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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 December 2013, 18:10
Replies: 16
Views: 3,495
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Yeah, I'm excited for Planetary Annihilation...

Yeah, I'm excited for Planetary Annihilation (http://store.steampowered.com/app/233250/). It even has asteroid engines!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 December 2013, 05:04
Replies: 16
Views: 3,495
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I noticed some interesting things about K240...

I noticed some interesting things about K240 while looking over the terran buildings list (http://amiga-dev.wikidot.com/project:k240-buildings) extracted from the game code.

Items appearing later...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 April 2013, 17:00
Replies: 22
Views: 2,423
Posted By Jonathan Drain
The hard part about Trivial Pursuit was that it...

The hard part about Trivial Pursuit was that it was bugged on my machine and none of the picture questions loaded correctly :spin
Forum: support.Hardware 29 April 2013, 01:18
Replies: 22
Views: 2,423
Posted By Jonathan Drain
That's the same one I had too. I don't know where...

That's the same one I had too. I don't know where it was brought from, Santa brought it in 1992 :xmas

I wonder why it was called Language Lab bundle. There wasn't anything language-based about it,...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2013, 23:46
Replies: 22
Views: 2,423
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I would have liked to install Myth on my A600HD,...

I would have liked to install Myth on my A600HD, but as the hard disk was only 20MB, I ran out of room to install games anyway. Besides, most Amiga games on sale in 1992 weren't HD installable...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 15 April 2013, 20:12
Replies: 28
Views: 3,837
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I have an Acer Aspire One too. Two years ago I...

I have an Acer Aspire One too. Two years ago I had Windows on it and it was able to run Amiga games with WinUAE just fine. But now when I run WinUAE on Ubuntu with WINE it's too slow. I wonder what...
Forum: EAB's competition 08 April 2013, 22:50
Replies: 198
Views: 8,667
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Soccer Kid?

Soccer Kid?
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2013, 16:40
Replies: 23
Views: 5,459
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Knights Sneech Deluxe Galaga Deluxe...

Knights
Sneech
Deluxe Galaga
Deluxe Pacman
(Zerberk)
(Parattack)
(Digital Ninja's Gory Xmas)
Scorched Tanks
Wibble World Giddy
Tanks N Stuff
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 March 2013, 15:25
Replies: 27
Views: 2,738
Posted By Jonathan Drain
K240 should have null modem multiplayer, like...

K240 should have null modem multiplayer, like Populous. I always thought it'd be cool if you had a human opponent, but his ships and buildings looked alien to you.

I read in an interview that...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 30 March 2013, 15:07
Replies: 2
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I guess this means the proposal failed.

I guess this means the proposal failed.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 March 2013, 18:35
Replies: 16
Views: 3,495
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Thanks for the link! One of the cracked...

Thanks for the link!

One of the cracked versions crashed more often, if I remember correctly. I think this is because it was an earlier version of the game executable. If you press 'V' in-game it...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 March 2013, 14:24
Replies: 16
Views: 3,495
Posted By Jonathan Drain
The best tactic was to build asteroid engines and...

The best tactic was to build asteroid engines and ram your asteroids into the enemy asteroids. 45,000 credits for the blueprints and 190,000 to build, but that's still cheaper than Mega missile...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 March 2013, 13:37
Replies: 16
Views: 3,495
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Anyone remember K240?

I'm a big fan of K240 (http://hol.abime.net/2543), Gremlin's 1994 space colony management sim. Anyone else have fond memories of this game?

It was one of my favourite games back then. A few years...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 March 2013, 11:44
Replies: 13
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jonathan Drain
There are some cool alternatives to writing PC...

There are some cool alternatives to writing PC disks on Amiga.

There's a floppy disk drive simulator device for Amiga that reads from SD card. I forget the name of it. You can also get a very...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 March 2013, 11:33
Replies: 205
Views: 39,245
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I read once on this forum that the group who...

I read once on this forum that the group who cracked Gods noticed this, and disabled it. So if you're finding Gods difficult, the game was originally that hard!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 March 2013, 12:01
Replies: 822
Views: 135,823
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Unity desktop environment for Linux: ...

Unity desktop environment for Linux:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Unity_2D_with_KDE.png

In the current version, the quit button is even on the top-left too!
Forum: Amiga scene 16 March 2013, 12:26
Replies: 11
Views: 3,093
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Finally, something to do with my Pi :spin

Finally, something to do with my Pi :spin
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 March 2013, 11:22
Replies: 1
Views: 694
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Whatever happened all the PD companies?

Looking through my Amiga disks I found some catalogue disks from PD companies. It was lots of fun going through the catdisk and ordering twenty or thirty disks. When you bought that many it was...
Forum: support.Games 05 March 2013, 01:44
Replies: 16
Views: 1,873
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Amazing! Here's the interesting everything2...

Amazing!

Here's the interesting everything2 article where the programmer talks about writing Finalfight's Amiga port: http://everything2.com/user/FryingLizard/writeups/Final+Fight
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 March 2013, 09:27
Replies: 44
Views: 4,131
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Zerberk, Sneech, and Knights. They're multiplayer...

Zerberk, Sneech, and Knights. They're multiplayer PD games that I originally got from CU Amiga coverdisks or Aminet CDs.

More recently I looked them up on the Internet and found that all the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 December 2012, 22:57
Replies: 252
Views: 35,219
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Supposedly there's an autopilot, but... I...

