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2019-02-16 02:00

Hollywood 8: Supremacy
hollywood

The new version (8-th) of program Hollywood is named "Supremacy", but there are very few changes for AmigaOS version - nearlly all of them are assigned for Android. There's full support of RapaGUI for Android, which allows to create native GUI for devices with Android. Most important for us could be handling of serial port, system notifications and icons. Purchsing of Hollywood gives licence for all 15 system versions. New version is free for people, who bought Hollywood 7.1 in 2019.

Added: 2019-02-12 18:10, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Demobit 2019: Software Failure - Antiglitcher
scena

Searching for new Amiga scene productions I found very nice 111 Kb mini-demo "Antiglitcher", for computers with AGA chipset, made by Software Failure group. It has been released during Demobit 2019 w Bratyslava. It has took second place - the first one was "Amis Cope" by Satori group.

See the video »

Added: 2019-02-10 16:56, Author: st, Category: Demoscene Comments »

Retro thrill
szaman

During reading of next book by C.S. Lewisa I found a part, which fits perfectly to our Amiga world. And not only, I'm thinking about retro-hype, which is around us. Gentelmen, which are about 40 years old would like to feel this thrill from the childhood, when they were grabbing joystick for a first time and driving Lotus car on the screen.

Read more »

Added: 2019-02-10 00:53, Author: st, Category: Journalism Comments »

Myst
Myst

Myst is an "point and click" adventure game designed by brothers Robyn and Rand Miller and developed by Cyan Worlds. Process of production has been started in 1991. The game has been released 24.10.1993 for Macintosh.

In Myst player, using magic book, has been moved into the island named Myst. Player uses other books, written by writer and explorer Atrus, to travel to other unusual worlds called Ages. The clues, found in every Age, helps to get know history of island and inhabitants. Game could be finished in several ways, depending on player's activities.

Few years later, in 1997, Amiga version has been released. It was done by ClickBOOM company.

Please read review of this game by Czesław Mnich. Enjoy the reading!

Added: 2019-02-09 15:24, Author: redakcja, Category: Games Comments »

Scene: Compusphere 2018 and Under Construction 2018
scena

In the end of 2018 we missed two scene party, where some Amiga stuff have been released. The first Compusphere 2018 has motto "25 Years: Better, Stronger And Forever" and took a place at the turn of November and December in Sweden. The second one, Under Construction 2018 in the end of December in Germany. below you could find most interesting production.

See the video »

Added: 2019-02-06 11:29, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

Forum for customers of Individual Computers
sprzet

Company Individual Computers has his own internet forum, where you can contact directly with staff and developers, as well as with dealers. All other way of communication (email, ticket system and mailing list) have been closed.

Added: 2019-02-06 09:53, Author: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

Trevor's blog: plan of manufacturing Tabor mainboard
trevor

Yesterday's entry on Trevor Dickinson's blog (above relationship from Amiga Ireland 2019 i Workbench 2019 parties) contains also information anout progress in planning of production of Tabor motherboard: I joined Matthew and AmigaOS 4 Team Lead, Steven Solie, who had flown in from Canada, in a meeting with the representative from the PCB manufacturing company that is coordinating the next Tabor motherboard [....] It was a good meeting and another step towards the production of the Tabor motherboards and the AmigaOne A1222's official release. The company will manage the PCB production and organise the board re-spin which is needed to replace a few onboard components that are no longer available.

Added: 2019-02-05 21:03, Author: st, Category: Journalism Comments »

Cloanto has bought everything from Amiga Inc.?
amigainc

As we can read on Twitter's account Amiga Documents, Italian company Cloanto (Mike C. Battilana) has bought from Amiga Inc. (as company C-AA Acquisition Corp - the same owner like Cloanto) all rights and trademarks for "Amiga". We will inform you about progress - it looks like a crucial step in lawsuit against Hyperion. Such step could also finish horrible period of ownership by Amiga Inc company.

Added: 2019-02-05 15:45, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

Fienix and Arctic Fox
Fienix and Arctic Fox

Fienix is a new Linux distribution for PowerPC, based on Debian. This project has been started in November 2018. On the web page you will find gallery of the desktops (MATE + Materia) and also instruction how to install on X5000 (X1000) and SAM as well as list of software. One of the applications is Arctic Fox - web browser based on Pale Moon ("cleansed" Firefox), which was prepared for PowerPC.

Read more »

Added: 2019-02-04 14:54, Author: st, Category: Linux Comments »

Syntax Error Retro Party in Katowice
spotkanie

We invite you to Katowice on Saturday, 6.4.2019 (address: Drzwi Zwane Koniem, Warszawska 37, Katowice) for Syntax Error Retro Party, which is organized by editors of Komoda & Amiga + magazine. Details will be available here, on the page of event. This event is under the patronage of eXec.pl.

