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Introduction
Welcome to the "new" RHZ1.com website!  Although it has been online for over ten years now, the contents to be found here doesn't really reflect this. Traditionally when it comes to working on my site, it has really been more about (bad) design rather than content, but hopefully this will change from now on. As for the actual design, it uses a much simpler layout now (especially this page), and it should also be much more easier to navigate around the site. When it comes to the future, several articles & tutorials for the Amiga computer are planned, and will be included here later. I would also like to mention that you can find some info about the various Amiga programs I have created on this site, just check out the Programs section.

This site has been made to be as browser-friendly as possible (which partially explains the usage of frames), and this in turn means that you should be able to access the site by using any of the classic Amiga web browsers. The site will automatically choose a layout that best matches the screenmode you are using, but this does however require that your browser supports javascript. To manually select another layout, click one of the following links which best suits your screen:
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Contents
Here is a list over just some of the stuff you can find on this site:
 
  Information
Latest News  -  find out what's new on this site.
Words from the Author  -  just some of my ramblings.
Author Information  -  some info about me.
Mail the Author  -  how to contact me.

  Articles
Building the NASty PC  -  a cheap Lubuntu based NAS server.
The IKEA LACK Stereo cabinet build  -  done with 3 LACK tables.
Upgrading my main PC  -  replacing old parts and adding new ones.
My new gaming/media PC  -  upgrading the PC build from 2016.
Fake stuff bought on eBay  -  I really do get ripped off sometimes.
Upgrading my Amiga 1500  -  various stuff done from 2011 - 2016.
My second Amiga 1200  -  finalizing the custom case of my A1200.
PC projects - 2016  -  building a "new" PC and upgrading my old HTPC.
IDE-CF adapter blues  -  why they don't work with other IDE devices.
How I built my new PC  -  old previously unpublished article from 2008.
Authors favorite programs  -  some of my favourite Windows progs.
The Processor Idiot  -  postings from either a idiot or a troll?

  Tutorials
Triple booting an Amiga - how my A600 boots into three AOS versions.
RemAPollo & AmigaOS 3.9 + BB2 fix - getting this combo to work.
Indivision AGA MK2 - Forcing 4:3 modes - on a 16:9 type monitor.
Making HDToolBox work with CF cards - for version 40.4 and lower.
Recovering files with SFSSalv - rescue stuff from corrupt SFS drive.
The Close Down Windows CD - how to create this CD.
 
    Programs
AnArchiver  -  an archive handler for the Amiga computers.
DefIconScripts  -  easily change Tool of multiple DefIcons.
DiskImageGui  -  mounts ADF, ISO and HDF image files.
ImageMount  -  mounts ADF, ISO and HDF image files.
mARK  -  a very simple GUI for LhA, LZX, UnZip & Xad.
PIconTools  -  various GUIs for managing icons.
PoseidonScripts - alternative ways of using the USB stack.
TRULS  -  universal installer scripts for System icons.
WHDLoad-TinyIconFix - replaces tiny icon images.

  Miscellaneous
CloverIcons - full 4 color replacement set for System icons.
DoomAttack-AIO - All-In-One edition of this Amiga Doom port.
IDE-fix 97 AIO - IDE-fix 97 with updates, patches & serials.
Poseidon Drivers - driver pack + extras for the USB stack.
GrabKick Disk - boots, grabs & saves the Amigas kickstart.
TopazExtras - some additions to the standard Topaz font.
Empty ADF files - six empty ADF disk image files.
Empty HDF files - seven empty HDF disk image files.
Amiga OS 1.3 Winamp skin - a skin based upon AOS 1.3.

  Pictures
Funny Pictures  -  collection of funny pics.
Wallpapers  -  collection of various wallpapers.
Pussy Pictures  -  some really cool pussy pictures.
Truls the cat  -  pictures of my parents old cat.
 

