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Old 01 May 2008, 20:54   #1
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Amiga gfx cards on winuae. Any advantage?

The reason i ask is the only part of the amiga ive never really learnt is adding a gfx card. One in particular is picasso. What exactly did it do and although it appears winuae supports it (or the rom) would amiga emu be any better with a gfx card as it seems perfectly fast/fine as it is.

Appologies if its a daft question.
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The reason i ask is the only part of the amiga ive never really learnt is adding a gfx card. One in particular is picasso. What exactly did it do and although it appears winuae supports it (or the rom) would amiga emu be any better with a gfx card as it seems perfectly fast/fine as it is.

Appologies if its a daft question.
gfx cards on the amiga adds more resolutions and more colours and faster screens
if winuae is better or not than a real amiga is a point of long discussion
anyways the only thing that remains not supported on winuae is PIP overlay .........that video function is supported only by the picasso 4 gfx card and the cybervision
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Old 02 May 2008, 13:03   #3
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gfx cards on the amiga adds more resolutions and more colours and faster screens
Higher resolutions and/or faster screens (particularly for applications and games like Quake that have specific RTG routines).

Not sure about more colours, though. Over and above the OCS/ECS chipsets maybe, but more than the AGA chipset?

*runs off to check Amiga hardware database*

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Not sure about more colours, though. Over and above the OCS/ECS chipsets maybe, but more than the AGA chipset?
hmm my aga workbench will be able to show 256 colors while my Picasso96 will show 16million also the aga chipsett can show a maximum of 256 000 in ham mode they say ...
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