Thank You! ( and check your e-mail)

New Mortal Kombat movie in the works and looks very promising according to the Galway Gamer’s commentary. link

Rocky Bergen has made a Papercraft A500 link

Pixel Vixen link
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Volker Wertich interview transcript – Amiga Ireland 2019

A new Settlers game is in development and is being led by the original creator, Volker Wertich, who very kindly agreed to be our virtual guest for interview at Amiga Ireland 2019. The event happened on January 18th & 19th in Athlone, Ireland. These interviews are conducted using a large sound system with an overhead projector. Here is an abridged transcript.

AI: Volker, thank you very much for giving us some time today. We all know you of course as the creator of The Settlers and you have a new Settlers game coming out but maybe to start with we could go back to the beginning?
VW: Sure, that’s fine.

AI: You started developing at the age of thirteen and sold your first game at the age of fourteen. How was it possible to learn and produce something in such a short period of time?
VW: I was working on the VIC-20 as you know
(VIC-20 user in the audience: “Wuhooo!”)
VW: and of course the VIC-20 originally had 3.5 KB of memory space. That’s not that much so whatever you’re doing, your project will probably be finished after a few months otherwise there’s just not enough space to do any big project there. Another thing is of course at the age of twelve to eighteen I guess you can learn things very very quickly if you are dedicated to them. So I cared much less for school and much more for coding and that was really exciting. I had some logic talent but not really a language talent so this was really helpful. On the other hand if you just have to co-ordinate and agree on design and coding implementation with yourself you can become incredibly efficient.
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Amiga Ireland 2019 MOD Competition Results

The standard of the Amiga Ireland 2019 MOD Competition was very high this year. A huge thank you to those who gave their time and talent to enter. Congratulations to all involved. Thank you also to amigaforever.com, c64forever.com and  www.retroready.one for sponsoring the prize for first, second and third place.

The MODs were played on an A1200 with the exception of #4 which was played using WinUAE for technical reasons.

Results:
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Ice Cube – Last episode before Amiga Ireland 2019!

We have Mortal Kombat news – twice!
We look at some new games and another WinUAE update
Extra special guest at the Amiga Ireland Meeting 2019

WinUAE 4.1 released
link Rewrite of the bridgeboard emulation system, general fixes and improvements, including improved AGA emulation (more accurate positioning, fetch mode features added)

New version of Amiga AMP
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Happy Christmas 2018

Happy Christmas from Amiga Ireland to everyone listening and coming to the event in January. One more podcast until the big weekend!

Music: Radix https://mosaik.se

Music: Joe Dixon’s excellent cover of Walking in the Air from Frosty the Snowman 2 Turbo!

 

Jacqueline

(Image “Phoebes Steps 3” by Muadib)

Vampire 1200 closer and closer. First video on YT.
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Geos 2.0 source code released.
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New turbo card from Poland for Amiga 500 – CS540
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That’s Settled

Kipper2K has developed a replacement keyboard for Amigas that uses Cherry MX keys – well regarded amongst keyboard aficionados. A500, 600, 1200 and external keyboards in the works. Custom Cherry keycaps also in the works. link

Peceha has drawn very stylish 4 colour icons.
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Jon Aasenden is creating a distributed software system that can run native Amiga applications. link
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HellaMiga

A lot of great things happening in the world of Amiga and Amiga Ireland this month.

New keycaps finally in production
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Commodore the Inside Story by David Pleasance available to buy:
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10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast is a new Amiga show that is viewable on your Amiga with the right setup link
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David Pleasance & Trevor Dickenson – Past, Present and Future

At Amiga Ireland in January 2018 we talked with David & Trevor and learned about past and current projects as well as ventures in the USA, Britain and Ireland. Projects include David Pleasances book as well as some potentially new hardware in the works.