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    Celebrating our 20th year

    It's starting to come together!

    For now let CTRL-F be your friend!

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    AmigaSource v2.0
    Upgrade Status

    Base Code: 60%
    Admin Portal: 40%
    New Features: 55%
    New Sites Added: 5/4000+ (0%)
    Main Page Sites Added: 30/500+ (6%)
    Sites Re-Validated: 45/1483 (3%)

    9 Jan 2022

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Today I have a brief but exciting update to share. I'm happy to report that AmigaSource v2.0 is past the 50% mark to completion. After 20 years it's finally coming together. At this point feature creep seems to be my biggest fear. Here's a quick overview of where were at.

       - Completed
         - All MENU TABLES and NEWS STORIES are dynamically generated.
         - Main page NEWS STORIES are now displayed (10) per page.
         - All CATEGORY results are displayed (25) per page.
         - WE FINALLY have a working ADMIN page where we can EASILY enter/edit LINKS and NEWS stories in real time.

       - Still left to do before we can relaunch
         - Finish the visitors interface to add/edit links and news stories.
         - Allow visitors to rate links.

       - Possible features to add after the relaunch
         - File and picture section.
         - Simple message board.

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Silence. I guess everyone is still recoveing from the holidays...

      New Links (3) YTD (3)

      • AMigaNG: Welcome. If you're a first time visitor, this site is dedicated to covering all the information on the next generation of Amiga computers and operating systems. With the arrival of the AmigaOne systems, Vampire FPGA boards, AmigaOS PPC & Classic continued to be developed, Aros a Open Source compatible OS, and MorphOS, heavily inspired compatible OS, the future of Amiga has never looked healthier. All these products need a website to report on them and this is just one of the reasons for this site. AmigaNG started way back in February 1999 to cover news on the AmigaMCC (later cancelled), it is now one of the longest running next generation Amiga focus sites on the planet. Its not official and is not sponsored, but is still one of the best places for your source of next generation information of Amiga computing. I hope you enjoy the site.
      • Amiga Lore: Amiga Lore is an updated version of's web portal. It's your gateway to the Amiga world of the Hall of Light, the English Amiga Board, the Amiga Magazine Rack, Amiga Games That Weren't and Amiga Point of View. Powered by the HOL and the AMR!
      • Hall of Light: The Hall Of Light (HOL) is an attempt to catalogue all games that were released commercially for the Commodore Amiga. Most games in the database are of the boxed, commercial variety but there are exceptions: Licenceware games are considered commercial enough to be included. Shareware, freeware and general Public Domain games are generally not present but they may be added if they form a fuller picture of a commercial person or entity. A number of unreleased Amiga games are referenced. The status of these games varies; some exist in a near-complete or demo form while others never progressed beyond the announcement stage. Some Open Source conversions (e.g. Doom) and games playable through interpreters (e.g. ScummVM or Exult) are listed. These are considered 'native' Amiga games. There are no downloads of the games in the database as the HOL is solely concerned with providing information. The HOL is a non-commercial project and does not generate any money.

    1 Jan 22

    Today's Highlights
      - Another year in the bag! All I can wish for is a better 2022!!

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

    29 Dec 21

    Today's Highlights
       - Greetings and salutation everyone. Hope EVERYONE had a safe and Merry Christmas and the rest of your holidays are going well! Fortunately this year is almost over and I know I, for one, will be happy once it's in the books! Fingers crossed that starting 2022 the world can start returning to a state of normalcy. Fingers crossed!

       - While I know this site has been a bit quiet during the holidays, I'm happy to report that work on the new site is progressing quite nicely! My partner has been working on the admin portal and we are now able to easily add/edit links in the main DB which is a BIG plus. The user link portal will come a bit later. Other small features like dynamic formating for link status and dates are being added to make the site a bit more friendly and useful and more CATEGORIES are being added. 20 years ago BLOGS didn't exist or at least back then they were just called WEBSITES. So stay tuned. I'm quite sure the site will be launching sooner than you expect.

       - On the "I'm not quite dead yet" side of the house Hyperion released their first free update of OS 3.2. OS 3.2.1 fixes several bugs and adds a few new features. Also making news a new version of the OS 4.1 Software Development Kit SDK V53.34 can now be downloaded. The best part is we made the front page of Slashdot again!

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - No news from Santa. Maybe Baby New Year will bring us some good news...

      New Links (14) YTD (430)

