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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 09:38
Replies: 57
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Posted By sokolovic
That's a bit weird to take to most advanced PC...

That's a bit weird to take to most advanced PC configuration of that era and compare it to the lowest Amiga configuration at the same time.
The same things occurs with Wing Commander, the Amiga...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 October 2018, 10:17
Replies: 35
Views: 1,349
Posted By sokolovic
Frontier of course. It doesn't count that the...

Frontier of course. It doesn't count that the game was proceduraly generated (the question wasn't what 2D games with bitmpa graphics offer you the most for the byte).

You cannot beat a game with a...
Forum: News 03 October 2018, 16:49
Replies: 41
Views: 4,332
Posted By sokolovic
approximately 580 000€ have been raised just for...

approximately 580 000€ have been raised just for new cases and new key caps the past two years.
2900 vampire have been sold, which represent at least 800 000€, maybe more.

But we're still stuck...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 September 2018, 10:44
Replies: 37
Views: 1,644
Posted By sokolovic
This tread make me thing that peoples behind the...

This tread make me thing that peoples behind the AGA version of EoB 1&2 were planning an AGA release of Dune 2 and Lands of Lore (this is written in the info files within the EoB folder).
Sadly, it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 September 2018, 19:48
Replies: 23
Views: 1,153
Posted By sokolovic
Populous

Populous
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 September 2018, 14:36
Replies: 47
Views: 1,866
Posted By sokolovic
Because MKs are originally better games. :)

Because MKs are originally better games. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 September 2018, 17:21
Replies: 78
Views: 3,693
Posted By sokolovic
This is the first time I hear that Amiga have too...

This is the first time I hear that Amiga have too much cutesy games, especially when you compare it to the consoles library :D

Must be a troll.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 August 2018, 18:20
Replies: 60
Views: 3,002
Posted By sokolovic
I'm not annoyed at all. I've got an Amiga and...

I'm not annoyed at all. I've got an Amiga and it's working perfect. But I also know that it isn't immortal and I'm not a soldering wizard (that's the only thing annoying me in fact)
Btw they were...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 August 2018, 16:57
Replies: 60
Views: 3,002
Posted By sokolovic
Agree. That's 325 000€ raised just to have new...

Agree. That's 325 000€ raised just to have new cases for users that for the vast majority already have a 1200 or a 500. Pretty sure this money could have been used to make a brand new fonctional...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 August 2018, 16:08
Replies: 67
Views: 3,462
Posted By sokolovic
Not sure for the Playstation. Systems that solds...

Not sure for the Playstation. Systems that solds XX millions of units in the early 90 are still not very expensive now.

Buying a WiiU seems a better option in my opinion.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 August 2018, 14:54
Replies: 38
Views: 1,628
Posted By sokolovic
Colonization was ported on the Amiga by Scott...

Colonization was ported on the Amiga by Scott Johnson, the man that made Hired Guns for DMA Design.
He wasn't on the original Amiga Civilization team, and I also think that the engine for...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 August 2018, 10:03
Replies: 106
Views: 12,437
Posted By sokolovic
The first AAA chipset had a chunky pixel mode...

The first AAA chipset had a chunky pixel mode along with the bitplan ones, 8 channels Paula, wider sprites (not sure how many hardware sprites thought...), 2 x8bits dual playfield and a faster...
Forum: HOL news 24 July 2018, 14:26
Replies: 48
Views: 22,333
Posted By sokolovic
Megarace was definitively developped for the...

Megarace was definitively developped for the Amiga CD32.
In fact, the first technical demo of the game engine was made on an Amiga 500 by Sohor Ty

In this preview you can see CD32 pictures of the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 July 2018, 10:48
Replies: 123
Views: 8,453
Posted By sokolovic
Most importantly, compare console machines with a...

Most importantly, compare console machines with a computer is pure non sense.
If you accept the idea that SMW2 using a Super FX2 chip is still a genuine SNES game (which it is), so you have to...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 July 2018, 10:50
Replies: 27
Views: 1,987
Posted By sokolovic
Yes I thought it was previewed as en ECS game at...

