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danielkaiser
01-08-2017, 07:16 PM
http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2017/01/people-still-use-the-amiga-today-and-new-viva-amiga-documentary-shows-why/

ActionBob
01-10-2017, 08:43 AM
Excellent. I will have to give it a go when I get home today.

I still have my A1200. However, in order to get it in working order, I would have to invest some money. I find it easier to just use emulation if I am feeling nostalgic...

Still love the platform though. Got my start in Lightwave on my A1200, when it de-coupled from the Video Toaster at version 3.5. :-)

Unfortunately, desktop space is limited as well.

-Adrian

kolby
01-10-2017, 10:10 AM
It was a wonderful era. My first Amiga was A500plus, then I bought A1200 with Blizzard 68030/50, 8MB fast RAM and 120MB HDD. Both machines were from second hand and illegaly passed to my country because I lived behind the iron curtain and was almost impossible to buy them here. And they were very expensive in relation to my parent's sallary. That was also main reason why I never own any color monitor. But thanks to the Amiga, I'm Lightwaver.

ActionBob
01-11-2017, 07:33 AM
That is quite the story. I am happy that those wonderful machines found their way to you despite the political hurdles! Yikes!

Our 1200's were the same setup. Wonderful machine. I started out using Imagine, but saved my pennies to get LW after seeing what people were producing back then on "regular" desktop machines. The Amiga was anything but regular... As somebody in the trailer for the documentary states, "The Amiga makes Mac users look like IBM users." :-)

-Adrian

kanep
02-25-2017, 10:56 PM
Here is a link to the full movie.
https://view.yahoo.com/movie/60802142/viva-amiga-the-story-of-a-beautiful

prometheus
02-26-2017, 05:43 AM
I still have the 1200 amiga in my storage room, not looked at for years, collecting dust and taking up space:)
I do have a nice program that allowed me to save midi data of my roland D50 synth soundbanks and it was so nice and easy to work with, unfortunatly I do not have time to klinker on the synth or to put it up...itīs just lying there in case I would get the urge to do so :)

Michael

pinkmouse
02-26-2017, 06:13 AM
Here is a link to the full movie.
https://view.yahoo.com/movie/60802142/viva-amiga-the-story-of-a-beautiful

US only... :(

MichaelT
02-26-2017, 06:18 AM
It's on youtube too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E80RnPZE60Y

pinkmouse
02-26-2017, 06:24 AM
Ta!

MichaelT
02-26-2017, 10:24 AM
:) Yeah, regional nonsense.

roboman
02-26-2017, 01:53 PM
I keep looking at all the new Amiga stuff that comes out, like the Armiga Project. An Amiga in a box not much bigger then a floppy drive with updated graphics is kind of a cool thing, but a phone kicks it's butt. I loved the Amiga and keep trying to talk myself into buying an Armiga or dozens of other other things Amiga like. Amiga was magic, it did things no other computer at the time came close to and did it in a way that was comfortable and easy to use. Then the Toaster and Lightwave jumped in. It was realistically the only option. I never really used the Toaster much, but loved Lightwave, it let me do stuff only the big high budget places could and even had things they didn't really have in a usable way. Money matters, it always does, but with all of that the primary goal seemed to be to be able to do things nobody else could, providing tools/toys that others could use to do things they dreamed about doing.

PS was cool to see the prototype Amiga in the video, made up of piles of boards connected by ribbon cables, before those boards of chips were made into custom chips. Got a chance to see that still running last year at the computer history museum.