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Forum: Looking for a game name ? 04 November 2018, 08:56
Replies: 106
Views: 23,598
Posted By DrBong
Well done and just wow! :cool:cool:cool ...

Well done and just wow! :cool:cool:cool



We can only hope! ;)
Forum: support.Apps 04 November 2018, 08:47
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By DrBong
VirusZ III (which uses xvs.library) gets my vote!...

VirusZ III (which uses xvs.library) gets my vote!

https://www.vht-dk.dk/amiga/download.htm
Forum: Amiga scene 01 November 2018, 11:42
Replies: 42
Views: 1,881
Posted By DrBong
8" floppy disk - requires an old PET disk drive...

8" floppy disk - requires an old PET disk drive and a custom-made C= PET-to-Amiga IEEE adapter cable! :agree
...
Forum: OT - General 29 October 2018, 21:27
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By DrBong
Aww geez, let's hope Anubis doesn't pop out of...

Aww geez, let's hope Anubis doesn't pop out of your b'day cake! :D Happy b'day anyway Double D! :xmas
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 29 October 2018, 21:23
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By DrBong
Very cool rendition of the original soundtrack!...

Very cool rendition of the original soundtrack! :cool
Forum: Member Introductions 29 October 2018, 03:10
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By DrBong
Glad to see you back mate and good to know you...

Glad to see you back mate and good to know you haven't forgotten the old Galaxynet days (or me)!!! :cool

You know, every time I boot up any of my Amiga set-ups.....I'm reminded of you. I've used...
Forum: Games images which need to be WHDified 29 October 2018, 02:17
Replies: 44
Views: 2,586
Posted By DrBong
We know Jeff, we know! ;) It's good to know that...

We know Jeff, we know! ;) It's good to know that some things haven't changed all these years later since the early days of JST and before!!! :D
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 27 October 2018, 11:18
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By DrBong
@earok Who did the music?! Love it! :cool The...

@earok
Who did the music?! Love it! :cool The game itself is how, I imagine, a FPS version of Damage (https://is.gd/6nJRHI) might've been done.
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 24 October 2018, 01:47
Replies: 262
Views: 11,869
Posted By DrBong
I'm having a rest! ;) I've got too many...

I'm having a rest! ;)

I've got too many work/family/social commitments atm.....besides that, I'm still too scared to go into my garage to look for more games on your list!!! :shocked:help:agree
Forum: Member Introductions 24 October 2018, 00:43
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By DrBong
Welcome back Sascha (Sasha?) !! :cool Do you find...

Welcome back Sascha (Sasha?) !! :cool Do you find diGiTAL cORRUPTiON mYSTERiOUS??!! :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 October 2018, 00:33
Replies: 143
Views: 7,021
Posted By DrBong
An Aussie internet service provider (iiNet) here...

An Aussie internet service provider (iiNet) here a few years ago named their flagship modem/VOIP unit "BOB" (they had two generations - the BOB1 and BOB2 modems :D). From a pure marketing POV, it was...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 October 2018, 23:07
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By DrBong
.....or a Tramiel whisperer! In your face...

.....or a Tramiel whisperer! In your face Sinclair and Sugar!!! :guru

Tramiel made computers as tough as him (well....everything before the Atari ST, at least! :D).
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 October 2018, 22:30
Replies: 67
Views: 3,237
Posted By DrBong
That's another selective example, for mine. The...

That's another selective example, for mine. The conversions need to be looked at on balance in order to reduce bias and form a more objective opinion. As you said, Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 October 2018, 01:49
Replies: 67
Views: 3,237
Posted By DrBong
Well, I wasn't just talking about the Amiga's...

Well, I wasn't just talking about the Amiga's graphical capabilities - Lucasfilm, for instance, made a concerted effort with sound on a fair few of their Ami conversions.

I think you're being a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 October 2018, 16:05
Replies: 67
Views: 3,237
Posted By DrBong
Spot-on! :cool I think it's a bit unfair...

