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Christoph Meier on ANF

Heise: Microsoft would like to Sell Their Corel Shares
»According to an announcement at the U.S. market supervision (SEC) Microsoft obviously would like to sell their Corel shares. The U.S. software giant obtained 25 % of the Corel shares at the price of 135 mio. USD last October, thus saved the Canadian company from crashing.«
Complete article under the title link (German). (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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Diverse Sources

Software News
AHI pre5
Already several time ago AHI pre5 by Martin Blom was released for MorphOS. AHI is a hardware independent audio system for Amiga.

Report+ has been released in version 4.3. With Report+ you can easily create bug reports, readme files for the Aminet, documentations, and similar. The program is freeware and bases on ReAction and GadTools. Download: report.lha - 279 kB

Tales of Tamar
Version v0.33 R4 for registered beta testers of the online game Tales of Tamar has been released containing bug fixings for the trading screen and new sounds.

Image2Icon and wav.datatype
Stephan Rupprecht has made available for download new versions fo Image2Icon and his wave datatypes on his homepage. With Image2Icon you can create thumbnail icons from pictures. Both programs are available in versions for 68k and PPC processors. Download:
Image2Icon.lha - 56 kB
wavdt41.lha - 15 kB (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 22. Feb. 2001, 19:37] [Comments: 0]
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CUCUG: Status Register February 2001
The Status Register is the monthly released newsletter of the Champaign-Urbana Computer User Group dealing with current and important information regarding Amiga, Macintosh, and PC, as well as the computer industry. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 22. Feb. 2001, 19:08] [Comments: 0]
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AIO - Amiga Information Online
The disk magazine 'AIO - Amiga Information Online' will publish thier new issue #44 on the alt.WoA which will take place this weekend (24.2.2001) in Huddersfield, UK. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 22. Feb. 2001, 17:15] [Comments: 0]
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Ray McCarthy via E-Mail

Kicksoft News
In their branch Kicksoft the user group Kickstart now also offers software for sale. No on offer were taken the MPEG Player 'RIVA' and the program 'Spitfire2' for Palmtop desktops.

Kicksoft will be present on the alt.WoA on Saturday. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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FORE-MATT via E-Mail

100%AMIGA @ alt.WoA
The CD-Rom magzine ´100%AMIGA´ for the first time will be officially presented on the alt.WoA. The magazine you will not need to read, but you will be able to hear and see. Read the original press release:

100%AMIGA - The magazine you don't have to read, will be making it's Amiga Event debut at the alt.woa (alternative world of amiga) Show this Saturday 24th February. The new magazine will have it's first presentation to the Amiga public as well as having the March edition available for sale. The new March edition will have all the very latest news and previews as well as containing demos of Payback and Octamed Soundstudio 2 and much much more... (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 22. Feb. 2001, 16:59] [Comments: 0]
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Andreas Falkenhahn via E-Mail

The Best Of Airsoft Softwair Gold EditionCD-ROM
All of the programs on The Best Of Airsoft Softwair Gold EditonCD-Rom are qualified for update.

More and more often people ask me, if they can use future versions of Airsoft Softwair programs uncrippled if they own the The Best Of Airsoft Softwair Gold Edition CD-ROM. This is true! A personal keyfile is generated by the CD-ROM if the owner enters his personal registration code. With this keyfile all future versions of our Shareware programs can be used uncrippled! (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 22. Feb. 2001, 16:48] [Comments: 0]
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Bob Scharp via E-Mail

Amiga2001 - Press Release
There are still tickets for the Amiga show taking place from March, 30th to April, 1st in St. Louis, USA. Read the complete press release by Bob Scharp, the organizer of the show:

Press Release
Amigan-St. Louis
Amiga2001© Computer Show
February 21, 2001

"When future generations talk about where they were when specific Amiga events took place. In computer annals, all previous events will pale. This will mark the beginning. This will be the epic Amiga event that all Amigans will relate to. Previous Amiga shows, will pale in comparison when all is revealed at the Amiga2001 show. This will give you something to brag about for years. Something to tell your grandchildren about. Don't miss Amiga2001. This is the show where dreams come true." Order your tickets today!

Two day admission (Sat. & Sun.) ... $17 ($20 at door)
One day admission (Sat. or Sun.) ....$12 ($15 at door)
Banquet-Petro ROAST & Bill McEwen speaks ... $35 (advance only)
Class tickets sold at show.
Friday is the Developers Conference - Tickets at door.

