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Amiga

Type: Computer
Publisher: Commodore
Firstly released in: United States
First release: 1985
Release and compatibility details: All popular Amiga computers - OCS chipped A1000, A500, A2000 and A3000, and AGA-chipped A1200, A4000

Success and unsuccess:

Most popular years: 1989-1992
Most popular countries: Almost whole Europe, especially UK, Germany, France.
Amount of games in database: 4240 (list)
Amount of music records in database: 1454 (list)
Amount of downloadable MOD tunes: 834 (list)
Amount of downloadable MIDI tunes: 20 (list)
Importance on the market in the most popular years: Very high

Characteristics:

First Amiga was A1000, researched from 1982-1985 by Jay Miner (worked on Atari VCS systems before), Dave Morse (Tonka Toys) and RJ Mical.

Amiga OCS (A1000, A500, A2000, A3000):

Resolution: 320x200, 320x512, 640x256, 640x512
Colors: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 colors, HAM (special) mode - 4096 colors
Memory: 0.5Mb CHIP (A1000 has 256kb)
CPU: Motorola 68000, 7.15 MHz
Graphics chip: Agnus
Sound chip: Paula
Sound: 4 voices stereo, 8-bit sampling
OS: Kickstart 1.2 - 1.3 (A1000 has Kickstart 1.0-1.2)


Amiga AGA (A1200, A4000, CD32)
Enhanced Amigas released in 1992, with new AGA graphic chipset (256 colors, 256000 colors in HAM8 mode), 2MB chip RAM. CD32 is game console (it's described in special section) released in 1994.

Resolution: 320 x 256 x 256 colors, 640 x 512 x 256 colors, 24 bit palette
Memory: 2Mb CHIP
CPU: 680EC020 (A4000 has 68EC040)
Sound chip: Paula
Sound: 4 voices stereo, 8-bit sampling
OS: Kickstart 3.0-3.1

All Amigas use 3.5'' floppy disk formatted to cca 800 KB.

More information on all Amigas at http://www.old-computers.com/museum/name.asp?st=1&l=A

Games and music info:

Most common media for storing games: Floppy Disk
Average packed game size: 1 MB (mostly 1 or 2 floppy disks with capacity of one of 800kB)
Music formats: MOD / XM / S3M / IT, Amiga Exotic

Emulation info:

Emulators are in good state now, though they are not 100% yet.

WinUAE Mostly used emulator, though rather slow.
Fellow Very fast emulator, also runs some games which WinUAE doesn't and is great for slower computers too.

This emulation info was written on 13.December 2002. (This time is very important, because emulation info very depends on the time it was written - emulators can improve a lot after this time..).

Record created/updated: 10. March 2011.
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