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Old 20 December 2017, 22:07   #1
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Sega Y board (Arcade), how advanced was it for its time?

Just did a bit of reading on Sega "modell Y" arcade board. Damn, that thing was impressive for 1988. I mean, the Amiga was still pretty freesh at that point..

The specs:
https://segaretro.org/Sega_Y_Board#G...cationshttp://

The Sega Saturn port of Galaxy Force (2) came out ~10 years later and it still couldn't quite match the arcade version (30 fps + slowdowns vs 60 fps).

The Amiga port is pretty tragic to watch of course and I'm pretty sure no classic 68k Amiga could do it, not even 060 + AGA (although that spec could have run something decent looking at least, maybe using othert techniques (like voxel landscape or something))

But could the Vampire do it with its 080, AMMX2, Chunky Video Modes and lots of RAM? There is a crazy amount of sprite scaling going on in the game and the SEGA custom super scaler chip set ran at 50MHz.

Also.. these boards seem to be rare.. Anyone owns one? What's the typical ebay price, can't seem to see one for sale atm..
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