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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 13:55
Replies: 36
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Posted By dreadnought
Anywhere in Europe? I'm interested since...

Anywhere in Europe? I'm interested since apparently it can also serve as a downscaler.

I've actually impulse-bought a cheap scanline generator some time ago. It looks very similar the one in...
Forum: support.Other 13 August 2020, 20:01
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By dreadnought
I only back up stuff which I know will be really...

I only back up stuff which I know will be really hard, or sometimes impossible to find and redownload again, should something bad happen.

The rest, if i have space then yes, but otherwise it's not...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 August 2020, 15:46
Replies: 73
Views: 2,783
Posted By dreadnought
I agree there's a lot of hype around FPGAs in...

I agree there's a lot of hype around FPGAs in general and it's often not helpful. In fact it was the reason that before I actually got ZX Uno/MiSTER, and learned more in depth about them, I thought...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 August 2020, 13:27
Replies: 684
Views: 72,600
Posted By dreadnought
There's only one thing it sounds like :cool ...

There's only one thing it sounds like :cool


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0N4twV28Mw


Here comes the badtstepper, murderer
I'm the binary gangster, murderer
Big up the crew in-a de...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 August 2020, 13:16
Replies: 73
Views: 2,783
Posted By dreadnought
MiSTer vs WinUAE - let's recap. WinUAE ...

MiSTer vs WinUAE - let's recap.

WinUAE
-allows shaders, save states and all the other emulator perks
-latency can be significantly lowered via beamracing
-emulates wider range of Amigas and add...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 August 2020, 14:30
Replies: 11
Views: 165
Posted By dreadnought
I had a Win XP based setup running this (via...

I had a Win XP based setup running this (via UMSA), but decided to build a new Win10 based one, because Calamity's XP drivers and tools are outdated. About to order the components...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 August 2020, 17:21
Replies: 74
Views: 14,235
Posted By dreadnought
Thanks, R4M. I use a CRT so probably the...

Thanks, R4M.

I use a CRT so probably the 16:9 switch does not apply (I can't see any such option under vid).

I tried rebooting but these other hdfs still don't show. So, there are 4 HDD slots...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 August 2020, 16:29
Replies: 73
Views: 2,783
Posted By dreadnought
OK, thanks. I saw your webpage:...

OK, thanks.
I saw your webpage: https://www.amigafrance.com/forums/topic/bug-glitch-tracking-winuae-fpga-a1200-stock/

Nice work! Is the "les problematiques" list up to date? We could kind of...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 August 2020, 14:33
Replies: 74
Views: 14,235
Posted By dreadnought
Ok, so now I've joined the club and I'm a total...

Ok, so now I've joined the club and I'm a total convert, MiSTer really has that right "feel", even if that's as subjective as you can get. But it works so who cares...:)

Some questions regarding...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 August 2020, 14:04
Replies: 73
Views: 2,783
Posted By dreadnought
I still don't know what I'm supposed to be...

I still don't know what I'm supposed to be looking at :D

Your English is good enough mate, just say "flashing ball at 1:33" or something like that.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 August 2020, 10:56
Replies: 73
Views: 2,783
Posted By dreadnought
This list would have pretty much every single...

This list would have pretty much every single Amiga game :)
Of course, people do it already - play games and report bugs. Problem is, sometimes the glitches are very tiny and hard to observe too -...
Forum: support.Hardware 10 August 2020, 19:12
Replies: 73
Views: 2,783
Posted By dreadnought
I know all this mate - I have one. And I agree :)...

I know all this mate - I have one. And I agree :)

But I'm also trying to find out as much information about the state of my favourite cores (8-16bit micros) as possible. It can be tricky, because...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 August 2020, 11:54
Replies: 59
Views: 2,048
Posted By dreadnought
Usually, but not always. Especially when it comes...

Usually, but not always. Especially when it comes to history. Since there was no exact data then it's possible to make all sorts of claims. Back then, without the web, it'd be much harder to refute,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 August 2020, 10:28
Replies: 59
Views: 2,048
Posted By dreadnought
I agree that while reading and researching about...

I agree that while reading and researching about these sales figures is interesting, the numbers themselves can't be assumed to be 100% accurate. The human factor certainly is there, and I'm sure...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 August 2020, 20:36
Replies: 73
Views: 2,783
Posted By dreadnought
@Zarnal: Could you sum it up briefly? It's all...

@Zarnal: Could you sum it up briefly? It's all French to me :)
Forum: support.Hardware 09 August 2020, 19:59
Replies: 73
Views: 2,783
Posted By dreadnought
I've read this whole thread but...I don't think...

