[Coco] [Color Computer] Re: [CoCo] Atari and Amiga comparison
dano at agora.rdrop.com
Wed Mar 14 15:22:36 EDT 2007
> The sound chip they had in the works for the next ones was amazing but
> it got scrapped when the ST came along. They had axed the engineers
> than designed it and nobody left could make it work. At least that
> seams to be the story.
I don't know the history too well, but I think the 1400XL series were
going to have the Amy (?) sound chip, but Trammel took over Atari and got
rid of all the new computer projects at the time. I honestly don't know
if an upgraded 8-bit would have actually sold well, but it seems like the
design could have used a few improvements over it's 10+ year live span.
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