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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 August 2021, 15:31
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By dreadnought
Nice to see that the Starflight spirit still...

Nice to see that the Starflight spirit still lives on ;) For me it's probably the most important game of the Eighties/ever, right after Pirates!

I do occasionally (but rarely) check if there are...
Forum: project.TOSEC (amiga only) 02 August 2021, 16:43
Replies: 12
Views: 6,603
Posted By dreadnought
Do you have some sort of criteria for file...

Do you have some sort of criteria for file inclusion? I'm just wondering, because I saw that Game/Manuals directory is rather small, while there are lots of manuals available on the net (I have about...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 August 2021, 21:46
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By dreadnought
The original MTV kicked ass. I was lucky, becuse...

The original MTV kicked ass. I was lucky, becuse we were fresh out from behind the Iron Curtain, starved for anything from the rotten West, and there were proto-cable TV companies starting at the...
Forum: Member Introductions 31 July 2021, 19:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By dreadnought
If you did, it wouldn't make it okay to tell...

If you did, it wouldn't make it okay to tell somebody who has it to "lighten up", but it would make you a bit less of a jerk. You're welcome.

(Please note that I didn't take an issue with the OP...
Forum: Member Introductions 31 July 2021, 16:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By dreadnought
Seeing as you insists on exploring this...

Seeing as you insists on exploring this already-closed subject, let me ask you something: do you have psoriasis?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 July 2021, 16:00
Replies: 54
Views: 2,322
Posted By dreadnought
:bowdown Anyway, if we were talking...

:bowdown



Anyway, if we were talking about Yet Another Accelerator, or why A500 is < or > than A600, I guess it would be fine...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 July 2021, 14:32
Replies: 54
Views: 2,322
Posted By dreadnought
Which was the point of my post. There are...

Which was the point of my post.

There are many different shaders out there. Some are corresponding to different types of CRT displays and input signals, some are fantasy extrapolations. The best...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 July 2021, 15:58
Replies: 54
Views: 2,322
Posted By dreadnought
Stutter is indeed annoying so VRR is a must,...

Stutter is indeed annoying so VRR is a must, luckily in 2021 monitors which support it are common as muck.

But for me, an infinitely more annoying LCD side effect is the fact that old games simply...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 July 2021, 21:20
Replies: 54
Views: 2,322
Posted By dreadnought
Me too, hence my CRTs go from 21 to 29" ;)

Me too, hence my CRTs go from 21 to 29" ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 27 July 2021, 20:03
Replies: 1,273
Views: 118,720
Posted By dreadnought
I see that even after 64 pages this thread is...

I see that even after 64 pages this thread is still as bonkers as it was in the beginning.

Keep it up, folks :great
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 July 2021, 21:02
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By dreadnought
Generally speaking, most native NTSC games will...

Generally speaking, most native NTSC games will have better aspect ratio. Some will run faster, which can be a good thing. On the other hand, PAL games forced into NTSC can glitch, run too fast or...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2021, 17:57
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By dreadnought
KTRL is a bit of a luxury item, being priced at...

KTRL is a bit of a luxury item, being priced at 42E+VAT, which is probably ~60E. If I was in the market for something similar now I'd probably just buy a one of these safety adapters* for SEGA pads...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 July 2021, 16:49
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By dreadnought
I don't know about "the shittiest" but it's...

I don't know about "the shittiest" but it's certainly shitty, like most of the stuff from this manufacturer.

I think you'd be better off with one of these Sega knock off pads from ebay. I got...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2021, 20:55
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By dreadnought
Buying a second hand ~30 year old joystick is a...

Buying a second hand ~30 year old joystick is a risky business. I've done it several times, and despite being described as "working", "fine", etc they all ended up on a pile in my drawer. "Working"...
Forum: Games images which need to be WHDified 23 July 2021, 19:28
Replies: 40
Views: 7,142
Posted By dreadnought
It's been +12 years since his post, he'd be...

It's been +12 years since his post, he'd be pleased to know this game actually does have a WHDLoad now ;)


No trainer, but more save slots and some other fixes. Still, I've always considered this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 July 2021, 22:16
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By dreadnought
There were many top tunes, but Commando High...

There were many top tunes, but Commando High Score wins it hands down for me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La9XUa4iwpE

Runner up:

https://youtu.be/_Ibo7_rAd0c?t=44
Forum: MarketPlace 21 July 2021, 21:45
Replies: 49
Views: 7,142
Posted By dreadnought
So, anybody could advise how to make your own hdd...

So, anybody could advise how to make your own hdd images and put games on them? Is this at all possible in some not very complicated way?
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 July 2021, 21:41
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By dreadnought
Sigh...mate, like I said earlier, PS5 is not a...

Sigh...mate, like I said earlier, PS5 is not a PC. Things work differently and have been changing since PS5's launch. Originally it had only a 120 Mhz mode, in some games, but perhaps it supports VRR...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 July 2021, 17:17
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By dreadnought
Yeah, I loved it, they do too:...

Yeah, I loved it, they do too: https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-24g2u-24g2/#Conclusion
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 July 2021, 16:54
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By dreadnought
You really need to read up on the "144Mhz" mate,...