      • Boing: New French Amiga magazine. {Can't believe I missed this one. It's now added to my Magazine table}
      • MUIbase: MUIbase is a relational, programmable database with graphical user interface for Windows, Mac, Linux and Amiga. MUIbase is a fast and flexible database system. It is targeted for advanced desktop users who want to manage data in a comfortable and powerful way. MUIbase is able to manage any kind of data, e.g. addresses, CD series, movies, photo collections, your family tree, your income and expense, and much more.
      • Get 14-bit Audio On Every Amiga Guide: Stop getting tricked by people! Amiga is not a 16-bit computer. It is a 32-bit computer as AmigaOS is 32-bit. Amiga is not an 8-bit sound computer. It is a 14-bit audio-capable computer which means that all Classic Amiga computers are able to play 14-bit audio. To get 14-bit Audio on any Classic Amiga. You don’t need AHI and you don’t need to hack it. The 14-bit possibility is a feature of the Amiga hardware. So, let’s make a deal? Stop saying that Amiga audio is 8-bit because the true fact is that it is 14-bit. It means that Paula can produce “almost” CD-quality audio. You will also get rid of the Paula noise too.
      • Amiga City: Welcome to Amiga City - the portal for the classic Commodore Amiga personal computer. Community, Downloads, Forums and more.
      • The Commodore Story: Gone But Not Forgotten. From the PET to the Amiga CD32: What links the following? #1: a best-selling home computer, #2: one of the most beloved non-console gaming machines of the 80s and 90s, and #3: the first personal computer to sell over 1 million units. A lot of people over 30 will probably name a Commodore machine as the first computer they ever used, be it a Commodore PET in the late seventies, a VIC-20 or Commodore 64 from the 1980s, or even one of the Amiga line in the early nineties. Some will have played their first game on one or wrote their first program in BASIC, perhaps leading them to a life-long career in the tech industry—I'm one of many who owe a debt of gratitude to the company.
      • Commodore Techtopics Index: The TECHTOPICS BULLETIN has been developed to inform the dealer network about special troubles and corrections to the Commodore Systems. TECHTOPICS will be a monthly bulletin directed to the Service Centers of the dealerships.
      • Commodore A1000 Pictures: {A directory of pics of the A1000}
      • Commodore A2500 Restoration: {Bill Degan documents his restoration of his A2500 w/pics}
      • The Secret Weapons of Commodore: They 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! {One of the BEST site on the web to find out about about the secrets Commodore was working. Highly recommended}
      • Commodore Amiga 2000 Teardown: In 1986-87, Commodore released the Amiga 2000. The machine was technically similar to the Amiga 500, but had a larger case and was designed to be more expandable. Costing around $1,500 (US), the Amiga 2000 was designed to compete with the much more expensive Apple Macintosh II (~$5,500) and IBM PC (~$3,000). Follow along as we crack open the second generation he Amiga 2000--the Amgia B2000-CR. Updated 1/8/2011: Dave Haynie, lead engineer for the Amiga 2000 (B2000-CR), has posted several comments about the Amiga 2000 and his worked on the project in this gallery's discussion forum. I encourage everyone to read his posts. And, I would like to thank Mr. Haynie for taking the time to share his experiences.
      • AmiTube - The first YouTube Client for m68k Amiga: Did you every dream about to watch ordinary YouTube Videos on your classic Amiga? Now it is possible, with AmiTube. You can search by keywords or youtube URLs for your favorite short films then the Server will download them convert to CDXL(32 for OCS Amigas or 255 colors for AGA or RTG Amigas) or MPEG1 (for fast RTG Amigas) then the movie is downloaded to your Amiga where you can use any CDXL/MPEG Player to watch them.
      • AQB: A BASIC Compiler and IDE for Amiga Computers: An experiment in alternate history: what AmigaBASIC could have looked like, had it been developed further tailored to the Amiga OS. What AQB is not: AQB does not try to be a clone of any particular BASIC dialect - neither QuickBASIC, FreeBASIC or VisualBASIC nor any particular Amiga specific BASIC implementation like AmigaBASIC, ACE, HiSoft, GFA, Blitz or AMOS. While it strives to be as compatible as possible with the Microsoft BASIC family of languages (and certainly has many QuickBASIC traits) the primary focus is on the creation of a modern, clean, Amiga OS-compliant, future-proof BASIC that is tailored towards modern Amiga application development. To be more specific, FreeBASIC is the source of many core AQB language constructs (in many respects AQB can be considered a subset of FreeBASIC) with inspiration for Amiga specific commands mainly from AmigaBASIC, ACE and HiSoft. Main target is Amiga OS compliant application development.
      • DvPlayer: DvPlayer is an ongoing project to bring the ultimate multimedia experience to the Amiga computer. It is a unique and Amiga-only multimedia player, developed by Amiga enthusiasts, for Amiga enthusiasts! The current version of DvPlayer requires Enhancer Software V2 and supports the following video formats: MPEG-1/2 video streams, MPEG-1/2 system streams, MPEG audio files, VideoCD and SVCD, DVD Video, AVI files (including OpenDML extensions), ASF/WMV files & AIFF audio files
      • Amiga 500/600/1200 Floppy recap / capacitor list: Floppy drives have an sensor to detect track zero position which tells the drive the positioning of the first track on the disk(hence all tracks). On some drives it is mounted on the same PCB as the capacitors and removing the PCB will dislocate the adjustment for track 0. If the screw holes for the PCB are elongated (thus allowing for adjustment) then there is a good possibility the track zero sensor is on the PCB. One way to determine bad track zero adjustment is by formatting a disk on that device. It will manage to read and write a disk formatted by itself, trying to read a disk written on another known good drive will fail because the track offsets differ. Adjustment of the zero stop should be done using proper equipment and not by trial and error. .. in other words, (TL;DR) do not touch the track zero sensor adjustment 🙂

    15 Dec 21

    Today's Highlights
       - Hello fellow Amiga lovers! My partner is making steady progress on the new site. While it's still not ready for 'beta' testing, I'm happy to report that everything displayed is now fully dynamically generated. No more hard coding the .html files for us! Very nice ;-) The next step is finishing the Admin portal so we can EASILY edit the database instead of using PHPAdmin. I, on the other hand, am still using PHPAdmin to add & verify links to the database. Not fun but it works. I can't wait till my ADMIN LINKS editor is finished!!

       - Since the last time here are a few links & news stories that have caught my eye. The guys over at Apollo are now taking preorders for the Apollo Kraken V4 for the A3000 & 4000! 68080, 512MB, SuperAGA, Audio, 100Mb Ethernet, (2) USB ports, fast IDE (~20MB/sec), Micro SD and few more things. It's a V4 with some added features. Color me excited. My A4000 is currently out of the country being repaired. If it ever gets repaired I look forward to buying one of these for it!

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Maybe this year Santa will bring us some good news under the Christmas Tree...

