31.12.2k Trick or Treat for 2000/2001
The pi-pi-Castro Task Force is proud to promote the latest technique of advertising.
The pi-pi Castro Task Force hereby authorise everybody to read the secrets of their latest technology of collecting money in advertising and to disclose this secret to enyone on the way. Read more

Courtesy of Err-box Komm-puter, De-pression De-partition-ment
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31.12.2k Payback News
The latest status report on the development of Payback is now available for you to read. There are also some new screenshots of the multiplayer mode !!! available here. Don't forget that Payback is now available to pre-order.
Don't forget to join Apex announcement list to make sure you're among the first to know about the latest developments!

Apex Designs
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31.12.2k Service Manager Now Freeware
Colin Wenzel: "I am just dropping a note around the net to let everyone know that my 'Service Manager' program has now been released as Freeware.
It's a small business (appliance repair orientated style) control program that I run my business & about 12 others around here on...
I have been keeping it under wrapps since I wrote it but I have decided to release it (classic version) to the Amiga community in anticipation of the new DE.
So if you're interested, you may download the install archive from this URL: http://www.hotkey.net.au/~colstv/csm_dload/.
There is also a mailing list setup at egroups Amiga-CSM the URL is at the bottom of the download page...
Enjoy... Happy new year from Australia."


Colin Wenzel, Col's Home Page
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31.12.2k ScalOS News
A bug has been fixed in the volume gauge. This affected both the WB39.plugin and volumegauge.plugin. Iconifying your directory windows should not cause any problems now.

Scalos homepage
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31.12.2k Pisti V1.01
Pisti (pronounced "pishti") is a popular Turkish card game, using a standard 52 card pack. It is normally played by four people in partnerships, partners sitting opposite. The direction of play is anticlockwise. Cards are played to a central pile, which can be captured by matching the previous card played or playing a jack. Points are scored for certain captured cards. The word "pisti", which means "cooked", describes a capture of a pile containing only one card, for which extra points are scored.

Amigart website
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31.12.2k Happy birthday ANN!
Christian Kemp: "ANN should have celebrated its 4th birthday two days ago, on December 28th 2000, but somehow I didn't get around to doing it. However, I still felt like doing my usual writeup of what has been going on, what is currently going on, and how the future will look like for ANN."

ANN website
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31.12.2k Pegase 1.86 (No FPU version)
Someone asked me today to compile a non-FPU version for 68020/68030 users. I did it and you'll find the archive there (executable only). Pegase is Amiga 68k/PPC MPEG-Encoder (Layer 1&2).
WARNING: I've checked this version with a small sample file (2 minutes long) and it's damn slow : more than 35 minutes to encode the sample (running on 68060/50). The 68030/FPU version takes 6'10 and Pegase 060 requires 3'54 to encode the same sample. All these versions use the FPU in some way or another (direct access, via emulation, or via the mathieee#? libraries). Last but not least, the resulting MPEG file differ when compared to the others (3 bytes are different, probably due to an approximative compliance of the mathieee#? libraries).

Didier Levet, Pegase homepage
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31.12.2k Software & Games News
There's a new public AmIRC 3.5.6beta available for download from all mirror sites now. Not many changes, except that it's compiled with full optimization, carries a new vapor_toolkit with a slightly improved URL scanner and doesn't time out on 1st of January, 2001 (ahem).

Latest developer release of Freeciv v1.14 available.
Freeciv is a turnbased multiplayer strategy game, released under the GNU General Public License. It is generally comparable with Civilization II®, published by Microprose®.

Oliver Wagner in his .plan
V3Portal
Freeciv Site
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30.12.2k Happy New ...
Andreas Magerl: "APC&TCP wish YOU and all other Amiga User a nice happy new year!"

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30.12.2k Top 10 Games Of 2000
This is the third year that Amiga Flame gives Amiga Gamers the opportunity to vote for the Best Game of 2000. Remember you are only allowed to vote once, so choose wisely.

hilip Cosby, Amiga Flame
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30.12.2k Important Message From Warp3D Authors: JUST VOODOO3
Thomas Frieden: "Recently, I'm getting mails from people telling me that they bought a specific graphics card, and are now waiting for us to do a Warp3D driver. I would like to say the following:
*********************************************************************************
For now, the Voodoo 3 is the only PCI card that we plan to support. So please, do NOT go out and buy either a Voodoo 4, Voodoo 5, GeForce, GeForce 2, Matrox G450, TNT, TNT2, BitchingFast 3D or whatever.

CHANCES ARE YOU SPEND A LOT OF MONEY FOR NOTHING.
*********************************************************************************
We will NOT support any board we can't get documentation of. And we will NOT build 3D drivers based on Linux source code. No one of the Warp3D team does have any time to wade through megabytes of source code to find out the bits we need, nor the intent to try.
I would think it's common sense to ask before buying something that might not be supported, but the mails I get recently show me otherwise."


Amigart website
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30.12.2k Scalos News
The WB3.9 plugin has been updated! It now loads in OS3.5+ volume gauge preferences as set in the Workbench prefs. Also, more system checks have been added to make it more stable. Note: Users of this plugin do not require the volumegauge.plugin to be installed. If you do have it installed - remove it.

A new implementation of the icon system! Beta files (experienced users please test) for new icon handling in Scalos. Includes support for traditional Amiga icons, New Icons and the OS3.5 icon format.

Scalos homepage
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30.12.2k Software News
AMPlifier v2.21 - shareware (unrestricted) powerful multiformat (MPEG, AIFF, MAUD, WAV) audio player. Supports hardware decoder Melody Z2, Melody 1200 plus/pro, Peggy+, CD32 FMV or software decoding using mpega.library and X-Audio or AHI. This is the same version as on AmigaOS3.9 CD.

MainPrefs v2.03 - program to configure your system under AmigaOS3.5/3.9; it concerns: managing assigns, editing config files, starting preference programs and changing environment variables...

Kato Development website
MainPrefs homepage
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29.12.2k CoyoteSound Early Beta Released As Freeware
An early beta-version of CoyoteSound has been released as freeware. This version is still very limited but since development has continued a little while ago, it might change very soon.
If you want to see more development on this program, please contact the authors and tell them why. CoyoteSound will remain freeware.

Sharwin & Rakesh Raghoebardayal, Coyote Flux
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29.12.2k Other Coyote Flux News
The version of PPC680x0 supplied with StormC 4 contains a few new extras (as it is actually PPC680x0 1.22)! Coyote Flux are still working on new versions of PPC680x0 (v1.30 with VERY easy file-conversion).

CoyoteFlux's plans for 2001:
* Finishing the 3D engine (almost ready - 2/3 weeks)
* Burnin' Rubber development, MUST be released in 2001
* PPC680x0 1.30 high-end version (available before February 2001)
* Get Super Amicon to work... There's a lot of work to be done for this! :)
* Finish a nice freeware CoyoteSound
* Hardware project(s).......?


Coyote Flux website
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29.12.2k More Info About The Trojans
VHD: "There is some more info about the trojan that was found on the 27'th of December, we now know the name of the archive "dcs-4k.lha", and we know that the demo group has nothing to do with this. We also know that it is the same guy from Blackpool, England, (We have both a name and an adress), that released the other trojan "dkg-blum.lha". Maybe he is angry, that Santa forgot him this year.... Who can blame Santa for that :-)"

Virus Help Denmark website
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29.12.2k New Amiga Distributor In Poland
Quedex Multimedia is a new Amiga distributor in Poland authorized by Amiga Inc. The Polish Amiga market emerges well.

Amiga-News.de website
Quedex Multimedia website
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29.12.2k PalmBackup 1.9 Released
PalmBackup is the Amiga software for PalmPilot/Visor/ThinkPad (and derrivatives) users that allows backup/restore of databases held on your handheld computer, new software installation and advanced database management. Since 1.9, PalmBackup is released as free software (the full source code is also available). The project has new homepage at http://sourceforge.net/projects/palmbackup where the latest news and releases can be found.

Marcin "Carlo" Orlowski
PalmBackup website
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29.12.2k Working Max Rally
If you received Max Rally through either Aminet Games, Aminet Set 10 or Aminet 36 and can't get it to work, don't give up hope! The default install's explode.library is missing but is now available by clicking on this URL or by going to the Aminet itself and downloading the file explode-7.lha in the /util/libs subdirectory.

Amiga.org website
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29.12.2k Picasso96 Driver for Mediator
Tobias Abt: "Sufficient demand for Picasso96 drivers for Mediator provided, that is about 300 registered users (specify Mediator for purpose when registering), in case of need we will purchase a complete developer- and test-system with our own funds, and then create own drivers for diverse PCI graphics boards. This drivers will then be of quality known form us.

But Elbox mentioned to us that they already would have shipped two systems to Germany for other driver development (CGX). Well, it would be in our terms to provide us one of these. To charge UPS with delivery cannot cost the world...

Another problem would be accessing the API of the Mediator system's pci.library. Elbox provides this only for NDA, though they don't feel themselves to be bound to such concinnities, see their unauthorized Voodoo3-P96 driver... If they would refuse us to access this, of course this would raise a certain problem which could lead to slightly delays."

Tobias Abt: "Afterwards we got the information that this developer system provided to the CGX team was distributed by Vesalia, but financed by Elbox."

Amiga-News.de website
Picasso96 homepage
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29.12.2k Software News
EasyAccess HTTP-Daemon (Local Server) - helpful tool in creating and editing CGI scripts. Using this local server one can test his sites offline (incl. CGI and SSI). EasyAccess is part of the SiteWay project.

Plugin Development Kit v1.4 released. Along with AmigaAMP v2.8 there's a new Plugin Development Kit which shows how to keep an eye on AmigaAMP's current window position. Plugin authors can use it to 'dock' their graphics to the AmigaAMP main window for example.

AMP v1.34 (001226) - final 1.xx (freeware) version of AmiDog's Movie Player. Usefull until all features will be added to AMP v2.0

AMP v 2.00 (001229) - official (shareware) AMP2 (AmiDog's Movie Player) release.
Mathias Roslund: "Although I've tried my best to make this release as stable and bugfree as possible, the number of changes are so big that I would have to spend several weeks to try everything out myself, so instead I'm hoping for the best and release this version just in time for the new year. If you have an MPEG which either crashes AMP, or just wont work, please let me know as soon as possible." Improvements since AMP2pre7

AmigAIM V0.9406 Beta (25 Dec 2000) - an AIM Client for the Amiga by Richard H. Poser II. history

Amiga Club Steinfur website
AmigaAMP website
Official AmigAIM page
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28.12.2k Jay Miner - Millennial Memories Video
Jay Miner, known as "The Father of the Amiga", passed away on June 20, 1994 at the El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California. The cause of death was heart failure resulting from kidney complications.
Click here to view Kermit Woodall's MPEG video called "Jay Miner - Millennial Memories". If this will not work, go to ftp.novadesign.com and you'll find the MPEG available in the Millennium directory.

Nova Design, Inc. website
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28.12.2k New User Group Database
Amiga Support Network now hosts a User Group database/listing. Visit The Official Amiga User Group List to find a user group in your area or to add your user group to the official Amiga User Groups listing.

Amiga Support Network
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28.12.2k Martina - 16bit Amiga Sound Card
Specifications:
-1x stereo out 16bit, max 96kHz
-2x stereo in 16bit, max 96kHz (sampler)
-expansion port for MPEG modules (MP3 layer decoding, MPEG-1 for clock port version)
-no pass through (card is blocking clock port)
-AHI drivers, audio.device overtake function, MPEG decoder handling possible in the future by mpga.library, mixing audio from Paula and CD-ROM devices
-24bit, MPEG-2 ROM-mounted version (for BVision and FastAta users), compatible with a4000 (a3000 possible)

For more detailed information check Martina's official site.

Rafal Kwasny
Martina's official site
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28.12.2k Ami Sector One News
Ami Sector One, a site dedicated to Amiga emulation and legal software distribution has added many new entries.
New games are A-Train, Adventure Construction Kit, Ambermoon, Amberstar, Black Crypt, Championship Golf, Ogre, Omega, PGA Tour Golf, Sim City 2000 (English and German), Space Rogue, Ultima III, Ultima IV, Ultima V. Some other new games are Bleed, Bleed 2, Galleons, Championship Baseball and a nice Christmas game which is called Julgubbe.
Besides demo section is now completely restored.

Ami Sector One website
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28.12.2k Wired 2000 VaporWare Top 10
Wired have now revealed this year's top 10 of VaporWare products. Amiga didn't make it to the list this year. There are instead many PC games, Intel's 64bit CPU, Linux 2.4 and MacOS X! Wired 2000 VaporWare Top 10

ANN website
Wired News website
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28.12.2k DCE Website Redesigned
DCE Computer Service GmbH presented today their new webdesign. The most interesting thing is that there are manuals (in pdf format) for their products.

DCE homepage
sHINOBI
 
28.12.2k Boing.mag News
A new issue of the swedish magazine Boing.Mag was relesead on Christmas Eve on mag.boing.nu.

