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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2019, 11:46
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Dastardly
I've never considered the child like visuals of...

I've never considered the child like visuals of some computer games to mean they are for children. It's more about the difficulty level and gameplay for me that helps me decide what age range it's...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 October 2019, 13:53
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Dastardly
It is possible that it was the PSU that was...

It is possible that it was the PSU that was producing the aroma.
Forum: support.Games 07 October 2019, 12:48
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By Dastardly
Interesting. I've never heard of this connection....

Interesting. I've never heard of this connection. Considering the metal band's version seems to be exactly the same I would guess they ripped it off? It sounds as if it was originally created with...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 October 2019, 12:43
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Dastardly
The Smell of an Amiga

Does anyone else associate a very particular smell with the Amiga?

When I got my 500 back in 1990 and during all the time I used it, I remember it had a very distinctive smell. I'm sure this was...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 October 2019, 10:18
Replies: 38
Views: 1,496
Posted By Dastardly
Chaos Engine - perfect gameplay and thumping...

Chaos Engine - perfect gameplay and thumping soundtrack

Gods - great puzzles and loads of replayability

Speedball 2 - flawless gem

Rainbow Islands - impossible to improve

Monkey Island -...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 August 2019, 01:19
Replies: 95
Views: 12,572
Posted By Dastardly
In your Robocop video you state that the “I’d buy...

In your Robocop video you state that the “I’d buy that for a dollar” actor is Burgess Meredith, but this didn’t seem right to me so I looked it up. According to a couple of sources it’s an actor a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 July 2019, 17:04
Replies: 30
Views: 1,285
Posted By Dastardly
The car of that era for me has to be the...

The car of that era for me has to be the Testarossa. From Outrun to Miami Vice and a poster on my wall.

Second place to the Porsche 928 from Chase HQ.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 July 2019, 15:26
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By Dastardly
I could tell you...

I could tell you...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 July 2019, 18:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By Dastardly
I just wanted to do a 4G inverted dive with a...

I just wanted to do a 4G inverted dive with a MiG-28. Is that too much to ask?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 July 2019, 14:20
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By Dastardly
I really enjoyed flight sims back then and I...

I really enjoyed flight sims back then and I really wanted to like F29, but the collision detection was terrible and put me off playing it properly.
Forum: Member Introductions 01 July 2019, 14:12
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By Dastardly
Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome!
Forum: Amiga scene 30 June 2019, 19:48
Replies: 20
Views: 2,203
Posted By Dastardly
This is very nice. I can see a lot of work went...

This is very nice. I can see a lot of work went into this. What did you use, Illustrator?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 June 2019, 11:09
Replies: 61
Views: 2,846
Posted By Dastardly
Out of the two I'd go for Psygnosis. I've stated...

Out of the two I'd go for Psygnosis. I've stated before that I think Team 17 games are very impressive technically - super smooth scrolling, great music etc, but there's something missing in their...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 June 2019, 11:25
Replies: 78
Views: 6,347
Posted By Dastardly
Great project. I used to love this on the C64.

Great project. I used to love this on the C64.
Forum: support.Games 17 June 2019, 11:04
Replies: 40
Views: 1,935
Posted By Dastardly
It just seems like bad game design to me. The...

It just seems like bad game design to me. The perfect timing required to punch the enemies is too tricky and is tedious, the random traps popping up from the ground is just a boring memory exercise...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 April 2019, 15:20
Replies: 75
Views: 11,795
Posted By Dastardly
I always wondered why this image seemed so...

I always wondered why this image seemed so hastily drawn and rushed, considering how it is literally an image every Amiga user will see thousands of times. I used to think "why haven't they spent...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 April 2019, 15:45
Replies: 66
Views: 7,065
Posted By Dastardly
This remake is ugly. I can kind of accept the...

This remake is ugly. I can kind of accept the backgrounds etc, but the main character is horrendous and is animated very badly. At least it has the classic graphics as an option which saves it,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 March 2019, 20:53
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Dastardly
"Broken" wasn't the best way of describing it, I...

"Broken" wasn't the best way of describing it, I suppose, but you know what I mean. I agree that trainers are never a bad thing as well. Choice is always good.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 March 2019, 16:05
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Dastardly
Is it even possible to collect everything in the...

Is it even possible to collect everything in the first level without running out of time?

If it’s not then that’s seems to be bad design.


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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 March 2019, 14:32
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Dastardly
It definitely improves Turrican 2 for me. I think...

It definitely improves Turrican 2 for me. I think games like the first 2 Beasts also benefit because of their ridiculous difficulty level.


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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 March 2019, 19:41
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Dastardly
Trainer options that improve broken games

What games do you think benefit from one or more trainer or cheat options?

I’m a huge fan of Turrican 2, but I hate the time limit. I think the levels are too big and there are too many goodies to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 March 2019, 16:12
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Dastardly
So there are no emulators with an on screen...

So there are no emulators with an on screen keyboard option?

