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    Celebrating our 22nd year

    It's starting to come together!

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    31 Dec 2023

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

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

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - <<< NOTHING >>>
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (37) YTD (1112)

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

    17 Dec 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Well 2023 is almost over and boy has it been a busy one. On the PLUS side I'm happy to report I'm ALMOST at the 1000 new links mark. Only 25 more to go!

       And on the flip side not much good news in the world of the Amiga, the lawsuit is still ongoing, A1222 costs more than twice the original price, OS4.x is barely chuging along but AmigaSource.com is still here so let's call that a DRAW! ;-) lol Hopefully 2023 will be the year of V2.0 of the site....

       - HOLY *&^(*&^ Only 8 days left until Christmas!!!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Did someone forget to pay the lawyers???
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (30) YTD (975)

      • Amiga history guide - Amiga Models: {One of the BEST websites for Amifa information ever!! The INCREDIBLE, but no longer updated, page containing VERY detailed information about all the classic, Amiga Anywhere, Prototypes, Concepts, Set-top Boxes, Transputer, Arcade, Spinoffs, MorphOS, D.I.Y machines and the various OS version and more. Last updated 3 Aug 2002. Boy do I wish this site was up to date!}
      • KATO: {Homepage for the MelodyZ2, Melody1200pro, Melody1200plus sound boarda and AMPlifier and Simmfonie software}
      • AmigaOne X5000 PCIe Slot Questions": {Thread @ Amigans.net discussing PCIe slow questions and links to the CYRUS PLUS MOTHERBOARD TECHNICAL REFERENCE MANUAL VERSION 1.1.1 AMIGAONE X5000}
      • x1000 documentation and other x1000 related questions": {Thread @ amigans.net covering Firmware, USB, and more. Good info}
      • x5000: Scary story & MCU Debug interface": {Thread @ Amigans.net covering puttying into the motherboard using a FTDI cable and the output received. Good information}
      • Amiga 1200 Escom floppy fix: Escom 1200 machines used modificated panasonic PC drives, which caused serious problems with trackloading games.
      • Fixing the AT A1200 FDD connector: A1200s produced by Amiga Technologies (Escom) had been shipped with a PC-type floppy disk drive, resulting in many problems with trackloading games. AT had to modify the mainboard to make the Panasonic JU-257A605P drives work on an A1200 (by redirecting the _CHNG signal and cutting off the _RDY signal). The following steps describe how to revert these modifications.
      • Modifying the Pansonic JU-257A605P: The Panasonic JU-257A605P drive used in A1200s built by Amiga Technologies is designed for IBM compatible computers, that’s why it has _CHNG on pin 34 and why the _RDY signal is missing. The following steps describe how to rebuild the Panasonic disk drive.
      • Connecting an Amstrad EME-231 compatible 3" drive to an Amiga: Ever wanted to connect an Amstrad 3” disk drive to your Amiga for emulator usage or disk dumping? The circuit presented here can be used to interface double sided, double density 3” disk drives like the Amstrad EME-231.
      • AmigaSID : AmigaSID - A2000 version is main. Amiga SID Zorro II card. Use at your own risk!!!. Project forked.
      • AmigaSID Zorro II card: {A fork of another AmigaSID Zorro II card project. Schematics and code to build a Zorro 2 SID card. Install, control and play sound using a MOS 6581, or compatible, SID chip}
      • GGS-Data {Swedish computer dealer that has a nice selection of Amiga items, to include the X5000, among many other items.}.
      • Amiga Germany Fan’zine: {German language Amiga print magazine. Looks to be released quarterly.}
      • iRIXLABS: {Manufacturer of Classic 520: A500/A1000 32 bit accelerator, SD Drive Z2: SD card slot for big box Amigas, ScanPlus AGA: Scandoubler for A1200/A4000, ScanPlus ECS: Scandoubler for A500/A2000, HC 508 MK II: A500/A1000 16 bit accelerator, ZRAM 8: 8 MB Zorro II Fast RAM card and IDE4: Amiga 2000 IDE controller}
      • ScanPlus AGA: ScanPlus AGA is a internal scandoubler designed for Amiga 1200 / 4000D and CRT monitor. Supports DPMS energy saving and PAL / NTSC screenmodes. It fits into A1200 and A4000D perfectly.
      • amitools - various AmigaOS tools for other platforms: Amiga OS binaries and files on macOS and all other *nix-like platforms supporting Python. Windows might work as well, but is heavily untested. However, patches are welcome. I focus with my https://amitools.readthedocs.io/en/latest/tools/xdfscan.htmltools on classic Amiga setups, i.e. a 680x0 based system with Amiga OS 1.x - 3.x running on it. However, this is an open project, so you can provide other Amiga support, too. The tools are mostly developer-oriented, so a background in Amiga programming will be very helpful.
      • xdftool: The xdftool is a tool from the amitools tool set that allows to read disk images intended for Amiga emulators like ADF or HDF files and display or extract their contents. Furthermore, you can: create new ADF or HDF images, copy files from the image, copy your own files to it, master own images, repack existing images, work on partitions inside RDISK/RDB hdf images or on real disks
      • xdfscan: scanner to validate AmigaOS file systems in disk or hard disk images. The scanner does an in-depth check of all structures used in the AmigaOS OFS and FFS file system. If something does not fulfill the file system specification then an error or warning is generated. Warnings are usually tolerated when using this image in an emulator but errors might hint to corrupt files on the disk. Each scanned file results in a single line output that gives you a quick overview of the errors and warnings found in the image (if any). You can also enable the verbose mode. Then all errors and warnings are reported.
      • romtool: A tool to inspect, dissect, and build Amiga Kickstart ROM images to be used with emulators, run with soft kickers or burned into flash ROMs. Features: show detailed infos on a Kickstart ROM, dump ROM as hex, diff to ROM images, split a ROM into modules with split data from Remus/Romsplit, build a new ROM from modules, concatenate a Kickstart and Ext ROM to a 1 Meg ROM, patch a ROM, scan a ROM for residents & copy a ROM
      • UnAmiga FPGA: UnAmiga is a Amiga 1200 computer in a FPGA board. The main core is based in a minimig core of MiST ported by Jepalza to this FPGA. There is a version AGA of the UnAmiga 1200.
      • Amigamerlin 3.1 R1: This Amigamerlin latest release does get benefit by newer SFFT driver core to improve hardware compatibility with Direct3D based games and new Glide3X and MesaFX v.
      • Prometheus - Open Source: {bugfix and information about the Prometheus PCI board}
      • Guide: how to use a Prometheus PCI board in a Amiga 4000 Desktop case.": {Thread @ amiga.org covering how to setup and use the Prometheus PCI board in an A4000}
      • Amiga: {The Video Game Music Preservation Foundation, the Wikipedia of video game music entry for the Amiga.}
      • The Bifrost Project: The Bifrost board is a direct keyboard LED replacement board for your Amiga 1200 computer. It uses some of the latest cutting edge technology to bring you an updated, fully feature packed and highly customizable cosmetic experience for your beloved retro computer, available literally at your fingertips. Customize the POWER-, FLOPPY- and HARDDRIVE LEDs to any colours and brightness of your choice using the LEDs themselves as programming buttons.
      • Akiko32 Computer: Akiko32 - Amiga in mini ITX form factor. Akiko32 - An Amiga-AA compatible computer with extensions in modern mini ITX form factor. The board is a hobby development and will be released as open source for non-commercial purposes. The firmware is currently still under development, the first boards will go to the testers in July 2020. After a successful test run, all data is released. The following features are available: 68030 processor, AA chipset plus Akiko, 2 MB Chipram, 64MB Fastram, IDE controller, Clock port, CD32 kickstart & I2C Bus. Connectors: Mouse/joystick - DB9, Keyboard - An A4000-compatible, VGA - DB15 VGA-Connector (15kHz), Sound jack plug - a 3.5mm jack plug, RJ45 - A network connector, USB - 2 USB, IDE Anschluss - A 2.5" 44pin IDE connector, Clockport, I2C connector & RGB connector - An expansion board provides a D, B23 video connector.
      • Repulse Sound Card: {German} Welcome to the (unofficial) support page of the Repulse sound card for Amiga. The Repulse is a sound card for the Amiga 2/3/4000 and Amiga 500/1200 with Zorro II expansion cards. It is intended for users with high demands. It combines the latest sound card technology with a low price. The Repulse sound card uses modern 3.3V technologies to keep power consumption as low as possible. A self-developed ASIC is the heart of the sound card. The Zorro II bus interface allows transmissions with full bandwidth. No wait states occur.
      • CD32 Gamepad A100 re-engineered documentation {ARCHIVED 5 Oct 2016}: The CD32 Gamepad is one of the worst controll devices I ever saw. When playing CD32 game I usually gets into troubles cause the left handed joystick replacement thing turns around and stops to work. There is a good CD32 Gamepad replacement available from CompetitionPro but it has the same disadvantage like any other Gamepads: They are all designed for left-handers ! Cause I am a right-handed person, I would prefer to controll the movement of a game character or spaceship with my right hand.
      • TheGuruMeditation.org: The Guru Meditation is a collection between long time friend and Westchester Amiga User Group (WAUG) co-presidents Bill Winters {Amiga Bill} and Anthony Becker. {Video links, live streams, Events, Newsletters, Photo's and more.
      • 15.6KHz TFT: I’ve been reading a lot about modern TFT monitors that are compatible with the “infamous” horizontal frequency of 15.6KHz that the native Amiga outputs. This has not been an easy task to find and most of the models are old and not sold anymore. A friend of mine told me about a Philips IPS TFT that supported this frequency, even if the specification did not specify it. This monitor displays the Amiga native mode without any problem at all. You only need a DB23 to DB15 VGA converter and you are ready to go. I tested both LowRes, HiRes in PAL and NTSC without any problem at all and the screen did not have any flicker at all. But it did not like LACED mode at all, you had an even more annoying flicker than you had in the old days when you tried to use LACED on a non-LACED mode monitor. You can choose between 16:10 and 4:3 ratio and it actually works good. It centered perfectly each time I changed and I did not need to modify any settings.

    8 Dec 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Quick update this week. Things are getting busy with Christmas quickly approaching. I'm hoping Christmas gets rescheduled to March!! LOL.

       With that said my biggest highlight this week is I'm **ALMOST** at my 1000 link mark for the year! I CANNOT stress how happy I will be when I'm done adding 30+ links a week!

       Friendly reminder... Only 17 more shopping days until Christmas. Don't to wait until the last minute to buy your favorite Amiga stocking suffers!!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Nothing on the RADAR Sir!
    Today's Theme
      - Random links... But a few good ones from Techtravels.org and RetroZone.

      New Links (40) YTD (945)

      • Triumph Official Webpage {ARCHIVED 01 Oct 2014}: Source code for Amiga Triumph demos and intros. More will be available soon, just have to copy it over from my Amiga.
      • Triumph Software: Triumph Software is a Norwegian Amiga group which has been producing quality utilities, demos, intros and animations for at least 12 years.
      • GURU Team: {Homepage of GURU Team. Their page loads to a functional TAWS (The Amiga Workbench Simulator) WB1.3 workbench}
      • Rebels Island {ARCHIVED 17 Jun 2010}: The official Rebels Homepage. {Creators of Paranoid - Winnner of Remedy'97 Demo Competition. Members, photos,mods, releases, news and more}
      • Nostalgia: Hi! and welcome to my nostalgic Amiga demo archive... This is an attempt to document what happened in the demo scene during the first few years... I don't have that much time for this project, but I'll update it from time to time, so keep an eye on what's new.
      • Why Is the Amiga so Beloved in the Demoscene?: This essay investigates the gestation of the demoscene, the Amiga platform's revolutionary beginnings, its emotional resonance within a dedicated community, and its broader influence on the field of computer graphics and music. Why is the Amiga still one of the most beloved and significant platforms in the demoscene?
      • How to use the SAS C Compiler: The SAS C compiler was released by SAS Institute Inc in 1992. The product was originally called Lattice C. The last version of SAS C was 6.58. You can download latest patches from Aminet and the Unofficial SAS C Page.
      • Amiga CD32 + TF330: Yup, CD32 this time as I’ve realized I’ve never covered this machine on my blog. This particular machine was bought for my client and it needed standard SPA plus some other stuff which I will describe in this post.
      • How to use the VBCC Compiler: The VBCC compiler was released by Dr Volker Barthelmann in 2001 (0.8). The lastest version of VBCC is 0.9h. Contents of VBCC Package: VBCC consists of two parts: A binary package and a target package. There are binary/targets for AmigaOS (68K or PPC), Morphos, Powerup, Warpup and Atari MiNT.
      • SAS/C Development System User's Guide, Volume 1: Introduction, Compiler, Editor, Version 6 {ARCHIVED DOC}: {Link to the Doc on Archive.org. Publication date: 1993}
      • Amiga SAS/C 6.5 Library Reference {ARCHIVED DOC}: {Link to the Doc on Archive.org. Publication date: 1994}
      • Amiga Manual: Lattice C v5.10 Volume 1 (1990)(SAS Institute) {ARCHIVED DOC}: {Link to the Doc on Archive.org. Publication date: 1990}
      • Amiga Manual: Lattice C v5.10 Volume 2 (1990)(SAS Institute) {ARCHIVED DOC}: {Link to the Doc on Archive.org. Publication date: 1990}
      • Curious to know more about this Amiga 500 REV 3 board that I have": {Thread @ reddit.com discussing a Grapevive Group, Inc upgraded A500 motherboard to version 5.2}
      • ZGLoom – It’s Gloom on AmigaOS 4! : In today’s post, I’ll be looking at ZGloom, which is a C++ re-implementation of Gloom from classic Amiga. The source code was made freely available by the developers, but it is in 68K Assembler. The code has partly been converted manually to C++ and put in an SDL2 framework. ZGloom was done by Swizpig. BeWorld ported it to MorphOS, and Javier de las Rivas brought it to AmigaOS 4, with some help and tips from Salass00, Kas1e, and Samo79.
      • Thinking Back on ‘Turbo Pascal’ as It Turns 40: {History about Turbo Pascal and the never released Amiga version}
      • The Amiga 1000 Sings Songs of the Season for Holiday Music Week VII: The new year has begun and the holidays are pretty much behind us, but before undecking the halls I wanted to share my contribution to the “Holiday Music Week VII” competition over at r/Retrobattlestations that ran until the 31st.
      • Tsunami 1230: The most compatible accelerator for the A1200 since Blizzard series.
      • Randomize, Inc {ARCHIVED 13 Apr 1997}: Welcome to the world of Randomize! Randomize Imaging and Animation , a company focused on producing broadcast quality graphics and animation as well as computer based multimedia, was my initial creation. Randomize Imaging and Animation continues to grow and expand to provide professional quality animation to the film, video industry and interactive multimedia industry. For its computer platform, Randomize Imaging and Animation has relied on the unique abilities of the Amiga line of computers to provide the computing power, flexibility and creativity demanded by applications such as image processing and animation. As a result, we became very adept at using, maintaining and upgrading Amigas. Responding to contacts, friends and associates needing service for their Amigas, Randomize Computers was born by providing sales, service and technical support.
      • Amiga Wares {ARCHIVED 06 Nov 2007}: {Amiga clothing. Powered by Amiga T-Shirt , Premium Embroidered T-Shirt, Zip Polo Sweats and Hats}
      • www.eFUNZINE.com: {Polish Amiga retailer}
      • German Amiga Community: {German} The new home for all Amiga Users out there! {Amiga Forum}
      • Turbo-CF: This is development of Amiga A1200 accelerator board on Motorola ColdFire(TM) processor support page.
      • A501 512K DRAM Card Redesign Project: So in my overall quest to understand more about the Commodore Amiga 500, I decided just recently to take on a new project. I want to build a replacement A501 512K memory expansion trapdoor card. Not a sidecar memory expansion. Not even a 1MB version or larger version(yet). Just a straight-up simple A501 replacement.
        Amiga floppy blog pages: The blog entries that are in the “Amiga Floppy” category make up the bulk of the content on the site about the Amiga Floppy Project. This project is the trials and tribulations of the making of an external amiga floppy drive controller. Attach a regular PC drive via IDE to the FPGA hardware, connect the FPGA via USB to a PC. Run the Java software, create .ADF images from the physical amiga formatted floppy disks.
      • Commodore Amiga AutoConfig expansion card process: Since I’ve been reverse engineering a DataFlyer Plus HDD SCSI expansion card for the Commodore Amiga, I’ve needed to get a much better understanding of how the AutoConfig process works. I’m by far no expert on it, but I have learned a lot and wanted to share a couple logic analyzer traces of this occurring in the wild. The Commodore documentation refers to these expansion cards as PICs or Plug-in Cards.
      • Some reverse engineering notes on DataFlyer 500 BUSS Pal: As you may have seen in this other post here I have an interest in this Amiga hard drive controller designed for the Commodore Amiga 500. I used this for years to interface an HDD. At the time I took some photos of the PCB and shared some my notes, I also dumped the Boot ROM from the board, which had already been done previously — and compared it. I did it both as an exercise to play with this stuff, but also to see if mine differed from existing sources, which it did not.
      • Commodore Amiga 500 Plus: The A500++ is a newly designed circuit board that is a direct copy of the Amiga 500+ PCB with a few minor improvements. This circuit board can be bought off a gentleman Rob “Peepo” Taylor in the UK. It is a beautiful shade of purple and really is a work of art by itself.
      • Expansion Systems DataFlyer Plus 2.1: Enter the hard drive era... Besides upgrading the memory and processor, I also added on a hard drive expansion on the left hand side of the A500 case. This expansion was the Dataflyer 500. There were several different versions of the Dataflyer depending on the specific Amiga. It can be inserted as a card into the Amiga 2000, sidecar expansion like the 500, or completely separate box for the Amiga 1000.
      • Amiga MAST enhanced unidrive external drive teardown: MAST stood for Memory and Storage Technology out of Sparks, Nevada. Sparks is just outside Reno, NV. I probably found this drive in either AmigaWorld magazine or Computer Shopper, which iirc was a thin newspaper type printed on large format paper. This external amiga-specific floppy drive with DB23 connectors had a few unique features. It had a two-digit track indicator for which track was being read or written. It also had a few switches in the back.
      • Building a PAL reader for TL866A: So I’m in the process of trying to reverse engineer some custom PALs from a Commodore Amiga Dataflyer 500. It would be ideal to read those PALs directly, however I don’t have a compatible PAL reading solutions. I’ve found some online but they are easily $800-$1200. So someone on a previous blog post commented about a potential solution that works with the TL866A eeprom reader.
      • CDTV Joyport Adapter: After finally getting hold of a Commodore CDTV, first thing I noticed was that it did not have the usual DB-9 connectors that the other Commodore models have. The machine did have a mouse port, but it turns out it is not a standard one, and I did not get one with the machine, so I had to find another solution for using mouse and joystick, because the remote controller was a weak subtitute for a real joystick and mouse in my opinion.
      • PS/2 to Amiga/Atari adapter: I really wanted a PS/2 to Amiga adapter, so I ended up making this PCB in Eagle CAD based on information freely available on the Internet. I ended up making one that can use both USB and PS/2 connector, and the option to change between Amiga and Atari ST mode with jumpers. It also works on Commodore 64 in certain applications.
      • Amiga External Floppy controller: This project was initially made for the purpose of using an internal Amiga floppy as a secondary drive for copying disks. But later, I added jumpers so that PC floppies can be used too, since these are easy to find. I later also found it useful to have a jumper selector for selecting DF1:, DF2: and DF3:
      • DIY Amiga 500 memorycard: Its always fun to make your own things. This time I decided to make some memorycards for me and a couple of friends. I now have 2 A500 without trapdoor memorycards, because they had battery damage. So instead of buying another old more or less battery acid damaged unstable card, why not make brand new PCBs and solder them for yourself?
      • The Amiga 500 Rev.5 Kickstart upgrade: A friend came over with his beloved Amiga 500 and wanted me to help him get Kickstart v 3.1 installed. It turned out to be a rev.5 motherboard. The kickstart is basically a part of the Amigas OS, and the software is stored on ROM chips. The Amiga 500 has only one ROM, but other models might have two.
      • Retro Amiga Products: Accessorize Your Amiga...
      • IDE-harddisk projects for Amiga - IDE68K - ABIDE - a500ide {ARCHIVED 30 Apr 2016}: A500ide: A DIY "project" IDE-interface for Amiga 500. IDE68K: The adapter plugs in to the 68000 socket, and the 68000 is placed on top of it. ide68k here. ABIDE "Auto-Boot IDE": Interface PCB plugs to the side slot of Amiga 500, has a PLD, 74LS245 buffer for other half of data bus, and two IDE-connectors. Also there is a place for I2C-serial EEPROM.
      • Amiga600 8 megabytes autoconfiguring fastRAM board (2008 year revision): This board is the successor of earlier revision, it now offers reduced size, better CPU ventilation and variety of memory configurations.
      • A600_8mb_2008: My old A600 memory expansion project, as of 2008, released under GPL v3 license.

    1 Dec 23

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

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


    From everyone here at AmigaSource we want to wish you, your family and friends good health, prosperity and safe travels in the coming year.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


    27 Nov 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates, the holidays have been keeping me pretty busy the last week or so. This update brings me past 900 links added to the site this year. Not to shabby if I do say so myself. The next stop is 1000 links then I can resume my normal update schedule. ha ha.    Only 28 days until Christmas. Don't to wait until the last minute to buy your favorite Amiga stocking suffers!!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • the IBrowse dev team. After 20 years they released v3.0 of their web browser and have even more new features in the works! See good things DO come for those who wait!
    • Obligement for publishing their 8000th article!!
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - I bet Santa is getting coal ready for a few Amiga companies...
    Today's Theme
      - Random links... But with a big thanks to Amiga Users Group (AUG) Melbourne Australia

      New Links (35) YTD (905)

      • Matching Commodore breadbin beige: I don’t think it’s any great secret that RAL 1019 is the color of the Commodore 64 breadbin and its matching peripherals. But what can you do in parts of the world where you can’t find RAL 1019 in spray cans? Here are some other tips for matching Commodore breadbin beige.
      • File: The Boing Ball {Translated from French} The Boing Ball ("bouncing ball" in French) has been the emblem of the Amiga since its first day and, as we will see, even before! This animated audio-visual demonstration has established itself as the de facto symbol of the technical superiority of the Amiga compared to its competitors from the mid-1980s: PC, Macintosh and other Atari STs. The Boing Ball was the first "graphic" of the Amiga, ahead of the icons designed for the Workbench and the famous Kickstart hand displayed on the first Amigas. It is still widely used today by the Amiga community in all areas. In this article, we will delve into its history, its creation, its various uses... in short, take a complete tour around the most famous animation on the Amiga!
      • Greaseweazle V4.1 Read and write Amiga format floppy disks using a PC or Mac! Plug a floppy disk drive into Greaseweazle and then connect it to a USB port. Use the software to read or write an Amiga format floppy disk - it even supports ADF files. This adapter is great for backing up Amiga floppies to image files WinUAE supports Greaseweazle in beta currently: this lets you insert/eject real Amiga floppy disks and they appear on the Workbench. Read and write to them as if you were using them on a real Amiga.
      • AmiWeatherForecasts: This is a weather forecasting application that provides you with the latest weather information for any location. The application was built using the C programming language on Amiga OS 3.2 via SAS/C to retrieve weather information. This app provides weather forecast and time information on the right side of the title bar. The display of this information can be customized. Weather forecast information is updated every 15 minutes. If you don't want to wait, use the Tool/Update menu to update immediately.
      • Greaseweazle v4 reading Amiga disks: {video} I show you how to get setup with the Greaseweazle v4 and specifically reading Amiga disks both AmigaDOS fomatted and Amiga Game disks that had copy protection on them. This is for archiving your amiga collection of disks so you can store them on modern computers and use them in Amiga Emulation to replay your old classic Amiga disks. I show both command line tools and GUI interface.
      • Quantum Dock: QDock is closest dream dock I've imagined! QDock has optional stylish half transparent background and it actually loads Workbench Wallpaper to make fake transparent effect, animated icons and all this adds to memory & CPU usage but creates nice look! QDock never sleeps due to animated gfx would not work, it does lower the fps/CPU need when not in use and only to a level where it still feels responsive, if solid background is used it lowers memory & CPU usage. Drag HDD/apps/directory/text etc. icon to QDock, it senses placement, if there is no icon(.info) it will not be added to dock. Max 4x 25 icons
      • Westchester Amiga User Group (WAUG): {Homepage for the Westchester Amiga User Group (WAUG)}
      • Triple A: {French} The Amiga Addicts Association website. The Triple A association (Association of Amiga Addicts) was created on April 1, 1997 (view its registration) . Its aim is to support alternative computing. By alternative computing we mean any computer other than “PC compatible” running Windows. One of the computers supported by the association is the Amiga, an avant-garde microcomputer at its time, as well as the current computers which followed the Amiga (AmigaOne, Pegasos, etc.). We are also open to platforms such as Atari, Linux and Macintosh.
      • Memphis Amiga Group (MAG) and Memphis Commodore Users Club (MCUC) History {ARCHIVED 23 Mar 2023}: This is a collection of scanned and transcribed newsletters and disk magazines from the Memphis Amiga Group, as well as newsletters from its predecessor, the Memphis Commodore Users Club. The Memphis Commodore Users Club (or Users Group, MCUG) started in the early 80s and lasted until the early to mid 90s. It spawned the Memphis Amiga Group (MAG) as a SIG in the late 80s. MAG operated from the late 80s to the late 90s. Commodore's demise in 1994 took the wind out of the group, and after a few more years it faded out of existence.
      • Amiga Platform Information {ARCHIVED 05 Oct 2012}: The following is a first attempt at an introduction to the Amiga platform. For a platform with such a complicated history, there are bound to be mistakes and errors, so if you find any please let me know and I will endeavour to correct them! Most of these sections are not done yet or are incomplete, please have patience this is a big project!
      • AmigaOS Guide {ARCHIVED 18 Feb 1999}: Introduction. The Amiga's operating system is old, and has had almost no official updates for over four years. If this had happened to MacOS or Windows they would be laughably out of date by now. It shows just how amazingly advanced AmigaOS was when it was released that even now, after so much neglect, it can still be a viable, modern OS. AmigaOS is now owned by Gateway computers, who are developing a new AmigaOS based around the QNX kernel.
      • AMUC Amiga Users of Calgary: General meetings are mainly used to conduct AMUC business and demonstrate cool Amiga products. However, they are a great place to meet and greet with fellow Amiga users, find out about products and socialize. The general meeting is held on the third Wednesday of each month at Mount Royal College. Meetings generally follow this format: (location is subject to change, watch the web site for notices)
      • THE AMIGA RETRO BRISBANE FORUM: {Amiga users group in Brisbane Australia. Forum, Articles and more} Amiga was…is & will be ... as long as we are around.
      • My Vampire V4 Standalone adAmiga was…is & will be … as long as we are around.venture (so far....): Thanks to a dear friend I became the proud owner of a Vampire V4SA. A couple of points to note from my experience: It is an amazing little machine (a super amiga in a box) very and lots of fun! When you have a working “core” and configuration you are happy with “keep it”. Special Mention – “ApolloBoot” is even more amazing! It brings it to life! *Please note, much of this is a summation as it happened over several weeks and my memory is not as good as it once was! I should have thought ahead and taken notes too! Out of the box, for me it worked – thanks to the lucky fact that I happened to have a keyboard and mouse that worked with it, this was not so much by good planning as just luck! As it is very fussy about hardware compatibility.
      • The Vampire V2 A500 : I recently got the Vampire V2 working on my A500, the following is some of my learnings and musings. First, be aware that as far as Apollo are concerned the V2 is old news. They haven’t sold it for over two years, and are concentrating on the V4 line - I got one of the two last ones (the other is also in Brisbane) and it’s sat on my shelf until a week ago. It means you’re kind of on your own. There is a discord chat but I found it a waste of time, and there is a forum on the Apollo-computing page but to be honest it was easier to just figure everything out on my own. If you’ve set up a Pi or another Amiga by writing an image to a card you’ll probably be fine but do be aware some assistance may be needed if you haven’t done it before.
      • Welcome to the Amiga Users Group Website (AUG): Welcome to the Amiga Users Group Website. Melbourne Australia
      • amiga2000: {Interactive Amiga 2000 schematic with part placement}
      • Amiga CD32 Rev3 mainboard capacitor map: {Detailed picture of all the capacitors, values and placement on the Rev 3 main board labeled and color coded}
      • Amiga CD32 Rev4 mainboard capacitor map: {Detailed picture of all the capacitors, values and placement on the Rev 4 main board labeled and color coded}
      • Amiga Mouse/Joy: {Detailed pinout of the Amiga mouse/joystick port}
      • Amiga 4000 mainboard capacitor map - A4000 rev.B: Detailed picture of all the capacitors, values and placement on the Rev B main board labeled and color coded}
      • Amiga 1200 mainboard capacitor map - A1200: Detailed picture of all the capacitors, values and placement on the A1200 main board labeled and color coded}
      • Amiga 600 mainboard capacitor map - A600 Rev1https://www.amiga-news.de/en/: Detailed picture of all the capacitors, values and placement on the A600 Rev 1 main board labeled and color coded}
      • Amiga 600 mainboard capacitor map - A600 Rev2: Detailed picture of all the capacitors, values and placement on the A600 Rev 2 main board labeled and color coded}
      • Guide: How to burn a Custom Kickstart 3.9 (incl. 1MB ROM): My fellow Amibayers... As I said in a previous post and since I succesfuly managed to burn a custom 3.9 Kickstart including BB2 ROM Update + AfA OS plus some other goodies, I decided to make a step-by-step HOW-TO including not only screenshots from Doobrey's Remus software, but even from EPROM Burner's software
      • 15KHz VGA Pin configuration: {Pin description from the Amiga's DB23 video header to a DB15 VGA header}
      • Amiga KickStart ROM Switcher with 27c800 eprom: {Insight and instructions on how to build one}
      • ABS - Amiga-User Braunschweig - Unsere Aktivitäten: {German - Amiga Users Group Braunschweig. NEws events, pictures and more}
      • LEGO: strange demomaking since 1993
      • zero defects {ARCHIVED 31 May 2000}: Zero Defects was founded in 1988 by Repeater (me... initially I was named Elektro), Terminator and Xenio. Intention was to found the first REAL Italian demo group as, infact the Italian scene was ruled by the always lame IBB (Italian Bad Boys)... It took not much from the founding to release our first demo called PARALLAX, this genuine piece of code was realized by Terminator (the glorious coder), as it came out it totally blasted the lame Italian scene... the first real demo from an Italian group was there and it kicked...
      • WELCOME AT ORIENS AMIGA DEMO PAGE : On this page you will find all infos about my pas life into the cool Amiga Demo scene (from 1989 till 1995). - "Les Shadock" (My second group 1993 - 1995) - "HAWK" (My First group 1989 - 1993) - My Others demos - "BodeRunner" (LodeRunner clone). Who are we ? 1993 to 1995 : 'Les Shadock' is (was!) a french AMIGA group composed by some old members of the scene. We all started on A500 around 1987. The official member is :
      • NUKLEUS: Homepage of Nukleus/NLS, Amiga demo group formed 1994
      • NORDLICHT: Nordlicht is an established demoparty created by the people who heavily draw their inspiration from many other traditional demoparties, with a focus on bringing joy and fun to those we love and to help spread the word of the Demoscene in modern times. It is a place for creative minds to share their ideas, stories and projects with a likeminded audience. Anyone with an interest in digital art, music or real-time coding, even animation and film-making will feel right at home in the Demoscene and thus at Nordlicht!
      • Candle (CDL) Demo Group: All Candle productions are made with pure joy and love! {Amiga (m68k) & AOS4/PC demos}
      • dA JoRMaS: This is the website of dA JoRMaS - a collective of multimedia artists with emphasis on electronic dance music. dA JoRMaS was formed in 1994 in order to help its members release music and other works through multimedia productions in the Amiga demo scene. The members have also had their own projects and collaborations under different pseudonyms like .jRM, Mulletronic, Tero and Shr888m. These pages contain information about dA JoRMaS' productions as a demo group and links to the works of individual members of dA JoRMaS.

    17 Nov 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Between birthdays and the upcoming holidays I have been a bit busier than normal. With that said I will keep this entry brief and remember...

       Only 38 days until Christmas. Don't to wait until the last minute to buy your favorite Amiga stocking suffers!!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • I LOVE projects like this! Zorro-LAN-IDE is a Zorro card for the big box Amigas that alows you connect your Amiga to a wired network courtesy of a SANAII-compatible Ethernet drive, another AT-BUS compatible IDE controller and clockport!
    • Color me surprised but I was totally unaware that NewTek, founded by Tim Jenison and his team that created the video toaster and Lightwave, was sold. Apparently back in 1 Apr 2019 Vizrt, "the world’s leading provider of visual storytelling tools for media content creators" purchased the company. Guess I should have listed to his interview on the The Retro Hour EP342. 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.

