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    • #57625
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      I just read that this year is the 25 anniversary of the Amiga 1000 launch in 1985,if you don’t know what an Amiga is or never owned one then the start of this matt chat vid pretty much sums up what you missed. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

      [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5yYO4hrZ-A[/youtube]

      The anniversary site is here

      http://www.amiga25.com/

      I myself come to the Amiga in 1991 with the cartoon classic pack,only had it for a year or so as I sold it and bought a Amiga 1200,as it was one the early 1200 which had a fault and had to be replaced by a man in white van,Who took it away and gave me another one.It was my first computer that I ever had a hard drive for,I remember getting a huge 40mb hard drive about half way through playing Wing Commander in 92 no more disk swapping while at least for games which had a hard drive install.there were many great games on the Amiga like Alien Breed,Frontier,monkey Island,worms,syndicate who could forget that axe throwing mini game from Heimdall.

      Used That Amiga right up untill 2001,by that time it was in a tower and had a 040/250 ppc accelerator and Bvision

      graphic card,but by this time I become fed up various shenanigans going on with the Amiga owner and finally went

      over to the dark side of computing.The Amiga now sit in a big plastic box along with another 1200 and 500 I pick up a few year ago,must dig out some time and see if they still work.

      So if any one else has Memories of the Amiga feel free to post.




      This bundle expires on 3/25/2019


    • #69604
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      The best home computer ever. 25 years? Where has all the time gone and I still hate Medi Ali, even after all this time! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_evil.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:evil:’ />

      Oh goodness, where to begin. I got my first "miggy" back in 89, a plane jane A500 and loved it. Spent months playing Dungeon Master & Elite. Sold that (along with an Atari A520ST) and upgraded to a 500+ and got a RAM expansion, 2 extra external floppy drives and a 1.3/2.04 ROM switcher and still have that and use it almost daily! Note avatar <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_smile.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:)’ /> The 500+ for me was the best ever Amiga, not the most powerful by any means, but it did (and still does) play some of the most awesome games ever made.

      Started Uni in 92 and used that as a pretext to upgrade again to a A1200. Upgraded that with an `030 board, 8 megs of fast ram, a 120 meg HD and a CD-Rom drive. I was tempted by the small compact size of the A600, but in the end I am glad I picked the A1200 over it, besides the 500+ was just as good or even better to my mind. Frontier was the only game for me at this time! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’;)’ /> That hard drive did come back to haunt me though as it started to smoke one day. After opening the case and expecting the worse, all I found was a burned out HD and it's ribbon cable knackered. The rest of the board was just fine. One tough little computer! Still runs fine to this day.

      I saw the CD32 for sale and being worried at the time that consoles would kill off everything I bought one. I still have it and to be honest its not seen much use.

      Then something miraculous happened, a friend of mine decided he no longer needed his A4000 and I quickly shoved ร‚ยฃ200 into his hands and made off with it before he could change his mind. By this time it was about 1998 and upgraded it with a Cyberstorm MK3 `060, a Cybervision graphics card, 3.1 ROMs, 24 megs of Fast RAM and a "massive" 1.7 gig HD. With this handy rig I could run the very last of the games that were coming out for the Amiga, like Nemac IV, Foundation and Naplam. Frontier was sublime on the `060 equipped machine, pure Amiga heaven <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_biggrin.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:D’ />

      The A4000 was in constant use until it inexplicably packed up and refused to work again. So it lay in a box for nearly 10 years until very recently. I have sent it off for repairs and still waiting for the result. Hope to get it back soon in working order with an Indivision AGA card installed to display native screen modes on modern monitors. My old 1940 Commodore monitor went on fire years ago! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_confused.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:?’ />

      Anyways it's only because the A4000 died that I finally made the switch over to PCs and have hated them ever since. I mean why can't you just switch the thing on and it works? Why to you need to shut the machine down? Why is Windowse (not a spelling error) so slug like compared to Workbench? Plus it seems to get slower as it is replaced with more modern versions. I seem to remember my first Windows 98 machine would boot up quicker than my modern Vista equipped machine. All rubbish compared to Workbench's streamlined interface. Oh, I hope the A4000 comes back soon, I have OS 3.9 waiting for it! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_smile.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:)’ />

      You should dig your system out Pinback, a great 1200 based tower like that deserves to see some use! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_cool.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’8-)’ /> And don't be tempted to sell it either, you will only miss it afterwards! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_biggrin.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:D’ />

    • #69605
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster
      Geraldine wrote:
      That hard drive did come back to haunt me though as it started to smoke one day. After opening the case and expecting the worse, all I found was a burned out HD and it’s ribbon cable knackered. The rest of the board was just fine. One tough little computer! Still runs fine to this day.

      Had a very similar experience to that,back in mid 90s when I put the A1200 in the tower,I put the harddrive ribbon cable on the wrong way ๐Ÿ˜ณ .Net result smoke and flames ๐Ÿ˜† ,when I replaced the cable and switch it back on worked first time,as you say one tough machine. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Briefly owned a 2nd hand CD32,used as it as a cd rom dive for the A1200 untill I got the Squirrel,still got my copy of simon the sorcerer ๐Ÿ˜€

      Alway’s wanted A4000 especially a tower one.

      Don’t think I will ever sell them,might be buried with em. ๐Ÿ˜†

    • #69606
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant
      "PINBACK" wrote:
      Don't think I will ever sell them,might be buried with em. <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_lol.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:lol:’ />

      I know what you mean <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_lol.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:lol:’ /> In my case they will become family heirlooms, the kids still love those great Amiga titles like Deluxe Galaga, Cannon Fodder & Zeewolf. My little niece being a prime example. She got a nice modern laptop to "help with her homework" and what was the first thing she wanted installed on it? Amiga Forever! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_lol.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:lol:’ />

    • #69607
      sscadminsscadmin
      Keymaster

      I cannot remember any of the specs of the hardware I had but I had a Amiga 500 and that thing was just a solid performer and I rarely had a crash. I remember spending many , many hours on all the psygnosis games like Shadow of the Beast. Ahem those games scream REMAKE. But I remember the day I upgraded to the Amiga 500 from my C64 and I was in shock at the leaps and bounds better everything. As a kid I was in heaven, the sound and video coming out of the Amiga was the best around and the scene back then for the Amiga was amazing.

      We need a new hardware/operating system to come out and give MSoft/Apple a run for there money to capture the PC gaming market. Which can be very large again if done right and the right titles take advantage of the hardware.

    • #69608
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Gurus meditation error,god I had forgotten all about that,even the crashes were more fun on the Amiga. ๐Ÿ˜†

      Spent a lot of time playing Lemmings ๐Ÿ˜€ Can remember being wowed by Eye Of The Beholder

    • #69609
      farcodevfarcodev
      Participant

      it was my new comp after my amstrad cpc: an amiga 1200 later upgraded w/ a 68030+FPU@50mhz and after upgraded by a 68040

      I was a demoscene and 3d freak, i used my first 3d soft of my life on this machine, called Caligari (called Truespace later on PC). After i’ve been a Lightwave 3D caveman, a software of about 2000$ i’d buy with my so rare hard earned cash, it was that or to buy a dual pentium pro 200… regrets hmm dunno.

