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Offline eliyahu

via hyperion-entertainment.biz....

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, which have have been re-built from the original source code, include a number of enhancements and bug fixes and are fully compatible  with both real Amiga hardware and Classic Amiga emulation software.

Each update can be purchased for only EUR 9.95 (incl. VAT) via the "Buy now!" links on their respective product pages. Buyers of both updates will get a 10% discount!
 
Workbench 3.1 (v40.43) update for Amiga desktops
(for Amiga 500/600/1200/2000/3000/4000(T) computers and Amiga emulation software)

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

Workbench 3.1 (v40.43) is also 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 and A1200
 
  • Small bug fix to the IDE task initialization making it compatible with the  A600. (Note: older Kickstart ROMs used scsi.device version 39, because  unlike version 40, it did not crash on the A600)

As a special bonus Kickstart 3.1 (v40.72) is supplied with a FREE licensed copy of Kickstart 1.3. For more information visit Hyperion Entertainment.

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"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here."
 

Offline F1Lupo

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016, 07:15:59 PM »
:hammer:crazy April fools stuff but it's October:)  If this just isn't a superficial money grab I'll happily treat my classics to a new WB & kickstart (hmmm though I assume they'll be selling REAL kickstart chips for us REAL classic users)
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Offline eliyahu

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016, 07:22:26 PM »
@klx300r

i would have thought so as well, especially since they'd already produced kickstart ROMs in the past (link). so i hope this is just the beginning of future updates to AOS3.1!

-- eliyahu
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here."
 

Offline utri007

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 07:39:51 PM »
What are features of scsi.device? Does it support larger IDE drives than 128gb? How about FFS, wich version on rom?

Nothing has left out? What is size of rom? 512kb?
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A1200 desktop, OS3.9, Blizzard 060 66mhz, 66mb ram, Ide Fix Express with 160Gb HD and WLAN
A500 OS2.1, GVP+HD8 with 4mb ram, 1mb chip ram and 4gb HD
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Offline Rob

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2016, 09:35:44 PM »
Quote from: klx300r;815237
:hammer:crazy April fools stuff but it's October:)  If this just isn't a superficial money grab I'll happily treat my classics to a new WB & kickstart (hmmm though I assume they'll be selling REAL kickstart chips for us REAL classic users)


If you already have 3.1 it' not worth bothering.  It's more for people upgrading or using emulation and FPGA based systems.
 

Offline Arnuph1s

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016, 09:57:20 PM »
That's some crazy/awesome news. Will have to show some support with my $$$$ once the rom chips are available.
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Offline zylesea

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2016, 10:08:00 PM »
Where's the sense in it? Cloanto is providing these ROMs since ages and has provided a few updates. 68k is actively maintained by Cloanto. No need for Hyperion in this domain. Splits the market even further and I doubt it's perfectly legal.

Offline utri007

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2016, 10:23:09 PM »
Cloanto's version doesn't have workbench.library inside of rom. I makes some problems in certain situations.

With good version of scsi.device and fast file system inside of ROM solves a lots of problems. Think! You could pick ANY ide drive and it just works. No hasling with old and small ide drives, or trying to find bigger drive wich works that much that you can actually install it.
ACube Sam 440ep Flex 800mhz, 1gb ram and 240gb hd and OS4.1FE
A1200 Micronic tower, OS3.9, Apollo 060 66mhz, xPert Merlin, Delfina Lite and Micronic Scandy, 500Gb hd, 66mb ram, DVD-burner and WLAN.
A1200 desktop, OS3.9, Blizzard 060 66mhz, 66mb ram, Ide Fix Express with 160Gb HD and WLAN
A500 OS2.1, GVP+HD8 with 4mb ram, 1mb chip ram and 4gb HD
Commodore CDTV KS3.1, 1mb chip, 4mb fast ram and IDE HD
 

Offline Rob

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2016, 10:53:24 PM »
Quote from: zylesea;815249
Where's the sense in it? Cloanto is providing these ROMs since ages and has provided a few updates. 68k is actively maintained by Cloanto. No need for Hyperion in this domain. Splits the market even further and I doubt it's perfectly legal.


I think it's covered in the settlement with Amiga Inc.  They even sub-licensed the source for the IDE driver to Individual Computers.

I don't think the updates from either Hyperion or Cloanto are significant enough to cause any kind of split.
 

Offline magnetic

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2016, 10:56:13 PM »
Great news but im confused a little. Does the new rom have Both 1.3 and 3.1? Its selectable like a rom switcher?
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Offline Heiroglyph

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2016, 11:42:31 PM »
I'm all about supporting 68k development, so I'm buying them.

