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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 13:26
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Posted By Foebane
Lack of play-testing by the creators of the game?...

Lack of play-testing by the creators of the game?

I am aware of a similar glitch in an Atari 8-Bit game called Universal Hero, it was uncompletable as a result.

And I had a personal experience...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 October 2020, 13:58
Replies: 48
Views: 2,227
Posted By Foebane
Scuzz is definitely a hoarder, but he could also...

Scuzz is definitely a hoarder, but he could also be a scalper, someone who buys a lot of devices and then sells them on at vastly inflated prices - in other words, a real sleazeball.

It was...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 October 2020, 12:13
Replies: 48
Views: 2,227
Posted By Foebane
I don't know about those two, I'm sure they...

I don't know about those two, I'm sure they didn't have room to spare. :great
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 October 2020, 09:44
Replies: 53
Views: 3,345
Posted By Foebane
12-16? In my case, that would've been 1984-88,...

12-16? In my case, that would've been 1984-88, and I only had my humble Atari 800XL at that time. I suppose they were games I played a lot, but looking back, they were usually quite simple.

Even...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 October 2020, 01:36
Replies: 53
Views: 3,345
Posted By Foebane
Sorry, I don't know what a PIV 3.5GHz laptop is,...

Sorry, I don't know what a PIV 3.5GHz laptop is, but I do know you will need a higher-spec mainstream PC than that one. I find any PC from 2010 onwards should be fine... but then again, I'm using...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 October 2020, 23:19
Replies: 53
Views: 3,345
Posted By Foebane
Strangely enough, for me too, the current games I...

Strangely enough, for me too, the current games I have on my new Steam account are really quite old ones:

Quake 3 Arena
Unreal Tournament
Team Fortress Classic
Counter-Strike: Source
Doom 3...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 October 2020, 20:15
Replies: 48
Views: 2,227
Posted By Foebane
The guy said he currently had 31 Amigas. Where...

The guy said he currently had 31 Amigas. Where the heck does he store them? In boxes in a garage somewhere?

Here's a true story: At one point, after I had just gotten my PC, I decided to sell my...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 October 2020, 16:06
Replies: 48
Views: 2,227
Posted By Foebane
Aaahh, I remember the Amiga "brick", a simple and...

Aaahh, I remember the Amiga "brick", a simple and elegant solution when all of the innovative Amiga hardware was crammed into the A500 unit itself, leaving only room for a floppy drive. Same for the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 23 October 2020, 15:45
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By Foebane
Why is it impossible? Software code written to...

Why is it impossible? Software code written to behave exactly like an integrated circuit should be relatively easy, I always thought there were problems because the Amiga IC blueprints were lost, and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 October 2020, 14:51
Replies: 48
Views: 2,227
Posted By Foebane
Yeah, I thought "how selfish is this guy?" when I...

Yeah, I thought "how selfish is this guy?" when I read that.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 October 2020, 22:27
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By Foebane
You lucky, lucky bastard! :D

You lucky, lucky bastard! :D
Forum: support.WinUAE 22 October 2020, 18:48
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By Foebane
Can't you stick with 4.3.0 for Hexen alone, if it...

Can't you stick with 4.3.0 for Hexen alone, if it never crashed for you? I always have two versions of WinUAE with me, in case one doesn't work with a certain demo or game.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 October 2020, 18:45
Replies: 48
Views: 2,227
Posted By Foebane
Chip, I thought you were 100% happy with...

Chip, I thought you were 100% happy with emulation - what planted the seeds of doubt in your mind? Did the purists get to you?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 October 2020, 11:38
Replies: 48
Views: 2,227
Posted By Foebane
Prohibitive, and it's going to get worse as time...

Prohibitive, and it's going to get worse as time goes on. Old hardware seems to decrease in value for a while (like consoles from two or three generations ago) and then increases in value again, from...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 October 2020, 22:08
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Foebane
No earlier examples (sorry) but Doom Eternal's...

No earlier examples (sorry) but Doom Eternal's Marauder (already a massively tough nut to crack) sics his spectral dog on you if you hit his shield with your weapons, and even if you don't.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 October 2020, 21:39
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Foebane
:confused

:confused
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 October 2020, 11:26
Replies: 83
Views: 3,303
Posted By Foebane
No worries. :) The VGA memory access was as...

No worries. :)

The VGA memory access was as I described above (although I have doubts about the Y axis, it may have been bottom to top), but DOS demos of the time show that the fancy effects we...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2020, 21:48
Replies: 83
Views: 3,303
Posted By Foebane
I agree with Grond, I've never heard of such a...

I agree with Grond, I've never heard of such a function that the 486 CPU supposedly had.

I've programmed VGA graphics in the past, and it was so simple to address the memory: As the bytes are...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2020, 20:35
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Foebane
That Amiga magazine article mentioned another...

That Amiga magazine article mentioned another game show, Catchword, which I guess is this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfg9M3-5G58

Those could be Amiga graphics, but they look more...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2020, 12:16
Replies: 83
Views: 3,303
Posted By Foebane
Great answer! :great

Great answer! :great
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2020, 01:14
Replies: 83
Views: 3,303
Posted By Foebane
The truth is, I never considered a PC in 1990...

