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Old 31 October 2015, 15:10   #1
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Hello. Adding the 500 to my collection.

Hello.. I have a Amiga 500 (1 meg upgrade) on order for the end of November. i had one of these in the late 80's and really enjoyed the pd demos. I have taken a few years to collect a computers and consoles from all generations and still have some way to go. No collection would be complete without the mighty Amiga. I remember as a child going into our local computer shop and seeing the walking cat demo, I was blown away!
Can i still buy old pd demos? and how should i upgrade my 500 so i can load newer stuff? I am by no means a programmer and i don't pretend to be. I just love to watch the Amiga running demos. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old 31 October 2015, 21:23   #2
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Disks may be hard to come by
and not very reliable (media or drives)

Consider a Gotek Drive
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The Euroscene 1 and 2 CDs contain bunch of demos in LHA and DMS compressed format demos. DMS is a disk compressed image.
Aminet is an excellent source of demos.
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i had one of these in the late 80's and really enjoyed the pd demos.
Proof that if you were a Euro gamer back in the Eighties, you must have owned an Amiga.
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Old 01 November 2015, 09:18   #5
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Dan Wood of Kookytech fame has created some excellent videos on upgrading classic Miggies. Welcome to the fold.
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Old 01 November 2015, 20:13   #6
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Thank you all for your replys. Yes B14ck W01f i loved my a500, used to play the "coma" demo over and over!
Ok ill chase up all the advice given. Thank you
 
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Thank you all for your replys. Yes B14ck W01f i loved my a500, used to play the "coma" demo over and over!
Ok ill chase up all the advice given. Thank you
This said, rather than a Gotek drive (which I personally do not like) you could also use a Compact Flash (CF) card as a hard drive and install everything on it rather than "emulating" floppies with the Gotek.
I personally find this much more appealing and it still allows you to use the original floppy drive whenever you need it.
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This said, rather than a Gotek drive (which I personally do not like) you could also use a Compact Flash (CF) card as a hard drive and install everything on it rather than "emulating" floppies with the Gotek.
I personally find this much more appealing and it still allows you to use the original floppy drive whenever you need it.
True, but he only has a 500 --- and IDE options for it are expensive.
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I would definitely consider Kippers 8mb card with the CF HD. I highly recommend it.....

http://kipper2k.com/a500fastmem.html
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True, but he only has a 500 --- and IDE options for it are expensive.
If one can wait for the around-end-of-year ACA500 then it will not be so expensive.
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