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AmigaOS 4.0 to support E3B's ALGOR and ROMulus flashroms

Garching, Germany - May 31, 2003

E3B and Hyperion Entertainment are pleased to announce that both companies are cooperating to ensure that E3B's ALGOR and ROMulus flashroms are properly supported by the upcoming AmigaOS 4.0 developed by Hyperion.

The ALGOR is a Zorro II based USB controller which supports both USB 1.1 and 2.0 (no highspeed mode) and which comes with 512Kb of onboard flashrom memory. Existing HIGHWAY USB controllers can be upgraded with the ROMulus flashrom module.

Users of AmigaOS 4.x will be able to locate a compressed Kickstart 4.0 image in flashrom memory and thus cut down significantly on booting times. This also opens up other possibilities such as using a USB mouse to control the AmigaOS bootmenu or booting from USB mass storage devices like memory sticks or flashcard readers.

"We have been cooperating very well with E3B in the past and this cooperation has already yielded tangible results in the form of USB support for the HIGHWAY USB controller", says Ben Hermans, managing partner of Hyperion Entertainment. "We're happy that we can expand on this relationship as many prospective OS 4.x customers have expressed their desire to be able to locate a Kickstart 4.0 image in flashrom memory."

"Our collaboration with Hyperion in the field of USB technology is established for quite some time now and proved to be successful", says Michael Böhmer, CEO of E3B. "For our customers' sake we could achieve things like integration of a HIGHWAY / SUBWAY hardware driver into the new Amiga operating system. We are proud that our ALGOR / ROMulus customers will even gain functionality with availability of AmigaOS 4.x."

About E3B

E3B (http://www.e3b.de) is a privately held German company, founded in 2001. The company entered the Amiga market with ground breaking new controller cards, which made new technologies like USB available on the Amiga Classic for the first time. As a pioneering company new developments and outstanding hardware designs can be found in all E3B products which are manufactured in Germany to the highest quality standards. E3B moreover offers a wide variety of hardware design services as well as almost any complex custom logic design on FPGAs, CPLDs and microcontrollers.

About Hyperion Entertainment VOF

Hyperion Entertainment (www.hyperion-entertainment.com) is a privately held Belgian-German company, founded in March of 1999. The company specialises in 3D graphics and the conversion of top-quality entertainment software from Windows to niche-platforms including Amiga, Linux (x86,PPC) and MacOS (OS 9/X). Hyperion Entertainment has undertaken contract-work in the field of 3D graphics for companies such as Monolith (www.lith.com) and has developed a mature, fast, small foot-print technology to bring 3D graphics to low power digital devices such as PDA's and STB's. Hyperion is currently working on AmigaOS 4.0, a vastly enhanced PPC native incarnation of the groundbreaking multimedia OS introduced by Commodore in 1985.

 

IncaGold and Hyperion Entertainment enter into comprehensive license agreement

Leuven, Belgium - April 18, 2003

IncaGold GmbH and Hyperion Entertainment VOF announced today that they entered into a comprehensive license agreement which will see many of IncaGold's current and future entertainment software titles converted for the Amiga, Linux and Macintosh platforms.

Hyperion's first target for conversion is Midnight Racing which offers players the excitement of realistic night driving using a state of the art 3D engine.

"We are understandably very pleased with this agreement as signing with IncaGold will allow us to bring IncaGold's outstanding and ever-growing portfolio of games to our target audiences", said Ben Hermans, managing partner of Hyperion Entertainment.

Daniel Aurell, Director at IncaGold, added, "We are pleased to have found such a competent partner in this field to take our PC entertainment products to other home computing platforms. We are looking forward to together with Hyperion bringing many of our titles to the Amiga, Linux and Mac systems in the coming months."

About Hyperion Entertainment VOF

Hyperion Entertainment (www.hyperion-entertainment.com) is a privately held Belgian-German company, founded in March of 1999. The company specialises in 3D graphics and the conversion of top-quality entertainment software from Windows to niche-platforms including Amiga, Linux (x86,PPC) and MacOS (OS 9/X). Hyperion Entertainment has undertaken contract-work in the field of 3D graphics for companies such as Monolith (www.lith.com) and has developed a mature, fast, small foot-print technology to bring 3D graphics to low power digital devices such as PDA's and STB's. Hyperion is currently working on AmigaOS 4.0, a vastly enhanced PPC native incarnation of the groundbreaking multimedia OS introduced by Commodore in 1985.

About IncaGold

IncaGold (www.incagold.com) is a world-wide leader in the development and publishing of casual gaming entertainment on PC CD-ROM. Founded in 1996, the company operates sales and development offices in Brazil, Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

 

New AmigaOne firmware version to support two banks of unregistered ram

Leuven, Belgium - March 7, 2003

Hyperion is pleased to announce that it has completed an extensive rework of the AmigaOne firmware adding substantial functionality and flexibility for end-users, developers and technicians.

Newly implemented functionality includes:

  • Migration from PPCBoot 1.16 to U-Boot (PPCBoot 2.0)
  • Support for PPC 750 FX, MPC 7440/41, MPC 7450/1 CPU's
  • Comprehensive GUI for Articia S register configuration
  • Comprehensive GUI for general firmware configuration
  • Support of additional types of memory modules
  • Integration of diagnostic code
  • Support for POST card displays allowing for rapid detection of specific hardware faults
  • New Articia S start-up code allowing for usage of two banks of unregistered SDRAM
  • Booting from Symbios/LSI Logic 53c8xx based SCSI controllers

The new firmware will be incorporated in the A1-XE boards which will be shipping shortly.

 

 

Hyperion Entertainment VOF Partners with SciTech Software to Add Graphic Power to AmigaOS 4 and Beyond

Chico, California (February 18, 2003)

SciTech Software Inc. and Hyperion Entertainment VOF are pleased to announce they have enterered into a strategic partnership which will see SciTech's SNAP(tm) technology integrated into AmigaOS 4.x, which is currently under development by Hyperion for PPC based systems.

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Quake 2 voted best game of 2002 by AmigaFlame readers

Readers of the AmigaFlame website have voted Quake 2 by Hyperion Entertainment the best game of the year 2002.

Check out the web site here

 


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