Happy 30th Birthday Amiga and Atari ST!

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  1. Extraordinary

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    Did anyone else have their Amiga online?
     
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    ^^^Yeap, i had it online in the storage cupboard, but then i had to move it to get the line out from under it so we could hang the washing up.

    Does that could.:p
     
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    Xcopy aaahhh
     
  4. Extraordinary

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    lol damn, that rings a bell

    I had another external floppy for my first Amiga, that sh1t was a god send for copying disks lol

    Then with my A600, I had a HDD too, can't remember the size, or how I copied or installed to it, but I remember it being great
     

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    Ahh man, same here, have my fondest gaming memories playing on the Amiga with mates back in the day, and not just games, spent 1000s of hours with DPaint and Imagine.
    You should, i still have my Amiga 1200 with Bilzzard 68030 50Mhz card, 2+8 Meg Ram and 100Meg harddrive. I lost the cable for my multisync so i chucked it out( im bloody mad i did now the love for CRT's is back in town and the fact that the Amiga sux on LCD the best games are PAL and LCD's are 60Hz, sigh ). The modulator in my A1200 is busted since 6 months after i bought it( got it in the first batch of A1200's to arrive in the UK ) so i need to get an A500 modulator.

    Had an A2000 that i was loaned and was never asked for again and my brother dumped it while i was at college, sigh.
     
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    Best place for running anything Amiga related whether its on the real thing, emulated or a combination of both.

    http://eab.abime.net/

    As for X-copy, there was another one called Cyclone dongle adapter which you can see here.
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=c...gIVhWnbCh1cKw9Q&dpr=1.5#imgrc=leSXTgsRMSY5nM:

    You needed a second external floppy drive for this though. You installed a hardware adapter between the diskdrive and computer. What this did was copy the "original game diskette" to absolute perfection by slowing down the copy process and syncing all 80 sectors perfectly. What you had was a perfect copy of any game, it would even copy the game protection over with it that X-copy failed to bypass on original games.

    I made a similar looking one myself back in 1991 which worked great. You could purchase them for around £25 at the time also.
    However i found out how to make mine long before they were released from some haxxors on a Bulletin Board (remember those) long before the Public Internet was even an idea. They sent a friend of mine the information on how to do it, with a bit of soldering and hey presto job done.

    However i remember Kick Off 2 failed to be copied by Cyclone, it was the only game i came across as it had some bad-ass protection on there. So peeled the label off took the 3.5 diskette out and replaced it with a failed Cyclone copy and carefully glued the diskette back together and put the label back on.

    Took it back to the ship and said it dont work, shop keeper tried it, got a kick off 2 title screen and then a crash. So got money back or exchange for another game. £25 a game back in 1990 wasnt cheap, nothing got past us as hardcore gamers back in those days.
     
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    Some great videos from the Amiga 30 event in Amsterdam( 3 of the original team that created the Amiga were there ), if i knew it was on several months ago i probably would have went, booo, nicked from http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=69479

    Filmed at the June 27 Amiga 30th anniversary celebration in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, here are videos of the CBM engineers and others who were/are involved in the development of Amiga computers. They also talk about Commodore Business Machines back in the day, how CBM self-destructed, and more.

    RJ Mical introduction at Amiga30.eu

    http://youtu.be/VHgGdiWExUs

    Michael Battilana speaks at Amiga30.eu

    http://youtu.be/-e_zD4MaX1s

    Trevor Dickinson speaks at Amiga30.eu

    http://youtu.be/ZlzHskPYSfM

    David Pleasance speaks at Amiga30.eu

    http://youtu.be/8GbHzRfWhDA

    Dave Haynie speaks at Amiga30.eu

    http://youtu.be/pOG1yqyOVw8

    Carl Sassenrath speaks at Amiga30.eu

    http://youtu.be/ZlPhPQxQKRc

    RJ Mical, Carl Sassenrath, Dave Haynie speak at Amiga30.eu

    http://youtu.be/fur2quOIufs
     
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    I remember going to weekly Amiga fan meetings in town in the early 90s. There would be about 100 people there with about 50 Amigas, but only like 10 TVs. We'd set up Xcopy, lock the cursor on the copy button and let the next person set it up. We all then copied away like crazy. Good times, great community.
     
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    would have loved that back in the day but living in the sticks ment not many Amiga owners, but XCopy was well used lol.
     
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    Those days were amazing. I lived in a fairly large city (population of 350,000) and we had an Amiga meet every Sunday. Me and my brother would take the Amiga 600 with all the floppies and went there every Sunday. It was such a highlight every time. People playing demos, sampled music, showing off new games, just chatting about everything Amiga related. These meets would take 2-3 hours. We would always go home on the tram and couldn't wait to play all the new games.

    Those were the days. Sad me, they'll never come back again.

    EDIT: I always thought Amiga has a special place in everyone's heart. I don't know of a single Amiga owner who wouldn't say that those were the best gaming days of their life. Nobody ever says "yeah, those days were ok"... No... everyone always says "those were the BEST gaming days of my life". Amiga left a very special mark on all of us and nothing ever replaced it.
     
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    That score https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KynaS_FdCRk
    That intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3dYCquKnP8

    Black Crypt and Flashback were my 2 most favorite Amiga games. Sigh.

    I remember reading the Flashback review in a gaming mag and I was literally horny to play it. I made my parents watch me play it. Even my dad was blown away with the character animations. He was 41 then, so a tiny bit older than I am now. He was a massive Sensible Soccer player, we used to play each other all the time and argue for hours about who was better at Sensi Soccer ahahaha. Man, I want to be a teenager again.
     
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    You should give Amiga Forever a go, for a small outlay you get a fantastic offical emulator, thing brings Amiga games to life, and has full joypad support off the bat, great emulator and very easy to use.

    I cannot wait for the guys Atari ST forever version.

    Did anybody enjoy the tracker/pro tracker music programmes, i loved messing about with them.
     
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    Awesome memories coming up in 3 ... .2. ... 1....

     
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    I didn't have an Amiga (I had to drool over other people's Amigas, the few I saw) but we had an Atari 800, then 130XE, and later a series of IBM PCs (8086, 286, 386, 486, etc, etc...)

    Before the internet (as we know it), we were also fortunate to live near populated areas where one could actually hear about or purchase new PC stuff. I fondly recall going to PC expos with my Dad in the 80s and early 90s in San Francisco and Sacramento (California) and spending half the day there. It was for every kind of computing/nerd tech under the sun. We always came home with new software and some amazing new piece of tech, like a cutting-edge, 20mb Hard Disk Drive for a mere $400. Mom always liked when Dad would spontaneously buy new tech (not really). :nerd: Then Dad would spend hours messing with jumpers on the motherboard and drive, I almost wish we got to do that these days... almost.

    I think any of us who were fortunate enough to have a home PC back in those days (prior to easy GUIs like windows/mac) were treated to something really special. It wasn't a cheap hobby. There was no plug and play. There was no easy to use interface. You had to be willing to learn how to interact with it. That in itself was an adventure. As Veteran said, gaming was still in it's infancy with exciting new innovations at every turn. Additionally, gaming music has never been better than it was in the 8-bit and even 16-bit days.

    I really need to find my box of old 80s PC stuff. My kids would get a kick out of it. I know I would.
     
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    Oh yeah, overclocking using motherboard jumpers, fun times ;)
     

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