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Old 19 August 2019, 11:21   #1
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Happy Hello from Portugal

Hello everyone,

Decided to join in after some lurks here and there with some technical situations I have came across in the Amiga scene. Although up until now it always had been with emulation only...

Recently I have become the proud owner of an A1200; not my first Amiga though as I've had an A500 back in about 93~94 as a hand-me-down computer, and even though I was somewhat late to the "party", it was an amazing experience, until a year or so later it unfortunately stopped booting floppies and I gave it back to the original owner to try to repair but to no success...

I can say I waited 25 years to get a hold of this amazing machine. I remember seeing the A1200 and the A4000 in some magazines and nearly drooling over them

My A1200 is nothing to write home about, it's a bog standard CBM version with KS 3.0 with very few upgrades done to it just to be able to launch WHDLoad games.

Apart from a brand new keyboard membrane, as the original one was damaged, I got 8MB of FastRAM and an 80GB HDD that I had laying around, partitioned to 0.5GB for WorkBench and 16GB for WHDLoad Games using PFS3.

That was one long introduction... Thank you for reading!

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Old 19 August 2019, 11:46   #2
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I had A500 in 1995 too !

I don't own the original machine anyway

Using emulation since 2002

Welcome to the forum, you will enjoy this place
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Old 19 August 2019, 13:31   #3
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Thanks! My A500 just had the extra 512K of RAM and an A1011 external floppy using the modulator plugged to a TV

I got back into the Amiga scene a couple of years ago with emulation but I really never really played much... I decided to throw myself into the real thing after finding a nice deal on an A1200. It was in need of some TLC as it was quite yellowed. Figured it would be a nice opportunity to have the so much coveted 1200 and restore it to its former glory and revisit the games I spent so many hours playing 25 years ago.
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Old 19 August 2019, 16:15   #4
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welcome aboard! Enjoy your 1200 and ask away if you have any questions
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Old 20 August 2019, 00:07   #5
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Bem vindo!

Welcome to the board, GearCross. This is a great place to get tons of ideas on what do with your Amigas, and great people to help you out on your journey. Enjoy!
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Old 20 August 2019, 16:25   #6
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Thanks everyone!

I may not be very active here though, mostly in just search of knowledge or any problem I may run into. My experience with Amigas is pretty limited to games when it comes to the software side as when I had the A500 I was just a 6 or 7 year old kid. I was never much into emulation, so there's a 20+ year old gap. But I'm learning as I go!

Hardware wise, while I know pretty much the base specs from the A1000 all the way to the A4000T, outside of that, such expansions and other special hardware I just know the most popular ones, and all of that purely out of curiosity and just looking up as I never had any accelerated Amiga. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't say no to a 060 A1200/A4000...
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