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Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2004, 12:13:15 PM »
I think the Amiga version of Monkey Island 1 is the best, simply because of the music! The 256 color pc-version ain't that much better looking either.

And in what ways was Civilization better on the PC ?? I thought they were identical?
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Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2004, 12:15:32 PM »
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Speelgoedmannetje wrote:
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T_Bone wrote:
Unreal.

The PC version was a graphically beautifull 3d shooter, stunning graphics, etc.

The Amiga version was something else completely!

(Yes, I cheated, completely different game :lol:)

oh man, that was the first time after the Amiga that I was impressed again. With my newly acquired pentium 2 + 3dfx, it was hallucinatory.
I expect the next Amiga to be that kind of impressive.


Heh, when I first got the game, right when it first appeared, I had a pentium 166mmx, 16mb of ram, and an ATI 3d something or other (2mb video ram). Man did that suck!!

Took years before systems could catch up to that game! But it was cool as hell looking at the graphics even though it was slower than a play-by-mail game.
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Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2004, 12:18:38 PM »
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T_Bone wrote:
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Speelgoedmannetje wrote:
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T_Bone wrote:
Unreal.

The PC version was a graphically beautifull 3d shooter, stunning graphics, etc.

The Amiga version was something else completely!

(Yes, I cheated, completely different game :lol:)

oh man, that was the first time after the Amiga that I was impressed again. With my newly acquired pentium 2 + 3dfx, it was hallucinatory.
I expect the next Amiga to be that kind of impressive.


Heh, when I first got the game, right when it first appeared, I had a pentium 166mmx, 16mb of ram, and an ATI 3d something or other (2mb video ram). Man did that suck!!

Took years before systems could catch up to that game! But it was cool as hell looking at the graphics even though it was slower than a play-by-mail game.
hm, I got Unreal when I already had my p2+3dfx for a while.
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Offline StevenJGore

Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2004, 12:24:25 PM »
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Just about any game after 1993...

True, unfortunately. Even before then, the PC version of games such as Syndicate were better (256 colours and animated menus).

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Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2004, 01:15:00 PM »
256 colors is one thing, take also in account how much you had to pay for the system to display those 256 colors.
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Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2004, 03:35:08 PM »
"Elite 2 - Frontier"

Texture mapping.
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Offline billchase

Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2004, 04:29:22 PM »
Civilization AGA was certainly closer to its PC
counterpart.  It has been so long I don't remember
for sure.

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Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2004, 05:24:42 PM »
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Monkey Island games


The PC version's only saving grace was that it came on CD rather than 4 or 11 disks (it might have come on 4 or 11 disks initially though).

Otherwise the graphics suck, they're horribly blocky (good ol' VGA), and the usual rigmarole of getting DOS sound support ensues unless you happen to like the PC speaker :-)

UFO Enemy Unknown sucked on the Amiga.  Memory leaks, lack of colours, and it really wasn't meant to run on stock Amigas... the music is quite nice though :-)  Admittedly I play the AGA Amiga version under emulation because I can't play the PC version for two reasons:  One, Windows 2000, and two, even if you run it in DOS, on a 1.5GHz processor it goes a little too fast :-)

Offline Holley

Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2004, 09:54:42 PM »
Grand Prix had textured track on the PC, but not the Amiga too.  That was the only difference that I could tell.
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Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2004, 10:25:54 PM »
on a 1.5GHz processor it goes a little too fast [/i] :-)

Try it on a 2.8 Ghz P4....

How about Settlers ? The GFX on the PC weren't just more colorful, it also had better detail and little extra's.. Like a roof patched with a bit of wood.. Gameplay on the Amy was better tho.. IIRC that is..
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Offline nomore

Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2004, 10:46:38 PM »
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Darrin wrote:
"Elite 2 - Frontier"

Texture mapping.


Yeah, the ships looked like they were covered in carpet.
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Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2004, 11:20:38 AM »
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unless you happen to like the PC speaker :-)
I grew up with it,
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PURPLE! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGH my eyes.. MY EYES!!!
SQUEEK SCRATCH! DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRGH my ears.. MY EARS!!!!


but, what indeed what Blobrana said in another thread:
what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Well, insanity can beseen as a strong propriety I think :-)
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Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2004, 12:10:19 PM »
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what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.


WARNING: Not necessarily true!

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Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2004, 01:39:18 PM »
...as long as it's ACME branded that is.....

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Re: Games that were better on PC than on Amiga :-o
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2004, 01:49:30 PM »
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odin wrote:
...as long as it's ACME branded that is.....

Even then I'd doubt it would make you stronger.