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    !!Working to get 'Categories' back on line!! Limited access to some site resources.

    24 Feb 21

    Today's Highlights
       - Always surprised when I discover a GREAT website such as AMIGAOS. Check it out and you'll know what I mean.

    Latest News
      -On 16 Feb there was news that the trademark name AMIGA has been obtained by Colanto Corporation. What does this mean going forward? I know there are people who are dead set against them and even plan on leaving the scene. I, on the otherhand, tend to think a consolidation of the Amiga IP can be a positive thing. Honestly how could things get any worse? Now lets all hope more good news is just around the next proverbial "two week" corner.

      New Links

        -Amiga OS :: multimedia, multi-threaded, multi-tasking: Welcome to the (unofficial) AmigaOS Support Homepage. On this page you will find all important information and updates for the AmigaOS 3.1, 3.5 and 3.9 for your Amiga computer.
        -The A1100 Project: A replacement MB designed to fit in the original case. Features: 020 @ 14Mhz, 64MB Ram, can use either A1000 or A1200 expansion cards, flicker fixer, serial & parallel ports, IDE, VGA, RCA color composite and more! Incredible project!!
        -DTML Lemmings: Hi! Welcome to DHTML Lemmings! This is a remake of Lemmings all written in javascript. You will be needing a modern browser and a fairly fast PC to play this game. IE5.5+ pr a recent Mozilla / Opera version and a 500+ Mhz processor should do, but more power is better :)
        -Amiga Now Includes HDMI By Way Of A Raspberry Pi Daughterboard: If you had an Amiga during the 16-bit home computer era it’s possible that alongside the games and a bit of audio sampling you had selected it because of its impressive video capabilities. In its heyday the Amiga produced broadcast-quality graphics that could even be seen on more than a few TV shows from the late 1980s and early 1990s. It’s fair to say though that the world of TV has moved on since the era of Guru Meditation, and an SD video signal just won’t cut it anymore. With HDMI as today’s connectivity standard, [c0pperdragon] is here to help by way of a handy HDMI upgrade that taps into the digital signals direct from the Amiga’s Denise chip.
        -Retrocomputing Spray Paints: Amiga Beige, Commodore, And ATARI Grey: [retrohax] has provided vintage computer guidance for years, and part of that guidance is this: sometimes using paint as part of restoration is simply unavoidable. But the days of tediously color-matching to vintage hardware are gone, thanks to [retrohax] offering custom-mixed spray paints in Amiga 500 Beige, C-64 Beige, and ATARI ST/SE Grey. (At the moment only delivery within Poland is available due to shipping restrictions, but [retrohax] is working on a better solution.)
        -An Amiga Sampler 30 Years Later: There was a magic moment for a few years around the end of the 1980s, when home computers were better than professional ones. That’s a mighty grand pronouncement, but it refers to the crop of 16-bit home computers that genuinely were far better than nearly all PCs at the time for multimedia tasks. You could plug a sampler cartridge into your Amiga and be in the dance charts in no time, something which sparked a boom in electronic music creativity. As retrocomputing interest has soared so have the prices of old hardware, and for those still making Amiga music that cart can now be outrageously expensive. it’s something [echolevel] has addressed, with an open-source recreation of an Amiga sampler.
        -Why You (Probably) Won’t Be Building A Replica Amiga Anytime Soon: An informative write up of why building a replica Amiga is harder than it sounds.
        -Doom Clone Shows What An Alternate-Reality Amiga Could’ve Had: Can you run Doom on the Amiga? No, not really, and arguably that was one of the causes for the computer’s demise in the mid-90s as it failed to catch up on the FPS craze of the PC world. [Krzysztof Kluczek] of the Altair demogroup has managed not exactly to remedy that status with the original article, but to show us how a potential contender could’ve been designed for the unexpanded Amiga hardware back in the day.
        -The Amiga 1000, Still Receiving New Peripherals 35 Years Later: In the world of retrocomputing it’s the earliest models that garner the most interest, usually either due to their rarity, or sometimes just because of their flaws. The Commodore Amiga 1000 is a case in point, it was the machine everybody wanted but its A500 home computer sibling made the Amiga a success story. Peripherals for the 500 are plentiful then, while those for the 1000 remain a rarity. Thus it’s a treat to see an A1000 peripheral appear in the present day, in the form of a memory, clock, and SD card expansion called the Parciero. It packs 8Mb of SRAM to give the Amiga some truly quick fast memory, something that would have used an eye-wateringly expensive brace of chips back in the day but now has just a single package.
        -Building Replica Amigas To Preserve Digital Artwork: A few years back, the Andy Warhol Museum ran into an unusual problem. They wanted to display digital pieces the pop artist created on his Amiga 1000 back in the 1980s, but putting the vintage computers on the floor and letting the public poke around on them wasn’t really an option. So the team at [Iontank] were tasked with creating an interactive display that looked like a real Amiga, but used all modern technology under the hood.
        -Jay Miner Interview Pasadena, September 1992: A very well done interview with Jay Miner.
        -Amiga Unix Wiki: This site is dedicated on preserving Amix's history and sharing information and instructions on what Amix is, how to install it (either on real hardware or in emulation) and what can you do with it. Mainly, it tries to cater to people who wish to run AMIX for whatever reason on their hardware. By documenting experiences with it, it is hoped that subsequent SVR4 junkies will find the way more smooth than it might have been without any guidance at all.
        -Project Horizon: A fun looking "Commando" type game but on the moon. Really well done.
        -Ermentrud – Das Spiel: Unfinished adventure game for AmigaOS 3. It was developed with the Inga engine. You can find a demo on Aminet. Most of the backgrounds were colorized by Jan Heinemann and the story was written by Johannes Conrady.
        -Inga – Adventure Game Engine: Inga stands for Inutilis Graphic Adventure and it is an engine for adventure games including development tools. Download from Aminet. Further development was canceled. The engine was originally created for the never finished game “Ermentrud”.
        -FAQ about the 4GB problem: An in depth article on Amiga file system 4GB limit and several ways to attempt circumvent it. A MUST READ!
        -Vampire Italia - Forum dedicato ad Amiga e Vampire (Italian): An impressive looking Italian Vampire forum.
        -FAQ about the 4GB problem: An in depth article on Amiga file system 4GB limit and several ways to attempt circumvent it. A MUST READ!
        -CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures: The official page cataloging CVE issues tagged specifically for the Amiga. Currently we have (4) while micorsoft has (6191). Security through Obscurity for the win!! HA HA!
        -Amiga Ireland: We have reserved our venue again for our seventh annual event in January 2022. We will wait for pandemic restrictions on indoor gatherings to be lifted before putting tickets on sale. Retro lovers unite for a not-for-profit, friendly annual meeting of enthusiasts of Amiga, Commodore and life in general. Active since 2015, we meet every January and anyone can book a ticket. Read on to learn more about a typical event...
        -AmigaOS 3.5 Manual: All 5 manuals (Installation, Workbench, Harddisk, AmigaDOS & ARexx) in HTML form.
        -AmigaOS 3.9 Manual: All 5 manuals (Installation, Workbench, Harddisk, AmigaDOS & ARexx) in HTML form.
        -Sam440ep: Main ACube systems page for the Sam440ep.
        -Sam440ep-Flex: Main ACube systems page for the Sam440ep-Flex.
        -BYTECellar Category Archives: Amiga: One of the BEST sites on the web for vintage computing and here's their Amiga articles.
        -aMiGa=poWeR (French): Since 1998 one of the last of the printed Amiga magazines still hanging around. If you can read French you're in luck!

    12 Feb 21

    Today's Highlights
       - Nothing to earth shattering but I'm always inspired when I see all the projects to get a classic Amiga to use HDMI, a screenshot of Python3.8 for AmigaOS4, plus an AWESOME thread over at EAB discussing how a coder shows possible way in which some elements of Street Fighter 2 might be possible. We're not dead yet!

    Latest News
      -All's quiet on the western front.

      New Links

        -NUEVO Amiga A1100 (Placa base) (Spanish): A thread over at RetroWiki discussing a new motherboard replacement for the A1000. 020 @14Mhz, OCS/ECS compatible, 64MB, IDE, supports 2 Kickstart Roms, Flickerfixer and Scan Doubler, (2) Expansion ports: A1000 (86 pin) & A1200 (150 pin), ATX power supply & A1200 Clockport. Google translation
        -GoShell: GoShell is free and easy tool to open Shell terminal in fullscreen on separate screen.
        -The Maestrix: Maestix MaestroPro driver simulator that redirects audio to AHI. Now what is a MaestrixPro? Glad you asked. It was a 16 bit digital audio recorder created by MacroSystems back in 1993.
        -RGBtoHDMI: Bare-metal Raspberry Pi project that provides pixel-perfect sampling of BBC Micro video and conversion to HDMI.
        -Amiga-Digital-Video: Add a digital video port to vintage Amiga machines.
        -Amiga Now Includes HDMI By Way Of A Raspberry Pi Daughterboard: If you had an Amiga during the 16-bit home computer era it’s possible that alongside the games and a bit of audio sampling you had selected it because of its impressive video capabilities. In its heyday the Amiga produced broadcast-quality graphics that could even be seen on more than a few TV shows from the late 1980s and early 1990s. It’s fair to say though that the world of TV has moved on since the era of Guru Meditation, and an SD video signal just won’t cut it anymore. With HDMI as today’s connectivity standard, [c0pperdragon] is here to help by way of a handy HDMI upgrade that taps into the digital signals direct from the Amiga’s Denise chip.
        -Excellent RGB to HDMI adapter for OCS and ECS Amiga is out: Looking for an HDMI solution for your Classic OCS or ECS Amiga? Don’t want to use lots of money on it? Then look no further. This RGBtoHDMI adapter for your Amiga is what you need. Amiga community never stops to amaze me!
        -Dennis RGB to HDMI Adapter for Amiga 500 with Raspberry Pi Zero: A Dennis chip adapter to give your Amiga HDMI output. Check project documentation for details and BOM. Thanks to project owners (c0pperdragon and hoglet67) for this awesome work. This is V2 board. 2 Layers PCB 62.2 x 26.7 mm FR-4, 1.6 mm, 1, HASL with lead, Red Solder Mask, White silkscreen. Add pixel-perfect HDMI output to the Amiga machines.
        -RGB to HDMI: The RGBtoHDMI interface converts the "digital" RGB video signal from vintage computers like the BBC Micro or PC MDA/CGA/EGA to HDMI or DVI compatible with most modern TVs/Monitors. The interface comprises a Raspberry Pi Zero and a specially designed Hat containing a small CPLD. Custom firmware on the Raspberry Pi, in conjunction with the CPLD, is able to correctly sample each of the supported video modes to give a pixel-perfect rendition. The HDMI output is locked to the input so there are no frame drops, repeats or tears and it also has low lag of around 4 milliseconds (less than a quarter of a frame).
        -D520 Amiga Converter Plug & Play (German): Analogue video signals of the Amiga classic into digital video signals. No modification of the Amiga required: plug it into the DB23 video port of any Amiga Classic.
        -Patreon: Michal Schultz: I don't normally post links for individual fan based support but MIchals support for AROS alone is worth it.
        -AROS fork by Michal Schultz: Main AROS repository for active development. Contains the main Operating System components and Build System.
        -AGNEA: Amiga Group in Northeastern America: The Amiga Group in Northeastern America (AGNEA) is for all Amigans, in particular those living on Northeastern America (Ontario, Québec, New York State…).
        -AClub Amiga Québec: Facebook page the the club.
        -Antiryad Gx (AGX): Antiryad Gx is an unified cross platform and multi core 2d and 3d game engine. In development since 1992, Antiryad Gx today rivals and even surpasses many commercial game engines in feature set, optimization and stability. Versions for A68k, MorphOS, AROS and are available from within the main package download.
        -Antiryad GX: {A nice little overview} Overview of AGX showing the Amiga port.
        -Ambermoon: Resources for the incredible Amiga game Ambermoon.
        -Amberworld: File format information. I'm bringing the file format information pages back online, hoping to encourage people to share their findings, too.
        -WinFellow - Amiga Emulator for Windows: WinFellow is a high performance Amiga Emulator primarily targeted for Windows. It's distinguished API and core does however allow a fairly easy port to other OS.
        -CLib2 - An ISO 'C' (1994) compliant runtime library for AmigaOS: This is my attempt to get Samba 2.2.x ported to the Amiga. My first Amiga port required SAS/C and a number of strange tricks had to be pulled to get it to support the kind of environment Samba needed. But with the introduction of Samba 2.2.x many of those tricks did not work any more, which is why I decided to attack the problem at the root, namely the runtime library.
        - NWAG: North West Amiga Group: Was founded in late 2015 as a reaction to the renewed levels of enthusiasm centred around the Amiga computer. Set up as a point of contact and meeting point for all enthusiastic Amiga supporters and users throughout the North West, the group is aimed at all levels of Amiga user, from the gamer, to the creative musician, the image editor, the Workbench-whizz or the re-capper!
        -WookieChat: An IRC client for AmigaOS.
        -Firmware Sources for MNT ZZ9000 Amiga Graphics/Coprocessor Card: MNT ZZ9000 is a graphics and ARM coprocessor card for Amiga computers equipped with Zorro slots. It is based on a Xilinx ZYNQ Z-7020 chip that combines 7-series FPGA fabric with dual ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs clocked at 666MHz. The current version has 1GB of DDR3 RAM and no eMMC soldered. This repository contains the sources for the FPGA logic as well as the miniature "operating system" that runs on the ARM core 0 and instruments core 1 for user applications.
        -Rack mount Amiga 1200: A story about a custom rack mount A1200 Pointboots purchased off of ebay.
        -A1k SimpleClock: A neat RTC for the Amiga 500 and Amiga 1000 Computer.
        -Lorraine (translated): The Lorraine is a prototype computer created by the Californian company Amiga Inc. It was the prototype of the Amiga 1000. {LOTS and LOTS of pictures of the original prototype}
        -Great file manager Guide for Classic and Nextgen Amiga: A very well written article over at Amitopia about the different file managers available.
        -AmiDock: The Original 1-Click Application Dock for Amiga: A very well written article over at Amigalove about the history of Amidock. Lots of pictures and videos.
        -Looking Back on 35 Years as an Amiga User: Thirty five years ago I became an Amiga user. One of the first, actually. This is a meandering and reminiscent post of sorts, written to mark the Amiga’s 35th birthday and the 35 years I have known and loved the system.
        -It Was Always The “Amiga 1000”: I have written a number of posts over the years about the Amiga 1000 computer, the first model in the Amiga line, which was released by Commodore in late 1985. I purchased my first Amiga 1000 in October 1985 from Chaney Computer in Newport News, VA (and I have reason to believe it was the first Amiga sold in the state).
        -Manuals from the "AmigaOS3.5" and the "OS3.5 - Developer v2.1" CD: AmigaOS3.5 Manual, AmigaOS3.9 Manual, AmigaMail Volume 2, Hardware Manual, Libraries Manual, Devices Manual, Includes and Autodocs 2.0 & Includes and Autodocs 3.5.

