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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 21:14
Replies: 78
Views: 2,251
Posted By rare_j
The point is nobody wanted any of these crappy cd...

The point is nobody wanted any of these crappy cd add-on systems until it turned up in 1995!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 01:52
Replies: 78
Views: 2,251
Posted By rare_j
People at the time didn't want an A500 with a cd...

People at the time didn't want an A500 with a cd rom any more than they wanted a megadrive with a cd rom.
It turns out what they really wanted was a playstation.
Forum: support.Other 11 January 2020, 03:47
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By rare_j
I used MountDos for zip disks - it does the job...

I used MountDos for zip disks - it does the job of mounting all the msdos partitions it finds on a device automatically. You can get it to list paritions, generate mountlists which you can then save,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2020, 22:09
Replies: 153
Views: 5,209
Posted By rare_j
Ha ha, the answer nobody wants... 'it depends'

Ha ha, the answer nobody wants... 'it depends'
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2020, 03:22
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By rare_j
Secret Dungeons ...

Secret Dungeons

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ioVUXRGJJJk
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2020, 03:10
Replies: 153
Views: 5,209
Posted By rare_j
It doesn't matter what hardware was more capable....

It doesn't matter what hardware was more capable. Console owners typically had a few games a year because the carts were so expensive. So having the best arcade ports is nice but ultimately a hollow...
Forum: News 07 January 2020, 02:49
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By rare_j
Jaz Rignall had a hand in this apparently. You've...

Jaz Rignall had a hand in this apparently. You've got to admit it's an absolute belter of a line up. Difficult to fault it.
We're taking it as a given they've got to be British games, I think he's...
Forum: News 06 January 2020, 21:37
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By rare_j
Without fully reading your post I was already...

Without fully reading your post I was already mentally composing a letter of complaint to the post office regarding the lack of Amiga games in the line up... Bloody hell it's half Amiga! Nice one...
Forum: project.MAGE 05 January 2020, 15:09
Replies: 2,834
Views: 275,646
Posted By rare_j
Finally got some to get this great collection...

Finally got some to get this great collection downloaded and set up - massive thanks to DamienD for sharing his collection.
It's really nice to use a properly curated collection including loads of...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 December 2019, 12:19
Replies: 132
Views: 7,287
Posted By rare_j
Thanks for porting!! This looks like a...

Thanks for porting!!
This looks like a variation of Hyper Active, which Special FX did for the spectrum and was released on a Sinclair User covertape
Screenhots: ...
Forum: OT - General 26 December 2019, 02:27
Replies: 121
Views: 4,801
Posted By rare_j
I'm updating the family laptop to windows 10...

I'm updating the family laptop to windows 10 later today, feels like a step back with the irritating forced restarting and the meaningless surfer dude error messages and the useless start bar search...
Forum: Coders. General 13 December 2019, 11:24
Replies: 574
Views: 47,626
Posted By rare_j
Good on you mate. Let’s see a demo of some stuff...

Good on you mate. Let’s see a demo of some stuff moving around and go from there. :great
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 December 2019, 01:42
Replies: 621
Views: 33,444
Posted By rare_j
Result! What hardware is going into this build?...

Result! What hardware is going into this build? Are you sticking with that AGP Rage128?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 December 2019, 22:04
Replies: 621
Views: 33,444
Posted By rare_j
Yes, it definitely could be too big for the board...

Yes, it definitely could be too big for the board to see. Can you find the manual for the motherboard anywhere? I remember years ago pairing a large hard drive with a motherboard that didn't support...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 December 2019, 22:58
Replies: 621
Views: 33,444
Posted By rare_j
Nice find! Windows 95 or 98 would suit that well...

Nice find! Windows 95 or 98 would suit that well I think.
Forum: Coders. General 04 December 2019, 22:56
Replies: 574
Views: 47,626
Posted By rare_j
Pocket Color versions would make a good base for...

Pocket Color versions would make a good base for Amiga version.
Forum: Games images which need to be WHDified 27 November 2019, 22:41
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By rare_j
"Ooh, now he can't be too happy with that...

"Ooh, now he can't be too happy with that one"
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2019, 21:40
Replies: 621
Views: 33,444
Posted By rare_j
Thanks for the tips, yeah tried all that stuff....

Thanks for the tips, yeah tried all that stuff. I've been all over vogons. My voodoo 2 is never gonna work with statically linked glide executables, as the pc is too fast. So I'm back on the voodoo...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 24 November 2019, 20:20
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By rare_j
It's a great trailer, congrats! Any updates to...

It's a great trailer, congrats!
Any updates to share for Blimpgeddon? Those graphic samples do look really nice.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2019, 21:32
Replies: 621
Views: 33,444
Posted By rare_j
Well you were right. First track of Screamer 2 is...

