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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 January 2020, 23:00
Replies: 54
Views: 4,345
Posted By Decker
Like so. As in, it was 'meant to be' but failed. ...

Like so. As in, it was 'meant to be' but failed.
Factually, it was a massive success, but you didn't like it. Which is fine.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 January 2020, 17:13
Replies: 54
Views: 4,345
Posted By Decker
Not a killer app? Disagreed. And since you're...

Not a killer app? Disagreed. And since you're forcing your opinion to be a general outcome as well, it has to be said that history disagrees with you as well: Lemmings was a hugely successful on...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 January 2020, 18:04
Replies: 140
Views: 24,396
Posted By Decker
Got it for christmas, have yet to start reading...

Got it for christmas, have yet to start reading through.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 January 2020, 23:45
Replies: 73
Views: 6,172
Posted By Decker
Cannon Fodder 2 and Chaos Engine 2 were very...

Cannon Fodder 2 and Chaos Engine 2 were very close to the end of my original run with Amiga. I think Chaos 2 was the very last 'big' release on Amiga that I played. It definitely prompted me to think...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 January 2020, 23:11
Replies: 73
Views: 6,172
Posted By Decker
Cannon Fodder 2. What a disappointment, a...

Cannon Fodder 2. What a disappointment, a complete wash.

Out of the roughly 200 games that I had, the originals were:

Cannon Fodder
Cannon Fodder 2
Darkseed
Dune II
Street Fighter 2
Wing...
Forum: News 21 December 2019, 17:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,951
Posted By Decker
"I don't want to look at what you posted, please...

"I don't want to look at what you posted, please produce a transcript detailing it to me" :nuts


Anyway, the video was incredible. And as a piece of Amiga history, the way they used those 4000's...
Forum: News 30 November 2019, 09:37
Replies: 569
Views: 92,363
Posted By Decker
I REALLY want a replacement case and a keyboard...

I REALLY want a replacement case and a keyboard for my 1200, but nothing seems to end up on the 'shelves' of Vesalia or Amigakit these days. Everything is very limited runs, made to order. Which...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2019, 21:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By Decker
I have NES, SNES GBA and Megadrive emulators...

I have NES, SNES GBA and Megadrive emulators running on it. They're all very good and accessible from home screen once you install banners for them.

ScummVM is particularly great on Wii....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 June 2019, 22:38
Replies: 34
Views: 2,457
Posted By Decker
Amen. Not very appreciated upon release, IIRC....

Amen. Not very appreciated upon release, IIRC. But the only one I've spent any considerable time playing.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 May 2019, 23:27
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By Decker
This was great!

This was great!
Forum: Amiga scene 22 April 2019, 20:47
Replies: 116
Views: 15,752
Posted By Decker
Without going into any details, the best demo...

Without going into any details, the best demo that Black Lotus has ever made. By far.

The speed at which they push the shaded vectors is astonishing to me. Other than that, they completely...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 February 2019, 13:50
Replies: 51
Views: 7,547
Posted By Decker
I bet the barrel roll after takeoff in demo mode...

I bet the barrel roll after takeoff in demo mode was also carefully designed to match the opening credits in Top Gun. It made a big impression back then.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 February 2019, 11:47
Replies: 56
Views: 8,526
Posted By Decker
Seems like Canada and US are getting shafted...

Seems like Canada and US are getting shafted here.

My poor experiences have only been related to a single, relatively extensive repair job. Simple orders for in-stock products have always come...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2018, 20:04
Replies: 24
Views: 2,791
Posted By Decker
Pull out your looking glass for a titillating...

Pull out your looking glass for a titillating topless.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 October 2018, 18:41
Replies: 449
Views: 47,750
Posted By Decker
Damn. That would have been my claim to fame. I...

Damn. That would have been my claim to fame. I had that right in its original form. One of my favorite games back then.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 October 2018, 21:01
Replies: 64
Views: 4,397
Posted By Decker
I merely forgot PQI-II and don't have experience...

I merely forgot PQI-II and don't have experience with early King's Quests. They're probably equally decent compared to their PC counterparts.

Point being: Sierra's track record on Amiga was damn...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 October 2018, 12:39
Replies: 64
Views: 4,397
Posted By Decker
There you go, forgot PQ1-2! So when you think...

There you go, forgot PQ1-2! So when you think about it, Sierra isn't that bad on Amiga. But Lucas had a better hitrate with VGA era games. Whereas Sierra simply said f*ck it.

Regarding Monkey 1,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 October 2018, 09:20
Replies: 64
Views: 4,397
Posted By Decker
There actually are Sierra Amiga games that are...

There actually are Sierra Amiga games that are worth playing: Larry 1-2, Space Quest 2-3, King's Quest 6. I think everything else from them is crap.

Whereas pretty much all of Lucas point'n'clicks...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 October 2018, 22:29
Replies: 92
Views: 5,003
Posted By Decker
True, in the sense that father time has taken its...

True, in the sense that father time has taken its toll. But to call Monkey 1 on Amiga CRAP? Blasphemy! Graphics were partly on the poor side. But very atmospheric and art direction was still solid....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 16:07
Replies: 92
Views: 5,003
Posted By Decker
That's the sort of thing you'll miss out on when...

That's the sort of thing you'll miss out on when a game hits you the wrong way. Maybe some day I'll make my peace with this and Brian The Lion. And I'll have two more generally appreciated games to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2018, 05:56
Replies: 92
Views: 5,003
Posted By Decker
Not to prove, to illustrate. Illustrations are...

Not to prove, to illustrate. Illustrations are great for that. I guess we could watch a longplay?

