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(Gizmodo)   You remember that guy who had an Amiga. How they would always tell you how awesome it was? Or how many hours you would spend playing Beamrider and Smurf on your Commodore64? Now you can re-live those times   (gizmodo.com) divider line 80
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2013-01-09 04:16:45 PM
Came for photos of Kiki Stockhammer, leaving unsatisfied.
 
2013-01-09 04:17:21 PM
What, nobody here has tried WinUAE? Works perfectly on every PC I've tried it on. For years now.

/LMGTFY
 
2013-01-09 04:23:29 PM
I went with the Atari ST. My cousin had the Amiga. I remember laughing at him because the Amiga would crash if you moved the mouse too fast.
 
2013-01-09 04:36:04 PM

Cerebral Knievel: I think that wallpaper is what's making it look so bad. other than that, it looks just like Ubuntu with some differnt Icons.


The wallpaper is the cherry on top. The colour scheme is hideous, the faux 'OS X' dock style launcher at the bottom just looks tacked on and the font (which I assume is the default) is some crappy techno thing that looks exceptionally naff.

Metacity (GNOME 2's UI) looks much better than this, is much more usable than this and frankly as I deeply suspect this is in fact GNOME 2 (and thus Metacity) someone had to go out of their way to break it that badly.

Even Canonical's Unity doesn't look that shiat and it's an unmitigated bag of hammers.
 
2013-01-09 04:52:23 PM
Man I lusted after the Amiga but as a starving college student couldn't afford one.

I could afford this now but as mentioned above, it's massively overpriced. They should build something that actually runs the AmigaOS, make the OS open source, and price it reasonably.
 
2013-01-09 04:52:27 PM

Vaneshi: Cerebral Knievel: I think that wallpaper is what's making it look so bad. other than that, it looks just like Ubuntu with some differnt Icons.

The wallpaper is the cherry on top. The colour scheme is hideous, the faux 'OS X' dock style launcher at the bottom just looks tacked on and the font (which I assume is the default) is some crappy techno thing that looks exceptionally naff.

Metacity (GNOME 2's UI) looks much better than this, is much more usable than this and frankly as I deeply suspect this is in fact GNOME 2 (and thus Metacity) someone had to go out of their way to break it that badly.

Even Canonical's Unity doesn't look that shiat and it's an unmitigated bag of hammers.


I'm going to assume it's all customizable.. ( we all know assumptions ) I've only ever used Ubuntu., I do enjoy it though. very freindly for me at least, I'll have to check out what you are talking about.

but I will say, if they are trying to compete with apple, (which I understand is kinda the point of the unity desktop) then they are barking up the wrong tree.hardware wise. even if the overpriced off the shelf hardware model seems sound :rollseyes:


but hey, I make beer for a living, not computer stuff, so I could very well be talking out my ass here
 
2013-01-09 04:53:54 PM
F-18 Interceptor FTW.
 
2013-01-09 05:19:59 PM
Seems appropriate for me to post in this thread.
 
2013-01-09 05:43:13 PM
Nothing quite like whacking the top of the disk drive to get it to read. Or removing the top of the case entirely. Fast Hackem' was great.

Load"*",8,1

Wheee....
 
2013-01-09 05:43:17 PM
I've got a Commodore Vic-20 at my house that the husby and I picked up at a thrift store along with the tape deck and a still shrink-wrapped copy of Ms. Packman. I'm trying to find other games for it right now, since I refuse to bust shrink wrap on something that's managed to stay mint that long.
 
2013-01-09 05:51:27 PM

Vaneshi: mccallcl:
An Amiga emulator? Probably not, since Amiga is built for PPC processors. You can buy a new board that will run actual AmigaOS for like $600.

Not so much, the miggy most people remember fondly was a m68k based machine.

And erm... well if you can get the Pi to run Android then yes, you can emulate an Amiga on it.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ab.uae&hl=en

Because there's an ARM based Amiga emulator.


Can I run OS4 on my Mac Mini yet?
 
2013-01-09 05:54:36 PM
The failed Kickstarter for a revamped Wings inspired me to dig up an Amiga emulator and play Wings on that.  Not quite as good as I remember, but still hella fun.
 
2013-01-09 05:58:50 PM

Amberwind: I've got a Commodore Vic-20 at my house that the husby and I picked up at a thrift store along with the tape deck and a still shrink-wrapped copy of Ms. Packman. I'm trying to find other games for it right now, since I refuse to bust shrink wrap on something that's managed to stay mint that long.


