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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 April 2021, 22:51
Replies: 174
Views: 7,637
Posted By rare_j
I loved Vienna but the low tech p-shh does grate...

I loved Vienna but the low tech p-shh does grate a bit after a dozen listens. And to be fair shaddap you face is also a great track with a lot of laughs and heart.

The absense of limitations is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 March 2021, 19:07
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By rare_j
I had a try of the PS2 version this week - nice...

I had a try of the PS2 version this week - nice to see the emotion engine put to good use :nervous

OCS version wins for me, under emulation with some settings to get rid of that janky scrolling.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 21:22
Replies: 174
Views: 7,637
Posted By rare_j
Skills! Thank you.

Skills! Thank you.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 14:52
Replies: 174
Views: 7,637
Posted By rare_j
Does anyone know the actual differences in terms...

Does anyone know the actual differences in terms of capabilities between the chip in the Spectrum and that in the ST? I've looked into this before and never come up with any answers. Would be great...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 21 March 2021, 16:14
Replies: 17
Views: 1,686
Posted By rare_j
This is pushing it a bit, but have a look at...

This is pushing it a bit, but have a look at "Future Cop: LAPD" on the Playstation.
It has a similar gameplay feel.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 March 2021, 23:22
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By rare_j
I regretfully had to take my 21" trinitron, owned...

I regretfully had to take my 21" trinitron, owned from new, to the tip after many years of use, it went soft and the contrast was shot. Eventually the picture went many shades of purple. This was...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 March 2021, 02:38
Replies: 474
Views: 28,688
Posted By rare_j
Back in 1985... "880k? Ridiculous. Pitfall only...

Back in 1985...
"880k? Ridiculous. Pitfall only needs 4k"
Forum: Coders. General 01 March 2021, 20:27
Replies: 819
Views: 81,002
Posted By rare_j
I like 1 and 2. X not so much, I just don't like...

I like 1 and 2. X not so much, I just don't like the palatte swap.
3 was a fan favourite apparently but I thought it wasn't a lot of fun. Ponderous level progression and a lot of cheap deaths.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 February 2021, 12:50
Replies: 474
Views: 28,688
Posted By rare_j
This is a great point, thanks for starting this...

This is a great point, thanks for starting this thread. As a child my first amiga was the A500+ and Deluxe Paint 3 was what I really wanted from a computer. Workbench 2 looked professional and worked...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 February 2021, 12:21
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By rare_j
Nice solution. Are they available to buy or did...

Nice solution. Are they available to buy or did you make it yourself?
Forum: support.Apps 27 February 2021, 19:50
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By rare_j
I always liked FastJPEG because it's fast on a...

I always liked FastJPEG because it's fast on a plain A1200. If the image was bigger than screen resolution you could pan around woth the mouse, if memory serves me correctly.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 February 2021, 13:17
Replies: 272
Views: 20,771
Posted By rare_j
No, I understand the technical issues. I...

No, I understand the technical issues. I understand that these are limitations that cannot be controlled. I'm not accusing anyone of being lazy or trying to rip people off.

But you must...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 February 2021, 03:32
Replies: 272
Views: 20,771
Posted By rare_j
60hz stuttering, crashes, and 8 frames of lag -...

60hz stuttering, crashes, and 8 frames of lag - this is not very good, even for a 'casual' player. :sad
Maybe this collection would have been better off as a Windows PC only release where at least...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 February 2021, 05:33
Replies: 78
Views: 7,081
Posted By rare_j
It looks very clever. :) If you were to install...

It looks very clever. :)
If you were to install this in say, an A500+, what would the storage options be?
Are there any boards that would work with this to give you an SD card hard drive for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2021, 13:53
Replies: 153
Views: 9,658
Posted By rare_j
Ha ha, that is sneaky. I like it a lot. Took me a...

Ha ha, that is sneaky. I like it a lot. Took me a minute to figure it out.
Forum: Amiga scene 12 January 2021, 02:01
Replies: 186
Views: 12,113
Posted By rare_j
It was not only Doom. I was also really liked by...

It was not only Doom. I was also really liked by X-Wing.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2021, 15:13
Replies: 153
Views: 9,658
Posted By rare_j
Hey buddy, this is a good point, and a possible...

Hey buddy, this is a good point, and a possible source of negativity.
Back in the day, it's unlikely people saw arcade machines and home computer ports side by side. So if a home computer port...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 January 2021, 04:24
Replies: 153
Views: 9,658
Posted By rare_j
I absolutely love these threads. I'm waiting for...

I absolutely love these threads. I'm waiting for the one that pops up and asks if a 68030 and 10mb fastram is good enough to do a port of port cyberpunk 2077
Forum: support.Hardware 09 January 2021, 17:31
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By rare_j
I've been using an 8gb sandisk ultra micro sd...

I've been using an 8gb sandisk ultra micro sd card in linux systems for six years. For four years it was in a raspberry pi running 24/7 as a file server. These days it is used for a few hours once or...
Forum: request.Other 29 December 2020, 22:18
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By rare_j
The demo of Zool on the cu amiga coverdisk had...

