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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 09:48
Replies: 29
Views: 809
Posted By Hewitson
No it doesn't... The same arcade hardware is...

No it doesn't... The same arcade hardware is often used on many different games. Capcom CPS-2 or Sega System 16 for example.


I'm not taking a dump on anyone. I'm calling MAME a bloated piece of...
Forum: Coders. General Yesterday, 14:45
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Hewitson
Decompiler? What you want is a disassembler....

Decompiler? What you want is a disassembler. Resource is the most used Amiga one, but if you're using WinUAE the debugger might be worth checking out :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 14:26
Replies: 29
Views: 809
Posted By Hewitson
Rather than add MESS to MAME, I'd have liked to...

Rather than add MESS to MAME, I'd have liked to see MAME split into several smaller emulators.

It's nothing but a bloated piece of shit these days.

Edit: The current source code is 930 MB and...
Forum: Coders. General Yesterday, 13:10
Replies: 67
Views: 7,670
Posted By Hewitson
Yes, I still find it amusing after all these...

Yes, I still find it amusing after all these years. I'd love to know if Rob Northen knew about it, and if so, whether he saw the funny side of it.


:laughing
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 12:34
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By Hewitson
3.1 roms are freely available on the web. Don't...

3.1 roms are freely available on the web. Don't waste your money on purchasing them.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 12:29
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Hewitson
Not an issue at all. BUT, make sure the solder is...

Not an issue at all. BUT, make sure the solder is completely removed from the pins before inserting any cards. Any residual solder could bend the pins.
Forum: OT - Technical Yesterday, 03:15
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Hewitson
Obviously. But I don't see how anyone could do...

Obviously. But I don't see how anyone could do any sort of work without one. You need to be contactable and to be able to contact others.


Nope. For most people a phone is an absolute necessity.
Forum: OT - Technical 23 January 2020, 11:25
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Hewitson
No need to go on a contract. Go on pre-paid, I...

No need to go on a contract. Go on pre-paid, I get 45 GB data and unlimited calls and texts for $30 AUD a month.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 January 2020, 06:09
Replies: 249
Views: 58,746
Posted By Hewitson
Not only was this type of protection ineffective,...

Not only was this type of protection ineffective, it also caused people to think the games were either bugged or way too difficult (eg Gods).
Forum: Coders. General 23 January 2020, 05:57
Replies: 67
Views: 7,670
Posted By Hewitson
Rob Northen. Rob Northern was a member of Classic...

Rob Northen. Rob Northern was a member of Classic ;)
Forum: OT - Technical 23 January 2020, 05:34
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Hewitson
How can anyone in this day and age possibly get...

How can anyone in this day and age possibly get through life without a mobile phone? My work would be impossible without it, I'd sit at home all day earning nothing.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 January 2020, 05:33
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By Hewitson
Let's face it, none of the fighting games on the...

Let's face it, none of the fighting games on the Amiga are actually worth playing. The fact that Shaq Fu is one of the best we have says it all.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 January 2020, 08:00
Replies: 234
Views: 5,834
Posted By Hewitson
Making Amiga games in 2020 isn't a "business...

Making Amiga games in 2020 isn't a "business model" at all, unless the purpose of your business is to lose massive amounts of time and money.

New games should be made because people enjoy creating...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2020, 06:37
Replies: 104
Views: 5,839
Posted By Hewitson
Not this old chestnut. The Commodore monitors are...

Not this old chestnut. The Commodore monitors are crap. They always have been, and always will be. Why can't people see this? A huge percentage of them are manufactured by Daewoo for god's sake. They...
Forum: News 20 January 2020, 07:23
Replies: 93
Views: 6,014
Posted By Hewitson
Looks like a pretty decent game. They can sit on...

Looks like a pretty decent game. They can sit on it and "rotate" if they expect me to pay for it though.
Forum: Amiga scene 20 January 2020, 07:13
Replies: 234
Views: 5,834
Posted By Hewitson
I have no problem with people selling boxed...

I have no problem with people selling boxed copies of games.

I do not believe that digital downloads of new games should cost. If they do, they should be cracked (if protected) and made freely...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 January 2020, 06:40
Replies: 537
Views: 71,027
Posted By Hewitson
Very common for SID's to loop. Many Amiga MOD's...

Very common for SID's to loop. Many Amiga MOD's do the same.
Forum: OT - General 14 January 2020, 15:26
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Hewitson
As someone who spends quite a bit of time on...

As someone who spends quite a bit of time on Reddit, I disagree. Yes it does have it's fair share of idiots, but it's still a great resource with a LOT of interesting information to offer.
...
Forum: OT - Gaming 14 January 2020, 15:01
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By Hewitson
I was very tempted to get The Outer Worlds. The...

I was very tempted to get The Outer Worlds. The previews looked great. Then someone speedran it in 12 minutes.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 January 2020, 14:32
Replies: 153
Views: 4,800
Posted By Hewitson
I can't believe this thread even exists. ...

