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Re: Miggy Owners

Post by eslapion » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:39 pm

dudz wrote:drool about your benchmark numbers like all the other amiga poopers? :lol:
I drool only about stuff that has nothing to do with computers...

My A3000 main function right now is... collecting dust.

BTW; why would you assume I'm interested in drooling about the benchmark of a 25 year old computer? I have an i7 laptop... :roll:

[quote="Zippy Zapp]Well if you don't need it I could for sure put it to use. I am missing an A3000[/quote]
I'd be happy to sell it but the postage is going to cost you. The thing weighs 10kg (22 pounds).


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Re: Miggy Owners

Post by motrucker » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:14 pm

I still really use my Amiga. I draw, and create art work on it, using programs from the now ancient DPaint V, PPaint, Image FX 4, and a few others with a Wacom Tablet I bought years ago. I can create better looking graphics on the Amiga then I can on a PC.
I also create fliers, posters, etc with a good DTP program (Pagestream 4).
I use both Windows software and Amiga programs to create the best work I can. Believe me, the Amiga is not dead for people like me.
My A2000 only has a "little" 40MHz '030, with 26Mb of RAM, so it isn't a powerhouse, like an A4000 could be.
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Re: Miggy Owners

Post by eslapion » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:47 pm

motrucker wrote: I can create better looking graphics on the Amiga then I can on a PC.
I find that too.

25 years ago, I wanted to show teenagers how a toy rocket motor burns inside with a small simple animation. It was so easy on the Amiga.

What a ton of trouble with any PC software.

I never found any equivalent to Art Department's backdrop and backline functions.

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Re: Miggy Owners

Post by motrucker » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:34 am

eslapion wrote:
motrucker wrote: I can create better looking graphics on the Amiga then I can on a PC.
I find that too.
25 years ago, I wanted to show teenagers how a toy rocket motor burns inside with a small simple animation. It was so easy on the Amiga.
What a ton of trouble with any PC software.
I never found any equivalent to Art Department's backdrop and backline functions.
Back in 1992, I was paid to do advertisements using Professional Page 3.0
My point was that I am doing this today! Granted there is also a new PC involved too, but, most of the affects I create are done with the Amiga, and occasionally with a C-64. It is so easy to import graphic, music, and DTP files these days, it's amazing what can be produced using all of these computers. My A2000 was collecting dust, until I realized that the PC software would not produce what I needed.
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Re: Miggy Owners

Post by eslapion » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:42 am

motrucker wrote:My point was that I am doing this today! Granted there is also a new PC involved too, but, most of the affects I create are done with the Amiga, and occasionally with a C-64. It is so easy to import graphic, music, and DTP files these days, it's amazing what can be produced using all of these computers. My A2000 was collecting dust, until I realized that the PC software would not produce what I needed.
I know... I wish I still was but I've changed field of work since 1992...

I have something here that may be useful to you but it is so damn heavy and bulky; a Sharp JX-450 11"x17" scanner with the necessary ASDG Twin-X Zorro-II card and Professional Scanlab software.

I wish I could give it to you. It was worth around $5000 back then.
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Re: Miggy Owners

Post by motrucker » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:03 pm

eslapion wrote:
motrucker wrote:My point was that I am doing this today! Granted there is also a new PC involved too, but, most of the affects I create are done with the Amiga, and occasionally with a C-64. It is so easy to import graphic, music, and DTP files these days, it's amazing what can be produced using all of these computers. My A2000 was collecting dust, until I realized that the PC software would not produce what I needed.
I know... I wish I still was but I've changed field of work since 1992...
I have something here that may be useful to you but it is so damn heavy and bulky; a Sharp JX-450 11"x17" scanner with the necessary ASDG Twin-X Zorro-II card and Professional Scanlab software.
I wish I could give it to you. It was worth around $5000 back then.
These were excellent scanners. I have seen them in action. Today I use the scanner on my HP printer/scanner, and import the work to the Amiga. It actually works quite well. I just found an '040 accelerator for my A2000, so I may speed things up a little. The 40MHz '030 I use now is OK, so I can hold out for a nice low price.
When we buy a house, I will set up a workshop so I can get back into some electronics projects. This apartment is just too small for any but the smallest of projects. This fall we hope to be out of here.
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Re: Miggy Owners

Post by yaztromo » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:13 pm

eslapion wrote:What good could I do with a nice A3000 runing OS 3.9 with a 35MHz 68040 on a mercury accelerator also carrying 32MB fast ?
Play games that could make use of the higher CPU speed?

If you're not into games and demos there's not a whole lot of use for it, not unless you're the creative type.

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Re: Miggy Owners

Post by eslapion » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:32 am

In the Amiga days 1990-93, I loved playing a couple of games on the Amiga which supported analog joysticks.

F-117 Stealth Fighter, Grand Prix Circuit, Gunship 2000, A-10 Tank Killer were among them.

I admit Apache Longbow on the PC rendered Gunship 2000 totally obsolete.
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