    2 Feb 21

    Today's Highlights
       - I've been meaning to update the page for the last two weeks or so but I got caught up thinking "It's the new year. There's no rush". Now I look at the calendar and it's February already?!? Holy cow! Where did January go? Time to pick up the pace again!

    Latest News
      -The only interesting tidbit of news I read was a post thread at AmigaWolrd about a Settlement and extension of court dates in the ongoing saga of Amiga IP ownership. As pointed out in the court docs was a line that read

      "The Parties resumed settlement discussions to resolve all of the matters between them in October 2020. On Thursday of last week, the Parties reached the terms of settlement on the main agreement. The only tasks that need to be completed are for the Parties to attend to seven ancillary documents, including an assignment and novation agreement, mutual releases, stipulations of dismissal, and documents related to a proceeding in Belgium. In addition, Hyperion requires additional time to confer on one point with counsel in Delaware regarding a security interest. The additional time requested will enable the Parties to focus exclusively on finalizing documents and following through with the settlement."

      Is this a reason to get excited? Nope. Just another document to be added to the pile. Better luck next time...

      New Links

        -Amiga Telecom: {Yes I know this has NOTHING to do with the Amiga specifically but at least ir proves SOMEOME can have a successful business with AMIGA in the name} Amiga is a leading Austrian Telecommunication Provider focusing on landline phone calls and on international phone calls by mobile phones.
        -MiSS FPGA: FPGA Board designed to fit inside a Commodore A500 case. Uses the original A500 keyboard as input device! Runs MiST FPGA firmware and it is compatible with all MiST cores. Can run as Amiga (OCS, ECS, AGA), Atari ST/STE/Mega, MSX2+, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari 800, Sega Megradrive, NES, Sega Master System and many more.
        -Commodore-Eng: The newly resurrected Commodore founds a new companys branch named Commodore Engineering with other young Italian entrepreneurs, Luigi Simonetti as General Manager, Stefano Cianfanelli as Development Manager and Giovanni Celauro as Sales Manager: made up of only highly skilled national staff, it presents itself as a leading research and development body in the electronics and computer engineering sector and is invested with the honor and the burden of realizing the hardware relaunch and starting the software development process.
        -Commodore Company: Welcome to the official Commodore Company website. Our goal is to renew the Commodore brand and place in the market as this glorious name deserves, by producing awesome devices at fair prices. We’re not here only to look with nostalgia at the past of the first Commodore company that everyone has known in the 80s. We’re here to manage this totally new group and brand towards a completely unexpected future.
        -How to Emulate a Commodore Amiga on Your PC: Want to play 16-bit games from the classic Amiga computer? Here's how use an Amiga emulator on any PC or Mac.
        -Tech pioneer is Business Person of the Year. Tundra chief executive learned hard lessons with Commodore Computers (Web Archive): Remember the Amiga? Many people faintly recall a quaint early personal computer that fell under the juggernaut of Microsoft and Intel. But Adam Chowaniec, named Business Person of the Year last night by the Ottawa Board of Trade, has no trouble remembering a product many enthusiasts still believe was the best on the market.
        -What the Amiga Pioneers Are Doing Now: An old Slashdot thread about creators on the Amiga.
        -AROS (WikiBooks): The VERY detailed entry at WikiBooks with TONS of support pages and info.
        -The mysterious sales numbers of Commodore computers: A GREAT thread over at AmigaLove attempting to breakdown the true numbers of Commodore computers sold.
        -PiStorm: A replacement ARM based 68K processor for the A500 built upon a Raspberry Pi.
        -The Buffy Accelerator: The Buffy Accelerator, so named because of it’s Vampire killing ability, is a zero-FPGA, zero-CPLD, pure-CPU accelerator for the Amiga Computer. It is designed to fit inline with a 64 DIP socket and should be compatible with the Amiga 500, 1000, 2000 and CDTV. It’s based on the amazing Octavo OSD335x System-in-Package which hosts a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor (about 2000 MIPS), 512MB or 1GB of DDR3 memory as well as various peripherals. It runs PJIT from a small eXecute-in-Place (XiP) Flash ROM and is not designed to run and general purpose operating system itself.
        -Buffee Accelerator: Buffee is a Dual-Inline-Packaged Motorola 68000 accelerator based on the Octavo OSD335x-SM available with 512MB or 1GB of integrated SDRAM and capable of providing (at least) 68040 400MHz level of performance. The firmware side of this can be found on github here: nonarkitten / pseudo-jit
        -The Buffy Accelerator Pseudo JIT: PJIT is part of the Buffee Project. PJIT is a real-time version of JIT that avoids the traditional issues of dynamic memory allocation and non-determinism. It is designed to run as a bare metal process on ARM microprocessors operating in big endian mode to provide transparent access to a traditional 68K bus. It is useable with ARM SoC that integrate only a modest (by today's standards) amount of memory.
        -Amiga 2000 A314 Adapter: The A314 project provides a Raspberry Pi expansion to the Amiga 500 through the trapdoor expansion. Much of the 'magic' is being able to transparently access chip RAM without interfering with the performance of the Amiga itself. However, the Amiga 500 is also the ONLY Amiga model to feature this peculiar expansion interface. This board will add a standard 56-pin "trapdoor" interface to the Amiga 2000 and Amiga 1000 equipped with a Rejuvenator.
        -ScanPlus AGA for Amiga 1200 - 4000D: {Just in case someone else is looking for this same thing} For connecting on a flat VGA monitor, Natives Amiga resolutions supported (PAL, NTSC, DblPAL, DblNTSC, Euro 36 / 72, Super 72, Multiscan), Connected on Alice and Lisa chips, VGA backplate included, simple DPMS screensaver utility included.
        -Soft3[dev]: Retailers of Amiga, Minimig and other retro computing hard/software.
        -Soft3[dev] U-Boot page: Here you'll find various U-Boot versions developed for the Sam4x0 motherboards family from ACube Systems SRL. If you need to develop or adapt U-Boot boot loader for any PPC 4x0 based board, contact us to receive a quote.
        -Belgian Amiga Club: Welcome to our website! As you can see, we chose English as the main language for this website, because it is cumbersome to maintain it in all 3 official Belgian languages. Also, we can safely assume that the Belgian Amigan is quite proficient in the English language, since most of us used to buy or read English Amiga magazines, back in the day.

    13 Jan 21

    Today's Highlights
       - This year will be the year the website **FINALLY** leaves BETA status (LOL) but until then here are latest NEWS links to keep an eye on.

    Latest News
      -Hotfix for AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update 2 available for download: Some users of update 2 for AmigaOS4.1 Final Edition have experienced stability issues after updating. This hotfix addresses these stability issues and fixes a couple of other minor issues found after the release of update 2. The hot fix is free to registered users of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition and can be found in the download area at Hyperion Entertainment will also be made available via AmiUpdate. The hotfix should only be applied on top of the original update 2 package released on December 23,2020!

      New Links

        -Twitter: Official AmigaOS: This twitter account is currently connected to the official facebook page ★ All opinions expressed are solely those of the AmigaOS Facebook team.
        -Inviyya: A horizontal SHMUP for the line of classic Commodore Amiga computers, Inviyya will feature 6 unique organic levels each with its own enemies and bosses, couple of special weapons, 3 layer parallax scrolling and nice music and sfx. Should work on every existing Amiga with at least 512k Chip and any other form of 512kb extra RAM (chip, slow or fast), PAL or NTSC ( for NTSC I recommend some slight acceleration above standard 7mhz 68K. Game is playable as it is, but it will look smoother in a couple of situations with a bit extra oomph.).
        -Amiga Parceiro: New device that provides the following features: 8MB of Autoconfig Fast RAM. It is a single 8MB of SRAM versus DRAM, so it really and truly is indeed fast with zero wait states, Coin-cell battery backed Real Time Clock (RTC), which comes with its own clock software that gets put into your startup sequence & SD Card Reader with 2GB MicroSD. It comes pre-formatted with the FAT32 file system and is readable on any PC as a result. This way you can quickly set up your new SD-based hard drive.This twitter account is currently connected to the official facebook page ★ All opinions expressed are solely those of the AmigaOS Facebook team.
        -Twitter: Hyperion Entertainment CVBA: The creators of AmigaOS
        -The World's Fastest Endian: **GREAT** article that fully explains **EVERYTHING** about Edians> Hint... Motorola uses BIG Edian... Intel and Arm uses Little Edian.
        -Old School Game Blog: Amiga enthusiasm, retro gaming passion. **A MUST VIST SITE EVERY DAY!!!**

    1 Jan 2021
    Today's Highlights
      - Holy crap... We MADE it!! If this year is only HALF as bad as last year I'll call it a win!!


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


    26 Dec 20

    Today's Highlights
       - I hope everyone had the safest and happiest Christmas they could this year. Only a couple of more days left then we can 'stick a fork' in this year and call it done. While no one knows what lies ahead, I for one plan on staying optimistic. Not because it's Amiga way but rather what's the odds of next year it being any worse? LOL!

