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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.
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:48 PM   #22
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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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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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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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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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Old 09-19-2010, 04:06 PM   #31
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So, many thanks to my mum, sadly departed, but fondly remembered and entirely to blame for my amiga addiction
Yeah, my mom bought me my first computer back in the 80s, good old C64. Most likely set me on my career course.

I didn't have an Amiga until 2007 though.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:07 PM   #32
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Mine was collecting dust in the barn because I had moved on to more capable x86 systems.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:22 PM   #33
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Gads, In 1994 I still had my "new" 1200. Had added 16Mb of RAM, (Maybe more - I don't remember when I add the 030 and 64Mb of RAM) SCSI CD-ROM and a fair sized (for the time) hard drive. I did a lot of graphics work with ImageFX, DPaint, etc., and still produced our user group's printed Newsletter using Pagestream. Also used a flatbed scanner and a hand scanner along with DigiView.
Had as fast a modem as could be bought back then - to access the local Amiga BBS. Got in touch with other Amiga writers, users, etc through the BBS and FidoNet (anyone else remember that?)
Good times - except for Irving Gould's constant secret share holders meetings, being called at the last minute, some where in the Caribbean.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:26 PM   #34
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Playing games and scaring my parents with high phonebills due to the 14k4 modem I bought with which I started BBSing and discovered Fidonet not long after.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:43 PM   #35
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Hmm, I would have had my A1200 by then. Maybe even the 200MB hard drive and 2MB memory expansion, just enough to run Sim City 2000 on (did I have the 1438 monitor then as well?).

Certainly I would have been doing graphics in DPaint 4.5, programming in Blitz Basic 2 (I had moved on from Amos on my previous A500), and playing MODs. I think I even had a Spectrum emulator then, one of my projects was a Quazatron rewrite - got the map stuff going, but no game engine, shame on me.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:51 PM   #36
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We had already upgraded our A2000HD to AmigaOS 3.1 sometime near the end of 1993.

If I recall correctly, we were using Final Writer Release 2 in 1994. There were some other applications as well, mostly older stuff. We did not have an accelerator card, so we were using only applications for the 68000 CPU.

I did most of my upgrades after 1994. During 1995, I started using dial-up internet with a SLIP account, AmiTCP/IP and AMosaic. Sometime in this time period, I added a SCSI CD-ROM drive, a second SCSI hard drive, and a MicroWay Flickerfixer.

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Playing a lot of Shadow of the Beast III, Myth, and Worms Deluxe.

Dreaming of playing DOOM and Genetic Species full speed, and making tracks with OctaMED SS.

Not much has changed except now I have an 060 and an eMac and can play what ever I want, or what ever MorphOS will allow.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:20 AM   #38
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Writing high school papers, messing around with Deluxe Paint (IV I believe) and doing a tiny bit of animation. Playing a load of games.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:38 AM   #39
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1994: Didn't have an Amiga back then, as I replaced my A500 with a 486DX2/66 in 1993.

In contrast to many Amiga nuts, I really enjoyed my pc (and still do). Fast cpu, good graphics card (a Viper VLB with 2 MB vram), large hardddrive (1 GB SCSI) and a good portion of ram (8 MB).

Up until about 1997 I owned just one computer, replacing obsolete ones with newer models and selling the old one.

Bought an Amiga again in about 2000, I guess (an A1200) and am now the proud owner of an A1200, an A2000 and and A3000 (plus one A2000 as a spare).
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:42 AM   #40
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Started Siamese System development around this time, with our own video custom switch board to allow Amiga to access PC drives, share a monitor keyboard mouse and using clip board sharing. Following year we started on Siamese RTG with the Genius Paul Nolan at the coding helm. Was still trying to get people in the UK to use Amiga for serious stuff as this was dying off.

This was the point I started my belief of Amiga direction, but enough of that.
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