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Valiant 
Happy 35th, Amiga!
Posted on 23-Jul-2020 18:47:46
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Just fired up the A1000...Happy 35th birthday, Amiga!

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Re: Happy 35th, Amiga!
Posted on 23-Jul-2020 19:49:43
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Re: Happy 35th, Amiga!
Posted on 23-Jul-2020 21:00:54
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@Petah

https://archive.org/details/1985-09-compute-magazine/page/n17/mode/2up

Original Review of the A1000, a neat read.

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Re: Happy 35th, Amiga!
Posted on 23-Jul-2020 22:00:23
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Was a good start wasn't it? Shame there was no mass market for a productivity machine (i.e. not business computer) at the time and no marketing support to grow that market other than the sepia adverts and weird baby at the top of a futuristic mountain dwelling video advert!! Poor marketing but amazing machine!

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Posted on 23-Jul-2020 22:38:42
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@Petah

Quote:
And a Merry Christmas to you, Valiant!
Come on, if you have a working A1000 and a nickname like Valiant, it's gotta be Christmas all year round

Best regards,

Niels

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Re: Happy 35th, Amiga!
Posted on 23-Jul-2020 23:05:37
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@Valiant

Happy 35 beloved Amiga!

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A1200 
Re: Happy 35th, Amiga!
Posted on 24-Jul-2020 0:42:51
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Wow I am 40 next month, so I am only 5 year's older than the Amiga. I am not sure which has aged the best!

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bison 
Re: Happy 35th, Amiga!
Posted on 24-Jul-2020 4:17:21
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@thread

Did anyone have one of the really early ones? A friend of mine bought one in Nov. 1985, which is the earliest I've seen.

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Signman 
Re: Happy 35th, Amiga!
Posted on 24-Jul-2020 4:36:26
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@bison

I bought mine in February 1986. Still the most fun computing ever.

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Nibunnoichi 
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Posted on 24-Jul-2020 8:25:18
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@amigang

Quote:

amigang wrote:
@Petah

https://archive.org/details/1985-09-compute-magazine/page/n17/mode/2up

Original Review of the A1000, a neat read.

I'm quite sure the first review ever was this on Byte Magazine August/1985: https://archive.org/details/BYTE_Vol_10-08_1985-08_The_Amiga

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ggw 
Re: Happy 35th, Amiga!
Posted on 24-Jul-2020 16:09:41
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@Valiant

The A1000 was too expensive for our family. We started with the A500. Our son dominated its use after abandoning the Apple II for the color (and the workstations for the IBM at work when I provided child care).

The A1200 was when all 3 of us had things we wanted to do with the computer.
The original Lemmings is the only computer game that ever got me interested enough to finish the thing. Was THE computer until kid was out on his own and my wife got an iMac. I bought an AmigaOne, but was out of the state/country so much for work it never got as much love as the A1200 (though the speed of the AmigaOne meant I wasn't going *back* either).

Happy Birthday.
Hoping the pandemic doesn't snatch the next one from me,
ggw

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BSzili 
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Posted on 24-Jul-2020 17:43:05
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@Petah

What's up with doing rage comics in the current year?

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pavlor 
Re: Happy 35th, Amiga!
Posted on 24-Jul-2020 21:02:11
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@Valiant

New game controller arrived just in time to enjoy classic Amiga platformers on my WinUAE box. Nice present for both me and my "Amiga". Im exactly one year older than Amiga, that one and only real one.

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bison 
Re: Happy 35th, Amiga!
Posted on 24-Jul-2020 22:03:06
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@Nibunnoichi

Strictly speaking that's a preview and not a review, but it's a great article. I read it back in 1985 and was filled with wonderment.

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Re: Happy 35th, Amiga!
Posted on 24-Jul-2020 23:46:00
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I have 2 A1000s - an NTSC and a PAL.

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bison 
Re: Happy 35th, Amiga!
Posted on 25-Jul-2020 4:07:42
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@A1200

Back in the day I really wanted a PAL Amiga. That extra 56 rows makes a difference.

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BigD 
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Posted on 25-Jul-2020 10:40:57
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@bison

What other games / programs work better on a NTSC Amiga besides Marble Madness? Most games were optimised for PAL Amigas from what I can gather.

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bison 
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Posted on 25-Jul-2020 16:21:49
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@BigD

I'm not sure about games. I've always thought Workbench would look better in PAL, with the extra vertical resolution. Workbench in NTSC is ropey, with only 200 lines.

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Nibunnoichi 
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Posted on 28-Jul-2020 15:33:51
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@bison

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@Nibunnoichi

Strictly speaking that's a preview and not a review, but it's a great article. I read it back in 1985 and was filled with wonderment.

Thank you for the clarification on proper language use

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