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18.Jan.2000
ADX


ADX Datentechnik website with new layout
ADX has reworked their website completely and very neatly. An online shop has been implemented, where all articles can be ordered directly online. (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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18.Jan.2000
Jan Andersen by e-mail


Virus Help Denmark reports link virus "Hitch Hiker v4.11"
Virus Help Denmark found a virus infected archive on Aminet on January 18th. The archive is infected with the link virus "Hitch Hiker v4.11". More information on the archive:

Name: Sniper
Virus name: HitchHiker v4.11
Archive name: Sniper.lzh
Archive size: 667,902 bytes
Infected file: Sniper
Infected size: 688,060 bytes (infected)

The game is playable, but please remember to remove the virus first with one of the common virus programs like VirusExecutor, VirusZ, VirusChecker II or VT. (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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18.Jan.2000
clickBOOM


clickBOOM insane?
clickBOOM makes a weird offer: Those who mark themselves as complete clickBOOM and Amiga fan, having a tattoo with the words "clickBOOM" or "Amiga" or a logo made, get all clickBOOM games for free. Contact with clickBOOM should be made before getting the tattoo done.

I can only hope this is a joke, because such offers are very questionable in my eyes. (ps) (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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18.Jan.2000
Andreas Magerl by e-mail


APC&TCP mostly unavailable due to illness
Due to illness, APC&TCP will be mostly unavailable starting January 17th to early, mid March 2000. During this time, only snail mail (APC&TCP-Computerclub, Postfach 83, D-83236 Übersee) will be answered with a small delay, if you enclose enough money for return stamps. The answering machine (phone +49-(0)8642/89995) will be checked regulary, but please understand not everybody can be called back. Fax, e-mails and storage media can be send, but will not be read and answered before early/mid March. (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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18.Jan.2000
amiga-news.de


Software News
  • Alive Mediasoft announces "Frontier First Encounters" and "Elite 3 First Encounters" for Amiga.
  • Marko Seppänen told us by e-mail that he was unable to fix the dead link to the offer page due to technical problems of the provider. Here is the correct link: offer.

    The Image Engineer PlugIn "Visual Border" now has an option (in the registered version) to create / save the border effect with single or all pictures in a directory. Orders can be placed here.
  • Virus Help Denmark announces the new VirusExecutor version 1.83 of author Jan Erik Olausen being available. Download: virusexecutor.lha - 118,140 bytes
  • Epic Marketing released two new game compilation CDs. The CD "Adventures Lair" is a CD with ten complete graphics adventures. The CD requires an Amiga with hard drive and 2 MByte RAM. Among the games are "Mad House", "Legends of Lothian", "Federation", "Blood Fest", "Seven Realms" and others.

    Ten complete games can also be found on the compilation CD "Mutantology", including the commercial Mutation games "Castle Kingdoms" (action adventure), "Tommy Gun" (shoot-em-up) and "Tin Toy Adventure" (jump&run).
  • Stefan Werner told us in the ANF that Be offers BeOS R5 for free download. Download: BeOS download page.
  • dEViL told us in the ANF that SecondSpin is now available in version 1.97beta. Download: SecondSpin_Install.lha
  • AmiDog released DarcNES (multi-console-emulator) version 9a0115a. Download: dn9a0115a.lha.
  • Hans-Werner Schober offers a new beta version 4419.03 of FastIPrefs, adjusted to OS 3.5. Download: FastIPrefs4419_03b.lha - 118 Kb
  • You can find new screenshots of "The Last Seal" at Ancor as well as new informations on the game; e.g. a new sound program is being used, which sounds great, and new sounds have also been sampled already. Additionally, new rooms have been created, and the drawing of a new character has been begun.
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18.Jan.2000
3SAT - Neues


3SAT Computermagazin Neues mentions Amiga
The computer magazine "NEUES" by 3SAT (German TV channel), known for really good investigations and matter-of-fact reports is becoming more and more liked by Amiga users, because, for a positive change, "NEUES" does not ignore the Amiga in their reports. On January 17th, there was a report about the sellout and the cooperation with the TAO Group. Citing:

