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Forum: OT - General 03 June 2020, 22:17
Replies: 0
Views: 614
Posted By dreadnought
So I've just banned myself...

As per @BippyM's request from this thread: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1404859#post1404859

I'm way too old to be a part of a board which is ran like a personal fiefdom of few hypocrites....
Forum: OT - General 03 June 2020, 19:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,382
Posted By dreadnought
Only problem is that's not what *really* has...

Only problem is that's not what *really* has happened. What I saw was some people having opinion contrary to yours, in a highly controversial thread, and for that they were threatened with bans and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 June 2020, 16:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,540
Posted By dreadnought
Project X on PSX? Hah, must check it out...could...

Project X on PSX? Hah, must check it out...could be quite a looker in 240p. This is what happens when you limit yourself only to NTSC romsets...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 14:05
Replies: 643
Views: 67,398
Posted By dreadnought
Don't worry, when you are the Lead Designer at a...

Don't worry, when you are the Lead Designer at a big studio you'll have a bunch of minions do it for you ;)
Forum: OT - Gaming 01 June 2020, 16:30
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By dreadnought
It's got to be one of the unbreakable Rules of...

It's got to be one of the unbreakable Rules of the Internet, that whenever there's a TES topic, somebody will come and start going on about how crap they are and why Gothic/Witcher are so, so much...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 June 2020, 10:20
Replies: 772
Views: 51,496
Posted By dreadnought
I have a scanline generator. But CRTs are not...

I have a scanline generator. But CRTs are not just about scanlines, they're a modern obsession. Shadow mask and all other TV tube intrinsics are as important.

I can't agree about 98 being so bad,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2020, 22:15
Replies: 772
Views: 51,496
Posted By dreadnought
Really...

Really (http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1397755&postcount=734)? ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2020, 20:52
Replies: 772
Views: 51,496
Posted By dreadnought
Original Dosbox's display wasn't accurate...

Original Dosbox's display wasn't accurate (https://www.reddit.com/r/dosbox/comments/4wyj7r/xpost_pixelperfect_display_in_dosbox_with_scaling/), that's the whole problem. I think the 0.75 finally...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2020, 19:25
Replies: 772
Views: 51,496
Posted By dreadnought
I got this FM 801 recommended earlier. It's...

I got this FM 801 recommended earlier. It's supposed to be fine in DOS.

Main reason I do all this is actually because I want to use VGA CRT monitor. I'm not even sure Dosbox outputs proper...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2020, 18:08
Replies: 772
Views: 51,496
Posted By dreadnought
I wrote about this machine few pages back...it's...

I wrote about this machine few pages back...it's 1Ghz P3 with some Asus mobo. Win 98SE will do fine, if I had more time I'd do pure DOS but this requires more fiddling. In fact I was so busy with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2020, 16:11
Replies: 772
Views: 51,496
Posted By dreadnought
Well, if i wanted to use Dosbox I wouldn't bother...

Well, if i wanted to use Dosbox I wouldn't bother with getting an old PC :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 May 2020, 00:16
Replies: 21
Views: 1,540
Posted By dreadnought
This is a bit of a hair splitting exercise....

This is a bit of a hair splitting exercise. Syndicate is an Amiga icon and it was hugely influential on this platform. So IMO it really is not that relevant that it was released alongside PC version...
Forum: OT - Gaming 30 May 2020, 14:27
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By dreadnought
You can "finish" it, then replay again, because...

You can "finish" it, then replay again, because that's what these games are all about. You can finish the first mission in Laser Squad in less than 5 minutes, and yet I still play it occasionally.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 May 2020, 11:35
Replies: 6,306
Views: 1,160,096
Posted By dreadnought
Yeah. I live in Poland atm and here Trinitrons...

Yeah. I live in Poland atm and here Trinitrons don't have any special markup. The seller was actually asking ~10 pounds, but I paid him extra for delivery and that VGA monitor.

Now, if you look at...
Forum: OT - Gaming 30 May 2020, 10:36
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By dreadnought
Here is the original X Com:...

Here is the original X Com: https://www.mobygames.com/game/rebelstar

Still very playable and totally awesome.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 May 2020, 10:27
Replies: 6,306
Views: 1,160,096
Posted By dreadnought
YAT - Yet Another Trinitron. Delivered by seller...

YAT - Yet Another Trinitron. Delivered by seller (plus a Syncmaster 17" VGA monitor), for about 20 pounds.

It's in a very good nick, and the display has no major imperfections found often in CRTs...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 May 2020, 17:49
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By dreadnought
They ain't pulling no punches with that Pro...

They ain't pulling no punches with that Pro version. MiSTer cores? Downscaling modern sources so they can be displayed in 240p on a CRT? Phew.

I doubt it'll be anytime soon though, and the price...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 May 2020, 09:45
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By dreadnought
It's odd, VGP price is 135E, and units on ebay go...

It's odd, VGP price is 135E, and units on ebay go for 200+. Even the Chinese clones are priced on-par with VGP, which does not make sense. What gives?
Forum: Hardware mods 28 May 2020, 15:52
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By dreadnought
Sure it's valid, when you really have no room....

Sure it's valid, when you really have no room. Which is why I did not say it's everybody.

For the rest though, it reminds me of the time my folks were fobbing off my pleas of buying a...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 May 2020, 12:57
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By dreadnought
Sure, which classifies as "other reasons" I was...

