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Return to the Amiga 1200 - My Journey - Part 4

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Thanks for the words of encouragement. Expansions cards is definitely a topic I'll be revisiting at some point in the future. Cost is somewhat prohibitive to me at the minute as I'm trying to do this on a budget - but satisfy my basic needs without getting too carried away, yet...

Another update posting incoming..

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Part #4 - All things Floppy !

Well, today's update as the title suggests is Floppy Disk related. As I hinted in the previous update, the courier tracking was indicating the collection of disks I picked up for peanuts was due for delivery imminently and sure enough, it landed today.

Imagine my delight to unbox this beauty:

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Now - first thing I need to do is add a caveat. As my Amiga 1200 is still in bits and off for recap/repair, I have no way to test any of this haul yet - but, I will of course be doing so as soon as I'm able.

There will very likely be a number of these - especially the originals - that if they work I'll be selling on. I'm keeping the disk box and some floppies though for obvious reasons.

The rest of this post really is just a record of what I've received. If I can identify what it is from the disk itself, I'll note it down. Everything as I highlighted will be tested though to confirm it works and what the contents are before I approach selling on some of this.

So, without further ado, onto the list:

Complete Originals:

Boxed - Rise of the Robots - AGA Version (Box is crushed)
Boxed - Mortal Kombat (Box is crushed)
Workbench 2.0
Dennis - Desktop Dynamite Bundle Version

Incomplete Originals:

Oscar - Desktop Dynamite Bundle Version (Missing Disk 2)

Official PD Disks:

Home Management - Anglia PD
Speccy Game Disk 3 - KT's PD
Speccy Game Disk 5 - KT's PD
Numpad 37.3 (Add A600 Numpad)
Languagr Tutor - Software 2000
C64 Boot & Utils - Software 2000

Complete Copies:

Workbench 3.0
Sensible World of Soccer
Sensible Soccer '92
Impossible Mission
Coala
Virtua Cop
Worms
Syndicate
Deliverance
The Word (Issues 7, 8, 11, 12)
Behind the Iron Gate
Grapevine Disk Mag 21
Prince of Persia
Gloom AGA
Rick Dangerous 2
Hero Quest
Super Foul Egg
Zeewolf
Multigame Disk: Stuntcar, Arkanoid, Hypercat, Rick Dangerous
Kingpin
Manchester United Europe
Pinball Dreams
Thunder Hawk
Theatre of Death
Panza Kick Boxing
Hunter
Hybris
Alien Fish Finger
Total Species
Leading Lap
Alien Bash 2
Batman
21 Games Compendium
Octamed Pro v5.4
Various Copy Utils (1 Disk)
CD32 Games (1 Disk)
Copiers (1 Disk)

Incomplete Copies:

Lure of the Temptress (Missing Disk 3)
Battle Isle (Missing Disk 3)
Civilisation (Missing Disk 1 & 3)
Dune (Missing Disk 3)
Eye of the Beholder (Missing Disk 1)
Road Rash (Missing Disk 1)
Pinball Prelude (Missing Disk 1)
Odyssey (Missing Disk 2)
Universe (Missing Disk 1, 2, 4 & 5)
Alien Breed 3D 2 (Missing Disk 1 & 5)
Tower of Souls (Missing Disk 1, 2, 3 & 4)
The Clue (Missing Disk 1 & 2)
Secret of Monkey Island (Missing Disk 1)
Hellbound (Missing Disk 2)
Hired Guns (Missing Disk 1, 2, 3 & 5)
Speris Legacy (Missing Disk 2 & 4)
Legends of Valour (Missing Disk 3)
Obsession (Missing Disk 1)
Flight of the Amazon Queen (Missing Disk 2 & 3)
Virtual Karting (Missing Disk 1)
Gloom (Missing Disk 1)
Pinball Prelude (Missing Disk 2, 3 & 4)
Flashback (Missing Disk 2, 3 & 4)
Chaos Engine 2 AGA (Missing Disk 2 & 3)
Black Viper (Missing Disk 1 & 2)
Cannon Fodder (Missing Disk 1 & 2)
Amigadeus (Missing Disk 2)
Kindword (Missing Disk 1 & 2)

Demo Disks / Cover Disks:

Amiga Format 69a (Photogenics)
Amiga Format 59a (Interbase) x 2
Amiga Format 65
Amiga Computing April 95
CU Amiga 81
Amiga Format 107b
Amiga Format 68
Amiga Format 74
Amiga Format 72
CU Amiga 96
Amiga Computer Bars & Pipes
Amiga Format 71a
Amiga Format 73a

Misc / Blank:

Adult themed, blank, or indistinguishable: 30

Total number of disks: 203

When I get these tested, these numbers may change but on face value I'm happy and got this haul cheap enough. I'll be pulling all of the branded ones out regardless and using them as my bank of blanks - new labels & sticker removal spray are already on order.

I'll close with a picture of my disks all sorted into neat piles. I found it quite calming to sort through them all...

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Until next time !

Best regards,
Matt.

Updated 19th May 2020 at 20:10 by RetroMatt

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