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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 15:09
Replies: 51
Views: 9,053
Posted By Foebane
Seems odd to offer specific functionality to...

Seems odd to offer specific functionality to computer hardware without providing it with the necessary resources, doesn't it? Wasn't this hardware expandable?
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 15:05
Replies: 172
Views: 10,017
Posted By Foebane
Id Software weren't interested in the Amiga, they...

Id Software weren't interested in the Amiga, they were formerly Apple ][ and later IBM PC specialists.

The Masters of Doom book mentions them dealing with an Amiga specialist at one point, but the...
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 07:39
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
I have to admit, I don't really care at all for...

I have to admit, I don't really care at all for the Amiga 1000, it was a dry-run, a prototype, an initial basic version that was overpriced and underpowered. It looked ugly and cheesy with that...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 February 2021, 16:22
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
That's down to a lack of double buffer in...

That's down to a lack of double buffer in Workbench, so you can see the colours as the individual bitplanes are redrawn.
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 22:23
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
I mean later on; the Topaz font changed when...

I mean later on; the Topaz font changed when Workbench itself went "3D".
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 22:14
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
I'm sure you can change the fonts as well, to...

I'm sure you can change the fonts as well, to make it still easier to read.

In your above picture of Workbench, the original "serif" Topaz font is used, but then, for later Workbench revisions,...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 21:20
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
I don't get this obsession with textmodes that...

I don't get this obsession with textmodes that the OP has: ugly, blocky, limited little things that can't mix with graphics.

When I think of textmode, I think of the BBC Micro's Teletext chip that...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 21:16
Replies: 191
Views: 5,273
Posted By Foebane
Optional. As an example, Frontier: Elite 2 needs...

Optional. As an example, Frontier: Elite 2 needs a beefy processor to run smooth, not an A500 or an A1200, even though most played it on that.
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 17:41
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
Concerning 80-column text, I'm reminded of the...

Concerning 80-column text, I'm reminded of the Atari ST, which had two issues, as I recall:

1. Some help files were 40-column, some were 80-column, but you had to manually go into the settings to...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 11:43
Replies: 191
Views: 5,273
Posted By Foebane
The projects MUST run on stock hardware of A500...

The projects MUST run on stock hardware of A500 or A1200 AT LEAST, and be compatible with faster hardware.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 February 2021, 14:35
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
What about those here on EAB who said that the...

What about those here on EAB who said that the Amiga FAILED because it hasn't survived to the present day in some modern incarnation?

I'm not kidding, they said the Amiga failed. I reject that...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 February 2021, 05:34
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
Yes, that's right, there's footage of Warhol...

Yes, that's right, there's footage of Warhol demonstrating the Amiga's graphical abilities, although there was a tense moment when he uses a buggy flood fill routine to colour Debbie Harry's hair in...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 February 2021, 01:57
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
Yeeeeessssss, I've heard of this weird anomaly...

Yeeeeessssss, I've heard of this weird anomaly with PC owners and their graphics, like they DESPISE pixel ratios of 1:2 or 2:1, preferring instead perfectly SQUARE pixels. Rather baffling, really.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 February 2021, 01:47
Replies: 590
Views: 37,460
Posted By Foebane
Konrad is saying something similar now,...

Konrad is saying something similar now, suggesting that the MegaDrive conversion of SF2 could very likely not be the best version possible on THAT platform, neither.

It's all pointless...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2021, 17:52
Replies: 590
Views: 37,460
Posted By Foebane
Oh look, it's Konrad's 666th post! Or rather, his...

Oh look, it's Konrad's 666th post! Or rather, his Damien Thorn AKA Antichrist post! What are the chances of me catching it, huh? :D
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 23:12
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
I figured that there was too much tech inside the...

I figured that there was too much tech inside the modulator to fit in the A500 case itself, which was already crammed with the Amiga tech proper. Same for the PSU. The PSU issue never bothered me...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 21:56
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
I think the TV drama Micro Men summed it up best,...

I think the TV drama Micro Men summed it up best, especially for computing in the UK: The competition at the time consisted of smaller companies like Acorn and Sinclair, with their competing products...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 17:59
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By Foebane
That is one fucking AMAZING demo! Sceners...

That is one fucking AMAZING demo!

Sceners are really pushing the envelope with A500 demos lately, with classics like The Fall, De Profundis, Eon and now this.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 15:29
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
I have to agree: separate bitplanes may be a boon...

I have to agree: separate bitplanes may be a boon for 2D scrolling games, but it's certainly not designed for word processing or DTP in Workbench. I'll never forget the snail's pace of updates,...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 12:32
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
What are you talking about? Apple, the cancer on...

What are you talking about? Apple, the cancer on the IT industry that it is, is still with us to this day. Apple should've died out, too.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 06:40
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By Foebane
Click on the "thumb up" on that list and it will...