Amiga.org website
Boing.mag website
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28.12.2k Software News
Scalos A new plugin VolumeGauge adds an OS3.5 style gauge to all root volume directory windows.

Stricq v0.1734 - improved version of Douglas F. McLaughlin's StrICQ by Nogfx and Michael Malyshev. Only small fixes and enhancements. List of the changes, Catalogs Files (11 languages), Sources

Scalos homepage
Nogfx's homepage
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27.12.2k Another New Trojan
This trojan will delete your "sys:" if you run the program. At this time non of the anti-virus programs can detect this trojan, but in the next update they will be known. The cure right now (If you have lost your SYS: to bad......), then you will have to try and get the files back with eg. DiskSalv, AB-Tools or VT-Schutz. Here is some info about the infected archive:
Virus Type.... : Trojan
Trojan name....: 4KIntro.exe
Trojan size....: 4096 bytes (packed with StoneCracker 4.04), 6072 bytes (un-packed)
Archive name.. : ? (Not known yet)
Archive size.. : ? (Not known yet)

Spread the warning archive, as much as you can...

Virus Help Denmark website
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27.12.2k VMC News
VMC-ISDN 2.99B100 Christmas update released
Attention! This is a commercial update. All features are available without a VMC-ISDN-license but the connection time is limited. VMC will make a special offer to the owners of the original ISDN-Blaster-Z2. The following changes were made:
Speed-up of the interrupt-system witch made the whole thing a lot more stable. Problems with FUSION were removed and things like vlink.device are no longer necessary.
At the moment VMC are working on the next generation of VMC-ISDN. They will build in some interesting features like message transport over the D-channel and much more. There are some screenshots of the new X-Phone version available at our VMC-ISDN product page.

HyperCOM 2.98 Christmas update
The new last non-commercial update for HyperCOM are available now. Two minor problems were fixed and the speed were increased.

Amiga-News.de website
VMC website
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27.12.2k SonicPulse News
The product-pages for Resor are now online. Resor is a monophon bass synthesizer like the Roland 303. The parameters of the sound can be changed in realtime via graphical controls.

SonicPulse website
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27.12.2k DawnVideoPoker News
Richard 'DawnBringer' Fhager: "The GOOD news is that i`ve just started to write an update to my wonderful videopoker game: DawnVideoPoker2.0. Just check out that page for more info. Read more

DawnBringer website
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27.12.2k New Scalos Plugin
To replace the SnapDesktop plugin, there is now "Persistent Windows" in the Plugins section. This plugin will keep a record of all directory windows opened by the user, then restore them if a crash or reboot occurs! Handy eh? Also, the SAS/C source code is available from the Developers page.

Scalos homepage
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27.12.2k Software News
MainPrefs v2.02 - program to configure your system under AmigaOS3.5/3.9; it concerns: managing assigns, editing config files, starting preference programs and changing environment variables. Proposals for the next version: configure Workbench menus (finally [ExiE]), manage datatypes...

MainPrefs homepage
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26.12.2k Lucid Dreams Entertainment's Gaming Projects
Tomasz Staniak: "Our first project is an turn-based strategy game called (for now) Supreme Nations. The inspiration for this game were Civ and CivII. Currently we have got 35 pages of scenario, 3 past versions of this game, and we`re looking for help in finishing this projects and the others:)
Next our project is a manager game called The Challenge! Premiership. I want to make it a manager for everybody :) - for the amateurs and pros.
Our last but not least:) project is a freeware production called Milionerzy. It is inspired on popular all over the world tv (dumb) show :) It will be available in few days time to download from our website, cover CDs and of course Aminet. Read more (english/polish)

We are looking for coders (C/C++, ASM), graphicans (2D, 3D - more), musicians. We could use some help in scenarios developing. Contact us"

Tomasz 'tumash' Staniak, Lucid Dreams Entertainment
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26.12.2k Samplitude Opus News
Samplitude Opus Updates (LITE to FULL) and the Full version are available from the ACT-SHOP as online products. You have to download the main executable from the Samplitude web site and create your keyfile using the online shop. You need a credit card (VISA or MASTER/EURO) and a SSL capable browser.

Albrecht Computer Technik website
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26.12.2k CAD-Technologies' New Website
CAD-Tech website redesigned. A frames based system has been implemented, and all of the pages should now have a fresher look. Please report any site problems to webmaster@cadtech.demon.co.uk. Added LOTS of links to the "More Tutorials" area of the tutorial section.

We wish everyone a Happy Christmas, and a prosperous New Year!

CAD-Technologies website
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26.12.2k New Mail Client
Sebastian Bauer & Hynek Schlawack: "Hello dear Amiga users! We wish you merry x-mas and a happy and successful new year. And we have also a little present for you out there: There is a new mailer for the Amiga in development as we thought that YAM is not enough. This is just a alpha-version so far and so it as more a teaser of what you can expect in the new year. Anyway, SimpleMail is already a fully-featured mailer but still far away from YAM. But with your support, SimpleMail can overgrow YAM very soon! Alpha-version of SimpleMail

Sebastian Bauers homepage
SimpleMail's project page
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26.12.2k Software News
Samba - free SMB client and server ported to Amiga by Olaf Barthel. Requires: Miami, Miami Deluxe, AmiTCP 4.x or AmiTCP Genesis
Samba is the protocol by which a lot of PC-related machines share files and printers and other information such as lists of available files and printers.

AmigAIM V0.9405 Beta (25 Dec 2000) - an AIM Client for the Amiga by Richard H. Poser II. history

FBlit v3.73xms - collection of patches that allow the OS to deal with graphics data outside of Chip memory. It also may speed up some things, and help reduce colour flicker. Various minor changes this time.

Aminet
SAMBA Web Pages
Official AmigAIM page
FBlit homepage
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25.12.2k Mason Icons
There are some news about MI:
The new MasonIcons Homepage is now online
please rate the page on ALD, a new counter system, WARNING! The pages are now coloured ;)

New update os AppMI is available (Version 5 to 6). AppMI is now free for download without registration The registered users have been added to the newsletter

OpusMI will be continued

Other Projects:
ApacheMI - a image collection for the apache server
PPaintMI - a default icons collection for PPaint
MicroDotMI - update with all images
VoyagerMI - update with all images

Martin Mason Merz: "I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!"

Martin Mason Merz, Mason.Home
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25.12.2k Digital Amiga Dream website Redesigned
The website of the Amiga Computer Club D.A.D. from Slovenia has been completely redesigned. The new concept relies heavily on the visitor interaction. Apart from the most important Amiga news, local happenings around Amiga and club information you will find there some small ads space, a place for getting help with playing games and a collection of links which you can help making complete. In the future you'll also find interesting interviews with known people from the world of Amiga.

Damir Arh, Digital Amiga Dream website
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25.12.2k Amiga Update Newsletter
Latest Amiga Update Newsletter by Brad Webb (n.001225).

Amiga Update website
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25.12.2k Late WOA2000 Review
Gábor Nagy: "I would like to inform you, that on my website is a new WOA2000 review with one big MPEG Video and some Picture. The Text is only in Hungary, sorry. Best Regards & Merry Christmas."

Gábor Nagy, Homepage of Nagy Gábo
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25.12.2k Scalos Gets OS3.9 Compatability
Scalos Team: "We've uploaded a new WB3.9 Plugin to the Downloads page. It provides Scalos with some missing functions for OS 3.5/9 users that will now allow some other software to work correctly, for example, AmiDock. Enjoy!"
There will be more OS3.9 support comming very soon from Jürgen so keep checking the Scalos site News page.

Scalos homepage
Mike via ANN
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25.12.2k AWeb v3.4
The AWeb v3.4SE Special Edition included with OS3.9 is a limited copy in which some functions have been disabled, however, it can be upgraded to a full version with a reduced cost upgrade package in the same manner as with the OS3.5 packages. These are available from many dealers or by direct order. Additional language catalogs for AWeb 3.4SE that were not included on the initial OS3.9 CDs are now available in a separate archive on AWeb page.

For customers that already own a full v3.x of AWeb-II, the v3.4 patch is a free update! Shipping copies are still v3.3, so you will have to download and apply this update to new v3.3 full version packages or v3.3SE full upgrades. Also, check occasionally for new plugin and macro updates regularly put up on AWeb page. The new and updated plugins for v3.4 are undergoing final testing and documentation, they will be available from the AWeb page as soon as this is completed. Check for more

AmiTrix Development website
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25.12.2k Software News
ASM-One V1.46, Revision 461g public release - finaly anyone can use ASM-One since V1.46 is also RTG Compatible.

TFA pages
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Czech Amiga News Team Wish You
Merry Christmas !
 
24.12.2k V³ 3.3.56alpha
Oliver Wagner: "We've done a new code snapshot of the current V³ tree. You can download it here and read the release notes here. This version requires a keyfile to run. There is also an updated version of the VSSL library and the VSearch plugin available here; these will also work with V³ 3.2. Merry X-Mas to everyone! (Expect another new snapshot this year ;-) )

V3Portal
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23.12.2k Xmas Greetings
Vapor's Message Of The Day: "Merry X-Mas everyone!"

Amiga Flame's Christmas Message

Innovative: "Merry christmas and a happy new year! We wish all of our customers and friends merry christmas and a good start in the new year."

CAD-Technologies: "We wish everyone a Happy Christmas, and a prosperous New Year!" individual Computers: "We want to wish all our customers, suppliers and business friends a merry christmas and a happy new year."

Mark Wilson, AmiBench: "I would like to wish you all Merry Christmas on behalf of the AmiBench Team.
"We wish you and your loved one's all the very best for 2001 and we hope that you get what you wished for this Christmas! Please visit http://www.amibench.org/ for our E-Christmas Card!"

Martina, Sjef, Willem, Steven, Debby and Charlot of C&C · Logo and Design wish you "!!Merry Christmas and a wonderfull Amiga 2001!! From all of us to all of you.. loving; adoring; worshipping and most of all Using their Amiga!"

Happy xmas and a good news year wish you APC&TCP and Amiga Future.

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23.12.2k Holiday Executive Update from Bill McEwen
Seasons greetings from Bill and a look back on our first year since the acquisition of Amiga assets from Gateway. Read more

AmigaInc. website
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23.12.2k Amiga Mall Now Open
The Amiga community is now able to purchase the same goodies that we here at Amiga wear! For a limited time, anyone who purchases one of the Apparel items will receive a free bumper sticker with their order. Read more

AmigaInc. website
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23.12.2k Amiga Arena News
Amiga Arena in co-operation with Andreas Kleinert makes it possible to sell SView IV with PPC-modules and the AK datatypes at a special price. SView IV is a program for converting, showing and formating of pictures in a fast and comfortable way. This special price is valid until 15th of January 2001. You can find further information to SView IV and AK datatypes (PNG,JFIF,TIFF) under ar-kleinert.de.

Amiga-News.de website
Olaf Köbnik, Amiga Arena
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23.12.2k Pagan Games X-Mas Present
Earth 2140, ported to the Amiga by Pagan from the original PC game created by Topware, is now completed. Order your copy today from Epic Interactive!

A new updated demo has been released to coincide with the launch of E2140. The update (available as a single download), fixes reported issues with some graphic boards/hardware set-ups. Download

Pagan Games website
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23.12.2k New ISDN Surfer drivers V1.938 online
The new driver is available in the support-area. Only change: capi20.device does no longer say that it's a demo version. The expire function has been implemented as a reminder for the update, but we have set the deadline for the new version too short.

individual Computers website
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23.12.2k AIO Issue 42
AIO issue 42 is out and available at AIO and soon on Aminet. Highlights include a review of OS 3.9 and part 2 of the DIY Audio Mixer. Happy Holidays

Amiga Information Online webpage
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23.12.2k Prelude & Samplitude Opus News
ACT: "Prelude Z2 shipping has begun. We experienced some serious problems with production, sorry for the delay."

"Samplitude web site update: we uploaded the full version executable files to the Samplitude Web Site. Online licensing is in preparation, users will be enabled to update their LITE key to a full version or buy a full license key using VISA or EURO/MASTER card payment."

Albrecht Computer Technik website
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23.12.2k Another AmigaOS3.9 Review
AmigaOS 3.9 review written by Gregory Donner.

Greg's Page
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23.12.2k The Best of Airsoft Softwair Gold Edition Site
The support sites for the The Best of Airsoft Softwair Gold Edition CD-ROM are now online on the Airsoft Softwair homepage. You can get much information and soon also screenshots on that page and additionally the CD-ROM can also be ordered from there.
The The Best of Airsoft Softwair Gold Edition CD-ROM is out now for a price of 29.95 DM ($20 USD).
Finally, Airsoft Softwair wishes all Amiga users a Merry Christmas and a succesful healthy new year 2001!

Andreas Falkenhahn, Airsoft Softwair
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23.12.2k Software News
AmigaAMP v2.8 final release available! Thomas Wenzel: "Merry Christmas everyone! Just before Christmas Holidays I've managed to compile the final release of AmigaAMP v2.8. Shoutcast Streaming works much better now and I've fixed a few more bugs."

