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Old 09 April 2019, 08:31   #1
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Wink New A1200 owner!

Hello all!



So after 30 years; finally getting back into being an Amiga user! We had an Amiga 500 when growing up, and I fondly remember we used to swap disks with a few people to get new games and demo disks (yeah I was young and didn't know better back then).


I've recently purchased an Amiga 1200 to get back into things. It looks like it is in original condition but I've already got a pile of little bits and pieces including a capacitor kit (which I'm going to bribe my partner into doing since my soldering skills are... well lets just say I'd rather keep the mainboard with the same number of holes it started with ).


So expect bunches of stupid questions I'm sure, but on the same token, it should be a lot of fun to bring an A1200.


So hello all! Hopefully, I won't be too much of a pain. :3
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Old 09 April 2019, 13:53   #2
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welcome aboard, great machine to have.

not been here too long either but some very helpful people about for sure, if its amiga related you will almost certainly get an answer!
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Old 09 April 2019, 14:06   #3
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Old 09 April 2019, 15:59   #4
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Welcome. An A1200 is great way to get back into the scene. Definitely getting it recapped is a good move so you can enjoy it for years to come.
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Old 09 April 2019, 16:06   #5
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Fine machine to have, after years of runing an A500 unable to get expansions from our local Comp Shop, the A1200 was a blessing, till you couldnt get expansions for that either, just new Computers, and of course the endless debate, which was the best Amiga or Atari ST. Just joined myself, just had this overwhelming itchh to play Lemmings again and other things.
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Old 10 April 2019, 04:30   #6
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Thanks all for the warm welcome - I can see this being a fun way to get back into things!
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Old 10 April 2019, 06:35   #7
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Old 10 April 2019, 08:32   #8
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Welcome. I'm in Aus also, but like...the Sunny side :P

Lucky bugger getting an A1200. Well done.

I'm planning on getting one next year after my wife get's over my A500 purchase

...and then a Dos PC
...and an Atari Jaguar
...and.....
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Old 11 April 2019, 06:41   #9
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Welcome to eab. Greetings from New Zealand and congratulations with the purchase.

Can I ask how much you paid for you A1200? What site did you buy it from? What are the specs of your A1200 (Is it a US/AU/NZ Keyboard??). Did it come with any games??

Enjoy the site.
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Old 11 April 2019, 11:16   #10
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Welcome and prepare your wallet because once you get started you'll see a lot of goodies that you're going to want to buy... it happened with all of us
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Old 11 April 2019, 15:54   #11
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Good choice, and welcome. PS: Swapping disks is still fun.
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Old 11 April 2019, 16:10   #12
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Hello all!



So after 30 years; finally getting back into being an Amiga user! We had an Amiga 500 when growing up, and I fondly remember we used to swap disks with a few people to get new games and demo disks (yeah I was young and didn't know better back then).


I've recently purchased an Amiga 1200 to get back into things. It looks like it is in original condition but I've already got a pile of little bits and pieces including a capacitor kit (which I'm going to bribe my partner into doing since my soldering skills are... well lets just say I'd rather keep the mainboard with the same number of holes it started with ).


So expect bunches of stupid questions I'm sure, but on the same token, it should be a lot of fun to bring an A1200.


So hello all! Hopefully, I won't be too much of a pain. :3
Hello,

I pulled all my Amiga's out of storage and started(trying) to use them again. I have forgotten so much and I have too many Amiga's now.

My two A1200 are my main. I went a little crazy with one and purchased a lot lately for one.

Here's what my A1200 will be like when done.


Checkmate A1500 Plus Case Black
Black A500-A1200 External keyboard
New Black Keys ordered from A1200.net
SUM 1200 USB Keyboard Adapter for A1200
4xEIDE'99 Buffered Interface
Keyrah V2b USB
A1208 8MB FastMem with Ethernet
32 Gig SD Flash Card

I have two A1200, A2000, A2500 and A500. That's not including all the C64, Vic20, 128D stuff.

Welcome back!

RC
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Old 11 April 2019, 19:53   #13
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Old 11 April 2019, 20:10   #14
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I've got my (first) A1200 also only for a year or so and really like it. Welcome to the forum - it's a nice place here.
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Old 12 April 2019, 14:59   #15
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You've bought the best model, welcome to the forum
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Old 13 April 2019, 10:41   #16
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Welcome to the forums
I use to give a bunch of blank disks to my dad's friend and get back an assortment of games. Sadly didn't know anyone who had an amiga at school so no disk swapping.
A1200 is a brilliant machine to get back into Amiga with.
I'm going to be recapping mine this weekend as I've put it off for too long.
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Old 17 April 2019, 07:07   #17
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Hello,
Here's what my A1200 will be like when done.

...
Black A500-A1200 External keyboard
SUM 1200 USB Keyboard Adapter for A1200
4xEIDE'99 Buffered Interface
Keyrah V2b USB
...
That's a nice list but I must admit - I'm really curious about the above four items as I have no idea what is supported USB wise on an Amiga and I'd like to increase IDE speeds if I can as I have a couple of old SSD drives sitting around which I think would be perfect to use in the 1200 (IDE->SATA adaptors are not too hard to find) so what speed I can get across that bus would be great.

Yes; I know it would be stupid overkill putting an 120GB or 240GB in one but hey they are just sitting around doing nothing anyways. :3
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