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Old 03 July 2006, 10:16   #21
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Originally Posted by alexh
They didnt keep it in the A4000 because the AMBER chip used in the A3000 cannot do AGA (Well it can but it looses half the colours) and commodore didnt want to spin another chip
Mr. Haynie has also been quoted as saying that the reasoning was that AGA can do the doubled modes natively.

The A4000's option jumper block was supposed to have one pin pair for this so that the machine would boot to a doubled mode if jumpered, but the story goes that they ran out of ROM space and had to drop that feature.
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