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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 October 2019, 21:50
Replies: 19
Views: 2,083
Posted By dreamkatcha
Another gem! Don't think I've ever seen that in...

Another gem! Don't think I've ever seen that in the Amiga version and I played it quite a bit as a kid so would likely remember.

Just looked up the credits for the Genesis version. Guess what?...
Forum: HOL data problems 03 August 2019, 11:17
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By dreamkatcha
Bio Challenge cheat

The warp to boss cheat for this doesn't work in a few different releases I tried so I suspect it refers to the ST original. Escape doesn't pause the game for a start.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 July 2019, 09:42
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By dreamkatcha
Brilliant, thanks very much. I'll give you a nod...

Brilliant, thanks very much. I'll give you a nod in my article when I point out what it is.

I never would have guessed. I did try searching for images to identify it visually, but my keywords -...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 July 2019, 13:39
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By dreamkatcha
Name that vintage computer

I spotted this in the original 1978 Dawn of the Dead movie. It looks a lot like a Commodore VIC-20 to me, but the keyboard layout is a bit different and that wasn't released until 1981. Could this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 July 2019, 10:53
Replies: 19
Views: 2,083
Posted By dreamkatcha
Nice find. That does seem to be what they were...

Nice find. That does seem to be what they were going for. It reminds me of something similar I'm sure I've seen in the Beano or Dandy comics. Can't find it now though, just a few tutorials on how to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 July 2019, 02:12
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By dreamkatcha
Why did Ubisoft want us to vote for Zlu?

...and who is/are he/she/they/it?

You'll see this written on posters on the walls in their first game (Zombi (https://www.mobygames.com/game/zx-spectrum/zombi/screenshots/gameShotId,174047/))....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 July 2019, 00:10
Replies: 19
Views: 2,083
Posted By dreamkatcha
Ah ha, good job everyone. LOL @ Budbrain! I think...

Ah ha, good job everyone. LOL @ Budbrain! I think we can safely say Kilroy was there too... unless of course someone tried to stitch him up for graffiti crime. :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2019, 17:56
Replies: 19
Views: 2,083
Posted By dreamkatcha
Haha! The plot thickens. So the Americans nicked...

Haha! The plot thickens. So the Americans nicked the idea, renamed Foo and claimed him as their own. The gits! :nuts

...and then in the UK we did the same thing with Chad? Oh.

I see the Foo...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 June 2019, 22:22
Replies: 19
Views: 2,083
Posted By dreamkatcha
Yep, it's definitely in COD. There's a link to...

Yep, it's definitely in COD. There's a link to the evidence (https://www.reddit.com/r/WWII/comments/6vukuh/bringing_back_an_old_ww2_meme/) in the Wikipedia article on the subject. It says the meme...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 June 2019, 21:56
Replies: 19
Views: 2,083
Posted By dreamkatcha
theq, when you first said that I kicked myself...

theq, when you first said that I kicked myself for not remembering. I can't decide if you planted a fake memory in my head or what now. :D Maybe I was latching onto the writing on the wall in the...
Forum: HOL data problems 16 June 2019, 14:25
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks. No idea, sorry. I just stumbled across...

Thanks. No idea, sorry. I just stumbled across the info while researching for a review of the Amiga version. Yes, I thought the details of its release are a bit sketchy too. If I can contact the...
Forum: HOL data problems 16 June 2019, 11:41
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By dreamkatcha
Arachnophobia Atari ST version

The HOL entry for this says the ST version never happened, except you can get it from Atari Legend as of 2017.

https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_reviews_detail.php?game_id=6380&review_id=129
Forum: News 15 June 2019, 15:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By dreamkatcha
Great news of course, but I should point out that...

Great news of course, but I should point out that the former Ocean France guys weren't responsible for the Amiga version of Mr Nutz. That was by Neon Software and is very different to the SNES game.
Forum: Coders. General 29 May 2019, 13:03
Replies: 75
Views: 28,376
Posted By dreamkatcha
It turns it already kind of does batch...

It turns it already kind of does batch processing. Drag and drop loads of pics at once and it'll crunch through them in sequence. Nice.

Here's my demo results...
...
Forum: Coders. General 27 May 2019, 13:24
Replies: 75
Views: 28,376
Posted By dreamkatcha
Wow, that's fantastic, thanks. :) Is there a...

Wow, that's fantastic, thanks. :)

Is there a way to get it to batch process images?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 May 2019, 13:31
Replies: 19
Views: 2,083
Posted By dreamkatcha
Kilroy was here

Have any of you come across this phrase graffitied/scrawled on walls in Amiga (or whatever) games? It's a kind of real world US meme (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilroy_was_here) that dates back to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 April 2019, 22:47
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By dreamkatcha
Instant fun... just add Cannon Fodder

I was struggling to make Sturmtruppen look exciting. So I cheated. :D

https://youtu.be/tloLgC0Ul68
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 March 2019, 20:04
Replies: 34
Views: 1,878
Posted By dreamkatcha
Ah yes, that's definitely the same instrumental,...

Ah yes, that's definitely the same instrumental, and it's very close to the original so you'd expect that to be blocked too if my theory was right. Dunno then, just clutching at straws.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 March 2019, 16:46
Replies: 34
Views: 1,878
Posted By dreamkatcha
I've had tonnes of copyright claims, sometimes 10...

