Sector One - News Archive
This is our news archive. News before 8 April, 2000 are
not available here. The reason for this is easy: On this
date we changed our layout and the news until this date
have not been restored. We greatly regret this. Our latest
news can be accessed here.
Wanted Team - Update - Thursday, October 25, 2001 - posted by Bernd
There is an update on the Wanted Team site: The public version of the Janko Mrsic-Flogel replayer is now available. With this extern replayer you can listen to many classic Amiga tunes like the musics from Bomb Jack and War Zone. Don't forget that you can already legally download some of Janko's games from AMI Sector One. More will follow! Also there is a new replayer for NovoTrade tunes with example tunes. Some new custom modules and Soundtracker rips complete this update.
WinUAE 0.8.17 Release 2!!! - Friday, September 28, 2001 - posted by Marcos
WinUAE, one of (if not) the best Amiga emulators was upgraded to version 0.8.17 Release 2. Here is what is new on this version:
FIXED: Fixed the center_image() routine which was causing crashes with
centering inside of screens less than 800x600.
FIXED: Remove hard dependency on RegisterDeviceNotification API so that
WinUAE still works on Win95.
FIXED: Event timing works better now, and shouldn't hang any demos or
games. (Bernd Schmidt)
FIXED: Max out at 512-Megs of ZorroIII RAM, since 1-Gig won't work.
FIXED: Merged in some CIA-related save-state changes. (Bernd Schmidt)
FIXED: Banshee AGA and Lemmings3 AGA are now mostly working, thanks to
new delay-offset code. See the "KNOWN BUGS" section above for
further details. (Toni Wilen)
FIXED: Sound-syncro settings can be changed on-the-fly. (Jose Gil)
ADDED: New version of "uaediskchange" utility. Put this inside your
"Amiga" installation, and call it in your startup-sequence like
"run >nil: c:uaediskchange cd0:" to watch cd0: for disk-changes.
You can watch more than one drive. (Bernd Roesch)
CHANGED: Tweaked the sound-syncro code again. (Jose Gil)
CHANGED: Creating an AmigaDOS .adf file from the GUI will now create a
formatted disk. (Toni Wilen)
REMOVED: No restriction on only being able to run one instance of WinUAE.
NOTE: USE THIS WITH CAUTION.
For more info and downloads, visit WinUAE Homepage
Downloading problems - Thursday, September 27, 2001 - posted by Bernd
Many users have contacted me and asked me for the username and password to enter in the appearing pop up box when trying to start a download. This site is NOT password protected and downloads are ONLY possible from 1am EST until 8am EST. If you try to download something outside this period there should be a message which tells you that downloading is not possible at the moment. Though I still have no explanation for the pop up password requester, but I am working on a solution for you.
Coverscans Archive Update - Sunday, September 23, 2001 - posted by Peter
Some more coverscans for you to enjoy: Battle Valley, Huey, The Lion King, MegaPheonix, Pinball Magic, Rodland, SpinWorld, Super Grid Runner.
New WinUAE 0.8.17 - Tuesday, September 18, 2001 - posted by Bernd
There is a new stunning version of WinUAE. Here is a list of changes:
Most important new features are increased compatibility, support for FDI and HD disk images, BSD socket emulation (mostly working) and save state option (for those who need this). A full list of the changes can be read here.
Download the new release by clicking here or here (German mirror).
AmigaTRANS 3.01 Released! - Monday, September 10, 2001 - posted by Marcos
Hi all! AmigaTRANS, an [freeware]utility to ease Amiga to PC file transfers without the need for any specific software running on the Amiga, has been updated to version 3.01. Here's what's new:
Maximum timeout changed to 600 seconds for larger files
Serial buffer now automatically sets itself to available size
(The documentation has remained unchanged)
Fixed a bug that caused the program to hang at the end of a transfer
Fixed the Windows 95 buffer overflow bug (properly this time!)
You can get it at it's homepage @ http://www.agnus.org.uk/amigatrans/. Thanks to Zophar's Domain for the news.
New sound tool for *nix Amiga Fans! - Sunday, September 9, 2001 - posted by Marcos
UADE - Unix Amiga Delitracker Emulator was released. UADE is used to play old Amiga tunes based on UAE Emulation. It supports 90 different sound formats. UADE doensn't need an Amiga ROM file, as all the required bios calls or funcionts are emulated. And as the name says (and in case you didn't notice) this emulator only runs on *nix (Linux, Unix, etc...).
The news on this version [0.40] are:
Multifile loading support (VectorDean, TFMX, YMPlayer, ...)
Song end support for PTK-Prowiz deliplayer (for protracker + variants)
Optimized playlist scanning
You can get it at it's Homepage @ http://www.ee.tut.fi/~orsila/uade.html.
Thanks to Retrogames for the info.
Emerald Web update - Friday, September 7, 2001 - posted by Peter
The emerald mine section, Emerald Web, has been updated. Please visit the Emerald Web news page for more information.
Binary update - Sunday, September 2, 2001 - posted by Bernd
With kind permission of GP Software Directory Opus 4 is now online. Dir Opus is the most popular file manager for the Amiga and is an essential tool for every user. Also you should visit GP Software's Internet site for further information about the new version 6 of Directory Opus for the PC. Many users requested 'more tools on AMI Sector One'. Here are some new addidtions: OctaMED Soundstudio 1.0 is a very good tracker for the Amiga. Please note: This program was formerly a commercial product, but according to the publisher it is now freeware. F.R.A.C. is a program to create fantasy and roleplaying games. The Bible consists of 4 disks and consists of Old and New Testament. Absolute Adventurer is a disk containing solutions for adventure games.
Now the games: The programmers Keith Golden and Laurent Arditi allowed us to upload their Amiga games: Get Adventures through Time which was one of the first point-and-click adventures for the Amiga; Skweek and Super Skweek are two popular arcade/puzzle games with cute characters by Laurent Arditi. Cyber Man is a wonderful 3D pacman clone which is very enjoyable. Giddy 2 is Phillip Ruston's former dizzy licenceware game. If you are interested in Giddy 3 for the PC go to its site. Grand Prix Simulator is a realistic Formula One management game.
