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Old 09-19-2010, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default What were you doing on your Amiga in 1994?

Hi, What were you doing on your Amiga in the year 1994?
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:10 AM   #2
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I was learning 68k on Devpac. Playing Civilization and on Deluxe paint I was doing some sci-fi art and model railroad layouts.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:57 AM   #3
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Got myself a fast modem which opened the online world properly for me (earlier had only loaned 2400bps modem) Trading and chatting on boards, got my first email address that year and started to use online banking etc.

Also my A1200 was pretty new, so exploring all the AGA programs and trying to render with Real3D and Vista Pro etc (I wisely bought FPU and mem with the a1200 in the first place). Installing everything on HD as I had only floppy drives on A500 before that. Enjoying the ultra fast speed of loading mods etc from it

Friend had got A3000 earlier, so he had more power for rendering, but I had the colors :P

And of course watching lots of demos and playing games. Oh and programming with AMOS. And buying lots of Amiga magazines. And visited my first Assembly demoparty, lots of Amigas/users there at that time

I would say, that it was the year the golden days of Amiga powerusing started
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:06 AM   #4
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Had only an A500 Plus at this time. Playing Championship Manager, Goal, Perihelion and Mr Nutz and typing some text with Excellence 2.0 word processor
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:05 AM   #6
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1994... 1994...1994 What a year. Amiga 1200, Microvitec monitor, Vidi Amiga, DPaint, GVP accelerator, 4mb PCMCIA slot, Sensi Soccer, Ishar every night till I could stay awake no more... My goodness life was fun in those days. Hard drives small just 80MB for the first year expanded at christmas to 350MB... Terminator 2 ' Terminated ' ... Mostly I guess it was video capture and Ishar I remember the most. Oh and endless Sensible Soccer and Cannon Fodder ' Never been so much fun '

And er the Amiga 1200 is still up and running along with the Microvitec and is switched on every day. Has been since November 1993. The 4MB PCMCIA is in its box and the GVP has been replaced with a Blizzard so I have 32MB memory, the hardrive got one more upgrade to a 550MB which is still in the machine though I have two external SCSI drives, CDRom and ZIP drive... No internet back then. It is a credit to the machine that it now connects through broadband to the world wide web.

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Old 09-19-2010, 04:13 AM   #7
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Well, 1994 was full 2 years before I got my first Amiga, so...
But I was playing a lot of UFO/XCOM on my dad's PC in 1994, which is a multiplatform game
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:22 AM   #8
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From '92-94 I was doing a lot of music composition with my Amiga 2000. Tiger Cub was my favorite software at the time, as it was simple and quick to use and get results. It included Midi and Amiga sample use.
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I left the Amiga scene during 1993/1994... had lots of friends on A1200's but I could not afford one with HD, university offered a high discount on a 486 PC with 8MB and HD! Bought it to install some obscure (and free) version of Unix by a Finnish guy.

One of the last things I did on the Amiga was play MUD's online and hike up the phone bill ;-)
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I was already on a PC then, played a few games on my A500 like Frontier, Millenium and Deutros, but other than that I dumped them that year in the garage and it would be 2010 before they saw life again.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:04 AM   #11
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Default Re: What were you doing on your Amiga in 1994?

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Hi, What were you doing on your Amiga in the year 1994?
In 1994? Let's see.

Well, I had my OS3.0 A1200 by then and IIRC. Other than a parallel port sampler and a MIDI interface it was pretty bare. I relied on various hand-rolled bootable floppies for applications. For example, I had a single bootable disk containing OctaMED, ProTracker and the software that came with my sampler.

A lot of time was spent playing games like syndicate, that's for sure

By the end of that year, I got a slimline 3.5 inch HD for it and my productivity increased accordingly.

By summer the following year I got my first accelerator board, the then fresh-out-of-the-stable Apollo 1240 turbo. You simply can't imagine the speed increase that gave. And, just when I thought it was fast enough, I discovered remapollo
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:13 AM   #12
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In 1994 I was selling Amigas.... but soon after Commodore took the dirt nap, the store did as well.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:32 AM   #13
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In 1994 I was desperately trying to run NetBSD - but 6MB wasn´t nearly enough. I was downloading LaTeX-Packages over dialup, but had trouble sharing my special-filter iff-images with Windows users who worked on the same LaTeX sources. I also ran the Oberon system on my A3000 because I was impressed by it´s simplicity.

Shortly after that I bought a PC with 100MHz to run Linux.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:04 AM   #14
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Hmm... 1994, let me think, apart from doing much the same as I do today on it, I'm pretty sure this was the period when I was printing some very angry letters about Commodore going belly up, using my new Cannon BJ10 and Pagstream which cost me an arm & a leg for that program but it was worth every penny.

Got my money's worth out of that little printer (it only died just over two years ago) and Pagestream, cos two years later I was still using it to send hate mail to that little s**t Mehdi Ali... that name still wind's me up to this very day...
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:29 AM   #15
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'94 was both a great and sad time for Amiga. I had an A1200 and put a lot of money into it hardware and software wise. It was great because between mail order and this computer shop down the road where I happened to live at the time, there were plenty of new titles to choose from and things to do with your Amiga. Push Over, Pinball Fantasies, Cannon Fodder, Frontier: Elite, D'Generation, Sim City 2000, Sim Life & Dune II were what I was playing.

I said '94 was a "sad" time for Amiga because the writing was on the wall fate wise AND PC's were really starting to become attractive. I did end up getting sucked into the mainstream realm for a bit, but never strayed too far from Amiga's. Funny... all those "hi-rez" CD-ROM based games for the PC we "had to have", don't hold a candle to the way I feel about classic gaming today at all.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:47 AM   #16
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Pretty much the same as SKAN.

I took care of PC's as my day job and had one at home, but most every thing else was Amiga. Apps that I spent the most time with were Bars&Pipes, Studio 16, Imagine, Lightwave/Toaster, SuperBase, Dpaint, running a Cnet BBS, and I played alot of Dune II.

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In 1994, I was well into my transition over to the PC and 3D Studio, but the Amiga 4000 and 2000 were my workhorses for running Imagine, ToasterPaint and DPaint. Commodore's bankruptcy coincided with my return to full-time management, which ended my flirtation with a professional graphics career.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:51 AM   #18
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Wow, Can't totally remember what Amiga I was using in '94.....
Pretty sure I had a 1200 desktop with a short-lived '040, and my dad would have had his 600....

I know I was trying to get to grips with Lightwave in '94. It's maybe fortunate that I lost those first renders I did.... they were terrible! Imagine a blurry pirate ship 'sailing' through a 4-lane highway, with a lot of fog.......

Beyond that, much the same as now... games, demos, graphics with Dpaint+DCTV Paint, printing decals/transparancies/labels....
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:12 AM   #19
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94 that was my Rookie year ! I had an AMIGA 600
for xmass 93. I was very much in love and made
my 1st tune's in octamed and made vid,s in video tracker
that i recorded onto vhs and play them on a big screen at raves.
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'94 was my rookie year too. My first Amiga was an A1200 I bought in autumn of '93. Never mind OctaMED, I was just learning MED and C programming and 68k Assembly.
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