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#1 Nillervision

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 10:40 PM

If there are any geeks on this forum (Nah, probably not...) this might excite you.

I was recently cleaning up and found this baby in the basement. I got it back in '92 or '93. Unfortunately I can't seem to find the power supply. But it should be fairly easy to build a new one. The specs are top-notch for the time.

 

Commondore Amiga 1200HD
4 mb ram
120 mb build in hard drive (I wonder what's on it)
Motorola 68EC020 14 MHz CPU
8 bit graphics (256 colours)

amiga1.jpg amiga2.jpg

 

Love the yellow coating that time has given it.



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 11:21 PM

Quick ebay search came up on one search for a bid of just over $150. I would sell that for a quick buck (really... what else are you going to do with it). Nice find.



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 11:52 PM

Quick ebay search came up on one search for a bid of just over $150. I would sell that for a quick buck (really... what else are you going to do with it). Nice find.

If I can get it to work I'm not going to sell it. There must be some good games on the drive :)

I found a guide on how to power it with a standard ATX power supply. It didn't look too complicated.

Next thing will be to get an analogue TV/monitor and a compatible mouse. I found the original joystick (probably more useful than a mouse anyway)


Edited by Nillervision, 03 March 2015 - 11:57 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 12:06 AM

Oooooh sudden flashback spending too many hours playing Cannon Fodder ;)



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 02:08 AM

My first computer, actually my second, my first was this at 4 yrs old.

 

whiz-kid2.jpg

 

Then the Amiga 500 followed....

 

I wanted the Video Toaster but didn't have the cash, I begged my mom, never happened :(


Edited by CreativeSheep, 04 March 2015 - 02:10 AM.


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 09:01 AM

A Sinclair Z80 that my son borrowed from a friend got me into the IT industry 33 years ago.



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 09:35 AM

Oooooh sudden flashback spending too many hours playing Cannon Fodder ;)

 

My beautiful skidoo!

 

Wow flashback ... sudden cold sweat of my C64, 'Into the Eagles Nest' we go ;)



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 10:37 AM

Great comments. Lets make this a "My first computer"-thread.

More pictures please :)



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 04:27 PM

 

My beautiful skidoo!

 

Wow flashback ... sudden cold sweat of my C64, 'Into the Eagles Nest' we go ;)

 

Oh boy yes the cold sweats knowing there's a bazooka off screen that you can't see but zaps you every time :)

 

...and those darned hidden mines



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 08:25 PM

Great comments. Lets make this a "My first computer"-thread.

More pictures please :)

If you would like I can pin the topic and rename it as My first computer



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 08:48 PM

Might find what you need here http://amigakit.leam...BP&currency=GBP
although I cannot guarantee the legitimacy of the site


#12 Nillervision

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 10:45 PM

If you would like I can pin the topic and rename it as My first computer

That will be great. Thanks :)



#13 Nillervision

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 10:53 PM

Might find what you need here http://amigakit.leam...BP&currency=GBP
although I cannot guarantee the legitimacy of the site

Thanks but I found a local store here in CPH. http://www.amigasalg...e.asp?Id=203510

It looks like they have both the mouse and the PSU in stock :)



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:08 AM

I once had an Amiga, It had some truely fantastic games: Cannon Fodder is the one that stands out for me, I remember being devastated when I had Jools as a General and he died walking over a hidden mine :(


Edited by rbrtsmith, 05 March 2015 - 08:10 AM.


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 03:16 AM

I had Deluxe Paint for Amiga and because I loved animation;

 

DisneyAnimationStudio_s.jpg?resize=400%2

 

Then I moved onto Lightwave > Softimage and now Maya !


Edited by CreativeSheep, 11 March 2015 - 03:17 AM.


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 07:23 PM

i had a toshiba msx http://www.msx.org/wiki/Toshiba_HX-10

the cartridges were great idea for near instant loading.



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 08:46 PM

Cannon Fodder!

 

(1st mission - skip 30 second intro!)

(helicopters avoiding ground to air missiles)

(mission 7/8, skip to 2.20 to see the skidoo!)



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 10:01 AM

I used to have the 600. I'd spend hours on Lemmings, Cannon Fodder and SWOS (Sensible World of Soccer), the first real football management sim.

 

Although, that wasn't my first. This was...

http://www.ebay.co.u...f13=80&ff14=108


Edited by roothost, 12 March 2015 - 10:03 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 10:40 PM

Unfortunately i don't have picture but my first computer was back in 2000 when it was very expensive to have even one pc but now we can have as many as we want been so cheap.



