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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #40 on: 10:55, 13 January 17 »
Have you seen the FLI, IFLI, ... modes that the C64 had for years? Because, they are quite similar.


http://www.studiostyle.sk/dmagic/gallery/gfxmodes.htm

Yes it looks nice, but you do get the full effect due to the limited C64 palette

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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #41 on: 17:38, 13 January 17 »
Yes it looks nice, but you do get the full effect due to the limited C64 palette
C+4 has 121 colors and more advanced FLI modes than C64.

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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #42 on: 19:25, 13 January 17 »
C+4 has 121 colors and more advanced FLI modes than C64.

Do anyone know how the CPC 464 got it's number?  What is its connection with the plus/4?
 
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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #43 on: 20:00, 13 January 17 »

C+4 has 121 colors and more advanced FLI modes than C64.
121 colors is a bit of a lie though, it's actually 8 luminance values for 15 different colour (plus black). Like the 8-bit Atari's, the value of this is somewhat questionable and you get a much worse range of colour choice than, for example, the 128 colours on the Sam Coupe.
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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #44 on: 20:06, 13 January 17 »
121 colors is a bit of a lie though, it's actually 16 luminance values for 15 different colour (plus black). Like the 8-bit Atari's, the value of this is somewhat questionable and you get a much worse range of colour choice than, for example, the 128 colours on the Sam Coupe.

If the 16 colours is based on the C64s palette, it should be excellent for skin colours and stones

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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #45 on: 21:23, 13 January 17 »
If the 16 colours is based on the C64s palette, it should be excellent for skin colours and stones
Did you miss the link above?
http://plus4world.powweb.com/software/VDC_Challenge
I can also point to my old demo -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4sWBcjr--k.

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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #46 on: 21:37, 13 January 17 »
Reminds me of MCGA. Thumbs up! :)

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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #47 on: 09:14, 14 January 17 »
Thanks. :) I may also point to another demo, it should impress everybody. It uses a simple mod.  However the sound is not fair, it is external. :( IMHO it maybe 4-bit digital sound which is easy to use with plus4.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cSbjXAFvDg

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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #48 on: 08:59, 15 January 17 »
Do anyone know how the CPC 464 got it's number?  What is its connection with the plus/4?

The plus/4 was codenamed 264 under production, Commodore had another machine under development as well, the 364. Amstrad wanted to be better and the name 464 was born.

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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #49 on: 11:31, 15 January 17 »
The plus/4 was codenamed 264 under production, Commodore had another machine under development as well, the 364. Amstrad wanted to be better and the name 464 was born.


Is that actually true?