JST 4.3 - JOTD startup for HD installs & degrader. Better WHDLoad compat., enhanced OSEmu

Stricq v0.1733 - improved version of Douglas F. McLaughlin's StrICQ by Nogfx and Michael Malyshev. List of the changes, Catalogs Files (11 languages), Sources

AmigaAMP homepage
The Amiga Ultimate Patch & HD Installers Page
Nogfx's homepage
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22.12.2k Xmas Greetings
Qbic Systems - Here you can read the XMas/year 2001 Greetings from Stefan Robl (author of AmigaOS3.9 AmiDock and H&P StormRexx). german

The team of Haage&Partner wishes all AMIGA fans a Merry Christmas and a ... Happy New Year!
During 25. December 2000 until 7. January 2001 their office is closed. The OS 3.9 support is only available on 27. and 28. December from 16 - 18 o'clock (MEZ).

Aaron "Optimizer" Digulla, AROS: "Since I'll go to holidays now, I'd like to thank everyone for their open and also not-so-open support which makes all this possible. :-) Thanks a lot, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !"

Eyetech Group Ltd: "Eyetech wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Amiga community" Check it!

Elbox Computer Team wish you ...

Benjamin Yoris, Hyperion: "The Hyperion Entertainment team would like to wish all of you a very happy holiday season and a merry Xmas. Rendez-vous in 2001 with even more outstanding games and new deals to come.

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22.12.2k Back to the Roots Amiga-News
Christmas is near and again another year has passed. Therefore "Back to the Roots" brings you some nice presents in form of some wonderful classic Amiga games - as always for free and with permission! Read more

BTTR-Team, Back to the Roots
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22.12.2k Aminet Size Near 20GB And 70000 Files
P-O Yliniemi: "Aminet is getting closer to a size of 20GB and 70000 files every day now... Using one of my programs written a couple of years back (AIS) on the INDEX file from WUArchive, I got the following result: 69078 files, 19099.6 MB (20-Dec-2000)!
I don't know if anyone has some plans for this special moment, but I think it's at least worth mentioning on this news page. By the time I wrote 'AIS', there was about 25500 files, using near 4GB of disk space (7-Feb-96).

P-O Yliniemi, AIS
INDEX from WUArchive
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22.12.2k No Panic!
Mr.Steffen Haeuser from Hyperion posted his views on ANN, on the 3dfx sell out. "Hi! To clear up some things:
- Amiga Hardware Dealers have bought significant quantities of Voodoo 3 Boards AFAIK, to be able to bundle them with G-Rex and Mediator
- Even if no Product support anymore rest stocks will be available. Like any product PC dealers will sell 3dfx Boards as long as there is still demand for it, they won't throw existing stock to the garbage bin, do not fear
- Did you really expect to get support from 3dfx even if they WOULD continue the Boards, if you contact them "I have problems with the Voodoo Board on my Amiga ?
- Until the time when no 3dfx Boards are there anymore there will be other Drivers available, I am sure of this. But the current situation does not mean *any* serious for the Amiga. All of you will get all the Voodoo 3/4 Boards you want, I promise you... I know the Amiga Community always had a great capacity for panicking, but this incident really shows no need for panicking
- BTW: TNT 2 is not really an option, as nVidia are *very* secretive about information on their Chipsets... but there are other alternatives of VERY modern chips... but for the current technical solutions (Mediator and G-Rex) Voodoo 3 is just fine. I will get a Voodoo 3 Board myselves for running our games on it."


CyberGraphX homepage
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22.12.2k iBrowse: Amiga's Premier Web Browser ?
HiSoft's iBbrowse page: "Internet has moved on and the Amiga has not kept up, so some modern websites are not accessible on the Amiga because they require software that is not available for the Amiga. Therefore, before you purchase an iBrowse 2 keyfile please ensure that you have downloaded the evaluation version and satisfied yourself that iBrowse 2.2 is suitable for your requirements.
Amiga or iBrowse's development forgot move on ? [ExiE]

HiSoft Systems website
ANN website
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22.12.2k Christmas Present From Pagan Games And epic interactive
December 22, 2000 "There's something special in the stockings for all of you..."
There will be a special Christmas present for all of you to enjoy on the Pagan Games website on the 23rd of December. "We're sure it will help you pass the time till Christmas."

AmigaFire website
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22.12.2k Voodoo News
Elbox has answered a few questions dealing with "bugs" with their Voodoo3 driver. Read the complete bug Q&A.

CyberGraphX is now running on the fastest Voodoo card you can buy! The CGX drivers are up and running on the duel VSA-100 chip Voodoo5 5500 PCI in the G-REX. This completes the Voodoo series currently. CGX now supports the Voodoo3 2000/3000, Voodoo4 4500 and Voodoo5 5500.

3dfx announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement with Nvidia to sell to them most of 3dfx's assets. With this agreement it has also been announced that 3dfx will discontinue techincal support after Feb. 15th. "Concidering the nature of this product, we feel that continuing to provide this product to our customers will jeopardize their satisfaction with both BBY and the product long term."

CyberGraphX homepage
Elbox website
Boingworld website
Voodoo Extreme website
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22.12.2k Quake 3 Source Released
Id has released its Quake 3 game source code. The 1.27 game source and the tool source are available on the company's ftp server. Download the 1.27 Game Source here, and download the 1.27 Tool Source here.
And where are Quake2 sources ? :-) [ExiE]

Daily Radar News
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22.12.2k More About New Amiga Trojan
Modem/Darkage: "I would like to report that the recent trojan advert, in the file Dkg-Blum.lha, has nothing to with Darkage (demo group). It's a fake production and none of Darkagers knew about it. From http://scene.darkage.it you can read: "ShaneTheWolfTheDog" has released a very LAME TROJAN as a darkage intro. If you see DKG-Blum.lha anywhere, please DO NOT download it. It has nothing to do with us and it is dangerous if your boot partition is called DH0. Luckily it doesn't appear to have fooled anyone yet. The losers email address is bloner@softhome.net.

Modem/Darkage
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22.12.2k Amiga.org v7.0 Is Out!
"Amiga.org version 7.0 is now officially online. You can reach the page at http://amiga.org. We decided to go ahead and make it live because I promised it before January 1 and we're busy with families over the holidays starting Friday so this was the last chance to keep a promise. Please Note: There are still bugs, there are still minor issues, but everything should now work (in principal). There are a LOT of things we plan to change in order to make the new site run faster and cleaner, just please help us out by reporting any problems you encounter..."

Amiga.org website
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22.12.2k PSV Manager v1.41
Updated version of our freeware football management game "PSV Manager".
Added: French league, Finnish league, samples to end of career, different "dan" background-pics for different leagues.
Fixed: two samples after chat with the chairman, few spelling mistakes.

Kamil Barczynski, Frey United Software
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22.12.2k Software News
New betaversion (V.45.00 beta 4) of stormamiga.lib V.45.00 for StormC. Much functions were new written (e.g.: complete new and very fast math-functions for MC68040 and MC68060), much functions were optimized and some bugs were fixed.

TurboPrint: Drivers for Epson Stylus Color 680,880,980 coming soon.

MainPrefs v2.0 - program to configure your system under AmigaOS3.5/3.9; it concerns: managing assigns, editing config files, starting preference programs and changing environment variables. Readme

CyberdyneSystems website
IrseeSoft website
Aminet
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21.12.2k Amiga Extreme On Ice
Stefan Falk: "Amiga Extreme will be closing for a while. This is because I feel that I don't have the motivation to continue the site, and the fact that there's almost nothing to post, I don't see much of a point in updating. There are better sites for that (Amiga.org and Czech Amiga News for example).
Once again, this is not the end, it's just the end for Amiga Extreme on the classic platform. The next time Amiga Extreme will open is when the AmigaONE release is closing in on us and when there's some real news for the new platform. I'm already working on a new design and have lots of ideas for the new AE."

Stefan "Syke" Falk, Amiga Extreme
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21.12.2k Titan Computer To Port Papyrus
Titan Computer ports the Office package Papyrus from R.O.M Logicware to Amiga. Papyrus is an Office package with a Word processor, Sheet Calculating and a Databank. Porting will finish end May 2001. The whole package will be available for round 300DEM and the wordprocessor alone will cost 200DEM. Papyrus is currently available on Windows, OS/2 Warp and Atari platforms.

Amigart website
Titan Computers website
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21.12.2k eXec Issue 4/2000
eXec: "The best paper issued Amiga publication in Poland, "eXec" magazine issue 4, has just been released. On 52 pages we present an interview with Gary Peake, tests of new Elbox hardware, Satellite 2000 party report and more."

ANN website
Magazyn amigowy eXec website
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21.12.2k 300+ Mediator Owners Needed For Offical P96 Voodoo3 Driver?
Mr. Kjeldsen via Amiga-Mediator ML: "I don't like to write this, which comes from an email from Alexander Kneer. He wrote this 10 days ago about the Elbox and P96 at WOA-issue: (this is not the whole mail, so I hope I didn't leave out the context)" - "If thing do not change completely, we might have a last option for Mediator users who want P96 support: If more than (let's say) 300 (potential) owners of a Mediator+Voodoo solution send us a e-mail that they are willing to register P96, we will add a Mediator/Voodoo3 driver to a upcoming distribution. Maybe that sounds reasonable. If all went wrong and we didn't reach that figure, we would have to keep all Mediator based graphics hardware from working with P96 and send the registrations for Mediator+P96 (one so far) back."

CyberGraphX homepage
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21.12.2k EASys! Update 4.8.4 Available
The current update for EASys! is now available from the download page. For this update EASys! V4.8.3 has to be installed on your system. Read the docs inside the archive before updating your currently installed version.

EASys! homepage
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21.12.2k Software News
WHDLoad 13.0 usr & dev archives - AmigaOS friendly Harddisk-Install package. Contains some fixes, improvements and new stuff for developers.

WHDL support page
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20.12.2k On What Platform Will You Be Using 3ivX?
There's a poll on 3ivX.nu asking "On what platform will you be using 3ivX". So if you'd like an Amiga version of the decoder it's time to show your support.

3ivx.nu website
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20.12.2k Official AmigaOS 3.9 FAQ
Official AmigaOS 3.9 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) v1.1 by Greg Donner is online for anyone who is having problems with AmigaOS3.9.
An AmigaGuide© version of this FAQ is not yet available for download. An .lha file of this site is available here (32,757 bytes), and a .zip file here (31,435 bytes).

Official AmigaOS 3.9 FAQ homepage
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20.12.2k New Amiga Trojan Found
Jan Andersen, VHD: "Today we recived a new 'lame' trojan. This trojan will only execute it self if you have named your hard-disk "DH0" & "DH1". The trojan is spread in and archive with the name "DKG-BLUM.LHA". If you run the "DKG-BLUM.exe", the trojan will replace your c:loadwb with another loadwb (size: 3560 bytes) and replace c:assign with another assign (size: 2408 bytes), and the screen will tell you that there is not enough memory, and will have to restart, then it looks you like the trojan will delete DH1:. The trojan also adds or replaces 2 other files, "LIBS:asi.library" & "DEVS:ASI.device".
The cure right now (If you have lost your DH1: to bad...), then replace the trojan files with clean ones, here is the trojan sizes:
c:loadwb (3560 bytes)
c:assign (2408 bytes)
libs:asi.library (24548 bytes - delete if you dont have clean file)
devs:asi.device (2408 bytes - delete if you dont have clean file)

Here is some info about the infected archive:
Virus Type.... : Trojan
Archive name.. : dkg-blum.lha
Archive size.. : 28.535 bytes (lha packet)"

Virus warning archive

Shane Cracknell via STRICQ ML
Virus Help Denmark website
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20.12.2k Mediator A1200 Review
There is an exclusive Mediator A1200 review on Boingworld by Sebastian Haby.

Boingworld website
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20.12.2k TechReview: Ten Passed Technologies
The Amiga is mentioned in an article about 10 technologies that dissapered but where more elegant than the technologies that "won", but it says also that there is an new update for the OS and that it was (is) a great computer.

ANN website
TechReview website
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20.12.2k Amigagames.co.uk ceases promotion of APC&TCP Titles
Amigagames.co.uk, former Epic, takes a decision to not to promote software titles of APC&TCP: "We have made the desision to cease to promote titles from APC&TCP... As strange as it may seem this odd company do not wish for us to promote there titles... Not a problem really as their latest game, SEASIDE was only rated around 20%."

Amigart website
Amigagames.co.uk
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20.11.2k Software News
"Having worked on it a good 4 hours a day, the 19th of December 2000 will go into history as the day that ASM-One worked with both the original Amiga chipset and RTG boards.
The last two days I fixed a whole shitload of little bugs. I was very happy since I was able to fix each bug in just an hour or two. Everything I tried WORKED!
The last things to do are to add a cursor to the Monitor and to test the combined version on my Amiga's.

ASM-One V1.46 will be authors Christmas present to all those people who still code Assembler on the Amiga [-)

TFA pages
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19.12.2k Amiga Resource Competition Open
The Amiga Resource 1st birthday competition is now open. One lucky Amiga user will win a copy of OS3.9, the latest classic Amiga OS update.
Pop along to http://www.amigaresource.org.uk/competition.html to enter.

