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Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM


Estimated release date: mid June 2017.

New emulated hardware

Comspec SA-1000
California Access Malibu
M-Tec AT-500 Megabody

New features

Softfloat FPU emulation mode. Bit perfect FPU emulation (except transcendental functions), including full arithmetic exception support. (Co-operation with Previous emulator author)
Lightpen emulation absolute coordinate HID (USB light guns) and touch screen device support.
American Laser Games second player and Actionware dual light gun adapter emulation.
Real harddrive mount lock option. Enables full exclusive access even if drive has Windows mounted FAT partition(s).
winlaunch.lib is now built-in feature and is also 64-bit compatible.
Show [Paused] in windowed mode title bar when in pause mode.
If statefile is loaded with one or more floppy images that can't be opened: keep fake disk in drive (like previously) and ask for new disk path when missing disk is accessed for the first time.

Custom chipset features emulated

AGA FMODE>0 unaligned bitplane and sprite pointer behavior is now accurate.
BPLCON4 XOR mask special case in HAM6/8 or EHB modes.
Loading blitter B-DAT manually when B-shift was nonzero.
Lightpen hardware is now cycle-exactly emulated.
Sprite special case when DMA mode sprite's start X-coordinate is less than sprite's DMA slot position.
Audio interrupts are delayed by 2 cycles.

Feature improvements

68020+ T0 trace mode is now fully emulated.
68020 cycle exact mode adjustments.
Memory cycle exact mode mode accuracy improved
Implemented previously unimplemented bsdsocket.library emulation sendmsg() and recvmsg().
Recursive mode ROM scanner now skips directories starting with dot.
MMU emulation can be now switched on/off on the fly.
Release all currently pressed keys when emulation pauses.
Added memory cycle-exact Quickstart step for A1200 and CD32 configurations. Less CPU heavy than full cycle-exact and usually not much more worse (or better). At least not until 68020 CE gets better.

Bug fixes

FM801 16-bit audio corruption.
A2090 ST-506 emulation.
Possible crash when display was very wide with bitplane DMA overrun condition.
Fixed crash when sound card audio play started and channel mode was mono and "Include CD and FMV audio" was ticked.
Fixed crash when accessing accelerator board SCSI IO region without any added SCSI device(s).
Fixed crash if Blizzard accelerator on board memory size was set to zero.
JIT was not 512k or 1M Chip RAM compatible.
Manual RAM configuration GUI didn't accept smaller end address than current board size.
Manually configured but disabled (size zero) Z2/Z3 banks were added to system.
Apollo 1240/1260 memory address space fixed
PC bridgeboard NE2000 boot crash fix.
Windowed mode mouse does not anymore hit hidden barriers if window is partially outside of desktop or uncaptured if window is on top of task bar.
If Custom autoconfig board order was enabled, expansion devices custom config setting(s) was not saved correctly.
68000 address error stacked PC was not correct in some read-modify-write instructions
Untrap middle mouse button option was stuck.
GUI listview column width calculation used default font size, not selected font.
68030 CE/prefetch mode cache access bug fixed.
G-REX and Cirrus Logic graphics board state was reset if RAM or HW Info GUI panels were opened after emulation was started.

http://www.winuae.net
06/01/2017

Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM


AmigaAMP released in the Version 3.22 for PPC/OS4.x and 68k/OS3.9.

Changes:

* Added URLIdentifier and Description to Application info.
* Show requester when ReAction classes can't be opened.
* Fixed broken plugin menu in ReAction mode after rescanning.
* Added support for multimedia keys.
* Updated spanish catalog.
* Adapted code for AmigaOS 4.1 FE SDK 53.30.
* Added full path to current file to streaminfo/trackinfo structure so that plugins can make use of it.
* Fixed greyed out menus for info and playlist.
* Fixed bug when loading skins with missing equalizer and playlist bitmaps.
* Replaced connection popup window with info in title bar (reaction) or info line (skin mode).

AmigaAMP is a powerful realtime multi format audio player for Amiga computers. It is based on the amp decoding engine by Tomislav Uzelac and can do realtime decoding on 50 MHz processors and up. AmigaAMP is a completely free and non-commercial project. Fraunhofer IIS and THOMSON multimedia grant a free license to use their MPEG Layer-3 audio compression technology for this kind of software.

The player comes with a fully fontsensitive, style guide conformous Amiga GadTools user interface and features multithreaded non-blocking windows for main interface, stream information and playlist.

