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Decrunch 2020: AstroBlox Revisited - Atarenium Falcon - Hansel and Gretel
Posted by zzbylu - 01 August 2020 20:30
zzbylu's Avatar  Hello!
A new game AstroBlox Revisited has been presented on the demo party DECRUNCH 2020.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMcc27pbD0o
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Smarty And The Nasty Gluttons - Full Game Released!
Posted by mr.spiv - 31 July 2020 19:58
mr.spiv's Avatar  We are most delighted to release the full version of Smarty And The Nasty Gluttons (c) 2020 Eero Tunkelo. The development of the game started back in 1992 but was halted after a few years due to difficulties in finding a publisher for the game – partly related to Commodore losing it’s share of the home computing market.

Approximately 25 years passed and a long hidden preview was cracked and released by Jouni ‘Mr. Spiv’ Korhonen and Eero Tunkelo, the copyright owner. This inspired a gathering and the idea of completely wrapping up the project and releasing a full version in ADF format.

Download the game here.
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RNOPublisher released
Posted by jPV - 30 July 2020 17:14
jPV's Avatar  RNOPublisher is an easy-to-use PDF publishing program. It is made with Hollywood and is available for AROS, MorphOS, OS4, OS3 (RTG), and WarpOS (RTG).

Features:
- Supports the most common page sizes in portrait and landscape modes
- Freely placeable text boxes, images, PDF links, and graphical objects
- PDF links can point to document pages or web links
- Supports base fonts that don't affect the file size
- Custom TTF fonts can be embedded into documents
- PDF outlines (table of contents) support
- User creatable page templates
- PDF exporting supports passwords and compression options
- Constrained mouse movement and resizing using qualifier keys
- Additional document saving and loading in its own format
- Drag & drop loading of documents, pictures, and text files


(click to enlarge)

Check the homepage for an example PDF file produced with the program and for download links.
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Crash And Burn: The Amiga ST Story
Posted by stevelord - 30 July 2020 16:10
I've just posted my latest issue of Tales From The Dork Web, focusing on Jack Tramiel, Atari, Commodore and the original Amiga. I thought I'd post Crash and Burn here in case people wanted to read it.


I've spent quite a lot of time on this, but there's a lot of conflicting information out there and dates often get muddied. This wasn't helped by Substack's size limitations (as it's a mailing list newsletter as well as a web page).


I hope you enjoy it, and in the next issue I'll put forward any corrections, credits and sources of note.
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Amiga Future search translators
Posted by AndreasM - 27 July 2020 12:49
AndreasM's Avatar  We are looking for assistance for the Amiga Future magazine.

We are looking for translators for the magazine.

German -> English

You should Speak your language (english) very well and have very good spelling in your native language, also understanding the german language well.

And of course, you should also understand what you translate.
So basic knowledge on the Amiga are needed on each case.

http://www.amigafuture.de
http://www.apc-tcp.de
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NewMeter Realized
Posted by AMIGASYSTEM - 27 July 2020 00:22
AMIGASYSTEM's Avatar 






Author: Thomas Rapp

NewMeter: Beautiful and useful application that shows on the Workbench on a bar graph the amount of free RAM, CPU remaining and the space left in the various Volumes in the system, also shows the complete Time and Date and the day.

NewMeter can be stored anywhere on the screen through the Tooltype but can be moved later and manually where you want.

NewMeter v1.7: Download
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Dune2 Amiga 68k Port (OpenDune)
Posted by NovaCoder - 22 July 2020 15:18
NovaCoder's Avatar  I have recently updated my OpenDune port to include some extra enhancements and fix up a few minor bugs.

For anyone with an 060 this will be the best way to play the classic Dune 2 on an Amiga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2OjH_ik8U4

Requirements:

1) An AGA/RTG Amiga with a fast 68060 processor
2) AHI installed (v4.18 recommended)
3) 3.1 ROMS (3.0 ROMS may cause it to run slowly)
4) A copy of the PC game data files (must be the correct version!)


Features:

* 256 colors
* MIDI support
* AHI Sound support
* Fullscreen and window mode support
* 2x Scale filter and magnification filter (increases resolution)

I'll upload the latest fixes to AmiNet
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Picasso96FixV2 Release
Posted by AMIGASYSTEM - 19 July 2020 08:16
AMIGASYSTEM's Avatar 



Author: Holger Hippenstiel


Picasso96FixV2: Software it allows you to use Screens upto
7680 x 4320 (8k Resolution) Pixel in Picasso96.

