> Hi to all!
> I'm new to this group. I had an Amiga for many years, a totally equipped
> Amiga 1200 and a 600+, until I bought one of those PC animals around
> there... Even with more power on the PC I decided to install WinUAE and
> start transfering my beloved amiga games to my PC disk drive and... HAVE
> Well, since then on, I never touched my real amiga, although it's well
> placed in my room as a good memory of the past :(
> The past?
> I read all the discussions in this group and just got surprised!!
> Is the Amiga still alive?? How is it possible? I thought that, yet in 1998
> or so that I bought my PC, the Amiga was nearly dead. There weren't not
> good games around and not much support around. Only a few blasting
> were able to deliver good games (Capital Punishment, for example, and
> conversions of games like Myst and so)
> But the question is: What's the difference between the Amiga world then
> the Amiga World today?
> Waiting for your replies :)
> Thank you!
It just refuses to lie down and die.
Nice competent machine, cracking games with major replay value. Usability
still relevent today with internet connectivity a distinct possibility.
Then there IS the retro thing. Those of us who had Amiga's as kids or
*agers are getting to the point where we start regreting selling up and
moving on, and decide to re-build our collections, or build that 'Hot Amiga'
we always lusted after but never could afford. (that will be me then) ;)
I suppose its also evolved to become the hardware equivelent of Linux, so
many bolt ons have been developed over the years its got to the point that
you are no longer entierly sure that underneath those PPC 400mhz
accelrators, PCI card add ons etc, new graphics cards and sound cards etc
that there still is an actual 1200 motherboard holding it all together
inside that hacked about tower case.
Oh and Linux 68K as well wil run on it.
check www.eyetech.co.uk for information on the new amiga the AmigaOne. Seems
an interesting idea, but its not a proper Amiga to me. I'm stopping at 3.1
roms, an 030 accelorator, CD drive and hard disk.
You may want to check out the market place and hardware newsgroups, The
amiga community does seem to dislike of toppic wibble like this :)
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