Epsilon wrote a blog about installing a SCSI Controller expansion (by CBMChef) for the CDTV and the AztecMonster SCSI card. The CDTV SCSI Controller is a modern expansion developed in 2013 and makes it possible to connect an external SCSI device to the Commodore CDTV. The AztecMonster is a SCSI to CF card interface.
TORCS is a racing car simulation for the Amiga. There are many different cars, tracks, and opponents to race against. You can adjust the tires, dampers, aerodynamics, spoilers etc. The game is available for AmigaOS 4, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, MacOSX and Windows.
On the Dustlayer Blog you can now see pictures of the Commodore production line in Hong Kong from December 1992. The photos were taken by Robert Baker who worked in production engineering at Commodore in West Chester, USA and who had been in Hong Kong for a pilot production run of the Amiga 600.
Stefan started a new Youtube channel. On this channel you can view videos about Amiga computers. At this moment you can watch the following videos: Amiga 600, Amiga 1200/60, Amiga 2000/60, Amiga 3000/60 D and the Amiga 4000/60 D.
RetroGameModz made an video about the repair of a Blizzard PPC accelerator card for Amiga 1200. In the video you can see many tips and working methods for repairing retro hardware such as: Visual inspection, testing, schematics, measurements, disassembling, new components and final testing.
All videos from RetroGameModz.
All videos from RetroGameModz.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Music Disk 1 (Mahoney & Kaktus), 5 Yards (Vision), Mouse Quest (Micro Value/Tynesoft) and Where Time Stood Still (Denton Designs/Ocean). Improved: Copper Master (Angels), Thunderhawk (Core Design), Lionheart (Thalion) and Obliterator (Psygnosis).
Me and My Shadow is a puzzle / platform game where you must try to reach the exit by solving puzzles. Spikes, moving blocks, fragile blocks and much more stand between you and the exit. The game has more than 40 levels, 18 different block types and a built-in level editor. The game is available for AmigaOS4, Amiga68k, Linux and Windows.
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: Oracle - Wild Streets, Prodigy - Cracktro, Scoopex - Where Time Stood Still, Angels - B.A.T, Fairlight - SHOOT EM-UP CONSTRUCTION KIT, Cave - A 10 Tank Killer and World of Wonders - Zynaps.
Ian Stedman is working on a expansion card for the Amiga CD32. This expansion card will be an replacements for the Paravision SX-1 or DCE SX32/Pro expansions from the 1990’s. The specification: 8 MB SRAM, Parallel ATA (IDE) / CF, Floppy, Real time clock and a clockport connector. You can follow the progress on his blog.
A new version of MorphOS is now available. In this edition improvements for the SmartFileSystem, Intuition, Quark, Ambient, Jukebox, Kryptos, Scribble, Bz2, ShowInterface, Sungem.device, Xadfs, ixemul.library, filesysbox.library, ipc.module, r200.library, r300.library and MUI.
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: PlaySID, AmiBlitz 3.6.1, FLX animations, Clock, More demos, converted to formats: MED, MOD or SFX, ARexx easy start and SimpleMail can be changed between German and English.
In this BitJam the collection of the Amiga emo group Desire. You can listen to the following music: Estupendo, Soda Club, tu$$u10.special, Count Floyd!, Of digital gardens, Ka ga goo, Hurry upper, Carbodynamix!, Pom-pom-pom, Space.2k2, White line fever, Susified, Fanfare for the common, Pandamonium, No sense of time, Out of space, Slide aside, Dadoob, Funky fresh and Rust and stardust. Total playing time: 55:14.
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: AmigaOS Beach-Boingball, Flappy Bird, Donkey Downfall, twittAmiga 4.0, new production of Sam460 boards, USB-adapter for classic Amiga's, MorphOS 3.6, new demo from Chaos Guns, Uli Bäer: I hab an Amiga, Amiga: 30th Anniversary Event, Graphic-card kit from "Matze".
AmiArcadia is a emulator of early game consoles like the PHUNSY, Elektor TV Games Computer, Interton VC 4000, Emerson Arcadia 2001, Central Data 2650 and others. Ami Arcadia is available for the 68k Amiga, Amiga OS4, MorphOS and Windows. Recent changes are: New commands ED and STATUS. Support for CRC64 checksums. Updates for the Italian and Greek translations and many more small improvements.
Gigalomania is an open source 2D Real Time Strategy (RTS) game. In the game you must compete with your enemies. You need to find or develop new technology from rocks and sticks to nuclear weapons and spaceships. You must travel through ten different ages, from the stone age to the future. New in this version: Each player now has a special skill, in-game music, speech samples and more sound effects. The game is available for AmigaOS 4, AROS, Windows, OS X, Linux, Symbian, Maemo, Meego and Android.