Demos: This time there is only one new music disk called Ripped Gems.
Finally there is a new wave of coverscans:
Accordion 1.1, Arcade Pool, Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh, The Art of Chess, Atomino, Ballistix, Calculation 1.1, Distant Armies, Eye of the Beholder, Eye of the Beholder II - The Legend of Darkmoon, Fantasy World Dizzy, Flight Path 737, Hoyle's Book of Games - Volume 1, Hoyle's Book of Games - Volume 3, Inertia Drive, Las Vegas, Lemmings 2 - The Tribes, Magicland Dizzy, Mouse Trap, Obliterator, PP Hammer and his Pneumatic Weapon, Project X - Special Edition, Protector, Seahaven Towers, Skweek, Super Skweek, and Turn It.
Wanted Team - Update - Tuesday, August 28, 2001 - posted by Bernd
There are some new or improved Eagle Players (Rob Hubbard ST, Protracker etc) on the Wanted Team Page. Also there are some new music rips of Amiga games.
More covers and manuals - Sunday, August 19, 2001 - posted by Bernd
Today there is an upate with many new high quality cover scans und useful ASCII manuals for games which you can download. The new cover scans are of course in the scans section. The manuals can be found on the downloading pages for the games. Now cover scans (all front and back):
Better Dead Than Alien (Electra), The Black Cauldron (Disney / Sierra), Chrono Quest (Psygnosis 1988), Colossus Chess X (CDS), Desert Strike (Electronic Arts), Incredible Shrinking Sphere (Electric Dreams ), Netherworld (Hewson), Oxxonian (Time Warp), Project D (Utility/Disk copy Program) (Fuller Computer Systems), Quadrel (Loriciel), Quarterback Tools (Central Coast Software), Qwak (Team 17), Return of the Jedi (Domark), Solitaire's Journey (QQP), Volfied (Oxford Digital Enterprises / Empire), X-It (Psygnosis).
The user manuals: 688 Attack Sub, Airbus A320, Amberstar, Arthur - Quest for Excalibur, A-Train, Black Crypt, Das Boot, Budokan, Chuck Yeager's ATF 2, Debut, Earl Weaver Baseball, Ferrari Formula One, Fire & Ice, John Madden Football, Keef the Thief, Monster Business, Omega, Populous, Ports of Call, Powermonger WW1, Severed Heads, Sim Ant, Sim City, Sim Earth, Sword of Sodan, Syndicate, Ultima 3, Ultima 4, Ultima 5.
New downloading restrictions and new coverscans - Monday, August 13, 2001 - posted by Bernd
Because of the results of our latest poll we decided to limit the downloading time from 1 am EST to 8 am EST. This will increase the downloading speed for all users.
Also there is a complete redesign of the scans section. The loading time of the HTMLs within this section is now faster. Many new scans (all of them were scanned by Peter) were added: Alert, Alpha-1, Aztex, B17 Flying Fortress, Blue Angels, Boulderdash Construction Kit, Bug Bomber,Cortex, Dog Fight - 80 Years of Aerial Warfare, Emerald Mine 2, Emerald Mines CD32, F/A-18 Interceptor, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indianapolis 500, Kelly X, Projectyle, Prospector in the Mazes of Xor, Reach For the Skies, Rockford, Sim City 1.2, Sim Earth, Strike Force Harrier, Supaplex, Tetra Quest, Their Finest Hour - The Battle of Britain. This is a total of about 50 new scans (front- and back cover scans). All new additions were marked with a "New". Don't forget to contact us if you would like to contribute scans.
Binary update - Sunday, August 5, 2001 - posted by Bernd
It is summer and we are a bit lazy... Nevertheless there is a small update:
Dr. Janko Mrsic-Flogel managing director of Paradox Software allowed us to have the Paradox Amiga games on our website. Most of the Paradox Amiga games were already released in 1986. Therefore, they belong to the early games for our favorite home computer. Download Protector (a horizontally scrolling shooter) and War Zone (vertically scrolling desert action) which are real classics. Also there is another Ed Scio simulation called Armour-Geddon (future flight simulation). Of course there are some new Public Domain games too: Empire (Amiga port of the strategy game), Pythagoras (popular German trading simulation from 1990), Roulette Game (realistic roulette simulation) and Sealance (best PD submarine simulator for the Amiga). If you are interested in Syndicate you should download Roger Moffa's Syndicate and Syndicate - American Revolt report which is very useful.
Also we got a new permission from a tools company: It was granted by the company Hartwerk (thanks to Ralf A. Tetzel and Rainer Wolf of Arktis) which produced many German award winning Amiga applications. The first product you can download is called Translate It. This is an English/German translation program which knows thousands of words and is ideal for translating user manuals or letters.
Finally there are new games and links on Emerald Web. Visit the Emerald Web News Page for further information.
Wanted Team - Update - Wednesday, August 1, 2001 - posted by Bernd
There are new sound players and modules on the Wanted Team page. Read the Page History for further information.
Emerald Web - Binary update - Saturday, July 28, 2001 - posted by Bernd
There is a binary update on Emerald Web. Click on the link to see which games are new. My tip: Download the Per One Mine series which has some nice Anime style title pictures.
Emerald Web update - Saturday, July 21, 2001 - posted by Bernd
There is a small update on Emerald Web. Click on the link for further information.
Emerald Mine Online joins AMI Sector One - Sunday, July 15, 2001 - posted by Bernd
The popular Emerald Mine related website Emerald Mine Online by Peter Levan has become a part of AMI Sector One and is now called Emerald Web (short: EW). EW features tons of Emerald Mine related downloads such as hundreds of games, coverscans and more.
The layout of the site has been completely reworked and is now based on the standard AMI Sector One design. Have a look - it is beautiful. Also there are more contents, more Emerald Mine related games plus much more. The URL you should bookmark is http://amiga.emucamp.com/emerald. With the start of EW, Peter has also become a part of our staff. Check the staff section.
