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14.Jun.2000
Bright Light Software


Audiomaster 2K (Sample Editor ) Alpha 0.42 available
Download:audiomaster2k.lha (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Sebastian Bauer HP


SimpleHTML (0.9), text datatype (44.3) and html.datatype (0.9) available
Download:
simplehtml.lzx
html-dt.lzx
text-dt.lzx (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Innovative


VHI Studio 5.2 available
Since there wasn`t any time left before the "World of Alternatives" the new version wasn`t available until now. This version offers faster MPEG-encoding and support for MPEG2.
Download: VHIStudio.lha (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Amiga.org


Amiga SDK is available at Amazon.com
Amiga SDK is now available at Amazon. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000



Alive Mediasoft activities
Since we warned on May 26th against buying Goal 2000 from Alive Mediasoft, more and more of their dubious activies are coming to light.

First KDH Datentechnik stopped on May 27 reselling all products of Alive Mediasoft.

On June, 1st Darkage Software released a public letter to all distributors not to buy "Extreme - Visual FX Generator" from Alive Mediasoft becuase ALive Mediasoft has not paid them. In an article dated June 10th, Fun Time World gave the following pictures as proof that Alive Mediasoft has been selling pirated software.

SeaSide: Alive Mediasoft and APC&TCP versions
PinBall Brain Damage: Alive Mediasoft & APC&TCP versions

Warnings of pirated software have appeared from MotionStudios and Epic Marketing.

Today, Alfred Knoetig from Alf`s Corner in his rewsletter:
"Finally, everyone has seen the light! After ALIVE wanted to compensate me for damages they sent me software. I was surprised to se that about half of what they sent was pirated. Alive Mediasoft was selling pirated software! Proof was found at the convention. Check out www.funtime-world.de."

At the Website of Dietmar Eilert, the author of GoldED, we found the following warning:
"Alive Mediasoft - 6/2000 - FRAUD WARNING
Amiga users have reported that Alive Mediasoft (UK) are manufacturing and selling unlicensed copies of GoldED Studio 6 on CD-R. The disks are sold with a note inside saying people were to use their serial number because they were waiting for a batch of new registration cards for GoldED to come in. Please be warned that Alive Mediasoft has no distribution license for GoldED 6 and that a GoldED 6 CD purchased from Alive Mediasoft may be stolen property for which neither the author nor the regular distributors have received payment. If in doubt, please get back to us with the serial number you were issued. Alive Mediasoft has been contacted to resolve this issue, but has failed to respond as requested before a given deadline. Customers who have purchased a GoldED Studio 6 CD from Alive Mediasoft are adviced to contact Alive and demand a refund." (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
GNN


GNN: BeOS 5.01 - First Update for the alternative OS available
Be Inc. has released the first update for version 5 of thier current operating system BeOS. The update to version 5.01 fixes a fewe bugs, offers better drivers and a few new functions. There are 3 Archives to download:
Update for BeOS Personal Edition (7.2MB) BeOS-5.0.1-PersonalEd-x86-Update.zip
Update for BOS Professional Edition (7.3MB) BeOS-5.0.1-ProEd-x86-Update.zip
Update for BeOS 5 Professional Edition - Power PC Version (4.4MB) BeOS-5.0.1-ProEd-PPC-Update.zip
Those that require a full installation can download it from free.be.com (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Andreas Falkenhahn via eMail


Da Cool Booter V.1.7 available
On the Airsoft website Da Cool Booter is now available. This version is mainly a Bug Fix. An update is definatly worth it. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Sascha van Wahnem


Big Amiga Metting in July
On July 22-23rd once again the APC&TCP is sponsering in Vellmar near Kassel (in Hessen, Germany) thier yeearly Clubmeeting. Next to a lot of fun they are offering many interesting People - with a 90% chance that Petro Tyschtschenko will be among them. Metting T-Shirts, CD`s and computers (some very rare models) Games, Workshops and much more. For only 10DM for both days Accomadations are available. For more information contact: Sascha van Wähnem Wesler Str. 7 D 46509 Xanten Germany and at the Titlelink. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Alfred Knötig via eMail


The Action Game Apano Sin for Amiga is done!
It is done. The Action Game "Apano Sin" forAmiga! The game contains 6 worlds that require cleaning of Aliens and crazy machines. For this purpose the player has multiple weapins at thier disposal. Additional power-ups can be gained during the game. Once you master the first 6 Worlds then you make your way to the Aliens homeworld, APANO SIN for the final showdown. Within Germany the game can be ordered from the Titlelink. For all other users a website is being constructed that will allow online orders with a credit card. The game will of course also be available at Amiga dealers. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Andeas Magerl via eMail


Amiga Future News
At the Amiga Future website is a convention report from Neuss (German). It is a preview of the report due in issure 26. In "Aktion" is the list of the raffle winners. The pages of the Amiga Future have changed. A "Gimmicks" page has been added that will be expanded upon in the near future. There is also now a "yellow" and "red" area. The yellow area concerns up-to-date information pertaining to this or the next issue. Red contains infomation pertaining to the website itself. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Carsten Schröder via eMail


Amiga SDK without Linux Distrtibution / Download from the Internet
Amiga SDK ohne Linux-Distribution / Download aus dem Internet Contrary to earlier reports, the Amiga SDK kit does not contain a Linux distribution, eventhough it is required for its use. The recommended version of RedHat 6.1 is available for free download . You can find a list of mirrors here. A few developers have succesfully gotten the SDK to run on other Linux distributions. Amiga Inc. is considering supporting these. Also, a less expensive student version is being looked at. The regular price is 250DM and it requires an x86 PC. The SDK can be ordered through Amiga distributors. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
AMIGALAND im ANF


AmigaLAND: Our Experiences at the Convention in Neuss
AMIGALAND has in a picture report given us a refreshing look into the future from a distributors viewpoint. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
KatoDev im ANF


Melody 1200 PRO available shortly
The high-end sound card for the A1200 is within the next 4 weeks available once again. We are expecting the shipment any day now.Those that would like a Melody 1200 PRO should act quickly. The current production run is almost entirely sold. Another production run will not be possible for a while due to problems with the divilery of the required parts. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Suite101.com


John Chandler Phoenix Update
For his monthly article John has focused on the Phoenix Consortium. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Hudeèek Petr via eMail


AmigaMax Crew
Visit thier Site and send them your list of PC games you would like to see ported to Amiga. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Brad Webb via eMail


Amiga Update Newsletter from Brad Webb
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         "SO THE WORLD MAY KNOW"         ||        News Source)
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        AMIGA and the Amiga logo are trademarks of Amiga, Inc.
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            L A T E S T   E X E C U T I V E   U P D A T E

           S O F T W A R E   D E V E L O P E R S '   K I T

     O F F I C I A L   S D K   L A U N C H   I N   G E R M A N Y

               A M I G A   -   E Y E T E C H   D E A L

       T A O   J A V A   G E T S   S U N ' S   B L E S S I N G

      D E S K T O P . C O M   H A S   A M I G A   B A C K I N G

            A M I W E S T   E X H I B I T O R S   L I S T

         M C E W E N   T O   S P E A K   A T   A M I W E S T

          A 2 K   C E L E B R A T I O N   C A N C E L L E D

            A A A   A W A R D S   A N N O U N C E M E N T

      A L I E N   N A T I O N S   C O M I N G   T O   A M I G A

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

              R E L E A S E S   F R O M   A P C & T C P

                T X T 2 P D F   N E W   V E R S I O N

Editor's Thoughts and Introduction:
 Lots of interesting news from Amiga this time around. We have the
latest Executive Update for you, in its entirety, as this didn't seem
to be long enough to force a synopsis. The breadth of Amiga's activi-
ties and the direction behind them look very encouraging to us so far.
 The folks behind Cybergraphx have a new version of their premier
Amiga graphics manager available. We don't have a story for you, as
they've not sent out press releases as far as we know, and they have
some pretty restrictive policies on their web site. Accordingly, we're
just going to let you know in this manner and suggest you check out
their web site if interested. Try http://www.vgr.com/v4/ for more de-
tails.
 We do have plenty of other good information for you below, including
a chance to get a free Amiga 2000 if you're so inclined. Read on!
 Brad Webb,
 Editor
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E-mail to the E-ditor:

Only one letter this time, but it's most interesting! Here it is:

"May 05, 2000

 We have an Amiga 2000 with an IBM bridgeboard, keyboard, assorted
software and don't know what to do with it, besides giving it to the
local Children's Museum for dismantling.

 Would you know any aficionados that would like to have this ma-
chine---------free of course.
 Pat"

 The generous person who wrote the above letter is Pat Hammond (we'll
break our rule about using correspondents' last names in this case to
give Pat proper credit). What we thought we'd do is collect requests
from readers who are interested in this machine, and who'll really use
it. We'll put all the names in an Amiga hat and pull one out. Then
we'll put that reader in contact with Pat by sending the reader's
e-mail address to Pat. By submitting your name to the drawing, you
agree to have us pass your name and e-mail on, of course. Then it's up
the reader and Pat to determine the best way to proceed from there.
 Sounds like a good plan to us, so drop us a line at

amigaupdate@globaldialog.com and we'll take it from there. We'll ac-
cept e-mails with "posted" dates up to midnight, Central Standard Time
(USA), June 30.
 Brad
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         L A T E S T   E X E C U T I V E   U P D A T E

 Executive Update May 30,2000

 Friends:

 Many people have been writing to me recently, reminding me that there
has been very little activity as far as site updates go. While this is
not intended as the official Executive Update, I just want to make
sure everyone knew that there has, in fact, been a great deal of ac-
tivity going on at Amiga since the Amiga 2k show in Saint Louis a few
months ago. As usual, there are things that we aren't ready to dis-
cuss, but never mistake our silence for being "asleep.

