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03.Mar.2015
Amigaworld.net (Webseite)


PDF magazine: REV'n'GE 28 (Italian)
Issue 28 of the Italian PDF-magazine REV'n'GE ("Retro Emulator Vision and Game") has been translated into English language under the title link.
Update (19:16, 05.03.15, snx):
The PDF file at the title link is the Italian issue. An english translation is not available, yet. (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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03.Mar.2015



Amiga-Emulator Uae4all2 removed from Google Play Store
The maintainer of the Android-port of the Amiga emulator Uae4all2 has been informed by the team of the Android-app-store "Google Play Store" that his application has been removed.

The message:

"This is a notification that your application, Uae4all2, with package ID pandora.uae4all.sdl, has been removed from the Google Play Store.

REASON FOR SUSPENSION: Violation of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behavior provisions of the Content Policy. Please refer to the IP infringement and impersonation policy help article for more information.
  • Your app and/or elements of its listing on Google Play, including title, description, logo(s), or promotional screenshots must not include unauthorized usage of protected works belonging to a third party.
  • Your app icon and promotional screenshots must not contain images that appear confusingly similar to existing products.
This particular app has been disabled as a policy strike. If your developer account is still in good standing, you may revise and upload a policy compliant version of this application as a new package name.

This notification also serves as notice for other apps in your catalog. You can avoid further app suspensions by immediately ensuring that no other apps in your catalog are in violation of (but not limited to) the above policy. Please also ensure your apps’ compliance with the Developer Distribution Agreement and Content Policy.

All violations are tracked. Serious or repeated violations of any nature will result in the termination of your developer account, and investigation and possible termination of related Google accounts. If your account is terminated, payments will cease and Google may recover the proceeds of any past sales and the cost of any associated fees (such as chargebacks and payment transaction fees) from you.

If you feel we have made this determination in error, you can visit the Google Play Help Center article for additional information regarding this suspension.

The Google Play Team" (cg) (Translation: (dr)

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03.Mar.2015
Esbit (ANF)


NXP will merge with Freescale
"NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which NXP will merge with Freescale in a transaction which values the combined enterprise at just over $40 billion1. The merger creates a high performance mixed signal semiconductor industry leader, with combined revenue of greater than $10 billion. The merged entity will become the market leader in automotive semiconductor solutions and the market leader in general purpose microcontroller (MCU) products. The combined company will capitalize on the growing opportunities created by the accelerating demand for security, connectivity and processing." You can read the full press release under the title link. Freescale (formerly Motorola) among others produces PPC-processors which includes the P3041- und P50x0-CPUs used in the announced AmigaOne X5000-computers. (cg) (Translation: (dr)

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03.Mar.2015
amigafuture.de (Webseite)


Audio-Player: SirenaPlayer 3.00 (AmigaOS 4/MorphOS)
Sirena Player is an audio player written with Hollywood for AmigaOS 4 and MorphOS which can play FLAC-, MOD-, MP3-, M4A- and WAV-files. The programm requires certain Hollywood-plugins as well as the mpega.library.

Version 3.00 has been compiled with Hollywood 6 and provides some internal improvements. (cg) (Translation: (dr)

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03.Mar.2015
amigafuture.de (Webseite)


Online quiz: Amiga Screenshot Quiz
"Games-Coffer" offers a short screenshot quiz in which you have to identify five Amiga games by looking at screenshots. (cg) (Translation: (dr)

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03.Mar.2015



AmigaOS 4: File manager Directory Opus 4.18.41
Jeff 'Xenic' Porter has released an update of the file manager Directory Opus 4 which fixes some minor bugs. Additionally, the programm interprets the "H"-bit just like the operating system predetermines it - until now Directory Opus used it as hidden bit.

Changes in version 4.18.41:
  • Added missing arguments check in DopusRT to prevent a crash if DopusRT is started with no arguments
  • Fixed access of freed memory when closing an asynchronous Read window. Fixed several potential memory leaks
  • Added signal notification to asynchronous Read windows when quitting Dopus4 or returning with changes from ConfigOpus. Previously the asynchronous Read windows could be forcibly closed at users request and leave Read processes running with no window
  • Fixed launching of asynchrouous Read processes and added checks for Ctrl-C to shut down those processes
  • Fixed reopening of Dopus4 on front screen when returning from ConfigOpus changes if Dopus4 was initially started with "BEHINDWB" TOOLTYPE or "-B" CLI argument
  • Eliminated a crash in the Dopus4 ANSIRead command
  • Changed the "close foreign windows" requester to open on the Dopus4 screen when quitting Dopus4 from it's own screen
  • Fixed copying of directories form archives opened in a lister
  • Fixed some failures to unlock public screens after failed memory allocations or file access
  • Updated "alien windows" requester text to match previously updated requester actions
  • Added Czech catalogs and French catalog. Updated all catalogs. Program catalog definition file and translation files updated
  • Changed "Hidden" bit in Protect requester to "Hold" bit for OS4. Eliminated hidden bit setting in ConfigOpus which activated hiding of files with the H bit set. The H bit is actually a hold bit in OS4 and indicates to AmigaDOS that the file should be added to the resident list if the P (pure) bit is also set
  • Added popupmenu & xadmaster header files to sources so others can compile Dopus4 without hunting for missing includes
  • Updated history files
(cg) (Translation: (dr)

