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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 14:35
Replies: 376
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Posted By dreadnought
What's really pointless in these discussions are...

What's really pointless in these discussions are wacky conspiracy theories, "the chosen ones vs sheeple" narratives, and bashing other platforms.



The rest is just fine :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2021, 17:28
Replies: 291
Views: 44,930
Posted By dreadnought
It's one of Amiga's first games (Jan 1986) and a...

It's one of Amiga's first games (Jan 1986) and a port from ST. It's not like there was much to write home about software-wise at this time, even DotC, teh first real Amiga showcase was nearly a year...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2021, 14:44
Replies: 291
Views: 44,930
Posted By dreadnought
It is, and the gfx was actually praised in the...

It is, and the gfx was actually praised in the reviews. More interesting though is the attempt to build a reactive, "living" gameworld. But they tried to cobbled it all together from the remains of...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2021, 12:24
Replies: 376
Views: 44,807
Posted By dreadnought
A little think, and it'd probably been mentioned...

A little think, and it'd probably been mentioned here before, but it annoyed me again yesterday when I dragged out my A500 for its rotational residency on my desk. Not including a power on/off button...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2021, 12:07
Replies: 291
Views: 44,930
Posted By dreadnought
Bratacass for me. You can see there are some...

Bratacass for me. You can see there are some great ideas but it's all ruined by the insane control scheme.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 October 2021, 22:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By dreadnought
Eh, I think Alley Cat actually crushes DotC on...

Eh, I think Alley Cat actually crushes DotC on gameplay. Gfx/sfx is another matter of course :)


In fact, I also think the original is better than Remeow. That remake is a nice effort but the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 October 2021, 15:51
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By dreadnought
These two games are on my all-time favourites...

These two games are on my all-time favourites list. Nice link!
Forum: request.Other 26 September 2021, 20:31
Replies: 39
Views: 12,000
Posted By dreadnought
Ouch. Pleasuredome was an old school institution....

Ouch. Pleasuredome was an old school institution. I didn't really use it actively but it was a good backup.

Sadly, the whole torrent scene kinda belongs to another era...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 September 2021, 18:00
Replies: 60
Views: 14,714
Posted By dreadnought
Unless you have a link to the interview with the...

Unless you have a link to the interview with the actual rapper Snoop Dogg, this is just some dude with his nickname in a comment section... who can't even make it sound like Snoop :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 September 2021, 19:27
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By dreadnought
This game would be actually quite awesome, if not...

This game would be actually quite awesome, if not for that one crazy flaw where you die upon touching just about anything. But the proto-GTA open world gameplay concept is superb.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 22 September 2021, 18:49
Replies: 123
Views: 11,394
Posted By dreadnought
Yeah...well, thankfully you and a few others...

Yeah...well, thankfully you and a few others still do.


If it's any consolation, it's not happening only in Amiga world. You can have a look at this amazing dumpster fire of a thread...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 September 2021, 20:37
Replies: 171
Views: 13,055
Posted By dreadnought
Jeez. I understand the frustration, but all this...

Jeez. I understand the frustration, but all this because of one - let's face it - troll? Are there really "several raging threads" with "people" being upset? Bullying/cancelling? Come on.



Just...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 21 September 2021, 16:51
Replies: 123
Views: 11,394
Posted By dreadnought
Watching the last few pages of this thread, and...

Watching the last few pages of this thread, and the assorted moaning in the Dread one, I see it's business as usual in the Amiga dev feedback scene :guru
Forum: Amiga scene 20 September 2021, 21:36
Replies: 171
Views: 13,055
Posted By dreadnought
Your method of "moving on" - by continuing to...

Your method of "moving on" - by continuing to bring this thing up over and over again - is certainly unusual.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 September 2021, 18:16
Replies: 54
Views: 3,280
Posted By dreadnought
C'mon, let's not start with the "vs" stuff. So...

C'mon, let's not start with the "vs" stuff. So many other threads dedicated to that ;) All these machines had their weak and strong points, and Clive's genius was to offer so much for so little...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 September 2021, 10:40
Replies: 46
Views: 3,160
Posted By dreadnought
Seeing Defender of the Crown screenshot in the...

Seeing Defender of the Crown screenshot in the ACE mag, and Lost Patrol's digi movie sequences at a local computer fair.

When I finally got an Amiga, F29 Retaliator. Fast 3D, oh my!
Forum: News 16 September 2021, 23:07
Replies: 15
Views: 2,110
Posted By dreadnought
280E for RPi4 in a box and a few extras? Am...

280E for RPi4 in a box and a few extras?

Am I missing something here?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 September 2021, 21:28
Replies: 54
Views: 3,280
Posted By dreadnought
Man, they still can't let go, even 40 years...

Man, they still can't let go, even 40 years later? ;)


J/k...it's a sad day, but I'd rather concentrate on fun memories.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 September 2021, 21:11
Replies: 54
Views: 3,280
Posted By dreadnought
R.I.P Sir Clive Sinclair

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/sep/16/home-computing-pioneer-sir-clive-sinclair-dies-aged-81

We knew it was coming, but it's still a tough thing to accept. An absolute legend,...
Forum: HOL suggestions and feedback 16 September 2021, 14:50
Replies: 2
Views: 1,358
Posted By dreadnought
Nice to see Amiga games different from the usual...

Nice to see Amiga games different from the usual platform-shooter fare. I might try the Sendai out later, thanks for posting this.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 06 September 2021, 13:19
Replies: 128
Views: 11,011
Posted By dreadnought
"Sorry, but let me just pour some more oil onto...

