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2019-10-18 22:55

Vampire V4 Standalone - details and price
Vampire V4 Standalone - details and price

During Amiga34, all people visiting party could purchase Vampire V4 Standalone computer in a very special set: Vampire V4 standalone with AROS Kickstart, aluminum case, power supply, mouse and keyboard, CF adapter and oraz USB Blaster.

Price of such set: 549 euro. Here we have progress on software for Standalone version:

  • Ethernet: work is in progress, driver is being written.
  • USB: support for some input devices like USB mice and keyboards.
  • Joystick : Status support of AMIGA Joy
  • OCS/AGA: Many games and demos work perfectly, but not 100%.
  • Boot drives: boot from IDE/CF, microSD card for data exchange. Bootable microSD is in roadmap.

Added: 2019-09-30 18:01, Author: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

Special edition of Amiga User magazine for Amiga34 in Neuss
aibb

Adam Zalepa and his publishing house prepared a special number of Amiga User magazine! It is bilingual edition - English and German, which will be available during Amiga34 party in Neuss. What's inside? Unpublished articles about using Amiga basic software and tweaking of operating system.

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Added: 2019-09-12 08:31, Posted by: st, Category: Magazines Comments »

Author: Adam Zalepa

RetroSfera Vol.3
spotkanie

16-17.11.2019 - during these days a retro party RetroSfera will take place in Brzeg (ul. Ofiar Katynia 25). It is a third edition of this party. What you will find there? Retro computers, retro consoles and retro games. And of course competitions: for example Street Fighter II and Quake 3 Arena. Free entrance. More info you will find on Facebook.

Added: 2019-09-10 12:01, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

The latest production by CrapTeam
scena

There are new productions of Crapteam available. Crapium - the 1st place in Amiga Demo Compo at Xenium plus distinction - the best way of using dino inside, CrapTro6 - 2nd place at AmiParty XXV and Cycle Demo - 2nd place at Decrunch 2049.

See the video »

Added: 2019-09-03 09:44, Posted by: st, Category: Demoscene Comments »

Author: Mandi

Amiga in the cars
amigacd32

We would like to show you two video presentations, where you could see how Polish Amiga users connect Amiga CD32 to their cars - Citroen C8 and Toyota Prius.

See the video »

Added: 2019-09-03 09:23, Posted by: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

Author: Aniela

IBM makes Power PC architecture open
powercpu

It's a pity, that it has happened in 2019, not ten years ago. Just after taking control over Red Hat, IBM made the next step and 20.8.2019 released architecture of Power processors. More info you could find in service The Next Platform and on OpenPOWER foundation webpage .

Added: 2019-09-03 09:09, Posted by: st, Category: Events Comments »

Author: Rafał Gdaniec

ACube Systems announces partnership with C-Media
acube

Italian company ACube Systems, known as producer of SAM motherboards works with AmigaOS 4, announced cooperation with C-Media - the worldwide leader of audio chips for desktops, laptops and mobiles. They would like to thanks to Power Progress Community (Notebook PowerPC) for making a progress in their projects.

Added: 2019-08-15 18:25, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

Powstaje serwer ZitaFTP
prace_trwaja

Hans de Ruiter works on FTP server application for AmigaOS 4, which should be fast, safe and able to provide several connections in the same time. Program is named ZitaFTP and you could see how it works on this video.

See the video »

Added: 2019-08-09 22:37, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Komoda & Amiga + #13
cagames

New issue of "Komoda&Amiga+" magazine has been released. It is designed for fans of Commodore computers. What's inside? Reviews, interviews, manuals....Lots of great texts, as usual. The magazine you could purchased (8 euro) here. For the first time Cover CD with lots of materials for Amiga users is also available with magazine. CD costs 5 euro and is available for purchase here.

Added: 2019-08-09 21:32, Author: mp, Category: Magazines Comments »

Return of X5000 blog
amigaonex5000

After a while of absent, blog of Amiga One X5000 user - Michael Hayler is back. Small reminder - you will find there review of newest software for AmigaOS 4 and number of tests of emulators. Michael uses on X5000 also alternative system MorphOS.

