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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 June 2018, 14:52
Replies: 44
Views: 1,838
Posted By fatboy
CRT is King!

I've just swapped over my little 14" Sony Trinitron CRT TV for a LIFETEC (German brand?) 55cm CRT TV...... and WOW!!! .....my A1200 has never looked so good on a TV before :D



The 'ol SCART...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 May 2018, 19:36
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By fatboy
A mixed bag. Social media (Facebook etc.) I no...

A mixed bag. Social media (Facebook etc.) I no longer have a personal presence. Email..... Just too damn convenient! Generally only stick with less than six regular sites.... BBC news for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 May 2018, 14:56
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By fatboy
Back Again!

It's been quite a while since my last post but now I have my A1200 permanently set-up I've been getting back into the whole 'retro' scene.
I upgraded to the ACA 1221 (orginal not the EC version) and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 December 2015, 17:41
Replies: 25
Views: 2,066
Posted By fatboy
Not just yet:) Just to clarify this is a...

Not just yet:)

Just to clarify this is a personal experiment to see if I can live for 12 months without the internet...as those of us of a certain age can remember life before the web;)

I think...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 December 2015, 08:26
Replies: 25
Views: 2,066
Posted By fatboy
Will be using a good old fashioned...

Will be using a good old fashioned diary......just got to work out how to use a pen again;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 December 2015, 21:23
Replies: 25
Views: 2,066
Posted By fatboy
Saying goodbye....for now!

well the time is fast approaching when I will be off the Internet for the next 12 months (social experiment). Im going to spend a lot of my time re-learning lots of Amiga things that have slipped...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 December 2015, 19:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By fatboy
I got an intel mobo with the 1.8 ghz Atom. Runs...

I got an intel mobo with the 1.8 ghz Atom. Runs WinUAE OK but can stuggle syncing gfx & sound sometimes.....so a 1ghz Atom might realy struggle on some games/demos?
Forum: support.Hardware 22 December 2015, 21:24
Replies: 20
Views: 3,276
Posted By fatboy
Got my unlock code and now have a full spec...

Got my unlock code and now have a full spec aca1221:)
Really pleased and enjoying super smooth demos and nippy workbench.
Highly recommended upgrade and well worth the modest outlay. Had my A1200...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 December 2015, 18:23
Replies: 20
Views: 3,276
Posted By fatboy
Just ordered the whole unlock for around £30!...

Just ordered the whole unlock for around £30! Once I get it I'll let you know how much better the card is:)
Forum: support.Hardware 19 December 2015, 18:08
Replies: 20
Views: 3,276
Posted By fatboy
not sure how and who to pay to get the...

not sure how and who to pay to get the upgrades....I think its only about another £30 to unlock it all?
Forum: support.Hardware 19 December 2015, 17:28
Replies: 20
Views: 3,276
Posted By fatboy
Had my Amiga hooked up to my 42" TV for several...

Had my Amiga hooked up to my 42" TV for several hours and had no problems running games and demos (apart from the odd one that gave me trouble before I installed my new A1221 anyway).

SYSinfo is...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 December 2015, 14:19
Replies: 20
Views: 3,276
Posted By fatboy
Seeing the extra memory now. Chucked a few demos...

Seeing the extra memory now. Chucked a few demos and games and all seems fine. Might upgrade the clock speed soon....not so worried about unlocking the extra memory just for WHD games though:).
...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 December 2015, 11:52
Replies: 20
Views: 3,276
Posted By fatboy
That's great...simple and to the point :) I...

That's great...simple and to the point :)

I don't want to hijack the thread but I was also looking for clarity on the 'timing' issues? I have a MOBO with those 'nasty' components that need to come...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 December 2015, 14:19
Replies: 20
Views: 3,276
Posted By fatboy
I have the new ACA 1221 card and ACATune on an...

I have the new ACA 1221 card and ACATune on an A1200 3.0 Rom system. I understand the problem with it only seeing the first 1 MB. What syntax do I need to put in the startup sequence for example...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 September 2015, 20:53
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By fatboy
Seems to not reached it's (high?) target. Perhaps...

Seems to not reached it's (high?) target. Perhaps a tad ambitious to expect to raise 125,000 Euro's but well done for trying. I'm a realist, can't see enough commercial interest in such a project....
Forum: support.Hardware 25 September 2015, 10:03
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By fatboy
A1200 Trapdoor

Hoping to get an ACA 1221 card very soon for my A1200. Only problem is that I have lost my expansion trap door (don't ask....no idea how I 'lost' it!!!).

Didn't see anything on Ebay or Amigakit so...
Forum: News 01 September 2015, 17:18
Replies: 540
Views: 114,474
Posted By fatboy
[QUOTE=Schoenfeld;1039182]Both Commodore and...

[QUOTE=Schoenfeld;1039182]Both Commodore and Escom have made all kinds of mistakedon't hen assembling the A1200. They all have in common thatrelated iixes that were required for very early Budgie...
Forum: News 01 September 2015, 14:54
Replies: 540
Views: 114,474
Posted By fatboy
Still not totally clear about 'timing fixes'? I'm...

Still not totally clear about 'timing fixes'? I'm planing to buy the card in a few weeks but don't fully understand about 'removing' some of the capacitors on the A1200 Mobo. I have an original...
Forum: News 22 July 2015, 14:06
Replies: 540
Views: 114,474
Posted By fatboy
this 'pay to unlock' idea works for me;) I'm on a...

this 'pay to unlock' idea works for me;) I'm on a very tight budget so the base price is low enough for me to afford the basic model. in a few months time I might be able to afford the unlock codes....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 July 2015, 15:00
Replies: 43
Views: 2,675
Posted By fatboy
Here's a thought?