"Sorry, but let me just pour some more oil onto the fire". To think this endless bickering nonsense comes from 40+ (allegedly) grown ups is utterly depressing :banghead


In fact, I think we were...
Forum: support.Games 04 September 2021, 10:41
Replies: 25
Views: 1,944
Posted By dreadnought
When using emulation/FPGA I use only a...

When using emulation/FPGA I use only a controller, not a joystick, and I play quite a lot of twitch games, sometimes also in High Score clubs. The analogue stick works perfectly well, and you can set...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 September 2021, 12:33
Replies: 103
Views: 6,304
Posted By dreadnought
You've insulted yourself, not only with your lame...

You've insulted yourself, not only with your lame call to authority (I'm right because I'm a mental health worker) but more importantly your completely misguided "diagnosis" of the OP.

And, of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 September 2021, 10:37
Replies: 103
Views: 6,304
Posted By dreadnought
*eyeroll* If you really are a mental...

*eyeroll*


If you really are a mental health worker, you should be much, much better in understanding and classifying different conditions and recognizing that OP is not some sort of trauma...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 01 September 2021, 15:41
Replies: 128
Views: 11,011
Posted By dreadnought
I wish something close to a "debate" was possible...

I wish something close to a "debate" was possible :) As it is, it's usually "the computer X I had as a kid is absolutely the best at everything. Any flaws, blame it on a port".


When in reality...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 August 2021, 14:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By dreadnought
ACA500+ is a about as complete & compatible...

ACA500+ is a about as complete & compatible solution for A500 as you can find. Yes, it's literally plug'n play'n run WB install. IMO well worth paying a bit extra, especially for electronically...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 August 2021, 11:22
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By dreadnought
Thanks, it's all sorted now.

Thanks, it's all sorted now.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 August 2021, 20:08
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By dreadnought
Lemon64 down?

Since yesterday I'm getting a security risk warning trying to access Lemon64 (Win10, latest Firefox). It say's teh site has an expired certificate and that I can't add an exception.


Just wanted...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 28 August 2021, 11:59
Replies: 128
Views: 11,011
Posted By dreadnought
*eyeroll.gif* Well, I guess some folks still...

*eyeroll.gif* Well, I guess some folks still can't get over the fact that Spectrum, despite being the weakest hardware, still managed to be the host to some of the best games and versions (just like...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 27 August 2021, 15:54
Replies: 128
Views: 11,011
Posted By dreadnought
Target Renegade: The Ice Skating Edition :) ...

Target Renegade: The Ice Skating Edition :)


The gfx does looks decen though.
Forum: News 27 August 2021, 14:19
Replies: 138
Views: 26,961
Posted By dreadnought
Well, seems that last Xmas release date has...

Well, seems that last Xmas release date has slipped a bit ;) Any news on this project?
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 27 August 2021, 10:15
Replies: 128
Views: 11,011
Posted By dreadnought
C64 version has the best sfx and gfx (yeah,...

C64 version has the best sfx and gfx (yeah, barring the silly looking main char) but playing it is a chore, due to godawful collision detection. I think it also has less enemies on screen.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 25 August 2021, 23:40
Replies: 128
Views: 11,011
Posted By dreadnought
A legendary game, and one of the resons we...

A legendary game, and one of the resons we Sinclair people could hold our heads up high. Good luck!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 August 2021, 15:00
Replies: 83
Views: 8,143
Posted By dreadnought
Modern CRT scene has been completely dominated by...

Modern CRT scene has been completely dominated by the "audiophile" kind of perception, what with the PVM craze, thicc scanline and super-sharpness fetish, etc. That's just how it is and you can find...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 August 2021, 10:41
Replies: 83
Views: 8,143
Posted By dreadnought
That's a good example of the typically misguided,...

That's a good example of the typically misguided, modern take on the CRT hobby. The biggest fallacy in this take (which is unfortunately prevalent just about everywhere on the net) is confusing the...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 August 2021, 17:18
Replies: 1,169
Views: 211,894
Posted By dreadnought
Yep, a competing platform being full of killer...

Yep, a competing platform being full of killer apps has absolutely nothing to do with anything (or perhaps "competing" is actually being generous at this stage). Sigh. Unfortuntely this narrative, in...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 August 2021, 15:56
Replies: 1,169
Views: 211,894
Posted By dreadnought
Wow, this really is quite something...nearly made...

Wow, this really is quite something...nearly made me choke on my tea :D A true transmission from a parallel universe.



I mean, okay, stating that "game X is dumb" as a personal opinion is...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 August 2021, 15:18
Replies: 172
Views: 16,242
Posted By dreadnought
And so it ends up in one big argument...but it...

And so it ends up in one big argument...but it was obvious it's going to happen the moment I saw this thread's title (and perhaps that was its aim too).
Forum: Amiga scene 18 August 2021, 14:48
Replies: 172
Views: 16,242
Posted By dreadnought
That's the price for the set you get from...

That's the price for the set you get from Amigastore.eu, with WB license included, same as I mentioned earlier when comparing to ACA 500+.


I bet you can get it cheaper, but as a kind of...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 August 2021, 21:34
Replies: 172
Views: 16,242
Posted By dreadnought
Ok, that's not so bad. I took this 30 sec figure...

Ok, that's not so bad. I took this 30 sec figure from this post: https://www.epsilonsworld.com/2021/08/pistorm-accelerator-with-amigaos-32-on.html
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