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    1 Dec 22

    Today's Highlights
       - Greetings and salutations everyone! Well it's that time of year again to start 'decking those halls and trimming those trees'.

       This year, like the past 20+, I'm wishing for Santa to bring closure to Amiga's legal issues. Let's see if he can finally deliver the goods! lol...


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    30 Nov 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Let me just cut to the chase and post a **BUNCH** of new links. With that said here are a few things that make me happy...

      Also I added a new bit of info call Today's Theme. If there is one thing I LOVE is going down a rabbit hole about a subject and decided to define and group them in the new links list. I hope *SOMEONE* likes it...

      The WONDERFUL team that brought you the Checkmate cases have launched a new kickstarter project for a new monitor that supports all classic and future computer & gaming systems. Very impressive. Due to the availability of parts it is being launched as a 2 part campaign. The second part will allow users to choose the type of display panel they want.

    Amiga Legal News Update
      -The sound of silence...
    Today's Theme
      -Floppy disks, drives and archiving...

      New Links (32) YTD (250)

      • Amiga floppy imaging: This is one of about 600 Amiga floppies I needed to image {...} I tried out a few different open-source tools for creating disk images.
      • Converting a PC Floppy Drive to Amiga: I recently purchased an external floppy drive the for the Amiga which was sold as “untested”. Unfortunately “untested” in this case meant “doesn’t work and someone did a bad attempt at repairing it”. There were parts of the drive physically broken and it was beyond repair. I lucked out because unlike the Rotec drive I repaired in the past, this one uses a standard floppy connector inside. So, instead I decided to convert a PC floppy drive to work in the case.
      • Chinon FZ-357A 150rpm slow down mechanism?: {Thread @ eab.abime.net covering the Chinon floppy drive}
      • Converting all my Amiga Disks..: The time has come to finally get rid of all my 3.5"DD floppy disks.. they are taking up valuable cupboard space that I need back for shinier and more recent items. I know that some of them have data on that I'd like to keep, source I wrote back in the late 80's / early 90's.. midi files, soundtracker / octamed tunes.. The problem is figuring out which disks..
      • Hacking a Chinon FZ-357 floppy disk drive to an Amiga HD floppy drive: Standard disclaimer: I have only read this information in an old Hungarian Amiga magazine, and tried it myself. It seemed to be correct, and its result worked for me. However, I cannot guarantee that it would also work for anybody else, and hereby I present it on an "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind, so if you damage yourself, your disk drive, your Amiga, or anything/anybody else, it is not my liability.
      • Jope's drive modification page: Let's modify some drives. T1he 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. {Floppy drive into on: Citizen Z1DE, Teac FD235HF, Panasonic JU-256A316P, JU-257-203P, JU-257A606P & 257A516P (Escom drive), Mitsumi D359T5, Sony MPF420-1, MPF520, PF920, NEC FD1231H, Samsung SFD-321B, YE-Data YD-701B & YD-720D & YD-702D, Chinon FZ-357 to FZ-357A, Jumper settings for various drives and MUCH MORE***}
      • Amiga Floppy Drive Compatibility List: Since a disk drive is by nature a moving part, it is inevitable that it will fail someday. The vast majority of Amiga computers out there are least a decade old (some are nearly 20 years old), and so many users have had the misfortune of their disk drives dying on them. Replacing them is difficult because while Amiga disk drives are for the most part electrically compatible with those used in the Wintels of today, there are slight but vital differences in terms of both signals and pinout. The problem stems mainly from the fact that Commodore used low-density drives throughout the Amiga line up until the Amiga 4000 and 3000T. (After that they made things even worse by switching to custom-made high-density drives that spun at half the speed of a normal high-density floppy drive.) In contrast, low-density drives were quickly phased out of use in the IBM world sometime around the mid-1980s and can be found on only the oldest of machines. The aim of this guide is to provide information on which disk drives will work or can be made to work in an Amiga.
      • Rescuing Floppy Disks: While they were cool-looking, convenient and even somewhat inexpensive after a while, Floppy Disks are out as a medium to store data on home computers. The USB stick, wireless access, the use of the internet, and a whole other range of options have rendered this medium obsolete. That said, a situation now exists where there are millions of these things out in the world, some of them containing rare or unusual pieces of history, and so there's a lot of benefit to getting all that old data off that medium. This page is meant to be a clearinghouse for various options that a person or group of reasonable technical ability could use to rescue data from floppy disks. If any of these options seem daunting, a number of people have offered to accept floppy disks and pull the data using these tools. None of these options should be considered endorsements, and Archive Team does not earn commission from the sale of these items.
      • Software Preservation Society: The Software Preservation Society (SPS), formerly the Classic Amiga Preservation Society (CAPS), dedicates itself to the preservation of software for the future, namely classic games. As it is, these items are no longer available from their original suppliers, and are mainly in the possession of an ever diminishing community of well willed collectors. However, just by the passage of time these games are affected by the gradual deterioration of the media that stores them. These classics risk being lost forever in the near future, a tragedy that must be prevented. Our main objective is to guarantee the preservation of such an important part of computer gaming history. Preservation dictates that nothing less than authentic representations of the software exist, which are both free of bit rot, and unaltered since the time of production. After a significant amount of research and development, we now have the technology that enables us to do this.
      • Sony 920 MPF z/121 fix for Amiga: {Thread @ eab.abime.net covering the Power Computing XL Floppy Drive interface board w/pic}