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Time to ask Santa for an early Christmas present???
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (30) YTD (870)

      • Amiga USB Wheel Mouse Adapter: DIY USB Mouse interface for Amiga Computers. USB Mouse adapters are available for the Amiga platform, both in form of commercial offerings and OpenSource projects (such as SmallyMouse). All of these previously developed USB solutions for the Amiga (that I am aware of) are based on the USB boot protocol which doesn't offer support for the scroll wheel. That's why I decided to build my own solution which implements the full USB HID mode (or report mode) and supports wheel movements along the way.
      • SmallyMouse2 – Universal USB to Quadrature Mouse Adapter: SmallyMouse2 is a universal USB to quadrature mouse adapter for many 8-bit and 16-bit retro computers and allows the use of modern USB mice on machines such as the Acorn BBC Micro, Acorn Master, Acorn Archimedes, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST and many more. Unlike most existing mouse adapters, SmallyMouse2 implements a fully USB compatible interface (most current adaptors are PS/2 based) this allows the use of any modern mouse including those that use wireless communications.
      • Amiga 500 Restauration: Revitalizing an Amiga 500. While seriously on a retro-trip I thought it to be cool having an Amiga 500 again. I found a well treated machine on EBay that even came along with an original Commodore A590 disk drive. Needless to say, a machine from the 80s might well be in good optical shape but a lot can happen in a time period of nearly 30 years.
      • A590 ROM, Bus Power: ROM update, no external PSU. The Commodore A590 is quite an interesting harddrive. It comes along with actually two controllers. One of them is for cheap XT harddrives (mine came with one, non-working of course). The other controller is a classic SCSI controller that provides internal and external ports. Furthermore, the A590 can host up to 2 MB DRAM (256k x 4 chips). Luckily for me, I was able to obtain 8 of these chips (in exchange for a genuine MC68000P8). This way, I could double the available RAM for this particular Amiga of mine.
      • 3x Kickstart in one EPROM: Kickstart 1.3, 1.4alpha and 3.1 in one 1MB EPROM. Amiga ROM images prior to 2.0 are 256k (262144 Bytes) in size. The later versions are fitted into 512k ROMs. I was going to upgrade my (new) Amiga 500 to Kickstart 3.1 but wanted to retain the ability to switch to 1.3.
      • Bambi The Amiga 1200 Web Server. Hosted Sites: : The Amiga Image to Disk Service, Amiga history guide, Ryu's Show Reports, WWW Server, AmigaOS 3.9 Manual & WaveGuide Manual.
      • ReBuild: Amiga Reaction GUI Builder (Remake of ClassMate)
      • Toysoft Development Inc. {ARCHIVED 5 Jun 1997}: Welcome to Toysoft Development Inc. At Toysoft we bring the world to you. Products: Air Mail Pro is a commerical Internet email client for WorkBench 2.x and WorkBench 3.x. Air Mail Pro is only commerical program that supports both MUI and ClassAct GUI enviornments.
      • Turbo Card A630rev3 FPU: Turbo Card A630rev3 FPU 64/128MB. CPU: 68030RC50, working speed 50MHz. FPU: 68882FN40, working speed 50MHz. Memory: Option 64MB or 128MB. Next version of A630rev2 card with addeed FPU. FPU mode - synchronous operation only. Tested with A300 motherboard
      • Creating large partitions for Workbench 3.1 (youtube): In my x-bench setup video I mentioned that there is a limit within Workbench 3.1 for using hard drive partitions above 4gb which is incorrect. There is no such limit and in this weeks video I show you how to create large partitions. Its actually very simple. Massive thanks to Daedalus and Jope from EAB for explaining just how simple is actually is!
      • Star Wars Dark Forces released": {Thread @ EAB where BSzili announces the release of his Amiga version. Includes links to the Amiga version, Game data, Source code & Development thread}
      • Reign Of Fire BBS Group: Dedicated to C-Net. Running the latest C-Net Amiga Pro, C-Net DS-2 and C-Net 128 bulletin Board Systems. Our first BBS went up in 1991-1993 / 2010-Present. Nostalgia HQ. C-Net. The oldest Commodore BBS Software still being developed today! Powered by the Commodore Buisness Machine.
      • Interview with Laurent Zorawski: There's no doubt that a lot of news revolves around Laurent Zorawski. We contacted him to ask questions on a number of subjects, including his role as an Amiga reseller (at Amedia Computer), the creation of AAA Technology, the AmigaOne X5040 and A1222 and his future projects.
      • Aseprite Script: Amiga IFF/ILBM Exporter: Have you ever wished that you could draw your pixel art in Aseprite and then export your creation to an IFF/ILBM file so that you can use it directly in your Amiga game development creations? Well now you can! This Aseprite script will allow you to convert your colour indexed sprite to an Amiga IFF/ILBM formatted file. You can then copy this file to your Amiga computer or Amiga emulation folder to load directly into Deluxe Paint V for further editing or directly into your AMOS Professional, Blitz Basic 2 or RedPill game engine project for immediate use. Or for any other projects where you need an IFF image file.
      • Aseprite: Aseprite lets you create 2D animations for videogames. From sprites, to pixel-art, retro style graphics, and whatever you like about the 8-bit and 16-bit era.
      • Prismatic Realms: Prismatic Realms, Inc. is an independent video game developer based near Halifax, Canada. Our primary focus is the creation of video games that are inspired by, or are remakes, sequels, and spiritual successors of the classics while still retaining their original charm and essence. By classic games we are, of course, referring to the 2D gaming era of arcades, computer systems and video game consoles of the 70's, 80's and 90's. Systems such as the Commodore 64, Amiga, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super NES, Sega Genesis and the original PlayStation. While these systems were the birthplace of many of the game concepts that we find in today's games, they are not our only source of inspiration. "Our mission is to channel this tempest of nostalgic energy into creating the kinds of games that reminds us of the ones we grew up playing, albeit with a bit of modern design and flair thrown into the mix.". Commodore 64 & Amiga game music remade as Hollywood style epic film scores.
      • Amiga Assembly for Visual Studio Code: Amiga Assembly for Visual Studio Code is a extension to support assembly language for the Amiga Motorola 68000 machines and emulators.
      • AssetBundleManager: A simple tool for managing asset bundles used with Scorpion Engine. Drag/drop assets between bundles to rearrange them. Create, delete and rename asset bundles. Assign orphan assets to an asset bundle.
      • NostalgicPlayer: Modules are relatively small files which contains various sound samples and information on how they should be played. This way of making music goes a long way back, and even at the time of the Commodore 64 the concept was used. But it was on the Amiga computer it really started off. The original type of modules were made with a program called SoundTracker, but since then a lot of different module types have shown up, all of them offering different features - such as more sound channels, more samples, realtime echo and so on. NostalgicPlayer is a program that can play these modules. NostalgicPlayer is a Windows version of the APlayer, which was started on the Amiga computer back in 1993, later continued on BeOS, and was a reaction to the lack of good module players for the Amiga.
      • Zorro-LAN-IDE: This is a Zorro-expansion card for the big Amigas (A2000/300/4000 or A500 with Zorro-interface). It has a SANAII-compatible Ethernet driver, an AT-BUS compatible IDE controller and a clockport for variuous expansions like a RapidRoard from Individual Computers.
      • Amiga 1200D Indivision-AGA MKII Installation: This post is a step-by-step tutorial for installation of the IndivisionAGA MKII hardware into an Amiga 1200 Desktop machine. The target Amiga already has a FastATA fitted and there are some extra (easy) steps that will be necessary in order to allow these two peripherals to be fitted together in the machine at the same time.
      • CDTV 3FFF Problem ; Diagnosis ; Repair: Diagnosis and Repair of a Commodore CDTV unit which has a strange ‘3FFF’ problem. In the first part, below, I diagnose. In the next part (coming soon, will be added here) I repair.
      • Rescued CDTV from the crusher: A good find... It’s a chore to find yourself lugging junk down to the tip. But every now and then you happen across a diamond in the rough! Today was my day to score as I spotted a Commodore CDTV unit lurking in a dark corner of the electrical disposal area. She was looking poorly and in desperate need of rescue. Needless to say I took on the challenge, plucking her from the ruin (yoink!) and saving her from certain destruction. I am now the proud owner of a CDTV unit!
      • Amiga 500 eaten alive!: I’m having some fun messing around with a few of my old retro computers at the moment and, inspired by EEV Blog’s recent teardown and successful boot of a 25 year old Amiga 500 I decided to get my old girl down from the attic and give her a go. Unfortunately my attempts were rather less successful! I was met with the dreaded blinking power LED and a continuous cycle of repeated resets. Drat. What could possibly have gone wrong after a mere quarter of a century? A quick look under the cover revealed the very obvious culprit: Amiga A500+ Battery Leakage
      • The official AZTEC online Museum: Welcome to the Wonderfully Ancient World of Aztec C.
      • AmiWorld On-Line: {Italian Amiga site. Interviews, Reports, Programs, and much more!}
      • AmiDevCpp {ARCHIVED 20 Mar 2012}: AmiDevCpp is an Integrated Cross Platform Development Environment for Windows, that helps you to comfortable develop C/C++ Applications for the AmigaOS (m68k), AmigaOS4 (PPC), MorphOS(PPC) and for AROS (i386, ppc and x86_64). In the best case, you can just select another Compilerset and compile the same program for different Platforms.
      • AMIGA RULEZ {ARCHIVED 16 Oct 2004}: {Swedish Amiga site. News, Top 10, Forums and more!}
      • AMIGA-Resistance: {German Amiga site. News, Chat, Forums, Downloads, Knowledge base and much more!}
      • The Amiga CD32 Blog: {Blog about the CD32}

    8 Nov 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Still chugging away on V2.0 of the site. But in the meantime I'm happy to report, at my current rate, I should hit 1000+ (Currently at 840 this year alone!) links added this year by mid December! For those who say the Amiga is dead I say NAY!

      - While we all know deep down in the bottom of our hearts there's a snowballs chance in HELL of us getting new classic Amigas from the REAL owners of the Amiga IP, mainly because we still don't know who the HELL owns what, Retro Games has released this video showing the TIMELINE of their future products. The exciting news is PHASE TWO which shows a Q4 2023 major, product update, Q1 2024 new mini console launched, Q3 2024 new accessory launched, Q4 NEW FULL SIZE AMIGA CONSOLE LAUNCHED, Q1 2025 new full size console launched, Q3 another new full sized console launched and PHASE THREE to be announced late 2024.

       Say what you will about them at least they have a PROVEN track record of delivering products! I for one wish them ALL THE BEST and can't wait to see that full size Amiga. Will it be just like their 'the C64'? Most likely but if it can be modded to run OS3.3 along with Amikit? Holy CRAP would that be GREAT!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • The October OS4 monthly roundup has been released. AmigaOldSkooler does a WONDERFUL job of covering Amiga 38, Amiwest 2023 and the upcoming release of the A1222+ for 1599 EUR. Critical observation here... Once again that is a serious chunk of change to spend to be able to dip your toes into the OS4 universe... As always his roundup needs to be mandatory reading for all OS4 users!
    • As always it's nice to see IBrowse is still being updated.
    • A new version of AMIKIT XE has been released. Just curious... Why the HELL are they not in change of Amiga OS development?
    • amiga-news.de has reported on a project by Jason 'jasonsbeer' Neus and his enhanced replica A2630 expansion CPU board. As always... I support ALL projects that build upon and improve recreating legacy devices!
    • amiga-news.de reports that Linux Kernel 6.6 for AmigaOne X1000/X5000 has been released by Christian 'xeno74' Zigotzky. GREAT JOB!!
    • New event: AmiCamp 2024 in Ilisia, Greece. This looks like a fun way to spend a weekend next April!
    • New event: Interface Kiel in Schwentinental, DE.
    • New event: AmigaWinterTreffen located in Großensee, Germany.

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Can someone turn the damn lights on???
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (30) YTD (840)

      • Welcome to The Official A-MAX Home Page: The Apple Macintosh (c) Emulator for the Amiga (c) personal computer. There is a LOT of stuff in these local pages - I have attempted to make this site one-stop shopping site for A-Max users. The User Page is for want ads or questions to other A-Max users. Come on in, look around, and join in, and please share any A-Max knowledge or experience you have...
      • ShapeShifter - A 68k Mac emulator for AmigaOS: What is ShapeShifter? ShapeShifter is a multitasking Macintosh-II emulator for the Amiga and DraCo computers. It allows to run Macintosh software concurrently to Amiga applications without hardware add-ons or modifications.
      • Basilisk II: What is Basilisk II? Basilisk II is an Open Source 68k Macintosh emulator. That is, it allows you to run 68k MacOS software on your 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. Basilisk II is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
      • Armiga Project {ARCHIVED 06 Nov 2021}: The machine, which we call the Armiga, is a beautiful piece of modern technology. It’s built around a modern Dual Core ARM CPU, that plays together with our custom made floppy controller. This is the key of the machine: We’ve developed our own controller, able of reading Amiga disks, decode them and make them available for executing. Sounds simple, right?. The Armiga aims to emulate both the Amiga 500 with 1MB of RAM and Amiga 1200 with 2MB of RAM as close as possible to the original ones. And for you not to get your hands dirty, fully legal copies of Kickstart 1.3 and 3.1 are provided with every Armiga!
      • Street Fighter 1 Amiga 500: This is my port of street fighter 1 for the Amiga 500 using scorpion engine.
      • AmiAuthenticator: AmiAuthenticator is a 2FA code generator for the Amiga compatible with many sites out there that use 2FA. It generates TOTP (Time based one time passwords) codes using SHA1 or SHA256. Similar (non-Amiga) applications are Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator and FreeOTP. You can use these codes to secure your access to various sites eg GitHub, LastPass, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram.
      • DrawerGenie: DrawerGenie is a commodity for Amiga OS that lets you add basic toolbars to Workbench drawer windows. These give you some simple DOpus-like functionality in Workbench, for example, defining a destination window and sending selected files to it, copying and pasting files, switching view modes, sorting files, packing/unpacking archives and more. File operations show a progress bar, are asynchronous and can be cancelled. DrawerGenie is an entry into the 2023 Amiga Tool Jam in the Commodity category.
      • WhiteboardAGA: {A simple white board program to capture a quick sketch dome with the mouse}
      • Closer: Closer is an incredible new tool, designed to streamline your Amiga Workbench life. Closer will take away the chore of closing windows for you - no more fumbling around, trying to click on that close gadget. Let Closer do it for you! Closer is an entry into the Amiga Tool Jam 2023 in the "Most useless tool" category...
      • SORThodontist: Amiga Tool to help you sort things by your preference
      • c2p.library: c2p.library is a fast lowlevel Amiga shared library for chunky2planar conversion. c2p.library is designed to run the core loop entirely into the CPU instruction cache, resulting a very fast conversion. being a standard Amiga shared library, you can use c2p.library with your favourite development language. c2p.library can convert chunky data in any resolution, up to 2 Mpx. features: convert 8 bit chunky buffer to 1-8 bitplanes planar Bitmap, fully OS compliant, automatic CPU detection to select the best conversion algorithm
      • David Kinder's guide to Adventure downloads at the Interactive Fiction Archive: The Interactive Fiction Archive is the site for the rec.games.int-fiction newsgroup. It's a fascinating place to explore and has a lot of source code and executable programs for 'Adventure,' info on the history of the game, and info on interactive fiction in general. You will probably find a version of 'Adventure' that you can run on your machine here. Thanks to David Kinder, we have this nicely formatted list of all the versions they have available.
      • Canonical List of Commodore Products, Updated 2013-12-08: Last updated: Dec 08th, 2014. Here is the newest edition of the Canonical List of Commodore Products. It 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 conceived and created by Jim Brain (*@*.com). This list is now being maintained by Bo Zimmerman (b...@zimmers.net).
      • AmiBong: Software, Games and Fun for Amiga OS4 {Downloads and high score tracker for: Spencer, Bubble Shooter DX, Swamp Defense (1 & 2), Alinearis, Quartet, M.A.C.E, Tap Jewels, Balance Blox, A Frog Game, Santa's Monster Shootout, Dodge these Balls, Bubbelsche & River Pirates}
      • pt2-clone: ProTracker 2 clone for Windows/macOS/Linux, by 8bitbubsy. Aims to be a highly accurate clone of the classic ProTracker 2.3D software for Amiga. Has additional audio filters and audio mixer improvements to make it sound close to a real Amiga computer.
      • webkitty for AmigaOS 4: This repository is a fork of https://github.com/jacadcaps/webkitty and the work we do here is to port the WebKit GTK to AmigaOS 4 based on the work that was done on MorphOS. This is necessary for building a new up-to-date browser.
      • Emu68-tools: Utilities for your m68k Raspberry Pi: Welcome to my Emu68 companion project. The intention behind Emu68-tools is to separate the software written for the AArch32/AArch64 host and software and tools written for the m68k side of Emu68. The tools include resources, libraries and (in future) small applications which will allow to monitor or control behaviour of Emu68.
      • Project Gemini: Gemini is a new internet technology supporting an electronic library of interconnected text documents. That's not a new idea, but it's not old fashioned either. It's timeless, and deserves tools which treat it as a first class concept, not a vestigial corner case. Gemini isn't about innovation or disruption, it's about providing some respite for those who feel the internet has been disrupted enough already. We're not out to change the world or destroy other technologies. We are out to build a lightweight online space where documents are just documents, in the interests of every reader's privacy, attention and bandwidth.
      • Gemini Browser AmiGemini with Installer: AmiGemini is a browser for AmigaOS that supports the Gemini protocol. Gemini is sort of another http network which is called Gemini. It is heavier than gopher but lighter than the web we all know today. I have been using AmiGemini since the first release and it is therefore very cool to see active development of it.
      • AMI-RGB2VGAULTIMATE: AMI-RGB2VGAULTIMATE is a "revised-revised" RGB to VGA adapter for the Amiga A500-A600-A2000 and A1200-A4000, with unique improvements: Fully buffered Composite HSync and VSync signals. Selectable CSync signal for those lucky guys who own a Sony PVM monitor. Impedance matched inputs and outputs. Fully high quality buffered video signals. Fully filtered spurious input frequencies: no more vertical bars on LCD screens! Four user selectable filter settings: precisely match your display resolution for perfect quality! Smaller than the original 390682-01/03 VGA dongle by commodore
      • DrawerGenie: DrawerGenie is a commodity for Amiga OS that lets you add basic toolbars to Workbench drawer windows. These give you some simple DOpus-like functionality in Workbench, for example, defining a destination window and sending selected files to it, copying and pasting files, switching view modes, sorting files, packing/unpacking archives and more. File operations show a progress bar, are asynchronous and can be cancelled.
      • Alexandre Balaban: {Home page of Alexandre Balaban. Creator of: OS4 CompareDirs, WacomTablet drivers, Ftdp, X1kTemo.docky, OS4 FTP Mount, and more}
      • Norwegians want to make a new Amiga: {Norwegian - translated description} The Amiga X is supposed to be an emulator-based machine that you can have under the TV. Do you miss the old Amiga platform from the 80s? In that case, you are not alone. Norwegian company Emubee has announced Amiga X , an emulator-based Amiga system that is scheduled to come with a number of pre-installed games, and a built-in database that lets you find and download up to 2,200 Amiga classics from the web.
      • Amiga Workbench Demos: Date: 1984-01. Coder: Dale Luck, Robert J. Mical. Info: According to the legend, the Boing Ball demo was written late one night at the Winter CES show in January 1984 by RJ Mical and Dale Luck. At the time it was an amazing achievement that surpassed all current systems of the time. Because the bouncing ball animation was so fast and smooth, attendees did not believe the Amiga prototype was really doing the rendering. Suspecting a trick, they began looking around the booth for a hidden computer or VCR.
      • Amiga Software (Bestandteil der Black-Zone Mailbox CD) {ARCHIVED 1 May 2007}: {Various Amiga Demos: A3000 Demo - Hires, C= Desktop Video Master Picture Show, Demo für Schulen von Studio5 (1988) - OS1.3, Weihnachten 1986 - OS 1.2/68000 CPU, Appetizer Demodiskette, A500 Demo von CBM Niedelande - OS1.3, Amiga Workbench vom 8.12.1987 - OS1.3/1MB, CBM Multitasking-Demo von 1985 - OS1.2/1.3, Amiga 1000 Workbench Demos (ECA) - OS1.2 & Amiga 1000 Musikdemo - OS1.2/1.3.}
      • The Portable A500 Mini and How It Ended Up in a Pub: The A500 Mini is a nifty recreated retro computer that can be made to run any classic Amiga software. Here's how to turn it into a portable device using an Android tablet as a screen to bring it to the pub for field-testing. And I shot a video doing it! Let me show you, it's fun.
      • CHAL: {Polish: Covering AmyParty events and more}
      • Amiga Hardware Ideas: This is now completely obsolete but I've left it here as it contains quite a few ideas some of which may still be relevant. N.B. 28th November 1998. After placing my last set of designs on the web I had some comments from Dave Haynie which I kept in mind when I decided to redesign them. I then sent the new designs to the head of Gateway 2000 to see what they thought in early June 1997. I didn't get any response unfortunately so rather than leaving my designs sitting around my Hard Disc I'm now placing them on the Web.
      • Amiga PS/2 Mouse Adapter: PIC based PS/2 to Amiga Mouse. Properly functioning Amiga compatible mouses have naturally become quite rare these days. Consequently, ways are needed to make standard mouses usable for the Amiga. One variant I applied in the 90s was to put the Amiga mouse PCB inside a PC mouse. Another choice for the protocol conversion task are the popular microcontrollers. The best adapter I found so far is the PIC MCU based approach by Denis Sotchenko (http://ps2m.sotchenko.ru/). While many other Amiga hardware projects are available for purchase only, this one is completely open source. Practically all current mouses come along with a USB plug. As I didn't want to incorporate an additional adapter, I directly soldered a USB-A-Socket instead of the PS/2 to my PCB. The mouse protocol is of course still PS/2 in this case and needs to be supported by the particular mouse.
      • Amiga PS/2 Wheel Mouse Controller {ARCHIVED 29 Apr 2007}: RS-232C mice were accessible for Amiga users - there was some software drivers and hardware controllers. But it is not good solution because of described above. PS/2 mice were not accessible on Amiga at very long time - but this time now is in the past. PS/2 mouse can work on Amiga with my controller too well as works native Amiga mouse. But you can ask - why you will do my controller, if your Amiga mouse works similarily?

    31 Oct 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! After 21 years look who has returned... AMIGAMAN!! Older... FATTER... and a bit grayer... Here to fight for hardest hardware, the softest software and the BEST damn OS this side of the galactic multiverse! ;-)




    Happy Halloween from Amigaman!!! (2002 & 2023)


    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Standing by to stand by...
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (30) YTD (810)

      • Gateway buys bankrupt Amiga : Gateway 2000 (GATE) today announced plans to acquire former multimedia leader and currently bankrupt Amiga Technologies. Gateway believes the acquisition of the German company, an early groundbreaker in multimedia technology, combining computer graphics, animation, and film sequences with stereo sound, will bolster its position with intellectual property and improve its stake in emerging technologies, while rescuing the company from liquidation.
      • Gateway 2000 Acquires Amiga Technologies: Amiga pulled from the ashes of bankrupt ESCOM. After what sometimes seemed like an infinite delay, the latest chapter in the Amiga saga has finally come to an end, or perhaps more accurately, a transition. Gateway 2000, a major US PC manufacturer, has made an offer to acquire the assets of Amiga Technologies, and the future, if nothing else, is wide open. For any who may not have seen it, here, once again, unaltered, is the press release from March 27th, 1997.
      • Picasso Mailing List Questions & Answers {ARCHIVED 03 Mar 2000}: If you have questions relating in some way to the Picasso board, you may find an answer below. If you do not find the answer, please ask on the Picasso Mailing List (see Using the Picasso Mailing List below.) If your question is relevant to others, I will -- provided I find the time -- add the question and answer to this list.
      • Amiga Fans Buoyed by Pending Gateway Deal {ARCHIVED 06 Dec 1998}: Amiga enthusiasts are keeping their fingers crossed now that a German bankruptcy court has accepted an offer by Gateway 2000 to buy the assets of Amiga Technologies, which fell on hard times last year after pioneering multimedia applications for computers. "Amiga has been in limbo for a long time," Dale Larson, president of Intangible Assets Manufacturing, said Friday. "Users of Amiga computers have been tearing their hair out." IAM produces a variety of products for the Amiga platform. "Gateway has a lot of resources and they have a management that understands technology," Larson said. "If they apply these things to Amiga, it can only be a good thing."
      • Intangible Assets Manufacturing (IAM) {ARCHIVED 29 Jan 1997}: {homepage of IAM founded by ex-Commodore Engineer Dale L. Larson. MRBackup 2.5, backup your Amiga harddrives to floppy or tape. MegaBall4 is the classic Amiga game in a huge new commercial package with loads of new features. Connect Your Amiga! A Guide to the Internet, LANs, BBSs and Online Services the critically acclaimed book about Amiga networking and telecommunications, updated for 1996. A set of eight freely redistributable disks to help you Connect Your Amiga! Amiga Envoy peer-to-peer networking software. The Deathbed Vigil and other tales of digital angst a highly-rated film by the famous engineer Dave Haynie. DiskSalv4, the new and improved version of the Amiga disk tools you've always loved. Available only in industrial strength. A cool Amiga T-shirt. An even cooler Amiga T-shirt ("I Have MegaBalls"). The coolest Amiga T-Shirt: The DeathBed Vigil Shirt (complete with loads of Amiga Engineer signatures) & DICE integrated C development environment for the Amiga.}
      • Amiga's New Parent Company {ARCHIVED 02 Feb 1999}: April 2, 1997 - Dr. Amiga chats with Gateway's COO Rick Snyder
      • HD-Zone: Welcome to HD-Zone! You can download and register the Remote Desktop client for Amiga compatible systems!
      • Remote Desktop Clients: The Remote Desktop client allows computers running the MorphOS, Amiga OS4, or Amiga 68K or compatible Operating System to connect to Microsoft Windows XP Pro, 2000 Server (with Terminal Services), Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista (Business/Ultimate/Enterprise) and Windows 7 Beta for remote management and operability. It allows the user to fully use the remote computer from any location - as long as both machines are online and remote desktop has been enabled on the Windows host.
      • Amithlon Kernel Information: Below you can download updated Kernels for Amithlon and the associated Drivers. Note: these kernels were written by Gary Colville. I take no responsilibity for them at all. I am only providing them for download. Please visit his web page and make sure you make a donation to him!
      • KAffe: This is "Kaffe", a virtual machine which allows the execution of Java code. {Amiga M68k version}
      • Amiga - the love affair that won't end {ARCHIVED 16 Jan 1998}: IN CLOSETS all over the country, they lurk ready to strike back. Behind old football trophies, under dirty washing, wedged between long-discarded hockey sticks and Thompson Twins vinyl albums, they wait. The Commodore Amiga is set for a revival if the diehard users who have kept the flame alight for the last few years have their way. The recent acquisition of the Amiga technology by Fortune 500 company Gateway2000 has made Amigans, long the outcasts of the computing world dare to hope. Hope that the system they have devoted so much time and energy to will be resurrected.
      • Ottawa Amiga Show 2002: Mini report of the 2002 Ottawa Amiga Show in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
      • Amiga 98 - St.Louis USA.: {Report of the 1998 Amiga 98 show March 13-15, 1998 in St. Louis, USA}
      • Amiga 4000T and A4000-060 Accelerator: I had the opportunity recently to acquire a new Amiga 4000T/060. When I opened the box I was surprised to find a previously unknown (to me) 68060 accelerator...see the unboxing below. I will follow up shortly with more information and benchmarks... {Has pictures of the manual}
      • 68060 Comparison Chart: This chart is an attempt to help the AMIGA user in a (now used) purchasing decision. {Quikpak 4060T, 4000-060 XP, Phase 5 Cyberstorm MK-2, GVP-M T-Rexx II, Phase 5 Cyberstorm MK-3, ACT Apollo 3/4060, Phase 5 Blizzard 1260, DKB Wildfire 060, GVP A2000 060 & Phase 5 Blizzard 2060}
      • Amiga ECS and the deception of: “Read my lips – no new chips”: As we all know, the Amiga was a marvellous machine that, upon its introduction, brought about a real revolution in all fields: from the fabulous chipset that gave us graphics and sound never seen before in the consumer field, to the extremely fast multitasking OS with a practical and simple graphical interface that relieved us from typing abstruse commands. Unfortunately, Commodore did not know how to capitalise on the incredible technological advantage it had in its hands, and preferred to play it cool by procrastinating its development and evolution for several years, lulled by the enormous distance that the competition of the time was in.
      • A Complete Report On Amiga38: Always wanted to go to an Amiga event but never had the chance? Are you an addicted but just missed this one by this much? Read our complete report and find yourself at home.
      • The Draco Compiler, etc.: This page contains .ZIP archives of much of my Amiga work done in Draco. This stuff can be run on many systems (e.g. Linux and Windows) using UAE, the Universal Amiga Emulator, available online. My Ubuntu-based Linux distribution includes it, ready for installation. To use it, you will need an Amiga ROM and system disk, which are available for a small fee at: amigaforever.com. I purchased their Android version, and copied the needed images from there to my Linux system. More information on the Draco compiler, etc. can be seen on my CP/M archives page. The Amiga version generates code for the Motorola MC68000 processor instead of the Intel 8080 processor, of course.
      • Amiga Software and Hardware hacks: Below are a few of my Amiga hacks. I intend to continue the development of these eventually, but currently time is not at hand. If you have suggestions or comments about the programs don't hesitate to send them to me. To the right you can find links to some hardware hacks I have collected. Some are my own design, others are from the Aminet.
      • Amiga Schematics and Manuals {ARCHIVED 25 Jul 2011}: Amiga Schematics and Manuals {Lots of schematics and manuals to be found here}
      • The Big Old Chip List Amiga Custom Chips {ARCHIVED x13 Feb 2005}: Way back in 1989, when I worked for one of the many CBM divisions, I kept a paper that had a list of custom chips that I ran across in my work. The list got a lot of requests and kept growing. When CBM went under I moved the list over to AmigaGuide. It is a simple idea. It is a AmigaGuide sorted by the chip name and its function. Within that there is information on the full chip name, CBM Part Number and Machines used in. The guide covers machines from A500 to A4000T (and AA3000/A3000+) and CDTV(II) to CD32. OCS to AAA chipsets. Cards such as Gemini & A2631.
      • Distributed Amiga: The Amiga RC5 Team effort/Distributed Amiga focuses on exposure for the Amiga and the enthusiasm and loyalty which the Amiga community is known for. It's not about winning, but the fun of participation, and showing that the underdog can have a set of sharp teeth :) {Currently ranked # 6 in the RC5-72 challenge}
      • AMIGAworld: We are still alive! Running AmigaOS and MorphOS on the Motorola 680x0 and PowerPC Family {Currently ranked # 180 in the RC5-72 challenge}
      • eXretro Amiga Gallery: Images of various Amiga hardware. All images photographed by me [eXeler0]. {lots of pictures. Amiga computers & consoles: Variious shots of cases etc 68 images, Motherboards_and_Custom_Chips: 61 images, Accelerators_and_CPUs: 67 images, Keyboards: 20 images, Peripherals: 15 images, Software_and_OS: 19 images, Scans of old Articles and Ads: 29 images, Gallery of Amiga 3d renders: 7 images & Misc: 77 images}
      • Amiga Indie Hardware Projects Wiki - Start Page: Welcome to this DokuWiki page where we (the Amiga community) help each other to create a good and up to date listing of ongoing indie Amiga hardware projects. Amiga in 2021 is still very much alive and it is actually quite remarkable how many new things are still being produced by hardware enthusiasts.
      • SDI's main page: {pages for: xad-master, xpk-master, BinHex, GetCRC, GrabKick, HunkFunc, MakeMountList, ProcessIcon, reko.datatype, xfdmaster.library and many more programs!}
      • RekoNet home page: {Cardsets database for the Reko card game. Some will work with Klondike AGA.}
      • The PARNET Page: Welcome to the PARNET Page. PARNET is a PARALLEL PORT Amiga-Amiga Network, effectively letting you have a gateway between 2 Amigas, copy & run files, and using PNetkeys, emulate using the mouse and keyboard on the remote machine.
      • The J-Net Home Page: J-Net is a PARALLEL C64 - Amiga network, effectively letting you have a C= 64 Hard drive, or copy files from your Amiga to a C64/1541. It is much less expensive than a CMD, and is as expandable as your Amiga!
      • The Commodore Billboard: Why another Commodore oriented web site you might ask? Find out more about the concept of The Commodore Billboard, and the intentions of preserving marketing material from some of the most popular machines from the early days of computing. Brochures: In this section you'll find many official brochures that were available at Commodore retailers during the eighties and early nineties. Commercials: Here you'll find tons of genuine Commodore TV-commercials, radio commercials, promotional videos and much more. Miscellaneous: Commodore sponsorships, exhibition adverts and promotional items.

    25 Oct 23

    Today's Highlights
      - It's never easy to say goodbye... You were one heck of a good little buddy!


    We LOVE you Cali!!