I can't believe this thread even exists.

Look up Thunder Force IV, MUSHA, or any of the other good MD shooters. A 1200 couldn't imagine running these games in it's wildest dreams.

This will be...
Forum: OT - General 13 January 2020, 02:47
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Hewitson
I try to minimise my time on Facebook. Most toxic...

I try to minimise my time on Facebook. Most toxic website on the internet and full of rude, illiterate morons who can't even spell their own language.

I'd estimate at least 95% of people don't...
Forum: support.Games 10 January 2020, 13:37
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By Hewitson
In that case, it should be possible to convert...

In that case, it should be possible to convert The World Warrior into Champion Edition or even Hyper Fighting.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 January 2020, 13:09
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Hewitson
I don't know much about the internals of these...

I don't know much about the internals of these monitors, but I am willing to bet that it wouldn't be too difficult to convert one to run on 110V. There's probably schematics available.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2020, 13:04
Replies: 26
Views: 650
Posted By Hewitson
To be perfectly honest, I don't remember ever...

To be perfectly honest, I don't remember ever being impressed by any water effects on the Amiga.

I always thought the LEGEND + NEI intro on the 64 with the water and the raindrops was cool...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2020, 06:18
Replies: 90
Views: 3,360
Posted By Hewitson
Exactly. I'm sure we've all got old PC's laying...

Exactly. I'm sure we've all got old PC's laying around, why risk a bad dump with a dodgy USB-IDE converter?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 January 2020, 12:47
Replies: 113
Views: 7,200
Posted By Hewitson
Nope. Wolf3D ran perfectly on a 286.

Nope. Wolf3D ran perfectly on a 286.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 January 2020, 11:58
Replies: 62
Views: 2,839
Posted By Hewitson
Surface mount technology wasn't very common when...

Surface mount technology wasn't very common when the 500 was released.
Forum: OT - Technical 06 January 2020, 04:26
Replies: 29
Views: 2,129
Posted By Hewitson
Ah, it's trying to do what macOS does. How cute.

Ah, it's trying to do what macOS does. How cute.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 January 2020, 04:14
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Hewitson
Have you tried it without the 030?

Have you tried it without the 030?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 January 2020, 04:01
Replies: 62
Views: 2,839
Posted By Hewitson
Yeah, I didn't think it was excessively big back...

Yeah, I didn't think it was excessively big back then at all. Seems like a monstrosity these days :laughing
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 January 2020, 03:59
Replies: 75
Views: 2,500
Posted By Hewitson
Yes it is. Many Amiga games are "leaps and...

Yes it is. Many Amiga games are "leaps and bounds" better than their ST counterparts, as said above.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 January 2020, 11:53
Replies: 75
Views: 2,500
Posted By Hewitson
Surely you're not suggesting the ST version is...

Surely you're not suggesting the ST version is better than the Amiga version?

Look how small the game screen is, and the framerate is even worse than Amiga. They're both terrible conversions,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 January 2020, 10:53
Replies: 62
Views: 2,839
Posted By Hewitson
Or ones that didn't, either. The sprite...

Or ones that didn't, either. The sprite capabilities just aren't good enough.
Forum: Amiga scene 05 January 2020, 10:43
Replies: 60
Views: 4,378
Posted By Hewitson
The loading could actually be slower. It's...

The loading could actually be slower. It's generally quicker to load one big file than a heap of small ones.
Forum: support.Hardware 04 January 2020, 08:15
Replies: 90
Views: 3,360
Posted By Hewitson
This is exactly what ddrescue does...

This is exactly what ddrescue does...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 January 2020, 07:57
Replies: 54
Views: 3,115
Posted By Hewitson
What a silly thing to say. You might get a better...

What a silly thing to say. You might get a better framerate on a PC, but games never run as smoothly on computers.

Windows is doing so many more things in the background compared to a console,...
Forum: support.Apps 03 January 2020, 07:34
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Hewitson
Not sure I understand what you're saying here. ...

Not sure I understand what you're saying here.

The monitor drivers are currently in Storage3.1:Monitors. Simply moving them to Storage3.1:Devs/Monitors means that they'll automatically be loaded...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 03 January 2020, 06:29
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Hewitson
Do you really need them on an ADF? Can you not...

Do you really need them on an ADF? Can you not use a dir as a harddrive and simply extract the files there? It would be a far quicker and simpler solution.
Forum: OT - General 03 January 2020, 06:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By Hewitson
For me, emulation doesn't even come close. The...

For me, emulation doesn't even come close. The scrolling is never absolutely flawless like on a real machine. The music doesn't sound quite the same. The mouse and joystick isn't the same. It has no...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 January 2020, 06:02
Replies: 113
Views: 7,200
Posted By Hewitson
This is why Hackintoshes are so popular. ...

This is why Hackintoshes are so popular.

Apple should forget about selling their overpriced, underpowered hardware and focus on selling the OS. They don't seem to realise that's why people buy...
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