      • AmigaBounty.ner {Archived}: Welcome to Amigabounty.net - A site with a 100% focus on AmigaOS4 development.This site lets you donate to existing bounty projects or to suggest new ones yourself. You can contribute to the bounties via Paypal but please keep in mind that Paypal charges a small fee to transfer the money. Amigabounty.net is 100% non-profit and will always remain so.
      • SuperBase Pro Information: {Thread @ amigaworld.net covering the ownership of SuperBase}
      • Converted Amiga fonts: These fonts were converted from the Amiga into Windows Bitmap format by Ville Jouppi (vjouppi@sci.fi) P0T-NOoDLE is copyright by Leo "Nudel" Davidson. Topaz is copyright by Commodore-Amiga Inc. (or Gateway or Amiga or whatever). Xen is copyright by Martin "Xen" Huttenloeher
      • Converting the “Competition Pro Extra USB” to C64/Amiga/Atari DB9: Speedlink makes several versions of the Competition Pro joystick that have all the physical properties and the excellent switches of the original Competition Pro, but come with a USB interface. All versions of this joystick can be easily converted into an old-school DB9 joystick to work with Commodore, Amiga and Atari computers and consoles – optionally without giving up the USB interface!
      • CVS Info for project wxwidget-aos: The wxwidget-aos project's CVS data is in read-only mode, so the project may have switched over to another source-code-management system. To check, visit the Project Summary Page for wxwidget-aos and see if the menubar lists a newer code repository, such as SVN or Git.
      • Apollo: Apollo is an experimental operating system for the Amiga 4000 computer with support for user and kernel space concurrency and reentracy. One aspect that sets it aside from traditional threading-based OSs is that it is purely built around dispatch queues similar to Apple's Grand Central Dispatch rather than threads. So there is no support for creating threads in user space nor in kernel space. Instead the kernel implements a virtual processor concept and it maintains a pool of virtual processors.
      • playsid.library: C64 MUSIC EMULATOR FOR AMIGA
      • New Universal Agnus 8372, 75 etc: {Thread @ eab.abime.net covering the New Universal Agnus 8372, 75 etc replacement project}
      • Open Amiga Enhancing the AmigaOS4 experience: The Open Amiga organization is an Amiga community Open Source Research and Development department. The main goals: Enhance the AmigaOS 4 experience, Provide useful information for OS4 developers, Research advanced topics like multi user support. Everything that Open Amiga produces shall be done with the intent of some day including it in the main AmigaOS4 distribution made by Hyperion.
      • Overview of Amiga Filesystems: Not all varieties of the Amiga filesystems are supported for reading and writing. The Amiga currently knows six different filesystems:
      • RapidFire: A drop in replacement for the rapid fire circuit in a Speedlink Competition Pro USB after reworking to classical C64/Amiga mode. Introduction. While there was a classic version of the Speedlink Competition Pro sold for a while, the only version available right now is the now is the USB version which works fine on a PC but not on a classical computer like C64 or Amiga. While it can be quite easily reworked to classic mode by connecting the switches directly to a DB9 cable (still sold as Sega MegaDrive extension cable), the rapid fire functionality is removed since it's on the same circuit board as the USB interface. So I designed this little PCB to replace the circuit board.
      • REVIEW: Power Computing XL 1.76 high-density floppy drive: BRIEF DESCRIPTION. A high-density disk floppy disk drive. The internal version may replace the internal drive on an Amiga 500, 600, or 1200. The external version connects to the external floppy port. The disk drive comes with a patch program that must be run in order for the drive to be able to write high density disks.
      • RTG card for less than 200 Euro for Classic Amiga: If you want to connect your Classic Amiga to most of the monitors that are available today. Then you need an RTG card for your Amiga. Also, AmigaOS becomes so much better to use. But many reasons for not getting RTG for Classic Amiga have always been the price. This is because producing a card for the Zorro slot isn’t easy and the market for it is not the same as for more modern computers. So, when I got the info about GBAPII in my mailbox. I couldn’t believe my eyes! This is an RTG card for Classic Amiga for less than 200 Euros! Getting an RTG card for your Classic Amiga doesn’t need to cost a lot. It all depends on what you are looking for.
      • The X500 Plus computer case: The X500 Plus is a computer case I designed as a tribute to the computers of the ’80s and ’90s and it’s overall inspired by the Commodore Amiga 500. It’s a wedge styled computer case with inbuilt, full size keyboard. The X500 Plus has a retro feeling but with modern, clean lines and lots of internal space. It’s made of aluminium, plastic and steel and it’s designed for modern computer hardware. The X500 Plus allows you to build your own modern, powerful computer, with your choice of components and Operating System like Windows, Linux, AmigaOS, AROS, MOS etc…you can use it for your mini-itx x86 motherboards, PowerPC boards such as the SAM motherboards by ACube, the Natami and the upcoming FPGAArcade Replay board, basically any board which is mini-itx or flex-atx format with low profile heat sinks (overall internal height is 52mm).
      • The X500 Plus computer case: The X500 Plus computer case by Loriano Pagni
      • UAE Amiga Emulator {ARCHIVED 30 Sep 2005}: UAE is a mostly complete software emulation of the hardware of the Commodore Amiga 500/1000/2000. A Commodore Amiga, for those who don't know, is a 16/32 bit computer system based on the Motorola 680x0 CPU and a few specially designed custom chips that provide very good graphics and sound capabilities. Its first incarnation, the A1000, appeared in 1985, followed by the highly successful A500 and A2000 models. UAE is written for Unixish systems; it is developed on a Linux machine but it should compile and run on any half-recent Unix-like operating system. It has also been ported to a wide variety of machines and operating systems, including DOS, Windows 95/NT, MacOS, RiscOS, BeOS and NextStep
      • x1000 documentation and other x1000 related questions: {Thread @ amigans.net covering the X1000 documentation and related questions}
      • QuadDoubler Processor Upgrade Cards {ARCHIVED 27 Apr 1999}: The Sonnet QuadDoubler processor upgrade card card uses a high-quality Motorola 100/50 MHz 68040 processor to ensure maximum reliability and compatibility. This super-fast processor upgrade card includes an integrated FPU math coprocessor for ultimate performance in spreadsheets, graphic applications, web browsing and complex mathematical calculations. A lower cost 80/40 MHz 68040 processor is used in the QuadDoubler for the Centris 610 and Workgroup Server 60/20.
      • UserDoc:AmigaOS File Systems: {Information about the FastFileSystem (FFS), FastFileSystem 2 (FFS2), SmartFileSystem (SFS), SmartFileSystem 2 (SFS2), JXFS & the New Generation File System (NGFS)}
      • BackUp by Deniil: A simple to use/smart backup-tool. This is a simple backup tool, nothing fancy. It simply copies files from one directory to another. Of cource it only copies files that are different in some way, like size or date etc.
      • P96 Driver Development: This document specifies the P96 interface between the rtg.library and the card and chip drivers. Graphics boards for the Amiga consist typically of two components: the Amiga expansion card with the glue logic and the optional video switch and a standard PC-VGA chip. The former interface is provided by the card driver, the latter by the chip driver. The rationale for this functional division is to ease support of similar graphics cards that share the same VGA chip, even though the glue logic on the board is different. The corresponding chip driver can be shared between boards.

    13 Nov 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Busy past two weeks. While there were no earth shattering revelations at either Amiga 37 or Amiwest it is safe to say, for those who attended, that everyone had a really good time. And shouldn't that be what's it all about?

      I like looking at the Amiga cluster through a somewhat twisted lenses and think 'for an investor to want apple to double its user base they would need to add an additional 3/4-1 billion new users. (That GUESTIMATE was loosely based on apple stating last year that that they had over 1 billion active iphones and guessing the rest from there.) Now for the Amiga to double its user base all we have to do is order a pizza and invite a friend over.'

      While not a truly accurate statement, it does go to the point that it doesn't take a whole lot of effort for us to grow and that's what we need to be focusing on. Well that a having a products that we can sell... Hmmm... Still waiting on that A1222...

    Amiga Legal News Update
      -What's the frequency Kenneth...