 Officially you can watch the Amiga.com site for the new Executive Up-
date, new developer and application information, as well as several
other updates which will be posted on June 3rd, 2000 {see below}.

 In the next Update, you can expect to see much more information and
details about our immediate plans than this message will have. While
we could have waited another week or so to post the next Update, I
thought the community needed to hear from us, to let you know what we
can at the moment, and to ask you to be patient, just a little bit
longer.

 One critical area that needs to be addressed right now today is the
Amiga name, trademarks, logos, and intellectual properties. Many of
you have sent me notes asking us to take action against those who are
making illegal copies of our software, using our name without permis-
sion, and the distributing our intellectual property without our
knowledge and consent.

 While this might seem negative for many, it is imperative that Amiga
properly and legally defend our trademarks and intellectual property.
To be blunt and to the point, if you are using the Amiga name, Amiga
logos, or distributing our intellectual property without a license,
you must cease and desist these actions immediately. Amiga Incorpo-
rated owns the aforementioned items and all rights contained therein.

 We understand that many of you have worked very hard to maintain a
community, the spirit, and all we know Amiga as today. Unfortunately,
there are many people, sites, and even companies out there who are us-
ing the Amiga name in a detrimental fashion, and in negative ways.
Some have even sought to use the Amiga name to further their own goals
and products. Because of this and because international trademark laws
mandate it, we must make sure that anyone using our name, logos, or
trademarks in any fashion is properly licensed by us.

 Okay, now that we've said that, here's the Amiga SDK (Software
Developers' Kit)!

 On April 1st, 2000, at the Amiga 2k show, Amiga Inc. announced the
developer box and our partnership with the TAO group in England. To be
quite honest, the number of developers who approached us at the show
and shortly thereafter wanting to purchase the Software Development
Kit (SDK) separately from the hardware to run on your own machines
took us completely by surprise.

 Well, we listened and in only a few days will be releasing to manu-
facture the new Amiga SDK.

 More information will be on the site the weekend of June 3rd.

 Please note that the SDK will sell for $99 U.S.. The SDK will be
available from your Amiga retailer, and other sources soon-to-be an-
nounced.

 Things really are happening at Amiga, there are new applications, new
employees, new partnerships, and new products.

 The year 2000 truly is going to be a very exciting time. I look for-
ward to meeting with many of you over the coming months at the differ-
ent trade shows, different events, by phone, by fax, and by e-mail. I
can promise you that with the release of the SDK you'll begin to see
Amiga get much more aggressive and move much faster towards the fu-
ture.

 Thank you again for your continued support, and make sure to check
the Amiga.com site the weekend of June 3rd.

 Sincerely,
Bill McEwen, and the rest of the Amiga team.
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         S O F T W A R E   D E V E L O P E R S '   K I T

June 3, 2000, Snoqualmie, WA - Amiga announces the release of the
Amiga Software Developers Kit, the first new product to introduce the
next generation Amiga platform.

 The Amiga Software Developers Kit provides the initial tools and ex-
amples for developers to create exciting multi-media content for mul-
tiple devices and computing environments. The unique strength of the
New Amiga comes from the partnership with the Tao Group in Reading En-
gland providing a foundation where developers are able to take advan-
tage of a ubiquitous computing environment.

 In 1984 Amiga established what is know today as multi-media. As a re-
sult of this, Amiga systems are used around the world by leading film
studios, animators, and in mission critical applications. Using this
as the foundation, the Amiga is moving forward by creating multi-media
for numerous devices and computing environments in the home, in the
office and beyond.

 The Amiga OS is capable of being self-hosted, and sitting on top of
other operating systems. A single application is capable of running on
X86, Power PC, M.core, ARM, StrongArm, MIPs, SH3/4, and others. In a
hosted environment the new Amiga runs on versions of Linux, Windows
95,98/NT, Windows CE, OS/9, QNX4, and others to be announced.

 The new OS also embraces the Java language in a new, powerful and
compliant way. The intent Java Technology Edition from Tao is world
renowned for its speed and compact execution of Java applications.
With the new environment, developers will be able to take advantage of
both Java, and portable assembler coding.

 "Today we take the first step towards the future," said Bill McEwen,
President/CEO of Amiga, Inc. "The new Amiga SDK provides an envi-
ronment where the best developers in the world can build exciting ap-
plications, that can transcend hardware limitations. Today Amiga de-
velopers can be joined by Linux and Java developers in an environment
that provides the foundation for the delivery of future content."

 "Tao has been talking for some time now about our developments to
create Digital Heaven(TM) and we see Amiga and its community as a fun-
damental part of the new order that can make it happen and take an in-
dustry lead. With the sheer tenacity and the many qualities of McEwen
and his Amiga team, the world is going to see Amiga as a Premier Brand
for connected digital appliances," said Francis Charig Chairman of the
Tao-Group.

 For the developer, the new SDK creates a single environment that is
scalable from handheld devices, such as cell phones upwards New ver-
sions of the kit later in the year will introduce many new media fea-
tures. Both the current and future versions will enable compact, high
performance and robust media solutions to be used across a broad range
of devices using identical binaries..

 The New Amiga SDK is available through local retailers for $99.00,
and from the Amiga web site, Amazon.com and other sources available
soon. A version via a Japanese distributor will be announced shortly.

 About Amiga:
Amiga Incorporated is dedicated to creating a multi-media operating
environment, enabling developers and users to experience a new level
of enjoyment.

 As it was in the early 80s, Amiga is ready to introduce the next
level of computing.

 Trademarks
Amiga is a trademark of Amiga Inc.
intent(TM) is a trademark of Tao Group Ltd
Digital Heaven(TM) is a trademark of Tao Group Ltd
Linux(R) is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds
Windows(R) is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation
QNX is a registered trademark of QNX Software Systems Ltd
OS-9(R) is a registered trademark of the Microware Systems Corporation
NEC V850(R) is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation in the United
States and other countries
MIPS is a registered trademark and MIPS-based are trademarks of MIPS
Technologies, Inc.
ARM, and StrongARM are registered trademarks of ARM Limited
Motorola PowerPCTM and M-CoreTM are trademarks of Motorola, Inc
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     O F F I C I A L   S D K   L A U N C H   I N   G E R M A N Y

04 Jun 2000
Official World Launch of the NG-Amiga SDK

As Bill Mc Ewen confirmd with his last eMail, the official World
Launch of the new NG-Amiga SDK (software development kit) will be at
the big Amiga-Show in Neuss near Düsseldorf (Germany).
This show will take place the 10th an 11th of June in the Cityhall of
Neuss (so called Stadhalle Neuss) and about 20 exibithors of the
international AMIGA-market will present the latest stuff.

But the most important for the visitors will the the attendance of
Bill Mc Ewen who will for the first time present the new Amiga-system
and-concepts as well as make the brand new SDK available.

For further information please visit www.amiga-messe.de or write an
eMail to: a.goukassian@falke-verlag.de.
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            A M I G A   -   E Y E T E C H   D E A L

 June 6, 2000 - Snoqualmie, WA USA - Amiga Inc. of Snoqualmie, WA is
pleased to announce a strategic relationship with Eyetech Group Ltd.
of Stokesley, North Yorkshire, UK to manufacture the first release of
the Next Generation Amiga Development Machines and to distribute these
in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

 This will no doubt come as welcome news to the British Amiga commu-
nity who have long enjoyed an excellent relationship with Eyetech.

 Eyetech is well known as a leading supporter of Amiga - and the Amiga
Community - of great integrity. Eyetech's involvement in the Amiga
market dates back to 1993.

 Amiga and Eyetech both share a vision and strategy to re-establish
the next generation Amiga Operating Environment as the leading multi-
media hardware-independent delivery platform for the year 2000 and be-
yond. Both companies believe that this strategy will return Amiga to
its rightful position as a leader in multimedia computing, and thereby
redeliver the recognition and pride back to the loyal Amiga community
that has waved the flag over these last 15 years.

 Our relationship with long time company Chairman, Alan Redhouse,
proves that Eyetech has a firm belief in our product, our company, and
our community. Of particular interest to both Amiga and the community
is Eyetechs EZTower Mk5 which networks together - in a single tower
system - both an A1200 (with optional PPC/BVision) with a next genera-
tion Amiga Development Machine and the Amiga SDK. "The reputation of
Eyetech as well as their ability to offer such a high quality and
wide-ranging choice to the Amiga community in the form of both the EZ-
Tower Mk5 and the EZDev-Plus - Eyetech's stand-alone DevBox - is un-
precedented. We wholeheartedly support Alan and his team at Eyetech
and join the community in welcoming Eyetech to the Amiga future." said
Randall Hughes, Vice President Sales and Strategic Alliances at Amiga.

 Alan Redhouse commented: "I am delighted that Eyetech has been chosen
as Amiga's partner to help UK companies and individuals take advantage
of porting and developing applications under the new Amiga Operating
Environment. We will of course continue to service and support Classic
Amiga users Worldwide from the 5000 square feet (500 square meters) of
warehouse space dedicated to Amiga products here at our UK base.

