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    15 Jul 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Ok... Between life and me just being lazier than normal I've been a bit behind the power curve this year but I'm still here. Anyway more links to be added this weekend!

    Amiga Legal News Update
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      New Links (28) YTD (100)

      • Commodore Amiga port of Curse of Monkey Island: This is a game interpreter and player for the Lucasarts game "Curse of Monkey Island" (COMI) for the Commodore Amiga range of computers. This allows you to play the Curse of Monkey Island game, natively without emulation on the Commodore Amiga using its software APIs using a copy of the COMI PC data files only. In laymans terms; Goodsoup is "COMI.exe" for the Amiga
      • Geit.de: Later new Amiga compatible systems came and effected my daily computer usage. This also had an effect on Geit.de and the stuff I provided. In the beginning I used Amithlon on a Pentium3 with AmigaOS 3.9, while today I am using the Pegasos2 G4 1Ghz with MorphOS. The Pegasos system was also used as fallback webserver, when Geit.de was offline for some reason. Over the years Geit.de got tweaked and enlarged. I introduced the hardware section where I present my computer systems. Especially the home made hardware stuff was always loved by the Geit.de visitors. At least that is what I got from the access logs and the feedback.
      • Commodore Amiga Retro scuzzblog diaries: My name is scuzz. On this site you will find my private collection of Amiga and retro computers. Including all the disks, magazines, software, books, videos, expansions, peripherals, cards, cover disks floppy drives, monitors, printers etc etc etc etc.
      • the Giant List of Classic Game Programmers: This is a Who's Who of classic game designers and programmers, where classic refers to pre-NES 8-bit systems: home computers (like the Atari 800 and Apple II), consoles (like the Atari 2600 and Intellivision), and arcade coin-ops. Games for later platforms are included to show the history of designers that started with 8-bit systems.
      • YAM (short for 'Yet Another Mailer'): YAM (short for 'Yet Another Mailer') is a MIME-compliant open-source Internet email client written for Amiga-based computer systems (AmigaOS4, AmigaOS3, MorphOS, AROS). It supports POP3, SMTP, TLSv1/SSLv3 connection security, multiple users, multiple identities, PGPv2/v5 encryption, unlimited hierarchical folders, an ARexx interface, etc...
      • Bob's Bits: {PCBs and Replica PCBs for the Amiga: Amiga 500+, Amiga 2000, Replacement "Vidiot" board, Amiga Mitsumi Keyboard , Flickerfixer/Scandoubler PCB for Amiga 2000, Terrible Fire 534 (TF534) Accelerator PCB, Terrible Fire 534 (TF534) Accelerator PCB, Diet Agnus Adapter, Open 68000 Relocator, Open Amiga 500 Fast RAM Expansion & Multipurpose ATX Adaptor. Also replicas for the C=64, Vic-20, C=1541, Amstrad CPC464 & Acorn BBC Model B.}
      • Amiga Test Kit 1.19: Amiga Test Kit Version 1.19 by Keir Fraser is an excellent tool for diagnosing issues with your Amiga! You can test: Memory, Keyboard, Floppy Drive, Controller Ports, Audio, Video, CIA, Chipset, Real Time Clock & Serian and Parallel Ports.
      • How to Burn a Kickstart ROM for an Amiga 500: I found myself needing to update my Amiga 500 to Kickstart 3.1 to support my IDE device, which is a combo IDE / 8MB Fast RAM and uses an SD to 2.5 inch IDE adapter to utilize a 2GB micro SD card. That aside, I know that its possible to patch the 1.3 Kickstart with SCSI device drivers and then be able to boot Workbench 1.3 from the IDE but I didn’t want to mess with all of that, didn’t have the patience and just really needed to test if the IDE part of my IDE / 8MB Fast RAM combo worked. As with all things that I try to do, I find bits and pieces of information that I tend to compile into a fully working solution.
      • CD32 Screenpedia Encyclopedia {Archive.org}: 196 Pages of awesome Amiga CD32 goodness in this one off retro gaming Digital Encyclopaedia! Every game has been painstakingly researched to give the reader the most detailed look at the CD32 library available to date. Every commercially released game in the Amiga CD32’s lifespan (1993-1998) has been included along with full colour screenshots, box art, sprites and much much more. Being a digital book allows you to take it anywhere, allowing you to view it on a phone, tablet or laptop. If you or someone you know is an Amiga CD32 retro gaming enthusiast this is the book for you.
      • Cinemaware {Archive.org}: Makers of Defender of the Crown, Wings, It Came from the Desert, Rocket Ranger, Lords of the Rising Sun, The Three Stooges, The King of Chicago & Sinbad.
      • AmiSSL: AmiSSL is the AmigaOS/MorphOS/AROS port of OpenSSL. It wraps the full functionality of OpenSSL into a full-fledged Amiga shared library that makes it possible for Amiga applications to use the full OpenSSL API through a standard Amiga shared library interface (e.g. web browsers wanting to support HTTPS, etc.)...
      • The HALF LIFE For AMIGA & LINUX Petition {Archive.org}: {Very old petition. Lots of old names and websites listed.
