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Forum: OT - General Yesterday, 17:48
Replies: 25
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"This" film is Il mio nome è Shangai Joe aka...

"This" film is Il mio nome è Shangai Joe aka Shangaï Joe (1973). Just finished watching it, rather violent especially during the second half, too bad K. Kinski has a very small part in it. For the...
Forum: OT - Entertainment Yesterday, 16:42
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By SquawkBox
It says English Amiga Board mind you, and all...

It says English Amiga Board mind you, and all resources evoked here are in French. Point is, I think it fits in OT, thanks anyway. Let those few members ignore OT sections altogether should they want...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 16 November 2019, 19:22
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By SquawkBox
Last week, I bought a magazine and a book from a...

Last week, I bought a magazine and a book from a small publishing company, just wanted to let French speaking folks know about its existence. They have their headquarters in Paris, two blocks away...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 16 November 2019, 00:53
Replies: 2,576
Views: 402,356
Posted By SquawkBox
I had bought quite a few Bollywood (Indian, in...

I had bought quite a few Bollywood (Indian, in general) films on DVD a while ago, I know it's an acquired taste but I did enjoy watching some of these. That's not how I usually proceed though, I am...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 November 2019, 14:03
Replies: 35
Views: 8,066
Posted By SquawkBox
Uncompressed PDF scans of manuals, maps,...

Uncompressed PDF scans of manuals, maps, novels... ldaneels didn't want to alter any of these numerous PDFs, despite my advice for him to be using near lossless compression, through some...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 15 November 2019, 13:52
Replies: 2,576
Views: 402,356
Posted By SquawkBox
Sure, a funny film, but I think the zaz formulae...

Sure, a funny film, but I think the zaz formulae (Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker) was on the verge of getting a bit tiresome by the mid 90's.

Btw, have you seen J. Garner in Daredevil (2003)...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 November 2019, 13:19
Replies: 35
Views: 8,066
Posted By SquawkBox
Hi, After a few years in hiatus, ldaneels...

Hi,


After a few years in hiatus, ldaneels (https://www.facebook.com/groups/106499146056282/) just released Gamebase CPC v33, it's hosted here...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 15 November 2019, 10:48
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By SquawkBox
Gotta love the Kinks!

Most of the classic (Klassic ?) Kinks albums have been remastered lately and expanded for the majority of them. That's a U.K. rock / folk band from the 60s & 70s that I never grow tired of listening....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2019, 09:36
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By SquawkBox
Official Windows 7 support hasn't ended yet...

Official Windows 7 support hasn't ended yet (three more month to go) that the freshly released game requires Windows 10. Guess why ? Probably, Windows 10 adoption rate is not what MS expected amongst...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 15 November 2019, 00:07
Replies: 2,576
Views: 402,356
Posted By SquawkBox
Ah, never was confronted with trailer in that...

Ah, never was confronted with trailer in that context. in the sense something that is trailed, yup I got it now.
Forum: OT - Entertainment 14 November 2019, 18:05
Replies: 2,576
Views: 402,356
Posted By SquawkBox
What movie trailer are you referring to, if I am...

What movie trailer are you referring to, if I am not missing the point entirely ? I mean, it's almost as if you were about to compose a metaphysical poem.
Forum: OT - Entertainment 14 November 2019, 13:35
Replies: 2,576
Views: 402,356
Posted By SquawkBox
A couple more : Leviathan (1989), a...

A couple more :

Leviathan (1989), a competent Aliens meets Abyss action movie featuring a red hot Meg Foster, and Richard Crenna from the Rambo franchise fame. Less philosophical than the Alien...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 November 2019, 17:31
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By SquawkBox
Microshaft beta testers in spite of yourselves...

Microshaft beta testers in spite of yourselves from all over the civilized world, rejoice!
Forum: OT - Entertainment 13 November 2019, 04:08
Replies: 2,576
Views: 402,356
Posted By SquawkBox
We saw Doctor Sleep with the missus since she...

