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DiscreetFX 
When the Amiga launched in 1985 it had some stiff B&W Competition!
Posted on 23-Apr-2021 13:10:49
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Be still your Black & White heart. I wasn’t convinced and got an A500 back then instead. I still ran this Mac no problem when I inserted a Mac emulation floppy disk.

https://youtu.be/VJI88QIW7H4

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Re: When the Amiga launched in 1985 it had some stiff B&W Competition!
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@DiscreetFX

The Mac and even the Atari ST had great high resolution B&W screenmodes for Desktop Publishing. The Amiga had nothing comparable with OCS machines and even AGA machines suffered flickering screens on TVs and cheap monitors without hacks like MagicWB!

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Re: When the Amiga launched in 1985 it had some stiff B&W Competition!
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@BigD

SM124 (ST monochrome monitor) has so sharp and good display in comparison to my A500 (A1085S monitor), even some games (eg. Ishar) work with it.

A2024 monitor allows to display 1024x800 resolution in 4 colours, that was in 1988 I think.

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hacks like MagicWB


MagicTV.

Tried on my A1200 with the above mentioned A1085S monitor, but doesn´t help much. Euro72 on my 19" TFT looks much better.

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@BigD

Quote:

BigD wrote:
@DiscreetFX

The Mac and even the Atari ST had great high resolution B&W screenmodes for Desktop Publishing. The Amiga had nothing comparable with OCS machines and even AGA machines suffered flickering screens on TVs and cheap monitors without hacks like MagicWB!

For 1990, Amiga 3000 has a built-in flicker fixer for its ECS.

AGA has high-resolution productivity modes which require multi-sync monitors that support 15 kHz and 31 khz.

My Dad bought me an Amiga 3000 at 25 Mhz with KS 2.0x ROM variant in early 1992 and I have connected my Dad's IBM 386 PC's VGA monitor to the Amiga 3000.

Prior to the 1990's A3000 release, high-resolution productivity mode is served by the A2024 solution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwxmgTPcRGM

Last edited by Hammer on 24-Apr-2021 at 02:40 PM.

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