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22nd June 2012, 17:59
Hi All
I have room to put one Amiga up so which one would you lot chose :)
A1200 or A600 and why:)
Many Thanks

22nd June 2012, 18:09
A1200 and there's no why.

More expandable, can be faster, AGA chipset and a lot more advantages.

22nd June 2012, 23:45
Definitely A1200. Compatible with all software and Workbench 3.1 - 3.9. Great for WHDLoad gaming machine. Expandable. Full keyboard.

29th June 2012, 11:52
Hi All
Well the A1200 it is then now to set it up again had a little move around in spare room :)
Many Thanks

2nd July 2012, 15:45
Yeah i think the A1200 too as i recall purchasing the A600 after the A500 back in the day and some games not working with it.

3rd July 2012, 00:43
The A600 has the same issues as the A500 Plus at the time, because they both had the updated Kickstart 2 rom, the ECS chipset and 1MB chip ram. The newer kickstart rom was the main issue that older games didn't like, and for those a ReLoKick 1.3 disk would get them working. But also some other games hated the 1MB chip ram as they expected only the 512KB chip ram + 512KB slow/fast ram configuration of most A500 setups and crashed when the memory registered were not as they expected. A case of the game developers directly coding to the hardware level (to get more from the system) and not to the guidelines set out by Commodore.

These days such issues are mostly gone by using an A1200 and WHDLoad. This is because it fixes all supported games to remove such issues, and where a game requires an older kickstart it has rom images it can utilise for compatibility. For that reason the A1200 is definitely the best Amiga to use for gaming.

5th July 2012, 05:09
And the A1200 will run AGA games, too. Some are even installable in HD with no need for WHDLoad.

11th December 2016, 05:03
definitely 1200