If you have any Amiga Emerald Mine related games that are not in the archive and you wish to contribute to EW, or you wish to review any of the games in the archive, please email one of the staff members..
Reading Amiga disks on the PC - Sunday, July 15, 2001 - posted by Bernd
Previously you could only read Amiga floppy disks on the PC by using the Catweasel ISA Card or the ADF Read program. Now there is a third method called Disk2FDI: This tool requires any second disk drive on the PC to operate. After you have
inserted an Amiga disk in one drive and any blank disk in the other drive you can start the program. Disk2FDI will save the contents of the Amiga disks as an ADF or a FDI-file (that's a new disk image format by the author of Disk2FDI). In my opinion Disk2FDI is a very interesting program you should test if you are interested in creating disk images of any Amiga floppy disks.
Binary update - Sunday, July 8, 2001 - posted by Bernd
By courtesy of Rainer Bopf Software Developments we can upload here the famous Airbus A320 games series. The first of these games you can download is Airbus A320. Released in 1991 by Thalion it was one of the most realistic flight simulations at this time. Also JU-52 Flight Simulator is available. Please note: So far this game has been unreleased and now is the first time you can get it for free on the Internet. BTW: Rainer Bopf is still developing flight simulations for the PC. If you are interested visit the above link or order his products directly from the Media Online Store.
Let us continue with more commercial games: You can now legally download the rare Microdeal games Amiga Soccer and Airball. Many thanks to the development team Ed Scio (now running Brat Designs) and Pete Lyon (now active as a freelance graphic artist).
There are also another two games from Mark Page - the creator of Super Methane Brothers: Escape and Escape 2 (registered version). Many thanks to all contributors of this update.
We go on to the demos: A great part of you has probably already heard of Rob Hubbard. Years ago he composed many famous tunes for the C64. Now he is sound director at Electronic Arts. About one decade ago Allister Brimble arranged many of his C64 tunes for the Amiga: Download Rob Hubbard Collection 1, Collection 2 and The Very Best of Rob Hubbard. We are sure that you will know some of the tunes on these disks. Just try it. Also there is an early music disk from William Hensel called Deep fry the Sky and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. The trailers for the games Crime Town Depths and Wing Commander can be found in the demos section too.
Applications section: Get the rare disks Data Division Docs 2 and Data Division Docs 3 on which you can find a lot cheats, solutions and other stuff. Helpline is a disk with many German solutions for mainly Public Domain and advertising games. Also get Karaoke for Kids - it is very funny.
Besides there are many new high quality cover and ad scans: Airbus A320 Vol. 2, Battlestorm CDTV, Dreamweb, Epic, Eye of the Beholder, F1, Frontier Elite 2, Genesia, Kings Quest 6, Knight Force, Legend of Faerghail, Lionheart, Loom, Pinball Dreams, Robin Hood, Silkworm, Sleep Walker, Spirit of Excalibur, Tower FRA and Zeewolf.
We, the AMI Sector One staff hope that you liked today's update.
New versions of Super Methane Brothers - Wednesday, June 27, 2001 - posted by Bernd
Mark Page - author of Super Methane Brothers - has sent me new Amiga versions of his game. Both versions are now running on real Amigas and Amiga emulators. Here are the changes in the normal version:
- automatically switches between OCS/ECS and AGA graphics
- copy protection was removed from the disks
Changes in the HD CD32 version:
- full CD32 intro
- joystick / joypad selection menu
- changed the internal disk name from CD0: to SMB: so that it is assignable on a harddrive
- remove reference to the cd.device
- minor code change: "tst.w 1" instead of "ifne CD32"
Thanks again to Mark for creating these optimized versions which you can only download here on AMI Sector One. If you are interested in the full MS-Windows version of Super Methane Bros. you can download it for free from Mark Page's Internet site.
I will upload other Amiga stuff from Mark Page later.
Tutorial on WinUAE - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 - posted by Marcos
Are you having some kind of trouble configuring WinUAE? If so, I may have something that can help you out... mv2k has posted a nice "Configuration-HOWTO" for WinUAE on EasyEMU, so try and check it out... You may get surprised!
Genetic Species now for free - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 - posted by Holger
staff members, new games - 23 June, 2001 -
posted by Bernd
you remember my news posting of 12 June which
was called "New staff members are required".
Finally I have made my choice and here are the
new team members (sorted by the time they joined)
new team members will be responsible for different
parts here on AMI Sector One. Also I am just
working with a kind contributor called Gustavo
to improve our scripts. Some other projects
are in preparation too... More about this in
the next weeks. You can read some notes about
the new members in the staff
Alves from Portugal
Michaels from the USA
Whent from Australia
Herrmann from Germany
Now the games update: Patricia Curtis (formerly
project manager and assistant programmer at
Apache Software) as well as Mark Page (formerly
programmer at Apache Software) allowed us to
upload the Amiga game Super
Methane Bros. (a game similar to Bubble
Bobble, but with better graphics and sounds).
You can download different versions of this
game: There is a CD32-HD version (does not run
on emulators) and an ADF version. Like so often
I would like to stress that this game is NOT
freeware. P. Curtis and M. Page are still the
copyright owners and they granted a permission
which is ONLY valid for this site.
Btw: I am looking for the game "Murder
makes strange Deadfollows CDTV" by Tiger
Media. Is there somebody of you who has it?
Please get in contact
with me (Bernd)...
And here are the high quality Public Domain
games of this update: Jouster
3 (the arcade classic Joust for the Amiga),
(good Galaga game), Rattlesnake
(street fighting game).
New AGA demos are Repugnance,
Tear down the Wall
and Some Justice.
Also a disk with the results of the Amega
Party - Gfx Competiton was uploaded.
Here are some new cover-
and box scans: A320 Airbus (the game itself
will soon be available here), Big 6- Dizzy Collection
CD32, Case of the Cautious Condor CDTV, Chinese
Karate, Euro Soccer '88, Fallen Angel and Hard
And here is a last minute update: You can now
download ALL 18 LSD
Sprint Docs Disks (Sprint Docs provide cheats,
solutions, freezer addresses etc). Of course
every Sprint Disk has got its own HTML and screenshots.