Added: 2019-01-28 16:14, Author: mp, Category: Events Comments »

Simple SMBFS GUI 0.9
samba

Sinan Gurkan prepared GUI for Amiga Samba, it means for SMBFS of Olaf Barthel. In this program you can set user, password, server and available disk space, which is shared. Configuration is writen in ENV: and ENVARC:. Program uses standard system solution "Notifications" for Workbench notifications. Author made tests on X5000 and A1222.

Added: 2019-01-23 11:59, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

December's games: Friking Shark, Prototype, Pingus and others
December's games: Friking Shark, Prototype, Pingus and others

In December 2018 we received several ports of games, which we didn't mention, but they are worth to play. The game Friking Shark is a remake of Flying Shark - shooter made in 80s, which had version also for Amiga. The new version uses Warp3d Nova i and it is looks quite nice. The second game also has some "roots" - Prototype (uses new Warp) and it's very similar to famous RType.

Read more »

Added: 2019-01-20 14:17, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

Photos from Amiga Ireland 2019
spotkanie

I prepared especially for you a gallery of photos made during Amiga Ireland party, which took a place 18-19th of January 2019 in hotel "The Prince of Wales" in Athlone. You will also find video material with speach of David Pleasance and Trevor Dickinson.

See the video »

Added: 2019-01-20 12:13, Author: cm, Category: Events Comments »

UAE4All2 1.90 for Nintendo Switch
snes

As we can read in amiga-news service, in November 2018 new version of UAE4All2 emulator, which is available here prepared for Nintendo Switch console. Currenty we have version 1.90. The issue is, that only models bought after summer 2018 could handle this emulator (in previous versions there was no possibility to change some settings)

Added: 2019-01-17 22:35, Author: st, Category: Emulation Comments »

Amiberry v2.24
raspberry_pi

New version of the best Amiga emulator for Raspberry Pi, Amiberry, has been released today. Version 2.24 contains number of fixes and changes - details you can find here. Update in Amibian is currently not possible (due to differences in structure), but it is planned to be fixed in newest version.

See the video »

Added: 2019-01-15 22:05, Author: mp, Category: Emulation Comments »

Amiga themes for Firefox
timberwolf

Web browser Firefox, which is no longer #1 on the market, is still developed (current version is 64.0.2). Those of you, who still use it, could be interested in 4 themes created in 2013 by Martin 'Mason' Merz (he is responsible for icons in AmigaOS and AISS package), which are available here in addons for Firefox. One of themes contain logo of Timberwolf, unfinished port of Firefox for AmigaOS.

Added: 2019-01-15 21:48, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Elite game available for free
gry

On Ian Bell's webpage you can download famous Elite game for free - it is precursor of Amiga hit "Frontier: Elite II". Just to remind - it is space simulator, but there are also arcade and trade accents. On the webpage you could find also lots of different materials, like docs and part of source code.

Added: 2019-01-14 23:26, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

YT 1.9
youtube

YT is aARexx script, which allows to connect to YouTube link to play video materials using MPlayer or FFPlay. Script could be used also in browsers Odyssey, IBrowse, AWeb, NetSurf, and also program eNewsReader.

Added: 2019-01-14 16:17, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

C64 Power offers also equipement for Amiga
sprzet

Company C64 Power, besides equipement for C64, offers also things for classic Amiga - power supllies for A500/600/1200 and CD32, as well as DB9 adapter for USB (you can use it with Amiga One or Raspberry Pi). All interested should contact directly with Rafał Szyja by FB.

Added: 2019-01-13 23:50, Posted by: mp, Category: Hardware Comments »

Author: Rafał Szyja

X5000 Blog - VICE
c64

There is new entry on Amiga One X5000 blog (with number of pictures and video materials) about emulation of Commodore 64 using program VICE: offers a good opportunity to check out some fantastic games which have been released for the platform over the past few years.

Added: 2019-01-13 00:17, Author: st, Category: Emulation Comments »

RedPill 0.6.9
redpill

Game creator (alternative to Backbone) named "RedPill' (written in AmiBlitz2) is available now in version 0.6.9 - all changes are described in Facebook's page of this project. In the newest version you will find possibility of splitting sprites, what you can see on this video.

See the video »

Added: 2019-01-10 22:25, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

MUIBase 4.1
biuro

MUIbase (Magic data BASE with User Interface) is a relative and programmable (language Lisp) database with graphic interface developed by Steffen Gutmann. Changes in version 4.1: improved time for reloading projects by storing a version number for each record and better debugging. There is also new demo project. Avalaiable versions for PPC and 68k.

Added: 2019-01-10 21:40, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Amiga User 6/2019
aibb

Amiga User is s paper magazine in English by Adama Zalepa's edition. Magazine is prepared for all Amiga users - both classic and NG as well as for fans of emulation, games and demoscene. Sixth number will be released in February. It costs 40 zł or 10 EUR (eBook version included in price). In current number you can find articles about hardware extensions for all Amiga models, best LCD monitors, how to read Not-DOS disks and creation of 2D/3D charts.

