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BHW reminds me of the Amiga 500 scene - where you also part of it?

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  1. SEO20

    SEO20 Elite Member

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    I was once part of the Amiga 500 scene.
    Back then mostly as a 2D pixel artist. Creating logos, artwork for cracking-groups, music disks, demos, intros, slideshows, disk-mags etc...

    BHW reminds me alot of that "spirit" - that is why I enjoy BHW so much. Helping each other out and creating the "impossible" at times.

    Been to "The Party" in DK more than once.

    Any other guys from the Amiga 500 scene or maybe even C64?
     
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    The amiga was great, started software development on the amiga - had the 64 before but the amiga was king, took me years to drop it and go PC - still think Amiga is better.
     
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    There was this special feeling with the Amiga. Could watch demos for hours.

    Kefrens, Rebels, Tristar & Red Sector, Lemon, Silents, Melon :)
     
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    Amiga was one of MANY. Created games for it. Also VIC20, C64, ATARI 520ST, Spectrum, ORIC, AMSTRAD CPC464 and Acorn Atom. I turned down a job working for Alan Sugar in the 80s doh!
     
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    Amazing - things are a bit more complex there days.

    Don't you agree that there is this feeling to it - just like the BHW-feeling. Don't know how to describe it.
     
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    Check this intro - boy it's still pretty good.
    Remember the main processor only had 7,14 Mzh - wait for the "real time ray tracing"

    Where there - saw it LIVE - he he
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Idyd8yFHI
     
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    i still have both my amiga 500 & 1000 with me, both still working great. havent had time to play with them lately, but they still keep going. they do seem really slow these days compared to my pc's. i never noticed back then because they seemed quick at the time.

    i still have my working 64 and ti-99 laying around too, havent touched those in years though
     
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    Great machines. I remember my first programming class in college (Pascal), the professor was a fanatic about memory management. Of course, we had to be concerned with it since we didn't have much to work with.
     
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    I had an Amiga1200 which I loved to pieces. No way was I gonna get one of those crappy PC's. I hung on as long as I could but of course I had to go to the dark side.

    Heheh I remember asking for some advice from my ISP and he was adamant that I couldn't get on the net with an Amiga, and he wouldn't belive me that I was doing fine. Browser had problems with some Javascript sites but otherwise it was cool.

    Not much on the Web in those days and forums were still rare, it was all Usenet (which I still use) and Telnet BBS's. Does anyone still use Telnet I wonder?

    Ah, 'appy days! :)
     
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    i was not in the scene,
    but of course i owned an amiga500.
    and i still have a full working c-64 at home...

    greets, darkstar69
     
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    my uncle had an amiga 64. i used to play space invaders and some asteroid game
     
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    Been in the demoscene (C64 and Amiga) and I am still active as musician. The c64 scene is still pretty much alive, btw.

    /TRSI^CREST
     
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    TRSI CREST - nice.
     
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    Used to "run" pirate software from one "server" to the next over the modem with my Amiga 4000. Yup, was a great scene.
     
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    [L]EGEND swapper here :D
     
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    Anyone else from the scene?
     
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    Atari - I see never understood that machine - but cool to have other sceeners here
     
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    I wasn't part of the scene as such, I was a big c64 and amiga fan though, the good old days you stick a disc in and it worked or should I say it worked more often than things do on the pc, and everything just plugged in and worked to, again very unlike the pc.

    I remember going to the library to get programming books for the c64 and spending 2 days putting together a program which was about 10 pages long and when it finished it was a screen that change colours and a snake or something going round, good times and then with the amiga and the c64 you had the shoot em up construction kit which you could create scrolling games that was fun, spent hours with that.

    Godmonkee
     
  20. SEO20

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    There must be more out there that was part of all this :)