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Czech Amiga News

New CyberGraphX Mailing List at eGroups
A new mailing list on the topic 'CyberGraphX' was created at eGroups. You'll find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing at the title link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 19. Jan. 2001, 23:38] [Comments: 0]
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Crystal Interactive Inc.

'Aqua' Released by Crystal Interactive Inc.
As reported Crystal Interactive has become distributor of the new adventure game 'Aqua' and today they announced it has been completed.

In this game you'll find yourself in a mysterious world and will have to find your way out. More information and screenshots at Emerald Imaging, the programmers of the game.

Requirements: AmigaOS 3.x or higher, an 68020 processor (68030 or better recommended), 8 MB RAM, AGA or graphics board. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 19. Jan. 2001, 23:00] [Comments: 0]
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New AmiTradeCenter Beta Version Released
A new beta version of the FTP client AmiTradeCenter (ACT) has been released. You'll find the latest changes here.

Download: ATC_beta_19012001.lha - 280 KB (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 19. Jan. 2001, 22:41] [Comments: 0]
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Deftone on ANF

SMSEngineer NEWS
SMSEngineerMUI has been available in version 1.1beta for about a week. This version contains the beta tester keyfile which enables the full functionality and the use of the beta version.

We're also looking for someone who maybe has created own SMS-Gateways (gateway.dat) and could send us these preferences. The requirement is that it must work. Servers that set cookies don't work with SMSEngineerMUI. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 19. Jan. 2001, 19:43] [Comments: 0]
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Martin Merz on ANF

New Image Sets with GlowIcons Design
Some new archives were released on the MasonIcons homepage:
  • 3PMguiMI - a new skin for 3PMgui based on AppMI
  • AmiMDCMI - a GlowIcons toolbar for AmiMDC800
  • AudioMI - a toolbar imageset for AudioMaster 2k
  • DataMI - a complete set of icons and toolbar images for DataM-II

For more information please visit the "projects" page of Mason. Home at the title link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 19. Jan. 2001, 19:43] [Comments: 0]
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Christoph Meier on ANF

First Screenshot of 3vix Encoder for Amiga
The Amiga version of the 3ivx encoder will be available soon. A screenshot of a Workbench on which 3ivx is already running can be found here.

Supplement 20 Jan 2001:
Christoph Meier wrote:
The author of Frogger has published a screenshot of the OpenDivX encoder displaying a movie on his Workbench at 352x288 pixels and 14 frames/sec. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 19. Jan. 2001, 19:43] [Comments: 0]
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News agency owi by fax

Amiga Becomes Handheld PC
On video text page 632 of German TV station RTL2 there's the following news today:

«On the CeBIT the "Smart-Boy®", a new miniature PC in handheld format, will be presented which is equipped with a touch-screen display, chip- and credit card reader. A consumer device is supposed to follow this autumn which will be distributed under the label "Amiga(TM)". In the eighties, the Amiga was the first fully multimedia capable computer for the mass market.»

Manufacturer is the company Thendic Electronic Components GmbH from Aschaffenburg, Germany. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 19. Jan. 2001, 13:52] [Comments: 0]
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Reader on ANF

Simon the Sorcerer 2 - Update 4 Available
As announced, Paul Burkey has released another update of Simon the Sorcerer 2. Especially in the German version, many bugs have been fixed. French language support and the F10 feature have been added.

Download: Simon2Upd4.lha (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 19. Jan. 2001, 13:40] [Comments: 0]
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Christoph Meier on ANF

NVidia Survey on Preferred Operating System
Amiga wins the NVidia survey on the preferred operating system with 58,4%.