    New Links (322 added so far this year)
      -John "Chucky" Hertell: Follow is journey as he uilds his Amiga 4000 Replica, ReAmiga 3000, Blizzard PPC 040 to 060 upgrade, A3640 repair guide and more! Everyone needs to visit his page!
      -VIRUS HELP TEAM: We were 5 guys, who earlier worked for Safe Hex International to prevent the spreading of virus on Amiga. But as our policy concerning Amiga antivirus couldn't fit Safe Hex International's policy, we decided to leave and start on a fresh, with our own Virus Help Team, which started on 1 january 1995. Our objectives are: To fight and prevent the spreading of computervirus, To aid users with virus relate problems, To support all wellknown antivirus programmer with virus, To find virus programmers and bring them to justice & To be a NON-PROFIT group. We do all this anti-virus work in our free time, we all have full time work next to our antivirus hobby.
      -Power Progress Community: Promotion and dissemination of Open Source Hardware and Software (focused but not limited to PowerPC and OpenPower architectures)
      -Amiga Ireland: Online: A one-day online gathering to make up for the cancellation of our usual annual event. Since the global pandemic has unfortunately left us no choice but to cancel our planned 2021 gathering in Ireland, we are planning a shorter and slightly more casual gathering online. Ticket fees go towards the running of the 2022 event. The day's schedule will be announced in January. Note: this online event is not the same as the now-cancelled 2021 event (i.e. we haven't just moved the event online). This is an less formal gathering for us to get together, talk, have an interview or two and some hi-score gaming competitions. There may be some workshops. 2021 plans have been postponed to 2022 and will take place in Athlone, Ireland.
      -GNU/Linux Open Hardware PowerPC notebook: The game has changed, now GNU/Linux is everywhere running on every CPU architectures and devices. It's the right time to make new choices, an Open Hardware PowerPC Notebook designed around GNU/Linux, make it happen!
      -Amiga Books: Find the following here. Amiga 500 - step by step, Forgotten Queen of Machines, Wordworth 7 - user`s maual, Deluxe Paint - user`s manual, MorphOS - Volume One & Two, AMIGA OS 3.1 Volume One, Two & Three, AMIGA OS 4 every day, AMIGA OS 3.9 User's manual, Directory Opus 5 User`s manual, AMIGA OS 4.1 Emulation, AMOS Programming base, BLITZ BASIC Programming base & more. Available in either paper,e-book or both formats.
      -Power A5000: The A5000 was one of the first Amiga clones announced following the Gateway purchase (1997). The joint DCE/Power Computing project was a mid-range system based upon a new motherboard design. Like the BoXeR it was to be entirely modular, opening the way for a range of market specific systems.
      -DCE A5000 photos/flyer: (Google Cache) There was a request on Amiga.org from user A6000 (a long time ago!) and more recently CD32Freak, for the DCE A5000 photos. I managed to find the original photos and here they are. The DCE A5000 (and A6000) was an unreleased machine, but it was ractually existing in prototype form when it was shown at the Computer ’97 show in Germany. I picked up this flyer while I was at the show. I believe there also exists some photos of the actual motherboard. I will take a look for it, but it may be also available on the web.
      -Freedom Translator Client API: This program is a API to use with the most important programs on amiga, like, email, irc, browsers, text editors to translate selected texts, supports English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.
      -Demoscene the Amiga Years Volume 1: Demoscene the Amiga years reflects the making of the best demos as well as the history of the most emblematic and best known groups of the demoscene. Discover numerous pictures of demos through more than 450 pages as well as contributions of "sceners". This book is the first volume covering the years 1984 to 1993 with about 90 demos amongst the most famous and popular ones.
      -Borrowed Time (Web Archive): Old school Amiga site. Lots of software and information.
      -Ami Sector One (Web Archive): Borrowed Times archive of Ami Sector One. Ami Sector One was founded by Bernd way back in August 1998 - It is now one of the All Time great sites, but not just for games. It also contains many demo's and even cover scans...
      -Back to the Roots (Web Archive): Borrowed Times archive of Back to the Roots. I created this page on 30.06.98 because I saw that I had many games and demos, which the world had never seen online before. Back to the Roots (BTTR), was planned as a site which features mostly rare games. I wouldnīt upload games like Alien Breed or Cadaver, which were online at every other site. I wanted to give people some really rare stuff... And therefore Iīve founded BTTR with 11MB webspace on a Tripod Server.
      -Essential "must-have" Amiga programs. (EAB Thread): A good thread on Engligh Amiga Board on the subject.
      -Welcome to OWB for AROS: What is OWB for AROS? AROS port of Origyn Web Browser is a Zune-based application created by Stanisław Szymczyk as one of the requirements of Port an Open Source Browser To AROS bounty. It’s using OWB encapsulated in a Zune class as a rendering engine.
      -OWB Web Browser for AmigaOS: OWB is a web browser designed for CE devices such as mobile phones, portable media players, Set Top Boxes and TV decoders, and any other consumer electronic product (GPS, home-gateways, Web-radios, PVR, DVD recorders, wireless devices etc.)
      -Linux Kernel 5.10 for the X1000 and X5000: Here you can find several different version.
      -Super Tux Kart: Here you can find several different version for AmigaOS, MorphOS, AROS & Add-on Packs.
      -New GBAPII++ RTG-ZorroII graphic cards: I proudly present the new RTG-graphics board for all Bigbox-Amigas and the Amiga500: The GBAPII++ is now commercially available at kryoflux. The GBAPII++ is a ZorroII-card featuring the fast Cirrus GD5434 graphics chip and 2MB of video-ram. An automatic monitor-switch between an external VGA-source (e.g. flickerfixer) and the RTG-graphics is integrated. The card is developed, tested, approved and manufactured in Germany.
      -Essential 68K Mac Software for Basilisk II: Tragically, developers have stopped creating software that will run on a 68K Macintosh. But thankfully, old Mac aficionados have some options. What follows is a list of software that will run on your emulated Macintosh. I'm a big fan of System 7.5.5 (which is free), so I've only listed software that is compatible with it. These titles have all been tested to work in Basilisk II. And, of course, the software should work on a real 68K Mac.
      -New Amiga Sports Programmable Co-Processor, Dualcore PPC (OS News Thread): After days of wild speculation and ridiculously fast-growing threads on AmigaWorld.net, we finally know most of what we need to know about the new Amiga. This is not just a random PowerPC evaluation board that you can stuff in a generic case – no, this is an all-new system with a custom motherboard, and some very, very interesting innovations – like a fully customisable co-processor. Twenty-five years after the introduction of the first Amiga, this is one heck of a machine.
      -Computer Connection (Web Archive): Twenty 22 years ago Computer Connection opened its door's inside of Tracy Music. We started selling music software for Amiga computers through the music store a year prior. As the Amiga picked up steam we decided to sell all Amiga products through our new business Computer Connection. New lines included NewTek products such as DigiPaint and DigiView.

    25 Dec 20

    Today's Highlights
       - MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!! It's a real Christmas miracle. I did some work on the backend of the website and there were a few 'real' surprises on the frontend with the Amiga. I added a 'days left' contdown under the Support Crowd Funding menu and Hyperion released Update 2 for AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition, ACube Systems said new Sam460cr boards will hit the road soon, the newly published Amiga Addict Issue 1 shiped and AmiKit X (v. 2017) has been made available for everyone at a 'Pay What You Want' price! Thanks Jan!! All in all I can think of WORSE ways to wrap up 2020.

    New Links
      -Ultimate Amiga: News, Forums, Downloads and more.
      -AMOS TOME Series IV Manual: TOME IV is the most powerful map editing system on any computer anywhere (TOME Series 3 is the second most powerful). TOME is used to create huge game maps, which you can then use in your AMOS programs to give you huge background areas without using up much memory.
      -Adventurs in Amiga Land: LOTS of GREAT walk throughs on various topics such as: Getting the Amiga CD32 online, Set up A590 in WinUAE/FS-UAE, Adding a Graphics Card to the Amiga 500, Diagnosing Tank Mouse Click Problem, Amiga 600 Key Cap Repair, WinUAE configuration for ACA500plus and many more.
      -Amiga-Digital-Video: Add pixel-perfect HDMI output to the Amiga machines. For all Amiga versions that have a socketed DIP Denise chip, a rather small adapter board can be used to extract the digital video signal (12 bit) to a 40-pin connector compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero. This can then be used with the RGBtoHDMI software to produce a perfect HDMI picture with very low latency (a few milliseconds at most).
      -PluginKIT-For-AGK: This repository contains files of the DarkBASIC Professional 2DPluginKIT and eXtends plugins port for AppGameKIT. This version is improved in many ways to fit AppGameKit system and structures. (AmiDark)
      -AmigaDOS Introduction: The AmigaOS.net Wiki introduction about AmigaDOS.
      -Amiga Web Directory Archives: The WHOLE reason AmigaSource exists! Thanks for shutting down your site 20 years ago! The Amiga Web Directory was a free service of the Champaign-Urbana Computer Users Group. The site was actively operated from May 16, 1994 to January 1, 2000. Thanks to all our members, friends and supporters throughout the years. Contact CUCUG by accessing our comment page.

    21 Dec 20

    Today's Highlights
       - Still working on the migration.

    New Links
      -A4000DB: This is a recreation of the Amiga 4000 DaughterBoard. I have made it from ground using the A4000 original schematics. It includes all the Zorro slots and also include a VGA 15khz output connector to use with a VGA metal bracket. The ISA ports has been removed from the design. Some new options has beed added on the new version 1.2 This work great on all the Amiga 4000 revisions, except of course the A4000T.
      -The Amiga Show: It's the show made entirely on and about the Amiga computer. It's The Amiga Show!
      -Amiga Magazine Rack!: The Amiga Magazine Rack was launched in early 2007 after more than 2 years of development. The website you see today grew from 3 independent coverdisk and review indexes independently compiled by members of the Hall of Light team. The site has close ties with the Hall of Light games database, with extensive cross-linking between the two sites. As a result, the current focus of the Amiga Magazine Rack is games, although application/hardware reviews and serious articles will be indexed in the fullness of time. The Amiga Magazine Rack is backed by a large review database which is linked to tens of thousands of scanned pages.
      -Amiga Reviews: What is this website about...? I am an avid videogame magazines collector collecting magazines since 1989. Back in 2000 my old mags from the Eighties started to fall apart and I decided to preserve them by converting game reviews to HTML. This website contains 7811 reviews of 2375 games for the Amiga home computer that originally appeared between 1987 and 2000 in seven mags I regularly bought: Amiga Computing, Amiga Format, Amiga Joker, Amiga Power, CU Amiga, ZERO and Zzap!
      -Magazine Indexes (Young Monkeys): Article & Reveiw index for NewTekniques, NewtekPro, Video Toaster User, AC's Tech, Amazing Computing, Amiga Domaine Public, Amiga Info, Amiga Informer, Amiga News, Amiga Survivor, Amiga World, Amiga World Tech Journal, CU Amiga & Scientific Amigan.
      -(AO) The AIM Project: The AIM Project (Amiga Indexes of Magazines) is here to provide an index of Amiga magazines so you'll know which magazine to find a specific review/preview/feature/etc in. ACE Magazine, Amiga Computing, Amiga Force, Amiga Format (Games & Serious), Amiga Power (Games), Amiga Power (PD), Amiga User International, CU-Amiga, The One Amiga & Zero
      -Bars&Pipes Professional 2.5: One of the best sequencers for AMIGA and the benchmark for later sequencer programs instructions by Alfred Faust. (German)
      -Amiga DB23 RGB to VGA Flickerfixer Scandoubler Adapte: This is a complete and ready to go ScanDoubler for your Amiga computer. This converter is compatible with all Amiga computers with the DB23 RGB connector on board. This product is based on our COREi64 original GBS8200 case, however, has been modified slightly in the cable connection area of the case. Internally, the case has a mounting point to firmly hold the DB23 cable as it enters the case.
      -RetroCollector: Our main goal is to document all the different releases of each game for each platform. Although there are many good websites for retro enthusiasts, most of these tend to focus on game titles and not releases. A collector will find it interesting to know exactly which releases there were of one game, and in many cases there can be quite a lot for one game alone - different media, packaging and regions. Furthermore we want this site to become a main information hub for identifying whether your release is complete or not. Our requirement is that a game does not exist until there is an actual picture of the box and its contents and we also want a cropped cover scan/photo for each title.
      -Amiga 500 USB Keyboard Controller Kit: This is a kit which will allow you to convert a (preferably non-functional) Commodore Amiga 500 or Commodore Amiga 500+ into a USB keyboard which can be used just like any other USB keyboard. It also includes two joystick ports which allow you to use standard 9 pin Commodore / Atari style joysticks as USB joysticks (for joysticks only, they do not support the Amiga mouse), and two audio jacks to connect to provide rear audio output from a Raspberry Pi or other single board computer.
      -Basilisk II: This is old version of Basilisk II, I know there are newer more update versions around on GITHUB. This version focusses on AmigaOS4.1, so is designed around AmigaOS4.1 native graphic feature.
      -AmigaLook Beautiful Your Workbench: Over 240+ Backdrops, Themes, Icons, GUI, Pointers, Skins & Screenshots for your viewing pleasure & use.
      -Scripted AMIGA Emulator: This site is the home and demopage of the Amiga emulator in pure HTML5 and JavaScript. It is heavily based on WinUAE and does use the AROS Kickstart replacement. (Gamrs, Tools, Demos: Reg & AGA)
      -D520 HDMi Video Converter For Amiga Classic: Video converter: analogue video signals of the Amiga classic into digital video signals. No modification of the Amiga required: plug it into the DB23 video port of any Amiga Classic.
      -Santa Run 2020: Santa Run is a free Christmas game that was created in seven days for all Commodore Amiga fans. Control Santa as you leap from roof to roof and deliver presents down the chimneys. Santa Run is a score based game, if you reach the end of the street you will have completed the game. A nice greeting awaits at the end of the game.

    9 Dec 20

    Today's Highlights
       - Still working on the migration.

    New Links
      -Icaros Desktop: Icaros Desktop is an Amiga-like operating system for the PC platform, with a full desktop environment, distributed on a bootable media. It's based on AROS, a lightweight, efficient and flexible open-source operating system, aiming at being compatible with AmigaOS 3 at the API level, while improving on it in many areas. Icaros Desktop runs native AROS applications but also the original Amiga ones under emulation, transparently integrating them onto its desktop.
      -Scali's OpenBlog: Just keeping it real, a series of articles on oldskool/retro programing. Thoughts on software development.
      -Mikes Electronics Blog: A take on the the Amiga RPI drive project.
      -How to use a Raspberry PI as an Amiga Floppy Drive Emulator: After several years of hard work, my Amiga floppy drive stopped working leaving me in trouble... do I have to buy a new drive (but several disks are in bad condition too), buy a floppy emulator (nice but expensive for retro fun) ... or try to use my Raspberry PI other than as xbmc player?

