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  • LATEST
    Celebrating our 22nd year

    It's starting to come together!

    For now let CTRL-F be your friend!

    Previous Years
    2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 Older



    24 Feb 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Back from the off cycle update. I don't know if anyone found that 'Big Old List of Chips' useful for I for one think it's at least pretty complete. I think I'm going to start working on my next project. The 'Big Old List of Every Amiga Chip and their Version/Revisions. Plan of that one to be completed by 2034.. ha ha.

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • New Event: Flashback Symposium #01 is the first event laying the groundwork for further events of this kind. The venue is relatively centrally located in Germany, making it accessible to as many vintage computing enthusiasts as possible. In the coming weeks, there will be more information about the program and a schedule. The Flashback Symposium is platform-agnostic, bridging the gap between demo parties, user meetings, and digital holiday camp. The goal is to spend 3 days seeing as many familiar faces as possible, forging new friendships, in a relaxed, entertaining, and familial atmosphere. Held in Jößnitz, DE.
    • New Event: Alternatives Computer Meeting 2024 is the 10th get together for this group supporting retro/older systems. Held in Dorfgemeinschaftshaus Flechtorf bei Wolfsburg, DE.
    • New Repair Shop: RetroSix Repairs, mods and upgrades. Located 9D Millrise Road. Stoke-on-Trent. ST2 7BN in the UK.
    • New issue: Amiga Addict #27 has been published
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Let me to check the teletype....
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (15) YTD (105)

      • Amiga Keyboard USB Adapter: This adapter converts original Amiga keyboard’s to become a standard PC USB keyboard, this makes it easy to install into a case if building an emulated system based on Emulation such as WinUAE, Amibian or an A500 Mini, Raspberry Pi, Mister, Android Box or a PC
      • Gotek Rotary Encoder Install for FDD-UDD U144K / ELS34E: The U144k Gotek pcb does not havy any connections on a header like the standard board, but you can solder the correct connections directly onto the Microcontroller if you have a steady hand
      • Guide to using Greaseweazle Floppy Disk Hardware Kit: This guide shows how to install Greaseweazle software with an easy to use graphic user interface on your windows PC, first download the main Greaseweazle Host Tools archive and the GUI Menu from the links below.
      • USE Real floppy disks in WinUAE with FloppyBridge or GreaseWeazle: Floppybridge is a plugin by Rob Smith that allows owners of a Drawbridge, Greaseweazle or Supercard Pro USB disk controller’s to use real amiga floppy disks on a PC
      • % Most Influential Commodore Amiga Programs: Programs come and go. They’ll get updated, see revisions, and eventually may end up being discontinued entirely. And given how long Commodore Amiga has been around, there are plenty of programs that once saw the limelight on our favorite computer platform, but have since fallen out of favor. Lets take a trip down memory lane with these beloved but forgotten Commodore Amiga programs.
      • Modding the Amiga boot hand: {how to change the Amiga animated insert disk' image}
      • Amiga pixel art: I remember Amiga games looked pretty great back in the day. Some still do, if seen on real hardware. Pixel artists adapted their art for an environment with specific video out signal processing, CRT scanlines, gamma and ghosting. Using an emulator, certain scroll text movements, copper gradients, or frame flicker tricks will look harsh and skippy. The gamma might be way off, judging by the peculiar black-points I'm seeing coming out of a lot of emulated old hardware, in particular MAME.
      • Amiga HDD project: It was time to say hello to my dusty yellowed friend and see if I could open it up and salvage the HDD. Well, not quite what I expected to find. It's either 60 or 80 megabytes, Conner. Metal cradle looks clamped onto board, but I was able to just pull it out.
      • Amiga cleaning time: The midsummer night's sun beckoned -- "Take out your Amiga 500 and check for battery leak damage. Do it now." So I did. I covered up the top of the case in this photo to cover a rather diverse gathering of filth. {...} Oh, there you are you leaking bastard, pissing all over my expansion memory.
      • topaz-unicode: A version of the Amiga 500 "Topaz" font updated for the 21st century. {...} As a monospaced font, it'd be great for use in modern terminals, except for a couple of problems {...} This project attempts to solve both these problems.
      • Amig400 (Amiga) Raspberry pi (UPDATED) amiga, 500, 600, 1200, : The Amig400 (235 X 235 Bed) is a case for the pi keyboard or pi 400. raspberry pi 4 (with pi keyboard) or pi 400
      • nPiStorm - The evolution of an open source Amiga acceleratorame: PiStorm is a community driven project which aims to provide a cheap accelerator solution for your Amiga using an off-the-shelf Raspberry Pi. In this talk I will be covering: What the PiStorm really is, both as hardware and a community, {and more}
      • PiStorm turbocharges vintage Amigas with the Raspberry Pi: Who needs the present when you can relive the '80s at warp speed? FOSDEM 2024 The PiStorm is an ingenious way to make real vintage Commodore Amiga hardware not only run again, but do it over three orders of magnitude faster – using cheap, open source hardware and software.
      • Assassin Disk Download: This page contains links to our Assassins PD Compilation Disk collection.
      • QEMU: QEMU main repository. QEMU is a generic and open source machine & userspace emulator and virtualizer.

