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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 February 2021, 22:03
Replies: 16
Views: 1,663
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Hmm. 60hz != 60fps.

Hmm. 60hz != 60fps.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 February 2021, 23:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,663
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Yes, but on iOS only. It was made by a company...

Yes, but on iOS only. It was made by a company called Cowboy Rodeo. Sadly the app is no longer available. (Pinball Fantasies, too.)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 February 2021, 23:54
Replies: 38
Views: 41,210
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Sad that a lot of these iOS ports have...

Sad that a lot of these iOS ports have disappeared from the App Store. I owned Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies -- they were AMAZING ports. They redid them both in full 3D, but kept the gameplay...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 February 2021, 23:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By JohnnyWalker
I remember playing and LOVING Nitro on the ST....

I remember playing and LOVING Nitro on the ST. Then I got the Amiga version and it felt unfinished by comparison. No idea if that's fair or not, especially given the mention of the ST's scrolling...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 February 2021, 23:41
Replies: 425
Views: 72,074
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Last time I checked I had the fasted speed on the...

Last time I checked I had the fasted speed on the PS4 Gods Remastered scoreboard. I know the game very well at this moment in time. As JOTD points out, the only way you could get stuck in Gods is if...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 January 2021, 01:27
Replies: 264
Views: 24,541
Posted By JohnnyWalker
I remember playing an AMOS demo of DAY OF THE...

I remember playing an AMOS demo of DAY OF THE TENTACLE and wondering why I couldn't have the whole game on my Amiga. I guess the money just wasn't in it, sadly enough. I would have LOVED to have had...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 January 2021, 00:39
Replies: 264
Views: 24,541
Posted By JohnnyWalker
The answer to the original question is clearly...

The answer to the original question is clearly "no". Comparatively few games were written FOR the AGA chipset (which is sad to think about). And those that were only represented the beginning of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 January 2021, 16:30
Replies: 107
Views: 24,356
Posted By JohnnyWalker
And even ignoring the code itself, what about the...

And even ignoring the code itself, what about the game design? Eric Matthews and Steve Tall did everything: All the levels, puzzles, mechanics, etc. Just because you rewrote the code doesn't mean the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2021, 23:24
Replies: 107
Views: 24,356
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Also, for those who modern gamers who love GODS,...

Also, for those who modern gamers who love GODS, I was chatting with the developer of GODS: REMASTERED and he shared with me a little secret that's not been revealed anywhere before, I don't think.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2021, 22:02
Replies: 107
Views: 24,356
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Hi Kroah, I've just seen this reply now (I don't...

Hi Kroah, I've just seen this reply now (I don't visit the boards very often). Thanks.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 November 2020, 11:22
Replies: 107
Views: 24,356
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Kroah, not sure if you're still updating your...

Kroah, not sure if you're still updating your superb reverse engineering tools, but I spotted a bug in your GODS one last night: If you try to look at the triggering events around Level 2's Guardian...
Forum: HOL news 23 August 2020, 03:57
Replies: 69
Views: 29,519
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Same! Lol ;)

Same! Lol ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 23 August 2020, 03:56
Replies: 106
Views: 14,815
Posted By JohnnyWalker
As others have speculated, I would guess money...

As others have speculated, I would guess money was the overriding factor: Either they rushed out this new intro without worrying about 512K, or they thought it would be a selling point.
Forum: HOL news 23 August 2020, 03:12
Replies: 69
Views: 29,519
Posted By JohnnyWalker
HOL down?

Hi all, I just tried hol and amr and both seem down at the moment. Just wondered if it was a known thing. Thanks :)
Forum: Amiga scene 01 January 2020, 21:12
Replies: 113
Views: 12,663
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Making a game uncrackable

After reading all the messages from coders begging crackers not to rip off their games (in the other thread), and others where the programmers were bragging about how difficult they would be to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 January 2020, 21:04
Replies: 535
Views: 159,793
Posted By JohnnyWalker
That's a pretty comprehensive list! Makes me...

That's a pretty comprehensive list! Makes me wonder if any cracker ever thought twice. What a lot of the messages said is true: The developers worked crazy hours and got very little money (the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 January 2020, 20:47
Replies: 107
Views: 24,356
Posted By JohnnyWalker
I'm currently reading "Universe" (the Bitmap...

I'm currently reading "Universe" (the Bitmap Brothers biography) and I think I finally understand what went on. Dan Malone talks about CE2 briefly. He was quite involved, it seems, but the book also...
Forum: support.WinUAE 31 December 2019, 21:54
Replies: 19
Views: 1,906
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Thanks! I will try that! I'm totally fine with...

Thanks! I will try that! I'm totally fine with black borders, I just want 1:1 pixels.
Forum: support.WinUAE 31 December 2019, 20:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,906
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Hmm. I reset my config to the supplied ones and...

Hmm. I reset my config to the supplied ones and it's working better now. I wonder if there was version clash with the configuration files?

Edit: It's still tricky to get evenly sized pixels on a...
Forum: support.WinUAE 31 December 2019, 19:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,906
Posted By JohnnyWalker
I've struggled like never before with WinUAE...

