Lyonsden Blog

A blog about Commodore 8-bit & 16-bit computers, retro tech and the odd gadget or two…

Zip Drive Amiga

How to use an Iomega Zip Drive with the...

In this post I’m going to explain just how you can use an Iomega Zip 100 Drive with an Amiga 1200. The software side of this will be applicable to other Amiga models too but the hardware required is specific to the Amiga 600/1200 series...

Amiga Workbench Wallpaper

Installing Amiga OS 3.1.4 – Part 5 –...

In parts 1 through 4 of this guide I covered everything needed to install Amiga OS 3.1.4 on an Amiga 1200 from scratch. However there are still a few things that can be done to improve the installation. I’m afraid this post ended up a lot...

Installing Amiga OS 3.1.4 – Part 4...

Having created the physical floppy disks in Part 1, installed the 8GB CF card and ROMs in Part 2 and partitioned the CF card in Part 3 it is now time to look at installing Workbench 3.1.4. The first thing to do is boot up the Amiga using the 3...

Compact Flash Card

Installing Amiga OS 3.1.4 – Part 3...

Having created the physical floppy disks in Part 1 and installed the 8GB CF card and ROMs in Part 2 it is now time to set about partitioning and formatting the compact flash card so we can install Workbench 3.1.4 on it (in Part 4). To start the...

Installing Amiga OS 3.1.4 – Part 2...

Having created the physical floppy disks in Part 1 of this guide it is now time to fit the IDE Compact Flash adapter and the 2 Kickstart 3.1.4 ROMS. Fitting the IDE Compact Flash Adapter For this I needed to open up my A1200 to gain access to...

Installing Amiga OS 3.1.4 – Part 1...

For my ‘new’ Amiga 1200 I decided I wanted to have the latest Workbench running on it so I ordered myself a copy of AmigaOS 3.1.4 from Sordan in Ireland. It arrived a few days later in a small cardboard box and consisted of a ROM...

Blizzard 1230 MkIV

Blizzard 1230 MkIV Accelerator Card

I recently managed to pick up a nice Blizzard 1230 MkIV accelerator off eBay which arrived a couple of days ago. I reckon I was probably just as excited to get this one in 2020 as I was back in the 90’s when I got my first one! After...

Welcoming an Amiga A1200 into the fold.

Today the Lyonsden computer collection just got a little bit bigger with the arrival of a Commodore Amiga A1200 computer! 🥰 This is actually something I’ve been hankering after for a long time now. I’ve missed being able to play...

Freeze 64 Issue #38

Freeze 64 Issue #38 Fanzine is out now

It’s always nice to be able to start the weekend with the latest edition of Freeze64. In todays case it’s issue #38 featuring the unmistakable Rambo on the front cover.     Here’s a rundown of the contents of this...

Cosmic Force Review

This was a game I backed on Kickstarter back in March 2019 and a couple of weeks ago it finally arrived through my letterbox.     The front box artwork is nicely done featuring your spaceship surrounded by blueprints of what are...

Fusion #12

A look at Fusion #12

Time to take a look through this months Fusion #12 magazine and give a little insight into what you can find inside it.     As I’ve come to expect there’s a broad range of content this month. Topics include (non computer)...

Amiga Future #145

Amiga Future #145 – July/August...

The latest issue of Amiga Future (Amiga Future #145) for subscribers has arrived. It features artwork from the game Fred’s Journey on the front cover.     What’s in this issue? There’s a good mix of stuff in this...