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Old 05 February 2009, 16:29   #1
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Eek Another Newbie....

Hi

Just thought I'd drop in and say hello
Kinda New-ish to the Amiga Scene... I'll explain. I say new-ish, in the Mid-late 90's I had an Acorn A3010 which Ran Risc OS 3.10....

What has this got to do with Amigas ? Everything and nothing. Most of the Games I had for the A3010 were Amiga ports (company called Krysalis I beleive) First Game I bought was Lotus 2... the soundtrack is rattling in my ears as I write this WinUAE.

Have an Arc Emulator as well, and can play all my non "Amiga Ported Games" but alas finding Arc copies of games such as Lotus 2, Canon Fodder etc is rather difficult/potentially expensive on the fleabay... sooo, I figured Amiga Emulation was the way to go (since I've found a stack of old Amiga stuff a neighbour was about to throw out!)

Anyways I will post my requests for help in the other section....

cheers

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Old 05 February 2009, 16:43   #2
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Old 05 February 2009, 16:43   #3
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Hi Andrew and welcome to EAB

You'll soon find out that we're a bunch of funny (and maybe a bit strange) guys here Also we're always here to help and we're pretty fast with it most of the time

Enjoy your stay
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Old 05 February 2009, 16:46   #4
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Hey, welcome Andrew enjoy your stay here, awesome community!
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Old 05 February 2009, 16:58   #5
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Welcome to the board Andrew

We are so very and friendly like TCD said, but there is always 24 hours a day help.

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Old 05 February 2009, 17:29   #7
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Old 05 February 2009, 19:34   #9
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Welcome!

Perhaps you'd like to read the acorn arc thread:

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?...ighlight=acorn

Great machines, as us UK Amiga users know.
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there coming thick and fast now chaps
were not all mad honestly
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Welcome!

Perhaps you'd like to read the acorn arc thread:

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?...ighlight=acorn

Great machines, as us UK Amiga users know.
I knew a few people that had those, definitely an awesome machine of the time. If my memory serves me right, the company that I first worked for used these in their main offices, but I don't think any of them realised the potential of the machine, let alone how to work it properly

My father tried to persuade me to get one of those instead of the A500, guess which one won
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Old 05 February 2009, 21:51   #13
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Old 05 February 2009, 22:08   #14
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Old 05 February 2009, 22:32   #15
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Ahh the Good old Archie *sighs*

Nice Article

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Itís very hard to compare the Arch and Amiga from a technical point. The arc was never meant to be a games machine, lacked a blitter/copper and was better suited for serious and 3D applications. The extra speed from the Risc design and fast memory access usually allowed the Arc to power itís way past itís 2D gaming weaknesses, but I canít help thinking how a few dedicated video chips could have turned it into one kick-ass games machine had the budget allowed.
Quite. I was always jealous of friends with Amigas, for the games they got to play. This might sound weird but having played or rather "emulated" both Arc and Amiga Versions of Canon Fodder (not a scientific test I know) the Amiga version looks better, but the sound is better in the Arc Version....

And yes the "end" / break up was horribly messy. Risc OS is still going though and there have been a few machines (much like the new Amiga one) built on non RISC hardware - Iyonix, A9 home. but these have been developed by third parties as Acorn no longer exists (and even they have stopped production... same problems... who wants to pay £1200 for a low-spec PC, just because it runs Risc OS....

Not that I'm being picky but your Screenshot actually shows Risc Os 3 which was far nicer than OS 2


I actually went out and recently got myself a copy of "Strongarm Virtual Risc PC" - (yes I know I'm sad). and I plan on having it Running Risc OS 6 just "because I can" lol and at a fraction of the price a "new" machine would have cost me at the time.

Silly Silly People Acorn/Commodore *slap* you both had good things going and yet you made the same mistakes.... (pricing, marketing etc)

I mean really, When the Risc PC came out it was the best part of £1200 for a base model Now it was a nice bit of kit BUT... seriously, when you could buy 2-3 IBM compatibles for that price, is it any wonder Tesco "Acorn" computers for schools, became Tesco "IBM-PC's for schools

Right enough my Pee Cee Runs Amiga/Risc OS far faster than the old hardware could

bleh I want my Arc back now... wish I'd never sold it... mind you the money I'd spent on it (as I'm sure you chaps will empathise )

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