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FlashFloppy - new firmware for Gotek drives, open source
Posted by Akira - 21 July 2017 16:23
Akira's Avatar  Thanks to Higgy for pointing this one out to me, it seems we have a new contender in the Gotek firmware land, and this one is open source, which I hope will lead to a lot more improvement over what we have already.

Keir Fraser, not a stranger to the Amiga world, having made stuff like Keirf's Disk Utilities, has released FlashFloppy, a new firmware for STM32F10x based floppy emulators

https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy

Seems like it's early days, and I haven't been able to find any more info about it. I am ASSUMING this is compatible with Amiga and Atari ST, also from the existence of a FlashFloppy file selector supporting both those platforms:

https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy_File_Selector

It also says there that this is compatible with the HxC loader in other platforms, so perhaps this is more of a universal floppy emu like HxC. Good stuff!

I am glad to see this popping up and hopefully we get a kick ass firmware out of it. After Cortex being abandoned our only hope has been HxC, but it isn't open source.

Hopefully file slots on the selector can finally be connected by filename instead of by physical location on the USB media, so we can start sharing playlists of stuff.


[edit] Confirmed by Keir, it is in his thoughts to allow his Selector to be able to load images by filename and path instead of by cluster. This is great news!
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Taws
Posted by AMIGASYSTEM - 07 July 2017 00:34
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TAWS: The Amiga Workbench Simulation is a pure (no Java, no Flash) JavaScript simulation of the Amiga Workbench to run from the Browser.


TAWS v0.27
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Wet:Weather Conditions On Wb
Posted by AMIGASYSTEM - 03 July 2017 09:53
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Wet v6.5a, weather conditions on WB for OS3 and OS4: Download

This program retrieves local meterological data from the Internet, and saves it in (regulary updating) env-vars to allow you to display it in the WB titlebar, as an icon on Workbench, AmiDock or in the GUI. It can show a forecast for up to 24 hours ahead (where available), and is fully localisable.

New translations for:
Basque
Czech
English (built-in)
French
German
Greek
Italian
Norwegian
Norwegian-nynorsk
Polish Spanish
Turkish

Old or partial translations for:
Dutch
Finnish
Swedish

N.B. Full install, if you have updated wet to v6.5 already, you do not need to install this archive!
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A Month With AROS ...
Posted by AMIGASYSTEM - 02 July 2017 23:38
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A month of development with AROS: May 2017

- autodocs/webpage updated/fixed (mazze)
- posix enhancements (Kalamatee)
- work on native git continues (Kalamatee)
- adapt network driver code to recent utility.library changes (neil)
- debugging build fixes for 68k (kalamatee)
- adapt code for const TagItem changes (neil)
- network card improvements (neil)
- debug build now stores debug info in .dbg files (Kalamatee)
- InitKickMemDiag fixed (twillen)
- Rom image size check added (Kalamatee)
- amiga-m68k rom fixes, a1200 should boot again (twilen)
- m68k rom size optimization (Kalamatee)
- cd-startup improvements (Kalamatee)
- add separate gifanim datatype descriptor)
- gifanim datatype descriptor added (Kalamatee)
- autodocs updated (mazze)
- AddDataTypes target cpu awareness added (Kalamatee)
- cia.h defines added (Kalamatee)
- lowlevel.library m68k timer support added (Kalamatee)
- KrnIsSuper m68k optimized (twillen)
- m68k workarounds for bad software (Oktagon controller) added (twillen)
- m68k rom init fixes (twillen)
- developer files for InstallAROS fixed (Kalamatee)
- .dbg files are now ignored by AROS (Kalamatee)
- lowlevel.library m68k work continues (Kalamatee)
- Gfx Bitmap-Class optimization (Kalamatee)
- m68k type detection / optimizations (Kalamatee)
- fix undefined Locale's loc_MeasuringSystem (pollux)
- Intuition Screen fixes (Kalamatee)
- Apollo'080 detection (Kalamatee, twilen)
- MUI window class compatibility enhanced (neil)
- run setpatch from startup-sequence (Kalamatee)
- new mirrors for third party code added (neil)
- m68k ata fixing/debugging continues (twilen)
- Fix random lost interrupts for certain IDE hardware. Fixes A4000 IDE issue (twilen)
- prevent possible access fault in internal loadseg (twilen)
- Start of FastATA class (kalamatee)
- Apollo Core detection improvements (mness)
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Amiga Future issue 127 released
Posted by AndreasM - 02 July 2017 15:51
AndreasM's Avatar  The English and German issue 127 (July/August 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:

Review AmiKit X
Review Hollywood 7
Special Amiga on Youtube

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
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New articles on Obligement
Posted by Daff - 01 July 2017 14:20
The following articles have been added to the website of the french Amiga magazine Obligement (http://obligement.free.fr) during the last two months:

- May/June 2017 news.
- Old articles from Tilt 95 to 99 : Report: Winter Consumer Electronics Show 1992, Review of Killerball, Review of Tip Off, Interview with Rainer Bopf, Tutorial: Draw with a mouse, Review of RoboCop 3, Review of Son Shu-Shi, Interview with Rod Hyde, Review of Last Ninja 3, Review of Another World, Hardware: Amiga 500 Plus, Review of Celtic Legends, Review of HAM-E Workshop, etc.
- Interview with Yannick Erb (AROS developper).
- Interview with Guy Wright (Commodore engineer).
- Review of Icaros Desktop 2.2.
- Report: Amiga on the RoboCop TV series.
- DIY: Build your Amiga arcade joystick (enhanced model).
- File: Hombre (update).
- File: Introduction to Xena.
- File: Classic Reflections - What happen to Digita International?
- Tutorial: Installation and configuration of Happiga.
- Galleries: Jay Miner's Amiga Block Diagrams.
- Special quizz about UAE.

Rendez-vous on http://obligement.free.fr for this nice reading.
All translations are welcome. Please contact David "Daff" Brunet for more info.
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Amiga Kit 13th Anniversary
Posted by amigakit.com - 01 July 2017 12:05
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We are pleased to celebrate Amiga Kit's 13th year anniversary.

Formed way back in 2004, over the preceding years Amiga Kit has been involved in numerous activities and various Amiga software and hardware projects.

We have taken this opportunity to look back through the timeline and have added a brief summary of events in our new Amiga Kit history section

http://amigakit.amiga.store/history

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Amiga Future monthly News June 2017
Posted by AndreasM - 27 June 2017 19:14
AndreasM's Avatar  2.6.2017
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APC&TCP 25 years: Raffle result

APC&TCP was 25 years old in May 2017.

To celebrate the day we had started a small draw with the question:
which was the first commercial product of APC&TCP.

The correct answer was B) Databench.

The winner of the Amiga Future year subscription has already been informed by e-mail.

about APC&TCP

It's our 25th anniversary year for APC&TCP distribution.

Originally APC&TCP was founded to publish the software of Computer Club members by offering them fair publishing terms.

However, that offer was expanded very quickly, and non-members were also able to distribute their software via APC&TCP.

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

APC&TCP is also active in the merchandising market and has been publishing stickers, mousepads, posters and such like for some years.

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

Over these 25 years, APC&TCP has published more than 200 products for the Amiga and hopefully will become even more active over the next few years.

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

http://www.apc-tcp.de


6.6.2017
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Amiga Future Ausgabe 104 in german & english now online

[pic]http://www.amigafuture.de/uploadpic.php?thumb=/2_amigafutureonline_1.jpg[/pic]

Since today you can read the Amiga Future issue 104 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 <a href="http://www.amigashop.org">online shop</A>

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 <a href="http://www.amigafuture.de/spenden.php">donation page</A>.
In addition, we are looking for advertisers for our webpage.