Added: 2019-08-05 22:23, Author: st, Category: Journalism Comments »

glSnoop 0.2
gcc

In GitHub there is developing experiment tool glSnoop, which is used for monitoring of applications using new 3D libraries in Amiga world - OpenGL ES 2.0 and Warp3D Nova.

See the video »

Added: 2019-08-05 22:11, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Blastaway is coming
zrecznosciowe

Author of BOH - Simone Bevilacqua works on a new game. Blastaway will be a shooter inspired by Wizard of Wor and Chaos Engine. Please take a look at the film. Here you could download first compilation for AmigaOS4.

See the video »

Added: 2019-08-05 13:50, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

Apollo Core GOLD 2.12 Release Candidate
vampire

A new version of firmware for FPGA Vampire card for classic Amiga will be released soon. We could test version RC (compliled 20.7.2019), where you will find 15/16bits RTG modes (R5G5B5PC, B8G8R8A8), mouse improvements, new minimal boot pic with melody and faster 32bit write for the IDE. More info you could find on apollo-core.com.

Read more »

Added: 2019-08-05 13:01, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

AmiKit for Raspberry Pi?
raspberry_pi

AmiKit team has added photo (on his Facebook profile), which shows rebuild menu of AmiKit XE. It will be not so interested, but there was comment about changes prepared especially for Raspberry Pi version. There were no details about necessary requirements. The original info you could find here.

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Added: 2019-07-29 19:14, Posted by: st, Category: Software Comments »

Author: Adam Zieliński

Golden Gate 386/486
amiga2000

The Golden Gate card made by German company Vortex in 1992. It is a hardware emulator of PC 386 or 486 computer (386SX 25 MHz, 486SLC 25 MHz or 486SLC2 50 MHz to be more strict) for Amiga with Zorro II slots. In our gallery you could find pictures of this set.

Added: 2019-07-23 12:33, Author: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

Amiga 1200+
amiga1200

On the page of Belgian Amiga Club you could find a project (yes, there are pictures) re-implementation of Amiga 1200 board called "Amiga 1200+". The board could be putted into standard case. Just to remind - memory and video have been moved into separate modules. Author of the project is Jeroen Vandezande. This project is based on Open Source rules and you could find it in BitBucket repository.

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Added: 2019-07-22 09:45, Author: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

Notebook PPC - schematic in alpha version
netbook

People work on Open Hardware PowerPC Notebook has published on GitHub schematic in alpha version. Licence "Cern OHL" has been chosen ,because it is specific for open hardware and it covers aspects regarding hardware production.

Added: 2019-07-22 09:28, Author: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

Interview with Mark Ritter
wywiad

Amiga On The Lake has published on the blog interview with Mark Ritter - author of Workbench Explorer and InfoData.gadget from Enhancer software: What is killing me now is the lack of development from Hyperion. I submitted a bug report for the listbrowser.gadget class over two years ago. It was fixed right away. But it still has not been released to the public.

Added: 2019-07-22 09:18, Author: st, Category: Journalism Comments »

AmiWest 2019
spotkanie

Current, 22th, edition of AmiWest in Sacramento (California, USA) will be held 23-27th of October on hotel Holiday Inn Express. Exhibitors: A-EON Technology, AmigaKit and Amiga On The Lake (AOTL). Thanks to AOTL support dev conference will be free of charge. It will be handled by Steven Solie (Exec SG Team Lead). All necessary info (booking also) is available here.

Added: 2019-07-21 22:41, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

NetSurf 3.9 - ReAction version
netsurf

Chris Young has compiled version 3.9 of NetSurf browser for AmigaOS 4 and AmigaOS 3.5+ (beta version is available). Changes: better handling of Media Queries within CSS (so there could be different layout of webpage depending on resolution) and also JavaScript engine improvements.