      • The Amiga Users Group of Victoria Inc.: Welcome to the Amiga Users Group Website. Melbourne Australia
      • Amiga Workbench Magazine Archives: {The Amiga Users Group of Victoria Inc.} AUG produced a monthly newsletter which contains club information and the latest Amiga news. Some of our back issues are available to download as PDF files. If you have any missing issues please contact our webmaster. {131 issues. GREAT souce of information. A MUST LOOK AT!!!}
      • #amigazeux: Messages list
      • Australian Amiga Gazette: Australian Amiga Gazette (AAG) was created by me in 1996 as a grassroots, hard copy publication for the purpose of keeping the Amiga computer alive here in Australian. First produced in December 1996 and ending in October 98 which spanned 23 issues. AAG was created wholly on an Amiga 4000 using Amiga’s Page Stream publishing software and printed on a secondhand printing press that cost $2500. A black and white monthly magazine containing 40 pages of articles, product reviews and advertising available from computer shops that sold the Amiga here in Australia. This site archives for posterity the 23 issues of AAG in PDF format for download. It also seeks to acknowledge all those who contributed to its pages and the two AAG promotional events during its time.
      • The Amiga Users Group of Victoria Inc.: Welcome to the Amiga Users Group Website. Melbourne Australia
      • Kultmags: {Online issues of Amiga DOS, Amiga Fever, Amiga Games, Amiga Games CD-ROM, Amiga Joker, Amiga Magazin, Amiga Play, Amiga Plus CD-ROM, & an buch of other magazines for different systems.}
      • Power Supply Saver AMIGA 500/600/1200: PROFESSIONAL POWER SAVER PROTECTION FOR: AMIGA 500, AMIGA 500+, AMIGA 600, AMIGA 1200. WORLWIDE EXPERIENCE: To date a couple of people have contacted me thanking me after their crazy Meanwell PSU failed the voltage went up :-O ... but with the OVP the AMIGA was saved ... the only thing burned were the two fuses of protection! OH YEAH! ;-)) This "Power Saver HQ" is different from ordinary protectors: it is professional . And it was created to protect all the Commodore AMIGA power supplies according to the list. The protection is complete for: +5 VDC, +12VDC, -12VDC. It is completely made of semiconductors with very fast intervention times 20us (microseconds!), no relay on board that would require long intervention times 200ms (milliseconds!). What does it means this time value? It means 10.000 time fasters then relay-based protections . This is the only way we can safely safeguard our Commodore vintage computer This electronic circuit allows to keep under control the voltages supplied by the AMIGA power supply by detecting anomalies on the correct value.
      • Amiga RAMesses: I recently developed a popular board called RAMesses, which upgrades an Amiga 500 / 2000 / Commodore CDTV to 2MB of Chip RAM without any soldering / cutting of the motherboard. I figured I would post more about what it is and why I developed it.
      • Lupe V2.0 for Amiga 68K and MorphOS: You may remember this small program from the 90's and maybe you are still using it nowadays. We are talking about Lupe - the magnifying glass program. Lupe was originally released in 1995 and was developed until 1997 by Frank Toepper. In 2000 the source code was released and lay around untouched for centuries. Then in 2022, after encountering some problems with the old version I took the source code, ported it to AmigaE, fixed a couple of bugs and added some features. The result is: Lupe V2.0.
      • Amiga Technical Resource - Technical Datasheets: {Another source for various Amiga and related datasheets}
      • www.amiga-classic.org: Welcome to a website dedicated to Amiga Classic proposed by the WArMUp Association.
      • Amiga {Demos}: {Hundreds of Amiga Demos: Videos, Downloads, Year of publication & Group}
      • Matzes a1k.org Graphics Adapter: Graphics adapter for Zorro II slot - fits all Amigas with Zorro slots, e.g. A2000 up to A4000T. Enjoy high resolutions and frequencies on all big box Amigas. Can be connected to the A500 via the expansion port (requires soldering of expansion port connector) with optional (separately sold) expansion kit. The first RGT graphics card for the A500! Compatible with GBA graphics adapter* - Maximum compatibility with many RTG-ready Amiga applications. Integrated monitor switcher - automatic switching between Amiga and VGA signal. The native Amiga signal is automatically switched as necessary, works with only one monitor cable. A special internal connector allows for direct connection to internal VGA flicker fixer board for Denise. {and more}
      • Vanilla-Conquer : Vanilla Conquer provides clean, cross-platform builds of the C&C Remastered Collection and the standalone legacy games.
      • MorphOS-Storage: Welcome to MorphOS-Storage, a webserver dedicated to MorphOS users.
      • Decades of Fun: Computers Built to Last The Amiga as "a computer built to last 50 years": delightful piece about the author's ideal, long-lasting computational platform - precisely the thing I enjoy reading. It's got a nice blend of slow tech and libre computing advocacy mixed with personal ponderings centered around the computer as a tool for creativity and healthy interpersonal communication.

