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Forum: EAB's competition 14 November 2020, 05:11
Replies: 39
Views: 1,957
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/UOwRkmL.png 58,740 ...

https://i.imgur.com/UOwRkmL.png
58,740

That's my legit run.

With some save stating - and more longplay watching than I'd like to admit :D - I've also made it to the third area. The second area...
Forum: EAB's competition 11 November 2020, 06:27
Replies: 39
Views: 1,957
Posted By arcanist
The puzzle variety in T&T is nice. I got stuck a...

The puzzle variety in T&T is nice. I got stuck a couple of times and had to look up solutions: getting to the rope in the first area and a button in the second.

I've got a good save state for...
Forum: EAB's competition 03 November 2020, 01:29
Replies: 39
Views: 1,957
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/f8oj1YI.png 46,450 ...

https://i.imgur.com/f8oj1YI.png

46,450

I made it to the second level. It's a bit harder than the first. :laughing

Most of my score came from the bonus round, for finding all the map pieces....
Forum: EAB's competition 01 November 2020, 16:55
Replies: 39
Views: 1,957
Posted By arcanist
I had a go at Traps N Treasures yesterday. It...

I had a go at Traps N Treasures yesterday. It felt challenging but not unfair in the first region. Solving the puzzles and finding the hidden map pieces was fun. I'll go for some high scores first...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 October 2020, 04:17
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By arcanist
I always wanted the AMOS 3D extension. Looks like...

I always wanted the AMOS 3D extension. Looks like it performs better than I'd have expected, if that's an unexpanded A1200.

Looks great. For a moment I thought you'd ripped the space background...
Forum: EAB's competition 31 October 2020, 04:00
Replies: 39
Views: 1,950
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/lfPaL3Q.png I made it to...

https://i.imgur.com/lfPaL3Q.png

I made it to 5-2. Had the southern island locked down before learning I could only reach the north with aircraft. By the time I'd relocated my base and built as...
Forum: EAB's competition 25 October 2020, 21:10
Replies: 39
Views: 1,950
Posted By arcanist
It took me a while to figure out why an enemy was...

It took me a while to figure out why an enemy was out-teching me in Mega Lo Mania. He had a full spear army before I'd even finished researching them. If I threw lots of men at the island he'd still...
Forum: EAB's competition 18 October 2020, 20:45
Replies: 39
Views: 1,950
Posted By arcanist
Currently getting my butt handed to me on Epoch...

Currently getting my butt handed to me on Epoch 3. :p

I haven't quite figured out the strategy behind expanding to multiple tiles. Since research doesn't carry over from previous tiles it has...
Forum: EAB's competition 11 October 2020, 01:58
Replies: 39
Views: 1,950
Posted By arcanist
Made it to Epoch 3 from a clean start, with 55...

Made it to Epoch 3 from a clean start, with 55 extra men. I haven't quite developed a feel for deeper strategies, yet, but here's what I've learned so far:

There's no difference between winning...
Forum: EAB's competition 05 October 2020, 18:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By arcanist
Benefactor Traps 'n' Treasures Arabian Nights...

Benefactor
Traps 'n' Treasures
Arabian Nights
Cool Spot
Stardust
Forum: EAB's competition 05 October 2020, 02:58
Replies: 39
Views: 1,950
Posted By arcanist
I beat the first Epoch in Mega Lo Mania. I had a...

I beat the first Epoch in Mega Lo Mania. I had a couple of questions I couldn't find the answer to in the manual.

Does passive element gathering require idle workers or is it a constant rate?

I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 October 2020, 21:47
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By arcanist
It's probably quite subjective. I would say the...

It's probably quite subjective. I would say the opposite, though: higher PPI is better for productivity than for gaming. Text looks sharper. 1080 leans heavily on sub-pixel antialiasing to make text...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 October 2020, 19:48
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By arcanist
Can't offer much input on that monitor. I use a...

Can't offer much input on that monitor. I use a Viewsonic XG2402 with Freesync (not G-Sync) on a GeForce GTX 1070 and it works flawlessly.

I don't actually use the Freesync capability with WinUAE....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 September 2020, 19:13
Replies: 20
Views: 1,701
Posted By arcanist
That final issue brings back some memories. I...

