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    21 Mar 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Just a quick posting with a selective bunch of Commodore/Amiga links from David. L. Farquhar's wonderful The Silicon Underground website. As he puts it "You can expect to find a mix of material about technology, home improvement, and hobbies here." and boy does he! I'm going on the record to say all his Amiga/Commodore posts should be required reading! Here's the quick link to the Amiga related articles.. Enjoy!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • Nothing at this time...
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Nothing on the RADAR...
    Today's Theme
      - The Silicon Underground. Thanks David!

      New Links (15) YTD (316)

      • Amiga chip RAM vs fast RAM vs slow RAM: The great thing about Amigas was they had a flat 32-bit memory architecture from day one. Unlike 16-bit DOS PCs, memory was memory–to an extent. Amigas did have three types of memory. So let’s look at Amiga chip RAM vs fast RAM vs slow RAM. Amiga chip RAM was visible to the CPU as well as the sound and video chips. Fast RAM and slow RAM were not, but fast RAM, which sat higher in the CPU’s address space, could run programs faster than either slow RAM or chip RA
      • Commodore A1200 Reloaded: Much like the C64 Reloaded, the Commodore A1200 Reloaded will be a new motherboard using original MOS/CSG chips. It does not directly compare to any existing Commodore Axxx mainboard, but if you want a comparison basis, then an A1200 is probably the closest match. However, there are differences that also make it very much "not A1200".
      • Amiga 500 motherboard revisions: There were four major revisions of the Amiga 500 motherboard released, and that matters if you are trying to upgrade them. Fortunately, if you know what to look for, you can quickly distinguish between all four, and you can even identify them without opening the case. Although it is certainly easier to identify them if you can see the entire board.
      • Commodore 64 vs Amiga: Looking at the Commodore 64 vs Amiga seems a little odd, at least to me. After all, the machines were never intended to be rivals. The Amiga was supposed to succeed the 64. Commodore bought Amiga because they couldn’t make a 64 successor on their own, so they intended for the Amiga to replace it. It didn’t fully succeed, and maybe that’s why the comparison is still interesting. Looking back, the machines may seem similar today. But in 1985 they sure didn’t.
      • Amiga 600: The Amiga no one wanted: The Amiga 600 was one of the last Amigas, and it became a symbol of everything wrong with Commodore and the product line. Retro enthusiasts like it today because of its small size, so it’s the perfect retro Amiga for today. But it couldn’t have been much more wrong for 1992. The Amiga 600 was a cost-reduced Amiga for home use, similar in size and appearance to a Commodore 64. But internally it wasn’t much more than a repackaged Amiga 1000 from 1985, trying to compete with VGA graphics and 386 CPUs.
      • Dell E1912HF and the Amiga: Amiga monitors have never been especially easy to find, but as time moves on, they get even harder. In a pinch you can use a television, but that has some drawbacks. Fortunately there are some other modern alternatives. The Dell E1912HF is a good example, though not the only one
      • An LCD monitor for retro computing: Purists prefer CRT monitors for a more authentic experience, but if you don’t mind an LCD, here’s a good LCD monitor for retro computing. Look for a Dell 2001fp manufactured in June 2005 or before. For bonus points, try to find one with a soundbar.
      • Amiga Bridgeboard: The PC compatibility option: A photo of someone’s newly acquired Amiga 2000 turned up on a vintage computing forum recently. It was sporting two 3.5″ drives, but also had a Chinon 5.25″ drive in its lower bay. Someone asked what the 5.25-inch drive was for. I responded it’s a good sign the system has an Amiga Bridgeboard in it. The Bridgeboard turns a big-box Amiga like a 2000 into an odd hybrid Amiga-PC clone.
      • The forgotten computer that changed the world: A rather hastily written and sloppily edited piece showed up on Slashdot yesterday morning that caught my attention, because it was about the Amiga 2000. The Amiga 2000 is a dear machine to me; in 1991, our family upgraded to one from a Commodore 128. I still have both machines, and there isn’t much that I know today that I didn’t first experience on one of those two machines.
      • How to connect an Amiga to a TV: Amiga monitors aren’t always the easiest thing to come by. Of course just about every Amiga sold was also sold with a monitor. But sadly, many of the monitors weren’t as reliable as the computer. So being able to connect an Amiga to a TV helps. There are several options, and while some are far from ideal, most of them are suitable for playing video games. And these days I’m sure you’re a lot more interested in Shadow of the Beast than you are in Amiga Word Perfect 4.1.
      • Steve Jobs and the Amiga: Steve Jobs was aware of the Amiga. He didn’t think much of it. Even still, Steve Jobs and the Amiga did have some connections. Jobs’ opinion of the Commodore PET made bigger headlines after he died, but Jobs had an opinion about the Amiga, too. Both pre- and post-Commodore Amiga. Overall, Jobs thought the Amiga’s chips were overkill. Brian Bagnall’s book On the Edge: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore states on page 419 that Jobs said there was too much hardware in the machine.
      • Atari ST vs Amiga: When it comes to Atari ST vs Amiga, there are more similarities than differences from today’s perspective. But the two machines had significant differences that led them to be incompatible even though the hardware differences look minor today. Here’s a look at the two machines and why they were such fierce rivals in the late 1980s.
      • Amiga Power Stick: Uncommon and affordable: Before the Amiga was a computer, Amiga was a struggling independent company trying to stay in business so it would get its chance at changing the world. In order to make ends meet while they developed their multitasking computer, Amiga produced and sold joysticks for the game systems and computers that were already on the market. It was called the Amiga Power Stick. These joysticks turn up on Ebay fairly frequently. The going rate on them tends to be between $10-$15.
      • Commodore computer models: The Commodore 64 is by far the most famous and successful computer Commodore ever made. But there were numerous Commodore computer models over the years. Some were also successful. Some were complete flops. Overall Commodore had a good 18-year run, but it could have been so much longer and better. Let’s take a walk through the Commodore computer models from the beginning in 1976 to the bitter end in 1994.
      • Who bought Commodore: Commodore International went out of business in 1994, after nearly a decade of declining revenue. But the company left a significant legacy, which leads to some logical questions. What became of Commodore? Who bought Commodore?

    19 Mar 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Surprisingly busy week for me so only a small update this time. Still I'm happy to report I have added more links so far this year than all of last year. In fact today I just broke the 300 link mark! YAE me!

      - As some of you might already know the book, STAMIGA: The Flame Wars was successfully crowd funded this week. Good job everyone! I CAN'T wait until my copy arrives!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • As always Epsilon does an OUTSTANDING job reviewing AmiKit 12.
    • This caught my eye. An official listing from Amiga Inc/International of all the companies licensed to sell Amiga related products. {Archived 27 Apr 1999}
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - All Quiet on the Amiga Front...
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (16) YTD (301)

      • The Undiscovered: {A look at the old Commodore MOS chip fabrication plant with Bill Hurd}
      • Amig Resistance: {German Amiga news, information and forum site}
      • COMMODORE USERS - EUROPE: The aim of is to bring together the community of Commodore computers users in Europe and beyond, and have us meet and share on a regular base. Commodore users are invited to contribute by presenting their work in areas such as new software and programming (i.e. libraries), former and new OSes, genuine and modern hardware, emulators, art i.e.: petscii or sprites, book reviews etc. We do also accept presentations from hardware/software vendors/editors, also from writers presenting their books or magazine editors. Presentations and/or links to the material used is then archived on this website.
      • AmigaLand: {German} Welcome to! (established since 22 May 2000) As the name suggests, Amigaland deals with the Amiga computer, which was the home computer par excellence between 1985 and 1994 and still is with some people. Even today there is a broad fan base that identifies with the Amiga. We are one of them and dedicate this page to the cult computer. We want to preserve retro, classic and history and offer this page for that. Learn everything about the AmigaOS and the computers that go with it. We tell many stories and also offer tons of downloads to bring this computer back to life using emulation. Find the right games, apps or demos and have fun with them. In addition to the freeware offers, we have commercial software for which we have a license for download.
      • Web Rendering Proxy: AmiFox Server Version. A browser-in-browser "proxy" server that allows to use historical / vintage web browsers on the modern web. It works by rendering a web page in to a GIF or PNG image with clickable imagemap. This server can be used as the original WRP in a webbrowser but works much better using the dedicated AmiFox app available for m68k Amiga
      • PiStorm: {Repository for: pistorm32-lite-hardware, pistorm32-lite-gateware, pistorm-mini-itx & cm4board: CM4 adapter board for PS32-lite and classic PiStorm}
      • AmiFox: A new browser for classic Amiga. How does AmiFox actually work? It’s using a virtual Chrome browser on our backend that basically is remote controlled by AmiFox sending back images of the webpage and processing mouse clicks and key strokes.
      • {German} Welcome to We would be happy to welcome you as a new member. Register today and become part of a friendly community whose common hobby is the "AMIGA". Here you can exchange ideas with other users on many interesting topics in a cozy atmosphere or let others share your experiences. We wish you a lot of fun here on
      • QuickBit PCB: QuicBit PCB is a KiCad-based project which creates a replacement ciruit board for the QuickShot II and QuickShot II Plus Joysticks. It can be built with contemporary, readily available parts. Here are its features: Autofire can be overridden by fire button, without the need to toggle off the Autofire switch. Optional second logical firebutton, compatible to both Commodore 64 and Amiga. 2 Breakout PCBs to replace the fire buttons. Compatible to both QuickShot II and QuickShot II Plus & Can either be operated with original cable (in which case second logical firebutton won't work, since the original cable doesn't have all cores), or with modern replacement that comes with all cores of the cable.
      • AmiKit 12 released!: This weekend sees the release of AmiKit 12 from Amikit, which is a subscription-based Amiga emulation package for Windows, MacOS, Linux and Raspberry Pi. AmiKit 12 gives you a fully functional legally distributed Amiga system out of the box with all the bells and whistles that would take you many years to customise the standard Workbench 3.1/3.2 installation to achieve by yourself. All you need to supply is the copyrighted AmigaOS files from a legal source like Amiga Forever or Hyperion's AmigaOS 3.2. Let's take a closer look!
      • HID2AMI: HID2AMI is an HID mouse to quadrature waveform converter and HID Gamepad adapter for the Amiga (and C64, Atari 7600, AtariST also..) series of boards; it allows ANY modern HID mouse (not limited to PS/2-USB) and almost ANY (*) modern digital/analog Gamepad to be connected and enjoyed with our Amiga computers. (*) At the moment it has been tested against dozens of different gamepads, but working for each and every existing Gamepad cannot be guaranteed; nevertheless, if you find a Pad which does not work with HID2AMI, you are encouraged to contact the author and supply him its "HID Report Descriptor" to be investigated.
      • DevilutionX : DevilutionX is a port of Diablo and Hellfire that strives to make it simple to run the game while providing engine improvements, bugfixes, and some optional quality of life features.
      • LinxNet Best of Amiga {ARCHIVED 2 Mar 2002}: {A directory listing website listing many Amiga sites}
      • New Amiga Computers Coming {ARCHIVED 24 Aug 1999}: Amiga is indeed still alive and kicking, and have recently posted concept drawings for the next generation Amigas on their Website. The company is planning to release its next generation multimedia computer in late Q4 1999. According to Amiiga, the new computer will have a new Amiga operating system (OS 5 - a realtime, scaleable operating system for digital convergence and multimedia), advanced 3D graphics performance and multimedia features, and will be extremely easy to use.
      • AMIGA International, Inc. Licensees {ARCHIVED 27 Apr 1999}: {A listing of the companies officially licensed to sell Amiga products directly from Amiga Inc/Amiga International}
      • Amiga CDROM Guide v1.6 (21 June 96) {ARCHIVED 21 Apr 1999}: The guide to CD-ROMs that work with the Amiga.