Added: 2019-07-21 22:31, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Interview with Joe Decuir
amiga1000

The channel "The Guru Meditation" released interview with Joe Decuir about the beginning of Amiga. Joe Decuir, during VCF East 2019, discussed about first years of Amiga/Hi-Toro, his role during design phase, relationship with Jay Miner, switching from 8bit Atari 8-bit to Amiga and some law issues with Jack Tramiel.

See the video »

Added: 2019-07-16 10:43, Posted by: st, Category: Journalism Comments »

Author: Rafał Gdaniec

Apollo Team on Gamescom 2019
vampire

Apollo Team, works on Vampire cards for classic Amiga and also Vampire Standalone, announced his participation on Gamescom 2019 - one of the biggest game games exhibitions in Germany. You could find them between 21 and 24th of August in hall 10.

Added: 2019-07-12 23:55, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

TAWS 0.31
internet

A few months ago we presented here, on amiganews.axec.pl, review of TAWS project. New version 0.31 has been released. Here you could find list of changes (comparing to v0.30):

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Added: 2019-07-11 19:30, Author: mp, Category: Software Comments »

Shogo: Mobile Armored Devision 1.9
fps

The Hyperion company (Frank Menzel, to be more precise) updated game Shogo: Mobile Armored Devision to version 1.9 - now you could make print screens during the game (F8), start GUI could be in local language (currently we have German and Italian), screensaver is deactivated and intro is available in better quality. Update could be downloaded from a section Downloads on Hyperion's web site.

Added: 2019-07-10 18:59, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

FooBillard++ 3.42 and update of other 3D games
FooBillard++ 3.42 and update of other 3D games

FooBillard is a free computer billiard game (GPL licence) runs on different opertaing systems based on OpenGL library.

A player could play in different billiard games with computer (several levels) or another player or by network. there is also training mode available.

Realistic game, well programmed artificial intelligence and a proper graphic - so we could call this game a simulator.

kas1e, using gl4es wrapper and OGLES2 library as well as Warp3D Nova, made compilation for AmigaOS 4 last stable version of this game.

See the video »

Added: 2019-07-10 16:47, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

Enhancer Software 1.5
Enhancer Software 1.5

30.6.2019. A-EON Technology Ltd released (free for existing users) package of additional software for AmigaOS 4 - Enhancer Software 1.5. It is 6-th version, which could be downloaded using Updater tool. All three options were updated: Plus, Standard and Special Edition.

See the video »

Added: 2019-07-10 15:50, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

AmigaOS 3.1.4.1
AmigaOS 3.1.4.1

Hyperion Entertainment CVBA released a free update OS 3.1.4 for version 3.1.4.1. We could find there mainly bug fixes, as well as some improvements, for example connected with audio.device or HDToolBoxem, which could define better clock sizes for hard drivers. What's more - CrossDOS should be not sensitive on wrong configuration of mounting and different character encoding.

Added: 2019-07-10 00:31, Author: st, Category: AmigaOS Comments »

Amiga Future 139
amiga_future

In 139-th issue (July-August 2019) of magazine Amiga Future you could find m.in. interview with Volker Wertich (The Settlers), review of games RESHOOT R, River Raid Reloaded and Bridge Strike and also AmigaOS 3.1.4. The magazine is available in German and English version. Price: 6,50 euro or 9,50 euro (with cover CD).

Read more »

Added: 2019-07-09 15:06, Author: st, Category: Magazines Comments »

Flower Pot - how to emulate AmigaOS 4
amikit

Marcin "Piana" Pianka described the Flower Pot package, made by AmiKit team, which allows you to install and use AmigaOS 4.1 for "Classic" machines together with WinUAE in very easy way.

Added: 2019-07-08 23:18, Author: redakcja, Category: Emulation Comments »

New interviews in Amiga Life
wywiad

In service Amiga Life you could find a series of interviews 4pLaY with current and previous m,embers of demoscene. Now you could find there interviews with z Mavey/Potion, Juen, Cutcreator/Resistance and Skipp/PTN&NAH.