      New Links (1) YTD (218)

      • A few classic mode optimisations: Users of Amiga OS4.1 will be aware that running the vast majority their classic games is done through emulation via E-UAE (Experimental Universal Amiga Emulator) and that this process is facilitated by the excellent RuninUAE program which allows you to run a game from the OS4.1 desktop without the need to set up any configuration files within the emulator. For the purposes of today’s blog, I will take a look at updating these programs on an X5000 machine whilst also taking the opportunity to update the Workbench environment in E-UAE from Amiga OS3.1 which comes as standard to Amiga OS3.9. I will also take a look at optimising the configuation files so that software designed for a 68030/40 processor or extra memory will run in classic mode and I will also look at creating a better resolution in classic mode through the use of Picasso 96 screenmodes.

    2 Nov 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Recently I've been out of town and it's good to finally be back home. In my absence I'm happy to report about one of the largest Amiga gatherings many many years. Amiga37. While there was no earth shattering news all reports indicate a good time was had by all.

    Amiga Legal News Update
      -Still nothing new but a new partnership was announced with Blaze Entertainment to "bring Amiga games to Evercade systems as part of the new Home Computer Collection line". At the very least this indicates that 'someone at Amiga' thinks they have legal rights to enter into licensing agreements. From an outsider looking in this either means that this interaction is outside the legal issues or lawsuits be damned. Only time will tell...

      New Links (2) YTD (217)

      • Amiga Blitz Basic Game Jam: We are happy to invite Amiga game developers from around the world to develop some new games for the Amiga using Blitz Basic or AmiBlitz. The idea behind this jam is to grow the community and increase knowledge and awareness around Amiga and the use of Blitz Basic and AmiBlitz to create games. This means that all submitted games must include the source code so that beginner developers will have examples to study and learn from. Join us no matter your skill level - this game jam is a perfect opportunity to create your very first game, or a side project to your other development activities or a chance to create that game you've been carrying inside you for decades and always wanted to do! Three months of development time should be enough time to produce a playable game, even if you are completely new to Blitz Basic!
      • NEWS: Blaze Entertainment Announces Partnership With Amiga : Blaze Entertainment is delighted to confirm a partnership with Amiga to bring Amiga games to Evercade systems as part of the new Home Computer Collection line. As confirmed this past weekend exclusively to fans at the Amiga 37 event in Germany, Evercade devices will be able to play games developed for the world-famous home computer system. Blaze Entertainment will be able to license and publish Amiga games from multiple publishers for Evercade. At this time there is no public confirmation of which games and publishers will feature in Evercade’s quickly expanding home computer lineup, but work is already underway to bring high-quality Amiga games to Evercade in 2023 and beyond.

    23 Oct 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Please indulge me as we send our besh wishes to Cassidy and Anthony as they begin their journey in life together!!

    Cassidy and Anthony
    What a cute couple!


    19 Oct 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Well another year has gone by and it's time again to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of AmigaSource! Yes today the website and I can legally go to a bar and get drunk! Ha ha.

    I would like to thank everyone your continuing support throughout the years. I LOVE the Amiga and our CRAZY dysfunctional community. Remember... Only two more weeks to go...

    Amiga Legal News Update
      -Nothing new but what about the joint venture of Amigakit, A-Eon and Amedia Computer to create AAA Technology. More to follow.

      New Links (1) YTD (215)

      • Linux Kernel 6.0 Released for the AmigaOne X1000/X5000 PowerPC-Based AmigaOS Computers: Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a very substantial and comprehensive update of the Software Development Kit (SDK) for AmigaOS 4.1 54.16. Also Linux: Kernel 6.0 for AmigaOne X1000/X5000 has been released and the biggest Amiga event of the year will be held upcoming weekend in Mönchengladbach, Germany: the Amiga37 event.

    25 Sep 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! A few bits of interest to cover. V5 of RadeonHD graphics card drivers have finally been released for OS 4.x but not without a little bit of confusion. This thread over at Amigaworld.net goes to my point about us needing to have one company in charge of the future and also its legacy. There is just too much confusion and lack of direct word in our little community. I hope someday the powers that be are able to get this all sorted out.

      -Another interesting thread over at Amigaworld.net where they are discussing the merits of the Commodore Amiga Global Alliance. If you can make it through all 19 pages I think you will come across a few good key points of insight of the current Amiga situation. I HIGHLY recommend it!

      -This is the kind of project that gives me hope in the future. Greg Nacu has released V1.0 of his COS. What is it you ask? It's an INCREDIBLE 'replacement' OS for your Commodore 64 that, along with a mouse, gives you a full point and click user experience on your 40 year old computer. Think GEOS but text based. It comes comes with a file manager, multiple work environments, utilities including: a calculator, a calendar, a timer and stopwatch, a text viewer, a memory inspector, image viewer, SID player and much more. But don't take my word for it. Watch this Retro Recipes Review and sit back in awe!!

      - And lastly I would like to pay my condolences to the friends and family of Harvey 'Harv' Laser who passed away back in July. He was there from the beginning and was a true champion for our little computer. Fair winds and following seas!

    Amiga Legal News Update
      -beep- -beep- -beep-

      New Links (15) YTD (214)

