Thursday, October 29, 2009

AROS gets accelerated 3D!

The incredible coder Krzysztof "Deadwood" Smiechowicz has released an "alpha demo" of 3D acceleration under AROS, and you can already use it on Icaros Desktop 1.1.5, you just need a GeForce card supported by the nuveau driver (GeForce 4, FX, 6 and 7 series, except probably some cut-down models). 3D acceration in AROS will come in handy for the AROS version of Aladdin 4D.

New Infinity Reboot Feature

If your upgrading from Windows Vista to Win7 you may encounter a new feature we like to call "Infinity Reboot ". Hope and pray you don't encounter this because your machine goes into an endless reboot process.Infinity Reboot is just one of several problems that Windows upgraders are dealing with. It's just MS way of saying thank you for buying Vista and 7. The Windows version of Aladdin 4D will not have this feature. More information via the linked news website below.

PC World Article

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Broken Promises

In their latest video Ad, Apple highlights the broken promises that Windows has given us over the span of many, many years. This is the main reason we devalue the importance of the Windows version of Aladdin 4D. More information via the article linked below.

Huffington Post

Friday, October 23, 2009

Windows 7 Whopper???

You have to see the video to believe it. Watch via the first link below.

Win7 Whopper

PC World Win7 Whopper

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Best System to run the Mac OS X version of Aladdin 4D

Apple started shipping a brand new machine today, it's just in time to rain on the parade of the Win7 launch on October 22nd, 2009. This new 27-inch iMac is the best way to run Aladdin 4D for Mac OS X. Most 3D animation software packages will fly on this machine. The giant and gorgeous  27-inch screen will make your Aladdin 4D animations shine. Get more information, watch videos and or purchase the new iMac via the link below. Rub the Lamp, Render the Magic!

New 16:9 wide screen iMac

BetaNews Article

Monday, October 19, 2009

Market Caps and Apples

Sometimes we get asked why we don't make Aladdin 4D for Windows only and not other operating systems. The claim is with all the DELL, HP and Gateway's (now deceased/bought out) running Windows the business case is sound. Lets forget the death of Calagari trueSpace for a minute, which was Windows only.

 Many don't know this but Apple is eight times the size of Dell, larger than HP, larger than Intel, forty times the size of Acer and now 70% the size of Microsoft and closing. The business case for Aladdin 4D on Mac OS X is clear. Since DELL's, Acer's, and HP PC's run Linux as well as Windows, we don't miss out on those sales either. Once you open the curtain and look through it, the possibility's are endless in the post Windows world.

All Legal Issues Resolved for Amiga OS 4.x!

Great news last weekend for Amiga OS 4.x fans!

The Amiga Inc. vs Hyperion Entertainment lawsuit is finally over. After years and years of uncertainty, the two parties have now reached an extensive, end-all-be-all settlement agreement under which Hyperion gets the rights to the Amiga trademarks, as well as the rights to AmigaOS 3.x, AmigaOS 4.x, and any possible future version. This outcome is fantastic news for Amiga fans and Aladdin 4D customers that are excited to run A4D under Amiga OS 4.1 in the future. News and comments via the link below on Amiga news portal site

Hyperion and Amiga Inc. reach settlement

Congradulations MorphOS Team!

On October 12th, 2009 The MorphOS development team announced the public release of MorphOS 2.4, the first ever public version to install on Mac mini G4 machines.This is great news for MorphOS customers and future customers and expands the base of users that can buy the MorphOS version of Aladdin 4D 6.0. MorphOS butterfly on blue Apple Image courteous of MorphZone.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mac OS X version of Aladdin 4D Development Ahead of Schedule

The famous Shuttle scene from Aladdin 4D is now working multi-platform! This is a major milestone since Shuttle is one of the most complex A4D objects. Thanks to the advance development tools provided by Apple, the Mac OS X version  of Aladdin 4D is proceeding ahead of schedule. This does not mean that the other platforms are not just as important (except the Windows version). It just means the Mac OS X version will be the first version of Aladdin 4D 6.0 that ships.

Windows Guy?

You may have already heard that the innocent cast of Family Guy are the latest virtual shills for Windows 7. Will this be enough to help the ailing brand stop loosing market-share? Get ready for a full 30 minutes of Windows promotion woven into the show. Viewing is optional and is not required. Fast Company reported last year that a 30-second spot on "Family Guy" cost $200,000. Do the math to find out what thirty minutes would cost. Only time will tell if this marketing effort will pay off. More information via the LA Times article linked below.

