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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 00:49
Replies: 56
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Posted By DrBong
Well, I wasn't just talking about the Amiga's...

Well, I wasn't just talking about the Amiga's graphical capabilities - Lucasfilm, for instance, made a concerted effort with sound on a fair few of their Ami conversions.

I think you're being a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 October 2018, 15:05
Replies: 56
Views: 1,574
Posted By DrBong
Spot-on! :cool I think it's a bit unfair...

Spot-on! :cool I think it's a bit unfair comparing the standard Amiga conversion of the MI games to non-standard PC set-ups of the period; more so, if you're comparing the Ami conversions to obscure...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 October 2018, 22:10
Replies: 56
Views: 1,574
Posted By DrBong
I hear ya, but it's not like this is Hewitson's...

I hear ya, but it's not like this is Hewitson's first rodeo on EAB! ;) Good coffee or alcohol may help when reading threads like this! :lol He's not known for having "mainstream" opinions, though,...
Forum: project.EAB 20 October 2018, 22:01
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By DrBong
.....and that's on a slow day for DoubleD! He's...

.....and that's on a slow day for DoubleD! He's the quickest keystroker in the west!!! :agree Oooh, that's sounds a bit rude....doesn't it??!! :laughing:cool:laughing
Forum: News 20 October 2018, 21:41
Replies: 53
Views: 6,711
Posted By DrBong
Thanks for all your opinions gents - much...

Thanks for all your opinions gents - much appreciated! :cool I always enjoyed David Pleasance's interviews and guest columns in the mags back in the day too (and the contributions from Dave Haynie...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 October 2018, 21:33
Replies: 56
Views: 1,574
Posted By DrBong
Yep, but the point Hewitson is trying to make is...

Yep, but the point Hewitson is trying to make is that he generally likes the MI games......but thinks that the Amiga release in each case is a poor man's PC conversion, much like Sierra's PC ports of...
Forum: News 19 October 2018, 23:27
Replies: 53
Views: 6,711
Posted By DrBong
Thanks for the ultra-quick reply Rob! :great Good...

Thanks for the ultra-quick reply Rob! :great Good to know that you've received your copy at least. Has it been long since it landed in the mail there? Looks like it's only been available to...
Forum: News 19 October 2018, 23:17
Replies: 53
Views: 6,711
Posted By DrBong
I'm gobsmacked that no-one on EAB has commented...

I'm gobsmacked that no-one on EAB has commented on whether they received their copy of the book and what they thought of it. Have I missed something? Is it worth buying?! Does it differ from Petro's...
Forum: support.Apps 19 October 2018, 23:00
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By DrBong
Angus, Angus, Angus.....me old saw! :D Long time...

Angus, Angus, Angus.....me old saw! :D Long time no see in these parts!!! Hope you, the missus 'n' the cats are all well.

Anyway, there are a few options for beginners when it comes to 3D packages...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 October 2018, 13:44
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By DrBong
@xboxown Yep, a custom case produced with a 3D...

@xboxown
Yep, a custom case produced with a 3D printer would be the best solution for a sidecar to house the Z-500 adapter.

In terms of a commercial and more elaborate solution (i.e. a whole...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 11 October 2018, 13:21
Replies: 241
Views: 9,041
Posted By DrBong
Cool, you started a great thread here! :) I know...

Cool, you started a great thread here! :) I know Barry's loving it.....he's been dancing around at home like one funky banana!!! :D
...
Forum: support.Games 11 October 2018, 13:14
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By DrBong
No problems, sometimes the answers to mysteries...

No problems, sometimes the answers to mysteries in life reveal themselves in time! ;)

I have 2-3 boxed copies of Pirates! somewhere here at home. If I find that I have the final release v832.04,...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 11 October 2018, 00:28
Replies: 241
Views: 9,041
Posted By DrBong
@Tweeky I want your boxed Euro release of...

@Tweeky
I want your boxed Euro release of Skyfox II !!! ;) I thought I had one in the collection, but nope!! :crazy

@haynor
We're almost down to 60 games on your MIA list. Are you having fun...
Forum: MarketPlace 11 October 2018, 00:05
Replies: 33
Views: 1,238
Posted By DrBong
Yeh, I think the sheer size alone would be worth...

Yeh, I think the sheer size alone would be worth a photo or two!

Besides, I can't help but wonder if there are any cracks or copies of obscure American games like Monkey Business...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 23:42
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
Don't delude yourself into thinking that you've...

Don't delude yourself into thinking that you've been trying to help anyone but yourself here, or that you've been utterly polite and well-mannered about it. You've been rude and abrupt before without...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 23:27
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
@TjLaZer Yep, that's what I have in...

@TjLaZer
Yep, that's what I have in mind.....make contact with Ron Fortier and other Amiga coders from '85 like Brian Moriarty (ex-Infocom), Bill/Rebecca Heineman and Brian Fargo (ex-Activision),...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 22:40
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
There are a few more posts than what's above...

There are a few more posts than what's above where you say that EA *must* have released the first ever commercial game for the Amiga, but I'm sure people get the idea and, frankly, I'm more...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 22:06
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
Yep, my mistake.....thought you were referring to...

Yep, my mistake.....thought you were referring to Amiga World. Same principles apply in post #163, though, about the vagaries of mags and why mail-order/indie games like Monkey Business didn't need...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 21:49
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
Specifically addressed in post #143...

Specifically addressed in post #143 (http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1275445&postcount=143).



Again, the possible reasons why are addressed in post #143...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 10 October 2018, 20:48
Replies: 241
Views: 9,041
Posted By DrBong
Merci Denis! :great:great:great The two games...

