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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 September 2019, 18:36
Replies: 61
Views: 1,603
Posted By Dunny
Oh good god yes, but do a side-by-side with the...

Oh good god yes, but do a side-by-side with the 8bit versions :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 September 2019, 17:51
Replies: 61
Views: 1,603
Posted By Dunny
You're a developer; you're thinking in terms of...

You're a developer; you're thinking in terms of technical achievement. Which is fine, he did indeed pull off the impossible (or nearly so). But from the point of view of someone who loves FinalFight,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 September 2019, 09:38
Replies: 61
Views: 1,603
Posted By Dunny
Wait, so we're not allowed to say a game is bad...

Wait, so we're not allowed to say a game is bad if the author is resident on here?
Forum: Coders. Contest 19 September 2019, 15:05
Replies: 1,374
Views: 98,542
Posted By Dunny
Since the sky gradients are quite saturated, just...

Since the sky gradients are quite saturated, just raising the saturation of the display palette would likely even things out. As it stands, DamienD is right - the background gradients make the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 September 2019, 16:36
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Dunny
They're very good, but they're locked down - I...

They're very good, but they're locked down - I have an arcade cab and opted for a Pi3/RetroPie install instead of the Pandora's Box version so I can install my own ROMs.

The Pandora has some very...
Forum: support.Apps 16 September 2019, 12:20
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Dunny
Get CygnusEd. It's all you need.

Get CygnusEd. It's all you need.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2019, 11:46
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Dunny
Any game is possible "to some degree". For the...

Any game is possible "to some degree". For the Amiga 060 I'd expect flat-shaded polygons (no texturing), a limited draw distance (say one chunk which is 16x16 cells) and no world processing (fire...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2019, 00:02
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Dunny
Yep, it has a setting for world interaction...

Yep, it has a setting for world interaction updates beyond which the world stops doing whatever it is it's doing.

Minecraft is very, very well optimised and still has pretty high requirements to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 September 2019, 13:39
Replies: 36
Views: 1,799
Posted By Dunny
https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/132330/the_...

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/132330/the_pacman_dossier.php?page=3

This documents PacMan in excruciating detail. A friend of mine used it to implement a full PacMan in BASIC and it's a...
Forum: project.MAGE 06 September 2019, 11:29
Replies: 2,327
Views: 220,591
Posted By Dunny
https://atrandom.iansharpe.com/setres.php

https://atrandom.iansharpe.com/setres.php
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 September 2019, 01:58
Replies: 307
Views: 10,274
Posted By Dunny
If this ever gets an Amiga port I will be very,...

If this ever gets an Amiga port I will be very, very surprised. Even more surprised if it's any good.
Forum: OT - General 03 September 2019, 20:42
Replies: 57
Views: 1,250
Posted By Dunny
We have FreeSat/FreeView here - with both...

We have FreeSat/FreeView here - with both standard and HD channels (oodles of them, too).

What really boils my piss is when you go to the cinema, pay shitloads for tickets and then have to sit...
Forum: OT - General 03 September 2019, 10:39
Replies: 57
Views: 1,250
Posted By Dunny
No, it's not - the ads are the price that you are...

No, it's not - the ads are the price that you are prepared to pay for content. Just because there are ads does not make the content free.
Forum: OT - General 02 September 2019, 23:45
Replies: 57
Views: 1,250
Posted By Dunny
But the presence of ads implies non-free. Only...

But the presence of ads implies non-free. Only ad-free is the content truly free. Feel free to disagree.
Forum: OT - General 02 September 2019, 20:33
Replies: 57
Views: 1,250
Posted By Dunny
Here's the part where you disagree with both...

Here's the part where you disagree with both subscription and ad-supported models in case you're mis-remembering what you wrote:



You state that the content used to be free; it wasn't. You...
Forum: Coders. Contest 02 September 2019, 19:44
Replies: 1,374
Views: 98,542
Posted By Dunny
I dunno, are we going for authenticity here or...

I dunno, are we going for authenticity here or not? :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 September 2019, 16:27
Replies: 307
Views: 10,274
Posted By Dunny
I'm fairly certain that none of the arcade...

I'm fairly certain that none of the arcade resources for Rygar were particularly Amiga-friendly either :D

If it's more complex than PacMan then it's probably not worth the while simply porting the...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 02 September 2019, 00:07
Replies: 69
Views: 4,168
Posted By Dunny
Big fan of the comics - read them all way back....

Big fan of the comics - read them all way back. Seven years? Seems longer. Anyway, yep - the TV show is just different enough, but with the same characters and premise which is such a big hook from...
Forum: OT - General 01 September 2019, 17:39
Replies: 57
Views: 1,250
Posted By Dunny
That content was never intended to be free; it...

That content was never intended to be free; it was paid for by ads. Adblockers have removed that revenue stream so they have to use a different one (subcriptions). This is the way that the internet's...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 31 August 2019, 20:30
Replies: 69
Views: 4,168
Posted By Dunny
Bashing my way through MindHunter season 2 on...

Bashing my way through MindHunter season 2 on Netflix and damn if it's not just as good as season 1.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 August 2019, 17:08
Replies: 33
Views: 1,462
Posted By Dunny
My first emulation experience was with...

My first emulation experience was with Transformer on the A1000, which was a pretty poor experience although it did run my copy of Jacaranda Jim very well indeed - and that was all I needed it to do....
Forum: News 30 August 2019, 15:39
Replies: 114
Views: 6,185
Posted By Dunny
Ha! That looks bloody awful :D

Ha! That looks bloody awful :D
Forum: OT - General 30 August 2019, 15:34
Replies: 57
Views: 1,250
Posted By Dunny
I use Blokada on my S9. I cannot recommend it...

