Saturday, March 12, 2022

Upgrading my Amiga 3000 with an A3640 Accelerator - Episode 120

 This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am getting back into my lovely Amiga 3000 and putting a 25 Mhz 68040 under the hood! The only problem is that the A3640 cards are not "officially" supported by the Desktop A3000 and for good reasons! Join me as I talk about the issues and how I overcame them and made a stable and fast A3000!

Do you need a Bhudda IDE card in your life? Get it here!

https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/en/shop/product/buddha-ide.html

How about a SCSI2SD in case you have a SCSI card?

https://inertialcomputing.com

This is a great article about upgrading the A3000 with an A3640:

http://www.l8r.net/technical/t-a3640.shtml

Have a hardware goodie to recap or repair? Or just need to order some cool stuff?

https://retrorewind.ca

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Upgrading my Amiga 500 from OCS to ECS - Episode 119

 This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am upgrading my shiny new Amiga 500 to a full ECS machine with 1 MB of CHIP RAM and all the fancy-pants ECS video modes! Join me as I go over the procedures, including the modifications to your Amiga 500 to upgrade it, and review the nice ECS Chipset. It is more powerful than you might think!

How about that cool Ace2b from Individual Computers? Or ordering an 8372A Agnus Chip? Check out the goodness here!

https://icomp.de

Remember, to use the 1 MB Agnus, break the connections between pads 2 & 3 on J2, bridge pads 1 & 2 of J2, and cut the trace for JPA7. 

Are you a DIY Guy? Check out the Github for making your own 2MB Agnus adapter!

https://github.com/LIV2/A500-2Meg-Chip-ram

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A Shiny New Amiga 500 Arrives! Episode 118

 This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am sharing my shiny new Amiga 500 I just received. We will take her apart and see what's inside and also talk about her history and where she came from. 

Interested in checking out the stuff from Retro Rewind?

https://www.retrorewind.ca

How about that 2MB Agnus Upgrade from Individual Computers?

https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/en/produkt-details/product/ace2.html

How about the awesome ACA500?

https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/en/produkt-details/product/ACA500plus.html

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The Rogue64 Review for the Commodore 64

This week on "ChickenHead Chronicles" I am reviewing the new game from Badger Punch Games and BitMapSoft "Rogue64". As the name implies this is a "Rogue Like" game for the awesome Commodore 64! Enjoy!

Want the Cartridge version? There will be more soon!

https://www.bitmapsoft.co.uk/product/rogue-64/

How about the Itch.io version?

https://badgerpunch.itch.io/rogue64

You might want a Kung Fu Flash to go with it...

https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/kung-fu-flash.html

https://retrorewind.ca/kungfuflash

10MARC won Retro Rewinds Donation Drive for 2021! Awesome! Frank will be donating two $50 gift cards for his shop - to enter, just email, message, or smoke signal a picture of your Amiga Setup! This will be a random drawing, so quality does not matter! One entry per person, unless you are a Patron... They get a few extra entries tossed in for being so awesome!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Amiga 600 RGB2HDMI Review - Episode 117

This week on 10MARC, I am covering the really awesome new RGB2HDMI interface for the Amiga 600 created by Joachim Firnhaber. This great little interface lets your Amiga 600 join in on the Raspberry Pi Zero fun and get a rock solid, non interlaced HDMI display!


Interested in this project? Check out...

https://github.com/jockel71/RGB_HDMI_A600


How about checking out my pal Jan Beta's review?

https://youtu.be/a063IfVbhoI


Don't forget Hoglet67's awesome software that you need!

https://github.com/hoglet67/RGBtoHDMI/releases


10MARC won Retro Rewinds Donation Drive for 2021! Awesome! Frank will be donating two $50 gift cards for his shop - to enter, just email, message, or smoke signal a picture of your Amiga Setup! This will be a random drawing, so quality does not matter! One entry per person, unless you are a Patron... They get a few extra entries tossed in for being so awesome!

Email your picture to art@amigaartwork.com


Index:

0:00 - The Opening Credits

0:16 - Monologue

5:00 - The A600 RGB2HDMI

9:25 - How does she look

12:12 - Fixing Overscan modes

14:16 - Games!

16:01 - UNLIMITED POWER!

16:22 - The Finicky Furia

22:25 - My Opinions...

25:59 - 10MARC Wins Retro Rewinds Contest


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