I would like more details on what is in here though. IDE and SCSI changes especially. FFS version would be nice to know too.

Did the layers.library update make it in?
 

Offline eliyahu

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2016, 11:49:29 PM »
Quote from: Heiroglyph;815257
I'm all about supporting 68k development, so I'm buying them.

I would like more details on what is in here though. IDE and SCSI changes especially. FFS version would be nice to know too.

Did the layers.library update make it in?

same here. it sounds like olaf barthel was the one driving this set of updates. i hope he's able to respond to this thread to give us some more background, if there are any additional changes not mentioned in the press release, and if this is a one-off, or if hyperion is planning on making additional updates in the future.

-- eliyahu
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here."
 

Offline Heiroglyph

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2016, 11:50:27 PM »
This is in a text file included with the ROMs. This is from the a500/600, etc version.


Building kickstart 40.72 from BuildList : 22-Feb-16  18:20:18

            exec 40.12   @ $F80000-$F8383C Size:  14396  (22.2.2016)
       expansion 40.2    @ $F8383C-$F842AC Size:   2672  (9.3.93)
 mathieeesingbas 40.4    @ $F842AC-$F85384 Size:   4312  (16.3.93)
        graphics 40.24   @ $F85384-$F9E410 Size: 102540  (18.5.93)
             dos 40.3    @ $F9E410-$FA801C Size:  39948  (1.4.93)
              fs 40.1    @ $FA801C-$FADFBC Size:  24480  (15.2.93)
         console 40.2    @ $FADFBC-$FB1C40 Size:  15492  (5.3.93)
          layers 40.1    @ $FB1C40-$FB4DF4 Size:  12724  (15.2.93)
            a600 40.21   @ $FB4DF4-$FB7850 Size:  10844  (19.4.1998)
     con-handler 40.2    @ $FB7850-$FBA014 Size:  10180  (12.5.93)
        bootmenu 40.5    @ $FBA014-$FBB624 Size:   5648  (17.3.93)
           audio 37.10   @ $FBB624-$FBC6C4 Size:   4256  (26.4.91)
         cardres 40.4    @ $FBC6C4-$FBD2A8 Size:   3044  (4.5.93)
         utility 40.1    @ $FBD2A8-$FBDDA0 Size:   2808  (10.2.93)
       battclock 39.3    @ $FBDDA0-$FBE70C Size:   2412  (20.4.92)
        carddisk 40.1    @ $FBE70C-$FBF03C Size:   2352  (12.2.93)
        ramdrive 39.35   @ $FBF03C-$FBF630 Size:   1524  (21.5.92)
         mathffp 40.1    @ $FBF630-$FBFACC Size:   1180  (16.3.93)
             cia 39.1    @ $FBFACC-$FBFEBC Size:   1008  (10.3.92)
         battmem 39.2    @ $FBFEBC-$FC00A0 Size:    484  (6.3.92)
           potgo 37.4    @ $FC00A0-$FC01D8 Size:    312  (28.1.91)
      filesysres 40.1    @ $FC01D8-$FC0378 Size:    416  (15.2.93)
            misc 37.1    @ $FC0378-$FC0428 Size:    176  (8.1.91)
            disk 37.2    @ $FC0428-$FC0770 Size:    840  (21.4.91)
          ramlib 40.2    @ $FC0770-$FC0B94 Size:   1060  (5.3.93)
          keymap 40.4    @ $FC0B94-$FC1814 Size:   3200  (12.3.93)
           timer 39.4    @ $FC1814-$FC2600 Size:   3564  (29.7.92)
           strap 40.3    @ $FC2600-$FC362C Size:   4140  (13.2.2016)
        rawinput 40.1    @ $FC362C-$FC4C60 Size:   5684  (8.3.93)
       trackdisk 40.1    @ $FC4C60-$FC6968 Size:   7432  (12.3.93)
            icon 40.1    @ $FC6968-$FC8D98 Size:   9264  (15.2.93)
             ram 39.4    @ $FC8D98-$FCB210 Size:   9336  (9.8.92)
           shell 40.2    @ $FCB210-$FCF6F0 Size:  17632  (4.3.93)
       intuition 40.85   @ $FCF6F0-$FE9090 Size: 104864  (5.5.93)
        gadtools 40.4    @ $FE9090-$FEEC24 Size:  23444  (24.5.93)
              wb 40.6    @ $FEEC24-$FFFBF8 Size:  69588  (22.2.2016)
           wbtag 39.1    @ $FFFBF8-$FFFCBC Size:    196  (20.4.92)

Build of kickstart 40.72 completed at : 22-Feb-16  18:20:18
 

Offline wawrzon

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2016, 11:50:48 PM »
Quote from: Heiroglyph;815257
I'm all about supporting 68k development, so I'm buying them.