    20 Feb 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Quick update today. For everyone's enjoyment I just added a page that attempts to list *EVERY* Custom Amiga Chip and Chipset ever made. Behold the Big Old List of *EVERY* Custom Amiga Chip and Chipset Name I Could Find.


    Big Old List of Chips...

      For some of the more obscure chips, such as MONICA, I could only find one or two bits of information. For others, like ECS, there were HUNDREDS.

    And YES I KNOW THERE ARE ERRORS!!

      But fortunately to the right of every entry is a comment button. I will be more than happy to update this WORK IN PROGRESS. Enjoy!


    17 Feb 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Another week has passed without anything exciting happening. Well that's not exactly true but you know what I mean... But at least we have more links to enjoy!

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • The Roadshow TCP/IP stack was updated. Good job to everyone involved!
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Anyone taking bets on when the next REAL bit of news will happen?
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (15) YTD (90)

      • Toaster 2000 Flyer Ribbon cable pinout needed": {Thread @ Amiga.org discussing the pinout for a Video Toaster Flyer 2000 ribbon cable}
      • BestClassicWB v2.0 for OS3.2 : BestClassicWB v2.0.4 is an expansion pack that aims to bring the ClassicWB look to OS3.2.1. It adds the GlowIcons found in ClassicWB, as well as some extra programs, tools, utilities, and datatypes. It is suitable for 020+ and AGA chipset (or similar UAE setup). You'll need a clean OS3.2.1 installation, after extracting the .lha file double click the BCWB icon to start.
      • How to mount ADF file": {Thread @ frum.amiga.sk amikit support forum on how to mount a ADF}
      • Ultimate AMOS: The complete guide to games programming with AMOS: The Amiga too has its own standard BASIC. In the early days it was the universally disliked AmigaBASIC. This disappeared from Amiga packs, and was not replaced by Commodore. At the same time, a new type of program appeared. AMOS was BASIC-based, but utilised the Amiga’s own custom hardware to provide a programming language which was not only easy to learn and understand, but extremely powerful too. AMOS has come to be accepted as the Amiga’s ‘standard’ BASIC. Although it can be used to program just about any application under the sun, its main strength (and the reason for its huge popularity) is its abilities as a games creator. The results can be stunning.
      • wxWidgets-AOS: AmigaOS port: wxWidgets is a free C++ framework to facilitates cross platform software development. wxWidget-AOS is the port of the official wxWidgets on AmigaOS compatible platforms as Classic, AmigaOS4 or MorphOS, and theirs respective native s UIs.
      • Porting to AmigaOS4 thread": {Thread @ Amigans about porting to AOS4}
      • How Doom didn't kill the Amiga: A detailed account of the rise and fall of an Amiga zealot
      • How to cross-compile for AROS on Windows 10 / 11 with WSL2: Cross-compiling is the process of developing software on one system that is intended to run on another system. You can compile software for AROS using an AROS port hosted on Linux. Under Windows, this is possible using WSL2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux 2).
      • Viewing Amiga images on a DOS PC without conversion? Let's find out how!: Young Topaz has an IFF ILBM image he wants to show his dad, but his dad’s on his PC. Learn about what it takes to write a simple IFF ILBM reader for DOS.
      • "ILBM" IFF Interleaved Bitmap: {The official document from January 17, 1986 by Jerry Morrison, Electronic Arts about the "EA IFF 85" Electronic Arts' standard for interchange format files. "ILBM"}
      • The Amiga: Meet Agnus, the Fastest, Mathiest Painter: Painting a reproduction from life is a challenge. At least, it is for me. It gets even harder when you’re trying to paint from life and combine in additional elements to the piece. It makes it even harder when you need to do this at least 30 times a second. It gets even harder when you’re a silicon chip and you can’t even hold a paintbrush! One of the great things about the custom chipset in the original Amigas (the Original Chip Set, or OCS, and the Enhanced Chip Set, or ECS) are the tools they have to do 2D graphics very, very well. Agnus, the controller of Chip RAM, comes equipped with a tool called a blitter, whose purpose is to copy big blocks of memory around in Chip RAM very quickly.
      • The Amiga: What the heck is NoFastMem?: The Amiga was a marvel of computing at release, with a custom set of processor chips that took over audio, video, and I/O from the CPU, allowing the computer to do so much more than other machines of the era. These custom chips - Agnus, Denise, and Paula - made the Amiga the Amiga, and when the Amiga first came out, all of the RAM in the machine was made accessible to them, to really show off the machine’s potential. The RAM these custom chips had access to was called Chip RAM, ‘cause the custom chip Agnus, and not the CPU, managed access to that memory. My first real computer, an Amiga 500, came with 512KB of Chip RAM. Back then, this was a lot, but, as with all things computers, memory needs steadily grew, and the 512KB it was released with in 1987 quickly became insufficient.
      • Amiga Copper Demo and Module Music Video: While researching a future post about the Copper functionality of the Amiga’s Agnus custom chip, I decided to really dig in and figure out how the Copper worked and how you would write some of the bare metal custom chip code. The process of making this video made me realize I need to do a few other posts before I can do one about the Copper, as there are a lot of prerequisites to understand it, at least at the level I am now able to understand it at. I also wanted to showcase a lot of the kind of music the Amiga was known for, module music made on music trackers.
      • TURRAN FTP: The Ultimate Retro Repository for Amiga Nuts
      • USE Real floppy disks in WinUAE with FloppyBridge or GreaseWeazle: Floppybridge is a plugin by Rob Smith that allows owners of a Drawbridge, Greaseweazle or Supercard Pro USB disk controller’s to use real amiga floppy disks on a PC

