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C > COMMODORE  > AMIGA 1000


 

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Monday 1st May 2017
Amigaman

Its a shame people in the below comments have to lie about Jay and the Amiga ,and say the above info in this case isnt right. As of this writing.To promote the lies and to go so far as make Jay a non creator oh Illuminati u have gone even unto Amiga
Screen grab taken.

its Lorraine 1979-80
hightorro 1980-81
Amiga/inc. 1982

Yes, Amigas prior name can be a project or a code name apple or any othere company had code names or projects . That where there product also. Amiga was one such code name. Really ,guys you say it was just inc then wait its high toro then..you conflict ..you cant have your cake and eat it too,and guess what that is a code/project inc ,and a product as well.. oopss conflict of what was and has been said prior.
late 87 earl 1988 Amiga 3000 was released
1986 Amiga cdtv was released
Amiga CD32/ Amiga 1200 1990

Aga chipsset chip was ready by 1988 they where moving on devleoping the aaa .The corrupt management Wanted to delay the AGA by another 2 years.So the ECS was released .REally, guys all you have to do is take away 8bits oh bing the 16bit ecs is there the zorr3 was ready.
Dave said the CDTV was ready 2 yeas prior.
I went to Mass Brothers in Gasinvelle ,Fl in 1988.TO see and purchase 3 parts to make whole.
Thee a1200 I bought from the UF book store owner in 1991 New the people in Amiga. Sterling S.New people in Amiga also as he got the /a 1990 cd32.it seems we have inundated apple/atari $ Illuminati influenced / one in the same people That are against people like me. That tell the truth. That prevent , any and all from correcting any info on wiki,or anywhere else for that matter. That leads to the Truth on Amiga this includes the Mass Brother link Sad indeed. Nor do they want to hear it. Yes, they want to make a video of the lies.or print the lies Me I won''t allow the lies to continue as I promised Jay as he asked.RIP


Sunday 10th April 2016
smf

The Atari/Amiga deal was over before Jack Trammel arrived at Atari. He only discovered it when commodore sued Atari for stealing IP when he poached the commodore engineers who took from commodore the designs for CBM 900 (which turned into the ST). Atari countersued and the case was eventually settled out of court.


Saturday 17th October 2015
Malcolm Ramage (England)
Atari Music Network

There are a number of mistakes here. Jay Miner was indeed instrumental in the creation of the Amiga''s architecture, much of the machine in a more simplified form was proposed by Miner while still at Atari, however as the current home computer and console ranges were selling well, the current overlords Warner, were not interested. Frustrated, Miner left and came across a group who were looking to create a next generation gaming system. This group became known as Hi-Torro, who created and sold game controllers to help fund the new Lorrane project.

Funding was a problem, Warner''s Atari became interested and funded the development with a few strings attached, one of which was the investment needed to be repaid by a certain date or the technology became property of Atari.

Then something weird happened...

Warner feared the home console/computer market would never recover so put Atari''s home division up for sale (While keeping the profitable Arcade division). Jack Trammel had previously left Commodore and wanted a company to help launch a new computer which he was planning and realised the Atari brand and identity was just what he needed for such a machine. The deal was done and Trammel took over Atari, which was not what the group developing what was now known as the Amiga wanted. However they were contracted to Atari and now had a problem...

Trammiel had seen the contract and knew the company could not repay the money, but he also knew the technology would be of little use without its creators, so he offered to buy the company. The Amiga creators did not want to do this but felt they had little choice, then Trammel $ped his offer...

Then something else weird happened...

Commodore, anxious to get one over on their former boss, came in at the last minute, bought the company for more than Trammel had ever offered, giving the developers all the money they needed to pay Atari back, which they did. Atari lost the Amiga and Commodore gained it.

Trammiel sued to try and stop Commodore using the technology citing breach of contract, but as the contract was with the Amiga company and staff, and Amiga company and staff officially paid the money back in time, the case was thrown out.

Trammiel continued with the machine he was already developing (Which became the ST), Commodore stopped development on their Unix machine (The 9000?) and created the worlds first multimedia system, at a time when no one really knew what it was, but they loved it all the same.


Monday 6th January 2014
Stromasher

Please update the blurb as it''s totally wrong.

An incredible machine deserves better than what is provided here.

(how can I credibly believe anything else written on your site if you can''t be bothered updating this well known piece of Amiga lore?)


Monday 6th January 2014
Stromasher

Please update the blurb as it''s totally wrong.

An incredible machine deserves better than what is provided here.

(how can I credibly believe anything else written on your site if you can''t be bothered updating this well known piece of Amiga lore?)


Tuesday 12th November 2013
Conscience

Jim (USA) is right... your history of how Commodore came to get the Amiga technology is simply wrong. Like he said, Amiga were going to go bust and the only money they could borrow at the time was offered to them by Atari, who wanted the technology but had no interest in the computer itself or the company. Atari gave Amiga this loan knowing they would never be able to pay it back so they could grab their technology super cheaply when they defaulted. Commodore stepped in at the last minute and saved Amiga Inc from falling to Atari''s hands by repaying this loan, then they entered negotiations to buy Amiga Inc. for a much fairer price. About time you updated this.

Nice site btw.


