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Dhomas Trenn via E-Mail

Young Monkey Amiga-Software becomes Freeware
Young Monkey Studios is proud to announce that our whole Amiga software portfolio is now available for free. This includes the following programs:
  • Commander-ImageFX - Customizable GUI for ImageFX
  • GridLock - 2 player game Modem/NullModem/Ami-TCP
  • HP3PS - PacificPage PS/PCL Mode Changer
  • ImageFX - various loaders/scripts/etc.
  • MSE - MIDI SYStem EXplorer - PatchEditor+MORE
  • SamplerUtility - Disk imager for ProAudio Samplers
  • TextToBraille - Text To Braille Conversion Utility
  • TimeKeep - TimeClock Util for Clients-Projects-Invoices
  • TimeKeepDev - TimeClock Util for Project Development
  • TimeSpeak - Speaks current date or time

Additional informations and the downloads are available at the title link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 21:58] [Comments: 0]
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02.Apr.2001 with New Design was completely reworked and updated. There are some pictures of the presentation at the Amiga 2001 online. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 21:58] [Comments: 0]
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Sharwin & Rakesh Raghoebardayal on ANF

More Coyote Flux 3D-Engine Screenshots
Some more screenshots of the 3D terrain-renderer have been added to the temporary website of Coyote Flux. These are the last screenshots without texturemapping.

Since several people asked if the engine is voxel-based, some new screenshots will be released soon to show that this is NOT a voxel. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 21:38] [Comments: 0]
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Matthias Henze on ANF

Informations about stormamiga.lib and HSMathLibs
Due to personal reasons we could not work on the 'HSMathLibs' and 'stornamiga.lib' for a month. Because of this the release of the new versions will be postboned for a month. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 21:37] [Comments: 0]
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Matthias Muench on ANF

Amiga presentation at the Gateway Computer Show 2001
The presentation by Amiga at the Gateway Computer Show 2001 is now available at our side. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 21:34] [Comments: 0]
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Christoph Meier on ANF

Golem: Amiga develop Software for Sharp Linux-PDA
Sharp-PDA will be available by christmas in germany.
Amiga announced that they co-operate with Sharp to offer content and programs for the upcomming Linux-PDA by Sharp. Sharp plans to ship this new device for Christmas. The whole article is available at the title link.

Additional news:
The Register: Sharp Linux PDA to be first next-gen Amiga device
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[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 17:54] [Comments: 0]
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Patrick Beerhorst

Eternity Computer / Tales of Tamar / Play!Amiga Changing Server
We are currently working on the moving of our Internet pages to a new server. We please you to be patient if any of our pages won't be available for some days. This concerns the domains, and Play!Amiga.

After the moving there will be more space for an increase of the games area of Play!Amiga and for the development of Tales of Tamar. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 16:42] [Comments: 0]
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Richard Kapp

Update of SendStuff
New version (0.6) of SendStuff released. New features:
  • SendStuff now stores the preferences of the send-mode (copy or move).
  • Bugfix: directories will now be moved correct without an error message.
  • Subdirectories will now be moved or copied correct too.

SendStuff lets you copy or move files or directories into other directories or devices by using drag'n'drop. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 16:41] [Comments: 0]
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Wayne Hunt on ANF Clarification is currently down. This weekend we took over 2.5 million hits to the server, and transferred over 40Gb in two days (mostly because of the Amiga 2001 pictures).

As a result, our ISP suspended our service due to scragging their MySQL server. That means for the moment that will be unavailable until they either allow us back online, or I gather the money to move to another ISP.

Simple fact of life, is once again a victim of it's own success (for which I humbly thank you guys) and anyone who says the Amiga community is dead, obviously doesn't have to pay for it's bandwidth... :)

We'll be back soon I hope

Wayne Hunt
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[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 16:33] [Comments: 0]
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St. Louis Special - Annotation
There will be many reports, pictures and informations concerning the Amiga 2001 Show in St. Louis in the next few days. We will not present every link to every article or snippet of information at the main news page but you will find every link in the special. That's why you should check it daily to find new informations.

