Subject: I think these burnt resistors are why my Amiga 1000 isn’t working. Where would I get new ones?
Subject: Sorry for posting so much, but I was disassembling the floppy drive and now I can’t figure out where this goes. The disc won’t lock without it. Does anyone know where I can find a good assembly manual?
Subject: How does saving on the Amiga work?
I bought my first Amiga about a week ago. It's an old Amiga 500 that has yellowed a bit, but it came with a whole load of loose floopy disks. Some of these were labeled as savegames and seeing as im new to how these old computers work (they are way before my time), I have been a little weary about playing on the computer. Im just a little confused about how saving on these floppy disks work. Do I need to save on seperate floppy disks or can I just save on the game disks? Do you guys have any recommendations on how to use floppy disks?
Subject: History in the making: Amiga CD1200 tear down
Subject: My Amiga 500 mini praise and rant against those don't see the true value, power and potential of this new awesome affordable device.
First of all, It's not a toy. I hear this a lot from others. And frankly, this is the elitist attitude that is dividing the Amiga community. I think the Amiga community is more active now than it has ever been. Yet, I see a lot of the old guard throwing road block up after road block with their ugly comments and attitudes.
The Amiga 500 mini is very much an Amiga in spirit. It's another solution for many, in fact. the ONLY solution for most. It's very faithful to the original in what it does. And what it does, it does very well without a needed learning curve, deep pockets and or, all of the other time consuming tasks one might have to go through to get up and going.
A lot of you old guys are literally blocking the door for those of us that want to find our way back to the Amiga.
Many of you offer up suggestions that are actually not only very pricey all said and done but ugly as well. I mean, an unattractive little metal or plastic box that you have to spend, what, $500 on? Let's not talk about the learning curve needed to get it up and going which I've already mentioned.
And sure, for many Amiga guys, that's a very fun part of the experience, configuration, trial and error to get those FPGA Amiga's configured and going. For many tho, it's not.
Most people want to enjoy the Amiga games of yesterday, to re-capture those old fond Amiga memories of playing lemmings for the first time, beating GODS, being blown away by Pinball Fantasies. The incredible journey we all had playing Wings, etc etc. I was there, like many of you and I experienced all of the wonders and excitement of the Amiga. I'm 55 this Aug and was just a 20 year old kid when I got my Amiga 500.
It feels to me, seems to me that many of you forgot your DUTY to the Amiga community in the sense that somehow you've lost the spirit and solidarity of owning an Amiga. We were all friends then and we did anything we could to help each other out. I remember many many many times helping out new guys with getting them game or tow just to get them started. I did this out of pocket sometimes driving to another town. A lot of you did this back in the day, I know you did, we all did.
But, the Amiga 500 mini is a "toy" ... a "money grab" .... "ugly emulation" to a lot of you? Really? That's your attitude. You really don't see the power in this new device, this solution? The value? The incredible tool that it really is?
When I started out on the Amiga and made the trips in-state and out of state to Amiga conventions all over back in 89 - 90 - until 93 when the Amiga basically died here in America, I got to travel and make many new friends. The community was amazing then. Today, it feels splintered and divided. I feel this way from reading all of the negative comments day in and day out all over the internet.
And today, it's ugly. You have all the old "elitest" Amiga guys putting down everything and everyone if it isn't an old "real" Amiga. Well, those are very hard to get. And when you do get them, they've been opened, re-opened and then, opened again. There is a bit of gamble in the process. All of you know this is true. There is the high cost, and then there is the added time and effort in sourcing cables, a storage solution, etc. Have an old dingy looking case? That's another $100 for a new case if you want to replace it, IF, you can get one.
I love the Amiga, but honestly, and this is coming from someone that has a BRAND NEW Amiga 500, no box, BRAND NEW Amiga 1200 in the box and a brand new Amiga 4000, in the box sealed ( yes, I know the battery might have destroyed the board ) ... but I would never dare open them as it's pointless. I just want to play games and the Amiga 500 mini does that perfectly for me and many others.
To me, it's disappointing to see all the jabs, the hate really toward probably the greatest Amiga solution to come to market, ever. It's $109 I think on Amazon if they still have that $20 off coupon. You get everything you need to just go in and play the games right away, turn-key. Want to add more? Sure, it's easy as cake. Latency? There is none if you turn gaming mode on your HDMI port which most sets have these days. And I am just going to say this now, the Amiga 500 mini is very seriously polished. I mean, they did ONE HELL OF A JOB. It just works.
