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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Art of the Algorithms

Not strictly Amiga, but very Amiga nonetheless: "Moleman 2 - Demoscene - The Art of the Algorithms" is a 2011/2012 documentary film from Hungary about the home computer demo coding scene.

If you're into swapping, trading, cracking, coding, intros, demos, cracktros, and that kind of stuff, "Vakondok 2 - Demoscene" - the film's original Hungarian title - by Director Szilárd Matusik is just perfect for you.

It explores the Hungarian demo scene, a fascinating insight into the history of demo coding, how demos are made, who makes them, who watches them. Amiga related content pops up here and there, but where it doesnt it's still a very enjoyable watch for anyone interested the demoscene, digital visual and audible art, computer programming, or computer hardware.

Note that large portions of the audio track are in Hungarian, but you can use YouTube's subtitles for an English translation.

You can go to to find out more about "Vakondok 2" and the other "Vakondok" movies.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

AmigaOS 3.1.4 Frequently Asked Questions answered

The same day the operating system update was released, a FAQ has been uploaded to AmiNet. If you have questions about or issues with AmigaOS 3.1.4 this might be the place to start looking for answers:

Monday, October 1, 2018

56 new links in the AMIGA alive web directory

Another update to the AMIGA alive Web Directory - 56 links added, now 340 websites listed!

If you're looking for something specific, make sure to check the "Misc / Mixed" section, as some websites cover multiple different subjects, e.g. software authors may have created very different applications.

Rise of the undead: AmigaOS 3.1.4 released

In Amigaland, 3.1.4 comes after 3.9: 18 years have passed since the last update of AmigaOS3 - since yesterday you can purchase a new release, AmigaOS 3.1.4!

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UPDATE 2018-11-06: Software-only distribution of AmigaOS 3.1.4 has stopped, physical media (floppys & ROM) release is available at your Amiga dealer now!
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Gathering information from various sources (see end of article) it's assumed it has these features:
  • Support for large harddisks (HD_SCSI_CMD, TD_64 and/or NSD) and "super floppies"
  • Support for long filenames, pipes, softlinks, hardlinks
  • "DiskDoctor" program is back, upgraded and matured, recovers data from damaged floppies and harddisks
  • Native support for 68000-68060 CPUs, and a more robust auto-configuration process
  • many ROM modules and CLI/shell commands bugfixed and updated
  • Workbench updated, new Preferences editors in GadTools style, printer drivers and support tools updated
  • "edit" and "MagTape" removed
  • CrossDOS and CD-ROM filesystem updated, including multithreading and support for Rockridge, Joliet and UDF
  • new professionally designed iconsets (multicolor, classic 4-color)
  • new intuition.library provides window off-screen dragging (optional)
  • workbench.library and icon.library loaded from disk due to increased size
...and more.

No screenshots or reviews have surfaced yet. Judging from AmigaOS 3.1.4's features, it's unlikely it will run on 512K Amigas, but contrary to OS3.5 and OS3.9 the 68000 CPU is still officially supported. Also it looks like this version is meant to replace the OS3.5/OS3.9 branch of AmigaOS, though with a little work it's still possible to keep your existing OS3.5/OS3.9 installation intact, if you prefer.

In other words:

A physical set of 3,5" floppy diskettes and ROMs will be available shortly.