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Lurker

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Pretty cool! They seemed to dwell more on the console style games though.

I guess the development of PC games would be another whole study, with the PC vs. Commodore C64/Amiga platform wars (CGA/EGA/VGA vs. simple RGB co-ax video).

It wasn't until the 386 DX2's or even 486's that I felt that PC games were better than my Amiga games.
 

docta seuss

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Lurker said:
Pretty cool! They seemed to dwell more on the console style games though.

I guess the development of PC games would be another whole study, with the PC vs. Commodore C64/Amiga platform wars (CGA/EGA/VGA vs. simple RGB co-ax video).

It wasn't until the 386 DX2's or even 486's that I felt that PC games were better than my Amiga games.
i was running civ 1 on a 286.. and the LucasArts flight sim Battle of Britain. those were the first two pc games that i would classify as great. oh, and police quest of course.
 
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Lurker

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docta seuss said:
i was running civ 1 on a 286.. and the LucasArts flight sim Battle of Britain. those were the first two pc games that i would classify as great. oh, and police quest of course.
You could run Civ 1 and the <insert>Quest games easy enough on a 286. I had Battle of Britain for the Amiga and it was night & day compared to the same game on my friend's 286. I was always jealous of some of the games that I couldn't get for the Amiga though.

The biggest difference that pc's overcame was their ability to play flight-sim stuff smoothly. Battle of Brittain, Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, the Wing Commander series didn't really start getting playable until you had a 386dx with some extra ram (16 meg!!!)
 
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