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  1. I enjoy soldering things and am quite good at it but I think for this project I'm going to use this DB15 that has a screw terminals. https://www.amazon.ca/Swellder-Breakout-Terminals-Connector-Terminal/dp/B018GFTYY8?ie=UTF8&ref_=pe_386430_126088100_TE_item
  2. Thank you, thats very helpful
  3. Ok, Ive picked up a GBS8220 I just want to confirm that I still need to build the adapter above as I agree, Im not going to solder anything directly on the MB of the GS
  4. So an old Amiga 1084 monitor wont work on the GS? I have a nice 13" Sony trinitron that I may just use for now. The monitor that I got with the GS is just the monochrome one that only has composite in.
  5. There is also a guy here in Edmonton who often gets Amiga stuff in http://amigalounge.com/productlist.html He had an A500 available just last week so maybe see if its still there.
  6. The a500 is a bit underwhelming as to what you can do with it due to its limited space inside. The 1200 is not much better however there are alot more things you can add to it to make it a better machine. If AGA is important to you then the 1200 or the 4000 are your only options, the 4000 however will run you around $700 for a base model. The 2000HD does quite well with a hard drive and some extra ram. It can be gotten for around $200-$300
  7. Nope, those SCSI to IDE adapters are up in the $200 range
  8. Anything SCSI has always been pricy. Try finding a 100gb or larger Segate cheetah SCSI drive for under $70 $20-$40 for a CD drive is about normal.
  9. Still my favorite to play: Christmas Lemmings But its not as old as some mentioned. It came out in around 1991
  10. Hi, Im looking for a LC III modem port to RS-232 cable so I can transfer disk images from a PC to my Apple IIGS. I found this site http://retrofloppy.com/products.html but after calculating their shipping there is no way I am paying that. They want almost $60 to ship it to me in Canada (it should only be about $15) thats highway robbery!
  11. What software will you use to mount the CD drive? I know with my Asim CDFS Ive had no issues using three different SCSI CD drives on my A2000. Im currently using a single disc Pioneer drive but I dont know the model number off hand.
  12. I already have the two machines that Ive dreamed about owning, one is the Amiga 4000 and the other I just got, an Apple IIGS but my want would be to get an accelerator 68060 50mHz for the A4000. I had one back in the 90s but sold it due to a cash crunch I was in and regret it to this day The problem is when they do show up they cost as much as a 4000T and Im not willing to shell out that kind of cash.
  13. Fan or not, the Amiga did not sink because of Commodore's fans lack of loyalty it was due to crummy marketing and customer service as I said before. If you have ever used the Video Toaster Flyer you will understand how great a machine it is/was. I used mine weekly for more than 15 years and it still works flawlessly today. Ligtwave although slow worked perfectly on the Amiga and would run circles around any other computer platform out there until there were cost effective PC based video editing available in around 2008 I looked for days trying to find an active Apple II forum settling here only after trying several dedicated forums only to see no activity for more than a year on those. Atari seems to be popular and so does the older Mac forums but not even close to the Amiga forums (I know of 3 that are very active)
  14. Although the Amiga 500 was not really a game console it was by all means usable as one. My brother and I carried one around with us when we went to friends places and even though floppy based had a boatload of games available and loaded fast enough to be just a usable as a console.
  15. That is still the case today, we have several Amiga user groups in operation in my area. And I had to really dig hard to find an active Apple II user forum. Amiga forums are still all busy with plenty of active users world wide.
  16. So I want to use an LCD monitor on my Apple IIGS is it possible do use one of these? http://www.ebay.com/bhp/rgb-to-vga-converter
  17. Thanks guys, ADTpro it is I guess.
  18. Im really just interested in the older 8bit games like Hard hat mac, Cannonball blitz, BC quest for tires, Beyond Castle wolf....and so on.
  19. The CFFA3000 looks interesting, A bit pricey.... If I get a 3.5" drive can I use those disk images and transfer them from my PC over to my Amiga (that reads the 880k disks) and then use thos on the Apple or is the formatting on the disks different on the Apple vs the Amiga?
  20. Thanks guys, it has rom 0.1 So some memory is going to be a good idea I guess. How does a small LCD tv look or should I stick with the 13" Sony trinitron that I have kicking around.
  21. Put it this way, the games are allot of fun (my kids love them) and there is something crazy about owning a computer thats 20+ years old (excluding an old PC, as they were junk) thats used frequently and still works. The video Toaster part is nostalgic at the very least and I cant bring myself to get rid of it.
  22. There is something special about these old platforms, Your so right about the prices going up. Amigas are becoming ridiculous now particularly the A1200, A3000 and A4000 and a working CD32 is off the charts.
  23. Why are the IIe machines so much more than a IIGS for example? I just grabbed one for $50 yesterday.
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