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Forum: support.WinUAE 02 December 2020, 23:35
Replies: 3
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Posted By Foebane
I've used TechSmith Screen Capture Codec in the...

I've used TechSmith Screen Capture Codec in the past with the default settings, produces great results, but is not lossless and the resulting files need to be processed with ffmpeg, but then they...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 November 2020, 11:31
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Foebane
My Intel UHD Graphics Control Panel has a scaling...

My Intel UHD Graphics Control Panel has a scaling option for aspect ratio right there (I have it ticked) and it appears to behave the same for both D3D9 and D3D11.

What graphics do you have in...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 November 2020, 02:06
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Foebane
The thing is, DamienD has not even told us WHAT...

The thing is, DamienD has not even told us WHAT his system specs even ARE, so how can we help him if he neglects to tell us that info?

I myself have no problems with my Intel Core i3-8100 with UHD...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2020, 22:05
Replies: 483
Views: 59,998
Posted By Foebane
I don't even use a GPU.

I don't even use a GPU.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2020, 18:36
Replies: 483
Views: 59,998
Posted By Foebane
I ought to mention that the last time I saw a CRT...

I ought to mention that the last time I saw a CRT in the UK was only a few years ago, in a furniture and electrical charity shop, where I saw the old-fashioned TVs in that section of the shop slowly...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2020, 13:57
Replies: 483
Views: 59,998
Posted By Foebane
Don't tell me: the same game, but the top is the...

Don't tell me: the same game, but the top is the Amiga version and the bottom is the MS-DOS version?

I mean, I knew there was a difference between them visually, but this is the first time I've...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2020, 13:07
Replies: 483
Views: 59,998
Posted By Foebane
I remember how they looked, but that was a long...

I remember how they looked, but that was a long time ago.

It wasn't just the kHz aspect that made the difference, it was the smaller size of the phosphor dots and finer shadow masks on PC as well...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2020, 12:39
Replies: 483
Views: 59,998
Posted By Foebane
Do they consist of two "CRT" scanlines for every...

Do they consist of two "CRT" scanlines for every row of pixels on a VGA screen? Cos that's how VGA operated on CRT back then.



The only difference is the use of two scanlines on the CRT monitor...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2020, 11:36
Replies: 483
Views: 59,998
Posted By Foebane
I will say that if CRTs remained the main display...

I will say that if CRTs remained the main display technology, I would still have kept my DVDs and they would look brilliant on them, especially in RGB, as DVDs were DESIGNED for those displays.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2020, 11:25
Replies: 483
Views: 59,998
Posted By Foebane
I remember on my PC at around 2004, migrating...

I remember on my PC at around 2004, migrating from a CRT monitor to an LCD display (at least a decent one) and my viewpoint went from scanlines (albeit very fine ones) to basically a MESH of pixels...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2020, 10:46
Replies: 483
Views: 59,998
Posted By Foebane
I grew up in the era of CRTs and they were...

I grew up in the era of CRTs and they were acceptable technologies, despite the many shortcomings they had, and I've seen YouTube videos of close-ups of LCD TVs showing Amiga graphics that look...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2020, 00:02
Replies: 483
Views: 59,998
Posted By Foebane
I don't get this damned obsession with scanlines....

I don't get this damned obsession with scanlines.

I remember using my A500 on various displays, and I never, EVER saw scanlines as an intrinsic part of the Amiga graphics AT ALL, or indeed...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 November 2020, 00:21
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Foebane
I saw: "Is the CD32 sensible?" Errr,...

I saw:

"Is the CD32 sensible?"

Errr, no, not really.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 November 2020, 13:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By Foebane
At best, I TOLERATE Android apps, but given the...

At best, I TOLERATE Android apps, but given the choice, I will always, ALWAYS prefer good old K+M Windows.

The touch-surface of an Android phone is so frustrating, especially with having to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2020, 23:38
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By Foebane
Have you used OCR to rip the plain text from the...

Have you used OCR to rip the plain text from the printed articles? Would be the most efficient way of storing the most articles in the least amount of space.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2020, 12:15
Replies: 32
Views: 3,271
Posted By Foebane
I'd rather play a deep and thought-provoking game...

I'd rather play a deep and thought-provoking game with vector-line real 3D, than a mindless shooter with more-detailed but not quite real 3D.

In any case, I was terrified as a young teenager by...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2020, 01:40
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By Foebane
Best make sure your parents didn't sell your...

Best make sure your parents didn't sell your Amigas because they think you didn't want them anymore. I made the mistake of neglecting my A1200 and my Dad sold it, just like that.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 November 2020, 15:30
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Foebane
The power connector in question is that...

The power connector in question is that distinctive square one the Amiga computers used, right?

Isn't it possible to replace the connectors both on the lead and on the board with a more common...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 November 2020, 23:17
Replies: 32
Views: 3,271
Posted By Foebane
Then stick to the original platform for it. ...

Then stick to the original platform for it.



I'm sure it is, even on a bog-standard A500.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2020, 17:19
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Foebane
UGH. How horrible and sanitised the PC version...

UGH. How horrible and sanitised the PC version looks.

I may call Rescue on Fractalus a glorified tech demo and inferior to games that came out the same year like Novagen's Mercenary, but even I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 November 2020, 17:00
Replies: 32
Views: 3,271
Posted By Foebane
You're presuming I never had an Atari 8-Bit back...

