Unfortunately, the event will not go ahead due to circumstances partly related to new pandemic restrictions. See you next time!
The Creative Competition for Amiga Ireland 2022 is now accepting entries. Entries will be judged at Amiga Ireland 2022 in January by all in attendance. You can enter as many categories as you like but only one entry per category. Your submission must not have been entered in another/previous competition.
1st Prize: EUR 50 / 2nd Prize: EUR 25 / 3rd Prize: EUR 15.
Closing date for entries is January 26th, 2022. The Creative Competition will be held on Friday, January 28th, 2022. Submit your pixel art or 4-channel MOD below. You do not need to attend to enter, but if you’d like to attend there are some spaces remaining.
MOD / AHX category
Submit 4 channel track in either MOD or AHX format. Maximum 3 minutes and 30 seconds will be played to the judges (but you can submit a longer tune). Protracker v2.3F will be used to play it. Submit as zip or 7z.
PIXEL ART category
Submit a pixel drawing made on Amiga (AmigaOS / AROS / MorphOS / emulated or real hardware). Any application native to those platforms can be used. Ensure your image will display with Multiview.
Submission should include *both an IFF and PNG* version in a zip/7z file.
(Tickets for Amiga Ireland 2022 go on sale in the coming days).
We don’t currently plan to shortlist entries but reserve the right to do so. We will test your submission on receipt and contact you if there is any issue. In the unlikely event that there is a technical problem with presenting your submission on the day, we cannot guarantee it will be included but we will do our best. Submitted files will be published online when results are announced and may also be included shown on live stream / pre-recorded online video / podcasts etc. Results will be announced at the event and will be posted online within days of the event. You can find some previous entries/winners at this link.
Flower Collage by Douglas Compton aka 10MARC – 4th place winner of the 2021 Pixel Art competiton
Amiga Ireland 2022: Beer Edition. happens on Jan 28th & 29th in Athlone. Pre-book tickets on our website. (link)
TF1260 gerber files released (link)
DvPlayer for OS4 gets updated to version 54.7 (link)
Continue reading “Amiga Ireland: Beer Edition. Jan 28th & 29th 2022 in Athlone!”
Amiga Word by TLF, 3rd place winner of the 3D Scene competition 2021
Co-hosting with us today is Eamonn aka Vectorfunk. Find him on Twitter. (link)
Sonos Controller lets you control your speaker and the playback from your Amiga on OS3, 4.1 and MOS. (link)
VirusZ-III Updated, now supports OS4, MOS & AROS as well as 3.1.4 and 3.2 (link)
XTD has released his album – NEXT (link)
.Amiga (Dot Amiga) – A project to dynamically optimise any website for viewing on Amgia web browsers (link)
MediaVault 1.4 adds comprehensive podcast support (link)
Continue reading “Multimedia and Internet with Amiga”
Winter Solstice Tree 2021 by Klearchos Gourgourinis aka Muadib, 2nd place Winner of the 3D Scene competition 2021
M68k plugin developed for IntelliJ and other IDEs. (link)
ZZ9000AX sound card add-on for ZZ9000 in development (link)
HippoPlayer gets another update (link)
Deniser, the open source chip replacement (link)
Gemini Browser released by Karl Jeacle, available on Aminet (link)
TheA500Mini gets announced (link)
A new generation of Vampire turbo boards announced (link)
Amiga Ray Tracers collaboration project starting. Sign up at amigaraytracers.com (link)
ZZAPAmiga a new paper magazine gets released (link)
Inca Man released for sale (link)
Turbo Tomato released, boxed copy the best selling Bitmapsoft Amiga game (link)
Super Cars 2 gets an enhanced version for AGA (link)
Amiga Game Jam 2021 (link)
Dread (Doom clone) for stock A500 demo released (link)
Briley Witch Chronicles – Eagerly awaited C64 RPG from Sarah Jane Avory gets a new trailer (link)
Green Beret gets ported to Amiga (link)
Sydney Hunter and the Sacred Tribe – A fabulous platformer gets a multicolor enhancement for the C64 (link)
Italy has its own printed Amiga magazine: Amiga Passione. Theyre having a free Amiga event on Sept 19th. (link)
ASCII composer for Amiga (link)
Ugly Duck (link)
Made You Look (link)
Top Tweet: (link)
Top FB Post: (link)
SONG OF THE MONTH
True Sadness by Byron Schmidt, 5th place winner of the Amiga Ireland MOD competition 2021
Full credits (link)
Full credits and links: Podcast Artistic Credits
Image: Tron Recognizer by Anthony Jarvis, 1st place at Amiga Ireland 2021 3D Competition
AmiSpeedTest by Karl Jeacle- test your Amigas network/internet speed (link)
vAmiga – the OCS Amiga emulator for MacOS – has come out of beta (link)
OS 3.2 released (link)
Continue reading “Go Out And Play”
Image: Winter Nights by Vasilis Psomiadis, 3rd place winner at Amiga Ireland 2021
Dublin Maker 2021 (link)
TF1230 Design Complete (link)
PiStorm – a turbo board utilising RPi (link)
Continue reading “Chipcoin”
Image: Time and Space by Mattie Whittle, 2nd place winner of the Amiga Ireland 2021 Pixel Art competition.
Amiberry 4.1 has come out of beta and is available for download (link)
AROS One has a new release (link)
GoShell, an attractive, full-screen shell for Amiga (link) Continue reading “Terrible Episode Name”
(Image: Heavy Metal Amiga by Eric Hill aka AmigaLove.com – 1st place winner of the Pixel Art category, Creative Competition 2021)
MsMadLemon is in the New York Times talking about retro computing. (link)
Amiga Ireland 2021 Youtube playlist has been uploaded with all scheduled features (link)
Amiga for Mortals blog (link)
Amiga Ireland 2021 creative competition is complete (link)
Continue reading “How Do They Do That?”
MOD Competition Results
||How Do They Do That
||Banjo Guy Ollie
||Terrible Song Name
||Night of the Hunter
||Your Music 2
Pixel Art Competition Results
||Heavy Metal Amiga
||Time & Space
||Amiga Masterpiece in 31 pixels
3D Scene Competition Results
||Klearchos Gourgourinis a.k.a. muadib
||Winter Solstice Tree 2021
It’s been an absolute privilege. Sincere thanks to all who entered. After six years of gaming and creative competitions, it’s time to make a dedicated gallery of scores and art. Until that happens, you can download and view the artwork here:
Download: MODs | Art
How the voting was done this year
Zoom has a built in polling feature which has advantages and disadvantages for voting. The advantages are that the votes are all recorded automatically with no possibility for error. The downside is that we cannot enforce one of the rules that we have at the in-person event: voters must pay attention and vote for all entries in a category 🙂
With Zoom, someone could vote for the first song, not pay attention to the 2nd song (and miss the vote), vote for the 3rd song and so on. Incomplete categories are not counted at the in-person event. With Zoom, we havo no way of knowing since votes are per entry and not per voter. That said, the number of voters per poll (there was one poll per entry) was consistent to within a range of about ~2-5.
Example of a vote being held
For last year’s (2020) Creative Competition, follow this link.
Picture of a lake rendered in R3D v2. By Andy Jones. Winner of organic section of the recent Amiga Swapshop BBS Raytracing Competition.
Amiga Ireland Online: 2021 happens on January 16th – get your tickets (link)
Alanna Kelly, Director at the Computer Museum of Ireland has finished a huge website revamp with her group. (link)
SDBox for Amiga gives SD card connectivity to A500 (h/t to Mikerochip) (link)
Continue reading “Floppy Fodder”