I have a lovely new A1000 that is in perfect condition, and while waiting on my new Classic 520 accelerator for it, I have been experimenting with what can be done with 512KB of CHIP RAM. Not much, really... I have had 1 MB since 1988 in my A500 and I am used to 64 - 100 MB in most of my Amiga's. Here is what I found to still be useful:
1. DPaint III - it works splendid in 320x200 16 colors , but starts to choke at 32 colors. 640 x 200 in 4 colors is fine, but 8 and 16 really only work if I disconnect my floppy. (That saves a ton of RAM - Like 40 KB!)
2. Fantavision works great! I can even load and play back animations that are quite long. I am amazed it works so well in 512 KB.
3. Zoom, Blasteroids and a few other games boot OK with 512K.
4. Photon Paint works like a champ in 320x200. Overscan and Interlace not so much.
I have an A4000 3 feet from my A1000 that can run anything, but it has been fun trying old programs to see if I can use them. I can't get Prowrite 2.5 to launch, or if it does, it runs out of RAM super quick and loses menus...
What programs have you used in 512KB that are worth checking out?
(Currently using Amiga OS 1.34, but could use 1.2 if that saves me a few Kilobytes)