You really need to read up on the "144Mhz" mate, it does not work like you imagine :)

Also, check about PS5 specifically, because it might work differently with VRR than a PC, and I don't know...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 July 2021, 16:36
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By dreadnought
Nvidia cards support Freesync these days. It...

Nvidia cards support Freesync these days. It mostly works just as well as G-sync. Sometimes it's stated that a monitor is "G-Sync compatible", but even monitors without this cert usually work. Just...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 July 2021, 10:33
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By dreadnought
In that price range you should be able to find...

In that price range you should be able to find this model (https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-XB271HU-2560x1440-Display/dp/B0173PEX20), which is 1440p. It's not best in class but pretty good...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 July 2021, 21:09
Replies: 131
Views: 12,027
Posted By dreadnought
I agree with clebin about open source in general,...

I agree with clebin about open source in general, hence my "magic wand" remark on page one of this thread.

But I'm not here to argue about that. I got triggered by your overuse of one of my pet...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 July 2021, 21:13
Replies: 26
Views: 1,960
Posted By dreadnought
Why? They probably knew somebody will get wound...

Why? They probably knew somebody will get wound up even 6 years later ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 July 2021, 12:31
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By dreadnought
Not a 1:1 port, but this is a fitting tribute,...

Not a 1:1 port, but this is a fitting tribute, and that's coming from a huge MS fanatic. It looks like a sort of Metal Slug Remix, the gameplay seems a bit different, more frantic. Great job overall....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 July 2021, 16:37
Replies: 323
Views: 34,948
Posted By dreadnought
The point of BASIC back in the day was to...

The point of BASIC back in the day was to encourage people to try their hand at programming at all, without throwing them in deep water of peeking and poking. That's why most of the other...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 July 2021, 15:35
Replies: 323
Views: 34,948
Posted By dreadnought
I don't know colour theory, I'm looking from a...

I don't know colour theory, I'm looking from a gamer point of view :)


C64 fans always come up with most amusing rationalizations for that one, also BASIC ("but it could be a stepping stone to...
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 July 2021, 21:47
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By dreadnought
Sigh...guess I was right the first time then and...

Sigh...guess I was right the first time then and have to edit that post again.
Forum: support.WinUAE 13 July 2021, 14:42
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By dreadnought
Not necessarily, check this thread:...

Not necessarily, check this thread: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=105716, especially from post #12 onwards.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 July 2021, 10:47
Replies: 323
Views: 34,948
Posted By dreadnought
Sigh... I do like to point out myself that C64...

Sigh... I do like to point out myself that C64 had some serious flaws (eg colour palette, BASIC) - like all the other micros - but overall it was the best choice at the time. Which is the reason it...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 July 2021, 21:42
Replies: 323
Views: 34,948
Posted By dreadnought
I'm pretty sure C64 fans knew where Amiga is...

I'm pretty sure C64 fans knew where Amiga is coming from :) And it's a great name.
Forum: Amiga scene 09 July 2021, 12:29
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By dreadnought
Yeah, totally, let's all dump on one of the not...

Yeah, totally, let's all dump on one of the not many places left on the interwebs still uncorrupted by corporate greed.



Their pandemic book-sharing initiative was a bit naive, but well...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 July 2021, 13:14
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By dreadnought
They are not spreading anything, they just allow...

They are not spreading anything, they just allow uploading stuff under a very wide umbrella. The fact that some people exploit it and upload stuff which is blatlantly dangerous, eg Nintendo packs, is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 July 2021, 00:08
Replies: 166
Views: 8,315
Posted By dreadnought
They aren't, which is why in a way it's a...

They aren't, which is why in a way it's a blessing in disguise that Amiga did not survive. Back then it did not matter, because a) I was a kid, b) everything was "closed" (PC-style openness has only...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 July 2021, 22:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By dreadnought
Another day, another "Amiga" + "copyright" BS....

Another day, another "Amiga" + "copyright" BS. Sad.

But that's the thing about Internet Archive. As wonderful as it is, it isn't invulnerable to such demands. There's a misconception that they...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 July 2021, 15:54
Replies: 166
Views: 8,315
Posted By dreadnought
Why would I be excited about a walled garden...

Why would I be excited about a walled garden getting even more closed up?
Forum: Amiga scene 07 July 2021, 14:08
Replies: 542
Views: 48,447
Posted By dreadnought
lol...this thread delivers again

lol...this thread delivers again
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2021, 18:23
Replies: 166
Views: 8,315
Posted By dreadnought
Yeah, because it has amazing, innovative...

Yeah, because it has amazing, innovative gameplay. This is why so many indie games succeed: they don't have budgets to try and turn their games into movies, so they concentrate on what's really...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2021, 16:28
Replies: 166
Views: 8,315
Posted By dreadnought
Ray tracing can be very impressive but it's still...

Ray tracing can be very impressive but it's still in its kindergarten phase. I've spent last few months testing it extensively and the only 2 games which use it to some significant extent are Control...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2021, 14:39
Replies: 166
Views: 8,315
Posted By dreadnought
Bioshock had great mood, setting, gfx, but in...

Bioshock had great mood, setting, gfx, but in regard to gameplay it was not only not advanced but already derivative compared to its predecessors such as System Shock or Thief. Deus Ex is another...
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