The demo of Zool on the cu amiga coverdisk had significantly different (better) gameplay mechanics and much better music than the final release of the game.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 December 2020, 13:34
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By rare_j
Only played 15 mins but this is already very...

Only played 15 mins but this is already very nice, the graphics and music are top notch and the gags are actually funny. Really good of them to do this for free.
Forum: Amiga scene 25 December 2020, 12:09
Replies: 45
Views: 1,758
Posted By rare_j
Yeah happy holidays fellow amiga nerds!!

Yeah happy holidays fellow amiga nerds!!
Forum: Amiga scene 23 December 2020, 22:37
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By rare_j
It was either Zeewolf (http://hol.abime.net/1622)...

It was either Zeewolf (http://hol.abime.net/1622) or Roadkill (http://hol.abime.net/1252) in 1994.

Roadkill was ok, but it was no Supercars 2, and the track layouts were just not interesting...
Forum: project.EAB 23 December 2020, 16:14
Replies: 628
Views: 132,509
Posted By rare_j
Fingers crossed our kid puts in an appearance...

Fingers crossed our kid puts in an appearance before the big day!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 December 2020, 04:30
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By rare_j
It'll work until it tries to read the data for...

It'll work until it tries to read the data for the files that were at the end of the image, if there were any. It might have been empty space at the end.
Dude you need to sort out that misbehaving...
Forum: project.EAB 16 December 2020, 00:28
Replies: 628
Views: 132,509
Posted By rare_j
It's just for a laugh... If we get him by the...

It's just for a laugh... If we get him by the 22nd we're doing well. ;)
Forum: project.EAB 12 December 2020, 22:53
Replies: 628
Views: 132,509
Posted By rare_j
Snowman rulez till Easter :D

Snowman rulez till Easter :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 December 2020, 03:37
Replies: 953
Views: 82,372
Posted By rare_j
Why on earth are 9250's worth money now? A few...

Why on earth are 9250's worth money now? A few years ago they were worth pennies.
Forum: project.EAB 11 December 2020, 21:29
Replies: 628
Views: 132,509
Posted By rare_j
Oh, the weather outside is frightful But the...

Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Forum: project.EAB 02 December 2020, 22:23
Replies: 628
Views: 132,509
Posted By rare_j
Half the fun of christmas on eab is spamming this...

Half the fun of christmas on eab is spamming this thread until he shows up.
Love that snow man!
Forum: Amiga scene 12 November 2020, 02:58
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By rare_j
Windows 10 rdp has some new security features...

Windows 10 rdp has some new security features that make connecting from older clients like Windows XP problematic. There are some details here:...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 October 2020, 23:22
Replies: 23
Views: 4,800
Posted By rare_j
Would probably be more difficult as there's no...

Would probably be more difficult as there's no cpu socket for the 680ec20. It'd have to go on via the trapdoor connector I think which is more complicated.
Forum: Coders. General 21 October 2020, 22:31
Replies: 819
Views: 81,002
Posted By rare_j
This thread has been rumbling along for three...

This thread has been rumbling along for three years and there's been some top tech chat. It does seem evident though, that you can't squeeze a battleship into a phone box.
If all the pace and chaos...
Forum: Coders. General 21 October 2020, 21:33
Replies: 819
Views: 81,002
Posted By rare_j
:p Just seems a bit like a mouse trying to eat an...

:p Just seems a bit like a mouse trying to eat an elephant.
Neo Geo Pocket Color version might work.
Forum: Coders. General 21 October 2020, 20:35
Replies: 819
Views: 81,002
Posted By rare_j
Neo geo sprite limitations: No more than 96...

Neo geo sprite limitations:
No more than 96 sprites can be rendered by scanline.
Even if the VRAM has space for 448 sprites, only 381 can be displayed per frame.
1048576 tiles can be addressed...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 October 2020, 19:28
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By rare_j
The Amiga is a funny old hobby. You can spend a...

The Amiga is a funny old hobby. You can spend a fortune on hardware and get not much, or you can spend nothing on emulation and get everything.
It depends how much you like the creak of that old...
Forum: support.Games 30 September 2020, 21:12
Replies: 20
Views: 1,759
Posted By rare_j
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: support.Games 30 September 2020, 02:25
Replies: 20
Views: 1,759
Posted By rare_j
Is there any more info about this anywhere? I've...

Is there any more info about this anywhere? I've only ever played the 1 disk version and had no idea it wasn't the full game (aside from the missing intro).
Forum: support.Hardware 13 September 2020, 03:15
Replies: 241
Views: 52,172
Posted By rare_j
Is there just a slim chance you've got a bad unit...

Is there just a slim chance you've got a bad unit or you're doing it wrong?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 September 2020, 18:33
Replies: 953
Views: 82,372
Posted By rare_j
X-Wing is a nice one - I seem to remember playing...

X-Wing is a nice one - I seem to remember playing that on my brother's 486. There's a floppy version and a CD version. And a great game as well.
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