With this version you can set up doublewidth/doubleheight-4k-Screens (or both), all the info in detail in the readme

Picasso96Fix v2.0: Download
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Amiga Art Contest 2020 from 10MARC and Pixel Vixen is now live!
Posted by Dynamic_Computi - 15 July 2020 18:53
Dynamic_Computi's Avatar  The Amiga Art Contest 2020 is ready to start! Last years Amiga Art Contest was quite successful and Pixel Vixen and I had a lot of fun doing it. This year we expect it to be even bigger and better. Here are the details:

Announcement video is here: https://youtu.be/EWm8GjDggAk

Turn on those Amiga's and launch DeluxePaint! It's time for the Second Annual Amiga Art Contest! I have joined up with Pixel Vixen to host a fun art contest using our Amiga's as the paint brush.

The rules are simple:
Use an Amiga to create the artwork. A real one or virtual one is just fine.
Submit your artwork to one, two, three or all categories below.
?You can submit as many or as few images as you want.
Have fun and tell your friends about the contest!

The four categories are as follows:

1. Hand Drawn Artwork - Anything you create yourself in a paint package would meet this criteria. Anime, modern art, cartoons - if you can draw it, submit it! Animations are perfectly fine in this category if you would like. You drew it back in 1986? Fine! Submit it!

2. Digital Photography. Get those pictures into the Amiga! Digi-View, DCTV, load a .JPG image from your digital camera into AdPro or ImageFX - however you bring your digital images into the Amiga is OK by us. But then show us your creative side, don't just submit a picture, make it something beautiful and creative with the power of the Amiga!

3. Ray Tracing - Amiga was King of the Hill with Ray tracing for years. Dust off that old copy of Turbo Silver and show us what you can create! Animated 3D images are great, too.

4. This year we are opening up MOD/Music files to the competition. Show us your musical talent! Any kind of file is OK, as long as it was created on an Amiga.

Any Amiga format is fine, from 2 color, to HAM6 and HAM8 all the way up to 24 bit from an RTG card! As long as your Amiga created it, you can submit it.

Please Email your artwork to me - art@amigaartwork.com - If you would rather upload it to a dropbox link that can be provided. IFF format is great, but any format you create should be OK. Please include the Hardware and Software you used in your creation, and include a description of how you did it if you want.

Their will be winners in each category and an overall "Best of Show" winner. Check out the video more details.

Of course I will do an entire show showing off all of the artwork.
Questions? Just reach out to me on Twitter @10marc1 or email me art@amigartwork.com

Have fun!

Be sure to subscribe to Pixel Vixen:
https://youtube.com/pixelvixen
and follow her on Twitter
@lapixelvixen


All the stuff related to Amiga Art Contest 2020, and last years entries are right here:
https://www.amigaartwork.com

Check out my website:
https://www.10marc.com
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Ami-Express 5.3.0 released
Posted by Phantasm - 06 July 2020 10:21
Phantasm's Avatar 
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|                      ·                 ·                                  |
| Ami-Express was a BBS System that ran on the Commodore Amiga series of    | 
| computers and was developed by Lightspeed Technologies in the 1990s.      | 
|                                                                           | 
| Version 5.3.0                                                             |
|                                                                           |
| This is a rewrite of that system written in Amiga E. It is open source    | 
| and has new features and bug fixes in addition to aiming for near 100%    |     
| backwards compatibility with the version 4.x releases.                    | 
|                                                                           |
| I contacted Joe Hodge/LightSpeed Technologies the owner of /X product     |
| in December 2018 and he has given his full approval for me to take over   |
| this software and to continue using the Ami-Express name.                 |
|                                                                           |
| I have also updated the documentation for Ami-Express as many existing    | 
| features were not properly documented. Some of the new features in this   | 
| release are:                                                              | 
|                                                                           | 
|     * Internal Zmodem support (xprzmodem.library no longer needed         |
|                                                                           |
|     * Extra modules for connecting to FTN and QWK mail networks           |
|                                                                           |
|     * Password reset via email                                            |
|                                                                           |
|     * 16 colour screen mode support                                       |
|                                                                           |
|     * Larger partition support (now into the terrabyte range)             |
|                                                                           |
|     * Estimated download times based on previous CPS                      |
|                                                                           |
|     * MCI codes to play back ANSI animations at a slower speed            |
|                                                                           |
| All source code is publicly available at:                                 |
|  https://github.com/dmcoles/AmiExpress along with the documentation.      |
|                                                                           |
| Included in this archive are several sample bbs configurations using      |
| tooltype (.info) and config file (.cfg) format. These are aimed at users  |
| wanting to set up a bbs for the first time. There is also a file called   |
| aeicon.json which can be imported using the json import tool or by        |
| selecting the file the first time you start /X with no configuration in   |
| place. This file will create a basic structure similar to the ones        |
| included in the archive.                                                  |
|                                                                           |
| If you are a pre-existing /X4 user, the ACP and Express files can just    |
| replace the old versions and should be as close to fully backwards        |
| compatible as possible. Plesae do contact me or raise issues in github if |
| you encounter any problems.                                               |
|                                                                           |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|      This release is dedicated to my partner Traci who was taken ill      |
|      unexpectedly at the end of 2018 and passed away after suffering      |
|               lung damage caused by Influenza. RIP Traci xx.              |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                           |
| Version History                                                           |
|                                                                           |
| 5.3.0 04 July 2020                                                        |
        * Internal Zmodem, HTTP File Transfers, connect to QWK & FTN        |
| 5.2.0 02 Jan 2020                                                         |
|       * Native Telnet, FTP File Transfers, some bugfixes.                 | 
| 5.1.0 03 June 2019                                                        |
        * New features and bugfixes.                                        |
| 5.0.0 23 December 2018                                                    |
|       * First release of this project                                     |
\                                                                           /
|\\                                                                       //|
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WinUAE 4.4.0
Posted by Toni Wilen - 03 July 2020 11:56
WinUAE 4.4.0 (01.07.2020) released. http://www.winuae.net/

