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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 December 2019, 01:42
Replies: 580
Views: 27,650
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: 580
Views: 27,650
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: 580
Views: 27,650
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: 537
Views: 41,946
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: 29
Views: 756
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: 580
Views: 27,650
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: 2,184
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: 580
Views: 27,650
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: 9
Views: 874
Posted By rare_j
Only Amiga makes it possible!

Only Amiga makes it possible!
Forum: Hardware mods 14 November 2019, 15:35
Replies: 32
Views: 1,635
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: 670
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: 970
Views: 56,727
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: 1,936
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: 903
Views: 178,375
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: 7,302
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: 921
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: 921
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: 7,302
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: 7,302
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: 580
Views: 27,650
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: 580
Views: 27,650
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: 89
Views: 7,256
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: 25
Views: 4,249
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: 772
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: 2,184
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: 95,072
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: 34,012
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: 1,670
Posted By rare_j
Some speculation here: Register...

Some speculation here: Register (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/20/ibm_openpower_isa/)
Forum: News 23 August 2019, 21:01
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By rare_j
Yeah I don't really get this. I thought the whole...

Yeah I don't really get this. I thought the whole point of POWER was to run AIX and all the associated enterprise level things that brings.
Maybe this is to encourage more linux involvement.
Forum: Coders. Contest 17 August 2019, 17:22
Replies: 1,679
Views: 124,877
Posted By rare_j
Possibly from a Thunderforce game on the...

Possibly from a Thunderforce game on the Megadrive.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 August 2019, 14:33
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By rare_j
R-Type final is a really nice game in a lot of...

R-Type final is a really nice game in a lot of ways and I enjoyed it a lot.
The framerate issues take the shine off it quite a bit. Gradius V never really grabbed me.
No that it isn't the better...
Forum: OT - General 12 August 2019, 04:42
Replies: 140
Views: 8,209
Posted By rare_j
I also think it is ok to use ripped graphics to...

I also think it is ok to use ripped graphics to produce a pastiche, or a tribute to the original work. Like if you're doing a remix, or a parody of someone else's work. For fun.

Not for profit...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2019, 23:21
Replies: 69
Views: 3,952
Posted By rare_j
Very impressive!

Very impressive!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 August 2019, 03:03
Replies: 163
Views: 13,562
Posted By rare_j
Has there ever been a consolized computer that...

Has there ever been a consolized computer that was successful?
It just can't work. The whole dynamic of it is wrong. You only ever get shovelware that costs more money.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 August 2019, 00:56
Replies: 69
Views: 3,952
Posted By rare_j
Can you share with us some details about your...

Can you share with us some details about your spacecraft?
Forum: Amiga scene 27 July 2019, 13:05
Replies: 970
Views: 56,727
Posted By rare_j
There was space in the case for a 3.5 inch hard...

There was space in the case for a 3.5 inch hard drive.
Laptop drives were so expensive, no doubt the A1200 could have been a serious computer for a lot more people. A1200 owners could have user PC...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2019, 22:39
Replies: 47
Views: 2,428
Posted By rare_j
Interesting tests, I remember a few games of that...

Interesting tests, I remember a few games of that era had baffling issues, unfortunately all the ones I wanted to play it seemed! Have you looked at the vogons forums? There's a ton of chat on there...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 July 2019, 21:03
Replies: 47
Views: 2,428
Posted By rare_j
Post pics please!

Post pics please!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 July 2019, 21:07
Replies: 30
Views: 1,385
Posted By rare_j
It has to be this 'beauty', straight out of...

It has to be this 'beauty', straight out of Supercars II

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_SZ
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 July 2019, 04:44
Replies: 39
Views: 2,851
Posted By rare_j
Deluxe paint was the amiga's killer app. Lack of...

Deluxe paint was the amiga's killer app. Lack of A600 numpad meant the perspective controls couldn't be used.
Brilliant move by commodore. Leave off the hardware used by your computer's killer app.
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