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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 04:08
Replies: 34
Views: 879
Posted By dreadnought
People always try to blame some external factor...

People always try to blame some external factor like piracy or Commodore's ineptness on the Amiga's demise, but while these things might have contributed somewhat on the micro level, the bigger...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 September 2022, 04:33
Replies: 128
Views: 13,337
Posted By dreadnought
Sorry, but this is ridiculous on several levels....

Sorry, but this is ridiculous on several levels. There were heaps of innovative Japanese games that started life on their computers, which there were plenty of. Eg NECs PC-8801 game library is huge....
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 23 September 2022, 14:09
Replies: 55
Views: 2,342
Posted By dreadnought
So, it's about remaking a game that wasn't great...

So, it's about remaking a game that wasn't great to start with, in a heavily cut down way. Hmph. Tbh I'd much rather see anything else made in Scorpion than that, even if it was a pong-level game....
Forum: Amiga scene 22 September 2022, 04:11
Replies: 39
Views: 2,434
Posted By dreadnought
One big website with all the Amiga info is not...

One big website with all the Amiga info is not such a bad idea, we could use a solid and organised Wiki of sorts. Sure, EAB and other forums are great but do require some trawling and sifting...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 September 2022, 03:24
Replies: 39
Views: 2,434
Posted By dreadnought
He lost me @ "raise money for best Amiga website...

He lost me @ "raise money for best Amiga website evah", while rambling in a poorly made video, and that was just minute and a half in. Can somebody recap his main talking points from later on?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 September 2022, 15:47
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By dreadnought
FMV phase in gaming was indeed pretty terrible,...

FMV phase in gaming was indeed pretty terrible, but these days I can agree that they can be quite "fun", even if means just marvelling at the tacky cheapness and terrible acting of it all. The Tex...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 September 2022, 04:34
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By dreadnought
There were a few notable (but mostly niche)...

There were a few notable (but mostly niche) titles this year, such as like Robinson's Requirem, The Clue, Dreamweb, K240, Captive II, Plus some mildly popular ones such as Power Drive, Chuck Rock II,...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 September 2022, 15:51
Replies: 1,109
Views: 74,483
Posted By dreadnought
Thanks. But... ¯\_("")_/¯

Thanks. But... ¯\_("")_/¯
Forum: Amiga scene 16 September 2022, 15:45
Replies: 1,109
Views: 74,483
Posted By dreadnought
Sorry, but this is being ridiculous. You're so...

Sorry, but this is being ridiculous. You're so blinded by being locked into the combat mode that you can't even answer a banally simple question, and the whole talk about a "task" (literally typing...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 September 2022, 12:50
Replies: 1,109
Views: 74,483
Posted By dreadnought
Haha, a classic. Hold that though next time you...

Haha, a classic. Hold that though next time you and yours whine about the haters being rude and/or unreasonable.

But, even if you hate my guts, you could just do it for the sake of lurkers. These...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 September 2022, 09:18
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By dreadnought
Amazingly, the arcade cabs seem to be still...

Amazingly, the arcade cabs seem to be still there. Guess it's not easy to scavenge them from such location.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 September 2022, 03:58
Replies: 1,109
Views: 74,483
Posted By dreadnought
There are always some ppl which will truly hate...

There are always some ppl which will truly hate on things out of sheer bloody mindedness, but so far in this thread I see people who simply critique some aspects of the V or Team Apollo themselves,...
Forum: support.Other 15 September 2022, 03:30
Replies: 32
Views: 8,127
Posted By dreadnought
I totally understand where you are coming from....

I totally understand where you are coming from. Amiga isn't the easiest system out there to emulate for somebody who never dealt with it before, to be sure - especially the WHDLoad use. I had one...
Forum: support.Other 14 September 2022, 12:47
Replies: 32
Views: 8,127
Posted By dreadnought
You can use two-panel file manager such as ...

You can use two-panel file manager such as Directory Opus or DirMaster (find them on Aminet) they make batch unpacking a breeze.


There are also pre-made collections out there, such as MegaAGS...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 September 2022, 11:32
Replies: 1,109
Views: 74,483
Posted By dreadnought
Right, this is what keeps me awake at night - I'm...

Right, this is what keeps me awake at night - I'm a Vamp hater, hate-blocked from ever acquiring one, so how on Earth will I ever be able to experience games such as Diablo, Tomb Raider, or Q2? If...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 September 2022, 12:14
Replies: 1,109
Views: 74,483
Posted By dreadnought
Whoa! For those who follow the "how many PgDwns...

Whoa! For those who follow the "how many PgDwns to scroll a post" rankings, Meynaf has just came up with a world-beating 7-presser! That is truly impressive and leaves the previous contenders (TR:...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 September 2022, 18:29
Replies: 51
Views: 2,122
Posted By dreadnought
Ummm, each to its own, but I'd rather remember...

Ummm, each to its own, but I'd rather remember them for pioneering use of 3D and non-linear, emergent gameplay elements. This was a style which had been blooming back then and then sadly cast away...
Forum: News 12 September 2022, 18:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By dreadnought
This is wonderful, thanks a million!

This is wonderful, thanks a million!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 September 2022, 15:39
Replies: 51
Views: 2,122
Posted By dreadnought
One of the best releases of the late Nineties...

One of the best releases of the late Nineties era, with Shiny Entertainment at top of their game. Wildly inventive, and totally banging the metal - its 3D software renderer was incredible and could...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 September 2022, 02:42
Replies: 52
Views: 2,961
Posted By dreadnought
Yes, please. If I want to see virtual virtue...