      It was the computer who could run your ass, be fun and styled.

      Loved Dune 2/ the superb and toony Worms, played like an addict to flight sim like tornado and fighter-bomber and of course… ELITE 2 AND FRONTIER FIRST ENCOUNTERS ! haha Deluxe Galaga and Cannon Fodder was freaking funny games :mrgreen:

      Liked the tweaked workbench, the useful ArEXX (especially w/ image compositing software) and the CLI ๐Ÿ˜€

      and began to dev an unfinished unnamed space strategy (no not FARC ๐Ÿ˜† ).

      My Pentium 200Mhz w/ a FireGL after this was a bit blend and w/o taste, but it’s another story…

      My miga miss me ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    • #69610
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster
      farcodev wrote:
      i used my first 3d soft of my life on this machine, called Caligari (called Truespace later on PC). After i’ve been a Lightwave 3D caveman, a software of about 2000$ i’d buy with my so rare hard earned

      Same here,went the Amiga show in Hammersmith (PART OF lONDON) in the mid 90s when Escom had the Amiga rights and on display was there new Amiga prototype.The one that looked like the off sping of Darth Vader and a hover. ๐Ÿ˜†

      Bought Imagine 3,spent the next three or four months trying to work out what to do,eventually I gave up and had to wait until Cinema 4D came out before I could make anything.

      Cannon Fodder a Absolute Classic game ๐Ÿ˜€ and the dune 2 “tank rush”!!. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #69611
      sscadminsscadmin
      Keymaster

      I remember also playing Defender of the Crown (masterpiece by CinemaWare) and Times of Lore a RPG. Ahh the memories and there is an amazing game pool sometimes they should remake some of these classics to let people play them again.

    • #69612
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      I’am sure there was a remake of Defender of the Crown a couple of years ago โ“ .Never played any of the CinemaWare games but the one I allways wanted too play was “It Came from the Desert”.Might have to hunt down a copy on Ebay some day.

    • #69613
      farcodevfarcodev
      Participant
      PINBACK wrote:

      Same here,went the Amiga show in Hammersmith (PART OF lONDON) in the mid 90s when Escom had the Amiga rights and on display was there new Amiga prototype.The one that looked like the off sping of Darth Vader and a hover. ๐Ÿ˜†

      Bought Imagine 3,spent the next three or four months trying to work out what to do,eventually I gave up and had to wait until Cinema 4D came out before I could make anything.

      Cannon Fodder a Absolute Classic game ๐Ÿ˜€ and the dune 2 “tank rush”!!. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Damn, Imagine was a fucking great 3d app and complicated one too.

      haha ya for Dune 2, i liked to use some rocket launchers for cleanup enemy ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    • #69614
      farcodevfarcodev
      Participant
      Darkone wrote:
      I remember also playing Defender of the Crown (masterpiece by CinemaWare) and Times of Lore a RPG. Ahh the memories and there is an amazing game pool sometimes they should remake some of these classics to let people play them again.

      Defender of the Crown was a great classic, liked Syndicate too ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    • #69615
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster
      farcodev wrote:

      Damn, Imagine was a fucking great 3d app and complicated one too.

      haha ya for Dune 2, i liked to use some rocket launchers for cleanup enemy ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

      It was a great programme but just too hard for a beginner and the manual was not much help,Cinema 4D had a much better interface and lot easier to get to grip with but not as powerful as Imagine in features.

      Use like lining up the rocket and gun turrets when I found out which way the ememy was coming from and watch them blast them to pices in dune2. ๐Ÿ˜†

      Ever play the first dune game that was a good one well.

    • #69616
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Yea <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_smile.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:)’ /> great games being mentioned, but I think you will find Farcodev, that Elite 3 was never out for the Amiga, at least I think it never came out for it. A version was certainly wanted by the fans and I even have a review of the game (pre-release with PC version screenshots) from an old issue of CU Amiga, but I think GameTek canned it after the court case that happened between them and David Braben. What a shame <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//sad.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:(‘ />

      Other games I spent far too much time on, K240, F117A Stealth Fighter & Subwar 2050.

      Imagine 2.0, 3 & 4 were given away on Amiga Format cover CDs, still have them! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’;)’ /> Another program I had a lot of fun with was Vista Pro 3, a landscape creation program. I bought this, but it too was later given away on another cover CD. Oh no!, More memories are re-surfacing, Protracker and Octamed were great for creating and manipulating sound samples and of course the Deluxe Paint series. Pagestream 2 and Final Writer got me through Uni course work, although I used a dot matrix printer which (while printing out documents) used to make enough noise to wake the dead! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_lol.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:lol:’ />

    • #69617
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Deluxe Paint 3 great paint prog,still go an animation I made with it,went on to use Personal Paint IIRC it was because it had a screen grab so I could use it for texturing and Photogenics one of the best paint/graphic progs on the Amiga.

      Never got far into Subwar 2050,Dreamweb was a game I really enjoyed playing,had a look and feel of Blade Runner. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    • #69618
      sscadminsscadmin
      Keymaster

      I was doing some reading since this thread brought back memories…

      AmigaOS4.1u2 is out and the feature set for it look great and it supposed to run on some of the updated AmigaOS specific motherboards to take advantage of the hardware.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmigaOS_4.1#AmigaOS_4.1

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam460ex

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmigaOne_X1000

      AmigaOS might make a comeback with this hardware. I believe AmigaOS is still limited to the PowerPC processor but that might be a good thing and read that AmigaOS was running on the Cell processor as well.

    • #69619
      farcodevfarcodev
      Participant
      PINBACK wrote:

      It was a great programme but just too hard for a beginner and the manual was not much help,Cinema 4D had a much better interface and lot easier to get to grip with but not as powerful as Imagine in features.

      Ya it’s wasn’t very user friendly.

      PINBACK wrote:

      Use like lining up the rocket and gun turrets when I found out which way the ememy was coming from and watch them blast them to pices in dune2. ๐Ÿ˜†

      Ever play the first dune game that was a good one well.

      haha exactly, the turrets were kick ass ๐Ÿ˜†

      Never found how to play the first one ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    • #69620
      farcodevfarcodev
      Participant
      Geraldine wrote:
      Yea ๐Ÿ™‚ great games being mentioned, but I think you will find Farcodev, that Elite 3 was never out for the Amiga, at least I think it never came out for it. A version was certainly wanted by the fans and I even have a review of the game (pre-release with PC version screenshots) from an old issue of CU Amiga, but I think GameTek canned it after the court case that happened between them and David Braben. What a shame ๐Ÿ™

      Ya i liked more ELITE 2 than the 3. The 2 was even better in may aspects.

      Geraldine wrote:

      Other games I spent far too much time on, K240, F117A Stealth Fighter & Subwar 2050.

      oh yeah F117A was a great hit !

