31.5.2001 AmiSoft closes
"As of Friday 25th May, Amisoft will cease all operations. Although things did look promising a while back, Amisoft can no longer generate a profit it its current state. A costly court battle with another company hit Amisoft hard, couple this with recent poor figures in the Amiga sales market, and you can see that there were a lot of factors which determined our future, whether we liked it or not. Amisoft was in operation from 1989, selling both hardware and software."

ANN website
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31.5.2001 A1200 + BlizzardPPC + WarpUP = iFUSION ?
"The fix for Blizzard users is WarpUP, which can only be made by H&P. iFusion has to use WarpUP, and it is simply unfortunate that the WarpUP software has problems with the Blizzard.
Sam Jordan has been extremely busy, but we did receive a post from him yesterday which indicates he can spend more time fixing this problem very soon:
We have assurances from H&P that this issue will be resolved, but they do have other priorities.
I hope things will be sorted soon, but we really cannot influence the manpower placed on WarpUP."

Paul Lesurf, Blittersoft via FUSION ML
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31.5.2001 Software News
AmIRC 3.5.14beta is now available to all registered users. Featuring various bug fixes and minor enhancements.

The new version of the asyncio.library (v40.5) for WarpOS fixes a hopefully a little bug, that caused some troubles on a few Amigas.
* Removed "SPrintf"-dummy from code. It seems to work now.
* Replaced "PutXMsg" with "PutMsg". It seems, that "PutXmsg" caused some trouble on a few Amigas.
* Should run a bit faster then before.

Archive will be avilable soon on Aminet.

A new update of Safe v15.7 has been released today. readme

VaporWare website
Digital Almanac Homepage
Virus Help Denmark AMIGA website
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30.5.2001 Petsoff and individual Computers join forces
After a long wait, the powerful Delfina soundboard with a DSP (digital signal processor) goes back into production at the facilities of individual Computers. The board has partly been re-designed on the Zorro side to improve performance to a level that has never been reached on a stock Zorro-II bus. The "Delfina Flipper edition" can transfer more than 5MB/sec through the bus. This speed can either be used to playback more voices at the same time through AHI than any other soundcard before, or to reduce the CPU load while playing back single voices. All known DSP functions and programs for the existing Delfina boards will also work on the new boards, including the killer-application: MP3 playback with minimum CPU load. A stock Amiga without accelerator can playback MP3 at best quality with the Delfina!
Toccata emulation and AHI software interface let you use any soundcard-compatible software with Delfina Flipper. A Midi expansion module will let you use Midi expanders and keyboards for input and output.
Individual Computers has also reduced the cost of the Delfina dramatically. The retail price will be around 370,- DM (189,- EUR). The new boards will ship in summer 2001.

Petsoff website
individual Computers website
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30.5.2001 Blittersoft and Merlancia Industries announce iFusion partnership
Blittersoft (UK) are pleased to announce a distribution and development agreement with Merlancia Industries (USA) for the Amiga PowerMac emulator, iFusion.
Merlancia Industries are now the officially appointed exclusive iFusion distributor for the USA, Canada, India, Poland and Italy.
In addition, Merlancia Industries will be working with Blittersoft on a variety of additional features for iFusion. Blittersoft will shortly be announcing further details of these enhancements, which will be made available to existing registered customers from our website.
Announcement

Merlancia Industries website
Blittersoft website
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30.5.2001 Exoticons
Exoticons consists of 1500 icons created from high quality box scans of Amiga games. Certainly, it must be the largest game icon collection currently available for the Amiga. It comes in both NewIcons and OS3.5/3.9 versions and is downloadable from the Misc Section. Please note that the packs are very large, and could take some time to download. They also should be appearing on Aminet very shortly.
As a bonus included with the Icons is a small intro coded by Cupid/IRIS. Big thanks to him for all his work. Thanks also to XtC for the drawer images and the wonderful Exoticons logo.

Exotica website
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30.5.2001 NovaDesign.com - Tutorials &Reviews
"Many of you use the tutorials on the Nova Design site. The editors of these pages have recently added a "Reviews" area for software and products that focus on or work with Nova Design products. The first installments are reviews of the Catalyzer tutorial video series including the most recent volume, Catalyzer 3 and a review of the PanCanvas2 motion control plug-in for ImageFX. If you're on the fence about these products or just want some more information take a look."

Amiga.org website
NovaDesign website
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30.5.2001 Amiga Arena News
Amiga Arena Fullversion - Action Cat
With the permission from Horst Spierling the Amiga Arena gives you the full version of the great Arcade Game "Action Cat". Action Cat is a game like "Ruff n Tumble" with nice levels, different weapons, teleports...(German / English)

Amiga Arena website
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30.5.2001 Software News
Tom Parker has ported AWeb-II JPEG decoder to PowerPC (WarpOS). V0.4 is now available here. AWeb-II version 3.0 or higher required.

OpenDivX 1.5 plugin for Soft Cinema now available. To use this plugin just copy divx.sc to codecs/ directory.
This version is able to decode both 0.48 and 0.50 opendivx files.

INET DIAL has been upgraded to v3.842. Download from http://www.mdr.co.uk.
INET DIAL is a Home Server for the Amiga Computer and handles control (X-10) and messaging (email and SMS) via a Browser. INET DIAL is also now available on CD from Kicksoft. The CD version includes APACHE, GEEKGADGETS and YAM for easy install.

AWeb PowerPC JPEG Plugin homepage
Amigart website
Richard de Rivaz, MDR
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29.5.2001 Hyperion and Elbox coming for an agreement
Elbox responded to the Hyperion's offer (Warp3D V4).
Elbox contacted Hyperion on Monday 28 May after reading their offer and consulting it in a company meeting held specifically for this purpose.
Elbox is eager to make an agreement with Hyperion and co-operate for creating more high-performance software for Amiga.
Read more

Mariusz Wloczysiak, ELBOX COMPUTER
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29.5.2001 Back to the Roots Amiga-News
"The latest update on Back to the Roots brings you some more great Amiga games for free download: Pinball Illusions, Benefactor, Skidmarks 2, Football Glory, Mad News - just to name a few - are all exciting masterpieces.
Music lovers will find many new mods and more tracked music online. In the game-music section we present you tunes from the famous Barry Leitch (Lotus 2, Humans), who allowed us to include all his Amiga-mods. Demo-music freaks will be pleased by listening to 80 new tunes, which were used in demos like Odyssey, Jesus on E's and many other demo productions.
Don't forget to check out our pictures and demos sections for the latest impressive stuff from the scene."

Bobic + Hippie2000, Back to the Roots
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29.5.2001 New Multiplatform-CD: Amiga ClassiX 3
The Multiplatform-CD ┤Amiga ClassiX 3┤ will be available on the 6th June 2001. This CD will contain more then 100 classic games. For example: Der Seelenturm, Lure of the Tempress, Wheelspin, Crystal Dragon, Ziriax, Der Trainer, Tactical Manager, Pinball Obsession, Fatman, Embryo, Sixth Sense Investigation, Kid Pool, Xtreme Racing, Blade, Virtual Karting II and many more.
┤Amiga ClassiX 3┤ will be available for Amiga, Macintosh and Windows. Additional information is available on the webpages of Darkage Software.

Amiga-news.de website
Darkage Software website
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29.5.2001 Interview with Gareth Murfin
The GFX-BASE interviewed Gareth Murfin (Alpha-Software). "We were talking about his games (like Gloom3), the status of his Resident Evil clone, The Dead Walk and about his new projects, which will be aimed at the AmigaDE. "

Amiga.org website
GFX-BASE website
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29.5.2001 Games & Software News
New version of Amiga client V0.35R4 available. Tales of Tamar is the internet based roundgame for Amiga, Atari, Linux/SDL and Windows by Eternity Entertainment Software.

Web server Apache 1.3.20 + php 4.0.5 (binary for 040). Use it with the official amiga apache archive: www.amiga-apache.org.

There's a new Basilisk II CVS snapshot. If no-one finds any serious bugs, this is going to be Basilisk II 0.9.
GwenolÚ Beauchesne has made a preliminary version of Basilisk II with a dynamically recompiling 680x0 emulation for Unix/x86 available for download.

Amiga emulator for Windows WinUAE 0.8.16 Release 3 is now available. Download / history

Tales Of Tamar homepage
Da SixK Port page
Basilisk II homepage
WinUAE homepage
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28.5.2001 K4 Report and pictures!
On Saturday the Kickstart Amiga User Group held their fourth show in its new location in Banstead in Surrey. Although it was a quiet show - due mainly to the Bank Holiday and the wonderful weather - everyone who attended said that they had a brilliant time and most of them still went away with lighter wallets!!
The Kickstart Group would like to thank its Sponsors - Eyetech and Analogic and all the other companies; user groups and individuals who came to the show.
Pictures (with captions!) of the show can be found on the K4 site. Once again, thank you to everyone who came to the show, it was a big success.

Sam Byford, Kickstart Amiga User Group
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28.5.2001 Change of Warp3D status
Hyperion Entertainment has decided to upgrade the status of Warp 3D V4 from a freeware product to a commercial OEM product which will offered to Amiga hardware developers for a moderate license fee. Read the full press release.

Hans-Joerg Frieden, Hyperion Entertainment
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28.5.2001 Lights over Mars 2.0
"Lights over Mars 2.0 is now available from the APC&TCP. This cd-rom includes a large archive of sci-fi objects from all the different movies and series for Cinema 4D, Imagine, Reflections, Monzoom and Lightwave."

Andreas Magerl, APC&TCP website
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28.5.2001 Amiga Update Newsletter
Latest Amiga Update Newsletter by Brad Webb (#010527).

