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Moonstone Tavern at Classicamiga
(4 votes)
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Written by Rob   
Friday, 03 July 2009



http://www.moonstonetavern.co.uk


The Moonstone Tavern website has now found a new home on the classicamiga.com network.

A huge thanks to Classicamiga for kindly hosting The Moonstone Tavern, my little slice of the Web dedicated to the gory 1991 Amiga cult classic Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight.

The site has been going since 2002 (time flies!), and has blossomed from a clutch of screen grabs into the definitive repository for everything Moonstone. Surf around and you’ll find an extensive bestiary, battle tactics, ROMs, music, movies and tons of gory screenshots that will no doubt bring those nostalgic memories flooding back...

So why not treat yourself to a flagon of frothing ale (on the house, naturally!), plonk your feet up and reminisce with me as I take you for a sojourn through Mindscape's magnificent and charnel-splattered world of knights, monsters and valiant derring-do. I hope you have as much more exploring the site as I had making it!

All the best,

Rob

Last Updated ( Friday, 03 July 2009 )
 
Commodore Vegas Expo v5.0
(1 vote)
Amiga news
Written by Harrison   
Thursday, 18 June 2009
The Commodore Vegas Expo v5.0 is being held on July 25-26 at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas next month.

Joining this years Expo will be CBM Engineers Bil Herd, Dave Haynie & Chuck Peddle who will be invited to a Q&A session from the audience. Robert Bernardo, one of the organisers, has also asked for questions from the forums to put to the guys.

Bil Herd - Principal Engineer on Plus/4, C16 & C128 and others
Davie Haynie - Engineer on Plus/4 C16 - Principle Engineer on the Amiga 2000
Chuck Peddle - Commodore Engineer - Designer of the 650x series Micro processor used in the Apple II, VIC-20, NES, the Atari 8-bit computers and the BBC Micro to name a few.

If anybody has anything they would like to ask, please feel free to reply to the thread or otherwise drop me a PM and I will ensure they are forwarded to Robert.

Transcripts/Video/Audio files will be available after the event. For more information go to the official site here.
 
WinUAE 1.6.1
(3 votes)
Amiga news
Written by Demon Cleaner   
Thursday, 18 June 2009
After only some betas, here is again a full release. 

1.6.0 bug fixes

- ASPI uaescsi.device emulation crash.
- Directory harddrive Windows illegal character handling fixed.
- Magic mouse fixed.
- Loading configuration file from command line with GUI enabled didn't
  override Quickstart configuration if Quickstart mode was enabled.
- Gzip decompression fixed.
- Few remaining unicode conversion issues fixed.

Other bug fixes

- Warp mode in fullscreen mode was not much faster in some situations.
- Direct3D scanlines work correctly again.
- Bsdsocket emulation crash when closing socket in some situations.
- Vsync with "unmatched" refresh rates was not adjusted correctly.

New features

- Added disk image and configuration file icons, file extension
  association improved.
- Added button/key toggle mode to Input panel.
 
KGWHD May/June 2009 Update
(2 votes)
Amiga news
Written by Harrison   
Tuesday, 02 June 2009
New KGWHD update released, plus the complete 0-Z packs rebuilt.

Killergorilla has finally released a new update for his popular WHDLoad game and demo packs, commonly referred to as the KGWHD packs.

For those that don't know, the KGWHD packs are based on the WHDLoad HD installers and provided preinstalled and configured versions of each and every game and demo supported to save you the hassle of needed to install each piece of software yourself manually.

His site is also currently being redeveloped, and can now be reached at the following address:


This currently links to the original kgwhd site and will soon also link to his new kgload site, as well as his new winuaex side of kgwhd, which is very close to completion.

We hope you have some fun and enjoy his latest update.

Updates

The full 0-Z packs being offered for download on his site are completely new packs. Rebuilt from all the previous updates and bring the set fully up to date.

The Update packs are just for people who do not wish to download the complete letter packs, who might already have all of the old (now out of date) letter packs.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 June 2009 )
 
WHDLoad packages May 2009
(4 votes)
Amiga news
Written by Demon Cleaner   
Tuesday, 02 June 2009
WHDLoad makes it possible to install quite a lot demos and games, which were originally designed to run only from floppy disks, to your harddisk.


