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Old 09 February 2005, 01:39   #21
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Yep, emulation gets better and better, and saves a lot of room and time to everybody who likes retrogaming! And of course you can first try some software, just to see how it goes, it always might be a crappy proggy! But nothing can be compared to the real thing! Have a look at C=64 demo "Deus ex Machina", which says: 'Emulators suck! Thanks for using a real C64'! I think that the guys are quitr right! I copied my downloaded D64s of the demo to real disks and loaded them to my C=64! Believe me, the feeling of this SUPERB demo was totally different then... Just try it out yourself! Back to the subject of our thread, now! Except of me, there are two more friends I personally know, here in Gree, that use a real Amiga for their everyday purposes, but also run Windoze boxes! I may be the only one who still resists but run PCTask for showing it to my PC-Sick friends There are some 5-6 more friends, who still own their old Amigas, and use them from time to time for retrogaming purposes.
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Old 09 February 2005, 19:59   #22
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i know it has nothing to do with this thread but how can you damn compare emulation to real amigas.... maybe i've not checked the latest version of winuae but my last try was far from succesfull :

- first in full screen, you still have a resolution and graphics rendering far from real amigas (even plugged on TVs they are much better).

- sounds/musics are delayed in a way that really sucks.

- then you miss all the great genlock capacity (i know it's analogic but it stays much easier to produce movie titles with my vanilla 1200 than with an iMac or PC with digital captures)

- finally, it's so cool to show people so much power from what they believe to be a simple keyboard.
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Old 09 February 2005, 20:35   #23
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Fred, I will ALWAYS miss the hardware if I don;t have it, no matter how accurate emulation is, the HARDWARE won't be there.
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Old 09 February 2005, 20:56   #24
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Yeap, real machines suck and emulators are the way to go. Emulation is so much faster than real machines, and you can even go portable if you own a laptop.

Just do me a favour when you dump you're old hardware, and drop it off at my place. I know how to appreciate, uh, dispose of old computer hardware properly.
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Old 10 February 2005, 01:24   #25
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Real hardware beats emulation any day.

On topic, I don't know any Amiga fans irl, just through the 'Net.
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Old 10 February 2005, 01:53   #26
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I know a few guys that are into emulation mame style, suprisingly its not that rare, I brought into work the retro mag by Edge and left it lying around on the desk. It started a huge discussion about retro games and what fav one ppl used to play, that was so funny to see. Ppl talking about their species. As for amiga well, thats tough, apart from a guy who I have lost contact with and one of my uni budies who recently got an interest in amiga, that it.
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Old 10 February 2005, 02:34   #27
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the only really crazy retro person i know is a guy called bugjam, a graphician in a c64 demo group called "move" (if i remember right??!) - he has a huuuuge c64 collection, so big that he really wants to build a little museum in the back of his house. he has a hd connected to his c64 and even goes to the internet with it. Big up to him for keeping my hardware working!
...and I thought I was insane using an A500 for everything. I wonder how useful a C64 is for internet browsing.

I don't know a single person (in real life) using an Amiga. In fact, I consider myself lucky when I meet someone who actually KNOWS what an Amiga is.
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Old 10 February 2005, 03:24   #28
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Just ask Buzz, he uses his C64 on the net quite frequently. It's a great terminal for IRC and other stuff!
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Old 10 February 2005, 23:16   #29
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if they tell the truth, their whole site is made with a c64...

http://www.zds-bayern.org/remember/

FREAKY!!! ...but i think thatīs what all of us are, one more and one less...
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Old 11 February 2005, 00:07   #30
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No, just the graphics and probably the articles. I don't know what Star Commander is, a texteditor on the C64 of some sort?....

Quote from their site:

"Tools involved in the production of this site are:
* Amica Paint V1.8 by Oliver Stiller and SKY/MDG
* Star Commander by STA
* CCS 2.0
* Homesite 4.01
* Homesite 4.5
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* Sambar Webserver 4.0
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* Netscape Communicator 4.7(e), Netscape Navigator 3.0
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* Windows Commander "
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Old 11 February 2005, 00:11   #31
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Star Commander is an app for transferring stuff to/from C64 disks.
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Old 16 February 2005, 01:57   #32
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I don't know any Amiga-User very personally. There's one guy who organizes his
Feng-Shui thing (or maybe Kung-Fu) on an Amiga 3000.
But well at last: There are users and there are 'so-called' admins.
If the admin set the system right, then the user stucks to his system.
Stumbling on many people who use MS-DOS-systems for their needings I might say that's ok. Let them be.
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Old 25 September 2005, 14:58   #33
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No one in IRL.

But, all of you are my friend, right? :-)
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Old 25 September 2005, 15:18   #34
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No one in IRL.

But, all of you are my friend, right? :-)
and you know us all personally
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Old 25 September 2005, 22:37   #35
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I have one friend not far, we still have some miggys for playing games, irc chatting etc
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Old 26 September 2005, 01:01   #36
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I've got a cousin who is still into it (well SWOS!!)
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Old 26 September 2005, 11:46   #37
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Old 26 September 2005, 12:43   #38
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Dozens. That's the beauty of being a member of the Kick Off Association; we don't just talk about an Amiga game, we meet and play it!
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Old 29 September 2005, 10:36   #39
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None.

I have a bunch of mates who are into retrogaming but none is an Amiga user.
Yep. Same here.

This is one reason why I'm trying to get some life back into SWAG (South West Amiga Group), so I can once again get together with fellow Amiga owners.
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Old 29 September 2005, 10:41   #40
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Am I alone or are all Amiga users now 'scattered, divided and leaderless'?
Have you thought about trawling the various Amiga boards trying to find fellow Amiga owners in your locality?

It's pretty likely that there are others in your area who like you are still using their Amiga in some way, shape or form.

I'd say it was worth a try.

Rob
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