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Commodore Amiga owners thread!

Discussion in 'Retro Gaming and Vintage Computing' started by mistersprinkles, 21 Oct 2016.

  1. phatboy

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Dec 2004

    Posts: 7,156

    Location: Oxfordshire

    The things you can do with Amiga's if you have deep enough pockets is really quite impressive stuff! Guy at work has put thousands into what was his 1200. now in a custom Kickstarter case, massive CPU board + extra memory, full web capability, USB support etc etc. It nuts. I think that his processor board was like £6-700

    if you get the correct expansion PCI cards are a total possibility, believe its the 1200, 3000 and 4000 that can do them. Think that his last tower AmigaPC build was running a FX5200 or R9250

    Please see can of worms below lol
    How install a Voodoo 3 graphics card and Mediator bus board in a towered Amiga 1200 - YouTube
     
  2. Cavallino

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Dec 2004

    Posts: 14,466

    Location: Hampshire

    Quick scour on ebay I'm flabbergasted at the price of A500 now! Hundreds of £!
    Even for manky yellow ones!

    Incredible. Not sure whats happened in the recent past, they were dirt cheap for a long time...
     
  3. Guest2

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 May 2009

    Posts: 17,490

    Damn, never was was A500+ like that :D


    I know, the 'retro' and price surge seems to happen to hardware around the 25 year old mark.
     
  4. phatboy

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Dec 2004

    Posts: 7,156

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Thank you for the reminder to chase something, I sent off my A600 board for repair 2 years ago and it was deemed beyond repair along with my brand new BIOS chips and 4mb expansion. Said he would send it back and he would invoice me for £25, Never heard or seen it since.

    Have the original Weird, Wild and Wicked box with PSU, the system plastics etc. all just sat here.
     
  5. DD_Crash

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Jan 2021

    Posts: 344

    Location: North Wales

    I always wanted an A4000. I just wish that Commodore hand messed up so bad. Amiga Format was my favourite read and I still prefer Amiga OS to windows. I cant see why Bill Gates didnt copy the OS to a RAM disc like the Ami did. Stupid Windows copying gigabytes of temporary files everywhere.
     
  6. Digital X

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 May 2013

    Posts: 9,906

    Location: Kent.

    Finally unboxed the Amiga 500 Plus I bought after several months of sitting here. I now have 4 Amigas lol.

    A500, 2x500 Plus and A1200 that needs a new keyboard.

    My addiction knows no bounds!

    Next up is to buy another of the same desk my TV sits on and put it next to it in an L shape. If anyone knows of any self standing shelves or something that can hold several Amiga's at once (like on top of each other in shelf fashion) let me know.

    All the PSU's I have are the original, looking to upgrade them to this https://www.ami64.com/product-page/replacement-amiga-power-supply-new-design
     
  7. Rebel=UK=

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Sep 2003

    Posts: 2,359

    Dug the amigas out and took a picture, working on getting them all recapped so far only the cd32 is done, but once the all done will be buying a gotek, also a found this expansion in the 500, anyone know what it is?

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  8. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,713

    512k memory expansion.
     
  9. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: 19 May 2012

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

  10. Ravenger

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jul 2010

    Posts: 3,722

    I still have my Amiga 1000, but sans monitor unfortunately. I gave away the monitor as it was faulty -the scart socket was broken, and there was literally a dead pixel in the phosphor - something I've never seen on a CRT before or since.
     
  11. Neil79

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Sep 2006

    Posts: 35,603

    Location: On Ocuk

    My Amiga 1200 has come such a long way from its humble white beginnings!

    Black Keycaps
    Black Case
    ACA 25mhz 128mb Accelerator
    Gotek drive
    8CF HD Installed ( Lots of AGA games and Demos )
    Blue LED HD/Floppy light
    Hard Keyboard Membrane

    [​IMG]

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  12. Rannoch

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    Joined: 15 Apr 2012

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    Location: Rannoch

    Going to have a rummage in my parents attic tomorrow. I’m sure there’s 3 x 500, various tape decks, loads of games. I know there’s a boxed C64 with masses of games and 48K Spectrum.
     
  13. Rannoch

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    @Neil79 that black case looks awesome.
     
  14. Neil79

    Caporegime

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    Location: On Ocuk

    Cheers! Not much else to do to it really, I suppose a faster accelerator! - Would love a black monitor though, would look the part
     
  15. Rannoch

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    Location: Rannoch


    Been such a long time since I played with an Amiga. My brother gave me his when he got a 486. It Came from the Desert was one I remember, played Pinball Dreams and Fantasies for days on end.
     
  16. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2003

    Posts: 33,961

    Location: Wiltshire

    That black case looks great.
     
  17. JohnG7

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    Joined: 22 Jul 2020

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    I am emptying my mothers home (recently deceased) and my C Plus/4 / C64 and Amiga 1200 are in the loft (dry/heated by hot pipes) and all worked last time I checked in early 2001 just before I got a PC so I hopefully they still work.
     
  18. GeX

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    Joined: 17 Dec 2002

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    Location: Manchester

    The capactitors in that A1200 have probably leaked
     
  19. Aegis

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Sep 2009

    Posts: 275

    Location: London

    Hah! Just found this thread :D loved my old Amigas (500, 1200, 4000, CD32) - sadly I don't have any of them any more :( I'm getting one of Stephen Jones' Checkmate 1500 Mini cases with an UnAmiga ITX FPGA board - anyone else here getting one? (Or a Mistix!)
     
  20. GeX

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    Location: Manchester

    I have a full sized Checkmate case, and an A500++ board to go in it that I've not built up. I also have an RGB2HDMI and Pistorm to go in that once it's built :D