    1 Dec 20

    From everyone here at AmigaSource, we wish you and your loved ones all the best for a safe and healthy Holiday Season!


    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


    29 Nov 20

    Today's Highlights
       - Still working on the migration.

    New Links
      -Fienix: Fienix is a modern operating system designed specifically for PowerPC based personal computers and workstations. Stop being left behind! Fienix includes the latest, greatest software. Everything has been tested to ensure functionality on PowerPC systems. This is not a remix. Fienix includes customizations, unique applications, and games not found in other distributions. It also includes PowerPC bug fixes and performance enhancements not found elsewhere. They have a version for the A-EON X5000.
      -AmigaLinux.org: Linux downloads for the AmigaOne X1000, SAM and other AmigaOne computers.
      -AmigaOne-Linux kernal project: Linux support for the AmigaOne/MAI Teron CX/MAI Teron PX consumer PowerPC motherboards.
      -(archive.org) Sunrize Industries Audio: We've been using the AD516 card manufactured by Sunrize Industries for all of our recording work here at EMRL since 1996. At that point, it was already out of date, with Sunrize having stopped production and closed up shop in 1994, shortly after Commodore went bankrupt. Why would we choose to use this outdated hardware/software combo? Firstly, the hardware sounds quite good, and it's expandable, allowing up to 4 cards in the same machine! We currently have three of them installed in our A2000T.
      -AD516/AD1012/Studio16 Frequently Asked Questions v1.12: This is the Studio 16 mailing list's Frequently Asked Questions and their answers. The purpose of the FAQ is to be a resource on answers and information. Its secondary purpose is also to prevent questions from being asked over and over again. Bear in mind that this FAQ is not an usermanual, nor a developer document. It's purpose is only to answer commonly/frequently asked questions.
      -AD516/AD1012/Studio16 files: Various software downloads for the Sunrise and Studio16 cards.
      -Amigaland.de (German): The Amigaland, as the name suggests, deals with the Amiga computer, which was the home computer par excellence between 1985 and 1994 and is still used by some. Even today there is a wide fan base that identifies with the Amiga. We belong to it and dedicate this page to the cult computer. We want to preserve retro, classic and history and offer this page for that. Find out everything about the AmigaOS and its associated computer. We tell many stories and also offer loads of downloads to bring this computer back to life with emulation. Find the right games, but also apps or demos, and have fun with them. In addition to the freeware offers, we have commercial software for which we have a license to download.
      -Das U-Boot -- the Universal Boot Loader: Welcome to the Wiki area for cooperating on U-Boot development. This is the DENX U-Boot and Linux Guide to Embedded PowerPC, ARM and MIPS Systems. The document describes how to configure, build and use the firmware Das U-Boot (typically abbreviated as just "U-Boot") and the operating system Linux for Embedded PowerPC, ARM and MIPS Systems.
      -AD516/AD1012/Studio16 files: Addons for VT, TriCaster, 3Play, LiveText, TVP Animation, Aura, Mirage, Directory Opus, Total Commander, Excel, Windows Explorer, and more. Plus support for Commander, ImageFX, MIDI SYStem EXplorer, Studio 16 & The Visible Human Project.
      -Beyond the Four Gigabyte Barrier: Amiga has released OS 3.5 and added official support for hard-drives larger than 4 Gigabyte. The previously released New Style Device (NSD), as discussed below, is now the official supported standard. It is important to realize that the added NSD support does NOT mean that software that uses a custom file system, such as Movie Shop, will now work with larger hard-drives. If this software didn't work without NSD, it still won't work with it. Also, hard drive applications such as DiskSalv, Ami-Back Tools, etc. will still not work properly, unless they are updated to support NSD.
      -ProAction 1.8 - A New GUI System For Scripting Under AmigaOS: ProAction. It's a bit of a bad pun on the name of the GUI toolkit this system supports. Reaction. ProAction. Is basically an ARexx host, there are many about, this one is designed to provide GUI's for scripts (or even full programs!). The difference with ProAction is that whilst the script is sending commands to the ProAction server, the server is sending a separate stream of commands to the scripts own ARexx port. It can be used by any scripting language that can both send ARexx commands and implment it's own ARexx port. So that might mean Python using the arexx module thatcomes with the official AmigaOS version, perl using the arexx module from perl_Reaction (Hmmmm....) or even ARexx! (using rexxsupport.library).
      -SuperTuxKart (German): SuperTuxKart is an open source clone of the console classic Super Mario Kart and based on TuxKart. As with Super Mario Kart, it applies to its competition to hinder with some items. The aim of the game is to be the first to die Cross finish line. There are over 15 race tracks, time, individual and Grand Prix races and a multiplayer mode are available. SuperTuxKart loading requires at least a 1 GHz CPU.

    23 Nov 20

    Today's Highlights
       - Still working on the migration.

    New Links
      -Maker Uses Raspberry Pi 400 for Amiga Project: This project is essentially PiMiga running on the Raspberry Pi 400. If you're new to retro PC emulation, check out our guide on how to emulate Amiga on systems like the Raspberry Pi.
      -Welcome to the AmigaOS Documentation Wiki: This is the AmigaOS Documentation Wiki. Here we collect all information for users and developers of AmigaOS version 4.0 and beyond.
      -Capehill's Githiub Page: Home for CPUWatcher, MilkyTracker, Stackwatcher, IOQuake, GLSnoop and a bit more.
      -Pre-Order of DB23F Amiga video connector: This part was entirely re-designed and remolded per original DB23 blue prints. Development is conjointly done by Soigeneris.com in USA and Retronicdesign.com in Canada.
      -USB Joystick Adapter: For emulation oriented retro gamers, here is the USB joystick adapter. This adapter enable you to connect any Atari style joystick to a USB compatible machine (Like a PC, a MAC, a Raspberry Pi, The C64…). The integrated microcode is simulating a standard HID joystick.
      -Soigeneris: Manufacturers of items for various Hi-Tech hobbies. Case saver for the A600/1200, square DIN 5-pin power connector & the new makers long gone DB23 connector.
      -AmiModRadio: All of Aminet modules at your fingertips. A program to automatically download, extract, and play modules from Aminet.
      -Workbench Nostalgia: These pages are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the interesting and valuable history of the AmigaOS, and especially its GUI known as "Workbench."
      -The Amiga 1000 Rejuvenator (part 1): If you’re an Amiga 1000 owner, you are in a special club of sorts. You’re blessed with the “Original Amiga” and the one many consider the “only” Amiga from a historical perspective (it’s not fair, but people talk like that sometimes). You have a machine that shook the tech world to its core, that was embraced by pop culture heavy-weights like Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry, and brought professional-level creative computing into people’s homes. It’s like Doc Brown brought the 1000 back with him in his Delorean and left it on our doorsteps.
      -Rejuvenator Project: A thread over at AmigaLove about the this project.
      -ATL HDI 1000 Ultrasound Parts: I love coming across various devices the Amiga can be found in. This time the A4000 was used in an ALT Ultrasound Machine. -The Machine
      -Kasmin Card: A thread over at Amibay about the card. The Kasmin is a 24bit framebuffer with an intergrated RGB video dititizer which is driven by a 25Mhz T800 transputer.
      -A500-GraKa: This is an Zorro/Expansionport -expansion card for the big Amigas: A2000/3000/4000 or A500 on the expansion port. It has a Picasso96-compatible RTG-driver and an automatic monitor switch. Picasso96 is currently owned by Individual Computers. Version 2.1 is on the aminet and Version 2.2 can be purchased at individual computers.
      -Unofficial CS-Labs Warp 3060/4060 Page: Why this page? I started it simply as a means of collecting all known Warp card info spread out across the web. My hope is that it's helpful to other Warp accelerator card enthusiasts out there; my interest is that I have an Amiga 3000 and Amiga 4000. :) It's a work in progress, and I trust that when/if CS-Lab has time to document and post more info, this site will perhaps become unnecessary. Check out the unofficial specifications list. **NICE**

    12 Nov 20

    Today's Highlights
       - Still working on the migration.

    New Links
      -Commodore Show and Tell - Bil Herd and Dave Haynie: Bill Hurd and Dave Haynie tell tales of days past. A **MUST WATCH**

      -Amiga 1200 hard disk imaging: Good write up about imaging an Amiga IDE hard drive.
      -Fitting a CF card to an Amiga 1200: Good information on installing a CF card in a A1200.
      -Commodore Amiga 600 and 1200 USB keyboard kit : The A600 and A1200 are very different from the Amiga 500. The A500 had a keyboard controller board on the back of the keyboard, and a serial interface to the mainboard. The Amiga 500 USB keyboard controller I built for that was a lot simpler in hardware terms, but a bit more effort to implement the serial protocol in the microcontroller.
      -How to strip down A1200: Step by step instructions w/pictures on how to take apart a A1200.
      -Amiga cleaning time: The midsummer night's sun beckoned -- "Take out your Amiga 500 and check for battery leak damage. Do it now." So I did. I covered up the top of the case in this photo to cover a rather diverse gathering of filth. The Amiga 500 manuals are in full color and with lots of technical information.
      -Amiga pixel art: A nice little write up on converting 24 bit drawings to lower resolution pixel art and game sprites.
      -Back to the Amiga – Pt. 1: Well with Retro being the new thing I thought it was time to get my Amiga 1200 singing and dancing again and also document all the things I’ve done to make it work.
      -Amiga Hardware Database: A data collection about the Amiga computer and its expansions. A MUST visit website!
      -AmigaLove Interviews: Jim Sachs (2020): Jim Sachs, the legendary ground-breaking digital artist and game designer accepted to be interviewed by AmigaLove. The following is the result of that process as well as some additional information provided during our correspondence.
      -The first page of the new AmigaWiki: This wiki tries to capture the 'Spirit of Amiga' and make it accessible to everyone.
      -Roadshow: Roadshow is an Amiga TCP/IP stack allows you to connect to the Internet, access your e-mail, web pages, chat, etc. It can also help you access and exchange files within your local home network. Roadshow is one of the fastest, if not the fastest Amiga TCP/IP stack. In sustained data transmission tests, Roadshow was able to receive 997 KBytes/s (tested on an Amiga 3000T, using 40 MHz 68040 WarpEngine CPU card and an Ariadne Ethernet card). Roadshow is compatible with the vast majority of Amiga networking programs which use the AmiTCP program interface, such as OWB, IBrowse, AWeb-II, YAM, SabreMSN, ATC and others.
      -OS4 Coding: AA one stop forum for OS4 coding questions and information.
      -(Youtube) George Sokianos step by step docker based AmigaOS cross-platform development environment: George Sokianos describes and walks the viewer through a step by step guide to setting up docker based AmigaOS cross-platform development environment. If you are interested in AmigaOS development, CI/CD, or to learn more about containers, this is the video for you.
      -SellMyRetro: SellMyRetro is a trading website aimed at the retro computer and vintage electronics collectors and traders, with many items of hardware and software for Sinclair, Commodore home computers and games consoles. It is free to list items for sale, and we only charge low final value fees. You can list items for a fixed price, or as a standard auction, with all the features you would expect.
      -Think Commodore: (Archive.org) Think Commodore is a website about emulating old Commodore computers such as the C64 and the Amiga on your Macintosh. The website also covers subjects such as C64 or Amiga games, demos, music, how to copy files from your Mac back to your trusty old Commodore etc. There's a real nice and active forum too!
      -Amiga Addict Magazine: After 14 years a new printed UK Amiga magazine has hit the shelves again.

    1 Nov 20

    Today's Highlights
       - Don't worry the migration is **still** in progress. Well another Amiwest has come and gone and nothing earth shattering was revealed but I'm not dissapointed. Here is the best summary of AmiWest 2020 I could find. My hat is off to Amigaworld and the work the do!! And while official word is always hard to come by the secondary market is still going strong. Vampire, Win-UAE, PIMiga, and much much more is out there to fill the void.

    New Links
      -The Double Life of Dave Haynie—A Rajant Engineer and Commodore Legend: In celebration of the Commodore 64’s 38th anniversary, a tale needs to be told about a Rajant prodigy who also happens to be a Commodore superstar.