For the next few days the link to this special will remain on top of the link list but then it will move to the special sections link list. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 14:03] [Comments: 0]
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Software News
SimpleHTML V0.15
Sebastian Bauer released version 0.15 of his program SimpleHTML. SimpleHTML is an offline browser that lets you display small files very fast. It supports only a few HTML-tags. There is a html.datatype available too. Download: simplehtml.lzx - 32 kB

There is a quickfix for Amster available that fixes a little bug in the localization system. Amster is a client for the well known napster. Download: Amster-main.lha - 199 kB

IcoDT - CondenseIcon - ilbmdtPPC
Stephan Rupprecht released updates for the following programs:
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[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 13:21] [Comments: 0]
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Matthias Muench on ANF

AUG99: AmigaONE 1200
There are pictures of the AmigaONE 1200 Board by Eyetech available at the title link.

We did some notes to the pictures to show what will be available on-board. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 12:42] [Comments: 0]
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Jan Andersen via E-Mail

Virus Help Denmark News
New VEPatchBrain for VirusExecutor:

Name: VEPatchBrain v1.27
Archive name: VEPatchBrain.lha
Archive size: 16.410 Bytes
Programmer: Jan Erik Olausen
Release date: 31. März 2001

Virus Help Denmark started a survey that asks you if you would pay a shareware fee for anti-virus programs. The poll is available at the polls-link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 11:10] [Comments: 0]
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Pawel Filipczak on ANF

TaskiSMS Update
Version 2.52 of TaskiSMS were released. TaskiSMS lets you send short messages into 112 countries.

News in this release:
  • fixed bug in editor window that caused problems with ghosted buttons when correct number was entered
  • fixed bug in editor window that causes program crashes
  • new plugin ICQ for all countries (in unregistered version length of SMS is limited to 60 chars for that plugin)
  • removed plugin for Czech Republic & Slovakia (D1cz)
  • added new country - Moldova
  • added about 450 networks/operators to the support list
  • added plugin display priority list (check settings window)

The demo version is available at TaskiSMS Homepage or at the aminet AmiNet. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 10:39] [Comments: 0]
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Eyetech AmigaONE ML / Jorge Pino on ANF

FAQ by Fleecy
The following link offers you a complete lists of all questions that were made and the answers of Fleecy. FAQ

Thes faq-list was compiled by James Bridge. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 02. Apr. 2001, 03:40] [Comments: 0]
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Markus Nerding via E-Mail

Gateway Show Amiga 2001 - Report by Markus Nerding
Markus Nerding promised us to send us a live report from the fair if he had the opportunity. He kept his promise and sent us the following report:

As during the previous years, the hosts of the the fair, Bob and Diana Sharp have created a magnificent ambient for the biggest of the US fairs.

In the celebration hall of the Sharaton hotel, all the famous retailers, manufacturers and Amiga User Groups were present. There are not too many news from this side, so everybody was waiting eagerly for the announcements Amiga Inc. had planned to make at the banquet on Saturday evening.

However there were some things to see, and most of all different softwares and hardwares to buy. One novelty was the presentation of the VarIO-Borad by Jens Schönfeld - a multi-IO-card with serial, parallel and PS/2 Port. Grasshopper showed version 4.0.9 of PageStream which is available since last week. At Mr.Hardware there was a PC expansion card that allows full access for the Amiga. The by far biggest stand was owned by Merlancia Industries who had planed to present a PPC-board, but there must have been some obstacle to this. Not present, for the first time in years, was BoXer who had formerly always been praised by AntiGravity, but who had even failed to present a prototype the previous years.

