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Archive 09/2023


05.Sep.2023
Indie Retro News (Webseite)


Arcade conversion: 'Karate Champ' updated
Jean-Francois 'jotd' Fabre has released an update for his Amiga conversion of the 1984 Arcade game Karate Champ. The new version fixes a small graphics bug in one of the later levels. (cg) (Translation: cg)

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05.Sep.2023



Linux: Browser SeaLion V32.4.0
'wicknix' has released version 32.4.0 of the Linux browser "SeaLion", including a version for Linux PPC that runs under distributions like MintPPC, Void or Fienix 6 on the AmigaOne X1000 or X5000. The new version is a major development update, further improving web compatibility.

Downloads:
sealion-32.4.0.linux-powerpc-gtk2.tar.bz2 (53 MB)
SeaLion-Extras.zip (66 MB) (dr)

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05.Sep.2023



Image editor: PyDPainter 1.2.1 for Windows, Linux and macOS
The image editor PyDPainter (YouTube video) is inspired by DPaint and according to its author Mark Riale an attempt to create a usable pixel art program in Python using PyGame that can handle low resolutions and limited colour palettes and which can be as easy to use as possible (amiga-news.de reported). Changes of version 1.2.1:

Issues fixed
  • Frequent crashes after multiple undos
  • Add variations on the Brush tool
  • Smooth mode available in fill tools
  • Cursor rendering problem on M1 Mac
  • Coordinates indication request
  • Color change / Remap
  • Implement Tint drawmode
  • File requestor Type button disabled when it shouldn't be
  • Revert to last save
  • Broken image link in plasma tutorial
(dr)

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05.Sep.2023
MorphZone (Forum)


MorphOS: E-Mail client Iris 1.17, Contacts 1.0
Jacek 'jacadcaps' Piszczek has released version 1.17 his e-mail client Iris and version 1.0 of the contact manager Contacts for MorphOS. The all new Contacts application supports synchronizing contacts from CardDav services, including Google Contacts, iCloud Contacts or any other compatible service like Runbox, Synology, etc. When set up, Iris will link the email addresses to Contacts in order to display any configured photos and other details. Contacts are also used to provide better matches when filling out addresses in To/CC/BCC fields.
Contacts will automatically be installed in the same directory as Iris when you auto-update to 1.17. Detailed changes:
  • Iris now comes with a brand new Contacts application
  • In email viewer, the gray circle with sender's initials will show his photo if you have one configured in your contacts, including remote images from Google Contacts or iCloud contacts. Clicking on the circle will bring up the contact in Contacts application or show an Add Contact window
  • Email address auto-complete will perform lookups of your contacts and prioritize the results
  • Right clicking on an email in the address string will let you open the associated contact
  • Added a workaround for broken servers that don't handle message ID messagesets correctly in IMAP FETCH command
  • Fixes in the email autocomplete string class
  • Implemented support for List-Unsubscribe MIME header
  • HTML text editor tweaks
(dr)

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04.Sep.2023



Italian magazine: Passione Amiga, issue 15
The 15th issue of the Italian publication "Passione Amiga" - 48 pages in color, available as a PDF download or as a printed magazine - features the following topics:
  • Videogiochi: Boxx, Rogue Declan Zero, Pengo500, Night/Shift, Pleiades 3D, Jack in the Pit, Holiday
  • Recensioni: From Vultures to Vampires – volume 2, Chris Huelsbeck – The Piano Collection Volume II
  • Anteprima Passione Amiga day 2023
  • Speciale AmiGameJam 2022
  • Tech: Alla ricerca del controller perduto, Prototipo scheda acceleratrice 68040 per Amiga 3000
  • Tech: Amiga GCC, organizzazione dei progetti
  • Corso di Blender, parte 7
  • Interviste a: Andy Davidson e Michal Bergseth
  • E inoltre: Games news, Tech news, THEA500 Mini news, Scena Demo, Nuovi Talenti, La Posta dei Lettori
(cg) (Translation: cg)

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04.Sep.2023
viddi (ANF)


