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Old 20 November 2017, 16:03   #20
Miggy4eva
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I don't think you quite understand how these things work. If the A1000/A500 had a chunky mode then memory requirements would have been much, much higher - one of the main reasons we got planar was due to the smaller display footprint. And back in the 80s, RAM was expensive.
If it had a chunky mode it doesn't mean you have to use it all the time. It's just one mode available.

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Besides, the A500 didn't have a chunky display so the whole discussion is moot. Graphically speaking, the Amiga was vastly inferior to a PC that could natively run Doom.
OMFG, is it just me or do we have a major wire crossed here? This is the sequence of comments we exchanged, please tell me where I lost you

It all started when I made this first comment:
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We can only wish OCS had a chunky mode because then Doom and Wolf3d would have been possible on A500 with no need to C2p conversion. This would have allowed the Amiga to rule for even longer and provided Commodore the time and funds to finally make a next-gen Amiga
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Doom running with (at best) 64 (EHB) colours vs 256 colours on the VGA PC? Yeah, right. Even with a chunky screen mode, that was never going to happen.
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I think it's possible, cut floor and ceiling textures, no c2p conversion wasting cpu = playable doom
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Well yes, but with no c2p conversion you're looking at a black screen.
This is where you seemed to forget the context of this whole discussion, which was my first comment saying I wish Amiga had a chunky mode

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Comprehension fail
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Well, how else were you going to get the display up on the screen? You have to go from textured polys to screen display and that requires a chunky to planar conversion. That's kinda the whole point of these kinds of thing.
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I was talking about if OCS had a chunky mode.

And then after this you say it's a moot point? It's the point of this thread.
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