Supposedly there's an autopilot, but... I couldn't get that to work either.

*eject* :spin
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 December 2012, 11:18
Replies: 252
Views: 35,219
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I could never land a plane in any flight sim. I...

I could never land a plane in any flight sim. I never got more than three missions in F-15 Strike Eagle II, because that's how many times they let you away with ejecting and ditching the plane over...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 09 December 2012, 05:46
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I bought a 4GB laptop hard drive on Ebay and put...

I bought a 4GB laptop hard drive on Ebay and put it in my A1200. It works fine, although the maximum partition size is 2GB. It should work in an A600 too. An IDE CF adaptor would work too.

Only...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 December 2012, 21:49
Replies: 216
Views: 35,082
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Have I Got News For You made a dig at one of the...

Have I Got News For You made a dig at one of the Amiga's old competitors:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01p8gbr/Have_I_Got_a_Bit_More_News_for_You_Series_44_Episode_7/

"And with Paul is...
Forum: Coders. General 18 November 2012, 22:10
Replies: 14
Views: 4,230
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I'm not sure. I think because I couldn't find a...

I'm not sure. I think because I couldn't find a full version of ReSource at the time, so I just tried to see what could be done with IRA and the WinUAE debugger. I'm really an asm noob.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 18 November 2012, 21:44
Replies: 15
Views: 7,002
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I wrote a guide...

I wrote a guide (http://www.jonnydigital.com/transferring-amiga-disks) in 2008. It might be useful to you, although it doesn't have any helpful information on using Amiga Explorer.

Some things...
Forum: Coders. General 17 November 2012, 06:02
Replies: 14
Views: 4,230
Posted By Jonathan Drain
What I've been doing so far is to disassemble...

What I've been doing so far is to disassemble with IRA, then when I work out what a label is for, I find-and-replace the label name with a more descriptive one. Amiga system library calls are easy to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 November 2012, 05:31
Replies: 252
Views: 35,219
Posted By Jonathan Drain
In K240, you make money by selling the ore you...

In K240, you make money by selling the ore you mine. However, I noticed years later that there's a secret money source that's not mentioned in the game's manual or anywhere. You get 100 credits per...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 November 2012, 04:52
Replies: 252
Views: 35,219
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I played Syndicate for the first time a couple of...

I played Syndicate for the first time a couple of years ago. I never worked out how you actually play it. Maybe I should have read the manual.
Forum: Coders. General 15 November 2012, 04:36
Replies: 14
Views: 4,230
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Disassembling games to find out the game logic?

A lot of real-time strategy games work on rules that aren't explained in the manual or anywhere, but which are very useful for calculating the most effective strategy. Things like weapon damage, a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2012, 03:50
Replies: 23
Views: 2,458
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I like how you hoked through bins for Amiga...

I like how you hoked through bins for Amiga magazines and found porn accidentally, as opposed to the other way around :spin
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 November 2012, 16:11
Replies: 23
Views: 2,458
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I remember CU Amiga used to print images of the...

I remember CU Amiga used to print images of the disk on the front of the magazine, in the position where they were taped. When they stopped doing this, someone wrote in and complained because he used...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 November 2012, 02:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Just checked my spare A600 motherboard, and no...

Just checked my spare A600 motherboard, and no leaky caps yet. But it has been switched off and kept in a drawer for at least eight years.
Forum: support.Games 21 October 2012, 18:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I dug out the old disk, and it turns out I'm...

I dug out the old disk, and it turns out I'm confusing two different games from 1993!

Crystal Crusade is a sort of Pacman type game. Here are some screenshots. (http://imgur.com/a/QdPvq)

The...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 October 2012, 18:41
Replies: 28
Views: 3,888
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Digital Ninja's Gory Xmas. I can't find any...

Digital Ninja's Gory Xmas. I can't find any pictures or videos of it online but was a fun snowball fight PD game where you could decapitate your opponent with a well-aimed snowball, or crush everyone...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 October 2012, 03:00
Replies: 158
Views: 28,840
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Sneech could detect how much RAM you had...

Sneech could detect how much RAM you had (http://imgur.com/a/FopuG) at startup, and loaded different samples accordingly.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 October 2012, 02:40
Replies: 135
Views: 14,010
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Monkey Island had a rubber chicken with a pulley...

Monkey Island had a rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle (http://www.miwiki.net/Rubber_chicken_with_a_pulley_in_the_middle).
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 October 2012, 19:53
Replies: 78
Views: 8,695
Posted By Jonathan Drain
Clockwiser...

Clockwiser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCZ9s0XIoy4)!

I never had the full game of this, only the CU Amiga demo. The demo version music was amazing. I could listen to that while solving puzzles...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 October 2012, 05:12
Replies: 8
Views: 2,578
Posted By Jonathan Drain
I bet some old Amiga developers read EAB or know...

I bet some old Amiga developers read EAB or know someone who does, and would release the source code to their old games.

Actually, the game I want to see the source code to is K240.

K240 had so...
Forum: support.Games 09 October 2012, 04:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By Jonathan Drain
There was a game called Crystal Crusade, that I...

There was a game called Crystal Crusade, that I got from a PD disk because it was mistakenly listed as "Crystal Maze" on the catdisk and I thought it was based on the 1990s gameshow.

Crystal...
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