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Forum: support.WinUAE 29 December 2017, 19:35
Replies: 378
Views: 55,427
Posted By mcbpete
In the latest beta build I've finally switched...

In the latest beta build I've finally switched all my profiles from dx9 to dx11 and swapped the video filter from 'PAL' to 'd3d: Lanczos16' (seemed to 'blend' the colours and soften the pixels closer...
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 November 2017, 12:26
Replies: 378
Views: 55,427
Posted By mcbpete
Hell yeah, it boots fine now - Thanks, that'll...

Hell yeah, it boots fine now - Thanks, that'll teach me not to read a changelog properly !
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 November 2017, 01:09
Replies: 378
Views: 55,427
Posted By mcbpete
Ah, good shout. Running Windows 10, this is the...

Ah, good shout. Running Windows 10, this is the log that's displayed - It vanishes as soon as the crash occurs but was able to ALT+TAB and grab a printscreen on the relevant last few lines:
...
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 November 2017, 23:48
Replies: 378
Views: 55,427
Posted By mcbpete
Supposedly my card is a DX11 GPU (Top line of the...

Supposedly my card is a DX11 GPU (Top line of the features here: https://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-540m/features ) but alas WinUAE bombs out if I choose it (unfortunately...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 May 2017, 16:48
Replies: 177
Views: 41,400
Posted By mcbpete
Curious about this ... My configs are system...

Curious about this ... My configs are system based rather than game based (e.g. I've configs called A500 (512k), A500 (1mb), A500+, A1200, CD32), and then run the games based on what system they're...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 June 2013, 22:00
Replies: 35
Views: 2,956
Posted By mcbpete
DH - Another thanks for the site from me too....

DH - Another thanks for the site from me too. Such much amazing info and downloads in there. Added to favourites !
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 January 2013, 02:08
Replies: 80
Views: 5,523
Posted By mcbpete
Brutal Sports Footbal (and Speedball II) would've...

Brutal Sports Footbal (and Speedball II) would've been ace in Arcade friendly form
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 August 2012, 15:58
Replies: 17
Views: 3,104
Posted By mcbpete
Am I right in thinking Robocop 3 had a dongle...

Am I right in thinking Robocop 3 had a dongle with the original release which was then removed for the budget version ?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2012, 21:47
Replies: 115
Views: 23,290
Posted By mcbpete
Isn't that a trackball rather than a joystick ?

Isn't that a trackball rather than a joystick ?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 September 2011, 16:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,442
Posted By mcbpete
M.E.S.S. was the first one to come to my mind -...

M.E.S.S. was the first one to come to my mind - http://www.mess.org/
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 September 2011, 23:32
Replies: 467
Views: 104,587
Posted By mcbpete
I've always meant to ask (being endlessly...

I've always meant to ask (being endlessly fascinated but not having the slightest idea about decrypting/reverse engineering/cracking), what sort of time scale does/did it take to crack Amiga stuff....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 June 2011, 20:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By mcbpete
I'd love to think that those videos were...

I'd love to think that those videos were something other than someone just spending an inordinate amount of time creating some pre-rendered sequences on Maya/3d max/some 3d package, but somehow I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 May 2011, 19:57
Replies: 27
Views: 6,262
Posted By mcbpete
What did it look like if you tried playing back a...

What did it look like if you tried playing back a VHS with backups on it on a TV ?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 April 2011, 16:12
Replies: 173
Views: 29,022
Posted By mcbpete
Loving the site man, I love reading the 'gory...

Loving the site man, I love reading the 'gory details' even if most of them go way over my head !
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 March 2011, 22:07
Replies: 12
Views: 1,915
Posted By mcbpete
Yeah, I remember they also used the bonus round...

Yeah, I remember they also used the bonus round of Paperboy too - the show was called First Class ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Class_%28game_show%29 )
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 March 2011, 14:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,915
Posted By mcbpete
Yeah I remember that, I think it was one of those...

Yeah I remember that, I think it was one of those touch tone games where viewers phoned up that were so big in the late 80s/early 90s (that were clearly someone playing it with a real joystick at the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 December 2010, 17:04
Replies: 61
Views: 12,272
Posted By mcbpete
I still remember the dream I had when I was about...

I still remember the dream I had when I was about 10 years old where I visited this small museum full of old Argos and Index (does that company even exist anymore ?!) catalogues. That was all the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 October 2010, 20:56
Replies: 24
Views: 4,180
Posted By mcbpete
1. OctaMED 3 (Amiga) 2. ProTracker 2 (Amiga) ...

1. OctaMED 3 (Amiga)
2. ProTracker 2 (Amiga)
3. OctaMED 6 (Amiga - The tracker that I finally understood what I was doing)
4. Fast Tracker II (PC)
5. ModPlug tracker (PC)
6. Jeskola Buzz (PC -...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 October 2010, 11:52
Replies: 457
Views: 47,987
Posted By mcbpete
I thought that two but john4p converted me with...

I thought that two but john4p converted me with this 'finding' - http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=637299&postcount=405 (and this: http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=637320&postcount=407 )
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 October 2010, 02:26
Replies: 457
Views: 47,987
Posted By mcbpete
Sorry for the bump but I've just upgraded to...

Sorry for the bump but I've just upgraded to 2.3.0 and I've lost the ability to use these 'prettier' scanlines as discussed on the last page (i.e.. Scanline transparency-25, scanline level-0). What's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 October 2010, 21:12
Replies: 544
Views: 81,112
Posted By mcbpete
What the .... I've never seen that cover before -...

