CD64: Hombre CD32-style
Planned Release Date: 1994/95?
As a reaction to the console boom of the early 1990s, Commodore
planned to develop a CD32-style unit for the low-end market. The
concept machine, mentioned briefly in Dave Haynie's PDF Hombre
documentation, would portray little resemblance to previous Amigas
- there were no plans to provide a AmigaOS port or offer
compatibility with previous models.
As the console was in an early conceptual stage, details are
limited on its capabilities. Existing specifications indicate it
would offer graphical performance simi;ar to the Sega Saturn by
using the Hombre chipset, and feature a
member of the Motorola 68k family (most likely the 68020). Software
libraries, such as OpenGL support, would be provided on game
CD, avoiding the additional cost of a Kickstart ROM.
Dave Haynie has suggested the machine may have been launched as
Last Update: 1/11/2001