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Espial Escape - Slim Webbrowser for AmigaDE
"Escape is a HTML4.01 webbrowser which just happens to work on AmigaDE thanks to its Java support. Escape is not only small, but fast and loaded with features including HTML4.01, DHTML and more."

On you can read about it:

I noticed that the easiest way to install Espials Escape on the AmigaSDK was to simply unzip the *.jar files to the root. Sadly there was no archive on Espials homepage that made it easy for me to get them. So I mailed them about the problem. Now they have added an archive of Escape with the Jar files on their homepage.

Further links on Espial Escape:
Espial Homepage
internet® product watch

Espial Escape is a slim webbrowser for smart devices which supports all modern web standards.
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[News message: 16. Mar. 2001, 20:13] [Comments: 0]
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Merlancia Industries and Nova Design: Keynote Address on Amiga 2001 show
Merlancia Industries and Nova Design will both be making some astounding announcements during a joint Keynote Address that will open the Amiga 2001 show on Saturday, March 31st, 2001.

Details are not available in advance, but both companies promise some great news. The Keynote Addresses will begin before the opening of the exhibitor floor on Saturday and are open to all at no extra charge.

Best Regards,
Bob Scharp

Links to the companies:
Merlancia Industries
Nova Design
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[News message: 16. Mar. 2001, 19:21] [Comments: 0]
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Apex Designs

Payback Update
The first update for Payback is available. Several reported bugs were fixed and a screen scaling feature was added for slower processors. Also, new graphics were integrated.

There's also an update of the demo version, which raises the time limit of three to five minutes.

On the Payback website, an FAQ about Payback was opened which answers frequently asked questions. The game can be ordered directly in the online store.

In an interview with the Amiga-Future, programmer James Daniels describes Payback as follows: "The player assumes the role of a young, fleeing driver and attempts to become a big gangster boss. The game is entirely non-linear. To complete a level, the player has to collect a certain amount of points. How he achieves that is entirely up to him. You can follow the advice of the local Kingpin, uncover secret missions, or get into a fight." (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 16. Mar. 2001, 19:02] [Comments: 0]
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Alfred Sturm

New Aminet Uploads
TermiteTCPDemo.lha   biz/demo   201K+TermiteTCP demo
TTCP110_to_120.lha   biz/patch  162K+TermiteTCP 1.10 to 1.20 patch
Aminet.awnp.lha      comm/www    72K+AWNPipe gui. Searches/Downloads Aminet F
DeluxeMapV2_1.lha    dev/amos   283K+Map editor
Amiga-C-Feb01.lha    dev/c      112K+Postings to Amiga-C mailing list in Febu
dech.lha             dev/e       43K+Deniil's E-Compiler Handler v1.38
m2latex.lha          dev/m2      64K+LaTeX files from Modula-2 and Pascal sou
adaratio.lha         dev/misc   494K+Hypertext Ada 95 Rationale
TTCP_SDK.lha         dev/misc   121K+TermiteTCP Software Development Kit 1.00
Abbo.lha             dev/src    444K+Source of game written in E
BattleDuel1.7P.lha   docs/help   14K+Polish Locale for BattleDuel1.7
MetalCorner401.lha   docs/mags  357K+German Metal Mag in HTML - April 2001 Is
WarpUp-Feb01.lha     docs/misc   21K+Postings to the WarpUp mailing list in F
Bdynamite.lha        game/data   96K+Another style/graphics module for dynami
Detris.lha           game/wb     80K+Tetris for WB by Deniil 715! v3.1
Emerald.lha          game/wb    1.1M+Simple simplicity in graphical games and
jpeg6bwosutils.lha   gfx/conv   238K+IJG's 6b JPEG utilities for WarpUp
BetaScanMustek.lha   hard/drivr  86K+Mustek/Trust Scanner Driver For BetaScan
MMKeyboard.lha       hard/hack   82K+V0.35 Use entire Multmedia Keyboard on A
bc-conta.mpg         mods/mpg   3.9M+Contact:  Ambient Electronic Dance
TheMPegEncGUI.lha    mus/misc    84K+GUI 4 Ncode, MusicIn, Lame, BladeEnc, Pe
Bounce3.lha          pix/anim   492K+Some animations and some players 'Bounci
AmigaUnited.mpg      pix/mpg    912K+First Render of the Amiga United Group l
AmigaUnited1.mpg     pix/mpg    912K+First Render of the Amiga United Group l
CoolWb.lha           pix/wb     806K+Patterns, audio and docks for a very nic
ThrymWB.jpg          pix/wb     227K+Thrym's 1024*768*24 bit WB screen
YureWB2.jpg          pix/wb     141K+A beautiful WB screen
QuickNote.lha        text/edit   63K+Notepad for scrap-notes (very handy)
startmeupv1_25.lha   util/boot   31K+Startup files management
MultiRen.lha         util/misc  176K+Powerful multi-file renaming tool (with 
UntarV1_11.lha       util/pack   16K+Tar files extract util
DRemind.lha          util/time  215K+Reminds you whenever you want.. v1.57!
trackdisplaycl.lha   util/time   37K+V1.15 Use hardware track display as cloc
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[News message: 16. Mar. 2001, 18:58] [Comments: 0]
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Virus Help Denmark

