Games galore #34: Riamel Black Prophecy, Hyper Runner, Dungeoneer Turbo, Junior's Great Adventure, The Cthulhu Project
As always, lots of stuff happening: fantasy dungeons galore, a literally "classic" platformer, and, yes, a new 3D racing game!
Greaseweazle v4 - using real Amiga disks on Windows 11
It is very cool that in 2023 I can now use real Amiga floppy disks on my Alienware Windows 11 gaming PC, booting using WinUAE.
I can also run a X-Copy clone software called G-Copy to copy ADF and IPF amiga floppy disk images to real floppy disks. All thanks to Greaseweazle V4 hardware and some cool software!
Trains, Amigas, Japan and Czechia
Well, first up, my apologies for such a late first blog post for 2023. To say this year has been crazy busy has been an understatement.
I have been travelling overseas since after Christmas 2022 in Japan and Czech Republic, and only really came back to some normality around 2 weeks ago when I finally returned home.
AmigaOS 3.2.2 update is out!
AmigaOS is undoubtedly alive, as proven by Hyperion Entertainment and AmigaOS developer team, who have just released another update.
In a nutshell, this update brings improvements and fixes to IconEdit, ShowConfig, TextEdit, RAM disk, several gadgets (listbrowser, sketchboard, layout), window.class, boards.library, and a couple of other things.
Check out Hyperion's press release for full information and download:
Some like it raw
When you develop software, more often than not you face what is called an “implementation dilemma”: a crossroads type of situation where you have to decide which way to go next. What makes the situation tricky is that, unlike Dean and Sal from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, you’re not free to make an arbitrary choice. Bad design decisions always have consequences, often unforeseen and usually bigger than smaller. Take a wrong step, and you end up in a lot of rewriting!
Feburary 21, 2023 - AMIWEST 2023 IS ROLLING!
AmiWest 2023 will be held October 12th to October 15th, at the Holiday Inn Express Cal Expo, in lovely Sacramento California. Click for more details!
Bad picture on RGB on ReAmiga 1200 with D520 or other external units.
If you are using a external scandoubler or similiar. like the D520 and get a bad picture, no picture or weird colors on your ReAmiga 1200.
This can be that the “buffer” of RGB signals is screwing things up. so here is a quick description how to remove that and fix the issue.
First locate the components for this:
S-Video is awesome!
Over the last decades I've tried countless different setups in order to properly capture the Amiga's video output. Pretty much all of them were unsatisfactory, way too expensive (think A4000 plus V-Lab Motion or PAR). Old PC analogue capture cards give quite good results, but device drivers and PCI slots for these are getting really rare. So - finally! - I've decided to drop my attempts with the Composite video connection, and build an S-Video adapter for the Amiga.
Apollo-X - Menu design time
Here is the working design for the HiScore for Apollo-X, more details on my Patreon as far as animation elements to it and other screens :)
Have a great week :)
57 new links in the AMIGA alive Web Directory
Happy New Year! The AMIGA alive Web Directory got updated with 57 new links and a round of corrections - now 529 websites listed.
As always, if you're looking for something specific, make sure to check the "Misc / Mixed" section, as some websites cover multiple different subjects, e.g. software authors may have created very different applications. And/or try your browser's text-search functions to find keywords like application names, authors, game titles, etc.
Please leave a comment if you spot errors, broken links, or would like to see a (your?) website listed.
Apollo-X - Amiga game for any Vampire Amigas - V2 - V4
What a nice way to start 2023 with a new game for the Vampire Amiga.