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Old 29 October 2008, 12:10   #1
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Searching Portuguese Amiga owners

I'm starting this thread to know where are the Portuguese Amiga enthusiasts.

Are you a EAB user from Portugal? Where do you live? Let's us know.

The objective is to seek Portuguese Amiga owners, so that in the future we can meet and share our experiences and love for anything Amiga.

For many years I've been in the dark and knew no one with an Amiga, till I met with AlfaRomeo this week and we passed a great afternoon. So why don't gather more users, make more friends, have more AMIGA?

So, don't be shy and have your say.

Saudaes AMIGAveis,

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Old 29 October 2008, 23:44   #2
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Im the second one if there are any others like us maybe we could make a portuguese club
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Old 31 October 2008, 21:01   #3
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Reporting to duty! Another Amiga fan (user and collector) from Portugal.
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Old 31 October 2008, 22:39   #4
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Hi JLPedro welcome to EAB!

The Tugas are appearing! Slowly but steadily!
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Old 02 November 2008, 18:26   #5
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Hi and wellcome JLPedro, its great to see another Tuga Amiga fan in the neighborhood Do you know more Tuga amiga fans in our country? If so tell them about EAB
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Old 02 November 2008, 21:37   #6
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Yes i know of another amiga fan (and user, still as a A1200 and an A600 perfectly working and updated) from Lisbon, but due to lack of time he only wants to be in one amiga site witch he is active supporter (ClassicAmiga), but he give me permition to add it to the list here, so Tiago from Lisbon is also an Amiga user from Portugal!! Witch makes 4 of us!! (damn, back in the 90's we were like flyes....).
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Old 02 November 2008, 22:50   #7
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(damn, back in the 90's we were like flyes....).
Yes indeed JLPedro. In my minuscule town we here like 30 or something. And I was the proud one to start it all here. Just watching their faces drooling in amazement when they first saw my A500, was priceless.

Those were the times indeed.
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Old 04 November 2008, 00:32   #8
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Witch of you still have working amiga hardware, and what systems do you own?

I still have working:

1 Commodore Amiga 1200 3.1 roms , Amitek Hawk 4Mb 40Mhz FPU and 4GB CF Card HD, 3com Ethernet PCmcia card, Running AmigaSys4 Aga, 170w psu

1 Commmodre Amiga 600 2.05 v37.350 roms, 2mb chip ram 2mb fast ram (pcmcia card), 256mb cf Card HD Running ClassicWB Gaae

1 amiga 1200 Custom tower case, at keyboard, Powercomputing 4mb fast ram , 4gb SD HD, 170w psu, cdrom 50x

Plus some spares, joysticks and some other hardware.

And a commodre 1084s D1 in perfect working condition!
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You guys should participate in this thread: Where are you from?

Currently there are 0 members shown for Portugal
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Old 04 November 2008, 01:21   #10
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You guys should participate in this thread: Where are you from?
Currently there are 0 members shown for Portugal
You're right, i also forgot to look that thread.

But i'm here since the 2001, and i think i'm the first portuguese member of EAB.
I stil have my Amigas, an Amiga 500 and an Amiga 1200 (in a Tower).
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Old 04 November 2008, 15:46   #11
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Ol Carlos,


I've voted on the thread also.

@JLPedro,

I have the following Amigas, bought at the glorious times:

- A500 Ks1.2 512k+512k + A1085S
- CD32 + A1085S
- A4000D - Fastlane Z3 + Cybervision 64 + Tocatta 16
2+20MB Ram + Fast SCSI II Quantum Fireball 2.1Gb + Asus CD-RW
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There is also Yoxotnomominoi (sorry I mispleed his name) I believe he's also from portugal ? You guys have your local portuguese forum ?
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Not that i know off... Besides seems we are all scatered all over the country, so, even for a small reunion it would be very dificult, the closest member to me is Lisbon witch is 2h by fast train... (and i don't like big cityes ).
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Old 04 November 2008, 16:39   #14
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Witch of you still have working amiga hardware, and what systems do you own?
Hi JLPedro, I have a moded A1200 w/ Roms 3.1 from Commodore with OS3.9, 300W PSU, Apollo 1260 32Mb, USB, 2Gb CF, Multi card reader w/ 2Gb SDcard, Buffered IDE, ScanDoubler and waiting a IndivisionAGA
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=39497

