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Old 16 August 2018, 19:05   #1
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FastRAM enhanced Amiga games

I want to put together a CD32 disc full of games that take advantage of FastRAM in a system.

Obviously some games spring to mind straight away are FPS games, what other games take advantage and make a game run faster?
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Old 16 August 2018, 19:27   #2
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Not really what you are looking for since it targets non AGA games, but this thread can hint you towards some games:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=65574

For instance:
Zeewolf 2 - Fast RAM improves frame-rate.
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Old 16 August 2018, 20:52   #3
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sometimes fast memory is only used to save some loading times... and sometimes fast memory is used to load the code: here you get massive speedup.

Most system-compliant games will naturally use fastmem (unless the exec hunks are forced to CHIP like Chaos Engine CD32 or Ultimate Body Blows CD32 grrrrr).

So I'd rather make a list of games which WON'T use fastmem (add the 2 above in the list, unless you're using the whdload patch )
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Old 17 August 2018, 14:21   #4
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We already have a list of games that have issues with fast ram along with a list of games that are fixed so why not create a list of games that are helped by fast ram or are only playable with fast ram.

The most obvious as Amigajay suggests is 3D or FPS games as they are helped along by the speed increase the likes of the TF328 brings.

I for one would confirm the following:

Gloom CD32 release run full screen full speed with fast ram
Gloom deluxe runs at near full screen (2 sizes down i think) full speed with a 2x1 pixel ratio
Fears is like above except you can't change the graphical quality, or at least I can't figure out how to.
Guardian gets a nice speed boost making the game a lot more playable but still does slow to single figure frame rate in later levels when your being swarmed
Doom is an obvious one that needs the fast ram.
Alien breed 3D runs full speed full screen only showing slow down when barrels explode
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Old 17 August 2018, 19:04   #5
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Yeah it wasn’t about making a list of any kind tbh, i just wanted some suggestions of games to put on one disc for users with fastram.

So either the fastram speeds up the game to make it smoother.
FPS games
Other 3D polygons/vector games Zeewolf etc


Or you can now play certain games be it whdload or otherwise with the extra ram i.e

Chaos Engine 2 AGA
Primal Rage
Etc

Thanks for the suggestions so far.
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Old 28 August 2018, 19:47   #6
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I'd be very keen to see a disc that takes advantage of FASTRAM. if such a thing was to ever appear i, for one, would download it and play those sweet games.

I noticed the CD32 conversion of commander keen runs at a playable speed now I have fastram, where as before it was VERY slow.
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In the past i played Lotus 2 in 2 players mode on A1200 + Fast Ram at a full framerate.
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