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Old 10-01-2010, 06:55 AM   #41
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Default Re: What were you doing on your Amiga in 1994?

in 1994
well.... i had an A1200 with a small hard disk... something like 60mb i think and 8 mb ram board
mostly i was messing with my installed workbench to get some better performances )
and playing sensible soccer, cannon fodder, speedball 2, turrican, alien breed... and so on )

i still have that Amiga working and will be 18 on 21st december of this year

now i have also 2 other Amiga 1200 one with blizzard 1260 and one with taifun 1230
ah... and a plain A2000
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:59 AM   #42
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browsing my university mainframe and other BBS's with my wopping fast 1200 baud modem..blah who needs pictures anyway
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:09 AM   #43
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I had ditched it ! Sold it....had a500+ CDTV thingy + HD8+ 50meg scsi. Bought a PC and was merrily discovering the dawn of the internet age. Compuserve was my friend.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:33 AM   #44
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I was running CNet BBS called TheNostromo on my frankenstein A500. Think it was around 94 when I was also offering free usenet groups and internet emails, which was the first to do so freely in my area. Phone bills for those nightly UUCP feeds to Seattle were over $100 USD @ month back then.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:40 AM   #45
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Learning to paint with Deluxe Paint, and playing and playing with the great Amiga 500's games.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:21 AM   #46
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I bought my first Amiga in 1994. It was an A2000 with an 030 board in it. I used it for Octamed SS and getting on to various BBS's for software. Later on I got an A4000/060/PIV. In 1999 I sold the A4000 for a PC.......
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:52 AM   #47
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1994...
Final year as a radiography student. I had an A1200 with several external SCSI devices and a Canon BJC230 A3 printer. Still have that printer today.
I was using the Miggy for games and for printing assignments and also dabbling with Real3D. I didn't have much money but got a VXL 030 board with FPU.
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:51 AM   #48
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1994.. Well, I had my beloved A500 Plus back then. Was using it simply for games.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:06 AM   #49
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Default Re: What were you doing on your Amiga in 1994?

Well I still had my Amiga 1200, with a 68030 and an additional 2 meg ram simm (yep cos that is all I could afford due to the Kobe Earth Quake), I also had a squirrel interface for an external CD Rom drive for those CD32 games and an external floppy drive along with the trusty 1084S monitor, though sometimes used a big tv (well 26" tv) for multiplayer gaming! 2 x 40 megabyte hard drives installed into the Amiga 1200 as well! That was heaps of room as most Amiga games were not hard drive installable due to copyright restrictions.

I was using Vista PRO off a magazine to generate amazing 3d landscape rendering animations, Deluxe Paint IV AGA for some silly little movies I was doing (trying to replicate some of the SFX in Star Wars), Imagine 3d renderings and using Octamed to compose some tunes!

Games at the time I was playing were Super Skidmarks, Super Frog, Alien Breed Tower Assault, Frontier Elite, Arcade Pool, Super Star Dust and Deluxe Galaga.

I thought the Commodore were on a winner with the CD32 and was very hopeful that it would turn things around but I started to see some of the games my mates were playing on their IBM PC's such as Doom, Wing Commander and X-wing (which did finally convert me over to PC).

I sold my Amiga 1200 in 1995, yet here I am using an Amiga 1200 with a 68030 with 64 meg of ram, in a rackmount kit, 2 gigabyte compact flash card, ps2 keyboard, usb optical mouse, pcmcia network adaptor, a registered user of whdload and I've been buying Amiga software on ebay like a kid in a candy store! It was the interest in the Commodore computer (starting from C64) that I really owe my current job and wealth. Yep nostalgic value of the Amiga is great and just makes me wonder how Commodore got it so wrong, yet I still love the Amiga, it holds a special place for me as it did things that I could only dream of!
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:15 AM   #50
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around that time I was working on a film caled Hologram Man. we were creating the effects for it using ImageFX on three Amigas. a 2000, a 3000 and really beautiful 4000.

it was basically pulling mattes (the actors had been filmed against blue screen). Saving the "beauty pass" - that's the RGB full color plate. And also saving the Matte which is the information with the 'hole' around the actor. we sent those to the editor and they composited our frames to a background.

if this sounds complicated just remember that the Amiga could integrate with professional situations like this easily. In the hands of artists the Amiga worked well.

The biggest problem was that because the hardware wasn't supported it couldn't get fast enough to compete after a while. But the software and concept was way ahead of it's time.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:23 AM   #51
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Selling my A3000 and replacing it with the A4000 030 I got off a college student for $750 fully loaded. Moving the toaster and software over. I was happy. I would wait for a week to render what an xbox or XBOX 360 could render today in real time with all FX turned on.