Latest packages:

# 30.05.2009 fixed: Celtic Legends (UBI-Soft) install script corrected
# 29.05.2009 improved: Knights of the Crystallion (US Gold/Bill Williams) supports german version too, manual protection skipped, solution added
# 29.05.2009 improved: Atomic Robo-Kid (Activision) highscores are saved, speed improved (with BLITWAIT macro)
# 27.05.2009 fixed: Sabre Team (Krisalis) CD³² and AGA version corrected
# 26.05.2009 new: Dragon Tiles 2: The Tournament (Software Circus) done by Psygore
# 25.05.2009 links to Mantis BugTracker have been added for installs which already have issues there
# 20.05.2009 fixed: Cannon Fodder 2 (Sensible Software) now works with WHDLoad 16.9 (only), new install script
# 18.05.2009 improved: Kick Off 2 (Anco Software) another version supported, quitkey didn't work in both italian versions on 68000 machines
# 17.05.2009 improved: Breathless (Fields of Vision) another version supported, new install script and icon
# 17.05.2009 improved: Explora 3: Sous Le Signe Du Serpent (Infomedia) bug in text routine fixed, new install script and icon
# 16.05.2009 improved: Mega lo Mania (Sensible Software/Mirrorsoft) trainer added
# 16.05.2009 improved: The Settlers / Die Siedler (Blue Byte) reassembled with the latest kickemu
# 15.05.2009 improved: Slam Tilt (Liquid Dezign/21st Century) fixed access faults in in-game option menu
# 15.05.2009 improved: Legend Of Faerghail (reLINE) fixed problem for pre WHDLoad 16.9 users
# 15.05.2009 improved: Dungeon Master (FTL/Software Heaven) removed 68020+ restriction, converted to WHDLoad v16
# 15.05.2009 improved: Sky Chase (Imageworks) another version supported, new icon and install script
# 11.05.2009 improved: X-It (Psygnosis) slave rewritten (sounds prob fixed), load/save hiscores
# 11.05.2009 improved: Legend Of Faerghail (reLINE) install script fixed, another version supported
# 09.05.2009 improved: Sabre Team (Krisalis) installs AGA version properly
# 07.05.2009 improved: Virocop (Graftgold) reassembled with latest kickemu, lowlevel library emulation used
# 06.05.2009 improved: Fire & Ice (Graftgold) music fixed, caches re-enabled, source code cleanup & working with latest kickcd32
# 03.05.2009 new: MegaBlast (L.K. Avalon) done by Psygore
# 01.05.2009 improved: 7 Colors (Infogrames) no more problem with whdload16.9, some stuff patched correctly, new icon and install script

Homepage can be found here.
 
WinUAE 1.6.0
(5 votes)
Amiga news
Written by Demon Cleaner   
Thursday, 28 May 2009
This is the final version of WinUAE 1.6.0 after a lot of betas.

1.5.3 bug fixes

- Random CD32 pad button events without enabled pad.
- Mid horizontal line graphics mode change fix (for example Cover Girl
Strip Poker)
- ECS Agnus 0.5M+0.5M "1M chip" mirror works again (Move Any Mountain)
- Rainbow Islands one missing horizontal line fixed.

Other bug fixes

- Directory filesystem bug fixes (very old bugs), ACTION MODE CHANGE
fixed, also fixed case that caused lost file comments, show >2G files
as 2G - 1 instead of showing "random" 32-bit truncated value.
- HAM mode graphics errors if left border was not fully visible.
- Some crashing bugs fixed.
- uaeserial.device unit 10 or larger works now.
- Early boot menu PAL/NTSC switching works properly, previously only
worked after reset.
- CD32 CD emulation is now compatible with newer cd.device (comes
with FMV cartridge boot ROM)
- KS loader 16-bit odd/even ROM image to 32-bit merging fixed.
- A1000 bootstrap ROM in even/odd format loading fixed.
- Another non-interlace to interlace switch graphics corruption fixed.
- Sprite graphics garbage appeared in some rare cases.
- Restoring statefile without GUI enabled emptied all floppy drives.
- lha extended datestamps fixed. 7zip updated, datestamps supported.
- Recursive archives as a harddrive support improved.
- RTG display refresh crash in some specific situations.
- Switching cycle-exact mode on the fly sometimes freezed the blitter.
- Screenshots in windowed D3D modes fixed.
- 100% stereo separation was not working properly.
- Much improved sound stability/syncronization.

and (too) much more.

