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Old 25 October 2001, 09:09   #21
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Mode 0 and stuff

From what I saw in some (mainly French) demo's, it was possible to show all colors, on a mode 2 screen! :eek

Anyone knows how they did this?
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Old 25 October 2001, 09:41   #22
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Well, itīs clever programming You can also write simple text INTO then border on the CPC
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Old 25 October 2001, 18:21   #23
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Well, itīs clever programming
Oh! I never heard of that before. Could you show me a link (or maybe a book) on that so-called clever programming? Is that something that applies only to the CPC?
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Old 25 October 2001, 19:34   #24
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Oh! I never heard of that before. Could you show me a link (or maybe a book) on that so-called clever programming? Is that something that applies only to the CPC?
Try here. The document 'Synchronising with the CRTC and display' might help. It's simply just changing colours or video modes while the screen is being drawn (usually using interrupts to get the timing right). Oh, and you can do anything in the border using overscan.
 
Old 26 October 2001, 04:44   #25
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I liked the CPC, there's some nice things in common with the MSX, like crap Spectrum ports, and "lack of smooth scroll", even when there a few games that does it..

I also liked to see some of my fav spanish games (mainly from Topo Soft) with many colours on screen, instead of the crap Spectrum gfx (Stardust, Titanic, West Bank, Mad Mix 1 & 2, just to name a few)

@Laundromat
that isometric game is probably Knight's Lore... I don't like the MSX version too much..

@Akira
that bouncing game maybe is "Brainstorm"? It's from Loriciels, and it has a bouncing ball, but I didn't understood what I had to do in that game... (And yeah, I've only seen it on the CPC)

About some games you guys recommended:

Bruce Lee (!) - The best version I've ever played!
Yie Ar Kung Fu - I think the C64 version is MUCH better.. the sequel SUCKS BAD in the CPC
Turrican - It only scrolls when you are too close to the edge of the screen, making the game too damn hard. Still good.
Ghouls'n Ghosts - Good conversion.. it could've been better, but it's very good the way it is.
Army Moves - Indeed a very good version of it.

Games I liked and no one recommended...

Astro Marine Corps - The Spectrum version looks less 'blurred', but the gameplay is intact (that's my fav speccy game ever!)
Konami's Ping-Pong - Not as fast as the MSX version, but at least is faster than the emulated PSX version
Mad Mix 1 & 2 - I LOVE those games on the Speccy, and this colorfull CPC version made me smile
Silkworm - Great conversion
Prince of Persia -
Power Drift - The best home version of this great arcade game. Of course, it's still eons away from the original, but at least this one is playable and fun, unlike all the others versions.

I'll download all those games you recommended later
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Old 26 October 2001, 08:52   #26
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Oh yes, Konami's Ping Pong! That was a brilliant ping pong game (doesn't this sound a bit too weird? It's like saying: "the most thrilling cricket experience!"). The "deuce" sound effect (a sound effect trying to mimic very high pitch speech) still lingers in my mind.
But indeed, those were some very intense matches I played at the time..
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Old 26 October 2001, 16:52   #27
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I still have PING PONG on tape for my CPC464 btw. what game you think had the BEST music on CPC ?? For me it was GLIDER RIDER even the game wasnīt brilliant (but fun) .....
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Not really a game, but

I was very fond of the EagleSoft cracktro music (well, cracktro, a giant logo).

Oh, and Thundercats (iirc) had very good music too.
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Old 26 October 2001, 19:40   #29
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Best CPC music is David Whittaker's PLATOON, simply superb!
 
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Hey, nothing beats C64 Bruce Lee!
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@Akira

calm down, weīre talking about CPC ...... and NOT C64, head over to the other thread, will ya
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Grrr..

Where's the pic of the C64C I *might* buy?
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Old 26 October 2001, 22:06   #33
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After the last moving Iīve done a year ago, I packed all my Computer stuff in big boxes, nice, warm and safe .... but right now I can only find one of my spare C64C and that one is in no good condition (Joystick Port 1 broken, User Port broken, 2 keys are missing) ..... be sure, the search continues and Iīll post the pic as soon as I find them .....
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If all fails...

If I can type "run", "load" and the " marks, and it has a working SID chip, it might be ok but since Im going all the way to import one from Germany (woohoo, another german C= machine. I love their radiation. you have to see my PC monitor's image warping when I turn on the 1571. FCC my arse! ), I might as well get a fully working, decent looking machine

I'm not in a rush
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Play the MSX version of Konami's Ping-Pong. For me it's still the best!

Getting back in the topic...

Today I had a long play of Wings of Fury in the CPC, great game
And I found after all those years playing on the Amiga, I STILL SUCK BAD in that game

I also played Mad Mix 2 for sometime, it's great to see this game with all those colors

BTW, if you don't know Mad Mix and its sequel, I recommend download it, if you like Pac-Man and Pacmania. It's just the best rip-off from Pacmania ever!
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Was Silent Shadow released for the CPC?

Silent Shadow is a shmup from Topo Soft, and it's one of the best, if not THE best shmup for the Speccy, and its only big fault iss the monocramatic gfx, that makes hard to distinguish the bullets from the background.

A color CPC version would undoubtly be FANTASTIC .
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hey Shatterhand, try this one

ftp://ftp.nvg.unit.no/pub/cpc/games/arcade/sshadow.zip

Think thatīs the one
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I was browsing exactly this FTP, but somehow I didn't see that file

Thx Retroman, if that's the game, I'll be for a serious blast in the following days
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YEAH! That's Silent Shadow!!

This game is GREAT! I played the CPC version for 2 minutes, it seems to be the same as the speccy but with good gfx and all.

I think that's the closest to have an arcade machine in a 8 bits machine, the panel takes nearly half of the screen, giving you a vert display, like in arcade games, the action is FAST & FURIOUS, 2 simultaneous players, you have smart bombs...and it's VERY hard

It's just great


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Old 27 October 2001, 21:47   #40
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I don't know why but I always hated Silent Shadows. CPC version of 1943 is a loooot better than that crappy 'juego espaņolito'

And next thursday,.... I'll get my new CPC 6128 !! (the 3.5" drive, the cassette cable, my walkman , the SCART cable , my brother and my copy of Target Renegade are waiting anxious the arrival
 
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