English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 40 of 1994
Search took 0.15 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Foebane
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 August 2020, 00:42
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By Foebane
The PC remake looks boring. Honestly, the...

The PC remake looks boring.

Honestly, the reason the Atari version looked so amazing is that they achieved so much with so little, and it took imagination to fill in the blanks. On the PC, with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 August 2020, 20:59
Replies: 67
Views: 2,703
Posted By Foebane
I just didn't know what single word to describe...

I just didn't know what single word to describe it as.

UT is fine, but graphically inferior, although it does have complete extra game modes.

EDIT: As for Quake 3 TEAM Arena... naaah. Never...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 August 2020, 17:49
Replies: 67
Views: 2,703
Posted By Foebane
By campaign for Q3A I mean the tournament with...

By campaign for Q3A I mean the tournament with the bots. Was it really that much of a disappointment? I thought buyers were clued in by the name "Arena". I'm just pleased that id tried something...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 August 2020, 18:18
Replies: 67
Views: 2,703
Posted By Foebane
You can play against bots in skirmishes as well...

You can play against bots in skirmishes as well as the full campaign, so I'd say yes, you can. True, Q3A is more about competition than anything else, but there's a time you get fed up of fighting...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 August 2020, 08:02
Replies: 67
Views: 2,703
Posted By Foebane
Sure, but Quake 3 Arena supports true-colour...

Sure, but Quake 3 Arena supports true-colour textures and shaders for animation and effects, so why bother sticking with the original Quake?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 July 2020, 21:25
Replies: 67
Views: 2,703
Posted By Foebane
So did I, and in colour on a later model from...

So did I, and in colour on a later model from Sandisk, too.

I just tried DoomAttack, and I LOVE the configuration options; I am now able to play with my specialist keys and I'm whizzing around the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 July 2020, 09:39
Replies: 67
Views: 2,703
Posted By Foebane
Aaah, Quake 3 Arena, the first Quake I truly...

Aaah, Quake 3 Arena, the first Quake I truly thought was eye-candy. Quake may have made the leap into true 3D, but it was so lacking in other areas, all brown and blue as well, and then Quake 2 tried...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 July 2020, 20:03
Replies: 67
Views: 2,703
Posted By Foebane
I first saw Doom on a friend's multimedia 486 in...

I first saw Doom on a friend's multimedia 486 in early 1994, with all the bells and whistles. I was awestruck by the detailed texture mapping on the walls, floors and ceilings, the lighting effects,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 July 2020, 16:49
Replies: 67
Views: 2,703
Posted By Foebane
Ever played Doom on Amiga?

Doom was the main reason I switched to PC from Amiga back in 1995, but it's weird to be playing a Doom source port on Amiga emulation today.

The truth is, it's rather good and accurate to the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 July 2020, 07:01
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By Foebane
I remember seeing this guy in the Amiga magazines...

I remember seeing this guy in the Amiga magazines of yore, the complete antithesis of Mehdi Ali and a future leader of the Amiga's direction. Shame it never came to be.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 July 2020, 14:12
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
Fair enough, I didn't even write a routine to...

Fair enough, I didn't even write a routine to plot the values to the screen, but then I was an absolute AMOS newbie and only 19 or so at the time. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 July 2020, 10:10
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
buggs: I noticed how low sample rates...

buggs:

I noticed how low sample rates resulted in bad audio on Paula when I got my A500, and thought that writing a routine in AMOS to interpolate between samples was the way to go. It didn't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 July 2020, 00:10
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
I think I've stepped beyond my knowledge...

I think I've stepped beyond my knowledge concerning the bass post, haven't I? So many things can sound bassier with equalisers, as you mentioned, no9 - I totally forgot about those. Not to mention...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 July 2020, 23:09
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
Don't wish to offend, but maybe I do need to hear...

Don't wish to offend, but maybe I do need to hear more SID. It's been a while.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 July 2020, 22:22
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
I have listened to SID, and I never heard...

I have listened to SID, and I never heard anything on it that sounded like the Amiga examples I provided above, except samples (see below).

I guess I just love Amiga audio above all else.

That...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 July 2020, 15:06
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
1st para: Tell that to a ZX Spectrum or a...

1st para: Tell that to a ZX Spectrum or a Commodore 64 owner who hears Amiga bass for the first time and immediately forks out the cash for one. SID and the Yamaha chip (or even beeper) couldn't do...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 July 2020, 13:41
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
I don't agree with you two. Paula bass is cool. ...

I don't agree with you two. Paula bass is cool.

And I actually think the present Paula limitations are not limitations, as complex soundtracks WITHOUT mods are possible, with enough memory and HDD...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 July 2020, 18:13
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
What I've grown fond of with Paula is the bass...

What I've grown fond of with Paula is the bass capabilities of the chip, and how it was better than most people's stereos at the time of launch (JUMP TO 6:11, 5:13 if you want to hear Paula presented...
Forum: News 11 July 2020, 09:20
Replies: 145
Views: 19,759
Posted By Foebane
Will we have to update our bookmarks, or will the...

Will we have to update our bookmarks, or will the old link still work, eventually?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 July 2020, 10:45
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
Come on, keep the praise coming!