    13 Mar 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! I had a lot going on the past few days so you're only getting a small update this time. As always... Enjoy!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • Tech demo by REMZ. I LOVE THE MUSIC and & I REALLY hope he releases this as a full game!! Check it out NOW!!!
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Not a peep!
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (20) YTD (285)

      • AmiFox: A new browser for classic Amiga. How does AmiFox actually work? It’s using a virtual Chrome browser on our backend that basically is remote controlled by AmiFox sending back images of the webpage and processing mouse clicks and key strokes.
      • Battenberg cake: {Can't get much more Amiga than this... } Battenberg[1] or Battenburg[2] (with either 'cake' or 'square' added on the end) is a light sponge cake with different sections held together with jam. The cake is covered in marzipan and, when cut in cross section, displays a distinctive two-by-two check pattern alternately coloured pink and yellow.
      • Tech demo of my game: {Thread @ covering a **WONDERFUL** tech demo by REMZ of a game idea he is working on and I **CAN NOT STRESS** how much I **LOVE** the music!!! So everyone let's help him out!} Hello everyone! I have assembled an ADF image on my little game/tech-demo I have been working on for the past few months. This is my first C/ASM Amiga game, so it took a fairly long time and was very challenging and fun to work on. I would be extremely grateful to have your input, comments, suggestions about it. Should it be useful to others, I could put the whole project and source code on GitHub, but otherwise I would be happy to answer any questions too. As I mentioned, this being my first serious game project on an Amiga, it is certain that a lot of things could be done better, safer, more compatible, more efficient, etc.
      • Amiga 500 Keyboard Schematic Mitsumi: {Thread @ covering the A500 keyboard}
      • Connecting an A500 Keyboard to an A1200 Motherboard: {Thread @ covering how to connect an A500 keyboard to a A1200 MB}
      • Copeland Icons {ARCHIVED 12 Aug 2003}: {a collection of icons for various systems: Amiga, windows, apple & more}
      • Geekometry: Amiga wallpapers, icons and mouse pointers, news and more for the Amiga and other operating systems
      • Interview with Olaf Barthel: We talked today with Olaf Barthel, the programmer, among others, of the terminal emulator Term and the TCP/IP stack Roadshow. He participated to the development of AmigaOS since the late 1990s.
      • HOT DOG Linux: The design goals of HOT DOG Linux include: Graphical user interface based on retro computer systems including Hot Dog Stand (Windows 3.1), Amiga Workbench, Atari ST GEM, Mac Classic and Aqua. Custom lightweight Objective-C foundation. Bitmapped graphics, low DPI displays. No Unicode support by design
      • Dhewm3 for AmigaOS4 : # ABOUT _dhewm 3_ is a _Doom 3_ GPL source port, know to work on at least Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and now! AmigaOS4.
      • CM4 for PiStorm32-Lite: This is the v1.1 "B-Day edition" of CM4 adapter board designed especially for PiStorm32-Lite. The adapter has following features: CM4 connector, cutout for onboard WiFi antenna, four holes for mechanical fastening of the CM4, microSD slot usable with Lite versions of CM4 board, 40-pin FPC port for peripherals: HDMI, Ethernet, USB, I2C, slot on bottom side for further use as mass storage on AmigaOS and much more.
      • Amiga and DSP 3210: A package for getting the DSP 3210 on the AA3000+ going. Contains drivers, docs, GAL logic and example code to get you started. (A driver extension for ATL DSP Zorro boards is also included, albeit entirely untested and possibly incomplete.)
      • Storm in a Pi Cup: If you want a rollercoaster ride, take a look at the graph of “Amiga Accelerator prices over time”. What was once in stock in every magazine advert at RRP, then became so cheap you’d be literally giving them away. But for whatever reason prices started to grow and grow until you’d be paying far more than the original price. And that’s where we find ourselves now, with even a simple upgrade often costing more than the Amiga it sits in; as an example a Blizzard 1230 board which had an RRP of £279 in 1993 will now set you back over £400 and the price is climbing. For an A500 owner, a GVP A530 sidecar for an A500 is well over the 1990s RRP of £299 and likely still features a vintage SCSI drive, probably close to failure.
      • 5 Practical Amiga Operating Systems That Are Valuable: In my recent post about Amiga’s not being convoluted, incomprehensible, or frustrating here. I learned by posting on social media that there are people thinking that AmigaOS is just the basic releases that Commodore and ESCOM made. That scares me when they also use AmigaOS from time to time. It’s as if the operating system never improved. Well, they are not going to stop me, because there’s more than meets the eye.
      • Sound Blaster 128 for Amiga is Possible: Amiga got Paula sound chip which is a fantastic 14-bit soundcard. But what if you want to upgrade the Amiga sound to be fully 16-bit or that you want to make multiple channel mods? Then you need a 16-bit card. Also, many soundcards for Amiga also got a DSP that can be used for playing MP3s on Classic Amiga machines with 68030 or 68040. The Mediator AHI driver for all MediatorPCI models for Classic Amiga supports Sound Blaster 128 sound cards. Sound Blaster 128 PCI soundcards works in Classic and Nextgen Amiga
      • Prevue (ESQ): The Prevue software (internally named ESQ) was used to power the Prevue Channel from its inception in 1988. In the US, it was phased out in 2000, and replaced by the Windows-based Hollywood platform. In other markets, it was maintained until 2002. Like EPG Sr., Prevue ran on the Amiga platform.
      • GBAPII ++ RTG card for amiga 500 * / 500 + * / 2000/3000/4000: 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 (eg flicker fixer) and the RTG graphics is integrated. Compared to a PicassoII + board this card 76% faster on a A2630 on the important RectFill () – function in P96-Speed. Further performance results can be seen here.
      • CIA: Cost of Personal Computer in 1987 is a Secret: Under the prevailing information policies of the Central Intelligence Agency, even some well-known public facts, such as the price of a popular personal computer, may be withheld from public disclosure. “We bought our first Commodore Amiga in 1987 for less than [price redacted] including software,” according to a paper entitled “NPIC, Amiga, and Videotape” from the CIA journal Studies in Intelligence. It was among hundreds of papers posted online this month in response to a FOIA lawsuit brought by Jeffrey Scudder
      • Amiga Workbench Mouse Cursors for Windows 10: {Workbench 1.0, 1.3 & 2.0 for win 10}
      • MYWORKSPACE!: myWorkspace! creates an alternative user experience environment. Do you remember the good old days of 16Bit computers? myWorkspace! is a tryout to implement an alternative user interface for an Operating System. It feels like back in time, but as modern as possible. It's written from scratch in modern C++ and runs with highest performance and GPU acceleration. It's implementation is platform independent.

    5 Mar Feb 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! WOW... Stop the presses. On Friday Hyperion announced the release of OS 3.2.2. Not a major release but a nice update addressing some issues and adding the occasional upgrade or feature where they could. The fact that new updates are still being released is a testament to the developers and their, hopefully, undying love for the Amiga. As always I applaud the efforts of EVERYONE who is involved.

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Still nothing but the fact that OS3.2.2 was released shows that Hyperion is still not dead.
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (24) YTD (265)

      • The Visual Canonical List of Commodore Products: {From Typewriters to Amigas and virtually everything in between. Grouped by series and most entries have either a picture or a bit of information. Also has a section for 'products not released'}
      • Commodore Gallery: {HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Bo Zimmermans IMCREDIBLE Commodore collection} From places near and far, the computers and accessories of Commodore Business Machines have made their way into my humble home. These digital wonders are my favorite toys, being both my chief hobby and greatest passion. You may want to check out the Canonical List of Commodore Products for more information on the myriad of Commodore products before proceeding. And so, without further ado, I welcome you to join with me in the wonderous exploration of these awesome machines....
      • I am your host, Bo Zimmerman, and this is my web page.. These pages cater only to folks of both taste and distinction. The first test of whether you fit this category is your reaction to the following picture. If your heart begins to race at the sight of this awesome computer, then you may want to check out my Commodore Web Page or take a look at the GEOS Web Page for some great stuff. If you like old BBS programs, my BBS Programs Web Page is another fun stop. If you REALLY like Commodore though, you might want to just to check out my collection in the Commodore Gallery and oogle to your heart's content
      • Commodore Computers "Commie web page -- Better red than IBM": {HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. A listing of virtually EVERY product Commodore ever made} Commodore Business Machines was founded in 1958 by an Auschwitz survivor named Jack Tramiel. After some time in the typewriter, adding machine, and hand-held calculator markets, Commodore became first company to announce that it was producing a consumer-friendly home computer (the PET 2001). Before they filed bankruptcy in 1994, Commodore had also managed to produce the worlds first multi-media computer (a picture of a c64) (the Amiga) , and what is still today the best selling computer model of all time (the Commodore 64). Although this once dominant company is no more, they still yet live in the hearts of those who loved and appreciated this early pioneer in the realm of personal computers.
      • Canonical List of Commodore Products: {HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. A listing of virtually EVERY product Commodore ever made - TEXT listing} This list contains informations on every piece of Commodore equipment I have heard of to date. Please help me weed out all the inconsistencies and nail down all the information. This list was originally conceived and created by Jim Brain ( It is now maintained by Bo Zimmerman (
      • The Secret Weapons of Commodore: Floodgap Systems and the Commodore Knowledge Base proudly presentThey were the secret weapons! The unrealized phantasms of technological wonder! The ravings of mad geniuses made flesh and locked away in caverns of dust never to see the light of day! The demons that Tramiel forgot, to come tapping at their door even as the winds of oblivion beckon and spit!
      • Port Commodore: Port Commodore was the name of a Commodore 64 BBS running Image BBS software, the sysop of Port Commodore (the BBS) was Fred Dart (also known by his handle, the Chief or Image Fred), Fred was one of the founders of Image BBS, which was the software my BBS was running on. Fred's Board, Port Commodore, was part of the many Commodore BBS networks ending with one of the more amazing projects the Comm-Net project connecting together many different Commodore BBS networks (of various BBS software). Fred passed away a few years back, I'm sure happy to see his contribution in communication entertained so many people. It was such a good name to let pass I decided to pick it up for my entry onto the internet and it has stuck well with me so far. ion
      • COMMODORE VEGAS EXPO 2005-2019: It's Vegas, baby! CommVEx stormed Las Vegas, Nevada, from 2005 to 2019! Fifteen awesome years!. Celebrating its 15 years, CommVEx is the longest-running Commodore and Amiga show in the U.S.A.(as of 2019)!
      • AmigaRemix 2.0: is a non-profit website, dedicated to remixes of tracks from the Commodore Amiga computer series. The remixes are of tracks from games, demos and stand-alone entries such as compo entries from demoparties. It was founded by Paul Vanukoff in 2003 and the torch was handed over to John 'Ziphoid' Carehag in 2006 who has run it since then, with varied levels of intensity depending on the overall life situation. The core structure of the site has been basically the same since the beginning of its life with only fixes and tweaks as time went by. In 2020, a complete rewrite was begun to make it work on newer versions of PHP as well as make it possible to maintain without causing major headaches every time. Finally in the beginning of 2023 - over two years later due to unforeseen family circumstances - the rewrite was finished and the new version of the site was published, just in time for the 20-year anniversary.
      • AmigaOne X5000: Why AmigaOS 4 and MorphOS tick differently: What is one of the advantages of an AmigaOne X5000? You can use AmigaOS 4 and MorphOS in parallel on it (and Linux). But what drives you crazy on a regular basis? The obviously out-of-sync clocks!
      • Loading a modern image on an Amiga 500: Amiga computers were renowned for their “multimedia” capabilities. As early as 1985, an Amiga 1000 could display static images composed of 4096 colors or animate 32-color screens. This was way above the graphical abilities of the other personal computers on the market at that time. With dozen of applications such as Deluxe Paint or Lightwave taking advantage of these abilities, the reputation of the Amiga as a graphical workstation was well deserved. Can we load a modern image on the Amiga and manipulate it with, for instance, Deluxe Paint?
      • Amiga for Mortals: Hi I'm Andrew. I'm just a regular guy (and a bit of a geek) who is into retro gaming and computers. Having recently ventured back into the world of Amiga, I have a few projects on the go. Whilst researching online and looking for guides to help with my projects, I found that a lot of the information out there seemed to assume a level of background experience and knowledge that was above my own. This led to some frustrations, where I was unable to get things working.
      • Roguecraft: Roguecraft is a modern turn-based roguelike focused on simplicity and fun. It is a dungeon crawler where each play-through is a unique experience. As you progress in the game you will combat meaner monsters and tougher challenges. You only have one life, so you have to be careful, but if you reach the end there are wonderful rewards to be gathered! Roguecraft is currently under development for the Commodore Amiga, with other platforms to follow.
      • This site will cover all my AmigaOS projects (mostly AmigaOS4.x only but also some for AmigaOS3.x and older) as well as some ports that I have made. My main development system is a µA1-C with 750FX CPU and 512MB memory, which is running AmigaOS4.1. I also use cygwin for crosscompiling some programs that do not compile easily on AmigaOS (like f.e. those that use autoconfig) or for crosscompiling for AOS3.x and AROS. Fredrik Wikström
      • Deark: Deark is a portable command-line utility that can decode certain types of files, and either convert them to a more-modern or more-readable format, or extract embedded files from them. It also has an option (-d) to display detailed information about a file’s contents and metadata. It’s free and open source. (Currently supports 283 different file formats. For OS4}
      • MorphOS: A Modern Operating System For PowerPC: When it comes to modern operating systems for PowerPC-based systems like pre-Intel Macs, or other PowerPC-based systems like older or newer AmigaOS-compatible systems, there is an increasing lack of options. For 32-bit PPC, official Linux support has been dropped already, leaving only unofficial builds and of course AmigaOS as well as AmigaOS-like operating systems. So what do you do if you have a PPC-based Mac system lying around which you do not simply want to run the same old, unsupported copy of MacOS on? In a recent video, [Michael MJD] decided to give MorphOS 3.17 a shot on a Mac G4 Cube.
      • PAPERCRAFT MODELS: Construct the computer from your childhood or build an entire computer museum at home with these paper models, free to download and share. Print, Cut, Score, Fold and Glue.
      • This is how the cover art of Defender of the Crown (1986) was made: Every now and then, I like to focus on game covers here on this site. I started with a series of articles in Swedish that I never finished (there will be a second part though), and I recently wondered why the classic C64 and Amiga covers aren’t part of the evergreen poster culture (also in Swedish). Now the time has come to start writing about how some of my favourite game covers actually were created, and how I found these things out.
      • The Forgotten Commodore 900: A Look At A Rare Prototype: {Not Amiga related but it does discuss another odd-ball Commodore computer so I find it interesting}Of the computers produced and prototyped by Commodore, most people are likely well-acquainted with the PET, VIC-20, C64 and C128, as well as the never released Commodore 65. Of these systems many examples and plentiful of documentation exist, but probably among the most rare is the Commodore 900, as recently covered by [Neil] over at RMC – The Cave on YouTube. The Commodore 900, conceived in 1983, was intended to become a microcomputer based on the 16-bit Zilog Z8001 CPU that targeted businesses as a UNIX workstation.
      • How to create a perfect Boing Ball: Boings are easy, once you know how! Here's a step by step guide to creating a 16x8 (16 side, 8 segment) presentation of the defacto Amiga logo. You can adapt the instructions to create any other presentation you fancy. {Lightwave}
      • {Lightwave} Tutorials: Tutorials will be uploaded periodically. To set the ball rolling, the first one's taken from the WaveGuide© Manual. I'll do my best to incorporate the tutorials I upload into the manual itself. At the moment, WaveGuide contains sixteen Tutorials covering the basic to more complex functions of LightWave3D. If you have an interesting problem, or you've figured a cool way of doing something, let me know and if it's of general interest, I'll put it on the site. {The Maximum Smoothing Angle, How to Create a Perfect Boing Ball, How to do Decals, Creating a Basking Shark Object, How to Create the 'Ocean' Scene & Displacement Mapping a Texture}
      • Amiga demoscene for beginners: Before we will dive into code, it's good to get to know the machine we are going to work with. Of course, we would like to be compatible with as many Amiga models as possible. Sure, you may have a maxed-out A1200 with 060 CPU, lots of RAM, and a fancy graphics card, and you can write something that will look nice on your machine, but that's not a setup majority of people have, so they wouldn't be able to experience your awesome production! That's why we are going to target the most classic Amiga possible: the vanilla A500 rocking Kickstart 1.3 and 1MB of ram (512K + 512K trapdoor expansion card). This will give us the possibility to run our code on pretty much anything (sorry, Amiga 1000 ₍ᐢ.‸.ᐢ₎).
      • InstallerLG: A reimplementation of the 'Installer' utility included with AmigaOS as of version 2.1. InstallerLG aims to be fully compatible with the original as described in the V44.10 documentation. Most resource limitations found in the Commodore implementation are gone, and the GUI has been replaced by a MUI / Zune based one.
      • Identify: identify.library. Identify is a shared Amiga library that helps identifying all kind of system parameters. The source code was closed, like almost all of my Amiga projects. I have now reviewed and reformatted the files, translated the comments from German to English, and made the project compilable on Linux (and probably other targets) using vbcc. The source is now open to everyone for contributing, studying, archiving, or just enjoying the good old Amiga times.

