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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 21:51
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By rare_j
Is anybody here using a Pistorm yet? ...

Is anybody here using a Pistorm yet?
Interested in first-hand experiences.
Forum: Amiga scene 27 July 2021, 01:57
Replies: 1,273
Views: 118,551
Posted By rare_j
Not that frequently. There was a copy or relokick...

Not that frequently. There was a copy or relokick on the cover of a magazine that made a lot of things work.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 July 2021, 01:58
Replies: 1,273
Views: 118,551
Posted By rare_j
I already had an A500+ with 2mb chip ram when I...

I already had an A500+ with 2mb chip ram when I upgraded to the A1200.
I was excited for the faster processor and more colours to use in dpaint and the new games.

In reality, the cpu wasn't that...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2021, 14:45
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By rare_j
I used to have one of these and was never...

I used to have one of these and was never comfortable changing the simms, to the point where I just left it populated with 4mb even when I had different modules to put in it.
From memory, the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 July 2021, 21:37
Replies: 114
Views: 17,021
Posted By rare_j
Love Einhander - sadly too difficult for me after...

Love Einhander - sadly too difficult for me after the water level.
Only saw past that by abusing save states.
Also love R-Type Delta. Same deal though - rock hard on the later levels!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 July 2021, 21:46
Replies: 57
Views: 4,575
Posted By rare_j
Binned a big stack of Amiga Format, Amiga Power,...

Binned a big stack of Amiga Format, Amiga Power, and CU Amiga mags, when I was leaving home. That's about it. (Kept the coverdisks)
I also had to dispose of a broken 1438 multisync monitor that I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2021, 17:24
Replies: 38
Views: 2,408
Posted By rare_j
Search nymag web stalkers

Search nymag web stalkers
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2021, 15:12
Replies: 38
Views: 2,408
Posted By rare_j
If you search up the name mentioned in the...

If you search up the name mentioned in the twitter post, you will come across an ny times article in the first page of results. I was not aware of the scale and organisation of the activity. It...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 June 2021, 15:01
Replies: 142
Views: 13,760
Posted By rare_j
Yes you're right the engine for Oscar looks...

Yes you're right the engine for Oscar looks nice, and in screenshots the graphics look nice, and the presentation and intros overall were really encouraging - perhaps that's what contributed to the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 June 2021, 11:57
Replies: 142
Views: 13,760
Posted By rare_j
Oscar is a wretched euro-platformer. Playing it...

Oscar is a wretched euro-platformer. Playing it feels like punishment.
Back in the day I had it as an A1200 pack-in. Probably got less than 15 mins playtime. Absolutely terrible.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 26 June 2021, 04:39
Replies: 240
Views: 22,189
Posted By rare_j
I'm sure I've seen the floating car bug in the...

I'm sure I've seen the floating car bug in the original release.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 June 2021, 01:25
Replies: 48
Views: 3,060
Posted By rare_j
I like the first level (fire) of captain planet....

I like the first level (fire) of captain planet. The music is nice, it's colourful, and it's sort of fun in a bad way. The balloon thing and collecting the mini-baddies is fun in a pointless kind of...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 17 June 2021, 19:34
Replies: 240
Views: 22,189
Posted By rare_j
Wow, yes that is potentially very exciting,...

Wow, yes that is potentially very exciting, depending on what's possible.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 12 June 2021, 00:32
Replies: 240
Views: 22,189
Posted By rare_j
I think it looks good!

I think it looks good!
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 10 June 2021, 22:00
Replies: 240
Views: 22,189
Posted By rare_j
Game looks really good now with the new car...

Game looks really good now with the new car colours. :)
Looking forward to playing through this again :great
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 June 2021, 08:28
Replies: 37
Views: 2,892
Posted By rare_j
I remember reading on the letters page of Your...

I remember reading on the letters page of Your Sinclair (I think, or maybe it was an Amiga mag) the question was asked about how screenshots were taken for the reviews. The answer was 'a very...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 30 May 2021, 20:58
Replies: 240
Views: 22,189
Posted By rare_j
The car colours are really nice. The blue for...

The car colours are really nice.
The blue for the water is a bit too bright (in my opinion) - perhaps thats just because I'm used to all the water being dull green!! Probably could do with being...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 29 May 2021, 17:14
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By rare_j
You can try and change the server type in...

You can try and change the server type in filezilla. Alternatively, I beleive there are some options on the ftp server side to format the returned path.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 16 May 2021, 11:17
Replies: 240
Views: 22,189
Posted By rare_j
This is a great project, thanks! Is it possible...

This is a great project, thanks!
Is it possible to create a true 60hz version of the game, that is, one that runs at 60hz refresh, but with the same gameplay and music speed as at 50hz?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 May 2021, 22:04
Replies: 43
Views: 3,863
Posted By rare_j
On the Spectrum, Chase HQ being followed by by...

On the Spectrum, Chase HQ being followed by by SCI was a bit of a surprise, (in the same way that stepping in a pile of leaves and hearing a squelch is a surprise...)
Forum: Amiga scene 16 April 2021, 20:18
Replies: 50
Views: 4,600
Posted By rare_j
Its really interesting to see what people's...