Please mail your check or money order, in U.S. funds, for tickets to Amiga2001 and the banquet Saturday evening to this address:

Amigan-St. Louis
c/o Amiga2001
P.O. Box 672
Bridgeton, MO 63044

For hotel reservations, call the Sheraton West Port - Chalet Hotel at 191 West Port Plaza Drive, in St. Louis, MO. at: 314-878-1500. You must call between 8 am - 10:30 pm CST Monday thru Friday. Ask for the reservation desk and tell them that you are going to Amiga2001 so that you get your discount. If you call at any other hours or on weekends, you will not be able to get ahold of the hotels reservation desk and the people answering will not know about the Amiga2001 show. So please call between 8 am - 10:30 pm CST, Monday - Friday. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 22. Feb. 2001, 16:43] [Comments: 0]
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Timo Kloss via E-Mail

Query about Double-Buffering
These are no true Inutilis news, but it's a cry for help. I'm just about to change the double-buffering system of the game Ermentrud. Unfortunately I'm not that skilled in that, so my question:

Does anybody know the ropes of the intuition functions


and anything along with these? Who ever has coded an intuition-friendly double-buffering, please contact If you cannot help even, but know somebody knowing about that, it would be kind, if you would forward this message to such person. I appreciate every reference. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 22. Feb. 2001, 16:20] [Comments: 0]
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Innovative on ANF

Innovative: Important Changes
Innovative has new telephone and fax numbers as well as a new bank account. Please use exclusively these numbers in the future because the old ones and the old bank account will expire soon.

New fax number: 049 9132/73284-3
New telephone number: 049 9132/73284-4

New bank account:
Account number: 7060971
Bank code: 20090500
Bank: Netbank Hamburg (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 21. Feb. 2001, 19:20] [Comments: 0]
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Martin R. Elsner on ANF

New version of MainPrefs
Version 2.1 of the preferences program MainPrefs was released. Besides of some bug-fixing many new features have been added which offer new possibilities or make the use still easier.:

For example appwindow-function, extended program- and file list, better editing possibilities for variables, extended help, compatibility with HappyENV. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 21. Feb. 2001, 19:20] [Comments: 0]
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Brad Webb via E-Mail

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Editor's Thoughts and Introduction:

 Maybe it's the thought of spring finally coming - about 2 to 4 weeks
away in these parts - that's affected my mind, but I'm feeling rather
optimistic about the Amiga's future. I think the stories below will
explain why better than I can. Amiga Inc. has survived a year or so,
and while they're not as far along as I'd like (I'd like dominance of
the computer industry ...), they're actually doing pretty well by new
startup company standards. This is especially true given all the bad
press the high tech industry has been getting lately.
 Then again, maybe it's just the thought that anything can happen if
Commodore can be revived in the US. See
if you're curious. Our understanding (which may be wrong) is this is a
US company which bought the rights to the Commodore name from Tulip in
 There's even a rumor that Jack Tramiel, the original founder of
Commodore, is involved in the revival. We haven't checked that out.
Whatever the case, we're reasonably sure there will be no joining of
the new Amiga and new Commodore down the road ... though there's no
reason why one of the Commodore PCs couldn't be configured to run the
Amiga DE ... hmmmmm.


 Besides answering questions for our readers (see E-mail to the
E-ditor) , Bob Scharp is the force behind the Gateway Amiga shows in
Saint Louis, USA - one of the premier shows of the Amiga year.
 As the February Executive Update below indicates, there may be some
very interesting news available there from Amiga Inc. If you have an
Amiga web page, you can help support the show, and keep it growing.
Clicking on the following link will download an archive containing a
jpeg and sample html code which you can add to your page. These will
establish a link to the show's web site, and allow Amigans to easily
get information on the show. You can see them in action on the "Amiga
Update" links page. Use this URL to download the archive:

 Please consider adding this link to your web page, as a contribution
to the Amiga Community.
 Those of you involved with other key Amiga shows, please let us know
if you'd like "Amiga Update" to help you distribute similar archives
of links for your shows. We're here to support the Community.
 Brad Webb,
E-mail to the E-ditor:

31 Jan 2001

 Hi, just a note to say that as discouraged I am regarding the state
of the Amiga market and (lack of) devleopment, I still look forward to
receiving your Amiga Update news reports. I will continue anxiously
await them, and also to use my (accelerated) A1200 for as long as I
can get spare parts (or spare A1200s!)

Best wishes, and please keep on with your efforts
on behalf of the Amiga!

 Sometimes hard to not be discouraged. We do have some interesting
news in this issue that looks to the future in a positive way. I
suspect there may be more after the St. Louis Amiga show in April.
We'll keep you up to date, regardless.
 Thanks for the kind words,

30 Jan 2001


On 29-Jan-01, you wrote:

>Over on, there's a lot of talk the last day or two about a
>new "Coldfire" processor model from Motorola. Pegged at 100% 68060
>compatible and running at 300Mhz, it's generating a lot of excitement
>from Classic Amiga users. As nearly as we can tell, this isn't all
>that new news, seeming to go back originally to an article that
>appeared in "EE Times" on October 17 last.
>Whatever the case, does it really matter? We don't think so. The
>future of the Amiga is the new DE. The old 68K market is almost dead.

