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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 December 2018, 22:56
Replies: 7
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Posted By roberthazelby
Thanks everyone for the kind comments. Matt and I...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. Matt and I will also look into getting this uploaded to Aminet.

The response to issue one on Facebook has been amazing, and it looks like we have several new...
Forum: News 11 November 2018, 15:16
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
Afternoon, just a quick bump to this thread....

Afternoon, just a quick bump to this thread. We've got a decent number of people attending, but we'd love it if we could get a few more people along to this all day event.

It's just outside...
Forum: News 18 October 2018, 00:33
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
Apologies. I was so keen to get the event...

Apologies. I was so keen to get the event promoted I missed off the date.

I’ve now added it. It’s Saturday 26th Januay 2019. Marle, could you PM me your name so I can add it the spreadsheet of...
Forum: News 17 October 2018, 00:08
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
JANUARY 26TH 2019 AMIGA MEET - "WORKBENCH 2019" -...

JANUARY 26TH 2019 AMIGA MEET - "WORKBENCH 2019" - ALL WELCOME

11 hours of Amiga gaming, repairs, upgrading and with special guests! Make a weekend of it and join in the fun!

Moving away from...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 September 2018, 15:43
Replies: 93
Views: 8,937
Posted By roberthazelby
I've really enjoyed the Shadow of the Beast 1 and...

I've really enjoyed the Shadow of the Beast 1 and 2 episodes.

Your reaction to Beast 2 was the same as mine when I first loaded it up. Gone are the beautiful backgrounds of the first game, and...
Forum: News 21 September 2018, 15:20
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
SWAG Meet 8 - Saturday, September 29th 2018 ...

SWAG Meet 8 - Saturday, September 29th 2018

Meeting Details

We’ve arranged to hold our eighth SWAG meeting at the Swindon Makerspace - http://www.swindon-makerspace.org/ - a fully refurbished...
Forum: News 03 September 2018, 08:36
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By roberthazelby
I thought the jump fall was too fast when I first...

I thought the jump fall was too fast when I first played it, but it's an odd jumping mechanic they've used.

If you tap the fire button he does fall quickly. If you hold jump he jumps higher and...
Forum: News 02 September 2018, 11:14
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By roberthazelby
Excellent news. Would it also be possible to...

Excellent news.

Would it also be possible to move the in game music to the title screen and have a more upbeat track playing during the game?

The title screen is disappointingly silent while...
Forum: News 04 February 2018, 18:24
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
Many thanks for helping to promote our event. ...

Many thanks for helping to promote our event.

Our January meeting was our biggest yet. We had 20 attendees and mountains of Amiga (and a few non Amiga) kit being repaired, upgraded or repaired.
...
Forum: News 10 January 2018, 23:54
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
SWAG Meet 6 - Saturday, January 27th 2018 ...

SWAG Meet 6 - Saturday, January 27th 2018

About

The South West Amiga Group (SWAG) originally formed in December 1997. They met once a month in Bristol to discuss their favourite computer. The...
Forum: News 06 September 2017, 23:35
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
South West Amiga Group Meeting No.5 - Sat 30th September 2017

About

The South West Amiga Group (SWAG) originally formed in December 1997. They met once a month in Bristol to discuss their favourite computer. The group continued in various forms until 2005...
Forum: News 12 June 2017, 23:32
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
I'll get a "proper" write-up put together in the...

I'll get a "proper" write-up put together in the next week or so.

In the meantime, I just wanted to thank everyone who came. We had a fantastic time gaming, tinkering and hardware fixing.

The...
Forum: News 06 June 2017, 15:31
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
Just a quick reminder that the meet is this...

Just a quick reminder that the meet is this coming Saturday.

We meet in the greasy spoon next door to the venue from 11am.
Forum: News 23 May 2017, 00:48
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
South West Amiga Group Meeting No.4 - Sat 10th June '17

About

The South West Amiga Group (SWAG) originally formed in December 1997. They met once a month in Bristol to discuss their favourite computer. The group continued in various forms until 2005...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 06 March 2017, 09:21
Replies: 2
Views: 1,775
Posted By roberthazelby
Apologies for digging this thread back up. ...

Apologies for digging this thread back up.

I've just added this book to the collection, and am keen to get hold of the disk. Does anyone have it?

Please have a dig around your collections.
...
Forum: News 30 January 2017, 00:00
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
I thought you may be interested in reading about...

I thought you may be interested in reading about what we got up to at the recent SWAG meet.

Many thanks to Stuart Williams for posting this on his blog:
...
Forum: support.Games 23 January 2017, 23:56
Replies: 11
Views: 2,629
Posted By roberthazelby
Wow. That's brilliant. Thanks to you I've finally...

Wow. That's brilliant. Thanks to you I've finally got Simon's CD32 up and running on my 030/50 1200.

The intro was a tiny bit slow, and the speech very occasionally glitchy, but everything ingame ...
Forum: News 22 January 2017, 11:18
Replies: 3
Views: 2,342
Posted By roberthazelby
The latest (and the first one I've read) issue...

The latest (and the first one I've read) issue arrived the other day, and what can I say? Impressed is an understatement.

I've almost finished reading it from cover to cover and have enjoyed every...
Forum: News 19 January 2017, 10:20
Replies: 3
Views: 2,342
Posted By roberthazelby
I've not read an issue before, but have decided...

I've not read an issue before, but have decided to order a copy following glowing recommendations from my fellow SWAG members.

