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Old 26 March 2010, 11:25   #1
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Hi From Warrington!

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I'm Pete from Warrington, i'm 30 and i've been gaming since i got my toshiba back in the 80's (no really, a tosh)
Christmas of 1992 however i opened a large colourful box which was to change my life for ever.
It was my first Amiga. I got the A600 with the game pack including Putty, Pushover and a few others.
needless to say i'd been hooked since the summer when my m8 showed me his A500+ with external hard drive attachment and games like another world, flashback, dune 2 and tailgunner!

i still have my a600 although its in a cupboard sleeping, its right hand amiga key is busted and the mouse doesn't click anymore but i still love it and i'll repair it one day.
I did aquire two A500's a couple of years ago, one from a smokers home so cleaning suggestions welcomed!

but last night i was 13 again, i installed Winuae, booted up a copy of Walker and you know it was AMAZING!
i'm now looking on how to read the stacks of amiga floppies i have in my cupboard, there's some save games i'd LOVE to revive, especially my frontier elite 2 saves

anyways, i hope i can contribute something to the forum, and if i find any rare coverdisks or old manuals or owt that'd be useful i'll post em up! glad i found some like minded Amiga lovers tho
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Old 26 March 2010, 12:13   #2
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Welcome to EAB Melonfish

I'm sure you'll get plenty of help replacing the bust key on your A600 and repairing your mouse or even replacing it from here http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...x.php?cPath=49

Cleaning tips using peroxide can be found here http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?...light=peroxide

And anything you can contribute will almost definitely be welcome, check here to see how http://wiki.abime.net/file_transfer/index

Coverdisks from magazines, worth checking here http://amr.abime.net/ to see if your disks are rare

I think I'll leave it for now, but most of all, enjoy your stay
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Old 26 March 2010, 14:23   #4
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I did aquire two A500's a couple of years ago, one from a smokers home so cleaning suggestions welcomed!
Hi Pete,

Welcome!

Regarding cleaning, you may want to look up Retr0bright, as the yellowing may not all be due to cigarette smoke. There's a link in my signature to the Wiki site.

Walker rocks and was one of the best games on the Amiga in my opinion.
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Old 26 March 2010, 15:40   #5
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Hola Pete! Welcome to the EAB resort and spa

Take a drink, search for a cozy place next to the pool and enjoy your stay
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Old 26 March 2010, 16:04   #6
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Thanks for the warm welcome chaps, i've been having a good browse today (although i should be working )
there's some great stuff on here, and its a goldmine of info!
DH: Epic links thanks m8, i was aware of amigakit from ages ago and its my own fault i didn't buy an A1200 before they became 150.

I figure for my disk transfers i'll have to bob a HDD in my a600 and use easyadf. i doubt the two floppy trick and software would do it.
besides it gives me an excuse to play with my beloved amiga again.

i'll let you guys know if i dig out anything awesome and how my repairs/cleanups go cheers!
pete
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Old 26 March 2010, 17:00   #7
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Welcome Melonfish, fellow Warringtonian.

This place is great. Stay awhile! Ha ha haaaa
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Old 26 March 2010, 21:28   #8
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Hi Pete aka Melonfish, and welcome to EAB!
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