Well you were right. First track of Screamer 2 is a bit glitchy on 3dfx but tolerable, but all the other tracks after are so bad they’re unplayable.
I stand corrected.
Sort of tempted to look out...
Forum: request.Other 16 November 2019, 11:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By rare_j
Only Amiga makes it possible!

Only Amiga makes it possible!
Forum: Hardware mods 14 November 2019, 15:35
Replies: 47
Views: 3,435
Posted By rare_j
Does it convert 50hz to 60hz frame rate...

Does it convert 50hz to 60hz frame rate conversion or does it do upscaling only?
Forum: project.EAB 13 November 2019, 23:07
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By rare_j
This is a good thing, good work team. :great

This is a good thing, good work team. :great
Forum: Amiga scene 02 November 2019, 14:10
Replies: 994
Views: 60,728
Posted By rare_j
This is it, Amiga is squeezed by the PC for...

This is it, Amiga is squeezed by the PC for productivity and smashed by Playstation for games. Amiga was totally impractical by 1998, possibly sooner.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 November 2019, 04:09
Replies: 50
Views: 2,185
Posted By rare_j
Number one requirement for me is that the game...

Number one requirement for me is that the game fills the screen right into the overscan area.
Second, there should be something going on in the background (of a platformer) that really adds to the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 October 2019, 11:21
Replies: 904
Views: 180,391
Posted By rare_j
Nice copper gradient effect on the sky there

Nice copper gradient effect on the sky there
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 October 2019, 19:52
Replies: 162
Views: 7,853
Posted By rare_j
Back in the day, how long did console owners wait...

Back in the day, how long did console owners wait between new games? Months. Because they were so expensive. And they were shitty PAL conversions.

Amiga owners had something new to play with...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2019, 00:47
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By rare_j
Thanks for the tip, will look out for this.

Thanks for the tip, will look out for this.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 October 2019, 23:10
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By rare_j
Yeah I would be none the wiser as well. Really...

Yeah I would be none the wiser as well. Really interested as to how you can tell.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 October 2019, 04:09
Replies: 162
Views: 7,853
Posted By rare_j
Probably you just outgrew video games not long...

Probably you just outgrew video games not long after that time. I think this discussion is more for people who never outgrew games, and look back at those earlier fond memories with a more discerning...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 October 2019, 03:11
Replies: 162
Views: 7,853
Posted By rare_j
I did really like New Zealand Story back then,...

I did really like New Zealand Story back then, and I suppose some of the early levels are charming, but I realize now it all too soon descends into a horrible and dull maze em up.
Play it for 15...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 October 2019, 00:16
Replies: 621
Views: 33,444
Posted By rare_j
Floppy disk Thanks for the tip, I played Screamer 2 in...

Thanks for the tip, I played Screamer 2 in software mode back in the day, and yes the glide version arguably looks worse but I wanted to play it again with the massively increased framerate you get...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 September 2019, 01:07
Replies: 621
Views: 33,444
Posted By rare_j
Finally got around to properly setting up my...

Finally got around to properly setting up my ‘rig’, which in reality a very unassuming looking small form factor dell desktop from the early 2000’s.
I’ve gone for a voodoo graphics (not voodoo2)...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 September 2019, 02:34
Replies: 90
Views: 8,559
Posted By rare_j
In Lotus 2 you can drive under lorry trailers in...

In Lotus 2 you can drive under lorry trailers in one of the later levels.

The conversation trees in the communications screens in Supercars 2.

Ice cream in speedball 2 (already mentioned, but...
Forum: News 15 September 2019, 13:41
Replies: 48
Views: 6,610
Posted By rare_j
I have a 68010 to donate if you want it. Let me...

I have a 68010 to donate if you want it. Let me know if interested.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 September 2019, 02:47
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By rare_j
I've tried emulators on Wii and wasn't impressed....

I've tried emulators on Wii and wasn't impressed. Like ransom1122 says , best thing you can do is get Nintendont on it with a fat memory stick full of Gamecube games.
I'm kind of obsessed with GT...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 01 September 2019, 21:49
Replies: 17
Views: 2,522
Posted By rare_j
Really nice Speccy effort there, played through...

Really nice Speccy effort there, played through it a few nights ago and really enjoyed it. The duck mechanic works particularly well.
Maybe in the Amiga version ease the player into it a bit more...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 August 2019, 18:02
Replies: 561
Views: 95,855
Posted By rare_j
There's a lot of problems with the artwork on...

There's a lot of problems with the artwork on close inspection, but it does the job of inviting you to consider the game as entertaining, and something you'd like to play.
It's not laughably awful...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 27 August 2019, 21:20
Replies: 109
Views: 35,148
Posted By rare_j
It's a great site, I visit it often, well done....

It's a great site, I visit it often, well done. :great
Forum: News 23 August 2019, 23:53
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By rare_j
Some speculation here: Register...

Some speculation here: Register (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/20/ibm_openpower_isa/)
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