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    Celebrating our 22nd year

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    20 Jul 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! While things have been quiet on the Amiga side, earlier this week LemonAmiga was taken down by a hack of their site. Fortunately they have been able to quickly get the site back up again. GREAT job!!!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • I'm surprise I'm not seeing this project mentioned in more places... Currently an unknown user (I'm trying to locate a name), over at Amiga Retro Brisbane is working on a mini-DTX sized edition of the Amiga 2000 called the BUSHFIRE. Currently they are on their 2nd working prototype and intends to release it open source once everything is correct. Some of the highlights are: the custom chips and the CPU have been moved to separate boards, onboard RGB2HDMI interface (just add a PI), lots of internal headers and more. I like that it's designed to be upgraded and they are thinking about addign a RTG card based upon the GBAII++ project. VERY COOL! I with then all the best and can't wait to see where this winds up!
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Rainy days and Mondays always get me down...
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (10) YTD (340)

      • Introducing the SMD2000 “Bushfire”: This is the SMD2000 “BUSHFIRE”, a mini-DTX sized edition of the Amiga 2000. It is designed to fit into a Silverstone ML09 case. This project was begun in July 2023 and is now nearing the end of development... The “Why?” question got asked a lot when I first told our local Brisbane group what I was doing. The short answer is because I want to and I can, and it’s led to a deeper understanding of how our machines work.
      • A500-GraKa GBAPII++: This is an Zorro/Expansionport -expansion card for the big Amigas: A2000/300/4000 or A500 on the expansion port. It has a Picasso96-compatible RTG-driver and an automatic monitor switch. The board is based on the PicassoII++ card originally developped by Georg Braun, who unfortunately left the Amiga community. The used VGA-Chip is a Cirrus GD5434 in ISA-mode and 2MB RAM.
      • New GBAPII++ RTG-ZorroII graphic cards": {Thread @ EAB discussing the New GBAPII++ RTG-ZorroII graphic cards}
      • Adding a Graphics Card to the Amiga 500: Always after ways to push the trusty Amiga 500 to new limits, I discovered a post on the German website about someone who had fitted a graphics card to his A500. This was a feat I felt I should replicate. I’m almost, but not quite, there. However, there were lots of hoops which needed jumping through first...
      • Adding a Graphics Card to the Amiga 500, part 2: After a bit of debugging, it started to look like one of the memory chips wasn’t working properly. I dropped a message to the Kryoflux team and Matze, the card’s creator, asked me to send it in for repair. Despite the Christmas holidays getting in the way, Matze did a grand job and sorted it out promptly.
      • Getting the Amiga CD32 online: Yes, 59 kilobits per second of PURE INTERNET! But how did I get here? Well, follow me and I’ll show you. The basic concept is to use the Amiga’s serial port to talk to an ESP8266 running a SLIP Router, which will then link to your wifi and the internet.
      • Installing AmigaOS 3.2 - First Impressions!: So, AmigaOS 3.2 is available, at the moment as a physical installation from selected resellers. No matter your opinion of Hyperion, I hope people are at least in favour of supporting the resellers who keep the Amiga dream alive by purchasing the CD (yes, CD!) and any rom chips needed.
      • name {ARCHIVED 23 Sep 2018}: Lately I’ve noticed a lot of questions on how to partition and prepare Compact Flash card (or HDD) for use with Amiga, so I’ve decided to write this tutorial on how to do it and format them as PFS3 partitions. At least this is how I do it :). Using PC with WinUAE to prepare everything and just pop finished card in Amiga, ready to go.
      • binutils-gdb: binutils targeted for ppc-amigaos systems (AmigaOS NG like OS4.1).
      • libs-ports: Scripts to port third party libs for AmigaOS 4

    14 Jul 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Just another standard update this week. Nothing to out of the ordinary but that's ok. At least we are ALL still here and that's what matters!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • I saw this thread on EAB by Tchucolate (Retronaut) asking "Do you need a new Amiga floppy disc drive?" Here is links to a 1 hr long video where he shows you "how I converted 3 common models of PC drive... Samsung SFD-231B, Alps DF354h {&} TEAC FD-235 all to work perfectly on an Amiga. Ultimately you will find yourself at youtube watching this VERY well done and detailed video. Converting PC 3.5" floppy Drives to work on the Amiga. Now if someone could find a way to convert a pc drive to an Amiga HD floppy I would be ecstatic!
    • It looks like David Plesence is at it again and this time he's delving into fiction end of the pool. He along with Dave Haynie Dare to Dream: Commodore and Amiga Today? A Vision of What Commodore and Amiga Could Have Been... Should Have Been.... Together they tell a story on what 'could' have been. To be honest I think this will be a hard one to read.
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Back to radio silence...
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (10) YTD (330)

      • Converting PC 3.5" floppy to work on the Amiga {youtube} {Tchucolate (Retronaut) asks "Do you need a new Amiga floppy disc drive? In this 1 hr long video he shows you how he converted 3 common models of PC drive... Samsung SFD-231B, Alps DF354h & the TEAC FD-235 to all to work perfectly on an Amiga.}
      • Serial Transfer for a fresh Amiga Part 1 {ARCHIVED 5 Dec 2021}: Using serial to transfer files. When i was setting up my amiga, i needed a way to get files onto floppy disk. My first instinct was to look up how people used to do it or how people do it now. The first suggestion everywhere was to use Amiga Explorer and a null-modem cable or parallel laplink cable. I had the cable already but being me, i didn’t want to pay for an out of the box solution. I settled on the opportunity cost of DIYing it with free resources was my way forward.
      • A.S.T. Amiga PAGE: I have written a program called ADF Sender Terminal, which should make it easy to get your ADF files back to your Amiga or from Amiga to PC. Since V1.2 both directions are possible. Transwarp allows a baudrate up to 115200 from Amiga to PC. V 1.3 and higher can send single tracks. This progarm is useful for Amiga Computers with little RAM (512k,1MB) System requirements: 32Bit Windows (e.g.: 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP)
      • ITX small form factor Amiga computer case: A computer case shaped like an Amiga 500. Externally modeled accurately from my real life Amiga 500+. Advanced project for builders that know how to fabricate some things like cables and adapt and paint parts to fit their hardware. All parts will fit a normal 200x200 size bed. The non-split IO needs at least 234x234 mm bed or similad rectangular bed, but the split versions do not.
      • Commodore Amiga 1200 enclosure: This is a photorealistic and high-detailed 3d print model with 1:1 resolution, compatible to Amiga 1200 keyboard and motherboard. Amiga 1200(also known as A1200) was a popular home computer in 90s which was a low-end version of high-end Amiga-s with AGA architecture, it had a Motorola MC68EC020 processor inside and a new advanced AGA chipset. It also had a hard drive inside in HD versions, so it was possible to install OS and use it as a very convenient home computer. Model was printed and tested on real keyboard and motherboard.
      • Commodore Amiga 500 case 3d print model: This is a 1:1 photorealistic full resolution and high detailed 3d print model of Commodore Amiga 500 enclosure. It is suitable for 3d printing or plastic molding. All sockets perfectly fit the original motherboard. You can use this 3d case to mod and improve your Commodore Amiga 500 computer or just to make a full-size emulator on Raspberry Pi and etc. The small printers 210x210 mms are also suitable for printing - just use 6 parts version. You can find a model split to 6 parts, which fit the 3d printer table, and a model for 400x400 printers(with 4 parts). Parts are connected using M2 screws, which are soldered inside the plastic.
      • Restoration : Spengat Technologies IWS500 Industrial Amiga Workstation": {Thread @ Australian Computer Museum discussing the Spengat Technologies IWS500 Industrial Amiga Workstation. A rack mounted A500. Lots of pictures and ex staffer Paul chimes in with a lot additional details. Very nice find!}
      • Dune II: The Building of A Remaster: Documenting the development of a new Amiga AGA and OCS version. Dune II on the Amiga was a really popular game. Most gaming magazines gave it rave reviews and it can consistently be found on "Best Amiga Games Ever"-type lists. Despite all of those accolades, the game on the Amiga wasn't as good as it could have been... My goal is to document the creation of a remake of Dune 2 for the Amiga from scratch the way it was meant to be released and to right all of those wrongs — and more; there was no native PAL support, for example. I was on the original Dune 2 Amiga team at Westwood. Even though I did the bulk of the Dune II conversion, leaving Westwood before it was released was something I still regret, and so I want to give the Amiga community the Dune 2 experience they deserve.
      • J'AmiStore: This is an implementation of the Amiga AmiStore application in Java. The reason for implementing a clone is, because the Amiga native app didn’t let me login. (So I couldn’t buy anything.) Nobody could help me resp. tell why I cannot log in. Thus I helped myself and went into the rapid hole black box analyzing the communication between the server and the application. The result ins’t a feature complete relica. Furthermore it doesn’t bother to make it pretty with images from the offered products, etc. And it probably doesn’t behave well if errors are encounter. But nevertheless it fulfill my needs to buy stuff from the store. Maybe others can have use of it, too.
      • Clib4 - C runtime library for AmigaOS4: This is a fork of official clib2 present in adtools. The point of this library is to make it Amiga OS4 only to maintain it easily and add all missing clib2 features that are hard to add also on classic amigas. Classic amigas has also ixemul that is the most complete, POSIX compliant, library we have. It is useless share code that most probably no one will use. Te goal is to try to make it POSIX compliant and fix also all C++ problems we have with newer compilers. All warnings (except really few one) produced by GCC 10 and above are now gone. All deprecated OS4 functions are replaced by modern OS4 one

    6 Jul 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! It feels GREAT to be posting in 'real time' again! If there's one thing I LOVE about the Amiga community is how dedicated and passionate we are. No matter how bad things seem to get we just keep hanging in there, Baby!

    Hang in the Baby!
    Hi how ya doing? I'm just hanging around...

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • Check this out. Due to issues of his native Amiga AMIStore application, developer migthymax took matters into his own hands and wrote a java version called J'AmiStore. As he puts it "The reason for implementing a clone is, because the Amiga native app didn’t let me login. (So I couldn’t buy anything.) Nobody could help me resp. tell why I cannot log in. Thus I helped myself and went into the rapid hole black box analyzing the communication between the server and the application. The result ins’t a feature complete relica. Furthermore it doesn’t bother to make it pretty with images from the offered products, etc. And it probably doesn’t behave well if errors are encounter. But nevertheless it fulfill my needs to buy stuff from the store. Maybe others can have use of it, too." Sorry it had to come to this but this type of dedication should come as no surprise to your average Amiga user. Thank you migthymax!
    • I was not tracking this program at all. A new version of AirScan, a document scanner utility, has been released. It uses the ESCL protocol which allows network scanning directly from the device without having to install drivers on the Amiga! VERY COOL!!
    • Long time Amiga supporter and the head of the "Fresno Commodore User Group", Robert Bernardo, take us on an almost 1hr tour of Trevor Dickinson's INCREDIBLE Amiga collection. Dickinson Tour of His Computers -- March 2024: Trevor Dickinson of A-EON shows his massive collection of Commodore and Amiga computers. Then he briefly shows the AmigaOne X1000, X5000, and A1222+ , and he makes some comments on the A1222+ finally being produced. Now the only one I can think who would give Trevor a run for his money would be Bo Zimmerman. Check out his MINDBLOWING collection!
    • This the kind of thing that warms my heart. Original Westwood team member Robert Koon has created a patreon account to track his development of a new Amiga AGA and OCS version of DUNE ][. As he puts it "My goal is to document the creation of a remake of Dune 2 for the Amiga from scratch the way it was meant to be released and to right all of those wrongs — and more; there was no native PAL support, for example." I'm sure he will do a fine job!
    • New event: on 15 Sept 24 the 4th annual Passione Amiga day will be held in Piazza Garibaldi, 31 06049 Spoleto (Italy. Held by organized by Passione Amiga, the printed magazine for Amiga enthusiasts and lovers in Italian language with commercial exhibitors, conferences with Italian and international guests and a flea market. Sounds like it will be a very nice time!
    • New issue: Amiga Future #169 has been published
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - So I guess no new updates for us....
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

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      • Amiga 1200: Installing AmigaOS 3.9: After having Amiga OS 3.1 on the 1200 for a while, I'd decided it was time to upgrade to Amiga OS 3.9. I had instantly realised there was a problem with this; the installation media is on a CD! There was no way I was going digging for an accelerator card with SCSI, or a PCMCIA CD Drive, so I resorted to emulation to get the OS installed. Therefore, henceforth are the steps required to build a compactflash card with a real OS for use on real hardware. Godspeed.
      • WHDLoad-Download-Tool: WHDLoad-Download-Tool is a tool to help manage and download Retroplay's WHDLoad archives. Main Features: Uses Retroplay's dat files for it's database, so is always up to date, Flexible on where files are saved to, Supports the beta WHDLoad sets and WHDLoad disk magazines, Download to different folder setups, Over 50 filters available including all supported languages, Create your own curated lists that can be shared, Scan your existing set and remove unneeded files, Only downloads what you are missing, HTTP and FTP support & Full CRC32 file checksum support.
      • Dickinson Tour of His Computers -- March 2024: Trevor Dickinson of A-EON shows his massive collection of Commodore and Amiga computers. Then he briefly shows the AmigaOne X1000, X5000, and A1222+ , and he makes some comments on the A1222+ finally being produced.
      • Commodore Computer Prehistory: {History of Commodore from 1948 till 2012}
      • An Essential Guide to Commodore Computer Models: If you were a child of the 1970s or 1980s you probably have fond memories of the early days of the “home computer” industry. Apple, Atari, TI, and several other companies all made their mark but none of them have a legacy quite like Commodore. Most people alive in that era remember the Commodore 64. After all, it’s still the best selling single computer model of all time. But there’s a long list of other Commodore computer models as well. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what else they did.
      • Welcome to! We are a team of passionate computer enthusiasts and history lovers who are focused on documenting and sharing the history of Commodore computers. Our mission is to create a comprehensive archive of information about the history of Commodore, including the development and evolution of the various models, as well as the impact they had on the computer industry and broader society. We aim to make this information accessible to anyone interested in the history of computers, regardless of their level of technical knowledge.
      • Commodore History. Commodore's Retro Computer History. : This site was made mostly thanks to The 8-Bit Guy’s Commodore History video. And serves mainly for a brief and easy to scroll through timeline of Commodore’s place in early computing history.
      • Aira Force: A downloadable tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux. This is a tool for reverse engineering Amiga 680x0 software. It allows binaries to be disassembled and investigated. The primary goal of this project is to provide a graphical user interface on top of the excellent ira “reassembler” to accelerate the workflow. Aira Force implements “reassembly” using the ira disassembler and the vasm assembler. Ira transforms the source executable or raw binary into assembly language source code, then vasm assembles the source code. The output binary should be identical (or equivalent) to the input binary.
      • Birthplace of the Amiga": {Thread @ reddit with a picture. This is where Hi-Toro's Amiga "Lorraine" was born. Probably the last great creation of Jay Miner and crew. This was their office at 3350 Scott Blvd, Building 7 in Santa Clara, CA almost 40 years ago. They worked here before moving to Los Gatos and later Westchester, PA. Picture taken March 30, 2024.}
      • amateursoftwaregroup: Creating software for the amiga environment for the fun of it. {Makers of AirScan an Amiga scanner utility based on the ESCL protocol, Music Tagger the id3 tagger, supports v1 and v2 tags and CDIRIP the linux port of CDIrip