The truth is, I never considered a PC in 1990 (when I got my A500) because they were simply too boring and too expensive. I never dreamed they would one day play games better than the Amiga.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 October 2020, 20:49
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Foebane
Did ITV's Catch Phrase use Amiga graphics for a few years?

I used to watch this game show a lot, and I think they used Amigas for a long while in the early 1990s, as I recognised them immediately, with rushed DPaint jobs and lots of dithering in the shading...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 October 2020, 20:08
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By Foebane
It looks like you played the guitar and the drums...

It looks like you played the guitar and the drums separately and mixed them together in post-processing. Nice sync! :great
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2020, 01:38
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By Foebane
This ISN'T an AMIGA ORIGINAL?? Wait, WHAT? ...

This ISN'T an AMIGA ORIGINAL??

Wait, WHAT?

Why fucking NOT? AGA could handle this EASILY!!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2020, 19:17
Replies: 83
Views: 3,303
Posted By Foebane
Fair enough. Peace. :great

Fair enough. Peace. :great
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2020, 13:10
Replies: 83
Views: 3,303
Posted By Foebane
Why not just say my name? And I did try them...

Why not just say my name? And I did try them both, I just didn't like them. I tried UU on my PC in the 1990s a year or so after I got it, and Wolf3D we played on the college PCs (yes, we were...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2020, 10:04
Replies: 83
Views: 3,303
Posted By Foebane
I dunno, I think Sisko is a great middle ground....

I dunno, I think Sisko is a great middle ground. :cool
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2020, 00:58
Replies: 83
Views: 3,303
Posted By Foebane
I voted A500. Do, pray tell, what games of...

I voted A500.

Do, pray tell, what games of any worth were available on a 386?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2020, 00:46
Replies: 83
Views: 3,303
Posted By Foebane
The whole point is there would be enough power...

The whole point is there would be enough power points available for either equipment.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 October 2020, 11:15
Replies: 90
Views: 3,398
Posted By Foebane
My Dad had an Apple 2 back in the day, but I...

My Dad had an Apple 2 back in the day, but I myself used the BBC Micro a lot, in school and college. The cool part was, during one Easter break, they allowed a few students to borrow (take home) the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 October 2020, 18:53
Replies: 292
Views: 10,035
Posted By Foebane
It's not because it wasn't on Amiga, but there...

It's not because it wasn't on Amiga, but there were other similar games that were on Amiga, like Eye of the Beholder. I'm just saying, for me personally, it's not a game I would fork out for a PC...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 October 2020, 12:20
Replies: 292
Views: 10,035
Posted By Foebane
Heard of it, sounds incredibly boring.

Heard of it, sounds incredibly boring.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 October 2020, 10:37
Replies: 292
Views: 10,035
Posted By Foebane
Sorry, but who would migrate from Amiga to PC in...

Sorry, but who would migrate from Amiga to PC in 1992? There was just no reason to do so. I actually migrated from A500 to A1200 the following year, and that lasted over a year!

What was the PC...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 October 2020, 01:19
Replies: 292
Views: 10,035
Posted By Foebane
Have we driven off Vascillious for good? It's a...

Have we driven off Vascillious for good? It's a shame, really - I wanted to see him humiliated further, but oh, well...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 October 2020, 17:55
Replies: 292
Views: 10,035
Posted By Foebane
I remember WordPerfect fondly, it really was good...

I remember WordPerfect fondly, it really was good for a DOS-based WP, and we used it at my college courses in the first couple of years... and then MS Word showed it up in glorious(!) Windows 3.1!...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 October 2020, 07:30
Replies: 292
Views: 10,035
Posted By Foebane
Err, no. The Amiga could NEVER do anything like...

Err, no. The Amiga could NEVER do anything like in Starship Troopers, that's a given. If a modest TV production like Babylon 5 had moved to PCs for the CGI rendering of special effects that many...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 October 2020, 07:25
Replies: 292
Views: 10,035
Posted By Foebane
I was actually agreeing with you there, Galahad....

I was actually agreeing with you there, Galahad. ;)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 October 2020, 01:00
Replies: 292
Views: 10,035
Posted By Foebane
It most certainly did NOT rely on CGI, it was a...

It most certainly did NOT rely on CGI, it was a masterwork of a mixture of different SFX disciplines. So, I would argue, was LOTR.

As I said before, I think the biggest "killer of practical...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 October 2020, 00:35
Replies: 292
Views: 10,035
Posted By Foebane
Sorry, let me elaborate: I meant close-up shots,...

Sorry, let me elaborate: I meant close-up shots, like with Hiller and his buddy being chased by the lone enemy ship, and all of that stuff. As for the video clip of the human fighter jets attacking...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 October 2020, 22:50
Replies: 292
Views: 10,035
Posted By Foebane
And nowadays, the casual newcomer to Babylon 5,...

And nowadays, the casual newcomer to Babylon 5, on average, says that the CGI sucks balls and should be remade, if not the whole show itself, with Ivanova in charge (I'm not joking).



Um, the...
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