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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 March 2020, 14:22
Replies: 60
Views: 2,463
Posted By Glen M
Probably selling my A1200 mediator setup. I only...

Probably selling my A1200 mediator setup. I only ever had the blizzard 030 with it but still would be nice to have it now with the upcoming 060 cards
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 March 2020, 12:23
Replies: 29
Views: 690
Posted By Glen M
I was continuing my journey to Colonia last night...

I was continuing my journey to Colonia last night and discovered this interesting site.

Large ring system around a brown dwarf star with a planet very close to the rings with biologicals.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 March 2020, 16:28
Replies: 136
Views: 17,334
Posted By Glen M
This week we take a look at different options for...

This week we take a look at different options for a hard disk in your Amiga. CF, SD, IDE. Which one will come out on top.

For the benchmarks we use SysInfo and SysSpeed.

Systems used is a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 March 2020, 23:54
Replies: 29
Views: 690
Posted By Glen M
I've got elite for the C64, frontier for the...

I've got elite for the C64, frontier for the amiga and pc and dangerous. Never owned first encounters, never really played it to be honest.

I've seen that some people do collect it. Personally...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 March 2020, 14:51
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By Glen M
On the Saturn the original Virtua Fighter runs at...

On the Saturn the original Virtua Fighter runs at a smooth 60fps but its very basic. Flat shaded and very pointy characters. I'm fairly sure the only thing 3D is the characters and its basic...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 March 2020, 14:23
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By Glen M
From Monday yes will be working from home. Going...

From Monday yes will be working from home. Going to be hectic with 2 kids to school (7 and 12) while trying to get work done.

As for the idea I know Amiga isn't that hot in its chunky to planar...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 March 2020, 13:47
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By Glen M
Could an Amiga with an 030 do Virtua Fighter?

Its a thought that's been bouncing around my head for a while now.

Given that the original saturn virtua fighter is fairly basic graphically could the Amiga with a fast 030 not plough its way...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 March 2020, 13:10
Replies: 29
Views: 690
Posted By Glen M
I'm just winging it and finding my own way. ...

I'm just winging it and finding my own way. Currently sat on a rock orbiting some star near the top of the galaxy. I like to fly my own path through the stars and make some discoveries along the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 March 2020, 11:57
Replies: 29
Views: 690
Posted By Glen M
I've done it before in the Orca. Got 2 repair...

I've done it before in the Orca. Got 2 repair modules fitted and currently landed about 8k ly out repairing everything. I can happily run the Neutron highway. The control panel on the ship just...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 March 2020, 18:17
Replies: 29
Views: 690
Posted By Glen M
If you want a really good space based story...

If you want a really good space based story driven game check out Freelancer on the PC from 2003. I've played it through a few times. Graphics are dated these days but its a good solid game.
...
Forum: support.Apps 19 March 2020, 15:17
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By Glen M
Just noticed this thread. Thanks for watching my...

Just noticed this thread. Thanks for watching my video and glad your sorted.

I just want to clarify if you copied the files from the dropbox link as I did in the video?

I'll maybe add a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 March 2020, 12:06
Replies: 29
Views: 690
Posted By Glen M
I'm back playing Elite Dangerous, currently on my...

I'm back playing Elite Dangerous, currently on my way out to Colonia for some fun all be it taking the scenic route and doing some exploring along the way. Travelling in style in my long range Orca....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 March 2020, 10:53
Replies: 50
Views: 2,289
Posted By Glen M
On a slightly different note I don't know how you...

On a slightly different note I don't know how you lot are getting so much "free" time. I for one have to work from home plus I've got 2 kids to home school. I think I'll actually have less time to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 March 2020, 18:39
Replies: 50
Views: 2,289
Posted By Glen M
Why not try to get into Frontier. My...

Why not try to get into Frontier.

My advice is to grind the fruit and veg / robots and computers run between Barnards Star and Sol. Start at Ross 159, load up with fuel then fly to Sol. Dock...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 March 2020, 19:24
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Glen M
Bit more testing with scsi.device.44.20 this time...

Bit more testing with scsi.device.44.20 this time and my 16gb CF card gets to 4.7mb/s but my fast 8gb card gets to a very impressive.... dramatic pause.... 8mb/s

Question though. When trying...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 March 2020, 15:16
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Glen M
I've got the TF330 overclocked to 54mhz. One of...

I've got the TF330 overclocked to 54mhz. One of my cf cards hits about 5.8mb/s but the other is about 3.5. The ide drive got just over 6mb/s but unfortunately there isn't room in the case for it. ...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 March 2020, 10:40
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Glen M
Hard drive speed, few questions

I've been testing different drive media in an attempt to find the fastest but the results from my 1200 are extremely meh.

Oddly though my CD32 is around 2-3 times faster. Its does have the 54mhz...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 March 2020, 12:04
Replies: 698
Views: 41,844
Posted By Glen M
Don't know if you can install windows on the...

Don't know if you can install windows on the xbox. I'm sure you could install linux though.

The case has enough room to cut out and fit a small ATX board its just the size of the cooler you'd...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 March 2020, 19:00
Replies: 164
Views: 11,010
Posted By Glen M
This line "Unlike some hobbyist IDE...

This line

"Unlike some hobbyist IDE adapters, this advanced, modern design inhibits read errors and false IRQ's."

tells you all you need to know.
Forum: Amiga scene 11 March 2020, 18:58
Replies: 164
Views: 11,010
Posted By Glen M
I think its fairly clear that the community...

