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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 August 2018, 10:03
Replies: 101
Views: 9,069
Posted By sokolovic
The first AAA chipset had a chunky pixel mode...

The first AAA chipset had a chunky pixel mode along with the bitplan ones, 8 channels Paula, wider sprites (not sure how many hardware sprites thought...), 2 x8bits dual playfield and a faster...
Forum: HOL news 24 July 2018, 14:26
Replies: 48
Views: 21,123
Posted By sokolovic
Megarace was definitively developped for the...

Megarace was definitively developped for the Amiga CD32.
In fact, the first technical demo of the game engine was made on an Amiga 500 by Sohor Ty

In this preview you can see CD32 pictures of the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 July 2018, 10:48
Replies: 123
Views: 7,039
Posted By sokolovic
Most importantly, compare console machines with a...

Most importantly, compare console machines with a computer is pure non sense.
If you accept the idea that SMW2 using a Super FX2 chip is still a genuine SNES game (which it is), so you have to...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 July 2018, 10:50
Replies: 27
Views: 1,748
Posted By sokolovic
Yes I thought it was previewed as en ECS game at...

Yes I thought it was previewed as en ECS game at first but it wasn't the case... It was a CD32 game till the beginning, and even if a 1200 version was considered they haven't made it.
Forum: Amiga scene 19 July 2018, 10:08
Replies: 27
Views: 1,748
Posted By sokolovic
Is Microcosm a real AGA game ? Previews of the...

Is Microcosm a real AGA game ? Previews of the game on the CDTV shows that he wasn't that different on this machine...

I'm also curious about some exclusive CD CD32 that shows no graphical...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 July 2018, 11:29
Replies: 27
Views: 1,748
Posted By sokolovic
I'm pretty sure Star Trek 25th anniversary isn't...

I'm pretty sure Star Trek 25th anniversary isn't AGA but recquires 68020+, HD and 2mb chip. (Same thing for Dungeon Master 2 indeed).

In fact the game was previewed as an ECS one in 64 extra HB...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 July 2018, 09:26
Replies: 77
Views: 4,108
Posted By sokolovic
This is what I was speaking about. And thanks...

This is what I was speaking about.
And thanks you for making my point. ;)
Sold out with more than 750 000€ raised on kickstarter.
Still some says that there isn't a market for a brand new classic...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2018, 14:16
Replies: 77
Views: 4,108
Posted By sokolovic
I'll be very happy to invest some money on a...

I'll be very happy to invest some money on a brand new classic Amiga hardware or in a company that will intend to do it. Not just as a customer but as an (little) investor if there was such a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 June 2018, 09:53
Replies: 173
Views: 37,965
Posted By sokolovic
I thought Turrican 3 benefits also from extra ram...

I thought Turrican 3 benefits also from extra ram (it run on an unexpanded A500) but I can't remember how. Maybe just storing levels in RAM
Forum: Amiga scene 07 June 2018, 11:50
Replies: 33
Views: 2,561
Posted By sokolovic
On a french facebook amiga group, Andy Davidson...

On a french facebook amiga group, Andy Davidson said :

"It is an update of Worms DC, with options for Worm select (pick up which worm you want to use), sudden death options, and sinking levels....
Forum: Coders. Contest 05 June 2018, 14:12
Replies: 394
Views: 70,031
Posted By sokolovic
I definitively hope that devs competing will sell...

I definitively hope that devs competing will sell their games. That would mean the competition is a success.

Count me in for 20€ in the prize pot when we'll have a paypal link on the contest...
Forum: Coders. Contest 05 June 2018, 12:02
Replies: 394
Views: 70,031
Posted By sokolovic
Samurai Crow, that's only a proposal of course....

Samurai Crow, that's only a proposal of course. ;)

But I think such a competition can also invite some former amiga devs or celebrities as judge, I'm thinking of Jon Hare for example, or Andy...
Forum: Coders. Contest 05 June 2018, 11:33
Replies: 394
Views: 70,031
Posted By sokolovic
This is a great idea. I'm not sure if having...

This is a great idea.

