Amiga Advis – Status update

Amiga Advis 1997 05The section Amiga Advis (Danish) is now in a “complete” state. Which means that it has the frontpage of all the magazines I have of this magazine, plus I’ve marked which magazines are still missing from this list.

If you, or someone you know, has access to any of the missing mags, and are willing to lend/part of these mags, please contact me so I can scan them, or you can scan yourself.

Beginning of a new section

Commodore 128 Introductory GuideSo, I’ve started opening a new section. This new section will contain a lot of manuals of different types. For now there’ll be hardware manuals. But at a later time I’ll add more than that, which will consist of (but not limited to) software manuals, i.e. Amiga Dos Enhancements and books like Das Grosse Amiga 2000 Buch and more.

If there’s something you see on the pages that you want first, feel free to drop a comment, and I’ll see what I can do.

Amiga Advis 5/97 added

Amiga Advis 1997 05So it’s time yet for an other magazine. The magazines are added more or less of a random, but no more random that what lies on top of the stack of magazines.

I had to scan this magazine at 2 different times. Apparently I was missing a few pages after the first time. Luckily I don’t throw out the magazines after they are scanned. They are donated to the museum only after it’s verified, uploaded and then verified again. So far I have 3 plastic bags ready to be delivered after post-processing them. I hope to bring some more during this week, so stay tuned.

Updated List! software package

I’ve updated the software package for the List! magazine. There are now 6 type-ins, where one has been taken from GB64. I’ve named the new package as v2, version bumping will happen when more filles gets added.

Thanks to RetroPlay for typing (copy/paste ocr) these games.

The package now consists of:

  • (c64) 4 på stribe (4 in a row)
  • (c64) Bøvse Reset (Burp/Belch Reset)
  • (c64) Darth Vaders revenge
  • (c64) Hot Space Duel (from GB64)
  • (c64) Intruders
  • (c16) Car Race

Care to help?

I have so much raw material that needs cleaning up, I’d be delighted if there are someone who can help out, so we can speed up the process of getting out new magazines.

I can even make a dedicated video tutorial for how I clean the Amiga Advis pages.

Though it’s in generally the same as the way I show here http://blog.tomse.dk/2013/09/16/using-gimp-to-clean-up-scanned-images/, but much less work!: remove black borders, set white/black balance, perhaps make a small rotation, save.

Same tutorial is shown below.

 

 

Amiga Advis 1/99

Amiga Advis 1/99Yet an other Danish Magazine is added, Amiga Advis 1/99.

I recently bought a Blu-Ray burner so I can backup the scanned images here. Yes I’m keeping the original images, but also the post-processed ones. Since each page is around 28megs, it’s a lot of data even for DVD’s. I ordered some Blu-Ray media, but I received DVD media instead, the person who packed it even put a checkmark for the packed stuff. I wonder how one can see a 25 pack blu-ray spindle, becomes a 50 pack dvd spindle. Anyway since I didn’t have much space on my NAS, 5GB free, I’m now making a backup of all finished stuff to a harddrive.

This will hopefully make enought space for the vast amounts of magazines, books and manuals I’ve stored on my portable computer.

Amiga Assembler hardware programming by Photon/Scoopex

For a long time have I wanted to learn to code Assembler on both Amiga and C64/C128.

Photon from Scoopex has made some really great video tutorials for programming assembler on the Amiga, the tutorials are still in progress. I’ll list them all beneath here. You might need to have a little knowledge of assembler and the Amiga hardware, as the tutorials doesn’t explain much about this. It’s not a requirement though.

I’ve made a playlist of this page instead og posting each video. It the long list of embedded videos simply made the browser heavy.

Site Maintenance

MustekI’ve been doing some updating to how the pages look like, some more info are now given, making it look better too.

I hope you enjoy the small change I’ve done.

I have also started adding the frontpage scans of the magazines I have, waiting to be scanned. For now I’ve only added a few Amiga Format pages, and while wanting to continue, I’d have to stop. This is due to my A3 scanner once again makes stripes on the scanned images.

If you’re intending to buy a cheap A3 scanner and are looking at the Mustek USB 1200S scanner. Don’t!.

This is the second scanner of this model I have. The first one got replaced on warranty, and so is this second one going to be. I think I’ve only made 10 scans on this second one, already it’s broken.