      New Links (3) YTD (416)

      • Amiga-VideoSlot-RGBtoHDMI: Add pixel-perfect HDMI output to big box Amiga machines with video slots. This project builds on c0pperdragon's Amiga-Digital-Video project, adapted for use in big box Amiga video slots.
      • Forums for MNT: The community forum page for MNT. Makers of the ZZ9900 Video card, ZZ99000CX Denise adapter & ZZ9000AX Audio expansion.
      • close-and-run-amiga68k: Tools for maximizing chip ram when loading Amiga games or applications from floppy on Kickstart 1.3

    11 Dec 21

    Today's Highlights

    UNCW December 2021 Commencement       You did it Babe!
    UNCW December 2021 Commencement      You did it Babe! Masters in Teaching! A++    
    We are all VERY PROUD of you!! You will make a GREAT teacher!

    8 Dec 21

    Today's Highlights
       - Greetings and salutations everyone! Just another quick update. As more of the code on the new site is being written the less updates there will be on this site. Above you may have noticed I have added a crude status report for the new site. I don't know if is even worth it but at least for me it will show progress we are making.

       For the immediate future my primary job will be to begin adding links to the database while my partner will be focusing on the Admin portal. I will start with the links found on the 2017-21 news pages so they will now be found under their respective categories and when using the search function. My secondary job will be to start adding the remaining 4000+ links I have been sitting on for the past 20 years or so. And to speed up the launch of the new site we are going to allow you, the community, to help us re-validate the 1483 links in the current database. Don't worry we will make it easy for you!

       Well that's it for now. And as always... THANK YOU for stopping by!

       Website Progress: Rewrote - Events Calendar. Now Fully Dynamic Code - Top 10+8, Big Shops and Vendors, Service and Repair and Print & Online Magazines.

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Wind blowing through the leaves...

      New Links (8) YTD (412)

      • vasm: vasm is a portable and retargetable assembler to create linkable objects in various formats or absolute code. Multiple CPU-, syntax and output-modules can be selected. Many common directives/pseudo-opcodes are supported (depending on the syntax module) as well as CPU-specific extensions. The assembler supports optimizations (e.g. choosing the shortest possible branch instruction or addressing mode) and relaxations (e.g. converting a branch to an absolute jump when necessary). Most syntax modules support macros, include directives, repetitions, conditional assembly and local symbols.
      • NASA Technical Reports Server - Keyword *AMIGA*: {Did you every wonder if the Amiga was even mentioned in any NASA Technical Service Reports? Well wonder no more!}
      • {Archived} Kipper2k Items for sale: {Kipper2k make quite a few hardware add ons: A500 (1000, 2000) 4MB / 8MB Fast Ram Memory Expansion board With CF Card IDE support, A600 4MB Fastmem board, A600 Vampire 64MB 68020 Accelerator, A600 8MB Fast Ram Memory Expansion board (configurable), A500 CPU Adapter, A1000 CPU Adapter, CF Adapter, Internal, CF Adapter - External, Modded HDMI cable (3feet), HDMI Adapter, ECS Indivision I VGA adapter for the Amiga 600, Custom Length ribbon cable for Indivision I VGA header, Amiga/Atari PSX controller adapter, MKII Indivision custom length cable, A600 Mouse/Joystick Extender & Svideo/Composite Video Adapter. Good historical info}
      • Amiga Reproduction Box Brand New: Amiga reproduction box, these are brand new and designed to be used as box art or to house your Amiga. These are true reproductions of the original boxes created by used when the Amiga was shipped. {Note: This link is for the A1200. The also sell the boxes for the A500, A500+, A600 & CD32}
      • Amiga News Network {ARCHIVED MIRROR}: {This is the link to the archived mirror of one of the GREATEST Amiga news sites ANN.LU (Amiga News Network) It was run by Christian Kemp, who I had the pleasure to meet in the mid 90's when he visited sunny southern California. What a GREAT person! From 31 Jan 2000 to 28 Dec 2006 if something happened in the Amiga community you could find it here. This official archive, hosted on covers the dates form 31 Jan 2000 to 22 Oct 2004.}
      • Amiga News Network {}: {One of the GREATEST Amiga news sites ANN.LU (Amiga News Network) It was run by Christian Kemp, who I had the pleasure to meet in the mid 90's when he visited sunny southern California. What a GREAT person! From 31 Jan 2000 to 28 Dec 2006 if something happened in the Amiga community you could find it here. This archive covers the full date range. 5754 entries.}
      • Amiga Information Center {Russian}: {Daily Amiga news and other links in Russian}
      • HyperCacheAmiga: Source code to the 1980s Amiga product, version dated 1992. A fellow named Matthew Kott reached out and asked me to release the source code to HyperCache if I still had it, so I dug around, and sure enough I did, so I opted to post it here on Github. For various legal and liability reasons, I cannot open-source it at this time, but it's yours to explore and tinker with for nostalgia. If anyone still has Lattice C out there, I'd love to hear if it can still be compiled! If there's sufficient interest, I'll look into the logistics of open-sourcing it. For now, though, it remains (c) 1992 Silicon Prairie Software. Authorship: Primarily Dave Plummer, though it was initially kindled by a sample that I found which showed how to hook the disk driver, and that code likely remains. Also, I ultimately hired someone to work on V2.0 once I got to Microsoft, as I was pretty busy, but now I don't have a name! So some of the code was written by someone else on contract, but I'm still trying to figure out who! Thanks to Matthew for thinking to ask! Dave

    1 Dec 21

    Today's Highlights
    From everyone here at AmigaSource, we wish you and your loved ones all the best for a safe and healthy Holiday Season!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

       - Greetings and salutations everyone! We finally made it to December. 11 down 1 to go. No need to point out that this has been a very tough year for everyone. We at AmigaSource want to wish you, your family and friends good health, prosperity and travels in the comping year. It would be nice if the Amiga's fortunes happen to change for the better too, but I'm not going to take that bet.

