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GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Amiga 500 revelation
« on: February 04, 2018, 10:12:59 PM »
I understand they do have the full 1MB Chip so if you turn it on, you'll know for sure. A lot of them were fitted with KS1.3 ROMS though so you'll have to boot into Workbench to see, won't be obvious from the insert disk screen.

Or pop the trapdoor cover off and see if you can feel a battery? Can't remember if you can get a finger through there, but on a + board the clock battery sits right above the trapdoor so you might be able to feel/see it.

« on: February 04, 2018, 10:06:29 PM »
How do everyone.

I don't even know how I found the RCM - I'm local, live near Coalville, but try and hunt out weird and wonderful museums that are a little off the beaten track. Ask me sometime about the Coffin Works in Birmingham.

Anyway, I digress. I'm an Amiga nerd through and through - cut me in half, and you'll get a red and white checkerboard. Started with an A500, got an Action Replay which remains one of the best peripherals I've ever had. Then an A1200 which eventually made it into a DIY tower (the first in the UK), with an AteoBus, graphics card, 68060+PowerPC card, SCSI.... and in a startling move, sold it for a pittance when prices were at their lowest around 2001. We don't talk about the total monetary loss on that! Spent a while writing for an Amiga website, visiting shows and begging for stuff to review.

I like hardware, currently got a small collection of stuff - Gamecube, A500, Master System 2 (a late one with Sonic), Mega Drive, Speccy +2A. Am absolutely desperate to get a bit more Amiga stuff, I'd love a CD32 or a CDTV and I really need an A1200 back.

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