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Old 11 August 2010, 22:11   #1
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It started with an A1000 in 1986...

thughes here. Tim Hughes, that is.

Just saying howdy-do. I'm new to emulation, but go way back with the Amiga. I've owned a 1000 (1986) a 500 (1989?) and an A1200 (1993). Still got 'em all somewhere amid the piles of old equipment. Great machines, all.

Last weekend I got the bug to build, and cobbled together a P4 from spare parts, slapped the the Catweasel Mk4 I bought several years back, and started down the AmigaForever path.

So, while I'm sitting here making disk images of my 880k floppies, I thought I'd introduce myself to the board.

Hi.
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Old 11 August 2010, 22:17   #2
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Hi Tim and welcome to EAB!

Images of Amiga disks... well, there might be some people around here that would be interested to have a look once you're done *whistles innocently*
Good to hear you're back with your Miggies (well kinda) and enjoy your stay
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Old 11 August 2010, 22:32   #3
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Hey Tim, enjoy the board. And feel free to stuff disk images down my pockets.
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Old 11 August 2010, 22:34   #4
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Hi Tim,

We met yesterday in your Catweasel thread.

It's good to see that you intend to stick around here for a while.
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Old 11 August 2010, 22:41   #5
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Welcome to the Forum Tim, hope you enjoy it

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Old 12 August 2010, 09:40   #6
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Welcome to the madhouse Tim
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Old 12 August 2010, 11:05   #7
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Marvellous! there's nothing better than discovering the old stuff you did when you were young!
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Old 12 August 2010, 22:18   #8
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Thanks for the welcome, all!

As for the disks, I've got plenty of "abandonware." Trouble is they are not cracked... they're my originals. I'm actually getting the ADF files from the Internet for many of these (like "The Faery Tale Adventure" and "Rocket Ranger") so I don't have to pull out the outrageous copy-protection thingamabobs Amiga games used to come with.

If anyone's interested, you can send a PM and I'll reply with a list of what I have. It's a 2'x2'x2' box filled to the top. I'd by happy to share box art, manuals and legitimate abandonware titles.
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I'd by happy to share box art, manuals and legitimate abandonware titles.
Not sure if you came across it yet, but have a look here : http://hol.abime.net/
We would be very interested in any (missing) scans you could provide Please send me that list via PM or post it here and I sort which titles are needed. You could of course have a look for yourself on HOL

Oh and the disks are interesting for these guys : http://www.softpres.org/
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@TheCyberDruid - That's some great info! Thanks! I'll see what I can do to fill out their collections.
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Thanks Tim Every contribution is very welcome
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Old 13 August 2010, 01:20   #12
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My Catalogue

Here's a catalogue of the software I've found so far, whether it's got the box, instructions, etc.
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File Type: pdf Amiga Software Catalogue.pdf (27.1 KB, 118 views)
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Thanks Tim I'll have a look tomorrow and sorted out what's needed
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Old 13 August 2010, 04:59   #14
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@ thughes

welcome back to the Amiga mate
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Old 13 August 2010, 07:12   #15
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@thughes, @TCD

I will have the following ready for tonight. So you could possibly exclude these:

Alien Fires (Disks, Manual, Extras, Box) (Jagware Release) (SPS Dumped)
Damocles (White Diskscan) (NTSC) (SPS Dumped)
The Immortal (Disks) (EA US Release - Has green label) (SPS Dumped - Boot Disk & Data Disk) -> Have errors | Will retry cleaning)

@thughes if you've the same one with green label an SPS dump would be great.

I may do 'The Immortal' manual if I feel motivated enough.

I have actually scanned a lot of manuals. I just have to compile them into PDFs. I have them as TIFF images at the moment. I am expecting to have all of these done in the coming weeks.

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Cheers niobyte I've removed Alien Fires off the list and you two decide who scans the Immortal manual

Anyway, here's the list of things needed in HOL :
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AD&D Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon - Manual
Battle Chess - Manual
Black Crypt - Manual
Brataccas - Manual
Computer Third Reich - Extras, Manual
Damocles - Manual
Dungeon Master - Everything
Dungeon Master II - Extras, Manual
Falcon - Manual
It Came From The Desert II - Manual
King's Quest V - Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! - Manual (and have a look if your disks show a different version number : http://hol.abime.net/2589/diskscan)
Lemmings - Manual (if it doesn't say 'Europe' on the cover)
Lords of Time - Manual
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra - Manual
No Greater Glory - Everything
Out of This World - Manual
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods - Manual
Sid Meier's Civilization - Manual
Silent Service II - Manual
Simon the Sorcerer (A1200 UK Version) - Manual
Starflight - Manual
Starflight II - Manual
Stratego - Manual
The Colony - Box, Extras
The Immortal - Manual
Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar - Manual
WaxWorks - Manual
Wizardry: Bane of the Cosmic Forge - Extras, Manual
Zork Trilogy - Everything
Zork Zero - Disks, Extras, Manual
Like niobyte says, you might have different disks and boxes as well, but I can't tell from here If you have some spare minutes, just have a look on HOL yourself Tim
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Old 13 August 2010, 11:43   #17
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Quick "Hello" to thughes - welcome to EAB - get all those Amigas out, clean them, set them up all over the house and love them!

Thanks for the list - going to check that out!
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Old 14 August 2010, 23:32   #18
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@TheCyberDruid - I know why you need all those manuals... they're a pain to scan!

I noticed the HoL FAQ said to send manuals as JPGs... I can do that, but my scanning software can easily turn them into PDFs. Which would you prefer?
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PDFs I'll ask Cody to clearify that manuals should be PDF
And yes, manuals are really the 'worst' kind of scans, yet they are most valueable too. You can find all sorts of extra info about the game plus it's surely most useful for people looking how to play a game. You don't have to do them all of course, I have only listed what's missing.
Thanks again Tim
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