That final issue brings back some memories. I remember seeing it on the shelves for an uncomfortably long time, as the newsagents had nothing to replace it with.

From their AB3D2 review: "With...
Forum: EAB's competition 26 September 2020, 22:28
Replies: 21
Views: 1,494
Posted By arcanist
I watched a series of Darkmere live streams by...

I watched a series of Darkmere live streams by Tondagossa on Twitch. It ran for eight multi-hour streams on a blind playthrough. He finished Dragonstone in 16 hours after that.

Looking forward to...
Forum: EAB's competition 23 September 2020, 04:42
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
Posted By arcanist
Had a go at Rodland. It's been a long time since...

Had a go at Rodland. It's been a long time since I 2P'd this with my sister. Not my favorite single screen platformer (that's Super Methane Bros) but definitely a classic.
...
Forum: EAB's competition 21 September 2020, 01:14
Replies: 21
Views: 1,494
Posted By arcanist
Bit late to the party, so I'll do some cheeky...

Bit late to the party, so I'll do some cheeky tactical voting with a couple of suggestions I'll drop again next round. :D

Magic Pockets
Spindizzy Worlds
Mega lo Mania (:great)
Benefactor
Traps...
Forum: EAB's competition 20 September 2020, 03:36
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
Posted By arcanist
I got it working with a A600 setup + ADFs. And...

I got it working with a A600 setup + ADFs. And thanks! I was busy pretending to be a grown-up for a couple months. :)

I've completed the three outer levels, unlocking three powers. The top two...
Forum: EAB's competition 14 September 2020, 07:09
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
Posted By arcanist
I played the demo of Odyssey quite a lot back in...

I played the demo of Odyssey quite a lot back in the day. My memory of it included atmospheric music, so it was interesting to discover there's no in-game music at all! I guess I listened to the...
Forum: EAB's competition 01 June 2020, 20:24
Replies: 82
Views: 6,979
Posted By arcanist
Solving the puzzles is the fun part. Myth feels a...

Solving the puzzles is the fun part. Myth feels a bit like Shadow of the Beast in that regard. The combat is... not great, so savour the puzzles. :p

I've just made it to the second area.

It's a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 May 2020, 04:24
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By arcanist
I'm easily won over with collectibles. There's a...

I'm easily won over with collectibles. There's a good spread from 1st-7th so lots of players have a chance, and a participation trophy if you miss out.

Looking forward to being able to play some...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 May 2020, 06:05
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By arcanist
Did you draw the badges first and then create an...

Did you draw the badges first and then create an elaborate competition for an excuse to use them? :D

I like the simplicity of the rules. Nothing there I see to disagree with. :great
Forum: EAB's competition 22 May 2020, 05:31
Replies: 27
Views: 3,203
Posted By arcanist
Gonna be honest, I thought you'd started a...

Gonna be honest, I thought you'd started a Leaderboard competition for a moment. Now I'm a combination of disappointed and relieved. (Lines is probably more disappointed than I am). :D

Zeewolf 2...
Forum: EAB's competition 16 May 2020, 04:08
Replies: 22
Views: 3,408
Posted By arcanist
Just checking in to say that I've played lots and...

Just checking in to say that I've played lots and still haven't beat my early score. That green level gets me every time.

It's been fun, though! :p
Forum: EAB's competition 07 May 2020, 04:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,441
Posted By arcanist
1. Missiles over Xerion 2. Psyborg 3. Extase ...

1. Missiles over Xerion
2. Psyborg
3. Extase
4. Deep Core
5. Overkill
Forum: EAB's competition 04 May 2020, 03:55
Replies: 22
Views: 3,408
Posted By arcanist
Can you not configure your emulator for 2...

