Amiga Technologies Amiga A 1200 - Eye Poppy number 15.
Still whiter than white and I have never
attacked the plastic with chemicals.
A pleasure to use I have to say.
An Amiga Amiga 1200 no less.. bonkers.
Quick scribbles when I do things.
Sadly no expansions.
And she still has the shielding. Amazing.
This is the hard drive that I did the old
freezer trick and brought back to life.
A 1.4GB Seagate drive.
Fitted with 3.1 ROM standard by Escom.
Can you see the green light on the floppy.
The shielding is a little dull.
That green light hidden by the case.
These are not Commodore style drives
and I believe modified PC drives. Dunno.
I banged in the 4MB PCMCIA to give her a lift.
With 70MB in use this is not a standard Workbench.
Ami-PC software for connecting to a PC.
ToolsDaemon lets you launch programs
from a drop down menu. ARQ just adds a
mass of animated requesters and notifications
that actually are very very useful.
Pretty much my standard Work volume at
a little over 250MB which is light.
There are three other volumes on the
computer making five in all and 1.4GB.
I never really show any of my own designed
icons. I'm very private about such things.
The eye is one of mine and she blinks.
The other icons are from a Shopper cover disk.
Not much of a Bridge.. Looks a bit random.
AWNpipe is a development tool which is
great for accessing those 'tooltypes'. I
was in communication with a guy on AmigaSA
who was well into this and sent me loads
of stuff. He had an incredible Amiga music
site featuring all his own creations. I do
miss the Amiga groups. So incredibly useful
and I made so many friends there.
PicView is a thumbnail viewer. Sadly there
were no catalogues in the folder which
was kinda strange. This software works
surprisingly well and lets you view all
your image files from the interface.
Sadly no Ethernet so that wasn't going to work.
Neither was YAM. Man I use to come home
every night and get literally hundreds of
Amiga group mails to wade through.
Workbench X.X is the Workbench from the tower.
The best and smallest data base software ever.
I have so many Softwood databases littered all
over my Amigas. Cracking bit of software.
SuperBase was OK but not anything like as friendly.
Image Engineer 2.1 is on all my Amigas
and I wouldn't be without it.
Main Actor is just magic. It can save in so
many animation formats and is a hoot and a
half to play with. Always makes me happy.
Note the animated 'info', that's ARQ in action.
The ghost in the machine. Looks like a software
dump for transferring stuff to other Amigas.
HyperText is one of those gems you
trip across on the cover disks.
I see ARCHanler in the tools drawer.
It archives your whole hard drive and
reduced the capacity. Then when you need
anything it just unarchives automatically.
I did use to have my drive set up that way.
Iconian is the star in that drawer.
I will feature Koudelka in an Iconian
blog in a few days. I do like icon creation.
PC2Am is another linker between PC and Amiga.
Infonexus is a file manager and the cute
thing is it puts mini icons after your
file listings so you know what it is.
Works very well, but I have DOPus.
TechnoSound Turbo II sample maker.
My goodness you can lose days of
your life with this software and never
go to bed. So rewarding and fun.
AMOS Professional and simply brilliant. Man
have I spent so much time using this.
These images are from a couple of
my own games. The sizes of the the
programs are enormous. Dunno if you
can see the red scroll bar on the right.
I never had that many games on the Amiga
I was mostly interested in software. But I
did tinker and these look like some of my
most favourite games.
Jetstrike... Up up up and down down down.
Taking off and crashing was hilarious.
Great music and creepy noises. Classic
in Hired Guns. Way ahead of its time.
Banshee was your modern River Raid and way better.
Ishar 2 is still one of my all time favourite
games on any platform. So intoxicating. The
first game I played where I needed to level
up to make the challenges easier.
Dark winter nights in a dimly lit room
with DreamWeb is mind blowing.
A-Train is a SIM and a very good one at that.
Settlers is probably the best Amiga game ever.
Syndicate... by Bullfrog. An Amiga classic.
Colonization is also a remarkable game.
From the series of Civilization is as
equally time consuming... but fun. I just
love games that I can save and then carry
on where I left off.
Star Trek is a very large game that is just
way too short. It takes no time to beat the
game and your left crying for more.
Beneath a Steel Sky follows in the footsteps
of so many pointy clicky problem solving games
and does it really well. Couldn't put it down.
ARQ and the information on the Amiga.
SysInfo showing all those drives.
And finally Dopus. What would the Amiga be
without DOpus. I just don't know how anyone
copes without it. It truly is magical and
I would be lost without it.
VidiAmiga the software that changed my life.
I was starting to think the Amiga was just a
glorified games machine when I first bought
it ... that was until I discovered VidiAmiga.
This software lets me bring my own world onto
the Amiga. I used a camera and video to bring
in content and that coupled with the TechnoSound
and AMOS really brought a dynamic to the Amiga
that has yet to be surpassed by any computer.
I seriously didn't sleep some nights. And it was
what made me fall head over heals in love with
the Amiga. This is a brilliant tool.
There really is no escape from the Amiga.
But unexpanded the 1200 really does suffer.
I realised very early on that 68030 is where
you need to be and with as much memory as you
can afford... Plus a large hard drive. Oh and
a proper monitor etc. Endless possibilities.