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Forum: MarketPlace 18 January 2022, 21:13
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Disks received, thank you!

Disks received, thank you!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 January 2022, 15:16
Replies: 87
Views: 14,502
Posted By Keops/Equinox
It was released in 1991...

It was released in 1991...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 January 2022, 15:03
Replies: 87
Views: 14,502
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Sometimes it's just pointless to try to have a...

Sometimes it's just pointless to try to have a discussion with some people, they will just answer "No!" to everything you say, regardless of the facts.

I give up ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 January 2022, 20:27
Replies: 87
Views: 14,502
Posted By Keops/Equinox
That's simply not true. Maybe not for you, but in...

That's simply not true. Maybe not for you, but in general VGA and PC games were a big deal in 1992: Wolfenstein 3D, Alone In The Dark and Ultima Underworld were big milestones for videogames.
You...
Forum: MarketPlace 08 January 2022, 20:29
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By Keops/Equinox
I'd be interested in the 2 Maupiti Island disks...

I'd be interested in the 2 Maupiti Island disks and Brataccas as I have the empty box and manual for each. Thank you!
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 08 January 2022, 16:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Indeed but somehow I'm not surprised. As a game...

Indeed but somehow I'm not surprised. As a game developer, I have seen countless times programmers reinvent the wheel at work and refuse to reuse what other programmers did in the same studio on...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 08 January 2022, 16:28
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By Keops/Equinox
The Amiga version was ported without using the...

The Amiga version was ported without using the original Atari ST source code, which made the life simulation feel different and less good, what the author called the "biogame".

It's a matter of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 November 2021, 02:30
Replies: 27
Views: 3,212
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Thank you for the kind words. It was indeed...

Thank you for the kind words.

It was indeed what we tried to do back then. We were watching a lot of Amiga demos on my A500 and we said something like "Let's make an Amiga demo on a stock 512k...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 July 2021, 22:38
Replies: 166
Views: 11,683
Posted By Keops/Equinox
No offense but that's just an incredibly naive...

No offense but that's just an incredibly naive and simplistic view of how modern 3D stuff is made. I wish it were that easy, unfortunately it's not.

Go check how high poly characters are made for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2021, 15:33
Replies: 166
Views: 11,683
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Far Cry 6 has real fluid simulation for some of...

Far Cry 6 has real fluid simulation for some of its particle effects.
Current games in development also use things like flowmaps on particles that are being rendered, to give better looking results...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2021, 00:55
Replies: 166
Views: 11,683
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Indeed we can't compare a game made at the end of...

Indeed we can't compare a game made at the end of the PS4 era and a game made at the beginning of the PS5 era.

The right comparison will be a PS4 game from 2020 VS a PS5 game from 2025 ;)

Also,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2021, 00:33
Replies: 166
Views: 11,683
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Adding MHz is slowly hitting the wall of physics,...

Adding MHz is slowly hitting the wall of physics, it's not just about MHz anymore, it's about parallelization nowadays, and GPUs.

GPUs have really become incredibly powerful beasts and CPUs are...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 May 2021, 18:37
Replies: 31
Views: 3,430
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Development of Populous started on ST, then moved...

Development of Populous started on ST, then moved to Amiga. It was eventually released the same day on ST and Amiga.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 May 2021, 18:29
Replies: 74
Views: 11,296
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Galahad: did you ever make a post or something...

Galahad: did you ever make a post or something about how your handle those conversions from a programmer's perspective? The various steps, the issues you encountered etc. It has always made me...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 02 May 2021, 20:33
Replies: 8
Views: 2,207
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Reminds me of Volfied or Qix

Reminds me of Volfied or Qix
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 April 2021, 23:57
Replies: 59
Views: 7,044
Posted By Keops/Equinox
The lazy devs argument is simplistic, I read it...

The lazy devs argument is simplistic, I read it too often.

When you make games for a living, you have to keep something in mind: your game must make more money than it cost, or you simply go...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 April 2021, 19:17
Replies: 123
Views: 22,052
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Superb work. Rygar was one my favorite...

Superb work.


Rygar was one my favorite arcade games when I was a kid, I spent countless coins on that cabinet. I would have loved to have that version at home back then ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 April 2021, 21:35
Replies: 38
Views: 3,588
Posted By Keops/Equinox
VladR: yeah sorry if it was not clear, you are...

VladR: yeah sorry if it was not clear, you are right, it would be faster. I meant overall, it would probably not double the framerate for that game, because of many other factors (like computing...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 April 2021, 20:18
Replies: 38
Views: 3,588
Posted By Keops/Equinox
This video really makes me uncomfortable. 15...

This video really makes me uncomfortable. 15 minutes repeating endlessly the word "shit" and throwing some at the authors without the slightest pragmatic analysis of what's actually going on on...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 April 2021, 01:06
Replies: 194
Views: 14,082
Posted By Keops/Equinox
That's good for you. On my side, I was a kid, it...

That's good for you. On my side, I was a kid, it took years of savings and I was happy to be able to get an affordable ST before getting an Amiga later on.

