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Old 11 November 2006, 08:27   #41
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Old 11 November 2006, 14:21   #42
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I don't know if that falls into the category you have in mind, but the USB ports I installed to my Amiga impress & confuse the hell out of people.
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Old 23 June 2007, 23:25   #43
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I thought I'd add some screenshot examples. All are Amiga 500 16-colour screenshots. (and all except Mac and Microgolded use the same 16-colour palette and open on WB screen)

The A500 itself can be seen here.
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Old 23 June 2007, 23:28   #44
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They all look awesome, definitely puts my A1200 setup to shame
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Old 24 June 2007, 04:29   #45
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In 1989 I performed live on stage with a hip hop act using an Amiga 2000 running Oktalyzer, and a Yamaha DX7 synth using sounds I programmed myself. I would cut channels in and out using the function keys and solo or play synth riffs on the DX7. I was 14 years old at the time :-)

I have some of the Oktalyzer mods on my PC that I transferred from the original floppies when I still had an Amiga, but there's no recording of this particular performance to my knowledge.

In 1991 I used an Amiga 500 also with Oktalyzer for sound effects and a very noisy and chaotic "the end of the world as we know it" piece as part of a musical I participated in at school. Unfortunately the floppies got lost somewhere in the mist of time.
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Old 24 June 2007, 19:55   #46
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Oh, here's an update of things I've done with my A500:

Viewed HUGE images up to 8800x6800 - in original size in original 24 bit depth!! (scrolling screen on ImageFX DCTV preview)
Logged on to eBay with 256-bit HTTPS, bid & won items (nice "swipe" with 3 seconds to go )
Encoded MP3s (although extremely slowly)
Downloaded files > 60Mb from the internet
Played audio files > 50Mb (16bit 44100Hz AIFF - in 14bit stereo, absolutely no skip or stutter)


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I don't know if that falls into the category you have in mind, but the USB ports I installed to my Amiga impress & confuse the hell out of people.
USB ports on an Amiga is pretty impressive. I remember being stunned when I first heard that it was possible. I badly wanted an A1200 in original case with USB ports, but unfortunately I never did get an A1200. I can't get USB for my A500 because it requires an 030 minimum and I've only got an 020.

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In 1989 I performed live on stage with a hip hop act using an Amiga 2000 running Oktalyzer, and a Yamaha DX7 synth using sounds I programmed myself. I would cut channels in and out using the function keys and solo or play synth riffs on the DX7. I was 14 years old at the time :-)
Even thought I don't like "hip hop", I'm still impressed.

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Old 25 June 2007, 11:51   #47
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Old 25 June 2007, 20:28   #48
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Even thought I don't like "hip hop", I'm still impressed.
You will be even more impressed when you read these lyrics that I memorized from one of the tracks. They've stuck with me through the years and still make me laugh. Take it, Shiny B...!

THIS IS TO THE SUCKERS

F*ck you klan you aint a man so Klu Klux Klan f*ck to hell
I want you all to sit in a motherfu**inna pipcell
'cause y'all are trying to say that y'all are f*cking with nothing
That's wrong!
Cause y'all are f*cking with something like the black man
that you call a n*gga
Now watch out boy before he pull his trigga on YOU!
and your stupid little klan
don't tell a black man what the f*ck he has to do
'cause white is white and black is black
and all you racists stay the hell back
or help me
to *befree the South Afrikaaans from the torture and violence
of the white man.. man.. man.. man...

YO!

*In danish, to free someone is to "befri" them.

At the time, I really looked up to the guy who wrote that!
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Old 25 June 2007, 22:21   #49
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Old 25 June 2007, 22:51   #50
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I used a 3000t to do news station graphics for years back in the 90's.even made a shinny 3d animated logo.
I created a bunch of imagine 3d renders while in collage.

latetly I networked my amiga, but no I did not use the samba, I got NFS working just fine with genisis....it has undocumented features!!!!! samba is lame....

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Old 25 June 2007, 23:44   #51
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Old 26 June 2007, 00:02   #52
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I've got a CD32 since 1993 and i don't have used it anymore because the NVRAM was broken in 1996 and i can't save my games anymore. So i've stopped to play it since 1996.
One day i've found in a second-hand buy shop a quite new CD32 and i've bought it
But the sound were broken on the new one
So i've decided to resolve the problem to play with my CD32
I've unsoldered the NVRAM component on my new CD32 MB ( hard to do!!!) to solder it on my old CD32!!!!
Hard & accurate work but it works since i've done it in 2002
That's why i'm here now


Technically, i've done a VHS of a video made with Video Creator to impress my girlfiend wich is my wife today

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Old 26 June 2007, 00:56   #53
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/me wants it mod'd
lol

Unfortunately "This is to the suckers" was lost to disk corruption along with a few other hits. It was kind of reggae style with a breakbeat.