      -Ask Your Amiga 0.2: Emulate your ultimate Amiga computerDo your have a question, ask your Amiga, she knows everything and with this program she will even tell you. (Search in the Wolfram Alpha database)
      -Introducing Enhancer Software Core V1.1: A-EON Technology Ltd has just released the new Core V1.1 edition of the Enhancer Software as a free-of-charge download. You may have read the news and be wondering what is contained in it. In this article we explore this new release and walk through the installation process.
      -Great Mechanical Keyboard KA59 News For Amiga 1200: KA59 is a New mechanical keyboard, which replaces the original Amiga 1200 keyboard. Grzegorz from RastPort sent Amitopia this update on what’s going on with KA59. It is time to give a valuable upgrade to your Classic Amiga 1200 computer.
      -AmigaOS 3.x to the new PowerPC-based AmigaOS 4.x migration guide: In spite of being largely compatible with the classic API, there are a few rules that a programmer should be aware of when porting programs from the 68k-based AmigaOS 3.x to the new PowerPC-based AmigaOS 4. This document tries to outline the process and also point to a few potential traps and issues.
      -RetroMode-AmigaOS-GFXLIB: RetroMode graphic library simulated ECS/AGA effects. Retro mode is for AmigaOS4.1
      -Rexx Implementations: Here’s a list of platforms (hardware, operating systems, and operating environments) on which you can use Rexx.
      -Arananet RetroProducts: LOTS of Amiga related products. 3-Way Buffered Clockport for Amiga 1200, A1000 Relocator with Kickstart switcher, A120, 8 – 8MB FastRam for 1200, A500 clockport and cpu relocator 2-1, Ami-Serial – Null modem to Wifi, Amiga RGB to BNC and TONS more!
      -(AmiBay thread) New GBAPII++ RTG-ZorroII graphic cards: The GBAPII++ is now commercially available at kryoflux (<-link). The GBAPII++ is a ZorroII-card featuring the fast Cirrus GD5434 graphics chip and 2MB of video-ram. An automatic monitor-switch between an external VGA-source (e.g. flickerfixer) and the RTG-graphics is integrated.
      -The Shadows Of Sergoth Amiga demo is now available!: Amiga Addict magazine is a brand new monthly print and digital download magazine for Commodore Amiga computer users, gamers and enthusiasts. Each magazine issue is approx 56 pages, in full-size A4 and full colour! The magazine has an Amiga community focus, with monthly interviews, new and classic game/software reviews - and a look at Amiga hardware too. With readers' letters, stories Amiga news and Demoscene coverage. We focus on original 68K Amigas, OS4/PPC, Aros, MorphOS, Vampire and every type of modern Amiga computer too.
      -AmiUpdate: AmiUpdate, as the name might suggest, is an updating system designed purely for the latest incarnation of the Amiga Operating System commonly referred to as "OS4", developed by Hyperion Entertainment CVBA based in Belgium. .
      -Market Commodore Monitors: A VERY comprehensive list.
      -Marketed Commodore Amiga models: A VERY comprehensive list.
      -AmigaOS File Systems: Nice little list available Amiga file systems.
      -Commodore 1084S-P cap list: I just brought a non working 1084S-P back to life by shotgunning pretty much everything and thought I'd post the info here for posterity.
      -Commodore 1084S-D1 and 1084S-D2 Monitor Cap List: Compiled by -Guru Updated 10th March 2019.
      -Hyperion vs Cloanto, the longest running lawsuit in the history of computing?: Delphi and C++ builder developers will probably not have much interest in this, but as far as general IT news goes, this one is attracting interest far and wide due to the sheer absurdity involved. To be honest I also think that the case itself serves as a warning to companies and developers in general, because this truly is the best example of how bad things can go if you don’t manage your patents and rights properly.
      -Homepage for David John Pleasance: Following on from the success of the no-holds-barred account from inside the company, Commodore: The Inside Story, former Commodore UK managing director David Pleasance announces his second book, detailing the shocking story of what happened to the Amiga computer and brand after the demise of Commodore International.
      -Rear Window: Sharing the AmigaOS4 experience.
      -AMIGABLOGS: Going back for more than a decade, informative insight, revuews and more. Very nice!
      -PiMiga v1.2b for Raspberry Pi 4B: This weekend I decided to take a look at the recently released PiMiga V1.2B Lockdown Edition pre-setup Amiga emulation Amiga 1200/4000 build for Raspberry Pi 4.
      -Let’s setup a new fresh Amiga 500 using Amibian!: Hi 8-bit friends, today we’ll talk about another mighty computer of the 80s: the Amiga by Commodore, one that I really love (I still have my original 500 model bought when it came out). In my case, for example, I want to keep the real Amiga machines as safe as possible: an emulated one comes really handy for this purpose, and also it’s really easy to take it on the road, since the two ingredients are a Raspberry PI (here I use the RPI 3 model B, but other RPI models are supported as well) and a Linux distro called Amibian.
      -Amibian: Amibian is what you need to transform your Raspberry Pi into an Amiga. It is a very lightweight sd card image - 2GB and up. It is made to give you the best Amiga experience, without having an actual Amiga. Remember, Re-live, Re-discover the joy of Amiga easily, with cheep hardware and minimum effort.
      -Homepage for Christian Bauer: Worked on ShapeShifter — A 68k Macintosh emulator for AmigaOS and a buch more applications for the Playstation and the Commodore 64.
      -cwfloppy - The Linux Catweasel block device driver: cwfloppy is a Linux device driver for the Catweasel Advanced Floppy Controller manufactured by Individual Computers. The Catweasel is a versatile Shugart bus controller, i.e., it can control floppy drives. It is extremely flexible and can be programmed to read and write just about any floppy disk in the world.
      -cw: cw is (yet another) package for the Catweasel controller, look below for other existing packages. This package is especially for accessing the floppy drives connected to Catweasel.
      -Catweasel AmigaOS driver development page!: This driver is modified from the original OS4 driver written by Kjetil Hvalstrand, based on Linux sources. catweasel.device is entirely under the GPL, source available on request.
      -Catweasel Floppy Read/Write Tools: I wrote a set of programs for use with the Catweasel. My programs run on Linux, Windows 95, or MS-DOS and work with the Catweasel MK1, MK3, and MK4. They don't run on the Amiga -- sorry. Note: My Catweasel programs also do not run on Windows NT, 2000, XP, or 2003. I'm not sure if they run on Windows 98 or ME. The problem is that they talk directly to the hardware; they do not go through a device driver loaded into the operating system.
      -AmigaSYS: The AmigaSYS is a fully pre-configured system. To install, you'll need the original AmigaOS CD or disk (AmigaOS 3.0 or 3.1 or 3.9), after installing these, we will get the full configured system. The AmigaSYS pack contains every important program, which could be required by the user.
      -Archive.org: Amiga Announces the AmigaOne: October 21, 2000, Melbourne, Australia - It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the first new Amiga hardware in over 6 years. The AmigaOne, our first consumer product, will be targeted at the desktop and workstation market. Further products to follow will cover the markets from Personal Digital Assistants and upwards. All these products will run a single piece of software, the revolutionary Amiga Digital Environment (DE).
      -Could an Amiga mini be coming?: With the resurgance of retro gaming hardware enabling us to play old classics on big TV's with lots of built in games such as the NES Mini, SNES Mini, Playstation 1 Classic, NEO GEO Mini,PC Engine Mini and the C64 Mini you'd be forgiven in thinking there wasn't much else to get excited with all the mini's being announced. Well The C64 crew have something to shout about and in a pretty big way, as today they have teased what looks to be an Amiga mini coming 2021 from RetroGames Ltd!
      -Coming 2021 - From Retro Games Ltd: The tease facebook page from Retro Games Ltd about their upcoming Amiga.
      -Guru Meditation Errors - How to Read Them: Transcribed from an old document. Author and year unknown. Stamped by "Megadisc", a small Australian magazine-on-a-disc. It's not always obvious why your Amiga guru's. With the codes below, you can break the meaning down to its basic components and get to the bottom of things.
      -SDL Documnetation: The SDL library is designed to make it easy to write games that run on Linux, *BSD, MacOS, Win32 and BeOS using the various native high-performance media interfaces, (for video, audio, etc) and presenting a single source-code level API to your application. SDL is a fairly low level API, but using it, completely portable applications can be written with a great deal of flexibility.
      -AmigaDev: Apps, Libs, Hardware: A project to collect the development of ports, apps, drivers, libraries, hardware, et al. for Amiga based systems like AmigaOS 3.x/4.x, WarpOS, MorphOS and AROS.
      -AmigaDev: AmigaDev is a project to collect the development of ports, apps, drivers, libraries, hardware, et al. for Amiga based systems like AmigaOS 3.x/4.x, WarpOS, MorphOS and AROS.
      -AmigaDOS Additional Amiga Directories: In addition to the AmigaDOS commands, there are other files and directories on your Workbench disk. This chapter includes the following: DEVS, S, L, FONTS, LIBS and more.

    20 Oct 20

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       - The migration is **still** in progress. In the meantime here are some more links for your reading pleasure!

    New Links
      -Amos-Professional-AGA-Releases: This repository contain my enhancements to makes Francois Lionet Amos Professional handles Amiga AGA chipset.
      -Amigamap.com: The global map of all known Amiga, MorphOS and AROS computers and their users.. 1874 Users, 6576 Amiga entries, 421 MorphOS entries, 224 Aros entries and growing.
      -Back2Roots Archive thread (Engligh Amiga Board): Following the upload to archive.org of the Back2Roots.org backup that I managed to create a few days after it went finally down there were left files not really related to back2roots because these were other mirrors contained in the back2roots FTP server.
      -Workbench Explorer Review by amigax5000: Today I am going to take a look at an updated version of a new file browsing tool which has appeared on AmigaOS 4.1 over the past few months, Workbench Explorer.
      -whdload_slaves: Source files for my whdload slaves.
      -The history of KCS: The history of KCS. Makers of the Power PC Board for the A500/600 & 2000.
      -Wayfarer: Wayfarer is the latest web browser for MorphOS, based on a recent branch of WebKit.
      -Total share: 30 years of personal computer market share figures: As always Jeremy Reimer over at ARSTechnica does a wonderful article on the subject.

    2 Oct 20

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    New Links
      -Video: Exploring The Abandoned Birthplace Of The 6502 And Commodore 64: Bill Hurd takes us on a tour of his old stomping grounds of MOS headquarters in Norristown, PA. A **MUST WATCH** {Warning... The video is a bit shaky}

      -Komoda & Amiga plus Commodore computers user's magazine: A magazine dedicated to retro gaming culture. Although our articles are usually focused around releases published on the Commodore home computers (Plus/4, VIC20, C16, C64, C128 and M68k, AOS 4.x, Aros, MOS) our primary goal is to refresh the amazing atmosphere of the 80/90s when the world was ruled by pixels and chip-music.
      -Amiga Calendar 2021: As an Amiga fan since the very beginning, this year, I decided to create my own tribute to Amiga creating a special 2021 calendar.
      -Soundcloud: Tom Rattigan presents Commodore's Amiga, 1985: Commodore CEO Thomas Rattigan presents the company's new Amiga microcomputer at a Boston Computer Society meeting on August 28. 1985.
      -Apollo Vampire V1200 Review: After months of being on the waiting list, I recently recieved my Apollo Vampire V1200V2 accelerator! Since then, my Amiga has had a new lease of life so I thought I’d write an update covering all the stuff I would have wanted to know while I was waiting for the package to arrive. What follows is a review/retrospective on my first month or so of usage of this card – I’ll cover the ordering experience, hardware, installation, updates and software and wrap up with my thoughts and reflections on the project.
      -Amigos Retro Gaming Network - Amigos: Everything Amiga / ARG Presents / Sprite Castle / Pixel Gaiden: Amigos Retro Gaming is a conversational, congenial series of podcasts about the computers and consoles of your youth. Includes Amigos: Everything Amiga, ARG Presents, Sprite Castle, and Pixel Gaiden!
      -EAB Thread: New dial-up Amiga BBS online!: Dial-Up Nights is a new dial-up only bulletin board, running Max's BBS on native Amiga NG hardware. The 'beta' version of the board is open 9pm - 6 am, and 24 hours at the weekends (UK time). (The plan is to increase to 24/7, depending on demand.) Amiga and general message banks, files. Door games to come. Call tonight!
      -Download Python for Other Platforms: PyAROS is a port to the Amiga Research OS.
      -Wiki: AmigaOS Manual: Python: The PythonOS manual on Amigaos.net.
      -Amiga Python Modules: Steven Solie article about Amiga Python Modules.
      -Amitools 0.5.0: Amitools is a collection of Python 3 tools that I've written to work with Amiga OS binaries and files on Mac OS X and all other *nix-like platforms supporting Python. Windows might work as well, but is heavily untested. However, patches are welcome. I focus with my tools on classic Amiga setups, i.e. a 680x0 based system with Amiga OS 1.x - 3.x running on it. However, this is an open project, so you can provide other Amiga support, too. The tools are mostly developer-oriented, so a background in Amiga programming will be very helpful.
      -Github: Amitools: The source files hosted on Github.
      -Github: python-lhafile: LHA archive support for Python.
      -Install Amiga OS 4.1 Final Edition on WinUAE: Thomas Rapp's step by step guide for installing AOS4.1 on Win UAE.
      -Winuae Configuration F.A.Q.: A good guide on setting up WinUAE.
      -Amiga Emulator Downloads: A nice listing of Amiga emulators.
      -Celebrating 5 years of Generationamiga.com: Great job!! Here's to 25 more!!
      -DOS Benchmark Pack: This pack consists of a range of 3D and CPU benchmarks as well as tools. I made this because I want to make life easy for anyone new to DOS retro gaming. If you've built a DOS retro PC, how do you know that it performs like it should?
      -Manuferhi: Online store selling Mister FPGA, Mistica FPGA16, Sidi, Zemmix Neo and more.
      -How Commodore changed… PONG: Commodore’s contribution might have been obscured in history as “just one of the many PONG clones”, but it has to be said that the two systems it released, the 2000K and 3000H (also referred to as the TV Game series) were quite different as they were the first programmed systems to play PONG.
      -The first production RISC-V workstation?: No, not the RiscPC, a RISC-V PC. And, not counting the various one-offs, it appears to be the very first production RISC-V workstation available. SiFive is announcing the RISC-V PC at the Linley Group Fall Virtual Processor Conference, based on the Freedom U740 ("FU740") to be introduced at the same time next month.
      -Github: Amiga2000-remake: A recreation of the Amiga2000 motherboard using Sprint Layout.
      -Amiga Podcast: Polish Amiga Podcast site.
      -Amiga Java: Since Java Grinder (a Java byte-code compiler) already supports the Motorola 68000 CPU with the Sega Genesis I figured it shouldn't be too hard to extend the MC68000.cxx class to support the Commodore Amiga computer. More specifically, the original Amiga 1000.
      -The CIA Amiga BBS Powered by AMIGA 1200 w/DKB 1240!: After listening to an old school Modem connect, telnet in and enjoy yourself.
      -Getting The Amiga 500 Online – The You’re Not Stupid Guide: A good thread over at Amigalove.com on the subject.
      -Archive.org: Back2Roots.org: Not everything was captured but it's one of the few remaining traces of the site left.

