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Forum: News 28 September 2016, 15:08
Replies: 36
Views: 4,870
Posted By Steve T
can never have too much run and gun, not enough...

can never have too much run and gun, not enough of it on Amiga thats for sure:)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 September 2016, 19:46
Replies: 149
Views: 31,334
Posted By Steve T
Comtazia on Mealcheapen street in Worcester, I...

Comtazia on Mealcheapen street in Worcester, I bought most of my old big-box Amiga games from there. A shop assistant recommended Cannon Fodder as something they were going to buy (bet they got a...
Forum: News 21 September 2016, 14:26
Replies: 78
Views: 10,195
Posted By Steve T
As you would lock the background in dpaint, then...

As you would lock the background in dpaint, then you can paint over and delete etc, without modifying the underlying image, like a primitive version of layers - I thought PPaint actually supported...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 September 2016, 12:51
Replies: 501
Views: 79,307
Posted By Steve T
I hope you decide to come back, online...

I hope you decide to come back, online communities have a nasty habit of eating their own.
Forum: News 20 September 2016, 14:14
Replies: 78
Views: 10,195
Posted By Steve T
They are similar packages, but both do things...

They are similar packages, but both do things differently & have different features, i'm comparing an older version of PPaint with DpaintIV here...

I'm pretty new to it, a big feature that seems...
Forum: OT - Gaming 20 September 2016, 13:16
Replies: 186
Views: 32,191
Posted By Steve T
I think you want everything to be black and...

I think you want everything to be black and white, but reality is shades of grey, If we keep an item bought from Ebay and get the refund as well, is that right or wrong or some kind of grey area in...
Forum: OT - Gaming 19 September 2016, 23:40
Replies: 186
Views: 32,191
Posted By Steve T
I'm sure some are worse bets than others but I...

I'm sure some are worse bets than others but I think the great majority of the time you will be looked after by people who are genuinely trying as hard as possible to make something work, i'd be...
Forum: OT - Gaming 19 September 2016, 19:38
Replies: 186
Views: 32,191
Posted By Steve T
When you crowdfund, you're not buying a product,...

When you crowdfund, you're not buying a product, or making an investment in the traditional sense but its closer to the latter imho, investments carry risk. I certainly don't believe its the same...
Forum: OT - Gaming 18 September 2016, 21:53
Replies: 186
Views: 32,191
Posted By Steve T
If something is just disappointing, do you just...

If something is just disappointing, do you just refund everyone and put the entire studio out of work - presumably, if its a kickstarter that just scraped through for example, in many cases that...
Forum: OT - Gaming 18 September 2016, 17:11
Replies: 186
Views: 32,191
Posted By Steve T
many people were and are very happy with E: D,...

many people were and are very happy with E: D, even NMS (i've yet to try either)... Not everyone is so upset about reduced features or their game having a beta feel, or taking years more than...
Forum: OT - Gaming 18 September 2016, 16:01
Replies: 186
Views: 32,191
Posted By Steve T
I think I get your point about not getting what...

I think I get your point about not getting what you paid for, but at heart its not a bad idea, if you could hire a programmer who wanted to do that, to back-port it via crowdfunding.

I'm pretty...
Forum: OT - Gaming 18 September 2016, 13:57
Replies: 186
Views: 32,191
Posted By Steve T
What does 'Rogue-like' mean? are they just saving...

What does 'Rogue-like' mean? are they just saving themselves the headache of progamming more inter-activity between you and other players/npc's, doing it the easiest way and selling it as a feature?...
Forum: OT - Gaming 18 September 2016, 11:32
Replies: 186
Views: 32,191
Posted By Steve T
Thought those were screens of E:D, - which iirc,...

Thought those were screens of E:D, - which iirc, also showed much more interesting action in trailers & was seen as disappointing on release.

They could have at least tried to come up with their...
Forum: OT - Gaming 02 September 2016, 13:49
Replies: 186
Views: 32,191
Posted By Steve T
I still think its a quality/pricepoint thing &...

I still think its a quality/pricepoint thing & whatever has been added in does not meet expectations/hype, again its nothing game changing. And lets not oversimplify as its an entire ecosystem of...
Forum: OT - Gaming 01 September 2016, 12:27
Replies: 186
Views: 32,191
Posted By Steve T
I have more sympathy for them than some of the...

I have more sympathy for them than some of the bigger names you mention there, much bigger names... Too many promises & too much hype, combined with not enough understanding of who the...
Forum: OT - Gaming 31 August 2016, 17:24
Replies: 186
Views: 32,191
Posted By Steve T
As well as the animals i'm sure there were other...

As well as the animals i'm sure there were other things to do with the flight and combat mechanics which were scripted in early previews, to make it seem more interesting... The dynamics of the game...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 August 2016, 17:04
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By Steve T
I'm in south west Wales, if you're ever passing...

I'm in south west Wales, if you're ever passing through with a soldering iron;) I usually set the temp around there but think i probably use the flow a bit higher (I'm assuming you're talking about...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 August 2016, 16:43
Replies: 16
Views: 1,346
Posted By Steve T
Always thought it was a classy looking system, if...

Always thought it was a classy looking system, if you like that kind of 90's VCR/CD player looking thing (which I do), never even seen one for real though, shame all those original keyboards were...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 August 2016, 00:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,346
Posted By Steve T
I see you ordered a floppy drive, are you just...