Andy Mills, Amiga Resource
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19.12.2k Trogsoft Awards Update #2
The second Trogladite Software Awards update is now available, which describes the last week of voting. It'll be the last one for a couple of weeks due to christmas. Read more

Vote for Czech Amiga News in the TS Awards 2001

Trogladite Software website
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19.12.2k Confirmed Realsoft 3D News
Realsoft have now confirmed that Realsoft3D is indeed coming to Amiga classic (68k and PPC) and AmigaDE.
"Realsoft 3D porting to the Amiga platform has been started in co-operation with Hyperion Entertainment. More information available in the press release page."

Amiga.org website
Realsoft Graphics website
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19.12.2k UAE-JIT News
On December 15th, the first service pack for the 'Ipswich Town release' has been made public. This is mainly a bugfix release - many improvements have been made in the areas of stability and portability. If you had trouble running UAE-JIT, or compiling it, you might want to check this out.
The "Ipswich Town, Service Pack " release is once again available in a variety of ways:
A .tar.gz file with binaries compiled for glibc 2.1 (plus README files, sample configs etc.). Download
A .tar.gz file with binaries compiled for glibc 2.0 (plus README files, sample configs etc.). Download
A patch against pristine UAE 0.8.15 sources. Download
A patch against the Ipswich Town release sources. Download


Bernie's at-uni machin
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19.12.2k Software News
A new beta version of the MUI-class NListtree (v18.6 beta 5) is ready for download. Check history for the latest changes.

Apocalypse Hard- and Software website
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18.12.2k Prelude Z2 & Samplitude Opus News
Final production of Prelude Z2 finnished. Cards having been ordered are shipped within the coming two weeks.

Samplitude Opus is prepared for DP-sales (download and pay for the full version directly through ACT's online-shop starting XMas 2000).

Albrecht Computer Technik website
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18.12.2k Athena
11 months ago there was a small announcement in the Amiga community about Pandora, a Linux based project that sported an Amiga GUI and the potential to emulate practically any GUI system in existence. This software has now been released under the name of Athena and can be obtained from http://www.rocklyte.com as a preview to the full version (which is due sometime in the next 6 months).
Features include full support for draggable screens and directory assigns, and the start of a Diskmaster/DOpus style file manager. Feedback from Amiga users on how to keep improving this particular interface is very welcome (write to pmanias@rocklyte.com).
Athena has yet to go through extensive public testing, so if it doesn't work on your system then write to bugs@rocklyte.com with a full description of what went wrong.


Vit Sindlar
Rocklyte Systems website
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18.12.2k (Former) Epic pirating?
Andreas Magerl: "Epic, now AmigaGames.co.uk and AmigaUtils.co.uk sell software from APC&TCP, but APC&TCP don't become the money from Epic. Don't buy our software from APC&TCP at this shop, please.

Today we change the price from our CD-ROM "Best of Airsoft Software" to DM 9.95.
Some dealers in england make pirate copies from our software. from the Airsoft CD-ROM, too :( All our cd-roms (only scene archives 9) habe a prof. printet covercard and inlaycard and a silver-cd without (!!!) selfprintet label. Our game 'Flyin High' and 'Pinball Brain Damage' are only in a pressed cd-rom. CD-Rom with selfprintet label are pirate soft. Some other companys (e.g. Epic Marketing uk) sell our software, but dont pay the money to us :( We DON'T use every time selfprintet labels!"
More infos on www.apc-tcp.de/piratee.html

Andreas Magerl, APC&TCP
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18.12.2k Bubble Heroes Patch
It is time again for a new patch of Bubble Heroes! In the download section, you will find new archives containing new executables for both AGA and RTG versions of Bubble Heroes. They correct a major problem that SOME users reported: the selection of bubbles in the game is in some way broken (they got a lot of yellow bubbles and, in general, the game results to be not playable as it shoud be) due to a bad behavior of the random numbers generator. According to these users, the problem is now fixed with this patch! Also, the new executables are slightly faster and solve some little audio problems here and there.

Arcadia homepage
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18.12.2k Vesalia Special
Vesalia sells WinnerZ4 board for 199DEM, CyberVision 3D gfx board for 409DEM, and if you buy them as a bundle, you pay 529DEM (you save 39DEM) and get 2 Amiga posters, an Amiga ballpen and Amiga pin for free.

Amigart website
Vesalia Computer homepage
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18.12.2k New RC5 Clients
Updated 464c builds are now up on the download page.
Other news: Distributed.Net has merged with the commercial distributed computing company United Devices, here's the press release. What does this mean for us? Basically there is no change for us as team, the efforts will continue as before. Several distributed.net volunteers are leaving their old day jobs and joining United Devices full time. United Devices will be providing distributed.net with new hardware and hosting services, as well as sponsoring a donation program that will help support distributed.net's charitable activities. The RC5-64 project is now at 37% of work done.

Amiga RC5 Team Effort website
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18.12.2k 3ivX Now Out, But No Amiga Player (yet)
The new MPEG4 based video system 3ivX has now been released in beta form. Currently theres only a player for MacOS and Windows, but more platforms are on the list including Amiga. Read more

Amiga.org website
Happy Machines website
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18.12.2k Software News
There are new screenshots of the followup to Wildfire, Taifun. For those who dont know, the alpha demo is also available for download.

TitleShadow is a new patch that adds either a shadow or an outline to your window titles. It was written to make titles more readable over "busy" birdie textures, but looks great whether you run birdie or not. It works with VP, Birdie and OS3.5, but only requires KS2+. Readme

Amiga.org website
WK-Artworks website
Peter Gordon, TickleNet
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17.12.2k Special Musical Live Show With AMIGA in Japan
Shinji Miyoshi: "I would like to introduce a special musical live show with AMIGA in Japan; "SUSUMU HIRASAWA : The Interactive Live Show 2000" (English pages will come soon. Anyone can join the live show through the internet, from home or somewhere. It is a schedule on 18 (Monday) December 2000.
 Tokyo           19:30 - 21:30
 HongKong        18:30 - 20:30
 Milan, Berlin   11:30 - 13:30
 London          10:30 - 12:30
 New York         5:30 -  7:30
 Los Angeles      2:30 -  4:30
Susumu Hirasawa is a famouse techno musician in Japan. For live show performances, he uses two A4000s, A1200, Bars&Pipes, ScalaMM, P.A.R., many ARexx scripts, VidiAmigaRT and Pixound and more. If you want to know about SUSUMU HIRASAWA, please visit the following pages: for Amigans: http://www.nifty.ne.jp/forum/famiga/SHintro/, general info: http://www.chaosunion.com/hirasawa/."

Shinji Miyoshi, ATO Japan
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17.12.2k Elbox TV Card Supported!
With the release of the Happy Holidays ad on the Polish Elbox site, Elbox has release info as to witch TV Card they are currently selling and supporting (with drivers). As reported on vgr 3 days ago it is a Brooktree (BT848) based card. The card is made by Prolink, model: PixelView PlayTV Pro.
Information: Conexant Bt878 chipset, Single-Chip video capture/TV tuner/FM radio multimedia adapter, Fully PCI Rev 2.1 compliant and zero wait state PCI burst write, PCI bus master interface, Supports NTSC/PAL/SECAM video input, Composite / S-Video input and audio input, Supports planner YUV data format, Sopports Windows 95/98, Multiple composite, S-Video and 8 pin mini-Din connector for Philip desktop video camera, Full TV frequency range for CATV/VHF/UHF, Multiple YCrCb and RGB pixel formats supported on output, Video capture rate maximum 30 frames/ second, VBI (Vertical Blanking Interval) data capture for closed caption, Teletext and intercast data decoding, Supports WST (World Standard Teletext) decoding, Video conferencing ready. The card got a 3 out of 10 on a CNET review. "TV tuner cards not only allow you to watch TV on your PC, but give you features such as radio access and video-capture capabilities, also. The Prolink PixelView Play TV Pro is stacked with extras, but its inconsistent quality lags behind the competition."

CyberGraphX homepage
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17.12.2k Elbox GFX Explosion: Holiday Prices Released
The head of the professional graphics department, at Elbox using Adobe Photoshop 4.0, has created a few new graphics. The first is a cool green boogie man next to a A1200 Mediator. The second is picture was on the Polish Elbox site. It looks like a cool Happy Holidays print ad. A few prices from the ad:
SharkPPC G3/G4 750@550MHz 1999.00 Polish Zloty ($463USD)
SharkPPC G3/G4 750@400MHz 1490.00 Polish Zloty ($345.10USD)
10 Mbit PCI NIC 55.00 Polish Zloty ($12.73USA)
SoundBlaster 128 PCI 89.00 Polish Zloty ($20.61USD)
SoundBlaster 1024 Live! PCI 269.00 Polish Zloty ($62.30USD)
PixelView Play TVPro RC PCI 245.00 Polish Zloty ($56.74USD)
Please rembember these are Polish prices. They don't include cost for shipping, import & export taxes, ect... Exchange rate used: 1USD = 4.317PLZ


CyberGraphX homepage
Elbox website
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17.12.2k The Xmas Version of The Crypt disk Magazine Out Now
Stephen Evans: "The latest and biggest version of The Crypt is out now. We have 2.5m of information, news, stories and jokes for you to enjoy. From a Masterclass on Opus to funny StarTrek jokes. We have articles to please everyone. Go to The Crypt web site to download the lha version, or you can order the DMS version to be sent to you.

Stephen Evans, The Crypt
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17.12.2k AmigaSDK.com Redesigned
100% Unofficial AmigaSDK page (www.amigasdk.com) now has a totally reworked layout, using PHP-Nuke, a free web portal system written in PHP. (Looks almost exactly like the one at Amiga.org ;)

AmigaSDK.com website
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17.12.2k The Best of Airsoft Softwair Gold Edition CD-ROM
The sequel to the 'The Best of Airsoft Softwair' CD-ROM which was released last year by APC&TCP is available now. The Gold Edition is filled with 640 megabyte and contains all releases which have ever been made by Airsoft Softwair. All Shareware programs are contained in full versions, of course. Some are even exclusive, like CD32 Games Install Kit v4.0 and Rainboot v3.1.
The CD-ROM is available for 29.95 DM (20 US$) from the author. If you own the first edition, you can order it even for only 19.95 DM (15 US$). The complete press release.

Andreas Falkenhahn, Airsoft Softwaire
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17.12.2k A Review of OS 3.9
Gregory Donner: "I have a review of OS 3.9. Still basic and somewhat unpolished, but this should provide a closer glimpse at OS 3.9."

Gregory Donner
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17.12.2k Improved HTMLread
A new HTMLreadversion (V.48) and a Genesisplugin for HTMLread can be downloaded from the supportside http://www.htmlread.50g.com. HTMLread is an extension for YAM.
YAM is a wonderfull Mailer but it is not able to handel EMails that are written from Netscape, Eudora or Outlook in HTMLcode. HTMLread detect, convert and send this EMails to youre favourit HTMLviewer. There are some changes in the new version: two bugs fixed, smaller, statusimages support, the downloadmanager don`t open evry time the statuswindows if you are offline, the downloadmanger has a new option (QUIET), better looking statusgifs... (Require HTMLread V4)

Gunter Hinrichsen, HTMLread
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17.12.2k Software News
ppclibemu V0.8e (16.12.00) - ppc.library emulation under WarpOS (libs only this time). New in V0.8e: DoMethod,DoSuperMethod,CoerceMethod. This means the VFlash plugin should work now!.

MorphOS News Does your MUI program that uses the 68k version of NList seem to take years to do things? Well wait no more! This is what you have been waiting for! A MorphOS/PPC version of NList v19 MUI classes! You will need the 68k version of NList installed.

Digital Almanac III Xmas-Update available! Find Santa Claus on this page for download!

Frank Wille's homepage
MorphOS website
Digital Almanac homepage
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16.12.2k NVIDIA BUYS 3dfx!! What will you do with your Voodoo?
3DFX announces three major initiatives to protect creditors and maximize shareholder value. Board of directors initiates cost-cutting measures, recommends to shareholders sale of company assets to NVIDIA Corporation for $112 million and dissolution of company" - 3dfx Interactive, Inc. press release.

NVIDIA and 3dfx have signed an agreement for NVIDIA to purchase certain graphics assets of 3dfx, a pioneer and recognized leader in graphics technology. These assets include, but are not limited to, all the patents, pending patent applications, trademarks, brand names and chip inventory related to the graphics processor business of 3dfx."

CyberGraphX homepage
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16.12.2k Demo of the AmigaDE (Windows & Linux)
Michael Czajka: "It seems that WOA didn't see the same demo's that ACE 2000 because Bill didn't make it but... we had our video camera's going and you can see the full demos on: http://www.ace2k.net/news.html. They certainly help dispell a bit of the confusion surrounding the new AmigaDE. There are also a large number of other c lips and photo's on the site and on Aminet."

Michael Czajka, ACE 2000
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16.12.2k Another Simon The Sorcerer II Update
Simon The Sorcerer II Update 3 has been released. It's purpose is to fix some problems that were introduced when working on an ASL requester fix.

