: Amiga 2500


bmovie
Dec 13th, 2009, 03:37 PM
Had nothing to do today so after 18years of storage I decided to start up my Amiga 2500 that has been sitting in a box in the cold cellar....guess what....


IT STILL WORKS!!!:clap::clap::clap:

Now if only I remember what to do on it...LOL

So after about 20 minutes of it running, it started smoking out the back...I shut it down quickly opened it up and saw nothing. So I started it up and it was running for about 2 hours without any issues.

I can't believe that it still works, I plugged in my drawing tablet - works
I pluged in my DCTV - works
External disk drive - works

Weird looking at the graphics compared to the 27" imac i just bought

Kids thought it was a COOL computer.

Anyway thought I would share.

rgray
Dec 13th, 2009, 03:56 PM
There's a web browser for that!!
http://www.ibrowse-dev.net/index_gfx_quote.png
IBrowse - web browser for Amiga computers / AmigaOS (http://www.ibrowse-dev.net/)

bmovie
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:00 PM
There's a web browser for that!!
http://www.ibrowse-dev.net/index_gfx_quote.png
IBrowse - web browser for Amiga computers / AmigaOS (http://www.ibrowse-dev.net/)

Thanks, but I can't run this...I don't have an ethernet port.

MazterCBlazter
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:01 PM
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bmovie
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Amiga is one computer company that I wish survived and thrived. It would have helped keep Apple and Microsoft pushing harder with their development work.

Wasn't Amiga the king of graphics before Apple?

Yes it was, you should have seen the things I was doing on it. I was using my drawing tablet to create cell animations that I could record directly to a VCR

I was able to multitask, edit graphics and sound...it was great.
and at the time it came out Apple only had the Apple II small screen, black and white.

Too bad they had to go under. And look 18+ years in storage the thing still works!

DavidH
Dec 13th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Yeah the Amiga was so cool.
Its graphics was so far ahead of everyone else.

I am having trouble remembering what I did with mine.

I think some of the games were Donkey Kong, Mario Brothers and others that I cannot remember.

Brings back memories.

DavidH

PS
Before that I was inputing Machine Code directly into my Commodore 64. Remember it had a Cassette Tape Drive.

MazterCBlazter
Dec 13th, 2009, 05:23 PM
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bmovie
Dec 13th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Thanks for the links.
I still don't think what I have is practical for anything other than a paper weight now.
The only upgrades I did to the thing were two 105mb hard drives that cost me (at least for one) $550 at the time.

I'm just glad that it still works....I would hate to throw this thing away.

Amiga2000HD
Dec 14th, 2009, 09:25 AM
Yes, Amigas were great machines. It's a shame they didn't make it through the 90s. I really owe a lot to what I learned about computers on the Amiga 500 and 2000 that I had.

mguertin
Dec 14th, 2009, 10:41 AM
Install Shapeshifter on it, then you can run OS8 :) Shapeshifter and Fusion, 68K MAC Emulation on the AMiGA (http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~miles.j/shape.html)

Amigas were WAY ahead of their time, and Commodore had very poor business management skills (which lead to their demise). The Video Toaster completely changed things in the video/TV world ... Video Toaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Toaster)