v-joe
  • Member for 3 years, 1 month
  • Last seen more than a month ago
Why was the Kickstart 1.x "Insert floppy" graphic so bad?
53 votes

Low number of bit planes (few colors) and low resolution saves kickstart ROM space as stated in the other answer(s). Another reason for the simplicity of the picture could be the limitation of ...

View answer
Set keyboard layout in Amiga Workbench 3.1
Accepted answer
10 votes

SETKEYBOARD only changes the keyboard layout for the current console (unlike SETMAP from older AmigaOS versions, which changes the layout globally), hence running SETKEYBOARD from s/startup-sequence ...

View answer
Is there data for programming language popularity pre year 2000?
3 votes

While only limited to one month of data and to only one provider, here is a ranking of the top 20 programming languages by number of readers of newsgroups under comp.lang from March 1995 as collected ...

View answer
Is there data for programming language popularity pre year 2000?
8 votes

Below is an attempt of ranking 'popularity' of programming languages invented in the 1980s or earlier by searching for "language programming" on worldcat. The table lists how many library items exist ...

View answer
Why did ScanDisk exist?
8 votes

The (at least original DOS versions of) chkdsk checked the integrity of the FAT filesystem. Say, a reboot occurred interrupting a disk write, chkdsk e.g. could find correspondingly corrupted files and ...

View answer
What is this side-scrolling fighting game for the Amiga?
10 votes

Impressive that you were able to find the image without knowing the name of the game. If you paste the image URL of your post above into Google's image search, Google's guess will be "Golden Axe II".

View answer
What exactly are the differences between Kickstart 1.2 and 1.3?
3 votes

The autobooting feature that Kickstart 1.3 added allowed e.g. booting from the RAM drive RAD: after a reset (Wikipedia link). One could e.g. boot Workbench 1.3 on a Kickstart 1.2 Amiga and create RAD:...

View answer
What modification is required from a PC floppy for use in Amiga?
6 votes

Here (archive.org copy) is a site with specific instructions for converting PC drives from several manufacturers to Amiga replacement drives. Note that getting the disk ready signal to work is ...

View answer