    buffered VGA --> RGBS to YPrPb --> component output --> TV. At first, I thought it didn't work because the first TV I tried didn't support the component signals. I got a black screen. But I kept trying different TVs and about half of them would work, and when it worked, the output was absolutely beautiful. The TV deinterlacing was often perfect so you could use interlaced modes without any jitter.
  • Rolling Picture on Commodore 1084S-P1": {Thread @ discussing a rolling picture using a C=1084S-P1 monitor and in depth discussion about video signals and more}
  • Creating a new Amiga OS: Reflections of a 50 year old developer: My first programming experience was Basic on a ZX81. Then my step-dad bought me a c64 and I was hooked. And I have been a software developer ever since. When I was lucky enough to get an Amiga, I started with Amiga Basic while dabbing in Kuma Seka Assembler, learning the ropes. Eventually Blitz Basic came onto the scene and it was a perfect match since it compiled to real binaries (real machine code, as opposed to bytecodes or “P-Code” as it was called back then), and allowed users to write inline assembly side-by-side with basic statements.
  • Formatting an IDE Drive for use in an Amiga 500: You may have previously seen the IDE Adapters that I'd built for my Amiga 500 over here (internal) and here (external). Whilst they worked very well with FAT32 drives attached, I had no end of trouble trying to work out how to partition, format and mount as a native Amiga disk. For everything below, you'll want to use this bootdisk.
  • Amiga 500 – Internal IDE Port: Whilst looking for side-car Amiga A590 Hard drives for the Amiga 500, I found this deisgn at PCBWay of an internal IDE interface. The design seemed pretty straight-forward, but it did have its caveats. The main one was that this device does not Auto-Configure and therefore needs a boot floppy to use it.
  • Amiga 500 IDE Emulator: Very easy to build, small, internal, speed is 400-720kb/sec, able to mount OFS/FFS/fat95/...any? partitions. No autoboot, but it is working on a stock A500 (1.3 kickrom without fastram)!
  • A500ide, a simple non-autobooting IDE Hard disk interface for Amiga 500 {ARCHIVED 15 May 2020}: These are instructions for building a simple non-autobooting IDE hard disk and ATAPI CDROM interface for Amiga 500's side slot connection. It might work with other Amigas. Many people have built this hack and it has worked without problems for many of them. But for some people it has not worked.
  • Amiga 500 – External IDE Port: After building an internal IDE port for the Amiga 500, it was time to try an external port that connects to the expansion slot. This happened to be another lesson in taking-your-time-and-doing-proper-research.
  • Zorro II Cards On The Amiga 500: The next build for my Amiga 500 was a Zorro II Card Slot Adapter. This unit uses the expansion slot on the left-hand side of the Amiga (just like the external IDE adapter) and provides a vertical slot to plug your Zorro II card into. It also has a standard floppy power plug and circuitry to choose this supply if provided, otherwise use power from the Amiga itself.

  • 22 Jun 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! My LAST backdated posting then I'm back on track! For what it's worth I will NEVER let myself get 3 months behind again! ha ha. This has been an absolute NIGHTMARE to update! AAGGHHH.. LOL!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Well... We're waiting...
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (10) YTD (290)

      • Retro meeting, CZ and 1080p video on AmigaOS 4 with A1222: {Another wonderful blog post by Epsilon about his trip to the early May Adelaide Retro Computer group meeting and his adventure getting 1080p video on his A1222.}
      • kernels: Linux kernels for X1000 and X5000 PowerPC computers.
      • A-EON X1000: {Pictures, screenshots of the X1000 internals and it running various Linux distributions. Also older Linux kernels for the X1000 and X5000.}
      • A1222 (Tabor board) Linux downloads: User Name: tabor. Password: amigaone {VArious Linux kernals, application, utilities, games and more}
      • Using a Logitech K400 Plus Keyboard with the A1222 Plus: Using a PC oriented keyboard, and especially, one with a touchpad, can present challenges when used on an Amiga. In this blog, I'll outline the challenges, and present my solutions to make this keyboard very usable with the A1222 Plus. Many of these tips apply to other keyboards with other models of computers running AmigaOS4.
      • The Guru Mediatation: {Translated from French} Who has never been enraged by wild crashes while using their machine? Windows is well known for its records in this genre but the Amiga remains a machine where crashes are still present. They are called "Guru Meditation" or "software failure" and we will try to find out more about them.
      • Prevue (ESQ): The Prevue software (internally named ESQ) was used to power the Prevue Channel from its inception in 1988. In the US, it was phased out in 2000, and replaced by the Windows-based Hollywood platform. In other markets, it was maintained until 2002. Like EPG Sr., Prevue ran on the Amiga platform.
      • Running the Prevue Channel Software in WinUAE: This guide teaches you how to set up an emulated Amiga with WinUAE running the Prevue Channel software. {Here you can find links to v. 9.0.4, 7.8.3 & 7.3.13}
      • AmigaPCI Hardware Reference: This document is an in-depth description of the architecture of the AmigaPCI system. Although all efforts have been made to make the document as complete and error-free as possible, it is presented AS-IS. No warranty or guarantee is made that the contents are valid for all use cases. This document assumes at least basic knowledge of Motorola, Amiga, and PCI architecture. This document introduces unique concepts, including specifications for AUTOCONFIG capable PCI devices.
      • PCI Hardware Developer Reference: This document defines how the PCI Local Bus Rev. 2.3 specification is implemented in the AmigaPCI. It is not a substitute for the PCI Local Bus Specification or relevant Motorola user manuals. It is expected the reader has reviewed and understands the tenants of the PCI Bus as defined in the PCI Local Bus Specification, Rev 2.3, and the relevant Motorola user manuals.

    15 Jun 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! They did it! The publishers of the AmigaOS 3.2 Reference Manual have translated it into English! If you haven't been tracking it the book is 450 pages covering OS 3.2 in all its glory! Delivery time: August 26, 2024. From the website.

      “AmigaOS 3.2 Reference Manual” features clear explanations of the basics and advanced functions of AmigaOS 3.2 and valuable insights into the Amiga system, from A to Z.

      The book is aimed at ambitious users who want to master the basics of the operating system, learn more in-depth techniques and gain an insight into the possibilities for advanced use of the system. And it is intended to awaken the desire to use and get back into using the system and pave the way for the basics beyond the operating system.

      The book is aimed at ambitious users who want to master the basics of the operating system, learn more in-depth techniques and gain an insight into the possibilities for advanced use of the system. And it is intended to awaken the desire to use and get back into using the system and pave the way for the basics beyond the operating system.

      Please note that the print run of “AmigaOS 3.2 Reference Manual” will be strictly limited. Early bird customers who purchase their book until 21st July 2024 will benefit from our special offer: the combined price of the book and the digital edition (PDF) is 35 €, saving 10 €.

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    Amiga Legal News Update
      - So does ANYONE have ANY clues about what's going on???
    Today's Theme
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      • Coffin/OS: Coffin/OS (versions R52, R53, R54, R55, R56, R57, R58),R59, R60, R61, R62, R63 and Pistorm Versions, are customized distributions from the Amiga OS 3.9, please note you can already download these for free but our versions are already pre-setup with updated drivers ready out of the box for Vampire cards a500v2 a600 and A1200 also the V4 sa version. Firebird and icedrake boards.
      • The Amiga 8 sprite myth : There seems to be a common misconception regarding the sprite hardware used in the Commodore Amiga line of computers. I do hear it every once and a while being repeated when people are comparing systems, so I decided to write this post to try and set the record straight.
      • 42 Years of programming – The Amiga: I’m doing a retrospective of 42 years on programming, concentrating on how the various computer differ from the current ones. Today I will talk about the Amiga.
      • Classic Workbench Green Amiga Alien Edition: Welcome to a very special Workbench - one that comes in Alien Green or Earthly Blue! This Workbench includes a design, dockbar (with hand drawn images) and programs put together by Paul the Green Amiga Alien , who sadly is no longer with us. He began a project that never got finished back in 2002, essentially wanting to create a Workbench pack for A600 users like himself. The work was never completed, until now... This release is dedicated to him and his contribution to the Amiga community over the years. Our memories are with you Paul, rest in peace.
      • PicoWyfy: PicoWyfy is a wireless network interface controller (WNIC) that connects to the clockport of an Amiga computer. It is designed around the Raspberry Pi Pico W board.
      • Is compact flash worth bothering with any more?": {Thread @ reddit discussing the pro/cons of using a compact flash
      • Amiga and The Weather Connection": {Thread @ reddit discussing "a complete weather graphics system based on the Amiga 2000, with the target user being TV stations in the production of there daily weather broadcasts."}
      • Interview with Sid Meier from 2004: This is an interview with games industry legend Sid Meier, originally posted on Addicted to Pirates!, a now closed fansite for Sid Meier’s Pirates! that was run by Kristian Foshaug. It was originally published November 23, 2004, to coincide with the release of Firaxis’ remake of Sid Meier’s Pirates!
      • An Addicted Interview with Sid Meier - Part 1 {ARCHIVED 3 Jan 2006}: Addicted to Pirates! has been so lucky to do an interview with the God of all games, Sid Meier himself! Sid Meier has come up with some of the greatest games of all time, such as Railroad Tycoon, Colonization, Alpha Centauri, the Civilization-series, and of course, Sid Meier's Pirates! All of them are games that I myself have played hundreds of hours, each! Anyways, enough of me talking, let's get down to business!
      • An Addicted Interview with Sid Meier - Part 2 {ARCHIVED 17 Dec 2005}: Addicted to Pirates! has done an interview with the creator of games such as Railroad Tycoon, Colonization, the Civilization-series, Alpha Centauri, Sim Golf, and not to mention - Pirates! Here is the second part of the interview, read and enjoy!

    8 Jun 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Only two more posting to go then I'm FINALLY caught up! As a BIG fan of all the Softwood products, I am VERY HAPPY to see not only is Final Writer back in development but, it's coming preinstalled on the A600GS. A BIG THANKS goes out to Timothy Deters for keeping FW alive! I wonder if my floppies in the attic still work?

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    • As always has a wonderful writeup about the latest plugin for Hollywood.Hollywood goes LaTeX: hTeX 1.0 released Press release: "Airsoft Softwair, the unstoppable coding machine, is back on your screen with a massive new Hollywood plugin release: hTeX. hTeX allows you to experience the wonderful world of LaTeX as it makes it possible to use the LaTeX markup language from Hollywood. This makes it possible to easily display mathematical formulas in your Hollywood scripts and Hollywood Designer projects. On top of that, you can also use more advanced LaTeX features like tables, boxes, and finetuned formatting. Finally, hTeX also allows you to export LaTeX formatted text as PDF documents, SVG images, and PNG images."
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      • The mouSTer project is here: The mouSTer project was initially described in one of my previous posts as an adapter that will support multiple retro computers. This is a device that allows connecting any USB (not ps/2 protocol type only) mouse to as many old computers as possible.
      • Why was Amiga not as successful in America?": {Thread @ reddit descussing "I know the Amiga was popular in Europe, UK and Australia. But why did it not reach the same heights in US? Do you think because Atari there was just too popular? Or was there not enough marketing of the Amiga in US? What are your thoughts?"}
      • MilkyTracker - Cross-Platform XM Tracker: MilkyTracker is an multi-platform music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files. It attempts to recreate the module replay and user experience of the popular DOS program Fasttracker II, with special playback modes available for improved Amiga ProTracker 2/3 compatibility.
      • BlueSCSI tools for the Commodore Amiga: 2 utilities for managing a BlueSCSI V2 or ZuluSCSI in a Commodore Amiga. You can select the device/unit from the properties of the icon. Optionally you can specify these on the command line. CD Changer. The CD Changer allows you to swap between CD ISO images on your SD card on the fly. SD Transfer. The SD Transfer tool allows you to transfer files from the SD card to the Amiga.
      • BlueSCSI: BlueSCSI is hardware that reproduces SCSI devices (hard disks, optical, etc) with an Pico 2040 dev board.r>
      • The birth of 3DPro": {Thread @ reddit when a user gives an in depth response about the birth of 3DPro at Waldorf computers in Alexandria, VA.}
      • Portal:Amiga: {Wikipedia's Amiga Portal}
      • Power A5000: The Power A5000 was a planned Amiga clone computer, announced by German DCE Computer Service GmbH and British Amiga peripherals manufacturer Power Computing Ltd. (Not to be confused with Power Computing Apple clone manufacturer). It was one of the first Amiga clone computers announced after Gateway purchased the Amiga in 1997.
      • An Ode to Deluxe Paint: The Kaleidoscopic Magical Motion Machine. When first seeing an Amiga 500 computer, it wasn't the games but a copy of the painting program Deluxe Paint II that really got me hooked. Since then, computers and visual art have forever been linked in my mind.
      • Computer Legends: Amiga - A tribute synthwave song by Victor Vergara "Awesome": This is the second song in my Computer Legends Series. Next release will be the ZX Spectrum song. "Awesome" by Victor Vergara pays homage to the iconic Amiga computer through a catchy synthwave pop song. Dive into the nostalgia of the Amiga era with awesome games, 4 channels music and the greatest demoscene ever! (C) 2024 Victor Vergara "Awesome" Computer Legends: Amiga is available in all music platforms.

