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Old 6th April, 2005, 08:05 PM
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Still working if only I could find a rf cable and some software to run LOL The PSU is somewhat discoloured
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Ah the Amiga A1200
That's it!? OK Suppose I like compact, will it run my 4 meg Orchid vid card?
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The heat probably affected the PSU plastic.
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Old 6th April, 2005, 08:32 PM
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The Amiga 1200:
http://www.aoaforums.com/frontpage/i...1&limitstart=9
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Old 6th April, 2005, 08:37 PM
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man, i remember getting one of those, and thinking how sleek it was, after my commodore64. the damn floppy on the commodore was almost as big, if not bigger, than the keyboard/motherboard/cpu dealy.
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I remember selling a truck load of them, didn't have one myself because I was a PC boy by that time.
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Those were the days, i certainly miss my Amiga, still play the games today on an emulator...
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Old 7th April, 2005, 12:33 AM
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me too. loved my Amiga 500
did you know that a scene demo group (scene demos are like cg gfx music videos) actually made a full 3d demo on an amiga?
Not just that, another group managed to run mpeg video on an 8086 PC!

I'll post direct links later if interested. It's at www.scene.org
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Some good info on Amigas here:
http://amiga.emugaming.com/a500.html

Nice screen shot:
http://amiga.emugaming.com/aos39screen2.jpg
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Old 7th April, 2005, 07:43 PM
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Long before I caught the "I gotta get a PC" bug, a local store advertised Amiga's. I thought the name was way too wimpy to even think about.

Years later I discovered that the Amiga's were kick butt machines that were far ahead of their time-- three CPU's, mama mia! Oh well, they were definitely beyond my budget.

Mini-computers were outrageously expensive. Can they earn a place in our museum, or are they beyond the pale?
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The Amigas were very impressive amazing for games and multi-media. They never took-off in business and education, so couldn't compete with the PC.
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I think im learning as much about history just from this thread as from reading the article.
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Amiga is still making machines, in the form of MAC clones.
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Ive found some games for my amiga but cant remember hwo to load them lol
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The Amiga coupled with the Video Toaster was a damned fine video editing machine, about like the AtariST coupled with the SLM804 printer and a good desktop publishing package.

I had both a heavilly modified 520ST and a heavilly modified Amiga 500 at one point. The Amiga was the first PC to have a fully multitasking OS (in 256K of ROM, no less) as standard. The Atari 1040ST was the first PC to come with 1 megabyte of RAM for under $1000.

I did, however, come to the conclusion that the Amiga's file system was solely responsible for the development of high-speed hard drives. Using that thing with a single floppy would have tested the patience of Job.
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The Amiga coupled with the Video Toaster was a damned fine video editing machine, about like the AtariST coupled with the SLM804 printer and a good desktop publishing package.

I had both a heavilly modified 520ST and a heavilly modified Amiga 500 at one point. The Amiga was the first PC to have a fully multitasking OS (in 256K of ROM, no less) as standard. The Atari 1040ST was the first PC to come with 1 megabyte of RAM for under $1000.

I did, however, come to the conclusion that the Amiga's file system was solely responsible for the development of high-speed hard drives. Using that thing with a single floppy would have tested the patience of Job.
If i'm not wrong the ST was taken up heavily by the music industry due to its midi capabilities?
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Ive found some games for my amiga but cant remember hwo to load them lol
Something like LOAD"*" 8,1

or was that the C64!
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If i'm not wrong the ST was taken up heavily by the music industry due to its midi capabilities?
Yeah, I had completely forgotten about that. The ST was quite heavilly used by musicians because, from what I understand, the Midi timing was rock solid. And then you had CuBase Audio. With that and a Mega4 ST, you were SET!
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I found a great site with info on the Amiga 500 and a link to a C64 page as well
http://www.jamesalanpatterson.com/amiga.html

I just have to post this advertisement, it shows what set the amiga apart back in 1989:

http://www.mbarabi.com/amiga/Amigaeyes.jpg
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Not that I'm complaining about something that has no bearing whatsoever upon today, but they should have used a pic with a woman diving into the water instead of a guy. Men probably bought 95% of personal computers in 1989. Ah trivia, it is so dang important.
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