The real reason you got that machine (or emulator), right? Classic and new Amiga games talked about here. Have you seen the Games Library?
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oldbull

by oldbull posted Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:28 pm

Since my 1084 is having an issue (posted in hardware forum) I'm using my television with composite video. All games were purchased back-in-the-day at US retail stores. Workbench shows in proper colors. Here's what I have so far:

Test Drive 2: The Duel (plays in color)
Marble Madness (plays in color)
Ivan Stewart's Super Offroad (plays in color)
EPYX 4*4 Offroad Racing (plays in color)
The Killing Gameshow DEMO from Amiga+ Magazine Dec/Jan 1990 (plays in color)

LLamatron SHAREWARE (plays in black and white)
NITRO (plays in Black & white)
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femuruy

by femuruy posted Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:11 am

those in B&W are PAL?
Looking forward to get any of the AGA Amigas!
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oldbull

by oldbull posted Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:59 am

Every single game is North American NTSC. If I hooked up the 1080 monitor via RGB (which needs adjustment) the affected games play in color.
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oldbull

by oldbull posted Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:32 am

Closeup of the Nitro disc.
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Zippy Zapp
CA, USA

by Zippy Zapp posted Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:19 am

oldbull wrote:Every single game is North American NTSC. If I hooked up the 1080 monitor via RGB (which needs adjustment) the affected games play in color.


PAL games in RGB will still play in color but the 1084 will flicker and you may not see the whole screen. That is if you play it in PAL mode. You have an NTSC Amiga so I would try a different monitor for composite and see if that changes anything. Also try a different cable. I know that sounds basic but some cheaper cables I have seen give problems.
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oldbull

by oldbull posted Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:52 pm

I apologize if my tone does not come across as intended, but here is a point-by-point response.

NONE of my games are PAL.
There is no flickering on the 1084.
I am seeing the entire image on the 1084.
I did try a different monitor for composite. I used my television.

I do see the entire image on my TV.
I posted a picture of the Nitro floppy. It says NTSC right on the disc.
That game plays in B&W over composite.
That same composite cable plays most other games in color just fine.
If it were a cable problem all games would be affected.

My suspicion is the game companies deliberately programmed the software to do this because they did not want people recording the game onto VCR.
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McTrinsic

by McTrinsic posted Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:09 am

In any case this is a really interesting find.

Mind to post that over at EAB ?

They may the technical gurus to solve that.
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rpiguy9907

by rpiguy9907 posted Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:57 pm

What model Amiga?

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