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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 September 2019, 22:47
Replies: 484
Views: 23,239
Posted By Mikerochip
You don't need one, but, without one, you don't...

You don't need one, but, without one, you don't get all the fancy reflective floor, and all that goodness.


I had 2x VoodooII (Still do!) and my god, Unreal looked amazing on them.


Even...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 September 2019, 16:19
Replies: 6,085
Views: 1,049,735
Posted By Mikerochip
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker, boxed complete...

Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker, boxed complete for the Amiga.

I've always loved the huge manual, and second history manual too!

And Powermonger for the Atari ST.
Forum: Member Introductions 18 September 2019, 16:17
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Mikerochip
Hello! Woo! There's so many great things going...

Hello!
Woo! There's so many great things going on in the Amiga world!

Do you have a Gotek device or similar?
(If not, are you planning on getting one?)

If you're thinking about an...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 September 2019, 21:21
Replies: 6,085
Views: 1,049,735
Posted By Mikerochip
Atari 2600 Jr. boxed! With a 32-in-1 cart. ...

Atari 2600 Jr. boxed!
With a 32-in-1 cart.

I've always wanted one, ever since I was younger, but could never really justify getting it, since it's video output was shit, the actual graphics were...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 August 2019, 21:37
Replies: 38
Views: 1,534
Posted By Mikerochip
Wikipedia says that Xevious was the first game to...

Wikipedia says that Xevious was the first game to use rendered graphics, in 1982.

Citing Next Generation magazine, Issue 21, Page 39.
...
Forum: Hardware pics 18 August 2019, 12:22
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By Mikerochip
I use FlashFloppy. Just because I don't use...

I use FlashFloppy.

Just because I don't use the drives that I have that much.

I have 6x drives, and I don't fancy paying €70 odd to put HxC on each of them, nor do I just want to put it on one...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 August 2019, 12:09
Replies: 57
Views: 2,328
Posted By Mikerochip
My friend also bought an X-Arcade, and it's build...

My friend also bought an X-Arcade, and it's build quality is far inferior to the Hotrod. All the buttons are awful, the switches are so so, same with the sticks. To make it sing, you need to...
Forum: support.Games 18 August 2019, 11:31
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By Mikerochip
There's a couple of Noddy games too! ...

There's a couple of Noddy games too!

http://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?find=noddy
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 August 2019, 14:13
Replies: 57
Views: 2,328
Posted By Mikerochip
Me too!! Hotrod buddies!!! We...

Me too!!


Hotrod buddies!!!


We should start a club...


I upgraded mine with an iPac, and Happ Competition (convex) buttons.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 August 2019, 01:43
Replies: 57
Views: 2,328
Posted By Mikerochip
I think you're thinking of the Supercharger...

I think you're thinking of the Supercharger SV-123 (https://a.allegroimg.com/original/0c973a/4fc420e54120b6303634d83162bb).


It had a very similar base to the Logic3.


No, it only came in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 August 2019, 23:54
Replies: 101
Views: 3,812
Posted By Mikerochip
That's amazing! I debated on mentioning...

That's amazing!


I debated on mentioning the MSX page, just because, when I found the site, I'd never even played *ONE* MSX game before!


It was such fun to learn and play all those games.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 August 2019, 23:39
Replies: 101
Views: 3,812
Posted By Mikerochip
Depends on what kind of games you like. (or from...

Depends on what kind of games you like. (or from what era, really)

I'm a massive fan of vertical shooters in particular.
(Though, I'm not great at them, mostly)

Esp. Ra. De is one I play on...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 August 2019, 17:02
Replies: 39
Views: 1,918
Posted By Mikerochip
My first emulation experience was with ... a Juno...

My first emulation experience was with ... a Juno first emulator I think, but I couldn't get it working, so I tried a few different arcade machine emulators.
I think the first successful emulator I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 August 2019, 13:53
Replies: 57
Views: 2,328
Posted By Mikerochip
My (wealthy) friend had one of those. It was...

My (wealthy) friend had one of those. It was great. He eventually gave it to me! He had the bat top, the ball top which I hated and the ergonomic grip thing which I didn't like since it rotated...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 August 2019, 13:42
Replies: 78
Views: 2,769
Posted By Mikerochip
I got an Atari XEGS, with Missile Command built...

I got an Atari XEGS, with Missile Command built in. It was amazing. It also came with a light gun, and cartridge games Bug Hunt, and Flight Simulator II.

Bug Hunt was good, but the light gun...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 August 2019, 23:12
Replies: 163
Views: 13,338
Posted By Mikerochip
Nope, it has everything. See: ...

Nope, it has everything. See:


https://i0.wp.com/www.infinitefrontiers.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/CommodoreC64GSandC64Inside.jpg
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 August 2019, 19:38
Replies: 163
Views: 13,338
Posted By Mikerochip
The Amstrad GX4000 too. Sort of. The...

The Amstrad GX4000 too.



Sort of. The Xbox was more or less a consolised PC.
(Not really, but, also, more or less)

It had a Celeron, ran a cut down windows 2000 with DirectX (which is where...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 August 2019, 19:21
Replies: 163
Views: 13,338
Posted By Mikerochip
I don't know if anyone is interested in reading,...

I don't know if anyone is interested in reading, but, I've added an article on the CD32 from Edge issue 8, May 1994.

It's 9 pages in total:

https://i.imgur.com/RrxqyMvt.jpg...
Forum: support.WinUAE 29 July 2019, 01:47
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By Mikerochip
Did you mean CRU won't work? The only way...

Did you mean CRU won't work?


The only way to know is to try it.
I've yet to see it fail though.


Obviously, if the panel in your monitor can't do those refresh rates, then, it could be...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2019, 01:16
Replies: 163
Views: 13,338
Posted By Mikerochip
Evil grin Just on that specific game, MK1, yep, the SNES...