Amiga Update website
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28.5.2001 WinUAE-Kaillera Release 1 now available
Today the newest WinUAE-Kaillera version, a custom version of the emulator allowing to play Amiga games over the internet, Release 1, has found its way to the web! This version supports more options than the previous Beta-release, like: mousesupport (on both joystickports), upto 8 players (with keyboard), frameskip-option (speed) and various minor bugfixes. This version is based on the newest Kaillera-client (v0.81) and should run somewhat smoother then the previous release. Read more / download

Thrill
WinUAE-Kaillera homepage
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28.5.2001 Deathbed Vigil video available on Amiga Forever 4.0 CD-ROM
For years, many Amiga fans everywhere have been searching high and low for a copy of former Commodore engineer Dave Haynie's Deathbed Vigil video, which chronicles the last day of operations at Commodore's West Chester, PA headquarters for Commodore's U.S. operations. Dave says he may remaster the sound at some point and rerelease the video, but if you want now, the video comes in MPEG format as part of the extras on the CD-ROM version of Cloanto's Amiga Forever 4.0, the only official Amiga emulator for the PC. Check it out here.

Amiga.org website
Cloanto website
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28.5.2001 Matrox G550 Final Specifications
Apparently, the final specifications of the G550 have been leaked by 'reliable sources' over at x-bit labs. See what the Matrox G550 is built out of:
"G550 core will have 2 RAMDACs. Primary RAMDAC will work at 360MHz, while the secondary RAMDAC will work at 230MHz. So, the highest resolution on the primary monitor will make 2048x1536 and on the secondary monitor 1600x1200, at 32bit color mode. As for DualHead technology, it will work in the following modes: multi-display, DVDMax, zoom, clone, TV-Out, Snapshot, and will feature eDualHead browser enhancements. Also G550 will support dual-DVI. [..] G550 will have 2 pixel pipelines with 2 texturing unit each. 3D performance of G550 will be comparable with GeForce2 MX 200 or RADEON VE or even lower. Matrox's brand HeadCasting engine is none other but a T&L unit supporting extended Vertex Shaders and matrix palette skinning. G550 will also support EMBM. G550 will be made with 0.18micron technology and have dual integrated CRTCs, RAMDACs, TMDS and one integrated TV encoder. The cards based on G550 will be equipped with 16MB or 32MB DDR SDRAM with 64bit interface. G550 based cards with 32MB memory are expected to cost around $140."

ANN website
x-bit labs website
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28.5.2001 Software News
Oliver Wagner: "A new V release is scheduled for next friday. I actually wanted to do last weekend, but Matt kept nagging for more bug fixes."

SimpleMail alpha 0.5 has been released. New features are:
Configurable mail download selection added.
Supports 8 bit mime mails (if a SMTP Server don't support them they are encoded on the fly).
Improved the readwindow. Now used extensivly the SimpleHTML engine.
Button images are cached now.
Support of the new SimpleMail User Galery.


V3Portal website
SimpleMail homepage
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27.5.2001 Matay announcement
"Here is Matay's official announcement regarding a letter from Elbox Computer to Mr.Fabio Trotta, the reviewer of the Prometheus board for the NoRiscNoFun site."

Grzegorz Juraszek, Matay
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27.5.2001 Airsoft Softwair News
"The Airsoft Softwair homepage was completely reworked on this weekend and also a poll was added which will contain a recent vote from time to time. The first poll has just been added: Many users told me that they would prefer paying by credit card for my programs especially users from overseas). So I'm asking now if there are really people out there who want this method of payment. If you do not order any of my programs or the The Best Of Airsoft Softwair Gold Edition CD-ROM just because you cannot pay with credit card please vote now on the Airsoft Softwair homepage. But please vote honest! Thank you!"

Andreas Falkenhahn, Airsoft Softwair
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27.5.2001 AIO issue 47 is now out
AIO issue 47 is out and available at AIO or on Aminet (soon).

Amiga Information Online webpage
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27.5.2001 Amiga Arena News
Amiga Arena Interview campaign
The Amiga Arena talked to Markus Pohlmann about the present state of the development of his game "Projekt Crashsite" which is a science fiction role playing game (RPG). The interview can be found in the section "Aktionen". Markus Pohlmann is urgently looking for users supporting him in rendering. If you're interested please send an email to: Markus-Pohlmann@t-online.de.

Amiga Arena preview and updates
For FBase were German short instructions added. In the area ┤PD links┤ you can find the German translation of the preview of the Snake clone Krsnaked Preview. In the area ┤Aktionen┤ is the English translation of the interview with Dirk St÷cker online. Special thanks go to Kilian Server and Kai Stegemann for the translations.

Full version of "Pferderennen"
With permission from Markus Pohlmann the Amiga Arena makes the use of the full version of "Pferderennen" available. ┤Pferderennen┤ is, as the name already suggests, a bet game in which you can place a bet on one out of six race horses. The game is available for download in the section "Vollversionen".

Amiga-news.de website
Amiga Arena website
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27.5.2001 Software News
Tom Parker has ported AWeb-II JPEG decoder to PowerPC (WarpOS). V0.2 is now available here (source and the binary). AWeb-II version 3.0 or higher required.

AWeb PowerPC JPEG Plugin homepage
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26.5.2001 New Zaurus/AmigaDE Photos from Japan
Amiga News has published some new photos of Sharp Zaurus running Intent, AmigaDE from Japan Business Show 2001.

Amigart website
Amiga-news.de website
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26.5.2001 REBOL/Command 2.0
The ultimate REBOL and the perfect partner for lightweight distributed computing, REBOL/Command 2.0 includes database support for Oracle, Microsoft, and MySQL, plus secure sockets (SSL, HTTPS), FastCGI for substantial server performance, the view graphics engine, encryption ports, external library access, and shell application interface. Includes Command/View... combining Command and View into a single, powerful platform.
Available for 30 platforms. Order now or find out more.

Rebol website
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26.5.2001 Amiga Show in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) in July 2001
"On July 28 and 29, Amiga.info will be hosting the Ottawa Amiga Show, the first Amiga show in Canada since May 1998. The location of the show has not been settled, but as soon as that information is available, we will make it available on our website." Read more.

Amiga.info website
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26.5.2001 Software News
DirOpus 4.15k (Beta) - improved version of great filemanager from GP Software. See History for details. The beta version contains only the files that changed since the last public release. Watch out for serial debug data. Use Sushi/Sashimi to redirect it from serial port to WB window.

New PIV-MooVId (1.5) and MooVId (1.5) release available.
added CONTROL C (Break signal) checking stuff
added support for QT3/QT4/QT5 streaming MOV files (compressed header)
added 3IVX Delta 1/2 Codec support (3iv1)
added OpenDIVX (DIVX) Codec support - please note: it is disabled temporally
added QT 64bit filesupport
fixed unsupported QT audio codecs frame size calculation (this caused I/O errors before)
Registered users should contact author for update.

Directory Opus 4 Research Project
MooVId homepage
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25.5.2001 SDK for Prometheus released
"For all developers who want to make drivers for our Prometheus PCI bridge, we release a free SDK. You can download it here. In case you need help or have questions, contact the Prometheus designer and programmer, Grzegorz Kraszewski. For general questions and comments, please contact Grzegorz Juraszek (cel. phone +48 609394778, from 10 AM to 6 PM GMT +1).

Grzegorz Juraszek, Matay
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25.5.2001 Kickstart Amiga Show is TOMORROW!
Just a final reminder about K4 - The Kickstart Amiga Show.
The Date: Saturday May 26th 2001
The Place: Banstead Youth Centre, The Horseshoe, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2BQ
The Time: 12pm-5pm
Admission: ú2
Further information can be found on the show web site at http://www.kickstartshow.co.uk.

HOT NEWS:
- Eyetech will have the new AmigaOne computer hardware on show.
- Come see the first public demonstration in the UK of iFUSION, the long awaited PowerPC Mac emulator from Microcode and Blittersoft.
- Over 40 stands selling hardware and software at bargain prices
- Usergroups from all round the UK
- Games Arena with big prizes for our Sensible Soccer and Shogo competitions


Chris Green, Kickstart Amiga User Group
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25.5.2001 New AmigaOne motherboard pictures
Christophe Decanini: "Last week we (Adam Carrano from APS, Ben Yoris from Hyperion and I) had the pleasure to meet Alan Redhouse and his wife in the south of France. Of course we took some pictures that we are happy to show you here."

ANN website
A.P.S. website
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25.5.2001 Bars&Pipes Professional 2.5c source-code released for public
Today at May-25-2001 Todor Fay has given his OK to release the source-code of the last (non published) version of Bars&Pipes Professional 2.5c.
After Todor Fay had given the source to 6 programmers around the world in Dec 2000 the source was: completed, debuged (so far as possible), adapted to the new ANSI-C (so far as possible or neccessary), made compileable for the most compiler-systems at AMIGA (CompilerSpecific.h is worked in), tested for propper compiling with SAS/C 6.50 or higher and DICE 3.16. The source is for now available here.
Later it is planed to release the source also at AMIGA magazin CD's or other AMIGA-CD. If there is a publisher of AMIGA-CD's, who want to publish the source, please contact Alfred Faust.

Amiga.org website
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25.5.2001 Amiga Flame News
"In recent days Amiga Flame has suffered some tremendous blows with the commercial web server company going out of business. This means that I have no access to update Amiga Flame in the UK and the long-term consequences for Amiga Flame may be severe. I will attempt to resolve the situation in the coming weeks but it seems that there is no quick solution to this problem.
Amiga Flame in the US is still going even though there were plans to close it down, which are still going to go ahead due to problems with Geocities. However, as I still have access to the Amiga Flame US Mirror I will from this point on carry on Amiga Flame as usual."

Amiga Flame US Mirror

Philip Cosby, Amiga Flame
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25.5.2001 Infomedia Network to set up Amiga Developers Forum
Mike Bouma: "While surfing through the Infomedia Network website I noticed that they are about to set up an Amiga Developers Forum. This company is one of Amiga`s partners of which the partnership was revealed August last year."

ANN website
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25.5.2001 Software News
You can find the new demo of 68k MPEG player RiVA (v0.43) on Aminet. readme
The demo version has all features enabled, no frame/time limits or annoying requesters, but colour playback is disabled.
A special note to people who bought RiVA from KickSoft: Please contact author with your full name and EMail address! He will need you to fill out a registration form if you wish to receive the latest updates.

env-handler v1.7 - HappyENV replacement. env-handler is a RAM disk specialized for enviroment variables that are usually located in RAM:Env. readme.