 "The Classic Amiga also forms the basis of our Multimedia Presenta-
tion and Kiosk systems as its tightly integrated, purpose-designed
preemptive multitasking, multimedia-centric operating system allows us
to achieve levels of performance, reliability and cost-effectiveness
which cannot even be approached on a PC-based system. We are now look-
ing forward to developing new, high-performance multimedia products
around the new generation Amiga Operating Environment, as well as pro-
viding continued support for our existing commercial and leisure cus-
tomers."

 Eyetech's developer platforms for the new generation Amiga Operating
Environment will be officially released on 1st June 2000. The product
portfolio will include EZTower Mk 5 based integrated systems, upgrade
kits for existing EZTower users and the stand-alone EZDev-Plus system.
All systems will ship with Eyetech's 5-click Amiga - Linux networking
software, specially tailored for the new Amiga Operating Environment.

 For further details please contact:

 Randall P Hughes
VP Sales and Strategic Business Development
AMIGA INC. randy@amiga.com
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     T A O   J A V A   G E T S   S U N ' S   B L E S S I N G

JavaOneSM Conference, San Francisco, Ca. June 6th 2000 -- Tao Group
today announced that its multimedia system for enhancing JavaTM tech-
nology based applications, the intent, Java Technology Edition, has
been awarded Sun Authorized Virtual Machine status by passing Sun's
comprehensive PersonalJavaTM test suites.

 Over several years intent has been developed by Tao's engineering
team for use in connected devices in home and mobile networks. The em-
phasis has been on creating an open, comprehensive, customizable, com-
pact, fast and binary portable multimedia solution incorporating ad-
vanced capability in streaming audio and video. At its heart is Tao's
Sun Authorized Virtual Machine and libraries. Today, the software is
being deployed in a broad range of markets including digital games,
home networking, digital television, automotive and phones.

 "Tao's commitment to compatibility is key to furthering the adoption
of the Java platform in growing markets such as consumer digital ap-
pliances," said Curtis Sasaki, director of product marketing, Consumer
Technologies, Sun Microsystems. "Tao's compatible virtual machine and
libraries offer an impressive array of graphics capabilities to manu-
facturers developing devices requiring rich content for consumers."

 Bill McEwen, President of Amiga stated that "Amiga continues to sup-
port the world's most sophisticated, multimedia engineering and artis-
tic community. The New Amiga platform is built around the intent foun-
dation because only intent provides the infrastructure needed to meet
our market's expectations. Amiga will be a repository for a vast
amount of high value, intent-based multimedia content and we see com-
pliant Java-language applications running on Tao-based engines as a
fundamental component in making Amiga the de facto standard."

 "intent's advanced multimedia technologies in association with Java
technology gives Tao a unique and strong position in the consumer mar-
ket," stated Hiro Uchida, General Manager of Strategic Venture Manage-
ment Group, Sony Corporation.

 "There is a growing market demand for Java applications running on
ARM® core-based devices," said Andrew Cummins, Java Program Manager,
ARM. "Tao's solution for the ARM architecture provides our silicon and
systems partners with a highly effective multimedia component for the
next-generation of Java enabled devices targeting a wide range of ap-
plications including automotive, digital television and mobile commu-
nications solutions."

 Ray Burgess, Corporate Vice President of Motorola noted "Java tech-
nology is fast becoming a requirement in the imaging and entertainment
world. However, size and power limitations have often limited the ex-
perience of using Java software in consumer products. Tao's fully com-
pliant, accelerated Java engine will help us break through this limi-
tation and opens up a whole range of new opportunities for networked
Java devices."

 Mike Foss, Executive Manager for Hitachi Semiconductor, commented,
"Our support for Tao goes back some years. We are pleased that Tao's
multimedia Java technology support on the SH family of microprocessors
is both compliant and so exciting."

 Takeshi Shibamoto, Associate Director of Victor Co. of Japan [JVC],
remarked "I am delighted to see that Tao's wonderful technology is now
fully branded. We have been working with the team at Tao for some
years and are pleased that our belief in this world-class software has
been fully justified. I expect that Tao's software will have a major
presence in the consumer and professional space for many years."

 Hiroshi Saito, Director and General Manager at Fujitsu Aichi Engi-
neering stated that "Fujitsu AEL strongly endorses Tao's technology
because its Java and multimedia simply make it the best in its class."

 "Cadence Design Services and Tao are working closely together to
bring integrated technology and design service solutions, leveraging
Tao's intent JTE (Java Technology Edition) product, to the global em-
bedded market" said Brent Hudson, vice president and general manager
of Cadence's Wireless and Multimedia Design Group. "intent combines
superb performance with small memory footprint, and is ideally suited
to the rapidly growing digital TV market, an area in which we have
built significant expertise, and where Java compliance is a vital com-
ponent."

 "It's so good to be able to talk about a breakthrough technology that
really does provide what the market needs and also actually exists,"
said Tetsuya Hikino, Managing Director, NEC Electronics (UK) Limited,
"the capabilities of Tao's software are stunning and I'm sure it will
proliferate globally in Multimedia and Internet-based devices."

 According to Huw Price-Stephens, Technical Director at Yes Televi-
sion, a leading provider of interactive television products and ser-
vices, "Java compliance is a critical requirement to enable broadcast-
ers and content providers to guarantee interoperability across mul-
tiple platforms. Yes Television is a strong supporter of Java technol-
ogy and is pleased to be able to take advantage of Tao's unique and
compliant JVM implementation."

 Martyn Gilbert, Chief Executive of Amino Communications said, "While
Amino's hardware developments have revolutionized the way that custom
Internet appliances are now being created, Tao has achieved much the
same with its software media capabilities. We've looked at the market
very closely to make sure that we offer our customers the very best
from top to bottom, and Tao is so far advanced beyond any competition
that it requires a double take just to believe it!"

 "This announcement further establishes Java technology as the devel-
opment platform of choice for smart devices," stated Jaison Dolvane,
President and CEO of Espial. "Tao and Espial have been working to-
gether to provide a superior and comprehensive smart-device solution,
complete with multimedia capabilities, the Java language, a universal
service-management platform, core Internet applications and develop-
ment tools. Combined with Tao's superior multimedia and Java virtual
machine technologies, Espial will soon provide its customers with com-
plete and robust solutions for the TV, wireless, auto, gaming and In-
ternet-appliance markets."

 "By combining high performance with a small memory footprint, intent
addresses the demanding requirements of next-generation appliances
based on the QNX® 4 Realtime OS," said Linda Campbell, vice president
of strategic alliances at QNX Software Systems. "Together, QNX and in-
tent offer developers a solution that is at once reliable, open, and
media-rich."

 Mr. Norizaku Suzuki, President of ASCII Corporation in Japan said,
"ASCII helped sponsor this program and we've watched it develop with
great admiration. Tao's technology has so much value-add that's criti-
cal to the consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasters, operators
and consumers, and we believe the mass proliferation of intent is in-
evitable."

 Yasuhiro Kawashima, President of WebLogic, said, "We and Tao are
looking to further differentiate the wonderful intent Java multimedia
products with the introduction of WebLogic's value-added, hardware ac-
celeration. An inexpensive, super-fast and Java-compliant multimedia
solution is something everyone should be happy about."

 "We have had nothing but complete support from Sun. Its openness is
refreshing," said Francis Charig, Chairman of Tao Group. "I think the
model that they have developed, which encourages companies like Tao to
add value to their standard offerings, is very successful. Tao has
been able to add technologies to help with the binary portability, to
advance memory usage, to bring in new, high value, garbage collection
techniques and customization and many unique features while maintain-
ing the critical compatibility to the Java specification. Most sig-
nificant though is that we are driving forward the digital appliance
market utilizing high performance, multimedia Java based applica-
tions."
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      D E S K T O P . C O M   H A S   A M I G A   B A C K I N G

 June 5, 2000, JavaOne(SM) Conference, San Francisco - Espial, a mar-
ket leader in infrastructure software for the pervasive internet, to-
day unveiled Devicetop.com, an internet portal dedicated to Java (tm)
technology developers of Web content and application services for in-
ternet smart appliances. Devicetop.com is poised to become a premier
Internet destination for developers interested in extending their pro-
gramming skills from the PC desktop to post-PC devices.

 Devicetop.com is an initiative of Espial supported by Sun, Intel, Mo-
torola, Amiga, Tao Group, Internet Appliance Network (IAN), Pointbase,
Java Report, Dr. Dobb's, and JavaWorld.com (tm), to develop a vibrant
community of third-party developers focused on creating services for
smart devices. The Devicetop.com portal will be launched in conjunc-
tion with the JavaOne(SM) 2000 Developer Conference in San Francisco,
the premier global event for Java technology developers.

 According to a recent report from International Data Corporation
(IDC), the market for internet appliances is poised to explode over
the next several years. This market is expected to become an annual 55
million unit market and $15 billion market in the US by the year 2001.
By 2002, shipments of consumer internet appliances will exceed con-
sumer PC shipments. The internet appliance market includes handheld
PDAs, wireless smartphones, internet screenphones, web tablets, game
consoles, in-car computing, and interactive TV set-top boxes. The pre-
dicted explosion of the information appliance market and the Java
platform being viewed as the de facto standard for creating
third-party developer community and applications, means that a portal
such as Devicetop.com will serve as a catalyst for the growth of the
information appliance market.