    26 Feb 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Came across a bunch of OLD bookmarked links. Most are no longer around...

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • Whether you support OS 4 or not everyone needs to visit the AmigaOS 4 Monthly Roundup page at least once a month (and the home page Gaming on AmigaOS 4 the rest of the time) for the latest on OS4.x and other Amiga news!
    • Daniel Jedlica's Rear Window Blog where he talks about the development of his RAVE sound editor for OS4.x. Always a GREAT read!
    Amiga Legal News Update
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      New Links (20) YTD (241)

      • SLOW-SELLING COMMODORE AMIGA TRIES FOR BETTER IBM COMPATIBILITY: Many people want a home computer for fun, and the Amiga is unsurpassed as a games machine. Many now also want a machine that will allow them to bring work home. IBM and its compatibles dominate the business world -- the Amiga doesn't even use the same microprocessor as the IBM. But there is already a program for current versions of the Amiga called The Transformer, which brings to the computer's screen the familiar A prompt, the hallmark of the IBM PC and its clones. With this software, the Amiga becomes largely compatible with the IBM, although it runs a bit slower and cannot do graphics.
      • Transformer - IBM on an Amiga: {From ScuzzBlog: Diaries August 2018 an overview w/pics of Amiga Transformer for the A1000}
      • phase 5 digital products: Unofficial support page {All the drivers, tools, manuals for the Blizzard, Cyberstorm, WarpUP, and CyberGraphX}
      • Multipaint 2023: With Multipaint, you can draw pictures with the color limitations of some typical 8-bit and 16-bit computer platforms. The screen formats supported are Commodore 64 high resolution, Commodore 64 multicolor, Commodore Plus/4 Hires, Commodore Plus/4 multicolor, Commodore Vic-20 Hires, Commodore Vic-20 multicolor, ZX Spectrum, ZX ULAplus, MSX 1, Amstrad CPC mode 0/1 (and 0 with Overscan), Sinclair QL, Commodore Amiga and Atari ST low resolution.
      • jAMOS: jAMOS is a cross platform, Java-based reimplementation of François Lionet's AMOS BASIC on the Amiga.
      • GAMES-COFFER: Exploring the world of games, past and present...
      • name: Amos Kittens tries to be 100% compatible AMOS interpreter, so you can download Amos programs from Aminet or cover disks or run AMOS code from ADF disk images. This is the goal of this project. The Amos Kittens commands tries to stay 99% compatible, a few commands won’t work as this project use a bit more modern chunky image format instead of the planar graphic format used on Amiga 500 to 4000. AmigaOS4.x is the platform this thing primary developed on, however code is sometimes tested on other operating systems.
      • amiga_coding_in_amos: This repository contains a set of code written in Amos Pro for tutorial purposes. Amos Pro is a powerful BASIC language specific to the AMIGA computer range. Amos is an extensible language and some extensions have become a de facto standard
      • Think Commodore {ARCHIVED 16 Jun 2006}: Welcome to "Think Commodore"? 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! Websites about Commodore emulation on the Mac are very scarce. The majority of those available are old and obsolete. Many aren't updated regularly and some projects or teams completely ignore the Mac even though some nifty programmer has done a Mac port of that particular project.
      • Diavolo Backup: You know making backups is essential to prevent loss of data? It can even help you to transfer old files to a new computer. But you are missing a powerful tool for MorphOS? Would you want the best backup program that is available for AmigaOS for your MorphOS too? Don't look any further!
      • {ARCHIVED 12 Mar 2006}: { tech page on the PPC440SPe, PPC440EP, PPC440GX & PPC440SP. You can also find PDF product briefs}
      • Amiga Games Hit Parade {ARCHIVED 14 Dec 2005}: Amiga Games Hit Parade is an fully independent project for games on the Amiga platform. This Hit Parade is the result of the grouping of various "small" Hit Parade worldwide into a only one big Hit Parade for the Amiga platform. Our objective is triple : Discover, month after month, the ranking of the best AmigaOS/MorphOS games according to the AmigaOS/MorphOS users. Try to influence coders to make games wished by gamers. Reward best AmigaOS/MorphOS games every year.
      • BackUp: This is a simple backup tool, nothing fancy. It simply copies files from one directory to another. Of cource it only copies files that are different in some way, like size or date etc.
      • Badger Badger Badger dance - Hollywood port (03-apr-05) {ARCHIVED 12 Dec 2005}: This is an Amiga version of the famous "Badger Badger Badger" dance. You can download the original version of this cool intro at the URL The AmigaOS and MorphOS versions were done by Mr.X of Barracuda by using the new amazing Multimedia Application Layer "Hollywood" by Andreas Falkenhahn.
      • CAD-Technologies {ARCHIVED 31 Oct 2006}: Welcome to the CAD-Technologies home page; Official worldwide distributors of Imagine for the Amiga.
      • Commodore Vegas EXPO (CommVEx) 2005 {ARCHIVED 16 Feb 2006}: Commodore Users of Edmonton (CUE), Fresno Commodore User Group (FCUG) and the Clark County Commodore Computer Club (5C's Group) were pleased to present CommVEx 2005 - a Commodore Computer EXPO in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Cincinnati Commodore Computer Club (CCCC) also contributed financially to CommVEx. A presentation of member clubs of the United Commodore User Groups Association (UCUGA)
      • Digital Almanac III {ARCHIVED 24 Jun 2007}: {German} The sale and all support of Digital Almanac III is officially discontinued. If you are still interested in the program, you can send a request by email to On the following pages you will find a detailed program description with all features. These pages also correspond to the official program documentation as found on the CD-ROM
      • Remus + RomSplit betas: RomSplit rips ROM images apart into it`s component parts (plus 'AmigaOS ROMUpdate' files and Piru`s Exec44). Remus then takes any of these parts and builds them back into a ROM image. It can also use Blizkick modules and patches too for fixing known bugs etc. Actually, it can take any file in the standard amiga hunk format, as long as there`s at least 1 valid resident structure and no BSS hunks.
      • Envoy Setup {ARCHIVED 13 Feb 2006}: From STR Wiki. This is how I setup Envoy on all my Amigas. Only two configuration programs need to be set up. The first one, Network Configuration sets the network device and its related settings. The second one is the Filesystem Exports. This one establishes the devices (or directories) to be shared to other computers on the Envoy network.
      • PowerUP Amiga Goes Power PC: Welcome to worlds biggest (unofficial) PowerUP Support Homepage. This page is primarily build to give the users a platform with all important information and current software for the PowerUP system by phase5 digital products. The PowerUP system by phase5 digital products was the first and is still the only available PowerPC Upgrade for Amiga systems.

    21 Feb 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Todays links brings me over the 200 mark for the year. ENJOY!!

      - One feature I'm hard at work on for the new admin portal is a comprehensive way of checking a link for being a duplicate. When dealing with thousands URLs each stored with inconsistent formatting (ie. http:// vs. https:// vs. none? Is the www added? Does it have a trailing '/'? etc...) it can get messy. Turns out it's not hard for a human to quickly see that is the same as but a computer doing a simple x=y search not so much.

    Currently I am only comparing the new links to what is found on the web pages and not what is also in the current database of 1400+ links so I can GUARANTEE you will come across some duplicates. So until I move to the new site just work with me.

