Hi I just joined and I would like to tell you some about my Amiga setup.
History and the OSSC
About a year ago I decided to get my Amiga 500 out of storage. Its mostly been in diffrent storage over the decades, as I have been keeping it all these years since the early nineties. At that time my parents bought it for me second hand.
What really triggered it for me, was I stumbled upon the OSSC (The Open Source Scan Converter) when reading about retro console stuff on the net.
So I got one and the goal was to play some games using the family OLED TV we got in the living room. After lots of thinkering with the OSSC I got a very nice picture. The true blacks really bring out something special from the old games and demos.
Im the guy posting here:
https://www.videogameperfection.com/for ... ga/page/3/
Back in the day I was always drawing in Deluxe Paint and programming in AMOS, generally being creative with my Amiga. As I have gotten older, family, work, and the many distractions that exists today on the net for example, I feel I have kind of lost that.
So more recently I have felt the itch to learn more about 68K Assembly and the Amiga hardware, so Ive been doing some tutorials (The awesome youtube ones by Photon of Scoopex).
I have connected the OSSC and my Amiga to monitor in my office / man cave now instead.
I dont have a harddisk or any accellerator (yet). I got a Gotek though, that I put inside an external drive. Still use the real floppy as internal drive. This enable me to copy .adf contents onto real floppies using X-Copy. And also to save files on the USB drive and transferback to my Macbook.
I was expermenting at first with having the Gotek as internal drive, but after a while I felt I was missing the floppy sound, and the physical handling of the floppies.
So My Amiga is a Rev 5 with 1.2 Kickstart, for now I will not get an accellerator board (maybe later), and keep using it like this with floppies.
So how to use ASM-One and Deluxe Paint with these restrictions, while also listening to some MODS with ProTracker?
I made a bash script on my Mac that builds an .adf with the minimal Workbench files and utilities to do some pixel art and ASM programming. The result is what you see in the picture above.
Its amazing how much stuff you can fit on a single floppy if putting some effort into it. I also used an old program called Imploder 4.0 to compress some of the larger executables, that made a huge difference.
Sadly there is not Enough RAM (512KB+512KB) to run all 3 programs at the same time, but anyway not strictly needed.
Thanks for reading. Will be happy to answer any questions you might have, or if you have hints about to improve this minimal setup. Any experiences doing something similar perhaps?