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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 23:50
Replies: 3
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Posted By Foebane
Are 8-bit games for CHILDREN?

I grew up with the Atari 600/800XL series of computers and liked the graphics and gameplay in each one, in several notable games like Blue Max, Bruce Lee and Boulder Dash.

However, in my 30s and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 23:43
Replies: 63
Views: 2,095
Posted By Foebane
Ironic, since in ALL of the Atari 8-bit games I...

Ironic, since in ALL of the Atari 8-bit games I have known back in the day, it was actually the gameplay mechanics that were absolutely BASIC as well as the graphics. Which is why I ditched them all...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 06:23
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Foebane
I remember the aroma of my brand new A500 that I...

I remember the aroma of my brand new A500 that I got at Christmas 1990, it has become an evocative memory, smelling that brand new machine whilst looking at the colour pictures of Deluxe Paint in the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 October 2019, 08:08
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Foebane
I'm not so sure, the keyboard looks particularly...

I'm not so sure, the keyboard looks particularly grubby.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 October 2019, 22:14
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Foebane
Was that Atari 65/130XE found there on the floor,...

Was that Atari 65/130XE found there on the floor, or was it placed there for the photo to look particularly pathetic?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 October 2019, 12:16
Replies: 63
Views: 2,095
Posted By Foebane
VGA PCs cost a HECK of a lot more to gain the...

VGA PCs cost a HECK of a lot more to gain the usability of a standard Amiga, AGA or not, and it wasn't really worth it when you already had excellent software and games. Simulators might gain an...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 10:16
Replies: 63
Views: 2,095
Posted By Foebane
What was said about Turrican, where you can be...

What was said about Turrican, where you can be harmed by enemies coming in off the edge of the screen, yes, that's what put me off Turrican from the start. Bad gameplay, excellent music!


...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 00:46
Replies: 63
Views: 2,095
Posted By Foebane
Back in the day, I played games like Carrier...

Back in the day, I played games like Carrier Command (completed it!), Mercenary and Damocles for days on end and mapped as much as I could on pieces of grid paper, but going back to them in the last...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2019, 22:34
Replies: 63
Views: 2,095
Posted By Foebane
I think the fact that us old 'uns don't like to...

I think the fact that us old 'uns don't like to revisit old games now that we played some 30-odd years ago was because back then, we had to be PATIENT for a lot of them, as they were so slow-paced....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2019, 21:11
Replies: 63
Views: 2,095
Posted By Foebane
For a short while, I had an Atari ST before I...

For a short while, I had an Atari ST before I even had my A500, and I bought more ST games than Amiga games, although there were lots of Amiga game demos on the countless Amiga magazines I bought.
...
Forum: support.Apps 07 October 2019, 11:03
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Foebane
What are .image files and how can I use them in WB?

https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=12753

I've come across this demo and was wondering how to run it? It consists of .image files with accompanying icons, and was wondering what app is needed to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 October 2019, 22:42
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By Foebane
Oh, I know the "amigo" word, I've heard it...

Oh, I know the "amigo" word, I've heard it countless times in movies and TV shows.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 October 2019, 22:27
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By Foebane
I never thought of that, although I knew the...

I never thought of that, although I knew the naval meaning.
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 October 2019, 22:19
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Foebane
StickyKeys is the bane of my life, the number of...

StickyKeys is the bane of my life, the number of times I've tapped Shift too often and the program I'm running (or even game) is rudely interrupted. I tend to turn off all that Accessibility stuff.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 October 2019, 22:17
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By Foebane
I'm going by the Google Translate result: "amiga"...

I'm going by the Google Translate result: "amiga" from Spanish to English means "friend". :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 October 2019, 22:06
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By Foebane
What did Spaniards and Mexicans think of the computer known as "FRIEND"?

It's just occurred to me that with a computer system named after the word for "friend" in a specific language, that it would be especially popular in those countries with that language. So, how well...
Forum: support.Other 01 October 2019, 00:32
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By Foebane
But then WinUAE can't use it. :)

But then WinUAE can't use it. :)
Forum: support.Other 30 September 2019, 17:46
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By Foebane
I have a couple of batch files on PC I can attach...

I have a couple of batch files on PC I can attach to emails by changing them to .txt, but the ones inside the LHA archive are not easy at all to change. But, as others have said, just remove the .lha...
Forum: support.Other 29 September 2019, 18:00
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By Foebane
Windows still works that way. And to be...

Windows still works that way.

And to be honest, being able to change the extension makes it easy to hide things. ;)
Forum: support.Other 29 September 2019, 16:44
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By Foebane
Speaking of "no extensions needed for scripts",...

Speaking of "no extensions needed for scripts", are there ANY Amiga files that need extensions for identification? I would've thought archives would be one thing that is needed, if only for WinUAE to...
Forum: support.Other 29 September 2019, 12:16
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By Foebane
I wouldn't say that about GMail. If they're...