 Aren't you overlooking something here. The new DE is supposed to be
portable to almost any OS. Amiga Inc. dismissed porting it to the
classic Amiga because current processors lack the horsepower to host
it. I think a 300Mhz Coldfire would do the trick though. Wouldn't a
68xxx compatable processor running classic Amiga and hosting the new
DE be a more elegant transition solution that having 2 processors ie
68xxx and PPC? Amiga Inc. may want to rethink porting to 68xxx if
someone produces Coldfire accelerators.

Regards, Jeff
 You're right as far as you go. However, I don't think it's very
likely we'll see the DE ported to older Amigas. For Coldfire to be of
much help to us, we'd need the port and a Coldfire board of some kind.
It could happen, and we'd be happy if it did. We just don't think it


2 Feb 2001


 Just to say thanks for continuing to send the Amiga Newsletter along.

 You are entirely welcome, and we're pleased to have you with us.

01 Feb 2001

Hello Brad,

 Was interested to see the query from one of your readers regarding
SBase (SuperBase). I too am an SBase4Pro user, and received the
following reply from Russ Norby re. SBase, which may be of help to
your readers:

> Hello Ernest,
> The upgrade to SBase4 Pro 1.36 is $50 US the new manuals are also
> available for $50 for the set.

 I am finding that version 1.30n, which is currently I what I have
now, is not compatible with the OS 3.5's printer.device. The Form
Designer is also not compatible with the printer.device. SBase4 itself
will still let you open the program, open files and work with files,
but locks up when you attempt to print. But the Form designer locks up
immediately when launched. (Could be that something on my system is
causing this, but I don't think so).

 The form designer locks up because it attempts to open the
printer.device on startup. As a work-around I was successful with
either of the following:

 1)rename the printer.device, then launch the form designer. That way
form designer complains that it can't open the printer, but still
opens and lets you edit and save forms. Of course, you can't print
with OS3.5 drivers...


 2)put the OS3.1 compatible printer.device and printer drivers back in
service. I have decided to settle for this option.

 So, I'm wondering -- if I make the system upgrade to Workbench 3.9,
will SBase4 run happily with that?

 For whatever help it may be to your SBase-user readers, I am
attaching a couple of ".ini" files I modified for the HPDeskjet_842C
printer I recently acquired. I experimented until I got the result you
see in these files. The nice part about the HP_Deskjet842 is that it
lets you print in landscape page orientation with character-based
printer input from the Amiga.

 These .ini files may not work for 1.36 (or any other version without
modification) -- for example, I had to configure the initialization
string so that CR=CR, LF=LF and FF=FF. That's because SBase4 version
1.30 generates CR+LF for end of lines, instead of LF only for
end-of-line as the Amiga system printer.device expects.

 Thank you for a very informative letter. I regret having to edit it
to make it fit. I also regret that we can't put your .ini files in the
the newsletter for a variety of reasons. I would _strongly_ encourage
you to put them up on Aminet where everyone can benefit from them.
 I also suspect that whatever works for you under 3.5 will continue to
work under 3.9, though I can't be 100% sure. I'm pretty sure you would
continue to have the same issues with printer drivers.
 Please see also the next letter.

28 Jan 2001


Here are some comments on your story.

> We'd love to run such information, and will if we get any stories or
>press releases that cover these products. SuperBase - most recently
>SBase 4 Pro or Personal - is still the database manager I use when I
>want to get real work done.

The best information I have is this...

 SuperBase is now SBase 4 Pro. It is alive and kicking at Mr.
Hardware. Call or ask him, or better yet, come to the Amiga2001 show
and see it in person. (Check out our web site at:

 Russ Norby (the new Mr. Hardware) has released updates to SBase 4
Pro, and is actively working on it. In regards to Joe (the original
Mr. Hardware), he is deceased. His wife Pam did programming on SBase 4
Pro until turning it over to Russ.

 Mr. Hardware (Russ), is the seller of SuperBase on the Amiga. The
original developers went to the ibm. Pam had been doing some of the
programing and has now gone to other committments. So Russ Norby is
your man. He is Mr. Hardware now. You can reach Russ at
1-631-821-2364. You you can also check his web site at Mr Hardware Computersf is located at 38
Pearl Rd. RockyPoint NY 11778.

Bob Scharp
 Thanks very much for the information. It's pretty obvious to me that
SuperBase, in any incarnation, is still one of the most formidible and
popular programs on the Amiga. We hope Mr. Hardware can keep it around
for a long time, and make the jump to Amiga DE at some point.
 I'm looking forward to seeing you in St. Louis - wouldn't miss the
super shows you run there for anything!

         F E B R U A R Y   E X E C U T I V E   U P D A T E

Bill McEwen - February 06, 2001

Executive Update - St. Louis and Beyond

Greetings to the Amiga Family:

 In Melbourne this last year, I was able to surprise many of you with
several announcements that were unexpected, and we delivered on each
of those.

 Now we have a new show coming up in St. Louis. In a few weeks we will
all learn...

