Anyone ordering the Ind AGA MK3?

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Anyone ordering the Ind AGA MK3?

Post by Steve » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:20 am

Just wondering who else might be getting one. I ordered mine this weekend. I didn't have an Amiga when the MK2 came out and it has been out of stock for years. The MK3 looks like a great improvement, there is a German review on YouTube where he demonstrates it. The automatic subtitle translation is quite good :)

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Re: Anyone ordering the Ind AGA MK3?

Post by xyzzy76 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:08 pm

I have one on the way. It'll be interesting to play with :D
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Re: Anyone ordering the Ind AGA MK3?

Post by Steve » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:24 pm

I received mine a couple of days ago, was a breeze to install. I flashed with the latest firmware 1.4 straight away, as original was buggy. Absolutely loving it! I'm using 1024x768 desktop, still snappy and fast. Games look beautiful. The setup tool is very good, the real-time screen configuration with the mouse is very intuitive and easy to use.. absolutely stellar hardware, I recommend. Also the price is very reasonable IMO.

This has breathed life into my a1200 for me. I got into Amiga only one year ago, slowly kitting out this machine. The lack of a scan doubler was a real drawback before, but now I can play with my machine very easily :)
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Re: Anyone ordering the Ind AGA MK3?

Post by Steve » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:27 pm

xyzzy76 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:08 pm
I have one on the way. It'll be interesting to play with :D
How have you got on with it? Has it arrived/installed yet?
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Re: Anyone ordering the Ind AGA MK3?

Post by xyzzy76 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:28 pm

It's due to be delivered tomorrow, but I probably won't get around to installing it until the weekend.

I have a 1920x1080 TFT monitor to test it via HDMI, also a VGA monitor if I can find enough desk space to set it up.
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Re: Anyone ordering the Ind AGA MK3?

Post by xyzzy76 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:51 pm

It's installed now, default picture looks good, although the first thing I had to do was update the firmware. This involved building a PC with floppy drive to copy the software on to a disk :D

It would be really nice if the HDMI connector board fitted in place of the modulator, which I had already removed.

Also I have noticed that I could do with buying more bits, most notably a CF to IDE adaptor to replace the old 2.5" HDD I have connected. At least then i'll be able to reassemble it and close the case.
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Re: Anyone ordering the Ind AGA MK3?

Post by Steve » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:54 pm

Wow man yeah, you got some upgrading to do. Couldn't you have just used a CF card pcmcia reader? That's the easiest way to transfer stuff to an a1200.
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