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Old 24 December 2008, 13:25   #61
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I suppose it's an advantage if you like knowing something is faster, unless it really is very noticable Thorham?
In the case of most games, it won't matter, because Amigas have all those extra custom chips, so Amiga games can actually be better. For serious software that only uses the cpu, it can matter a little. I think an ST is about 10% faster. A cpu intensive program that takes one minute to do it's work on the ST would need one minute and 6 seconds on the A500. Not much, but still noticeble.
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Old 24 December 2008, 13:36   #62
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The STE* was a capable games machine with hardware scrolling and a blitter** which sadly didn't get the support it deserved. When developers did target it the games tended to run in one vbl. Zool on the STE was nice. The Amiga and STe are both nice machines IMHO.

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*It's my joint favourite with the A500 plus
**The Atari blitter was decent and could vastly accelerate 2d games. You could even do some nice tricks with it. Hflipping or fast magnification using smudge mode
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Old 24 December 2008, 13:55   #63
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Yeah that's fair enough for apps like you say but for 3d games, a frame increase where they are already quite low anyway would make for a negligible difference really.Certainly not enough to warrant purchase of an ST for the purpose of playihg said game
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Old 24 December 2008, 13:55   #64
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STe was a nice machine. well, I have one but it came quite after the ST so it doesn't count. So Atari fanbois just STFU and go back your lame forums

here is a nice STe demo, more or less (COunt) ZEro. I don't think I saw a comparable skybox effect at the end on an unexpanded Amiga.
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Old 24 December 2008, 15:33   #65
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i have an STE, and the blitter on it is weaker than the one we had on A500....
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Old 24 December 2008, 15:34   #66
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So, of course there is a respect for all Ataris in EAB, as much as for all Amigas !!
post reported for swearing/illegal Atari Chat/trying to blend Atari & Amiga into a new community.

/waves fist. Amiga forever, down with the Atari.
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Old 24 December 2008, 16:47   #67
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I very much doubt we will ever again be wowed as much as when the Amiga entered our lives, it's a tough act to follow
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Of course there is a respect for all Ataris in EAB, as much as for all Amigas !!
^ And him too!
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Old 24 December 2008, 16:53   #68
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Yes, Atari is like disabled Amiga and we have respect for disabled
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Old 24 December 2008, 16:59   #69
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Yes, Atari is like disabled Amiga and we have respect for disabled
*cough* I mean... let's all be friends...
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@s2325 & TCD: lol, couldn't agree more!
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Old 10 January 2009, 03:45   #71
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big boobs (Amiga) vs small boobs (Atari ST):
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Old 10 January 2009, 03:56   #72
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but ST version (left) looks better than Amiga version (right):
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Slightly OT I know but >wow<

No doubt everybody has seen this. (but me)
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Old 10 January 2009, 12:25   #74
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Really a nice demo, but it's a Falcon and no ST
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Old 10 January 2009, 15:22   #75
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Floppy disk

I love the Atari STE only because the Obsession Pinball was first released on the Atari and then converted exactly the same to the Amiga. I occasionally play the game on my AmigaOne, but under AtariST emulator and not Amiga emulator, because the Atari Emulation is faster on my hardware than the Amiga Emulation (less resourse demanding).
Sometime I play other Atari ST games, but only if I loved their Amiga versions and played them so many times that I feel the difference on the Atari and it is like playing new game with different skill setting.
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Old 10 January 2009, 22:02   #76
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Sit back and relax as you see a video of an Atari Falcon030 with CT63 accelerator and mint/jinnee os, from a friend in Greece:

http://www.uploading.com/files/JPRJZ...nCT63.avi.html

See why Atari Falcon demos are like Amiga 1200 demos, or better in some cases (CT63 accelerator takes SDRAM which is faster than Simm and works minimum at 66MHz). Many new generation Amiga1200 Demos have been ported to Falcon030 last year.

Respect to our Amiga and Atari stuff !!
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Old 11 January 2009, 01:32   #77
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Some Amiga demos (PPC enhanced...)

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Old 11 January 2009, 08:42   #78
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Great Demos, especially the first but my best demo ever for Amiga with an 68060 processor is this:

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Old 11 January 2009, 11:13   #79
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That's indeed a great demo Thanks for sharing dir_marillion
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Old 14 January 2009, 21:52   #80
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I think Strider 2 is smoother and faster on Atari ST than on Amiga.
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