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Amiga 1200 Kickstart ROM upgrade, white screen

My towerised Amiga 1200 came out of storage recently and I've been messing around with it a bit. I decided to give it an OS upgrade so I purchased Kickstart 3.1 ROMs and Workbench 3.1 disks. I ...
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Meaning of parameters in classic 'LOAD “*”,8,1' Commodore command

In the good old days of Commodore (64 and 128), the command to type to load the first program off a disk was: LOAD "*",8,1 Where I take it that "*" was probably a wild card that would just ...
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How to convert files from one computer format to another?

I have a Commodore 64 with a lot of files created in OmniWriter (Word-type). Rather than print them each out and either re-type them or try to get a good scan of them - is there any way to emulate the ...
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Is there a usable Amiga CD32 Emulator?

I know that UAE is a pretty good Amiga Emulator, but it seems aimed to emulatr an Amiga 500 or a 1200. While the CD32 is similar to the Amiga 1200 - 68EC020 CPU, 2 MB ChipRAM, AGA - it has a special ...
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Problem with Amiga 1200 accelerator board

I just recently walked past a dump, where in the corner of my eye I spotted something that looked like a huge keyboard. I went to take a closer look, and found out that it was an Amiga 1200 with a 030 ...
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Is the Commodore 64 compatible with VIC-20 software?

I just bought an old Commodore 64 from a used electronics store. There was a box of cassettes next to it so I grabbed a handful, only to find out now that they all say "VIC 20" on them. Will the ...
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How did older computers like the Commodore 64 output to a display?

I've been wondering about this for a while now. I understand that graphics cards now days hold the pixel information in their dedicated memory and output that information through the card and onto the ...
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An alternative to the Video Toaster

Back in the day, there used to be a product called Video Toaster on Commodore, that was years ahead of anything at the time. Is there something similar for Windows these days that matches Video ...