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News Archive 2001

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Merry Christmas...
The team of Haage&Partner wishes all AMIGA fans a Merry Christmas and a
... Happy New Year!


Prices: Instantly Euro only
31. Dec. 2001: From now on all our prices are in the new European currency EURO. The new currency also caused a slight reduction of all prices. For that we just opened our new online shop that also got some more features. Please have a look yourselves: H&P-Euro-Shop


AmigaOS XL: amigabest.com
12. Dec. 2001: Patrik Jung started his web site amgiabest.com with the motto "Amithlon The New Amiga". It is available in English and French: amigabest.com


OS 3.9: French & Italian manuals
12. Dec. 2001: A group of French translators organized by Jérôme "Glames" SENAY (boing.attitude.online.fr) have done a complete translation of the 3.9 HTML manual. Translators | Download French 3.9 manuals (~1 MB)

Since some time Virtual Works is offering the Italian version of the German "AmigaOS - Das Buch" originally published by Haage&Partner. This book covers all topics of AmigaOS 3.5 and 3.9. Virtual Works


OS 3.9: More locale files
10 Dec. 2001: We just uploaded the latest collection of locale files for OS 3.9 including:

  • Bosanski
  • Catala
  • Czech
  • Dansk
  • Espanol
  • Francais
  • Italiano
  • Magyar
  • Nederlands
  • Polski
  • Portugues
  • Portugues-Brasil
  • Russian
  • Slovensko
  • Srpski
  • Suomi
  • Svenska
  • Turkce
The files are named "39locale_name". Please download the files you need from this ftp drawer.


Freespace: Demo version available
26. Nov. 2001: As of today, the Freespace Demo version is downloadable at our website at www.hyperion-entertainment.com. We offer the Demo version both as full archive and as update archives for people who already have our demo CD. Freespace


AmigaOS XL: New FAQs and list
21. Nov. 2001: The FAQ list now offers 6 new solutions to frequently asked questions and problems.

Thanks to the help of some customers we could add some more items to our list: Aladdin 4D, Audio Evolution, CandyFactory, Diavolo Pro, Digibooster Pro, Magic Menu, MAME, MaxonTOOLS, MaxonTwist, Monzoom 3D, PageStream, Samplitude, Shapeshifter, Superbase 4, TurboCalc, TV Paint, Wordworth and may others. AmigaOS XL site


Show: AMIGA 2001
21. Nov. 2001: This years Amiga show was again very crowded because everyone wanted to see AmigaOS XL working. On three workstations we presented Amithlon and AmigaXL for QNX and answered all questions of the astonished Amiga fans. The resonance was very positive and the people really liked our new design tower very much. There will be more offers around AmigaOS XL the next days. Pictures of the show - AmigaOS XL


StormC: New documentation
12. Nov. 2001: We just released a completely revised manual for StormC 4. It's 3,8 MB of Guide files and the archive is about 1,1 MB of size. There is an English and a German version available. Download


AmigaOS XL: More FAQs
06. Nov. 2001: We just added an extensive collection of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). Amongst others it is explaind how to partition a hard disk, how to install a boot manager and how to install Amithlon on a hard disk. FAQs


AmigaOS XL: More Documentation
02. Nov. 2001: The support area has some more information on the following topics:

  • Does Amithlon support my hardware?
  • How to install Amithlon on a hard disk?
  • First FAQs for Amithlon and AmigaXL

Support area


Upgrade: ImageFX 4.5 now shipping
24. Oct. 2001: Nova Design announced the immediate availability of the latest upgrade to ImageFX 4.5. This release adds even more features to one of the industries most powerful image editing and special effects package and the top package for the Amiga. more


AmigaOS XL: Sale started on 18.10.
23. Oct. 2001: Sales of AmigaOS XL started on Thursday, the 18.10. The delivery of the pre-orders will last until the end of the week. Thank you very much for your understanding. Last weekend the new version was introduced and sold at Pianeta 2001 in Empoli (Italy).


