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Archive 07/2014


08.Jul.2014
amigaworld.net (Webseite)


Software-News: MPlayer-GUI 1.52, BackUp 1.80
Daniel 'Deniil' Westerberg has released updates for two of his tools. MPlayer-GUI 1.52 includes new graphics, support for sb600*-CD/DVD-devices and fixes a bug in the full screen mode of the control panel.

Changes in BackUp 1.80:
  • Fixed crash when copying 2GB+ files.
  • Added a menu item: "Target is FAT file system". Use this when backing up to a partition with FAT file system to prevent BackUp from copying existing files over and over. The reason is that FAT can only store even seconds (0,2,4,6,..) in the file timestamp so it will not match the Amiga file timestamp.
  • Also added auto-detection of FAT file system when doing an incremental backup.
  • Added a synchronize mode. When clicking Clean first you will be asked if it should automatically backup when finished. Saves you some time when synchronizing backups.
  • BackUp will automatically skip the ".recycled" dir when present in the root of a SFS/2 or JXFS partition. No need to manually put it in the skiplist anymore.
  • Fixed size calculation for big files (2-4GB). Files over 4GB will be correctly copied and calculated, except in test mode. The "N bytes extra space was needed" may be wrong with 4GB+ files.
  • Made it possible to select files over 2GB for the skiplist
(cg) (Translation: dr)

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08.Jul.2014



New USB-adapters for keyboards, mouse and joystick announced
In Poland, obviously two new adapters are developed, which can connect an USB mouse and joystick (Youtube-Video) or keyboards (Youtube-Video) with an Amiga. The adapters emulate the original hardware, which does not require any kind of software or driver installation.

So far, there is little information about the adapters, only available in Polish (thread at ppa.pl about the keyboard-adapter). The final devices are supposed to be commercially sold. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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08.Jul.2014
amigafuture.de (Webseite)


Evenmore 0.81-7.7.14 (AmigaOS 3/4, MorphOS)
EvenMore is a text viewer written with ECX in Amiga E and by Chris Perver. Changes in the latest version:
  • Ffinally cracked the AmigaWriter fileformat. Colours, text align and most styles are supported.
  • WordPerfect plugin will now recognize right and centre aligned text.
  • StarWriter5 plugin will now handle strikethrough text.
  • Fixed bug in Wordwrap plugin and clipboard, which meant that an extra character was being copied to the clipboard at the end of each line.
  • WordWorth, FinalWriter, ProWrite, RTF and Pagestream plugins will now recognize the right and centre aligned text.
  • Added a new Escape code. ESC[66m will centre text which follows it.
  • Added a new Escape code. ESC[65m will undo right and centre text.
  • Updated HTML plugin to recognize right and centre alignment in p and h1-6 and center.
  • Fixed bug. Was unnecessarily setting the font soft style of the rastport while parsing lines.
  • Sped up line display a bit. Added an extra IF block, thus removing the need for checking all font styles every time a line is displayed.
  • Added a new Escape code. ESC[64m will right align text which follows it.
  • Updated Dir2Text plugin so that file sizes will be displayed and right aligned using the new escape code.
(cg) (Translation: dr)

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08.Jul.2014



Sample-Collection: DRUMS4Amiga
DRUMS4Amiga is a collection of drum-samples, which can be used with the well-known Amiga-trackers. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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08.Jul.2014



New Demo: Multiplayer Coop-Shooter "Chaos Guns"
"Chaos Guns" combines the four independently playable charakters from "Hired Guns" with the bird's-eye view from "Alien Breed". Due to the feedback, the second demo version was highly reworked compared to the first preview.


According to the authors the demo now offers a real preview to the game. The first release was called a "Tech-Demo". The most important changes:
  • Prefs are improved and integrated to main executable, it offers more transparent settings and testing
  • only AHI sound is now supported!
  • new graphics, new design of puzzles (it really plays as totally new game on old, but improved map)
  • improved design of weapons and enemies
  • adjusted difficulty - now you should be able easily beat the demo in one person!
  • complete storyboard implementation
  • complete gameplay remake
Direct download: ChaosGunsDemoV1_2.lha (5 MB) (cg) (Translation: dr)

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06.Jul.2014
Amiga.org (Webseite)


Magazine: Commodore Free, issue 81
"Commodore Free" is a free, English-language magazine about Commodore and Amiga computers, which is available in different formats - among others as HTML-version and as C64-Diskmag. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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06.Jul.2014



Aminet-Uploads until 05.07.2014
The following packages have been added to Aminet until July 5th, 2014:
FPSE-SpanishGuide.lha    docs/hyper 16K       FPSE 0.10.4 Spanish Guide
Fussball-WM-2014.lha     docs/misc  10K       TurboCalc Spreadsheet WM-2014...
2048.lha                 game/board 435K  MOS "2048" - Logical game (Amiga ...
POWDERDEMO.zip           game/demo  296K  68k 1991 demo of a commercial Sho...
Xess.lha                 game/wb    31K   68k Put some 'X' shapes!
potrace-mos.lha          gfx/conv   865K  MOS Transform bitmaps into vector...
AmiArcadia.lha           misc/emu   3.5M  68k Signetics-based machines emul...
AmiArcadia_OS4.lha       misc/emu   3.9M  OS4 Signetics-based machines emul...
AmiArcadiaMOS.lha        misc/emu   3.8M  MOS Signetics-based machines emul...
HWP_MUIRoyale.lha        util/libs  4.1M  MOS Hollywood plugin for MUI GUIs
IconLib_46.4.lha         util/libs  334K  68k free icon.library in optimize...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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06.Jul.2014



