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Forum: Amiga scene 08 April 2020, 20:28
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Posted By eXeler0
Interesting article.. Seems they were in trouble...

Interesting article.. Seems they were in trouble often, however this was in '86 when the A1000 was still the only Amiga.

This good old graph shows the profitable years after the launch of the A500...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 22:31
Replies: 1,141
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Posted By eXeler0
This is a the part of the story I don't think...

This is a the part of the story I don't think I've heard too much about. We've all heard that AAA was taking too long and marketing ppl got tired of waiting so AA /AGA was done, but I've never heard...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2020, 00:14
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By eXeler0
The arcade game is running on Midway's hardware...

The arcade game is running on Midway's hardware that was used in many other pretty famous games that got Amiga ports (Terminator 2, Mortal Kombat 2) so maybe that can be used as a benchmark. Although...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 April 2020, 00:03
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By eXeler0
I will also assume you misread Superman's comment...

I will also assume you misread Superman's comment but whatever. The Megadrive is some ways a budget version of the Sega System 16 Arcade board where the goal was to have a good experience with...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 March 2020, 21:34
Replies: 171
Views: 9,208
Posted By eXeler0
Is a new ROM 3.2 planned or is this a pure...

Is a new ROM 3.2 planned or is this a pure software update that runs off 3.1.4 ROMs?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 March 2020, 12:52
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By eXeler0
Yes it looks absolutely awesome.. A true...

Yes it looks absolutely awesome.. A true spiritual successor to Shinobi unlike a lot of the official sequels.
Also, finally we can fight evil Freddy Mercury Shinobi-style :D

/eX
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 March 2020, 10:46
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By eXeler0
Hej @Legionary Shinobi on Amiga was a huge...

Hej @Legionary
Shinobi on Amiga was a huge disappointment especially for those of us who absolutely loved the arcade version (and of course I have the orignal Arcade PCB to play on ;-)
So a remake...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 March 2020, 22:20
Replies: 57
Views: 3,038
Posted By eXeler0
Noticed a "funny" (not really) thing when I...

Noticed a "funny" (not really) thing when I compared Saturn and 32x version of Virtua Fighter (Yea, these self isolation times does that to you ;-)
Now, the Saturn version was released first, which...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 March 2020, 22:08
Replies: 1,141
Views: 76,469
Posted By eXeler0
I myself have been talking about "what if they...

I myself have been talking about "what if they did this, added that etc"...
But if you think about it, the CD32 was always going to use as much stock stuff Commodore had in house to cut costs as...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2020, 14:02
Replies: 57
Views: 3,038
Posted By eXeler0
The Model 1 arcade kicks the shit out of an A1200...

The Model 1 arcade kicks the shit out of an A1200 that is a fact that rose tinded glasses can't do much about.
However, it's usually possible to cheat your way to a *decent enough* result.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 March 2020, 16:30
Replies: 96
Views: 5,891
Posted By eXeler0
Converting it to another Doom engine would be...

Converting it to another Doom engine would be like a port.. it would lose something in the translation. Most important thing is probably that the engine needs to support large enough levels. The rest...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2020, 02:55
Replies: 57
Views: 3,038
Posted By eXeler0
I'm sure it could be done, but lolz, there is...

I'm sure it could be done, but lolz, there is just no way you can do a meaningful 3d character with 16 polys :laughing
Lets have a quick look..
If you do the following bodyparts, each one as a box...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 March 2020, 01:41
Replies: 96
Views: 5,891
Posted By eXeler0
Damn thats cool. Now Andy can finally see what...

Damn thats cool. Now Andy can finally see what the game was supposed to look like :-)
For the record, I played through the game and it sure felt like I remember it from back in the day. (Except now...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 March 2020, 01:11
Replies: 1,141
Views: 76,469
Posted By eXeler0
The main purpose of the big expansion port was to...

The main purpose of the big expansion port was to put an FVM module in there... or something like an SX32 to turn it into a 1200. Neither one of those was cheap. At the time, a memory expansion for...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 March 2020, 00:45
Replies: 1,141
Views: 76,469
Posted By eXeler0
Clearly, this is not what I implied in any way....

Clearly, this is not what I implied in any way. ;-)
My point was that devs go for the lowest common denominator to reach the biggest possible number of sales. And normally all games release in the...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 March 2020, 02:53
Replies: 1,141
Views: 76,469
Posted By eXeler0
Ye, now with the benefit of hindsight and...

Ye, now with the benefit of hindsight and dissecting the inner workings of the Falcon we know it too was crippled. (Although I seem to remember price dropped sharply not long after launch after Atari...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2020, 02:24
Replies: 1,141
Views: 76,469
Posted By eXeler0
Exactly, I hated it when it came out, because you...

Exactly, I hated it when it came out, because you know, we were looking at the Atari Falcon and that one had 030, DSP, more RAM.. But I bought one anyway after a while.. and it sure didn't feel...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 March 2020, 13:31
Replies: 15
Views: 2,118
Posted By eXeler0
"It's not as stupid as it looks" but like some...

"It's not as stupid as it looks" but like some ppl here mentioned, the build quality is usually a bigger issue than the weird design (which isnt good but also not terrible, lets face it if it was a...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 06 March 2020, 14:46
Replies: 21
Views: 1,336
Posted By eXeler0
You already have some good advice in the posts...

You already have some good advice in the posts above, but IMO the A1200 is the perfect hardware to own if you had to pick just one (obviously I have like 9 Amigas :-) its expensive BUT... a recapped...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2020, 22:07
Replies: 61
Views: 4,657
Posted By eXeler0
I was one of those very early adopters. I got a...

