Last Updated on June 3, 2023
If you’re lucky enough to own an Analogue Pocket, you should be interested to know that new gaming options are available with the release of the Analoge Pocket Amiga core.
Based on the Amiga Mist project (aka minimig) with the “APF framework for floppy, hard drive and CDrom access,” the Analogue Pocket’s Amiga core can currently only read ADF files. Here’s what else it can do:
- Both 68K and 68020 CPUs
- Chip memory 512k, 1m, 1.5m and 2m
- Slow memory none, 512k, 1m, 1.5m
- Fast memory of none/2/4/8Mbyte for the 68000K CPU
- Fast memory of 16/32Mbyte for the 68020K CPU setup – This is experamental at this moment
- AGA Chipset
- Turbo boot
- It can only read ADF disk images (Floppy disks). Writes will come soon with Hard Drive access.
You’ll notice that there is reference to FPGA-ing the AGA chipset in that list. While most of the publicity for the project refers to Amiga 500, it sems that the Analogue Pocket Amiga core will also handle Amiga 1200, 4000, and CD32.
Developer UltraFP64 announced the release of his Analogue Pocket Amiga core as follows:
Meanwhile, some earlier tweets highlighted the Analogue Pocket running various Amiga games incuding as Superfrog and Turrican III.
Meawhile, YouTube channel Pixel Cherry Ninja has showcased 13 games running on the Analogue Pocket Amiga core while the project was still in alpha, which should give a better impression of the project’s capabilities.
You can grab the Amiga core for Analogue Pocket from the project’s GitHub page.
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