Its really interesting to see what people's thoughts are.
I think the 'wasted potential' is an important angle. Also, if you payed full price for a massive disappointment.
Personally I'm tempted...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 April 2021, 02:30
Replies: 50
Views: 4,600
Posted By rare_j
The worst I know of is Gremlins 2. There may be...

The worst I know of is Gremlins 2. There may be worse out there, but this stick in my mind as completly unplayable. They had a decent artist and competent musician on the team, but the game design...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 April 2021, 22:51
Replies: 194
Views: 12,429
Posted By rare_j
I loved Vienna but the low tech p-shh does grate...

I loved Vienna but the low tech p-shh does grate a bit after a dozen listens. And to be fair shaddap you face is also a great track with a lot of laughs and heart.

The absense of limitations is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 March 2021, 19:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By rare_j
I had a try of the PS2 version this week - nice...

I had a try of the PS2 version this week - nice to see the emotion engine put to good use :nervous

OCS version wins for me, under emulation with some settings to get rid of that janky scrolling.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 21:22
Replies: 194
Views: 12,429
Posted By rare_j
Skills! Thank you.

Skills! Thank you.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 14:52
Replies: 194
Views: 12,429
Posted By rare_j
Does anyone know the actual differences in terms...

Does anyone know the actual differences in terms of capabilities between the chip in the Spectrum and that in the ST? I've looked into this before and never come up with any answers. Would be great...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 21 March 2021, 16:14
Replies: 17
Views: 2,402
Posted By rare_j
This is pushing it a bit, but have a look at...

This is pushing it a bit, but have a look at "Future Cop: LAPD" on the Playstation.
It has a similar gameplay feel.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 March 2021, 23:22
Replies: 58
Views: 4,720
Posted By rare_j
I regretfully had to take my 21" trinitron, owned...

I regretfully had to take my 21" trinitron, owned from new, to the tip after many years of use, it went soft and the contrast was shot. Eventually the picture went many shades of purple. This was...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 March 2021, 02:38
Replies: 542
Views: 48,421
Posted By rare_j
Back in 1985... "880k? Ridiculous. Pitfall only...

Back in 1985...
"880k? Ridiculous. Pitfall only needs 4k"
Forum: Coders. General 01 March 2021, 20:27
Replies: 822
Views: 91,947
Posted By rare_j
I like 1 and 2. X not so much, I just don't like...

I like 1 and 2. X not so much, I just don't like the palatte swap.
3 was a fan favourite apparently but I thought it wasn't a lot of fun. Ponderous level progression and a lot of cheap deaths.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 February 2021, 12:50
Replies: 542
Views: 48,421
Posted By rare_j
This is a great point, thanks for starting this...

This is a great point, thanks for starting this thread. As a child my first amiga was the A500+ and Deluxe Paint 3 was what I really wanted from a computer. Workbench 2 looked professional and worked...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 February 2021, 12:21
Replies: 23
Views: 1,375
Posted By rare_j
Nice solution. Are they available to buy or did...

Nice solution. Are they available to buy or did you make it yourself?
Forum: support.Apps 27 February 2021, 19:50
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By rare_j
I always liked FastJPEG because it's fast on a...

I always liked FastJPEG because it's fast on a plain A1200. If the image was bigger than screen resolution you could pan around woth the mouse, if memory serves me correctly.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 February 2021, 13:17
Replies: 272
Views: 23,050
Posted By rare_j
No, I understand the technical issues. I...

No, I understand the technical issues. I understand that these are limitations that cannot be controlled. I'm not accusing anyone of being lazy or trying to rip people off.

But you must...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 February 2021, 03:32
Replies: 272
Views: 23,050
Posted By rare_j
60hz stuttering, crashes, and 8 frames of lag -...

60hz stuttering, crashes, and 8 frames of lag - this is not very good, even for a 'casual' player. :sad
Maybe this collection would have been better off as a Windows PC only release where at least...
Forum: Hardware mods 04 February 2021, 05:33
Replies: 96
Views: 13,421
Posted By rare_j
It looks very clever. :) If you were to install...

It looks very clever. :)
If you were to install this in say, an A500+, what would the storage options be?
Are there any boards that would work with this to give you an SD card hard drive for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2021, 13:53
Replies: 153
Views: 10,792
Posted By rare_j
Ha ha, that is sneaky. I like it a lot. Took me a...

Ha ha, that is sneaky. I like it a lot. Took me a minute to figure it out.
Forum: Amiga scene 12 January 2021, 02:01
Replies: 193
Views: 15,009
Posted By rare_j
It was not only Doom. I was also really liked by...

It was not only Doom. I was also really liked by X-Wing.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2021, 15:13
Replies: 153
Views: 10,792
Posted By rare_j
Hey buddy, this is a good point, and a possible...

Hey buddy, this is a good point, and a possible source of negativity.
Back in the day, it's unlikely people saw arcade machines and home computer ports side by side. So if a home computer port...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 January 2021, 04:24
Replies: 153
Views: 10,792
Posted By rare_j
I absolutely love these threads. I'm waiting for...

I absolutely love these threads. I'm waiting for the one that pops up and asks if a 68030 and 10mb fastram is good enough to do a port of port cyberpunk 2077
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