    20 Sep 20

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    New Links
      -How Emulate an Amiga 1200 on Your Linux PC or Raspberry Pi: Emulate your ultimate Amiga computer.
      -Amiga500 single power: This is a DCDC converter Module to fit in Rev. 6a+ Amiga 500 mainboards. It will be soldered onto the mainboard and one can then use a 12V barrel jack power supply with the Amiga 500. It can deliver upto 6A @ 5V and 500mA @ -12V. The 12V line is passed through. It also adds a power switch to the machine on the backside.
      -Amiga1200 single power: This is a DCDC converter Module to fit an Amiga 1200 mainboard. This design has not been finally tested yet.
      -An Adapter to retrofit a 2MB agnus into a 1MB Amiga 500/2000: This is an adapter board to retrofit a 2MB Agnus into an Amiga 500/2000 and also includes 2MB of chip ram.
      -Source to 256 channel Amiga music tracker made compilable: Source code to Symphonie found on Aminet.
      -Adapter to use the PicassoIV FlickerFixer without using the/a video slot: No free or missing video slot in your ECS/OCS system and want to fully use a PicassoIV? Then this adapter pcb comes to the rescue which replaces the PIV's FlickerFixer break off section. Important! The break off part of the PIV must be removed to use this in place off it! The design isn't proven yet but was created from the original schematics and PCB layout.
      -Listen to CD and Amiga audio out of the PicassoIV line output at the same time: This little gem was developed at Village Tronic Computer back in the day by a service technician, after the audio circuits of the PicassoIV was chiseled in stone and had some short comings. Using this board you can listen to CD and Amiga audio through the PIV audio output at the same time. The design is proven and working.
      -Recreation of PicassoIV FlickerFixer attachment/snap-off pcb for cards missing it: This is a recreation from original data of the small snap off PCB of the PicassoIV (PIV) Amiga RTG graphics card. I created this because often cards seem to be sold without this PCB and then the FlickerFixer/ScanDoubler of the card cannot be used. The design hasn't been proven yet but as said is created from the original schematics and PCB layout. This is a four layer PCB.
      -The Shadows Of Sergoth Amiga demo is now available!: The moment many of you have been waiting for is finally here! Our upcoming dungeon crawler for the Amiga gets a demo to give you a taste of all the hard work that has been done by Colin, TenShu and Mike over the past 18 months. Official release is expected for the end of the year/beginning of next with pre-orders opening in november. As usual boxed and digital editions will be available.
      -Floppy Disk Drive USB Emulator "OpenFlops" with FlashFloppy firmware pre-installed: The OpenFlops drive is an improvement on the Gotek design with extra features and easily accessible placement of header pins and connections for popular addons and mods such as OLED display, rotary encoder and "floppy disk noise" speakers. Fully plug and play and compatible as a complete Gotek upgrade or replacement. OpenFlops is an Open Hardware implementation of a floppy disk emulator, inspired from the ubiquitous Gotek hardware. It is designed to run the FlashFloppy firmware, which gives it several improvements over the original Gotek.
      -FlashFloppy: FlashFloppy is a floppy-drive emulator for the ubiquitous Gotek hardware. Connect to retro machines just like a real floppy drive but use disk images on a modern USB stick!
      -OpenFlops: OpenFlops is an Open Hardware implementation of such an emulator, inspired from the ubiquitous Gotek hardware. It is designed to run the FlashFloppy firmware, which gives it several improvements over the original Gotek.
      -Tiger Claw: TIGER CLAW is a relentless beat 'em up game developed by Lazycow and Saul Cross. Originally released exclusively on Commodore 64 cartridge by RGCD for backers of the C64 in Pixels Kickstarter (Fusion Retro Books, 2016), then ported to Windows, MacOS, Linux and the Commodore Amiga in 2018!
      -The Games That Weren't: Providing illustrated snapshots of unreleased games dating from 1975 to 2015, The Games That Weren't is Bitmap Books’ biggest and most ambitious book to date. It includes a wide range of titles from the Atari 2600 right up to the Sony PlayStation 4, by way of arcade, home computer, console, handheld and mobile platforms. Years in the making, it's packed to bursting point with exclusive content, in-depth interviews and much more besides.
      -Newly-Released Trove of Recordings from the 1980s Includes Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak: Over 200 hrs of unreleased recording talking about various subjects. The Amiga included.
      -Amiga, Warhol, Debbie Harry: The ultimate 1980s tech keynote: A pop artist, a pop star, and a dazzling computer make history—or at least give us a surprisingly endearing little moment.
      -Amiga Memory: Memory for the AmigaOne XE.

    16 Sep 20

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    New Links
      -AmigaLook: Beautify your Workbench: Hundreds of different backdrops, themes, icons and more to beautify your workbench.
      -Gaming on AmigaOS 4 Gaming on AmigaOS 4: So what am I doing here? The answer is that I want to make a brand new blog, a blog that only focuses on AmigaOS 4 and gaming. I will of course include some general AmigaOS 4 news now and then as well.
      -Void Demo Group Homepage: Thanks for visiting the homepage of Void! We’re an active Amiga demo group, founded back in 1995 by Powerslave and Griz in the United Kingdom. It’s now 2020 and we’re still here making productions for the Amiga.
      -Component Locator Chucky 1.2b (beta): Interactive component locater. A2000, A3000, A3630, A3660, A4000, ReAmiga 1200 & 3000.
      -Welcome to comp.sys.amiga.reviews!: Welcome to Usenet's archive of product reviews for the Amiga computer. We have hundreds of reviews covering many kinds of hardware, software, and other products for the Amiga, both commercial and shareware/freeware.
      -Directory opus 4 Research Project: This site was dedicated to the m68k-amigaos builds of Directory Opus, which haven't been updated in 14 years. The mailing list has been deactivated today, and the site has had some obsolete and/or incomplete parts removed.
      -Amiga-Stuff: Various Amiga related resources. PD index, Hardware info, Crunchers, Archivers, Filesyste, Virus, Mod-Packers, Demos, C= Techtopics and more.
      -Amiga-Stuff Hardware: On these pages I try to collect information about components used in Amiga computers, Commodore computers, peripherals made by Commodore as well as components manufactured by Commodore. **GREAT Page!**
      -Textfiles.com CD List: List of Various CDs. 350+ Quite a few are Amiga related.
      -The Fred Fish Collection on CD ROM Volume 1.6 February 1993: Link to the entire collection.
      -History of DOpus: A wonderful writeup about the history of the Dopus.
      -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.
      -Cineware Retro Page: Defender of the Crown & Wings.
      -Github: Sodipodi: Sodipodi is general vector illustrating application for Linux/Unix and Windows. It uses W3C SVG as native file and in-memory image format and can do many neat things.
      -AmiKit XE (v11) Changelog: The Changelog about for AmiKit.
      -Power2People: Crowd funding support site.
      -AMOS Professional AGA (X version): Welcome on the AMOS Professional AGA mini-site! This website is dedicated to the project "AMOS Professional AGA" based on the François Lionet's "AMOS Professional Official" source code available here : https://github.com/Francaoz/AMOS-Professional-Official.
      -Github: AMOS-Professional-Official: The official source code of AMOS Professional on the Amiga.
      -AmiKIT Support Forum: AmiKIT Support Forum.
      -Expanding RAM on the Amiga 4000: How to expand the RAM on the A4000.
      -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 Developer CD Hardware Manual Guide v2.1: The Amiga Developer CD Hardware Manual Guide v2.1.

    12 Sep 20

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    New Links

    27 Aug 20

    Today's Highlights
       - The migration is **still** in progress. In the meantime here are some more links for your reading pleasure!

    New Links
      -How Qnx Failed The Amiga: Back in 1997, the QNX (pronounced either Q-N-X or Q-nix) operating system was positioned to play a vital role in the ongoing development of the Amiga platform. Georgios Panayio provides historical background about the proposed relationship between the two projects and shows how QNX’s alleged breach of contract resulted in causing significant damage to the Amiga platform.
      -QNX partnering w/Phase 5 to make PowerPC computer: Canada based QSSL, which formerly were supposed to deliver the kernel for the next generation Amigas, with their QNX Neutrino kernel, today announced that they will instead partner with Phase 5 in order to port the Neutrino OS to Amigas equipped with Phase 5's PowerPC based PowerUP cards.
      -Archive.org: Official CyberGraphX Homepage: VGR: The Solar System's premier source for Amiga Graphic Card and Expansion Info & News.
      -Lista de Monitores que aceitam 15 kHz: (Spanish) Big list of 15kHz monitors and other information.
      -List of modern monitors that support 15 kHz analog RGB signals : A list of modern flat panel (LCD, OLED) monitors that directly support analog 15 kHz signals through discrete RGB connectors (VGA, DVI-A, and/or SCART). (Note that Component video is actually YPrPb.)
      -Pvbcc: vbcc is a highly optimizing portable and retargetable ISO C compiler. It supports ISO C according to ISO/IEC 9899:1989 and a subset of the new standard ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (C99). This is the support site for Amiga (AmigaOS, MorphOS) and Atari (TOS, MiNT, Jaguar).
      -The Cult of Amiga Is Bringing an Obsolete Computer Into the 21st Century: Meet the dedicated few who are working in the shadows to keep an ancient suite of software alive, waiting for it to thrive again.
      -vAmiga: vAmiga emulates a Commodore Amiga 500, 1000 or 2000 on your Mac. Development begun in January 2019 and the emulator is currently in beta testing. Bug reports on GitHub are greatly appreciated..
      -PT-1201: Protracker Digital Turntable: PT-1210 Mk1 is a Protracker Digital Turntable, that is, a computer program that will let you play your Amiga Protracker module files (.MOD) as if you were playing with CDJ turntables. Think of it as Traktor for the Protracker generation..
      -DiagROM: DiagROM is a diagnostic tool for the amiga computers. And it is to be used on defective machines, trying to help no-boot situations etc. You simply replace the Kickstart roms in the Amiga with the DiagROM. and when poweron. your Amiga will start a diagnostic software. It will try to dump info on the serialport (and actual menus etc aswell) while also trying on the screen.
      -Amiga Graphics Card Guide That You Need: 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!
      -Githb: Minimal A501: Amiga 512kB memory expansion. Minimal cost efficient design.
      -Github: Modern Decompression Routines For Ancient Formats: This is a collection of decompression routines for old formats popular in the Amiga, Atari computers and some other systems from 80's and 90's as well as some that are currently used which were used in a some specific way in these old systems.

    12 Aug 20

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    New Links
      -Z3SDRAM V1.2: Homemade Z3 Ram Card. An update to original 1.0 design features 4-layer PCB, LDO-based 1.2V core voltage power supply instead of switching one, and a bunch of decoupling capacitors all over the back side of the card. Another useful addition is the 10M/100M Ethernet network adapter based on DM9000 chip from Davicom.
      -Github: DOpus 5: Source code for the original APL release version 5.82.
      -SourceForge: DOpus 5: Dopus5 for all Amiga platforms (AmigaOS3, AmigaOS4, MorphOS and AROS). After acquiring the sources from the original authors (GPSoft) this project was started to coordinate the porting of the sources to all modern Amigaoid platforms like AmigaOS4, MorphOS, AROS as well as updating it for the original AmigaOS3 platform.
      -Dopus 5: Latest Nightly Builds: The nightly builds of dopus5 disabled at moment, but you can get "latest commit" ones from djbase's mirror.
      -Unofficial Picasso96: Official Picasso96 2.2. Get it here.
      -P96: Individual Computers official Picasso 96 Wiki.
      -Github: ApolloTeam AROS: Apollo Team AROS repository for active development of AROS for Vampire systems.
      -MCAmiga: A Midnight/Norton Commander style file manager for all Amiga Systems.
      -Apollo Accelerators Wiki: Welcome to the dedicated Wiki of the APOLLO-Team products: The Vampire boards (A500, A600, A1200, Standalone), the 68080 CPU, MC680x0 compatible & the SAGA Core.
      -Spray painting a computer case – a short HOW-TO: During my restorations, I’ve often found it impossible to bring back a computer case to its former glory without using a spray paint. I’ve mastered my retr0brighting skills to the max but sometimes the plastic is so unevenly yellowed that it cannot be retr0brighted evenly. Sometimes, some plastics become over retr0brighted. Very often there is a need to fill cracks or holes with a putty and spray painting it afterward is simply a must.
      -Advanced Serial Debugging Guide: AmigaOS documnet Wiki.
      -SANA-II Revision 7: SANA-II Network Device Driver Specification. AmigaOS documnet Wiki.
      -Janeway Amiga Scene Demo Search Engine: 50,000+ of demos. Screenshots, Info, Pics, Downloads and much more.