       Website Progress: I'm happy to report the test site is now fully functional using the NEW DATABASE and my fellow co-programmer has started coding the new ADMIN CENTER! At this point I just want a basic fully functional site before FEATURE CREEP finds me and decides otherwise.

       In keeping with the holiday spirit I have just site to share. Thanks Cammy! Enjoy!!

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Crickets -- Crickets

      New Links (1) YTD (404)

      • Amiga Christmas Tree: {Cammy} Hi everyone! I would like to announce that I've finished making the Amiga Christmas Tree website for 2021! It's a page where all the Christmas related Amiga games are listed for you to enjoy. I've kept the page simple so it's viewable in IBrowse and AWeb on your Amiga too! :) I will continue to update the website before Christmas Day so if you have any games to add, please contact me either through Facebook or at my e-mail arcadecammy @! Happy Festive Season!

    29 Nov 21

    Today's Highlights
       - Happy Holidays!! Another quick update. Just like the 'Boy who cried Wolf' I don't expect anyone to believe me when I say...


       I know I can't believe it either. So with that said soon I will post some kind of 'status chart' to show how things are progressing. Upon completion the site will look 'almost' the same but behind the scenes I will have a fully functioning Admin Portal and more streamlined code to work with. For you, the user, you will have the ability to add new links and even rate them, add news and calendar events and a few more surprises too.

       For the past 20 years this site has been a labor of love and I promise... It's only going to get better from here! Now if the same could only be said about the Amiga herself....

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Chirp -- Chirp

      New Links (2) YTD (403)

      • Classic AmigaOS Programming : An introduction: 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.
      • AROS (Github): Main AROS repository for active development. Contains the main Operating System components and Build System.

    18 Nov 21

    Today's Highlights
       - Greetings and Salutations everyone! Quick update today. I'm happy to report that my request for assistance has not gone unanswered. One brave and friendly fellow Amiga user has graciously reached out and offered to help me update the site. There will be more to follow in the coming weeks but for the first time in a very long time I feel I can safely say with confidence I think I can start to see the light at the end of the AmigaSource tunnel. will soon be a real 'one stop source' for all level of Amiga lovers to use, enjoy and to help grow. Keep hitting your F5 key!

       - Total number of links added 2021: 401

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - All is quiet on the western front.

      New Links (1)

