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Old 03 July 2010, 08:30   #1
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A new member.. ME!

Hello everyone! Glad to see there are people out there that love the great and holy Amiga still to this day.

I've been away from the Emulation scene for a long time and only just in the past year have I begun to get back into it (since I now enjoy a nice new beast of a PC to run it all on, hehe ) - ESPECIALLY that of the Amiga flavour.. it's brilliant to re-live all the games & demos I loved all that time ago, finding new stuff I'd never seen and re-learning how to even use the machine has been great!

I've come across this board a number of times during Google searches for emulation-related info etc. and finally decided that "I should just commit to joining EAB today!"

Packed away in my wardrobe I have an Amiga 1200 + DKB Cobra '020 w/ 8Mb Fast & FPU, 40Mb HD (and a "dodgily" mounted 850Mb HD). I say "dodgily" because it generally only mounts on WB startup when it wants (or you coax it to work by futzing with the cable before startup )..

Since getting into Amiga emulation again, I thought an exciting little project might be to see if I could "re-create" my real Amiga in the WinUAE environment, "because it would certainly sort out the 'moody' mounting problem.." I SUCCEEDED and have been enjoying Amiga nostalgia for the past 5 months. Even to find that new unused A1200's are available to buy online, with parts, expansions and all sorts of kit! Truly awesome.

Endless thanks to everyone involved in keeping the Amiga going!
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Old 03 July 2010, 09:38   #2
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i there M8,

good to see another Amiga fan reliving the joys that made our past so special. There is a good bunch of people here and plenty of advice or information to be found, I hope you enjoy your stay and maybe get into using WHDLoad games and the likes if you don't already and maybe stick a CF card into your 1200. I will leave the details for others to fill in but both worth doing
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Old 03 July 2010, 09:40   #3
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Hi Strobestar and welcome to EAB!

I bet you could easily sort that "dodgily" mounted HD out with the help of our resident hardware wirzards, but since you have that recreated in WinUAE, who wants to eh? /me prepares for the stones and 'blasphemy' shouts thrown at him
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Old 03 July 2010, 10:30   #4
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Welcome to the forum enjoy (as im sure you will)

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but since you have that recreated in WinUAE, who wants to eh? /me prepares for the stones and 'blasphemy' shouts thrown at him
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Shocking! lol
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Old 03 July 2010, 12:01   #5
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Hi Strobestar and welcome to EAB!

I bet you could easily sort that "dodgily" mounted HD out with the help of our resident hardware wirzards, but since you have that recreated in WinUAE, who wants to eh? /me prepares for the stones and 'blasphemy' shouts thrown at him
Enjoy your stay
Well would you credit it! you spend all that time lovingly collecting stones for such a special occasion then find out out somebody has used then for a rockery Soz TCD, I will try and keep hold of the next lot till they are required, Bl**dy gardeners!!!
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Old 03 July 2010, 15:37   #6
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To all: Cheers for all the greets!

@Allen1, CyberDruid..
Re: WHDLoad games.. I am WELL into those!
Props to Bert Jahn for creating it and all that make the installers.
Props to KillerGorilla for his site - when I found that, as far as I was concerned I was in Amiga Heaven!

Re: CF Cards..
I've bought a CF Adapter (w/ EasyADF) from AmigaKit, haven't got a card for it yet, was hoping to find a 1Gb CF Card, because I read that the 4Gb aren't always reliable or work with the Amiga.

In re-creating my real Amiga in WinUAE, however, I used a method I hadn't seen mentioned online at all (with my neighbours help). I'll check to see if there's a more appropriate section of the forum to put that and I'll write it up there.

NB: This was the 3rd version of this reply - I lost it TWICE because my login timed out while typing it.. I've sipped from my 'n00b' cup and have now learned that Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C & Ctrl+V is my new friend..
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plus when you sign in or sign back in after being logged out hit remember me and the forum will keep you logged in
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Old 03 July 2010, 20:21   #10
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Hi Strobestar, and welcome to EAB!
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