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Old 29 April 2020, 08:46   #61
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Considering how splitted the Amiga is, I doubt that such a Mini would have much sales. Personally I wouldn't buy one, if it is based on the A500 because I disliked it back then, and this hasn't changed. I also didn't like the C128 or the C64II. I always preffered the C128D and the Amiga 1000/2000, etc. series because it looked much more like a computer. Likely somebody who has grown up with a 500 sees it different, as this is a purely personal choice.
I would love to have a something like an A1000 Maxi though.
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Old 29 April 2020, 12:08   #62
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Considering how splitted the Amiga is, I doubt that such a Mini would have much sales. Personally I wouldn't buy one, if it is based on the A500 because I disliked it back then, and this hasn't changed. I also didn't like the C128 or the C64II. I always preffered the C128D and the Amiga 1000/2000, etc. series because it looked much more like a computer. Likely somebody who has grown up with a 500 sees it different, as this is a purely personal choice.
I would love to have a something like an A1000 Maxi though.
How about this:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3750877
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Old 29 April 2020, 12:33   #63
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It's only the case (which IMO is the "easy" part). Or can you attach an original keyboard? One problem with emus is, that those computers had often custom keys which are not available on a standard PC keyboard.
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Old 29 April 2020, 13:57   #64
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It's only the case
yes obviously!
you were talking about the form factor in your post...

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Or can you attach an original keyboard?
of course not! why would you?
this thread is about some pseudo-remake for casual gamers and retro-hipsters.
you could use any usb or bluetooth keyboard...

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One problem with emus is, that those computers
those computers? aren't we talking g about Amiga?
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those computers had often custom keys which are not available on a standard PC keyboard.
so you can sell an additional retro-styled Amiga-keyboard with, that has Amiga keys instead of Windows keys ...
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Bear in mind that the term "A500" is a registered trademark in the UK, so you won't be able to market using that.

https://trademarks.ipo.gov.uk/ipo-tm...=UK00003336174

Owned by Subvert Ltd, which is owned by Paul Andrews, the chap behind The64.
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Old 29 April 2020, 18:17   #66
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Bear in mind that the term "A500" is a registered trademark in the UK, so you won't be able to market using that.

https://trademarks.ipo.gov.uk/ipo-tm...=UK00003336174

Owned by Subvert Ltd, which is owned by Paul Andrews, the chap behind The64.
Just says it covers ‘shoes, clothes, headgear’ only
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Don't make shoes, clothes and headgear peripherals for the OCS architecture then, got it.
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Old 29 April 2020, 19:07   #68
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you could use any usb or bluetooth keyboard...
so you can sell an additional retro-styled Amiga-keyboard with, that has Amiga keys instead of Windows keys ...
No no no, the keyboard is part of the case, it's two-thirds the size overall. Keyboard keys are smaller now, and have shallower travel. There's too many games that use the keyboard.
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What’s a Retro Hipster?
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Bear in mind that the term "A500" is a registered trademark in the UK, so you won't be able to market using that.

https://trademarks.ipo.gov.uk/ipo-tm...=UK00003336174

Owned by Subvert Ltd, which is owned by Paul Andrews, the chap behind The64.
That guy looks like a serious troll. The copyright owners of the graphics he used in his trademark applications should sue him.
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He got into a lot of bother when he came down hard on a youtuber who was using Horace in her videos. That got him an enormous amount of negative publicity, and rightly so.

What's really amusing is that although he has trademarked an image of Jet Set Willy (Or Manic Miner, take your pick), he's used the wrong sprite, taken from a homebrew clone
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Old 30 April 2020, 13:44   #73
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Not really.

He had a Vic20, ZX Spectrum and a "Spectravideo"
And went straight to PC from there.
No ST or Amiga.
I was quite happy that Fumito Ueda, the game designer who created Ico, Shadow of the Collossus and Last Guardian was an Amiga dude...
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Old 12 May 2020, 19:25   #74
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I personally would love an Amiga Mini. Such an iconic system.
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I personally would love an Amiga Mini. Such an iconic system.
Yes, it would be an awesome thing to have, even an A500 version would be great.
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How about the Armiga ?

Oh, that flopped --- didn't it ?
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Old 25 May 2020, 21:22   #77
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How about the Armiga ?

Oh, that flopped --- didn't it ?
Because nobody knew about it, they didn’t get the word around enough.

The major factor the C64Mini sold is he managed to get it into high street retailers and major online retailers, where the majority of the market sales for these mini machines is.
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Old 26 May 2020, 17:12   #78
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My DE10-Nano is essentially already an Amiga Mini. And a C64 Mini, and a SNES Mini, and NES Mini, and a PC Mini, etc...

I think the whole package probably costs more than a single mass produced 'Amiga Mini' would cost, but I also feel like it's (very much) worth the extra cost for all of the extra functionality.
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My DE10-Nano is essentially already an Amiga Mini
Nah. The point of Minis is to be cheap, cute & plug-and-play. As great as MiSTer is, it definitely isn't any of these things
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Nah. The point of Minis is to be cheap, cute & plug-and-play. As great as MiSTer is, it definitely isn't any of these things

Well, you're definitely right about 'plug and play', but if you dive the cost (by all of the cores I mentioned) it *is* cheap.
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