      • A2088 XT Bridge Board A2088 Upgrades and modifications: {A nice and useful page about the board, various upgrades and modifications.
      • Enable FloppyDriveBridge support (Optional): Amiberry supports Robert Smith's FloppyDriveBridge controller, which allows you to read/write Amiga floppies using supported USB floppy drives. To enable this functionality, besides the actual hardware (supported floppy drive, floppies) Amiberry also needs an external library that includes all the custom logic for operating these drives.
      • A-EON AMIGAONE X5000 Technical Reference Manual: {A-EON AMIGAONE X5000 Technical Reference Manual. Also as a PDF download}.
      • Arduino Amiga Floppy Disk Reader: This project uses an Arduino to interface with a floppy disk drive and communicate with a PC in order to recover the data from any formatted disks. This includes Windows software to copy from and to ADF files. This project is what is behind getting real floppy disks loading in real time into emulators like WinUAE and Amiberry.
      • Commodore Amiga 2000 Teardown: {Tear down of the A2000 with dozens and dozens of pictures!} Updated 1/8/2011: Dave Haynie, lead engineer for the Amiga 2000 (B2000-CR), has posted several comments about the Amiga 2000 and his worked on the project in this gallery's discussion forum. I encourage everyone to read his posts. And, I would like to thank Mr. Haynie for taking the time to share his experiences.
      • Amiga 4000 Daughter Board recreated: This is a recreation of the Amiga 4000 DaughterBoard. I have made it from ground using the A4000 original schematics. It includes all the Zorro slots and also include a VGA 15khz output connector to use with a VGA metal bracket. The ISA ports has been removed from the design. Some new options has beed added on the new version 1.2. This work great on all the Amiga 4000 revisions, except of course the A4000T. If you like the project or want to support it, you can buy me a beer or a KO-FI :)
      • ReAgnus: A drop-in replacement PCB for the Amiga Agnus chip. This is WORK IN PROGRESS and not tested yet. If you generate gerbers and order PCBs from this source you are doing so completely at your own risk!. It is a prototype, treat it as such. Current design is a four layer board designed for soldering Pin headers 1.27 mm pitch 4 x 21 single row right angle, 0.4 mm square pins.
      • Arduino Amiga Floppy Disk Reader/Writer aka DrawBridge: My Aim: In 2017, Create a simple, cheap and open source way to recover and rewrite data from and to an Amiga DD floppy disk from within Windows 10. My Solution: An Arduino sketch + a Windows application that actually works! Why: To preserve data from these disks for the future. Also, a normal PC can't read/write Amiga disks due to the way they are written.
      • The A-EON Amiga X5000: An alternate universe where the Amiga platform never died: The Amiga computer was a legend in its time. Back when the Macintosh had only a monochrome 9-inch screen, and the PC managed just four colors and monotone beeps, the Amiga boasted a 32-bit graphical operating system in full color with stereo-sampled sound and preemptive multitasking. It was like a machine from the future. But the Amiga’s parent company, Commodore, suffered from terminal mismanagement and folded in 1994, just as PCs and Macintoshes were catching up technologically. The platform, like many others before it, seemed to be at an end. So when a brand new Amiga computer arrived at my doorstep in 2017, you can imagine it was quite a surprise. Accordingly, the Amiga X5000 is a curious beast. In some respects, it's more closely related to its predecessors than either modern PCs or Macintoshes. Yet this is a fully current machine capable of taking on modern workloads. How such a device came to be is a fascinating story, but that's not our goal today—let’s dive into what the experience of using the X5000 is like.
      • Amiga Inc. anounnces the AmigaOne ( October 21, 2000, Melbourne, Australia - It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the first new Amiga hardware in over 6 years. The AmigaOne, our first consumer product, will be targeted at the desktop and workstation market. Further products to follow will cover the markets from Personal Digital Assistants and upwards. All these products will run a single piece of software, the revolutionary Amiga Digital Environment (DE). We completed the AmigaOne specification three months ago, and dubbed it the "Zico". It is a specification and not a product because Amiga is a software company, not a hardware manufacturer. The ability of the Amiga DE to host itself on multiple hardware and operating system platforms frees us from hardware dependency and gives our partners and our customers the freedom to chose the hardware that best suits their needs and tastes.
      • Amiga Hardware Reference Manual: The Amiga Technical Reference Series is the official guide to programming Amiga computers. This revised edition of the Amiga Hardware Reference Manual provides detailed information about the Amiga's graphics and audio hardware, and how the Amiga talks to the outside world through peripheral devices. This edition has been updated for version 2.0 of the Amiga operating system and covers the newest Amiga computer systems including the A3000. This book is intended for the following audiences: * Assembly language programmers who need a more direct way of interacting with the Amiga than the routines provided in the system software. * Designers who want to interface new peripherals to the Amiga. * Anyone who wants to know how the Amiga hardware works.
      • Amiga Video to Pi HDMI: The Amiga Video to Pi HDMI is a card designed for the "big box" Amiga video slot. Using a Raspberry Pi Zero, it can convert and output HDMI video from the Amiga native video formats (only OCS modes are supported). Background: Inspiration for this project began when I saw online the open source Amiga-Digital-Video project by c0pperdragon. It would be more convenient to not have to remove the Denise and run a cable to the rear of the chassis when the Amiga 2000, 3000, and 4000 already have a video slot which can be used for this purpose. Intended use: With the Amiga Video to Pi HDMI in your Amiga 2000/3000/4000 video slot, you get a HDMI video port exposed from the rear of the chassis. This video port provides the Amiga's native video in a format that modern monitors and televisions readily support.
      • amiga-pi-to-hdmi: This project implements a board which plugs into a big-box Amiga Video Slot (A2000 or A3000) and uses a Raspberry Pi Zero to process the Amiga video output in realtime to provide HDMI video output for the computer. It also partially works with the A4000, but is limited to 12-bit video (the A4000 chipset supports 24-bit) and only OCS resolution screen modes.
      • AmigaRGBtoHDMI: LinuxJedi's designs for Amiga RGBtoHDMI boards.
      • Amiga Video to Pi HDMI: This project implements a board which plugs into a big-box Amiga Video Slot (A2000, A3000, A4000) and uses a Raspberry Pi Zero to process the Amiga display video in realtime to provide HDMI video output for the computer. The Amiga Video to Pi HDMI is a card designed for the "big box" Amiga video slot. Using a Raspberry Pi Zero, it can convert and output HDMI video from the Amiga native video formats (only OCS modes are supported). The schematic design is based loosely on LinuxJedi's CPLD version of the Denise socket Amiga-Digital-Video module for OCS and ECS Amigas with a 48-pin DIP Denise. It uses software for the Raspberry Pi Zero that is developed by hoglet67's multi-platform vintage hardware RGBtoHDMI project.
      • ARIX: ARIX is a set of libraries inspired by the AmigaOS application interface, placed on top of a linux kernel. The libraries provide basic memory management (allocation, reallocation, filling memory etc), thread and process creation, inter process communication and many more. The ARIX libraries themselves does not depend on any other high-level linux libraries apart from some very low level things, such as /lib/ or the dynamic/static library dependencies introduced by the gcc.
      • Remembering Kiki Stockhammer: Kiki Stockhammer was once one of the most visible people on the internet, and in the video graphics industry. In the early 90's, she worked for a company called NewTek that made in innovative new product called Video Toaster. At the time, this product was designed for use on the Amiga computer, which had better graphics than any other. Video Toaster started the desktop computer video graphics revolution and won an Emmy. In 1994, Kiki and a number of other NewTek employees left and started a new company, Play Incorporated. This company also produced innovative video graphics products (it's technology is used in the new "Star Wars" movies). Kiki Stockhammer was the "face" of Play, Inc., appearing in their ads, and representing them at just about every computer convention and trade show there was. One of the company's products, GlobeCaster, was the worlds first internet TV station-in-a-box, so Kiki began appearing on an internet TV broadcast called "Kiki at Midnight". In 2000, Play Incorporated was bought out, and Kiki disappeared from the Internet and trade show scene, never to be seen again. I have no idea what happened to her, so I set up this page to remember her in pictures.

    10 Nov 21

    Today's Highlights
       - Greetings and Salutations everyone! WOW **A LOT** to cover and not **A LOT** of time to do it so lets get to it!

         - HOLY CRAP... 19 Oct was the sites 20 year anniversary and I have been **SO** busy I totally missed it!

    Happy Belated 20th Birthday AmigaSource!

    (Side note... If there are any web programmers who would like to make a little side cash and help me add a few features to the site PLEASE contact me and I PROMISE to make it worth your while!)

