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25 Years Of The Amiga now 30

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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. 


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Anyone remembers Millenium 2.2 and Deuteros?

I'd love to see a sucessor to those 😎

 

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


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


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


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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/


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


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I went past cash converters today and in the window was an A1200 and disk drive for £130, WTF I had no idea a 20 year old computer would be selling for that much.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Maybe they binned it.


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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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So I finally bought one two years later 🤣 and I'm pretty pleased I did, in fact I'm going to get another for the A500. I will need to get some sort of 3d printed stand for the A500 and as I got one with the knob on it, it looks like I will have to cut the A1200 case or maybe take it out of the Gotek case as may fit in better.

One thing I would like to add to the A500 is a hard drive but most of the solution for adding a card drive also come with extra memory and accelerator which I don't really want. 


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Been looking at this Pistorm, might be a solution for my A500 hard drive, my Gotek adventure continues as I have decided not to cut the A1200 case and have ordered an internal one, still waiting for it to show up.

Also ordered a cable which can be used to turn the Gotek into a DF1 drive instead of the usual DF0 

 

 


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I 'm in a process of restoring/upgrading my old CD32. New powerpack, laser module, recapp, a Terrible Fire 328 accelerator, and I will turn it into a full fledged 68020 Amiga!! I plan to install some 3D games to it!!!


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I 'm in a process of restoring/upgrading my old CD32. New powerpack, laser module, recapp, a Terrible Fire 328 accelerator, and I will turn it into a full fledged 68020 Amiga!! I plan to install some 3D games to it!!!

Nice 👍 

I just realised that their is a new version of Workbench, 3.2 which confused the hell out of me as the last one I bought was 3.9, but it appears this is a rewrite as they longer have the rights to 3.5/3.9.


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Finally got the internal Gotek for the A1200 which's is just a board on a 3D printed stand, also has a breakout VDU which is supposed to fit through the vents at the top of A1200 case, problem is they don't without stripping the wires or cutting the vents.

Also you have to use a pen or matchstick to press the buttons as they are pretty much flush with the side of the case, no nob on this one.

Back with the A500 and I'm going to the case Gotek as an external drive, hence the cable, works great on the A1200 but forgot you can't boot from an external drive on the A500 without some sort switcher installed in it.

This is turning into a marathon.  🤣  


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This is turning into a marathon.  🤣  

 

This is always the case, when you are in the process of restoring a beloved retro machine!!!


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This is turning into a marathon.  🤣  

 

This is always the case, when you are in the process of restoring a beloved retro machine!!!

Very true 😀 sometimes thing I would be better off using an emulator.

How's that CD32 coming along CaptainKal.


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@pinback I think that I will have to get the laser module replaced and the motherboard recapped!! It's going to take a little time!!!


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Now this is interesting, makes me want to buy a soldering iron, but who knows what disaster would follow on from that. 🤣 

 


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makes me want to buy a soldering iron, but who knows what disaster would follow on from that.

<sniggers> Good grief, it's been yonks since I last wielded a soldering iron!

The variables vary too much, and the constants aren't as constant as they seem.


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I always find it a problem with watching stuff on YouTube, as they tend to make it easier than it really is.  


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A small tale of two cables for a 1084s monitor which look the same but are not the same, my old cable works perfect with the A1200 the new one would not and on closer inspection I could see nothing wrong with it.

Bollocks I thought I've been ripped off with a non working cable but in a last bid of desperation I tried the A500 with it and you guessed it, works perfectly. 

I will put this down to one of life's little mysteries or some one modded the old one.

  


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