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Archive 12/2018


02.Dec.2018
Michael Rupp (ANF)


Javascript: TAWS - The Amiga Workbench Simulation 0.30
TAWS ("The Amiga Workbench Simulation") is a Javascript simulation of the Amiga-Workbench 1.0 - 4.1 for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Apple-WebKit-Browser (including Odyssey).

Any kind of feedback the author Michael Rupp would very appreciate. His work can be supported by a donation from inside TAWS.

Changes of version 0.30:
  • TAWS Early Preset Selection:
    • New menu to select a preset upon starting and booting directly into its configration.
    • By checking «Remember Selection» the selection can be saved (Cookie).
    • By checking «Skip This Next Time» the selection will be be skipped from now on (Cookie).
    • The corresponding setting in «Preferences» is «Skip preset selection on startup» and can be reset there.
    • The menu can fully be controlled by keyboard (cursor keys and shortcuts according to the underlined characters).
    • Clicking «Cancel» will get you to the kickstart image.
  • New Preset: «BetterWB»
  • OS 4.1: keyboard shortcuts for the prefs programs. The following gadgets can be controlled by keyboard pressing the key that's underlined in the corresponding label:
    • Checkbox: check/uncheck
    • Textbox: set focus while «Return»/«Enter» removes focus
    • Cycle: cycle forwards or backwards if shift key is pressed
    • Slider: increase value or decrease value if shift key is pressed
    • Button: click (supported since OS 3.5 and higher)
  • Preferences:
    • Moving settings to their own preferences:
      • Font
      • Workbench, new option: No volume gauge
    • «PowerWindows patch» has been relabled to «Off-screen window dragging»
    • «SolidWindows patch» has been split to:
      • Drag window with contents
      • Resize window with contents
  • Prefs programs: positioning according to OS version:
    • up to OS 2.0: upper left corner
    • up to OS 3.1: upper left corner, but below the menubar
    • ab OS 3.5: centered
  • Prefs programs: from OS 2.0 and higher the labels have colons.
  • Palette: separator added above the buttons
  • AmigaGuide: missing AmigaGuide help files added (for the languages french, spanish, and polish), updated files for all other languages.
  • Amiga Early Startup Control: prevent browsers from blurring the Topaz font.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Improved positioning of the drive icons
    • After «putting away» an icon the scrollbars of its window is recalculated.
    • Presets/Reset to last saved: the color of the active window is now correctly reset to its saved value.
    • Presets: minor color corrections
    • Preferences:
      • Style «OS1» removed for this is not implemented yet (bug since v0.29)
      • Changing the transparency of inactive windows was not set to windows that have been moved previously.
      • After loading icon's style and size from the cookie at startup, the values were only set to drawer icons and not to Workbench icons as well.
    • Deactivated the browser's autocompletion and spellchecking on textboxes
    • Font: changing the default font doesn't affect already opened AmigaShell windows anymore.
    • MagicMenuPrefs: improved position of the %-character
    • Chrome / Firefox / Opera: fixed menu shortcuts
    • MS Edge: fixed gradients in OS4-style (menubar, buttons, cycles)
    • Firefox & AmigaShell: correction of the word wrapping (not yet fixed for Internet Explorer and MS Edge)
    • Odyssey & AmigaShell: workaround for a bug: the character «zero width space» should actually be invisible but is rendered as a square.
    • NetSurf: «JavaScript support is not sufficient» guru is displayed as intended.
    • Safari (Windows): fixed button click that is invoked by a keyboard shortcut (f.e. when creating a new drawer).
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02.Dec.2018



Aminet-Uploads until 01.12.2018
The following archives have been added to Aminet until December 1st, 2018:
dizzytorrent2.lha        comm/tcp   625K  68k Amiga BitTorrent client with ...
SFL-ObsoleteAndHappy.lha demo/intro 58K   68k Intro by Software Failure
Void-Hole_in_Space.lha   demo/intro 50K   68k 64k intro released at Compusp...
f1champ.lha              docs/misc  70K       Statistics of Formula One 195...
WormWars.lha             game/actio 855K  68k Advanced snake game
WormWarsMOS.lha          game/actio 925K  MOS Advanced snake game
WormWars-OS4.lha         game/actio 1.1M  OS4 Advanced snake game
Viaduct-1.2.lha          misc/emu   38K   68k RTG-aware PCWindow clone for ...
NRLinFen.lha             mods/8voic 67K       Lin Fen Brand New 6-ch Ninja ...
AmigaAMP3.lha            mus/play   1.7M  OS4 Multi format audio player wit...
AmigaAMP3-68k.lha        mus/play   311K  68k Multi format audio player wit...
ToolsMenu.lha            util/cdity 57K   68k Add tools to the Workbench To...
AalandMOS.lha            util/sys   2K        Aaland Islands for MorphOS an...
IconSnap.lha             util/wb    9K    68k Snap Workbench icons to a vir...
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02.Dec.2018



