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Forum: OT - Entertainment Yesterday, 19:25
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By SquawkBox
Billy Idol, once more : ...

Billy Idol, once more :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OFpfTd0EIs


Nick Kamen - I Promised Myself (1990, the vastly superior radio edit)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cred4Oikd0
Forum: OT - General Yesterday, 18:28
Replies: 27
Views: 1,474
Posted By SquawkBox
Thanks, I'll check it out. Another actor of that...

Thanks, I'll check it out. Another actor of that generation who often played bad guys is the late great Yul Brynner. Anyone remember that unusual western movie with cyborgs Westworld (1973) ?

...
Forum: OT - General Yesterday, 18:10
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By SquawkBox
Audio subsystem driver model changed drastically...

Audio subsystem driver model changed drastically between XP and Vista, you have to have that in mind when assessing old games compatibility. It's not just a matter of further removing of 16-bit...
Forum: OT - Entertainment Yesterday, 18:02
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By SquawkBox
Bily Idol - White Wedding (1982, warning strong...

Bily Idol - White Wedding (1982, warning strong imagery)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAZQaYKZMTI
Forum: OT - Entertainment Yesterday, 14:07
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By SquawkBox
Probably the reason why their first bassist P....

Probably the reason why their first bassist P. Quaife left the band in 1969. R. Davies was doing drugs all through the 60s I think, and he mentioned somewhere that this ballad did illustrate his...
Forum: OT - Entertainment Yesterday, 02:43
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By SquawkBox
A couple more Kinks' songs, enjoy : ...

A couple more Kinks' songs, enjoy :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sClgqVLIbo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T9PxeuyZMU
Forum: OT - General Yesterday, 01:51
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By SquawkBox
Bet not too many would be willing to trade their...

Bet not too many would be willing to trade their plate for that one :D :


https://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/16/20/79/88/michig10.jpg
Forum: OT - Entertainment 19 November 2019, 03:19
Replies: 2,579
Views: 403,399
Posted By SquawkBox
Have been mixing up the two of them... I meant a...

Have been mixing up the two of them... I meant a red hot Amanda Pays. While Pays has a couple of nude scenes, Meg Foster plays the cynical big boss in Leviathan, as she never went inside the...
Forum: OT - General 18 November 2019, 12:41
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By SquawkBox
A ton or so of cocaine was found along the Atlantic coast

First, there was oil spill. Now, it's dust spill time! Mysterious packages of nearly pure cocaine floating around nearby the Arcachon bay (33rd department)...
I guess this kind of surreal event...
Forum: OT - General 17 November 2019, 17:48
Replies: 27
Views: 1,474
Posted By SquawkBox
"This" film is Il mio nome è Shangai Joe aka...

"This" film is Il mio nome è Shangai Joe aka Shangaï Joe (1973). Just finished watching it, rather violent especially during the second half, too bad K. Kinski has a very small part in it. For the...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 17 November 2019, 16:42
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By SquawkBox
It says English Amiga Board mind you, and all...

It says English Amiga Board mind you, and all resources evoked here are in French. Point is, I think it fits in OT, thanks anyway. Let those few members ignore OT sections altogether should they want...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 16 November 2019, 19:22
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By SquawkBox
Last week, I bought a magazine and a book from a...

Last week, I bought a magazine and a book from a small publishing company, just wanted to let French speaking folks know about its existence. They have their headquarters in Paris, two blocks away...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 16 November 2019, 00:53
Replies: 2,579
Views: 403,399
Posted By SquawkBox
I had bought quite a few Bollywood (Indian, in...

I had bought quite a few Bollywood (Indian, in general) films on DVD a while ago, I know it's an acquired taste but I did enjoy watching some of these. That's not how I usually proceed though, I am...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 November 2019, 14:03
Replies: 35
Views: 8,123
Posted By SquawkBox
Uncompressed PDF scans of manuals, maps,...

Uncompressed PDF scans of manuals, maps, novels... ldaneels didn't want to alter any of these numerous PDFs, despite my advice for him to be using near lossless compression, through some...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 15 November 2019, 13:52
Replies: 2,579
Views: 403,399
Posted By SquawkBox
Sure, a funny film, but I think the zaz formulae...

Sure, a funny film, but I think the zaz formulae (Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker) was on the verge of getting a bit tiresome by the mid 90's.

Btw, have you seen J. Garner in Daredevil (2003)...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 November 2019, 13:19
Replies: 35
Views: 8,123
Posted By SquawkBox
Hi, After a few years in hiatus, ldaneels...

Hi,


After a few years in hiatus, ldaneels (https://www.facebook.com/groups/106499146056282/) just released Gamebase CPC v33, it's hosted here...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 15 November 2019, 10:48
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By SquawkBox
Gotta love the Kinks!

Most of the classic (Klassic ?) Kinks albums have been remastered lately and expanded for the majority of them. That's a U.K. rock / folk band from the 60s & 70s that I never grow tired of listening....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2019, 09:36
Replies: 37
Views: 1,742
Posted By SquawkBox
Official Windows 7 support hasn't ended yet...

Official Windows 7 support hasn't ended yet (three more month to go) that the freshly released game requires Windows 10. Guess why ? Probably, Windows 10 adoption rate is not what MS expected amongst...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 15 November 2019, 00:07
Replies: 2,579
Views: 403,399
Posted By SquawkBox
Ah, never was confronted with trailer in that...

Ah, never was confronted with trailer in that context. in the sense something that is trailed, yup I got it now.
Forum: OT - Entertainment 14 November 2019, 18:05
Replies: 2,579
Views: 403,399
Posted By SquawkBox
What movie trailer are you referring to, if I am...

