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I had LCP for the Amiga a long time ago. It didn't like Fast RAM on a 500 for whatever reason, and on a 1200, unfortunately the game would crash whenever the LCP entered any of the white doors. Intriguing concept for the time though.

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Just in case you miss the main thread:

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The UK’s number 1 retro gaming podcast returns with a special “Commodore Amiga” focused episode! Hosts Steve, Matt & Sam take a look back at their favorite 16 bit computer and the games that made the system so special as it reaches it’s 30th birthday.
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Weird, at 5am this morning just as I was going to bed I looked to see if Retro Asylum had done an Amiga episode. I couldn't find one (there were a couple that were like top 10 games/music right?) and then you post one up 2 hours later!

Your podcast is on the rotation of 10 or so that I usually listen to while I'm drifting off. I do remember thinking last night though "Wow I had no idea RA had been going for so long". I still think of it as relatively new for some reason. Well done for keeping it going and keeping the quality up.

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Cheers mate. Yeah we've been going since late 2011 and I've been with it from the start. It has changed a bit since I took over fully late last year but the feedback has been great so far.

There have been a few Amiga focused episodes and as you said there have been a couple of Amiga music specials too.

I'm out at the moment but I'll provide the links for the Amiga ones in this thread tomorrow :)

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Ok, here are some of the Amiga focused episodes of RA as requested:

Episode 26 - Top 10 Amiga Racers

http://retroasylum.podomatic.com/enclosure/2012-11-09T00_43_17-08_00.mp3

Episode 33.5 - Top 10 Amiga Games Of 88

http://retroasylum.podomatic.com/enclosure/2013-02-21T23_17_10-08_00.mp3

Episode 35.5 - Swainy's Top 10 Amiga Tunes (we used to love a top 10)

http://retroasylum.podomatic.com/enclosure/2013-03-22T03_04_51-07_00.mp3

Episode 37 - Dino Dini Interview Part 1

http://retroasylum.podomatic.com/enclosure/2013-04-13T18_33_53-07_00.mp3

Episode 39 - Dino Dini Interview Part 2

http://retroasylum.podomatic.com/enclosure/2013-05-11T22_59_12-07_00.mp3

Episode 65 - Amiga Music Special

http://retroasylum.podomatic.com/enclosure/2013-12-27T03_30_30-08_00.mp3

Episode 77 - Chris Huelsbeck Interview (Loads of C64 talk too)

http://retroasylum.podomatic.com/enclosure/2014-03-20T07_22_46-07_00.mp3

Episode 79 - Stoo Cambridge Interview

http://retroasylum.podomatic.com/enclosure/2014-04-03T13_57_19-07_00.mp3

Episode 81 - Jon Hare Interview

http://retroasylum.podomatic.com/enclosure/2014-04-18T00_36_26-07_00.mp3

Episode 92 - The History Of Psygnosis

http://retroasylum.podomatic.com/enclosure/2014-07-10T13_32_22-07_00.mp3

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So you like the look of the Gotek floppy emulator but don't like the idea of installing it/having to snap out bits of plastic etc?

Maybe you'll find this a bit more appealing. It's a good £20 extra but may be worth it for the ease of fitting and use.

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Out of interest what's an Amiga 1000 worth these days. Have an A500 and an A1200 but I know someone selling an Amiga 1000, 1200 and C64 and was wondering what the Amiga 1000 is worth?

Am I right in thinking the names are written inside the case?

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What names? The model numbers? From what I remember there are "code names" on the circuit boards like "Rock Lobster" (original ECS A500 I think) which tell you what model it is. Maybe just with the earlier models. Is that what you mean?

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The designers of the hardware had their names etched into the inside of the case on the original A1000.

To answer the question on value, there have been a couple of eBay recently that sold for a bit over £250.

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didnt the amiga 4000 have that too?

Injection moulding? No, Commodore really cut back on the case design after the A1000 launched. They even re-used the same case design for different machines on occasions.

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The designers of the hardware had their names etched into the inside of the case on the original A1000.

