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Catweasel MK2 on X1000

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Ever since I read about the upcoming availability of X1000 support for the Catweasel Mk2 I was very excited to try it out with the many Amiga floppy disks I have - and today is the day!


For the last week or so I have been very sick with terrible food poisoning and unable to do anything at all. I feel a little bit better today and decided to tackle this project to try to take my mind off it!

So what is a Catweasel mk2? Well, it is a hardware device made by Individual computers and now available through Amigakit.com. It has the ability to present floppy drives of different formats (PC, Amiga, MAC, etc) to the AmigaOS4 (and Classic Amiga) to enable different formatted disks to be read.

With the X1000 there is no floppy drive or floppy drive port, so it is necessary to have a Catweasel installed in order to use a floppy disk drive under AmigaOS4. Until recently the only way to do this was by getting a Catweasel 4 PCI card, which is very hard to find anywhere nowadays - I certainly couldn&…

Huenison on X1000

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Today I am taking a look at the newly released game Huenison for AmigaOS4 on the X1000.



BTW I should explain that work has been busy for the last few weeks including weekends, making it hard for me to spend much time playing with the X1000! Apologies for not updating the blog more often...but, enough of that, let's take a look at Huenison!

It was developed by Simone Bevilacqua for AmigaOS4 (and also available on Windows), released under the name "Retream". Simone also previously released the game BOH on AmigaOS4.

Their website is here if you want to learn more about the game! You can download the demo from there for free, and the full version is available for purchase for around $6 AUD.

Essentially the game is a shoot-em-up in the classic 8/16 bit era style, complete with Commodore 64 style SID music, spot speech effects, dot matrix display (similar to the scoreboard on Pinball Fantasies on the Classic Amiga.

There is a lot of variety in this game, with your Cannon able …