I decided to finally plug in each of my A1200’s and A600 and see what happened. They all worked and I now have an A600 with no DF0 drive. 1 stock A1200 and my original A1200 has a 6Gb laptop hard drive in it and a 4GB memory board. My 3 external DF1-3 drives all work including in full daisy chain mode.
The Amigas were all connected via component video and audio to my LG 17in LCD screen and the games looked good but the WB2 machines WB looked shabby.
I still have other hardware to test like an accelerater card, a Squirrel SCSI interface and CD drive and a ton of discs!
I also bought a few treats for the machines (and me). Amiga Future 121, Amiga to Scart cable using gold contacts and a real 23pin head and Amiga Forever 2016 Premium.
More importantly I played some games. Only a few but a few of my old favourites.
Hearing the whir and clicks of the Amigas floppy drives definitely installs that Rose tinted feeling. My PS4 is just a matter of less a meter away but these Amigas are all more powerful in my mind. I am genuinely excited to play games on them.
Of course I had to load up the original Lemmings…
Played a few levels of that game and the music blasting it was serious nostalgia..
Then I played this. I broke many joysticks on this game so I switched to a Megadrive controller. What do i have in a drawer nearby? And original Megadrive controller. Time to pick a fast team and beat a slow team. Just for old times. I won 2-1 but the 2nd goal was an OG and my goal was my only shot on target. I need more practice!!!
The music is amazing and the gameplay unrivalled and I am gonna get lost in this game again I’d say.
So that’s my toes firmly dipped back into my Amiga youth and I have so much more fun to have both in terms of hardware and software.
I’ll sign off with one of my favourites screens for now…