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Old 03 July 2009, 22:31   #121
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Stop it now Atari knocked out something quick and dirty with a purchased 5 years old OS with way worse specs for games and demos, ofc the games would not be as good They did almost catch up with the STe 4.5 years later, and it still had GEM, so it sucked. (BIAS WARNING!) Both the Falcon and A1200 with accelerators were too expensive and too little too late.

The only ones that are still around were the ones that both made great hardware and an OS that is made for MMUs, ie. doesn't require reboot on program fail, ie. were as safe to use for serious work as Windows. (Big car ad asterisk and </sarcasm>, but what the hell.) They did their own fucking awesome CPU ffs

And yet software devs abandoned all of those within a matter of years, so they sort of died. Users switched from "the coolest games EV4R!" to "Cool games and something stable and with software that I can use for serious stuff too", I guess. Owning a computer happened to people of all ages and not just to the below-18.

The ST and Archimedes and the Amiga were great when they came, let's not forget that we bought them just to see the dazzling graphics All but ST were innovations. These are the facts, gentlemen.
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Old 03 July 2009, 22:41   #122
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They did? Maybe I just don't get who 'they' are...

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Old 04 July 2009, 22:27   #123
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Ah the Good Old Amiga Vs ST willy waving.... makes me feel like I'm 14 again. Glad I stayed out of it and bought an Acorn Archimedes which imho technically pissed on both in some areas, (although wasn't strictly a games machine) yes it lacked custom graphics/sound chips but had a whole lot going for it.....

Sadly it never had the scale of software/hardware development that the Amiga/Atari had (and in many ways still have)

No I'm not trying to turn this into an Archimedes Vs Atari Vs Amiga mudslinging contest.

That said... I'm getting an Amiga soon
Atari Lynx are cool tho... I've still got mine
When I had an Amiga, I saw an advert in the Pixel Magazine about the Archimedes with a big font - Emulates XT.
I used this some months as a joke to a friend who was Amiga fan but did not have one. I said to him - "Why don't you buy an Archimedes - it is so good, that it can emulate XT?".
He said he better buy Amiga.
One year later I emulated XT on my Amiga500 with PCTask, so this was not Acorns advantage.
I used to have Atari MegaST with a hard drive and PC emulator card inside, which was given away to me. The ST part was so useful, that the previous owner partitioned it's 20MB hard drive to two 10 MB partitions - one ST and one MS-DOS partition. I tinkered with the ST for about two days then gave it away. The most annoying was that even if it had a monitor, the games were not displayed on it. Later after I gave it, I was told by an Atari user that I had to connect it to color TV to see the games and not only hear them. What a joke. Whatever, it was too late, but I do not feel sorry. Now I can play all the ST and STe games on my AmigaOne with Hatari at full speed, and even some Falcon software. Does E-UAE play on Atari hardware at full speed? Please exclude ARAnyM which is not Atari hardware.
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Old 04 July 2009, 22:31   #124
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Dear Friends,

Last night I was lieing in bed yet again and thinking back to the days when I used to argue with users of the Atari ST whilst a beautiful imaginary woman was massaging my back.

Over the years my rage for such youthful antics ceased but in recent times I have found that my anger has returned and to this point I will be purchasing every Atari ST ever made and inserting them into the nearest waste disposal for recycling.

Your Amiga friend,

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http://atarilegend.com/games/games_d...p?game_id=5404 awesome title screen
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Old 09 July 2009, 12:27   #127
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http://atarilegend.com/games/games_d...p?game_id=6138 I'm not sure what is it on last screenshot
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Old 09 July 2009, 12:57   #128
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Its somebodys arse...
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Old 09 July 2009, 13:08   #129
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another interesting title screen http://atarilegend.com/games/games_d...p?game_id=5403
and hot kiss from donkey http://atarilegend.com/games/games_d...p?game_id=4303
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Old 09 July 2009, 18:29   #130
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All but ST were innovations. These are the facts, gentlemen.
But all the innovative games comes from the ST
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Old 10 July 2009, 00:28   #131
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I cant believe this thread is still going lol. I started it off 8 months or so ago lol. Anyway I personally love all retro computing Amiga and ST alike. However I dont think anyone who knows anything about computer hardware would deny the Amiga was the better machine but this does not mean the ST was not a good machine as it really had its uses such as in music! Think they are both great machines even though my machine was the Amiga.
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Old 11 July 2009, 16:13   #132
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I think you mean "LCD Television", as the ST only does PAL and NTSC. And guess what... The Amiga can handle those screenmodes just fine, and VGA, and more.
No I meant what I said. My Falcon plugs straight into LG Flatron L1715s and works perfectly.

My Amiga 1200 does not.

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Oh and a built-in speaker is a minus, not a plus!
Unless you what some Music blasting out at you at full volume when you fancy a game of Xenon II or something at 2 in the morning!
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Bad joke?
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Much better
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Arghhh. horrible!!!

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I like those farts at the start.
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LOL, sounds like C64 Maybe even worse...
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So, the Atari had the same sound chip as a C64???


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@TCD, yeah :P
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Read that comment in the R-Type video, Amiga Lover=Fail
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no, Atari ST have chip YM, similar to Amstrad CPC YM...
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Yeah, read it already..... either he's joking or he's never heard the amiga version of the tune.
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