 Where is the AmigaOne? Will Cringley finally eat his words about a
new Amiga? What about AmigaDE on PDA's, Set Top Boxes, Internet
Appliances, or even desktops? Will Tom and Nicole stay together or is
it over? Is there life for the AmigaOS after 3.9?

 Contrary to the rumors and what many people are saying about our
demise, or that we are going to have the same fate of the others
before us, we have a big surprise for all of them.

 I look forward to visiting with all of you in St. Louis, and I look
forward to taking over the Hotel, and the surrounding area with the
Amiga Spirit, and Community.

 I hope to see many of you there.

 There is still time, and in 6 weeks, it will all be known.

Bill McEwen, and the rest of the Amiga Team

   D E V E L O P E R S   -   P D A   T O   R U N   A M I G A   D E

1 Feb 2001

 (Amiga Inc.) There is tremendous potential for distribution of your
applications, games and other content for one of the world's largest
manufacturers of PDA hardware. The projection is for more than 7
million units to be sold by the end of 2001 and there are already
several million units on the market at this time. There will be
specific requirements as far as style, type of applications,
distribution rights and certification of content. Matt will have more
details on this in the near future.

 If you are interested in developing PDA applications and games for a
specific manufacturer who will use Amiga Inc. for content delivery,
please contact Matt Fontenot, Amiga's Product Manager, as soon as
possible. This is a serious project for those with an interest in
providing content and we will open a new mailing list for it.

 This project is for both open source and commercial content
providers, so no matter what your choice of development is, you are
cordially invited to apply. To get further details, though, you must
have a signed NDA on file with Amiga. You can get an NDA form from under the legal menu, right hand menu bar.

 Just fill it out and fax it to Gary Peake's attention at
425-396-5671. Then send an e-mail to that says "I
am interested." You can also contact Gary at or Matt at

                L A T E S T   O N   A L T   W O A

6 February, 2001

 Eyetech Group are co-sponsoring the alt.WoA show organised by HAUG
(Huddersfield Amiga User Group), to be held on the outskirts of
Huddersfield on Saturday 24th February. The show will be situated in
The Old Cornmill, which is less than one minutes drive from Junction
25 of the M62 motorway. Tickets will be £1.50 on the door, or just
£1.00 when obtained in advance from Eyetech.

 New products which will be demonstrated (and available to buy) at the
show from Eyetech include the MP3 MAS-Player, EZCam PCMCIA solid state
media adapter and EZMouse PS/2 adapter (and scroll mice). All of our
most popular software & hardware will be available too, such as STFax
4.5, OS 3.9, EZTower-Z4s, Cybervision 64/3Ds, BVision graphics cards
and Blizzard SCSI kits. If you are attending, and there are any
specific products you wish Eyetech to bring, please email us and let
us know.

 Eyetech's games division, Eye-Play, will also be present with all the
releases from their Platinum range, including new titles such as Simon
the Sorcerer 2, Earth 2140 and Nightlong.

 A presentation will be given on the AmigaOne board by Eyetech's
Managing Director - Alan Redhouse, and Fleecy Moss from Amiga Inc.
This will cover all technical aspects of the new board, and a time for
questions will be available at the end. All seminars will be held in a
separate room from the show, and will commence at 5pm.

For more information, visit the alt.WoA website.

         A M I G A   S E R V E R   R I N G   P R O J E C T

14 February, 2001


One news from a new Italian Project: Amiga Server Ring

 Hello everyone. The project name is Amiga Server Ring. The idea is to
group all the Amigas used as servers on the net under a common flag.
With the Amiga Server Ring (ASR) we want to create a net among Amiga
servers, in order to offer services to Amigans worldwide, advertise
the Amiga as server/workstation and help the AmigaOS sys
administrators and all the users that need it. There are no
requirements to satisfy to join our team, anyone who wants to help us
can do it, either providing a little bit of their bandwidth, or "only"
their experience. Since the project has just started, webmasters,
graficians, DTP designers, translators, experienced SysOPs,
betatesters, willing Amigans are welcome. Talking about the practical
aspect and about the implied benefits, ASR could accomplish to many
tasks, think about a Quake server for Amiga users only, or to a mail
account (it's only an example, we have no domains at the
moment), or think about your site hosted on an ASR server without the
obligation to show annoying ads banners (apart from the ASR banner of
course :-), or fast web and ftp site mirrors, or a shoutcast radio
with Amiga news and good music, a enthralling MUD for adventurous, a
stable and secure irc server, a powerful AmigaDOS shell via telnet for
ircbots, etc. Keep in mind that all these things depend on you!

 If you want to contact us:, specifying "Amiga
Server Ring" in the subject, please.

