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Offline cpaek72

Here is my x5000
« on: July 19, 2017, 10:52:48 PM »
Ok, so I spent the last few days looking up on the internet how to do basic things in os4.1 FE and this is what I've set up so far.

To my surprise, the computer is absolutely amazing. My main purpose of this was to avoid the habbit of collecting a bunch of vintage machines(I own a 2000, 500 and 1200) and enjoy a bunch of games I played as a kid and not bother with setting up complicated emulators and conflicts when it comes to chipsets, kickstart versions etc. Basically, this machine has exceeded my expectations. Once I got past the crazy monitor issue, everything else went relatively smoothly for a os4 noob. Everything plays great and all my classic software just runs without any issues. People will argue you can do the same thing in windows, but it just misses the feel of running a real amiga like os4. There is no interface to run the emulator - it runs invisible behind the scenes and all the folders look like classic Amiga where all you have to do is click the icon and it just runs.

I purchased a Sapphire r9 270x from Amiga On The Lake and it works flawlessly. By the way Aaron from AOTL is insanely curtious and very helpful. He called me on his cell phone to trouble shoot the original monitor issue I had and he couldn't have given me more confidence to shop with him in the future.

The computer was assembled by Amigakit and it came to me in perfect packaging and condition. The guys there take their time and with the build and it shows.

I also own a 16core HP z840 and Titan X, so the Amiga is definitely a computer that reminds me of when computers were still fun and not perfect. You spend hours trying to figure things out, but that's the charm of it. I haven't had so much fun reading articles about how to's since the the 80's and 90's as a child.

If anyone is on the fence about the x5000, I would whole heartedly recommend a buy. A-Eon, Hyperion, AOTL, Amigakit have all pulled off the impossible in my eyes.
 

Offline Djole

Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 11:50:21 PM »
Waiting for your commercial.... or is this it ?
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Offline cpaek72

Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 12:01:57 AM »
Can't tell if you're being snarky or actually curious about the commercial. Here are pics from the set of the commercial. Currently in post, which includes editorial.
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 12:17:37 AM »
Cool set!  :hammer:
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Offline djomre

Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 01:51:16 AM »
Quote from: cpaek72;828401
Can't tell if you're being snarky or actually curious about the commercial. Here are pics from the set of the commercial. Currently in post, which includes editorial.


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Offline djomre

Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 01:53:58 AM »
Quote from: cpaek72;828399
Ok, so I spent the last few days looking up on the internet how to do basic things in os4.1 FE and this is what I've set up so far.

To my surprise, the computer is absolutely amazing. My main purpose of this was to avoid the habbit of collecting a bunch of vintage machines(I own a 2000, 500 and 1200) and enjoy a bunch of games I played as a kid and not bother with setting up complicated emulators and conflicts when it comes to chipsets, kickstart versions etc. Basically, this machine has exceeded my expectations. Once I got past the crazy monitor issue, everything else went relatively smoothly for a os4 noob. Everything plays great and all my classic software just runs without any issues. People will argue you can do the same thing in windows, but it just misses the feel of running a real amiga like os4. There is no interface to run the emulator - it runs invisible behind the scenes and all the folders look like classic Amiga where all you have to do is click the icon and it just runs.

I purchased a Sapphire r9 270x from Amiga On The Lake and it works flawlessly. By the way Aaron from AOTL is insanely curtious and very helpful. He called me on his cell phone to trouble shoot the original monitor issue I had and he couldn't have given me more confidence to shop with him in the future.

The computer was assembled by Amigakit and it came to me in perfect packaging and condition. The guys there take their time and with the build and it shows.

I also own a 16core HP z840 and Titan X, so the Amiga is definitely a computer that reminds me of when computers were still fun and not perfect. You spend hours trying to figure things out, but that's the charm of it. I haven't had so much fun reading articles about how to's since the the 80's and 90's as a child.

If anyone is on the fence about the x5000, I would whole heartedly recommend a buy. A-Eon, Hyperion, AOTL, Amigakit have all pulled off the impossible in my eyes.


I was on the fence, but might just take the plunge.  It's only money..   Thanks for the review!
 

Offline eliyahu

Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 03:12:04 AM »
@cpaek72

great to see yet another X5000 user on the forum! :)

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Offline outrun1978

Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 07:37:30 AM »
The X5000 is an amazing machine, I for one am happy that i took the plunge and bought one too, i certainly haven't had this much fun with a computer since i got my original A1200 back in the 1990's.
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Offline cpaek72

Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 07:41:31 AM »
Finally got AvP, Quake2 and RTCW to work. If anyone wants to avoid the research I did, the Warp 3D drivers in the enhancer pack are not compatible with these games. Download Warp 3D from the Amistore and it all works now.

Basically everthing is working and really loving the verstality of the machine.
 

Offline outrun1978

Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 07:58:21 AM »
Basically everthing is working and really loving the verstality of the machine.[/QUOTE]

Versatile is one good adjective to describe it :-)   If you haven't already I would try and download the FPSE Sony Playstation 1 Emulator which works really well on the X5000, was having a good play of Soul Blade and Grand Turismo last night.
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Offline cpaek72

Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2017, 08:45:19 AM »
Had to post this last photo tonight of this great wallpaper I found. And I downloaded the playstation emulator - will try out tomorrow. The snes emulator works great as well.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2017, 09:01:24 AM by cpaek72 »
 

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Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2017, 01:11:25 PM »
So going to bite.  Everybody seems to spend all this money and then just run emulators and ports of old games.

What does it give you ,  say over my 27inch 5k iMac ? which probably cost less

Edit:  Not trying to sound like a troll, I am genuinely curious
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Offline outrun1978

Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2017, 05:05:15 PM »
I do plenty on my X5000 I surf the web, I watch videos on it I play music, I play a whole host of classic and recent OS4.1 releases, yes I play stuff on at least 30 emulated systems and computers, I write and publish my blog on the X5000,. I use it for word-processing and other office tasks and yes it even dual boots into Linux.. I'd quite like to try out MorphOS on it but it all seems to have gone very quiet over there with no one able to answer why we are still waiting for the X5000 version to come out....
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Offline Iggy

Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2017, 05:50:25 PM »
Quote from: JJ;828424
So going to bite.  Everybody seems to spend all this money and then just run emulators and ports of old games.

What does it give you ,  say over my 27inch 5k iMac ? which probably cost less

Edit:  Not trying to sound like a troll, I am genuinely curious


Hmm, from the iMac's specs, I'd say less cores, and it will run PPC software without an emulator.
Other than that, they are both high priced machines that appeal to a select audience.

What I'm not sure of is what your iMac has to offer over my low end Ryzen based system with a similar video card and a freesync monitor, except a much higher cost (and that all-in-one, but its very hard to upgrade, packaging).

Now if either system beat your children for you (like a Welshman :hammer:), then maybe they'd be worth the money. And that IS a troll comment (but just for fun).
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Offline outrun1978

Re: Here is my x5000
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2017, 05:58:08 PM »
@iggy

You are forgetting with any Mac you get automatic lifetime membership of the Cupertino Cult which is akin to the Church of Scientology, its practically impossible to leave this cult so I'm told as everything is wonderful and glorious according to its creepy head recruiters  who work at branches of Apple stores worldwide.....
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