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Forum: support.Games Today, 12:43
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By dreadnought
Amazing, thank you! There's quite a few games I'd...

Amazing, thank you! There's quite a few games I'd love to see translated...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 12:39
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By dreadnought
That's the key problem with a lot of these modern...

That's the key problem with a lot of these modern takes (not only in the Amiga scene, I've seen variations of them in most of the retro hardware ones). With decades of hindsight it's easy to go into...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 11:49
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By dreadnought
That German article says (translated) that SP...

That German article says (translated) that SP mode is also planned, but "it will be all the more difficult because there are no trading partners.".

Bit of a letdown, since MP is of no interest to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 23:07
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By dreadnought
Well, obviously. There weren't many - any? - AAA...

Well, obviously. There weren't many - any? - AAA games which would stay strictly Amiga exclusives, it's simply not economically viable. But the fact remains that it was written by one person using...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 18:08
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By dreadnought
There were indeed many awesome games in 1991, it...

There were indeed many awesome games in 1991, it was probably the peak Amiga year too, before the PC tech inevitably conquered all, but when all is said and done it all boils down to one title for...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 12:16
Replies: 255
Views: 21,830
Posted By dreadnought
@grond: in case you were wondering, this is what...

@grond: in case you were wondering, this is what has happened with our "argument". You should try it sometimes ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 August 2022, 12:40
Replies: 54
Views: 1,582
Posted By dreadnought
Funnily enough, it's often the same people who...

Funnily enough, it's often the same people who complain about high prices...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 August 2022, 11:54
Replies: 54
Views: 1,582
Posted By dreadnought
Eh, there were 10x more SNES units sold than...

Eh, there were 10x more SNES units sold than Amigas. Other popular consoles also sold multiples of our 5 mil, which is the main reason for their wider availability.

But, yeah, it's undeniably true...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 August 2022, 21:54
Replies: 1,315
Views: 155,167
Posted By dreadnought
Sure, why not - let's have a reasonable...

Sure, why not - let's have a reasonable discussion about the old days, see what new perspectives and opinions you can bring to the table.


That didn't last long, did it now :D Oh, well...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 August 2022, 18:57
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By dreadnought
Looks great, we need more stuff like that. Thanks...

Looks great, we need more stuff like that. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 August 2022, 11:01
Replies: 54
Views: 1,582
Posted By dreadnought
Sorry, but this tired trope is a huge...

Sorry, but this tired trope is a huge oversimplification, and you, of all people should know better. "The commerce" has changed hugely since the arrival of online marketplaces, and also the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 August 2022, 21:21
Replies: 54
Views: 1,582
Posted By dreadnought
Computers and videogames are not going away...

Computers and videogames are not going away anytime soon, unlike radios. I'm pretty sure there always will be a strong collectors market for items from these fields, just maybe not on a scale as big...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 August 2022, 13:18
Replies: 54
Views: 1,582
Posted By dreadnought
I've heard this retro owners die-off price drop...

I've heard this retro owners die-off price drop theory before, but I'm not sure whether it will pan out exactly this way. It might become true for some more niche brands, whereas others will stay...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 August 2022, 10:50
Replies: 54
Views: 1,582
Posted By dreadnought
The price of retro hardware

Curious as to why do you think that might be?
Forum: Amiga scene 09 August 2022, 17:40
Replies: 255
Views: 21,830
Posted By dreadnought
You miss the point completely. All these things...

You miss the point completely. All these things you recount are normal points of contention. It's obvious there have to be some, otherwise there would be no dispute. And using your logic it's...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 August 2022, 12:29
Replies: 255
Views: 21,830
Posted By dreadnought
See, this line of arguing is the problem that I...

See, this line of arguing is the problem that I have mentioned before. Criticizing these features is not an equivalent of denying their existence, and even if it was in case of some people, it's not...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 August 2022, 21:48
Replies: 255
Views: 21,830
Posted By dreadnought
Hey, @Vamplover, you should get a book deal or...

Hey, @Vamplover, you should get a book deal or some such (but no2utube, plz). I'd love to see your inimitable style applied to just about anything, eg global warming, rise of the yupsters, or...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 August 2022, 16:32
Replies: 255
Views: 21,830
Posted By dreadnought
Seriously? I'm not a dev, but maintaining two...

Seriously? I'm not a dev, but maintaining two codepaths sounds harder than maintaining one, and it's not like Amiga is a booming ecosystem with installed userbase counting in millions. Not saying it...
Forum: HOL contributions 07 August 2022, 14:55
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By dreadnought
Definitely, one of the best games of all time.

Definitely, one of the best games of all time.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 August 2022, 23:51
Replies: 255
Views: 21,830
Posted By dreadnought
:d

:d
Forum: Amiga scene 06 August 2022, 15:13
Replies: 16
Views: 2,328
Posted By dreadnought
This game has grown (pun unintended) quite a bit...

This game has grown (pun unintended) quite a bit in the last couple of months. I like the farmer life angle, a bit like Pirates! ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 06 August 2022, 11:01
Replies: 255
Views: 21,830
Posted By dreadnought
You both fall into the same trap in slightly...

