Monday, April 12, 2021

Amiga HAM 6 & OCS/ECS Graphics Tutorial featuring Image FX

 This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am experimenting with some new photos of beautiful roses that I took on a trip to a Tucson Rose Garden with my wife. These photos are getting the HAM6 treatment and we will be learning to use ImageFX to manipulate and create fantastic HAM6 and other format images.

The system is my original Amiga 500 from 1988, fit into my Checkmate 1500+ Case from Stephen Jones, and using the Vampire V2 from Apollo. Video capture from the Amiga's RGB is helped with the new RGBtoHDMI from C0pperdragon and Retro Rewind. Stephen Jones still has a few cases left! Buy one today! https://www.checkmate1500plus.com/ Need a Vampire for your system? https://www.apollo-accelerators.com/ Check out all of Pixel Vixens videos! https://www.youtube.com/c/PixelVixen/videos especially her HAM6 video. https://youtu.be/Xw7mHJxMLqk How about Jojo073's artwork? Pretty sweet stuff! https://twitter.com/jojo073jose https://www.youtube.com/user/jojo073/videos Speaking of Amiga Artwork... all these HAM6 photos will be available on: https://amigaartwork.com Check me out on all the Socials: https://twitter.com/10marc1 https://www.facebook.com/10MinuteAmigaRetroCast https://10marc.com

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The Rose Garden in Tucson is lovely! Take a virtual tour here. https://www.visittucson.org/business/gene-c-reid-park-rose-garden

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

RGB to HDMI Review for the Amiga 500 - 10MARC Episode 91

 This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am reviewing the cool new RGB to HDMI interface that so many in the Amiga community are talking about. Will this upscaler live up to it's reputation, or is it a big (pi) zero? Take a look and find out!

Want one of these premade boards from Retrorewind? https://retrorewind.ca/amiga-rgbtohdmi Take a look for the discount codes from my friends here: https://www.everythingamiga.com/ https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/ Learn all about the project and support the creator here! https://github.com/c0pperdragon/Amiga-Digital-Video You can download the latest version of the software here: https://github.com/hoglet67/RGBtoHDMI/releases Like all the artwork and MOD files you saw today! It was from Amiga Art Contest 2019 & 2020! Learn more right here! https://www.amigaartwork.com/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/10marc1

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Ep 90 - Adding a Hard Drive LED to a Vampire (Or other 44 pin IDE interface)

 This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am exploring options to add a hard drive LED to the Apollo Vampire and other accelerator cards with the 44 pin IDE header. Join me as I show you how to hook the little guy up!

In a nutshell, we need a cable on pin 39 for the activity light, and pin 42 for power, and then tone the power down with a 330 or smaller Resistor. Interested in some of David Z's 3D prints? Get in touch with me, and I will get you in touch with him! Want a Vampire card for yourself? Sure you do! https://www.apollo-accelerators.com/ Be sure to check out Chris Edwards videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisEdwardsRestoration Like the cute little Disk on Module! Check out Amiga on the Lake. https://www.amigaonthelake.com Check out my websites: https://www.10marc.com https://www/amigaartwork.com follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/10marc1 And join me on Patreon! https://patreon.com/10marc

Amiga 4000 Adventures: Celebrating 4000 subscribers!

 This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am celebrating my 4000'th subscriber by giving a demo of my beloved Amiga 4000! Come join me as we talk about the history and then tear into the machine to see what makes it tic. I also am celebrating my 4096'th subscriber with a new HAM6 picture! How appropriate...

Check out Pauls' awesome repair work: https://www.acill.com You want to listen to the best Retro Podcast? Well, here is Pixel Gaiden! https://pixelgaiden.podbean.com/ Chris Edwards is making some awesome Amiga videos - in his Pajamas! https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisEdwardsRestoration Edu Arana keeps getting mentioned in my videos... https://www.arananet.net/pedidos Follow me on Twitter! https://twitter.com/10marc And check out my websites: https://www.10marc.com https://www.amigaartwork.com


Saturday, March 13, 2021

Amiga 2000 Adventures: Let's build an A2000 - Part 3

 Welcome to Part Three of the Let's Build an Amiga 2000 series. This week we are finishing things up with a nice, new Terriblefire 534 Accelerator and some more RAM!

