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Commodore Amiga discussion /games thread


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#251 10 months ago
Quoted from djreddog:

Any Winuae users in here? With this down time, I’m ready to tackle this project. Looking for any recommendations and a little guidance.
End goal - to eventually pick up a working A500/600.

I haven't used UAE in ages but if you need help, I'd be happy to try. As far as a working machine, I should still have my A1000 in storage - original box and all. I'm pretty sure I sold the RAM sidecar and don't have any disks any more, but if you want it I'll try to dig it up and bring it along to the next Delaware event.

#252 10 months ago
Quoted from emkay:

I haven't used UAE in ages but if you need help, I'd be happy to try. As far as a working machine, I should still have my A1000 in storage - original box and all. I'm pretty sure I sold the RAM sidecar and don't have any disks any more, but if you want it I'll try to dig it up and bring it along to the next Delaware event.

I'll let you know how I make out! As for the A1000, I may be interested in that. I only ever owned a 500 and a 600, and I don't recall the differences. Let's chat about it once this damn COVID passes over!

#253 10 months ago

In memory of the most beautiful time of my life - my childhood - I converted an old C-64 with Raspberry 3 to a C-64 and Amiga emulator last summer.
It runs several thousand games of both systems, combined with original Competition Pro joysticks and an HDMI connector.
Every now and then we have a 80s party and then we play until our hands hurt, but it's always a lot of fun for everyone involved.

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#254 5 months ago

For those that remember battle chess, they've recreated it with modern graphics
https://store.steampowered.com/app/200150/Battle_Chess_Game_of_Kings/

#255 5 months ago

I love the fact that there are appear to be multiple animations for the same pairings when capturing a piece

#256 5 months ago

If anyone is interested in cycle accurate hardware emulation, checkout MiSTer. It uses the Intel DE-10 Nano FPGA board.
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_MiSTer/wiki.

It has the following Commodore cores: Amiga, C-64, Vic-20, C-16 Plus/4 and PET.

Plus Atari 800, Atari ST/STe, TI 99/4A, Apple II, Mac to name a few

Also does Arcade and Consoles: Atari 2600/5200, ColecoVision, GameBoy, Genesis, NeoGeo, NES, SNES and many more

Lots of fun.

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#257 5 months ago
Quoted from dmilo:

If anyone is interested in cycle accurate hardware emulation, checkout MiSTer. It uses the Intel DE-10 Nano FPGA board.
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_MiSTer/wiki.
It has the following Commodore cores: Amiga, C-64, Vic-20, C-16 Plus/4 and PET.
Plus Atari 800, Atari ST/STe, TI 99/4A, Apple II, Mac to name a few
Also does Arcade and Consoles: Atari 2600/5200, ColecoVision, GameBoy, Genesis, NeoGeo, NES, SNES and many more
Lots of fun.
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Where is the hardware available to buy?

#258 5 months ago
Quoted from Pinballer73:

Where is the hardware available to buy?

Amazon still seems to have it. amazon.com link »

You will need at least 32MB SDRam (128MB for NEO GEO) ebay.com link

Optionally, if you want to use VGA a connection and analog sound, you will need an IO board, otherwise hdmi is built in https://misteraddons.com/products/io-board-v6-1-with-heatsink

#259 5 months ago
Quoted from dmilo:

If anyone is interested in cycle accurate hardware emulation, checkout MiSTer. It uses the Intel DE-10 Nano FPGA board.
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_MiSTer/wiki.
It has the following Commodore cores: Amiga, C-64, Vic-20, C-16 Plus/4 and PET.
Plus Atari 800, Atari ST/STe, TI 99/4A, Apple II, Mac to name a few
Also does Arcade and Consoles: Atari 2600/5200, ColecoVision, GameBoy, Genesis, NeoGeo, NES, SNES and many more
Lots of fun.
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I've done a bunch of projects with raspberry pi devices (hasn't everyone?) and one day will move onto MiSTer however when I very briefly looked at it it seemed like acquiring the hardware wasn't entirely straightforward and required a bit of sourcing from various vendors. I also think a MiSTer project can cost several hundred dollars easily versus a $35 pi.

I realize that FPGA versus emulation makes it worth the extra money and effort... but just never returned to my research to start the project.

#260 5 months ago
Quoted from brainmegaphone:

I've done a bunch of projects with raspberry pi devices (hasn't everyone?) and one day will move onto MiSTer however when I very briefly looked at it it seemed like acquiring the hardware wasn't entirely straightforward and required a bit of sourcing from various vendors. I also think a MiSTer project can cost several hundred dollars easily versus a $35 pi.
I realize that FPGA versus emulation makes it worth the extra money and effort... but just never returned to my research to start the project.

