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Old 12 August 2010, 15:58   #21
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WinUAE and childhood memories.
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Old 20 August 2010, 06:48   #22
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Well, the memories of my childhood. I brought wonderful magazines, enjoyed its coverdisks, played incredible games... Very fun!

But I used only the Kickstart 1.3 and ECS, and I wanted more! I wanted to know all the innovations and the fuzz about Kickstart 2.0+ and after, the AGA machines. I read many magazines about they and the new technologies seemed wonderful.

A friend of mine had one of these machines: an Amiga 1200 with only two disk drives and a Commodore RGB monitor. Was the first time I saw that machine and the 24 bit colors of the AGA chipset and the smooth fades it produced. And my friend was sadist. Man, how much envy!

But I lose all this...

Unfortunately, here in Brazil is very difficult to buy other computer different of a PC. To buy an Amiga computer, software and peripherals is near impossible -- its hard to find, very costly and is very risky to import it.

Because of this, I use WinUAE now. I am planning to buy Amiga Forever 2010 and AmigaOS 3.9, but it is a near impossible mission. I would not want to use AmigaOS illegally but I think there is not other way.
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Old 20 August 2010, 09:30   #23
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...and is very risky to import it.
Just curious, why is it risky to import it? Do you mean that it might break due to bad handling during shipment?
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Old 20 August 2010, 09:43   #24
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I am planning to buy Amiga Forever 2010 and AmigaOS 3.9, but it is a near impossible mission. I would not want to use AmigaOS illegally but I think there is not other way.
I don't think many people on this board are bothered about downloading Kickstart ROMs - they're not hard to find online. But if you'd prefer to be 100% legitimate, do you realise you can buy Amiga Forever from Cloanto in a downloadable form?
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Old 20 August 2010, 11:09   #25
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I came back to the amiga because i miss cannon fodder so much....i really wish they created a new game for pc....also some other games like desert strike and street fighter 2 are still cool to play those days.
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Old 20 August 2010, 11:22   #26
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Old 20 August 2010, 11:59   #27
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Nothing Seriously, I've never been away from the Amiga, and used an A1200 with a Blizzard 1230 as my main (and only) machine until 2005. Since then, I've continued to use that machine and bought a replacement motherboard for it after it died in early 2010

I'll never leave the Amiga and will continue to use it until no more second hand A1200s can be obtained any longer (that will be a very sad day in my life ).

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Old 20 August 2010, 12:02   #28
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My time without Amiga were only when I got my first 486 66MHz and a lot of disks (5.25' & 3.5') with arj files on them. I didn't know for long time what I should do with that kind of files. After that I tested Turrican with Fellow or DOS UAE, slow as hell, but my favourite hero was again on screen.

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Old 20 August 2010, 12:11   #29
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Old 20 August 2010, 12:44   #31
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My A500+ I had since-new probably gave up the ghost some time between 1997 and 1999. By that point, I'd moved on into the worlds of PCs and Macs. Then, some time in 2006, I got into a chat with a friend about Amigas. He ran a PC repair business at the time, but had previously done Amigas. He said he still had about a dozen A1200s, so gave me one to play with, for old time's sake.

It got a hard disk fitted, then Kickstart 3.1 and a Squirrel SCSI. I had well and truly caught the retro bug. Then I discovered Amibay, and the rest, as they say, is history. :-)
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Hi Skope, my fear is that they not send the package to my house and I lose money. I was seriously thinking to import from Vesalia (I read good things about they), but Germany is very far from Brazil and if they not send the package, nothing will happen to them.

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Hi Anton, the online version is the only option for me, but I would want to buy the complete box (is more nerd).

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Old 20 August 2010, 16:42   #33
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Suppose some might get me sick of saying this but I brought my first Amiga in early 1986 and I've never used or owned anything else...

That is why I have no idea what classic Amiga means or why there is AmigaOS clones...

It's all about not following the crowd and getting to this very point in life simply by a different path... I think most of you failed this hurdle in life ;-)

Now bring on the X1000 and make sure it has a 2000 euro price tag... being one of the few will feel exactly how it did in 1986... and that's priceless :-)
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Old 20 August 2010, 17:25   #34
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It's all about not following the crowd and getting to this very point in life simply by a different path... I think most of you failed this hurdle in life ;-)
I think it about what you wanted from your computer and what an Amiga couldn't offer you anymore at a given time Also there's a difference between 1986 and now : Back then Amiga was ahead of the game, now they are merely catching up...
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Old 20 August 2010, 17:45   #35
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I haven`t really been without an Amiga since 1987, even in uni around 2002 I was using my Amiga, only time that I wasn`t with my Amigas was when I moved to Japan and had to wait to have the miggys shipped over, still have my old Amiga kit back in the UK UAE is great too, always have it running on my iMac.
 
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Also there's a difference between 1986 and now : Back then Amiga was ahead of the game, now they are merely catching up...
When you're talking about classic hardware+68K, then it simply can't catch up anymore in terms of raw hardware power, however, there's plenty of room for improvement in the software department, especially browsers suck, and it would be great if someone wrote a good and fast one. Is it going to happen? Unlikely
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I love the Amiga. And I used it as my main computer until 1999, when I decided to sell my beloved A4000T. I bought a NOS Amiga 1200 at the same time, just to have one if I felt coming back.... it took until april this year, when I got an Amiga 2000 with 060 from my brother. Now I'm just as hooked as 11 years ago.. This machine is so lovely. I love everything about the 68k Amigas...
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Old 20 August 2010, 20:14   #39
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For me it's getting a free A1200 off freecycle. I'm working on a few issues with an 8MB expansion card, then hopefully I'll be all up and running. I also got a tatung Einstein and Colour Monitor thrown in as well :-) It got me thinking about all of the great Demos I used to get on PD Disks from a local car boot sale. and more importantly that I had started to get into protracker and octamed before moving away from my A600. I'm sure I ended up swapping it.
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Old 20 August 2010, 20:56   #40
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Like a lot of people have already said "not been away" but thats a lie because I was using winuae since sticking my 1200 in my loft in 98 and giving my 500 to the nephew.

The thing that brought me back to the Amiga and this site was, Indirectly- VLC
One night full of stella and brandy i was trolling through the net - as you do -
and came across some mods, and after clicking on them VLC came to life with the gloom visualizer and like a repentant sinner I seen the light !!!!

Until i woke the next morning with a massive Hangover..
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