New features/improvements:

- 68000 address and bus error (bus errors are not used in Amiga) stack frames are now 100% accurate, including all undefined behavior like partially updated flags or registers. Last missing part that wasn't fully accurate previously.
- 68010 emulation is now cycle-accurate. Including loop mode.
- 68030 MMU emulation simplified and optimized.
- CPU tester detected rare CPU/FPU bugs fixed.
- Multiple CPU tester detected undocumented CPU and FPU (all models) behavior emulated, mainly edge cases that almost never happen normally. More information in detailed changelogs.
- Debugger assembler and disassembler updates and fixes.
- 1x-8x CPU multipliers are now also supported in prefetch (more compatible) CPU mode.
- Implemented Paula serial port emulation receive break condition detection support.
- "diskchange rdh0:" can be now used to eject drag&drop mounted directory/file/archive harddrive.
- On screen led floppy leds have brighter border if inserted disk is write protected.
- If 2 light pens/guns enabled and if gun 2 moves, enable only gun 2 crosshair. Previously gun 1 move enabled both crosshairs.
- "Default" filter mode now enables aspect ratio correction and scales to window/screen size only when display size is too large or too small.
- Ignore ncap/winpcap dll version because recent ncap versions have smaller version number than old winpcap versions.
- GUI Reset button now copies current full GUI config to active config, including options that normally can't be changed on the fly.
- FPU default is back to 64-bit. Very few programs require 80-bit accuracy, it wasn't worth the speed loss.
- Black borders are not anymore enabled in autoscale center mode.
- Few custom chipset and CIA emulation updates.
- Added easy to use and transparent printf()-like debug logging method for developers.

Bugs fixed:

- If disk read DMA was started without any selected drive(s), it was always emulated in turbo mode.
- Screen capture to clipboard created blank image if 256 color or less RTG mode and capture before filtering was set.
- When ejecting directory filesystem that points to plain file or archive, not all host file handles were closed properly.
- Switching GUI panels left stale entry in internal array, possibly causing random crash after switching panels many times.
- Config file (*.uae) icon is now correct again.

4.3.0 bugs fixed:

- Some RTG to RTG mode resolution switches didn't resize windowed mode correctly.
- CD32 pad red button didn't always work as a normal fire button, depending on how it was configured.
- CD32 ROM delay loop patch was skipped. Broke CD32 CD if CPU speed was too fast.

New emulated hardware:

- Hardital Dotto (clone of ICD AdIDE)


and more.

EDIT: detailed changelog here: https://github.com/tonioni/WinUAE/bl...echangelog.txt

[bug reports in this thread will be ignored.]
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ZORRAM A2000 Zorro II Memory Expansion
Posted by amigakit.com - 27 June 2020 19:53
amigakit.com's Avatar  AmigaKit Ltd is pleased to announce the availability of the new ZORRAM A2000 Zorro II Memory Expansion.

Features:

* Adds 8MB Fast Memory to your Amiga 2000
* Jumpers to select 0MB (OFF), 4MB, 5.5MB or 8MB
* Auto-Config- no software needed
* Compatible with all Amiga 2000 motherboard revisions

We are pleased to bring this high quality product to the community at our low prices.