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 02:41 AM

Computers were not that expensive in 2000, computers have seen the least inflation then food in the world.  High end performance computers today are still pricy.



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 07:15 AM

My then boyfriend, now husband, used to spend hours playing games on my Dad's Commodore 64.  Revenge of the Mutant Camels was a favourite.



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 10:50 AM

We had a Commodore 64 too and loved to play Flimbo's Quest! https://www.youtube....h?v=N0gz4Vi0-oA

 

After that, it was Disney's Land of Illusion on the Sega Master System (https://www.youtube....h?v=o5II_5OqRo8), amongst many others like Alex the Kid, Columns, Streets of Rage etc :)



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 05:25 PM

I've only just found this gem of a thread! Amiga 1200? How flash can you get? I never had one but I had the Amiga 500 for donkeys years. Before that was a ZX Spectrum :)

 

Starting to remember old Amiga games; Shadow of the Beast, Megalomania, Chaos Engine, Speedball... those were the days...


Edited by 4li4s, 23 March 2015 - 05:27 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 07:37 AM

Atari ST for me, hours of fun coding B.A.S.I.C 



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:01 AM

Atari ST for me, hours of fun coding B.A.S.I.C 

The ST was a great and very reliable machine. I Used it to do music production with Steinberg Cubase. Not my own machine though. It was in a sound studio I had access to in the late 80s.

I even heard that some top music producers still use it today, claiming that the the Atari STs solid timing has never been matched by any other hardware.


Edited by Nillervision, 26 March 2015 - 11:01 AM.


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:48 PM

i don't remeber the exact details of my first PC.

here are some details left in memeory

Intel 486

14" B/W monitor

Windos 95



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Posted 27 March 2015 - 01:04 PM

..I even heard that some top music producers still use it today, claiming that the the Atari STs solid timing has never been matched by any other hardware.

Really? That's crazy, surely so many years on there's better?



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Posted 27 March 2015 - 01:10 PM

Really? That's crazy, surely so many years on there's better?

Actually it is still one of the most rock solid devices for drumbeats etc. And tests even prove that it is not just in the minds of nostalgic producers

http://www.synthtopi...3/10/atari-ste/

 

EDIT: Note that noone uses the sound chip in the ST for music production. I'm only talking about recording and playing back midi sequences for external hardware modules like synths and drum machines


Edited by Nillervision, 27 March 2015 - 01:23 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 01:28 PM

Actually it is still one of the most rock solid devices for drumbeats etc. And tests even prove that it is not just in the minds of nostalgic producers

http://www.synthtopi...3/10/atari-ste/

 

EDIT: Note that noone uses the sound chip in the ST for music production. I'm only talking about recording and playing back midi sequences for external hardware modules like synths and drum machines

 

That is amazing, thanks for sharing. Great to see my first love doing so well without me ;)



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:49 PM

Mine was a Comodore64, loved it so much. :)



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Posted 19 April 2015 - 01:01 PM

I had a Amstrad 464 from around 1986 till 1993 when it was replaced by an Amiga 600



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 10:23 AM

Wow flashback ... sudden cold sweat of my C64, 'Into the Eagles Nest' we go  ;) Next thing will be to get an analogue TV/monitor and a compatible mouse. I found the original joystick (probably more useful than a mouse anyway)



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Posted 02 June 2015 - 06:30 AM

" Next thing will be to get an analogue TV/monitor and a compatible mouse."

 

 

And a cassette player to load your games.


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 10:13 AM

AMSTRAD and playing chucky egg or paperboy was never enough i ended up becoming a coder and now i am developing the world



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 05:13 AM

Is your first computer have the game called Battle City?



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 08:35 AM

My first computer was an Amstrad CPC 464

 

I had a ton of game for it, and a ton of memories

 

 - Roland on the Ropes

 - WWF

 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 - The Simpsons: Bart vs Space Mutants

 - Operation Thunderbolt

 

but to name a few



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Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:26 PM

My was

Intel Pentium 4 400Mhz

Ram 32MB

40 GB Harddisk



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 07:57 AM

My first computer was Compaq Deskpro 4000

It was with: Intel Pentium II CPU at 233MHz, 32MB RAM, 2MB VGA.



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 09:21 AM

My first computer was Intel Pentium IV

Ram 1 GB

VGA 64 MB

80 GB Hard Disk

DVD/CD Rom



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 10:24 AM

My first computer was Intel Pentium 3

I remember spending hours of playing Diablo 1 and Starcraft1 LOL 






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