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MorphOS 2.3 released
Press release The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 2.3, a free update for users of MorphOS 2.2, 2.1 and 2.0. In addition to numerous bug fixes, MorphOS 2.3 includes additional optimizations and new features such as configuration options for the MorphOS display engine, useful utilities for the screen bar and read-only support for HFS+ formatted volumes. For an overview of the included changes, please read our release notes at the title link.

A description of the hardware requirements and installation procedures can be found here. MorphOS 2.3 is available for download in our files section. (snx)

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WHDLoad: New packages until 04.08.2009
With WHDLoad you can install games and scene demos on your harddrive which were originally only available as disks. Besides, several incompatibilities with new Amiga models were fixed.

The following installers have been added, improved or updated since our last message:
  • 04.08.2009 improved: Charlie J. Cool (Nevada) trainer option added, instruction cache enabled (Info)
  • 31.07.2009 new: Deadly Jammin 2 (Deathstar) done by StingRay (Info)
  • 30.07.2009 new: Mega Demo 2 (Vision) done by StingRay (Info)
  • 30.07.2009 improved: Kick Off 2: The Final Whistle (Anco) fixed problems with loading additional pitches (Info)
  • 29.07.2009 new: Premier Manager II (Gremlin) done by Psygore (Info)
  • 24.07.2009 new: Premier Manager (Gremlin) done by Psygore (Info)
  • 24.07.2009 improved: The Lost Vikings (Interplay) slave recoded, supports french, german, cracked and demo versions, misc fixes (Info)
  • 19.07.2009 new: 1869 (Max Design) done by Psygore (Info)
  • 15.07.2009 improved: Turrican 2 (Factor 5/Rainbow Arts) 2nd fire button handling fixed (Info)
  • 15.07.2009 improved: RoboCop (Ocean) supports another version, hiscores will be saved, trainer and icons added, manual and hints included (Info)
  • 06.07.2009 improved: Mean Machine (Code Masters/Optimus Software) trainer and blitter waits added (Info)
  • 25.06.2009 improved: Last Action Hero (Psygnosis) blitter waits improved, ingame cheat added, cache enabled, freezing bug removed (Info)
  • 23.06.2009 improved: Rick Dangerous 2 (Core Design) coverdisk supported, cheat keys added (Info)
  • 23.06.2009 improved: Edd the Duck 2 (Zeppelin Games) access fault fixed, trainer improved, in-game keys added, copylock cracked (Info,Image)
  • 21.06.2009 improved: Return of the Jedi (Domark) supports another version (Info)
  • 16.06.2009 improved: Rick Dangerous 2 (Core Design) supports another version, copylock removed correctly (Info)
  • 16.06.2009 improved: Turrican 2 (Factor 5/Rainbow Arts) 2nd fire button now also works with alien joypads (Info)
  • 10.06.2009 improved: Pools Of Darkness (SSI) german version 1.1 supported (Info)
  • 09.06.2009 improved: Flink CD≥≤ (Psygnosis) option to force joystick mode added (Info)
(cg) (Translation: (dr)

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Software-News until 05.08.2009

MorphOS: Scanner-application SCANdal 1.1

Michal "zukow" Zukowski has renamed his scanner-application MuiScan to SCANdal and has published an update. According to him Zukowski is working on a port of new scanner drivers from the SANE-project.

Changes in SCANdal 1.1:
  • Locales, (gui)fixes
  • Gamma slider (if scanner supports it)
  • Brightness slider (if scanner supports it)
  • Negative checkmark (if scanner supports it)
  • Auto suffix adding switch
  • Overwrite ask switch
  • Project name changed: muiscan -> SCANdal

IRC-Client: WookieChat 2.12 Beta 8

James 'jahc' Carroll has published an update of his MUI-based IRC-client WookieChat (AmigaOS 3/4, MorphOS, AROS). The changes are listed in the Changelog.

Instant Messenger: SabreMSN 0.56

James 'jahc' Carroll has also updated his MUI-based MSN-messenger SabreMSN which is available for AmigaOS 3/4 and AROS. Changes in version 0.56:
  • "contact has added you to his list, add them to your own contacts list?" stuff was broken in last release. Just crashed.
  • Header messages are ignored now. So irrelvant stuff will be filtered out from the chat. This one goes out to Kicko! hehe. Let me know if it goes okay.

Real-time strategy: Exodus under AmigaOS 4.1

"crack" described in a guide how to get worked the real-time strategy game Exodus: The last War under AmigaOS 4.1.

Update of the arcade game BOH

Simone Bevilacqua has updated the commercial arcade game BOH:
  • makes the game run natively on Linux (requires an x86 CPU, SDL 1.2 and SDL_mixer-1.2);
  • avoids the restart of the whole program upon theme change (very useful when playing in full screen, as the monitor does not need to re-sync);
  • adds themes randomization options;
  • adds the "USE ENHANCED WEAPONS" option (makes killing enemies easier);
  • slows down the blinking of the automapper direction indicator;
  • adds video mode suggestions;
  • fixes a minor bug in the zoom selection handling (in rare cases it could cause an illegal memory access);
  • fixes bad centering at 4x zoom (a couple of parentheses were missing);
  • links the AmigaOS version to the latest SDL;
  • links the Windows version to a fresh build of the custom framework (by mistake an outdated framework had been used with the consequence that, on some machines, input handling was partially broken);
  • includes some graphical retouches to the themes "castle" and "warm";
  • adds synopses to the phases of the mission "tougher and tougher";
  • updates and improves the user's manual;
  • improves some translations;
  • some other changes.

Additionally a Linux port of BOH was published. (cg) (Translation: (dr)

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Psyria (ANF)

OnyxSoft: Annotate 2.6.3, CodeAudio 3.01, MultiRen 1.68, Onyx Prelude 1.2

Annotate is a text editor for AmigaOS 4 which was originally written in 1993 by Doug Bakewell and which was now updated by OnyxSoft. The changes are listed in the Readme.

CodeAudio, previously known as TheMPegEncGUI, is a graphical user-interface for MP3- and other encoders (flac, faad, ogg) which makes it more easy to convert CDs into MP3-files with an optional wizard.

MultiRen is a MUI-base program with which many files can be renamed simultaneously. There is also a special plugin for MP3-files.

Onyx Prelude is a mixer-preferences-program for the soundcards Prelude Z2 and Prelude 1200. (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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