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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 June 2020, 22:32
Replies: 98
Views: 9,109
Posted By Gilbert
I still use mine to play Warzone 2100 and...

I still use mine to play Warzone 2100 and Vigilante 8, also Poy Poy (great in multiplayer) and Devil Dice

Vigilante 8 played with the dual shock is amazing. It's the best version because you can...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 June 2020, 22:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gilbert
Great job doing the testing there. Would be good...

Great job doing the testing there. Would be good to hear what you think about other mulitformat games.

I'd like to see someone compare Gods. I've watched all the videos and I think the Amiga...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 June 2020, 18:22
Replies: 6,320
Views: 1,171,826
Posted By Gilbert
It's because you love Amiga, but why didn't you...

It's because you love Amiga, but why didn't you buy a CD32?


I finally managed to get Alien Breed : Tower Assault for my CD32. Very happy about this!
Forum: Amiga scene 16 May 2020, 18:31
Replies: 251
Views: 25,250
Posted By Gilbert
Yes i was thinking of the standard version you...

Yes i was thinking of the standard version you mention. Just thinking about it in my head - it never really seems worth it. Once you drop a couple of frames it doesn't seem you are any better off...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 May 2020, 18:17
Replies: 2,641
Views: 409,171
Posted By Gilbert
Thanks for all the info about cd streaming on...

Thanks for all the info about cd streaming on CD32




Wow Commodore really didn't know much about games programming, after the original team left.

But it can still do it? Even if it uses the...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2020, 18:13
Replies: 251
Views: 25,250
Posted By Gilbert
Since you guys are talking tech - is there ever...

Since you guys are talking tech - is there ever any need to triple-buffer games? I always wondered what the point of that would be??

I remember Andrew Braybrook saying he tried it on Fire and Ice...
Forum: News 15 May 2020, 18:11
Replies: 243
Views: 24,652
Posted By Gilbert
I do like the look of Reshoot-R but it needs the...

I do like the look of Reshoot-R but it needs the following to be great

- decent powerups! What's there at the moment is a bit weedy
- more going on in the backgrounds - animations etc

This...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 May 2020, 22:44
Replies: 95
Views: 8,574
Posted By Gilbert
Well Guardian was a first effort for CD32 and was...

Well Guardian was a first effort for CD32 and was free-roaming so I'm sure with more commitment and time a perfect Starfox clone could have been made without the need for new hardware.
Forum: Amiga scene 13 May 2020, 22:23
Replies: 24
Views: 4,892
Posted By Gilbert
Enjoyed the chat with Mike Dailly. Adrian -...

Enjoyed the chat with Mike Dailly. Adrian - listened to it a couple of days ago.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 May 2020, 22:22
Replies: 2,641
Views: 409,171
Posted By Gilbert
Not embarrassed to ask this but can the Amiga...

Not embarrassed to ask this but can the Amiga CD32 stream in data from CD while it's playing games - using the Akiko chip?

If so I figure you could really use a lot of animation data in the game -...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 May 2020, 22:19
Replies: 77
Views: 8,125
Posted By Gilbert
You must be almost unique there. I had a lot of...

You must be almost unique there. I had a lot of pirate games but I also had a lot of originals too. There must be an opposite guy to you - who never had any pirate games and just bought originals

...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 May 2020, 22:15
Replies: 98
Views: 9,109
Posted By Gilbert
I have R-Types but it's probably only arcade...

I have R-Types but it's probably only arcade perfect if you have the NTSC version (for full speed)

I still play Playstation every now and again. - Everyone should get Kulaworld, Poy Poy (superb...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2020, 16:30
Replies: 95
Views: 8,574
Posted By Gilbert
They should have released Metal Slug on the Amiga...

They should have released Metal Slug on the Amiga and also a Star Fox clone.

It might be that only the CD32 would had the power to run these though
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 May 2020, 16:26
Replies: 120
Views: 11,790
Posted By Gilbert
I bought a couple of machine language books for...