Stephen Fellner
Stephan Rupprecht's Homepage
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24.5.2001 AvP Gold Source Code & Tools Released!
The source code and tools for Alien Vs Predator Gold have now been released to the public. The archive is about 10megs in size and contains the source and tools which at the moment are available as win32 binaries only.
So, who will be the first to try a port? Or is it the same case like SIN? (ExiE)

Amiga.org website
avpnews.com
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24.5.2001 Interviews
Amiga Arena: Interview with Dirk St÷cker, developer of XAD.
BTW There is XAD special offer in the Amiga Arena available!

Amiga Future: Interview with Mr. Knńbel of bplan. bpln is working on Pegasos PPC mainboard running Linux or MorphOS (at the moment).

Amiga.org: Interview with Ruben Monteiro. He is the programmer of Sounds Cool which is a sound-editor tool for AmigaDE.

Olaf Koebnik, Amiga Arena
Andreas Magerl, Amiga Future
Amiga.org website
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24.5.2001 Software News
Frogger 1.65rc5 for PPC (PUP,WOS) released.
Frogger is the ultimate fast MPEG video player, with MPEG-2 layer support.

Frogger homepage
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23.5.2001 Sharp demonstrates Amiga DE applications at 2001 Business Show in Tokyo
(May 22, 2001) Sharp today demonstrated applications provided by Amiga for the AmigaDE system on their Zaurus hand-held computer at the 2001 Business Show in Tokyo, Japan. Read more here.

Sharp have a press release on their site with details on their new "Zaurus MI-L1" PDA. What should be noted, perhaps, is that there is no mention of Amiga, and yes, there are "Software Development Environment" and "Related Homepage sections.

AmigaInc. website
ANN website
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23.5.2001 Elbox Website Updated
Elbox Website has been updated today. Here you can find specifications and photos of new Mediator models:
Mediator PCI 4000
Mediator PCI ZIII
Mediator PCI ZIV
Many new links on the Elbox Website has been activated.

Wojtek Kozlowski, ELBOX COMPUTER
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23.4.2001 NewOS for Amiga?
"This new experimental OS (not aimed at being the Next Big Thing) was mentioned today on Slashdot. I noticed in the list of planned ports (on the Features page) that 'Amiga 3000 (68040)' is a possibility. Presumably any '040 Amiga would do, but a '3000 is what he has... and maybe he won't even use '040 specific instructions either...?
NewOS is being written as a bit of fun and education by a former BeOS kernel developer and the source is freely available."

James L Boyd
NewOS website
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23.5.2001 Software News
Tom Parker has written a PowerPC (WOS) JPEG plugin for the internet browser AWeb. Currently you can get only sources, binary distribution should be available soon.

AWeb PowerPC JPEG Plugin homepage
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22.5.2001 Matay's office back online
"Our hardware problems are history, so we now can receive and answer your emails. As the first batch of cards is ready, Prometheus is going to sale as soon as the dealers make their invoices, so contact them and place your order if you want to receive your card soon!"

Grzegorz Juraszek, Matay
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22.5.2001 Big Book of Amiga Hardware Updated
Many new entries and pictures, updated informations, two! new new mysteries...
The complete list of changes

Big Book of Amiga Hardware website
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21.5.2001 New MEDIATOR models from ELBOX
Elbox Computer, the company that introduced the PCI standard to Amiga computers with their MEDIATOR PCI 1200 busboard, is proud to announce expanding the MEDIATOR busboard product line with three new models:

- MEDIATOR PCI 4000 - for Amiga 4000D computers installed in E/BOX 4000 tower cases (Power Tower) with the Zorro III/PCI busboard;

- MEDIATOR PCI ZIII - for all Zorro III equipped Amigas (A4000T, A4000D, A3000 and A1200 equipped with the Zorro III busboard);

- MEDIATOR PCI ZIV - for Amiga 1200 computers equipped with the Zorro IV busboard.

The MEDIATOR PCI busboard line is designed so as to enable expanding the Amiga with a wide range of standard PCI cards like Graphic cards, Ethernet and Fast Ethernet network cards, Modem cards, ISDN cards, USB and SCSI cards, Sound cards and Multimedia cards: TV tuner and MPEG-2 hardware decoders. Read more

Mariusz Wloczysiak, ELBOX COMPUTER
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21.5.2001 How to apply to the AmigaOS 4 beta test program...
"Beta Testers and Developers
Amiga Inc. is looking for beta testers to test AmigaOS 4.0 and AmigaDE third party applications for Amiga developers. Payment for all beta testers will be one licensed copy of whatever you test.
Please follow the below procedure rather than mailing gary@amiga.com.

ANN website
AmigaInc. website
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21.5.2001 The AmigaOne will be at K4 - The Kickstart Amiga Show
The AmigaOne computer will be on show at K4 - The Kickstart Amiga show.
The headline says it all. The Kickstart Amiga User Group is proud to announce that Eyetech, sponsors of this years Kickstart Amiga Show will be unveiling the long-awaited AmigaOne computer at the show.

Show details
K4: The Kickstart Amiga Show, in association with Eyetech and Analogic
The Date: Saturday May 26th 2001
The Place: Banstead Youth Centre, The Horseshoe, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2BQ
The Time: 12pm-5pm
The web site: http://www.kickstartshow.co.uk

Read more

Chris Green, Kickstart Amiga User Group
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21.5.2001 Sign up online for the Kickstart Show Games Tournaments!
K4 - The Kickstart Show in association with Eyetech and Analogic will be hosting its popular Games Arena again this year, with a host of new and classic games tournaments and top prizes on offer.
For the third year running our Games Arena is sponsored by Analogic, who will be donating many top prizes for the winners of this years events. Our games this year are being organised and run by our friends at the Blackpool Amiga User Group and by our good friends at SEAL.
Go to our web site at http://www.kickstartshow.co.uk and sign up in advance for one of our two games tournaments, or you can sign up on the day. Remember - places are limited and will be given strictly on a first-come, first-served basis - so get to that web site now! Read more

Chris Green, Kickstart Amiga User Group
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21.5.2001 GoldED web site moved
"Tripod/Lycos closed the site down because of unspecified "abuse" and I haven't found a suitable new provider so far. I've temporarily moved the pages to NBCi but log-in and some links are not working there. Besides, there is too much advertising. Anyway, the direct link to that page is http://members.nbci.com/golded/. This link will be valid for a short time only. The URL http://golded.dietmar-eilert.de should always point to the correct site but adds a pop-up."

Dietmar Eilert
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21.1.2001 ProStationAudio 4.10, 24bit import and enhacements
The current trend in the audio industry is to propose alternatives to 16bit audio storage. Efforts are targeting opposite directions: uncompressed high resolution (24bit/96KHz) and high compression ratios (MPEG). In order to keep up to date in handling data generated by latest Mac and Windows audio applications the new ProStationAudio 4.10 now can import and convert to 16bit for multitrack editing from:
24bit/96KHz (packed data, mono and stereo) AIFF (Macintosh)
24bit/96KHz (packed data, mono and stereo) WAV(Windows)
Raw MP3 files
WAV MP3 files (0x55 format)
WAV MP3 files (0x50 format)
Shoutcast live streaming MP3

Enhancements over 4.05 include a mouse-over capability that allows to inspect objects' attributes by moving the mouse pointer over the timeline, and fixes. The product is ready now, there's no new public demo for 4.10. ProStationAudio 4.10 will also be available to current customers in a few days, free update as always.
ProStationAudio runs on AmigaOS (classic only) systems (Amigas and Dracos). An additional version (for Windows) is in the works.

AudioLabs website
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21.5.2001 Repulse: Delivery started
The first REPULSE soundcards for the Amiga 2/3/4000 were sent to distributors.
Feature list was updated.
NetBSD and MorphOS driver are in the works.

Repulse website
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21.5.2001 Silicon Fruit: AMIGA OS can run on RIORED
"Silicon Fruit had announced that AMIGA OS will be able to run on top of its RIORED motherboard. The motherboard got 2 slot1 CPU slot for IBM PowerPC G3cx / 550 MHz, IBM CPC 710 chipset, PCI (66 / 33 MHz), AGP, USB. The future version will use 700 MHz CPU. "Virtually any operating system can be used on this hardware platform (QNX, FreeBSD, NetBSD, BeOS, or even AmigaOS and MinT)." Read more

Amiga.org website
Czuba-Tech website
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21.5.2001 Software News
Digital Almanac III update v3.5 released. Inside the DA III mailing list, you can find the update to the new version 3.5 of DA III. Mainly it contains fixes of some yet undetected bugs and a corrected English documentation including some missing pictures and missing links.

WinUAE 0.8.16 Release 2 is now available. Download / history

Digital Almanac Homepage
WinUAE homepage


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20.5.2001 Shogo Patch Online
This is a patch that fixes the installation problems some people reported. To verify if you need this patch, please change to the directory where you installed shogo, and from there go to the SOUNDS/VOICES directory, and look for the file "2371.wav". If this file does *not* exist, you need to download this patch.
How to install

There are also Amiga Shogo German locale files available for download. Read more

Hyperion entertainment website
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20.5.2001 ImageFX Warehouse Clearance - Get ImageFX 4 for only $99.95!
"Your eyes aren't deceiving you - the price is correct. You can buy ImageFX 4, that's the very latest release, on CDROM, for the amazingly low price of only $99.95!
Why so low?
The reason is that we over-ordered CDROMs and now we have more CDROMs than manuals. Since ImageFX does have built-in help to provide you with documentation and it's as simple as a one-click to install this isn't a problem for most. We've also noticed over the years that lots of people never read the manual anyway! Read more

Nova Design website
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20.5.2001 300 UKP for a simple AmigaOne 1200 mainboard?
Alan Redhouse of Eyetech said:
1. no dealers have yet been announced
2. no pricing has yet been announced to any dealers
3. epic/amigastuff are just guessing to test the market reaction IMO
4. none of this helps anybody

ANN website
Eyetech Group Ltd website
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20.5.2001 Software News
env-handler v1.6 - HappyENV replacement. env-handler is a RAM disk specialized for enviroment variables that are usually located in RAM:Env. readme. Previous problems probably fixed.