Added: 2019-01-10 21:31, Author: st, Category: Magazines Comments »

Hydra Castle Labyrinth
zrecznosciowe

Hydra Castle Labyrinth is an arcade game, which was ported for AmigaOS 4 by kas1e. Player can use joystick, window is scaled and it also could work in full screen. To hear MIDI music we should use TiMidity and sound Gravis Ultra Sound.

See the video »

Added: 2019-01-09 00:22, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

AmigaLive 0.97
gry

AmigaLive is a Netplay client, which uses network handling of Amigi emulator FS-UAE. Thanks to this you can play against other Amiga players by internet. Both players connect with AmigaLive server to play together. AmigaLive includes also simply chat and is available for Windows, OSX and Linux.

Added: 2019-01-09 00:13, Author: st, Category: Emulation Comments »

The Kiwi's Tale
zrecznosciowe

For Amiga: CD32 and models with AGA a new arcade game The Kiwi's Tale is available. Our hero is a kiwi bird named Nik - it is remake of "The New Zealand Story" game. The game contains 15 large levels, possibility to play using two joysticks and audio track (in CD32 version). Game requires 2 MB CHIP RAM and 68020 processor (some FAST RAM will be helpful).

See the video »

Added: 2019-01-07 00:57, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

Video edition: VideoClipper i SimpleSub
wideo

Kevin Taddeucci added into OS4Depot two applications, which could be useful during edition of video materials. The first one, VideoClipper, uses MPlayer and FFmpeg to cut and merge of films in the different formats. The second program - SimpleSub - is designed to creation, edition and encoding of text in format SRT (.srt).

Added: 2019-01-07 00:44, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Happy New Year!
nowy_rok

New Year 2018 begins, so we wish you all the best. The old one is finishing, but let the dreams stay with you. Let 2019 be happy and very good for you (and for Amiga world also)!
eXec.pl editors

Added: 2018-12-31 15:20, Author: redakcja, Category: Events Comments »

Amiga/C64 Forever 8
amigaforever

New version of packages Amiga Forever and C64 Forever, both marked as version 8, have been released. Traditionally, they are available in three editions (Value, Plus and Premium). More info and possibility to purchase on producer's site.

Added: 2018-12-31 15:17, Author: mp, Category: Emulation Comments »

Amiga modules in Spotify and iTunes
scena

If you use streaming services to listining to the music, then you should check playlist "Genuine Amiga Music" on (Spotify or iTunes), which contains over 25 hours (460 songs) made by Amiga musicans like Elmobo, cTrix, or Dr. Awesome.

Added: 2018-12-30 18:05, Author: st, Category: Demoscene Comments »

Amiga Future 136
amiga_future

In issue 136 (January-February 2019) of magazine Amiga Future you will find: interview with z Artur Gadawski (7-bit) and overview of games Heroes Of Gorluth, Barbarian+, The Battle for Wesnoth as well as articles about AmigaOS 3.1.4 and AmiCygnix. Magazine is available in German and English versions Price: 6,50 euro or 9,50 euro (with CD).

Added: 2018-12-30 17:54, Author: st, Category: Magazines Comments »

AMIcast SE 8 - Amiga in 2018
amiwigilia

Krzysztof "Radzik" Radzikowski and Marcin "Piana" Pianka made summary of 2018 in English podcast. You are welcome to listening: AMIcast - Special Episode 9 - Amiga in 2018. Text version of 2018 summary by Krzysztof Radzikowski you will find here.

Listen »

Added: 2018-12-30 13:59, Author: mp, Category: Journalism Comments »

Amiga parts from 3D printer
amiga1200

In Dutch store 3d Print Service you can order parts of Amiga case for different models and they will be made on 3D printer. It could be parts like mounting frames, trapdoors, buttons for floppy drive or card holders. You can also oder parts for Raspberry Pi.

Added: 2018-12-30 12:05, Author: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

Return to Civilization
gry

Szymon Żyła has prepared gallery, which contains pictures from strategic game Civilization in three editions: Amiga AGA, Freeciv (AmigaOS 4) and board: last time I was plaing in Freeciv several years ago on mA1, but it was small adventure, real "fights" were taking a place on A500 in the early 90s. Even switching floppies didn't interrupt us.

Added: 2018-12-29 22:42, Author: redakcja, Category: Games Comments »

AmiParty XXIV
spotkanie

Nearest AmiParty will take place in Chełm between 15 and 17 of Febryary 2019. Start is planned for Friday, 12AM, and will be finished on Sunday morning (without any breaks!). Party place, as usual, IMAGE, ul. Hutnicza 30, Chełm [PL]

Added: 2018-12-29 16:21, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

Interview with Trevor Dickinson
trevor

On blog Blitterwolf you will find interview with Trevor Dickinson from A-EON Technology: "A-EON should be releasing an 'Enhancer Software Pack' for Classic Amiga power users in the not too distant future", "many people probably don't know is that, unlike me, Matthew is also a developer".

