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Corial
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#1 - Posted: 10 Nov 2013 17:20
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So, I'm close to buying real HW now! And it's not just for playing games,you know ;-)
wasp
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#2 - Posted: 10 Nov 2013 22:05
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Congratulations!

I bought myself an A600 the week after TRSAC too.

3.1 rom installed and ready to rock!
noname
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#3 - Posted: 11 Nov 2013 08:38
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I have got a new A603 memory expansion to spare somewhere
Corial
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#4 - Posted: 11 Nov 2013 19:13
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Seems a lot of ppl are getting back to the roots nowadays. Can't wait to get the computer - it's my first real HW since.....dunno really.When I returned to the Amiga in 06 it was on emulator (Amiga Forever) and I'm still only using that on my old crappy laptop.
z5_
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#5 - Posted: 12 Nov 2013 19:27
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Are you all having a midlife crisis or something? :)
bstrr
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#6 - Posted: 12 Nov 2013 22:56
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A midlife apex I'd say!
deadguy
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#7 - Posted: 15 Nov 2013 10:54
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Yay! Congrats, Corial! I was quite disappointed when you said that you didn't own an Amiga during our chat at TRSAC. But this is great news =)

Yeah, A600 is the most optimal Amiga in my opinion (atleast for OCS/ECS-dev) - easy to kick it down to KS1.3, PCMCIA (fastmem and file-transfer), IDE and support for S-Video (with some soldering on the motherboard though).
Corial
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#8 - Posted: 15 Nov 2013 13:58
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Honestly, our chat contributed to make the decision...made me think about things :-)
Blueberry
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#9 - Posted: 15 Nov 2013 21:26
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Now that's good news! :-D
bstrr
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#10 - Posted: 17 Nov 2013 22:43
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I've picked up the A600 in question and it's in a great condition! Will deliver it to Corial ASAP :D
bonkers
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#11 - Posted: 26 Nov 2013 16:27
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The A600 is really nice, got one next to me on my desk at work. Can really recommend the Indivision ECS and the ACA020 accelerator by Jens. Becomes a very useable and portable computer then. There is a switch on the accelerator to turn it off so that you can make sure the stuff you code runs well on a vanilla machine.
d0DgE
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#12 - Posted: 7 Dec 2013 14:34
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All right, now all that is left to do, Corial, is letting those custom chip girls dance the boogie-woogie :D
Corial
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#13 - Posted: 7 Dec 2013 16:18
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True,dodge....but I have a couple of aga projects going atm and quite a bit of real life at work.So....now I have the machine and now I just need a more loose schedule.
StingRay
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#14 - Posted: 10 Dec 2013 20:52
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Nothing better than real hardware. :) It's questionable though if an A600 is a real Amiga though. :D Just kidding of course but I just couldn't resist. Get yourself a cheap A1200 as well and you can code AGA stuff on the real deal as well. :)
Corial
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#15 - Posted: 10 Dec 2013 21:05
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Well,I gave Bstrr my a1260 a couple of years ago,and he has used that pretty well I think.Amiga Forever is fine for my aga development,but if I'm ever going to do some oldschool prod,I want it to be made on the physical beast and not in an emulator.
StingRay
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#16 - Posted: 10 Dec 2013 22:25
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Yeah, even though (Win)UAE is pretty mature these days it still won't replace a real Amiga. I never really liked the A600 though for various reasons so I would have bought an A1200. :)
Angry Retired Bastard
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#17 - Posted: 11 Dec 2013 19:11
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Congratz on getting proper HW! :)
I currently have an A600 as my only OCS/ECS-machine but the keyboard (or rather, that damn cable) is a bit broken so it's only usable for consuming content. Recently rediscovered my old A500 which was hidden away 16 years ago, so hoping I can bring it back to life. (and clean it! it's by far the filthiest piece of computer hardware I own..)
d0DgE
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#18 - Posted: 16 Dec 2013 13:15
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Corial, I saw your setup at TRSAC. Let me tell ya, Dirtie can fix you up with an ace WinUAE config. Fullscreen, OS 3.9, the whole nine yards -- making it look like an Amiga OS notebook. Ask Hoffman :)
Corial
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#19 - Posted: 16 Dec 2013 16:19
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Seems like I get another good reason to chat with my favourite Germans at Revision then :-). But yeah,my setup sucks but I've gotten used to that window mode :-). Btw,Michael - could you send me your contactinfo? I'm connected to Mattias on FB,so maybe send it through him....
d0DgE
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#20 - Posted: 17 Dec 2013 10:03
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Since I'm still a freelance "hitman for hire" (though employed ATM) I've got a small homepage with all necessary stuff: dodgers-lab. It's totally incomplete but at least the contact page is rather informational :)
sp_
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#21 - Posted: 21 Dec 2013 05:00
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I am a Natami user with a 110 mhz Mc68060 CPU, but I prefer the classics

 

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