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    Retro games, retro music, retro fashion, ....

    Anything with cool neon lines.


    Currently surrounded by:

    ColecoVision + various modules
    Vectrex
    Atari 400
    Atari 800
    Atari 800XL
    Intellivision
    SEGA Genesis
    SEGA Dreamcast
    XBOX classic
    XBOX 360s
    TI-99/4A white
    TI-99/4A silver
    Sinclair ZX1000
    Commodore 128
    Commodore VIC-20
    Apple IIe
    Amiga 500
    Amiga 2000
    Amiga 4000/040
    Amiga 1200
    Atari 1040 STe (4MB)
    Tandy Color Computer 2
    Tandy Color Computer 3
    Tandy 1000 HD
    Playstation 2
    Gamecube
    GBA
    PSP
    Sony MSX2
    TRON coin-op
    Various coin-op headers and system boards
  1. And I see you can get a better price.... Someone's making new Amiga RGB cables: https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMIGA-Monitor-RGB-Kabel-Cable-2-Meter-Analog/322844103990?hash=item4b2b021536:g:8lYAAOSwehZZ7jyj https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amiga-RGB-Monitor-de-Cable-2-Metro-Analogico/323874465672?hash=item4b686c2788:g:-9wAAOSwSlBYwDsh
  2. Well, for what it's worth, I tried the following and they all scanned both NTSC and PAL successfully -- using the matching Amiga RGB cable: Commodore 1080 (Toshiba), 1084 (Philips/Magnavox), 1084s (Daewoo), 1902 (Philips/Magnavox). Before you buy an RGB cable, be sure to check the back of the monitor to see if it's a DIN (round) or D-shell (rectangular-ish). Philips/Mag usually use these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amiga-23-pin-female-to-6-pin-DIN-male-monitor-RGB-video-cable-Used/303332375571?hash=item46a004bc13:g:2rsAAOSwglldr-QK Daewoo monitors typically use D-shell: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amiga-23-pin-female-to-9-pin-D-female-monitor-RGB-video-cable-Used/293292762956?hash=item44499c674c:g:QEEAAOSwIRhdr-Xt https://gona.mactar.hu/Commodore/monitor/Commodore_monitors_by_model_number.html
  3. Does anyone know where I might be able to find a repair manual PDF for a Magnavox Commodore monitor? In particular, I'm thinking of the Magnavox 8CM515 (AKA the Commodore 1902A). Many eons ago, I watched someone repair this one (it was making a high-pitched noise). While working on it, he said that it was usually the backplane for the flyback transformer. He then placed the monitor on its front, took the rear cover off, and re-soldered 6 or 8 points with high-temperature solder. That same monitor worked fine for another 20 years. He's no longer in my neck of the woods, and I'm looking to have this monitor repaired again (since it started acting up just last week). If anyone has any tips or experience fixing flyback issues on 1080, 1084, or 1902 monitors, please feel free to post your wisdom here. I can then relay that to someone out here who might be able to get it up and running again. Here's a few links showing the type of monitor that I'm thinking of: http://classiccomputers.info/down/monitors/Magnavox_Professional_80_Model_8CM515.pdf https://gona.mactar.hu/Commodore/monitor/Commodore_monitors_by_model_number.html
  4. Most 1084 monitors will display both NTSC and PAL. Assuming you're using the RGB cable to hook your Amiga 1200 up to the 1084s CRT, is it possible that you're sending AGA Workbench screen modes that are intended for a Commodore 1942 monitor? Those higher resolutions will also show up as black and white on a 1080 or 1084 display.
  5. Well, if that's your preferred method, then you could try this little PAL utility: http://www.blitter.com/~nebulous/utilities.html Just run it from AmigaDOS and your machine will switch to PAL mode. I can't recall if I've tried it on an AGA machine. Pretty sure it works fine though.
  6. The top two methods are: 1) Hold both mouse buttons when booting and choose PAL. 2) Boot with the Degrader utility diskette, select 50 Hz, click [Survive Reset], reboot.
  7. Not sure. Probably. But if you have a 1924 monitor for your A1200, it shouldn't be an issue. Pretty sure a 1084 will work on an A1200 as well.
  8. A new side-scrolling SHMUP for the Amiga 1200 and 4000: https://www.amigashop.org/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=reshoot
  9. This is probably the best documentary on the Amiga that I've ever seen (and I've seen quite a few). I only know a tiny bit of German, but even if you don't understand it, you can get the gist of things pretty easily. Plus, I think most of us know the main plot points in this story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuAsF245G4Y&t=1s
  10. This guy's playing Quake on a tricked-out CD32: https://youtu.be/ZOaXpAAr9Hg?t=384
  11. Finally, getting back to basics. I love the dual trackball set up.
  12. Curated by Eddieeeeeee the beeeeeast! Photos?
  13. A buddy of mine is running this on his Amiga 4000 and has games and desktop apps all running comfortably at 1280x1024 on a standard SVGA display, and no flicker. Very nice. Pretty expensive though: https://shop.mntmn.com/products/zz9000-for-amiga-preorder
  14. Congrats! After that, all you'd need would be a SEGA Genesis joystick adapter (the closest thing to the CoCo to Atari adapters from yesteryear): https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10154171148002641/
  15. From my experience, there are actually a ton of games that are picky about which ROMs are in your Amiga (with 1.3 being the most compatible, by far). As for the NTSC/PAL situation, you could hook a mouse up to the CD32, hold both mouse buttons, and select PAL from the menu that comes up. There's an expansion module that lets you hook a diskette drive up to the CD32. http://amiga.resource.cx/manual/SX-1.pdf And you're right, there isn't (to my knowledge) a Kick 1.3 option for the CD32. Your best bet is to decrunch the PAL versions of the games to diskettes and run those on the A600 (pretty much every game ever released for the Amiga has a PAL variant), and maybe consider a ROM switcher for the 600. Or you could drop an 8372A blitter into a Rev.6 A500 and switch to PAL whenever you like (no cutting or soldering required). ADF2Disk is your friend:
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