Monday, June 1, 2020

Episode 67 - Video Toaster Adventures Part 1

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am starting on my NewTek Video Toaster Tutorial series. We learn a bit about the Video Toasters history and how to set it up, and play with some fun effects and dabble in Toasterpaint and the Character Generator. I am recording this to OBS this week so I can simultaneously display the Preview and Main Video Toaster screens, as well as a view of the Video Toaster main screen. My Capture card is causing a second or two delay on the main screen. I will try to find a way around that for the next video. Download the Toaster Software: https://www.discreetfx.com/DownloadToaster.html Check out my pals at "The Amigos" www.everythingamiga.com Join my Patreon! www.patreon.com/10marc Don't forget to visit my website! www.10marc.com

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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
Check out my website: www.10marc.com Care to become a Patron and support my hard work? www.patreon.com/10marc Follow me on Twitter! @10marc1

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


Sunday, April 5, 2020

Episode 59 - Using PDF files on the Amiga

This week on 10MARC I am covering several clever ways to open up PDF files on your Amiga. Be aware that in order to really do this you will need an AGA Amiga or Vampirized A500/600, or a Big Box Amiga with an RTG card. There just is not a really good ECS PDF reader... Program information: Download Ghostscript here: www.whoosh777.com Download EasyGS from Amigakit: https://amigakit.amiga.store/easygs/easygs.lha Get GSGui .38 right here... http://aminet.net/package/text/dtp/GSGui_68k Download RNOPDF for your RTG System: http://jpv.wmhost.com/jpv_software/RNOPDF/ Want to try APDF for your ECS machine? Don't say I did not warn you... http://aminet.net/package/gfx/show/Apdf_common and don't forget that there are three files you need to download to use APDF. Take a peek at the instruction on the above link. Follow me on Twitter: @10marc1 Check out my Patreon: www.patreon.com/10marc Check me out on the web; www.10marc.com


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Episode 58 - 8 Bit and Amiga games for your Commodore Quarantine

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am covering some new games, most released this year or last year that will be fun to play on our Commodore 8 bit and Amiga machines during this quarantine. I am covering releases from the VIC-20, Commoodre 64, Commodore Plus/4 and the Amiga. Here are links to the games I cover in this video: VIC-20: Rodman: Digital copy - Free as of March 2020, but donate anyway! misfit.itch.io Or order the physical cartridge (also on the Penultimate cartridge) www.tfw8b.com VIC Nibbler: Free for download www.hewco.uk Or order the physical cartridge www.tfw8b.com Fire! for the VIC-20 is available free from Double Sided Games, but I was unable to capture footage from it www.doublesidedgames.com Converted Activision games from Antonio Savona and crew: https://csdb.dk/scener/?id=27021 Millie and Mollie )Name your price, but pay him well!) https://carletonhandley.itch.io/millie-and-molly The Retro Hour interviews Carleton Handley https://theretrohour.com/commodore-64-new-and-classic-games-ep217/ le Abbey De Mort - Currently free for the digital download! www.doublesidedgames.com Check out my review: https://youtu.be/-upwR5WDABU Ms Rodman is available from www.tfw8b.com Run Demon Run - Name your price, but make it fair! psytronik.itch.io/demon Neutron (and Santron!) Name your price, but treat Sarah Jane Avory well! sarahjaneavory.itch.io Vegetables Deluxe from Mike Richmond - currenty free! www.doublesidedgames.com Check out my review: https://youtu.be/i1EOJHpQ8IA Shadow over Hawksmill from Psytronik Software Digital version: https://psytronik.itch.io/hawksmill Physical Pre-order: http://www.psytronik.net/newsite/index.php/c64/123-hawksmill Curse of Rabenstein - avaialble for tons of platforms: 8bitgames.itch.io/rabenstein Rygar - totally free for your AGA machine: http://www.indieretronews.com/2019/05/rygar-aga-tecmos-arcade-game-as-amiga.html Tiny Little Slug for Amiga: www.amigashop.org Amiga Bill interviews the creator of "Tiny Little Slug" https://www.twitch.tv/videos/573063564 Inviyya demo for Amiga: https://tigerskunk.itch.io/inviyya Reshoot-R Amiga www.amigashop.org Trap Runner Amiga: www.amigashop.org www.amigaonthelake.com Black Dawn Rebirth www.doublesidedgames.com Check out my review: https://youtu.be/JLWaDNho790 Rotator Amiga: psytronik.itch.io/rotator Follow me on Twitter @10marc1 Check out my Patreon www.patreon.com/10marc