AmigaAMP 3 is completely AmigaOS4 native giving you the performance you'd expect from a fast PowerPC system. In addition to MPEG audio and AIFF/WAVE support it can play FLAC as well.

http://www.amigaamp.de
06/01/2017

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4.5.2017 ******** Amiga Future issue 126 released The English and German issue 126 (May/June 2017) of the print magazine Amiga Future has been distributed today, and can also be ordered directly from the editorial office of Amiga Future, and the other Amiga dealers that stock the magazine. ...
05/31/2017

Amiga Future

Author: AndreasM


4.5.2017
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Amiga Future issue 126 released

The English and German issue 126 (May/June 2017) of the print magazine Amiga Future has been distributed today, and can also be ordered directly from the editorial office of Amiga Future, and the other Amiga dealers that stock the magazine.

Mag Content:

Preview Reshoot R
Review Vampire 600 V230
Review Viper 530/E-Matrix 530

and so much more ... if you haven't already, get your collectable copy ordered today

A more detailed description of the contents and previews of this issue can be found at the Amiga Future magazine hompepage.

Information: http://www.amigafuture.de/kb.php?mode=cat&cat=13
Orders: http://www.amigashop.org

http://www.amigafuture.de
http://www.apc-tcp.de


6.5.2017
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APC&TCP celebrates 25 years

APC&TCP will be 25 years old in May.

Since 25 years, the APC&TCP distribution exists.

In its origin the APC&TCP was founded to publish the software of Computer Club members on fair terms.

However, the offer was expanded very quickly and non-members can also distribute their software via APC&TCP.

The computer club has not been around for a long time, but APC&TCP is still active.
There are still new software titles such as Roadshow, CygnusEd, DigiBooster released and also new updates are being worked on.

APC&TCP is also present in the merchandising market and has been publishing stickers, mousepads, posters and more for years.

And, of course, there is also the print magazine Amiga Future, which is almost 20 years old.

In the meantime, APC&TCP has published more than 200 products for the Amiga and hopefully become much more in the next few years.

We can not really celebrate. We simply lack in time.

You can find out more about the history of APC & TCP and the published products by visiting the following links:

German: http://www.apc-tcp.de/index-de.php?page=history
English: http://www.apc-tcp.de/index-en.php?page=history


8.5.2017
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Amiga Future Mag Index Update

The Amiga Future Mag Index updated today.

http://www.amigafuture.de/artikeldatenbanke.php
http://www.amigafuture.de


9.5.2017
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Amiga Future: New full versions online

The download area of the Amiga Future was updated today. So, you can now find the following full versions online:

Foundation: The Undiscovered Land

http://www.amigafuture.de/downloads.php

An overview of the recent uploads and changes to the download database of Amiga Future is also available from this link:

http://www.amigafuture.de/dl_recent.php

Of course we also want to be able to offer you many more full versions online, but to be able to achieve this, for you, we need your help, so ...

We are on the lookout for the Copyright holders for Amiga games and applications.
Do you know of any such person or can you actively help us in our search?
If so, then please contact us by email.

We are looking for extra support in order to revise the full versions download area of the Amiga Future webpage.
In particular, to check whether all those full versions formats (ADF, IPF, WHDLoad, AGA, CD releases, etc.) are complete.
In addition, a short description, in 2 sentences or less, about each of their system requirements and some screenshots need to be created.
If you want to help us, then please send us an email.

http://www.amigafuture.de


17.5.2017
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Amiga Future Everywhere: Android App Update released

The Amiga Future News App for Android released in the Version 1.0.2. You can download the Version on Playstore.

Changes:

- network problems in update no longer crash the app
- empty RSS feeds no longer crash the app
- added dedicated large screen layouts
- fix: VIBRATE permission
- fix: handle empty posts due to faulty RSS updates
- fix: handle a rare error when app is paused

The app has been extensively tested on many different mobile phone models.
Nevertheless, mistakes can occur. We kindly ask you to report these directly to us so that we can eliminate the errors promptly.

A great thank you goes to the programmer Wei-ju Wu and Martin (Mason) Merz for the great graphics.

Also a great thank you to the many beta testers.

http://everywhere.amigafuture.de

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amigafuture.news


22.5.2017
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Amiga Future Ausgabe 103 in german & english now online

Since today you can read the Amiga Future issue 103 online on our webpage

In irregular intervals we provide older issues of the Amiga Future for free online.

