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Old 28 February 2008, 21:02   #1
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Which Amiga games were better than their PC counterparts?

I have always been a PC guy. It would be interesting to play some old classics on an Amiga if the version is better.
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Old 28 February 2008, 21:10   #2
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most amiga games were better

(well besides the adventure games coming out on both machines)
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Old 28 February 2008, 21:33   #3
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Xenon 2 Megablast
as probably all games since late '80 to early '90..
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Old 28 February 2008, 22:31   #4
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swos of course! i (think) pc scrolling in most games also was quite nasty...........
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Old 29 February 2008, 00:18   #5
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Old 29 February 2008, 07:22   #6
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I have always been a PC guy. It would be interesting to play some old classics on an Amiga if the version is better.
some games were better on the amiga but some games were better on the PC

if you are interested to play certain game you can use winuae and DOSBOX to test which version is better or which version likes you

btw, Laffer have made 2 videos on youtube but that videos are a bit manipulated to manifest that amiga'games were better


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Old 29 February 2008, 07:28   #7
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Starflight 1 and 2 (Trade Routes of the Cloud Nebula).
(Yeah, my standard answer to everything.)

Better graphics, nicer controls (mouse+keyboard instead of just keyboard). Although, to be fair, the Amiga versions were released 2 to 3 years after the respective PC versions (1986 PC, 1989 Amiga for Starflight 1; 1989 PC, 1991 Amiga for Starflight 2, I think).

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Old 29 February 2008, 09:49   #8
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if you are interested to play certain game you can use winuae and DOSBOX to test which version is better or which version likes you
Enough time has passed since the last time I tried WinUAE, so this program could have been improved. However when I tried WinUAE I remember it run well ATR and other games but I saw their scrollings were not smooth like real Amiga. Therefore, to test which version is better, in my opionion you have to consider PC Vs. real Amiga.
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Old 29 February 2008, 10:04   #9
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Back in the 90's when PC's started to get VGA conversion, the PC versions generally looked better, but the Amiga versions scrolled much better... Give me smooth scrolling over 256cols everyday..
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Back in the 90's when PC's started to get VGA conversion, the PC versions generally looked better, but the Amiga versions scrolled much better... Give me smooth scrolling over 256cols everyday..
Plenty of beautiful VGA games where it didn't matter, though.

Mostly adventures and RPGs of course.
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Plenty of beautiful VGA games where it didn't matter, though.

Mostly adventures and RPGs of course.
Of course, but then they didn't scroll too much
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Of course, but then they didn't scroll too much
That was kind of my point.
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Enough time has passed since the last time I tried WinUAE, so this program could have been improved. However when I tried WinUAE I remember it run well ATR and other games but I saw their scrollings were not smooth like real Amiga. Therefore, to test which version is better, in my opionion you have to consider PC Vs. real Amiga.

you can config winuae to scroll like a real amiga

you need a fast computer,a descent gfx card and a monitor capable of 100hz and 120hz

for example on winuae to play any PAL game you should choose for ex 1024x768/100hz PAL ....and set native mode to FULL SCREEN+VSYNC

to play any NTSC game ..... idem config but 120hz

using that configs on winuae you can delight smooth scroll like a real amiga

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you can config winuae to scroll like a real amiga

you need a fast computer,a descent gfx card and a monitor capable of 100hz and 120hz

for example on winuae to play any PAL game you should choose for ex 1024x768/100hz PAL ....and set native mode to FULL SCREEN+VSYNC

to play any NTSC game ..... idem config but 120hz

using that configs on winuae you can delight smooth scroll like a real amiga

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Surely 60hz is the ideal refresh for an NTSC game? Almost any monitor can do that frequency.
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Old 29 February 2008, 12:08   #15
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Bloodwych.

the PC version beeps and manages to give characters purple skin.


i wonder how well the pc version handles two joysticks as well....

@ laser

you are making the bold assumption that someone's monitor can handle those refresh rates. I know mine cant, i suspect a lot of others cant.
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Old 29 February 2008, 12:16   #16
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I think that the PC took loong time in equaling the Amiga scroll (perhaps until the first pentium?) I was obsessed by the amount of colors VGA Vs.OCS back in the days but now I realize a good movement is better.

I remember a Spanish PC game named PC fútbol,the worse scroll than I have seen in my life!!! although with 256 colors of course

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^ I always realised that. You lacked taste.
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Old 29 February 2008, 12:43   #18
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^ I always realised that. You lacked taste.
I never had a PC and the PC pictures in the magazines were very pretty,more ahead I had occasion to see some games.
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Old 29 February 2008, 13:07   #19
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I have always been a PC guy. It would be interesting to play some old classics on an Amiga if the version is better.

I think sound was a big issue (certainly the further back you go). I remember seeing somebody playing Dune 2 on a supposedly powerful pc and the sound was horrible - although he may have skimped on the sound hardware, but that was never an issue on the Amiga.

I seem to remember being quite impressed by screenshots of flightsims in 256 colours (and Golf games) with their stinking byte per pixel technology, but when you actually saw these things, the sound was often awful.
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Old 29 February 2008, 16:33   #20
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Generally most Amiga versions were better, as long as the PC version was CGA/Hercules or EGA only. As soon as VGA and Soundblaster became standard, most PC versions were better, although there are exceptions to this rule.

And of course there are a lot of really good games that were never released on the PC.
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