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  1. I'm using a GBS 8220 on my Apple IIGS and it does the job well even using an LCD monitor.
  2. What about taking a hole punch and making a hole on the other side so a person can use both sides of the disk? I did this all the time when I was a kid and never had an issue.
  3. I will add mine to this list also. My parents bought us an Apple IIe when I was 14 years old, then my younger brother won an Amiga 500 in a cereal box contest in 1986 and we wore the thing out. I then bought myself an Amiga 3000Tower and upgraded that to an Amiga 4000 with a Video Toaster Flyer system that I still have today and it works. I also have an Amiga 2000 and an Apple IIGS that are also functional.
  4. so to just give a recap, I would seriously find out these things before you go ahead and purchase. Make sure it is a rev 6.x motherboard (forgot about that one) earlier versions were somewhat buggy. Find out what rom chip is installed, You want at least 2.04 or better and ideally 3.1 (for that price it should be 3.1) Does it include at least one working floppy drive? That is a must. How much ram is on the A2091 SCSI card? If its empty this also reduces its value. As mentioned a small SCSI drive can be had cheap on ebay (less then $30) Your gonna need some Workbench disks that match what rom is installed. Ask him to include them.
  5. Yes, that's a decent price. Is it yellowed or still fairly white? Not having the Hard drive does mean you'll need to get the OS installed on a drive or you can just use floppies for now. Don't use a drive larger than 4gb unless you plan on using OS 3.9, earlier versions did not like larger drives. I guess I should also ask, what version rom is installed? You want 3.1 rom as earlier versions won't support an OS higher than the rom version other than 3.1 as it also supports Workbench 3.9.
  6. where abouts are you located in Canada?
  7. Where is a good source to get disk images for games? Is apple2Online the only one? Some of the images I downloaded did not work. For example Hard Hat Mack or Cannonball Blitz don't load
  8. So after going into the control panel on the GS and selecting "normal" for speed it runs like the IIe and so forth but when I power down and restart it goes back to fast is the a way to keep it in normal speed?
  9. surprising how long these things have lasted. They still look as good as new and still very pliable even the disk labels are still sticky.
  10. Got my hands of two boxes of new old stock 5 1/4" disks, using ADTpro I started to transfer over about 15 disk images from an old PC to my IIGS using the bootstrap method. Testing them out every one worked without error. What is the life expectancy of these old floppies?
  11. This looks like a good one, I will give that a try. Thanks
  12. I see this one listed on eBay http://www.ebay.ca/itm/NEW-NOS-1983-Wico-APPLE-II-IIe-II-PLUS-ANALOG-Joystick-50-1030-CASE-FRESH-/351455664968?hash=item51d463db48:g:gaUAAOxykMpTINeh A bit pricy but I already have two wilco joysticks for the Amiga will they work?
  13. No sound and the LED did come on for a second. A disc goes in all the way so it's almost flush with the face but stops as if it's hitting something. I've tried inserting a paper clip in the little hole on the button still no difference.
  14. So I found an old Apple A9M0106 disc drive but it won't take a disk. Is this likely reparable or is it toast. When I power up the GS nothing happens to the drive at all.
  15. There are a fair bit of joysticks available for the Apple II series but what is the best one to get that can still be found fairly easy?
  16. So how do I hook up both drives up to the Apple IIGS? I see only one port.
  17. Turrican II is a must have, I really like Deluxe Galaga and Deluxe Pacman, Tetrix, Pinball dreams, Lemmings, Morph and the list goes on
  18. Tonyvdb


    My kids love playing it
  19. Bill has mostly covered what I would have said, I will add that if you go with an a1200 or the A2000 you can buy an Indivision graphics adapter that snaps direcly on the video socket of the Amiga (costs $100 aprox) and you can use any LCD monitor on it See here for the 1200 version: http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1148 and here for the 2000 version: http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=918
  20. Tonyvdb


    Personally I like games like Hard Hat Mack, Cannonball blitz, Beyond castle wolfinstine, Dino eggs, Santapravia, Ultima, lemonade stand and Super bunny just to name a few.
  21. Depends on how much you want to spend, Amiga systems have seen a real hike in prices as of late. The A500 would be your lowest cost but the A1200 being fairly hard to come by run upwards of $500 for a basic unit and for an A4000 your looking at around $700. Do you want AGA or will the standard graphics suffice for you? Games are a little bit harder to come by as many of the games still have active copy writes going so downloads for some are not free.
  22. Tonyvdb


    I just got myself an Apple IIGS for the same reason as yourself. It is fairly much 100% backwards compatible to the older IIE IIC computer games and gives you the ability to play the better GS games written for 16 bit. Its also expandable to include a hard drive and you can run an OS that looks very similar to the first Mac's.
  23. Ive never played that version however Turican II on the Amiga looks very similar and one of my all time favorites to play. Great memories for sure.
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