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Steffen Häuser

Posts 40
31 Jan 2023 14:29


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Steffen Häuser wrote:

  As from all I read from you, it sounds like the logical followup on AGA.
 

 
  Thank you.
 
 
  I think many features that Super-AGA provides were on to "todo" list by the Amiga developers.
 
  - they wanted a Chunky modes.
  - they wanted 16bit audio, they wanted more audio channel
  - they wanted 3D acceleration
 

Absolutely agreed. I still wonder if it would have been possible "back then" or if only more recent advances made it possible (this is not about your company, I am wondering "how big did Commodore fail in the end" ;-) ).


Gunnar von Boehn
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Posts 6195
31 Jan 2023 16:12


Steffen Häuser wrote:

Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  I think many features that Super-AGA provides were on to "todo" list by the Amiga developers.
 
  - they wanted a Chunky modes.
  - they wanted 16bit audio, they wanted more audio channel
  - they wanted 3D acceleration
 
 

 
  Absolutely agreed. I still wonder if it would have been possible "back then" or if only more recent advances made it possible (this is not about your company, I am wondering "how big did Commodore fail in the end" ;-) ).

I have great respect for both the Motorola and Amiga engineers.
They needed to get everything right and fully working.

I today have the luxury that I can make some new logic - then test the logic, use in real live, and if I see something to improve then I can change the design, and update it.
This is much easier then only having one shot which need to be perfect.


Steffen Häuser

Posts 40
06 Feb 2023 10:20


 
  I have great respect for both the Motorola and Amiga engineers.

Same here. It was not the engineers holding everything up. We could have got a A3000 + AGA ways before A1200 if the engineers had their way.

 
BTW - when relooking at your display mode list for Super-AGA - I like that 480x270 mode, nice idea to include something in the middle. Would give a in-between for games where 640x480 is too slow (and 320x240 too lowres ^^).


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 6195
06 Feb 2023 11:24


Steffen Häuser wrote:

  when relooking at your display mode list for Super-AGA - I like that 480x270 mode, nice idea to include something in the middle. Would give a in-between for games where 640x480 is too slow (and 320x240 too lowres ^^).
 

 
Yes its nice in the middle mode. With more resolution but still a retro touch.
 
For fully using modern 16:9 screens I very much like 640x360 mode


Steffen Häuser

Posts 40
06 Feb 2023 12:42


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  Yes its nice in the middle mode. With more resolution but still a retro touch.
 
  For fully using modern 16:9 screens I very much like 640x360 mode

I sort of overlooked that. I will examine this with the test exe we talked about.


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