ADTWin is a tool for writing Amiga 500/1000 ADF's from a PC to a Amiga diskette. You will need an PC with a parallel port and a disk drive from a PC or an Amiga. The writing of the diskette takes about 37 seconds. A schematic for the cable and the software is available.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Synthetic Vibes (Quartz), Best of RAF Vol.1 (Katharsis), Music Collection (Katharsis), The Town with no Name (D4i), Psycho Killer (D4i), Testament (Katharsis), Mega Mix 3 (Royal Amiga Force), Megademo (Royal Amiga Force) and TurboRaketti II (Heikki Kosola). Improved: Space Quest 3 (Sierra), Base Jumpers (Rasputin), Lionheart Demo (Thalion), Oil Imperium / Black Gold (reLINE), Super Skweek (Loriciel) and Gloom (Black Magic).
Andrew Gillen released an update for the game the Incredible Adventures of Moebius Goatlizard. In the game you must collect the aliens and avoid the explosive devices. Changes in this version: In-game music, More enemies, Improved 2-player game and a custom game that lets you create your own screen.
Glen VanDenBiggelaar wrote an article about the Commodore Amiga 2000. He writes about the introduction, the different models and the add-on cards for the A2000. He also talks about Video Toaster and the use of Amiga's at NASA.
Rob Cranley releases a new version of his game Atoms-X. Atoms-X is a remake of the old Public Domain game Atoms and is a strategy and action Board Game. Changes in this version: Added more keyboard controls, updated the manual, improved the code and removed a couple of small errors.
In this episode of the Retro Asylum Podcast Sam (mrsid), Steve (press play on tape) and Paul (the drisk) talk about the game development company Psygnosis. They talk about the games and the milestones in the companies history. And there are also listener contributions. An History of Psygnosis as PDF is also available.
Matthias made a Picasso II clone for the Amiga 500. The Picasso II is a popular graphics card for the Amiga computer, made by Village Tronic. Later Georg Braun developed a clone for his GBA 1000 Amiga computer. Matthias adapted this design for the Amiga 500. You can follow the progress on the a1k forum (German language).
A new version of the GenesisPlus emulator for MorphOS is available. Changes in this version: Filters show only valid ROM filenames (.cue .bin .smd .sms .gg). Auto detection of PAL and NTSC ROM's (audio/video). Preview pictures in start-up window and thumbnails added to save-state manager.
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: Updates for: MUI royale, ROM's, IBrowse, Simplemail, Digibooster, Audio software, Filetypes and AMOS.
Michael Gibs made the game Donkey Downfall for the Amiga. The game is based on a Atari 2600 game called Man Goes Down. The game is a simple platform game where the platform scrolls up and you must fall, instead of jump. The game can be played on a Amiga with 1MB Chip RAM.
EvenMore is an text viewer for AmigaOS. The features are proportional font support, multi-coloured text, file conversion plugins, and more. Recent changes: Support for AmigaWriter file format. Improvements for the WordPerfect, StarWriter5, Wordwrap, WordWorth, FinalWriter, ProWrite, RTF, Dir2Text, HTML and Pagestream plugins. And a few new Escape codes.
Spidi is working on a new USB adapter to use USB keyboards, mice and joysticks on the Amiga computer. The adapter converts the USB signals to the "old" Amiga signals. This means there is no new driver necessary on the Amiga computer. You can follow the progress on the PPA forum (Polish language).
A new version of MorphOS is now available. Changes in this version: It is now possible to use the built-in Wi-Fi hardware in all Apple systems with the Broadcom BCM43 chip-set. Support for AMD R400, Radeon X800 XT / Pro and FireGL X3 cards. SMBFS file system handler with 64 bit I/O support. VNC server and a Synergy client. You can read all the details in the release notes.
Amiga Forum is a Swedish (printed) magazine for the Amiga user. In this edition: News from SUGA, SAPPHIRE and Amiga World, AmiGBG 2014, The GG2 Network card, FPGA-based Amiga clones, Noise Tracker 25 years, Putty Squad and the SUGA meetings.
Sysmon is a system monitor for AmigaOS 4 made by Guillaume Boesel. Recent changes: Added a network bandwidth benchmark in Benchmark tab. Removed the "Used Stack" in the "Tasks" tab because it produced wrongs results. Improved the CLI numbers in the "Tasks" tab and the Workbench library version in the "System" tab.
Antoine Dubourgs released SoundBankster version 1.2. SoundBankster is a program that DJ's can use to play there music. The features are: Waveform rendering with TinyGL, Reggae support, 20ms audio buffer, Beat detection, Accurate track pitch, Filters, Loops, Play-list and a MUI interface.
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Petro Tyschtschenko, MUI 3.9 for AmigaOS3, Amipad 32, Chaos Guns Demo, Longplays: Total Football, Goal!, Strike, Samba World Cup 98, Fußball Total! and FIFA International Soccer.
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: Added Amiga-E modules, AmiTwitter, AmIRC, IBrowse Demo and Raystorm. Updates for the ROMs and DOpus Magellan. Changing Locale/Input is now more easy.
