Category: Retro Computers

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...

Amiga Boing Ball Demo

The Amiga “Boing Ball” Demo animated GIF

As an old Amiga-geek, this little GIF here makes me smile.  The “Boing Ball” demo was, for its time, an amazing thing, as is the lore behind it.  Consensus seems to be that RJ...

Workbench 2.x Mouse Pointer

Amiga Workbench v2.x Mouse Pointers for Windows

Ditch that boring Windows mouse pointer!  Relive a simpler time, when your computer was fun, and full of wonder and amazement.  It’s time to get that back with the Amiga Workbench 2.x animated mouse...