Stephan Rupprecht's Homepage
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19.5.2001 Microcode Solutions announces PowerPC hardware for PC's and new Amigas
May 18th, 2001 - Today, Microcode Solutions finalized preparation for the production of PowerPC hardware to be used in PC compatibles and next generation Amiga machines.
The hardware will come with software to emulate a Power Macintosh(tm) computer. More information concerning the emulation will be released in the near future.
Specifications for the hardware will not be released until the hardware is ready to ship. However, we can say that the hardware will have some astounding features designed around simplifying 3rd party development, including emulation technology.
Microcode Solutions will be offering free developer hardware to qualified companies and 3rd party developers (including freeware/shareware). Microcode Solutions will also be releasing a complete SDK for the hardware to the public, and provide technical support to anyone interested in developing software for this hardware.

Microcode Solutions website
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19.5.2001 Ultraconv V4.1 available
Ultraconv v4.1 is now available as a free update to Version 4.0. New features include:
a bluebox-plugin for the Anim-Publisher
support for the Stargate-interface of fxPAINT
support for the fxANIM-videoformat of fxPAINT
Ultraconv now is compatible with VisualPrefs
bugfixes

In order to be able to download the update, you have to register online at our website. Only if you're registered we can estimate how much efforts should be put into the further development of Ultraconv. A registration is also needed in order to be able to provide you with help if you've problems with Ultraconv. Please support us and register now. Jump to the form/download

Innovative website
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19.5.2001 WinUAE 0.8.16 Release 1
WinUAE 0.8.16 Release 1 is now available. Download / history

WinUAE homepage
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18.5.2001 AmigaOS4.0 Beta Testing
Fleecy Moss, Amiga Inc.: "Whilst I know we all want to beta test the AmigaOne/OS4, we do have code ready to test that can be run on existing Amigas. If anyone is interested in doing this, please send an email to gary@amiga.com, giving your machine configs and testing skills.
You will have to sign an NDA to do the testing, but it will really help to iron out any problems and speed OS4.0 on its way."

Amigart website
AmigaInc. website
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18.5.2001 Tales of Tamar News
New version of Amiga client V0.35R3 available.
So-called "vacation mode" has been activated in the AMIGA client. Now it is no problem to skip a few days in playing Tales Of Tamar. But the Lords of Tamar have been warned! Neighbours could make use of this and attack while the landlord is away...

Martin Wolf: "ToT is going very well and we hope to release the first basic version this year. Its a completly new game, no port and its developed on Amiga. At the same time as the Amiga version we work on the ports to Atari, Windows DirectX, Java, MacOS PPC and Linux SDL. Read more

Tales Of Tamar homepage
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18.5.2001 Looking for Amiga4000 Tower ?
AmigaStuff.co.uk now have a small number of official Amiga4000 Tower Systems in stock.

AmigaStuff.co.uk
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18.5.2001 Software Hut NewsLetter
Software Hut's latest newsletter with news of the Software Hut picnic, Shogo, Repulse and more!

Amiga.org website
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18.5.2001 LKA News
"The hungarian Amiga magazine, the LKA issue 6 is out. New design, layout, more ideas, and a lot of new articles, of course. The new URL is http://lka.revai.hu, but the old (http://amigos.amiga.hu/lka) is still available. Sorry, the mag is only hungarian, but it has a Gallery, too, where a lot of 3D ray-traced pictures is. So, if you are bored, check it! ;)"

Gruber Kristˇf, LKA
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18.5.2001 Digital Almanac III - Mailing list opened!
Achim Stegemann: "To make communication and updating easier, I have opened a mailing-list for all registered DA III users. This mailing-list is NOT for the public and only registered users can join it. All users in my list have been sent an invitation to join the mailing-list. Please note: All support (newsletters, updates etc.) are now handled with the mailing-list.
Please go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/digitalalmanac for more information. Inside these pages you will find the (encrypted) updates ready for download !

Digital Almanac Homepage
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18.5.2001 Software News
A new update of Safe v15.6 has been released today. readme

Perfect Paint v2.6 - great FREEWARE ! proggie for painting, animation and manipulating pictures from 1bit to 24bits. Requirements 030 + FPU, AmigaOS 3.x, CGX or P96, Render.library, Jpeg.library and XPKmaster.library. Changes since v2.5

Virus Help Denmark AMIGA website
PerfectPaint's page
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17.5.2001 New RC5/OGR clients
New (and faster) build 469 RC5/OGR clients are out, see the download section for more info. Development continues on the clients, a native GUI (selectable between shell, Reaction, MUI and whatever others depending on GUI libraries to be added) with functionality and efficiency equal to or surpassing Myzar is one of the objectives. RC5-64 now stands at 47.7% done, the United Devices Cancer research effort (THINK) at 8400+ CPU years with over 370,000 members of which we have contributed over 2 CPU years now with 34 active members, or about 2.5 times as much as the average participant. We have also changed over to a dedicated hosting machine, but this should be seamless.

Amiga RC5 Team Effort website
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17.5.2001 NetBSD/Amiga 1.5.1_BETA2 unleashed
For those of you who _do_ use alternative operating systems than AmigaOS on your classic, NetBSD/Amiga has been updated, with Amiga 1.5.1_BETA2 is available, based off of 1.5.1 (current) sources as of 2001-05-10.

Amiga.org website
NetBSD/Amiga website
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17.5.2001 Software News
WarpDTPrefs v44.4 preferences program for WarpJPEG, PNG, BMP & PSD. Thanks to the ATO, who have provided language support for czech, deutsch, espa˝ol, franšais, italiano, norsk, polski, russian, srpski and tŘrkše, including locale catalogs and installer translations.

New update to the BladeEnc Amiga - WarpOS port of the well known MP3 encoder. No Amiga specific changes.

env-handler v1.5 - HappyENV replacement. env-handler is a RAM disk specialized for enviroment variables that are usually located in RAM:Env. readme.
Mr. Rupprecht is currently looking for some volunteers who know how to use Enforcer & Co. to help him to find the problem in HappyENV (1.4).

MorphOS News Apache 1.3.19 binary for Morphos. This binary is not compiled with php module, but this is in progress Use it with the official amiga apache archive from www.amiga-apache.org.

Oliver Roberts' homepage
A. Vallinotto, A. V. software production
Stephan Rupprecht's Homepage
Da SixK Port Page
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16.5.2001 Big Book of Amiga Hardware Updated
Many new entries and pictures, updated informations, one new mystery...
The complete list of changes

Big Book of Amiga Hardware website
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16.5.2001 Interview
In the interactive part (english part of the Amiga Future homepage) you can find an interview with Andy Kellett - F1 Software.

Andreas Magerl, Amiga Future
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16.5.2001 GFX-BASE: Tutorials and New Features
Ricard Kapp: "On GFX-BASE some changes took place last days! A search function for the games database was included, new links and entries were added and now there is a tutorial area where you will find workshops and FAQs in English."
The first tutorial is online and is a FAQ with pictures about anim formats. We are presenting anim players for the Amiga and explain how to display special formats on gfx boards. (A tool to play the famous animations from Eric Schwartz on gfx boards is included in this explanations)

GFX-BASE website
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16.5.2001 Steve Folberg's Ridiculously Belated Amiga 2001 St.Louis Picture Gallery :-)
Sorry it's taken me forever to post these pictures. Enjoy them, especially the awesome sight of people eating Petro's Free Pizza! Wow! :-)

Steve Folberg,
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15.5.2001 Ultraconv Online Registration
Innovative: "At the beginning of this year we got back the distribution rights on Ultraconv from RBM. As the last release of Ultraconv is already some years old it's difficult for us to determine the demand for a new version of this mighty product. In order to be able to guess on the demand we decided to start a registration campaign for Ultraconv. All owners of Ultraconv-copies are invited to register online. Of course your data will be handled confidential and not be passed to anyone.
Jump to the form or to this SSL-encrypted one.

Innovative website
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15.5.2001 Kicksoft News
Kicksoft are pleased to announce that Photogenics 5 is now avaliable for immediate delivery from Kicksoft ltd.

Ray McCarthy, Kicksoft
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15.5.2001 Annuaire Amiga Francophone #9 / May 2001 available
This new number has been sent to all its subscribers: 509 ! "ANNUAIRE AMIGA FRANCOPHONE" is The List of the french AmigaUsers around the World (France, Belgium, Swiss, Quebec,...). Join the hundreds of Amigans since July 2000 and find contacts in your region ! :-)

Sebastien Jedi" Jeudy, Annuaire amiga francophon
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15.5.2001 Software News
MorphOS News Sigbj°rn SkjŠret did a new release of mysticview with some bugfixes. Files are here.

Opera Software today launched Opera 5.0 for Linux, providing the Linux community with a fast, full-featured and stable Web browser for the first time. Opera 5 for Linux offers an Internet experience for the Linux platform as hassle-free as on Windows. Today's release affirms Opera Software's leadership in cross-platform browser development. Read More / Download Opera5.0 Final For Linux/PPC

MorphOS website
Amigart website
Opera Software website
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14.5.2001 Linux News
Perfect Pair: PowerPC and Linux
LinuxJournal has published an article about PowerPC motherboards and Linux. An interesting article to read.

What are the odds?
"We are not ready to disclose it now but FYI its a PowerPC module that fits in a X86 motherboard CPU slot. We hope to have prototypes ready by June. We are looking for beta testers so drop us a note if interested. We are VERY interested in talking to developers with compiler and / or FPGA expertise. Read more"

Amigart website
SiliconFruit website
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14.5.2001 New TaskiSMS
New (2.57) version of TaskiSMS has been released. News in this release:
  • fixed auto close send window option (now it closes it only when message was succefuly sent)
  • added abort of SMS sending process
  • SMS creation date is now stored in SMS file, not only in folder index (useful with rebuild folder index)
  • updated Lycos plugin
Using this program you can send SMSes to cellular phones to over 160 countries around the world. You can download demo version from TaskiSMS home page or from AmiNet (soon).

