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Old 08 September 2010, 17:26   #1
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Is it possible to use A500 CD drive for games?

Is it possible to attach a CD drive to A500 and play games and such from a CD?
 
Old 08 September 2010, 17:41   #2
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Yes. However depending on the configuration of your A500, it might not live up to your expectations.
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Old 08 September 2010, 22:25   #3
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Yes, eg A570 is external CDROM (bootable!)

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...iki/Amiga_A570
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Old 08 September 2010, 22:33   #4
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Could you set/patch HD games on a CD to save to floppy?
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Old 09 September 2010, 01:51   #5
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Try WHDLoad with a legal key to install it on your HD, if you have one.
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Old 09 September 2010, 08:49   #6
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Could you set/patch HD games on a CD to save to floppy?
In theory : yes, but I don't see why one would want that. Even if someone bothers to convert a game that isn't available on floppies already, you'll just end with a lot of floppies and swapping. HDs or CFs aren't that expensive that it's worth the hassle
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HDs or CFs aren't that expensive that it's worth the hassle
claim valid only for 600/1200/3000/4000 - CDTV/CD32/500/2000 are without anything that can be used for HDD/CF connection - what is worse A570 can be easier to buy (for reasonable price) than HDD controller for A500 for example.
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Old 09 September 2010, 11:08   #8
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I was just curious to whether it was possible.

If it were relatively simple, it would be semi-useful for my CD32 + floppy drive. Games that require loads of floppies and too much RAM for WHDload may benefit from it all being on CD but saving to the floppy drive.
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Old 09 September 2010, 11:11   #9
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Most AmigaCD games that aren't available on floppy are at least AGA (which rules out 3 of the 4 no-go models you mentioned). Anyway, which game(s) are you thinking about?

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It's not trivial (like just copying the files over) to do it. Someone would have to really patch the game to work from floppies.
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Old 09 September 2010, 11:44   #10
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If you fit the 2Mbyte Fast-RAM upgrade to the A570 when used with 2Mbyte Chip RAM A500+ it will play almost any ECS WHDload game from CD.

Certainly cheaper than a SCSI hard drive but if you can buy (and upgrade) a GVP HD8+ you'll enjoy that much more.
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