Well as you probably guessed I am an Amiga
owner. I have a Siamese tower system, which comprises of an A1200 with a Blizzard 68030/50 and 10MB Ram. The PC side is a Cyrix based 233MHZ board.
Software I Like
If you have an Amiga, then you NEED the following software!
- Wordworth 6 - The best word processor
! Don't listen to the Final Writer lot. Or the Word for Windows lot!
- Alien Breed The Killing Grounds - The best
3D game available. Really pushes the Amiga to the limit.
- Wzonkalad - Gameboy
emulator. Better than VGB. Nuff' said!
- AmiGameBoy - Another Gameboy emulator.
Slightly lower compatability than Wzonka-Lad, but this one has sound and runs faster!
(Around 100% speed on my Blizzard!)
- AmiMasterGear - Sega emulator.
Unfortunately the compatability seems to be around 50-60%, but it is very fast
(around 100% speed on my Blizzard!) and has sound! Great!
- Directory Opus - Simplifies almost
anything you could ever want to do on your computer. Essential!
Xtreme Racing - It's Mario Kart with knobs on. Lots of knobs!
- Zxam Spectrum - Yes another emulator.
Now if the Spectrum isn't the best games machine ever (Even better than
the Amiga!), I don't know what is!
- IBrowse - Web browser.
The best. It's what I use to test my site on as I write it.
Now all I need is a modem, so I can use IBrowse properly...
- Magic 64 - Ho hum, yet another emulator! It's the
Commodore 64. It's bluddy brilliant!! What more can I say? Get it!
(Only thing is, it's a touch slow - around 60-70% on my Blizzard, even
with frameskip on...)
- Aga Experience - CD Rom collection of top AGA
games, utils, demos, diskmags, pics, mods, and lots more stuff!
- Doom - Yes, Doom on the Amiga. Nuff' said!
So what are we to do then troops?
We all know our machine can run
MS-DOS and Windows (via PC-Task) and MacOs (via Shapeshifter) without
any problems whatsoever, certainly making it the most versatile machine
around, but those crummy PC owners just laugh at us for having software
emulation of their machines.
Jealousy I think. I mean look at
where all the best software came out first, Imagine, Lightwave,
Wordworth, all out first on the Amiga!
Recent Amiga Developments
If any other Amiga owners out there want to get in touch for any
Amiga related matter, then please feel free to email
- Cu Amiga has closed down.
- I was at the World Of Amiga 98 show! Were you?
I thought it was great. It was really busy, and I got to see
some great stuff such as Quake, and Foundation (Yes they're finally out!)
and the Siamese Ami-PC network system. I also saw genuine PowerUp
boards and A1200 Infinitiv towers! Roll on WOA 99!
- Doom is out on the Amiga!
- Clickboom have finally
got Quake finished and released!!!
- C.U. Amiga Magazine
have brought us TFX. Good work CU!
- The A1200 Power PC processor has been launched, and I hope that it
really takes off. Just think about Lightwave rendering graphics
at 200 Mhz!!! Check out the latest here.
Only problem is affording a PowerPC card on a student budget!
- An internet site promoting the use of the Amiga to create internet
sites has been launched. The "Built with Amiga" logos on the front page came
from this site. Check out
Built With Amiga.
- Guildhall Leisure (01302 890000) have brought Street Racer to the Amiga.
They have also got shops such as HMV and Electronics Boutique to stock Amiga
CD-Rom software, such as Civilization, F1GP and Blitz Basic.
In the meantime, you could follow these Amiga related links, as long
as you promise to come back here!
Visit my other Amiga page
Who needs a PC anyway?