Today I would like to introduce you to my dear Amiga 1200. Please say hello!
My Amiga 1200
This computer has been with me since the year 2000. I purchased it after one of my older Amiga 1200′s died. The old one was a Commodore model, but this one is from Escom. I got it brand new from old stock. I’ve taken extremely good care of it, so it looks almost new today, 11 years later. I look after it often, wiping it clean of dust and checking that everything is in order.
Let’s have a look at my setup in more detail:
Escom Amiga 1200
Indivision AGA Scandoubler/Flickerfixer (makes it possible to hook the machine up to an LCD-screen for example.. good stuff!)
Apollo 68030/40 MHz turbo-card with 32MB of RAM
40 GB 2.5 inch Toshiba hard drive
Micromys Mouse Adapter (makes it possible to use a standard optical mouse!)
AmigaKit W-LAN PCMCIA card (running wireless Internet on the Amiga works great)
PCMCIA Compact Flash adapter with a 512 MB memory card (excellent for transferring files between my Amiga and the PC)
The computer is running Workbench 3.1 with several extras added. Believe it or not, but the OS is only using 16 colours on the screenshot above. Thanks to Magic Copper, it looks like a whole lot more!
The hard drive is filled with various games, demos, utilities and music modules. I’d like to point out that I use the amazing WHD-Load for my games. If you are interested in running all kinds of games directly from your hard drive, this utility is a must! Please head over to their site to check it out. You won’t regret it.
Here’s a list of the programs and games I use frequently:
AMOS Professional (excellent BASIC programming language)
Deluxe Paint IV (I use this drawing program to create logos, font sets and sprites)
Hippoplayer (my favourite music module player)
Filemaster 3.0 (even if Dopus is a great file manager, I can’t seem to change my old Filemaster habits..)
Banshee AGA (one of the best shoot’em up’s ever!)
Project-X (another smashing shoot’em up)
UFO: Enemy Unknown (old-school turn-based strategy at its best)
I’m happy with my current setup, but I’m thinking about upgrading. If I’m going to do that, I’ll probably get a 68060 turbo-card. I’ve always wanted one of those, but they are incredibly expensive.. Doesn’t seem like the prices will drop in the nearest future either. Time will show.
So, what do you think about my Amiga 1200 setup guys?
Do you have an Amiga yourself? If yes, then I’d love to hear about your setup. My Amiga 1200 would also appreciate if you said “hello” by the way.