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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 August 2017, 19:35
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks. It was a labour of lo... pain. ;)

Thanks. It was a labour of lo... pain. ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2017, 14:07
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By dreamkatcha
The Amiga games chart database

I had five minutes to spare so I've compiled a searchable, filterable database (http://www.everythingamiga.com/2017/08/living-by-numbers.html) of the chart positions of all formats of Amiga games...
Forum: OT - General 25 August 2017, 23:05
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By dreamkatcha
Exactly the same thing happened to me using...

Exactly the same thing happened to me using Chrome with YouTube yesterday so we're probably both losing the plot. :D
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 30 June 2017, 20:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,331
Posted By dreamkatcha
Sorry this news is 14 years late, but I finally...

Sorry this news is 14 years late, but I finally solved the mystery. This is the official version commissioned by Ocean, and the people credited in-game aren't PD devs. You can find the full details...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 June 2017, 20:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By dreamkatcha
Ha! That's it, the holy chalice. Nice work,...

Ha! That's it, the holy chalice. Nice work, thanks. We didn't imagine it after all. :D

The mag hasn't been OCR'd or linked in the HOL previews which explains why I struggled so much to find it....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2017, 20:14
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By dreamkatcha
Well I'm glad you did. This is precisely why the...

Well I'm glad you did. This is precisely why the internet needed to be invented. :D

Now you've narrowed down the magazine I'll have to go through my copies again and see if I can find the original...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 June 2017, 20:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By dreamkatcha
No way, it's really you, I've found you... or...

No way, it's really you, I've found you... or you've found me rather. Thanks for sharing that, that's brilliant. :D Pretty shoddy treatment from Core I have to say. Very bad publicity for them too,...
Forum: News 06 April 2017, 00:09
Replies: 29
Views: 2,977
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks. Clicking the Sound Cloud download link...

Thanks. Clicking the Sound Cloud download link gave me a massive wave file, but what the heck, I managed to listen to the show and really enjoyed it so that's the main thing. Great to be able to add...
Forum: News 18 March 2017, 00:07
Replies: 29
Views: 2,977
Posted By dreamkatcha
Is there any chance we could have the download...

Is there any chance we could have the download option enabled on the SoundCloud page so we can get the MP3 or do you have to pay a premium rate for that?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 February 2017, 15:33
Replies: 24
Views: 4,970
Posted By dreamkatcha
That last one is the joystick that was bundled...

That last one is the joystick that was bundled with copies of Turrican II in Germany, though it existed in its own right before then. Very hard to come by these days.
Forum: News 06 February 2017, 16:51
Replies: 25
Views: 4,225
Posted By dreamkatcha
My pleasure. David has never given me reason to...

My pleasure. David has never given me reason to doubt his word so he gets my full support.

Petro already has a book out but only in German last time I checked. He skirts over the buy out issue in...
Forum: News 03 February 2017, 12:04
Replies: 25
Views: 4,225
Posted By dreamkatcha
While we're on the subject of the truth about...

While we're on the subject of the truth about Commodore, did anyone see my interview with David Pleasance?

http://www.amigospodcast.com/2017/01/commodore-directors-uncut-david.html

Are you...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 January 2017, 20:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By dreamkatcha
I'm not sure what went on there, but that relates...

I'm not sure what went on there, but that relates to the sequel, which I may look into in the future. For now my retrospective will only focus on the first game. Thanks for checking though. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 January 2017, 00:14
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By dreamkatcha
It's funny how a few mags show a screen grab of...

It's funny how a few mags show a screen grab of the character menu with a placeholder graphic for the 'competition winner', yet don't actually explain the significance. :laughing
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 January 2017, 23:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By dreamkatcha
I haven't heard of that personally, but wouldn't...

I haven't heard of that personally, but wouldn't discount it either.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 January 2017, 00:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By dreamkatcha
Anyone remember the 'become a playable Heimdall character' competition?

You could win the chance to have your face digitised and inserted into the game as one of the 30 selectable characters.

Do you know where it was advertised? I can't find any reference to it in the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 January 2017, 19:49
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By dreamkatcha
Brilliant. Thanks very much. :)

Brilliant. Thanks very much. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 January 2017, 00:00
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By dreamkatcha
Litil Divil creator written out of credits by Wikipedia

According to Wikipedia, "The character was created by a student from Cann Hall Primary School as part of a nationwide competition. The schoolboy, William Cummings, received the first copy of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 December 2016, 18:24
Replies: 26
Views: 2,128
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks. I had some excellent first hand sources...

Thanks. I had some excellent first hand sources aside from scouring Google and old mags within an inch of their lives. :D

All 5 parts of the article are now online.
Forum: News 08 December 2016, 21:39
Replies: 25
Views: 4,225
Posted By dreamkatcha
I don't intend to weigh in on any of the...

I don't intend to weigh in on any of the Commodore history, just a general question to ponder: are the oldest sources necessarily the most accurate? It does help that they were written closer to the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 December 2016, 20:22
Replies: 26
Views: 2,128
Posted By dreamkatcha
Nicola didn't compose the Fightin' Spirit music...