Yes it does cost more, $150 (FPGA) + $20 (32MB) + $60 (IO Board) = ~$230

I plugged mine into a Commodore 64 keyboard (with a C64 to USB adapter) to give it a more retro feel. I have a basement full of real vintage computers, but I haven't used them in a while since I got my MiSTer setup. It's not for everybody, but it's a fun distraction.

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#261 5 months ago
Quoted from dmilo:

Yes it does cost more, $150 (FPGA) + $20 (32MB) + $60 (IO Board) = ~$230
I plugged mine into a Commodore 64 keyboard (with a C64 to USB adapter) to give it a more retro feel. I have a basement full of real vintage computers, but I haven't used them in a while since I got my MiSTer setup. It's not for everybody, but it's a fun distraction.
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That is actually better than I thought parts wise. It seemed like you needed more than 3 items to get started.

Maybe this is my winter project...

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#262 4 months ago

What games? Like to play them

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#263 4 months ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

What games? Like to play them

Not sure what you mean, but there are no games included with it. You add "roms" to your sdcard that you insert into the device. I have 128GB sdcard, which is more than enough for all the games I play mainly on the Amiga/C64. The Amiga core allows you to attach a virtual hard drive and boot into it.

#264 4 months ago

How robust is the games library ? Such as Wayne Gretzky hockey series...seems only certain Amiga games offered.

#265 4 months ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

How robust is the games library ? Such as Wayne Gretzky hockey series...seems only certain Amiga games offered.

I don't think I understand your question. No games are included. The Amiga Core supports Amiga 100/500/2000/3000, Amiga 600/1200,4000 almost all OCS/ECS/AGA custom resolutions, PAL/NTSC. The entire game library should work, especially if you find a version of a game without copy protection. I have not found any game that doesn't work. I have probably have a couple thousand games on the VHD image (including Wayne Gretzky 1 & 2), The VHD doesn't have every game, but those aren't included you can download and run as a floppy.

#266 4 months ago

Where is the best place to buy all the hardware required to setup a working system? I tried the links above that dmilo posted, however the eBay link didn't work and the Amazon link only shows what I believe to be part of what is required. Really looking for the ABC guide on what is required. Hoping someone has the time to post some information.

#267 4 months ago

The 16 year old in me... SO wants to go look at these Amiga Cores...
I've never ever owned an Amiga as I was a out-of-date Atari 8bit nerd.
I very much remember wanting a ST... an Amiga... even a Commodore ... but alas... my parents were; not great at seeing the future and didn't understand the nerdgazm these machines created.

I went from an Atari 800 to a 286PC w/ VGA monochrome.... ah.. the leap that was.
One day; I'll retire... then I'll have infinite time for this sickness I seem to avoided until now.

#268 4 months ago
Quoted from Zitt:

The 16 year old in me... SO wants to go look at these Amiga Cores...
I've never ever owned an Amiga as I was a out-of-date Atari 8bit nerd.
I very much remember wanting a ST... an Amiga... even a Commodore ... but alas... my parents were; not great at seeing the future and didn't understand the nerdgazm these machines created.
I went from an Atari 800 to a 286PC w/ VGA monochrome.... ah.. the leap that was.
One day; I'll retire... then I'll have infinite time for this sickness I seem to avoided until now.

If you do, please do yourself a favor and give Battle Squadron a spin with a quality microswitch joystick. It'll kick your ass but the music is worth the effort.

#269 4 months ago

I'm not trying to discourage anyone from doing the FPGA Amiga stuff by any means (I intend to do so myself). However if you want a quick fix that costs next to nothing purchase Amiga Forever (costs very little). It is a fully licensed emulation program which is constantly updated. I run it myself. Then if you find yourself really enjoying the games and the experience you can always go to the FPGA stuff.

https://www.amigaforever.com/

#270 4 months ago
Quoted from dmilo:

I don't think I understand your question. No games are included. The Amiga Core supports Amiga 100/500/2000/3000, Amiga 600/1200,4000 almost all OCS/ECS/AGA custom resolutions, PAL/NTSC. The entire game library should work, especially if you find a version of a game without copy protection. I have not found any game that doesn't work. I have probably have a couple thousand games on the VHD image (including Wayne Gretzky 1 & 2), The VHD doesn't have every game, but those aren't included you can download and run as a floppy.

Yes I know ...just wondering what games are available these days. I am interested in making a Dedicated Wayne Gretzky hockey arcade game. Love your help to be honest. The Amiga tank mice are a perfect start for controls.

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#271 50 days ago

All - any recommended Amiga collectors forums? I've done a google search and I see a bunch of them with different levels of activity. What is the "pinside" of the Amiga world in your opinion?

Also - any gotek floppy emulator experts out there? Having a small issue with mine on only one game. It asks me to insert disk 2 and I flip to it but it never loads. Every other game works when I need to switch disks.

