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  1. All quiet on the Amiga Front

    Well, real life seems to be keeping me busy at the moment with little time for retro. Am just marking time really until Tanks Furry comes out next month - that looks cool.....
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  2. Its back

    Having purchased a second A1200 to fulfil my plan of having one in the summerhouse for games etc, I sent the new motherboard off to TheCorfiot in Wales for some work, namely:
    recap the board (of course), reinforce the power lines to the floppy drive power connector, remove the RF modulator, and add some power connections off the PSU plug so I could run power to the DVD drive and fans. I also asked for timing fixes as neither my B1260 or ACA1221 would boot with the new motherboard. I also ...

    Updated 10th December 2015 at 10:20 by CrazyC

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  3. Some progress

    Well, I managed to get my hands on an a1200, whose motherboard (rev 1A) is now winging its way to The Corfiot in Wales for a recapping and some mods. Whilst I wait I have used my previous motherboard to create the a1200 that will go in the man cave - so just a basic a1200 with CF hard drive, and aca1221. Had all sorts of problems setting up the CF hard drive using PFS3 - turns out that using a card reader plugged into a different usb port sorted it though.... As I wont be using the indy ...
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  4. OK - time to give up on the a500.

    Well after all the hassle and not getting the few games I did all this for to work on the gotek I took that out, still had some issues with some games on the floppy versions, and then the floppy drive itself started playing up.
    I have decided to park the a500 back in its box, and put a basic a1200 out in the man cave as a WHDLOAD machine. I have a spare CF - IDE adapter, ACA1221, and Goliath PSU, and have arranged top pick up a vanilla a1200 from a fellow member on here later this week. ...
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  5. Some more challenges

    Well, I got my a500 for the man cave, and so proceeded to try and write a few adfs to disk to play out there. Hmm, it all went a bit wrong, as whether it was in infected or corrupts adf one of them trashed my CF HD on my a1200.
    I ended up having to go back to an earlier backup (hence why I like CF HDs) and reset up a few bits. As that is an 8GB CF, I thought I would set up a smaller system only one on a 4gb card for minimising risk when burning adfs for the a500.

    Anyway, also ...
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