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Old 25 December 2019, 06:34   #1
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New but not new!

Hey all, just joined the forum. I got my start with Commodore 8-bit machines but jumped to PCs after my trusty C128 started getting a little long in the tooth, so I never really experienced the Amiga world. I did use an A3000 for a few years back in the mid 90's for video work but never really explored beyond the specific software I was using.


Fast forward to today and been getting back into the retro scene and I still had that old A3000 tucked away in a closet along with a defunct 1084S. A full recap, a new flyback, and HOT and the monitor is as good as new. The 3000 had a pretty leaky battery which I cleaned up and replaced -- thankfully the damage was only cosmetic. Other updates include 3.1.4 ROMs/OS, a SCSI2SD to replace the ailing Quantum drive, and a WiModem232 to get online.


It's been a lot of fun learning how to set this thing up and work through the issues I've run across. Looking forward to being a part of this community and picking up some knowledge!
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Old 25 December 2019, 23:57   #2
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Old 26 December 2019, 09:21   #3
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You surely will experience Amiga World in the right way here

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Old 31 December 2019, 17:37   #4
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Thanks for the welcomes, guys!


Here's a pic of my work-in-progress vintage Commodore setup:

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Old 31 December 2019, 17:47   #5
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My Commodore setup is my notebook .... only emulation here

Anyway, wonderful picture
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Old 31 December 2019, 18:00   #6
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Nice hardware setup Armitage, and regards for doing the repairs! It's even more fun to use the hardware when you fixed some hardware problems.
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Old 02 January 2020, 16:24   #7
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Nice hardware setup Armitage, and regards for doing the repairs! It's even more fun to use the hardware when you fixed some hardware problems.
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For sure! The real fun is in the fixing and tinkering with things
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Is that a ti994a on the bottom left?
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Is that a ti994a on the bottom left?

You got it While it was never a favorite of mine, the TI was my family's first computer so there is a little nostalgia there. I picked up that beige model for $23 USD complete with original box, joysticks, etc. Really couldn't pass up a deal like that.
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I have my original stainless version that I had as a kid in a box. I don't know if it still works. That was my first computer as a kid.
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I have my original stainless version that I had as a kid in a box. I don't know if it still works. That was my first computer as a kid.

Nice. My family's machine is long gone now, but it was a beige model, so I wanted to have one to match. I'd say haul it out and give it a go, but there's not that big of a fan base for the machine so the homebrew is pretty sparse. There are some fun game ports and a few demos (that require a heavily expanded system) though. There are also a handful of modern hardware updates like the the FlashROM99 and FinalGROM carts, some DIY ram expansions, and a few virtual disk/IO type devices like the nanoPEB, TIPI, etc. A far cry from all the cool Commodore 8-bit and Amiga stuff on the market today though.
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Thanks for the info. I remember the days typing in programs for hours at a time and saving them to cassette. There was also munch man where I came across a pattern that as long as you did not screw it up you would clear the level every time. I may just have to crack open the box in the next couple weeks and see how it works.
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Thanks for the welcomes, guys!


Here's a pic of my work-in-progress vintage Commodore setup:

Wow, amazing setup!
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