The question was: "Which is your preferred operating system". 4788 people voted:

58.40% - Amiga OS
13.05% - Windows 2000
6.79% - OS2/ Warp
6.29% - Windows 98
4.91% - BeOS
4.47% - Windows Me
3.17% - Linux
0.90% - MacOS
0.40% - Other
0.38% - DOS
0.29% - S-TOS
0.29% - Solaris
0.23% - Windows 95
0.17% - IBMs ROM Basic
0.04% - Windows NT
0.04% - VMS
0.02% - Windows CE

The Amiga vote would be surprising if it were for the fact that almost 60% of all the voters were referred to the poll from Amiga fan-sites anyway. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 19. Jan. 2001, 01:06] [Comments: 0]
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Creative Amiga Box
'Fisherking' has built his Amiga, after installing the Mediator PCI board, in a really creative wooden box. Have a look at some pictures of this beautiful Amiga at the title link.

In the comments to this message on our German page, Dennis 'Hurrican' Pauler referred us to this drawer computer by Atroxis from Virtual Dimension. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 19. Jan. 2001, 01:06] [Comments: 0]
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Fun Time World

New Plugin for ProstationAudio Released
A new plug-in named 'Vinylizer' has been released for all versions of ProStationAudio. The effects of a vinyl record can be applied to sounds.

Download: Vinylizer.lha (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 19. Jan. 2001, 00:24] [Comments: 0]
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18.Jan.2001 on ANF

Exploring MP-Like Solutions
Fleecy Moss (Vice President - Development - Amiga Inc.) talks on the AMIOPEN mailing list about the subject Memory Protection (MP) in the new Amiga. This discussion rose from the interview with Francis Charig from TAO. Hereupon followed several discussions in the MooBunny forum:

1. Thread Looks (to me) like AmigaDE will never have mp
2. Thread Tao's response to MP in AmigaDE
3. Thread Bill M's response to Tao's response to MP in DE

Also at ANN this subject has been discussed industrious in a long Thread.

There were many comments at, too. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 18. Jan. 2001, 23:04] [Comments: 0]
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Frederic Laboureur via eMail

PureBasic Version 2.00
Version 2.0 0f the compiler PureBasic has been released. It was completely re-written and now is 4 to 7 times faster than before. For registered users there is an update and a demo version for non-registered users available. The website has moved and now is accessible under Technical details.

About the compiler:
  • Completely rewritten !
  • Now, it's 4 to 7 times faster to compile
  • Faster procedure handling
  • Multi-dimensioned arrays are now supported
  • Residents are now saved/loaded in one file
  • PowerPC code have been removed (nobody want it ?)
  • Some bugs have been fixed
  • The switch MC68020 have been added to the command line

About the PureLibraries:
  • Rewritten the Sprite library (50% faster) and added several commands: SaveSprites(), LoadSprites(), RemoveCookie(), FlushSprite(), SpriteHandle(), CopySprite(), GrabSprite()
  • Added 'DisableDebugger' and 'EnableDebugger' to disable the debugger for some part within a program.
  • Added the debugger support for Sprite, Joypad, Chunky and Sound libraries.
  • Added the following commands: Processor(), MMU(), FPU(), RectsHit(), Hex(), Bin().
  • Fixed some commands: ListIndex(), FontID(), DrawingFont()

About the editor:
  • Added a keyboard shortcut to close the error window.

Misc (Full version only):
  • SpriteGrabber (Allows to get sprites from a picture)
  • OpenPureBasic (C/C++ -> PureBasic convertor)

The PureBasic web site has now moved to The Windows x86 version is available for free to any Amiga registered users ! Just send us a mail to get it !/li (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 18. Jan. 2001, 18:23] [Comments: 0]
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New QNX Distribution
Today QNX Software Systems released an new QNX® distribution. This one contains Version 6 of QNY RTOS with new Neutrino® 2.11 mikrokernel, as well as Photon® 2.0 mircoGUI. Newly added was SCSI support, a packet manager allowing to update the integrated browser VoyagerTM. The new distribution offers enhanced support for audio streaming and video in the range of multimedia. More information is to find under the title link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 18. Jan. 2001, 18:08] [Comments: 0]
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Planet IT: Interview with Bill McEwen
Dave Johnson from Planet IT did an interview with Bill McEwen, President and CEO at Amiga Inc. on January 8th, 2001.

