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Forum: request.Apps 19 February 2021, 18:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,764
Posted By dreamkatcha
This magazine is available online now......

This magazine is available online now... https://www.retrofor.com/amiga-magazines/

The relevant article starts on page 82.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 February 2021, 08:35
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By dreamkatcha
LOL. That is pretty shoddy. The spelling is...

LOL. That is pretty shoddy. The spelling is atrocious and some of the 'tips' seem to be merely the game's premise taken from the back of the box. Could this be one of Kieren Hawken's literary...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2021, 18:00
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks for the Pacman suggestion. That one...

Thanks for the Pacman suggestion. That one totally passed me by so I'll check it out soon and make a video if someone hasn't already beaten me to it.

Oddly I've never seen this Space Invaders...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 February 2021, 13:37
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By dreamkatcha
How many cracktros/trainers came with built-in mini-games?

I can only think of two. There's Space Invaders found in Melon's Sooty and Sweep trainer and Tetris in... the name of the game escapes me. Are there any more?

I love the way Melon skipped the...
Forum: Member Introductions 30 January 2021, 11:42
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By dreamkatcha
Welcome aboard. :) Webby linkage for...

Welcome aboard. :)

Webby linkage for Amiga4000... https://tromax.webnode.es
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 January 2021, 16:22
Replies: 938
Views: 199,044
Posted By dreamkatcha
My first thought was, who would normally keep one...

My first thought was, who would normally keep one on the bookshelf and hide it away only when people visit or you do a Zoom call? :crazy
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 January 2021, 13:48
Replies: 15
Views: 3,855
Posted By dreamkatcha
Great to hear that both projects are still alive...

Great to hear that both projects are still alive and well. :)

I can't remember the last time I saw snow in a top-down game so don't have much to compare it to, but that looks very...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 January 2021, 19:26
Replies: 15
Views: 3,855
Posted By dreamkatcha
I don't think it ever got off the ground sadly....

I don't think it ever got off the ground sadly. You used to be able to see further details here...

http://www.the-snakepit.co.uk/supercars-ii-remake/

...but that's long dead with nothing stored...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 26 January 2021, 11:56
Replies: 59
Views: 3,660
Posted By dreamkatcha
That's looking fantastic! Can't wait to give it a...

That's looking fantastic! Can't wait to give it a go. I think the constant footsteps and jumping sound effect could soon become tiresome though. Maybe there could be an option to turn those two off...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 January 2021, 10:30
Replies: 34
Views: 6,116
Posted By dreamkatcha
I found an Amiga... game, in Zombieland: Double...

I found an Amiga... game, in Zombieland: Double Tap. It's definitely the Amiga version, that's obvious.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 January 2021, 14:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,793
Posted By dreamkatcha
Just watched it for the first time now and need...

Just watched it for the first time now and need to warn you that I'll be putting in a claim too! ;D

It reminds me of the finale craziness that occurs at the end of Fire and Ice, though this is...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2021, 11:26
Replies: 27
Views: 1,147
Posted By dreamkatcha
Ah, so not a lot has changed in all these years....

Ah, so not a lot has changed in all these years. Thanks, you've saved me doing the research. I always preferred the comfy, silent, Python-style joysticks, but know objectively they're the inferior...
Forum: Hardware mods 14 January 2021, 12:04
Replies: 27
Views: 1,147
Posted By dreamkatcha
Welcome. I'll look forward to seeing the result....

Welcome. I'll look forward to seeing the result. I wonder if it's possible to make a durable non-microswitched joystick today? I don't know how I tolerated all that noisy clickery as a kid.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2021, 17:48
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By dreamkatcha
I read in Amiga Power that there was going to be...

I read in Amiga Power that there was going to be a sequel, but Audiogenic decided not to bother because the original only sold a thousand copies. Sounds about right in 1995. It was just a...
Forum: support.Games 08 January 2021, 14:23
Replies: 31
Views: 2,130
Posted By dreamkatcha
There are also remastered 25th-anniversary...

There are also remastered 25th-anniversary versions of both games available via Steam. Not a bad option as long as you avoid the "High-end graphics upscaling (xBRZ filter) for high-resolution...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 January 2021, 11:49
Replies: 39
Views: 2,205
Posted By dreamkatcha
How many action games can you name that you'd...

How many action games can you name that you'd expect to be faster, yet aren't? Excluding platformers and sidescrollers (as per the original post), my first suggestion goes to Rambo III. That's mostly...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 January 2021, 00:20
Replies: 50
Views: 2,590
Posted By dreamkatcha
I haven't got an opinion on any of this so I'm...

I haven't got an opinion on any of this so I'm just going to get on with soldering my homage to herbs. Yeah, I know, it's a niche hobby.

That or play a Teetus game like Teetus the Fox.
Forum: Amiga scene 01 January 2021, 01:21
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By dreamkatcha
The big question is, once Brexit and Covid are...

The big question is, once Brexit and Covid are behind us, will all the know-it-all talking heads on TV spontaneously combust? Hope so! :D

There's a positive thought for the future! Happy new year.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 December 2020, 20:55
Replies: 243
Views: 48,754
Posted By dreamkatcha
His Evil Empire was built on Commodore...

His Evil Empire was built on Commodore foundations. Ugh. :D

In those days you could hack into your school computer and 'upgrade' your exam results. I'd love to see that clip again.
Forum: AMR suggestions and feedback 31 December 2020, 20:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,960
Posted By dreamkatcha
Because they were originally distributed attached...

