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Old 03-01-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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Hi:

Will amiga 500 games run on an amiga 2000 ?
I am thinking about buying an amiga 2000.
Will this work ?

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: a500 games on a2000

Principally yes, they are the same machine - except A2000 may be upgraded.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:05 AM   #3
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Default Re: a500 games on a2000

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Will amiga 500 games run on an amiga 2000 ?
I am thinking about buying an amiga 2000.
Will this work ?

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You know what you are asking?

This is exactly what you are asking "Will Amiga 500 games run on an Amiga 500? I am thinking about buying an Amiga 500 in a desktop case. Will this work?"

I do know what to answer to that question, except....."Duh! Like ya man! No duh!"

Sorry...did not mean to go in that direction.

Amiga 2000 specs:


Amiga OS 1.2/1.3 or 2.0


CPU

Motorola 68000 @ 7.16 MHz (NTSC) 7.09 MHz (PAL)


Memory

1 MB (9 MB maximum)

Amiga 500 specs:

CPU

Motorola 68000 @ 7.16 MHz (NTSC)
7.09 MHz (PAL)


Memory

512 kB (9.5 MB maximum)

Amiga 500 specs:

880 kB floppy disks


Operating system

AmigaOS v1.2~1.3




Tell me if by any chance Amiga 500 will not work on Amiga 2000? Amiga 2000 is nothing more than an Amiga 500 placed in a desktop case for people who wish to expand their Amiga 500 without going through expensive case hacking and hardware hacking. In short, Amiga 500 is nothing more than Amiga 2000 but stripped off the ability to expand it for cheaper cost and sale and directed for gaming consumption in general. Where as Amiga 2000 is really the original Amiga 500.

And Amiga 600 is a child born by mistake by the parents. It should have never being made period. And Amiga 4000D/A4000T is a disappointment because they stripped off the VGA supoort and limited it to 2 MB chip RAM. I think Amiga 1200 AGA should have being limited to 2 chip RAM and Amiga 4000D/A4000T should have being given at least 16 MB of CHIP RAM or 8 MB of CHIP RAM expandable to 16 MB of CHIP RAM to be a more appealing DESKTOP computer and it will make sense for A1200 to have 2 MB of CHIP RAM for gaming consumption.

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:13 AM   #4
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Default Re: a500 games on a2000

Yes AmigaClassicRule sums it up perfectly.

The A2000 is an A500 in a desktop case. The A2000 is just more expandable because of the large case and plenty of zorro II slots etc..

Electronically the A500's side expansion port is a Zorro II slot, just male instead of female. I believe it is completely compatible (electronically no physically) to the A2000's Zorro II slots.
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Default Re: a500 games on a2000

Hi:

thank you for all your answers.
I think amiga 2000 might be a good buy.

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:50 AM   #6
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I think amiga 2000 might be a good buy.

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I have one and i love it. It still needs work but getting there. Its loads of fun upgrading
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:37 PM   #7
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I think amiga 2000 might be a good buy.

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But if you want it to work with all A500 games, you'll want 1.3 ROM, not 2.0/3.0/3.1 and make sure your accelerator card (if you get one) is easy to fully disable whenever you need the 68000 CPU. Otherwise, it will be like trying to play your A500 games on an A3000/4000, which is often a disaster.
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And Amiga 600 is a child born by mistake by the parents. It should have never being made period. And Amiga 4000D/A4000T is a disappointment because they stripped off the VGA supoort and limited it to 2 MB chip RAM

Lmao ur nutz! Whats funny is that a600 really sought after now. Dont know about 4000T being a "dissapointment" ...
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Default Re: a500 games on a2000

600's got really popular because of HD interface and PCMCIA making them far easier to work with nowadays. Getting files to and from a 500 or 2000 can be a bit of a fuss these days.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:19 PM   #10
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Default Re: a500 games on a2000

Actually, it isn't a strange question to ask.

Back when I bought my first A2000 in '87 (A old B2000) I had a couple of games fail. Strip Poker was one that comes to mind. I wrote to the publishers and they sent me back a patched version that did run. I bet these games were originally designed and tested on the A1000.

I'd definately get an A2000 over an A500 though. It's more a case of being able to run additional programs that a 512KB A500 couldn't.
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600's got really popular because of HD interface and PCMCIA making them far easier to work with nowadays. Getting files to and from a 500 or 2000 can be a bit of a fuss these days.
And the A600 is so cute, how could you not like it?
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And the A600 is so cute, how could you not like it?
Answer: Lack of a number pad.

As far as the Amiga family of computers go, the A600 is the slightly retarded cousin who turns up for Xmas dinner and spends all day dribbling gravey down his chin.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:12 PM   #13
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Amount of chipram in any bigbox amiga is pretty much redundant. If anything it makes more sense to have extra chipram in a wedge type amiga (a500/a600/a1200) for the simple fact that if a person needs additional video ram theyre better off with a graphics card 9 times out of 10.
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As for the a600, Im more of the opinion that it was the slightly eccentric cousin that no-one really understood at the time. Some years down the track it's all grown up and people are starting to realise that while it does have a few eccentricities it's actually quite smart and articulate.
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As for the a600, Im more of the opinion that it was the slightly eccentric cousin that no-one really understood at the time. Some years down the track it's all grown up and people are starting to realise that while it does have a few eccentricities it's actually quite smart and articulate.


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Great analogy! lulz

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