December 2023

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Hi, Today is December 23rd. Tomorrow is the big day! We’ve spent a lot of time preparing and getting everything set, and now it looks like we’ve reached the goal. The Christmas tree is up, and some of our favorite decorations have found their places (a homemade Christmas house, and a village consisting of different […]

CrowPi Lite laptop running Amikit 12, MIDI and real Amiga floppy disks

Recently I found out about a Raspberry Pi laptop solution called CrowPi Lite. I have seen plenty of these solutions in the past, but they were never truly mobile solutions - but this one is different. 

I decided to get one, and get it working with AmiKit 12, with MIDI hardware support and even using real Amiga floppies via drawbridge usb floppy drives! Keep reading for more details!

SNES9X NG for AmigaOS 4 – New Version Released!

Hi everyone, A few hours ago, a brand new version of the Super Nintendo (SNES) emulator for AmigaOS 4 was released. Snes9X NG is being developed by the well-known programmer HunoPPC, who has ported many games to the platform in the past. He also works on Doom 3 for AmigaOS 4. Here is a video […]

AROS One v2.3 x86 ABIv0 Released

Hi, Thanks for visiting Old School Game Blog. AROS is a lightweight, efficient, and flexible open-source operating system. It is an independent, portable, and free project, which aims to be compatible with AmigaOS at the API level. Most AROS distributions run on x86-based computers. Versions do also exist for Motorola 68K and PowerPC as well. […]

Shiki-Shima train journey

 Finally, after 4 years of trying, I have finally won the lottery for a ticket on the luxury Shiki Shima train in Japan, which is one of the most difficult trains in the world to get a ticket to ride, and one of the most expensive also! 

I got to ride on the Shiki-Shima train in October 2023 and it is an amazing train!

Amiga 500 with AmiKit 12 Pistorm, new games and Checkmate 1500 plus

 Way back in June this year, I setup an Amiga 500 to use the original Commodore A590 and A570 CD drives, with other upgrades as well. You can see that post here

Why is that relevant? Well, at that time I pulled apart my Checkmate 1500 Plus case with an Amiga 500 motherboard and Pistorm upgrade to use for that, leaving the Checkmate case without a computer, and also without a Pistorm setup anymore.

Rick Dangerous for AmigaOS 4

Hi everyone, It’s been quite a while since I last played the classic game Rick Dangerous from Core Design. I remember it very well from my Amiga 500 days in the 1990s, but have only played it from time to time since then. While checking OS4Depot for new releases, I noticed that a Rick Dangerous […]