>Compared to the load times I hear people complaining about today, the Amiga's load times were just downright appalling
>Does anybody honestly think that floppy drives back then weren't so bad to deal with compared to today? Did people have more patience with those load times back then?
I don't see much difference in loading times with loading a "modern" game off eg. a hard drive vs. loading a classic game from floppy. It seems the publishers just pile in more bloated garbage to keep the load times approximately the same.
Eg. Out Run 2 takes 10 seconds or more of loading between races, even when just restarting the race you were already doing. And this on a machine with 1Gb RAM. It just makes no sense. (Out Run 2 being one of the few modern games that is worth putting up with the delays.)