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The music from games made for the Commodore Amiga line of computers played a huge part of my childhood, and some tracks still get my toes tapping. Microprose Formula One Grand Prix is one of those, which a fantastic variation on Fleetwood Mac's song "The Chain", which has been used for the BBC Formula One coverage for as long as I can remember.



Just fantastic. <3
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Does anyone know how to clean tacky gunk off 3½" floppies disks? I've been rooting around in some Amiga disks I got from eBay and some of them are unusable due to the said tacky gunk.



It looks like some kinda cola residue.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
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On Christmas Day 1990 my passion for computers was born. I was a wee seven year old, and under the tree was a rather large box, wrapped up in festive paper, with my name written on it.

I at once knew what it was... )

Amiga 1200

Jun. 21st, 2009 02:11 am
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I've been thinking over the past couple of days about digging out my Commodore Amiga 1200 again.

For those of you who don't know I've always loved Amigas. They were beautiful machines which were way ahead of their time; fast, stable, and had incredible graphics and sound for the time. The amount of games made for the Amiga is staggering (well into the thousands), and at the time it was one of the first computers that was able to multitask.

So I've decided to put my A1200 into a tower. I need to get a few bits and pieces first (suitable case, PSU, PCI busboard, accelerator, etc), which will most likely be after EF, and then I'll move everything across to the tower and install either Workbench 3.1 or AmigaOS 3.9.

The one issue I may have is that my Amiga 1200 has recently stopped reading floppy disks. This doesn't cause a problem with booting from the hard drive, but does prevent me from loading new programs. I'm hoping that it's due to the FDD as I can easily replace that (I've got five external floppy drives), but is that isn't the case then I may have a problem on my paws.

Anyway, I'll post more info as the project goes... if it goes.

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