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I'm feeling strangely drawn to my Amigas of late

 
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rossi46



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:37 pm    Post subject: I'm feeling strangely drawn to my Amigas of late Reply with quote

It's true. To the extent that I pulled a handful of old mags down from the loft this afternoon and have been reading [Amiga] Format, CU, User International, Power, The One and Action for the last couple of hours.

The A1200 will be down too, I think. As if I've not got enough to do with all this new Linux malarkey Rolling Eyes

LOL

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:07 am    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

I did a similar thing a few years back with my Atari 520st. No kdding, my body shuddered as the eary sound of the disk driver click whiring into action brought back a million memories from 16 years ago, all at once, things I'd forgotton about totally.

Unfortunately the sound didn't work, the graphics were terrible, the interface horrible, I'm very thankfull that things have moved on! Smile

Good luck with it though!

What was that game on the Amiga, two teams throwing a metal ball into goals at opposite ends, cross between English and America football with guns.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:17 am    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

The seminal Speedball 2 by the Bitmap Brothers.

Utter classic game.

Gloom, Alien Breed and Strider are looking promising at the moment.

Can anyone remember how to format an old PC harddrive to fit in an A1200? I did it a few years ago with an old 2 gig one, but can't remember how I did it.

I do remember the case bulging conspicuously at the rear, though Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:37 am    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

Take the top of the case off and tape it in place Smile

You can make it fit if you remove some of the metal shielding above the motherboard.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:48 pm    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

Sorry, I know how to make it fit, physically, I was just wondering how to format it with Workbench and could it be done on a PC?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:11 pm    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

Boot from a Workbench floppy and run HDToolBox, then format it from the Workbench menu item,and no.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:09 pm    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

Ahhhh the Amiga Very Happy I was about 8 I think (11 years ago!) when I got an Amiga 500 for christmas/birthday - full set up including a good CRT monitor (no analog TV crap!), speakers and floppy disk boxes! I would spend all day playing Jaguar XJ220, Quick Snack (really enjoyed that game but it broke), Trivial Persuit, and the TTS engine with workbench.

Those were the days Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:51 pm    Post subject: RE: I Reply with quote

I actually have my A1200 networked using a PCMCIA ethernet card, and I run an FTP server on my linux box for ADFs.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder where the Amiga would be today if commodore had not screwed things up...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh the Amiga, totally loved mine.....still do.

Got my collection of Amiga Formats, and Cu Amiga, mags down from the
loft, last year. Had a major case of nostalgia. Also wound up buying Amiga forver too. (Still trying to get bloody UFO enemy unknown to work....)

Xraynorm - Interesting question tho, If commodore hadnt gone bust, I think it'd be a three horse race with Windows, Macs, and Amiga.
I think that Amiga would have the greater market share over the Mac, but probs loosing out to Windows.

Fav games =
Frontier - Elite 2, Speedball 2, Populus 2, The settelrs, Crazy Cars 3,
wormtris, Cannon fodder, Chaos engine, superfrog, Eye of the beholder 2,
Ufo enemy unknown, and loads more.

Now I need to go fire up UAE.....

Take it easy all
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breath new life in your old machine, like run Linux on it Wink http://www.mini-itx.com/ They already have an ATARI, Mac, C64 and SEGA conversion on their site, I'm sure they'll have room for an Amiga Wink
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