Action RPGs: Entire Gorluth saga available from itch.io
Recently the third part of the 'Tales of Gorluth' saga was made available via itch.io, now the first two installments of the series as well as the spin-off 'Heroes of Gorluth' can be found there as well. The very first 'Gorluth' game is available for free, the other parts can be purchased for 5,55 . (cg) (Translation: cg)

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04.Sep.2023
Andreas Magerl (ANF)


Print magazine: Amiga Future, issue 164
The English and German issue 164 (September/October 2023) of the print magazine Amiga Future has been distributed. It can be ordered directly from its editorial office and from Amiga dealers that stock the magazine. Starting with Amiga Future 163, the magazine now has 60 instead of 52 pages.

Content of the current issue:
  • Interview Christian Wiegel (Settle The World) Part 2
  • Show Report Retcon Gaming festival 2023
  • Show Report Kickstart 01
  • Amiga 38 preview
  • Preview Castlevania AGA
  • Preview Hamulet
  • Preview Bulbmaster
  • Review Night/Shift - A Cyberpunk Adventure
  • Review Board game vs Amiga - Monopoly
  • Review Absolute Zero
  • Review Commodore: The Inside Story
  • Review Amiblaster Deluxe
  • Review TF 1260
  • Special Trevors Soapbox
  • Special A1222+ Part 1
  • Special Demoscene
  • Workshop Pagestream Part 2
(cg) (Translation: cg)

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04.Sep.2023
Entwickler (ANF)


Virtual Enemies Devlog #3 - Language system finished
The developers of the upcoming strategical Virtual Enemies have posted another entry to their developer's diary, this one describing the localisation of the game. (cg) (Translation: cg)

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04.Sep.2023
Willem Drijver (Apollo Team) (ANF)


Apollo team working on a port of "Robin Hood: Legend of Sherwood"
Willem Drijver from the Apollo team informs us that the team is working on porting the Realtime Strategical Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood to the Apollo hardware. The game was published in 2002 for Windows and ported to MorphOS by e.p.i.c. / Runesoft in 2006. When approached by amiga-news.de, Gunnar von Boehn (Apollo team), who was involved in the MorphOS port back then, confirms that the team is in contact with the rightsholders and that the intention is to distribute the Apollo version of Robin Hood commercially.

Drijver has published a video showcasing the current state of the project, he describes the work done on the "experimental exercise" (Drijver) so far as follows:

"RHLOS is a great RPG game from SpellBound released in 2002 and intended for Pentium PCs (233Mhz/64Mb). Current stage of the project is that we have succeeded in getting the game somewhat up-and-running on V4. The FPS is obviously not on the level that we would like it to be, but basic gameplay is already possible...

For compiling we used the ApolloCrossDev setup for Linux which is another (beta) project from Apollo team. Graphics routines are changed from SDL based APIs to native Apollo Blit and Scroll routines, partly in Assembler. Sound routines are also rewritten and are now using Apollo Arne instead of SDL. There is still some work to be done on the mixer and effect routines, but we are confident to make that work also.

There is still a lot of work to be done to get RHLOS up to a level where it could be released in any form or shape. But we share this first results with you with the intention to raise interests within the Amiga (development) community. If you feel you have the skills and time to help us in this project, we are looking for you to join us! (please PM me on Discord @WillemDrijver)." (cg) (Translation: cg)

