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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 19:32
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Posted By Foebane
Yes, it does. I want samples from my...

Yes, it does.



I want samples from my sound chip, not synths.



Samples will always be better than synths for sound accuracy, and I had enough of this synth stuff back on POKEY.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 17:01
Replies: 181
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Posted By Foebane
I mean 8-bit as in address bus, as the C64 is...

I mean 8-bit as in address bus, as the C64 is 8-bit.

Yes, it would be adequate to judge sound chips based on emulation, if that's the only option open to someone.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 13:44
Replies: 181
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Posted By Foebane
Basic? Simple? ... Redundant? I was...

Basic?
Simple?
...
Redundant?

I was thinking, why use a word to describe it at all? Just remove the C word.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 12:43
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
After reading about how so many people like the...

After reading about how so many people like the sound chip of the Atari ST, I would like to change that word in the topic title that is likely offensive and would cause friction. What would be a good...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 April 2021, 13:15
Replies: 474
Views: 29,012
Posted By Foebane
As I only really used my real Amiga for demos, I...

As I only really used my real Amiga for demos, I wonder how things would've panned out had Doom not caught my attention.

I had an A1200 that was unexpanded except for an 85Mb HDD, and it was great...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 April 2021, 21:04
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
I read somewhere recently that some people PREFER...

I read somewhere recently that some people PREFER GEM to Workbench!

Sure, enjoy your fixed basic icons and 8.3 filenames, Atarians! :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 April 2021, 20:54
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
Since you're bringing PC mods and other mod...

Since you're bringing PC mods and other mod formats into the mix, here's my collection (forgive the naming convention):



It's just 60, and it's staying that way, but I had 140 once, but I...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 April 2021, 07:43
Replies: 474
Views: 29,012
Posted By Foebane
What are you trying to say? That we Amiga zealots...

What are you trying to say? That we Amiga zealots are our own worst enemy?
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2021, 00:35
Replies: 474
Views: 29,012
Posted By Foebane
The story of Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home's...

The story of Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home's "negotiations" with Commodore to feature an Amiga in the "transparent aluminum" scene where Scotty famously says "hello computer" into the mouse could've...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 April 2021, 08:37
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
I think that's because most MOD musicians, when...

I think that's because most MOD musicians, when offered twice as many channels, will not make eight unique parts of a song, but just copy a 4-channel MOD twice for stereo panning effects instead.
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 April 2021, 22:49
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By Foebane
At the start of the Action game, I don't know if...

At the start of the Action game, I don't know if the enemy carrier is always going to come to the start island I leave or not, but it happened at least twice, and the second time I just thought I'd...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2021, 01:12
Replies: 38
Views: 1,692
Posted By Foebane
Nope, most of us Amiga fans are in our 40s and...

Nope, most of us Amiga fans are in our 40s and growing grey hairs... :)
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2021, 01:02
Replies: 38
Views: 1,692
Posted By Foebane
Any idea since when? I know the standards have...

Any idea since when? I know the standards have increased, just wondering when that happened.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2021, 13:15
Replies: 29
Views: 2,118
Posted By Foebane
I remember going into my computer shop and seeing...

I remember going into my computer shop and seeing a CD32 playing Top Gun (a shower scene if I recall correctly) with the FMV, and later on Star Trek 6, and they both looked good, I thought.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2021, 12:36
Replies: 474
Views: 29,012
Posted By Foebane
Thanks for the explanation, Bruce! :great

Thanks for the explanation, Bruce! :great
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2021, 10:43
Replies: 38
Views: 1,692
Posted By Foebane
I thought Twitch was for gaming, anyway? ...

I thought Twitch was for gaming, anyway?



What does that stand for?
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2021, 00:45
Replies: 38
Views: 1,692
Posted By Foebane
Prudish GITS. If they saw the amount of PR0N in...

Prudish GITS. If they saw the amount of PR0N in Amiga demos...! :laughing
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 April 2021, 20:20
Replies: 181
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Posted By Foebane
Oh, come on, let the ST have this minor victory....

Oh, come on, let the ST have this minor victory. It was the only blow it struck against the Amiga in this brutal broadside of cannon fire amongst galleons:

(Amiga) ---------GRAPHICS--------> (ST)...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2021, 17:26
Replies: 474
Views: 29,012
Posted By Foebane
And here, all this time, I was wondering if the...

And here, all this time, I was wondering if the reason they curtailed AGA so much was because of running out of time and/or money during development, not because of something like "process nodes".
...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2021, 11:15
Replies: 474
Views: 29,012
Posted By Foebane
This Bill Sydnes guy sounds like a REAL asshole,...

This Bill Sydnes guy sounds like a REAL asshole, down there with Mehdi Ali and Irving Gould!
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2021, 11:13
Replies: 38
Views: 1,692
Posted By Foebane
It's all happening now? When are the 2021 Amiga...

