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Old 12 February 2010, 10:08   #1
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What do you do with your classic Amiga?

So I have a nice A500 and A1200, both have been treated with retrobright. They're lovely. I fire them up once every few weeks using Amigamaniac's RGB->SVideo adapter on my plasma 42 inch TV. I play a game for an hour or so on each machine, then pack the units away again out of the sun and cover them with a towel to avoid dust build up.

I've just purchased an Amiga 2000 and it's being shipped to me next week. And you know what I'll do with it - I'll play a game every few weeks and put it away again.

But apart from switching the Amiga on every so often and playing a game, what do you do with your classic Amiga's? What can you do with a classic Amiga??
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Old 12 February 2010, 10:16   #2
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Old 12 February 2010, 10:17   #3
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Old 12 February 2010, 10:29   #4
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I also have an A500+ and an A1200 as "main" Amigas, both look nice but I would not care if they didnĀ“t. They are just used, not being watched at. They are "game-machines". Some time ago I played mp3s and AVIs with the A1200....but only because it was able to play them....not because it would have made any sense...

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Old 12 February 2010, 10:34   #5
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My main A1200 is in use daily for jabber / email.
My A600 is for partying (Amiga gaming parties).
My A500s and CD32 are almost without any use for the most of the year
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Old 12 February 2010, 11:41   #6
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Well since I just got my A600 i'm still at the novelty stage and since I've been off work this last two weeks its seen lots of use

With the rom switcher I've been playing some WHDLoad games off the CF card and also in 1.3 mode some of those old floppy's that have been boxed away for the last 8 years!

My A1200 which has the 030 and SCSI lives in my lounge, it makes a nice talking point, I have it set up in a little alcove under the stairs behind the sofa which is a perfect use of otherwise wasted space. I keep dust covers on to keep it clean and the unit slides under the desk. I play WHDLoad games, CD Games through my SCSI CD Rom and also Speccy and SMS emulators, I particually enjoy the speccy emulation as its as near to the real thing as I can get, i.e a proper Joystick and displayed on a proper TV set

Prior to the new arrival the A1200 was seeing daily use

Good Times.

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Old 12 February 2010, 12:20   #7
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I would buy an A1200/040... but I fear I will not use it...

EDIT: I dream: Amiga1200, Apollo 1240 @40mhz, 64mb, 4GB CF as hard disk, PCMCIA SD Card Reader ...

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I dream: Apollo 1240 @40mhz,
Why especially an Apollo 1240? Did you own one those days (nice memories)?
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Old 12 February 2010, 16:17   #9
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Why especially an Apollo 1240? Did you own one those days (nice memories)?
I found it on a Polish website... I will post lin later (I have not it on this PC).
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that one? http://www.efunzine.com/efnz.php?a=p...b98433f3bcebb9 used for 157 EUR...
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Yes, it's this. Anyway I don't know if I will buy it, as WinUAE on my new PC will be much faster, and I need to save money for my trip to Japan in august ...
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Old 12 February 2010, 18:03   #12
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Old 12 February 2010, 20:48   #13
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Old 13 February 2010, 09:26   #14
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played our amiga 2000 recently. It still works after 15-20 years. Crazy.

used it to confirm that jumping in last ninja is annoying. also checked out dithering in chaos engine (it disappears on crt monitors).
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nostalgic gaming (usually with myself about to weep wishing I was a kid again )

and Octamed cause it's awesome!!!!
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nostalgic gaming (usually with myself about to weep wishing I was a kid again )
This.

Do it every so often - should fire up the Miggy more frequently.
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