 "The smart-device market is in a rapidly expanding stage, bringing
with it developments that promise to revolutionize the way we work and
communicate on a daily basis," states Mal Raddalgoda, senior director
of strategic marketing at Espial. "The opportunities for creating and
developing smart-device services are limitless and we want to help de-
velopers move quickly from the desktop to devices. The Devicetop.com
portal is the next step to achieving Espial's vision of universal ser-
vice management for smart devices where the combination of ser-
vice-enabled smart devices, the Internet, and a broad array of ser-
vices for devices will drive the deployment of a new generation of
telecommunication services."

 About Devicetop.com

 Devicetop.com is a premier web portal for developers of services for
smart-devices. Devicetop.com offers a hub for news, industry informa-
tion, discussion forums, technical tutorials, and software development
tools for developers to learn, communicate, and create web content and
application services. Devicetop.com provides developers with a global
marketing venue to showcase their services to leading consumer elec-
tronics manufacturers, ISPs and network operators.

 The Devicetop.com BMW Z3 Contest Giveaway

 Devicetop.com will be giving away a BMW Z3 Roadster to the developer
who uploads the best Java technology-based smart device application to
the Devicetop.com portal. The contest finalists will be determined by
a vote of the members of the Devicetop.com portal.

 Devicetop.com Partners

 The Devicetop.com Partner Program is a point of convergence for in-
dustry-leading companies that are focused on creating solutions for
the post-PC world. Sponsors of this initiative include Sun Microsys-
tems, Intel, Motorola, Amiga, Tao, Pointbase and IAN.

 "Every day more and more products are leveraging the power of the In-
ternet, moving us towards a world of millions of connected, smart
wireless devices," commented Farooq Butt, Strategic Business Develop-
ment manager of Motorola SPS. "Motorola's DigitalDNAÔ wireless soft-
ware and hardware solutions, coupled with Espial's innovative devel-
oper portal strategy, provide a great boost to developers everywhere
targeting the exploding Java technology-enabled smart wireless device
market."

 "We are very pleased to be a founding sponsor of Devicetop.com"
stated Francis Charig, chairman of Tao Group. "We believe that this
bold initiative will make significant contributions to the Information
appliance community. With the creation of the Devicetop.com portal,
Espial, Amiga and Tao Group are strongly committed to promoting the
development of interactive and multimedia content, applications and
solutions for smart devices."

 "Amiga, Inc. and the Amiga community are excited to be a part of De-
vicetop.com. Working with Espial and the Tao Group, we will unite the
Amiga and Java development community and leverage the broad talent
pool of Java technology developers who continue to lead the way in the
creation of innovative software products," commented Bill McEwen,
President and CEO, Amiga, Inc. "Amiga's involvement with this initia-
tive will leverage the wealth of content, and expertise build new,
highly innovative applications for the next generation Amiga plat-
form."

 "Our partnership with Espial for Devicetop.com marks the creation of
an exciting new virtual community for those developing applications
and services for smart devices," said Audrey Parma, President of IAN.
"Java technology is a key component in developing truly innovative
smart devices, allowing IAN's marketing solutions platform to remain
device agnostic. We are excited to be part of this initiative that of-
fers the potential for the development of the most promising device
services for the Internet appliance market."

 "There is a growing interest on the part of enterprises to deploy ap-
plications out onto Internet appliances and mobile wireless devices,"
said Bruce Scott, president and CEO, Pointbase. "All of these applica-
tions will require advanced data management and synchronization tech-
nology to meet the needs of users on a global scale. Our involvement
with Espial and Devicetop.com in this initiative will result in help-
ing developers create and deploy the cross-platform data management
facilities needed for the wave of distributed mobile applications we
see emerging over the next few years."

 Devicetop.com Media Partners

 The Devicetop.com Media Partner Program consists of best-of-breed me-
dia companies well positioned with high quality content to lead this
new era of Internet appliances. Media sponsorship in this initiative
allows us to leverage what we've learned by helping developers create
embedded products (including internet appliances) and apply that
knowledge to developing leading edge and valuable Java technology and
consumer device content.

 "As the first magazine to cover the Java language in serious depth,
and a long-time advocate of embedded technologies and the promise of
smart appliances, DDJ is excited to be a part of a program that en-
courages development between these two worlds."

 "As a member of this smart device service community, Java Report, in
conjunction with Espial, is dedicated to helping promote this forum as
a place for developers to learn, communicate, create, and provide ap-
plication services to the Internet appliance community," said Dwight
Deugo, editor-in-chief, Java Report. "Joining this initiative demon-
strates Java Report's dedication to contributing to the development
and deployment of enhanced smart devices."

 "Espial has taken on a missionary role in creating a long-term affin-
ity with the Java technology developer community. Community thrives
and prospers best based on access to in-depth technical information,"
said Carolyn Wong, editor-in-chief of JavaWorld.com. "Providing how-to
tutorials is what we do best and why we are contributing this value to
the growth of the development of Java technology-based applications
for devices."

 For more information on how to become part of the Strategic Partner
or Media Partner Programs, contact Jill Meloche, web marketing manager
for Devicetop.com, at jmeloche@espial.com or 613.230.4770 x141.

 Espial

 A market leader in infrastructure software for the pervasive Inter-
net, Espial offers a universal end-to-end service-management solution
for smart devices. This includes core applications and development
tools for device manufacturers like Espial Devicetop(tm), a ser-
vice-enabled platform, and Espial Escape(TM), the world's most ad-
vanced web browser. It also includes Espial DeviceServer(TM), a ser-
vice-management platform that allows service providers to deliver and
manage content and application services to a wide variety of smart de-
vices, including set-top boxes, screenphones, gaming consoles, smart
cars, and handheld devices. Visit www.espial.com.

 Espial products are supported on leading device operating systems and
Java virtual machine implementations from companies such as Microsoft
(NASDAQ: MSFT) - WinCE, Linux - Redhat (NASDAQ: RHAT), Symbian -
EPOC32, Wind River (NASDAQ: WIND) - VxWorks and pSOS, QNX - QNX 4 and
Neutrino, Microware (NASDAQ: MWAR) - OS9, Be - (NASDAQ: BEOS) - BEOS,
Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW) - Java platform, Tao Group -- intent
(tm) and Insignia (NASDAQ: INSGY) - Jeode.
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            A M I W E S T   E X H I B I T O R S   L I S T

15 May 2000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Preliminary list of exhibitors at AmiWest 2000 announced!

A prliminary list of companies and clubs that are either participating
in or exhibiting at AmiWest 2000 has been posted on our web page at
http://www.sacc.org/amiwest/

AmiWest 2000 is the west coast all Amiga show which is being produced
in Sacramento, California, at the popular Holiday Inn, Sacramento
NorthEast, 5321 Date Avenue Sacramento, CA 95841, on Saturday, July
29th and Sunday, July 30th, 2000.  The Holiday Inn venue proved to be
such a hit for last year's show that we are again holding it there.

Show times are Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

AmiWest is in it's third year and is the only all Amiga show produced
on the West Coast.  The show has proved very popular for Amiga enthu-
siasts in the Western United States.

This preliminary list of exhibitors includes AEMail, which produces an
email client for the Amiga; Amiga, Inc., the producers of the Amiga;
AntiGravity, which makes the BoXer; AudioLabs, producers of stunning
audio software for the Amiga; Compuquick Media Center, an Amiga dealer
coming all the way from Ohio; FWD Computing, selling CD-ROMS for the
Amiga; G & G Publications, producers of "The New Amigans" Amiga publi-
cation; Hyperion Entertainment Software, producing game software for
the Amiga; Merlanica Industries, another Amiga dealer coming from Ari-
zona; Nordic Global Inc., developers of the "Miami" and "Miami Deluxe"
TCP/IP stack software for the Amiga; Nova Designs, Inc., makers of
"ImageFX" (image processing software) and "Aladdin 4D" (3-D rendering
software); the Sacramento Amiga Computer Club (SACC); and the User
Group Network (UGN), the world-wide Amiga network of user groups which
will be conducting an IRC directly from the AmiWest 2000 show floor.

We are adding new exhibitors daily.  Watch our web site for the latest
updates.

If you are interested in exhibiting at AmiWest 2000, please submit the
form that is provided on our web page.  We need to know early who will
be exhibiting.  Booth sizes and pricing are now posted.  Special booth
pricing will be available for user groups.

In April at the A2K show in St.  Louis, the newly reorganized Amiga,
Inc announced many advances in the three short months since the pur-
chase of the Amiga by Amino (renamed Amiga, Inc.) from Gateway.  The
Amiga appears to have a new life that is definately on an upswing.
The new Amiga Corporation is headed by Bill McEwen who can be remem-
bered by participants at both AmiWest'98 and AmiWest'99 as a very en-
thusiastic supporter of the Amiga. Also part of the Amiga team are
long time Amigans Fleecy Moss and Petro Tyschtschenko.

Strategic alliances have been formed with such well known names in the
computing world as Tao-Group, Red Hat, and Corel.  In addition part-
nerships have been formed with well known Amiga companies such as
Haage & Partner, Hyperion, and Epic Marketing. All of these companies
will be producing software for the new Amigas.

After what has transpired in three months, four more months should
bring many more announcements from Amiga, Inc.  at AmiWest 2000.

You can learn more about AmiWest 2000 by accessing our web page at:

    http://www.sacc.org/amiwest/

This weekend event will again showcase the progress that IS the Amiga
Community.
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        M C E W E N   T O   S P E A K   A T   A M I W E S T

13 Jun 2000

AmiWest 2000 Banquet Speaker Announced!

