This episode of the Retro Asylum Podcast is about the Commodore Amiga. Steve, Matt and Sam take a look back at their favourite 16 bit computer and the games that made the system so special as it reaches it's 30th birthday.
Potrace is a utility for tracing a bitmap, which means, transforming a bitmap into a smooth, scalable image. The input is a bitmap and the output is an PostScript file. Changes in this version are: Improved the processing of very large bitmaps. Made a few general improvements and removed small errors. The program is available for Amiga OS4, Linux and Windows.
Artur Jarosik has released a new version of the 68k Web-Browsers NetSurf. Changes in this version: New core interface, improvements for filenames, kiosk, browser windows, library handling, scheduler, Style Guide and added preliminary support for AmigaOS 3.
On the web page Flashtro.com you can see many cracker intro’s with your browser. The original intros from the Amiga, Atari-ST, Dreamcast, PC, Playstation etc. are converted to Flash. The most recent flashtro’s are: Pirates - Roulette, Ram Jam - Sturm Truppen, Ram Jam - Holiday Lemmings, Powerslaves - Space Invaders II, Powerslaves - Mister Tengus Adventure, Tristar - 3d Pool, Energy - Barbarian II, Eclipse - Classic Invaders, The Company - Decouvrer Les Formes, Alphalats - Campaign Datadisk, Alpha Flight - Pong, Alpha Flight - Tilt, Spreadpoint - Hotel Fonts, Immortal - Ghosts n Goblins, Immortal - SuperBase, Supplex - Enchanter, Agents - Superman, Public Enemy #1 - 4x4 Off Road Racing, Tristar - Demo 3, The Knight Hawks - Mordillo, Fantasy - Elite, The Knight Hawks - Retrun to Atlantis and Who I Am - Birds of Prey.
Amiga Power is a printed magazine in the French language for the Amiga user. In this edition the following articles: AmigaOS v4.1 Final Edition, AmigaOne X5000, Wazp3D - MorphOS, Tales Of Gorluth, Voxelnoid, Le Manoir De Mortvielle, Clavier x500, Commodore Free, Éric Chahi and AmiWest.
A new edition of the English and German Amiga magazine Amiga Future has been released. In this edition: Editorial, News, Reviews: Playfield, Maxwell Mouse and the Missing Game Mystery, Super Ted, Love Dungeon, Boxx 2, Wer wird Amiga Guru, Ants, Dune II - The building of a dynasty, WinUAE 3.0.0, SQL Man, AGet, zTools, Workbench 3.1 Disks and Prozessoren der NG-Amigas. Special: Sepa, Demoscene and Classic Reflections Part 20 MicroniK Computer Service. Interviews: Thomas Boissé and Cherry Darling. Workshop: AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition and Programming AmigaOS 4 (11).
Andreas Falkenhahn released Hollywood 6: Epiphany for AmigaOS. In this update many new functions, features and general improvements. A few examples in this version are: Support for multiple monitors, OS-native menu bars and AmiDock. Improvements for the AHI driver, script execution, plugin interface, vector graphics and many other changes, optimizations and bug fixes.
This USB adapter makes it possible to use USB HID devices on your Amiga. The Ryś MK II has been equipped with 3 modes of emulation: one for a mouse, one for a joystick and the last one for a pad. The mouse emulation has now 3 speed options. And the Ryś comes also with "Bootloader" function for future firmware upgrades. On the web page is a list of tested devices available.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Fast Lane, Pinomania, Sounddemo and Darkroom. Improved: Goldrunner, Venus the Flytrap, MERCS, Microprose Soccer, Turbo Outrun, Kiros Quest, Awesome, Chromagic, Rick Dangerous, Double Dragon 3, F-17 Challenge and Escape from Colditz.
Swamp Defense 2 is a new game for AmigaOS 4 developed by EntwicklerX. In this game you must fight countless enemies with a huge selection of gun turrets. The game has more than 60 maps and you can earn coins for buying upgrades and new towers.