"There are news to rell about Amiga, too. After Gateway sold its Amiga share in December, the company has entered a strategic partnership with the british TAO Group. They want to develop a new Amiga Operating System together. Currently Tao offers four operating systems, with the realtime OS Elate being especially interesting. Elate is platform independant, no matter if Windows or Linux, and offers multi processor support. One can be looking forward to how Amiga might profit from this cooperation." (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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18.Jan.2000
John Porter by e-mail


Live chat with TAO Group
The Live Chat will take place today at 16:00 GMT. Sorry for posting this so late, but I didn't have a change to translate any sooner. (mb)

Reply-To:      "John Porter" johnp@cadlink.co.uk
From:          "John Porter" johnp@cadlink.co.uk
To:            team@amiga-news.de
Subject:       News
Date: Mon,     17 Jan 2000 17:05:13 -0000
Organization:  CADlink UK

Hi Everyone,

Just to let you know we have got a live chat with Tao Group and
hopefully fleecy to discuss the Amiga and what we feel should be done.

Tao dont have that much a roll in the development but they do have
some say and are very intrested to hear the views of the Amiga public
to help them take the correct road.

Francis Charig, Chairman and Chief Exec of Tao Group has confirmed
this with me and seems like a really down to earth guy and very sincere
in what he wants to do with the Amiga, he said he will ask Fleecy to
attend as well.

So got some ideas? questions? or just want to sit and watch? then
come to #AmigaGames on IRC Dalnet.  I will be confirming the live chat
with Francis a hour before we go ahead to make sure things are ok, if we
have to postpone it, there will be a new date given in the topic.

If you have a JAVA client you can come directly to

http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Way/9376/irc/chat.html

If you are on a Amiga you will need to download Amirc from Aminet and
log onto a dalnet server.

amiirc.lha

The best server to use is irc.dal.net on port: 7000 group: 01

If you are on a PC you can get Mirc from http://www.mirc.com

The Live Chat will be on 19/01/00 at 16.00 GMT

The Chat will be moderated you need to msg a active op to be able to
ask a question No more than 2 questions per go

Usuall IRC rules apply, swearing, name calling, flooding will end in
a ban.

Hope to see you all there

Best Regards

John Porter
Amiga Oasis Online
http://bounce.to/amigaoasis
#AmigaGames IRC Dalnet
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17.Jan.2000
Christoph Dietz


Meeting with Bill McEwen in Frankfurt
Bill McEwen, President and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Amiga Incorporated, explained his vision for the future of the Amiga on January 17th.

At the first meeting after the Amiga takeover by Bill McEwen and Fleecy Moss, mainly hard- and software developers were present as well as representatives of the two remaining German Amiga print magazines and of course myself for amiga-news.de.

The meeting was intended for getting to know each other. Bill McEwen is not a no-name, but so far he was rather behind the scenes at Amiga Inc.

However, he brought some goodies with him to Frankfurt. He explained the partnership with Tao, and that their OS will be part of the new Amiga generation. He assured that not only a developer box specification will be released in February, but also that the necessary software will be offered for free download at the same time.

For the late summer, the introduction of the first consumer system is scheduled. The exact specification of this model is not yet decided upon, and depends on the results of his numerous talks with developers during his trip to Europe.

All in all, a beginning for the next - and hopefully successful - attempt to revive the Amiga. At any case, Bill McEwen earned broad support on the Frankfurt meeting. (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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17.Jan.2000
Andreas Mayer-Gürr by e-mail


CSC contest over
After 62 days and 98% keys done, the CSC key has been cracked. The correct key was found by a Sparcbox (with Solaris) in the USA. The Amiga team has done 4 million key blocks with 228 keys each, for a total of 1.11% of the keyspace.

Now all Amiga users who participated in the CSC contest should return to calculate RC5 blocks. Every block counts... ;-) (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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17.Jan.2000
Petra Struck


MeKa pictures
Hosted by the Fachhochschule Karlsruhe (Technical College), the yearly "Meeting Karlsruhe" took place last weekend, for the seventh time and with about 150 participants. I was overwhelmed by the really phantastic organisation of this huge meeting. There were 5 rooms with 30-35 computers each completely networked. The Fachhochschule provided a free 10 MBit connection in addition to their rooms, which led to great download rates. Thanks to the ATM systems from HiLan, there even where 155 MBit available locally.

