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Amiga News and Community Announcements / Amiga Christmas Tree 2021!
« Last post by Cammy on December 01, 2021, 07:42:56 AM »
Hi everyone! I would like to announce that I've finished making the Amiga Christmas Tree website for 2021! It's a page where all the Christmas related Amiga games are listed for you to enjoy. I've kept the page simple so it's viewable in IBrowse and AWeb on your Amiga too! :)

I will continue to update the website before Christmas Day so if you have any games to add, please contact me either through Facebook or at my e-mail arcadecammy @ gmail.com! Happy Festive Season!

http://amigachristmastree.ultimateamiga.com/
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Other Operating Systems / Attack of the PETSCII Robots for the C128
« Last post by RobertB on November 30, 2021, 09:50:30 AM »
     Here we go... a new, commercial game for the Commodore 128!  It is Attack of the PETSCII Robots!  Released earlier for the C64, VIC-20, and PET, the C128 version makes use of the C128's extra memory space, uses burst load with a 1571 or 1581 drive, makes use of the full C128 keyboard, and has dual monitor mode (map screen in 80-columns at the same time as main screen in 40-columns).  Priced from $10 to $50 US (options from digital download to autographed box with physical disks), Attack of the PETSCII Robots C128 is available at

https://www.the8bitguy.com/product/petscii-robots-for-commodore-128/

     Merry Christmas!
     Robert Bernardo
     Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
     Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
     Commodore Los Angeles Super Show - http://www.portcommodore.com/class

P.S. An Amiga version of the game is planned!
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Gday Amigans,

"Brilliance II Tutorial - Rub Thru"

Well its slightly later than I had hoped but it certainly did bug me that I said I would do tutorials back some time ago, Life, Family, Work and other Amiga projects got in the way :)
Very happy to let you know I have created a simple Tutorial. Youtube video and PDF as well as the source files to play with.

The youtube video of what the tutorial is Kevin Saunders - Brilliance II - Rub Thru - Tutorial and files https://youtu.be/QygaBEgCKwE

The source files and PDF
My Blog - PDF and source files https://www.patreon.com/posts/brilliance-ii-59264257
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Anyone have a source for ram chips for the A2058?   I have a couple cards I would like to fill up.. Thankfully all my A2091 cards are fully populated but both my A2058 cards are not and need 6 meg each to fill.
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Echoing Pat. Wow, good diagnostic work. Hopefully it's just a wonky burn of the ROMs. One other (very unlikely) possibility, there have been a few hacks for the 2091 in recent years, some of which also require a modified set of ROMs - did you accidentally end up with modified v7 ROMs that don't match your unmodified 2091? @SpeedGeek is our resident 2091 expert and can probably help figure that out. I'll bet those v8 ROMs you mentioned would also be of interest. ;)

There have indeed been a ton of developments in Amigaland in recent years, particularly in the last 5 or so as FPGA technology has taken off. I've been engaged all this time and I still can't keep track of it all!


The cards are stock but I did replace the SCSI controller chip upgrading from the -04 to the -08.   The two sets of roms I bought from the same place exhibit the same errors on two different A2091 card versions so I think it is just a bad batch that was burned.  I will be getting replacements shortly from them.


The v8 roms are not having any issues at all so far.  This was two sets of v7.0 that I purchased that has the problem.  I am sending them back so they should be able to wipe and reburn them as well.


Now.. to find some extra ram chips for a couple A2058 cards....



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Echoing Pat. Wow, good diagnostic work. Hopefully it's just a wonky burn of the ROMs. One other (very unlikely) possibility, there have been a few hacks for the 2091 in recent years, some of which also require a modified set of ROMs - did you accidentally end up with modified v7 ROMs that don't match your unmodified 2091? @SpeedGeek is our resident 2091 expert and can probably help figure that out. I'll bet those v8 ROMs you mentioned would also be of interest. ;)

There have indeed been a ton of developments in Amigaland in recent years, particularly in the last 5 or so as FPGA technology has taken off. I've been engaged all this time and I still can't keep track of it all!
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Wow. That is good news and I think anybody would have real problems working that one out!


Just so happens, I am a former Commodore Technical Engineer from back in the good days of Amiga.   While I am only now back in the scene after 35 years (went military again after my Commodore days), it is all coming back to me slowly as I rebuild a couple systems.  Most questions these days are for the 'new' gear and hardware that has been released by others in all that time.   Too bad someone did not have the means to really revamp the Amiga and release it again as a viable computer for the masses.  I know a couple companies tried but the problem was, they were way way too expensive to become a viable buy for most Amiga users.

If someone could just update the A1200 to fully support modern graphics and other peripherals while still maintaining backward compatibility for cards and software, AND be able to sell it for between $500 and $1000, I have no doubt it would become hot selling. 


I mean heck, imagine an Amiga running using a modern day nvidia video card or AMD video card and able to run PC software full blown using the same kind of technique you see with the Pi Rasberry stuff it can already use.  Just that thing allows Amiga to run Linux.  The missing part is the video hardware to be able to run modern stuff though.

Ahh well, not going to happen so in the meantime, will just upgrade to the max whatever I do have here! 



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Wow. That is good news and I think anybody would have real problems working that one out!
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Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: Amiga 4000 takes eight minutes to boot
« Last post by David Wright on November 29, 2021, 11:43:36 PM »
Anyone here know where in US I can get diagroms?
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Did you use 3.2’s HDToolbox to prep the drive? Not just to partition it, but to install the RDB from scratch? The other HDToolbox suggestion I have is to make sure the Direct SCSI option is enabled.

Do you have another SCSI ribbon cable you can try? An invisible defect in the cable seems like a real possibility if the problems are less frequent when one of the drives is external.

Have you configured SCSI2SD at all? There are a number of options that might be worth looking at.


All the above, yep.


BUT I think I may have figured out the issue.  It's the roms.  Whomever burned these two sets, screwed up.  They claim to be 7.0 roms but when I put in an official set, things work and the problem so far does not appear again.  I put these roms I bought in, and the problem shows up again.  Being I got them from a reputable place, I am thinking these are a bad write of the code or wrong code burned to these chips.


I am also reverting to 2048 block size because 4096 also causes too much headache in overhead with memory.



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