Posts tagged AMOS
So, I found a video on YouTube of one of my really old Amiga games and it inspired me to work on making some pages about some of these projects, what the challenges were and anything else that comes to mind during the development. The particular game in question was one of my earlier ports of my Twinz game to the Amiga, but was a version I thought for sure I had lost the source code for. At some point during it’s Aminet presence, it was pulled and played.
As I started looking at some of my Discography lists, it came to my attention that I was actually missing a lot of different projects, including all of my current App Store apps, so I figure it would be a great time to start working on some of this, plus it will be a great trip down memory lane about the good old days!!
My Game Development on Amiga was fairly slim, I made a good couple of dozen unfinished games, and spent most of my time focussing on smaller routines. In the beginning, development was mostly in AMOS & AMOSPro. I then upgraded to SAS/C and worked on a few unfinished projects there, and at the end I was doing some porting work using StormC with my good friend Paul.
Over the next few weeks, I will dig through my old archives and see if I can get any of these old games and projects running. I know I have a few screenshots for some of the bigger projects, but it will be extremely interesting to pull out some of the *really* old and bad stuff! Stay tuned!!
Since about 1998 I have had my eye on a nice Amiga tattoo design that I fell in love with the moment I saw it, and so finally last weekend I went ahead and had it inked onto my left arm. Over the years I had been putting it off for various reasons, cost and what-not. One of my neighbours was having a tattoo party and so I finally decided now was the time to get it done!
The Commodore Amiga has been a major part of my life for many wonderful years. I moved to the Amiga after spending several years coding on the ZX Spectrum. I learned to code C on the Amiga using SAS/C, and a few other languages including AMOS Basic and Blitz Basic. My Amiga is still a big part of my life, I currently have 3 of them in the house as well as a Pegasos II, and I am working on putting one of my A1200 machines into a tower (although its turning out to be a bit on the expensive side).
The tattoo was hand drawn & inked by local tattoo artist Jeff Benedict. The dark colouring on the boing ball and A is shadow and will eventually lighten up as my arm heals. The images represent the various logos use by the Amiga. AMIGAAAHHH!!