Category: Retro

Workbench 3.1 Startup Screen Wallpaper.

Amiga Workbench 3.1 Startup/Boot screen Wallpaper

By 1994, Commodore was dying, and dying quickly. Amiga marketshare was rapidly shrinking and the only profitable parts of the company left were the operations in Germany and the UK. Never-the-less, the engineering teams quashed tons...

AtariDOS 2.5 Main-Menu Screen.

AtariDOS 2.5 Main-Menu Screen Wallpaper

1983 started out very poorly for Atari’s home computer division. The 1200XL, quickly thrown together to battle the Commodore 64 and launched in January of that year, was ludicrously overpriced and stumbled out the...

Amiga Workbench 2.05 Bootscreen.

Amiga Workbench 2.0 Startup/Boot screen Wallpaper

Released in 1990 to coincide with the launch of the Amiga 3000, Workbench 2 was a familiar, yet different experience for veteran Amiga users. The colorful palette from Workbench 1.x was replaced by a...

Commodore Amiga - a visual compendium, by Sam Dyer

Amiga Visual Compendium on Kickstarter

Sam Dyer, a graphics designer from Bath, UK, and the force behind Bitmap Books, has created a Kickstarter campaign for a very cool looking book, “Commodore Amiga – a visual Commpendium“. Sam already has a...

Atari 1200XL badging

In Defense of the Atari 1200XL

It is an “Edsel“, an “Avanti“, or something in-between? The Atari 1200XL has always had a sullied reputation with the Atari community as a crippled machine that was too expensive and which nearly killed...

The Atari 1030 Modem, Atari Inc., 1983

My First Modem – The Atari 1030

Released in 1983, and designed to match the newly launched Atari 1200XL, the Atari 1030 modem was an interesting piece of hardware.  The modem’s device-driver was burned into ROM, enabling it work with any Atari...