Events

Third Meeting Details

Date: Saturday 14th January 2017
Time: 12:00-17:00
Venue: Swindon Makerspace (SN2 2PJ)

We’ve arranged to hold our third SWAG meeting in the recently opened Swindon Makerspace – http://www.swindon-makerspace.org/ – a fully refurbished building perfect for those wishing to tinker with new and old Amiga hardware and software.

The date of the third SWAG meeting is Saturday 14th January.

Although the meeting is due to begin at 12 noon, the pre-meet brunch has proved so popular at the first two meetings that it’s now part of the day itself.

11:00am – 12 noon – Brunch at the greasy spoon next door to the venue
12noon – 5:00pm – SWAG meeting at the Makerspace.

Those who attended the previous two meetings will notice the revised end time. Due to requests from attendees our meeting has been extended by an hour.

Meeting Content – Amiga Vs The 8 Bit Systems

The Amiga played host to numerous titles which were also released on many of the 8-bit systems of the time.

Pinball Dreams - CPC
Pinball Dreams – CPC

Did the power of the Commodore’s all-singing all-dancing machine mean the games released on there were better than the same title released on the Spectrum, C64 and Amstrad? We find out as we’ll be bringing along these platforms and putting them against the Amiga in a head-to-head.

We’ll also be demoing Pinball Dreams for the Amstrad and Defender of the Crown for the Spectrum – two recent releases for their respective systems. How will these compare to the Amiga versions?

Meeting Content – 5-Player Dynablaster Bomberman

dynablasterSuch was the popularity of Dynablaster at our first SWAG meet we’ll be wheeling this classic out once again for more multiplayer bombing action.

Meeting Content – Enemy 2 Collector’s Edition!

With the recently released Enemy 2 Collector’s Edition now in the hands of Amiga owners, we’ll be showing off the game and complete boxed package at the January meeting.

Check out further info here: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=85050

Meeting Content – MAS Player Demo

The MAS Player is an affordable “dongle” which plugs into yoru parallel port, allowing realtime MP3 decoding/playing on the fly. See this device in action!

 

Location

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This is located at Unit 34 BSS House in Cheney Manor, Swindon, Wiltshire.  There is free parking on site, while the venue offers free Wifi plus tea and coffee making facilities.

 

If You Arrive Early

If you get to the venue early you’ll find the Café Aroma on site, serving all day breakfasts and lunches. A large McDonald’s and the Swindon Designer Outlet Food Court are also only five minutes drive away.

Those who wish to explore the centre of Swindon could do a lot worse than visit the excellent Museum of Computing.

For Further Information

If you’d like more information then please visit the official SWAG web site at http://www.southwestamiga.org.uk

You can also find us on:

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And Finally

If you are planning on coming, please drop us an email to let us know. We need to get a rough idea of how many people to expect Also, if you’re planning on bringing any hardware (computers, screens etc.) then please detail that in your email.

SWAG can be contacted at: swag (at) southwestamiga.org.uk

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