    1 Jun 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Holy CRAP!! I finally made it to June. Rabbits - Rabbits - Rabbits! Only 3 more posts until I'm back on schedule and rock'n again!
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    • Zoom Event: TPUG Meeting for May 30, 2024: Dave Haynie !: Please join us for an evening of discussion with a living legend – Mr. Dave Haynie. His career at Commodore began in 1983 as an engineer under Bil Herd. He was later promoted to chief engineer, and stayed with Commodore until the very end in 1994.
    • New issue: Boing #8 has been published
    • New issue: REV'n'GE #158 has been published
    • New issue: APoV #5 has been published Don't know how I wasn't tracking this.
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      • Gotek internal A500 mount: An internal Gotek mounting bracket for the Amiga 500 designed in DesignSpark Mechanical 4.0. I was not happy with the internal mount I got when buying a Gotek floppy emulator for the Amiga 500. I did a respin to better position the usb socket and the oled display, and to fit both the revision A and B of the A500/500+ Cases. This is the result.: description
      • APoV Magazine: An Amiga magazine from
      • GottaGoFastRAM 8MB Autoconfig Fast RAM: This is an 8MB Autoconfig Fast RAM for Amiga 500/1000/2000/CDTV based on mkl's mem68k. It's small size allows it to be stacked on top of an ide68k board. Rather than use the original mem68k Abel code I have written a new memory controller in Verilog
      • GottaGoFastRAM2000 8MB Autoconfig Fast RAM: This is an 8MB Autoconfig Fast RAM for the Amiga 2000
      • GottaGoFaZt3r Fast RAM: 256MB Autoconfig Fast RAM for the Amiga 3000/4000
      • GRETA: Expansion board for the Amiga A500 computer providing SDRAM, Secure Digital mass storage and Ethernet interface. Features: Attaches to the Amiga A500 expansion bus, 8 MiB Fast RAM (Zero wait state & Always available to the system via Amiga AUTOCONFIG protocol, SPI controller (For interfacing with Secure Digital storage) & 10/100Mbit Ethernet PHY
      • Joydivision: This adapter was created because I missed to be able to control my old games in emulators with a real controller (Joysticks), just as they where inteded to be played =) This adapter is created as a HID that doesn't requires any specific drivers (thanks to V-USB which is used). That means that you just need to plug it in, configure your emulator to use the HID-device and start playing!
      • OPEN AMIGA SAMPLER: Open source schematics, parts lists and documentation for building a generic 8bit/mono Amiga parallel port sound sampler
      • OpenA1200RTC: OpenA1200RTC is an Open Hardware RTC module for the Amiga 1200.
      • OpenAmigaVideoHybrid: OpenAmigaVideoHybrid is an Open Hardware implementation of the Video Hybrid integrated circuit used in some Commodore Amiga computers (Commodore Part No. 390229-0x).

    25 May 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Still catching up... Last entry for May. Can't wait till the next one because I will have FINALLY made it to the same month as the next 4 postings!
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      • BOING interview with George Sokianos: At the end of 2022, George Sokianos announced that he was launching a very ambitious project: to port WebKit rendering engine on AmigaOS 4 in order to be able to display the pages of the most modern websites. He kindly agreed to say a little more... The interview was done by Glames and published in our (French) Amiga magazine BOING, issue #7 (October, 2023).
      • Custom Chip Register List: This is a listing of the Amiga custom registers housed inside the Agnus that control the various custom chips in the OCS, ECS, and AGA chipsets. This is the basis of hardware programming - you use these registers (and the CIA registers) to control all of the computer hardware. Click a register description to read more.
      • Amiga Development Reverse engineering for the Commodore Amiga: This page is intended to serve as a central place for information related to development using the Amiga hardware.
      • Building an Amiga PSU around an RPT-75B: A lot of people use Meanwell power supplies as the replacements for the poor quality ones that came with the Amiga. Typically, the 50W variants such as the RPT-60B are used because it fits nicely inside an original Amiga power supply. I wanted to see if I could use a 75W PSU for heavily upgraded Amigas. Here is the journey.
      • Amiga RPT-75B PSU: Testing and enhancements: In my previous blog post, I showed how to make a new, high-spec power supply for Amiga 500 / 600 / 1200 computers. Now I want to do some testing and there are a few improvements that can be made. Let’s get to it!
      • Lite XL: Overview. Lite XL is derived from lite. It is a lightweight text editor written mostly in Lua — it aims to provide something practical, pretty, small and fast easy to modify and extend, or to use without doing either. The aim of Lite XL compared to lite is to be more user friendly, improve the quality of font rendering, and reduce CPU usage. Customization. Additional functionality can be added through plugins which are available in the plugins repository or in the Lite XL plugins repository. Additional color themes can be found in the colors repository. These color themes are bundled with all releases of Lite XL by default.
      • NDK Setup for the SAS/C compiler: Although its development has been discontinued some years after Commodore went under, SAS/C Version 6 still is one of the best and recommendable C-compilers for classic AmigaOS development until today.
      • NDK Setup for the VBCC Compiler: vbcc is a highly optimizing portable and retargetable ISO C compiler by Volker Barthelmann. It supports ISO C89 and a subset of C99. It's also still being developed and offers a variety of target distributions and cross-compiling options. Best of all: It's free. The AmigaOS distribution of vbcc is maintained by Frank Wille and can be downloaded here. Frank added support for the NDK3.2 in vbcc 0.9h, so you'll have to get this version or a later one.
      • FlashROM: The Amiga FlashROM solution from OnyxSoft is a OpenSource project which is intended as a drop-in solution for Classic Amiga kickstart ROMs. The project is based around the flash chip AM29F800BB from AMD (and other manufacturer). This chip can (if used in the right pin configuration) be a direct drop-in solution for the older EPROM styled chipset like AM27C400 but have the advantage to be by nature easier to work with since it's a flashrom and does not need a special eraser for UW light etc.
      • Floppy_adaptor V2.5: Converts PC floppy drive interface to Amiga/Shugart bus interface. Now also supports the Atari ST/TT. Only supports Double Density (DD) disks but works with an HD drive in DD mode. The native files in EagleCAD format are included. The Zip file contains the Gerber data

    18 May 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Still catching up but I'm over the hump and picking up speed!

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    • At some point I plan to group all the A1222 links in to one searchable page but until then I think Ktadd's tutorial on partitioning a new SSD drive for your new A1222 system looks to be MANDITORY reading!
    • ACube Systems is pleased to announce a new release of the U-Boot firmware for its Sam460 line of motherboards. New in this version: added support for Radeon RX cards, updated x86 emulator, fixed USB handling especially for keyboard support, new boot logo and menu graphics, added FAT support and fixed several typos and small graphic mistakes. You have to appreciate the fact they are still updating and providing support for their systems.
    • New issue: ZZAP! AMIGA Micro Action #15 has been released.
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      • Modifying a PC floppy drive to work inside an Amiga 500: My Amiga 500 Plus no longer has an internal floppy drive. It was given away months ago to help another Amiga user. I needed to replace it, and I realised that I’m completely out of Amiga floppy drives. So, I decided to see if I could convert a PC one to fit. Here is the story.
      • 1984 Amiga Presentation by Amiga Computer, Inc. : On June 14, 1984, Don Greenbaum, the Treasurer of Commodore International Limited, was at a secret meeting to negotiate the acquisition of Amiga Computer, Inc. This document was provided to Commodore by Amiga Computer, Inc to describe the Amiga computer. Don couldn't recall if the document was given to him at the June 14 meeting, or if he received it prior to the meeting. This document was generously contributed by Don Greenbaum.
      • Weird Amiga 1200 Issue Repaired: In the last week, an Amiga 1200 was dropped off at my workshop to be repaired. That isn’t unusual, but the faults were unusual enough that I thought I should blog about them. The Problem... Just the motherboard was brought to me, and I was told that it would work for 15 minutes and then crash to a black screen. Sure enough, when I tested it, I could only run it for about 15-20 minutes at most.
      • DiskFlashback: A Windows package to use Floppy Disk Images Files & Non/PC Real Floppy Disks in Windows, directly. I wanted to be able to access floppy disks from my Amiga, and other formats without having to boot an emulator. I wanted to be able to open a disk image file (like ADF, IMG etc) in Windows in the easiest way possible, as well as be able to use a real floppy drive too and see whats on it. So I decided to build this - which allows you to view and edit the contents of real disks and disk images directly from Windows Explorer, and yes, you can even read non-PC floppy disks in real time too (hardware required).
      • A simple AmigaOS GUI in assembler: This tutorial also fitted in as an example for my first book The complete source of the example can be downloaded from the downloads page. Since the book is also intended for assembly programmers I decided to produce a similar example source to do the same GUI related things in assembly. This post is not as much a tutorial but more a accompanying text to the assembly source, which has also been made available on the download page
      • amiga-hddlw: Adapts a regular PC floppy drive for high density operation on an Amiga computer
      • Wi-Fi driver for AmiKit PiStorm: The content of this archive, if copied to AmiKit, will enable 2.4GHz or 5GHz Wi-Fi with WPA/WPA2 encrypted support for your Amiga with PiStorm. You don't need any of those outdated Amiga network cards anymore, because now the Raspberry Pi's internal Wi-Fi module will provide a super fast internet for your Amiga!
      • A1222Plus up and running. What now? : So, the hardware is installed, and I've successfully booted from the Emergency USB recovery stick. What now? Partitioning the SSD drive of course. Now this may sound like a simple task and, in general, it is. The most difficult part is deciding how many partitions, what they will be used for, and how big each one should be.
      • CBMretro: {Online shop with parts for the Amiga and C=64}
      • backslide to arcanum: I’ve always really enjoyed reading about the technical details involved in other demos, like the write-ups from Leonard, Paradroid, and Slummy. So, I’ve included my own commentary below.

    11 May 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! On a roll!! One more week down... Six more to go!
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      • Serena: Serena is an experimental operating system with an object-oriented kernel for Amiga 3000/4000 computers with support for pervasive preemptive concurrency and multiple users.
      • Soundtracker origins, part 1: Where in the World is Karsten Obarski?: Today I’m starting a series of articles which is no less about passion and nostalgia, but tries to go further behind the curtains, and talks about the ones who made soundtracking possible: Mr. Obarski of course, but also those who inspired him (and those who, in turn, inspired them).
      • Soundtracker origins, part 2: Welcome to Turrican, aah hahahaha: So, where were we? In part 1 of this series, we learnt more about Karsten Obarski, who became the « Father of the Soundtracker » at age 22. Through existing interviews, we got to understand where he came from, how he came to create his Ultimate Soundtracker tool on Amiga in 1987, why he called it quits a few months afterwards… and where he probably took his inspiration for The Ultimate Soundtracker.
      • Soundtracker origins, part 3: Facing a stone mountain: In Part 2 of this series, Chris Hülsbeck told me that he remembers using Steinberg’s MIDI Multitrack Sequencer tool on the Commodore 64 computer, around the time he wrote his own tool, Soundmonitor.
      • Soundtracker Origins, interlude: The coders behind the Cambrian explosion: Remember Part 31 of this series of articles on Soundtracker? Those were the days! I fondly remember writing the following, near the end of that article: The next parts will focus on each of the two parallel paths that I highlighted above: The Fairlight CMI path: finding out how they came up with the idea for their Page R sequencer. The « Commodore » path, going down the JMS rabbit hole, and their Multitrack Composer. Will there be more parts? Who knows? I sure don’t!
      • Stickers Renew Remastered - A Wonderful set of 174 Remastered labels for 59 Games: Get rea to make your floppy disk and CD collection shine like never before with Stickers Renew Remastered. Previously available in their original releases, this new edition has been designed with a single objective : Illuminate your collection! Completely remastered, these new labels has been fully reworked with cleaned and high-definition pictures, a striking level of details and colours that are more vibrant than ever. Other minor elements have also been improved to strengthen the visual identity. Quite simply, they are as
      • Once again Blogger has put my photos in reverse order, even though I renamed them. Oh, well, enjoy the pics of the assembly of the A1222+. My thanks to Duncan M. of The Other Group of Amigoids and his expertise in putting the machine together; I would have done a hack job on it if I were to do it!
        different as chalk and cheese!
      • rkrm-dos: An RKRM-style reference of AmigaDOS/dos.library. This project is a documentation of the AmigaDOS subsystem of AmigaOs, the dos.library, its handlers, file-systems and structures. It is available under the THOR-Software License v3.
      • Amiga-Scoopex-C: My attempt at converting Scoopex's superb Amiga Hardware coding tutorials into C.
      • Announcing NetBSD 10.0 (Mar 28, 2024): {They are still supporting the 68k Amiga & MacoSystem Draco systems and the PowerPC-based Amiga boards.

    4 May 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Finally got caught up to May. Only 8 more updates to go... Yup it's the 4 of of May... And while I'll ALWAYS pick Star Trek over Star Wars, I'll leave you with this...

    Nanu Nanu!

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      • English translation of the German OS 3.9 Das Buch book: {I came across this link in a thread. Markus Nerding mentioned "A few years ago I did a "PDF Translation" of the German OS 3.9 Das Buch book. Here is a link to my Dropbox"}
      • AMOS Pro BSD Socket Extension 1.1.4 Released: Version 1.1.4 of the AMOS Pro BSD Socket extension is out, and it’s a big one. Thanks to both an anonymous contributor and some improved M68K assembler debugging techniques, this version has multiple crash bugs fixed, as well as an issue that prevented the extension from working well on non-emulated Amigas. Upgrading is highly recommended!
      • Anniversary 30 Years Ago Today, Commodore Died On this day 30 years ago, computer giant Commodore announced it was to enter voluntary bankruptcy and liquidation.
      • Commodore Bankruptcy – Associated Press 1994 WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Commodore International Ltd., a pioneer in the personal computer industry, said late Friday it is going out of business.
      • We're Getting A Full-Size Amiga 'Console' In 2024. With a working keyboard! Retro Games Ltd., the company behind the C64 and A500 Mini micro-consoles, has revealed its product roadmap for the next few years. The headline news is that the company plans to release a full-size "Amiga console" in Q4, 2024. This will sit alongside the A500 Mini system, which launched in 2022. It has been confirmed that the new system will have a fully working keyboard.
      • Lets make an ADF and populate Lets get files to your Amiga. There are plenty of times where we want to copy files to your Amiga. How do we do it? What options exist? Well here I will discuss how to make an ADF then copy files to populate it!
      • GoDRIvE600 Commodore Amiga 600 Floppy emulator: GoDRIvE600 is a complete solution for A600, to keep original Floppy drive and have FDD emulator. GoDRIvE600 lets you have both inside and switch between them on the go. You can use either an FDD or floppy drive emulator, but NOT both at the same time.
      • Commodore Executive Rift Denied As Tramiel Quits – New York Times: By DAVID E. SANGER JAN. 16, 1984. jack-tramiel-atari-august-1984The chairman of Commodore International Ltd. denied yesterday that a dispute with directors had led to the unexpected resignation late Friday of Jack Tramiel, Commodore’s hard- driving and mercurial founder.
      • Mambo's Amiga Blog: {All off Mambo's Coffin OS pages}
      • Best Amiga Games Of All Time: The finest games on Commodore's beloved 16-bit system... The Amiga is perhaps the most beloved example of a home computer turned gaming machine and is responsible for bringing many classic series to the world. Sensible Soccer, Lemmings, Worms and Speedball 2 all began life on Commodore's system and helped to cement its place as one of the most exciting gaming platforms of its era.