      • Fuss: Amiga: {WOW! A GREAT page with LOTS of tips and ticks! CapsLock Key-Codes, 3.9 Boing Bag Passwords, Run a Script from Workbench, Turn on Validation, Storage Configuration Limits, Intuition Requester on Workbench Boot, Solve Issues with Drives not Mounting on Boot, Getting Adaptec SCSI to Mount Devices on Workbench Startup, Resolving Issues with Mediator Sound Mixer, Create a (Workbench) Boot Disk, Making Elbox FastATA work alongside AmigaOS 3.2, Get the Full Path to a Directory or File, Speeding Up Quake 1, Blizzard PPC RAM Settings, Getting Games to Work and Warp3D Compatibility and more!}
      • vlink: vlink is a portable linker, written in ANSI-C, that can read and write a wide range of object- and executable file formats. It can be used to link a specific target format from several different input file formats, or for converting, stripping and manipulating files. The linker can be controlled by GNU-style linker scripts to generate absolute code, but it also runs very well with default rules to create relocatable executables, as required for AmigaOS or MorphOS. Of course there might be technical restrictions that object files of different architectures cannot be merged because of incompatible relocation types, differing endianess or symbol-names with and without leading underscores. But in theory everything is possible!
      • Classic AmigaOS Releases Since 1985 Guide: {The title says it all}
      • Remembering our FriendsThe Amiga gave us some exceptional... "amigos". This page is a small and humble tribute to the friends who are no longer with us, but who will be remembered forever in our hearts and memories.
      • ncurses: ncurses 6.3 for amigaos4 and clib2.
      • A500 Mini Amiga console interview – ‘that’s our passion for Commodore’: GameCentral talks to the co-creator of the new Amiga 500 mini-console, about the return of everything from Andrew Braybrook to GoldenEye 007.
      • Scala Still Rocks on the Amiga: Like many people who do multimedia for a living, I've had to migrate to another platform for much of my work. One long-time Amiga program that has been successfully ported to Windows is Scala. If you have a windoze box, you can download the working demo from http://www.scala.com/. It actually makes your windoze box seem like an Amiga. It performs this magic by completely shutting Windows down. But the fact is, no matter how much RAM you have and no matter how fast a Pentium you have, performance with a PC lags behind an Amiga, at least as far as live presentations are concerned. There are bells and whistles that go along with some of the newer PC animation codecs that are fun to have. But the Amiga's TV-compatible output and more manageable file formats really shine with a live presentation.
      • The Amiga Monitor Archives: {Various issues from Aug 1996 to Aug 1999}
      • Dongles for Amiga Scala MM: 'tis annoying how people will sell, or give away, their Scala software but not include the dongle along with it. Or, you lose your own dongle. {how to make your own}
      • PatchWork: PatchWork is a debugging tool similar to MuForce and Mungwall. It asserts that calls to AmigaOS libraries are AutoDocs conformous. Illegal parameters (e.g. NULL where a pointer is expected) are reported. PatchWork helps you to make your code more robust and future proof. The source code was closed, like almost all of my Amiga projects. I have reviewed and reformatted the files, translated the comments from German to English, and made the project compilable on Linux (and probably other targets) using vbcc. The source is now open to everyone for contributing, studying, archiving, or just enjoying the good old Amiga times.
      • Commodore Amiga Global Alliance: Our vision for the future of all things Commodore. I'm David Pleasance, and I want Commodore's legacy to continue and flourish. So I'm bringing together a group of people who can help make this happen. Our goal is to continue the Commodore story for you the enthusiast, and the entrepreneurs who are refurbishing and making new hardware and software.
      • ZuluSCSI, by Rabbit Hole Computing: {github repository for ZuluSCSI and firmware
      • ZuluSCSI: ZuluSCSI™ is a SCSI computer storage emulation platform, which speaks both SCSI-1 and SCSI-2. It uses file-based SCSI HDD & CD-ROM images, similar to RaSCSI and BlueSCSI. It represents a fusion of firmware and concepts from both SCSI2SD V6 and BlueSCSI. Hard drive and CD-ROM drive images are stored on a standard FAT32 or exFAT-formatted SD card.
      • AMIGA NOTES: This document contains various notes, tips and proposals for Amiga programmers and users, and lists of known bugs and workarounds for various software. It was written by James Jacobs of Amigan Software on 9/8/04, and last updated on 15/9/22. If you have any additions, corrections or suggestions, please email us. EMail: amigansoftware@gmail.com URL: http://amigan.1emu.net/
      • Video Toaster with NewTek Founder Tim Jenison - The Retro Hour EP342: We're joined by a legend this week, NewTek founder and the 'father of desktop video', Tim Jenison, to hear the story of how the Commodore Amiga changed the movie and TV industry.

    10 Sep 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! I'm on a roll. I would like to point out the small discussion over at Amigaworld.net about David Pleasance new project: the Commodore Amiga Global Alliance (CAGA). In this 15 min video David pitches his idea for bringing us Amiga users together under one central umbrella. Annual subscriptions to provide funding for projects, help sponsor events, support groups and meetings and other projects such and movies and books. In theory I REALLY like the idea and wish him luck but what really need is SOMEONE/ANYONE to FINALLY win the never ending court case and take charge!!

       And again I'm always shocked but pleasantly surprised when I stumble across projects like this that I haven't come across before. The Amiga Replacement Project is a PRIME example. The goal is a 100% compatible pop-in replacements for the Angus, Denise and Paula chips. WOW!! I'm just wondering why don't I see more people talking about this? Over at EAB they have a thread which covers the current progress with a picture too! Combine this with the efforts of the guys over at BUFFEE working on their own Gary replacement project and individual computers with their Clone-A project (if it ever sees the light of day) and we could making brand new Amigas in our garages!

