Originally Posted by Photon
From what I gather A1200+Fastmem was not the stock platform like OCS/1MB is, 030 cards arrived pretty quickly and was accepted as demoscene platform.
That's true, the "vanilla" A1200, even when accepting fastmem as "vanilla", had a very short scene life, basically most of the good releases for this platform were made in 1994. In 1995 you really wanted a 68030 running at 40 MHz or faster to be able to enjoy the winning demos from the big parties.
Originally Posted by kovacm
yes, main problem is that many videos of demos are recorded on faster hardware or on WinUAE with "unlimited" speed
I also have A1200 (need to but FastRAM card) so it is good to know which one works on this hardware!
I'm a firm believer in that demos should be watched and recorded on their target machine. There's nothing impressive in a demo being fast on a 50 MHz 030 if it was intended for a 14 MHz 020.
Make sure you get a good RAM board - the Hawk (and clones) is a real slouch. Microbotics MBX 1200z, Power Computing PC1204/PC1208 and the Blizzard 1200/4 all have better memory architecture.