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Old Amiga Future Ausgabe 118 in german & english now online
Published 03.06.2020 - 11:49 by AndreasM
Gamestar: The best German Amiga games and their developers
Published 03.06.2020 - 00:46 by osz
Various magazines often give nostalgic memories of the good old Amiga days. This time, Gamestar has created a gallery that briefly introduces twelve of the best German Amiga games and their developers. Have fun browsing through the memories!
Continue to image gallery: https://www.gamestar.de/galerien/die_be ... 34755.html
Amiga Source Preservation
Published 01.06.2020 - 16:22 by osz
Amiga Source Preservation aims to find copyrighted material and provide it to the public for free under the Creative Commons License. Don't worry, the project is legal, everything is provided after consultation with the authors. Currently the archive consists of 110 source codes and 16 books, which are listed on the site and can be obtained via the links there.
The official Amiga Source Preservation Website: https://amigasourcepres.gitlab.io/
Parrot - A faster alternative to ScummVM
Published 01.06.2020 - 15:38 by osz
Parrot is, similar to ScummVM, a so-called player or interpreter for point and click adventure games. The project is currently still in a very early stage of development. The goal is to create a faster and less hardware-intensive alternative to ScummVM. The software is beeing developed optimized for the Amiga. According to the current status, Maniac Mansion for example only requires an ECS Amiga with at least Workbench 2.x. Parrot is beeing developed in C with vbcc.
Further informations and sources are available on GitHub: https://github.com/betajaen/Parrot
Tiny Galaga - a Galaga demake
Published 01.06.2020 - 13:04 by osz
Tiny Galaga from Abyss is a so-called demake of the classic Galaga game. The game is really small and can be played on all Amigas. If you like, you can watch a video of the game on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQQkWxQsj8I
Tiny Galaga can be downloaded from pouet.net: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=85720
Helpful in data archeology: Ancient Format Decompressor
Published 01.06.2020 - 12:45 by osz
Some data media from the past days can certainly become a kind of an archaeological excavation. It's too bad if you find your own backups on some old media, which you have once compressed, but now cannot unpack on your modern computer due to a lack of a suitable unpacker. The GitHub project of the Ancient Format Decompressor provides a command line tool and an API, which offers numerous decompression routines, which were common in the past, just like a Swiss Army Knive for data archelogists. The software is written in C++ 14 and is available for download as source code.
Further information can be found on the project page: https://github.com/temisu/ancient_format_decompressor
Squirt - remotely maintain your amiga
Published 01.06.2020 - 12:10 by osz
Well, remote maintenance in this sense is perhaps a little too ambitious, but with squirt some jobs on the Amiga can be executed from another, a more modern network computer via a TCP/IP connection. A 5 kilobyte small server application called squirtd is started on the Amiga by specifying a destination directory. To be on the safe side, the Amiga should be not connected to the Internet! Afterwards files can be exchanged between both computers (sent with the squirt command and received with the suck command). Furthermore commands can be executed on the Amiga side that do not expect any user interaction, directory contents can be displayed, incremental backups can be performed and much more. This tool also supports name completion on the Amiga side.
Download and more information can be found at the GitHub project page: https://github.com/alpine9000/squirt
NetBSD 9.0 has been released for Amiga computers
Published 01.06.2020 - 11:44 by osz
Version 9.0 of the operating system NetBSD for Amiga systems was released some time ago. To run the operatin system on 68k systems you will need at least a 020 CPU with a MMU. If you want to install NetBSD on a system with 020 or 030 CPU, an FPU is also recommended. However, this is not absolutely necessary. Furthermore at least 24 MB Fast RAM and 250 MB of hard disk space are required.
New in version 9.0 is the support of PPC-Amigas. However, the PPC-release is still marked as "very experimental" on the NetBSD/amigappc page of this port.
Download and more informations available on the official NetBSD site: http://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-9/NetBSD-9.0.html
International Amiga Day
Published 31.05.2020 - 14:03 by AndreasM
“We, Amiga users hereby declare the 31st of May as international day of the Amiga, the HomeComputer that made us so much fun, that made us begin a career, that made us think differently about computers and games and made us a lot of friends with Amigas.
Amiga is Forever and We really want that to happen. Please share the idea with your
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New Amiga 060 boards
Published 31.05.2020 - 13:59 by AndreasM