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Re: Amiga 500 questions

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:37 pm

If you have an Amiga you absolutely have to have Moonstone. Possibly the greatest multi-player game after Warlords , but still a brilliant 1 player game.
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Re: Amiga 500 questions

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:19 pm

I have tried the Miggy with discs now and it seems to be a mixed bag.
Graham Taylor's Soccer Challenge loads fine (says for 1meg only so I assume this Amiga is of that spec)
Monty Python loads to a red screen and loads no further
Caeser loads to the blue AmigaDOS screen but I cannot load further as the W, S and X keys don't respond (so I can't type Play Caeser)
John Madden workks fine,
Sim Earth loads but is very squeaky in the drive
D&D 2 Eye of the Beholder doesn't load
Graham Gooch doesn't load
I have decided to cut my losses and list it as Spares on the eBay but it has piqued my interest to get a working one.
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Re: Amiga 500 questions

Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:32 pm

^ Don't rush into that, it's far more likely that it's the discs at fault. From personal experience, 30-year-old floppies blighted with bit-rot due to the volatility of magnetic storage is an inevitable part of being a "new" Miggy owner.

Unfortunately there's still no easy way of writing image files to blank discs using a PC. It's possible but is more than a bit of a faff.

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Re: Amiga 500 questions

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:34 pm

Any ideas about why three of the keyboard keys wouldn't work?
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Re: Amiga 500 questions

Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:44 am

Might be a broken membrane, the conductive coating on the PCB might have worn away in spots, maybe bits of solder working their way loose or just plain old dirt and dust preventing good contacts.

9 times out of 10 when I experience similar problems with keyboards, controllers or remotes it's the last one.

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Re: Amiga 500 questions

Post by PostieDoc » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:23 am

Might be worth having a CF card fitted, I gave up on collecting physical copies because of dodgy disks a long time ago.
Going back to liamh1982s point, there are people out there who can write image files to the disks. I know one who was an engineer for Commodore back in the day he also repairs and refurbishes classic consoles and computers.

I'm not a technical person so don't know how easy or difficult it is to do myself.

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