Anyway, your question is now answered.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 April 2021, 01:00
Replies: 194
Views: 14,082
Posted By Keops/Equinox
It's a way to see things when you have the money...

It's a way to see things when you have the money and can afford the luxury. However, in 1985, it was not the case for most people.

Thanks to that aggressive price, a lot of people could get a new...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 April 2021, 23:53
Replies: 194
Views: 14,082
Posted By Keops/Equinox
For the same reason listed above: the cost. ...

For the same reason listed above: the cost.

The ST was designed as an affordable home computer, simple to use, no disk required on boot for the OS or anything, no extra cost and just off the shelf...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 April 2021, 16:30
Replies: 194
Views: 14,082
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Then you need to listen to the right tunes. 8 16...

Then you need to listen to the right tunes. 8 16 or 32 voices, when used properly, the result is amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPcQBQtcq4 (PC, 1993)
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 March 2021, 00:13
Replies: 194
Views: 14,082
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Jizmo: same here, I spent countless hours...

Jizmo: same here, I spent countless hours listening to the B.I.G demo when I was a kid, it was kind of magic for me back then :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 March 2021, 22:42
Replies: 194
Views: 14,082
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Back to the initial post: it's probably a matter...

Back to the initial post: it's probably a matter of taste but I love the sound of the YM.

Also, comparing apples to oranges is pointless and it takes context.

Back in 1985, the ST was meant to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 15:56
Replies: 194
Views: 14,082
Posted By Keops/Equinox
https://maidavale.org/blog/ay-ym-differences/ ...

https://maidavale.org/blog/ay-ym-differences/

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=7571
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 15:35
Replies: 194
Views: 14,082
Posted By Keops/Equinox
I don't know, you are the one who created that...

I don't know, you are the one who created that thread, yet you keep talking about the AY instead of the YM :)

They are VERY similar, not identical though
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 15:12
Replies: 194
Views: 14,082
Posted By Keops/Equinox
People definitely managed to get interesting...

People definitely managed to get interesting sounds from the YM with time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_9rDlos0g4#t=0m25s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl7914giLTI
...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 March 2021, 16:13
Replies: 39
Views: 2,913
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Excellent stuff as usual Leonard.

Excellent stuff as usual Leonard.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 February 2021, 20:50
Replies: 297
Views: 50,791
Posted By Keops/Equinox
It's not specific to STE, it's a trick coming...

It's not specific to STE, it's a trick coming from the demoscene. You can remove the lower border by switching to 60Hz for a short moment at the last line of the normal screen. No games made use of...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 February 2021, 19:53
Replies: 24
Views: 6,962
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Steve Bak was one of the rare developer's names I...

Steve Bak was one of the rare developer's names I knew when I was a kid, I admired him a lot. RIP Mr Bak.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 January 2018, 03:12
Replies: 11
Views: 2,983
Posted By Keops/Equinox
I use Ziplock bags and it seems to protect them...

I use Ziplock bags and it seems to protect them well so far (dust, humidity etc)

https://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/19/11/36/64/baseme10.jpg
Forum: request.Other 19 March 2016, 16:00
Replies: 2
Views: 1,703
Posted By Keops/Equinox
I have one in my collection, I will to take a...

I have one in my collection, I will to take a photo soon. I also have the Psygnosis one, I am not sure where the latter comes from, it might have been in an edition of Shadow Of The Beast 2 (small...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 December 2015, 05:32
Replies: 85
Views: 11,613
Posted By Keops/Equinox
NEVER deal with this guy (BastiBS or Sebastian...

NEVER deal with this guy (BastiBS or Sebastian Jochmann as mentioned on his eBay page), ever.

Some of his games are counterfeit, he is dishonest and his prices are totally insane.

He will also...
Forum: MarketPlace 01 December 2015, 03:35
Replies: 8
Views: 2,666
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Are there original games in there? If so, do you...

Are there original games in there? If so, do you have a photo or a list?

Thank you
Forum: MarketPlace 12 November 2015, 04:53
Replies: 10
Views: 2,347
Posted By Keops/Equinox
You don't have the Zak Mc Kraken disks in there...

You don't have the Zak Mc Kraken disks in there by any chance? ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 July 2015, 21:04
Replies: 709
Views: 195,144
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Thank you for this thread, it helps me sort my...

Thank you for this thread, it helps me sort my Atari ST and Amiga collections ;)

By the way, you might want to add Bob Winner from Loriciel to that list.

For those interested, I posted dozens...
Forum: request.Demos 15 July 2011, 23:05
Replies: 6
Views: 2,285
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Reminds me of this one for some reason:...

Reminds me of this one for some reason: http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=7067

http://www.pouet.net/screenshots/7067.png
Forum: request.Demos 14 January 2011, 06:24
Replies: 72
Views: 29,479
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Kefrens Megademo 5 ...

Kefrens Megademo 5

http://www.pouet.net/screenshots/14523.jpg

Sodan Party demo by Megaforce

http://www.pouet.net/screenshots/27016.jpg

Turrican musicdisk by Andromeda
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2010, 05:28
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By Keops/Equinox
Welcome ;)

Welcome ;)
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