On Fri, 23 Dec 2016 21:31:00 +1200, Mike Powell wrote:
>> I doubt. Compared to the Commodore 64 which had a lot (not to say all? ;-)
>> of the classic games available. These companies (Ocean comes to my
>> mind) might already have done a C64 port, why not extend the license for
>> the Amiga?
> Different technology? The C64 was more popular than the Amiga. Assuming the
> games you are talking about were made as C64 cartridges, it may have been
> difficult enough to port them to Amiga that the ROI just was not there.
ROI as in Return On Investment? I suppose that for most users the Amiga
was a gaming machine no matter the original intentions of Commodore.
Most (legal ;-) games I had came of floppy. I seem to recall that Zaxxon,
one of my all time favorites, and many other came on floppy.
Btw. reading old computer magazines like the BYTE 4/1984 I found an
interesting note in "Microbytes" about an not well known company Amiga
Corporation that soon unveils a new computer. I searched for other sources
and found <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga_Corporation#History>,
| BYTE had reported in April 1984 that Amiga "is developing a
| 68000-based home computer with a custom graphics processor. With 128K
| bytes of RAM and a floppy-disk drive, the computer will reportedly
| sell for less than $1000 late this year".
128K, haha. The 256K it eventually came with were already painful to
You know you are a redneck if
you consider a six-pack and a bug-zapper high-quality entertainment.