Bill McEwen, President of Amiga, Inc., will be the guest speaker at
the AmiWest 2000 Banquet on Saturday Evening, July 29th.

Mr.  McEwen will speak on the progress made to date by the new Amiga,
Inc.  This includes the recent release of the Software Development
Kit that you will be able to purchase at the show from a number of our
vendors.

Banquet tickets must be purchased in advance and are $35 per plate.
They will NOT be sold on Friday nor Saturday due to the hotel needing
attendance figures for planning the banquet.  Seating is limited and
tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Admission to the show is:

    $ 8 (One Day Pass if paid in advance by July 15, 2000)
    $ 10 (One Day Pass at the door)
    $ 12 (Full Show Pass if paid in advance by July 15, 2000)
    $ 15 (Full Show Pass at the door)

A form for ordering tickets can be found on our web page at:

    http://www.sacc.org/amiwest/

In April at the A2K show in St.  Louis, the newly reorganized Amiga,
Inc announced many advances in the three short months since the pur-
chase of the Amiga by Amino (renamed Amiga, Inc.) from Gateway.  The
Amiga appears to have a new life that is definately on an upswing.
The new Amiga Corporation is headed by Bill McEwen who can be remem-
bered by participants at both AmiWest'98 and AmiWest'99 as a very en-
thusiastic supporter of the Amiga.

Strategic alliances have been formed with such well known names in the
computing world as Tao-Group, Red Hat, and Corel.  In addition part-
nerships have been formed with well known Amiga companies such as
Haage & Partner, Hyperion, and Epic Marketing. All of these companies
will be producing
software for the new Amigas.

John Zacharias, chairperson
AmiWest 2000
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          A 2 K   C E L E B R A T I O N   C A N C E L L E D

Atlanta, GA - May 15th, 2000 - A2K 15-year anniversary celebration
cancelled.

Amiga:2000 - Which one?  No, not the one in St. Louis; No, not
the one in Sacramento; No, not the World of Amiga show either; Nope,
not even the show in Canada or even Ohio.

The one that was supposed to be in Atlanta.  Confused?  You're
not alone.

Amiga2K, Amiga:2000, Amiga Y2k, A2k, A2000, and so on, were all nomen-
clatures to represent shows and events for this year.  It wasn't
coordinated in a fashion that allowed the public to easily identify
which show was what.  Toss in the mass amount of havoc over the last
year of who owned the rights to Amiga, what vapor were supposed to be
released, what shows they were going to be at, etc., and you have a
terrible mess.

Even though we announced first, and made it clear to other show orga-
nizers and to Amiga themselves, it was to no avail.  Unfortunately,
other shows scheduled within days of ours, even with our announcement
showing our dates -long- before others shows were starting to get or-
ganized.  This caused vendors and attendees to have to choose between
yearly shows or our once-in-a-lifetime show.  To further complicate
things, some people thought that the show was to be last year and con-
fused it with AmiWest'99. Add one more source of chaos when Amiga, Inc
(the current incarnation),removed all references of this show from
their shows list on their web page. Without their support or vendor
support and confusion of shows dividing the support from the Amiga
community, it made a show of this caliber impossible.

We'd like to thank all of those kind souls that put our banner on
their web pages.  Special thanks goes to those who were working with
us to try to make the financial situation work, up to wanting to do-
nate their own money with ours to make it happen, unfortunately it
wasn't enough.  Great thanks and appreciation go to those who said
that they were going to attend and bring their memories and special
items to show.
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            A A A   A W A R D S   A N N O U N C E M E N T

Stockholm, Sweden - Sunday, May 14, 2000.

The 1999 USA AAA Awards were presented at the Amiga 2k show in St.
Louis, April 1-2 2000. The first USA AAA Awards went to Kermit Woodall
(Community)and SoftLogik Publishing (Product). Please accept our sin-
cere apologies for this late announcement.

We hope to provide you with photo coverage of the event soon, avail-
able at www.aaa-awards.org/winners/1999.php.

The Community award

The AAA Award USA - Community 1999 went to Kermit Woodall of Nova De-
sign. He was selected the greatest 1999 US Amiga personality by the US
Amiga community in the public voting.
The motivation given was:

     "For being an inspiration to the US Amiga community, with never
     failing commitment, by attending shows, involvement in
     initiatives such as ICOA and the AAC, and always giving
     appreciated support to the community and dealers."

The Product Award

This year also marked the launching of the first Product awards. The
AAA Award USA - Product 1999 went to SoftLogik Publishing, represented
by owner Deron Kazmaier. Their DTP package PageStream 4 was selected
the best US Amiga product!
The exact motivation given by the jury was:

     "Best product released for the Amiga, and certainly the best
     publishing package available in it's price performance class.
     SoftLogik has been a rock in the Amiga community, developing good
     products like PageStream for many years. It is without doubt that
     Amiga would not be able to hold even the position it does today,
     without products like PageStream 4."

Still to come...

...is the AAA Award International, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom!
Please check our homepage www.aaa-awards.org for up-to-date informa-
tion on where & when.

Acknowledgements

The AAA Awards are organized by ACG's AAA Awards Committee in
co-operation with AMIGA, Amiga-St. Louis, AmigaSOC, Amiga Users Club
of Spain, Cloanto and Gateway Amiga Club.
The AAA Awards are copyright © 1997-2000 Amiga Computer Group.
The AAA Awards logo is copyright © 1997 Amiga Computer Group and Björn
Hagström.
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      A L I E N   N A T I O N S   C O M I N G   T O   A M I G A

07-May-2000

Titan and Hyperion are pleased to announce that they will be bringing
"Alien Nations" ("Die Völker") to the Amiga after Titan succesfully
negotiated a license for an Amiga port from the Austrian developer Jo-
wood

Alien Nations is a real-time strategy game in the vein of "The Set-
tlers", which was enthusiastically received by the German speaking
public and press. The game is set on an alien planet inhabited by
three very distinct races: the Pimmons, the Amazons and the Sajikis
and features campaigns consisting of 10 single player missions per
race, set against a giant 3D back-drop. Resource-management, diplo-
macy, research, commerce and battle are key to success. The Amiga ver-
sion will most likely require a graphics card and will support PPC ac-
celerators through WarpOS although the feasibility of a 68060 version
will be examined. Optional 3D acceleration will be supported through
Warp3D. Release is expected during Q3 of 2000.

"We are very pleased to be able to extend our Amiga line-up to include
a RTS-game.", says Ben Hermans, managing partner of Hyperion. "With
this deal, our relationship with Titan has entered a new stage, with
Titan acquiring the license for Mac and Amiga and Hyperion doing the
actual Amiga port. It's a model we hope to repeat in the future."

More information on Alien Nations coming soon.
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        U P D A T E   O N   " A M I G A   S U R V I V O R "

9 June, 2000

 Crystal Software and Electronics took over Amiga Survivor magazine in
good  faith  We had hoped that Amiga companies, distributors and Amiga
themselves  would take an interest in a magazine with hundreds of sub-
scribers and  potentially thousands of readers.
 I was so saddened by the lack of response from businesses that I
considered pulling out of the Amiga market, but the reaction from
eaders has been absolutely tremendous. I want to thank all the exist-
ing and new  readers for your wonderful support.
 Anyone can produce a tatty magazine and sell it for nothing. Anyone
can  claim to have thousands of readers. The commitment of CS&E to
high quality  goods means that we have decided to delay Amiga Survivor
until August in an  attempt to secure some other sources of support
for the magazine to run as an independent publication. 40 pages on A5
have been produced for the first issue but it will not be published
without any support. If the Amiga community wants an independent maga-
zine then it has to support those who are doing their best to deliver.
We could of course just fill it with CS&E adverts but that is not the
aim of Amiga Survivor and its crew. The magazine was sold to us in the
first place due to the financial burden on the original editor/owner.
 Companies are advised that they can send review items to the usual
CS&E address and can get in touch to distribute or advertise from as
little asJune 11, 2000 £95 per page inclusive of VAT and a free AS sub-
scription.
     I apologise to our readers for the delay.

 David Connolly
 Managing Director
 Crystal Software and Electronics Ltd
  7200 The Quorum, Oxford Business Park, Oxford, OX4 2JZ, UK
 Tel: +44 (0) 1865 481 421
 Fax: +44 (0) 1865 481 482
 http://www.CSandE.co.uk
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            R E L E A S E S   F R O M   A P C & T C P

27 May 2000

At the Amiga-show in Neuss (Germany, held weekend of June 10) APC&TCP
release again a cd-rom for Amiga with the Name Faces of Mars 2001:

fom2001 is the cd-rom collection of the Faces of Mars-pd-series. The
best of the over 500 disks can be found on this shareware-CD-ROM. All
programms are tested under OS 3.5. The games, programms, pictures,
animations, mods and texts can be found in these main-drawers: 1982
(classic games), Babylon 5, Esotherik, Fantasy, FOM, Games, History,
Jokes, Mathematics, Misc, Science, Science Fiction, Space, Star Trek
and Star Wars.

Beside that there will be several bonus programms for internet-users
like a free email-address, link to the personal homepage, discus-
sion-group and The Portal, a starting point for the web, including,
email, search-engine, webcards and e-commerce.

Also are two audio-tracks included: fom2001 and They came from Outer
Space!

More Infos on our Homepage http://www.apc-tcp.de or Andreas@apc-tcp.de

Also at the show in Neuss (germany) release APC&TCP the new CD-ROM
"The Scene Archives 10". You can order by APC&TCP or your local
dealer. A uncomplete list from dealers in your country found you on
our homepage in
"dealer".

