registry = ipsRegistry::instance(); $this->settings =& $this->registry->fetchSettings(); } public function getOutput() { return; } public function replaceOutput($output, $key) { require_once( IPSLib::getAppDir('ibprobattle') . '/sources/battleHooks.php' ); $this->battleHook = new battleHooks( $this->registry ); return $this->battleHook->statsTopicView($output, $key); } } ?>registry = ipsRegistry::instance(); $this->settings =& $this->registry->fetchSettings(); } public function getOutput() { require_once( IPSLib::getAppDir('ibprobattle') . '/sources/battleHooks.php' ); $this->battleHook = new battleHooks( $this->registry ); return $this->battleHook->statsTopicViewJS(); } } ?> So Today I dug Out My Old Amiga 500 - Gossip Café [/offtopic] - 1Emulation.com

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So Today I dug Out My Old Amiga 500

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It has been in a bin liner in the garage for the last 20 years so I was expecting the worst.

 

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It was pretty dirty and the external drive had rust on it. The power supply looked like it has seen better days too.

 

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I opened it up and cleaned it up. So much dust had built up in there.

 

 

 

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Looking much cleaner inside and out

 

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The 512k expansion looks to have survived pretty well.

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After cleaning I tried to power it up and hey presto

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Even the floppy games I had stored seem to load although I had no sound. Could well be a sound chip problem but I will look into that when I get my decent RGB cable sent from ebay

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Overall I'm just happy it powered up after all this time :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Good to see the old computer is still working after years in the garbage bag. :-)

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Not bad! 



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WHOA! Haven't seen one of those in decades....and it works too!



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Well my external floppy drive is dead and a few keys on the keyboard dont work but apart from that its all good. My SCART to RGB connection came today and its given me a decent picture with sound!

 

Batman The Movie :wink:

 

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Edited by Superman, 03 June 2014 - 05:34 PM.


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MOWARH



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Got a Gotek Floppy drive emulator delivered today and it works very well. It basically lefts me run all my games off a USB stick as adf files. No more floppies!

 

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That's awesome!

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It always amazes me to consider how far we have come in such a short amount of time. My Amiga 2K had a badass full height 60MB SCSI hard disk. My 3K had an even bigger 300MB drive. Now the entire contents of both of those drives sit on a couple of PCs - taking up virtually no space whatsoever, alongside my TOSEC Amiga .adf files.

 

I remember downloading Amiga disk images from local BBSes using a 2400 baud modem. It would take me several hours to get one disk back in the early '90s.  - And here we are today..

 

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I still have the 2K, 3K, A c64, 128d, TI994a, And an Apple 2 sitting in the basement. Last I checked, they all still worked :)

 

I also have an original IBM 5150 (The first 'PC') that no longer functions. I intend to casemod a new PC into it one day. Maybe when I get sick of looking at my slick. black Asus tower. Anyway, the 5150 retailed for something like $3000.00 back in 1981, and today, a free digital watch one might find in a box of cereal has about as much computing power as this tank did.

 

Check out this graphic -

 

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Yay technology !



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It really is crazy how things have advanced now. These new gadgets have helped to give these old machines a new lease of life as floppy disks are eventually going to fail and be impossible to replace. Using a floppy emulator eradicates this issue whilst letting you enjoy the programs on the original hardware as intended. Quite genius. :matrix:


Edited by Superman, 15 June 2014 - 06:10 PM.





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