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Old 01 April 2018, 01:55   #1
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Amiga 1000 Software Timeline

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I am trying to compile a list of software released primarily for the Amiga 1000. So far I have taken products from say Amiga World up to the release of the A500. I know there is a crossover with the 2000 but it is difficult to determine what products were in development for the 1000 at the time of the release of the other machines.

I am struggling at the moment to identify what was available at release of the A1000 and can't find the definitive list of items shipped with the A1000 both in the USA and Europe.

So if anyone has a list, doesn't matter how crude then it would really help. I kinda need software name, developer etc plus date and revision number where applicable. Even if you can point me to a site with the info would be useful.

All help appreciated

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Old 06 April 2018, 04:50   #2
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Just to say that I have now completed my work building the Amiga 1000 archive. Quite a challenge in the end and finished with me building a 3' high stack of floppies and half a dozen zip disks plus the various workbench and support disks including the 1060 disks. I have now put away all the various disk boxes for software and games but have kept out a good batch of various disks so I can use with the Amiga 1000.

I have catalogued the software and games by year and in respect of software the various disciplines such as desktop, video, paint packages and the like. I have basically used three key years and that is 85,86 and 87 with a sprinkling of 88 when software has been updated.

I have collated seven CDs which I have called the Amiga 1000 Era and include all the games and software in ADF format, the video of the Amiga History in MP4 format, full sets of Amiga World magazine in PDF format together with various articles, photographs and interviews with Jay Miner for example.

And so that goes into the library. And onward... I have already set up the A500 with 590 to progress onto a similar collection for the 500 which will be a lot larger. I kinda miss the 1000 for two reasons, now I have set up the 500. First is that the 1000 was very quiet compared to the 500 with the 590 and I did like front loading disks on the 1000. The 1000 is a lot more robust in terms of disk swap and being able to handle anything I threw at it. Whilst the 500 is a lot more temperamental when using a lot of copy disks that carry more over in memory and survives the soft-boot. I rarely had to hard the 1000 in truth and after the kick she basically would take anything I threw at her.

One other point of note and that is the 1000 became a one disk machine.... in other words if the game or software came on one disk it probably was designed for the 1000. With only the 512K its funny how many times I got the notification that I need to buy more memory.... very polite I would add. I have grown to like the 1000. Happy days.

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Old 06 April 2018, 18:04   #3
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Any chance of sharing your collection?

A copy of your catalog would be nice, since I assume that most of the actual files can be found on EAB or elsewhere.

It would be handy if you uploaded your CDs somewhere, however...
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I'd be very interested also.
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Are you going to publish this list anywhere? I'd love to see it (and add to it, if possible). Or even help host it for you.
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Incidentally, beyond just aiming at the A1000 in general, it would be also very cool to show the very earliest titles - the ones that didn't even support Fast memory. In other words, some sort of identifier in your list for those very first titles when everyone thought Chip RAM was all the memory we'd ever need. As such, we have to use "no fast mem" in Workbench just to get them to work. That would be sweet (and helpful at times).
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Every now and then a forum thread catches my attention. I'd love to see this list Scuzz.
(Note: in Sri Lanka atm, thankfully we are away from Colombo at airport)... so is a good time to check Amiga forums
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Early EA Software Comes to Mind
Archon
Arctic Fox
Adventure Construction Set
Deluxe Paint
All Worked with Kickstart 1.1
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I would love to see this list if at all possible and, if I had your permission of course, use some of that information on my web site: TheAmigaMuseum.com
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Old 02 May 2019, 11:21   #10
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Early EA Software Comes to Mind
Archon
Arctic Fox
Adventure Construction Set
Deluxe Paint
All Worked with Kickstart 1.1
One On One (1985) too, probably. It worked on 1.2 but not 1.3 (never had an A1000 back then).
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Old 02 May 2019, 16:29   #11
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Are you documenting only sold software or pd as well? For example all the fred fish and other types of collections.
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Old 07 May 2019, 22:50   #12
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The easiest way to determine the timeline is by the system release dates. the Amiga 2000B was released approx. March 1987 and the Amiga 500 was released Approx. Oct. 87.
Any software before that worked with Kickstart 1.1 , some software required patching when Kickstart 1.2 was releases. It was the first Kickstart released in ROM for the A500/A2000.

I don't remember much about the A2000A because it was produced in Germany and had limited release in Canada/North America. It was using the Amiga 1000 Chips and had the A1000 512K Agnus not a Fat Agnus like in later systems which supported 1024K of Chip RAM.

Last edited by shaf; 13 May 2019 at 22:03. Reason: added some A2000a information. fixed chipram for Agnus.
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Oct 97 for the A500, that can't be right. Maybe 87?

I remember buying my 500 around the end of '91 and a friend gave me some software/games. I remember protracker, then the a64 demo from the fred fish disks and I bought the full package, then we got a second line in our apartment and an external modem and some terminal program (wish i could remember what it was) then.
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Yes I misstyped and forgot to correct it. Done now.
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Old 18 May 2019, 01:45   #15
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My goodness I completed that project like over a year ago. I did post something on the website at the time. I guess I could dig out the CDs and disks and put a list together on the site when I get a moment. I'm not on EAB very often so sorry for the late reply.

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