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Old 20 June 2002, 18:18   #16
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I agree that HAM8 is not useful for moving screens but I don't believe on your DMA-time explanation because AGA 8 bitplane lores screen with FMODE-register set to 3 uses only 1/4th of available DMA time..

Lo Res AGA 8 bitplane is nice, but if you want high quality output, you would go for Hi res, hence my statement. If you want to output the highest quality, it then becomes pointless trying to shift it around, and then the blitter has 3 extra bitplanes to shift around... etc, etc. Sometimes Commodore could be quite inventive, and other times they were idiots!!!! Most of the A12oo design is because of idiots!
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