At noon on Saturday, Petro invited all Amiga-fans for a pizza. The hotel brought so many Pizza Hut boxes that even hours after that there were still some available. In addition to this, beer was free too: Budweiser and Bud Lite - it is weird that I must think only now about the fact that Dave Haynie was present too. As well as Joe Torre who entertained us once again with uncountable stories. I think he is almost a better entertainer than a hardware developer ;-)

Like the previous years, there were a lot of interesting seminars. Gary Peake and Rudi Chiarito talked about the subject "Where we are today" and showed the actual status of the AmigaDE-Developer System. Further seminars talked about ImageFX, PageStream, hardware design, Amiga Forever and some different subjects. We held a seminar about StormC and of course AmigaOS 3.9, where there were of course many questions asked about the future.

Saturday night - Petro's Farewell-banquet - first plank: "Petro's Roast". Here people were allowed balance their accounts with Petro and some speakers really invested themselves in this ;-) A very funny matter which ended with many presents give to and by Petro. Petro himself the summarized once again the history of Commodore/Amiga - of course, after 20 years he had a lot to tell. He emphasised however that he will not be definitively gone and that he will attend to one or the other event.

Then it was Bill McEwen's turn. By now it was late but he once more was able to wake up the people. The AmigaONE by Eyetech, AmigaOS 4.0 and the use of AmigaDE on the new Zaurus PDAs from Sharp were announced. These were of course the subject Amiga users had been waiting for.

The CEO of Eyetech, Allan Redhouse, could already show a fully featured card of the AmigaONE, which however still had some electric defect. However first developer boards should be ready soon and the shipping to the customers will start end of June (2001 of course ;-)).

Matched to this was the announcement of AMigaOS 4.0 which will now at last bring the long awaited PPC version of the AmigaOS. The port will be done by Amiga Inc. in association with Haage&Partner and other developers. Details about this will follow soon, however the project is on its way and a high priority to Amiga Inc.

The next climax was Bill's presentation of the Zaurus, the new PDA from Sharp, on which ran the famous Boing-Ball-Demo of the AmigaDE. There is a deal with Sharp so in short, it will run on billions of devices. Bill also talked about Psion, who want to use AmigaDE on the laptop-similar Netbook and also about the possibility to use it on any Windows-CE device. All in all an interesting view of the big distribution of the AmigaDE, which will be done in parallel with the AmigaOS 4.0 development and which should merge later on.

To sum up, one can say about the fair that there have been for once really interesting news whose repercussions could be fundamental. Obviously, Amiga Inc. is concentrating more on its roots and kernel, which they own, the AmigaOS. All this is looking good, however now it will show in which time these things will become reality for the developers and users. We are very curious about it...

We thank Markus Nerding very heartily for this detailed insight and wish a nice Sunday to all of the visitors. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 01. Apr. 2001, 19:42] [Comments: 0]
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Stéphane Campan via E-Mail

Amiga Impact: Special Edition
Our French co-site Amiga Impact are currently rebuilding their website completely. On occasion of the Amiga 2001 Show in St. Louis you can find a french-speaking special about the show under the title link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 01. Apr. 2001, 18:18] [Comments: 0]
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Martin Baute

Audio Records by Martin Baute
Martin Baute has send us 2 audio records from the St. Louis-Show, which we gladly make available for download.

St_Louis.mp3 - 4,5 MB
010401_IRClog.txt - 118 kB

The St. Louis mp3-record has been recorded during the query and answer hour with Bill McEwen this morning between 8:00 and 9:40 o'clock.

The IRC-log was logged during the IRC query and answer hour with Bill McEwen on #developer. The log is completely raw and not complete, since Martin wasn't present from the beginning.

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[News message: 01. Apr. 2001, 17:53] [Comments: 0]
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Reader on ANF

Fleecy Explains the Current Plans of AmigaInc
Under the title link you can find a posting by Fleecy Moss, which he posted on the AmigaONE mailing list. In the message, Fleecy explains in detail the plans of Amiga Inc. and answers some questions. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 01. Apr. 2001, 16:15] [Comments: 0]
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Christoph Meier on ANF

individual Computers Produces C-64 hardware
In association with members of the C-64 scene a clone of the popular Action Replay has been developed. The new edition has a 128K Flash Rom instead of the 32K Eprom and a 32K Ram instead of a 8K Ram. This makes it possible to use the known Rom versions of the Action Replay as well as the Roms of the SuperSnapshot and the Nordic Power.