Thanks to the new member Marcos who made it
I hope you enjoyed this update. In the future
the updates will be bigger since the staff has
grown. Also you can expect more updates during
need your opinion - 19 June, 2001 - posted
people have filed their applications in order
to become new staff members of AMI Sector
One. I was really surprised! Finally I have
made my choice... The new staff members will
be introduced at the coming weekend.
Now something completely different: At the
moment I receive many complaints because of
slow downloading speeds. What do you think?
Is the downloading speed of this site really
too slow? Please take part in our poll (right
column of this page) and tell us your opinion.
Depending on the results we will possibly
set up one or several mirrors. The poll will
end in one week. And now go voting...
staff members are required - 12 June, 2001
- posted by Bernd
the rest of the AMI Sector One crew (except
me, Bernd) is very busy there is a demand
for new staff members. If you are interested
you should speak German and/or English. It
is not a condition that you know something
about web programming. If you are interested
please contact me.
New staff members will get full FTP access
and CD-ROM's with all AMI Sector One files.
Isn't this a wonderful offer?
biggest commercial Amiga game download on the
Net - 09 June, 2001 - posted by Bernd
are pleased to announce that the company Net4TV
Corp. (formerly known as Tiger Media)
allowed us to upload their Amiga CD games:
You can now get the fabulous game Case
of the Cautious Condor here on ASO. This
game was "Adventure of the year 1989"
in Japan and got many great reviews in the
press. The game has digi speech and sounds
in the whole game. Its complete download size
is 65 MB(!) So it should be the biggest legal
download of an commercial Amiga game on the
Internet. Please note: The game runs fine
on any 68k Amiga with HD, the CDTV and of
course UAE. Note: Set the screen to the US
norm "NTSC" or you will see nothing
else than a black screen.
Of course there are many other game downloads:
The following games were all created with
the Shoot 'em up Construction Kit (also known
as SEUCK). Some people who were involved in
these games were later discovered by the games
industry (mainly gfx artists). Blood
'n' Bullets and Slap
'n' Tickle were written by the same team
and the graphics of these games are above
the average. Go
Looly is a very cute SEUCK game with nice
in-game screens. Mission
without a Return was coded by the Hardliners
team, 109 is
a historical airplane shoot 'em up and Computer
Conflict is a shooter in which you control
Now let us continue with the last games of
this update: How much do you know about Amiga
Quiz features hundreds of Amiga games
related questions. I used to play this game
for a very long time. But you should be able
to understand a bit of German in order to
play it. Bill
is a kind of trickshot billiards game. Cubix
is an addictive puzzle game.
Have you already known that "Wanted Team"
has now a site on Emucamp? The URL is http://amiga.emucamp.com/wt/wt.html.
On these pages you can download all the Wanted
Team players for the EaglePlayer and Deliplayer
Amiga/PC, tunes and other stuff from Wanted
Team. Don't forget to bookmark this Nr. 1
After a long time I have updated the Amiga
Games Compendium: There were added 1176 new
games. There are additional credits for most
of these titles. View the new entries by clicking
here. Soon there will also be an Off-line
Amiga Games Compendium. Do not miss the coming
No update without new coverscans:
Barbarian 2, Danger Freak, Dan Wilder, Erben
der Erde CD32, Gunship 2000 CD32, Robocop,
Strider and The Munsters.
Let us go to the new apps: James M. Bardeen
allowed us to upload his program Genesis
- The third Day which was published by
the no longer existing company Micro Illusios.
Genesis is a program with which you can create
wonderful fractal landscapes. Don't miss the
screenshots! Now you can also download EA's
Music 2.0 which was requested by so many
people. Deluxe Music is a notation tool with
which you can compose songs or create scores.
It also supports Midi In/Out.
OK, that's all for now. AMI Sector One will
be updated again soon. Thanks to all contributors
of this update!
permissions - 03 June, 2001 - posted by Bernd
new companies and individual programmers have
permitted us to upload their Amiga titles
on AMI Sector One: Dana Dominiak from Webfoot
Technologies granted the permission to
upload all games from her former company called
Image Tech: These games are the fantastic
adventure called Dungeon
Quest and the board game Kikugi.
Although both titles were already released
more than 10 years ago, they have wonderful
graphics. Also Patrick J. Simmons allowed
us to offer here his game Quiksilver
Pinball which is a wonderful pinball simulation
which has tables split over two screens. Btw:
He coded Kikugi too. Besides I contacted Brian
Leake from Namco.
He granted the permission to upload his complex
which was formerly published by Pandora. Finally
I got in contact with Stephen Corry who is
author of the popular "Soccer Cards"
series for the Amiga. Now you can download
his game Soccer
Cards US 94. His other title League
Soccer Cards was already online. A big
thanks goes to all the contributors of this
Apps: After a long time there are some new
additions in the applications section: Colour
It is a colouring book for children. With
Vol. 1 and Megaboot
you can crunch files or modify bootblocks
of Amiga disks. Pumatracker
is an interesting early soundtracker. And
at last there is the rest of the LSD
Docs Disks (45-65).
Of course there are new game soundtracks,
too: Check the Game
Music Section for the new additions. Also
there are some new coverscans:
Iron Lord, Indiana Jones and the last Crusade
CDTV, Loom CDTV, New Zealand Story, Skateball
and WEC Le Mans.
Finally I have written a small report about
the Commodore CDTV. You can read it here.
Watch out for further updates with Amiga games
which are absolutely new on the Internet!
report - 27 May, 2001 - posted by Bernd
Sector One has not been updated for a long
time, but there is a reason for this fact:
In the last months I had enormous health problems
and I was for a very long time in hospitals.
At the moment I am not yet 100% OK, but I
do my best to maintain AMI Sector One.
Another important information: Some days ago
my files were moved to a different directory
on the server. Therefore, a lot of links are
broken and many cgi-scripts do not work. Please
do not inform me about broken links. All problems
will be solved in the next days.