What the .... I've never seen that cover before - I always knew it as looking like this :

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/23/Impossible_Mission_Coverart.png
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 September 2010, 19:20
Replies: 252
Views: 35,758
Posted By mcbpete
The absolute revelation for me with Zombi was...

The absolute revelation for me with Zombi was watching the long play and realising there were rooms behind you - Obviously I knew about the reverse button but when I went down those left->right...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 August 2010, 21:15
Replies: 9
Views: 2,158
Posted By mcbpete
Going by that video I'd say: Me ! (apologies...

Going by that video I'd say: Me !

(apologies I'm a comedy snob...)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 August 2010, 19:26
Replies: 910
Views: 107,357
Posted By mcbpete
Yeah ampersand characters in particular can botch...

Yeah ampersand characters in particular can botch up some programmes.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 August 2010, 19:23
Replies: 33
Views: 3,943
Posted By mcbpete
Hmm, I've just taken a screenshot from a .tap of...

Hmm, I've just taken a screenshot from a .tap of Hawkeye and pasted it into Photoshop, replaced the black colour with white and no 'hidden' message found anywhere on the loading screen ....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 August 2010, 02:41
Replies: 2
Views: 1,078
Posted By mcbpete
I have absolutely no idea what was going on...

I have absolutely no idea what was going on there, but it sure was pretty !
Forum: Amiga scene 31 May 2010, 18:19
Replies: 3
Views: 1,243
Posted By mcbpete
To put it bluntly, yes ! Before you even begin...

To put it bluntly, yes ! Before you even begin to start work on any section of the site, decide why people would specifically come to your site and no other.

There's far too many 'me-too' sites...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2010, 01:31
Replies: 27
Views: 2,994
Posted By mcbpete
Or an easy way to patch up your games in one...

Or an easy way to patch up your games in one simple programme.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 May 2010, 21:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By mcbpete
I'm curious about this too, I thought all...

I'm curious about this too, I thought all Lucasarts games from Monkey Island onwards (perhaps even earlier than that) were purposefully made so you never reached a dead end...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 April 2010, 11:51
Replies: 252
Views: 35,758
Posted By mcbpete
I wonder what Geoff Crammond thought about that...

I wonder what Geoff Crammond thought about that comment :D
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 April 2010, 01:39
Replies: 252
Views: 35,758
Posted By mcbpete
Despite the above proving otherwise, weird...

Despite the above proving otherwise, weird concepts of games I can grab pretty instantly. Eg the Sentinel - great case in point. I read I had to get higher by making blocks then teleporting onto...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 April 2010, 22:16
Replies: 252
Views: 35,758
Posted By mcbpete
For years I could only beat the first two levels,...

For years I could only beat the first two levels, but this video helped me no end - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yiE4t520Vo

Hell loads of games I had no idea how to play properly as a kid (and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 April 2010, 17:20
Replies: 18
Views: 2,952
Posted By mcbpete
Metroidvanias on the Amiga

Hi guys !

I was wondering if anyone knew if the ol' 'miggy had any Metroidvania type games made for it. For those that don't know what a Medroidvania type game is it's games like Metroid and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 March 2010, 01:22
Replies: 34
Views: 2,315
Posted By mcbpete
Sorry to diverge from the original topic again,...

Sorry to diverge from the original topic again, but there's a strange phenomena I have with both Oblivion (and now Fallout 3) is that although they're pretty huge and can rack up over 100 hours of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 February 2010, 22:47
Replies: 54
Views: 5,245
Posted By mcbpete
Both of which are a bit of a cheat though - ...

Both of which are a bit of a cheat though -

1. Yes the objects were ray traced on the developers machine but then those ray traced images were just converted into normal sprites.

2. The 3d...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 February 2010, 23:30
Replies: 191
Views: 20,865
Posted By mcbpete
I remember doing something really similar when I...

I remember doing something really similar when I was about 8 - I found some spectrum tape in this warehouse my dad owned and just assumed I could load it up then change some of the basic commands to...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 February 2010, 01:15
Replies: 13
Views: 3,311
Posted By mcbpete
I definitely remember playing at a friends house...

I definitely remember playing at a friends house an early version where when you turned a lemming into a bomber it did the usual '5,4,3,2,1' on top of his head but then had a '?' symbol before...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 February 2010, 23:22
Replies: 457
Views: 47,987
Posted By mcbpete
Gotcha, works like a charm now. Thanks :) ...

Gotcha, works like a charm now. Thanks :)

(and thanks Retro-Nerd - I previously had it on double but thought that to use the emulated scanlines that I had to stick it on the scanlines setting !)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 February 2010, 02:09
Replies: 457
Views: 47,987
Posted By mcbpete
I'm clearly being a bit stupid as I can't get the...

I'm clearly being a bit stupid as I can't get the '25% scanline' effect that john4p posted. So I've gone to Display and set Line Mode to Scanlines, and in filter I've set Scanline Level to the number...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 January 2010, 19:30
Replies: 835
Views: 142,555
Posted By mcbpete
A couple of games that remind me of the vibe of...

A couple of games that remind me of the vibe of the Amiga but aren't actually Amiga games:

1. Within a Deep Forest (PC)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/162/390143757_883a14074f.jpg...
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