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2019-07-22 13:55

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).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 »

SDL 1 and 2 in fixing process
sdl

SDL libraries 1.2.15 i 2.0.9 for Amiga are currently in progress of updating and fixing. Versions RC2 are available on GitHub. Due to Picasso96 limitations, both SDL versions for AmigaOS 4.1 are not able to use gamma functions for graphic and work in overlay mode.

Added: 2019-05-06 15:40, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

Interview with Cloanto's boss - Mike Battilana answers on many questions
Interview with Cloanto's boss - Mike Battilana answers on many questions

On Stephen Jones' channel you could find interview with Mike Battilana, boss of Italian company Cloanto, which took over the copyrights of Amiga from Amiga Inc. The lenght of the film is over 2 hours. Lists of the questions and timeline you will find on amigaworld.net.

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Added: 2019-05-06 15:21, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

GoADF!
narzedzia

Nowadays Amiga software is very often available (especially in internet) as ADF (Amiga Disk Format) files. It is not a common way of working for number of users. Program GoADF! has been made to help them. GoADF! has user friendly GUI and possibility to handling four virtual floppy drives. Moreover, there is a possibility to overview a content of ADF file without saving into floppy disk.

Read more »

Added: 2019-05-04 23:54, Posted by: st, Category: Software Comments »

Author: vojo

Syntax Error Retro Party 2019 - the seccond gallery
spotkanie

6th of April 2019 in Katowice Syntax Error Retro Party party has took place. Here we are presenting the second part of photos from this event. Just want to mention, that eXec.pl was patron of the party. Enjoy the watching!

Added: 2019-05-03 08:08, Author: mp, Category: Events Comments »

River Raid Reloaded
gry

River Raid game has been never released on Amiga, but currently we could play on new clones of this game. Just after Polish Bridge Strike, new clone River Raid Reloaded has been released. Author wrote, that he has no information about other game in progress. RRR should run on every classic Amiga - executable file has only 128 kb.

See the video »

Added: 2019-05-02 21:17, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

TekMagic 040
amiga2000

Tekmagic 040 is a turbo card for Amiga 2000 produced by GVP ((Great Valley Products) in 1996. In the gallery we are presenting user's guide and version with 68040 processor. On the card you could see four standard SIMM slots and four 64-pins with GVP. There is also SCSI-II controller with 50-pins slot.

Added: 2019-05-02 19:50, Author: cm, Category: Hardware Comments »

Dan Wood and Ravi Abbott in Scene World
wywiad

In 63-th episode of podcastScene World we could hear Dan Wood and Ravi Abbott. They have their own Retro Hour Podcast and YouTube channels, where you could find many infomation about Amiga.

Listen »

Added: 2019-05-02 18:04, Author: st, Category: Journalism Comments »

Pixel Heaven 2019 without Trevor Dickinson
Pixel Heaven 2019 without Trevor Dickinson

In May (17-19) in Warsaw there will be next edition of Pixel Heaven. It is the biggest retro-party in Poland, You will find there exhibitions, presentations, discussions, competitions and also concert. All these attractions in Stara Zajezdnia Autobusowa (Old Bus Depot) - Wołościańska street, near Marymont metro station.

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Added: 2019-04-30 14:50, Author: mp, Category: Events Comments »

Renegades Deluxe
gry

Wayne Ashworth (author of graphics to game Scourge of the Underkind - still under construction) has released refreshed version of game Renegades Deluxe (ADF image) and has plans to release it as box version. This game is for free, but it will be good if you could support author and thank for his good job with even small amount of money. All details you could find on author's site.

See the video »

Added: 2019-04-30 12:02, Posted by: st, Category: Games Comments »

Author: AmigaIsDead

Zerosphere: Collector's Edition
gry

Some time ago the game Zerosphere: Collector's Edition has been released in a box version for 25 euro, a budget edition for 15 euro and also as digital option for 5 euro. Comparing to free edition, a commercial one has new levels and opponents, possibility to save highscore and many fixes and improvements.