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • A new crowd funded book, STAMIGA: The Flame Wars, has just been launched covering the Amiga vs. Atari wars. Personally I never had any issues because I never knew anyone who used an Atari ST. Guess I was just lucky. Ha ha. Regardless I can't wait to get my copy!
    Amiga Legal News Update
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      • Digital Video From The Amiga’s DB23 Socket: Back in the days of 16-bit home computers, the one to have if your interests extended to graphics was the Commodore Amiga. It had high resolutions for the time in an impressive number of colours, and thanks to its unique video circuitry, it could produce genlocked broadcast-quality video. Here in 2023 though, it’s all a little analogue. What’s needed is digital video, and in that, [c0pperdragon] has our backs with the latest in a line of Amiga video hacks. This one takes the 12-bit parallel digital colour that would normally go to the Amiga’s DAC, and brings it out into the world through rarely-used pins on the 23-pin video connector.
      • HippoPlayer: Hippoplayer Online
      • STAMIGA: The Flame Wars: Amiga vs. Atari ST – a unique power struggle in computer history. All in one book. Microzeit from Germany teams up with Editions64K from France. We embark on a journey into the history of the micro and land in the middle of a revolutionary controversy. Which 16/32-bit system shall one choose? Nothing less than the future of home computing was at stake, and the two main camps were as committed as they were divided.
      • Amiga Winter Treffen: {German - Amiga event held 10-12 Feb 2023}
      • ALS: ALS stands for AMOS Layers System, as it turns the screens of AMOS Professional into layers that can be laid over one another, with complete control of order, colors and opaqueness, while keeping them renderable as usual. It is easy, requires little knowledge of the Amiga graphics hardware, does not need installation, does not depend on third-party extensions and comes as a collection of variables, arrays and procedures written in fully commented AMOS code - it can be thought of as an AMOS source-level library.
      • RETREAM: Creating retro dreams for Amiga, Commodore 64 and PC. With passion. {Makers of Blastaway, MAH, SkillGrid, Huenision, QUOD INIT EXIT, Follix, BOH, ArtPazz, KOG, MeMO, The Cure, ALS & PED81C}
      • PED81C: PED81C is a video system for AGA Amigas that provides pseudo-native chunky screens, i.e. screens where each byte in CHIP RAM corresponds to a dot on the display. In short, it offers chunky screens without chunky-to-planar conversion or any CPU/Blitter/Copper sweat.
      • CodeBench: Development Project Management for AmigaOS4. Programming, in any language, can lead to a large number of text files containing source code. The bigger the project, the more files are usually involved, and keeping track of which file contains what can be a nightmare. So what is there that can help...? Designed purely for use on the latest version of AmigaOS, CodeBench is a management system that is modular to allow adaptation to various programming languages.
      • Cubic IDE: Cubic IDE is a powerful, modular Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for AmigaOS3 and MorphOS developers. It is designed to assist programmers during all stages of development: editing, compilation, writing the installation script, documentation and creating a web site for your final product.
      • StormC5ED: StormC5ED - Programming, scripting and text editing under AmigaOS 4.x. The first step is taken. The editor module of the prospective StormC5 IDE is completed. It is all PPC native and everything is oriented towards future versions of AmigaOS 4.x. Experience the new StormC5-Editor with lots of new possibilities compared to previous versions and totally compliant to the Amiga look-and-feel. Join now, in a new kind of editing on AmigaOS 4.x!
      • CygnusEd: Perhaps the most famous Amiga text editor for programmers was developed 25 years ago (1986/1987) by Bruce Dawson, Colin Fox & Steve LaRocque (CygnusSoft Software) and was originally self-published. Even back then, CygnusEd distinguished itself by its high performance and robustness. Development on CygnusEd proceeded at a steady pace in those following years. CygnusEd was one of the first programs to feature an ARexx interface, and was the first Amiga text editor with an Undo/Redo feature. Many Amiga programmers "grew up" with CygnusEd and a considerable part of the Amiga software library was created with CygnusEd.
      • Gentle Eye {ARCHIVED 28 Jun 2018}: {French based Amiga parts and software store}
      • Commodore 1084S CRT Monitor Restoration: Three years ago, around the time I was first starting to collect vintage computer equipment, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Commodore C128D 8-bit computer and matching 1084S-D2 CRT monitor. According to the previous owner, the monitor seemed to work okay except for a broken power switch, which wouldn’t stay engaged – a common 1084 problem. However, upon arrival the monitor was completely dead – no power LED, no display, no high voltage. Further investigation was therefore required. The first step was to dismantle the monitor, and inspect everything inside so as to try and locate the source(s) of our problems.
      • Amiga 500+ Restoration & Upgrades: I’ve been slowly but surely branching out into Amigas from Commodore’s 8-bit range of computers, but one of the first computers I bought was a Commodore Amiga 500+. This turned out to be a somewhat special unit, with serial number “000657”. The A500+ is a 16-bit computer from the 1990s, and is a more capable version of the A500 on which it is based- it features the same 7.16MHz 68000 CPU and full-sized keyboard, but has ECS graphics (as opposed to OCS graphics), 1MB Chip RAM, and a battery-backed RTC.
      • Amiga 1200 Restoration & Upgrades: I’ve been slowly but surely branching out into Amigas from Commodore’s 8-bit range of computers, and as such I recently got my hands on my first Commodore Amiga 1200. The A1200 is a 32-bit computer from the 1990s, and is effectively a more capable version of the A600, featuring a 14MHz 68020 CPU (as opposed to an 8MHz 68000), 2MB Chip RAM (as opposed to 1MB) and AGA graphics (as opposed to ECS graphics), and a full-sized keyboard – like the A600, it also features an onboard IDE and PCMCIA interface.
      • Amiga 600 Restoration & Upgrades: I’ve been slowly but surely branching out into Amigas from Commodore’s 8-bit range of computers, and as such I recently got my hands on my first Commodore Amiga 600. The A600 is a 16-bit computer from the 1990s, and is effectively just a condensed version of the A500 with an onboard IDE and PCMCIA interface.
      • Development of PowerPC Architecture and Power ISA in Amigas and AmigaNG: {TRANSLATED LINK: Czechoslovakian} A long time ago, I did a speed comparison of AmigaOS and MorphOS computers, and many people found it interesting that old Powermacs from 2005 are faster than some NG Amigas, even ten years newer. Sometimes this topic is mentioned over and over again on all amigaphoras. I was also interested in why this is so, so I took a look at how individual CPUs in AmigaNG look and why they differ so much in terms of performance. Well, when I found out what such exotics as the PPC440 core (Sam440ep, Sam460ex) or even the e500v2 core (A1222 Tabor) look like, I thought that it would be worth doing systematically. And this article gradually emerged from that. It will not be history according to dates, but according to the development of processor architecture. I try to explain abbreviations and unfamiliar terms in the text, and at the end there is also an Explanations section, where everything should be found.
      • Lyonsden Blog: A blog about Commodore 8-bit & 16-bit computers, retro tech and the odd gadget or two...
      • Indivision AGA Mk3 Flicker-Fixer: ’ve wanted an Indivision AGA Mk3 flicker-fixer for quite some time but have been stymied by a combination of Brexit and Covid-19. Individual Computers actually halted all shipments to the UK in December 2020 as a direct result of this situation. Undeterred, I kept checking the situation periodically to see if it had changed. Sure enough, towards the end of April I saw the news I’d been waiting for. Shipments to the UK were back on! I quickly ordered myself one and waited patiently for it to arrive. Happily I didn’t need to wait for long as it arrived within a week and with no extra fees to pay too! Needless to say it was taken straight into my man cave to open it up!
      • Amiga 4000 Small Form Factor Power Supply adapter: The original power supply on my Amiga 4000 started having voltage fluctuations which a fresh set of capacitors didn't correct. I wanted to move to a small form factor power supply, but due to the way the power switch is integrated into the original Amiga power supply, it meant either running an external switch or modifying the power switch actuator in a way which I don't think is ideal. An SFF would also cause a large air gap at the back of the case, since they are half the height of the original AT supply.
      • PiSCSI: PiSCSI is a virtual SCSI device emulator that runs on a Raspberry Pi. It runs in userspace, and can emulate several SCSI devices at one time. There is a control interface to attach / detach drives during runtime, as well as insert and eject removable media. This project is aimed at users of vintage Macintosh and Atari computers and more (see compatibility list) from the 1980's and 1990's.
      • Commodore Historical Documents: { listing of Historical Commodore documents. Currently 286 and growing} A collection of documents related to the operations and aspects of Commodore International. (Manuals and Books are in other collections.)
      • Amiga Books: { listing of Amiga related books. Currently 236 and growing} Books related to the Commodore Amiga family of computers. Subjects covered include programming, software, and hardware.)
      • Amiga Bootblock Reader v5 and DataCentre alpha: {Thread @ English Amiga Board covering the Amiga Bootblock Reader v5 and DataCentre alpha} Amiga Bootblock Reader v5. A program for the collection and celebration of Amiga disk bootblocks. DataCentre (Alpha build) Small program which can create data files for use in RomCenter / ClrMAMEPro.
      • Personal Computing On An Amiga In 2021: Solène created a week-long personal computing challenge around old computers. I chose to use an Amiga for the week. In this issue I write about my experience, and what modern computing lost when Commodore died. I also want to show some of the things you can do with an Amiga or even an emulator if you'd like to try. As I keep telling my partner, Amigas aren’t an addiction, they’re just a very expensive hobby.
      • umadapple: Bad Apple in Amiga Anim format, made entirely on a Commodore Amiga. Submitted to Novaparty 2020's Wild category, and now fixed up for release.
      • Bad Apple (Amiga - Vectorized) + Tool: Another Amiga AMOS Pro DEMO project.
      • avr-amiga-controller: This software will allow you to control an Amiga using your PC keyboard and mouse - without unplugging them from your PC.
      • AmigaKeyboard2C64: An adapter for connecting Amiga keyboards to the C64. Some features worth mentioning: Can be used simultaneously with the regular C64 keyboard - just connect it in parallel. If connected to /RESET of the C64 user port, it will reset the C64 when pressing Ctrl-Amiga-Amiga. It works by simulating the keyboard matrix which the C64 reads directly using two of the 8-bit CIA ports. It is assumed that the C64 always uses the 8 COL pins as outputs and the 8 ROW pins as inputs when reading the matrix.
      • Qmiga Pegasos2 Emulation: This subproject is about implementing emulation of Pegasos2 board which can run Linux and several Amiga like and other OSes.

    18 Feb 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! I **CAN NOT** wait till I am able to move to daily updates!! While I have been working hard on the new site, I'm trying to do the best I can to prevent feature creep. (Auto top 10 links, multi-level categories, user site rating, feedback, etc...) Trust me... I'm making progress but I don't want to switch over until I'm sure all the core functions (Users Search, Add/Edit a link and News items) are fully working.

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - As time permits I am thinking about reaching out to all parties concerned to see if I can get something on the record on where they stand. Lord knows we, as the community, deserve more than 30yrs of deafening silence! Comments??
    Today's Theme
      - 040 to 060 adapters and more random links...

      New Links (21) YTD (191)

      • 68040 to 68060 – Upformation: Back in the late 80s and early 90s, when the Amiga was relevant as a technical revolution, I was never able to lay my hands on anything beyond an 68000 with 7.14MHz. Years later, around 1997, I acquired an Amiga 3000 with 25MHz as part of one of my university side gigs of porting software from various UNIXes (in this case SCO Unix) to Linux. But a 040 or even 060 was far out of reach until I was well into my first full time job at SUSE Linux when I got a Cyberstorm MK1 that – as we know – doesn’t fit into the A3000. Long story short, the first time I actually ever ran an Amiga with something faster than the 68030 @ 25 was around …. Christmas 2019.
      • 68040-to-68060 adapter: The one thing that is more rare than 68060 CPUs is Amiga accelerator boards for the 68060 CPUs (especially those with RAM). But there's help in sight: If you are a patient person and don't have two left (or right) hands when touching a soldering iron, you can make your own adapter. I made one of these a few months back that worked out of the box. Since then I have struggled to make another one that works. Until now, with a new and improved design (with fill zones and GND, yay!)
      • All good things …: … come in threes, they say, or “Aller guten Dinge sind drei” in my native tongue German. And so I set out to make a third and final attempt at reliably delivering great 68040-to-68060 adapters. Remember, earlier in my adventure I built one of these adapters with a PCB made by OSHpark. I was so excited, that I sold it on eBay and started to make another one. And failed. And another one. And… Well, you get the story here.
      • 68040-to-68060 Adapter: Put a 68060 CPU in your 68040 accelerator (e.g. Amiga 3640 Improved design (original design by richx, based on design)
      • Amazing Classic Amiga Project: cheap 68040->68060 adapters: While I’d planned to do a 3 part blog series about the FPGA projects that users have or are making, I thought I’d go ahead and make this post about one amazing project I just learned about today: 68040->68060 socket adapters. I’ve found out about 2 related projects, probably derived from the same set of research, to turn 68040 accelerators into 68060 accelerators. The first I found out about was for the WarpEngine 68040 accelerator. The other was for the far more common Commodore A3640.
      • User Report: The PiStorm32-lite, part 1: {A wonderful write up about a longtime Amiga user who jumped on to the PiStorm bandwagon. The journey step by step w/pictures}
      • PiStorm Emu68 simple tutorial: {Need to set up your first PiStorm? Stop here and read the FAQ!}
      • Emu68: {Michael Schultz page. Contains information of Configuring Emu86, Emu68 Internals and Tutorials: SD card prep & setting up P96}
      • SDDDE: Small 3D engine for Amiga A1200 (C) 2023 by Rst7/CBSIE
      • QMiga: Project Qmiga (クミガ) is meant to be a place for Amiga related QEMU development and is to help collaboration and host work in progress that is not yet ready for inclusion in QEMU. Consequently, code hosted here is not yet ready for general use (may not even work) and is mostly interesting only for developers who may want to contribute to help finishing it. End users willing to run it for other than testing and development should better use what is already in QEMU where finished results will be upstreamed.
      • Smart Filesystem: Welcome to the Smart Filesystem website! SFS is a new Amiga filesystem. Take a look at What's New on these pages. SFS will be a new filesystem for your Amiga. SFS was designed from scratch and during its development we've looked at a lot of other filesystems around to try and combine the best features of all of these filesystems into SFS. Currently SFS is already very functional and it is already being tested by a few people.
      • An old Amiga with ‘Titanic’ miniature shoot ‘video taps’ on it is a treasure-trove of VFX history: On the re-release of a 3D/4K/HDR version of James Cameron’s Titanic, I thought I might showcase something I saw a few years ago: a stunning find by Retro Recipes’ Christian ‘Perifractic’ Simpson relating to the film’s miniature ship and subs motion control shoot by Digital Domain. Simpson happened upon a Commodore Amiga 4000/040 that contained hard drives with Digital Domain video tap footage on them that happened to showcase the miniature mo-co shoots. They literally have VFX plates, passes and element shoots. Amazing!
      • Settle the World: Settle the World is a turn-based building and trading game with a focus on local multiplayer (up to four players on one Amiga computer). You will have to found settlements, build roads, establish trade relations with your fellow player, explore the map and sometimes send soldiers to war.
      • Patents Assigned to Commodore-Amiga, Inc. : {The patents assigned to the Commodore-Amiga Inc.
      • A-Max: My Incredible "Amiga 1000 Mac Plus": {Thread @ AmigaLove covering the A-Max Macintosh emulator board for the Zorro II slot}
      • Tunes File formats / Replays {ARCHIVED 7 Jul 2002}: "Gathering Amiga music formats and replays info to write portable code" AHX AON APS BD BP BSI DB DM DMU DW EA FC13/FC14 FRED FTM GLUE HIP IS JAM JO MA MED MKII ML MM4/MM8 MON MSO OKT QC SC SUN SID1/SID2 SONIC SFX STONE SUN TFMX VD MOD MOD PACK
      • Kasmin card: {Thread @ covering the Kasmin card.}
      • Leave REALITY: Welcome, this studio main goal is to make interesting, bold and simple Websites, Apps, Games, Videos, Graphics and more for various purposes. Makers of AmiLion, AmigaNG Art Collection & AmiPad.
      • AmiPad: A Hollywood app designed for AmigaOS4 owners, this is AmiPad. Basically I realized that a lot of these so called apps on these tablets devices are just web site powered apps with fancy icons, so that started me think what useful HMTL5 apps and web site could i find that work on Amiga web browsers, so here it is.
      • AmigaNG Art Collection: A Collection of my Amiga Art work over the years. 40+ Wallpapers. 12+ 3D SketchUp Models. Random Photos/Graphics
      • The Cutting Room Floor: The Cutting Room Floor is a site dedicated to unearthing and researching unused and cut content from video games. From debug menus, to unused music, graphics, enemies, or levels, many games have content never meant to be seen by anybody but the developers — or even meant for everybody, but cut due to time/budget constraints.

    12 Feb 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Hope someone is enjoying all the new links! Also if you have been looking for a new 2023 Amiga calendar for your desk or wall well look no further. AmigaWarp has just what you've been looking for.

    Interesting... Keep an eye on (New Feature)
    • SDDDE: Small 3D engine for Amiga A1200 (C) 2023 by Rst7/CBSIE
    • AmiFox: A way to view modern web pages on your classic Amiga
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Seriously... You think there is something new to report?
    Today's Theme
      - Amiga related file extensions and some misc links...

