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Old 16 November 2018, 12:30   #5
roondar
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I didn't know it back in the 1980's and 1990's, but there actually were surprising number of graphics solutions which offered high numbers of colours on screen or (pseudo) high/true colour. There were even PC ISA cards to do so back in 1984 (such as the Number Nine Revolution 512x8 and 512x32 as seen here http://www.vgamuseum.info/index.php/...echnology-corp).

Now these were not aimed at the consumer market and certainly wouldn't have been useful for games, so it's understandable no one remembers them, but they did exist.

Was a surprise to me when I found out, I used to think that higher colour options only became available for PC a lot later.

I guess it's fair to say then that the Amiga made these things affordable and offered a consumer friendly version of graphics abilities that used to be limited to the professional market. Not to mention it was most likely better at animation & moving graphics about than systems based on these cards.
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