    31 Apr 24
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      - Let's celebrate International Amiga Day.

    This is GREAT!
    Pic from from

    Happy Birthday Jay Miner.

    29 Apr 24
    Today's Highlights
      - Can you all believe today we celebrate, or morn, the 30th anniversary of the death of Commodore. And 30 years later we are really no closer to finally resolving the DUMPSTER FIRE that it left behind. .

    27 Apr 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Train keeps a rollin' all night long....

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    • New issue: REV'n'GE #157 has been published
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      • vAmiga 0.9: Webassembly port of the Amiga emulator vAmiga by Dirk Hoffmann; requires a recent version of Chrome/Edge or Firefox.
      • Amiga RGB SCART Adapter: This adapter converts Amiga video connector to RGB SCART. The Adapter has 3,5mm stereo audio input so Amiga audio can be routed from RCA connectors to SCART ouput.
      • Ami Sampler: VSTi 8-bit Sampler inspired by the sound of the famous Commodore Amiga for Windows/MacOS/Linux using VST3/AU/LV2. The Ami Sampler brings that feel and that sound into the modern world of Digital Audio Workstations. Obviously heavily inspired by the Amiga, as well as Protracker and Fasttracker, it also draws inspiration from last trackers like Triton's Fasttracker II and Milkytracker in addition to some modern sampler VST plugins. While in no way an emulator nor a recreation of the limitations that the late 80s software had, the Ami Sampler strives to take the classic sound of the Amiga but still allow it to stand up with a modern DAW setting.
      • GreaseweazleGUI: GreaseweazleGUI.Net is a Windows GUI wrapper for the python script running Keir’s STM32F1/F7 “blue pill” micro-controller widget. I attempt to easily construct the command line arguments that are expected by his python code.
      • Gopherized : A Gopher browser for classic Amiga!: Lately I've been rediscovering old technologies, especially everything that existed before the WEB as we know it today... I therefore decided to develop a Gopher client for Amiga (68k) using AMOS Professional and after a first version I'm here to share with you the second one with various fixes, removed bugs and other interesting features.
      • What exactly was the Amiga Ranger?: Ranger was to be the next generation Amiga, which the original West Coast Amiga engineers began working on in 1986-87, following the release of the Amiga 1000. Jay Miner improved the graphics chipset for Ranger to address the twin problems of chip (i.e. Graphics, Sound, DMA) RAM memory space and bandwidth in the Amiga 1000.
      • Amithlon Info/Patches/Kernel Source: As a former Amiga user, having owned the A1000, A2000, A3000 and A4000 with a multitude of hardware add-ons, I was very late to discover Amithlon, an Amiga emulation that uses standard x86 hardware to run the Amiga OS, Amiga OS 3.9 in fact. Once discovering this awesome software, I've spent hours on the net searching for more information and how to get the best out of it. Lots of dead-end links as well as some very useful tips helped me get Amithlon running on a number of old computers I had with varying pieces of hardware. I'm hoping to make available as much information and resources as possible, though Amithlon itself can not be provided.
      • Digital Retro Bay: The seller for high quality Retro computing items such as the GoDrive, Keyboard membranes and 3D Printing.
      • CF / SD and large drives FAQ": {Thread @ English Amiga Board}
      • BSzili's AmigaOS ports: {LOTS and LOTS of ports. Including: Duke3dw, uHexen2: Hammer of Thyrion, GLQuake-SDL, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, WildMidi, Aliens vs. Predator, Freeciv 2, Warzone 2100, Wolfenstein 3D and Spear of Destiny, Dark Forces, Doom & much much more!!!}

    20 Apr 2024

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      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Chugga... Chugga... Chugga...

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      • At the BRITS! (well one of our refurbished A1200 units was): Having been refurbishing Amiga’s for the last 5 years professionally. Never did I think we would be in 2024 and live on TV you see not only one of our Amiga A1200 units on an Instagram story but the story is from Calvin Harris himself! Check it out:
      • Calvin Harris A500 Plus! story": {Thread @ covering the DJ Calvin Harris and his A500 story!}
      • Interview: Calvin Harris on software, hardware and hit-making: Ask chart-topping, multiplatinum producer Calvin Harris for the secret behind all of his recent success and he'll answer you with remarkable honesty. "Luck! Pure and simple," he says with a grin. "I'd been sending out demos and CDs for years. I knew my stuff was good enough, but I was getting nowhere. Then, three people - my future manager and two publishers - happened to send one of my tracks to EMI publishing in the same week. All of a sudden, they were interested!
      • Building an ReAmiga 4000CR Part 1: This time it is time to build an ReAmiga 4000CR..
      • RIPPLE IDE: Zorro 2 IDE Interface for Amiga 2000/3000/4000. Features: Autoboot, ROM can be updated simply by booting the update disk, Works with Kickstart 1.3 and up, Supports up to 2TB drives, Supports ATAPI Devices (CD/DVD-ROM, Zip disk etc), Boot from ZIP/LS-120 etc, Boot from CD-ROM, SCSI Direct, NSD, TD64 support & Uses lide.device
      • Amiga Games That Weren't: Welcome to Amiga Games That Weren't. Legend tells of a breed of Amiga games that never crawled out of the primordial development swamp of their early existence. Games that never stood blinking in the sunlight of the gaming world. Games that were never devoured by predators of the Amiga jungle. They are the... Amiga Games That Weren't.
      • 25 years of Games That Weren’t: Games That Weren’t has been running for a quarter of a century this year, which is not only staggering, but also a bit scary if I’m honest. For 25 years, we have been documenting and preserving as much unreleased software as we can for a variety of platforms. Though it all began with just the Commodore 64 at the start, the machine I grew up with and still play today.
      • Found Vocal Tracks from the 1987 Song - Only Amiga Makes it Possible: {Thread @ reddit where vocal tracks for the 1987 song Only Amiga Makes it Possible have been found}
      • {} CBM COMDEX 87 Elaine Vocals - Amiga Song: CBM COMDEX 87 Elaine Vocals - Amiga Song
      • The Commodore Amiga was the COOLEST: Dominik Diamond recently deemed the Amiga as 'painfully uncool'. It is my mission, nay, my DUTY, to set the record straight.

    13 Apr 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! I'm plugging right along. Hopefully I'm caught up by next year. LOL!

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      • FluxMyFluffyFloppy : A GUI for Greaseweazle Host Tools
      • The Rise and Fall of 3M’s Floppy Disk: {A good history of the 3M's Floppy disk}
      • Amiga 2K Front Panel: {Description translated from DE} The Amiga 2K front panel expands the Amiga 2000 with a panel for the 5.25" slot. This allows an external keyboard switch from the 7-bit A234 to be used internally and fully operated from the outside by plugging a USB keyboard / USB wireless dongle into the top left slot... The USB slot in the middle is used to externally access the RaspberryPi USB port that sits on the PiStorm 2K , so you can easily make files accessible to the Amiga OS... The button in the middle is connected to an HDMI switch and lights up as soon as the HDMI output of the PiStorm is switched to the RGBtoHDMI output. This allows an HDMI monitor to be used comfortably both for the classic HIRES resolution of games but also via the PiStorm you can work with the Workbench up to 4K. The lower slot leads the RaspberryPi's micro SD card to the outside using an extension cable. The space on the left side of the panel is for the later installation of a GoTek Systems USB Drive
      • Sampling sound on the Amiga : Almost any modern PC is capable of recording sound. I mean, even the sound interfaces that are part of the mother board nowadays have microphone connectors as well as line-in connectors. This was different in the days of the Amiga when a PC by default could only beep. At least each Amiga came with stereo line-out connectors that allows it to playback audio, but unfortunately none came with audio inputs. To be able to record sound on your Amiga additional hardware needed to be purchased. This article describes one example of such hardware, the "sampling cartridge" for the Amiga.
      • {celebrating and archiving German Computer magazines}
      • Sam460LE and A1222 Plus, a welterweight duel: Today, at the beginning of 2024, we are experiencing an unusual situation in the AmigaNG world. We have two entry-level computers to choose from: in 2023, ACube launched a new version of Sama460 - Sam460LE, and this year, after a long journey full of vicissitudes, AAA technology also introduced A1222 Plus. Concurrence of two computers of the same category is something completely unusual in the AmigaNG world, therefore it is often discussed which of them is which and who is better.
      • lide.device: An Open source IDE driver for Amiga computers. Features: Autoboot, Works with Kickstart 1.3 and up, Supports up to 2TB drives*, Supports ATAPI Devices (CD/DVD-ROM, Zip disk etc), Boot from ZIP/LS-120 etc, Boot from CD-ROM* & SCSI Direct, NSD, TD64 support.
      • My undying love for the painfully uncool Amiga: It may have looked like something you’d see a bank teller use, but it withstood heavy battering. And it ran the coolest games
      • Specy: The all in one web editor for M68K
      • AmiBench: AmiBench is a proprietry desktop environment developed by AmigaKit Ltd for the A600GS, Commodore-Amiga computers and Next Generation Amiga-like computers. It is built upon AmigaKit's System Release V46 distribution supplemented by some AROS components. Features: AK-Datatypes, Commands Release V46, Gadget Classes Release V46, AmiBench desktop environment & AmiSphereServer

    6 Apr 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! STIIIIILLLL catching up! Well this week it looks like SOMETHING NEW has happened on the legal side. Everyone's favorite Amiga lawyer gatekeeper, Ben Hermans has had bankruptcy proceedings reopened against him. There is no way I could summarize this any better than the above link so I wont even try!

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      - Things just got interesting again. Can't wait to see where this goes...
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      • Cassic AmigaOS Programming: This book is an introduction to the programming of the classic Amiga OS using C as well as MC68000 assembly language. For the novice it will be an introduction into the basics of the Amiga and its OS, for the programmer who used to do this 30 years ago it will be a nice refresher. Since this book is meant as an introduction it will not cover every single function call of every single library of the OS, nor will it cover every single flag or option for the functions that are covered. It will, however, provide a solid base from where you can start writing your own software for the Commodore Amiga.
      • Kalms C2P routine collection: Here is a fairly complete set of c2p routines, almost one routine for every occasion! The main aim is towards 68030-68060 processors, using CPU-only conversion, although you can find the occasional oddity in some darker corners of the archive. The main aim of this archive is to provide a fairly broad range of fast and easy-to-use c2p routines, so all other programmers need not re-invent the wheel.
      • 68k Counter: Analyses 68000 assembly source to profile resource and size data. For each instruction it will tell you. CPU cycles, Bus read cycles, Bus write cycles & Size in bytes
      • Public Chunky to Planar Converter Sources Chunky to planar converters are something which is needed frequently. Coding one of your own is a difficult and time consuming task. Here is a collection of downloadable sources. Please dont forget to give credits when using one of these sources.
      • Kickstart 02 UK Amiga Expo: UK Commodore Amiga show 29-30 June 2024. Special Guests, Traders, Community, Performers and more.
      • Interview with Camilla Boemann: Today, we're featuring an interview with Camilla Boemann, a Danish developer who is part of the AmigaOS 68k development team and who is in the process of revitalising this mythical operating system. Thank you for all your relevant answers!
      • Packet Radio: Last time I was writing about progress on WiFi driver I have happily received first packet from WiFi chip. Awesome! That did gave me a huge motivation boost! I told you that I will now work on packet scheduler and start scanning for networks. The first part of this task, the scheduler, was simple but still with some issues to be solved. There are several constraints which need to be considered.
      • Furnace The Ultimate Chiptune Music Tracker: System and sound chip galore - supports nearly every old-school 8-bit/16-bit system out there! from the Atari 2600 and Commodore PET to SNES, Genesis and arcades, you'll feel at home with the vast selection of systems Furnace supports. True, real-time sound engine - every sound chip is emulated using many of the best emulation cores out there for a fantastic, true-to-hardware sound. One interface. infinite setups. {win, mac & linux}
      • Revision 2024: "We Are Many": {Amiga demo party results} 29th March - 1st April 2024 Regionalverband Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany
      • 2024 Summer School on Retro Gaming History, Critic, and Development: A summer school dedicated to retro gaming, which invites both humanities and engineering to provide unique insights on retro gaming, both theoretical and practical, and opportunities for cross-fertilization among research fields. Supported by the ACM SIGSOFT and Cloanto.

    28 Mar 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Still catching up! Boy am I behind!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • Emu68 has finally hit v1.0. GREAT work Michal Schulz!
    • New issue: REV'n'GE #156 has been published
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Knock... Knock... Knock...
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      • Amiga Video to VGA adapter and Monitor Switcher all in one: {Translated} All-in-one Amiga video port to VGA adapter with automatic monitor switching and RGB amplifier to minimize typical LCD jail bars.
      • Disk Jockey for macOS: Disk Jockey is a simple-to-use disk image creator and analyser for your retro computers (or emulators!).
      • How to build an Amiga Joystick to USB adapter (DB9 to USB): After ordering a custom joystick from Immortal Joysticks, I was in need of a way to use this legendary stick on the A500 mini. Rather than buy a solution, I opted to build one using my horrible soldering skills and drafted in one of my many 3D printers. As Amiga “builds” go, it’s a simple (and rewarding) project, perfect for someone who just likes to tinker.
      • Amiga 4000 Technical Specifications: Thanks to Amiga Zone for posting all of their press releases on the Amiga Format CD. These tech specs were posted by Commodore some time in 1992. They have been altered slightly to feature other models of the A4000.
      • Minimig compatible Toccata 16-bit sound card: This is a module emulating the playback functionality of the Toccata sound card for the Commodore Amiga. Toccata sound card. The module is written in SystemVerilog, and is intended to be used in the Minimig core. It was not possible for me to get an actual Toccata sound card, or find the documentation for the sound card. This module is implemented by reverse engineering the Toccata sound card emulation of UAE, and looking at the OpenBSD driver. The Toccata sound card uses the AD1848 audio chip, the AD1848 data sheet was used to implement the indirectly exposed registers to the zorro II bus.
      • Booting from a hard drive with the Amiga 500 (kickstart 1.3) on the Replay: One way of booting harddrives on the Replay is by using hard disk files (HDF’s). The Amiga 500 (kickstart 1.3) had no native support for harddrives though, so we need to patch it in. We want to add IDE support to the kickstart, and this patch will, don’t let the SCSI part of the name confuse you. I will not go into the details on why it’s called SCSI patch, but this is the one to use. It’s a backward compatibility thing.
      • Amiga memory map: {Covering it all: Address space, CIA registers & Chip registers}
      • AmiSpeedTest: Test your Amiga's Internet speed!
      • msRay: This is my AMIGA / WINDOWS Raycaster project. The main engine files has been written in C without using any external libraries, so the engine is OS independent. It can be easly adapted to OS that uses 32 bit RGBA buffer rendering.
      • Bare-Metal Amiga Programming : The second book in my "Amiga Programming" series has just been published. Where my previous book concentrated mainly on using the functionality provided by AmigaOS, this book is about programming the hardware of the Amiga directly. Programming the hardware directly is known as "bare-metal programming", which is a technique employed by a large number of game and demo programmers in order to squeeze the last drop op performance from the system.