Added: 2018-12-28 21:52, Author: st, Category: Journalism Comments »

Review of AmiKit X 10.5.2
Review of AmiKit X 10.5.2

When someone, who has never heard about Amiga before, asks me why I would want to turn current modern computer into something retro and old fashioned, my short answer is: "Simply because I love Amiga!"

The longer answer, which I like and use often, involves Mustang. Not a horse. The car Ford Mustang from the 60's. It was a piece of art and if you ever had one (not me), you were a happy man, now with many beautiful memories. If you want to feel it again now, you can buy an old Mustang, providing you find one, or you can buy a new, quite ordinary car and use a magic stick to make it look and behave like your old love - AmiKit author Ján Zahurančík.

In December this year, version 10.5.2 appeared - a list of changes can be found here. Marcin Pianka prepared AmiKit X review.

Added: 2018-12-27 22:31, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Year 2018 in positive way
exec

Szymon Żyła prepared summary of 2018 in Amiga World in "a positive way". He wrote about 8 most important positive things, which have happened during 2018. Enjoy the reading!

Added: 2018-12-27 08:18, Author: redakcja, Category: Journalism Comments »

Simple Mail 0.45
simple_mail

It is a kind of Christmas tradition, that we receive new version of email client Simple Mail within this time. The latest one, marked as 0.45, is prepared for AmigaOS 4 and 3.x and requires newest MUI to work stable.

Added: 2018-12-25 13:39, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Barony: Blessed Addition
Barony: Blessed Addition

Barony is a 3D, first-person roguelike. The goal of the game is to descend to the bottom of a dark dungeon known as the Devil's Bastion and destroy an undead lich named Baron Herx, who terrorized the peaceful town of Hamlet in life and is now harboring a curse against the land from beyond the grave.

Barony is a 3D game and support multiplayer for up to 4 players over internet or LAN. Gameplay inspired by RPG classics roguelike game, like Ultima Underworld, System Shock, & Daggerfall (we have for example random world). The game has been made in 2015 by Turning Wheel LLC.

Game port is one of the first, which uses wrapper GL4ES (OpenGL1.x, 2.x i 3.x by ogles2.library and Warp3D Nova).

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-24 16:21, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

Komoda & Amiga plus - number 11 available to download
cagames

Due to Christmas time "Komoda & Amiga plus" editors made present to all readers and made number 11 available to download. It is available here. There is also Polish version, available there.

Added: 2018-12-24 15:03, Author: mp, Category: Magazines Comments »

Christmas card from Andy Broad
program_graficzny

Andy Broad, authot of graphics program Sketch Block, has prepared special video material for a Christmas time. You can see, how he paints using his application a Chrimstmas card. Music in the background is "Ottoman Blues" from his EP "Cockerel Blues", which is avalilable in iTunes.

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-24 13:35, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Marry Christmas!
choinka

We wish a Peaceful, Wonderful and Merry Christmas to you and your family, as well as a lots of fun and pleasure from Amiga usage:
eXec.pl editors

Added: 2018-12-24 13:28, Author: redakcja, Category: Events Comments »

Trevor about Tabor and Libre Office
Trevor about Tabor and Libre Office

"I really can't say anything bad about that". Newest entry in Trevor Dickinson's blog. He wrote about different topics: Enhancer Software v1.5, Amiga T-shirts of Chelsea footbal team and curious photos of CD32 "destroyed" by Scala company. Mots important, from our point of view, are info about Taborze (A1222) and Libre Office:

Read more »

Added: 2018-12-23 17:12, Author: st, Category: Journalism Comments »

Amiga Forever (and two games) in special offer
amigaforever

In Groupees service you can find special offer for Amiga fans - paying 4,99 dolars you will purchase Amiga Forever package (Plus Edition), games Heroes of Gorluth and Tales of Gorluth and also music of techno artist from Hamburg - Remute. This offer is valid until end of 2018.

Added: 2018-12-21 17:07, Author: st, Category: Emulation Comments »

Barbarian Plus
gry

Tena Shu, Colin Vell and Simeone Bernacchia prepared "refresh" version of Barbarian game (Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior, 1988 - Palace Software). Graphics is more colorful, animations are improved and there are new scenes of fights. Barbarian Plus is a set of 6 floppy disk and you can dowload it from stąd. Minimum requirement is 2MB of Chip Ram.

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-21 14:17, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

Open Fodder
gry

Open Fodder is the open source engine available (GitHub - where we could expect port for AmigaOS?), which allows to run Cannon Fodder in modern operating system - currently we have versions for Windows, Linux, OpenBSD and RetroPie. We have there also map creator. You can plan demo version and also versions available in GOG service. There is possibility to use data from Amiga version.

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-20 14:50, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

A500 with AmigaOS 3.1.4 on Epsilon's blog
amigaos3

On Epsilon's blog you can read (and also view - as usual there are many photos) instalation process with Kickstart replacement of AmigaOS 3.1.4 system on Amiga 500.