BetterWB is a new Workbench pack, like AIAB, Amikit, AmigaSYS, ClassicWB etc. It aims to be an enhancement and an update to AmigaOS 3.1 but without the need of extra hardware. New in this edition: Rebooter with fast bootable RAM option. LockDevice read/write. Icon.library 46.4.408. Fat95 3.18. Enhanced Dir display mode. PM utility and more minor improvements.
A new version of AmiKit is now available as a download. The changes in this version are: Updates for the Magic User Interface (MUI4) and the EvenMore text viewer. The updates are also available for the Real AmiKit version.
Real AmiKit 8.3
Real AmiKit 8.3
Ignition is a modern spreadsheet for AmigaOS 4.x. Achim Pankalla made the AmigaOS 4.x version which is based on the 68K version from Axel Dörfler. This version is a beta version, so if you find any problems please send the developer a message.
Icon Editor is a program for editing icons with many features: Separating alpha-channels, scaling, rotating, shadow and glow effects, blurring, contrast, brightness and much more. The recent changes are: Improvement for the CopyIcon file check. All tools are now available through the menus. The merging of images is now faster and a couple bugs were fixed.
Abbaye des Morts is a game for AROS that takes place in the 13th century. In this game you are Jean Raymond and you live inside an old church in France. You must find the hidden secrets and fight against the ancient evil that is still present in the church.
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: A-EON takes over OctaMED, Marcus Computer, Hyperion bankrupt?, Gerda Does past away, Cloanto Classic Support, Cloanto holds the Amiga copyrights, ADTWin 1.2, Robotron, A1000 Frankfurt, World premier Amiga, Commodore Office, Commodore product history and the C65.
Stefan Egger from the Computer Collection Vienna has added an Commodore Amiga 1000 Development System to his collection. The Amiga 1000 is from early 1985 and is a little bit different from the later production models. The Amiga has only 128k RAM, and the chips have different names or codes. Stefan has made many high resolution photos of this special Amiga 1000.
With ADTWin you can write ADF files from a PC to a real diskette. You will need a PC with a parallel port and Windows XP. You can connect a 3.5" floppy drive to the parallel port with a special cable. Changes in this version: Support for the parallel port via PCI cards. Deactivation of Windows "warm polling" system. Drag & Drop support. Improvements for floppy drive control software.
Virtual Amiga Multimedia Player is a media player made with the help of Hollywood. Changes in this version: You can now use big pictures inside V.A.M.P.'s window. Sound in the message windows. Hively Tracker format "hvl" via a Hollywood plugin. New configuration file for the Windows version. And a couple of small improvements.
Quartet is a new game for the Amiga. In this puzzle game you must complete the faces in the surrounding windows. The more complete the face is, the more points you score. The original code is from Richard Davey, graphics and music are made by Ilija Melentijevic and the AmigaOS4 version is from Nick Sommer.
Marcus Sackrow made a little game for AROS. The game is a clone of the popular game Color It. In the game you must fill the board with the same colour. You always start the game in de the upper left edge of the board. The game is available for AROS, Windows and Linux.
On June 27th 2015 there will be a meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to celebrate 30 years of Amiga history. There are more people added to the guest list: Team Hoi, Petro Tyschtschenko and John Hare.
For AmigaOS 4 there is a new version available of Atari ST /STE emulator. Hatari emulates most of the ST / STE hardware including joysticks and hard disk images. Hatari is also available for Linux, Apple, BSD, Windows and BeOS. Changes in this version: Improvements for the ST video, Videl, Sound, FDC, GEMDOS HD and ACSI hard disk. Many more games and demos can now be used without problems.
The Company is a group Amiga enthusiast from Poland. They make exe versions of Amiga games. You can download a exe file that contains the game and a preconfigured version of WinUAE. The latest additions are: Legion (Gobi), Chińczyk (Twin Spark Soft), Szachista (LK Avalon, Lethal Weapon (Ocean), Classic Board Games (Merit Polarware), Captain Blood (Exxos) and Motörhead (Virgin).
Hukka released a game for the Amiga. This game is a remake of the NES game and can be used on any classic Amiga computer (PAL). In the game you are a young wizard named Dana, and your mission is to rid the world of the evil flames. You can use your magic wand to create or destroy blocks of ice.
