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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 January 2016, 00:16
Replies: 336
Views: 34,504
Posted By switchblade
That's because arcade machines were only designed...

That's because arcade machines were only designed for a single purpose, and nothing more than that. It was probably easier or cheaper to throw extra hardware into an arcade machine, if they needed to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 January 2016, 16:47
Replies: 336
Views: 34,504
Posted By switchblade
You do realize that's not really a valid...

You do realize that's not really a valid comparison? As impressive as the Copper is, it's abilities can easily be outmatched through an arcade machine's raw, processing power.

Granted, the...
Forum: support.Games 14 August 2015, 12:48
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By switchblade
I guess the only real comparison I can make is...

I guess the only real comparison I can make is from listening the Lotus 1 title tune from Lemon Amiga, and comparing it to the emulated tune from WinUAE through this YouTube video here:
...
Forum: support.Games 14 August 2015, 11:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By switchblade
I guess I'll just post the current config I use...

I guess I'll just post the current config I use in WinUAE...

It's mostly set up for OCS/A500 games only. Maybe you guys can take a look and see what I need to change?
Forum: support.Games 13 August 2015, 20:30
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By switchblade
I have. Didn't really seem to notice a...

I have.

Didn't really seem to notice a difference with either Lotus 1 or Body Blows.
Forum: support.Games 13 August 2015, 20:03
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By switchblade
Hmm.... Is there any way to rectify this...

Hmm....

Is there any way to rectify this problem in WinUAE? This sound issue has been bugging me for quite a while.
Forum: support.Games 13 August 2015, 03:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By switchblade
Glitched music in some games?

I don't know if it's just me, but I have noticed some weird emulation issues when it comes to playing back music in certain games.

Two of the most noticeable ones for me are Lotus Esprit Turbo...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 23 July 2015, 21:10
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By switchblade
Looking for dithering shaders for FS-UAE

I've decided to try out FS-UAE after spending a long time with WinUAE, and I'm beginning to like it.

However, I'm more interested in seeing if I can find some decent pixel shaders for FS-UAE to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 April 2015, 22:30
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By switchblade
Not a fair comparison at all, considering that...

Not a fair comparison at all, considering that all those shots were taken through a pixel shader in WinUAE.

I got the shader from a custom DOSBox fork. Shader is called EGAfilter.fx

Considering...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 April 2015, 20:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By switchblade
Added two extra shots for Beast 1:

Added two extra shots for Beast 1:
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 April 2015, 20:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By switchblade
Funny you should say that. I highly doubt Beast...

Funny you should say that. I highly doubt Beast on Atari ST would ever look so bad compared to what it would look like (or just barely look like) on the PC's 16 color EGA graphics:

(Remember...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 April 2015, 20:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By switchblade
And now check out Lionheart: (Sacrilegious,...

And now check out Lionheart:

(Sacrilegious, ain't it?)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 April 2015, 20:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By switchblade
Uglifying graphics in Amiga games! (Joke)

What happens when you take certain games using the Amiga's color usage (16, 32, 128, or whatever), and you transform them into the same 16 colors used in that ghastly EGA graphic mode on PC's back...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 January 2015, 12:38
Replies: 743
Views: 60,550
Posted By switchblade
I can't believe that this thread of mine is 5...

I can't believe that this thread of mine is 5 years old.... :shocked
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 March 2014, 03:19
Replies: 36
Views: 10,661
Posted By switchblade
That's pretty damn impressive considering the...

That's pretty damn impressive considering the limited resources you're working with! :shocked

It's a hell of a lot more better than those DOS ports of Mega Man and Mega Man 3, that's for sure.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 November 2013, 22:08
Replies: 19
Views: 1,938
Posted By switchblade
The CD-i was not a missed opportunity, because of...

The CD-i was not a missed opportunity, because of the fact that other big name companies tried to cash in on the CD format as well. The CD-i had to compete with other CD-based offerings such as: Sega...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 September 2013, 20:28
Replies: 743
Views: 60,550
Posted By switchblade
It's kinda funny when you compare the motives of...

It's kinda funny when you compare the motives of such big mascots like Mario, Sonic, Zool, Superfrog, Commander Keen, Jazz Jackrabbit, etc. to each other:

Mario: A mascot designed to give a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 September 2013, 20:42
Replies: 743
Views: 60,550
Posted By switchblade
Okay... maybe I'm an idiot or something :nuts,...

Okay... maybe I'm an idiot or something :nuts, but apart from maybe one or two things, I don't see much of a difference between both the CD32 and Sega CD versions of the game.

Those differences...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 September 2013, 18:55
Replies: 743
Views: 60,550
Posted By switchblade
Which version of the game are you talking about?...

Which version of the game are you talking about? CD32, Mega Drive, or Mega CD?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 September 2013, 18:14
Replies: 743
Views: 60,550
Posted By switchblade
Kinda interesting that both Super Turrican games...

Kinda interesting that both Super Turrican games for the SNES are being brought up. Apparently, Manfred Trenz worked on a game resembling Turrican called Rendering Ranger: R2 for the SNES, and was...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2013, 18:29
Replies: 238
Views: 34,692
Posted By switchblade
Am I the only one who finds it funny that Super...

Am I the only one who finds it funny that Super Stario Land looks and plays a lot like the first Super Mario Land game for the original Game Boy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV0qJd-phvQ
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 September 2013, 12:57
Replies: 743
Views: 60,550
Posted By switchblade
Okay, so maybe "despise" wasn't the best way to...