There is a special channel on IRCnet: #AmigaServer


Marco Lovera

                A M I G A T E   F O R   A M I N E T

13 February 2001

Short:    THE Aminet download manager V1.1
Author:   Pietro Ghizzoni (
Uploader: Pietro Ghizzoni (
Type:     comm/net
Replace:  comm/net/AmyGate.lha


 AmyGate is the first internet client with full support for all the
services offered by Aminet. You usually need many programs to have
full access to Aminet: for instance a web browser to surf easily
through the various directories and files, a ftp-client to upload your
files, an email-client to rate a program or un/subscribe the mailing
list... and so on. AmyGate can do all these things in the most
confortable and easy way for the user, with integrated support of
HTTP, FTP and SMTP protocols.

AmyGate supports:

- Aminet Mailing List
- Recent Uploads
- Last seven days uploads list
- Upload(not yet full workring) and Download (...with resume transfer)
- Search of a file
- Aminet CHARTS
- Rating programs

        F R E E   G O O D I E S   A T   C I N E M A W A R E

 February 12 , 2001

 King of Chicago and Lords of the Rising Sun Disk Images available for

 Of course you remember these Cinemaware classics! As thanks for your
continued and unwavering support, Cinemaware is offering these classic
titles as free downloads! Relive your memories as Mob Boss in King of
Chicago, or take up your katana and rule feudal Japan in Lords of the
Rising Sun.

 They're only going to be available for a limited time, so run to the
Vault quickly to download King of Chicago and Lords of the Rising Sun

 Don't forget to stop by the Forums and tell us which other classic
titles you'd like to see made available.

         F R O G G E R   1 . 6 4 B 3   A V A I L A B L E

February 17, 2001

 · Frogger is the ultimate fast MPEG video player, with MPEG-2 layer
support for AMIGAs with fast 68k CPUs (68040/60) or PowerPC equipped

 The MPEG1/2 decoder is based on mpeg2decode created by MPEG Software
Simulation Group.

 · Frogger was originally relased by Miloslaw Smyk, recently (well,
more then one year ago ;), the development has been taken over by
Sebastian Jedruszkiewicz.

 · To use Frogger you will need an Amiga with 68k CPU (68030, 68040,
68060), a PPC equiped Amiga with at least 4MB of RAM, or any other
computer with Linux (PPC or x86) installed.

          Y A M   S C R I P T   T O   S T R I P   A D S

2 Feb 2001

 I see since Yahoo have taken over eGroups they have decided to
re-introduce ads into distributed e-mails - it was only a matter of
time... I just thought I'd like to let you know I have updated my YAM
script to now work with yahoogroups. The update can be found at:

Short:    Strips YahooGroup adverts.         V1.1
Uploader: Steve Bowman (Steve & Ulli Bowman <>)
Author:   ©2000 Steve Bowman (Steve & Ulli Bowman
Version:  1.1 (30-Jan-2001)
Type:     comm/mail
Replaces: comm/mail/eGroupsScan1_0.lha
Requires: YAM 2+, AWNPipe: & ClassAct if you have OS3.1 or earlier.

 About 80% of my incoming mail comes via YahooGroups. When they took
over eGroups, the advertising disappeared - for a short time. Now it
has returned. This script is only an update to the V1.0 eGroups script
to take into account the changes YahooGroups have made since the
takeover. The only change for existing users is to change you YAM
ARexx setting to the name of the script, now YahooGroupsScanner.rexx.

 This started out as a very basic script, but I just kept adding and
adding to it. :^) I have done extensive testing, and although it works
fine on my setup it may not on yours. Please report any problems.


· Reaction (ClassAct) GUI with progress bar and info on number of
  messages scanned and adverts stripped.

· Will locate the Incoming Folder regardless of its actual name or
  postion in the folder list or language (I hope...) YAM is running in.

· Will only scan mails flagged as New in the Incoming Folder - because if
  you're anything like me you will usually have ~50 Read mails in your
  incoming folder waiting to be manually archived.  :^)

· If no new mails are downloaded from the server, no scanning at all
  takes place.  If there are new mails downloaded, only these new mails
  are scanned.

· Intelligent scanning - if any new messages are not YahooGroup messages,
  they will be skipped.

· After updating Incoming Folder index, returns you to your previous
  folder/state before script exits.  For example, if you have selected a
  number of messages to be deleted in a folder and the script starts
  after a download, you will be restored to that folder with the messages
  reselected when the script terminates.

Some people have queried my method of handling the Incoming folder
externally of Yam instead of going through Yam's ARexx port.  I tried and
tested both methods and found that for  most (but not all) cases,
analyzing the Incoming folder was quite a lot slower than doing it
directly via AmigaDOS commands.


 To install, simply copy this script to YAM:Rexx. Now open YAM's
Config panel and go to the ARexx section. Hilite the "After getting
new mail" item and load "Rexx/YahooGroupsScanner.rexx" into the Script
gadget. Double check the Pop-up selector is on ARexx and not AmigaDOS.
Leave "Open console window unchecked, but (IMPORTANT) make sure "Wait
for termination" is checked ON. Click on Save, and that's it.

