Hello from the Netherlands (A500 6.a ACA500plus ACA1221lc)

rikponne

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Good morning from the Netherlands. Over 30 years ago I owned a A500 Rev 6.a, with just an external drive. I upgraded to 1Mb RAM by adding ram to the mainboard and changing some jumpers around - also included a swicth to select 512chip/512 slow or 1Mb chip. I also had a KCS PowerPC Board (XT PC). I sold all when I changed to a 386 PC. Feeling nostalgic I saw a A500Rev 6.a for sale and jumped on it. Also bought a 1084S monitor to go with it. (I always wanted to have one back in the day but ended up using my TV, which wasn't too bad either). Did a lot of internet research about what's available nowadays and ended up buying a ACA500plus (new) and ACA1221lc (used), and a couple of CF cards. I had never used WB much and never had a HD with my Amiga before, so I was (and still am) on a steep learning curve. I managed to install WB3.1 and upgrade to 3.2.2. With help from some very friendly A500 owner with similar setup I met online I managed to instal DOPUS, WHDLoad and MUI & iGame. A lot of trial and error to get there. Using WinUAE in the process has made it easier.
Anyway, I am looking forward to learning and engaging with other Amiga lovers here!
 
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I live in Utrecht and own a bunch of A1000s, A500s and a (Re)Amiga1200. I've also built 7 GBA1000s, two of which have been sold.
 

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Ah, oke! Ik ben een (her)-beginner ;-). Heb net een Super Denise besteld. Denk ook nog over een 2Mb Agnus, maar die zijn duur!
 

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Welome to Amibay!

English only though, please. Thanks (y)
 

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2MB Agnii have indeed become pretty expensive lately. @CodePoet has put a few of them up for sale. Note that they are VBB and require a 100nF capacitor between GND and pin 40.
 

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Yes, thanks. $<snip> is steep. With my ACA500plus and ACA1221LC would I need to change the RAM on MB (to 2Mb)? And would this be compatible with my ACA500plus-ACA1221LC setup?
 
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Yes, thanks. $<snip> is steep. With my ACA500plus and ACA1221LC would I need to change the RAM on MB (to 2Mb)? And would this be compatible with my ACA500plus-ACA1221LC setup?
Price discussions are against the rules.

You have broken the rules twice in the same thread! Not a very good way to start. Please read the rules.

 

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Aha. I also used to live in warmer places for around 20 years. Now I am back in the Netherlands for 3 years.
Cool, how did that go? I've been thinking about returning home as well. Just don't know if me (or my family) could stand the weather.
 

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Haha, well, it went surprisingly well, but reintegrating into the Dutch system is something else. But it's all good now, everybody is happy.
 
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