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TEK Pyro Update released
After some months of hard work, Artex is proud to present the PYRO Update
for the realtime strategy game TEK1608, which was described by Acorn
Gaming as "one of the best games ever released for the platform".
TEK1608 owners can download the update for free from:
Up to GBP275 off LCDs from CJE Micro's
CJE Micro's are pleased to announce new, lower pricing on LCD monitors,
with up to GBP275 off! All prices include VAT & UK courier delivery.
- 15" GNR 1024x768 GBP 280
- 15" Relisys 1024x768 GBP 290
- 15" Iiyama 1024x768 GBP 295
- 15" Iiyama 1024x768 GBP 400 Analogue & DVI-I Inputs
- 17" Video7 1280x1024 GBP 455
- 17" Iiyama 1280x1024 GBP 545 Analogue & DVI-I Inputs
- 19" Iiyama 1600x1200 GBP 885 Analogue & DVI-D Inputs
- 20.8" Iiyama 2048x1536 GBP3300
New Year offers on IYONIX pc and selected peripherals
Castle Technology launched the all-new 32-bit IYONIX pc in November 2002
with a special launch edition. Castle start 2003 with a new offer on the
This features an IYONIX pc system with 40GB hard drive, 52x CD-ROM drive,
and 128MB 64-bit 200MHz DDR RAM for GBP1249 inc VAT (delivery extra).
The launch model of the IYONIX pc with 80GB hard drive, 128MB DDR RAM
and 48x CD burner is still available for GBP1299 inc VAT (while stocks
For the start of 2003, prices on Iiyama monitors are reduced by up to
GBP206. Ultra slim 17" LCD monitors start from just GBP399 inc VAT.
All New Year special IYONIX pcs ordered in January and February come
with a free USB to parallel printer cable.
Castle are now selling the new Canon BJS i550 colour bubblejet printer.
This printer offers resolutions up to 4800x1200dpi (600dpi for RISC OS
use) and is fitted with both USB and parallel ports. Suitable for both
the IYONIX pc and other RISC OS computers (includes suitable software
driver and data cables).
More information at http://www.iyonix.com/orders/. The New Year offer
price on the IYONIX pc expires on 28th Feb 2003.
New software summary
CCres, Toolbox Resource compiler/decompiler
Convert Toolbox Res files (fae) to and from text format. It can be run
from the command line, or as a WIMP application. Text file output uses
a simple C-like format based on the equivalent OSLib header definitions.
PDumperEI, Open source EPSON Stylus Color 580 Printer Dumper
Allows printing on EPSON Stylus Color 580 and probably also the EPSON
Stylus Color 480, C-20 and C-40.
Updated software summary
Port of the web server log file analyser.
Module which implements a *Sort command which provides BASIC programmers
with very easy and fast facilities for sorting arrays. 32-bit version.
BackBoot waits until the computer is idle and then starts booting
applications to speed directory opening. Bug fixes and 32bit version.
BlockDrivers Rev 11
32-bit variants of the well known serial BlockDrivers.
A universal configuration utility that can be used by 3rd party
applications to maintain their Choices files. New in this version are
some bug fixes as well as a number of newly implemented object types,
such as IP addresses. A full API is now available in PDF format.
Takes the textmanual of DrWimp and converts it to an HTML manual
complete with internal links. Correctly converts < and > characters.
Realistic simulation of the war-time coding machine used by the Germans
to encrypt their messages. New in this version: fully 32-bit compatible;
support for serial port access; larger (configurable) message buffer;
faster encryption of long messages; saving of user settings; ability to
use multiple simulations simultaneously; improved sound handling on
IYONIX; numerous bugfixes, etc.; updated manual.
Freeware internet File Transfer Protocol Client. Fixes a bug which could
cause a crash when a drag started in an FTPc viewer was released in an
GhostScript, GView, XChars etc.
PostScript tools. 32-bit compatible versions.
Shareware database. New version also compatible with RISC OS 3.1.
Parse RSS feeds from sites providing news and information in that
manner. Such sites include Slashdot, Drobe, The Iconbar, and riscos.org
as well as many other non-computer based sites. Display format is now a
little more configurable; improved region checking when clicking on
links; site images are now supported through ImageFileRender.
Module providing microsecond resolution timing facilities. It provides
*commands and SWIs which can be used measure time intervals, and a
microsecond version of the monotonic timer. Fixes in this version to
prevent the time difference between the local time and UTC being added
to the value printed by *TimerStop, and to stop the seconds value
getting out of step when the microsecond value was very small.
Shows the topology of your USB system in a graphical manner and allows
you to read system information from each device. This version is 32-bit
compatible and can be used on the IYONIX pc.
Monitors calls to system vectors with reason code display, for the
entire machine or selected tasks. This version contains a fix to
preserve the flags returned by earlier vector claimants. This prevents
problems with accented characters being entered while VECstat is active.
DARC (Derbyshire), 13th January
SASAUG (Surrey & Sussex), 13th January
Chris Evans, CJE Micro's
SAUG (Southampton), 13th January
LAUG (Liverpool), 14th January
Networking and broadband
HHRUG (Hemel Hempstead), 15th January
ICENI (Suffolk), 15th January
RONWUG (North West), 15th January
Jack Lillingston, IYONIX
ROUGOL (London), 20th January
Club Risc PC upgrades
WROCC (Wakefield), 5th February
John Cartmell, Acorn Publisher
NKACC (Kent), 13th February
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