Added: 2018-12-19 20:55, Author: st, Category: AmigaOS Comments »

ProTrekkr 2.5.5
audio

ProTrekkr (known earlier as NoiseTrekker) is application to create electronic music, assembilng synthesizer with traditional sampling tracker. Program is available in newest version 2.5.5 (compiled for AmigaOS4) you can download from DropBox. ProTrekkr website is located in Google Code service.

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-19 20:34, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

AmiBoing is back
internet

Just after issues with GDPR and private policy AmiBoing website has back. You will find there info about games made by EntwicklerX group (for example Spencer, M.A.C.E. or Swamp Defense). There is also possibility to download demo versions and overview the best scores.

Added: 2018-12-19 15:52, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

2018 - Editorial's Duet: Year Of The Nothing
artykul

Editorial of eXec.pl portal decided to publish duet of opinions. Instead one, averaged opinion about year 2018, you will receive two separate comment written from different points of view. On the beginning disadvantages - Marcin "Piana" Pianka and Year of the nothing. The next one will be positive article by Szymon "Szaman" Żyła.

Added: 2018-12-18 21:29, Author: redakcja, Category: Journalism Comments »

Firmware VHDL for Prometeusz on freeware licence
sprzet

Probably all of us remember PCI Bridge made by Polish producer Matay. In 2012 Grzegorz "Krashan" Kraszewski published full documentation on his web page. Earlier (in association with Matay) Michael Böhmer wrote once again firmware for this bridge using new standard VHDL. What is important, that new firmware works with PCI cards, which need DMA for proper work. Also this time Michael published results of his work in web page of e3b company.

Added: 2018-12-16 16:40, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

eXec.pl on Instagram
exec

Just after announce of Google, that Google+ service will be abandoned very soon, we decided to not publish there any news. Instead Google+ we will publish photos of Amiga games and programs on Instagram account, which was created just yesterday. Please follow us, you are welcome!

Read more »

Added: 2018-12-16 14:18, Author: redakcja, Category: Events Comments »

Return to Castle Wolfenstein in Warp3d NOVA version
prace_trwaja

Huno PPC (Nouvel Hugues) announced, that he will not take a part in computer club (it's already closed),selling all things connected with classic Amiga and choosing NG. He will spend a time on beta-test of AmigaOS 4 and focus on making 3D project (including games). We should expect results during Christmas - in YouTube channed he presented film showing game Return to Castle Wolfenstein, which works (thanks to wraper) on OpenGL ES 2.0 with Warp3d NOVA drivers.

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-15 11:39, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

Skill Grid shooter game
gry

Simone Bevilacqua prepared a new shooter game, for classic Amiga with AGA, called Skill Grid. This is not a typical game - it has no end. Our goal is just to survive and get as much points as it is possible. The game will be released in Q1 2019, both in electronic and box versions.

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-15 11:34, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

AmiQuake 1.21
quake

New version of AmiQuake, number 1.21, is available for classic Amiga with AGA chipset. This is engine, which allows to launch Quake game. Mouse interpolation is now enabled by default (console command 'm_filter'). Free mouse look is now enabled by default (console command '+mlook'). The maximum number of particles that can be used is now configurable (console command 'r_maxparticles'), this can be from as low as 8 particles up to a maximum of 2048 particles.

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-13 14:51, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

Flare 1.09
gry

Flare 1.09 (released 9.12.2018) is now available for download. It is RPG engine and it is shortcut for Free/Libre Action Roleplaying Engine. Here you can get Flare. What's new? Interface has been improves, there are new options connected with mouse moves and we have first elements of alchemy in the game. Full release note you can find here, on official website of project.

Added: 2018-12-12 22:36, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

Tiger Claw
Tiger Claw

Tiger Claw is a game based on old 8-bit hit Bruce Lee. Initially it was available for Commodore C64 and currently we have Amiga 500 version to purchase in digital, as well as box version (on CD there is also version for CD32). Purpose of this game is to taken back 4 mistic scrolls, but you should use your advance fight skills to complete this mission. Good luck!

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-11 21:03, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

Power Glove for Amiga has been released
Power Glove for Amiga has been released

"Power Glove Reloaded" is a new game for Amiga 500 with 1MB RAM and it is well known from C-64 version. You can purchase game both in digital version, as well as exclusive big box. We received improved graphics (included C64 mode), great music, 6 huge maps and i 4 powerfull bosses. Have a good fun!

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-11 20:39, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

"The Chaos Engine" mod for Doom
fps

Yesterday we had opportunity to celebrate 25 years of Doom. In ZDoom forum we can find new mod for Doom, which brings The Chaos Engine from classic Amiga into Doom's world. The project has been tested by AmigaBill (from The Guru Meditation channel). Currently we have ready: two levels, three characters and three special powers.

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-11 20:27, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

AmUX (ex Amiga X)
oprogramowanie

Amiga X team had to change their plans due to legal issues. Instead new cumputer, authors will focus on the software, known as AmUX (available for PC, Mac and Linux). More info on FB page.

