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Old 02 November 2011, 20:00   #6
Thorham
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Originally Posted by antonvaltaz View Post
So the Mega Drive was, on a technical level, superior - at least for fast-paced action games? I suppose not surprising, given as you say it was more optimised, plus it came out 2 or 3 years after the original Amiga.
For games, yes. For general purposes, most certainly not: Probably no hires, no ham (picture viewers), tiled display is annoying for things like GUI rendering routines (probably), much less memory for graphics and audio (and less memory in general), and some things I forgot The superiority depends on what you use it for.
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Apart from audio, were there tricks that the Amiga 500 could do that the Mega Drive couldn't? I guess that copper blended background thing - anything else?
Probably, but are they practical to use, or are they only useful in demos? If some trick is only useful in demos, then you shouldn't count it.
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