Thursday 31st March 2011
wolflarsen (France)

It should be interesting to mention that the names of the conceptors where ''printed'' in the plastic structure of the top cover. I was surprised when i discovered this, after removing this cover (the 1st day of course ! :)
There was also this strange RAM pagination, 256M being reserved for kickstart (no ROM)


Sunday 3rd October 2010
Jim (USA)

The writeup above on the Amiga 1000 has several errors in it and should be redone. Jay Miner was not the inventor of the Amiga 1000, he was the project manager of a team of many people that created the Amiga. Amiga Corp did not "offer" the Amiga to Atari and was turned down to then offer it to Commodore. Atari wanted the chipset design for their line of systems and provided a loan to Amiga Corp that was to pe paid back rapidly or Amiga would be turned over to Atari entirely. In the last few days before the loan was due Commode came in and paid off the loan and provided a purchase price for Amiga that was quite generous at the time. There are more items to add but those are the major corrections.


Monday 10th November 2008
Lee

i forgot to mention!! i have speedball aswell


Monday 10th November 2008
Lee (England)

I have an Amiga 600 with a zipstick. some writing material and a fair few sensible soccer games (wow that was the best football game ever made!!!) i loved it.i won the premier league with plymouth argyle!!
i have a mouse aswell.
my honesty always shines brighter than anything else, the right hand button on the zipstick doesnt work and the letters ''e'' and ''n'' dont owrk on the keyboard but with some cleaning they will.
if anyone wants to buy my amiga 600.
let me know.
happy gaming.
lee


Monday 10th November 2008
Lee (England)

I have an Amiga 600 with a zipstick. some writing material and a fair few sensible soccer games (wow that was the best football game ever made!!!) i loved it.i won the premier league with plymouth argyle!!
i have a mouse aswell.
my honesty always shines brighter than anything else, the right hand button on the zipstick doesnt work and the letters ''e'' and ''n'' dont owrk on the keyboard but with some cleaning they will.
if anyone wants to buy my amiga 600.
let me know.
happy gaming.
lee


Wednesday 17th October 2007
chris (england)

i used to have an amiga 600 & 500A but when I moved house my dad droped them out of the loft )-: *sniff*
it was murder


Thursday 8th December 2005
HOLDYS (POLAND)

Amiga 1000 is very good and powerfull computer '80

Amiga demo scene is the best and AMIGA RULES !!!

Amiga 1000 in ebay is very expensiv !!!!


Monday 18th April 2005
j4ck (US)

One thing about the Amiga's name. Commodore used to discourage people from calling it the "Commodore Amiga" in the beginning, because of their toy computer/games image. they wanted you to call it "The Amiga, from Commodore" instead. The Amiga 1000, at least the US version, didn't say Commodore or have the C= logo anywhere on it


Sunday 20th June 2004
Petrvs (Argentina)

In Argentina the Amiga 1000 and 500 were sold with a "PC emulator" that allowed the amiga to run some PC XT software (text screen based) like wordstar. All PC programs that needed graphic screens were not compatibles.


Tuesday 7th January 2003
Nighthawk (Ontario, Canada)

I have an Amiga 1000. In fact, I use it as a Television. The machine is fully functional with an extra disk drive and a "Genlock" that attaches to the underside of the Amiga. With this I can run the Amiga *and* watch TV. Cool, eh? This also means that I can play a vcr tape and with a 2nd vcr add custom images using the Amiga. And all this on the the original 512K.


Tuesday 24th September 2002
John Leifer (UK)

I have an A1000 with a "sidecar" (an XT clone) attached. Anybody know what the sidecar DIP switch settings are as I want to set up a dual OS hard drive. Have all the hardware but not the knowledge.


Monday 19th August 2002
Chris (Maine)

I bought an Amiga 1000 second hand for about $800 in the late 80's. My youngest son (15 or so at the time) became caught up in the "Amiga Cult" at that time. There were several Amiga users in our area and they got together often and traded software etc. The graphics capabilties were incredible at the time, we had a cad program and an animation program, as well as the usual stuff. My son has the computer still, and it is hooked up and _still working_!!! Great game machine!


Saturday 25th May 2002
Daniel Silen ((Earth))

The machine brings back memories. I remember my old neighbors bought one of these machines bran new back in early 1986. I was amazed at the 4096 colors at the time. It was such a slow computer. Compared to a IBM PC XT/w/MDA Display adapter, the Amiga at the time was high tech. I happen to have been seven years old. I loved the paint program. I was not familiar with it's enviroment.


Tuesday 5th March 2002
Polyhead (Earth)

NO Amiga ever had ANY kind of text mode. EVERYTHING was displayed in a bit planed graphic mode. Infact this property spilled over into modern versions of linux. Linux has been ported to the amiga and was the sole reason that the ability to boot into a frame buffer was developed :) should also be noted was Amiga OS not only multitasking, it was pre-emptive, multithreaded multitasking. Should also be noted that the machine utulized a flat memory model.


Friday 8th February 2002
Thom Heppleston (Earth)

On the Amiga 1000 page you state, "The Amiga can display 4096 colors simultaneously (HAM mode) but only for static display." This is not true. HAM modes could be animated. I once had a HAM hack for Amiga workbench which allowed for 4096 colour icons, and a game called "E-motion" ran in HAM mode during play.





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