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Posted on 01-Feb-2000 16:07 GMT by Christian Kemp7 comments
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Julian Cassin writes: I was looking around the net and I came across a reference to an Amiga clone computer made in Japan called an X68000. I searched on Altavista to see what I could find, and the following links which are interesting came up - it appears to be 'very' Amiga-like from the descriptions with a very Amiga-like OS - have a look at the following links...
retroplay.com/Mecenate/X68000/start.html
web.onyxnet.co.uk/John.Stringer-Oxford.onyxnet.co.uk/x68_sys.htm
www.computingmuseum.com/museum/x6816c.htm
While this seems to be entirely independent from the Amiga, it is still surprising how often the name "Amiga" is mentioned on the X68000 pages. Does anybody have any further details or screenshots of what the X68000 is/was?
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Comment 1Jofre Furtado31-Jan-2000 23:00 GMT
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Posted by Mike Clarke on 31-Jan-2000 23:00 GMT
The X68000 is not really very Amiga like at all, I'm afraid.
It was quite impressive though. We had one at Psygnosis. Me and Tim Wright salvaged a load of stuff from Psygnosis's warehouse that was getting thrown out. The X68000 was on of them. Tim took it, but I don't know if he's still got it.
It had loads of ports on it. SCSI, video in, stuff like that.
One of the artists always used to take it home to play Super Hang-On which was perfect to the arcade. I think we only had that an another game for it. It never got used for anything. I think Psygnosis were evaluating it along with the FM Towns about 6 years ago. Psygnosis chose the Towns to do Microcosm on (because Fujitsu paid loads of money).
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