How Amiga is a NEC Multisync LCD1970VX monitor?

Whenever a LCD monitor comes around, it's worth testing if it's suitable for Amiga use. According to sources, this one partially supports Amiga screenmodes - I gave it a try, or two.

Let's quickly run down the features of the monitor. This is the "partial support" information gathered from famous website 15khz.wikidot.com: 'No practical evidence. I kindly ask author to provide more information. Support is considered "Partial" for now. "Full" can be after test.'

A Look At Prince Of Persia

When thinking about February most people think about Valentine’s Day. Here at Amigaguru we do not care of that; we only remember one thing: the release date of the original Prince Of Persia. Published in February 1991 by Domark, the incredible work of Brøderbund opened an entire new era of gaming, raising the standards of […]

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AMIGA A1100 - new, awesome Amiga 1000 mainboard!

Awesome news from the hardware scene: After numerous FPGA Amiga implementations, re-imagined Amiga 500 and 1200 mainboards, all sorts of new accelerator designs, and so on, the Amiga 1000 gets a major overhaul with "AMIGA A1100".

Miguel "Estrayk" Fides from Spain has just published information about his "A1100" mainboard, which is designed to fit a Amiga 1000 case. Using modern components along with some original ones, this new mainboard looks quite different from the original Amiga 1000 PCB - and it has a lot of impressive new features:

The Kickstart switcher from hell

or: How not to build an electronic device

Learning from this little case study might save the beginner some hours of mistakes and wasted experimentation. A Kickstart switcher for an Amiga 500/600/2000 computer is not a complex device, so for many aspiring hardware developers it's one of the first projects to try. I was one of these.

68000 vs. 68010 CPU performance

The 68010 is a fully compatible drop-in replacement for the 68000, with a few extra features and slightly better performance.

In case you always wondered how much of a speed gain the 68010 would be over the 68000 here are the hard facts as given by classic Amiga benchmarking tool SysInfo:

Unboxing The Great Giana Sisters Special Edition

Most of our readers here at AmigaGuru’s Gamer blog knows about my Giana addiction by now I guess, to some of you this game is just a Super Mario Brothers clone but to me, it is a helluva lot more than that for sure. The guy(s) at retrophase.co.uk knew about this and decided to surprise […]

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A Look At Lemmings

Coded by Dave Jones and published by Psygnosis in 1991, Lemmings is one of those games that entered the Hall of Fame of videogames and that need no presentation. Amiga Computing magazine awarded it a superb score of 97%, claiming that: Lemming is absolutely brilliant. Psygnosis have managed to produce a game that is not […]

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Wayfarer web browser hits v1.10 with audio playback

While I’m still planning to finish my review of the latest MorphOS and Wayfarer in another post, I did stumble upon the news that the newest and most modern Amiga-related browser, Wayfarer, has now added support for streaming audio playback in the latest v1.9, and on top of that, a new v1.10 was just released:

https://wayfarer.icu/history

When they first published this new browser, the author mentioned that he hadn’t planned to have multimedia playback. Maybe this is an indication that video is coming soon?

MorphOS 3.14 and Qemu 5.2

I’ve been away from blogging about Amiga-related news but I’ve been watching (well, mostly). I thought I’d come back by giving the latest MorphOS 3.14 a whirl, along with the latest, matching Chrysalis pack and the latest and greatest Qemu on my updated laptop.

Since I’ve sold all my PowerMacs, I’ll need something to run it on. The latest Qemu releases have been supporting Amiga OS4.1 FE for Sam460 (something I hope to do in the future, to test against WinUAE with the somewhat limited OS 4.1FE Classic) and MorphOS on PowerMac.

So, I headed off to Qemu-land

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