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#26 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:26 PM

Calling all AtariAgers, only 15 days left to back this project. :)



#27 napabar OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:40 PM

Um.....why is the Jaguar not covered?



#28 Marc Oberhäuser OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:23 AM

Um.....why is the Jaguar not covered?

 

Thanks for your comment. It's all about 8-bit machines, the Jaguar is technological a quantum leap away. Also, the book is already 700+ pages, and it would be another 150 pages (+-). I planned to add them to the ST book (if this KS is successful). :/



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Posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:27 AM

 

Thanks for your comment. It's all about 8-bit machines, the Jaguar is technological a quantum leap away. Also, the book is already 700+ pages, and it would be another 150 pages (+-). I planned to add them to the ST book (if this KS is successful). :/

 

 

Fair enough on the length....but the Atari Lynx is 16-bit!


Edited by napabar, Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:28 AM.


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Posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:43 AM

 

 

Fair enough on the length....but the Atari Lynx is 16-bit!

 

The main processor is the WDC 65SC02, an 8-bit chip, the 16-bit chips are co-processors. :)



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Posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:38 PM

Mmm..



#32 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:47 PM

Lines are always blurry.



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Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:34 AM

I backed, too.
The Lynx is clearly 8bit.

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Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:55 AM

New posters as optional add-ons available:

 

https://www.kickstar...5/posts/1961450

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Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:42 AM

I backed, too.
The Lynx is clearly 8bit.

 

 

Clearly, huh?  

 

What other 8-bit Atari has 16-Bit co-processors?  



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Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:49 AM

 

 

Clearly, huh?  

 

What other 8-bit Atari has 16-Bit co-processors?  

Atari 2600.

 

No wait, that ARM is 32-bit. :)



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Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:51 AM

Hehe, I was asking for trouble there. But the CPU is 8 bit. You cant even program Susy at all. What architecture's bit depth is defined by its GPU rather than the CPU's?
I really see no argument for 16 bit.

Edit: but it doesn't matter here, admittedly

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Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:54 AM

Geez, guys, does it really matter how many bits the Lynx, Atari ST, or Jaguar really is? For the purposes of the book, it's up to the author to decide what to include and why, right?



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Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:07 AM

Geez, guys, does it really matter how many bits the Lynx, Atari ST, or Jaguar really is? For the purposes of the book, it's up to the author to decide what to include and why, right?


Agreed, who cares?

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Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:27 AM

I'm just happy it is included in the book :-)

#41 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:29 AM

I am only happy if the book becomes reality.

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Posted Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:58 AM

Will Lynx game Bubble Trouble be included, as it's an official release, and P.I.T.S., this driving school thingy?



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Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:10 AM

Hey, was interested in the printed copy of the book basically, don't particularly care about the add-ons or digital copy.  Notice that the 49 Euro option is the only one not available.  Will that be made available again?



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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:42 AM

Hey, was interested in the printed copy of the book basically, don't particularly care about the add-ons or digital copy.  Notice that the 49 Euro option is the only one not available.  Will that be made available again?


I think he went a little low on the 49 Euro backer limit (100). A lot of people are more willing to jump on board for a 55 dollar book, but may hesitate and move on at the 70 dollar option.

If this doesn't make it, can he throw it back up on Kickstarter with changes? Or is this a one and done thing? Not really sure how Kickstarter works.

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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:46 PM

Backed with some sweet donation monies. ;-)



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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:59 PM

Yesssssss!



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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:15 PM

I backed it several days ago.



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Posted Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:29 AM

Would of loved to have backed this..but cutting right back on Retro book spending for a while.

As for the Lynx..it's 8/16 bit Hybrid technology and the numbers don't matter..this is the author's project so their choice of how it's represented.

Actually glad Jaguar isn't covered given the toxic nature of the format elsewhere online at present.. Just focus on what you already plan to cover and you'll do fine.

I wish you all the very best with this.

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Posted Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:01 AM

I think he went a little low on the 49 Euro backer limit (100). A lot of people are more willing to jump on board for a 55 dollar book, but may hesitate and move on at the 70 dollar option.

If this doesn't make it, can he throw it back up on Kickstarter with changes? Or is this a one and done thing? Not really sure how Kickstarter works.

 

Will post some news later today :)



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Posted Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:04 AM

Hey, was interested in the printed copy of the book basically, don't particularly care about the add-ons or digital copy.  Notice that the 49 Euro option is the only one not available.  Will that be made available again?

 

The EURO 49 Early-Bird was limited to 100 backers. When they were gone, you would to pay the regular price.






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