      Geraldine wrote:

      Imagine 2.0, 3 & 4 were given away on Amiga Format cover CDs, still have them! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Another program I had a lot of fun with was Vista Pro 3, a landscape creation program. I bought this, but it too was later given away on another cover CD.

      OMG i forgot about Vista Pro ๐Ÿ˜ฏ , it was the best of it’s time in its category.

      Geraldine wrote:

      Oh no!, More memories are re-surfacing, Protracker and Octamed were great for creating and manipulating sound samples and of course the Deluxe Paint series. Pagestream 2 and Final Writer got me through Uni course work, although I used a dot matrix printer which (while printing out documents) used to make enough noise to wake the dead! ๐Ÿ˜†

      Protracker/Octamed the scener tools ๐Ÿ˜€

      I used Art Department Pro, a f***ing image compositing program ๐Ÿ˜ฎ , w/ AreXX scripts to link it w/ DeluxPaint5

      There was also Brillance, the DP alternative, never used it but it was great too.

    • #69621
      farcodevfarcodev
      Participant
      PINBACK wrote:
      Deluxe Paint 3 great paint prog,still go an animation I made with it,went on to use Personal Paint IIRC it was because it had a screen grab so I could use it for texturing and Photogenics one of the best paint/graphic progs on the Amiga.

      Never got far into Subwar 2050,Dreamweb was a game I really enjoyed playing,had a look and feel of Blade Runner. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      Photogenics and Dreamweb rhaaaaaa !!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    • #69622
      farcodevfarcodev
      Participant
      Darkone wrote:
      I was doing some reading since this thread brought back memories…

      AmigaOS4.1u2 is out and the feature set for it look great and it supposed to run on some of the updated AmigaOS specific motherboards to take advantage of the hardware.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmigaOS_4.1#AmigaOS_4.1

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam460ex

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmigaOne_X1000

      AmigaOS might make a comeback with this hardware. I believe AmigaOS is still limited to the PowerPC processor but that might be a good thing and read that AmigaOS was running on the Cell processor as well.

      It’s awesome that AmigaOS is alive yet and too bad that PowerPC faded away and let the CISC tech dominate this world ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    • #69623
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster
      Darkone wrote:

      AmigaOS might make a comeback with this hardware. I believe AmigaOS is still limited to the PowerPC processor but that might be a good thing and read that AmigaOS was running on the Cell processor as well.

      I can’t see the Amiga making a big come back,it lacks any killer software/apps really I think the only way i might make a come back would be to get in with Sony or Nintendo as an os for their consoles.

      Brilliant game Stunt Car Racer as raced around those roller coaster tracks ๐Ÿ˜€ and the 3d snooker game (can’t remember it name) where the balls made faces and held up signs if you took too long to make the shot. ๐Ÿ˜†

      Why the surprise at Photogenic and Dreamweb Farcodev โ“

    • #69624
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      For those who might be interested here is a link to David Haynie’s video “The Deathbed Vigil – The last days of Commodore”. See what the Commodore plant looked inside and get the views of the wonderful people who created this great computer.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHI7_pU0y70

    • #69625
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      It’s a sad vid but also an interesting one,I watched it a while ago IIRC this vid that shows the manorial hard drive that some one at Commodore threw againt a wall,then they put a frame around it. ๐Ÿ˜†

    • #69626
      farcodevfarcodev
      Participant
      PINBACK wrote:

      Why the surprise at Photogenic and Dreamweb Farcodev โ“

      just remember me some good souvenirs ๐Ÿ˜†

    • #69627
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Any one know how to convert mainactor Animations to the pc. โ“

    • #69628
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant
      PINBACK wrote:
      the 3d snooker game (can’t remember it name) where the balls made faces and held up signs if you took too long to make the shot. ๐Ÿ˜†

      Could it be this game Pinback? http://hol.abime.net/3298 ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Also came across this by way of that site http://www.discreetfx.com/Care/

    • #69629
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      That’s the one Geraldine ๐Ÿ˜€ , jimmy whites whirlwind snooker one.

      Never got that Elite advanced to work on the Amiga,might give it anothere go some time.

      Anyone ever play the Star Trek: 25th Anniversary game on the A1200,great way how each story was an episode.

      Also like the RPG games Istar.

    • #69630
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      ****SPOILER NOTICE****

      Yep, have that one and it can be a bit of a pig to install too. The last mission where you fight another Enterprise took me quite a while to beat.

    • #69631
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster
      Geraldine wrote:
      Yep, have that one and it can be a bit of a pig to install too. The last mission where you fight another Enterprise took me quite a while to beat.

      You know I don’t think I every got to the last mission.

    • #69632
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Oops <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_redface.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:oops:’ /> Sorry Pinback. I must remember to post a spoiler warning. I will edit my last post right away.

    • #69633
      AvatarAxeman3d
      Participant

      Being an old fart I owned 3 Amigas over the years, and my friend still has his old 600 somewhere. I upgraded from the Atari-ST, and it was like a breath of fresh air. The ST was the first computer I owned with a ‘desktop’ environment and a mouse, what a revelation after all the Commodore-64s and Spectrums that went before. However, the Amiga was just so much nicer to use, so much more powerful and better supported with software. Syndicate was my favourite at the time, and I remember seeing one of the first versions of Lightwave being demonstrated on a top end Amiga too. I never got my hands on Lightwave until years later on the PC, but I still vividly remember seeing what it could do and wishing I had that sort of power at my fingertips.

    • #69634
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Lightwave was allways the prog to have,I can remember seeing 3.5 being advertised for about รƒฦ’ร†โ€™รƒยขรขโ€šยฌร…ยกรƒฦ’รขโ‚ฌลกรƒโ€šร‚ยฃ300.00 but not having the money to buy it.Then 4 come out and the price shot up to over a thousand. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    • #69635
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Playing Precursors over the last few days put me in mind of Robinsons Requiem

      http://www.mobygames.com/game/amiga/robinsons-requiem

      Any one ever play it never got far into it myself but an intresting game in the amount of freedom you had to things within the game world.

    • #69636
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      I recall that game Pinback. I never completed it either. Very tough game, I think I got half way through until I met a T-Rex and couldn't get past it. The game is available on GOG along with it's sequel Deus (without the EX <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_lol.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:lol:’ /> )

    • #69637
      AvatarStardreamer
      Participant

      Both Robinsons Requiem and Deus are INCREDIBLY difficult, made worse by having their fair share of bugs. This is a shame because the premise of having to survive in a hostile alien environment is one that’s amazingly compelling, and is tackled so rarely in gaming (is suspect chiefly because it’s so hard to get right). I tend to go back to them now and again to have another bash but struggle to get anywhere before I die.

      Interesting that Precursors reminds you of that, Pinback. I’m playing Fallout 3 right now and am getting a similar vibe from that, too, what with the ability to have your extremities crippled and to become addicted to various chemical compounds.

