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Forum: News 06 December 2012, 13:26
Replies: 46
Views: 7,108
Posted By Flink
Allister, your music sounds as amazing today as...

Allister, your music sounds as amazing today as it did back then.

My 5-year-old daughter LOVES to play Superfrog, and knows almost all tunes by heart! That says a lot about the quality of the...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 June 2012, 15:47
Replies: 47
Views: 6,685
Posted By Flink
Just to add to the "thanks" party, I've ordered a...

Just to add to the "thanks" party, I've ordered a very heterogeneous package from Vesalia a few months ago (CDTV remote, CF-IDE adapters, 4 player joystick adapter, etc.), and it arrived in a week or...
Forum: support.Games 09 May 2012, 21:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,751
Posted By Flink
She has "extracted" all fruit from the baddies. I...

She has "extracted" all fruit from the baddies. I had seen the map before, hoping for a secret area we did not find, but alas, there was none. :crying

I guess there is simply no way to get the 5...
Forum: support.Games 08 May 2012, 22:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,751
Posted By Flink
Superfrog level 1-1 fruits

Hi!

I've recently re-activated an A1200 for my 5-year-old daughter to enjoy. She loves it. In fact, I think she's even a bit addicted to the machine...

But she's got a problem. When playing...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 October 2011, 12:30
Replies: 176
Views: 14,096
Posted By Flink
This is the English Amiga Board, so it's good...

This is the English Amiga Board, so it's good manners to speak English IMHO... so that everyone can understand us. ;)

Besides, I've been doing it since I was 4. Even in the old days, you'd be hard...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 October 2011, 10:19
Replies: 176
Views: 14,096
Posted By Flink
Are you guys into other operating systems? I...

Are you guys into other operating systems? I assume so, having tasted AmigaOS back in the day, it should be really difficult to settle for anything else... and do you program in any way? Java, C,...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 October 2011, 14:48
Replies: 176
Views: 14,096
Posted By Flink
Now that's a good idea, a party! In the good...

Now that's a good idea, a party!

In the good old days, there were a few Amiga parties nearby called MiraAmiga (no prizes for guessing where they took place).

They were great get-togethers,...
Forum: News 23 September 2011, 10:31
Replies: 49
Views: 11,710
Posted By Flink
Although I think this is good news because of the...

Although I think this is good news because of the "brand unification" (I've blogged about this Amiga branding issue in the past (http://flink.formula9.net/?p=54) ), and although the boards themselves...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 February 2011, 16:42
Replies: 71
Views: 12,816
Posted By Flink
I'm also thinking of playing a decent campaign,...

I'm also thinking of playing a decent campaign, since I never got around to do it back then.

I'll need to flick through the manual first, since the game is not easy to get into...
Forum: News 15 March 2010, 12:46
Replies: 283
Views: 50,973
Posted By Flink
Hi! Nice effort! I agree with eLowar, you...

Hi! Nice effort!

I agree with eLowar, you really should host the files somewhere else.

I too have some permanent web storage on my personal server that I'd be willing to provide if necessary.
...
Forum: News 30 November 2009, 16:49
Replies: 73
Views: 9,520
Posted By Flink
I still think the AmigaOS/MorphOS could be a nice...

I still think the AmigaOS/MorphOS could be a nice niche embedded system. I so think that, in fact, I will probably use one of them in my next project (a home automation system).

Why use an...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 November 2009, 18:33
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By Flink
Many thanks to you both. I'll start some...

Many thanks to you both. I'll start some investigation about development tools and languages as soon as I receive and prepare my Amigas.

Amiblitz looks quite nice! I still have the source code to...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 November 2009, 17:21
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By Flink
Hi! I was thinking about developing in C,...

Hi!

I was thinking about developing in C, against AmigaOS' native libraries, or BlitzBasic2, since I messed around with it in my Amiga days (and I still have the original package and manual).
...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 November 2009, 15:07
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By Flink
Thanks for the kind words! I'll be opening a...

Thanks for the kind words!

I'll be opening a new thread about the project, when I get a couple of things sorted out. I'll post some pics and schematics, and some detail about the system (if you...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 November 2009, 00:37
Replies: 141
Views: 38,856
Posted By Flink
Oh, oh, am I the only one that thinks that the...

Oh, oh, am I the only one that thinks that the Quickshot Maverick is just about the BEST joystick EVER?! The only thing that could beat it was a home-made joystick from real arcade sticks and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 November 2009, 00:32
Replies: 141
Views: 38,856
Posted By Flink
:laughing Sorry to awaken such an old...

:laughing

Sorry to awaken such an old thread, but I found it while searching for the Quickshot Python (my first joystick, and one I actually liked, until I tried other controllers), and I just...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2009, 11:54
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By Flink
Thanks alexh! That was exactly what I was...

Thanks alexh!

That was exactly what I was searching for; a transparent way to replace the mouse, without special drivers for the touchscreen. This way, I can use the touchscreen to play those old...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 November 2009, 15:13
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By Flink
Touchscreen on the Amiga

Hi people!

I'm in the process of aquiring some "new" Amigas (A1200 and A4000) for retrogaming and to serve as a front-end to my home automation project (I'll be porting my client application to...
Forum: News 22 October 2009, 23:20
Replies: 73
Views: 9,520
Posted By Flink
Sorry, I should have known you guys wouldn't let...

Sorry, I should have known you guys wouldn't let something this big slip through...

