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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 00:31
Replies: 886
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Posted By gimbal
I'm up to 15. Your move, Havie & Nobby.

I'm up to 15. Your move, Havie & Nobby.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 11:28
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By gimbal
That's false advertising, it isn't the same...

That's false advertising, it isn't the same experiment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybius_(2017_video_game)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 10:48
Replies: 63
Views: 2,526
Posted By gimbal
Yeah and good luck doing the spells without a...

Yeah and good luck doing the spells without a manual or a guide :) Still I liked it because the game is really unique in that sense. I like that experimental phase of game development where they just...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 10:09
Replies: 886
Views: 136,943
Posted By gimbal
Only 10 off the bat, this is going to be a long...

Only 10 off the bat, this is going to be a long one again :) I don't know #19 but it looks like my type of game. Small sprite platformer.

Also #21... is that a guy holding a keyboard-gun? What the...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 April 2021, 18:15
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By gimbal
Yeah those white manuals with rings on the left...

Yeah those white manuals with rings on the left of them. They had that classic book smell to them, if only they could bottle that.

I remember digging up an old Amiga 1000 manual in the school...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 April 2021, 16:05
Replies: 95
Views: 13,394
Posted By gimbal
Like most platformers on the Amiga really :/ I'm...

Like most platformers on the Amiga really :/ I'm still mad about the Wonderboy one.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 April 2021, 12:05
Replies: 50
Views: 5,125
Posted By gimbal
If you linked to a specific time in that video,...

If you linked to a specific time in that video, that unfortunately does not work on EAB.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 April 2021, 10:46
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By gimbal
Congrats and injecting as much negativity into...

Congrats and injecting as much negativity into that as possible. I take the opposite stance, its quite impressive how they managed to make it that portable.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 April 2021, 19:42
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By gimbal
I was always wondering what a Sierra adventure...

I was always wondering what a Sierra adventure game looked like under the hood. It's practically C code.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 April 2021, 13:47
Replies: 194
Views: 16,081
Posted By gimbal
Different videos though, still worth sharing.

Different videos though, still worth sharing.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 April 2021, 13:37
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By gimbal
... no, because Turrican isn't crap :/ Please...

... no, because Turrican isn't crap :/ Please refrain from saying "my dude" if you're going to associate it with such statements. I don't want to be involved.

I guess my point wasn't clear. People...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2021, 17:17
Replies: 50
Views: 5,125
Posted By gimbal
So you created them yourself. My hat off to you.

So you created them yourself. My hat off to you.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 April 2021, 17:13
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By gimbal
When the main gameplay loop is sprites glitching...

When the main gameplay loop is sprites glitching all over the playing field.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2021, 15:13
Replies: 50
Views: 5,125
Posted By gimbal
Enjoyed it as per usual. Shorter videos might not...

Enjoyed it as per usual. Shorter videos might not be a bad thing, statistics show that shorter videos keep people's attention to the end of it so Youtube ranks videos like that higher. Not that I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 April 2021, 15:08
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By gimbal
It'd be awesome to have a scanlines filter, but...

It'd be awesome to have a scanlines filter, but ultimately widescreen support and the changed hud are already nice features that make it optimal for playing on a modern TV. Which ultimately is what...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 April 2021, 14:38
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By gimbal
I mean if you want to play it on your Switch...

I mean if you want to play it on your Switch sure. It has some nice display enhancements that can make it preferable over playing it in a PC emulator or on the real thing (blasphemous, I know).
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 April 2021, 12:34
Replies: 63
Views: 2,526
Posted By gimbal
Yes but a bit of nuance: Fate advertises to play...

Yes but a bit of nuance: Fate advertises to play through it multiple times since it has multiple paths which are indeed different from each other (except for the start). Since I also count the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 April 2021, 10:04
Replies: 63
Views: 2,526
Posted By gimbal
And in the sequel they went wild :) Half the game...

And in the sequel they went wild :) Half the game is a damned maze-like design. I used to think Fate was really good for its very indy-esque story and voice acting (in the talky PC version), but upon...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 April 2021, 09:57
Replies: 886
Views: 136,943
Posted By gimbal
better than expected. I'm kicking myself over not...

better than expected. I'm kicking myself over not knowing M.D.K.... I couldn't find any screenshot to prove it so I took a wild stab at #13 being Dark Seed 2... so close!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 April 2021, 17:47
Replies: 63
Views: 2,526
Posted By gimbal
Police Quest 2 if you forget to adjust your gun...

Police Quest 2 if you forget to adjust your gun sights before getting on the plane... I didn't use multiple saves the first time so I was screwed...

So I replayed again only to realize I was...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 April 2021, 16:00
Replies: 39
Views: 2,715
Posted By gimbal
I wish I had any skill coding for the Amiga :(...

I wish I had any skill coding for the Amiga :( I'm just a lowly PC pleb when it comes to programming.

