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Forum: Amiga scene 13 December 2012, 01:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,633
Posted By Siggy999
I like what he's saying about taking an old...

I like what he's saying about taking an old classic and rethinking it. I agree that many games have mechanics that haven't been explored fully. And a lot of that comes with the success of a games...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 December 2012, 20:40
Replies: 11
Views: 3,503
Posted By Siggy999
Interesting find on indigames.com

Amiga OCS Pick: Sqrxz 2 (Retroguru) (http://indiegames.com/2012/12/amiga_ocs_pick_sqrxz_2_retrogu.html)

December 11, 2012 2:00 PM | Danny Cowan (http://twitter.com/sardoose)
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Forum: Amiga websites reviews 25 March 2012, 15:45
Replies: 613
Views: 85,218
Posted By Siggy999
*shakes head* I just don't 'get it'. The...

*shakes head*

I just don't 'get it'. The only business plan I can see in action seems to be to get older nostalgic enthusiasts to overpay for a PC in a custom case... wouldn't a smarter move have...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 09 March 2012, 00:14
Replies: 613
Views: 85,218
Posted By Siggy999
I was under the impression that amigakit were...

I was under the impression that amigakit were stocking the x1000.

I could be mistaken, but if I (and I don't) have 2 grand, that would be the direction I'd take.

Then again, in the x1000 thread...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 08 March 2012, 00:17
Replies: 613
Views: 85,218
Posted By Siggy999
Yeah.... *IF* (and that's a big IF) I had...

Yeah....

*IF* (and that's a big IF) I had that kind of money to spare on what is essentially pleasant nostalgia, I'd be buying amikit's offering with os4. That would seem like a better road to...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2012, 23:49
Replies: 505
Views: 56,647
Posted By Siggy999
Looking quite slick! I was doing some...

Looking quite slick!

I was doing some prototyping and doing some tools for something in blitz last week (to try and get more hands on with it) after looking over this, I might just continue with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 February 2012, 22:18
Replies: 181
Views: 32,576
Posted By Siggy999
I thought it was originally on the Amiga.. I...

I thought it was originally on the Amiga.. I might be wrong (as to which machine it was on first), but It was certainly on the Amiga:

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=1238
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2012, 05:37
Replies: 223
Views: 35,001
Posted By Siggy999
I feel the same way. It's still way too...

I feel the same way. It's still way too expensive for me.

I'd imagine the first 100 boards would sell easily - I'd have to assume there are more than 100 people in a worldwide fan base with the...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 October 2011, 17:59
Replies: 62
Views: 6,484
Posted By Siggy999
Between 3-400 USD I'd save the sheckles and try...

Between 3-400 USD I'd save the sheckles and try and make that happen.

$500 and over is a little rich for my blood nowadays.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 September 2011, 17:18
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By Siggy999
It's a different experience, yes, but that's not...

It's a different experience, yes, but that's not a bad thing really. I really enjoy firing up my 2000 and doing things with it, it has a great feel to it. Whereas the emulator gives me a slightly...
Forum: Coders. General 07 September 2011, 16:54
Replies: 32
Views: 7,188
Posted By Siggy999
I test my stuff on my real amiga regularly, just...

I test my stuff on my real amiga regularly, just to make sure I'm doing things right. I've made mistakes in the past that emulation didn't mind - or my I had my settings cranked up to play something...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 23 August 2011, 07:40
Replies: 13
Views: 3,023
Posted By Siggy999
Source code can be found on the authors website: ...

Source code can be found on the authors website:

http://monkeyfighter.com/bikerbabe.html
Forum: News 22 August 2011, 17:11
Replies: 65
Views: 14,655
Posted By Siggy999
So, what's stopping you from doing it yourself? ...

So, what's stopping you from doing it yourself?

If Minuous wants to work on Aweb, more power to him! I wish him every success. Trying to convince him NOT to (for whatever reasons) won't magically...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 22 August 2011, 00:10
Replies: 3
Views: 2,424
Posted By Siggy999
I don't think it's bothering it, more trying to...

