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Commodore Amiga Multimedia Computer

Update 25 August 2019

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Back in a time when the "norm" was playing with interrupt jumpers and admiring grey scale images, the Commodore AMIGA was revolutionizing the world with full multimedia capabilities; Before multimedia was even a word. This notebook collates some of the many awesome artefacts lying around the internet.

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Commodore Amiga Introduction

Commodore buys Amiga in 1984
Figure: Commodore buys Amiga in 1984 and
changes the course of computing history

The Commodore Amiga was a revolutionary computer system at the time of release and also represnted a low-cost entry into the world of computers. At the heart of the Commodore Amiga lies the custom chipset to handle high performance memory management, sound and graphics. The Agnus, Denise and Paula chips collectively formed the OCS and ECS chipsets.

Amiga Journal

Commodore Amiga Manuals and Books

Commodore Amiga
Manuals & Books

BBC Database TV Show 2

Why did Commodore
hide the Amiga?

Commodore Amiga 500 Teardown

Amiga 500
Teardown

Commodore Amiga Unix system, Amix

Running Linux/Unix
Workstations on Amiga

Commodore Amiga 500 tshirt

Commodore Amiga 500
t-shirt review

Emulating the Commodore Amiga

The following options are commonly used to emulate the Commodore Amiga:

Relevant Wikipedia entries, Articles and websites

Amiga Music

The Commodore Amiga set the standard for home computer sound sysnthesis and there is still much being produced today by both musicians and the demoscene. Much of this music was written and can be played on what is known as tracker software, think music tracks. These are digital sequencers that play samples and are save to .mod  files. We provide a few links to music software that is still being used today.

Magazines covering the Amiga

K&A Plus No. 9

Commodore & Amiga Plus
Magazine 9 (2018)

K&A Plus No. 7

Commodore & Amiga Plus
Magazine 7 (2017)

Amiga Format 18 January 1991

Amiga Format magazine
January 1991

880 Gamer Issue 8 Commodore Amiga Games Magazine

880 Gamer
Issue 8

Elite 2 Game Review

Amiga Games Elite 2
Game Review

Miscellaneum

Everything Amiga digital archive

Everything Amiga
90GB+ Collection
(external)

Commodore Amiga Applications Page

The Compleat Amiga
Applications Collection
 

Link to external site - The MOD archive

Amiga Music
The MOD Archive
(external)

Amiga Fred Fish Public Domain Collection

PD Collection
Fred Fish
Collection

Computers Computer Magazines

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