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Old 13 April 2011, 03:03   #12
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Originally Posted by Hewitson View Post
Tell her if you can only have one historical computer, she can only have one pair of shoes.
My spouse doesn't have a collectable interest to argument against, so no luck there.

Originally Posted by Photon View Post
One of the nicest things with Amiga is that newly made hardware is still coming out for it.
Here, here .

Originally Posted by Photon View Post
You can get the ACA520 for your A500+ and a CF card+CF-IDE-adapter for a total of 120 EUR
I already have an Alfa Power A500/A500+ with a 3.5" normal HD. Still missing a CF to IDE adapter and a decent sized CF card. Not currently in a hurry, though. And yes, I do have 8MB of fast RAM, but I haven't yet tried those Zips since I bought them (long story). I hope to in two weeks time. I'm still not sure if they are the right speed/configuration.

Originally Posted by Photon View Post
and you could argue that you would put the beige older looking one in storage.
That argument didn't fly the last time I tried. However I may get around it soon enough.

Originally Posted by Photon View Post
Another tip I saw from other married users is to get/fix up an Amiga so it looks modern or at least looks good, they say if it doesn't look like old crap they aren't so angry about keeping it visible, or something to that effect.
My desk can fit in 3 PC mid-towers hidden from sight. I only need the space for one PC Tower (and soon maybe none as I seem to only use the netbook). The problem is keyboard space. I need a PC keyboard and my spouse says it has to stay on the (only) slide out platform so it can be tucked away (the desk is in the living room). Currently to be able to use the A500+, I have to bring it in from another room and hook up the cables for a weekend session, putting it away after use.

Maybe KVMing the PC and an A1200T using a PC keyboard and mouse could be a solution. A Lyra 2 Keyboard Interface would do the trick.

Better yet, if I could get the Keyrah to output to PS/2, I could use the empty A1200 case and its keyboard for controlling the PC and the A1200T.


Has anyone had success connecting a Keyrah via PS/2 to an A1200T with a Lyra 2? Any specific USB to PS/2 keyboard adapter that you recommend?

Originally Posted by Photon View Post
Amigakit has white and nice A1200s; a PS/2 mouse adapter is 30 EUR(?) and a nice looking optical mouse is 12 EUR up to 50 EUR. If you're using an old looking TV or monitor you can get the Indivision AGA MK2 coming real soon for around 130 EUR and use it with a PC flatscreen. (If you already use a nice TV with your Amiga you don't need that of course).
I convinced my spouse to purchase a 23" LCD monitor/TV (with a SCART input ). The downpoint, I had to get rid of a gorgeous 19" Samsung CRT. I still have to make the RGB to Scart cable (just missing the 23-pin connector).

Mouse-wise, I have an original working Tank mouse. Amiga love aside, it is ugly and clunky as hell. The Micromys v3 has to be next on my list.

Originally Posted by Photon View Post
if you plan your game to work on A500 you probably need to code in assembler, but there are alternatives if it's not heavy on graphics/action.

I hope to get my thumb out and start the assembler school site soon if you decide on assembler.
C mixed with Assembly when required (the action part) is my current approach. I would start with the action part as it is central to the game. I have been reading some material on 68K Assembly lately. I'm coming from pseudo-x86 Assembly language experience, so I'm still trying to get my head around 68K.

Photon, I wish you the best of success getting the school up and running. Enroll me in .
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