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    Any Amiga Users on here?

    Hi all just thought i would ask if there are any active amiga user here on the forum? I am an active amiga user myself love nothing more than messing about with my amiga 1200 (which is towered) and playing my fav retro games from back in the day.

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    Re: Any Amiga Users on here?

    Sadly my amiga bit the dust a long time ago! used emulators for a while, but i have not had go for a very, very long time....i wasted (or well spent) many manyyy hours on my 500!

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    Re: Any Amiga Users on here?

    Another used to be here (Amiga 500 and 1200, I still have the latter in the attic!) Great machines, way ahead of their time.

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    Re: Any Amiga Users on here?

    Still have both my Amigas in the loft, plus all the associated gubbins - not in current use due to lack of room!

    I'd still like to get hold of an A3000 or A4000 at some point, but they're getting pretty rare now, and the prices for good examples are going through the roof on ebay..

    I've got plenty of other vintage hardware around the place, including a Spectrum +2A, A Dragon32, and various old games consoles..

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    Re: Any Amiga Users on here?

    Love the Amiga. Mine died many years ago though

    Now I use WinUAE and stream from my PC to my TV and play with an XBox controller, next best thing in all fairness. Do the same with the C64 emulator. Last Ninja 2 on a 51" screen and sound ramped up is amazing, what is more amazing is the fact that it doesnt look pixelly at all given its age! The music on Central Park is my favourite piece of game music ever, I enabled the surround sound just to hear it in all its glory and it was awesome as always a few weeks back.

    Love retro gaming, takes me back to my childhood but without the tapes and long loading times of the C64.

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    I was talking to an apprentice at work ( he's maybe 19) and has no idea what a cassette tape is and when I told him we used to load games off them, he looked at me like I just kicked his dog.

    Spent many night of my childhood trying to get games to load on my C64. Dreamed of getting a Amiga and its super cool floppy disks.

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    Re: Any Amiga Users on here?

    Wish I still had mine but it's been a good few years now.

    Dad bought it for us one Christmas - complete and utter surprise - we hadn't asked for anything like it. We had the classic 500 and I still remember when my Dad later forked out for the upgrade to an almighty 1MB!

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    Re: Any Amiga Users on here?

    I had an A500+ with an extra 1MB of chip RAM and 2MB of fast RAM.....4MB was insane...plus a 60MB Rochard HDD and the official monitor.......

    Sold it all to buy my first PC though....
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    Re: Any Amiga Users on here?

    Still have my A4000 kitted out with cards:

    cyberstorm 060 (can't remmeber how much memory!)
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    Re: Any Amiga Users on here?

    I had a 500+ back in the day. My desk was covered in small, round dents where I hammered it with the Competition Pro 2000 joystick, playing Sensi Soccer. I also went through a reminiscing phase, buying a 1200 off eBay and getting Sensible World of Soccer for it. In the end, wife stopped play. Harrumph.

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    Re: Any Amiga Users on here?

    Well my A500 (with 2MB upgrade) still works, heck I've still got the Roctek external floppy, as does my A1200's, bought one and it was incompatible with the 603e Blizzard PPC accelerator (with the 68040 on board rather than the 68060) and got another which worked, sold the 603e card a couple of years ago, and the accompanying Permedia GPU, for a tidy £360, rather shocked me that I got so much for it. My CD32 with the SX-1 expansion box and a CDTV black keyboard is still plugging away as well. Still rattle out a game of Dune 2 and some of the AD&D games (fave of the series being Champions of Krynn) every now and then.

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    Re: Any Amiga Users on here?

    I miss my AMIGAs big time and finally gave up,using them as my main machine in 1999/2000. My attic still houses two or three 500s, a 500+, couple of 600s and 1200s and my last of the line sealed AMIGA 1200. Plus two CD32s. I always wanted the sx32 expansion.

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