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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 18:08
Replies: 758
Views: 48,765
Posted By dreadnought
I wrote about this machine few pages back...it's...

I wrote about this machine few pages back...it's 1Ghz P3 with some Asus mobo. Win 98SE will do fine, if I had more time I'd do pure DOS but this requires more fiddling. In fact I was so busy with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 16:11
Replies: 758
Views: 48,765
Posted By dreadnought
Well, if i wanted to use Dosbox I wouldn't bother...

Well, if i wanted to use Dosbox I wouldn't bother with getting an old PC :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 00:16
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By dreadnought
This is a bit of a hair splitting exercise....

This is a bit of a hair splitting exercise. Syndicate is an Amiga icon and it was hugely influential on this platform. So IMO it really is not that relevant that it was released alongside PC version...
Forum: OT - Gaming Yesterday, 14:27
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By dreadnought
You can "finish" it, then replay again, because...

You can "finish" it, then replay again, because that's what these games are all about. You can finish the first mission in Laser Squad in less than 5 minutes, and yet I still play it occasionally.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 11:35
Replies: 6,254
Views: 1,145,868
Posted By dreadnought
Yeah. I live in Poland atm and here Trinitrons...

Yeah. I live in Poland atm and here Trinitrons don't have any special markup. The seller was actually asking ~10 pounds, but I paid him extra for delivery and that VGA monitor.

Now, if you look at...
Forum: OT - Gaming Yesterday, 10:36
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By dreadnought
Here is the original X Com:...

Here is the original X Com: https://www.mobygames.com/game/rebelstar

Still very playable and totally awesome.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 10:27
Replies: 6,254
Views: 1,145,868
Posted By dreadnought
YAT - Yet Another Trinitron. Delivered by seller...

YAT - Yet Another Trinitron. Delivered by seller (plus a Syncmaster 17" VGA monitor), for about 20 pounds.

It's in a very good nick, and the display has no major imperfections found often in CRTs...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 May 2020, 17:49
Replies: 22
Views: 458
Posted By dreadnought
They ain't pulling no punches with that Pro...

They ain't pulling no punches with that Pro version. MiSTer cores? Downscaling modern sources so they can be displayed in 240p on a CRT? Phew.

I doubt it'll be anytime soon though, and the price...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 May 2020, 09:45
Replies: 22
Views: 458
Posted By dreadnought
It's odd, VGP price is 135E, and units on ebay go...

It's odd, VGP price is 135E, and units on ebay go for 200+. Even the Chinese clones are priced on-par with VGP, which does not make sense. What gives?
Forum: Hardware mods 28 May 2020, 15:52
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By dreadnought
Sure it's valid, when you really have no room....

Sure it's valid, when you really have no room. Which is why I did not say it's everybody.

For the rest though, it reminds me of the time my folks were fobbing off my pleas of buying a...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 May 2020, 12:57
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By dreadnought
Sure, which classifies as "other reasons" I was...

Sure, which classifies as "other reasons" I was talking about (same as flicker, which is perfectly understandable). But even so, it's often not even about utilizing the space better, but the simple...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 May 2020, 11:53
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By dreadnought
Not everybody, no. Which is why I used the word...

Not everybody, no. Which is why I used the word "most". Because majority of people who say that, could make room if they really wanted to. They don't because of other reasons.
Forum: Hardware mods 28 May 2020, 09:36
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By dreadnought
Yep, because in space of little more than a...

Yep, because in space of little more than a decade people have started living in shoe boxes. Where there's a will, there's a way. It does not have to be 28" either.

That "I have no room!" is not a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 May 2020, 23:40
Replies: 46
Views: 4,299
Posted By dreadnought
https://static.getjar.com/ss/11/813165.jpg

https://static.getjar.com/ss/11/813165.jpg
Forum: Hardware mods 27 May 2020, 23:37
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By dreadnought
Great thing about ACA is that all the essential...

Great thing about ACA is that all the essential stuff is pretty much already there. It will install WB for you.

You can add many utils to WB itself depending on what you like to do with it. I...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 May 2020, 23:30
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By dreadnought
It's not really more Amiga than any other...

It's not really more Amiga than any other solution which is not an actual Amiga :)

You can build a dedicated (near) bare metal mini PC, or RPi, which will power up very fast too. The actual...
Forum: OT - Technical 27 May 2020, 18:36
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By dreadnought
Every time I update (and I don't do it often btw)...

Every time I update (and I don't do it often btw) I just re-run O&O or WPD and that's all there is to it. I've never seen an ad, a rogue app, or even Metro itself for that matter.

I've also never...
Forum: OT - Technical 27 May 2020, 17:35
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By dreadnought
It takes ~30 minutes to get Win 10 into a very...

It takes ~30 minutes to get Win 10 into a very usable shape. Simplewall, O&O, Classic Start Menu and few under-the-hood tweaks and you're done - no need for LTSC.
Forum: Hardware mods 27 May 2020, 17:00
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By dreadnought
There's no business like retro gaming video cable...

There's no business like retro gaming video cable business. Just ask the Retrovision people

What always cracks me up is that actual CRT TV's price is usually 0$ or thereabouts :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 May 2020, 00:51
Replies: 46
Views: 4,299
Posted By dreadnought
Msx

Msx
Forum: OT - Gaming 26 May 2020, 19:14
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By dreadnought
It's odd, I really do not recall having any...

