Monday, May 30, 2016

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 mini-review: The new people's champion annilates Titans

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070 is one hot as hell graphics card, delivering Titan X-level performance at a price real gamers, video editors and creative content producers can afford. The blowers on high-end GPU's are so big now that they may even be able dry your hair or hands if they are wet.  You’ll find the a single HDMI 2.0b connection, a single dual-link DVI-D connector, and three full-sized DisplayPorts that are DP 1.2 certified, but ready for DP 1.3 and 1.4. That last tidbit means the card will be able to power 4K monitors running at 120Hz, 5K displays at 60Hz, and even if you think 4K & 5K are old news and passe maybe the fact that it supports 8K displays at 60Hz will excite you. Keep in mind you’ll need a pair of cables for that last scenario to work.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Lamps, Life & Tribulations

The Aladdin4D Blog started about  ten years ago with the acquisition of Aladdin4D and the hopes and dreams of renewing development of it. Like a long televised soap opera it's had its ups and downs over those years and things have happened that we could have never predicted. The inspiration to start the blog came from Martin's Minutes. 

For those that don't know Martin's Minutes was another blog on the Internet before they were even called blogs that was from a 3D Animation companies founder that discussed a program called "Animation Master". It was fun and insightful to read and was also started by a company that got its beginning making Amiga 3D Animation software.

Like the Aladdin4D Blog, that site didn't always discuss just 3D software, it also covered topics about the world we live in and the deep thoughts of Martin Hash. It was a valuable insight into the brilliant mind of the creator of Hash Inc which is still around today.

If you get a chance stop by and check them out and don't forget to say we sent you.

Here's to Martin Hash, we salute you!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

And Then The Lamp was Split in Two

In order to assist and accelerate the resurrection  of Aladdin4D it had to be split in two. One piece remained with DiscreetFX and the other piece is in the hands of A-Eon Technology Ltd. This allows two different companies to grow and expand the user base and mindshare of Aladdin4D. Double or more in brains, partners and idea men that unite with positive goals. This is the way of the lamp. This is the destiny of the lamp. Rub the Lamp, Render the Magic.  

Friday, May 22, 2015

A-Eon Buys AmigaOS, MorphOS & AROS version of Aladdin4D, DiscreetFX retains rights to any other version

Sorry for the delay in getting this news out. The rights, source code and future development of AmigaOS, MorphOS & AROS versions of Aladdin4D were sold to A-Eon Technology Ltd. DiscreetFX retains the rights to the OS X, iOS, Linux, Android & Windows versions of Aladdin4D.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Soar Like a Blue Butterfly

The MorphOS Team has finally released the highly anticipated version 3.8 of MorphOS. The lighting fast OS is no longer restricted to used hardware. It now works on the SAM 460 & 460cr from Acube. Run Aladdin4D on this new OS version and soar like a butterfly.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Windows 8 Crushing Defeat!

As we predicted back in October 2012 Windows 8 is a complete and utter failure. The lesson here is don't try to force your customers to use a new AOL 1996 inspired hard to use interface and take away what they're used to using. Windows 8 destroyed the Windows brand way more than Apple or Google. Apple and Google are now larger organizations based on market capitalization. Microsoft got jealous of the installed base of Android and iOS and thought changing the interface of the Windows Desktop to look like Windows Phone would be a winner. Other opinions have stated they were deadly wrong and it cost Steve Ballmer his job and most of the Windows 8 team has been fired or transferred. If you need to use Windows use version 7 instead. Some customers are even happy with XP and that's up to them. We won't even mention the failure of Windows Phone 8 or the mega failure of the Microsoft Surface tablet (1.2 Billion dollars lost and counting) which also runs Windows 8. Why do we even bother talking about this silly news? Aladdin4D 6.0 will never be sold for Windows, it will be available free of charge to customers that buy a version for other platforms.

Windows 8 Failure links listed below.
(More fun links coming soon!)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Rosetta Deja vu

One of the most exciting things Apple did when changing to Intel hardware in 2006 was running PowerPC Mac applications in OS X by using a technology called Rosetta. This made it easy for Mac lovers to not lose their investment in Mac software when they moved to Intel OS X machines. Sadly this great feature was removed in later versions of OS X. We got Deja Vu the other day when we saw that the fantastic Amiga Virtual Machine WinUAE was adding PowerPC emulation. Hopefully this is so that eventually customers can run purchased copies of AmigaOS 4.1 Classic on WinUAE (Amiga Forever) Intel machines. Increasing OS 4.1 sales or getting people interested in OS 4.1 is a good thing. Even if it runs slower than PowerPC hardware it gets people to play with the operating system and explore it. AmigaOS 4.1 is one of the planned operating systems that will be support by Aladdin4D 6.0. Aladdin 5.x runs lighting fast and is available today for WinUAE or the commercial version called Amiga Forever Premium Edition 2014. This exciting Virtual Machine is available from AmigaKit. AmigaKit also sells the boxed retail version of Aladdin4D 5.x.

Please enjoy the links below.