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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 August 2019, 22:59
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Posted By Devo
I've been on an assassin's creed kick lately -...

I've been on an assassin's creed kick lately - AC: Unity, AC: Origins, and now AC IV: Black Flag. All very enjoyable though the latest ones, including Origins and Odyssey are dumbed down somewhat...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 March 2019, 15:39
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By Devo
:laughing

:laughing
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 March 2019, 13:59
Replies: 71
Views: 8,999
Posted By Devo
Now there's a happy storybook ending if ever...

Now there's a happy storybook ending if ever there was one. I hope the C64 Mini becomes a HUGE success. That will just broaden the community further and result in MORE new games, apps and support...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 March 2019, 21:44
Replies: 71
Views: 8,999
Posted By Devo
But Torti, don't hold back, tell us what you...

But Torti, don't hold back, tell us what you really think of the C64 mini? ;) I was kind of excited when i saw all the hype about it, especially with the firmware updates that let you bring your own...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 March 2019, 16:08
Replies: 246
Views: 17,991
Posted By Devo
I tried the CRT-Guest.r-Dr.Venom shader a while...

I tried the CRT-Guest.r-Dr.Venom shader a while back but it had a glow to it that I didn't care for and more prominent scanlines than I like so I went back to the good ol' crt-easymode. I know all...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 March 2019, 15:56
Replies: 124
Views: 14,281
Posted By Devo
Okay, well I heard one guy say it was much more...

Okay, well I heard one guy say it was much more colorful, and he probably had Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome due to his alcoholism and/or encroaching senility :laughing
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 March 2019, 14:38
Replies: 124
Views: 14,281
Posted By Devo
Never experienced the Speccy, even in emulation,...

Never experienced the Speccy, even in emulation, but I always heard it had a really colorful color palette when compared to the C64. However, it's usually your first computer that you tend to have...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 March 2019, 14:19
Replies: 37
Views: 2,133
Posted By Devo
Well, then thank goodness I only do the C64 in...

Well, then thank goodness I only do the C64 in emulation now (Retroarch VICE x64 libretro), because I suspect that with the colodore external color palette it's now finally far superior to the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2019, 14:35
Replies: 246
Views: 17,991
Posted By Devo
I use CRT-Geom for the SVN build of DOSBox and it...

I use CRT-Geom for the SVN build of DOSBox and it looks fantastic... most of the time. It seems to simulate standard VGA CRT monitors very very well but looks wrong with many SVGA games. I dislike...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2019, 05:37
Replies: 37
Views: 2,133
Posted By Devo
Oh, oh! I have one! The Commodore Plus/4 was...

Oh, oh! I have one! The Commodore Plus/4 was referred to as the Commodore "Minus/60" in the States where it fell flat on its face for being incompatible with C64 software/hardware. But apparently...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2019, 03:42
Replies: 246
Views: 17,991
Posted By Devo
I use the CRT-easymode shader for most of the...

I use the CRT-easymode shader for most of the 8-bit/16-bit emulator cores in Retroarch and for the most part most systems look great. The C64 VICE x64 core however is sometimes "off" with this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 March 2019, 19:23
Replies: 27
Views: 1,493
Posted By Devo
I've morphed into a couch-blobule-like-being so I...

I've morphed into a couch-blobule-like-being so I only use a Sony DS4 bluetooth controller for all my retro gaming. I actually yearn for the days of my ancient Atari 2600 joystick with the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 March 2019, 17:03
Replies: 529
Views: 68,997
Posted By Devo
I was checking out Starflight on the VICE x64...

I was checking out Starflight on the VICE x64 core yesterday. I wanted to play the whole thing. I never got to finish it back in 1990 or so because my copy ended up having corrupt disks. I tried...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 March 2019, 16:48
Replies: 37
Views: 2,133
Posted By Devo
I saw this nick yesterday for the first time. ...

I saw this nick yesterday for the first time. Though it's insulting, it is pretty funny. Reminds me of a alternative rock DJ friend of mine back in the 80s that referred to the rock group Depeche...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 March 2019, 16:31
Replies: 529
Views: 68,997
Posted By Devo
I was just playing the first lvl of the original...