I'm looking forward to reading Trevor's article.
Forum: News 11 January 2017, 09:36
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
There's a possibility that Starquake Amiga...

There's a possibility that Starquake Amiga version may be seeing its release at the meet!
Forum: News 29 December 2016, 16:08
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
Initial post updated to include MAS Player and...

Initial post updated to include MAS Player and Enemy 2 demos at the January meet.
Forum: News 18 December 2016, 16:43
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
South West Amiga Group Meeting No.3 - Sat 14th Jan 17

About

The South West Amiga Group (SWAG) originally formed in December 1997. They met once a month in Bristol to discuss their favourite computer. The group continued in various forms until 2005...
Forum: News 29 November 2016, 19:47
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
Apologies for the delay. I've finally found time...

Apologies for the delay. I've finally found time to knock up a review for SWAG meeting number 2...

SWAG Meet No. 2
Saturday 17th September 2016

Venue: The Makerspace, Swindon

Attendance: 11...
Forum: News 10 September 2016, 15:07
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
SWAG Meeting Number 2 - Update Line-up of...

SWAG Meeting Number 2 - Update


Line-up of Kit

So far we are expecting…



An Amiga 500 with Gotek drive
Forum: News 01 September 2016, 08:40
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
Looking forward to seeing you, Andrew. Are...

Looking forward to seeing you, Andrew.

Are you planning to bring any kit along?
Forum: News 27 August 2016, 18:35
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
South West Amiga Group (SWAG) – Meeting #2 - 17th Sept

About

The South West Amiga Group (SWAG) originally formed in December 1997. They met once a month in Bristol to discuss their favourite computer. The group continued in various forms until 2005...
Forum: News 10 May 2016, 23:15
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
SWAG Meeting #1 – Saturday 7th May 2016 ...

SWAG Meeting #1 – Saturday 7th May 2016

Venue: The Makerspace, Swindon
Attendees: Approx. 12

The seeds of the first SWAG meeting were sewn back in January of this year when Amiga user Brian...
Forum: News 02 May 2016, 15:57
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
Final Call for First South West Amiga Group...

Final Call for First South West Amiga Group Meeting

With the date of the first South West Amiga Group (SWAG) meeting fast approaching we thought we’d send out one final reminder before this...
Forum: News 19 April 2016, 10:13
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
SWAG Meeting Update. As April marches ever...

SWAG Meeting Update.

As April marches ever onwards, we're getting closer to our first meeting, which takes place on Saturday 7th May.

We've added two further 4-player simultaneous games to our...
Forum: News 24 March 2016, 09:20
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
Would be good to see you there.

Would be good to see you there.
Forum: News 23 March 2016, 23:40
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
South West Amiga Group - Meeting No. 1!

SWAG Meeting Update!

I’d like to begin by thanking those who have already put their name down to attend the first of hopefully many SWAG meetings.

At present we have 7 people confirmed as...
Forum: News 17 March 2016, 09:17
Replies: 57
Views: 13,407
Posted By roberthazelby
South West Amiga Group Meetings

Details of our 13 hour long "Workbench 2019" Mega Meet, taking place on Saturday 26th January 2019 can be found here:

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1277603&postcount=49
Forum: News 29 February 2016, 23:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,362
Posted By roberthazelby
Could someone point me in the direction of a...

Could someone point me in the direction of a contact for the Lincs Amiga Group, please?

I've tried sending an email using the address on the Lincs web site and that bounces with "no such user...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 February 2016, 13:30
Replies: 21
Views: 3,126
Posted By roberthazelby
I received a PM from zerohour1974 a few days...

I received a PM from zerohour1974 a few days back. He seems keen to get issue 4 of his Amigaville fanzine out the door before commencing work on SWAG.

Thanks for the offer of free web space. That...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 January 2016, 14:28
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By roberthazelby
Roberta Smith PD Library Disks - Need Help Archiving

Afternoon all,

I've just read the following over on the Centre for Computing History Facebook page:



More info here:

https://www.facebook.com/computinghistory/?fref=nf
Forum: News 30 January 2016, 15:18
Replies: 22
Views: 3,029
Posted By roberthazelby
I reckon you should stick to the Amiga rather...

I reckon you should stick to the Amiga rather than covering general retro systems. That's only my view, though.

Perhaps in this latest issue you could review the new Google Drive software that's...
Forum: request.Other 18 January 2016, 23:31
Replies: 32
Views: 4,172
Posted By roberthazelby
I'll pop up into the loft either this or next...

I'll pop up into the loft either this or next weekend and get them down. I'm not sure I fancy their changes of working, but if they do I have a go at ADFing them for you.

I say "have a go", as I'm...
Forum: News 18 January 2016, 23:15
Replies: 22
Views: 3,029
Posted By roberthazelby
Sounds reasonable to me. I've got the other...

Sounds reasonable to me. I've got the other issues downloaded. I've just not had time to do more than quickly flick through them at the moment.

It was only today that I was thinking that I may get...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 January 2016, 17:46
Replies: 21
Views: 3,126
Posted By roberthazelby
Andy, you've probably seen that I've had...

Andy, you've probably seen that I've had responses back from a few former SWAG members.

I was very interested to read about how Colin is now really into emulating the Amiga on the Raspberry Pi...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 January 2016, 21:38
Replies: 21
Views: 3,126
Posted By roberthazelby
Andy! Of course I remember you! What a blast from...

Andy! Of course I remember you! What a blast from the past.

You were kind enough to give me the login details to the SWAG web site around 10 years ago. I resolved a few dead links and started to...
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