Welcome to Volume #10 of "The Scene Archives".
This Volume contains Disks 8951 to 9750 "The Scene Archives" collec-
tion.
There are myriads of including the follow categories:

Animations
Dentros/Demos
Digis
Intros
Maagazines
Menus
Miscellaneous
Music Demos
Demo Packs
Slideshows
Trackmos
Now Includes "Scene Archives Search Utility" (SASU), to make "The
Scene Archives" even easier to use.

Finally, APC&TCP release at teh Amiga-Show in germany (10. Juni 2000)
the new Amiga Arena CD-ROM:

Homepages:
ADM, Ahi, Amiga Aktuell, AmigaAMP, AmigaOS, Amiga Times, Assampler,
Audie, Battle, AmiElulators, Eric, FreeCiv, Frogger, FDA, GeoWorld,
Greatkartei, HPMono poly, Homebanking, Homeland, ImageEngine, Mad-
house, MantaSoft, MT Rechnung III, MUIbase, Muscarine, OnysSoft, Photo
Album, Stargate Software und viele ande
re.

special-Price:
CD Cat, Cybershow, Fiasco, GeoWorld, Greatkartei, Homebanking, MUI-
base, Musicman, NewsCoaster, Photo Album, WHD Load.

fullversion
AQuix, Bombsquare, Classic Racer, Doktor, Eric - Legend of the Elves,
FreeCiv, Guardian, HBMonoploy, James Bond, Light Rider, Matrix Hunter,
Muscarine, Othello, Parrot Island, SimplePac, WBsteroids, Wizards,
Wiz, Ziriax (UAE Version), Amiga World, BlackIRC, Conventor, Geometry,
MT Rechnung III, Multifax, MulitermKIT, OnyxBase, VorwahlenGUI, An-
imFX, Frogger, Perfect Paint, PicFX, PPT, Serial Paint, SoftCinema,
AmiEmulators, Assampler, AHI, AmigaAMP, Birdie Prefs, IconCopy, Mad-
house, Pic2Icon, Scalos, ShowAmiga96, SimpleClock, Simplefind, Simple-
HTML, Textloader, Textloader NG.
Alle Programme sind mit ausdrücklicher Genehmigung der Entwickler auf
der CD Rom vertreten!

Homepages: 125 MByte
Sonderpreise: 12 MByte
Vollversionen: 67 MByte
Classic Scene Demos 82 MByte
Demoversionen 82 MByte

The CD-ROM need_
Amiga mitAGA, AmigaOS 3.0 und 68020 Prozessor mit 2 MByte ChipRAM oder
besser.

The new "Digital Make-Up CD" is an add-on-cd sorted by themes, with
tools and utilities for embellishing and tuning the AmigaOs.
There are not only assambled powerful tools, which speed up the Ami-
gaOs and simplify the daily work - there is a lot of graphic material
for the normaly grey looking Workbench, too.
Additional, there is software to realise speech issue.
Naturally, appropriate Speech- and Soundsamples in different kinds of
formats you can find there too.Lots of datatypes, actual librarys,
modern types, new commands for the C-drawer and innumerable  other
systemextensions will bring any Amigasystem onto the right way. New
fantastic screensavers, many iconsets for the newiconsystem or brand
new glowicons will give the workbench a modern look.
You can find partly unpublished software for the first time on this
CD-ROM.
For the new AmigaOs 3.5 we create a new extra-drawer where you can
find the latest tools for the actual version.
One doubleclick onto "Quickstart" and already you will be right in the
middle  - into the "Digital Make-Up CD" !
The  "Digital Make-Up CD" is optimized for AmigaOs 3.0 up to 3.5.
The mainpart of the software on this CD-ROM can be started directly.

Requirements:
Any Amiga with 68020-Processor, 2 MByte ChipRAM, Harddisk,
CD-ROM-drive, AmigaOS 2.05

APC&TCP
Postfach 83
D-83236 übersee
Andreas@apc-tcp.de
http://www.amigafuture.de
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              T X T 2 P D F   N E W   V E R S I O N

29 May 2000

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14.Jun.2000
Andreas Magerl via eMail


Amiga Future Questionaire
At the Amiga Future website there is a questionaire as a complemt to issue 25, which includes a raffel. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Pär Boberg via eMail


Famous Amiga uses
Pär Boberg has updated his list of famous Amiga uses. This list contains info about what fils, people, companies used Amiga`s in thier projects. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
John Zacharias via eMail


AmiWest 2000 Press Release 4
On July 29th and 30th in Sacremento the Amiwest 2000 will be held. Bill McEwen will be a special guest and report on the devepoments and the SDK:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AmiWest 2000 Banquet Speaker Announced!

Bill McEwen, President of Amiga, Inc., will be the guest speaker at the
AmiWest 2000 Banquet on Saturday Evening, July 29th.

Mr. McEwen will speak on the progress made to date by the new Amiga,
Inc.  This includes the recent release of the Software Development
Kit that you will be able to purchase at the show from a number of our
vendors.

Banquet tickets must be purchased in advance and are $35 per plate.  They
will NOT be sold on Friday nor Saturday due to the hotel needing attendance
figures for planning the banquet.  Seating is limited and tickets are
available on a first come, first served basis.

Admission to the show is:

    $ 8 (One Day Pass if paid in advance by July 15, 2000)
    $ 10 (One Day Pass at the door)
    $ 12 (Full Show Pass if paid in advance by July 15, 2000)
    $ 15 (Full Show Pass at the door)

A form for ordering tickets can be found on our web page at:

    http://www.sacc.org/amiwest/

In April at the A2K show in St.  Louis, the newly reorganized Amiga, Inc
announced many advances in the three short months since the purchase of the
Amiga by Amino (renamed Amiga, Inc.) from Gateway.  The Amiga appears to
have a new life that is definately on an upswing.  The new Amiga Corporation
is headed by Bill McEwen who can be remembered by participants at both
AmiWest'98 and AmiWest'99 as a very enthusiastic supporter of the Amiga.

Strategic alliances have been formed with such well known names in the
computing world as Tao-Group, Red Hat, and Corel.  In addition partnerships
have been formed with well known Amiga companies such as Haage & Partner,
Hyperion, and Epic Marketing. All of these companies will be producing
software for the new Amigas.

After what has transpired in three months, four more months should bring
many more announcements from Amiga, Inc.  at AmiWest 2000.  Already
announcements were made this month (June) of the availability of the
Software Development Kit (SDK) for the new Amigas.  The SDK is being sold
by many Amiga retailers for $99.  A number of these retailers will be
exhibiting at AmiWest 2000.

AmiWest 2000 is the west coast all Amiga show which is being produced in
Sacramento, California, at the popular Holiday Inn, Sacramento NorthEast,
5321 Date Avenue Sacramento, CA 95841, on Saturday, July 29th and Sunday,
July 30th, 2000.  The Holiday Inn venue proved to be such a hit for last
year's show that we are again holding it there.

Show times are Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

AmiWest is in it's third year and is the only all Amiga show produced on
the West Coast.  The show has proved very popular for Amiga enthusiasts in
the Western United States.

You can learn more about AmiWest 2000 by accessing our web page at:

    http://www.sacc.org/amiwest/

This weekend event will again showcase the progress that IS the Amiga
Community.

John Zacharias, chairperson
AmiWest 2000
jzachar@calweb.com
http://www.sacc.org/amiwest/
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14.Jun.2000
amiga.org


Iomega now with Amiga Support
The manufacturer of the Zip and Jaz drives now includes the Amiga in thier List of supported operating systems. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Dennis "Hurrican" Pauler


A few more pictures from the Convention
Here more pictures of the World of Alternatives 2000 on the Virtual Dimensions website. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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14.Jun.2000
Achim Stegemann at ANF


Digital Almanac III News
First the good news:
The Binaries of Digital Almanac are basically finished. Against my previous assessment DA III will run on an 020 without an FPU. So now, Amigans with low-end hardware can run it.
The not-so-good news:
Because of unforseen private problems, it will be a while before I can release it. Sometime mid-end of July. I ask the Beta-testers to please be patient. Pre-orders however can be taken. Of course no payment is required. An email to me is sufficient. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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13.Jun.2000
Tom Neidhardt on ANF


Important for all EASys customers!
Dear customers, this is an important note to all "old" and "new" Easyans:
On the installation of the system, the following broken entries in the User-Startup might lead to severe problems: Especially Turboprint and some MUI installations seem to have User-Startup entries that do start with ;BEGIN TurboPrint but don't have an ;END TurboPrint. This is not in line with the Commodore Amiga Style Guide and, in the current implementation of the Installer script, does lead to an error that leaves the new startup prodcedure of the system unstable. This can be fixed as follows:
Systems already installed are best uninstalled with help of the Deinstall script from the CD, rebooted, and their S:User-Startup modified according to the above. Then, a new installation should work. Upon first install, do the modifications to the S:User-Startup first. Ideally, every program installed should have an entry like this (replace [Program] with the according program's name):

;BEGIN [Program]
...assignments and commands...
;END [Program]

I want to say sorry for the trouble this might have caused! Please regard the note in the installation guide that installations to PFS boot partitions leads to startup problems due to bugs in PFS. A temporal installation to a FFS copy of the boot partition and copying back the files afterwards helps in this case. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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13.Jun.2000
Jean Holzammer on ANF


Rebol/View available for Amiga!
For over a week, the public beta 4.1 version of Rebol/View for AmigaOS is available for download. Rebol/View is a variant of the Rebol scripting language, which also offers commands for creating graphical user interfaces. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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13.Jun.2000
Michael Ufer on ANF


Petition to Village Tronic
Since Village Tronic (VT) has canceled production of the Picasso IV for some time already, and doesn't give hard information if and when defective PIVs will be repaired in the near future (since one of the important persons so far managing the VT repair service has quit), Paul Qureshi from the Picasso mailing list initiated a petition. The votes collected will be presented to VT to motivate them to release documentation, so companies volunteering to repair PIVs can do so.

