Silly_Pony wrote:Steven Seagal wrote:I'm reading an old mag. They basically say that the 1040ST was usable as a pro machine thanks to the stable monitor (colours don't count), and the Amiga was a toy because its impressive high resolutions ruined your eyes with flicker after 3 minutes. What's the point? The Amiga was usable only in low-rez, as a game machine.
I wonder if Atari didn't go the wrong way with its STE as a mini-Amiga game machine. They should have played on their pro strengths and compete with Mac/PC instead of trying to compete with a toy.
Both the Atari and the Amiga had high res monochrome monitors. The Amiga's actually goes up to 1024x1024, 4 shades of gray. I'm not sure if this was interlaced or not, but if it was, that still gives you 1024x512. Fiddle with overscan, suddenly TT HIGH isn't looking so spectacular anymore.
4 grey shades is NOT monochrome. Your the only one that mentions the TT, which can do 1280x960 in mono.
Silly_Pony wrote:No, before you ask, this doesn't require ECS. Any amiga can do it.
No body is asking because no body cares.
Silly_Pony wrote:It's also worth pointing out that the Amiga's gui was designed entirely around tall pixels. You didn't get the fun house mirror effect ST med res gives you.
Why is it worth pointing out? The Amiga's GUI and the ST's mono mode have nothing to do with the ST's medium mode.
Silly_Pony wrote:The default resolution (640x256) was higher than an ST in mid res, wasn't all stretched out and weird looking, didn't have a big border on it, and overscan could be adjusted to give you 724x281 of screen space. That, and unlike the Atari, it wasn't limited to 4 colours in this mode.
Then once you're on an ECS machine you can go ahead and use the square pixel, non interlaced modes. The nice thing about ECS is that it's a plug in upgrade for A500/2000 and has been hacked into 1000s before. You can't boost your launch era 520ST to an E no matter what.
Again, what does this have to do with the topic?
You've been here a week and I already think you are an Amiga troll in disguise. No one has disputed anything about the Amiga's abilities other than it possibly doesn't have a dedicated high res mono mode @ 70hz.