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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 01:46
Replies: 45
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Posted By d4rk3lf
So CD32 had 2X CD reader? Ok, giving the...

So CD32 had 2X CD reader?

Ok, giving the transfer of 150kb per second, what is your estimation of quality that we could get on (almost) full screen, if we use.. let's say... 16 or 32 colors?
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 01:36
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By d4rk3lf
Ok, I never played any of the games listed, but I...

Ok, I never played any of the games listed, but I gave a vote for 4, and will explain why:

1) Pong 4K [CD32]
Apart from my friend Cobe coded this, I looked at youtube clips and saw this is,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 01:16
Replies: 45
Views: 1,089
Posted By d4rk3lf
Now.. hold on.. isn't CDTV something like...

Now.. hold on.. isn't CDTV something like 300-350kb per second?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 00:57
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By d4rk3lf
I love Rolling Thunder and played it both on...

I love Rolling Thunder and played it both on arcade and my C64.

From what I recall, I can say C64 was pretty good port, and it was pretty hard.
I never get far... but you know... you are never...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 00:37
Replies: 45
Views: 1,089
Posted By d4rk3lf
Of course, nobody expect Bluray quality :) ,...

Of course, nobody expect Bluray quality :) , neither DVD quality, neither VHS quality, just wanna see what is the best option.
Majsta did some really good tests many years a go on A600: ...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 23:12
Replies: 45
Views: 1,089
Posted By d4rk3lf
Many great replies, and great information's,...

Many great replies, and great information's, thanks people.

My conclusion (in short) is this:
It was way ahead of it's time (and that is not issue, but opportunity ), but C=, as always, didn't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 02:25
Replies: 45
Views: 1,089
Posted By d4rk3lf
Anyone tried burning some videos/movies and...

Anyone tried burning some videos/movies and playing it on CDTV?
I see that CDTV had some special video format (CDXL), and I am wondering how it compares to ham 6 (quality vs size).

I am reading...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2020, 23:56
Replies: 45
Views: 1,089
Posted By d4rk3lf
Thanks for clarifications guys. Back in the...

Thanks for clarifications guys.

Back in the days, I don't remember even hearing about it, and now, all these years later, it seems to me that it was a really cool idea. After all, Amiga is all...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2020, 22:51
Replies: 45
Views: 1,089
Posted By d4rk3lf
Why CDTV failed?

I don't get it.

It offers so much new and cool stuff, back in the day.
Apart from listening CD music, you could do ton's of other stuff + add a keyboard, mouse, and a floppy, and you got A500...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2020, 19:29
Replies: 33
Views: 894
Posted By d4rk3lf
Better? hmm... many people loved Amiga...

Better?

hmm... many people loved Amiga Silkworm, Rainbow Island..
I'd say Pong is perfectly equal to the arcade... probably Bubble Bubble, and some other games...

Hey.. maybe Rise of the...
Forum: OT - General 17 January 2020, 14:36
Replies: 33
Views: 1,859
Posted By d4rk3lf
Christopher Tolkien died ...

Christopher Tolkien died (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/16/jrr-tolkiens-son-christopher-dies-aged-95)

Thanks for Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and all other books, and all the hard...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 January 2020, 18:51
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By d4rk3lf
I was part of the crowd. :D Never been that...

I was part of the crowd. :D
Never been that good in any of the arcade games. Never finished any of the game.

I had a friend that could finish Cadillacs and Dinosaurs with one credit.
It was...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 January 2020, 17:38
Replies: 153
Views: 4,806
Posted By d4rk3lf
Thanks for these examples... I didn't know about...

Thanks for these examples... I didn't know about some of them.
I actually played Zero Tolerance on my Megadrive back in the day. :) It was Ok.
Never knew about Bloodshot, and I tool a peak on...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2020, 16:31
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By d4rk3lf
I did not. :) I've mention it few days a go,...

I did not. :)
I've mention it few days a go, here.

Hopefully, when it's done, it will be the pure awesomeness on OCS. :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 January 2020, 15:13
Replies: 153
Views: 4,806
Posted By d4rk3lf
Yet, there are some 3D games that worked on...

Yet, there are some 3D games that worked on unexpanded A1200, like Alien Breed 3D, Breathless, Gloom... etc... that I heavily doubt would ever be even possible on Sega (or SNES for that matter). ...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2020, 14:53
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By d4rk3lf
That was only a demo version, right? Sadly,...

That was only a demo version, right?
Sadly, the coder Leathered passed away, and apart from (great) demo, we don't have anything else.
Not sure if the source code is available somewhere, so maybe...
Forum: OT - Gaming 13 January 2020, 14:37
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By d4rk3lf
Ah... I am using the word "procedural", for a...

Ah... I am using the word "procedural", for a lot's of things.
Sorry about that.

What I meant is: Monsters and dungeons are placed randomly and lazy, without a real thought of environment...
Forum: OT - Gaming 11 January 2020, 13:43
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By d4rk3lf
Elder Scrools rpg's, imho, are the most borring...

Elder Scrools rpg's, imho, are the most borring rpg's I ever played. Characters are like dead dolls, quests are mostly linear (go there, kill rats, get back for reward), there's a lot's of empty...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2020, 13:17
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By d4rk3lf
Definitely beat em ups (not 1 VS 1, but...

Definitely beat em ups (not 1 VS 1, but scrolling).
Except Golden Axe, that, imho, was mediocre even as arcade version, there's not really any other AAA beat em up.
Too bad Psygnosis, Team 17, or...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2020, 00:28
Replies: 113
Views: 7,201
Posted By d4rk3lf
This still puzzles me. What people saw in...