The Freeze-Logic has been significantly improved. A and an accurate control of the main CPU increase the security while freezing the system.
The new Cartridges will be available from June 2001. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 01. Apr. 2001, 16:08] [Comments: 0]
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"Classic" Amiga OS 4.x PPC will come!
Harv Laser, the maintainer of AmigaZone draws an overview of the announcements made on the Amiga 2001, in his posting at comp.sys.amiga.misc and confirms that the Classic Amiga OS PPC will definitively come. Amiga OS 4.x and 5.0 will follow.

Petro celebrated his leaving with a banquet and freely gave autographs.

Alan Redhouse has shown his board on which the new AMiga-PPC-OS will run.

Of course the Sharp announcement is also mentioned.

Read the original message under the title link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 01. Apr. 2001, 08:17] [Comments: 0]
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Quantum Leap on ANF

Amiga Inc. Reveals Partner
Quantum Leap - the italian e-zine oriented toward new technologies - was officially authorised by Amiga Inc. to publish information about their new partnerships.

The present announcement will be published at 10.00pm (PST) on our website at Quantum Leap.

Quantum Leap has released three pictures of a Sharp-Handheld (PDA) with AmigaDE. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 01. Apr. 2001, 07:09] [Comments: 0]
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No Risc No Fun

New PPC OS with AMIGA- and Windows Support
On our page there are first pictures of our new project AmiWin (working name), a PPC OS which can run AmigaOS as well as Windows Software. The current version runs on Macintosh hardware and there is a screenshot on the page.

In our Workbench-Gallery there are 2 new WB-Shots.

Apparently the big domain-dying is on, since our site can't be reached either. I hope that this condition will resolve soon. Otherwise you can always reach us under (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 01. Apr. 2001, 06:31] [Comments: 0]
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Thomas Wuergler on ANF

Payback Review
The most comprehensive Payback review anywhere is now on There have been other reviews, but none as in-depth as this one. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 01. Apr. 2001, 04:49] [Comments: 0]
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St. Louis Images by has a collection of pictures of the Gateway Computer Show taking place in St. Louis put into the WWW.

There are also pictures by Christophe Decanini of ANN online. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 31. Mar. 2001, 23:07] [Comments: 0]
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Boing Bag #1 for OS 3.9
Just in time for the Gateway Computer Show Amiga 2001 Amiga Inc. and Haage&Partner make the new Boing Bag #1 for Amiga OS 3.9 available for free download.

The most important innovation is surely AsyncWB that allows simultaneous copying and deleting on the Workbench. Next to many improvements GenesisPrefs, HDToolBox, AMPlifier, ViNCEd, WBRun, UnArc, RAWBInfo and BenchTrash have been revised. Further details can be taken from the readmes.

Download: BoingBag39-1.lha - ca. 5 MB
- BoingBag-1.readme -

As there had been no further news from St. Louis besides this I have taken the time and installed the new Boing Bag and naturally immediately tested it.

ASyncWB, allowing you to copy and delete with the Workbench at the same time, works terrific. This is especially good when copying or deleting big directories.

It's brilliant that you can now give search paths for Find via drag'n drop. So you don't have to search through a whole device but can reduce the search to single directories. Very practical.

Also very good is the new function in RAWBInfo. When you press the Shift key in the program information and double click on a tooltype, it gets toggled (activated becomes inactive and vice versa).

When you view text files with Multiview it's now possible to search the text for terms using the new "navigation menu". The function was indeed already there but only accessible via keyboard input.

The WBClock has got many beautiful designs in the Presets to choose from. Some of them I do really like very much.