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03.Sep.2023



Aminet uploads until 02.09.2023
The following files have been added until 02.09.2023 to Aminet:
DCAPSPhonk.lha           demo/aga   768K  68k Dreamolers Phonk! (Revision 2...
DCAPSIntro64kB.lha       demo/intro 123K  68k Dreamolers Intro64kB (Revisio...
ADV-ITA.lha              dev/amos   130K      Italian adventures creator
less-mos.lha             dev/gg     1.3M  68k Viewer program similar to "more"
alt-intl.lha             driver/inp 2K        alt-intl keymap
F1GP2023Carset.lha       game/data  10K       2023 Carset for F1GP
tfe-darkforces.lha       game/shoot 3.3M  68k Dark Forces Amiga Port
GolfSolitaire.lha        game/think 2.9M  68k Golf solitaire card game
AmiArcadia.lha           misc/emu   4.7M  68k Signetics-based machines emul...
AmiArcadiaMOS.lha        misc/emu   5.0M  MOS Signetics-based machines emul...
AmiArcadia-OS4.lha       misc/emu   5.2M  OS4 Signetics-based machines emul...
AmiVms.lha               misc/emu   3.8M  68k Simulates OpenVMS commands
CEB.lha                  misc/math  136K  68k Solves a 'Countdown' arithmet...
CrazyWorld.lha           mods/misc  125K      4ch 16bit Punk Rock by HKvalhe
SamplesCreatorDemos.lha  mus/misc   235K      Some samples created by Sampl...
PDF2JPG.lha              util/conv  15M   68k convert PDF to JPG
IconLib_46.4.lha         util/libs  1.8M  68k free icon.library in optimize...
iGame.lha                util/misc  434K  68k Front-end for WHDLoad
(snx)

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03.Sep.2023



OS4Depot uploads until 02.09.2023
The following files have been added until 02.09.2023 to OS4Depot:
libfdk-aac.lha           dev/lib 14Mb  4.1 Fraunhofer FDK AAC Codec Library
libspeex.lha             dev/lib 2Mb   4.1 A free codec for free speech
libxvidcore.lha          dev/lib 1009k 4.1 MPEG-4 Simple and Advanced Simpl...
ahi-handler.lha          dri/han 23kb  4.0 AHI-handler (AUDIO:)
amiarcadia.lha           emu/gam 5Mb   4.0 Signetics-based machines emulator
libxml2.lha              lib/xml 10Mb  4.1 The XML C parser and toolkit of ...
igame.lha                uti/mis 434kb 4.0 Front-end for WHDLoad
pdf2jpg.lha              uti/mis 15Mb  4.0 Convert PDF to JPG
(snx)

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03.Sep.2023



MorphOS-Storage uploads until 02.09.2023
The following files have been added until 02.09.2023 to MorphOS-Storage:
LUA-MUI.lha               Development/LUA           LUA-MUI.lha
AmiArcadia_30.10.lha      Emulation                 A Signetics-based machi...
PDF2JPG_1.1.lha           Office/Convert            Convert PDF to JPG
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03.Sep.2023



WHDLoad: New installers until 02.09.2023
Using WHDLoad, games, scene demos and intros by cracking groups, which were originally designed to run only from floppy disks, can be installed on harddisk. The following installers have been added until 02.09.2023:
  • 2023-09-01 updated: Crayon Shinchan (Melon Dezign) patch rewritten, interrupt problems fixed, out of bounds blit fixed, Bplcon0 color bit fixes, 68000 quitkey support, patch works with 0.5 MB chip memory now (Info, Image)
  • 2023-08-31 updated: The Sword and the Rose (Code Masters) original game version is now supported, 68000 quitkey support, source code included (Info)
  • 2023-08-31 fixed: Kingdoms of England (Incognito Software) protection track removal code fixed, game works without disk in drive now (Info)
  • 2023-08-31 improved: Astro Marine Corps (Dinamic) new install script, all known versions should be supported now (Info)
  • 2023-08-30 improved: Kingdoms of England (Incognito Software) slave assembled in release mode (no functional changes) (Info)
  • 2023-08-30 new: Kingdoms of England (Incognito Software) done by StingRay (Info)
  • 2023-08-29 fixed: Twintris (Digital Marketing) a blitwait added in game to avoid gfx bug on very fast amiga (Info)
  • 2023-08-29 improved: Hole In One (Digitek) supports another version (Info)
(snx)

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03.Sep.2023
Amiga Future (Webseite)


AmigaRemix: Further files added
AmigaRemix collects remixes of well-known soundtracks of Amiga games. Since our last news-item, the following mp3 files have been added:
  • Syndicate Intro (F03s Junglist Remix)
  • Stardust Memories
  • B@TTL3 S&UDR0N - Title -TeChK0
  • Battle Squadron - Etheral Aucoustic -End Game
  • Street Fighter 2 Guiles Theme Rock Live Performance
(snx)

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