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Commodore Amiga

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The Commodore Amiga is a family of home computers that were produced by Commodore International in the 1980s and 1990s. The original Amiga, the Amiga 1000, was first released in 1985 and was considered a revolutionary computer for its time, with advanced graphics and sound capabilities. The Amiga was based on the Motorola 68000 microprocessor and had up to 2MB of RAM. It featured a custom chipset, the "Original Chip Set" (OCS) that provided advanced graphics and sound capabilities, including support for up to 4096 colors on screen and 4-channel stereo sound. It had a built-in operating system, AmigaOS, which was designed to be multitasking, allowing multiple programs to run simultaneously. It was popular among gamers and multimedia professionals due to its advanced graphics and sound capabilities, and it was also used in the video production, music, and animation industries. The Amiga line was produced in several models and iterations over the years, including the Amiga 500, Amiga 2000, Amiga 3000 and Amiga 4000. The last Amiga model, the Amiga 1200, was released in 1992 and production of the Amiga line was discontinued in 1996. Amiga had a strong following and a dedicated community, even though the company went bankrupt in 1994 and the Amiga was no longer produced. The Amiga scene is still alive, with many enthusiasts using and developing for the platform, and new software, hardware and games are being developed for the Amiga. The Amiga platform is considered to be one of the classic home computers and its legacy is still celebrated and remembered by many enthusiasts today. The Commodore Amiga was known for its advanced graphics and sound capabilities, and as a result, it was a popular platform for video games. Some of the most popular and well-known games for the Amiga include: "Lemmings" - A puzzle-strategy game where players must guide a group of lemmings to safety by giving them different tasks such as digging, building, and climbing. "Shadow of the Beast" - A side-scrolling action game with advanced graphics and animation, featuring a detailed fantasy world and challenging gameplay. "Pirates!" - A strategy game where players take on the role of a pirate captain, building a crew and sailing the seas in search of treasure and adventure. "Elite" - A space trading and combat game, considered a classic and one of the most influential games in the genre. "The Settlers" - A real-time strategy game where players must build and manage a settlement, gathering resources and defending against enemies. "Bubble Bobble" - A classic arcade game where players control a dragon and must blow bubbles to trap and defeat enemies. "Another World" - A cinematic platformer game with advanced graphics and animation, featuring an engaging story and challenging gameplay. "Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe" - A violent futuristic sports game, in which players take part in a violent version of handball, in a variety of arenas. These are just a few examples of the many games that were available for the Amiga. It was a popular platform for games and many developers created games for the Amiga, which were well received by the community.