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View Poll Results: What Amigas do you currently have in your collection?
Amiga 500 56 50.00%
Amiga 500+ 11 9.82%
Amiga 600(HD) 13 11.61%
Amiga 1000 12 10.71%
Amiga 1200(HD) 39 34.82%
Amiga 1500 0 0%
Amiga 2000(HD) 19 16.96%
Amiga 2500(HD) 2 1.79%
Amiga 3000(T/UX) 5 4.46%
Amiga 4000(T) 8 7.14%
Amiga CDTV 3 2.68%
Amiga CD32 17 15.18%
Amiga Prototype (1000+/3000+/3500/Other) 1 0.89%
Amiga Compatible (Draco/Access/Minimig/Pegasos/MIST) 3 2.68%
AmigaOne (SE/XE/MicroA1) 3 2.68%
AmigaOne (500/X1000) 1 0.89%
Emulators - I don't have real Amigas anymore 22 19.64%
Emulators - I've never seen/owned a real Amiga, but wish I did! 4 3.57%
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. 15 13.39%
My Amigas feature modern-day modifications such as DVI/HDMI/IDE/SATA/USB/RAM/CPU/GOTEK and CF upgrades. 9 8.04%
I own a mix of original and modified Amigas. 21 18.75%
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Old 24th July 2010, 9:18 PM   #1
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As I am in the middle of upgrading my Amiga 2000 (basically an A500 with card slots) I thought It would be good to have a thread dedicated to these classic machines.The Amiga has always been one of the best bang-for-buck gaming computers, and is certainly not dead. With recent community based mods and board designs any plain old A500 could be upgraded into a decent retrogaming machine.

Some common mods:
HxC Floppy Emulator hardware-replacement floppy emulator that loads game images on SD cards
Indivision video PCBs that output VGA (mounted in chip sockets) ECS AGA
Animaniac's RGB-Svideo from the external video port (Aussie design/build)
Mini Megi Chip 2mb ram upgrade (with PAL/STSC Super Agnus)
WHDload - Disk based games can be 'simulated' on harddisk
Animaniac's PC Power supply converter cables
SCSI to IDE then add on on harddisks, CF or SDHC flash cards
A500 side expansions that can use harddisks/ram/amiga 2000 cards
IDE68k A500 on-chip IDE / CF board (purchase through mkl on Amibay when available)
Other IDE boards, which can be used with harddisks, CF or SDHC flash cards etc
CPU upgrades
PS/2 Keyboards
A600/1200 Internal CF-card adapters to IDE connector (purchase through mkl on Amibay when available)
PS2M PS/2 mouse converters (purchase through mkl on Amibay when available)
Customized machine roms (bios) that can switch between up to 4 versions
Tower cased Amigas.

Amiga sites:
Aminet - Amiga file dump
AmiBay - Trading and tech forum
AmigaManiac - Aussie mod designer/cheap trader
Abime - not to be missed, portal for many top notch Ami sites, including Abime forums
Amiga.org - forums
LemonAmiga - Great game info site + forum
FlashTro - Demo scene intros - in flash

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Old 24th July 2010, 10:30 PM   #2
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Definitely keen to see this in action.

Media is always a big question mark for old systems. Being able to use disk images and modern hardware is a great way to keep old systems alive.
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Old 25th July 2010, 1:49 PM   #3
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+1 here too - I'm an old Amiga user from way back! I miss them!
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Old 25th July 2010, 4:31 PM   #4
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The only mods I ever did to my Amiga were a PAL/NTSC switch and also a chip/fast RAM switch - both done on an A500, oh I still own this machine And tons of original s/w
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Old 25th July 2010, 4:34 PM   #5
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I'm a big Amiga fan too, I've got a CD32 with the paravision SX-1 addon, and I've also got an A1200HD

One purchase I'd recommend is a floppy emulator

http://atari.plof.pl/

I've got 2 - one of my A1200 and one on my Atari ST
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Old 25th July 2010, 4:36 PM   #6
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I miss my A500. A brilliant machine in its day.
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Old 25th July 2010, 6:54 PM   #7
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Happy 25th birthday, Amiga!
http://technologizer.com/2010/07/23/amiga/
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Old 25th July 2010, 7:21 PM   #8
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The only mods I ever did to my Amiga were a PAL/NTSC switch and also a chip/fast RAM switch - both done on an A500, oh I still own this machine And tons of original s/w
I just finished the 1mb switch on the a2000 and I found a new solution to getting it wired up: I cut the jumper track, soldered in an LED then cut the top off so the legs act as jumpers. I used an old PC-AT turbo switch which has 2 cables of 3 pins, used 1 end on the normal jumpers, the other end on my new jumpers.

Edit: happy birthday Amiga
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Old 25th July 2010, 9:56 PM   #9
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As an owner of both machines I can confidently say the Amiga had the edge on everything except power supply and internal MIDI port.
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Old 25th July 2010, 10:05 PM   #10
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Retro forum brings retro hardware AND retro flamewars back to life!!!

I'm flash-backing to the late 80's right now!
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Old 25th July 2010, 10:07 PM   #11
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Retro forum brings retro hardware AND retro flamewars back to life!!!

I'm flash-backing to the late 80's right now!
yeah the old high school yard discussions over PC v Amiga v Atari v consoles

also, Breech would be interested in seeing some worklogs of your Amiga mods.
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Old 26th July 2010, 3:14 PM   #12
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ahh good ol amiga, my favourite machine to this day.

lesse..

i gots a nice amiga 500+, multiple floppy drives.. and 2 CD32s. - one of which has had the a2000 mod done to it.
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Old 26th July 2010, 3:27 PM   #13
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Ahhh the Amiga. I had a 500, a 600 and a 1200. They brought so much joy!

Curse the original RROD though.. flashing power light of misery will not be missed

I was tempted to get one of these GP2X Wiz MAME/Amiga/Console Emulator
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Old 26th July 2010, 3:37 PM   #14
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I still have my A500, A1200HD with DKB 050 card and CD32 sitting boxed upin the shed Can;t bring myself to get rid of them
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I still have my A500, A1200HD with DKB 050 card and CD32 sitting boxed upin the shed Can;t bring myself to get rid of them
I will give them a good home

As for the work log I need to order a pile of stuff and get a decent digital camera, but I intend on making one.
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