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stevelord 05 August 2021 16:24

Personal computing on an Amiga in 2021
 
I recently took part in Solรจne's old computing challenge and wrote up my experience more or less exclusively using an Amiga for personal computing. In hindsight, upgrading hardware and installing a brand new OS from scratch wasn't the best starting point but it all worked out in the end.


Along the way I took the time to look at things I really love about Amiga OS, some of the extras I installed and included links to plenty of tutorials for people looking to create with their Amigas, physical or virtual. It was a proper labour of love for me to write, so I hope you enjoy it.

cloverskull 05 August 2021 17:14

At first glance, this looks incredible. I look forward to reading it thoroughly later today. Thanks for writing this up!

ESC 06 August 2021 00:39

I liked the article, it was a very interesting read to say the least, got me thinking of maybe doing something similar myself :)

You got one part wrong however, you wrote this "Dread is an upcoming unaccelerated Amiga 500 Doom remake", it's not a remake, it's a Doom clone/like, just thought I'd inform you if you didn't know or wrote wrong by mistake :)

fxgogo 06 August 2021 01:45

Nice article. Apart from browsing the web, most things could be done on this old machine. But that is part of the problem we have in computing, we create more powerful stuff without fully realising the power of the existing stuff.

NovaCoder 06 August 2021 08:18

Thanks, great read :)

stevelord 06 August 2021 11:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by ESC (Post 1499615)
I liked the article, it was a very interesting read to say the least, got me thinking of maybe doing something similar myself :)


You absolutely should. It's not all sweetness and light. There's more effort involved in getting things working. But there's definitely a sense of it all getting out of the way and letting you crack on to it.


Quote:

You got one part wrong however, you wrote this "Dread is an upcoming unaccelerated Amiga 500 Doom remake", it's not a remake, it's a Doom clone/like, just thought I'd inform you if you didn't know or wrote wrong by mistake :)

Thanks for pointing that out. I've been racking my head as to why I thought it was a remake/demake and I think it's probably because they were using doom assets earlier. I've changed it to Doom-like because I think "clone" underplays just how much hard work has gone into it!

malko 06 August 2021 13:20

Thanks for the link and the interesting reading :)

yelo 06 August 2021 13:56

What a fun read :)

amigang 06 August 2021 19:04

Great little read! Hope you had fun on Amiga! The computer that never dies!!!


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