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Forum: support.WinUAE 16 March 2019, 04:19
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By rare_j
Try the last know good combination of WinUAE/wine...

Try the last know good combination of WinUAE/wine and see if there's still an issue?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2019, 14:50
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By rare_j
Thanks for answering guys. Another question. ...

Thanks for answering guys.
Another question.
If the c64 port is so bad, why are they basing their ports on disassembled c64 sources rather than, say, disassembled spectrum or atari st sources? ...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2019, 04:32
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By rare_j
Both these are very nice, the BBC Master one is...

Both these are very nice, the BBC Master one is especially smooth. How come they are both so much better than the spectrum version? I thought the z80 in the spectrum was supposed to be faster.
Forum: Coders. General 09 March 2019, 01:25
Replies: 477
Views: 31,281
Posted By rare_j
No it is clearly impossible. Even a tenth of it...

No it is clearly impossible. Even a tenth of it is impossible. But I wouldn't put anyone off having a go at demoing a few ideas.
Forum: Coders. General 08 March 2019, 21:09
Replies: 477
Views: 31,281
Posted By rare_j
It was when no one was doing anything, but now...

It was when no one was doing anything, but now that someone is doing something it is a great thread. Even finding out if something doesn't work is good for everyone.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2019, 09:46
Replies: 196
Views: 12,626
Posted By rare_j
It seems to be a relatively recent thing for eab,...

It seems to be a relatively recent thing for eab, I don't remember it being like this a few years ago. Someone will stick in a vicious one liner, passing off opinion as widely accepted fact. To...
Forum: support.Apps 06 March 2019, 02:59
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By rare_j
If you think it is power supply failure, try...

If you think it is power supply failure, try creating a 10gb partition and see if you can format that. If it works then you can suspect software failure, not hardware failure.

Also, you can try...
Forum: Coders. General 03 March 2019, 14:12
Replies: 477
Views: 31,281
Posted By rare_j
I don't think metal slug needs to scroll at all....

I don't think metal slug needs to scroll at all. The game would work just fine as a flip screen affair. Metal Slug on Neo Geo often stops scrolling for set-pieces of gameplay. I would just make the...
Forum: support.Apps 02 March 2019, 03:24
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By rare_j
There is unixdirs to make the path work more like...

There is unixdirs to make the path work more like unix, it hasn't caused me any problems.
http://aminet.net/package/util/boot/UnixDirs3

The other big way to make dos more unix like is pipe, I...
Forum: MarketPlace 23 February 2019, 17:34
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By rare_j
Matrox G550 PCI (for use with amithlon)

I have a matrox g550 pci low profile graphics card and dual monitor adapter. Its useless for windows as there are no drivers beyound vista. Does anyone want it for cost of postage?

Might seem a...
Forum: MarketPlace 23 February 2019, 17:10
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By rare_j
Creative SCSI CD Reader

Does anyone want an internal scsi cd rom drive? I even still have the caddy for it.
It has the old style scsi connector, that looks like a fat ide cable. This is a 'classic' bit of kit.

Maybe...
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 February 2019, 13:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By rare_j
Use an NTFS compressed folder? Transparent...

Use an NTFS compressed folder? Transparent compression.
Compression rates not too bad.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 February 2019, 18:51
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By rare_j
Well I will concede that the art and animation in...

Well I will concede that the art and animation in that video are first class.
A while back I started playing The lost treasure of Cuauhtemoc, really nice cpc game, but dem huge pixels just made my...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 February 2019, 03:40
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By rare_j
The resolution is too low. I like a bit of retro...

The resolution is too low. I like a bit of retro styling but this is like looking at graphics through broken glass. Does anyone really dig that ultra-chunky cpc look?
Forum: support.Other 10 February 2019, 03:52
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By rare_j
Theee was a boot floppy included with the script...

Theee was a boot floppy included with the script if I remember correctly. So once you converted some whdload packs into hdf files, you start emulation with the boot floppy and one of the hdf files...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 January 2019, 14:37
Replies: 147
Views: 7,905
Posted By rare_j
So basically the same sound that a Speccy 128k...

So basically the same sound that a Speccy 128k produces. Charming in its own way for sure, I like a lot of Speccy tunes, but if I'd have upgraded from a Speccy to an ST to find it had exactly the...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 21 January 2019, 02:15
Replies: 20
Views: 1,761
Posted By rare_j
I've been using it for a while and for console...

I've been using it for a while and for console and mame emulation it works well. Although it's not good enough for N64 emulation, the PS1 works really well except for glitches on a couple of titles....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2019, 00:25
Replies: 95
Views: 3,784
Posted By rare_j
If you have a spare PCI slot then a Voodoo 1 card...

If you have a spare PCI slot then a Voodoo 1 card would go nicely with a lot of games from this era, e.g. Screamer 2 (my personal fave).
However they appear to be expensive if you don’t have one...
Forum: OT - General 01 January 2019, 02:48
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By rare_j
Happy new year to you all on the eab. Some of you...

Happy new year to you all on the eab. Some of you are batshit mental, so especially to you! :)
Forum: Amiga scene 11 December 2018, 22:52
Replies: 32
Views: 3,310
Posted By rare_j
I know it's a long way off, but this, with a JIT...