    9 Feb 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Another small site update but the links are still coming! On the plus side it is nice to see the issues with AmiUpdate being addressed in a very timely manner. Thank you to everyone involved.

      - While the TABOR is still a mystery, recently Eldee Stephens (Eliyahu) updated his A1222 Guide. An ABSOLUTE MUST READ if you want to know virtually everything about the 'little computer that could'.

      On that note I just checked and saw I placed my order back in 18 Jan 2020. Holy CRAP I can't believe I've been waiting over 4 years ago for this computer to ship. Other than the 'red box of goodies' that arrived over two years later on 31 Jan 2022, I have yet to received any other official word. I guess I just have to keep waiting 'two more weeks'...

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Ring.... Ring.... Ring.... Ring.... Ring.... Ring....
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (16) YTD (75)

      • A2320 "Amber" Reference: The A2320 is a video deinterlacer board originally designed for the A2000. It is essentially the motherboard deinterlacer circuitry from the A3000 on a board. Based on the Amber chip used in the A3000, the board is often referred to as the Amber board. Physically, the board is built to fit into the video slot of an A2000. Electronically, it works fine in an A4000.
      • Amiga Reference Books: This is a list of all known publications/books relating to the Commodore Amiga. This list has been created as a reference for the classicamiga project Amiga Reference Book Library Archive(ARBLA). The aim of this project is to create a central online resource of Amiga Reference Books/Manuals/Publications in PDF format. Once permission is granted for classicamiga to host each book in PDF format as part of the ARBLA project it will be scanned in and converted into a PDF version. A copyright/permission disclaimer from the original publisher/author of each publication will be included with each PDF before they can be allowed to be uploaded and published on ARBLA.
      • Commodore Books: {Various Commodore and Amiga Manuals}
      • The Amiga Guru, ROM Wack & SAD: Almost everyone who has used an Amiga has seen the flashing red box on a black background, with some cryptic text, and known that whatever they were doing is now gone. This was shown when the computer experienced an error that it could not recover from (crashed to use the more common terminology), and the cryptic text gave an idea of what had gone wrong. Most people just pressed the left mouse button, which would then restart the machine, and go back to whatever they were doing, often cursing the guru.
      • You Can Now Bootstrap Your Amiga Without A Floppy With This One Weird Trick: Traditionally, most Amigas were intended to boot from a floppy disk. . An Amiga can readily make its own boot floppy, but only once it’s already booted up. If you don’t have a floppy ready to go, you’re out of luck, as PCs can’t readily make them for Amigas. [Roc] whipped up the amigaXfer bootstrapping method to solve this very problem.
      • AMIUPDATE - AmigaOS Update Server Administration: Public updates released since AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition
      • pciutils: What's that? The PCI Utilities package contains a library for portable access to PCI bus configuration registers and several utilities based on this library.
      • HOW TO MAKE AN AMIGAOS 4 BOOTABLE USB KEY / SD CARD FOR SAM4x0: {Directly from ACube a guide for setting up a bootable USB/SD card.
      • Summary of the Year 2023 from the perspective of an AmigaOS 4 user: {Polish translated: Mufa's review of the Amiga in 2023}
      • Commodore CDTV: Despite being essentially boring technology (ooo, I can just tell some people aren’t going to like that one), CD applications are taking off. First there’s Kodak’s PhotoCD system for storing pictures, and now along comes Commodore with CDTV. CDTV is interesting because it’s basically a wolf in sheep’s clothing, or this case, a computer in CD’s clothing.
      • Community: The AmigaOS community is one of the oldest and most dedicated. The loyalty of this community is one of the reasons that AmigaOS still exists today and continues to be actively supported and developed. The community has expanded worldwide, featuring users from various cultures and with different experiences. But they all have something in common, they continue to enjoy using AmigaOS daily. The following list contains some of the community websites around the world that are available to visit.
      • User Groups: {listing of User Groups from AmigaOS.net}
      • PiStorm: The PiStorm itself is an adapter board intended to be paired with a Raspberry Pi Model 3A+. It goes in the DIP socket on and acts in place of the CPU, but functionality can be extended beyond simple CPU emulation.
      • PiStorm: There's a Discord server dedicated to PiStorm discussion and development, which you can join through this handy invite link
      • Tiny Aros: {A smaller version of AROS which doesn't include the developer software.}
      • Well-known Secrets of AmigaDOS: This is a quick look at a few of these interesting features, some more obscure than others, but all of them decidedly useful. Most of them only apply to versions 2.x and/or 3.x of the OS. With that said, let's dive right in!

