AmigaOS 3.1.4 is Out Native Amiga 68k Support for the whole 68000 Family

Hyperion Entertainment is a custom software development company that focuses on Amiga users worldwide. It seems that they have been doing lot’s of work regarding releasing AmigaOS 3.1.4 and Now Hyperion have revealed their AmigaOS operating system download area on the net. We at Amitopia thinks that this move, is one of the better ones from the company. Hyperion had a difficult year with lots of struggle. Its good to see them in an healthier state now. Amigans needs Hyperion.

Hyperion shouldn’t forget 68080 accelerator Amiga users

We at Amitopia also think that Hyperion Entertainment should officially support the 68080 FPGA accelerator cards from Apollo Team. Talk with them and make a bundle deal with Every Vampire 68080 accelerator cards sold. That would boost the Amiga interest a lot!

There are some hacks made that you can get from Apollo Team AmigaOS 3.1.4 page. So, if you do own a 68080 FPGA accelerator card. We urge you to follow the guide here. It would be nice if AmigaOS 3.1.4 also had full 68080 support. All AmigaOS Hyperion versions for Amiga 68k machines should have the best classic Amiga solutions deals. Packages with 68080 and AmigaOS 3.1.4 sold together?

custom software development company Hyperion released AmigaOS 3.1.4 for all

Amiga operating system for all Amiga 68k CPU’s is Now available from Hyperion Entertainment

The new, cleaned-up, polished Amiga operating system for your 68K machine fixes all the small annoyances that have piled up over the years. Originally intended as a bug-fix release, it also modernizes many system components previously upgraded in OS 3.9.

Contrary to its modest revision number, AmigaOS 3.1.4 is arguably as large an upgrade as OS 3.9 was, and surpasses it in stability and robustness. Over 320K of release notes cover almost every aspect of your favorite classic AmigaOS — from bootmenu to datatypes.

This is really good news. Now we hope to see Hyperion Entertainment continue to deliver on the AmigaOS 68k platform. There are many 68060 or even 68080 FPGA owners that is now getting their Amiga home computers in a better shape, because of Hyperion. If this company can continue to deliver content for AmigaOS 3.1.x and AmigaOS 4 … now that’s a positive Amiga future goal.

Some highlights for this AmigaOS 3.1.4 Release by the Amiga custom software development company Hyperion

  • Over 20 Kickstart ROM modules and many more disk-based core OS components were fixed, updated, or added.
  • Native support for all Motorola 68000-68060 CPUs, and a more robust Auto-Configuration process.
  • Support for large hard disks, including boot, for any OS 2.x/3.x-compliant controller driver supporting HD_SCSI_CMD, TD_64 and/or NSD. Dedicated boot partitions are a thing of the past, even on legacy devices. You can also use variably-sized “super floppies”.
  • A modernized Workbench as powerful as the OS 3.9 version, including new or refreshed Preference editors in the legacy OS 3.1-“GadTools” style. Its tools such as DiskCopy and Format fully support large media. Printer, hard disk and many other support tools have been fixed and upgraded.
  • Remember “Diskdoctor“? It earned its PhD and is now ready to reliably rescue data from your floppies or hard disks.
  • The CLI/Shell and many of its commands have been reworked and modernized, now sporting native support for pipes, softlinks, hardlinks and long filenames. New commands support running Workbench programs from the Shell or upgrading ROM modules.
  • CrossDOS and the CD-ROM filesystem are now smarter, faster, and multi-threaded, adding Rockridge and Joliet extensions as well as UDF.
  • Fully reworked, modernized and bug-fixed printer drivers include support for PCL and PostScript, along with legacy NEC and Epson printers.
  • An optional upgradeable intuition.library provides off-screen dragging of windows for native and P96 RTG screens.
  • A colorful, professionally designed icon set is included, along with the traditional four-color icons.

No more hacks for Amiga hardware recapping companies. With AmigaO 3.1.4 getting native support for all Motorola CPUs and 68080 FPGA. AmigaOS development will increase. Amiga community got one of worlds most stubborn and loving people in it. Its because of these Amiga movers that Amiga era is still moving on. The world needs a 3rd or even 4th commercial computer community. PCs and Macs are nice to have because they are the beasts. But they cannot provide the innovations that Amiga developers can. Because they are not tied or bound to any Apple store or Windows store rules.

Vampire/ApolloCore support:
Since the Vampire currently does not support Autoconfig or other established means of integrating 3rd-party kickstart modules into the OS, the ROM has to be slightly patched and modified, using tools provided by ApolloTeam. We recommend using an A1200 ROM for this purpose, but we cannot offer support for this procedure or the resulting OS. Please seek ApolloTeam website for guidance and support at: http://www.apollo-accelerators.com/

Amitopia Amiga Magazine will find and go thru some of the most innovative Amiga apps that is genuine available only for the AmigaOS platform.

If you have many more questions regarding AmigaOS 3.1.4 – See Hyperion F.A.Q Here

Good pricing for AmigaOS 3.1.4 Operating System Download versions

The pricing is set at 23.99 Euro for each of the AmigaOS 3.1.4 releases. The pricing isn’t bad at all for what you get. We aren’t sponsored by Hyperion at all, but AmigaOS is the smallest commercially available operating system to get today. So, do support them. So we can see more AmigaOS 3.1.x updates in the future. There are different versions for different Amiga home computers. Click on the one that is compatible with your Amiga 68k machine:

For Amiga 500/600/2000

For Amiga 1200 (Commodore and ESCOM)

For Amiga 3000

For Amiga 4000

For Amiga 4000T (Commodore and ESCOM)

 

It is really nice to see that  Hyperion Entertainment which is a custom software development company is supporting classic Amiga again. Because, this  means a lot to get a more updated version of the classic operating system that is the longest ever maintained and sold operating system in the world. AmigaOS 3.0 came out in 1992, with AmigaOS 3.1 coming out in 1993. Then AmigaOS 3.5 came out in 1999 and then AmigaOS 3.9 in December 2000. So, to see AmigaOS 3.1.4 be released now in 2018 is pretty awesome.

Once Amitopia Amiga Magazine have installed and tested AmigaOS 3.1.4 ! We will make a full review of it too.

 

Source: Hyperion Entertainment

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