    • #69638
      AvatarStardreamer
      Participant
      Axeman3d wrote:
      Being an old fart I owned 3 Amigas over the years, and my friend still has his old 600 somewhere. I upgraded from the Atari-ST, and it was like a breath of fresh air. The ST was the first computer I owned with a ‘desktop’ environment and a mouse, what a revelation after all the Commodore-64s and Spectrums that went before. However, the Amiga was just so much nicer to use, so much more powerful and better supported with software. Syndicate was my favourite at the time, and I remember seeing one of the first versions of Lightwave being demonstrated on a top end Amiga too. I never got my hands on Lightwave until years later on the PC, but I still vividly remember seeing what it could do and wishing I had that sort of power at my fingertips.

      Axeman, that’s absolutely what early computing was like. A Bold New Frontier, where every new piece of software of hardware expanded the capabilities of what computing as a whole could offer to the human experience. For enthusiasts like you and I, software like lightwave did feel very much like being granted a new power, a new string to our bow. I remember getting my first copy of Knife ST (I was an avid Atari user so watch what you say about the power of that machine….! :D), a piece of software designed to look into programs and files directories at a much lower level than I’d ever seen and feeling like I’d been given the keys to reality itself! Of course in practical terms I barely found a need to use it but I never forgot how it pleased me to have it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #69639
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster
      Stardreamer wrote:

      Interesting that Precursors reminds you of that, Pinback. I’m playing Fallout 3 right now and am getting a similar vibe from that, too, what with the ability to have your extremities crippled and to become addicted to various chemical compounds.

      You hit the nail right on the head there Stardreamer,its the same with Precursors as you can become addicted to drugs and alcohol and the more hit you take to the body and limbs the less mobility you have.

      Never kew there was a sequal to Robinsons Requiem,speaking of the more unusal game B.A.T was another one,again I don’t remember getting that far into it,but I seem to recall that there was a lot freedom of actions in the game.

    • #69640
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Another game I recall was a precursor to the mighty System Shock, Cybercon III. Another very tough game [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmZ3LjlMFW4[/youtube]

    • #69641
      AvatarStardreamer
      Participant
      Quote:
      Another game I recall was a precursor to the mighty System Shock, Cybercon III. Another very tough game

      Absolutely. That and Core Design’s “Corporation” were definite precursors to the legendary System Shock. I recall Corporation even had hidden PSI powers in-game (that they only hinted at in the manual – you had to work out how to access them!) and had the unique selling point that if you posted the publishers a photo of your face they’d send you a 3D model of it for use in the character selection stage! Of course these were back in the days of low poly-counts but what a fantastic idea! I never did it but the desire to do so stuck with me for aaages . ๐Ÿ˜€

      Quote:
      You hit the nail right on the head there Stardreamer,its the same with Precursors as you can become addicted to drugs and alcohol and the more hit you take to the body and limbs the less mobility you have.

      Really? I’ve been tracking Precursors for a while…now I’m even more keen to take a crack at it!

    • #69642
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster
      Stardreamer wrote:

      Really? I’ve been tracking Precursors for a while…now I’m even more keen to take a crack at it!

      Just remember Stardreamer that game is very much unfinshed.

      Liberation is another one.Never got far with the game as I think it only works on CD32,but Iam suprised to learn that there was a functional city within the game,as I had always dismissed it as just another dungon master clone.

    • #69643
      AvatarAres
      Participant

      Lol I remember my Commodore Amiga back in my old days…:

      I had a Commodore Amiga 500 + 1MB Ram, with 2 x 3.1/4 and 1 x 5.1/8 inch disks, 2 joysticks with about 1000 disks of games/programs/music/ you name it

      But my favorite where :

      – K 240 (space build up)

      – Wonderboy in Monsterland

      – Jimmy white Snooker

      – Monkey Island

      – Olympic Games summer and winter

      – Footbal manager

      – and a few more i even can’t remember

      I regreted to sold it all, just because I had no place and no sources left( no internet at the time) to get what i wanted..

      good old days , C amiga was way ahead on his time if ya compare with the Personal Computer on speed,graphics and sound

      regards

    • #69644
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      For those who might be interested in buying/replacing Amiga hardware there is Amibay. Its a very friendly site full of technomages and tons of Amiga goodies for sale, here is a link http://www.amibay.com/

      For general advice and a high technomage count, another great site is The English Amiga Board, here is a link http://eab.abime.net/

      For gaming advice covering all of Commodore’s creations there is Lemon Amiga, here http://www.lemonamiga.com/

    • #69645
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      I just found that Vitualdub will play Amiga animations and convert them to AVI on the PC, well it nearly plays all of mine one of then is still rendering in the wrong colour mode. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ At last I can add sound effects to them.

    • #69646
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Ok, calling all you Amiga owners from the past, present (and future?) There is a massive survey going on to find the 100 greatest Amiga games of all time. Dont worry you don't have to pick 100 (although for some of us that would be easy,…ahem <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_redface.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:oops:’ /> ), you just have to pick 10. Then after a bit they will collate all the lists into a final top 100. If you would like to take part here is a link http://survey.classi…x.php?sid=16557

      More about the survey itself can be found here http://www.amibay.co…read.php?t=4668

      1000s of people have already voted so it should be some list once it's completed. Not that I would try to sway your vote or anything, but it would be nice to see a space sim right up there at the top, here's hoping <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_smile.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:)’ />

    • #69647
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Voted ๐Ÿ˜€

      theres Amiga guess the pic quiz here http://recordedamigagames.ath.cx/theult … gaquiz.php

      only 15430 today ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #69648
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      16340! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_cool.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’8-)’ />

    • #69649
      Avatarstarlord
      Participant

      Oh, you thought of that!

      did someone here actually try playing a small game by the name of calephar?

      http://hol.abime.net/5402

      It so happens I was the one to secure the disk from visual impact (only the demo was out, and due to financial difficulties the full version never left the company’s archive), and with permission from the programmer and assistance from the scene, dumped the disk.

      This was the very first prototype I ever preserved! ๐Ÿ™‚

      good days indeed!

    • #69650
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      I never played that game Starlord, (although I did play Starlord alot, loved that game <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’;)’ /> ), but anyways well done to you for saving a piece of Amiga gaming history! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_cool.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’8-)’ />

    • #69651
      CaptainKalCaptainKal
      Participant
      Quote:
      (although I did play Starlord alot, loved that game

      Those weird Singleton games ๐Ÿ˜€ Fine games a mess of an interface (Even though I managed to beat Midwinter).

    • #69652
      AvatarStardreamer
      Participant
      Quote:
      Those weird Singleton games Fine games a mess of an interface (Even though I managed to beat Midwinter).

      You beat Midwinter? Kudos, CaptainKal – that’s no mean feat! I only ever beat midwinter II once, and that was only after I learned (from a magazine, naturally) the three key islands to liberate to thwart the incoming invasion.