    19 Jun 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Before we get to the links (which are all related to todays post) I need to let you know about this INCREDIBLE experience I had this week....

       As I've stated time and time again "I have the BEST wife in the whole WORLD", today I need to make slight change and expand my frame of reference. "I have the BEST wife in the whole UNIVERSE!!"

      For my father day gift my wife purchased me a night at a 80's themed Air B&B in Winston-Salem North Carolina. The Host, Scott Leftwich, is a true lover of the 80's and vintage tech. The room had a collection of records, old video game consoles (Atari 2600/5200/7800, Nintendos, Colecovision, a Fairchild Channel F and more), an assortment of 8-bit computers (Commodore 64, Mattel Aquarious, Atari 400/800 and other), VHS player w/movies, posters and more. Now while that in of itself would have been good enough for a good time the ABSOLUTELY MIND BLOWING twist was found 12 feet below us in the basement. Scott has amassed the largest collection of arcade machines on the east coast of the US.

       Yes you read that correctly... The LARGEST... Currently he has 129 cabinets and they weren’t just tightly stuffed in there with tarps over them. Scott has it set up just like the arcades of old. He calls his arcade "wieners and losers" and it even has a small snack bar/restaurant, a jukebox and stuff on wall that made it seem like you just took a trip back in time to the mall on a Saturday in 1983. All the machines are complete original, lovingly restored and fully ready to play.

    WOW WOW WOW
    Welcome back to the 80's baby!!


      To bring it to the next level he even has the worlds first arcade game Computer Space.

    WOW
    SPEECHLESS!!


      Personally I thought the BEST part was the Commodore 64 & trusty 1541 drive he had setup for me with with Ghostbusters booted ready to play! LOL!! Only joking... It was the Arcade!

    WOW

      So stop what you're doing and book a stay so you can check this off your bucket list... But don't wait. The dates fill up quickly.

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - The mailbox is still empty.

      New Links (8) YTD (71)

      • Aminet search results for MAME: Have fun!
      • Amiga in mame?: Thread at English Amiga Board
      • MAME on an A1200: Thread at Amiga.org
      • Anyone running the Amiga in MAME?: Thread at English Amiga Board
      • Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator for Amiga 0.35.12: Triumph Software is a Norwegian Amiga group which has been producing quality utilities, demos, intros and animations for at least 12 years.
      • Mame cabinet with only GOOD Roms with Amiga Arcade Roms: Thread at Aussiearcade.com
      • MAME Welcome to The Official Site of the MAME Development Team: MAME is a multi-purpose emulation framework. MAME’s purpose is to preserve decades of software history. As electronic technology continues to rush forward, MAME prevents this important "vintage" software from being lost and forgotten. This is achieved by documenting the hardware and how it functions. The source code to MAME serves as this documentation. The fact that the software is usable serves primarily to validate the accuracy of the documentation (how else can you prove that you have recreated the hardware faithfully?). Over time, MAME (originally stood for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) absorbed the sister-project MESS (Multi Emulator Super System), so MAME now documents a wide variety of (mostly vintage) computers, video game consoles and calculators, in addition to the arcade video games that were its initial focus.
      • Museum of the Game® International Arcade Museum® - Killer List of Videogame: The International Arcade Museum® (IAM) and Killer List of Videogames® at Museum of the Game® is the world's largest educational center focusing on the art, inventions, science, and history of the amusement, coin-operated machine, game, and videogame industries. The Museum's groups and projects include the Killer List of Videogames®, Arcadia® (including Penny Arcadia®, Pinball Arcadia™, and Video Arcadia™), and the Videogame and Arcade Preservation Society™. The Museum also supports an independently operated 501c3 public charity, the International Arcade Museum Library.

    31 May 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! I'm getting this months update in by the skin of my teeth. LOL. It was German Field Marshal Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke who once said “No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.” and let me be the first one to tell you that is the truth! I REALLY did have plans to work on the site but unforeseen events popped up.

      But with that said onto a few new links and let us celebrate International Amiga Day. (link from 2017)

    This is GREAT!
    Pic linked from IndieRetroNews.com

      - Happy Birthday Jay Miner.

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Still all quiet on the western front....

      New Links (9) YTD (63)

