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Old 06 February 2017, 02:19   #1
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The Amiga Museum

Although I still have much work to do, I hope that by starting this thread here it will help motivate me, and provide a way of people giving feedback.

At this point, I'd say it's still in early alpha stage, there are still pages with little to no content on them, and others that still need a lot of work. But I'm getting there, slowly, with the help of another member of this forum.

If you'd like to have a look for yourself, keep in mind that it's nowhere near finished, and I ask for constructive feedback please: http://theamigamuseum.com/

Currently I have yet to add much information about the era after the end of Commodore.

Why another site like this, when there are lots of other sites along these lines already? Because I want this to provide all the information possible, all in the one place. For example, on the page for the Amiga 1000, down the bottom of the page I have linked to all the documentation I could find that is relevant.

I have much planned for this, including hopefully selectable 'themes', so it can look like 1.x, 2.x, MagicWB etc. But that is far in the future at this stage.

Any and all help is very much appreciated.
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Old 06 February 2017, 16:32   #2
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i saw you already mentioned the VideoToaster. which i like alot.
if you are looking for more info to add, amiga documents lists those,
some of them you might find usefull to add, or to check your findings
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Old 07 February 2017, 01:23   #3
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i saw you already mentioned the VideoToaster. which i like alot.
if you are looking for more info to add, amiga documents lists those,
some of them you might find usefull to add, or to check your findings
Ahh, cool, thank you very much!
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Old 07 February 2017, 02:36   #4
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Don't know about constructive, but I can say I like it!

I know there are heaps on 3D artists like myself who got their start on the Amiga - it might be worth a mention how the Amiga was the first computer to bring 3D animation to home computers.
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Don't know about constructive, but I can say I like it!

I know there are heaps on 3D artists like myself who got their start on the Amiga - it might be worth a mention how the Amiga was the first computer to bring 3D animation to home computers.
Thank you very much, I appreciate it!

Good point, I'll make a note of that on several pages I think, the main page, the computing landscape page and the notable uses of the Amiga page.
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The Amiga documents page is quite an interesting read
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Disproportionate falsifications, blaming others, a distorted sense of consequences... Putting the pieces together, could a distinct set of traits emerge that fits the definition of both pathological liars [99] and psychopaths [100]?
Well one thought that occurs to me is that the man possibly has an undocumented case of bipolar disorder.
Here's a choice quote from WikiPedia's entry on the condition which could explain Bill McEwen's behaviour
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As hypomania worsens, individuals begin to exhibit erratic and impulsive behavior, often making poor decisions due to unrealistic ideas
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Getting back on topic:

I just had a thought of something you might like to add to your site somewhere. And that is links to the various modern WB packages such as ClassicWB, BetterWB, AmiKit, etc.

Also, pages for versions 3.5, 3.9 and possibly version 4 of Workbench are needed I feel.
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Getting back on topic:

I just had a thought of something you might like to add to your site somewhere. And that is links to the various modern WB packages such as ClassicWB, BetterWB, AmiKit, etc.

Also, pages for versions 3.5, 3.9 and possibly version 4 of Workbench are needed I feel.
Ahh, yes, good ideas, thank you, I shall do that.

Pages for Workbench 3.5, 3.9 and 4.x will be added in the future.

I've also added a page dedicated to Deluxe Paint: http://theamigamuseum.com/software/a.../deluxe-paint/
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I have added information that I don't think I've seen on other similar sites, links to the US Patents, both those for the Amiga itself (http://theamigamuseum.com/amiga-timeline/1985-1986/), as well as links to all the US patents for people such as Jay Miner (http://theamigamuseum.com/amiga-people/jay-miner/) and Robert J. Mical (http://theamigamuseum.com/amiga-peop...rt-j-rj-mical/). I have added new people to the Amiga people section, based on the patents granted.

I have started trying to make the "What Amiga do I have?" page a one-stop reference. http://theamigamuseum.com/amiga-mode...-amiga-i-have/

I still have lots of work to do, much more history to fill in, and need to get pictures of the Amiga 3000 Tower that I can use on the site. Some pages still need cleaning up, and others I need to update the system information tables.
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I have one very small suggestion, compared to the kind of info on your website, but here is an e-mail that I submitted to both the Amiga Hardware Database and the BBoAH:

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Hi, I have noticed that the Interfaces list on the Amiga 1000 page is missing the fact that the 1000 model features an 8-pin DIN A/V output.

