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View Poll Results: What Amigas do you currently have in your collection?
Amiga 500 61 50.41%
Amiga 500+ 11 9.09%
Amiga 600(HD) 14 11.57%
Amiga 1000 12 9.92%
Amiga 1200(HD) 39 32.23%
Amiga 1500 1 0.83%
Amiga 2000(HD) 20 16.53%
Amiga 2500(HD) 2 1.65%
Amiga 3000(T/UX) 5 4.13%
Amiga 4000(T) 9 7.44%
Amiga CDTV 3 2.48%
Amiga CD32 18 14.88%
Amiga Prototype (1000+/3000+/3500/Other) 1 0.83%
Amiga Compatible (Draco/Access/Minimig/Pegasos/MIST) 3 2.48%
AmigaOne (SE/XE/MicroA1) 3 2.48%
AmigaOne (500/X1000) 1 0.83%
Emulators - I don't have real Amigas anymore 23 19.01%
Emulators - I've never seen/owned a real Amiga, but wish I did! 6 4.96%
My Amigas are all original - no mods other than original expansion cards, accelerator cards, RAM cards, sidecars, floppies, and SCSI/IDE HDD's of the day. 17 14.05%
My Amigas feature modern-day modifications such as DVI/HDMI/IDE/SATA/USB/RAM/CPU/GOTEK and CF upgrades. 9 7.44%
I own a mix of original and modified Amigas. 21 17.36%
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Old 5th September 2017, 8:13 PM   #2296
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OK, I've attacked the batteries and here's the results.

Here is what I founds when I removed the floppys from the A2000





Here is what was under the A2000's battery



I've since soaked the area in vinegar, then cleaned up with metho. I'm going to leave it for a few days, then make a bicarb mixture and dab it on the area, then clean up with metho again. I reckon that will be about as good as I can get it.

Here's the A3000 after it's first clean.



Lastly I've been reading that the 3000 stores some scsi settings, and it's battery dependant. I'm not sure if it will be an issue for me or not, but I'll boot it up at some stage, and if it proves to be a problem, then I'll be brushing up on my solder skills.

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Old 16th September 2017, 9:56 AM   #2297
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Don't know if anyone has seen this before, but this looks fricken awesome! Someone 3D printed a case for the GBS-8220 with Amiga styling right down to the a similar colour to match the A500.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Case-for-...97.m4902.l9144

Would love to see something like this turn in a production run with proper molded plastic.
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Old 16th September 2017, 10:09 AM   #2298
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Very cute, but who still uses VGA now anyway? Even my TV doesn't have it! I use SCART to HDMI converters now.
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Old 16th September 2017, 10:45 AM   #2299
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Very cute, but who still uses VGA now anyway? Even my TV doesn't have it! I use SCART to HDMI converters now.
Plenty of folks do, not everyone wants to hook up their Amiga to brand new LCD. If I didn't have my 1084S I'd be looking for an older 4:3 LCD and probably beige too so it at least looks the part.

I like to keep things as retro as possible. Hell I'm still loading games off floppies!
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Old 16th September 2017, 11:02 AM   #2300
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Plenty of folks do, not everyone wants to hook up their Amiga to brand new LCD. If I didn't have my 1084S I'd be looking for an older 4:3 LCD and probably beige too so it at least looks the part.

I like to keep things as retro as possible. Hell I'm still loading games off floppies!
I tend to agree with this, 4:3 all the way and most older 17 or 19" monitors are RGB D-Sub or DVI at best.
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Old 26th September 2017, 3:12 PM   #2301
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Interesting: https://www.generationamiga.com/2017...m-a-usb-stick/

Amilator is the ultimate emulator based on the latest Kernel 4.9, Amilator is a new Amithlon style Linux + FS-UAE project where you can start any Amiga operating system from 1.x up to 4.x on any modern computer using a USB stick. Amithlon was successful to get AmigaOS 3.9 running on cheap and modern x86 hardware.
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Old 26th September 2017, 5:36 PM   #2302
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Interesting: https://www.generationamiga.com/2017...m-a-usb-stick/

Amilator is the ultimate emulator based on the latest Kernel 4.9, Amilator is a new Amithlon style Linux + FS-UAE project where you can start any Amiga operating system from 1.x up to 4.x on any modern computer using a USB stick. Amithlon was successful to get AmigaOS 3.9 running on cheap and modern x86 hardware.
That could actually be a really good idea. Personally I don't use any form of UAE anymore as it's actually easier to just power up my real Amiga and open a WHDload game via iGame.
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Old 9th October 2017, 7:06 PM   #2303
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a nice little resto story from Retro Man Cave

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Old 12th October 2017, 9:03 PM   #2304
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Great interview...

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Old 15th October 2017, 12:32 PM   #2305
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I'd like to hook up my Amiga 500 to my Dell U2711 - from what I have read on the internet it should display the picture at 15khz.

Does anyone have experience with this? I am thinking of just getting a RGB to VGA adapter from AmigaKit and seeing if it works or does anyone know of a better solution?
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Old 15th October 2017, 4:01 PM   #2306
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I am thinking of just getting a RGB to VGA adapter from AmigaKit and seeing if it works or does anyone know of a better solution?
That'll do it, unless you want to make your own cable. You need a buffer chip on the hsync and vsync lines otherwise the monitor will pull too much current and harm the Amiga, the AmigaKit adapter should have this current buffering.
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Old 16th October 2017, 8:51 PM   #2307
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That'll do it, unless you want to make your own cable. You need a buffer chip on the hsync and vsync lines otherwise the monitor will pull too much current and harm the Amiga, the AmigaKit adapter should have this current buffering.
Thanks for the advice, will order the adapter this week
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Old 17th October 2017, 9:10 PM   #2308
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I really like that idea, and the price is pretty fair.
I dont like that it doesn't have RCA jacks for the RGB input. Its just got a hole at the back for a pig-tailed cable, too messy for me.

I might have a go at making something myself. But can I justify buying beige filament...

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Don't know if anyone has seen this before, but this looks fricken awesome! Someone 3D printed a case for the GBS-8220 with Amiga styling right down to the a similar colour to match the A500.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Case-for-...97.m4902.l9144

Would love to see something like this turn in a production run with proper molded plastic.
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