Thread: Amiga Vs ST
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Old 18 September 2010, 13:57   #351

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Originally Posted by frank_b View Post
It's generally used for colour rasters and resetting the screen pointers/hw scroll values. If you're lucky it's used to get an extra background layer sans sprite DMA. It can be used to

1) trigger very accurate CPU interrupts
2) loop using skip/wait with a mask
3) drive the blitter for beam sync blits
4) generate horizontal rasters

It's very cool.
Thanx, I think I already know what the copper does actually.
I was referring to your statement that it was "underused most of the times" " in Amiga games, which I think it's not exactly correct to say the least!

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