I know it's a long way off, but this, with a JIT interpreter for system friendly 68k binaries, and UAE for hardware banging software, would be amaze. A next-gen amiga for all.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 December 2018, 22:44
Replies: 71
Views: 4,054
Posted By rare_j
I don't understand, at least these four are games...

I don't understand, at least these four are games that originated in the west. What's the argument here?
Forum: Amiga scene 09 December 2018, 15:46
Replies: 32
Views: 3,310
Posted By rare_j
No flaming here buddy, but what I will say is...

No flaming here buddy, but what I will say is that they are underpowered only until you have a use for them where they have just the right amount of power!
I have one running DNS, another as a NAS...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2018, 22:46
Replies: 243
Views: 12,707
Posted By rare_j
I'm surprised that he put the boot into Putty...

I'm surprised that he put the boot into Putty though. It still looks great, sounds great and plays great and is full of genuine laugh out loud moments.
He dropped the ball there for sure.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 November 2018, 02:31
Replies: 136
Views: 11,432
Posted By rare_j
Wow that's actually a really nice solution and...

Wow that's actually a really nice solution and probably the way to go for a 'proper' 68k browser. As long as the cloud server can be hosted on the local network.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 November 2018, 00:26
Replies: 136
Views: 11,432
Posted By rare_j
There's not much difference between this and...

There's not much difference between this and simply using VNC client to control a browser on another desktop on your network. If you're reliant on another machine for rendering why not make it one...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2018, 00:17
Replies: 243
Views: 12,707
Posted By rare_j
Yeah, I totally get it, but that doesn't change...

Yeah, I totally get it, but that doesn't change the fact that the offering was really poor.
The other CD based consoles were also really poor value, they all were until Playstation.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 November 2018, 23:12
Replies: 243
Views: 12,707
Posted By rare_j
I didn't realise the price of it was so poor....

I didn't realise the price of it was so poor. Could have had a snes or an md with a pile of games for the same money. A really really poor offering from Commodore.
Imagine opening up your CD32 with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2018, 23:06
Replies: 52
Views: 3,245
Posted By rare_j
Genuinely puzzled here. MK on the amiga was a...

Genuinely puzzled here. MK on the amiga was a masterful port. A lot of effort went into it and it shows.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2018, 21:33
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By rare_j
Yes borderblank was nice, there was a utility...

Yes borderblank was nice, there was a utility with Workbench 2 to use it I believe. But I don't recall any games using it.

Did Uridium 2 use ECS graphics in any way or was it just using extra...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 November 2018, 18:52
Replies: 136
Views: 11,432
Posted By rare_j
Browsing on Raspberry Pi is not great and it has...

Browsing on Raspberry Pi is not great and it has eleventy billion times the resources as your average 68k amiga. So I also predict no. :(
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2018, 13:29
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By rare_j
That's the biggest benefit of ecs, you can have...

That's the biggest benefit of ecs, you can have up to 2mb chip ram. With an a500+ and 1mb in the trapdoor I was able to make bigger and better animations in dpaint3 than my mate with his ocs amiga....
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2018, 22:55
Replies: 802
Views: 59,359
Posted By rare_j
Lucky for us with linux there's plenty of room...

Lucky for us with linux there's plenty of room for both approaches.
Linux, Windows, and MacOS have the desktop world all sewn up. Maybe Amiga OS could have been where Next is now, had it been owned...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 05 November 2018, 02:32
Replies: 116
Views: 27,874
Posted By rare_j
We might be waiting 16 years for Mick to come...

We might be waiting 16 years for Mick to come back... it like we're in some kind of circular time warp
Forum: Amiga scene 30 October 2018, 02:31
Replies: 802
Views: 59,359
Posted By rare_j
This is just insane. Even Commodore didn't make a...

This is just insane. Even Commodore didn't make a mess as bad as this.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 October 2018, 21:15
Replies: 802
Views: 59,359
Posted By rare_j
Is there really that much cash in amiga os?...

Is there really that much cash in amiga os? Really? Couple a thousand users, tops? Userbase shrinking, not growing? Sounds like chump change. Buttons. Why are lawers involved? Lawers are damned...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 October 2018, 23:24
Replies: 802
Views: 59,359
Posted By rare_j
Time for a thread title change in that case - bit...

Time for a thread title change in that case - bit misleading now more facts have come to light.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2018, 23:10
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By rare_j
A quick google suggests this is less of an issue...

A quick google suggests this is less of an issue for v1.6 xboxes, where microsoft used higher quality caps.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2018, 21:11
Replies: 92
Views: 4,017
Posted By rare_j
Perhaps it is not the best the amiga could do,...

Perhaps it is not the best the amiga could do, but as an experience of visuals, music and gameplay it has stood the test of time I think. Enjoyment to fresh eyes today is the key here.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2018, 20:59
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By rare_j
Erk. What to replace it with? I do like the time...

Erk. What to replace it with? I do like the time set correctly.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2018, 20:57
Replies: 92
Views: 4,017
Posted By rare_j
Turrican II gets a regular play through, and...

Turrican II gets a regular play through, and should be appreciated by new eyes just as well as old.
Rick Dangerous (only enjoyable witn infinite lives)
The Settlers still looks and plays fresh to...
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