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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 October 2022, 17:04
Replies: 31
Views: 1,932
Posted By dreadnought
It's true that meaningful use of physics has been...

It's true that meaningful use of physics has been largerly abandoned or at least relegated to some tired tropes (psi power that will pick a box up, etc...). Same happened to AI, emergent gameplay,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 October 2022, 12:58
Replies: 26
Views: 1,020
Posted By dreadnought
At least in older phones you could open it and...

At least in older phones you could open it and change the swollen battery, which was often the reason for it dying, or generally do some repairs, maybe even put in bigger memory card...(crazy idea, I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 October 2022, 12:24
Replies: 26
Views: 1,020
Posted By dreadnought
I still use Galaxy S4 as my main phone. For kids...

I still use Galaxy S4 as my main phone. For kids these days this is probably not even "retro", but "ancient".

@Daedalus: wow, that's a kind of a dream job I wouldn't mind having for a year or...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 October 2022, 11:48
Replies: 263
Views: 23,732
Posted By dreadnought
Thank you for bringing these extremely classy and...

Thank you for bringing these extremely classy and sophisticated arguments to our uncouth board :D
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 23 October 2022, 13:21
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By dreadnought
Lol. I guess the good people of Munich know a...

Lol. I guess the good people of Munich know a thing or two about these.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 October 2022, 14:32
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By dreadnought
You said you played it in 2005 first and found it...

You said you played it in 2005 first and found it dull, don't you think the date and perception going with it could affect this judgement somewhat?


And, again, Castle Master is not really (1990)...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 October 2022, 13:49
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By dreadnought
On Amiga it wasn't really that impressive because...

On Amiga it wasn't really that impressive because of other games but on 8-bit it was still a revelation. Plus you have to remeber it was running on an "ancient" 3 year old engine which back then was...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 October 2022, 11:52
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By dreadnought
It's still impressive as all get out. It just...

It's still impressive as all get out. It just have to be apporached with a retro mindset, not the Cyberpunk 2077 one ;)
Forum: News 17 October 2022, 13:55
Replies: 215
Views: 38,322
Posted By dreadnought
I'm sure it will only get better, but my main...

I'm sure it will only get better, but my main point is that I don't think it should be a mandatory feature. Most people these days use CF/SD based solutions for real hardware HDD and on emulation...
Forum: News 17 October 2022, 13:06
Replies: 215
Views: 38,322
Posted By dreadnought
Did somebody call me? :cool Yeah,...

Did somebody call me? :cool



Yeah, it's rather disappointing to read about this install method, it sounds rather convoluted. In fact the online requirement was one of the reasons I failed as a...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 October 2022, 17:33
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By dreadnought
Good ol' MiST still a pretty good deal at 225...

Good ol' MiST still a pretty good deal at 225 USD. Though I don't care about HDMI, so my perception is a bit skewed...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2022, 14:57
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By dreadnought
I used to think they have Sanwa parts, because...

I used to think they have Sanwa parts, because many sellers claimed so, but I either misread it back then or they have changed descriptions (most likely the former). It's be impossible for this price...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 16 October 2022, 07:27
Replies: 24
Views: 1,643
Posted By dreadnought
I would've thought PUAE on retroarch should be...

I would've thought PUAE on retroarch should be the best bet to get this going, since Retroarch itself is so hugely popular, and so might have the largest pool of devs who might respond to requests.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 October 2022, 11:18
Replies: 20
Views: 1,384
Posted By dreadnought
I had a bet with myself that somebody will say...

I had a bet with myself that somebody will say that in less than 3 posts, even though we all know that there is a difference. Now I can eat my favourite seaweed crackers tonight :cool



But, ok,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 October 2022, 06:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,384
Posted By dreadnought
I like that it's not FPGA but a real chip....

I like that it's not FPGA but a real chip. There's something alluring about that.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 October 2022, 06:33
Replies: 106
Views: 6,986
Posted By dreadnought
Says a guy with ~40 years of hindsight, who most...

Says a guy with ~40 years of hindsight, who most likely has never actually worked as a young programmer in a budding industry, with tight deadlines and limited resources.



Seriously, of all...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 October 2022, 12:37
Replies: 106
Views: 6,986
Posted By dreadnought
I was mainly talking about the 80s, since CPC,...

I was mainly talking about the 80s, since CPC, Spectrum and A8 were mentioned, and where there are countless great single or flip screen action games - or games which manage at least some passable...
Forum: support.Games 14 October 2022, 10:13
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By dreadnought
The links are in the first post. One is for FTP,...

The links are in the first post. One is for FTP, if you don't want to use it there's als o link to "MEGA stash" with direct downloads.

You can also use: http://ftp.grandis.nu/turransearch/ to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 October 2022, 10:03
Replies: 106
Views: 6,986
Posted By dreadnought
I guess you haven't tried MSX games then. In...

I guess you haven't tried MSX games then.

In any case, I think that the importance of smooth scrolling is one of the things which is vastly exaggerated nowadays. It's often being made as the be...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 October 2022, 18:19
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By dreadnought
Definitely Amiga Top 10 game - if not Top 5....

Definitely Amiga Top 10 game - if not Top 5. "Ahead of its time" (but still behind Midwinter, indeed) is a well worn phrase, but it does apply rather well in this case.
Forum: Amiga scene 09 October 2022, 08:54
Replies: 68
Views: 8,756
Posted By dreadnought
Always nice to see a project with realistic...

Always nice to see a project with realistic updates/roadmap, and a variety of purchase choices. All the best, I'm sure you will get there eventually and I'm definitely down for the digital version.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 October 2022, 08:18
Replies: 29
Views: 2,062
Posted By dreadnought
It must be a real drag, to live with this...

