HD Audio driver released for X1000

It was with a lot of excitement that I keenly fired up my X1000 today to download the recently released HD Audio driver for the X1000.

So why the interest in the new X1000 audio driver? Well, the X1000 comes delivered with an internal Audio card on the motherboard supporting 7.1 channel audio, but until today it didn't work with the AmigaOS4.1 audio drivers. The reason for this is because the older AmigaOS4.1 drivers is for audio cards based on the old AC97 Audio card standard.

AmiWest 2013 Theme Announced

AmiWest  planners  have  debated  and discussed the theme for our show this
year.   It  should be something that we haven't done or emphasized much, if
that's  possible  in the 16th year of the show.  And it should be something
with wider appeal to encourage attendance.

So  our  theme this year is AMIGA COMMUNITY 2013 - the AmiVerse.  Now what,
you may be asking, is so novel about that?!?  Isn't that what we always do?

Custom Greek Support on OS3.9

Hey my fellow Amigans... most of you won't even bother reading this article as it contains info about Greek support on OS3.9 only.
For the Greek readers though... it can be informative though so here goes :)

First of all, OS3.9, comes by default with many Localization language packs (including Greek) from the official Haage-Partner's website which you can check out here:
http://www.haage-partner.net/download/AmigaOS/BB3.9-2-Locales/

Locations, locations, locations

In the last month I was trying to hang on my sanity while we were on house-hunting in Auckland (nuff' said). Wasn't easy and apparently it is not even close to be finished. :/

Anyway, I managed to do some work on the E-UAE JIT in the stolen moments.

In the update for this month you will find these little eggs:

Mac and cheese... err... Linux

Big thanks to Mike Blackburn for some fixes for the Macintosh support and for implementing the Linux PPC support! Well done, Mike.

After this (and this) update Mac OSX 10.4 is supported too: the instruction cache flush needed a different implementation.

Also Linux PPC users can benefit from the PowerPC JIT.

The more the merrier.

HxC SD: Mounting a tiny LCD and slimming it down

Hey my friends.

Since a really long time (long before HxC Rev.F and Slim Edition), I wanted to take my Rev.C HxC SD Floppy emulator and slim it down as much as possible in order to make it moddable for my taste :)
The one thing I didn't like much was the big (lol) LCD screen that occupied a lot of space.

While searching the bay, I managed to get a really Tiny 16x2 LCD Screen that was really nice for my needs but instead of having pins, it had a ribbon as it's meant for embedded projects.

AGA/OCS (planar) vs 8BIT CLUT (chunky)

Friday after work, and yester day I did some experimentation, people keep on saying how great AGA and OCS are for demos, is this really true? Does planar really have a advantage over 8bit CLUT chunky graphics. I think it does not, its just that planar modes, makes easier to do layering, and graphic card does the rest, so my experiment was simple implement some sort of layering in 8bit CLUT, should not be too hard.

So here is my main code, not so complicated.

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