You can place your vote at the following links:

http://www.mc68k.btinternet.co.uk/vt

http://www.envy.nu/amimojo

http://www.fortunecity.co.uk/skyscraper/memory/363

If all links should fail, you can send an e-mail to the initiator of this petition: Paul.Qureshi@btinternet.com. All PIV users should participate, since only this way you could get VT moving. So far, there have been less than 200 votes. If you consider there are over 500 pre-orders for the Paraglide 3D add-on, that's not much :-(. What's a functional Paraglide worth if your Picasso IV doesn't work anymore... (unk) (Translation: unk)

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13.Jun.2000
Oliver Gantert on ANF


FreeCraft Amiga port?
Is already somebody working on a port of the OpenSource project "FreeCraft"? I could save myself the trouble then... please mail me! (unk) (Translation: unk)

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13.Jun.2000
Stefan Falk by e-mail


Amiga Extreme is back
After a prolonged break, "Amiga Extreme" (news service by Stefan Falk) is back online with a redesigned website. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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13.Jun.2000
Frank Leyendecker by e-mail


Turboland - Tracker's Paradise
The Turboland is a support site for tracker composers of the Techno, Trance, House etc. families (primarily Amiga :-). Originally, it was meant to introduce the mailbox going under the same name, but meanwhile grew to a parallel project with several support acts, like Techno Overdose, DJ Alle, Thunder, Ravebusters, Blaster One, ...

Moreover with a nice collection of Techno-, Trance- and House modules in various tracker formats. Besides, we are always looking for new composers. :-) (unk) (Translation: unk)

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13.Jun.2000
Richard H. Poser by e-mail


AmigAIM BETA version 0.9365 available
Author's note: This version might be buggy yet.
Download: AmigAIM_BETA.lha (unk) (Translation: unk)

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13.Jun.2000
CD32-Allianz by e-mail


AmigaSDK - Program Overview
If there should ever be a successor to the CD32 is depending solely on if the new Amigas appear or not. At the Amiga show in Neuss, the AmigaSDK (Software Devlopment Kit) has been presented to the public for the first time, and was available for purchase. Now, we want to do our part to make the AmigaSDK and the new Amiga a success, and so we decided to offer an AmigaSDK Program Overview. We took the PPC Program Overview maintained by Carsten Schröder as a model.

We now call upon developers owning the AmigaSDK (and developing with it) to tell us which project they work upon, which game they are porting or what kind of new software they work upon. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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13.Jun.2000
Thomas Steiding by e-mail


Epic News
"Foundation: The undiscovered Land", the Foundation mission CD, is now available. It can be ordered from your Amiga dealer or the Weltbild Verlag. The CD requires the "Directors Cut" or the original "Foundation". More information can be gathered from the Products section of our homepage.

Important note: As we heard, there are some black sheep among the Amiga retailers, which also sell our products as pirate copies. If you should have purchased a CD that was not properly manufactured (printed cover, silver CD and cellophane covering), please report to support@epic-marketing.de. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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13.Jun.2000
Stefan Sommerfeld by e-mail


FGN: SoF Heads to Amiga
As already mentioned in our news and show report, Hyperion Software will port the successful PC game "Soldier of Fortune" by Raven to Amiga and Mac. Interesting is that this is even noted on FGN. The opinions of several FGN readers are also interesting. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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12.Jun.2000



SDK presentation report - part two
Read under the title link the second part of Martin Baute's report about the introduction of the Amiga Software Developer's Kit by Bill McEwen. This report is written in German (an English translation will follow) but contains parts of the original English spoken sound recording. Martin has taken some photos of this presentation. part 1 of the report (English)

Update: (15.06.2000, mj)
Now you can read Martin Baute's entire report about the presentation of Amiga SDK in English. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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12.Jun.2000



World of Alternatives Gleanings (Update)
Under the titlelink you will find a detailed report from the fair in Neuss, Germany and every relevant link to further reports and pictures. (German only, translations will follow).

Update: (24.06.2000, mj)
I appologize for the much too long delay, but here it is. The English translation of Petra Struck's "World of Alternatives Gleanings":

Further amiga-news.de links

Pictures by Petra Struck from the first day
Pictures by Petra Struck from the second day
Report part one by Martin Baute (SDK presentation)
Report part two by Martin Baute
Pictures by Martin Baute from the presentation
Pictures by Martin Baute from the show

Extern links for reports and pictures

Marcus Neervoort Pictures
Fun Time World Report and Pictures - 1. day
Fun Time World SDK presentation
Fun Time World Report and Pictures - 2. day
playamiga.de Messebericht mit Bildern
Amiga-Online Pictures
Haujobb/Cyclone Zip file - 3,4 MB
kultpower.de Pictures
Amiga Times Show report
SalvaShow pictures - 1. day
Virtual Dimension Show pictures
Fun Time World Report by Sebastian Brylka
Fun Time World Report by Sascha Atrops
AMIGALAND Reporting pictures
Amiga Future Show report

World of Alternatives Gleanings
Autor: Petra Struck

Bill McEwen's presentation of the new AMIGA Software Developer's Kit (in short SDK) has made the Amiga/Atari show "World of Alternatives" from 10 Jun to 11Jun 2000 a milestone in the never ending history of AMIGA. You can find details of the presentation inside Martin Baute's report about this event.

Before I'll go on describing the highlights of the show I would like to tell everybody, that I personally liked the show well. It was stamped by private, not to say familiar vibes, and the nice time they had at the show was written on the attendants' faces. All in all about 3.200 user came to this fair, whereas I was astonished that many attendants from the neighboring countries partly had taken very long times of travelling to come to the show. On saturday there was a remarkable bigger number of visitors than on sunday due to the presence ob Bill, and his presentation of the AmigaSDK. The fair was held inside the emotive premises of the townhall of Neuss providing a pleasing private ambience. The neighboring Droint hotel surpassing provided the show attendants with drinks and food, but admitedly I was missing Petro's tasty sausages. ;-)

For the first time amiga-news.de had a booth on its own. From our editorial were Marin Baute, Dirk Bayens, Christoph Dietz, Ruediger Engel, Martina Jacobs, Rolf Tingler an me present at the fair. Nico Barbat and Felix Schwarz were at the show too, but of course were very busy at their own booths (Falke-Verlag and fxPaint). It was a wonderfull experience for me to get in contact with the audience so close. We had a lot of dialouges and found good suggestions whereof we sure will set into action one or the other. I would like to say thank you for all the compliments we recieved for our sites. Our lottery, whereupon Petro has done the drawing of lots, was a real highlight, and fully a success. Petro gave away an Amiga Software Developer's Kit as additional prize. :-)

You can have a look at the winners list here. The prizes will be send directly from the sponsors to the respective winner within the following days. At instance I would like to thank Petro and all the sponsors very much again!

I would like to tell you about my dialouge with Gerald Carda from Phase 5 befor I start to report about the fair. I was surprised to meet him at the show, and took this in advantage to ask him some questions. Mr. Carda assured to me, that every user will get back his hardware sent in for repair at Phase 5. If he has pieces available or could raise some, he will send in repaired boards, otherwise he will send in the hardware unrepaired. Queries at that time are only possible via Fax # +49 6171/58 37 89. We also asked, if and how DCE, who took over large part of the production, will provide the entire drivers via FTP again. According to Mr. Carda those files, and all the technical documents are at disposal to DCE.
Mr. Carda will continue this job as possible under the given circumstances and I wish him good success for that. Phase 5 already unpupated as "skipjack" in the past, and I hope this will happen again, for so users who did prepayment might get satisfyed eventually.

Let's now pass the exhibitors in alphabetical order to make it more easy.

Amiga International was represented by Bill McEwen and Petro Tyschtschenko. As metioned befor Bill introduced the new Amiga Software Developer's Kit, and Petro cared for his "community" in his allover favoured manner.

Amiga Club *AC# and amiga-news.de shared their common booth with Airbrush Paradise Tingler. This way we had three attractions at one central point. The user could leave their mouse or other parts of thier computer at the airbrushing artist Rolf Tingler, and in the meanwhile talk about questions all about Amiga next-door. As usual there were many experts from Amiga-Club on site. Many smaller and bigger problems could bet worked out, and many questions were answered. The clubmember Dr. Zarkov presented his in the meantime famous self-made Amiga laptop, which earned a lot of admiration.

APC & TCP, the computer club and software distributor had smashing CDs to offer, as every time. New on the list were the following CDs: Amiga Arena CD, the Amiga Game Guide, Digital Makeup and Face of Mars 2000. Further the users could by ahead many interesstig games.

Cool bits, distributor from Cologne who also repairs Amiga computers had his own booth at the show where useres could by ahead hardware and software (e.g. Irseesoft). The same at DreiEinHalb-Computer.