http://www.amigafuture.de


10.6.2017
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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...igafuture0a-21
Österreich: http://www.amazon.at/?_encoding=UTF8...igafuture0a-21
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/?_encoding=U...ag=amigfutu-21
France: http://www.amazon.fr/?_encoding=UTF8...=amigfutu0a-21
talia: http://www.amazon.it/?_encoding=UTF8...=amigfutu0d-21
Espana: http://www.amazon.es/?_encoding=UTF8...=amigfutu04-21

http://www.amigafuture.de


11.6.2017
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Amiga Future 127 Member-Preview online

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 127.

http://www.amigafuture.de/viewforum.php?f=12


12.6.2017+25.6.2017
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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:

Damage: The Sadistic Butchering Of Humanity
GPFax

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


13.6.2017
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Amiga Future 127 Member-CD-Cover online

From today, and available online to all Amiga Future 1-Year-Subscribers, in the Member-Part of the Webpage are the CD Covers of Amiga Future magazine - Issue 127, so you can download them, and print them out if you wish to save you from cutting out those pages from our beloved magazine.

http://www.amigafuture.de/viewtopic.php?t=1172


15.6.2017
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Amiga Future 127 preview are now available online

The full colour preview and excerpts of the Amiga Future issue 127 (July/August 2017) are now available online.

Some of the interesting articles in this issue are:

Preview Powerglove
Review Prisma Megamix
Show Report Revision 2017

Of course there's so MUCH more actually in the magazine.

Needless to say you'll find some FULL 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 cover CD.

A detailed description of content and excerpts can be found at: http://www.amigafuture.de/kb.php?mode=cat&cat=13

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.

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

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


26.6.2017
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Interview with Andreas Magerl

The Podcast Webpage Retrokompott releasse in issue 42 a german Interview with Andreas Magerl.

http://blog.retrokompott.de


26.6.2017
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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:

23.06.2017 - The Spy who loved me - Auf Funktion überprüft
23.06.2017 - The Simpsons - Bart vs. the Space Mutants - Auf Funktion überprüft
23.06.2017 - The Power - Auf Funktion überprüft
23.06.2017 - The Oath - Auf Funktion überprüft
23.06.2017 - The Immortal - Auf Funktion überprüft
16.06.2017 - The Great Giana Sisters - Auf Funktion überprüft
16.06.2017 - The First Samurai - Auf Funktion überprüft
16.06.2017 - The Addams Family - Auf Funktion überprüft
16.06.2017 - Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles - The Coin-Op! - Auf Funktion überprüft
16.06.2017 - Switchblade 2 - Auf Funktion überprüft
09.06.2017 - SuperTed - Auf Funktion überprüft
09.06.2017 - Super Cars 2 - Auf Funktion überprüft
09.06.2017 - Super Cars - Auf Funktion überprüft
09.06.2017 - Strider 2 - Auf Funktion überprüft
09.06.2017 - Sqrxz - Auf Funktion überprüft
02.06.2017 - Spherical - Auf Funktion überprüft
02.06.2017 - Speedball 2 - Brutal Deluxe - Auf Funktion überprüft
02.06.2017 - Space Harrier - Auf Funktion überprüft
02.06.2017 - Solid Gold - Auf Funktion überprüft
02.06.2017 - Skull & Crossbones - Auf Funktion überprüft
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4-way Clockport Expander at Amiga Kit Amiga Store
Posted by amigakit.com - 24 June 2017 18:39
amigakit.com's Avatar  Amiga Kit Amiga Store is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Matthias Muench to supply his innovative 4-way Clockport Expander for the Amiga 1200 computer.

Matthias has created the first buffered Clockport expander which allows up to 4 devices to be connected to an Amiga 1200's 22-pin clockport header. With such a rich array of clockport expansions available these days, this is a very popular expansion with A1200 users. We are pleased to be able to supply the latest revision C of this expander board.

Amiga Kit has been manufacturing, assembling and commissioning Amiga hardware and software for over 13 years. We have been assembling this product in house to ensure Classic Amiga users have a readily available supply of hardware at affordable prices. We will continue to show our commitment by investing in the Amiga market and sponsor hardware and software development.



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New English issue of Skrolli magazine available for pre-order - Amiga included
Posted by jtsiren - 21 June 2017 18:00
The computer culture magazine Skrolli launched an international version last year and is coming out with the second English issue this August, 2017. The issue will also feature a story on the Amiga hobby.

