SnapIT is a powerful MUI-based screen grabber and is available for multiple platforms (Aros, MorphOS and OS4). It is the first release of the utility to add support for Aros and OS4.
SnapIT can grab screens as well as windows, but it's also possible to capture a portion of the screen using the mouse. It can write the captures in various formats to disk and has an easy to use interface which also displays the most recent capture.
More information can be read in the accompanied readme (which is also included in the archive).
Download: SnapIT 1.2 for all supported platforms including Aros/i386 (511 KB)
magorium on November 20 2013 ·
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Game: New mission "Stay a While" for BOH The Game
Simone Bevilacqua announced to have released a brand new mission for BOH the game, titled "stay a while".
BOH is a world of claustrophobic, mysterious, puzzle-riddled, dangerous mazes where, surrounded by countless enemies where you hunt the Evil Masters down with the purpose of eliminating them. Determination, concentration and quick reflexes will be your only allies in your desperate mission.
The new mission can be freely downloaded form the BOH download page, section miscellaneous, extra missions. Please note that the official website for this game has changed.
ZuneFig is a vector drawing program based on Xfig that started out as port with the name AmiFig. ZuneFig inherited most (if not all) functionality from the original Xfig program.
In this update several issues were addressed including the addition of a new freehand mode for spline and line drawing (suggested by Manu), the correction of mouse button function indication in ellipse and circle drawing, a correction for elastic display in arc mode while using center drawing functions, a reworked edit and mode windows so that they better fit low-resolutions screens (now 1024x768 is minimal needed to get the best comfort), the addition of AutoSave preferences (includes saving the window positions) and completely reworked sliders in the main drawing window.
If you have some feedback for Yannickescu or otherwise have questions then you can read more about ZuneFig in this thread.
magorium on November 14 2013 ·
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Bounty: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project
Another collaboration (bounty)project has been announced. This time it's all about opening up those parts of the odyssey web browser (from Fab) to be able to get odyssey more up-to-date.
The aim of the Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project is to license a current version of the full-featured Odyssey Web Browser and share it under an open source license so it can be ported to AROS (and AmigaOS).
While the author of the Odyssey Web Browser has previously shared parts of his work entirely for free, which already improved the browser choices on these two platforms by a great deal, these existing ports of Odyssey use an outdated version of the Webkit browser engine and lack key functionality such as the capability to play HTML5 video.
Sounds complicated ? Not really, as it is one of the easiest ways of running Aros 68k inside an amiga-emulator on an x86 computer. Simply write the download image to an usb-pen drive, insert it into your (x86) machine, and Aros/Amiga emulation is just a boot-sequence away.
Aminux already supports ATI, NVidia and Intel GPU's and works very well with ECS and AGA games. Networking should work 'out of the box', and the stylish FS-UAE interface tops it all off.
Aminux requires a minimal pen drive size (partition) of 4GB and needs to be 'written' by using a tool like dd or winimagewriter.
Antiryad Gx is a software development tool for game-creators, including Antiryad IDE which adds an development environment to aid in the development.
Antiryad Gx' main features include a complete 2d and 3d graphic engine, an integrated editor and tools, support for effects like particle, water and volumetric fog, has a fast collision system, has realtime shadows, supports video codecs for mobile and desktop systems and has a full game framework as well as a network engine.
The engine is highly modular when it comes to other middleware like 3d engine, physic, script language or network library as it can be plugged. Antiryad has a simplified and documented API which is completely platform independent. Its supported languages are C, C++ and Gel (embedded fast and simple script) and supports multiple platforms.
In short: a complete development package for the modern game-creator. It has different licenses and requires a professional license in order to 'unlock' all features, but can easily be used when using an unregistered license or a standard (free) license (which only requires you to register). More information about Antiryad's licensing scheme can be found here.
This is a bug fix release and addresses the following: Driver-related issues with the mouse and screen (AROS), compiler for (iOS/AGX), OpenGL4 initializations (Linux), gel-language and full screen key F11.
Please note that support for Aros was just recently added and as such could contain errors or otherwise show unexpected behaviour. Please contact Arkham Development in case you are experiencing such things so that they can be addressed and dealt with properly in order to make Aros support even better.
The Wolfenstein Enemy Territory - Legacy project (ET:Legacy for short) is a first person multiplayer shooter based on the original source code of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. The main goal of the ET:Legacy project is to fix bugs, remove old dependencies and make it playable on all major operating systems while still remaining compatible with the ET 2.60b version and as many of its mods as possible.
Thanks to Szilárd, this new release has brought attention to AROS as well as MorphOS (to which platform he ported this game as well). The change log sums up the changes and the AROS version of the game supports the following mods: etmain, etpub and silent. More detailed information about these mods can be found on this page.
Make sure the required data files are downloaded as well, either by downloading them from the link below (just select your desired OS, but you can always choose to download the *nix version and extract the required files manually) or by using the supplied download script for AROS from Szilárd.
Twin Distress is a color matching puzzle game and is originally written by Keith Frampton.
The objective of this game is to remove all the blocks from the screen before time runs out. Two blocks are removed at a time, and they must be of the same color. After completion of a level, the player is rewarded with a bonus point for every tick left on the clock. Each level thereafter, the time to complete a level will become shorter and shorter.
magorium on November 06 2013 ·
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Game: nPush 0.7
Cavemann ported nPush to Aros and uploaded his work to the archives for us.
nPush is a logic game similar to Sokoban and Boulder Dash and uses nCurses to draw it's Ascii graphics. It is a game originally written by David Richmond and Jamie McCloskey.
In this game you need to collect all the gold from the level and reach the exit. To make it hard there are some rocks that stand in your way, but can be blasted away with available dynamite. The main difference from Sokoban, KSokoban and similar games is that you can have multiple player-controlled characters that you can move on the screen.
magorium on November 06 2013 ·
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Experimental: (WiP) Icaros Desktop with Magellan (Update)
Paolo Besser announced the (updated) release of a public work-in-progress version of Icaros Desktop.
This is a special experimental release and is only a short while available for download. The release is based on Deadwood's work i.c.w. an early test-release of Directory Opus Magellan which is based on BSzili's work.
This release is not a final version and is not to be used in a production environment nor is it a replacement for a normal Icaros Desktop installation. Other files from and/or to this release cannot be used and shall not be mixed with other distributions.
This release was made in order for us to test and report bugs. It is really necessary for the developers to get some feedback on this release as, so that the developers can address any issues reported.