    2 Feb 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! I can't believe January is already over. One down eleven more to go. At least we still have over 330 more days for something interesting to happen... Maybe a true winner emerges and has full control over the operating system... New Amiga systems that can run 3.x or 4.x right out of the box is produced... Or some rich philanthropist takes pity on us, buys everything, appoints a new CEO, steering committee, Chief of Hardware and Operating System design and FINALLY presents us with a road map to sanity and happiness with our little computer that could... ;-)

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Still nothing... Does anyone even care anymore? I know I STILL do!!
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (15) YTD (59)

      • Amiga power supply guide: This document details how to diagnose and replace a faulty power supply on the Amiga range of computers. Options for replacement using either an ATX PSU or smaller, compatible switch mode supplies are presented the reader.
      • c64psu.com: COMMODORE C64 PSU AMIGA PSU ATARI PSU ZX SPECTRUM PSU. New, TOP quality, reliable power supplies for vintage computers. C64, C64C, C64E, C128, VIC-20, Amiga 500, 600, 1200, Atari 520ST, 260ST & ZX Spectrum +2/+3 (A/B)
      • Developer AmigaOS 3: The one-stop website for AmigaOS3 developers. {Articles:} Recommended reading for the Amiga Developer, NDK Setup for the SAS/C compiler & NDK Setup for the VBCC Compiler.
      • Tech Blog – Native GCC Pack: In the old good times installation of GCC compiler on Amiga was not an easy task. Now GCC Pack makes it easy with Installer script. It installs native (both hosted on and targetted to m68k-amigaos architecture) GCC 2.95.3. Then it integrates it with AmigaOS 3.2 NDK.
      • Amiga + Unix = AMIX : So, what is it? Well, according to lore, the Amiga engineers at Commodore were very interested in the Unix operating system(s), and wanted to bring it to their own machines. Unfortunately, the Motorola 68000 CPU in the Amiga was deemed insufficient, as it lacked the sophisticated MMU required. This, in turn, led to the creation by Commodore of the Amiga A2630 CPU accelerator which contained a 68030 processor and mmu. And this, in turn, led to the creation of the Amiga 2500UX, which is basically an Amiga 2000 with the aforementioned A2630 card and an A2091 SCSI hard drive card with a hard drive containing AMIX.
      • Attack of the Mouse Clones: Let me introduce you to the Commodore 1350, Commodore 1351, and the Commodore 1352, also known as the Amiga "Tank" Mouse. The big question: If you get handed one of these things, how do you tell them apart?
      • AmiSSL OpenSSL Cryptography and SSL/TSL Toolkit for Amiga: AmiSSL is a port of OpenSSL for AmigaOS. It is a shared library that allows developers to easily add SSL/TLS/HTTPS support to their applications or access cryptographic functions, without having to worry about all the ins and outs of porting OpenSSL, whilst also reducing bloat because all applications can share the same AmiSSL library. Starting with AmiSSL v5, OpenSSL 3.x even provides a built-in basic HTTP(S) client which makes it even easier for developers to read resources from the web without needing to worry about networking code.
      • No, the limits of HAM have not vanished!: We had already spoken in some detail about the Amiga’s HAM mode in an article a few months ago (sorry, it’s in Italian. But you can easily translate it with DeepL, Bing, Google, etc.), dissecting (especially from a technical point of view) all the problems that beset it and, therefore, the reasons why it was rarely used, relegating it mostly to displaying static images or movies/animations.
      • PiStorm and Emu68: Recently, theres a new project, fully open source that really has taken the classic Amiga to the next level. No, I’m not talking about the Vampire. I talking about PiStorm. PiStorm is an amazingly inexpensive piece of hardware that will take your 68000 Amiga to the next level.
      • Prelude Remake Zorro II Sound Card: The Prelude is a full length Zorro II 16bit sound card. It contains a 2K FIFO Cache, and a CSSC 4231A sound processor capable of playing ALaw, uLaw, 8bit, 16bit ADCPM encodings. The remake card gerbers have been made available via github. This includes all the files needed to send to a PCB manufacturer to have the blank boards made. I had mine made using JLCPCB. The cost was very reasonable and the quality of the boards is very good.
      • Amiga 2000 EATX: The Amiga 2000 EATX is a project by Jason Beer and is an open source Amiga 2000 PCB in the EATX form factor. EATX is an ATX variant that defines larger PCBs, measuring 12 x 13 inches (305 × 330 mm). These are referred to as Extended ATX, or, EATX. The length of Zorro II cards and the abundance of components on the Amiga 2000 makes EATX the best choice for this project.
      • A-Max II Plus by Readysoft: In the donation, I almost jumped out of my skin to find this Readysoft A-Max II Plus box. When I had my original Amiga 2000 system in the early 1990’s, I had one of these cards in my system. This card opened up an entire world of new software on the Amiga. Not only did you have the entire library of Amiga software, but the ENTIRE library of Macintosh software. I was even able to run AOL software for school research. Imagine that, running Mac software on an Amiga at full Mac speed!
      • Phase 5 – Cybervision 64/3D RTG: I recently picked up this RTG video card for my Amiga 2000 system. This makes a wonderful improvement to the A2000 video http://amigaworld.net/output. While surfing the internet, the webpages are displayed in their full color pallet. The only issue I have is that this card doesn’t support mode promotion.
      • Amiga Plipbox: What is it? Plipbox is an Arduino-based device that allows to connect low-end classic Amigas via Ethernet to your local network. It bridges IP traffic received via PLIP on the parallel port of the Amiga to the Ethernet port attached to the Arduino.
      • Sam460LE 1.14 Ghz: {Homepage of the Sam460LE from acube system}

