Steven Seagal's Atari ST Web Site
"Hard to Equate"
Welcome to the most kick-ass of all websites dedicated to the Atari ST.
The Atari ST was one of the first 16/32 computers available at a reasonable price. It was made of cheap off-the-shelf components, sometimes outdated, hastily patched together, because Commodore had just stolen the Amiga from Atari. Considering the way it was designed, it did fairly well against the Amiga. The machine had many downsides, yet some fantastic programs (apps, games, demos) were made for it. The most was drawn from each of its chips, which became almost legendary: the video shifter, the Yamaha sound chip, later the blitter... the Atari magic!
It also featured a very good flicker-free monochrome display, which for professional use was more important than fancy Amiga high resolutions. It wouldn't have taken so much to be a serious competitor to the Mac and the PC. Maybe Atari didn't tackle the right market. Anyway it's done, and now we have thousands of great games not to mention the demos.
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