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Forum: Amiga scene 02 November 2019, 14:10
Replies: 968
Views: 54,002
Posted By rare_j
This is it, Amiga is squeezed by the PC for...

This is it, Amiga is squeezed by the PC for productivity and smashed by Playstation for games. Amiga was totally impractical by 1998, possibly sooner.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 November 2019, 04:09
Replies: 50
Views: 1,770
Posted By rare_j
Number one requirement for me is that the game...

Number one requirement for me is that the game fills the screen right into the overscan area.
Second, there should be something going on in the background (of a platformer) that really adds to the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 October 2019, 11:21
Replies: 895
Views: 176,981
Posted By rare_j
Nice copper gradient effect on the sky there

Nice copper gradient effect on the sky there
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 October 2019, 19:52
Replies: 162
Views: 6,222
Posted By rare_j
Back in the day, how long did console owners wait...

Back in the day, how long did console owners wait between new games? Months. Because they were so expensive. And they were shitty PAL conversions.

Amiga owners had something new to play with...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2019, 00:47
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By rare_j
Thanks for the tip, will look out for this.

Thanks for the tip, will look out for this.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 October 2019, 23:10
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By rare_j
Yeah I would be none the wiser as well. Really...

Yeah I would be none the wiser as well. Really interested as to how you can tell.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 October 2019, 04:09
Replies: 162
Views: 6,222
Posted By rare_j
Probably you just outgrew video games not long...

Probably you just outgrew video games not long after that time. I think this discussion is more for people who never outgrew games, and look back at those earlier fond memories with a more discerning...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 October 2019, 03:11
Replies: 162
Views: 6,222
Posted By rare_j
I did really like New Zealand Story back then,...

I did really like New Zealand Story back then, and I suppose some of the early levels are charming, but I realize now it all too soon descends into a horrible and dull maze em up.
Play it for 15...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 October 2019, 00:16
Replies: 485
Views: 24,106
Posted By rare_j
Floppy disk Thanks for the tip, I played Screamer 2 in...

Thanks for the tip, I played Screamer 2 in software mode back in the day, and yes the glide version arguably looks worse but I wanted to play it again with the massively increased framerate you get...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 September 2019, 01:07
Replies: 485
Views: 24,106
Posted By rare_j
Finally got around to properly setting up my...

Finally got around to properly setting up my ‘rig’, which in reality a very unassuming looking small form factor dell desktop from the early 2000’s.
I’ve gone for a voodoo graphics (not voodoo2)...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 September 2019, 02:34
Replies: 84
Views: 6,167
Posted By rare_j
In Lotus 2 you can drive under lorry trailers in...

In Lotus 2 you can drive under lorry trailers in one of the later levels.

The conversation trees in the communications screens in Supercars 2.

Ice cream in speedball 2 (already mentioned, but...
Forum: News 15 September 2019, 13:41
Replies: 24
Views: 3,720
Posted By rare_j
I have a 68010 to donate if you want it. Let me...

I have a 68010 to donate if you want it. Let me know if interested.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 September 2019, 02:47
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By rare_j
I've tried emulators on Wii and wasn't impressed....

I've tried emulators on Wii and wasn't impressed. Like ransom1122 says , best thing you can do is get Nintendont on it with a fat memory stick full of Gamecube games.
I'm kind of obsessed with GT...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 01 September 2019, 21:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By rare_j
Really nice Speccy effort there, played through...

Really nice Speccy effort there, played through it a few nights ago and really enjoyed it. The duck mechanic works particularly well.
Maybe in the Amiga version ease the player into it a bit more...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 August 2019, 18:02
Replies: 557
Views: 93,747
Posted By rare_j
There's a lot of problems with the artwork on...

There's a lot of problems with the artwork on close inspection, but it does the job of inviting you to consider the game as entertaining, and something you'd like to play.
It's not laughably awful...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 27 August 2019, 21:20
Replies: 109
Views: 33,365
Posted By rare_j
It's a great site, I visit it often, well done....

It's a great site, I visit it often, well done. :great
Forum: News 23 August 2019, 23:53
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By rare_j
Some speculation here: Register...

Some speculation here: Register (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/20/ibm_openpower_isa/)
Forum: News 23 August 2019, 21:01
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By rare_j
Yeah I don't really get this. I thought the whole...

Yeah I don't really get this. I thought the whole point of POWER was to run AIX and all the associated enterprise level things that brings.
Maybe this is to encourage more linux involvement.
Forum: Coders. Contest 17 August 2019, 17:22
Replies: 1,652
Views: 119,378
Posted By rare_j
Possibly from a Thunderforce game on the...

Possibly from a Thunderforce game on the Megadrive.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 August 2019, 14:33
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By rare_j
R-Type final is a really nice game in a lot of...

R-Type final is a really nice game in a lot of ways and I enjoyed it a lot.
The framerate issues take the shine off it quite a bit. Gradius V never really grabbed me.
No that it isn't the better...
Forum: OT - General 12 August 2019, 04:42
Replies: 140
Views: 8,082
Posted By rare_j
I also think it is ok to use ripped graphics to...

