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Old 03 February 2019, 06:14   #1
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Amiga for fun or professional use ?

Hi guys

As title says, i just want to know if you use Amiga for fun or professional use (or both) and exactly what you do with your Amiga

I personally use it for fun

I love watching demos and games (even if i don't play games)
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Old 03 February 2019, 09:03   #2
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Neither professional nor for fun.

I use it for medical purposes - it prevents depression in cold and dark winters better than any other antidepressant.

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Old 03 February 2019, 10:46   #3
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Also in summer
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Old 05 February 2019, 15:59   #4
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I forgot

I used also to record MP3s of preferred music modules, thanks to WinUAE and EaglePlayer

Then i stopped simply because it takes some time to create the final MP3
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Old 05 February 2019, 16:15   #5
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I use it for gaming. Infact its my only gaming device

Why do you not game Chip? (im asking because you like watching)
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Old 05 February 2019, 16:19   #6
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I like watching games because i love to listen to Amiga game music

But i don't like to play the game
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Old 11 February 2019, 05:35   #7
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I used my family's old A2000 for school right up until about 2002 or so when I got my first laptop, but now it's strictly for fun.
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Old 11 February 2019, 07:31   #8
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Is ripping modules professional use ?

I mean, i must use some tools, so can i say i'm a professional user also ....
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Old 11 February 2019, 09:03   #9
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No, no Ripping is : fun use
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Old 11 February 2019, 09:06   #10
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I tried
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Old 11 February 2019, 20:10   #11
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I used my A500 extensively during my college years (1990-1995). C/Pascal/ADA programming, Protext & Pagestream for assignments.

Commercially probably the only thing I used my Amiga for was to remote for out of hours maintenance. Using Miami with dial back of course.
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Old 11 February 2019, 23:38   #12
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For gaming... and some art...
But now when you mentioned it, I am very tempted to try doing some simple job (logo) animation for some future client, on Lightwave 3D on Amiga within Winuae.
Curios to hear what the client will tell.
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Old 13 February 2019, 17:35   #13
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I have fun also in converting obscure disks formats (.COP, .ZOM, .ZAP) into the well know .ADF to see what these disks actually are

That sense of discovering what is inside some little "crypted" files is wonderful
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Old 13 February 2019, 17:50   #14
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Actually, I have used it for a very specific use in the past. Not my profession either, but my wife's. She had made an audio recording on an Edirol portable recorder that had become corrupted due to the battery dying before the file was closed. All the data was there, but none of the usual players or editors would open it, and there didn't seem to be any free or cheap tools around to fix it. So I wrote a small program to rebuild the file header, making the file 100% usable again. Since then I put a proper interface on it, and used it a few times to fix similar issues on other recordings, and even ported it to Mac OS, which a number of other musicians have used for recovering corrupted recordings.
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