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Offline hppacito

Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« on: October 20, 2005, 03:56:55 PM »
Hallo everybody !

Finally I decided to buy an A500, after dreaming years and more years over the machines I never had !.

I know that probably an A1200 would had been a better choice, but I want it just for fun, to learn a bit, and to modify it a bit, due to my electronics background. Let's see what can be done... there is a lot of Amiga sites that don't exist anymore. I hope it is not that late.

Greetings... btw, I'm doing my phd in Physical Organic Chemistry !

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2x A500 1MB ;-)
1x A600
3x PCs
1x Gf  :crazy:
 

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Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005, 04:07:59 PM »
Hello and welcome,  This site is one of, if not the best for Amiga users.  I have been here for many years, but just started being active and posting a few months ago.  If you are like most people, having an A500 will just whet your appetite for Amigas and you will want bigger, better, faster ones after you expand the A500 as far as you can.

Good luck on your pHd!
How are you helping the Amiga community? :)
 

Offline _ThEcRoW

Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2005, 05:10:29 PM »
Good choice!!! and welcome aboard.
Expanding the amiga 500 could be fun, but some accelerators are hard to find nowadays, keep trying!!.
With 1Mb of ram you could run ALL the software of kick 1.3, and all the games!!!! I recently had upgraded mine with a 512kb expansion and it rocks!!!!.
Hello and good gaming with your 500.
Amiga 1200 desktop. Apollo 030/50 Mhz 8mb ram + ClassicWB + Wb 3.1
Amiga 500 + ACA500Plus + 16gb CF | ECS Power!!!
C64 DTV + Keyboard mod. Waiting for a 1541 disk ve...
Mac Mini G4 1.42Ghz 1gb OSX(tiger)/Morphos 3.7 Registered
C64mini + usb drive with loads of games...
 

Offline Cyberus

Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2005, 07:47:03 PM »
Willkommen :pint:
I like Amigas
 

Offline InTheSand

Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2005, 08:27:13 PM »
Cool, another Amiga user! Welcome!

The A500 is just the start... before you know it, you'll end up with a full collection! Only another six to get!  :-D

 - Ali
 

Offline hppacito

Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2005, 07:26:18 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome !

The first mod will be the DB-23 to Scart, to see any colors...
Igot a couple of DB-23 in a "Mac II emulation" dongle, without the roms... is quite interesting piece of hw... I'm wondering if that can act as another floppy on its own... has a couple of 74LS393 besides the rom sockets... I have to make a schematic.

After that, I'll add 2 megs of Fast RAM, using one of the circuits from aminet/hacks.

btw, I was wondering if the 68k can be run asyncronously with regard to the main 7MHz clock... I'll have to test it. As I don't know if I'll be able to get a 68hc000... I got a 68010P10... with an inverter and a 10MHz clock... I can get a bit more power...

lte's see  :roll:
2x A500 1MB ;-)
1x A600
3x PCs
1x Gf  :crazy:
 

Offline textory

Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2005, 09:38:21 AM »
Welcome!
Good decision. Greetings to Freiburg!

mfg
textory
munich

@InTheSand: Right! I already got 50% of the collection!
 

Offline Zero

Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2005, 10:16:18 AM »
Welcome dude!

 :-)
MorphOS G4 Quicksilver MDD
 

Offline InTheSand

Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2005, 08:10:45 AM »
@Textory: which ones do you have?

I've got A1000, A500, A3000, A600, A1200... Just need to find a cheap A2000 and A4000 from a New Zealand seller and I'll be sorted!  :-D

 - Ali
 

Offline textory

Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2005, 12:43:37 PM »
@InTheSand

Well, I got a A2000 (schizophrenic, because it has a 8088 bridgeboard inside...), A1200, two A500 (one of them with greenscreen, one day I'll fix it... promise!) and a very very dead A600.

The two A500 count as one A1000? ;-)

Ah... and a C64, but once (1991?) it was drowned in beer. You know the effects of liquids on circuits... >sigh<. I just kept the carcass ... nostalgia.

Hope you find an A2000/4000. In the German eBay.de are some offers, but I guess the shipping to New Zealand will double the price...

Good luck!
 

Offline DeQuevedo

Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2005, 01:13:02 PM »
The first you have to do, or at least, is what i would do, is to get rgb output from the machine by making an RGB cable.

You can easily obtain a hard-to-find db23 from a {bleep} cheap db25 by cutting the unused 2 pin part, and viola. You´re done.

Then, if you feel adventureous, you can do really fun things with the 500.
That machine its hack-o-matic of the computers. Mine its running 14mhz 68000 with different clocks on the same mobbo in order to keep the customs running ok. You can easily do a zorro and cpu slot expander, so you can add cards to the 500, like 68060, scsi, ram, ethernet, graphics, sound, eprom burners....

Like i said... damn fine and fun machine

regards

-DEQ

PD: Mmmm there is a custom kickstart module floating arounf the net for A500 and 2k machines ;)
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-Have Fun infected Incubes!
 

Offline SamOS39

Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2005, 02:09:48 PM »
@InTheSand

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Only another six to go!


Is that including the AmigaOne  :-)

Offline roguebeck

Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2005, 02:38:15 PM »
Hi, and welcome aboard. The A500 is a good first choice. I'm sure you'll get hooked on the Amiga crack and spend all your time on ebay now looking for more toys.
A500 - A501, Supradrive 500XP
A3000
A1200
C64 - TSR Gold Box AD&D games forever!

Always looking for parts, mods and upgrades!
 

Offline Cyberus

Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2005, 04:39:10 PM »
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textory wrote:


Ah... and a C64, but once (1991?) it was drowned in beer.


I would like to be drowned in some good German beer ;-)
I like Amigas
 

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Re: Hallo everybody, from Freiburg, with an A500 ;-)
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2005, 04:50:53 PM »
@ DeQuevedo,

I have a Zorro II slot expander for the A500/A1000, but have never seen or heard of a A2000 CPU slot hack for the A500, please tell me more.
How are you helping the Amiga community? :)