Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Episode 66 - Amiga Upscalers with special guest - Mr. Kola

This week on 10MARC, I am covering four different solutions for displaying or upscaling your Amiga display on a modern monitor. I will cover the RGB to SCART to HDMI solutions, the RetroTink and even some composite solutions. I also have a special guest, Mr. Kola, reviewing the OSSC upscaler for me! Lets get those Amiga's displaying like the should! Follow Mr. Kola on Twitch twitch.com/mrkola and on Twitter @mrkola Thanks to Roushi for the awesome captures from his OSSC! Pick up an RGB to SCART cable here: https://amigastore.eu/en/208-scart-cable-amiga-rgb-to-scart-tv-sound-modified.html How about the SCART to HDMI converter? https://www.amazon.com/VCANDO-Converter-Adapter-Switch-Scaler/dp/B01N06Q9WH/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=scart+to+hdmi&qid=1590458087&sr=8-3 Want an OCCS? https://videogameperfection.com/products/open-source-scan-converter/ How about a RetroTink? https://www.retrotink.com/product-page/retrotink-2x You really need an RGB to Component adapter from Francis https://www.retronicdesign.com/en/amiga-video-to-components-adapter-is-now-available-for-pre-order/ Want to check out some awesome 8 bit videos from Hey Birt! youtube.com/heybirt How about adding a GBS-8220 to your collection? https://www.amazon.com/DEVMO-GBS8200-Converter-Monitor-GBS-8200/dp/B07TWZBQ75/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2XAACX6QBWVKF&dchild=1&keywords=gbs-8220&qid=1590458404&sprefix=gbs-%2Caps%2C234&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFTMzlJTkJYWFhJWCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRJZD1BMDA3NTQwMDE2QzlFNjRRTFA5VSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjIwMzIzQjRPQU9PSUVQSUNUJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== Follow me on Twitter @10marc1 and join me on Patreon! www.patreon.com/10marc

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Episode 65: Amiga 500 Adventures - Pimpin' my A570 CD-ROM

This week on 10 MARC I am exploring my Amiga 500 and upgrading my A570 CD-ROM Drive with 2 MB RAM and a SCSI controller, and topping it off with an SCSI2SD drive! We also have an important special message from our friend Pete Morgan Wanna buy a SCSI2SD? www.inertialcomputing.com Follow Pete Morgan @madpete76 Download that HD Installer software here: http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/hdinst Check out how to set up a SCSI2SD in my video! https://youtu.be/R4w5EZJkNC0 Come join me on Patreon! patreon.com/10marc And follow me on Twitter @10marc1 and don't forget my website! www.10marc.com

Monday, May 11, 2020

10MARC Episode 64 - 15 Khz LCD Monitors for the Amiga

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am reviewing 5 different LCD monitors that work with our 15Khz RGB port on the Amiga. My test machine is an AGA Amiga 1200, and I will be covering various Amiga resolutions, and quite importantly, how they work with games. Check out the list of 15Khz monitors here: 15khz.wikidot.com Want to catch up on the Amigos? www.everythingamiga.com Check out Edu Arana's site for the RGB to VGA Adapter www.arananet.net Follow me on Twitter @10marc1

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

10MARC Episode 63 - USB on the Commodore Amiga

This week on 10MARC I am covering some of the many USB peripherals we can use on our Amiga computers. If you have a USB enabled Amiga, you can do more than just use a USB mouse, keyboard and flash drive. Join me as I experiment with a few interesting things we can do (or try to do) with USB on the Commodore Amiga. Order a RapidRoad USB and/or X-Surf 100 right here: www.icomp.de You need to order a ZZ9000... https://mntre.com/media/ZZ9000_info_md/2019-08-09-ZZ9000-resources.html Want to download Poseidon? You can do that here: http://dump.platon42.de/files/ Interested in the Thylacine USB? Check this out! http://members.iinet.com.au/~loofy/ It is currently unavailable, but the schematics are there Want to order Roadshow TCP/IP stack? Sure you do! https://www.amigashop.org/product_info.php?products_id=200 Gotta Sync your Palm? Get the software here: http://aminet.net/package/comm/misc/PalmGUIv3 Want to try the cAMIra software with your webcam? Hope you have better luck than me... http://aminet.net/package/util/misc/cAMIra
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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Episode 62 - ImageFX for the Amiga Review and Tutorial

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am reviewing the "New" release of ImageFX 4.5 - It is not really new, but it is finally available again! Come join me as I cover installation and go through some of the issues I found with the software. Bust rest assured this is worth every penny! Warm up your Amiga Computer and let's get to work editing photos on your Amiga. This software works great on any Amiga, but really flies on an A1200 or A4000 AGA Machine. It also handles RTG (Retargetable Graphics) quite well. It handles digitizers like the Newtek Digiview, Macrosystems V-Lab and even the Newtek Video Toaster quite well. Where do you buy this? http://apps.amistore.net/imagefx/ www.amigakit.com I Wanna order a poster from Pixel Vixen! https://www.redbubble.com/people/LaPixelVixen/shop Or watch her videos here... www.youtube.com/pixelvixen My review video of the V-Lab capture card: https://youtu.be/rVFBLFDHMm4

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Episode 61 - Commodore A570 CD-ROM Review for the Amiga 500

This week I am reviewing the much neglected Commodore Amiga A570 CD-ROM Drive for the Amiga 500. Like so many things, this was ahead of its time in many ways. Come join me while I explore its capabilities! Mentioned in the the show: Check out my friend Joe Jencks and his awesome music! www.joejencks.com Want to find some CDTV/A570 software? https://archive.org/details/Amiga_CDTV_TOSEC_2009_04_18 Check out my Patreon: www.patreon.com/10marc Or my website: www.10marc.com And visit me on Twitter: @10marc1

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Episode 60 - Bringing JPEG images into the Amiga -

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am importing JPEG images into my Amiga 1000 and converting them into HAM 6 images, and then creating a presentation with Amigavision. All of the photos were taken during the Quarantine right in my yard. Come join me and learn more about getting JPG files into your Amiga! Mentioned in this show: AmigaBill Youtube: youtube.com/thegurumeditation Twitter: @thegurumeditate Twith: twitch.tv/amigabill Pixel Vixen YouTube: youtube.com/pixelvixen Twitter: @lapixelvixen Her video on HAM images: https://youtu.be/Xw7mHJxMLqk Our Collaboration on Personal Paint 7.3: https://youtu.be/XFDCvNxVS8g Buy Personal Paint here: www.ppaint.com www.amigaonthelake.com Dropbox link with the JPG and HAM Images from the show: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wlg3uybheifbmdx/AACukuUWcFZ2csJBCFr5w3rla?dl=1 My contact info: Twitter @10marc1 Web: www.10marc.com email: douglas@dctechaz.com