Added: 2018-12-10 20:28, Author: mp, Category: Emulation Comments »

amiganews.exec.pl also in social media
facebook

Due to start of amiganews.exec.pl project (service with news from eXec.pl in English), we launched also new accounts on social media portals: Twitter and Facebook. We invite everybody, who wants to follow our news. Polish accounts TT and FB are still the same.

Added: 2018-12-10 13:01, Author: redakcja, Category: Events Comments »

Test of Sega Mega Drive emulator
oprogramowanie

On the AmigaOne X5000 blog you can read test of Sega Mega Drive emulator DGen: it is worth noting that many of the standout Mega Drive titles like FIFA, Road Rash or Street Fighter 2 were pretty poor efforts when they finally ended up on the Amiga and in contrast many of the top Amiga titles of the same period like Lotus, Chaos Engine, Shadow of The Best and Speedball were not as good on the Mega Drive.

Added: 2018-12-09 15:15, Author: st, Category: Emulation Comments »

AmiKit - announcement
amikit

Thanks to Jan Zahurancik we received the latest version of AmiKit package, version 10.2. Work is in progress, so please expect overview in amiganews.eXec.pl quite soon

Added: 2018-12-09 10:11, Author: mp, Category: Software Comments »

WinUAE 4.1.0
winuae

New version 4.1.0 of WinUAE, the best Amiga emulator on Windows, has been released. You can download program and find list of changes here. New emulated hardware: CSA Twelwe Gauge (A1200 accelerator) and AccessX/Acetec IDE controller, important change - 68030 MMU emulation compatibility improved.

Added: 2018-12-08 10:53, Author: mp, Category: Emulation Comments »

Avermedia Live Gamer Portable 2 (kas1e's test)
wideo

In amigans.net forum kas1e showed how he has been testing new hardware, Avermedia Live Gamer Portable 2, which is used to catch video signal. Purpose of this action was to making as most professional redords from Amiga One/AmigaOS 4 as it is possible. Please take a look at this video and judge yourself if the quality is ok and price for hardware is acceptable.

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-07 21:19, Author: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

FlowerPot - overview
amigaforever

In Amiga Guru blog we can read about FlowerPot solution. Goblin wrote: I have personally been a long-time AmigaForever user, but this enviroment (although a top-notch product) is based on 'old systems' (up to AmigaOS 3.9), while what I seek is an AmigaOS4 experience. Luckily, a great coder named Ján Zahurančík, already 'responsible' for the outstanding Amikit, has now produced FlowerPot, a complete installation of the latest AmigaOS4.1FE (Final Edition).

Added: 2018-12-07 21:08, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Amibian.js - what, why and how
raspberry_pi

Jon Aasenden, chief of Amibian.js, based on big number of questions regarding this project, decided to describe it's details. His text you can find here .

Added: 2018-12-07 13:54, Author: mp, Category: Software Comments »

AmigaAMP 3.23 - correction version
audio

There is new version of the music player AmigaAMP for AmigaOS 4 and 3.9 systems. It is available here. In version 3.23 we will find mainly bug fixes (messages from application.library, scanning of skins and addons, cleaning the playlist and brackets in the names of files) as well as handling of COMM field (comments) in ID3v2 tags.

Added: 2018-12-07 11:19, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Friend OS - first overview
internet

Marcin "Piana" Pianka described his first contact with Friend OS, which has Amiga roots (unofficially, of course) I bear in mind, that this is long-term project and there are plans for next several years, but we received public version, so Norwegian company wants to show us something.

Added: 2018-12-05 20:26, Author: redakcja, Category: Software Comments »

TAWS - journey from AmigaOS 1.0 to 4.1 FE
internet

Text describes web page, where you can take a look how works (or have been working) Workbench under different versions of AmigaOS. Author: Marcin "Piana" Pianka.

Added: 2018-12-05 16:41, Author: redakcja, Category: Software Comments »

TAWS 0.30
TAWS 0.30

TAWS means The Amiga Workbench Simulation and version 0.30 has been released. Project is taken by Michael Rupp and it shows us (using web technologies) Workbench in web browser. There are AmigaOS versions from 1.0 up to newest! You can find TAWS project here: www.taws.ch. Review of TAWS will be here soon, but for this moment please take a look at change log:

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Added: 2018-12-02 20:54, Posted by: st, Category: Software Comments »

Author: Marcin "Piana" Pianka

AQUABYSS - video trailer
gry

It took more than three years of hard work, but finally Aged Code studio presents incoming game AQUABYSS for our special Amiga computers. It is a real milestone for the studio. We hope to give you a very special kind of game. More info soon, but for this moment please take a look at trailer.

