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. sulrich

    sulrich Member

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    Exactly. They were years ahead of their time (18 months after the b & w macintosh came out - which itself was a quantum leap) and pushed the envelope of home computing to set the standard.
    As a teenager when I saw one at a expo I couldnt believe how cool it was, and what it could do.
    That being said, whilst i got enjoyment out of it, nothing to the extent that I got from the C64...

    Awesome, awesome machine. Not much else has come close to really making me stop and look....though the xbox 1 running Halo in 2001 did have a big effect on me :)
     
  2. wilchelus

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    The A500 was my first PC.

    I remember the first time I turned it on, how my parents stood beside me both equally as excited as I was. *sigh* to be new with computers again, where you felt you had all the time in the world to learn how to create things.

    I don't think kids these days would experience this anymore. People are now born with computers in their homes, and parents are familiar with PC's.


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    Best joystick ever! Wico Command Control! :D
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. ShaggyMoose

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    I have two of those, with the bat grip. Fantastic sticks, can survive anything.
     
  4. Heywood

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  5. Xenomorph

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    +1
    Went through joysticks regularly till i got a Wico. Some didn't even last a month of heavy use. Still have 2 Wico working as good as they were when i bought them. Same as the ibm model M keyboard, built to last...:)
     
  6. Bertle

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    I cant remember seeing those Wico joysticks in England, i had the TAC 2
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAC-2. Your Wico looks pretty good, and comfy too :)

    I also went through heaps of joysticks, the ones with the plastic shafts and microswitches always broke off, useless crap. They were only good for FA 18 Interceptor flight sim becasue of the freedom of movement you get.
     
  7. power

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    yep TAC 2 was the king of sticks :thumbup:
     
  8. GuruMeditation

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    Yep Tac-2 here as well. They were great. Stood up to a real hammering.
     
  9. Idafe007

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    Amiga forever

    Yes, BEST computer ever release, for it's time.

    My A500 was still alive until 2007, modified onto a PC case, but working, SCSI 125MBy HDD included (5.25 Micropolis one)... PS blow, then let it go.... :sick:

    I had to get a PC in 1994 for work reasons, but me and my son always went back to Amiga, it was so much the 'Computer'.

    :upset:

    Still have my WorkBench and Fish disk collection, cannot bear to get rid of those, so many good memories.
     
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  10. Oh Smeg

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    I'm pretty sure i still have my A500 kicking about somewhere.
    I have a GP2X Wiz and had a bit of fun playing some old Amiga and MAME classics on it before i lost the power chord.
    Has been sitting in front of my pc monitor ever since.
    The media capabilities were not too bad as well.
     
  11. power

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    I have a GP2X, the emulation isn't bad, I prefer it on PC.
     
  12. AthlonMan

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    Anyone played Swiv? Would like to play it again (via emulator).
     
  13. power

    power Member

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    everyone played SWIV :)

    I still have my original disks too.
     
  14. AthlonMan

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    Hmm, time to do some searching for emulators :D
     
  15. power

    power Member

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    WinUAE is the best there is.
     
  16. The Brad

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    Man I might have to get some floppies going in the garage computers and try to ressurrect my self-written mods!
     
  17. HyRax1

    HyRax1 ¡Viva la Resolutión!

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    I still have all but my very first Amiga - traded my trusty A2000HD in for an A1200 which I still have (though I regret the trade). My A4000 still works and I have a CD32 and an A1000 gathering dust in the garage - both working, and I have a busted A2000 which I obtained as a freebie from the Sydney Amiga Users Group (yes, they're still alive) which is in nowhere the condition that my original A2000 was.

    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. :(
     
  18. AthlonMan

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    Beautiful, kicking arse in my swiv Heli for the first time since 1995 :D
     
  19. sjobeck

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    Great Giana sisters ftw
     
  20. htpcfan

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    any interest in cheap Amiga Format or CU Amiga magazines? should I post this in the 'wanted' section?
     

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