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Susumu Hirasawa Composes Boot Jingle for AmigaOS 4.0

Leuven, Belgium - 25. May, 2005

Chaos Union and Hyperion Entertainment VOF announced today that recording artist Susumu Hirasawa will deliver a boot jingle created specifically for AmigaOS 4.0. Two additional tracks will also be included on the AmigaOS 4.0 CD to showcase Hirasawa's music.

About Susumu Hirasawa

Susumu Hirasawa is a highly acclaimed recording artist. He has written soundtracks for commercial successes such as Millenium Actress, Paranoia Agent, the Beserk tv-series and videogame, and he is currently working on his latest cd-release. Since 1979 he helped defined Japanese pop-techno in the group P-MODEL and launched his first solo album in 1989. Since the mid-90s Hirasawa has toured with his Interactive Live Show utilizing Amigas with the support of Amiga user group of Japan(FAMIGA) for a spectacular interactive multimedia performance.

About Hyperion Entertainment VOF

Hyperion Entertainment is a privately held Belgian-German company, founded in March of 1999. The company specializes 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 PDAs and STBs.

Hyperion is currently working on AmigaOS 4.0, a vastly enhanced PPC native incarnation of the groundbreaking OS introduced by Commodore in 1985.


New Firmware Update for AmigaOne available

Leuven, Belgium - 3. March, 2005

Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new AmigaOne firmware update for registered customers of AmigaOS 4.0. New features in this release include

  • Improvements in the x86 BIOS emulator
  • Reworked IDE/ATA-Code with better support of multiple IDE controllers
  • Preliminary support for the Catweasel Mark IV controller by Individual Computers
  • Ability to choose graphics card for booting
  • Multiple bugs fixed, including a wrong IRQ assignment for AGP graphics cards (Vertical Blanking interrupts should now function correctly)

The update can be downloaded from our file area.


First build of Quake 2 for AmigaOS 4.0 available

Leuven, Belgium - 2. February, 2005

Registered users of both AmigaOS 4.0 and Quake 2 can now find a first OS4-Native build of Quake 2 in our download area. Note that this version is restricted to software rendering but should otherwise be fully functional.



Ars Technica reviews the AmigaOS 4 developer pre-release

Leuven, Belgium - 20 January, 2005

The much-respected Tech Site Ars Technica has published a review of the AmigaOS 4.0 developer pre-release. Read it here.


AmigaOS 4.0 Replacement CD's

Leuven, Belgium - 10 January, 2005

As a service to our loyal customers without broadband internet, Hyperion Entertainment in collaboration with Soft 3 is now offering all registered Amiga OS 4.0 users the possibility to order a professionally duplicated CD to replace the original Amiga OS 4.0 Developer Pre-release CD which came with your AmigaOne SE or XE.

The new CD not only contains the first Amiga OS 4.0 update and updated SDK which are available for download from our site but also a substantially reworked and updated “contribution folder”.

MicroA1 customers need not apply as this CD should already be in their possession.

Further details can be found here


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