Maybe I'm not getting the genius of old Stumpy: 80's does keep making a comeback. So every few...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2018, 23:07
Replies: 92
Views: 5,003
Posted By Decker
- Settlers: Just these past two weeks, I've...

- Settlers: Just these past two weeks, I've clocked in 40+ hours in two maps. Holds up incredibly well.
- Slam Tilt: Same thing. Haven't been binging it of course, but I keep returning to it.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 October 2018, 20:07
Replies: 48
Views: 2,498
Posted By Decker
SCR, easily. Much more to learn and master. Very...

SCR, easily. Much more to learn and master. Very satisfying once you do.
Forum: project.EAB File Server 02 October 2018, 20:38
Replies: 2,478
Sticky: EAB File Server
Views: 907,050
Posted By Decker
All good! 24h cooldown and retry = Success. ...

All good! 24h cooldown and retry = Success.

Adblocker probably screwed me.
Forum: project.EAB File Server 01 October 2018, 20:38
Replies: 2,478
Sticky: EAB File Server
Views: 907,050
Posted By Decker
I'd dearly like to be a real EAB user. My post...

I'd dearly like to be a real EAB user. My post count is high enough, and my last post date recent enough.

But when I go through the account creation dialogue, it leads me to a blank page with the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 September 2018, 22:04
Replies: 57
Views: 6,370
Posted By Decker
45.3Gb spread across 104 000 files. - A...

45.3Gb spread across 104 000 files.

- A bunch of HDF hard disk image files for my actual system and WinUAE
- A couple of HDF AmigaSYS images for Amiga Forever
- About 3300 Amiga software ADF's,...
Forum: News 23 September 2018, 13:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Decker
Mike's an interesting guy to talk to. Plenty of...

Mike's an interesting guy to talk to. Plenty of drive too: He flew in the night before. Then he flew 03:00 that night to Helsinki for a meet & greet today! And this is his schedule, something he set...
Forum: support.Other 21 September 2018, 20:44
Replies: 1
Views: 981
Posted By Decker
Aros (Icaros 2.3.3) installation problem

I have an HP Elitebook 2540P that I don't use for anything right now. Getting a bit slow for Win10 so I Dbanned it and booted Icaros live (http://vmwaros.blogspot.com/p/download.html).

InstallAROS...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 June 2018, 12:26
Replies: 26
Views: 3,333
Posted By Decker
Definitely among the best Amiga demos that I've...

Definitely among the best Amiga demos that I've seen in years.
Forum: Amiga scene 18 April 2018, 13:40
Replies: 33
Views: 3,215
Posted By Decker
They immediately make a good impression on me, by...

They immediately make a good impression on me, by being upfront about what it is. The psu shaped system and the early design of the keyboard also look good. As does the proposed frontend.

I'm...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 February 2018, 17:52
Replies: 63
Views: 4,197
Posted By Decker
A1200 all the way. Initial investment is...

A1200 all the way.

Initial investment is sort of heavy, if you go the 'optimal route'. But after an A1200 + CF + extra memory (on the cheapest accelerator you can possibly find) you'll be...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 February 2018, 00:22
Replies: 19
Views: 2,903
Posted By Decker
RetroGameModz: ...

RetroGameModz:
https://www.youtube.com/user/RetroGameModz/

Too bad he's not active in YT currently. But the videos he's made are really interesting. He takes his time explaining the what and the...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 December 2017, 15:11
Replies: 59
Views: 5,674
Posted By Decker
This was awesome. :great Jojo got a good...

This was awesome. :great

Jojo got a good team for the game.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 December 2017, 18:50
Replies: 825
Views: 161,452
Posted By Decker
Roll eyes (sarcastic) Oh boy, I don't know why but I read a few pages...

Oh boy, I don't know why but I read a few pages of this scandal. Here's a similar experience of mine. See if we can learn something from each other.

A couple of years ago the IDE connector in my...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 December 2017, 10:43
Replies: 825
Views: 161,452
Posted By Decker
Different strokes... Dealing with ancient...

Different strokes... Dealing with ancient hardware, you're always liable to fry either your system or your new card. Too many combinations of oddware and human error for any manufacturer to...
Forum: News 01 October 2017, 23:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,458
Posted By Decker
Some more photos ...

Some more photos
https://www.flickr.com/gp/mkotilai/75926M

Plenty of classic systems and basically all the major Amiga-likes and FPGA's. An X5000 was available for testing. As well as a Vampire...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 September 2017, 00:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Decker
Immediate knee-jerk reaction would be Nightmare....

Immediate knee-jerk reaction would be Nightmare. Insanely good music and style. Best ever.

But to play over time? Stones'n'Bones, easily. The table progression is incredible. My favorite over all...
Forum: News 25 September 2016, 13:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,588
Posted By Decker
What a nice event...

What a nice event (https://www.flickr.com/gp/mkotilai/4EYH33).

50107 50108

I didn't even know Vampire 500 was a thing, so seeing one (a beta board?) in action was a big surprise.
Hopefully it...
Forum: support.Apps 21 July 2016, 23:46
Replies: 12
Views: 2,036
Posted By Decker
So weird. This wireless.prefs connects me...

So weird.

This wireless.prefs connects me just fine to my completely open Android hotspot (I have it up for testing purposes). But the WEP hotspot gives an SSID mismatch error. I get online with...
Forum: support.Apps 21 July 2016, 20:26
Replies: 12
Views: 2,036
Posted By Decker
Damn, now for some reason Orinoco is not...

Damn, now for some reason Orinoco is not connecting to WEP hotspot. I got past this earlier, but can't figure why it won't work.

Fresh install of prism2v2, card PWR light comes on at launch and...
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