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Old 09 August 2010, 14:09   #1
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Project Amigall: My creation is complete!

After more than three months of hard work, my creation is finally complete. Many of you probably already have something of the sort in your hard disks but this baby is mine so allow me to be proud of it! More than 2000 Amiga titles neatly archived and only two clicks away from loading.

Quoting from my web site:

Those of you who are old enough will remember that gaming on the Amiga, though entertaining, was a rather slow process as games came in floppy disks. Even with a second disk drive, there was a lot of waiting involved, especially with games that came in multiple disks. A few months after I purchased my A1200, I bought a hard disk so the problem was somewhat diminished, but far from solved as only a small number of games were HD installable. Back in those days, I dreamed that someday I would be able to install every single Amiga game there was in a hard disk! Of course, that was impossible, not only because of the limited installation options at the time but also because my hard disk was only 340MB big (a hefty size for the time, and very expensive too). Not to mention that I of course didn't have every Amiga game there was!

Years passed, Amiga emulation involved and so did my own Amiga as it now has some extra RAM, a 4GB hard disk and USB drives. Furthermore, the fantastic software called WHDLoad gave us the opportunity to put almost every Amiga game there was in our hard disks. So I got to work to make my dream come true. Naturally, simply installing all the games would not do. I needed a proper frontend to run games from. I found the answer in iGame, a program that does exactly that. It scans your Amiga for WHDLoad games and automatically puts them in a neat list for you to choose from. Of course, there was more work involved: I edited most of the names so that they are 100% correct (ie "All New World of Lemmings" instead of "Lemmings 3"), and I separated them in categories (Platform, Sport etc.). It was hard work but the result was very rewarding. I now have any Amiga game I desire two clicks away, all I have to do is double click on its name and it loads within seconds.

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Old 09 August 2010, 15:38   #2
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Congratualtions on a completed build!

iGame is pretty good - even though its litttle heavy on the RAM and loves writing to the disk every mouse click =D
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Old 09 August 2010, 23:31   #3
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You are right of course, but it's still the best tool for the job, at least until KG finishes his project.
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Old 09 August 2010, 23:38   #4
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A bit OT, but did you know some of your links (Retro Ringtones, Team Chaos (CE3 Fan Build), Game Cover Art, Fantasy Amiga x86) don't work?
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Old 10 August 2010, 00:51   #5
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Yeah sorry about that, my page is 13 years old and I rarely update it any more apart from the Kick Off 2 World Cups section...
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Old 10 August 2010, 10:21   #6
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iGame - is there an app for that?!


Sorry, it looks very cool! Don't you miss the old floppy clunking away though? It would seem weird to me a totally silent Amiga!
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I will survive without it!
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Old 10 August 2010, 20:56   #8
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alkis21 - lovin' your work!

I think you may be the only person to go through and use that feature fully in iGame.

If you fancy a screenshot pack to go with it, there is one in the ClassicWB for 640x256 and 640x512 screen resolutions, more info here: http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=632040&postcount=10
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Oh I definitely fancy it my friend! In fact, I just grabbed it. Thank you so much!

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Old 12 August 2010, 02:35   #10
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Cool, very nice software! I use it,and it rocks !
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