Here a small extract from the six-pages interview:

Q: It sounds like you have plans to do a lot of things. Where are you concentrating your effort?

A: In the home. Homes need set-tops, desktop computers, handhelds and cell phones. Motorola even has a cell phone running the Amiga OS, by the way. The home is our target, and I think you'll see us first in set-top boxes. We also have some reference designs for some amazing desktops that we think will blow people away. We won't build hardware ourselves, but we have reference designs for others to build.

Q: So there could be new Amiga hardware coming out. Will there also be shrink-wrapped Amiga OS packages to run on Windows?

A: Yes, there will be, but I'm not sure what the timing will be. We're still finishing up some of the last components, like the 3D renderers. That will all be finished up in the next new months. Already, we can run very cool 3D animation on a Cassiopeia, and it is very smooth.

The entire interview is to find under the title link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 18. Jan. 2001, 17:07] [Comments: 0]
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MeterNet® Press Release
At the bottom of the following press release MeterNet announced the SimpleBox 8600 series (powered by AmigaDE) to be released late February 2001.

MeterNet® Selects EnReach Technology's Easy Internet Access Platform for SimpleBox wb7500 Series

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 17,2001 PRNewswire -- EnReach Technology, Inc., a global leader providing infrastructure software for enabling enhanced services on television, announced today that MeterNet Corporation has selected the EnReachTV2(TM) Internet access platform to power the new wb7500 series in its expanding SimpleBox entry-level Internet appliance lineup.

The new SimpleBox wb7500 series will utilize a specially tailored version of EnReachTV2 that integrates Webmail, TV Lists, and MeterNet's SimpleBox User Interface. Each SimpleBox wb7500 will ship preconfigured with US Nationwide access dial-up service for $19.95 per month. Multi-lingual English and Spanish technical support will also be provided. Initial US shipments are scheduled for March 2001.

"EnReach's interactive software solution and our new SimpleBox wb7500 series is an easy to use, low-cost combination that targets 'Late Adopters' seeking a simple preconfigured alternative to discover the Internet on their home televisions," said Greg Wible, President of MeterNet.

The EnReachTV2 Internet access software offers companies like MeterNet the opportunity to supply their customers with a low cost Internet access solution optimized for television. Advanced smart-fit screen technology and an embedded browser make this a strong contender in the device marketplace.

"We are pleased to be working with a solution provider like MeterNet, who was identified as one of the six major stand-alone Internet on TV providers by The Carmel Group," said Bo Wu, CEO for EnReach."

MeterNet's SimpleBox Program is dedicated to bringing best of breed solutions to their embedded platforms that target vertical and export markets. Each device incorporates a tailored SimpleBox User Interface (UI) on top of rugged solid-state design hardware with no moving parts. Along with providing simple navigation and operation, the SimpleBox UI offers optional integrated Web-based eMail and TV Listings that are optimized for display on televisions. The new wb7500 series complements the wb6400 series that have been shipping worldwide for the last 18 months and the new broadband wb8600 series that will be released in February. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 18. Jan. 2001, 12:15] [Comments: 0]
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Oliver Roberts

New WarpBMP.datatype Version 44.1
WarpBMP.datatype v44.1 by Oliver Roberts released. The BMP picture datatype is freeware and available for download for the following processors: 68k, PPC/WarpOS und PPC/MorphOS. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 18. Jan. 2001, 01:15] [Comments: 0]
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Heise [Newsticker]

Heise: Linux Worm Obviously Spreading Rapidly
«An Internet worm named Ramen is attacking servers running under the Linux distribution by Red Hat and apparently is spreading quite quickly. It's activities stood out by augmented scans on Remote Procedure Call Services (RPC). The worm utilizes two security gaps known long before inside of FTP-Server wuftpd and the program rpc.statd, which obviously still not have been remove from many Linux machines. Already in September 2000 the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) gave warning of augmented attacks of this kind.»
See title link for the complete article (German). (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 18. Jan. 2001, 01:15] [Comments: 0]
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Heise [Newsticker]