Good luck on *that* search. Probably best bet is to look on the emulator boards and see if there is a device (I'm sure their is) that you can either build or buy to hook the tape deck up to your PC and then copy the ROM(s) onto the tape. I know such stuff exists for the 64's 1541 drive but gooooood luck finding blanks. LOL
 
2013-01-09 06:00:56 PM

I Like Bread: Can I run OS4 on my Mac Mini yet?


If it exists, probably. It all depends on how good your technical abilities are.
 
2013-01-09 06:12:49 PM
A-EON owns the Amiga trademark, not Commodore.

Also, they make the real Amiga, not some fake.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmigaOne_X1000
 
2013-01-09 06:31:37 PM

pentomino: A Raspberry Pi could easily emulate a Commodore 64 at full speed; the first Pentium machines were already doing it in the 1990s.


If you're willing to compromise on the fidelity of emulating the SID chip's analog audio filtering.
 
2013-01-09 07:46:52 PM

Tax Boy:


The best part of that product was Kiki Stockhammer

/Can has Kiki thread?
 
2013-01-09 08:24:04 PM
I had an A1000 with a second disk drive. My friend had an A2000 with a 10MB hard drive. Although, his dad used to hook me up with pirated software...so, there's that.

My housemate recently found a mint condition A1000 with all the cabling AND the monitor still in the box. No idea why he hasn't done anything with it.
 
2013-01-09 09:10:35 PM

ShawnDoc: The failed Kickstarter for a revamped Wings inspired me to dig up an Amiga emulator and play Wings on that.  Not quite as good as I remember, but still hella fun.

Wings

was the last flying game I played. Could never get the hang of the pc-style joysticks. Too damn twitchy, so I'd spend the whole game banking left, then overcompensating and ending up banking right. Rinse & repeat.
 
2013-01-09 09:27:33 PM
My 1st computer was an Amiga.  It was awesome!  All the benefits of Mac over Win, all the benefits of Win over Mac, with none of the drawbacks of either.  I was deeply depressed when it was leveraged out of the market because it really was miles ahead of anything else.
 
2013-01-09 10:18:27 PM
Ahhhh...so many hours of my youth were wasted on the C-64.

cdn0.spong.com
 
2013-01-09 10:38:53 PM

Kristoph57: They just want you to buy overpriced computers that have a familiar name on them.


Yep. Wouldn't touch them with a stick.

And this is from someone who had FormlesOne as a handle on QLink.
 
2013-01-09 10:43:54 PM

Anastacya: Nothing quite like whacking the top of the disk drive to get it to read. Or removing the top of the case entirely. Fast Hackem' was great.

Load"*",8,1

Wheee....


Nibbling disks to double their storage capacity.
Hand-coding sprite masks and parallax scrolling routines.
Epyx Fast Load.
Electronic Arts actually made good games.
Getting Altered Reality:The City, excited as hell to eventually get the rest of them.
Ribit BBS.
Rusty n' Edie's BBS.
Fantasizing about the Commodore 128.
Discovering the Amiga 500.
How I learned to hate Guru Meditation.
 
2013-01-10 12:06:59 AM
By Jamie Condliffe Mar 22, 2012 5:37 AM

Old news AND it has been here on Fark before.

/sys32768
 
2013-01-10 12:08:03 AM

MadMonk: [QuantumLINK image 284x177]


QuantumLINK was the predecessor to AmericaOnline (later AOL). They licensed the software from PlayNET, which was virtually identical and truly innovated most of the features of Q-Link. PlayNET folded not long thereafter, being unable to compete against the much better-funded competitor they enabled.
 
2013-01-10 12:18:04 AM
I was that guy. But I wouldn't buy this to recreate the experience. Off to search for emulators again

/Earl Weaver Baseball and Cinemaware FTWs
 
2013-01-10 01:25:18 AM
They want how much!?

/ ow, the laughter, it hurts
 
2013-01-10 04:41:16 AM

zerkalo: I was that guy. But I wouldn't buy this to recreate the experience. Off to search for emulators again

/Earl Weaver Baseball and Cinemaware FTWs


If you want the real experience try ebay. You can get Atari ST's and Amiga's for like £20 including delivery. Even with the branding those machines will still only be emulating your old miggy.
 
2013-01-10 06:04:22 AM
WinUAE works great.
 
2013-01-10 07:44:10 AM

ShawnDoc: The failed Kickstarter for a revamped Wings inspired me to dig up an Amiga emulator and play Wings on that.  Not quite as good as I remember, but still hella fun.


Dang, missed that.

Not every project gets the PR it deserves...
 
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