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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 09:17
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Posted By Foebane
Well, that explains everything. Hardware improves...

Well, that explains everything. Hardware improves the later it is released, for the most part. Good thing the base Amiga spec came out in 1985! ;)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 09:15
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
Actually, I haven't asked. WHEN did the Sharp...

Actually, I haven't asked. WHEN did the Sharp X68000 launch?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 08:57
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
There is no way in hell that this is a 16-bit...

There is no way in hell that this is a 16-bit specification, sounds more like 32-bit. This even exceeds the SNES, for crying out loud! As a result, 16- to 32-bit is not a fair comparison.

I don't...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 00:36
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
You know what? All this talk of the Sharp X68000...

You know what? All this talk of the Sharp X68000 being superior to the Amiga prompted me to look up videos like this with the games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt4h9adw6kg

And to be honest,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 00:43
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
My preference for computer and console systems...

My preference for computer and console systems seems to be based on the colour palettes they offered, and the comparisons between both:

I thought the NES colour palette was reminiscent of the PAL...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 October 2019, 18:56
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
Of course we had arcades in the humble UK, as far...

Of course we had arcades in the humble UK, as far as the Asteroids / Pac-Man / Galaga days - my father would take us to them every now and then, long before I had my own Atari 8-Bit at home. Fun...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 October 2019, 06:04
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
What I mean is that NO home computer system had...

What I mean is that NO home computer system had the "better conversions" of arcade originals, as it varied so much, from what I've seen anyway. Only the original hardware (even if just in emulation)...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 October 2019, 05:44
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
Why bother with conversions at all when you can...

Why bother with conversions at all when you can have MAME?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 October 2019, 21:44
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
You can blame the Atari ST for that: it was...

You can blame the Atari ST for that: it was launched before the Amiga 500 (it may even have been before the Amiga 1000!) and developers made that their primary development machine for 16-bit games,...
Forum: support.Apps 19 October 2019, 18:39
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Foebane
It's OK, I don't mind typing out the date...

It's OK, I don't mind typing out the date manually in the little dialog.

I have just taken a fresh install of ClassicWB and applied the Datestamp to all files and folders in DOpus, and I...
Forum: support.Apps 19 October 2019, 14:24
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Foebane
DOpus' Datestamp is SOOO useful!

One thing I don't use in certain folders is the datestamp, and on Windows, I use an app called Attribute Changer to reset all datestamps to a preferred timestamp, and only yesterday I discovered a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2019, 20:03
Replies: 4,050
Views: 692,155
Posted By Foebane
Of course it's pretty, it's an id Tech engine!...

Of course it's pretty, it's an id Tech engine! I've been following those for years since Doom 1993 blew me away on a friend's PC, and I just admire the technical aspects of the engines more than the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2019, 10:59
Replies: 4,050
Views: 692,155
Posted By Foebane
I don't think I've posted on this thread before,...

I don't think I've posted on this thread before, but as of a week or so ago, I've just thrown away all of my games on Atari 8-Bit, Amiga and PC (even had them removed from my Steam account).

As...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 October 2019, 23:50
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Foebane
Are 8-bit games for CHILDREN?

I grew up with the Atari 600/800XL series of computers and liked the graphics and gameplay in each one, in several notable games like Blue Max, Bruce Lee and Boulder Dash.

However, in my 30s and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 October 2019, 23:43
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
Ironic, since in ALL of the Atari 8-bit games I...

Ironic, since in ALL of the Atari 8-bit games I have known back in the day, it was actually the gameplay mechanics that were absolutely BASIC as well as the graphics. Which is why I ditched them all...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 October 2019, 06:23
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By Foebane
I remember the aroma of my brand new A500 that I...

I remember the aroma of my brand new A500 that I got at Christmas 1990, it has become an evocative memory, smelling that brand new machine whilst looking at the colour pictures of Deluxe Paint in the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 October 2019, 08:08
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Foebane
I'm not so sure, the keyboard looks particularly...

I'm not so sure, the keyboard looks particularly grubby.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 October 2019, 22:14
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Foebane
Was that Atari 65/130XE found there on the floor,...

Was that Atari 65/130XE found there on the floor, or was it placed there for the photo to look particularly pathetic?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 October 2019, 12:16
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
VGA PCs cost a HECK of a lot more to gain the...

VGA PCs cost a HECK of a lot more to gain the usability of a standard Amiga, AGA or not, and it wasn't really worth it when you already had excellent software and games. Simulators might gain an...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 10:16
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
What was said about Turrican, where you can be...

