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Old 10 March 2014, 05:42   #1
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what do you regret about the amiga ?

what make you angry or have regrets about the amiga history from 1984 to 2014 !!! you can speak about amiga games, hardware, etc...
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Old 10 March 2014, 07:19   #2
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the 2 mb chip ram limit and no way to expand it
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Old 10 March 2014, 07:42   #3
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The fact that the majority of games were written for A500's with 1mb RAM. I always wonder what a developer like Rainbow Arts would have achieved if they'd had better hardware to work with.
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Old 10 March 2014, 08:38   #4
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Not getting enough of the god dam machine
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Old 10 March 2014, 08:57   #5
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That Commodore went for the cheaper 68020 than the more competitive 68030 processor in the A1200. Things could have been so different then. Magic Carpet may never have been cancelled.
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Old 10 March 2014, 09:05   #6
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Old 10 March 2014, 10:08   #7
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The limitation of the A1200.

Should have been released with a 68030, 25Mhz, an internal HD, more sounds channel and better sprite management and a bit earlier.

(Easy to say, I know )
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Old 10 March 2014, 10:11   #8
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That I never had one back in the day

I got my first A1200 in about 2000...
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Old 10 March 2014, 10:30   #9
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US Gold's arcade ports
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Old 10 March 2014, 10:41   #10
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Not been born a few years earlier so I could have expereinced the 500 days and joined in with the "scene".
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Old 10 March 2014, 12:25   #11
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Choosing an Amiga.

All the computer geeks at my school chose an Atari STe and I was the "outcast".

There was no Amiga programming scene at school, just kids swapping copied games.

The Atari ST scene at school were exchanging programming techniques, writing their own demo's and menus in assembler. Part of a big scene group, Adrenaline UK and their own team just in our school called Safari.

I'm pretty sure I would have enjoyed my 16-bit life more had I chose an STe.

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Old 10 March 2014, 12:41   #12
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1. Waiting too long to get into Amiga Coding.
2. Not learning 68k ASM when I should of
3. 2MB Chip Limit
4. Kickstart ROM's not being Open Source.


Sadly for my formative years, living in Norfolk there was Nor-folking programming scene at all... Just me and my friend Smiffy
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Old 10 March 2014, 13:47   #14
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The limitation of the A1200.

Should have been released with a 68030, 25Mhz, an internal HD, more sounds channel and better sprite management and a bit earlier.

(Easy to say, I know )
It probably should have been, but the price of one (even without a HD) was already too high for most people.

For what it was, it was a ridiculously over priced machine.
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I should stole disks from abandoned Amiga game shop. It's empty for 17 years.
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It probably should have been, but the price of one (even without a HD) was already too high for most people.

For what it was, it was a ridiculously over priced machine.
Don't know what was the price in Australia. In France it was 3490FF late 92 (536€) and 2990 at mid 93 (460€).

I don't think it was THAT expensive for a computer at that time.
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Old 10 March 2014, 14:35   #17
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It probably should have been, but the price of one (even without a HD) was already too high for most people.

For what it was, it was a ridiculously over priced machine.
From http://pctimeline.info/comp1992jul.htm :
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October (1992)

Apple Computer introduces and ships the Macintosh IIvx, which is a Macintosh Performa 600 with a 68882 math coprocessor and 32 kB of cache RAM. It features a 33 MHz 68030, 4 MB RAM (upgradeable to 68 MB), 3 NuBus slots, 80 MB hard drive, 512 kB VRAM, optional AppleCD 300i CD-ROM drive, for US$2949.
Just to give the A1200 introduction price a 'scale'.
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Old 10 March 2014, 14:41   #18
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It makes me angry the acquisition of Escom and what came after.
I wanted Commodore UK - Daved Pleasance
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Old 10 March 2014, 14:46   #19
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The missed opportunity with the Amiga - lack of understanding the possibilities and all those wasted ideas & resources!
And many of those US Gold ports
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Old 10 March 2014, 16:20   #20
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I regret not getting one sooner.
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