      New Links (16) YTD (170)

      • Amiga file formats: How to exploit the Amiga file formats, with portable material if possible. Archive, Picture, Anim, Sound, Music, Misc, Useful tools. Archive: .dms, .pp, .lha/lhz & .lzx. Picture: IFF-ILBM, IFF-ACBM, IFF-DEEP, IFF-RGB8/RGBN, IFF-SHAM, IFF-DHAM/DHIRES, IFF-YUVN, IFF-DCOL, IFF-PCHG, IFF-PBM, IFF-RGFX & SVG. Anim: ANIM-1, ANIM-2, ANIM-3, ANIM-4, ANIM-5, ANIM-6, ANIM-7, ANIM-8, ANIM-with sound Specs, ANIM-J, ANIM-l, YAFA, SSA, Movie Setter & Page Flipper Plus F/X. Sound: IFF-8SVX, IFF-16VX, IFF-MAUD, IFF-RSND & XPK-SQSH. Music: .puma & zmin. Misc: .guide, IFF-FAXX, IFF-FAFF & .adf.
      • Tunes File formats / Replays {ARCHIVED 7 Jul 2002}: "Gathering Amiga music formats and replays info to write portable code" AHX AON APS BD BP BSI DB DM DMU DW EA FC13/FC14 FRED FTM GLUE HIP IS JAM JO MA MED MKII ML MM4/MM8 MON MSO OKT QC SC SUN SID1/SID2 SONIC SFX STONE SUN TFMX VD MOD MOD PACK
      • Amiga Hunk: The Amiga Hunk format is the native file format of AmigaOS for loadable files (including all executable files), object code and link libraries.
      • The .ADF (Amiga Disk File) format FAQ: This document describes the .ADF file format. An Amiga Disk File is a sector per sector dump of an Amiga formatted disk. The intent is to explain in detail how the Amiga stores files and directories on floppy and hard disks. A set of C routines (ADFlib) will be supplied to manage the ADF format.
      • Amiga graphics formats: {detailed information on the following: Amiga Metafile, Amiga Workbench icon, AMOS Icon Bank, AMOS Picture Bank, AMOS Sprite Bank, ANIM, CFAST Disney Animation Studio, DrawStudio, FAXX, GlowIcons, ILBM, Imagine Object File, Imagine Texture File, NewIcons, SGX & TDDD}
      • Amiga Icon Formats: Format description of Amiga Icon Format. This format is used by Amiga computers to display icons for each program or project you want to access from the graphical user interface Workbench. There are 3 different formats. 1) The OS1.x/OS2.x icons. 2) The NewIcon icon extension. 3) The OS3.5 icon extension.
      • IFF File Format Summary: IFF (Interchange File Format) is a general purpose data storage format that can associate and store multiple types of data. IFF is portable and has many well-defined extensions that support still-picture, sound, music, video, and textual data. Because of this extensibility, IFF has fathered a family of special purpose file formats all based on IFF's simple data structure. IFF is most often associated with the Commodore-Amiga computer and originated on that system. IFF is fully supported by the Amiga operating system and is used for storing virtually every type of data found in the Amiga's filesystem. Initialization files, documents, temporary data, and data exported from the clipboard may all be stored using the IFF format.
      • Intro to Amiga IFF ILBM Files and Amiga Viewmodes: {NOTE - Direct link to a text file} The IFF (Interchange File Format) for graphic images on the Amiga is called FORM ILBM (InterLeaved BitMap). It follows a standard parsable IFF format. Carolyn Scheppner - Commodore Amiga Technical Support
      • The Amiga File Format Handler package: The Amiga File Format Handler package (AmigaFFH) is designed to interpret file formats that were native to Commodore Amiga machines.
      • Amiga Forever file extensions: The list of file extensions associated with Amiga Forever Amiga emulator. Found 69 file extension associations related to Amiga Forever and 43 file formats developed specifically for use with Amiga Forever. Amiga Forever default file extension associations: .8svx, .adf, .anim, .ap, .bsi, .db, .dbdm, .dms, .dw, .ea, .fc13, .fred, .ftm, .glue, .guide, .hdf, .hdz, .hip, .ipf, .ksm, .ma, .mg, .mkII, .mo3, .mon, .pfx, .pp, .puma, .rh, .rp2, .rp9, .rs, .s3z, .sc, .sfx, .sonic, .spm, .sun, .syn, .vd, .xadml, .xl & .zmon. Other file extensions associated with Amiga Forever: .adz, .ahx, .amf, .bd, .dhf, .dmu, .fc14, .fdi, .hun, .iff, .is, .lhz, .lzx, .mcc, .ml, .mm4, mm8, .okt, .ps, .qc-emod, .sps, .tfmx, .thx, .trp, .y & .[b].
      • The ADFlib Page: a free, portable and open implementation of the Amiga filesystem. The ADFlib is a portable C library designed to manage Amiga formatted devices like harddisks and ZIP disks, or dump files of this kind of media via the .ADF format.
      • Amiga Development. Reverse engineering for the Commodore Amiga: Welcome. This wiki is intended to be a place where people interested in reverse engineering Amiga software can get together. Ideally, we can share knowledge, perhaps even collaborate on tool development or work together reverse engineering projects of shared interest. Subjects of interest: Information on your projects, and opportunities to collaborate! Reverse engineering techniques, including decompilation, disassembling and unpacking. Tips and techniques related to the use of available tools. Information on the Amiga hardware, operating system and anything else which in general is useful to have at your finger tips when reversing.
      • Warhol Digital Recovery Project: The Warhol Digital Recovery Project was a multi-institutional effort which discovered and recovered more than a dozen of Andy Warhol’s previously unknown Amiga experiments, which had been “trapped” on aging floppy disks from 1985. The project was a collaboration between New York based artist Cory Arcangel, members of the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Club, The Andy Warhol Museum, and the Carnegie Museum of Art, with support from the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. The team’s efforts are documented in the Hillman Photography Initiative’s new short film, “Trapped: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Experiments.” The Trapped documentary is available online at
      • AmiTCP 3.0b2 Installation Guide: This is an installation guide for AmiTCP 3.0b2 which can downloaded from funet or directly from here. Because the installation script for AmiTCP 3.0b2 is a bit buggy and requires a bit of manual work, we decided to make this guide. We have tried to make each step in this guide as clear as possible so there is a lot of pictures, but don't be afraid, most of the steps will be passed in a matter of seconds.
      • Commodore Inc: WELCOME TO COMMODORE The great Commodore is reborn with a group of Italian entrepreneurs, with the aim of bringing the historic brand to the fore once again. Luigi Simonetti, the company’s CEO, and his team aim to resurrect this historic brand starting from computer science using the business unit named Commodore Engineering. Ample commercial space is also given to game design and game development with a solid partnership with BigRock School, one of the largest Italian training centers in the industry, and Commodore Sinapsy, Commodore’s game development department...
      • Interview with Nikola Tomic: Here is an interview with Nikola Tomic, a Serbian musician better known on the Amiga scene under the pseudonym DJ Nick, who has been very successful for years with his various productions on and off the Amiga world.

    6 Feb 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! New week... New Links. 7th update!! Boy I'm having a BLAST cataloging websites again. It's really humbling and inspiring the amount of sites that still exist for our little machine. And I know will NEVER be able to thank enough for just existing. If it wasn't for them I hate to think of all the sites that would have been lost to history!

       Now If I can hurry up and finish the new site everyone will be able to easily search through ALL the links for exactly what they are looking for.

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - What's the odds we hear some news before the end of the year?
    Today's Theme
      -Misc links...

      New Links (20) YTD (144)

      • The Mediator Guide: This is a collection of information about the Mediator expansion cards for Amiga computers. If you have a Mediator, or know about them, and either disagree with something in this guide, or have some extra information you'd like to add, please do contact us. We want this document to grow to cover as much detail about Mediators as possible!
      • The Mediator Guide: {Another link to the Mediator Guide}
      • amiga-debug Visual Studio Code Extension: One-stop Visual Studio Code Extention to compile, debug and profile Amiga C/C++ programs compiled by the bundled gcc 12.2 with the bundled WinUAE/FS-UAE. This fully self-contained extension will help you to quickly develop demos, intros, games, etc. for the Amiga 500, 1200, 4000. It supports C and C++, however no standard library is available. It comes with advanced productivity features like debug overlay, frame profiler, graphics debugger and size profiler.
      • The Daring Rescue of Pacuvia the Sheep: The Daring Rescue of Pacuvia the Sheep is a short, bizarre, traditional interactive fiction game for C64, Amiga, MS-Dos, Windows and Tandy Model 100. But it's also something more, it's a - drumroll - sentimental research project! Your character is an operative of a mysterious “Agency”, on a dangerous mission: rescuing the bioengineered sheep called Pacuvia from the clutches of a guy too idiot to understand what he's got. Strapped of all your digital support for security reasons, you'll have to rely on your good ol' analogic equipment to recover Pacuvia. And don't forget she's not necessarily helpless...
      • ReelDeck: {RTG audio player that supports: mod, mp3, mp2, wav, aiff}
      • AGAConv - Commodore Amiga CDXL Video Converter: This is a retro computing just-for-fun project. AGAConv is a CDXL video converter for Commodore-Amiga computers. It combines some existing tools to convert videos (MP4, etc.) into the CDXL format which can be played with AGABlaster or other CDXL players on an AGA Commodore-Amiga computer. The first Commodore-Amiga computer with the AGA chipset was released in 1992. Commodore went bankrupt in April 1994. The CDXL format was created by Commodore primarily for the Commodore CDTV, released 1991, to permit playback of video from CD-ROM in the early 1990s. The CDXL format is a simple streaming format, consisting of linear concatenated chunks (packets), each with an uncompressed frame and associated audio data. In addition to the original 12-bit colors, AGAConv also supports 24-bit colors, as supported by Commodore Amiga AGA systems released in 1992+. It also ensures 32-bit padding of CDXL chunks, which can make a difference in video frame rate of up to 50%.
      • Databench: Databench, the ultimate database. Big performance for a small price. Features: manages up to 500 million entries, up to 64 fields (soon even more), seven different field types (incl. IFF, BOOL, FORMEL ect.), incorporates IFF-pictures, diverse sorting-algorithms, multiple letter function, label printing, extensive editing (cut, copy, paste etc.), Complex filter functions (with wildcards and links), up to five files open (more soon), low level relation between files, arexx-port, vast configuration options, import/export from/to other Databases, password protection, read-only option and more. There is also an extension pack to make Databench a true relational Database.
      • classic Amiga' version of Free Pascal: This page is about the so called 'classic Amiga' version of Free Pascal, which means Motorola 680x0 CPU based systems running AmigaOS 3.x and below. For MorphOS, AROS and AmigaOS4 versions, see the relevant pages.
      • free pascal: Open source compiler for Pascal and Object Pascal. Download Amiga m68k
      • AMIGAZette 83: {French} A little over a year between the first publication of AMIGAZETTE and the first issue of AMIGAZette 83. The Fanzine Amigazette n°1 had been created by fans of Amiga games and they had the idea of ​​sharing their playful passion via the paper medium. Chance wanted me to meet them and the idea of ​​making AMIGazette 83 germinated immediately, the time to put everything in place, create the association and off we went for this new adventure which lasted almost 10 years (1994 to 2004) with 56 editions, 1 every 2 months.
      • FreePascal 3.2.0: Finally Version 3.2.0 of FreePascal is released. This is the first final release contains the Amiga style systems fully usable. A while before I did some extra work to also create an Amiga-sytle installer, which will be also released with this. Today I will also release the 3.2.0 FreePascal packages for Amiga 68k, Amiga OS4, AROS for ARM, AROS for i386 and MorphOS. So basically all versions except AROS for x86_64 because that’s still too unstable to use (mainly the AROS 64 bit is still a moving target and I was not able to fix that, because AROS is simply not working after the last changes and my last questions about it got just ignored)
      • AmiFox: The main goal of the AmiFox browser for Classic Amiga will give its users a way of browsing the web. Web browsers such as iBrowse, Aweb, and NetSurf demand lots of horsepower. Especially NetSurf which does have CSS support. The AmiFox browser for the Classic Amiga aims at eliminating most of the horsepower needed to surf the web by using a server with much more power that can send the webpages you want to visit on any Classic Amiga with 68020 or higher. This means that you can view webpages such as on your Classic Amiga. AmiFox is a web browser that depends on a server that can push webpages to it in a way that Classic Amiga can view them. In the video above you can see that the project is in its very first alpha version phase. More info to come about AmiFox will be revealed as the progress goes on.
      • Dazeland: {French} Need explanations? Do you see the index just above? Yes, the small letters. Click on it to explore the decade 85-95, time of the glorious reign of the Amiga! This constantly expanding selection brings together more than 800 titles, succinctly presented, which will make you fall back into childhood. And if the names of the games mean nothing to you, don't panic, there will also be images... Your favorite game has been forgotten? Do not hesitate to write to me. I love discovering new horrible dung monstrosities dastardly abominations new nuggets! That's it ! Come on, one more for the road: the Amiga !
      • name {ARCHIVED 5 Dec 2002}: {While they are still around they no longer support the Amiga. Makers of Dual G3/G4 microATX Mainboard - Codename PEGASOS}
      • SOPE: Sony Playstation emulator
      • SoundFX: SoundFX (short "SFX") is an editor for digitized audiodata (samples). SFX is designed in a modular fashion and has a comfortable graphical user interface. With SFX you can apply digital effects to samples (which are absolutely unique on Amiga), play back and record samples, and finaly can cut, trim and edit your samples. SoundFX is shareware. More than 50 effects, with many parameters and complexs ways to modulate them. Nearly every parameter could be modulated. More than 100 presets are included. Reads and writes many sample formats including various compression types (IFF-8SVX,IFF-16SV,IFF-AIFF,IFF-AIFC,MP3,RAW,RIFF-WAV,VOC,SND-AU,...)
      • Official OpenPCI Forum: Project of unified library and drivers for Amiga/Amithlon/Pegasos PCI/AGP Bus. This library is a wrapper for use lot of PCI Bus on Amiga/Amithlon/Pegasos (GrexA1200/A4000 (require cybpci.library and latest Grex 68040/68060 library), Prometheus (require prometheus.library v2.x), Amithlon (require powerpci.library v2.x), Pegasos (require Pegasos+MorphOS)).
      • LUGDUWEB: {French} Computer-generated images (Real 3D, Deluxe Paint, 3DSMax, POVRay...), computer-generated videos and animations in DivX format, slideshows, 3D scenes and models, demos and Amiga and Pegasos freeware games
      • Loonies: Loonies is an Amiga demogroup founded in June 95 by Psycho, Tiny and Tarmslyng. In all Loonies productions the overall design is quite important, and we prefer not to make too traditional boring standard productions. Normally we have some theme or other overall idea going through the demo, and we try not to violate this by some routine or picture not fitting the overall design. A production by Loonies can be marked as a Livitas Production. Livitas means crazy, weird, absurd, insane, and a Livitas Production is therefore somewhat absurd and weird etc, and should not be taken too serious..
      • PUREBASIC: {Still has link to PureBasic 4.00 fullversion (OpenSource) for AmigaOS} Purebasic is a modern BASIC programming language. The key features of PureBasic are portability (Windows, Linux, OS X and Raspberry supported with the same source code), the production of very fast and optimized native 32-bit or 64-bit executables and, of course, the very simple BASIC language syntax. PureBasic has been created for the beginner and expert alike. We have put a lot of effort into its conception to produce a fast, reliable system and friendly BASIC compiler. The full documentation can be found here.

