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Posted Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:42 am

Hi just doing an intro post, 48 year old, used to have an A500 back in the day, have one now but looking to get a 1200. pointed here by Retropassion(old Amiga Passion.)

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Posted Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:23 am


we are of a similar age. Any stories around your Amigas back then and now? What do/did you do with them? Gaming exclusively or Olson maybe rendering or programming?

Did you have an memorable moments back the that were special? Like I had when almost literally my jaw dropped when seeing an Amiga with Defender of the Crown for the very first time... still remember that.

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Seattle, WA, USA

Posted Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:14 pm

Welcome physicist1973!

Thanks for joining. I have 1 year on you. ;)

Any photos of your A500 would be most appreciated. Do you recall the year you acquired your original setup?

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Posted Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:17 pm

Welcome, welcome. Like you, I am skirting that late 40’s vintage. Also started with a 500. I bought a friends A1200 setup a while back, which was rather lucky. Hope you find one at a reasonable price, or maybe fpga might be a good way to go. I am in London, what part of the land are you located?

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Zippy Zapp

Posted Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:52 am

Welcome! I am happy people are still coming back to the Amiga fun. A500 was my first Amiga too.

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New Orleans, LA, USA

Posted Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:27 pm

Welcome! 48 here as well....and my first Amiga was a 500 I bought on the C= student discount plan they offered to college students back then (1084s monitor, A500 and 512K expansion memory for $800) in 1990.

Good luck finding a 1200! Unfortunately, the prices have skyrocketed (at least over here on this side of the pond where they were not as common) the last 6 years or so. Too rich for my blood to get into now, so thankfully I grabbed one of each model a few years back (and built other ones from scratch with the reproduction motherboards).

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Posted Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:50 pm

Hm... interesting to see all of your ages, especially the 48!

Well, I'll join in, 48 here too. :D

World!!! Forget the answer to the great question about life, the universe, and everything. The real answer ist 48! :ugeek:

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Posted Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:51 pm

I am hitting the big 50 next year and it is FREAKING ME OUT!!! Where the hell did the time go?

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Posted Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:56 pm

Silverstreak wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:32 pm
Yup.. 48 here too 😅
So that's where the Silverstreak came from 😄

Hello physicist1973 and all other fellow gray haired Amigans. I'm early 40s myself.

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