Simon the Sorcerer II Support Page
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16.12.2k Alchemy Laboratory Junior by XTeam Software Available
Crystal Interactive took on stock ´Alchemy Laboratory Junior´ by XTeam Software, an education software for chemistry. With the CD you can learn about chemistry in an easy way, can watch experiments as 3D simulations and the interactive teacher. Necessary materials are included. Existing localisations: Italian, English, German.
Requirements: A current version of Netscape Communicator or Internet Explorer. Compatible to Windows, Macintosh, Unix, Linux, Amiga, and BeOS.

Amiga-News.de website
Crystal Interactive website
XTeam Software website
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16.12.2k Epic Direct Ltd. Opened Online Shops
AmigaGames.co.uk and AmigaUtils.co.uk are online now, You can order games and applications from the sites.

AmigaGames.co.uk is dedicated to the Amiga gamer, this site has joysticks, mice, 4 player adaptors and of course 100's of games. Their big game at the moment is Simon the Sorcerer II out now!
AmigaUtils.co.uk is a site dedicated to Amiga utility programs, Business, development, desktop publishing and music are just some of the subjects covered.

Malcolm
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15.12.2k Amiga Extravaganza 2001 Cancelled
J R Wilson: "We here at ARCUG have decided to postpone the Jan 6th show till later in the year 2001. This is due to lack of interest, though we do thank all those who made a commitment to come. We also look forward to your support in the near future. So the AE 2001 Jan Show is officially CANCELLED till we can get a new date set. Please pass it on if you so desire. All moneys received will be refunded, so please don't worry. Please contact the hotel if need: Holiday Inn Southeast 5120 Victory Drive Indianapolis, IN 46203 To cancel any reservations please Call (317) 783-7751 I would like to take the time and personally thank all those who helped us organize and advertise the show and for just trying to make this a success."

J R Wilson, ARCUG

Amiga Extravaganza 2001 website
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15.12.2k EASys! Update 4.8.4 and OS3.9
Thomas Neidhardt: "I will publish the update for OS3.9 at Monday 18-Dec. or latest Thursday 21-Dec.2000 on the homepage. This will be the version 4.8.4. Users who have bought the latest CD-R release at the WOA2000 fair will not need this update. CD-R 4.8.4 users, please do the following to be able to use the package completely with OS39:
· Rename the file EASys!:config/OS39_with_toolsdaemon to the name: OS39_with_rexxmenu
· Insert a wait line in the file SYS:StartSys/e_WB/2_Toolbar (or 2_ToolManager_EASys) before ToolManager is started: wait 10 (This is needed because asynchronous overlapping launch of AmiDock and Toolmanager lead to an error.)"

EASys! website
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15.12.2k AmigaOS 4.0 Petition: Status Report
Guvenc Kaplan: "AmigaOS 4.0 petition has been signed by 825 people (as of this time of hour) already. We think of finishing it by January 1, 2000. Then, we will send the signatures and comments to Amiga Inc. If you have not signed it yet, I invite you to visit the petition page at www.amigart.com."

Guvenc Kaplan via ANN
Amigart website
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15.12.2k Photogenics December Update
The full download release version of Photogenics will be available here for purchase shortly, with the boxed retail version to follow as soon as a new design for the packaging is commissioned. In the mean time, you can read the new manual, which is available here.

There is also interview with Paul Nolan about Photogenics on GraphicsBoard.com.

Photogenics website
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15.12.2k eTeacher
Chris Jonko: "I would like to inform you that new versions of Electronic Teacher are available on Aminet (BIZ/DEMO). eTeacher is very good multilingual language tutor for Amigans on the world. If you want more info - mail me back please. Now eTeacher works in Polish, German, English and French language."

Chris Jonko
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15.12.2k Software News
HMTLread GenesisPlugin V.1 - turn Genesis online or offline if you want download some webimages. Tested with Genesis from AmigaOS3.9. Require HTMLRead v.4 /v.4x.

The latest version of the MPEG1/2 video player Frogger 1.64b1 is available. Executables for 68k, PPC and LinuxPPC can be downloaded here.

HMTLread website
Christoph Meier
Frogger homepage
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14.12.2k iFUSION In Beta Testing Stage, Screenshots
MS: "Below you will find 3 screen shots that we grabbed today from iFUSION. These were grabbed on an A4000 using the "developer" PPC card. This card is a 150Mhz 603e with 32 bit memory (not 64). It is the absolute worst case in terms of performance. It runs rather well! We were able to run a variety of programs that tested performance and PPC compatibility. We have not found a single application that fails to run under this emulation! screenshot 1., screenshot 2., screenshot 3..
We do not have a firm release date for the Amiga version, but we are hoping to get all of the orders filled by Christmas!" Read more

Microcode Solutions website
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14.12.2k WoA 2000 Reports
Mpeg Movies From WoA 2000 by Philippe 'Elwood' Ferrucci
WoA 2000 pictures from Virtual Dimensions (german comments)
AmigaOS 3.9 - Presentation by Juergen Haage and Martin Steigerwald by Thorsten Dubai
WoA 2000 show report from amiga.topcool.de (german)

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14.12.2k Free Advertising at Amiga-Community.net
You can add Your Logo to the Amiga-community.net Page ! Send one Logo ( max.size 120x120 ) to me : xandiy@amiga-online.com. The Loge will be placed as fas as possible ! Please send me logos until 23.12.2000 ! This Special ends 05.01.2001 !

J. "Xandiy" Santillan, Amiga-Community.net
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14.12.2k AO Editorial - Why Linux Needs Amiga
James Russell, Editor-at-large for Amiga.org give us his input into why Linux needs the up-and-coming Amiga DE (OE?) platform. Read more

Amiga.org website
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14.12.2k Amiga Arena Special Offer
Together with Helmut Hoffmann, Amiga Arena offers a special Christmas price for PhotoAlbum/Cybershow inclusive all additional modules. The price will be 35,- DM. This offer will be valid until 31.12.2000.

Amiga-News.de website
Amiga Arena website
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14.12.2k Unofficial Amiga OS 3.9 Mailing List
An unofficial Amiga OS 3.9 mailing list has been set up at eGroups. Addresses:
Post message: AmigaOS3_9@egroups.com
Subscribe: AmigaOS3_9-subscribe@egroups.com
Unsubscribe: AmigaOS3_9-unsubscribe@egroups.com
List owner: AmigaOS3_9-owner@egroups.com
URL: http://www.egroups.com/group/AmigaOS3_9

AmigaOS3.5 ML
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14.12.2k Simon The Sorcerer II Update
Since the Simon The Sorcerer II launch on WoA last weekend two updates were released.
Update 2 (14th December 2000) Improved Locale/Language loading. Locale loading is more than 10 times faster. This cuts approx 5 seconds from the game startup and makes in-game Locale change almost instant. This also avoids some potential animation glitches that can occur when switching language. This is obviously not something that is done often but the 5 second speed-up at start is still good. Changed the ASL code in another attempt at solving Requester issues with OS 3.9 and some other versions of ASL Library.
Update 1 (12th December 2000) Added Sound cache to improve performance in scenes where the same sounds are reused frequently. Improved keyboard input by using Queued input system. Now keys are guaranteed to be caught. Attempted to fix a ASL requester problem which makes Saving an Loading impossible with some versions of ASL library.


Simon the Sorcerer II Support Page
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14.12.2k Heretic II running with hardware-accelerated on Voodoo3
At WoA 2000 Hyperion was showing Heretic II on a Voodoo3 + G-REX + CGX + Warp3D setup. Mr. Hans-Jörg Frieden posted this on www.ann.lu: "Yes, Heretic II was running hardware-accelerated. The resoultion it was running on was 640x480. In that resolution I got 41 FPS on a PPC604/180 in tutorial2, and 64 FPS in 320x240. Actually things will get a lot faster when the drivers are finished, since I'm not using the second texture unit, and no command pipeline interface which will also speed things up considerably. The driver as presented on the show was the work of one and a half week of almost sleepless nights :-)"

CyberGraphX homepage
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14.12.2k AmigaAmp: Streaming far from being perfect
Thomas Wenzel: "Seems as if my first shoutcast streaming implementation needs major rework and optimizations before it works smoothly. At the moment all you can do is set PlayBuf to 1s and LoadBuf to 16k. This should work for medium to fast links. On slow links however (below ISDN speed) you might be unlucky. I'll fix it! :)
If you're using the WarpUP decoding engine, please increase AmigaAMP's stack to at least 262144 bytes as well."

AmigaAmp website
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13.12.2k WoA 2000 Reports
Collection of Elbox pictures from the WOA2000 show
WoA 2000 pictures Bielefeld Amiga Users & Developers
WoA 2000 show report from AmigaGlobe
WoA 2000 show report from Petra Struck (english)

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13.12.2k The Amiga2001 Web Page Is Up!
Bob Scharp: "The Amiga2001 web page is up! Be sure to check it out at: www.amiga-stl.com.
We already have several exhibitors listed in this first listing of our web pages. More will be added each week. Be sure to keep posted on this the biggest Amiga show in the Americas.
St. Louis is centrally located in the heart of the U.S., and is served by several airlines, including TWA, which has a hub here. Check the web page for the phone number of our official travel agency, Best Way Travel. They can help you get your travel arrangements made to attend the show. Read more

Bob Scharp, The Amiga2001
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13.12.2k The Amiga Resource is back!
Andy Mills: "Due to server problems, the Amiga Resource at http://www.amigaresource.org has been MIA for over a week. This site will be moving to another (reliable) server and will not be restored at its current location. So, to provide an uninterupted service from now on, a mirror has been set up at http://www.amigaresource.org.uk. If you need to contact me, please use andy@amigaresource.org.uk as the original address will be unavailable while the domain is moved."

Andy Mills via ANN
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13.12.2k Open Amiga's Unimplemented Manifesto
Steve Crietzman: "Just what Open Amiga is all about; what we'd like to do, if we can solicit some volunteers to carry on the torch! In short: Open Source AmigaOS, Open Source Envoy, Open Development, Democracy, Community, Democratise, Open and Hold Accountable a Truely Representative AAC." - Open Amiga's Unimplemented Manifesto

Steve Crietzman is leaving Open Amiga and should be replaced by elected Administrative Council. More info in Frequently Asked Questions.

Open Amiga Foundation, Inc. website
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13.12.2k Java for AmigaOS?
Merlancia Industries are currently looking for developers who are interested in helping with the AJE [Amiga Java Engine] project. Developers must be willing to share sources with other developers to continue the AJE momentum, and must sign a Confidentiality / Non-Disclosure agreement with Merlancia Industries." Read more

ANN website
Merlancia Industries website
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13.12.2k ATC-Support Channel
The IRC-channel on IRCNet is no longer the official ATC-Support channel. The new ATC (and other soft like dynAMIte for example) support channel #AmigaZeux is now on euIRCNet. Here is a list of available servers:
Austria - irc.inn.at.euirc.net (Innsbruck), irc.vie.at.euirc.net (Vienna)
France - irc.par.fr.euirc.net (Paris)
Germany - irc.bay.de.euirc.net (Munich), irc.ber.de.euirc.net (Berlin), irc.bre.de.euirc.net (Bremen), irc.ffm.de.euirc.net (Frankfurt/Main), irc.ham.de.euirc.net (Hamburg), irc.hes.de.euirc.net (Marburg)
Switzerland - irc.bas.ch.euirc.net (Basel)


ATC homepage
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13.12.2k ELBOX - P96 v1.43b - Speed Tests
Another note on using v1.43b P96 with Voodoo3 + Mediator. Mr. Kanning posted some info on the Amiga-Mediator mailing list: "I asked Elbox on WOA2k what the problem could be of my first installation. You know already the story about the 100% compatibility with 1.43b instead of 2.0. They told me that they've done that, because not every Amiga user has acces to the internet (especially in Poland). Picasso1.43 came with AmigaOS3.5 CD. And there are some bugs in 2.0 so thing might change for all Picasso2.0 lovers, because (boingbag_1 and ) AmigaOS3.9 includes Picasso2.0." Mr. Kanning also ran some speed test... 1.43b vs 2.0 you can find his results here!

CyberGraphX homepage
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12.12.2k AmigaOS 3.9 Support Area
Today the OS 3.9 registation and support area have been opened. When registered you are authorized to get technically support as well as other valuable services.

AmigaInc. website
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12.12.2k Bars&Pipes Source Code
"Bars&Pipes Professional, the only true MIDI-sequencer for the Amiga with a loyal user base even today, 6 years after the last version, is back. As you probably know, the company who made B&P, Blue Ribbon Soundworks, got bought by Microsoft and lots of code in B&P is now the foundation of Microsoft's DirectMusic in DirectX. The ex. VP of Blue Ribbon, Todor Fay, announced this information 3 days ago (this is his original mail from the barsnpipes mailinglist @ egroups.com):

Mikko Karvonen
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12.12.2k Play Aqua
Aqua, the new adventure game coming to Amiga is nearing completion and will be sent to the publisher soon. Aqua has been added to the official Crystal Interactive (publisher) website. More news will follow when a release date is available. Screenshots and other info can be found at the Emerald Imaging website.