I've struggled like never before with WinUAE lately. I just want the image scaled up to fit my screen without stretching or distortion. As close to square pixels as possible. Doesn't everyone? :-/
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 December 2019, 19:14
Replies: 107
Views: 24,356
Posted By JohnnyWalker
That's an interesting point, and I'd be willing...

That's an interesting point, and I'd be willing to believe it, but he put one of the hyper-saturated monstrosities on his old DeviantArt page. Really odd, but maybe they were just going for more...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 December 2019, 14:34
Replies: 107
Views: 24,356
Posted By JohnnyWalker
I hated the graphics of Chaos Engine 2. I don't...

I hated the graphics of Chaos Engine 2. I don't know what happened. They went from beautifully muted steampunk to cartoon psychedelic.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 December 2019, 23:37
Replies: 107
Views: 24,356
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Is that a dig at how awful the sequel was? ;)

Is that a dig at how awful the sequel was? ;)
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 30 December 2019, 23:21
Replies: 5
Views: 1,357
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Well damn. Hunting around on there and it looks...

Well damn. Hunting around on there and it looks like I found them. Thanks!



Yep. I hope Rebellion actually do something good with that IP. Mike Montgomery tried his best but The Bitmap Brothers...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 29 December 2019, 23:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,357
Posted By JohnnyWalker
The Bitmap Brothers's classics

Does anyone have Bitmap Brothers catalogue in IPF format.

That is:

Xenon
Speedball
Xenon II
Speedball II
Cadaver
Cadaver: The Payoff
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 December 2019, 20:01
Replies: 107
Views: 24,356
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Ah! It's getting to the ladder by the cross...

Ah! It's getting to the ladder by the cross within 300 seconds. Amazing. Thank you!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 December 2019, 17:50
Replies: 107
Views: 24,356
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Wow, that’s an amazing feat. It really bothers me...

Wow, that’s an amazing feat. It really bothers me so much that none of the remasters have been able to capture the magic of the originals. Part of me wants to try and Crowdsource a new remaster for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 December 2019, 04:00
Replies: 107
Views: 24,356
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but I'm...

Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but I'm reading UNIVERSE at the moment and it's sparked an interest in the Bitmap's games (specifically the Eric Matthews ones). Kroah's work is utterly timeless...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 September 2019, 22:29
Replies: 326
Views: 60,390
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Don't recall ever having problems with...

Don't recall ever having problems with Mega-lo-Mania. Such a great game. Pretty sure I finished it.

Never got to grips with Populus II. It seemed impossible to do so without a manual.

EXILE was...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 September 2019, 00:36
Replies: 135
Views: 23,279
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Not many people are going to contact him, letting...

Not many people are going to contact him, letting him know how much they appreciate his work, or even asking him about it. He's not a superstar being stopped in the street, he'll genuinely appreciate...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 September 2019, 17:38
Replies: 31
Views: 6,367
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Sorry to dig up an old post, but I believe I...

Sorry to dig up an old post, but I believe I finally have an answer to this old mystery, or at least I think I do. The final Amiga Action was apparently in September '96 (Issue 89), which is now...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 September 2019, 16:32
Replies: 281
Views: 40,291
Posted By JohnnyWalker
I never got the love for the Bug (no pun...

I never got the love for the Bug (no pun intended). The damn thing was IMPOSSIBLE to jump diagonally with. Or maybe mine was naff.

Much preferred my CRUISER :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 September 2019, 02:06
Replies: 135
Views: 23,279
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Wow, sorry digging up and old thread, but just...

Wow, sorry digging up and old thread, but just wondering how this ended up. You should totally contact Sean Griffiths, btw.
Forum: Amiga scene 05 August 2019, 04:26
Replies: 1,261
Views: 114,988
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Why wasn't Doom ported over to the Amiga? I guess...

Why wasn't Doom ported over to the Amiga? I guess nobody thought the market was worth the effort, but if Commodore had put some money behind it, it could have made all the difference and made the...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 August 2019, 04:15
Replies: 141
Views: 57,367
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Wow, 12 years later the original creator popped...

Wow, 12 years later the original creator popped by. Any stories from behind the scene you want to share? How do you feel about these disks now? Did you know about their popularity at the time?
Forum: Amiga scene 10 July 2016, 06:10
Replies: 44
Views: 9,196
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Cruise for a Corpse or BloodNet -- two classic...

Cruise for a Corpse or BloodNet -- two classic adventures -- leap to my mind.

Cruise for a Corpse has amazing music on the Amiga version, and while the PC version had 256 colours, it used them...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 July 2016, 06:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,761
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Fantastic post. Thanks very much for helping see...

Fantastic post. Thanks very much for helping see the landscape a bit more clearly. I'd quite like a super fast, but highly compatible, bit of kit. It sounds like the most exciting stuff is on the...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 May 2016, 18:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,761
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Amiga Today

I'm a longtime Amiga fan... but I've been out of the loop for many years now. I thought I'd come back to the community to see what's new, and it appears the answer is: Quite a lot!

There's been a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 April 2015, 02:23
Replies: 115
Views: 29,786
Posted By JohnnyWalker
I ixed mine by opening it and jamming Lego bricks...

I ixed mine by opening it and jamming Lego bricks in -- still works now!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 April 2015, 02:19
Replies: 9
Views: 4,827
Posted By JohnnyWalker
Good job!

Good job!
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