    • #69653
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Yea the Midwinter games were good. I herd back in the day, that in the first game, if you rounded up as much explosives as you could find at the start, you just headed for the enemy base and blew it sky high, game completed. I never tried that though, must give it a go! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_smile.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:)’ /> How on earth did I remember that? <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_confused.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:?’ />

    • #69654
      CaptainKalCaptainKal
      Participant
      Quote:
      Yea the Midwinter games were good. I herd back in the day, that in the first game, if you rounded up as much explosives as you could find at the start, you just headed for the enemy base and blew it sky high, game completed. I never tried that though, must give it a go! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hints & Tips for Midwinter

      1. Play it in easy ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ (No Bombers , and no Mortars that way).

      2. When you first meet the enemy forces, run like hell. Your are way too outnumbered.

      3. The enemy is advancing using 3 or 4 columns. If you destroy all the gas stations, before the advancing colums eventually the enemy will stop to a halt. (You can also destroy the enemie’s fuel supply line).

      4. When you see that the enemy has halted its advance, grab some explosives and a snowmobile , flank the enemy, head to the enemy HQ, and blow them to pieces. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      Tactics: When you hear the enemy missile coming, start making circles without moving (really!! most of the times the

      missile will miss). Recruit as many people you can. Even kids. (Even a kid with a snow mobile can cause the enemy damage).

      Quote:
      You beat Midwinter? Kudos, CaptainKal – that’s no mean feat! I only ever beat midwinter II once, and that was only after I learned (from a magazine, naturally) the three key islands to liberate to thwart the incoming invasion.

      Which islands do you have to liberate? Midwinter II was far better game than Midwinter I in my opinion. (And I have still not played “Starlord” and “Ashes of the Empire. I still have all the boxed versions of the 16bit Singleton games”).

      Quote:
      How on earth did I remember that? ๐Ÿ˜•

      Some games stay with you for a long long time. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #69655
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Hostile Breed game been found and uploaded to. http://agtw.abime.net/games/view/hostilebreed

      Looks pretty good from the screen shot will be having a go over the weekend with this. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Quote:
      Some 18 years ago, in July 1992, I read the Amiga Power review of Hostile Breed, a strategy/management game cum shoot-’em-up from Palace Software. It was previewed and reviewed in most of the main Amiga magazines. The game was an intriguing departure from most other games of that era with its base management, action based along eight long corridors, an organic enemy and distinctive look.

      Years later, like many others, I was left wondering what had happened to Hostile Breed. I still hadn’t played the game although its non-appearance seemed to have something to do with the publisher Palace’s demise. In fact, Palace’s problems were exactly why Hostile Breed remained unpublished. French company Titus bought Palace but unhappily the game failed to find a publisher there either.

      That wasn’t the end of the story though, as programmer Rob Stevens had always retained the final master on Amiga floppy disks. Your Amiga Games That Weren’t researcher (Adrian) finally tracked down Rob one day and was subsequently in receipt of three floppy disks.

      The first task was to create raw disk images for the Software Preservation Society (SPS). Istvรƒฦ’ร†โ€™รƒโ€ รขโ‚ฌโ„ขรƒฦ’รขโ‚ฌลกรƒโ€šร‚ยกn Fรƒฦ’ร†โ€™รƒโ€ รขโ‚ฌโ„ขรƒฦ’รขโ‚ฌลกรƒโ€šร‚ยกbiรƒฦ’ร†โ€™รƒโ€ รขโ‚ฌโ„ขรƒฦ’รขโ‚ฌลกรƒโ€šร‚ยกn analysed these raw dumps and found them to be free of errors and so were suitable for transformation into IPFs. The ADFs on this page have been created from the IPFs.

      Amiga Games That Weren’t presents the full version of Hostile Breed along with interviews with its programmer Rob Stevens and graphical artist Joe Walker. Many thanks are due to Rob and Joe for allowing their hard work to be finally released.

    • #69656
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Good find Pinback and even better if your going to fire up your miggy to play it! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’;)’ />

    • #69657
      CaptainKalCaptainKal
      Participant
      Quote:
      Good find Pinback and even better if your going to fire up your miggy to play it!

      Now that’s a temptation ๐Ÿ™‚ . Good find Pinback. And speaking of different Amiga games, has any of the old timers here, ever played “Exodus 3010”?

    • #69658
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant
      "CaptainKal" wrote:
      Quote:
      Good find Pinback and even better if your going to fire up your miggy to play it!

      Now that's a temptation <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_smile.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:)’ /> . Good find Pinback. And speaking of different Amiga games, has any of the old timers here, ever played "Exodus 3010"?

      Cant say I ever tried it <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_confused.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:?’ /> Will have a look on the Hall Of Light web site. Here is a game play vid <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’;)’ />

      [media][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUuWlAA7-7o[/media[/media]]

      Edit: Took a bit of digging but here is a link to some ADFs <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’;)’ /> http://snesorama.us/…=amiga&q=exodus

    • #69659
      CaptainKalCaptainKal
      Participant
      Quote:

      Edit: Took a bit of digging but here is a link to some ADFs ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Even though I have the adfs, thanks for the link. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #69660
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Yes that site is loaded with stuff <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//wink3.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’;)’ />

    • #69661
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Not been able to play Hostile Breed yet. ๐Ÿ™„

      Never played Exodus 3010 keep seeing it and thinking must try it out some time.

    • #69662
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Got my Amigaรƒฦ’ร†โ€™รƒโ€šร‚ยขรƒฦ’ร‚ยขรƒยขรขโ€šยฌร…ยกรƒโ€šร‚ยฌรƒฦ’ร‚ยขรƒยขรขโ€šยฌร…ยพรƒโ€šร‚ยขs out of storage and after 3 years amazingly they all still work although the hard drive on the two 1200 took a couple of restarts before they kicked in. Couldnรƒฦ’ร†โ€™รƒโ€šร‚ยขรƒฦ’ร‚ยขรƒยขรขโ€šยฌร…ยกรƒโ€šร‚ยฌรƒฦ’ร‚ยขรƒยขรขโ€šยฌร…ยพรƒโ€šร‚ยขt find the box with most of the game in it but I just realised that my ADF converter was in with the Amigaรƒฦ’ร†โ€™รƒโ€šร‚ยขรƒฦ’ร‚ยขรƒยขรขโ€šยฌร…ยกรƒโ€šร‚ยฌรƒฦ’ร‚ยขรƒยขรขโ€šยฌร…ยพรƒโ€šร‚ยขs ๐Ÿ˜€ only problem is I have no 3.5 disk to write the games too. ๐Ÿ™„

    • #69663
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Get yourself registered on Amibay Pinback and post a wanted ad, you should get a load of disks with little difficulty as they are always for sale, usually by the 100s!

      Here is a link, http://www.amibay.com/

      Glad you decided to dig them out again, now you can, once again, experience the best OS ever created <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_cool.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’8-)’ />

    • #69664
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Just been looking over there FAQ looks like I wont be able to use amibay. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    • #69665
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      I dont understand Pinback <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_confused.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:?’ /> Are you a trader or dont you have a Pay Pal account? If so, there is always Fleabay. Disks pop up there from time to time and you can use High Density disks, so dont worry about that if that's all you can find. Double Density disks (I.E standard Amiga blue disks) can be a little more difficult to find these days.