         - Happy 246th USMC. Semper Fi!
         - Two more Amiga events happened: Amiwest 2021 and The Commodore Los Angeles Super Show (CLASS).
         - Total number of links added 2021: 384

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Over a month has passed and only two things to report. In an interesting turn of events Colanto has withdrawn their opposition against Intellivision's Amico and Ben Hermans is once again the director of Hyperion. I'll leave it to the masses to debate whether this news is good or bad but at least something happened!

      New Links (61)

      • Amazingly, New Commercial Amiga Games are Under Development: Mike Bouma (Slashdot reader #85,252) writes: Pixelglass Games and BitBeamCannon are working on new commercial Amiga games. Metro Siege is a 2-player beat 'em up for the Amiga 500 with 1 MB of Ram. You can watch a teaser trailer here. Alarcity is a shoot 'em up for the Amiga 1200 and Amiga CD32. You can watch an earlier campaign trailer here.
      • Pixelglass: Game developers of Worthy, Metro Siege, Alar City, Roar Avenger, Time Gail, Giana Sisters S.E. and Raid over Moscow.
      • BitBeam Cannon: Game developers of Metro Siege, Daemin Claw Origins of Nnar and Cyberjack.
      • AmigaOS Is Still Getting Updates and Upgrades: Mike Bouma (Slashdot reader #85,252) writes: A-EON Technology Ltd has released Enhancer Software Release 2.1 for AmigaOS4.1 FE update 2, which itself was released on 23 December 2020. It's an OS enhancement package with large amounts of updated and upgraded OS components.
      • VIRUS HELP TEAM : We where 5 guys, who earlier worked for Safe Hex International to prevent the spreading of virus on Amiga. But as our policy concerning Amiga antivirus couldn't fit Safe Hex International's policy, we decided to leave and start on a fresh, with our own Virus Help Team, which started on 1 january 1995, and this means that Virus Help Team in Denmark celebrated 25'th anniversary in 2020, so we are here if you have any virus problems.
      • The story of the Commodore Amiga in Pixels: Free PDF download from Retro Fusion Books.
      • A3640 CPU Board 68040: {Some pics and info}.
      • Troika {}: Makers of the Amy 05. A Flex atx form-factor, PowerPC computer system.
      • Troika NG Progress Report: {A good historical thread over at Amigaworld about Troika NG and their Amy 05 motherboard}.
      • Troika Releases Details on New AmigaOS4 Board: A lot of hardware-related news today, but this one will probably mean the most to us alternative OS fans: it seems AmigaOS 4 has found hardware to actually run on. The board will have an IBM 750GL at 800 MHz with 1MB of L2 cache, and will support processors up to 1Ghz. Also: “One of the biggest changes to the Amy05 design from our first released specification is the addition of the AMD Geode CS5536 companion device. For Project Prometheus/Amy’05 this becomes Amy’s Southbridge.” The current board is is a development board, and will be made available in a limited quantity for hardware testing/OS4 development.
      • Welcome to the official website of the UltimatePPC! {}: The UltimatePPC is a multi-function CPU card for the Commodore Amiga 3000 and 4000 series computers and plugs into the CPU slot.
      • UltimatePPC Accelerator for Amiga 3000/4000: It’s not often you hear about new PPC-based accelerators for the Amiga, but today I received an e-mail from an Amiga user in Norway (Mads). He wrote me some words concerning an upcoming PPC-accelerator for the Amiga 3000 and Amiga 4000. Thanks a lot for the information mate. The board is called UltimatePPC and it is a multi-function CPU-card for the Amiga computers mentioned above. It plugs into the CPU slot of the machines. The specifications are very interesting.
      • Z3660: Amiga 4000 CPU accelerator board based on A3660 and Z-turn FPGA board.
      • AmiKut XE for the Raspberry Pi: A modern retro desktop Amiga pre-designed with 400+ AmigaOS3.x apps & games on a bootable all-in-one image to go straight to your own 16GB+ microSD card, USB3 Flash Stick or SSD.
      • {A Greek site for up-to-date Amiga news!}.
      • MintPPC available for AmigaOne X5000: It was just reported that MintPPC is available for Amigaone X5000 users. Have a look here.
      • Hyperion Message Board - MintPPC for the X5000: {A good thread over at the Hyperion Entertainment Message Boards about the MintPPC OS for the X5000
      • Books You Should Read: Bil Herd’s Back Into The Storm: This is the premise behind our Hackaday colleague Bil Herd’s autobiographical chronicle of time in the mid 1980s during which he worked at Commodore, maker of some of the most iconic home computers of the day. We follow him through the three years from 1983 to 1986 as hardware lead on the “TED” series of computers including the Commodore 16 and Plus/4, and then the Commodore 128, a dual-processor powerhouse which was arguably the last of the big-selling 8-bit home computers.
      • Amiga Icon File Format: An unofficial guide to decoding classic Amiga icon images.
      • ReAmiga 3000 (kiCAD): ReAmiga 3000TH by John 'Chucky' Hertell converted to KiCAD .
      • ReAgnus Board (Design Complete): This board is designed to allow me to re-engineer Agnus (cycle exact) and enable us to build Amiga's into the future. It was built out of necessity to get me a 8372AB for my ReA3000. But i should be able to reassign the pins for other Agnus revisions (provided the power pins are always the same). Design is an ICE40HX4K FPGA + Level Shifters. It solders into a PLCC TH socket like Megachip. I'm sure someone will ask why I didn't put ram on here.. Simple. I'm a purist. I want this chip to replace Agnus and nothing else.
      • OpenPCI MultiOS/MultiHardware PCI/AGP Drivers: 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)).
      • DigiBooster 3: DigiBooster 3 is a music tracker. Its history has roots in ancient times of Amiga. Amiga was the first popular computer having stereo PCM audio output. Then it had a potential to be used as a device for making music. This potential has been fully exploited.
      • A\BOX Specifications: {Another 'vaporware' computer design} The heart of the A/BOX is the system controller: CAIPIRINHA.
