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MorphOS: Elephant.sbar 20.6, New desktop background pictures

Elephant.sbar 20.6

Elephant.sbar is an additional modul for the screen title bar and shows if the "Enhanced Layers" for the current screen is activated.

The latest version fixes some bugs. The archive can be downloaded under the title link.

Ambient background pictures created by Patrick Jung

Patrick Jung has published further self-made MorphOS-background pictures in different solutions: 1600x1200 1920x1200 1920x1080 (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 30. Apr. 2010, 15:18] [Comments: 0]
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30.Apr.2010 (Webseite)

Hyperion: Update 2 for AmigaOS 4.1 published
Press release:
Brussels, Belgium - April 30th, 2010

Hyperion Entertainment CVBA announces the immediate availability of Update 2 for AmigaOS 4.1 for AmigaOne, SAM440EP and Pegasos II for registered users.

Note that for this update you must have previously installed AmigaOS 4.1 Update 1. Installation of this Update 2 is required for the upcoming public alpha of Timberwolf.

This is a minor update which contains mostly bugfixes. Updated components include:
  • Updated Python
  • New Cairo 1.8.10 with partial hardware acceleration
  • Updated Ringhio notification system
  • New version of AmiDock
  • Several fixed system libraries
  • New version of the Python-scriptable Installation Utility
  • A couple of updated Shared Object files compiled and linked with the new V2 SObjs ABI

Registered users can find the update in our Download section. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 30. Apr. 2010, 15:15] [Comments: 0]
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29.Apr.2010 (Webseite)

Emulator: WinUAE 2.1.0
Today version 2.1.0 of the Amiga emulator WinUAE was published. Changes since the last release:

New features:
  • CDTV/CD32 direct CD image file support, including audio tracks, plain iso, cue + bin, cue + bin + wav and cue + bin + mp3
  • Quickstart GUI support, cdimage0= in configuration file and -cdimage= in command line
  • Direct 3D rewrite, shader based (if shaders supported), overlays and RTG supported, Direct3D is now default rendering backend, configuration in Misc panel, all software filters are available in Direct3D and DirectDraw modes
  • DF3: on screen led shows internal (NV)RAM accesses (CDTV and CD32)
  • Input panel Caps and Scroll Lock full remapping support
  • A1000 Agnus vblank bug emulated. (Alcatraz Megademo 2)
  • Fullscreen dialogs have separate size and position settings (Vista/7), always center dialogs in fullscreen (XP)
  • Multidisk image selection helper, right click on disk image select button to open quick selection menu
  • "GamePorts" "Copy From" option added to Input panel, copies Game Ports panel mouse/joystick settings to current input configuration
  • Parallel port sound sampler emulated, WIP, bad sound quality.
  • Windowed mode status bar CD/HD/floppy "led" activity status improved
  • "Minimize when focus is lost" option
  • Expand environment variables in configuration and command line file paths

  • Many 68000 CPU cycle-exact mode instruction cycle counting and interrupt timing updates, A500 emulation accuracy is near-perfect now
  • More compatible CDTV/CD32 CD audio support using direct digital audio extraction. Sound panel volume control adjusts CD audio volume
  • OCS Denise horizontal position counter bug fully emulated
  • Autoscale display size detection improved
  • Support DMS files that have fake complete track zero. (BBS ads)
  • Epson matrix printer emulation improved, no extra libraries or fonts required anymore, color text and graphics supported
  • OCS chipset "fake 60Hz" refresh rate support rewritten, now handles non-60Hz rates
  • Raw keyboard option is now always enabled, Input panel multiple keyboard support

Bug fixes in version 2.x:
  • Super Stardust level selector sprite bug
  • Directory filesystem mount failures if ISO-8859-15 character set was not installed in Windows
  • 68020 CE mode duplicate interrupts
  • Command line parser heap corruption

Further bug fixes:
  • Random Direct3D mode graphics crap is gone
  • Direct3D fullscreen ALT-TAB weird behavior
  • More than 8 CD drives crash
  • Rare dualplayfield buffer corruption. (Shadow Fighter AGA)
  • CD32 pad emulation compatibility improved. (Roadkill CD32)
  • Some game controller device types were ignored
  • Vista/7 file dialog multi file selection fix (Disk swapper)
  • Swapped sound channels if stereo separation was enabled
  • Unreliable VSync in interlaced Direct3D mode
  • NTSC statefiles didn't restore correctly
  • Sometimes printer always reported busy, paper out or offline
  • Directory filesystem rename operation weird behavior if file name included non-ISO-8859-1 characters
  • Directory filesystem cyrillic character set support
  • Mouse driver (tablet) mode random mouse jitter
  • Filter presets
  • Rar unpacking crashed if unrar.dll was too old
(cg) (Translation: dr)

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Vintage Computer Festival Europe V11.0 (1./2. May, Munich)
On the next weekend (1st and 2nd of May) the "Vintage Computer Festival Europe" will take place in Munich. (cg) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 29. Apr. 2010, 15:29] [Comments: 0]
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AmigaOS 4: City simulation LinCity-NG 2.0
Andrea Palmatè has compiled version 2.0 of the SDL-game LinCity-NG for AmigaOS 4.

Download: lincity-ng.lha (121 MB) (snx) (snx) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 28. Apr. 2010, 20:37] [Comments: 0]
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28.Apr.2010 (Webseite)

AmigaOS 4: LoView 1.79
LoView is a picture viewer with datatype-support which also offers some simple picture editing functions. The AmigaOS-4-version 1.79 is now available. Versions for AmigaOS/68k and AROS will follow.

Download: loview.lha (839 KB) (snx) (Translation: dr)

[News message: 28. Apr. 2010, 15:25] [Comments: 0]
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