We saw Doctor Sleep with the missus since she insisted on doing so, and it was even more disappointing, and cliché that the trailer was suggesting it would be,
even silly at times. Rebecca Ferguson...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 November 2019, 00:38
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By SquawkBox
Sure, but in the meantime, Nintendo had a...

Sure, but in the meantime, Nintendo had a whopping three and a half year period to milk the SNES with only serious competition coming from Sega (check these charts...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2019, 14:48
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By SquawkBox
Agreed. A few months back, there was a brief...

Agreed. A few months back, there was a brief discussion taking place on ROMhacking.net about it, and about how some hacker was rumored to have managed a BIOS dump out of it :
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2019, 12:05
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By SquawkBox
According to that article from thoughtco.com, it...

According to that article from thoughtco.com, it was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in June, 1991. About the name, well, granted, it was about to become the Super NES CD-ROM nothing more,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2019, 02:11
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By SquawkBox
That may be the case for the Super Disk (think...

That may be the case for the Super Disk (think 64DD for the N64) but then the team behind Ken Kutaragi manufactured the first Playstation in existence, hence the Playstation brand label slapped on...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2019, 06:01
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By SquawkBox
Only Nintendo CD-ROM prototype console in existence for sale

(barely a marketplace topic IMHO) We all know that circa 1991, a few Nintendo execs thought it would be a good idea to team up with Sony, hence the Super NES CD-ROM was born
but it was short-lived,...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 10 November 2019, 02:38
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By SquawkBox
On the matter itself, I was about to gripe on...

On the matter itself, I was about to gripe on about the Versailles 1685 segment which did put Versailles a bit hastily under the category "game aiming at old folks with slippers on by the fire"...
Forum: OT - Gaming 10 November 2019, 01:52
Replies: 840
Views: 127,210
Posted By SquawkBox
Orpheus4droid...

Orpheus4droid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.bitlines.wisdom.orpheus&hl=eng) is a remake of Orphée ~ Voyage aux Enfers (http://www.cpcgamereviews.com/o/index3.html), a grim text...
Forum: OT - Technical 09 November 2019, 09:22
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By SquawkBox
Just noticed the "source" used by the YT video...

Just noticed the "source" used by the YT video author I linked (myabandonware.com) doesn't offer the game anymore, sorry about that. One of the guests commenting on that decision made a valid point,...
Forum: OT - Technical 09 November 2019, 01:14
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By SquawkBox
hi vroom6sri, whassup ? I don't know exactly...

hi vroom6sri, whassup ?

I don't know exactly what steps it would involve to make the game work with Retropie
but this guy gamechamp20 had it done with D-Fend Reloaded...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 07 November 2019, 19:53
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By SquawkBox
You will need some exposure to spoken language if...

You will need some exposure to spoken language if you want to maintain your French at the current level, any typically French cultural artifact will do, Monsieur ;) , FM radio, cable TV, recorded for...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 06 November 2019, 07:36
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By SquawkBox
Not much to "grasp" with this rant, here it is...

Not much to "grasp" with this rant, here it is anyway :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6nSpBiekzQ


This is similar in style, a bit less disjointed :

...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 05 November 2019, 22:42
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By SquawkBox
You mean hosted in France, and run by the French...

You mean hosted in France, and run by the French Eye in the Sky (EAB / RCK ?) :p.


I don't speak English, so we're even. I mean, I can write in this overblown fashion, but I am under the...
Forum: OT - General 03 November 2019, 17:24
Replies: 25
Views: 1,262
Posted By SquawkBox
Not trying to sound witty here but aside from the...

Not trying to sound witty here but aside from the arcade cabinet itself, there is no "original" per se. The rom was never meant to be played from a PeeCee, let alone a PC fitted with a LCD monitor....
Forum: OT - General 03 November 2019, 08:58
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By SquawkBox
Never been there, enjoys Scandinavian bread at...