Family Guy & Windows 7

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Windows 7 Assigned Guest OS Status

At an Acer product launch in central London earlier today, Register Hardware got up close and personal with the firm’s first netbook to ship with two operating systems. The machine has been updated to run both Google’s Android OS and the 32-bit version of Windows 7.

The first point to note is that despite this two-OS capability, you can actually only boot up into Android. Switch the machine on from scratch or do a restart, and you'll go straight to the Google OS.
To load Windows 7, you must first start Android, then select "Switch OS" from Android’s slide-out menu and then wait for Windows to load up in the usual way.

Read full article and watch a YouTube video of dual booting via link below.

Dual Booting Acer Netbook

The Linux version of Aladdin 4D is very important for us but the Windows version is not. As you already know and as noted in the article above Windows continues to loose market-share and relevance.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

7 in 11?

The release of version 7 of Windows will be here next week. Windows 7 is a better version of Vista, which failed miserably in the market, but will 7 succeed where Vista flunked? Seven is a desperate grab to save the Windows brand from the perception that Windows is a garbage operating system. This reputation was well earn in the past. The future is not certain but things should start to become clear on October 22nd, 2009. TG Daily seems to think Se7ven might be selling well by 2011 but they are not sure.

TG Daily Article

Our song remains the same about the Windows version of Aladdin 4D. We will never sell that version to customers but we will included it for free once it's complete. Customers will have to buy Aladdin 4D 6.0 on other platforms to get the Windows version of the 3D animation package.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Upgrade Offer Over

Our offer to include an an upgrade to Aladdin 4D 6.0 with orders for Instant Download sales of Aladdin 4D 5.0 is now officially over. We have removed the "Buy It Now" button from the sales news story. We want to thank everyone that participated. This deal, that ended October 5th, 2009 helped us understand which operating systems Aladdin 4D owners were most interested in using A4D with in the future.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sale Almost Over, Last Chance to Save

Our deal including the next version of Aladdin 4D when you buy the current version for $99.95 is over in 24 hours. If your interested in using this unique 3D animation package please act now. Prices on Aladdin 4D will be going up not down in the future to help R & D. Waiting to buy will cost customers more not less.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Only Three Days Left!

Our free upgrade offer for current buyers of version 5.0 of Aladdin 4D will be ending in less than three days. If your interested in using this unique 3D animation package please act now. Prices on Aladdin 4D will be going up not down in the future to help R & D. Waiting to buy will cost customers more not less.

Buy now until October 5th, 2009 and get a free upgrade to Aladdin 4D 6.0 on the platform of your choice when it ships. Aladdin 4D 5.0 is available as a instant download with PDF manual once you purchase it. If for some reason we do not ship Aladdin 4D 6.0 on the platform of your choice in the next 12 months then your money will be refunded and you will get to keep Aladdin 4D 5.0 as a free gift. This offer does not included the Windows version of Aladdin 4D, that will always be free when another version of 6.0 is purchased. The Windows version has no shipping date and it will be the last version completed. Please indicate which platform you wish to upgrade to when you purchase your instant download of version 5.0.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Autodesk lost it's battle with Timothy Vernor

A Seattle judge ruled in favor of a man arguing that he has the right to sell secondhand software, in a case that had some people worried about an end to used-book and CD stores.

The suit was initially filed by Timothy Vernor after eBay, responding to requests by Autodesk, removed the Autocad software that Vernor was trying to sell on the auction site. EBay later banned Vernor from the site, based on Autodesk's complaints.

Vernor argued that since he was selling legitimate versions of the software -- not illegal copies -- he hadn't violated any laws. Autodesk contends that it doesn't "sell" its software, but instead licenses it and therefore prohibits buyers from reselling it.

Our position on this is you have every right to resell Aladdin 4D if you no longer need it. We recommend selling it for a high price to get some ROI but it's ultimately up to you. We only ask that you send us a one page statement transferring ownership information so we can keep the new customer informed about updates. Autodesk is just trying to make EULA excuses to insure everyone buys brand new copies. They are welcome to do that but it's not very customer friendly. We have no intention of punishing customers for their support. Buy, own and enjoy Aladdin 4D like you would a brand new Porsche. If you move on to LightWave 3D or stop using 3D software sell your copy with our blessing. We hope you had fun while it lasted and maybe you will come back one day.

Autodesk Vs Timothy Vernor

More Screenshots

More Screen Shots from the Mac OS X port for your enjoyment.