Because they were originally distributed attached to mainstream mags sold all over the world.
Forum: AMR suggestions and feedback 31 December 2020, 19:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,960
Posted By dreamkatcha
Despite being an amazing resource, they're not...

Despite being an amazing resource, they're not exclusive to AMR so I'm confused.
Forum: Graphics. Finished Work 31 December 2020, 19:53
Replies: 10
Views: 2,114
Posted By dreamkatcha
Animating one sprite at once is a chore. This is...

Animating one sprite at once is a chore. This is pure insanity! I love it. :spin
Forum: AMR suggestions and feedback 31 December 2020, 19:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,960
Posted By dreamkatcha
There's a tonne of 'em on the Turran/Grandis FTP...

There's a tonne of 'em on the Turran/Grandis FTP or you can download some hefty collections in one go from archive.org.
Forum: request.Other 29 December 2020, 23:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,614
Posted By dreamkatcha
Top Secret was a coverdisk exclusive for Amiga...

Top Secret was a coverdisk exclusive for Amiga Power. There are a few other better-than-typical-PD examples like that.

The One hosted a demo of Kid Chaos featuring one of its other/previous...
Forum: request.Other 28 December 2020, 17:05
Replies: 23
Views: 1,614
Posted By dreamkatcha
It would definitely be a fun project to root them...

It would definitely be a fun project to root them out/showcase in a video.

I'm sure there's a similar thread around here somewhere that identifies cases where paper previews showed graphics that...
Forum: request.Other 28 December 2020, 16:16
Replies: 23
Views: 1,614
Posted By dreamkatcha
It's already pretty commonly known, but the one...

It's already pretty commonly known, but the one that immediately springs to mind is Donk, which underwent a slight name change as well as main sprite swap.

I don't think you'll find a huge number...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 December 2020, 15:24
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By dreamkatcha
Love it! Nice work. I imagine the comp pro is...

Love it! Nice work. I imagine the comp pro is awaiting your return home seeing as the monitor is off. Poor thing. It's like a lost puppy. :D
Forum: request.Other 12 December 2020, 10:14
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By dreamkatcha
The hidden dangers of electrical air fresheners,...

The hidden dangers of electrical air fresheners, eh. Who knew?

There's Badge Boy (https://www.badgeboy.co.uk). They don't insist on minimum orders. Never used them personally though.

It's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 December 2020, 09:59
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By dreamkatcha
OK, to prove to myself and anyone else interested...

OK, to prove to myself and anyone else interested that I've not imagined this, I did a bit of digging to find some good examples.

Check out pages 12 to 15 of Popular Computing Weekly...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 December 2020, 18:30
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By dreamkatcha
I know that feeling. I've been made redundant a...

I know that feeling. I've been made redundant a few times and had to move on with zero notice. The critical work you were doing yesterday means nothing the following day; you feel like the tethers...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 December 2020, 13:42
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By dreamkatcha
I was suggesting a reason people might not have...

I was suggesting a reason people might not have much to say on the subject rather than being flippant, if that's the way it came across.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 December 2020, 12:58
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By dreamkatcha
That's impressively sneaky in a lateral thinking...

That's impressively sneaky in a lateral thinking sort of way. :laughing



I can only speak from a UK perspective. Personally I've been around computers and gaming for as long as I can remember...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 December 2020, 19:26
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By dreamkatcha
Maybe people would rather just play the original...

Maybe people would rather just play the original via DOSBox? I've never tried any of the Amiga ports, but then I was never that fussed about Doom in the first place.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 December 2020, 19:08
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By dreamkatcha
Ah, interesting. This is Supervision...

Ah, interesting. This is Supervision Entertainment? Do you know what happened exactly? If so, said publishers should have worked on their strategy for a bit longer. You can't make money out of games...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 December 2020, 16:11
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By dreamkatcha
When did programs become games?

If you look back at the really-really old computer gaming mags or those published about half way into the 8-bit era you'll see that games were more often than not referred to as 'programs' or...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 December 2020, 15:46
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By dreamkatcha
Did 'The Hidden' have the worst game-announcement-to-release ratio?

The Hidden are best known for being the developers behind Donk. That's their only proper, commercially released title for the Amiga (or any platform). They also wrote some coverdisk games for Amiga...
Forum: support.Games 06 December 2020, 11:36
Replies: 10
Views: 2,001
Posted By dreamkatcha
Very wise - you haven't missed much. It's such a...

Very wise - you haven't missed much. It's such a shame because the graphics demonstrate plenty of attention to detail and the music (what little there is of it) hits the mark. It can veer offkey, but...
Forum: support.Games 05 December 2020, 19:43
Replies: 10
Views: 2,001
Posted By dreamkatcha
14 years later, I've fulfilled your wish with an...

14 years later, I've fulfilled your wish with an almost longplay...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iQPdUeHgbU

I'll probably go back and record the first level later. I've nailed the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 December 2020, 18:00
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By dreamkatcha
LOL. I'm going to have to check that out. The...

LOL. I'm going to have to check that out. The first few lines of the box blurb reads...

"One day in the year you had to have one over the eight. Santa Claus is tipsy and all the presents have been...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 December 2020, 17:40
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By dreamkatcha
Play Santa's Xmas Caper for five minutes and...

Play Santa's Xmas Caper for five minutes and you'll be trying to get that tune out of your head for the rest of your life! It's Deck the Halls, but off-key and messed with. I love it. :D
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