My C64 emulator has one and one for the Amiga would be perfect.


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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 March 2019, 16:04
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Dastardly
Raspberry Pi Amiga emulation

I’m looking to get a Pi setup behind my big living room tv for Amiga emulation. It’s been a while since I looked in to the state of Amiga emulators on the Pi, so is there a way to get it running...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2019, 15:05
Replies: 25
Views: 1,215
Posted By Dastardly
Pixel art and computer game graphics inspired me...

Pixel art and computer game graphics inspired me to spend hours on Deluxe Paint and ultimately become a graphic designer.


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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 March 2019, 09:43
Replies: 52
Views: 5,588
Posted By Dastardly
I gave my CD32 to my 2 young cousins whose...

I gave my CD32 to my 2 young cousins whose parents couldn’t afford to get them a games machine. It got completely trashed. Some years later I asked if they still had it, but the console was long...
Forum: Member Introductions 02 March 2019, 15:57
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By Dastardly
"You a good cop, hotshot?" Welcome...

"You a good cop, hotshot?"

Welcome :D
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 March 2019, 16:18
Replies: 51
Views: 2,176
Posted By Dastardly
My parents bought our C64 and regularly brought...

My parents bought our C64 and regularly brought home budget titles and amassed quite a collection, but when I bought my Amiga they never bothered trying it. I think they liked the simplicity of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 February 2019, 19:57
Replies: 40
Views: 1,150
Posted By Dastardly
I'm right handed. CP style joystick base...

I'm right handed.

CP style joystick base held in the left hand with left thumb for fire and right hand for controlling the shaft.

Same goes for QS style, although I haven't used one of those...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 February 2019, 20:24
Replies: 78
Views: 8,492
Posted By Dastardly
Cool video. You seem almost as excited as I was...

Cool video. You seem almost as excited as I was back then :D Waiting a whole year must really be a killer! I’m sure it will be more than worth it in the end though.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2019, 18:35
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Dastardly
cool video. There were a lot there that I didn’t...

cool video. There were a lot there that I didn’t know, but they were fun to watch.

I didn’t know about Guybrush being able to die in Monkey Island. I might have to try that if I play it through...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2019, 14:58
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Dastardly
This reminds me of a very old thread...

This reminds me of a very old thread http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=11207&
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 February 2019, 11:11
Replies: 75
Views: 6,631
Posted By Dastardly
Yeah I’ve played both The Chaos Engine and Gods...

Yeah I’ve played both The Chaos Engine and Gods to the point where I’m waiting for the monsters to spawn to greet them with a bullet/knife/spear to the face before they know what’s happening :D
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 February 2019, 21:12
Replies: 78
Views: 8,492
Posted By Dastardly
Yeah, I guess if you're moving to another part of...

Yeah, I guess if you're moving to another part of the world then sentimentality goes out of the window. Luckily, I was never made to make such a difficult decision! :D
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 February 2019, 21:08
Replies: 164
Views: 25,542
Posted By Dastardly
Ah, I guess I've just been too impatient in the...

Ah, I guess I've just been too impatient in the past to play the game. I'll have to have another look to see if my copy has the intro.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 February 2019, 15:50
Replies: 164
Views: 25,542
Posted By Dastardly
Didn’t the original turrican 2 have an intro? I...

Didn’t the original turrican 2 have an intro? I seem to remember seeing images of it. I have a 2 disc cracked version with no intro. Seems strange if there’s a 1 disc version with an intro as well.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 February 2019, 19:46
Replies: 78
Views: 8,492
Posted By Dastardly
Great story. A lot of it mirrors my own journey...

Great story. A lot of it mirrors my own journey to an Amiga back in 1990. It was too expensive to ask for as a Christmas present, so I saved and saved, but realistcally I wasn't getting very far....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 February 2019, 22:00
Replies: 22
Views: 2,394
Posted By Dastardly
Me too. I'd never heard of it and was fascinated...

Me too. I'd never heard of it and was fascinated by it. It's such a cool aesthetic! I had high hopes that The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen would be a kind of steampunk, Chaos Engine film... but...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 February 2019, 19:12
Replies: 75
Views: 6,631
Posted By Dastardly
Yeah, I have to agree with Galahad about Xenon 2....

Yeah, I have to agree with Galahad about Xenon 2. That music was jaw dropping when it came out and I think that's something that a lot of people forget. That, along with the still great looking...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 February 2019, 17:08
Replies: 37
Views: 1,262
Posted By Dastardly
The controls have never been an issue for me. I...

The controls have never been an issue for me. I know there are options to modify them in a couple of ways. Maybe you could look into that?


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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 February 2019, 19:12
Replies: 37
Views: 1,262
Posted By Dastardly
I don't think it's related to range as when I...

I don't think it's related to range as when I activate a map spell inside certain rooms, it won't show them as 'visited'.

For example the attached screenshot. I am activating the map spell in a...
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