See the video »

Added: 2019-04-30 11:56, Posted by: st, Category: Games Comments »

Author: AmigaIsDead

25 years ago Commodore has bankrupted
commodore

25 years ago - 29th of Aprli 1994 Commodore company, which was responsible for release Amiga into market, has declared bankrupt.

Added: 2019-04-29 17:40, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

Syntax Error Retro Party 2019 - the first gallery
spotkanie

6th of April 2019 in Katowice Syntax Error Retro Party party has took place. Here you could see first part of pictures. Just want to mention, that eXec.pl was a patron of this event. Enjoy the viewing!

Added: 2019-04-23 13:24, Author: mp, Category: Events Comments »

Interview with M. Leaman - we are collecting questions
wywiad

We would like to continue our investigation and check what is a current status and what will be with Amiga in the future. Just after interview with Trevor Dickinson, the next one is Matthew Leaman - co-funder of A-EON and owner of AmigaKit. If you have any questions to him, please add them in comments or send email to us. Deadline: 5-th of May 2019.

Added: 2019-04-22 23:05, Author: redakcja, Category: Journalism Comments »

Komoda & Amiga plus #12 - availabe for download
cagames

The 12-th issue of "Komoda & Amiga plus" magazine is available for download. There are English version and Polish version. The magazine is for free, but you could support editors by purchasing a paper version or just give any amount of money (option is available during downloading).

Added: 2019-04-22 11:20, Author: mp, Category: Magazines Comments »

Happy Easter!
kurczak

Due to Easter, we would like to wish you lots of success and happiness. And also lots of Amiga fun!


eXec.pl

Added: 2019-04-20 13:33, Author: redakcja, Category: Events Comments »

Amiga present and future: interview with Trevor Dickinson
Amiga present and future: interview with Trevor Dickinson

At the beginning of 2019, we collected a lot of difficult, specific questions (asked by various people) about the current situation and the future of the Amiga. We are now proud to introduce you to our interview with Trevor Dickinson. Enjoy reading!

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt "The Man in the Arena".

Added: 2019-04-19 22:16, Author: redakcja, Category: Journalism Comments »

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division - update: version 1.6
hyperion

From Hyperion's site you could download update of the game Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, version 1.6. Two errors were fixed: proper displaying of console in the game and handling of AHI (if other program was using the same unit (playing sounds), then the game could freeze during exiting).

Added: 2019-04-15 20:24, Author: st, Category: Games Comments »

WinUAE 4.2.0
WinUAE 4.2.0

In version 4.2.0 WinUAE (Amiga emulator for PC/Windows) we could find some new features. For example support for uaegfx and Picasso IV Overlay/PIP, possibility to add custom ROMs (4 slots) and handling of Direct3D 9/11 shader. Bugfixes: CDTV CD drive read/play startup was delay. There are also some new hardware to emulate, for example sound card ACT Prelude and Prelude 1200.

Added: 2019-04-14 12:35, Author: st, Category: Emulation Comments »

USA: court rejected two Cloanto's requests
amigaos3

American court has rejected two requests by Cloanto - the firsts was for deny of selling AmigaOS 3.1.4 system. The second was a try of involving new company "C-A Acquisition Corporation", which took over Amiga copyrights and trademarks from Amiga Inc, in this case.

Added: 2019-04-12 15:05, Author: st, Category: Events Comments »

Linux SSL proxy for Amiga Classic
internet

In Amiga News service you could find a short description how to configure a Linux hardware to work as a proxy for classic Amiga. Old hardware has not enough power to handle new SSL, which is prepared for AmiSSL 4. Small reminder - our special version klasyk.exec.pl is still available by HTTP, so all fans of IBrowse and AWeb are welcome there.

Added: 2019-04-11 21:04, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

SDK 1.4 for Roadshow
gcc

On Amiga Future there is available updated version of SDK for TCP/IP stock RoadShow. Updates are important for Amiga version of web browser NetSurf.

Added: 2019-04-11 20:55, Author: st, Category: Software Comments »

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