PPC, 3Dgfx on scene, with special look on suxxing
It's probably know for somebodies, attitude to amiga hardware and
using of newer hardware divide scene on few thought's flows, which
enter to conflicts and it's ventilated in diskmags usualy.
For instance, core one of conflicts is about if it's good to make
PPC and 3Dgfx accelerated productions or if it's 060 enough or if
it's better more standart AGA demos (uf, even "naked A1200" idea has
followers, but i'm afraid that way is usable only for
AGA-oldskoolers and latentics;)).
It's looking differently for now, but sure there is in beginning
chaos. There were only one mixed compo (yes! PPC and 68K
together...phfffuuulish) on Satellite party (in Szeczin/Poland) and
freaks buying peexleee and they have "low-upgraded" Amiga (fast
ram,030) for perhaps hundred years and they feel that them 030 is
enough for anything. Maybe, it will be finished similar to solve
"ECS x AGA problem", it's time for two independent categories for
68k and so-called high-end productions.
Sure, plenty of AGA demos running on 060 will be better than some
PPC demos and it will be showed at least ;), but why to doom each of
PPC productions, don't it? Clearly, which processor(s) will be used
into next Amiga (or "Amiga"?), and type of proccesor won't be
essential perhaps therefore PPC dawn in fall probably, but it can
serve within more power than 68k series processors for us now, but
how much we able to use its power is other question. Sure, if there
are 68k and PPC demos into only one and the same compo category,
it's simply unfair. That isn't good to blend, even it's mixed
sometimes, as on Satelite party...there it wasn't for lame
organization certainly, but for a few contributions, well it's
brightly clear!! ;)))).
Clear, so it hasn't future within this cpu/compo mixing, respecively
68k production is killed with that behaviour. But is awaiting
similar destiny to once fame OCS/ECS stuffs and compos for so-called
"low-end" production (and I think 030 not only)? ... is it a
sequential dieing? Exactly! But for all is typical and normal and
wholly regular, so it's total natural process... well there will be
68k production per ten years at least by my opinion and it will grow
up to smaller and hopefully greater primes sometimes yet.
It needn't curb for PPC progress by 68k... and mean of "more
standard AGA demos (for pure A1200!) save the Amiga, PPC suxx" even
it sounds as extreme opinion, but it don't only sounds - it's
exactly! There is none rage against old-school stuffs... but
sometimes it's over. PPC suxx is suxx!