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[#] Thu Aug 04 2022 09:52:16 MST from rss <>

Subject: Anyone remember (or was a member of) Special Reserve?

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[#] Thu Aug 04 2022 22:40:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Getting a PAL A500 to work in the US

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Hi everyone,

Like many of you, the Amiga was a huge part of my childhood. I bought an A500 with my communion money in 1989, but eventually grew out of it and sold it for a pitiful amount of money, monitor, games and all. I never really knew how it worked, I just knew I’d put the floppy on the drive, wait for the game to load and play. Fast forward a few decades, and I bought one for a pretty good price. No monitor, though. So here’s my question:

I’m visiting my family in France, the A500 is a PAL version. I’m planning on taking it back with me to the US. What do I need once I’m there? Of course, either get a US power supply, or use a power converter for use in a 120V/60Hz circuit, but what else? A thorough recap, maybe? What about a VGA mod (if such a thing exists)? I have so many questions but I don’t know where to start. Thanks for your help!

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[#] Tue Aug 09 2022 13:54:55 MST from rss <>

Subject: How to make a videogame for an Amiga?

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Hi everyone! I'm bored so I thought that I should make a videogame for my Amiga 500. I'm not sure if there is a program on Amiga 500 in which I would program the game... I just know that it has to fit on a floppy. How can I program it?

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[#] Wed Aug 10 2022 00:07:03 MST from rss <>

Subject: Stripped screw in my 1200

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The previous owner of my 1200 apparently used a wacky screw, and it's stripped. Because of the recessed hole I can't get in with plyers. I'm worried about using a screw extractor. Anyone have any ideas?

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[#] Wed Aug 10 2022 09:14:55 MST from rss <>

Subject: 1st Fracture - Amiga Junglism/tEiS/XSM/Spot

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[#] Wed Aug 10 2022 19:29:44 MST from rss <>

Subject: Scratching that itch - Being satisfied with modern amiga

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Hey all,

I wanted to start a discussion that has probably happened many times before but I am curious how you all have finally scratched your itch to a satisfactory point? My journey started with an Amiga 500 after saving money to upgrade from a C64. Abandonded Amiga in college when I went Unix based and then Linux as a professional.

I wanted to get back into Amiga now that I am older to relive the childhood but can't quite get there yet. I started with WinUAE and that did okay to play some games.

After a few years I went the FPG route with a minimig core. I love the MiSTer but still want the real thing. It played exactly the same but the feel is/was off.

I then bought an Amiga 1000 with a 1084 monitor but that isn't what finally scratched it for me. My unit didn't come with a proper keyboard (ARGGH!) so I am using a non-standard amiga keyboard.

I then realized maybe it was the mouse and keyboard so I ordered the kickstarters for the new keyboard and tank mouse.

I also ordered the PA248QV monitor for my mister setup thinking if I have that and a proper keyboard/mouse it will be good.

I should have just bought a proper A1200 out of the gate. :( Curious what others are doing to get the real feel. I guess the only way to really get it is buy using the machines in their orginal format. No gotek etc.

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[#] Wed Aug 10 2022 20:40:27 MST from rss <>

Subject: Faulty PSU?

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When I turn on the PSU for my Amiga 1200 it will not start. I hear a high pitch noise from the PSU.

It is the original PSU model PSM-501-2.

Do I have to replace it? I need a EU plug - is this a good alternative?


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[#] Wed Aug 10 2022 20:59:39 MST from rss <>

Subject: Accelerator card kits/PCBs

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Hey, Does anyone know of any accelerator cards for the A500 that you can get as a PCB like you can with the A500++ or reamiga 1200?

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[#] Thu Aug 11 2022 14:21:08 MST from rss <>

Subject: NetBSD now supports the Commodore Amiga

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[#] Thu Aug 11 2022 18:48:33 MST from rss <>

Subject: I’m looking to get my dads old amiga appraised and this seems like a good place to start

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My dad was a huge Amiga fan and kept this beast going for 20+ years. Im not looking to sell it quite yet but I was hoping you guys could give me an idea of what it’s worth.

It’s temperamental but generally works. Includes:

  • Amiga commodore 4000/040

-Commodore 1084 monitor

  • Picasso IV graphics card

  • Around 200+ floppies with games and programs

  • 3 different types of joysticks

  • Keyboard, mouse, and various other cables, fans, drives, and replacement parts and the

  • Original box for the commodore and graphics card.

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[#] Thu Aug 11 2022 18:46:56 MST from rss <>

Subject: New to Amiga: after all, what is that? i want to use!

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So i am a IT professional, web designer, front end dev etc, i have also a lot of experience with Linux, and i wanted to use as a daily driver something that is neither windows or linux, and ofc not mac, i studied a lot about AROS, Icaris, Openindiana, Solaris, Haiku etc, i dont want to use something like Haiku because its in Beta, Openindiana seems temptatin, but i wanted to test something like Amiga, the only thing that i want besides office programs and text editors, are a good web browser, that for what i know most amigas dont have things like firefox in newer versions, and i need a good browser because 80% of what i do in internet requieres, btw my question is, how do i get Amiga or something based on Amiga, and should i use as my daily driver?

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[#] Thu Aug 11 2022 20:12:00 MST from rss <>

Subject: Blazing Thunder - last boss & ending - a budget shmup

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[#] Thu Aug 11 2022 20:47:25 MST from rss <>

Subject: A500 1mb chip ram upgrade to physical jumper

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I’ve got the rev 6.a board etc and want to make the mod in such a way I can easily revert. I’ve found examples where people have added a switch to each jumper, then drilled out their case, I don’t want to do this.

I don’t like making assumptions. If I remove the solder are there through holes under them?

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[#] Fri Aug 12 2022 00:55:15 MST from rss <>

Subject: The ground cable from my a500’s keyboard to case has been torn by a previous owner. Does this matter

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[#] Fri Aug 12 2022 07:00:24 MST from rss <>

Subject: Ravi Abbott, "Downfall Amiga, after Commodore" - This video is a Long Cut of Ravi Abbott's videos about the downfall of the Amiga Computer and what happened with Commodore UK’s future plans, and the period of time Escom and Gateway 2000 owned the Amiga Computer.

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[#] Fri Aug 12 2022 11:54:36 MST from rss <>

Subject: Attempting to fix a non working 3640 but a replacement dmac for the tower

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[#] Sat Aug 13 2022 13:46:06 MST from rss <>

Subject: Handheld options for Amiga emulation?

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[#] Sat Aug 13 2022 13:39:53 MST from rss <>

Subject: A page fron my retrogaming album project. Printed high-definition, full color on max quality glossy paper. Expensive but satisfying result. Screenshots of my walkthrough gameplay for tons of different computer/console games from 1983 to 1993.

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[#] Sat Aug 13 2022 16:25:23 MST from rss <>

Subject: 1084SP1 Power Button Not Staying in Place.

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[#] Sun Aug 14 2022 00:10:45 MST from rss <>

Subject: what is the single best piece of music the Amiga produced?No CD games, that's cheating.

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