    24 Oct 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! I wish I could say turning 22 feels different than turning 21 but to be honest it doesn't. Regardless I'm glad we're still here!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Seriously... We just had the two largest Amiga events of the year and there's nothing new to report??? WHY????
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (30) YTD (780)

      • FF OSD: On Screen Display for FlashFloppy: On Screen Display and keyboard controller for FlashFloppy. Send FlashFloppy output to your computer's video display. Control FlashFloppy via your Amiga keyboard (optional). FF OSD also emulates the popular LCD I2C interface, allowing connection to a wider range of hardware which traditionally uses an LCD.
      • CompetitionProStarMini: A replacement PCB for the Competition Pro Mini and Pro Star Mini (with autofire) Joysticks to easily replace failing microswitches with modern parts.
      • AmiPET: A simple Arduino Shield which offers the possibility to use Amiga keyboards on Commodore PET computers. It uses the Arduino to communicate with an Amiga keyboard and control a M3493B2 Crosspoint to switch the PET keyboard matrix.
      • World of Commodore 2023: Welcome to World of Commodore 2023. As always our Speakers, Exhibitors, and Vendors are an integral part of the event. Please join us for our captivating presentations, great community discussion, exhibits, products, services, the freebie table, and more!
      • SpriteSplitter: Simple QoL tool for splitting a spritesheet image into separate images to be used in Scorpion Engine. This allows user to save time when updating spritesheets by automating this process.
      • Denise: Amiga compatible home computer system PCB/DIY High quality TG-155/ENIG PCB. Denise is more than just another reverse engineered Commodore Amiga© Clone. She's a work of art, just like the original. Her anonymous Swedish creator has worked on the design in his spare time for over ten years. There is no exact match but Denise can easiest be described as a compact A500+ compatible motherboard with two Zorro2 slots and a few additional features.
      • You Can Now Order A Brand-New Amiga PCB: The Commodore 64 has been pulled apart, reverse engineered, replicated, and improved upon to no end over the last four decades or so. The Amiga 500 has had less attention, in part due to its greater level of sophistication. However, you can now order a brand-new Amiga-compatible PCB if you’re looking to put together a machine from surplus parts. The design is known as Denise, and is apparently the work of an anonymous Swedish designer according to the Tindie listing. It’s not a direct replica of any one Amiga machine. Instead, it’s best described as “a compact A500+ compatible motherboard with two Zorro2 slots and a few additional features.”
      • amiga-DSKRDY: This is a small mod board that will provide a DSKRDY signal for drives which don't have one - commonly the case with "PC" disk drives. Often there are modifications out there which claim to provide a !DSKRDY signal, but they are not actually proper !DSKRDY signals... this can cause issues with some disk routines and will show up as an issue in Amiga Test Kit, for example.
      • The Xena Research Project: In this series of articles, I will be documenting my research into the Xena chip and its integration with the new Xorro expansion slot. Along the way, I hope to shed some light on the potential power of this unique creation opportunity that A-EON has brought to its latest line of AmigaONE computers, and to demonstrate how you can utilize it to create your own software and/or hardware projects.
      • Amiga ASCII art: In my thesis, I study Amiga ASCII text art. Amiga ASCII is a form of text art where the composition of letter characters set in the Amiga computer's font forms a two-dimensional representation or image. The Amiga scene is a subculture of computer enthusiasts that was popular in the 1990s. At its core are the logos and other visual materials created for BBS systems and the competitive rivalry among artists who create text art over their image-making prowess.
      • Console5.com: {Listings for **ALL** their Commodore repair parts. Amiga and 8 Bit. Lots of capacitor replacement kits and more to be found here}
      • Restored Amiga 500 Is Blue – And Glows In The Dark: Few things are as satisfying to watch as a good retrocomputer restoration project – we’re always happy to see someone bring a rusty old Commodore, Apple or Atari back to life. The goal is typically to get the machine as close to its original state as possible, except for perhaps a few non-intrusive mods like memory upgrades. [Drygol] however, had already done this so many times that he thought it was time to take a different route for once, and apply some creativity to an old Amiga 500 case. Originalists may shudder, but we quite like his funky blue-and-yellow A500 mod.
      • Scratch Built Amiga 2000 Stacks Up The Mods: Around these parts, we most often associate [Drygol] with his incredible ability to bring damaged or even destroyed vintage computers back to life with a seemingly endless bag of repair and restoration techniques. But this time around, at the request of fellow retro aficionado [MrTrinsic], he was given a special assignment — to not only build a new Amiga 2000 from scratch, but to pack it with so many mods that just physically fitting them into the case would be a challenge in itself.
      • The Linux/m68k Home Pages: What is Linux/m68k? Linux/m68k is the port of the Linux operating system to run on systems using Motorola's 68020, 68030, 68040 and 68060 microprocessors. Linux/m68k, like other Linux ports, is source compatible with Linux on other platforms. Current releases of the m68k kernel are stable on the Amiga, Atari, many Apple Macintosh models, and several VMEbus single-board computers from BVM, Motorola and Tadpole. In addition, ports are underway (with varying levels of progress) to the HP 9000/300 series, the NeXT workstation (black hardware), the Q40 and Q60, and Sun 3 series workstations.
      • Tech Blog – 8520 Complex Interface Adapter Specification: Description/Part #318029-01. The complex interface adapter (CIA) is a 65xx Bus compatible peripherial interface device with extremely flexible timing and I/O capabilities. See Figure 2 for block diagram.
      • RastPort: RastPort designs and manufactures accesories and expansions for Amiga computers. KA59 – Mechanical keyboard (A1200), KA02 – External PCMCIA adapter (A1200), KA12 – Serial port MIDI interface (all), KA21 – Hardware Gayle reset fix (A1200), KA37 – Angle PCMCIA connector 90° (A600/1200), KA47 – Single port IDE adapter for SD2IDE converter, (A600/1200), KA60 – Dual port (2.5"/3.5") IDE adapter for SD2IDE converter (A600/1200)
      • Amiga, Assembler and System: Most of assembler programming courses for Amiga ignore its operating system and ways of using it. Authors pay attention to using the CPU and chipset directly via their hardware registers, bypassing the OS. It is often unavoidable when writing games or scene demos, because it is the fastest way. On the other hand the operating system can save a lot of work when writing application programs. Some of OS features may be also useful in a game or demo.
      • UF Project – Unicode Bitmap Font Engine: The aim of UF Project is to create a simple engine for Amiga to display Unicode text using bitmap fonts. Note that I'm not going to introduce Unicode system-wide. Only applications explicitly using the engine will have Unicode capabilities. Rationale. Why bitmap, while we have TrueType? – Vector fonts are nice, but: Look bad in low resolutions on palette based screens. TrueType hinting helps, but modern fonts are usually not hinted. Require more CPU power and memory. Bitmap Unicode fonts may be used even on bare Amiga 500.
      • Joker Archiv: {German} What a time it was when Michael Labiner ran the Joker publishing house and the PC Joker and the Amiga Joker were published every month. Unfortunately, both magazines went bankrupt and at some point the publisher did too. About 2 years later a new PC Joker was released with a new cast (new publisher)! Unfortunately, this joker was only alive for a little less than a year. This website is dedicated to these 3 magazines, the editorial teams and everything around them! You will also find many complete editions of the Amiga & PC Joker as well as the special issues. Have fun reading and reminiscing!
      • The Small Web: Gopher, Gemini & Spartan: {Presentation by Karl Jeacle for Amiga Ireland 2023}
      • Introduction to VBCC and Cross Compliation: {Presentation by KArl Jeacle for Amiga Ireland 2023}
      • Java and the Amiga: Karl Jeacle. June 1997. Spring 1995 saw the launch of Sun Microsystems' new portable programming language, Java. It took some time before multi-platform support became available, and it established itself as a technology which could bring interactivity to the WWW. Two years later, Java is still a buzzword in the computing magazines, and people are starting to realise that it has potential to do a lot more than just run "applets" on web pages.
      • Finale Development {ARCHIVED 25 Apr 2000}: Welcome to Finale Development's home on the world wide web. Finale Development is an up and coming developer that specilizes in applications for the Amiga line of computers. From its flagship browser Finale Web Cruiser to the ClassAct GUI development environment, Finale Development is pushing the limits of software to new heights on the Amiga! NewYork: Powerful NNTP news reader for the Amiga, ClassAct:BOOPSI Graphical User Interface development, Voodoo: The best e-mail program for any platform!, Digital Quill: Very user friendly text editor for the Amiga, WebFTP: Revolutionary web site management! Finale Web Cruiser: Development Suspended & MOca JVM: Development Suspended
      • Jay Minser Society for the Advancement of Personal Computing {ARCHIVED 19 May 2000}: The Jay Miner Society is an organization dedicated to the fostering of the spirit of the the Amiga. Working to the philosophy of Excellence through Simplicity, we are a user organization that has decided to finally take control of its own platform in order to guarantee its future. Our motto: we are the Amiga!
      • Run Java On An Amiga: In the modern world, we take certain tools for granted. High-level programming languages such as C or Python haven’t been around that long in the grand scheme of things, and Java has only existed since the ’90s. Getting these tools working on machines that predate them is more of a challenge than anything, and [Michael Kohn] was more than willing to tackle this one. He recently got Java running on a Commodore Amiga.
      • Amiga Java: Since Java Grinder (a Java byte-code compiler) already supports the Motorola 68000 CPU with the Sega Genesis I figured it shouldn't be too hard to extend the MC68000.cxx class to support the Commodore Amiga computer. More specifically, the original Amiga 1000.
      • Amiga Fast File System Recovery (affs): Amiga Recovery is a program that can read Amiga Fast Filesystem (AFFS) disk images and recover files off of them. I originally called this program Amiga Explorer but recently changed it because the name conflicted with another project. Next time I'll Google for the name first :).
      • Geek Gadgets {ARCHIVED 02 Jun 2004}: Geek Gadgets (GG) is a project organized by Cronus to produce and support AmigaOS and BeOS ports of dozens of the most popular development tools and utilities from the Free Software Foundation (FSF), BSD and other sources. Geek Gadgets provides virtually all the tools you need to get started programming on these platforms, including C, C++, Fortran, and ADA compilers, assembler, linker, EMACS editor, "make", source code control systems (rcs & cvs), text and file utilities, GNU debugger, text formatters (groff & TeX) and many more. It also provides a port of the X Window System (X11 R6.3). Have a look at the list of available packages for details.
      • World Wide Walrus - The Amiga Computer {ARCHIVED 25 Apr 1997}: {Nice History page about the Amiga}
      • News of the Amiga Computer {ARCHIVED 25 Apr 1997}: EXTRA! EXTRA! On March 27, 1997 Gateway 2000 (one of the largest U.S. based Intel clone manufacturers) officially purchased all rights to the technology and intellectual properties of the Amiga computer! Initial electronic press releases are short but promising: Rick Snyder, president and CEO of Gateway 2000 states that the "aquisition is good news for Gateway and customers of AMIGA," and that it will "strengthen [Gateway's] intellectual property position and invigorate a company that has been a pioneer in multimedia solutions and operating systems technology." Petro Tyschtschenko, who will remain president of the renamed Amiga International said that "Gateway 2000 will give us new life and energy for the future."

    19 Oct 23

    Today's Highlights
      - Happy 22nd Birthday AmigaSource!!


    Good things are coming!!


    16 Oct 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! We are one more week closer to the GRAND RELAUNCH of AmigaSource.com. I'm getting excited... Now onto the more important news...

    Since last time we spoke a few big events have happened. First was the successful Amiga38. For more information about what happened, in German, watch this video. The next event was AmiWest 2023. Here are a few interesting takeaways and some pictures.

      First was Solie's Multicore ExecSG presentation. I don't know about you but it's always interesting to see this still in development while everyday that passes we are still no closer to a clear road map for the 3.x or 4.x operating systems. Regardless PLEASE keep up the GREAT WORK!! Second was more on the A600GS. Apparently there are two models planned coming with either 2-4GB memory, 64-128GB storage, (2) 9 pin D-Sub ports (or not), a joypad & mouse, HDMI, ethernet & USB. Can't wait to read the reviews! In the meantime here are some pictures to tie you over until it arrives.

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • How in the world have I **not** heard of HstWB Installer earlier???
    • The migration is official. AROS World is the 'new' home for AROS-EXEC.
    • On 19 Oct 23 @ 7:30 EST the Toronto PET Users Group will be hosting a zoom meeting with Albert Charpentier. Albert was the Vice President of Engineering at Commodore Computers where he led the development team responsible for the C64 and was the co-designer of the C64's fabulous VIC-II video chip. I know I'll try to be on-line for this!
    • New issue: Komoda & Amiga Plus #23 has been published (I'm a bit late on this one...)
    • New issue: AMI Tech-Gazette #5 has been published
    • New Disk Mag: AMIGA RULES German and English #1 has been published
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - "Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'. You gotta have somethin' if you wanna be with me." - Nothing From Nothing by Billy Preston
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (30) YTD (750)

      • HstWB Installer for Classic Amiga: Automated installation of Amiga OS 3.9, 3.2, 3.1.4, 3.1, Kickstart roms and packages for Classic Amiga. HstWB Installer is an application, which can automate installation of Amiga OS, Kickstart roms and packages with additional content. Creating new harddrive images for Classic Amiga and installing Amiga OS, Kickstart roms, ClassicWB, WHDLoad games and demos properly can be a cumbersome task unless you spend a lot of time figuring out how this is done step by step. This is where HstWB Installer comes to aid and can help simplifying installations and make it possible for almost anyone to do with very little knowledge about Amiga.
      • Tutorial: Writing an Amiga GUI program in C: Edwin van den Oosterkamp has already dedicated two books to programming on the Amiga: "Classic AmigaOS Programming - An introduction" is an introduction to programming the AmigaOS in C and assembler. The target group are programmers without Amiga experience, or former Amiga programmers who want to develop for the Amiga again after a longer break. "Bare Metal Amiga Programming" goes into the programming of the hardware bypassing the operating system. We invited the programmer to show how to get started with C programming by means of a concrete example and say thank you very much for the following instructions.
      • Classic AmigaOS Programming: An introduction (Amiga Programming): This book provides an introduction into the programming of the classic AmigaOS using C as well as assembly language. It is aimed at programmers who have not programmed for the Amiga before as well as programmers who did this years ago and would like a refresher before diving back in. A general knowledge of computer programming is therefore assumed. By ing Edwin Th van den Oosterkamp
      • Bare-Metal Amiga Programming: For OCS, ECS and AGA: This book is about programming the Commodore Amiga hardware directly, bypassing AmigaOS. It covers all three chipset versions released by Commodore: OCS, ECS and AGA. Each of the sub systems has its own chapter that explains the workings and provides a number of examples. Amongst the subjects covered are the audio hardware, the Copper, the Blitter, sprites and playfields. This book also covers using the disk controller as well as interfacing with joysticks, paddles, mice and the keyboard. By ing Edwin Th van den Oosterkamp
      • AROS World Exec: AROS Exec Lives on in the belly of AROS World. You can access it by browsing to: https://ae.arosworld.org. Right now it's locked for writing/posting/creating any new content. Only Administrators can make changes at this time.
      • All threads related to the AROS distribution AROS One: All threads related to the AROS distribution AROS One
      • Five times ‘The Simpsons’ featured the Commodore Amiga computer: The Amiga computer made several appearances and references in “The Simpsons,” a popular animated TV show known for its humor, cultural references, and pop culture nods. Throughout its long run, “The Simpsons” featured a few episodes and moments that involved Amiga-related content or mentions. While “The Simpsons” did not heavily feature the Amiga computer, the show’s occasional references to the iconic computer system demonstrate its cultural impact and popularity during the 1990s.
      • CRT Monitor changing color when I rotate it? WTF?": {Thread @ arcadecontrols.com discussing issues when a CRT is rotated.}
      • Turrican II: This is a free and unofficial remake of the PC-DOS version of Turrican 2 for the Amiga. Not associated with Factor 5 in any way. Not to be sold. The best way to play the PC version of Turrican 2 is on an Amiga!
      • Voxel Amiga Shop: This site is under construction, come back from time to time to see it's progress :-) However, all (except X-1000 for now) stuff is pictured (and more) is available for sale, ask us !
      • Announcing new product: Amiga External Floppy Adapter: Retronic Design just released a new version of its Amiga External Floppy Adapter. We decided to build a batch of our open source design because of its termendous success! This board allow to connect all type of floppy drives to the Amiga external D-Sub 23 floppy connector; Original Amiga “Shugart” drive, Gotek floppy drive emulator, IBM-PC floppy drive (720K and 1.44M). It can operate as DF1, DF2 or DF3, jumper selectable. Onboard logic makes all drive to be seen as 880K standard Amiga floppy drives.
      • Hombre AMI<>PC software package: In a nutshell, Hombre is a collection of utilities aimed at users of low end Amiga models (like the A500) who want to transfer files from their PCs. It is both versatile and easy to use. All the software crammed onto the disk comes from legal sources and can be freely distributed (this compilation is NOT for sale). The major change in Hombre v1.01 is the addition of ProNet that lets you access Amiga's drives via WinUAE running on your PC (sort of like DNet from the previous version but works with later kickstart revisions. I've been using it with the ClassicWB P96 pack which has ProNet pre-installed).
      • Mixel's Lab Dev & Things: {Mixelslab's Amiga Stuff section}
      • A500 Mini Hacks / Mods": {Thread @ English Amiga Board discussing various A500 Mini Hacks / Mods}
      • Amiga to Modern Display: So you got yourself an old Amiga and you want to dive in. But ... you don't have an old CRT monitor anymore so ... How do you connect your Amiga to a modern display? You've got a few options.
      • The Begining: A Game Engine: Andrew Braybrook talks about his time developing games and his AMP game engine. He is known for the Amiga games Uridium2, Rainbow Island, Paranoid 90, Fire & Ice and others such as Cobol (Dalek Hunt), Dragon 32 (3D Space Wars), C=64 (Lunnattack!, Gribbly`s Day Out) & PC (Monster Molecules), and various other systems throughout the years.
      • Wazp3D: Wazp3D is a library intended to be compatible with the famous Warp3D.library for AmigaOS 68040. MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES. Compatible with the famous Warp3D.library for AmigaOS, StormMesa compatibility, The 97 functions from the latest Warp3D.library v5 are presents :-), Sources included (...so Wazp3D has been ported to AROS), Software only (=slow) : no need to have 3D hardware, Work in UAE so can serve to test your 3D softwares inside UAE, Wazp3D can lie and pretend to have a "perfect hardware driver" so the 3D-softwares will not fail due to a lacking feature, Full Documentation, faq and grabs at http://thellier.free.fr/Wazp3D.htm {and much more}
      • Kaico Edition Open Source Scan Converter OSSC 1.6 and Free Random Colour Case: It’s finally here! The ultimate lag-free retro gaming linedoubler and processor hits the market. Now there’s an affordable way to use your retro consoles on your PC monitor or TV in perfect quality. No more bad upscaling, no more interlacing artefacts, no more high input lag, the OSSC is a dream for retro gamers and collectors! WHAT DOES IT DO? Processes (line doubles) retro games with NO input lag, Eliminates ugly deinterlacing artefacts and bad scaling, Converts SCART and Component to DVI/HDMI, Convert VGA to DVI/HDMI {& more...}
      • COMMODORE POSTER: The "The History of Commodore Computers" poster is the culmination of three years of work and research. The Commodore systems have been professionally photographed specifically for this poster and the photos appear nowhere else. This poster is ideal for any vintage computer fan, Commodore Computer collector, classic or vintage memorabilia display. This is a limited edition poster and will not be re-printed! Poster includes hi-resolution images of rare and hard-to-find systems including the KIM 1, PET 2001, PET 4016, PET 8032, VIC-20, C-64, C-64C, SX-64, C-128, C-128D, B-128, CBM 256-80, P-500, Plus/4, C-16, C-116, VC-20, Amiga 500, and selected diskette drives.
      • RGBtoHDMI: The RGBtoHDMI interface converts the "digital" RGB video signal from vintage computers like the BBC Micro or PC MDA/CGA/EGA to HDMI or DVI compatible with most modern TVs/Monitors. The interface comprises a Raspberry Pi Zero and a specially designed Hat containing a small CPLD. Custom firmware on the Raspberry Pi, in conjunction with the CPLD, is able to correctly sample each of the supported video modes to give a pixel-perfect rendition. The HDMI output is locked to the input so there are no frame drops, repeats or tears and it also has low lag of around 4 milliseconds (less than a quarter of a frame - see Lag Measurement)
      • Driving DOpus: Today I show you how to configure a drive button in Directory Opus 4. Very simple to do
      • AMIGA RULEZ: (German & English) What is Amiga Rulez? AMIGA RULEZ is a quarterly magazine on diskette (Disk-Mag, .adf) The magazine is free and is filled with your own and guest contributions. The aim of the magazine is to share information and opinions in a relaxed style of a disk mag from the 90s. The first edition was actually available on floppy disk on October 7th, 2023 for the Amiga38 (www.amiga-event.de). For everyone who couldn't be there, the image is available here as an .adf file for download. All other editions also appear as .adf.
      • A600GS: This page provides information repository about the A600GS computer from AmigaKit Ltd. br>
      • A600 GS: {The official AmiKit web page for the A600GS. At this time there is nothing else there except the home page}
      • Amiga Buffered VGA Adaptor: This VGA buffered adaptor uses a SN74HCT08PWR to keep the size down (and stay true to the original Commodore design). You will also need a DB23 female solder cup connector and a VGA PCB mount connector (and a capacitor). This is a replacement for the original 390682-01
      • AMI*RGB2VGA: AMI*RGB2VGA is a functional replacement / alternative to the 390682-01/03 VGA dongle which came with A4000. This adaptor is also knows as "synch dongle" because it does not process rgb analog signals in any way, passing them unchanged fron the Amiga db23 video port to the vga monitor input. A zillion of similar solutions exist, being the circuit trivially simple; what it makes AMI*RGB2VGA different from others is the capability of hosting up to four different buffer chips, each one of them behaving in a subtle different manner towards the final video render appearance on modern lcd monitors. Users can populate the board with any of the chips, activate the one which offers the best video quality according their personal taste, and change it at any time with great ease.
      • ATX power adaptors: ATX power adaptors for the Amiga and other retro computers. Allows easy access to an ATX replacement supply. The +5V, +12V and -12C supplies are available on screw terminal connectors for easy retro fit. The Multi-purpose design can also supply -5V, the 50/60Hz tick signal and a Power_good signal. {ATX adapter}
      • Bluster - A2000 CPLD Buster replacment: CPLD Replacement for A2000 Buster
      • Diet Agnus A500+ 8372A Adapter: Adapter to fit the older 1MB Agnus to the A500+ . The 8375 Agnus needed for Amiga 500+ is getting expensive and scarce so this adapter is designed to allow you to fit the much more common 8372A and other 1MB Agnuses from the A500 It also has the ability to take 1MB of DRAM on board instead of the harder to source DIP20 DRAMs needed for an Amiga
      • Amiga Dueottosei: Amiga Dueottosei (twoeightsix in Italian) is a clone of Vortex ATonce Plus, an PC AT Emulator board for Amiga 500

    05 Oct 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! V2.0 of Amigasource is moving right along. Most of the side tables have been recreated, the news page is functional, and the **best part** the Admin Console is actually being worked on! I can not tell you how happy it makes me to think I will no longer have to edit raw html and use PHPMyAdmin to update tables ever again.... At least for 98+% of my daily Admin interactions.

       STOP THE PRESSES!!! Just saw this news article over at another of my favorite websites/e-magazines (Vintage is the New Old Glad to see you're back too!!) that Commodore Free has returned! So hop on over to Commodore Free, show them some support and stand by for the next issue!

       Happy side note... I just passed the 700 year to date link mark (720 to be exact) and boy is it inspiring to still see all the creativity and passion in our little community. At this pace I will pass the 1000 link mark by the end of the year!!

       I have have some GREAT ideas planned for the future of this site and and regardless of who drops by or not I'm happy doing what I do! So stand by as we get get ready for year 22!!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - So the way it's looking right now my site will be completed before the legal drama... And I gave them a 22 year head start! lol
    Today's Theme
      - A lot of random links... Plus a few from Ian Stedman and some from github too,.

      New Links (30) YTD (720)

      • NallePuh: Paula audio and CIAA/CIAB emulation for AmigaOS. It's a hack that intercepts some custom chip register accesses and turns them into AHI function calls.
      • Working with Amiga Floppy Disks in Historical Video Game Research: Like most humanity scholars and historians, we work with historical materials that we compile into a corpus. How does this approach apply to researching digital-born media, such as video games designed for the Amiga computing system? When inquiring older digital games, the question of authenticity1 quickly arises. Playing a game is an integral part in my research process. Even if just briefly, I want to be in the feedback loop created by myself, the machine and the game. It helps me get a feeling for the game at hand and what it might encompass.
      • Furnace (chiptune tracker): a multi-system chiptune tracker compatible with DefleMask modules.. A large selection of sound chips: Yamaha FM chips: {...}, square wave chips: {...}, Commodore VIC used in the VIC-20, {...}, sample chips: {...}, Amiga, {...}, wavetable chips: {...}, NES {...}, SID (6581/8580) used in Commodore 64, {...}, Commodore PET, TED used in Commodore Plus/4, mix and match sound chips, wavetable synthesizer, MIDI input support {and much much more!}
      • Library EGL_wrapper for OpenGLES 2.0 : INTRO: This library was designed as an all-in-one system to be able to make games and to be able to allow easy ports for our AmigaOS4 system. EGL can be implemented on multiple operating systems and now on native AmigaOS4. Implementations may also choose to allow rendering into specific types of EGL surfaces via other supported native rendering APIs (here OpenglES 2.0 for AmigaOS4.x).
      • Playing Flashback on AmigaOS 4: How about playing some Flashback on AmigaOS 4? Flashback was released back in 1992 by Delphine Software International, but back then there was no AmigaOS 4 to be released to. A good developer, going by the name Gregory Montoir, recreated Flashback's engine to be able to run it on any modern system. Today, I released the port of REminiscence 0.5.1 for AmigaOS 4. There was a release for AmigaOS 4 of this engine, but it was already 14 years old. So, I grabbed the latest available source code and I gave it a try.
      • REminiscence: REminiscence is a re-implementation of the engine used in the game Flashback made by Delphine Software and released in 1992.
      • ModExplorer: As the Name already implies, ModExplorer was made to explore the world of music modules. Therefore, the philosophy behind ModExplorer is not to be just another audioplayer, to listen to your musicarchives. There are really enough tools for this purpuse, and they do their job very well! ModExplorer goes a step beyond and provides you with mods, you've never heard before. To do so, ModExplorer downloads modules from the web randomly and plays them for you. Also these mods won't be saved permanently. ModExplorer will create a playlist instead, which contains internetlinks to those musikfiles. So You can replay them lateron.
      • Mediathek: Mediathek is a software for downloading Movies from different public (german speaking) TV-stations (ARD, ZDF, 3Sat, WDR...). It is based on the program MediathekView, which is available for Windows/Linux/Macos, und uses the same database. But in contrast to them, Mediathek on Amiga uses its own SQL-server, what gives some speedups and more filteroptions.
      • Project4A Software For Amigans: This is a site dedicated to the legendary Amiga computer. Here I will collect my software projects for the classic and new Amiga like operating systems. I'm an old amiga user and fan, and a novice amiga programmer. I hope to do something useful for the Amiga Community.
      • Touch Device: What is it? This is my attempt to provide AmigaOS4 with an API to handle touch events. API Features: multitouch support (unlimited number of points), simultaneous devices (unlimited number), extendable support to new devices through drivers
      • TouchBench: What is it? TouchBench is an application that converts touchscreen events produced by touch.device into mouse events. Why? All the applications developed for the amiga until now, obviously only involve the use of the mouse, since there was no API that managed touch events, like the one provided by touch.device. TouchBench allows all pre-existing applications that do not use touch.device to be used with a touchscreen. I developed this application to be able to use point and click games or touch-friendly applications like MihPhoto with my touchscreen, and as first test application for touch.device.
      • OpenTyrian: OpenTyrian is a port of the DOS shoot-em-up Tyrian. Jason Emery generously gave the OpenTyrian developers a copy of the Tyrian 2.1 source code, which has since been ported from Turbo Pascal to C. The port uses SDL, making it easily cross-platform.
      • De-yellowing (Retrobrighting) plastics in computer gear: Is the Sun all you need?: Yellowed cases give our ancient computers “character”, right? Err...that's debatable. I expect most collectors (including me) would rather have them looking like they did out of the box all those years ago. Thankfully since around 2009, variations on a “Retrobright” remedy have been available, most of which involve using hydrogen peroxide, UV light and laundry activators to reverse the effect. I’ve experimented with this myself with good results. Disappointingly, I’ve also found the Retrobrighted items can re-yellow over time even though stored in almost complete darkness!
      • V2.x Floppy adaptor: Presented here is a simple circuit that allows PC floppy disk drives to be used with the Amiga and with the V2.5 design, the Atari ST/TT computers. This design only supports double density disks. You can fit a high density drive and use it with double density disks without problems.
      • Audio mixer mark II: Presented here is a tested design for a single supply Audio mixer. It accepts two line level audio inputs, each with independent volume controls. One input, can be adapted to the ‘harsh’ left/right mix of the audio output of the Commodore Amiga computer. It crossfades the audio between the left/right channels, to improve the audio mix, when listening on headphones. In addition it supports a ‘Better Paula’ filter circuit, claimed to improve the frequency response of the original computer. All options are configurable.
      • Amiga SCART guide: This article details how to build an Amiga RGB to SCART adaptor cable that will allow you to connect your Amiga computer to a CRT or LCD TV. An explanation of the potential issues and the solution is provided for the reader. The design presented here tested with multiple LCD and CRT TVs.
      • Amiga ATX power adaptors: I now produce a range of adapters that allows you to use an ATX power supply with an Amiga. It does require you to use your existing power lead. Full instructions are provided. Please refer to the Amiga power supply guide for additional information
      • Amiga boot error code colour: When the Amiga boots, if it encounters a hardware fault the system will display a solid single coloured screen, or a series of these screens if more than one error is detected. The following colours are valid for all versions of AmigaDOS since Kickstart 1.3. However, there were several more colours in 1.3 compared to anything included after Kickstart 2.0 was released. However all of the colours listed below are the same for all versions of Amiga kickstart. In addition to colour screen error codes, Guru Meditation error screens are also a common error screen encountered when an Amiga encounters a problem. These and the meaning behind their error codes will be covered soon.
      • PiStorm32 Lite for Commodore Amiga 1200: PiStorm32-Lite accelerates your Commodore Amiga 1200 to amazing new speeds using the computational power of the Rapsberry Pi. It also adds hundreds of megabytes of fast RAM to your Amiga 1200 system memory. The PiStorm 32 Lite is the latest version of the popular PiStorm range of accelerators, created by Claude Schwarz.
      • The Amiga 1000 Doing Its Thing – A Video: My love for the Amiga began before I got my first, back in October of 1985. Of the various models released during its lifetime, my favorite is the original, the Amiga 1000. Over the past few weeks I’ve spent a lot of time on my 1000 and, as is always the case, the capabilities of this nearly 32-year-old machine amaze me. I’ve put together a bit of a usage demo to highlight some of the system’s features that stand out to me. It’s quite casual and without any particular direction, just me using various programs and prattling on about them. I hope those familiar will enjoy a bit of nostalgia and those not will be intrigued to some degree by this amazing computer.
      • Projects For Amiga - eGalaxTouch4A {ARCHIVED 20 Jan 2012}: This is my first attempt to write a driver for an Amiga-like operative system. I needed to use a special touchscreen, so i decided to write this driver. This is a very preliminary version for AmigaOS4. It lacks many features, but it's quite usable. Note that the Poseidon USB Stack (used by AROS and MORPHOS) already supports eGalax touchscreens.
      • Amiga 2500 keyboard refurb: The keyboard I got with my Amiga 2500 had: A broken right alt key, A spotty (at best) return key, And a numpad enter key that wouldn’t stay up, but did work, I set out to fix all three problems.
      • Amiga2MacFloppy: Amiga2MacFloppy, a reversed-engineered A-Max interface. The original A-Max II software allowed to emulate a Macintosh computer on the Amiga and provided an interface (Figure 1) to connect an external Apple floppy drive and use it in emulation. It is also compatible with CrossMAC on the Amiga so you can read Mac floppies on the Amiga. Amiga2MacFloppy (Figure 2) is a recreation of that board without the Mac ROMs that were required on the original board. It works all the same with a patched version of A-Max II so that it loads the ROMs from file instead.
      • Amiga Boot Selector: This is a Floppy Switcher for the Amiga 500/2000. It allows you to switch DF0/DF1, making it possible to boot from either a Gotek drive or the internal floppy drive. without relying on AmigaOS. This work is a derivative of the Amiga Boot Selector by Jussi Kilpeläinen. This redesign puts the pin header for the switch to the side, reducing the footprint of the adapter. The project was mainly born out of the fact that I could not buy a ready-made version of a boot selector in the US (several European sellers bailed out on me). Since I had to order my own PCBs anyway, I decided to optimize the design a bit for my use case.
      • Amiga-EagleCAD-library: This is a library for various Amiga components for the Eagle CAD PCB-layout software. A500 & plain DB23-connector.
      • amigahid-pico: Use USB input devices on Amiga computers, using the excellent Raspberry Pi Pico as a USB-to-bitbang adapter.
      • Amiga PSU Enclosure for XP Power ECM60UT31: A 3d-printable Amiga PSU enclosure for the XP Power ECM60UT31 model
      • Amiga PSU Enclosure for Mean Well RT-50B: A 3d-printable Amiga PSU Enclosure for the Mean Well RT-50B Power Supply
      • Amiga Parallel Port to SPI Adapter: The goal of this project is to make a cheap and easy to build SPI adapter that connects to the parallel port of an Amiga. Furthermore, the performance of the adapter should be as fast as possible.
      • Amiga Romy: ROMY is a small add-on PCB that enables Amiga 3000 / 4000 computers to use 1MB (or larger) Kickstart chips. This project aims at iterating and improving the existing Romy designs.

