Category: Retro Computers

Workbench v1.3 pointer/cursor

Amiga Workbench v1.x Mouse Pointers for Windows

You don’t have to suffer the lame Windows pointer any longer!  Remember when your computer was fun?  Well, here is what you have been looking for, for years now, an Amiga Workbench v1.x Pointer...

Sad Mac icon

Sad Mac Screens

When older Macs would boot up and everything was running great, you’d see a smiley faced “Happy Mac”.  However, if the computer crashed, users would get the “Sad Mac” screen. The downloadable ZIP file...

Eric Graham's 'The Juggler' demo for the Amiga - 1986.

‘The Juggler’ Demo for the Amiga

In 1986, personal computers were not supposed to be powerful enough to render, in real-time, reflections and movement in 3D.  But Eric Graham’s “The Juggler” demo for the Amiga did just that, building on...

Amiga Workbench v1.x Icons

Remember when they when subdirectories were “drawers”, not “folders”?  It’s just an icon, so, it can be that way all over again!  No more generic desktops, it’s time for reclaim your computer with the...

Amiga Guru Meditation Error screen Wallpaper

The original Amiga concept was for a video game console, which could be turned into a computer.  Early in the development of the system, the engineering team constructed a controller called the “Joyboard”, similar...

The "Insert the Workbench 1.3 Disk" boot screen from the Commodore Amiga.

Amiga Workbench v1.3 Startup/Boot screen Wallpaper

Bringing a last round of bug-fixes to AmigaOS 1.x, and the ability to boot from hard drives, Workbench v1.3 is easily the best-known v1.x release.  This downloadable ZIP file contains screen captures of the...

The "Insert the Workbench Disk" boot screen from the Commodore Amiga.

Amiga Workbench v1.2 Startup/Boot screen Wallpaper

Like Kickstart, the initial versions of Workbench were a mess, with an extremely short development times and pushed-out-the-door on marketing’s schedule.  To their credit, however, Commodore was able to get out Workbench v1.2, and...

The "Insert Kickstart Disk" boot screen for the early Amiga 1000's.

Amiga Kickstart v1.0 Startup/Boot screen Wallpaper

The original Amiga computer was a technical marvel, but the underlying OS was very, very buggy.  To deal with this, Commodore made the decision to not place the Amiga’s OS into ROM, but rather, requiring...

Amiga “Topaz” TrueType font for Windows and Mac OS

A terrific updated version of the original Amiga Workbench font, “Topaz” redone in TrueType format.  Major kudos go to Alan Tinsley, the author of this version of Topaz, which is compatible with Windows and...