This still puzzles me.
What people saw in Doom, I will never understand.
For me, it was pretty ugly from the start. Back in the day (and now), I always appreciated more clean un-textured flat...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2020, 23:21
Replies: 75
Views: 2,501
Posted By d4rk3lf
Well, with a little bit of luck, we can expect...

Well, with a little bit of luck, we can expect that Richard Costello himself answers on this thread to all technical questions.
He is around here sometimes, and I've been honored he participated...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2020, 23:01
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By d4rk3lf
That's an awesome idea! If he reads clearly,...

That's an awesome idea!
If he reads clearly, then the software might recognize 95% of the texts.

If not, we can ask him to hire professional voice over.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2020, 22:55
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By d4rk3lf
I think many of the text overlap's in the frames,...

I think many of the text overlap's in the frames, so it would need a lot of cleaning.
So, the smartest thing to do ( :D ) , is to ask uploaded to make another video, with page by page scrolling...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2020, 21:51
Replies: 75
Views: 2,501
Posted By d4rk3lf
16c

16c
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2020, 21:44
Replies: 153
Views: 4,806
Posted By d4rk3lf
Yet, Amiga have so many great platformers, and...

Yet, Amiga have so many great platformers, and action games, while MD have a barely an adventure, rpg, or strategy game.
It would be equal, if Amiga lacked very cool platformers-shooters, but it...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2020, 21:34
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By d4rk3lf
You could always manually re-type it from the...

You could always manually re-type it from the video :p
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2020, 17:19
Replies: 153
Views: 4,806
Posted By d4rk3lf
Exactly. Secret of the monkey Island, Dune 1,...

Exactly.
Secret of the monkey Island, Dune 1, K240, Cannon Fodder, Civilization, Simon the sorcerer... many, many, amazing games completely missing, and genres of rpg's, adventures and strategy...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2020, 12:07
Replies: 153
Views: 4,806
Posted By d4rk3lf
Hah.... yeah... I forgot about that. :D Well,...

Hah.... yeah... I forgot about that. :D
Well, with "blast processing", Megadrive beats Sony 1 too. :)



Yeah, I have the same thoughts.... It was impressive in it's time, mostly because of the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 January 2020, 23:59
Replies: 153
Views: 4,806
Posted By d4rk3lf
I had both system. First Megadrive (because...

I had both system.
First Megadrive (because couldn't afford A500), then A1200.

Even A500, imho, beats Sega (or any other console), simply because there are many games genres that are not...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 January 2020, 12:06
Replies: 75
Views: 2,501
Posted By d4rk3lf
I agree they are in the same range and can be...

I agree they are in the same range and can be comparable, and back in the day, they where main competitors.
BUT, as dlfrsilver pointed, the OCS chipset Amiga 500 have, makes a huuge difference...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 January 2020, 18:58
Replies: 75
Views: 2,501
Posted By d4rk3lf
It's very nice port made by a great coder Richard...

It's very nice port made by a great coder Richard Costello (he also ported Mortal Kombat 1 and 2, Primal Rage...).
Too bad the game itself is not in the rang of best beat em ups like Punisher,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 December 2019, 21:40
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By d4rk3lf
My assumptions is two reasons: 1) They were...

My assumptions is two reasons:
1) They were just too Amiga hardcore
2) I've read on several places that AB3D, used some weird (strictly Amiga) tricks to have water transparency, and many other...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 December 2019, 21:19
Replies: 286
Views: 32,509
Posted By d4rk3lf
Hey, your converter didn't convert the floor and...

Hey, your converter didn't convert the floor and ceiling? I am very disappointed!

Just kidding :D

This is awesome! I am speechless! :)
Truly! :)

You did editing very well. Straight to...
Forum: Graphics. Work In Progress 23 December 2019, 04:23
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By d4rk3lf
Well.. tnx people... I am still learning. ...

Well.. tnx people...
I am still learning.

If you like wizards... here's another one...
Forum: Coders. General 22 December 2019, 13:30
Replies: 153
Views: 17,205
Posted By d4rk3lf
I'd say, why not? You have spammers and trolls...

I'd say, why not?
You have spammers and trolls everywhere.
But I think developers of vampire would be very happy to help anybody that is willing to push their hardware as far as possible.
Maybe...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 December 2019, 16:54
Replies: 26
Views: 1,527
Posted By d4rk3lf
So, anyone know why there is no RTG patch for...

So, anyone know why there is no RTG patch for Alien Breed 3D?
I've read that AB3D used some neat tricks to make transparent water and some other effects (that you couldn't see even in a Doom),...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 21 December 2019, 16:48
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By d4rk3lf
Great looking characters. :) Can't wait to see...

Great looking characters. :)
Can't wait to see more. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 December 2019, 16:46
Replies: 426
Views: 22,681
Posted By d4rk3lf
I think beat em ups (like Final Fight, Punisher,...

I think beat em ups (like Final Fight, Punisher, Cadillac.. etc), are most lacking on Amiga.
Yes, we have the pretty good port of Golden Axe, but it's pioneer in the genre, and it lacks feel, and...
Forum: Graphics. Work In Progress 20 December 2019, 00:17
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By d4rk3lf
This is my attempt drawing 3D models in...

This is my attempt drawing 3D models in perspective.
Forum: Graphics. Work In Progress 19 December 2019, 23:31
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By d4rk3lf
Here is some more recent work (that I didn't show...

Here is some more recent work (that I didn't show to anyone).
It's painted from a reference image.

But this time - no Ham - only 32 color palette (although, I think I used only 10-12 colors in...
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