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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 17:23
Replies: 70
Views: 6,090
Posted By dreadnought
Looks so generic. Take away the brand and it's...

Looks so generic. Take away the brand and it's just a slightly upmarket Flash (ok, HTML5) game. I know, I know, - writing, jokes, etc, etc - but, I'm sorry, in a graphic adventure gfx does matter.
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Forum: project.WHDLoad Yesterday, 23:10
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By dreadnought
But... See this thread...

But...





See this thread (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1548065#post1548065) for context.
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 21:27
Replies: 110
Views: 14,390
Posted By dreadnought
Happy Birthday, Atari! 50 years, wey hey. Love or...

Happy Birthday, Atari! 50 years, wey hey. Love or hate them, there's no denying they left a huge mark on both the gaming and computing industry.

Time to play some Sundog tonight :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 June 2022, 13:55
Replies: 17
Views: 805
Posted By dreadnought
Nice rationalization :) Here's an idea: why not...

Nice rationalization :) Here's an idea: why not finish SS first (been a while) and then do something else?




Could be that "some people" perhaps don't see the need tp pay money of old rope,...
Forum: Collections 25 June 2022, 22:59
Replies: 19
Views: 3,013
Posted By dreadnought
I have just uploaded v0.3. It adds year 1991....

I have just uploaded v0.3. It adds year 1991. Possibly peak Amiga year? So many amazing games released....
Forum: HOL contributions 25 June 2022, 17:05
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By dreadnought
Heh, yes, I also hate intrusive "watermarks"...

Heh, yes, I also hate intrusive "watermarks" :nuts
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 June 2022, 12:36
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By dreadnought
You're welcome. In return, I can just say there...

You're welcome. In return, I can just say there are so many dumb things in your rant that unpicking it all would take me half a day, and ain't nobody got time for that :)



And it's not the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 June 2022, 23:31
Replies: 17
Views: 805
Posted By dreadnought
Ouch, this really does look bad. As if they took...

Ouch, this really does look bad. As if they took a cheapest filter possible and just slapped it on. But then, I've never been a fan of neither Nightdive nor "enchanced" versions, so no love lost...
Forum: support.Games 24 June 2022, 21:09
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By dreadnought
Not sure, I just drag/dropped it on FS UAE...

Not sure, I just drag/dropped it on FS UAE Launcher icon. But this was DrBong's version that just got uploaded, yours didn't work when I tried it yesterday.
Forum: support.Games 24 June 2022, 20:34
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By dreadnought
Big thanks for the adf (works in FS UAE)! For...

Big thanks for the adf (works in FS UAE)! For some reason I really wish all these early MIA's from the Eighties were found, this is one step forward.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 June 2022, 17:16
Replies: 47
Views: 6,505
Posted By dreadnought
It's all very naff, but already got funded few...

It's all very naff, but already got funded few times over. Proves that people will buy any old crap if you shove it in a ~vintage~ casing.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 June 2022, 17:11
Replies: 25
Views: 640
Posted By dreadnought
Port Royale tries to imitate Pirates and on paper...

Port Royale tries to imitate Pirates and on paper all the elements are there, but for me it lacks soul. Never could get into these games.

Then there's the Sea Dogs series, which I actually really...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 June 2022, 15:26
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By dreadnought
Games like these is what I lived, and bought...

Games like these is what I lived, and bought Amiga for. This is why I have never understood the bitterness and constant complaining about the lack of quality arcade/console versions. We had some...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 June 2022, 21:54
Replies: 25
Views: 640
Posted By dreadnought
Eh, sorry, I like Ports Of Call, but that game is...

Eh, sorry, I like Ports Of Call, but that game is just a fraction of what Pirates has to offer.

In Pirates you literally live a life, and the amount of various things/goals which you can do and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 June 2022, 21:17
Replies: 25
Views: 640
Posted By dreadnought
I will go a bit further than that: it's simply...

I will go a bit further than that: it's simply the best game ever made :) (with exception of some roguelikes, but they are in the world of their own).

As for the best version, there might be...
Forum: HOL data problems 23 June 2022, 19:30
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By dreadnought
Have, ummm, fun ;)

Have, ummm, fun ;)
Forum: HOL data problems 23 June 2022, 19:09
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By dreadnought
Thanks, boss. I see you added an entry for the...

Thanks, boss. I see you added an entry for the Femme Fatale data disk too, it's not MIA though.
Forum: Coders. General 23 June 2022, 16:02
Replies: 41
Views: 1,630
Posted By dreadnought
These are sweeping generalizations. I'm pretty...

These are sweeping generalizations. I'm pretty sure some of the devs had other reasons than "laziness", and the fact that MD's sfx might have been inferior to some other ones does not make it "crap"....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 June 2022, 11:13
Replies: 44
Views: 1,902
Posted By dreadnought
They are part of Amiga's legacy and for me are as...

They are part of Amiga's legacy and for me are as important as anything else. The big hits are great and all, but without everything else it'd be really boring, a bit like a console.



Besides,...
Forum: HOL data problems 22 June 2022, 22:21
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By dreadnought
https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_...

https://archive.org/details/Computer_Gaming_World_Issue_95/page/n111/mode/2up

The scenarios on the TOSEC disk match the ones in this review (which also mentions Amiga release). The only problem is...
Forum: HOL data problems 22 June 2022, 21:03
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By dreadnought
@TCD -Wikipedia says that "Action Stations!...

