> Just to confirm, the amiga 600 is the same as the 500 but smaller?
The A500 usually came with OS 1.3 and OCS (the Original Chip Set) for certain video resolutions. Most Amiga games work with OS 1.3, although some require 1 meg of memory rather than the A500's 1/2 meg of memory. The A600 usually came with OS 2.05 and ECS (the Enhanced Chip Set) for more video resolutions. Some OS 1.3 games won't work with OS 2.05, but the A600 does have 1 meg of memory standard. A500 expansions won't work with the A600 and vice versa. The A500 is easier to repair, because the A600 depends on the harder-to-repair surface mount parts. However, the A600 can have an IDE hard drive/CompactFlash drive added to it relatively easily, whereas the A500 generally relies on older SCSI hard drive add-on's. Both machines can be expanded to OS 3.1 -- less compatible with floppy disk games but easier to use with hard drives.
> I think ive settled on the amiga. But what are some good games and where can i find amiga games?
Heh, good games are a matter of opinion, and I will leave that up to others. For floppy disk games, a good Commodore or Amiga club would have them. Since you are up in Canada, contact the Toronto PET User Group -- http://tpug.ca
If you upgrade to OS 3.1 with a hard drive and if you expand to a bit more memory -- 4 megs or more -- you can run WHDLoad and all the many games which have been converted to run under OS 3.1. For memory expansions, see
who is up in Canada. Also, the A600 has a PCMCIA port, you can add a memory card through there.
> Better question, how do i set thus stuff up? can i just hook it up to my tv?
The A500 has a composite video connector which only outputs a black-and-white (grayscale) signal. To get a color signal, you would need a RGB-to-composite adapter, like the Amiga 520 t.v./video modulator. The A600 has a composite video connector which outputs color. If you want RGB to VGA, there are more expensive solutions out there.
In a nutshell,
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Edited by RobertB, Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:39 PM.