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AROS: Lunapaint 0.3
Hogne 'M0ns00n' Titlestad has published a new version of his graphic program Lunapaint (screenshot). (cg) (Translation: (dr)

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25.Dec.2006 (Webseite)

AmigaOS 4: File manager DiskMaster 2.7 beta 6
The new beta version of the file manager called DiskMaster has a completely revised and Reaction-based user-interface. (cg) (Translation: (dr)

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Timo Kloss (ANF)

MIDI: Software instrument Phonolith 0.3, Sequencer Horny 1.2
Timo Kloss from Inutilis Software has published a new version of his MIDI-sequencer Horny. Besides this there is a first version of the software sampler Phonolith:

Phonolith 0.3

Phonolith is a software instrument for AmigaOS 4.x which plays the "sampled Waveforms". Phonolith can be used with every CAMD-based sequencer just like Horny or with an external MIDI keyboard.

Features of version 0.3:
  • receives MIDI notes through camd.library
  • mixer unit with volume controls
  • 16 different instruments at once
  • ADSR amp envelope for each instrument
  • unlimited number of samples for each instrument, for key and velocity ranges
  • supports AIFF (16 bit) sample format
  • imports Logic EXS24 instruments (only from Macintosh (PPC?))
  • ReAction GUI

For version 1.0 the following additionaly features are planned:
  • downmixing to AIFF file (not for lite version)
  • mixer unit with panning controls and peak meters
  • WAVE sample support
  • better EXS24 import (Intel format...)
  • connection to Horny for automatic project loading

Horny 1.2

Horny is a MIDI-sequencer for AmigaOS 3.5, 3.9 and 4.x similar to "Logic" or "Cubase" and wich is above all easy to use.

Features of version 1.2:

  • Up to 16 midi ports usable with CAMD (Lite: 1 port)
  • Up to 128 tracks (Lite: 16 tracks)
  • Signature and tempo changes inside songs possible
  • Midi mixer: VU meter, volume, pan, 6 more (Lite: 3) chooseable controller
  • Automation of all mixer parameters direct in tracks
  • SysEx manager with as many sort groups as you like
  • Controller transformer e.g. for controlling volume with modulation wheel
  • eXtream Sync support for synchronizing with AudioEvolution 4 and other software

  • Piano Editor: Quantizing (with triplet support), velocity compressor,...
  • Controller Editor: Compressor, reducing, smoothing,...
  • Multiple undo/redo in piano/controller editor
  • Position marker in arranger window
  • Complete overview of projects in arranger window
  • Sound selection with names (not only GeneralMidi, but able to extend for any synthesizers)
  • Midi controllers are named for any supported synthesizers as well
File formats:
  • SMF import and export
  • Horny file format is up- and downwards compatible
  • Autoload project for your own templates
  • SysEx files import and export in SysEx Manager
  • ReAction GUI at setting windows
  • On Workbench or own screen
  • Arranger window can be used as background (backdrop)
  • locale.library support: Up to now german and english
  • Some GUI elements are 24 bit graphics (PNG files)
  • Mouse wheel support for scrolling in editors (OS4 and NewMouse)
(cg) (Translation: (dr)

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Board play: Total Chaos AGA 6.4
Total Chaos which is a fantasy board game for up to eight human or computer controlled players has these news in version 6.4.

System requirements:
  • Operating system: AmigaOS 3.0
  • Processor: 68020 (68040 for the Intro-sequence)
  • Memory: 2  Chip-RAM, 16 MB Fast-RAM
  • Chipset: AGA
  • Harddrive memory: 69 MB
Download: TotalChaosAGAr6.lha (76 MB) (snx) (Translation: (dr)

[News message: 25. Dec. 2006, 10:11] [Comments: 0]
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AmigaOS 4: Several Icon sets in new OS4 style
Martin "Mason" Merz has published several 32 Bit Icon sets in the new style introduced with the final version of AmigaOS 4.0. (cg) (Translation: (dr)

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AmigaOS 4: Instant Messenger Epistula 52.1
The newest version of the MUI-based Instant Messenger Epistula includes the following changes:
  • 32bit image support via my new MUI Custom Class (preliminary AISS support)
  • Basic emoticon support, which is limited at present but will be customisable in an update
  • New instant message display
  • Updated TOC and MSN plugins (finally nailed the bug which won't show contacts as being online!)
  • My own little executioner 'Pierrepoint' will take care of shutting down plugins cleanly and swiftly
  • Lots of little bugs fixed here and there...
(cg) (Translation: (cad)

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24.Dec.2006 (Web page)

AmigaOS 4: New modules for the screensaver
Rene W. Olsen has developed a range of modules for the screensaver of AmigaOS 4. Some of the plugins require the final version of AmigaOS 4.0. (cg) (Translation: (cad)

[News message: 24. Dec. 2006, 20:57] [Comments: 0]
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IBrowse 2.4 installs 68k MUI classes under PPC operating systems by mistake
In the installation of IBrowse 2.4 on PPC operating systems, the NList#? MUI libraries are possibly overwritten by 68k versions. Affected users should install the corresponding classes again. (cg) (Translation: (cad)

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AmigaOS 4: Movie player MPlayer 1.0rc1
Andrea Palmatè is making available a new version of his OS4 port of MPlayer. MPlayer 1.0rc1 requires the final version of AmigaOS 4.0, improvements compared to the last release:
  • Full overlay support thru p96_pip driver (needs AmigaOS4 Final)
  • Removed cgx software modes
  • The only software mode now is SDL
  • Using libmad for mp? audio decoding
  • Use th every last mplayer rc1 cvs
  • DVD now can be played at full speed (on my G4 at least..)
  • Full screen is not yet supported by p96_pip driver
  • Two separate version (G3 and G4)
  • XMAS icon by Kenneth Lester jr (thx!)
  • p96_pip driver made by Joerg Strohmayer
  • WMV3 now are native and at FULL SPEED
  • a lot of mplayer bugfix!