Amiga911 Maker
Do also check out my other website, which is the home of the easy to use boot disk creator Amiga911 Maker. There you can find some information about the program + various tutorials which among other things explains how to create & use the Amiga911 boot disk. You can also find some generic Ready-made Amiga911 boot disksA911Extras packs and Emergency Disk II floppies available for download there as well.  In order to find out more, just go to:  amiga911maker.site11.com




 
Words from the Author

Various projects of 2018
2018 was a year I worked on several projects at home, where building the NASty PC (Lubuntu based NAS server) and making a new Stereo cabinet from three IKEA LACK tables turned out to be the most fun ones. I have started with taking pictures upon doing these kind of things, which in turn may lead to articles about the projects being written for this site. As for Amiga software, I made various icon related stuff, where I consider the CloverIcons pack and TRULS icon installers to be the most important ones (TRULS is dedicated to my parents old cat btw). Two other minor icon related projects was DefIconScripts and WHDLoad-TinyIconFix.
In addition to this, I did some further work on a couple of Workbench packs that I have been tinkering with for a while now. These packs were originally intended for my own personal use only, but since I'm already putting this much effort into them, I thought I might as well release the packs to the public sometime in the future. During december last year, I also made a few YouTube videos of various quality. This is something I had been pondering to do for quite a while, but I have always been worried about my english pronunciation, since there's really no point in making videos if nobody understands what I'm saying. But I took a chance, and finally made a couple of new videos. You can check them out on my YouTube channel.

Various projects in 2019
As for this year, I have some ideas for even more IKEA based hacks, where one involves making some kind of cases for my record collection. When it comes to Amiga software, I'm currently working on new versions of DiskImageGui and ImageMount, where support for CDFileSystem + better support for ADZ & DMS files is to be added. There will also be a new version of mARK as well, where it now can take advantage of xadmaster's ability to extract files from disk images (ADF, HDF, ISO etc). When all of this is done, work on a new version of Amiga911 Maker will begin. After it's released, there will be new ready-made Amiga911 related disks/packs available as well.
Later this year, I will also try to finally do some more work on AnArchiver. This has been in the pipeline for many years now, and I really need to get started with this project again. Meanwhile, I will also do some further work on my Workbench packs + the big versions of CloverIcons. Since I have now become a lot better at video editing, there will most likely be more new YouTube videos during 2019 as well. But I really need to get hold of some better recording equipment + video editing software first.

      added on tuesday the 19. february 2019.



Replaying an old classic game
Back in the late 90's I did the unusual thing of buying a PC game compilation without actually owning a PC. The reason for this was because id software had released the Doom source code. This again led to Doom being ported to various computer platforms, including the Amiga. But even though it was now open source, an original Doom IWAD file (Internal WAD) was still required for all level, graphics and sound data. So I went ahead and bought the Depths of Doom Trilogy pack, which included The Ultimate Doom & Doom II: Hell on Earth. After copying the WAD files to my Amiga 1200, I started playing the games, which was really cool - especially since it was earlier considered as impossible to get Doom running on the Amiga (not powerful enough hardware).

Fast forward to 2016, and I learn that a new reboot of Doom has been released. Curious about this, I started watching some gameplay videos on YouTube, which in turn led me to watching videos of the old classic Doom games as well. And here I found myself going "Ah yes, I remember that level" all the time, and I suddenly felt an urge to start playing the games again.  I could of course have just done this on my PC, since it would have been easier, faster and with better graphics, but for me it's really a nostalgia thing, where I wanted to play Doom on my Amiga, just like I did all those years ago. So I installed the DoomAttack port, and since I wanted in-game music this time around, I began the process of setting this up - which turned out to be a real cumbersome affair indeed. But I finally managed getting it to work. Just so that others won't have to struggle with this like I did, I then decided to put together a package with everything needed for music in Doom, and I also added some startup scripts + icons as well. The result of my efforts is the DoomAttack-AIO compilation.


Right now I'm playing through The Ultimate Doom, and when this is done, I will continue with Doom II. After this is finished, there's a chance that I will give TNT & Plutonia a go as well (if I'm not tired of the whole concept that is). Another thing is NovaCoder's ZDOOM ports which I might try out later.  In case you are wondering about the Doom inspired picture that is currently was being used on the start page of this site, it was made by Merle Keith Kutz, and the original pic can be found right here.

      added on monday the 26. september 2016.