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      • Amiga Replacement Project: This is an attempt to make clean Verilog sources for each chip on the Amiga. Unlike MiniMig and related implementations, this seeks to maintain perfect compatibility with the whole chip and the whole chip only to serve as a second-source to the slowly disappearing stock of Amiga chips. These will be drop-in replacements. To view the plan of record for each chip, please visit the README.md for each project.
      • The Elite Home Page: {Ian Bell's Elite Page. Lots of good information, manuals and downloads}
      • Amiga Bourne Compatible Shell: Amiga Bourne Compatible Shell – This project is based on pdksh, with the goal to bring a bourne (or POSIX) compatible shell to Amiga systems.
      • PCI expansions: These boards add PCI slots to your Amiga. {For Sale: Spider USB, Prometheus & Mediator 4000D boards}
      • Amiga Bourne Compatible Shell: Amiga Bourne Compatible Shell – This project is based on pdksh, with the goal to bring a bourne (or POSIX) compatible shell to Amiga systems.
      • Retro Giovedi {Italian}: {Italian based Amiga store}
      • Amiga IDE-LAN Zorro 2 and 3: {Italian} Zorro 2 or Zorro 3 card with standard 40-pin IDE controller and RJ45 10 Mbit/s network connector. Including floppy with LAN driver.
      • White waffle: The floppy drive indispensable for the Amiga user. It allows you to read and write ADF and, thanks to a specific version of WinUAE, it works like a real Amiga drive allowing you to directly read and write your floppies!
      • Power Programs Software & more for Commodore computers: On this site you can find articles, downloads and more about my favourite computer types - the old homecomputers from Commodore. Mostly about the machines I owned and used back in the (late) 1980's and 1990's: the Commodore 64 and the Commodore Amiga 500. There is also a special section featuring the MOS 6502, the processor architecture which powered the Commodore 64 and quite a few more homecomputers from the early and mid 1980's and a section featuring articles about retro consoles and computers.
      • Retro Giovedi {Italian}: Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform development library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, and graphics hardware via OpenGL and Direct3D. It is used by video playback software, emulators, and popular games including Valve's award winning catalog and many Humble Bundle games. More extensive documentation is available in the docs directory, starting with README.md. Enjoy! Sam Lantinga
      • Utilitybase Your guide to Amiga development {Archive}: UtilityBase is a site focused on development for AmigaOS, Amiga hardware, Amiga clones and other related systems, this includes but is not limited to systems like AmigaOS 3.x, 4.x, MorphOS, AROS or AmigaDE/Anywhere. Since they share APIs, technology and/or ideology it is only natural to have a common ground to discuss and learn about them. The site provides tutorials, documentation, news and reviews related to Amiga development. In addition, it has a forum for communicating with other developers, helping eachother out, sharing tricks, code or ideas.
      • AmiUpdate - AmigaOS Update Server Administration: Public updates released since AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition
      • The adtools project: This is the Amiga developement tools project that host a number of tools that can be used to develop applications for AmigaOS and Amigaoid systems. At the moment only the version for the latest AmigaOS version (4.x) is in a relatively good shape while this is probably not the case for the other systems.
      • Tom's Homepage: {Information on the Prelude sound card and programs Samplitude, AmigaAMP, AHIRecord & Play16}
      • The extreme Commodore A600 upgrading page: This site tells the story of me and a friend of mine trying to upgrade an Amiga 600 to the max. Why would you want to do so? Well, hard to explain. It's a freak thing. So if you don't like the Amiga or even don't know what it is, if you've never experienced the wish to do something crazy, well then you better stop reading now. This project was completely irrational -- and therefore one hell lot of fun!
      • Shadow of the 16-bit Beast: an Amiga gaming retrospective: The Amiga was born a game machine, but it entered a world where the video game industry was well-established and changing rapidly. Long gone were the days where a lone coder would stay up all night in his basement for six weeks and bang out a hit for the Atari 2600. Even the younger and smaller computer game industry had moved far beyond Roberta Williams putting floppy disks into ziplock bags and answering phone calls from players in her kitchen. The success of the Commodore 64 (and on the other side of the pond, the Sinclair Spectrum) meant that more money was available for computer game development, and it was a good thing too, as the more powerful 16-bit machines were starting to seriously test the limits of a one-man development team.
      • MHI Dev - The new standard in MPEG audio: MHI is a new standard for MPEG audio on the Amiga. It was created by Thomas Wenzel and Paul Qureshi, with help from Dirk Conrad, because current systems (mpega.library and the mpeg.device) do not offer the features modern applications such as AmigaAMP require. This archive contains everything you need to develop programs using MHI and MHI drivers for new hardware or software decoders. Please support MHI, we really think it's the best possible solution for playing MPEG audio on AmigaOS!
      • AmigaOS Manual: Workbench Fundamentals: This chapter describes the elements of the Amiga Workbench including: Screens, Menus, Windows, Gadgets, Icons & Requesters
      • Commodities Exchange Library: This article describes Commodities Exchange, the library of routines used to add a custom input handler to the Amiga. With Commodities Exchange, any program function can be associated with key combinations or other input events globally allowing the creation utility programs that run in the background for all tasks. Code samples on this page are not yet updated to AmigaOS 4.x some of them may be obsolete or incompatible with AmigaOS 4.x.
      • ZitaFTP Server: Transfer files quickly and securely directly to/from your computer. ZitaFTP Server is a fast and secure FTP(S) server. It: Is easy to setup, Enables secure, safe & private file transfer protected by SSL/TLS, Password cracking countermeasures keep hackers out of your files & server, Transfer large files, Supports multiple simultaneous transfers for speed & Web Administration – tweak the configuration remotely. AmigaOS4.x
      • AmigaScene.nl: {Dutch - An Amiga news and message board.}
      • RetroEZ: RetroEZ is a community orientated online store, focused on helping people of all levels enjoy the retro gaming computer experience. We are also working towards opening a true bricks-and-mortar shop in the near future; with the goal of eventually bringing the Amiga back to the High Street. {...} We are a group of 40 something year old Amiga 600 focused users who originally got back in touch via the Amiga community during the first lockdown. It reignited a passionate hobby for us all and after helping various other friends and forum members, has turned into a small business that we are proud to be a part of. At Retro EZ we have invested heavily into supporting new product lines as well as manufacturing our own products, which right from prototype production stages through to bulk manufacturing, have been designed with the Amiga user in mind. We hope you will join us on this exciting journey and support us in sharing our products and services with like minded community users. Thank you. The Retro EZ Team.

    6 Sep 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! If I'm not making any really progress on the new site at least I will try and increase my link postings on this one.

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      • Assets for an old mod for Alien Breed 3D 2: Assets for an old mod made in around 1997/1998 for Alien Breed 3D 2, a game released for the Commodore Amiga 1200 and 4000 in 1996. The original version of the game required 4MB of Fast RAM. This mod likely requires more, but not more than 16MB.
      • Ghidra Amiga: Ghidra Amiga Extension. Load Amiga Hunk executables and Kickstart ROMs. Includes NDK 3.9 symbols
      • How to build AmigaOS4 cross-compiler (Binutils 2.23.2 & GCC 8.3.0) on CYGWIN: {Amigans.net thread. Full walk though with pics and comments}
      • AmigaOS4 version of Odyssey: AmigaOS4 version of Odyssey
      • clib2 – A 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 one (except for StackSwap i don't find the replacement)
      • X5000 WIKI: This page provides information repository about the X5000 computer from A-EON Technology Ltd.
      • BeeBase: BeeBase is a relational, programmable database system with graphical user interface for Windows, Mac, Linux and Amiga. {Originally MUIbase. Written by Steffen Guttman}
      • ScanPlus AGA – Amiga 1200 and Amiga 4000D Scandoubler: ScanPlus AGA is a internal Scandoubler for the Amiga 1200 and Amiga 4000D (not Amiga 4000T or Amiga CD32). The advantage of the internal ScanPlus AGA is that it will allow you to connect to a standard VGA monitor whether that be a traditional (best) CRT experience or a flat screen monitor or TV with VGA connector.
      • The triumph and tragedy of the Commodore Amiga: But can it play Doom? A question we all asked, repeatedly, throughout the early to mid-1990s. As Commodore’s Amiga had dragged itself, almost kicking and screaming, from the high-priced, productivity-focused world of workstations and onto desks of regular punters around Europe (‘the world’ would be pushing it), it felt like there was nothing this computer couldn’t do.
      • History Of The Amiga: The following history of the Amiga documents the development and commercial history of the Amiga, a home computer product line manufactured from the middle 1980s up to today.
      • Pandory: The Pandory Mod is "sideloaded" firmware for the A500 mini which gives you full access to the machine and allows you to run native programs that enable many new game emulators, such as RetroArch. It comes in the form of a WHDLOAD package and exploits a hidden-feature of the A500 amiberry emulator to run native code. It runs completely from USB stick and is 100% removable.
      • amiga-par-to-spi-adapter : The goal of this project is to make a cheap and easy to build SPI adapter that connects to the parallel port of an Amiga. Furthermore, the performance of the adapter should be as fast as possible.
      • The 7 worst gaming controllers of all time: People love their games machines. Genesis vs Super Nintendo. PlayStation 3 vs Xbox 360. Epoch Cassette Vision vs, er, the Arcadia 2001. If you've owned a gaming box you probably had a view on how it stacks against the competition. But how often do we factor in the controller? As the bit you actually need to get your feels on, it's important. Like, really important. With this in mind, let's take a gander at seven games controllers that didn't so much let the side down, as scuttle the bloody ship altogether. And there isn't an N64 controller in sight.
      • Why the Atari 2600’s Joystick Port Became a De Facto Standard: The Original “Universal” Port. The Atari 2600’s joystick port had a history that survived for nearly two decades on a variety of systems, from the Sega Master System to the 3DO. Not that cross-compatibility is exactly perfect.
      • Welcome to the Amiga PCB Explorer: {OUTSTANDING!!! Full PBC layouts for the A500, 600, 1200, 4000, 4000T CD32 and the A2386sx board. Only selective versions of the boards are available}
      • SDL for AmigaOS 4.0: This is a port of SDL, the Simple Directmedia Layer, for AmigaOS 4.0. SDL is a popular open-source API for games and other software that need low-level access to video and audio hardware and input devices. SDL was created and is maintained by Sam Lantinga, but has had a legion of contributors of the years (see SDL credits). The AmigaOS 4.0 port was created originally by Thomas and Hans Joerg Frieden, but for the last two years has largely been the work of me, Richard Drummond. Other contributors include Juergen Schober (who developed the audio layer). You can find may OS4.0 applications built with SDL at os4depot.net and some that I have built on my Amiga Stuff page.
      • Why Jack Tramiel left Commodore: Retro computing fans, especially Commodore and Atari enthusiasts, all know the story. Jack Tramiel left Commodore, the company he founded, in early 1984 at the height of its success. Then, within a few months, he gained control of Commodore rival Atari. But why?

