Amiga 1200: Upgrading to 128MB RAM

Hi guys,

Today I received a new upgrade for my Amiga 1200, a 128MB EDO 60NS 72-PIN SIMM, that I bought from a nice seller on AmiBay. ๐Ÿ™‚

The memory module is quite slim, so it was very easy to install it in my Microbotics 1230 XA accelerator.

Here’s a few pictures of the SIMM and my turbo-card:

128MB EDO 60NS 72-PIN SIMM (photo by Old School Game Blog)
128MB EDO 60NS 72-PIN SIMM (photo by Old School Game Blog)
The memory module is now installed in the Microbotics 1230 XA (photo by Old School Game Blog)
The memory module is now installed in the Microbotics 1230 XA (photo by Old School Game Blog)
The turbo-card fits nicely in the trapdoor slot of the Amiga 1200 with the memory module in place. Had no problems closing the slot with the lid afterwards (photo by Old School Game Blog)
The turbo-card fits nicely in the trapdoor slot of the Amiga 1200 with the memory module in place. Had no problems closing the slot with the lid afterwards (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Workbench showing the amount of free memory, a number which I found higher than expected! (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Workbench showing the amount of free memory, a number which I found higher than expected! (photo by Old School Game Blog)

I’ve never had this much memory in my Amiga before. The most I’ve had in the past was 32MB of RAM. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now over to something completely different..

Since I’ve got the opportunity, I’d like to mention a post by my friend StiGGy about Wolfenstein 3D. It turns out that this game will become 20 years old in the near future! ๐Ÿ™‚ Because of this, I thought I’d better look into some Amiga ports of the game. I downloaded a recent one from Aminet.net (AWolf3D.lha) and gave it a go. The performance was not great on my setup and it ran slower than the various Doom-ports I’ve tried, but it was playable when I scaled the screen a bit down. I might be able to download a few utilities to speed up my setup as well, so that should help. Anyway, it was fun to see this game running on the Amiga after all those years.

Happy anniversary Wolfenstein 3D! ๐Ÿ˜€

Wolfenstein 3D on the Amiga (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Wolfenstein 3D on the Amiga (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Before I stop writing, I’d like to mention that I’m still working on the videos I’ve talked about in previous posts. I’m not satisfied with the quality yet and I think I should get some kind of equipment to hold the camera in place. My hands are shaking a bit when filming and it is also difficult to use the mouse/keyboard at the same time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a good weekend folks and many thanks for reading!

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5 comments

  1. Very cool!

    BTW. Thank you for the help with the emulator, it was a lot better than the previous one I was trying to use, I am still having some trouble with this one, but I think it might be due to some minor tweeking, as well as maybe a memory upgrade, not exactly sure.

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    • No problem my friend. Glad to be of help. Please let me know if you’ve got some questions concerning the emulator and I’ll try to answer them.

      I’m sure you are eager to have a go at Dreamweb. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Yay for Wolfenstein 3Ds anniversary! I saw that they made a browser version (a bit similar to the Quake Live client) and that makes me happy. Now everyone should be able to enjoy the awesome game that is Wolf3D.

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    • Hey Nate,

      Thanks for commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hurrah for Wolfenstein 3D! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve yet to try the browser version, but will definitely give it a go.

      I remember being jelous of PC-owners back when Wolfenstein 3D was popular, as I couldn’t play it on my machine. Fortunately I can now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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