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Posted by Mikey_C on 2016/10/13 12:37:21 (1817 reads) News by the same author

Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce an update to Workbench 3.1 (v40.43) for Amiga desktops

for Amiga 500/600/1200/2000/3000/4000(T) computers and Amiga emulation software

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Brussels, October 13, 2016 Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the first official Workbench 3.1 and Kickstart 3.1 updates in over twenty years for Classic Amiga systems. The new versions,

The Workbench 3.1 (v40.43) images can be written to real Amiga floppy diskettes or used in Amiga emulation software. The changes include:

Compatibility with A4000T
Installer fixed to use proper assigns which allows installation from other media in addition to the 6 floppy disk set

Special BONUS - Workbench 3.1 (v40.43) is supplied with a FREE updated licensed copy of Workbench 1.3.3 which incorporates the following changes:....

....C/SetClock v34.3 by Olaf Barthel, which fixes Y2K issues and also works on newer Kickstart versions. (Note: the old SetClock command has been renamed and left on disk for reference purposes)
Deactivated "FF" program in Startup-Sequence to prevent problems on 68020/030 processors

Kickstart 3.1 (40.72) update for Amiga desktops

(for Amiga 500/600/1200/2000/3000/4000(T) computers and Amiga emulation software)

The Kickstart 3.1 (40.72) image is the first test release and can written to EEPROM chips for use in real Amiga computers or used with Amiga emulation software. It contains the following new components:

exec.library 40.12

Updated copyright information text
Fixed a small bug in the memory pools code which mirrors the same bug fix in the same code that was used in amiga.lib.

strap 40.3

Added the Boingball logo which replaces the rainbow-coloured checkmark logo. Slightly brighter background colour.

workbench.library 40.6

Rebuilt with SAS/C 6.59 to free up more ROM space because the copyright text in the updated exec.library. No other functional changes.

scsi.device 40.21 for A600

Small bug fix to the IDE task initialization making is compatible with the A600. (Note: older Kickstart ROMs used scsi.device version 39, because unlike version 40, it did not crash on the A600)

scsi.device 40.21 for A1200

Same binary as used for the A600

Special BONUS - Kickstart 3.1 (v40.72) is supplied with a FREE licensed copy of Kickstart 1.3

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Published: 2016/10/13 18:46  Updated: 2016/10/13 18:46
Home away from home
Joined: 07/07/2009
From: Man Cave, Canada
Comments: 2889
 what the &%^&^%%^%
Wow, seriously this isn't April 1st???? man I've got some classics that are gonna be very happy :-)
Published: 2016/10/13 23:52  Updated: 2016/10/14 0:04
Home away from home
Joined: 05/19/2007
From: England
Comments: 3581
 Re: what the &%^&^%%^%
I think I just saw a flock of pigs fly past the window... I mean, it can only be good news for AmigaOS3 users, but not really sure why Hyperion would spend resources on it. There must be some bigger purpose behind it, but I'm not familar enough with OS3 situation to guess what. (Does it somehow help AmigaKit's efforts to port their Enhancer Software to OS3??)

Of course some Amiga users (on other sites) just HAVE to moan about it. As if commercial development for the Amiga is a bad thing, and as if someone was forcing them to buy it. Crazy. (Where's the B Ark when you need it? But there might not be enough space left for hair dressers & telephone sanitisers...)
Published: 2016/10/14 10:22  Updated: 2016/10/14 10:22
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/19/2006
From: Cambridgeshire, UK.
Comments: 2128
 what the &%^&^%%^%
I am willing to bet that the majority of the moaners are only moaning because its not free. Put their hands in thier pockets for an upgrade on the Amiga? Heaven forbid!!! These people are probably the the ones who used to pass pirated floppy disks around in the school playground. As to the reason why Hyperion did it, its probably a) revenue stream b) ensure copyright doesn't elapse? But then perhaps I am very cynical towards the majority of classic Amiga users.
Published: 2016/10/14 13:26  Updated: 2016/10/14 13:26
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Joined: 03/10/2009
From: Germany
Comments: 642
 Re: what the &%^&^%%^%
used to pass pirated floppy disks around

Hey, but that's AAAAAmiiigaaaa. Everything else is a community rip-off. And the only real Amigaaaa is a 500 or 1200. The old big boxes were for that snobby establishment people. Y'now, those with the money who actually pay (or payed) for something. Phew.

Did I ever mention that there never were something like "The Amiga Community"? Not even in the "good old Commodore days (TM)".
Published: 2016/10/14 14:14  Updated: 2016/10/14 14:14
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/19/2006
From: Cambridgeshire, UK.
Comments: 2128
 what the &%^&^%%^%
I know, I was one of the Snobby's although I had an A1200 I spent an absolute fortune on it, cd drives, 030, then PPC, Bvision, tower, IDE interface, more ram, lots of games, applications, utilities, etc - all paid for. Sheesh I guess that makes me stupid or something!!
Published: 2016/10/15 23:32  Updated: 2016/10/15 23:42
Quite a regular
Joined: 11/28/2006
From: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Comments: 759
 W O W (not; world of warcraft)
This is [b]REMARKABLE!!!!![/b] I LOVE IT!!!! I've never used 3.x, having only had an A2000. But I love my AOS1.3. I'm going to have to buy four of them. I need 1 for my A2000, 2 for the 2 A1200's I bought from Petro and one for the Apollo Core'd standalone motherboard AMIGA I'm getting next year when it becomes available! (In case you're wondering why I haven't used AOS3.x, it's because the A1200's are still boxed up, no place to set them up.) Does this come with that program that can change the location of your ROM image so that I can use 3.x on a 68000 CPU? I REALLY REALLY REALLY hope that Hyperion looks at the Vampire standalone and considers writing something that will work specifically on those. They have access to the source code.... I wonder if they can make AOS go out to a full 4 Gigs of address space?? Hey, what gives? In "preview" it's formatted good, when I publish, it becomes a big jumble?!!! Bold doesn't even work!
Published: 2016/10/15 23:41  Updated: 2016/10/15 23:41
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Joined: 11/28/2006
From: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Comments: 759
 Re: what the &%^&^%%^%
Hi ChrisH,

Yeah, the B Ark, straight out to Pluto. (Nice ref. )
Published: 2016/10/15 23:46  Updated: 2016/10/15 23:48
Quite a regular
Joined: 11/28/2006
From: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Comments: 759
 Re: what the &%^&^%%^%
Hi Mikey_C,

So glad that you're still around!!!

The "final chapter" of AMIGA isn't happening "quite yet"... How about "don't hold your breath"!!!!

The new clock program goes out past the 2036 year, does it not?

P.S. I'm sure you're hitting raw nerves on all counts.
Published: 2016/10/17 12:38  Updated: 2016/10/17 12:38
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Joined: 05/02/2008
From: Sweden
Comments: 541
 Re: what the &%^&^%%^%
This is probably just a first step after being able to actually build the original sources (again?) and create ROM images. Then throw in a new copyright and the occasional bugfix just to be able to make a release containing something.

I wonder what the real plans are behind this effort!?!
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