OS4Depot-Uploads until 05.07.2014
The following packages have been added to OS4Depot until July 5th, 2014:
amiarcadia.lha           emu/gam 5Mb   4.0 Signetics-based machines emulator
anotherworld.lha         gam/act 329kb 4.1 Game engine for Another World
potrace.lha              gra/con 249kb 4.0 transform bitmaps into vector gr...
hwp_muiroyale.lha        lib/hol 4Mb   4.0 Hollywood plugin for MUI GUIs
weather.lha              net/mis 4kb   4.1 weather env vars for your titlebar
webdav-handler.lha       net/mis 1Mb   4.0 DOS handler for accessing WebDAV...
fastnote.lha             uti/tex 268kb 4.1 A little Workbench Post-it like ...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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06.Jul.2014



MorphOS-Files-Uploads until 05.07.2014
The following packages have been added to MorphOS-Files until July 5th, 2014:
Xump                     1.0     gam/thi    888 In this logic game a player...
SteamDraw                2.5     gra/edi    448 Vector graphics editor. Sup...
Multimeedio              1.2     mul/pla     31 Lua/ARexx script for unifie...
UniScrobbler             1.1     mul/pla     39 A Lua script to send Last.f...
Jukebox Volumizer        1.1     mus/pla     36 A Lua script automatically ...
SoundBankster            1.2     mus/pla    393 Software diskjockey double ...
InstantUnpack            1.0     uti/pac     25 A simple MUI based client f...
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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06.Jul.2014



WHDLoad: New package until 05.07.2014
Using WHDLoad,you can install games, scene demos and intros from cracking groups on your harddisk that were not compatible with anything but floppy disks. The following installer has been added until July 5th, 2014:
  • 2014-07-03 improved: Lionheart Demo (Thalion) slave rewritten, CD≥≤ joypad buttons supported, trainers added (Info)
(snx) (Translation: dr)

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03.Jul.2014
Alinea Computer (ANF)


Merchandising: AmigaOS beach-Boingball
Press release: We are proud as a licensed distributor to offer you the new exclusive AmigaOS beach-boingball. AmigaOS beach-boingball is a red and white chequered beachball with approximately 28cm diameter. During conception we tried to ensure that the number of segments and the used colours come as close as possible to the original.

The beach-boingballs are made out of durable PVC to ensure a long life even in heavy use.

Features:
  • ca. 28cm diameter
  • Durable PVC
  • 72 red and white checkered segments in total
8,95 Euro price incl. 19% VAT. The AmigaOS beach-boingball is now available at our online shop. If you are interested as a dealer please contact us at E-Mail.

We are looking forward to your order! (cg) (Translation: dr)

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03.Jul.2014
Andreas Falkenhahn (ANF)


Hollywood: MUI Royale 1.2
Press release: Airsoft Softwair is proud to present the immediate availability of MUI Royale 1.2. This is a major update and finally allows you to dynamically create MUI objects at runtime.

In earlier versions it wasn't possible to add new windows or gadgets to an existing GUI at runtime. MUI Royale 1.2 now adds support for dynamic modification of all GUI components which allows you to tap the full potential of MUI, e.g. it'd be possible now to write tools like a WYSIWYG GUI builder which then exports MUI Royale XML code ready to be used in MUI Royale.

Additionally, MUI Royale 1.2 adds support for further new MUI 4.x features like dynamic addition of register pages or register pages with a close gadget. Last but not least the 68000 build of MUI Royale has support for MUI 3.9 now as this is finally available for 68000 systems, too.

MUI Royale requires at least Hollywood 5.2 and is provided free of charge for all users of Hollywood. It is available for AmigaOS 3 (m68k), AmigaOS 4 (PPC), MorphOS (PPC), and AROS (i386).

The package comes with over 20 example scripts, many of which are direct ports from the MUI 3.8 SDK by Stefan Stuntz, but there are also original developments like demonstrations of how to create a video player using the combined power of Hollywood and MUI. On top of that MUI Royale comes with extensive documentation in over 300 PDF pages which are also available in the HTML, AmigaGuide, and CHM formats thanks to the Hollywood documentation system.

All this makes MUI Royale the truly royal MUI experience, carefully crafted for you Kings and Queens of MUI!

Screenshots: mr_shot1.png, mr_shot2.png, mr_shot3.png (snx) (Translation: dr)

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03.Jul.2014
Andreas Magerl (ANF)


Magazine: Amiga Future, Issue 108
Today the German and English language issue 109 (July/August 2014) of the magazine Amiga Future was published. The magazine includes among others a review to Retrosoft and Amiga911 Maker as well as a report about the "long night of the computer games". (cg) (Translation: dr)

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03.Jul.2014
amigafuture.de (Webseite)


Developer tool: vasm 1.7
Frank Wille has released an update of vasm, which is a portable assemble supporting different CPU-families. You can find a list of changes under the title link. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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