Amiga Ireland: Beer Edition. Jan 28th & 29th 2022 in Athlone!

Flower Collage by Douglas Compton aka 10MARC – 4th place winner of the 2021 Pixel Art competiton

NEWS
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) 

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Multimedia and Internet with Amiga

Amiga Word by TLF, 3rd place winner of the 3D Scene competition 2021

NEWS
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)
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Full Steam Ahead

Winter Solstice Tree 2021 by Klearchos Gourgourinis aka Muadib, 2nd place Winner of the 3D Scene competition 2021

NEWS
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)

GAMES
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)

DISCOVERIES
Italy has its own printed Amiga magazine: Amiga Passione. Theyre having a free Amiga event on Sept 19th. (link)
ASCII composer for Amiga (link)

IBrowse
Ugly Duck (link)
Made You Look (link)

ASK AMIGA
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)

BYE BYE

Full credits and links: Podcast Artistic Credits

Terrible Episode Name

Image: Time and Space by Mattie Whittle, 2nd place winner of the Amiga Ireland 2021 Pixel Art competition.

NEWS
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”

How Do They Do That?

(Image: Heavy Metal Amiga by Eric Hill aka AmigaLove.com – 1st place winner of the Pixel Art category, Creative Competition 2021)

NEWS
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) 

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Amiga Ireland 2021: Online – Creative Competition results

MOD Competition Results

Place Artist Submission Score
1st Punnik How Do They Do That 361
2nd Banjo Guy Ollie Terrible Song Name 354
3rd Alex Menchi Night of the Hunter 351
4th adkd Your Music 2 325
5th Miron Schmidt True Sadness 319
6th Okeanos/TEK Underground Life 295
7th Uberphawx Kersen 288
8th Barkbit Hardware Monkey 225

Pixel Art Competition Results

Place Artist Submission Score
1st Eric Hill/amigalove.com Heavy Metal Amiga 347
2nd Mattie Whittle Time & Space 335
3rd Vasilis Psomiadis Winter Nights 325
4th Douglas Compton Flower Collage 248
5th ArisAmiga Amiga Masterpiece in 31 pixels 247
6th TLF Space Ships 189

3D Scene Competition Results

Place Artist Submission Score
1st Anthony Jarvis Tron Recognizer 424
2nd Klearchos Gourgourinis a.k.a. muadib Winter Solstice Tree 2021 348
3rd TLF Amiga Word 248

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.

Floppy Fodder

Picture of a lake rendered in R3D v2. By Andy Jones. Winner of organic section of the recent Amiga Swapshop BBS Raytracing Competition.

NEWS
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) 

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Quantum of Solstice

A casual chat to wind down the Amiga Ireland year. Thanks for being with us throughout 2020!

Some recommendations for the December break:
Casual Retro Gamer (all things Commodore & Amiga) (link)
Banjo Guy Ollie (great acoustic covers of game tunes) (link)
Mad Pete’s Commodore & Amiga channel (link)
The Amiga Show (link)
The Little Cinema Galway (Aspiring & established film makers create gems within constraints) (link) 

Upskill on Amiga
Amiga Hardware, Music, Magazines & more with Ms Mad Lemon (link)
Lightwave 3D with Muadib (link)
DPaint, Workbench and life in Japan with Pixel Vixen (link)
Amiga Protracker with WASP (link)

BYE BYE