A-EON Technology is pleased to release the Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore for all AmigaOS 4 users. It is now available to download on Updater tool for those who have ordered it.
This upgrade introduces Enhancer Software Upgrades
* Breaking the 256MB Video memory barrier in Warp3D Nova and Warp3D “Classic” Southern Islands
* Polaris chipset 2D and 3D support (Radeon RX only)
Everyone who orders this package will receive a licence for the forthcoming Enhancer Software 2 release. Which is a nice thing to do!
Enhancer Software 2 for AmigaOS 4
Soon this package will be available. And this package will include following:
* RadeonHD version 3.6 driver
* RadeonRX version 1.11 driver
* Warp3D Nova 3D Driver for RadeonRX
Enhancer Software version 1.x required. It is recommended to upgrade to the latest Enhancer Software 1.4 before installation of this package.
The RadeonHD v3.6 driver supports RadeonHD PCI Express Graphics Card (Southern Islands and Oland Chipset) and works with the following AmigaOS 4.1 hardware
* A1-500 / SAM 460ex
* SAM 440ep with PCI to PCI-E adapter
The RadeonRX driver supports the following Radeon RX cards 460/470/480/540/550/560(D)/570/580which contain the Polaris chipset. It is compatible with the following AmigaOS 4.1 hardware
* A1-500 / SAM460++
The RadeonRX driver fully support the AmigaOne X5000 and A1222. Other AmigaOS 4.1 systems will require a firmware upgrade. Please contact your system manufacturer for details on any planned firmware upgrades.
(++At present there is no Uboot output with the current A1-500 / SAM460 firmware but the machines still boot to Workbench without any problems with an RX card and driver installed.)
Upgrades and Payment for Enhancer Software
AMIStore will automatically calculate upgrade discounts based on the previous version of Enhancer Software that is on your AmiSphere account. This discounted price will be shown when you add the item to your Shopping Bag in AMIStore.
You can pay for this in AMIStore by Paypal or Credit Card. Local sales tax (VAT) will be applied if applicable (only affects EU buyers).
The Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade has been a year in development and test and is the result of the sterling efforts by Amiga Developer Team member, Hans De Ruiter.
Great expansion that should be available for All Amiga Users today!
This is a very nice package upgrade for AmigaOS 4 users. However. I think that this package should be bundled with AmigaOS 4 release as an option. Also in some distant future, Enhancer Software Classic will be released as mentioned at AmiWest 2018 in Sacramento. But according to the information that I have is that the Classic version is developed for AmigaOS 3.9 according to Amigakit, while most of Amiga users is now switching over to AmigaOS 3.1.4. Didn’t You of all know that AmigaOS 3.1.4 is coming?
My biggest question regarding this package is that I think A-EON and Hyperion Entertainment should work much closer with each other. Also! If the purpose of Enhanced Software package is to add stuff to nextgen and classic AmigaOS operating systems. Why isn’t A-EON also helping out MorphOS or AmigaOS 3.1.4?
So many questions hits my mind regarding this package and for the Classic version when it will be released. On one side I feel its correctly made since it gains the developers of the package but I also feel that especially the graphics card drivers should have been part of AmigaOS 4.
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