Never been there, enjoys Scandinavian bread at times though. While googling "miss Stockholm", I found out about this compelling article from culture trip web site :

...
Forum: OT - General 02 November 2019, 10:07
Replies: 25
Views: 1,262
Posted By SquawkBox
As a matter of fact, it's from a defunct company...

As a matter of fact, it's from a defunct company called Blackened Interactive, the remake is simply featured on the trigger-happy repository Classic Retro Games, among other retro remakes or...
Forum: OT - Technical 02 November 2019, 09:10
Replies: 42
Views: 3,631
Posted By SquawkBox
Yup! Not to forget, along with Instagram filters,...

Yup! Not to forget, along with Instagram filters, more specifically the ones that mimic the effects of plastic surgery onto one's face. Can you imagine, reports about young adults badgering their...
Forum: OT - Technical 02 November 2019, 05:15
Replies: 42
Views: 3,631
Posted By SquawkBox
Along with Twitter, wouldn't you agree ? I for...

Along with Twitter, wouldn't you agree ? I for one still can't figure out the actual purpose of people using of that questionable social app, even more so on a daily basis.
Forum: OT - Entertainment 02 November 2019, 04:32
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By SquawkBox
Don't mention it. Paul Cuisset is da man. Cuisse...

Don't mention it. Paul Cuisset is da man. Cuisse translates as thighs in French. These plump forearms of his could almost be mistaken for thighs,
hence the name (just joking) :p .
...
Forum: OT - Technical 01 November 2019, 21:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By SquawkBox
Hiya, you may give a try to S. Trost's freebie...

Hiya, you may give a try to S. Trost's freebie FileList Creator (https://www.sttmedia.com/filelistcreator).


The easiest way is to use the Filelist Creator, which you can download on this website...
Forum: OT - General 01 November 2019, 17:08
Replies: 52
Views: 1,922
Posted By SquawkBox
th4t1guy, peruse the thread better, you could...

th4t1guy, peruse the thread better, you could have :agree ! I did mention the AdBlock browser (https://adblockbrowser.org/en/) for android (2-in-1 browser so to speak,
as mentioned in one of the...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 01 November 2019, 03:03
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By SquawkBox
Retrogaming, made in france

https://www.en24.news/2019/10/the-television-channel-arte-launches-a-series-of-episodes-dedicated-to-the-french-retrogaming-news.html
[The announcement]
...
Forum: OT - General 31 October 2019, 17:04
Replies: 52
Views: 1,922
Posted By SquawkBox
Ok, this is how I solved my issue with Chrome. 1)...

Ok, this is how I solved my issue with Chrome. 1) I noticed that the update directory was missing (update/GoogleUpdate.exe). I am not quite sure how it happened, but one thing is for certain, any...
Forum: OT - Technical 30 October 2019, 02:49
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By SquawkBox
Someone from EAB had to create such birthday...

Someone from EAB had to create such birthday thread, congrats for doing so. Internet is 50 years old, but it wasn't until 1994 that dial up connection started to emerge in France, you had to buy one...
Forum: OT - General 29 October 2019, 18:20
Replies: 52
Views: 1,922
Posted By SquawkBox
Better, I guess not. Let's say it has a different...

Better, I guess not. Let's say it has a different way of handling things. If you use latest Firefox, you could also give a try to the Temporary Containers...
Forum: OT - General 29 October 2019, 02:59
Replies: 52
Views: 1,922
Posted By SquawkBox
With latest Firefox update, I sure has shiny...

With latest Firefox update, I sure has shiny armor kitteh level protection. Spammers out there beware :lol .


You may give a try to Vivaldi (https://vivaldi.com/fr/). YACBB (Yet Another Chromium...
Forum: OT - General 28 October 2019, 18:25
Replies: 52
Views: 1,922
Posted By SquawkBox
May I interfere ? Probably rather a unorthodox...

May I interfere ? Probably rather a unorthodox solution, here it comes : If I were you, I would remove regular Firefox (you can reinstall later on) and install Firefox esr v.52.9 instead.
Install...
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