The hosts really had planned for everything. There was a seperate sleeping room where exhausted visitors could take a nap. A cinema was available for relaxing, and all the time fresh breadrolls, coffee, tea and other non-alcoholic beverages were offered; a really well working Internet Pizza service made the offer complete.

I had many interesting conversations, met many, many really nice people, and left with the wish to return for all three days next year. I really enjoyed myself, but I did regret not having brought my computer. I want to say thanks for the invitation, and congratulate the hosts on their excellent work.

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17.Jan.2000
amiga-news.de


Software News
  • AHXRipper v4.41
    Christian Rosentreter told us by e-mail:
    Kåre Johansen recently released version 4.21 of his popular AHXRipper (formerly THXRipper). v4.21, v4.41, I really don't know - probably you do... (mb)
    Moreover, other tools of him (several ABBS v2 tools, LazyFiles 1.01, CheckDrive 1.01, ...) are available for download from his homepage.
  • Tumult releases the source code of the MUI class Xenbar. The archive can be very useful if you want to create alternative #?.image files. It is the original source code by Stefan Stuntz. Download: Xenbar.LHA
  • At Duffs Homepage you can find a new version of his HTMLview version 12.6. Download: MCC_HTMLview_Update.LZX - 64 Kb
  • For registered users of Photogenics there is a new update to version 4.4 beta 75. This update contains new modi like RubEmboss and BumpMap as well as an improved Emboss modus. Download: Update75.lha - 950 Kb
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17.Jan.2000
Jorge Pino by e-mail


AOL for Amiga looking for support
Jorge Pino writes:
We are looking for:
- enthusiastic Amiga programmers and users
- web designer with experience in Java, CGI scripting, HTML
- if possible, programmers wanting to port an AOL software
- support of the project by translations to Spanish, French, English etc.

Those interested can contact Jorge Pino by e-mail. (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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17.Jan.2000
Stefan Robl in ANF


FMdriver VHI v1.1 released
Stefan Robl has released version 1.1 of his VHI driver for the Framemachine on January 15th. Some VHI problems have been removed in this version, and all features recently added to VHI are supported.

The driver is giftware (like 10 USD, hardware etc.) and works on Amigas with 68k CPU.

Download: FMdriverVHI.lha, readme (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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17.Jan.2000
Czech Amiga News


HTMLview.mcc v12.6 released
Allan Odgaard has released version 12.6 of his MUI class for viewing HTML documents on January 16th.

The class currently supports the major part of the HTML 4.0 standard as defined by the W3C. According to Allan Odgaard, the class is more precise than many browsers, and very well suited e.g. for e-mail programs wanting to display HTML - especially since the class is working really fast. You shouldn't forget, however, that it is a prototype undergoing many changes. E.g. it is being worked upon Style Sheets support. The release of a Style Sheet supporting version will take some time, however.

With the included demo program, the class can be used as "offline browser". Without written permission of the author, however, it must not be used on CD-ROMs etc.

The class offers the following features:
  • Incremental site buildup. The parsing is done by a seperate process, so the MUI program can still react to user input while a HTML document is parsed.
  • Progressive drawing of graphics. Currently GIF, GIFAnim, JPEG, and PNG are supported by modules.
  • Text can be marked and copied to Clipboard.
  • Full text search.
  • Comprehensive HTML support. Tables with background graphics, frames, forms etc.
  • Very fast.
  • and more...

Known bugs:
  • Text outside of ... is not displayed.
  • Entities (e.g. &) without trailing ; are not recognized.
  • The Floyd-Steinberg algorithm for dithering pictures tends to handle pictures differently towards the borders. This can lead to patterned backgrounds looking like there are lines between patterns.
  • The datatype wrapper for decoding pictures seems to work only with the P96 picture.datatype.

If you are interested in programming a Flash viewer, RealAudio plugin etc., contact Allan Odgaard.

