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16-bit Memories by Intercepto 16-bit Memories by Intercepto
Childhood, Christmas time, friends, family, joy, happiness ... and, a new toy on my desk. Toy that will define my life, responsible for such a beautiful experiences from my childhood. Kids imaginary world, lost over time, a glimpse of it left in my head, a glimpse of priceless memory.
But, it wouldn't be such a great experience if it wasn't for my friends... do you guys remember how we spent hours playing games, competing and exploring these new digital frontiers?

I must admit I had Atari ST not Amiga ;), but my friend had Amiga and it had way better graphics and sound than my ST. So that's the reason why I decided to model Amiga for this illustration, out of respect. :)
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16-bit Memories by ~Intercepto. Description says it all... Picture of my childhood also. People of the Commore Amiga era were so lucky.Check the rest of the artist gallery for stunning artwork... ( Suggested by parallellogic and Featured by KeremGo )
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2ndConfused1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Any chance you have a higher resolution of this image? This is the best image of an Amiga that I have found and I like to use it as a wallpaper, but I want to do it justice on the new fancy high resolution monitors.
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MrWitchblade Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
Cannon fodder - lol.
Nice.
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gabrielhs Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017
Very nice!!!
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kunstfoll Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I love it .
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Mikosaure Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017
A friend of mine had the Atari 520 STE, we spent our saturdays playing Rick Dangerous, Kick Off, Maupiti Island, Prince of Persia, Another World, Xenon 2, etc ...
Later I got the Amiga 600, and games like Dune, or Moonstone : a hard days knight, sort of rpg with gore fights.
I miss these good times.
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New Trans-Siberian-Orchestra album cover, anyone?
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Sweet-Rainbow-Sky Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
I love this so much that it actually hurts. It's like drowning in childhood nostalgia.
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Pavel-Falcarder Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing.. almost cried
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HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017   Photographer
It's Cannon Fodder. :D
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AnonimouslyOne Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I've been wondering :D
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kirbyjaynye Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really sweet
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xfire13 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
oh what a nice memory ,good old years. 
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JStormrage Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.
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NichSzanProductions Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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TOneil Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
Wow, such a great and cozy place :-)
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CampingGroundsStudio Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Professional Artist
Cool!
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CrimsonCosmos90 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cannon Fooder <3 I used to spend hours playing it on Sega Megadrive II :D
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carlos62 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
I remember those times so well
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sono2000 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 22, 2017
Ah i remember this game, this one i used to use to showoff what i thought was futuristic graphics for the time...    Is everything in this image rendered?? if so its mind blowing, you must be running a real supercomputer. I could swear this is just a photograph until i saw the army soldiers breaking apart the monitor. The only thing that stands out as cgi to my eye is the specular reflection on the lampshade, and the outside of the window, but the window totally works and is aesthetically pleasing.
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corinaNCG Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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Gildsoul Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I remember when I got my Amiga 500 with the 512K ram expansion to a total whopping 1 megabyte of Ram memory. Thirty years ago that was a lot of Ram, most PC's had 128 to 256 K of Ram.  Had a lot of fun with it and gained valuable experience for my eventual career in computer graphics, good times and happy memories!
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AlexFanmade Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Student Filmographer
wow
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FrogPointPrince Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Amiga looks way better on screen than Atari ST would have, good choice - as an Atari lover myself.
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nad2dare Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nostalgic memories, The Amiga is my favourite 16-bit games machine of all time.  I am fortunate to still have my Amiga A500+ (which got back in 1991) which still works today 26 years later.  I also own an  Amiga 1200 as well.
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muntherislam Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
Amazing (∩_∩) can u do more such this one ?
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Cyberhorse3 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
WOW! This scene is so cool, dude!
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vafeel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
oh.. good old memories.. :)
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diabolo-3d Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
Oh those good old days. The new toy sits on the desk and the old C-64 stuff is packed away in the corner. Seems to be my childhood.
Well done and excellent modeled.
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SeaJayGreeny Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
Back to the future! :D (Big Grin)
Very nice, very nice!
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Relic302 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I miss my Commodore 64.Waaaah! 
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mspears Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
I don't... because both of them are in the closet, if I ever feel like hooking them up again.  :)

(Two fully-functional C64's, two fully functional 1541 disk drives.  Which mom wants me to sell, but that's never gonna happen.  The only thing I'd have to do is buy or build a converter box so I can hook the composite output to a VGA monitor.  In the meanwhile, I'm happy with the WinVICE emulator.)
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed the memories. Those memories.
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ignax87 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Nice!Clapping Hands 
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Meramatita Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Awesome work. It's nice to remember the past whenever you can.
Just out of interest, what year would this be?
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mspears Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
Well, it'd likely be somewhere between 1985 and 1996, since those were the years the Amiga was in production.

If I had to guess, I'd say somewhere around the middle of 1992, because that's an Amiga 500.  (The A500 was released in May 1992.  The Commodore 64 was still in production too.)
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Meramatita Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Awesome :)
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Nice thanks for the memories man ! great times ! no worries and all of that ! What game is that btw ??
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mspears Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
I would assume it's "Cannon Fodder", because that's what the box leaning against the monitor says.

In fact, it IS "Cannon Fodder".  Take a look at this screenshot and compare it to the picture:

www.mobygames.com/images/shots…
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
A yeah, intereasting ,didnt think about the little box that leans on the monitor :D :D
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mspears Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
It isn't a game I would've recognized otherwise.  I never owned an Amiga.  (I really, really wanted one... and since I have disposable income, I might see if I can find one for sale somewhere. even if I have to do some restoration work on it.)  I know the game was ported to other systems, including MS-DOS, the SNES, and the Sega Genesis, but I bet they don't hold a candle to the original Amiga version.
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
There are emulators for old games and you can find a bunch of them, kind of all just google SNES console (at the games) I had a cd (70mb) of games, 400 games beeing called,but there were more than 400 on that cd :) Kind of played all those old games on windows xp back in the day ;)
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mspears Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
Oh, I know.  I try to avoid using emulators because it's such a gray area legally unless you already own the game.  Plus, I have too many PC games that I have had for years and still haven't finished.  Would you believe I still haven't finished Fallout 3?  I keep getting distracted by some other new game!  It's almost like I have Attention Deficit... ooh, shiny!  ;-)

Anyway, downloading a bunch of games for some emulator would just be another distraction from the games I've actually paid for and haven't played yet.
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
Dude, those are very old game, nobody will care if you "emulate" them :P Fallout 3 ??? Damn man,its my 3rd time I finished that :D :D
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mspears Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
It's about the principle of the thing.  Also, because my job actually gives you annual lie detector tests, and one of the questions is if you have engaged in software piracy in the last year.  The answer had better be "no", and I had better be telling the truth, if I want to keep the job.  So I don't pirate software, not even to "emulate" old games, because I happen to LIKE my job (well, aside from the lie detector tests.)

And yeah, like I said, I'm always getting distracted by whatever new games I've bought.  Currently, "Grey Goo" and "Offworld Trading Company".  When I'm done with them, *maybe* I'll go back to Fallout 3.
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melyanna Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Wow, my childhood is right there in that picture.

Awesome work. :)
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speeder23 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
WoW!
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CheshirePhotographer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Professional Photographer
Spot on, thanks for the memories. 
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mhunt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
That's an Amiga, it's 32 bit :)
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mspears Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2017
Yeah, but the 68000 is described as a 16/32 CISC processor.  It had 32-bit INTERNAL registers, data bus, and instruction set, but the ALU and external data bus were 16-bit.
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