I also think it is ok to use ripped graphics to produce a pastiche, or a tribute to the original work. Like if you're doing a remix, or a parody of someone else's work. For fun.

Not for profit...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2019, 23:21
Replies: 69
Views: 3,921
Posted By rare_j
Very impressive!

Very impressive!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 August 2019, 03:03
Replies: 163
Views: 13,463
Posted By rare_j
Has there ever been a consolized computer that...

Has there ever been a consolized computer that was successful?
It just can't work. The whole dynamic of it is wrong. You only ever get shovelware that costs more money.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 August 2019, 00:56
Replies: 69
Views: 3,921
Posted By rare_j
Can you share with us some details about your...

Can you share with us some details about your spacecraft?
Forum: Amiga scene 27 July 2019, 13:05
Replies: 968
Views: 54,002
Posted By rare_j
There was space in the case for a 3.5 inch hard...

There was space in the case for a 3.5 inch hard drive.
Laptop drives were so expensive, no doubt the A1200 could have been a serious computer for a lot more people. A1200 owners could have user PC...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2019, 22:39
Replies: 47
Views: 2,396
Posted By rare_j
Interesting tests, I remember a few games of that...

Interesting tests, I remember a few games of that era had baffling issues, unfortunately all the ones I wanted to play it seemed! Have you looked at the vogons forums? There's a ton of chat on there...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 July 2019, 21:03
Replies: 47
Views: 2,396
Posted By rare_j
Post pics please!

Post pics please!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 July 2019, 21:07
Replies: 30
Views: 1,322
Posted By rare_j
It has to be this 'beauty', straight out of...

It has to be this 'beauty', straight out of Supercars II

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_SZ
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 July 2019, 04:44
Replies: 39
Views: 2,777
Posted By rare_j
Deluxe paint was the amiga's killer app. Lack of...

Deluxe paint was the amiga's killer app. Lack of A600 numpad meant the perspective controls couldn't be used.
Brilliant move by commodore. Leave off the hardware used by your computer's killer app.
Forum: Amiga scene 13 July 2019, 22:04
Replies: 968
Views: 54,002
Posted By rare_j
I fear the answer to that will continue to elude...

I fear the answer to that will continue to elude us all.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 July 2019, 18:53
Replies: 129
Views: 28,441
Posted By rare_j
The ossc is only a line multiplying device, so if...

The ossc is only a line multiplying device, so if the line-multiplied signal doesn't meet hdmi spec then it won't be displayed. Those oddball video modes like super72 aren't going to display on...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 July 2019, 20:28
Replies: 47
Views: 2,396
Posted By rare_j
That’s interesting thanks for confirming, I had...

That’s interesting thanks for confirming, I had no idea there was a better PC version, I ended up playing it on PS2 anyway where it was totally solid!
Funnily enough I had the same experience with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 July 2019, 21:12
Replies: 47
Views: 2,396
Posted By rare_j
Let me know how you get on with GTA III. It was...

Let me know how you get on with GTA III. It was lousy on my pc at the time but hopefully with a decent graphics card it will run ok for you.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 July 2019, 23:34
Replies: 968
Views: 54,002
Posted By rare_j
These are the prices paid for a decently...

These are the prices paid for a decently specified A1200 at the time. I remember nearly 25 years later the figures.

Amiga 1200 - 1993 or 94 after the price drop: £299
1230IV 50mhz 68030 with mmu...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 July 2019, 21:52
Replies: 968
Views: 54,002
Posted By rare_j
People are saying hard disks weren't expensive,...

People are saying hard disks weren't expensive, but a reasonably sized amiga hdd really was.
20mb desktop 3.5 inch drives may have been coming down in price at the time, but laptop 2.5 inch drives...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 July 2019, 22:35
Replies: 47
Views: 2,396
Posted By rare_j
No probs, will post tomorrow and let you know how...

No probs, will post tomorrow and let you know how much it was!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 July 2019, 22:49
Replies: 47
Views: 2,396
Posted By rare_j
A few odds and ends: Broken Sword (Sold Out) ...

A few odds and ends:
Broken Sword (Sold Out)
Broken Sword II (Sold Out)
Also:
Sam and Max/Day of the Tentacle double pack (Lucasarts classics)
Lemmings for Windows...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 July 2019, 03:04
Replies: 47
Views: 2,396
Posted By rare_j
I have at least one - broken sword. Perhaps...

I have at least one - broken sword. Perhaps others, I'll take a look.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2019, 21:31
Replies: 956
Views: 130,980
Posted By rare_j
Danger - thread derailment approaching.

Danger - thread derailment approaching.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 June 2019, 21:27
Replies: 485
Views: 24,106
Posted By rare_j
I don't miss those Pentium 2 cpu-on-a-cartridge...

I don't miss those Pentium 2 cpu-on-a-cartridge set ups! The Pentium or P3 just seems like a nicer build. But the P2 is more compatible with quite a few dos games if I recall. Good choice for a lot...
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