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    TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    25 games pre-installed and WHDLoad images via USB are supported. Arrives in Q1 2022.
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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    I guess it's an easy way to get a nostalgia kick legally, assuming everything is fully licensed. But I'd sooner get a Raspberry Pi 400, which is almost a spiritual successor to an Amiga, and stick UAE on it. I'm also assuming the 'perfect emulation' basically means it runs on UAE, too.

    I hope the mouse is not a ball one, for that truly authentic feel. That mouse was horrendous.

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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    Quote Originally Posted by simonpreston View Post
    I guess it's an easy way to get a nostalgia kick legally, assuming everything is fully licensed. But I'd sooner get a Raspberry Pi 400, which is almost a spiritual successor to an Amiga, and stick UAE on it. I'm also assuming the 'perfect emulation' basically means it runs on UAE, too.

    I hope the mouse is not a ball one, for that truly authentic feel. That mouse was horrendous.
    The mouse was a lot better than some other of that era. To be fair I'd consider this just because it looks cool, but a Pi400 is a much better proposal as you say....
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    Quote Originally Posted by simonpreston View Post
    I guess it's an easy way to get a nostalgia kick legally, assuming everything is fully licensed. But I'd sooner get a Raspberry Pi 400, which is almost a spiritual successor to an Amiga, and stick UAE on it. I'm also assuming the 'perfect emulation' basically means it runs on UAE, too.

    I hope the mouse is not a ball one, for that truly authentic feel. That mouse was horrendous.
    Oh god. That mouse. Constantly having to clean the crap out of the wheels. Maybe that's why to this day I hardly use a mouse and do shortcuts instead.

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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    If it really is 'plug & play' with a simple menu controlling which Amiga Chipset / KickStart Version / screen resolution / refresh rate, then this option does have a strong appeal to me.
    Last edited by KultiVator; 11-08-2021 at 01:50 PM.

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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    Oh god. That mouse. Constantly having to clean the crap out of the wheels. Maybe that's why to this day I hardly use a mouse and do shortcuts instead.
    I too have weird memories of the Amiga mouse accumulating belly-button fluff even faster than a belly button!

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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    It makes a nice nostalgia gift for those who don't dabble with emulators, I do like the box design very much like the original.

    It's a pity real Amiga OS choice is total disaster, the last official v4 is still trapped on PowerPC hardware as is MorphOS alternative, the only true open source effort is Apollo for 68k accelerators on real Amiga hardware.

    You'd think the clowns who own AOS4 and MorphOS would make Arm versions so products like this could actually ship with an Amiga desktop OS but no.

    I would like to see a fake desktop mode skinned to look like an Amiga, with linux software it could actually be useful.

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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    Just needs SWOS 95/96

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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Kato-2 View Post
    You'd think the clowns who own AOS4 and MorphOS would make Arm versions so products like this could actually ship with an Amiga desktop OS but no.
    I think part of the problem is that the Amiga proprieties are scattered amongst many different companies, and none of them seem to want to agree on anything.
    A port of Amiga OS4 to Arm would be great start. Never used it myself, but I imagine the next step would be to give it a decent update to modern standards. Of course, either Hyperion have to decide whether it's worth it, or just open source the thing, and let the community work on it. I don't see the point of them hanging on to the source copyright, doing nothing with it. There must be so much legacy code in there as well.

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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    Quote Originally Posted by bae85 View Post
    Just needs SWOS 95/96
    SWOS was one of the reasons I failed Year 2 of my Chemistry degree

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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    SWOS was one of the reasons I failed Year 2 of my Chemistry degree
    I discovered that the Master System controller worked beautifully with the Amiga, the d-pad on it was like a cheat mode with SWOS Could bend in shots from anywhere with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae85 View Post
    I discovered that the Master System controller worked beautifully with the Amiga, the d-pad on it was like a cheat mode with SWOS Could bend in shots from anywhere with it!
    No way, dammit I wish I'd known that 20 or so years ago! I was still using one of these bad boys


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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    No way, dammit I wish I'd known that 20 or so years ago! I was still using one of these bad boys

    Oof, haven't seen one of those in a long time!

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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    Quote Originally Posted by bae85 View Post
    Oof, haven't seen one of those in a long time!
    Can buy them new, USB now

    Anybody interested in having a fairly cheap Amiga retro system should check out a pi400 kit with mouse. Then get a large micro sd card and download and burn to card Pimega 1.5. Voila a pretty decent Amiga
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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    Quote Originally Posted by KultiVator View Post
    I too have weird memories of the Amiga mouse accumulating belly-button fluff even faster than a belly button!
    Hahaha.. I remember that rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish man! I always made my sibling do that cleaning lol!

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    Re: TheA500 Mini licensed Amiga retro console announced

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    No way, dammit I wish I'd known that 20 or so years ago! I was still using one of these bad boys

    this is nostalgic to the next level! more than 20 years of seeing this masterpiece.

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