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MDA
11-01-2005, 12:47:07
copycat thread in Technoglow! :eek:

Yeah, I should have said BASIC, but I used to know a guy that still wanted to program exclusively on the Amiga, and it was the mid-late 1990's.

Gary
11-01-2005, 13:20:38
COUNTERPOINT FORUM !

A chap with taste and foresight eh ?

Still searching for the question.

Sir Penguin
12-01-2005, 00:13:01
There's supposed to be a project in my architecture course involving writing a game for the Amiga 2600 (or something).

SP

Spartak
12-01-2005, 17:45:43
I used to like my old Amiga

Debaser
12-01-2005, 18:02:12
I used to like my old Amiga too. I wonder if there are any emulators for the Mac floating around.

Darkstar
14-01-2005, 22:54:55
Ah. Amiga. The computer that all Personal Computers want to be. :D

Sir Penguin
14-01-2005, 23:52:11
Originally posted by Debaser
I used to like my old Amiga too. I wonder if there are any emulators for the Mac floating around. http://www.redlinelabs.com/stella/

SP

Tau Ceti
15-01-2005, 01:59:54
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
There's supposed to be a project in my architecture course involving writing a game for the Amiga 2600 (or something).

SP

There never was an Amiga 2600. The models were 500, 500+, 600, 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000, 3000, 4000-030 and 4000-040. There was an Atari 2600, though.

Sir Penguin
15-01-2005, 03:52:19
Same difference. Old person's machine.

SP

Darkstar
15-01-2005, 07:08:32
Oh, are you wracking up bad Geek Karma!

Deacon
15-01-2005, 08:58:46
I don't remember ever using an Amiga. The only things that I remember from the "Age of PC Uncertainty" are the Commodore 64, Apple IIe, and a few unpleasant minutes with a Tandy TRS-80. I guess by the time I was interested in computers, everything was already fairly certain. :)

Darkstar
15-01-2005, 09:35:07
Amiga was a great machine. Personal computers are still catching up.

The big fight for a while was Apple/Atari/Amiga. Then, along came IBM with Microsoft Windows, and well, you can Google up the history from there easily enough.

Nav
15-01-2005, 15:31:34
Originally posted by MDA
...I used to know a guy that still wanted to program exclusively on the Amiga, and it was the mid-late 1990's. funny I knew him too. ;)

MDA
16-01-2005, 02:13:39
I looked up his website years ago and found it, and he still has one. I don't think I've seen him since the fifth grade.

Its now www.ian.org

Hasn't been updated in five years. :)

...More boring narcissistic (is that a word?) details about my life can be found in the Counterglow forums.

Deacon
16-01-2005, 09:12:23
Narcissistic is a word. I know that because I'm so good. :)

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
20-01-2005, 21:30:54
Not sure Apple was really a contender in that battle, DS. AFAICremember, it was AtariST vs Amiga. At least, that's what the UK game mags would have you believe.

Darkstar
20-01-2005, 22:08:09
It was definately Apple/Atari/Amiga. The same crew designed all three. They kept improving the hardware as they went. Started doing Apple, then the Atari, and finally the Amiga. Amiga came with color, the others had to catch up.

Main differences between the machines was OS. Amiga was NIX based, and totally kicked the other machines asses. Best graphical OS as well (the majors are just now catching up to it).

Then, Commodore screwed up (constantly screwed over their users). That got Amiga bumped out of the running. Atari and Apples fought a bit more, basically being clones of each other... Apple went heavier into schools... and then IBM came out with the PC. Businesses went with IBM PC clones (as Apple wouldn't open up their architecture, and Atari had mismanaged themselves out of the running), and the IBM PC clone running Microsoft DOS and Microsoft Windows took over the world.

Apple had a big opportunity to become the dominant Personal Computer. But Stevie boy was too anal and unwilling to let anyone play with his hardware or software, and kept telling everyone that came to him to go fuck themselves, they aren't getting into his Apple, and if they try then he'll sue them into hell.

Before IBM went with Microsoft, they went to Digitial. But Mr. Digital didn't think there was a significant market to exploit and grow in personal computers for business, so we blew off IBM and went and played golf instead. Desperate, they called Gates, who said... "I'm your devil!"

The hobby rags preferred Atari and Amiga for lots of reasons. They preferred Atari over Apple for the fact that Atari didn't try to sue them out of business for publishing info about their future products, or how to hack the box, or OS Source, or whatever (Apple would, so the hobby rags hated them). The more techie or Nixxy preferred Amiga because it was a better, more powerful machine with a real OS. You know, basic Geek religion wars. ;)

Gary
20-01-2005, 23:46:42
Ah memories.

Despite looking at the Commodore PET and TSR-80, my first purchase was an Atari 800. An Amiga followed. Only got a PC when the prices were not quite such rip offs. Wasn't convinced at the time that I wasn't trading down, but sadly, that was the way the market had gone.