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Old 24 June 2011, 15:37   #1
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Hi!

'bout time I put up an introduction.

I'm new to the eab, but not new to Amigas. I have owned Amigas since 1993 when I bought an A600. That soon got upgraded to a 1200!!

My mate introduced me to the Amiga scene in 1990 when he had an A1000 and we used to play Bubble Bobble till the early hours on many occasion. It's still my favourite game on the Amiga ever! (And my wifes!)

I have been playing with Amigas ever sincce and up until 2002 I had a somewhat expanded 1200 as my main machine, doing everything I needed. Unfortunately, I had to sell that to buy a windoze box so my kids could have 100% compatability with school etc.

Still, I kept a load of other Amigas, and bits I had aquired over the years and am now coming to the end of my latest project, my A1200L. A laptop 1200. Yeah, I know it's been done before, I have done it myself before, but this one is a bit different from what I have seen before.

A1200 with 040/40 32Mb
Slim laptop CD
Slim laptop floppy
4GB CF hard drive
12" colour TFT
Slimline PS2/USB keybpard
Track pad / optional external mouse
Audio mixer and amplifier combining native and CD audio
PCMCIA CF adapter for file transfers
PCMCIA wireless card
PCMCIA RJ45 LAN card

Currently it works on mains supply only but I will be fitting a battery soon for true portability, even if it is only for 20-30 minutes!

There you go, thats me in a nutshell!
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Old 24 June 2011, 16:08   #2
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Pics or gtfo!!!

I kid I kid, welcome madman!
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Old 24 June 2011, 18:12   #3
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No worries, I have to pull it apart again soon to do some more mods I found on here so I'll get the camera out then!
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Old 24 June 2011, 18:53   #4
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Welcome madman...

Liking the mod, we need the hardware pr0n... Give us the photos sounds like a nice set-up

Bubble bobble is one of my favourites, I have played it on the DS more recently and know every level inside and out and normally get to the treasure rooms, I have broken the top 5 score on TG!

Anyway welcome again!!!
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Old 24 June 2011, 20:19   #5
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welcome mate,
another vote for pics ,sounds like a decent setup you have there
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Old 24 June 2011, 21:11   #6
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I'll get some pics up as soon as I can! Promise!
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I'll get some pics up as soon as I can! Promise!
Cool...

What other amigas do you have?
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Old 24 June 2011, 22:00   #8
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Right now, just 1 more 1200 motherboard and 2 600 motherboards and a whole load of spare bits.

I very much regret selling off my old 1200 tower, it had everything in it! Mediater-ed up all the way. Just was too awkward for the kids to use for school studies. Too much converting to MS Office and the web browsing just wasn't good enough. I think now though, looking at today's prices it would cost me twice as much to replace it as I sold it for!
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Old 24 June 2011, 22:16   #9
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Old 24 June 2011, 22:22   #10
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Right now, just 1 more 1200 motherboard and 2 600 motherboards and a whole load of spare bits.

I very much regret selling off my old 1200 tower, it had everything in it! Mediater-ed up all the way. Just was too awkward for the kids to use for school studies. Too much converting to MS Office and the web browsing just wasn't good enough. I think now though, looking at today's prices it would cost me twice as much to replace it as I sold it for!
Yeah, I think have spent more on amiga stuff last year than I did back in the day, although now I can afford it, back then paper rounds paid just enough for blank disks
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Old 25 June 2011, 11:12   #11
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I've found an old photo of the early stages of the build. I have since, changed the case to a smaller one and rationalised the wiring somewhat.

I'll take some more pictures soon.
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Old 14 July 2011, 15:42   #12
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WOW! That is one MAD Miggy setup!! Love it
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Old 14 July 2011, 18:43   #13
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Hi madman and welcome.
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Old 14 July 2011, 22:17   #14
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Cheers guys, I'll start a hardware thread soon, I have taken a few more pictures of the build, which is just about done now.
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