8-bit Vengeance – Part 4

Such a busy life, I’ve been living lately: playing like I mean it (PS4, mostly), writing about games, writing about game coding, attending fairs across Europe like the wonderful Amiga34 in Neuss (Germany) or the incredible Lucca Comics&Games, reading novels, reading mangas, studying Japanese and so on … Despite the fact that most of my […]

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HP 16700A boot times and optimization

I’ve been playing with my HP 16700A Logic Analyzer and looking at boot times.

Originally the HP 16700A came with an internal SCSI drive, which was still functioning after 15 or 16 years. This SCSI drive was a 4GB Medalist Pro like a ST34520N or similar. This drive was noisy and I wanted to replace it with something solid state and hopefully gain some speed.

The Amiga Calendar 2020: A Glimpse Of 1990

I wrote about this Calendar last year too, but back then it was covering 1989 on a 2019 Calendar, I guess that was a bit confusing but the point of the calendar is to be a real calendar for the following year but it covers the best games of 1990 and as we Amiga guys […]

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Blastaway – New Wizard Of Wor Like Game For Amiga

Retream is back with yet another game, you might remember the highly popular SkillGrid for the AGA Amiga from earlier this year but if not then you might know of his other games like BOH or Huenison. This time around he made another Amiga OS4.1 title which means that all classic Amiga owners more or […]

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On building an A500++

Commodore Amiga 500 Plus

In the 1980s, Commodore made a newer version of their very popular Amiga 500, called the Amiga 500 Plus. It added a few things, namely newer versions of Kickstart and Workbench — both 2.04, 1MB of Chip RAM, and a motherboard-based Real Time Clock. The RTC was battery backed up, and is responsible for VARTA battery leaks. These batteries leak base (not acid, like most people assume) and this eats the PCB causing failures. There were also minor improvements of the custom chip sets, introducing the Enhanced Chip Set.

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