I was one of those very early adopters. I got a very early Blizzard 1260 from Germany (mail order, paper letters, sister helped me translate to German etc.. it was a hassle back then, (they did not...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 March 2020, 11:45
Replies: 96
Views: 5,891
Posted By eXeler0
Most likely no, its never that easy ;-) That...

Most likely no, its never that easy ;-)
That being said, it could probably be done but that would mean more work and surely some compromises since each of these modernized retro engines have their...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 March 2020, 11:05
Replies: 96
Views: 5,891
Posted By eXeler0
First of all, played through the first levels,...

First of all, played through the first levels, really nice.. It sure brings back memories. Seems very faithful to the original.

About the map-making.. I though John Girvins name might show up. :-)...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 February 2020, 19:20
Replies: 96
Views: 5,891
Posted By eXeler0
Howdy, first of all, great work, I'll definitely...

Howdy, first of all, great work, I'll definitely check this out. Its obvious from jsut the screenshots that A LOT of work went into this. Well done.

Now a question - how did you recreate the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 February 2020, 22:54
Replies: 61
Views: 4,657
Posted By eXeler0
There are a couple of well known people within...

There are a couple of well known people within the Amiga community who have been sourcing 060 for years and yes, in that process they have been ripped off more than once with fake chips etc, but if...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 February 2020, 22:50
Replies: 61
Views: 4,657
Posted By eXeler0
Stephen Leary (Terrible Fire is making good...

Stephen Leary (Terrible Fire is making good progress on his 060 cards for A1200 and CD32). They will likely be built by the "usual suspects" (check Amibay and see whos selling the earlier Terrible...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 February 2020, 00:42
Replies: 233
Views: 23,051
Posted By eXeler0
Wait what? Is that thing still alive?:blased I...

Wait what? Is that thing still alive?:blased I really think he missed the window of opportunity with that one. (Now there's stuff like ReAmiga 1200 and obviously the vampire 1200 which makes most of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2020, 22:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By eXeler0
God damn it, I've been wondering that for 30+...

God damn it, I've been wondering that for 30+ years. :D
Could easily had been a very nice launch title.

The video above (by retro-nerd) seems to show pixel perfect arcade graphics in the...
Forum: Member Introductions 14 February 2020, 23:53
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By eXeler0
Välkommen @Genssy, WinUAE is great, but a lot...

Välkommen @Genssy,
WinUAE is great, but a lot of ppl are returning to real hardware now, lots of nice projects going on in the Amiga scene right now.. ;-)
Forum: support.Games 07 February 2020, 16:54
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By eXeler0
Frontier runs nicely on a fast 40-50MHz 030 CPU...

Frontier runs nicely on a fast 40-50MHz 030 CPU which you can add as an accelerator to the A500. There a bunch of accelerators called "TerribleFire" which are quite affordable.
Go check out the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 February 2020, 11:48
Replies: 456
Views: 26,558
Posted By eXeler0
As you know, I've been dissecting Virtua Racing...

As you know, I've been dissecting Virtua Racing :-)
http://www.exretro.com/galleries/sega/VirtuaRacing/index.html

If you look at the game closely you'll notice that Virtua Racing actually has...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 February 2020, 20:32
Replies: 456
Views: 26,558
Posted By eXeler0
Winning Run was quite something back then when it...

Winning Run was quite something back then when it came out. Late 88 /early 89. However if you look at the hardware it was running on you could guess that a "port" wouldn't be so easy. Although the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 February 2020, 23:33
Replies: 143
Views: 6,718
Posted By eXeler0
Although I'm a big fan of Virtua Racing and I'd...

Although I'm a big fan of Virtua Racing and I'd probably like that one as well, its something "unholy" about playing that on my PC with a RTX 2070 SUPER card and admiring the flat shaded, untextured...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 February 2020, 23:27
Replies: 143
Views: 6,718
Posted By eXeler0
Driller on C64! I win :D

Driller on C64! I win :D
Forum: News 03 February 2020, 01:07
Replies: 132
Views: 18,562
Posted By eXeler0
Interesting, soon we will know..

Interesting, soon we will know..
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 January 2020, 01:37
Replies: 143
Views: 6,718
Posted By eXeler0
@VladR PMd link to some screenshot of a...

@VladR PMd link to some screenshot of a test-track mesh ;-)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 January 2020, 21:58
Replies: 143
Views: 6,718
Posted By eXeler0
Howdy, @ValdR, I sent you a pm, with a link to a...

Howdy, @ValdR, I sent you a pm, with a link to a low poly race car model which you can freely play around with. I did it all quads (unless I missed something).

Let me know if it works for you.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 January 2020, 13:00
Replies: 143
Views: 6,718
Posted By eXeler0
Yes, in 3dsmax the older EditMesh always works...

Yes, in 3dsmax the older EditMesh always works with triangles regardless if you make edges visible or invisible. In a way thats the beauty of EditMesh, but for quads, for sure, Edit Poly, however...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 January 2020, 23:09
Replies: 143
Views: 6,718
Posted By eXeler0
Yes, I can provide you with some models. If you...

Yes, I can provide you with some models. If you have a little patience then I was thinking about remaking Stage 1 from OutRun with polygonal assets ;-)
I actually started "mapping out" the track...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 January 2020, 13:22
Replies: 143
Views: 6,718
Posted By eXeler0
Howdy Vlad, I was just looking at a bunch of...

Howdy Vlad,
I was just looking at a bunch of different situations in the game. I assembled some screenshot here:
http://www.exretro.com/galleries/sega/VirtuaRacing/index.html
Take a look at the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 January 2020, 01:49
Replies: 143
Views: 6,718
Posted By eXeler0
@VladR theoretical question: How would you create...

@VladR theoretical question: How would you create the 3d track - from a driving *simulation* programming perspective.
I mean... the way I *think* its done is that the road geometry is only a...
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