You're presuming I never had an Atari 8-Bit back in the time that Rescue on Fractalus came out. Well, I did.



I would say that Paul Woakes' Mercenary had much, MUCH more depth than Fractalus...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 November 2020, 01:05
Replies: 32
Views: 3,271
Posted By Foebane
Why are people so obsessed with the Rescue on...

Why are people so obsessed with the Rescue on Fractalus engine? I was creating fractal landscapes in programs on the Amiga as easily as that. I don't have any remaining programs on the Amiga of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 November 2020, 20:39
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By Foebane
Amiga Magazine Rack is good enough for me, thanks.

Amiga Magazine Rack is good enough for me, thanks.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 November 2020, 07:48
Replies: 52
Views: 3,200
Posted By Foebane
Why would you have a defragger running in the...

Why would you have a defragger running in the background?

And an antivirus, too? I've never used antivirus on my PC, I'm just careful what links I click on. Unless you're suggesting that MAMEland...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 November 2020, 21:18
Replies: 55
Views: 3,407
Posted By Foebane
SquawkBox, I'm well aware of CRT VGA monitors...

SquawkBox, I'm well aware of CRT VGA monitors having resolutions like 800x600 and 1024x768 back in the day - I should know, I had them myself. But they were progressive, not interlace (except for a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 November 2020, 01:08
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By Foebane
The scroll on the top-left corner could easily be...

The scroll on the top-left corner could easily be OCS/ECS graphics, but not the hexagonal grid the player is standing on. And that half-skeleton figure on the bottom-right is something I've never...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 November 2020, 23:29
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By Foebane
I sincerely doubt the Amiga was used for the...

I sincerely doubt the Amiga was used for the famous "health bar" animation which shows the avatar's helmet and then flesh peeling away in pieces until only a skull remains, all accompanied by a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 November 2020, 22:17
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By Foebane
There is NO f-ing way in f-ing HELL that...

There is NO f-ing way in f-ing HELL that Knightmare, particularly the first couple of seasons, used an Amiga for those shots of the dungeon rooms. Heck, from an article I read many years ago, it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2020, 01:08
Replies: 55
Views: 3,407
Posted By Foebane
I actually MISS CRTs and wish they were still...

I actually MISS CRTs and wish they were still manufactured, but this is because of DVD as a format rather than any retro computing format.

I remember watching TV transmissions on CRT (both colour...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 November 2020, 16:08
Replies: 132
Views: 34,869
Posted By Foebane
I agree with you about Turrican 2, that music...

I agree with you about Turrican 2, that music player is pure awesomeness.

I also agree that the Demoscene does consist of high-quality tunes and compositions, but I like variety, like the use of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 November 2020, 12:29
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By Foebane
Are you kidding? Is this AGA amiga graphics in...

Are you kidding? Is this AGA amiga graphics in the video? I don't see why not! How can I get hold of this and see for myself in WinUAE?

Oh, it's not CD32, is it?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 November 2020, 22:05
Replies: 132
Views: 34,869
Posted By Foebane
Oh, OK.

Oh, OK.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 November 2020, 19:12
Replies: 132
Views: 34,869
Posted By Foebane
Ugh, not my cup of tea. Sounds like that 1988-89...

Ugh, not my cup of tea. Sounds like that 1988-89 era of the Amiga Demoscene that I don't much care for. There were only a few exceptions at that time, but from 1990 onwards, things got a lot better....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 November 2020, 12:59
Replies: 52
Views: 3,200
Posted By Foebane
I am more into the Demoscene than even Chip is,...

I am more into the Demoscene than even Chip is, and I play all of the high-end demos I can, because it reminds me that the Amiga is just as capable of anything that MS-DOS demos can do. Emulation...
Forum: support.WinUAE 06 November 2020, 01:29
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By Foebane
I use Fullscreen because of the V-sync aspect...

I use Fullscreen because of the V-sync aspect alone, and it does solve all the problems switching between PAL and NTSC.

HOWEVER, for some reason, every time I start up emulation in WinUAE, no...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 November 2020, 01:26
Replies: 21
Views: 1,250
Posted By Foebane
I don't believe you. Besides, I never heard of it.

I don't believe you. Besides, I never heard of it.
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 November 2020, 23:22
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Foebane
Is Slow RAM the same speed as Chip RAM? If...

Is Slow RAM the same speed as Chip RAM?

If it is, then it's not a problem as the vanilla A1200 has no Fast RAM.

I just figured that Slow RAM was just that, RAM which is literally slower than...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 November 2020, 23:18
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By Foebane
I always liked Black Viper, especially the...

I always liked Black Viper, especially the graphics that set the stage and that melancholy piano music when you fail your mission.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 November 2020, 18:58
Replies: 21
Views: 1,250
Posted By Foebane
The Sharp X68000 is a Japanese computer platform,...

The Sharp X68000 is a Japanese computer platform, so maybe most articles about it are in Japanese?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 November 2020, 11:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,250
Posted By Foebane
The Amiga was its own unique design, not ripping...

The Amiga was its own unique design, not ripping off other hardware, and AGA is great, and Paula is perfectly fine with just PCM audio, none of that synthesized rubbish. Have you not seen ANY of the...
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