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View Poll Results: Why did the CD32 fail?
It was too late for Commodore and/or the Amiga 36 29.51%
No cd-rom promptly available for A1200 4 3.28%
No SX-1/SX-32 type expansion promptly available 1 0.82%
Low quality "exclusive" software 22 18.03%
Low quantity software 7 5.74%
Poor Commodore marketing 32 26.23%
It was a success. Stupid poll. 2 1.64%
Microsoft conspiracy 5 4.10%
Low quality bundled joypad 0 0%
No room in existing console market 5 4.10%
Bad press reviews 0 0%
No Full Motion Video support/availability 0 0%
Because people thought it was "another CDTV" 5 4.10%
Bad looks 3 2.46%
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Old 14 December 2006, 12:43   #81
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My CD32 failed - went broke so that I had to ship it back. It didn't read CDs anymore.

Some things on the CD32 were ridiculous. Floppy Games with 700K on CD. On the other hand I liked playing *Diggers* and *Frontier*.

I owned two Saturns, most impressive hardware I have ever seen. The PCB has lots and lots of processors on it and no heatsink at all.
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Old 17 December 2006, 01:16   #82
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I do like the CD32 although it was too little too late imo.

They're definetly not built as well as the earlier gear - after the A500's I think the quality dropped somewhat on the lower end of the Commodore range which was a shame

nothing like the Amiga now which provokes the kind of passion I had back then
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Originally Posted by kojak
Some things on the CD32 were ridiculous. Floppy Games with 700K on CD. On the other hand I liked playing *Diggers* and *Frontier*.
Yeah a few MB's on a cd is such a waste of space but the CD32 wasnt entirely alone in doing that: PC CD-ROM games at that time also had the habit of doing the same such as in CD versions of Airbucks, Ishar series, Heirs To The Throne, Lemmings 1 & 2, Lotus 3, Zool 2 to name a few.
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To be fair, a couple of those games you mentioned were multi-disk games, and probably didn't fit on one diskette, and if it did, it would've been compressed so you had to install it completely to the PC harddrive.
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