Monday, October 27, 2014

Amiwest 2014 - Sunday

To kick off, last night (Saturday) was the banquet.

At the banquet, Andy Broad (broadblues) was one of two guest speakers - Andy is a talented musician who played some of his music as part of his speech.

He also talked about how the Amiga has continually helped in his musical pursuits in many different ways.

In a surprise, former boss of Commodore UK, Colin Proudfoot was also present to give a very interesting speech about the last days of Commodore and what was happening behind the scenes - very interesting!

SACC awards were presented to club members and sponsors too.

It was an interesting evening!

Moving onto Sunday now, and the show was quickly back in full swing, starting with the swap meet and then the show start at 10am!

Eldee (Eliyahu) did a presentation on the new features in AmigaOS4.1 final edition.

Some of the features like better graphics performance, new tabbed shell, thumbnail photo icon view, mouse over info on icons were very interesting!

Back on the show floor there are plenty of people around today!

Some more classic Amigas to look at too:

Some final photos around the showroom floor:

Andy, klesterjr, ken in conversation:

A-eon table:

I don't have photos from my own presentation about amigaos4 classic on winuae unfortunately, but it was streamed live to the Internet and the feedback I got was positive from attendees! I hope it was useful!

Tekmage upload my presentation video (minus the beginning unfortunately) to YouTube if you are interested:

Here is a picture of me and Mike Brantley while I was showing him (and a few others) how to run Amigaos4.1 classic under fs-uae on Mac OS X Yosemite after my presentation.

Mike's daughter got Steve solie's badge and so I asked her when Amigaos 4.2 would be released and she said next year! So Steve, I look forward to seeing I t then - no pressure!

Amiwest has finished now for 2014 and I had a great time, meeting and chatting with so many passionate Amiga fans. Also being able to sample new systems and seeing so many Amigas in one place!

Thanks must go to the organizers of Amiwest 2014 (sacc) for a top event! I look forward to Amiwest 2015!

Now for the long trip home!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Amiwest 2014 - Saturday

It is a busy day here at Amiwest 2014!

So many Amigas and plenty of interest in the systems I brought along, as well as some interesting announcements from Trevor and Steve Solie.

The announcement of AmigaOS 4.1 Final to be released by the end of this year as a paid upgrade.

Trevor introduced Amistore, radiance and showed the x5000 running Linux and AmigaOS4.1 - as always with the boing ball shoes and tie!

Talking about the Radiance suite:

Amistore video presentation:

The new Sam460cr model was mentioned today.

The acquisition of by A-Eon was also mentioned, meaning that both and are both now owned by A-Eon.

The first commercial xorro expansion for the x1000 was also mentioned, due to go on sale in early 2015 a serial logger:

Hyperion's tables with systems running AmigaOS4.1 final edition:

Another table running AmigaOS4.1 system with an a1200 next to it being setup:

Andy (broad blues) did a good presentation of Radiance suite, covering each of the software included in it:

Workbench Candi demo:

Personal Paint 7.3 for AmigaOS4.1 demo also done by Andy:

Recent classic Amiga game Solid Gold running on the Minimig core on a Chameleon64 fpga:

Robert was busy recording the seminar presentations as always:

Amigakit/A-EON table:

Mike's daughter playing Pang on the Minimig at my table:

I had plenty of questions about MorphOS and the Minimig during the day which is great! 

Here is my MorphOS PowerBook viewing one of my YouTube videos:

Bill (tekmage) then ran through the latest games released for Amiga in 2014.

Bill demonstrating Voxelnoid:

It has been a great day which has just wrapped up! The banquet is still to follow tonight with another update to follow later!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

AmiWest 2014 - Friday night Classic Clinic and X5000 Cyrus running

On Friday evening the AmiWest 2014 show kicked off with the Classic Clinic, where people could get their Classic Amiga equipment repaired.

At the same time the X5000 system running AmigaOS4.1 (showed in my earlier post) was fired up and shown in public for the first time!

Here Matthew from AmigaKit is getting things up and running, showing the boot sequence and updated u-Boot menu:

The new Early boot menu is done in the Workbench 3.1 style:

The System Info option shows the detailed information about the X5000 system:

Interesting is the option to Start AmigaOS or to Start Classic AmigaOS. I asked Matthew what the Classic AmigaOS option did but was told it was a interesting surprise - I guess we will hear more about this:

Here, Steve Solie and Matthew are discussing all things X5000:

AmigaOS4.1 booting up on the X5000:

This is the composite 3D demo running on the X5000:

Eldee (eliyahu), Matthew, Steve Solie and Ken (sundown) looking at AmigaOS4.1 running on the X5000:

In addition to the X5000, the Classic Clinic was also running at the same time, with a sick A4000 and sick A3000T being worked on while I was there:

Daniel from SACC was helping out with spare parts during the Clinic:

Mike Brantley and Andy (broadblues) chatting:

Classic Clinic was quite busy, with the clinic still going at 11:30pm!

Sick A3000T:

Bill (tekmage) needs help with his A4000D:

Very interesting evening. Quite a number of us (including me) went out to dinner on Friday night at a local Italian Restaurant:

Dave (AmigaDave - moderator at was at the dinner also:

Steve Solie with the ever present finger!

 Tony got his chance to have the pie again that he had at this same restaurant at AmiWest last year! Thanks Paul (pjs) for taking this photo:

Time for bed - well after midnight here now in Sacramento. The show proper kicks off at 10am Sacramento time on Saturday! Plenty to do in the morning so catcha later.