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The Armiga Project

Hi guys,

Hope you all are well and looking forward to the upcoming spring. Had a good deal of sun yesterday, which was a blessing considering the rather dark and wet winter we’ve had so far this year, at least here in Northern Europe.

Anyway, today I’d like to tell you about a new Amiga related project I discovered yesterday. It’s called the Armiga Project and it looks quite interesting. Please have a look at the video below to learn more:

What do you think about the Armiga? I know some people will shake their heads at the old 3.5″ floppy disk drive, but I LOVE it. :D For those who have tons of those disks in their cupboards, they will now have an easy way of getting them onto a modern format, preserving them for the future. Besides, there is something magical (for us nostalgics.. hehe..) to use floppies, hearing them load and so on.

The creators of the Armiga have launched a campaign on Indiegogo asking for support/pre-orders. I pledged for “The Armiga Deluxe Edition” and I believe I was the first one to do so. ;) ETA is November 2014, so looking forward to that month already.

The Armiga Prototype

The Armiga prototype

The image above shows the prototype in all its glory. :) Looks neat doesn’t it?

Anyone else looking forward to this new toy?

Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

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Old School Game Blog goes AmigaOS 4.x

Hi there,

A few days ago I received something special in the mail. It was a package from ACube Systems in Italy. It contained a SAM (Samantha) 440EP-Flex motherboard (with accessories) and a copy of AmigaOS 4.x in a cardboard box! :D I was, as you can imagine, very happy when I unboxed the items. Seems like Old School Game Blog will go AmigaOS 4.x in 2014!!

Here’s a couple of pictures:

SAM 440EP-Flex and AmigaOS 4.1

SAM 440EP-Flex and AmigaOS 4.1

SAM 440EP-Flex and AmigaOS 4.1

SAM 440EP-Flex and AmigaOS 4.1

Now I’m looking forward to get everything up and running. I already have a graphics card I got from Alinea Computing, but still need to get a case. I have one that is designed for mini-ITX boards, but this one is flex-ATX, so it won’t fit. Hopefully I’ll get that sorted next week. :) I will of course post pictures of my setup as soon as it is ready to go.

If you are interested in learning more about AmigaOS 4.x then you should head over to Amigaos.net. There you will find everything you want to know about this operating system. :)

Thanks for reading and have a happy new year 2014!

 

2013 in review

Hi everyone,

I wish you all a happy new year! Hope 2014 will be a great year for you all. :) Thanks for visiting my blog and stay tuned for more posts in 2014.

Cheers!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Hot News: Commodore Amiga Legend arrives on AmigaOS 4.X

Hi everyone,

Very, very good news for you this evening. :D

Just a couple of hours ago the announcement below was posted on Amigaworld.net by Torben Larsen, one of the authors of the famous game Battle Squadron:

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Release date 06.11.2013
Cope-Com development team are proud to announce that through further collaboration with out partners GoldenCode.eu and Seal Of Action Publishing you can now play our famed classic Amiga shooter on your AmigaOS 4.X.

Please see the following links, youtube and also download a Free Demo on AmigaOS 4.X:

Free Demo: http://www.sealofaction.com
Website: http://copecom.com
Press Material: http://copecom.com/news.html
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4d_3muxeSo

Battle Squadron was originally developed by Cope-Com for the Commodore Amiga Home Computer in 1989 and received numerous awards making it an instant Amiga Classic. In 2011 Come-Com released Battle Squadron for iOS mobile devices, and in 2012 for Android with our partner GoldenCode.eu.

We are now happy to announce that together with our partner GoldenCode.eu we are returning to the Amiga… making Battle Squadron available on Amiga OS 4.X, in addition to Mac and PC. Battle Squadron is available through both digital download and a pre-order special collectors edition with the signature from the original developers and the coder making it possible to return to Amiga OS 4.X.

The collectors edition contains all desktop versions: Amiga OS 4.X, Mac, and PC. The new desktop version is an exact replica of the original famed Amiga game, just as it was for iOS and Android. In addition, the desktop version has great new features… still matching the original retro style.

I’m definitely going to get this one, no doubt about that. :) Anyone else out there hungry for this game?

Have a good evening and thanks for reading!

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