Pawel 'Paplo/Taski' Filipczak, Taski
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14.5.2001 Software News
MySql 3.23.38 (binaries for 040). This version has been compiled with Gcc 2.95.3. Queries on partial keys have been optimized, a new MySql client, MySqlCheck, allowing to test and repair databases have been added.

MorphOS News Sigbj°rn SkjŠret ported the final release of gcc 2.95.3 with some bugfixes. You can download it from here.

Da SixK Port Page
MorphOS website
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13.5.2001 dynAMIte v1.3a
New dynAMIte v1.3a is now available. It's a quick bugfix - updated DServer. changes
dynAMIte is great multiplayer (ovet net) Dynablaster clone.

dynAMIte website
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13.5.2001 JabberWocky Development
MUI based port of Jabber client "Jabberwocky" development continues. Currently author is working on file send/receive support. Click here to see a screenshot of JabberWocky for AmigaOS in action!

Amigart Website
Jabber.org
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13.5.2001 French readers may read an updated version of OnePowerWeek
Every week, OPW provides Amiga news and hot links to french readers. OnePowerWeek is published by the AFLE association, the leading one in France.

Ben Yoris
AmigaPower.net
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13.5.2001 Issue 17 of The Crypt
Issue 17 has a "Retro" theme, and we take you back to the very first computer ever made, and for your homework, what was it? And what year was it made? All will be revealed in issue 17. Read more

Steve Evans, The Crypt
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13.5.2001 Software News
env-handler v1.4 - HappyENV replacement. env-handler is a RAM disk specialized for enviroment variables that are usually located in RAM:Env. readme

As most of you is requesting a new release, here is new warpsnes 6.0 beta. readme It matches snes9x v1.37c and now some games like MarioKart runs a lot better. On the other hand, the sound emulation, if activated, will slow down things a lot. So this is just a beta release and the v5.0 is still available, until we get fast CPU's... Read more

Stephan Rupprecht's Homepage
David Gonneau
WarpSNES Homepage
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12.5.2001 42: The Question lost forever
In the age of 49 years Douglas Adams died suddenly following a heart attack on the 11th May, 2001.
Were his last words "Don't Panic" ? (ExiE)

"Douglas Adams became a household name after his science-fiction comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was turned into a BBC TV series..."

douglasadams.com
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12.5.2001 dynAMIte v1.3
New dynAMIte v1.3 is now available. Faster, locale support and much more improvements for the same price. changes
dynAMIte is great multiplayer (ovet net) Dynablaster clone.

dynAMIte website
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12.5.2001 Benelux Amiga Show and Amiga LAN Party
On june 23rd 2001 the Dutch Amiga magazine Amiga Scene and Computer City are organising a double-event; The Benelux Amiga Show and the Amiga LAN Party.
The location is Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Many new Amiga products such as the VSS Sound Card, Prometheus and -last but not least- the Eyetech AmigaOne will be shown! Also, several Amiga VIP's will attend the show! For more information please contact Bruno de Klerk at Amiga Scene or Ron van Herk at Computer City. For information on the Amiga LAN Party please contact Mathieu Burgerhout.

Computer City
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12.5.2001 The future AmigaOS 4.0: the developers speak!
The announcement about the forthcoming AmigaOS 4.0 done in April by Amiga Inc. has been longly awaited. Now the Amiga community finally has a path forwards; but what will it be exactly? How the authors of OS 4.0 themselves view the new road taken by Amiga Inc.? The best way to have these questions answered is to ask to the main characters of this drama: Juergen Haage (H&P), Olaf Barthel, Hyperion Entertainment and Tobias Abt (P96).

www.diff.org
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12.5.2001 Software News
STRICQ 0.1732 BETA (11/5/01) - ICQ clone with MUI GUI by Douglas F. McLaughlin. Release Notes. According to author "now it actually works, all the time." :-)

STRICQ homepage
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11.5.2001 Brazilian Full Aminet Mirror is now online
MMA Internet & Sistemas are proud to announce Aminet-BR full mirror, the very first full Aminet mirror in the whole Latin America. It is located in Santo Antonio de Jesus, Bahia, Brazil, and can be accessed through the address http://br.aminet.org/~aminet. Read more

ANN website
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11.5.2001 Hyperion Software finished Amiga port of SiN
In a comment on ANN, Ben Hermans from Hyperion has said that the Amiga port of SiN has been completed, but is being witheld because the current Amiga hardware is not powerful enough to run the game at a decent speed ("the lower-end Blizzardboards can't cope with the CPU power required"). They are waiting for the AmigaOne... Read more

AmigaExtreme website
Hyperion Entertainment website
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11.5.2001 REBOL/View/Pro 1.2 Released
Now you can enhance your REBOL internet applications with sound. It's easy.
REBOL/View is built on the flexibility and power of the REBOL distributed computing core to launch a new era of interactive Internet applications. Includes a system independent world-wide shared desktop for distributed Internet applications. REBOL/View is Free. Upgrade to Pro for Only $49.

Rebol Technologies website
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11.5.2001 Built With Amiga site not closing after all
Keith Blakemore-Noble: "Good news, folks! I've found someone who is willing to take over the BWA site, so BWA will continue after all." Read more

ANN website
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11.5.2001 New Up Rough Soundsystem release
"The first Up Rough Single 'Automatic Gear' by Substance is out now. It is a top rankin' electro cut. You can grab this long-awaited Amiga Exe from www.uprough.com.

Johan Samuelsson,
Up Rough Soundsystem
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11.5.2001 Software News
A new update of the PatchBrain v1.34 for VirusExecutor has been released today. readme

A new update of Safe v15.5 has been released today. readme

STRICQ 0.1731 BETA (11/5/01) - ICQ clone with MUI GUI by Douglas F. McLaughlin. Release Notes.

Virus Help Denmark AMIGA website STRICQ homepage
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10.5.2001 REBOL Alliance with Eight, Inc. to Form REBOL Consulting
REBOL Technologies and Eight, Inc. announce the formation of REBOL Consulting LLC, a joint venture that will provide custom software development and technical support services for companies looking to use REBOL's distributed application platform. Read more

Rebol website was completely redesigned. Check it!

Rebol Technologies website
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10.5.2001 amiNet-GUI is still online with a new URL
"The amiNet-GUI is still online! Due to a technical problem the URL www.aminet.de is offline, but you can reach the GUI at http://www.aminet-gui.de. For easier use, the site will be recreated in PHP, soon. So it's possible to provide it in several languages... stay tuned an have a look!"

Alexander Kurtz, amiNet-GUI
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10.5.2001 Unified Amiga USB Development Effort
"There are a number of seperate USB developments on the Amiga. As the USB system software is quite an involved piece of software, it would be wise not to reinvent the wheel several times over. This is a call to unite everyone who is working on the USB system software for the Amiga to merge our efforts into an open USB system software."

Robert Tsien, Unified Amiga USB Development Effort
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10.5.2001 New PageStream web site at pagestream.de
"Today we put our new PageStream web site at www.pagestream.de online. We reworked the entire contents and built a new navigation. We will extend this area in the next weeks with templates and workshops."

Haage & partner website
PageStream.de website
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10.5.2001 Earth 2140 Mission Pack 1 For Mac & Amiga
Thomas Steiding: "There will be Earth 2140 Mission Pack 1 for the Mac, which is scheduled for a July release. It will feature 25 new missions per side (UCS and ED) and 20 new multiplayer maps. Currently we plan to put an Amigaversion on this CD too, which will bring new missions plus multiplayer support to the Amigaversion of Earth 2140 too."

Amigart Website
epic interactive entertainmen website
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10.5.2001 clickBOOM News
clickBOOM is looking for gfx artist. If you are interested, write to info@clickboom.com.

clickBOOM website
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10.5.2001 Shogo Screenshots
AmigaPro have posted some Shogo screenshots. These focus particularly on the improvements given by Warp3D, comparing screenshots of similar scenes rendered by both the software and hardware rendering engines. Check it!

"Amiga Shogo has just been released and its spectacular. Running on the PowerPC 604e, this game flys in 1024 x 768 x 16-bit using Warp3D, with every quality option cranked all the way up and triple buffered."

AmigaExtreme website
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10.5.2001 SoundFX version 4.1 is out now
Finally the update of SoundFX is available for download now. So what's new ?
new look in (most) windows
cleaned up many dialogs
minor enhancements in some fx (e.g. AnalyseSpect2D) and a new fx (Distorsion)
the batchprocessor
HTML based help
and much more ...

AlienDesign has choosen SoundFX for their brand new Repulse soundcard.

SonicPulse website
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10.5.2001 Inutilis Graphics Adventure Developer Kit "Inga" Nearly Finished
Inga is an engine to develop graphics adventures like Monkey Island 3. With this developer kit you can comfortably create games by yourself. The programs of the developer kit are nearly finished. They are fully functional and support the locale-library.
The release date is earlier than planned, only the manual is missing, first it will be available in German, and later in English, too.

Amiga-news.de website
Inutilis website
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10.5.2001 Software News
Apache 1.3.19 + php 4.0.5 (binary for 040). This binary is ~5.5MB, quite long to launch and untested. So you'd better use the official version of Apache for Amiga. Note that SixK's old Apache 1.3.19 + php4.0.4 pl1 have some functions like Atan2 that doesn't give the right result. This has been corrected in this archive but is untested.

LinuxPPC News APUS team has released 2.4.4 kernel for Amiga running Linux/PPC. Download

MorphOS News Sigbj°rn SkjŠret ported Tim Mueller's guigfx.library and mysticview.library. With PPC datatypes, mysticview becomes one of the greatest picture viewer on MorphOS. You can find the files here among other good programs from the binary distillery.

