RapidRoad is a new device that makes it possible to use USB on your classic Amiga computer. RapidRoad is a dual-port USB2.0 High-speed (480MBit) host module. It comes with the USB stack Poseidon by Chris Hodges. Requirements: 68020 or higher processor, 2.5 MB free fastmem, free clock-port or X-Surf-100 networking card and OS3.0.
SDI is a music tracker system for the Commodore 64 and is written by Geir Tjelta and Glenn Rune Gallefoss. The system has the following features: Sequencer, tracker and a sound editor. Load, save and dump menu. DOS commands. Vibrato, pulse, filter, arpeggio and tempo. Changes in this version: Improvements for the filtercutoff routine and the play routine had a problem with the gatetimeout setting.
Jack is a multi-purpose program for AmigaOS, AROS and MorphOS. Features: Preferences, Screen snapshot, Knowledge Base, Image editor, Music player, Slideshow, File-management, Auto-updates, etc. Changes in this version: An update of MUI Royale 1.1, New functions: Promote to Screen, Execute Command menu item, Column sorting and Icon Tabs.
Ultimate Opus is an application for the Ultimate cartridge for the Commodore C64. The program is developed by Lft an can be used for managing files on the SD card or via the USB connection. You can download the program from the Commodore Scene Data Base web page.
Sysmon is a system monitor for AmigaOS 4 made by Guillaume Boesel. Recent changes: Settings window, BlockSize column in Volumes tab, an Quit button at the bottom of each tab, Position/size of child windows are now saved. And two new Bench results: OS 4.1 Classic under WinUAE 2.9.0b17 on a i7-4770k 3.5 GHz (Windows 8.1) and OS 4.1 Classic under FS-UAE 2.5.18dev on a MacBook 2006 2.0 GHz (MacOS 10.8).
Paul Gardner-Stephen is working on a FPGA version of the Commodore C65. His goal is to make an 8-bit computer for the 21st century. In the last month he has been working on a small problem with the CPU code, but also on the sprites and the RR-NET.
The program Digital Audio Player is developed by Thomas Rap and it can play audio files on the Amiga. Digital Audio Player supports the following formats: mp3, aiff, wav, flac, ogg, CDDA raw data, midi, dbm, mod, s3m and xm. It can also read ID3 tags, CDDB data and CD text from audio CDs.
You can now vote for the Tape loader tune competition 2014. The aim of the music competition is simply to compose a tune which would be suitable to listen to when loading a game from tape or disk. You can choose from more than 30 SIDs.
Rock Dodger is a new game for AROS made by Paul Holt and Robert Krawczyk. In the game you must dodge the rocks that come flying in from the right. You can destroy the rocks by shooting at them with your laser and heat them until they explode. You can also use your protective shield.
Kicaco has made an Andriod app that shows the world in a retro picture. You can take pictures with your camera and the result will be like a picture on your favourite retro computer. Available computers are: NES, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC20, Atari 2600, Tandy, ZX Spectrum etc.
Oscar from Obsolescence Guaranteed made an replica of the Commodore KIM-1. For this project Oscar uses a Arduino Uno and a expansion shield with LEDs and a small keyboard. The project is now finished and is a 10 USD open source KIM-1 mini replica and a 6502 programmable calculator.
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Radio Amiga, Playlist Amiga Vibes (m3u), Amiga-dealer in Rio de Janeiro, DVI-Anschluss, Games from Inutilis available again, Amiga Game Creator in development, Putty Squad Limited Edition, Amiga Version Solomons Key 2, indieGO! App Store and MIGs Yesterchips.
A new edition of the English pdf, text, seq, d64, html and Ebook magazine is now available. In this edition the following: Editorial, Cover Tape 15, News for the C64, Plus/4, VIC20 and Amiga users. Internet - VICE, Jargon Free - Dumbo Music!, Reviews: Shack, Roll, The Vice Squad, Shoot 'Em Up Destruction Set 3 and a interview with Michał Pleban.
A new version of AROS Vision is now available. AROS is based on concepts and ideas of the Amiga and the 68000 processor. AROS supports X86, ARM, PPC and 68k. Changes in this version: Improvements for themes, transparent menu's, improvements for Arexx and play lists for Web-Radio.