I use Blokada on my S9. I cannot recommend it enough (though the "cannot connect" messages left behind in ad spaces is a little irritating). Especially in light of ad frames being hijacked as malware...
Forum: News 30 August 2019, 12:13
Replies: 114
Views: 6,185
Posted By Dunny
You can keep your Mortal Kombats, Final Fights...

You can keep your Mortal Kombats, Final Fights and Street Fighters. None of them ever came close to the sheer visceral fun of Target: Renegade on the Spectrum. I've played many, many brawlers since...
Forum: News 30 August 2019, 10:50
Replies: 114
Views: 6,185
Posted By Dunny
Weapons make any brawler better. I fondly...

Weapons make any brawler better. I fondly remember the sickening crunch when you beat enemies with a piece of pipe on the Spectrum's Target: Renegade... :)

As for control complexity, weapons don't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 August 2019, 16:35
Replies: 307
Views: 10,274
Posted By Dunny
Actually, I really liked Bionic Commando back in...

Actually, I really liked Bionic Commando back in the day... :D

But yeah, the Spectrum version was better than the miggy's.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 August 2019, 11:02
Replies: 307
Views: 10,274
Posted By Dunny
Emphasis mine. Not knocking Geezer's efforts...

Emphasis mine.

Not knocking Geezer's efforts here - what he has achieved is simply stunning and a fantastic example of what the Amiga can do.

Back in the 80s, we could have to go to the nearest...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 August 2019, 01:52
Replies: 307
Views: 10,274
Posted By Dunny
Ranarama would be awesome. As would Gauntlet with...

Ranarama would be awesome. As would Gauntlet with the Deeper Dungeons expansion pack! - although Gauntlet is playable via MAME, the expansion pack was never released in the arcades...

I do have to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2019, 14:45
Replies: 307
Views: 10,274
Posted By Dunny
The full border is 352x296. The actual size of...

The full border is 352x296. The actual size of the user-addressable display RAM is indeed 256x192. But with judicious use of OUT, you can draw in the border - hence why it takes a LOT more CPU to be...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2019, 11:29
Replies: 307
Views: 10,274
Posted By Dunny
Maintain an array of 296 booleans (or however...

Maintain an array of 296 booleans (or however high the screen is - the Spectrum is 352x296) and on each write to screen memory set a flag for that line. When the end of the frame comes and you update...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 August 2019, 11:30
Replies: 307
Views: 10,274
Posted By Dunny
You'll need more than that if you want to do any...

You'll need more than that if you want to do any kind of the mid-scanline colour changes that the Spectrum was capable of. A generally naive (and incompatible with quite a surprising amount of...
Forum: support.WinUAE 18 August 2019, 00:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By Dunny
Followed the instructions (though had to edit the...

Followed the instructions (though had to edit the .ini as I don't use the registry).

Here's the screengrab as requested. Bear in mind that the Fullscreen GUI is ticked, but the UI is not...
Forum: OT - General 14 August 2019, 11:06
Replies: 140
Views: 7,053
Posted By Dunny
I'd not go that far. It's discussion here that...

I'd not go that far. It's discussion here that has caused the trouble, which then spilled over into IRN, as I understand it. Putting a site-wide ban on Amiten/Jojo's antics on EAB would lessen the...
Forum: OT - General 13 August 2019, 21:11
Replies: 140
Views: 7,053
Posted By Dunny
I'll echo the calls to close the jojo/amiten...

I'll echo the calls to close the jojo/amiten threads - they're literally poisoning our community and the fall-out has caused good folks like IndieRetroNews to quit EAB.

We can't afford to lose...
Forum: OT - Gaming 12 August 2019, 15:58
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Dunny
What I'd love is for the original Thief/Thief 2...

What I'd love is for the original Thief/Thief 2 missions to be ported to The Dark Mod, and then graphically upgraded to match. But they won't do that, nor will they allow anyone to publish such :(
...
Forum: OT - Technical 12 August 2019, 11:18
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By Dunny
Yes, but also to be fair it's being loudly touted...

Yes, but also to be fair it's being loudly touted (by its fans, not by the devs) as a viable 68k replacement for OS3.1 too. But it's way too bloated and doesn't run well outside of WinUAE's fastest...
Forum: OT - Technical 08 August 2019, 16:02
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By Dunny
Oh, I'm with you on that one. The standard UI in...

Oh, I'm with you on that one. The standard UI in AROS is absolutely atrocious. Apparently you can use Amiga icons with AROS so you'd likely have to go through and replace them all yourself. As for...
Forum: OT - Technical 08 August 2019, 14:39
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By Dunny
That's virtually impossible, AFAIK - it contains...

That's virtually impossible, AFAIK - it contains everything such as its own MUI-like system for the UI and many libs for modern hardware. You could do it, but that would be quite a job and you'd...
Forum: OT - Technical 08 August 2019, 11:57
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By Dunny
While lazy coders are producing bloated code,...

While lazy coders are producing bloated code, you'd be surprised how much actual code is needed to run PC hardware - vastly improved graphical resolutions and colour depth increases storage sizes...
Forum: OT - Gaming 07 August 2019, 00:11
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By Dunny
Cuba is currently under trade...

Cuba is currently under trade restrictions/embargo so the fact that your subject line contained the word "cuba" means that it automatically gets a lock put on it. Just answer their questions and hope...
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