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Re: Your first day with an Amiga
Posted on 16-Nov-2022 20:10:59
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November 1985. There wasn't much third-party software back then, so we amused ourselves by running the demos and watching Workbench crash.

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Re: Your first day with an Amiga
Posted on 17-Nov-2022 2:48:49
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Quote:

BigD wrote:

Great! Hunter was a good early 3D game!


3D is not really the point,
with Hunter.

Open world, is what made it special.
Vast (for the time), seamless, no loading screens.

And all the vehicles you could command:
tanks, cars, boats, helicopters, bicycle, WINDSURF - YES A WINDSURF.

All of this, in the year of our lord 1991,
nineteen-ninety-one,
friend BigD.

I had a chance, oh yes I had it, sweet companion of mine,
to chat with Paul Holmes, the developer.
I came back with the feeling he had and still has no earthly idea of what immense genius he was.

The Amiga "world" seems to be littered with such damaged,
beautiful souls.


/m!




[font=microscopic, really minuscule please]ps. unfortunately there are also arrays of damaged & ugly, such as you are [/font!!!]

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Re: Your first day with an Amiga
Posted on 17-Nov-2022 16:07:05
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@bison

So...no fun with the Appetizer disk?

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Re: Your first day with an Amiga
Posted on 17-Nov-2022 16:23:59
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@MEGA_RJ_MICAL

Christmas 1993. Me and my brother playing Rick Dangerous on an A500. I still have a photo of those two smiling kids with their very first Amiga.

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Re: Your first day with an Amiga
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Just before the fall too! Bittersweet that your purchase couldn't save the inevitable. I became most interested in Amiga tech just before C= bit the bullet and bought my first Amiga after the bankruptcy! CD1200 AF Cover Feature/CD Rom drives, 030 50Mhz machines, Null modem Alien Breed 3D 2 player games were all my jam and led to me never regretting the ST ending up at the tip with a broken joystick port! And I had a Roboshift on that thing!

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Re: Your first day with an Amiga
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@number6

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So...no fun with the Appetizer disk?

All I remember from those early days are games and Fred Fish disks. I may have misplaced a few memory engrams along the way.

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Re: Your first day with an Amiga
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Friend Mega,
1988 is the year when I started to read about the Amiga and to have an interest for it.
A friend of mine had an Atari ST in 1989 and another chap an Amiga 500 1.2.
I got my A500 1.3 in 1990.

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BigD 
Re: Your first day with an Amiga
Posted on 18-Nov-2022 23:54:21
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Worms or Lemmings? I will say Lemmings 2 for single player but Worms for multiplayer!

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Re: Your first day with an Amiga
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@BigD

That was a "second-hand" A500. Note Czech Republic back then was a low income economy (in comparison to our western neighbors) and my family doesn't have enough money for a new computer.

First computer we bought was a good old C64 from some store in then Western Germany in April 1990: Right after the wall fell, my father borrowed a car from our relatives and drove to the next bigger town behind the border to buy his dream computer (for nearly all money we had...). When he returned home, that damn thing didn't work, so he returned back and got a new one (the salesman looked at him with some suspicion, too much fuss for a "toy" computer...). That one didn't work either (broken power supply), so my father purchased a spare power supply from his work, where they already had C64s.

Next was an A500 (as I wrote above on Christmas 1993) and then an A1200 with 540 MB HDD bought during a family vacation in Kutna Hora in 1995 (also a second-hand one). We expanded this A1200 with MTec1230 with 4 MB RAM and later with Blizzard 1230IV and 8 MB RAM. My father used this computer for "post processing" of his analog videos (Scala) until 2002, when he bought his first PC.
Sometimes, he brought a notebook form his work (first 486SX 25 MHz, then Pentium 166 MHz, later Penium III 933 MHz and finally Pentium M - I personally selected this one for him). Some of these are in my computer collection.

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@BigD

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@Thread

Worms or Lemmings?

If I only get to choose one, then I would go with Worms, for replayability.

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