    4 Aug 20

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       - The migration is still in progress. In the meantime here are some more links for your reading pleasure!

    New Links
      -ADF-Copy: ADF-Copy is a small hardware i developed which uses a Teensy 3.2 microcontroller to read and write non copy protected Amiga disks with an out of the box PC 3.5″ Floppy drive connected to the microcontroller which can be build with a few jumper wires on a breadboard with no additional component.
      -Crash And Burn: The Amiga ST Story: This issue’s story isn’t about technology. It’s about the people behind it. It’s a story of avarice, hatred and an unbridled lust for revenge that descended into a war of attrition.
      -The Andy Warhol Museum Amiga Exhibit : How does one reliably display digital artwork originally created by Andy Warhol on the Amiga 1000 in the 80s? A team from Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Club successfully recovered digital Warhol images from floppy disks that had gone overlooked in the museum’s archives.
      -RNOPublisher: An easy-to-use PDF publishing program.
      -How to fix the A1200 motherboard timing bugs: This popular and often revised page details the timing/signal integrity fixes required to the Commodore (and Escom) A1200 motherboards to fix issues with some 3rd part accelerators.
      -All In One streams (AIOSTREAMS) : a pack of Python scripts for streaming video from various platforms. The target Operating Systems are AmigaOS 4, AmigaOS 3, MorphOS and AROS, but they work on other systems just fine.
      -GoADF!: An easy-to-use app that allow you to use ADF files in your Amiga computer. TONS of features!!
      -Amiga City: Welcome to Amiga City - the portal for the classic Commodore Amiga personal computer. If you are a fan of the Amiga you will find other people to chat with and maybe even add some website links and upload files for other fans to use.
      -Amiga power supply guide V1.13: Easily one the definitive sources of information on Amiga power suppies. Ian knocks it out of the park again!
      -Turn your Raspberry Pi into an Amiga!: Amiberry is an optimized Amiga emulator for ARM-based SoCs (such as the Raspberry Pi, Odroid XU4, ASUS Tinkerboard, etc.), that brings you the highest performance Amiga emulation. Be it a classic A500, A1200, CD32 or up to a high-end model equipped with a 68040 and a graphics card, we’ve got you covered.
      -Amiberry on Guthub: Optimized Amiga emulator for the Raspberry Pi and other ARM boards

    27 Jul 20

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    New Links
      -Amiga Samba Idiot's guide: This website sets out the steps you must take in order to share files stored on your Amiga computer with other computers on your network.
      -Insight to Commodore before Commodore: Interesting tidbits pulled from the 3000+ pg Report of The Royal Commission Appointed to Inquire Into The Failure of Atlantic Acceptance Corporation Limited back in 1969. All this hard work was done by Zube. The original report was courtesy of the Interlibrary Loan people at CSU and to The University of Calgary Law Library.
      -a314eth.device - SANA-II driver for A314: This SANA-II driver works by copying Ethernet frames back and forth between the Amiga and a virtual ethernet interface (tap0) on the Raspberry Pi. The Pi will, when configured properly, do network address translation (NAT) and route packets from the Amiga to the Internet.
      -Commodore: Creativity In The Classroom: {An official} Promotional video for the Commodore Amiga. They thought they'd have a chance against Apple in the educational market.

    23 Jul 20

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       - The migration is still in progress. There have been a few issues converting the code PHP & SQL code. In the meantime here are some more links for your reading pleasure!

    Happy 35th Birthday Amiga!

    Ahh what sweet dreams of what could have been. At least we have cake!
      -Amiga History - Launch Of Amiga: Watch the original unveiling back in 1985.
      -A1000 Wikipedia Page: The Wikipedia page on the computer that started it all.
      -Inside the Amiga 1000: Thirty-five {Twenty-five} years ago, Commodore released a revolutionary multimedia machine. We take a peek inside this classic computer to see what made the Amiga so amazing.
      -A1000 Review: From the Sep 1985 issue of Compute!
      -Commodore Amiga Amiga 1000 Unboxing Review: Hi guys, yet another Commodore Amiga review, this time its the Amiga 1000 from 1985, I really enjoyed making this video, hope you will too :-)

      New Links

      -RedPill, The Amiga Game Creator: REDPILL is a tool to empower people to create many games for Amiga without programming knowledge. Easy to use and at the same time allow to do complex things. Allows people to create 2D games with the true Amiga feeling! Supports both ECS and AGA Amigas, it is free and it is still in development.

    22 Jul 20

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    New Links

    16 Jul 20

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       - Still working on the migration. In the meantime here are some more links for your reading pleasure!

    New Links

    13 Jul 20

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       - Still working on the migration. In the meantime here are some more links for your reading pleasure!

    New Links
      -Amiga.com: From **bizzaro land** comes signs of life from the mother ship. Since mid 2018 the home page has remain unchanged... Until now... Internet sleuths are quick to point out that these images are ones seen on various Colanto web pages and products. Stay tuned to see where this is going.
      -ApolloOS: Generation Amiga is reporting that a new open source AmigaOS has been released designed specifically for the Vampire without the legal entanglements of OS 3.X or the slower speeds of AROS 68k.

    10 Jul 20

    Today's Highlights
       - Still working on the migration. In the meantime here are some more links for your reading pleasure!

    New Links
      -ignition v1.08: Achim Pankalla has been hard at work with improvements to everyones favorite modern spreadsheet application.
      -Agony: Yves Grolet of Psygnosis released a backup of his last Amiga hard drive which happened to contain the full source code for the game. (Non-commercial use only) Have fun porting!
      -Hollywood Designer 5.0: The manual is now online in both HTML or PFD format.
      -NEW HARDWARE: Power Supplies: for your A500,600 & 1200 are now available for preorder from Jens at Individual Computers.
      -NEW HARDWARE: Indivision AGA Mk3: for the A1200/400T is also available for preorder from Jens at Individual Computers. Here's hoping he adds the A4000D to the list.
      -NEW HARDWARE: A600 4MB Memory Expansion: is now available from AmiKit.

    29 Jun 20

    Today's Highlights
       - Still working on the migration. In the meantime here are some more links for your reading pleasure!

    New Links
      -NEW HARDWARE: ZORRAM: A 8MB Zorro II auto-config ram card for your big box Amiga is available from AmiKit.
      -Amiga Joker: APC&TCP pleased to announce they are taking over the digitial distrobution of this game magazine.
      -Atheros WLAN Drivers: There are new drivers for the Atheros chipset for the Sam 440ep.
      -RetroMan Cave - Interview with Dave Haynie: A wonderful interview with Dave and as always he leaves you wanting MORE!
      -NEW HARDWARE: Akiko32: Have you ever wanted you own AGA replica Amiga in a miniITX format? Over two years in the making a board is in progress. Current prototype: miniITX, 030@14 mHz, AGA, Akiko chip, cd32/3.1.3 combined kickstart, IDE, 8MB, clockport, ATX power socket and a bunch more. Looks **REALLY** promising! Website coming soon.
      -Generation Amiga hits the 5,000,000 mark: Congratulations to one of my FAVORITE sites on the web!

    22 Jun 20

    Today's Highlights
       - Still working on the migration. In the meantime here are some more links for your reading pleasure!

    New Links

    17 Jun 20

    Today's Highlights
       - Still working on the migration. In the meantime here are some more links for your reading pleasure!

    New Links
      -From Vultures to Vampires: The exciting new Kickstarter book from David John Pleasance and Trevor Dickinson covering the 25 years AFTER the demise of Commodore and the various attempts to keep our beloved computer alive.
      -IBrowse 2.5.3 Released: The team over at IBrowse are still hard at work and just released a new version improve performance on HTTPS connections.

    12 Jun 20

    Today's Highlights
       - Still working on the migration. In the meantime here are some more links for your reading pleasure!

    New Links
      -From Vultures to Vampires: The exciting new Kickstarter book from David John Pleasance and Trevor Dickinson covering the 25 years AFTER the demise of Commodore and the various attempts to keep our beloved computer alive.
      -IBrowse 2.5.3 Released: The team over at IBrowse are still hard at work and just released a new version improve performance on HTTPS connections.

    10 Jun 20

    Today's Highlights
       - Still working on the migration. In the meantime here are some more links for your reading pleasure!

    New Links
      -Thai on Amiga: MorphOS and AmigaOS do not have any specific facilities to support Thai language. The reason for this is that no Thai people use these operating systems and there are very few non native speakers. I want to use Thai.
      -Flash based ROM Replacement: A flash based replacement for the hard to obtain 27C400 EPROM.
      -New Super Buster Chip: New Amiga 390539-11 Super Buster Chip for A4000 & A4000T.
      -Dale Got Married - Amiga Design Team Photo 2007: Dale Luck, my old friend (Carl Sassenrath) and Amiga computer collaborator got married last week, and Dale and Rosemarie have headed out to Kauai for the honeymoon (not to be heard from since.) We all wish them the very best in the years ahead.
      -BareED: BareED is a RAM based and pixel oriented (not character!) Amiga related text editor..
      -Paradise: Paradise allows to transfer files, directories and ADF's (Amiga disk images) between an Amiga and a PC using the parallel ports and a special cable (A ParNet cable with a little modification, not so hard to build).
      -How To Use CrossDOS On Your Amiga: You know you can read and write MS-DOS formatted floppy disks on your Amiga drives? You know IBM Compatible machines CANNOT read/write Amiga disks in their drives? What CrossDOS does is install a device driver on your Amiga and allow you to read and write MS-DOS formatted floppy disks.

    9 Jun 20

    Today's Highlights
       - Well today it finally happened... After 19+ year of a statically generated site I bit the bullet and began the switchover to a fully dynamically generated site. (Crowd Funding & Top 10) While I have been working quietly on this for the past few months, obviously there are still a few things I need to tweak. Until then... Here are some new links for you.

    New Links
      -Amithlon: An emulation based system allowing users to run AmigaOS 3.9 on regulation x86 PC systems, without the overhead of having to load an underlying operating system, unlike WinUAE, UAE, or AmigaXL. This is amithlon's linux kernel project.
      -AmiSSL: This is version 4.7 (will change) of the open-source based AmiSSL library for Amiga based operating systems.
      -Micromac Speedy Accelerator: A accelerator upgrade product that increases the clock speed of olde Macs. This board can be used on your Amiga too.
      -Dave's Amiga Hardware Page: Overclocking since 1975! TONS of information on making your Amiga go faster!
      -Advanced Serial Debugging Guide: The definitive wiki.amigaos.net guide.
      -Backups on the Amiga X5000: Markround spent a few days researching and implementing a backup strategy that’s ideal for his needs and hopefully there will be something of use to other Amiga owners too.
      -Rob the Nerd Clockport Splitter: A nice project that adds additional clockports to your A1200.

    1 Jun 2020
    Today's Highlights
       - A site I like to see.
        - Focused on preserving Amiga related books and source code, Amiga Source Preservation has been busy finding and asking for permission to release them under the Creative Commons license for all of us to enjoy. They have currently liberated 16 books and over 100+ program source codes (Quarterback, Frodo, Hippoplayer, Shapeshifter just to name a few). With a name like "Amiga Source" they have my seal of approval!!


    29 May 2020
    Today's Highlights
       - Catching up on some interesting stories.
        - The INCREDIBLE developers over at CS Labs have finally launched the beta version of their accelerator for the A1200. Please welcome the Warp1260. Still in development is the Warp4060 for the A4000. I can't wait but until then here are a few videos for your viewing pleasure. (youtube)
          - Unboxing, Installing, Gameplay, Quake @ 105MHz


    Looking good! (pic from website)

        - Next is Hese and his first batch of redesigned A4000 ATX form factor motherboards (rev 1.1). Some of the upgrades include
          - Onboard Fast RAM support up to 112MB (Meutoxo)
          - Kickstart ROM support up to 4MB (Romy)
          - PC PS/2 keyboard & mouse support
          - Support for native Amiga and PC floppy drives
          - Power connectors for two case fans


    Very impressive! Now let me plug in a Warp4060 and I'm S-O-L-D!! (video from youtube) Click here for more pics.

