Some new hardware for my Amiga 1200

Hello guys,

Hope you’re having a nice Saturday. May is just around the corner and the summer is getting closer. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait until it gets a bit warmer. We had snow yesterday.

I’ve purchased some new hardware for my Amiga 1200. Some of you might remember that I’ve been working on a bog standard A1200 with HD for a long time now. I’ve done everything from programming to painting to playing games on it (as well as watching demos), but now I really had to upgrade. Running out of memory when trying to make something is not fun. I therefore purchased the ACA 1221 EC that has a 28 MHz 68020 CPU and 16 MB of RAM. Got it from Amigastore.eu – it arrived in just a few days from Spain, so very quick delivery from these guys. Thanks!

Photo by Old School Game Blog
Photo by Old School Game Blog

The card was easy to install. Pop it into the trapdoor-slot underneath the Amiga 1200.

Photo by Old School Game Blog
Photo by Old School Game Blog

As you can see from the photo above, the card slips nicely into the trapdoor-slot. Does not take up much space either!

After I had installed it, it was just a matter of turning on the A1200 and start testing out games, demos and tools. πŸ™‚ I’m happy to say that I can’t understand how I’ve coped with just 2 MB RAM and no fast-RAM. πŸ˜‰ It’s a world of difference!

Beside the ACA1221EC, I also got an adapter so that I can use Playstation 1/2 controllers with the Amiga:

Photo by Old School Game Blog
Photo by Old School Game Blog

Works pretty well. Got it from KMTech on eBay.

Last but not least, I decided to get an old-school “ball-mouse”.

Photo by Old School Game Blog
Photo by Old School Game Blog

Very happy with everything, especially the turbo-card that lifted the A1200 to a whole new level. πŸ™‚

Thanks for visiting my blog and hope to see you again soon. Have a good weekend!

 

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