Added: 2019-06-25 10:34, Author: st, Category: Journalism Comments »

Hollywood - plugin Polybios PDF 1.1
hollywood

Polybios is a plugin for Hollywood, which allows to view and saving documents in format PDF. The new version 1.1 adds handling of functionality necessary to write PDF viewer - now it is possible to search for text phrases, bookmarks and link from PDF pages. Beside this, there is a possibility to to search PDF pages to set a localization of text there. And we have fetaure, which allows us to extract metadata from PDF documents.

Added: 2019-06-25 09:27, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Projects and new hardware for classic Amiga
sprzet

The new software for Amiga appears very rare, but new extensions and equipment for classic machines... we have a plenty of them. Let's take a look on what we have and what should be in the future:

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Added: 2019-06-24 09:33, Author: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

ArchiKomp in Zabrze
spotkanie

7-th of September 2019 in Zabrze, Poland (address: Centrum Organizacji Pozarządowych - Kazimierza Brodzińskiego 4) between 9 - 17 there will be a meeting of the "Amiga Users Union". Users of other retro computers are also invited.

Added: 2019-06-23 08:27, Posted by: st, Category: Events Comments »

Author: Artur Grala

Two demoscene parties in 2019: Revision and Decrunch
Two demoscene parties in 2019: Revision and Decrunch

We have the half of 2019. And we could say, that demoscene was one of the rare places, where we had lots of interesting points. Here you could see Amiga productions prepared for two parties: Revision (19 - 22.4.2019, Germany) and Polish Decrunch (14-16.6.2019, Wrocław).

See the video »

Added: 2019-06-22 15:42, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

The first half of 2019 - is it agony?
exec

We have a kind of tradition to write a summary of the whole year in Amiga world. But how about summary of the first half of 2019? What has happened important during last six months in our environment? There is simple answer: nothing or nearly nothing. We could count all points on the fingers of one hand.

Read more »

Added: 2019-06-21 10:53, Author: redakcja, Category: Journalism Comments »

IBrowse 2.5 in 2019?
prace_trwaja

In April web page of Amiga browser IBrowse has been updated. We could read there: IBrowse 2.5 isn't available yet, but should be later in 2019. We are working hard on finalizing things for release, including making keys available for purchase again, to coincide with the 2.5 release. Originally, IBrowse 2.5 was supposed to mainly be the OS4 port of IBrowse 2.4, but obviously many years have since passed and many other changes have been made.

Read more »

Added: 2019-06-19 14:02, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Summer with Vampire 4 Standalone?
vampire

Apollo Team announced a massive production of Vampire 4 Standalone even within current summer - on Apollo-core.com forum Gunnar von Boehn (a leader of project) wrote about plans of Vampire 4 SA: We made very good progress and mass production and sales of the V4SA will start this summer.

Added: 2019-06-18 11:03, Posted by: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

Author: Szyk Cech

Impact Vision 24
sprzet

Impact Vision 24 is a video card made by American company GVP (Great Valley Products) in 1991. It was designed for models with Zorro II such features as: framebuffer, framegrabber, flicker fixer, pip and genlock. Additional programs were sold together with this card: Caligari 24, MacroPaint and driver VHI.

Added: 2019-06-16 15:59, Author: cm, Category: Hardware Comments »

Crystal USB - overview
amikit

Marcin "Piana" Pianka took a look at Crystal USB - exclusive pendrive from Amikit. Enjoy your reading!

Added: 2019-06-08 08:55, Author: redakcja, Category: Software Comments »

Pong 4K
gry

Adam Zalepa's edition has prepared a box version of the game, which took 3-rd place during GameDev competition at RetroKomp party in Gdańsk. It is a new version of famous hit in a future-oriented environment. Pong 4K is available on CD (it works on CD32) and AGA chipset is required. Costs - 9 euro + shipping.