I see you ordered a floppy drive, are you just looking to use original parts or have a lot of disks to access? - have you seen the Gotek floppy emulator drives? Good luck with it anyway, sounds like...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 August 2016, 21:17
Replies: 131
Views: 22,975
Posted By Steve T
What a great guide, I'm not that happy with the...

What a great guide, I'm not that happy with the CF cards, starting to get quite a bit of work piling up on them now, and filling them up to capacity. Seems like this is a better solution, better...
Forum: OT - Gaming 30 August 2016, 20:55
Replies: 186
Views: 32,191
Posted By Steve T
It sounds like some of these things were easily...

It sounds like some of these things were easily re-enabled, if they were simply models / classes which were disabled it might be 'easy' like editing a text file or whatever i guess.

If thats...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 August 2016, 20:26
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By Steve T
Daedalus, if you lived just down the road i'd...

Daedalus, if you lived just down the road i'd totally bring them to you;) or one of the other experienced electronics guys here. but otherwise yeah I prefer to do the work myself, I've removed and...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 August 2016, 22:44
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By Steve T
here's a list from one seller, for the 1200 -...

here's a list from one seller, for the 1200 - almost all panasonics.... £9.80 delivered... Whether they're specifically any good i have no idea other than the brand name, I have 2 machines to recap...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 August 2016, 22:35
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By Steve T
No, thats not true if you look for them they...

No, thats not true if you look for them they appear to be decent quality caps as far as i can tell, I mean they aren't capxon or anything really shite, they're Panasonic's for example unless they're...
Forum: OT - Gaming 29 August 2016, 22:23
Replies: 186
Views: 32,191
Posted By Steve T
My apologies in advance for the wall-o-text.... ...

My apologies in advance for the wall-o-text....

I was never very excited about NMS, as it seemed so casual in so many ways (for a game which as large as it is, could potentially last for years)...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 August 2016, 00:08
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By Steve T
wont post any links but just FYI searching for...

wont post any links but just FYI searching for 'Amiga capacitor' on ebay will return numerous kits for those too lazy or pushed for time to do the research and put an order in with mouser or whatever.
Forum: support.Games 26 August 2016, 23:41
Replies: 47
Views: 5,627
Posted By Steve T
Yep, I can't stress enough how much full time...

Yep, I can't stress enough how much full time accel breaks this game almost completely, making it much easier and far duller to play... Experimenting with the WHDLoad Amiga version recently, as well...
Forum: support.Games 26 August 2016, 16:57
Replies: 47
Views: 5,627
Posted By Steve T
Anyone else have an issue where certain versions...

Anyone else have an issue where certain versions have a graphical corruption where the game only uses workbench palette colours? For example I can't get the special edition version to run and use its...
Forum: MarketPlace 25 August 2016, 14:18
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Steve T
Since brexit sunk the value of the pound this is...

Since brexit sunk the value of the pound this is much better time to buy things from the UK than any time in the last couple of decades at least. - Akit should really update their prices on the EU...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 August 2016, 13:16
Replies: 45
Views: 3,626
Posted By Steve T
I try to be careful about handling these things...

I try to be careful about handling these things (helps I live in a humid climate) some pictures here of alleged ESD damage to IC's...http://www.mtarr.co.uk/courses/topics/0181_ftes/index.html
...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 August 2016, 20:08
Replies: 44
Views: 5,653
Posted By Steve T
Talking about the packs and the software, I also...

Talking about the packs and the software, I also feel this was a big letdown for them. I had the desktop dynamite (1200) bundle, looking at it today, it seemed to try to cover entertainment, home /...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 July 2016, 18:04
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By Steve T
Thats great, i like the non-destructive approach...

Thats great, i like the non-destructive approach to it, very clever, and probably easier and looks much better than some kind of hack-it-up or hotglue methods!
Forum: support.Hardware 03 July 2016, 15:40
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Steve T
Finally got round to looking at this again,...

Finally got round to looking at this again, rewired a lot of it (new wiring, avoiding soldering onto the chip itself), removed any old/new solder mix and resoldered or reflowed all the pins on the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 June 2016, 17:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By Steve T
Octamed's synth sound editor/scripter should be a...

Octamed's synth sound editor/scripter should be a good way to generate some Amiga sounding effects, not the most intuitive thing to use though... best thing to do is to start experimenting.:)
Forum: support.Hardware 23 June 2016, 13:10
Replies: 22
Views: 1,722
Posted By Steve T
the days before lead-free solder and BGA's

the days before lead-free solder and BGA's
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 June 2016, 23:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By Steve T
Problem is i'm clumsy even without booze, i could...

Problem is i'm clumsy even without booze, i could ban myself too i guess. The joystick I built, weighs more and is larger than the Amiga (or anything) it's attached to, it only needs to fall off the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 June 2016, 23:04
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By Steve T
Also, if a drunken relative clumsily trips over...

Also, if a drunken relative clumsily trips over the cable, the extension might detach instead of taking the machine with it.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 June 2016, 20:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By Steve T
absolutely, is anyone making these today? I bet...

absolutely, is anyone making these today? I bet those official* ones are fairly expensive now!

*Andy Crane would like to inform you that using unofficial products may blow up your console.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 June 2016, 16:46
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By Steve T
I'd recommend them for drunken house guests,...

I'd recommend them for drunken house guests, parties, small children, because who cares if it gets wrecked, stolen or puked on... I might get a couple more for that reason, or for hacking......
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 June 2016, 14:44
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By Steve T
How long are the cables for you on average? this...

How long are the cables for you on average? this one isn't perhaps much use due to the short length but i guess it could be handy (the most disappointing thing for me as i really just wanted the...
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