    29 Sep 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! WOW what a busy week. After 21 years of delays and false starts I'm a VERY HAPPY to report v2.0 of the site is full underway! The basic framework is done and the admin and user portals are slowly coming together with much more still to come. Soon I will be reaching out to various members of the Amiga community for some pre launch feedback. So please be a patient and maybe you will be lucky enough to be part of the AMAZING relaunch of AmigaSource.com!

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    • As a proud owner of a A4000 with a new Replica motherboard inside but still using an A3640 CPU board (but it has beem upgraded from 25 MHz to 33 MHz) I'm always happy to see new CPU cards options. The Z3660 CPU board looks quite impressive. To get additional options such as 128/256 MB or ram, 16bit RTG, AHI & MHI, SCSI emulation and more you need to add the optional Z-turn board. While not a PPC or the A4000 version of the Vampire, still waiting for it to be released, it looks way better than a A3640/3630 cards. Can't wait for someone to do a review.
    • I hope they are able to get this film funded. I Adore My 64.
    • I see crowdfunding for the the next volume in the series has finally started. Demoscene the Amiga renaissance Volume 3 1997-2023. Time to break out the credit card again!
    • Added three new repair shops. Pure Amiga (UK) , Mutant Caterpillar Games (UK) and Rude Dog Retros. As always this is not an endorsement of their services but just more options for you to choose from.
    • New issue: Amiga Addict #24 has been published
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Is anyone taking bets on what the next move will be?
    Today's Theme
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      • OpenAmiga600FastRamExpansion: OpenAmiga600FastRamExpansion is an Open Hardware 4 MB Fast RAM Expansion for the Commodore Amiga 600 Computer.
      • amigapd: This is a new page started October 2018. Over the coming weeks and months I will be creating mini biography page for amiga public domain games. Click on the games listed below to be taken to, a video of the game play, details or instructions on how to play the game and links to any magazine reviews.
      • Amiga-1200: This project is a new Amiga 1200 board done from the schematics. The intent is to fit in a standard A1200 case. The RAM has been moved to a separate board. Also, the Video codec is on a separate board. Features: All Original AA chips are needed and can be put into the sockets. These include Lisa, Paula, Alice and the two CIA chips. The CPU is removed, you need some accellerator board to run this board. The DRAM has been removed and the functionality has been moved to a daughterboard. Video output has been moved to a seperate output board. This board get all Lisa output signals and also all the typical Zorro signals. This means that an RTG card can be developed. The PCMCIA slot has been removed and in the free space a Compact Flash socket has been added. {and more}
      • Alien Breed 3D II The Killing Grounds: This repo contains a compileable version of the Alien Breed 3D II source. It produces executables that can run the original game's data. This repo is based on and still contains the original source release of TKG. The original code is very messy, apparently containing multiple versions of the source (the was code base handled by one man without source control). It looks like as if TKG was grown out of the AB3D source.
      • Alien Breed RTG : Alien Breed 3D RTG. Based on John Girvin's original AB3D-RTG source. The Alien Breed 3D source was part of the Alien Breed 3D II The Killing Grounds source release. John managed to get Ab3D compile and made Chunky-Copper render to output to an RTG screen.
      • Rude Dog Retros: Retro Computers and Repairs. We started RudeDog Retros to bring back to life those great computers from the 80’s and 90’s – Commodore 16 / Plus 4’s, 64’s, 128’s, Vic 20’s and of course the Amiga! – The Atari 8 bit machines – the 65 / 130 / 800XE and XL’s – the ST and STe – The Sinclair ZX-81, Spectrum and QL – and everything in between those! How can we help? We can repair just about anything. We have 20+ years of board level repair and diagnostics experience. Everything we do is fuelled by our passion for these old 8 and 16 bit machines.
      • Mutant Caterpillar Games Ltd Retro Store: Mutant Caterpillar Games is the place to go to for tested, working, refurbished 8-bit and 16-bit hardware and software. Every single item from cassette to computer is guaranteed working. Please bear with us while we update our store with new stock and images! We have many items not listed yet (testing software and hardware takes time!), so please contact us if there's something you're looking for - we may well have it! Do you need a computer repaired? We've repaired Sinclairs, Amstrads, Commodores, Acorns, Atari STs, Amigas... and we'll always have a go at something if it's broken - drop us a line and maybe we can help! Perhaps you need some replacement chips to repair your machine yourself? We've built up a selection of some of the harder to find chips which we sell as spares - all fully tested, of course! Got something to sell? Ask us - we may be interested, whatever the condition
      • Open Wide: The Amiga 500 Chicken Lips: When people talk about Amiga computers from a historical perspective, two models always stand out. Originally called simply the “Amiga,” and ultimately the Amiga 1000 (A1000), the first model to hit store shelves is always at the top of the list. {...} But her slightly younger cost-reduced sister, the all-in-one blonde bombshell the Amiga 500 (A500) sold more units than any other Amiga in history, and for good reason.
      • The Amiga before the Amiga: The Amiga Development System: The original Amiga computer was launched to the public on July 23, 1985, in a legendary demonstration at Lincoln Center in New York featuring the likes of Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry. Prior to that epic event, however, there was another Amiga - a lesser-known member of the family most have never even heard of. Back in 1984/1985 Commodore created a few hundred “Development Edition” machines called the Amiga Development System. Sometimes, due to a very unique early design, they are also sometimes referred to as “Velvet” which was a name for a particular motherboard layout some had.
      • Z3660: Z3660 is an Amiga 4000 CPU accelerator board based on A3660 and Z-turn FPGA board. Compared to A3660, Z3660 has some key differences: 1. Z3660 accelerator board can only use 060 CPUs. This could be changed in the future, but at this time, only 060 is supported. 2. If Z-turn FPGA board is NOT used, then you get a simple A3660. {...} 3. If you use a Z-turn FPGA board, then you can add 128 MB of CPU RAM (DMA compatible), 256 MB of Z3 RAM (not DMA compatible), RTG 16bit, Ethernet, AHI and MHI. Also there is a SD to SCSI emulation for using raw RDB disk images (USB storage maybe in the future). And of course, you can use a 68060 rev6 at 100 MHz.
      • Doing the A3660 CPU board, the first open “Seminative” 060 solution. and why.: This is the story how to reverse engineer a 040 board, and take it to the next step. This board is shown for the first time at Amiga32 in Neuss/Germany. TL;DR: files at bottom of this post!
      • Amiga 4000 Replica project board: You have irreparable damage to the Amiga 4000D board, for example due to a battery damage, but the Amiga custom chips are still working? The solution is the Amiga 4000 Replica project board, with which you can bring your Amiga 4000D back to life. The Amiga 4000 Replica project is an unpopulated black board for restoring an Amiga 4000D in the revision B. This board corresponds to the version of the A4000 Replica Project (Based on the Rev B) from Acill. To be on the safe side, we have not printed the boingballs on the board for licensing reasons.
      • Upgrading Apollo 4040 to 4060: Now a short description how to upgrade an Apollo 4040 (3040) to 4060 (3060)
      • Building the Amiga 4000 Replica – Part 1: {2 part series} In my series of building different Amiga replicas, it is time for the Amiga 4000.
      • Odyssey Web Browser: The aim of this project is to license a current version of the full-featured Odyssey Web Browser and share it under an open source license so it can be ported to AmigaOS and AROS.
      • Odyssey 1.23 r5 released for AmigaOS 4: A new version of the Odyssey web browser has been released for AmigaOS 4! This should be very welcome news, since having a more up to date and functional browser is important.
      • Emotion – Mediaplayer : Emotion is a powerful multimedia player specially developed for AmigaOS 4.x. The easy-to-use interface, deliberate limitation to required basic functions, as well as optimization on operating system functions, makes Emotion to a software that integrates perfectly into the current AmigaOS. The use of FFMpeg as subsystem for video and audio decoding (through AmigaOS specific shared libraries) allows emotion to access proven and powerful technologies in the background. Due to the Reaction based interface in combination with optimized operating system functions and FFMpeg as a decoder, Emotion understands itself as its own interpretation of a multimedia player which is not just a port of existing open source projects but tries to connect tried and tested technologies with the ecosystem of AmigaOS. Emotion looks like an AmigaOS software, works like a … it’s an AmigaOS software!
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      • Building the ReCD32: The CD32 is very special, so if you lack a component from the BOM. it means you will need to transfer it from a old board.
      • Amiga Technical Resource Schematic archive: System schematics: A500, A500+, A600, A1000, A1200, A2000, A3000, A3000T, A4000, A4000T, CD32, CDTV. Monitor schematics: 1080A, 1084, 1802, 1950, 1960, 2002, CM8833. Other schematics: MPS1230, Picasso IV. Expansion schematics: A570, A572, A575, A590, A1060, A2052, A2060, A2065, A2090, A2091, A2232, A2301, A2320, A2410, A2620, A2630, A3630, A3640.
      • AMIGA-NG.org: {A VERY nice French news and forum site}

    21 Sep 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! While it's just another quiet week in Amiga Land, I'm VERY HAPPY to report I have found someone local who is willing to help me work on v2.0 of the site. Now let's see how far we can get before our 22nd anniversary on 19 Oct. Fingers crossed I don't scare him away with all my mess... lol!!


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    • On a happy note Vintage is the New Old is back on line under new management. The site is a wonderful resource of current events in the vintage and classical computer world. While Paulo has not returned, we wish him well and the new owner all the best!
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Hello... Hello... Is there anybody in there?
    Today's Theme
      - A bunch of Github links...

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      • New Generation File System: The New Generation File System was designed to use the DOS vector-port API.
      • RNOSlides: RNOSlides is a GUI based slideshow creator program, that can save slideshows as videos. The program can view saved slideshows, and play videos in various formats.
      • In the beginning was CAOS: The very first issue of Amiga Transactor - spun off from the original Transactor - featured an article by Andy Finkel, then the Software Manager at Commodore-Amiga. Fortunately, the article survived, although Amiga Transactor didn't. It's interesting to contrast the state of AmigaDOS then and now, especially in comparison to the CAOS specs. Thanks to Andy - and an intrepid Amiga owner who typed in the text and sent it to Andy - ViewPort is able to reprint that article in its entirety. So set the WayBack machine for 1988, and read on...
      • Greaseweazle. Rip those floppy disks!: Keir Fraser’s Greaseweazle is a project for versatile floppy drive control over USB. By extracting the raw flux transitions from a drive, any diskette format can be captured and analyzed - PC, Amiga, Amstrad, PDP-11, many older electronic musical instruments, and industrial equipment. The Greaseweazle also supports writing to floppy disks. The design is fully open and comes with no license encumberment.
      • Amiga file transfer: This page describes how to transfer data between an Amiga and a Linux based PC. I focus on mechanisms which can be used for stock Amiga systems. Network adapters exist for the Amiga too, so it can be connected to a regular network and corresponding tools for data transfer can be used, but this is not the scope of this document.
      • curl: curl is used in command lines or scripts to transfer data. curl is also used in cars, television sets, routers, printers, audio equipment, mobile phones, tablets, medical devices, settop boxes, computer games, media players and is the Internet transfer engine for thousands of software applications in over twenty billion installations. curl is used daily by virtually every Internet-using human on the globe. {Amiga 68k & PPC versions available}
      • FrexxEd: FrexxEd is probably the most configurable/programmable text editor made for the Amiga. The main mission with FrexxEd has been to create an editor which is capable of doing whatever *YOU* want it to. To enable *very* much reprogramming/configuration for those who feel the need.
      • Console 5 Tech Wiki: Commodore: {A nice find. The Commodore section lists 20 different devices covering various schematics, parts listings, links to repair kits and more. You might just find what you're looking for here}
      • Commodore 1702 monitor: The Commodore 1702 was a popular monitor designed for and marketed with the Commodore 64 in the early 1980s. While this is just my opinion, I think it was the best monitor Commodore ever sold. The Commodore 1702 monitor was a composite monitor that handled both standard composite and what we now call S-Video. Its gray-beige color matched the original breadbin-style Commodore 64 and 1541 disk drive.
      • Mid-Atlantic Hazardous Site Cleanup: Commodore Semiconductor Group: {Showing the USEPA case information on the Commodore Semiconductor Group Superfund site}
      • Superfund Site: COMMODORE SEMICONDUCTOR GROUP LOWER PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP, PA: Commodore Semiconductor Group Site (CSG) is located near 950 Rittenhouse Road, Norristown, Pennsylvania in Montgomery County in the Park Pointe business park, formerly known as the Valley Forge Corporate Center (VFCC). The 950 Rittenhouse Road property is 14-acres and was previously owned by Commodore Business Machines, a semiconductor manufacturer. It was chip manufacturing facility from 1970 to 1993. Waste solvents were stored in an underground concrete storage tank on site until 1975, when it was taken out of service.
      • amigafonts: Faithfully remade multi platform Amiga fonts in Amiga aspect.
      • A1200_8MB_FASTRAM: 8MB FastRAM expansion for Amiga 1200 (with RTC). Complete 5V design using Microchip ATF1508 CPLD. Source code based on "Amiga 600 8 megabytes fastRAM board": http://lvd.nedopc.com/Projects/a600_8mb/index.html and some other sources I forgot :) An aim of this design is to learn Verilog and 68k CPU. So the pcb has a TEST connector for debug and future expansion.
      • A4000battkit: Tiny PCB for A4000 (or similar) that allow replace the original (Ni-MH) batt for a lithium batt (CR2032).
      • A500_8MB_ide: 8MB autoconfig FastRAM and IDE interface expansion board mounted into Amiga's CPU socket. Inspired by ram68k and ide68k projects.
      • "RAM68K" "MEM68K": Here will be something about RAM expansion boards that go to Amiga's 68000 dip-socket
      • A500KB: This project contains the material related to a custom Commodore Amiga Mechanical Keyboard. While the initial development target was the iconic Amiga 500, the keyboard also fits in A3000/A4000 (maybe also A2000) external keyboard enclosures. It features the ability to mount Mitsumi or Cherry switches. The Power, Drive and Caps-Lock LEDs are implemented as 7 individually configurable RGB LEDs. LED configuration is provided by an AmigaOS program that talks to the Keyboard over the regular connection. Headers for two additional low active input sources (e.g. HDD, Network) are also present.
      • 2MB RAM Expansion for the A570 CD-ROM Drive: This is a simple 2MB RAM expansion as others have done for the A570. It is simply an implementation of the Commodore schematics. People have done these before but frustratingly I couldn't find any gerbers to make my own, hence this implementation.
      • A600_ACCEL_RAM: The main purpose of this design was to develop a simple, affordable and efficient Accelerator, FastRAM and MapROM support device for the Amiga 600.
      • OpenAmiga600RamExpansion: OpenAmiga600RamExpansion is an Open Hardware 1 MB Chip RAM Expansion for the Commodore Amiga 600 Computer with optional Real Time Clock.

    15 Sep 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Just your standard weekly update. Until next week...


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    • In case you weren't tracking 16 Sep marks the 30th anniversary of the Amiga CD32. Funny thing... As I'm typing this I'm wondering why I didn't make this weeks links all about it... lol
    • New issue: WhatIFF? #11 has been released.
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - I can see for miles and miles... Nothing....
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      • A314: The A314 is an expansion board for the Amiga 500 that goes in the trapdoor expansion slot. A Raspberry Pi (RPi) is attached to the A314, and the A500 and the RPi can communicate through a shared memory.
      • THEC64 Community:........... This is the Latest News from THEC64 Community.......... {Also covering THEVIC20, THEA500 and the THECBM Games Zone}
      • THEA500 Mini Hacking Development: {Thread @ https://thec64community.online covering the hacks for the THEA500 mini}
      • Keith Haring illustrated these images on an 80s Amiga computer: Until now, Haring’s experiments in digital art have been stored unseen for decades on a floppy disk. A new Christie’s auction has brought to light five digital artworks Keith Haring created in 1987 on a Commodore Amiga computer. With Pixel Pioneer, Christie’s will sell these artworks as NFTs.
      • Artist Keith Haring Amiga Digital Art Found on Floppy Disk from 1987: {Thread @ amigalove.com covering the recently found Keith Haring Amiga drawings}
      • This Clever Clock Port Adapter Marries an Amiga 1200 with a Raspberry Pi for Easy Wi-Fi Networking: This Clever Clock Port Adapter Marries an Amiga 1200 with a Raspberry Pi for Easy Wi-Fi Networking
      • The Infinity Modules Player: Never Turn Off Your Amiga Again: The Infinity Modules Player (or IMP), written by Pawel Nowak, is a tiny (23Kb currently) MOD player, written entirely in M68K assembly language, that packs a dizzying array of features and provides a reason for anyone with a networked Amiga to never turn it off again. It was first released earlier this year.
      • AmiTranslate: A DeepL interface for Amiga Systems with additional PDF output that you can read the chars nor easily printable by MUI
      • Welcome to the official website of Allister Brimble: Allister Brimble has been a leading figure in music and sound design since his teenage years. He played a pioneering role in defining the future of video game music with his work for the Commodore Amiga computer. Today, his skill, professionalism and technical mastery shine through his sound creations as he overcomes any challenge, and consistently delivers on a brief. Allister has mastered every format that has come his way and has produced audio for some of the most iconic titles in gaming history.
      • anm2gif - Deluxe Paint Animation: Convert and/or display animations using the Deluxe Paint Animation (.ANM) file format.
      • Peter Gordon: Welcome. Welcome to the personal homepage of Peter Gordon. I am a software engineer from the south west of England, with an unhealthy Amiga addiction. There used to be a blog here, but since I didn't post to it for over 5 years, I've taken it down. I may or may not do something with this page in the future. Bye!Here you can find various projects i've worked on over the years, ordered by category: Amiga PPC Software, Amiga 68k software, {...}, Amiga PPC Ports, {and more. Includes: HivelyTracker}
      • Animanu {ARCHIVED 3 Jun 2007}: D rawing has always been a great interest of mine. After getting an brand new Amiga 1200 in the early nineties I also started playing around with animation. With a greyscale scanner from Datel Electronics in the UK I produced my first animations on my Amiga. I also started to learn to use the 3D rendering package “ Imagine”. Unfortunately I haven’t had time to continue this hobby but I hope to do something new in a not too distant time. Here you can see the results of my experiments. Some of the animations was for a local TV broadcast station (JTVP) that used Amiga. They had a text & image sequence made in Scala that showed all kinds of information when they had no program to send. It was no commercial TV station.
      • Mingo's Commodorepage: {German} Welcome. Welcome to my site! Did you also have a Commodore 64 or an Amiga? Then you know that these "machines" were something special or are still. Like many others, I still deal with the C64 and Amiga. With this page I made it a goal to remember the good old Commodore computers. Under "Collection" you can view my modest Commodore collection. In the guest book you can get rid of praise and criticism. Would you like to help improve this page? No problem. Report error, add items or send us information for new database entries. And if you just want to see what Commodore is there, have fun browsing!
      • mfilos Computer & Console blog: {Blog with lots of information, articles and guides about his interaction with the Amiga}
      • Guide: Create and Burn a custom Kickstart 3.9 : In this guide you can find info about how to make your own custom Kickstart 3.9. The guide can be used also as a reference for you to make other custom Kickstart ROMS like 2.x, 3.x. Download links are provided for every required files.
      • The Amiga Magazine list: Nearly all the magazines in this list could be bought on newsstands and most of them were quite large (>100 pages an issue) and published for many years. In the 90s, the Amiga at that time was probably the computer with the largest number of magazines published per computers sold. The list is not complete - I restrict my list to those I got myself or where I receive some review/opinions and cover scans from you - I'd be happy to see your contribution on this page!
      • Marko's Amiga HQ: Marko's headquarters of Amiga and AmigaOS stuff - both Classic and AmigaOS 4. My Amiga Software: My various Amiga software productions. My Amiga Ports/Packings: Various software I've ported, packaged or just uploaded. Amiga Intros and Demos: Demo scene prods - Amiga prods by my groups Void and Candle. My Amiga Videos: Amiga related videos I've uploaded to YouTube. My AmigaOS 4 screenshots: Screenshot and photos of AmigaOS 4. Wikipedia: Amiga articles on Wikipedia that I'm involved in. Amiga Links: Amiga related links.
      • Playing With Code. The homepage of Grzegorz Kraszewski {ARCHIVED 27 Jun 2012}: I write software mostly for MorphOS and AmigaOS, (both classic AmigaOS 3 and modern AmigaOS 4), sometimes also AROS. All of these operating systems are based on AmigaOS. I've also done a few small applications for Windows. My programming language of choice is C, I also have written code in C++, Lua, Amiga E and PHP, as well as M68k and PowePC assembler. DigiBooster 3, music tracker for MorphOS and AmigaOS, Reggae, media processing framework for MorphOS, Sudominator, sudoku solver and hinter, GammaMeter, monitor gamma coefficient measurement tool, AppendDate, a versatile shell tool for adding dates to filenames, DateCalc, date calculator using proleptic gregorian calendar, AudioToClip, shell tool for placing audio files in the system clipboard, DigiRoller, a standalone DigiBooster module player and renderer., MorphOS Programmer's Handbook, an e-book about MorphOS programming.
      • Amiga Icon File Format. An unofficial guide to decoding classic Amiga icon images {ARCHIVED 20 Jun 2012}: An unofficial guide to decoding classic Amiga icon images
      • Redit: {German} Redit is a simple text editor for Amiga computer, which is particularly suitable for low-performance computers: Redit runs without restrictions on a minimally equipped amiga with Kickstart 1.2 and half a megabyte RAM. Of course, Redit can also be used on an amiga that was upgraded to the teeth as a slim and fast editor.

    7 Sep 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Another sad passing to mention. On 3 August Bram Moolenaar the creator of VIM has passed after a short illness. VIM was first coded on an Amiga 2000 and quickly found life on other systems and became the 'default' editor in Linux. Fair winds and following seas.


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    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Nothing yet on the horizon...
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      • Amiga Systems Programming in 2023 : What follows is a brain-dump of what I’ve learned about developing for the AmigaOS, both on classic 68k-powered hardware to modern PowerPC systems like the X5000. I’ll cover development environments, modern workflows like CI builds on containerised infrastructure, distribution of packages and even a look back in time before C existed, thanks to AmigaDOS’s odd heritage.
      • My Amiga Animations : The animations range from small intro's to my friends projects or to my own music videos and movies including just some basic frame grabbing from well known films such as; Total Recall and Scanners. Also, some random animations were created for no particular projects, just messing around in Deluxe Paint 3 mostly. Creating these animations on Amiga 500 with so little memory was a real challenge and the lack of hard disk space proved to be even more challenging in the days where floppy disks costs like a fortune each! The animation were basically saved on several disks and cut to fit during storage and before I could get the money to buy real expensive harddrives for the Amiga. This page consists of Amiga ANIM files converted to Animated GIF at about 17mb, so please be patient while loading.
      • Stone Oakvalley's Amiga Music Collection (SOAMC=): The purpose was to preserve Amiga music in one of todays most common music format, namely the MP3. The original Amiga music files are today played by millions of people around the world on software players for PC, Mac and Linux. The playback quality/timing of this can vary compared to the authentic playback of a real Commodore Amiga, and from my point of view, why have something emulated when you can have the real deal instead? I want to listen to the authentic Commodore Amiga music as it sounds on the real machine. Commodore Amiga are a legend in computer history and in many ways influenced in todays culture. A special thanks to the wonderful "father" of Amiga: Jay Miner - You shall forever be remembered. Rest In Peace :-( To put in it words we all can understand: WE LOVE AMIGA - WE LOVE MUSIC! The SOAMC= project was an automated recording technique invented by me (Stone Oakvalley) in order to mass record music from the legendary Commodore Amiga and its sound chip (Paula 8364). I have chosen A1200 for the purpose, because I had access to a CF IDE adapter and a CF card so easily without spending too much time finding a suitable HD and turbo/memory card solution for A500.
      • Screen modes: {GREAT write up describing each OCS, ECS & AGA video mode. Every mode has a graphic representation, even showing flicker, when appropriate.}
      • Rise of the Triad for 68k Classic Amiga (ROTT): This is a port of Apogee's 3D action title Rise of the Triad, originally released in 1994. This port duplicates the functionality of the original game on modern operating systems, including Linux, Win32, and Mac OS X. This port makes use of the Simple Direct Media Layer, or SDL, and an additional library named SDL_mixer. If you do not have these libraries installed, check the links section below.
      • Rise_of_the_Triad engine: AmigaOS Port by Hugues "HunoPPC" Nouvel - Amiga French Team 2012 This game port is provided with the official Shareware data file from Apogee. Please purchase the full game if you like it. Thank you.
      • Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne is an open source disk utility application for AmigaOS 3.2, which can be used to show you what files and folders are taking up space on your disk. It is written in C and utilizes NDK 3.2 and ReAction. Features: Disk usage statistics, File/Folder search, Easy to use, Fast, No limits on size of files/folders.
      • Sonnet Crescendo G4 7200: The Sonnet Crescendo G4 7200 400/1M features a 400 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processor with 1 MB of backside cache.
      • VideoClipper: A program for cutting and optionally joining various format video files while converting the files to a common format. During conversion several effects can be applied to the individual files. These effects include adjusting brightness, contrast, gamma, sharpen, blurring, fast/slow motion and rotation. Supports Cut and Video/Audio fade in and out transitions. The ability to apply a subtitle file (.srt) and audio file to the joined video is also supported.
      • ffmpegGUI: A GUI for the ffmpeg video conversion program. It supports setting video and audio conversion parameters as well as cropping, padding, and simple stream mapping. Adding custom command line options is supported to allow access to the full power of ffmpeg. In addition saving and loading setup files is allowed to ease frequently repeated operations. Several predefined settings files are included which support common use cases.
      • Amiga Hardware Programming: {youtube: 47 videos} This tutorial series is the entry point for those who enjoy programming Assembly language and want to play with the excellent Amiga hardware, for fun and innovation. It will let you learn Assembly language progressively, and also shows how to make the graphics and music you need for a demo or game.
      • Start with C programming on Amiga: This article is a compilation of notes, which I wrote when I was exploring the C development options on the Amiga. The reason I wrote it was to organize my thoughts and keep all information in one place. Also, when you start with development for Amiga and you are looking around, you probably find some information confusing and requiring clarification — maybe a text from a person, who went through it will help others who decided to take the same journey… The article contains source codes and links to all tools I have used, so you can try everything yourself if you have a few spare hours.
      • Amiga Hardware Programming in C Part 1 - Introduction: {youtube: 7 videos in the series} This is the first episode in an introductory series about Amiga hardware programming using the C programming language. I decided to create this series because I want to learn hardware programming myself and capture my learning effort in videos to share with other interested developers. This tutorial series teaches you how to use the c programming language to control the Amiga Hardware directly to create games, demos or similar things. You might want to check out the hardware programming series that Photon of Scoopex created for assembly language and who is a true expert of the Amiga Hardware.
      • Amiga Hardware Programming in C: This project contains the example source code used in my Youtube series "Amiga Hardware Programming in C"
      • Carl Sassenrath Architect of Operating Systems and Languages: Welcome... This is my personal homepage, recently rejuvenated to talk about new and old ideas, not just in computing but also in science, engineering, architecture, and philosophy in general. These days I’m a principal engineer at Roku and have contributed to a variety of Roku products over the last decade. So, here’s the unabashed pitch: if you like streaming video, check out Roku. They’re great! Back in 1985 I was lucky enough to introduce multitasking to the world of personal computers with the Commodore Amiga Operating System Kernel. Those were some fun days… back when home computers were a new and exciting concept, a dream for many of us. I still enjoy designing operating systems and languages, although these days I tend to think most systems have become overly complex. But… I’ve got some theories on why that happens and some ideas on how to make things simpler, smarter, and just as effective.
      • Hints for Amiga Owners: {a page of hints, tips, links and more}
      • Plastic case screws for the A500/A600/A1200: Short note, so it can be found by those searching the Web for this screw. They sell in lots of 100 for a couple of US dollars. M3 8 mm (dull end) screws [M3, 8 mm, Zinc, Steel, Pan Head] {and} M3 6 mm (dull end) screws
      • The Georg Braun A1000 build project: This project is all about nostalgia. It started with a thread at Amiga.org, created by a member called Kristian95. His idea was to order unpopulated PCB's made from the plans created by Georg Braun. The special about these boards and the design is that it re-creates the classical Commodore Amiga 1000 with some major improvments. You may wonder why not stay with the MiniMig, but there is a significant difference. The MiniMig emulates the OCS Amiga 500 by using an FPGA containing code that are based on reverse-engineering. This Amiga 1000 reincarnation uses the original chipset from actual Amigas, making the result 100% Amiga-compatible (the MiniMig does have it's flaws in the emulation). Still, this design aren't a blue-copy of the original Amiga 1000 machine: several enhancments have been implemented by Georg (features that normally comes as expansion boards). This includes 68030/68882 CPU setup, 32 bit memory, IDE-controller and a flicker-fixer.

    31 Aug 2023

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      - Greetings and salutations everyone! First off I hope everyone is safe and well after hurricane Idalia. We caught the tail end of the storm but all is good here. Not a whole lot of news this week and that's a plus because I have been busy with other things. On a good side note we just passes the 600 link mark for the year. 612 to be exact! As always... Enjoy!