        - Not to be outdone John "Chucky" Hertell over at ReAmiga has released rev 1.5 of his redesigned A1200 motherboard. Some of his latest upgrades include
          - Improvements to various video signal outputs
          - Improvements the mouse circuitry
          - Redesigned to allow all chips to be socketed and much more

        - An open source flicker fixer for Amiga 500/2000 is being developed. While it's currently in its initial state of development, the project looks very promising!

    A work in progress. (pic from website)

        - While anything from Hyperion is always a surprise, I'm happy to see they released AmigaOS 3.1.4.(.1) release notes and locale extras (amiga-news.de). All I can say is "don't stop now!"


    4 May 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Some good news to report.
        - SUCCESS! The AMIGA 2020 - A documentary film by Steven Fletcher has met its goal. Hope you reserved your copy!

        - After a few months of silence there's a thread over at www.amigascene.nl discussing some new developemts in CS-Lab s.c. line of '060 accelerators for the A500 & 1200. Personally I can't wait till the A4000 version is finished. Fingers crossed!

        - Say what you will about PDFs or ebooks but I'm always excited when I can get my hands on some real paper. Edwin Th. Van Den Oosterkamp has released a book called Classic AmigaOS Programming: An introduction. It covers the basics of programming with C and assembly language for those who have programmed before or need a refresher. This will look good on my bookshelf.

    27 Apr 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - This weekend the Amiga made the front page of Slashdot again. The incredible developer KK/Altair posted a new video of his progress on tis MIND BLOWING Doom clone for a stock A500. If you missed the beginings of this story from last year you can follow his progress on the EAB message board.
        - Youtube - Dread Ep 02 - "Doom" clone for Amiga 500 - Laying out the map...
        - Youtube - Dread Ep 01 - Making "Doom" clone for Amiga 500

      - Amitopia has a wonderful article about Amigastore.eu. An actual REAL physical Amiga parts and repair store located in Spain.


    AmigaStore.eu - This is my dream business!!


    20 Apr 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Software news & updates.
        - Hollywood Designer: The wonderful multimedia-orientated program language and presentation creator has just been updated to v5.0.
        - ImageFX 4.5 Studio: The folks at A-Eon have made ImageFX 4.5 for OS3.x available from either the AMIStore App Store or AmiSphere.
        - RNOXfer: A graphical FTP client with support for SSL/TLS protocols and lots of options is now at v1.0.
        - Abiword & Gnumeric: Both of these programs have been updated for use under AmiCygnix.

    13 Apr 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Sad news. Computer pioneer John Conway has passed away at the age of 82. While his work in mathematics was very influential, he is best known for his program Game of Life.
        - ARS Techniac: John Conway, inventor of the Game of Life, has died of COVID-19.
        - The Guardian: John Horton Conway: the world's most charismatic mathematician .
        - Gamasutra: Obituary: Mathematician and Game of Life creator John Conway has passed away.
        - Slashdot: John Conway, Game of Life Author, Dies At 82 of COVID-19.
        - Numberphile (Youtube): Life, Death and the Monster (John Conway).
        - Or you can download an Amiga version and play it yourself.


    In memoriam, John Conway (pic from Numberphile & video from youtube)


    25 Mar 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Have you ever wanted to play Amiga games on-line with people from around the world but neither your Amiga OS or the game was ever designed to do this? Well want no more. The friendly people over at the AmigaLive Project have created a package called AmigaLive that is used in conjunction with FS-UAE software that will do just that. It supports up to 4 players and lots of games are available. Check it out!.


    AmigaLive


    22 Mar 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Been a few days since the last post and I'm exited to share a new Amiga Kickstarter documentary called Amiga 2020 - A documentary film by Steven Fletcher. If his names seems familiar it's because it should. Back in 2018 he released the wonderful documentary called The Commodore Story. Since that time he has been attending events all across Europe and combined with celebrating the Amiga's 35th birthday he wants to document this magical moment in time.


    Amiga 2020: Steven Fletcher - Director.


    10 Mar 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - One of the things I have planned after I finish the site upgrade is to focus on bringing togeher the various bits of Amiga information scattered to the four winds and compiling them easy to find comprehensive sources of information. Take for example this list of 'all the Amiga custom chips & chipset names'. There are more than a dozen really good sources but none have all of them in one spot. Most of these names are found on your typical chip listing, but some are so 'rare' that I have added the specific link used. So for my first attempt here are all the names I could find compiled into one 'hopefully close to being' a complete list.

       Note: Use this Big Old List as a guide because I'm sure it's **NOT 100% accurate**, but hey it's a start. Let me know if you find any HUGE mistakes.


    Who knew there were so many... Click the pic or view the text version. Enjoy!


    9 Mar 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Two things today.
        - I can't belive that it's been 5 years since the Amiga's 30th Anniversary Event held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The event was crowd founded on Kickstarter and was a GREAT success. While I didn't attend, I did get a T-Shirt. So if you were like me and missed out hopefully you can make it to the Silicon Valley Amiga 35th: A celebration of the Past for the Future event being held on June 6th and 7th in the heart of Silicon Valley. Several Amiga personalities are scheduled to attend including Dale Luck, RJ Mical, and Trevor Dickinson. The show floor will consist of "Before Commodore" Amiga artifacts (some of which have not been seen publicly for more than 30 years), displays of Commodore Amigas, and next-generation Amigas. Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite.

    Long live the Amiga!

        - And while I'm slowly and quietly working on the complete rewrite of the site, I have updated the SEARCH module to give better results. Try it and see what you find. **NOTE** Quite a few of the links are dead so for now you'll have to manually search for them on Archive.org. Don't worry the new site will do this automatically for you. Happy searching!


    8 Mar 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - I'm surprised I haven't see this news in more places.
        - Back in 2016 when I first came across the MNT VA2000 video card for Zorro based Amigas, I was impressed and I've kept an eye on it ever since. In August MNT Research talked about their successor called the MNT ZZ9000 which added a faster processor, 1GB of DDR3 ram, USB ports and a Enthernet port just to name a few. And now I'm excited to see some review videos finally being posted on youtube. Time to retire my old Retina BLT Z3 card.


    MNT ZZ9900. WOW!!


    5 Mar 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Evolution of a banner.
        -I know this is silly but I finally updated the old JPG banner with a modern vector based one. It's not perfect but it's close enough for me. I only wish I could remember who sent me the originial so I could give them credit.


    20 years. 3 Banners


    2 Mar 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Added a few *new* sites to the main link database and make some progress on the AmigaSource V2.0 site.


    28 Feb 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - From the: More is better department.
        - Exciting news for us here in the states. Rob posted on English Amiga Board that he has opened a new Amiga store called MyAmigaShop.com. Right now he is catering to the classic market and has a nice selection of books and Amiga accessories. I wish him all the best!!

        -And here's another interesting posting over at English Amiga Board about a new type of accelerator. Mike Sterling is designing a FPGA based accelerator that could be used on any type Amiga computer. The current protype is running on an Amiga 500 and is looking very impressive. You can read a bit more over at Amigaworld.net forums.


    Phone Me NOW!!!


    25 Feb 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Couple bits of interest
        - On a sad note former Amiga OS developer Daren Greenwald passed away earlier this month. While his name may not have been as recognizable as others, his work certainly was. Daren is credited for increasing the compatibility of software after OS 2.x was released, various hardware drivers, reworking the Console driver, getting the PCMCIA to work on the A600 and so much more. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife and children.


    In memoriam, Darren Greenwald (pic from reddit)

        -On a happier note, at least to me, GenerationAmiga.com is back *again* from oblivion. As reported back on 3 Feb, GenerationAmiga made its first updates in 7 months only to go dark again a few days later. Editor and founder, Jimmy Proost, tells of a massive DMCA attack launched by Phase 5 and Amiga technologies UG that took them completely off-line. After much rework on the back end he removed everything that could be considered a violation and the site is up and running again.

        -NEWS FLASH the TABOR is delayed! In his latest blog Trevor states that due to the coronovirus the anticipated shipping date could be pushed back to 3rd quarter 2020. Personally I like the discussion over at Amigaworld.net. Will they use this delay to offer the same bundle to more people?

    Matthew Leaman informed me that, due to factory shutdowns, several of his new classic Amiga hardware products have not been shipped or are now greatly behind schedule. A-EON Technology's A1222 early Adopter development and release schedule has similarly been affected and Matthew thinks the delays could push production into the third quarter of this year
    ...Only two more weeks...


    11 Feb 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Sorry in advance to being cynical but at this point I don't know why I even bother to get my hopes up in the slightest over anything that happens on the legal side of the Amiga world. The recent talks between Colanto and Hyperion collapsed into what I believe is shown by the picture below. I need to realize that *at this point* the possibility of any type of compromise or cooperation in the *epic cluster* that is the Amiga legal saga is utterly hopeless.

       It's hard to believe that it's been over 25 years since Commodore went bankrupt and people are still fighting tooth and nail for the a little slice of the pie while in the end there will be no one left to serve it to. I know I'll never find out what their motivation is but at least this much is clear... There's still no end in sight but I'm going to keep sticking around it if happens to show up!


    Here we go again...


    4 Feb 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Hats off to Swizpig for doing an OUTSTANDING job of porting the first person shooter Gloom to Linux and windows. The software is still a 'work in progress'. You can't yet change weapons or take damage but the game play is very smooth.


    Gloom


    3 Feb 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Lots of activity over the past two weeks but here are the three that stand out to me. The first one is from Amiga-News-de reporting a newly submitted joint request between Hyperion and Colanto asking the judge to extend a 7 Feb 2020 deadline due to "Business representatives of Hyperion, Cloanto, and C-A Acquisitions, Inc. have been engaged in several days of intensive face-to-face settlement discussions in Europe geared toward a global resolution of all claims [...]. Hyperion, Cloanto, and C-A Acquisitions, Inc. are finalizing changes to a negotiated term sheet, which they anticipate will soon be executed." Is it just me or should more people talking about this while being cautiously optimistic? Oh well, as always in Amigaland... Two more weeks.

      -The second one is an update to an Amiga specific package for the IDE Atom created by Alper Sonmez. For those not familiar, the package "provides complete syntax highlighting for the AmigaOS API symbols (also provides complete auto-complete snippets with links to online documentations for functions)." The latest update has a "menu that can create a full fetched, multi platform (thanks to SDI headers) and ready to compile Amiga library source code on the fly." You can read a bit more from Alper himself at Amigaworld.net. Very nice!!


    The Amiga Package for Atom

      -And the third one is Generation Amiga.com is finally back after a 6 month hiatus. Don't know why the pause but I'm happy they're back!


    18 Jan 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Well it has been a long time coming but I have finally thrown my hat back in the ring and hopped on the A1222 bandwagon, and to tell you the truth I'm actually really excited. Only time will tell how this system plays out. Fingers crossed!!.

      - And to make my life a bit simpler I added a new table on the left hand side just for Tabor/A1222 links. Hope this helps someone else out too.


    16 Jan 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - A few highlights to take note of.
        - After 2 long weeks AEON has finally launched their A1222 Early adopter program website. For a relatively small price you can pre-order the 'AAA Bundle' from AmiKit which consists of

          - ImageFX 4.5 Studio for OS3 (CD)
          - PPaint 7.3c OS3/OS4 (CD)
          - AmigaSYS (CD) for use on UAE **(requires licensed Kick ROM image-not included)
          - Amiga.org mouse (Black with logo/USB and PS2 compatible)
          - Amiga.org mouse mat
          - Viva Amiga Extended Remix movie (digital download available when movie released)
          - Serial key to register on AmiSphere.com for software updates

           This also gets you on the list for the first batch of 100 motherboards to be released at a reduced price. The expected ship date is 2nd Qtr 2020. Fingers crossed!

        - The source code for Horny, the midi sequencer, can be found here. Good to see there is some development still going on.


    10 Jan 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - More sad news to report. It was announced today that on 7 January Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of the worlds BEST progressive rock band Rush, passed at the age of 67 due to brain cancer.

    Friday, January 10th, 2020
    Neil Peart

    It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma). We ask that friends, fans, and media alike understandably respect the family's need for privacy and peace at this extremely painful and difficult time. Those wishing to express their condolences can choose a cancer research group or charity of their choice and make a donation in Neil Peart's name. Rest in peace brother. Neil Peart September 12, 1952 - January 7, 2020
    From Rush.com

       After the departure of the original drummer John Rutsey in 1974, Neil quickly changed the tone and direction of the band from a rock trio to progressive music legends. Along with bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson, they made the most incredible music for more than 40 years.

       As a young boy my discovery of Moving Pictures launched my life long love afair with the Bass guitar and countless hours trying to be like them. Their music was the sound track of my youth and has been with me ever since. Thank you for bringing so much joy to the lives of everyone who had the pleasure to embrace your lyrics and become one with the music!


    The Professor.
    (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


    1 Jan 2020
    Today's Highlights
      - Wishing everyone the BEST in 2020 from the whole AmigaSource family.


    Happy New Year!


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