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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 01:03
Replies: 217
Views: 9,878
Posted By gimbal
No score on Space Hulk :) Sounds like it was a...

No score on Space Hulk :) Sounds like it was a 5/5 when you were a kid.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 01:01
Replies: 1,502
Views: 280,090
Posted By gimbal
That's like saying "Not to be pedantic but a...

That's like saying "Not to be pedantic but a chicken is a bird, not an animal" :/
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 00:59
Replies: 447
Views: 19,587
Posted By gimbal
Well technically Wolf3D as the bank they made off...

Well technically Wolf3D as the bank they made off of that game led the way to Doom :) And I like to believe that if Doom hadn't done it, C&C surely would have not long after. People always talk about...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 December 2022, 11:46
Replies: 1,502
Views: 280,090
Posted By gimbal
I'm be curious what most of these titles are....

I'm be curious what most of these titles are. Post results. Post results. Post results.

I didn't participate in this one, I only pick the ones that are near and dear to me and brawlers just ain't...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 December 2022, 11:15
Replies: 447
Views: 19,587
Posted By gimbal
There are many forms of genius, it does not imply...

There are many forms of genius, it does not imply "all-knowing god". And as his recent 5 hour interview detailed, he made many mistakes along the way nonetheless. The most sobering thing I found is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 December 2022, 11:02
Replies: 5,073
Views: 1,370,909
Posted By gimbal
Been putting some time into Might & Magic 6...

Been putting some time into Might & Magic 6 again. As janky as the game is (half the time its a first person shooter really...), it does highlight things I miss in modern games. The game allows me to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 December 2022, 11:42
Replies: 447
Views: 19,587
Posted By gimbal
Hard to say if there was any truth to it, it can...

Hard to say if there was any truth to it, it can just be tactics to not have to say "no". Licensing out their tech was their business model so you always want to keep the door open.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 December 2022, 11:26
Replies: 973
Views: 105,536
Posted By gimbal
Well you can run the awesome Wordperfect 6.0 (or...

Well you can run the awesome Wordperfect 6.0 (or 5.5? Don't remember) on it. Eat dirt, Amiga.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 December 2022, 10:19
Replies: 217
Views: 9,878
Posted By gimbal
Yeah dungeon crawlers tended to have...

Yeah dungeon crawlers tended to have puzzle-puzzles while the top down RPGs tended to have more quest-based designs. I mean just take the golden standard, Dungeon Master. There are some head...
Forum: support.WinUAE 30 November 2022, 01:35
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By gimbal
Youtube is always an option. If you don't like...

Youtube is always an option. If you don't like videos, then it is still a fallback option.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=winuae+hard+drive+setup
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2022, 17:56
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By gimbal
Neither - I use Google. Why limit yourself when...

Neither - I use Google. Why limit yourself when the tools to cast a net very wide have been available for pretty much as long as the web exists.

Finding cheat codes hasn't been a problem for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2022, 17:40
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By gimbal
In fact... I often watch longplays BECAUSE I...

In fact... I often watch longplays BECAUSE I don't want to play the game myself :) There is a fine line between liking a game and wanting to play it (again).

Case in point: I played Legend of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2022, 17:09
Replies: 62
Views: 2,996
Posted By gimbal
It would be funny if doing this oddball work...

It would be funny if doing this oddball work points out an emulation... eh... inaccuracy? in WinUAE :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2022, 15:37
Replies: 62
Views: 2,996
Posted By gimbal
The version in that video definitely doesn't use...

The version in that video definitely doesn't use AGA :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2022, 15:14
Replies: 62
Views: 2,996
Posted By gimbal
It never fails. You have a whole thread of people...

It never fails. You have a whole thread of people providing very educated clues and then there is the one response which just makes a flat statement that contradicts everything that is said. Did you...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2022, 15:10
Replies: 217
Views: 9,878
Posted By gimbal
Heck no. One word: Puzzles. The average RPG made...

Heck no. One word: Puzzles. The average RPG made you think. Usually quite hard, too. Or you had to solve a gnarly time based problem.

That is what made Grimrock such a legendary duo. Not because...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2022, 12:53
Replies: 62
Views: 2,996
Posted By gimbal
Blame I guess. If you buy and try to boot the...

Blame I guess. If you buy and try to boot the game on an unsupported machine, that's your own goof.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2022, 12:47
Replies: 62
Views: 2,996
Posted By gimbal
I'm pretty sure this was a pretty big driver,...

I'm pretty sure this was a pretty big driver, yes. You don't want to talk about specs, you just want to put a NES, SNES, Megadrive, etc. label on it so people don't need to think. "A1200" was that...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 November 2022, 11:40
Replies: 447
Views: 19,587
Posted By gimbal
What might muddy the waters is where people...