    The Worldwide Field Headquarters Door Sign. I think I need a raise! ;-)

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    • My hats off to anyone who still perseveres and uses an Amiga today for serious work and boy has Swoop proven this point! We all know the Amiga is still VERY capable of handling most computer tasks today if you're willing to jump through a few hoops. (ie: networking and storage issues, limited memory, lack of modern applications, etc...) After 25 years he has finally completed his Martial Arts Kanji Dictionary and has listed it on amazon. He states "It was produced on an Amiga5000, using Pagestream 4.1.5.6. I started compiling my notes on an A1200 back in 1988, but serious work on it started in 1998. 539 pages, of pure work. Scanning the Kanji, using BME to remove stroke counts and then tracing them to a dr2d file. Which I could scale to whatever size I needed. The chapter system within Pagestream is brilliant. One of the problems is DSI errors when using #textpage number, to cross reference everything. I then had to print to a postscript file, convert to a pdf using AmiGS. Then transfer to my iMac to upload to Amazon."
    • Without a doubt mandatory reading for anyone who wants to access a network share on the Amiga
    • Follow the latest updates on Amiwest 2023. More info can be found here too.
    • Congratulations to Amigaportal.de for hitting the 400 member mark! It's always good to see growth in the community! I can't wait till I hit the 1 member mark! ha ha!
    • New issue: Amiga Future #164 has been released.
    • New issue: REV'n'GE #149 has been released.
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Definition Silence (noun): 1. The condition or quality of being or keeping still and silent. 2. The absence of sound; stillness. 3. A period of time without speech or noise.
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      • Amiga - Original Chip Set (OCS): The original Amiga computers, OCS (Original Chip set) and ECS (Enhanced Chip set) used 4 bits per color channel (Red, Green and Blue), which meant that they could display a limited selection of colors (usually 16 or 32) from a total range of 4,096 colors.
      • Codetapper's Amiga Site: This website is a random collection of technical information about the amazing Commodore Amiga computer. I have interviewed some great programmers, disassembled many copperlists to see how some famous games achieved their amazing effects, and also added a section on hidden messages in various games. I will soon add all the technical documentation from the old Action website here aswell. Enjoy!
      • Emulation: Simplified installation guide for AmigaOS 4.1 under QEMU: {amiga-news.de summary is better than what I could have come up with} In mid-April Amiga-News.de had published Rene Engel's updated installation guide of AmigaOS 4.1 under QEMU 8.1. Since then numerous attempts have been made to improve the emulation and simplify the installation. Rene Engel has kindly summarised the efforts for us and published a correspondingly updated and simplified installation guide in the forum (German):
      • Amiga 500 Power Supply Build: The power supply of my Amiga 500 is a bit unreliable. I’ve had some issues with the machine where the PSU could be the culprit, so I thought that it would be better to get a new power supply. {...} Rather than taking that route, I decided to use a modern PSU. Ian Stedman from the UK has designed an adapter that allows an ATX PSU to be used for powering the Amiga. He sells this adapter for reasonable price of ₤10. However, the tricky part is to get the PSU connector. Amiga 500 uses a strange rectangular 5-pin DIN connector. This connector is extremely difficult to source.
      • Amiga 500 Power Supply Repair: My last post – quite a while ago already – was about building a new power supply for Amiga 500. In the comments I was contacted by an Amiga owner (or now former Amiga owner) who wanted to donate his Amiga 500 with a broken power supply. Thanks Johan for the donation! {...} In order to get this Amiga back to life, I had three options: fix the power supply, build a new power supply, or buy a new power supply. Yes, new power supplies for Amiga 500 are manufactured again by Electroware! As I had already built a power supply and there’s no fun in buying a new one, I decided to repair this one.
      • Fitting Vampire 500 V2+ with my chip RAM modification: As I mentioned in the previous post, I wanted to expand the chip RAM to 1 MB to play some WHDLoad games. With the new adapter this is possible without motherboard modifications. However, there is one problem with the modification: when installed, my Vampire 500 V2+ accelerator doesn’t fit in the Amiga anymore! The solution is quite simple: from two 64-pin DIP sockets and some ribbon cable it’s possible to build an adapter that moves the Vampire few centimetres away from the Fat Agnus socket and leaves space for the chip RAM adapter. I first thought about making some PCBs for a more solid adapter, but there is a capacitor right next to the CPU socket, and fitting a PCB there would be difficult. The flexible ribbon cable leaves more space for the capacitor.
      • Amiga 500 chip RAM expansion with no motherboard modifications: I presented my Amiga 500 in a previous post. It has only 512 kB of memory, and I would like to expand it to 1 MB. {...} Modifying the Amiga 500 to use the internal 512 kB memory expansion as chip RAM is definitely possible. The best document about it I found on the net is here. The information in the document can also be verified with Amiga 500 motherboard schematics. This requires however some motherboard modifications, but I like to keep my vintage machines in original condition, and do only fully reversible modifications. Cutting traces on the motherboard is definitely not reversible.
      • Amiga 500 teardown: I bought an Amiga 500 as my first computer in 1988. I later sold it and bought Amiga 2000, so this is not the same machine I used to own. Instead, I got this one from a friend in late 1990’s for free as it was broken. The problem was easy to fix – there were just some broken solder joints in the power supply after it had been dropped.
      • Amiga based projects. By Lee Davison.: {Lee Davison passed away on September 21, 2013. 6502.org hosts this reconstruction of his website to preserve his memory and ensure the resources he created remain available.} PCBAmiga PCB and schematic CAD for the Amiga & 8-UP!(DIP) The user guide for the 8-UP!(DIP) RAM card.
      • Acid Software's Amiga game Skidmarks turns 30: A project to celebrate 30th anniversary of original Skidmarks game. The Musashi M68000 emulator has a new home in the ACID500 console. Active progress on this project includes the use of the lha command line archiving tool as most useful utility to have running. The ACID500 is designed to boot and execute a selection of classic amiga binaries without the need of a proprietary Kickstart ROM. Exec and dos.library are both implemented on native side of the emulation architecture.
      • Sylpheed: Sylpheed is an email program based on the GTK GUI toolkit. The design and user interface is similar to many well-known email programs from the Windows world, such as Outlook Express. Why another mailer? Sylpheed has a very good support of the IMAP4 protocol, which is currently only available with a few Amiga mailers. But Sylpheed also has other interesting features.
      • Getting my X1000 quieter & cooler !: Been a while since I started a thread over at amigans/ amigaworld.net over concerns of CPU temp and noisy CPU fan that came standard with my X1000 but luckily mainly due to a new great custom solution for our X1K's from Marcus Computer called MagmaBreath my problems have been solved :-) The installation is clear and straight forward as noted below. You'll need 45 minutes, basic tools and a clear workspace:
      • Scene Archetypes: Computer science may not be about computers the way astronomy isn't really about telescopes, but the demo scene is about computers the same way painting is about brushes and tempera. They're a means to achieve an end, but also tools that affect the creative process and become part of the work itself. There are certain aesthetics you simply cannot achieve on certain platforms, and certain other aesthetics that are encouraged or determined by specific platform hardware. If there is one such platform close to my heart, it's the Amiga 500. Around 1993, a distinct demo aesthetic emerged on this platform, serving as inspiration for this page. In the end, however, it's the hand of the artist that ultimately decides the quality of the outcome. Artists are key to the scene, dutifully enabled by all those who may not partake in the creative process but certainly help facilitate it. Here is a tribute to a few of the main players, presented for your enjoyment.
      • FluxMyFluffyFloppy: A Microsoft(r) Windows(r) GUI for Greseaweazle Host Tools
      • How to access a network share on the Amiga: After getting it online this has to be the next best thing your can do with your Amiga. Being able to access a network share on the Amiga is really a liberating experience. It affords you not just the freedom to quickly access files you may have downloaded on your PC but also near unlimited extra storage for your Amiga. It’s quite a straightforward process and I’ll go through the whole thing from start to finish in this post.
      • Getting ‘SAY’ Speech Synthesizer to Work on Workbench 3: Turns out that Commodore, in their infinite wisdom, killed off Say back in 1992 with the release of Workbench 3. As my A1200 is running the very latest Workbench 3.2.1. it simply wasn’t included and hasn’t been for a great many years. I couldn’t leave it there though, I really wanted Say on my Amiga and wasn’t going to settle until I made it happen. Thankfully the fix turned out to be pretty simple, provided you can lay your hands on an old Workbench floppy disk that is! Luckily I have loads of old workbench disks going back to version 1.2 so finding the files wasn’t too difficult..
      • Making Amiga IFF Thumbnails Work in Linux: I was having an email conversation with Stoo Cambridge, and he mentioned that he was having trouble making his Linux machine display thumbnails of Amiga IFF/ILBM files. It turns out I have a solution for him, so I am sharing it here to help anyone else.

    22 Aug 2023

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      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Sad to report the long time AROS forum AROS EXEC will be shutting down for good on 19 Sep 2023. While I'm always sad to see see yet another Amiga or related web resource disappear, I wish Ola Jensen all the best with his health and future endeavors. Your contributions to the Amiga community will not be forgotten anytime soon. Fair winds and following seas my friend!

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    • Mad Hackers Lab has created a small USB-C power adapter for the A500/600/1200 called the Powershark. You connect an adequate USB-C power source to the adapter, plug that into the Amiga and off you go. More than a 'dumb' converter it also monitors voltage and prevents issues with rapid power cycling. Interested to see what the reviews will be once it's finally released.
    • New calendar event: 23-27 Aug 2023 the Retro Area at Gamescom 23 is being held in Cologne Germany. While the website is in German, the pictures show what looks to be a GREAT event!
    • New calendar event: 3-5 Nov 2023 the Micro Alchime VII is being held in Clérieux, France. This event, more intimate than Alchemy, is more focused on Amiga, Atari and retrograming in general. This gathering is also intended as a long weekend of relaxation, games and discovery of each other's systems.
    • New issue: Amiga Addict #23 has been released.
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Another week... Another NOTHING!!
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      • PowerShark: PowerShark is a next-generation power adapter for the Amiga line of computers - A500, A600 and A1200. It provides stable, high quality power, perfect for continuous long-term operation of even the most expanded configurations. Utilizing any 12V-capable USB-C power supply for the first stage conversion, PowerShark allows users to tap into a vast array of affordable and readily available “power bricks” for their Amiga system. Furthermore, portable USB-C “chargers” are also supported, bringing the dream of battery-operated Amigas to life. And it works flawlessly with magnetic USB-C adapters, too, ensuring an accident-free environment similar to “MagSafe”.
      • Understanding capacitors and their role in the Amiga 1200 and how to replace them: The Amiga 1200, our beloved computer from 1992 is getting old(sadly), with age, the capacitors in the Commodore Amiga 1200 can deteriorate, leading to various issues and potential damage. To preserve and revive the Amiga 1200, it is essential to perform a thorough capacitor replacement. {...} We will provide a detailed list of capacitors present in the Amiga 1200 motherboard. It includes information on the location, capacitance value, voltage rating, and electrolyte type of each capacitor. Enthusiasts will learn how to identify capacitors on the motherboard and understand the significance of each component.
      • Amiga Game Selector: A500 Mini Amiga Game Selector is in the public domain – you can find download links on the A500 Mini / Maxi Facebook group. Please direct any questions or queries to Paul Vince. This service is ONLY for those people who lack the skills to write the files on a USB stick. We’d prefer everyone to be able to create a USB stick yourself but we understand that it’s not always possible. Instructions for installation are freely available.
      • Software : Pi Amiga Images: descrDifferent Pi images are popular within the Raspberry Pi community to quickly allow you to test out different OS, of course Amiga fans have started making Amiga themed / focus images that allow you to boot straight into an Amiga emulated setup and development of this has only improved as Pi systems have become more powerful and emulation support improve. Below are some of the main ones. It should go without saying that you should only download games/software you own or legally allowed to be shared. RetroPie / Pimiga / Amikit XE / KickOS / AGS / Amiberry
      • Amiga 1200 Black Project: This is my approach to a black painted Amiga with a CDTV keyboard attached. The main body is painted via air pistol and car paint.
      • Amiga Impact:{French - Amiga news and information site}
      • CD32 Refurbishment, Part 1: I found this CD32 for a fair price, and bought it. The optical condition of the case is quite okay. It has some visible scratchmarks. The previous owner tried to fix them, but made it even worse. At that time, I wasn't aware yet that this would be the main theme of the whole restauration. Together with the console, I got a PSU and an edutainment CD for learning math. The PSU wasn't the original one, but a simple power brick with a CD32 connector soldered on. The gamepad was missing, unfortunately, but I found a Honey Bee joypad as replacement a bit later. Let's have a look inside the machine.
      • CD32 Refurbishment, Part 2: In the first part I successfully repaired an Amiga CD32 that got broken due to leaking capacitors and a botched restauration attempt. In this part I replace the laser pickup and calibrate the CD drive. The old laser pickup of the CD32 might be worn out due to age and use. A common symptom is that the CD32 is unable to play CD-R media, or it is only capable of playing music CDs. There is no way to make the CD32 accept CD-RW media though, since they use a dye instead of pits that reflect too little light.
      • Amiga CD32 Laser calibration & replace laser pickup procedure: Amiga CD32 Laser calibration & replace laser pickup procedure
      • 256k×16 DRAM used in Commodore and Amiga equipment: {Part and manufacture information on this chip}
      • 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.
      • Adaptateur 040/060 ultime : {French} Some people have emailed me having problems with the assembly of the adapter 040/060. Here is a more accurate summary and ultimately the best and fastest method to make it.
      • A4000-D Jumper: {Description of all the jumpers on the A4000-D}
      • Amiga 4000 Hardware Guide Version 4.2 (6/98): {an incredibly detailed knowledge base of the A4000. Board, Drives, Monitors, Tips, Internals, Common Problems, Common Questions & more}
      • Prometheus PCI Bridge: Amiga Zorro III to PCI bridge, introduced in 2001, opensourced in 2012. Prometheus is my most complicated (so far) hardware design. It has been done for Matay in 2000. It is a bridge joining traditional asynchronous Zorro III Amiga expansion bus with standard PCI. It allows for using PCI expansion cards in Amiga 3000 and 4000. Unfortunately only 250 boards have been produced. Thanks to agreement of all parties involved, the design can be opened to the public..
      • The history of Aminet: {Straight from the source}
      • Fred Fish Disks: {A nice listing of all 1000 Fred Fish disks
      • Commodore Amiga Multimedia Computer: Back in a time when the "norm" was playing with interrupt jumpers and admiring grey scale images, the Commodore AMIGA was revolutionizing the world with full multimedia capabilities; Before multimedia was even a word. This notebook collates some of the many awesome artefacts lying around the internet.
      • Topaz Double: Double-height recreation of Amiga’s iconic Topaz typeface. This is an Amiga-native recreation of one of the most beautiful and readable 8×8 pixel typefaces ever created: Topaz — now rendered in pixel-perfect 8×16px for modern resolutions. Out of the box, Amiga used a tall (~2:1) resolution — 640×200 (NTSC) or 640×256 (PAL) -- which means that the standard Topaz typeface/font would be half-height if you were using it with resolutions with a pixel aspect ratio closer to 1:1. For some reason, there has never been an Amiga-native version of a double-height Topaz (at least not that I could find) for use with resolutions with a square (1:1) pixel ratio, so I made one.
      • Amiga Font Editor: Font Editor for AmigaOS 2.x/3.x. One piece of software I was missing in my Amiga times was a convenient Bitmap font editor. Commodore shipped one with the Kickstart 1.3 Extras disk but decided to discontinue that program with the introduction of Kickstart/Workbench 2.0. As I'd like to have some extra characters in the fonts I regularly use, as well as custom fonts for my own convenience, I looked into disassembling the abandoned Commodore FED sometime in the 90s.

    14 Aug 2023

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      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Sad news to report. Jim Oldfield founder of Commodore magazine, Associate Editor of INFO magazine, Vice President & Publisher of Abacus Software has passed. I wish I had more information but as a kid I had MANY issues of .info magazine and I still have ALL my C=128 Abacus Software books. Those were the days! Fair winds and following seas Jim.

      - While the Amiga is not known for it's web development tools, I am VERY happy that a new version of AAMP was released. FANTASIC job Edgar Schwan.

      - And I'm not sure how I missed this one other than I'm not a daily user of OS4.x. Check out glUAE. Can't wait to try this out on my A1222, if/when it's ever delivered.

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    • Enjoy the WORLDS BEST .MOD Jogier Liljedahl's Guital Slinger played from BassoonTracker.
    • The AmigaOS 4 Monthly Roundup – July 2023 has been released. As always... A WONDERFUL MUST read! Thanks Puni/Void a.k.a AmigaOldSkooler
    • The current list of Amiga38 exhibitors this 6-7 Oct in Mönchengladbach Germany. That's a very strong list! Wish I was attending. {Credit to Amiga-News.de for the pic}
    • New calendar event alert: 16-17 Sep 2023 the World of Retro Computing WoRC 2023 Expo is being held in Ontario Canada. The WoRC 2023 Expo will be a TWO DAY vintage and retro computing conference to include hands on vintage and retro computer and gaming displays, special guest speakers, vendors buying and selling, workshops, lan parties, challenges, and raffles!
    • New calendar event alert: 3-5 Nov 2023 the Amiga-Meeting Nord is being held in Neumünster Germany. In the last years the Meeting became one of the biggest Amiga events in northern Germany. Up to 50 users can bring their computers and use it in an generously room of the hotel. They can connect to a LAN with internet access.
    • New issue alert: WhatIFF? has published a new issue.
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      - Seriously. . . How HARD can this CRAP be?
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      • glUAE: Nowadays, using classic Amiga hardware-hitting software on AmigaOS 4 systems is possible thanks to the remarkable work poured into UAE. However, running Amiga software on an Amiga system through such an indirect mechanism feels kind of awkward. glUAE makes the emulation experience perfectly natural by transparently integrating the emulator into the system, thanks to the AmigaOS flexibility and the UAE configurability.
      • Amos Professional Unity: Welcome to the Amos Professional Unity official home. This website is dedicaced to the project "AMOS Professional Unity". This project is based on the François Lionet’s "AMOS Professional Official" source code
      • Amiga External Floppy Adapter: Theory of operation. This board allow to connect all type of floppy drives to the Amiga external D-Sub 23 floppy connector; Original Amiga "Shugart" drive, Gotek floppy drive emulator, IBM-PC floppy drive (720K and 1.44M). It can operate as DF1, DF2 or DF3, depending on the J4 jumper position. Two mode of operation are possible; Native "Shugart" mode can be selected with J1, J2 and J3 jumper between pin 1 and 2., IBM-PC mode can be selected with J1, J2 and J3 jumper between pin 2 and 3. Onboard logic makes all drive to be seen as 880K standard Amiga floppy drives.
      • 1980s computer controls GRPS heat and AC : GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A 30-year-old computer that has run day and night for decades is what controls the heat and air conditioning at 19 Grand Rapids Public Schools. The Commodore Amiga was new to GRPS in the early 1980s and it has been working tirelessly ever since. GRPS Maintenance Supervisor Tim Hopkins said that the computer was purchased with money from an energy bond in the 1980s. It replaced a computer that was “about the size of a refrigerator.” The computer is responsible for turning the heat and the air conditioners on and off for 19 school buildings.
      • https://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=7543887&cid=49900341: This was posted to the Disqus comments, it appears to be from a man named Jeff who is likely the original programmer. He did post another response that talked about some problems he encountered in recent years testing an emulation solution. Bravo to this man Jeff for sticking by his system for the entire lifecycle.{1980s computer controls GRPS heat and AC}
      • MilkyTracker: MilkyTracker is an open source, multi-platform music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files. It attempts to recreate the module replay and user experience of the popular DOS program Fasttracker II, with special playback modes available for improved Amiga ProTracker 2/3 compatibility.
      • BassoonTrackerOld school Amiga MOD and XM tracker in plain javascript.
      • name: An Amiga Serial Midi Interface in open hardware. This serial midi interface is compatible with most Amiga Midi softwares. It simply convert serial RS-232 RX and TX signals to MIDI TTL standard. MIDI IN is opto-isolated to prevent ground loops and induction noise. Self powered via serial port. Convenient thru connector to connect other instruments to MIDI IN in daisy-chain. Tested on Bar and Pipes professional and OCTA-MED. (Let us know yours!)
      • USB Joystick Adapter v3.2: This repository contains all firmware sources for the Retronic Design's USB Joystick Adapter for all supported devices. This code is provided under a GPLv3 licence and does not offer any warranty whatsoever. This is for developpement and testing purposes.
      • mySQLcontrol: {DE Translated} mySQLcontrol is a database administration and editing program for the mySQL database server under AmigaOS 4. Databases and tables can be created, deleted and changed via a reaction-based interface. The table structure can also be changed. An SQL QUERY query can also be used to select/display and edit specific data records. An SQL console can also be started in which all SQL commands can be issued directly. The prefs window can also be used to connect to a mySQL server on another computer or on the Internet! Sorry for english speaking people. Only the download instructions on the bottom of the side are translated. The program itself has english catalog.
      • AAMP: is package offers a development environment on your Amiga, with which you can create and test your own web projects. Similar to the well-known XAMPP package for Linux and Windows, it contains the HTTP (web) server "Apache" with compiled-in support for the scripting language "PHP" (version 8.0.28 and 5.2.10) and the database server "MySQL" version 5.5.10.
      • Amiga Game Framework: Amiga Game Framework is a general-purpose framework aimed at game and multimedia programming on AmigaOS 4. It offers a user-friendly and intuitive C API for 2D graphics, playing sounds, reading user input, and more. Everything a 2D game developer needs. Amiga Game Framework has the following features: Window and fullscreen modes, Uses datatypes for loading bitmap graphics and sample sounds, Bitmap image and graphical primitive drawing, Font loading and drawing, Drawing with direct ARGB colors (no pens), Support for loadable palettes (unlimited palette size) where ARGB values can be fetched, Built-in 64 color palette, Bitmap scrolling, Animated sprites (BOBs) using sprite sheets, Keyboard, USB joysticks & game controllers, and mouse input, Audio playback through AHI, Networking API to create multiplayer online games.
      • Click here to Join The Commodore Amiga Corner: Click here to Join The Commodore Amiga Corner Discord channel.
      • vAmigaWeb: vAmigaWeb - Amiga Emulator for iPad iPhone Android and the web.
      • vAmigaWeb: {GitHub} vAmigaWeb - Amiga Emulator for iPad iPhone Android and the web.
      • vAmiga: {github} vAmiga is a user-friendly Amiga 500, 1000, 2000 emulator for macOS
      • Amiga 4000 Restoration x2: Part 1: {This is part 1 of 4 of a very detailed restoration and upgrade of an Amiga 4000. PArts 2-4 are also available too.} Due to a series of strange events, I have ended up with not one, but two Amiga 4000s in the last few weeks. They are both in need of very different restorations. I hope that I can get at least one complete machine out of them, and then sell the other one. I don’t have room for two in my collection, and it will help recoup the costs.
      • big video about E-UAE on AmigaOS4: {Thread @ AmigaWorld.net started by kas1e and his video covering the basics and roots on the current and older version of E-UAE, compositing how it emulates OS3.2.2.1, how to integrate dbl-click support and more....}
      • Commodore Amiga, when leadership goes wrong: How is it possible that a company that is ahead of competitors in 1985 takes 9 years to destroy everything? It was said that the previous Commodore computer (PET) was even better than Apple II, and with the Amiga that was not an exception. The Amiga had features like preemptive multitasking, a colour GUI, and hardware graphics and stereo sound that would not become mainstream on computers until over a decade later. However, the team that created the Amiga wanted more. They wanted to improve the product all the time. Executive Commitee didn't.
      • ArchiTECH HARDWARE: {Polish - ArchiTECH Retro Computer Amiga shop. Lots of stuff for sale.}

    7 Aug 2023

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      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Sad news this week. Bram Moolenaar, the creator of VIM passed away. For those who are not aware Bram created it back 98 on his Amiga 2000. Our condolences to his family.

      - On a happier note my copy of From Vultures to Vampires 2 has arrived. Can't wait to start reading it.

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      • RetroPDFs RetroPDFs – old mags for modern devices : ACE, Acorn User, Amiga Computing, Amiga Format, Amiga World, Amiga Power, Amiga Shopper, Amstrad Action, Amstrad Computer User, Amtix!, Antic, Atari User, BEEBUG, Big K, Commodore Format, Commodore Power/Play, Commodore User, Computer and Video Games plus 1984/1985 “Yearbooks”, Crash, CU Amiga, Dragon User, Electron User, Mega Machines, Mega Machines Sega, Micro Adventurer, MicroHobby, MicroHobby Especial, N-Force / SNES Force, Page 6 / New Atari User, Personal Computer Games, Personal Computer News, RAZE, Sinclair User, Sinclair Programs, ST Format, ST/Amiga Format, Super Play, The Games Machine, The Micro User, The One, Your Computer, Your Commodore, Your Sinclair, Your Spectrum, Your 64, Zero, ZX Computing & Zzap 64! / Commodore Force plus “bonus” issue 107
      • Welcome to Mediathek: Mediathek is a software for downloading Movies from different public (german speaking) TV-stations (ARD, ZDF, 3Sat, WDR...). It is based on the program MediathekView, which is available for Windows/Linux/Macos, und uses the same database. But in contrast to them, Mediathek on Amiga uses its own SQL-server, what gives some speedups and more filteroptions.
      • ANAIIS ("Another Native Amiga IO Interface Stack"): ANAIIS, acronym for Another Native Amiga IO Interface Stack, is a software solution that brings the possibilities of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) to the Amiga. Supported harware: ZorroII E3B Highway, clockport E3B Subway, clockport Alinea Subway 2021, ZorroII Freeway, clockport Freeway & A600/A1200 Gayle clockport
      • RogueCraft - Awesome looking Amiga roguelike from Badger Punch Games gets an AmiJam demo!: If you have an Amiga you are sure to like this latest news story that's just been sent to us by Saberman, as if you were hoping to play the C64 version of 'Rogue64' by Badger Punch Games but didn't get the chance, then make sure to check out the AmiJam demo for the upcoming release of 'RogueCraft'. A game which could be described as a much enhanced Amiga version of Rogue64 set with a Lovecraft-inspired theme! To coincide with this news, not only has Ricki Sickenger (Zendar) teased another screenshot, but there's a new video available from Saberman showing the WIP demo in action.
      • Where Vim Came From: You could spend several minutes poking around the Vim website without getting a better idea of who created Vim or why. If you launch Vim without giving it a file argument, then you will see Vim’s startup message, which says that Vim is developed by “Bram Moolenaar et al.” But that doesn’t tell you much. Who is Bram Moolenaar and who are his shadowy confederates?
      • A600GSname: {A new prototype system from AmiKit. Currently the site is just a place holder.}
      • The history of Mesa: The Mesa project (aka "Mesa 3D") is "almost old enough to drink" (21 in the US), said Ian Romanick when introducing Brian Paul's X.Org Developers Conference (XDC) talk. Paul is "the father of Mesa", Romanick said; he was presenting a look back at the 20 (or so) years of development on the open source OpenGL graphics language implementation.
      • AmigaFFH: Commodore Amiga File Format Handler: Modern software often poorly support older file formats. This package intends to handle many file formats that were native to the antiquated Commodore Amiga machine. This package focuses on file types from the older Amiga operating systems (<= 3.0). It will read and write specific file formats and coerces them into more contemporary data.
      • AmigaBasic: The S3 AmigaBasic class : Description: A class that represents the content of Amiga Basic files. Details: Amiga Basic is a BASIC-style programming language that was shipped with early Commodore Amiga machines. It requires an interpreter to run an Amiga Basic script. The AmigaFFH package does not interpret Amiga Basic scripts. It does allow for encoding and decoding scripts in the binary format in which it was originally stored on the Amiga. Amiga Basic scripts were stored as encoded binaries instead of ASCII text files in order to save (at the time precious) memory and disk space. Amiga Basic binary files start with a file header (as an identifier) and is followed by each line of the script as binary data. The AmigaBasic-class object stores each line of the script as a list item as a vector of raw data. Use as.character and as.AmigaBasic to switch between character data and AmigaBasic-class objects.
      • A4000TX ATX Amiga motherboard: {Thread @ AmiBay introducing the initial launch of the A4000TX ATX motherboard} A4000TX ATX motherboard, the first Amiga based motherboard in ATX form factor (actually a hybrid ATX/EATX form factor). A4000TX is an A4000cr motherboard and daughterboard embedded together with a few additional features. The motherboard is fully hand-routed like the A4000+ Alice motherboard was. The specifications of the A4000TX Lisa rev 1.0: fits into (E)ATX case, uses standard ATX power supply, Amiga AGA custom chipset, CPU slot connector for accelerator cards, on-board 68030 CPU & 68882 FPU, 16 MB Fast RAM, 2 MB Chip RAM, four full-length Zorro III slots, three ISA slots, extended video slot, 3.5" IDE port, internal floppy port, PS/2 keyboard port supporting Amiga and PC keyboards (PC work in progress), PS/2 mouse port (work in progress), Amiga mouse and joystick ports, serial and parallel ports, 15-pin VGA port with 15kHz RGB output, 24-pin breakout header with full RGB port support (for external scandoublers, genlocks, SCART cables, etc..), 3.5mm stereo jack & on-board RTC with battery
      • E-UAE: This is a version of UAE, the Ubiquitous Amiga Emulator, with an emulation core largely based on WinUAE. It attempts to bring many of the great features of WinUAE to non-Windows platforms. This version now finally has a name, E-UAE, since that's what everybody was calling it anyway. The 'E' can stand for anything you fancy. Experimental, extreme, exciting, egalitarian, eggplant, . . . Currently it will build and run (with a varying degree of supported features) on Linux and other Unices, Mac OS X, BeOS, AmigaOS itself (either for 68k machines or PPC machines with AmigaOS 4.0 and the AmigaOS clones MorphOS and AROS). OS X requires either LibSDL or an X server for graphics output, but native graphics are supported on AmigaOS and BeOS, although, at the moment, SDL is also preferred on BeOS since the native driver is incomplete.
      • FBDUMP: fbdump is a simple tool that captures the contents of the visible portion of the Linux framebuffer device and writes it to the standard output as a PPM file. In other words, it takes a screenshot of anything running on the framebuffer. It currently has fairly complete support for packed-pixel framebuffer types and also works with the VGA16 framebuffer driver.
      • E-UAE PowerPC JIT project v1.0.0: This project is a fork of the E-UAE Amiga emulation project.
      • The Big E-UAE JIT blog: The development blog for the implementing Just In Time complimation based Motorola 680x0 emulation for the PowerPC Processors in E-UAE Amiga emulator.
      • E-UAE PowerPC JIT: This project is a successor of the E-UAE Amiga emulation project, the goal is to implement Just-In-Time code compilation for PowerPC processors.

    1 Aug 2023

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      - Rabbits - Rabbits - Rabbits! Greetings and salutations everyone! Making progress... I'm happy to report I'm close to finalizing my updated category listing. 20 Years ago emulation (WinUAE, QEMU, FS-UAE...) alt hardware (A500 mini, Raspberry Pi, Vampire, Mister...), social media (Blogs, youtube, Discord...) and may others were basically non existent and my current category list reflect this. To be the BEST site for Amiga information and resources I've been updating and adding some features that will make it easier for you find what your looking for. I look forward to everyone's feedback.

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      • HISTORY OF THE AMIGA COMPUTER {ARCHIVED 10 Apr 2009}: In the beginning. The Amiga was conceived by Jay Miner. Jay was working at Atari when he came up with the idea for a super games computer. At Atari Jay had done much of the design work on the Atari 800 8-bit computers as well as the earlier Atari VCS. But since Atari was making cash 'hand over fist' from the arcade craze and the home video games, it wasn't interested in his plans for an advanced 16-bit home computer based upon the Motorola 68000 CPU.
      • The acquisition of Amiga by Commodore and Atari’s involvement, and what if Atari had won the bid?: The story of Amiga’s acquisition by Commodore and the subsequent involvement of Atari is a fascinating tale of technological innovation, corporate strategies, and industry turmoil. We will explore the acquisition of Amiga by Commodore, detailing the circumstances and the price paid for the groundbreaking technology, and delve into how Atari, a rival company, got involved in the Amiga saga, and how this convergence of two iconic companies shaped the future of the computing and gaming industries.
      • My new Amiga 1200 Accelerator!: So, I’m a lucky retro computing loving boy! I happen to own a sweet ass Amiga 1200 (in the cool CD32 limited edition case from A1200.Net) as you will see from the photo’s on the site. I’ve had an accelerator in this machine for many years (way before the cool CD32 case) and what I had was a Blizzard MkIV 68030 running at 50Mhz and 32Mb RAM. This would have been eye wateringly expensive in 1995 when it was released at 299DM and probably out of reach for the average Amiga fan (especially when to get proper use from it you would have had to have owned a hard drive too). My lovely Blizzard served a purpose for years and is probably still the best “Old school” accelerator for the Amiga 1200 (bang for buck). Excellent for running Workbench from my Compact Flash HD and subsequently WHDLoad games worked a treat. Of course being a straight up 68030 accelerator – it’s very compatible with all the software available. Here’s a wee picture of what it looked like.
      • extract-adf: extract-adf is a tool that extracts files from (broken) Amiga OFS ADF/ADZ/DMS disk images. It will create all files with the correct directory hierarchy and the correct timestamps on the local filesystem. It is specially optimized for broken filesystems, and can recover as much as possible even on those. One use case is to extract the leftover files on the Kickstart 1.0 disk.
      • Reconstructing the Leftovers on the Amiga Kickstart 1.0 Disk: It is well-known that the “Kickstart” disk that came with the original Amiga 1000 in 1985 contained some fragments of source code: The floppy disk that was used as a master for duplication had been used by the developers before, and had not been erased completely. Nobody seemed to have looked too closely at what is on this disk – so I did, for this episode of Computer Archeology. The revealed data tells us about how the Amiga operating system was brought up, how it related to Tripos, and where it was developed.
      • Tripos, the Roots of AmigaDOS: The core of the Amiga Operating systems consists of the three major components Exec (scheduling, memory management, IPC), Intuition (GUI library) and AmigaDOS (process and file management). AmigaDOS is based on the Tripos operating system which Commodore bought because development of their own DOS subsystem failed to meet deadlines. In this article, I am presenting searchable PDFs of the very rare Tripos manuals (638 pages) as well as the AmigaDOS manual (304 pages). Comparing the two documents will share some insight in the relationship between Tripos and Amiga OS.
      • Welcome to the Developer Site for AmigaDE / Amiga-Anywhere {ARCHIVED 26 Jul 2003}: The AmigaDE is a set of technologies which allows developers to create digital content that runs within an abstract environment - the Amiga Digital Environment (hence AmigaDE). This environment is then 'attached' to multiple hardware and software hosts, allowing that content to run on those hosts without change and at near native speeds. The environment provides a high performance, low resource development service set that allows for the development of Assembler, C/C++ and pJava content, whether it be simple utilities or screaming multimedia games. To see some examples, please visit the Amiga-Anywhere Shop or the website of one of our AmigaDE developers, Zeoneo. The AmigaDE currently supports ARM, MIPS, x86 and SHn hardware hosts and Microsoft (Windows, PocketPC, Smartphone) and Linux (Desktop and Embedded) software hosts. Other hosts are in the works as the AmigaDE spreads its coverage across the digital device landscape, ranging from Smartphones, through PDAs and STBs to desktops and workstations.
      • Club Amiga Monthly: {Issues #1 Feb 2003 - #12 Jan 2004. All 12 issues. Full content}
      • Club Amiga Magazine Issue 5: A short story on the V50 DOS Library {ARCHIVED 11 Jul 2003}: From the very beginning, AmigaDOS has always been the orphaned child in the Amiga operating system. In the early days, the addition of the TRIPOS kernel as the basis for the Amiga Disk Operating System (DOS) was not the first choice, but circumstances being what they were, we finished up with TRIPOS, written in a language called BCPL. BCPL was a predecessor to modern C language and whether they realized it at the time or not, C was eventually to become the pseudo standard language for the entire Amiga Operating system and various components, as well as being a favored language for writing a vast number of applications.
      • Club Amiga Magazine Issue 2: AmiDock and application.library in AmigaOS 4 {ARCHIVED 11 Jul 2003}: This description is meant as addition to our AmigaOS4 feature list. For first impressions about the new functionalities, please have a read in the mentioned document. OS4's AmiDock allows to be configured by the user in a very high degree. Picture 1; shows 4 different examples of docks in icon mode. The top-most has a drag bar, and fully transparent backgrounds. If someone wants to see a border around a dock: no problem - this is shown in the second example. Of course you also can create a fully invisible dock which has neither a drag bar nor a border (third example). Finally we see a dock which draws a background, has a border but no drag bar. Of course it is possible to choose those styles for each different dock.
      • Setting up a Compact Flash card with Classic Workbench and WHDLoad for Amiga 600/1200 : About a year ago, I bought an Amiga 600. It did not have a hard drive, but all Amiga 600 have an IDE port, and you can use a Compact Flash card with a CF-IDE adapter as a hard drive. That worked fine, and I could install Workbench on the CF card, and use it. But eventually I though I should try to use WHDLoad, so that I could run more games directly from the hard drive. I found a video by Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube, where he goes through the process of installing Classic Workbench and WHDLoad on a Compact Flash card, unfortunately this video is (currently) four years old, and also very… quick? With the help of the comments[1] and some trial and error, I managed to get it working, though.
      • Adding an RGB SCART connector to a Commodore 1901 monitor : A couple of months ago, I bought a cheap, used Commodore 1901 monitor[1] from Tradera. The Commodore 1901 has digital RGBi input using D-SUB 9 connector, as well as separate Luminance and Chrominance inputs via RCA jacks (which is the same signal as S-Video, just different connectors). I thought this would be a good monitor for my old Bondwell Model 8 computer, which only has CGA output (and probably deserves a post of its own). It would probably also work with my Commodore 64. The Commodore 1901 also has a built-in speaker, that connects with yet another RCA plug, so I wouldn’t even need a separate speaker.
      • Repairing a cracked PCB in a Commodore 1901 monitor: This is the second and final part in a very short series where I improve and repair my Commodore 1901 monitor. In part 1 I added a SCART connector with analog RGB and audio support, but also discovered that the colours were a bit off – especially when using an RGBi input, such as CGA – and discovered a crack on the PCB. In this part, I will repair the PCB and hopefully fix the colours.
      • Amiga calls the partnership with QNX for the development of the architecture of the amigas of the next generation, hereinafter referred to as "NG-Amiga". {ARCHIVED 7 Jan 2001 - GERMAN}: {To good not to add it to the list} Amiga, Inc. has a collaboration with QNX Software Systems Ltd. The aim is to use the QNX-EXMAUSTIONSTAD system (Realtime Operating System, RTOS) as the basis for the architecture of the NG-Amiga.
      • Hold and Modify: The Amiga and Lightwave3D legacy. That’s what I do here. Hold and Modify - YouTube's most fully produced Amiga channel
      • Commodore Amiga 600 LED replacement: Commodore Amiga 600 LED replacement board. Tested on PAL and NTSC models, rev1.5 and rev2. it fits the original keyboard perfectly
      • Amiga600 LED replacement PCB : Amiga600 LED replacement PCB, Eagle 7.x Schematics & Board
      • Mister FPGA – A Fascinating Comprehensive Guide: Mister FPGA, also known as MiSTer, is a fascinating and versatile open-source project that has gained significant popularity among retro gaming enthusiasts, hardware tinkerers, and FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) enthusiasts. It allows users to recreate the experience of playing classic video games and using vintage computer systems on modern hardware, bringing the nostalgia of the past into the present. At its core, Mister FPGA is a small computer system built around an FPGA chip that can mimic the behavior of various vintage hardware platforms and consoles, making it a powerful and flexible tool for emulation and retro gaming.
      • MiSTer FPGA Hardware: The MiSTer is an open-source project that emulates consoles, computers and arcade boards via FPGA – This is different from software emulation, as there’s potential for performance exactly like the original. While software emulation has the potential to be really accurate as well, you’re much more likely to get zero lag via FPGA emulation, making this an amazing option for people using both HDMI displays and CRT’s! Setup and use has gotten really simple and I created a quick video to get you started, with links and more instructions below:
      • Amiga ADF to floppy using X-COPY, GOTEK & external drive: The GOTEK floppy emulator is hands down the best modification to can make to any Amiga and it’s easy to forget what a faf sourcing floppies can be these days. This was no more apparent than when we were contacted on Instagram and asked about our State of the Art Christmas decorations. Our fellow Amiga owner was not only intrigued about the beautifully crafted Amiga models but was pining for his own copy of this epic Spaceballs demo. Having not yet opted for a GOTEK I did the right thing and offered to supply a copy for him. It’s pretty easy to turn an ADF disk image into a floppy – you need the right equipment and software. In this video, we show you how. More information on the Amiga GOTEK can be found here

    25 Jul 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Another 'slow' week but this time we have some really good links. I hope you enjoy!