    22 Mar 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Still catching up!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
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      • mouSTer: mouSTer is a universal USB HID class device to db9 adapter. mouSTer is the first fully configurable USB adapter for old computers.
      • Amiga Icon converter: Display, convert and generate Amiga Icons in plain JavaScript. All Amiga icon formats are supported; Classic OS, Classic OS2, NewIcons, ColorIcons(GlowIcons), Dual PNG and OS4 trueColor transparent ones. The main library works both in the browser as in node. In the browser icons get rendered to canvas. In node, icons are converted to PNG. Example project for both environments are included.
      • Flashback Symposium #01: is the first event laying the groundwork for further events of this kind. The venue is relatively centrally located in Germany, making it accessible to as many vintage computing enthusiasts as possible. In the coming weeks, there will be more information about the program and a schedule. The Flashback Symposium is platform-agnostic, bridging the gap between demo parties, user meetings, and digital holiday camp. The goal is to spend 3 days seeing as many familiar faces as possible, forging new friendships, in a relaxed, entertaining, and familial atmosphere.
      • WinUAE Setup Guide – Step By Step: iWith WinUAE, you can emulate every official Amiga variant as well as a huge range of third-party peripherals such as accelerator cards, RAM expansion & custom ROM images. It is without a doubt, the standard when it comes to Amiga emulation on the PC. Setup on Windows is very straightforward, it comes with pre-loaded configurations, so you can simply select the Amiga you wish to emulate. All you need to do is provide a floppy disk image of a game to get up and running. Also, be sure to check out our guide to the greatest Amiga games, to get inspiration on what to play first on WinUAE!
      • Amiga-Development {ARCHIVED 15 May 2018}: Created for developers of all Amiga camps {Forum for Amiga Development. Vampire, News, Crossplatform-Development, OS specific Development, System, Standard 68k reference platform, AROS Vision, Projects, Hardware-Development, Project Funding, Utilitybase, Other languages, Amiga-Development - Info Center and more}
      • Graphics card emulation for AmigaOS: AmigaOS 4 drivers exist for different graphics cards but each platform specific version of AmigaOS only inlcudes a limited number of drivers for cards supported on that platform. Also QEMU can emulate a number of graphics devices but most of these are not supported by AmigaOS. Therefore it is a problem to find a combination that works and provides good results without much effort from users. This page discusses the different options for graphics card emulation and meant to be a place to collect information about this topic and to give inspiration for potential contributors who may want to look into one of these.
      • The Amazing Amiga: The Amiga represented an evolutionary leap forward in computing’s creative potential.
      • Amiga 500 NTSC VGA 15khz monitor list : My personal list (Golden Child's List) of monitors that will sync to Amiga 500 NTSC 15khz signals with a buffered VGA adapter (purchased from ebay)
      • Amiga Posters & Artwork: Welcome to Amiga Posters & Artwork by Vasilis Psomiadis! This site contains beautiful retro posters and related artwork about some of the most revolutionary home computers of the 80s and early 90s: the Commodore Amiga family! All the available images are done by me, either as recreations of original Commodore posters, packaging, cover boxes, print ads, brochures and catalogs about the Amiga or as my own design concepts and ideas inspired by visual material of the Amiga era.
      • Amiga Christmas Tree (2023): Welcome to the Amiga Christmas Tree website! Please feel free to download anything you like and contact me at arcadecammy at if you have something to add.

    15 Mar 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! I will be retroactively updating my weekly posts until I catch up to current week. Even though I haven't been updating site I am still keeping up with the daily happenings in the Amiga community and cataloging websites.

      - But with that said the biggest news this week was the A1222 TABOR was finally released for purchase. WOW!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Nothing interesting on the RADAR today...
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      • Looking at the new AmigaOne A1222 : This week it was announced that the AmigaOne A1222 system is now available for people to order! We have a new AmigaOS 4 system in 2024! For me, it's release completes a long Hyperion Entertainment official beta testing program I was part of for this new system. I have been under NDA during this process and unable to talk about it, but with the A1222 system now released and final form of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition now set in stone, I confirmed that I can talk about the new system now! So let's dive in!
      • Amiga E v3.3a Compiler for The E Language By Wouter van Oortmerssen: E is an object oriented / procedural / unpure functional higher programming language, mainly influenced by languages such as ++, Ada, Lisp etc. It is a general-purpose programming language, and the Amiga implementation is specifically targeted at programming applications.
      • C++ considered Harmful (and why E is better): This UNFINISHED article is my attempt to comprehensively catalogue most C++'s main failings, since I haven't yet come across anything that does so to my satisfaction. While it is based upon several years of thought on the subject, I may have made some mistakes, since I tend to steer clear of actual use of C++ where-ever possible.
      • EmptyADF: EmptyADF is an easy-to-use blank (empty) ADF files creator. Main features: creating DD (880 KB) or HD (1.76 MB) disk images, OFS or FFS disk images, images with or without system bootblock, disk images with your own label {and more}
      • Sidecar Restauration, Part 1: I was lucky and got hand on a Commodore A1060 "Sidecar". This first part is about the teardown of the Sidecar, and the damage assessment. But what is a Sidecar? When Commodore released the Amiga 1000, its graphics and sound capabilities were unmatched in that price range. However, because the machine was based on the Motorola 68000 processor, users were unable to run existing MS-DOS software on the machine.
      • ApolloExplorer: ApolloExplorer is a file sharing utitlity for getting files to and from your Amiga from the comfort of you PC. It is very simple but very fast. Probably the fastest network transfer software you can find for your amiga. A server software runs in the background on your Amiga and allows a client running on a PC running Windows, Linux or MacOS to connect to the Amiga and browse the local disks.
      • name: BBoot is a simple, minimal boot loader to load AmigaOS on QEMU emulated amigaone and pegasos2 machines. It is replacing the second level boot loader (amigaboot.of on pegasos2 and slb_v2 on amigaone) and makes booting AmigaOS on QEMU simpler and without needing a firmware ROM. The original amigaboot.of only works with the non-free pegasos2 SmartFirmware and slb_v2 is tied to U-Boot, whereas BBoot also works with QEMU's built in minimal Virtual Open Firmware (VOF) on pegasos2 or without U-Boot on amigaone.
      • CD32 / Amiga / C= / Atari controller to USB adapter: This small form-factor USB adapter makes it possible to use Amiga CD32 / Amiga / Commodore / Atari controllers on your PC (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux), Raspberry PI or MiSTer. The adapter has a native 1ms/1000Hz polling rate so input lag is minimal (average less than 1ms). All of the buttons on the Amiga CD32 gamepad are supported, also third party Amiga CD32 controllers are supported. Commodore / Amiga / Atari 1- or 2-button joysticks will also work fine with this adapter, including possible turbo-fire functionality of those joysticks.
      • Dreamland: {Last updated 1 oct 2001 site with a GREAT listing of Sound/Music editors, Samplers, Players, MIDI, Mpeg, Converters and various tools. Wish it maintained}
      • HyperCacheAmiga: Source code to the 1980s Amiga product, version dated 1992. A fellow named Matthew Kott reached out and asked me to release the source code to HyperCache if I still had it, so I dug around, and sure enough I did, so I opted to post it here on Github.

    3 Mar 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Since I'm not adding 30+ sites a week I have had a bit more time to work on the new backend and add some new content. Fingers crossed I can keep it going a few more weeks to completion! yeah right... LOL!! But I AM trying!!

      - And a BIG TODLES to our little buddy SKP!! We LOVE YOU!!! Grandpa can't wait to get you your 1st Amiga!!

    I'm two

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    • WOW does this look %$@*# AWESOME! As someone who LOVES dead tree stuff an actual manual for OS 3.2.x. Why is it only in German? And why did I only take Spanish in High School??? Lol.. Fingers crossed for an English translation!!
    • New issue: Amiga Future #167 has been published
    Amiga Legal News Update
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      • Book: AmigaOS 3.2 – The manual: A practical guide to the Amiga operating system for beginners, advanced users and professionals. “AmigaOS 3.2 – The manual” is the comprehensive reference book for the current Amiga operating system. The book presents the operating system from A to Z and provides tips and tricks for efficient use, explained simply and comprehensibly
      • Coding the anime "woosh" screen on Amiga: The Amiga was a spectacle of graphics and sound when it debuted in 1985. While it can trivially display colorful images like in the above example, doing so in the context of a game engine presents a lot of unique challenges. If you haven't seen the gameplay proof-of-concept video for Magicore Anomala, you can check it out here.
      • The Tech Behind Eon: Tooling!: Eon represents four years of work and during this we made several iterations to various tools and pipelines. I’ll save the 3D scene packer and track loader for separate posts, but this post will cover the other aspects of our pipeline.
      • Let's modify some drives.: The trick to getting PC drives to work with the Amiga is twofold: Get diskchange to pin 2 and ready to pin 34. Then jumper the drive as DS0.
      • Introducing Unijoysticle 2 A500: Unijoysticle 2 A500 is a device that enables Bluetooth gamepads and mice on the Commodore Amiga. It is similar in functionality to the Unijoysticle 2+, but with some additional features tailored for the Amiga, like: Fits in the Amiga 500 / 1200 joystick port without additional cables, New buttons: “mode” button: To easily cycle between “normal”, “mouse” and “enhanced” modes, “swap” button: To easily swap joystick ports. Useful in many scenarios, specially in the Amiga 4000 where the joystick ports are swapped. Additional LED for status: Tells whether Bluetooth pair is enabled, and in which gamepad mode is selected
      • How to configure Picasso96 for AmigaOS 3.x: How to configure Picasso96 for AmigaOS 3.x. Picasso96 is a Retargetable Graphics driver set for graphics cards for the Amiga. A popular make of card were the PicassoII and PicassoIV Zorro cards, hence the name.
      • AmigaNOS (KA9Q) TCP/IP configuration: TCP/IP through serial, between an Amiga 500 and Linux. AmigaNOS (or AmigaTCP or KA9Q) is as far as I know the only TCP/IP stack that works on Kickstart 1.3, besides Commodore's AS225 stack (and probably just it's r1 version), made for the A2065 Zorro-II Ethernet card for Amiga 2000/3000/4000. By the time the Internet became more widespread, Kickstart 2.0 was already out and the more advanced applications all use the capabilities of the newer OS. AmigaNOS is the port of the TCP/IP stack originally written by Phil Karn (callsign: KA9Q) and was intended for amateur packet radio users. As it's tiny and was written in C, it got ported to many systems. The Amiga port was done by John Heaton.
      • CD32WB - Workbench CD for CD32: I made a simple Workbench CD for the Amiga CD32, which can be used on an unexpanded machine. It needs no keyboard, can be used with only the joypad via an on screen keyboard. There are many game collection CDs available (some can even be used for listening .mods or watch .anims), but I missed the AmigaOS look'n'feel, so I made a system for myself. What can it do? You can listen to .mods, .sids, you can watch Amiga and scene related pictures, anims, try some games and demos, read documents (the complete AmigaDOS manual, the CD32 developer kit and many CD32 related articles from Aminet), you can browse other CDs, listen to audio CDs, and most of all, you can expand it to fit your needs, put your favourite games, demos, on it before you burn the iso, if you want.
      • Construction of a PCB in A4000: {A graphic if what the PCB board looks like along with the layers and how to repair an open circuit}
      • Retrotechtacular: Amiga Pips The PC For Mission-Critical Computing At NASA: In 1986, a group of NASA engineers faced a difficult choice in solving their data processing woes: continue tolerating the poor performance of PC architecture, or pony up the cash for exotic workstations. It turns out that the Commodore Amiga was an intriguing third choice, except for the fact that, paradoxically, it didn’t cost enough. Oh, and Apple wanted nothing to do with any of it.
      • BBoot boot loader: BBoot is a simple, minimal boot loader to load AmigaOS on QEMU emulated amigaone and pegasos2 machines. It is replacing amigaboot.of on pegasos2 and slb_v2 on amigaone and makes booting AmigaOS on QEMU simpler and without needing a fimrware ROM.
      • The homepage of Chris Handley: {Author of} AmigaAttributes, AmiSystemRestore, eGame, eNewsReader, FolderSync2, OdysseyLauncher2, OpenWinURL, PictureAlbum, Portabl E programming language {and} RunInUAE
      • A Beginner's Guide to Amiga E: This Guide gives an introduction to the Amiga E programming language and, to some extent, programming in general.
      • Amiga & Windows cross-compilers for Linux (64-bit x86): Portabl E's r6 release allows (64-bit x86) Linux users to cross-compile Amiga & Windows executables using the PEGCC program. But for that to work you will need to have installed the relevant cross-compilers.
      • The Portabl E language & compiler: Portabl E is a recreation of the AmigaE programming language, along with many improvements, and the aim of being portable across different platforms.

    24 Feb 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Back from the off cycle update. I don't know if anyone found that 'Big Old List of Chips' useful for I for one think it's at least pretty complete. I think I'm going to start working on my next project. The 'Big Old List of Every Amiga Chip and their Version/Revisions. Plan of that one to be completed by 2034.. ha ha.

