Picked up Commodore Amiga 2000

devin davison lyokoboy0 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 21:53:09 CDT 2016

The toaster looks interesting but i have a stockpile of sgi gear that keeps
me busy in the whole CG department. the video toaster, interesting
hardware, but not something practical i would end up using much...Thanks
for the info. if i can just cram any old vga card in there then that is
what i will do. i will admit it looks horrible on a tv screen, but im
thankful i did not have to buy a commodore monitor just to see if the
machine worked.


On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 10:35 PM, <ethan at 757.org> wrote:

> A buddy located this just in time, it was out at a scrapyard and we are
>> about to get hit with a hurricane over here in florida. Picked up a
>> commodore amiga 2000 with the keyboard, no mouse or monitor. I hooked it
>> up
>> to a tv via composite and get to the boot screen. It appears to have a
>> scsi
>> hard drive controller in it.
>> I figured this would be the place to ask... It looks as if PC
>> compatibility
>> boards can be added to the machine,  boards with a 286, 386, or 486 and
>> some memory on a board, capable of running  MS DOS. IF i were to install
>> such a board, what kind of graphics capability would the dos side of
>> things
>> have?
> I think the generic bridgecard might give you something like CGA, but the
> way the bizzare Amiga 2000 was created the bridge card (that is a PC on a
> board) sits in like the middle where there is a Zorro Slot and an ISA slot.
> So that bridge card then enables/drives all of the ISA slots, so you then
> add your VGA card into an ISA slot. Then connect a good monitor (Anything
> VGA is good compared to staring at a 15khz TV :-) and then you've got this
> crazy contraption on your desk with one keyboard, one computer that
> technically has a 2nd computer in it hooked to two monitors :-)
> This is just me, but the spirit of having an Amiga 2000 (which don't get
> me wrong, is cool, I gave mine away and slightly regret it!) is running
> Amiga software. I'd go for a NewTek Toaster before going for the
> bridgecard. There is also software (I don't think hardware is involved) to
> run Mac software on Amigas as well.
> SCSI card is a great start, none of mine ever had those.
> --
> Ethan O'Toole

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