To celebrate the Amigas 15th anniversary I've pulled out all the
stops to bring over 15Mb of new material! The site has also been
redesigned. Some of the changes are noticeable, others are not. The
front-end. If you have any comments or think you can do better
Readers should also be aware that I am no longer providing the site
as a download. Various individuals have attempted to steal the
entire site and pass it as their own. Furthermore, if anyone finds
a site that includes any of my material I would appreciate it if
they would contact me. I spent a great
deal of time, money, and resources on this site and I do not like
the idea of someone stealing it.
The magazine section got a considerable update with new
additions to the General and commercial Amiga magazine page. Six UK Amiga
magazines were discovered: Rampage,
Your Amiga, Amiga Mania, Amiga
CD32 Magazine, Amiga Buyer's
Guide & Amiga Fun. Rewrote the
Amiga User International, The One Amiga, and Amiga Action pages to provide a more in-depth
analysis of their history. The One
Amiga feature is particularly in-depth examining the magazines'
four epochs and its influences (ACE
magazine). In a recent trip to Germany I also picked up several
issues of Amiga Plus and Amiga Future.
For the first time in five years a new Amiga product has been
released and many more have been announced. Rewrote the Amiga Dev Box page to reflect recent changes
and added the Amiga SDK, additional info
on the d'Amiga Workstation and
AMIE Convergence devices. Several new
press releases from Amiga and
US Digital have been listed in the
Historical Documents section.
Finally included the A3500 Prototype
on the list of unreleased machines. I have written this page at
least three times and it always managed to become garbled,
unreadable, or lost. Discovered an image of the CDTV-CR prototype on eBay. I guess the
online auctions aren't that bad after all. (Moan, moan, outbid at
the last second, grumble.) I also have something of a world
exclusive - a prototype version of the CDA-1 and CDA-2. These was
a pre-production version of the CDTV from May 1990. It clearly
shows how the case design changed over the next few months. Also
wrote a development timeline of the CDTV (from 'Baby' to CDTV) and CD32 (CD32 Development Timeline). You won't find
these anywhere else on the net!
Also added better graphics of the triple-A chipset and labeled graphics of where
the custom chips were located on the development board. Rewrote the
page on the CD1200 prototype and added
better images of the unit itself. Also included a page on the
A4000 MPEG card.
In addition, I collected as much information as possible on the
various Amiga portables and Amiga Set-top boxes that have been developed.
This reveals a number of forgotten Amiga prototypes that never saw
the light of day. Also discovered additional information and
pictures of the A4000 Pre-production
machine. Added 9 concept Amigas designed by various magazines.
These can be found on the Magazine Amiga
Discovered another early
interview with Jay Miner and scanned it.
We're all going on a summer holiday, in the Amiga bus for a week or two....
Uncovered at least 30 US and UK adverts from the early 1990s, including
a brief attempt to promote the Amiga in the educational market.
A few months ago Jason Compton was bemoaning the lack of
celebrities that are associated with the Amiga (I think he just
wants to get his hands on another Laura
Longfellow). I've produced a photo gallery of some of the most
famous celebrity associations through the Amigas history. Take a
look at Celebrities and their
The first update to the bundles list since v3.3 with the
addition of four new (or old, if you want to look at it that way)
official distributions- A500 "Your
Imagination is the Limit", 'Flight
of Fantasy', 'Batman Pack',
'Screen Gems', A1500 Starter Pack, Class of the 90's: First Steps, Air Miles, and rewrote Class of the 90's and Comic Relief page. New graphics added to many
other Amiga bundles.
Additional information on the US &
European Amiga 1000. More Amiga books
An update to the discussion of Amiga logo
designs and the addition of Stylized- 'A'. Also discovered
alternative statistical information on the number of Amigas sold world-wide.
More Amiga Items, most notably some
interesting CD32 merchandise and devices.
Incorporated Filip Kopec's A1200
Minor addition to the AmigaOS 3.1
page (adding different coloured disk sets), larger graphics for the
A600 bundle, and extra links to Calum
Tsang's Amiga Model Number page.
Additional cartridge images of Mogul
Maniac & the Powerstick have
been added to give a better idea of its size. Also discovered an
advert for the Virtual i-O glasses
sold by Escom. Added Steven Franklin, Jeff Porter, Henri Rubin,
Rick Glover, Dean Barrett, Terry Cooke, Brian Lavington, Alvin
Stumpf, Barry Thurston, Steve White, Gail Wellington, Martin
Chipperfield, Rahman Haleem, Peter Talbot & Jeff Earl to
Commodore photo album, Fred Fish &
Andy Davidson to the Other Famous People
gallery, and Vince Pfeifer to the Amiga Corp. album. Numerous images were
added to the CDTV, A4000 & Magazines
pages. I seem to be drowning in Joyboard photographs so I placed
them on a separate page- Amiga
Joyboard Box & Instructions page. Another Chelsea strip was
added, emblazoned with the Commodore logo and an image of the
sponsorship cheque itself. It can be found on the Commodore snippets page.
The Escom Commodore and Amiga page was
redesigned so that it would load faster. Added links to the
Amiga machine chronology to allow
easier navigation. Rewrote the Quikpak
Alpha-based AmigaOS, Direct Software
PowerAmiga, Sun Microsystems
A3000UX, CAOS, and Siamese PCI page. Every single page that is
linked to the list of Prototypes has been
modified to give an idea of when the projects were developed and by
whom. Formatting was also sorted. The FAQ
and Q&A pages have been altered to
squeeze more information onto the screen. Added the original
Commodore sponsorship photo of Chelsea FC and incorporated
additional information. A must for football fans! Check it out on
the Commodore Snippets page.
The BenchPress section got its first upgrade since v2.0. This
was mostly aesthetic changes to alter formatting and turn certain
sections into a table. It should be slightly easier to navigate.
The Emote icon page has also been changed
into a table.
The main logo has been darkened slightly to give it a more
serious look. I have also got rid of the patterned backdrop in
favour of a plain one. At the moment it looks rather sickly. When I
have time I will change the graphics so that they look good on a
Followed new rules for Amiga web site and obtained permission to
use the Amiga trademark and Boing Ball. I intend to use the words
and logos as much as possible to get full use of the license. Every
second word on the site will now be AMIGA or BOING.
Minor modifications to many other pages that I can't quite