Okay, so maybe "despise" wasn't the best way to describe it. The only thing I agree with you about is the fact that the game does next to nothing in standing out among other platformers out there....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 September 2013, 10:13
Replies: 743
Views: 60,550
Posted By switchblade
Goddamn... :shocked Nice to know that my one...

Goddamn... :shocked

Nice to know that my one loaded question leads to 16 bloody pages of arguments.

But if it's all leads to better civilized discourse, then I'm all for it! :agree

And I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 September 2013, 20:32
Replies: 114
Views: 10,610
Posted By switchblade
I only watched about 10 minutes of game play...

I only watched about 10 minutes of game play before I decided that the remake sucks hard.

Awkward 360 degree aiming, unnecessary voice acting, and animation which doesn't even look half as good as...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 September 2013, 05:22
Replies: 37
Views: 5,319
Posted By switchblade
Some instructions you need to know to run Gods...

Some instructions you need to know to run Gods with MT-32/CM-32L support in this tweaked version of DOSBox:

1. Make sure you have all of the aforementioned roms extracted to the main DOSBox...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 June 2013, 22:18
Replies: 217
Views: 23,512
Posted By switchblade
At the elementary school I went to growing up,...

At the elementary school I went to growing up, the computer labs were filled with either a bunch of PC clones or those 68k-based Macintosh computers that the school faculty would pay a pretty penny...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 June 2013, 09:07
Replies: 217
Views: 23,512
Posted By switchblade
The point that I was trying to make is that the...

The point that I was trying to make is that the Amiga was a jack-of-all-trades computer, compared to everyone else at the time. And whilst I do say "jack-of-all-trades", the Amiga was very good if...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 June 2013, 22:21
Replies: 217
Views: 23,512
Posted By switchblade
Note the /sarcasm tag at the end of my post. I...

Note the /sarcasm tag at the end of my post. I was being facetious.:p
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 June 2013, 13:30
Replies: 217
Views: 23,512
Posted By switchblade
Meh. I don't think anyone can deny that PC's were...

Meh. I don't think anyone can deny that PC's were absolute shit from the 80's all the way up to the early 90's.

A computer primarily designed for serious business can never really compare to a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 March 2012, 05:46
Replies: 63
Views: 6,446
Posted By switchblade
I'll admit that was bad wording on my part. I was...

I'll admit that was bad wording on my part. I was assuming the Amiga SSF2T version look liked it was ported over from the DOS version, because even the DOS version had missing frames of animation for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 March 2012, 18:08
Replies: 63
Views: 6,446
Posted By switchblade
I say, good luck with your port of Amiga...

I say, good luck with your port of Amiga SF2!:great

Last I heard, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo on the Amiga was a direct port from the MS-DOS version of the game.

It wouldn't have been that bad...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 March 2012, 19:15
Replies: 27
Views: 2,884
Posted By switchblade
The Amiga was not a major player in the U.S....

The Amiga was not a major player in the U.S. gaming market, so the few American companies that did produce games for the Amiga only did so to make a quick buck on it. Why bother putting effort into...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 January 2012, 06:17
Replies: 238
Views: 34,692
Posted By switchblade
It's kind of amazing how I haven't seen anyone do...

It's kind of amazing how I haven't seen anyone do an SMB clone for the Amiga, considering how simple it could've been. I know there's a Sonic the Hedgehog alpha test or something for the Amiga, but...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2011, 05:20
Replies: 74
Views: 11,578
Posted By switchblade
From what I've seen of the Mega Drive, only one...

From what I've seen of the Mega Drive, only one game was ever produced on that system to use a custom chip inside the cartridge. That was Virtua Racing with that SVP chip. Unfortunately, putting...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 November 2011, 06:39
Replies: 74
Views: 11,578
Posted By switchblade
Far from it. I owned and played the hell out of...

Far from it. I owned and played the hell out of my Mega Drive when I was young, but even so, I barely know anything about the hardware. I Wikipedia'd most of that info. ;)



Ehh... don't take my...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 November 2011, 19:00
Replies: 74
Views: 11,578
Posted By switchblade
The Mega Drive is optimized for games only. It...

The Mega Drive is optimized for games only. It may be easier to code games for the system, but that's because the Mega Drive has a less complex GPU to work with than the Amiga OCS. However, it also...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 October 2011, 23:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,597
Posted By switchblade
I would've loved the IIGS if it wasn't for the...

I would've loved the IIGS if it wasn't for the fact that company politics literally ruined the machine's chance at success.

It doesn't help matters much when the IIGS was paired with a CPU that...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 July 2011, 23:34
Replies: 76
Views: 6,366
Posted By switchblade
Well, gee. I can imagine a lot of games that fit...

Well, gee. I can imagine a lot of games that fit this list.;) Too bad I can't be arsed to list them all, so I'll just point out the ones that I can think of:

Shadow of the Beast - do I really have...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 July 2011, 18:03
Replies: 25
Views: 4,251
Posted By switchblade
Nice job getting the footage, laffer! That...

Nice job getting the footage, laffer!

That Archimedes port still looks and feels dreadful to play. And it's kinda disappointing to know that there is only one tune throughout the entire game. At...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 June 2011, 20:13
Replies: 24
Views: 3,084
Posted By switchblade
This video clip might piss you off...

I will show you a video clip from that crime drama show Bones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xazjgsx4SJw

In this clip, two scientists make references to the Amiga 1200. But there's one massive...
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