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Episode 57 - Telecommuting on the Amiga

This week we are all staying home to keep safe from the nasty virus, so we need to telecommute to work, and what better way to do that than on our Amiga! Surely it can handle everything! Lets get on the Internet, set up IMAP email on the Amiga, and while we are at it, lets connect Dropbox to the Amiga! Pick up a PCMCIA network card from:
www.retroready.one
Pick up a Gurunet card from: www.amigaonthelake.com
Download Simplemail from:
http://simplemail.sourceforge.net/ 
Get iBrowse from:
https://www.ibrowse-dev.net/ 
Get your MCC Mui files for Simplenet here:
http://aminet.net/package/dev/mui/MCC_TextEditor-15.53
http://aminet.net/package/dev/mui/MCC_NList-0.125
http://aminet.net/package/dev/mui/MCC_BetterString-11.33
Get Dropbox/Google Drive for Amiga here:
http://aminet.net/package/comm/tcp/AmigaCloudHandlers
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@10marc1
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Episode 56 - Classic 520 Accelerator Case and Mini Zorro Unboxing

This week I am doing an unboxing of Jojo073's new Mini Zorro game and reviewing the new 3D printed case for the Classic 520 Accelerator from amigastore.eu - Join me! Order Mini Zorro from: http://www.xente.mundo-r.com/jojo073/... Get your cool Classic 520 case from: www.amigastore.eu Check out the specs on the Classic 520 Accelerator www.irixlabs.com Here is my contact info: www.10marc.com
Twitter: @10marc1


Sunday, March 1, 2020

Episode 55 - Mini Zorro Amiga Game Review

This week I have a fun preview of a new game from Jojo073 and Iron Gate Studios. Mini Zorro! This great little Platform / Puzzle game is beautiful and has a fantastic sound track by Ricardo Vieira. Come join me as I take a look at the new game. Mini Zorro Main Page: http://www.xente.mundo-r.com/jojo073/... Follow Jojo073 on Twitter: @joj073jose Check out his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/jojo073 Listen to Pixel Gaiden Podcast here: http://pixelgaiden.podbean.com/ Check out Todd's Nerd Cave here: https://www.youtube.com/user/mathemabeat Here is my info: www.10marc.com Twitter @10marc1

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Episode 54 - Amiga iBrowse 2.5.2 Review

Welcome to another 10MARC Review. This week I take a look at the new iBrowse web browser for the Classic Amiga. It also works on PPC Amiga, but I won't be talking about that here. I will be talking a bit about AmiSSL and your TCP/IP stack too, but if you want more details about that, I will link to a video about that below. Demo or Purchase iBrowse here: https://www.ibrowse-dev.net/ Get Roadshow TCP/IP Here: https://www.amigashop.org/product_inf... 10MARC Amiga on The Internet, Episode 9 https://youtu.be/oGnUIU0CIFs Website shown in the video: www.amiga.org www.amigalove.com mobile.twitter.com mobile.facebook.com www.10marc.com eab.abime.net Check out my Patreon: www.patreon.com/10marc


Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Commodore Kid
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Thank you all so much! I appreciate it!