You should see the Amiga 500 mini in action on my LG OLED 48", it's razor sharp, colors explode and the fast latency free gaming action just comes alive. it's actually better than I remember. And sorry, I'm old school. I grew up with pixels and I still love pixels today. Does GODS look a bit like Minecraft? LOL ... maybe but boy those that Bitmap Brothers art style just explode across your eyeballs and face and the HUGE smile that it incites. I played Magic Pockets the other day for HOURS. I mean, I was in heaven.
The Amiga 500 mini is a very affordable, a FAITHFUL way back to the Amiga for those of you wanting to re-capture the magic of those days long past. The memories remain but getting an Amiga, used to be a very expensive and difficult process that many people just honestly abandoned.
Sorry for the rant but it honest breaks my heart that more of you don't ... DON'T recommend this Amiga 500 mini to more people. It's a faithful and affordable way back to the world of the Amiga. You guys shouldn't shame others about getting this Amiga 500 mini, which many many of you do. Help them get back and if they want to take it further with trying to source an original Amiga, or get into FGPAs, then make yourself free to help them then. A lot of you don't realize that your attitudes are actually keeping people away from the Amiga.
Spending $500, $800, $1,000 on an original or FGPA setup is not a real solution for most. And you guys know this full-well. Is it better, sure, in some ways, in others, it's a con, especially to old and new users of the Amiga alike.
Can some of you old crusty Amiga fuckers that don't like the Amiga 500 mini, who make a point of putting it down at every turn and corner please stop and please re-consider your stance, change your attitude and try to see the Amiga 500 mini for the amazing tool it really is? It's a wonderful invitation back, a golden ticket, a magical gateway wack to those old days we all love and cherish. the potential is just amazing in my eyes and a lot of you are missing the spirit of the Amiga here.
I can absolutely promise you that if Jay Miner was alive and kicking today, he would love the Amiga 500 mini. He would love ANYTHING Amiga relate,
Where is this rant coming from? I pointed my old friend and Amiga buddy Dave to the Amiga 500 mini on Amazon, and if you know Dave, he doesn't stop there, he goes and reads the reviews, he reads the comments here and there, reddit, forums, from videos. He comes back to me and says, wow, people really love the Amiga 500 mini on Amazon. The reviews are amazing. But, then I got on reddit, I got on the forums, I watched some of the review videos and a lot of people "hate" the Amiga 500 mini. The are saying it's a money grab, that it's emulation. I reply, well, I mean, there is probably a little bit of truth in all of that but ... do you really want to spend $500 trying to find an Amiga? Probably even more money than that. His reply was ..... "no."
Do you see what I'm trying to say here?
You old guys, the old guard. Your voices and opinions are much louder and stronger than you realize. Some of you are really HURTING the Amiga community. Did Dave buy that Amiga 500 mini? No, he didn't. He was influenced into NOT buying it. In fact, I think he has moved on from just talking to him. What a wasted opportunity.
I have VERY ... VERY thick skin. If some of you old Amiga elitests want to leave negative comments toward me and the Amiga 500 mini, go ahead. But, in doing so, you're only betraying yourself to the rest of us as someone who has lost the true meaning of the Amiga, the spirit and the solidarity we should all have for one another.
Back in the old days, I would take my plastic cases of Amiga games over to the new kids house, knock on the door, get greeted with a smile, "come on in!" and we would sit down and start playing games and before you knew it, the sun was coming up. Remember those days? I do. they were awesome.
We can't really do that anymore, but, a lot of you DO have the option of telling someone about the Amiga 500 mini.
Or, you can talk shit and stop someone from finding their way back to the Amiga.
Subject: 1990 video frame grabber. This is how we used to screenshot Amiga.
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Subject: Anyone here emulate on a Mac? Is FS UAE the only option?
As per title, I'm well used to WinUAE and Amiga Forever but I want to use my Mac for some Amiga gaming - is FS UAE the only option? I have used it on Linux before, seems good but lacked a few of the features of WINUAE.
Subject: Giana Sisters Special Edition
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Subject: Amiga 3000 tower no chip ram p2
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Subject: A608 Mini....where/when?
I've been waiting on amigastore.eu to restock this board for months, but unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any stock coming. I know with the chip shortage, things like this have become more difficult to buy. Is there anywhere at all in the EU I can order one?
Subject: Home computer format dead?
You think that home computers like C64, ZX, CPC, ST, Amiga completely died and be never resurrected?