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03.Mar.2015
os4welt.de (Webseite)


AmigaOS 4: Matching game "Quartet" with amiboing.de-access
The goal of the game is to complete roboter faces in the surrounding windows." Nick Sommer has ported the free game from iphone to AmigaOS 4, which uses the features of the Amiboing website of Entwickler X like online highscores. (cg) (Translation: (dr)

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01.Mar.2015
David Brunet (ANF)


New articles on Obligement's website
The articles below have been added to the website of french Amiga/MorphOS magazine Obligement during the last two months. All translations are welcome. Please contact David 'Daff' Brunet for more information.
  • January/February 2014 news
  • Old articles from Amiga News 66 to 68:
    • Review of Quarterback 6.0
    • Review of Caligari 24
    • Fonts on Amiga
    • Review of Adibou
    • Hardware: MSP 9000
    • Review of Aladdin 4D 3.0
    • Report: Mayotte, meteo and Amiga
    • Hardware: Emplant 3.7
  • Interview with Thomas Zighem (developer of Genesia)
  • Review of Workbench CANDI (update)
  • Review of TwittAmiga 4
  • Review of Icaros Desktop 2.0
  • Amiga Games List (update)
  • Hardware: CDTV SCSI controller
  • Report: Loren Eyrich travel with an Amiga
  • Report: DevCon Commodore 1992
  • Tutorial: Cracking of Turrican 3
  • Tutorial: Installation of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition on AmigaOne X1000
  • Special quizz about the year 2014
(snx)

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01.Mar.2015
AROS Development Team (ANF)


New subversion server for AROS
The subversion repository with the source code of AROS has moved to the server of Neil Cafferkey and Staf Verhaegen. The used URL stayed the same.

Thus the problem should be solved not having access to the repository for several weeks. In the Wiki it is described how to get an account. (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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01.Mar.2015
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Amiga-Emulator: FS-UAE 2.5.29dev
Frode Solheim's FS-UAE for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and BSD is based on WinUAE and "includes an easy-to-use graphical configuration program which allows you to enjoy FS-UAE and Amiga emulation without writing configuration files." Since the last stable version released in March (2.4.1), so far only developer versions have been released - excepted a bug fix version for Linux.

Under the title link, you can find a list of changes of version 2.5.29dev and all previoius versions. (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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01.Mar.2015



Aminet-Uploads until 28.02.2015
The following archives have been added to Aminet until February 28th, 2015:
iView.lha                comm/misc  2.3M  OS4 ABC iView client for AmigaOS
SMBMounter.lha           comm/net   128K  68k SMBFS Frontend GUI / Commodity
dogma01.lha              docs/mags  725K      Ukrainian magazine, HTML (28....
dogma01.zip              docs/mags  652K      Ukrainian magazine, HTML (28....
dogma11.lha              docs/mags  6.7M      Ukrainian magazine, HTML (24....
dogma12.zip              docs/mags  42M       Ukrainian magazine, HTML (28....
colorit.i386-aros.lha    game/misc  1.9M  x86 Fill the board with the same ...
Laberinto_Ladd.lha       game/misc  1.3M  ppc Underground cave adventure ga...
ultimate-maze-pack.zip   game/shoot 2.0M  68k Ultimate Maze: Wanker's Dream...
Handy095.lha             misc/emu   160K  68k Atari Lynx emulator
ibm1130.lha              misc/emu   5.3M  MOS IBM 1130 simulator, SIMH-based
interstellarish.zip      mods/moods 6.5M      Interstellarish!
Starships.lha            mods/xm    7.1M      New mod by Pseudaxos
The_Chinese_Wish.lha     mods/xm    6.2M      New mod by Pseudaxos
Calimero_beta_0.9.lha    text/dtp   7.3M  MOS A DTP Program
TurboPrint_DE.lha        text/print 1K        Unofficial German catalog for TP
RTF-Riddle.lha           util/conv  228K  MOS Rich Text Format to HTML5 con...
MPlayer-GUI.lha          util/misc  208K  OS4 GUI for MPlayer for OS4
(snx) (Translation: (dr)

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01.Mar.2015



OS4Depot-Uploads until 28.02.2015
The following archives have been added to OS4Depot until February 28th, 2015:
quartet.lha              gam/puz 2Mb   4.1 A puzzle game, that turns into a...
iconeditor.lha           gra/ico 2Mb   4.0 An Editor for 32bit Icons
microbe3d.lha            lib/gra 40Mb  4.0 micro .obj 3D engine using Warp3D
iview.lha                net/mis 2Mb   4.0 ABC iView client for AmigaOS
smbmounter.lha           net/sam 128kb 4.0 SMBFS Frontend GUI / Commodity
rtf-riddle.lha           uti/tex 228kb 4.0 Rich Text Format to HTML5 converter
vamp.lha                 vid/pla 2Mb   4.0 Virtual Amiga Multimedia Player
(snx) (Translation: (dr)