Hired Sword II for the C64 Preview - The Chickenhead Chronicles

Welcome back to The ChickenHead Chronicles - This week I am previewing the upcoming (04/03/2020) game Hired Sword II for the Commodore 64. This is a great RPG in the style of Ultima games on the C64, and falls squarely into the "Rated M for Mature" category with it's Racy images and story. Publisher: www.doublesidedgames.com @Dsidedgames Coder: Roy Riggs @furroy Music: Mike Richmond @RichmondMike www.Commodore4ever.net - Supplies hardware such as the Breakout Box for your C64 or C128 My contact info: www.10marc.com @10marc1 Here is a bit more information about combat, Direct from Roy: Combat Quick Notes At the start of each combat, the battle screen is shown. On the left side is the player, the hearts & skulls show how much life/ouch you have, there is an icon showing you the player, and then your four currently active abilities. On the right side is the same for the monster. Every ability is either an attack, marked with a sword, or a defense, marked with a shield. At the start of each combat you are given three options, Fight, Init, or Flee. Fight begins the combat, Init doesn’t do anything, but selecting it shows both sides’ initiative stats so you can better decide what you want to do. Flee lets you run away from a powerful monster, to have a chance to drink a potion, etc. You can also move your cursor up to highlight all of your abilities and the monster’s as well, again to see what you’re up against. Once combat starts, both sides roll for Initiative, if you lose nothing happens, but if you win you get to see what ability the monster will use each round for this turn. Their next ability will be marked with (Angle Bracket) before it. Rolling the dice! To determine the outcome of each dice roll, it works like the boardgame Risk, where the highest dice from each side are paired against each other. The dice are all compared, from highest to lowest, and any side that has extra dice not matched by the opponent are counted as wins as well. The side with the greater number of wins is the winner of the roll. After the Initiative roll for the turn, there are four rounds of combat. You pick your ability and the attacker’s dice are compared to the defender’s dice. For every die roll that beats the defenders, the defender will gain an ouch/lose a life. What happens when both players attack or both defend you might wonder? This is where your ability’s speed comes into play. All abilities have both a speed and a power, generally faster abilities have lesser power and vice versa. In the event of both players picking an attack, one side will randomly intercept the other based on comparative speeds, so the faster side is more likely to win the intercept. The loser has their attack dice turned into defense dice and the round continues as normal. If both players pick Defense, again speeds are compared and a random winner is chosen to riposte, and the winner has their dice turned into attack dice. Smart players will use the riposte/intercept mechanics to their advantage, if a monster has a very powerful attack and you don’t trust your defense to withstand it, you might want to plan to use one of your own very fast but light damage attacks to thwart their strongest attacks. Combat continues if neither side is not dead or flees. After each round the last ability is marked as used with an * asterix. After four rounds a new turn of combat begins. You roll for Initiative again, or have a chance to Flee if things are not going well, and are free to pick from all four of your abilities again. Of course, you can always just spam the fire button until your foes are vanquished and ignore all of the above!


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

GEOS Adventures Episode 1 :An Introduction to GEOS on the Commodore 64

Welcome! I am starting a new series this week - GEOS Adventures.
I have been planning it for a long time and it was just going to be part of the ChickenHead Chronicles, but I decided GEOS is worth even more attention. Enter, The GEOS Adventures series.

In this first episode I am covering how to legally acquire GEOS and set it up for use on real hardware, including running it on an SD2IEC. I am working with real C64 hardware. Future episodes will cover GEOS Programs, printing, getting online with GEOS, GEOS for the C128 and much more.
Come join me!
Mentioned in this video:
Download GEOS from here http://cbmfiles.com/geos/geos-4.php
LyonLabs is a great resource for GEOS! https://www.lyonlabs.org/commodore/on...

Buy your AV Header and maybe an REU from here: www.commodore4ever.net 

Buy your SD2IEC and pick up a few games from The Future was 8 bit. www.tfw8b.com

Micromys V mouse adapter can be purchased from Amigakit www.amigakit.com

Here are some 10MARC related links: www.10marc.com

www.patreon.com/10marc Twitter @10marc1

Episode 53: The Truth about Amiga in America

We have a special guest again this week! Join myself and Eric (Intriq8) from Amigalove as we discuss the real truth behind the Amiga in America. Here's a clue - it was not a European only machine and was very popular here for years.
Mentioned in this video: Amigalove - Americas best Amiga and Commodore forum www.amigalove.com
Twitter: @Amigal0ve
YouTube: www.youtube.com/amigalove
Retro Man Cave: www.youtube.com/retromancave 
Twitter: @TheRetroManCave Neils
Video on Amiga in America: https://youtu.be/8l2_tgwl8GU 
Amiga Bill: www.youtube.com/thegurumeditation
Twitter: @thegurumeditate
 The Amigos (Boat and Aaron) www.youtube.com/amigosretrogaming
Twitter: @Amigosretro & @thedevilbunny

My review of Viva Amiga: https://youtu.be/bL_tfMIJ8hw

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