I wouldn't say that about GMail. If they're willing to recognise Amiga LHA files (what's an Amiga, many of their younger employees ask) within attachments, then they'll go further and examine the...
Forum: support.Other 29 September 2019, 10:23
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By Foebane
Made the changes yesterday; totally removed all...

Made the changes yesterday; totally removed all the .bat extensions and no more error messages on GMail.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 September 2019, 22:53
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Foebane
Interesting.

Interesting.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 September 2019, 17:53
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Foebane
What if it's lo-res only? The idea I had was to...

What if it's lo-res only? The idea I had was to keep the graphical bitmaps intact, sorry I didn't make that clear before.
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 September 2019, 07:37
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Foebane
Also, wouldn't the original programmers and...

Also, wouldn't the original programmers and graphicians of the games object to their work being "modified" (even if it is temporary) and not how they intended them to be perceived?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 September 2019, 07:09
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Foebane
C64 Boulder Dash should've blown away the Atari 8-Bit original

So Boulder Dash on Atari is limited to five colours on-screen max, although they can be any one of 128 colours each from the palette, right? But the C64 is unlimited in its graphical scope and that...
Forum: support.Other 28 September 2019, 07:02
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By Foebane
I use LHA, I thought Google wouldn't scan those...

I use LHA, I thought Google wouldn't scan those either, but it did and it rejected the files as attachments.

I am seriously considering not bothering with an extension, following all of your...
Forum: support.Other 28 September 2019, 00:33
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By Foebane
Alternatives to ".bat" extension in files?

All of my Amiga-related files must have extensions like ADF and EXE and LHA, but I find that if I add BAT extensions to the script files I create for Amiga, and then put them in archives that I then...
Forum: support.Apps 08 September 2019, 23:01
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Foebane
So if you wanted to run a demo that required...

So if you wanted to run a demo that required programs to be run beforehand, or assigns to be set, then you would go through all that? Not me. In any case, the scripts would come in useful for other...
Forum: support.Apps 08 September 2019, 18:15
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Foebane
Thank god for that! I thought I'd replace the...

Thank god for that! I thought I'd replace the spaces with something that is fairly unobtrusive, and I think underscores are ugly as heck. But that's my opinion. :)
Forum: support.Apps 08 September 2019, 15:08
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Foebane
Another question: Is the period/full...

Another question:

Is the period/full stop/dot "." permitted in Amiga filenames? I've just gone and replaced all the spaces in the previous filenames with periods, so hopefully the whole issue of...
Forum: support.Apps 07 September 2019, 11:28
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Foebane
I used to, but I was fed up of having to click...

I used to, but I was fed up of having to click the mouse on the text box after double-clicking the script name, left arrow key my way to the start and type in "execute " each time. Now I've followed...
Forum: support.Apps 07 September 2019, 09:23
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Foebane
They're just scripts that run demos from LHA...

They're just scripts that run demos from LHA files that I drag to the desktop, so I don't have to open up the archives and go digging for the right file. It works better this way, especially as some...
Forum: support.Apps 06 September 2019, 18:35
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Foebane
Confirmed. I just removed the spaces from...

Confirmed.

I just removed the spaces from one filename but it looks ugly, but I think I've found a way to execute the script with just the number after the @ sign as a filename in full. It would...
Forum: support.Apps 06 September 2019, 10:23
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Foebane
It's not a necessity for me, but I thought icons...

It's not a necessity for me, but I thought icons were necessary. If I can avoid icons, I'd like to. Sorry if I wasn't clear about that.

So why isn't my script working?
Forum: support.Apps 06 September 2019, 09:10
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Foebane
I forgot to mention it before, but I already...

I forgot to mention it before, but I already tried setting the S attribute on the scripts, but I get the attached result. What is it looking for?

But when I prefix "execute " it runs as usual.
Forum: support.Apps 06 September 2019, 08:16
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Foebane
How can I make a .bat script runnable from the desktop?

I have a lot of scripts, basically batch files, that I usually run with double-clicking on the file, and then, in the "Execute a File" dialog, I have to add the prefix "execute " to the name of the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 August 2019, 00:33
Replies: 57
Views: 2,312
Posted By Foebane
No love for the Konix Speedking? The best...

No love for the Konix Speedking? The best joystick I ever used out of the many I tried over the years, and I'm LEFT-handed for most things!
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 August 2019, 23:12
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By Foebane
OF COURSE those tiles are NOT pre-rendered! They...

OF COURSE those tiles are NOT pre-rendered! They are so simple to draw and animate that it would be POINTLESS NOT to hand-draw them!
Forum: support.WinUAE 18 August 2019, 16:30
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Foebane
I stand humbly corrected.

I stand humbly corrected.
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