Sure, which classifies as "other reasons" I was talking about (same as flicker, which is perfectly understandable). But even so, it's often not even about utilizing the space better, but the simple...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 May 2020, 11:53
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By dreadnought
Not everybody, no. Which is why I used the word...

Not everybody, no. Which is why I used the word "most". Because majority of people who say that, could make room if they really wanted to. They don't because of other reasons.
Forum: Hardware mods 28 May 2020, 09:36
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By dreadnought
Yep, because in space of little more than a...

Yep, because in space of little more than a decade people have started living in shoe boxes. Where there's a will, there's a way. It does not have to be 28" either.

That "I have no room!" is not a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 May 2020, 23:40
Replies: 46
Views: 4,890
Posted By dreadnought
https://static.getjar.com/ss/11/813165.jpg

https://static.getjar.com/ss/11/813165.jpg
Forum: Hardware mods 27 May 2020, 23:37
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By dreadnought
Great thing about ACA is that all the essential...

Great thing about ACA is that all the essential stuff is pretty much already there. It will install WB for you.

You can add many utils to WB itself depending on what you like to do with it. I...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 May 2020, 23:30
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By dreadnought
It's not really more Amiga than any other...

It's not really more Amiga than any other solution which is not an actual Amiga :)

You can build a dedicated (near) bare metal mini PC, or RPi, which will power up very fast too. The actual...
Forum: OT - Technical 27 May 2020, 18:36
Replies: 38
Views: 1,878
Posted By dreadnought
Every time I update (and I don't do it often btw)...

Every time I update (and I don't do it often btw) I just re-run O&O or WPD and that's all there is to it. I've never seen an ad, a rogue app, or even Metro itself for that matter.

I've also never...
Forum: OT - Technical 27 May 2020, 17:35
Replies: 38
Views: 1,878
Posted By dreadnought
It takes ~30 minutes to get Win 10 into a very...

It takes ~30 minutes to get Win 10 into a very usable shape. Simplewall, O&O, Classic Start Menu and few under-the-hood tweaks and you're done - no need for LTSC.
Forum: Hardware mods 27 May 2020, 17:00
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By dreadnought
There's no business like retro gaming video cable...

There's no business like retro gaming video cable business. Just ask the Retrovision people

What always cracks me up is that actual CRT TV's price is usually 0$ or thereabouts :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 May 2020, 00:51
Replies: 46
Views: 4,890
Posted By dreadnought
Msx

Msx
Forum: OT - Gaming 26 May 2020, 19:14
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By dreadnought
It's odd, I really do not recall having any...

It's odd, I really do not recall having any problems with it whatsoever (apart from performance maxed out, but that's another matter.)

There is a unified patch installer which contains MGE and...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 May 2020, 17:47
Replies: 80
Views: 6,145
Posted By dreadnought
Nah. The point of Minis is to be cheap, cute &...

Nah. The point of Minis is to be cheap, cute & plug-and-play. As great as MiSTer is, it definitely isn't any of these things :)
Forum: OT - Gaming 26 May 2020, 16:43
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By dreadnought
Lol, what did I just read? How...

Lol, what did I just read? How ~edgy~...seriously, kids these days :D

I'm used to people dumping on TES/Fallout games, it's the favourite pastime of modern PC crowd (even if it's mostly completely...
Forum: OT - Gaming 26 May 2020, 12:58
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By dreadnought
OpenMW is great for vanilla MW experience, but I...

OpenMW is great for vanilla MW experience, but I don't think it supports all the gfx enchancements from MGE.

I had been running the patched MGE on Win 10 before so I guess you need to make sure...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 May 2020, 20:59
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By dreadnought
Finally, a dedicated forum. Looks good! Joined as...

Finally, a dedicated forum. Looks good! Joined as well.

The MiSTer-specific reddits are pretty much dead, but there 's some general "fpga" one which deals mostly with MiSTer. Still, I don't really...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 May 2020, 19:34
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By dreadnought
Well, I mean the atari-forum, when it's back up...

Well, I mean the atari-forum, when it's back up and running. They also have a reddit sub I think.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 May 2020, 18:58
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By dreadnought
Maybe so, but at least there's a forum and some...

Maybe so, but at least there's a forum and some active user base.

I've just bricked my ZX Uno (and have to send it back for reprogramming) , thanks to complete lack of any info / wrong info /...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2020, 17:43
Replies: 47
Views: 2,414
Posted By dreadnought
What I think is that I don't know what happened....

What I think is that I don't know what happened. Seems that you do know 100%, definitely and for sure though. Okay. It could very well be that you are right, but it also could be that you are...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2020, 16:48
Replies: 47
Views: 2,414
Posted By dreadnought
If I printed it on a decent paper from high...

If I printed it on a decent paper from high quality scans it's very unlikely you'd be able to tell the difference. Same goes for shrink-wrap- it's nigh on impossible to tell, if somebody has...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 May 2020, 21:41
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By dreadnought
-OSSC apart form upscaling can give you...

-OSSC apart form upscaling can give you scanlines, which in turn will make games look much better on the modern display. If you don't mind the raw, "blocky" pixels look you can see in emulators then...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 May 2020, 14:01
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By dreadnought
There was a time I thought so too :) Then I tried...

There was a time I thought so too :) Then I tried to play King Of Chicago / Beneath A Steel Sky / any-bigger-Amiga-game and I quickly got a CF solution for my real Amiga.

Hdfs are quite similar to...
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