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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 20:36
Replies: 55
Views: 1,675
Posted By dreadnought
@Zarnal: Could you sum it up briefly? It's all...

@Zarnal: Could you sum it up briefly? It's all French to me :)
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 19:59
Replies: 55
Views: 1,675
Posted By dreadnought
I've read this whole thread but...I don't think...

I've read this whole thread but...I don't think the OP question has been answered.

Eg, what is the latency when using WinUAE?

What things do not work on MiSTer? (which, awesome as it is, is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 August 2020, 13:56
Replies: 55
Views: 1,670
Posted By dreadnought
https://commodore.bombjack.org/amiga/

https://commodore.bombjack.org/amiga/
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2020, 20:30
Replies: 55
Views: 1,670
Posted By dreadnought
I'm pretty sure the first Amiga bestseller was...

I'm pretty sure the first Amiga bestseller was Defender of The Crown. The quintessential killer app.

Wikipedia says it "sold 20K copies by the end of 1986 and 1 million by 2001." So the 20K was...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 August 2020, 20:25
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By dreadnought
Shaders in Retroarch are very impressive. There...

Shaders in Retroarch are very impressive. There is also dedicated thread here about WinUAE shaders.

But, for me at least, they are still not a substitute for the real thing. This is more to do...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 August 2020, 11:50
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By dreadnought
I see you are in UK, so that's the PAL zone. Does...

I see you are in UK, so that's the PAL zone. Does it have to be a monitor? If you can find one of the later Trinitrons, eg the F line (before 100Hz era), they have amazing IQ.

Although Trinitron...
Forum: OT - General 03 June 2020, 22:17
Replies: 0
Views: 824
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: 1,673
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: 1,943
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: 674
Views: 71,709
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: 867
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: 783
Views: 53,300
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: 783
Views: 53,300
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: 783
Views: 53,300
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: 783
Views: 53,300
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: 783
Views: 53,300
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: 783
Views: 53,300
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: 1,943
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: 620
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: 6,320
Views: 1,171,066
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: 620
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: 6,320
Views: 1,171,066
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: 701
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: 701
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: 3,246
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: 3,246
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: 3,246
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: 3,246
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: 5,080
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: 946
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: 55
Views: 1,675
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: 2,359
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: 2,359
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: 3,246
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: 5,080
Posted By dreadnought
Msx

Msx
Forum: OT - Gaming 26 May 2020, 19:14
Replies: 15
Views: 867
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: 6,520
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: 867
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: 867
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: 576
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...
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