H&P will not leave the Amiga market
21. Oct. 2001: I got the information that amiga.org published the news that H&P will leave the Amiga market. That is complete nonsense and also does not make much sense, because we just released AmigaOS XL and announced Freespace. As amiga.org is down for the moment I think their system got hacked.
Markus Nerding (managing director)



FreespaceFreespace: Hyperion announces that H&P will be the distributor
18. Oct. 2001: Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce that Haage&Partner will act as Publisher of the Amiga conversion of "Freespace, The Great War".

The eagerly awaited game which was originally developed by Volition and published by Interplay, is arguably the best space-combat simulator ever to grace the Amiga platform and offers an unparalleled mix of top-notch graphics, plot and gameplay.

Freespace will run on any PPC equipped Amiga with at least 64 MB of memory or a 68060 based Amiga with 3D accelerator (e.g. Voodoo 3, Permedia 2). More information can be found at freespace.haage-partner.de.

Freespace can already be pre-ordered from the H&P online store at www.amiga-shop.de at the reduced price of 44,98 Euro (87.97 DM [*]). The official price will be 49,98 Euro (97.75 DM [*]). Users who pro-order their copy of Freespace will receive their copy before anyone else. [* = including German VAT, excluding shipping]


AmigaOS XL: Software Compatibilty List
15. Oct. 2001: We just released a Software list that indicates which programs will run on the emulators and which will cause trouble. This list will be updated constantly. compatibility list


AmigaOS XL: Release Date
15. Oct. 2001: AmigaOS XL will be released this week. The first official presentation will be this weekend at Pianeta 2001 in Italy.


AmigaOS XL: Frequently Asked Questions
28. Sept. 2001: We just release our first list of answer to frequently asked questions. This list is has been translated to English now. FAQ List


AmigaOS XL: Roadshow
24. Sept. 2001: We already announced that we want to demo AmigaOS XL on several occasions because one can hardly believe the potential of it without having a look at it with you own eyes. Here are the first dates:

  • 20.-21. October 2001: Pianeta 2001, Empoli, Italy, Info
  • 3. November 2001: World Of Amiga 2001, Brentwood, Essex, UK. Info
  • 17. November 2001: Amiga-User-Club Bremen

Further information as well as more dates will be published soon.


AmigaOS XLDetails: AmigaOS XL for x86
17. Sept. 2001: On Friday we put the information on our new emulator package AmigaOS XL online. The topic has been discussed a lot since then. We will publish more information on live demonstrations and more details the next days. Those who have more questions on AmigaOS XL can use the online form that is on these pages in the "contact" area.
AmigaOS XL site


Review: ArtEffect Plugins-Collection
22. Aug. 2001: GFX-BASE released a review from Richard Kapp of our ArtEffect Plugins-Collection. Review


ArtEffect PlugIns-Collection now available
03. Aug. 2001: We added a special area that demonstrates all effects. In addition we are now supplying ArtEffect 2.5, because of problems with the border effects.

  • All details on the ArtEffect PlugIns-Collection
  • Samples of the border effects (the package contains 250 borders!)
  • Overview of the effects with samples
The ArtEffect Plugins Collections offers a comprehensive collection of sensational effects and postprocessfilters for the bestseller ArtEffect. The collection will be supplied with ArtEffect 2, so that one can start using it immediately.


PageStream: English manual available
03. Aug. 2001: Grasshopper just released the English manual of PageStream 4 for Amiga, Windows & Macintosh as a PDF file. Customers of Grasshopper will find it in their secure download area. Our customers that registered for the online service will get the information by e-mail. Those of our customers that still did not register for our online service can do so now: www.pagestream.de


ArtEffect Plugin Collection
29. July 2001:
Finally - the biggest effects and filters collection for ArtEffect is available. It consists of more then 333 loaders/savers, borders, filters and special effects.ArtEffect Plugins Collection

We heavily extended this collection since our first announcement. Now it also contains AE Superview with about 30 loader and saver modules.

Autolevel is a new filter that automatically corrects the contrast of a picture. This improves your scanned picture and those taken with a digital camera a lot. One of the best effects is Shine which adds a shine around objects. This effect is best know from the Glow icons. We also have a Glow effect that also adds a shine, but makes the object itself shine too.

It is important to mention, that Shine, Glow and most of the other effects (e.g. the popular "unsharp mask") will support layers or more specific: they can deal with the transparency of layers.