You both fall into the same trap in slightly differnet ways. That trap is failing to recognize that in this debate you support one side and are thus biased. Now, there is nothing wrong with that in...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 August 2022, 23:21
Replies: 255
Views: 21,830
Posted By dreadnought
Count me confused :) Seriously though,...

Count me confused :)

Seriously though, watching all this as a neutral observer, I see most of the ideological/religious/polarizing takes as coming from the Vamp side. So there's that too.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 August 2022, 21:42
Replies: 63
Views: 2,776
Posted By dreadnought
Gunship 2000 = Virtua Racing = Half Life 3...

Gunship 2000 = Virtua Racing = Half Life 3 confirmed
Forum: HOL contributions 05 August 2022, 18:50
Replies: 66
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Posted By dreadnought
Haha...they don't miss a beat. But by their...

Haha...they don't miss a beat. But by their standards it's a bargain, I thought it'd be more like 599.99...
Forum: HOL contributions 05 August 2022, 18:45
Replies: 66
Sticky: HOL needs you!
Views: 81,316
Posted By dreadnought
It's in UK, otherwise I'd grab it, even if only...

It's in UK, otherwise I'd grab it, even if only not to let the bloody Pixelssss get it ;)
Forum: Hardware mods 05 August 2022, 13:15
Replies: 117
Views: 27,588
Posted By dreadnought
I don't know for sure, of course, but I think the...

I don't know for sure, of course, but I think the Engrish and everything else is actually intentional and mostly quite brilliant. As a mockery of that whole convoluted scene it's simply on another...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 August 2022, 11:04
Replies: 63
Views: 2,776
Posted By dreadnought
Maybe because it's probably not that trivial, and...

Maybe because it's probably not that trivial, and perhaps not worth the effort? It took presumably years of very skilled coding for Dread to materialize, but at least it's a new game, not just a port.
Forum: Hardware mods 05 August 2022, 10:55
Replies: 117
Views: 27,588
Posted By dreadnought
Nah, don't. A little bit of humour is most...

Nah, don't. A little bit of humour is most welcome in these usually dour or drama-filled threads.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 August 2022, 16:22
Replies: 255
Views: 21,830
Posted By dreadnought
Ah, the low hanging strawman defense. Never fails...

Ah, the low hanging strawman defense. Never fails :)

Seriously thou, the whole tech side might be debated but I've never seen it as a the real issue. These cards are not for me, but they seem to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 August 2022, 13:26
Replies: 21
Views: 1,256
Posted By dreadnought
Come on, this was in a soap opera, so not exactly...

Come on, this was in a soap opera, so not exactly Schindler's List-level production. Also, just enough detail for their target audience. They had it switched on, after all ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 03 August 2022, 07:31
Replies: 133
Views: 11,726
Posted By dreadnought
http://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/amiga/aminet/pix/tr...

http://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/amiga/aminet/pix/trace/AMIGA-fantasy2.jpg
Forum: Amiga scene 03 August 2022, 07:08
Replies: 19
Views: 1,224
Posted By dreadnought
I don't really find it surprising that there...

I don't really find it surprising that there weren't many enchanced versions. Making significant changes to game code or adding extrra fx is time consuming and expensive, and the console was...
Forum: News 02 August 2022, 13:22
Replies: 17
Views: 3,004
Posted By dreadnought
This sadly is a common theme with Lotharek's...

This sadly is a common theme with Lotharek's stuff - potentially great devices, let down by cryptic documentation or the lack of info.
Forum: Amiga scene 01 August 2022, 11:48
Replies: 19
Views: 1,224
Posted By dreadnought
I wouldn't get too hung up on this, for the...

I wouldn't get too hung up on this, for the reasons TCD listed. It'd be near impossible to get exact release dates based on mag reviews, there are just too many uncertain factors at play. So just...
Forum: HOL contributions 31 July 2022, 15:29
Replies: 21
Views: 820
Posted By dreadnought
Maybe that's a typo, but I think saying their...

Maybe that's a typo, but I think saying their name in Gollum voice is most appropriate :cool
Forum: HOL contributions 31 July 2022, 14:51
Replies: 21
Views: 820
Posted By dreadnought
Lol at the .99 in the 1999.99 GBP price They...

Lol at the .99 in the 1999.99 GBP price They truly are ruthless :D
Forum: Amiga scene 29 July 2022, 10:51
Replies: 255
Views: 21,830
Posted By dreadnought
Lawd, that ^^ did get a giggle out of me, a rare...

Lawd, that ^^ did get a giggle out of me, a rare feat on the web these days ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 28 July 2022, 13:48
Replies: 19
Views: 1,224
Posted By dreadnought
Yep, I'm sure these things played part too, also...

Yep, I'm sure these things played part too, also another one might be them saying "well, this old port didn't get any CD32 improvements" and lowering the score.

Not taking it seriously, as always...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 July 2022, 12:57
Replies: 19
Views: 1,224
Posted By dreadnought
Super Skidmarks / Shadow Fighter - 92 Pirates!...

Super Skidmarks / Shadow Fighter - 92
Pirates! Gold - 74

I rest my case :cool
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