Major changes in version 2.9.3 in Olaf Schönweiß's AROS/68k distribution Aros Vision RTG are that MESA/Gallium is activated by default and that it uses Zune instead of MUI (MUI can be activated if necessary).
MESA/Gallum needs 256 MB RAM, works only with more than 16 Bit colour depth. It is still slow but it works. The maintainer hopes this will motivate 68k developers to help with further work. Since Zune is now used as standard, more and more AROS applications can be integrated in future.
The APPBuilder simplifies it compiling Hollywood-programs. Using its user-interface you can choose the target platform or the required plugins with a mouse click, including AROS (screenshot). You can also choose non-Hollywood components which are supposed to be added - e.g. readme files.
The finished project can be compressed as archive if 7-Zip is installed on the computer. APPBuilder is shareware but fully usable without registration. It can be downloaded HERE as well as from the IndieGO!-appstore.
04/05/2015 : Updated to version 1.1
Szilárd 'BSzili' Biró has ported version 0.8.0 of LÖVE for all NG-systems. It is a framework for 2D-games written in the programming language Lua.
At this LINK you can also download seven games and demos written in LÖVE. Among others Mari0, a Super-Mario-clone, which was completed by the teleportation feature of the Valve-game Portal. You can read an English-language review to four of the LÖVE-games in the blog of Johannes 'Yasu' Genberg.
LÖVE (aka Love2D) 0.9.x version is on hold because it needs a C++11 compiler, SDL2
Marcus Sackrow has compiled three little Free-Pascal programms for AROS/x86. Additional to the game LazSokoban and a representation of Ljapunow-fractals, using PasteQuick it is possible to copy text from the Clipboard to pastebin.com and to get back the generated Pastebin-link. The login function of PasteQuick is not supported by the AROS-version.
PasteQuick0.41.lha (2 MB)
LazSokoban.lha (2 MB)
Lyapunov.lha (2 MB)
Check out the English-language interview has been conducted with Pascal Papara. He talked about his projects, e.g. the Linux-based AROS-distribution AEROS, and announced focusing on the ARM-architecture to sell it as a commercial "Premium-Version" together with ExaGear to execute x86-applications like Wine under ARM-Linux.
Press release: Three years after the release of Hollywood 5, Airsoft Softwair is proud to announce the immediate availability of Hollywood 6: Epiphany.
Hollywood 6 is a massive update with a myriad of new functions. The most important new feature is the complete abstraction of the core components display, audio and DOS. These can now be completely replaced by plugins which opens up totally new possibilities. For example, it is possible to replace Hollywood's inbuilt display driver with a custom implementation now. A plugin, which uses this new interface to make OpenGL available to Hollywood, will be released shortly.
A-EON Technology Ltd is pleased to announce that it has concluded the purchase of the source code and exclusive rights to develop, publish and distribute MED,OctaMED and OctaMED SoundStudio for the AmigaOS and Amiga-inspired operating systems, including MorphOS, AROS and emulation from the current owner Ray Burt Frost. As part of the sale agreement A-EON has the exclusive right to use the MED, OctaMED and OctaMED SoundStudio in all product marketing, promotion and branding for AmigaOS and Next-Generation AmigaOS inspired versions including emulation.
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David Brunet writes: Each year you can vote for the best Amiga game of the previous twelve months. Now it's time for the Amiga Games Award 2014! To vote for the best AmigaOS 68k, AmigaOS 4, MorphOS, or AROS games, you can rate them on the Obligament website.
There will be no "global" winner, but a winner by systems (AmigaOS/68k, AmigaOS 4, MorphOS and AROS). The final results will be published Saturday, February 7, 2015.