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • New Event: Flashback Symposium #01 is the first event laying the groundwork for further events of this kind. The venue is relatively centrally located in Germany, making it accessible to as many vintage computing enthusiasts as possible. In the coming weeks, there will be more information about the program and a schedule. The Flashback Symposium is platform-agnostic, bridging the gap between demo parties, user meetings, and digital holiday camp. The goal is to spend 3 days seeing as many familiar faces as possible, forging new friendships, in a relaxed, entertaining, and familial atmosphere. Held in Jößnitz, DE.
    • New Event: Alternatives Computer Meeting 2024 is the 10th get together for this group supporting retro/older systems. Held in Dorfgemeinschaftshaus Flechtorf bei Wolfsburg, DE.
    • New Repair Shop: RetroSix Repairs, mods and upgrades. Located 9D Millrise Road. Stoke-on-Trent. ST2 7BN in the UK.
    • New issue: Amiga Addict #27 has been published
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Let me to check the teletype....
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      • Amiga Keyboard USB Adapter: This adapter converts original Amiga keyboard’s to become a standard PC USB keyboard, this makes it easy to install into a case if building an emulated system based on Emulation such as WinUAE, Amibian or an A500 Mini, Raspberry Pi, Mister, Android Box or a PC
      • Gotek Rotary Encoder Install for FDD-UDD U144K / ELS34E: The U144k Gotek pcb does not havy any connections on a header like the standard board, but you can solder the correct connections directly onto the Microcontroller if you have a steady hand
      • Guide to using Greaseweazle Floppy Disk Hardware Kit: This guide shows how to install Greaseweazle software with an easy to use graphic user interface on your windows PC, first download the main Greaseweazle Host Tools archive and the GUI Menu from the links below.
      • USE Real floppy disks in WinUAE with FloppyBridge or GreaseWeazle: Floppybridge is a plugin by Rob Smith that allows owners of a Drawbridge, Greaseweazle or Supercard Pro USB disk controller’s to use real amiga floppy disks on a PC
      • % Most Influential Commodore Amiga Programs: Programs come and go. They’ll get updated, see revisions, and eventually may end up being discontinued entirely. And given how long Commodore Amiga has been around, there are plenty of programs that once saw the limelight on our favorite computer platform, but have since fallen out of favor. Lets take a trip down memory lane with these beloved but forgotten Commodore Amiga programs.
      • Modding the Amiga boot hand: {how to change the Amiga animated insert disk' image}
      • Amiga pixel art: I remember Amiga games looked pretty great back in the day. Some still do, if seen on real hardware. Pixel artists adapted their art for an environment with specific video out signal processing, CRT scanlines, gamma and ghosting. Using an emulator, certain scroll text movements, copper gradients, or frame flicker tricks will look harsh and skippy. The gamma might be way off, judging by the peculiar black-points I'm seeing coming out of a lot of emulated old hardware, in particular MAME.
      • Amiga HDD project: It was time to say hello to my dusty yellowed friend and see if I could open it up and salvage the HDD. Well, not quite what I expected to find. It's either 60 or 80 megabytes, Conner. Metal cradle looks clamped onto board, but I was able to just pull it out.
      • Amiga cleaning time: The midsummer night's sun beckoned -- "Take out your Amiga 500 and check for battery leak damage. Do it now." So I did. I covered up the top of the case in this photo to cover a rather diverse gathering of filth. {...} Oh, there you are you leaking bastard, pissing all over my expansion memory.
      • topaz-unicode: A version of the Amiga 500 "Topaz" font updated for the 21st century. {...} As a monospaced font, it'd be great for use in modern terminals, except for a couple of problems {...} This project attempts to solve both these problems.
      • Amig400 (Amiga) Raspberry pi (UPDATED) amiga, 500, 600, 1200, : The Amig400 (235 X 235 Bed) is a case for the pi keyboard or pi 400. raspberry pi 4 (with pi keyboard) or pi 400
      • nPiStorm - The evolution of an open source Amiga acceleratorame: PiStorm is a community driven project which aims to provide a cheap accelerator solution for your Amiga using an off-the-shelf Raspberry Pi. In this talk I will be covering: What the PiStorm really is, both as hardware and a community, {and more}
      • PiStorm turbocharges vintage Amigas with the Raspberry Pi: Who needs the present when you can relive the '80s at warp speed? FOSDEM 2024 The PiStorm is an ingenious way to make real vintage Commodore Amiga hardware not only run again, but do it over three orders of magnitude faster – using cheap, open source hardware and software.
      • Assassin Disk Download: This page contains links to our Assassins PD Compilation Disk collection.
      • QEMU: QEMU main repository. QEMU is a generic and open source machine & userspace emulator and virtualizer.

    20 Feb 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Quick update today. For everyone's enjoyment I just added a page that attempts to list *EVERY* Custom Amiga Chip and Chipset ever made. Behold the Big Old List of *EVERY* Custom Amiga Chip and Chipset Name I Could Find.

    Big Old List of Chips...

      For some of the more obscure chips, such as MONICA, I could only find one or two bits of information. For others, like ECS, there were HUNDREDS.


      But fortunately to the right of every entry is a comment button. I will be more than happy to update this WORK IN PROGRESS. Enjoy!

    17 Feb 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Another week has passed without anything exciting happening. Well that's not exactly true but you know what I mean... But at least we have more links to enjoy!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • The Roadshow TCP/IP stack was updated. Good job to everyone involved!
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Anyone taking bets on when the next REAL bit of news will happen?
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      • Toaster 2000 Flyer Ribbon cable pinout needed": {Thread @ discussing the pinout for a Video Toaster Flyer 2000 ribbon cable}
      • BestClassicWB v2.0 for OS3.2 : BestClassicWB v2.0.4 is an expansion pack that aims to bring the ClassicWB look to OS3.2.1. It adds the GlowIcons found in ClassicWB, as well as some extra programs, tools, utilities, and datatypes. It is suitable for 020+ and AGA chipset (or similar UAE setup). You'll need a clean OS3.2.1 installation, after extracting the .lha file double click the BCWB icon to start.
      • How to mount ADF file": {Thread @ amikit support forum on how to mount a ADF}
      • Ultimate AMOS: The complete guide to games programming with AMOS: The Amiga too has its own standard BASIC. In the early days it was the universally disliked AmigaBASIC. This disappeared from Amiga packs, and was not replaced by Commodore. At the same time, a new type of program appeared. AMOS was BASIC-based, but utilised the Amiga’s own custom hardware to provide a programming language which was not only easy to learn and understand, but extremely powerful too. AMOS has come to be accepted as the Amiga’s ‘standard’ BASIC. Although it can be used to program just about any application under the sun, its main strength (and the reason for its huge popularity) is its abilities as a games creator. The results can be stunning.
      • wxWidgets-AOS: AmigaOS port: wxWidgets is a free C++ framework to facilitates cross platform software development. wxWidget-AOS is the port of the official wxWidgets on AmigaOS compatible platforms as Classic, AmigaOS4 or MorphOS, and theirs respective native s UIs.
      • Porting to AmigaOS4 thread": {Thread @ Amigans about porting to AOS4}
      • How Doom didn't kill the Amiga: A detailed account of the rise and fall of an Amiga zealot
      • How to cross-compile for AROS on Windows 10 / 11 with WSL2: Cross-compiling is the process of developing software on one system that is intended to run on another system. You can compile software for AROS using an AROS port hosted on Linux. Under Windows, this is possible using WSL2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux 2).
      • Viewing Amiga images on a DOS PC without conversion? Let's find out how!: Young Topaz has an IFF ILBM image he wants to show his dad, but his dad’s on his PC. Learn about what it takes to write a simple IFF ILBM reader for DOS.
      • "ILBM" IFF Interleaved Bitmap: {The official document from January 17, 1986 by Jerry Morrison, Electronic Arts about the "EA IFF 85" Electronic Arts' standard for interchange format files. "ILBM"}
      • The Amiga: Meet Agnus, the Fastest, Mathiest Painter: Painting a reproduction from life is a challenge. At least, it is for me. It gets even harder when you’re trying to paint from life and combine in additional elements to the piece. It makes it even harder when you need to do this at least 30 times a second. It gets even harder when you’re a silicon chip and you can’t even hold a paintbrush! One of the great things about the custom chipset in the original Amigas (the Original Chip Set, or OCS, and the Enhanced Chip Set, or ECS) are the tools they have to do 2D graphics very, very well. Agnus, the controller of Chip RAM, comes equipped with a tool called a blitter, whose purpose is to copy big blocks of memory around in Chip RAM very quickly.
      • The Amiga: What the heck is NoFastMem?: The Amiga was a marvel of computing at release, with a custom set of processor chips that took over audio, video, and I/O from the CPU, allowing the computer to do so much more than other machines of the era. These custom chips - Agnus, Denise, and Paula - made the Amiga the Amiga, and when the Amiga first came out, all of the RAM in the machine was made accessible to them, to really show off the machine’s potential. The RAM these custom chips had access to was called Chip RAM, ‘cause the custom chip Agnus, and not the CPU, managed access to that memory. My first real computer, an Amiga 500, came with 512KB of Chip RAM. Back then, this was a lot, but, as with all things computers, memory needs steadily grew, and the 512KB it was released with in 1987 quickly became insufficient.
      • Amiga Copper Demo and Module Music Video: While researching a future post about the Copper functionality of the Amiga’s Agnus custom chip, I decided to really dig in and figure out how the Copper worked and how you would write some of the bare metal custom chip code. The process of making this video made me realize I need to do a few other posts before I can do one about the Copper, as there are a lot of prerequisites to understand it, at least at the level I am now able to understand it at. I also wanted to showcase a lot of the kind of music the Amiga was known for, module music made on music trackers.
      • TURRAN FTP: The Ultimate Retro Repository for Amiga Nuts
      • USE Real floppy disks in WinUAE with FloppyBridge or GreaseWeazle: Floppybridge is a plugin by Rob Smith that allows owners of a Drawbridge, Greaseweazle or Supercard Pro USB disk controller’s to use real amiga floppy disks on a PC

    9 Feb 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Another small site update but the links are still coming! On the plus side it is nice to see the issues with AmiUpdate being addressed in a very timely manner. Thank you to everyone involved.

      - While the TABOR is still a mystery, recently Eldee Stephens (Eliyahu) updated his A1222 Guide. An ABSOLUTE MUST READ if you want to know virtually everything about the 'little computer that could'.

      On that note I just checked and saw I placed my order back in 18 Jan 2020. Holy CRAP I can't believe I've been waiting over 4 years ago for this computer to ship. Other than the 'red box of goodies' that arrived over two years later on 31 Jan 2022, I have yet to received any other official word. I guess I just have to keep waiting 'two more weeks'...

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      • A2320 "Amber" Reference: The A2320 is a video deinterlacer board originally designed for the A2000. It is essentially the motherboard deinterlacer circuitry from the A3000 on a board. Based on the Amber chip used in the A3000, the board is often referred to as the Amber board. Physically, the board is built to fit into the video slot of an A2000. Electronically, it works fine in an A4000.
      • Amiga Reference Books: This is a list of all known publications/books relating to the Commodore Amiga. This list has been created as a reference for the classicamiga project Amiga Reference Book Library Archive(ARBLA). The aim of this project is to create a central online resource of Amiga Reference Books/Manuals/Publications in PDF format. Once permission is granted for classicamiga to host each book in PDF format as part of the ARBLA project it will be scanned in and converted into a PDF version. A copyright/permission disclaimer from the original publisher/author of each publication will be included with each PDF before they can be allowed to be uploaded and published on ARBLA.
      • Commodore Books: {Various Commodore and Amiga Manuals}
      • The Amiga Guru, ROM Wack & SAD: Almost everyone who has used an Amiga has seen the flashing red box on a black background, with some cryptic text, and known that whatever they were doing is now gone. This was shown when the computer experienced an error that it could not recover from (crashed to use the more common terminology), and the cryptic text gave an idea of what had gone wrong. Most people just pressed the left mouse button, which would then restart the machine, and go back to whatever they were doing, often cursing the guru.
      • You Can Now Bootstrap Your Amiga Without A Floppy With This One Weird Trick: Traditionally, most Amigas were intended to boot from a floppy disk. . An Amiga can readily make its own boot floppy, but only once it’s already booted up. If you don’t have a floppy ready to go, you’re out of luck, as PCs can’t readily make them for Amigas. [Roc] whipped up the amigaXfer bootstrapping method to solve this very problem.
      • AMIUPDATE - AmigaOS Update Server Administration: Public updates released since AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition
      • pciutils: What's that? The PCI Utilities package contains a library for portable access to PCI bus configuration registers and several utilities based on this library.
      • HOW TO MAKE AN AMIGAOS 4 BOOTABLE USB KEY / SD CARD FOR SAM4x0: {Directly from ACube a guide for setting up a bootable USB/SD card.
      • Summary of the Year 2023 from the perspective of an AmigaOS 4 user: {Polish translated: Mufa's review of the Amiga in 2023}
      • Commodore CDTV: Despite being essentially boring technology (ooo, I can just tell some people aren’t going to like that one), CD applications are taking off. First there’s Kodak’s PhotoCD system for storing pictures, and now along comes Commodore with CDTV. CDTV is interesting because it’s basically a wolf in sheep’s clothing, or this case, a computer in CD’s clothing.
      • Community: The AmigaOS community is one of the oldest and most dedicated. The loyalty of this community is one of the reasons that AmigaOS still exists today and continues to be actively supported and developed. The community has expanded worldwide, featuring users from various cultures and with different experiences. But they all have something in common, they continue to enjoy using AmigaOS daily. The following list contains some of the community websites around the world that are available to visit.
      • User Groups: {listing of User Groups from}
      • PiStorm: The PiStorm itself is an adapter board intended to be paired with a Raspberry Pi Model 3A+. It goes in the DIP socket on and acts in place of the CPU, but functionality can be extended beyond simple CPU emulation.
      • PiStorm: There's a Discord server dedicated to PiStorm discussion and development, which you can join through this handy invite link
      • Tiny Aros: {A smaller version of AROS which doesn't include the developer software.}
      • Well-known Secrets of AmigaDOS: This is a quick look at a few of these interesting features, some more obscure than others, but all of them decidedly useful. Most of them only apply to versions 2.x and/or 3.x of the OS. With that said, let's dive right in!

