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Old 25 September 2012, 14:28   #81
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You can grab an MP3 of the music at Stone Oakvalley's Amiga Music Collection.
Yes you can, but for some reason the downloads page appears to be taking forever to load up, and it takes an age for a search to complete and so far it's returned nothing

EDIT: Of course it could just be me, but I doubt it as everything else works fine
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Old 25 September 2012, 14:42   #82
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I'm having the same problem
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Old 25 September 2012, 15:04   #83
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Email sent to Stone Oakvalley outlining the problem
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Old 25 September 2012, 15:16   #84
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Aha! But what can play it (on my Linux PC)? Xmp doesn't recognise the format.
XMPlay recognizes it perfectly. MAybe you should update it.
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Old 25 September 2012, 15:54   #85
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I have the very latest version of XMP (4.0.0) compiled from source, it's not even available for download yet, the author sent it to me personally. :/

XMPlay is a different software.
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Old 25 September 2012, 16:54   #86
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Sorry about the confusion. I thought it was XMPlay. I guess you'll have to use UADE.
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Old 05 October 2012, 13:25   #87
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Here is the article itself from Retro gamer issue 107 - and a mighty nice one too, imho

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Old 05 October 2012, 13:37   #88
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Iīm sorry, but this article is pretty uninformative....so your answers are, Torben.

I love Retro Gamer, but this isnīt a "Making of"...more a well layoutet advert.
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Unmodified Sega pads work fine with 2 buttons in floppy-based and HDD-installed games that support them, but WHDLoad stops the second button from working unless you have a CD32 pad, then the Blue button works. It's a problem with WHDLoad. AmiMasterGear is the same, yet it also used to work fine with 2-button pads.

Modified Sega pads should allow the use of all eight buttons if the game supports it though.
I've ordered an amiga to MD adapter from Amibay, specifically for battle squadron. It's pretty unplayable using the Joystick swirl technique.
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It depends on your skills and age I suppose, as I finished the game back then with the swirl technique.
When you get old, it's more difficult at least for me.
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Played the game the other day on my Amiga 500 and wanted to re-try activating the Nova-bomb in reference to this thread. Used a classic kempston competition pro joystick and pressing the firebutton while swirling the joystick worked very well
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You have no chance with a joypad
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Played the game the other day on my Amiga 500 and wanted to re-try activating the Nova-bomb in reference to this thread. Used a classic kempston competition pro joystick and pressing the firebutton while swirling the joystick worked very well
In Amiga I always played with my fabulous Telemach


With that joystick I played Battle Squadron and I was able to release the nova-bomb fastly and efficiently.. and with the needed rudeness without worry of break the joystick =)

I have to use that joystick to play BattleSquadron, KickOff, KickOff2, PlayerManager and Goal!.. With Sensible Soccer didnt care what joystick use, the game was so poor that it doesnt matter

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Iīm sorry, but this article is pretty uninformative....so your answers are, Torben.

I love Retro Gamer, but this isnīt a "Making of"...more a well layoutet advert.
Now that Torben has uploaded a photo, I'll reattach the PDF version as it's a lot easier to read.

I still don't think this should have been classed as a "making of" feature!
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@JudasEZT now that's a sturdy looking joystick.
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@JudasEZT now that's a sturdy looking joystick.
Yess! with that is what one could say "I play at home like in the arcades" =)
it was the envy of my schoolmates
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The swirl technic is perfect with a competition pro joystick. I finished it plenty of times in several levels of difficulty. Those who can't play it correctly with a stick like the competition pro should stop playing shoot'em ups !!! More over i would add that the swirl technic is giving a feeling of perfect brutality, really in the state of mind of this wonderfull shooter. When all seems lost, surrounded of bullets or if you are in a middle of a zone with tons of destructible stuffs, WHAT A PLEASURE to launch a bomb in a brutal circle . Of course with a joypad it is really difficult, that's why a joystick is highly advised !
 
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The swirl technic is perfect with a competition pro joystick. I finished it plenty of times in several levels of difficulty. Those who can't play it correctly with a stick like the competition pro should stop playing shoot'em ups !!! More over i would add that the swirl technic is giving a feeling of perfect brutality, really in the state of mind of this wonderfull shooter. When all seems lost, surrounded of bullets or if you are in a middle of a zone with tons of destructible stuffs, WHAT A PLEASURE to launch a bomb in a brutal circle . Of course with a joypad it is really difficult, that's why a joystick is highly advised !
Fantastic Vollldo

It is simply the BEST descriptions af releasing the Nova Missile (Smart Bomb) that I have ever heard.

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...the swirl technic is giving a feeling of perfect brutality, really in the state of mind of this wonderfull shooter.
And remember to press and hold the fire button and then swirl the joystick in a circle


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just noticed the thread title...

"The best Amiga shooter appears again after 20 years, in a real computer mag!"

Was the Amiga not a real computer?
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Old 24 October 2012, 18:34   #100
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He means the magazine is real
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