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-02 15:29, Posted by: st, Category: Games Comments »

Author: Aged Code Studio

The Haujobb Amiga Framework
gcc

In GitHub service there are new source codes of The Haujobb framework, which was discussed during presentation "Modern Amiga Demo Cross-Development". This is solution, which allows to create demoscene productions on PC using modern IDE with cross compilation for Amiga 68k computers. Full documentation you can find here. The presentation (mentioned before) you can see here:

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-01 23:31, Author: st, Category: Demoscene Comments »

A1208 - memory extension for A1200
amiga1200

In RetroAmi webshop you can purchase new memory extension for Amiga 1200 up to 8MB Fast. A1208 allows work in "PCMCIA firendy" mode using special settings of jumpers. In this case 4MB Fast is available and also possibility of using PCMCIA equipement. A1208 is produced by Archi-Tech. Cards will be send on the beginning of January 2019.

Added: 2018-12-01 23:20, Author: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

amigaremix.com - new mp3
audio

There are new mp3 files on webpage AmigaRemix. They contain remixes of music from AMiga games. Please take a look at these propositions and enjoy listening of music from Oil Imperium game:

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Added: 2018-12-01 23:13, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

smbfs 2.1
samba

After two years of work Olaf Barthel released new version of Amiga SMB client. This protocol is used by Samba and Microsoft Windows to share files and printers. Support for Unicode has been added as well as handling of big files (> 4 GB) and retrieving of lost connections with data server. Number of bugs have been fixed. Tool is available both in PPC i 68k versions.

Added: 2018-12-01 22:55, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Game Heroes of Gorluth has been released
gry

Action/RPG game (made using Backbone) Heroes of Gorluth (successor of Tales of Gorluth) is send to customers on CD version. You can still purchase - it costs 19,99 euro. Minimal requirements: Amiga CD32 or ECS with 2 MB RAM.

See the video »

Added: 2018-12-01 22:47, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

AmiCygnix 1.4
AmiCygnix 1.4

AmiCygnix is a Unix environment for AmigaOS 4. It is not a kind of emulation - all programs are full native. AmiCygnix offers only some things like the typical Unix path tree and a Unix like data structure.

Programs use libraries X-Server and X11. Some necessary tool-kits GUI have been moved from Unix system.

In new version, number 1.4, we will find:

  • fixed graphic drivers, which allow to use new Radeon HD cards,
  • driver "picasso96clonewbdb" has been fixed. It stopped to work just after Update 1 release, but currently it works using 32 bit screens (in fact data processing still uses 16 bits),
  • print command "lpr" could use now Amiga drivers package TurboPrint,
  • SSL by OpenSSL and GnuTLS has been updated, as well as certificates,
  • in package of programs, attached to AmiCygnix, you will find for example NetSurf web browser with OpenSSl 1.01o and current version of pic browser GPicView.

Added: 2018-11-29 20:38, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Siamese System
sprzet

Siamese is software/hardware solution, which allows Amiga and PC computer (Windows 95/98/NT4) to share keyboard, mouse and monitor. Beside this, Amiga has access to PC drives (including mapped network disks) and is able to run programs Windows under AmigaDOS or ARexx (both systems has common text clipboard). Czesław Mnich prepared gallery, where you can see this product, which was make by British company HiQ in 1996.

Added: 2018-11-28 13:20, Author: redakcja, Category: Hardware Comments »

Micromys V5
sprzet

Individual Computers prepared the fifth version of PS/2 adapter for mouse (and also for trackball, joystick or "Koala Pad"). It can be used for classic Amiga, but also for Atari ST/Falcon and Commodore 64. Even more - we can connect such adapter for other machines, like 8-bit Atari and Commodore VC-20. Price of the product is about 30 or 34 euro (depends on type of DB9 connector).

Added: 2018-11-27 22:45, Author: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

"Amiga 34" confirmed
spotkanie

Markus Tillmann, promoter of events "Amiga 30" and "Amiga 32", has confirmed, that he will organize next meeting in 2019. Amiga 34 event will be organized in Neuss (Germany). It will take place in 12 and 13-th of October 2019.

Added: 2018-11-26 21:42, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

Amiga User 5/2018
Amiga User 5/2018

Amiga User is the paper magazine published by Adam Zalepa. This journal is prepared for all Amiga users, both classic and NG, as well as for fans of demoscene, games and emulation.

Fifth number has been released and it is available here. It cost 10 euro plus shipping (e-book version included in this price).

In current number you will find:

  • detailed review of AmigaOS 3.1.4,
  • text about SASI and SCSI,
  • which firmware is the best for Gotek,
  • descriptions of Amiga games,
  • and many more.

Magazine is available in paper version. 90 full colour pages.

Added: 2018-11-25 11:10, Author: st, Category: Magazines Comments »

SketchBlock Pro 3.1
SketchBlock Pro 3.1

Andy Broad has updated his program for sketching SketchBlock. This application allows to create graphics in high resolution using HDR (High Dynamic Range). In version 3.1 tools for manual sketching were optimized, as well as functions responsible for image processing.