The result of the best Amiga game of the year 2014 are published. AmigaOS 68k: Tales Of Gorluth: The Tear Stone Saga (Amiworx Software). AmigaOS 4.x, MorphOS and AROS: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (Raven Software / LucasArts). The complete results are on the Obligement web page.
AMIcast is an English podcast about the world of Amiga. In this episode: An interview with Jan Zahurancik, the author of AmiKIT. Links in this episode: Star Crusader, Elite: Dangerous and Might & Magic - Heroes 3 HD.
Heroes of Roswell is a game for AROS made by Patrick Avella. In the game you must save earth from the alien invaders. The game has 4 levels and 3 difficulty levels, 4 regular enemies and 4 tough enemies. In the game you can get more weapons and speed upgrades.
On the web page Flashtro.com you can see many cracker intro’s with your browser. The original intros from the Amiga, Atari-ST, Dreamcast, PC, Playstation etc. are converted to Flash. The most recent flashtro’s are: Outlaws - Yep, Outlaws - Baby Minese, The Wizards - Nathan der Weise, The Wizards - Accounting 5, Rascals - Rick Dangerous 2, Culprits - Imperium, Fairlight - Deluxe Sound, Subway - Flimbos Quest, Subway - Bubble Plus, Dejam - Blues Brothers, The Silents - Virus and Unicorn - Turbo Print.
Paolo Besser released an update for the Icaros Desktop. There are improvements or updates for: locale, themes, 68K Wanderer, BOCHS scripts for freedos and linux, Italian locale, AROS core system files, Protrekkr, HarmonyPlayer, DOpus 5 and YouTubeCenter.
You can listen to new remixes on the AmigaRemix web page. The following Amiga music is added to the web page: Turrican - Techno Dungeon, Superfrog (Magic Woods Theme), Out Run 1986 - Magical Sound Shower, Wing Commander - Intro, Pools of Darkness - March of Darkness Mix, Woody's World - Title, Captain Planet and the Planeteers - Linka and Sensible Soccer.
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Geit @ Home # 1, Amiga 30 Years in Amsterdam, AmigaOS4.1, Warning for backbone-game WinUAE 3.0.0 PPC emulation, A-EON buys ImageFX 5. Amiga meetings Ost, External Amiga drive development and Tutorial: OS4.0 / 1 Classic with WinUAE.
Worm Wars is an advanced Tron / Snake-style arcade game for up to 4 simultaneous players. There are 36 types of creature and 32 types of Power-Up objects. There is also a level editor for making your own levels. New in this version: New bonus level: "enrage the bulls". And miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes.
Calimero is a powerful DTP program for MorphOS. The features are: Import for AmigaGuide, MicrosoftWord 2003 XML, TXT and UTF-8. Export for AmigaGuide, PDF, TXT, ODT, HTML, UTF-8 and TXT. Postscript printer support, multi page, columns, header, footer, separators, hyperlinks, text-warp, table of contents, background texture and much more.
A new version of Hu-Go! is available. Hu-Go! emulates the classic Turbografx16/PC Engine game console. Changes in this version: Improved code and stability, SaveState manager, Input configuration added, More options for CD music and the latest version of external lib code.
Sébastien Marchand made a portable Amiga A1200 including a monitor, power supply and speakers inside a aluminium briefcase. The A1200 also has a Blizzard 1260, a SCSI-kit and a 8 GB CF card. You can view the pictures of this special A1200 on his Flickr page.
Amiga Forum is a Swedish (printed) magazine for the Amiga user. In this edition: News from SUGA, Safir and other Amiga news. 10 years Safir, The programming language Hollywood and a review of the book Generation 64.
A new version of AmiKit is now available as a download. The changes in this version are: Updated to MUI 4.0, EvenMore 0.85, AmiKit app for Android, AmiKit Locale 1.3, AISS, IconLib 46.4.405, Layers Library 45.27, MUIbase 3.1, NetSurf 3.3 Dev2, SimpleMail 0.41, Boxx 2 and Russian locale support.
