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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 October 2020, 01:47
Replies: 53
Views: 4,188
Posted By spiff
I figured that 17 year counts as 2-3 (hardware)...

I figured that 17 year counts as 2-3 (hardware) generations since the question was asked.. so I guess the answer is, nope its the same for every generation. New games suck, and the objectively best...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 October 2020, 10:17
Replies: 90
Views: 4,871
Posted By spiff
I believe the last "game ready" version includes...

I believe the last "game ready" version includes that Vulcan extension
https://www.reddit.com/r/cemu/comments/iuttjb/latest_nvidia_drivers_45618_support_vulkan_async/
If you're running the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 October 2020, 20:34
Replies: 90
Views: 4,871
Posted By spiff
Wii U - Cemu

Wii U - Cemu
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 October 2020, 21:58
Replies: 60
Views: 4,177
Posted By spiff
So we're back to the C64 Runs awesome...

So we're back to the C64


Runs awesome demos
Multiple formats
Cheaper than amiga
Larger install base than amiga


It's just less of everything, maybe not in quality, but in measurable...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 October 2020, 21:34
Replies: 60
Views: 4,177
Posted By spiff
Laserdisc was designed as a multimedia system and...

Laserdisc was designed as a multimedia system and released in 1978
CD drive and higher specs not needed to qualify.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 October 2020, 20:02
Replies: 60
Views: 4,177
Posted By spiff
By saying amiga fits the critera for resonable...

By saying amiga fits the critera for resonable definition of multimedia, you're setting some baseline we can compare against; say the A500.


Enough units sold
Can do animation
Can do FM...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 October 2020, 17:57
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By spiff
Running the latest demos for < £100??? ...

Running the latest demos for < £100???



A Chromecast and youtube streaming of the demo
A second hand ryzen system and winuae??
A raspberypi??
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 October 2020, 08:37
Replies: 53
Views: 4,188
Posted By spiff
I'd say its about the same as vintage cars,...

I'd say its about the same as vintage cars, vintage gaming sounds much better than retro :)


Low effort / High reward - Easy to fire of a message w/o having to learn new stuff, high reward fun...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 September 2020, 12:28
Replies: 60
Views: 4,177
Posted By spiff
Sounds about right to me. reductio ad...

Sounds about right to me.

reductio ad absurdum
A c64 can do MS Encarta, it just means that FM sound is very bad quality and there will be a lot of casettes

A TI81 calculator can do MS...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 September 2020, 11:56
Replies: 27
Views: 1,743
Posted By spiff
I miss space opera flight sims these days, it was...

I miss space opera flight sims these days, it was my favorite genre :’(

Wing commander , tie fighter, free space... that Dolby teaser on WC4 still makes me smile.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 September 2020, 11:38
Replies: 60
Views: 4,177
Posted By spiff
CGI workstations and macs, amiga for some toaster...

CGI workstations and macs, amiga for some toaster stuff 89-94..
Most other things were green screens, and tapes with digital time markers.

If we argue multimedia that is in reach for regular ppl,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 September 2020, 13:11
Replies: 22
Views: 1,309
Posted By spiff
I agree that the days when 2 guys in a basement...

I agree that the days when 2 guys in a basement could design a chipset that could compete with Atari of the 80s are gone.

But home computer as amiga; Graphics design, music composing and...
Forum: News 14 September 2020, 09:16
Replies: 37
Views: 5,530
Posted By spiff
Thanks for stickning around and updating Tony :)

Thanks for stickning around and updating Tony :)
Forum: support.WinUAE 11 September 2020, 23:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,382
Posted By spiff
If we're speculating about limiting aliasing; ...

If we're speculating about limiting aliasing;

If the source (game/mod) sample is 8 bit arbitrary "low" rate with plenty of quantization, wouldn't it make sense to insert dithering at this...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 10 September 2020, 20:21
Replies: 9
Views: 2,019
Posted By spiff
I'm looking at the proportions trying to figure...

I'm looking at the proportions trying to figure out where the right shoulder is or the neck begins..
Forum: Amiga scene 31 August 2020, 16:12
Replies: 224
Views: 35,120
Posted By spiff
Probably because 60hz will sync on more (modern)...

Probably because 60hz will sync on more (modern) displays than 50?
Forum: Amiga scene 31 August 2020, 09:58
Replies: 224
Views: 35,120
Posted By spiff
Just got a terasec board and basic a500 running,...

Just got a terasec board and basic a500 running, an wow.. It even has the original PAL vs NTSC doesnt fit on the same screen hardware ”problem” :)

Huzza and boooos Will be updated as I migrate to...
Forum: Member Introductions 30 August 2020, 22:32
Replies: 5
Views: 1,804
Posted By spiff
Hi and welcome If you want to keep em alive,...

Hi and welcome

If you want to keep em alive, make sure you remove that varta battery...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 August 2020, 20:33
Replies: 194
Views: 16,875
Posted By spiff
That satisfies my curiosity on 16c art :)

That satisfies my curiosity on 16c art :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 August 2020, 14:38
Replies: 104
Views: 13,212
Posted By spiff
A bit of Ray-storm love :) Retroarch ->...

A bit of Ray-storm love :)

Retroarch -> CRT
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 August 2020, 10:26
Replies: 194
Views: 16,875
Posted By spiff
The red-> Orange -> Yellow is hard, as it needs...