    24 Aug 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Boy there is nothing more I LOVE than falling down the rabbit hole of some random Amiga topic. While updating my Big Old List of *EVERY* Custom Amiga Chip and Chipset Name I Could Find doc, let me know if you have any comments, I got caught up finding more links about Dr. Ed. helper's Hombre Chipset and Dave Haynie's next generation Acutiator AAA system (Note: PDF doc)

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    22 Aug 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! What a nice way to start off a day. Recently Daniel, over at my FAVORITE Amiga website Amiga-News.de, contacted me about a progress report on the new site. Well I think you all know the answer to that (**STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION** ha ha) but he was nice enough to post this update. Thanks Daniel! I promise I'm working on it!!!

      - If you haven't read this interview it is well worth your time. The guys at Tarnkappe.info just did a WONDERFUl interview with Bars&Pipes maintainer Alfred Faust. Side note... In the interview he mentions that his towered A1200 broke a few weeks {edit- years} ago and he's not quite sure when he will be able to get it repaired. Question... Why haven't we either started a gofundme, donated some money directly to him or got him parts to fix his computer yet? I'm going to see how I can help!

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      • BarsnPipes: Interview with Alfred Faust: In this massive interview we talk to Alfred Faust, the man behind Bars&Pipes about this popular Amiga sequencer and his plans for the future.
      • Alfred Faust: {Homepage for Alfred Faust. Creator of Bars&Pipes. Also resources for SuperJAM!, TripplePlay3, DB-50XG, Inovatools, MIDI and other music related information}
      • Amiga-Music-Inquiry: Selectanovel asked some musicians how they produce their tunes on the Amiga. Do they also use any PC hardware for their hobby?
      • Amigans.net Discord Link: {The title says it all}
      • Digital Images And The Amiga: There was a time in the late 80s and early 90s where the Amiga was the standard for computer graphics. Remember SeaQuest? That was an Amiga. The intro to Better Call Saul? That’s purposefully crappy, to look like it came out of an Amiga. When it comes to the Amiga and video, the first thing that comes to mind is the Video Toaster, hardware and software that turns an Amiga 2000 into a nonlinear video editing suite. Digital graphics, images, and video on the Amiga was so much more than the Video Toaster, and at this year’s Vintage Computer Festival East, [Bill] and [Anthony] demonstrated what else the Amiga could do.
      • John "Chucky" Hertell: {The legend! TONS of information about ReAmiga, upgrading Bizzards boards, AA3000+ Amiga 4000 Replica, A3660 A4000 & more!}
      • A3640 Repairguide: The Commodore A3640 is a very simple 68040 accelerator for the Amiga 3000 and 4000 made only to be low priced. So no memory onboard etc. BUT as they also populated the card with 3 electrolyte capacitors with the wrong polarity, many of them have died due to leakage. The most common problem is that there are a via that have gone bad due to the leakage. And I have been annoyed that it is kind of hard to follow traces. So last summer. I did the painful thing of finding 2 scanned pictures of a bare A3640 board and in paint.net I followed every single trace and documented it.
      • AAmiga 4000 Hardware: Here I will try to collect different hardware problems and their solutions. This is a “never to be finished page” and have no idea whatsoever if this is a good media to do it. But. ok let’s try. ok? Some fixes and troubleshooting will require you to have spares, oscilloscopes, hot air station, solder station etc. and know how to use it. if not: let someone who got the knowledge/stuff to do it.
      • GoTek-Retro Articles: {A bunch of good articles on various topics. Adding a CD-Rom to your A2000, A500 memory issues, Amiga IDE FAQ, Big Book of Amiga Troubleshooting, copying a physical floppy to an ADF for a Gotek and more
      • Dossier: Hidden messages and Easter eggs in AmigaOS {French - translated}: Hidden messages or easter eggs in the Amiga operating system are nothing new. The first hidden message was inserted as early as 1985 in a preview of the Kickstart ROM and this "tradition" continues until the very latest versions of AmigaOS.
      • The Commodore Logo: A Short History {Video}: A very brief and high level look at the history of logos used by the company that brought us the Commodore 64. From their humble beginnings in 1958 as Commodore Portable Typewriter Company Limited, to the creation of the famous "chicken lips" logo in 1965 when they were called Commodore Business Machines (Canada) Limited, to their demise in 1994 as Commodore International Limited.
      • MEDUSA Retro SCANDOUBLER: Medusa is here; after many experiments with framemeister, OSSC and others, we decided to make quantum leap ahead all competition and make sth MUCH BETTER :-).. and to be honest - WE DID IT !
      • Hirasawa Composes Boot Jingle for AmigaOS 4.0 {Archive.org}: Chaos Union and Hyperion Entertainment VOF announced today that recording artist Susumu Hirasawa will deliver a boot jingle created specifically for AmigaOS 4.0. Two additional tracks will also be included on the AmigaOS 4.0 CD to showcase Hirasawa's music.
      • Photogenics {archive.org}: {Idruna.com Photogenics page}
      • Retro Supplies: We are a UK based designer and manufacturer of upgrades for Commodore Amiga computers, supplying end users and wholesale customers. All our products are designed and built by the Amiga parts designer know as LinuxJedi. {CPU boards, Ram/Rom Upgrades, RGBtoHDMI, FPGA Addons and more}
      • Amiga 2000 Rebuild Project Part 1: {Another GREAT posing from Epsilon about a recent A2000 rebuild}
      • Graphics Tablets on the Amiga: I’ve been working on my A1200 with a graphics tablet and have made a video on how to do this, a couple of the tablets that work, and some recommendations. During this process I’ve realised how hard it can be to hunt down all of the different drivers (some of which have never been on Aminet) I’ve collected them all together here, with thanks to everyone on EAB, and the guy in germany who sold me Tableau Pro. {Wacom}
      • AmigaONE X1000 10 Year Anniversary Thoughts: So just over 10 years ago, I bought a new Amiga, the AmigaOne x1000. It had a lot of promises, to push the Amiga platform to the next generation of computing. Dual core support, 64bit, cpu and this weird custom chip, Xmos. It all sounded very exciting, os4 also got Firefox port at this time and other promised app like open office for kids was promised to be on the horizon. Amiga sounded like it had a chance of a return, so with much debate and thinking it seemed like it was now or never to try and support this mini comeback I would get myself an AmigaOne x1000. 10 years on did the promises match the dream. I wrote a review also 10 years ago’s, re-reading I put this in its summary section of the review