I bought a couple of machine language books for the Amiga. But they didn't really show you how to make games. There was a really big gap in the market. I'm sure most developers were keeping all their...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 May 2020, 22:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gilbert
Good info. I think the reason is - it's...

Good info.

I think the reason is - it's easier to make a game on the Megadrive - you just use sprites for all the characters. On the Amiga you have to mix sprites and blitter objects and you only...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 May 2020, 22:26
Replies: 324
Views: 23,678
Posted By Gilbert
I guess Commodore just rushed AGA out. I do like...

I guess Commodore just rushed AGA out. I do like the CD32 now but at the time I could see that AGA was not much of an upgrade. I suppose leveraging their computer hardware in a console was a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 May 2020, 22:22
Replies: 324
Views: 23,678
Posted By Gilbert
That's ok - yes I agree with that - but it has...

That's ok - yes I agree with that - but it has enough CPU power - it just needs more sprites. Look at What Neo Geo does with just sprites and no backgrounds and only a 68000 CPU. They should have...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 May 2020, 22:44
Replies: 324
Views: 23,678
Posted By Gilbert
Is that because the blitter shares memory cycles...

Is that because the blitter shares memory cycles with the processor? or another chip?

Why would they do that? Why didn't they make the CD32 with 1.5 MB chip-Ram and 0.5 Meg fast ram?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 May 2020, 22:38
Replies: 16
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gilbert
Thanks for all the help. so it sounds like Desert...

Thanks for all the help. so it sounds like Desert Strike is well worth getting. Good to know I can show-off the extra power of my CD32




I just had a look on YT for Out To Lunch and the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 May 2020, 19:33
Replies: 176
Views: 18,251
Posted By Gilbert
I bought my first Amiga because it was the...

I bought my first Amiga because it was the greatest games and productivity machine you could buy. It was also the most popular machine - so it was well supported. We had a BBC Micro and a Spectrum so...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 May 2020, 19:27
Replies: 120
Views: 11,790
Posted By Gilbert
Mine is AGA - which ruined the Amiga and made...

Mine is AGA - which ruined the Amiga and made everyone jump ship to the 16-bit consoles. 16 sprites was a big disappointment too.

Other than that- it's not being able to learn how to program -...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 May 2020, 19:23
Replies: 324
Views: 23,678
Posted By Gilbert
How much faster though? I read somewhere the CD32...

How much faster though? I read somewhere the CD32 is 5 times faster than than the Amiga 500. If they rendered in dual playfield with less bitplanes in teh foreground they could have maybe made a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 May 2020, 19:19
Replies: 324
Views: 23,678
Posted By Gilbert
They could have made put a device you plug-in...

They could have made put a device you plug-in which had a slot *on it* which was designed for repeated insertions. If they had upgraded the A500 -it would have beaten back the consoles maybe. Things...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 May 2020, 22:36
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By Gilbert
I have 0Mb of Fast Ram on my CD32, It has 2Mb of...

I have 0Mb of Fast Ram on my CD32, It has 2Mb of pure uncut chip RAM. Fast Ram is overrated.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 May 2020, 22:29
Replies: 16
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gilbert
SNES/MD Games Versus The CD32 Versions

I have a SNES, MD and a CD32 and I'm always interested in what the best version is of a particular game.


I am particularly interested in Out To Lunch, because I already have the SNES version but...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 May 2020, 22:29
Replies: 324
Views: 23,678
Posted By Gilbert
Pretty sure the CD32 could run Virtua Fighter, If...

Pretty sure the CD32 could run Virtua Fighter, If the Megadrive can run Virtua Racing (with the SVP chip). Then the CD32 must be able to match and better that.

Those SVP chips must be cheap while...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 May 2020, 22:21
Replies: 25
Views: 1,883
Posted By Gilbert
R-Type is the best out of every version of...

R-Type is the best out of every version of R-type!!

R-Type 2 is nothing special. Just a re-run of R-Type but not as good

R-Type Delta is surprisingly good tho!

