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Old 27 November 2022, 22:52   #1
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Floppy disk Hai from sunny Weymouth

Hello all. I am in sunny Weymouth (south Dorset, UK).

I have been an Amigan since the A1000 seduced me in 1989! I have had all but the A3000 since then, but sold my beloved A4000/040 in 2005.

Now I have the Amiga bug again as a few of my siblings also have the nostalgia bug for some gaming (Dynablaster, Micro Machines, Lords of Chaos, Lotus II, Stunt Car Racer etc).

I am running Batocera on my Celeron laptop. Have had a wonderful couple of days playing with it's vast configs, and had a few whoopsies (my excuse is that I am on lots of meds and Morphine too ) I just love tinkering and enjoy the challenges.

I am saving to grab me a nice refurbed 1200 when I have enough coin. (Yeh I am still playing The Witcher 3 on my PC).

I am always open to throwing my opinions in when peeps need help and am never shy about asking my own questions too,

I am mad about Gaming on the PC and on the Amiga. I have four kittys and a flight simulator mad husband.

See you in the forums folks

Rachel
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Old 27 November 2022, 23:53   #2
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Welcome back Rachel
Amiga rocks!
Me and a friend play just like you, Micro Machines quite a lot. Never get tired of it
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Old 28 November 2022, 00:09   #3
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Welcome back Rachel
Amiga rocks!
Me and a friend play just like you, Micro Machines quite a lot. Never get tired of it
4 player MM racing around the loo seat is just too damned funny to ever forget
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Old 28 November 2022, 07:54   #4
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Welcome to EAB, Rachel Enjoy your stay!
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Old 28 November 2022, 08:29   #5
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Welcome!

I never knew about Batocera. I'll have to read more into it.
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Old 28 November 2022, 11:07   #6
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Old 28 November 2022, 12:11   #7
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Welcome to the forum !
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Old 28 November 2022, 12:11   #8
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Welcome!

I never knew about Batocera. I'll have to read more into it.
Took me a while to get it fully whipped into submission, but its a nice setup. The UI is nice and it supports a huge range of emulation options. Currently I am colllecting a few roms for the Gamecube and PS3. I like how its designed to run off s USB stick and I have been testing it for a couple of days now on my Celeron N4005 laptop (4GB DDR4, and an eMMC 64GB), which is nothing special.

I am so stoked with its performance that I am thinking of installing on a fresh Nvme disk in my PC (which is a bit of a beast and is hooked up to my 4K TV).

Further and further down the rabbit hole I go….
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Old 29 November 2022, 01:00   #9
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Batocera is a great emu OS/package. Set it up on old i5 box and runs nicely

And curses, there I was thinking you meant Weymouth, Auckland, New Zealand Was going to say "whoop, another kiwi!? But nope. Just another Brit (Jokes... my father is a scouser)
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Old 30 November 2022, 15:10   #10
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Welcome Rachel!

You should check out the radio rallies as they sometimes have computers (I picked up a working Plus/4 for £40 and there was an Amiga 1200 for £120 at the rally near me I went to at Princethorpe
A few examples here: https://www.nationalhamfest.org.uk/
http://www.g4rga.org.uk/All.html
I love Weymouth and have been a few times as well as getting my RYS sailing one with the sea cadets there in 1993!
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