trixter at oldskool.org
Sun Nov 25 23:41:43 CST 2007
Chris M wrote:
> does anyone operate one of these? That is does anyone
> favor this machine over any of the later models?
> Commercially ISTR it being a flop, so that might seem
> like a strange question, but there is no lack of
> strange birds on this list. If you know what I mean
> LOL LOL! Hey maybe I'm stranger then the rest of you
> birds LOL LOL LOL!
> anyhow interested in the thoughts that find this unit
> particularly enjoyable.
It's the first, so historically it has significance. It's also worth a
bit more money than an A500 or A2000 because of the production run
numbers. It's a bit annoying to operate since you need both a kickstart
disk and then an operating system disk to get to the operating system.
(Some bootable games will only require the kickstart.)
As for any *practical* reasons to operate one, there is some software
(circa 1985-1986) that will *only* run on early versions of kickstart.
Most of the games with this requirement have been patched or otherwise
worked around, but not the commercial applications.
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