Click on the "thumb up" on that list and it will sort them by highest rated first, so you'll see all of the classics right there and then. Enjoy!
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 01:29
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
I've been a massive fan of Amiga music since I...

I've been a massive fan of Amiga music since I first heard it in 1990! Even nowadays, even though I use WinUAE emulation, I still regularly listen to Amiga demos on FLAC recordings, or live on WinUAE...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 February 2021, 22:43
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
I was going to mention that the Amiga was the...

I was going to mention that the Amiga was the "creatives' computer", but I didn't want to muddy the waters. I mean, how many of these creatives would also be bothered by the interlace flicker, even...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 February 2021, 21:54
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Foebane
Last I heard, the Amiga was first and foremost a...

Last I heard, the Amiga was first and foremost a GAMING machine.

OP, in your OP, you mention the word "work" NINE times. The Amiga was for gaming, not work.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 February 2021, 21:09
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By Foebane
I have to agree about Lotus and Crazy Cars, the...

I have to agree about Lotus and Crazy Cars, the Amiga had loads of those Pole Position-type racing games that were really honestly CRAP, as there's no real sense of 3D or 2D space at all. With Lotus,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 February 2021, 22:39
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By Foebane
I remember briefly seeing Power Drift in the...

I remember briefly seeing Power Drift in the arcade back in around 1990 and being quite impressed. I think it's down to the lines of sprites that make up the tracks - if I remember, they both scaled...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 February 2021, 18:38
Replies: 822
Views: 191,421
Posted By Foebane
Very morbid backdrop, I must say. :shocked

Very morbid backdrop, I must say. :shocked
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 February 2021, 15:12
Replies: 4,523
Views: 902,499
Posted By Foebane
I played E-Motion for the first time in over a...

I played E-Motion for the first time in over a year (probably) and got this far, went to the top of the high score table! Never beat it, though.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 February 2021, 22:31
Replies: 63
Views: 8,149
Posted By Foebane
OMG, even before seeing the video, I'm laughing...

OMG, even before seeing the video, I'm laughing at the title! "Thing" - didn't they have a thesaurus to hand to find alternative words to "breed"?

I'm reminded of Pippin from Lord of the Rings...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 February 2021, 16:22
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By Foebane
Your Favourite Amiga Games?

Back in the day, I played a few Amiga games in the first few months of my Amiga 500 ownership but got sucked into the Demoscene, but I was still young and a gamer back then, so I also played certain...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 February 2021, 20:57
Replies: 270
Views: 30,241
Posted By Foebane
Well, yeah, that too. :(

Well, yeah, that too. :(
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 22:50
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Foebane
No I won't, I don't have any large collections,...

No I won't, I don't have any large collections, and my Steam collection is only about eight games in total.

Expensive? a 500Gb device for just over £50? Seems a relative bargain to me, considering...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 February 2021, 21:17
Replies: 270
Views: 30,241
Posted By Foebane
Interesting, indeed. I did note with sadness...

Interesting, indeed.

I did note with sadness the guy explaining that linking competing consoles like XBox and Playstation is a no-no, or so say the corporations behind them. Of course, Sony and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 February 2021, 19:15
Replies: 243
Views: 48,858
Posted By Foebane
It's great that they also advertised the Amiga...

It's great that they also advertised the Amiga brand itself, in the third picture in #242.
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 18:00
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Foebane
I've had SSDs for a few years, and I enjoyed...

I've had SSDs for a few years, and I enjoyed their smaller size and faster speed, but when I heard about M.2 SSDs that are the same capacities AND screw directly onto the motherboard, I frothed at...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 16:39
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Foebane
D'oh, forgot about that. Maybe pay for extended...

D'oh, forgot about that. Maybe pay for extended warranties, too?



I'd only use a new HDD for backup purposes, but I am thinking of getting a M.2 PCIe SSD as my next upgrade project for my PC,...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 15:14
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Foebane
1. I wonder about the non-standard parts in NUCs...

1. I wonder about the non-standard parts in NUCs (at least I think they are)
2. Would you buy PC refurbs yourself? I suppose you'd have no choice if they were Amigas :)
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 13:42
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Foebane
I was using that link to show people what I was...

I was using that link to show people what I was talking about generally, I wasn't seriously considering NUCs slower than my current i3-8100! I know the Celeron is a big step backwards! :)

I know...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 13:19
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Foebane
Evidence?

Evidence?
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 February 2021, 11:57
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Foebane
I wouldn't go as far as a compute stick, but I'm...

I wouldn't go as far as a compute stick, but I'm talking about for general PC use. I mean, I look at my current PC tower and am shocked at how such a small amount of tech inside the box can end up...
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