Fasttracker II was a music creation tool for DOS, released back in 1994 and it became THE standard for a long time for tracker based music.
1994 was also the year that Commodore went belly up, pulling the Amiga with them, so a lot of Amiga musicians made the jump to PC around that time, finding Fasttracker 2 as a perfect successor to Protracker.
The Advanced Visual Developer software by BitbyBit software status update! The Advanced Visual Developer project is intended to bring high level, professional visual development tools to the AmigaOS4(tm) platform.
As written by Jamie Krueger,
For any of you that may have seen my presentations at the
last AmiWest show, or read my post below, we (Amiga On The Lake
and myself) announced that there be a significant update to
AVD released to the current owners by December 5th of this year.
Also scheduled for the 5th was the new listing for the
“AVD Early adopter’s special offer” to go up on AOTL’s
store, where new customers have a final chance to
purchase the commercial AVD Suite at the Pre-release
price of $199 before AVD 1.0 is released.
So, for those of you keeping track, the 5th was a few days ago,
and nothing has yet appeared on either site.
Do not despair :-), there has been some unavoidable
delays since returning from AmiWest at the end of October
which have pushed back the intended release for Dec. 5th.
AmigaOS 3.1.4 for 68K Amigas released! Brussels, September 30, 2018 Hyperion Entertainment CVBA is highly pleased to announce the release of AmigaOS 3.1.4 as the biggest upgrade since the days of AmigaOS 3.5 and 3.9.The new, cleaned-up, polished Amiga operating system for your 68K machine fixes all the small annoyances that have piled up over the years. Originally intended as a bug-fix release, it also modernizes many system components previously upgraded in OS 3.9. Contrary to its modest revision number, 3.1.4 is arguably as large an upgrade as OS 3.9 was, and surpasses it in stability and robustness. Over 320K of release notes cover almost every aspect of your favourite classic AmigaOS — from bootmenu to datatypes.AmigaOS 3.1.4 is available as immediate purchase from our direct download section as digital download and will be available shortly as physical set of 3,5″ floppy diskettes and machine specific ROM(s).Hyperion Entertainment CVBA wants to use this opportunity also to thank the great team of developers, testers, translators and other helpers for all their hard work during the recent months. Without them this release would not have been possible.
Amiga Cases – A500, A1200 and A600The new case is designed as an homage to the beauty and power of the Amiga 3000 and has the optional keyboard garage like the original Amiga 1000. The modular design is capable of building a highly powerful, True Amiga, based on the A500, A600 and A1200 motherboards with all of the extras that are available for these amazing computer motherboards like the Vampire accelerator/24bit graphics upgrade. http://www.apollo-accelerators.comThis video shows inside the case with components mounted with version two prototype testing.
Where to get chipsets? well no idea! My reason to do this is to make old dead machines live again. my experience is that most faults on 1200s isn’t the chipset but corroded PCBs and shorted ceramic caps etc. so put in all new passives. move the chipset and logic and connectors and viola..
The game has changed, now GNU/Linux is everywhere running on every CPU architectures and devices. It’s the right time to make new choices, a new PowerPC Notebook designed around GNU/Linux, make it happen!
AmigaOne A1222 updateTalking about communicating, I receive a lot of requests for information about the release date for the AmigaOne A1222. At AmiWest 2017 and Amiga32, in agreement with Hyperion Entertainment, I was able to present the first public showing of the AmigaOne A1222 running a pre-release beta version of AmigaOS 4.1. I was able to demonstrate that AmigaOS4.1 is very stable on the A1222 which also fully supports the latest RadeonHD 3.x, including the new 64-bit VRAM feature, along with Warp 3D Nova and Warp3D-SI. However, I did reveal that work was still ongoing on the Audio and Ethernet drivers and well as FPU optimsation. The A1222 has not been totally cut-off from cyberspace since the AmigaOS 4.1 beta iso included a driver for an inexpensive USB-to-Ethernet device which allowed the A1222 to connect to the web. A number of the beta testers, including me, have been using the device for online access and I even wrote and posted an earlier blog using the device/driver. The USB-to-Ethernet device was a good stop-gap measure but obviously not suitable for the final AmigaOne A1222 release.Remote Desktop on AmigaOne A1222 to Windows PCI’m actually writing this blog using a combination Odyssey and Remote Desktop on my AmigaOne A1222 to test out a new on-board Ethernet driver written by AmigaOS 4.1 developer Rene’ Olsen. 🙂 .I’m pleased to report that Rene’s driver appears to be very stable and works well. I’ve downloaded multiple copies of the latest Enhancer Software v2.x beta archives and installed numerous programs and utilities from AMIStore and transferred gigabytes of data over my LAN without any problems.Running OWB on AmigaOne A1222Even better the driver appears to be on par and perhaps a little faster that the standard OS4 network driver for my RTL8139 Ethernet card. Incidentally, Rene’ also wrote the driver for the USB-to-Ethernet device so I suppose it’s no surprise that the initial release of his Ethernet driver works so well. I’ve attached a couple of screengrabs showing Remote Desktop and Odyssey on my A1222, two programs which are always a good tests of network performance. The driver has now been issued to the A1222 beta testers for thorough stress testing. Rene’ received some help from Justin Hibbits who was recommended to Steven Solie by Alex Perez. Alex is another A1222 & X5000 beta tester who has a particular fondness for Linux. Justin is a committer at FreeBSD who, according to Steven, is looking for help with the FreeBSD port. If any Linux motivated A1222 beta testers want to help Justin complete FreeBSD for Tabor/A1222 please make contact and I will pass on your details. We already have the Atlantis and Pathfinder Tabor boards working 24/7 building Debian SPE thanks to the work of John Paul Adrian Glaubitz.
The New Compatible A500(+) case is the perfect replacement case for your aging yellowed Amiga 500 case. Manufactured with the same quality standards as the New Compatible A1200 cases, it comes with extended support for Apollo boards as well as USB/HDMI/SD cards ports. No more hassle opening the case to replace or connect anything. Treated Anti-UV, it will stay fresh and as new for the next 50 years.
First up the future of C64 got a shade brighter today, as official production started on Gideon’s long awaited Ultimate 64 boards. The photos look awesome and you can see more of them now in the 1541 Ultimate Facebook Group. The latest news is that some 500+ boards should be produced between now and the end of April, and the website will open up pre-orders periodically during this period. More boards should be created to fill remaining demand afterwards. These boards are not for sale as of yet, as further testing takes place to help ensure the FPGA based modern 64 motherboards are as solid as possible before release. You can find out more on the official Ultimate 64 website.