What might muddy the waters is where people consider the tech to be first fully realised. Surely Catacombs 3D has a very rudimentary implementation but it looks fake as all heck, it makes me queasy...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2022, 11:32
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By gimbal
My eyes! I already quit at the loading screen.

My eyes! I already quit at the loading screen.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2022, 11:22
Replies: 5,073
Views: 1,370,909
Posted By gimbal
Stay away from the newer comic books, one of them...

Stay away from the newer comic books, one of them even had an alien... Creative poverty.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 November 2022, 18:13
Replies: 217
Views: 9,878
Posted By gimbal
Yeah Hero Quest is a love/hate for me. I love the...

Yeah Hero Quest is a love/hate for me. I love the board game to video game conversion, quite good. But it is just so RNG based. That works for board games, but in video games I kind of want my...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 November 2022, 12:44
Replies: 217
Views: 9,878
Posted By gimbal
Playability wise it would already be a massive...

Playability wise it would already be a massive improvement if your life doesn't drain as quickly and you can wear glasses and still carry collectables at the same time. Slightly less vindictive...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 November 2022, 12:30
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By gimbal
Yeah if I were a moderator, I would have given...

Yeah if I were a moderator, I would have given you a timeout by now. There is no need for turning EAB into Reddit. If you can't say it without outright slandering people, it is not worth saying.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 November 2022, 01:39
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By gimbal
Gee, ask 10 people what the best C64 game is and...

Gee, ask 10 people what the best C64 game is and you get 10 different answers :) Its almost like the system has thousands of games.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 November 2022, 21:17
Replies: 65
Views: 3,178
Posted By gimbal
I wouldn't know what more could be done with it....

I wouldn't know what more could be done with it. It remains an interactive cartoon but without a story. Telltale games were essentially the improved version of this game because they had a very good...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2022, 21:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By gimbal
Like a dude being toweled in the showers.

Like a dude being toweled in the showers.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 November 2022, 21:04
Replies: 217
Views: 9,878
Posted By gimbal
3/5 for James Pond is very generous. That is one...

3/5 for James Pond is very generous. That is one game which needs an overhaul, but I have yet to come up with an idea which would actually make the game having lasting gameplay fun. Eh. Turn it into...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 November 2022, 23:59
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By gimbal
If you want to see awful, look at the DOS version...

If you want to see awful, look at the DOS version of Horror Zombies from the Crypt. That is awful. Moonstone DOS is just shy of the Amiga version, they actually made an effort.



The usual...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 November 2022, 12:37
Replies: 5,073
Views: 1,370,909
Posted By gimbal
Having an element of mystery in your game is good...

Having an element of mystery in your game is good game design, IMO. It keeps the game alive even after you've completed it.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 November 2022, 18:05
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By gimbal
HOL lists a review score of 65% for the Amiga...

HOL lists a review score of 65% for the Amiga version... that does not bode well. As history has shown numerous times over: sometimes a C64 game should just be a C64 game.
Forum: News 24 November 2022, 17:47
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By gimbal
Chaos Arena. That should have been the name of...

Chaos Arena. That should have been the name of Chaos Engine 2.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 November 2022, 11:52
Replies: 217
Views: 9,878
Posted By gimbal
Yeah me. Once you know the answers it almost...

Yeah me. Once you know the answers it almost feels like cheating so there is little point in keeping them on.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 November 2022, 18:10
Replies: 217
Views: 9,878
Posted By gimbal
* JOTD will remember that.

* JOTD will remember that.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 November 2022, 18:32
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By gimbal
If you try to go to the HTTPS site you actually...

If you try to go to the HTTPS site you actually get a login prompt :)

Google Chrome trick: it'll block you because the certificate is not trusted. But if you type the cheat code 'thisisunsafe'...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2022, 18:29
Replies: 217
Views: 9,878
Posted By gimbal
What's not to like? You get a choice of which...

What's not to like? You get a choice of which version you want to play.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 November 2022, 13:16
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By gimbal
Ok.

Ok.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2022, 11:43
Replies: 217
Views: 9,878
Posted By gimbal
Hater.

Hater.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2022, 01:06
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By gimbal
Well not Miggy but if you use a PC and you want a...

Well not Miggy but if you use a PC and you want a casual throwback soccer game, Tiny Football might be worth a look.

https://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=112456
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2022, 00:31
Replies: 219
Views: 19,558
Posted By gimbal
Has Beavers not been mentioned yet? It makes you...

Has Beavers not been mentioned yet? It makes you choose between music and sound effects on the main menu. Which is a crying shame for a game released so late in the lifecycle. It must have been part...
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