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Recent News Submit News News   A500 512KB MEMORY RAM TRAPDOOR EXPANSION NEW FROM AMIGA KIT News posted by amigakit on 18-May-2019 10:44:41 (207 reads)
A500 512Kb RAM trapdoor memory expansion. - new revision available

This high quality, low cost memory expansion doubles your Commodore Amiga 500 computer's memory. Extra memory is essential for many games which require 1MB of RAM to work.

System RAM will be increased from the standard 0.5MB (512kb) to 1MB (1 megabyte).

Installation is straight forward process: simply slot the A500 memory expansion into the trapdoor slot. The trapdoor bay is covered by a small plastic door underneath the Commodore Amiga 500 computer which can be easily levered open. There is no need to unscrew, open or disassemble your computer.

Memory expansion features Real Time Clock header to install optional Real Time Clock module: available installed at special price below or available separately here.

0.5MB RAM to boost total system memory to 1MB
Memory auto configures with no drivers required
Header for optional Real Time Clock module: available installed at special price
LK1 jumper on board: used for enabling 1MB Chip RAM modifications (Agnus 8372 or higher required).
Two-page colour manual included

Commodore Amiga 500 Plus users: we have produced a separate 1MB memory expansion available here

Revision 2, updated from our original 2007 product design. Fully tested on revision 5 and 6A motherboards.

This product is manufactured by Amiga Kit offering high quality upgrades for your Amiga computer at good value, low prices. Copyright 2007-2019 AmigaKit Ltd.

Direct Product Link:
A500 512K Memory RAM Expansion for Commodore Amiga 500


software Classic   New AmiKit XE released!
  software Classic posted by AmiKit on 18-May-2019 7:53:01 (348 reads)

💙We're proud to present new AmiKit XE 11, the high-end Amiga emulation package for Windows, Mac and Linux! Now also available on bootable Crystal USB flash disk drive!
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software OS4   Dir Me Up 3.96 released for AmigaOS 4.1!
  software OS4 posted by Glames on 16-May-2019 15:33:57 (160 reads)
Dir Me Up 3.96, the modern Amiga explorer, has been released for AmigaOS 4.1 computers!

Dir Me Up, a software to explore and manipulate files, links and drawers of your Amiga.

What's new
- Start / Help bubble displayed if memorized volume is no more available.
- Focus / Keys presses from other applications were handled when coming back to DirMeUp: fixed.
- Browsing / Random lock when browsing between favorites and searches or vice versa: fixed.
- Copy / Random DSI error when scanning an archive and copying its main directory: fixed.
- Archive / Copy or Extraction / The comment generated automatically when displaying the archive was also copied/extracted: fixed.
- Processing / Sometimes a space was not displayed if the remaining time displayed has no minutes (ex: 1h45 sec): fixed.
- Preview volume / The manager displayed for the RAM: was "unknown": fixed.
- Preview volume / The manager displayed for FAT2 was "OFS": fixed.
- Prefs / Window enlarged for more readability.
- Prefs / Scrolling using the mouse wheel no longer worked: fixed.
- ...

As usual, this update, free for all registered users, has been put online. To install it, just run Dir Me Up.

A video of the 3.02 update is online.

A tutorial is available online in English or Greek.

More details on our website.

You can download a demo (3.02) allowing (only) browsing
here or there.

Dir Me Up, improve your Amiga!

hardware Classic   A4000 4-Device IDE Interface From Amiga Kit
  hardware Classic posted by amigakit on 12-May-2019 11:36:16 (307 reads)

A4000 4-Device IDE interface - new revision 3

Compatible with the Commodore Amiga 4000 Desktop or A4000T.

The standard Commodore Amiga 4000 is supplied with a single IDE connector as standard allowing only two IDE devices to be connected. This interface overcomes this factory limitation by providing two IDE connectors. Each IDE interface allows two devices so with this adapter a total of up to 4x IDE devices is possible.

