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.
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Here is a list over just some of the stuff you can find on this site:
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 disks, A911Extras packs and Emergency Disk II floppies available for download there as well. In order to find out more, just go to: amiga911maker.site11.com
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
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.
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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