Looks like I need to play the arcade version, it looks like it has a little more action to it.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 April 2021, 16:46
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By gimbal
I was kind of surprised that it existed actually....

I was kind of surprised that it existed actually. I watched a youtube video on it not to long ago.

What I like:

Graphically it is okay, they added some lighting effects. I can imagine it is far...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 March 2021, 11:15
Replies: 31
Views: 4,612
Posted By gimbal
Well technically she is not wrong, given that...

Well technically she is not wrong, given that Norse mythology is the inspiration for Heimdall the (Amiga) game :)
Forum: Amiga scene 30 March 2021, 10:21
Replies: 39
Views: 2,715
Posted By gimbal
Ha cool :) I don't know what it is about this...

Ha cool :) I don't know what it is about this game but it is an incredible amount of fun.

Let's keep the trend going! Road Fighter, Zanac, Eggerland! :)

I did a rough port to the PC myself a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 March 2021, 00:17
Replies: 4,543
Views: 927,089
Posted By gimbal
Final Fantasy 15. It's... pretty good! Love the...

Final Fantasy 15. It's... pretty good! Love the world design. Also I'm quite fond of the rather original combat system, finally something different. The Witcher 3 with a dash of Chrono Trigger.
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 March 2021, 12:40
Replies: 25
Views: 1,236
Posted By gimbal
hm, must have been after the time period where I...

hm, must have been after the time period where I was watching Telekids :( I would have surely remembered that. I don't remember the commercial either to be honest.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 March 2021, 12:35
Replies: 27
Views: 1,493
Posted By gimbal
John Carmack was already the John Carmack of the...

John Carmack was already the John Carmack of the ST era, its not like the dude was not born yet or not programming back then. Show some respect for the living.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 March 2021, 10:20
Replies: 886
Views: 136,943
Posted By gimbal
I got only 20 out of 25 and I'm expecting 2-4 of...

I got only 20 out of 25 and I'm expecting 2-4 of them to be wrong... Disappointing.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 March 2021, 15:40
Replies: 25
Views: 1,236
Posted By gimbal
Heck yes Puzznic, another favorite of mine :)...

Heck yes Puzznic, another favorite of mine :) Quite stress-inducing indeed. I kind of liked it though, it gave a coolness factor to the game and you're not listening to the same music all the time.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 March 2021, 15:09
Replies: 25
Views: 1,236
Posted By gimbal
Oh you made Clockwiser? Now that's a game I...

Oh you made Clockwiser?

Now that's a game I loved. Not exactly action packed but the Amiga had a shortage of games you could just sit down with and relax.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 March 2021, 14:34
Replies: 172
Views: 7,527
Posted By gimbal
Given how nowadays devices are nigh on impossible...

Given how nowadays devices are nigh on impossible to repair... that is actually a respectable thing to do!

Doesn't change the fact that when I see game conversion comparison videos the ST version...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 March 2021, 14:00
Replies: 30
Views: 2,455
Posted By gimbal
If there is a video that can give people...

If there is a video that can give people epilepsy... it would be this one. Yikes.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 12:02
Replies: 27
Views: 1,493
Posted By gimbal
Damn, Yolanda is literally a torture device. ...

Damn, Yolanda is literally a torture device.

You can argue that actually does not make it a shit game since it was designed for this very purpose. It's quite successful.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 March 2021, 11:02
Replies: 63
Views: 2,526
Posted By gimbal
There is no irony in there at all, DPaint was...

There is no irony in there at all, DPaint was used for many games so artists were very familiar with the tool. It would be no wonder they kept using it as long as they could.
Forum: News 24 March 2021, 14:12
Replies: 196
Views: 30,022
Posted By gimbal
SSL is not really a use case, it is an expectancy...

SSL is not really a use case, it is an expectancy of modern times. HTTP is deemed insecure and that realisation has bled through into the general public. Browsers start to treat such sites with...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 March 2021, 17:16
Replies: 63
Views: 2,526
Posted By gimbal
In fact I'd rather play the Amiga version of SQ3...

In fact I'd rather play the Amiga version of SQ3 and PQ2 than the PC version, even if it requires disk swapping and longer loading times. The games are pretty silent but the Amiga version just has...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 March 2021, 16:40
Replies: 2,762
Views: 464,445
Posted By gimbal
Indeed, Sensible Programs also doesn't really do...

Indeed, Sensible Programs also doesn't really do it for me :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 March 2021, 14:42
Replies: 535
Views: 155,309
Posted By gimbal
Now I have to know if the protection was indeed...

Now I have to know if the protection was indeed nowhere near that text.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 March 2021, 14:04
Replies: 63
Views: 2,526
Posted By gimbal
They're not in the list linked to in the first...

They're not in the list linked to in the first post.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 March 2021, 10:45
Replies: 63
Views: 2,526
Posted By gimbal
Complete with obligatory neck stretching while...

Complete with obligatory neck stretching while drinking :)
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