      • Interview with the creator of AmigaDOS: The Amiga is one of my all time favorite computers and a chance encounter via the Museum of Computing, where I volunteer, offered the opportunity to interview Dr Tim King and his wife Jessica about their important contribution to the release of the ground breaking Amiga 1000 computer. Without the TRIPOS operating system the Amiga's launch would have been seriously delayed. I am very grateful to Tim and Jessica for allowing me to take up so much of their time on the day of the interview. This was my first multi-camera, multi-mic interview! I hope you enjoy this fascinating interview.
      • PowerPCAmiga: This project is a reimplementation of WarpOS for various PPC PCI cards for the Zorro 3 big box Amigas. It is a rewrite from assembly to (mostly) C of the SonnetAmiga project.
      • User Extensibility in Amiga Mosaic: Abstract: Mosaic and HTTP daemons have greatly improved the utility and aesthetics of the internet by allowing people to express themselves, and to receive and transmit information through a consistent, powerful and attractive interface. There is, however, one important respect in which most current implementations of Mosaic limit user creativity: the program's capabilities are not extensible by the user, except through the relatively awkward addition of external MIME viewers and the use of a simple signal mechanism that allows it to be told to display a new URL.
      • Amiga Mosaic- Introduction: Introduction: A little over a year ago, three enthusiastic users of both the Amiga computer and the World Wide Web decided that it was time for the Amiga to have its own version of Mosaic. The ``Three Michaels'', as we sometimes called ourselves, began the daunting task of porting NCSA's Mosaic for X to the Amiga platform. Although they did not consider this an official port, the NCSA graciously allowed us to use their source code, and the name Mosaic. Having decided to port NCSA Mosaic to the Amiga, we were faced with the job of moving some 50,000 lines of code designed to run under unix to an entirely different machine architecture and operating system. Fortunately, the Amiga Operating system has a number of features that made the process relatively painless. One such feature is the system's use of shared run-time libraries, which have allowed the developer community to produce widely used operating system extensions.
      • Troika Releases Details on New AmigaOS4 Board: A lot of hardware-related news today, but this one will probably mean the most to us alternative OS fans: it seems AmigaOS 4 has found hardware to actually run on. The board will have an IBM 750GL at 800 MHz with 1MB of L2 cache, and will support processors up to 1Ghz. Also: “One of the biggest changes to the Amy05 design from our first released specification is the addition of the AMD Geode CS5536 companion device. For Project Prometheus/Amy’05 this becomes Amy’s Southbridge.” The current board is is a development board, and will be made available in a limited quantity for hardware testing/OS4 development.
      • Kiki speaks of her Video Toaster/Amiga heritage: On Friday at the Macworld Expo 2010 in San Francisco, the Star Trek rock band, Warp 11, played four numbers for the live, on-stage Leo Laporte show. In introducing the band, Leo spoke about the Amiga and the Video Toaster and had a brief talk with band member, Kiki Stockhammer, before the band started playing. Kiki then talked a bit about her history with the Video Toaster.
      • Commodore International Historical Society Blog: {WOW!! - An ABSOLUTELY FANTASIC website dedicated to a deep dive into the history of Commodore from the beginning! In depth articles cover the whole range of products from the first mechanical adding machines to unreleased prototypes (Unreleased C64 Game Machine). They also have an document archive with TONS of fascinating finds. Looking for an old copy of Commodore International news letter or a company phone roster from 1985? Well look no further!}
      • QUANTUM LINK COMMODORE FORUMS: Attention, Commodore fans!!! If you were a Quantum Link user, you will undoubtedly remember the Commodore Forums. These forums were hosted by Commodore engineers or other high profile figures in the Commodore world. The forums were a great way for users to find out about the programming secrets, hardware projects and news about upcoming Commodore products. This disk contains the actual transcripts from 30 of these forums. It is an incredible collection of Commodore history. Use the links at the left to view the transcripts. Enjoy.

    27 Apr 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Quick update today. I'm happy to report that I **may** finally have made a breakthrough on finishing AmigaSource v2.0. It's still a bit early to make any formal announcements but I'll make sure to keep everyone updated.

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - We will return you your regularly scheduled programming.... < STATIC >

      New Links (7) YTD (54)

      • Amiga-FAQ - Chunky vs. Planar: What are chunky and planar displays? Simply put, the terms chunky and planar (short for bitplanar) refer to different ways of storing graphics information in a computer's memory. They are rather easy to understand, as far as things go, but incredibly difficult to explain:
      • KickstartPalPatcher: A tool to patch Amiga Kickstart Roms so that they always start in Pal mode, even if an NTSC Agnus is installed
      • Running Amiga like OSes on QEMU: Disclaimer - These are some notes on how to run Amiga like OSes (like AROS, AmigaOS and MorphOS) on QEMU that I've written to have some up to date info on the status and help new users. All this emulation in QEMU comes without any support and it's not expected to be complete or do everything one may desire or dream about. It's not a commercial product with a roadmap or any goal and still a work in progress which may never get finished. I'm doing it for personal interest and in my (limited) free time, no donations are solicited or accepted. So don't expect it to be anything more than a curiosity at the moment and its future depends on what the open source community makes of it. Keep this in mind when trying this.
      • Amos Professional Unity Homepage: This website is dedicaced to the project "AMOS Professional Unity". This project is based on the François Lionet’s "AMOS Professional Official" source code
      • VanillaConquer - Amiga port: Vanilla Conquer is a port of Command & Conquer (a.k.a. Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn or simply C&C/C&C1) for Amiga's equipped with Apollo/Vampire V4 PiStorm/Emu-68 accelerators.
      • AmiGameJam Submissions: {The current submissions for AmiGameJam on itch.io. VanillaConquer, Mspackman 500, Green Beret, WOnderboy 1200, Poker Nights: "Dream Girls", Rick Dangerous, Jumpman Lives and more can be found here}
      • Artigames: Over 10 years of bringing the 68k back! {Working on ports and information about Scumm, Sonic, GnGeo, Heat of Darkness, Hydra Castle Labyrinth, DevilutionX (Diablo engine) and more for the Amiga and Vampire systems

    13 Apr 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Hello Everyone. Ok, things have finally settled down and I have more time to get back into regular updates again. One thing of interest is the release of the A500 mini by Retrogames and all the very good reviews it has been receiving. It's nice to see the Amiga, and Commodore, getting some love from the mainstream press again. Now if we could ONLY do the same with a low cost, good performing OS 4 machine... I know... Quit dreaming!!

