Showing posts from September, 2015

The loss of my friend Mark

Last night (September 29) a close friend of mine, Mark Thompson passed away. He is known in the Amiga scene by his demo scene handle Axon of The Experience, a Classic Amiga demo group I formed in the late 1990's in Adelaide during our university days. We wrote 2 AGA demos and Mark wrote another separate intro in Assembler for Amiga 1200/030 systems.

Every week we would have coding sessions in his dorm room on our Amiga 1200's, with some of our Amiga owning friends at Uni also involved in the demo group at that time. We would always have too much drinks and fish & chips from the Blue & White cafe in North Adelaide after a heavy night coding...we attended the Coven demo parties at Adelaide Uni for a few years in 1995/1996/1997.

Together we wrote a hurried demo for Coven 1997 (Adelaide demo party) called "TLA" (which couldn't be included in the compo because it was PC only!) and also another demo called "Terminal" for Remedy 1998 where it finished …

Hollywood 6 for AmigaOS 4 on X1000

Today I wanted to take a look at Hollywood 6.0 on AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition on my X1000, which was released in 2015. I will also take a look at the updated Hollywood Plugin for Cubic IDE and a quick look at FastView as well!

Hollywood 6.0 is a commercial product made by Andreas Falkenhahn, and is available to purchase on his website here for 99 Euros, or cheaper if bundled with Designer 4.0 or as an upgrade from an older version.

I looked at Hollywood Designer 4.0 previously (along with Codebench) in a previous blog post here last year, but today I wanted to have a look at the upgraded Hollywood Version 6.

It is great to have programming languages for AmigaOS 4.1 that are more accessible to non-professional programmers like myself! :-)

After purchasing, downloading and putting together the ISO for the installation as per the instructions, I then ran the installation from the ISO, mounted with DiskImageGUI under AmigaOS4.1 on my X1000:

Interesting is that you must run Hollywood 6 on a…

AmiCraft Beta 3 for AmigaOS 4.1 on X1000

Today I am taking a look at the recently released game called AmiCraft (in Beta 3 form) for AmigaOS 4.1 on my X1000.

AmiCraft is a game based on the very popular Minecraft game, released on Windows, Mac, PS4, Xbox and other formats too since 2011.

It is great to see this game on AmigaOS 4.1!

AmiCraft is currently in Beta 3 form, and available for download from OS4 Depot here. Once downloaded and extracted you get the following drawer:

When running AmiCraft, it prompts you to select the screen resolution, full screen or window mode, and how far into the distance to render the view. These settings would probably need to vary if you ran a Sam 460, but today I am testing on the X1000 so I use the full 1080p resolution!

The title screen is plain, but allows you to change the keyboard shortcuts to move around the map, the craft menu, and the jump command:

The game itself starts based on a randomly generated map, with your character initially having no possessions and a full health bar that …