    4 Feb 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone. Well let's keep this trend going. 5th week - 6th update! ;-)

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - What's the odds we hear some news before 1 July?
    Today's Theme
      -Misc links...

      New Links (17) YTD (124)

      • PiStorm – Keeping the Amiga alive: The PiStorm, designed by Amiga fan Claude Schwarz, is just one of them, but one that stands out from the crowd for a variety of reasons. The first is its open hardware; Schwarz doesn’t sell the PiStorm, but instead publishes the source code and design files for anyone to submit to a PCB fabricator. If you don’t fancy fighting with minimum order quantities, the community around the PiStorm organises semi-regular group buys, in which an assembled board, requiring only the headers to be soldered in place, can cost as little as $13 US (around £9 ex VAT).
      • PiStorm: The PiStorm its a Raspberry Pi based device which emulates the Motorola 68000 CPU found inside the Amiga, Atari ST, Mac Classic, etc. It consist on a board which internally replaces the Amiga 68000 CPU. On top of this board a Raspberry Pi 3A+ is connected through GPIO header. When paired with the Amiga, the PiStorm provides CPU accelleration, virtual hard disk (through disk images resident on the SD), WiFi, RTG graphics, 128Mb fast ram, RTC and other enhancements. The device is plug and play if you use the preconfigured SD image we provide. You will need some Linux command line experience to setup the WiFi.
      • Hands-On with the PiStorm, the Ultimate Raspberry Pi-Powered Accelerator for Your Commodore Amiga: Costing as little as $13 and playing host to a Raspberry Pi, this could be the biggest bargain in Amiga accessories in three decades.
      • Lightwave 5 benchmarking and findings: {Benchmarks of Lightwave 5 running on: X5000/040 running AmigaOS 4 clocked at 2.2 GHz, A4000 with 060 at 50 MHz, a Vampire V4 standalone running AmigaOS 3.2, a Pi400 running Amiberry 5.5.1, MorphOS on a Powermac, X5000/040 running MorphOS clocked at 2.2 GHz, a Powerbook A1052 with a PowerPC 7447 (G4) at 1.33 GHz running MorphOS and my beloved microA1 with a PowerPC G3 at 800 MHz running AmigaOS 4 and a microA1 with a PowerPC G3 at 800 MHz running AmigaOS 4.}
      • {archive: 26 Jan 2019} Based around the original custom chips of the Classic Amiga(tm) computer from Commodore(tm) I’m ready to run all your favorite Classic games and applications. My core design focuses on compatibility, stability and flexibility. My designer is an experienced hardware engineer and he started this project around 2010. Since then I’ve undergone some major design changes. Early boards were larger (ATX+) and based solely on through hole components. In the latest revision (they call me Amy-ITX now …) all non Commodore custom electronics are super small SMD (Surface-Mount Devices). Now I’m a standard Mini-ITX form factor. This not only makes me smaller in size (about 50%) but also cuts cost and makes me more environmentally friendly.
      • Kasmin card: {Thread @ covering the Kasmin card.}
      • ATL HDI 1000 Ultrasound Parts {ARCHIVED 20 Apr 2019}: {Parts list for the A4000 driven ATL HDI 1000 ultrasound machine}
      • AROS One x86. Free Distribution by AMIGASYSTEM: {Downloads for the x86 ISO DVD & USB Flash ISOs. Slide shows covering installation on VMware, VirtualBox and a real dell computer, a tutorial and how to dual boot AROS/W10. Links to the latest nightly builds and links to a bunch of videos of AROS in action}
      • Tygre's Amiga Wiki: Welcome to my Wiki dedicated to the Amiga computer and OS (and a bit of general retro-computing), hosted on an Amiga 1200! Check also out this Web page! If you have any question, comment, or suggestion, please feel free to contact me. This Wiki belongs to the Amiga Web ring and l'Annuaire Amiga et Pegasos Francophone.
      • Retro Directory: {A crowd sourced site by RobSmithDev cataloging and mapping around the world: Arcades, Bar/Pub/eSports, Cafe (Gaming & Retro), Museums, Points of Interest, Repair Services, Street Shops, and other Retro places, Auctions, Computer Fairs, Exhibition/Trade Shows, Festivals, Gathering/Meetings, Open Days, Repair Cafe/Workshops, Talks/presentations and other Retro events. Drop by and add your favorite place/event the site!!}
      • AmigaDev Docker Crosstools: Docker Cross Compile Toolchains for Amiga based platforms. Currently AmigaOS 3.x, AmigaOS 4.x and MorphOS 3.9+ are supported. WarpOS and AROS will get supported in the forseeable future
      • Amiga 1080 monitor: The Amiga 1080 monitor was the original monitor Commodore supplied with the Amiga 1000 in 1985. It’s one of only two monitors that featured the Amiga branding with the Amiga checkmark logo. Its picture quality is very good, but the monitor sometimes behaves oddly. You can fix the odd behavior. I’ll tell you how, and I also tracked down the elusive pinout for this monitor.
      • All oregon Research Amiga products are now Public Domain!!!: {Thread @ covering the CEO of Oregon Research allowing the relase of their products into the public domain. GameSmith Development System (game programming), Termite (BBS software) & Termite TCP (tcp-ip stack)}
      • Annotate: A comprehensive text editor written for AmigaOS 2.0 and up. Author: Doug Bakewell Maintainer and successor: Daniel Westerberg Annotate has been released under the GNU GPL by request of the original author Doug Bakewell. See separate GPL.txt. The source is in a separate archive. Features: Syntax Highlightning, Multi-unit clipboard support, Unlimited Undo/Redo, Macros, Vertical block selection, Left-right shifting of text and blocks, Multi-functional scroll bar, A lot of different ways to cut, copy and paste, Printing, Folding, Text locking, Tools menu, and a full-featured Arexx Port.
      • gl4es: GL4ES is a OpenGL 2.1/1.5 to GL ES 2.0/1.1 translation library, with support for Pandora, ODroid, OrangePI, CHIP, Raspberry PI, Android, Emscripten and AmigaOS4. This is a library provide OpenGL 2.x functionality for GLES2.0 accelerated Hardware (and of course also support OpenGL 1.5 function, sometimes better than when using GLES 1.1 backend) There is also support for GLES 1.1 Hardware, emulating OpenGL 1.5, and some OpenGL 2.x+ extensions.
      • Amiga C Programming IDE: If you want to program on the Amiga, you may need a good Amiga C Programming IDE. But is there any? What are the alternatives? Let’s find out. On the Amiga OS or Morph OS there are two fully functional native IDEs: Cube IDE and Storm C 4 IDE. Both can be used with different compilers. Another possibility is to use another operating system (Windows, Linux, MacOS, and others) and the IDEs they provide. To generate an Amiga Executable you then need a Cross Compiler. Let’s look at both native IDEs in detail. We will also describe cross compiling.
      • BeeBase: BeeBase is a relational, programmable database system with graphical user interface for Windows, Mac, Linux and Amiga. BeeBase is well suited for managing structured data with clear semantics that can be organized into tables and fields. It can be regarded as an application development environment where an application designer creates the database structure and user interface, and users of the application enter and process data on a regular basis. BeeBase is the successor of MUIbase whose development originally started on an Amiga in the year 1994.

    27 Jan 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone. I know I'm a bit early this week but that would be a good thing. Update number 5. I'm starting to see a trend here. ;-)

      - Also I'm happy to report is back up and running again. Good job everyone!

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Is the case still going on???
    Today's Theme
      - Commodore History...

      New Links (29) YTD (107)