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - On an interesting note it was reported that A-EON confirms lack of an AmigaOS 4 license. Really? We all know about the never ending drama but the fact that if you purchase a new X5000 from A-EON there are NO active OEM agreements for OS4 with Hyperion. Agreements for the OS are to be made between the resellers and Hyperion. Why are things in Amigaland such as pissing fest? Why can't everyone just get along or at least work towards a common goal of getting more Amigas into the hands of people who what one. It's 'almost' seems like since the demise of Commodore there has been a conscious and coordinated effort to do the opposite. Unlike the growth of OS3, OS4 requires NEW hardware, and right now new hardware is as rare and expensive as unicorn farts!.

      New Links (25) YTD (47)

      • Exclusive First 'The A500 Mini' Prototype Playtest: {Slashdot post about the new A500 mini prototype}
      • Amiga 500 Mini REVIEW: A fantastic throwback to classic 1990s PC gaming: IF you've ever been curious about what PC gaming was like in its early days then the Amiga 500 Mini is the classic console for you.
      • Review: A500 Mini - A Refreshing Alternative To The NES And SNES Classic Editions: When you're discussing video game history, it's often the case that memories will be dominated by consoles like the NES, SNES, Mega Drive / Genesis, N64, GameCube and so on – but those old enough to have lived through the '80s will remember that for a period of time, home computers like the C64, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum and Commodore Amiga were a perfectly legitimate way of playing games outside of the arcade.
      • Review: A500 Mini review – tiny Commodore Amiga is a robust piece of tech nostalgia: This miniature Amiga 500 comes with 25 games from a fertile period in video game history.
      • AmigaOS Development Blog: The place to start classic AmigaOS development: The AmigaOS development blog contains articles written by the core AmigaOS 3.2 for 68k developers and friends. Our goal is to encourage and support your first steps into the fascinating realm of developing for the classic Amiga operating system. No matter if you just want to write a small tool, a little game or a a full-blown application - starting development can provide frustrating experiences, especially on a retro operating system. We'd like to remedy this by providing a series of articles, covering installation of development tools, programming examples, debugging war stories and other helpful tips.
      • Man Cave Ramblings: {A great Amiga blog by Epsilon. Lots of good stories, reviews and insight can be found here.}
      • Epsilon's World: {The web page of the one and only Epsilon. For 10 years its a tremendous resource of insight and Amiga info!}
      • Classicamiga: {An Indonesian Amiga blog.}
      • PiStorm for Amiga 500 / 2000: PiStorm for Amiga 500, Amiga 500+, and Amiga 2000. This adapter which uses a Raspberry Pi to provide a CPU accelerator, RTG graphics card, hard disk interface, Wi-fi, and others enhancements. The device is plug and play if you add the SD card and Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ options (option soon available)
      • Amiga Games Inc: Amiga Games Inc (AGI) and Active World Club (AWC) have partnered to re-release its mobile classic video games from the late 80’s and 90’s into a huge new Non Fungible Token (NFT) marketplace.
      • Scorpion Editor Demos: Editor for Scorpion engine (closed source), along with demo games (open source)
      • The cult of Amiga and SGI, or why workstations matter: I’m considered to be a server guy. I had access to some really awesome server machines. Still, when computers come up in discussions, we are almost exclusively talk about workstations. Even if servers are an important part of my life, that’s “just” work. I loved the SGI workstations I had access to during my university years. Many of my friends still occasionally boot their 30 years old Amiga boxes.
      • MEDUSA Retro SCANDOUBLER: Medusa project was started 6-7 years ago, when 2 people - old retro stuff geeks have met - Acidmaker (creator of Sio2sd and proffesional file system used at Harvard, Columbia university and many others) and me. Since very beginning Acidmaker was into gettting perfect picture from ATARI ST / ATARI 8bit / Amiga. Meanwhile, me (lotharek), as opposite side, was into simple usage, ergonomy and user friendly interface. After 5 long years of develomennt, many protototypes, hours of discussions/testing, thousands of euros spent (obviously...) we are very happy to announce, that final project is coming and it is about to be released in preorder for retro community soon.
      • MEDUSA: Medusa is a device that allows connecting of old computers to modern display devices (monitors, projectors etc.).
      • Hacking Mac OS 7.6.1 to Work with Many OS 8 Apps: Blame it all on BBC, the British Broadcasting Company. I like BBC’s radio programs, but as my favorite operating system is Mac OS 7.6.1, there has been a problem called Real Player 8 (RP8). Regular OS 7.6.1 lets you use RP5, and the Appearance Manager brings RP6 (a.k.a. G2) in the game, but the BBC Radio Player needs RP8 to work.
      • Amiga Developer Docs: From the Amiga Developer CD v2.1 (OS 3.5). Note: The complete Amiga Developer CD v2.1 (with much more material) can be purchased at Vesalia online. Amiga Mail Volume II (May/June 1993), Amiga RKM Devices Manual, Amiga Hardware Reference Manual, Includes and Autodocs 2.0, Includes and Autodocs 3.5, Amiga RKM Libraries Manual & ADCD 2.1 File List (with titles).
      • AmiBlitz3: Complete package of AmiBlitz3 including all sources.
      • AmiBlitz3 (german): {Homepage for AmiBlitz3} AMIBLITZ3 is a free development environment for AmigaOS3.x and compatible. To explain what AMIBLITZ3 is all about, you have to start with BlitzBasic. BlitzBasic, later BlitzBasic2, is an extensive and somewhat idiosyncratic basic dialect originally developed by Acidsoft and Red When Excited (RWE) for the Amiga. Despite the popularity it achieved in the 90s, after the Commodore bankruptcy and the subsequent decline of the Amiga market, Acidsoft was forced to stop developing BlitzBacic2 on the Amiga and devote itself exclusively to a version for Windows PCs.
      • AmigaOS is Not Convoluted, Incomprehensible, or Frustrating: In the latest OSNews post by Thom Holwerda, he attacks the AmigaOS by saying “I find them convoluted, incomprehensible, and frustratingly difficult to use.” He then states that he is not here to ruin the Amiga community’s party. But he does! I am the editor of this Amitopia Amiga Magazine for many years and I am a daily user of AmigaOS. I love everything about it and at the same time, I use both macOS on my M1 Mac and Windows 10 on my i7 laptop. It is frustrating when Thom of such a respected site about various operating systems attacks AmigaOS like this. It is the exact phrases and words he uses that make many PC users get the extra fuel to spread untrue rumors about the Amiga computer. Quake or Doom will never work on Amiga? Amiga’s are too slow to run QuickTime? 3D accelerated graphics are impossible in AmigaOS? ...
      • Amiga 2000 Flickerfixer / Scandoubler: Have you ever thought of getting your A2000 up and running again but were hesitating to place the old bulky Commodore 1084S monitor back onto your desk. This is the solution for you.
      • Welcome to the X-Copy shrine!: A long time ago, when computers still used floppy disks, there was a need to duplicate the contents of these floppies. X-Copy was one of the most well known disk copying programs for the Commodore Amiga series of computers, with countless users all across the world. The disk images on this site have been taken from the actual master disks, to preserve the legacy as authentically as possible. I have also collected as many loose versions of X-Copy as possible, you can find them on the Releases page.
      • AmigaEditorFamily: Editors for the Commodore Business Machines Amiga, a multitasking microcomputer based on a Motorola 680X0 CPU running AmigaDOS. {contains 23 different programs}
      • Amiga 1200CD: The project started in the spring 2000 when I bought my Amiga 1200. Previous owner had built it into IBM Aptiva 350 tower case which was functional but not so good looking. First task was to cover the two 5.25" disk bays with white cardboard as the case was missing the lid and add an Amiga sticker on top of IBM logo. Setup at that point was: A1200 motherboard rev 2B Blizzard 1230-IV/50MHz with 16MB RAM Quantum Fireball EL 5GB HDD Hitachi 4x CD-ROM drive
      • Amiga r/amiga: {reddit} We are a passionate community of Amiga fans. We talk about relevant news, events, new and old hardware and software and all things Commodore Amiga - one of the greatest home computer platforms of all-time.
        The Great Commodore Brand Heist: Who owns the Commodore brand? Why are there loads of products using the Commodore name? What is this apparent new computer that is being brandished about by a company called Commodore Business Machines. What in the world is going on? That’s what this investigative episode is going to ask.

