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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 April 2018, 21:48
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By jizmo
We've never had any black&white TVs in my...

We've never had any black&white TVs in my lifetime - even my first VIC-20 was happily plugged to a color set.

With the exception of those early pong style consoles, I don't remember ever seeing a...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 April 2018, 18:40
Replies: 58
Views: 9,815
Posted By jizmo
daXX was getting better remix by remix and I...

daXX was getting better remix by remix and I really applauded the way he kept true to the originals and made improvements to the sounds and the soundstage, and didn't wander too far away from the...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2018, 12:54
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By jizmo
Can you point out exactly who is nagging here?...

Can you point out exactly who is nagging here? :rolleyes
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 April 2018, 07:55
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By jizmo
I haven't ever really played the Amiga version,...

I haven't ever really played the Amiga version, but it would've made a terrific game if the port was any good - which it obviously isn't.

Lookin at it now it seems that the parallax clouds in...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2018, 07:48
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By jizmo
It would be a very good starting point for many...

It would be a very good starting point for many if you'd remove the rom and WHD files and hosted it somewhere. Or write an article in detail what you've done here.

Or both.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 April 2018, 17:51
Replies: 57
Views: 2,709
Posted By jizmo
Lord Helmet's take of it with comments from Hydra...

Lord Helmet's take of it with comments from Hydra (http://hugi.scene.org/online/hugi38/hugi%2038%20-%20demoscene%20forum%20lord%20helmet%20why%20raw%20succeeded.htm)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 April 2018, 16:45
Replies: 57
Views: 2,709
Posted By jizmo
Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but to me...

Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but to me Magic Circle's Big Font demo is what Amiga was all about in the eighties: Huge scrollers, pixel perfect graphics and tons of colors that no other...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2018, 16:24
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By jizmo
Looks super cute. Is there an image available?

Looks super cute. Is there an image available?
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2018, 16:24
Replies: 43
Views: 2,468
Posted By jizmo
Despite the possible incompatibility issues I...

Despite the possible incompatibility issues I find it impressive that you targeted A500 and managed to create a genuinely good demo much more creative than anything seen on Amiga for ages.

Looking...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2018, 16:44
Replies: 44
Views: 1,882
Posted By jizmo
I'm not quite sure why I even bother to reply to...

I'm not quite sure why I even bother to reply to this obvious provocation - but anyone atrocious enough to make claims of SID being overrated should probably have a listen through MultiStyle Labs'...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 March 2018, 15:09
Replies: 44
Views: 1,882
Posted By jizmo
Every musician borrows or gets inspired by other...

Every musician borrows or gets inspired by other songs, either intentionally or by accident.

I've gathered quite a lot of these straight loans and samples...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 March 2018, 19:06
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By jizmo
Since Amibian is so highly optimised on...

Since Amibian is so highly optimised on Raspberry, I wonder if Shapeshifter/Fusion through Amiga emulation will actually outperform the RPi native mac emulators, like Basilisk II.
Forum: Collections 10 January 2018, 20:05
Replies: 548
Views: 43,591
Posted By jizmo
This is my option of choice, thanks a lot for...

This is my option of choice, thanks a lot for going through the trouble :agree
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2018, 10:22
Replies: 1,857
Views: 243,993
Posted By jizmo
I remember reading from computer magazines of how...

I remember reading from computer magazines of how one should be careful not to break floppy disk stepper motor, and how there were some programs or viruses that could potentially harm one's disk...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 December 2017, 13:05
Replies: 16
Views: 1,445
Posted By jizmo
There was a nifty little intro released at the...

There was a nifty little intro released at the Load Error 2017 earlier this year showing that shows that Blitz basic really goes a long way, even for some demo coding.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 December 2017, 18:02
Replies: 184
Views: 15,274
Posted By jizmo
Love it when someone puts their money where their...

Love it when someone puts their money where their mouth is. Well done.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 December 2017, 23:09
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By jizmo
Cheers for the tip, interesting stuff! No...

Cheers for the tip, interesting stuff!

No solid clues for the origins of the pictures here, but there were some additional images that could help narrowing it down if multiple images on the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 December 2017, 19:49
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By jizmo
I always used to play Arkanoid in the penny...

I always used to play Arkanoid in the penny arcade and enjoyed it on C64 as well, but Giganoid could be the first ever game I saw on Amiga, and I was really blown to bits by the gfx and the digitised...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 December 2017, 19:51
Replies: 184
Views: 15,274
Posted By jizmo
That's easy. No lazy porting, optimise the...

That's easy. No lazy porting, optimise the texture mapping engine and target 1x1 resolution. Don't communicate with anyone bright enough who's actually solved this, for the Atari people will win.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 December 2017, 08:07
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By jizmo
Tools of choice that will get installed every...

Tools of choice that will get installed every time: DirectoryOpus, Audition IV, Protracker, DPaint and CShell.

And if I was to bring back an A500 to life after years of being tucked away in...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 December 2017, 16:34
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By jizmo
The other image on the Digi Paint disk is scanned...

The other image on the Digi Paint disk is scanned from Yves Saint Laurent magazine AD called 'Papillon'.

