Monday, January 13, 2020

Episode 52 - Amiga AGA Graphics vs. PC VGA Graphics

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am going to be comparing the lovely AGA Graphics of the Amiga and comparing them to the original PC VGA and SVGA graphics. Guess who wins? Special thanks to John "Boatofcar" Shawler for giving me the motivation to do this video, and make sure you check the Amigos out here: www.everythingamiga.com Visit my website at www.10marc.com Want to support me on Patreon? www.patreon.com/10marc I am also highlighting a few really nice Amiga AGA games on this video, including the 2019 release for Reshooter-R. You can purchase it here: www.amigashop.org

Monday, January 6, 2020

Episode 51 - Amiga 2000 Adventures Part II: Featuring the Video Toaster

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am revisiting my fairly new Amiga 2000. I cover some history and capabilities of this fine machine, and spend some time with my Retargetable graphics Card, the Picasso II. I also spend some time with the Video Toaster 2000 as we play with a few cameras and some fun transition effects. Come join me! Mentioned in this video: SCSI2SD from Intertial Computers http://www.inertialcomputing.com/ Zorro II Cards still available from: www.irixlabs.com www.icomp.de Open Video Toaster Software: http://www.discreetfx.com/DownloadToa... Follow me on Twitter @10marc1 Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/10marc


Monday, December 30, 2019

Episode 50 - 2019 Amiga Hardware Year in Review

This week I am covering new hardware that has come out in 2019 for our Amigas. We have had quite a few new and really great hardware products this year. If I missed any, please let me know in the comments. The new year also is bringing in a new 10MARC logo and startup video created by the incredibly talented Kevin Saunders, and new audio intro by the incredible Mike Richmond. I am also starting a Patreon, and would love it if you would consider supporting me and my channel in the future, take a moment to check out my Patreon site and perks right here: www.patreon.com/10marc Here are links to all the cool stuff in my video: Stephen Jones Checkmate Case www.checkmate1500plus.com Irix Labs Classic 520 Accelerator : www.irixlabs.com Amiga 500++ Motherboard: a500plusplus@outlook.com ROMulator: www.amigaonthelake.com RGB to Component converter: www.retronicdesign.com Edu Arana A1000 CPU relocator: www.arananet.net Vampire V4 Standalone: https://www.apollo-accelerators.com/ Amiga Tabor Board A1222 www.a1222plus.com Amiga Dust Covers from Retro Ready: www.retroready.one


Thursday, December 26, 2019

Episode 49 - The RetroTink 2X Upscaler Review

This week I am reviewing the really clever RetroTink 2X Upscaler. This device is intended for use with consoles that output 240P and upscale and filter it to 480P, so I thought it would work well on my RGB to Component converter I reviewed in Episode 48. And I was right! It works like a champ to allow display on almost any HDMI TV, and also works so well with my Commodore 8 bit computers. Buy your own Retrotink here: www.retrotink.com Pick up you RGB to Component converter here: www.retronicdesign.com Want those awesome games like Ms. Rodman, Vic Nibbler and others? Also the fantastic Penultimate cartridge! www.tfw8b.com Like Pixel Vixens artwork? www.youtube.com/c/pixelvixen Twitter @lapixelvixen David Wright created the really cool Christmas Intro Graphic this week



Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Episode 48 - Amiga Component Video Adapter

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am reviewing the brand new 23 Pin RGB to Component adapter usable on any Amiga. This adapter will let you hook up to many LCD Televisions that support 240P displays and give you some of the nicest colors I have seen on an Amiga outside a 1084 monitor - and that says a lot!
Buy them here: https://www.retronicdesign.com/en/ami... Check to see if your TV is compatible here: https://static1.squarespace.com/stati... Twitter links: Amiga Bill @thegurumeditate Jojo073 @jojo073jose Eric Schwartz: @ProductionsEric Me: @10marc1


Sunday, December 8, 2019

This week on Chickenhead Chronicles I am interview Ayd Instone, Physics instructor at the Fyling Hall School in England who also hosts a VIC-20 club for the kids every week. He introduces them to BASIC programming and recreates what it was like using computers back in the eighties. Join me as we tour Ayd's classroom and he and I discuss the VIC-20, Childrens learning and many other great topics. School website: www.fylinghall.org Ayd Instone email: a.instone@fylinghall.org Ayd Instone blog: http://aydinstone.wordpress.com Twitter: @aydinstone My Website: www.10marc.com Twitter: @10marc1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/10MinuteAmigaRetroCast


Saturday, November 30, 2019

10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast Episode 47 - Amiga Black Dawn Review

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am reviewing the brand new Black Dawn Rebirth game for our Amiga computers. You just need any Amiga with 1 MB of CHIP RAM to play this, or emulation. Join me as I take a look at gameplay and cover the pros and cons of this new game. There seems to be a buzz noise during my voiceover - That does not come from the game but seems to be coming from my AD516 audio card in my Amiga. I am trying my new Mixer, and I think the Gain may be a bit high. Order it from : www.doublesidedgames.com It was made by: Code & Game Design Shaun Watters Game Graphics & Box Cover Ten Shu Sound & Music Mike Richmond Introduction & Installer Code Colin Vella Testers Olivier Cappelaere Douglas Compton Nicolas Robillard Publisher Jérémie Marsin