    15 Mar 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Hello Everyone. This post is being 'back dated'. The past few weeks have been rather busy and I moved the site to the back burner. While I have been keeping up with the daily happenings in Amigaland, I just haven't had the time to update the site. So without further ado...

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Surprisingly quiet... Maybe no one cares anymore.

      New Links (1) YTD (22)

      • TrueType Fonts on Classic Amiga is Awesome: Is it possible to make Classic AmigaOS 3.2.1 even more modern? Yes, it is. Just take a look at all the tools that you can find. Together with Powericons and the remarkable dock addon WBDock 2 for AmigaOS. You can even make AmigaOS 3.2.1 to display crystal clear TrueType fonts, and you don’t even need to be a scientist to make it work either. In this article, I want to share with you how is to use TTF fonts in AmigaOS and how to make your desktop shine even more.

    28 Feb 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone. Please indulge me to welcome the newest addition to our family, our first Grandson, Sterling Kristofferson! 6lb 2oz. 10 fingers and toes, happy and healthy baby boy! Mom and Dad are doing well!

    Sterling kristofferson
    Welcome to the world Sterling Kristofferson!!
    We LOVE you VERY much!! Future Amiga Guru!!! ;-)


    25 Feb 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Hello Everyone. Well after a few weeks off due an unscheduled accident I'm happy to report that almost all the feeling has returned to my last injured finger. Hopefully this weekend I can resume work on the new site. But in the meantime here are just a few highlights and links over the past month. Enjoy.

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Still quiet...

