8SVX is a subformat of the Interchange File Format. The subformat is for 8-bit sampled sounds, supports both mono and stereo streams as well as loops; commonly used as a basic audio sample format on Amiga computers for many years. Its 16-bit counterpart, called 16SV, never gained such a popularity due to the lack of native hardware support for 16-bit audio in Amigas and growing popularity of other formats like AIFF and WAV. ...more on Wikipedia about "8SVX"
The A500, also known as the Amiga 500, was the first "low-end" Commodore Amiga 16-bit multimedia home/ personal computer model. It was released in 1987, at the same time as the high-end A2000, and competed directly against the Atari 520ST. ...more on Wikipedia about "A500"
The A570 was a single-speed external CD-ROM drive for the Amiga 500 computer launched by Commodore in 1993. It was designed to be compatible with Amiga CDTV software as well as being able to read ordinary ISO 9660 CD-ROM discs. ...more on Wikipedia about "A570"
Action Replay is the brand name of a series of devices created by Datel, primarily used for changing the behavior of video games. Currently, Action Replay is available for the GameCube, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation Portable (PSP). ...more on Wikipedia about "Action Replay"
Advanced Graphics Architecture (AGA) was the name used for the improved graphics chipset of the third generation Amiga computers at the beginning of the 1990s. Second generation had ECS. ...more on Wikipedia about "Advanced Graphics Architecture"
Agnus is the name of a range of custom chips that were featured in the Amiga home computer. The Agnus, Denise and Paula chips collectively formed the OCS/ ECS chipsets. ...more on Wikipedia about "Agnus"
Almathera Systems Ltd were an Amiga software developer who were in business between 1990 and 1997, developing CD-ROM based software for the CDTV and Amiga CD32, along with multimedia software for the Amiga computer, such as the initial releases of Photogenics, the 24-bit paint program for the Amiga developed originally by Paul Nolan. The rights to this software reverted to Paul Nolan after Almathera went out of business in 1997. ...more on Wikipedia about "Almathera" This text is made for shortopedia
AmiBench is a website for posting buy or sell announcements of Amiga hardware, software, magazines or other related items. ...more on Wikipedia about "AmiBench"
The Amiga is a family of home/ personal computers originally developed by Amiga Corporation as an advanced game console. Development on the Amiga began in 1982 with Jay Miner as the principal hardware designer. Commodore International introduced the machine to the market in 1985, after having bought Amiga Corp. The machine was ahead of its time, sporting a custom chipset with advanced graphics and sound capabilities, and a sophisticated multitasking operating system, now known as AmigaOS. Based on the Motorola 68k series of 32-bit microprocessors, the Amiga provided a significant upgrade from 8-bit computers such as the Commodore 64, the Amiga quickly grew in popularity among computer enthusiasts, especially in Europe. It also found a prominent role in the video production business. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga"
The A1000, or Commodore Amiga 1000, was Commodore's initial Amiga multimedia home/ personal computer, released in the summer of 1985 at an original retail price of US$1,295 without a monitor. A 13-inch analog RGB monitor was available for around US$300. Before the follow-up A500 and A2000 models were released in 1987, the A1000 was usually just called the Amiga. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga 1000"
The Amiga 1200, or A1200, was Commodore International's third-generation Amiga computer, aimed at the home market. It was released in October 1992, at a base price of £399 in the United Kingdom and $599 in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga 1200"
The A1500, also known as the Commodore Amiga 1500, was an Amiga personal computer released in 1990. It was a variation of the A2000, and was released only in the UK. It differed from the A2000 by having two internal floppy drives instead of one. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga 1500"
The A2000, also known as the Commodore Amiga 2000, was the high-end Amiga personal computer that was released in 1987 at the same time as the low-end high-volume model A500. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga 2000"
The Amiga 2500, also known as the A2500, was not a distinct Amiga model, but simply a marketing name for a Commodore Amiga 2000 bundled with a Motorola 68020 or 68030-based accelerator card. The accelerator cards used by the A2500 (the A2620 and A2630) were also available separately as upgrades for the A2000. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga 2500"
The A3000, also known as the Commodore Amiga 3000, was a much more serious proposition to build a professional multimedia computer than the previous A2000 effort. It was released in 1990 ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga 3000"
The Amiga 3000T is the tower version of the Commodore Amiga 3000. Although technically equivalent, it was housed in a large metal tower case with plenty of bays of various sizes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga 3000T"
The A3000UX is a model of the Amiga computer family that was released with Commodore Amiga Unix installed instead of AmigaOS, a full port of AT&T Unix System V Release 4. At one point, Sun Microsystems approached Commodore-Amiga Inc. with the offer to produce the A3000UX under license, as a low- to mid-range alternative to the high-end Sun workstations. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga 3000UX"
The A4000, or Commodore Amiga 4000, was the successor of the A2000 and A3000 computers. The machine came in two models, the A4000/030 and the A4000/040, with a Motorola 68EC030 or Motorola 68040 CPU, respectively. The A4000/040 was first out, released in October 1992. The A4000/030 was released in April 1993. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga 4000"
The Commodore Amiga 500 Plus, (A500+) is a enhanced version of the original Amiga 500. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga 500+"
The A600, also known as the Amiga 600 (codenamed "June Bug" after a B-52's song), was an Amiga personal computer launched in March 1992. The final model of the original A500-esque line based around the Motorola 68000 processor, it was essentially a repackaged A500+, intended by manufacturer Commodore International to revitalise sales of the A500 line before the more sophisticated A1200 became available. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga 600"
The Amiga CD32 was a 32-bit CD-ROM based game console. It was launched at the Science Museum in London, United Kingdom on 16 July 1993. The CD32 was based on Commodore's Amiga A1200 computer. It was essentially an A1200 without a keyboard, floppy drive, mouse, or monitor, that was housed in a different enclosure. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga CD32"
Amiga Corporation was a computer company formed in the early 1980s as Hi-Toro. It is most famous for having developed the Amiga computer, code named Lorraine. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga Corporation"
Amiga demos are demos created for the Commodore Amiga home computer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga demos"
Amiga Disk File aka ADF is a file format used by Amiga computers and emulators to store images of disks. It has been around almost as long as the Amiga itself, although it was not initially called by any particular name. Before it was known as ADF, it was used in commercial game production, backup and disk virtualisation. Technically speaking, ADF is not really a file format but actually a track-by-track dump of the disk data as read by the Amiga operating system, and so the "format" is really fixed-width AmigaDOS data tracks appended one after another and held in a file. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga Disk File"
The Amiga Fast File System (FFS) is a file system used on the Amiga personal computer. The Amiga Old File System (OFS) was too slow to keep up with hard drives. FFS differs mainly in the removal of redundant information. Data blocks contain nothing but data, allowing the filesystem to manage the transfer of large chunks of data directly from the host adapter to the final destination. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amiga Fast File System"
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