        "I did have several acquaintances who died slumped over keyboards at least two of them had heart attacks or some such, but none of them were Amiga users. I don't know of anyone who was an Amiga user who died slumped over their Amiga. "— Paula Lieberman

    Random quote of the week. How true!

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      • Building a Micro-AmigaOne - By Lyle Hazelwood {25 Oct 2008}: The following article is an account of observations and solutions to problems which arose during the build of a Micro AmigaOne computer. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Any similiarity to your real life experience is purely coincidental. All information in this document is believed to be accurate. The author accepts no responsibility for how you use it.
      • Little AmigaNG - Part I, Micro A1-C {Czech - TRANSLATED}: Amiga NG are mostly classic expandable computers intended for installation in a tower. I have already written about some of them. But we also have small NG Amigas, with Mini-ITX size or smaller. Compared to their larger siblings, they have the disadvantage of a small expansion option, but on the other hand, they usually do not require a more complex configuration and fit into small cabinets. Since small AmigaNGs are small and non-expandable, there is of course not much to write about them. Therefore, so that they are not completely neglected, I will make such a miniseries about them. The articles will be quite short and not very technical according to my habits, but I will make up for it in the last part, where there will be a comparison with graphics.
      • AMIGarage {Finnish}: {Finnish} New and used Amiga and Commodore products... At AmiGarage you can find both new and old hardware, games and software. When I heard that Gentle Eye ended its 25-year journey in the spring of 2020, I decided that somehow this must be continued. In September 2020, I acquired the final stock of Gentle Eye, which means those products will be listed on the pages within the limits of time. I also try to acquire new interesting solutions for the supply at a competitive price. }
      • Pimp my Ami #1 – Fluo: If you are a long-time reader of my blog, you probably know that I bought some pallets of retro hardware a few years ago. Only twenty Amiga 500s survived unrefurbished since then. (there is one more not visible in a pic). For the past few years, I’ve restored hundreds of retro machines to their original state (sometimes with minor mods) and I am kinda bored with it. Time to try something different. I’ve decided to create a fresh series of posts where I’ll try to describe upgrades and visual mods of the above A500s. Every A500 from the above stack will be unique and will be described in a separate blog post. Once such Amiga is finished and tested, I will create an eBay auction with it. This is post number 1 out of 20. Today, I will focus on the special unit – fourth from the top in the left column on the above pic. It is special because this is the one that brought the whole blog post series idea to life. Oh! This is going to be a long post 😉
      • Amiga keyboard membrane: Suitable for Amiga 500, 500+, 600, 1200 and 4000. Many of those membranes fail due to worn-out graphite pads. Membranes sold here are brand new. These membranes work with keyboards made by Mitsumi – green with a single connector
      • Amiga 500 – mods: I am a happy owner of quite a few A500s in pretty crappy shape. I’ve finally managed to start some serious work with modding ’em. I won’t post single-machine mods but rather a several mods in a few Amigas that I’ve pimped. As usual, I’ve started with simple things
      • Hacking Little Computer People on the Amiga: TL;DR This post is about how I semi-reversed engineered the Little Computer People data files to enable configuration options that the original game didn't offer. I've written and released a tool that works with LCP on the Amiga, which you can download at the end of this post. If you want to see how I got there, then read on…
      • Amiga 500 – Fun With Storage: NB: In writing this post, I realised it's effectively a mini review of the ZuluSCSI... I own many Commodore Amigas, and most of them actually work. On one of my Amiga 500s, I've been recently trying to get a decent SCSI hard disk drive working via a GVP Impact II A500-HD+ sidecar expansion unit. This expansion unit contains a GVP SCSI controller, an internal 50-pin IDC connector for an internal SCSI drive and a 25-pin D-sub connector on the back for any external SCSI devices I may want to connect. It also has four 30-pin SIMM sockets, which I have populated with four 1MB SIMMs, providing an additional 4MB of FAST RAM to the A500. The GVP is separately powered with its own 12v+5v brick-style PSU – more on that later. Here is the Amiga in question on my workbench. The eagle-eyed among you will see where I am going with this post.
      • The hidden power of the 68010: The original first generation of Amigas such as the A500, A600, A1000 and A2000 all used a Motorola designed 68000 CPU inside. Many Amiga users eventually upgraded theirs to have an accelerator, usually based on the 68020 or 68030 CPU. But there is a contender that is a drop-in replacement for the 68000, and for some things it can be quite a bit faster. About the 68010
      • Guitar Slinger Reconstructed: I made a cover of Jogeir Liljedahl's Guitar Slinger in the form of a stop-motion music video where the cuts are controlled by the pattern data of the original MOD.
      • amiga2000-gfxcard: MNT VA2000, an Open Source Amiga 2/3/4000 Graphics Card (Zorro II/III), written in Verilog
      • AmigaGPT: AmigaGPT is a text generation program that runs on the classic AmigaOS. Utilising the power of the OpenAI's GPT-3 and GPT-4 architectures, this program brings state-of-the-art language modeling to your Amiga computer.
      • The 1990s Amiga with Video Toaster has a VFX cool factor that endures today: Todd Rundgren, Babylon 5, The X-Files, SeaQuest DSV, and even those demo videos – NewTek’s Video Toaster has plenty of 90s nostalgia behind it. But it also demonstrates workflow features in switching, titling, and animation that could easily inspire streamers today. Hang on, I was about to start with an intro, but – frankly, I can’t do any better than this Yorkshire Television-produced CITV show Bad Influence!, the answer to the question “what if Computer Chronicles were not made by complete dorks who were apparently trapped in a low-budget PBS studio?” Please read the rest of this article imagining the voices of these two presenters. “But first have a look at this!” “The AMIIIIGA??!”
      • Dazzle at the soft synths of the Commodore Amiga – including a forgotten 1985 gem: The obscure software synth wonders of the Commodore Amiga hold up today as unique sound creation instruments. And as early as 1985 they offered real-time polyphonic synthesis, thanks to the onboard Paula chip. Paulee Bow shares their deep dive into a wide assortment of these in a new documentary – and makes the platform tantalizing enough that even generations born long after the Amiga may find themselves booting an emulator or hunting flea markets.
      • Dark Forces Amiga port: {Thread @ eab.abime.ne covering a new Dark Forces Amiga port}
      • Star Wars fans unite! BSzili releases an unofficial Amiga port of Dark Forces (High end Amiga required?) : It feels like it was only just yesterday that we announced through Indie Retro News that BSzili had unofficially released not just the full version of the classic ID Software game of 'Wolfenstein 3D' and 'Spear of Destiny', but also other games such as Exhumed, and Powerslave. Well here we are with another BSzili announcement, as he has told us that he has made available the Amiga port of the Star Wars first person shooter game of Dark Forces. "A game developed and published by LucasArts originally released in 1995 for MS-DOS and Macintosh, set in the fictional Star Wars expanded universe set shortly before the original Star Wars film, to a year after the film's events" -GOG.
      • ScanPlus AGA: Simple scandoubler with analog VGA output, designed for CRT VGA monitors. Compatible with A1200 and 4000D.
      • Classic 520 - 68020 accelerator board for A500/A1000: Classic 520 is not a new project; the initial tests were already completed long time ago, back in 2016. HC508 is a nice card, but the 68000 lacks one important feature: the Vector Base Register.. VBR is used in 90% of WHDLoad stuff to support the quit key. Needless to say, every WHDLoad slave can be modified to support the quit key, even on a stock 68000 CPU, but back in the days people who wrote the slaves used 68020-030 based cards and there was no need to add those extra 10 lines of assembly code to handle the quit key without a VBR feature. Since I can't modify hundreds of WHDLoad slaves, I've decided to design a turbo board with a 68020 CPU! :) This is how the Classic 520 was born
      • PC to Amiga FDD interface cable : People are writing detailed articles how to modify stock 3.5" PC HD floppy drives to make them Amiga compatible. My solution is completely different: create a special cable and no modification is required to the FDD itself. The only thing You need to do is to hide the HD detection hole on the floppy disk with a sticky tape and all HD disks will work in DD mode. Of course DD disks will also work without any problem. See the pictures below for the details. The testing involved 30+ different drives. Amiga supports DD drives only: don't ask for a HD mod; it requires oscillator change etc.
      • IDE4 Z2 - A 4 unit IDE controller for Amiga 2000 : IDE4 Z2 is a Gayle compatible 4 unit IDE controller, designed for Amiga 2000. It supports 4 IDE devices on two ports (primary and secondary). Without any additional driver the primary port is active (Kickstart 2.05+ is required with scsi.device). IDEfix driver is required to enable the second port or to use a CD / DVD device (as the default scsi.device in ROM doesn't support it). CF master / slave mode is selectable via a jumper. Connector for IDE activity LED is also available. The controller is RDB compatible: HDToolBox and HDInstTools can be used for disk partitioning.

    17 Jul 2023

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      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Still trying to recover from my extended vacation. Sorry but there are only a few new links this week. On a sad note I just read that Vintage is the New Old is shutting down at the end of the month. I have been visiting since it was known as "Commodore is Awesome" and have always enjoyed the site's take on Commodore and various other retro computer happenings. While Paulo gives his heartfelt reasons for leaving, and I don't fault him, I wish him all the best for his future projects!

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      • How QNX Failed Amiga: The Amiga platform has exhibited amazing longevity for something so plagued by problems. And for a platform with such problems, it's been an excruciatingly slow march to resolve matters. Amiga is still running a twenty-year old operating system on chips that haven't been updated in over eleven years, and is only able to use anything modern through emulation or as an add-on card. What other platform offers accelerator cards faster than the main CPU by a factor of ten? Enter QNX Software Systems, contracted by Gateway in 1997 to create a desktop operating system based on its embedded QNX Neutrino micro-kernel environment. QNX was a significant player in the embedded industry and had a reputation for efficient, real-time systems that oversaw everything from medicine drips to auto-assembly robots. It looked like such finely-honed technology would be the proper bridge to the second coming of the Amiga. Appearances, however, can be deceiving.
      • EXXOS FORUM: We welcome retro users & hardware gurus alike! Come and join the party :) {Forum message board with rooms exclusively covering: Amiga, Atari, other 68x systems, the Terriblefile line of accelerators, items for sale and more)
      • Achieving period-correct graphics in personal computer emulators — Part 1: The Amiga: In this article series we’ll be looking at emulating the Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64, and MS-DOS/early Windows era IBM PC compatibles with period-correct graphics (and maybe a few other classic machines, who knows?). What do I mean by “period-correctness”? It’s quite simple—the emulated graphics should look as close as possible to the output of CRT displays used with these computers back in the 80s and 90s.
      • Gaming on the Amiga — Part 1: Amiga 500 is all you need (mostly): It appears that the generally accepted “best” way to play Amiga games these days is via WHDLoad on an Amiga 1200 (either emulated or real hardware) expanded to oblivion with a turbo card and lots of extra RAM. I disagree with this notion for a number of important reasons: It’s suboptimal {...} It’s inauthentic {... &} It’s unnecessary
      • WinUAE-Shaders: These shaders can utilize the SmartRes functionality with WinUAE versions 4.2.0 or above. Otherwise they work with Lores and single-line mode. Hires shaders can operate with hires resolutions and don't skip horizontal hires pixels. Interlace shaders are intended for interrlaced gfx. and situations, lines aren't discarded. This repository comes with a couple of ReShade shaders. One is for colorspace tweaks and profiles, other is for glow, bloom and mask effects.
      • We talk to Pete Cannon, DJ Formula and Vogue Renege about producing and even DJing with old Amigas – and how you can too.: We talk to Pete Cannon, DJ Formula and Vogue Renege about producing and even DJing with old Amigas – and how you can too.
      • Amiga 4000 Hardware Guide: Version 4.2 (6/98) compiled by Warren Block {Index, Introduction, Common Problems, Common Questions, Tips & Internals}
      • A3000 technical notes - contents: Based on Commodore Amiga 3000 Hardware Technical Notes Revision 2. written and compiled by Calum Tsang - July 1998. Converted to HTML from the original AmigaGuide document. With additions by Anthony Hoffman. Introduction - Overview of the A3000, Jumpers Jumpers / NVRAM - Settings and References, Memory - Memory Expansion, Boards - Expansion Boards, Floppies - Floppy Drives, SCSI - Hard Drives / SCSI Interface, Deinterlacer - Display Enhancer, Monitors - Video Signals / Display Devices, Power Supply - PSU 240V/120V conversion and common faults, Problems - Common Questions and Answers, Credits - Contributors & Neat stuff - History and Trivia
      • steel-alive.fr: {French Amiga site covering the all the classic machines}
      • Retro Wedge Computer Case: I've always wanted to have a computer case which resembles the keyboard or wedge-shape cases of the 80ies era. I owned a TI-994A and a Atari ST back then and I wanted to have something similar where I can put a MiSTer board or a RetroPi into it. I used Blender to design the model. It's split into several pieces, it should fit a 230x230mm print bed. The side pods and side panels then have to be placed diagonally. I've used a XTRFY K4 TKL RGB keyboard in retro colour scheme. This release is "as is". There is no back panels for the outputs etc. yet, as I didn't know where to put everything inside.

    6 Jul 2023

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      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Well I'm back. Did anyone miss me? ha ha. I see there wasn't much news in my absence minus this GROUND BREAKING announcement that the production othe A1222 (TBAOR) is FINALLY underway! HOLY CRAP!?! Didn't think it would ever be officially released. Excitement seems to be a bit tepid based on the fact of minimal on line chatter and the possibility that the price of the motherboard MAY cost much more than what was originally mentioned. With that said I did do the pre-order and I'm excited to see how this one evolves.

      - Updated the 'Big Shops and Vendors' side table by adding (7) new entries: Ami64 (UK), Amiga68K (SW), Individual Computers (DE), MicroMiga (FR), Retro Ready (UK), Retro Rewind (CA) & Sordan (IR). As always... YMMV...

      - Due to news about the A1222 I re-enabled and updated the A1222/Tabor Links side table. (last side table) Hope this helps someone!

      - Just passed the 500 links mark. YAE ME!

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    • If you ignore everything else about the news of the upcoming A1222 release you need to treat yourself and take a look this incredible QuickStart Guide for New A1222 Users eliyahu (Eldee Stephens) has put together. GREAT JOB!!
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      • The QuickStart Guide for New A1222 Users: "all the answers you want to questions that shouldn't have needed to be asked..."
      • How Amiga is a NEC Multisync LCD1970VX monitor?: Whenever a LCD monitor comes around, it's worth testing if it's suitable for Amiga use. According to sources, this one partially supports Amiga screenmodes - I gave it a try, or two. Let's quickly run down the features of the monitor. This is the "partial support" information gathered from famous website 15khz.wikidot.com: 'No practical evidence. I kindly ask author to provide more information. Support is considered "Partial" for now. "Full" can be after test.'
      • Grind: a new Amiga 500 fps!: Pickup your time machine and travel back, dive into an alternative universe where Doom was never released for PCs in 1993, but several years earlier on the humble Amiga 500! Grind is a new fps game powered by the amazing Dread engine: a mindblowing achievement which showcases what was really possible with Amiga's original hardware!
      • GRIND: Hi, I'm John Tsakiris from Pixelglass and this is Grind : a retro fps game for Amiga 500 and Atari ST powered by the Dread engine! By becoming a Patron you'll be funding me to create the best (I possibly can) visuals, audio and gameplay content needed, in order for 'Grind' to become a complete, well polished first person shooter, with a story, level progression, unique weapons, looks and gameplay mechanics!
      • CD32 Cap Map: I had the chance to re-cap my first CD32 this weekend and it was a version 3. The amount of capacitors reminded of the Amiga 4000T and some of them was put in very narrow spaces. Did a cap-map that can be used as reference by others (inclusive myself).
      • Commodore 1541 II / 1581 Diskdrive - Amiga CD32 Aftermarket Power Supply: Aftermarket Power Supply for Commodore diskdrives 1541-II and 1581. Also compatible with the Amiga CD32. This is a hobby product developed by c64power.com
      • Dazzle at the soft synths of the Commodore Amiga – including a forgotten 1985 gem: The obscure software synth wonders of the Commodore Amiga hold up today as unique sound creation instruments. And as early as 1985 they offered real-time polyphonic synthesis, thanks to the onboard Paula chip. Paulee Bow shares their deep dive into a wide assortment of these in a new documentary – and makes the platform tantalizing enough that even generations born long after the Amiga may find themselves booting an emulator or hunting flea markets.
      • gvp-m: this is the world wide web home page of great valley products - m inc. {available products, pricelist, software updates & disks}
      • Amiga Source Code Preservation: The code that was forgotten lives on. {LOTS and LOTS of books, Amiga info and more!}
      • Phøde Universal Optical Drive emulator: Based upon highly versatile IDE emulator, Phøde Universal ODE that supports multiple consoles with possibility to update for newly added. Each ODE will come with full set of QSB and ribbons, allowing easy install and eliminating a guess work out of ordering. Supports mystery friend Amiga CD32
      • Amstaga : Odroid XU4 powered neo-retro computer – Amiga style !: A few years ago, I had the idea of building an Amiga like chassis with some arm based computer and a real mechanical keyboard. I even bought everything needed to build it ! The idea was to make an emulation machine similar to what exists for retrogaming consoles, but here I wanted something dedicated to old computers like Amiga, Atari, C64, CPC 6128. The Raspberry pi foundation brings the Pi 400, but I personally find that it lacks originality. The time has come for this project to see the light : it’s now a reality and I love it :). As usual, I’m sharing all my work for anyone who would like to build one. Of course as you probably guessed, the name “Amstaga” is a mix of Amiga, Amstrad and Atari.
      • Digital Universe: Discover the Universe using your Amiga
      • AMIGA DIGITAL UNIVERSE {ARCHIVED 14 Jul 2006}: WHAT IS "THE DIGITAL UNIVERSE"? "The Digital Universe" is an award-winning astronomical simulator package for the Amiga computer. Since release, it has become the standard software package for the amateur and professional astronomer. With our new lower price, we expect the software to become more accessible to the casual astronomy enthusiast, and to those interested in generally learning more about astronomy. The software will run on any Amiga computer with Workbench 2.04 or greater, at least 3 Mb of memory, and a minimum of 11 Mb of hard drive space (17 Mb of disk space are required for a full installation). Due to the calculation-intensive nature of this software, an accelerated Amiga and math chip (FPU) is strongly recommended, though not required.
      • Digital Universe support forum: {Digital Universe Support forum hosted at amigans.net
      • micromiga: {online Amiga store. Lots of products}
      • Retro Ready: We love retro and only stock high quality products. Our main focus is on Commodore and Amiga machines although you will come across items for other systems too. This is more than a shop. We know our products inside out and have over a decade of experience in supporting them. Whether you want to add storage, networking capability or replacement parts, we are reliable and eager. We genuinely love to see people using their machines. If a replacement or upgrade makes that possible for you we would love to make that happen for you. We currently ship worldwide from the UK. If you enhance a machine with one of our items, please get in touch to show and tell us about your experience.
      • Ami64.com: We're passionate about the Commodore Amiga and Commodore 64. Specialising in Commodore Computers since the late 80's. Customised Amiga & C64 Computers, Software, Addons, Merch, Games, Peripherals and Repairs. Your dependable Amiga & C64 distributor, manufacturer and online store, helping an ever-growing Worldwide customer base.
      • Retro Rewind: {online Amiga store. Lots of products}
      • Amiga68K: New and old stock for your vintage computers {specializing in the Amiga}
      • Ram Jam: Welcome to the "Corso completo di programmazione assembler in due dischi" book Internet site, totally free and opensource, An Assembler course for Amiga which will teach you from the simple "Hello World" to the coding of complex 3D graphics routines realtime! This book is the modern 2016 rendition in both versiones e-book and paper printed, of thw famous "Corso Completo di Programmazione Assembler in 2 Dischi per Amiga" originally distributed on floppy disk drives by the author in the 90's.

    24 Jun 2023

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      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Sorry but there's only a quick update this week. I'm glad that there seems to be little happening in our little Amiga community because I'm currently on vacation and have little access to the site. Don't worry I'll be back mid next week with more links for your viewing pleasure. In the meantime let's hope something interesting happens!

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    • As always Amiga-News.de hits it out of the park again this time asking relevant Amiga shops about the current availability of AmigaOS 4 hardware. The pickings are slim. The Sam460LE is the most available system. Either as a complete system or just a motherboard. If the X5000 series is more to your likings there is only one shop where you will currently find it stock. As always these numbers can change daily so reach out to your favorite vendor to get the most up to date information.
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      • Amiga (!amiga): Community for all things Commodore Amiga related. {a Reddit alternative: /r/amiga}
      • Mini Office Amiga: Mini Office Amiga is a powerful and flexible integrated package capable of performing a vast array of home and office business tasks. Its five feature-packed modules include: A professional Word Processor with powerful graphics capabilities and a 50,000 word spell checker. Ideal for a wide variety of correspondence and official documents. A versatile Database which is simple to use and powerful enough to deal with anything from basic address book functions to club membership lists and business records. A flexible Spreadsheet with more than 50 functions, simplifying the most complex domestic monthly budgets or commercial cash flow forecasts.
      • AmigaGPT: AmigaGPT is a text generation program that runs on the classic AmigaOS. Utilising the power of the OpenAI's GPT-3 and GPT-4 architectures, this program brings state-of-the-art language modeling to your Amiga computer. Features: State-of-the-art language model. AmigaGPT uses the GPT-4 architecture developed by OpenAI to generate coherent, context-aware responses to your input. Seamless integration with AmigaOS: AmigaGPT takes full advantage of the latest AmigaOS 3.2 API to provide a smooth, native user experience without the need to have third party frameworks installed. UI customisation: You can customise the look and feel of the application, including the ability to choose the fonts and a choice of opening in the Workbench screen or a custom screen. Speech capability: AmigaGPT can use the Amiga's speech synthesis capability to read the generated text aloud with support for switching between the old Workbench 1.x v34 and the Workbench 2.0 v37 speech synthesisers.
      • Compression: bgpk, unrnc, pkinf, atf, brew, tara_ng, libarc_tools_68k, tara, newdpk, deshrink, NibDec, delzo, wunzy, Shrinkler_68k, bzip2_clib2, xz-utils, lzmautils-68k, untarka034_68k, brotli_68k, uclpack_68k, lunzip_68k, clzip_68k, lzip_68k, tarlz_68k, amigadepacker_68k, 7z1602_ix48, 7z1602_68k_src.7z, lzop_68k, Blitz_lh, lz4_68k, chmlib_68k, compress_68k, amiaudcomp, mp3toSV & bonk_enc. {A listing of all the compression programs by lory lombus}
      • ADiffView: ADiffView compares two ASCII text files and displays the differences graphically

    15 Jun 2023

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      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Well it happened. Not even to the 1/4 way mark and the AGA has been canceled. As I stated before I didn't think it was all that bad of an idea. David isn't an unknown entity on the community. He had ambitious goals and it looked like it had a solid group of initial supporters. It wasn't till I started seeing all the 'constructive negative' feedback in the forums that it became quite apparent that his approach was not going to work. I truly believe his motives came from a good place but from the tone of his reply it doesn't sound like he's going to try again anytime soon. Only time will tell.

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      • Interview with Olaf Barthel: {Thread @ amigaworld.net about Olaf}
      • Commercial Software for AOS4: Although there are literally hundreds of games and applications designed for and running natively on AmigaOS 4.x available from such venues as OS4Depot -- and thousands of such software titles designed for AmigaOS 3.x but fully compatible with our next-generation Amigas -- commercial software designed for AmigaOS 4.x isn't always well known. Since there are tens of such titles from software houses like Alinea Computer, APC-TCP, Airsoft Softwair, Hyperion Entertainment, and A-EON Technology, as well as from independent developers, there's plenty of choice but no single list of them. Hopefully this page addresses that. Developers are the life-blood of any platform, all the moreso with the Amiga. Let's support them!
      • Boing Directory: {An Amiga directory covering communities, emulation, software directories, news, media, software, hardware, shops, repairs, misc and OS4}
      • AOrganiser: An Advanced Feature Rich Calendar For AmigaOS. The diary combines a simple to browse interface modelled on a typical pocket diary, with a range of powerful features, including repeating events and alarms. A suite of python and ARexx scripts offer import and export of iCal / VCal formatted events and invitations as well as syncing to a remote server via CalDAV. You can now sync your AmigaOS diary with your phone or other mobile device via Google Calendar!
      • Amiga NTSC 15khz LCD monitors and buffered VGA adapter: {Thread @ reddit.com covering the Amiga NTSC 15khz LCD monitors and buffered VGA adapters}
      • VGA Test Dongle: This is a battery operated signal generator / tester for VGA monitors. It intended to be taken on the road to test old VGA monitors, whether it’s for touchscreen countertop games, or old PCs. It supports the 15.7kHz video mode (320×240 non-vga standard) to help you find those elusive LCD panels that can be used for console and arcade gaming natively.
      • Analogue Pocket: This is based on the MiSTer Github of the Amiga MiST project (Also known as Minimig) and the VexRISCV RISC-V chip for the Media Processing Unit (MPU) between the core and APF framework for floppy, hard drive and CD-ROM access.
      • NostalgicPlayer: NostalgicPlayer is a Windows version of the APlayer, which was started on the Amiga computer back in 1993, later continued on BeOS, and was a reaction to the lack of good module players for the Amiga.
      • Retro Forum Directory: Retro Forum Directory is a spin-off of Boing Directory. If you want to suggest a site, toot at me on Mastodon or contact me here via ramokromok.com. Please note that this page is for open independent forums, not those that are run on walled gardens such as Discord or Facebook Groups. {currently covering 63 different retro systems}
      • RNO Widgets: Desktop widgets are small single-purpose utilities placed on your desktop and RNOWidgets is a single application incorporating several of them. Features: Analog Clock, Digital Clock, Calendar (ISO standard), Notes, Pictures (local and net), RSS Feeds, Sticker, and Weather widgets
      • Amos Anim Player: A very simple IFF Anim Player runs on any Amiga. Can play compressed IFF Anim format synched with a separated IFF Audio Sample (or the audio is inside the anim file or it is a separated MOD file). No need for tons of Ram because the anim frames and the audio is streamed directly from HDD. If you have enough ram, the audio is streamed directly from ram!It is able to play a sequence of animations one after the other, if the filename end ad the next sequencenumber (filename.N) Can be used for small or big animations.

    5 Jun 2023

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      - Greetings and salutations everyone! I have been meaning to make this weeks update ever since the news of the AGA (Amiga Global Alliance) kickstarter launch. After a 'slow' roll out back in Sept of 22 not much has been said in public but it looks like that has finally changed.

       My 2 cents? I like the idea. They have a written plan, a respectable initial selection of team members and advisors and a whole bunch of community support.

       One way to look at this would be "if not this then what?" Personally I don't see A-Eon and Hyperion kissing and making up anytime soon so why not give this a go. As ALWAYS amiga-news-de does another WONDERFUL summary!! And here are a few takes from the community: Amigaworld.net, reddit, Amiga.org & English Amiga Board.