As a bonus we added the full version of ArtEffect 2. This version already support layers and so nearly all effects of this collection can be used. This makes the collection a full paint package.

This collection is the ideal and inexpensive tool to improve your scanned pictures and digital photos and to add amazing effects to them.
more - order now


03. Aug. 2001:
ArtEffect PlugIns-Collection now available

Supplement: We added a special area that demonstrates all effects. In addition we are now supplying ArtEffect 2.5, because of problems with the border effects.

All details on the ArtEffect PlugIns-Collection

Samples of the border effects (the package contains 250 borders!)

Overview of the effects with samples

The ArtEffect Plugins Collections offers a comprehensive collection of sensational effects and postprocessfilters for the bestseller ArtEffect. The collection will be supplied with ArtEffect 2, so that one can start using it immediately.

03. Aug. 2001: English PageStream manual available

Grasshopper just released the English manual of PageStream 4 for Amiga, Windows & Macintosh as a PDF file. Customers of Grasshopper will find it in their secure download area. Our customers that registered for the online service will get the information by e-mail. Those of our customers that still did not register for our online service can do so now: www.pagestream.de

29. July 2001: ArtEffect Plugin Collection
Finally - the biggest effects and filters collection for ArtEffect is available. It consists of more then 333 loaders/savers, borders, filters and special effects.

We heavily extended this collection since our first announcement. Now it also contains AE Superview with about 30 loader and saver modules.

Autolevel is a new filter that automatically corrects the contrast of a picture. This improves your scanned picture and those taken with a digital camera a lot. One of the best effects is Shine which adds a shine around objects. This effect is best know from the Glow icons. We also have a Glow effect that also adds a shine, but makes the object itself shine too.

It is important to mention, that Shine, Glow and most of the other effects (e.g. the popular "unsharp mask") will support layers or more specific: they can deal with the transparency of layers.

As a bonus we added the full version of ArtEffect 2. This version already support layers and so nearly all effects of this collection can be used. This makes the collection a full paint package.

This collection is the ideal and inexpensive tool to improve your scanned pictures and digital photos and to add amazing effects to them.
more - order now

01. Aug. 2001:
ArtEffect-Collection now available
The ArtEffect Plugins-Collection is available now. We just put more
details on our information page and also included a page with samples of the new border effects.

23. July 2001: New Wacom pages
We completely re-designed our Wacom area the last couple of days and can now offer the complete range of products. The professional tablets from Wacom can be used with nearly every kind of computer and operating system, e.g. Windows, Macintosh, Amiga, Be, Linux, SGI, Solaris. We deliver all Wacom tablets in the Amiga version with the PC drivers and with a specialized Amiga driver and ArtEffect SE. wacom.haage-partner.de

23. July 2001: Amiga shows world-wide
Great news - Amiga users can choose between four upcoming shows:

  • AMIWEST 2001, 28.-29. July 2001, Sacramento, CA, USA. Info
  • AmigaWorld 2001, 20.-22. September 2001, Cologne, Germany, as part of maxpo Mac show. Info
  • Pianeta 2001, 20.-21. October 2001, Empoli, Italien, Info
  • World Of Amiga 2001, Saturday 3. November 2001, Brentwood, Essex, UK, sponsored by AmigActive Magazine, Info

20. July 2001: Toolbars for AmigaWriter and ArtEffect
The team of Thomas Peterseim, Heinz Andreolla, Marco Schärfchen and Oliver Tacke kindly allowed us to publish their new toolbars for AmigaWriter and ArtEffect.

Download AE-Toolbars | AW-Toolbars

17. July 2001: StormC for Students
Due to many requests from Amiga users we decided to offer StormC 4 for students and pupils at a reduced price of 298 DM (~129 USD). They will get this offer when they send us a valid document from their university or school together with the order.

16. July 2001: StormC certified by Amiga Inc.
Amiga Inc is pleased to announce that it is partnering with HAAGE&PARTNER GmbH, of Glashuetten, Germany in order to provide Amiga developers with a world class development environment. Announcement

10. July 2001
: Why is there no PPC-version of ArtEffect or its Plugins?
There were some requests of Amiga people on that topic, so we decided to do a statement on it. The German version was done some days ago - here is the English one: Statement.