      • Who bought Commodore: Commodore International went out of business in 1994, after nearly a decade of declining revenue. But the company left a significant legacy, which leads to some logical questions. What became of Commodore? Who bought Commodore?
      • Commodore financial history, 1978-1994: Commodore’s rise and fall are legendary, at least to people like me who grew up using their computers. Putting numbers to that rise and fall was more difficult. I dug up the Commodore financial history from 1978-1994 to help quantify that spectacular rise and fall. It’s noteworthy that I had a hard time finding some of this information. I don’t think Irving Gould, Commodore’s chairman and largest shareholder, wanted people to know this stuff.
      • Mehdi Ali: Commodore spinmeister: I found the thumbnail biography of one Mehdi Ali recently. It reads, in part: “His prior experience includes serving as the President of Commodore International, where he accomplished a major operational turnaround.” I don’t think he and I share the same definition of “major operational turnaround.”
      • Commodore was more than a stock scam: From time to time, I see the phrase “Commodore stock scam” or something similar come up in discussion or in books. Commodore, in case you don’t know, was a high-flying computer company in the 1980s that was literally making computers as quickly as they could sell them while Apple struggled for its survival, and was in the enviable position of being the main supplier of chips for its competitors. Imagine if Intel sold computers at retail next to HP and Dell, while still selling chips to Dell. That was Commodore in 1984. I don’t have 1984 figures, but in 1985, Commodore had 38% of the computer market all to itself. IBM and its clones, combined, had 49%. Apple had 13%. But a decade later, Commodore had squandered all of that away and was out of business. That’s why Robert X. Cringely sums up Commodore as Irving Gould‘s stock scam, then goes back to writing about Apple. The real story is more complicated than that. More interesting, too.
      • The Home Computer Wars: I said that I have been cooperating with the company for a long time. Once I had to write a report on the topic of who influenced my life. And actually, this page is about it. A Nose for the Future - the Legacy of Jack Tramiel- Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore, died in April (2012) in California, at the age of 83. He was my mentor and a great influence on my life. My first day with Commodore was April 1, 1980 - I had requested a meeting with Jack to ask him for a job. I was super confident because I already had job offers from Apple where I had been hanging out for a few months (I knew Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Mike Markula), and from Atari. In our first meeting, Jack asked me, "What do you know about Commodore?" and I replied, "I don't know much about Commodore but people who know you seem to think you're some kind of crook - but if you're not in prison, I figure you're not a crook but a shrewd businessman, and I'd like to learn to be shrewd like that." Those were my exact words because I practiced them for 45 minutes in front of a mirror. I wanted to shock Jack into hiring me and I had nothing to lose because I could always go to Apple.
      • The Home Computer Wars by Michael S. Tomczyk: An Insider's Account of Commodore and Jack Tramiel This book is dedicated to all the people who said I'd never make it, because they're the ones who made me try the hardest. MST
      • Irving Gould and Commodore: Irving Gould was a Canadian financier and chairman of Commodore International. Although it’s an oversimplification, journalist Robert X. Cringely dismissed the once high-flying computer company, which had 60% of the market in 1984, as Irving Gould’s stock scam. Gould was a bit of an odd fit to be running a computer company. He knew finance, but admitted in 1988 that he didn’t know how to use a computer. Gould never sought the spotlight, but with Commodore, the spotlight found him. Gould had other financial interests, including a shipping company called Interpool. He sold Interpool in 1978 and made $25 million. Michael S. Tomczyk, a former Commodore employee who wrote a book about Commodore in 1984, estimated Gould’s personal wealth at that time at $100-$250 million.
      • How the Commodore Amiga Powered Your Cable System in the ’90s: For cable providers, the Amiga’s capabilities for displaying content on a television were a bit of a godsend. Previous offerings, such as the Atari 800, were able to put messages onto a television screen, though not without much in the way of pizzazz. As a result, the Amiga quickly became the cable industry’s computer of choice in the pre-HDTV era, especially after the release of NewTek’s Video Toaster in 1990. Video Toaster, which at first was only compatible with the Amiga, made it possible to do complex video editing at a small fraction of the cost of specialized professional video-editing platforms, and that made it popular with public-access TV stations.
      • Should Amiga Be Resurrected: Based on research, Lenovo is the most popular computer brand in 2022, with 17.11 million personal computers sold within the third quarter. But long before Lenovo came into the picture, there was Amiga, which competed with IBM and Apple during the mid-80s. The name is a Spanish word meaning a female friend. It was chosen to bring home the message that the computer is user-friendly.
      • MAC OUI look up for Commodore International: {Ever wonder what MAC OUI numbers were assigned to Commodore International for network gear? Well wonder no more. 00:80:10:00:00:00 - 00:80:10:FF:FF:FF}
      • Kickstart - Amiga UK Show Digital Culture Festival: USER GROUPS: Gathering of UK Amiga user groups to help promote/grow and celebrate the Amiga. TRADERS: Get your Amiga upgraded or recapped with companies from around the world. LIVE MUSIC: Live music performance with Amigas open to the public in a brewery after the show. TALKS: Panels with developers such as Core Designs, DMA, Team 17 and Psygnosis. 23 Jul 23. Nottingham UK
      • Revision: Revision is back in the E Werk! Join us on the world’s largest demoscene stage to enjoy digital art and connect with friends! It's global. The demoscene is beyond borders, distance and conflicts. If you cannot come to Saarbrücken, a Satellite event might be just near you! It's awesome. Revision is an event celebrating the Demoscene creativity. If you want to know more about the demoscene - look here! April 7th to 10th, Saarbrücken DE
      • Amiga-N2630: The N2630 is a 50MHz Motorolla 68030 CPU card with additional RAM and IDE device port for the Amiga 2000 family of computers. It is installed in the CPU slot where it immediately upgrades the system to a 68030 processor with FPU, up to 264 megabytes of Fast RAM, and an IDE port. The N2630 is intended to be an evolution of the A2630 card.
      • Amy Spellbound Original Amy-ITX boards: {6 Flicker images}
      • Amiga Hardware Database - Amiga Intuition Based Benchmarks: {89 different models of unexpanded and accelerator driven A500/1200/2000/3000/4000s and their AIBB results}
      • Commodore Amiga 1000 Teardown: {the 7 steps instructions w/pictures and instructions to take apart your trust A1000}
      • NDK - New Documentation Search Engine: So I have been trying to find some documentation on how to use the NDK and its tools but I have been having some trouble finding it. The only thing I found was in the NDK itself under Autodocs. Which was basically a list of .doc files that I had to open with a text editor to see the documentation. In AmigaOS 4 there is an application where you can search for things in the documentation but it is not available for AmigaOS 3. So I basically had 2 choices: 1. Use the Autodocs and open them with a text editor every single time. orrrr 2. Make a whole new website and use javascript make it check every 110 files and return the thing that I am searching for. So I decided to go with the second option :)
      • Search for Something in the NDK3.2 Autodocs!: {The title says it all}
      • docker4AmigaVBCC: docker4AmigaVBCC is a project that contains a few docker images with VBCC compiler, for cross compiling software for AmigaOS 3, AmigaOS 4 and MorphOS. It is based on Ubuntu OS and has everything needed (vbcc compiler, SDKs, libraries) for compiling your applications. The purpose of the project is to be an up to date, flexible and out of the box solution for cross compiling applications for Amiga environments, using the VBCC C/C++ compiler. Those images can be used on CI/CD solution for automatic testing, compiling, packaging and deployment.
      • Uae4arm: Amiga emulator with JIT and DispmanX: Uae4arm is a new Amiga emulator with JIT, which enable faster CPU emulation by compiling piece of code just in time instead of emulating each byte code independently. It has been tuned for Raspberry Pi, especially on display side by using Disp
      • Amiga Scene: Desert Dream: Desert Dream from the Danish Amiga group Kefrens is considered by many as one of the absolute all-time classic demos on any platform. At the time of writing, the two-disk Amiga 500 production is ranked at number 50 on the popular demoscene board Many sceners remember fondly of this nearly 15 minute effects show, which just keeps throwing new things at the watcher at a steady pace. Still, it's the first four minutes which made probably the biggest impression at first viewing.
      • LinuxJedi's /dev/null: {The quick link for all pages tagged with PISTORM}
      • Event: Review of the Amiga Ireland 2023: { review of Amiga Ireland 2023}
      • Commodore Users Group of Ireland: Retro lovers unite for a not-for-profit, friendly annual meeting of enthusiasts of Commodore, Amiga and life in general. Active since 1983, we meet every January and anyone can book a ticket. There is something for everyone whether you are into games, hardware, software, demos or just meeting like-minded people.
      • A4091 SCSI II Host Controller : Welcome to the ReAmiga 4091 project. Fast SCSI-II (10MB/s max) controller for Amiga Computers. One of only two Zorro-III SCSI controllers ever designed. Full-length Zorro-III with DMA
      • Commodore Amiga 4000 Rev.B PCB replica: Commodore Amiga 4000 Rev.B PCB replica. This Eagle board-file has been generated in the early days of from the polygon database for debugging and verification purposes. The export in its current state is not suitable for PCB manufacturing due to various issues, such as possibly wrong pad sizes or via diameters. A lot of work is probably required to get this board ready for production, but this should be a good starting point.
      • Amiga Replacement Project: "To make replacements for all the custom chips of the AMIGA, useable in any real AMIGA." All documentation is provided for the benefit of the community and the preservation of the original Amiga. The files herein are presented as a work-in-progress.
      • 68060 Turbocard for Amiga A3000(T) and A4000(T): This is a turbocard for for Amiga A3000 and A4000(T) with up to 128MB SDRAM, an 68060CPU running at 50/75/100MHz even a 68040 on 25MHz. The RAM is in the Amiga CPU-ram space and therefore autodetect. The RAM can handle move16-bursts and DMA from the Amiga. One nice feature is the LTC2990-voltage and temperature monitor, which can be accessed via an I²C board, e.g. IcyBoard. For now the card does NOT support vectored interrupts. There is no known card around, which needs it. The A4091 is supported! In a A4000T the Picasso 4 needs active bus termination, because of weak signal quality of the A4000T-Zorroplane. The A3000T is very picky and I couldn't test it, because I don't have one. It SHOULD work, but don't blame me if it doesn't! Even the A3640 is hardly working in an A3000T :( DISCLAIMER!!!! THIS IS A HOBBYIST PROJECT! I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE IF IT DOESN'T WORK OR DESTROYS YOUR VALUABLE DATA/HARDWARE!
      • Directory listing for /Datasheets/: {Lots of various datasheets and various docs: 390544-01_8375_Agnus_specification, Agnus_internal_schematic, Alice_internal_schematic, MC68000/20/30/40/60_datasheet, Zorro3_specifications, A3000CPUslotSpecification, 391380-01_Bridgette_specification, Zorro2_developers_manual, Amiga_Hardware_Reference_Manual, Amiga_Intuition_Reference_Manual, Amiga_A500_A2000_Technical_Reference_Manual, 390541-0x_Ramsey_specification, 390540-02_Gary_specification, 391010-01_Alice_specification, 252126-01_Denise_specification, ADV7120-VideoDAC and more.}

    22 Jan 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Forth week... Forth update. I'm still impressed! Can I make it 5 for 5? Tune in next week and find out! ;-)

      - Today's funniest/depressing link? Amiga's new savior: Bill McEwen. Who then would have guessed we would STILL be in this CLUSTER 23 years later.... Absolutely UNBELIEVABLE!!!

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Nothing new to report...
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (32) YTD (78)

      • Banana Jr. Series Computer: {How can you NOT think of the Amiga??} The Banana computer was first introduced in 1984, and was labeled as "Jr." to emphasize its affordability. This obscure computer system had a number of innovative hardware and software features. Many of these features were too far ahead of its time, and it had many shortcomings which ultimately doomed it to failure.
      • The Graphical User Interface Gallery - Amiga OS: Explore the history and evolution of the Graphical User Interface in my GUI Gallery.
      • Metacomco / Commodore Amiga Transputer Board: The Amiga Transputer was proposed by Tim King (who had previously ported TripOS to the 68k) and several others at Metacomco. The company had developed the custom OS, Helios to interact with the host operating system. The project was demonstrated at several Commodore Amiga shows, but the company never bought the technology. It was later sold as the Atari Transputer.
      • AMIGA TRANSPUTER PROJECT: If you were an Amiga owner during the late 1980s it is likely that you were excited by the mere mention of 'Transputer'. The Transputer was an 1980s term describing hardware that directly supported parallel processing. This enabled the transparent connection of multiple processors that would be used to work upon a single task. However, information on these boards has become increasingly elusive. On this page I attempt to catalogue every transputer card that has been sold or announced.
      • Amiga Future News Portal: {The latest Amiga news as reported on by Amiga Future}
      • Was the Amiga ever used by any U.S. Government agency?: {A good amount of replies from the good users at }
      • Newest Amiga Questions - {I think the title says it all}
      • Weird Ones: 30 years of Brainfuck: Brainfuck (from now on BF) turns 30 this year. This puts it in the same league as Python (32), Java (28) and Haskell (33). I remember the first time I had heard about BF. It was in my college dorm while talking to my roommate. I was pre-med at the time, and had only the faintest idea about programming. So when I first laid eyes on its syntax I hadn’t the faintest idea why someone would ever subject themselves to it. Now many years later I’m a programmer in my own right, and I find myself writing about a programming language I once balked at. Funny how life happens that way
      • Family Tree of Operating SYstems: {An INCREDIBLE family tree list 810 different operating systems! WOW!!!}
      • Comparison of Operating Systems: {A very detailed breakdown of 15 different Operating Systems {Amiga included} and all their major features}
      • Zalman VF900-cu review: Another quick picture guide, This time about my experience mounting and using a Zalman VF900-cu VGA cooler as a CPU cooler for my AmigaOne-XE G4
      • x5000 emergency boot usb: {Thread @ Hyperion covering creating an x5000 emergency boot disk}}
      • Amiga's new savior: Bill McEwen: In rural Washington state, Amiga's latest rescue effort has set up shop. But can it finally pull the Amiga out of obscurity? East of Seattle, at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, the Amiga computer system with half a million loyal followers has found its latest would-be savior. "This is about unification and creating something that developers can build upon," said Bill McEwen, the 37-year-old president and CEO of the newly formed Amiga Inc., from his home set amongst 200-foot-tall trees of Maple Valley, Wash.
      • Libsmb2: Libsmb2 is a userspace client library for accessing SMB2/SMB3 shares on a network. It is high performance and fully async. It supports both zero-copy for SMB READ/WRITE commands as well as compounded commands.
      • I mapped all 30 of the levels in Fears!: I have also written an entire guide for the game, with level passwords and secrets;
      • HKvalhe's AmigaOne 500 Blog : My very own AmigaOne 500 Blog about my new Amiga-system and everything i do with it.
      • Amiga: The TiNA Project (Tecnologia iNformatica Amica): TiNA is a new board that is being designed and developed in Italy by a team of Amiga enthusiasts. Their main goal is to make a complete implementation of the Amiga 500 and/or Amiga 1200 by the use of powerful FPGAs. They want to make this come true with a 68020 CPU that is even more powerful than any existing 68060 CPU. It’ll be able to execute 2 in-order instructions per clock cycle, but at 400 (!) MHz instead of 50. On their website they state that there is a lot of work to do when it comes to this and they need to investigate fully if the FPGA will allow such features.
      • Pandory Mod for the A500 Mini: The Pandory Mod is "sideloaded" firmware for the A500 mini which gives you full access to the machine and allows you to run native programs that enable many new game emulators, such as RetroArch. It comes in the form of a WHDLOAD package and exploits a hidden-feature of the A500 amiberry emulator to run native code. It runs completely from USB stick and is 100% removable.
      • Pandory and RetroArch Emulate other systems on your Amiga Mini: Pandory gives you full access to the Amiga 500 Mini allowing you to run native programs. One of those programs is RetroArch, a frontend for a huge number of emulators and game engines (as well as media players). Pandora runs from a USB stick and is completely removable.
      • You Can Now Bootstrap Your Amiga Without A Floppy With This One Weird Trick: Traditionally, most Amigas were intended to boot from a floppy disk. . An Amiga can readily make its own boot floppy, but only once it’s already booted up. If you don’t have a floppy ready to go, you’re out of luck, as PCs can’t readily make them for Amigas. [Roc] whipped up the amigaXfer bootstrapping method to solve this very problem.
      • {A MOJOR listing of various tutorials. Most at Amiga events: AmiWest, Amiga Ireland, General, Amiga Future programming articles and more}
      • Jimmy Johansson creating AMiNIMiga WorkBench Installation and community around: Hi, its me Jimmy Johansson or Ami-Jimmy. I dabble with Amiga :), I'm the author of the Workbench installation AMiNIMiga currently available for The A500 Mini, i also run the Discord community Server "A500 Mini/Maxi Users" Which is also Home of all AMiNIMiga duscussion and support! AMiNIMiga is a collection of old shareware and abandonware software and games that just isnt available anymore, think of it as a timemachine to the 90s! Re-live your youth/childhood with the games you played growing up using your A500Mini.
      • Retrocoding: Amiga, C, graphics.library und timer.device: {German: Good write up}
      • ADF View shell extension: {windows} The ADF View is a Shell Namespace extension, which opens up the .ADF file extension. ADF files are Amiga Disk Files, or image dumps of AmigaDOS formatted disks. These files are used by most Commodore Amiga emulator software.
      • AmigaDX : {windows: A plugin that allows you to access ADF or DMS from Total Commander}
      • EXTFS plugin for Midnight Commander V4.55 and above for reading ADF, DMS and HDF formated files: {windows: The title says it all}
      • ADFlib: A free, portable and open implementation of the Amiga filesystem
      • SSH for AmigaOS: {A BIG listing of various SSH projects for the Amiga}
      • A500-Tower-Power: A small ATX to Amiga 500 power adapter for towerized A500 builds. Includes 3 fan connectors.
      • RadeonHD: The RadeonHD driver software is an OS 4.x 2D graphics driver for RadeonHD graphics card. It also supports some Radeon Rx models. The RadeonHD driver version up to V3 supports the RadeonHD 2000-7000 series cards (and the older Radeon X1300-X1950). From Version 5, the RadeonHD driver only supports Southern Islands chipsets such as the RadeonHD 7770, R7-240 and R7-250. There are five versions of the RadeonHD driver commercially released:
      • Tutorial: Setting up a FTP server under MorphOS, connecting to devices : {} The MorphOS and AmigaOS 3 user 'emeck' has kindly taken the trouble to document how he sets up an FTP server under MorphOS in order to connect to the cell phone for data exchange, as in this case. But of course this is also possible from other devices like laptop or Raspberry Pi. Many thanks, 'emeck'.
      • BasiliskII: Basilisk II is an Open Source 68k Macintosh emulator. That is, it enables you to run 68k MacOS software on you computer, even if you are using a different operating system. However, you still need a copy of MacOS and a Macintosh ROM image to use Basilisk II.

