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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2019, 16:56
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By dreamkatcha
Haha! The plot thickens. So the Americans nicked...

Haha! The plot thickens. So the Americans nicked the idea, renamed Foo and claimed him as their own. The gits! :nuts

...and then in the UK we did the same thing with Chad? Oh.

I see the Foo...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 June 2019, 21:22
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By dreamkatcha
Yep, it's definitely in COD. There's a link to...

Yep, it's definitely in COD. There's a link to the evidence (https://www.reddit.com/r/WWII/comments/6vukuh/bringing_back_an_old_ww2_meme/) in the Wikipedia article on the subject. It says the meme...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 June 2019, 20:56
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By dreamkatcha
theq, when you first said that I kicked myself...

theq, when you first said that I kicked myself for not remembering. I can't decide if you planted a fake memory in my head or what now. :D Maybe I was latching onto the writing on the wall in the...
Forum: HOL data problems 16 June 2019, 13:25
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks. No idea, sorry. I just stumbled across...

Thanks. No idea, sorry. I just stumbled across the info while researching for a review of the Amiga version. Yes, I thought the details of its release are a bit sketchy too. If I can contact the...
Forum: HOL data problems 16 June 2019, 10:41
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By dreamkatcha
Arachnophobia Atari ST version

The HOL entry for this says the ST version never happened, except you can get it from Atari Legend as of 2017.

https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_reviews_detail.php?game_id=6380&review_id=129
Forum: News 15 June 2019, 14:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By dreamkatcha
Great news of course, but I should point out that...

Great news of course, but I should point out that the former Ocean France guys weren't responsible for the Amiga version of Mr Nutz. That was by Neon Software and is very different to the SNES game.
Forum: Coders. General 29 May 2019, 12:03
Replies: 74
Views: 26,099
Posted By dreamkatcha
It turns it already kind of does batch...

It turns it already kind of does batch processing. Drag and drop loads of pics at once and it'll crunch through them in sequence. Nice.

Here's my demo results...
...
Forum: Coders. General 27 May 2019, 12:24
Replies: 74
Views: 26,099
Posted By dreamkatcha
Wow, that's fantastic, thanks. :) Is there a...

Wow, that's fantastic, thanks. :)

Is there a way to get it to batch process images?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 May 2019, 12:31
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By dreamkatcha
Kilroy was here

Have any of you come across this phrase graffitied/scrawled on walls in Amiga (or whatever) games? It's a kind of real world US meme (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilroy_was_here) that dates back to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 April 2019, 21:47
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By dreamkatcha
Instant fun... just add Cannon Fodder

I was struggling to make Sturmtruppen look exciting. So I cheated. :D

https://youtu.be/tloLgC0Ul68
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 March 2019, 19:04
Replies: 34
Views: 1,730
Posted By dreamkatcha
Ah yes, that's definitely the same instrumental,...

Ah yes, that's definitely the same instrumental, and it's very close to the original so you'd expect that to be blocked too if my theory was right. Dunno then, just clutching at straws.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 March 2019, 15:46
Replies: 34
Views: 1,730
Posted By dreamkatcha
I've had tonnes of copyright claims, sometimes 10...

I've had tonnes of copyright claims, sometimes 10 for the same video. I'll tweak it, re-upload and pray the Powers that Be allow it. I wouldn't worry about being banned from YouTube altogether unless...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2019, 19:58
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By dreamkatcha
Right you lot, I dare you not to break out the...

Right you lot, I dare you not to break out the aciiiiiiiiiiiiiiid!!!! :cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZNwIwveaKk
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2019, 12:35
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks. I find these one-trick-wonder animations...

Thanks. I find these one-trick-wonder animations more interesting than some of the full-blown demos. I'd pretty much given up when I found them by accident on a compilation CD in DMS format. I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2019, 08:01
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By dreamkatcha
I've found all the rest of the Chuck and friends...

I've found all the rest of the Chuck and friends animations now, all 10 disks worth. Lots of quirky gaming parodies mostly, plus three longer, story style demos. I'll get 'em all on YouTube if...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 February 2019, 21:01
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By dreamkatcha
I finally remembered I was supposed to be...

I finally remembered I was supposed to be capturing Steve's animations for YouTube. Ta da...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eufkvxWWlDc
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 February 2019, 00:19
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By dreamkatcha
Yeah, definitely worth dying for! That really...

Yeah, definitely worth dying for! That really grabs you by the ears and makes you pay attention. :)

HOL says it's by Tim Bartlett.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2019, 22:10
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By dreamkatcha
Foebane - Yep, I wanted to go out on a high and...

Foebane - Yep, I wanted to go out on a high and thought that would fit the bill. It's amazing something so simple is this effective.

I actually had to reconstruct that because I couldn't capture...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2019, 08:48
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks. Time-stamped game titles are now in place...

Thanks. Time-stamped game titles are now in place in the video description for any you're not familiar with if you're curious.

Yep, I'm fairly sure it's the one place you can die in Monkey Island...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2019, 15:45
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By dreamkatcha
malko - Yep, I can see how that would have helped...

malko - Yep, I can see how that would have helped - I did start doing this as I’ve done in the past. The plan was to create a strip of black space underneath the video and put the text there, but it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2019, 11:36
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By dreamkatcha
Some of the Amiga’s most memorable death/game over animation sequences

In honour of all the incompetent gamers around the globe I present…

https://youtu.be/IZE1yDVW_GY
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 February 2019, 23:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,546
Posted By dreamkatcha
That's depressing news. I tried to get in touch...

