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Old 23 July 2013, 16:10   #1
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turrican,lotus etc aga version ??? why never done ?

why the coders didn't make turrican 4 aga or lotus 4 aga or shadow of the beast 4 aga.
why the amiga 1200 never had a sequel of great amiga ecs series ????
Tell me why do you think the amiga coders never push efforts on this ?
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Old 23 July 2013, 16:16   #2
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I think for games in Lotus-style it was too late. And Turrican 1 - 3 don't need more colors because of smart use of them. Background should stay simple in fast action game.
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At some point the Amiga software houses switched to consoles. The Amiga 1200 was released 1-2 years too late.
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Old 23 July 2013, 16:26   #4
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Tell me why do you think the amiga coders never push efforts on this ?
Mainly because of money (I wouldn't say it was a developer decision though). The AGA exclusive titles aren't that interesting to be honest: http://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?...ref_hardware=2
(with a few exceptions maybe) I'd say it's mainly due to the fact that the market was rather limited and as Retro-Nerd said the consoles were far more interesting for publishers at the time AGA was available.

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Old 23 July 2013, 16:53   #5
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i read somewhere that the aga chipset wasn't the more powerfull chipset when they had to choose one for a the 1200 but it was a financial choice.
And i think that nearly every choice of hardware was leaded by cutting financial charges.
i mean, i think the amiga 1200 hardware wasn't really the choice of the maker but the choice of financial guys which now nothing about computers and didn't care really about the amiga.
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Old 23 July 2013, 17:48   #6
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@Turrican3: Yes that's basically the story of Commodore in a nutshell. There are some interesting documentaries and books about that.
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Not enough AGA machines sold, so not worth for the editors to make a special AGA version.

Like someone said, the AGA machines came out 2 years to late.. or maybe if the basic 1200 would have been sold with 4Mb (2 chip + 2 fast) and a 68020 at 28Mhz, at the same time, for the same money, it would have changed something.. maybe.
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