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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 March 2020, 06:49
Replies: 60
Views: 2,453
Posted By jizmo
I also loaned my Blizzard 1230IV for someone in...

I also loaned my Blizzard 1230IV for someone in early 2000s with no obligation to return it any time soon, having only of sentimental value at the time for me at the time.

Well I hope that someone...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 March 2020, 19:14
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By jizmo
Amazing work, Dunny. Now this is something I...

Amazing work, Dunny.

Now this is something I want to see happening. Breathless was always THE Amiga's finest Doom clone for me, mostly for standing firmly on its own and not trying to blindly rip...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 March 2020, 20:27
Replies: 60
Views: 2,453
Posted By jizmo
Truth is, I was a bit naive back in the day and...

Truth is, I was a bit naive back in the day and some of my regrets are related to it.

1) Comparing my art skills to contemporary demo scene art. I got really discouraged at one point and halted...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 February 2020, 12:31
Replies: 40
Views: 1,665
Posted By jizmo
There will be thousands of others wanting one too...

There will be thousands of others wanting one too in the future, but they will meet a massively different magnitude of supply: there are literally tens of thousands of second hand PS1 consoles on...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 February 2020, 08:34
Replies: 40
Views: 1,665
Posted By jizmo
Same thing happened on the PC side with the last...

Same thing happened on the PC side with the last top of the line 486s becoming wanted collector items for retro gaming after being for years even less valuable than Amigas – they were pretty much...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 February 2020, 18:29
Replies: 32
Views: 1,952
Posted By jizmo
Someone craft a FPGA based Amiga with a cool...

Someone craft a FPGA based Amiga with a cool carbon toned A1200 case with some nifty modern improvements like modern ports and detachable wireless keyboard top plate (for sofa convenience), and you...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 February 2020, 13:54
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By jizmo
Operation Wolf was the reason why I wanted a disk...

Operation Wolf was the reason why I wanted a disk drive for my C64, so fond memories there. For Amiga it would be Operation Thunderbolt for its lush arcade ported gfx. Still one of the best looking...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 February 2020, 20:46
Replies: 29
Views: 1,773
Posted By jizmo
I am definitely in the 'Shadow of the Beast is...

I am definitely in the 'Shadow of the Beast is best enjoyed as a running demo' -camp, but I do appreciate it much precisely for the reason Galahad mentioned. Back in the day many ST and Amiga games...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 February 2020, 18:04
Replies: 27
Views: 1,660
Posted By jizmo
It's a technique that was established relatively...

It's a technique that was established relatively early on in Amiga history and there's no technical reason why it couldn't have been used in various title screens and background images in Amiga.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 February 2020, 10:16
Replies: 1,063
Views: 71,030
Posted By jizmo
Like I said, there is – but it's a far cry from...

Like I said, there is – but it's a far cry from just opening the case up and popping one in.

I've seen more hacky, bulky, dremelled solutions than I care to count. It's all needless struggle that...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 February 2020, 14:27
Replies: 1,063
Views: 71,030
Posted By jizmo
If there was no way to get a 3.5" HDD in without...

If there was no way to get a 3.5" HDD in without breaking the case, I'd say it was a good call for Commodore to go with something that fits in there instead. But as we all know, there is.

In...
Forum: request.Modules 27 January 2020, 08:35
Replies: 1
Views: 2,664
Posted By jizmo
Pushing this up a little in a vague hope for...

Pushing this up a little in a vague hope for finding the song.

I've checked modules with Halloween title in them available on the usual mod sites, but they are not anywhere near the song I was...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2020, 16:44
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By jizmo
Pretty basic animation wise, but I always liked...

Pretty basic animation wise, but I always liked the way the water pours out and overflows in Flood, eventually filling the whole level (jump to around 30sec mark).
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2020, 11:50
Replies: 153
Views: 6,235
Posted By jizmo
This. These aren't valid comparisons in any way...

