AMIGA alive 03: Juggler (1986) and BoingBall (1984) (Video)

"AMIGA alive 03 - Juggler (1986) and BoingBall (1984)" is out! This time with a little history lesson: the legendary Juggler and BoingBall demos, shown in the early days of the Amiga, and responsible for stunning the audience. We hope you enjoy it, and as always comments are welcome!

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 <–

MorphOS on emulation may be possible soon

MorphOS is one of my favorite NG Amiga derivatives but currently, it requires either expensive, hard to find PowerPC hardware or old Mac PowerPC hardware.  I’ve personally wished we could run it under emulation like we can now with Classic Amiga and OS4.1FE.

Well, that may soon be possible.  The widely used QEMU emulation software (part of which is powering the PowerPC cpu portion of WinUAE and FS-UAE), may soon enable MorphOS under emulation.

DropBox when using emulation

Okay, about 4 years ago (or so), I wrote up a quick guide for using Dropbox transparently from within Windows emulation, so that it looks like a native app on the Amiga side.  It was a very simple guide with linked screenshots.

As I’m planning to get Amikit X soon, I’ll be following my own guide soon to get desktop access to syncing with dropbox on the windows system.

See the link to this –> here <–

68k Game ports

This page may not be news to some, but the author of the 68k version of Netsurf has a page with games ported to classic amiga.

Check them out –> here <–

AMIGA alive software: rewincy v0.8 - window and screen cycling

Our second - still rather tiny - software release is out. It's rewincy v0.8, a Workbench commodity for AmigaOS2.0 or higher. Rewincy will add Windows-"Alt-Tab"-like functionality to your Workbench: cycle through windows and screens, and zip windows, using your keyboard.

You can configure keys and colors, and run it from CLI or Workbench alike. Rewincy is based on M. Cortese's "Altabber", with added features, and just like Altabber it's freeware, of course. It has been cross-compiled from Linux to AmigaOS with vbcc, sources and makefile are included.

AMIGA alive software: rentp v0.4 - NTP time synchronization

Our first - tiny, admittedly - software release it out. It's rentp v0.4, a Network Time Protocol time synchronization utility for AmigaOS2.0 or higher.

Here's a usage example:

rentp -o120

...will sync time from Fedora's timeserver, using 120 mins.
UTC offset (=Germany summer daylight saving time). UTC
offset should be supplied, otherwise time will probably be
wrong (unless you live in UTC zone 0).