Joking aside, such passionate debate as there has been in this thread should be encouraged here, if anything. Thank heavens this place isn't like certain other forums where spirited debate gets confused with argument by the intellectually challenged and where threads are locked as a result. No insults were bandied about, no snide comments were made * and no forum rules were broken. All's good. * apart from me having branded Laird an Atari fanboy but that's just plain fact, not an insult!
Quote from: "Gorf"Not trying to be harsh but we've seen this before and it would have been the same reason Panther failed and part of the reason Jaguar failed.Trouble is people think just because its a console it's automatically competing with Sega and Nintendo, when in fact the CD32 was carving its own market based obviously on the back of the Amiga's success, to say it wouldn't have succeeded is a little short-sighted esp given it didn't get a chance to succeed, and I hate the fact that people tend to think if a console doesn't sell 20 million+ it's deemed a failure....the success of a console from a consumer pov is the amount of decent games a console gets not the sales figures.
Not trying to be harsh but we've seen this before and it would have been the same reason Panther failed and part of the reason Jaguar failed.
This is an old thread but it is interesting. The Panther's technical specifications leaves so many unanswered questions. Why are there only 32 colors per line? If it has 2,000 sprites how big are they, and how many per line?
So it is possible to have 2,000 overlapping BG layers? How is that possible?
2000 BG layers is beyond anything you'd get even in real life. And please don't get me started on why the panther was a waste of time and resources that could have been better spent on getting the Jaguar bug free and a decent tool set.
Here are two videos that talk about the Panther. The first is more of a "what if" video but does discuss the system. The second discusses the console proper and some of its history.https://youtu.be/kxNknap9uPUhttps://youtu.be/_99ZqjlrGJQ
Here is another video looking at the Atari Panther...https://youtu.be/bnB7I5Doge4