I'm not sure if having categories for the first contest is a good choice because it could refrain people from competing but otherways, I'll go for

1/ OCS/ECS 512+512KB
2...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 May 2018, 12:34
Replies: 63
Views: 3,028
Posted By sokolovic
You're right, that's what they're saying in an...

You're right, that's what they're saying in an issue of Amiga Power :

http://amr.abime.net/amr_popup_picture.php?src=amiga_power/magscans/ap48_1995_04/008.jpg&c=93023...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 May 2018, 11:15
Replies: 63
Views: 3,028
Posted By sokolovic
I'd like to know more about that. This is the...

I'd like to know more about that. This is the first time I read that Team 17 tried to license an Amiga Doom port...
Are you sure ?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 March 2018, 15:52
Replies: 123
Views: 7,039
Posted By sokolovic
I've read another thing by another coder that was...

I've read another thing by another coder that was saying the opposite.

Again : http://obligement.free.fr/articles/assembleur_readaptation_mortalkombat_aga.php

Bref, je cherche toujours à...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 March 2018, 12:41
Replies: 123
Views: 7,039
Posted By sokolovic
I can't see what would be impossible to achieve...

I can't see what would be impossible to achieve to make a decent conversion of these games on the Amiga, let alone on the CD32.

If your answer is "because US Gold didn't make a decent...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 March 2018, 08:51
Replies: 123
Views: 7,039
Posted By sokolovic
Liberation was conceived as an Amiga ECS title at...

Liberation was conceived as an Amiga ECS title at first. The game was previewed with the name "Captive 2" only and the preview in the One speaks about the game running "fairly quickly on the A600".
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2018, 16:15
Replies: 65
Views: 2,511
Posted By sokolovic
Yeah, I was speaking of an expanded 1200. So...

Yeah, I was speaking of an expanded 1200.

So I've managed to find an old french amiga commercial from november 1993 (the magazine didn't existe before):
Price are in french francs :...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2018, 16:03
Replies: 65
Views: 2,511
Posted By sokolovic
http://www.sunnyside.homelinux.org/subpages/old_PC...

http://www.sunnyside.homelinux.org/subpages/old_PC_prices/old_pc_prices_february_1993.html

For a 486DX/50, 1.2Mb RAM and 42Mb HD, with a VGA monitor (and, apparently, no sound card), price was...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2018, 15:25
Replies: 65
Views: 2,511
Posted By sokolovic
I'm pretty sure that 99% of Amiga 500 users did...

I'm pretty sure that 99% of Amiga 500 users did have bought the 512ko extension.

I don't know why they stopped upgrading their machine after that. I'm not even sure the price was a reason... (I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 March 2018, 11:02
Replies: 123
Views: 7,039
Posted By sokolovic
I agree that this was Commodore's fault, in every...

I agree that this was Commodore's fault, in every ways.
I don't blame the devs.

When you considers that one of the only game that was supported financially by Commodore was Dangerous Streets.......
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2018, 10:56
Replies: 65
Views: 2,511
Posted By sokolovic
I really think the only difference between Amiga...

I really think the only difference between Amiga and console market was the size and the budget of the devs teams. I'm pretty sure that every game ever published on these console could have been made...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 March 2018, 10:01
Replies: 123
Views: 7,039
Posted By sokolovic
Don't misundertand me, I love the CD32 (and the...

Don't misundertand me, I love the CD32 (and the CDTV). The only thing I have with these machines is that it has slowed down, even killed, real CDROM developpement for the Amiga, at a time that was...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 March 2018, 17:37
Replies: 123
Views: 7,039
Posted By sokolovic
But many Amiga CD games not even had a sound...

But many Amiga CD games not even had a sound improvement. Look at Team17 games on the CD32 for example. They are pure floppies conversion.

I mean, PC Engine CD games were'nt existing on card...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 March 2018, 16:33
Replies: 123
Views: 7,039
Posted By sokolovic
CDTV and CD32 games should have been the...

CDTV and CD32 games should have been the equivalent of the PC CDROM games for the A500 and the A1200 (or MegaCD games for the MD).