The software for the KryoFlux system has had an update. KryoFlux is a USB-based floppy controller. The system can be used to read a diskette, at low-level, and store the data from this diskette. New in this version: Preview of the RepliFlux technology. Updated G64 generator, Improvements for cell band detection and noise detection. Faster DTC, Improvements for the GUI and support for the wild cards ? and *.
Amiga Power is a printed magazine in the French language for the Amiga user. In this edition the following articles: AFTP Sever OS4 v1.6, AmiKit 7 for Android, AmiPad OS4 v3.2, aTunes OS4 v2.0, USB AmiKit, Odyssey v1.16 / v1.23 OS4, X1000 - AmigaOne XE, GBS 8200 v4.0, Vampire 600, Jim Drew, 68k Solid Gold and Open Forum: The Amiga 1200.
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: 7 Minutes To Midnight, Grey Slayer, King, Legendary Wings, London Exchange, Money Minefield, Test Match Special, The Sentinel 2, Fireburner and Crystal Chamber. Update: All Terrain Gardener, Cycleburner, Gold Runner, Lock On, Nimitz and Pimple Panic.
If you are a Commodore C128 user you should visit the C128 forum. The sections in the forum are: General, Herdware, Wheel and Deal, C128 programming, .D?? Depo, Cross platform, Emulation, c128 Demo scene, Useful Links, Alternate OS's and Go64.
TedPlay is a Commodore 264 family music player for the PC. The program supports the following formats: PRG, PSID/RSID and C8M, a new versatile 8-bit computer music file format. Changes in this version: Individual channel selection for SID tunes, improvements for the play list view and the elapsed time.
In this episode, Sam (mrsid), Steve (press play on tape) and Paul (the drisk) talk about the history of the budget game kings, Mastertronic. They talk about the key games, milestones in the companies history and there is also a "History of Mastertronic" PDF available.
This USB adapter makes it possible to use and USB HID devices on your Amiga. Features: Support for USB mouses, joysticks and pads, Compatible with every Amiga, Internal USB stack, Boot-loader for firmware updates, Status LED and a 16-bit micro-controller. On the web page is a list of tested devices available.
C64 Studio is a assembly development environment which is dependent on VICE. You can write assembly code and test this with the VICE emulator. Recent changes: Improvements for: Comments, DASM, Files, Pseudo op's, Dependencies, External commands and Images. Added: Symbols/tokens of dependencies and included files are now also updated after successful compile, !warn pseudo op, Binary not operator (!), CHARVERT, COLORVERT, CHARCOLORVERT, COLORCHARVERT, CHARSET and !mediasrc.
Szilárd Biró released a new version of Berusky. Berusky is a logic game based on the puzzle game Sokoban. The game has 120 levels and in each level you must find the five keys and the exit. Changes in this version: Added extra levels from players and double-size mode question at game start.
Commodore Fan Gazette is a pdf Commodore magazine in the Italian language. In this edition: Ready ... Return!, Super Powers A 8 BIT!, Emulate all Amiga's, AmiBridge, Darkness, C64 16KB Cartridge Game Development Competition, Commando Arcade, TETRIS, VICE Squad, PowerGlove, Viccy Bird, Flappy Bird, Blitz, 1541 Ultimate II, Game Parade, You go ON STAGE! and CommVex 2014.
Amiga Forum is a Swedish (printed) magazine for the Amiga user. In this edition: News from SUGA, Assembler for beginners, Game covers, Amiga OS 4 in WinUAE, Commodore's choice of design for the Amiga, Amiga USB keyboard, Games: Colonial Conquest II Saga Voxel Bird and Voxelnoid.
In this Polish pdf magazine the following articles: Chest of Drawers # 10, Cover Disk # 5, BLOB, Burning Pen 64, Commando Arcade, Kur Peiite Tu Teceji, Cobra Mission, Die Ringe von Copiar, Get to the End, Maze of the Mummy, The Last Hope, Lunar Blitz, Xain D Sieena, Attack of the Megagalactic Cows, Color FoodAlter EgoSuper Cars 4, Every two horns, is not one, I love being a Turtle!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tai Chi Tortoise, Ninja Attack, Mario Bros, Purple Turtles, Skool Daze and Twin balls.