That's all for the moment as I couldn't test more for now. Everybody who like to may write about further useful "discoveries" in the comments :-). (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 31. Mar. 2001, 21:36] [Comments: 0]
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Software News
On the website of AROS you can find a status update in which the willing reader finds answers to the question which parts have already been ported. Right now 138 registered developers are busy with AROS and have already completed 75% of the original AmigaOS. The source codes cover 55 MB including all changes. Further 38,5 MB can already be filled with ported software and there are some MB with several screenshots.

Pagestream V4.0.9
At Grasshopper LLC (formerly Softlogik) has Pagestream version 4.0.9 for Amiga, Macintosh and Windows been released. The new versions are ready for download for registered users in the password secured area. Pagestream is a Desktop Publishing Program (DTP) that is used to design publications of any kind.

Bochs for MorphOS
Nicholai Benalal has released Bochs 2000_0329b for MorphOS. Bochs is an emulator for x86 hardware. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 31. Mar. 2001, 20:08] [Comments: 0]
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Stefan Martens on ANF

SecondSpin v2.16 beta
A new version of SecondSpin has been released. SecondSpin is a tool to convert audio CDs to MPEG audio 1, 2 or 3. Additionally further formats like AIFF and WAV are supported. For MPEG encoding is a modified version of LAME V3.87+ needed.

The v2.16 beta solves the problem that SecondSpin had difficulties reading the CD information from But beware, on the homepage there is written that the latest version is the 2.15 beta. This is not correct. Just ignore it and download. You'll get the latest version ;-).

v2.16 - Changed OS recognition code. It may have failed under some VERY, VERY rare circumstances. Changed the support to! This should fix the CDDB problems! (12/Mar/2001)

Download: SecondSpin_Install.lha - Readme (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 31. Mar. 2001, 20:06] [Comments: 0]
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St. Louis Special
Because of the Gateway Computer Show in St. Louis we have set up a special page on which we summarize all information we find on the WWW. As soon as new reports or images are available the page gets updated. For the lasting of the show there's a link in the title area pointing to the special page.

In case you find further information on the net, images or reports regarding the show not contained in the list, please send a short mail with URL to (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 31. Mar. 2001, 18:37] [Comments: 0]
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Juergen Theiner on ANF

And the Winner is... Play!Amiga Comparing Review
There's a big review at Play!Amiga comparing Napalm, Earth and Exodus. Read who gets the best rating. Besides you get the chance to vote for the charts; would be nice if you'd use it. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 31. Mar. 2001, 16:45] [Comments: 0]
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Håkan Parting on ANF

AmiComSys Looking For a New Server
Håkan Parting, the author of AmiComSys, is looking for a new server for his Amiga buddy and chat program. The program works similar to the known ICQ but exists only for Amiga computers for now. Up to now around 200 people use this program.

Wanted is an Amiga online 24h, so it could work as a server. Everybody who could help may write to

Here's the original message:
AmiComSys is a shareware program to find Amiga buddies on the Internet, chat and send files.

It's rather similar to the famous ICQ but currently only for Amiga. AmiComSys was born April 1997. My plan is to release version 2.0 of this software this year.

The reason for writing is that I need a new full time server, because the current server at isn't up anymore.

The server software AmiComSys connects to is named AMarqueed, which is a part of the AMarquee-package. You may find information about it at the following URL:

AmiComSys have about 200 users, of about at this time ten is online at the same time. This means that the server won't need very much bandwidth.

So if you have an Amiga that is connected to the Internet 24 hours a day, I would very much appreciate if you could let me use it for the server.

The AmiComSys home page is located at

Please contact me at the email address mentioned below for more information.

Best regards,

Håkan Parting, author of AmiComSys, AMarquee, JAMarquee, VersionWB and GlossTask.
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[News message: 31. Mar. 2001, 16:39] [Comments: 0]
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Richard Kapp on ANF

New Review on the GFX -GAMES-DATABASE
You can find a review of the WB game WBSteroids following the title link. Besides, the 'About' page has been reworked, games add-ons have entered the database and much more has taken place. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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