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Old 20 March 2007, 17:20   #1
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1,000 disks!

Woah! Someone on one of the local FreeCycle groups is giving away 1000 Amiga disks (he doesn't have any hardware anymore) and I emailed him.

I have to phone him this evening to arrange collection... {crossed fingers}

Boy am I going to have some fun.
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Old 20 March 2007, 17:28   #2
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Any idea what's on them?

Games/demos?

Copies/originals?
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Old 20 March 2007, 17:41   #3
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I don't have a single clue - which is going to make it more exciting picking them up... it could literally be anything... from a load of pd disks, to cracks, to originals, or maybe a whole mixed bag of them all.

The advert just said "approx 1000 amiga disks offered" so who knows...

As soon as I've got them (touch wood again) and checked them out I will be sure to post if I think there is anything rare or of note included.
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Old 20 March 2007, 17:44   #4
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Nice one. I wait with... crisps.
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Old 20 March 2007, 17:55   #5
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Since I moved to USA I haven't seen any amiga or anything with C= mark on it for sale in local stores or garage sales etc. Not even in bargain news papers.

Lucky you!
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Old 20 March 2007, 18:00   #6
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What would be best way of getting this stuff to the PC if anything is needed?

One of those PCMCIA jobbies with a compact flash, or something else?

Here's hoping there are some gems in there.
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Old 20 March 2007, 18:01   #7
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Don't want to spoil your happy feelings, but if he just says "1000 disks", the probability of it being just copied games, ie NO originals is around 95%.

But of course it's still exciting to see what's on those disk .........
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Dont forget to check to see if the PD game "Scavenge" is among the disks - I still havent managed to find it yet...

Someone will zone it one day... :-)
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I got 2,000 disks a couple of months back still havent had time to get through them all ..taking up a lot of space though lol

got lots of document disks labeled LSD for some reason.
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Old 20 March 2007, 19:52   #10
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If you don't have time to sort them you can always dump them here and I will take a look - might as well make a proper session of it! LOL
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Nice one. I wait with... crisps.
Ooh, what flavour? Cheese and onion?
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Old 20 March 2007, 21:01   #12
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Cheese and onion is the only flavour of crisps isn't it? If there are others I must have blocked them out of my memory with sheer willpower alone.
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cheese and onion are indeed awesome. Salt and vinegar are the pepperoni of crisps. Same old shit
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Old 20 March 2007, 22:26   #14
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mmmmmmmmmm, Cheese and onion.

You have to be BLOODY quick with the freecycle groups here in Australia.

I missed out on a load of amiga gear, I responded in a matter of minutes of it appearing, and I was like #5. I was not happy.
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Old 20 March 2007, 22:43   #15
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They have arrived! Not looked at them very close yet but looks like a mixed bag (2 rather) of pd, cracks and some originals too...

http://www.tcksoft.co.uk/images/amidisks1.JPG
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They have arrived! Not looked at them very close yet but looks like a mixed bag (2 rather) of pd, cracks and some originals too...

http://www.tcksoft.co.uk/images/amidisks1.JPG
Nice one

..you better get started looks like you got a lot to sort
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Yeah GET TO IT!

Don't forget. SPS for originals, ADF for everything else. GO!
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Erm but how to transfer? Do I need one of those pcmcia compact flash things?

Is that the easiest course of action?
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Erm but how to transfer? Do I need one of those pcmcia compact flash things?

Is that the easiest course of action?
One of those thingys,pcmcia network card or a serial lead
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Old 21 March 2007, 16:16   #20
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Got them out of the carrier bags now and there are a fair few disks there.

Some AM/FM(?) music diskzines, some originals (mostly football games), lots of cracks.

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