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    For sure it needs archived. Be a real shame to let that history vaporize. Let me know the hardware needed to read them and Iíll try to get a rig together. I have plenty pc stuff but the oldest mac I have is an se30. I have nothing amiga or commodore however. I may even have an a 10Ē floppy reader that still works. Sorry nomplatten readers. Pitched that with the last vax system. Plus need a truck to move it.

    i think I see jazz drives. I even have that!

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    I've got an A500 that should be able to read the discs. But getting the files off the system is the issue. Serial would take forever. Also, we'd need to get a copy of a disc imaging program (like DiskMasher)...

    Ethan has a 2500 with a hard disc, but unless he's got a Bridgeboard you still have the same problem of how to get the files off the Amiga's hard drive. (None of the Amiga's ever shipped with a network card, but with a bridgeboard you could have a second hard drive formatted in FAT16 that you could dump the files to and then connect to a PC.)

    Wish I had kept more of my old Amiga stuff...

    Adam

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    It's actually quite easy to add networking to an Amiga, I've done it. If I remember correctly, I used a PCMCIA network card and used Cygwin to provide the network services.

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    thats only an option on an A600 but there are a few ways a gotek is not the much or a vampire can do it but it a little overkill

    i may have an old zorro arcnet card if anyone knows how to set that up in a modern network

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    Mine's a 1200, but I guess it's effectively an upgraded 600.

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    Ethernet wasn't really a thing for home computers in the 80's, which is why network support is so lacking for the Amiga. Hell, in the mid 1990's (long after Commodore folded) I remember pounding away for a couple hours just to get AmiTCP to work with my USR V.everything modem because we finally got a local dial-up ISP in Charleston. I didn't need a network port on my home PC until around 2000 or so when cable internet finally became available in my neighborhood. By that time I had long since given up on the Amiga.

    PCMCIA slots were unique to the 600 and 1200 models, but if you have a working bridgeboard you can install an ISA ethernet card and access it from the MS-DOS side. (at least for the 2000, 3000, and 4000 models) Alas, all I have left now is an A500 and a CD-32.

    Wonder if anyone was ever able to get the WinUAE to support reading and writing Amiga-OS floppies on a PC? If so that would be another solution... (I've been out of the community for so long that I don't know what's possible with modern hardware.)

    Adam

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    Maybe David Francus or Aron can swing by the storage unit with me someday. They would be able to recognize what is of use and whatnot, and given that I get blessings from BB, I'd be happy to haul it all up to play with for SELEM
    Sincerely,
    Ryan Smith
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    ryan {at} scannermax.com

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    Adam tell me what you need and Iíll hit up eBay. Iím driving down this time so Iíll have room. However.....itís not coming home with me. I got enough stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan
    and given that I get blessings from BB
    What with all these support/upgrade/patching/etc improvements he's sounding more and more like the Messiah every day!!
    http://www.facebook.com/SubsonicSystems
    http://www.frikkinlazors.co.uk

    You are using Bonetti's defense against me, ah?

    I thought it fitting, considering the rocky terrain.

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    I'd love to see the Amiga running older stuff at SELEM.

    They were always nice machines

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