WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Turrican Music-Show (Spreadpoint), Music Rip 3 (Spreadpoint), Cracker Journal 13 (Alpha Flight), 4th Dimension 3 (Cryptoburners), Hallucinations and Dreams Preview (Katharsis), Alchemy (Rage), Bandit's Radio (Mad Elks), Megademo (Katharsis) and Epilepsia 1 & 2 (Amnesia). Improved: Scene Talk 1, 2 & 3, Megademo (Katharsis) and Cracker Journal 4 & 12.
AmiMag is a French pdf magazine for the Amiga user. In this edition: News, Amiga facing the PSX and Saturn, The Walker, Learn to master Wordsworth, Uropa2, Max games Public Domain, The Pin-Up and a comic.
This is a new version of the program that was made for Amiga OS 3 by Thore Boeckelmann. The supported formats are: adf, adz, bin, ccd, cso, cpr, cue, d64, daa, dax, dmg, dms, dsk, flac, g64, gi, hdf, img, ipf, iso, isz, mdf, mds, nrg, raw, sad, toast, uif, vdi, vmdk, wv and xiso. Recent updates: Improved MDS plugin and Italian catalog. Newer MDS files and improvements for the MDS_OpenImage() function.
HunoPPC made an AmigaOS 4.1 version of FB Alpha, the arcade emulator. The following hardware platform are supported: Capcom CPS-1, 2 &3, Cave, Data East DEC-0, DEC-8 & DECO IC16, Galaxian, Irem M62, M63, M72, M90 & M92, Kaneko 16, Konami, Neo-Geo, Pacman, PGM, Psikyo 68EC020 & SH-2, Sega System 1, 16 & 18, X-Board, Y-Board, Toaplan, Taito F2, X, Z and others.
RetroGameModz has made a video about the modification of an Amiga CD-32. The modification is an RGB connector at the back-side. During the modification RetroGameModz discovered a few defective capacitors. In the video you can follow the whole repair and the modification.
All videos from RetroGameModz.
All videos from RetroGameModz.
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. The new programs are: Charmap, Prepcard+, Ned and Freewheel. And there are updates for HardWiz, icon.library, pfs3aio, HDToolBox, WhichAmiga and EnvHandler.
Smokin' Guns is a first-person shooter in the Old West. This game is converted to the Amiga, included weapons created with historically correct information about damage, rate of fire, reload time, etc. Requirements: Fast CPU, 1GB RAM and Warp3D with 128MB RAM.
Lemming880 made a new game for the Commodore Amiga. The game is a platform game and is made in Backbone. An Amiga A1200 or higher is recommended, but it will work on a A500 at a slower speed. In the game you must collect all coins, kill the enemy and eliminate the boss!
The Youtube video of Boxx
The Youtube video of Boxx
NetSurf is a small but fast web browser for Amiga, RISC OS and Linux. NetSurf supports HTML and CSS: A few examples of the changes in this version are: Added resizeable windows, Internal font scaling, Mobile mode option and a disk cache function.
Ed Mackey and Al Mackey released the full version of the game MegaBall for the Amiga as freeware, included the source code. MegaBall is a breakout-style game and it was one of the best ShareWare games for the Amiga. The original ADF images are available for the installation of the game.
The source code for MegaBall.
The source code for MegaBall.
Amiga mixer is a program for the Amiga that can control your audio. It supports many soundcards: SBLive/SBAudigy, FM801, Envy24HT, Solo-1 and many others. Changes in this version: IDT92HD700/X1000 support, improvements for X1000's hdaudio.audio V6.22, added SOUNDCARD tooltype/arg, German and French language.
Dan Wood made a video of the Gotek floppy emulator. This floppy emulator uses a USB stick to read diskettes files and is compatible with Amiga computers. In the video Dan explains how to use the system and tells about the firmware change that makes the Gotex system compatible with an Amiga.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Cracker Journal 3-12 (Alpha Flight), Zine 1-11 (Brainstorm), Grapevine 5-21 (LSD), Vectordemo (Vector all Times) and Apocalypse (Gods). Improved: Player Manager (Anco), Megademo (Dragons) and Analogia (Analog).
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: Bad Trip - Action Stations, Vision Factory - Hunter Killer, Oracle - Grand National and Possessed - VIZ.
A new edition of the English and German Amiga magazine Amiga Future has been released. In this edition: Editorial, News, Reviews: Chaos Guns, Icaros Desktop 2.0, X-Surf 100, Pipe Mania, Erben der Erde, SS VoidBlast, Tales of Gorluth, Donkey Downfall, Xump, Goatlizard DX, MorphOS 3.6, AmiKit 1.7, MPlayer, WinZoom, Petros memories. Special: Demoscene, Emulation, Classic thoughts (17) Oxxi Inc. Workshops: Programming with AmigaOS4 (8). Interviews: Pascal Pappara.
NetSurf is a small but fast web browser for Amiga, RISC OS and Linux. NetSurf supports HTML and CSS: A few examples of the changes in this version are: In this version many small errors are repaired. There is a new disc cache feature and the support for CSS3 has been extended.
Sysmon is a system monitor for AmigaOS 4 made by Guillaume Boesel. Recent changes: Added an Application tab, AUTOAPPLICATION, REGAPP_UniqueApplication, mini Assign manager, Unlock and SMART state device. Improvements for the RageMem and SDLBench results.
FastView is a MUI program which allows you to show your pictures by selecting files or drawer with right mouse button or by drag and drop. Recent changes: Ringhio notification, APPLIBMT_ToFront, APPLIBMT_Quit, APPLIBMT_ForceQuit, APPLIBMT_Hide, APPLIBMT_Unhide, MutexObtain(), MutexRelease(). Improvements for DSI and YAM.
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Dr. Vector, MorphOS 3.7, Amiga Meeting, CD32-Expansions: Hermes, WinUAE with PPC emulator, Individual Computers new web page, Tales of Gorluth, Alinea Nerd articles, KeHo, Home automation with the Amiga, Photos of GamesCom 2014, Petro's book, Blue Metal Rose, Return Magazin, VzEkC e.V., Radio Paralax, Retrohunter, Chris Hülsbeck and MIGs Yesterchips.
880 Gamer is a English pdf magazine for the Amiga user. In this magazine the following articles: News, Cover Disk, Game On: Marble Madness, Pinball Dreams, Speedball, Rollerball, RBI Baseball and Vectorball, Bleeding Eyes: Boing, Jesus on E's and RSI MegaDemo, Cheat and Talk Back.
Mfilos is working on his X500. The X500 is a retro looking computer case designed by Loriano Pagni. The X500 makes it possible to built a modern PC with the looks of the Amiga 500 computers. On Mfilos blog you can see how he built his system, including the Amiga keys on the keyboard.
Paolo Besser announces the Icaros Desktop 2.0. The official release will be in a few months but you can already see new screenshots on the Icaros web page. New in this version: TLSF memory manager, an improved SDK, better M68K support, DirectoryOpus 5 Magellan and much more.
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.