Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM

This is the full colour preview and excerpts of the Amiga Future issue 133 (July/August 2018) can now be viewed online on the Amiga Future website.

Some of the interesting articles in this issue are:

Review BOH
Review SweepOut
Workshop ignition Teil 1

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.


Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM

By clicking on this link you will be able to hear an interview with the Tower 57 creator Marco "Benitosub" Pappalardo.

Amiga Future

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New major features:

* Beam Racing Lagless VSync which reduces input latency to sub-5ms. Replaces old Low Latency VSync. (Use 1-2 slice Lagless VSync to match old Low Latency VSync behavior)
* Virtual multi monitor support. Each virtual Amiga video output connector (Video port graphics adapter, RTG boards) can be "connected" to separate WinUAE window, emulating real hardware being connected to more than one physical monitor.
* Debugger supports running Amiga executables from shell, adds symbol and gcc stab debugging data support, loads executable to special reserved address space which enables detection of any illegal accesses byte accurately and more. (Details)
* Host mode FPU emulation mode is finally full extended precision (80-bit) capable. It is also fully JIT compatible.

New other features:

* Overlay graphics led (power, floppy etc) support.
* Close confirmation option added to misc panel.
* Default WASAPI audio device automatically follows Windows default audio device.
* Directory harddrives now use uaehf.device as a fake device driver (replacing non-existing uae.device), for example programs that query extra information (like SCSI Inquiry data) now get valid data.
* Directory filesystem harddrive fake block size dynamic adjustment now starts from smaller disk size, workaround for WB free space calculation overflow when partition is larger than 16G.
* Harddrive imager now also supports native (mainboard/expansion board) IDE connected CHS-only drives.
* Disk swapper config file data is restored from statefile.
* Cirrus Logic RTG horizontal doubling support, keeps aspect ratio in doublescan modes.
* Action Replay II/III state file support improved.
* Windowed mode resize enable/disable option.
* CDTV SCSI and SRAM options moved to Expansions.

3.6.x bug fixes:

* WD33C93 based SCSI controllers hung the system if controller didn't have any connected SCSI devices.
* Direct3D11 fullscreen mode didn't open if monitor was connected to non-default GPU. (For example laptops with Intel and NVidia GPU with NV GPU connected to external monitor)
* Direct3D11 fullscreen ALT-TAB refresh problems and other D3D11 fixes.
* 68030 MMU PLOAD was broken (Caused Amiga Linux crash at boot).

Older bugs fixed:

* On the fly switching from non-cycle exact to cycle-exact mode stopped emulation in certain situations.
* Fixed E-Matrix accelerator board RAM selection.
* If CD was changed and system was reset during change delay, drive become empty and new CD was never inserted. Mainly affected CD32 and CDTV.
* Reset when uaescsi.device CD was mounted caused memory corruption/crash in certain situations.
* Code analyzer warnings fixed (uninitialized variables, buffer size checks etc..)
* Old JIT bug fixed: many CPU instructions didn't set V-flag correctly. (Aranym)
* Inserting or removing USB input device caused crash in some situations.
* Softfloat FPU edge case fixes (FABS, FNEG with infinity, logarithmic instructions with NaN)
* Decrease/increase emulation speed input events didn't do anything.
* Toccata audio was not fully closed when reset/reset and caused crash if new config was loaded and started.
* Removed forgotten, useless and obsolete "The selected screen mode can't be displayed in a window, because.." check.
* Fixed WASAPI Exclusive mode audio glitches when paused/unpaused.
* Paula audio volume GUI volume setting was ignored if audio mode was mono.

New emulated expansions:

* C-Ltd Kronos
* CSA Magnum 40
* DCE Typhoon MK2
* GVP A1230 Series II
* Hardital TQM
* MacroSystem Falcon 040
* Xetec FastTrak


Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM

From today and applying to all Amiga Future 1-Year-Subscribers you can find in the Member's Part of the Webpage the online Preview and Reading try-outs of Amiga Future magazine - Issue 133.
06/20/2018 - news

WinUAE 4.0.0 (20.06.2018) released. New major features: - Beam Racing Lagless VSync which reduces input latency to sub-5ms. Replaces old Low Latency VSync. (Use 1-2 slice Lagless VSync to match old Low Latency VSync behavior) - Virtual multi monitor support. Each...

Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM
Debian Jessie's Girl AmigaOne Linux installer with USB and online installers

Hypex write on

In February we saw the long awaited release of the AmigaOne Debian Jessie Linux Install CD. Both from those who desired a modern Linux installer on their AmigaOne and from myself as well as Geri where we spent years putting it together.

Although the original AmigaOne machines are getting on now and getting a bit slow, the AmigaOne Linux installer has features that are unprecedented on the platform for any Linux installer and even now still unmatched by Linux installers on modern AmigaOne branded hardware.

Featuring an autobooting, full install CD, with boot menu, simplified install process, boot volume checker, progress dialogues, AmgaOne kernel installer and boot menu all added in the package.

But now we've gone not only one further but two further. As well as the full install CD I also built a net installer CD. This is a tiny ISO image that can be used to boot the installer and will install Linux from the internet.

On top of this, there is now a USB booter, just like in the big Linux distros. Both the full and net installer images are hybrid ISO9660 images which can be written to either an optical disc or USB stick. And booted off either! Using the same autoboot process. It doesn't get much easier then that.

While we can't do much about the speed of the installer. We can make it easier for you to install as we have done here. Check out the forum for full details of the installer release and instructions.

Debian Jessie's Girl - Where your AmigaOne can have a Linux like that