Come on, keep the praise coming!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2020, 22:11
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
Are you sure? I've seen ST demos (not STE) that...

Are you sure? I've seen ST demos (not STE) that shift masses of graphics around the screen at a rapid speed. Maybe it's just the pointer to memory that's being changed?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2020, 19:50
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
The entire Atari ST project is a rushed job, if...

The entire Atari ST project is a rushed job, if you ask me: Commodore snatched Amiga from under Jack Tramiel's claws, and he needed something to replace it, quickly, to compete with his new nemesis...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2020, 13:27
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
:) I remember a similar discussion a year or...

:)

I remember a similar discussion a year or so ago when someone told me that even 16-bit DACs in PC audio systems were also not straightforward to use (for example).
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2020, 12:30
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
Are all DACs as complicated as this? I thought...

Are all DACs as complicated as this? I thought they were very simple.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 July 2020, 20:42
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
Is sample and hold a bad thing? It seems to be a...

Is sample and hold a bad thing? It seems to be a common element to DACs.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 July 2020, 20:12
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
I know, I had an Atari 600XL, then an 800XL....

I know, I had an Atari 600XL, then an 800XL. Great times. My big misstep was to choose an Atari ST when my parents offered the upgrade (after many years of the same Atari model). I went with the ST...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 July 2020, 18:19
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
Fair enough, but I was comparing 16-bit with...

Fair enough, but I was comparing 16-bit with 16-bit and upwards, I just didn't mention it. At least that's what I had in mind with the OP.



And that's why more power is better, IMHO.


...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 July 2020, 17:55
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
Well, it's not limited in what I've heard it...

Well, it's not limited in what I've heard it perform in demos, but then did the designers have in mind what the talented game and Demoscene musicians have done with it since? :)



I can listen...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 July 2020, 15:49
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
Perhaps for the type of audio synth SID is going...

Perhaps for the type of audio synth SID is going for, but it's so LIMITED compared to PCM and samples.

Have a look at the attached image, which is of Paula from 1984 - does that look simple? I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 July 2020, 15:28
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
Who cares if the hardware is simplistic and...

Who cares if the hardware is simplistic and basic? It's whether it SOUNDS good or not, that's what matters. And Paula blows that Atari ST rubbish and your precious SID chip out of the water!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 July 2020, 12:13
Replies: 124
Views: 5,204
Posted By Foebane
Paula ROCKS!

I don't care what anyone else says, Amiga's Paula was THE best sound chip (bar none) in a home computer system when it was launched 35 years ago (and finalised in silicon a year before). It may be...
Forum: support.Other 10 June 2020, 17:16
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By Foebane
Aaah, I forgot about that. I had my mind going NO...

Aaah, I forgot about that. I had my mind going NO NO NO when I thought of using it. Tried it, looked damned ugly anyway, it looked better without it.
Forum: support.Other 10 June 2020, 14:38
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By Foebane
What about the "#" character? That's plain ASCII,...

What about the "#" character? That's plain ASCII, but I wonder if AmigaDOS will have problems with that, too.

So is "#" OK?
Forum: support.Other 24 May 2020, 17:26
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By Foebane
Ugh, I despise underscores, they just look so...

Ugh, I despise underscores, they just look so ugly to me. :)
Forum: support.Other 24 May 2020, 14:57
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By Foebane
I've decided against the bullet character, as...

I've decided against the bullet character, as I've gone to big lengths to remove any characters the Amiga might find offensive, and to add the bullet this late would be counter-productive.

Looks...
Forum: support.Other 24 May 2020, 03:17
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By Foebane
Presentation, purely cosmetic. It looks nicer...

Presentation, purely cosmetic. It looks nicer than a dash, and it seems to work. I think AmigaDOS flags it up as an unrecognised character, anyway, and I'm using RDH0: to refer to the dragged file in...
Forum: support.Other 23 May 2020, 21:35
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By Foebane
Can I use the "bullet" character in the names of dragged files?

I mean the character recreated with "•" on webpages, looks like a nice little bullet point, ASCII I think is U+2022 resulting in "•".

I renamed an Amiga archive just now with the character and it...
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 May 2020, 16:59
Replies: 28
Views: 3,848
Posted By Foebane
You should be able to create them in your...

You should be able to create them in your graphics card's own control panel, where you would change settings like resolution, etc. For me, it's Nvidia Control Panel when right-clicking on the desktop...
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 May 2020, 11:08
Replies: 28
Views: 3,848
Posted By Foebane
My current monitor is a BenQ GL2760H, is 1080p,...

My current monitor is a BenQ GL2760H, is 1080p, HDMI with audio out, 27" and supports 50Hz, it is brilliant for WinUAE use. It's like being sat in front of my A500 and TV back in the old days, once...
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 May 2020, 18:35
Replies: 101
Views: 10,206
Posted By Foebane
One thing I noticed during the ffmpeg conversion,...

One thing I noticed during the ffmpeg conversion, and that was the mention of "duplicate frames", from 1000 most of the time to even 10,000 sometimes. I can only guess that was TSCC capturing whole...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 1994

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 14:25.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.17242 seconds with 10 queries