My strong hunch is that the source of this scan is one of the women's fashion magazines of...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 December 2017, 12:04
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By jizmo
I was referring to the usual 512kb fastmem...

I was referring to the usual 512kb fastmem expansion on top of your usual chip memory, or machines with 1mb of chip. I vaguely remember reading somewhere the sliced/dynamic ham screenmodes need some...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 December 2017, 10:55
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By jizmo
Currently mostly using sliced palettes and...

Currently mostly using sliced palettes and dynamic hires, some images are SHAM or sliced EHB if there's too much bleeding with the HAM mode.



Nope, 16 colours with some nifty dithering :agree
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 December 2017, 10:21
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By jizmo
Newtek demo reel - Remastered

I started tracing back and collecting these well known Amiga pictures a while back (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=72389)and soon figured out these new clearer, better quality masters would...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 December 2017, 20:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By jizmo
Cool stuff, Bastich. Love the graphics style of...

Cool stuff, Bastich. Love the graphics style of them mountains!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 December 2017, 08:29
Replies: 184
Views: 15,274
Posted By jizmo
Reading this thread just gave me the biggest ice...

Reading this thread just gave me the biggest ice cream headache ever. Not only with the demand of someone else to get off their ass and to code a Wolfenstein for Amiga, but then the whole...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 December 2017, 15:34
Replies: 40
Views: 6,160
Posted By jizmo
Never saw this one before, very impressive...

Never saw this one before, very impressive indeed! Would be a feat if someone pulled a similar effect on a vanilla A500 even today.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 November 2017, 19:37
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By jizmo
As much as I adore Dreams/Fantasies/Illusions,...

As much as I adore Dreams/Fantasies/Illusions, they do feel quite poor physics and design wise after Slam Tilt, especially when played in hires.

The table designs in Slam Tilt are very solid, some...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 November 2017, 13:22
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By jizmo
So, I bought this piano with light-up keys for my daughter..

..and decided to put it in a good use :D

https://youtu.be/0CtlqlKsD3c
Forum: support.Apps 28 October 2017, 12:06
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By jizmo
Yes, and apparently there's even a Sheepshaver...

Yes, and apparently there's even a Sheepshaver port (https://www.novaspirit.com/2017/04/13/running-mac-os-9-x-raspberry-pi/) available.
Forum: support.Apps 27 October 2017, 09:24
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By jizmo
Shapeshifter vs Basilisk II on a Rpi3

If one wanted to emulate a Mac on my Raspberry Pi 3, would I be better off using Shapeshifter through Amiga emulator, or the Basilisk II port?

Usually this is not even a question since the native...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 October 2017, 18:04
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By jizmo
When were they located in here?

When were they located in here?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 September 2017, 08:20
Replies: 1,857
Views: 243,993
Posted By jizmo
Why does WB 1.3 have a default icon for disks but...

Why does WB 1.3 have a default icon for disks but not files and folders?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 August 2017, 10:06
Replies: 43
Views: 9,901
Posted By jizmo
Egyptian levels in platformers are common - and...

Egyptian levels in platformers are common - and so is that familiar, much recycled Egyptian theme. The song is called The Streets of Cairo (http://bit.ly/2vr13wF), aka The Snake Charmer Song, and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 August 2017, 12:07
Replies: 43
Views: 9,901
Posted By jizmo
I do remember the song, wonder what the letter...

I do remember the song, wonder what the letter was all about.

There's at least the 'Let the base kick' sample from N.W.A.: Something 2 Dance 2 (1988) (http://bit.ly/2w1eN5I), and a shout that...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 August 2017, 09:25
Replies: 43
Views: 9,901
Posted By jizmo
Jarre, hopefully you'll some day find out just...

Jarre, hopefully you'll some day find out just how much the Amiga loves you.

Budbrain: Megademo 2 loader (1990) (http://bit.ly/2hXzw0O) by Diablo pairs samples (actually quite brilliantly) from...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 August 2017, 13:26
Replies: 40
Views: 6,160
Posted By jizmo
Shining's Vector Exterminator (1991)...

Shining's Vector Exterminator (1991) (http://bit.ly/2rxh1Dk) features bitmap zoomers and super fast vectors, among some other effects that were very fresh both idea and code wise.

Sanity's Arte...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 August 2017, 13:31
Replies: 109
Views: 18,918
Posted By jizmo
I only learned about this project today. I was...

I only learned about this project today. I was going to do the very same for my favourite games a few years ago since keeping them sandboxed in their own HDF files makes a lot of sense emulator wise....
Forum: Amiga scene 27 June 2017, 08:54
Replies: 238
Views: 13,762
Posted By jizmo
Remember that obnoxious kid from your street, the...

Remember that obnoxious kid from your street, the one that back in 1993 kept on saying Amiga will never run Doom as well as a PC?

Find out where he lives these days and invite him over.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 June 2017, 22:24
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By jizmo
If super fast vectors and bitmap zoomers are your...

If super fast vectors and bitmap zoomers are your thing, Shining's Vector Exterminator (1991) (http://bit.ly/2rxh1Dk) is certainly one of the most technically impressive demos that for some reason...
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