Posts Tagged ‘ amiga ’

Dungeons & Dragons RPG, Pen & Paper, Amiga licensees

First off all a list of various D&D series titles released for the Commodore Amiga. Source for Amiga ratings is mobygames  user rating. 5 is highest. If no rating supplied on the page, I calculated them from magazine reviews or estimated by taking matching average of other systems.

After that a little background of the naming conventions, history and real Pen & Paper RPG startup.

SSI Dragonlance games

The DragonLance series published 1984 is the first D&D brand given to computer RPGs. The world Krynn consists of several continents, the main location is Ansalon. The story here is about war between good, evil and neutral powers. The Heroes of the Lance are the protagonists of the chronicles of DragonLance series. They have a major influence on the World of Krynn esp. to Ansalon. Continue reading

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Amiga color, palette and image formats

As for a new project i have in mind, a text adventure with graphics like the magnetic scrolls series, I’m thinking about the image and color/palette formats the various amiga models use and handle.

The Amiga “Denise” chip is responsible for the graphical capabilities of the OCS/ECS amigas. That is the MOS 8362 “Denise” for OCS or MOS 8370 “Hires/ECS Denise” for ECS.

Amiga “Agnus” chip is responible for controlling the ChipRAM, DMA, resource management, video signals, copper and blitter.
See an “Agnus” table of various versions here.

For the 1992 upcoming AGA chipset both chips got renamed:

“Denise” => “Lisa”
“Agnus” => “Alice”

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