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Author: AndreasM


The AROS Archives is a collection of software for the AROS Research Operating System and can be found via the URL http://archives.aros-exec.org .

It runs in a similar way to Aminet, as the programmers themselves usually upload their own software in order to make it available to AROS users.

With nearly 1,000 uploads there is now an interesting collection of software for AROS.

The Aros Archives was founded 2005 from Björn Hagström.

Since our last report the following uploads have been added:

rezerwar.i386-aros.zip - gam/puz - 0.4.2 - 4Mb - 19 Jun 17 - 3 - ¤ Rezerwar - Connect falling pipes.
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Email: Andreas@amigafuture.de
News URL: http://archives.aros-exec.org/index.php?function=recent
News Quelle: Aros-Exec.org
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06/24/2017

Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM


The Hall of Light is the largest database for Amiga games.

There you can find game screenshots, scans of packaging, level images, cheats, system requirements, programmers, publishers, and so much more.

http://hol.abime.net

Richard Frankish (Rick Frankish) - Update the artist page
Amigazette - Update the developer page
Paperboy - Update the game page - OCS - 1989
Captain Fizz Meets The Blaster-Trons / Mission Icarus - Update the game page - OCS - 1988
PDG - Update the artist page
Thunder Mountain (Mindscape) - Update the publisher page
Three-Sixty - Update the publisher page
Papyrus - Update the developer page
Captain Fizz Meets The Blaster-Trons / Mission Icarus - Update the Misc screenshot comments - OCS - 1988
Captain Fizz Meets The Blaster-Trons / Mission Icarus - Update the Game manual comments - OCS - 1988
Sonic Boom - Update the game page - ECS, OCS - 1990
Sonic Boom - Update the Game manual comments - ECS, OCS - 1990
Oliver & Company - Update the game page - OCS - 1989
Chessmate V1.2 - Update the game page - OCS - 1986
Großmeister / Grossmeister - Update the game page - OCS - 1988
HS&Y / H S & Y - Update the publisher page
My Paint Coloring Disk #1: Alphabet - Update the game page - OCS - 1989
My Paint v1.0 - Update the game page - OCS - 1989
Mr. HELI - Update the game page - OCS - 1989
Mot - Update the game page - OCS - 1989
Football Director II v2 - Update the game page - ECS, OCS - 1991
F/A-18 Interceptor - Update the game page - OCS - 1988
F/A-18 Interceptor - Update the Box scan comments - OCS - 1988
F/A-18 Interceptor - Update the Disk scan comments - OCS - 1988
Bangkok Knights - Update the game page - OCS - 1989
Football Director II - Upload 4 Screenshot pictures - OCS - 1988
Football Director II - Update the game page - OCS - 1988
Thai Boxing - Update the game page - OCS - 1987
Taekwondo - Update the game page - OCS - 1987
Bangkok Knights - Update the Misc screenshot comments - OCS - 1989
Paul Pettit - Update the artist page
David Bradley (D. B. / DB) - Update the artist page
Dean Hickingbottom - Update the artist page
Cult (D&H Games) - Update the publisher page
D&H Games - Update the publisher page
PDG - Create one new artist page
D&H Games - Update the developer page
Football Director II v2 - Upload 2 Screenshot pictures - ECS, OCS - 1991
Football Director II v2 - Upload 1 Double Barrel Screenshot picture - ECS, OCS - 1991
John de Salis - Update the artist page
Art Edition [United Software] - Update the publisher page
Black Edition [United Software] - Update the publisher page
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Email: Andreas@amigafuture.de
News URL: http://hol.abime.net/hol_update.php
News Quelle: Hall of Light
URL der Quelle: http://hol.abime.net/hol_update.php
06/24/2017

Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM


Press Release

June 23, 2017 - Cloanto released today Amiga Forever 7 and C64 Forever 7, the latest versions of the official Commodore/Amiga preservation, emulation and support suites for Windows.

The new editions are the result of more than 18 months of uninterrupted work since the previous major release. The active code base now consists of more than half a million lines written by Cloanto, in addition to OS components and independent open source modules of which Cloanto too is a grateful and active contributor.

New features include the ability to autostart the PC into any Amiga configuration, enhanced PowerPC emulation support, custom content folders and playlists, and a "playerless" title playback, preview and editing experience.

By opening up to new ways to manage and access more content, Amiga Forever 7 follows in the footsteps of Cloanto's tradition of disruptive innovation. Emulation and preservation enthusiasts can not only work better and faster than before, but also enjoy additional degrees of freedom, as Amiga Forever encourages the curation of self-contained titles that are designed for long-term access, without being bound to a database or to a single player interface or version. Any title, no matter whether it's a "Classic" Amiga, a PowerPC system, or an 8-bit system (with C64 Forever installed), can now be played back from Windows File Explorer, or by booting the Windows PC into it, without ever launching Amiga Forever, if so desired.

More than in the previous few versions, a substantial amount of work was done under the hood to keep things simple on the surface, yet without limiting possibilities. "We worked very hard to raise the quality bar on all fronts, no matter whether you use Amiga Forever for your own enjoyment, to entertain your friends by surprise-booting a PC into an Amiga or C64, or to start an educational journey with your children or grandchildren.

"The level of improvements and refinements on the input front alone is beyond the scale of what would normally be invested in a project like this," said Cloanto's Mike Battilana. "Months at a time were spent to optimally blend the different features and needs of PC-side game controllers and keyboards with the emulated counterparts. A dedicated group of joystick-armed beta testers kept providing valuable feedback, as even Microsoft engineers helped us best support the latest Xbox controllers. Quite a few DirectInput and XInput API bugs were marked for resolution in the process, again illustrating how demanding the emulation universe can be."

General and title-specific input options work hand in hand to enable maximum personalization without unnecessarily reducing title portability, while providing precious information for future touch-enabled playback. Xbox, X-Arcade and I-PAC controllers, and arbitrary keyboard layouts are supported out of the box. Host-side buttons can be assigned to guest-side keys and vice versa, e.g. to use joystick-controlled games on modern systems without a joystick. Virtual buttons make it possible to use modern controller buttons to trigger events that would have required pressing a key like Space or Enter in an Amiga game, or to play CBM 8-bit titles originally designed for keyboard-only use.

Dead keys, double-dead keys, deadable keys, anyone? Amiga Forever knows about all those Amiga keyboard details, and seamlessly integrates them with the modern Unicode world, so that clipboard and keyboard input always work as expected. 8-bit systems were not left behind either, with support for multilingual ROMs in C64 Forever, and systems like the VIC 20, VIC 1001 and C64 even featuring Japanese configurations.

"In spite of the occasional technical prowess, we see the result more as a form of art. We are still aiming for the same excellence and beauty in computing which made us feel so at home with the Amiga and its community in the 1980s and 1990s. As we once again thank our generous customers and contributors for allowing us to keep working on these projects, we invite all Amiga friends to keep engaging with us at events, online and by signing up at http://cloanto.org ."

https://www.amigaforever.com
https://www.c64forever.com
06/23/2017

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06/23/2017

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Event: Pictures and videos from the Pacific Commodore Expo NW (USA)
06/22/2017

Amiga Future

06/22/2017