      • Why Amiga failed: I defiantly celebrated the 25th anniversary of Windows 95 by buying myself an Amiga 500. That relic from 1987 did everything Windows 95 did, and it ran an operating system that first appeared on the market 10 years before Windows 95. It was easily 10 years ahead of its time. But it flopped. Here’s why Amiga failed. There wasn’t any single thing that brought Amiga and its parent company, Commodore, down. If anything, the Amiga is a cautionary tale of how good engineering won’t save you if you get everything else wrong.
      • Pacman 500 & MsPackMan 500: Pacman arcade 1:1 remake attempt for Amiga 500/1200
      • RxEnv Tools for your ARexx development environment: Coding in ARexx on the Amiga can be great fun. It's a quirky little language by modern standards, nevertheless I find it to be a highly enjoyable experience. Still, ARexx was born in 1987, and it lacks many of the comforts we take for granted when working with younger scripting languages. I've always felt that it's suffered greatly from the inability to include other scripts, allowing the programmer to build a small library of functions that can complement the built-ins. I also frequently miss a Read, Eval, Print Loop.
      • Tech Blog – Removing AGA Display Trashes: Many AGA Amiga users have experienced irritating flashing display "trashes" appearing in higher resolution AGA display modes like DblPAL or Multiscan. In general opinion these artifacts are caused by AGA chips overheating, being loaded with larger amount of video data to process. This opinion is so common, that even Jens Schönfeld in user manual for his Indivision AGA scandoubler, recommends attaching a radiator to the Alice chip if trashes appear on the screen. Unfortunately it does not work, as I've learned myself.
      • How the Amiga could have lived to age 30 and beyond: It was 30 years ago this week that Commodore released its landmark, long-time-coming Amiga 1000 computer–the first 1990s computer in a field full of 1970s retreads. Yes, it was a 1990s computer in 1985. It had color and sound built in, not as expensive, clunky, hard-to-configure add-ons. It could address up to 8 megabytes of memory, though it ran admirably on a mere 512 kilobytes. Most importantly, it had fully pre-emptive multitasking, something that previously only existed in commercial workstations that cost five figures. It was so revolutionary that even NBC is acknowledging the anniversary. Being a decade or so ahead of its time was only the beginning of its problems, unfortunately.
      • 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.
      • MediaVault: MediaVault is an open source desktop application, for AmigaOS 4, which can be used to discover online radio stations.
      • Deniser - Amiga Denise chip replacement: Deniser is a drop-in replacement for the Amiga computer Denise chip. This repository contains board design files, FPGA logic source code and synthesis scripts. The idea is to make the material available for anyone to build and program the board for use as a Denise chip replacement.
      • Should the Amiga be revived?: Every few years, we hear a story in the tech news about how some company is going to resurrect the Amiga computer, and I always have mixed feelings when this happens.
      • Interview with Carl Sassenrath: To celebrate the 1000th article of Obligement, Carl Sassenrath returns through this long interview on its origins at Amiga Inc. in the 1980's (Manager of AmigaOS and Amiga CDTV system development, among others), the bankruptcy of Commodore, its passages at Apple Computer and Viscorp, Amiga NG, or on its new revolutionary language REBOL. A great name of Silicon Valley !
      • The Double Life of Dave Haynie—A Rajant Engineer and Commodore Legend: In celebration of the Commodore 64’s 38th anniversary, a tale needs to be told about a Rajant prodigy who also happens to be a Commodore superstar.
      • Amiga QuickBasic Compiler: An experiment in alternate history: what AmigaBASIC could have looked like, had it been developed further tailored to the Amiga OS. What AQB is not: AQB does not try to be a clone of any particular BASIC dialect - neither QuickBASIC, FreeBASIC or VisualBASIC nor any particular Amiga specific BASIC implementation like AmigaBASIC, ACE, HiSoft, GFA, Blitz or AMOS. While it strives to be as compatible as possible with the Microsoft BASIC family of languages (and certainly has many QuickBASIC traits) the primary focus is on the creation of a modern, clean, Amiga OS-compliant, future-proof BASIC that is tailored towards modern Amiga application development.
      • Amiga Networking Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Part 1/2: Current version 2.1 (supersedes all previous versions real or imaginary) Date 12/15/96. The primary purpose of a FAQ is to preserve network bandwidth by answering Frequently Asked Questions. A FAQ's second purpose is to provide an altruistic public service to users and vendors.
      • Amiga Networking Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Part 2/2: Current version 2.1 (supersedes all previous versions real or imaginary) Date 12/15/96. The primary purpose of a FAQ is to preserve network bandwidth by answering Frequently Asked Questions. A FAQ's second purpose is to provide an altruistic public service to users and vendors.
      • Welcome to, a dedicated collection to the Amiga video memory! Over 160+ hours for your viewing pleasure!
      • Amiga Report Magazine: Amiga Report Magazine was published between March 1993 and April 1998. As one of the first regularly-published online magazines, it broke new ground for the information revolution to come in the Internet age. Amiga Report published over 100 issues, overseen by three editors. The first, Robert Glover, modeled the publication after the long-running Atari-focused STReport, and quickly migrated the magazine from a text format to the pioneering AmigaGuide hypertext language. As Commodore struggled and the Amiga commercial market deteriorated in early 1994, Glover handed off the magazine to assistant editor Robert Niles. Niles, along with regular contributor Jason Compton, used Amiga Report as a platform to update Amiga users on the Commodore bankruptcy proceedings. Compton became the third and final editor in late 1994.