I think its fairly clear that the community absolutely 100% does not accept it regardless of the legality.



The attitude on the amiga.org thread came across very much as we are Amiga Kit, we...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 March 2020, 18:36
Replies: 164
Views: 11,010
Posted By Glen M
I think what this boils down to is the difference...

I think what this boils down to is the difference between legal practices and moral practices. It's probably legal but its absolutely not moral and could be construed as bullying.

I'm 100% sure...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 March 2020, 15:55
Replies: 67
Views: 6,252
Posted By Glen M
My original Xbox is still one of my favourite...

My original Xbox is still one of my favourite systems. The day I bought it, it was modded so I've never bought an original game (full price anyway, have loads now from charity shops).

Probably...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 March 2020, 11:47
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Glen M
I've never had an issue with my CD32 PSU or any...

I've never had an issue with my CD32 PSU or any Amiga PSU for that matter. I don't think they have the dreaded fail high of the C64 power supplies (of which I've personal experience)

That power...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2020, 19:50
Replies: 15
Views: 2,042
Posted By Glen M
Interesting idea. The traditional dpad...

Interesting idea.

The traditional dpad pivots on a single point though so I don't see how it could work as there is no linear movement to restrict.

Might be worth more investigation though. ...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2020, 18:05
Replies: 15
Views: 2,042
Posted By Glen M
Don't know if it would be possible to do a an...

Don't know if it would be possible to do a an octo-gate on a d-pad. Would you not need an analogue stick of some sort to make that work?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2020, 18:02
Replies: 698
Views: 41,844
Posted By Glen M
Nice, I'm still running a 960 in my main rig...

Nice, I'm still running a 960 in my main rig which can handle most AAA games at lower settings so I'm sure the 950 isn't that far behind.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2020, 11:53
Replies: 15
Views: 2,042
Posted By Glen M
I have no issue with the original pads design. ...

I have no issue with the original pads design. The D pad is at a slight angle but the angle your hand is at when holding it makes the angle of the d-pad natural. It is a bit bigger than others but...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 March 2020, 18:52
Replies: 164
Views: 11,010
Posted By Glen M
I thought I'd actually go try it and...

I thought I'd actually go try it and www.amigapassion.com doesn't direct anywhere, it's just a blank page (could be my browser).

Doesn't change anything but thought I'd mention it.
Forum: Amiga scene 09 March 2020, 18:10
Replies: 164
Views: 11,010
Posted By Glen M
The Amiga passion thing is really low,...

The Amiga passion thing is really low, sickeningly low.

Even if "Amiga Passion" is not trade marked is there not grounds for claim under copyright. Its well known what Amiga Passion does and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 March 2020, 17:49
Replies: 698
Views: 41,844
Posted By Glen M
I'll take you up on that offer thanks.

I'll take you up on that offer thanks.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 March 2020, 17:37
Replies: 136
Views: 17,334
Posted By Glen M
This weeks video is a viewer request. Repairing...

This weeks video is a viewer request. Repairing a Commodore 64 keyboard.

If there is anything in particular you would like me to cover in a future video let me know here or in the video comments....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 March 2020, 15:43
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By Glen M
A modern Amiga would not be in custom hardware...

A modern Amiga would not be in custom hardware but rather in the OS i.e. the same as Windows or mac os, they run on 64k hardware. If you want a modern Amiga someone needs to port OS4 to x64...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 March 2020, 14:27
Replies: 698
Views: 41,844
Posted By Glen M
Just need to find a serial mouse. The machine...

Just need to find a serial mouse. The machine only has a PS2 port for keyboard.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 March 2020, 10:48
Replies: 698
Views: 41,844
Posted By Glen M
I won another ESS1868F ISA sound card last night....

I won another ESS1868F ISA sound card last night. Finally I can finished my 286 build!

Would have much preferred an adlib or original sound blaster but they are getting very expensive. The ESS...
Forum: OT - General 05 March 2020, 15:10
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Glen M
I have been meaning to start the new series of...

I have been meaning to start the new series of altered carbon so might take up your advice with a beer or 2 later.
Forum: OT - General 05 March 2020, 15:09
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Glen M
Currently I'm tossing around ideas of building a...

Currently I'm tossing around ideas of building a full arcade cabinet to house my arcade stick. Building a C64 power supply but properly and not just a usb charger in a box, need to do some learning...
Forum: OT - General 05 March 2020, 12:20
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Glen M
I normally play golf but the weather has been all...

I normally play golf but the weather has been all over the place of late and I haven't been out. Hoping to get 9 in tomorrow afternoon though. Maybe that's all I need, a bit of fresh air!
Forum: OT - General 05 March 2020, 12:05
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Glen M
Thursday blues

Been feeling really burnt out of late. Just can't be arsed. Sat in the cave last night staring at the collection for an hour without turning anything on then just went to bed.

I was going to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 March 2020, 17:33
Replies: 136
Views: 17,334
Posted By Glen M
Never to late. Thanks for watching. Had a great...

Never to late. Thanks for watching. Had a great time at Amiga Ireland. Looking forward to next year and I'll make sure to bring a better camera next time.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 March 2020, 17:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By Glen M
That's why you need a detached man cave with side...

That's why you need a detached man cave with side entrance clear of the house. Of course then the wife goes and buys CCTV cameras so some strategic parking also comes into play.
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