It must be a real drag, to live with this perpetual "wu wuz robbed" mindset.

Protip: try concentrating on the sheer brilliance of numerous awesome Amiga games, and also understanding that no...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 October 2022, 17:45
Replies: 30
Views: 2,814
Posted By dreadnought
Not sure if you're replying directly to me, it...

Not sure if you're replying directly to me, it kinda sounds like it thou. If that's the case then it's rather funny, seeing as we're actually on the same page and you've misread my meaning...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 October 2022, 14:46
Replies: 30
Views: 2,814
Posted By dreadnought
Talking about facetiousness and hyperboles while...

Talking about facetiousness and hyperboles while giving examples as ridiculous as the one I quoted is quite rich.

So is making up lists of what does and doesn't qualify as modern computing, when...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 October 2022, 12:55
Replies: 60
Views: 3,813
Posted By dreadnought
Alien vs Predator for Jaguar was a killer app. It...

Alien vs Predator for Jaguar was a killer app. It didn't help much. N64 had two arguably best games ever, yet it got trounced by PSX anyway.

Magic bullets seldom win hardware wars.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 October 2022, 12:50
Replies: 30
Views: 2,814
Posted By dreadnought
Gee, my i5 8GB laptop can't run PS4 games, I...

Gee, my i5 8GB laptop can't run PS4 games, I guess it doesn't qualify as a device suitable for "modern computing".
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 September 2022, 17:45
Replies: 43
Views: 1,976
Posted By dreadnought
C64 didn't keep the consoles out, it was just...

C64 didn't keep the consoles out, it was just well positioned in that particular time window to sell a lot, in a rather different market too (somehow it didn't "keep the consoles out" in the US after...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 September 2022, 15:21
Replies: 43
Views: 1,976
Posted By dreadnought
Not sure where you got that idea. Yeah, Amiga was...

Not sure where you got that idea. Yeah, Amiga was more popular here than across the pond, but that doesn't mean PCs weren't as dominant in general. And there was no way we could get some miracle...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 September 2022, 12:21
Replies: 72
Views: 6,424
Posted By dreadnought
You really are missing the point of his thread....

You really are missing the point of his thread. We all know AGA emulation is possible on numerous different devices, but the OP was asking about doing it on the OG hardware. Whether PiSorm et al...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 September 2022, 05:08
Replies: 43
Views: 1,976
Posted By dreadnought
People always try to blame some external factor...

People always try to blame some external factor like piracy or Commodore's ineptness on the Amiga's demise, but while these things might have contributed somewhat on the micro level, the bigger...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 September 2022, 05:33
Replies: 128
Views: 15,128
Posted By dreadnought
Sorry, but this is ridiculous on several levels....

Sorry, but this is ridiculous on several levels. There were heaps of innovative Japanese games that started life on their computers, which there were plenty of. Eg NECs PC-8801 game library is huge....
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 23 September 2022, 15:09
Replies: 108
Views: 8,789
Posted By dreadnought
So, it's about remaking a game that wasn't great...

So, it's about remaking a game that wasn't great to start with, in a heavily cut down way. Hmph. Tbh I'd much rather see anything else made in Scorpion than that, even if it was a pong-level game....
Forum: Amiga scene 22 September 2022, 05:11
Replies: 51
Views: 5,231
Posted By dreadnought
One big website with all the Amiga info is not...

One big website with all the Amiga info is not such a bad idea, we could use a solid and organised Wiki of sorts. Sure, EAB and other forums are great but do require some trawling and sifting...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 September 2022, 04:24
Replies: 51
Views: 5,231
Posted By dreadnought
He lost me @ "raise money for best Amiga website...

He lost me @ "raise money for best Amiga website evah", while rambling in a poorly made video, and that was just minute and a half in. Can somebody recap his main talking points from later on?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 September 2022, 16:47
Replies: 35
Views: 2,159
Posted By dreadnought
FMV phase in gaming was indeed pretty terrible,...

FMV phase in gaming was indeed pretty terrible, but these days I can agree that they can be quite "fun", even if means just marvelling at the tacky cheapness and terrible acting of it all. The Tex...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 September 2022, 05:34
Replies: 35
Views: 2,159
Posted By dreadnought
There were a few notable (but mostly niche)...

There were a few notable (but mostly niche) titles this year, such as like Robinson's Requirem, The Clue, Dreamweb, K240, Captive II, Plus some mildly popular ones such as Power Drive, Chuck Rock II,...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 September 2022, 16:51
Replies: 1,109
Views: 89,568
Posted By dreadnought
Thanks. But... ¯\_("")_/¯

Thanks. But... ¯\_("")_/¯
Forum: Amiga scene 16 September 2022, 16:45
Replies: 1,109
Views: 89,568
Posted By dreadnought
Sorry, but this is being ridiculous. You're so...

Sorry, but this is being ridiculous. You're so blinded by being locked into the combat mode that you can't even answer a banally simple question, and the whole talk about a "task" (literally typing...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 September 2022, 13:50
Replies: 1,109
Views: 89,568
Posted By dreadnought
Haha, a classic. Hold that though next time you...

Haha, a classic. Hold that though next time you and yours whine about the haters being rude and/or unreasonable.

But, even if you hate my guts, you could just do it for the sake of lurkers. These...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 September 2022, 10:18
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By dreadnought
Amazingly, the arcade cabs seem to be still...

Amazingly, the arcade cabs seem to be still there. Guess it's not easy to scavenge them from such location.
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