I don't think it's bothering it, more trying to do you a favor.

'Hey, you have this statement here you don't need.. I can just do nothing and it will be more efficient'

You're just 'branching'...
Forum: Coders. General 21 August 2011, 09:54
Replies: 42
Views: 8,429
Posted By Siggy999
Yes, I got back into it 3 years ago, I've been...

Yes, I got back into it 3 years ago, I've been spending that time re-learning assembly and trying to get back into writing games. I've hit several stumbling blocks, and my free time isn't what it...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 August 2011, 21:01
Replies: 223
Views: 35,001
Posted By Siggy999
This is nearly $2,500 US (where I am)... plus...

This is nearly $2,500 US (where I am)... plus Shipping.

Putting that in perspective, since moving to rural Georgia to work from home an raise my kids - that's 5 months rent, or a second hand...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 16 August 2011, 20:49
Replies: 613
Views: 85,218
Posted By Siggy999
Oh I agree, if I'm going to spend that amount of...

Oh I agree, if I'm going to spend that amount of money on processor (and I will be in a few months to upgrade my wifes computer - she works developing 3d models and content), not spending at least an...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 16 August 2011, 20:22
Replies: 613
Views: 85,218
Posted By Siggy999
I'm not buying that board, nor would I - nor am I...

I'm not buying that board, nor would I - nor am I thinking of getting their c64 case (as I've stated much earlier in this thread) - I was simply replying to the poster that asked for an example of a...
Forum: Coders. General 16 August 2011, 10:30
Replies: 7
Views: 2,817
Posted By Siggy999
I mess around in assembly, but I've had a look at...

I mess around in assembly, but I've had a look at Blitz and tinker with it for doing small bits n pieces.
You can get some immediate results (which is always good when you start looking into...
Forum: Coders. General 16 August 2011, 08:46
Replies: 5
Views: 2,113
Posted By Siggy999
I know Piru's startup.asm creates an input...

I know Piru's startup.asm creates an input handler to swallow input so it doesn't drop through to the cli.

A link to it here:

http://www.sintonen.fi/src/hwstartup/hwstartup.asm

I picked up a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 August 2011, 19:59
Replies: 6,530
Views: 1,299,052
Posted By Siggy999
I doubt you'd be interested in sending it to...

I doubt you'd be interested in sending it to Georgia in the U.S. :(

(actually I'd be very surprised if you had a problem getting rid of it for that price around here)
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 14 August 2011, 19:55
Replies: 613
Views: 85,218
Posted By Siggy999
This one is...

This one is (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121402)

Intel BLKDH57JG LGA 1156 Intel H57 HDMI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard 10-Pack


...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 August 2011, 06:03
Replies: 300
Views: 31,974
Posted By Siggy999
I was a fan of 2000ad comics - so Sigmund Droid...

I was a fan of 2000ad comics - so Sigmund Droid was my old bbs name from the c64 days. When paradroid was released I pretty much locked myself away for 3 weekends straight playing constantly till I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 August 2011, 04:47
Replies: 670
Views: 66,816
Posted By Siggy999
I own a 2000. I put it together over a couple of...

I own a 2000. I put it together over a couple of years, and am still working on it. I have maybe a gig of space across 3 drives. I had to mod the motherboard and change out some chips to run WB...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 August 2011, 01:46
Replies: 223
Views: 35,001
Posted By Siggy999
Just needs more developers... I wouldn't mind...

Just needs more developers... I wouldn't mind giving it a try to tell the truth, but releasing it on esoteric and expensive hardware locks a lot of people out. This just isn't the way to attract the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 August 2011, 21:39
Replies: 133
Views: 11,479
Posted By Siggy999
I came from an old Challenger computer in the...