What was said about Turrican, where you can be harmed by enemies coming in off the edge of the screen, yes, that's what put me off Turrican from the start. Bad gameplay, excellent music!


...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 00:46
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
Back in the day, I played games like Carrier...

Back in the day, I played games like Carrier Command (completed it!), Mercenary and Damocles for days on end and mapped as much as I could on pieces of grid paper, but going back to them in the last...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2019, 22:34
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
I think the fact that us old 'uns don't like to...

I think the fact that us old 'uns don't like to revisit old games now that we played some 30-odd years ago was because back then, we had to be PATIENT for a lot of them, as they were so slow-paced....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2019, 21:11
Replies: 156
Views: 4,815
Posted By Foebane
For a short while, I had an Atari ST before I...

For a short while, I had an Atari ST before I even had my A500, and I bought more ST games than Amiga games, although there were lots of Amiga game demos on the countless Amiga magazines I bought.
...
Forum: support.Apps 07 October 2019, 11:03
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Foebane
What are .image files and how can I use them in WB?

https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=12753

I've come across this demo and was wondering how to run it? It consists of .image files with accompanying icons, and was wondering what app is needed to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 October 2019, 22:42
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By Foebane
Oh, I know the "amigo" word, I've heard it...

Oh, I know the "amigo" word, I've heard it countless times in movies and TV shows.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 October 2019, 22:27
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By Foebane
I never thought of that, although I knew the...

I never thought of that, although I knew the naval meaning.
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 October 2019, 22:19
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Foebane
StickyKeys is the bane of my life, the number of...

StickyKeys is the bane of my life, the number of times I've tapped Shift too often and the program I'm running (or even game) is rudely interrupted. I tend to turn off all that Accessibility stuff.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 October 2019, 22:17
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By Foebane
I'm going by the Google Translate result: "amiga"...

I'm going by the Google Translate result: "amiga" from Spanish to English means "friend". :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 October 2019, 22:06
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By Foebane
What did Spaniards and Mexicans think of the computer known as "FRIEND"?

It's just occurred to me that with a computer system named after the word for "friend" in a specific language, that it would be especially popular in those countries with that language. So, how well...
Forum: support.Other 01 October 2019, 00:32
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By Foebane
But then WinUAE can't use it. :)

But then WinUAE can't use it. :)
Forum: support.Other 30 September 2019, 17:46
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By Foebane
I have a couple of batch files on PC I can attach...

I have a couple of batch files on PC I can attach to emails by changing them to .txt, but the ones inside the LHA archive are not easy at all to change. But, as others have said, just remove the .lha...
Forum: support.Other 29 September 2019, 18:00
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By Foebane
Windows still works that way. And to be...

Windows still works that way.

And to be honest, being able to change the extension makes it easy to hide things. ;)
Forum: support.Other 29 September 2019, 16:44
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By Foebane
Speaking of "no extensions needed for scripts",...

Speaking of "no extensions needed for scripts", are there ANY Amiga files that need extensions for identification? I would've thought archives would be one thing that is needed, if only for WinUAE to...
Forum: support.Other 29 September 2019, 12:16
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By Foebane
I wouldn't say that about GMail. If they're...

I wouldn't say that about GMail. If they're willing to recognise Amiga LHA files (what's an Amiga, many of their younger employees ask) within attachments, then they'll go further and examine the...
Forum: support.Other 29 September 2019, 10:23
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By Foebane
Made the changes yesterday; totally removed all...

Made the changes yesterday; totally removed all the .bat extensions and no more error messages on GMail.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 September 2019, 22:53
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Foebane
Interesting.

Interesting.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 September 2019, 17:53
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Foebane
What if it's lo-res only? The idea I had was to...

What if it's lo-res only? The idea I had was to keep the graphical bitmaps intact, sorry I didn't make that clear before.
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 September 2019, 07:37
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Foebane
Also, wouldn't the original programmers and...

Also, wouldn't the original programmers and graphicians of the games object to their work being "modified" (even if it is temporary) and not how they intended them to be perceived?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 September 2019, 07:09
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Foebane
C64 Boulder Dash should've blown away the Atari 8-Bit original

So Boulder Dash on Atari is limited to five colours on-screen max, although they can be any one of 128 colours each from the palette, right? But the C64 is unlimited in its graphical scope and that...
Forum: support.Other 28 September 2019, 07:02
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By Foebane
I use LHA, I thought Google wouldn't scan those...

I use LHA, I thought Google wouldn't scan those either, but it did and it rejected the files as attachments.

I am seriously considering not bothering with an extension, following all of your...
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