February 2024

Versus #10 – The Amiga Demoscene Chart – Voting Has Started!

Hi everyone, Versus is a demoscene chart and disk magazine created by two demo groups, Nukleus and Void, for Amiga OCS/ECS and AmigaOS 4. Nine issues have been released so far. The last one, Versus #9, came out in 2019. Versus #10 is on the way, and voting has officially opened! Cast your vote for your favorite demos, intros, […]

Crawling back to life

If there ever was an annus horribilis in my life, it was 2023 – and the year had started so well! I had updated the Rave audio editor to version 1.6 in February, and began planning new features soon after the release. But unpredictable as it can be, life decided otherwise. In the summer my marriage suddenly collapsed for reasons I’m still trying to fathom, and all of my Amiga activities went on the back burner.

Planes, Trains, Food and catching up with AmiKit creator

 My February has been really busy, travelling for business in late January to Prague, which is in the Czech Republic. I had assumed I would have time to do some blog posts when I returned but it has been very busy since my return in mid February too! 

Before I left for Europe in late January I did get some time to try out some of the latest 2024 Amiga demos from Gerp 2024:

HippoPlayer Updated – Version 2.60 – Amiga

Hi there, Thank you for visiting Old School Game Blog. It’s Sunday today and time for another piece of Amiga-related news. Whilst browsing Aminet for new files to download, I discovered that an update (2.60) for the well-known module player HippoPlayer had been released today! If you are not familiar with HippoPlayer, it is a […]

Balance Blox – A Game Competition on Amigans.net for February 2024

Hi, It’s February and time for a new competition on Amigans.net. This month we’ll be playing Balance Blox by Entwickler-X. Thanks to 328gts for suggesting this game!  A demo version is available on OS4Depot: http://os4depot.net/?function=showfil … zzle/balanceblox_demo.lha The full version can be purchased from Alinea Computer Shop: https://www.amiga-shop.net/en/Amiga-So … ownload-version::800.html The price for the download […]

AROS – Protrekkr 2.6.4 Released!

Hi everyone, Thanks for visiting the Old School Game Blog. I read that a new version of Protrekkr (2.6.4) for AROS was released. The author, Franck “hitchhikr” Charlet, posted information about this in the AROS World forums. Here is an explanation of what Protrekkr is from GitHub: ProTrekkr is a tracker program combining a software synthesizer together […]

The hottest tip ever for playing VirtualGP

Every VirtualGP player has been annoyed by the Amiga Workbench's mousepointer, as it gets stuck on the game screen after clicking the game's menus and entering the race. But there is a surprisingly simple solution!