An A1200 from Escom thats waiting to be transformed in a Tower because Im searching now the chassis. To make the A1200 tower I already have waiting a Mediator TX PCI, Blizzard 1240, 32Mb, Radeon 1200 w/128Mb, 3.1 Roms and a 3Com EtherLink III Lan card.

An Amiga 600 40Mb HD tha some times work, some other times not

An A1200 not working for spares if some day I needed

I have too a Philips 8833 Mk II and some josticks and mouses in the garage

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Old 04 November 2008, 21:34   #15
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A very nice collection indeed!! (green with envy...) And the modded A1200, just amazing! I tried to put an internal Slim CD-RW (buyed the JAE adapter) but when testing the cdrom, it got toasted (as not very young...), so i just use the 3com ethernet pcmcia to get what i need to the Amiga.
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Old 04 November 2008, 22:23   #16
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In my case I used to have a normal cd in the top of the A1200 but since I has USB I just discard de cd and copy isos from PC to A1200 with my pendisk
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I'm also Portuguese, of the "old guard" Amigans (possibly one of the first Amigans in Portugal). I still remember when the A500 was advertised on the back of Disney comics!

I've had an A500, an A1200, and then my dream of the era, a souped-up A4000 (a towerized A4000D). My friends all left the Amiga sooner than I did; I bought a Macintosh laptop for University when my Amiga was getting old and there was no Java in sight (Java is my "bread and butter" today).

I still have the Amiga 4000, but it doesn't work anymore (the battery leaked). I plan to revive it (or buy another A4000) for fun and education purposes, but I just don't have the time or money right now. There is a thread here at EAB about this.

The Amiga was very popular in Portugal, I remember running around the BBSs with my modem long before anyone heard about the Internet! Some of us even got busted by the cops because we had access to really powerful data (I was too affraid to get into trouble). A few weeks ago we had a television documentary about these guys entitled "The Good Pirates". We could clearly see the Amigas (A1200) in the pictures the Police took when arresting the boys. Those were the times....

Now the plan is to get my hands on a new (SAM440ep?) and old (my A4000) Amiga machine for the education project. If my projects give good results, I might even start developing for the AmigaOS 4.1 (maybe porting the Java VM?).

I really think there is NO way the Amiga will ever be gone!
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Flink,

Nice to hear from you!

My history with Amiga is much like yours: Early adopter, (1988) then my main computer for 11 straight years.

Everyone I knew ditched the Amiga in the 90's soon after Commodore died, to a level that I felt I was in no man's land. Till discovering EAB and meeting with AlfaRomeo, 14 years have passed since I saw live an A1200, from my own A1200.

Did you actually run from the Police? I wasn't aware the we were such prolific hackers in the times, especially Amiga dudes!

Well, we're starting to pile up guys.

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Old 05 November 2008, 14:59   #19
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@Flink,

Wellcome

nice to have one more tuga in the neighborhood

Its true that at the early 90s were hackers here in Portugal that used Amigas at the time and I even edited a tv story about some of that guys because they were caught by the cops.
They ordered many things abroad with fake credit cards they used to make with a stolen algorithm
and pay telephone bills, etc introducing false information in the computers of corresponding companies here in Portugal.
They were not arrested because bank managers were afraid that people would know and would not use credit cards any more. So that guys had to be present at police station 1 time per week.
Later I was at home of one of that guys and at that time he earn money at home trading shares of US companies with a computer and also sell me 2 CDs full of pirated software that I still have.
Those were the times
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How small is the world?

As our old news reporter Fernando Pea would say: "E esta hein?"
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