What movie trailer are you referring to, if I am not missing the point entirely ? I mean, it's almost as if you were about to compose a metaphysical poem.
Forum: OT - Entertainment 14 November 2019, 13:35
Replies: 2,579
Views: 403,399
Posted By SquawkBox
A couple more : Leviathan (1989), a...

A couple more :

Leviathan (1989), a competent Aliens meets Abyss action movie featuring a red hot Meg Foster, and Richard Crenna from the Rambo franchise fame. Less philosophical than the Alien...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 November 2019, 17:31
Replies: 37
Views: 1,742
Posted By SquawkBox
Microshaft beta testers in spite of yourselves...

Microshaft beta testers in spite of yourselves from all over the civilized world, rejoice!
Forum: OT - Entertainment 13 November 2019, 04:08
Replies: 2,579
Views: 403,399
Posted By SquawkBox
We saw Doctor Sleep with the missus since she...

We saw Doctor Sleep with the missus since she insisted on doing so, and it was even more disappointing, and cliché that the trailer was suggesting it would be,
even silly at times. Rebecca Ferguson...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 November 2019, 00:38
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By SquawkBox
Sure, but in the meantime, Nintendo had a...

Sure, but in the meantime, Nintendo had a whopping three and a half year period to milk the SNES with only serious competition coming from Sega (check these charts...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2019, 14:48
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By SquawkBox
Agreed. A few months back, there was a brief...

Agreed. A few months back, there was a brief discussion taking place on ROMhacking.net about it, and about how some hacker was rumored to have managed a BIOS dump out of it :
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2019, 12:05
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By SquawkBox
According to that article from thoughtco.com, it...

According to that article from thoughtco.com, it was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in June, 1991. About the name, well, granted, it was about to become the Super NES CD-ROM nothing more,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2019, 02:11
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By SquawkBox
That may be the case for the Super Disk (think...

That may be the case for the Super Disk (think 64DD for the N64) but then the team behind Ken Kutaragi manufactured the first Playstation in existence, hence the Playstation brand label slapped on...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2019, 06:01
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By SquawkBox
Only Nintendo CD-ROM prototype console in existence for sale

(barely a marketplace topic IMHO) We all know that circa 1991, a few Nintendo execs thought it would be a good idea to team up with Sony, hence the Super NES CD-ROM was born
but it was short-lived,...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 10 November 2019, 02:38
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By SquawkBox
On the matter itself, I was about to gripe on...

On the matter itself, I was about to gripe on about the Versailles 1685 segment which did put Versailles a bit hastily under the category "game aiming at old folks with slippers on by the fire"...
Forum: OT - Gaming 10 November 2019, 01:52
Replies: 841
Views: 127,476
Posted By SquawkBox
Orpheus4droid...

Orpheus4droid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.bitlines.wisdom.orpheus&hl=eng) is a remake of Orphée ~ Voyage aux Enfers (http://www.cpcgamereviews.com/o/index3.html), a grim text...
Forum: OT - Technical 09 November 2019, 09:22
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By SquawkBox
Just noticed the "source" used by the YT video...

Just noticed the "source" used by the YT video author I linked (myabandonware.com) doesn't offer the game anymore, sorry about that. One of the guests commenting on that decision made a valid point,...
Forum: OT - Technical 09 November 2019, 01:14
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By SquawkBox
hi vroom6sri, whassup ? I don't know exactly...

hi vroom6sri, whassup ?

I don't know exactly what steps it would involve to make the game work with Retropie
but this guy gamechamp20 had it done with D-Fend Reloaded...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 07 November 2019, 19:53
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By SquawkBox
You will need some exposure to spoken language if...

You will need some exposure to spoken language if you want to maintain your French at the current level, any typically French cultural artifact will do, Monsieur ;) , FM radio, cable TV, recorded for...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 06 November 2019, 07:36
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By SquawkBox
Not much to "grasp" with this rant, here it is...

Not much to "grasp" with this rant, here it is anyway :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6nSpBiekzQ


This is similar in style, a bit less disjointed :

...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 05 November 2019, 22:42
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By SquawkBox
You mean hosted in France, and run by the French...

You mean hosted in France, and run by the French Eye in the Sky (EAB / RCK ?) :p.


I don't speak English, so we're even. I mean, I can write in this overblown fashion, but I am under the...
Forum: OT - General 03 November 2019, 17:24
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By SquawkBox
Not trying to sound witty here but aside from the...

Not trying to sound witty here but aside from the arcade cabinet itself, there is no "original" per se. The rom was never meant to be played from a PeeCee, let alone a PC fitted with a LCD monitor....
Forum: OT - General 03 November 2019, 08:58
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By SquawkBox
Never been there, enjoys Scandinavian bread at...

Never been there, enjoys Scandinavian bread at times though. While googling "miss Stockholm", I found out about this compelling article from culture trip web site :

...
Forum: OT - General 02 November 2019, 10:07
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By SquawkBox
As a matter of fact, it's from a defunct company...

As a matter of fact, it's from a defunct company called Blackened Interactive, the remake is simply featured on the trigger-happy repository Classic Retro Games, among other retro remakes or...
Forum: OT - Technical 02 November 2019, 09:10
Replies: 42
Views: 3,681
Posted By SquawkBox
Yup! Not to forget, along with Instagram filters,...

Yup! Not to forget, along with Instagram filters, more specifically the ones that mimic the effects of plastic surgery onto one's face. Can you imagine, reports about young adults badgering their...
Forum: OT - Technical 02 November 2019, 05:15
Replies: 42
Views: 3,681
Posted By SquawkBox
Along with Twitter, wouldn't you agree ? I for...

Along with Twitter, wouldn't you agree ? I for one still can't figure out the actual purpose of people using of that questionable social app, even more so on a daily basis.
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