Amiga Future monthly News December 2020
Date 30-Dec-2020 15:34:47
Boxed Edition Sqrxz 4 released
APC&TCP is proud to announce that after Trap Runner and Fred's Journey, Sqrxz 4 is now also available as a boxed edition.
As usual with Retroguru, the game was published in a DVD case with floppy disk, booklet and A3 poster.
ATTENTION! Be warned! This game requires very good and very quick reflexes.
The level of difficulty is above average.
True to the motto: Hard, Harder, Sqrxz - Better play golf!
You can read a test report of Sqrxz 4 in issue # 121 of the Amiga Future:
The game is now available in the APC & TCP online shop.
System requirements: Kickstart ab 1.2 and 1 MByte RAM
Order now: https://www.amigashop.org/product_info.php?products_id=326
AFA Viewer 1.33 released
Achim Pankalla was so nice and wrote a small free program for the Amiga Future Archive DVD.
With this program it is possible under AmigaOS 4 to search for individual articles on the DVD and to display them directly.
It is also possible to access files directly to the Amiga Future webpage.
Of course, Achim Pankalla would also appreciate feedback and ideas about the program.
Amiga Future 148 Subscriber-Preview online
From today and applying to all Amiga Future 1-Year-Subscribers you can find in the Member's Part of the Webpage the online Preview and Reading try-outs of Amiga Future magazine - Issue 148.
Amiga Future 148 Member-CD-Cover online
From today, and available online to all Amiga Future 1-Year-Subscribers, in the Member-Part of the Webpage are the CD Covers of Amiga Future magazine - Issue 148, so you can download them, and print them out if you wish to save you from cutting out those pages from our beloved magazine.
Amiga Future: New full versions online
The download area of the Amiga Future was updated today. So, you can now find the following full versions online:
An overview of the recent uploads and changes to the download database of Amiga Future is also available from this link:
Of course we also want to be able to offer you many more full versions online, but to be able to achieve this, for you, we need your help, so ...
We are on the lookout for the Copyright holders for Amiga games and applications.
Do you know of any such person or can you actively help us in our search?
If so, then please contact us by email.
We are looking for extra support in order to revise the full versions download area of the Amiga Future webpage.
In particular, to check whether all those full versions formats (ADF, IPF, WHDLoad, AGA, CD releases, etc.) are complete.
In addition, a short description, in 2 sentences or less, about each of their system requirements and some screenshots need to be created.
If you want to help us, then please send us an email.
The Amiga Future magazine - Issue 148 preview is now available to view online
This is the full colour preview and excerpts of the Amiga Future issue 148 (January/February 2020) can now be viewed online on the Amiga Future website.
Some of the interesting articles in this issue are:
Review Wiz: Quest For The Magic Lantern
Interview Jacek "jacadcaps" Piszczek (Wayfarer)
Of course there's so MUCH more actually in the magazine.
Needless to say you often get other versions of software, often what was commercially available, as well as some of the latest try-outs or freely released software applications and games for, hopefully, all of the Amiga type Operating systems, so that's Amiga 'Classic', OS4, MorphOS, and AROS, including some PD software for these systems, all on the Readers' cover CD.
A detailed description of content and excerpts of this current issue can be found at: http://www.amigafuture.de/kb.php?mode=cat&cat=13
The Amiga Future magazine is available as an English and German printed magazine - every issue is available in FULL COLOUR - directly available from the magazine editorial office and also from various other Amiga dealers.
Pre-order the new Amiga Future issue now
The preview of the new Amiga Future has recently been online.
Now would be the ideal time to pre-order the new edition. Of course, only if you haven't already done so.
This is the fastest way to have the new Amiga Future magazine at home. The pre-orders are sent at the same time as the subscriptions.
Btw: Perhaps you'd prefer an annual subscription?
It couldn't be safer if you don't want to miss any issue of the magazine.
We only increased the print run of the Amiga Future some time ago, but at some point even this amount will no longer be sufficient.
Unfortunately, some users felt this shortly before the last increase in circulation. Of course that wasn't planned by us, but unfortunately there was no other way.
You can find the contents of the new Amiga Future and of course all of the already published booklets at the address ...
Single issues can be ordered here: https://www.amigashop.org/index.php?cPath=23
And for the sake of clarity, you can order the subscriptions here: https://www.amigashop.org/index.php?cPath=41
Please note our advertising partners
On the Amiga Future webpage we offer you a huge free content all about the Amiga.
