|Hello Marcel , |
Back then , not so long ago , ... , I enjoyed fitting an Alfapower IDE HDD 500/500+ (enclosed external hd , also should be possible to put a CF with an adapter to IDE ) with upto 8Mb Ram on an A500 ,
Also , I should mention here the GVP SCSI Impact Series II A500-HD+ , another Great (and best looking ) External Hd solution for the Amiga 500 .
What else is cool to have at hand to connect to an Amiga ... well there is also the Good ... Cartridge : Amiga Action Replay MK III , interesting tool to have fun with and peek and poke inside the software guts .
Fitting a rather expensive 030 turbo board with memory onboard and also mount a kickstart switch ... in order to take advantage of the higher OS and make games and apps compatible ... might be an experience to have .
The one thing that will not improve is graphics , unless you use a 'piccolo' external graphic card (not sure at all about the name now , but some know ... ) , it will be either OCS A500 or ECS A500+ .
ok ... , if you do this in a extended nerdy fashion then of course one could add also the Digital Image IR Mouse and The Wacom Digitizer II Graphic Tablet with all the extra functions and having a cordless pen to move around th screen and also paint some pixels in Deluxe Paint III+ ... or a Digital Image Cordless IR Trackball .
Some external Floppies are also a practical extension and a datatransfer cable via parallel link helps too . Configuring the hd via pc and emulator software is a good idea , imho .
(Why not enjoy also some modified Industrial Grade Joysticks with killer microswitches ... that clicky sound which is reliable and gives rise to great fun ? :)
Lastly , I was wondering ... if I should get 'rid' of some of these remaining gems - via private offer or ebay - since they might be more useful and a source of special joy to yet another Amiga Lover .
I remember to have played stunt car racer with two amigas connected via null modem cable , it was also quite funny to play one of the first multiplayer games side by side without split screens .
Ciao , and please have All a Nice Weekend , Enjoy the Sunlight ...·*O