Just on that specific game, MK1, yep, the SNES version wasn't nearly as good as the Megadrive.
Big sprites, very colourful but the green blood was a bit weird :p
And it was a fair chink slower,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 July 2019, 21:29
Replies: 163
Views: 13,338
Posted By Mikerochip
The CD32 failed because of the same reasons all...

The CD32 failed because of the same reasons all hardware fail.

It had no killer software. (And a dash of bad luck)

Let me explain, though, from an (at the time) outsiders point of view.
(I...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 July 2019, 19:44
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By Mikerochip
You can use CRU. ...

You can use CRU.

https://www.monitortests.com/forum/Thread-Custom-Resolution-Utility-CRU
Forum: support.Other 28 July 2019, 19:42
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Mikerochip
I'm learning to solder, so, hardly an expert! ...

I'm learning to solder, so, hardly an expert!
But,
I bought one of these.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KATSU-852D-2-in-1-Soldering-Iron-Station-Hot-Air-Gun-Rework-Station-ESD-312080/282185254279
...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 24 July 2019, 21:14
Replies: 21
Views: 1,423
Posted By Mikerochip
They also posted patches to remove the intro from...

They also posted patches to remove the intro from scene GBA dumps, and thus convert your dumps to "No-intro" versions too.



Not strictly true. Byuu dumped one of my SNES roms, and found the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2019, 23:24
Replies: 35
Views: 1,742
Posted By Mikerochip
It was. I had a Digital Alpha, and I remember NT4...

It was. I had a Digital Alpha, and I remember NT4 could be installed on MIPS, PPC and the Alpha.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2019, 18:08
Replies: 35
Views: 1,742
Posted By Mikerochip
I should have said, but yeah, same. (Win 3.11 and...

I should have said, but yeah, same. (Win 3.11 and Netware 3.11 too, I think)



By the time I left college, they'd upgraded to Windows 95 with Novell Netware 4.11 :agree


I even built my own...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 July 2019, 20:41
Replies: 35
Views: 1,742
Posted By Mikerochip
I bought a Samsung 486SX25 Laptop with mono...

I bought a Samsung 486SX25 Laptop with mono screen, 6MB ram, and 80MB HDD!

It came with Windows 3.11, and McAfee anti-virus, which I quickly removed.
It was the first time I'd seen commerical AV...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 July 2019, 14:29
Replies: 6,085
Views: 1,049,735
Posted By Mikerochip
How?? I spent 10 mins trying to find it on the...

How?? I spent 10 mins trying to find it on the shop.


And, not Amiga (or even commodore related!) I bought a Spectrum +2, and 300 odd tapes.


I can't believe it didn't have a tape counter!!...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 June 2019, 12:16
Replies: 799
Views: 41,278
Posted By Mikerochip
*cough* Isn't the Amiga essentially Atari...

*cough*


Isn't the Amiga essentially Atari hardware?? :p :p :spin
Forum: Hardware mods 26 June 2019, 20:23
Replies: 36
Views: 2,455
Posted By Mikerochip
It does, my one works fine on FF 3.1a.

It does, my one works fine on FF 3.1a.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 June 2019, 22:32
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Mikerochip
Or just connect the parallel cable directly to a...

Or just connect the parallel cable directly to a floppy connector, no soldering...

eg:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10-pcs-2-54mm-Pitch-6-Position-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-24-26/32882858580.html
Forum: support.Hardware 10 June 2019, 18:45
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By Mikerochip
I'm not 100% sure but, it should work fine,...

I'm not 100% sure but, it should work fine, swapping the drives with no modifications as long as your A1200 isn't an Escom one, from what I've read.

What are you going to use the external Gotek...
Forum: support.Other 10 June 2019, 18:03
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By Mikerochip
Why? If they don't have any sort of copy...

Why? If they don't have any sort of copy protection, and the ST/PC format contains the same physical layout, the only problem would be emulators wouldn't be able to read the adf format disks, but you...
Forum: support.Other 10 June 2019, 15:36
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By Mikerochip
There are a few tri format disks in the magazine...

There are a few tri format disks in the magazine rack, in the Zero section, specifically the last disk. It's ST, Amiga and PC.


If you want to play around with copying one.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 June 2019, 00:01
Replies: 187
Views: 19,528
Posted By Mikerochip
Well ... If I get a vote... since I...

Well ...

If I get a vote...


since I just bought 3.1.4 for my A1200 (stock) and 8MB trapdoor expansion, I vote for both of those to work with the PCMCIA NIC at the same time :agree :p :p
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 June 2019, 23:55
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mikerochip
I've no idea, but I just bought this floppy disk,...

I've no idea, but I just bought this floppy disk, so, I'm about to find out too!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 June 2019, 23:47
Replies: 484
Views: 23,239
Posted By Mikerochip
Not all 16 bit graphics are the same though. ...

Not all 16 bit graphics are the same though.

A Voodoo 3 at 16 bit looks significantly better than a Geforce or anything else at 16 bit. Not as good as 32 bit obviously, but it did some sort of...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2019, 21:33
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Mikerochip
Welp. An update: My 8mb card arrived: And if...

Welp.

An update: My 8mb card arrived: And if *any* pcmcia card is in the slot, the A1200 doesn't see the onboard IDE controller at all, so, it won't boot.

So, it doesn't all work,...
Forum: support.WinUAE 03 June 2019, 01:08
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Mikerochip
He got sorted! but... Mine are both in the...

He got sorted! but...

Mine are both in the plugins folder! Always have been ... :p
Forum: support.WinUAE 02 June 2019, 22:32
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Mikerochip
Put them in the plugins folder

Put them in the plugins folder
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