Da SixK Port Page
Amigart Website
Linux APUS website
MorphOS website
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9.5.2001 Digital Almanac III - Homepage is back
"Some days ago, the homepage of the astronomy program Digital Almanac went down. Now it is back again with a slightly changed URL. The new URL is: http://soft-ware.de/dalmanac or alternative URL: http://members.tripod.de/achimste.

For all non-German cumstomers, it is now possible to order Digital Almanac III with PayPal! Simply take a look on the English section of DA III in the homepage."

Achim Stegemann, Digital Almanac homepage
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9.5.2001 Report Virus-Site on the InterNet
"If you find an internet site that spreads Amiga Virus please inform us about it. We have to try and stop the spreading of viruses, we know that it is almost impossible, but we must do something. We will make a list of the internet providers that have virus pages on there servers, and try to have them removed. All you have to do is to fill this report.

Virus Help Denmark AMIGA website
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9.5.2001 Scalos Forum
"We have a new forum for you to post your questions, answers etc. Mainly for those who don't want to subscribe to our mailing list. It's over at www.amigaforums.org. Click on the "The Forums" link. You'll find us in the "Scalos Forums" section. Go post something today!"

Scalos homepage
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9.5.2001 CGX V4 Update for G-Rex released
CyberGraphX V4 archive for the G-Rex has been released. As will all V4 updates you will need the CGX V4 CDROM. If is your first time install you need to install the V3 files that came with the G-Rex, then install this V4 update on top of that. Or you can request the 1st time install floppy from Schatztruhe if you own the CGX V4 CDROM. You can find the archive on the newly updated G-Rex Support Page!

CyberGraphX homepage
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9.5.2001 Software News
MorphOS News bladeenc 0.94.1 PPC-MorphOS port
Fr3dY ported a new version of bladeenc, the famous MP3 encoder with excellent quality at higher bitrates.

lynx 2.8.4dev20 PPC-MorphOS port
During some time Voyager was the one and only PPC native browser for MorphOS. Now it seems a challenger is coming as Fr3dY (him! yet again!) ported the well known "text only" WWW browser.

ncftp 3.0.3 PPC-MorphOS port
This is a porting day. Fr3dY (to change) ported an updated version of ncftp.

xlhtml 0.2.8 PPC-MorphOS port
Tired of people sending you Excel or Powerpoint files when you don't have the necessary software to view it ? xlhtml will automatically convert them into HTML format. The port was done by Fr3dY :-)

AROSDemos PPC-MorphOS port
World's famous Nicolas Sallin did a masterpiece of work by porting the visually stunning AROS demos. Enjoy fast bump mapping, gouraud shading and other nifty effects. Please note that the next version of MorphOS will include a version of CyberGraphX with an optimized WriteLUTPixelArray() function which will slightly speed up the demos.

Download/Readme

MorphOS website
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8.5.2001 iFUSION Update!
The new update to iFusion V1.2.0 is now finally available for download from the iFusion section on the Blittersoft website. This upgrades fixes some issues on clean-up upon exit. This allows iFusion to be run multiple times after exit. However, due to limitations in WarpOS about MMU tables, iFUSION now uses 2M to 3M more memory for MMU tables than it did previously.
There are two versions of the updater, one to upgrade iFusion 1.0.0 and one to upgrade iFusion 1.0.1. Check the version on your CD by taking note of the version number reported when you run your current version of iFusion. Please ensure you download the appropriate updater for your version.

Blittersoft website
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8.5.2001 Virus Help Denmark Looking For Help
"VHT-DK needs to get in contact with Markus Schmall (programmer of the former VirusWorkshop), so Markus if you read this, please email me Jan Andersen. If one of you know Markus's NEW email, please send the adress to me.... Thanx"

Virus Help Denmark AMIGA website
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8.5.2001 Final exhibitor list for K4 - The Kickstart Amiga Show confirmed!
The Kickstart Amiga User Group in association with EYETECH and ANALOGIC is pleased to announce the final exhibitor line-up for K4 - The Kickstart Amiga Show. Further information can be found on the show web site at http://www.kickstartshow.co.uk/.

The Date: Saturday May 26th 2001 The Place: Banstead Youth Centre, The Horseshoe, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2BQ The Time: 12pm-5pm Admission: ú2 Read more

Chris Green, Kickstart show 4
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8.5.2001 Cinemaware Interview
GameSpyDaily talks to Cinemware about the upcoming remake of the Amiga Classic 'Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown'.

BTWáCinemaware is Hiring!

GameSpyDaily
Cinemaware website
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8.5.2001 Descent: Freespace Screenshots
Hyperion Software sent over some sweet-looking Descent: Freespace shots from an Amiga equipped with a Voodoo 3. Although the game isn't quite ready, this is almost what the final game will look like.

AmigaExtreme website
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8.5.2001 Turning Point For BeOS, Users?
"Here is a article about the future of Be OS from Byte online. There are alot of similarities to the Amiga. The Amiga is refered to at the end of the article. Here is the link: http://www.byte.com/column/BYT20010503S0001
."

Mark Stodola
Byte.com
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8.5.2001 Shogo Review
Amigart has reviewed Hyperion Software's latest port to AmigaOS. Read the Shogo review.

Amigart website
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8.5.2001 dynAMIte CD Version-News
"The recently started dynAMIte CD project is progressing in some way, but unfortunately not as fast as we had hoped. We are on a good way to it, but still need some pre-orders to achieve a minimum of 100. We got some questions about the content of the CD:"
dynAMIte (the game itself will stay freeware!)
New dynAMIte Gfx-Styles
New dynAMIte Sample sets
At least 100 new levels
Extended manual in any imaginable language
Big Intro
CD sound track
and some more surprises which we hopefully will be able announce, soon.

We are looking forward to more pre-orders!

Amiga-News.de website
dynAMIte homepage
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8.5.2001 New Caricature Online: Partners
A bit late (due to A-level examination), but topical: the graphical comment on Amiga/SHARP partnership. Check it!

Amiga-News.de website
Torsten Dudai's page
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8.5.2001 Virtual Dimension: Exhibition Video
Virtual Dimension published a video, filmed at the 'World of Amiga 2000' on their webpage. There are two different versions available. One MPEG-version for Amiga-player and a DivX-version for other systems.

Amiga-News.de website
Virtual Dimension website
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8.5.2001 Software News
A new update of 'VirusExecutor 2.18' has been released today (265.367B). readme

Gabriel Greco ported SDL audio/video library to AmigaOS. SDL is also available on Linux, MacOS, Windows and QNX.

Virus Help Denmark AMIGA website
Amigart website
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7.5.2001 AmigaExtreme is back
"After a couple of months away, I've finally found the motivation to open up Amiga Extreme. However, it's not, as stated earlier on the site, going to concentrate only on AmigaOne/AmigaOS4. Until that takes off, we'll cover all 3D Gaming on the Amiga platform. New on the team is Daithi O'Cuinn from Amiga Central. With a new design, totally cgi-driven and with new reinforcements, AE will be better than ever!"

Stefan "Syke" Falk, AmigaExtreme
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7.5.2001 Book your place in our Games Arena at Kickstart4!
"Kickstart's 4th UserGroup Show is almost here (Sat 26th May 12pm-5pm) and we need people to sign up to play either Sensible Soccer or Shogo:MAD (or Heretic if Shogo is unavailable)!
There are a limited number of places for each game (16 each) so you will have to be quick!
For full details on the show and to sign up for the games contests please visit our site at: http://www.kickstartshow.co.uk/.

Sam Byford, Kickstart show 4
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7.5.2001 Prometheus delayed, photos published
Prometheus PCI bridge for Zorro III Amiga systems production is delayed for two weeks due to the failure of PCI socket supplier from Taiwan. Matay would like to apologise to all our customers waiting for our product to be released. In meanwhile, please take a look at some photos of our PCI bridge mounted inside an A4000 Tower Escom system.

Grzegorz Juraszek, Matay
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7.5.2001 Suite101.com May Update
A month after everyone else, a brief look at the April Amiga announcements from St. Louis. May Update, new article by John Chandler on suite101.com.

suite101.com website
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7.5.2001 Vote for a new WarpSNES!
As some of you may have heard, the current Internal Version of warpsnes is synchronized to the latest Snes9X. The reason it hasn't been released yet is that the sound emulation is a lot better and thus it slows down stuff a lot. So the question is 'Would you like a new Warpsnes Version to be released ?' Vote here!

WarpSNES is a SuperNes emulator for PowerAmiga running Warpos Kernel. It is the Amiga version of Snes9X, the BEST snes emulator.

WarpSNES homepage
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7.5.2001 ComputerRevolution 2001
"We are organizing an Amiga party in Jonsdorf, East Germany on the 19. and 20. May 2001. You can meet there Petro Tyschtschenko and members of many Amiga clubs. There will be also Quake and Worms D.C. competitions and lottery. Everybody who will miss our party can check our homepage later and download recorded Quake demos and mpeg videos from the party. For more information visit our (mostly German) homepage, please."

Ricco Clemens, Amig@lien
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7.5.2001 Amiga Development Discussed On GameSpy.com
GameSpy.com recently posted a 2-part article, and mention quite a bit about Classic Amiga development. They also interviewed Amiga developer Andy Kellett from F1 Software for the article.

Amiga.org website
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7.5.2001 ExoticA News
Added 38 scans to the Games Gallery. All complete with full author information and a link to the music if available.
Updated the Game Information Database on the Info Section.
New Scenery demo scene guide. Scenery64 has now been released, with information about C64 groups and productions. Although Scenery64 is still not finished, and many things are to be added, it still is a still very good source of information.
Updated the Scenery Amiga to V1.10 (May 2001 release). Scenery Amiga is a comprehensive scene guide for the amiga. It shows the evolution of the Amiga scene, with information on parties, releases and groups. All the Scenery Guides are linked to from the Info Section.

ExoticA website
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7.5.2001 New! amigakult.de - Picture Gallery online
Thomas Wolf: "Now is the Picture Gallery of amigakult.de online. Hope you enjoy it. Send me your self made Pics."