I quickly realized I would need to keep the a3000 and create scenes on the A4000 and transfer them over, but soon I realized a pc could render all this faster and cheaper. Wasn't until 1996 that I got Pentium 100 that I started rendering on the pc and transfering the files over using a null modem cable, then later on zip drives.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:30 AM   #52
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around that time I was working on a film caled Hologram Man. we were creating the effects for it using ImageFX on three Amigas. a 2000, a 3000 and really beautiful 4000.
What is your set up in 2010?
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For Image fx enthusiasts I can tell you that running this on even old pc hardware is like being reborn.

I put together a Athlon64 bit quad core 3 ghz pc using parts around the house, I connected my A4000 drive to it and all my old Amiga apps scream. I get a $400 amiga gfx card due to the emulation and 8 megs chip ram too....lol..

dpaint 5 has no limits. Image fx is nice and fast.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:52 AM   #54
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What is your set up in 2010?
while I still have my original 1989 Amiga 2000 it's living in it's box because it needs a new HD.

I have Amiga Forever installed on my windows7 laptop but I still have to tweek it. I have IFX working but I still have to figure out how to get depaint on a screen that I can use. I had WinUAE for years but I am new to AF.

I'm going to be getting a new laptop with a LARGE screen (like 17 ") so maybe that's where I should set up my AF. my eyes are getting old (LOL) and I need help seeing those little pixels.

I also just installed ubuntu on a flash drive and booted from that last night. so cool!

eventually need to make my systems multi boot again.
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For Image fx enthusiasts I can tell you that running this on even old pc hardware is like being reborn.

I put together a Athlon64 bit quad core 3 ghz pc using parts around the house, I connected my A4000 drive to it and all my old Amiga apps scream. I get a $400 amiga gfx card due to the emulation and 8 megs chip ram too....lol..

dpaint 5 has no limits. Image fx is nice and fast.
you have to tell me how you set up depaint
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I had a version I got as part of an Amiga Purchase and set that up. It runs better than any Amiga released by Commdore or Escom, and I had a CSPPC Scala A400t with all the fixin's.

Heck a $350 Walmart Sams Club PC runs circles around the cracker-jack PPC boards folks purchase on EBAY.It Blows my mind!!! People!!! on a good day a PPC classic amiga could not compete with a $400 CHEAP PC.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:38 AM   #57
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... and I had a CSPPC Scala A400t with all the fixin's..
Eh? In 1994? I'm pretty sure I was an early PowerUP adopter, and I didn't get my BlizzardPPC until late 1998...

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Never mind, you're talking about iFx...
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Default Re: What were you doing on your Amiga in 1994?

The closest I'd gotten to an Amiga by 1994 was looking at the boxes of my C64 games and wondering why my graphics didn't look like the graphics on the box, and then noticing the "Amiga version pictured" caption.

Of course, all of my C64s had died by 1994 and I was probably on the 8088 or 486 at that point and exploring the new world a modem allowed access to.
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Default Re: What were you doing on your Amiga in 1994?

I did buy an A1200 in 1994 as well, but I don't know the specs the machine had.

I loved 1994. It was a year everything was great. Amiga's, High School, Eurodance music....
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Hi, What were you doing on your Amiga in the year 1994?
Hi,

UHHHH!!! nothing, I usually didn't get on my Amiga, I was afraid I would cave in the case and that wasn't only in 94 but today as well.

but

I did use my Amiga 4000 for Video Toaster work, titling home movies, doing budget work, and transferring pictures back and forth between PC's and the Amiga. I played a lot of megaball, soliton, and space taxi. Did a lot of downloading too!! BBS boards where hot, and did a lot of software analyzing to see if I liked their programs or not. Wrote a cracking program so I could back up all that copy protected software. This program had a 99% success rate, but sometimes took 24 to 48 hours analyzing a disk then came up with a crack for it, taking another 24 hours, needless to say this was the last program I tried. Come to think of it, I think I still have it up in the attic somewhere, wonder if it still works with todays programs (LOL).

Also, in 1994 I was still challenging loudmouthed PC users to beat my Amiga in a do it contest, where I would challenge them to beat my Amiga,
1. Downloading a program from a BBS board,
2. Printing out a 5 page document.
3. Playing music
4. Playing their solitare game.
5. Doing a backup of their hard drive.

Guess what no PC user ever won, made lots of money on this one, their faster computers, just didn't work as well as my slow outdated Amiga.

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