Think about it: It comes with physical keyboard, it can be used for writing homework, some light education, teaching programming, DTP to do students magazine.
no data hard drive, just OS. That’s important, no permanent internal data storage for data which can go wrong and all data lost. Possible loss is limited to single disk. Today we would have USB disks, no floppy.
Music is very important for young people. Have midi in, out, mic XLR, line in, 4x single channel line outs. Can be used as synth.
Some physical medium so people can exchange data and programs face to face, not just torrent everything.
We have formats like raspberry, iPad, Nintendo switch, PlayStation consoles but home computers disappeared. You can buy tiny windows like Intel NUC, so small hardware is here but software is boring general purpose OS.
Subject: Building Amiga Tower
I have done searches here, youtube and search engines but just cannot find a definitive guide to putting either an Amiga A500/A600 or A1200 into a Tower or other "PC" case.
Can anyone please point me to a resource that shows how it is done?
Also I don't mean the custom made Elbox or whatever
Notes from Reddit on Amiga OS commands application/octet-stream
Subject: Amiga 1000 disc drive replacement
I think after tampering with my internal disc drive, I think it’s beyond being able to be repaired by me. What would be the most affordable disc drive replacement and where would I find one online?
Subject: New to Amiga, a bit confused about Amiga OS 4, Mister, Vampire, Hyperion
Hello, sorry in advance for my ignorance as I am still learning about much of this
If I understand correctly, the original "Amiga" was an independent company initially taken over by Commodore or C= and sold various systems such as the Amiga 1000 first, then the 500 as a cost cut 1000 but with many similar features, the 500+, 600, cd32, 1200 and then the various 2000, 3000, 4000 for more production
Amiga and the parent company C= fell apart in 94 due to the poor management of marketing, executives and Mehdi Ali.
After all of this fell apart, it sounds like Amiga went through multiple sales or was fragmented into different companies such as kickstart, AmigaOS, the trademarks etc.
The recent history was Hyperion was licensed by a company granted the IP, trademarks and the distribution rights to kickstart and AmigaOS to develop OS4 but took a long time to develop and now the community is split between those who want a future development siding with Hyperion and those into preservation with Cloanto.
I guess now where I am confused is
Who actually owns Amiga, like the hardware, the name, the old assets? Like if Cloanto owns it why wasnt the A500 mini allowed to use the name or logo or the operating system?
What happened to the relaunched Amiga towers? I think it was a company called A-EON? I remember hearing about them years ago and they were really expensive and exotic looking
What are all these various projects like Vampire V4, FPGA, AROS, Apollo?
What is the new development pushing for? Is it running old games or to specialize in media development or AAA titles? Something open like Linux?
Whats the deal with version numbers? I see some marked as later versions that look more complex than others or different release dates, is this related to Hyperion and Cloanto?
Mind you I have been reading forums like crazy the last 2 weeks so if I am missing something let me know. Thanks.
Subject: ⚽| MUNDIAL DE FUTBOL 2030 | FASE FINAL | ESPAÑA | ESPAÑOL | COMENTADO | ...
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Subject: Which Amiga game could be ported / remade today and still hook people?
I wave a magic wand and grant you any Amiga game you want, updated for 2023, right there on Steam. Which game and what updates?
Subject: Which game had the most memorable intro/loading screen?
Another World? Cannon Fodder? Gods? Lotus? Something else? What sticks in your mind?
I have a memory of running out the room to get family and friends to marvel at the disk swap animation with me of Barbarian 2 lol.
Subject: Kickstart question
Hi all, I've an Amiga 600 that I'd like to update with a few modern upgrades....nothing special, just something like an A608 Mini for 8MB fast ram, and a 1MB chip ram adapter, plus some compact flash goodness for whd load games. I'd like to keep it relatively period authentic, and not upgrade it too heavily.
My question relates to kickstarts...currently it's got the basic stock 2.0 kickroms installed, and i figure I'll need to upgrade that to enable cf/hdd support etc....im just unsure what the difference is between 3.1 and 3.x
Can anyone advise what the difference is, and if there's a preferred option for my use case?
Subject: Where there ever any alternative OSes for stock Amigas, back in the day (1986-1995?)
I always disliked the GUI for Workbench and in later years wondered if there was ever a "Windows" equivalent to the the Mac like WB
I also wondered if there were alternative OS for Amiga back then? I recall a faint memory of UNIX but dunno what else.