The mainly volunteer-based, yet professional quality magazine hailing from Finland, covers the entire breadth of the computing culture, from DIY to readymade, from productivity to games, from old to new. About the only thing it isn't, is a catalogue of product reviews, like so many magazines. Neither is it a "retro" magazine. Skrolli is an age-agnostic computer magazine for thinkers and tinkerers.

While Skrolli is not an Amiga magazine, it has plenty of Amiga enthusiasts as writers, and often covers Amiga topics in its Finnish edition as an important part of computing culture. Amiga will be included in the second English issue as well.

If you are interested, the first English issue is available for order and second issue for pre-order at Skrolli's website, both in glossy paper and digital app formats:

https://skrolli.fi/buy

For a free sample issue and a FAQ on what is Skrolli, see: https://skrolli.fi/international
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Powerglove OST
Posted by Lazycow - 17 June 2017 07:51
Lazycow's Avatar  Pierre Martin has released the complete soundtrack for the upcoming game POWERGLOVE on bandcamp:
https://cyborgjeff.bandcamp.com/albu...love-amiga-ost

(devlog of the game: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=76817)
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AROS Nightly Builds
Posted by AMIGASYSTEM - 16 June 2017 10:05
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Nightly Builds 15 June 2017


Nightly Build (ABIv1) AROS PC-i386 Floppy/ISO 15-06-2017 Download

Nightly Build (ABIv1) AROS PC-i386 Contrib 15-06-2017 Download


Nightly Build (ABIv1) AROS 68k Floppy/ISO 15-06-2017 Download

Nightly Build (ABIv1) AROS 68k Contrib 15-06-2017 Download
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WinUAE 3.5.0 released
Posted by Toni Wilen - 15 June 2017 19:24
WinUAE 3.5.0 (15.06.2017) released. http://www.winuae.net/

New emulated hardware

- Comspec SA-1000
- California Access Malibu
- DKB RapidFire
- 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 implemented, resulting display corruption is now 100% 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.
- Escape old style directory and hardfile paths if it contains ",".
- Masoboshi MasterCard fully implemented, including DMA support.

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.

And more…

[bug reports in this thread will be ignored]
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icon  Amiga Future 127 preview are now available online
Posted by AndreasM - 15 June 2017 14:23
AndreasM's Avatar  The full colour preview and excerpts of the Amiga Future issue 127 (July/August 2017) are now available online.

Some of the interesting articles in this issue are:

Preview Powerglove
Review Prisma Megamix
Show Report Revision 2017

Of course there's so MUCH more actually in the magazine.

Needless to say you'll find some FULL 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 cover CD.

A detailed description of content and excerpts can be found at: http://www.amigafuture.de/kb.php?mode=cat&cat=13

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.

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

http://www.amigafuture.de
http://www.apc-tcp.de
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OpenBOR - The 2D Side Scrolling Engine Ported to Classic Amiga !
Posted by lantus360 - 15 June 2017 08:18
Hi there!

i've ported OpenBOR Engine to 68K Amigas. If you aren't familiar with OpenBOR it is the ultimate 2D side scrolling engine. OpenBOR is the open source continuation of Beats of Rage, a Streets of Rage tribute game originally developed by Senile Team

You will need at least an Amiga with a fast 68040 AGA or RTG to play this.

I uploaded it the Zone and to Aminet tonight but link still may need a few hours to appear - http://aminet.net/game/actio/OpenBOR.lha

Complete instructions available in the Readme.

Screen shots below are captured on my Amiga A600 with Vampire 2







Source Code available at - https://github.com/lantus/openbor

Video showing performance on real Amiga hardware (A4000, A1200, Vampire 2) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXvK8f3HnGM

I also livestreamed how I ported this over to the Amiga on my youtube channel over the past 2 weekends - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...7RXBJD6kqQQYTF if people were interested in that

Let me know how you like the port. I have fun working on this. Right then - off to play some Final Fight in OpenBOR
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