    16 Aug 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Sorry... Trust me when I say really I didn't intend to go a whole month between updates. I must have stared this entry at least half a dozen times but never quite finished it. Anyway.... A few things have caught my eye since the last update.

      A-EON Technology released Version 2.2 of their Enhancer Software. It's good to see that development is still happening on the OS4x side of the house.

      An informative thread on Amigworld.net discusses the back story of Mai Logic (Creators of the Artica chipsets found in the AmigaOne and Pegasos line of computers). There we will find information on [E1] Jason Ho’s chip design businesses, (1992~2004) and various documents pertaining to his various legal issues. Side note... Who knew knew Mai provided parts for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)?

      Night and Day... In Trevor's latest blog post he doesn't expect the production run of A1222 boards to ship until 2023 while ACube is predicting they will have a new batch of Sam460LE motherboards ready by this September.

       On Amigans.net there is a disheartening thread in which a user discuses issues he's having with his second X5000. I realize we all exist in a VERY SMALL community. Virtually every project is basically "hand to mouth". You better buy it today because it might not be there tomorrow. I know we no longer have the backing of a single company with deep pockets, R/D, programming & engineering staffs, QC, advertising, public relations and more. I can sympathize with the global slowdown of electronic parts and how that is affecting out industry and I understand why the community is completely fractured into different camps. I applaud each ones efforts to keep their little part of the dream alive.

      I get it. I really do but at this point I am VIRTUALLY convinced this nightmare will NEVER END!! LOL! The quicker I learn accept it the happier I will be but I take solace in remembering that sometimes it's not the destination but rather journey that is most satisfying part. I like the fight. I like being an underdog. I LOVE the challenges that come with it! Would we really appreciate the Amiga if everything was easy?? My guess is no. And while I'll keep on fighting I guess I'm most angry at the fact that that after all these years we are still no closer to having the legal issues resolved. INCREDIBLE!!! It seems that out of all the possible outcomes the odds of someone FINALLY taking control of this cluster and start picking up the pieces is the MOST UNLIKELY outcome of all...

