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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 May 2020, 07:58
Replies: 313
Views: 18,541
Posted By jizmo
Looking back into games and demos of the past,...

Looking back into games and demos of the past, the minimalistic flat shaded 3D looks more like a stylish choice of design, and thus seems to have fared better the test of time compared to the early...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2020, 19:48
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By jizmo
You weren't the only one; many actually did make...

You weren't the only one; many actually did make the switch, and tried to lure others to join as well.

While I personally was put off by the brand and the recycled case, I did find the inner works...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2020, 12:22
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By jizmo
What if Commodore and Atari had buried the hatch and worked together?

It’s early 90s.

Atari STE has been out for one year and Atari has not been able to make a dent on the Amiga market. Many have stepped over to Amiga side, but still there’s a dedicated user base...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 April 2020, 16:49
Replies: 44
Views: 8,444
Posted By jizmo
After just watching Deformations by Deform...

After just watching Deformations by Deform (1992), I have to add it to this list as well.

While the presentation is uneven – even barren at times – the amazing code by Musashi twists and turns...
Forum: support.Demos 27 April 2020, 06:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,408
Posted By jizmo
Visually it's identical to this Savage Surprise...

Visually it's identical to this Savage Surprise intro listed in Janeway (http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/release.php?id=19962).

The version listed there uses Romeo Knight's music in Noisetracker...
Forum: support.Demos 26 April 2020, 21:38
Replies: 13
Views: 1,408
Posted By jizmo
Too bad I saw this request a bit too late, good...

Too bad I saw this request a bit too late, good to see you found it out eventually (and it made for a good story, too).

You can find more samples and loans used in Amiga games and demos in this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 April 2020, 21:05
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By jizmo
Exactly, I played the game first on DOS, then got...

Exactly, I played the game first on DOS, then got it for Amiga, and kept on hearing about "graphically superior" Macintosh and Atari ST versions. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed when I eventually...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 April 2020, 20:13
Replies: 26
Views: 1,566
Posted By jizmo
You can actually get some real music out of 48k...

You can actually get some real music out of 48k Spectrum – it's just ridiculously hard.

There are nice demos (some of them already mentioned here) that show what can be done if you rip the system...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 April 2020, 11:48
Replies: 63
Views: 16,926
Posted By jizmo
Awesome update, no9 – especially the samples used...

Awesome update, no9 – especially the samples used in Desert Dream :great

I've tried to hunt them before down but with no luck.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 April 2020, 07:55
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By jizmo
It is, and it's one of the items on my next batch...

It is, and it's one of the items on my next batch to origins of Amiga musics thread (https://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=81207) when I get around updating it.
Forum: Amiga scene 20 April 2020, 11:31
Replies: 31
Views: 2,148
Posted By jizmo
Thanks for this, watched all the way through with...

Thanks for this, watched all the way through with interest.

Action Replay III was to me the most interesting and important piece of hardware I ever owned for A500 and I'm still constantly taken...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 April 2020, 09:58
Replies: 39
Views: 5,279
Posted By jizmo
Gravedigging this up thread up. I just finished...

Gravedigging this up thread up. I just finished listening to Retro Hour Podcast (https://theretrohour.com/flight-of-the-amazon-queen-ep206/) with John Passfield as the guest, where he said that FOTAQ...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 April 2020, 08:34
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By jizmo
Definitely one of the nicer Amiga intros out...

Definitely one of the nicer Amiga intros out there, was going to be a clear winner before the entry from Logicoma & Loonies showed up.

Tight race, it could have gone either way. Thanks for making...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2020, 22:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By jizmo
This one flew right under my radar with all the...

This one flew right under my radar with all the cool releases from Revision. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 March 2020, 05:49
Replies: 101
Views: 7,518
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, 18:14
Replies: 16
Views: 1,044
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, 19:27
Replies: 101
Views: 7,518
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, 11:31
Replies: 40
Views: 1,900
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, 07:34
Replies: 40
Views: 1,900
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, 17:29
Replies: 32
Views: 2,275
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, 12:54
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
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, 19:46
Replies: 29
Views: 1,932
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, 17:04
Replies: 27
Views: 1,813
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, 09:16
Replies: 1,178
Views: 82,699
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, 13:27
Replies: 1,178
Views: 82,699
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, 07:35
Replies: 1
Views: 2,989
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, 15:44
Replies: 26
Views: 912
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, 10:50
Replies: 153
Views: 6,578
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, 19:52
Replies: 75
Views: 3,183
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, 19:23
Replies: 75
Views: 3,183
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, 20:22
Replies: 75
Views: 3,183
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, 09:54
Replies: 228
Views: 43,849
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, 17:41
Replies: 228
Views: 43,849
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, 09:55
Replies: 1,178
Views: 82,699
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, 08:13
Replies: 1,178
Views: 82,699
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, 06:57
Replies: 1,178
Views: 82,699
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, 13:58
Replies: 1,178
Views: 82,699
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, 12:47
Replies: 1,178
Views: 82,699
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, 11:47
Replies: 162
Views: 8,393
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, 11:22
Replies: 29
Views: 4,719
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...
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