Virus Help Denmark Presents VTC Hamburg
Virus Help Denmark presents the virus test center Hamburg (VTC) and reports on their anti-virus-scanner tests for Amiga which can also be read online. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 16. Mar. 2001, 17:52] [Comments: 0]
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UAE 0.8.16 (Beta/ Developer Version) Released
A new beta/developer version of UAE, the Amiga emulator, has been released.

Download Version 0.8.16: uae-0.8.16.tar.gz (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 16. Mar. 2001, 17:40] [Comments: 0]
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Andreas R. Kleinert via E-Mail

akJFIF datatype Version 44.96 Released
On Andreas Kleinert's support site, version 44.96 of the akJFIF datatype for several processors (68k, PUP and MOS) with notable speed enhancements are available for download. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 16. Mar. 2001, 17:32] [Comments: 0]
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Stefan Schulze on ANF

New Screenshots of the Real-time RPG "Between the Lines"
Because of a harddisk crash, we have lost all source codes of our games "Crossfire II" and "Between the Lines". At least Crossfire II could partly be recovered, but it'll take several months to fully restore it.

As a compensation and the long time during which nothing happened on our homepage, there are a few new screenshots of the real time RPG BtL. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 16. Mar. 2001, 17:26] [Comments: 0]
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Michael Wilps on ANF

Updates of the Warp datatypes and Warp Preferences Available
Oliver Roberts has made available new versions of his Warp datatypes for JPEG, PNG and BMP images on his homepage. Besides some optimizations and bugfixes, a preferences program was added which offers several dithering algorithms.

WarpJPEG: WarpJPEGdt.lha
WarpPNG: WarpPNGdt.lha
WarpBMP: WarpBMP.lha
WarpPrefs: WarpDTPrefs.lha (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 16. Mar. 2001, 05:24] [Comments: 0]
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CD³²-Allianz on ANF

CDTV DeveloperKit Released
From now on the CDTV DeveloperKit is available for free download at the CD32-Corner. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 15. Mar. 2001, 21:59] [Comments: 0]
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Monkey Island Tones for Nokia 3210 Cell Phone
At Arcadetones you can find new ringtones for your Nokia 3210 cell phone. Worth mentioning in this is that those are to be pices of music from the popular adventure game 'The Secret Of Monkey Island'. Available are music from Ghost Dance, Le Chuck's Theme, Scumm Bar, Title Music, and Voodoo Shop. Those either can be downloaded as .mid files or directly fed to the cell phone with a certain character string. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 15. Mar. 2001, 15:44] [Comments: 0]
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What's Faster - G4/733 or Dual G4/533?
Bare Feats have tested what's faster, the Macintosh G4/733 or PowerMac Dual G4/533. You can read the test results generated with different programs under the title link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 15. Mar. 2001, 15:39] [Comments: 0]
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Amster News
Amster is a program for downloading of authorized MP3 music files from Napster. One also can let the program (client) search for music files made available by other participants or can chat with other participants.

Yesterday the Amster source code was put on SourceForge. Interested developers can participate in further development under 'CVS access' (explanation in addition).

Since it wasn't clear to me what CVS access means I asked about this on our internal mailing list. Ruediger Hanke took the task to give an extended explanation. Because I can imagine our readers to be interested in this, too, I post his answer here:

What is CVS access?