    27 Jan 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Another slow week but were still here! ;-)

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • I know I've previously listed this site but it deserves to be mentioned again. Back in the day AMIGA REPORT REPOSITORY was one of the BEST resources for Amiga information PERIOD! Of all the site/resources that are no longer active this one is at the TOP!
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Just keep swimming... Just keep swimming...
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (11) YTD (44)

      • AMITEN: AMITEN TV - YOUR AMIGA & RETRO TV CHANNEL IN YOUTUBE
      • Boings World: {German} Hello dear Amiga fans, this year we have another great episode for all Amiga fans. We are talking to Markus Tillmann about the Amiga 37, which is coming in October. We apologize for the dropouts in the Skype interview, ARD & ZDF are sometimes no better at it with Skype... We would also be happy to receive any suggestions or topic suggestions from you to continue making a great and interesting podcast together. With this in mind - stay healthy! We wish you a lot of fun and good entertainment with the current issue of BoingsWorld... BoingsWorld Episode 95 will be released... when it's done..! Your BoeingsWorld team
      • amiga the wet machine: alternative computing with amiga and icaros desktop. {ICAROS, Amiga & Emulation tutorials & more}
      • Amiga Suisse.ch: {French} Amigasuisse aims to promote the Amiga, by helping you with your Amiga problems: whether on so-called classic machines (like the Amiga 500, 2000, 1200, etc.) or on the new machines called Amiga-NG. They are on PowerPC (Aone, Pegasos, SAM) without forgetting emulators such as WinUAE and others.
      • AROS Research Operating System: Wikis {ARCHIVED 27 Jun 2019}: {Info and links}
      • Amigaspirit.hu: {Hungarian - News and links}
      • Amiga Passion: {French} Hello everyone and welcome to this site dedicated to the Amiga. Since the end of October, the home page had not been updated, and so, here is what is done, and before the month of January ends, we take advantage of it for you wish a very happy new year 2001.
      • AMIGAoneX: An Amiga blog posting mostly my own development work for the Classic and NG (AmigaOS) machines.
      • AMIGA NEWS.IT: {Italian} Amiga News was born from a project carried out by a handful of young people passionate about computer science. At one time it was know as Ikir Sector}
      • name {ARCHIVED 13 Mar 2016}: {Italian - Former site of ikirsector.net which is now know as AmigaNews.it}
      • Amigaland.com V7: {French & English - News and information.}

