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Old 22 February 2015, 15:51   #148
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Originally Posted by amilo3438 View Post
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Well - this is not explanation of anything - i can understand 9 bit CLUT (lower pin count on IC, Amiga is 12 pins but still there is nothing difficult to add 5'th bit and as such to have 15 bits but this mean 3 additional pins on IC and no longer 48 Pin DIL sufficient etc).
However lack of hardware pointer (single sprite) for mouse cursor in GUI is hard to explain - blitter can be explain as bigger problem - need to be synchronized, working concurrently with CPU and VDC etc
Mentioned HW scroll, lack of overscan... Once again - ST have graphics comparable to CGA + HGC - nothing fancy i would say.
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