I’m Matt from Leicestershire in the U.K. and I have just signed up as a member.
Being a child of the 90’s I like most had an Amiga which I loved, and just recently in a cloud of nostalgia (and possibly a mid life crisis!) I have just purchased an Amiga 600 in attempts to relive my youth.
Historically I used the Amiga for gaming, and I have dug old some of my old classics from the loft such as Sensible Soccer, Pinball Fantasies, Cannon Fodder etc, however some of the older copied games I had unfortunately no longer work which I appreciate is the nature of the beast. I also forgot how tedious the constant changing of discs was!
Now I’m a little older and have invested in this Amiga I feel like I should get a little more out of the machine so I have a number of questions which not being computer whizz may seem basic and mundane to some of you, but I could use all the help I can get!
Firstly, in regards to games - I have looked on a number of forums and it appears that most people recommend the use of a Gotek ADF floppy drive emulator rather than the conventional disc drive. This seems like a fairly cheap and easy way to keep all games on a USB and avoid the use of the temperamental discs. Would you agree with this? Also I am reading conflicting comments in regards to whether or not you can save games using the emulator. A definite answer would be appreciated.
In regards to getting more out of the computer, I have read a lot about upgrading the machine with various different pieces of kit. As I said earlier am I far from a computer whizz so do you have any upgrades which you would say are essential, easy to install and will be of benefit to me and the computer moving forward?
Apologies for the basic nature of my questions, I’m sure to some this is laughable.
Many thanks in advance.