    20 Jan 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Slow week. Let's see what happens next week.

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • New issue: Amiga Future #166 has been published
    • New event: Revision 2024 in Saarbrücken, DE. It is billed a the worlds largest demoscene event. March 29th to 1 Apr 2024.
    • New event: MountainBytes 2024 in Lorzensaal, Cham Switzerland. A week full of shows, copetitions and wordshops. February 16th - 18th 2024.
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - I think the compass is broken...
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (10) YTD (33)

      • AmiKick: {Polish & on Aminet} A {windows} program for checking images of Kickstart memory (ROM), which is located in every Amiga computer. It allows you to easily verify the correctness of the Kickstart and detect possible errors, before uploading the image to the memory chip (EPROM, EEPROM, FLASH) and mounting it in the Amiga. It supports 69 basic versions of Kickstart (support for new versions can be easily added) and your own 1 MB Kickstarts created with the Remus package. It was written in C using the free "Open Watcom 1.9" environment. Runs on Windows 95 or later (requires 386 or better processor).
      • AxRuntime (AxRT): AxRuntime (AxRT) is a tool for application developers who enjoy creating their applications using Amiga APIs. The runtime allows developers to continue developing Amiga applications in unmodified way while at the same time being able to utilize modern development tools available on Linux or Windows like IDEs, debuggers, profilers, etc.
      • Romy A4000 & A3000": {Thread @ amiga.org discussing Romy A3000/4000. The function of Romy is very simple : it allow a new 512 KB block space for Kickstart}
      • Sophisticated Development: {Downloads and manuals for Ariadne, AriadneII, ConciertoIV, P-II(plus), P-IV, PabloIV & PalomaIV}
      • name: I've written some Am*ga software, of which the most famous probably is the BlizKick tool. I am too lazy to maintain a separate webpage for them, so this page will re-open in the software directory shortly. If that doesn't happen automagically, click here. Am*ga programs written by Harry "Piru" Sintonen
      • Radeon Driver and USB/SD Boot on Sam4x0: description
        Dear valued customers, We have received numerous inquiries regarding the appropriate Radeon driver to use and how to go about it. We understand that using AmigaOS 4.1 can be a bit challenging in this regard, so we would like to provide you with some helpful information to make the process easier. Please take a moment to read the linked article, which discusses the various versions of Radeon drivers and provides instructions on how to install them on AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition. It is crucial to carefully go through the article to ensure a smooth installation.
      • BassMX: description
        As a bit of an audiophile, the one thing that has always bothered me a little is the Amiga's perfect channel separation, also sometimes known as "drums on one speaker and the bassline on the other". This can cause the sound to feel unbalanced. {...} So here is my solution, called "BassMX". It takes the audio from one channel, filters it so that only the low frequencies are kept and mixes that with the audio from the other channel. In short, it mixes the bass. And it does that for both channels of course.
      • Kooky Tech {ARCHIVED 15 Aug 2019}: Remember when computing was fun? Kooky Tech is a blog for those who enjoy the more quirky side of technology, which includes alternative operating systems, obsolete systems and new developments for classic computers and consoles with a healthy dose of nostalgia. I grew up in the home computing boom of the late 80s/90s, started on Commodore 8-bit machines, fell in love with the Amiga and continue to enjoy these systems today. Dan Wood
      • CU-Amiga: The World's best selling Amiga magazine. CU-Amiga Magazine published its last issue in October of 1998. This site is preserved for historical purposes only.
      • I Crashed My Fiesta: The random ramblings of a random citizen. {Lots of Amiga & classic commodore related blog entries. Good read!}

    13 Jan 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! It's nice to be able to do small updates each week again. Quiet times in the Amiga community but hopefully once the weather gets better so will the news.

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    • I know I have already cataloged this link but it's worth posting it again. Component Locator Chucky 1.41. It's an INCREDIBLE parts locator for the: Amiga 2000, Amiga 3000D Rev 9.4, A3630 (reamiga project), A3660 Rev 1.1 (reamiga project), Amiga 4000 RevB - Acill, Amiga 4000 Plus - ALICE - NONSUPPORTED, Amiga 4000TX -, NONSUPPORTED, AA3000 Plus NONSUPPORTED, AA3000 Plus DB Firebird - NONSUPPORTED, Blizzard1260, Junior 600, RE-AMIGA 1200 Rev 1.4, RE-AMIGA 1200 Rev 1.5, ReAmiga 3000 Rev 1.0, ReAmiga 3000TH Rev 1.0, ReCD32, TF1230, TF1260 & TF536. It also links to the individual project pages too! WOW!!