Nicola didn't compose the Fightin' Spirit music but his work on Black Viper is certainly awesome, agreed. :great

I've pointed Francesco in the direction of this thread so hopefully he can provide...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 December 2016, 20:02
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By dreamkatcha
No way, that's awesome, thanks very much. It's...

No way, that's awesome, thanks very much. It's great to see them treating their heritage with the reverence it deserves too. Weird that I didn't find this after all the Googling I did though.

I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 December 2016, 00:47
Replies: 26
Views: 2,128
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks for the offer. I've passed it on. :) ...

Thanks for the offer. I've passed it on. :)

Francisco is going to contact some of the ex-Light Shock guys to find out if they'd be up for a collaboration. Exciting times!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 December 2016, 00:39
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By dreamkatcha
Ugh, you never did! Bring back the firing squad....

Ugh, you never did! Bring back the firing squad. :p

I'm writing an article on Galactic to embrace the Christmas spirit. I know that Pelit 4/92 featured the only review of the finished article so...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 December 2016, 20:29
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By dreamkatcha
Pelit Finnish games mag

I don't suppose anyone knows where I can find scans of this publication from 1992? There are none over at archive.org or the usual suspects.

Interesting fact of the day: Pelit is still being...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 December 2016, 00:22
Replies: 26
Views: 2,128
Posted By dreamkatcha
It's still very early days so I can't say exactly...

It's still very early days so I can't say exactly what the plan might be, only that Francesco has said he's been thinking about resurrecting certain games from his unfinished back catalogue and would...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 December 2016, 20:11
Replies: 26
Views: 2,128
Posted By dreamkatcha
You are very astute Sherlock. Well done. :) ......

You are very astute Sherlock. Well done. :) ... but I'll get to that.

Several versions of the game began development on both the Amiga and DOS platforms, though the pic shown is from the most...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 December 2016, 01:31
Replies: 26
Views: 2,128
Posted By dreamkatcha
Unfinished shoot 'em up

What are your first impressions of the attached pic? Just suppose in theory this was an unfinished game begging to be completed so it could finally see the light of day and be enjoyed by the masses,...
Forum: MarketPlace 23 November 2016, 20:19
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By dreamkatcha
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you both....

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you both. He says it's a bog standard A4000, possibly without even a mouse or keyboard (he's going to check that and get back to me). He's happy to leave the HD...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 November 2016, 11:06
Replies: 33
Views: 3,778
Posted By dreamkatcha
I think what's helped this become a commonly held...

I think what's helped this become a commonly held viewpoint is key people in the industry saying the same thing.

Stewart Chiefet said on this week's Retro Hour podcast that "Commodore didn't make...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 November 2016, 20:49
Replies: 22
Views: 2,930
Posted By dreamkatcha
Development is ongoing, they've just cancelled...

Development is ongoing, they've just cancelled the Kickstarter campaign.
Forum: MarketPlace 16 November 2016, 00:25
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By dreamkatcha
Hi, Thanks for the reply. I'm working on...

Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I'm working on getting more information for you and will get back to you ASAP. :)
Forum: MarketPlace 15 November 2016, 22:58
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By dreamkatcha
Anyone in the vicinity of Rome and looking for an A4000?

Details are a bit sketchy at the moment as I'm hoping to help someone else re-home their old system, it's not mine. Actually it belongs to an ex-Amiga coder who has owned it since day one.

You...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 November 2016, 21:57
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By dreamkatcha
The secret life of Wizkid revealed

Jon Hare explains (http://www.amigospodcast.com/2016/11/dj-frankenwizkid-feat-jops.html) the inspiration behind dog girl, Nifta the cat, BD Snail, the lucky dip clown and gooseberry head himself!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 October 2016, 14:16
Replies: 18
Views: 1,898
Posted By dreamkatcha
Hot off the press I finally have the answer:...

Hot off the press I finally have the answer: she's from South End on Sea, Essex.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 September 2016, 11:24
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By dreamkatcha
I have nothing useful to add. I just wanted to...

I have nothing useful to add. I just wanted to say nice job pointing out exactly what you were referring to. That's genius! :great
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 September 2016, 01:17
Replies: 30
Views: 3,426
Posted By dreamkatcha
From now on you'll always be one of 'The People...

From now on you'll always be one of 'The People Under the Stairs' to me. It'll take a lobotomy to get that image out of my head!

Still, congrats! You're back in the game. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 September 2016, 17:39
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By dreamkatcha
I'll keep that in mind for the future, thanks....

I'll keep that in mind for the future, thanks. Asking Michel to re-do his interview at this stage might come across as a bit rude I'd imagine though, and I'm just grateful that he agreed to do it at...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 September 2016, 20:57
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By dreamkatcha
He was concerned that his English isn't...

He was concerned that his English isn't sufficiently competent, so that could explain it. Maybe things would have been different if he was writing in his native language.

That's not a bad idea...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 September 2016, 08:15
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By dreamkatcha
Interview with Ocean France developer, Michel Janicki

I know how much people enjoy reading interviews with talented Amiga developers so thought you might like to check this one out...
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