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      • Commodore OS Vision: Commodore OS Vision is a 64-bit Linux distribution, based on Linux Mint, created for Commodore enthusiasts purchasing Commodore USA hardware. These are essentially restore disks for pre-installed Commodore systems. Commodore OS Vision uses the classic GNOME 2 interface and features extensive Compiz/Emerald desktop effects. It includes dozens of games of all genres (FPS, Racing, Retro etc), the Firefox and Chromium web browsers, LibreOffice, Scribus, GIMP, Blender, OpenShot and Cinellera, advanced software development tools and languages, sound editing through Ardour and Audacity, and music composition programs such as the Linux MultiMedia Studio. It has a classic Commodore slant with a selection of applications reminiscent of their classic Amiga counterparts.
      • Commodore OS: Commodore OS (Commodore OS Vision) – a Linux distribution based on Linux Mint, and created for Commodore and games fans. Commodore OS Vision is available only for x86-64 architectures, uses the GNOME 2 desktop and features Compiz/Emerald desktop effects. It includes pre-installed many games, Firefox and Chromium web browsers, LibreOffice, Scribus, GIMP, Blender, OpenShot and Cinellera, Ardour and Audacity, Linux MultiMedia Studio, etc. It has a classic Commodore slant with a selection of applications reminiscent of their classic Amiga counterparts. Commodore OS is not compatible with Commodore 64 software, but it contains VICE, an open-source emulator of the Commodore 64, Commodore 128, CBM-II, Commodore PET, Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore Plus/4. Commodore OS is designed as a way to look as the old Commodore system. Commodore OS Vision was developed by Commodore USA between 2011 and 2012. The last version 1.0 beta 9 was based on Linux Mint 10.
      • AmigaOS 32se: Who is this for? The guy that dreamed a cool and fast 68k Amiga with RTG, the ability to enjoy the old school stuff, just to click on a demo/music disk to enjoy what Paula sounds like gives the thrills ! 32se NEXT stays true Amiga with a touch of presence. This is a upgrade for AmigaOS 3.2.x, I think it makes it more useful and fun, I'm trying to avoid apps that doesn't work or prone to crash, more is not always better ;-) If you give it time and get the way 32se works you notice this is not bloatware, you are in control and can pretty much strip it down to clean OS. The main driver here is a theme controls almost all, you can switch between "bloatware OS" to "minimal OS" in seconds ;) Yes you can have all the fun!
      • List of Amiga games: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is a list of games for the Amiga line of personal computers organised alphabetically by name. See Lists of video games for related lists. This list has been split into multiple pages. It contains over 3000 games. Please use the Table of Contents to browse it.
      • AmiStore/CANDI bug: {Thread @ forum.hyperion-entertainment.com the a bug in the deployment of CANDI from Amistore} Sorry to post here, if anyone know the official feedback/feature request/bug forum for AmiStore, please tell me. I found two bugs in Amistore and CANDI. CANDI: The latest update will crash on installing the update. It will tell me that i miss libz.so, after that libphython25.so and after that it will crash/freeze (and never install correctly)
      • Amiga CD32 Game Guides: {currently 32 game guides and walkthroughs for the CD32. games: Akira, Alien Breed '92 SE & Qwak, 3D, Tower Assault, Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues, Amiga CD32, Banshee, Black Viper, Bubba 'n' Stix, Dangerous Streets, Death Mask, Deep Core, Diggers, Disposable Hero, Fears, Final Gate, Fly Harder, Frontier: Elite II, Gloom, Guardian, Kang Fu, Liberation: Captive II, Litil Divil, Microcosm, Oscar, Overkill & Lunar-C, Prey: An Alien Encounter, Speris Legacy, Subwar 2050, Surf Ninjas, The Clue! & Whale's Voyage
      • Amiga Global Alliance Directory: Creating a central hub welcoming Commodore (all model) computers and Amiga fans and providers from around the globe to collaborate. A big hello to all Commodore and Amiga fans wherever you live in the world: The time has come to stand up and be counted - subscribe to AGA (Amiga Global Alliance) and between us let's build the best Retro Computing Community on the planet!
      • Emulating PPC64 inside Docker: PPC64, the architecture of the IBM POWER4 through POWER7, is big-endian. The POWER8 through POWER10 also have a little-endian mode, which is why PPC64LE is significantly more common nowadays, even though these newer processors can still switch to big-endian mode. Read on below for Dockerfiles that you can use to run the two inside Docker on amd64 via multiarch.
      • Ultimate Expansion Board: Introducing the V4SA Ultimate Expansion Board for Apollo Computers!
      • V4SA Ultimate Expansion Board: Introducing the V4SA Ultimate Expansion Board for Apollo Computers! This is mini-ITX formfactor PCB that holds the Amiga-compatible Apollo V4 computer, and provides a host of extra functionality and I/O.

    31 May 23

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      - Happy Birthday to the father of the Amiga Jay Miner!


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    29 May 2023

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      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Another small update but something is almost always better than nothing...

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      • Amiga Paula vs. System Theory: {30 page PDF document on the Paula Chip}
      • Paula: The Paula chip includes logic for audio playback, floppy disk drive control, serial port input/output and mouse/joystick buttons. The logic remained functionally identical across all Amiga models from Commodore. It was designed by Glenn Keller. Paula is a contrived contraction of Ports, Audio, UART and Logic, and coincidentally the chip designer’s girlfriend. What made Paula revolutionary was that it was capable of playing back sampled sound from memory without needing the Central Processing Unit to do the bulk of the work.
      • 'Juggler Encore' real-time hologram of a 1986 ray-traced animation : {youtube} Winner of the Outline demo party 2023 wild competition. I recreated the Amiga classic 1986 ray-traced 'Juggler' animation, by making a custom ray-tracing shader, that traces directly to a Looking Glass Portrait holographic light field display, with sub-pixel accuracy. This works in conjunction with separate code that I wrote, to recreate the character and globe animations in real-time. {By Milan Pollé. The author of Candy Factory}
      • AMiNIMiga: A Pre-setup Workbench for your A500Mini Containing some of the long forgotten and abandoned software you knew and loved from your youth. Including but not limited to: DiectoryOpus 4, ScalaMM, FinalWriter, Eagleplayer, Hippoplayer, ProTracker, DeluxePaint, Brilliancs, Real3D, Lightwave, Amos, AmigaE, BlitzBasic. Games/Demo: AMiNIMiga comes preloaded with almost the whole WHDLoad package, with titles such as: Superfrog, AlienBreed, Apidya, Banshee, Breathless, Cannon Fodder, Civilization, IK+, Lemmings, Slam Tilt, etc ect! Some newly ported Amiga games: Doom, Duke Nukem, Heretic, Wolfenstein3D, Three different games launchers: iGame, TinyLauncher, Xbench, you should find one you like! The whole WHDLoad package with Demos, with all time favorites like: Arte, Coma, Enigma, Hologon, JesusOnE,StateOfTheArt and a handfull more
      • AMiNIMiga Official USB stick (A500 mini) distro (writing service) – 64GB USB: The official AMiNIMiga USB writing service. ** Now shipping v200 with extra games, apps and a whole host of improvements! ** This service is ONLY for those people who lack the skills to write the files on a USB stick. We’d prefer everyone to be able to create a USB stick yourself but we understand that it’s not always possible. Instructions for installation are available on http://www.aminimiga.com
      • Retro32 - Amiga: {Products and services offered by Retro32 for the Amiga. They also support multiple other retro systems too.
      • Amiga 500 – RAM hax: I needed to write a blog post showing different RAM hax/configs on Amiga 500 8A motherboard to serve as a reminder for future Me. When working with my stash of A500s, I’ve found two common motherboard revisions – 6A and 8A. I will focus on 8A here but some configs can be used in 6A too. The main reason is that 8A mobos are the latest, where 8375 AGNUS was used and it supports up to 2MB of ChipRAM. Also, I’ve already described the 6A ChipRAM mod in one of the previous posts. Just to clarify it a bit, Rev.8 was used in A500plus AND in standard A500 but with unpopulated RTC, battery, less RAM, etc.
      • M68k LLVM: his is a website of resources for M68k Clang/LLVM toolchain.
      • The Unofficial Eric Schwartz Web Site: Sabrina Online, The Art of Eric Schwartz, Eric Schwartz Animation List (Short Version), The History of Amy the Squirrel, The Amiga Grass Roots Campaign and Cast & Crew
      • Virtual Enemies: The player lives in an alternative timeline in the 80s. The earth is already suffering enormously from the severe climate changes caused by the unchecked overexploitation of the last decades. States and their rulers have become irrelevant. Large corporations, which have control over all important raw materials, are the true rulers. On their orders, entire armies of hackers embark on an electronic war of information gathering and sabotage. The player is one of them, a novice, a noob who has yet to find his place.
      • Retro-link.com: Retro-link.com started as a small community of like-minded individuals with a keen interest in retro computing. We created a message forum that encompassed not only retro computers, but also retro cars, retro television, retro everything. Recognizing that we each had some great stories to tell, we decided that a blog would better suit our needs. This blogspot blog, retro-link.blogspot.com, represents the blog offshoot of the original project. If successful, it will replace the original retro-link message forum, and the domain name will point here. Meanwhile, stay tuned for some great stories!
      • Projects in the attic: A testing-ground for wannabe projects and/or wasted possibilities... The following AMIGA Games were made for test purposes and written in AMOS language. The programs contain elements that have either not been completed, have not yet been used, or there are elements in it that cannot be used in a complete game. Each of them has its own charm, so it is possible that one or the other will become something more in the future.

    21 May 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Just broke 450 links to date. YAE ME! With that said on to more important news... The results of Hans de Ruiter's AmigaOS 4.x Hardware & Emulation Survey were finally released. Let me be the first to thank him for his effort and support. He's a true Amigan!

      447 responses. Impressive! The big take always: Cost of hardware to run OS4 & slow emulation performance. Like we didn't see this one coming. The first point will never change as long as we stay with PPC. I realize there is no rational argument that can be made to justify staying with the it but for crazy reasons I hope we do. And as for the second point we should be happy there is ANY OS4 emulation at all. While I own several real Amigas none are PPC. I HAPPILY paid for a copy so I would have SOME opportunity to try it out. I placed my pre-order for the TABOR back on 18 Jan 2020 and you know how that's going...

      Now, for me, the best part was all the comments on the full summary page! Lots of OUSTANDING points were made. Now we can only pray that Colanto and Hyperion will read them, take them to heart and find a way to get this train moving again!!

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      - Seriously did you expect an update???
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      - Most of today's link come from the JForth page... Thanks JForth!

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      • JForth: Did you ever want to : Programme the Amiga, but found it too tedious and complicated? Tried to learn Forth, but found it too unfriendly and basic? Write Life, Uuencode, Uudecode, TEA or an unbeatable Tic Tac Toe game in less than 1K? Write a programme, or add a scripting language to your application, but found it too complicated? The waiting is over ! Here is JForth! JForth is very different, and very complete! Use the excellent tools to write sophisticated programmes including Graphics, Animations and Audio programmes!
      • Crash course to Amiga assembly programming: I’ve written this blog post together with Harri Salokorpi. We’ll walk you through an example that creates graphics on the display with a simple animation. We both hope this blog post provides a quick start to those who want to try out programming on this legendary device. However, we’re mostly going to use an emulator as a development environment, so the real device is not mandatory.
      • AMOS Coder's Blog: Diary of an Amiga fanatic. {Lots of good articles}
      • Amiga Assembly for Visual Studio Code: Amiga Assembly for Visual Studio Code is a extension to support assembly language for the Amiga Motorola 68000 machines and emulators. Visit the WIKI pages to discover all the features and get the documentation.
      • Amiga Related Books FAQ : This FAQ is compiled as a service to the Amiga community. It is an attempt to give the Amiga programmer and user an overview of useful books for his/her favorite computer.
      • Datatypes Library: The purpose of the DataTypes Library is to provide tools for handling data in an object-oriented way. The object-oriented approach means that your application can work with numerous data file standards without having to worry about the complex details of each one. Instead you only need to understand the simple conventions of the library. The DataTypes Library is built on Intuition's BOOPSI facility (BOOPSI is an acronym for Basic Object-Oriented Programming System for Intuition). Although not required, it is very helpful to know a little about how BOOPSI works before trying to use the DataTypes Library. Some familiarity with object-oriented theory and practice is also helpful, though not required.
      • AMIGA ASM- & HW-coding: Welcome. This is a site about coding on the worldfamous Amiga computer from the '80s. Back in the days when resources on a computer were scarce the Amiga was a shining bright star on the horizon of computers. The Amiga had marvelous colors and sounds, that no other home computer could stand up to. On this site we will be looking at some of the things that coders used to do on their Amigas. The coding examples on this site won't be heavily optimized, as the purpose of the site is mainly to show how to make things happen. Optimizing is possible, but then the code will be a lot harder to read. The only real optimizing practice that will be used quite extensively is pre-calculated tables of values (either as copy-pasted data into the code, or as calc-loops done in the initialization of the code).
      • Learn Assembly Programing with ChibiAkumas!: 68000 Assembly programming for the The Commodore Amiga (500)
      • Dr. Volker Barthelmann´s Compiler Page. vbcc - portable ISO C compiler: vbcc is a highly optimizing portable and retargetable ISO C compiler. It supports ISO C according to ISO/IEC 9899:1989 and most of ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (C99). It is split into a target-independent and a target-dependent part, and provides complete abstraction of host- and target-arithmetic. Therefore, it fully supports cross-compiling for 8, 16, 32 and 64bit architectures as well as non-8bit-byte-based architectures.
      • AMIGA Skool: {Articles, news, code and more}
      • Stash of Code: Bits of help for writing code... By a sociologist, Developer during his hours. {Lots of good Amiga code: Using the VERTB interrupt, WAIT, SKIP and COPJMPx: Advanced usage of the Copper, Displaying sprites and BOBs (OCS and AGA), Hardware zoom with BPLxMOD and BPLCON1, How to code a sine scroll, Scoopex “TWO”: The coding of a cracktro for the Amiga & more}
      • SCOOPEX: Welcome to our site! This site covers where we came from, what we are doing now, and where we are going. Also, each member will occasionally write something in her or his blog, and if you're just here for the stuff we've released, take a look in Downloads. Some more prominent prods are showcased in the Gallery.
      • Amiga Hardware Programming: This site is about Amiga demos, and how to code them in Assembly Language. Check out the tutorials and articles! To navigate the site, use the top menu or Articles. Lately, most of my spare time has been spent coding and doing other things for Amiga than demos, with the goal and hope the Amiga 500 will see a true revival! If you want to support my projects, you can Send money or stuff.
      • Assembler programming guide for Amiga demos: If you ever thought about trying your hands on coding Amiga demos, now you have a chance to get a jump start into it. ‘Dissident’ has released a guide about programming demos in assembler for Amiga. The guide is the result of his 25 years of experience coding for the Amiga with tips and tricks based on his own findings, information from Amiga forums and other people’s demos. On the release note, dissident humbly explains “This little aid is for those who have already the basic knowledge coding intros/demos on the Amiga in assembler but may have the same obstacles or questions as me.”
      • The Future Was Here: The Commodore Amiga Materials to accompany the Platform Studies volume: Long ago, in 1985, personal computers came in two general categories: the friendly, childish game machine used for fun (exemplified by Atari and Commodore products); and the boring, beige adult box used for business (exemplified by products from IBM). The game machines became fascinating technical and artistic platforms that were of limited real-world utility. The IBM products were all utility, with little emphasis on aesthetics and no emphasis on fun. Into this bifurcated computing environment came the Commodore Amiga 1000.
      • Commodore Spain: {Spanish} Si alguna vez te preguntaste donde podrías tener todo el conocimiento de COMMODORE en una sola web, ya has encontrado la respuesta. Realizada por y para amantes del COMMODORE, con todo lo que cualquier usuario pasado y presente del COMMODORE necesita para revivir un momento de su vida.
      • AMIGATROONICS: Since 2007. {Spanish News, articles, reviews and more}
      • Disc Image Manage: Disc Image Manager is an application used to load a retro disc image, read the catalogue and output any required files. In addition, it will also add files to the image, delete, and rename files and directories. So far, the following formats are supported: Acorn DFS, ADFS, Cassette Filing System (CFS) & File Server, !SparkFS, !PackDir, DOS Plus, MS-DOS FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32, Commodore 1541, 1571, 1581 & AmigaDOS floppy and hard discs. {Note: read/write support *will* vary by format type. Check documentation for details. More formats are in development}
      • vim: The official Vim repository
      • AGuide Viewer: AGuide Viewer is an open source reader for AmigaGuide documents implemented as a browser extension. It works with Firefox* and Chromium* on all platforms.
      • WarpDT: Fast, powerful 24-bit picture datatypes for AmigaOS® & MorphOS 68K (OS 3.x & Amithlon) and PowerPC (WarpOS, OS 4.x & MorphOS) The WarpDT package comprises of a collection of picture datatypes, and an accompanying easy-to-use preferences program. The image formats currently supported are JFIF/JPEG, PNG, TIFF, Windows BMP, PCX, PSD (Adobe Photoshop®) and WebP, although support for more formats is planned. One of the key features of the datatypes is their superior decoding speed (hence the name Warp), especially on PowerPC equipped systems, and most importantly not at the expense of power and features.

    15 May 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Small update this week but I'm happy to see the release of MorphOS 3.18. I realize with the benefit of hindsight you can, hopefully, avoid the mistakes of the past, and they are certainly taking that to heart. How can you NOT be impressed with their INCREDIBLE website, MOUNTAINS of documentation and an EVER GROWING list of features that makes AmigaOS look like they best it can do is play catch up? I continue to wish them all the BEST!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
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      • AGuide Viewer: AGuide Viewer is a reader for AmigaGuide documents implemented as a browser extension. It is tested with Firefox and Chromium.
      • VingTroiSeize Only AMIGAAAAA: {VingTroiSeize Nitter account. Very entertaining}
      • AmigaOS Manual: AmigaDOS Advanced Features: The information in this appendix is intended for experienced AmigaDOS users. It includes the following: Customizing the window, Customizing your Shell environment, Using Escape sequences, Customizing startup files & Customizing Kickstart
      • AmigaVision: The ultimate Amiga games and demo scene setup for MiSTer FPGA, emulators, and Amiga hardware. Open source, commnity driven. AmigaVision Setup. AmigaVision creates a carefully curated collection of Amiga games and demos, as well as a minimal Workbench setup with useful utilities and apps, and wraps it all in a user-friendly launcher. It has many features specifically for use with MiSTer FPGA devices, but also aims to work with emulators like UAE and on original AGA-compatible hardware like an Amiga 1200/4000 or CD32, usually with SD/CF card adapters. Its aim is to balance preservation of the historical and current output of the Amiga games and demo scene as accurately as possible, while still being easy to use for people new to the Amiga computer.
      • Vim: Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient. {direct link to download page for the editor that was created on the Amiga}

    9 May 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Pleased to see that Eric W. Schwartz, the creator of Sabrina Online, has launched a new online Amiga publication called AMI Tech-Gazette. I wish him and his crew all the best!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - In the "it's not over till it its over" category I will direct your attention to this WONDERFUL summary over at amiga-news.de covering evidence of irregularities with the now closed lawsuit. Will any of this change peoples minds or help with the, sure to be reopened, lawsuit? Who knows but it appears there may be enough for Mike Battilana to kick of round two... At this point all I want is a quick resolution to all this madness!!
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      • https://archive.org/details/advanced-amiga-architecture: {Thread @ ycombinator.com covering the Advanced Amiga Architecture (1992)}
      • Music-X: Music-X was the name of a popular Midi sequencer program that I created for the Commodore Amiga in 1988 and which was published by MicroIllusions. To fully tell the story of how Music-X got created, however, I need to go back in time a decade or two.
      • AMIGA Tool Jam: Amiga software developers around the world rejoice! This is the opportunity you've all been waiting for. You are invited to participate in this software development challenge, which run for 6 months, where the goal is to create new and interesting tools for the Commodore Amiga. Regardless of your skill level this jam is a perfect opportunity to create your very first piece of software for Amiga, a side project to your other development activities, or a chance to create that tool you always wished existed for Amiga! Maybe you're a seasoned software developer with tons of ideas and have just been waiting for the right moment. {30 Apr 2023 to 30 Oct 2023}
      • Big Book of Amiga Hardware {ARCHIVED 26 MAr 2023}: Probably the largest Amiga hardware reference on the net! Last updated 2/28/2023. This is the new home of "The Big Book of Amiga Hardware" (BBoAH), originally created by Ian Chapman. Ian's great work will be continued here, together with the many contributors from all over the world. Donations are very welcome also hardware donations. All donators get access to download 15 unique Commodore PDF's: C128 HW specification, CDTV decelopers reference, Amix, DSP, A3000+ etc.
      • Siamese PCI {ARCHIVED 10 Feb 2005}: Siamese PCI. Developer: Index Information. Year of Announcement: 1997. The Siamese PCI was a new Amiga designed to fulfill different gaps in the market. While the BoXeR was aimed purely at Amiga users, the Siamese PCI is designed for Amiga users who also have a PC and cannot justify a whole new computer. It played a similar function as the Amiga bridgeboard but in reverse- the Amiga hardware was located on a PCI and could be used from within the host environment. If released, the card would have utilized a Motorola 68040 33MHz or 68060 66MHz CPU. The use of modern hardware would remove existing bottlenecks- all calculations would have been handled by the host machine, theoretically making it the equivalent of an 68k 100MHz system. Current Amiga technology such as the AGA chipset, 2Mb Chip Ram, CIA's, floppy & IDE connectors would also have been included.
      • Amiga BoXeR {ARCHIVED 4 Feb 2005}: Amiga BoXeR. Developer: Access Innovations/Mick Tinker. Announced: 1997. Cancelled: October 2001. The BoXeR represents the ultimate development of a 'pure' Classic Amiga solution since Commodore's liquidation. Unlike other efforts, such as the A5000, it was based upon an entirely new motherboard that attempts to improve Amiga technology through the use of manufacturing techniques unavailable five years previously. This has led to a number of improvements on the basic Amiga design, including 30% speed increase on Chip RAM access and improved Zorro performance.
      • Setting up Picasso96 with Emu68: In this short tutorial I will try go guide you with installation of Picasso96 (P96) subsystem on Emu68 with PiStorm. The guide works on systems with a bit of software installed already as well as with freshly installed ones.
      • ATO - Amiga Translators' Organization: These are the transifex organization pages of the ATO (Amiga Translators' Organization). This is a non-profit organization aiming in joining translator resources for Amiga-related (AmigaOS/MorphOS/AROS) projects.
      • AMI Tech-Gazette: The AMI Tech-Gazette is an electronic publication designed to bring you an experience similar to the classic local computer user group newsletter, with that personal, not-fully-professional touch, covering the Amiga and its relatives, (OS4, MorphOS, AROS, Apollo, and more!) with the occasional deviation into games, toys, and life in general. Check out the introductory issue(s) to get a feel for it, and if it interests you, consider joining the Patreon to access the back issue catalog, and support the creation of new ones.
      • ReAgnus MegaAChip: A ReAgnus MegaAChip PCB that takes a Gowin FPGA, a PLCC-84 plug, level shifters and a SDRAM-chip. THIS IS WORK IN PROGRESS AND NOT VERIFIED WORKING. BUILD AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    1 May 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Rabbits - Rabbits - Rabbits! I will keep this short and sweet and I hope you enjoy this weeks links.

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      • ADF Opus: ADF Opus is a file management tool for ADF files and hardfiles. It allows you to perform most common tasks (like copying, renaming, deleting, etc.) with your ADFs without having to go anywhere near an emulator. Features include support for all filesystems (including directory-caching) high speed file copying, ability to access real Amiga harddisks and a powerful MDI interface.
      • ADF Opus: ADF Opus is a file management tool for ADF files and hardfiles. It allows you to perform most common tasks (like copying, renaming, deleting, etc.) with your ADFs without having to go anywhere near an emulator.
      • ADFlib : free + opensource Amiga filesys: 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. Projects using ADFlib are : ADFOpus and ADFView
      • WinFellow: WinFellow is a port of Fellow for DOS to the Win32-platform (Win9x/NT/2000). Fellow is an Amiga emulator. This way you can play your old time Amiga games on your PC and run any program that runned on your Amiga.
      • xtpower.com {ARCHIVED 12 Mar 2006}: Well established Amiga emulation site with comprehensive links section and great design
      • Guru Meditation: Guru Meditation started as an error notice displayed by the Amiga computer when it crashes. It is now also used by Varnish,[1] a software component used by many content-heavy websites. This has led to many internet users seeing a "Guru Meditation" message (or the variant "Guru Mediation")[2] when these websites suffer crashes or other issues. It is analogous to the "Blue Screen of Death" in Microsoft Windows operating systems, or a kernel panic in Unix. It has also been used as a message for unrecoverable errors in software packages such as VirtualBox[3] and other operating systems (see Legacy section below).
      • Frequently Asked Questions Amiga Emulation Version 2.24 {ARCHIVED 3 Feb 2004}: This is the FAQ for the alt.emulators.amiga newsgroup. alt.emulators.amiga is a newsgroup for discussion about software that emulates the Amiga computer on any platform. The FAQ attempts to answer most common questions appearing in the newsgroup. The most common of these is how to get a copy of the Amiga operating system or how to transfer the OS and other software from an Amiga to another platform, so this is what we'll focus on.
      • Webwood {German - google translated}: Webwood.de has been an official hosting site for the Windows Amiga emulator WinUAE for many years. I got official permission from Toni Wilen to make the WinUAE binaries available. There are now quite a few servers doing this and helping to spread this wonderful 68k Amiga emulator. On this page you will not find any ROMs that are necessary for the operation of the emulator software. Please use the Amiga forums German Amiga Community or the A1K Forum for support requests. Here you will be helped by me or by other Commodore Amiga fans. Legal Kickstart ROMs can either be downloaded from your Amiga or purchased with an Amiga Forever package from Cloanto. This website offer does not receive any money from third parties or non-existent advertising partners. All downloads should be available again by now.
      • Amiga Blitz Basic 2: Amiga Blitz Basic 2 Language Support - Javascript Native Edition. This extension adds language support for the Amiga version of Blitz Basic 2 (and Amiblitz). The extension is in alpha state so syntax highlighting is still limited. Big thanks to Youen Chéné who has made a lot of improvements to this extension!
      • pixelRestorer: Using statistics to restore pixel art images. This is a project I've been idealizing from some time now. Is it possible to reconstruct a pixel art image that has been corrupted by scaling or compression, using statistics? Well, lets give it a shot.
      • Four-Byte Burger: {Thread @ news.ycombinator.com covering the Four-Byte Burger video. The restoration of a printed image back into it's original digital form. The scanned image was from the Amiga}
      • Amiga Guides: Welcome to my Amiga Guides site! There are various guides and information that have helped me use, and to troubleshoot and fix issues, on the Amiga range of home computers. {guides for: PCMCIA Compact Flash, Amiga Floppy Disk Drives, Amiga Mouse and Joystick Signals, Amiga Reset Signals, Amiga Interrupt Signals, Amiga Keyboard, Gaming, DiagROM Serial Output, Serial Loopback Adapter, Amiga Explorer, Boot-CFD-FAT95, ToADFish, Amiga Boot Selector (abs), TinyLauncher, Useful Tools and Utilities, Amiga File Managers, A500(+) Memory Expansion Boards Repair, A500 Motherboard Revisions, Writing ADF to Floppy Disk, Gotek, M-Tec AT-500, Archos OverDrive HD, Kickstart ROM image backup, Amiga A500 Rev 5 ROM Adapter, A500 rev 6A - JP2 and JP7A, Amiga A600/A1200 HDD LED Issues & more!}
      • Lost Amiga “Four-Byte Burger” Painting Digitally Recreated (And Looking Amazing in Glowing Phosphor!): It was in the late summer of 1985 when I first heard of the Amiga. I learned about the forthcoming system in an issue of Personal Computing magazine that featured the Amiga on its cover and contained an in-depth dive into the what was the most amazing computer — by an incredible margin — I had ever seen. The specifications I read and the photos I saw within made such an impact on me that I wrote a post to this blog about the magazine itself, A Look at the Sauciest Magazine I Ever Owned, about ten years ago.
      • No Man's Sky as a Commodore Amiga slideshow: No Man's Sky is a beautiful game of interstellar exploration: something about its epic psychedelic wonder stays with you even after you've internalized its procedural patterns. Blake Patterson wanted to see how well a classic Amiga 1000 would render some of its scenery. Granted, an Amiga isn't going to counting frames by the second, but it was the first machine to offer thousands of colors on-screen at once and its peculiar pallete trickery gives NMS an even weirder look.
      • After 30 years this guy finally got an Amiga and Video Toaster: A very early sign that computing was changing the world we lived in, the Video Toaster was a $2500 card and software package for the Amiga 2000 that totally revolutionized TV. These were bragging rights computers back in the 90s. This tour of Video Toaster by an owner who long dreamed of having his own Amiga is great. Back in the mid90s, everyone had ONE friend with Video Toaster. I remember driving miles to get time on the Toaster in my social circles. Those screen transitions are legendary, and when I see them in old videos I instantly know.
      • Sean Murray is impressed with No Man's Sky renders for Amiga : No Man's Sky director Sean Murray loves how the game looks on an Amiga 1000's colour palette. For our all advances in computing, we can still be incredibly nostalgic for classics like the Amiga. One great example occurred earlier this year, when the vintage computing blog BYTECellar rendered images from No Man's Sky on an Amiga 1000. Now these images have reached the attention of No Man's Sky director Sean Murray. In short, he's quite impressed! To be clear, the game isn't playable on an Amiga. This is simply an effort to render detailed images from the game using the Amiga's 4,096 colour palette. The blog post details how this was accomplished, and the resulting images are still wonders to behold.
      • Parceiro: An Extraordinary Upgrade for Amiga 1000 Users: In October 1985 I purchased the first Amiga sold in the state of Virginia. It was a transformative experience to have that level of technology on the desk in front of me as a young geek. The Amiga 1000 was miles beyond any other consumer computer available on the market at the time in several respects. It boasted preemptive multitasking, a palette of 4096 colors (at a time when EGA‘s 64-color palette was considered impressive), four channel stereo digital audio, and a custom chipset with a graphics co-processor that allowed for incredible on-screen animation.
      • A Planetary Anachronism: “No Man’s Sky” Beautifully Rendered on the Amiga 1000: It should be evident to anyone viewing this website that I have a bit of a vintage computer obsession. And regular readers who’ve been paying attention over the past year and a half or so likely know that my other obsession is the space exploration game No Man’s Sky. After watching an episode of The Guru Meditation (YouTube channel) the other day I got a nifty idea for combining the two and sharing the results with anyone who’d care to see.
      • ham_convert: ham_convert is a freeware (also free for commercial use) graphic converter written by Sebastian Sieczko that can convert a normal jpg/gif/png/tiff/jpeg2000 image to one of the graphic modes of the Commodore Amiga. Its main use is to produce high-quality hold-and-modify (HAM) images using brute-force search. It can produce ILBM IFF files (Amiga graphic modes: EHB, HAM6, HAM8, 2/4/8/16/32/64/128/256-color indexed, PCHG – 4/8/16/32/EHB modes).
      • Advanced AMIGA Architecture (June 18, 1992) Shrink {ARCHIVED 18 Jub 1992}: Document for the Commodore-Amiga Advanced Amiga Architecture. Dated June 18, 1992, this was the never-released whole new Amiga system architecture. This project was started in 1988, and first silicon was available in 1993. Commodore's business problems prevented subsequent progress on this system. {AAA}
      • Denise: Denise is a cycle accurate and platform independant C64 / Amiga emulator. My motivation for this project is understanding how it works and write clean and easy readable code. Denise now emulates an Amiga 500 and Amiga 1000. Features already known from the C64 emulation, such as runAhead, savestates, drive sounds, PAL encoding, dynamic rate control, G-Sync/FreeSync, Warp, just in time polling are also available for the Amiga
      • ADA Amiga Demoscene Archive: On the Amiga Demoscene Archive, you will find some of the best demos and intros released on the Amiga. The demoscene is a group of people, mainly coders, graphicians and musicians, who create digital art on a wide range of computer platforms both old and new. This website covers the demoscene on the Amiga platform. The Amiga is a family of personal computers sold by Commodore in the 1980s and 1990s. Enjoy!
      • Amiga Software Archive: As the CEO and ultimate rights-holder for SoftCircuits and Black Belt Systems back in the day, I am pleased to make available archives of most of my/our latest Amiga software to the Amiga community. These archives include most of the latest releases of our commercial efforts as well as those written for PD and shareware. You are free to use, and re-distribute, this software without charge or obligation. I would appreciate your linking back to this page, but do not require it. My thanks to Jay Siegel, who created some of these archives for the Amiga Community. NOTE: Please be aware that I do not offer any support for this software; it is provided strictly on an as-is basis.
      • E3B - innovative USB solutions for Amiga Classic: Field-tested USB solutions for Amiga Classic computers. E3B offers a wide variety of sophisticated USB and ethernet solutions since 2001. These products are tailormade especially for the Amiga Classic systems. Just take a look ! {ADNEB, ALGOR, SUBWAY, HIGHWAY, NORWAY & ROMULUS. Opinions, Test & reviews and more!}
      • IrseeSoft: {Turboprint 7 & Picture Manager Pro 5.5}
      • The Amiga, Remembered: Everyone knows the big picture. Commodore's Amiga was a desktop PC way ahead of its time, sporting a discrete GPU, sound chip and developer support years before x86 got its gaming boots on. Its demise is equally infamous, the company pissing away a leading position amid mismanagement and incompetence. But did you ever know the small picture? The details?
      • Rescuing Floppy Disks: This page is meant to be a clearinghouse for various options that a person or group of reasonable technical ability could use to rescue data from floppy disks. If any of these options seem daunting, a number of people have offered to accept floppy disks and pull the data using these tools.
      • asm-editor.specy: The all in one web editor for M68K
      • DaDither: {Russian} DaDither is a small utility designed to convert full color images to paletted images or to images intended for display on various retro platforms such as the ZX-Spectrum. DaDither allows you to convert images for the following retro platforms: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, Pico-8, Sinclair QL, TI-99/4A {& more}
      • AmigaOS Manual: ARexx Introducing ARexx: The ARexx programming language can act as a central hub through which applications - even those created by different companies - can exchange data and commands. For example, using ARexx you can instruct a telecommunications package to dial an electronic bulletin board, download financial data from the bulletin board, and then automatically pass the data to a spreadsheet program for statistical analysis - without any user intervention. ARexx is an interpreted language that uses ASCII file input. The ARexx interpreter is the RexxMast program, located in the System drawer of Workbench. RexxMast monitors the execution of an ARexx program. If RexxMast finds an error while translating or executing a line, it halts and displays an error message on the screen. This interactive testing is both a learning tool and an aid in debugging programs because it immediately highlights when and where an error has occurred.
      • REDUMP Disk Preservation Project: {Over 100,000 of CD/DVD images for dozens and dozens of systems. Amiga: 492 images, Amiga CD32: 172 images & Amiga CDTV: 54 images.

