Welcome to my home page! This site is dedicated to all things Amiga-y!
Visit my page - the archive converter written as an AmigaDOS script. And download loads of other cool stuff that I've also created. For free! Bargain.
Here follow links and advice on how to get the most out of 'ye olde vanilla faithfulle':
How Can I Improve My Amiga?
Easy one this.
Get an A1200T or better, if you haven't already got one. 256 colour Workbench backdrops, 24-bit graphics, 32-bit machine, easy upgradability and a feast of other features to make you wet your pants. Yes, your actual pants.
Go mad on buying stuff for it (huuuuuge hard drive, CD-ROM drive, speakers, graphics card, and a CD32 joypad to begin with. And an '060 or PowerPC or even both with as much RAM as you can eat). Or, for the cheapo's like me, you can start getting cool stuff to improve your beautiful Workbench. Just take a look at my beautifully stylized greyscaleLisa Loeb Workbench! You can see Birdie (patterns in the window borders), PowerWB (the extra gadgets), MagicMenu (the improved menu) and MCP (borderless icons). FullPalette is also running, to lock all the colours so the icons don't change - I could change them to NewIcons, but I'm a MagicWB fan :^)
NEW - behold my new Sarah McLachlan / Lisa Loeb / Louise Nurding / Philippa Forrester / Isla Fisher Workbench! Or just "BabeWB" as I like to call it.
Are you mad? The only sensible option to this is to roam the AmiNET, plucking juicy free programs from its fold like some kind of wild, rabid cyber animal. Yes indeed.
Yes, but which ones should I get?
Aha! Try these tasty morsels for size...
MCP - the Ultimate Workbench enhancer. Almost any improvement you could think of is included here. Apart from the ability to give you next weeks winning Lottery numbers, natch. Or Philippa Forrester's 'phone number.
Toolsdaemon - add anything you want to your menu bar! As long as it's something Workbench-related, of course. No point trying to sellotape a sheep on there, eh?
Iconian - create your own icons! With a little imagination you too could have a Workbench looking like mine.
Birdie - add patterns to your window borders. Simple, but beautifully effective. "Now works with AGA!", it says here.
FullPalette - lock your Workbench colours. Handy to keep your multicoloured icons looking right when the palette starts changing. If they're not NewIcons, natch. Or you've got a graphics card, in which case you won't need this anyway.
VisualPrefs - enhance the GUI a million-fold. And I really mean that. This baby does wonders.
NewIcons - multicoloured, separate-paletted beauties that look great whatever the weather.
MagicMenu - the Intuition menus enhancer. And enhance it does.
Madhouse - the best screen saver there is. And I'll fight anyone who says it isn't. It has some top blankers, and you can even load in all the blankers from your old screensaver too. Providing you used to use Swazi, Garshne or Blitz, of course. Clever stuff.
Rainboot - for the best startup in the world (but only if you have the snow scene config, natch...). You can download loads of configs for it courtesy of Airsoft Softwair.
Executive - a task manager for smoooooooooth running.
PowerWB - this adds a couple more highly useful gadgets to window titlebars and some ingenious hotkeys for general window management. You'll wonder how you ever survived without this.
KingCON - improves your Shell like there's no tomorrow.
SongPlayer - the greatest mp3/CDDA/WAV/sound player this side of the Moon. And get the extra add-on to improve the look even further.
Some other sites to visit:
The AmiBench. Loads of second-hand stuff for you to peruse, and then buy at knocked-down prices.
The home pages of RCH - great graphics, loads of info, some smashing ideas. Top stuff here.
If you're new to the Amiga, Adam's pages may be of help, or the AltOS pages if you're thinking of getting one.
Cyberwlf's Amiga pages, featuring the largest collection of Amigalinks you've ever seen in your life, ever.
Squid's frequently-updated pages, jammed full of fascinating ideas. A top notch site, this!
A complete set of on-line cheats for almost every Amiga game ever! Except the one you're looking for, natch ;^)
Loads of cool Amiga ray-traced art, courtesy of the AmiNET.
A load of things you should know about the Amiga, but probably don't.
My Other Pages
Talk On Corrners - a dedicated Corrs discography site. For all your Irish folk/pop/rock needs.
The Cabin Of Solitude - all my exclusive interviews of Sarah McLachlan, in a beautifully serene setting... This site also features an hour-long RealAudio concert!
Strong As Chains - my own Tina Arena UK discography website, similar to Talk On Corrners.
Richie's Life Improvement Page - for all those really good tips on how to maximise your happiness. And not just a poor excuse for a load of cool links that I've found. Or anything.
Richie's Music Emporium - for a load of sound clips, interviews, Quicktime movies and short reviews of all my favourite albums for which you'll probably need the Amiga version of RealAudio. Buy...buy...buy...
Richie's Finn-terviews - transcripts and RealAudio interviews to serve all your Crowded House and Neil Finn needs.
Richie's Collection of Websites - the whole shebang. A listing of all my sites so you can go directly to where you want to be. All the RealAudio interviews and concerts, all the fan sites and interesting pages, the whole lot...
There. That should keep you occupied for a while. And if it doesn't, go check out my other pages too...