Originally posted by Snover
[B...The BIGGER problem is finding the games. (Are you sure these were released for the Amiga? heh)
Yes, both of these Access classics were released for the Amiga. IIRC, American Amiga owners got hosed as they were only released in Europe. Before you ask, No. Neither of these is available at Back2theRoots as they apparently haven't received permission That might not actually be possible as the Amiga versions were programmed by European coders who only had tangential connections to Access (USA), Since that time , Microsoft swallowed them up.
http://www.back2roots.org/Docs/Reviews/Compan … 20Software%2C1/
While it sounds conspiratorial, there really was a concentrated effort on keeping the "market" PC-only. Most companies simply felt more comfortable with the user-base for it than any other machine.
Oh, there was also an Amiga version of Origin's "Wing Commander" that was "for sale in Europe only" as well. This was actually quite impressive as not only was texture-mapping murder on Amiga's graphics chips (planar- graphics based), but they also had to drop the palette down to 32 colors so all Amigas could run it (presuming you had at least 14MHz).
Funny thing happened though, the demo for the European version found it's way to the U.S.. Origin was plenty hacked off as they had flat-out told Amiga owners that they weren't supporting them anymore in anyway, then this demo shows up and their phonelines get flooded with requests to get the Amiga "Wing Commander" (which they now know exists...).