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View Poll Results: What do you mainly do with your miggy?
Gaming 28 59.57%
Office work 1 2.13%
Music creation 1 2.13%
Graphics 2 4.26%
Coding 3 6.38%
Other? (say what) 12 25.53%
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Old 18 December 2002, 01:30   #21
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Hey! Not so fast!

why not some nice torture before that?

Bloody right you are, Monsieur Softy
I think I'll scratch his beloved Subaru with my keys, then poop on its hood.

And that's for starters
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Old 18 December 2002, 01:56   #22
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Big grin

Hum...
But you do not want to see MY 1200...

I feel sad for him sometimes!
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Old 18 December 2002, 03:05   #23
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I use mine for games, but in an unusual situation:

I took an old Double Dragon arcade machine, ripped out the game board, hooked an A2000 to the monitor + joysticks + speakers, etc. and connected an A1200 to the A2000 using a null modem cable and video through a genlock in the A2000.

The A2000 loads and plays games from its hard drive using a joystick controlled menu. The A1200 plays MP3s (converted to IFF 8SVX) and AVI animations (converted to HAM ANIM5) while the games play.

Xenon2 looks great while playing the game with the 'real' Bomb the Bass sountrack with its 2 layer paralax graphics + the asteroid scene with the millenium falcon from 'The Empire Strikes Back' looping in the background. Deluxe Galaga is interesting as well (the black space background is replaced with various movie scenes). Giana Sisters plays with Aerosmiths 'Dude looks like a lady' as the background soundtrack

Actually It was more fun building and modifying the system than playing the games themselves.

The next step is to see if an old sit-down Afterburner cabinet can be converted to run Stunt Car Racer complete with working hydraulics
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Old 18 December 2002, 03:08   #24
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Gary, that's a bloody nice and interesting installation!
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Old 18 December 2002, 05:02   #25
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Nice one gary! I was thinking of doing exactly the same thing, any tips and tricks I should watch out for if I were to do this project myself.

btw, did the double dragon arcade machine work? If so, thats a bit of a shame to tear it apart like that ... played that games heaps in the good old days.
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Old 18 December 2002, 10:18   #26
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Convert pr0n images to amiga-formats and w*nk...

Hohoo.. sorry...couldn't... resist... the... urge...

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Old 18 December 2002, 10:44   #27
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Well i use my amiga for alot of things, but at the moment it is collecting dust just like the other 43 of them.

I hope i get some time to kickstart her ass up soon.
You have 43 Amiga's!??

:eek
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Old 18 December 2002, 10:51   #28
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@Miggy2TheMax

Double Dragon worked for awhile but eventually died. It was a crap game anyway, especially compared to the variety of Amiga games that could be played instead.

Hints on hooking up an Amiga to an arcade machine, the hardest part is finding on old working cabinet:
1. Make sure it is a low-res monitor (the Commando/DoubleDragon era)
2. Make sure the screen & joysticks work properly (especially the screen)
3. Try to get the pinouts of the cables inside for the monitor (to save you some time)
4. Try to get a cabinet with 2 joysticks (for 2 player games)

Apart from that it is VERY straight forward, no circuits necessary, just connect the wires:
Amiga monitor: Red, Green, Blue, Hsync, Vsync
Arcade mon: Red, Green, Blue, Sync (HSync + Vsync)

Joysticks + buttons are usually 4 directions and digital just like Amiga joysticks.

You'll want a small amplifier to connect the Amigas sound output to the speaker(s).

If you don't have a hard drive, replace the coinslot with the internal floppy drive, power on, insert disk (instead of coin) and off you go.

Battle Squadron was made for this
Speedball 2 goes down well at parties.
Deluxe Galaga is good for people who just want to play the good old straight forward shoot'em'up.
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Old 18 December 2002, 17:05   #29
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Tis easy to find the pinouts for a JAMMA rig... Just check sites like ArcadeAtHome for starters, and you are set.

I plan to build a cabinet next year, hopefully I'll make it modular enough to take most any machne into it (plus arcade boards of course )
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@Pyromania

If you read the post again you will notice that i actually have 44.

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Old 19 December 2002, 02:41   #31
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Thanks for the quick howto gary, much appreciated. Now its time for me to look for an arcade box, I've noticed that they are selling on ebay, but everybody wants too much for them, I wouldn't mind buying a broken one.

Cheers for the link Akira!
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Old 19 December 2002, 12:04   #32
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Err, dumping disks...
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Old 19 December 2002, 12:33   #33
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lol @ faith.

Well, nowadays I pray for my dear Miggy's safety, in the hands of a family who have not experienced computers before.
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That arcade-amiga sounds mad as fook! i never heard of anyone fitting a miggy to one... its always pc's and mame!

@gary: How much did the cab cost?
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Old 20 December 2002, 05:12   #35
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@Electroblaster:

The cab(s) I've found cost $100(AUD) I guess thats around 45 pounds these days? The trick is to try and find one where the cabinet is in good condition but the game inside is utter crap. One of those I found was a really bad Rolling Thunder clone (called Ranger -something-). The people selling classic games like Galaga/Galaxians/Pacman usually ask for a lot more ($1000+). Try your local classifieds under 'amusement/arcade'
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cheers bud i will hunt for one! have you got any pictures of your cab and how the amigas are connected?
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Old 20 December 2002, 13:01   #37
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I use my miggy for:-

Gaming,Emails,browsing the web,downloading from bippym's FTP site,chatting to my msn and icq buddies using jabberwocky.


Oh and i forgot watching coronation street and eastenders
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Old 20 December 2002, 13:39   #38
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90% gaming, which may be further broken down to 90% SWOS, 10% other games.

10% everything else net surfing, doodling with PPaint, playing MP3s, using SWOSEd.

Virtually 0% trying to fix hardware/software 'issues'.
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Old 20 December 2002, 13:43   #39
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Mine gathers dust too. Message boards just take up too much of my time to play games now days. And plus, it seems more fun to reminisce than actually do.
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That arcade-amiga sounds mad as fook! i never heard of anyone fitting a miggy to one... its always pc's and mame!
What I find terrific is that this is no ordinary Amiga arcade cabinet... the way gary hooked it up is absolutely fucking lunatic...

Job well done
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