      New Links (9) YTD (21)

      • Tank Mouse - your new Amiga mouse: Wireless Amiga-inspired optical mouse. Classic look with a touch of 21st century. Works with classic Amiga and modern computers.
      • Amiga-3000-Daughterboard: This is a recreation of the Rev 9 Daughterboard for the Amiga 3000 This is a 4 Layer board with signal on the upper and lower layers and a Power and Ground Plane. When fabbing the board you will probably be asked if you want to remove the solder mask on the area for the Edge Connectors. It is fine to say Yes to this.
      • EZ-FD: Allow standard PC floppy drives to be used with an Amiga. A small PCB designed to sit between the Amiga motherboard and the floppy drive. Based on the same idea as the EZ-DF0 that was sold by Eyetech many years ago. Testing shows it works well, though ATK shows a fluctuating RDY signal.
      • RaSCSI: RaSCSI is a virtual SCSI device emulator that runs on a Raspberry Pi. It runs in userspace, and can emulate several SCSI devices at one time. There is a control interface to attach / detach drives during runtime, as well as insert and eject removable media. This project is aimed at users of vintage Macintosh and Atari computers and more (see compatibility list) from the 1980's and 1990's.
      • MiSTress 1200: MiSTer FPGA conversion kit for Amiga 1200 cases. I/O board designed to fit a MiSTer FPGA (Terasic DE-10 Nano) inside an Amiga 1200 case. Uses the original A1200 keyboard as input device. Includes all same connections as the official analog I/O board 6.1. Integrates USB hub and features I2S audio DAC and low latency DB9 joystick port (Amiga/CD32/Atari compatible). Attention! Not the MiSTer FPGA nor the Amiga 1200 case/keyboard are included with this kit. The MiSTer FPGA is one of the finest retro-computing preservation projects out there:
      • Controlling Sonos speakers: SonosController 1.2 (OS3/4, MorphOS): SonosController lets you control your precious Sonos speakers from any Amiga connected to the same network.
      • AmiSoft Software for Amiga 68k : {Creators of NetSurf web browser}
      • GrafX2: GrafX2 is a bitmap paint program inspired by the Amiga programs ​Deluxe Paint and Brilliance. Specialized in 256-color drawing, it includes a very large number of tools and effects that make it particularly suitable for pixel art, game graphics, and generally any detailed graphics painted with a mouse.
      • Amiga 2000 EATX PCB: This is an open source Amiga 2000 PCB in the EATX form factor. EATX is an ATX variant that defines larger PCBs, measuring 12 x 13 inches (305 × 330 mm). These are referred to as Extended ATX, or, EATX (see Enterprise Electronics Bay Specification). The length of Zorro II cards and the abundance of components on the Amiga 2000 makes EATX the best choice for this project.

    31 Jan 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Due to an unexpected incident involving my fingers and an immovable object, I am the proud owner of 14 new stitches, so this will be a quick update.

       - On the plus side I do have one news item I would like to share. This morning I was pleasently surprised (aka 'completely stunned') to find a package from the UK at my door. Upon opening it I found my pre-order the 'AAA Bundle' from AmiKit. Now I will leave it as an academic exercise for you the reader to look back and figure out when I ordered it but considering I have been working on this site for over 20 years... I'm not one to talk! Now if the rest of the computer shows up as fast I'll be a happy camper! ha ha!

    The AAA PreOrder Box       Inside the box
    The AAA preorder box                        Inside the box  

      - In a, I'm sure, not related coincidence, ACube Systems put out a request on twitter to help them update their AmigaOS 4.1 Hardware Compatibility List. So help let's help them out!

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Still quiet...

      New Links (7) YTD (12)

      • {The official ACube Systems} AmigaOS 4.1 Hardware Compatibility List: If you want to add a new hardware to this list, please click here to send us a message. This will help everyone. Thank you. Supported Platforms: Sam460ex, Sam440ep, Sam440ep-flex, AmigaOne SE-G3, AmigaOne XE-G3, AmigaOne XE-G4, microA1-C & Pegasos 2.
      • ACube Systems twitter: The official twitter page for ACube Systems.
      • ReA4091: SCSI2 on Zorro III for everyone!: Hi and welcome to the latest and greatest project by Chris Hooper and me: ReA4091. All in all there were only two ZorroIII capable SCSI controllers ever made: The A4091/DKB4091 and the Phase5 Fastlane Z3. The Fastlane, by being a closed source fortress, is completely useless. It can not be repaired, or improved. But all GAL logic source code for the A4091 has been made available by Dave Haynie.
      • Amiga "Classic" USB mechanical PC keyboard: The Amiga "Classic" USB mechanical PC keyboard is a brand new Amiga officially licensed product manufactured by Simulant Systems Ltd. The keyboard is built to last, with a sturdy construction and quality components. Enjoy the ultimate typing experience with genuine Brown Cherry MX key switches. Now you can use your PC, Mac or Linux computer with an Amiga keyboard that mixes traditional style with modern usability and comfort.
      • VR Amiga 500: This is a Virtual reality Amiga 500 interface with winuae emulator, i have developed. You can use it togheter with Trinus VR Android and ios headset.
      • The Commodore Story: Gone But Not Forgotten. From the PET to the Amiga CD32: What links the following? #1: a best-selling home computer, #2: one of the most beloved non-console gaming machines of the 80s and 90s, and #3: the first personal computer to sell over 1 million units. A lot of people over 30 will probably name a Commodore machine as the first computer they ever used, be it a Commodore PET in the late seventies, a VIC-20 or Commodore 64 from the 1980s, or even one of the Amiga line in the early nineties. Some will have played their first game on one or wrote their first program in BASIC, perhaps leading them to a life-long career in the tech industry-I'm one of many who owe a debt of gratitude to the company.
      • A2088 XT Bridge Board A2088 Upgrades and modifications: A2088 Upgrade ROM, A2088 use external 1020 as drive A, A2088 Parts List, A2088 Connectors and jumpers.

