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Submitted by Extreme_Coolcat 632d ago | video

Battlefield 4 on Amiga 500 - Simulation

How does it look like if you take Battlefield 4 and strap the specs down so that you can meet Amiga 500 requirements like 640 x 256 pixels, 16 colors, 12 frames per second? A recently released video tries to show the outcome (Battlefield 4, PC, Retro)

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sigfredod  +   632d ago
LOL, if something like this was launched back then, the amiga would have been the most sucessful console ever
KonsoruMasuta  +   632d ago
Compared to other games out at the time, games for the Amiga miles ahead in visuals.

On another note, this video kind of makes this games look like a movie. Characters look like real people.
RevXM  +   632d ago
No it wouldn't because the amiga wasn't a console lol.
they were non x86 computers with a pretty awesome OS and some if not all had some sort of special analog audio component.
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Ju  +   632d ago
CD32 says Hi! (Given, it was a gen after the 500)
Mister_Dawg  +   632d ago
What analogue audio component do you speak of?
I had the Amiga500 Batman pack, and it was always playing sound straight from the tv. I don't remember any special audio.
Are you confusing it with the Atari ST, which was a firm favourite with musicians of the time?

Ah yeah @Ju, the CD32 was pure balls man. It was a shit cousin to the swansong A1200. I almost bought the A1200, but then went for a brand new Aiwa hifi setup. Think I made the right choice at the time. Commodore went tits up the following year.
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RevXM  +   631d ago
@Mister_Dawg
The Amiga's had a powerful software driven Audio converter chip. DAC of sorts, the sound resolutions and amount of channels alone were impressive, better than most. The whole amiga system was so well thought out and so advanced that it just is a shame that they died out, they were and Im sure could have been something special today.

I have an A1200 up on my shelf, dont think it is compatible with any of my monitors today, but I recently turned it on and with all the glorious lights and sounds I remember from my childhood as the floppy drive station tries to read, and so on. Just cant let it go, one day Ill have a screen that it will work with.

Funny how my brother never invested in a HDD for that thing, not as far as I remember at least.
Did swap a lot of discs back then when playing, Lemmings, syndicate, Simon the sorcerer, superfrog and Monkey island. Oh and that Jurassic park game was terrifying as hell, Ive must have been like 3-4 years old when I played it the first time.
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Thegamer41  +   632d ago
Looks a little better than the Xbox One version, this must be 900p+.
Im kiding, just had to be said xD
sigfredod  +   632d ago
lol
mistertwoturbo  +   632d ago
Finally some Xbox One footage
3-4-5  +   632d ago
Perfect example as to why art style matters more than realistic graphics.
mixelon  +   632d ago
Woah! Screw the next gen, im just going to get out the old A1200!

Seriously this is the most random thing i've seen in ages. The Amiga stuggled with fps sadly.. Probably a pretty big factor in its gaming demise.

Alien Breed 3D (the first one) was anazing though. I wish someone would do an hd remake of that.
mcstorm  +   632d ago
I miss the Amiga days had a 500 and then a 1200 after that. The power of these PC's back then was amazing and games like super stardust still look amazing today. I still have the Amiga CD32 at home and comes out every now and again when my dad comes round for some retro fun.
Mister_Dawg  +   632d ago
My best gaming memories are of the Amiga 500.
First game I played on mine, christmas day in the eighties, was New Zealand Story. It looked unbelievable at the time.
Those days are long gone unfortunately, replaced by constant bitching about resolution and frame rates.
mcstorm  +   632d ago
I agree I find it kind of funny the way the gaming world has turned onto a but mine is better than yours ect.

Gaming for me is all about fun and an enjoyable game bests the best sell and best looking game hands down. I have a bunch of games on my Amiga 32 that are just fun to play even 20 plus years on from when they were released. Super stardust, sensible soccer, micro machines, super skid marks 2, the chaos engine are just a few of the timeless classics the console had.
Mister_Dawg  +   632d ago
Wish I hadn't sold my A500 all those years ago.
Emulating it on the pc, just doesn't feel the same.
mcstorm  +   632d ago
Defoe not the same but have a look on eBay for a 1200 or cd32 they both have 500 as well as the 32bit games and you can grab them at a low price. I still wonder what gaming would of been like if they had not gone bust as the cd32 was way a head of its time in what it could do.
evilsooty  +   632d ago
The Work Bench screen brings back memories :)

The Amiga 500 got me into gaming with Worms, Civilization and Settlers 20 years ago. It's crazy that I'm still playing Civ and the Settlers now! Not Worms anyway as Team 17 went to shit since the creator of Worms left.
Mister_Dawg  +   632d ago
Shadow of the Beast.

That was the graphical biatch of the time.
Awesome tunes too.
FlyingFoxy  +   632d ago
That would've been impressive technically, if it happened.. but then again, that would seriously hurt your eyes.
Tzuno  +   632d ago
wow just wow imagine that a Pentium 3 could play this 10X better :)
windblowsagain  +   632d ago
OMFG that looks better then xbox one footage. is it higher rez too?/s
Coach_McGuirk  +   632d ago
looks like those old full motion videos on sega cd
ATiElite  +   632d ago
SO they compressed a pre-recorded video down to run at AMiga 500 specs.

The Amiga 500 would Literally CHOKE to death and explode trying to do the cloth physics or Lighting or shadows or any other simple thing the Frostbite 3 engine does.
Animal Mutha 76  +   632d ago
I still own a CD32 + SX1 module with 8mb fast ram and 80mb hdd :)))

And a mint A500+ cartoon classics pack :)))

Amiga Forever.
TheObserver  +   632d ago
If you sit farther back, you wont be able to tell the difference. Wow.

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