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Old 19 July 2019, 15:27   #6021
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Bought this thing from eBay spare or repairs. Magic smoke escaped from the power supply so that'll need rebuilt but at the very least I have a new wedge to hold the door open....

Jealous Much!

They get Criticism for not having as good Sound Quality as the Amiga but I dpn't listen to any of that, it's Slick to look at for Sure! is this the Next CRG Video in the Making then Trash to Treasure so to Speak?
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Old 25 July 2019, 03:15   #6022
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Quake
Quake II
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Return to Castle Wolfenstiene

...curse you GOG alerts. FINE. TAKE MY MONEY!

hehe $15 AUD all up.
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Old 26 July 2019, 03:04   #6023
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I bought an A4000! Now to find out how to convert the power supply to 240V from 110v so I don't have to use a step down transformer...
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Old 26 July 2019, 13:11   #6024
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Old 26 July 2019, 20:26   #6025
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I bought an A4000! Now to find out how to convert the power supply to 240V from 110v so I don't have to use a step down transformer...
I ran my A4000 from a AT (not ATX!) power supply many years ago. You might be better going down that route. I think Stedy had some options (Google Amiga Stedy).
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Old 27 July 2019, 12:30   #6026
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Alien Breed II, Arcade Pool v1.01, Body Blows version 1.
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Old 28 July 2019, 10:19   #6027
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I ran my A4000 from a AT (not ATX!) power supply many years ago. You might be better going down that route. I think Stedy had some options (Google Amiga Stedy).

Cheers I'll take a look.


Just a shame that it doesn't seem like an easy change like it is on the A3000.
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Old 02 August 2019, 11:33   #6028
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This funny antique sound system.

I think this octopussy must be the reason why they later invented bluetooth connection
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Old 02 August 2019, 20:16   #6029
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The A500flash turned up today, for my A500+. I'll start playing with custom ROMs over the weekend.

First task is to install it. The "manual" is in black and white and stresses the importance of where the red wire goes. Should be an adventure...
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Old 07 August 2019, 07:21   #6030
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The A500flash turned up today, for my A500+. I'll start playing with custom ROMs over the weekend.

First task is to install it. The "manual" is in black and white and stresses the importance of where the red wire goes. Should be an adventure...
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA OMG that's too funny.

I hope they dont write training material for the bomb squad as well.


What I purchased today.....Not really retro but...... couldn't resist this gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo at $50 AUD
https://www.ple.com.au/Products/6291...nd-Mouse-Combo


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Old 07 August 2019, 07:55   #6031
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What I purchased today.....Not really retro but...... couldn't resist this gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo at $50 AUD
https://www.ple.com.au/Products/6291...nd-Mouse-Combo
I think that if the product name has 'RGB' in it, you can be quite certain it is not a retro item, unless we're talking monitors.. I'm sure that if C= would have made an Amiga with RGB lighting in the keyboard, they would not have aged so well..
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Old 07 August 2019, 08:05   #6032
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I think that if the product name has 'RGB' in it, you can be quite certain it is not a retro item, unless we're talking monitors.. I'm sure that if C= would have made an Amiga with RGB lighting in the keyboard, they would not have aged so well..
Well it will mostly be used to play retro games so it's all good

Which makes me wonder why I'm also eyeing up new GFX Cards :/

WOW Quake will run SO FAST!!

Actually it is fitting. "upgrading" my PC in bits is something I've not bothered to do in YEARS, and now it's a revived passion. Even shopping for new parts, has a retro feel to it for me.
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I just ordered some tooling and jigs to put together a small desktop mill, with the aim of being able to manufacture and modify small parts neatly without resorting to 3D printing.
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Old 07 August 2019, 22:02   #6034
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Ordered the new zorro gfx card ZZ9000: https://shop.mntmn.com/products/zz90...amiga-preorder Info: ZZ9000 for Amiga Preorder

ZZ9000 is the successor to the VA2000 Amiga graphics card. But it can do more than just graphics: based on the Xilinx ZYNQ XC7Z020 chip, it features not only a powerful 7-series FPGA, but also 2 ARM Cortex-A9 cores and DDR3 memory.

RTG: Up to 1920x1080 FHD screen resolution at 8bit 256-colors "Chunky", 16bit or 32bit color depths
Includes enhanced VA2000CX Amiga native video passthrough functionality with AGA support ("scandoubler")
Dual 666MHz ARM Cortex A9 coprocessors to offload computing tasks like JPEG, MP3 decoding and graphics acceleration
1GB DDR3 RAM
Ethernet interface: Get your Amiga online
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For Amiga 2000, 3000 and 4000 (Zorro 2 and 3 compatible)
Drivers, firmware and schematics will be open sourced
Includes all necessary cables and metal slot bracket
Includes a minimal SDK with C examples for running ARM code from AmigaOS
Note: USB port will not be active at shipping time. Support for it is part of a later update.

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Old 07 August 2019, 22:33   #6035
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I managed to get second Infinitiv tower. I aready had keyboard, 2 floppy drive adptor and PSU. PSU was old so I changed what was inside of it to newer ones.

I actually have also Micronic Scandy scandoubler, but I don't need it with these LCD televisions.
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PS2 lightguns! Compatible with Guncon 1 and 2. Also has recoil mechanism I believe. They're not official Namco ones, but I deliberately chose the others to allow more flexibility in terms of gaming as I read that Namco is limited to their own games that support lightguns.
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Old 08 August 2019, 16:09   #6037
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BAHAHAHAHAHAHA OMG that's too funny.

I hope they dont write training material for the bomb squad as well.


What I purchased today.....Not really retro but...... couldn't resist this gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo at $50 AUD
https://www.ple.com.au/Products/6291...nd-Mouse-Combo

I had one of these gaming gizmos. I really couldn't get used to it, so decided to go back to retro keyboard and mouse lol.
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Old 09 August 2019, 02:37   #6038
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I had one of these gaming gizmos. I really couldn't get used to it, so decided to go back to retro keyboard and mouse lol.
hehe those would be on another machine for me Currently a P4 sitting in the room behind me. This KB is for the i5 im using right now

Only pain so far is, if I'm honest (keeping in mind this is a CHEAP gaming keyboard) the keys feel kinda 3/4 size (but they are normal size. See below). And the "button" to colour swap the LED's is on the bottom right between function and CTRL, so it's easy to hit by mistake.

Just compared the key size to my old MS keyboard in the other room, and they're not smaller. So its just an illusion, probably due to the flat keys of the keyboard I was using before.

Other than that, for the price, I'm very happy. Keeping in mind all I had on this PC before was the ACER wireless keyboard and mouse that came with the PC. That just felt like a laptop keyboard. Was ok, but this is heaps better.
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Old 10 August 2019, 02:14   #6039
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