September 2007


When the net really took off in the 90’ies you could easily surf the net with your Amiga and join in on the Internet revolution (if you had a somewhat expanded Amiga). Modems could be connected to the Amiga without special hardware.



No, do not pay attention to the Buddha card (it is broken anyway), the Nintendo GameBoy Micro or the 72-pin sticks (or the Elbox tower if you are really hardcore) this is about the circuit board in the middle of the image.


If you ask me which Amiga hardware is the most boring I would probably mention the Multiface3 card because they are so common and useless (at least for me) these days. Ok, that might have been a dumb statement by me -calling the Multiface3 card useless, when I write about external floppy drives in these times of WHDLoad.



The Cybervision64 3D card is one of the most popular graphics cards for the Amiga and was made by Phase 5 who created some of the most incredible hardware for the Amiga like the PowerPC turbo boards and the Cyberstorm 040/060 accelerators.



Before harddrives became standard equipment in personal computers it was popular to run two floppy drives on one computer. One floppy drive held the operating system while the other floppy could hold the application or work files, this way you did not have to swap floppies as much as if you would run a floppy-disk only system from one floppy drive.



Amiga Bremse closeup

Bremse is “brake” in German language and Amiga bremse is a cool little hardware device with one switch and one rotary dial that clips on the 68k CPU socket on the A500/A2000 motherboard board.


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