That's depressing news. I tried to get in touch with Steve a while back to ask him about the Fright Night adventure game that wasn't. I found him, only nothing came of it in the end. A bit of a...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 31 January 2019, 19:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By dreamkatcha
One of the biggest differences between FS-UAE and...

One of the biggest differences between FS-UAE and WinUAE is that WinUAE can capture video natively, while you'd have to use separate software to achieve the same thing with FS-UAE. Worth keeping in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 December 2018, 14:23
Replies: 20
Views: 2,637
Posted By dreamkatcha
So that'll be the aftermath of the Predator...

So that'll be the aftermath of the Predator detonating! I love this kind of long lost trivia, thanks.

The Amiga version is still missing the bit where Arnie drops the tree trunk counterweight on...
Forum: OT - General 27 December 2018, 11:20
Replies: 16
Views: 1,059
Posted By dreamkatcha
I forgot to leave my 'Santa please stop here'...

I forgot to leave my 'Santa please stop here' sign outside my house this year. Christmas was a write-off! ;)

Hope you all had a fabtastic one.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 December 2018, 11:27
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By dreamkatcha
Yes, movie conversions do tend to lean towards...

Yes, movie conversions do tend to lean towards the wrong end of pitiful. There's no getting away from that. I don't think it matters so much though from a gaming historian point of view. I still find...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 December 2018, 11:06
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By dreamkatcha
Untouchables and Die Hard 2 movie scenes vs Amiga game levels

To illustrate the text reviews I've been working on I've compared game segments to the movie scenes that inspired them. Much harder to do than with Roger Rabbit to condense them into short clips,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 December 2018, 09:50
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By dreamkatcha
Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Amiga game vs movie

I've been snagging snippets of the movie and synchronising them with the same scenes in the Silent Software game to supplement my latest text review (as well as seeing how many words starting with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 December 2018, 20:14
Replies: 20
Views: 2,036
Posted By dreamkatcha
LOL. This is Nintendo's 2005! (when YouTube...

LOL. This is Nintendo's 2005! (when YouTube started)
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2018, 11:53
Replies: 42
Views: 2,792
Posted By dreamkatcha
Me too. Definitely nice to see something a bit...

Me too. Definitely nice to see something a bit off-piste source material-wise. I've got a vague recollection of a Christmas Carol game being in the works in the Amiga days, but then nothing came of...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 December 2018, 15:14
Replies: 42
Views: 2,792
Posted By dreamkatcha
Looking good. Just need to get official...

Looking good. Just need to get official endorsement from Charlie now. I'm sure he'll love it. ;)
Forum: Coders. Contest 02 December 2018, 17:17
Replies: 51
Views: 5,374
Posted By dreamkatcha
Hope you manage to get over this setback. The...

Hope you manage to get over this setback. The likenesses are unmistakable - amazing given these are tiny pixel art sprites.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 November 2018, 00:22
Replies: 224
Views: 13,655
Posted By dreamkatcha
Watch some dude eat stuff and forget to 'react'...

Watch some dude eat stuff and forget to 'react' while he watches the AVGN CD32 episode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsGBxOZNR28

Some dude's nasal passageway reacts to the AVGN CD32 episode
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2018, 07:39
Replies: 224
Views: 13,655
Posted By dreamkatcha
I love a lot of movies that pre-date me, but like...

I love a lot of movies that pre-date me, but like you I do find that I have a rough cut-off point where if I rewind too much I just can't connect with a movie because it's too far removed from what I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2018, 07:24
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By dreamkatcha
Sierra/Disney could have worked harder on the PR...

Sierra/Disney could have worked harder on the PR train then. Oops. :laughing

I'd imagine it's quite a confusing game for anyone who hasn't seen the movie because it follows it so closely and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 November 2018, 01:15
Replies: 224
Views: 13,655
Posted By dreamkatcha
Oh right, I didn't know it was an audience...

Oh right, I didn't know it was an audience participation thing. I don't know if I should be grateful they're not all James' ...erm, excretions, or worried that other people think along the same...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 November 2018, 14:47
Replies: 224
Views: 13,655
Posted By dreamkatcha
It's been a while since I've seen an AVGN...

It's been a while since I've seen an AVGN episode. I wasn't at all surprised that James bashed the CD32 within an inch of its life... that goes without saying. What I can't get over is that all the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 November 2018, 14:01
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By dreamkatcha
The Black Cauldron - game versus movie

Right on the cusp of the A500's arrival the game of the movie of a series of books was released. I think for that reason it's thought of more as a DOS/Apple game than an Amiga adventure so it doesn't...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 November 2018, 20:56
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By dreamkatcha
I used to have it on while I was getting ready...

I used to have it on while I was getting ready for school, but don't remember any sort of Lemmings collaboration either. Maybe they did all the magazine PR work then forgot to actually include the TV...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2018, 11:40
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By dreamkatcha
LOL. It was never going to win any awards, but...

LOL. It was never going to win any awards, but given the Total Recall game’s disastrous development path I think it could have been much worse. It’s definitely not as bad as Ocean’s Terminator 2.
...
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