I've read this whole thread but...I don't think the OP question has been answered.

Eg, what is the latency when using WinUAE?

What things do not work on MiSTer? (which, awesome as it is, is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 August 2020, 13:56
Replies: 59
Views: 2,048
Posted By dreadnought
https://commodore.bombjack.org/amiga/

https://commodore.bombjack.org/amiga/
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2020, 20:30
Replies: 59
Views: 2,048
Posted By dreadnought
I'm pretty sure the first Amiga bestseller was...

I'm pretty sure the first Amiga bestseller was Defender of The Crown. The quintessential killer app.

Wikipedia says it "sold 20K copies by the end of 1986 and 1 million by 2001." So the 20K was...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 August 2020, 20:25
Replies: 26
Views: 604
Posted By dreadnought
Shaders in Retroarch are very impressive. There...

Shaders in Retroarch are very impressive. There is also dedicated thread here about WinUAE shaders.

But, for me at least, they are still not a substitute for the real thing. This is more to do...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 August 2020, 11:50
Replies: 26
Views: 604
Posted By dreadnought
I see you are in UK, so that's the PAL zone. Does...

I see you are in UK, so that's the PAL zone. Does it have to be a monitor? If you can find one of the later Trinitrons, eg the F line (before 100Hz era), they have amazing IQ.

Although Trinitron...
Forum: OT - General 03 June 2020, 22:17
Replies: 0
Views: 856
Posted By dreadnought
So I've just banned myself...

As per @BippyM's request from this thread: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1404859#post1404859

I'm way too old to be a part of a board which is ran like a personal fiefdom of few hypocrites....
Forum: OT - General 03 June 2020, 19:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,709
Posted By dreadnought
Only problem is that's not what *really* has...

Only problem is that's not what *really* has happened. What I saw was some people having opinion contrary to yours, in a highly controversial thread, and for that they were threatened with bans and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 June 2020, 16:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,985
Posted By dreadnought
Project X on PSX? Hah, must check it out...could...

Project X on PSX? Hah, must check it out...could be quite a looker in 240p. This is what happens when you limit yourself only to NTSC romsets...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 14:05
Replies: 684
Views: 72,600
Posted By dreadnought
Don't worry, when you are the Lead Designer at a...

Don't worry, when you are the Lead Designer at a big studio you'll have a bunch of minions do it for you ;)
Forum: OT - Gaming 01 June 2020, 16:30
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By dreadnought
It's got to be one of the unbreakable Rules of...

It's got to be one of the unbreakable Rules of the Internet, that whenever there's a TES topic, somebody will come and start going on about how crap they are and why Gothic/Witcher are so, so much...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 June 2020, 10:20
Replies: 783
Views: 53,599
Posted By dreadnought
I have a scanline generator. But CRTs are not...

I have a scanline generator. But CRTs are not just about scanlines, they're a modern obsession. Shadow mask and all other TV tube intrinsics are as important.

I can't agree about 98 being so bad,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2020, 22:15
Replies: 783
Views: 53,599
Posted By dreadnought
Really...

Really (http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1397755&postcount=734)? ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2020, 20:52
Replies: 783
Views: 53,599
Posted By dreadnought
Original Dosbox's display wasn't accurate...

Original Dosbox's display wasn't accurate (https://www.reddit.com/r/dosbox/comments/4wyj7r/xpost_pixelperfect_display_in_dosbox_with_scaling/), that's the whole problem. I think the 0.75 finally...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2020, 19:25
Replies: 783
Views: 53,599
Posted By dreadnought
I got this FM 801 recommended earlier. It's...

I got this FM 801 recommended earlier. It's supposed to be fine in DOS.

Main reason I do all this is actually because I want to use VGA CRT monitor. I'm not even sure Dosbox outputs proper...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 May 2020, 18:08
Replies: 783
Views: 53,599
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 31 May 2020, 16:11
Replies: 783
Views: 53,599
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 31 May 2020, 00:16
Replies: 21
Views: 1,985
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 30 May 2020, 14:27
Replies: 6
Views: 655
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 30 May 2020, 11:35
Replies: 6,320
Views: 1,172,943
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 30 May 2020, 10:36
Replies: 6
Views: 655
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 30 May 2020, 10:27
Replies: 6,320
Views: 1,172,943
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: 707
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: 707
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: 32
Views: 3,369
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: 32
Views: 3,369
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...
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