This. These aren't valid comparisons in any way since I never bought Amiga as a gaming device, it just happened to be a pretty neat gaming machine on the side. If I was purely interested in gaming, I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2020, 20:52
Replies: 75
Views: 2,943
Posted By jizmo
Judging by the videos in Youtube, many of them...

Judging by the videos in Youtube, many of them are as laggy, while the ones recorded from an emulator are much smoother.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jVt7FHHmBk

Guess the game was...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2020, 20:23
Replies: 75
Views: 2,943
Posted By jizmo
The VGA version isn't a perfect arcade port...

The VGA version isn't a perfect arcade port either, as it uses only 32 colors on screen at once.

https://img.aijaa.com/t/00545/14784127.t.jpg (https://imgur.com/a/khYij33#0lMKwiJ)

The framerate...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 January 2020, 21:22
Replies: 75
Views: 2,943
Posted By jizmo
I remember Golden Axe having a huge marketing...

I remember Golden Axe having a huge marketing push in the west with two-page ads (https://www.mobygames.com/images/promo/original/1562905005-371022760.jpg) in computer magazines running for months.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2019, 10:54
Replies: 228
Views: 43,426
Posted By jizmo
Wasn't sure on the forum policy on this as I'm...

Wasn't sure on the forum policy on this as I'm pretty sure wasn't uploaded there by its original creators :laughing



Oh, haven't checked out this site before. Interesting read!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2019, 18:41
Replies: 228
Views: 43,426
Posted By jizmo
Metamorphosis: The Amiga Factor

I was browsing through Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor (1990), an early 90s scifi horror movie I found in Youtube, and came across footage that some of you may find interesting.

Yes, they're...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 October 2019, 10:55
Replies: 1,063
Views: 71,030
Posted By jizmo
Yes! Especially in Europe the electric scene had...

Yes! Especially in Europe the electric scene had sizeable roots in Amiga.

If you browse through the music catalogue of the era, the Amiga references pop up left right and center...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 October 2019, 09:13
Replies: 1,063
Views: 71,030
Posted By jizmo
But it would've given more headroom to take the...

But it would've given more headroom to take the sound further if you'd wanted. Many of the Amiga musicians really wanted as they were hitting the limits of what Paula offered and started migrating to...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 October 2019, 07:57
Replies: 1,063
Views: 71,030
Posted By jizmo
Of course not, but that wasn't argued here. I...

Of course not, but that wasn't argued here. I would not have at all minded if Commodore had incorporated midi to Amiga.



Yes, almost as outrageous than asking a 1985 machine to have four...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 October 2019, 14:58
Replies: 1,063
Views: 71,030
Posted By jizmo
For Midi definitely not – that's Atari's domain. ...

For Midi definitely not – that's Atari's domain.

But, there was definitely a demand in the early 90s electric music scene for a capable sample based music system that could've recorded and played...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 October 2019, 13:47
Replies: 1,063
Views: 71,030
Posted By jizmo
I was disappointed with my first A1200 as it had...

I was disappointed with my first A1200 as it had defective keyboard and had to be send back to the shop to be replaced. Longest three weeks ever having to wait for another one to arrive. :rolleyes
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 October 2019, 12:47
Replies: 162
Views: 8,177
Posted By jizmo
You have to take a look at the situation from the...

You have to take a look at the situation from the late 80s perspective.

Back then it was the arcades that were the crème de la crème of the games and we all were really happy if we got something...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 October 2019, 12:22
Replies: 17
Views: 3,132
Posted By jizmo
Sierra used a dithering technique in SCI that...

Sierra used a dithering technique in SCI that offered the artists total of 256 colors (16 color palette with combination of each color). ScummVM (and formerly FreeSCI) offer an undithering mode where...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 October 2019, 12:05
Replies: 162
Views: 8,177
Posted By jizmo
Pointing out that the genre bests are to be found...