    • #69666
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      No its because Iรƒฦ’ร†โ€™รƒโ€šร‚ยขรƒฦ’ร‚ยขรƒยขรขโ€šยฌร…ยกรƒโ€šร‚ยฌรƒฦ’ร‚ยขรƒยขรขโ€šยฌร…ยพรƒโ€šร‚ยข am using a mobile for the internet at the moment and have a Yahoo email address which I think will cause a lot problems with amibay.

    • #69667
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Calling all PS3 owners!

      There is now an Amiga emulator out for the PS3, news here http://www.ps3hax.net/2011/02/e-uae-ami … z1DMhpzrEB

      Also, an emulator is in development for the X Box 360, news here http://lantus360.com/2010/12/06/amiga360-wip-video/

    • #69668
      AvatarPyros
      Participant

      Anyone remembers Millenium 2.2 and Deuteros?

      I’d love to see a sucessor to those ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    • #69669
      sscadminsscadmin
      Keymaster
      Geraldine wrote:
      Calling all PS3 owners!

      There is now an Amiga emulator out for the PS3, news here http://www.ps3hax.net/2011/02/e-uae-ami … z1DMhpzrEB

      Also, an emulator is in development for the X Box 360, news here http://lantus360.com/2010/12/06/amiga360-wip-video/

      Not totally positive on my info here. But I thought Sony removed homebrew by removing the ability to have the linux os on the PS3. Sony removed this with a mandatory firmware update last year and the new PS3 slims didn’t even ship with the option. I heard about the hack recently to unlock the PS3 but if Sony suspects you they ban your PS3 from the PSN which would really stink. Not worth the risk right now, least for me.

    • #69670
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster
      Pyros wrote:
      Anyone remembers Millenium 2.2 and Deuteros?

      I’d love to see a sucessor to those ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      Mercenary 4

    • #69671
      AvatarPyros
      Participant
      PINBACK wrote:
      Pyros wrote:
      Anyone remembers Millenium 2.2 and Deuteros?

      I’d love to see a sucessor to those ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      Mercenary 4

      Ahh got me a bit confused now ๐Ÿ˜• . Considering that you probably aren’t referring to Mechwarriors 4: Mercenaries, but a 4th project on the Mercenary saga – of which I remember playing Damocles on the ol’ trusty Atari STe. But this series was quite different from the Millenium/Deuteros (more resource gathering and “strategy”).

    • #69672
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Yes I was just referring to an old game series that I would like to see continued as in.

      Mercenary.

      Damocles: Mercenary II.

      Mercenary III The Dion Crisis.

    • #69673
      AvatarPyros
      Participant

      Never played the last one, but liked Damocles a lot. Although I spent more time lost than anything else.

      The “open endeness” of those games is quite different from the “go straight ahead and wait for the cutscene” that seems to plague the console inspired action games of today.

    • #69674
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster
      Pyros wrote:

      The “open endeness” of those games is quite different from the “go straight ahead and wait for the cutscene” that seems to plague the console inspired action games of today.

      You right about that, I guess there was more open to try different things back then.

      Out of the three games Damocles is the one which I have played the least, must really have another go at it some time. Spent a lot of time playing Mercenary and can remember being really awed by Mercenary 3 and what you could do in the game, but it was really slow on A500

    • #69675
      CaptainKalCaptainKal
      Participant
      Quote:
      Out of the three games Damocles is the one which I have played the least, must really have another go at it some time. Spent a lot of time playing Mercenary and can remember being really awed by Mercenary 3 and what you could do in the game, but it was really slow on A500

      Quote:
      Never played the last one, but liked Damocles a lot. Although I spent more time lost than anything else.

      No need to dig out your old Amigas from your basement. (Unless you would like to “donate” them to me ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ). You can play these game with your trusty PC now ๐Ÿ™‚ . Check this site

      http://mercenarysite.free.fr/mercframes.htm

    • #69676
      sscadminsscadmin
      Keymaster

      You know I have all those games in the download area ๐Ÿ™‚

      Mercenary (Package of all three games)

    • #69677
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster
      CaptainKal wrote:

      No need to dig out your old Amigas from your basement. (Unless you would like to “donate” them to me ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ).

      No chance. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜†

      Emulation good but it always nice to be able to play the games on the original hardware and as I have my ADF converter all I need is get my hands on some 3.5 disks.

      Now if only I brought these Atari ST520 disks. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    • #69678
      CaptainKalCaptainKal
      Participant
      Quote:
      Emulation good but it always nice to be able to play the games on the original hardware and as I have my ADF converter all I need is get my hands on some 3.5 disks.

      Amiga explorer & serial cable?

    • #69679
      Avatarmemnoch
      Participant
      Pyros wrote:
      Anyone remembers Millenium 2.2 and Deuteros?

      I’d love to see a sucessor to those ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      Yeah, I loved those games. And still have them too along with my Amiga 3000.

    • #69680
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant
      "memnoch" wrote:
      And still have them too along with my Amiga 3000.

      The Miggy 3000 is a nice machine memnoch <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_cool.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’8-)’ />

      I just got my Cyberstorm MkIII fixed for my 4000 after it sitting in a box for 10 years. <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_confused.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:?’ />

    • #69681
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      My Amiga hard drive is about to give up as it take about 4 restart to get it up and running.

      Been looking at card drive on ebay any one used one and are they any good. โ“

    • #69682
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Card Drives are good for a hobbist machine, but if your going to be using your miggy alot Pinback, I would recommend sticking to a traditional hard drive. CF cards are not designed for constant data accessing. Having said that though I have CF Drives in both my 1200s and they work with no problems. You can even buy pre-configured drives on flea bay, packed with goodies, just plug em in and away you go. Also, they are fast and quiet too.

    • #69683
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Think I will go for the card drive although I will get one from Amiga kit as the ones on flea bay seem to be a bit on the expensive side.

    • #69684
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Actually I think the opposite is true. If you dig around you can get some good deals on Fleabay. On the other hand, the Amiga Kit version does have an easy to use installer for the OS of your choice.

    • #69685
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      I may be looking in the wrong section but the BIN ones are between รƒฦ’ร†โ€™รƒยขรขโ€šยฌร…ยกรƒฦ’รขโ‚ฌลกรƒโ€šร‚ยฃ40 and รƒฦ’ร†โ€™รƒยขรขโ€šยฌร…ยกรƒฦ’รขโ‚ฌลกรƒโ€šร‚ยฃ50 pounds which waaay over price for what it is. Cheapest way would be just to get the IDE interface + cable and the card then do it myself. Or try and win one of the auctions.

    • #69686
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Well I bought an IDE adaptor for around ร‚ยฃ3.50 and a 4 gig CF card for ร‚ยฃ8.00. Just hunt around Pinback you will defiantly get one cheaper than ร‚ยฃ40. Those ร‚ยฃ40 ones might already come with Workbench (and other things, games, utilities) pre-installed.

    • #69687
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      I reported a while ago about this project for an Amiga emulator on suitably equipped Jtag`d XBox 360 and PS3 set up for homebrew, now I have just found out that the XBox 360 version has just been released.