The Obligement website is organizing another best game of the year competition. You can choose your own favourite from the list of games. The best 3 games of each systems (AmigaOS 68k, AmigaOS 4.x, MorphOS and AROS) will be revealed February 7, 2015.
On June 27th 2015 there will be a meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to celebrate 30 years of Amiga history. There will be many Amiga computers on display but also the KryoFlux team, Dave Haynie, David Pleasance, Christian Bartsch, István Fábián, Ultimate PPC team, Franck Sauer, Dan Wood and Ravi Abbott.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Cyber Games, Ghost Chaser, Gadgets Lost In Time, Cyber Cop and Robot Readers: Aesop's Fables. Improved: Fast Brain, Nobby the Aardvark, Night Hunter, Crackdown, Moonfall and Phantasie 3.
Thomas Wenzel released an update of his music player for the Amiga. AmigaAMP is a GUI based MPEG audio player, but it can also play AIFF, WAV and FLAC files. Changes in this version: Improvements for AAC streams, MP3 files with HTML code and the playlist navigation. New features: mute button, equalizer, previous / next menu entries. And many small errors are removed.
Plipbox is an device that allows to connect Amiga's via Ethernet to your local network. The device uses a an Arduino and connects to the parallel port. Changes in this version: Fast burst protocol with a maximum speed of 235 KiB/s, improved firmware and driver code, and a new test modes to allow detailed benchmarking of all system components.
Lemming880 released a new game for the Amiga. The game is called Boxx 2 and is made with the help of the program Backbone. It is a run and jump platform game, where you must collect all the coins and kill the enemies. This version has more sprites and is available as a diskette or as a hard-disk version.
The YouTube video of Boxx 2 for the Amiga.
The YouTube video of Boxx 2 for the Amiga.
A new version of AROS Vision is now available. AROS is based on concepts and ideas of the Amiga and the 68000 processor. AROS supports X86, ARM, PPC and 68k. Changes in this version: ROM update. Latest version of WHDLoad , MUIBase, InstallerGen, Free Pascal und icon.library. Added GCC and many other improvements.
Assist is a collection of information: All the content from the "Get the most out of your AMIGA" PDF guide, short-cuts and links. Assist helps with downloading and unpacking of software, plays YouTube videos and it has AmiUpdate support. Changes in this version: New registration system. New layout, images and buttons. The browser is a bit faster, many general improvements and 21 new articles.
On the web page Flashtro.com you can see many cracker intro’s with your browser. The original intros from the Amiga, Atari-ST, Dreamcast, PC, Playstation etc. are converted to Flash. The most recent flashtro’s are: Scoopex - Eliminator, Bamiga Sector One - Arkanoid, Skid Row - Xmas, Lightforce - Operation Wolf, Megaforce - Street Fighter, The Accumulators & The Softkiller Crew - Voyager, World of Wonders - Shogun, Abakus - Synchro Express, Tartan Army The Supply Team Kefrens - Superleague Soccer, Quartex - Hatrack II, Quartex - Italy Soccer and many more.
Artur Jarosik has released a new version of the 68k Web-Browsers NetSurf. Changes in this version: libpng 1.6.16, libcurl 7.38.0 and libssl 1.0.1j. A new theme (Ken Lester) and a new cursor. Added the mp4.ee API and many other small improvements.
A new replacement for an external floppy drive for all Amiga computers is being developed by Roman Breński, Jarosław Bieliński and Radosław Kujawa. The features are: Fully compatible with 880kB DD Amiga diskettes. Reads and writes NDOS diskettes. And a new disk drive mechanism.
A new edition of the English and German Amiga magazine Amiga Future has been released. In this edition: Editorial, News, Reviews: ArtBase, Kultmagazin, OS4 Depot Games, AskMeUp, VoxelNoid, Back to the Golden Age, Centron 3D, Aquanaut, Renegades Deluxe, Icaros Desktop, Backup, MPlayerGUI, CodeAudio, SimpleMail, AmigaOS 4.1 Final and Rapid Road. Special: Demoscene, Classics (19), DKB Software and AmiWest 2014.
Workshop: Programming AmigaOS4 (10).
Workshop: Programming AmigaOS4 (10).