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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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

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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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