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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 May 2018, 19:10
Replies: 11
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Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm looking...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm looking forward to tinkering with them all to see which works out the best for me. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 May 2018, 15:50
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By dreamkatcha
Interesting. You'd think it would be too awkward...

Interesting. You'd think it would be too awkward to do this kind of thing on a mobile device, but I've found that the small screen can actually be an advantage sometimes because it focuses your...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 May 2018, 19:58
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By dreamkatcha
Does anyone work on pixel art on their phones?

I've tried a few Android apps and found them pretty illogical and frustrating. I couldn't even find an obvious way to increase image sizes without anti-aliasing, which you'd think would be second...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 May 2018, 10:28
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By dreamkatcha
Nice find, I've never seen that before. Stunning...

Nice find, I've never seen that before. Stunning artwork, though it does make Kid look even more unlikeable and unappealing as the hero. This interpretation would have made a perfect baddie.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 May 2018, 00:16
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By dreamkatcha
I'm not familiar with that magazine so will have...

I'm not familiar with that magazine so will have to look it up. OCR plus translation can often reveal interesting new details... and some bizarre results depending on the language. :D Google seems to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 May 2018, 09:41
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks for the feedback everyone. Wayne, is it...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Wayne, is it too long because you aren't interested in this particular game or because I'm a boring Muppet? I have considered that, I won't be shocked, honest. ;D
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 May 2018, 08:51
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By dreamkatcha
Original Kid Chaos concept art revealed!

Hi,

I've been talking to former Magnetic Fields artist, Andrew Morris, who has been helping me with my video retrospective (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6XBh65PrjU) on the subject, and he...
Forum: support.Games 28 February 2018, 09:34
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By dreamkatcha
Aquanaut (the one by Fissionchip)

I don't suppose anyone knows how you're supposed to handle that giant submarine/alien ship thing at the end of the first level? I've tried using all the collectables and none of them seem to achieve...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 February 2018, 20:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,968
Posted By dreamkatcha
There was going to be a Walker 2 at one point so...

There was going to be a Walker 2 at one point so maybe removing the platforming sections from the original was partly done to allow extra scope for evolution in the sequel. Of course it never...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 19 February 2018, 22:12
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks for your help, that's fixed it. I didn't...

Thanks for your help, that's fixed it. I didn't intend to downgrade so I don't know how that could have happened. Oh well, shortly after the automatic updates took care of bringing it back up to...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 17 February 2018, 10:54
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By dreamkatcha
Database has been created by a newer version of this application

Hi,

Running FS-UAE under Linux Mint XFCE I get the following error...

An error occurred starting FS-UAE Launcher:

Exception('The database has been created by a newer version of this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 January 2018, 23:09
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By dreamkatcha
Genre-blending games

Does anyone have any idea which game holds the record for combining the most different genres into a single game? You'd think it would be an Ocean title since they were the masters of the licensed...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 August 2017, 19:35
Replies: 2
Views: 377
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: 377
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: request.Old Rare Games 30 June 2017, 20:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
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: 1,400
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: 1,400
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: 1,400
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: 47
Views: 6,152
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: 47
Views: 6,152
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: 5,611
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: 4,962
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: 4,962
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: 1,400
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: 1,400
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: 1,400
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: 1,400
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: 1,042
Posted By dreamkatcha
Brilliant. Thanks very much. :)

Brilliant. Thanks very much. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 January 2017, 00:00
Replies: 2
Views: 1,042
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: 2,394
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: 4,962
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: 2,394
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: 579
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: 2,394
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: 579
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: 579
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: 2,394
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: 2,394
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: 2,394
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: 966
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...
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