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Old 12 May 2011, 00:31   #1
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Since joining EAB.....

Since joining The English Board what is the best thing you have learned (within the Amiga scene)?

for me it's probably that i discovered that you can get the CD32 version (which is heavily updated) of Frontier: Elite II to fit on a floppy disk (with help from stingray)

now that sounds pretty boring, i know, but Frontier was the last Amiga game that had me really hooked. It consumed my waking life and i have some great memories of it... infact i still play today

i also liked to make up compilations of apps and games, i mucked about creating menus in AMOSPro, drawing icons in DpaintIV and using protracker to add some BGM

so creating the Special Edition version in 2011 and going on to play a (new)old game is Amiga Heaven

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Old 12 May 2011, 00:33   #2
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Old 12 May 2011, 00:36   #3
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Easy, WHDLoad Oh and 'The Zone!' of course
Getting 'behind the scene' of many Amiga related topics, meeting the makers, and a lot more that happens here (e.g. lost games turning up, full shareware versions supplied by the authors etc etc). EAB seems like the place where it happens in (classic) Amiga terms, simple as that
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Old 12 May 2011, 00:38   #4
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Old 12 May 2011, 00:44   #5
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where abouts in Worthing do you live? I live in Bevendean, Brighton.
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Old 12 May 2011, 00:46   #6
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Old 12 May 2011, 01:50   #7
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Best thing is easily the CF-IDE adapters and using CF cards as hard drives.
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Old 12 May 2011, 02:06   #8
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Old 12 May 2011, 02:15   #9
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I discovered that there was a community of Amiga fans that actually had an opinion and passion about things. Rather than been told how to feel and what they think of things. A community of people that know how to have have a laugh. And a community that I know I can get reliable help and information from.
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Old 12 May 2011, 05:03   #10
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Learning about amiga HDDs and roms/wb after 1.3.
I never had any experience with either before joining here.

I just had an a1000 with floppy disks and some extra ram "back in the day" (tm)
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Old 12 May 2011, 06:04   #11
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That there are people elsewhere who still think things like A-Max are kual...

And much much more...

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Old 12 May 2011, 06:07   #12
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I actually learned pretty much everthing I know about using (and modding) Amiga's from hanging around here as I brought my first ever Amiga after talking to a few nice people on this site a couple of years back
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Old 12 May 2011, 11:22   #13
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I learned that I knew of only about half of the games that actually exist for the platform. I learned just how genius the hardware design was of the Amiga. I learned that Amiga users are persistent buggers!

And I finally learned what those flashing colors were when booting a cracked game
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Best thing is easily the CF-IDE adapters and using CF cards as hard drives.
Same this was a total revelation for me, I struggled to find decent IDE 2.5" hard drives but a CF card was a piece of cake (apart from the MaxTransfer issues!)

So quiet, yet so fast!
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Old 12 May 2011, 11:50   #15
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I pretty much didn't know anything about the Amiga until I browsed this forum (which was way before I joined).

I was the only person I knew with an Amiga other than my Uncle. Sad times.
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Old 12 May 2011, 11:53   #16
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I learned that when you come to this forum to sell your Amiga stuff that you don't really want to sell it, its just a cry for help

Oh and Classic Workbench Rocks
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Old 12 May 2011, 13:22   #17
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I learned, that their are fellow Amiga freaks in the world, .
Djay, you have been hanging around for 10 years, .

EAB is my favorite Amiga Site, have to say.
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EAB is where I come to first thing in the morning, catch up on all the news that interests me oh and some times ppl let me ribbit too I like that
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Since joining eab I have emptied out my bank account and had to sell a kidney, I blame my parents for getting my old a500 out of the loft when the moved house..
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corrr kidneys I think I have one spare how much do you think I could get for it ??
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