Archive for August, 2020

Adventures in Amiga Land

| August 31st, 2020
Yet another sporadic entry in my vintage computing blog. I have an old big-box 2000 that I bought some 20 years ago. I finally decided to take it off of the shelf, watch a bunch of Amiga documentaries to get pumped up, and use probably the most interesting & capable machine I have in my hoard.

As it came as a empty boring beige box, I’ve been slowly adding bits and pieces to make it more useful, as I find affordable upgrade parts. Amiga parts are obscenely expensive, especially for the big box units.

So far, I’ve added a GVP G-Force 25mhz 68030, 3 sticks of 4mb ram, SCSI2SD scsi drive, GBAPII++ RTG video card, 3.14 kickstart roms, workbench 3.14, and Plipbox ethernet.

The plan is to document how I set up the Amiga (for other people and myself in the future):

  • Bare Metal Set Up
  • AExplorer
  • Utilities and Applications
  • GVP Tools
  • Plipbox ethernet using Miami DX 
  • Backing up your working configuration for when shit goes sideways.
  • WHDLoad’ing Games