Pointing out that the genre bests are to be found on other platforms doesn't naturally mean that Amiga games are bad – actually far from it. Many of the games are completely enjoyable, and definitely...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 October 2019, 15:04
Replies: 162
Views: 8,177
Posted By jizmo
Not most, but I do agree that the fierce...

Not most, but I do agree that the fierce competition, visibility to what others are doing and online reviews and videos make it pretty hard to release an utter crapfest of a game these days. If you...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2019, 22:01
Replies: 162
Views: 8,177
Posted By jizmo
I was hesitant to participate to this topic as I...

I was hesitant to participate to this topic as I partly feel like it's shooting fish in a barrel; almost every Amiga game out there has multiple flaws that I'd like to fix in hindsight.

Some of...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 September 2019, 20:28
Replies: 95
Views: 10,807
Posted By jizmo
Multiple, multiple things in Worms. But...

Multiple, multiple things in Worms.

But especially modifying the environment (to take cover, surprise, attack etc) and the shrinking playfield after reaching sudden death – both features now...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 September 2019, 10:43
Replies: 915
Views: 183,579
Posted By jizmo
Quartex: Mental Hangover (1992)...

Quartex: Mental Hangover (1992) (https://www.discogs.com/Quartex-Mental-Hangover/release/141806) makes you kind of wonder if these creators were old Amigists.. :lol
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 May 2019, 14:38
Replies: 2,479
Views: 377,192
Posted By jizmo
Exactly. The 'open' command will treat an...

Exactly. The 'open' command will treat an application or file as if it was launched from Finder, so that data files open up in the program they're associated with.

Additionally, adding the -a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 May 2019, 16:34
Replies: 2,479
Views: 377,192
Posted By jizmo
Someone needs a chill plll and a lesson how to...

Someone needs a chill plll and a lesson how to act less toxic. :rolleyes

I doubt the idea here is to attack anyone asking a question; at least the title of the thread suggests otherwise.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 May 2019, 13:14
Replies: 2,479
Views: 377,192
Posted By jizmo
Running programs on Mac terminal always returns...

Running programs on Mac terminal always returns the terminal to use if the program runs on a window. With Linux the prompt gets frozen unless followed by ampersand(&) which runs them in the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 May 2019, 16:37
Replies: 22
Views: 2,045
Posted By jizmo
The music is originally from Sleeping Gods Lie,...

The music is originally from Sleeping Gods Lie, if I'm not mistaken?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_dQueX900s
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 May 2019, 09:17
Replies: 2,479
Views: 377,192
Posted By jizmo
Thanks for the answers – I've been always...

Thanks for the answers – I've been always wondering why this behaviour was so random.

Sounds like it could've been fixed with some sort of file flag that tells the program to detach itself from...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 May 2019, 00:53
Replies: 2,479
Views: 377,192
Posted By jizmo
I guess I did not word my question right. The...

I guess I did not word my question right. The shell running multiple programs outputting text would not obviously make much sense.

I was referring to using command line to launching non-cli...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 May 2019, 14:26
Replies: 2,479
Views: 377,192
Posted By jizmo
Given that Amiga multitasks by default, why do...

Given that Amiga multitasks by default, why do most Amiga programs completely halt command lines unless executed with a 'RUN' command?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 May 2019, 09:45
Replies: 26
Views: 1,883
Posted By jizmo
Having a backup of a 1) computer no longer being...

Having a backup of a 1) computer no longer being manufactured 2) put on an obscure medium nobody's had for a 20 years and and 3) unintentionally
encrypting the contents with a custom filesystem.
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 May 2019, 15:18
Replies: 26
Views: 1,883
Posted By jizmo
Personally I just lost most of the Amiga stuff,...

Personally I just lost most of the Amiga stuff, meaning that I loaned them away and never bothering to get them back. So, I was left with hundreds of disks that I rummaged through a few years ago and...
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