Thank you for your understanding.
01 June: All links (except the guestbook)
and downloads should now work. If you find
any other broken links please contact
games + PC Competitor Test - 04 February,
2001 - posted by Bernd
am glad to let you know that Alternative Realities
have given their OK to have their games on-line
here. You can now download the two award winning
addictive puzzle games called Climbing
Up + Editor and Falling
Down. Both games are the registered full
versions. Of course this is not yet all. Other
games I have just added to the archive are
the RPG epos Nethack,
the successful PD game Megaball
and the trading simulation Broker.
Finally there are also two games which were
written with the great video apps from the
company Right Answers. The first one is called
and the second one is Tumbler
Street. Both games have very good graphics
There is also a new
feature in which I test the PC Competitor
adapter. This fantastic adapter makes it
possible to use 2 Amiga joysticks on the PC.
You can find more info in the test or on the
PC Competitor site.
Finally there are some new
cover scans: Batman - The caped Crusader,
Gremlins 2, Invest, Jagt den Calippo Fresser
and Pacmania. Thanks to Raffaele for providing
some of these scans. If you also would like
to contribute scans please contact
Interactive grants permission - 20 January,
2001 - posted by Bernd
we go over to the games let us begin with a
new feature which is not mentioned in the headline:
I am pleased to announce that the first version
of the new Amiga
applications compendium is now online. It
has the following features:
will be entries for more than 1000 Amiga applications
(currently there are entries for exactly 301
to search for special programmes, companies
provides further information on Amiga emulator
compatibility, release year, language and
number of disks
the Amiga games
Compendium has been updated with 463 new
game entries. Most of the entries include full
credits for game programmers, gfx artists and
music composers. If you want to browse through
the new entries you can click
us continue with games: The company Jester
Interactive has allowed us to upload the
Graftgold Amiga games and I would like to take
the opportunity to thank Jester's marketing
director Clark Evans for the permission. Jester
Interactive is now mainly developing software
for the Sony Playstation 1 and 2 but they also
own the rights of the Graftgold classics like
Fire & Ice. The first Graftgold game here
is of course Fire
& Ice. In my opinion it is one of the
best platform games for the Amiga.
Besides already a long time ago Vision Software
from New Zealand allowed us to upload their
games too. Thanks to Paul Andrews for the permission!
The first Vision game is Seek
& Destroy which is a great helicopter
There is also one new game from Shadow Software
which is called Magic
Forest 2 - Son of Wilf. This is a cute platform
game. Other new games include Circus
(funny circus game), Mayhem
(good scene game), Running
Bob (well done platform game) and Push
and Pull (similar to GemZ). Also there are
now harddisk versions of the following titles:
Finally there are also the LSD
Docs Disks 12-44 and the complete diskmagazine
series LSD Grapevine
1-21. These disks are 'a must download'
for every Amiga fan
Year's Eve update - 31 December, 2000 - posted
the year 2000 will be over. This is the last update
in this year:
First I would like to let you know that Shadow
Software has allowed us to upload their Amiga
games: The first game which I upload from them
is Jetstrike Junior
which is a nice 2D flight action game. There were
a lot of other Shadow Software Amiga games but
I am missing some of these. If you have one of
the following games please get in contact with
me: Jetstrike Jr. - Fantasy Levels, Galleons (I
do not mean the game from Sublime Software), Dogfight
2 and Magic Forest 3. Of course there are some
other new games: Everybody knows Lemmings. Today
I uploaded the New Year
Lemmings 1992 (PD version). If you like adventures
you will also like the Egypt adventure Pamehta
and the exciting text adventure Temporal
Misplacement which features digitized graphics
and nice sounds. Kingdom
at War is a fine strategy game and Wo
ist der Mog is one of the best boardgame conversions
on the Amiga.
Today I would also like to announce my new project
called "The early Amiga scene": Recently
I got a lot of old Amiga disks with scene demos
from 1988-1991 and I am planning to upload ADF's
of all these demos and intros. Most of these disks
will be Internet premieres because the stuff is
quite rare. I am sure that sceners will like this
project. The project will start soon.
Some new AGA demos are Real,
I intented to add more stuff but at the moment
there is no time. I would like to wish all visitors
of AMI Sector One a good and successful year 2001.
update - 23 December, 2000 - posted by Bernd
there is quite a big update. Therefore, I reduce
my texts to a minimum:
New games are A-Train,
Golf, Omega, PGA
Tour Golf, Sim City
2000 (English and German), Space
Rogue, Ultima III,
Ultima IV, Ultima
V. Permissions for uploading these classic games
was already granted months ago but so far nobody
has found the time to upload these games. Some other
new games are Bleed, Bleed
2, Galleons and Championship
Baseball. Since Christmas is comming I also
uploaded a nice Christmas game which is called Julgubbe
and was coded by a scene demo group.
Besides I have completely restored the demo
section. Most of the demos are now available
again. And remember: Some demos are only available
here and not at any other place on the Net.
No update without new music files: There are new
soundtracks both in the game
music section and in the scene
I have also linked the first 11 LSD
Docs Disks. There is also a small script which
lists the docs on each disk. Of course you can also
download an offline
contents list of all LSD Docs Disks. I will
try to speed up this process and hope that the rest
of these disks will soon be available. Meanwhile
you can download these four LSD
Trainer Disks. A new application is the great
music program S.A.M. Sample Synthesizer
which comes on 2 disks and was formerly a commercial
There is also a small update in the coverscans
section: You can download high quality scans
of Deluxe Paint 4, Ambermoon and Savage. Thanks
to Jochen for this great selection of scans.
Finally I recommend you visiting the DeliPlayer
PC Page. Here you can download the great musicplayer
DeliPlayer which supports more than 170 soundformats
(tons of Amiga formats, but also MP3 and C64 SID).
The best thing is that the player is now free for
private users. More hightlights of this wonderful
program are harddisk recording, WinAmp skin support,
equalizer and a lot of more things. The player is
ideal if you want to listen to some tunes in the
AMI Sector One music section.
