Diary of an Amiga fanatic

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I noticed it has been some time since I posted a Bucket Weekly. Lately most of my time is being used on my new project the Redhouse File Manager. If you follow my articles you know what I am up to now. The last article was about me hunting for that bug. I found it which was a great relief. I will write some more about it later this week. Yesterday afternoon (Sunday) I played some Amiga games on my A1Se OS4 using RunInUAE. That was some great fun. I played License to Kill which is in my top 10 Amiga games of all time.

I was thinking that I maybe should do some game reviews. But for this I want to play them on a real Amiga and not using a emulator. Also I need to use the keyboard on my A1SE which is not really great. For the time being I might set up my Amiga 500 upstairs so I can play and review them. Another great thing are disk magazines. Currently I have The Vague running a lot. I love The Vague 2 the most because of the mod “Jakim – Clear Mind”. It just brings back all those wonderful memories. Making a disk magazine has always been high on my list. Would be really great if I ever get around making one.

 


It has been a while since I posted a new column. Busy times but yet I managed to use my A1SE a bit. Your’s truly had, and still has, the great pleasure of beta testing AmiSystemRestore from Chris Handley. AmiSystemRestore will allow you to nearly undo any changes to the SYS: partition. Compare it to the Windows restore function. At first I ran in to some problems getting it started (error message) but Chris provided me with an updated version that works. To test it I used AmiUpdate from Simon Archer. AmiSystemRestore detects I am going to update and will do it’s job as you can see from the screenshots below. Of course I will do some more testing and leaving it running in the background for longer periods of time while I run other applications. But so far I am impressed by it.

AmiSystemRestore part 1

AmiSystemRestore part 2

Chris is also the author of another great utility called RunInUAE. Shame on you if you have not tried it yet. ūüôā

RunInUAE is intended to make it incredibly easy to run old Amiga games on Amiga OS4, and it comes with an easy installer, so that you can:

  • Run almost any HD installed 68k game (or program) inside E-UAE, by simply double-clicking on it! Including WHDLoad & JOTD JST installed games.
  • Run ADF & DMS games by double-clicking them. (Needs a little bit of manual set-up if you don’t have at least OS4.1 Update 1.) Otherwise just drag & drop them onto RunInUAE’s icon in AmiDock or it’s AppIcon.
  • Run CD32 & CDTV games from real or virtual CDs. (Compatibility is not great.)
  • The installer can set-up E-UAE with full-speed Sam-optimised settings. But it can also use your existing E-UAE settings if you want.
  • The installer will copy the necessary Kickstart ROMs off an Amiga Forever CD, if you don’t already have them installed.
  • You do¬†not¬†need to set-up any assignments, nor create or edit any cryptic scripts or config files, for it to work! (Unlike alternative solutions.)

This week ACube Systems revealed their AmigaOne 500. It retails for about a 1000 Euro which is somewhat on the expensive side.

The AmigaOne 500 is the complete, ready to run solution for all Amiga users.

Built around the well known Sam460ex, the AmigaOne 500 will let you run AmigaOS 4.1 straight out of the box. No need to look for and install peripherals, no need to hassle with software installation procedure. Just plug your monitor, keyboard and mouse and press the power button to enter into the world of AmigaOS.

Over at¬†OldSchoolGameBlog¬†you care read some more about this. You can say what you want about it (the price tag for example) but the fact remains that there is hardware being released and development going on. As always there is fair comment and the always slashing of any Amiga news on the forums. I guess that (slashing of any Amiga news) is probably the main reason I don’t visit the forums so much any more and just get my news from Amiga blogs and just check the RSS news feeds I subscribe too. It is strange that you got a group of people complaining there is nothing new coming out and once there is new stuff coming out it is rubbish. It does seem that group is getting the overhand in getting as much postings on forums. Again, I am not referring to the fair comments being posted but just the intention of posting nothing but negative stuff on forums. It will not prevent me from enjoying my Amiga experience but it is very annoying to see. Talking about Amiga¬†experience; I am off to play with my A1SE.


Sometimes you remember a game from the past being excellent but once you played it years later it kind of disappoints you. ThunderCats, at least for me, is the opposite. I never played it much when I was young. I usually played it a short while when I watched the cartoon on the television. But all together it was not that much. The weird thing is that with ThunderCats I started to love it more when time passed by. I can play it for a whole afternoon and not get bored one second of it.

ThunderCats title screen

ThunderCats - Jumping water

ThunderCats - Running away?

(Pictures are taken from Hall Of Light)

I like the title music a lot. That kind of tune that sticks in your mind. Something else that also sticks is the sound when you use the sword. Currently I am playing it on my A1SE with RunInUAE without a joystick but with the keyboard. Soon I will be playing it on my A500/A1200 with a real joystick which is going to make it even more fun.

Playing ThunderCats August 2001 (1)

Playing ThunderCats August 2001 (2)


I am always excited to try out new software released for OS4. I had seen RunInUAE before but never tried it out. Till a few weeks ago when it came up often on the Amiga sites. What RunInUAE is?

RunInUAE is intended to make it incredibly easy to run old Amiga games on Amiga OS4, and it comes with an easy installer, so that you can:

Run almost any HD installed 68k game (or program) inside E-UAE, by simply double-clicking on it! Including WHDLoad & JOTD JST installed games.

Run ADF games by double-clicking them. (Needs a little bit of manual set-up if you don’t have at least OS4.1 Update 1.) Otherwise just drag & drop them onto RunInUAE’s icon in AmiDock or it’s AppIcon.

The installer can set-up E-UAE with full-speed Sam-optimised settings. But it can also use your existing E-UAE settings if you want.

The installer will copy the necessary Kickstart ROMs off an Amiga Forever CD, if you don’t already have them installed.

You do not need to set-up any assignments, nor create or edit any cryptic scripts or config files, for it to work! (Unlike alternative ‘solutions’.)

Current version is r3 and can be downloaded from the below links.

Christopher Handley’s website

OS4Depot

I was hooked the minute I started to drag & drop my first game on to the RunInUAE icon. I tried some games in E-UAE before that did not run but with RunInUAE they worked. What I love about it (besides the easy install) is that out of the box you can run your games without having to fiddle with the settings for a considered amount of time and loose interest in the fact that you wanted to play some games.

RunInUAE is very addictive, easy to use and shame on you if you have not tried it yet.