10. July 2001
: More Summer Sale
We just added some more products that we now sell at very low prices. Due to the good exchange rate from DM to USD Americans and some others might also save a lot those days. More Sales

25. June 2001: Meeting at Benelux Amiga Show
During the Benelux Amiga Show there was an internal round table about the AmigaONE. Attendees were Alan Redhouse, Martin Schüler, Michael Rock, Fleecy Moss, Ben Hermanns, Hans-Jörg & Thomas Frieden und Jürgen Haage. Details can not be given yet, but announcements will be done by Alan Redhouse later. more

The Meeting

25. June 2001:
pagestream.de Offline
This morning our domaine www.pagestream.de was down for some hours because we changed the provider. Some days ago this also affected our domain www.amiga-shop.de. Now the move of our .de domains is finished and we how this will lead to a better availability.

18. June 2001:
PageStream Survey
To get a better impresson of you needs and wishes regarding PageStream we prepared a small survey. We would be glad if you would participate. Survey

18. June 2001:
ArtEffect Plugins Collection
The ArtEffect Plugins Collections offers a comprehensive collection of sensational effects and postprocessfilters for the bestseller ArtEffect. The collection will be supplied with ArtEffect 2, so that one can start using it immediately.

Update: Here is more information on the new ArtEffect Plugins Collection: more

10. May 2001:
New PageStream web site at pagestream.de
Today we put our new PageStream web site at www.pagestream.de online. We reworked the entire contents and built a new navigation. We will extend this area in the next weeks with templates and workshops. www.pagestream.de

17. April 2001:
STL for StormC 4
Raymond Zarling did a port of the Standard Template Library (STL) for StormC 4. The STL is a extensive set of algorithms and data structures which enables C++ programmer to more quickly implement their programs. It is also a part of the most recent C++ standard.
The Amiga sources can be found on Aminet; the original sources are at stlport.org and the documentation at sgi.com:

StormC 4 10. April 2001:
Update Patches for StormC 4
There is a first update for StormC 4 that fixes some bugs and improves the support for Mixed Binaries and Shared Libraries. Download

06. April 2001:
Boing Bag #1 für OS 3.9
Just in time for the Gateway Computer Show Amiga 2001 Amiga, Inc. and H&P are able to release Boing Bag #1 for OS 3.9. The most important feature is AsyncWB, which adds asynchronous copying and delete functionality to Workbench. In addition, it includes the new GenesisPrefs, updated HDToolBox, AMPlifier, ViNCEd, WBRun, UnArc, RAWBInfo, BenchTrash, and some other enhancements.
Hint: Meanwhile a new version (5.254.174 Bytes) of the Boing Bag #1 has been released that contains some minor changes:
  • latest version of Blanker, CrossDOS, Exchange and FKey
  • reworked German locale for IconEdit

Read the full text or directly download it now: Readme | Boing Bag #1 (~5 MB)

06. April 2001:
H&P at Gateway Computer Show 2001
Amiga St. LouisAs last year, H&P attended the Gateway Computer Show Amiga 2001 in St. Louis, USA (30. March to 1. April). We showed the latest version of the StormC 4 compiler system and held seminars on StormC and on AmigaOS 3.9. We did a short report for amiga-news.de that can be found at their homepage (sorry - it is only available in German language!): St. Louis 2001 Bericht | Gateway Computer Show.

06. April 2001:
PageStream 4.0.9 for Amiga
PageStream4.0.9 for Amiga and Macintosh is now available. Improvements include PDF compression, more language modules and language dictionaries, faster and more robust spell checking and hyphenation, improved font handling, printing fixes, and better window handling.
Our customers that registered for our Online Service got a mail about this yesterday. All customers that did not yet register for that service can do so now: more.

27. February 2001:
ArtEffect colorful
Have you ever wondered why ArtEffect's toolbar looks so drab? Then you'll certainly like the new one that offers full 256 colors - and it also matches the product cover: Download.

20. March 2001:
H&P will join Gateway Computer Show 2001
Like last year, H&P will again take part in the Gateway Computer Show Amiga 2001 in St. Louis, USA (30. March to 1. April). They will show the latest version of the StormC 4 compiler system and there will also be a seminar on StormC.
Gateway Computer Show.