    2 Feb 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! I can't believe January is already over. One down eleven more to go. At least we still have over 330 more days for something interesting to happen... Maybe a true winner emerges and has full control over the operating system... New Amiga systems that can run 3.x or 4.x right out of the box is produced... Or some rich philanthropist takes pity on us, buys everything, appoints a new CEO, steering committee, Chief of Hardware and Operating System design and FINALLY presents us with a road map to sanity and happiness with our little computer that could... ;-)

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      - Still nothing... Does anyone even care anymore? I know I STILL do!!
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      • Amiga power supply guide: This document details how to diagnose and replace a faulty power supply on the Amiga range of computers. Options for replacement using either an ATX PSU or smaller, compatible switch mode supplies are presented the reader.
      • COMMODORE C64 PSU AMIGA PSU ATARI PSU ZX SPECTRUM PSU. New, TOP quality, reliable power supplies for vintage computers. C64, C64C, C64E, C128, VIC-20, Amiga 500, 600, 1200, Atari 520ST, 260ST & ZX Spectrum +2/+3 (A/B)
      • Developer AmigaOS 3: The one-stop website for AmigaOS3 developers. {Articles:} Recommended reading for the Amiga Developer, NDK Setup for the SAS/C compiler & NDK Setup for the VBCC Compiler.
      • Tech Blog – Native GCC Pack: In the old good times installation of GCC compiler on Amiga was not an easy task. Now GCC Pack makes it easy with Installer script. It installs native (both hosted on and targetted to m68k-amigaos architecture) GCC 2.95.3. Then it integrates it with AmigaOS 3.2 NDK.
      • Amiga + Unix = AMIX : So, what is it? Well, according to lore, the Amiga engineers at Commodore were very interested in the Unix operating system(s), and wanted to bring it to their own machines. Unfortunately, the Motorola 68000 CPU in the Amiga was deemed insufficient, as it lacked the sophisticated MMU required. This, in turn, led to the creation by Commodore of the Amiga A2630 CPU accelerator which contained a 68030 processor and mmu. And this, in turn, led to the creation of the Amiga 2500UX, which is basically an Amiga 2000 with the aforementioned A2630 card and an A2091 SCSI hard drive card with a hard drive containing AMIX.
      • Attack of the Mouse Clones: Let me introduce you to the Commodore 1350, Commodore 1351, and the Commodore 1352, also known as the Amiga "Tank" Mouse. The big question: If you get handed one of these things, how do you tell them apart?
      • AmiSSL OpenSSL Cryptography and SSL/TSL Toolkit for Amiga: AmiSSL is a port of OpenSSL for AmigaOS. It is a shared library that allows developers to easily add SSL/TLS/HTTPS support to their applications or access cryptographic functions, without having to worry about all the ins and outs of porting OpenSSL, whilst also reducing bloat because all applications can share the same AmiSSL library. Starting with AmiSSL v5, OpenSSL 3.x even provides a built-in basic HTTP(S) client which makes it even easier for developers to read resources from the web without needing to worry about networking code.
      • No, the limits of HAM have not vanished!: We had already spoken in some detail about the Amiga’s HAM mode in an article a few months ago (sorry, it’s in Italian. But you can easily translate it with DeepL, Bing, Google, etc.), dissecting (especially from a technical point of view) all the problems that beset it and, therefore, the reasons why it was rarely used, relegating it mostly to displaying static images or movies/animations.
      • PiStorm and Emu68: Recently, theres a new project, fully open source that really has taken the classic Amiga to the next level. No, I’m not talking about the Vampire. I talking about PiStorm. PiStorm is an amazingly inexpensive piece of hardware that will take your 68000 Amiga to the next level.
      • Prelude Remake Zorro II Sound Card: The Prelude is a full length Zorro II 16bit sound card. It contains a 2K FIFO Cache, and a CSSC 4231A sound processor capable of playing ALaw, uLaw, 8bit, 16bit ADCPM encodings. The remake card gerbers have been made available via github. This includes all the files needed to send to a PCB manufacturer to have the blank boards made. I had mine made using JLCPCB. The cost was very reasonable and the quality of the boards is very good.
      • Amiga 2000 EATX: The Amiga 2000 EATX is a project by Jason Beer and 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. The length of Zorro II cards and the abundance of components on the Amiga 2000 makes EATX the best choice for this project.
      • A-Max II Plus by Readysoft: In the donation, I almost jumped out of my skin to find this Readysoft A-Max II Plus box. When I had my original Amiga 2000 system in the early 1990’s, I had one of these cards in my system. This card opened up an entire world of new software on the Amiga. Not only did you have the entire library of Amiga software, but the ENTIRE library of Macintosh software. I was even able to run AOL software for school research. Imagine that, running Mac software on an Amiga at full Mac speed!
      • Phase 5 – Cybervision 64/3D RTG: I recently picked up this RTG video card for my Amiga 2000 system. This makes a wonderful improvement to the A2000 video While surfing the internet, the webpages are displayed in their full color pallet. The only issue I have is that this card doesn’t support mode promotion.
      • Amiga Plipbox: What is it? Plipbox is an Arduino-based device that allows to connect low-end classic Amigas via Ethernet to your local network. It bridges IP traffic received via PLIP on the parallel port of the Amiga to the Ethernet port attached to the Arduino.
      • Sam460LE 1.14 Ghz: {Homepage of the Sam460LE from acube system}

    27 Jan 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Another slow week but were still here! ;-)

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • I know I've previously listed this site but it deserves to be mentioned again. Back in the day AMIGA REPORT REPOSITORY was one of the BEST resources for Amiga information PERIOD! Of all the site/resources that are no longer active this one is at the TOP!
    Amiga Legal News Update
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      • Boings World: {German} Hello dear Amiga fans, this year we have another great episode for all Amiga fans. We are talking to Markus Tillmann about the Amiga 37, which is coming in October. We apologize for the dropouts in the Skype interview, ARD & ZDF are sometimes no better at it with Skype... We would also be happy to receive any suggestions or topic suggestions from you to continue making a great and interesting podcast together. With this in mind - stay healthy! We wish you a lot of fun and good entertainment with the current issue of BoingsWorld... BoingsWorld Episode 95 will be released... when it's done..! Your BoeingsWorld team
      • amiga the wet machine: alternative computing with amiga and icaros desktop. {ICAROS, Amiga & Emulation tutorials & more}
      • Amiga {French} Amigasuisse aims to promote the Amiga, by helping you with your Amiga problems: whether on so-called classic machines (like the Amiga 500, 2000, 1200, etc.) or on the new machines called Amiga-NG. They are on PowerPC (Aone, Pegasos, SAM) without forgetting emulators such as WinUAE and others.
      • AROS Research Operating System: Wikis {ARCHIVED 27 Jun 2019}: {Info and links}
      • {Hungarian - News and links}
      • Amiga Passion: {French} Hello everyone and welcome to this site dedicated to the Amiga. Since the end of October, the home page had not been updated, and so, here is what is done, and before the month of January ends, we take advantage of it for you wish a very happy new year 2001.
      • AMIGAoneX: An Amiga blog posting mostly my own development work for the Classic and NG (AmigaOS) machines.
      • AMIGA NEWS.IT: {Italian} Amiga News was born from a project carried out by a handful of young people passionate about computer science. At one time it was know as Ikir Sector}
      • name {ARCHIVED 13 Mar 2016}: {Italian - Former site of which is now know as}
      • V7: {French & English - News and information.}

    20 Jan 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Slow week. Let's see what happens next week.

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • New issue: Amiga Future #166 has been published
    • New event: Revision 2024 in Saarbrücken, DE. It is billed a the worlds largest demoscene event. March 29th to 1 Apr 2024.
    • New event: MountainBytes 2024 in Lorzensaal, Cham Switzerland. A week full of shows, copetitions and wordshops. February 16th - 18th 2024.
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      • AmiKick: {Polish & on Aminet} A {windows} program for checking images of Kickstart memory (ROM), which is located in every Amiga computer. It allows you to easily verify the correctness of the Kickstart and detect possible errors, before uploading the image to the memory chip (EPROM, EEPROM, FLASH) and mounting it in the Amiga. It supports 69 basic versions of Kickstart (support for new versions can be easily added) and your own 1 MB Kickstarts created with the Remus package. It was written in C using the free "Open Watcom 1.9" environment. Runs on Windows 95 or later (requires 386 or better processor).
      • AxRuntime (AxRT): AxRuntime (AxRT) is a tool for application developers who enjoy creating their applications using Amiga APIs. The runtime allows developers to continue developing Amiga applications in unmodified way while at the same time being able to utilize modern development tools available on Linux or Windows like IDEs, debuggers, profilers, etc.
      • Romy A4000 & A3000": {Thread @ discussing Romy A3000/4000. The function of Romy is very simple : it allow a new 512 KB block space for Kickstart}
      • Sophisticated Development: {Downloads and manuals for Ariadne, AriadneII, ConciertoIV, P-II(plus), P-IV, PabloIV & PalomaIV}
      • name: I've written some Am*ga software, of which the most famous probably is the BlizKick tool. I am too lazy to maintain a separate webpage for them, so this page will re-open in the software directory shortly. If that doesn't happen automagically, click here. Am*ga programs written by Harry "Piru" Sintonen
      • Radeon Driver and USB/SD Boot on Sam4x0: description
        Dear valued customers, We have received numerous inquiries regarding the appropriate Radeon driver to use and how to go about it. We understand that using AmigaOS 4.1 can be a bit challenging in this regard, so we would like to provide you with some helpful information to make the process easier. Please take a moment to read the linked article, which discusses the various versions of Radeon drivers and provides instructions on how to install them on AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition. It is crucial to carefully go through the article to ensure a smooth installation.
      • BassMX: description
        As a bit of an audiophile, the one thing that has always bothered me a little is the Amiga's perfect channel separation, also sometimes known as "drums on one speaker and the bassline on the other". This can cause the sound to feel unbalanced. {...} So here is my solution, called "BassMX". It takes the audio from one channel, filters it so that only the low frequencies are kept and mixes that with the audio from the other channel. In short, it mixes the bass. And it does that for both channels of course.
      • Kooky Tech {ARCHIVED 15 Aug 2019}: Remember when computing was fun? Kooky Tech is a blog for those who enjoy the more quirky side of technology, which includes alternative operating systems, obsolete systems and new developments for classic computers and consoles with a healthy dose of nostalgia. I grew up in the home computing boom of the late 80s/90s, started on Commodore 8-bit machines, fell in love with the Amiga and continue to enjoy these systems today. Dan Wood
      • CU-Amiga: The World's best selling Amiga magazine. CU-Amiga Magazine published its last issue in October of 1998. This site is preserved for historical purposes only.
      • I Crashed My Fiesta: The random ramblings of a random citizen. {Lots of Amiga & classic commodore related blog entries. Good read!}

    13 Jan 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! It's nice to be able to do small updates each week again. Quiet times in the Amiga community but hopefully once the weather gets better so will the news.

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    • I know I have already cataloged this link but it's worth posting it again. Component Locator Chucky 1.41. It's an INCREDIBLE parts locator for the: Amiga 2000, Amiga 3000D Rev 9.4, A3630 (reamiga project), A3660 Rev 1.1 (reamiga project), Amiga 4000 RevB - Acill, Amiga 4000 Plus - ALICE - NONSUPPORTED, Amiga 4000TX -, NONSUPPORTED, AA3000 Plus NONSUPPORTED, AA3000 Plus DB Firebird - NONSUPPORTED, Blizzard1260, Junior 600, RE-AMIGA 1200 Rev 1.4, RE-AMIGA 1200 Rev 1.5, ReAmiga 3000 Rev 1.0, ReAmiga 3000TH Rev 1.0, ReCD32, TF1230, TF1260 & TF536. It also links to the individual project pages too! WOW!!

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      • ADFMaster: Tool to work with ADF Files on Mac. Still in development but works so far for many tasks. Files can be easily copied to or copied from Image by drag and drop.
      • WarpWebP.datatype: WarpWebP.datatype is a datatype which allows you to view and read WebP image files. As far as I know, this is the first WebP datatype for AmigaOS 3.x or MorphOS. A unique feature of this particular WebP datatype is that in addition to supporting the 68k (with optimized versions for 020, 030, 040 and 060), it also supports the PowerPC processor, with native OS4, WarpOS and MorphOS versions.
      • Turbo 2000 Super - Wireless Controller Amiga Design: Wireless controller with additional functions for classic computers and consoles with 9-pin connector. Suitable for, among others: Commodore 64/128, VIC-20, 16, 116, Plus/4*, Amigas & CD32, Atari 65XE, 130XE, 400, 800, VCS/2600, 7800, XE, Atari ST, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Sega Master System {and others}
      • - Smart File System, Walkthrough -: This "how-to" is more or less a walkthrough made due to the high amount of questions regarding SFS posted on several forums and mailing lists. This walkthrough covers everything from editing the kicklayout to the usage of tools like Media ToolBox and it's divided into sections for easier reading. 1. SLB 2. Kicklayout 3. MTB 4. Shell Commands
      • Smart File System: The Smart File System (SFS) is a journalling filesystem used on Amiga computers. It is designed for performance, scalability and integrity. This project has been created to release the source code of the original C version under the LGPL license.
      • Smart FileSystem {ARCHIVED 16 Apr 2013}: {Smart Filesystem 1.277 full archive with tools and docs. AmigaOS 3.x/m68k: SFS 1.279 (23.12.2007) & AmigaOS 4/PPC: SFS 1.279 (23.12.2007) versions}
      • PFS3 All-In-One v19: {Github of PFS3}
      • HDD LED module for Amiga 1200: As an owner of an expansion card with its own storage connector (e.g. in Vampire V2, Icedrake V4, PiStorm, etc.), you face the problem that displaying the operation of the device via LED activity on the Amiga 1200 is not possible. Unfortunately, manufacturers have neglected to include this feature in their extensions. The solution to this problem is the HDD LED adapter for the Amiga 1200, which provides 2 separate inputs. This allows the activity of, for example, hard drives or the PCMCIA port to be displayed using the original LED module on the Amiga panel.
      • The Amithlon Debacle is The tale of the X86 Amiga that Moved the Community: In the early 2000’s Haage & Partner commissioned 2 software engineers Bernd Meyer and Harold Frank. The goal was to secure the survival of the Amiga from uncertain death on the X86 platform. What is Amithlon and how did it ended up being the biggest legal debacles of the Amiga scene? It’s a Linux and latter QNX kernel based emulator. The beauty of Amithlon comes from the fact that the software had direct hardware access and custom chip emulation disabled the Amithlon outperformed the almighty A4000.
      • TF1230 and 3Com PCMCIA Ethernet": {Thread @ exxosforumn discussing the TF1230 and 3COm PCMCIA Ethernet card, WIFI and more}
      • ReAmiga: What is the ReAmiga project? The ReAmiga project is simply put a project I started to get replacement PCBs for broken Amiga Computers. Technically the project never intended to make new machines, it is more to try to salvage what is possible from the old machine. {replacement and upgraded boards: A3630, A3640/A3660, ReAmiga 1200, ReAmiga 3000 & ReCD32.} Also an INCREDIBLE parts locator for the: Amiga 2000, Amiga 3000D Rev 9.4, A3630 (reamiga project), A3660 Rev 1.1 (reamiga project), Amiga 4000 RevB - Acill, Amiga 4000 Plus - ALICE - NONSUPPORTED, Amiga 4000TX -, NONSUPPORTED, AA3000 Plus NONSUPPORTED, AA3000 Plus DB Firebird - NONSUPPORTED, Blizzard1260, Junior 600, RE-AMIGA 1200 Rev 1.4, RE-AMIGA 1200 Rev 1.5, ReAmiga 3000 Rev 1.0, ReAmiga 3000TH Rev 1.0, ReCD32, TF1230, TF1260 & TF536.