@TCD
-Wikipedia says that "Action Stations! Scenario Utility Disk was also released." Also, it was "hacked" and "supplied" by some cracking group. Not sure if that means anything but perhaps...
Forum: HOL data problems 22 June 2022, 18:11
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By dreadnought
Finished 1991, here's some more stuff that came...

Finished 1991, here's some more stuff that came up. If anything's unclear, ask away.


1987
Head Coach Pro Football Simulation - has no relationship link to other releases (Pro football...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 June 2022, 16:37
Replies: 58
Views: 3,508
Posted By dreadnought
Thanks for the giggle :D Alien Breed...

Thanks for the giggle :D



Alien Breed easily matches all these games on presentation, and Lotus / Turrican on gameplay. The other two don't have much of the latter, especially SoS, which is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2022, 20:23
Replies: 47
Views: 1,537
Posted By dreadnought
The talkie thing is purely my personal...

The talkie thing is purely my personal preference. It comes from being brought up as a reader in general and playing countless text-heavy games in the voice-less, mostly 2D period. So, I would never...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2022, 17:16
Replies: 47
Views: 1,537
Posted By dreadnought
I'm not sure, I thought most of the remakes are...

I'm not sure, I thought most of the remakes are truly point'n click. HoL refers to KQ Enchanced as such, so that's good enough for me ;) In general these early games with text parsers are often...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2022, 16:31
Replies: 47
Views: 1,537
Posted By dreadnought
The remakes of KQ, SQ, and Larry were all...

The remakes of KQ, SQ, and Larry were all released on Amiga, so...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2022, 15:41
Replies: 47
Views: 1,537
Posted By dreadnought
I know I'm in minority on this, but I really...

I know I'm in minority on this, but I really can't stand talkies, even those with good voice acting. For me games from the pre-FMV era are forever text-only, with my internal narrative, and hearing...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 June 2022, 14:23
Replies: 33
Views: 1,206
Posted By dreadnought
Elvira / Garden ...

Elvira / Garden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC1Oo4CUljo
Forum: project.Amiga File Server 21 June 2022, 11:30
Replies: 29
Views: 8,317
Posted By dreadnought
Chrome is a spyware, first and foremost. And...

Chrome is a spyware, first and foremost. And anyway, FTP is part of the web, hence a "webbrowser" should be able to access it. For casual users it's definitely not more comfortable to go through the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 June 2022, 16:27
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By dreadnought
Yeah, back then it'd be an unwanted present, but...

Yeah, back then it'd be an unwanted present, but now I love these "failed" machines. Just bought a 3DO :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 June 2022, 15:43
Replies: 44
Views: 1,902
Posted By dreadnought
Best way to quick-check is to use...

Best way to quick-check is to use http://grandis.nu/eabsearch/


If you can't see it there then it's probably worth inquiring about.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 June 2022, 12:44
Replies: 44
Views: 1,902
Posted By dreadnought
I was looking at Midway Campaign yesterday. Some...

I was looking at Midway Campaign yesterday. Some shop on ebay wants 200 quid...just for the box. Sigh.

I guess if somebody had a lot of time and deep pockets, they could set up an ebay alert list...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 June 2022, 19:23
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By dreadnought
Valiant effort, terrible results. But that's how...

Valiant effort, terrible results. But that's how it is 19 times out of 20 when people try to "fix" old gfx, with which there is nothing wrong to start with.

There's the usual call to the Holy...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 June 2022, 15:49
Replies: 47
Views: 1,537
Posted By dreadnought
The "controversy" only makes sense if you write...

The "controversy" only makes sense if you write for a mag or express yourself on some other official public outlet. On such occasions you should really try to look past your personal preferences and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 June 2022, 15:22
Replies: 47
Views: 1,537
Posted By dreadnought
I only watch utube vids when I absolutely have...

I only watch utube vids when I absolutely have to, so don't know what's your top 10, but it did made me think about mine. It's a tough call for sure...so many amazing games. I'd say...

Zak...
Forum: HOL data problems 17 June 2022, 22:10
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By dreadnought
You miss the point, but I'll leave it at that. No...

You miss the point, but I'll leave it at that. No point arguing about it :)
Forum: project.TOSEC (amiga only) 17 June 2022, 18:44
Replies: 2,476
Views: 679,817
Posted By dreadnought
Yep, I see now. Thanks for the clarification.

Yep, I see now. Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: HOL data problems 17 June 2022, 13:53
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By dreadnought
Yeah, but if they really release it commercially...

Yeah, but if they really release it commercially then it doesn't matter.



Btw, yes, there should be a note that the games was released in 1990 as SW first, that's why I made a note about it (...
Forum: HOL data problems 17 June 2022, 12:58
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By dreadnought
My point is that we might never know the reason,...

My point is that we might never know the reason, but it still might be true. I'd rather stick with respecting the previous entries, if there is no evidence that they were wrong.



There are many...
Forum: HOL data problems 17 June 2022, 12:38
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By dreadnought
I wouldn't bo too hasty with removing the...

I wouldn't bo too hasty with removing the Commercial references. After all, it could be that whoever put that Thalamus reference there had a real reason for it.
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