Download:
MCC_HTMLview.LZX v12.5 (140.8 Kb, 7-Sep-1999)
MCC_HTMLview_Update.LZX v12.6 (63.5 Kb, 16-Jan-2000) (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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17.Jan.2000
Czech Amiga News


Payback status report #7
James Daniels from Apex Designs has posted the 7th Payback status report on January 16th. Additionally, the link page has been updated. (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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17.Jan.2000
Czech Amiga News


Additional Informations by Alive Mediasoft
Elite 3 will support PPC and Warp3D. It is being ported by the people doing the Descent 2 port, too.

The real-time strategy game Home Land is announced for first quarter 2000.

The Alive Mediasoft website should be online again by now and offer informations about the new releases planned for this year. (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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16.Jan.2000
Jim in c.s.a.g.


3 Amiga advertisments from 1989
On his homepage, Jim offers three Amiga commercials from 1989 for download. The three ads, described as very well made, are tailored to the US market, and have been broadcasted on MTV in 1989.

However, so far the commercials are only available in RealVideo (.rm) format; a format without an Amiga player being available so far. Additionally, single pictures and the sound in .wav format are available, and Jim is interested in offering the animations in a different format. He is looking for tips which format is best suited for the Amiga.

19.01.2000:
Jims e-mail address seems to be non-functional. On the website, this one is listed: hangfire@avalon.net.
The commercials are now available as Quicktime movies (about 1 MB per movie). (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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16.Jan.2000
Patrik Henz in Metalmoon ML


fom2001 - CD-ROM collection
fom2001 is a CD-ROM from the Faces of Mars PD series. The CD contains the best from over 500 disks.

The games, programs, pictures, animations, mods, and texts are divided in 15 main categories:
  • 1982 (classic games)
  • Babylon 5
  • Esotherik
  • Fantasy
  • FOM (Faces of Mars)
  • Games
  • History
  • Jokes
  • Mathematics
  • Misc
  • Science
  • Science Fiction
  • Space
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars

Contact: Patrick Henz, phenz@gmx.net (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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16.Jan.2000
Fun Time World


HSMathLibs v44.41 beta 2
Cyberdyne Systems has released version 44.41 beta 2 of the HSMathLibs for MC68040 and MC68060 on January 15th. In this update, many functions have been optimized and some bugs fixed.

The update is only for registered users. (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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16.Jan.2000
Fun Time World


WarpJPEG.datatype v44.6
Oliver Roberts has released version 44.6 of the WarpJPEG datatype on January 15th.

This version supports decoding of EXIF thumbnail pictures and includes additional small changes. (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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16.Jan.2000
Fun Time World


Virtual Ball Fighters
Amiga Flames has released informations and screenshots on the game Virtual Ball Fighters. (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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16.Jan.2000
Sylvio K. in ANF


DeepSilence extra games wanted
We are looking for extra games for the action Manga RPG DeepSilence, that can be played within the game in some kind of game arcade.

DeepSilence uses CyberGfx, so it can be played on the Workbench, too. 90% of the graphics are traced. The game will offer 20 big maps, over 30 different weapons and spells, light and nebula effects, non-linear storyline, action sequences and more.

System requirements: Amiga, 68020, AGA or gfx card, 8 MB FastRAM, 2x CD-ROM. According to the readme file, a 68020 reaches 30 pics/sec (resolution 320x256x8).

The game is announced for first quarter 2000. A 5 MByte demo file with informations, graphics and a large animation is on Aminet.

Sylvio K. writes:
Hello you private programmers out there!

I know there are many programmers out there just waiting to be discovered! We offer you the chance!

Subject: We are currently working on an Action-Manga-RPG for Amiga! (Info on Aminet /game/demo/Deepsilence.lha, Deepsilence.readme) and are planning to put numerous games in one level! It's like you are in a game arcade, with many different games to play... that's where we need you! Send us your games! No matter how simple they are! (Please, not that simple!)

Following requirements have to be met, however:
  • They have to be adapted, so they really look like started from a game machine - so no advertising!
  • If it requires AGA, it has to run on CyberGfx, too!
  • They should be running on AGA, so no graphic errors!

This is your chance!! Take it!

Mail to: Mangaclub@freenet.de (answers usually on weekends)

Bye!
  Sylvio (unk) (Translation: (mb)

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