At Epic Marketing Paul Burkey was guest who presented his new mission CDs Foundation: The Undiscovered Land and Foundation Gold Edition and authographed the CDs if wanted.

At Eternity users were able to watch the impressing intro of Tales of Tamar. I got to know the entire team of T.o.T.. Martin Wolf, idea, concept, programming; Daniel Bindel, at this time intensively paying attention to the programming of animations; Markus Holler from Virtual Dimension, responsible for the felicitous soundtrack, and Patrick Beerhorst, responsible for the game's internet presence. Martin explained to me in detail what it is about that "internet game". It is a strategy game similar to Siedler, Foundation or Caesar. As a disposer one takes a piece of land to build on. In the role of the disposer one has to care for nation to be provided with everyting necessary, and to be capable of defence. So far, so usual. The actual gag on the game is that one plays it together with thousands of real players at the same time. How that?
Well now, this took me too some time, to internalize it. Martin gave me the striking illustration that one should suggest playing chess with an opposer via email. The opposer recieves a move via email, then he will send the next move in return, etc.. In T.o.T. a server controled by a game manager takes over this mailing job. In game every player sends a move to the server (settings are configured during installation) and some hours later will get in reply the game processed by all moves of all players. Then one can decide his next move. This is not a complete explanation of the game, cause there are many more additional features like the possibility of trading and collecting/paying taxes. A number of characters provide suspense inside the game. There are clerics, magicians, researchers, spies, intelligence service, diplomats, and saboteurs to name a few. Several rooms where one e.g. can play simple board games are designed as pastimes between the single moves. By the way, Marc Albrecht wrote the fist book for the game.

At Falke Verlag the users were able to purchase the latest issues of AmigaPlus and AmigaFuture, and elder issues too. Andreas Kuessner introduced his graphics software Wildfire 7.0.

Haage & Partner presented AmigaWriter2.0, which know features an interessting possibility for printing booklets, and now can even deal with Word[TM] documents. During the discusion about AmigaWriter Juergen Haage gave me an important hint: If someone has thin stripes printed, when printing several pages via Turboprint the formfeed function of Turboprint should get disabled. A mega font CD suitable for AmigaWriter was released with 5000 fonts on it, and even containing a poster on which one can see all those fonts on the CD. ArtEffect4.0 was available too, and comes up with many new features whereupon the most important for sure is the possiblity to use several alpha channels and alpha compositions on every picture.
I positively noticed that all the programs of H&P are comming with a printed manual, which I address very much, cause one can quick find a needed information wihtout being forced to start a viewer first. Gunnar Gertzen is acute working on the printed manual of ImageFX. I was allready able to have a look at a preprint. 85% of that manual are done an it then must get proofread and printed. It would be available after about 6-8 weeks. I think the new Service-CD from H&P is mentionable too, containing actual demos, free patches, German manuals, and full versions of ArtEffect SE (special edition) and StormWizard2.2.

Individual Computer
New stuff Jens Schönfeld had with him this time he exceptionally presented without a computer: the samba intall CD for the X-Surf ethernetcard were given away for free to more than 100 owners of a X-Surf card. Second novelty was a preproduction model of the ISDN-Surfer. After the conception of this card was changed again due to the continuesly high exchange rate of the US dollar, on Friday the first prototype of this card arrived. For this reason only the empty printed circuit board was was there to look at. On late Saturday Jens took the time to build and test the digital area of the card - positively so far. During the following week testing of the S0 bus will follow to complete.
ISDN-Surfer is a ZorroII card and functions in any Amiga 2000/3000/4000, as well as Amiga 1200 with Zorro expansion board. ISDN cards allow direct connection to the NTBA of the Telekom, hence indirection with ISDN modem and seriell port is not necessary anymore. Less wastage of data flow; transfer rates of more than 7.5 kbytes/s are standard with direct ISDN connections. Internet surfing with Miami, Genesis or AmiTCP becomes possible by elaborated drivers from VMC. To mention as a great advantage to existing cards is the easy installation. Konfiguration using mystery terminal commands is foretime, cause a little tool querys all necessary data during installation and automatically deals with the settings.
The technical data of the card in short: up to two independend simultaneous connections (like two modems), one 26pol expansionport for the Hypercom3 module, one clockport for a Silversurfer or Catweasle MK2, and one port for a phone module making a convenient ISDN phone out of the computer. An optional voltage surge protection limits damage after a stroke of lightning.
According to Jens this show was a complete success for individual Computers. Both, attendance and volume of sales surprised him positively. He will gladly actively help designing the next "World of Alternatives", as the organizer asked im to do so.

All of the following retailers of hardware and software had an own booth at the fair:

KDH Datentechnik
Schatztruhe
Titan Computer
Verkosoft
Vertrieb A. Knoetig
Vesalia

At Titan users of course jumped at the long awaited Heretic II, which was recently finisched. The team of Hyperion Softwar was at the show and handed me over the press release about the porting of "Soldier of Fortune". Simply fantastic that Hyperion is porting so many good games to the Amiga!

Elbox was guest at Vesalia presenting the new MEDIATOR PCI 1200 busborad. Addionally the following products of Elbox were there to by: Winner Tower for A1200 and A4000, FastATA controller 16.6MB/s with AllegroCDFS for A1200 and A4000, the Mroocheck PC mouse interface, and the 4xEIDE'99 interface with AllegroCDFS.

Presentation of programms were given at many boths. At Eternity e.g. I was able to persuade myself of the features of EASys!. The author Tom Neidhardt showed and explained to me the merits of this AMIGA System Enhancer in detail. With this software, which is a mixture of toolmanager, filer and a partial Workbench replacement, if I understood everything well, many features of the Workbench can be made more easy and cyclic procedures can be done more quickly. Here are some of the features of EASys!:
  • Complete toolbar for drag & drop
  • Workbench menues - like they allays should have been
  • Multithreading during use of the Workbench
  • Arch/dearch with three mouseclicks
  • Icon features on call
  • File show assitent, continuous usability inside the system
  • Easy softlinks with icon for files and drawers
  • Perfect internet integration for the Workbench
  • GlobalHelp assistent for documents of applications
  • DDconv: the complete convertion tool with GUI for all kinds of files
  • Many more assitents
  • Modular and open system full Amiga style
  • Complete plugin for OS3.5

At COOLbits Felix Schwarz presented his marvellous image editing software fxPaint. I don not need to tell the advantages and features here anymore, as those are well known. fxPaint now has new features for HTML-Album, which I as a webworker like very much. Now you realy can configure the design of the catalog. Addional to the usual settings now you can configure:
  • Thumbnails per row
  • Table border size
  • Picture border size
  • Picture size
  • Full picuter scalling (100%, 75%, 50%, 33% and 25%)
  • Thumbnails quality
  • Smooth border (Thumbnail)
  • Smooth border(full picture)
  • Brush inserting allowed (eligible position)
  • Instering of your own headlines
  • Inserting of your own bottomlines

Just have a look at our show pictures, which all were generated with fxPaint, of course inclusive the needed HTML pages. Simply resourceful! But also for picture generating there are many new and helpful features, e.g. the new colour manager. One click on a point of the picture and the colour manager shows the relevant colour as RGB palette. And even with this Felix Schwarz thought of the webworkers. If needed one can copy the HTML code of this colour to the clipboard. I noticed the improved plugin choice, too.

Jens Langner and Jens Troelger were to find in the grand entrance hall. Jens Troegler is working on installer modules which generate executable binaries from the scripts. Jens Langer, the programmer of P96Speed and AmIDE, is now coding a new Paloma module for VHI-Studio, and new AmIDE modules for other compilers, such as StormC or GCC shall be created. Additionally the two Jenses are about to programm a driver with GUI for a seriell radio adapter, and are thinking about to rewrite the performance test programm Tiniymeter from Tinic Urou and of course to enhance it with some of thier own features.

Near the end of the fair I visited the booth of Stefan Kost and his SoundFX. SoundFX is curently as version 4.0 avalable. This realy extensive sound editing software attends with the following features:
  • New GUI
  • Fast, enhanced, new FX
  • Enhanced Loaders and Savers
  • New Presets
  • New Arexx-Makros
  • Many small detail enhancements
  • Help gets converted to HTML

Stefan permanently developes the software, so that users can look forward for many new features.

Not to forget the nice meeting with Michael Schaefer and Dennis Pauler from Virtual Dimension. Those two have done a video of the fair and have done interviews untiring . Unfortunatliy they had bad luck. Today I recieved the following eMail from Dennis:
"Michael did allreay mail via mobile, that the are some SMALL technical problems with the video: we have wonderful pictures, but due to a defective microphone unfortunatly no sound at all - which means the intervies are - as super as they was - unfortunatly not usable at all.... :-((( But we will try to make the best out of the remaining stuff and will make up the intervies at the next show."
Even though this is realy bad, it is not to change and as it is generally known pictures are telling more than thausand words. I am looking forward for the video, anyhow. :-) (ps) (Translation: mj)

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Amiga Times: Fair report
On the website of the AmigaTimes you will find a full report about the fair "World Of Alternatives" and in the next days some photos. (German only) (unk) (Translation: unk)

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12.Jun.2000
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Earth2140 and Soldier of Fortune
Epic Marketing announces the realtime strategy game "Earth2140" that it will be available in short for the Amiga.

Hyperion Software has gained a licence for Soldier of Fortune from Activision/Raven. The game bases on a modified Quake2 engine and will be ported for Amiga and Macintosh by Hyperion. (unk) (Translation: unk)

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