Yes, please. If I want to see virtual virtue signaling, in all its tedious and hypocritical glory, then there's plenty of this stuff elsewhere. In fact, trying to have a little respite from it, and...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 September 2022, 16:27
Replies: 1,109
Views: 74,483
Posted By dreadnought
That it is and I'm rather glad that my Amiga...

That it is and I'm rather glad that my Amiga interest is set firmly in the strictly-retro zone.


But, for an armchair behaviourist such as myself this thread is a goldmine :cool Though I don't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 September 2022, 02:55
Replies: 71
Views: 4,269
Posted By dreadnought
Sorry but your "explanation" is really useless in...

Sorry but your "explanation" is really useless in this case. It's kind of stating the obvious mixed with falsehoods such as "They won't be charging these high prices if the lack of supply wasn't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 September 2022, 03:07
Replies: 68
Views: 3,295
Posted By dreadnought
Seems impossible to me. Across all retro scene,...

Seems impossible to me. Across all retro scene, people want to believe in hardware/software "magic bullets" which would somehow turn the course of history, but it's never really as simple as that....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 September 2022, 16:51
Replies: 52
Views: 2,961
Posted By dreadnought
This could be so, but would still be one of the...

This could be so, but would still be one of the dumber manifestations of this trend out there. No problem playing one of the countless strategies where you can be a Nazi...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 September 2022, 11:25
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By dreadnought
#thestruggleisreal :D

#thestruggleisreal :D
Forum: Amiga scene 03 September 2022, 08:47
Replies: 1,109
Views: 74,483
Posted By dreadnought
Sob..I guess I'm not an Amiga fan then. Hatin' on...

Sob..I guess I'm not an Amiga fan then. Hatin' on other platforms was never my strong suit.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 September 2022, 14:59
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By dreadnought
Could be it's a fan, but a jobsworth going for...

Could be it's a fan, but a jobsworth going for the first stock image available is also a possibility. Looking at the caption, it should really be NEC, Sharp, or some other appropriate machine.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 September 2022, 12:50
Replies: 1,109
Views: 74,483
Posted By dreadnought
There's not much to think about when I see posts...

There's not much to think about when I see posts like these (http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1562230&postcount=513), plus your recent "whining" about PiStorm and now the NO U exaggerating....
Forum: Amiga scene 02 September 2022, 11:01
Replies: 1,109
Views: 74,483
Posted By dreadnought
@Cego: your're becoming increasingly militant....

@Cego: your're becoming increasingly militant. What happened to "live and let live"?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 September 2022, 10:43
Replies: 71
Views: 4,269
Posted By dreadnought
This is an outdated, simplistic template which...

This is an outdated, simplistic template which doesn't really fit every nuance of modern markets and situations. It's not necessarily "lack of supply" which pushes prices up but also different...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 September 2022, 11:27
Replies: 1,109
Views: 74,483
Posted By dreadnought
That's an extreme take. I am allegedly on the...

That's an extreme take. I am allegedly on the hater/VanHelsing team but I don't understand this insistence on "100% modern or bust" angle. I don't suppose that the talk about "revival" from the TA...
Forum: support.Games 28 August 2022, 10:42
Replies: 15
Views: 2,494
Posted By dreadnought
I'd like to see some reverse transaltions, from...

I'd like to see some reverse transaltions, from French only, for games like Black Sect.
Forum: support.Games 28 August 2022, 03:33
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By dreadnought
WHDLoad is 1G1R kinda by default. Yeah, there are...

WHDLoad is 1G1R kinda by default. Yeah, there are some duplicates, like 512/1MB or image/files, or different language games, but they are easily weeded out.

I thought about doing this for my...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2022, 19:16
Replies: 33
Views: 1,399
Posted By dreadnought
Lol. Which is why after the period of cheapness...

Lol. Which is why after the period of cheapness in the 80-90s, the industry came back to the "far more ergonomic" design en masse in the Playstation/Xbox/Switch era. Oh, wait....

Joysticks are a...
Forum: Member Introductions 26 August 2022, 18:51
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By dreadnought
Haha, right. We have enough local drama as it is...

Haha, right. We have enough local drama as it is :)
Forum: Member Introductions 26 August 2022, 18:30
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By dreadnought
Hey wongojack, Nice to see fellow AA'er...

Hey wongojack,

Nice to see fellow AA'er here. Especially one from the sane camp haha.

Sincerely
youxia
;)
Forum: project.WHDLoad 26 August 2022, 16:04
Replies: 19
Views: 4,307
Posted By dreadnought
With your charming and endearing manner, I'm sure...

With your charming and endearing manner, I'm sure the devs will be lining up to fulfil your requests. How could hey not, when such a refined gentleman is asking politely?
Forum: Amiga scene 24 August 2022, 11:54
Replies: 1,109
Views: 74,483
Posted By dreadnought
True story?

True story?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 August 2022, 16:41
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By dreadnought
It's a decent summary. Couple of comments...

It's a decent summary. Couple of comments regarding the vintage CRT section:

-the quality of the composite from the modulator is not really "atrocious", it's an unneeded hyperbole. It's of course...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 August 2022, 12:04
Replies: 1,109
Views: 74,483
Posted By dreadnought
That's probably because you're attempting to run...

That's probably because you're attempting to run modern software on an ancient PC - I seem to recall that from some of your previous posts. You can't really blame programs for having some sort of...
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