Amiga.org website
Emerald Imaging website
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12.12.2k S-FILE 8: PLAY AND DON'T PAY
First few reviews of Nightlong:
AmigaActive Gold award: "Excellent game...the best of its kind."
Amiga Advis: "Best speech adventure for the Amiga ever!"

Sofia: "To play the best games without having extra financial expenses for you during this season, we have created a new payment plan for our Amiga players:"

EXISTING clickBOOM customers can order any of our games (as many as you want), have your game(s) shipped to you immediately but you don't have to pay absolutely nothing until February 1, 2001!

NEW clickBOOM customers can order any of our games (as many as you want), have your game(s) shipped to you immediately but pay only half now and the balance on February 1, 2001!

S-FILE 8

clickBOOM website
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12.12.2k AROS News
11.12.2000 Stefan Berger has commited a completely rewritten layers.library which is much faster and much more simple then the one we had. It's now based on OO techniques, much easier to extend (we're currently thinking about child layers and layer groups which will keep their stacking order). Also, the new layers.library allows to move windows outside the screen (the first windows have already been lost out there ;-)
Georg Steger committed additional files for ReqTools which should make it compile on Amiga.
Adam Chodorowski began the work on workbench.library and the workbench process.

9.12.2000 Johan Alfredsson improved the ReqTools file requester. The Volume requester works now.

6.12.2000 Michael Schulz committed a PS/2 Mouse.HIDD and removed the respective code in the keyboard handler.
Adam Chodorowski implemented the Intuition-Functions OpenWorkbench() and CloseWorkbench(). LockPubScreen() will now open the workbench if it isn't already open.

AROS homepage
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12.12.2k Merlancia MISEL Site Updated
Merlancia Industries is pleased to announce that the MISEL website has been updated. More information has been added about the MISEL TORRO products, and the new interface has been activated. We hope you enjoy the changes. When you get to the main page, be sure to click on the Boing Ball to proceed.

Merlancia Industries website
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12.12.2k dynAMIte
The developer of ATC (ftp client) returns with a fantastic new game, dynAMIte. It's a bomberman/dynablaster-clone that can be played (only) over internet (TCP/IP) by up to 8 players! Exclusive dynAMIte preview was spread during WOA 2000.

dynAMIte homepage
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11.12.2k WoA 2000 News
WoA 2000 show report from BoingWorld
WoA 2000 show report from Petra Struck (german)
WoA 2000 pictures from BoingWorld
3ivx - pictures from the World of Amiga 2000 conference
Happy Machines demonstrate their MPEG-4-based 3ivx video codec technology to Amiga community at the WoA.
WoA 2000 pictures from IOM

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11.12.2k Realsoft and Hyperion Entertainment team up to bring Real3D to the Amiga
According to Ben Yoris of Hyperion, Realsoft and Hyperion Entertainment have entered into an agreement to bring Realsoft's critically acclaimed and highly advanced 3D modelling and rendering package Real3D back to the Amiga." Read more

There are also some dates on their gaming projects:
Shogo: End of January
Freespace: 1st Quarter 2001
Alien Nations: 1st Quarter 2001
Majesty: 2nd Quarter 2001

ANN website
BoingWorld website
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11.12.2k Making Way In The Universe
A brief overview of Amiga's work during 2000. Making Way In The Universe, new article by John Chandler on suite101.com.

suite101.com website
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11.12.2k Merlancia Announces AmigaOS 3.9 Promotions
Merlancia Industries announces the availability of AmigaOS 3.9 and special AmigaOS 3.9 promotions and give aways. Read more

Merlancia Industries website
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11.12.2k Major New ICS Upgrade V2.00
ICS is the free AmigaOS scanner color calibration software. ICS allows color calibrating basicly any scanner using scanner calibration photos (targets). Standard IT 8.7/2 (ISO 12641), various Corel and Epson targets are supported. The software can work independent of any Amiga scanner drivers, but works best with scanner software directly calling ICS for you (ScanQuix V4 or V5, ScanTrax, ImageFX).
Following new features have been added to V2 of ICS:
Now all ICS image reading and writing is done using the new IRW library
ICSConvert can now write JPEG, IFF, and TIFF
ICSConvert and ScanTarget now support 16 bit/channel image data
ICSConvert can now read/write embeded ICC color and IPTC/NAA editorial information
Now includes tools to extract ICC and IPTC information from images (IFF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG)
Spanish localization added
ICSConvert can now be used as tool for image format conversion
IRW does offer improved and localized error handling. Error requesters now offer detailed information, hints and often also a Retry function
Major speed improvement for loading certain files formats. Also, memory requirement was reduced


ICS homepage
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11.12.2k Mozilla for AmigaDE
James Russell will be heading a group to port Mozilla, the open source web browser, to the AmigaDE. Read more

ANN website
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11.12.2k Mediator Poll, What Drivers Do You Want To See Next From ELBOX?
Sam Thomas who runs the Amiga-Mediator mailinglist, officaly watched by Elbox, upon suggestion has set up a poll asking: "Which card/driver are you currently waiting for and would like to see supported by the Mediator next? (I have not put specific cards here cos there are so many! and SharkPPC isnt there cos I didnt see the point since it isnt a generically available card) I will end the poll on December 20th." Options are: Soundcard (Soundblaster Compatible), TV Tuner, SCSI, USB, ISDN, Modem and Mpeg2 Decoder (DVD etc..). Make sure to vote. Watch out for the butterfly. Vote Here!

CyberGraphX homepage
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11.12.2k Trogsoft Awards Update
The first weekly report of the Trogsoft Awards 2001 progress has been uploaded, and can be read by going to http://www.trogsoft.org/articles/001211-awards.shtml "In the website category Czech Amiga News is in the lead with 128 votes"

Vote for Czech Amiga News in the TS Awards 2001

Trogladite Software website
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11.12.2k Speed Up Your Voodoo3 With Mediator
Having slow speed results with your Voodoo3 + Mediator + P96 v2.0? Mr. Kanning emailed Elbox and asked about "voodoo3 owners who experience low performance with their voodoo3". He posted some info on the Amiga-Mediator mailing list: "To all the voodoo3 owners who experience low performance with their voodoo3 (for instance very low rectfill() or draw boxes. The guys from Elbox told me that the drivers are made 100% compatible with picasso v1.43. Not with Picasso96 2.0. Version 1.43b is available from ftp.cullasaja.com, ftp.villagetronic.com or AmigaOS 3.5 CDROM ("AmigaOS3.5:Contribution").

On the Warp3D driver issue for Mediator + P96 + Voodoo3, posted to the Amiga-Mediator mailing list by Mr.Machin: "Steffen Haeuser from Hyperion has made pretty clear that whatever the evolution of the situation between Elbox and P96 Team, the Ward3D drivers will be probably made available for the Mediator. The sooner the two companies agree on a settlement, the quicker the drivers will be out. Time to make ELBOX hear your voice..."

CyberGraphX homepage
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11.12.2k Software News
MorphOS News cgxsystem.library.elf has been updated to 42.5 (12/10/00). It now includes SuperLayers for PPC and some and speedups for MagicMenuPPC transparency. You can find the archive here.

The beta of the Scalos online manual has a work-in-progress FAQ. If you've anything you'd like to add to it, please e-mail. Scalos' develpers will make sure it's updated regularly.

MorphOS homepage
Scalos homepage
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10.12.2k WOA 2000 News
Eyetech with their partners Escena and Hyperion Software presented timeline for AmigaOne1200/4000 boards.

Elbox demonstrated MediatorPCI 1200 and 4000 boards and drivers for BT848 based PCI TV-Boards.

Hyperion Software presented Heretic II with accelared graphics using Voodoo3 Warp3D Drivers for DCE G-Rex PCI. They was showing also Shogo-MAD and Descent FreeSpace demos.

Epic Marketing demonstrated finished versions of Earth 2140 and Simon The Sorcerer II for Amiga.

Blittersoft released Exodus:The Great War at the show...

Fun Time World website
Amigart website
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10.12.2k More WOA 2000
WoA 2000 pictures from Marcus Neervoort (4,1MB) download only
WoA 2000 pictures from Thomas Wenzel
WoA 2000 pictures from Fun Time World
WoA 2000 pictures from Torsten Dudai
WoA 2000 pictures 2. from Petra Struck

Log of short Fleecy IRC Conference by Amiga.org
Marcus Neervoort´s World of Amiga 2000 page

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10.12.2k Latest Amiga Imagine News
There were added two 3D hardware accelerated OpenGL demos (PPC only) demonstrating a 3D hardware accelerated and non-accelerated display.
Added new page - PPC_graph, which demonstrates a speed comparison between Imagine V5.0 and the current beta version of Imagine S.A.R.E. (Stand Alone Render Engine). More graphs, and an updated site design, will be provided over the Christmas holiday period.

CAD-Technologies website
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10.12.2k INET DIAL News
INET DIAL v3.833, described by AMIGACTIVE magazine as 'well on its way to becoming a one-stop-shop for remote home automation on the Amiga' now includes German localisation. Translators please note: The software may now be translated into any language! To download the latest version please go to http://www.mdr.co.uk/mdr/software/inet_dial.lha.

Richard de Rivaz, MDR Interfaces Ltd
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10.12.2k Software News
The Xmas-Update of Digital Almanac III has been finished. Click for the German or the English info page to go to the screenshots!

AmigaAMP 2.8 BETA-9 (WoA'2000 release) There are two new exciting features: MHI and direct internet streaming! MHI is a new driver system developed by Paul Qureshi, Dirk Conrad and Thomas Wenzel. The first hardware being supported by that system is Dirk Conrad's MAS-PLAYER. Instead of having to use an external program, AmigaAMP now supports Shoutcast streaming directly. Thanks to Sigbjørn Skjæret, Brian Donahue and Marius Schwarz for their help. Both features are still experimental and not fully implemented yet. The rest of AmigaAMP v2.8 is finished however. A new Plugin Development Kit will be released soon!

Digital Almanac homepage
AmigaAMP homepage
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9.12.2k Pictures from WOA 2000
WoA 2000 Pictures from Salva
WoA 2000 pictures from Petra Struck
WoA pictures from No Risc No Fun
WoA pictures from Amiga-Community.net

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9.12.2k Open Amiga Transition Plan
After break Open Amiga Foundation is now looking for candidates to form a transitional governing council.
Anyone who has been a volunteer or contributor to Open Amiga is welcome, as are AROS developers or supporters or people who are otherwise supporters of an open-source future for the classic Amiga operating system. Read the statment from Steve Crietzman.

Open Amiga Foundation, Inc. website
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9.12.2k Log of IRC Conference With Elbox
Mariusz Wloczysiak, Elbox was the first of the guests at the #woa on AmigaNet. The log covers SharkPPC, Mediator, new drivers, AmigaDE and future...

CyberGraphX homepage
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9.12.2k AmigaOS 4.0 PPC Possible But Likely Impossible
AmigaInc. announced that OS4 PPC will happen IF they can sell enough copies of OS3.9 to prove that there is a viable market for the product. 50,000 copies is the magic number. Based on the figures for OS3.5 it looks beyond possibility...

Fleecy Moss, AmigaInc. via IRC from WOA2000
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9.12.2k Obligement 24 available !
The issue 24 of the E-Zine Obligement is now available. In this issue you can find an interesting article about AmigaOne, an interview of Eric W. Schwartz, reviews of Nighlong and MooVid 2 and much more! Have a look at obligement.free.fr.

David Brunet, Obligement E-Zine
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9.12.2k ACSYS Canceled
After a last telephone call with programmer it is now official that the development of ACSYS (Turrican-clone) will be canceled. In our opinion for 86 interested people (result of a opinion poll) it is not worthy continuing the development.
If the development will be continued by a third person the following applies: The complete code will be released as open source. Only the engine will be given as an object file. If a commercial publication is planned percentage share of the profit have to be given to us. The level has to be negotiated with the developer. If the game is going to be published as freeware we will waive the financial claims. PD,- shareware or something like that are not allowed. The level of development is at fifty percent. If there are competent programmers we would continue working on pictures if desired.
We regret this decision and hope you show understanding of it. If you want to write something to this topic please mail to the programmer because I have no influence on it no longer. The homepage will be online during the next time. I will complete the list of interested people if I will get mails with this content. For further questions we are at your disposal via eMail: coder: Joerg Belger, graphician: Christian Sobotta

Amiga-News.de website
unIQue homepage
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9.12.2k Amiga Live Performance in the Berlin Club Scene
There you can find few pictures of Amiga Live Performance in the Berlin Club Scene.

wARPgAT.milaro website
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9.12.2k Software News
Trogsoft has released ArcBar (a new name for LxxBar) 1.0r and makeDdir version 1.0r. You can download, rate and read about them by going to the Trogsoft products page.