To answer the question on value, there have been a couple of eBay recently that sold for a bit over £250.

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Just wondering, I know that the Amiga 2000 was notoriously expandable, what with its PC-XT boards and so on, but did it ever have a means to (unofficially) upgrade it to an AGA chipset? Or am I thinking of something else?

You can add a graphics card, a PPC board and upgrade to AmigaOS3.9 (the last 68k release), but none of these will allow you to run AGA games.

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18 hours ago, Protocol Penguin said:

Anyone ever played Knights of the Crystallion? Very weird game.

 

The author/programmer of the game, Bill Williams, never did ordinary.

 

I don't think I played that game but personal favourites of mine by Bill Williams include Necromancer, Mind Walker and Sinbad and the throne of the falcon.

 

A fascinating talent and gone too soon.

 

http://www.gamedesignersremembered.com/bill-williams

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Yeah, he was amazing but sometimes he took on way too much himself. The guys at Cinemaware said they wanted additional graphic artists to "touch up" Sinbad (so to speak), but he wouldn't let anyone else touch it.

 

which is a shame as it looks like absolute arse, but it's a great game.

 

 

 

remember, this was released after Defender of the Crown!

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Well they seem to work , which is nice!

Not as good a way of playing the games as the thecompany 1-click installations, but seeing as they have never been updated to work in Win 10 , and the site is now offline, I guess they are not an option any more which is a real shame. I still have most of them archived somewhere, to be honest they are probably worth keeping a Win 7 installation around, just to keep thecompany 1-clicks playable. 

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On 09/08/2016 at 00:55, Anne Summers said:

Well they seem to work , which is nice!

Not as good a way of playing the games as the thecompany 1-click installations, but seeing as they have never been updated to work in Win 10 , and the site is now offline, I guess they are not an option any more which is a real shame. I still have most of them archived somewhere, to be honest they are probably worth keeping a Win 7 installation around, just to keep thecompany 1-clicks playable. 

 

oh shit really? i wonder why that happened. Was very convenient to play games like that - i have a few on my work computers so i might have to grab them, but i only have win10 now at home =(

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On 5/14/2016 at 19:25, moora said:

Yeah, he was amazing but sometimes he took on way too much himself. The guys at Cinemaware said they wanted additional graphic artists to "touch up" Sinbad (so to speak), but he wouldn't let anyone else touch it.

 

which is a shame as it looks like absolute arse, but it's a great game.

 

remember, this was released after Defender of the Crown!

 

You're joking. It wasn't technically as pretty as Defender of the Crown but the graphics and music were ground breaking. And anyone who knows the Amiga really well can tell this was a very early game, almost certainly developed at the same time as Defender of the Crown. The fonts and mouse pointer give it away. Defender of the Crown featured a lot of stills, very pretty due to Jim Sachs but stills nevertheless.

 

The style was amazing. This sequence is a bit ropey but is highly evocative, like most of the game. A good thing in art.

 

 

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On 8/9/2016 at 00:55, Anne Summers said:

Well they seem to work , which is nice!

Not as good a way of playing the games as the thecompany 1-click installations, but seeing as they have never been updated to work in Win 10 , and the site is now offline, I guess they are not an option any more which is a real shame. I still have most of them archived somewhere, to be honest they are probably worth keeping a Win 7 installation around, just to keep thecompany 1-clicks playable. 

 

On 8/11/2016 at 18:13, Darhkwing said:

 

oh shit really? i wonder why that happened. Was very convenient to play games like that - i have a few on my work computers so i might have to grab them, but i only have win10 now at home =(

Seems to be working again now: http://thecompany.pl/

 

Just downloaded Batman with no trouble.

 

Ironically that Internet Archive site just currently shows the following message for me: "The item is not available due to issues with the item's content.
If you would like to report this problem as an error report, you may do so here."

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Well its good to know the site wasn't permanently gone, fingers crossed someone is still working on it behind the scenes and they will get round to updating the games to work in Win 10 and maybe even eventually get them multiplayer-enabled, which I remember them saying they were working on at one point.

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