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Old 12 October 2015, 13:10   #1
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Future of Amiga?.

What do you guys will be the future of Amiga?.
 
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Old 12 October 2015, 13:50   #2
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FPGA-based CPU accelerators.
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Old 12 October 2015, 15:34   #3
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What do you guys will be the future of Amiga?.
I will.
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Old 12 October 2015, 15:40   #4
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What do you guys will be the future of Amiga?.
1986-1993.

In all seriousness, the Amiga has no real future. sure the occasional new accelerator, game or even OS may be released to a passionate but tiny market, but Amiga will never be a household name again.
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Old 12 October 2015, 15:45   #5
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1986-1993.

In all seriousness, the Amiga has no real future. sure the occasional new accelerator, game or even OS may be released to a passionate but tiny market, but Amiga will never be a household name again.
Doesn't mean it doesn't have a future. Look around at some of the classic cars you still see on the road - they still have a future - just not a big mass market one.
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Old 12 October 2015, 16:32   #6
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The future is going to be electric. You saw it here first.

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Old 12 October 2015, 17:24   #7
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Electric Amigas, you say? Hmmm...

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Old 12 October 2015, 17:31   #8
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What will be the future of the Mac Classic? Of the PC? Of the Archimedes? Atari ST?

The future is either evolution or retro-scene/museums. Artificially boosting these old machines does not make them anymore suited to modern uses and moreover it makes them not-Amiga by definition anyway.

Macs, PCs have evolved far beyond their original designs and will continue. This is not going to happen for the Amiga because a bunch of incompetent idiots currently own the brand and moreover any Amiga architectural advantage was made obsolete long ago.

It is just fine if the Amiga gets the recognition it deserves as a retro platform. There are plenty of new games that can be produced for it which would be both impressive and fun to play. For non-gaming software as I said what would be the point? Both OS and hardware are now crushed in terms of power and features by the cheapest laptops you can find. But the stock Amiga can still impress within their original constraints.
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Old 12 October 2015, 17:35   #9
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Hopefully a peaceful "death" without assholes trying to bring you "the future of Amiga" or shutting down websites because they say "Amiga" etc., paving the way for more people to bring more brilliant developments for classic, true Amigas.
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FPGA-based CPU accelerators.
Hardware: I would like an ultra affordable Mac mini sized FPGA with every model amiga (inc new ones) with every OS and FPGA accelerators for the classic machines.


Software: I think HD remakes of classic games generally suck (superfrog). System 3 are planning a HD remake of Last Ninja which I have high hopes for. If a C64 port was made I imagine most of the c64 community would buy it. I think there's a market for it and maybe small development teams could via kickstarter.
I still buy new C64 releases and I would love to be able to buy new Amiga release now.

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Old 12 October 2015, 20:17   #11
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As a niche, hobbyist market probably yes, as a product widely consumer available for sure not.

And FPGA is limited alternative to real ASIC so there always will be compromise (i would say FPGA is 5 - 10 slower than ASIC's).
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What do you guys will be the future of Amiga?.
It will take a while, but it will die slowly along the diminishing bunch of dreamers that we are.
I used to think that it would be cool if some billionaire happened to be an old Amiga user and would throw some serious money at the platform "just for fun" and do something crazy and cool with it...bring it back to life... but then I remembered that ppl who are billionaires don't live in the past an dream about glory days that happened 25-30 years ago ;-)
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ppl who are billionaires don't live in the past an dream about glory days that happened 25-30 years ago ;-)
They do. They buy middleage castles and old paintings and statues
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Old 13 October 2015, 05:56   #14
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Heh, the "Tesla 500/1200"

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Eventually (Looong time) There won't be any Amiga's left and Emulation will be the only way.
Unless some rich Amiga FAN from the past creates a new species of REAL amiga's.
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Old 13 October 2015, 14:30   #16
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-better PPC emulation in winuae
-2-3 new unreleased games will be discovered in 2-3 years
- cd32 expansion card prototype will be finished in 2 years
- 4-5 new ugly backbone games will be made
- 1 or 2 ms-dos games will be ported
- Erok will create few new "enchanted" games for cd32
-AmigaOS will receive small 4.2 update
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Old 13 October 2015, 14:51   #17
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Eventually (Looong time) There won't be any Amiga's left and Emulation will be the only way.
Unless some rich Amiga FAN from the past creates a new species of REAL amiga's.
we're growing the business, so maybe a Glastonbridge Amiga in a few years time...
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Old 13 October 2015, 15:23   #18
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Something that struck me reading the comparrison with classic cars is that there seems to be very little regrowth in the 8- and 16-bit computer scene compared to the consoles of the same era. Going to any retro gaming event and there's a large part younger people, but they seem to most go for the older Nintendo consoles.
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- 4-5 new ugly backbone games will be made

That's a pretty good prediction, my friend. Sadly so, but pretty good.
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Old 13 October 2015, 19:07   #20
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An accelerator in an Amiga that can run games like Doom/Quake at full speed 60fps! Thats what I would want
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