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Forum: Member Introductions 17 November 2019, 13:17
Replies: 22
Views: 466
Posted By Dastardly
Hello from Nuneaton! :D

Hello from Nuneaton! :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 November 2019, 15:17
Replies: 561
Views: 94,409
Posted By Dastardly
So, is he made of chrome, or is it just...

So, is he made of chrome, or is it just ridiculously tight fitted to his deformed physique?
Forum: Member Introductions 05 November 2019, 20:54
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By Dastardly
They always come back in the end (like myself) :D...

They always come back in the end (like myself) :D

Welcome back Bippy
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 November 2019, 13:18
Replies: 264
Views: 29,530
Posted By Dastardly
Of the ones I've used I'd have to say the...

Of the ones I've used I'd have to say the Zipstick. The Comp Pro is a good alternative, but I prefer the switched buttons.

I particularly dislike sticks like the Bug and Speedking. Too small and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 November 2019, 13:10
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By Dastardly
I'm the same. I buy C64 cassette games and it...

I'm the same. I buy C64 cassette games and it doesn't matter to me whether they work or not as I play the games from an SD card. I just like to own the physical games.

As someone else said -...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 October 2019, 16:27
Replies: 4,079
Views: 703,410
Posted By Dastardly
Gotta agree re the Gods Remastered "upgraded"...

Gotta agree re the Gods Remastered "upgraded" graphics. They are horrendous and an embarrassment when compared to the originals produced what, nearly 30 years ago!

All those that whine about Gods...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 October 2019, 11:43
Replies: 91
Views: 3,839
Posted By Dastardly
This was my first ever games machine (about 82/83...

This was my first ever games machine (about 82/83 I think we got it) and it came with the typical pong/tennis/etc cartridge and also a motorbike game cartridge where you had to jump over an...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 October 2019, 20:40
Replies: 162
Views: 6,595
Posted By Dastardly
Nice tin foil hat you got there :D I think Xenon...

Nice tin foil hat you got there :D I think Xenon 2's praise was more about people being blinded by the music. I'd never heard anything that impressive at the time. I don't even really like shmups,...
Forum: OT - General 21 October 2019, 14:25
Replies: 21
Views: 1,209
Posted By Dastardly
I learned very quickly to pick my battles. Let...

I learned very quickly to pick my battles. Let her have her way sometimes and those concessions are 'in the bank' for me when I want something :D
Forum: OT - General 21 October 2019, 11:03
Replies: 21
Views: 1,209
Posted By Dastardly
My wife: "Ok, but you've already got a games...

My wife: "Ok, but you've already got a games machine. Why do you need a new one and why is it different?"

I simply answer "shoes".
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2019, 12:46
Replies: 7
Views: 493
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, 14:53
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
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, 13:48
Replies: 18
Views: 800
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, 13:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
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, 11:18
Replies: 42
Views: 2,287
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, 02:19
Replies: 103
Views: 13,956
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, 18:04
Replies: 30
Views: 1,343
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, 16:26
Replies: 22
Views: 1,655
Posted By Dastardly
I could tell you...

I could tell you...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 July 2019, 19:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,655
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, 15:20
Replies: 22
Views: 1,655
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, 15:12
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Dastardly
Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome!
Forum: Amiga scene 30 June 2019, 20:48
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
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, 12:09
Replies: 61
Views: 2,872
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, 12:25
Replies: 81
Views: 7,460
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, 12:04
Replies: 40
Views: 1,951
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, 16:20
Replies: 75
Views: 11,846
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, 16:45
Replies: 66
Views: 7,099
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, 21:53
Replies: 10
Views: 588
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, 17:05
Replies: 10
Views: 588
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, 15:32
Replies: 10
Views: 588
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, 20:41
Replies: 10
Views: 588
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, 17:12
Replies: 4
Views: 434
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, 17:04
Replies: 4
Views: 434
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, 16:05
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
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, 10:43
Replies: 52
Views: 5,659
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, 16:57
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By Dastardly
"You a good cop, hotshot?" Welcome...

"You a good cop, hotshot?"

Welcome :D
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 March 2019, 17:18
Replies: 51
Views: 2,190
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, 20:57
Replies: 40
Views: 1,157
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, 21:24
Replies: 81
Views: 9,803
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, 19:35
Replies: 11
Views: 646
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...
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