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Amiga CD Bonanza

Some of my Aminet CD-s (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Some of my Aminet CD-s (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Hi guys,

Having a CD-ROM drive for the Amiga is a great. Having a huge stack of CD-s to sort through is nothing sort of blessing. So much cool stuff to check out, sort and organize! Here is a picture from my collection..

Huge stack of CD-s - it is truly party time! (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Huge stack of CD-s – it is truly party time! (photo by Old School Game Blog)

I probably haven’t told you this yet, but I started fresh with my HD a few days ago. Made a backup of DH0: (the System partition where the OS is), as well as various games and tools, and re-partitioned the whole thing. I’m pretty sure this new setup will last for months, if not years, since I’ve carefully determined the size of the partitions for future needs. As an example,  I’ve increased my music partition since I’m going to get quite a few MP3’s when AmigaKit launches their Prisma sound-card for the Amiga. ;)

Because of this I’m now looking through various CD-s I have for stuff. It is quite fun and I tend to find something new to check out. It’s strange, but even sound-samples are fun on the Amiga – especially with speech. On the PC I’d never play them, but for one reason or the other, some lines from an Arnold flick on the Amiga is fun. Maybe some of you feel the same? I don’t know of any other platform having so much good stuff in terms of Public Domain (PD) and Shareware as the Amiga.. there are tons upon tons of really cool things, games, tools, you name it.

Now, here’s a few pics of my Amiga CD-collection:

This is Aminet 8. It contains hundreds of MB's of Amiga stuff. This was actually my first Amiga CD ever!! (photo by Old School Game Blog)

This is Aminet 8. It contains hundreds of MB’s of Amiga stuff. This was actually my first Amiga CD ever!! (photo by Old School Game Blog)

This is indeed an EPIC collection. Contains tons of cool PD/Shareware to wade through. Nicely setup with MagicWB and stuff ready to run - including the game Klondike AGA with many additional card-sets!

This is indeed an EPIC collection. Contains tons of cool PD/Shareware to wade through. Nicely setup with MagicWB and stuff ready to run – including the game Klondike AGA with many additional card-sets!

15.000 clip-arts. Do I need to say more? Useful for DTP, as well as various programming projects one lacks graphics for. ;)

15.000 clip-arts. Do I need to say more? Useful for DTP, as well as various programming projects one lacks graphics for. ;)

I've had this CD for 14 years. I got it in the mail from a Polish Amiga-friend back then. His nickname was Amifan. Such a great gift, filled with cool demos! :)

I’ve had this CD for 14 years. I got it in the mail from a Polish Amiga-friend back then. His nickname was Amifan. Such a great gift, filled with cool demos! :)

If you’ve got an Amiga and think you are set since you’ve got a network card and Internet access, then I say you are missing out on the CD-ROM thing. ;) Sometimes it is good to plug out of the Internet, forget about e-mails, daily news and the Internet bank not working again for the tenth time that day.. it is like meditation to fire up an old computer and sit in peace without worrying or paying attention to that kind of stuff.. just browsing files, checking out some fun games, customizing Workbench just like it was 1995 again will bring you some need joy and relaxation. ;) At least, that is what I feel. :D Anyone else feeling the same with your retro computing/gaming hobby?

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a good one – with or without Internet on your retro computer/console of choice.

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Installing AmigaOS4.1 Classic onto WinUAE 2.9.0beta12

Old School Game Blog:

Hi guys! Mambo’s Amiga Blog has made an excellent guide to installing AmigaOS 4.1 Classic on WinUAE! This is a must read if you are considering going this route. You will find everything below. Enjoy! :)

Originally posted on Mambo's Amiga Blog:

When I saw that WinUAE was to the point of actually installing OS4.1 Classic, I immediately put in an order to AmigaKit.com to get my copy. I ordered on Friday and it arrived Monday, just 3 days later. That’s UK->US in 3 days and I didn’t specify rush shipping at all! Good job AmigaKit!

The disc was actually the base install with Update 2 integrated (there have been 6 updates, plus the AmiUpdates that have been online only since update6). I first made an ISO as I find that is much easier than using a real disc with WinUAE.

Just setting up, I had to do the following:

Got the latest “official” beta version of WinUAE (not the quick fixes he posts sometimes). At the time of this writing, it was WinUAE_2900b12 (from this post): http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=970403&postcount=481 There may be a newer one by the time you read this.

Then, I…

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WinUAE: Adding PPC Emulation – AmigaOS 4.1 Boots!

AmigaOS 4.1 boots on WinUAE - picture taken from http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=74710

AmigaOS 4.1 boots on WinUAE – picture taken from http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=74710

Greetings everyone,

Toni Wilen has done it – he has now managed to boot AmigaOS 4.1! Have a look at this thread on EAB:

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=969696&postcount=12

I’m amazed he’s made such progress in such a short amount of time. A big congratulations must go out to him for this achievement! :)

You can also find more info on other forums:

Discussion at Amiga.org

Discussion at Amigaworld.net

Anyway, needless to say I’m eager to test out AmigaOS 4.1 Classic myself through WinUAE. ;) Anyone else tempted?

Have a good weekend everyone and thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Upcoming Autumn and Winter: Programming Back on the Table

Hello everyone,

I don’t know about you, but we’ve had plenty of rain lately. This reminds me that autumn and winter is approaching fast. Due to this I’ve picked up three books I had stored in the basement. These are as follows:

- AMOS Professional Manual
Mastering Amiga AMOS by Phil South
Ultimate AMOS by Jason Holborn

I remember purchasing Mastering Amiga AMOS back in 1996, so this book has been with me for years now. It is an excellent resource and guide to programming in AMOS in general. I was lucky to pick up Ultimate AMOS on AmiBay a few years back, but haven’t studied it in full yet, so will do that now. It is perfect if one wants to create a game, which is my goal now. It’ll probably take a long time and the game itself will be simple, but it will be a start. I have a few ideas in the back of my mind I want to realize, so… better get started, one small step at the time. :)

Here’s a picture of the books:

Three Amiga AMOS books (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Three Amiga AMOS books (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Will keep you posted on the development from time to time. :)

Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

 

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