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Software News   Software News : Digital Universe 1.5 for OS4 completed.
   posted by BillE on 14-Nov-2007 16:03:02 (3353 reads)
The good news is that the desktop planetarium "Digital Universe 1.5" for Hyperion's "Amiga OS4" is finally completed and available to order in the UK and Europe.

However, Dan Charrois of Syzygy who is organising the online ordering and distribution system is away on business for a while, so that there will be no download system until the end of November or maybe early December. This currently limits sales to physical CD copies, posted to UK and Europe.

Users in other parts of the world would be best to wait until the online ordering and download service is available. Though it would of course be possible to post CDs to other areas, the extra cost is probably not worth it and the download system would most likely be available by the time a CD arrived !

Read more...



When the online system is ready people will be able to order either via the "Syzygy" website (in Canadian dollars via credit card) or the "Digital Universe" website (in UK pounds via Paypal). Either way the package will be downloaded from Syzygy's secure web server.
Two choices of file will be available, an LHA file or an ISO image for creating an install CD. Both files contain artwork to create a CD label and cover.

Those in the UK will also be able to order by cheque for either the CD or the downloadable version.

Those upgrading from Digital Universe 1.03 (68k) will need to include their registration details when ordering or send their keyfile to amiga at syz dot com.


See http://www.digitaluniverse.org.uk and follow the Ordering link for more details on pricing and ordering a CD.

The other good news is that work has already started on v1.6 which will be a free upgrade to v1.5.

It is planned to handle updates using Simon Archer's excellent AmiUpdate utility, which of course does not mean updates cannot be obtained directly by people who for some reason do not use AmiUpdate.

All 1.6+ updates will be free to registered users.

Bill Eaves,


Note: This software is for OS4 only, OS3.x versions are not an option. It is time to look forwards not backwards. Besides DU 1.03 works perfectly well on classic systems already.
    

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Re: Digital Universe 1.5 for OS4 completed.
Posted on 14-Nov-2007 17:08:04
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"clap This is great news.
I will order when Dan of SYZYGY is back from his Biz trip.


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Re: Digital Universe 1.5 for OS4 completed.
Posted on 14-Nov-2007 17:25:18
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Thanks Bill got my CD today in sunny Suffolk.
Installed and works a treat.

Cheers Frank

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Excellent news, good work Bill!


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Will buy when download is available.

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That was fast !
I think I will wait for the download thingy...


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I thought this thread was referring to the Digiverse from Fleecy Moss.

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Will the OS4 version also run MorphOS?


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Great work !
I bought it two days ago !
Now I'm waiting for the CD to arrive in Italy.

Ciao
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Darth-X wrote:

Will the OS4 version also run MorphOS?


DUH! I have the same question... Does it run in MorphOS natively or with with OS4Emu or has it some strange library requests that prevent it to run in this OS?

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Quote:
I thought this thread was referring to the Digiverse from Fleecy Moss.



Sorry to disappoint you but this has nothing to do with those bunch of cowboys at Amiga Inc

Heck, I want to sell a few so I will distance myself from them a much as possible


Bill

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Fraid not.

But if someone wants to donate a MOS machine I will be willing to do a version.

I do not want to compile versions I cannot personally test myself however.


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This is great news, congrats.


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@ DiscreetFX

Quote:
This is great news, congrats.


Nothing like a good bit of competition to get things moving

Good luck with your Distant Suns project, I'll probably buy a copy myself if you go ahead. I assume the hardware banging problems of the old D. Suns which seem to make it difficult to run on OS4 will not be carried on.

You can't have too many astronomy programmes IMHO and the Amiga situation is getting better each day - regardless of those clowns at Amiga Inc.


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