Merci Denis! :great:great:great The two games above are.....in the Zone. Enjoy!
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 20:37
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
@niobyte We'll probably never really know for...

@niobyte
We'll probably never really know for sure, even if we were to ask all those early coders about when their games were released. A few would've worked on a bunch of projects at the same time,...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 19:52
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
Simply not true - I provided the link to the Mac...

Simply not true - I provided the link to the Mac advert in post #69.

https://is.gd/a7x0fa



A mail-order game (or any game stocked on a computer store shelf, for that matter) doesn't need to...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 18:39
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
Post Apologies for another long, boring post peeps! :(...

Apologies for another long, boring post peeps! :( My next post should more than make up for it, though!! ;)



How do you know whether they were originals or cracks? The person who made the...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 05:15
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
You lack the courage of your convictions. You've...

You lack the courage of your convictions. You've said many times that it *must* be an EA game that was first released on the Amiga, yet you are not confident enough to make a bet on it....
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 02:00
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
@Don_Adan How much money would you like to bet...

@Don_Adan
How much money would you like to bet that an EA game as opposed to Monkey Business or a text/graphics adventure type game (e.g. Wishbringer, Hacker, Mindshadow) made it out first on the...
Forum: OT - General 10 October 2018, 01:26
Replies: 42
Views: 1,790
Posted By DrBong
Hehe, not bad, not bad.....but I was thinking...

Hehe, not bad, not bad.....but I was thinking more along the lines of this! :D

http://thefw.com/files/2013/02/Mario-and-Peach.jpg?w=980&q=75
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 01:14
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
Sorry mate, I forgot to answer your...

Sorry mate, I forgot to answer your question.....yep, I'm ancient and remember surfing the Lazarus website amongst others back in '97 using Voyager, AWeb and IBrowse on my A4000 (still do on the odd...
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 00:00
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
Yeh, I remember coming across that webpage a...

Yeh, I remember coming across that webpage a while back. Until I saw it, it hadn't registered to me that he'd coded Bruce Lee (https://www.mobygames.com/game/bruce-lee) for the Atari 400/800 and C64....
Forum: HOL news 10 October 2018, 00:00
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
Actually, there's more evidence than just the "AW...

Actually, there's more evidence than just the "AW guy" going for Monkey Business.....it's just that it's as "soft", for mine, as the quality of evidence concerning retailer adverts, magazine listings...
Forum: HOL news 09 October 2018, 10:23
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
@AmigaJay Sorry, I was perhaps a bit...

@AmigaJay
Sorry, I was perhaps a bit unclear.....I meant that date as point of reference for the release of the first Amiga game - be it Monkey Business or another game. It's not about whether the...
Forum: HOL news 09 October 2018, 09:52
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
@Amigajay My point is......why mention Dec 1,...

@Amigajay
My point is......why mention Dec 1, 1985 like it's some point of reference for the release of Monkey Business, or any other Amiga game from that period as the first ever Amiga game? It's a...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 09 October 2018, 02:41
Replies: 241
Views: 9,041
Posted By DrBong
@niobyte Good to see ya mate! :cool How have...

@niobyte
Good to see ya mate! :cool How have you been?! Dropped you an email a while back, but forgot to follow-up with a PM when I didn't hear back.

@Denis
It's been a while! ;) Here are old...
Forum: HOL news 09 October 2018, 01:46
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
I simply made the observation that it was a more...

I simply made the observation that it was a more interesting EA advert than what malko came across in his travels. Nothing more, nothing less. Read on and find out why IMHO it's a more interesting...
Forum: HOL news 08 October 2018, 21:00
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
@DoubleD Yeh, the Dark Castle games series...

@DoubleD
Yeh, the Dark Castle games series originated on the Mac and were so successful that the games were ported to just about every computer platform under the sun. Most platforms back then had...
Forum: HOL news 08 October 2018, 19:03
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
Methinks it would've been a Mac port rather than...

Methinks it would've been a Mac port rather than a ST one. From what I've been able to piece together, the ST version may have actually came in early '86 after the Mac and Amiga versions were...
Forum: HOL news 08 October 2018, 14:28
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
@Dunny My feeling is that the Lorraine...

@Dunny
My feeling is that the Lorraine initially had higher memory specs than the A1000 (512k ram or perhaps even 1-2MB, as it was originally conceived as a games console), but Jay Miner and his...
Forum: support.Games 08 October 2018, 12:56
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By DrBong
I have no idea, but given that there was only one...

I have no idea, but given that there was only one revision and the first version doesn't seem to contain any major bugs......I'd say, probably not a lot. Probably the easiest way to find out what the...
Forum: HOL news 08 October 2018, 12:36
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
Thanks for the heads-up. Yes, the WHDLoad version...

Thanks for the heads-up. Yes, the WHDLoad version does work with a joystick here......apparently my joystick extender cable had popped slightly out of the joy port, which is why it didn't respond to...
Forum: HOL news 08 October 2018, 06:55
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
@fgh I'd already thought of doing that, but...

@fgh
I'd already thought of doing that, but I've been trying to find some direct contact details for him. Unfortunately, I haven't had time to do a thorough search yet. If worst comes to worst, I...
Forum: HOL news 08 October 2018, 00:11
Replies: 204
Views: 9,794
Posted By DrBong
Not surprising it's in Bruce Bagnall's Amiga book...

Not surprising it's in Bruce Bagnall's Amiga book (bought it, but I'm yet to read it), but I know I've read it in a few other places well before the book was published.

Incidentally, the date on...
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