      • HippoPlayer: HippoPlayer is a music player for macOS, Windows and Linux that mostly focuses on music made for systems such as Amiga, C64, and gaming systems. While HippoPlayer supports MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, etc it's not the main target. The original HippoPlayer is something I used a lot when I had my Amiga. Over many years I tried various players and while some of them hold up none of them has been what I been looking for. Before starting this project I looked around quite a bit for alternatives and nothing really fit the bill.
      • Amiga Boot-up Screen Colors and System Error Checklist: When you boot up your Amiga you are always greeted with a series of flashing screen colors. On most days the screen will change from dark gray to a couple lighter shades then white before marching on. On bad days, it flicks over to an actual color of the rainbow, each with its own heart-stopping meaning. What do those colors mean? And what is the Amiga doing during the boot-up process in the first place? The following is a collection of ancient and excellent information compiled from various sources.
      • AmigaGuide: AmigaGuide is a mark-up language for hypertext documents, introduced by Commodore International in 1992 as part of Workbench 2.1 and later extended in Workbench 3.0 and 3.1. This article describes the AmigaGuide format and provides a complete list of its commands.
      • Ambermoon: Resources for the incredible Amiga game Ambermoon. This repository should serve as a place where resources and information about Ambermoon can be stored.
      • Amiga Machine Code Course: Here you’ll find my complete set of posts covering the Amiga Machine Code course.
      • AmigaOS Versions: The version number reflects a revision of the system software. The chart below lists the specific AmigaOS release versions that system libraries versions correspond to.
      • A1000 Rejuvenator: This project aims to re-create the original Rejuvenator, and eventually improve on the original design. Schematics and board artwork are complete, and have been fabricated and tested. Several design errors on the original Rejuvenator which required bodge wires and trace cuts to rectify have been identified and eliminated in the new design.
      • GimpILBM: A GIMP plugin for importing/exporting IFF-ILBM.
      • CARLSEN ELECTRONICS: This site is dedicated to users of 8 bit Commodore Computer hardware. I had been doing consumer electronics repair work since 1964. I retired from my "day" job as a repair tech at the University of Washington in Seattle back in 2009 and likewise don't do consumer electronics repairs at home any longer... except for Commodore and related 8 bit computer hardware such as the C64 and C128 series and their peripherals. I don't repair the Amiga line or the PETs but I do make a replacement power supply for the Amiga A500, A600 and A1200 in addition to ones for the CBM C64, C128, VIC20E (early) and VIC20CR (late) and Plus/4 computers. {Ray Carlsen is a LEGEND!}
      • Pictures of the Amiga Ranger (what should of been the Amiga 2000): {Chris Collins has a posted a photo album of 22 pictures of the Amiga Ranger Prototype.}
      • Pictures of the Amiga 1K prototype: {Chris Collins has a posted a photo album of 26 pictures of the Amiga 1K prototype.}
      • Pictures from the Amiga 30th Celebration: {Chris Collins has a posted a photo album of 399 pictures from the Amiga 30th celebration held at the Computer History Museum in Mountainview, CA in 2015.}
      • Pictures of SACC 2015: {Chris Collins has a posted a photo album of 22 pictures of SACC 2015.}
      • Pictures from RJ Mical 0x3c Birthday: {Chris Collins has a posted a photo album of 269 pictures from RJ Mical 0x3c Birthday.} Robert J Mical doesn't do a little party he has a weekend party for his 0x3c birthday.
      • Rare and Prototype Amiga Items: {Chris Collins has a posted a photo album of 81 pictures of rare and prototype Amiga items.}
      • Md2Guide: This is a simple program that converts a directory of markdown files (.md) to an AmigaGuide file. Amiga2Markdown requires .NET Core 3.1 runtimes, so runs on Windows, Linux and MacOS. It is launched through the console.
      • Project SonnetAmiga: This project is an attempt at reimplementation of WarpOS for Sonnet Crescendo 7200 and other PPC PCI cards. The main part of the project is a library, which aims at API and ABI compatibility with WarpOS powerpc.library. This project is in a beta stage of development.
      • Project ReWarp: This project is a reimplementation of WarpOS for AmigaOS 4 (work in progress). It's aim is to support all the current flavors of machines running AmigaOS 4 including the X5000. At this moment 95% of all WarpOS functions are implemented.
      • Welcome to On this page I present my projects. All of them were created using the Hollywood programming language. Accordingly some Hollywood-plugins are, if not included, required to run these tools. These can be downloaded on the Hollywood homepage. {here you can find ModExplorer, AmiBrixx, ArtBase, ComicOn, LookingForXmas and V-Trainer.}
      • A2000 Serotina Mechanical Keyboard: The A2000 Serotina Keyboard is a build it yourself Open Source Hardware Mechanical Keyboard for the Amiga A2000 and A3000 computers. Features are: Uses standard PC keyboard parts, case + keycaps, Allows the use of the WASD keycap printing service for Amiga specific keycaps, All soldering is Through Hole - no SMD soldering required, No original A2000 keyboard parts required, All electronic components are still available to buy {and MORE!}
      • Guru Meditation Errors - How to Read Them: Transcribed from an old document. Author and year unknown. Stamped by "Megadisc", a small Australian magazine-on-a-disc. It's not always obvious why your Amiga guru's. With the codes below, you can break the meaning down to its basic components and get to the bottom of things.

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