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Old 31 January 2015, 05:13   #7

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Montreal
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Originally Posted by Jope View Post
No, it's not an Amiga any more. It's an Arcadia. You don't get into the OS when using that thing.

And if someone picks this unit up to mod for use as an Amiga, then please just get a generic JAMMA cabinet instead and wire an Amiga motherboard up to that. This is quite a rare piece of arcade history, so you're just devaluing it by making modifications.
Indeed, it seems very unlikely that it is usable as an Amiga as is.
One of the pictures ( shows a daughterboard with EPROMs plugged into the 86 pins expansion connector. It's very easy to hijack the whole computer through the Autoconfig protocol right at start so it is likely that the computer was booting directly into these EPROMs.

Interestingly they did not bother removing the kickstart ROM.

Also, 8000 NOKs isn't that expensive: that's 22 NOK a day for a full year. Just stop drinking beers and it's yours.
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