ANN website
Trogladite Software website
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8.12.2k First Release Of The bplan PowerPC Mainboard Specification
Dual G3/G4 microATX Mainboard - Codename PEGASOS
With it's PEGASOS development pblan GmbH of germany brings the unleashed PowerPC performance to the users. By using a modular system design, the mainboard could be easily user upgraded to the actual demands. With todays standard interfaces allready designed onto the PEGASOS mainboard, the users will be able to easily connect standard components (like harddrives or CD Roms) and a wide range of highend devices such as digital video cameras to the system. While PEGASOS itself is widely scaleable to the users needs, it's a easy task for retailers or OEMs to configure the system for there demands. By hiting the best price/performance point for the choiced configuration, systems starting with one CPU (at entrylevel) up to multi PPC G4 based cluster computers could be build useing the same hardware. Read more here.

Christoph Meier
bplan website
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8.12.2k GoldED: WOA 2000 Special Offer
On occasion of the World Of Amiga 2000 in Cologne, GoldED Studio will be available at a 50% discount. To obtain the software at the reduced price of 49.90 DM, send your order to GoldED Support and include a copy of your WOA ticket with your order (or other written proof that you have visited the WOA 2000).

Second beta version of a new BASIC interpreter released in form of a shared library, designed to be used as an alternative to ARexx is now ready to download.

GoldED Studio homepage
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8.12.2k News About DeepSilence - The Secret Of My Soul
The DeepSilence team is looking for a gifted story writer to cooperate in case of the game's story and actions. Good knowledge of orthography is recommended. Contact: sylvio.kurze@oberland.or.at.

At the time being the SOMS homepage only is accessible at http://suse.unixcity.de/mangapic/index.html due to a failture of redirection. Moreover the DeepSilence team would like to mention alternative-games.de where a poll is up about which game you are most of all looking forward to. Everybody looking forward to SOMS, please click DeepSilence-SOMS.

Amiga-News.de website
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8.12.2k Hyperion Worker Talks About The Mediator Design
On #amiga (irc.whiterose.net) one of the guys from Hyperion was chatting about the design of the Mediator: "They've shown some really clever ways to keep their costs down in design, certainly... All of their hardware consists of ONE logic chip which they use repeatedly, as many as necessary.", "They design all their own components, so no need to buy expensive external glue logic.", "Their PCI bus, for instance, is entirely their own implementation, no glue chipsets from a 3rd party manufacturer.", "For instance there was a bug in the FastATA 4000 hardware, and they had to send out replacement chips to fix it. FPGA could just be reprogrammed.", FastATA 4000 is "EIDE controller for Z3. The ONLY one." "Umm it implements the fast ATA modes. like PIO-4, etc. So I get better performance out of IDE drives.", "Again, like all their other products, their IDE implementation is their own, using the same chip they use on all their products. :-) Pretty cool." "Well it also does PIO-5 but Z3 has trouble with it."

CyberGraphX homepage
Hyperion Entertainment website
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8.12.2k NSDi Press Release
Since the World of Amiga (WOA) show begins tomorrow, Saturday, December 9th 2000 and Haage&Parther is expected to start selling their AmigaOS 3.9 and NSDi and Haage&Partner is not yet in agreement of the licensing of the AmiTCP/IP software, NSDi is forced to publish this pressrelease pressrelease.<

David 'zapek' Gerber via his .plan
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8.12.2k Fleecy Asks For Contribution
Amiga, Inc is only a few weeks away now from releasing the first major part of the AmigaDE technology, the Amiga Component Model or ACM. Fleecy wants community members to join in a project related to 2D graphics formats. Read more

Amiga.org website
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7.12.2k World Of Amiga 2000 IRC Conferences
The UGN is happy to announce the presentation of live internet chat with some of the biggest names in the Amiga industry today. The conferences will begin on Saturday 09.12.2000 at 12:00 CET (GMT +1h.) There will also be a live webcam from the show at http://ugn.amiga.org/webcam. You can join the conferences on the AmigaNet family of IRC servers in channel #woa2000. NOTE: While you're on AmigaNet, drop into #Developer as there is a high chance of other Amiga staff being in there.

Perliminary schedule as a referance:

Darek Dulian, ELBOX        12:30:00
Mick Tinker, BoXer         13:00:00
Ralph Schmidt, MorphOs     14:00:00
Allan M. Redhouse, Eyetech 15:00:00
Bill McEwan, Amiga Inc     16:00:00
Juergen Haage, H&P         17:00:00

Amiga.org website
UGN website
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7.12.2k Scenet Opens New Areas
Cologne/Germany, 08-Dec-2000. Scenet has been founded in 1998 as the irst web-portal for the legal computer demoscene, based on a project back in 1994. It offers a huge collection of web-links, emails and icq-numbers of former and active members of the demoscene on all platforms, just like Amiga, PC and C64 as well as Atari, Acorn, Mac, CPC and ZX. Since the end of 1999 Scenet has been enlarged by a big articles- and interviews-section. Since December 6th, 2000, Scenet contains an internal and interactive script-system with news items updated every day. Contact: dire@scenet.de

Nico Barbat
Scenet pages
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7.12.2k Eyetech Christmas Offer For All Orders Over £150
Eyetech is pleased to announce that we are offering a christmas discount of 10% on all orders shipped within the month of December which total over £150 (ex carriage & credit card charges).
The offer is applicable to all prices found on our website, and excludes the ImageFX special discount prices that are available.

Eyetech Group Ltd website
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7.12.2k Amiga World #4 in PDF
PDF version of 4th issue of AmigaWorld magazine is now available. Amiga World is the official, authoritative source for Amiga knowledge and news.

AmigaInc. website
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7.12.2k REPULSE Price Drop
The REPULSE sound card will now be produced directly by AlienDesign. That's because they can drop the price (Adviced end-user price: approx. 200 EUR)! Of course, all people who have pre-ordered will get the card to the new price. Distribution will be done, as before, by Individual Computers.

AliendesigN website
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7.12.2k Light over the Mars CD-Rom
Today APC-TCP released a new CD-Rom 'Light over Mars' (LOM). LOM includes an huge archive with objects from the most well-known science fiction-visions. All objects are copyrighted by the original movie-companies. You are allowed to use them for personal usage only. Read more

Andreas Magerl, APC-TCP
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7.12.2k Haage&Partner: There are no problems with Genesis
Few days ago we reported about possible problems with rights to AmiTCP/IP and thus with Genesis and OS3.9. There is now answer directly from Jürgen Haage, Haage&Partner.

"This morning a report comes up that blamed us for not having a valid license for shipping Genesis with the new AmigaOS. We strictly reject this charge. We have all rights that are needed to sell Genesis. We bought these rights from the manufacturer Active Technologies this August. We announced all of this 4 weeks later. We are very surprised about the campaign just one week before the start of the shipping of AmigaOS3.9. As planed, Amiga Inc. will start shipping it next Saturday. Bill McEwen will attend the exhibition at Cologne. I hope you will be there."

Amiga-news.de website
Haage & Partner website
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7.12.2k COOLbits at WOA2000
The exhibition-page of COOLbits is online. Apart from a new version of FX-Scan they will present EaSys and Tales of Tamar at the exhibition. For all video-freaks there will be a stand-alone video-editiong-system CASABLANCA AVIO (PC based). COOLbits will be also selling Irseesoft products at their booth. These products are Turboprint7.x and Picture Manager5.5. If you bring your old Turboprint discs with you you can update to version 7.16. The MAS Hardware MP3 Player will be demonstrated too. There will be also present the new Eternity-One computer. It is a PC with installed Amiga-emulator.

Amiga-news.de website
COOLbits website
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7.12.2k Software News
New RxMUI version 3.95 is avaible at here. RxMUI is an shareware ARexx library that let you create MUI GUIs in ARexx macros.

Tango v1.0ß - Samba/smb-handler GUI. readme

Alfonso Ranieri, RxMUI
Aminet
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6.12.2k OS3.9 full details
Haage & Partner recently uploaded a more detailed list of the new features of OS 3.9, some new screen shots and a list of the people involved in development, translations and testing.

On Amiga-news.de you can find an English translation of the article by the Amiga Magazin about AmigaOS 3.9.
AmigaOS 3.9: A well done surprise?

Haage & Partner website
Amiga-news.de website
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6.12.2k MEDIATOR PCI for Amiga 4000
MEDIATOR PCI 4000 features 5 PCI slots - PCI 2.1 compatible (DMA, Busmastering, etc.), 7 ZORRO III/II slots and 1 Video slot! Read more
ELBOX A4000 ZORRO III/II PCI will be sold as a complete set with the E-BOX 4000 (Power Tower, Winner Tower), beginning with 9 December 2000 (during the WOA 2000!). The MEDIATOR 4000 core logic card will be available in January 2001.

Mariusz Wloczysiak, ELBOX COMPUTER
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6.12.2k First Pictures of 5 PCI Slot G-REX
First pictures of the 5 PCI slot model of G-Rex are available.
DCE notes: "This total new design. The Production is running.... The Boards are running on the WOA 2000." Click on the pictures for bigger view. Please do not link directly to the pictures. Top view, 5 slots, VooDoo (755K), Top view, alone (663K)

CyberGraphX homepage
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6.12.2k Simon The Sorcerer II Finished
Simon The Sorcerer II Amiga is finally finished and sent off to CD dublication. After months and months of problems with the original code Paul Burkey and Peter Mulholland have completed the job to port one of the best cartoon adventures ever to the Amiga. The game will be released on decembre 14th and will be send to people who have preordered the game directly from epic-interactive first. Simon The Sorcerer II Amiga requires an AGA or GFX board equipped Amiga with minimum 68030/50 and 8 MByte Ram to run. Simon The Sorcerer II Amiga comes as an english Talkie version plus english, german or italian subtitles. The game will be delivered in a DVD Box, comes complete with a printed manual and retails at DM 89,95. You can still preorder the game directly from epic, by sending them an E-Mail.

epic-interactive website
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6.12.2k Earth 2410 Finished
According to Jason Hayman, Pagan Games Executive "Earth 2410 Amiga PPC/68k CDs have gone to CD press. The full game will be on show at WOA."

Amigart website
Pagan Games website
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6.12.2k Software News
ASM-One V1.45 Revision 454c, Public Release (05-12-2000)
ASM-One V1.45-RTG Revision 454c, BETA Release (05-12-2000)

TFA pages
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5.12.2k AmigaOS 4.0 Petition
Haage & Partner (authors of AmigaOS 3.5 and 3.9) is waiting for the approval of Amiga Inc CEO. Bill McEwen to begin coding AmigaOS 4.0. This new version will probably feature a new kickstart rom and full PowerPC support. If you want a new version of AmigaOS please join the petition for Amiga OS 4.0. Leave Your Message to Amiga Inc. and let your voice be heard... Click Here To Sign The OS4.0 Petition

P.S.: Please do not start MorphOS vs AmigaOS discussion here... We think that MorphOS is a new PPC OS and should be considered seperately from AmigaOS.

Christoph Meier
Amigart website
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5.12.2k MARTINA SFX - Prices
Michal Kluczewski: "Price of 'Martina' card for clock port version will be about 180 DM (90 EU). MPEG decoder will be available for sale as separate module. Its price and price of other versions are not calculated and will be given in the future."

Michal Kluczewski
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5.12.2k Amiga Ships Amiga OS 3.9
Amiga ships Amiga OS 3.9 on December 4, just in time for the holidays! We've recently opened our 3.9 pages, so check out all the fabulous new features of this important Classic Amiga upgrade. You can get Amiga OS 3.9 from an authorized dealer or from the AmigaInc.'s Amiga Store.

AmigaInc. website
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5.12.2k Alive Mediasoft Changed Name And Platform
Posted on MacWorld today was a small news item that a company called "Alive World" is to sell a classic Amiga game collection with an emulator to Mac users. As odd as this is, it also seems "Alive World" is actualy Alive Mediasoft, well known in the Amiga community for all the wrong reasons.

Alive World: "Our future plans include porting some of our favourite games from other platforms onto the Mac. We have been involved in publishing in the past and been fortunate enough to be in on some very good titles, some of which we are considering pursing for the Mac market. If we receive enough interest and support from the Mac community we will certainly endevour to bring them out..." God save the Mac! [ExiE]

Amiga.org website
AliveWorld
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5.12.2k Wired's "Worst Vaporware of 2000"
Wired wants your nomination for worst Vaporware of the year 2000. (Hardware included) You might remember that Amiga made #2 in 1999. Read more

ANN website
MetaFilter website
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5.12.2k Payback Preview
There is a full preview of 'car stealin' gun-slingin' gangsta action!' Payback on Amigafire.com.
"It's Grand Theft Auto - only better. Still mission based, has gorgeous graphics and effects and is amazingly fast. Here at Amigafire we all look very much forward to getting our hands on the full game with the soundtrack etc. which will surely add a new dimension to the game." [AmigaFire]

AmigaFire website
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5.12.2k CyberGraphX on a VooDoo4 4500
On VGR.com you can see a snap of CyberGraphX running on a VooDoo4 4500. CGX on a VooDoo4 4500 is old news, but now it's public at last. The driver is in a working beta stage and up and running on the G-REX. CGX access to the VooDoo4 memory is 1 big 32MB chunk, through a 288MB window. Largest memory on a gfx card on the Amiga yet...

