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mleung7788

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Hi,

I'm Michael and I'm an Amiga fan.

Well, I've been interested in Amiga's since I was given a A500 by my folks back in the 90's. Every day after that, I'd rush home from school and use it 4-5 hours every day for all sorts of things (mostly gaming :D but some DPaint and AMOS as well). I even had the Kickstart upgraded to 3.1 with a switch to flip between 1.3. The dreaded day came when the ESC key died back in 1997 (I was 3/4 of the way through Ultima V back then and used that key to go back in the menus I believe), and stopped using it shortly after that and moved to the PC.

I found WinFellow and WinUAE a few years afterwards and have been using that off and on. It doesn't feel the same as the real thing, but as long as I have my Amiga fix when I get all nostalgic, that was the main thing (plus I loved the SaveStates, managed to finish quite a few games that I couldn't before). I didn't have the same amount of time as before - marriage, baby, work, chores, etc, so I'd thought I would hold off on getting anything.

Anyway to cut the story short(er), there comes a time when you want the real thing, so I started rummaging through the packed boxes for it and looking around at purchasing more.

My collection now consists of:
3 x A500 (unsure whether it's all working)
1 x A1200 (working)

I'm planning on upgrading the A1200 (stock standard right now) as well as cleaning out the internals of the A500s and see if I can get them running using spare parts from one another.

I've set up a spare area for playing them (the in-laws from overseas have occupied the spare room, but once their trip ends...;)).
 

SkydivinGirl

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Welcome, Michael!

I hope you are able to resurrect your A500s! Once you do, you may want to look up the user tomthul on here to see some of his amazing add-ons for the A500. :)

Take care,

Heather
 

mleung7788

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Thanks for the warm welcome.

@SkydivingGirl,
Thanks for the tip too, had a look and decided to get the RAM/IDE board (if there's any left). That'll get me moving to start on those A500s...
 

SkydivinGirl

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I'm so glad you decided to go with one of Tom's upgrades. Tom tends to be a bit quiet and may take a little while to respond to your request, but he makes a top notch product and is a really great guy. (y)

Remember, we really like hardware pr0n here so be sure to share pictures of your restored Amigas when you get a chance.

Heather
 

gazcbm

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Greetings!

As SkyDivinGirl says, dont forget to post some pictures of your miggys upgrades
 

Slayer

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Hello there!

Nice start there but be careful, this place I feel has a way of helping you to 'enlarge' your Amiga Collection :LOL:

cya rnd the forums
 

AmiNeo

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Hey and welcome :LOL:

Love the idea of invading the spare room as soon as the inlaws leave hehe.

Hope you have a long happy stay here (y)
 
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