It's odd, I really do not recall having any problems with it whatsoever (apart from performance maxed out, but that's another matter.)

There is a unified patch installer which contains MGE and...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 May 2020, 17:47
Replies: 80
Views: 5,180
Posted By dreadnought
Nah. The point of Minis is to be cheap, cute &...

Nah. The point of Minis is to be cheap, cute & plug-and-play. As great as MiSTer is, it definitely isn't any of these things :)
Forum: OT - Gaming 26 May 2020, 16:43
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By dreadnought
Lol, what did I just read? How...

Lol, what did I just read? How ~edgy~...seriously, kids these days :D

I'm used to people dumping on TES/Fallout games, it's the favourite pastime of modern PC crowd (even if it's mostly completely...
Forum: OT - Gaming 26 May 2020, 12:58
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By dreadnought
OpenMW is great for vanilla MW experience, but I...

OpenMW is great for vanilla MW experience, but I don't think it supports all the gfx enchancements from MGE.

I had been running the patched MGE on Win 10 before so I guess you need to make sure...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 May 2020, 20:59
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By dreadnought
Finally, a dedicated forum. Looks good! Joined as...

Finally, a dedicated forum. Looks good! Joined as well.

The MiSTer-specific reddits are pretty much dead, but there 's some general "fpga" one which deals mostly with MiSTer. Still, I don't really...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 May 2020, 19:34
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By dreadnought
Well, I mean the atari-forum, when it's back up...

Well, I mean the atari-forum, when it's back up and running. They also have a reddit sub I think.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 May 2020, 18:58
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By dreadnought
Maybe so, but at least there's a forum and some...

Maybe so, but at least there's a forum and some active user base.

I've just bricked my ZX Uno (and have to send it back for reprogramming) , thanks to complete lack of any info / wrong info /...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2020, 17:43
Replies: 47
Views: 1,805
Posted By dreadnought
What I think is that I don't know what happened....

What I think is that I don't know what happened. Seems that you do know 100%, definitely and for sure though. Okay. It could very well be that you are right, but it also could be that you are...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 May 2020, 16:48
Replies: 47
Views: 1,805
Posted By dreadnought
If I printed it on a decent paper from high...

If I printed it on a decent paper from high quality scans it's very unlikely you'd be able to tell the difference. Same goes for shrink-wrap- it's nigh on impossible to tell, if somebody has...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 May 2020, 21:41
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By dreadnought
-OSSC apart form upscaling can give you...

-OSSC apart form upscaling can give you scanlines, which in turn will make games look much better on the modern display. If you don't mind the raw, "blocky" pixels look you can see in emulators then...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 May 2020, 14:01
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By dreadnought
There was a time I thought so too :) Then I tried...

There was a time I thought so too :) Then I tried to play King Of Chicago / Beneath A Steel Sky / any-bigger-Amiga-game and I quickly got a CF solution for my real Amiga.

Hdfs are quite similar to...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 May 2020, 12:27
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By dreadnought
The "go watch this video" angle is a true modern...

The "go watch this video" angle is a true modern malady. It might work well for hardware topics but having to watch some shaky cam footage of a bloke rambling on while putzing around his desktop is a...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2020, 16:45
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By dreadnought
Thank you. USB extension is neat (so is I/O) but...

Thank you. USB extension is neat (so is I/O) but I'm trying to keep the costs down (I have many other microcomputer expenses).

I guess I will get a 64GB then, seems a reasonable compromise.

I'm...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 16:34
Replies: 4,221
Views: 759,710
Posted By dreadnought
I consider San Andreas the last great GTA. It was...

I consider San Andreas the last great GTA. It was really open with emergent stuff happening (gang wars etc). Later ones forfeited this for being more Story-driven (yawn) and stuffing in annoying...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2020, 12:22
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By dreadnought
I'm about to order the main Terasic board. Was...

I'm about to order the main Terasic board. Was wondering what else do I really need.

-must have: some OTG USB hub, which as I undertsand for basic use (KB+M+pad) can be unpowered, no need to buy...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 18:27
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By dreadnought
It's just how it is with these projects...they're...

It's just how it is with these projects...they're not for the faint of heart. I've spent two evenings battling my ZX Uno and so far got only one core going. The main site/forum is in Spanish :)
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 13:40
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By dreadnought
Is that the same frequency some UK councils used...

Is that the same frequency some UK councils used to stop kids congregating in certain places?
Forum: support.Hardware 19 May 2020, 10:58
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By dreadnought
The I/O board is not needed for VGA anymore since...

The I/O board is not needed for VGA anymore since now you can handle that via DirectVideo + some cheap DAC.

Yes, it's be nice to have FPGA section on the board. I'm about to get on this stuff as...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 May 2020, 18:50
Replies: 87
Views: 15,257
Posted By dreadnought
S'funny. What the actuall hell. And...

S'funny.



What the actuall hell. And yet...I looked it up and this is actually pretty mild...

"MANCHESTER UNITED CANT FLY AIRPLANES"
"ALIENS ARE FAGGOTS"
Stay classy, Team 17 :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 May 2020, 18:27
Replies: 6,254
Views: 1,145,868
Posted By dreadnought
Funny, my ZX-Uno has just arrived. My First FPGA...

Funny, my ZX-Uno has just arrived. My First FPGA :)

I've got my sights on MiSTer too..
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