Elbox: Two new Mediators

As posted to the Elbox mailing list:

We are pleased to inform about new versions of the Mediator 1200 TX and Mediator 4000 Di models:

Mediator PCI 1200 TXblack
and
Mediator PCI 4000 Di 3V.

New version of Mediator 1200 TX has the additional logic for signalizing the power management states. The red LED of theMediator PCI 1200 TXblack indicates when PCI cards cannot be removed or inserted. The solder mask of this Mediator is black.

New Mediator 4000 Di is a busboard in format of the daughter board for Amiga 4000 in the desktop case. It is equipped with four PCI 2.2 slots and four Zorro III/II slots (one of them used by the Mediator 4000 Core Logic card). Mediator 4000 Di 3V allows to use the wider range of the PCI cards, including cards which require 3.3V power rail. The solder mask of Mediator PCI 4000 Di 3V is also black.

Availability: from 21 December 2015.

Best regards,
Elbox Computer Team

 

WinUAE 3.0 with PowerPC Support

Toni Wilen has released WinUAE 3.0 that adds support, among other things, for PowerPC support.  This does enable the ability to run Amiga OS 4.0 PPC, AmigaOS 4.1 Classic PPC, and likely AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition under emulation.

You can download WinUAE from the WinUAE site.

Note: You will need copies of Blizzard or Cyberstorm PPC ROMS and the rom image for a Picasso IV.  Please obtain those legally.

Support for WinUAE is on the English Amiga Board, here.

AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition – new features specific to Classic Amigas

There are a few new features in AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition that have been previously unannounced.  I will publish them here as soon as I get permission to do so 🙂

 

AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition now shipping to Dealers

AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition, including the version for Classic Amigas with PowerPC accelerators, is now shipping to dealers and should be available to end users very soon.  See the Press Release below 🙂

AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition now shipping!

Brussels, December 18, 2014

Hyperion Entertainment is thrilled to announce shipment of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition to dealers has been started. This means that the first customers will get their own copy of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition right before christmas, just in time to put it underneath the christmas tree.

Since the initial release of AmigaOS 4.1 more than six years ago, functionality and user experience have been steadily improved by six free major updates and over 88 free smaller ones through AmiUpdate. AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition defines the new baseline by consolidating all previous updates, bringing new long awaited features and stability improvements and last but not least enabling the user to make a clean installation in one go. Additionally it comes professionally produced as full version on physical media in a nice DVD box, together with a booklet containing installation instruction as well as a little extra for only EUR 29.95 suggested retail price (incl. VAT, may very on your location).

AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition is currently available for:

  • AmigaOne XE, SE and MicroA1
  • AmigaOne X1000
  • AmigaOne 500/Sam460
  • Sam440
  • Pegasos 2
  • Amiga 1200/3000/4000
Customers can find a list of possible dealers at http://www.amigaos.net/content/4/where-buy.
Interested dealers can register themselves and order AmigaOS by writing to  orders@hyperion-entertainment.biz .
Hyperion Entertainment and the whole team behind AmigaOS wish a merry christmas, happy new year and lots of fun with AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition!

Source: http://www.hyperion-entertainment.biz/

AmigaOS 4.1 Classic on WinUAE

powerpc

In case you’ve been under a rock, or perhaps on vacation, you may have missed that Toni Wilen has a proof of concept PPC emulation working on WinUAE.  It’s just enough to run AmigaOS 4.1 Classic.   The current PPC Emulator is not JIT, so it is rather slow – even on a fast PC, and you can’t use any of the WinUAE extensions. Also, several critical PowerPC instructions are missing, so it is prone to some crashes. Even so, it is an amazing accomplishment.  It also works with PowerUP and WarpUP/WarpOS PPC apps under AmigaOS 3.9.

I gather Toni Wilen will look into getting the more advanced, QEMU PPC emulation core into WinUAE, which should provide greater compatibility and speed.  Timeframe is unknown.

Check out all the details over at the Support.WinUAE forum on English Amiga Board.

Website back up…

img-1Oops…we had a power outage here and I didn’t notice the laptop had rebooted! The web service is re-started now so the site is back up.

Stay tuned for updates….on G-REX, Blizzard PPC and more… 😉

Darren

RDesktop 1.6 for MorphOS now available!

A fresh new port of rdesktop 1.6 is now available, compiled for MorphOS! Many thanks to Michał Żukowski for the port!

We highly recommend you to use this version if you are using MorphOS!

 

 

New features in this version:

  • UTF support including:
  • UTF8 clipboard chunk to RDP (UTF16-LE)
  • RDP (UTF16-LE) to UTF8 clipboard chunk
  • RDP (UTF16-LE) to ID_CHRS clipboard chunk with conversion to local codepage
  • ID_CHRS clipboard chunk to RDP (UTF16-LE) with conversion from local codepage
  • Conversion from/to local codepage to UTF16-LE during disk access operations, user name, password etc.
  • Version string fix
  • Audio (backported from RDesktop 1.5)
  • Morphos directory mounting under Windows (NETDISK option)
  • Libnix version compiled with GCC4
  • Clone WB mode for automatically fullscreen mode selection

Download RDesktop-1.6-morphos here!

 

Registry fix for “stuck” windows keys while using RDesktop

Tweak!

 

Enterprising user Lazar Zoltan has discovered a registry tweak to disable the Windows keys (and thus avoiding the “stuck” key problem while using RDesktop.  This only disables the keys on Windows – not on the Amiga side.

You can insert the following into your Windows registry (Windows XP only) by pasting the text below into a file named Disable_Winkey.reg and then executing it on windows by double clicking.  It should automatically go into the registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] “Scancode Map”=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,00,00,5b,e0,00,00,5 c,e0,\   00,00,00,00

If you want the “quick and easy way” then just download and unzip the file from this link:  Disable WinKey Registry.   Once unzipped just double click to run.  You may need to restart Windows.

Thanks Lazar!

Statement on lack of site updates

I just wanted to acknowledge to everyone that I know there has been a lack of updates since May of this year.   Unfortunately “life” has gotten in the way, both personally and professionally, so I no longer have the time to make frequent updates.

Hopefully that will change in the future! In the meantime this site will be kept online as a resource for Amiga users.  I will try to fix the links to the broken pages soon.

Thanks for your understanding! 🙂

New Amiga 3000, 4000 68k and PPC cpu card!

Gideon Zweijtzer and Rutger Bevaart have announced they are working to develop a new 68040 and PPC CPU card for the Amiga 3000(T) and Amiga 4000(T) computers.   The board will be named “Ultimate PPC”.  They already have a development board built!

 

 

 

 

 

It will feature the following specifications:

  • 33MHz 68040 CPU
  • 1.0GHz Freescale PowerPC CPU
  • 128MB of DDR3 memory for the 68040
  • An additional 2GB of DDR3 memory on an SO-DIMM
  • USB2 host controller with integrated 4 port hub
  • SATA2 controller with two SATA ports
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet controller
  • Embedded 2D video with DVI connector

Further information, photos, and a FAQ is available on their website at http://ultimateppc.nl/index.php.

They hope to gain support of AmigaOS 4.1 Classic and MorphOS for their new hardware, but that will require support from Hyperion and the MorphOS teams respectively.

I would urge users interested in this card to contact Hyperion and/or the MorphOS team to let it be known that you would purchase an operating system license for the Ultimate PPC hardware.