OS4Depot-Uploads until 01.12.2018
The following archives have been added to OS4Depot until December 1st, 2018:
seq.lha                  aud/mis 205kb 4.0 MIDI sequencer
oo.lha                   dev/lib 1009k 4.1 Bring easier programming to C an...
wormwars.lha             gam/act 1Mb   4.0 Advanced snake game
amicygnix-base.lha       net/mis 120Mb 4.1 An Unix/X11 environment for Amig...
amicygnix-base-src.lha   net/mis 15Mb  4.1 Sources of the AmiCygnix base pa...
amicygnix-tools.lha      net/mis 75Mb  4.1 Extension package for AmiCygnix,...
amicygnix-tools-src.lha  net/mis 3Mb   4.1 Sources of the AmiCygnix tools p...
amicygnix-x11-src.lha    net/mis 64Mb  4.1 Sources of the basic X11 system ...
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02.Dec.2018



AROS-Archives-Uploads until 01.12.2018
The following archives have been added to AROS-Archives until December 1st, 2018:
aspireos_v.2.22.rar          dev/mis 146Mb AspireOS codename "Obitus"
glmark.i386-aros.zip         uti/ben 1Mb   OpenGL 3D benchmark.
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02.Dec.2018



MorphOS-Storage-Uploads until 01.12.2018
The following archives have been added to MorphOS-Storage until December 1st, 2018:
Iris_beta44.lha           Email                     New email client suppor...
WormWars_9.14.lha         Games/Action              Advanced snake game by ...
Wetter_2.2.lha            Misc                      Displays weather inform...
DizzyTorrent_2.10.lha     Network/Torrent client    Amiga BitTorrent client...
DateTime_1.2.lha          System/Ambient/Screenbar  A screenbar clock and c...
MouseCoords_1.1.lha       System/Ambient/Screenbar  Display Mouse coordinat...
Notch_1.0.lha             System/Ambient/Screenbar  Gives you a popular Not...
PixelPicker_1.1.lha       System/Ambient/Screenbar  Display ARGB value of a...
TopTasks_1.1.lha          System/Ambient/Screenbar  Display Top Tasks in sc...
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02.Dec.2018



WHDLoad: New installers until 01.12.2018
Using WHDLoad, you can install games, scene demos and intros from cracking groups to your harddisk that were only working from floppy disks previously. The following installers have been added until December 1st, 2018:
  • 2018-12-01 improved: Flashback (Delphine Software) supports another french version, display missing dialog in level 5 intro seq, music speed fixed in level 4 & 5 intro seq (Info)
  • 2018-11-29 fixed: Full Contact (Team 17) interrupt fix corrected (Info)
  • 2018-11-29 improved: Full Contact (Team 17) another version supported, long write to Bplcon0 fixed, interrupts fixed, Bplcon0 color bit fixes, blitter waits added, DMA wait in sample player fixed, timing fixed, high score load/save added, 68000 quitkey support, source code included (Info)
  • 2018-11-26 new: Fraction Action (Unicorn Software) done by StingRay (Info)
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02.Dec.2018
Spiegel.de (Webseite)


New-Art edition of Amiga 500: Stefanie Tücking died
The television and radio presenter Stefanie Tücking who died on Saturday also had a relation to the Amiga: In 1989 she created a New-Art edition of the A500 with leopard and ball pattern in a limited edition of 10.000 pieces. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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01.Dec.2018



Web application: Amiga PCB Explorer now supports A386SX
The "Amiga PCB Explorer" written by Christian 'Scrat' Euler is supposed to support hobbyists repairing Amiga boards. Additional to different revisions of A4000, A1200 and CD32 main bords, A500 (rev. 8A) and A600 (rev. 2A) motherboards and now also boards of the "Bridge Board" A2386SX are supported as well. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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01.Dec.2018



Advance booking for Amiga 34 (12./13. October 2019, Neuss) started
On 12. and 13. Oktober in Neuss the Amiga 34 will take place. Now the advance booking has started. There are tickets for Saturday or Sunday as well as two-day ticktes (200). Tickets for Sunday are a little bit cheaper because most of the VIP guests will attend the event only on Saturday while on Sunday mainly the exhibitors are in focus. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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