As for the Amiga - R-Type was...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 August 2019, 23:18
Replies: 1,220
Views: 89,297
Posted By Gilbert
You keep think I'm arguing with you when I'm not...

You keep think I'm arguing with you when I'm not :) For the record you're the one who said I was spreading false information when I wasn't.

I wasn't moving the goalposts because I wasn't arguing...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 August 2019, 22:44
Replies: 277
Views: 19,391
Posted By Gilbert
I agree they should redo Dragon Ninja. The arcade...

I agree they should redo Dragon Ninja. The arcade version plays so well and the Amiga version has that weird control method.

I want to see Ghouls N Ghosts done properly
Forum: Amiga scene 18 August 2019, 21:30
Replies: 1,220
Views: 89,297
Posted By Gilbert
I don't think R-Type and Rainbow Islands run at...

I don't think R-Type and Rainbow Islands run at 50fps. I didn't think Silkworm did either but maybe I am wrong about that. R-Type and RI are both excellent conversions though. Toki is a great example...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 August 2019, 19:37
Replies: 1,220
Views: 89,297
Posted By Gilbert
I have always agreed it is possible on Amiga but...

I have always agreed it is possible on Amiga but like I said I don't agree it's commonplace. Even that list is a very small subset of the total number of games available for the Amiga. Games like...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 August 2019, 19:19
Replies: 1,220
Views: 89,297
Posted By Gilbert
I'm going to have to give that some thought, it...

I'm going to have to give that some thought, it sounds very complicated. Does it work on a large map you are scrolling using hardware scrolling . Because won't you have to keep copying new data to...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 August 2019, 19:16
Replies: 1,220
Views: 89,297
Posted By Gilbert
TBH I've always thought that it is a game that...

TBH I've always thought that it is a game that plays to the Amiga's strengths because it scrolls over such a small fixed area you can just store the area in memory and smooth scroll over it. But yes...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2019, 23:18
Replies: 1,220
Views: 89,297
Posted By Gilbert
I said the A1200 was comparable to a Megadrive in...

I said the A1200 was comparable to a Megadrive in power and by that I meant 2D power and I still stand by that. In terms of 3D games, I'm sure it would outshine the MD. But the problem is maybe the...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2019, 14:26
Replies: 1,220
Views: 89,297
Posted By Gilbert
You're acting like I am attacking the Amiga. I'm...

You're acting like I am attacking the Amiga. I'm not. I loved my Amiga. But for anyone who owned a 60Hz SNES or MD at the same time as an Amiga, the differences were obvious. Why not compare A1200...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2019, 14:07
Replies: 1,220
Views: 89,297
Posted By Gilbert
I loved R-Type on the Amiga. It was the best...

I loved R-Type on the Amiga. It was the best version apart from the PCE one
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2019, 14:05
Replies: 1,220
Views: 89,297
Posted By Gilbert
I think it was tech specs because I loved my A500...

I think it was tech specs because I loved my A500 but then I got a 60HZ SNES in about 1992 and I hardly bought another Amiga game. Games like F-Zero and SFII (not the PAL version which was slow) and...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 August 2019, 22:03
Replies: 1,220
Views: 89,297
Posted By Gilbert
Re: Mega Typhoon. The MD has Musha which does...

Re: Mega Typhoon. The MD has Musha which does that with more colours, multi-parallax and most amazing of all can actually play music as well as sound fx (hard to believe this is possible I know!) :D...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 August 2019, 18:59
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By Gilbert
I read a preview with the programmer and it says...

I read a preview with the programmer and it says something about maybe collecting toys or fruit to increase time?

Also he mentions you can get a brush to paint the floor and that when an item...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 August 2019, 18:52
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Gilbert
R-Type Final is a strange game, it doesn't...

R-Type Final is a strange game, it doesn't compare that well with traditional scrolling schmups. Personally I don't like it. I bought Edge Magazine 100 Best Games Ever this year and R-type Final was...
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