Server problems, new pages, and future plans
It has been a while since the last time it happened, but now there's issues with the server hosting this website... again!. So at the time of writing this text, a backup of my website is temporarely hosted on another server. When the original main site is up and running as normal again (if ever), the backup will just simply be deleted.

A couple of new pages has now been added to this site, where one of them is about finalizing my custom Amiga 1200 case. This is a project I had been working on every now and then for several years, but in 2015 I finally decided to finish the case, and the result can be seen on the picture to the right. To read more about this A1200 case, check out the My second Amiga 1200 page.
Another new page covers two PC projects that I was working on in the summer of 2016, where one of them is about building a computer from both old & new parts, and the other project is about upgrading my old HTPC. Go to the PC projects - 2016 page to read more about this. In addition there's also two new pages regarding Compact Flash cards + adapters on the Amiga.

As for the future, there is a project I'm currently working on putting together, which will be released later this year. A little hint about this is now given on the start page of this website (picture). Later on I will re-write the old RemAPollo & AmigaOS 3.9 + BB2 fix tutorial, since it contains a couple of small errors. While doing this, I will also attempt to get RemAPollo working with Boing Bag 3/4, and if I succeed, a tutorial about this will be written as well. I'm also considering to make some pages that explains how the Startup-Sequence and Mount files/lists works on the Amiga, and there's also the small PPaint tutorials I have been meaning to write for several years now. Apart from all that, there are also a couple of new projects I'm contemplating (where some involves new boot disks), but for now they are just thoughts in my head.

      added on sunday the 28. august 2016.



Motörhead Forever!
Christmas is over, and a new year has just started. But unfortunately during this christmas, the world lost a great musician since Motörhead's frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister passed away just a couple of days after his 70. birthday. This sad event also marks the end of an era, since Motörhead as a band is no more. In total we got forty years of awesome music, with over 20 studio albums released by them.  Earlier in the same year, Motörhead's former drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor also passed away.

R.I.P.  Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister  and  Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
 
Thanks for all the great music you made.


The above picture is something I made twenty years ago by using DPaint on my good old Amiga 500. The original size of the image was 320x256 pixels, but it has been resized to 640x512 without using any kind of enhancements, since I wanted to keep the original "feel" of it (with pixelation and stuff). The cover of the "Nö Sleep at All" live album was used as inspiration for the picture.
 
There will be no more studio album releases from Motörhead, but their music will still live on forever!

      added on tuesday the 5. january 2016.

 



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News:

5. June 2019
PIconTools 1.5
A new version of this GUI collection for managing icons has now been released.
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1. April 2019
DiskImageGui, ImageMount & mARK
Some new versions of these scripts has now been released.
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19. February 2019
New articles
Six new articles has been added to this site, and an old one is updated.
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28. December 2018
CloverIcons, TRULS & WHDLoad-TinyIconFix
These brand new distributions has now been released.
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11. November 2018
DefIconScripts, ImageMount & TopazExtras
These new/updated distributions has now been released.
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19. November 2017
PIconTools 1.4
A new version of this GUI collection for managing icons has now been released.
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14. September 2017
GrabKick Disk, TopazExtras, Empty ADF files & Empty HDF files
These four new/updated distributions has now been released.
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1. November 2016
IDE-fix 97 AIO & Poseidon Drivers
Two new packages has been released, where one contains IDE-fix 97 with updates, patches & serials, and the other contains 11 drivers + extras for the Poseidon USB stack.
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26. September 2016
DoomAttack-AIO
A new distribution of DoomAttack that contains everything needed for in-game music support is now available.
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28. August 2016
New Pages
Four new pages are now available. One is about finalizing my custom A1200 case, another is about my PC projects in 2016, and the last two are Compact Flash card related.
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8. June 2016
New Tutorials
Two brand new tutorials called Indivision AGA MK2 - Forcing 4:3 modes and Recovering files with SFSSalv has been added to this site.
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