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Mulle
05-15-2010, 08:04 PM
Amiga sam440 with the amiga os 4.1 is released, and i havent got my hands on a system yet. I was once a huge fan of commondore amiga in the early 90th and the feel of wanting a new amiga is getting onto me. Not to mention that every modern os today is based on the amiga workbench. I love to see amiga back on the market but there may be a long way to go until the os could be of some practical use. (like a workstation) Im dreaming of Lightwave v9 on that hardware and os rather then on my PC, would just be awesome and probably run smoother too.

Im curious of what you may think about this. Lightwave v9.6 on Amiga OS4.1 if it were possible?

Snosrap
05-15-2010, 08:59 PM
You're kidding, right? :D

Shabazzy
05-15-2010, 09:03 PM
Well, there's no technical reason why LW couldn't be written to work with Amiga OS4.1. But I think unless the new AmigaOne X1000 really takes off, it wouldn't really make much sense to do it.

On the subject of the X1000, it looks like a very exciting piece of kit. It's trying to bring back the golden era of computing by making it accessible the hardware hackers of old. In those days, your computer was open for you to add anything to it and customise it in any number of ways. This ability gave birth to a whole industry of hardware and software manufacturers (most of whom were based in their garages).

Those were great, fun days. It really was an age of discovery for a lot of people. And now with the X1000's Xena chip, you could effectively configure the AmigaONE to be just about anything you like. It's a totally customisable chip.

I think if NewTek were to get their hands on one, the tech boys could come up with a product that could blow out the competition, easy.

I really hope the X1000 takes off. It's a great idea.

Check it out.

http://www.a-eon.com/

COBRASoft
05-16-2010, 05:20 AM
I like the idea of the Xena chip too. Imagine running CORE on that computer :D.

I have a huge nostalgy moment now...

stone
05-16-2010, 06:59 AM
being easily portable, using qt and so on is definitely an advantage - still, newtek would need to make a powerpc version and a lot of groundwork for a port. also amigaos would need full opengl which it doesnt have at the moment.

even if they did that, there wouldnt be much of a market. i wouldnt expect more than maybe 100 licenses sold, which wouldnt ever pay back the effort - not to mention the time it would take, would have to be taken from other development areas.

realistic speaking, i doubt it will happen - it would need to be a nod of appreciation from newtek to amiga for the heritage, maybe a marketing stunt to get people talking about core.

though i dont think it will, i would love to see it happening - depending on exactly how easy the port would be, maybe working with hyperion or discreetfx for doing it would make sense.

/stone

Nemoid
05-16-2010, 09:53 AM
It think this depends from market share. How much is Amiga diffused now ? They are going to do their machines like AmigaONE, but for now its early to say if they will have huge success. Amiga was a great machine btw it would be great if it comes back, but i see Apple as a HUGE enemy to fight.

Shabazzy
05-16-2010, 10:51 AM
being easily portable, using qt and so on is definitely an advantage - still, newtek would need to make a powerpc version and a lot of groundwork for a port. also amigaos would need full opengl which it doesnt have at the moment.

even if they did that, there wouldnt be much of a market. i wouldnt expect more than maybe 100 licenses sold, which wouldnt ever pay back the effort - not to mention the time it would take, would have to be taken from other development areas.

realistic speaking, i doubt it will happen - it would need to be a nod of appreciation from newtek to amiga for the heritage, maybe a marketing stunt to get people talking about core.

though i dont think it will, i would love to see it happening - depending on exactly how easy the port would be, maybe working with hyperion or discreetfx for doing it would make sense.

/stone

I think if NT approached the AmigaONE as just another OS platform to port their software to, then yes, they're unlikely to have much in the way of sales. However, if they see the X1000 as a technology to produce they're own specialised products that they can customise to use with their own hardware without being constrained by 'middle men' like the Windows/Mac OS's and third party manufacturer hardware with their expensive licences and conflicts, then I really think they would be able to produce a new product that really made the industry go WTF! This is a game changer!

Just like the VideoToaster did when it came out on the Amiga.

The advantages of the X1000 are clear.

Amiga OS is a whole load lighter than Windows or Mac OS.
Amiga OS is a whole load faster than Windows or Mac OS.
Amiga OS is as, if not more, powerful than Windows or Mac OS.
Amiga OS is a lot more stable than Windows.
A customisable Xena chip to build whatever type of tech you like.
A speedy and robust OS to deliver the experience your customers will expect.
No conflicts with third party manufacturer hardware/software.

In a nutshell, the X1000 is essentially saying:
"Take our tech, make what you like with it, and deliver"

That's pretty empowering.

danielkaiser
05-16-2010, 04:25 PM
Some times you just have to let go.

COBRASoft
05-16-2010, 04:37 PM
And sometimes you have to step 'back' to be able to move further forward :D.

stone
05-17-2010, 01:12 AM
Some times you just have to let go.
why would you ever "let go" of anything only to settle for something worse?

Mulle
05-17-2010, 06:55 AM
I just in the last moment got information about the X1000 here and it turned out to be an intressting summer. Will save for the new machine instead of sam440 and if it turns out to be anything alike the old amiga was then I sure hope and wish amiga could retake some loss of the battlefield in marketing. Its no joke, I really do wish a comeback for amiga and to be able of working with my 3d apps on that system. Right now it may seem impossible but how knows about the future. Thanks by the way for not turning this thread into a flamable forum war against diffrent systems, at my school were using Maya and I am the Lighwave fan dude how's into Amiga's. ;P

mav3rick
05-17-2010, 07:13 AM
omg :foreheads