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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:03pm 09/08/16 | 3 Comments
With over 1,000 Amiga titles ready to play from within your browser. Games like Super Monaco GP, Double Dragon, and many more. So many in fact that we've spent the last 30 minutes or so just firing them up, getting all misty eyed at the 16-bit visuals, and then moving onto the next game.

For those that recall, when it came to PC gaming during the latter half of the 1980s it was all about IBM and Amiga. With Amiga edging out IBM when it came to crisp VGA visuals and pure MIDI-fied digital sound. As 1990 rolled around the standard IBM PC was clearly inferior to an Amiga when it cames to what games could look like. And even with the advent of the Sega Mega Drive and Super Nintendo in the home console market, games on Amiga machines were still noticeably better looking. So it's a shame then that the company couldn't find the same sort of success when the internet rolled around.

But anyway, the fine folks over at Archive.org have curated and collected just about every piece of Amiga software ever released. All emulated within the comfort of your very own browser.



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SwissCM
Posted 08:42pm 09/8/16
By 1990, the writing was on the wall for Amiga. From that point the IBM-Compatible PC space was making huge strides while Commodore were doing absolutely nothing useful with their platform, mostly because the 68000 CPU was a bit of a dead end. The video chipset got upgrades but as neat as the AGA was, it was too esoteric and weird. From 1992 onwards, most PC games were available on both Amiga and DOS with the DOS version usually being superior (with a few exceptions). Also anything CPU and RAM intensive, such as Doom, was simply not possible on Amigas of the day.

Anyway, it was PC that had VGA and midi. Amiga had it's own rather limited video chipset that was capable of cool tricks and was ahead of its time, but by the early 90s was really showing it's age. Audio wise Amiga used sampling instead of the midi/FM that PC sound cards used which often sounded better, but by the early 90s developers had figured out how to do that in software, or using a Gravis Ultrasound.

Still, if there was a late 80s PC game that anyone remembers for DOS, chances are there is a superior Amiga version. It's fun checking that stuff out.

KostaAndreadis
Posted 11:48am 11/8/16
Awesome, thanks for the clarification Swiss
Flameforge
Posted 12:30pm 13/8/16
Ah what a shame: "After a beta-testing period, the emulated Amiga programs at the Archive have been taken down for further development."

I was looking forward to browsing.
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