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Old 09-19-2010, 07:47 AM   #16
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Default Re: What were you doing on your Amiga in 1994?

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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Old 09-19-2010, 09:46 AM   #17
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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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Default Re: What were you doing on your Amiga in 1994?

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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Old 09-19-2010, 11:59 AM   #20
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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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Old 09-19-2010, 12:11 PM   #21
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Running shapeshifter to pass my graphic design uni course.
Writing my art history dissertation in wordsworth.
rendering art work in lightwave and imagine.
Doing 2D art work/textures in Dpaint/imageFX and Brilliance.
listening to MOD and sid tunes while doing the above.
....playing games!
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:48 PM   #22
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Default Re: What were you doing on your Amiga in 1994?

I had an ST at the time.

I always seemed to be a couple of years behind the times and didn't get an Amiga until around 97

Anyway I remember being incredibly jealous at the range of software available to Amiga users and it#s visibility on the high street next to my ST.

How times have changed!!
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:30 PM   #23
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Counting on it to sell for a few hundred bucks so I could pick up the stuff to build a PC

(A1200, DKB Cobra 28mhz, 4mb RAM, 60mb HD, 1084S monitor; I think I ended up selling for $450.)
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:36 PM   #24
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Probably looking at low res pr0n...
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:40 PM   #25
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Default Re: What were you doing on your Amiga in 1994?

In 1994.. selling and buying some used Amigas.. Octamed, Protracker, BBS`s, FidoNet, hmm ..yeah, i was hearing more strong about Internet.. then, looking for are "in" .. but, i needed stay some away about Amigas becouse, thats was eating time for the Music Studies, then ..i tried to put away Computers, but i can`t the computers always catch to me!--
Anyway, thats years i think was changes times, becouse.. the PCs came more strong using CDROMS (you know many CDROM Games and others), and that was called "Multimedia".. then you can saw in more Computers stores.. "PC with Kit Multimedia".. then many Amiga and C=Comodore people leave Amiga and C= and went to PC World..
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:42 PM   #26
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Default Re: What were you doing on your Amiga in 1994?

I had just my trusty 500 then. I had three floppy disks which I used the most. One loaded Wordperfect which I wrote my final year dissertation on. Another loaded OctaMED v4. And the last loaded csh (this was a brilliant shell replacement at the time - most :c/ commands were built in). I loathed workbench and icons back then - just a waste of disk space !

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Old 09-19-2010, 03:10 PM   #27
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Default Re: What were you doing on your Amiga in 1994?

1994 was the year I bought my first Amiga, an A1200 (which btw is still up and running). I used it for universty work (writing, maths, graphics) and ofcourse games and whatever else, with the software that came with it (Desktop Dynamite) and heaploads of fish disks. During fall of 1994 I brought it to the computer club at univ and hooked it onto a DEC LAT-server to double as a terminal console using Term or VLTjr. Funny thing is that this is just about the same as I answered in that other thread... I'm reliving 1994 on my Minimig these days
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:21 PM   #28
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If I recall correctly, I got my A1200 for the xmas 1993. I'd only just got my first Amiga, an A600 earlier that same year, a birthday present from my mum who'd noticed I'd suddenly gotten interested in computing again when I'd started trying to resurrect my old spectrum as an abortive electronics project (though I succeeded eventually!). I had sort of lost interest after my speccy died and all the cool new computers friends at school had (Amigas, ST's and Archimedes) were entirely out of our price range during those years.

When I got the machine, I was really surprised, especially after getting my first few magazine cover disks. The rest is history. So, many thanks to my mum, sadly departed, but fondly remembered and entirely to blame for my amiga addiction
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:32 PM   #29
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Tinkering with that danged KA9Q IP stack for packet radio and that cutting edge supra14.4 modem I had just gotten.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:02 PM   #30
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I was still expanding an A500. I had done the 2 Meg chip ram motherboard modification, added an A570 CDrom drive and Supra 500 RX the previous years. In 1994, I added an Amitrix SCSI-TV (a SCSI hard drive interface for the back of the A570).

I had all of Fred Fish on CD. It seems coverdisks were coming out on CD about then, too. Life was very good. I think I was still paying for a GEnie account to talk to other amigans and get the latest software. Most BBSes local to me were not Amiga oriented (loved playing TradeWars).

About that time I got some extra 500s at Swallens. Used them to do sound effects on demand at a haunted house. This was very hard to do with tape recorders.

Once a month or so, I would attend OVAUG (Ohio Valley Amiga User's Group) at the University of Cincinnati.

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