Africa

A big donation has arrived at the museum compliments of a computer programmer who owned it. It includes an A500, monitor, Commodore Amiga monitor cover, lots of games, technical manuals and more. Thanks Pat. Here’s a 6 minute interview we had at the time.

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Mega65
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The-C64
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New mouse driver for OS4 has been released. Code cleanup and new features for Logitech and Cherry mice link
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Amiga Ireland – Half year update 👋

We’re approaching the halfway point between the previous and next Amiga Ireland event. Here’s what’s been happening:

Dave Haynie is coming to Amiga Ireland 2020. What else can we say? This is incredible news. We are very much looking forward to meeting and speaking with him. Most recently Dave has written about his time with Commodore in the book Commodore: The Inside Story by David Pleasance and is some copies are available here at Amiga Kit.
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Superhot

(Image with thanks to Tony Aksnes at https://blog.amigaguru.com/amiga-spotted-in-superhot-vr)

Massive MOD collection available in one handy download place
Amigas featuring in modern games
Roadie – a tool for your favourite TCP/IP stack

AGABlaster
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GoADF
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Albatross – a lockscreen for 68K Amiga link
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Italy’s Amiga scene with Alessandro Adamou

We talk about the scene in Italy before and during Commodore’s reign.

Pre-Commodore game development in Italy

Zaccaria produced a set of pinball machines between 1972 and 1988, eventually developing a handful of arcade games (e.g. Money Money, Quasar, Jack Rabbit). The pinball tables were so renowned that a PC game exists today, devoted to re-creating those tables in 3D.
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Bambi-Amiga’s Darren Glenn

www.bambi-amiga.co.uk is a fascinating Amiga project. It’s the projects and services it hosts, but it’s the infrastructure itself – an Amiga 1200 based in England.

Meet the gentleman behind it and afterwards be sure to visit and browse the excellent sites on there. If you’re technically inclined, consider hosting your project using the services there.

Also, the excellent floppy disk service is very useful and used by Amigans the world over. View it here.

Guess Who?

Amiga Ireland 2020 “Guess Who” crossword click here

The Motherfolkers Podcast with Banjo Guy Ollie YouTube

New version of Personal Paint released. V 7.3c for Classic OS3 and OS4. link

Hoffman PT-1210 special. Special edition of Unstable Radio with a 100% Commodore Amiga DJ set using two Amiga 1200’s and a DJ Mixer. link

DosBox RTG and AGA0.74 by NovaCoder
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Whdload 18.4 released
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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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