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Encyclopedia > Atari Jaguar II

The Atari Jaguar II was to be the successor to the Atari Jaguar. Unfortunately, before a final design could even be completed, Atari merged with hard drive manufacturer JTS Corporation. Rumored specifications included a Motorola chipset, backwards compatibility with the original Jaguar and a full C/C++ development environment. Barely any information has ever been made public about the machine.{{}} The Atari Jaguar was technologically advanced, but had a poorly regarded games library. ... For the concept Atari (当たり) in the board game of Go, see Atari (go term). ... JT Storage (also known as JTS) was a maker of inexpensive IDE hard drives for personal computers based in San Jose, California. ... Motorola (NYSE: MOT) (TYO: 6686) started as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in 1928. ... The C Programming Language, Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie, the original edition that served for many years as an informal specification of the language The C programming language is a standardized programming language developed in the early 1970s by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie for use on the UNIX operating... C++ (pronounced see plus plus) is a general-purpose computer programming language. ...

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Atari 2600 (four-switch version). ... Atari 5200 System The Atari 5200 was a video game console introduced in 1982 by Atari. ... Atari 7800 System The Atari 7800 was a video game console released by Atari. ... Atari Lynx The Atari Lynx was Ataris only handheld game console, and the first such machine with a color display. ... The Atari Panther was the 32 bit predecessor to the Atari Jaguar, developed by the same ex-Sinclair team Flare Technology responsible for the Flare One and Konix Multisystem. ... The Atari Jaguar was technologically advanced, but had a poorly regarded games library. ...

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AtariAge - Atari Jaguar History (1249 words)
Atari said they planned to debut the machine in 1993, and that there would definitely be a 64-bit RISC based processor at its core.
Atari was set to market the Jaguar with a $3 million advertising budget, a telephone support line, and promised support from over 20 third party developers.
Atari's first hit came in the form of Jeff Minter's Tempest 2000, an update to the classic game that was almost universally applauded and won several awards.
myatari.net : The 9 lives of Atari's BIG cat (1017 words)
The Atari Jaguar 64-bit games console was released in late 1993 to high public expectation and media hype (well a lot for Atari anyway!).
It is believed that Atari had originally intended to mass produce two 'next generation' consoles; The Panther and the Jaguar.
The Jaguars architecture was so sophisticated (at the time) that it was capable of; high speed scrolling; texture mapping 2D and 3D objects; morphing; the scaling, rotation, distortion and skewing of sprites and images; lighting and shading from single and multiple source.
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