Product Links:

UK
USA
Europe
Canada

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FreePascal v3.2.0 Multiplatform
Posted by AMIGASYSTEM - 22 June 2020 22:50
AMIGASYSTEM's Avatar 







FreePascal: New version of programming language for Amiga OS3, OS4, AROS ARM, AROS i386 e MOS 3.x.

Author: Marcus Sackrow


FreePascal v3.2.0: Download (all versions)
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Workbench Tools Menu Enhancement: WBCutnPaste.lha
Posted by Weaselrama - 17 June 2020 22:18
Weaselrama's Avatar  Greetings,

@Daedalus has posted WBCutnPaste on Aminet. It is a set of 3 AREXX scripts and a starter script which adds Copy and Paste and Cut and Paste to the Workbench Tools Menu. I have tested this myself and it appears very straight-forward and does as advertized.

"WBCutnPaste
~~~~~~~~~~~
WBCutnPaste is a small collection of ARexx scripts which provide basic cut, copy
and paste file actions to Workbench. It optionally adds menu items to the Tools
menu, or can be used with your favourite hotkey or menu editor

I wrote the basic versions of these scripts many years ago, and have now
been reminded of them and so have decided to tidy them up and release them for
anyone else who may find them useful.


Requirements
~~~~~~~~~~~~
WBCutnPaste requires:

- OS 3.5+ (Tested on OS 3.9, 3.1.4 and 4.1)
- ARexx running (RexxMast should be started at a higher priority if it's in
WBStartup so that it's available before the script starts)


Installation
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Installation by hand is easy:

1) Copy WBCut.rexx, WBCopy.rexx and WBPaste.rexx to REXX:

2) Either drop WBCutnPasteMenu.rexx (and its icon) into WBStartup to add the
relevant entries to the Tools menu, or else use your favourite menu or
hotkey program to add the shortcuts to the scripts yourself. ToolsDaemon,
THE, FKey, AllKeys etc. should work fine.


Usage
~~~~~
Once set up, you should now have three menu items in the Tools menu:

- WBCut (Shortcut RAmiga+X)
This item will make a list of the selected files in the current window to be
moved to a new location. Once pasted, the files will be removed from their
old location.

- WBCopy (Shortcut RAmiga+G)
This item will make a list of the selected files in the current window to be
duplicated at a new location.

- WBPaste (Shortcut RAmiga+V)
This item takes a previous list of selected files and either moves them or
copies them to the currently active drawer window. If the files already exist,
you will be asked whether to skip or replace them. If a cut or copied drawer
already exists and you choose Replace or Replace All, the new contents of the
drawer will overwrite the old contents, but any existing files that aren't
overwritten by cut or copied files with the same name will remain untouched. In
other words, the drawer contents will be merged with the existing drawer.

Files copied and pasted to the same location will be duplicated with modified
names, similar to the original Workbench Copy command.


OS 4 Use
~~~~~~~~
Please note that, while these scripts work fine on OS4, they don't use the
same clipboard as the Workbench context menu, and therefore files cut or copied
with these scripts can't be pasted with the context menu paste option, and vice
versa.


History
~~~~~~~
1.0 (15.06.2020)
First release."

http://aminet.net/package/util/wb/WBCutnPaste
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Vultures to Vampires (new Amiga book! by Trevor & David)
Posted by amigang - 12 June 2020 14:42
amigang's Avatar  New Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...es-to-vampires

"Hello and welcome to my new Kickstarter for the book that is going to tell it all!

Starting from the day when Escom were the highest bidder at Commodore's liquidator’s auction in New York (I was there), how their attempts to relaunch the Amiga spectacularly failed, then the troublesome years when our beloved computer bounced around from company to company, Viscorp, Quickpack, Gateway 2000, etc. and beyond.

This book leaves no stone unturned in revealing how the Commodore-Amiga assets became the target of a multiple of companies and individuals, some of whom were seemingly only interested in what they could gain out of it financially, and not even interested in supporting any of the many devotees who were trying to keep the dream alive.

In fact there was so much underhand and sometimes vicious activity with “Cease and Desist” orders and lawsuits aplenty (some still ongoing!) it was bringing a cloud over our erstwhile “happy go lucky” community.

However, all throughout this, what some people may call, “dark period” and almost in spite of it, there have been some genius individuals and legitimate companies who have produced and brought to market some of the most technologically advanced software and hardware ever seen.

This book exposes those companies and individuals who brought negativity and celebrates those who have against all odds prevailed and are now ensuring the Amiga not only “lives on”, but improves the potential to expand our community.

- David John Pleasance"

Great Interview with David John Pleasance & Trevor Dickinson on Retro hour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sg1OLTrACA&t=1894s
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