I was just playing the first lvl of the original yesterday. It does have a lot of charm. Proof that gameplay is everything and that graphics- eh, not so much.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 February 2019, 06:58
Replies: 4,087
Views: 706,329
Posted By Devo
I'm just about to start Bard's Tale III...

I'm just about to start Bard's Tale III Remastered. Finished up Bard's Tale I Remastered about a month ago, then started Bard's Tale II Remastered, was steamrolling this difficult game with a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 February 2019, 06:32
Replies: 529
Views: 68,997
Posted By Devo
Wow, now those are some deep reds! Much better...

Wow, now those are some deep reds! Much better than the default value. I like a nice deep blood red :D Good work, man. I might even use colodore for my NTSC palette now, though it seems to mess...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 27 February 2019, 19:51
Replies: 89
Views: 6,491
Posted By Devo
Couldn't find a TV thread so I'm posting this...

Couldn't find a TV thread so I'm posting this here. Guys, you have to get the DVD boxed set of the Boris Karloff hosted series Thriller (1961-62). After that awkward first half of season one which...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 February 2019, 19:12
Replies: 529
Views: 68,997
Posted By Devo
Ah, the days of S-video. It was high def but not...

Ah, the days of S-video. It was high def but not too high def. But with these newfangled 2k, 3k 4k and beyond resolutions today and super-HDMI, it's almost ridiculous. To paraphrase a proverb,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 February 2019, 18:55
Replies: 40
Views: 1,167
Posted By Devo
Actually it all comes back to me now after...

Actually it all comes back to me now after reading the above post(s). I did use my left hand to push the button (there was only one button on the Atari 2600 joystick... it made life so simple and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 February 2019, 17:21
Replies: 40
Views: 1,167
Posted By Devo
When I had a joystick, I always held it in my...

When I had a joystick, I always held it in my left hand and using my right to madly push the buttons buttons like the mad chimp that I am. I have a thrustmaster T1600 flightstick but I never use it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 February 2019, 15:52
Replies: 529
Views: 68,997
Posted By Devo
Thanks again for all your help. It seems a lot...

Thanks again for all your help. It seems a lot of work but I have such intense nostalgia for the C64, having owned one in the late 80s/early 90s and discovering that it was my favorite computer of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 February 2019, 04:54
Replies: 529
Views: 68,997
Posted By Devo
Haha, yeah, that was the problem. I suspected I...

Haha, yeah, that was the problem. I suspected I had to install that vpl file somewhere in Retroarch just wasn't sure where. Wow, that is a bright color palette! Might be too bright for my taste,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 February 2019, 03:25
Replies: 529
Views: 68,997
Posted By Devo
Yeah, for whatever reason, I just get a black...

Yeah, for whatever reason, I just get a black screen (the game audio works, however) when I load that colodore external palette though all the other palettes work. I even did fresh installs of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 February 2019, 19:39
Replies: 529
Views: 68,997
Posted By Devo
Hmm. I get a black screen with colodore even...

Hmm. I get a black screen with colodore even with an earlier build of Retroarch. Using the Vulcan driver (for some reason GL crashes my Retroarch when I go to load a C64 rom) . What VICE model are...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 February 2019, 18:54
Replies: 529
Views: 68,997
Posted By Devo
Alas, I just tried running the colodore palette...

Alas, I just tried running the colodore palette in VICE x64 with both PAL & NTSC and all I get is a black screen. Wondering if it's a bug. I imagine it might be since the VICE cores are relatively...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 February 2019, 18:08
Replies: 529
Views: 68,997
Posted By Devo
Hello there, Retro Nerd. Speaking of external...

Hello there, Retro Nerd. Speaking of external color palettes for VICE x64, is there anything that's truly comparable to the Sony NTSC pepto palette for PAL? That's one other thing I'm not crazy...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 February 2019, 17:50
Replies: 529
Views: 68,997
Posted By Devo
The VICE x64 core for RetroArch is great! Now...

The VICE x64 core for RetroArch is great! Now that I got flipfiles figured out and everything is automatically configured for DS4/Xbox controllers C64 emulation with disk swapping and proper...
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