Want a TerribleFire for yourself? https://amigastore.eu How about some of Edu Arana's cool stuff? https://www.arananet.net/pedidos How about that cool RGBtoHDMI project? Get details here! https://github.com/Bloodmosher/Amiga-VideoSlot-RGBtoHDMI Check out the other vendors mentioned on my show: https://www.amigaonthelake.com https://www.inertialcomputing.com Look me up on my websites! https://www.10marc.com https://www/amigaartwork.com Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/10marc1 How about Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/10marc

Monday, February 22, 2021

Amiga 2000 Adventures: Let's build an Amiga 2000 part 2

 This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am continuing on my Amiga 2000 build. I find some happy and exiting news on my power supply and my networking card! Join me as I install a GoTek, SCSI2SD and a couple of fun ZORRO II cards.

When I get the sizes of the screws I will add them here. Maybe. If I remember

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Amiga 2000 Adventures - Let's Build an A2000 -Part 1- Episode 86

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am starting a new project - building a couple of nice Amiga 2000's from the parts that I have! Join me as I cover a bit of history on the A2000 and talk about what we are going to use inside these wonderful machines. Want a SCSI2SD for your Amiga? Sure you do! https://www.inertialcomputing.com How about a Gotek? You need one of those, too. Our pals at RetroReady.one have them! https://www.retroready.one Join me on Twitter! Https://twitter.com/10marc1 Visit my website! https://www.amigaartwork.com https://www.10marc.com



Sunday, January 31, 2021

Commodore SX-64 Ultra Reset Mod Review - from CBMSTUFF.COM (hardware reset and disk number changer)

 This week on ChickenHead Chronicles I am reviewing and installing the really cool Ultra Reset mod for the Commodore SX-64, produced by Jim Drew from CBMSTUFF.COM - This clever device adds a reset option, Drive number changer and ROM Switcher to Commodores "Portable" computer from 1984.


Want to buy one! Check it out!

https://www.cbmstuff.com/proddetail.php?prod=SX64UltraReset


Be sure to look at all of Jim's other cool products, too.


You know you need Carleton Handley's awesome new "Runn & Gunn" game, too. Check it out here! Come on! It's like $3.00!

https://carletonhandley.itch.io/runn-n-gunn


Don't miss out on the newly released "Kung Fu Flash"

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


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Kung Fu Flash for the Commodore 64 Review - The ChickenHead Chronicles

 This week on Chickenhead Chronicles, I am reviewing the new "Kung Fu Flash" cartridge from Kim Jorgensen and The Future Was 8 Bit. This wonderful goodie will handle almost any .CRT cartridge file and also works with many .D64, .D71 and .D81 files. Join me as I talk about the pros and cons of this great device.

Order one today from our friends at The Future Was 8 Bit:

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


Take a look at information on the Kung Fu Flash here:

https://github.com/KimJorgensen/KungFuFlash


How bout that 8 bit rendition of "Kung Fu Fighting" - I bought it here:

https://majorthird.bandcamp.com/track/kung-fu-fighting-8-bit


You know you want Sarah Jane Avorys new Soul Force Game:

https://www.protovision.games/games/soulforce.php?language=en


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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Brand New Amiga Addict Magazine Review!

This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast I am reviewing the brand new Amiga Magazine, Amiga Addict from our friends in the U.K. Subscribe to Amiga Addict: https://www.amiga-addict.com Also check out Amiga Future magazine: https://www.amigashop.org Looking for info on Stephen Jones new case? https://www.checkmate1500plus.com Of course check out the Amigos: https://everythingamiga.com Need an awesome DTP package for your Amiga or [ahem] other computers? https://www.pagestream.org All of Amiga Bills stuff is available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYt9E2d_GCrPzquW-5MZwmQ https://www.twitch.tv/amigabill Get RNOPDF! http://jpv.wmhost.com/jpv_software/RNOPDF/ Follow me on all the Socials: https://twitter.com/10marc1