It's all happening now? When are the 2021 Amiga Demos appearing?
Forum: Amiga scene 02 April 2021, 22:21
Replies: 29
Views: 2,118
Posted By Foebane
I clean forgot about c2p routines when I started...

I clean forgot about c2p routines when I started this thread, but then I was thinking of "what if" scenarios.

But if we're forced to use c2p routines, for any given specification of Amiga, how...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 April 2021, 20:47
Replies: 29
Views: 2,118
Posted By Foebane
Dedicated CHUNKY MODE on Amiga: How feasible is it?

By the early 1990s, bitplane computers like the Amiga were (or should've been) going the way of the dodo, and smooth scrolling in all its forms and varieties were being superceded by textured 3D...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2021, 20:16
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Foebane
Zeusdas, I've got another bad game for you: ...

Zeusdas, I've got another bad game for you:

"Lorna", some foreign language game that has its roots in a (ahem, smutty) comic book, apparently. You seem to walk left or right, jump pits, whack some...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2021, 15:49
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
I do remember now, in my first year or two of PC...

I do remember now, in my first year or two of PC ownership, coming across a program that played samples on the PC speaker. Music, if I recall correctly. It was incredibly scratchy and barely...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2021, 14:00
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
Last I heard, the PC speaker didn't have volume...

Last I heard, the PC speaker didn't have volume control, and that is ESSENTIAL for playing back samples!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2021, 12:34
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
I know you're not asking me, but: (up?)grading...

I know you're not asking me, but: (up?)grading from Amiga to PC, most of us didn't have any choice.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2021, 11:58
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
Two of the musicdisks I have in my demo...

Two of the musicdisks I have in my demo collection have chiptunes, which would be right at home with the FM enthusiasts, I would think.

Unless you think Abyss' Preschools are not chiptunes?
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2021, 10:34
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
I agree with you, No9. The problem with FM...

I agree with you, No9.

The problem with FM synthesis is that it sounds too SAMEY, too CLEAN and too STERILE. Well, NEWSFLASH, people: the real world does not sound like FM synthesis.

So what if...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2021, 06:31
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
I don't really like FM audio, neither. I...

I don't really like FM audio, neither.

I don't recall any of my SoundBlaster cards from 1995 onwards ever having FM audio, only that the MIDI playback on the first one at least sounded primitive,...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 April 2021, 06:21
Replies: 474
Views: 29,012
Posted By Foebane
@Grond: Why would you add an accelerator to...

@Grond:

Why would you add an accelerator to an ECS machine? Best leave that stuff for AGA.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2021, 00:48
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
OK, to be brutally honest, I prefer the Ghouls...

OK, to be brutally honest, I prefer the Ghouls and Ghosts tune instead of the Robocop one, the latter is so plinky-plonky it's just jarring.

In fact, the plinky-plonkiness reminds me of my...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 April 2021, 11:12
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
I don't care much at all for synth chips, I much...

I don't care much at all for synth chips, I much prefer the idea of a sound chip that can play back ANYTHING. With Paula, you can write code to create an instrument of any complexity and write out...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 April 2021, 09:12
Replies: 474
Views: 29,012
Posted By Foebane
Which looks JUST as UNRELIABLE to me. You said...

Which looks JUST as UNRELIABLE to me. You said PLACE, not even LOCK or SECURE, meaning that it could pop off again during use and fry both CPUs! MADNESS!!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 March 2021, 17:01
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
I don't think so. :cool

I don't think so. :cool
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 March 2021, 11:02
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
Had a look at the B.I.G. demo, practically boring...

Had a look at the B.I.G. demo, practically boring and unlistenable to me, same as all other ST stuff except samples.

In fact, I've noticed that no-one has mentioned ST samples at all, yet.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 March 2021, 17:57
Replies: 264
Views: 21,552
Posted By Foebane
I don't give a flying fuck if F1GP looks more...

I don't give a flying fuck if F1GP looks more colourful on MS-DOS, the screen tearing and awful sounds, especially the creaking door, are a right turn-off for me.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 March 2021, 16:33
Replies: 27
Views: 1,523
Posted By Foebane
What I mean is, Steve Bak did for the ST (solve...

What I mean is, Steve Bak did for the ST (solve smooth scrolling) what Carmack did for the PC.

And believe me, I have respect for John Carmack, I consider him my programming idol.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 March 2021, 15:55
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
Maybe if I'd gotten an ST when they came out,...

Maybe if I'd gotten an ST when they came out, yes. But I got my ST in 1990, when the Amiga had been out for years. I'm still kicking myself that I didn't research the systems nor asked for a demo of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 March 2021, 11:27
Replies: 181
Views: 8,076
Posted By Foebane
8-bit is 256 possible speaker positions (normal...

8-bit is 256 possible speaker positions (normal Paula output)
16-bit is 65,536 possible speaker positions (CD output)
14-bit is 16,384 possible speaker positions

16,384 >>>>>>>> 256

Don'tcha...
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