    7 Jan 24

    Today's Highlights
      - Happy Anniversary Babe! Thank you for 30 WONDERFUL Years!!!

    143 me ;-)

    6 Jan 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Well it's finally 2024 and the Amiga is basically where we were last year. Still no A1222, OS4 is just creeping along, and no real changes in the legal situation. But despite this 68K development is still strong as ever! Raspberry Pi accelerators for the classics, the never-ending devotion of the many unpaid 3.x developers and a few all in one retro systems on the horizon (Vampire, A600GS, RetroGames new stand alone system and more. So rather than being depressed I'm looking forward to the new year!

      - Also after adding 1112 links last year I look forward to not having to add 30+ links a week! ;-)

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      • Amiga North Thames: Amiga North Thames is a computer user group, based in North East London (uk) which was started back in January 1999. We are a dedicated bunch of enthusiasts who fondly remember the computer that history forgot, the Amiga range of Computers originally built by Commodore International. Despite Commodore's death, the Amiga continues to survive even with the many changes of ownership. Now after many years of legal wrangling, the future of the AmigaOS is in good hands once more and moving forward.
      • Amiga: Amiga Mexican Restaurant and Bar. London, United Kingdom
      • name: Hello Cave Dwellers and welcome to The Cave. A place where the history of technology is explored, enjoyed and celebrated with your host and keeper of The Cave, Neil. What began by innocently sharing a hobby on YouTube in 2017 has evolved into a thriving channel of over 100,000 subscribers at where popular formats including "Trash to Treasure", "Retro Road Trips" and "Show & Tell" episodes see Neil restore, preserve and protect retro technology.
      • Welcome to the Retro Collective: Hands-On Vintage Technology Museums. Set across two floors of a listed mill in Stroud, UK, the Retro Collective is a visitor attraction comprising two hands-on retro technology and gaming museums, The Cave and Arcade Archive. With an expanding assortment of old computers, consoles and arcade cabinets to try out, there is a whole history of technology and gaming to explore across several nostalgic exhibits, including a comprehensive retro magazine archive and recreated high street store.
      • Amiga Boot-up Screen Colors and System Error Checklist": {Thread @ discussing Amiga Boot-up Screen Colors and System Errors}
      • Super Buster 11? Why? ": {Thread @ discussing the differences between the various buster chips}
      • GBS Control: an alternative firmware for Tvia Trueview5725 based upscalers / video converter boards.
      • name: What does it do? Processes (line doubles) retro games with NO input lag – Unlike other scalers, such as the XRGB Mini, the OSSC works on individual scanlines rather than a frame at a time, that means there’s no input lag whatsoever (well, a few nanoseconds if you really want to be precise). Eliminates ugly deinterlacing artefacts and bad scaling. Converts SCART and Component to DVI/HDMI. Convert VGA to DVI/HDMI – Connect a retro PC directly to the unit and enjoy HDMI processing of all your games. Convert analogue audio to digital DVI/HDMI. Fast deinterlacer.
      • Medusa rev. B SCART EU : 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.
      • How to build AmigaOS4 cross-compiler (binutils 2.23.2 & gcc 8.2.0) on MSYS2: The advantage of having up2date crosscompiler for amigaos4 probably have no needs to explain, as everything move forward, and even on amigaos4 we had to move even by small steps. While for having cross-compiler at all there is very good reassons: speed and ability to use all range of helpfull tools such as cmakes,autoconf and scripting languages, but for having updated cross-compiler there is even more reasson: ability to use c++XX till c++17, thread support in c++XX, bugfixes (and new bugs, of course:) ) and all the fancy stuff which come with new gcc.
      • Welcome to Capitoline: At it’s core Capitoline (Cap) is an Amiga kickstart editor, but like any software project, it’s grown arms and legs, added features which may or may not be useful to everybody. Main features: You can load ROMs in various different formats, decrypt, extract from ADF etc. Once loaded you can take a ROM apart, “ROMSplit” into modules then you can put a new ROM together “add” from these modules or other ROMs and ADFs. You can patch ROMs to change text or behaviour. You can save ROMs for burning to EPROMs (byteswap, interleave, split). You can create skick files for softloading Kickstarts or use within WHDLoad {and much more}

    1 Jan 24

    Today's Highlights
      - Another year in the bag! All I can wish for is a better 2024!!

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

    31 Dec 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Well I did it. I added 1112 links this year! Honestly there was NEVER any doubt! Was it worth it? Definitely. One thing this site shows me is the incredible grit and determination of the Amiga community. While v2.0 of the site is STILL under construction I feel good about next year!

      - Now with that out of the way can you believe another Christmas has come and gone and the New Year is only a day away? I hope Santa got everyone what they wanted. (pssss Santa.... Where's my A1222??) While I'm waiting I got a retro tank mouse for my pc. There's noting like using a corded mouse with no scroll wheel in 2023. Almost like using a real Amiga! All it's missing was the ball! Ha ha!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
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    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (37) YTD (1112)

      • NATAMI Advanced Amiga Compatible {ARCHIVED 15 Aug 2012}: {Official NATAMI Blog} In a consumer version the NatAmi is intended to be a very affordable Amiga successor. An Amiga that is powerful enough to be useful for today's typical tasks. The major long-term intentions for NatAmi are: beeing an Amiga compatible design, have the original AmigaOS, binary OS replacements and Amiga applications running, enable playing new and classic Amiga games, expand features to 24bit truecolor gfx and 16bit audio on custom chip register level, implement USB, Ethernet and flashdisk support, provide immediate system on/off and hilbernation, provide enough resources and power to surf the internet and watch online videos, add features to be able to playback DivX, Xvid and DVD
      • The Commodore Amiga. Everything was better on the Amiga {ARCHIVED 16 Oct 2012}: {Various articles about the Amiga}
      • GURU-MEDITATION {ARCHIVED 28 Jun 2012}: If you have been programming the Amiga for a while you have most certainly seen your nice Amiga blow up in front of your eyes. However, the Amiga is a nice computer, and if it crashes it will try to do that as neatly as possible. You are usually (!) allowed to save any important files, and when the Amiga goes down it will give you a last message, trying to tell you what went wrong. Many programmers have not realized how important that last message is. For them, it is just a collection of strange numbers. But those numbers can actually tell you what exactly went wrong, and once you know what went wrong, it is usually no problem to find the bug.
      • Vintage Computer Federation Forums - Commodore: From the Pet to the Amiga
      • 15kHz SVGA Monitors: {A table currently listing 211 monitors}
      • 15kHz SVGA Monitors: {A page listing 15kHz SVGA monitors}
      • CRT PC monitor 15khz": {Thread @ reddit discussing 15kHz monitors}
        Back to the Amiga – Pt. 1: I will publish various Parts to this series when I get time to write about them, but to start you off this is Part 1 which shows you what you require to get your Amiga to output to VGA
      • How can you connect an Amiga 500/600/1000/2000 to a modern monitor?": {Thread @ reddit discussing how to get the Amiga connect to a modern monitor}
      • Amiga 500 CPLD RGBtoHDMI v2: Allows you to use a Raspberry Pi Zero to output a perfect digital image via HDMI. The pixel clock is derived in a very different way to other implementations which means no Denise / Super Denise jumper and no "sparkling" pixels.
      • ACA1231 on OS3.1.4.1: After installing Amiga OS3.1.4.1, I’ve noticed that the 68030.library and MMU support with ACATune does not work correctly on my older ACA Card. Running ACATune -status shows that the ACA1231-41Mhz card is being detected as a ACA1230-28Mhz card with not features enabled. To fix this problem please follow the guide below
      • Building an MDA/CGA/EGA to VGA Converter: Over the past few years there have been many occasions where I've wanted to connect an old Hercules, CGA or EGA card to my VGA multisync monitor, but these require a converter - something I've never managed to acquire. Back in mid-2022 I started looking for an alternative, and quickly found one that appeared to fit the bill - the GBS8200 video converter. Sadly, I fell victim to the same false advertising as many when I purchased this board from a popular Chinese retail online store. The GBS8200 was attractively-priced at around 20 EUR, not including tax and shipping. In this article, we'll explore what this converter board can and cannot do, and my updates to successfully get it working on a retro PC.
      • 15 kHz CRT Monitors: If you are a dabbler in DOS gaming and prefer to use a CRT instead of a modern "flat panel" LCD/LED, you might be looking for a good all-rounder CRT that supports the full frequency range employed by Hercules, CGA, EGA, VGA and SVGA. In addition, these monitors will also support both digital and analogue RGB inputs, since all PC video standards prior to VGA were digital.
      • Jay Miner Interview: The 1992 AUI interview with Jay Miner has become an important artifact to understand the pre-Commodore era of the Amiga, and learn about the development of the Lorraine prototype. However, it was not the first time the magazine had interviewed the man behind the machine- Jay had also gave the magazine an exclusive interview four years previous. At this point in time he was still bitter about the decisions made by Commodore and the direction that they took the Amiga. The interview is scanned from the June 1988 issue of Amiga User International and saved in JPEG format. Hopefully the former publishers will not mind it being distributed to a wider audience.
      • Amiga Ranger: {German - Page detailing the prototype Amiga Ranger computer. w/pictures}
      • Tech Blog: This page has technical write ups for our demos. Right now we will publish various parts from Eon over the following weeks/months. Making Eon
      • Beyond Akiko: grafica packed al minor costo usando i bitplane: {Italian - A detailed artice about the Akiko chip in the CD-32}
      • Commodore-Amiga Sales Figures: Information on the sales of the Amiga throughout the world may be lacking in many respects. However, there are some figures available that indicate how many were sold during the Commodore era. These only show official figures, the number of Amigas world-wide has been estimated to be 4 times as much.
      • Dave Haynie - October 01, 2003: {Mirror of an interview conducted on} I wanted to thank you for taking the time to answer some of the questions we have lined up for you ... Here goes:
      • Xena questions": {Thread @ g the Xena chip and its usage.}
      • Xena Resource: The Xena Resource provides access to the Xena chip on the AmigaOne X1000. Two functions allow you to use the Xena chip.
      • Sentinel X-Logger: {PDF} Standalone Xorro serial data capture card & logger. A=EON Technology Ltd is pleased to announce the completion of the Sentinel X-Logger, a standalone Xorro based serial data capture card and data logger for Amiga one X-series of computers.
      • Fantastic animation: "Dance of the Stumblers" (Steve Segal, 1987): t doesn't happen too often that one stumbles [pun!] upon Amiga material from 1987, and is genuinely surprised. "Dance of the Stumblers" is a staggeringly beautiful, dynamic Amiga-generated animation that just has to be seen.
      • What chips did the Amiga 1500 ship with?": {Thread @ reddit discussing what chips shipped with the A15000}
      • AKReal: Pre-configured distribution for AGA/RTG Amigas. Based on AmiKit. Unofficial. AKReal is a collection of more than 350+ pre-installed programs
      • Setting up a Compact Flash card with Classic Workbench and WHDLoad for Amiga 600/1200 : About a year ago, I bought an Amiga 600. It did not have a hard drive, but all Amiga 600 have an IDE port, and you can use a Compact Flash card with a CF-IDE adapter as a hard drive. That worked fine, and I could install Workbench on the CF card, and use it. But eventually I though I should try to use WHDLoad, so that I could run more games directly from the hard drive.
      • F2R16 - HN62402/27C400 ROM emulator - Amiga Kick: Flash-based HN62402 ROM and 27C400 EPROM emulator for vintage computers and arcade machines. The Amiga, like many other computers of the late 80s, uses 16-bit wide mask ROMs to store the machine firmware. Unfortunately, the pinout of these ROMs is incompatible with the JEDEC defined EPROM pinout. F2R16 brings all the benefits of modern flash memory technology to any platform designed to use these obsolete devices.
      • Hyperion Teases Amiga Community: People, this is an interesting thing to follow first-hand. Hyperion, the company behind AmigaOS4, has been talking about its “Most Ambitious Project” for a while now, but on December 31, they started teasing the Amiga community like crazy. They opened a site called, which is most likely about the MAP.
      • 25 Years of AmigaOS Development: Hyperion Entertainment have posted a visualisation of the AmigaOS source code repositry. You can see it grow from AmigaOS 1.0 back in 1985 right through to today.
      • Hyperion Entertainment VOF Partners with SciTech Software to Add Graphic Power to AmigaOS 4 and Beyond {ARCHIVED 24 Jul 2004}: 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.
      • Stratagus port for OS 3.x is released: {Thread @ eab.abime.ent discussing Stargus Startgus is a Starcraft Mod that allows you to play Starcraft with the Stratagus engine}
      • Stratagus: Stratagus is a free cross-platform real-time strategy gaming engine. It includes support for playing over the internet/LAN, or playing a computer opponent. The engine is configurable and can be used to create games with a wide-range of features specific to your needs {Starcraft}
      • Starcraft 1 and Warcraft 2 for Amiga OS4: So, I think I blogged about Stratagus a long time ago. It was an RTS engine that was ported to Amiga OS4 (and possibly 3.x as well). Using some addons, called Stargus, Amiga users could play Starcraft 1. It’s been around for a while but there is something called Wargus for Stratagus that makes Warcraft 2 available for Stratagus.
      • CrowPi Lite laptop running Amikit 12, MIDI and real Amiga floppy disks: Recently I found out about a Raspberry Pi laptop solution called CrowPi Lite. I have seen plenty of these solutions in the past, but they were never truly mobile solutions - but this one is different. I decided to get one, and get it working with AmiKit 12, with MIDI hardware support and even using real Amiga floppies via drawbridge usb floppy drives! Keep reading for more details!
      • AKReal: AKReal is a collection of 350+ programs for real Amiga AGA/RTG computers. Based on AmiKit
      • AmigaSDK-gcc: Contains the AmigaOS 3.2 NDK, AmigaOS 4.1 SDK 54.16 plus extra SDKs fixed to work with the GCC compiler. Please note these are meant to be installed on top of Bebbo's Amiga GCC devkit so install that first if not done already.
      • Analogue Pocket - Commodore Amiga: This is based on the MiSTer Github of the Amiga MiST project (Also known as Minimig) and the VexRISCV RISC-V chip for the Media Processing Unit (MPU) between the core and APF framework for floppy, hard drive and CD-ROM access.

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