Can you not configure your emulator for 2 joystick buttons? The WHDLoad version makes the second button smart bomb. It also has an option to disable the circle movement completely.
Forum: EAB's competition 30 April 2020, 06:10
Replies: 22
Views: 3,408
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/mqZzWeS.png 953,000 ...

https://i.imgur.com/mqZzWeS.png

953,000

I've tried out all the weapons now and I use yellow almost all the time. Red has great spread but is far too weak. Blue has rear shot which doesn't seem...
Forum: EAB's competition 29 April 2020, 05:25
Replies: 22
Views: 3,408
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/qTDn1nI.png 655,375 ...

https://i.imgur.com/qTDn1nI.png

655,375

Liking this! The weapon variety is really nice and the upgrades feel meaty. Death only drops you down one upgrade level, which you can come back from.
...
Forum: EAB's competition 15 April 2020, 04:08
Replies: 34
Views: 3,973
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/R8fdJg9.png ...

https://i.imgur.com/R8fdJg9.png
https://i.imgur.com/emk7Old.png

Turbo mode: 184,714,000

I forgot to click the radio button on one of the Egypt tracks. It reaffirmed my belief that turbo mode...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 April 2020, 23:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By arcanist
We had cracked versions of MI 1 and 2 and Indy 4...

We had cracked versions of MI 1 and 2 and Indy 4 in UK from the local car boot sale dealers. I recall MI2 still had the wheel screen but accepted any input.

(Of course they'd burn a hole in your...
Forum: EAB's competition 11 April 2020, 20:29
Replies: 34
Views: 3,973
Posted By arcanist
Yes, that was done in two separate sessions. ...

Yes, that was done in two separate sessions.

In general I don't sit more than an hour without a break for health reasons. I didn't know that was a rule so probably there are more games I wouldn't...
Forum: EAB's competition 10 April 2020, 02:44
Replies: 34
Views: 3,973
Posted By arcanist
Leaving the Amiga sitting at the map screen for a...

Leaving the Amiga sitting at the map screen for a while isn't allowed? That's surprising to me.

Uh... better delete my score. :D
Forum: EAB's competition 09 April 2020, 19:03
Replies: 34
Views: 3,973
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/DaN0ZeI.png ...

https://i.imgur.com/DaN0ZeI.png
https://i.imgur.com/PNyBteN.png

102,073,000

First attempt. Think I failed to qualify for the rest and got kicked back to the title screen. :p

I like the...
Forum: EAB's competition 06 April 2020, 03:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By arcanist
Lots of neat games released in 1989! There's a...

Lots of neat games released in 1989! There's a good list on Lemon under advanced search.

1. Hole in One (http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=1225)
2. Operation Thunderbolt...
Forum: EAB's competition 29 March 2020, 01:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,401
Posted By arcanist
Bit late due to... general goings on. :p ...

Bit late due to... general goings on. :p

Looks like a winner is already showing through on Lemon, so I'll counter to make things a little more interesting!

1. Warzone (Core Design)
2. Jaguar...
Forum: EAB's competition 28 March 2020, 04:35
Replies: 60
Views: 6,434
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/zkYeDz1.png 10,709 ...

https://i.imgur.com/zkYeDz1.png

10,709

I feel like I run around in a panic more often than the level design intends me to. :D
Forum: EAB's competition 20 March 2020, 03:37
Replies: 60
Views: 6,434
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/Dumq6Su.png 21,191 By...

https://i.imgur.com/Dumq6Su.png
21,191

By the time I've failed on stage 5 I've forgotten the earlier stages again. :p
Forum: EAB's competition 17 March 2020, 03:35
Replies: 60
Views: 6,434
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/YJjdWEf.png 12,474 ...

https://i.imgur.com/YJjdWEf.png
12,474

This is fun. :)
Forum: EAB's competition 07 March 2020, 20:04
Replies: 67
Views: 7,157
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/jVHoujo.png ...

https://i.imgur.com/jVHoujo.png

https://i.imgur.com/rBYVdwJ.png

7,305,300 = 6,000,000 + 1,000,000 + 500,000 + 85,000 - 279,700

Success! I really enjoyed that game. As much as the enemy...
Forum: EAB's competition 07 March 2020, 01:17
Replies: 67
Views: 7,157
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/p8aQDUD.png 6,621,900 =...

https://i.imgur.com/p8aQDUD.png

6,621,900 = 6,000,000 + 500,000 + 300,000 + 75,000 - 253,100

Almost there! I lost lots of health on the swingy things and punching isn't a viable strategy past...
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