If the blitter was made available in 1987 for every STF, it would have been litteraly a game changer for the ST. A lot of games would have been optimized for the blitter with a fallback routine for older machines.
Of course the Amiga comparison is not here to say that one computer is better than the other, but only to show that the ST blitter was way underrated during "just" 33 years.
The ST blitter was released in 1987 with the Atari Mega ST and every ST revision since then included a placeholder for the blitter socket. The TOS 1.02 of the STF supports it. But the actual chip was not provided by default in low-end STs until 1989, with the STE.
(picture : STF motherboard)
Last blitter record on Atari STE : 23 sprites of 32x32, 4 bitplanes. At the same 320x200 resolution and with help from the CPU, the Amiga blitter can display 24 sprites.
When pushing the display area to 320x256 (with overscan on STE),the STE should stay at 23, while the Amiga slows down to 22.
However in any case the Amiga can also add two 32x32 hardware sprites.
This was achieved by optimizing the blitter calls and masking on STE.
Ça m'a pris du temps, mais c'est fait.
Animage from 1985 has a feature on US-commissioned Japanese animation, prime example being Thundercats. The phenomenal opening sequence, animated by Masayuki (Macross Plus, Evangelion) used 1500 cels for 70 seconds. Typically, a 21min episode of anime would use 3000.
Dans l'opening de Video Girl Ai (1992), l'animation en 24p a été montée en vidéo NTSC en ajoutant tout un tas de FX en 60i (bruit vidéo, déformations...). Logique, vu que l'héroïne sort d'une VHS...
Mais du coup le rip en 24p, c'est NON 😡
Un peu plus de détail sur le support GUI de WSL2 dans Windows. Pour lancer une appli graphique Linux, Windows lance un serveur Wayland puis se connecte dessus en RDP pour récupérer les fenêtres. Le résultat est bluffant.
Windows va devenir le meilleur DE de Linux et je pense qu’il va y avoir beaucoup beaucoup de sel
("Le WSL 2 de Windows 10 supportera l'accélération GPU, les interfaces graphiques Linux")
"On a une proposition que vous ne pouvez pas refuser..."
She-ra S5 spoilers
"Stevenson admits that [the] big moment almost didn't make it into the finale, even though she always saw it as integral to the story:
"I had been wanting to do that since season one, and wasn't sure how much of that I was going to be able to have in the show," she said."