On Thu, 21 Dec 2000, Carlsson, Anders wrote: > The Oric (according to Jonathan Bristow, Twilighte) uses AY-3-8912. > It has, like VIC-I, three square waves + noise, but each channel has > 10 octaves (14 bit) compared to VIC's 4.5 (7 bits, overlapping). > Each chananel has its own volume control or can be handled by an > envelope generator with eight patterns. As my main area is music, > I believe I can see a clear advantage here. Oh yes, I forgot about the sound chip. But I think that everything else in the Oric hardware is inferior to the VIC-20. > I really thought the ULA in Oric had hardware sprites, but it seems > not. But maybe the difference in graphics capacities isn't there, > it's just different way to address the graphics. Imagine if the VIC-I didn't have any I/O registers in the $9000-$900f range, and the only way to affect the video output would be by writing to a fixed RAM area. That would be roughly equivalent to the situation in the Oric-1. Marko - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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