Heise: DivX Successor "OpenDivX" goes Open Source
«The MPEG4 video codec successor "DivX", which derived some stardom from being in operation for spreading piracy copied movies via the Internet, may hope to be widely supported. To gain more programmers to participate in the so called "Project Mayo" the developers around Joe Bezdek, "Director of Product Definition" of Project Mayo decided to release the current en-/decoder core of the video format as Open Source. OpenDivX is only one step on the way to realize greater goals: a versatile video codec - named "DivX Deux" by the programmers - offering high quality and being free available at the same time »
See title link for the complete article (German). (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 18. Jan. 2001, 01:15] [Comments: 0]
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Alfred Sturm

New Aminet Uploads
F1db.lha             biz/dbase  109K+Store and manage Formula 1 results
TAdesivi.lha         biz/demo    50K+V1.0.5 Ticket editor for TurboGest (ITAL
TProspEd.lha         biz/demo    84K+V2.0.1alpha Form Editor For TurboFat2 (I
AW2.20-Patch.lha     biz/haage  1.0M+AmigaWriter Patch 2.x -> 2.20
BitchX-BIN.lha       comm/irc   1.2M+Amiga port of BitchX (console only)
ABS-MIS.lha          demo/euro  415K+"Miss" - By Absurd
APT-DM26.lha         demo/euro  534K+"Dreams#26", an intropack from Apathy * 
APX-TB3AGA.lha       demo/mag   2.3M+Taboo #3 AGA magazine by Appendix (polis
APX-TB3CGX.lha       demo/mag   3.0M+Taboo #3 CGX magazine by Appendix (polis
PureBasic.lha        dev/basic  557K+V2.00 - Brand new powerful programming l
PureBas_Up2.00.lha   dev/basic  537K+V2.00 - Update for registered users (fro
pmdev.lha            dev/gui    339K+PopupMenu.library SDK V10.8.0
Edison.lha           disk/cdrom  14K+Patches ISO-image headers from MakeCD/Bu
AmigaOS35.lha        docs/help   11K+A guide on Workbench 3.5
saku35.lha           docs/mags  1.8M+Saku #35 (1/2001). Finnish e-zine.
SwosGreece.lha       game/data    8K+Greek datafile for SWOS 00/01
pmangband.lha        game/role  393K+Pern mangband 3.0.9
skulpt_doc.lha       gfx/3d     746K+Sculpt3D clone Documentation (68k + Warp
skulpt_src.lha       gfx/3d     386K+Sculpt3D clone sources (68k / PPC + Warp
skulpt_wos.lha       gfx/3d     1.2M+Sculpt3D clone (PPC (WarpOS) + Warp3D)
VHIStudio.lha        gfx/misc   944K+V5.4: DigiCam & Videoboard-soft: Rec, Gr
Nostalgia.lha        misc/emu   197K+THE Multi-Emulation system (1.8a)
imdbDiff010105.lha   misc/imdb  2.5M+Diffs for the Internet MovieDatabase
Ankhrapt1.lha        mods/med   441K+By ESSENTiAL SOUND (ex.ESTROGEN)
AntiqueDream.lha     mods/med   342K+By ESSENTiAL SOUND (ex.ESTROGEN)
Test2long.lha        mods/med    84K+By ESSENTiAL SOUND (ex.ESTROGEN)
np_feub.lha          mods/misc  684K+Noyz Phaktah '001 - Fuk 'Em Up, Buttercu
soo_line.mpg         mods/mpg   2.8M+Soo Line Blues Rock Guitar Jam
vampirebride.mpg     mods/mpg   4.4M+"Vampire Bride" by Zadoc...and the Night
EP_Swedish.lha       mus/play    16K+Catalog files for Eagleplayer V2.01
astrons1.jpg         pix/astro  232K+Onsala observatory telescope