Instead, most of the games were indeed direct shovelware with no...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 March 2018, 15:48
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By sokolovic
Well the comparison is a bit mind blowing for me....

Well the comparison is a bit mind blowing for me.
I grew up with a journalist father that had an LC2 at home, I bet he would'nt ever imagine that the poor childish Amiga 1200 that was in my teenage...
Forum: News 16 March 2018, 16:35
Replies: 256
Views: 38,711
Posted By sokolovic
Brett71, I'd prefer a brand new wedge Amiga kb...

Brett71, I'd prefer a brand new wedge Amiga kb sold with the Vampire that you just plug and then play with it without being a master electronician.
It will be a big step to expand Amiga users and...
Forum: News 15 March 2018, 10:19
Replies: 256
Views: 38,711
Posted By sokolovic
It would be nice to see a new Amiga case (Amiga...

It would be nice to see a new Amiga case (Amiga 1600 ?) with the Vampire standalone in it, sold all together.

I mean a real new wedge case with the Amiga logo on it, specially designed for the VS....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 March 2018, 11:04
Replies: 67
Views: 3,086
Posted By sokolovic
Which it isn't relevant in this type of game IMO

Which it isn't relevant in this type of game IMO
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2018, 11:22
Replies: 28
Views: 4,070
Posted By sokolovic
Any news ? That's strange that such a big new...

Any news ? That's strange that such a big new isn't stiring the Amiga community.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 November 2017, 18:51
Replies: 45
Views: 3,263
Posted By sokolovic
Still, JP3 is not even a good looking ECS Amiga...

Still, JP3 is not even a good looking ECS Amiga game. Nothing AGA in there. Just lazyness or lack of interest.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 November 2017, 15:31
Replies: 45
Views: 3,263
Posted By sokolovic
That's a good idea, but you'll have to change the...

That's a good idea, but you'll have to change the gameplay a bit since, in my souvenir, gaining extra hit points and the flying hability is made only in the map section.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 November 2017, 15:02
Replies: 45
Views: 3,263
Posted By sokolovic
Clearly Dillon haven't played the game (I...

Clearly Dillon haven't played the game (I remember he was saying that the map sections are the biggest part of the game which is clearly not).
Dunno is there is a commercial reason for sacking this...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 November 2017, 14:38
Replies: 48
Views: 3,331
Posted By sokolovic
Agree with DamienD. Don't go Vampire but aim for...

Agree with DamienD. Don't go Vampire but aim for A1200+some extra RAM is the vast majority of Amiga user nowadays have this configuration as a minimum in order to use WHDLoad.

Vampire is good, but...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 November 2017, 14:33
Replies: 45
Views: 3,263
Posted By sokolovic
Ruff'n'Tumble is a great game, maybe lacking a...

Ruff'n'Tumble is a great game, maybe lacking a parallaxe (but I doubt it was even possible, except maybe with AGA) but it isn't a "real" platformer for me, it's more a game like Turrican (a shooter ?...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 November 2017, 14:09
Replies: 45
Views: 3,263
Posted By sokolovic
Mr Nutz is a pure gem both technically and also...

Mr Nutz is a pure gem both technically and also regarding his playability.

I reaally cannot understand how can someone can say that this game is just "average" or "flawed", even in his level...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 March 2014, 15:30
Replies: 189
Views: 20,668
Posted By sokolovic
The 1k memory for saving on the CD32. Even back...

The 1k memory for saving on the CD32. Even back in 1993, it was a limitation

How could they have thought on that time that 1K was enough ?
Forum: Amiga scene 13 March 2014, 15:29
Replies: 105
Views: 8,157
Posted By sokolovic
Well I think it a pretty good idea although I...

Well I think it a pretty good idea although I don't no much in hardware prices.
But if it come with the name "Amiga" and a good backward compatibility with old 68k, I'll be happy to invest some...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 March 2014, 09:18
Replies: 19
Views: 3,142
Posted By sokolovic
Well if you check the reviews of Microcosm, Lost...

Well if you check the reviews of Microcosm, Lost Eden or Seventh Guest, they had great scores at that time...No matter how crap they look now and how unplayable they were.

But you're right, talkie...
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