A new version of DigiBooster is available for AmigaOS 3/4 and MorphOS. Digibooster is an traditional tracker with an advanced audio processing engine, and an up-to-date MUI based graphical user interface. Recent changes: Import of basic four track modules and multichannel modules. Auto saving. Improvements for block operations. ARexx commands for loading/importing the module and starting playback. New languages: French and Polish.
FRGCB (Finnish Retro Game Comparison Blog) is a new web page that writes about retro games. But the difference is that this blog compares the games between the different computers like the C64, Amiga, MSX, NES, CPC, DOS, etc. The most recent comparisons are: Friday the 13th (Domark, 1985), James Bond 007 (Parker Brothers, 1983), Xeno + Wibstars (A'n'F Software, 1986), Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper (Go!, 1987), Unique Games! - Part 5, Fort Apocalypse (Synapse Software, 1982) and NGOTM: Alter Ego (RetroSouls, 2011).
Best of MorphOS is an pdf news letter for MorphOS user in the English language. In this edition the following: Updates for MorphOS software, new games and reviews, emulators, meetings for MorphOS users and a world map of users and hardware.
The web page c64endings.co.uk has added new endings of Commodore C64 games. The most recent additions are: Neuronics (Thalion), Oh no! (Silverbird), Penetrator (Melbourne House), Seabase Delta (Firebird), Storbringer (Mastertronic), Sheep vs. Fox (TND), Sergeant Seymour (Codemasters), Skull & Crossbones (Domark), Slug (Alternative Software) and Technocop (Gremlin Graphics).
A firmware update for the Cassiopei has been released. This new version supports the C128 in C128 mode including wedge functionality. A major advantage of the C128 is the use of a boot-disk. Now you can use the Cassiopei directly after power-on, no typing required. Also a new version of the Cassiopei manager, a screen resizing bug has been fixed. And off course the manual has been updated with info about the C128.
How to upgrade the firmware.
How to upgrade the firmware.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Turrican Music-Show (Spreadpoint), Music Rip 3 (Spreadpoint), Cracker Journal 13 (Alpha Flight), 4th Dimension 3 (Cryptoburners), Hallucinations and Dreams Preview (Katharsis), Alchemy (Rage), Bandit's Radio (Mad Elks), Megademo (Katharsis) and Epilepsia 1 & 2 (Amnesia). Improved: Scene Talk 1, 2 & 3, Megademo (Katharsis) and Cracker Journal 4 & 12.
In this English diskette magazine the following: Editorial, Scene news, News from the groups, IRQ loader, Framemeister, Interviews with BHF/Hoaxers, Radiantx/Panda Des. and Randall/Arise.
AmiMag is a French pdf magazine for the Amiga user. In this edition: News, Amiga facing the PSX and Saturn, The Walker, Learn to master Wordsworth, Uropa2, Max games Public Domain, The Pin-Up and a comic.
Jani was making backups of old turbo-tapes to disk and noticed that the quality was very poor on some tapes. He needed a method to adjust the head alignment and see if the signal was better. He built an analogue VU-Meter inside a Datassette. On Jani's blog you can see the new system.
This is a new version of the program that was made for Amiga OS 3 by Thore Boeckelmann. The supported formats are: adf, adz, bin, ccd, cso, cpr, cue, d64, daa, dax, dmg, dms, dsk, flac, g64, gi, hdf, img, ipf, iso, isz, mdf, mds, nrg, raw, sad, toast, uif, vdi, vmdk, wv and xiso. Recent updates: Improved MDS plugin and Italian catalog. Newer MDS files and improvements for the MDS_OpenImage() function.
HunoPPC made an AmigaOS 4.1 version of FB Alpha, the arcade emulator. The following hardware platform are supported: Capcom CPS-1, 2 &3, Cave, Data East DEC-0, DEC-8 & DECO IC16, Galaxian, Irem M62, M63, M72, M90 & M92, Kaneko 16, Konami, Neo-Geo, Pacman, PGM, Psikyo 68EC020 & SH-2, Sega System 1, 16 & 18, X-Board, Y-Board, Toaplan, Taito F2, X, Z and others.
