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Offline fondpondforever

5.25 Disks
« on: April 25, 2016, 06:40:31 PM »
Did the Amiga computer have a 5.25" Floppy Disk Drive back in the 80's and 90's or was that just the PC? And if so what good games do you remember playing. Thanks.
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Online Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: 5.25 Disks
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 06:46:21 PM »
Your two questions are completely unrelated.  There was an optional 5.25" disk drive, but this was mainly for bridgeboards / PC compatibility.  AFAIK no native Amiga software ever shipped on 5.25" disks.  Why would it, when even the very first Amiga came with a 3.5" drive?  :p

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Offline jdupuis

Re: 5.25 Disks
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2016, 06:55:05 PM »
Quote from: fondpondforever;807536
Did the Amiga computer have a 5.25" Floppy Disk Drive back in the 80's and 90's or was that just the PC? And if so what good games do you remember playing. Thanks.

The A1020 5.25" External Floppy Drive. Used with the Amiga PC bridgeboards. The Amiga didn't come with one. There was also internals for CrossDos. I, personally speaking, never saw or paid attention to Amiga 5.25 floppy software available in those years. I was glad to use 3.5" floppies. Going from 5.25 to 3.5, back then, was like going from SCSI to SATA by todays standards. This is just my two cents for what it's worth.  :)