I had no money to buy fresh floppies at the time (and the Amiga wasn't mine either) so the ones I had took a lot of abuse. It's amazing that they lasted as long as they did, I think it was around when the first version of Disk2FDI came out that I transferred what was left on them to my PC.
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Old 26 June 2007, 01:05   #54
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I used my Amiga 500 to make music and made a career out of it. Sorted!
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Old 28 June 2007, 21:26   #55
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Impressive stuff I've done with my Amiga are:

with my Amiga 1200 I browsed and posted on forums - as well as surfing ebay and buying items. I also managed to get it networked (using samba) and got the Amiga 1200 connecting and transferring files from a Windows 2003 Server (although the Amiga wasn't joined to the domain - I left one fully open share for the Amiga).

with my A500+ I have managed to get it networked with other Amigas (via Parnet) - I finally managed to get a CDROM set up and working on my A500+ (via the internal SCSI connector on my GVP HD8+ that's hanging off the side of my A500+)

and the amazing thing I did with my A2000 is repair it - it didn't boot, only showing a RED SCREEN at boot up (not a guru but a full red screen)

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Old 29 June 2007, 10:52   #56
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Originally Posted by mr_a500
I'm still Amiga-only (haven't bought a Mac yet) so I thought I'd try to resurrect this thread and add some screenshot examples of "amazing things". All are Amiga 500 16-colour screenshots. (and all except Mac and Microgolded use the same 16-colour palette and open on WB screen)

Please add your best screenshots too. (thumbnails please - so the formatting doesn't get screwed and it doesn't take an hour to load the page)
I must say, with your self-created fonts and everything you've done, you have THE BEST A500 I've ever seen. I'm not sure about the cybermen but other than that it's amazing to see what can be achieved with 20 year old hardware. You've made some very good decisions as to what colours and such and it pays off. Nice one
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Old 29 June 2007, 11:57   #57
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Old 29 June 2007, 12:05   #58
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The most amazing thing I did with an Amiga:

I regularly used my A3000T as something to stand on to reach the Attic hatch. It's VERY strong and stable.
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Old 29 June 2007, 12:18   #59
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Most "shocking" thing I did with an Amiga... (not really amazing but hey )

Managed to electricute myself plugging the PSU in to the back of my A1200. Frightened the shit out of me, and my arm nearly broke when it was thrown in the opposite direction.
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I must say, with your self-created fonts and everything you've done, you have THE BEST A500 I've ever seen. I'm not sure about the cybermen but other than that it's amazing to see what can be achieved with 20 year old hardware. You've made some very good decisions as to what colours and such and it pays off. Nice one
Thanks.

Damn. I had planned on making post 555 my last post on EAB, but now I have to answer this nice comment so I don't look like an arrogant a-hole. (I'll have to end on the much more satanic post 666 now. Thanks alot, KG. )

I'm not too sure about the cybermen either (this was before I heard the new cybermen were crap), but it's the best background I've found for my palette so far.

Yes it is amazing what can be done with 20 year old hardware. When I put my A500 in the closet in 1991, I had no idea that I'd be able to take it out 11 years later and comfortably use it as my primary computer from 2002-2007.

When I got a free crap Windows 2000 computer (500Mhz, 192Mb, fresh Win2000 install) a couple weeks ago to just to load my iPod (one of the few things an A500 can't do), the first thing I noticed was how bloody unbelievably slow it was. I had both computers on the same power bar and when I switched on, the A500 was completely ready in 15 seconds. The Windows computer took 3 minutes (all unnecessary services & networking disabled) and even then was not ready because there were major StartMenu delays and random pauses. Every single program I started took about 30 seconds while on the Amiga programs take 1-2 seconds. Obviously, a 500Mhz 192Mb computer is technically faster than a 33Mhz 8Mb one and for heavy CPU stuff like decoding/decompressing it blows the Amiga away, but in actual OS use the A500 is about 10 times faster and doesn't ever leave the screen half-drawn and freeze like Windows always does. (or mono-task when accessing devices)

Edit: ...and that's with anti-virus disabled. With anti-virus services on, Windows 2000 boot-up time was around 5 minutes, then constant drive-grinding for another 5 minutes, making the computer completely useless for 10 minutes during every boot (not to mention the random freezes and extremely slow access of any device/archive while it's scanned for viruses). God I hate Windows.


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Yes, that's definitely impressive. I made music too, but nobody liked it so I couldn't make a career out of it.
I liked my music though.


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Nice to see you got an A500+ networked. Welcome to EAB by the way.

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