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Old 26 December 2009, 20:01   #1
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Help: I am thinking about Minimig

Hello,
I am thinking about buying Minimig, I have some questions, please who do have Minimigs at home, or uses it, please try to help me, if I should buy it or not.

I want minimig to play all possible existing Amiga games, and use my collection of adf (music, samples, savegames and so on), and the whdload collection
so my questions :

1) can minimig read the adf files (or mount them ? )
2) can be WB3.1 installed on minimig as on HDD on real amiga ?
3) can be WINUAE hdd file transfered to minimig ?
4) can be whdload used with minimig ?

then some compatibility related question: is the minimig 98% compatible with amiga games (ocs/ecs) ?

what are you feel about minimig ? is it good replacement for my Amiga, or should I give up with that ?

(anyway if someone wants to sell minimig 4mb, send me a PM, if you give me a good price, I will buy it)
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Old 26 December 2009, 21:25   #2
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1) can minimig read the adf files (or mount them ? )
It can directly read standard 880 KB ADF files. Extended ADFs are not supported. You can use up to 4 virtual floppy drives.

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2) can be WB3.1 installed on minimig as on HDD on real amiga ?
Yes. [ Show youtube player ]

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3) can be WINUAE hdd file transfered to minimig ?
Yes, as long as it's in RDB format (image of the whole disk). You can make an image of existing Amiga HDD and use it with the Minimig.

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4) can be whdload used with minimig ?
Yes. [ Show youtube player ]

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then some compatibility related question: is the minimig 98% compatible with amiga games (ocs/ecs) ?
I know about 2 games which don't work. It may change in a future. The compatibility is ca 99.9%.

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what are you feel about minimig? is it good replacement for my Amiga, or should I give up with that ?
It's very convenient to play games and demos directly from the ADF image files. The rest depends on your expectations.
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Old 26 December 2009, 21:41   #3
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Thanks, links were very useful to see minimig in action.

But it seems to be I will need some controller for harddrive right ? any idea where can I buy it ?

And about the simulation, are there any slowdowns / or frame drops in games ?
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But it seems to be I will need some controller for harddrive right ?
Although some basic support for hard files is possible with the original PIC micro controller and alternative firmware it's impractical with any larger volumes. Booting from a 2 GB hard file takes 4 seconds with an ARM controller and 155 seconds with the PIC. With the ARM you get over 1500 KB/s read speed while with the PIC only 100 KB/s.
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any idea where can I buy it ?
Try to get in touch with Faranheit at www.minimig.net forum.

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And about the simulation, are there any slowdowns / or frame drops in games ?
The Minimig is not a simulation. It's a real hardware compatible with Amiga chipset. With the current firmware the slowdowns are practically non-existent.
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