The magazines and the PDF versions (in HQ) are also available in our online shop

Read the german mags online: http://www.amigafuture.de/kb.php?mode=cat&cat=10
Read the english mags online: http://www.amigafuture.de/kb.php?mode=cat&cat=65

Course, the provision of free content on the Amiga Future webpage also costs us.

If you want to support us, feel free to donate on our donation page.
In addition, we are looking for advertisers for our webpage.

http://www.amigafuture.de


25.5.2017
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Support Amiga Future with Amazon

You want to support the Amiga Future webpage but don't want to spend money?

Just use the Amazon-Banner when visiting the Amazon webpage, if you want to order at Amazon.

For each order we receive a small commission. With this money we pay our extensive Amiga Future webpage.

hosting costs
programming work
and whatever else.

Simply use the banner or this link directly:

Deutschland: http://www.amazon.de/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1638&creative=6742&linkCode=ur2&site-redirect=de&tag=amigafuture0a-21
Österreich: http://www.amazon.at/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1638&creative=6742&linkCode=ur2&site-redirect=at&tag=amigafuture0a-21
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=ur2&tag=amigfutu-21
France: http://www.amazon.fr/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1642&creative=6746&linkCode=ur2&tag=amigfutu0a-21
talia: http://www.amazon.it/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=3370&creative=23322&linkCode=ur2&tag=amigfutu0d-21
Espana: http://www.amazon.es/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=3626&creative=24790&linkCode=ur2&tag=amigfutu04-21

http://www.amigafuture.de


1-30.5.2017
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Amiga Future: cheats database Update
The cheats database of Amiga Future is updates weekly by David Jahn, even at first sight if it is not immediately apparent.

The cheat database on the Amiga Future webpage is probably the biggest German collection for the Amiga.

This is not just about cheats. Many solutions, tips and tricks, as well as Freezer addresses can be found in this collection.

Meanwhile you can find more as 3400 Games Cheats and solutions in the database, and there is always more.

The database is currently completely in German. If we receive enough donations for the website, we have planned to integrate a proper online database, which will also be available in English.

http://www.amigafuture.de/GTT/GTT.php
http://www.amigafuture.de

Since our last report the following Updates have been added:

26.05.2017 - Scramble Spirits - Auf Funktion überprüft
26.05.2017 - Savage - Auf Funktion überprüft
26.05.2017 - R-Type 2 - Auf Funktion überprüft
26.05.2017 - R-Type - Auf Funktion überprüft
26.05.2017 - Rolling Ronny - The Errand-Boy - Auf Funktion überprüft
19.05.2017 - Rod-Land - Auf Funktion überprüft
19.05.2017 - RoboCop - Auf Funktion überprüft
19.05.2017 - Rick Dangerous 2 - Auf Funktion überprüft
19.05.2017 - Rectangle - Auf Funktion überprüft
19.05.2017 - Prehistorik - Auf Funktion überprüft
12.05.2017 - P.P. Hammer and his Pneumatic Weapon - Auf Funktion überprüft
12.05.2017 - Plotting - Auf Funktion überprüft
12.05.2017 - Platoon - Auf Funktion überprüft
12.05.2017 - Pang - Auf Funktion überprüft
12.05.2017 - P47 Thunderbolt - Auf Funktion überprüft
05.05.2017 - Overlander (Scorpius) - Auf Funktion überprüft
05.05.2017 - Overlander (Elite) - Auf Funktion überprüft
05.05.2017 - Outzone - Auf Funktion überprüft
05.05.2017 - Out Run Europa - Auf Funktion überprüft
05.05.2017 - Ork - Auf Funktion überprüft


1-30.5.2017
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New Amiga Software Database Updates

The Amiga Software Database (ASD) of Amiga Future updated again.

The ASD is a database in English and German which will include complete information to all released applications, CD-ROMs, literature and much more for the Amiga.

Of course the dataset is far from complete. Meanwhile there is already information to more than 4200 titles in the database. Moreover there have been already over 6500 images integrated with more to follow.

http://www.amigafuture.de/asd.php

Since our last report the following entrys have been added or changed:

Amiga Future 126 - Magazines/Magazine - 14.05.2017 - 
AccuTrans 3D - Applications 3D/Anwender 3D - 13.05.2017 - 
05/31/2017