That is all for today. Probably I will update the
site again before New Year. Finally I would like
to thank all AMI Sector One visitors for their continuing
support. Merry Christmas to all of you.
Forever 4.0 - Now available - 30 November, 2000
- posted by Bernd
I received the following press release from Cloanto:
is proud to announce the release of the fourth version
of the award-winning all-in-one emulation and connectivity
solution officially licensed by the Amiga companies.
Amiga Forever 4.0 is an amazing package designed
to deliver continued support and compatibility to
millions of the most creative and enthusiastic computer
users ever. The package is available now in standard
and upgrade versions, both downloadable and on CD-ROM.
New features of Amiga Forever 4.0 include:
you ask me I tell you that this is a must buy. I am
going to obtain it soon.
look (as used in Amiga OS 3.5/3.9, but also compatible
with NewIcons and MagicWB)
to switch entire environment from "new look" (GlowIcons)
to "old look" (Classic) and vice versa
Explorer 4.0 (includes revolutionary self-install
over serial cable, no more terminal software or
PC filing system required on Amiga side)
Opus 5.5 (courtesy of GPSoftware)
for ADZ and DMS disk image files
spooler (easily print all Amiga documents under
Windows, bypassing parallel port emulation)
28 November, 2000 - posted by Bernd
very generous contributor called Guy has just sent me
screenshots for all LSD Docs disks. I am very pleased
that somebody has helped out in this case and my greetings
go to Guy for his help.
All LSD Docs disks will be added within 2 weeks. There
will also be a special LSD Docs Disks search engine.
See you all at the coming weekend!
HD games and Docs disks - 19 November, 2000 - posted
the moment I am selling the following new (!) Amiga
games on Ebay: James Pond 2 - Robocod CD32, Morph CD32,
Turrican 1 CDTV and Logical CDTV. Click
here to view the auctions. Scans of the boxes are
of course provided.
Here on AMI Sector One there are some new Amiga HD games:
Guldkorn Expressen, Dynamite
Dux, Predator, Ports
of Call. These games are especially useful for people
using real Amigas.
Besides I have added the Loons Docs
Disks 1-11. These disks are similar to the famous
LSD Docs disks: There are a lot of cheats, passwords,
game solutions, maps and more on these disks. If you
know any Loons Docs Disks with numbers greater than
11 please contact me. I am also
planning to add the complete LSD Docs series. Most of
the disks are already on the server but screenshots
for the pages have not yet been createt. If there is
somebody out there interested in helping to create screenshots
(320x200 pixels; gif-format) contact me. Any help is
a new staff member - 11 November, 2000 - posted
I would like to introduce Marc 'Zito' Oberst
as a new staff member of the AMI Sector One
crew. Marc is member of the established demo
group "Darkage" and this is the most
important reason why he will be mainly responsible
for the demo section. He is also involved in
a scene compendium called Scen'o'Ride. It is
planned to create a special page for this project.
Recently Marc has also created some great ASCII
logos for AMI Sector One which you will find
in all further zip archives of this site. If
you want to contact Zito you can use the e-mail
address which can be found in the contact
And: There are still needed more staff members:
If you feel you could contribute something to
this site please get in
contact with me (Bernd). I am also looking
for a person interested in ripping screenshots
of games, demos and other disks.
Besides I have also added some new coverscans
and adverts of mainly rare games: Crown, Malta
Storm, Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon,
Terramex, Town with no Name and Vixen. You see
that AMI Sector One is the only resource for
great news... - 02 November, 2000 - posted by
time I would like to announce that Ed Mackey
has allowed us to upload the registered version
of his game Megaball
4. Every Amiga user should know this game
because it was one of the most successful shareware
games on the Amiga.
I am also glad that Pete Lyon granted us permission
to upload here the Microdeal computer games
he was involved in. Pete Lyon had a leading
position as gfx artist at Microdeal. Now he
is working as a freelance and also maintains
where you can find out more about his work.
The first game with his artwork you can download
is the great beat 'em up Karate
Some other new games were adapted from various
coverdisks. The titles are Aquanaut
and Death Angel.
Both games are good shoot 'em up's. Another
new game is the WHDLoad version of Globulus.
I have also added about 20 game soundtracks
in different formats. Check the new additions
in the Game music section.
After a long time there is also a new addition
in the applications and tools section: It's
Amiga Football - The
Game which is a two disk compendium about
the popular sports.
Expect a major update to the search engines
and sell - 17 October, 2000 - posted by Bernd
is not a real update, but there are some issues
that could be of interest for AMI Sector One
1. I have two original and boxed Amiga games
called "Embryo" from Black Legend
which I would like to sell. Every copy contains
the rare update disk from the manufacturer.
A screenshot of the box is here.
The price for the game is 15,00 DM, 8,00 US
dollar or 5,00 UK pounds. If you are interested
get in contact with
me. (24 October: games are now sold!)
2. Besides I am looking for a complete Amiga
CDTV system in mint or good condition. If you
have one to sell (preferably also with some
CD's) get in contact with me.
3. I am also looking for original games for
my old Amiga CD32 which I do not yet own. Simply
send me your lists. Finally I am interested
in the Amiga floppy games which are stated in
new features plus more - 09 October, 2000 -
posted by Bernd
to another update of AMI Sector One. Today there
is something of interest for both emulator fans
and Amiga users. But first of all let us begin
with the new features written by Bernd:
Microdeal - A resume:
This article is about the hard- and software
company Microdeal which disappeared in 199?.
Amiga Games vs.
Amiga Joker: Here I compare two issues of
these popular Amiga games related magazines.
The update continues with the new games Tanglewood
(thanks to the author Ian Murray-Watson who
allowed us to upload it), Tie-Break
(thanks to the author Andreas Seebeck), Wrath
of Gwendor and the request Wizzy's
Quest (English version). Besides the ADF
of Wikinger 2 has
been fixed (thanks to Hubert Maier jr. for repairing
Users of real Amiga computers will hopefully
appreciate the following HD versions which have
been added today: F/A
18 Interceptor HD, Lethal
Xcess HD, Sword of
Sodan HD. Most of these HD versions require
an installed version of WHDLoad.