Spot-on! :cool I think it's a bit unfair comparing the standard Amiga conversion of the MI games to non-standard PC set-ups of the period; more so, if you're comparing the Ami conversions to obscure...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 October 2018, 23:10
Replies: 67
Views: 3,237
Posted By DrBong
I hear ya, but it's not like this is Hewitson's...

I hear ya, but it's not like this is Hewitson's first rodeo on EAB! ;) Good coffee or alcohol may help when reading threads like this! :lol He's not known for having "mainstream" opinions, though,...
Forum: project.EAB 20 October 2018, 23:01
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By DrBong
.....and that's on a slow day for DoubleD! He's...

.....and that's on a slow day for DoubleD! He's the quickest keystroker in the west!!! :agree Oooh, that's sounds a bit rude....doesn't it??!! :laughing:cool:laughing
Forum: News 20 October 2018, 22:41
Replies: 61
Views: 8,119
Posted By DrBong
Thanks for all your opinions gents - much...

Thanks for all your opinions gents - much appreciated! :cool I always enjoyed David Pleasance's interviews and guest columns in the mags back in the day too (and the contributions from Dave Haynie...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 October 2018, 22:33
Replies: 67
Views: 3,237
Posted By DrBong
Yep, but the point Hewitson is trying to make is...

Yep, but the point Hewitson is trying to make is that he generally likes the MI games......but thinks that the Amiga release in each case is a poor man's PC conversion, much like Sierra's PC ports of...
Forum: News 20 October 2018, 00:27
Replies: 61
Views: 8,119
Posted By DrBong
Thanks for the ultra-quick reply Rob! :great Good...

Thanks for the ultra-quick reply Rob! :great Good to know that you've received your copy at least. Has it been long since it landed in the mail there? Looks like it's only been available to...
Forum: News 20 October 2018, 00:17
Replies: 61
Views: 8,119
Posted By DrBong
I'm gobsmacked that no-one on EAB has commented...

I'm gobsmacked that no-one on EAB has commented on whether they received their copy of the book and what they thought of it. Have I missed something? Is it worth buying?! Does it differ from Petro's...
Forum: support.Apps 20 October 2018, 00:00
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By DrBong
Angus, Angus, Angus.....me old saw! :D Long time...

Angus, Angus, Angus.....me old saw! :D Long time no see in these parts!!! Hope you, the missus 'n' the cats are all well.

Anyway, there are a few options for beginners when it comes to 3D packages...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 October 2018, 14:44
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By DrBong
@xboxown Yep, a custom case produced with a 3D...

@xboxown
Yep, a custom case produced with a 3D printer would be the best solution for a sidecar to house the Z-500 adapter.

In terms of a commercial and more elaborate solution (i.e. a whole...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 11 October 2018, 14:21
Replies: 262
Views: 11,869
Posted By DrBong
Cool, you started a great thread here! :) I know...

Cool, you started a great thread here! :) I know Barry's loving it.....he's been dancing around at home like one funky banana!!! :D
...
Forum: support.Games 11 October 2018, 14:14
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By DrBong
No problems, sometimes the answers to mysteries...

No problems, sometimes the answers to mysteries in life reveal themselves in time! ;)

I have 2-3 boxed copies of Pirates! somewhere here at home. If I find that I have the final release v832.04,...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 11 October 2018, 01:28
Replies: 262
Views: 11,869
Posted By DrBong
@Tweeky I want your boxed Euro release of...

@Tweeky
I want your boxed Euro release of Skyfox II !!! ;) I thought I had one in the collection, but nope!! :crazy

@haynor
We're almost down to 60 games on your MIA list. Are you having fun...
Forum: MarketPlace 11 October 2018, 01:05
Replies: 37
Views: 2,042
Posted By DrBong
Yeh, I think the sheer size alone would be worth...

Yeh, I think the sheer size alone would be worth a photo or two!

