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Old 30 July 2008, 13:20   #1
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What do you use your Amiga's for?

Hi,

Back in the day I used to own an A500 then the magnificent A1200 but then sold them to move into the PC world. I now messa round with WinUAE and can't believe how strong the Amiga community actually is. This got me wondering as o what you guys do on them? Can you still get software etc?

Would be ineresting to know.

P.S

Im even contemplating buying a 1200 for old time's sake
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Old 30 July 2008, 13:24   #2
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We have friends over for a Total Chaos party every week.
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Old 30 July 2008, 13:27   #3
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I play games on it, dabble with DPaint and at the moment, compile AmigaE code on it.

Don't use it for anything else really, just to stave off the boredom.
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Old 30 July 2008, 13:28   #4
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Good to see people are still using them though. Fantastic machines, loads of good memories.
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Old 30 July 2008, 13:36   #5
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Same as KG except for the AmigaE code compilation.
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Old 30 July 2008, 13:41   #6
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Same as KG except for the AmigaE code compilation.
To be honest I compile it on WinUAE actually... so same as you
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Old 30 July 2008, 14:03   #7
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Classic games and demos, mainly using WHDload
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Old 30 July 2008, 14:55   #8
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A bit of gaming on my A500. A lot of gaming, watching demos and using music programs with WinUAE
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Old 30 July 2008, 15:10   #9
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Old 30 July 2008, 15:33   #10
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I use mine for playing games every now and then when I'm in the mood but mostly for dabbling about (with varying degrees of success!) with 68k assembly language coding.
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Old 30 July 2008, 15:43   #11
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Games - i still use floppy disks to get the full Amiga effect. None of this WHDLoad nonsense
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Old 30 July 2008, 16:01   #12
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Games - i still use floppy disks to get the full Amiga effect. None of this WHDLoad nonsense
You sir, are a fool
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Old 30 July 2008, 16:23   #13
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Old 30 July 2008, 16:38   #14
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Disks are great ninja shuriken stars
Ah no, they have bad aeronautical attributes Just use some old CD's and cut them to look like ninja stars This way you will get even more friends at school
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Old 30 July 2008, 17:00   #16
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Nout like the grinding of the old girl

Vast majority of Amiga stuff though I love is all on the CD32 anyway so I'm quite happy running everything off CD
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Old 30 July 2008, 17:01   #17
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I use it mainly for gaming and musical purposes. I have a original and legit whdload and also I have Octamed SoundStudio downloaded from official website. Sometimes I use it for IRC chat or other purposes, like small docs with WordWorth. I have some problems because I don't have FPU so I will try to buy one. Get a 68030+ accelerator is very difficult, but well, my Amiga 1200 can be used for a lot of daily purposes
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Old 30 July 2008, 17:37   #18
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The odd game - Settlers, A-Train, SimCity 2000 - think you get the idea of the genre (always hated populous, though).

Demonstrating things to kids at school (I'm an IT teacher, having once been a science teaacher) becuase the Amiga is brirlliant at showing some things a PC is naff at demonstrating - decent CLI, screenmodes where you can see RAM usage change, screenmode frequencies, the fact it boots really quickly, the fact it's older than all the kids! Plus it's such a simple OS that it's easy to explain what's going on and then use as an analogy for the PC.

The old bit of DPaint.

And finally and most importantly, FinalWriter - surely the best word processor ever written. Soooooooooooooooooo much nicer than Word because it doesn't try to guess what you're trying to do and then be 'helpful'. The grammar checker works properly, the index works (unlike Word, which doesn't have one really) the contents generation system works in a user-friendly manner. Styles work ditto, the list goes on!

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Old 30 July 2008, 17:50   #19
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The Amiga 500 I gave away before moving to Brazil lives in a rehearsal studio in Copenhagen and, if it's still working, is now being used solely for the noble purpose of playing Sensible Soccer.

It has a 512kb trapdoor memory expansion, external 3.5 Cumana drive, an Alcotini Stereo Sound Sampler, a really cool trackball I found in a thrift store once, several joysticks and a Philips CM-8833 monitor. Also there's a non-working spare A500 (I plugged the floppy drive in backwards once and killed it ).

I used it to make music and play games. Here's a photo of some of my friends playing "Sensi" on it in my apartment back in 2005.

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Old 30 July 2008, 18:16   #20
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play games,make music, mess around with the os...basically have a fun time & get away from the peecee world for a while

do yourself a favour and get a real 1200 if you can....if you were/are passionate for miggy then theres nothing that compares to messing with the REAL thing
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