There are also some new scans
of Amiga games:
Advanced Destroyer Simulation, Cosmo Ranger,
Outrun, Peter Beardsley's Internat. Football,
Pyramax, Quartz, Raider, Renaissance, Revelation,
S.E.U.C.K., Space Gun, Speed Ball, Tie-Break,
Titan, Treasure Trap, Triango, Turrican, UN
Squadron, Way of the little Dragon, XCopy. Thanks
to the contributors Peter and Raffaele.
I have also added some new tunes of games: View
the new additions by clicking here.
Finally I have also added information to another
280 Amiga games. You can access the information
by clicking here.
I hope you enjoyed today's small update. AMI
Sector One will soon be back with some great
permissions, new emulators etc. - 17 September,
2000 - posted by Bernd
of all thanks to all visitors who have sent me
feedback in the last weeks. It seems that nearly
everybody is pleased with the new "AMI Sector
One". Now I am sure that it was worth the
Again I have added exactly 179
new games with credits (where available) to
the game database. I have also fixed some minor
entries in the database. Please note that you
can now also access the search engine directly
from this newspage. You can find it at the top
of the right column.
Now let us continue with the games: Two more companies
have granted us the permission to have their Amiga
games online: These are Talking
Birds (they are known for great football games)
(the company is now more or less inactive). Some
games of these companies which I have added are
Der Trainer (one of
the best football management games for the Amiga)
and Oo Topos (it is
an early Amiga adventure which was already coded
in 1986). Also Adisak Pochanyon has allowed us
to upload his commercial game Thromulus.
Adisak is now working for the game developer High
Voltage. More new games are the RPG Dungeon
Krampfer (very funny:-), High
Reflection (a fantastic puzzle with editor),
Legion (fantastic strategy
game from Poland), Napoleonic
Wargame System (pure strategy!) and Weird
in Edgeways (solve circuit problems).
I have also created parts of the music
section: You can now visit the players
section as well as the composers-
and game music section.
Here you can find some game soundtracks which
have been ripped by the Amiga music expert Nomaios
who has been supporting ASO for a long time. Thanks
I have also updated the scans
section: To nearly every letter new scans
have been added. I received most of the scans
from Peter Levan of Emerald
Mine Online. Some other scans were contributed
by Raffaele. Thanks guys! Here is a list of most
of the new additions: Anarchy, Atomix, Batman,
Batman - The Caped Crusader, Boston Bomb Club,
Clik Clak, Clock Wiser, Cloud Kingdoms, Crazy
Cars 2, Cubit, Cybercon 3, Demolition, Dragon
Tiles - The Tournament, Final Conflict, Flimbo's
Quest, Frenetic, Games - Summer, Ishido, James
Pond, James Pond 2, Jug, Logical, Menace (alternative),
Microprose Soccer, Mindbender, Nevermind, New
Zealand Story, Plotting, Slipstream, Spindizzy
Worlds, Supaplex, Warp, Zarathrusta.
Finally also a new version of WinUAE has been
released: It is 0.8.14 R3. There are many new
features in this version like increased compatibility.
Please visit the WinUAE
homepage for further information. You can
download there the new emulator.
Watch out for further news soon.
of new scans - 24 August, 2000 - posted by Bernd
the past few months I have collected many Amiga
related scans. Here they are:
I have scanned the following things: Chronicles
of Omega box, Emerald Mine
3 Prof. box, Betrayal advert,
Chip's Challenge advert,
Hired Guns box, Hopp
oder Top box, Mega lo Mania
box, Victory box.
Raffaele has sent me: Centurion
advert, Chuck Yeager's ATF
2 box, Captain Blood advert,
Sim Ant advert, Sim
City advert, Sim Earth advert.
Graham has sent me the covers of the following
games (all are US versions): Arkanoid,
Goddesses of Phobos, Sword
of Sodan, Ultima 4,
Hans has sent me scans for: Hexuma,
Soul Crystal, Spirit
of Adventure, Vision,
Whales Voyage 1, Whales
Bruno has sent me box scans for: Rodeo
Games, WWF European Rampage,
A big thanks goes to all the contributors. If you
also would like to send me some scans I would be
pleased if you could please contact
me. Every contribution is welcome:-)
Sector One is back - 20 August, 2000 - posted by
a long break we are finally back with an update. Of
course we have not been inactive and AMI Sector One
has got lots of new features:
The first thing you will realize is probably the completely
new layout. Before it has been created we have read
dozens of mails from our visitors and listened to
their wishes. For example lots of users requested
bigger screenshots for the games or a better navigation.
These requests and other improvements have been integrated
in the new layout. Simply browse through the pages
and you will realize the changes.
Some of the sections like "Music" or "Links"
are currently quite empty. These sections will be
uploaded later since they are still under construction.
The section A-Compendiums
is a totally new highlight: Currently it provides
an index with about 1400 Amiga games including credits
for programmers, gfx artists and music/sfx composers.
Additional information like publisher/developer, number
of disks, release year, compatibility information
for the emulators are of course also provided. If
you want to see the games which have been added recently
to the A-Compendiums database you should click here.
Please note that it is still a beta version. When
the whole A-Comepndiums will be ready it will contain
my entire Amiga collection including more than 5000
games and 1500 applications.
Now let us go to the binary additions:
In the nearly three months in which AMI Sector One
has not been updated for the public we gained lots
of new permissions from companies and individuals.
Here are some of them: For example the Norwegian company
UDS permitted us to
upload their flipper game Obsession
Pinball. This great piece of software can now
be downloaded. We have also made a deal with the British
software developer and publisher Vulcan:
About every month or so one new game of their Amiga
games series will appear here. It all starts with
the fabulous adventure Valhalla
and the Lord of Infinity. This is of course not
yet all. We will announce further permissions soon.