Besides, I can't help but wonder if there are any cracks or copies of obscure American games like Monkey Business...
Forum: HOL news 11 October 2018, 00:42
Replies: 219
Views: 13,514
Posted By DrBong
Don't delude yourself into thinking that you've...

Don't delude yourself into thinking that you've been trying to help anyone but yourself here, or that you've been utterly polite and well-mannered about it. You've been rude and abrupt before without...
Forum: HOL news 11 October 2018, 00:27
Replies: 219
Views: 13,514
Posted By DrBong
@TjLaZer Yep, that's what I have in...

@TjLaZer
Yep, that's what I have in mind.....make contact with Ron Fortier and other Amiga coders from '85 like Brian Moriarty (ex-Infocom), Bill/Rebecca Heineman and Brian Fargo (ex-Activision),...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 23:40
Replies: 219
Views: 13,514
Posted By DrBong
There are a few more posts than what's above...

There are a few more posts than what's above where you say that EA *must* have released the first ever commercial game for the Amiga, but I'm sure people get the idea and, frankly, I'm more...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 23:06
Replies: 219
Views: 13,514
Posted By DrBong
Yep, my mistake.....thought you were referring to...

Yep, my mistake.....thought you were referring to Amiga World. Same principles apply in post #163, though, about the vagaries of mags and why mail-order/indie games like Monkey Business didn't need...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 22:49
Replies: 219
Views: 13,514
Posted By DrBong
Specifically addressed in post #143...

Specifically addressed in post #143 (http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1275445&postcount=143).



Again, the possible reasons why are addressed in post #143...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 10 October 2018, 21:48
Replies: 262
Views: 11,869
Posted By DrBong
Merci Denis! :great:great:great The two games...

Merci Denis! :great:great:great The two games above are.....in the Zone. Enjoy!
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 21:37
Replies: 219
Views: 13,514
Posted By DrBong
@niobyte We'll probably never really know for...

@niobyte
We'll probably never really know for sure, even if we were to ask all those early coders about when their games were released. A few would've worked on a bunch of projects at the same time,...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 20:52
Replies: 219
Views: 13,514
Posted By DrBong
Simply not true - I provided the link to the Mac...

Simply not true - I provided the link to the Mac advert in post #69.

https://is.gd/a7x0fa



A mail-order game (or any game stocked on a computer store shelf, for that matter) doesn't need to...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 19:39
Replies: 219
Views: 13,514
Posted By DrBong
Post Apologies for another long, boring post peeps! :(...

Apologies for another long, boring post peeps! :( My next post should more than make up for it, though!! ;)



How do you know whether they were originals or cracks? The person who made the...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 06:15
Replies: 219
Views: 13,514
Posted By DrBong
You lack the courage of your convictions. You've...

You lack the courage of your convictions. You've said many times that it *must* be an EA game that was first released on the Amiga, yet you are not confident enough to make a bet on it....
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 03:00
Replies: 219
Views: 13,514
Posted By DrBong
@Don_Adan How much money would you like to bet...

@Don_Adan
How much money would you like to bet that an EA game as opposed to Monkey Business or a text/graphics adventure type game (e.g. Wishbringer, Hacker, Mindshadow) made it out first on the...
Forum: OT - General 10 October 2018, 02:26
Replies: 42
Views: 2,230
Posted By DrBong
Hehe, not bad, not bad.....but I was thinking...

Hehe, not bad, not bad.....but I was thinking more along the lines of this! :D

http://thefw.com/files/2013/02/Mario-and-Peach.jpg?w=980&q=75
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 02:14
Replies: 219
Views: 13,514
Posted By DrBong
Sorry mate, I forgot to answer your...

Sorry mate, I forgot to answer your question.....yep, I'm ancient and remember surfing the Lazarus website amongst others back in '97 using Voyager, AWeb and IBrowse on my A4000 (still do on the odd...
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