    Amiga Legal News Update
      - What's the frequency Kenneth?
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (12) YTD (23)

      • ADFMaster: Tool to work with ADF Files on Mac. Still in development but works so far for many tasks. Files can be easily copied to or copied from Image by drag and drop.
      • WarpWebP.datatype: WarpWebP.datatype is a datatype which allows you to view and read WebP image files. As far as I know, this is the first WebP datatype for AmigaOS 3.x or MorphOS. A unique feature of this particular WebP datatype is that in addition to supporting the 68k (with optimized versions for 020, 030, 040 and 060), it also supports the PowerPC processor, with native OS4, WarpOS and MorphOS versions.
      • Turbo 2000 Super - Wireless Controller Amiga Design: Wireless controller with additional functions for classic computers and consoles with 9-pin connector. Suitable for, among others: Commodore 64/128, VIC-20, 16, 116, Plus/4*, Amigas & CD32, Atari 65XE, 130XE, 400, 800, VCS/2600, 7800, XE, Atari ST, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Sega Master System {and others}
      • - Smart File System, Walkthrough -: This "how-to" is more or less a walkthrough made due to the high amount of questions regarding SFS posted on several forums and mailing lists. This walkthrough covers everything from editing the kicklayout to the usage of tools like Media ToolBox and it's divided into sections for easier reading. 1. SLB 2. Kicklayout 3. MTB 4. Shell Commands
      • Smart File System: The Smart File System (SFS) is a journalling filesystem used on Amiga computers. It is designed for performance, scalability and integrity. This project has been created to release the source code of the original C version under the LGPL license.
      • Smart FileSystem {ARCHIVED 16 Apr 2013}: {Smart Filesystem 1.277 full archive with tools and docs. AmigaOS 3.x/m68k: SFS 1.279 (23.12.2007) & AmigaOS 4/PPC: SFS 1.279 (23.12.2007) versions}
      • PFS3 All-In-One v19: {Github of PFS3}
      • HDD LED module for Amiga 1200: As an owner of an expansion card with its own storage connector (e.g. in Vampire V2, Icedrake V4, PiStorm, etc.), you face the problem that displaying the operation of the device via LED activity on the Amiga 1200 is not possible. Unfortunately, manufacturers have neglected to include this feature in their extensions. The solution to this problem is the HDD LED adapter for the Amiga 1200, which provides 2 separate inputs. This allows the activity of, for example, hard drives or the PCMCIA port to be displayed using the original LED module on the Amiga panel.
      • The Amithlon Debacle is The tale of the X86 Amiga that Moved the Community: In the early 2000’s Haage & Partner commissioned 2 software engineers Bernd Meyer and Harold Frank. The goal was to secure the survival of the Amiga from uncertain death on the X86 platform. What is Amithlon and how did it ended up being the biggest legal debacles of the Amiga scene? It’s a Linux and latter QNX kernel based emulator. The beauty of Amithlon comes from the fact that the software had direct hardware access and custom chip emulation disabled the Amithlon outperformed the almighty A4000.
      • TF1230 and 3Com PCMCIA Ethernet": {Thread @ exxosforumn discussing the TF1230 and 3COm PCMCIA Ethernet card, WIFI and more}
      • ReAmiga: What is the ReAmiga project? The ReAmiga project is simply put a project I started to get replacement PCBs for broken Amiga Computers. Technically the project never intended to make new machines, it is more to try to salvage what is possible from the old machine. {replacement and upgraded boards: A3630, A3640/A3660, ReAmiga 1200, ReAmiga 3000 & ReCD32.} Also an INCREDIBLE parts locator for the: Amiga 2000, Amiga 3000D Rev 9.4, A3630 (reamiga project), A3660 Rev 1.1 (reamiga project), Amiga 4000 RevB - Acill, Amiga 4000 Plus - ALICE - NONSUPPORTED, Amiga 4000TX -, NONSUPPORTED, AA3000 Plus NONSUPPORTED, AA3000 Plus DB Firebird - NONSUPPORTED, Blizzard1260, Junior 600, RE-AMIGA 1200 Rev 1.4, RE-AMIGA 1200 Rev 1.5, ReAmiga 3000 Rev 1.0, ReAmiga 3000TH Rev 1.0, ReCD32, TF1230, TF1260 & TF536.

    7 Jan 24

    Today's Highlights
      - Happy Anniversary Babe! Thank you for 30 WONDERFUL Years!!!

    143 me ;-)


    6 Jan 2024

    Today's Highlights
      - Greetings and salutations everyone! Well it's finally 2024 and the Amiga is basically where we were last year. Still no A1222, OS4 is just creeping along, and no real changes in the legal situation. But despite this 68K development is still strong as ever! Raspberry Pi accelerators for the classics, the never-ending devotion of the many unpaid 3.x developers and a few all in one retro systems on the horizon (Vampire, A600GS, RetroGames new stand alone system and more. So rather than being depressed I'm looking forward to the new year!

