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. Aladdin4D 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.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Blue Butterfly Soars like an Eagle Again: Public Release of MorphOS 3.6

The following news item is being publish to the Aladdin4D Blog because MorphOS currently runs Aladdin4D 5.x and will get a native version of Aladdin4D 6.0.

The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the immediate availability of MorphOS 3.6. Delivering one of the most requested features, this new version can now utilize the built-in Wi-Fi hardware in all Apple systems that feature Broadcom´s BCM43 chipset. In addition, MorphOS further extends its support of graphics chipsets to include AMD´s R400 series by adding compatibility with Radeon X800 PRO and FireGL X3 cards. Moreover, the latest version of MorphOS now enables laptop owners to define custom screen modes and provides default modes for increasingly common high resolution displays.

Improving interoperability and overall convenience, MorphOS 3.6 adds a new SMBFS filesystem handler with 64-bit I/O support for easy file sharing via network storage devices, a new VNC server to control your MorphOS systems remotely or even without a display, and a Synergy client for sharing a nearby mouse and keyboard with any Linux, MacOS or Windows machine that is part of your local network and acts as a Synergy server.

As usual, MorphOS 3.6 includes many more improvements and bug fixes. For a more complete list of all changes, please read our MorphOS 3.6 release notes.

We strongly urge new users to carefully read our installation and troubleshooting guides before they attempt to install MorphOS for the first time. Existing users can upgrade via the familiar procedure but are encouraged to read the guides as well. MorphOS 3.6 is available for download in our files section


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mainactor developer gets into 3D Rendering

Many Amiga and former Amiga owners may remember a great program in the early 1990's called Main Actor Broadcast. It's development team recently got into the 3D Render/Animation software game and their first effort RaySupreme 3D looks very impressive. Get it from the Mac App store for only $39.99 or try a demo version from the link below.  Please note it's available for Linux, OS X and Windows.