Ok I have a confession to make, today’s blog post is not being written as usual on my Amigaone X5000. The reason that today’s blog post is being written from […]
Handling ~40GB of downloaded installation archives is not for the squeamish. And I built the M68000 CPU socket connector. And then there comes the moment of truth.
Disclaimer: This is not an instruction. Use at your own risk. No responsibility taken for whatever you do. Safety first. Kids, dont try this at home.
This is the story how to reverseengineer a 040 board, and take it to the next step.
This board is shown for the first time at Amiga32 in Neuss/Germany
TL;DR: files at bottom of this post!
The Commodore A3640 is a well known CPU board for the Commodore Amiga.
It is also know as the 040 board that is ordered as the WORST CPU board ever…
AND it is true..
BUT! this board is the only we have with all data on all chips.. all GAL data is released by Dave Haynie some time ago.
It wasn't a hoax: IBrowse lives! In April 2017 we reported news about iBrowse being (still?) actively developed (again?), and a few days ago the iBrowse page was updated with more information. Additionally, Voyager web browser has resurfaced with a GPL source code release!
The changes in iBrowse 2.5 are too numerous too list, but here are some highlights:
Hermes is actually a Dreamcast game with AmigaOS4, MacOS-X and Windows versions on the same CD. The Dreamcast version can be seen as the main dish here i guess, the rest as side dishes as it is mostly seen as a Dreamcast only title as that is the only format the game autoboots on. The last attempt of this that i know of was Leona’s Adventure but as you may know this project failed to...
Just thought that some Amigans might like to see this one person’s efforts with the TF530 accelerator I’ve been talking about recently:
Lumberjack Reloaded for the Amiga came out a couple months ago now, the reason for this late article is that i wanted to try the game a bit more on various hardware here. There’s two versions available, 1 CD version (CD32/CDTV) and 1 Floppy version and the one i got is the CD version which works on both the CDTV and the CD32. Every version of Lumberjack Reloaded comes in a white DVD case and...
Seeing as my first ever games console was the Atari 2600, it should come as no surprise that I have a certain fondness for all things Atari. I still own […]
Apollo team has released an activity report on their forum website, addressing some current issues, like the halted Vampire V2 600 production, as well as ongoing new developments.
Some highlights from their report:
- GOLD 2.7 includes faster IDE, hardware sprites, optimized rewrite of RTG graphics driver, MapROM functionality, hybrid software/hardware FPU, HyperThreading, and more
- GOLD 2.7 core will be available for Vampire V2 500, V2 600, and V4
Website "Popular mechanics" has published a nice article that kind of gives a rundown of the entire history of Amiga computing, and an insight into the enthusiasm that still keeps the platform alive.