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The Amiga was a line of home computers originally sold by Commodore and based upon the Motorola 68000 processor, several in-house designed co-processors and a multitasking operating system called AmigaOS.

Amiga things to enjoy

Amiga demoscene

Things I really enjoyed watching. This is to very personal taste, also since I was part of the demoscene back in the days (1989-early 90s)

  • Wicked Sensation by TRSI (1992). Love the design and the fonts. Contains nice jelly vectors (awesome for the time). The WHLoad version I tried on Pimiga wasn’t perfect (interlace effects)

Audio (mostly ProTracker modules)

  • Boesendorfer P.S.S. by Romeo Knight. Awesome piano music in stereo, taken from the Wicked Sensation demo by TRSI.

Amiga games

  • Super Cars II (top-down car racing game. In PiMiga with default settings for The A500 gamepad, use Y as fire button for accelleration.

Hardware and emulators

  • For RasPi 400: try Pimiga3, an emulation distribution compiled by Chris Edwards (look on YouTube). You will need an Amiga 1200 ROM file, which you can get legally and quite cheap from Cloanto (in their various versions of Amiga Forever which has been the go-to emulation package for ages). On my RasPi 400, I use a Behringer UCA202 USB audio interface which works nicely for sound output.

See also: PiMiga blog at CubicleNate

  • Shapeshifter

Mac Classic emulator available within Pimiga (turn off JIT but keep CPU at 68040)