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      • Amiga Graphics Card Guide: The aim of this guide is to settle if Amiga is a computer or a console. As you can see in this guide the big-box Amiga computers had graphics cards for a long time. However, low-end Amigas also have several options for making that possible. Amiga computers aren’t limited by their custom chipset at all. It never was!
      • Building a Micro-AmigaOne - By Lyle Hazelwood {Archive.org}: The following article is an account of observations and solutions to problems which arose during the build of a Micro AmigaOne computer. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Any similarity to your real life experience is purely coincidental. All information in this document is believed to be accurate. The author accepts no responsibility for how you use it.
      • An Amiga 1000: {Multi-part series abouty the restoration on an A1000}
      • AmigaWarp: {Bosnian Amiga news site}
      • The A-EON Amiga X5000: An alternate universe where the Amiga platform never died: A new Amiga computer emerges that is both modern and an Amiga.
      • THE DEATHBED VIGIL: A story of the days surrounding the bankruptcy of Commodore Computer, some of the people involved in making the Amiga systems, and where it all went wrong. A film by Dave Haynie
      • VIRUS HELP TEAM: Virus Help Team started on 1 january 1995, with the aim to help Amiga users with virus problems and support the antivirus programmers. We do all this anti-virus work in our free time, we all have full time work next to our antivirus hobby. And by the way Virus Help Team in Denmark celebrated 25'th anniversary in 2020, so we are here if you have any virus problems. Our objectives are: To fight and prevent the spreading of computervirus. To aid users with virus relate problems. To support all well known antivirus programmer with virus. To find virus programmers and bring them to justice. To be a NON-PROFIT group. Keeping the Amiga alive.
      • AmigaLinux.org: {TONS of pictures, files and guides supporting Linux on the AmigaOne X1000, SAM and other AmigaOne Computers.}
      • Analogic: {Established in 1987 this UK company sells various Amiga chips, boards, refurbished computers and more}
      • Avalanche: Simple ReAction GUI for XAD
      • Amiga clock port to Raspberry Pi interface: This interface has a small 64 kB SRAM memory that is shared between an Amiga and a Raspberry Pi. The Amiga connects to the interface through the clock port. The A314 software has been adapted to this interface so that it is possible to run services such as a314fs and the SANA-II network driver. The software is available as the clockport_if branch in the a314 repository, which is added to this repository as a git submodule.
      • Commodore Amiga 4000 PSU upgrade/repair: Even though I have already replaced the capacitors in my A4000's PSU.. I just didn't trust it! Oh and the cooling fan was just too noisy! So I thought to myself, bugger it I've got a spare A4000 PSU, I'll convert an ATX PSU and refit it in the it's case. So the first thing I did was find an ATX supply that not only had enough current to supply the A4000, but was smaller then the original case so I knew the PSU PCB will fit the original Amiga PSU case.
      • Amiga 4000: PSU Mod : My power supply died again. It has been very unreliable for some reason (probably bad caps, or overload), so I finally decided to mod an ATX power supply for the 4K to give it more power and reliability. I based my mod on a mix of 2 other ATX mods: I took the PSU case mod part of this: http://mfilos.blogspot.com/2011/08/a4000-psu-mod.html and the ATX part of the mod from this: http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?t=7593 which gets you the concoction that I came up below. It’s not too bad I think, other than the not-so-straight cut lines. I put links at the end of this post below so you can find everything that I bought for this mod easily.
      • Commodore Amiga 4000 PSU Upgrade: Some months ago i have decided to upgrade the power supply of my Commodore Amiga 4000 with a good ATX power supply, compact and with a high amperage. I have found the SFX POWER 2 300w from the German Company: Be Quiet. The power supply is perfectly suited to my needs. Below the work was done, anything of complex if not fit the PCB inside the power supply of the Commodore Amiga 4000.
      • Amiga [Data] On the Go!: {Article covering the Amazing Computing feature story on how to connect an Amiga computer to a Sharp Wizard}
      • Boxing clever – the best of Amiga box art: Purchasing a video game these days frequently means clicking a button on a website, or buying a box off a shelf with only a code on a piece of paper inside it. But there was a time when buying a game used to mean you got a package of sweet sweet goodies. You could expect a well written manual at the very least, but often you would get maps, posters and fancy code wheels when you handed over your cash. And on the front cover – works of art.
      • Greaseweazle Host Tools: This repository contains the host tools for controlling Greaseweazle: Greaseweazle is a USB device and host tools allowing versatile floppy drive control. By extracting the raw flux transitions from a drive, any disk format can be captured and analysed: PC, Amiga, Amstrad, PDP-11, musical instruments, industrial equipment, and more. Greaseweazle also supports writing to floppy disks, from a range of image file formats including those commonly used for online preservation (ADF, IPF, DSK, IMG, HFE, ...).
      • The Micro-AmigaOne and Amiga OS4 Developer Prerelease (Update 1): It lives! Ars looks at new Amiga hardware and the Amiga OS4 Developer...
      • lammpee: {An INCREDIBLE web based simulation of the OS 1.3 workbench as if you were sitting down in front of the a real 1084 monitor. Scan lines & flicker included!}
      • Old operating system as homepage: {The source code for lampmee.de}
      • Amigaplanet: The AmigaPlanet Manifesto. We thought it over and over again and decide to enhance communication with all the Amiga Community by creating a simple blog to share the most important and “juicy” threads of out forum in the form of blog-posts or articles or simply copy-paste procedure.
      • amiga-debug Visual Studio Code Extension (Windows only): One-stop Visual Studio Code Extention to compile, debug and profile Amiga C/C++ programs compiled by the bundled gcc 12.1 with the bundled WinUAE. This fully self-contained extension will help you to quickly develop demos, intros, games, etc. for the Amiga 500, 1200, 4000. It supports C and C++, however no standard library is available. It comes with advanced productivity features like debug overlay, frame profiler, graphics debugger and size profiler.
      • DRACONET International Draco Resource Center {archive.org}: {Hardware & software compatibility, tips & tricks, software, mailing list info and much more}
      • Welcome to Famous Amiga Uses homepage!: A big document, (actually two, one in AmigaGuide format and the other one in html format) that contains information about famous Amiga uses around the world. This document will show that Amiga was quite widely used in Schools, TV-stations, Movies etc...
      • Computer Grpahics and Computer Animation: A Retrospective overview - 16.4 Amiga: This book was developed in an attempt to maintain in one location the information and references that point to the many important historical developments of the short life of the computer graphics world as we know it. {This is the Amiga chapter}
      • Verycomputer Amiga Forums: {An old Amiga forum. Lost of topics. Last posting ~2011}
      • The Amiga Graphics Archive: vLaunched in 1985 the Commodore Amiga boasted graphics capabilities that were unsurpassed for it's time. It featured an intricate collection of custom chips that enabled it to do things that, until then, had been impossible to achieve with other personal computers. This site is dedicated to graphics made with or for the Commodore Amiga home computer.
      • Getting an A1200 Online Part 1 – Adding a Network Card: In this guide I’m going to document how I got my Amiga A1200 online. I’ll cover installing a network card and configuring a TCP/IP Stack. I’ll also cover installing a Web browser and email program and maybe a few other bits and bobs too.
      • Setting up Wireless Internet Access on A1200: Guide to setting up a Wireless Network/Internet connection on A1200/A600* This guide contains the basic steps needed to setup Internet access on an A1200 with the following hardware, if you have different hardware then some of the steps may also differ. This guide only covers the automatic detection of settings; there will be a further guide for setting up manually should you encounter a problem. This guide also assumes you have basic knowledge of navigating your way around the Workbench and have the facility to transfer files to your Amiga.
      • PCMCIA Compact Flash Guide: This guide will summarise what is needed to get PCMCIA Compact Flash working as a mass storage device on an Amiga A600 or A1200 to be able to transfer files to and from it.
      • GMB's PCMCIA Page: This page should give you an overview of PCMCIA Cards tested on the native 16 bit PCMCIA-Slot of an AMIGA A1200 or A600. This list isn't ment to be complete and comes with no warranty!
      • About NetBSD/amiga: NetBSD/amiga is the port of NetBSD to the Amiga line of personal computers by Commodore and [Amiga International] and to the DraCo by MacroSystem GmbH. Development activity on NetBSD/amiga continues at a speed dependent on people's spare time. Currently, NetBSD/amiga runs on any Amiga [1] that has a Motorola 68020 or better CPU with some form of MMU, and on 68060 DraCos. For 68020 and 68030 systems, a FPU is recommended but not required. 68LC040, 68040V and 68LC060 systems don't work correctly at the moment.
      • About NetBSD/amigappc: NetBSD/amigappc is a very experimental port to the PowerPC-based Amiga expansion boards as manufactured by Phase 5. Supported peripheral devices will basically be the same as with NetBSD/amiga. Currently, we do not plan to create any binary release, but development will continue and is in fact, easier, now that cross-compilation of the base system is supported within NetBSD-current.

    15 Jul 2022

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

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Beeeeeeeeeep...

      New Links (28) YTD (99)

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

    19 Jun 2022

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

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

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

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

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


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

    WOW
    SPEECHLESS!!


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

    WOW

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

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - The mailbox is still empty.

      New Links (8) YTD (71)

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

    31 May 2022

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

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

    This is GREAT!
    Pic linked from IndieRetroNews.com

      - Happy Birthday Jay Miner.

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

      New Links (9) YTD (63)

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

    27 Apr 2022

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

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

      New Links (7) YTD (54)

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

    13 Apr 2022

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

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

      New Links (25) YTD (47)

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

    15 Mar 2022

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

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

      New Links (1) YTD (22)

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

    28 Feb 2022

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

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


    25 Feb 2022

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

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Still quiet...

      New Links (9) YTD (21)

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

    31 Jan 2022

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

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

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

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

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Still quiet...

      New Links (7) YTD (12)

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

    26 Jan 2022

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

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

      New Links (2) YTD (5)

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

    9 Jan 2022

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

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

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

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

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

      New Links (3) YTD (3)

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

    1 Jan 22

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


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


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