Hi All ...
I never had any Amigas (or any Commodore for that matter) back in the day. We had TI 99/4A and RadioShack CoCo. Later we had some 286 with EGA and a mono monitor. I think I got an AdLib or original SoundBlaster for it after a while. I had a friend in high school with an A500 and I used to be amazed at how much fun it was. We knew a rich kid with an A2000 with a huge hard drive. I never could get my parents to buy one and never could afford one myself. Later I was into the console scene and BBSes. The Console boards almost all ran on AmiExpress.
Then a bunch of time past.
In recent years I started getting in retro consoles and CRTs. So much stuff on YouTube. I still had my original Dual ProFighterQ copier and NeoGeoCD stashed away from back in the day along with a Sony KV-34HS510 I got new back in 2003.
Many years ago a friend from back in the console scene days sent me an A1000 he didn't have room to keep. All original in great shape with the original packaging, disks, etc. I promised him I would look after it.
It sat for quite a while. Getting back into consoles was only a matter of time before before YouTube would send me to Amiga videos. I was into demo scene from back in the day as well, so I would seek those vids out.
My friend sent me an A1200 that was recapped but the case was mangled. I have been restoring and upgrading it. I got a nice original case for it. It has a 32GB CF card, Optical mouse, GoTek, External Floppy Drive, Indivision AGA MK3, and an Apollo 1230 Turbo LC with 8MB. I am running it with a Sony MultiScan 17 SF II I have had since new. It has been a ton of fun.
The Courier is back from my BBS days!
I saw Eric's YouTube video about the A1000 Parceiro and I jumped on getting one straight away. The A1200 is a bunch of fun but I wanted to do stuff with WB 1.3 and the OCS machines like the A500 my friend had that I remembered. I never wanted to modify the A1000 like the 1200 and this seemed liked a great way to be able to use that machine while keeping it in original condition.
This weekend I have been working to get the Amigastore.eu optical mouse kit working with the A1000 and Googled into this thread, viewtopic.php?f=6&t=278
. So, here I am. Looking forward to hanging out.