New features

- Very popular request: automatic display scaling/window resizing!
(not compatible with all programs) Option in Filter-panel.
- PAL/NTSC vertical size change emulated in filter modes.
- Transparent clipboard sharing between Amiga clipboard.device and
Windows clipboard, both Amiga->Windows and Windows->Amiga supported.
Text and images supported, HAM6/8 automatically converted to 24-bit
image, EHB converted to 64-color image. Images with less than 256
colors images converted to standard IFF, higher color images converted
to 24-bit IFF. Text converted to plain text, formatting possible in
future.
- "Interlace fixer", interlaced screens are now rock solid, all interlace
artifacts will be gone. (this feature isn't same as scandoubler or
flickerfixer and not compatible with most games)
- VirtualPC VHD dynamic harddisk image support (dynamic = empty hardfile
is very small, size grows automatically when more data gets written)
- Custom chipset emulation updates, horizontally mixed lores and hires
modes work and more (for example Disposable Hero titlescreen is
finally perfect, Oops Up ray color issue)
- Mouse emulation rewritten (Oil Imperium pipelining minigame)
- 10 sector and 81/82 track PC/Atari ST disk images supported.
- Diskspare disk images supported.
- OCS/ECS "7-planes" mode fully implemented (4 normal bitplanes + 2
static 16-bit patterns for planes 5 and 6) 1st Anniversary by Lazy
Bones has 100% correct display now.
- SuperHires supprted in lores and filtered lores modes.
- 320x256, 640x512, 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024 always added to RTG
mode list (320x200 and 320x240 was already available previously)
- RTG mode vertical blanking interrupt implemented without busy
waiting, interrupt rate added, configuration added to GUI.
- Filter multiplier select boxes now support manually entered
multipliers, for example 2.5 = 2.5x. Aspect ratio correction added.
- Full drawing tablet support. (must be wintab compatible)
- "Magic mouse" mode improvements.
- Parallel port joystick adapter configuration added to Gameports panel
(Much easier and quicker than using Input panel configuration)
- Input device type (mouse, digital joystick, analog joystick, lightpen
etc..) selection added to Gameports panel. (Less need for complex
Input panel configuration)
- WinUAE is now unicode Windows application, added full unicode support
to configuration files. (backwards compatibility still maintained)
- PortAudio v19 audio library support. ASIO, WDM-KS (Windows XP low
level sound API), WASAPI (Vista low level sound API), lower latency
sound. NOTE: WDM-KS is unstable in current PortAudio version.
- Added new 64-bit seek and size dos packets to filesystem emulation.
- ICD AdIDE "scrambled" IDE disk and hardfile format supported, also
includes automatic byteswap detection.
- Include some monitor unsupported modes in display modes list because
some drivers lists custom modes as unsupported with current monitor
(even if they work just fine..)
- ASCII-only and experimental Epson matrix printer emulation added, do
not print anything if less than 10 bytes received.
- Added support for Windows Recent Documents/Windows 7 Jump Lists.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 June 2009 )
 
AmiKit 1.5.9
(1 vote)
Amiga news
Written by Demon Cleaner   
Thursday, 28 May 2009
New version of AmiKit has been released. 

- ADDED:      ChaosPro 3.3.3 by Martin Pfingstl  (AmiKit:Utilities/ChaosPro)
- ADDED:      ffmpeg 0.5 (SVN-r18880), Amiga port by Piotr Bandurski
- UPDATED:  AfA_OS 4.4
- UPDATED:  AmigaAMP 2.21
- UPDATED:  ixemul library 61.1
- UPDATED:  playOGG 10.0c
- UPDATED:  PicShow 1.31 (build 31.438)
- UPDATED:  SabreMSN alpha 49
- UPDATED:  WookieChat 2.12 beta 3


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