There is a possible pin-out at http://www.ntrautanen.fi/computers/h...1000_tvmod.htm
however the diagram displays a standard 8-pin DIN shape, while the real hardware has the same U-shape as the C64.
An accurate pinout for the C64 can be found at https://ilesj.files.wordpress.com/20...-av-pinout.png

I'm not able to verify the exact pinout myself at the moment, but on a more basic level I can verify I use the same cable that I made for my C64 on my A1000 and, at the very least, i get a color video and mono audio on my TV set.

Regardless, the fact that the Amiga 1000 has an 8-pin A/V interface should be updated on your page.
Like I said, I can't verify that it's pin-for-pin identical, but it's extremely probable that the A1000 features the exact same 8-pin A/V port as the C64, and neither of those two major websites mention it at all!
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An excellent site full of useful information. I can see myself visiting often.
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I have one very small suggestion, compared to the kind of info on your website, but here is an e-mail that I submitted to both the Amiga Hardware Database and the BBoAH:



Like I said, I can't verify that it's pin-for-pin identical, but it's extremely probable that the A1000 features the exact same 8-pin A/V port as the C64, and neither of those two major websites mention it at all!
Thank you!
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Amiga 4000 page updated. I still have more work to do on this page, more information to find, but it's getting there: http://theamigamuseum.com/amiga-models/amiga-4000040/
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I have one very small suggestion, compared to the kind of info on your website, but here is an e-mail that I submitted to both the Amiga Hardware Database and the BBoAH:



Like I said, I can't verify that it's pin-for-pin identical, but it's extremely probable that the A1000 features the exact same 8-pin A/V port as the C64, and neither of those two major websites mention it at all!
After having a look at photos of the rear of the A1000, I see what you mean, and I will add that information now to the A1000 page, thank you.
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Amiga 1000 page updated: http://theamigamuseum.com/amiga-models/amiga-1000/

Although I am now after information about the ports, I vaguely remember one of the ports was different, serial, parallel, i don't remember which, and this could cause dramas. If anyone knows, I would really appreciate the info so I can add it, thank you.
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The A1000 has a male parallel port, and a female serial port. Both of these ports were reversed in the later models (IBMs as well had a female parallel port, the A1000 was non-standard in this respect).
The expansion slot is also the same as the 500's, with the only difference being that it is on the opposite side so peripherals need to be turned 180 degrees horizontally to fit. There is a persistent misunderstanding that peripherals need to be plugged in upside down, which has resulted in a lot of fried hardware over the decades.
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The A1000 has a male parallel port, and a female serial port. Both of these ports were reversed in the later models (IBMs as well had a female parallel port, the A1000 was non-standard in this respect).
The expansion slot is also the same as the 500's, with the only difference being that it is on the opposite side so peripherals need to be turned 180 degrees horizontally to fit. There is a persistent misunderstanding that peripherals need to be plugged in upside down, which has resulted in a lot of fried hardware over the decades.
Perfect, thank you!
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I have updated the Amiga 1000 page to include that relevant information: http://theamigamuseum.com/amiga-models/amiga-1000/

If anyone has high quality photos of Amigas I could use on the site, I would very much appreciate it, I will give credit if so desired. I particularly need photos of the Amiga 1000, with cover for the 256K expansion removed, with and without the RAM expansion in place, as well as the Amiga 3000 Tower.
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New pages (all still works in progress and unfinished at this stage):

http://theamigamuseum.com/amiga-kick...ru-meditation/ - About the guru, ROMWack and SAD.

http://theamigamuseum.com/amiga-mode...an-amiga-help/ - for those who get curious enough about the Amiga and want to emulate one.

http://theamigamuseum.com/amiga-mode...-amiga-i-have/ - How can I tell which Amiga I have? For anyone who has an Amiga, but has no idea which one they have, this page is far from finished, but getting there.

http://theamigamuseum.com/amiga-mode...n-i-set-it-up/ - for those who have a real amiga, but have no idea how to use it (this page is currently a placeholder, I will add proper content later)
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A fantastic website, bookmarked ..thank you for the exceptional work on this so far.
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