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Print magazine: Amiga Future, issue 142

Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM
This is the full colour preview and excerpts of the Amiga Future issue 142 (Januar/Februar 2020) can now be viewed online on the Amiga Future website.

Some of the interesting articles in this issue are:

Showreport Amiga 34
Special AmigaOS 3.1.4 part 3
Special FPGA Amiga Clone

Of course there's so MUCH more actually in the magazine.

Needless to say you often get other versions of software, often what was commercially available, as well as some of the latest try-outs or freely released software applications and games for, hopefully, all of the Amiga type Operating systems, so that's Amiga 'Classic', OS4, MorphOS, and AROS, including some PD software for these systems, all on the Readers' cover CD.

A detailed description of content and excerpts of this current issue can be found at:

The Amiga Future magazine is available as an English and German printed magazine - every issue is available in FULL COLOUR - directly available from the magazine editorial office and also from various other Amiga dealers.

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Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM
A new version of scanner driver XSane for AmiCygnix is now available on OS4-depot.
It includes the current version 0.999 of XSane and version 1.0.27 of the sane backends.

Currently only scanners with USB connector or with network interface are supported now.

* The driver software "Sane" has been updated to version 1.0.27. Many backends have been redesigned and two new backends added:
    - "epsonds" for the support of Epson DS devices.
    - "pieusb" for the support of PIE and Reflecta devices.
* The driver "HPLIP" of the manufacturer Hewlett Packard was ported in the current version 3.19.8. It supports over 500 HP scanners or all-in-one devices.
Currently only devices with connection to the network are supported!

Features of XSane:

* Display an image in a viewer.
* Saves images in these picture formats:
- PS
* Convert images into ASCII text using the OCR software "gocr". The program gocr V0.52 is incuded in this package.
* Do a photocopy - send a scanned image to the printer.
* Create multipage documents (PDF, PS, TIFF).
* Send a fax - needs an external command like "sendfax".
* Send a scanned image by e-mail.
* Color managemant (CMS).
* Batch processing.
* Can be used as a gimp plug-in (Gimp 2.6.11).
* And much more...

Please note the attached README file!

Download: ... /xsane.lha

Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM
4 Amiga Games have been added for your pleasure, they are:

Cyber Blast 2, Killer Bees, Pyro-Mid and Robo-Tastic

Some additions to the Amiga Diskmag section, they are:

Seenpoint Issues 1,2,3,4, Sentinel Issues 1 and 2 and Total Solution Issue 1 and 2
12/11/2019 - Latest Amiga News

AmigaOS 4: Updated version of XSane 0.999 for AmiCygnix released

Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM writes:

A new game for the Amiga 500 was announced on the YouTube channel of Electric Black Sheep.

Playable on an Amiga 500 with 1MB memory.

Much more information about the game is unknown yet.

In the latest video (link below) at least a few updates are mentioned that have done so far in the game:

Complete rewrite of the code ...

* More gfx, weapons and sfx
* Enemy types: long range and melee attacks, robotic rifles, mines
* Stream music
* Large screen with fast scrolling ..
* Destructible things (of course not everything) ..