The red-> Orange -> Yellow is hard, as it needs to be vibrant and distinct... at the same time cover the muted sack and pointer arrow. I just get mushy brown and orange too close to red. Especially...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 August 2020, 16:26
Replies: 194
Views: 16,875
Posted By spiff
NTSC bubble 15 fps, playfield , 30 fps pointer...

NTSC bubble 15 fps, playfield , 30 fps pointer update
Tiertex bubble, as above but do it on CPU, 15 fps everything, us-gold logo and only use atari colour palette.


Bonus points for leaving out...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 August 2020, 13:43
Replies: 194
Views: 16,875
Posted By spiff
Tbh, I'm more curious to see what could be done...

Tbh, I'm more curious to see what could be done with the 16 color version re-edited.
Perceptual vibrancy is tricky in the sense strong primary colors need balanced muted colors to contrast and a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 August 2020, 12:14
Replies: 194
Views: 16,875
Posted By spiff
Not sure if pics from the source has been posted?...

Not sure if pics from the source has been posted? Its Taito system B, not the neo-geo conversion you heathens! :)


Source 151 unique colors (in gameplay)
32 color no dither
32 color floyd...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 August 2020, 15:15
Replies: 30
Views: 3,047
Posted By spiff
A good write-up on Mean machine. No wonder I...

A good write-up on Mean machine. No wonder I enjoyed seeing Richard in digital foundry. :)

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-06-04-the-story-of-mean-machines-magazine
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 August 2020, 14:44
Replies: 30
Views: 3,047
Posted By spiff
About once a month dad would pick me up to stay...

About once a month dad would pick me up to stay at his place during the weekend.
As a treat, I got to select one magazine and vhs to rent :)


CU amiga - oooh so many pages, a full game!!...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 August 2020, 19:42
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By spiff
Doom 2016; Best game ever; no head bobbing ;)

Doom 2016; Best game ever; no head bobbing ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 August 2020, 12:02
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By spiff
Things that thankfully have been resolved: ...

Things that thankfully have been resolved:
"realistic" piss-filter, BLOOM!, slippery ice worlds, Borne shaky cam, 3rd person is a tank controller, Kinnect, Head bobbing

Things that we still need...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2020, 18:58
Replies: 4,552
Views: 935,635
Posted By spiff
There's a pretty good patch collection MEUITM,...

There's a pretty good patch collection MEUITM, replacing ME1 with ME3 assets (and more stuff). The first game suffered from being early generation, lots of flat normal maps.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 July 2020, 10:26
Replies: 31
Views: 1,995
Posted By spiff
Hardware flip makes sense There's also the...

Hardware flip makes sense

There's also the fact that its a conversion, code and art has to fit to a medium it wasn't originally intended for, a more relevant comparison would be the file size...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 July 2020, 20:59
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By spiff
I think mine is bigger :cheese

I think mine is bigger :cheese
Forum: support.FS-UAE 04 July 2020, 23:06
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By spiff
If you can run Hd patched games, the cd32/cdtv...

If you can run Hd patched games, the cd32/cdtv version can run on joystick provided the library/ rom is present..
Playability is à bit meh compared to mouse though. But it works for som fun nostalgia
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 May 2020, 12:58
Replies: 46
Views: 5,776
Posted By spiff
Is that games using the actual base system...

Is that games using the actual base system released 79 and not some C64 streaming from a 64 MB cartridge hack?? Cos holy shit that's good then.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 May 2020, 23:27
Replies: 46
Views: 5,776
Posted By spiff
To paraphrase the old axiom There's no...

To paraphrase the old axiom

There's no smooth scrolling that can't be resolved by adding enough buffers
There's no input lag that can't be resolved by removing enough buffers
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 May 2020, 18:58
Replies: 104
Views: 13,212
Posted By spiff
I think part of the "problem" is that the best...

I think part of the "problem" is that the best ps1 stuff is still around as better ps3 or 4 versions today.. It diminishes the retro nostalgia part for me. Tekken, ridge racer, final fantasy, street...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 May 2020, 18:42
Replies: 120
Views: 15,382
Posted By spiff
No worries, you just have to outlive half of us...

No worries, you just have to outlive half of us and things should be fine :P

https://www.theguardian.com/music/shortcuts/2017/may/07/elvis-presley-memorabilia-plummeting-in-price
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 May 2020, 09:24
Replies: 13
Views: 3,135
Posted By spiff
I just realized that my raspberry PI needs more...

I just realized that my raspberry PI needs more legos.. damn those Danes!! :D
Forum: support.Games 21 April 2020, 19:21
Replies: 15
Views: 1,743
Posted By spiff
I know you said amiga titles.. buuuut.. ...

I know you said amiga titles.. buuuut..

Everyone needs to play more Nidhogg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPD0Ya4YWDU


Abstract art, so no red blood, fine for kids,
Superb gameplay,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 April 2020, 19:14
Replies: 392
Views: 39,597
Posted By spiff
It's more than that, physics for pony tail,...

It's more than that, physics for pony tail, clothes (the hat), debris, juggling hits etc. Static animation will affect gamplay.

But then again, its a conversion... so..
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 April 2020, 19:06
Replies: 25
Views: 2,376
Posted By spiff
Rtype 1, for the music and Sweet battle ship...

Rtype 1, for the music and Sweet battle ship level, and being first:)


In the hunt, R-type 2, Gunforce, Metal slug all share that distinct low contrast fine gradient Irem style
R-II, on amiga,...
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