• modernising amiga 600

    From Mantrid@80:61/0 to All on Mon Dec 14 16:42:13 2020
    Hi all.
    I'm going to recap our old a600 so i
    can start using it again, because it's
    stock it's obviously going to benefit
    from some modern additions, so here are
    my ideas and i'd love some input!
    1-furia: this looks amazing, I think
    I'd pair it with some slowram too in
    the trapdoor
    2-sd hard drive
    3-rom switcher?
    id love to have kickstart 3.1, but
    some games we have used relokick to
    1.3, so my first thought was an auto
    rom switcher that switches from 3.1 to
    1.3 by using ctrl a a, but then i read
    furia also uses ctrl a a to remove some
    fastram to allow pmcia to work
    correctly, will these two interfere
    with each other?

    what other solutions do people have for
    older games that previously used
    relokick? (I'd prefer to usethe actual
    floppies rather than downloaded roms
    etc since wehave hundreds of these
    floppies and may as well use them!)
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  • From Roc@80:505/18 to Mantrid on Tue Nov 2 11:39:07 2021
    1-furia: this looks amazing, I think
    I'd pair it with some slowram too in
    the trapdoor

    AIUI the trapdoor will give you an extra 1MB chip, for the maximum of 2MB,
    it won't give you SLOW. No SLOW on A600. It can give you an RTC, however.

    Furia's been around for a while, there's likely better now; I recommend investigating. I'm also out of touch with A600.

    The main problem with A600 is that clip-on-cpu expansions tend to be
    low reliability, and there's sadly no alternative.

    2-sd hard drive

    I hear MSATA to IDE adapters work great... unlike SD adapters or, the worst,
    CF adapters. Note that my only Amiga with hdd atm (A1200) has an actual 2.5" 120G HDD, so it really is only hearsay.

    3-rom switcher?

    If you've got FAST at all, I'd say to stay on kick37 and use skick.

    Oh, and get a serial null-modem cable if you don't have one. That way, you
    can use AmigaXfer (full disclosure: I wrote it) to move files and floppies around in the most reliable and convenient manner.

    (I'd prefer to use the actual floppies rather than downloaded roms

    Well done. Fuck neutering Amiga by removing the floppy drive, which is a popular crime these days.


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