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Old 01 September 2015, 21:06   #184
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Originally Posted by Galahad/FLT View Post
Most of the early get their access to palletes, screen pointers and such by going through TOS.
Sorry, I didn't knew that.
I started working on ST in nineties (and never on Amiga).

Originally Posted by Galahad/FLT View Post
Im unsure why emutos is only in hires mode? Is there a specific reason for not being able to drop into lowres 16 colour mode?
This is because the ST uses interlaced bitplanes (every 16 pixels, 2 bytes) while Amiga uses unified bitplanes. Monochrome ST-High is the single common denominator, since it only uses 1 bitplane: both formats are identical.

However, if you find a solution for Amiga hardware to deal with ST interlaced bitplanes, you're done. A framebuffer format conversion using the blitter could certainly be possible, but I guess it would be too slow for full framerate.
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