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#272 16 days ago
Quoted from brainmegaphone:

All - any recommended Amiga collectors forums? I've done a google search and I see a bunch of them with different levels of activity. What is the "pinside" of the Amiga world in your opinion?
Also - any gotek floppy emulator experts out there? Having a small issue with mine on only one game. It asks me to insert disk 2 and I flip to it but it never loads. Every other game works when I need to switch disks.

Sorry for late answer, but have you tried downloading same disks from another place and compared disk checksums? Or you are sure the dumped discs your using on the gotek is 100%?

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#273 6 days ago
Quoted from mtn-:

Sorry for late answer, but have you tried downloading same disks from another place and compared disk checksums? Or you are sure the dumped discs your using on the gotek is 100%?

Thank you for the reply. I've tried a few different sources for the files but haven't reviewed checksums - that's a great next step.

#274 6 days ago

Bought a Shield Pro late last year to run Plex and replace my old Android box that was running Kodi. In doing so I stumbled across a thread that allows you to emulate Amiga games on the Shield Pro. I believe there are multiple ways to accomplish, but I continued to dig and found a super easy way to accomplish this. RetroX. Simply install it and it handles all of the magic. All you have to do is drop your ROMS into a folder and it handles the rest.

Enjoying some good ol Shadow of the Beast and Grand Monster Slam currently. Can’t wait to play some TV Sports football and Speedball 2 among all the other great Amiga games out there!

Check it out!

https://www.retrox.tv/

#275 3 days ago
Quoted from djreddog:

Bought a Shield Pro late last year to run Plex and replace my old Android box that was running Kodi. In doing so I stumbled across a thread that allows you to emulate Amiga games on the Shield Pro. I believe there are multiple ways to accomplish, but I continued to dig and found a super easy way to accomplish this. RetroX. Simply install it and it handles all of the magic. All you have to do is drop your ROMS into a folder and it handles the rest.
Enjoying some good ol Shadow of the Beast and Grand Monster Slam currently. Can’t wait to play some TV Sports football and Speedball 2 among all the other great Amiga games out there!
Check it out!
https://www.retrox.tv/

I'll have to check that out! Shadow of the Beast was such an amazing game for the time. I could get into some Blood Money too.

#276 2 days ago

Blood Money intro and soundtrack is sooo cool....

#277 1 day ago
Quoted from DorkVonWaterfall:

Blood Money intro and soundtrack is sooo cool....

I had most of the Psygnosis game posters on my bedroom walls as a teenager.

“The biggest answered question is... where is the money?”

#278 19 hours ago
Quoted from emkay:

I had most of the Psygnosis game posters on my bedroom walls as a teenager.
“The biggest unanswered question is... where is the money?”

corrected that for you

and I see your blood money and raise you xenon 2: mega blast

#279 15 hours ago
Quoted from j_m_:

corrected that for you
and I see your blood money and raise you xenon 2: mega blast

I think I got autocorrected.. still find that rattling around my brain sometimes.

“There’s a whole lot more coming!”

Edit: I didn’t remember the name but as soon as I saw the video it came back... that was another one that sucked up a ton of time!

#280 9 hours ago

I never had an Amiga, but still have a Commodore 128, 64 and SX64. I haven't tried to power one on in ages. I ran a Commodore BBS in the middle 80's and it was a blast. The BBS had a screaming 10 meg hard drive, literally it made a lot of noise, and cost more than the computer, monitor, and floppy disk drives combined. Anyone still remember BBS's ?

#281 9 hours ago

Used PC BBSs before the Internet. Basically trading pirated software, responding to messages on the boards (not too dissimilar to today's forums), and of course the door games. Tradewars 2002 rocked...

#282 8 hours ago
Quoted from Pinball_Postal:

I never had an Amiga, but still have a Commodore 128, 64 and SX64. I haven't tried to power one on in ages. I ran a Commodore BBS in the middle 80's and it was a blast. The BBS had a screaming 10 meg hard drive, literally it made a lot of noise, and cost more than the computer, monitor, and floppy disk drives combined. Anyone still remember BBS's ?

I had the VIC20 all the way up through the C128D, including an SX64 (and then the Amigas...). Called a lot of BBSes on them but didn't run one until I had a PC. At risk of doxxing & dating myself:

https://defacto2.net/f/ad41f9

(717 is my area code)

#283 8 hours ago
Quoted from metallik:

Tradewars 2002 rocked...

I used to be able to lay in bed and tell when my users were playing the doors just by the noises my hard drives made. Still can't sleep without a fan running in the room.

#284 8 hours ago

Cool thread! I didn’t realize there were amiga fans here! I’ve still got the heavily modded A500 that got me through college along with way too many games. Had an 8mb ram expansion, 1mb chip ram with fat Agnes, 52mb SCSI hard drive, kickstart switcher, and the 570 sidecar cdrom. Fun setup!

Over the years, I collected a ton of hardware in a quest to get one of every model. Probably should reduce my collection a bit, but it’s tough to let go! Lol!

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