 Important - The AWNPipe: device must be installed! Download the
latest AWNPipe: from

 If you do not have OS3.5, you will need ClassAct. AFAIK the final
ClassAct archive prior to OS3.5 can be found at but this is quite old compared
to the more recent replacement found in OS3.5, Reaction.

           S O F T C I N E M A   F U L L   R E L E A S E

Short:    Ultimate Movie Player (PPC) V0.11
Author:   Jacek Cybularczyk (
Uploader: Sebastian Jedruszkiewicz <>
Type:     gfx/show
Requires: PowerPC, AHI, AGA or CGFX

SoftCinema is Movie/Animation player for PowerPC based Amigas.
For more information please refer to


 - supports QuickTime Movie (QT/MOV) and Video for Windows (AVI)
   file formats

 - supports a lot of video and audio codecs
   (Intel Indeo up to 5.0 is supported!)

 - fast video and audio playback


v0.11 full release
 - a-LAW audio codec bugfixes.
 - a-LAW support in QT movies.
 - Completly new AsyncIO. much faster, and also
   fixes problems with running two or more SC at the same time.
 - Optimized CCITT H.263 decoder (up to 30%).
 - Optimized OpenDivX decoder (up to 25%).


SHAREWARE. Please read for more info about

           P A Y B A C K   O N   S A L E   O N   N E T

15 February 2001

 You can now buy Payback from Apex Design's on-line shop using your
credit/debit card or by cheque/check. We have also added a FAQ for the
demo and full versions of Payback. Please read it if you've had any
problems getting the game or demo running.

 True or high colour display recommended

 "Payback is a really impressive piece of work..It has a good sense of
humour, a lot of clever features, and some smart level has
been quite a while since I've seen a new Amiga originated title with
this much promise."
                      Andrew Korn, editor of Amigactive

 If you'd always wondered what it would be like to be a master
criminal, then Payback is the game for you. It's entirely non-linear -
to complete a level you simply have to obtain a certain number of
points - how you get those points is entirely up to you; you can do
what the local kingpin tells you, uncover secret missions or just go
on a mad killing spree. There are lots of hidden surprises to
discover, so you'll have to play the game through several times to
find all the extras.

 As you'll have probably guessed, the game is inspired by Grand Theft
Auto, but every effort is being put in to make sure that Payback beats
GTA in every way. The game engine supports perspective correct texture
mapping, environment mapping (reflections), bump mapping, realistic
shadows, alpha-channelling (lens flares, explosions and shockwaves),
12 channel 3D sound and realistic physics. The game will also be
translated into several languages. This is a game that all Amigans can
be proud of.

          H T M L R E A D   V 1 . 0 0   A V A I L A B L E

15 February, 2001

 HTMLread V1.00 is released and can be downloaded!

What is HTMLread?

 HTMLread is an extension for YAM. YAM is a wonderfull Mailer but it
is not able to handel EMails that are written from Netscape, Eudora or
Outlook in HTMLcode. HTMLread detect, convert and send this EMails to
youre favourit HTMLviewer.

Which HTMLviewer are supported?

 All! HTMLread has a inbuild list of favourit HTMLviewers, but if you
want you can make youre own easily. In the list are follow
HTMLviewers: SimpleHTML, MultiView (with HTMLdatatype), OpenUrl,
HTMLview, Voyager, AWebSE (comes with OS3.5/3.9), AWeb and IBrowse.
HTMLread can start this HTMLviewers and if supported handle them with

Which type of HTMLmails support HTMLread?

   o HTMLmails with text only
   o HTMLmails with inbuild pictures
   o HTMLmails with pictures in Web
     with protection against EMail watching! (V1.0)
   o HTMLattachmends
   o and all mixed!

What need I to run HTMLread?

 You need an Amiga, YAM 2.x, HTMLviewer and a runnig Rexxmast. The
other things are included.

How to (un)install HTMLread?

With the (un)installer. And some easy changes in YAM-Konfig.

Any payment?

 No, HTMLread is PublicDomain Version V.1 - V.4 and Version V.45 and
above it is FreeWare.

          T R O G L A D I T E   A N N O U N C E M E N T S

6 Feb 2001

 If you haven't seen it already on the news sites, then let me just
tell you that Trogladite Software has launched it's beta site. It's
very similar to the old one, but now has many new additions, including
the facility for us to start developing for new platforms.

 I'd also like to stress that this does NOT mean we are leaving the
Amiga. Far from it. A lot of work has gone into the Amiga section, and
a lot of work has gone in to make sure it stays part of Trogladite
Software for as long as we can get people to work it.

 For this reason, we are always on the lookout for new developers with
new ideas, so if any one of you has the skills and would like to
contribute them (and be helped along by our extensive team of artists,
musicians and testers) then don't hesitate to contact

 Finally, check out the Puiblic Beta website at, and please let us know what you think.

 Oh, you'll also notice, if you go to the new Trogsoft Notification
Centre ( that we have archives of
messages sent to you using this system, for future reference and
perusal by our visitors. Hope you enjoy this and all the other new
features we are adding to the site daily.