      Here is the links

      XBox 360: http://www.logic-sun&#8230; … r-360.html

      And here is the link again for the PS3 version

      PS3: http://www.ps3hax.ne&#8230; … z1DMhpzrEB

      Also you may find this useful, a link to Classic Workbench http://classicwb.abime.net/

    • #69688
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Good timing I might be buying an a 360 next week.

    • #69689
      CaptainKalCaptainKal
      Participant
      Quote:
      Good timing I might be buying an a 360 next week.

      Why don’t you keep your hard earned cash, and buy a REAL Amiga Instead? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #69690
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster
      CaptainKal wrote:
      Quote:
      Good timing I might be buying an a 360 next week.

      Why don’t you keep your hard earned cash, and buy a REAL Amiga Instead? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      Because I have three real ones already. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #69691
      AvatarLadynightShade
      Participant

      has it been 25 years wow, now im feeling old wish i never gave away my amiga to a friend of mine.

    • #69692
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster
      LadynightShade wrote:
      has it been 25 years wow, now im feeling old wish i never gave away my amiga to a friend of mine.

      You could always download a copy of WinUAE http://www.winuae.net/

      Almost all the Amigas back catalogue of games is available as ADF all you need to do is google for the roms for the emulator to work.

      Speaking of Amiga emulators came across this one for the CD32 called Akiko http://www.airsoftsoftwair.de/en/prod_akiko.html it not been updated in a long time and it only works with the real CD32 game disks although it will not work with every game managed to get Universe working ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #69693
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Decided to re-visit this old thread. <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_mrgreen.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:mrgreen:’ />

      Been reading a lot of the Adventures of Sabrina, who made regular appearances in the Miggy mags back in the day. The comic strip was created by Eric W. Schwartz and he had kindly setup his archive (dating all the way back to 1996 to the present) for everyone to see.

      Here is a link http://www.sabrina-o&#8230;.com/index.html

    • #69694
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      For some reason I always think about his Aerotoon rather than Sabrina when I read Eric W. Schwartz name.

      Had total forgotten that the Sabrina cartoons had been in Format.

    • #69695
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      More Miggy related news. <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//girl_crazy.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:girlcrazy:’ />

      The Computer Magazine Archive now has the entire collection of CU Amiga mags available for your edification. You can even get these read to you if you wish, usually with hilarious results! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//haha.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:haha:’ /> Also on the site there is a whole range of other computing mags covering a whole range of machines from the past. Have a look here http://archive.org/details/computermagazines

    • #69696
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Thought I would highlight a site I came across called Commodore Is Awesome.

      Its another Miggy related site full of interviews, game art and PDFs of Amiga Format (UK based Miggy Mag from back in the day), plus content for older Commodore models like The PET, C64, Vic 20 ect. Have a look here http://awesome.commodore.me/

      Also for you A500 owners out there I have some great news! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//girl_smile.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:girlsmile:’ />

      Two new accelerators being worked on. Cant say when they will be released for full production but they are being worked on and almost finished prototyping. Check out these two threads on the English Amiga board

      Jen Schoenfeld's ACA 500 (plus other goodies for other Miggy models <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//girl_crazy.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:girlcrazy:’ /> ): http://eab.abime.net…ead.php?t=65087

      The Zeus 68k: http://eab.abime.net…ead.php?t=65047

      Bet you never thought that an old machine like the A500 would never see new hardware coming out for it again, I know I didn't! Perhaps Frontier will finally be playable on it at last! <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//girl_crazy.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:girlcrazy:’ />

      When ready for production, both boards will require pre-orders, so if your interested, keep an eye on these threads because both boards are aiming to go into production by the end of the year <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//nyam.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:nyam:’ />

    • #69697
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      It's nice some one is making some new hardware for the A500 but apart from running a few 3d games faster is it any real use.

      like to see some new original games coming out as they do for the old console.

    • #69698
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Well in the case of the Zeus, that has a 68000 which can run at 50 MHz. This will be a massive boost from the original 7 MHz, so using renderers, general system operations and gaming will be up to the standard of an accelerated A1200. Extra provision for RAM and even IDE interfaces might be a possibility too, meaning, adding an internal Hard or CF drive could be a an option too. Basically A500s will become really useful again. To be honest though, if (like yourself) you already have an A1200, then that would do more (especially if its already expanded), but if you love A500s and want to see it at it's best, then it's an instant purchase. I am definitely going to get one of these but will wait until the full respective specs are out before choosing.

    • #69699
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      I have the A500 out of it's box for the last week or so as I have been playing some games (after my disaster with XCom) when you posted about the accelerator and it just got me thinking about would games written for a 7 mhz A500 be able to run at 50 mhz. IIRC the faster accelerators on the A1200 have problems with games.

    • #69700
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      The answer is yes if you use WHD Load, registered version is best. On my '060@60 Mhz A4000, WHD Load sets the speed of the games, you can also change it (via tool types if I recall correctly) to meet your needs. There is also a range of hacks you can do too depending on what your wanting to run.

      And don't feel too bad about X Com, I got burned once before getting Bioshock 2 when it first came out, that didn't run at all due to the DRM. Taught me a valuable lesson that did, let all the eager beavers do your beta testing for you and wait until it's not only bug free but cheaper too! Still, they eventually fixed it, so I am sure X Com will be fixed eventually too. Then I will buy it myself.

    • #69701
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster
      'Geraldine' wrote:

      And don't feel too bad about X Com, I got burned once before getting Bioshock 2 when it first came out, that didn't run at all due to the DRM. Taught me a valuable lesson that did, let all the eager beavers do your beta testing for you and wait until it's not only bug free but cheaper too! Still, they eventually fixed it, so I am sure X Com will be fixed eventually too. Then I will buy it myself.

      Like wise I seldom buy new games on release but got carried away with the hype surrounding the new Xcom game, lesson learned.

      Never used WHD must give it a go some time.

    • #69702
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant
      'PINBACK' wrote:
      Never used WHD must give it a go some time.

      You should Pinback, its the best way to run Amiga games on a real Amiga and a key file to unlock the full version costs only ร‚ยฃ15.00, well worth it considering all the handy tricks it has to get games running and installs for games are always being updated. Also, if you get ROM images (eg from Amiga Forever) you can even run A500, CDTV and CD32 only games on your A1200 <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//girl_crazy.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:girlcrazy:’ />

      Here is a link http://www.whdload.de/

    • #69703
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Just seen the news about Putty Squad, after 20 odd years system 3 has released the Amiga1200 version for free on Christmas eve :biggrin: :biggrin: http://www.system3.com/promotional-download/puttysquadamiga/

       

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whc3JFSOZ0k

       

      Now where did I put the A1200 and the ADF thing.

    • #69704
      CaptainKalCaptainKal
      Participant

       

      Now where did I put the A1200 and the ADF thing.

