Articles from Amiga Alive
Paul Rezendes' Amiga 4000 mainboard replica is moving along quite nicely.
Paul Rezendes from California, USA, has started a funding campaign to have PCB data files recreated professionally from an Amiga 4000 mainboard, and publish these under open-source license. A couple of weeks ago the goal of 5000$ was reached, and meanwhile has even been exceeded.
Popular german IT news site Heise has created an Amiga quiz for everyone to test his/her knowledge about our platform.
If you've spent some time with your Amiga, the questions should be pretty easy to answer correctly, probably even if you don't speak german.
But it's a good opportunity to refresh your memory - and to show the world we're still here!
I just scored 290 points - can you beat my result? :-)
Amiga 4000 mainboards are becoming rare these days, and are difficult to repair. But there's hope in sight. A lot of hope. In fact so much hope that you can almost grab a new one! Yes, we can make this happen!
Paul Rezendes from California, USA, has started a funding campaign to have PCB data files professionally recreated from an Amiga 4000 mainboard, and publish these under open-source license.
(This does not include any boards actually being produced - it's only about the data files required to do so.)
Did you know "Blender" had a precursor? And it's Amiga software?
3D artist and photographer Piotr Zgodziński has held an interview with Ton Roosendaal, original primary author of the well known and widely used "Blender" 3D graphics software, and published an article, including the interview, some Blender history, and information about "Traces" - the earliest precursor to Blender, made on Amiga!
It's a very interesting article, with lots of screenshots of "Traces", and maybe best of all: usage instructions, executable and sourcecode!
Massive update to the AMIGA alive Web Directory - now 285 websites listed!
With new sections "Demoscene" and "MorphOS", and 60 new links added.
Ok, actually it's an old page: the
Hardware: Microbotics MBX1230XA accelerator board information page
is back, with updated information!
(And we were able to fix our MBX1230XA accelerator board! :-) )
The arrival of CD-technology for personal computers caused a huge shift in software development and user experience. The added storage capacity led to a hugely increased amount of content delivered with a software title. Gone were the days of swapping floppy disks, now a single CD could deliver everything required, and much more. CD was everything and everywhere.