Yes I thought it was previewed as en ECS game at first but it wasn't the case... It was a CD32 game till the beginning, and even if a 1200 version was considered they haven't made it.
Forum: Amiga scene 19 July 2018, 10:08
Replies: 27
Views: 1,987
Posted By sokolovic
Is Microcosm a real AGA game ? Previews of the...

Is Microcosm a real AGA game ? Previews of the game on the CDTV shows that he wasn't that different on this machine...

I'm also curious about some exclusive CD CD32 that shows no graphical...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 July 2018, 11:29
Replies: 27
Views: 1,987
Posted By sokolovic
I'm pretty sure Star Trek 25th anniversary isn't...

I'm pretty sure Star Trek 25th anniversary isn't AGA but recquires 68020+, HD and 2mb chip. (Same thing for Dungeon Master 2 indeed).

In fact the game was previewed as an ECS one in 64 extra HB...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 July 2018, 09:26
Replies: 77
Views: 4,504
Posted By sokolovic
This is what I was speaking about. And thanks...

This is what I was speaking about.
And thanks you for making my point. ;)
Sold out with more than 750 000€ raised on kickstarter.
Still some says that there isn't a market for a brand new classic...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2018, 14:16
Replies: 77
Views: 4,504
Posted By sokolovic
I'll be very happy to invest some money on a...

I'll be very happy to invest some money on a brand new classic Amiga hardware or in a company that will intend to do it. Not just as a customer but as an (little) investor if there was such a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 June 2018, 09:53
Replies: 176
Views: 39,416
Posted By sokolovic
I thought Turrican 3 benefits also from extra ram...

I thought Turrican 3 benefits also from extra ram (it run on an unexpanded A500) but I can't remember how. Maybe just storing levels in RAM
Forum: Amiga scene 07 June 2018, 11:50
Replies: 33
Views: 2,859
Posted By sokolovic
On a french facebook amiga group, Andy Davidson...

On a french facebook amiga group, Andy Davidson said :

"It is an update of Worms DC, with options for Worm select (pick up which worm you want to use), sudden death options, and sinking levels....
Forum: Coders. Contest 05 June 2018, 14:12
Replies: 432
Views: 73,480
Posted By sokolovic
I definitively hope that devs competing will sell...

I definitively hope that devs competing will sell their games. That would mean the competition is a success.

Count me in for 20€ in the prize pot when we'll have a paypal link on the contest...
Forum: Coders. Contest 05 June 2018, 12:02
Replies: 432
Views: 73,480
Posted By sokolovic
Samurai Crow, that's only a proposal of course....

Samurai Crow, that's only a proposal of course. ;)

But I think such a competition can also invite some former amiga devs or celebrities as judge, I'm thinking of Jon Hare for example, or Andy...
Forum: Coders. Contest 05 June 2018, 11:33
Replies: 432
Views: 73,480
Posted By sokolovic
This is a great idea. I'm not sure if having...

This is a great idea.

I'm not sure if having categories for the first contest is a good choice because it could refrain people from competing but otherways, I'll go for

1/ OCS/ECS 512+512KB
2...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 May 2018, 12:34
Replies: 63
Views: 3,172
Posted By sokolovic
You're right, that's what they're saying in an...

You're right, that's what they're saying in an issue of Amiga Power :

http://amr.abime.net/amr_popup_picture.php?src=amiga_power/magscans/ap48_1995_04/008.jpg&c=93023...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 May 2018, 11:15
Replies: 63
Views: 3,172
Posted By sokolovic
I'd like to know more about that. This is the...

I'd like to know more about that. This is the first time I read that Team 17 tried to license an Amiga Doom port...
Are you sure ?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 March 2018, 15:52
Replies: 123
Views: 8,453
Posted By sokolovic
I've read another thing by another coder that was...

I've read another thing by another coder that was saying the opposite.

Again : http://obligement.free.fr/articles/assembleur_readaptation_mortalkombat_aga.php

Bref, je cherche toujours à...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 March 2018, 12:41
Replies: 123
Views: 8,453
Posted By sokolovic
I can't see what would be impossible to achieve...