Several times I was also asked to upload Doom:
The Amiga port of the famous Id
Software shooter is now also online. It runs with
WinUAE 0.8.8 but of course it is a bit slow. I have
also added the shooter Serene
2 which has been created by S.E.U.C.K. master
Andrew Fereday. Other new games are Airport
(you are an air-traffic controller of a big airport),
Turbo Raketti (one of the
best gravity games for the Amiga) and Skate
Tribe (a fast skateboard simulation).
Today there are not yet any demos or music files because
these sections are still not yet ready. Watch out
for further updates soon.
Drew interviewed - 15 June, 2000 - posted by Jan
know that this story a bit of topic but you have to
read it: Jim Drew (author of the well known Mac emulator
Fusion) blamed Christian Bauer (author of the Mac emulators
Shapeshifter and Basilisk) being a thief:
You don't want to discuss it ?
Jim Drew: Sure... Christian Bauer is a thief...
ClockWise: Can you elaborate a bit?
Jim Drew: When we were making Emplant updates, ShapeShifter
appeared. Joe and I disassembled it and found about
60% AMAX II code, 30% our code, and 10% Apple's code.
Read the rest of the interview ...
Inc. is to sue Rainer Benda - 01 May, 2000 - posted
Benda - well known sysop of the official Commodore
support mail box in Germany - received a warning by
Amiga Inc.: he should delete all Amiga OS related files
from his homepage. Rainer offers a lot of Kickstart
files and workbench sets on his site to download. He
stated that this files where for support issues only.
This is logical to me ... just think of the case that
you loose your WB disks or their get damaged in any
way ... on the other hand we have the piracy issue.
The hole story was started by Cloanto
who are selling the incredible Amiga
Forever package including Workbench and Kickstart
But Rainer's site has something other extremely interesting
to offer: his review of three years working at Commodore
and Amiga Inc. It's called "the
fall of C= from my point of view". You'll we
wondering about the secrets he's telling to public ...
unfortunately the report is in German only. I'll hope
to post an English translation soon because every Amiga
fan should be able to read this ..
layout up - 22.04.00 - posted by Jan
The new site layout has gone online a few minutes ago.
I hope you'll like it ... better said ... I hope it
meets with your approval ;-)
Please take part of our poll which is questioning "Do
you like our new site layout?" the next 14 days.
This allows us to get an impression if I did a good
job or not. We're trying to integrate more feature into
the site like a game of the month, special reports and
an extensive review of every working Amiga emulator
Any concerns? Ideas? Any useful comments? Did we forget
anything? What would you add? What should be discussed
in more detail? Send us your
opinion. The more input we get from you the more we're
able to improve this site.
new games added (again ...) - 19.04.00 - posted by
upped Sim City 2000 AGA
and A-Train (both from Maxis)
Sim City 2000 was the long
awaited sequel of Sim City
(we already have in our collection) which was never
expected to be released for the Amiga. But finally our
dreams came true ... and here it is ;-)
A-Train wasn't really successful
in Europe but nearly every Japanese knows this game.
It's something like Railroad Tycoon in present time.
layout is coming soon - 18.04.00 - posted by Jan
new layout will be up in a few months ... please don't
expect too much.
The main objective was to create a new site in 800x600
format which should be faster and easier accessible.
I noticed some problems using Netscape Navigator 6 Preview
1 as well as Opera 4.0 beta 3 :-(
Trust none ...
new games added ;-) - 16.04.00 - posted by Bernd
can now download Tower of Souls
(AGA; 5 ADF's) from "Black Legend" which was one of
the Amiga games highlights in 1995. At the start of
the game you can create a character. Then you begin
your journey through a fantastic fantasy land.
new in our game collection is Lethal
Formula. This is an exciting adventure in which
you have to try to find a lost formula. Once again I
want to stress that a "5" in a game rating does not
mean a bad result. "5" stands for the best mark; a "1"
is the worst mark.
M. Holmes grants permission & new games (again)
- 15.04.00 - posted by Bernd
M. Holmes used to be owner of the no longer existing
Amiga company "Black Legend". Now he is running IncaGold
- a company involved in PC CD-Rom Games, publishing
and online games. When you visit the pages of IncaGold
you will realize that already lots of companies are
publishing their games via IncaGold.
IncaGold is currently
looking for further development staff. So if you are
a PC games developer team please get in contact with
terms are of course lucrative. In the future I will
here report more about the actions of IncaGold.
But now back to the Amiga: Mr. Holmes' permission is
valid for the "Black Legend" Amiga titles. I really
want to thank Mr. Holmes a lot for granting this permission.
In the next days I will upload the first Black Legend
game. So please check my news.
But today there are also of course some other new games:
Blue Max is a historical and
realistic flight simulation from Artech
Studios. You can select between various airplanes
and missions. The graphics of the game is very good.
Also new are the Public Domain games Furmyre
(a good shoot 'em up with reasonable gfx and sound)
as well as Gyves (believe it
or not - this is in my opinion the best Amiga tetris
clone. It easily strikes commercial games).
left us recently - sad news) classic action game Tankbuster
completes today's update.
games ... new demos ... new covers scans ... -
09.04.00 - posted by Bernd
already stressed yesterday I am today updating Amiga
Sector One: The first game from Artech
Studios available is Das Boot.
In this game you command a submarine and have to fulfill
various missions. The 3D graphic in the game is very
advanced. Another submarine simulation which has been
available here on Amiga Sector One for months is btw.
688 Attack Sub from Electronic
Some other new games are the hardcore RPG Omega
and Bop 'N Plop from FEZ
Also new is Diplomacy 2
which is based on the Avalon Hill board game.
Studios grants permission - 08.04.00 - posted by Bernd
is a great day since Artech
Studios have permitted me to upload their games
which they developed for the Amiga. Artech
Studios is a Canadian software developer and they
began to code games already back in the very early 80's.
Later in the 90's they also coded some great Amiga titles.
A well known programmer who worked at Artech
Studios is by the way Steve Tibbett - coder of VirusX
and PortalX! I will upload here the first Artech
Studios game tomorrow. So far only the permissions
section has been updated.
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