I would like more details on what is in here though. IDE and SCSI changes especially. FFS version would be nice to know too.

Did the layers.library update make it in?


you do have changelog right there. not much to read. think twice whom actually to reward for a honest support all these years.
 

Offline wawrzon

Re: Hyperion: "Halloween special double-treat for the Classic AmigaOS"
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2016, 11:52:15 PM »
Quote from: Heiroglyph;815260
This is in a text file included with the ROMs. This is from the a500/600, etc version.


Building kickstart 40.72 from BuildList : 22-Feb-16  18:20:18

            exec 40.12   @ $F80000-$F8383C Size:  14396  (22.2.2016)
       expansion 40.2    @ $F8383C-$F842AC Size:   2672  (9.3.93)
 mathieeesingbas 40.4    @ $F842AC-$F85384 Size:   4312  (16.3.93)
        graphics 40.24   @ $F85384-$F9E410 Size: 102540  (18.5.93)
             dos 40.3    @ $F9E410-$FA801C Size:  39948  (1.4.93)
              fs 40.1    @ $FA801C-$FADFBC Size:  24480  (15.2.93)
         console 40.2    @ $FADFBC-$FB1C40 Size:  15492  (5.3.93)
          layers 40.1    @ $FB1C40-$FB4DF4 Size:  12724  (15.2.93)
            a600 40.21   @ $FB4DF4-$FB7850 Size:  10844  (19.4.1998)
     con-handler 40.2    @ $FB7850-$FBA014 Size:  10180  (12.5.93)
        bootmenu 40.5    @ $FBA014-$FBB624 Size:   5648  (17.3.93)
           audio 37.10   @ $FBB624-$FBC6C4 Size:   4256  (26.4.91)
         cardres 40.4    @ $FBC6C4-$FBD2A8 Size:   3044  (4.5.93)
         utility 40.1    @ $FBD2A8-$FBDDA0 Size:   2808  (10.2.93)
       battclock 39.3    @ $FBDDA0-$FBE70C Size:   2412  (20.4.92)
        carddisk 40.1    @ $FBE70C-$FBF03C Size:   2352  (12.2.93)
        ramdrive 39.35   @ $FBF03C-$FBF630 Size:   1524  (21.5.92)
         mathffp 40.1    @ $FBF630-$FBFACC Size:   1180  (16.3.93)
             cia 39.1    @ $FBFACC-$FBFEBC Size:   1008  (10.3.92)
         battmem 39.2    @ $FBFEBC-$FC00A0 Size:    484  (6.3.92)
           potgo 37.4    @ $FC00A0-$FC01D8 Size:    312  (28.1.91)
      filesysres 40.1    @ $FC01D8-$FC0378 Size:    416  (15.2.93)
            misc 37.1    @ $FC0378-$FC0428 Size:    176  (8.1.91)
            disk 37.2    @ $FC0428-$FC0770 Size:    840  (21.4.91)
          ramlib 40.2    @ $FC0770-$FC0B94 Size:   1060  (5.3.93)
          keymap 40.4    @ $FC0B94-$FC1814 Size:   3200  (12.3.93)
           timer 39.4    @ $FC1814-$FC2600 Size:   3564  (29.7.92)
           strap 40.3    @ $FC2600-$FC362C Size:   4140  (13.2.2016)
        rawinput 40.1    @ $FC362C-$FC4C60 Size:   5684  (8.3.93)
       trackdisk 40.1    @ $FC4C60-$FC6968 Size:   7432  (12.3.93)
            icon 40.1    @ $FC6968-$FC8D98 Size:   9264  (15.2.93)
             ram 39.4    @ $FC8D98-$FCB210 Size:   9336  (9.8.92)
           shell 40.2    @ $FCB210-$FCF6F0 Size:  17632  (4.3.93)
       intuition 40.85   @ $FCF6F0-$FE9090 Size: 104864  (5.5.93)
        gadtools 40.4    @ $FE9090-$FEEC24 Size:  23444  (24.5.93)
              wb 40.6    @ $FEEC24-$FFFBF8 Size:  69588  (22.2.2016)
           wbtag 39.1    @ $FFFBF8-$FFFCBC Size:    196  (20.4.92)

Build of kickstart 40.72 completed at : 22-Feb-16  18:20:18


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