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Terrible Fire’s accelerators for Amiga

I’ve posted about this fellow before, but on YouTube, a user named Terrible Fire has been designing open sourced amiga Accelerator and vlogginb about it. It was in late 2016, that he put up his first video about an Amiga 500 68020 accelerator (TF520). You can see that video here:

Another cool Homebrew hardware project: Amiga floppy read and write via Arduino

So, back in the day, if you wanted to read or write Amiga floppy disks, you needed a dedicated Amiga floppy drive.  The first workaround was to get a catweasel card from Individual Computers, which would allow a PC standard floppy drive to read and write Amiga floppies.

Then, there was the Kyroflux forensic floppy controller was supposedly able to read Amiga floppies.

MUIMapparium on Amithlon

Just stumbled across this video on YouTube of an Amithlon user running the MUIMapparium program on his machine.

I’ve been meaning to look into this program for a while now.  Nice to see it working on Amithlon (one of my favorite flavors of Amiga).

 

AmiKit X as a Windows front end

Someone on the Amikit X forums has written a forum thread on how to make the AmiKit X system function as a front-end for Windows, running windows programs through rabbithole as well as making the Windows apps have an amiga-look.

Doing this effectively can make your machine look like a very high-end, modern Amiga OS with all the latest app needs being filled in with Windows apps when needed.

Very cool!

See the forum link –> here <–

Amiga CD32 IDE+RAM card in the works

TerribleFire, known for open-source Amiga accelerator designs on YouTube, has added the CD32 as one of the devices he is now making cards for.

This one appears to be a RAM and IDE controller card. As his A500 accelerators have evolved over time, I would expect this one to as well.

Check it out here:

Single boot disk for A1000

So, I’ve never had an A1000, although I hope to one day.  However, unless you are using an ACA500 or another hardware mod, you’ll find booting an a1000 is a two-step process: a Kickstart floppy and a workbench floppy.

Someone recently rediscovered a software application that creates a single-disk for booting and is still commerically available.  Read about his discovery –> here <–

 

Amiga in the Cloud desktop

Okay, so this is interesting.  The creator of Amibian, the Raspberry Pi emulation environment for the small SBC ARM-based computers, has made a javascript emulation of the Amiga called Amibian.js.  I wrote something about this earlier, but you can run this ‘cloud desktop’ by clicking –> here <–

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