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22.06.2022 - How compatible is the Enhancer 2000? (A clone of the Commodore 1541 disk drive) - new video from 'Adrian's Digital Basement'
Video by Adrian's Digital Basement - YouTube screenshotOn today's SMMC 0036, we have a VIC-20 computer and an Enhancer 2000 clone 1541 disk drive to look at. These were found by a local viewer at the Goodwill bins, which is one step removed from e-waste. Lets see if we can get these things working!
22.06.2022 - 50% failure! Can this Commodore SX-64 keyboard be repaired? - new video from 'retrobits'
Video by retrobits - YouTube screenshotEp 63 : Half the keys on this portable C64 don’t work. Options for repairing or replacing the internal membrane. Cleaning, retrobrighting, and creating a new 3D-printed space bar stabilizer.
21.06.2022 - Video: One Year Later - Commodore Amiga Floppy breakthrough for all Emulation fans - WinUAE & FloppyBridge
Video: One Year Later - Commodore Amiga Floppy breakthrough for all Emulation fans - WinUAE & FloppyBridge - YouTube screenshotIt's been one year since releasing the magic that allowed real physical disk access within WinUAE (and Amiberry)! In this video we look back on how all of this happened in a rough timeline including some unseen video footage, a short explanation about why this was so difficult, and also look to the future too.
20.06.2022 - C64 Vision Basic Redefine Charset - video from 'GRay Defender'
Video by GRay Defender - YouTube screenshotIn this video 'GRay Defender' shows off three super optimized BASIC programs and demonstrate how to redefine the character set using Vision BASIC.
20.06.2022 - The Newtek Digiview Review for the Amiga - Episode 128 - new video from '10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast (10MARC)'
Video by 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast (10MARC) - YouTube screenshotThis week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast Doug is reviewing the wonderful DigiView Gold from Newtek! Join him as we capture some fun images and go over how this marvelous device worked.
19.06.2022 - Amiga Future magazine - Issue 157 available for pre-order
Amiga Future magazine - Issue 157 available for pre-orderThe Amiga Future magazine is available as either a single issue or by subscription, either with or without a cover CD in german or english language. Content for #157: - Show Reports: Amiga 37. - Reviews: Space Cadet 3D Pinball, No More Toxic Man, Juniors Great Adventure, Amiga versus board games- Hannibal, Malaga Vice, Devil's Temple - Son of the Kung-Fu Master, Atarenium Falcon, GermZ, VideoClipper, Aminet News, Hollywood Sugarcane 9.1, Hollywood Designer 6.0, vbcc, The A500 Mini, FreewayPro USB Zorro-II Card, MasPlayer 2022 Edition, BFG9060, The Light Corridor. - Special: Trevors Soapbox, Speedrun: Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, The Amiga 600 turns 30 years old, Demoscene. - Workshops: Dream fulfillment. - Others: Editorial, Contents, News, Imprint, Readers CD content.
19.06.2022 - C64 game 'Zoomies!' released
Zoomies! (C64)'Zoomies!' by Second Dimension is a fun little shoot 'em up inspired by the budget Mastertronic games from the old days. The game runs as intended on NTSC but should also be playable on PAL and is free for download.
17.06.2022 - Long lost Amiga game 'Riamel: Black Prophecy' resurrected and released
Riamel: Black Prophecy (Amiga)Riamel was a follow up to Lords of Time, which was created by Steve Postma back in 1994. A very exciting RPG that would span 3 disks, but sadly didn’t seem to get experienced as it should have been. For years, a demo has been floating around, but even that was quite obscure and not within the usual channels to download and check out. Within the demo, it talks about how you can send off for a full copy of the game – though it seems that it may never have reached any hands... until today...
15.06.2022 - New at AMIGAstore.eu - 'ZuluSCSI v1-1' - SCSI to SD adapter'
ZuluSCSI v1-1Use a MicroSD or SD with your SCSI controller. This adapter allows you to use SDCard media instead of a real SCSI device. Compatible with a vast variety of SCSI controllers. Including the Amiga motherboard controllers, 3rd party controllers as the A590 or the Blizzard/Cyberstorm SCSI controllers, Atari, Apple, PC, keyboards/samplers, CNC machines, scientist instruments, etc. A 3,5" bay adapter is available as option.
15.06.2022 - 'Metro Siege' for Amiga - Update for June 9th 2022
Metro Siege - YouTube screenshotCheck out the initial designs for the level 9 biker thugs and then Mike will show and explain the latest additions and enhancements to the gameplay of 'Metro Siege', a retro 16-bit pixel art brawler game by BitBeamCannon. The game is being built from the ground-up with a custom engine that not only runs on modern systems, but on classic Amiga computers.
14.06.2022 - Plus/4 game 'Adder Hunting In The Stone Age' released and free for download
Adder Hunting In The Stone AgeThis game might be considered as a very primitive precursor of Minecraft. :) Its gameplay also has similarity with Xonix. You need to build traps and restrict an area where the adder may move. Then you should wait until the adder enters your trap. This time you should use a stone as quickly as possible to get your trophy. If the hunter directly assaults the snake there is a 50% chance that he will squash it but the beast is fast so it is a weak way to win. The adder can move diagonally, the hunter can't.
14.06.2022 - That Blank Space Before Numbers in Commodore 64 BASIC - new Video from '8-Bit Show And Tell'
Video by 8-Bit Show And Tell - YouTube screenshotWhen positive numbers are converted to strings for printing or manipulation in Commodore BASIC, there's always a blank space in front. While minor in the grand scheme of things, it can make precise formatting annoying. What can be done about it?
13.06.2022 - Video shows 'Hyper Runner', a new sci-fi racing game for the Amiga!
Hyper Runner - YouTube screenshotIn this video we can see a quick run-through of Hyper Runner, a game for Amiga in its early development stages by Raster Wizards, which already looks amazing.
13.06.2022 - C64 game 'BrainBreak' released as digital download
BrainBreak (C64)BrainBreak is a tile/puzzle game for the C64 with several surprising features. It uses hires multicolour graphics and comes with 100 exciting, brain-breaking levels that can be extended by using the included editor. You can get it as digital download for a bargain. A physical version can be pre-ordered from Psytronik.
13.06.2022 - Update for 'ZK64' available
ZK64'ZK64' is a pixel exact emulation of the Commodore 128,Commodore 64, VIC 20, ZX Spectrum 48/128K and Atari 2600. 'Z64K' should run on any platform with an updated java runtime environment installed. Latest updates (v2): - Fixed bug with c1541 and c1571 snapshot component that wasn't saving VIA state correctly. - Fixed bug with C128 snapshots that prevented VDC and 2nd 64K RAM bank from saving.
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