I came from an old Challenger computer in the 70's that used a tape recorder with plugs that went into the earphone and mic sockets - the thing would print out your program as it loaded, about the...
Forum: Coders. General 07 August 2011, 17:13
Replies: 41
Views: 70,389
Posted By Siggy999
So glad to hear :) I had the free time to power...

So glad to hear :) I had the free time to power up my Ami for a bit of mucking around the other day (as I'm waiting for a new processor for my main computer, which I store my pdf's on... I HAVE to...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 August 2011, 16:34
Replies: 223
Views: 35,001
Posted By Siggy999
Bit too rich for my blood! I have a hard enough...

Bit too rich for my blood! I have a hard enough time squirreling the $$$ away to continue restoring my A2000.

Although I admire the spirit in which they're working to put out the machine, I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 May 2011, 03:47
Replies: 62
Views: 10,987
Posted By Siggy999
I hear you. My Twins just turned 1yr old.. the...

I hear you. My Twins just turned 1yr old.. the last 4 months has had just about everything else go to a standstill.
Forum: News 09 May 2011, 14:00
Replies: 25
Views: 4,229
Posted By Siggy999
Good news for those with the setups that can run...

Good news for those with the setups that can run it.

For me - the only *real* Ami I have is a 2000, back when I had some fundage for hobbies I tried to get a 1200 on ebay, but with not much luck...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2011, 14:41
Replies: 112
Views: 9,079
Posted By Siggy999
Nearly 800 bucks for the c64? My God! That's...

Nearly 800 bucks for the c64?

My God! That's more than I paid for my original c64 and a the disk drive back in the day - brand new.

More than I paid for my SX-64.

That's just insane! That...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2011, 13:44
Replies: 112
Views: 9,079
Posted By Siggy999
Just a stab in the dark (and being on the other...

Just a stab in the dark (and being on the other side of the pond, I forget a day forward, or a day backwards) - but what day was this advert 'discovered'?

:)
Forum: Coders. General 15 March 2011, 20:23
Replies: 7
Views: 2,875
Posted By Siggy999
I did not know this! Thanks for the heads up!

I did not know this! Thanks for the heads up!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 March 2011, 08:07
Replies: 200
Views: 16,290
Posted By Siggy999
I know I also used to track down cracked versions...

I know I also used to track down cracked versions for games I owned (a practice I started doing when I had a c64) to cut down on the knock-bump-grind and other horrible noises that came out of my...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 March 2011, 05:18
Replies: 12
Views: 2,729
Posted By Siggy999
Man I wanted one of those back in the day - but...

Man I wanted one of those back in the day - but could never find anywhere selling one in Sydney, or anyone willing to order it in.

In the end I ended up getting a bit of kit that let me put an IDE...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 March 2011, 15:04
Replies: 200
Views: 16,290
Posted By Siggy999
When I got my Amiga, I had very limited funds and...

When I got my Amiga, I had very limited funds and the machine itself cost me 1000 Aus $. I was doing my first year in the Army - in the signals corps, looking at another 1/2 year on a trainee pay....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 March 2011, 08:44
Replies: 200
Views: 16,290
Posted By Siggy999
hahaha I guess in a way I am :P Overall in the...

hahaha I guess in a way I am :P Overall in the grand scope of things? Who knows, I can only really cite what I had personal experience with.

I used to subscribe to the 'piracy killed the Amiga'...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 March 2011, 03:20
Replies: 200
Views: 16,290
Posted By Siggy999
10 years ago I might have just agreed with the...

10 years ago I might have just agreed with the piracy causation. On the surface of it, it makes some sense.

That a game pirated is one less sold, thus one less payment to the publisher and...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2011, 13:53
Replies: 20
Views: 2,735
Posted By Siggy999
When there's no more money to be had.

When there's no more money to be had.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 February 2011, 13:04
Replies: 12
Views: 1,591
Posted By Siggy999
One of my fave 64 games of all time.

One of my fave 64 games of all time.
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