My Commodore spares make a bigger pile than I thought...

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My Commodore spares make a bigger pile than I thought...

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A pretty respectable collection of most of my odds and ends, pictures taken just today. It's only when you arrange your gear for the 'class photograph' that you realise that you've got so much.

And this just the backup equipment!

Anybody recognise something they own in this little grotto?
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Spare disk drives:
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Congratulations on opening your new shop :)
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This just makes me sad.
I had so much of this - and it mysteriously vanished when I swapped to PC.
Why I didnt save all my stuff is beyond me at this point. I still have the 1531 Mouse, though.

I also had 2 black garbage-bags with disks for the Amiga 500.
I think I had every game ever made pirated at one point, including a lot of scene stuff.
Original games I remember having would be

- Duck Tales (with that rediculously hardcore book of codes you HAD to type in to play)
- Escape from the Robot Planet of the Robot Monsters

That was all I had legally - games where insanely expensive back then.
I think we paid something like 8000kr or something for a brand spanking new Amiga 500 in Norway.
That translates to about 1400$.

Anyway, nice collection. To have all this now is just awesome.
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I have no intention of ridding myself of all this gear as I literally need it for music making.

Luckily it all packs away into a very small space so I don't need to worry about it turning my home into Steptoe's house, though one room is full of boxes and wall-mounted equipment.

As time goes by I take more and more photographs for posterity and amusement as I consilodate my stack. And now the recession is biting, I can say that I just about managed to get all I need to equip my own little project studio in the nick of time. Another year and I'd never be able to afford something like a good mixer or decent effects unit without saving ridiculously hard.

As for all those Amiga games which you have lost, the happy truth is that you can now download more or less everything for free and network-transfer the disk images over to an original Amiga! No need for bin bag storage any more, just a single DVD blank will do!

http://www.dustybin.org.uk

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...And still not all the spares are included in the scene, for example the magazines, other MIDI units, stacks of software, glossy CD-Rom compilations of the old publications and other scrag-ends.

Still, you get to see everything spread out across my Youtube videos and website snapshots collectively. And I hope people enjoy looking at what are often rare pieces now, just the same as I like looking at other peoples'.

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Though I would like to ask what the 'widget' is for. You can see, on two of the above close-ups, the little Datel connector on the end of a ribbon cable which plugs into the 64's User Port. The other end has been fitted inside one of the disk drives, which also has an extra switch.

What on Earth is all that about?
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"I am Smaug the Red, and this is my hoard"

I can see the idea in owning spare diskdrives, but two copies of Mini Office II ? :)

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Commie_User wrote:Though I would like to ask what the 'widget' is for. You can see, on two of the above close-ups, the little Datel connector on the end of a ribbon cable which plugs into the 64's User Port. The other end has been fitted inside one of the disk drives, which also has an extra switch.

What on Earth is all that about?
Probably a parallel cable for use with something like Dolphin DOS, for faster disk access...

I've got a fair bit of that kit myself.
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Jan Lund Thomsen wrote:"I am Smaug the Red, and this is my hoard"

I can see the idea in owning spare diskdrives, but two copies of Mini Office II ? :)
Just in case there's a Nuclear explosion which disables all known copies of Microsoft Word and Excel :)
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Chris Abbott wrote:Just in case there's a Nuclear explosion which disables all known copies of Microsoft Word and Excel
Don't forget the self-disabling feature that Microsoft usually includes in all their products.
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Speaking of: Just found out that the RIAA apparently convinced Microsoft to convince OEM soundchip manufacturers to disable the "Stereo Mix" recording channel in Vista. :evil: And I was wondering where this ever useful feature had gone.

Sorry for being :offtopic:

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