Current features of program:

  • over 100 high quality brushes,
  • sensitive painting/sketching,
  • full support for tablet,
  • basic graphic operations: podstawowe operacje na grafice: scale, rotate, convolution, bilateral filtering, alpha masking, upgraded tools for work with text and perfect antialiasing,
  • possibility to use extended memory (introducing within AmigaOS 4.1 FE) and work with graphics, which are larger than 2GB RAM, disk based paging,
  • support of different types of files

Read more »

Added: 2018-11-24 11:45, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

AMIcast SE 8 - amiganews.exec.pl
exec

AMIcast, English podcast of Radzik, is back! Main editor Krzysztof "Radzik" Radzikowski together with Marcin "Piana" Pianka discuss about amiganews.exec.pl, new project of Exec.pl. This podcast will be part of this project and connected with eXec EN. Current episode is kind of introduction to our new project. Enjoy your listening!

Listen »

Added: 2018-11-22 19:47, Author: st, Category: Journalism Comments »

Komoda & Amiga plus - number #11
cagames

W eleventh number of Komoda & Amiga plus magazine you will find: history of Sensible Software, review of games: Dark Seed, Aquaria and Warlords. There are also articles about EvenMore program and extension A604n. And of course lots of other texts for Commodore and Amiga fans. You can buy this magazine both in English for 5 euro (Polish version costs 20 zł) plus shipping cost. It will be available for download soon, but please support them by purchasing magazine.

Added: 2018-11-21 18:43, Author: st, Category: Magazines Comments »

Adapter PCMCIA - KA02
sprzet

KA02 is the newest product for classic Amiga from RastPort company. It is external PCMCIA adapter for Amiga 1200 (standard case). This adapter occurs, that PCMCIA card is located vertically, next to the left side of Amiga. Such solution takes less place in your desk and Ethernet cable is located in the rear of Amiga. Some photos of this adapter are available on producer's side. KA02 is available in black and white versions.

Added: 2018-11-20 21:45, Author: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

HstWB Installer 1.2.0
winuae

HstWB to a script tool in Powershell (Windows) and AmigaDOS functionality, which can install AmigaOS 3.1 or 3.9 with add-ons, which we need: Boing Bags, selected Kickstart, additional packages like BetterWB, ClassicWB, EAB WHDload, Picasso96 and favourite version of WinUAE. Installation version is finally available in stable version (1.2.0) here.

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Added: 2018-11-19 19:16, Author: st, Category: Emulation Comments »

Blog: Mark Dastmalchi-Round
internet

Mark Dastmalchi-Round is sysadmin (Unix). He is also sound engineer and plays bass guitar. He is also great fan of Amiga computers and just bought AmigaOne X5000. On his blog he described how to emulate classic Amiga on AmigaOS 4. He also took a look at FUSE (ZX Spectrum emulator) and new in AmigaOS SOBJS (files .so) and how to create assigns.

See the video »

Added: 2018-11-19 19:00, Author: st, Category: Journalism Comments »

AmigaOS 4 for a weekend
AmigaOS 4 for a weekend

Adam Mierzwa, knows mainly as author of AmigaOne blog and Amiga NG magazine, released his first book "AmigaOS4 for a weekend". Book is available only as e-book and costs 40 zł. What Adam wrote about his book?

This is kind of supplement for Krzysztof Radzikowski's book AmigaOS 4.1 every day. Krzysztof focused mainly on installation, Extras software, AMIStore shop and production usage of computer. His idea was to shown how to use Amiga NG nowadays, even using cloud solutions.

I show elementary of Workbench and AmigaOS, even such points like moving of icons and games. Just Amiga for a weekend. So books don't cover the same area.

Book is available in Polish version only.

Added: 2018-11-09 12:34, Author: st, Category: Journalism Comments »

Retro ready - new Amiga online shop
internet

Retro Ready is new Amiga online shop, located in Great Britain. It focuses mainly on distribution and promotion such producers like Ami-tech and Rastport. Shop offers accessories for Amiga 600 and 1200: PCMCIA ethernet cards, WIFI WPA2/AE, interfaces CF2IDE, IDE2SD, PCMCIA-CF/SD. Number of items still growing.

Added: 2018-11-09 12:09, Posted by: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

Author: Sir_Lucas

RetroKomp 2018: new games for classic Amiga
RetroKomp 2018: new games for classic Amiga

During RetroKomp 2018 there was "gamedev" competition. Games for Amiga did not win the whole contest (first place was occupied by C64 game), but number of such production was biggest. Please find these games - from position 11 to 2:

See the video »

Added: 2018-11-09 12:05, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

Troubles with OS 3.1.4
amigaos3

Hyperion has lots of issues just after release of AmigaOS 3.1.4. First steps were pretty fine - customers received set of Mason's icons and wallpapers. Next they informed about percentage of sales per country (biggest market - Germany, Poland - 4%). And then - Amiga Inc is back in the game!

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Added: 2018-11-07 17:54, Author: st, Category: AmigaOS Comments »

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