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13.Apr.2010 (Webseite)

AROS: Looking for beta testers for Catweasel-support
Steve Jones has instructed developer Ian Gledhill to write a driver for Catweasel-MK4-cards. Thus it is supposed to make possible reading and writing Amiga disks with the AROS complete system (iMica).

The development of the driver was almost finished. Therefore all those users who want to test it may write a mail to the developer which is available under the title link. (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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13.Apr.2010 (Webseite)

Event: Commodore-Show in Maarssen (Netherlands)
The next event of the Dutch Commodore Gebruikersgroep will take place on Saturday, 17th April in Maarssen. (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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AmigaOS 4: Dodge These Balls
After the first commercial game Bubbelsche Deluxe the portal has now published the free game "Dodge These Balls" (screenshot). (cg) (Translation: (dr)

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13.Apr.2010 (Webseite)

Magazine: Commodore Free, issue 39
The "Commodore Free" is a free, English-language magazine on Commodore and Amiga computers which is available in different format - among others as HTML-version and as C64-diskmag.

Topics of 39th issue:
  • Editorial
  • Readers Comments
  • Nostalgic About Commodore - Commodore USA, LLC
  • News:
    • New Version: D64Lister 1.7
    • CCS64 Updated
    • BASIC Game Competition
    • Amiga Zorro RAMBoard
    • Digital Talk 90
    • TAP Clean
    • Competition Pro Now in Clear Option
    • Commodore Plus/4 Spreadsheet
    • Datatool
    • Return Issue 2
    • VIC20 Twitter Client
    • New Version of SD2IEC Released
    • PET Alive! - April 24th to May 2nd, 2010
  • Nostalgia:
    • Commodore Free
    • John Fielden
    • Peter Badrick
    • Chris Syntichakis
    • Commodore Free (2)
    • Shaun Bebbington
    • Charles J. Gutman
(cg) (Translation: (dr)

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Bernd Roesch (ANF)

AROS for AmigaOS: AfA 4.7
Bernd Rösch's "AROS für AmigaOS" (AfA) is a port of single AROS-components to AmigaOS 3 (screenshot, available themes).

If you install AfA, none of the AmigaOS-files are overwritten. You can turn Afa on or off by changing the startup-sequence. A detailed documentation is included in the archive.

Direct download: AfA_Binaries/AfA_OS_V4_7.lha (2,2 MB) (cg) (Translation: (dr)

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Commodore USA: No access to Commodore trademark rights?
According to Engadget they have got a mail of Commodore Gaming which said that Commodore USA has not any licence which allows the company to use the trademark rights of "Commodore". (cg) (Translation: (dr)

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AROS-Exec (Forum)

AROS: MPlayer-Update (Build 20100411)
Krzysztof 'deadwood' Smiechowicz has published an update of his port of the video play program MPlayer. This update only includes the main application. An existing installation of the program package is required.

  • Update to the latest mplayer source codes
  • Enabled use of SSE
  • Use of native pixel format (must be running a 24bit screen)
  • Movie window correclty refreshes when movie is paused and other windows are moved on top of movie window
  • MPlayer window no longer visible in fullscreen mode
  • Scalling in fullscreen mode to fill the total width or height of screen
Download: (5 MB) (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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11.Apr.2010 (Webseite)

AROS: Mesa3D 7.8.1
The latest version 7.8.1 of the Mesa3D-library is now part of the AROS-Nightly-Builds. This version uses the Gallium3D-driver system which meanwhile is integrated to the operating system.

Additional to the nVidia-driver for hardware accelerated output there is also a software version. The appropriate driver is chosen automatically at the start of the 3D-subsystem.

The nVidia-driver requires a GeForce 5xxx, 6xxx oder 7xxx as well as a start in VESA-mode. (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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11.Apr.2010 (Webseite)

Event: Update to Amiga 25th Anniversary Celebrations (Bletchley, GB)
According to the organizers under the title link, A-Eon will also take part in the Amiga 25th Anniversary Celebrations which will take place as part of the Vintage Computer Festival on 19./20. of June in British National Museum of Computing in Bletchley.

For the first time Trevor Dickenson and Andrew Korn will introduce the AmigaOne X1000 with AmigaOS 4.x. Additionally Ben Hermans as well as Hans-Jörg and Thomas Frieden will take part who are going to present a beta version of their Firefox-port Timberwolf. (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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PPA (Webseite)

Datatype: WarpPNG 45.13
The latest version of Olver Roberts' WarpPNG-datatype fixes two bugs concerning the WarpOS-version. (snx) (Translation: (dr)

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MorphOS: Software-News
On MOS2Depot some files for MorphOS were updated or added, among others Battle for Wesnoth 1.8, MUIColorizer 1.1, Rival 1.2a, Teeworlds 0.5.2, ScummVM 1.1.0, cairo.library 3.0, Keymap 20.10 and Elephant 20.5.
  • Battle for Wesnoth is a round based fantasy-strategy game which was ported by Fabien 'Fab' Coeurjoly.
  • MUIColorizer written by Guillaume 'Yomgui' Roguez changes the colour balance of a picture.
  • Christophe Genre's Rival is a little MUI-program for MorphOS for comparing two directories.
  • Teeworlds is an online game for up to 16 players, ported by SixK.
  • ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games and was also ported by Fabien 'Fab' Coeurjoly.
  • The screen menu extensions Keymap and Elephant were written by 'tokai' Rosentreter.
  • The cairo.library is a 2D-graphic-library and was ported by Ilkka 'itix' Lehtoranta.
(snx) (Translation: (dr)

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