Download: MPlayer_XMAS.lha.lzh (10 MB) (cg) (Translation: (cad)

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Hyperion releases AmigaOS 4 - The Final Update
Leuven, Belgium, 24 December 2006.

Hyperion Entertainment is very pleased to announce the immediate availability (for registered AmigaOne customers) of Amiga OS 4.0, The Final Update.

Originally released in May of 2004, Amiga OS 4.0 ( is the most stable, modern and feature-rich incarnation to date of the multi-media centric operating system launched by Commodore Business Machines (CBM) in 1985 with which it still retains a high degree of compatibility.

Amiga OS 4.0, The Final Update is the culmination of 5 years of development and takes the form of a stand-alone ISO image which contains a full installation of all Amiga OS 4.0 components.

A list of new features can be found here (baseline: Update #4).

Availability of PowerPC hardware suitable for operation with Amiga OS 4.0 will be announced by third parties early 2007.

The Hyperion Entertainment management would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers and supporters a pleasant holiday season!

Amiga OS 4.0 © 2001-2006 Hyperion Entertainment VOF, developed under license from Amiga, Inc. "Amiga" is a registered trademark of Amiga, Inc. (cg) (Translation: (cad)

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Amiga-News wishes Merry Christmas!
The entire team of Amiga-News wishes all readers, partners and Amiga fans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! (cg) (Translation: (cad)

[News message: 24. Dec. 2006, 17:49] [Comments: 0]
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WinUAE: AmiKit 1.2.7
For AmiKit, a complete distribution for WinUAE users, an update to version 1.2.7 is available. This can be obtained via the integrated live update function or installed manually.

Among the improvements in this version are the newest versions of Ibrowse and StarAmPlan, among other things. (cg) (Translation: (cad)

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AmigaOS 4: CPUTemp.docky
CPUTemp.docky displays the current CPU temperature in the AmigaOS 4 dock. The program was successfully tested with 603e, 750FX, 750GX and 7455 processors and apparently works with some 7451 models. Other CPU types (604, 750CXE etc.) were not tested.

CPUTemp.lha (24 KB) (cg) (Translation: (cad)

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Sebastian Bauer (ANF)

E-Mail: SimpleMail 0.30
Version 0.30 of the MUI-based E-Mail client SimpleMail was released today. Since the last release, minor bugs in the HTML display as well as in creating indices were fixed. News that are shown in the preview window are now marked as read.

The new version of SimpleMail is available for AmigaOS 3/4 at present, the MorphOS version will be delivered later.

The SimpleMail team wishes everyone a contemplative Christmas and a happy new year. (cg) (Translation: (cad)

[News message: 24. Dec. 2006, 16:58] [Comments: 0]
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Amiga Future (Web page)

vbcc: Compiler target for the SmartFirmware
Under the title link, Frank Wille has created a target for PowerPC OpenFirmware (specifically: the SmartFirmware of the Efika board) for the C compiler vbcc.

Through this, plain ANSI-C programs (OpenFirmware-calls and standard I/O) can be launched directly from the firmware, without needing to launch a "proper" operating system first. (snx) (Translation: (cad)

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PPA (Web page)

Mediator: TV tuner control TvR 2.10
The program TvR by Robert Krajcarz (screenshot) is now available in version 2.10. With this software, TV tuner PCI cards used via a Mediator board can be controlled.

The most important changes in this version:
  • Fixed routines to get backdrop back after quitting Backdrop mode
  • Fixed routines of saving/playing recorded animation
  • Changed methods of sleep mode (Music parameter removed)
(snx) (Translation: (cad)

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T.Schölzel (ANF)

Website: CD32-Allianz online again
Press release The team of CD³²-Allianz wishes all readers of our Internet page a merry and contemplative Christmas 2006!

As a thank you for your faithfulness, support and numerous contributions in our forum, there is a Christmas present for free download. Where? Simply stop by at our forum for it.

On time for Christmas, our problems with the server are solved, so that our Internet page is online again. (snx) (Translation: (cad)

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AmigaOS 4: RSS reader XNet-RSS 52.1
XNet-RSS displays so-called RSS feeds, i.e. brief news in text form, like those offered by as well, for example.

New in version 52.1 are mouse wheel support as well as improved routines for charset conversion, among other things. (cg) (Translation: (cad)

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IBrowse: Experimental Flash plugin
The IBrowse team is making available a first experimental Flash plugin for its web browser. The plugin is based on GPLFlash and thus supports only Flash 4 as well as some few features of newer Flash standards. (cg) (Translation: (cad)

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AmigaOS 4: Directory Opus 4.18
Joachim "Zerohero" Birging is releasing version 4.18 of the well-known file manager Directory Opus 4. After the earlier alpha versions, the program is now available for the first time as a PPC-native version for AmigaOS 4, in addition, the update includes numerous minor improvements. (cg) (Translation: (cad)

[News message: 24. Dec. 2006, 04:16] [Comments: 0]
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Dennis 'Psyria' Lohr (ANF)

Music: Christmas update on Psyria homepage
Psyria wrote on his homepage: "This year there is also (traditionally) special downloads to Christmas!

You can find four well-known songs in the download section:
  • Acid Dreams
  • Electronic Knights (studio version)
  • Heart of the Jungle
  • Until Dawn
as well as two so far unpublished titles:
  • Out of my life (dance studio version)
  • Time of Day (studio version)
as 'Full-Free-Download' - all newly mixed.

I want to wish the fanbase as well as the whole Amiga community Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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