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AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Available Before the End of 2014

Brussels, October 27, 2014

Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the imminent availability of "AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition" for all supported platforms.

AmigaOS 4.1 was released in September of 2008 and has seen no less than 6 free major updates and at least 88 smaller updates released through AmiUpdate.

New functionality in AmigaOS 4.1 Final Update includes but is not limited to: 

  • Extended memory functionality (beneficial for all supported platforms even those platforms which cannot be equipped with more than 2GB)
  • Most powerful console for AmigaOS
  • New Intuition features
  • New Workbench features
  • Much improved DOS
  • New unified graphics library with RTG support which allows for (current and future) very substantial general and platform specific performance optimizations e.g. through the use of on-chip DMA engines (present on recently released hardware going back to the Sam440)
  • Updated Python port
  • Installation graphics, new icons and back-drops by Martin Merz
  • Countless minor updates, new other functionality and bug-fixes.

 AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition requires NO previous version of AmigaOS 4.x and is a stand-alone product, quite possibly the most affordable version of AmigaOS ever to be released.

This now allows current users of AmigaOS 4.1 to install a complete original version of AmigaOS 4.1 without subsequently needing to download or apply 6 updates and countless minor updates.

Users are nevertheless recommended to register their copy of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition on the Hyperion Entertainment website as this will be required for downloading possible future updates and bug fixes.

An updated SDK for developers which exposes all new OS functionality to developers, is being worked on.

Hyperion Entertainment wishes to thank all those developers and contributors who have furthered AmigaOS development over the years and especially those that have worked tirelessly on delivering "AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition" to customers before the end of 2014.

Our thanks go out to all of our supporters and loyal customers who can rest assured that work on AmigaOS 4.2 is ongoing apace albeit somewhat behind schedule due to the fact that substantial time had to be allocated for supporting new upcoming exciting hardware platforms. We appreciate your support!

AmigaOS Final Edition has gone gold and is in production at this time.

Suggested retail price is 29,95 EUR (SRP includes German VAT, may vary depending on your location).

 

Hyperion and Individual Computers sign license agreement

Brussels, March 9, 2013

Hyperion Entertainment CVBA (Belgium) and Individual Computers GmbH (Germany) have signed a license agreement for use of Kickstart 1.3 and Kickstart 3.1 ROMs in processor accelerators for Amiga 500, Amiga 1000, Amiga 2000 and Amiga 2500.

In addition to the binary license, Hyperion will grant Individual Computers access to the source code  of the IDE driver for further development  which may facilitate installation of AmigaOS 4.1 and beyond.

The first product to make use of this license will be the entry-level accelerator for Amiga  500 called "ACA500": With both Kickstart images in the flashrom of this product,the user will benefit from best compatibility with floppy-based and harddisk-based software.

 

AmigaOS 4.1 Update 6 Released

Hyperion Entertainment is proud to announce the release of AmigaOS 4.1 Update 6. The release went live on November 30, 2012.

For complete details and more information about AmigaOS, please visit the official AmigaOS web site.

 

Cinemaware® is Back on AmigaOS!

 
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January 28, 2013

Cinemaware in cooperation with Hyperion Entertainment are proud to announce the re-distribution of its classic Amiga 68K Cinemaware titles. Through the magic of emulation and genuine Amiga ROMs, you can once again play titles such as Defender of the Crown® on PowerPC-based AmigaOS systems with a simple double click of the mouse. Everything you need to run these classic Cinemaware games is already included in AmigaOS 4.1. There is even an option for using an original joystick via the Catweasel joystick driver for a truly nostalgic experience.

All registered AmigaOS owners now have access to these Cinemaware games at www.hyperion-entertainment.biz in the downloads section. Customers can simply choose the games they are interested in and click download. Manuals are also included for a majority of the games.

AmigaOS has evolved from its humble beginnings on those original 68k systems and so has Cinemaware. Cinemaware not only has a brand new web site at www.cinemaware.com, but Cinemaware titles are also available for iOS such as Defender of the Crown® and the upcoming The King of Chicago™. You can expect many more classic Cinemaware titles to be available on a portable device near you soon! Also keep an eye out for Cinemaware Kickstarter projects which will reboot your favorite titles with HD graphics and new gameplay content!

Hyperion Entertainment is offering these games as a free bonus for all its AmigaOS customers, and is distributing these games with the full cooperation of Cinemaware. Issues may be posted at support.amigaos.net where we will do our best to help you.

About AmigaOS

AmigaOS dates back to 1985 with the introduction of the landmark Amiga 1000. Today, under the guidance and control of Hyperion Entertainment, AmigaOS has evolved into a modern-day operating system without losing that intrinsic "Amiga" look and feel. More information about AmigaOS can be found at www.amigaos.net including information on where to buy brand new hardware.

About Hyperion Entertainment

Since November of 2001, Hyperion has been actively developing AmigaOS 4.x, an almost complete rewrite for modern times of the legendary Amiga operating system which launched the multimedia computing revolution in 1987. Originally developed by Commodore for its line of Amiga computers, AmigaOS 4.x now runs on several PowerPC based hardware platforms including original Amigas with PowerPC accelerator cards, and the stand-alone AmigaOne, Sam and Pegasos II platforms.

About Cinemaware:

Originally founded in 1985, Cinemaware became an innovative force in interactive entertainment across multiple platforms of computers, consoles and mobile devices. With its titles rooted in classic movie genres and renowned for their Hollywood-caliber production values, Cinemaware titles delivered immersive storytelling and innovative gameplay. The company rocketed to the top of the gaming world with its inaugural 1986 release, Defender of the Crown®, which was followed up by several other dazzling titles including S.D.I.™, The King of Chicago™, Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon™, Rocket Ranger™, The Three Stooges®, Lords of the Rising Sun™, It Came From the Desert™, Wings™ and the TV Sports™ series of sports titles. At a later stage, the company released a major console project in the form of Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown™ and several Game Boy Advance titles. Cinemaware titles still reside among numerous "Best Games of All Time" lists, having collectively sold millions of units across multiple platforms, and are considered some of the best, most innovative and most influential games ever created.

 

AmigaOS 4.1 Update 5 Released

Hyperion Entertainment is proud to announce the release of AmigaOS 4.1 Update 5. The release went live on August 16, 2012.

For complete details and more information about AmigaOS, please visit the official AmigaOS web site.

 

 

 

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