I can't see what would be impossible to achieve to make a decent conversion of these games on the Amiga, let alone on the CD32.

If your answer is "because US Gold didn't make a decent...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 March 2018, 08:51
Replies: 123
Views: 8,453
Posted By sokolovic
Liberation was conceived as an Amiga ECS title at...

Liberation was conceived as an Amiga ECS title at first. The game was previewed with the name "Captive 2" only and the preview in the One speaks about the game running "fairly quickly on the A600".
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2018, 16:15
Replies: 65
Views: 2,666
Posted By sokolovic
Yeah, I was speaking of an expanded 1200. So...

Yeah, I was speaking of an expanded 1200.

So I've managed to find an old french amiga commercial from november 1993 (the magazine didn't existe before):
Price are in french francs :...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2018, 16:03
Replies: 65
Views: 2,666
Posted By sokolovic
http://www.sunnyside.homelinux.org/subpages/old_PC...

http://www.sunnyside.homelinux.org/subpages/old_PC_prices/old_pc_prices_february_1993.html

For a 486DX/50, 1.2Mb RAM and 42Mb HD, with a VGA monitor (and, apparently, no sound card), price was...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2018, 15:25
Replies: 65
Views: 2,666
Posted By sokolovic
I'm pretty sure that 99% of Amiga 500 users did...

I'm pretty sure that 99% of Amiga 500 users did have bought the 512ko extension.

I don't know why they stopped upgrading their machine after that. I'm not even sure the price was a reason... (I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 March 2018, 11:02
Replies: 123
Views: 8,453
Posted By sokolovic
I agree that this was Commodore's fault, in every...

I agree that this was Commodore's fault, in every ways.
I don't blame the devs.

When you considers that one of the only game that was supported financially by Commodore was Dangerous Streets.......
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2018, 10:56
Replies: 65
Views: 2,666
Posted By sokolovic
I really think the only difference between Amiga...

I really think the only difference between Amiga and console market was the size and the budget of the devs teams. I'm pretty sure that every game ever published on these console could have been made...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 March 2018, 10:01
Replies: 123
Views: 8,453
Posted By sokolovic
Don't misundertand me, I love the CD32 (and the...

Don't misundertand me, I love the CD32 (and the CDTV). The only thing I have with these machines is that it has slowed down, even killed, real CDROM developpement for the Amiga, at a time that was...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 March 2018, 17:37
Replies: 123
Views: 8,453
Posted By sokolovic
But many Amiga CD games not even had a sound...

But many Amiga CD games not even had a sound improvement. Look at Team17 games on the CD32 for example. They are pure floppies conversion.

I mean, PC Engine CD games were'nt existing on card...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 March 2018, 16:33
Replies: 123
Views: 8,453
Posted By sokolovic
CDTV and CD32 games should have been the...

CDTV and CD32 games should have been the equivalent of the PC CDROM games for the A500 and the A1200 (or MegaCD games for the MD).

Instead, most of the games were indeed direct shovelware with no...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 March 2018, 15:48
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By sokolovic
Well the comparison is a bit mind blowing for me....

Well the comparison is a bit mind blowing for me.
I grew up with a journalist father that had an LC2 at home, I bet he would'nt ever imagine that the poor childish Amiga 1200 that was in my teenage...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 March 2018, 16:35
Replies: 332
Views: 46,275
Posted By sokolovic
Brett71, I'd prefer a brand new wedge Amiga kb...

Brett71, I'd prefer a brand new wedge Amiga kb sold with the Vampire that you just plug and then play with it without being a master electronician.
It will be a big step to expand Amiga users and...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 March 2018, 10:19
Replies: 332
Views: 46,275
Posted By sokolovic
It would be nice to see a new Amiga case (Amiga...

It would be nice to see a new Amiga case (Amiga 1600 ?) with the Vampire standalone in it, sold all together.

I mean a real new wedge case with the Amiga logo on it, specially designed for the VS....
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