[SATLUG] [OT]2D scrolling demos
pixelnate at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 10:15:32 CDT 2007
Tom Weeks wrote:
> The only reason that it's possible now (and wasn't in the 80's and 90's) is
> that now PC systems have an architecture similar to that of the multitasking
> hardware of the Amiga with it's dedicated graphics chips and graphics bus.
Yeah, the way the system was set up was way ahead of its time. Too bad
the managers at Commodore ran the company into the ground.
I remember lusting after the Amigas they had in the computer store next
to the BX at Lackland (many years ago). And of all the computers in the
store, including those lovely Amigas, my father bought a PC clone from
Commodore, the PC 10-2. It was such a piece.
The thing that got me about the Amigas, once I started getting into
'puters, was that they didn't really have a central pool of ram to pull
from. Every subsystem had it's own ram. How that provided for such a
speedy system is a bit of a mystery to me. Great machines though. I wish
I had owned one 'back in the day.'
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