CyberGraphX homepage
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5.12.2k Frogger 1.63 and AC3Dec 0.82
Frogger 1.63 and AC3Dec 0.82 are available. 68k version of ac3dec also available. Donwlod at http://frogger.rules.pl/. New in version 1.63:
-fixed mpega.lib audio decoder, now it always finds and plays audio (of course if there is any audio stream...)
-fixed FPS calculation at end of movie.
-small changes in melody/delfina decoder. Just some cleanup, and initial volume setup (VOLUME parametter)
-(10 minutes later) Volume can now be changed during playing movie if delfina/melody was used.
-some problems with starting videocds, traced to be upper/lower case string comparision. fixed.
-Added AIFF audio output, sndfile.library required (included) Thanks must go to Sigbjørn Skjæret for latest library version and developer docs and more...


Matteo Consolati from Frogger ML
Frogger homepage
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4.12.2k Amiga division sold to Survivor Org
4th December 2000, A friendly and beneficial transaction has taken place giving CS&E's Amiga publishing business to Survivor Org, a non-profit making organisation. Survivor Org products will be distributed directly into over 200 UK independent software stores by Eurostores, but the new management expect to considerably improve sales through Amiga mail order retailers and to achieve better relationships with the Amiga press and fellow businesses. Read more

David Connolly, Crystal Software and Electronics Ltd
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4.12.2k Trogladite Software Awards 2001
Neil Bullock: "Trogladite Software has started their annual Amiga awards a little early this year, and will run it until mid-February. You can nominate and vote for items at the Trogsoft Awards website."

Vote for Czech Amiga News in the TS Awards 2001

Neil Bullock, Trogladite Software
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4.12.2k First Tests Of Voodoo3
The first tests of Voodoo3 graphic cards in MEDIATOR PCI 1200 are available at http://www.amiga.pl/press/elbox-20001202.html.

Darek Dulian, ELBOX COMPUTER
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4.12.2k GoldED Studio 7 Preview
GoldED Studio 7 is scheduled for release in December 2000. Major new feature will be the transition from a Rexx-centric application to Distributed BASIC, a new portable BASIC interpreter specifically developed for use inside applications. Recommended retail price: 99.90 DM, upgrades from a previously purchased GoldED Studio CD: 49.90 DM. Benefits of upgrading

GoldED Studio homepage
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4.12.2k WOA 2000 Show News
Finally Vesalia will also join the WOA. They will show the PCI and Z4 boards from Elbox, turbo and graphics boards from DCE, tower cases and software.

Petra Struck and the amiga-news.de team attend the show at the booth of the Amiga-Clubs.

Unfortunately we are not allowed to open the show before 11 o'clock on Sunday. But there will be an OS 3.9 seminar (10-11) which is limited to 100 people.

The WOA 2000 News
What will I see at the show? (german)
The updated exhibitors list


Haage & Partner website
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4.12.2k Amiga-Community.net Opens the Community-zone
J.Santillan: "The Community-zone at Amiga-Community.net is open now. The register is free and you can use only the languages: German, English, Spanish and Portuges!
For the moment there are only a few thing but if the commununity grows it will change! Please write your sugestions into the internal Forum! It will take some hours to open a new account! I hope you will enjoy the Community!"

J. "Xandiy" Santillan, Amiga-Community.net
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4.12.2k CGX V4.2pre8 Is Released
Let the CGX team be the first to wish you a warm holiday season. Let the season of giving start now with a updated to CGX V4.2. This pre8 updated is for BlizzardVision and CyberVisionPPC owners. The updates focus mainly on better MorphOS support.

Make sure to check back often because through out the month of December you can look for many many many new and exciting things to come from the CGX team. The list is too big to list here right now, so check back.

CyberGraphX homepage
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4.12.2k CyberGraphX Working With UAE-JIT Under Linux
Bernie Meyer has added support for CyberGraphX V3 (Mediator V3 ViRGE drivers) by the way of emulating the Elbox Mediator pci.library into his JIT version of UAE for Linux. If you have any feedback on this let us know! Set up a quick UAE overview page here.

CyberGraphX homepage
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4.12.2k Software Hut News Letter
Everything from OS3.9 specials to original Amiga keyboards in this episode of their newsletter. The Typhoon is back for a good low end 1200 Accelerator. Amiga Forever 4 is out and shipping. fxSCAN is now available with impressive scanning features for the Amiga. Blizzard boards in stock. Gift Certificates are still available for the hard to shop for Amiga user. Software Hut News Letter

Amiga.org website
Software Hut website
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3.12.2k Payback News
There is a new status report on Payback gangster game. There are also some new screenshots here. Don't forget that Payback is now available to pre-order.
Don't forget to join Apex announcement list to make sure you're among the first to know about the latest developments!

Apex Designs website
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3.12.2k Exodus at the WOA 2000 in Cologne
KDH Datentechnik will have the new Game Exodus available at the Amiga show in Cologne. Other new game releases scheduled for this month (in time for X-Mas) are Simon the Sorcerer II and Shogo. If you are still looking for a nice Amiga X-mas surprise, the above games will fit perfectly. KDH also offers X-mas vouchers in 4 different values for those Amigians who cant decide on a specific present. Have a wonderful X-mas time...

Guenter Horbach, kdh datentechnik
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3.12.2k Interview With WK Artworks
Andreas Magerl: "On the Homepage from Amiga Future is an interview with Andreas Küssner, WK Artworks, developers of Wildfire\7PPC and its successor Taifun (AmigaDE). English speaking users can translate the page with a translate-tool on the startpage. The interview is in the AKTION-part from AF page.

Amiga Future
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3.12.2k 303-tracker Sources Released!
DJNick, [d.tronic] is looking for a programmer who is willing to help finishing '303-tracker' music program [Rebirth clone for Amiga]. At first, new version will only support graphics cards display. If there is interesting people, please let him know on his private email address and he can send you sources.

Nikola Tomic
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3.12.2k IRC Chat With Jochen Becher
Check the logfile of the #AmigaOne IRC chat with Jochen Becher of Haage&Partner. (german/english mix)

Page of AmigaOne IRC-Chat Kanal
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3.12.2k wARPgATE To Be In German Only
Due to editorial reasons wARPgATe is to be continued in German only from December 1st, 2000.
Warp9 editorial staff: "Because of rather low response in spite of much efforts, and recently number of vistors per day on the WarpOS news pages decreased to 300, unfortunately our editor left the wARPgATe project. Also the future of WarpOS rather is unsettled with view on the change to a new Amiga era whith the AmigaOne. Not to completely shock the users we decided to continue the site as it is from 01. Dec. 2000, and to expand it as the case may be. But we are only able to do that in German, so the site will not be continued in English after it's 21 month lasting existence. We ask you for your understanding."

Amiga-news.de website
wARPgATe website
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3.12.2k UAE-JIT News
A new UAE JIT "Ipswich Town" release is available. You can get it as a patch against pristine UAE 0.8.15 sources or in a variety of other ways. UAE JIT adds just-in-time compilation to the Linux version of UAE, making it a lot faster than the classic UAE.

Bernie's at-uni machin
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3.12.2k Software News
HTMLread v.47 - an YAM extension for detecting, converting and showing emails written in html. HTMLread v.4 is required to install this update.

ppclibemu V0.8d (28.11.00) - ppc.library emulation under WarpOS. New in V0.8d: FreeMem/Vec patch caused illegal memory access on NULL pointers; PPCFreeMem/Vec caused illegal memory access on NULL pointers. Readme

HTMLread homepage
Aminet
Frank Wille's homepage
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2.12.2k Blittersoft Will Have Exodus In Their Shop Soon
Blittersoft announces that Sland Media, Poland has confirmed the the shipments of the real-time strategy game Exodus. Order here

AmigaFire website
Blittersoft website
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2.12.2k 3ivx For Amiga, But Is It a Hoax?
Most of us by now have heard of "Divx ;)", the high compression video format, well now a new company is working on something better and whats more they plan on supporting Amiga. 3vix plan to open source the code to their new video compression system which means all platforms can benefit from the technology, even Amiga (which is mentioned on their site). But this does sound a little to good to be true, could it be a hoax? Well, we will all know on December 15th when 3ivx posts more information on their technology.

Amiga.org website
3vix homepage
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2.12.2k Amiga Resource Temporary Unavailable
Andy Mills: "Due to a server problem, the Amiga Resource is currently unavailable. I shall post here again when it is available, or you can join the update mailing list at http://www.egroups.com/group/AmigaResourceUpdate to be notified by email when it is available again. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused..."

Andy Mills via ANN
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2.12.2k Next Case On The Horizon: AmiTCP
David Gerber: "I put a webpage on http://amitcp.meanmachine.ch/ to remember everyone Network Solutions Development, Inc. still holds copyright on AmiTCP.

Tomi Ollila, NSDi: "It has come to our knowledge, that Haage&Partner is including AmiTCP/IP to some of their products. [AmigaOS 3.9] However, NSDi has never given out it's Intellectual Property Rights of AmiTCP/IP, especially not to Active Software or Chris Wiles. Read more on page mentioned above.

David 'zapek' Gerber via his .plan
V3 Portal
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2.12.2k SecondSpin v2.12 Beta Released Today!
SecondSpin v2.12 Beta released today! SecondSpin can easily encode audio CDs to mp1/mp2/mp3 (68k/ppc). It requires a modified LAME v3.87 which can be obtained from here. Several small bug removals. Several small non-classified bugs removed. Some error handling stuff added. You can now use LAME (v3.87 and above), NCodeR or Pegase (mp1/mp2 only) as encoder. Readme This release is in very, very beta state. Let author know how it works!

SecondSpin Discussion Forum
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2.12.2k Software News
New alphaversion (V.45.00 alpha 4) of stormamiga.lib V.45.00 for SAS/C. Some functions were added, some functions were optimized and some bugs were fixed. This version is for betatester only.

MorphOS News The next Amiga Active CDROM will have a special MorphOS version on it. It has an extended time usage of 2:00 hours and is newer than the Public Beta release #2.

Scalos team: "We've added a new section to the Downloads page. It's called "Extras" and contains some extra bits and pieces, like scripts, boot pictures etc. Basically, things that won't fit into any other category, but that we feel are useful to you."

CyberdyneSystems website
MorphOS website
Scalos homepage
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1.12.2k Blittersoft Offer Christmas Specials
We have some special prices for a range of in-stock items, valid whilst stocks last, up until Christmas. Take a look HERE

Paul Lesurf, Blittersoft
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1.12.2k New Sound Card Martina
Michal Kluczewski: "I have pleasure to inform (with author's consent) that final works on soundcard 'Martina' for Amiga 1200/3000/4000 just go on."
'Martina' is soundcard for Amiga 1200/3000/4000 computers connected with clock-port (version for ZorroII slots and under ROM stands will arisen in the near future)." Read more Web site should be available in the near future.

Michal Kluczewski
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1.12.2k Amiga One Discussion Forum Still Online
Instead of closing down the AmigaOne Discussion Forum on www.amiga.com, due to the recent abuse, they have added a log-in page that will require users to register. Email is required so that the server can send you a password.

Gary Peake, AmigaInc.
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1.12.2k Cinemaware Releases Amiga Classics
Cinemaware has updated their web site. Along with news of their upcoming projects, they have posted first ROM images of many of the classic Cinemaware games for free download. Formats include Amiga, AtariST, C64, NES and PC.

Bob Washburne via ANN
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1.12.2k Where is ASM-One V1.45 ?
Boushh: "I know I promised to release ASM-One V1.45 on the 30th of November 2000. And I was planning to do just that. BUT:
Today and yesterday I started adding pasting to the Clipboard to ASM-One, and thanks to somebody who helped me, today ASM-One was able to past copied text to the Clipboard.
Since this is a feature which should have been build into ASM-One years ago, and many people have asked for it, I thought I would give myself just another few days to also add coping from the Clipboard.
This will also give me some extra time to spend on the new RTG version of ASM-One. So I can fix some strange/annoying bugs and maybe even do some optimization to speed things up (because it's terrible slow at the moment).
AND, I can update the ASM-One manual a little bit. Like adding Clipboard stuff.
ASM-One V1.45 (both normal and RTG) will now be released at the 5th of December 2000 (which is, not coincedentially, some kind of a national holiday here in the Netherlands B-)
I hope that you are not to much disapointed by this. You'll get Clipboard and RTG compatibility after all!"


TFA pages
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1.12.2k Software News
MorphOS News MagicMenuPPC v2.30beta for MorphOS/PPC is available. The transparency feature is significianly faster now. you will need the latest orginal 68k version. Make sure to read the "magicmenuppc.readme" in the archive on how to setup the files for MagicMenuPPC.

Scalos has moved to a new webspace along with a new URL, www.scalos.com. Some beta add-on products should be uploaded soon.

MorphOS website
Magic Menu homepage
Scalos homepage
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1.12.2k November News
News from November 2000 can be found in Execute History section.