Thomas Wolf, amigakult.de
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7.5.2001 D32 Games Install Kit v4.3NG
A new update of the CD32 Games Install Kit for owners of the The Best Of Airsoft Softwair Gold Edition CD-ROM was just released on the Airsoft Softwair homepage. The version 4.3 NG of the Install Kit supports now many more games (177 in total !!). Additionally there were some optimizations made and also a small bug was fixed.Version 4.3 can be downloaded now from the protected area of the Airsoft Softwair homepage that can only be accessed by owners of the The Best Of Airsoft Softwair Gold Edition CD-ROM.

Andreas Falkenhahn, Airsoft Softwair
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7.5.2001 Software News
AmigaAMP 2.9 BETA 1 released. This version features improved shoutcast (.pls) streaming, HTTP file streaming (.m3u), finally faster playlist scrolling, full MHI 1.0 support and minor bugfixes regarding the skin element positions. The author is experiencing major problems with his main development Amiga at the moment, so he couldn't do more until this release.
The shoutcast routines might still be buggy. Every decoding engine has its own straming routines for better efficiency, so if you want to report about your streaming problems don't forget to mention which engine you're using.

MakeCD32d public beta 7 ready for download. history

New version of Amiga Alpha client V0.35R2 introduces the medium and heavy infantry. New version of english FAQ available.
Tales of Tamar is the internet based roundgame for Amiga, Atari, Linux/SDL and Windows by Eternity Entertainment Software.

AmigaAMP homepage
Per Bergkvist
MakeCD homepage
Tales Of Tamar homepage
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6.5.2001 Kicksoft News
Kicksoft are pleased to announce that a manual for Drawstudio 2 is now online containing worked examples of different effects. This manual will be added to over the coming months.

Kicksoft are pleased to announce that we will be attending the forthcoming Kickstart show 4 and will be running a competition on the day to celibrate the event.

Ray McCarthy, Kicksoft
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6.5.2001 Mediator Driver Petition
A guy in France got the MediatorSDK software and is running a petition about which driver he should go for. Vote now

ANN website
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6.5.2001 Amiga-VIP.net News
"Amiga-Vip.net maybe the only Consumer Info Page for Amiga is now available in english language! So it is also possible to write down his opinion about some products, webpages and dealers in english! New ideas for product which are not listed are welcome!"

Xandiy, Amiga-VIP.net
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6.5.2001 CDTV Information Center moves to cdtv.org.uk
"The Commodore CDTV Information Center has moved to its new home at http://www.cdtv.org.uk and now includes more information and a forum.
This group serves the ill faited Commodore CDTV and CDTV CR prototype, with projects, pictures and other things. [..] Please pay us a visit and say hi in the forum."

Amiga.org website
Oliver Hannaford-Day, Commodore CDTV Information site
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6.5.2001 NoCover 86
The german onlinemag NoCover issue 86 release today: http://www.apc-tcp.de.

Andreas Magerl, APC&TCP
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6.5.2001 Software News
Updated S.A.R.E. archive to the beta section of the ACUP download area. This release includes an updated PPC render engine, and HTML documentation. S.A.R.E. is Imagine Stand Alone Render Engine.

WHDLoad 14.2 usr & dev archives - AmigaOS friendly Harddisk-Install package. Important bugfix.

CAD-Technologies website
WHDL support page
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5.5.2001 Interview with Laszlo Torok
"We asked the author of MooVId, Laszlo Torok, a few questions about himself and his Amiga related work. You can also read more about his Amiga collection and plans for the future. The interview can be found at the Digital Amiga Dream website."

Damir Arh, Digital Amiga Dream website
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5.5.2001 Old Usenet Archives are back online
Aram Iskenderian: "If you haven't heard yet, old usenet posts and archives from March 29 1995 and up are back online now. Google restored deja.com archives, which you can find using their usenet search engine now. Although threading is not as good, and there is no option currently to display message headers. But you can still search by message ID."

ANN website
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5.5.2001 AmigaArena news
F-Base Full Version
With the permission from Frederic Laboureut is the Registered Version for the Amiga Arena available! Inclusive the New German Locale from Richard Kapp! F-Base is a simple, easy-to-use database. You can easily create your own customized database with the graphical interface. List of features

Amiga Arena Special Offer
In co-operation with Thomas Richter is a special offer for VideoEasel available! About VideoEasel:
A fast and flexible, program-able and expandable cellular automata machine, including Conway's LIFE plus over 70 (SEVENTY!) other applications of cellular automata, ready to use and collected from various sources (Scientific American alias Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Cellular Automata Machines by Toffoli & Margolus and other..). The program is extremly flexible, own algorithms can be written in CAMRexx or - even better - in (preferably) Assembler or C.

You will find the Special Offer under the Button "Aktionen" in the Arena!

Olaf K÷bnik, AmigaArena
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5.5.2001 Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
"We have opened the first Amiga Virus Encyclopedia in the world. The pages will be updated much more in the future. This Amiga Virus encyclopedia has taken well over 4 weeks to make. We have a few ideas more for the encyclopedia, and will update the pages. We have a few problems with the search button, but that will be fixed also. So if you are looking for information about Amiga viruses, this is the page to look at. Just click here to have a look."

Virus Help Denmark AMIGA website
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5.5.2001 Dr Greg Perry (GPSoftware) on Dopus
Leon r. Tan asked Dr Greg Perry (GPSoftware) about future of Directory Opus.

Q: "Perhaps it's too early to tell, but do you think that Dopus Magellan2 will run on AmigaOS4.0?"
A: "Absolutely no idea:) Depends on what they do. From some of the silly decisons made with OS 3.5/9 I would wonder:)"
Read more

Leon r. Tan
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5.5.2001 Digital Almanac III - Update and News
An update for the well-known astronomy program "Digital Almanac III" is available for upgrade to version 3.3.
Highlights:
* Improved and functional toolbar with buttons in the GlowIcon style by Martin Merz.
* Calculation of "killer asteroids" (so called PHA's). What asteroid will come closest to Earth ?
* IFF-ANIM compression now also done in PPC mode. Also saving anims and screenshots will only save the star map area, no more the full screen.
* The screen has a name and an optional screen bar with depth gadget is available via menu item. This allows some comodities to access the DA III screen.

Bugfixes:
* Printer output was distorted since several versions.
* Some orbits of minor bodies were drawn wrong because of wrong perihelion calculation.

The update will be sent via email to all registered users. Customers, who have ordered DA III, but haven't received the CD yet, don't need to upgrade, as their CD will contain this latest version! Read more

Achim Stegemann, Digital Almanac homepage
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5.5.2001 Version 1.2.0 of Amiga SDL audio/video library
Amiga SDL audio/video library should appear on Aminet in few next days. This is the porting of 1.2.0 version of SDL (the latest stable one) to AmigaOS/68k by Gabriele Greco. This version is available as linked library for SAS/C and GCC, only 68k this time, a powerup (ppcemu compatible) and a morphos version will be ready quite soon. Read more

Gabriele Greco
SDL website
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5.5.2001 Software News
SecondSpin v2.17Beta with LAME 3.89 released! New since previous version:
sndfile.library now included in the distribution. SecondSpin is now able to output through debug information if errors occur. If you get errors, save the Debug information and send it to the author. Fixed a small bug with CDID paths. Updated LAME support to 3.89alpha.

DiamondBOX v1.11 is a sort of paintbox thing based on effect layers, and it's really quite simple to use once you get the picture.
This update is mostly a cosmetic upgrade giving things like true color buttons, cross hair mouse cursor, buttons by Martin Merz (Thanx!), window positions saved across sessions, Info::Manager which currently shows cursor position...

MorphOS News Download MorphOS version of guigfx.library.

SecondSpin Discussion Foru
SeconSpin Main Site
Diamond Dice website
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4.5.2001 Shogo now available in UK from Eye-Play
The long awaited game Shogo is now in stock at Eye-Play - the games division of Eyetech Group Ltd. Orders are now being dispatched, and you can have your own copy for just ú34.95. A picture of the shipment received on 4th May 2001 is here.

Eyetech Group Ltd website
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4.5.2001 Audio Evolution bug fix release
A new release of the audio harddisk recording program Audio Evolution is available now at http://www.audio-evolution.com. It mainly consists of bug fixes and minor enhancements, including:
- 'Grid Display' for MIDI bars/beats display
- 'Snap-to-grid' function
- Filesave bug fixes
Note: The full version will be available within a few weeks from Computer City. Everybody who sent in their registration card will receive the new version by email within a few days.

Davy Wentzler, Audio Evolution
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4.5.2001 Just what the heck does AmigaDE [currently] run on?
Bill McEwen, in response to a Photogenics/CE thread: "AmigaDE is running and is currently available on PocketPC, WinCE, Win98, Win2000, WinNT, Epoc, iTron, Linux, Zaurus, and others."
"AmigaDE is currently available on an OEM basis, and will begin shipping on the first device on May 30th."

Amiga.org website
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4.5.2001 Interview with the creator of Payback!
"We talked to James Daniels, the author and inventor of the GTA clone for our miggies! He told us about his plans for the new PPC version of Payback and gives us some impressions on the speed improvement and possible new features. He also did answer some of our usual questions.:) If you are a Payback addict - read the interview here!

GFX-BASE website
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2.5.2001 Amiga Future #30
Andreas Magerl: "Today we released the issue 30 of the Amiga Future.
Amiga Future is a german print mag for Amiga. You can find more infos on www.amigafuture.de (german only).

Andreas Magerl, Amiga Future
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4.5.2001 Hatchbacks of Doom News
"We have some new screenshots of Hatchbacks of Doom on our web page. We also have a link to our musician's webpage, where you can find samples of the HOD soundtrack. Development is on track, finally, and it looks like we should have a demo available in the next 2-3 months. HOD will be released for both the PPC Amiga and the PC. Check it out!"