See the video »

Added: 2019-06-05 08:43, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

Skillgrid is available for purchasing
gry

We wrote about Skillgrid shooter (AGA version) in December 2018. Currently this this game is available for purchasing both as a version for download as well as deluxe version. Price depends on number of gadgets inside (box, CD, floppy disks, posters, etc.) and is 17 or 23 pounds.

See the video »

Added: 2019-06-04 13:44, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

Pixel Heaven 2019 - gallery
spotkanie

This year's Pixel Heaven party has no Amiga points. Just some classic machines, where people could play and also editors of "Komoda&Amiga+" magazine. Photos made by Marcin Pianka.

See the video »

Added: 2019-06-01 07:42, Author: redakcja, Category: Events Comments »

Warp Engine 040
amiga3000

Warp Engine card is a product made by American company MacroSystem in 1994 and prepared for Amiga 3000 and 4000. In current gallery we would like to show you model with 68040 40 MHz processor and slots for 128 MB RAM i Fast SCSI 2 controller.

Added: 2019-05-31 22:46, Author: cm, Category: Hardware Comments »

RedPill 0.6.14
redpill

Game creator, competitive to Backbone, "RedPill' (develop using AmiBlitz2) is still in development phase and currently version 0.6.14 - is available. All changes are described on Facebook profile of this project. In the newest version you could find (for example) actions connected with asking a question and providing a dialogue.

Added: 2019-05-31 17:03, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

The Amiga Development System "Zorro"
amiga1000

Amiga 1000 fans still looking for the first prototypes of this machine. Some time ago we heard about "Velvet", computer created 6 months before official release of Amiga. These days we received information about The Amiga Development System (code name "Zorro"), which was done later then "Velvet" and it was mock-up prepared for Hewlett-Packard to encourage this company in the project.

See the video »

Added: 2019-05-31 16:53, Author: st, Category: Hardware Comments »

Hyperion Entertainment bought ReAction
Hyperion Entertainment bought ReAction

Hyperion Entertainment CVBA bought all rights to ReAction, which is an official GUI for AmigaOS since adding it into AmigaOS 3.5 in 1999. It was also fixed and improved together with release of AmigaOS 4. Hyperion Entertainment together with development team of AmigaOS would like to say "thank you" to creators of original ReAction and ensure, that there will be possibility to implement ReAction in all versions of AmigaOS.

Added: 2019-05-28 23:17, Author: st, Category: AmigaOS Comments »

Cloanto defeated in the court
amigainc

Due to court judgment of American court (16.5.2019) Cloanto company is not allowed to sue Hyperion company based on deal with Amiga Inc. from 2009. Until now Italian company defeated all cases in courts - they just received confirmation, that Hyperion could use all Amiga trademarks mentioned in the deal with Amiga Inc.

Added: 2019-05-28 22:38, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

Crystal USB (AmiKit) - we are starting with tests
amikit

Thanks to Ján Zahurančík, Exec editors just received for test purposed new product from AmiKit. Crystal USB, is a special pendrive, which contains all products of company as well as a special Linux version already integrated with AmiKit. Yes, it is luxury! We are starting with tests and results will be released soon.

Added: 2019-05-28 17:46, Author: mp, Category: Emulation Comments »

AmiKit XE
AmiKit XE

AmiKit. We don't have to introduce this package. Half year ago we described version 10.5. Yesterday (10.5.2019) the new version AmiKit XE (it means 11) has been released. Thanks to Jan Zahurancik we had opportunity to check it before official premiere. Let's take a look what is inside.

Added: 2019-05-11 08:51, Author: mp, Category: Emulation Comments »

AmiKit - the mysterious information
amikit

On the webpage of AmiKit company we could find the misteroius information, that "a storm is coming". Whole details, based on profile on Facebook, will be showed on Friday, 10.5.2019. We will inform you about details. Maybe we will even present you a short overview?

Added: 2019-05-08 14:10, Author: mp, Category: Emulation Comments »

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