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    Dizzy!!!!

    Does any retro gamers remember a game called treasure island dizzy on the amiga? I do! lol it was great! Anyway, am I right in saying it was programed in Java? Because C was not around then im talking 1980's here... do any of you guys know if I am correct? As far as I knew, Java is not used for games, maybe it was written in Basic?

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    Well C and C++ came before java if im not mistaken, then again I dont know that much about history.
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    Anyway, am I right in saying it was programed in Java? Because C was not around then im talking 1980's here
    Java is of a comparatively recent vintage compared to C.
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    Didn't program specifically for the Amiga.. but I was around for the C64.. you could get ok quality games using BASIC.. but I remember programming games with cool graphics and stuff using MLX.. or machine language.. which was just a bunch of lines of numbers, probably in hex.. too young to remember.. just copied code out of a book
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    I hate to burst bubbles, but C's been around since the early 70's.. 72 / 74. around there.
    C++ - 1985.
    Java - i BELIEVE about 1990.

    so it definitely wasn't java.. lol
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    99% chance it was written in asm. There were many dizzy games written for the spectrum all were written in z80 asm. Many of these were ported to other architectures but in those days asm was the only way to get good speed. I believe amigas were around the 14MHz-50MHz mark. Very fast!!! There is a slim chance that it was written in C but even then large parts would almost certainly be in inline asm.
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    I was wondering: is Java written in C++?

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    I believe so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoned_Coder
    I believe amigas were around the 14MHz-50MHz mark. Very fast!!!
    Whatever it is you're smoking in your avatar, I want some.

    Most Amigas ran at 8 MHz, as they were fisrt produced in the late 80s so the spec was maintained was to avoid problems and to be price competitive with consoles. The Atari ST also ran at that speed, but performed on average 110% faster than the Amiga (It needed it).

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    Swgh,
    Guessing on this board is dangerous! 10 - 15 minutes of searching "history of programming" on the net would have told you NOT to guess Java!

    Unless you have the source code, you cannot tell what language was used for a program. Programs created with Visual BASIC or Java might have a "default look", but a good programmer can change this.

    Around that time, BASIC and C were both popular languages. Assembly has always been used in games, usually mixed with a high-level language. The pros seem to "look down" on BASIC, but a lot of commercial programs do use BASIC. (The inventory and accounting software where I work was written in BASIC.) The Amiga probably come with a BASIC compiler. My Commodore 64 had BASIC in its firmware... When you first powered it on, it booted to BASIC! If you typed-in a line of BASIC, it would execute it. (This was interpreted BASIC... no compiler!)

    And, Fortran was popular for scientific applications, COBOL was popular for business applications.

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    The first amiga I wrote software for was the A2000 which im sure ran at 14 MHz.There were further models that followed this and I'm sure they at least matched 486's which ran at up to about 66 MHz. I'm just a tad young to have experienced the 8Mhz amigas. Was busy with my old tandy and spectrum then not to mention the absolutely awesome bbc master 128.
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    It was most certainly written in assembly.

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