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Old 12 September 2008, 04:19   #1
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Amiga User Groups - Melbourne, Australia

Just thought I would give some general info about the two user groups in Melbourne in case anyone in the area was interested in attending.

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MAUG

Melbourne Amiga User Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Kellaway community centre hall, Kellaway avenue Moonee Ponds. Meetings start at 8:30pm and usually finish at 11pm, people stay later unless the cleaner kicks us out. Attendance varies from 7 to 20 people depending. Things you can expect to see are classic amigas, PPC amigas both classic and A1 running OS4 and anything you want to bring along.



http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/MAUG/

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AUG

Amiga Users Group (Melbourne, Victoria) meets on the third Sunday of every month at the Wadham House Craft and Hobby Centre, 52 Wadham Parade, Mount Waverley from 2pm to about 6pm. I have only been to one of their meetings but am now a paid up member so will probably be attending in future if I have the time on Sundays. There were fewer people there than the MAUG meetings but there were A1s with OS4, classic amigas and PCs running emulation. There were around 6 or 7 there people last month.



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http://www.aug.org.au/index.html
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Old 12 September 2008, 15:11   #2
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Thanks for the Info mate,

i will have to keep those in mind and organise with a mate to come down to one!! Love to see OS4 in action!!
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Just thought I would give some general info about the two user groups in Melbourne in case anyone in the area was interested in attending.
George, was MAUG happy to see the minimig ?

Do they wish to see it back again ?, I think they were a bit disappointed with it from the impression i got. Unless it was because i didnt have any speakers with me for the sound.
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George, was MAUG happy to see the minimig ?

Do they wish to see it back again ?, I think they were a bit disappointed with it from the impression i got. Unless it was because i didnt have any speakers with me for the sound.
Hard to judge there Brian, Not many gamer types amongst the group but I guess it satisfied their need to see one running and I am sure they are thankful you came down and demonstrated it. You are of course welcome to come back and set it up anytime you like or bring in any of your amigas. Most of the guys just hover around depending what is going on at any particular meeting. I should have the indivision to demonstrate next meeting and if anyone wants to see that running they are welcome to come down.

Most of the guys have PPC classics and A1s so I sometimes think my oldschool stuff doesn't interest them much but a few of the guys appreciate there being hardware there to look at, talk about and play around with regardless.
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I'd love to meet up with fellow amiga users, but i'm in Far North Qld and it is a bit far to get to melbourne
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I know how you feel mate i'm in Brisbane although i do know of two other amiga users in this city i have only met one so far through Fleabay.

I'm hoping to get the indivision next month also.
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My boyfriend and I (both big Amiga enthusiasts) are about an hour or so South of Brisbane. Maybe if we found a few others, a Brisbane or Gold Coast club or something might be viable. Actually, if people were willing to travel down to the bottom of the Gold Coast, we have access to a good ex-Scouts hall that would be perfect for a club or convention, it's got male and female toilets and shower, a big kitchen, a main hall and a good size park area outside with BBQs. I'm pretty sure it's only $50 per day to rent the place too, so that wouldn't be too hard to cover.

By the way, for any Australians who don't already know about it, we've got a group on EAB called "Australian Amiga Users" here - http://eab.abime.net/group.php?groupid=4

I guess it's just a way of keeping count of how many of us are on here, but I think it's worth joining.

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Most of the guys have PPC classics and A1s so I sometimes think my oldschool stuff doesn't interest them much but a few of the guys appreciate there being hardware there to look at, talk about and play around with regardless.
Did you make it to the last Vic meeting with your Indivision?

My 1200 was in bits so I couldn't make it but I'll try and come to the next one for some 2-payer AGA antics on a CRT

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I made it to Thursday's MAUG meeting and took a 1200 with indivision, a 19" widescreen LCD and some decent speakers along, even had two joysticks just in case.
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I made it to Thursday's MAUG meeting and took a 1200 with indivision, a 19" widescreen LCD and some decent speakers along, even had two joysticks just in case.
Cool, did it go down well? Hope you had your Indvision running HighGFX in widescreen mode

Do you ever go the AUG meetings?
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Cool, did it go down well? Hope you had your Indvision running HighGFX in widescreen mode

Do you ever go the AUG meetings?
A couple of guys were interested, I had it running in 1280x720
I have only been to one AUG meeting but planning to go to more, missed the last one though. A bit claustrophobic compared to the wide open spaces at MAUG meetings. Sundays are usually a chill out day and a chance to do things around the house etc so the Thursday meetings suit me better even though they run late.
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I'd love to meet up with fellow amiga users, but i'm in Far North Qld and it is a bit far to get to melbourne
haha you weren't to far away from me when I was up in Cairns, mind you I only use UAE on my laptop. bit to hard to cart around a Amiga and a monitor around Australia. my stash is back in .nz
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@T_hairy_bootson, i have lot of friends (Greeks) on Melbourne.. ill send you some part..
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Anyone planning on going to this at the weekend?


Amiga Users Group Melbourne
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This Thursday, Moonee ponds meet, 8:30pm.
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I never knew about the Moonee Ponds one. I will have to come along one day.
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I never knew about the Moonee Ponds one. I will have to come along one day.
You have one hour to be there or I will feed you to fred and the off topic fa... family. ehem
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Title: AUG meeting

Date: Sunday November 16, 2008
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Repeats: This event repeats every month on the third Sunday.
Location: Wadham House Craft and Hobby Centre, 52 Wadham Parade, Mount Waverley. (It's the double-storey white weatherboard building.)
Notes: $2 entry fee to cover rental & tea/coffee
This is 200m from the Mt Waverley train station and buses. It's around the back of the library (to the left). Lots of parking!
Near to the S/E freeway.

You will find a map on the club web page at http://www.aug.org.au and in the file area of this egroup.

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You planning to go NovaCoder?
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You planning to go NovaCoder?


Yep I will be dragging myself and my Indivison equipped 1200 down there. What about you....fancy an afternoon of old school gaming?

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