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View Poll Results: What Amigas do you currently have in your collection?
Amiga 500 59 51.30%
Amiga 500+ 11 9.57%
Amiga 600(HD) 13 11.30%
Amiga 1000 12 10.43%
Amiga 1200(HD) 39 33.91%
Amiga 1500 0 0%
Amiga 2000(HD) 20 17.39%
Amiga 2500(HD) 2 1.74%
Amiga 3000(T/UX) 5 4.35%
Amiga 4000(T) 9 7.83%
Amiga CDTV 3 2.61%
Amiga CD32 18 15.65%
Amiga Prototype (1000+/3000+/3500/Other) 1 0.87%
Amiga Compatible (Draco/Access/Minimig/Pegasos/MIST) 3 2.61%
AmigaOne (SE/XE/MicroA1) 3 2.61%
AmigaOne (500/X1000) 1 0.87%
Emulators - I don't have real Amigas anymore 22 19.13%
Emulators - I've never seen/owned a real Amiga, but wish I did! 4 3.48%
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. 16 13.91%
My Amigas feature modern-day modifications such as DVI/HDMI/IDE/SATA/USB/RAM/CPU/GOTEK and CF upgrades. 9 7.83%
I own a mix of original and modified Amigas. 21 18.26%
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Old 27th August 2010, 2:04 PM   #106
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Man, Wings was such a GREAT game, first game I can remember that had such a good story and production values to it, and I remember the elation from completing it.
I still play Wings on Amiga 500!
..With the killer tomato cheat
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Old 27th August 2010, 6:25 PM   #107
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Best joystick ever! Wico Command Control!
After going through 10 or more joysticks this one was the one that lasted till the day I stopped playing Amiga. I still have mine at my parents house, I'll have to go there and grab it.
Yah I agree, never had one though - I went through a lot of atari-esque sticks

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The TAC2 and Epyx joysticks were the best and most response joysticks IMO, but the TAC2's fire buttons kept getting stuck and the Epyx was epic... until my little brother threw it on the ground one too many times in disgust every time he lost a game. Super glue can only do so much.
The Epyx stick, that was the red one that was shaped to be held in your hand? I had one of those, wasnt very comfortable though
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Old 27th August 2010, 7:43 PM   #108
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There is a lot of nostalgic talk in this thread, but I was hoping for some tips or guides to get into Amiga gaming...

Topics that interest me are:

- Flicker fixer / scan doublers to connect Amigas into VGA monitors (especially for games, not just workbench modes)
- HDD, RAM, CF installation
- Installing your games on the HDD with something called "whdload". I have seen this on YouTube and you basically dump all your games on the HDD and run it from there.

Basically any input from people that currently use Amiga 600s or 1200s and have done the above and would like to share that knowledge to keep the Amiga love going
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Old 27th August 2010, 8:22 PM   #109
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There is a lot of nostalgic talk in this thread, but I was hoping for some tips or guides to get into Amiga gaming...

Topics that interest me are:

- Flicker fixer / scan doublers to connect Amigas into VGA monitors (especially for games, not just workbench modes)
- HDD, RAM, CF installation
- Installing your games on the HDD with something called "whdload". I have seen this on YouTube and you basically dump all your games on the HDD and run it from there.

Basically any input from people that currently use Amiga 600s or 1200s and have done the above and would like to share that knowledge to keep the Amiga love going
I was planning on making this a worklog thread but I haven't made much progress. Anyway heres some info:

WHDload is an application that runs on any 1mb ami and plays converted games from workbench icons. I am running it on my 68k a2000, and am having about 50% success rate with it. Heres how it works. The free version is not crippled at all except for a nag screen before the games load. I bought a license key for about ~$12 - well worth it. AGA machines were the target for this software because many games were not backwards compatible (and all the WHDslaves will work with it).

These are proper VGA out cards that plug into the cpu socket.
A500/600: IndivisionECS
A1200: IndivisionAGA
Most other amiga models are supported (even CD32)

A1200/A600's have IDE? no probs upgrading them. These are some of the popular parts sites:
AmigaKit
Vesalia

Note that A600 will need a 2mb ram board for the VGA card to work.

EAB is a good place for more info.
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Old 27th August 2010, 9:09 PM   #110
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Awesome that's the kind of info I am after!

I would love to read your blog. Is it up and running yet?

50% success rate is interesting, the videos on YouTube and the info on the WHdload made it sound more promising.

From what I saw there is a list or a download package for each game that is supported. I also read that you need lower kickstart roms for many games...

The A1200 seems more flexible (more room) in upgrading? But the A600 is just really cute...

What resolution goes to the monitor (with the flicker fixer) when you play a game? 640 x 480 or something like that? Or is it simply 320 x 200 but with higher refresh rate...
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Old 27th August 2010, 9:10 PM   #111
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there's a whole retro forum, we should have a dedicated Amiga technical thread.
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Old 27th August 2010, 9:24 PM   #112
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Awesome that's the kind of info I am after!

I would love to read your blog. Is it up and running yet?

50% success rate is interesting, the videos on YouTube and the info on the WHdload made it sound more promising.

From what I saw there is a list or a download package for each game that is supported. I also read that you need lower kickstart roms for many games...

The A1200 seems more flexible (more room) in upgrading? But the A600 is just really cute...
Yeah I should really get off my ass and start on it. To explain the 50% thing, both my amigas are oldies (based on the A500) so they have a slow arse 68000 CPU and 1mb ram. The a1200 is 68020 + 2mb ram which is roughly like comparing an 286 and 486. A lot of the slaves are written for 68020 so dont work on my 68000, but 50% do If you had an a1200 90% would work and you could also play AGA games. Some old games wont run without certain versions of kickstart rom. Cloanto sells roms (included with the great emulator package Amiga Forever), I think thats the only legit place to get them.

You will have to google A600 mods, I dont know much about them.

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Well if 1200 is easier, I will go with that :-D

Thanks for the info, I will read up on all the links you provided me. Should get me started...
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Well if 1200 is easier, I will go with that :-D

Thanks for the info, I will read up on all the links you provided me. Should get me started...
if you really want to get into Amiga easily (requires no Amiga hardware either) you should consider the Amiga Forever project, yes it costs money but it is amazingly professional and works without any stuffing around.

http://www.amigaforever.com/

they also have a C64 project too

http://www.c64forever.com/
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Old 28th August 2010, 9:34 AM   #115
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The Epyx stick, that was the red one that was shaped to be held in your hand? I had one of those, wasnt very comfortable though
Yeah that's the one - loved it. I found it fit my hand like a glove! So responsive and dead-set accurate compared to other joysticks, and I found it was really easy to use for games like Summer Games.

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Thanks for the info!

Emulation isn't a problem for me. I am really interested in playing with the real hardware and doing all the upgrades...

I am doing something similar with a DOS gaming box. Emulation is fantastic, and in many ways much easier, more flexible and works fantastic. But there is something about playing with read hardware
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First post updated with links and stuff - keep an eye on it, I will be adding to it.
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Awesome! Thanks a lot for the effort!
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Old 29th August 2010, 10:13 AM   #119
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I've got to give a big thumbs up to Animaniacs RGB to SVideo converter. I got mine the other day and now my 1200 is hooked up to my Bravia and it looks quite nice.
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Hmm I always thought that component basically IS RGB?
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