    16 Jan 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Third week... Third update. I'm impressed!

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - All quiet on the western front...
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (10) YTD (46)

      • Amiga "Classic" USB mechanical PC keyboard: The Amiga "Classic" USB mechanical PC keyboard is a brand new officially licensed Amiga product manufactured by Simulant Systems Ltd. The keyboard is built to last, with a sturdy construction and quality components. Enjoy the ultimate typing experience with genuine Brown Cherry MX key switches. Now you can use your PC, Mac or Linux computer with an Amiga keyboard that mixes traditional style with modern usability and comfort.
      • Dual graphics cards - a couple of noob questions :-): {Thread @ Hyperion covering using 2 video cards in a X5000}
      • My X5000 with AMD RX570 and HD5450 graphics: As you could have read in one of my previous posts is my AmigaOne X5000 equipped with an AMD RX570 graphics card. The use of the RX line of cards allows us to use the VA library. The Video Acceleration Library has been created to support hardware video decoding on Radeon Polaris (RX) cards. For us AmigaOS4.x users this is a very welcome addition to the use of our beloved OS and X5000. The downside to switching to an RX based graphics card is not having support in the Linux kernel for this. This results in losing the ability to use LInux on the X5000. The only option I could think of was adding a second graphics card to bring Linux back to the machine. As there are some posts on the hyperion forum referring to the setup of two graphics cards in the X5000 I thought it would be nice to write about my own setup.
      • Tutorial: Using two graphics cards in the AmigaOne X5000: { Another summary on using 2 video cards with the X5000}
      • SKATEMANSWORD On a Strick need To know Basis...: {A nicely done website by long time Amiga user Skateman covering Amiga news, reviews and more}
      • ProTracker 2.3F for Amiga: Continuation of the ProTracker 2 series for Amiga 68k, based on a disassembly and re-source of ProTracker 2.3D.
      • Amiga First personal computer to be used for digital video creation. {archived}: The Amiga is a family of personal computers introduced by Commodore in 1985. The original model was part of a wave of 16- and 32-bit computers that featured 256 KB or more of RAM, mouse-based GUIs, and significantly improved graphics and audio over 8-bit systems. This wave included the Atari ST—released the same year—Apple's Macintosh, and later the Apple IIGS. Based on the Motorola 68000 microprocessor, the Amiga differed from its contemporaries through the inclusion of custom hardware to accelerate graphics and sound, including sprites and a blitter, and a pre-emptive multitasking operating system called AmigaOS.
      • Archive for the ‘Commodore Amiga family’ Category: {A nice site with quite a few Amiga articles and lots of pictures: Commodore Amiga A570 CD Interface (Boxed), Commodore Amiga 601 Expansion Memory Module (Boxed), Commodore Amiga A501+ (Boxed), Cleaning Commodore CDTV Keyboard, Restoration Commodore Amiga 500 (ASSY 312512 – REV 3), Amiga 1050 Memory Expansion Cartridge (Boxed/Unwrapped), Brand New Commodore Amiga 1200 Keyboard (UK), Commodore CDTV / Floppy Drive / Remote Control & Mouse, Amiga 2000 PAL REV4.5 Kick v2.05 & 4MB of FastRAM Upgrade and more}
      • Amiga Explorer: PC to Amiga Data Transfer without a GoTek or Compact Flash!: Lets say you don’t have a GoTek drive or Compact Flash card, how on Earth do you transfer data between your Amiga and a PC? In the days before the GoTek there was another go-to tool for transferring data between an Amiga and PC: Amiga Explorer by Cloanto. Using this application it was possible to transfer not only data between the systems but also create Amiga Disk Format (ADF) images from Amiga floppies, apply ADF images to Amiga floppies, and even copy the Amiga Kickstart ROM. In this article I’ll run you through how to install and use Amiga Explorer with a standard Amiga 500 (512MB of RAM) connected to a Windows 10 PC using a null-modem cable over the serial ports of each system.
      • PiStorm32-lite: An Opensource, Raspberry Pi based, Amiga A1200 Accelerator. This repository holds all hardware design and fabrication files

    9 Jan 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! My two New Years resolutions are

    1: More consistent site updates and

    2: Finally finishing up site 2.0

    But regardless of where I end up I am excited that this year I will be able to spend more time on the site.

    Amiga Legal News Update
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    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (16) YTD (36)

      • Because Amiga: So, you know I’m a sucker for vintage computing. I’ve been a proud owner of an original C64, an Amiga 1200, an Atari 130 XE, and a ZX-81, and a bunch of old peripherals and hacks that connect to them all in working condition. But today I got in the mail one very special rarity. It’s an original, unopened, white, brand new, from the warehouse, Amiga 1200 Magic edition sold to me directly by no less than the legendary ex president of Amiga Technologies Petro Tyschtschenko.
      • PC CGA / EGA On A Commodore 1084 Monitor?: The oldest video connector most people have seen on a PC is VGA: Although it has largely been phased out now and replaced with HDMI/Displayport and/or DVI, some devices, such as projectors and TVs, can afford to include it where space is not at a premium. Another connector you may have seen on laptops or some PCs is composite video, using an RCA connector. This provides a low-quality connection, which is rubbish for something like word processing, but may be acceptable for watching DVDs.
      • A guide to Guru Meditation Error Codes {}: Format of Guru Meditation messages: If the first digit of the subsystem ID is greater than 3, there is no way to recover from the error. In these cases, subtract 8 from the first digit to get the subsystem ID number.
      • Amiga CD32 Pictures: {Several good pictures of the CD32}
      • AGABlaster - 68K Commodore Amiga CDXL Video Player: Overview. GABlaster is a video player for the Amiga Commodore computer. It uses a customized version of the CDXL format supporting the AGA chipset with 24 bit colors and variable length frames. Customized CDXL files can be generated with AGAConv. AGABlaster is written in 68K Assembly and runs on native Amiga hardware (no gfx card or sound card required). It is currently in alpha testing stage.
      • The Amiga 1000 Parceiro: It provides the following features: 8MB of Autoconfig Fast RAM. 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.
      • The Best Amiga 1000 Upgrade in 30 Years: Parceiro II: New Features: Fully Autoconfig, Fully Autobooting And the SD card is REMOVABLE, User-flashable ROM, 2X Faster, SDToolBox & Better Ergonomics
      • Top 100 Amiga Games: This toplist shows 100 Amiga games, based on your choice of model and number of needed votes. The higher number of votes you choose, the more trusty this list gets.
      • Worst 100 Amiga Games: This worst-list shows 100 Amiga games, based on your choice of model and number of needed votes. Feel free to adjust the number of required votes, poor games tend to get voted less than good ones.
      • What is DMA? What does it do? and Why is it Important? {}: In a previous video I mentioned DMA, so in this video we're going to learn what it is, how it works, and why it's so important.
      • Video Toaster with NewTek Founder Tim Jenison - The Retro Hour EP342: We're joined by a legend this week, NewTek founder and the 'father of desktop video', Tim Jenison, to hear the story of how the Commodore Amiga changed the movie and TV industry.
      • Qt 6.2.0 for AmigaOS 4.1 with OpenGLES2 : Qt 6.2.0 for AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition - with optional support for OpenGLES2
      • AmigaNation News {}: {Old Amiga News site}
      • Amiga Mozilla {}: PROJECT STATUS: NONE There is no status of the project at this point, it's still in the future to my knowledge. If there ever is a beta version, you'll hear about it here, for now there is no such thing and doesn't look like there will be for some time, particularly for Classic Amiga, simply because no Amiga developers want to devote any real attention to the effort. I do hope this changes.
      • MUI-Vim: Vim with a MUI GUI. Running on AmigaOS 4, AROS and MorphOS.
      • guideml: AmigaGuide to HTML file converter, with lots of features

    2 Jan 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Well another year has come and gone and I'm just happy to still be here! While I could easily highlight the multiple successes and continuing failures of our small community, all I would like to do is wish everyone the best for a happy and healthy 2023. The world is crazy enough place. Let's ALL do our best to not add to it!

      - Also I would like to reaffirm my perpetual new years resolution of spending more time working on the site. 2023 is the year I FINALLY finish the site!

    Amiga Legal News Update
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (20) YTD (20)

      • Had Commodore not gone bust, and continued their line of Amiga computers, fast forward today. What innovation would we have, how would their machines differ from mainstream Windows desktop's and laptops of the 2020s and beyond? {Dave Haynie}: I can tell you what we had been working on prior to Commodore changing management, and extrapolate that, had they not hired the managers who bankrupted Commodore, and had they spent money more wisely, investing in technology instead of manager’s salaries, where things were likely to go.
      • Brute Force Colors!: I want to share some of my recent findings when having fun with a very old and not really known graphics mode from the 80s called “HAM”. Everything started when I wanted to add HAM support in the bitmap converter tool I made to create my oldskool demos.
      • Directory Opus - King of the Dual Panes : Everyday workhorses just expected to be there and do their thing so that you can get on with your life. On the Amiga, one such program is Directory Opus. The biggest irony of AmigaOS is that even though it shipped with a complete desktop environment called Workbench, its mouse-driven file management always felt a bit clumsy. This is where Directory Opus comes in - but it's much more than just a small tool for shuffling files to and fro.
      • {FRENCH}: Personal website of Alain FONTANIN, presenting certain achievements and passions! {Nice write up about the Amiga}
      • Blast from the past: Payback native for AmigaOS4. : {Thread on covering the subject}
      • SMB2 file system client: smb2-handler is a filesystem for accessing files remotely using the SMB2/3 protocols. The protocol implementation is based on the currently latest git version of libsmb2
      • CommodoreOS: Commodore OS Vision was a publicly available linux distribution created by Leo Nigro, on behalf of Commodore USA, LLC in 2010, to be used as a default install for their new Commodore branded line of computers including the Commodore C64x
      • name: {An INCREDIBLE implementation of the Amiga 4.0 OS running in a browser. Also highlights the events and sponsors of Amiga37 in Germany}
      • WebkitOnDocker: This is the development environment for compiling Webkit for AmigaOS 4
      • Beneath a Steel Sky Trivia (Amiga): {Trivia about BASS}
      • A Love Letter To My Lost Amiga: My first love was a black wedge. It was 1982, and I had saved up to buy a Sinclair ZX81. That little computer remains the only one of the huge number that I have owned over the years about which I can truly say that I understood its workings completely; while I know how the i7 laptop on which this is being written works I can only say so in a loose way as it is an immensely complex device.
      • German AMIGA Podcast: What can you expect from the GAP? The podcast focuses on Amiga computers and the AmigaOS, both the "classic" from 3.1 and "NextGen" with the AmigaOS 4.1. A well upgraded Amiga 1200 and an AmigaOne X5000 are available for testing.
      • UserDoc:BIOS: When your Amiga computer system is powered on or reset, the BIOS or firmware's job is to initialize the hardware and to start the booting process of the operating system. It also enables you to define some settings that you may want to use either for the next boot or for every time you use your computer.
      • AmigaOne XE - PCI bus hardware interrupt {CZECH}: the article is a free continuation of the previous two parts about AmigaOne XE: AmigaOne XE - easy and fast, AmigaOne XE - AGP and PCIe graphics cards, and discusses hardware interrupts in this Amiga. There will be more theory and more technique here. Since I didn't really understand the PCI interrupt system in XE, I had to look it up and you can find it here. And I must say that it is much more complicated compared to today's PCIe system. So this article will be more of a small textbook for beginners and intermediates on the topic of "PCI legacy interrupts". And textbooks tend to be boring, be prepared for that.
      • Upgrade Pegasos II {CZECH}: Everyone who has a powerpc computer at home, be it historical or "modern" (X1000) or modern (Power9) is limited by the compatibility of components. This is especially striking in the case of a combination of several operating systems on one computer. While, for example, disk controllers can be selected for all three OSes, the overall problem is in the issue of graphics cards. Since I recently upgraded an Amigaone X1000 with optimization to AmigaOS - i.e. HD7970, I wanted a faster computer for MorphOS. But the wait for MorphOS for Powermac G5 Quad or IMac G5 is still endless, and I didn't want to buy another white elephant - i.e. AmigaOne X5000 - so I decided to refurbish my Pegasos and optimize it for MorphOS.
      • Amigans: { on Discord}
      • Emu68: M68K emulation for AArch64/AArch32
      • Amiga's new saviour: Bill McEwen: In rural Washington state, Amiga's latest rescue effort has set up shop. But can it finally pull the Amiga out of obscurity? {Think we know the answer to this question...}
      • The 68000 Wars, Part 1: Lorraine: The Amiga was a great computer when it made its debut in 1985, better by far than anything else on the market. At its heart was the wonderchip of the era, the Motorola 68000, the same CPU found in the Apple Macintosh and the Atari ST. But what made the Amiga special was the stuff found around the 68000: three custom chips with the unforgettable names of Paula, Denise, and Agnus. Together they gave the Amiga the best graphics and sound in the industry by a veritable order of magnitude. {5 parts}
      • Stranger Things and the Amiga 1000: About a year ago, I cancelled by Netflix subscription. One of the few shows listed on the "plus" side when I made my decision was Stranger Things: an entertaining series with an excellent first and good second season. In short, I'm a fan of the show - though my appreciation of it doesn't come near my fanatical passion for the Amiga home computer.

    1 Jan 23

    Today's Highlights
      - Another year in the bag! All I can wish for is a better 2023!!

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

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