Minimig

Curt @ Atari Museum curt at atarimuseum.com
Mon Feb 1 11:52:51 CST 2010


I thought I saw some minimigs up on Ebay for sale?


Al Hartman wrote:
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but it was my understanding that the Minimig was only a partial reimplementation of the Amiga 500 hardware.
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> When last I checked the website, which is now down... much work was left to be done to fully implement all the video modes, sprites, collision detection and other parts of the custom chip functionality.
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> I think that floppy support had yet to be implemented, so one had to make images on a real Amiga and transfer them via SDCard to the Minimig.
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> I'd love a modern reimplementation of classic Amiga 1000 - 2000 class hardware. I was following the Minimig until it was sold to another company, and am still following the Natami project.
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> I no longer have an Amiga 500, but will probably look for one in the next few months. I still have a working, though bare Amiga 1000 system. And was recently given an Atari-ST Mega 2 system with hard drive.
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> Since I have that, I'm probably going to be selling the SH502 Atari Drive case (complete except for software and drive, the DMA Cable, power supply, case and ASCSI to SCSI adapter is there) on eBay.
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> My original Jan 1979 TRS-80 Model I took a fall during the move and is now damaged. The case is cracked and is missing chips, and two keys broke off the keypad. I'm not even going to try to apply power to the system until I open it up and check it over carefully.
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> That system has a lot of the mods from "TRS-80 and Other Mysteries" by Dennis Kitsz. It has an Electric Pencil Lowercase mod. The Speedup mod from the book, which automatically throttles down during disk or cassette access, composite out, easily reachable reset switch, built-in Alpha Compatible Joystick port, and an external keyboard port my friend added so we could play 2 player games (He wired up a surplus Coco Chiclet keyboard that Tandy used to sell off the rack, on a long ribbon cable.)
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> I was able to snag an LNW-80 Model I two years ago, but I'd like to get my old system running and setup on a desk in my new house for old-time's sake.
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> Since the LNW will run CP/M besides TRS-DOS compatible OS'es, it would be nice to get it going too. If I spot a Model 4 at a flea someday, I might grab one of those too.
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> I really miss those days. Micros were a lot more fun in the early 80's than they are today. I used to wait for each new issue of 80-Micro with the latest hardware mod, or NewDos zap article with anticipation.
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> Al Hartman
> Keansburg, NJ
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