      - Also after adding 1112 links last year I look forward to not having to add 30+ links a week! ;-)

    Interesting... Keep an eye on
    Amiga Legal News Update
      - Nothing yet...
    Today's Theme
      - Random links...

      New Links (11) YTD (11)

      • Amiga North Thames: Amiga North Thames is a computer user group, based in North East London (uk) which was started back in January 1999. We are a dedicated bunch of enthusiasts who fondly remember the computer that history forgot, the Amiga range of Computers originally built by Commodore International. Despite Commodore's death, the Amiga continues to survive even with the many changes of ownership. Now after many years of legal wrangling, the future of the AmigaOS is in good hands once more and moving forward.
      • Amiga: Amiga Mexican Restaurant and Bar. London, United Kingdom
      • name: Hello Cave Dwellers and welcome to The Cave. A place where the history of technology is explored, enjoyed and celebrated with your host and keeper of The Cave, Neil. What began by innocently sharing a hobby on YouTube in 2017 has evolved into a thriving channel of over 100,000 subscribers at youtube.com/RMCRetro where popular formats including "Trash to Treasure", "Retro Road Trips" and "Show & Tell" episodes see Neil restore, preserve and protect retro technology.
      • Welcome to the Retro Collective: Hands-On Vintage Technology Museums. Set across two floors of a listed mill in Stroud, UK, the Retro Collective is a visitor attraction comprising two hands-on retro technology and gaming museums, The Cave and Arcade Archive. With an expanding assortment of old computers, consoles and arcade cabinets to try out, there is a whole history of technology and gaming to explore across several nostalgic exhibits, including a comprehensive retro magazine archive and recreated high street store.
      • Amiga Boot-up Screen Colors and System Error Checklist": {Thread @ amigalove.com discussing Amiga Boot-up Screen Colors and System Errors}
      • Super Buster 11? Why? ": {Thread @ amibay.com discussing the differences between the various buster chips}
      • GBS Control: an alternative firmware for Tvia Trueview5725 based upscalers / video converter boards.
      • name: What does it do? Processes (line doubles) retro games with NO input lag – Unlike other scalers, such as the XRGB Mini, the OSSC works on individual scanlines rather than a frame at a time, that means there’s no input lag whatsoever (well, a few nanoseconds if you really want to be precise). Eliminates ugly deinterlacing artefacts and bad scaling. Converts SCART and Component to DVI/HDMI. Convert VGA to DVI/HDMI – Connect a retro PC directly to the unit and enjoy HDMI processing of all your games. Convert analogue audio to digital DVI/HDMI. Fast deinterlacer.
      • Medusa rev. B SCART EU : Medusa project was started 6-7 years ago, when 2 people - old retro stuff geeks have met - Acidmaker (creator of Sio2sd and proffesional file system used at Harvard, Columbia university and many others) and me. Since very beginning Acidmaker was into gettting perfect picture from ATARI ST / ATARI 8bit / Amiga. Meanwhile, me (lotharek), as opposite side, was into simple usage, ergonomy and user friendly interface. After 5 long years of develomennt, many protototypes, hours of discussions/testing, thousands of euros spent (obviously...) we are very happy to announce, that final project is coming and it is about to be released in preorder for retro community soon.
      • How to build AmigaOS4 cross-compiler (binutils 2.23.2 & gcc 8.2.0) on MSYS2: The advantage of having up2date crosscompiler for amigaos4 probably have no needs to explain, as everything move forward, and even on amigaos4 we had to move even by small steps. While for having cross-compiler at all there is very good reassons: speed and ability to use all range of helpfull tools such as cmakes,autoconf and scripting languages, but for having updated cross-compiler there is even more reasson: ability to use c++XX till c++17, thread support in c++XX, bugfixes (and new bugs, of course:) ) and all the fancy stuff which come with new gcc.
      • Welcome to Capitoline: At it’s core Capitoline (Cap) is an Amiga kickstart editor, but like any software project, it’s grown arms and legs, added features which may or may not be useful to everybody. Main features: You can load ROMs in various different formats, decrypt, extract from ADF etc. Once loaded you can take a ROM apart, “ROMSplit” into modules then you can put a new ROM together “add” from these modules or other ROMs and ADFs. You can patch ROMs to change text or behaviour. You can save ROMs for burning to EPROMs (byteswap, interleave, split). You can create skick files for softloading Kickstarts or use within WHDLoad {and much more}

    1 Jan 24

    Today's Highlights
      - Another year in the bag! All I can wish for is a better 2024!!


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


    31 Dec 2023

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

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

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

      New Links (37) YTD (1112)

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

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