Author Archive: 8bitplus

Christmas Time

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!


At Christmas time I would always get excited for a new console, or the next must have game when I was a kid. Even though its not the same with modern games, Christmas is a great time to play some old favorites again.

Thanks for all comments and emails this year. See you in 2017.

Photography

One of the things I’ve been looking into recently is a way of getting better quality photos of my consoles in my collection.
The main concern is having a consistant plain white background.
I think I’ve found a cheap solution.

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I’m using a white blackout rollerblind to make a clean “sweeping” background. The lights are a pair of LED wallmount flood lights. The effect looks quite good and was a lot cheaper than some of the starter photography setup kits on eBay.

Amiga 600 Vampire project

I’ve started work on my Amiga 600 in preparation for the arrival of my Vampire 600 accelerator board.
This little board will upgrade the modest A600 to around 100x its original speed and performance. It also adds GFX modes with HDMI and AGA game support to the A600. Can’t wait for this one!

In the meantime I’ve installed Kickstart 3.1 rom and a CF HDD to the stock A600.

If you want to know more about this card then checkout the developers site or Apollo Accelerators
Just a matter of waiting for it now.