 We are working on many different products at the moment. I can't go
into details, some for legal reasons, and others simply because we
don't want to release details just yet. Suffice to say, we have
programs coming out for file and directory management, advanced text
file operations, personal reminders and much more. Keep checking for the most up to date

Thanks for your support,
Neil Bullock
Trogladite Software

            X 1 1   P R O G R A M   X A M I   A T   0 3 0

15 February, 2001


 Xami is an X11 server for Amiga that can take advantage of hardware
capabilities of the graphic system for acceleration. It may be
launched from Workbench or CLI, uses the current keyboard mapping and
does not need any extra libraries such as ixemul. Owners of graphic
cards that have Picture in Picture capabilities with Picasso96 will
benefit to use the server in a PIP window.

 So, if you have around you a machine with X11 capabilities such as a
Linux or a BSD box, this is THE software to have !

For more informations and release information on Xami, you may get the

Release v030

   o xami030.lha, the X server
   o xfontmisc.lha, base misc fonts and cursors
   o xfonts075.lha, 75 DPI PCF fonts
   o xfonts100.lha, 100 DPI PCF fonts
   o xfontspeedo.lha, Speedo fonts
   o xfonttype1.lha, Type1 fonts

            E L B O X   V O O D O O   G R A P H I C S

Krakow, 13 February 2001


ELBOX Computer Development Department
is proud to announce today's release
of the new driver for graphic cards
working with the MEDIATOR PCI busboard:

===  Voodoo.card ver. 1.0 driver  ===

As with all the production coming from ELBOX,
this is the best-quality product
to make your life easier and more efficient.
You have not seen such graphics performance ever before...

Major effort of ELBOX programmers
contributed to making this driver provide you
with all you may ever need.
Also, the new Voodoo.card ver. 1.0 driver
is fully compatible with the P96 graphic system.

The Voodoo.card driver supports the following chipsets:

* Voodoo Banshee 8 MB
* Voodoo3 2000/3000 16 MB
* Voodoo4 4500 32 MB
* Voodoo5 5500 64 MB

The Voodoo.card driver is a continuation of the Voodoo3.card driver.
It includes all the features of that release.

The following functions have been added in the Voodoo.card driver,
which were not supported in previous versions:

* Hardware clipping,
* Vblank interrupts,
* PIP,
* Overlay,
* Scaling,
* DPMS support,
* Big-endian 16 bit modes,
* Pixel clock extended up to 230 MHz (141 MHz for Voodoo Banshee).

 The driver supports all the functions available in the P96 graphic
system for cards based around Voodoo Banshee and Voodoo3 chipsets.
Support for Voodoo4 and Voodoo5 cards is limited to 24-bit graphic

 Little-endian modes are the main modes for all the PCI type cards
designed for PC computers. For full compatibility with future drivers
releases (TV tuners, Sound cards, 100 Mbps NIC cards, ISDN cards,
etc.) we recommend using little-endian modes. Big-endian mode support
was added for full compatibility with games prepared only for
big-endian modes.


Mariusz Wloczysiak
ELBOX COMPUTER, Press Department

PS. You may want to check the unofficial e-group on MEDIATOR:
For subscribe
Amiga Update on the net:
 All back issues available at:
Stop by and check out our archive!
Copyright 2001 by Brad Webb.    Freely distributable, if not modified.
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Richard Kapp on ANF

News from the NARR Site
Unfortunately a wrong version of the PlayGUI update was on my homepage and on the PlayGUI-site. The right one you can now find under the title link. There you can also find the GFX-games-database with a new layout. There is a news-site, links, the sections were put on different sites and besides this you can download the last registered games and graphic board patches. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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No Risc No Fun on ANF

Exodus Update 1.1 Released
The update 1.1 for >Exodus has been released. The update contains the following changes/improvements:
  • Saving is now also possible on alternative filesystems
  • New mouse and keyboard routines added
  • Double Buffering error in the first level cleared. Sometimes selected buttons did not work correctly

You can again download the update at NoRiscNoFun officially. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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Gregory Donner on ANF

RiVA v0.40 MPEG Video Player for the Amiga
(Stephan Fellner asked me to share the following news on his behalf):

Stephan Fellner would like to announce the release of RiVA v0.40, a very fast MPEG Video player for AGA, Picasso96, or CyberGraphX-based Amigas.

This latest version adds the following features:
  • Audio Support (via mpega.library)
  • CyberGfx VLayer support
  • Fast High-quality Colour AGA modes DHAM6 and DHAM8 (registered version only)
  • Now directly supporting all 15/16bit HiColor modes
  • New faster and better AsyncIO routines
  • More user-friendly, icon-starting, drag'n'drop, file-requester, tooltypes...
  • Lots of nice new features, like zooming, audio saving, halfheight modes...
  • Further speedups and bugfixes...

Stephan is actively improving it and adding new features (see the archive's AmigaGuide documentation for details).