astrons2.jpg         pix/astro  238K+Another Onsala observatory telescope
OS39w800.lha         pix/back   742K+800x600 OS3.9 Wallpapers (Backgrounds Pi
silverskin.lha       pix/misc    23K+A smooth silver-skin for CoolCALC 
DBrown.jpg           pix/vehic  319K+A tractor (David Brown 995)
Fiat580.jpg          pix/vehic  241K+A tractor (Fiat 580)
Monkey_Island.jpg    pix/views  289K+A picture of Monkey Island
PanosWB.lha          pix/wb     163K+Snapshots of my Workbench
VeloxWb.lha          pix/wb     262K+My nice Wb with Blizzard Vision in 16bit
MyNotes.lha          text/edit   28K+A simple MUI based QuickNote clone
Typeface124.lha      text/misc  170K+Bitmap font editor
CDTVTools.lha        util/cdity 446K+Original CDTV tools for your Amiga
GhostBuster.lha      util/cdity  10K+Commodity useful for people playing audi
ModePro.lha          util/cdity 248K+4.67 Screenmode Promotion & Public Scree
WarpJPEG.dt.lha      util/dtype 103K+JFIF-JPEG datatype (68k,WarpOS,MorphOS) 
WarpJPEGdt.lha       util/dtype 103K+JFIF-JPEG datatype (68k,WarpOS,MorphOS) 
WarpPNGdt.lha        util/dtype 133K+PNG image datatype (68k,WarpOS,MorphOS) 
wavdt41.lha          util/dtype   8K+Datatype for wave sounds (41.6)
pmlib.lha            util/libs   27K+PopupMenu.library for 68000 (.library on
pmlib020.lha         util/libs   27K+PopupMenu.library for 68020 (.library on
pmlib040.lha         util/libs   27K+PopupMenu.library for 68040 (.library on
pmlib060.lha         util/libs   27K+PopupMenu.library for 68060 (.library on
pmuser.lha           util/libs   54K+PopupMenu.library V10.8.0
WriteKickDisk.lha    util/misc   10K+Makes Kickstart disk from ROM image
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[News message: 17. Jan. 2001, 18:56] [Comments: 0]
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Amiga Samba Installation Script
A new installation script for Samba is being developed. Samba is a software which enables connecting PC to Amiga. The new installation script is to help amateurs to install Samba in a simple way. Please, have a look at the title link for further information. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 17. Jan. 2001, 18:25] [Comments: 0]
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  • Since child windows seem to be patented, Stefan Berger has removed the support for them again. :-( If someone knows whether this technology can be used freely, we'd like to know :-)
  • Georg Steger has written an ASL Font Requester
  • Johan Alfredsson has implemented and improved C:Run, C:NewShell, C:List, C:Dir, DisplayBeep() and some more.
  • Adam Chodorowski has improved our Workbench and began to port a TCP/IP stack to AROS (ping compiles but there is no code for the stack, yet).
  • Michael Schulz has begun to work on a new AROS i386/Native core which can load the large AROS kernel. AROS needs GRUB to boot, now.
  • Flavio Stanchina has improved lots of header and build files.
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[News message: 17. Jan. 2001, 18:16] [Comments: 0]
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Benny Kjær Nielsen via eMail

