calimero wrote:From Zarchos link (http://www.obsolete-tears.com/anecdotes ... er-67.html) Google translated:Thierry about a discussion between Duval (Mr. en dev atari), Thierry and Rudolph ... to end the show Microphone & Co of 92 (or 91);
He spoke especially us a detail that I thought hype at the time and that proved true after several overlapping: the first version of sparrow / FX1 were equipped with a chip video much better than the crap which ended on falcon, including a chunk mode 256 colors, it was still too inconsistent with the old modes video and mostly incompatible with the atari habits (plans instead of chunk), so it was replaced with a super 8 mode unusable plans.
Notice we fared well, one could also have a true color fashion
16 shots! He also talked about the microbox which was to be full 32bit finally he talked about so much good stuff ... to sort
so there was once a 8bit chunk mode, no wonder than there are trace of it in TOS!
Unbelievable! They had an 8-bit chunky mode and replaced it with an 8-bit planar mode?