Chris Kelley via ANN
Delsyd Software website
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4.5.2001 Software News
env-handler v1.3 - HappyENV replacement. env-handler is a RAM disk specialized for enviroment variables that are usually located in RAM:Env. readme

AMPlifier V2.26 - shareware multiformat audio player. New features:
Shoutcast/Icecast MP3-streaming ('.m3u' and '.pls')
ID3v2 Tag support
new AREXX commands
8-bit WAV support

Digital Almanac III update to version 3.3 soon available ! Here is what you can expect:
More and improved GlowIcon buttons for the toolbar.
Screens depth gadget is know available (new menu item).
IFF-ANIM compression done by the PPC (in the PPC versions).
PHA (Potentially Hazardous Asteroids) calculation in the orbital elements window.
A little bugfix: Drawing orbits of minor bodies was wrong in some special cases, because of wrong perihelion calculation.

DirOpus 4.15j (Beta) - improved version of great filemanager from GP Software. See History for details. The beta version contains only the files that changed since the last public release.

Stephan Rupprecht's Homepage
Kato Development Group website
Digital Almanac homepage
Directory Opus 4 Research Project
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3.5.2001 Shogo Update
biz/titan/ShogoDemoUpd.lha - Shogo Demo Multiplayer fix. This fix enables the Amiga Shogo demo to connect to a Shogo demo server that's hosted on Linux, Mac or Windows. Remember that the demo can only connect to other demo servers, not to retail server.

biz/titan/LauncherUpd.lha - ShogoLauncher Update (Demo and Retail). This update fixes two bugs, namely the crashes when trying to 'Launch Shogo' buttons on pre OS3.5, and the problem with render modes not showing up if the disk name contains spaces.

Aminet
Hyperion Entertainment website
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3.5.2001 Martin SchŘler (AmigaOne designer from Escena) german interview
no risc no fun has a new interview with Escena who is working with Eyetech on the Amigaone design.

ANN website
no risc no fun website
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3.5.2001 SimpleBox Set-Top Box
SimpleBox Frequently Asked Questions page has been updated. Nice to see some real AmigaDE products occur.

Amigart website
Meternet website
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3.5.2001 Amiga Emulation
WinFellow v0.4.3.3 build 1 released. This release is tested by the new beta team and incorporates every enhancement made in the snapshots so far. Fellow is an Amiga emulator.

Binary and source RPMs of XFellow (port of the Fellow Amiga Emulator to i386-based Linux systems) are now available.

If you plan on running a server for use with WinUAE-Kaillera you will require version 0.7 of the kaillera server executable.

KeepItRetro website
WinFellow homepage
WinUAE-Kaillera website
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2.5.2001 IBM extends PowerPC roadmap to 2GHz+
"IBM has updated its PowerPC roadmap with plans to take its G3-class processors to 2GHz and beyond - a move that will see the company finally re-seal the breach with PowerPC partner Motorola and incorporate AltiVec technology into its microprocessors.
Alas, Big Blue's timeframe for all this is decidedly vague - the company appears to have taken another leaf out of Motorola's book here - but the basic plan calls for a shift up from the current 700MHz peak speed of the PowerPC 750CXe to 1GHz and up, followed by a later shift up to 2GHz and beyond." Read more

TheRegister website
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2.5.2001 New sound card for A1200
VSS (VF Sound System) is a new sound card for A1200. Features:
4 stereo analog input channel
10 channel digitally controlled mixer
20bit/48KHz/99dB high quality
delta-sygma analog codec
Hardware MPEG audio 1-2-2.5
layer 3 decoding
Hardware ADPCM decoding
8k or 32k on-board cache memory
Special bus for future expansions
(Fast serial port, USB, etc..)

Drivers: vss.library - the internal protocol library, mpega.library emulation, AHI driver.

Ferenc Valenta's homepage
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2.5.2001 Photogenics for Pocket PC - Beta Testers Wanted
Paul Nolan Software Inc. is pleased to announce that a Pocket PC version of it's award winning graphics software, Photogenics, is under development, and has entered the beta testing stage. The company is currently recruiting businesses and individuals that are interested in beta testing the product, which is scheduled to be released in June. The full press release is available here.

Paul Nolan Software Inc.
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2.5.2001 KDH-Datentechnik Began To Ship Shogo PPC Orders
KDH-Datentechnik Amiga Shop began to ship Shogo M.A.D PPC from Hyperion software today (2nd of May)

Amigart website
KDH-Datentechnik website
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2.5.2001 Software News
env-handler v1.2 - HappyENV replacement. env-handler is a RAM disk specialized for enviroment variables that are usually located in RAM:Env. readme

A new update of 'VirusExecutor 2.17' has been released today.(267.716B)
Added virus: Bastard Installer and Bastard Install Script. readme

Stephan Rupprecht's Homepage
Virus Help Denmark AMIGA website
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1.5.2001 iFUSION Update!
The new update to iFusion V1.1.2 is now finally available for download from the iFusion section on the Blittersoft website.
There are two versions of the updater, one to upgrade iFusion 1.0.0 and one to upgrade iFusion 1.0.1. Check the version on your CD by taking note of the version number reported when you run your current version of iFusion. Please ensure you download the appropriate updater for your version.
This upgrades fixes some issues reported on the first release regarding CD mountlist, Direct mode on hard drives, better clean-up and memory issues.
Please also note that we do not recommend the use of AsimCDFS with iFusion as it does not supports TD_CHANGESTATE, allowing you to detect CD changes on the Mac.

Blittersoft website
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1.5.2001 AmigaActive Issue 20 out now!
Little late but... you can now read about what's in issue 20, if you don't already know - and order an individual issue if you're not a subscriber and you can't find it in the shops.

AmigaActive website
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1.5.2001 Virus News
The installer of the linkvirus BASTARD has been found. You can read or download our warning right here.

Archive name .... Pointers.lha
Archive size ....á6.874 bytes
Installer name .. Install
Installer size .. 4.748 bytes
Virus name ...... Batstard linkvirus
Virus size ...... About 2100 Bytes (uses polimorphic engine)

A new update of Safe v15.4 (28.983B) has been released today. readme

Virus Help Denmark AMIGA website
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1.5.2001 New Zealand Amiga Users survey
Simon Noble: "Hi! I wish to do some Market Research, with the view to setting up a New Zealand Amiga business, I would like to ask all New Zealand amiga users to Email amigaonly@clear.net.nz and I will send them a short survey form."

AmigaOnly
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1.5.2001 AROS News
Peter Eriksson committed version 0.8 of the Font preferences which fix a major memory allocation bug.

Fabio Alemagna implemented lseek() and fixed a couple of problems with fseek() and the SEEK_* macros.

Johan Alfredsson continued to work on dropzones for AppWindows and fixed a BSTR problem in the IDE driver and the trackdisk.device.

Sebastian Heutling improved C:Mount but there is something else wrong, too. He fixed a bug in the AFS handler.

Georg Steger fixed a typo in filehandler.h. There is no need for a x86 specific amiga.lib anymore, so he removed these parts from the makefiles. Activating an active gadget will do nothing, now. He cleaned the sources for our checkbox gadget, fixed a deadlock in the AFS handler and fixed the calculation of the width of the underscore in ReqTools.

Aaron "Optimizer" Digulla committed docs for the XML-like markup which is used in AROS sources and documentation files and fixes for typos reported by Andrea Baron.

Henning Kiel imported libpng 1.0.10 and added the necessary files to make it compile on AROS.

AROS homepage
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1.5.2001 ExoticA News
29 new scans added to the Games Gallery.
Also updated the Game Information Database on the Info Section. As well as the new information from the most recent gallery additions, it contains a few fixes for previous items. There are many more fixes to apply, which I will follow.
Added a Tracker History information page to the Info Section.
Updated the Demo Scene Reference Manual to version 3.90. Many changes have taken place since the last release including updates to Mute 101, TSB and Relay.
Added the many Custom modules to the CUST-Custom Section (View: Compact | Full).

ExoticA website
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1.5.2001 AmigaArena news
A new Special Offer is avaiable! xadmaster.library from Stefan St÷cker is now Online!
Description: This is a library providing an interface for unarchiving all possible types of file or disk archives. It is NOT an archiver GUI or anything like that. This system does the COMPLETE unarchiving stuff with internal routines, NOT calling shell programs or using other programs to do the work! It is comparable to xfdmaster.libray system providing same features for crunched files and programs. Read more English formular for xadmaster.library is avaiable! Dirk St÷cker gives you a Free AmigaOS 3.9 CD! For more information please read the Info Text under button "Aktionen".

Olaf K÷bnik, AmigaArena
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1.5.2001 CompuQuick update
CompuQuick has sent along their April/May update.

Amiga.org website
CompuQuick Media Center website
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1.5.2001 New TaskiSMS
New (2.56) version of TaskiSMS has been released. News in this release:
  • new, faster SMS move routine
  • updated ICQ plugin
  • added some missing operators for Danmark and Norway
  • added option to auto close sending window after send (only for registered users)
  • added iconify app icon
  • fixed bug which causes not loading content of "Outgoing" folder during program starts
Using this program you can send SMSes to cellular phones to over 160 countries around the world. You can download demo version from TaskiSMS home page or from AmiNet (soon).

Pawel 'Paplo/Taski' Filipczak, Taski
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1.5.2001 Software News
MySql_Dev_3.23.37 (040) - developpement package to create MySql clients.

env-handler v1.1 - HappyENV replacement. env-handler is a RAM disk specialized for enviroment variables that are usually located in RAM:Env. readme

WarpPNG.datatype v44.16 - yet another PNG datatype (WOS/68K/MOS). Changes since 44.15:
updated with libpng 1.0.10.

cvs 1.11.1p1 - Amiga port of Concurrent Versions System.
CVS is a version control system, which allows you to keep track of all of your files (usally source code), keep a log of who, when, and why changes occurred, etc., like RCS or SCCS. It handles multiple developers, multiple directories, triggers to enable/log/control various operations, and can work over a wide area network (i.e. internet).

LinuxPPC News Browser Opera5 Beta8 For Linux/PPC is released. Download / Read More

Da SixK Port Page
Stephan Rupprecht's Homepage
Oliver Roberts' homepage
CVS Amiga port homepage
Opera Software website
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