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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

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sigfredod1418d ago

LOL, if something like this was launched back then, the amiga would have been the most sucessful console ever

KonsoruMasuta1418d 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.

RevXM1418d ago (Edited 1418d 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.

Ju1418d ago

CD32 says Hi! (Given, it was a gen after the 500)

Mister_Dawg1418d ago (Edited 1418d 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.

RevXM1417d ago (Edited 1417d 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.

Thegamer411418d ago

Looks a little better than the Xbox One version, this must be 900p+.
Im kiding, just had to be said xD

3-4-51418d ago

Perfect example as to why art style matters more than realistic graphics.

mixelon1418d 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.

mcstorm1418d 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_Dawg1418d 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.

mcstorm1418d 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_Dawg1418d ago

Wish I hadn't sold my A500 all those years ago.
Emulating it on the pc, just doesn't feel the same.

mcstorm1418d 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.

evilsooty1418d 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_Dawg1418d ago

Shadow of the Beast.

That was the graphical biatch of the time.
Awesome tunes too.

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