Having been an Amiga fan since the A500 days (still using an A1200 today), I've often read threads about 'what if Commodore hadn't gone bankrupt?'.

People have constantly fantasied about what kind...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 April 2015, 21:24
Replies: 32
Views: 4,214
Posted By fatboy
Really wanted something new with warranty. Have...

Really wanted something new with warranty. Have you seen the mental prices people are asking on Ebay:crazy

I have a top budget of around £130.00....is this too unrealistic?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 April 2015, 20:37
Replies: 32
Views: 4,214
Posted By fatboy
Still no news about new A1200 accelerators??? Got...

Still no news about new A1200 accelerators??? Got 8 GB CF full of stuff itching to punch up on my 42" TV.....really no new hardware for us memory starved A1200 owners???:sad
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 March 2015, 11:05
Replies: 32
Views: 4,214
Posted By fatboy
Any new accelerators this year?

Just wondering if we are going to see any new low-cost accelerators for A1200's this year. I know there are several planned, but haven't heard of any release dates.

I see Amigakit still have the...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 February 2015, 09:33
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By fatboy
any news on new budget ACA cards for A1200

Are there going to be any new budget accelerator cards for A1200's this year?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 February 2015, 21:43
Replies: 68
Views: 8,439
Posted By fatboy
Being the dumb ass I am I regret selling my: ...

Being the dumb ass I am I regret selling my:

CDTV
A600's
A1200 (with Blizzard 030)
C64's (several)
ZX Spectrum's (all UK models)
Atari's (8 bit ad ST range)
Z88
in fact all the 200+ retro...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 January 2015, 12:31
Replies: 21
Views: 2,238
Posted By fatboy
Really meant any machine from any period that...

Really meant any machine from any period that offered the best machine compared to it's competitors at the time, for price/performance:)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 January 2015, 10:16
Replies: 21
Views: 2,238
Posted By fatboy
Best all round machine?

Having owned pretty much every UK released 8/16 bit home computer (and consoles) in the past 30 or so years I was wondering what was the general consensus on which was the best all round machine? By...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 January 2015, 15:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,212
Posted By fatboy
but why no direct ACA 1220 replacement? that...

but why no direct ACA 1220 replacement? that seemed the best price/performance ratio of all the cards he's produced IMHO:)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2015, 21:00
Replies: 16
Views: 1,212
Posted By fatboy
2 MB A1200....what can it do?

OK bit of an open ended question I know?

I've got a vanilla A1200 (3.0 Roms & 2 MB Chip ram only) and a 4 GB CF card.
I was hoping to buy something like the ACA1220 card but they sold out before...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 December 2014, 21:23
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By fatboy
Any idea if aca 1220 type cards will be back?

Missed the last run from Amigakit and want to kit out my A1200 with an entry level ACA card (much like the 1220?)

The £80-£90 bracket was within my budget as the 1233 is a bit too pricey for me at...
Forum: support.Games 08 October 2014, 21:01
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By fatboy
WHD games AGA or CD32 versions?

I'm just in the process of installing a ton of games on a new HD for my A1200 and wanted to know is it worth installing the CD32 WHD versions as opposed to the standard AGA ones (is there any real...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 October 2014, 14:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By fatboy
No just used an install of classic WB full on an...

No just used an install of classic WB full on an OS3.0 configuration, to match my real Amiga and dragged it across to a 2 GB Workbench partition on the 80 GB SATA drive. Don't think I hit 'Do you...
Forum: Hardware mods 07 October 2014, 10:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By fatboy
Just got to fill up 80GB with amiga stuff now!!:D...

Just got to fill up 80GB with amiga stuff now!!:D

This is going in an OS3.0 with 3.0 roms A1200. It was prepped with classicWB os3.9 via UAE, shouldn't be a problem working in my original A1200 I...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 October 2014, 17:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By fatboy
Gone with Fitzsteves excellent tutorial here...

Gone with Fitzsteves excellent tutorial here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqUiNARd-bg)

Was able to set up 80 GB SATA IDE drive no-problem...just need a cheap SATA-IDE adapter to go in my A1200.
Forum: Hardware mods 04 October 2014, 13:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By fatboy
Been a few years since I had the 80GB IDE...

Been a few years since I had the 80GB IDE drive...brain's got a bit 'dumber' these days ;)

Thought 8/16 GB CF cards where a bit of pain to get set-up? I've been using a 4 GB card for the last year...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 October 2014, 10:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By fatboy
Worth the hassle?

I've got a spare 60GB SATA 2.5" HD and was thinking of putting it in my A1200 (3.0 Rom and Workbench 3.0).

Seen this ...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 September 2014, 16:18
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By fatboy
I think I've done that in the past? I'll give it...

I think I've done that in the past? I'll give it another go.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 September 2014, 16:17
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By fatboy
OK perhaps not every game:D but a good selection...

OK perhaps not every game:D but a good selection of the best out there would be good.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 September 2014, 20:59
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By fatboy
Any feedback on my first post?

Any feedback on my first post?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 September 2014, 11:06
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By fatboy
PD Games

I'd really like to have a complete collection of PD games ready-to-run from HD (real Amiga and/or UAE).

I did see something about a collection on here some time ago and tried to install it but...
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