Features 2x 40-pin IDE connectors (primary/secondary) and 1x 40-pin IDE connector to link to original Amiga motherboard IDE interface.

The 40-way (3.5") IDE cable to connect this adapter to the Amiga motherboard IDE connector can be optionally added below at various lengths.

To use the secondary port, third party software such as IDEFIX software package should be installed.

Direct Product Link:
A4000 4-Device IDE Interface

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Events   One month until the June 8-9 Pacific Commodore Expo NW!
  Events posted by RobertB on 9-May-2019 4:56:41 (299 reads)
That's right... time is counting down to the third annual Pacific Commodore Expo NW! PaCommEx is the only Commodore/Amiga show in the Pacific Northwest, and we welcome all our brothers/sisters from the USA and Canada. The show is held at the

Living Computers: Museum + Labs
2245 1st Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98134, USA

The museum being open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., PaCommEx follows that schedule, and the show is situated on the first floor of the building. Pay your admission to the museum, come to our show, and visit all the other museum exhibits on the first and second floors, too.

There will be plenty of classic Commodores and Amigas to use, a couple of presentations to hear, and a hardware raffle in which to participate. More details can be found at

Robert Bernardo
organizer - Pacific Commodore Expo NW
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Events   Bay Area Maker Faire 2019 - May 17-19
  Events posted by RobertB on 5-May-2019 7:10:29 (461 reads)
Join us at the Vintage Computer Festivalers tables at the Bay Area Maker Faire 2019 on May 17-19. Bay Area Maker Faire is at the San Mateo County Event Center (fairgrounds), 1346 Saratoga Dr, San Mateo, California, USA. We'll be in the Expo Hall.

We'll have Classic Computers for the hands-on exhibit. Personally, I will be bringing an Ultimate 64, Amiga 600, and as a back-up, an Amiga CD32. Others will be bringing in systems ranging from Apples to Ataris.

Over a hundred thousand attendees at the event,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

software OS4   VIM 8.1 with MUI GUI out now and for AmigaOS4!
  software OS4 posted by kas1e on 3-May-2019 18:57:28 (1053 reads)
What is it ? ...

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient. Vim is rock stable and is continuously being developed to become even better. Among its features are:

* persistent, multi-level undo tree
* extensive plugin system
* support for hundreds of programming languages and file formats
* powerful search and replace
* integrates with many tools

Please note that this is not a straight port of the upstream version. It includes a full MUI GUI with most of the bells and whistles found in Vim on any of the major platforms.

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News   APC&TCP is on vacation
  News posted by AndreasM on 3-May-2019 14:20:22 (310 reads)
From May 6th to 29th, APC & TCP and the Amiga Future are on vacation.

During this time we can not answer any emails.
In extremely urgent cases, we are conditionally reachable via WhatsApp and Messenger.

All emails and orders will of course be processed as soon as possible after our vacation.
But please have understanding that it may take some days.
Attention! Also download orders (eg Roadshow) must be unlocked by us by hand. Thus, the downloads are available only after our vacation.

If everything works out perfectly we have a little surprise for you after our holiday.
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software Classic   New Games for Amiga CD32 incoming
  software Classic posted by phoenixkonsole on 3-May-2019 10:14:11 (296 reads)
We are currently taking pre-orders for:
Tales of Gorluth 3
Tales of Gorluth Trilogy
Oh No! More Aliens (Alien Breed meets SmashTV)

We would be glad if you support us by pre-ordering them on the Kickstarter
If you take 2, you get a third game of your choice (listed on Kickstarter) for free.

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Miscellaneous News   Antstream Retro Game Streaming Service
  Miscellaneous News posted by jd997uk on 2-May-2019 17:18:08 (300 reads)
Antstream Retro Gaming Reborn

I haven't had a deep dig on this, but there don't seem to be a huge amount of info on what they are using to emulate the various systems.

I assume they require a license to run an online emulator (for the Amiga ROM's)?
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