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Hyperion Says: “The news of our demise is greatly exaggerated”

Hello again,

This will be a super quick post.. I was following discussions on Amigaworld.net right after posting the news about the bankruptcy and Hyperion just made a statement in that thread:

Statement from Hyperion (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

Statement from Hyperion (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

This is certainly both interesting and positive! :) Big thanks for Hyperion for clearing things up a bit!

AmigaOS 4 Company Hyperion Entertainment Declared Bankrupt

Hyperion Entertainment LogoDear readers,Hyperion Entertainment, the company behind the AmigaOS 4 operating system, has been declared bankrupt. This is sad, unexpected news. You can find more information on Faillissementsdossier.be.

Until we get more news we can only speculate on the circumstances which led to the demise of this company and what the future has in hold for AmigaOS 4. Will it be abandoned? Will another company sort things out? Only time can tell. There is a lot of discussion going on about this on various Amiga forums, so if you like to follow these, here are a few links:

Thread about the bankruptcy on Amigaworld.net
Thread about the bankruptcy on Amiga.org
Thread about the bankruptcy on Moobunny

Please stay tuned for more news – I’ll try to post as soon as I get more information concerning this.

Amiga Music Disk: Stuck Somewhere in Time (Iron Maiden)

Iron Maiden music disk on the Amiga

Iron Maiden music disk on the Amiga

Hi guys,

Today I discovered an incredibly cool music disk for the Amiga. It was released in November 2014 at the Compusphere demo party in Sweden where it won the Wild Demo Competition. The release I’m writing about is called “Stuck Somewhere in Time” and was made by three groups – Up Rough!, Insane and Titan.

The special thing about this music disk is that it is a big compilation of Iron Maiden songs in chip tune format! Here you can listen to gems like The Clairvoyant, 2 Minutes to Midnight, Fear of the Dark, Blood Brothers and The Trooper. The musicians have for sure done an incredible job making catchy computerized versions of Maiden hits. Right now I’m listening to 2 Minutes to Midnight while typing this.. :D

Fortunately you don’t have to own an Amiga to enjoy this music disk. The authors have uploaded a video rip of it to YouTube for everyone to see. I’ve embedded it below for you to enjoy:

For those of you running Amiga computers or using an emulator, please find download links below:

Download Stuck Somewhere in Time for the Amiga

I’m curious about what you guys think about this production. Did you enjoy it? :) I certainly do and I will come back to listening to it again and again.

Thanks for reading and see you in another post! :)

Puppy Arcade Project: Phase One

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (taken from http://ocremix.org/game/48/donkey-kong-country-2-diddys-kong-quest-snes)

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – A game I’m looking forward to playing (http://ocremix.org/game/48/donkey-kong-country-2-diddys-kong-quest-snes)

Hi guys,

Some of you might know I’m working on getting an “emulation station” up and running, but if you haven’t read about it yet, I’ll give a short explanation below. :)

It so happens that I’ve resurrected an old laptop (Toshiba, over 10 years old!) and I want to hook this up to a TV downstairs. My choice, after getting information from my fellow blogger The Heretic (check out his blog here), fell on the Linux distribution Puppy Arcade. The beauty of this system is that it is tailored to emulation purposes and hence comes bundled with a ton of emulators, a ROM-Loader front-end and much more. It takes time setting everything up though, so I’ve spent many hours tweaking settings, installing ROM’s, getting joy-pads working and so forth. It’s looking pretty good so far and I’m happy to say that the laptop now boots directly into the emulation front-end and I can select which system to run and then launch a game (with the joy-pad!). Very, very nice!

Picture of the ROM-Loader (taken from Puppy Arcade website)

Picture of the ROM-Loader – You can select system with a controller! (taken from Puppy Arcade website)

I’ll be back with more info on the system some time during this week. Will post some pictures for you all to see. :) I’ve got a joy-pad here, USB, that looks just like an original SNES controller. It will be cool to play Diddy’s Kong Quest (SNES) with!

Thanks for reading and have a good evening!

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