CVS = Concurrent Versions System, a program for source code management. Among other things the program saves old versions of the source code, so one can trace changes from one version to another. Furthermore it coordinates changes in source codes if several developers are working on one single program. Else there would happen situations like follows:
  • developer A loads source ab.c
  • developer B loads source ab.c
  • developer A saves source code ab.c including changes done by him
  • developer B saves source code ab.c including changes done by him and by doing so overwrites the changes of developer A.

CVS cares for changes not to be accidently overwritten by somebody and in the case of need announces conflicts caused by changes. Thus it is essential if several developers are working on one single program.

Amster seems to be under CVS control. "CVS access" in this case means that people wanting to participate in programming Amster can get access to the CVS server managing the program's source codes. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 15. Mar. 2001, 15:24] [Comments: 0]
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Michael Mueller on ANF

New Amiga Game for Everybody
A new freeware game for grown-ups and kids. Download Amiga-Superball for free. The game is runnable on any Amiga with 1 MB of Chip-RAM. You can also register for the game info-letter and then directly will receive an e-mail with information if a new game get's available for download. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 15. Mar. 2001, 14:16] [Comments: 0]
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Halvadjian Georges on ANF

PerfectPaint V2.5
PerfectPaint V2.5 is available. New in the current version:
  • Add AppIcon
  • Drop one file, Pfpaint will ask you if you want to load the file as a picture, brush or anim.
  • Drop several files, and PfPaint will create an anim.
  • Improve Undo:
    • Entirely Rewritten
    • add a Real Redo
    • Add Prefs
  • little bug corrected with 'Adjust levels'
  • Last Jpeg.library is used.
  • bug fix with effectbrush and picasso96
  • Improve Edit mask: 'Pick color' now have tolerance.
  • New Arrex Commands
    • pp_GetCurrentFrame
    • pp_GetCurrentBuffer
    • pp_GetCurrentBrush
    • pp_FindEmptyBuffer
    • pp_FindEmptyBrush
    • pp_SetBuffer
    • pp_ClearCurrentBuffer
    • pp_AnimGui
  • You can have ten buffers, each buffer can have a picture or an anim, with different depth.
  • Improve Scaling anim picture, and scaling anim window
  • Improve animation storage: RAM or HD (you can also select a path for the storage.)
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[News message: 15. Mar. 2001, 12:32] [Comments: 0]
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IT-Business News No. 11

Plextor Stops SCSI
Plextor Europe will stop production and distribution of SCSI CDRom drives this very year. As reason for this the company named regressive sales figures as well as problems in providing components. In the long term this would also affect the American and Japanese market. One would want to address the DVD market segement with devices with USB and Firewire interfaces in the future. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 14. Mar. 2001, 21:55] [Comments: 0]
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Timo Kloss via E-Mail

Inutilis News
Good news: It has been just uploaded the third demo-version of Ermentrud! It is a new graphic adventure which plays in the Middle Ages.

There has not been many changes to the content but you can finally check out the inventory and dialog system! Do not miss it! (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 14. Mar. 2001, 20:24] [Comments: 0]
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Christoph Meier on ANF

The Register: IBM serves up PowerPCs for Hitachi
»IBM and Hitachi are to jointly design and make a range of selected server and semiconductor components. The plan is to speed up product development.

The agreement covers future versions of IBM's PowerPC processors, selected chips to support Hitachi's VOS operating system, and technologies such as multi-chip ceramic modules and memory cache components for use in IBM and Hitachi servers.

Hitachi will also sell rebadged PowerPC-based servers and embrace AIX 5L as a strategic platform.« (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 14. Mar. 2001, 18:15] [Comments: 0]
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Christoph Meier on ANF

A Ground-shaking Event
Amiga, Inc. announce the Gateway Computer Show 'Amiga 2001' which will take place from March 30th to April 1st, 2001 in St. Louis with the following curious making and hope for something great raising words:

On February 28th, 2001 an announcement was made to a group of employees, and other well known technical people within the Puget Sound region.

Moments later a 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook the northwest. What was said? What was the possible reason for the sudden shift in the earth? Come to St. Louis and learn the answers.

You can find the link to Amiga 2001 here. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 14. Mar. 2001, 13:07] [Comments: 0]
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