Allan Odgaard Needs Help
Allan Odgaard, who is known from several MUI-classes, has a serious problem with his hard drive. In order to solve this problem he needs an identical hard drive. The following type is needed:

Seagate ST3660A with the following parameter: 1057CYL-16HEADS-63SECT-545.5MB

Those ones who can place this hard drive at Odgaard`s disposal please mail to Allan Odgaard. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 17. Jan. 2001, 18:08] [Comments: 0]
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Reader on ANF

Vulcan Software Alive
After a long period of abstinence there are some news from Vulcan Software. We remember: An English producer and developer of moderate Amiga games.

The "Valhalla" series, which was not very successful for the Amiga already, will be continued for the PC. For the Amiga this game could at least convince by its few spoken sentences, but the first screenshots of PC-Valhalla makes suspecting a product PC users might gladly leave un-converted. (ps) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 17. Jan. 2001, 05:44] [Comments: 0]
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Heise [Newsticker]

Heise: Linux 2.4 with File-System ReiserFS
«The Linux-kernel v2.4.0 has just been finished at last, and development already goes on. The biggest change which will be integrated in the next kernel-version 2.4.1 would be including of the Journaling File System ReiserFS. Already at the beginning of October Linus Torvalds explained in an interview with c`t that he will not include ReiserFS in kernel 2.4.0, but as soon as possible in the 2.4. line. Obviously the time is right: kernel 2.4.1-pre7 contains ReiserFS.»
Have a look at the title link for the full article (German).

According to Sourceforge Apus test-kernels are also available for Amiga Linux. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 17. Jan. 2001, 01:48] [Comments: 0]
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Frogger Version 1.64b2 Released
There is a new beta-version 1.64b2 of the MPEG video player 'Frogger' by Sebastian Jedruszkiewicz which you can download in several processor-versions as usual.

This program is shareware and you can register via the website online (via RegNet) or via transfer of money. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 17. Jan. 2001, 01:42] [Comments: 0]
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Boing World

DOpus4 Version 4.15.4 Released
Because Jacek Rzeuski is not able to go on developing DOpus4 Paul Huxham will continue and has finished a new version 4.15.4 which you can download.

Download: DOpus4154.lzx - 425 KB (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 17. Jan. 2001, 01:34] [Comments: 0]
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Fun Time World

New Version of sKulpt Released
sKulpt is the successor of the legendary 3D software 'Sculpt Animate 3D/4D' of Eric Graham and Byte By Byte. Some years ago the raytracing program has a lot of friends because it was simple, cheap and effective. It was made many pictures with this program of amateurs as well as of professional.

The successor sKulpt will be developed completely new by CdBSSoftware and supports already for now PowerPC and Warp3D. Have a look at the title link for further interesting information. Download:
Skulpt_exe.lha - 68K
skulpt_wos.lha - PPC (unk) (Translation: (unk)

[News message: 17. Jan. 2001, 00:58] [Comments: 0]
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Amiga Active

Amiga Active - Preview for Issue #17
Following an extract from the preview of issue #17 of the English Amiga magazine:

Amiga's Rivals - It's a technological re-rack - but who'll survive the longest in the 21st century?

Develop on Windows - The latest Amiga SDK reviewed inside.

Linux on Amiga - We show you how.

Amiga Forever 4 - The ultimate Amiga on a PC?

Simon the Sorcerer II - The longest awaited Amiga sequel? (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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Amiga Future News

'The Commodore Billboard' Needs Help
Amiga Future wrote:
'The Commodore Billboard' has a really big problem. The site has 17 new TV-advertising spots and several other stuff, but has not any possibility to offer that amount to the users on their own server. Because of that Soren is urgently searching for users to put some files on their servers. If you have this possibility, please contact Soren via eMail.

Following the complete message:
«The 17 tv-ads require some 70 MB. This will generate more traffic than I'm allowed to use on my server. I'm currently in contact with a guy who might be able to host all the files for free. This is obviously the ultimate solution, but if this fails, I would like to know if some of you die-hard Commodore fans out there would be willing to help me?

Instead of one server hosting all the video clips, I was wondering if we could spread the files over several servers. If 17 people would volunteer and host 1 file each? You would have to provide between 2.2 and 5.5 MB storage space each. Would anyone be interested? I order to make this work, I guess it'll have to be all or nothing. If only 5 people volunteer, I think I'll scratch this hosting idea. As you may have traffic limits on your accounts I can inform you that The Commodore Billboard has between 30-40 visitors aday. This will of course be higher for a short while, when the news about the 17 tv-ads reaches the Commodore news sites. But then again, not all 40 will download 5 MB video clips. And with the audio previews available, maybe people will be more selective and not just download the whole lot. This might help decrease traffic. By the way, you have to provide webspace on fairly decent servers. I wouldn't want people to download the video clips with a speed of 0.2 KB/sec. ;-))»

Any help in solving the hosting problem is much appreciated. eMail» (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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