March 2020

Agony Remake – No Magic And No Art

The original Art & Magic game AGONY is one of the best games I have ever played on my Amiga and yes that was thanks to the setting, graphics, music and the usual top-notch presentation seen in most Psygnosis games at the time and yes I find it rather amazing that neither Psygnosis or SONY […]

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A Look At Tiny Little Slug For The Amiga

Tiny Little Slug is one of those games that I have been anxiously waiting for and that for a good reason, as not only was it a new Amiga game but a rather good looking platforming game in the style of Globdule and Steg The Slug. The game comes in a big brown box and […]

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COVID-19 postpones Flashback 20/20 feat. Amiga 35

The good news is: it's NOT cancelled! But public health still comes first.

Due to the ongoing Corona virus outbreak, with social life in the Netherlands being restricted to a minimum since Monday 23rd, the organisers of the "Flashback 20/20 feat. Amiga 35" event, originally to be held on June 27th/28th, have decided to postpone it to September 12th/13th 2020. According to the announcement, event tickets will remain valid for the new dates. It is recommended to reach out to your travel booking partners, if required.

IRIDIUM - Creating Maps - 800% Speed

As we get closer to releasing "IRIDIUM" though you might like to see the map building process. While this map still needs double the amount of layers to create the 3d appearance it gives you an idea of how we have built each one.


Amiga MAST enhanced unidrive external drive teardown

Back in the Christmas of 1991 or 1992, my parents bought me an external floppy drive. It was $129, which was a lot of money back then. The equivalent price would be about $245 after inflation.

I probably found this drive in either AmigaWorld magazine or Computer Shopper, which iirc was a thin newspaper type printed on large format paper.

This external amiga-specific floppy drive with DB23 connectors had a few unique features. It had a two-digit track indicator for which track was being read or written. It also had a few switches in the back. The three switches controlled:

How to mount HPUX 10.20 VxFS logical volumes in a modern linux environment

This is a problem that I’ve wanted to tackle for quite some time. Since I’m using SCSI2SD and also messing around with a few different logic analyzers, I’ve got several HDD images that include both data files and operating system files. When they are sitting on my machine, they are just these huge masses of data, essentially HDD-sized chunks. Of 4GB, 16GB, 32GB and so on. Sometimes, I want to peer into them, or compare contents…..or literally any other manipulation beyond just coping/moving them around.

First beta of PiMiga is out (Pi4)

So, for those of you who like to run Amiga on the raspberry Pi, apparently, the Pi4 was having some issues with Amibian/Amiberry on the new version.

Just today, one for Pi4 is now out in beta format.  Here are some screenshots:

Restored images for Coffin OS WinUAE review

I did a 2 part mini-review of the Coffin r54 OS using WinUAE not long ago, but the ultraimg-hosted images weren’t showing up recently.  I’ve switched to hosting them on wordpress so now you can see them again.  I only did that because I still had the source images. Older posts are probably not going to be fixed unless I need to and can find them on web.archive.org or similar.

Here are the links:

A Look At Ultracore Collector’s Edition – Hardcore Returns

It is time to go back to 1993, a time when the Amiga had AAA studios still releasing games and everything looked absolutely brilliant. Digital Illusions had just released some news about two upcoming action platformer type of games and they also reported that their last pinball game (Pinball Fantasies was just recently released for […]

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COVID-19 cancels RETROpulsiv 15.0

The University of Applied Sciences Hochschule Augsburg also takes measures against Sars-CoV-2 virus spread.

Another retro computing event, the "RETROpulsiv 15.0" to be held at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg from 04. - 05.04.2020 has been cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 disease.

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