The Amiga Thread

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by breech, Jul 24, 2010.

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What Amigas do you currently have in your collection?

  1. Amiga 500

    50.0%
  2. Amiga 500+

    8.1%
  3. Amiga 600(HD)

    10.1%
  4. Amiga 1000

    8.8%
  5. Amiga 1200(HD)

    27.7%
  6. Amiga 1500

    0.7%
  7. Amiga 2000(HD)

    15.5%
  8. Amiga 2500(HD)

    2.0%
  9. Amiga 3000(T/UX)

    3.4%
  10. Amiga 4000(T)

    6.8%
  11. Amiga CDTV

    2.0%
  12. Amiga CD32

    14.9%
  13. Amiga Prototype (1000+/3000+/3500/Other)

    0.7%
  14. Amiga Compatible (Draco/Access/Minimig/Pegasos/MIST)

    2.0%
  15. AmigaOne (SE/XE/MicroA1)

    2.0%
  16. AmigaOne (500/X1000)

    0.7%
  17. Emulators - I don't have real Amigas anymore :(

    20.3%
  18. Emulators - I've never seen/owned a real Amiga, but wish I did!

    7.4%
  19. My Amigas are all original - no mods other than original expansion cards, accelerator cards, RAM car

    12.2%
  20. My Amigas feature modern-day modifications such as DVI/HDMI/IDE/SATA/USB/RAM/CPU/GOTEK and CF upgrad

    7.4%
  21. I own a mix of original and modified Amigas.

    13.5%
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  1. adz

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    IIRC when I had my HD8+ I was booting into WB1.3 with KS1.3 from HDD just fine, I also had it fully populated with 8MB, worked a treat but I can't remember who I sold it to.
     
  2. power

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    good to know, i might go up from WB 1.3 if i feel the need.
     
  3. ocdcsv

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    I don't need this.
    I don't need this.
    I don't need this
    Link to ebay
     
  4. power

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    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too expensive.

    Mine was much much cheaper.

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  5. ocdcsv

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    but its in a box.....

    Lucky bugger at $115.
    Need to check why my search filter missed this 2 years ago.
     
  6. matto20v

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    With new devices such as the TF530 (030 + 2mb fast + IDE connector for A500), why does anyone need bulky add-on hard drives like this??
     
  7. power

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    none at all, but they are cool. not everything is about practicality.
     
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  8. kbekus

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    I don't really see the point of the TF530 cards. If you're gonna bastardise the A500 it's no longer an A500. If you want faster, just get an A3000... or take it a step further and get some modern version of the 'Amiga' running on current hardware and whatever remastered version of Workbench exists now.

    These addon hard disk + RAM expansions still maintain the spirit and compatibility of the original A500 computer. They embody retro gaming in terms of using the hardware as it was back then to run software as it was back then.

    FWIW I'm not knocking TF530s and other accelerators. I lived through and had an A500 and A2000 and at the time appreciated the desire for a faster CPU, however what made the Amiga special was the interplay between the CPU and the custom support silicon... and these parts all had very specific timing relationships that end up being somewhat broken when you swap out the venerable 68000 @ ~7Mhz for a different CPU.
     
  9. ocdcsv

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    I agree its the coolness factor.
    I could never afford it when it came out but wanted it so bad.
     
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  10. Camm

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    It should be noted that Amiga's aren't fully backward compatible. I can definitely see reason for someone to want to own a 500 and a 1200+, or just to improve the performance of a 500.
     
  11. kbekus

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    Sure. I wasn't knocking matto20v's opinion. To each their own, get what you will out of retro computing. I was just pointing out that an 030 upgrade has cons as well as pros. The A500 and A2000 enjoy the widest compatibility at a guess? The A1000 had it's issues, mostly fixed up an upgrade to a newer Kickstart.... the A3000 and A1200 were almost a different platform. Putting a GVP expansion on an A500 keeps the A500 stock and does not alter compatibility... not true of the TF530 or equivalent. Hence my point about at that stage just going for a newer platform altogether.
     
  12. power

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    Same here, I remember drooling over these in all the Amiga mags back in the day.
     
  13. flu!d

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    An A2000 is essentially an A500 with Zorro slots, I don't see the issue. The biggest problem is the 16 bit bus, there are demos and games that hit the chipset directly that actually run substantially slower on an accelerated A500 as opposed to one with the stock 68000.

    It's the main reason I bought my A1200.
     
  14. Vanne

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    My mate dropped off my original A500 this morning.

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    It's gonna need a bit of brightening... ;)
    He also dropped off my 1084.
    Mates dad was an avid Amiga fan, wrote a lot if his own engineering software on his trusty a1000, untill it didn't work anymore, so I lent him mine (lol like 20 years ago) and sadly now he's no longer able to use it as his health isn't holding up, so my mate out if the blue rang and said, hey, I got your old A500, want it back? Or chuck it??.. so pretty stoked to get my old gear back. Hope his health improves though. :(
     
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  15. darkmenace

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    I’ve just finished watching a couple of the “From Bedrooms to Billions” doco series which covers Amiga extensively.

    I didn’t have or know a lot about Amiga until recently, but this opened my eyes to how awesome they were.
     
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  16. Flamin Joe

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    I don't know what rock I was living under at the time but I can't believe I've totally missed this!

    On the flip side I've just found myself something to watch. :thumbup: Bonus! :D


    Edit: Just thinking out loud here, but this made me think that perhaps there should be a sticky thread with a list of must watch retro documentaries/tv series? Making me wonder now if there's anything else I've missed.
     
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    Sure, but I expect they'll be available via amigastore.eu or amikit.co.uk, or via another Indy campaign. You can ask via a1200.net if you like.
     
  20. Flamin Joe

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    Honestly wouldn't be surprised if at the very least there is a 2nd indy campaign for the cases. The keycaps just finished doing a second run and the goal got easily smashed once again by a bigger margin then the first run so demand is as strong as ever.

    There are long term plans I believe to offer some of the stuff they have produced in stores. I remember doing a small survey for them last year some time where they said they were looking into potential stockists possibly even one locally here in Australia. Have no idea if that will come to anything but I think it's only a matter of time we will see them at one of the already established Amiga online stores.
     

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