    26 Jan 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Sorry for the lack updates. It's been a busy past few weeks on the personal side of the house but rest assured things are still progressing quite nicely on the new site! To be honest I have been spending more time on the AmigaSource v2.0 then here in the hopes of performing the cut over sooner than later. In fact in anticipation I have started to reach out to a few people in the community to have them give us GENTLE feedback on to make the initial roll out a success. Anyway more to come!!

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - No Carrier Signal detected...

      New Links (2) YTD (5)

      • ICONIC: {from Amiganews.de because AirSoft does not have this on their webpage} In 2022 Airsoft Softwair, the hardest working men in code business, celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hollywood, the cross-platform multimedia application layer. To kick off the celebrations we are proud to present a brand-new plugin for Hollywood: Iconic. Iconic is the ultimate icon loader and saver plugin for Hollywood. It will make all your icon dreams come true because it can load and save icons in pretty much all of the most common icon formats. The following formats are currently supported: AmigaOS 1.x style icons, AmigaOS 2.x/3.x style icons, AmigaOS 3.5/3.9 icons (aka GlowIcons), AmigaOS 4.x Icons, macOS Icons (*.icns-Format), MagicWB icons, MorphOS/PowerIcons icons (PNG), NewIcons & Windows icons (*.ico-Format).
      • KA 59 – Mechanical keyboard for Amiga 1200: Purpose - KA59 is a mechanical keyboard replacement for Amiga 1200. It is a complete replacement, no parts from original keyboard are needed. KA59 has been tested with original A1200 enclosures and ones from a1200.net project.

    9 Jan 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Today I have a brief but exciting update to share. I'm happy to report that AmigaSource v2.0 is past the 50% mark to completion. After 20 years it's finally coming together. At this point feature creep seems to be my biggest fear. Here's a quick overview of where were at.

       - Completed
         - All MENU TABLES and NEWS STORIES are dynamically generated.
         - Main page NEWS STORIES are now displayed (10) per page.
         - All CATEGORY results are displayed (25) per page.
         - WE FINALLY have a working ADMIN page where we can EASILY enter/edit LINKS and NEWS stories in real time.

       - Still left to do before we can relaunch
         - Finish the visitors interface to add/edit links and news stories.
         - Allow visitors to rate links.

       - Possible features to add after the relaunch
         - File and picture section.
         - Simple message board.

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Silence. I guess everyone is still recovering from the holidays...

      New Links (3) YTD (3)

      • AMigaNG: Welcome. If you're a first time visitor, this site is dedicated to covering all the information on the next generation of Amiga computers and operating systems. With the arrival of the AmigaOne systems, Vampire FPGA boards, AmigaOS PPC & Classic continued to be developed, Aros a Open Source compatible OS, and MorphOS, heavily inspired compatible OS, the future of Amiga has never looked healthier. All these products need a website to report on them and this is just one of the reasons for this site. AmigaNG started way back in February 1999 to cover news on the AmigaMCC (later cancelled), it is now one of the longest running next generation Amiga focus sites on the planet. Its not official and is not sponsored, but is still one of the best places for your source of next generation information of Amiga computing. I hope you enjoy the site.
      • Amiga Lore: Amiga Lore is an updated version of abime.net's web portal. It's your gateway to the Amiga world of the Hall of Light, the English Amiga Board, the Amiga Magazine Rack, Amiga Games That Weren't and Amiga Point of View. Powered by the HOL and the AMR!
      • Hall of Light: The Hall Of Light (HOL) is an attempt to catalogue all games that were released commercially for the Commodore Amiga. Most games in the database are of the boxed, commercial variety but there are exceptions: Licenceware games are considered commercial enough to be included. Shareware, freeware and general Public Domain games are generally not present but they may be added if they form a fuller picture of a commercial person or entity. A number of unreleased Amiga games are referenced. The status of these games varies; some exist in a near-complete or demo form while others never progressed beyond the announcement stage. Some Open Source conversions (e.g. Doom) and games playable through interpreters (e.g. ScummVM or Exult) are listed. These are considered 'native' Amiga games. There are no downloads of the games in the database as the HOL is solely concerned with providing information. The HOL is a non-commercial project and does not generate any money.

    1 Jan 22

    Today's Highlights
      - Another year in the bag! All I can wish for is a better 2022!!


    Wishing everyone a safe and productive New Year from the whole AmigaSource family.


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