I think if you boil it down (and I've said this before), the Amiga was a really nice machine, quite ahead of...
Forum: News 22 October 2009, 15:46
Replies: 73
Views: 9,520
Posted By Flink
Hyperion owns AmigaOS

Have you guys seen the latest news on Hyperion having full ownership of the AmigaOS? What do you think?

* Are we going to see more hardware running AmigaOS in the short run?
* What about old G3...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 October 2009, 15:19
Replies: 82
Views: 8,015
Posted By Flink
My list (asterisks on the ones I still have): ...

My list (asterisks on the ones I still have):

1983 - Timex Computer 2068 (with Spectrum emulator cartridge)
1987 - Sinclair Spectrum +2 B
1988 - Sinclair Spectrum +3
1989 - Amiga 500 (with...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 June 2009, 10:18
Replies: 37
Views: 3,861
Posted By Flink
My towerized A4000 died from old age (and a very...

My towerized A4000 died from old age (and a very nasty leaking battery).

Although I still don't have any new hardware, I'm going for the new Amiga conceptions. I'll have a Sam440ep coming my way...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 June 2009, 09:47
Replies: 18
Views: 1,726
Posted By Flink
I second the thought! I guess it just goes...

I second the thought!

I guess it just goes to show that the Amiga was never only a computer platform, but a bunch of nice fellows gathering around a very nice platform.

It still is.
Forum: Amiga scene 11 November 2008, 20:08
Replies: 176
Views: 14,096
Posted By Flink
Is there any portuguese Amigans with programming...

Is there any portuguese Amigans with programming experience?

I'm thinking of getting actively back to the Amiga World this Christmas (I'll probably get a Sam440ep). My targets will be primarily...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 November 2008, 22:59
Replies: 176
Views: 14,096
Posted By Flink
I'm also Portuguese, of the "old guard" Amigans...

I'm also Portuguese, of the "old guard" Amigans (possibly one of the first Amigans in Portugal). I still remember when the A500 was advertised on the back of Disney comics! :)

I've had an A500, an...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 July 2008, 10:23
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Flink
Thanks! I'd actually already fond Anthony's site,...

Thanks! I'd actually already fond Anthony's site, but I didn't think of contacting him. He replied quickly to my request, and seems to be the man for the job. Thanks again for the input.

As for...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 July 2008, 00:30
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Flink
Ok, I cleaned up the Amiga's mobo. I used a PCB...

Ok, I cleaned up the Amiga's mobo. I used a PCB cleaning spray. Still no life in it, so I am giving up. I really don't have time now to play around with the Amiga.

Does anyone have a nice, working...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 July 2008, 16:03
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Flink
Ok, I've dissasembled some of the Amiga 4000 (the...

Ok, I've dissasembled some of the Amiga 4000 (the Micronik board and the Retina). I can see the motherboard and what I see is not good. Take a look for yourselves:

http://formula9.net/amiga4000/...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 July 2008, 00:24
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Flink
Bad news. Today I got my A520 modulator. I...

Bad news.

Today I got my A520 modulator. I connected it to the A4000, then to the TV on composite, turned on... and nothing again, just the white screen. And no floppy activity. All subsequent...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 July 2008, 12:38
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Flink
@chiark: Every file? I remember jumping on my...

@chiark:
Every file? I remember jumping on my chair everytime I saw harddisk activity and there was nothing going on to justify it. We actually knew everything the Amiga was doing, because the...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 July 2008, 10:13
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Flink
Hi again, Thanks for your input. I've got an...

Hi again,

Thanks for your input. I've got an A520 modulator from eBay, and it's on it's way to me. That will do for now, to check if everything works. If it does work, then I'll investigate my...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 July 2008, 01:00
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Flink
Ok, I took a look at the board with a small...

Ok, I took a look at the board with a small mirror. I still can't see the battery, but I can feel it with my finger (it sure is the barrel type). What is not funny, is that I can see a corrosion mark...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 July 2008, 11:35
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Flink
@chiark: In WinUAE, I can't see my HD on...

@chiark:

In WinUAE, I can't see my HD on HDToolBox, it simply does not appear. I launched HDToolbox from the Workbench install disk (with the HD added to the drives list) and from the HD, with the...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 July 2008, 11:24
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Flink
@chiark: Thanks for your input! As for the...

@chiark:

Thanks for your input! As for the battery, I have a big problem; as I said before, I'm positive this A4000 is a desktop machine put into a tower (the A4000T has Composite Video out,...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 July 2008, 10:11
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Flink
Thank you all! @alphonsus: Yes, that's...

Thank you all!


@alphonsus: Yes, that's what I thought, too. I forgot all about the A520; I remember having one in my A500! I'll have to "scan" my friends to see if someone still has one.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 July 2008, 21:54
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Flink
Thanks! I've quicky checked my SCART cable...

Thanks!

I've quicky checked my SCART cable and saw no broken wires or solders. Still, it's not working... I've connected the A4000 to my Sony SDM71 VGA monitor, and it complaints the signal is...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 July 2008, 15:57
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Flink
Reviving an A4000 for a noble purpose

Hi!

I'm in the process of re-installing my old Amiga4000, and I need some help from you experts.

I used to be a fervorous Amiga user, and I'm starting out a small education enterprise (where...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 July 2008, 15:54
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By Flink
Hi! Sorry, I was going to ask something...

Hi!

Sorry, I was going to ask something here, but I think it's slightly off-topic and deserves it's own thread.

Please see my recent Amiga4000 thread.

Thanks!
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Oscar
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