Amiga Future

Author: HelmutH
21.02.2018 Lhx V0.83.0 alpha released

Lhx is a file compression utility that uses Lha and the XZ/LZMA2 compression method and compresses files into an AmigaOS-compatible Lhx archive. All AmigaOS file system protection bits and possible comments are preserved.

XZ/LZMA2 is the same compression method used with 7-Zip.

The file compression program created by Marko K. Seppänen, Lasse Collin and Igor Pavlov is still alpha status and therefore without any guarantee of use.

Changes in this version:

- Implemented so only correct type of files can be extracted, through checks
of file-headers (Magic Headers), and not solely of file extensions.
- Fixed a few other issues regarding filetypes/fileheaders.
- When extracting, the destination dir is checked that it really is a
directory and not a regular file.
- Fixed its own directory for documentation in AutoInstall.
- Clarified and fixed typos in help/documentation.
- Among other things.

Amiga Future

Author: HelmutH

20.02.2018 Wicher cards' support of the SD card

We are really pleased to announce that Wicher line of cards now supports SD cards.
All the necessary information can be found on Wicher 500i and Wicher 500i Ex websites.

Accordingly WicherInstaller has been updated to Version 1.6 which includes support for the SD card.

Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM

nikosidis write on

After many years I finaly got around to bring you another version of AspireOS.

For starters this is a free open source OS build on the classic AmigaOS 3.1 but much more advanced bringing in much of todays standards. Read here for more info.

There are a realy good advanced web-browser included and a realy good media player that play most of todays media files. Some classic software like DOpus 5 Megellan II is present and to be creative there are gfx programs, audio trackers, music editing software also in the package. To have fun there are also some games.

This OS runs on i386 computers and possible to install in many ways. Virtual box is one way that should work for most.

If you really want the best of it you should get some dedicated hardware. There are laptops that can be used or you can simply build your own stationary solution to install the right hardware for it.

Drivers for gfx-cards, network-cards are very limited. Have a look here for more info about the subject.

Download the ISO file from here:

There will be videos about how to use this OS together with many tips and much more.
I suggest you follow the news page on this site.

From this gallery you can see the AspireOS in action.

Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM
On the following links you will find your other Youtube-Video about the Amiga, which were released in the last days:

Ashens, Kim Justice, Nostalgia Nerd, Slopes Game Room - The Retro Hour Youtubers Panel

Ashens, Kim Justice, Nostalgia Nerd and DJ Slopes from Slopes Game Room joined Dan Wood & Ravi Abbott from The Retro Hour Podcast for a retro gaming focussed Youtube panel at Play Expo Blackpool 2018.

F1 (Amiga) - A Playguide and Review - by

F1 is an update to the Vroom series of games, and is perhaps the last and the best one. There are 12 tracks of high speed action, so if you liked Vroom, why not check this out.

Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM
This is the full colour preview and excerpts of the Amiga Future issue 131 (March/April 2018) can now be viewed online on the Amiga Future website.

Some of the interesting articles in this issue are:

Review Tower 57
Showreport Amiga Ireland Meetup 2018

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.

02/20/2018 - news

Long overdue update to BetterWB is out, been almost 2 years since last update. History & changelog: 4.3 – Minimal public update 08-02-2018 Icon.library updated to 46.4.473 Redit updated to 1.16 BoardsLib updated to 3.42 Say updated to 38.5 Speak-Handler updated to 39.1