Because the Amiga Future is a non-profit project, the Amiga Future homepage has to finance itself completely.
The homepage, which is currently around 30 GB in size, is funded without exception through advertising, donations and our own private funds.
Programming new extensions, databases or features really costs a lot.
At the top of the webpage there are several banners from our advertising partners. We also have advertising in the left navigation bar.
Through these web partners we finance the server and programming costs of the Amiga Future webpage.
We would be happy if you pay attention to this advertising and that will ensure that there is still enough advertising on the Amiga Future webpage to finance it adequately.
APC&TCP and Amiga Future: 2020 - 2021
A small Preview for the Year 2021:
There's a hell of a lot going on in the background. But you hardly notice anything about it from the outside.
At most my direct contacts notice that I am extremely busy.
Corona caused us a lot of trouble too. It cost us quite a bit of sales and profit which of course has to be balanced out somehow.
Fair: still no idea what and how we can do it. Theoretically Gamescom, Amiga 35, Amiga 36, CC. But it is still written in the stars whether they take place at all and I can be responsible for taking part.
The successor to RESHOOT R will be released, that's for sure. Richard is very, very hardworking there. There is no release date yet.
The new Amiga Future Archive DVD (a DVD9) should be released this year. Due to Corona we have postponed it to 3rd quarter 21 at the earliest.
We are in negotiations for a rerelease of a well-known game.
Looks pretty good so far.
Another, probably rather unknown game is currently being negotiated, tested and calculated. I call it a rerelease, even if that is not entirely true.
We are planning to publish a translation of an English book. When exactly is a question of time and the trade fairs also play a decisive role in this.
There are still a few game projects that we are negotiating, but there is not even anything certain about that.
And of course next year we have to get further Amiga projects under contract.
It continues with Roadshow, CygnusED and DigiBooster. In all three cases, Corona thwarted our plans in terms of time.
With the Amiga Future our main focus is on increasing the number of issues sold in order to increase the number of pages. This is currently task number 1, so to speak.
At the same time we have to enlarge the team around the Amiga Future.
We also have some problems to deal with. For example, the post increased the international postage on 1.1. by a whopping 20%. With 5-digit postage costs per year, this is not a small sum that you can afford on the side.
And Amiga Future TV will start one day.
But that will happen calmly and very carefully.
For over a year we have been thinking about how we can "safely" implement a digital version of the Amiga Future. But we have not yet found a really clean solution. There is a lack of technical but also financial implementation.
The Amiga Future Andropid App is to be expanded.
A lot happens in the background, even if the user hardly notices something like that. So in 2019 we started looking for a new general ledger. Not at all easy if you also have to manage newspaper subscriptions and you don't necessarily want to spend a 5-digit amount on it every year.
We did that and we are currently working on two systems at the same time. From 1.1. the complete switch takes place and then the first practical errors will appear pretty quickly. But when that's through, things will be easier and we have more options.
A new financial accounting was absolutely necessary because of the new EU tax law. There was also the problem that MTR got into trouble at some point if you write several thousand invoices a year and post a 6-digit turnover.
For the year 2021 we naturally wish that the circulation of the Amiga Future increases noticeably, that our releases sell well and that we also get some new projects.
Amiga Future: cheats database Update
The cheats database of Amiga Future is updated weekly by David Jahn, even if at first sight that is not immediately apparent.
The cheat database on the Amiga Future webpage is probably the largest German collection for the Amiga.
This doesn't just cover cheats, as many solutions, tips and tricks, as well as Freezer addresses can be found in the collection.
Don't forget you can find more than 3400 Games Cheats and solutions in the database, and there are always more being added.
The database is currently entirely in German, but if we receive enough donations for the website, we have plans to integrate a full-blown online database, which will also be available in English.
Since our last report the following updates have been added:
18 Dez 2020 - Darkmere - The Nightmare's Begun - Lösung aktualisiert
11 Dez 2020 - Darkmere - The Nightmare's Begun - Lösung aktualisiert
11 Dez 2020 - Darkmere - The Nightmare's Begun - Lösung aktualisiert
04 Dez 2020 - Dark Seed - Software erfolgreich geprüft
04 Dez 2020 - Dark Seed - Lösung erfolgreich geprüft
04 Dez 2020 - Dark Seed - Lösung aktualisiert