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Monday, December 17, 2018

The chicken is back: "Tiger Claw" released!

If you don't remember "Bruce Lee" from the Commodore 64 you shouldn't even be here. If you do, on the other hand, rejoice!

Ok, if you don't remember "Bruce Lee", you're of course still free to rejoice, too: One of theee classic C64 games of all time has been remade as "Tiger Claw", originally for the C64, and is now being commercially released for the Amiga! (And Windows, MacOS, Linux, btw.)

"Bruce Lee" original C64 version title screen (1984)

Developers Lazycow and Saul Cross weren't lazy at all, and have updated their game since 2014 with extra features, a training mode, and even a deathmatch arena. Now they've created ports for the several platforms, including the Amiga (1MB RAM required). Heeeeeee-haw!

"Tiger Claw" Amiga in-game graphics (2018)

The release appears to be just perfect: you can download digital copies from itch.io for all platforms, in several different file formats (.iso, .adf, ...) - but the real fun starts with the awesome physical release: The beautiful box (see image below) contains a bootable, labelled CD-ROM in a jewel case, a floppy label for your private backup copy, stickers, a poster, a 20-page manual, pin-buttons, postcards - man, you even get a shuriken!
"Tiger Claw" box artwork - awesome!

This is a no-brainer, a must-have. "Tiger Claw" is probably the most lovely game release the Amiga has seen since "Frontier - Elite II". The game alone is really great, but the physical packaging is just outstanding. Check the links below (see "Sources") for more information if you're still hesitating.

In other words:
Yeeeee-eeeee!
Fight your way through to https://rgcd.bigcartel.com/product/tiger-claw-amiga and buy your copy!
Haaaaww!


Sources:
http://amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2018-12-00032-EN.html
http://www.lazycow.de/tigerclaw/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Lee_(video_game) 
https://rgcd.bigcartel.com/product/tiger-claw-amiga
https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/228527633/anim.gif
https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/228527426/RGCD+Dec18-4.jpg

Monday, November 26, 2018

AmigaOS 3.1.4 digital download edition back online

AmigaOS 3.1.4 is available for digital download again!

This re-release apparently isn't motivated by a change in the legal situation between Hyperion / Itec / Amiga Inc. / Cloanto / ... , but a poll held by Hyperion via facebook.

Go here to purchase your digital copy of AmigaOS 3.1.4:
http://hyperion-entertainment.biz/index.php/where-to-buy/direct-downloads/188-amigaos-314

Or get the physical media edition from a dealer near you:
http://hyperion-entertainment.biz/index.php/where-to-buy/dealers


http://hyperion-entertainment.biz/images/stories/OS3.1.4/005.png


Sources:
http://amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2018-11-00044-EN.html
https://www.facebook.com/HyperionEntertainment/posts/2482976675262312

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

WARP 1260 accelerator board

Oh this looks and sounds sooo good: a new 68060 accelerator for Amiga 1200 is underway. And it has some awesome features.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrE0XLFWsAAon3V.jpg

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Art of the Algorithms

Not strictly Amiga, but very Amiga nonetheless: "Moleman 2 - Demoscene - The Art of the Algorithms" is a 2011/2012 documentary film from Hungary about the home computer demo coding scene.

If you're into swapping, trading, cracking, coding, intros, demos, cracktros, and that kind of stuff, "Vakondok 2 - Demoscene" - the film's original Hungarian title - by Director Szilárd Matusik is just perfect for you.

It explores the Hungarian demo scene, a fascinating insight into the history of demo coding, how demos are made, who makes them, who watches them. Amiga related content pops up here and there, but where it doesnt it's still a very enjoyable watch for anyone interested the demoscene, digital visual and audible art, computer programming, or computer hardware.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRkZcTg1JWU


Note that large portions of the audio track are in Hungarian, but you can use YouTube's subtitles for an English translation.

You can go to http://www.molemanfilm.com to find out more about "Vakondok 2" and the other "Vakondok" movies.


Sources:
http://vakondok.com / http://www.molemanfilm.com
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2170661/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRkZcTg1JWU

Monday, October 8, 2018

AmigaOS 3.1.4 Frequently Asked Questions answered

The same day the operating system update was released, a FAQ has been uploaded to AmiNet. If you have questions about or issues with AmigaOS 3.1.4 this might be the place to start looking for answers:

http://aminet.net/package/docs/help/AmigaOS_3.1.4-FAQ

Monday, October 1, 2018

56 new links in the AMIGA alive web directory

Another update to the AMIGA alive Web Directory - 56 links added, now 340 websites listed!

If you're looking for something specific, make sure to check the "Misc / Mixed" section, as some websites cover multiple different subjects, e.g. software authors may have created very different applications.