RiVA is shareware; your registration will encourage it's continued development. The demo version of RiVA 0.40 is available for download from Aminet: RiVA.lha

Stephen Fellner can be contacted at: (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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Borut Zivkovic on ANF

Digital Dreams Entertainment - Changing Server
As I was noticed via e-mail by a DDE team member (Raymond) the DDE site currently is offline due to changing server. Supposedly there are problems in holding the URL. Also the business e-mail addresses are closed. DDE became known to the Amiga world from games like 'Wasted Dreams' or recently 'Codename Hellsquad'. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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AIO - Amiga Information Online Moved
AIO - Amiga Information Online Magazine from now on is accessible under the new URL Please adjust your bookmarks. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 20. Feb. 2001, 20:29] [Comments: 0]
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Mark Wilson via eMail

Welcome to Amiga Preview
AmiBench, Amiga Resource, and Striatum Hosting together have opened a new Amiga forum covering any category groups which will be put online on the occasion of the Alt-Woa show in Huddersfield, UK.

Here the original press release:

Press Release Dated 19/02/2001

Welcome to Amiga Preview.

This site goes official for the Alt-Woa Show in Huddersfield, UK.

Amiga is a joint effort between AmiBench, Amiga Resource and

Our main role is to provide support and information for worldwide Amiga users.

Currently we have the following forums available.

Classic Amiga Forums
  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Gaming
  • Dev

Next Gen. Amiga Forums
  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Gaming
  • Dev

AmiBench Forums
  • AmiBench User
  • Bargain Forum

Amiga Resource Forums
  • Amiga Resource Forum

We would like to welcome you all to our forum, and hope you enjoy using our Community based service!

With warm regards,

Mark Wilson, Tudor Davies, and Andy Mills - The Amiga Forums Team

Visit us now at

NB: The Amiga Forums is a partnership of the following;

AmiBench -
Amiga Resource -
Striatum Hosting - (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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Bob Scharp via eMail

Amiga2001 Computer Show
Supplement: Next but one weekend sure was wrong. Corrected appointment. :-)

The Amiga2001 which will take place in St. Louis form March, 30th to April, 1st promises to become really interesting. With the current press release Bob Sharp, organizer of the show, submits a message from Bill McEwen announcing the following:

"... Amiga2001 is going to be exciting!
Amiga news you have never heard before.
Amiga products you have never seen before .
Amiga announcements you have been hungering for.
Whatever Amiga shows you have come to before,
whatever shows you missed, this is the Amiga
show you don't want to miss...."

Bill McEwen
President & CEO Amiga Inc.®

Producers of the Gateway Amiga Shows... the best Amiga shows in the Americas! For more information, check out

Amiga2001 - An Amiga Odyssey

Sheraton West Port-Chalet, St. Louis, MO. USA Friday March 30 thru Sunday April 1, 2001

Now featuring companies like: Amiga, FWD Computing, Merlancia Industries, Compuquick Media Center, Dan's Deals, Cloanto, individual computers of Germany, the Gateway Amiga Club Inc., Bounce-back Videos, Amigan-St. Louis, Mr. Hardware, the PC Journal, G & G Publishing - producers of The New Amigan Magazine, Brewster Productions, AmiTech Dayton Amiga Users Group, Amiga Active Magazine of the UK, Nova Design Inc., NAG - Northwest Amiga Group, Charles Marks, a noted artist of Claw Marks Productions. He is coming from Jonesboro Arkansas to exhibit his lithographs at his booth. Mr. Marks is also designing the limited edition Amiga2001 show shirt for Amigan-St. Louis as well. Other exhibitors are: Legacy Maker Inc., Downix, Inc. Newest additions to the exhibitor list include the St. Louis Computer User, AmigaZone (Harv Laser's famous Amiga site) and SACC (the Sacramento Amiga Computer Club). More exhibitors are being added each week, so check the web site.

Bob Scharp
E-mail: WWW:

Amigan-St. Louis
P.O. Box 672
Bridgeton, MO 63044
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[News message: 20. Feb. 2001, 09:57] [Comments: 0]
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Jens Troeger on ANF

New InstallerNG Archive
Since there were some problems with the last InstallerNG archives I re-compressed everything once again and made it available. Additionally two small errors have been fixed, too (see history). Have fun..... Jens (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 20. Feb. 2001, 09:32] [Comments: 0]
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Matthias Henze on ANF

stormamiga.lib V.45.00 beta 5 for StormC
There is another new version of the stormamiga.lib with many big and small enhancements.

Here a small overview on the most important changes:
  • Completely new Level 1 IO functions
  • Strongly reworked or partly completely new Level 2 IO functions.
  • Some new Level 1 IO functions (fdopen, fileno, isatty, and tell).
  • Some new or reworked include files improving compatibility with other compilers.
  • Some optimizations and error corrections.
  • Reworked and improved versions of the installer script, manual, and user's thesaurus.
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