13. March 2001:
PageStream 4.09 for Windows
PageStream4.09 Windows is now available. Improvements include PDF compression, more language modules and language dictionaries, faster and more robust spell checking and hyphenation, improved font handling, printing fixes, and better window handling.
more.

27. February 2001:
PowerPC World News
The PPC World Update not only offers more news and new entries in the software lists, but also an improved layout. Take a look:
PPC World.

27. February 2001:
ArtEffect colorful
Have you ever wondered why ArtEffect's toolbar looks so drab? Then you'll certainly like the new one that offers full 256 colors - and it also matches the product cover:
Download.

26. February 2001:
New Colleague
We nearly forgot to mention; at the beginning of the year Martin Steigerwald joined our team. Many of you will already know him as the organizer of the 3.5 and 3.9 beta tests. He is now responsible for the organisation and betatest of several of our projects.
The H&P Team.

26. February 2001:
GNU Sources of StormC
Our new StormC compiler system version 4 uses a specially adapted version of the GNU projects GCC and CVS. The source code for these projects can be downloaded from our server:
GNU Sourcen.

26. February 2001:
French 3.9 FAQs
Thillot Lionel translated Gregory Donner's 3.9 FAQs into
French.

26. February 2001:
German PageStream 4 Locale
We finally finished the German localisation of PageStream 4 for the Amiga. The next step will be the localisation of the Macintosh and Windows versions.

26. February 2001:
German ImageFX 4.1 Manual & Locale
Power user Gunnar Gertzen finalized the German translation of the original ImageFX manual in addition to the locale files. The German manual comprises the original black main manual as well as the addendum and so it has become a 400 page tome. This book also contains a lot of hints on external programs that can work with ImageFX.

14. February 2001:
German 3.9 FAQ pages online
We've just translated Gregory Donner's English FAQ pages and put them on our website:
German 3.9 FAQs.

09. February 2001
The first updates for AmigaOS 3.9
We just uploaded the first updates for AmigaOS 3.9. Nearly all locale files have been reworked and completed. The archive contains all locales for 20 languages. The new Genesis Prefs is finally completely based on ReAction; no need for MUI and its classes any more to get it to run.
www.amiga.com

19. January 2001
PPC World News
Finally there is a bunch of news on PowerPC software. Just have a look at
PPC World

StormC 412. January 2001
The Quantum Leap: StormC 4
The new version of the well-known development system will be a quantum leap: Network capabilities, distributed Make, CVS, modified GCC compiler with Amiga hunk format, global full text search, extended editor, debugging of tasks and shared libraries and the new StormDOC.

The most important feature of the new developers system is the step forwards towards the new AmigaOS. At the moment everything still runs on the Classic Amiga, and that is how it will be presented, but everything was developed anew with easy portability in mind.
more

12. January 2001
AmigaOS 3.5 BoingBag #2a released
Finally we could release BoingBag #2 for OS 3.5. Please be aware that this update is for 3.5 only and should not be used for 3.9. This update contains some bugfixes and some more catalogs for different languages. The file is packed with LHA and about 1.6 MB of size.
Direct download from amiga.com

19. December 2000:
AmigaOS 3.9 support/registration area and FAQs pages opened
Today the OS 3.9 registation and support area have been opened.
OS 3.9
Gregory Donner is providing the 3.9 FAQ pages at
http://www.gregdonner.org/os39faq/os39faq.html.

06. December 2000:
AmigaOS 3.9 Details
AmigaOS 3.9 We recently uploaded a more detailed list of the new features of OS 3.9, some new screen shots and a list of the people involved in development, translations and testing.
The complete list of the
OS 3.9 features
Pictures of the new programs and prefs:
screen shots
List of the people
who did it

13. October 2000:
New ImageFX offers
For a limited time we can offer award winning ImageFX including the PPC module PowerStation. You will find more information in the press release:
News

10. October 2000:
PageStream 4.08c available
Registered customers can download the latest update from our ftp.
Info

28. August 2000:
Announcement: StormC 4
The new version of the well-known development system will be a quantum leap: Network capabilities, distributed Make, CVS, modified GCC compiler with Amiga hunk format, global full text search, extended editor, debugging of tasks and shared libraries and the new StormDOC.
more

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