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Old 08 January 2008, 20:31   #10
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Originally Posted by paranoid View Post
With an A500, avoid games that say AGA or that they are for the A1200/4000. Those two computers were newer/more advanced computers that used a better chipset called AGA. It's like going from CGA to VGA on a PC. (Well, sort of, as analogies go..)

With an A500, there may be a few incompatible games here and there (some very, very early games may not work with Kickstart 1.3, etc..) but generally, the only worry you would have is if you don't have 1 meg of memory and the game requires it (it should be noted on the box if it needs 1 meg). If you don't have 1 meg total, you should really get the expansion; it's well worth it and not just a mere convenience.

So basically, AGA games aside, you shouldn't have a problem. It isn't to say there are no compatibility problems at all on the Amiga, but pretty rare compared to today when a PC game needs at least X processor, Y memory, Z graphic card, etc etc.
Cheers for that Paranoid,

I might give eBay a miss then until I can be sure of what I’m buying, there was a package of 200+ games that went for about £40, I emailed the seller who said he wasn’t sure if they were all for the Amiga 500, so I suppose its better to find out more in the long run,

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