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Amiga tribute thread - 25th Anniversary

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libellule said:
but, sorry, WHY did Amiga died if it was so much better than other ?

I didnot get it

Game list too good to be true :

cadaver
Z-out
simpson : invading mutant
another world
syndicate
populous 1/2
megalomania
labyrinth d'ortophus
vigilante
dynasty warrior
ghoust n ghost
galaxy war
toki
ice and fire
terminator 2
r-type
moto gp (or something like this)

It died for a number of reasons. One was piracy (it was rampart) and the other was the incompetence of Commodore who had no idea how to run a business because they were in tax haven in the Carribean. Commodore Management was a complete joke.

 

Damn, I loved the Amiga. It was the coolest computer ever. I still have  a working A1200 with an 68030 @ a whopping 50mhz running Kickstart 3.1 and O/S 3.9. It boots in less than 10sec from a cold start. It multitasks, I swear, even better than Windows 7, albeit with programs a lot less complex. It's a piece of magic.

 

Commodore never invented the thing, btw, They just F'd it up. There was an Easter Egg in the Amiga at one stage that if you ejected the FDD in a certain sequence it said, "Jay Miner invented the Amiga, Commodore fucked it up".

 

I loved how most of the motherboards had names denoting the model and they were named after B52 songs. It was a real pioneer, geek happy time in computers where the corporate owners had no idea what the techo's did and the passion those techo's had. Commodore had no passion, no idea.



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KungKras said:
OMG SETTLERS!!! I didn't know such an advanced computer existed at that time. I released before the SNES and pwned it in terms of specs.

Did Amiga have Heroes of Might and Magic?

It had Kings Bounty which was a precursor to the Hero's of might and magic.



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NJ5 said:
It is time to move on.

No, never, you just don't get it, lol. Get Amikit and run it on yr PC. It's great fun. There is a program called WHDLoad that allows all those NDOS discs to be installable on your HDD and bang, you got Amiga games running or loading like lightening. Great stuff.



Homeroids said:
NJ5 said:
It is time to move on.

No, never, you just don't get it, lol. Get Amikit and run it on yr PC. It's great fun. There is a program called WHDLoad that allows all those NDOS discs to be installable on your HDD and bang, you got Amiga games running or loading like lightening. Great stuff.

Oh, I'm all for emulation of old systems, my ZX Spectrum got stolen and sometimes I go and load some games on an emulator.

I mean the part where we lament that old systems have died for one or another reason.

 



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Commodore practically had the European market in it's grasp during the pre-PSX era, but somewhere along the line, they just screwed everything up.

If Commodore managed the CD32 properly, I don't think the other consoles of the era would have had as much European penetration as they ended up with.



Well actually, I meant the hardware. It's one system that hangs be a leach and refuses to die. Screw it, I love nostalgia. It's still better than a lot of things today in some ways. No bloatware and just efficient.



My persona fave was Speedball 2. I could nuke people on it... piracy was fairly rife on the system, mind.



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They released the A500+ A600, big mistake. They should have moved from the A500-A1200



 

MikeB said:

Sadly the management didn’t realize what gem they had acquired. Big C= was a PC manufacturer too and using off the shelf part combined with cheap clunky flawed MSDOS this looked less risky to them, not realizing (like Apple and IBM) multi-media like the Amiga was capable of was the way of the future. Amiga designers hid easter eggs in AmigaOS like “We made Amiga, They fucked it up” (1986).


Which is part of the story, the head of technology engineering at Apple in the mid 80s till 90s did understand the potential:

"When the Amiga came out, everyone was scared as hell. No one could figure out how they packed so much power into its off-the-shelf parts." Apple's Mac was still black and white, cost more, and could only do one thing at a time. But, Apple advertised; Commodore didn't. "We [Apple] were really scared of the Amiga. Fortunately, Irving Gould [CEO of Commodore] helped Apple by running Commodore into the ground."

He later tried to mimic AmigaOS with his company Be Inc, once a company worth a billion dollars. But Microsoft blocked PC manufacturers to bundle Windows as well as BeOS with systems eventually running the company into the ground. Microsoft in the ended up paying 10 million dollars to stockholders while persisting on admitting no wrong droing.

He was right to be scared, even in the mid 90s when my Amiga saw ever fewer software support due to C='s demise, my Amiga was able to emulate 68k MacOS faster than the fastest 68k Macintosh could. Handy in such times and I could even multi-task!

you know, I think I got the "big picture"

but I fail to precisely see the "timing" and the "real" moves

OK, APPLE was dominated but advertised better
but what about PC and windows ?



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