Cloanto released the 2014 version of the Amiga Forever emulation package. Changes in this version: All Windows versions now come with a Windows Installer download. New Restore System Files feature, RP9 thumbnail provider, Visual Screen Clip Editor, Personal Paint 7.2 and the option for the use of the WinFellow emulator. Updates for AROS and the Enhanced RP9 Editor.
The French and British music combo Paula Powered is making music with the help of a Amiga 1200. They make Low-Fi digital punk with the help of the Octamed Soundstudio tracker. You can listen to the song Vivienne Westwood from the album Live at home on YouTube.
A new version of WinUAE is now available. Changes in this version: Improvement for JIT on/off, A500 reading write-only/non-existing registers, Fast CPU mode audio DMA, chipset emulation, MorphOS file-system, Filter modes in DirectDraw and many general improvements.
Wormik is a simple worm-like game developed by Zbynek Vyskovsky. In the game you must collect food to get points. If you have enough punt you can go to the next level. The interesting part is that you can eat yourself and get points for that, but it will decrease your health.
Scrambly DV is a sliding puzzle game. The player has to rebuild an image that has been split into several tiles by sliding rows or columns horizontally or vertically. The game was released in 2004 and a new version was released in 2011. This version is recompiled against new custom framework.
The 1.7.0 version of AmiKit is now available as a download. A number of errors are removed and the following programs are added: BDSlide 2.5, FourOne visual theme by Ken Lester, CheckSMPrefs, Matrix screen blanker 1.9 and there are updates for the XPK compression libraries.
Rob Cranley releases version 1.2 of his game Atoms-X. Atoms-X is a remake of the old Public Domain game Atoms and is a strategy/action Board Game. Changes in this version: Removed the FPU dependency. Added high resolution (640x480) support for AGA machines. Included new icons and a option to save settings.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Stateline (Complex). Improved: Super Skweek (Loriciel), Gloom (Black Magic), Maniac Mansion, Explora 2 / Chrono Quest 2 (Infomedia/Psygnosis), Black Tiger (Capcom/U.S.Gold), Magic Pockets (Renegade/Bitmap Brothers), Buck Rogers (TSR), 4D Sports Boxing (Mindscape), Deliverance (21st Century), Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (Konami), Minskie - The Abduction (Binary Emotions) and Conquests of Camelot (Sierra).
EvenMore is an text viewer for AmigaOS. The features are proportional font support, multi-coloured text, file conversion plugins, and more. Recent changes: Improvements for the Dir2Text plugin. And for the HTML2Text plugin it is now possible again to do conversions of &# character commands and the trimming of the extra spaces and linefeeds works now as it should.
Petro Tyschtschenko and Patric Klöter started in 2011 on a book about the time that Petro worked for Commodore. The book will be available from June 2014 in the German language and a English translation will follow later. The book has more than a dozen chapters, contemporary documents and many previously unknown photos.
Xump - The Final Run is a multi-platform puzzler made by Retroguru. The original game was released by Psilocybin Development in 2005. This improved version has new graphics, new levels, new music and new options. Features: Joystick, joypad or mouse, 9 audio tracks, 48 levels, high score list and Easter eggs.
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: 22 Years APC&TCP, Magic Pack for printing, Tales of Gorluth - pre-order and start help, Viva Amiga preview, 15th Amiga Meeting October 2014, Classic Computing October 2014, AmigaOS4 Extended Memory Objects and Usertreffen_@botfixer Home.
The complete documentation for the multimedia-oriented programming language Hollywood is now available online. With Hollywood you can create graphical applications very easily. Hollywood is available for AmigaOS 3 / 4, Android, AROS, Linux, Mac OS X, MorphOS, WarpOS and Windows.
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: "follow the path". And miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes.
FlipPaper is a MUI program which will allow you to manage your wallpaper pictures and swap automatically between them periodically. The program is available in the following languages: English, Czech, Spanish, Dutch, Greek, Swedish and German. Recent changes: Selected picture is now always visible in the Workbench drawer. Added a Delete picture menu option and a Send by mail menu option. And a update for the Spanish translation.
880 Gamer is an English pdf magazine for the Amiga user. In this magazine the following items: Remake - Shadow of the beast, Cover Disk - Putty Squad, Game On: Alien Breed, Hybris, Putty Squad, Quick the Thunder Rabbit, Walker and Zany Golf, Bleeding Eyes: 40 and a Blunt, Boom, Energy Bar and State of the Art, Cheat and Talk Back.
The Sakura card is a prototype Fast RAM expansion for the Amiga 600 / 1200. The features are: 4MB Fast RAM. 1.67 MIPS (A1200). SRAM access: 55ns. Very simple installation in PCMCIA slot. Compatible with many accelerators such as the Blizzard 1230/1240/1260, Apollo 1240/1260, ACA 1220/1230/1231/1232. If there are enough pre-orders the production will start in August of 2014.