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Old 03 December 2008, 01:34   #1
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Amiga Vs ST

Anyone got a list of games that show off the power of the Amiga compared to the ST? I already know of Shadow Of the Beast. Any suggestions?
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Old 03 December 2008, 01:38   #2
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I guess you could browse through HOL for games that have an Atari ST/E conversion and then pick your favourites to compare with (as there are loads)

... Conversion hardware is : Atari ST/E
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ok thanks I will take a look at that.
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search youtube for amiga vs atari, there is a video showing comaprisons on there somewhere
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This one for example : http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XASnGpemk_M
or this one : http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=e5ic3Fy-tVY
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Turrican II for graphics and almost every game for sound.
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Turrican II for graphics...
Only Turrican II?
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Of course not - but it's an extreme example (besides Beast) of how crappy the Atari ST-versions are.
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Anyone got a list of games that show off the power of the Amiga compared to the ST? I already know of Shadow Of the Beast. Any suggestions?
just the Amiga name alone destroys the ST! Down with Atari!!! suxor
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it's kind of funny to read the comments and see the clowns still insisting amiga did not have technical superiority just because it had a lower clocked CPU.
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just the Amiga name alone destroys the ST! Down with Atari!!! suxor
That's the spirit Paul *cough* I mean *cough* you got a point there
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Thanks guys. It was actually for http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XASnGpemk_M that cyberdruid point out. This guy on there called r8qt7 has been insisting that the ST is better etc and that no games look better on the Amiga. I mentioned Shadow of the beast and he blames the programmers haha. Kinda given up with him now haha. Thanx anyway guys.
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This guy on there called r8qt7 has been insisting that the ST is better etc
This holds true for very few games, e.g.: Stunt Car Racer's framerate is faster on the ST (but its sound is abysmal).
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Yeh John that and I think Falcon run slightly faster on the ST. I pointed him to the wikipedia artcle on Amiga Games but he seemed to be avoiding reading it. It explains why some early games were actually faster on the ST.
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This holds true for very few games, e.g.: Stunt Car Racer's framerate is faster on the ST (but its sound is abysmal).
But you can use the turbo option on the Amiga (WHDload version)
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No doubt there are many reasonable reasons why the ST versions of games very often suffer in comparison with the Amiga...
...I've never been convinced that hardware is top of the list. ..?

Obviously the A500 was a MUCH better computer but I'd say it was well within the ST's capabilities to support 'equally good' versions of most (not all) of these games.
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But you can use the turbo option on the Amiga (WHDload version)
Which makes the game nearly unplayable But yeah, it's faster than the ST version

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Well the Copper and Blitter were the reason why games were 'better' on the Amiga (along with the increased number of colours). Guess there are some Chess games that benefit from the faster CPU on the ST...
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Which makes the game nearly unplayable But yeah, it's faster than the ST version
Not on real hardware.

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Obviously the A500 was a MUCH better computer but I'd say it was well within the ST's capabilities to support 'equally good' versions of most (not all) of these games.
Hardly surpring, most of them were direct ST to Amiga conversions. But check some Amiga to ST ports, mostly horrible stuff.
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Not on real hardware.
So there is a reason why john4p should buy a real machine then
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