       

       

      It’s right beside me!!!  :spiteful:  :spiteful:  (Althought I prefer to play with WinUAE nowdays :gamer:  :gamer: 

    • #69705
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      It’s right beside me!!!  :spiteful:  :spiteful:  (Althought I prefer to play with WinUAE nowdays :gamer:  :gamer: 

       

      So that where it went. :haha:

    • #69706
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      That must hold the record for the longest development cycle ever! :girlcrazy:

    • #69707
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Another new Amiga, these thing keep appearing this one is based on a Raspberry PI a custom controller and the Amiga floppy drive, also look like they will be doing a crowd funding for it. http://www.armigaproject.com/

       

    • #69708
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Spotted this thread on EAB. Someone has converted almost all the Amiga Format magazines to pdfs

    • #69709
      CodyCody
      Participant

      I was just reading an article about the Amiga and Warhol.

    • #69710
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Nice but 15gb is a bit much for me to download although their always the Amiga mag site.

    • #69711
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Who would have thought it I just Bought a new Amiga game in 2014 :biggrin: well it’s homebrew one but still nice to see a new release for the old girl. looks like some sort of 2D zelda clone

       

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jktUTZuFQeU

       

      You can find it for sale on Amigakit for ร‚ยฃ12.00 +P&P.

    • #69712
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      And why not Pinback? An Amiga is still as good as it ever was! :girlcrazy:

    • #69713
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      I hope we see some more games being released for the Amiga, after all a lot home brew games that have been released for the 8 bit micros and even the SNES/Mega Drive have had some new carts made but the 16 bit home computer seem to have left out of it.

    • #69714
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Is the Amiga now 30 years old this year, :O will have to change the title of the thread.

    • #69715
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      The years may advance but Amigas still endure, here’s to the next 30 years! bounceBoingBall.gif

    • #69716
      farcodevfarcodev
      Participant

      30 already, time pass so fast…

       

      I miss sometimes my A1240 ๐Ÿ™

    • #69717
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      I still got my PPC 1240 and the other one.

    • #69718
      sscadminsscadmin
      Keymaster

      Winuae 3.10 has been released and wow what a change list. Think I might have to go rom hunting this weekend.

      http://www.indieretronews.com/2015/06/winuae-310-final-best-amiga-emulator-is.html

    • #69719
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Dont forget that there should be a few that “mysteriously” found their way into the download area D1 :girlwink:

    • #69720
      sscadminsscadmin
      Keymaster

      Happy 30th B-Day Amiga
       
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNDrqG_dntE

      It is funny and great watching this since I never have seen this until now ๐Ÿ™‚ There is even a kickstarter for A1200 custom cases, almost makes me want to build another one.

    • #69721
      AvatarXenonS
      Participant

      Humm, should I switch on my Amiga 500 for the occasion? My disks are sitll all there too, what should I play? Silent Service, Xenon II, Murder!…

      Have some games on WinUAE, just aside of the Dosbox icon.

      My mum has put this machine on some terribly tedious place somewhere in the dust I think… Still after so many years she says: please stop playing…:)

       

      XenonS

    • #69722
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      What to play on an Amiga….well I know what I usually fire up…

      Nasty%20Krait_zpsdh5wvets.png

    • #69723
      AvatarXenonS
      Participant

      @Geraldine,

      I’m not even sure but I don’t think I bought the Amiga version of Frontier (have the PC version and the patch for the mining bug + lots of trainers and special savegames).

      Now I play it with glfrontier which is the Atari version. It runs perfectly on Win 7 and you can chose to switch off the improved grafics and go with the original ones. But the Amiga grafics – in all games – were well ahead of its time.

       

      Greets,

      XenonS

    • #69724
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Seems a bit quiet on the internet about the 30 anniversary apart from a couple of events.

       

      Anyone have any disasters with the Amiga? I set my A1200 IDE cable on fire when I plug it in the wrong way around once :banghead: , swapped it for another, switched it on and everything stilled worked.

    • #69725
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      One of my A1200s went on fire once. It was a dodgy hard drive that was the cause. Put out the flames cleaned up the motherboard and fitted a new HD and cable, good as new! Tough machines indeed.

    • #69726
      AvatarXenonS
      Participant

      Edgar Vigdal and Deluxe Pacman, Deluxe Galage. Deluxe..yeah. Still live on our Amigas.

       

      http://amigagamer.blogspot.it/2015/04/legendar-amiga-coder-edgar-vigdal.html

       

      XenonS

    • #69727
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      :girlsad: Oh no! I didn’t know Edgar had passed away. He made some great games indeed and DGalaga will always be one of my favourites. Every Miggy I’ve ever owned always had some version or another of that game on its hard drive. RIP Edgar and thank you for all the fun times your games gave me. :girlumbrage:

       

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6wnqgVti1M

       

      EDIT: Was looking around there for any disk images of DGalaga and came across this site (Amiga PD) that has the whole Assassin disk collection available (tons of great games here) as well as other things.

    • #69728
      Avatarkazkirishima
      Participant

      I had Amiga 500 in the late ’80s and it was a center of my life back then. Being an active member on Amiga demo scene was a very fun part of my life. Sadly I had to sell my Amiga to buy a 386 PC in early ’90s. Today I occasionally enjoy C64 and Amiga emulators for nostalgia sake. 

    • #69729
      Avatarkazkirishima
      Participant

      Anyone remembers Millenium 2.2 and Deuteros?

      I’d love to see a sucessor to those ๐Ÿ˜Ž

       

      I still play those games! I was acting sick in grade school to play Millennium 2.2 while my parents were at work ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #69730
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Nope can’t say I ever played them and their is a remake of Deuteros here http://bartfernhout.magix.net/public/deuteros.html

    • #69731
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      A new kickstarter for the extended edition of the film From Bedrooms To Billions: The Amiga Years has started. Details here.

    • #69732
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      According to RPS you can now play a couple of thousand Amiga games in your browser. https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/08/09/2000-amiga-games-to-play-for-free-in-your-browser/

    • #69733
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Well I for one applaud anything that keeps these great Amiga games alive and people playing them. :girlcrazy:

    • #69734
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      I went past cash converters today and in the window was an A1200 and disk drive for ร‚ยฃ130, WTF I had no idea a 20 year old computer would be selling for that much.

    • #69735
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      Was it an Escom or Commodore model? Earlier models are generally worth a little more. The upgrades tho, they go for crazy money at times. Amigas are still very much sought after machines. But then again we both know that. :queen:

    • #69736
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Commodore with a branded 3.5 disk drive, I knew that the accelerator cards can some times go for crazy prices on EBay but never given any thought to the price of the computer itself.

       

      Going to keep an eye on it and see if they drop the price in a few weeks. :ninja:

    • #69737
      GeraldineGeraldine
      Participant

      In my local charity shop they had….a….a….filthy……Atari 520 STFM. I thought at the time, I will think about it. 3 days later it was gone. Perhaps it was for the best. :girlhaha:

    • #69738
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Maybe they binned it. :biggrin:

    • #112544
      PinbackPinback
      Keymaster

      Anyone got a Gotek drive for the Amiga?.

      Just been looking at them on eBay, and was wondering what the difference is between this and a card drive.

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