I've had tonnes of copyright claims, sometimes 10 for the same video. I'll tweak it, re-upload and pray the Powers that Be allow it. I wouldn't worry about being banned from YouTube altogether unless...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2019, 20:58
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By dreamkatcha
Right you lot, I dare you not to break out the...

Right you lot, I dare you not to break out the aciiiiiiiiiiiiiiid!!!! :cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZNwIwveaKk
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2019, 13:35
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks. I find these one-trick-wonder animations...

Thanks. I find these one-trick-wonder animations more interesting than some of the full-blown demos. I'd pretty much given up when I found them by accident on a compilation CD in DMS format. I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2019, 09:01
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By dreamkatcha
I've found all the rest of the Chuck and friends...

I've found all the rest of the Chuck and friends animations now, all 10 disks worth. Lots of quirky gaming parodies mostly, plus three longer, story style demos. I'll get 'em all on YouTube if...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 February 2019, 22:01
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By dreamkatcha
I finally remembered I was supposed to be...

I finally remembered I was supposed to be capturing Steve's animations for YouTube. Ta da...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eufkvxWWlDc
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 February 2019, 01:19
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By dreamkatcha
Yeah, definitely worth dying for! That really...

Yeah, definitely worth dying for! That really grabs you by the ears and makes you pay attention. :)

HOL says it's by Tim Bartlett.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2019, 23:10
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By dreamkatcha
Foebane - Yep, I wanted to go out on a high and...

Foebane - Yep, I wanted to go out on a high and thought that would fit the bill. It's amazing something so simple is this effective.

I actually had to reconstruct that because I couldn't capture...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2019, 09:48
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By dreamkatcha
Thanks. Time-stamped game titles are now in place...

Thanks. Time-stamped game titles are now in place in the video description for any you're not familiar with if you're curious.

Yep, I'm fairly sure it's the one place you can die in Monkey Island...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2019, 16:45
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By dreamkatcha
malko - Yep, I can see how that would have helped...

malko - Yep, I can see how that would have helped - I did start doing this as I’ve done in the past. The plan was to create a strip of black space underneath the video and put the text there, but it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2019, 12:36
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By dreamkatcha
Some of the Amiga’s most memorable death/game over animation sequences

In honour of all the incompetent gamers around the globe I present…

https://youtu.be/IZE1yDVW_GY
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 February 2019, 00:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By dreamkatcha
That's depressing news. I tried to get in touch...

That's depressing news. I tried to get in touch with Steve a while back to ask him about the Fright Night adventure game that wasn't. I found him, only nothing came of it in the end. A bit of a...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 31 January 2019, 20:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By dreamkatcha
One of the biggest differences between FS-UAE and...

One of the biggest differences between FS-UAE and WinUAE is that WinUAE can capture video natively, while you'd have to use separate software to achieve the same thing with FS-UAE. Worth keeping in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 December 2018, 15:23
Replies: 20
Views: 2,780
Posted By dreamkatcha
So that'll be the aftermath of the Predator...

So that'll be the aftermath of the Predator detonating! I love this kind of long lost trivia, thanks.

The Amiga version is still missing the bit where Arnie drops the tree trunk counterweight on...
Forum: OT - General 27 December 2018, 12:20
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By dreamkatcha
I forgot to leave my 'Santa please stop here'...

I forgot to leave my 'Santa please stop here' sign outside my house this year. Christmas was a write-off! ;)

Hope you all had a fabtastic one.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 December 2018, 12:27
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By dreamkatcha
Yes, movie conversions do tend to lean towards...

Yes, movie conversions do tend to lean towards the wrong end of pitiful. There's no getting away from that. I don't think it matters so much though from a gaming historian point of view. I still find...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 December 2018, 12:06
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By dreamkatcha
Untouchables and Die Hard 2 movie scenes vs Amiga game levels

To illustrate the text reviews I've been working on I've compared game segments to the movie scenes that inspired them. Much harder to do than with Roger Rabbit to condense them into short clips,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 December 2018, 10:50
Replies: 0
Views: 466
Posted By dreamkatcha
Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Amiga game vs movie

I've been snagging snippets of the movie and synchronising them with the same scenes in the Silent Software game to supplement my latest text review (as well as seeing how many words starting with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 December 2018, 21:14
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By dreamkatcha
LOL. This is Nintendo's 2005! (when YouTube...

LOL. This is Nintendo's 2005! (when YouTube started)
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2018, 12:53
Replies: 42
Views: 2,907
Posted By dreamkatcha
Me too. Definitely nice to see something a bit...

Me too. Definitely nice to see something a bit off-piste source material-wise. I've got a vague recollection of a Christmas Carol game being in the works in the Amiga days, but then nothing came of...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 December 2018, 16:14
Replies: 42
Views: 2,907
Posted By dreamkatcha
Looking good. Just need to get official...

Looking good. Just need to get official endorsement from Charlie now. I'm sure he'll love it. ;)
Forum: Coders. Contest 02 December 2018, 18:17
Replies: 51
Views: 6,630
Posted By dreamkatcha
Hope you manage to get over this setback. The...

Hope you manage to get over this setback. The likenesses are unmistakable - amazing given these are tiny pixel art sprites.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 November 2018, 01:22
Replies: 224
Views: 14,467
Posted By dreamkatcha
Watch some dude eat stuff and forget to 'react'...

Watch some dude eat stuff and forget to 'react' while he watches the AVGN CD32 episode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsGBxOZNR28

Some dude's nasal passageway reacts to the AVGN CD32 episode
...
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