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

    49.7%
  2. Amiga 500+

    7.9%
  3. Amiga 600(HD)

    11.3%
  4. Amiga 1000

    9.9%
  5. Amiga 1200(HD)

    28.5%
  6. Amiga 1500

    0.7%
  7. Amiga 2000(HD)

    15.2%
  8. Amiga 2500(HD)

    2.0%
  9. Amiga 3000(T/UX)

    4.0%
  10. Amiga 4000(T)

    7.3%
  11. Amiga CDTV

    3.3%
  12. Amiga CD32

    17.2%
  13. Amiga Prototype (1000+/3000+/3500/Other)

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

    2.6%
  15. AmigaOne (SE/XE/MicroA1)

    2.6%
  16. AmigaOne (500/X1000)

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

    19.9%
  18. Emulators - I've never seen/owned a real Amiga, but wish I did!

    6.6%
  19. My Amigas are all original - no mods other than original expansion cards, accelerator cards, RAM car

    11.9%
  20. My Amigas feature modern-day modifications such as DVI/HDMI/IDE/SATA/USB/RAM/CPU/GOTEK and CF upgrad

    9.3%
  21. I own a mix of original and modified Amigas.

    13.9%
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  1. nitro_jawt

    nitro_jawt Member

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    Ah Amiga, the original "network" games platform - 4 player Lotus Turbo Esprit on two A500's linked by serial cable (2 wires and blu-tack)!!! So much missed study :D
     
  2. adz

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    I'm in the process of selling off most of my Amiga and Commodore gear, just don't have the time for it anymore. Of my collection I'm keeping my A3000, A500, A600 and C64, still got to get rid of my A1000, C128D and a myriad of other Amiga related "stuff".

    The A3000 is pretty stock bar the ZIP-SIMM converter. It's an 030/882 @ 25MHz, with 2MB Chip RAM, 16MB Fast RAM, a 2.1GB 7200RPM SCSI drive and KickStart 3.1. Always wanted one of these as a kid and now I have one, great for playing the old school games on a large LCD monitor as it has an inbuilt scan doubler.

    The A500 is again pretty stock but I am planning on adding a kickstart switcher to it. I also have a GVP HD8+ with a 150MB SCSI drive and 8MB of Fast RAM installed. Good for plugging into the TV when I'm feeling nostalgic.

    The A600 was the computer that pretty much got me through my school years, not this particular one, my parent sold the original one. This A600 is equipped with an Apollo A620 which is an 020/882 based CPU board running at 28MHz with 8MB of Fast RAM, just gotta order myself a 44pin mini IDE cable and I'll have a 40GB hdd install pretty soon. Don't know what I'll do with 40GB worth of storage space :eek:

    So yeah, that's my Amiga collection...
     
  3. Bertle

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    Certainly the best memories were in the days of the Amiga. It was just such a fun computer, many multiplayer competitiions of speedball2 and kick off 2 and stunt car racer (need to do a remake of that) and dogs of war. Shadow of the beast and rocket ranger were always my "show the machine off" games to anyone that came into our house.

    I also still got mine in a box with loads of original software and other stuff, its turned a funny brown colour now though instead of the nice creamy beige it once was. I got the extra disk drive and action replay cartridge and more ram, never went down the hard drive road though.

    The amiga emulator for PC was good but you need a good joystick to play those old games, no good joysticks these days for PC.
     
  4. GuruMeditation

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    Wow, happy 25th birthday Amiga.
    Having owned an original A1000 from new, a A2500 later on, and lusted after an A4000, these computers still remind me of what excited me about computers in the first place.
    My avatar and member name say it all.
     
  5. flugle

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    I just found my CDTV keyboard in my shed , that means i can now get Amiga number 3 set up, a complete CDTV system :)

    I did have a box of CDTV titles floating around too, if I can only find those....
     
  6. power

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    the sexy black KB, wow I looked at these in mags of the day just dreaming about them - never even saw one in the flesh.
     
  7. flugle

    flugle Member

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    Shes a bit dusty, and I've lost the battery cover off the mouse too. The remote controller is in good nick though. I'll spend some time over the next few days cleaning it all up and I'll put up some photos.

    I also found the power supply for my Plus/4 so I may as well dig all my commie gear out :)
     
  8. Xenomorph

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    25 years? Has it really been that long? :eek:

    Subscribed to this thread, maybe i will get motivated to spend more time with my excessive Amiga collection now.
     
  9. BRGMCS

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    I had an A1000 with a 1081 (from memory) monitor, I still think some of the games on there were the best games I've played. I wish I hadn't sold it for some piffling amount of $$
     
  10. aXLe

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    Ahhh the Amiga - what an amazing machine. I had an A500 back in the day - paid about $3200 for the system from memory, but $1050 of that was a colour 24pin dot matrix printer!

    Computers today - I dunno - not as exciting as the old days somehow.
     
  11. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    That's because they're all the same. Hell, even Macs are just x86 boxes these days.

    Back in the 80's, different manufacturers meant different hardware from the ground up. There was real diversity, and it was heaps of fun.
     
  12. Neuralstasis

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    ringtones and alarm tone on my phone since I got a mobile in mid 2009

    Battle Squadron - title music
    Xenon - boss music
    Full Contact - Title music
    Jaguar XJ2200 - Title music

    I also have many tracks from other Amiga games in my mp3 playlist.
    Sound was just one of the things that was just sooooo much better on the Amiga than all other computers out there until they started putting CD audio into PC games.

    Midi music on pc games.. roflcopter.....

    A vague comparison....

    dune II on pc - released 1992




    Alien Breed release 1991 on Amiga.

     
  13. Squeezer

    Squeezer Member

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    Loved my Amigas.

    Had an Amiga 500, Next came the A1200 with a 030 Card and one of those Rare to get High Res Monitors.

    Later got a CD32 which was stolen when my house was burgled.

    Funny thing was I sold my High Res monitor 3 years after I bought it for more money than I paid for it. I was digging through some old documents the other day and found a 3 page letter I wrote to Commodore. I was very passionate about my Amigas

    I still have my A500 and the old 1084 monitor, some Wico Control sticks and boxes of disks and Amiga Format Magazines -> good times
     
  14. mevereyn

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    I was so stoked when I got my A500. *sigh*

    Honestly, I think the problem with the Amiga was that it was too good. No, seriously. It's not the only time tech has been shunned for precisely that reason.

    Good times.
     
  15. power

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    Yeah I have my A500 and 1084S too :)
     
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    I read somewhere that the keyboard/a500 chassis can be cleaned in a peroxide bath.

    Cmon you know you want to paste it.
     
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  17. armbarcrash

    armbarcrash Member

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    Was an Amiga nut myself..

    Here's what my stash comprised at various stages...

    A500 Original
    A2000 (Two of)
    A1200HD

    I think I still have some Amiga stuff in the cupboard....
     
  18. pilot6

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    I still have a A500 & A2000 in garage all working too, I also have Amiga forever on the PC, they were such a great computer for there time I had many good memory's on the AMIGA its just not the same with the tech stuff in todays computer environment.
     
  19. BRGMCS

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    just remembered one Amiga thing I had that probably outgeeks everyone here..... I had an Amiga windcheater. :)

    I think I got half a chubby the first time I saw the Planetside demo running on the CDTV too.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot44d2uo-gg

    I'm sure a lot of people wondered who the person was who I had as my 'idol' in my yr12 yearbook too, I can't remember her name but she was the project lead for the CDTV project (Gillian someone??)
     
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  20. Squeezer

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    If I can find the letter again I'll scan it :thumbup:
     

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