    23 Apr 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Well it's time for another quick update. Been busy in the 'real world' with a bunch of things but on the plus side I just hit 400 links added this year. Good job me!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • Bill McEwen has a new job
        - Whatever became of... - Bill McEwen?: As one can read on the company website at the title link, the former president of Amiga Inc. Bill McEwen is now working for Stavatti Aerospace. The plans of its founder are ambitious - he wants to produce military jets e.g. for NATO, although he has no corresponding background. As the press reports, Christopher Besker has acquired his knowledge through self-study, but has already succeeded in acquiring tax payers' money to finance his visions. However, the company, which has existed in various forms since 1994, has not actually produced a single aircraft to date. (snx)
        - Biography Bill McEwen Chief Operating Officer: {Our former leader} Bill McEwen Chief Operating Officer. Mr. McEwen joined Stavatti as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2019. Mr. McEwen has a diverse and expansive background where he has developed strong management skills while operating geographically diverse company operations. He has raised millions of dollars in capital for technology companies as well as maintained corporate relations with leading aviation suppliers in the United States with his work with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and Irkut Aviation of Russia.
    • Hyperion just releases hotfix AmigaOS 3.2.2.1. Always good to see something happening back at the mother ship...
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Back to radio silence....
    Today's Theme
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      • Source of Amiga Video Toaster Software Released: "About a decade after the release of of the NewTek Video Toaster for the Amiga, OpenVideoToaster is now hosting the source code of the software! The Video Toaster ushered in the age of affordable desktop video in 1991 and was used in products such as Babylon 5 and Jurassic Park."
      • Power Programs. Software & more for Commodore computers: This section of the website contains in depth technical articles about the Amiga chipset in general, commonly seen effects and how they’re done as well as articles featuring my own ideas and tricks. {Articles on: assembly source and explanation about Dual Layer Graphics, Copper Chunky, CPU Asissted Blitting, Audio Mixing for Games, Free Form Sprite Layer & Dual Playfield ‘Fast Bobs’}
      • Audio Mixer 3.1: Audio mixer 3.1 is a completely reworked version of the audio mixer featured in the Amiga Tech Audio Mixing example. This version has a completely reworked API, much more detailed documentation, extra examples, integration with C programs and several new features. Features: Up to four samples can be mixed onto a single hardware channel. High performance: mixing four samples onto a single channel at 11KHz takes only 3.7% CPU time on a 7MHz 68000 without Fast RAM. Can be run while a music playback routine is running, as long as the music routine does not access the hardware channel(s) used by the Audio Mixer. Up to four hardware channels can be assigned to the Audio Mixer, allowing up to 16 samples being played back at the same time. {& more!}
      • Amiga - 30 Years!: This year marks the 30th birthday of the Commodore Amiga, the revolutionary multi media computer released in july 1985. It was a true generational leap in computing, offering a fast CPU, great graphics and sound and a pre-emptive multitasking operating system. It could do things out of the box that many of its rivals struggled to do even years later. Time then to celebrate this amazing machine, which amongst much more important achievements, was the machine (in combination with the Commodore 64) that was largely responsible for my choice of career and all round passion for computers. Yes, without the Amiga I'd likely be doing very different things today! About the Commodore Amiga
      • Oktalyzer: Oktalyzer is a commercial tracker developed by Armin Sander and distributed by Mayer Verlag on the Amiga in 1989. Version 1.57, the final version, was released in 1991. Oktalyzer music is stored in OKT format. Oktalyzer is so named because it supports eight channels. This was impressive since the Amiga audio hardware only had four channels. To perform this feat, Oktalyzer loaded eight channels in memory, mixed them in real time down to four channels, and sent the result to the Amiga sound chip. This was a processor-intensive task which degraded sound quality, but was more than made up for with doubled channels. Oktalyzer could also be run in 4-channel mode to suit more processor-heavy programs. Though it offered more channels and featured a more impressive interface than most trackers at the time of its release, Oktalyzer was never expanded to work with updated hardware like newer sound cards and memory expansions on the Amiga. Note: While the format is often denoted with an *.okt or *.okta extension on Windows machines, the files did not have an extension on Amiga machines
      • The (more or less) forgotten Amiga technologies: The Amiga is the cat of computing. The bird Phoenix. The zombie that refuses to stay in the grave. It seems to have lived multiple lives and died multiple deaths. And each time, it has been taking a lot of unique design ideas and technologies with it into the grave. On this page I shall attempt to describe some of the things I miss, hoping that some day, someone will pick it up and carry on where the Amiga left. I may also describe things that did survive, but are now so rare that I think they need to be exposed further.
      • PCUAE: PCUAE is for THEC64 models and THE500 Mini, PCUAE is a mod, it allows you to run games from USB on the Carousel(THEC64 Models only), Run Modes(Emulators/Linux) on the machines, For THEC64 Mini, THEC64 and THEVIC20 and now THEA500 Mini too. It is been developed by Spannernick.
      • EmuTOS: EmuTOS is a TOS compatible operating system for Atari ST series computers, and more. It is made from Digital Research's GPLed original sources and is a free and open source alternative to Atari proprietary ROMs. {Has the ability to run on a A500 mini}
      • Emutos auf den A500 Mini: {GERMAN - Thread @ forum.atari-home.de covering the running the Atari emulator EmuTOS on the THE500 mini.}
      • The A500 mini Hacks: {French - lots of pics and information on setting up and using the A500 mini} description
      • Ultimate Mister - Commodore Amiga Hardware: {lots of good stuff for sale here. MISTer products/addons, CF-IDE Adapter (buffered), xT accelerator for A600, PiStorm32 for A1200/600/500, Amiga EFi – External floppy interface, Greaseweazle V4 USB Floppy Adapter, A600 CHIP RAM, RTC & RGB2HDMI, A608mini 8MB FAST RAM, A630 rev.2 Turbo Card, Null-Modem Serial Cable, A1200 Ex1T 11MB Fast RAM RTC/MapROM/GUI, Terrible Fire 1230, Gotek USB Floppy Emulator, HID Mouse adapter USB-DB9, Front Leds boards, RGB SCART to 1084 (DB9), RGB2HDMI Denise Riser + Switch, RGB2HDMI Denise Adapter + Switch, Amiga miniADF, Ultimate Arcader Joystick DB9, & much more}
      • OSSC - Open Source Scan Converter: Open Source Scan Converter is a low-latency video digitizer and scan conversion board designed mainly for connecting retro video game consoles and home computers into modern displays. Please check the wikipage for more detailed description and latest features.
      • OCCS: The Open Source Scan Converter is a low-latency video digitizer and scan converter designed primarily for connecting retro video game consoles and home computers to modern displays. It converts analog RGB or component video signals into a digital format, and doubles (or triples) the scanlines of a single frame if necessary to generate a valid mode for digital TVs or monitors. The board and firmware originated as a homebrew project in 2015. The primary goal of the OSSC project was to create a scan converter with minimal latency and reasonable cost, which could also be assembled by hand. Output image quality and features have also been important targets as long as they didn't contradict with the project's primary goals. Due to interest in the retro gaming community, both DIY kits and pre-assembled boards were first released to the public during early 2016. The firmware of the system is open source (hence the name) and new features can be added as time goes on. If you're new to the OSSC and scalers/processors in general, you may wish to start with the quick start guide here. There's now also an excellent getting started video tutorial, kindly created by RetroRGB, that you can view here.
      • Open Source Scan Converter (OSSC): The Open Source Scan Converter is a zero lag upscaler. At the moment, it is by far the sharpest way to play your analog consoles via HDMI, offering tons of options, 2x 480p (960p) and up to 5x 240p (1080p!). It’s only shortcoming is it’s not compatible with all TV’s in every mode, but it’s still an excellent choice and what I recommend to all retro-gaming videophiles!
      • The Colorful Charm of Amiga Utility Disks: Working from floppy. Commodore produced a great many Amiga models, but for several years the gold standard was an Amiga 500 expanded with half a meg of RAM (bringing the total to a full megabyte) and an external floppy drive (bringing the total number to two). For the demo scene, this was the only Amiga configuration that mattered during the late 1980:s and early 1990:s.
      • How do you retrobrite an a500+?: {Thread @ reddit covering the retrobrite procedure}
      • Whatever became of... - Bill McEwen?: As one can read on the company website at the title link, the former president of Amiga Inc. Bill McEwen is now working for Stavatti Aerospace. The plans of its founder are ambitious - he wants to produce military jets e.g. for NATO, although he has no corresponding background. As the press reports, Christopher Besker has acquired his knowledge through self-study, but has already succeeded in acquiring tax payers' money to finance his visions. However, the company, which has existed in various forms since 1994, has not actually produced a single aircraft to date. (snx)
      • Biography Bill McEwen Chief Operating Officer: {Our former leader} Bill McEwen Chief Operating Officer. Mr. McEwen joined Stavatti as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2019. Mr. McEwen has a diverse and expansive background where he has developed strong management skills while operating geographically diverse company operations. He has raised millions of dollars in capital for technology companies as well as maintained corporate relations with leading aviation suppliers in the United States with his work with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and Irkut Aviation of Russia.

    16 Apr 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! I saw this welcoming comment a few days on reddit and I believe this BEST SUMMARIZES a large portion of lovely little community better than ANYTHING else I have ever seen. Full disclosure... I TOTALLY believe all of this!! Why else would I still be here 21 years later! ha ha!! My hat's off to Mr. DorkyMCDorky!! You Sir win the Internet!


        "Welcome to the Amiga Community! Over here the:

            - the amiga never died.
            - 50 MHz is a really fucking fast processor
            - The amiga can do everything a modern computer can.
            - Lightwave is the best 3D software, ever.
            - The amiga was 25 years ahead of it's time, and if you disagree "Da fuck you talkin about?"

        We're like Bears fans: rowdy and still talk about 1985 :)

        Seriously though, the OS was in legislative hell for awhile. People have hacked the hell out of the amiga ever since and still purchase new copies of the AmigaOS. Version 3.2 is pretty damn cool, and looks sorta modern for what it is.

        Deep down we know the PC overtook the Amiga in the mid-90s. And most of us likely had an Amiga back in the 80s/90s but have jobs now where we can afford the 1000s of dollars of hardware we wanted for it.

        Everyone here is pretty nice with the rare pissing contest. But you're in good company and there's a lot of hobbyists who know their way around the soldering iron.

        p.s. we all probably have a C64 for the same reasons as above but think 1982 instead :)"

    This welcoming comment by DorkyMcDorky over at reddit wins the Internet!!!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • VERY impressed with this little web app Dpaint.js by Steffest to edit Amiga based images (icons and IFF images). If you really want to know more watch this wonderful 10 min demo. Enjoy!
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Everyone stand down... Nothing to see here... I thank Hyperion releasing a statement but could we get some insight on what to expect next? And what the other parties involved? Are more lawsuits pending? Is there any chance of working together? Personally I've always wanted some rich tech guy who remembers Commodore to take pity on us, buy EVERYTHING, put together a board of individuals to set the path forward then JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT!! Hell if Musk can waste $44 billion for twitter imagine what someone could get for a few million? Their own OS and thousands of crazy passionate and dedicated individuals to have fun with them too!
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      • Leu: Leu is a simple spreadsheet application, which started as a excel and openoffice viewer. Now it also has some basic editing functions and a fully working function parser. It supports loading of Excel (xlsx), Libre/OpenOffice (ods), ASCII (csv) and TurboCalc (tcd) files. You can export the tables to Excel, Libre/OpenOffice, ASCII, HTML or wiki tables. Because it’s written with FreePascal for Amiga systems with MUIClass GUI Toolkit, it is available for all Amiga Systems:
      • mySQLcontrol: {Translated German} mySQLcontrol is a database administration and editing program for the mySQL database server under AmigaOS 4. Databases and tables can be created, deleted and changed via a reaction-based interface. The table structure can also be changed. Data records can also be searched for/displayed and edited using an SQL QUERY query. An SQL console can also be started in which all SQL commands can be issued directly. A connection to a mySQL server on another computer or on the Internet can also be established via the Prefs window!
      • PowerShark: Ultra-efficient USB-C power for your Amiga 500, 600 and 1200. Clean, stable energy supply. Advanced monitoring and protection features. Coming soon! Revolutionizing Amiga Power Solutions. PowerShark is a next-generation power converter for the Amiga line of computers - A500, A600 and A1200. It provides stable, high quality power, perfect for continuous long-term operation of even the most expanded configurations. Utilizing any 12V-capable USB-C power supply for the first stage conversion, PowerShark allows users to tap into a vast array of affordable and readily available “power bricks” for their Amiga system. Furthermore, portable USB-C “chargers” are also supported, bringing the dream of battery-operated Amigas to life. And it works flawlessly with magnetic USB-C adapters, too, ensuring an accident-free environment similar to “MagSafe”.
      • DevPack: This is a bundle that includes a collection of tools, environment and examples for programming on the Amiga (68k) What is included: AmiBlitz 3.9.9 , Amiga E 3.3a, AmigaRebol V2, EVO, AmiLua 0.2, AMOS Pro 2.0, AMOS Pro X (AGA) beta 0.209, ASM-One 1.48 & 1.49-RC2, Blitz Basic 2.1, FreePascal 3.2.2, GCC 2.95.3, PureBasic 4.00, REDPILL 0.9.17, VBCC 0.9j compiler. TOOLS: BlitzGUIGen 1.8, Designer, GadToolsBox 3.0a, minAD 1.7, MUIBuilder 2.3, StormWizard 2.3, UBB2.1, & Blitz Basic Tutorials. SDK/NDK: MUI 5.0 SDK, P96 SDK (link only), NDK 3.9 (link only), NDK 3.2 (link only), RoadShow SDK 1.5 & VBCC PosixLib
      • Make Linux look like Amiga OS: We know how to make Linux look like Windows 95, MacOS 9, and BeOS… but what about Amiga OS? I mean, if we’re going to go through the trouble of making a Linux desktop look like a classic computer systems… it would be heresy to not include the Amiga! What follows are the best options that I’ve found to achieve exactly that goal. We’ll be starting with XFCE as our default desktop — XFCE is sort of the gold standard for making your desktop look like older systems. If you’re following along at home, I highly recommend installing XFCE before we get started. You can use pretty much any Linux distribution you like.
      • amiwm: amiwm is an X window manager that tries to make your display look and feel like an Amiga® Workbench® screen. It is fully functional and can do all the usual window manager stuff, like moving and resizing windows. The purpose of amiwm is to make life more pleasant for Amiga-freaks like myself who has/wants to use UNIX workstations once in a while. It can also be used on the Amiga with the AmiWin X server, although this part needs some more work.
      • amiwm: Amiga Workbench inspired window manager for Xorg.
      • A m i W M: amiwm is an X window manager that tries to make your display look and feel like an Amiga® Workbench® screen. It is fully functional and can do all the usual window manager stuff, like moving and resizing windows. The purpose of amiwm is to make life more pleasant for Amiga-freaks like myself who has/wants to use UNIX workstations once in a while. It can also be used on the Amiga with the AmiWin X server, although this part needs some more work. This fork of AmiWM basically adds the AmigaDOS 1.x look to AmiWM. Traditionally, AmiWM has just an AmigaDOS 2.x appearance that looks like this. However, with this update, and this .amiwmrc it can look ike this:
      • 37-year-old Amiga platform gets updates to Linux kernel, AmigaOS SDK: Hyperion announced the release of "a very substantial and comprehensive update" of the SDK for AmigaOS 4.1 54.16, for those who prefer to keep the mainline Amiga look and feel on their system. The update includes new options for gcc compiling, Simplegit and Subversion control tools, and general updates for many tools
      • Welcome to Capehill's corner!: Some software I have written for AmigaOS 4.x / others... Software: Activity Meter, Shaderjoy, Fractal Nova, glSnoop, Hello Hungary Redux, Diamonds and Dust, Nelipala, CPUWatcher, PlayMate, AnimalKeeper & D-fragmenta. Ports: Stunt Car Remake, Milkytracker (SDL2), Aleph One (SDL2/MiniGL), SDL2 and SDL, Super Methane Bros (SDL2 version), CannonBall (OutRun engine), The Zod Engine, ioquake 3 (SDL2), OpenArena, Quake 2, PrBoom & NetPanzer.
      • tequila: Tequila is a simple CPU profiler which samples current running tasks. At the moment it's not very accurate or feature-rich, but it will detect if some task is using CPU.
      • Dpaint.js: Dpaint.js is a web based image editor modeled after the legendary Deluxe Paint. It's main purpose is to be used as a tool for creating pixel art, but it can also be used for general image editing. It has a sweet spot for Amiga file formats: it can read and write all Amiga Icon formats and read/write Amiga IFF Images. You can even read/write files directly from ADF disk files and preview your work instantly in the "real" Deluxe Paint! (on an embedded emulated Amiga)
      • dpaint-js: Webbased image editor, modeled after the legendary Deluxe Paint with a focus on retro Amiga file formats: read and write Amiga icon files and IFF ILBM images
      • Fúria EC020 (Parný valec): {Thread @ amigaportal.cz the Fúria EC020. A600 accelerator}
      • New project - Fúria EC020: {Thread @ eab.abime.net covering the Fúria EC020. This is my new project accelerator for A600}
      • AmigaQB_extract: This python script is designed to accept the Central Coast Software's Quarterback backup disks as .ADF files, identify the CFM file markers within the file, and perform the LZW decompression algorithm on raw datastream, and write those decompressed files back into a qb_dump subdirectory of the current directory. More details. This backup software was a popular HDD backup solution for the Commodore Amiga. The genesis of this project was that I had a couple corrupted disks within my backup set, and Quarterback, despite having SOME builtin protection against it, fails as soon as it encounters some corrupted data. QB also requires a catalog which is stored on the first and last floppy in the backup set, in order to extract the files. My tool works on standalone disks within the set without the catalog. However, because there's no catalog support, there's a major limitation in the current, very beta, version. The original directory information IS NOT stored alongside the individual files, and so all files are simply written to the current directory.
      • amiga.org.pl: {POLISH. Publishers of the magazine Amiga NG}
      • FS-UAE: FS-UAE integrates the most accurate Amiga emulation code available from WinUAE. FS-UAE emulates A500, A500+, A600, A1200, A1000, A3000 and A4000 models, but you can tweak the hardware configuration and create customized Amigas.
      • SCA Welcome to The Mega-Mighty Swiss Cracking Association: {The Amiga section has a VERY NICE browser workbench simulation where you can launch various Amiga demos and more}
      • RetroTINK-5X Pro: We are proud to offer the RetroTINK-5X Pro, our first FPGA-powered device that introduces a few landmark accomplishments for bridging retro consoles to modern TVs: The first automatic optimal phase algorithm to produce the sharpest image with zero adjustments needed beyond selecting the base mode. The first custom developed FPGA-based Motion Adaptive Deinterlacing algorithm specifically for games to make 480i titles shine without adding lag or flicker. The first high resolution (1080p and above) video scaler that is capable of covering virtually all analog inputs: composite, S-video, component and RGB out of the box. {and more}
      • Open Source Scan Converter (OCCS): The Open Source Scan Converter is a low-latency video digitizer and scan converter designed primarily for connecting retro video game consoles and home computers to modern displays. It converts analog RGB or component video signals into a digital format, and doubles (or triples) the scanlines of a single frame if necessary to generate a valid mode for digital TVs or monitors. The board and firmware originated as a homebrew project in 2015. The primary goal of the OSSC project was to create a scan converter with minimal latency and reasonable cost, which could also be assembled by hand. Output image quality and features have also been important targets as long as they didn't contradict with the project's primary goals. Due to interest in the retro gaming community, both DIY kits and pre-assembled boards were first released to the public during early 2016. The firmware of the system is open source (hence the name) and new features can be added as time goes on.
      • OSSC (Open Source Scan Converter) with an Amiga: {Thread @ eab.abime.net about the OCCS}
      • Amiga I2C Hardware and Utilities: This project contains I2C (TWI) hardware interfaces and a shared library for convenient access to I2C sensors connected to classic 68k Amiga computers. This is a little utility to read EDID values from VGA Monitors connected to the Amiga and calculate appropriate modelines suitable for Picasso96. In terms of hardware, an I2C (TWI) interface is required. Example schematics and software can be found on Aminet in hard/hack/i2clib40.lha. An alternative to external I2C interfaces might be a Zorro card like ICY.
      • Qmiga: Project Qmiga is to help collaboration in Amiga related development of QEMU.
      • Graphics card emulation for AmigaOS: AmigaOS 4 drivers exist for different graphics cards but each platform specific version of AmigaOS only inlcudes a limited number of drivers for cards supported on that platform. Also QEMU can emulate a number of graphics devices but most of these are not supported by AmigaOS. Therefore it is a problem to find a combination that works and provides good results without much effort from users. This page discusses the different options for graphics card emulation and meant to be a place to collect information about this topic and to give inspiration for potential contributors who may want to look into one of these.
      • hunkster: A Windows app that creates Amiga 68k hunk files to embed image/audio/data. Can be linked with Amiga vbcc and freepascal cross compilers.
      • raster-master: Raster Master Sprite/Icon/Map editor for Windows 10/11 (64 bit) that generates RayLib code / Put image and map code for Open Watcom, gcc, AmigaBASIC, Amiga C, Amiga Pascal ,QuickBasic, QB64, Quick C, Turbo Pascal, freepascal, Turbo C, Turbo Basic, Power Basic, FreeBASIC, GWBASIC, BASICA, and PC-BASIC.
      • Amiga Floppy Swap: An Amiga 1000-500-2000-3000 DF0: - External Floppy Drive Swapper. This module can swap an internal DF0: drive with an external DF1: floppy drive in order to boot from an external device, such as a Gotek Floppy Emulator.
      • The Open Amiga Hardware Repository: The Commodore Amiga platform is still alive, and enthusiasts around the world are still developing new hardware and software for it. The Open Amiga Hardware Repository is meant to promote Amiga related open hardware projects. If you have developed open Amiga hardware, or are looking for open Amiga hardware projects, you have come to the right place! Your board is missing or incorrect? See here about how to contact us.

    9 Apr 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Sorry to say this will be another small update, but I'm still doing better than last year! ;-)

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • Personally I don't care how much salt I need to add for this to be true but I LOVE these kinds of tales! I know for me this is a big part of what keeps this community alive and fun! Lord knows it's not the lawsuits, 4 figure $$$$ motherboards or the hopes of a modern OS anytime soon... ;-) The fastest (Mac) Photoshop Machine in 1996 was not a Mac at all...
    Amiga Legal News Update
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      • What is the Best Amiga Emulator 2023?: There are only two choices when looking at the best Amiga Emulator, this is WinUAE and FS-UAE. Both based on the original development of the UAE project, WinUAE & FS-UAE are the most up-to-date and advanced Amiga emulators available. Both are regularly updated and benefit from a huge community of users Both applications will give you the best emulation experience available, but it is often observed that Amiga Emulators can be fiddly to set up and can be intimidating to inexperienced users.
      • Mounting Amiga FFS Hard Drives Under Linux: I had cause to need to mount a hard drive – actually, a Compact Flash card, but that’s beside the point – from an Amiga on my PC the other day. In theory, not a problem: Linux includes in-built support for Amiga FastFileSystem (AFFS) devices, so it should just be a case of identifying which of the three partitions I’m after and giving the mount command. So, let’s fire up fdisk:
      • Amigan Software Abandonware Page : {Lots of abandoned Amiga software}
      • Some Amix questions: Hi all, Trying to fill in some gaps in my knowledge. Can anyone please help? 1) Was Amix going to be the default OS of Amiga had it survived or would it have been for the high end computing only? 2) Related to the above would Workbench have been attempted to be rebuilt on it or did they have another UI in mind? 3) Is this a line in the sand for older Amiga apps or would they have included an emulator. I had thought I had heard Dave Haynie say this would the case but can't find a reference to it. Lastly had anyone tried to revive it in the past? I think probably no as I can't find anything. Thanks
      • Commodore Bankruptcy – Associated Press 1994: April 29, 1994. commodore-computer-factory-production-december-1992WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Commodore International Ltd., a pioneer in the personal computer industry, said late Friday it is going out of business. The company plans to transfer its assets to unidentified trustees “for the benefit of its creditors” and has placed its major subsidiary, Commodore Electronics Ltd., into voluntary liquidation. “This is the initial phase of an orderly voluntary liquidation of both companies,” Commodore said in a brief statement. Company executives could not immediately be reached Friday evening.
      • Commodore: A Brief History: Reproduced March 18 2002 with permission from Maurizio Banavage. Graphics added by Commodore.ca Nov 2018. Commodore-Computer-Factory-CBMIn 1954 Jack Tramiel founded Commodore as a typewriter repair service. Jack Tramiel was Polish, and after Auschwitz he traveled to the United States and joined the Army. After the army he decided to open a repair shop in the Bronx. Tramiel always had an inclination towards technology such as mechanical and electro-mechanical. Tramiel Moved again in 1955, this time to Ontario, Canada becoming a low-cost office furniture manufacturer.
      • Commodore (1954-1994): Intro. Commodore has played a very important role in the technological history. Thanks to Commodore and other companies, Computers were now accessible to all. The Idea of having a personal computer had now become a reality for millions of people, due to reasonable price. In 1994 Commodore has been liquidated but still has many followers and recently other retro suppliers started creating their own products with the Commodore logo. We don’t know about trade marks legality for such devices but as long as there are companies and startup’s producing these items means that there is a huge demand for them.
      • POV: My Real Grand Theft Auto Story: {google translated link}
      • UADE: Unix Amiga Delitracker Emulator.. UADE plays old Amiga tunes through UAE emulation and cloned m68k-assembler Eagleplayer API.
      • AmiDeb: AmiDeb is a bare Linux install with just enough to run FS-UAE. It is NOT Amilator, but is based on the idea’s of Amilator. At the end of the installation of AmiDeb you have a real Debian Linux system, with the benefit of being able to update and customize the system. (Unlike Amilator). Ruining a Text based front end, FS-UAE is then launched for your Amiga experience.
      • PyDPainter - Relase 1.0.5: A usable pixel art program written in Python. Mark Riale. PyDPainter, pronounced "Pied Painter" (like Pied Piper), is an attempt to create a usable pixel art program in Python using PyGame. The original inspiration came from the Commodore Amiga version of Deluxe Paint released by Electronic Arts in 1985. Recently, with a resurgence of all things "retro," low-resolution pixel art and limited color palettes have become popular once again. Many tools to deal with this medium are either too complicated or too crude. This project is an attempt to bring back an old but reliable tool and enhance it with some features to help it better coexist in the modern world
      • PyDPainter: PyDPainter. A usable pixel art program written in Python. About PyDPainter, pronounced "Pied Painter" (like Pied Piper), is an attempt to create a usable pixel art program in Python using PyGame. The original inspiration came from the Commodore Amiga version of Deluxe Paint released by Electronic Arts in 1985.
      • amidon: A Mastodon client for Amiga computers. Amidon is a Mastodon native client for computers (or emulators) running AmigaOS 3.x. It allows the user to connect and authenticate with a Mastodon server instance, post new toots and interact with the various aspects of Mastodon (replies, favourites, bookmarks, etc.).
      • Tutorial: Installation guide for AmigaOS 4.1 under QEMU 8: QEMU is an open-source computer emulator and virtualiser. This means you can functionally simulate computers or provide virtual systems that replicate the functionality of a real system. QEMU is able to emulate a complete computer in software without the need to support hardware virtualisation. So it is also possible to emulate Amiga operating systems like AROS, AmigaOS or MorphOS on QEMU. This is provided by the developer Zoltan Balaton who shares many information and tips on his webeite. In the middle of 2021, Amiga-News.de had a closer look at the installation of MorphOS under QEMU 6.
      • AmigaOS 4.1 installation on QEMU pegasos2 machine: The pegasos2 machine is available in QEMU since v6.1.0 and was improved in v8.0.0 to be able to run AmigaOS 4.1 Pegasos 2 version but installation is not as straightforward as on real hardware. This is because the Pegasos 2 AmigaOS 4.1 install CD does not have a graphics card driver that matches any of the video cards emulated by QEMU so booting the install CD will not produce video output. To make it work a suitable graphics driver has to be added to AmigaOS Kickstart to make it possible to boot and install it. This page describes the steps needed for that. The NG Amiga emulation in QEMU is still in development and may have bugs but AmigaOS 4.1 should boot and generally work with latest QEMU version.

    2 Apr 2023

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! On the 30th after nearly 15 year since the last message post (14yr 11mo 6dy... Is this a record???) there was news update in the thread The lawsuit... a never ending story. It was reported the Hyperion vs. Colanto lawsuit has finally been settled. Here's my two cents...

      First I thought I would be more excited about the news but I'm not. Honestly I'm not quite sure what to make of it yet. I will leave the discussion to people way smarter than me. Second it seems like, regardless of the verdict, this news should now be EVERYWHERE and EVERYONE should be talking about it. So far that's not the case. Third the verdict is almost completely in Hyperions favor. Interesting. Fourth, and most importantly, where do we go from here???

       I have always believed that if the powers that be really cared about the Amiga every effort would have been made resolve this train wreck decades ago! Yes initially there were quite a few years where there were no options for a quick resolution but what about the last decade+?? Why couldn't compromises been made or strategic alliances formed to save what little we had left? I will NEVER understand the business logic of allowing a once great community to dwindle to nothing then having it fracture into a million different pieces. In what universe is that a smart move?

       So now it's finally over. Can everyone come together and find common ground? Will Hyperion now take charge and finally give us a road map for the future? Will Cloanto/C-A Acquisition continue with their other lawsuit?


        "If none of the parties object to this ruling, the case would end without resolving any of the issues between Cloanto/C-A Acquisition and Hyperion. Judge Martinez simply declared that only C-A Acquisition Corporation - renamed to Amiga Corporation in the meantime - is entitled to sue Hyperion for breach of contract or violating trademark rights or Amiga related copyright. Such a case already exists, but has been stayed until the main litigation discussed here is resolved. "

    Insightful analysis from amiga-news.de


       Or now will an unnamed third party savior swoop in and come to the rescue? Who knows... Maybe just maybe something good will come of this... Only time will tell and, as always, only two more weeks to go! ;-)

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
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      New Links (5) YTD (338)

      • An Amiga Mouse, The Modern Way: When we recently featured an Amiga upgrade project, [EmberHeavyIndustries ] was prompted to share one of their own, an adapter to allow a modern USB HID mouse to be used with the Commodore quadrature mouse port.
      • The MouSTer Adapter Now Has Amiga Scroll Support: The MouSTer is a device that enables modern USB HID mice to be used on various retro computers. The project has been through its ups and downs over years, but [drygol] is here to say one thing: rumors of the MouSTers demise have been greatly exaggerated. Now, the project is back and better than ever!
      • An Unexpected Amiga Network Interface: The retrocomputer enthusiast has increasingly to grapple with not only runaway computer prices but the astronomical cost of vintage peripherals. A welcome solution in some cases comes from the Raspberry Pi, which has proved itself fast enough to emulate those add-ons for a lot less outlay. A good one comes from [Niklas Ekström], who’s made a Pi-based network adapter for the Commodore Amiga 1200. Better still it doesn’t hog the main expansion port or the PCMCIA slot, instead it sits on the 1200’s rarely-used real-time-clock port. Software wise it uses an updated version of his earlier project for the Amiga 500. It provides access to the Pi command prompt, as well as a SANA driver and a mounted filesystem.
      • LukHash - Amiga: {LukHash has again has created another WONDERFUL new song & video this time just for the Amiga. Enjoy!}
      • lukhash.com: Fusion of 8-bit digital mayhem and '80s inspired synth music combined with modern sounds and cyberpunk aesthetics. Are we progressing forward or drifting back? Only two ways to find out… on the dancefloor or in your headphones.

    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...
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      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 commodore-users.eu 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 Amigaland.de! (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.
      • AmigaPortal.de: {German} Welcome to AmigaPortal.de. 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 AmigaPortal.de
      • 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!
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      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 @ eab.abime.net 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 @ eab.abime.net covering the A500 keyboard}
      • Connecting an A500 Keyboard to an A1200 Motherboard: {Thread @ eab.abime.net 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 sb128.audio 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.
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      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....
      • Zimmers.net: 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 (brain@jbrain.com). It is now maintained by Bo Zimmerman (bo@zimmers.net)
      • 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: AmigaRemix.com 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.
      • A500.org: 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!
      • AMCC.com {ARCHIVED 12 Mar 2006}: {AMCC.com 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 http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com. 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 achim.stegemann@onlinehome.de. 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 https://www.amigasource.com/files.php is the same as amigasource.com/files.php 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!
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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: {Archive.org 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: {Archive.org 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...

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      • 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 a1k.org 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 github.io 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 @ Amibay.com 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 nowseethis.org.
      • 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 Archive.org 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 www.cnn.com 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.}
      • AMY-ITX.com: {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 @ Amibay.com 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 @ eab.abime.net 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 AmigaWorld.net 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 exclusive-paper.com 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 Pouet.net. 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: {Amiga-News.de 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 amigapcb.org 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
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      • 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 retrocomputing.stackexchange.com }
      • Newest Amiga Questions - Retrocomputing.Stackexchange.com: {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.
      • https://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/Tutorials:Main: {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 : {AmigaNews.de} 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
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      • 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: {Amiga-News.de: 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.

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      • 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 {archive.org}: 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? {youtube.com}: 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 {archive.org}: {Old Amiga News site}
      • Amiga Mozilla {archive.org}: 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!

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      • 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.
      • fontanin.net {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 Amigaworld.net 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.
      • wiki.amigaos.net 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: {Amigans.net 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.

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