The book Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium is a now available in the on-line stores. The book celebrates the beauty of the greatest home computer ever made; the C64. The focus of the book is on the beautiful loading screens and game images.
RetroGameModz has made a video about the modification of an Amiga CD-32. The modification is an RGB connector at the back-side. During the modification RetroGameModz discovered a few defective capacitors. In the video you can follow the whole repair and the modification.
All videos from RetroGameModz.
All videos from RetroGameModz.
BetterWB is a new workbench pack, like AIAB, Amikit, AmigaSYS, ClassicWB etc. It aims to be an enhancement and an update to AmigaOS 3.1 but without the need of extra hardware. The new programs are: Charmap, Prepcard+, Ned and Freewheel. And there are updates for HardWiz, icon.library, pfs3aio, HDToolBox, WhichAmiga and EnvHandler.
Smokin' Guns is a first-person shooter in the Old West. This game is converted to the Amiga, included weapons created with historically correct information about damage, rate of fire, reload time, etc. Requirements: Fast CPU, 1GB RAM and Warp3D with 128MB RAM.
This is the second part of the story about the 30 year old TED chip. The TED chip was used in the Commodore C16, C116, Plus/4 and the 364. Bil Herdwas in charge of the development of these computers and he implemented the TED (Text Editing Device) chip in the design. The TED chip was used for the video, sound, DRAM refresh, timers and keyboard / joystick input.
Lemming880 made a new game for the Commodore Amiga. The game is a platform game and is made in Backbone. An Amiga A1200 or higher is recommended, but it will work on a A500 at a slower speed. In the game you must collect all coins, kill the enemy and eliminate the boss!
The Youtube video of Boxx
The Youtube video of Boxx
The TherapSid is a music system that can be used to play music with the original SID chip. The features are: Compatible with all SID's, 3 Oscillators, 4 Waveforms per oscillator, Multimode Filter, 35 Knobs, 31 Buttons, 100 Pre-sets, 16 Step Modulator and the system is compatible with the iPad.
NetSurf is a small but fast web browser for Amiga, RISC OS and Linux. NetSurf supports HTML and CSS: A few examples of the changes in this version are: Added resizeable windows, Internal font scaling, Mobile mode option and a disk cache function.
Anthony Stiller made a new action game for the Commodore C64. The game Sopwiths and Pterrordons is made with the Shoot'Em Up Construction Kit (SEUCK) and is based on the games 1942 and 1943 but in the prehistoric times. In the game you are a pilot and must shoot down the flying dinosaurs.
Ed Mackey and Al Mackey released the full version of the game MegaBall for the Amiga as freeware, included the source code. MegaBall is a breakout-style game and it was one of the best ShareWare games for the Amiga. The original ADF images are available for the installation of the game.
The source code for MegaBall.
The source code for MegaBall.
The web page Games That Weren't has had an interview with Paul Kubiszyn from the game company XLCUS. The company made games for the Commodore C64 in the mid nineties. A few examples of the games that Paul worked on are: Square Scape, Amorphous and MegaForce.
Beep is a documentary film and book of video game music and sound. This project is a kickstarter project and it will start on October 1st. The finished documentary is planned for March 2016. A few examples of people in the documentary are: Allister Brimble, Chris Huelsbeck, Anders Carlsson, Mike Clarke, Tim Wright, Martin Galway and many more.
In this BitJam the Wackee SID Selekta. You can listen to the following music: Jammer - Spirals, _V_ - Phat Beats, celticdesign - SID Nation, Flex - Luminator, Linus - Grandma was a Druglord, Drax - Delusional, Conrad - Intrinsic V2, Wiklund - Euro Trash, MCH - Attitude #14, Wackee - For Those About To Acid (edit), _V_ - Red Sector Inc Circa 1994, Wackee - Oh My God What Have I Done, Zabutom - Storm, Linde - Dbwud, Xiny6581 - Substral Hyperwaves III (original mix), Devilock - Scale of Recreation, Flex - Vandalized Paradize, Scarzix - Starhiker (Director's cut), Hein Holt - Game Player, _V_ - Win a Cookie, Psycho8580 - Little Trip to Nowhere and Jammer - Spirals (reprise). Total playing time: 45:16.