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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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Old 09-19-2010, 09:17 PM   #37
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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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Old 10-01-2010, 06:55 AM   #41
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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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