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01.Mar.2015



AROS-Archives-Uploads until 28.02.2015
The following archives have been added to AROS-Archives until February 28th, 2015:
excido.i386-aros.zip         gam/act 4Mb   Ship shoots attack drones on Ope...
colorit.i386-aros.lha        gam/mis 2Mb   Fill the board with the same color.
(snx) (Translation: (dr)

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01.Mar.2015



WHDLoad: New packages until 28.02.2015
Using WHDLoad, you can install games, scene demos and intros from cracking groups on your harddisk that were not compatible with anything but floppy disks. The following installers have been added until February 28th, 2015: (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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01.Mar.2015
Amiga.org (Forum)


Crowdfunding: Amiga movie "From Bedroom to Billions - The Amiga Years!"
While "Viva Amiga" has not been released yet, under the title link money is collected for another Amiga movie. The initiators already recorded "From Bedroom to Billions" which is a documentation about the British history of video games from 1979 till now. "The Amiga Years!" will be dedicated to the days of glory of this computer lasting 90 minutes.

The movie is supposed to be released in January 2016. For that project, already 14.133 out of 50.000 pounds have been donated. (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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01.Mar.2015
Amiga.org (Forum)


eBay: Processor module prototype of PIOS One
Under the title link, Dave Haynie sells parts of his collection. Additional to books and magazines, the prototype of a Quad-PPC604 processor module for the PIOS One are sold.

The offered plug-in card, developed by Thomas Rudloff, has not been completely equipped. (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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01.Mar.2015
Amiga Future (Webseite)


Workbench-Distribution: AmiKit and AmiKitReal 8.3
The Workbench distribution AmiKit, meant for emulators, as well as its version for real Amigas, AmiKitReal, are now available in version 8.3.

Among other changes, MUI and EvenMore have been updated. (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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01.Mar.2015
amigafuture.de (Webseite)


Workbench enhancement: BetterWB 4.0
Similar to AIAB, AmiKit or AmigaSYS, BetterWB is a collection of Workbench enhancements for AmigaOS 3.1, which are useful but rather simple and therefore require low hardware configuration.

Changes in version 4.0:
  • Rebooter has now a fast performing bootable ram option
  • LockDevice is a command which between other things, changes the read and write status of a drive
  • Icon.library has been updated to 46.4.408
  • Fat95 has been updated to 3.18
  • Dir now generates a wider and more clear display mode
  • ConBuffer gives scrollbars to any CLI (configured by default for Zshell)
  • A new commodity, PM, a cpu/process meter
  • Datatypes.library 45.4 corrects several bugs and is a little bit faster than its previous counterpart
  • DOSDrivers for Jaz and Zip drives are included. If you still have one of those magnetic dinosaurs ;)
  • Reduced the memory footprint just another extra bit
  • A few more minor fixes and tweaks
(snx) (Translation: (dr)

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01.Mar.2015
Sakura (ANF)


Preorder: New external floppy drive
Under the title link, at RetroAmi an external floppy drive developed by Sakura (producer of PCMCIA-SRAM-card for the Amiga 600/1200) can be ordered. The pictures of the drive show the non-painted prototype. The final, black Gehäuse case additionally will have included some minor changes.

The floppy drive is compatible to the external ports of all Amiga models but does not support "looping through". That means if you use other external drives of different producers, you can only use it as last drive.

The preordered model is based on a modified PC-drive but is "fully compatible with 880kB DD Amiga floppy disks". For financial reasons there will be not a HD-drive with modified 1,44-MB-PC mechanics, but the platine has been prepared for it. You can upgrade an Amiga-HD floppy drive for using HD-diskd (1,76 MB) on your own with a jumper.

As preorder, the floppy drive costs about 47 Euro (195 Złoty). Later the product will be more expensive. It will be delivered by the end of April. (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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01.Mar.2015
Olaf Schönweiß (ANF)


AROS: Aminux 3
Aminux is a collection of Olaf Schönweiß' AROS/68k-distribution AROS Vision and the Amiga emulator FS-UAE, which is launched from an USB-stick based on the Linux distribution Mikroknoppix. An installation will be not necessary.

Aminux r3 changelog:
  • Updated linux ground
  • Updated to latest "stable" FS-UAE
  • Updated to latest AROS Vision
  • Created a 4 GB FAT32 extra partition (8 GB USB stick is required), so that people can install AmigaOS there or add ADFs
Users of bigger USB-sticks can change the size of the partition using GParted (included). A video (which was not tested by Olaf Schönweiß) shows, how to install Knoppix on harddrive.

Please note that due to download restrictions of DropBox, the archive can only be downloaded ten times a day.

Download: aminux3.img.7z (5 GB) (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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