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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 January 2022, 14:13
Replies: 36
Views: 1,481
Posted By dreadnought
These companies relied on income from the...

These companies relied on income from the shareware model. This worked well because of the massive PC user base, so even if 100 people didn't chip in, the one who did would be enough. And in Amiga...
Forum: HOL data problems 17 January 2022, 22:41
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By dreadnought
Some little things I stumbled upon

I'm working on a project which requires crawling through all the HOL entries. Here are some possible "data problems" I've encountered so far.


Asterix and the Magic Carpet...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 January 2022, 20:13
Replies: 42
Views: 1,590
Posted By dreadnought
Halo should be played on Legendary difficulty...

Halo should be played on Legendary difficulty level - it's a completely different game then.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 January 2022, 17:36
Replies: 2,902
Views: 544,262
Posted By dreadnought
No, it was from the main HoL page. But now using...

No, it was from the main HoL page. But now using the search here, it's similar - still can't see it.


I'm making a by-year collection and wanted to check what Adult Poker is. Figured out it's...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 January 2022, 16:28
Replies: 2,902
Views: 544,262
Posted By dreadnought
I'd like to view an Adult game entry on HoL, but...

I'd like to view an Adult game entry on HoL, but it displays a warning and says I need to be logged into eab with "remember me" option. I am, but still can't see the game?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 January 2022, 15:43
Replies: 31
Views: 3,805
Posted By dreadnought
https://www.sciencealert.com/images/2018-01/proces...

https://www.sciencealert.com/images/2018-01/processed/wall_e_obesity_people_1024.jpg

...soon :)
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 08 January 2022, 16:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By dreadnought
Very interesting...can you give an example of...

Very interesting...can you give an example of such behaviour? It's true that the attempt at creating a "living" city is somewhat limited on Amiga - the pattern of conversations/characters is very...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 08 January 2022, 00:02
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By dreadnought
Are you saying Atari was the lead platform, and...

Are you saying Atari was the lead platform, and that ST version has more features? It's one of my favourite games...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 January 2022, 14:36
Replies: 26
Views: 1,506
Posted By dreadnought
This thread is much, much better when it's about...

This thread is much, much better when it's about old VHS than modern politics.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 January 2022, 18:43
Replies: 26
Views: 1,506
Posted By dreadnought
Haha, that really is impressive. Nostalgia...

Haha, that really is impressive. Nostalgia overload!



(A CRT pedant in me would love some more accurate filters thou ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 January 2022, 00:15
Replies: 84
Views: 5,720
Posted By dreadnought
About that...hmmm ;) Anyway, who needs...

About that...hmmm ;)


Anyway, who needs Sonic when we have Tearaway Thomas, which I have just accidentially discovered? That's one of the things I love about Amiga, we could always come up with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 December 2021, 23:43
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By dreadnought
Great article, I did enjoy "reading" it, even...

Great article, I did enjoy "reading" it, even though I could understand only about 10% of it all ;)

You should definitely consider dissecting more games.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 December 2021, 22:27
Replies: 39
Views: 1,947
Posted By dreadnought
Regardless of the whole he made it-she made it...

Regardless of the whole he made it-she made it debacle, it's rather difficult to find out what the warranty is at the moment. The Apollo-core website seems pretty functional and full of various info...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 December 2021, 20:13
Replies: 39
Views: 1,947
Posted By dreadnought
Is this actually true? If so, then that's really...

Is this actually true? If so, then that's really out of line. You can't be selling >400E boards and offer no hardware warranty for them (not talking about software/operational help, that's another...
Forum: support.Apps 26 December 2021, 20:20
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By dreadnought
I hate this change dearly on principle (browsers...

I hate this change dearly on principle (browsers are becoming more and more limited), but must admit that in practice it works quite well - if you link an FTP client when Firefox prompts you too.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 December 2021, 16:25
Replies: 84
Views: 5,720
Posted By dreadnought
I got it too, because Sarah has just made an Xmas...

I got it too, because Sarah has just made an Xmas release called Snow Force, and the original is included: https://sarahjaneavory.itch.io/snow-force-c64. She really is a one-woman dev powerhouse,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 December 2021, 17:38
Replies: 84
Views: 5,720
Posted By dreadnought
Me too, but while I can opine on gameplay, I'm...

Me too, but while I can opine on gameplay, I'm not a tech expert and the arguments I read were regarding the hardware advantages of C64 vs NES. And since it's not something I know much about I can't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 December 2021, 15:58
Replies: 84
Views: 5,720
Posted By dreadnought
While quality ports are always impressive from...

While quality ports are always impressive from the coding POV, is there really that big a gap in hardware capabilities? I don't really know much about it, but have often heard C64 folks saying that...
Forum: HOL suggestions and feedback 21 December 2021, 15:56
Replies: 2
Views: 3,393
Posted By dreadnought
I was doing some WHDL reorganizing and saw...

I was doing some WHDL reorganizing and saw Forgotten Mine is still not in HOL, as well as Apple Hunt. Just posting in case somebody can add them now, or for myself to do it later.
Forum: Amiga scene 20 December 2021, 17:50
Replies: 80
Views: 17,865
Posted By dreadnought
Are there any news regarding new registrations?...

Are there any news regarding new registrations? The "It won't be long before it is possible to register again." message has been there for quite some time now.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 17 December 2021, 18:07
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By dreadnought
Fair enough. I know about Mantis, just thought...

Fair enough. I know about Mantis, just thought I'd ask here first before reporting it as a bug, seeing as it's a well known game, and I could've been doing something wrong too.

I'll try another...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 17 December 2021, 11:27
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By dreadnought
One of best Amiga games....nobody plays it via...

One of best Amiga games....nobody plays it via WHD Load?
Forum: support.Games 13 December 2021, 20:17
Replies: 92
Views: 7,200
Posted By dreadnought
Judging by the tone of your first reply, I had a...

Judging by the tone of your first reply, I had a hunch that this is a little bit more than our usual back & forths, which in most cases so far had been amicable & fun. But the above explains it...
Forum: support.Games 13 December 2021, 18:52
Replies: 92
Views: 7,200
Posted By dreadnought
Well, that's too bad for us Amiga PAL users, eh?...

Well, that's too bad for us Amiga PAL users, eh? ;) But it doesn't change the fact that the overwhelming majority of SNES games were coded for NTSC and Amiga's for PAL and you can't avoid it when...
Forum: support.Games 13 December 2021, 17:29
Replies: 92
Views: 7,200
Posted By dreadnought
Resolution does not matter that much, when most...

Resolution does not matter that much, when most of the games had borders - even in NTSC. That's another big point for SNES, that most of its games were written for NTSC and ran fast in 60Hz plus...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 13 December 2021, 11:47
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By dreadnought
Is the copy protection still active in Starflight?

I've started playing it recently, first time on Amiga. I did not bother entering the proper codes from the wheel when prompted because I read somewhere it's not needed on Amiga, and also the readme...
Forum: support.Games 13 December 2021, 11:36
Replies: 92
Views: 7,200
Posted By dreadnought
Actually, SNES has a very decent Civilization...

Actually, SNES has a very decent Civilization port. Used to play it on my PSP emu, works very well as a portable Civ.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 December 2021, 19:41
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By dreadnought
Tha arcade original is great fun. The C64 port is...

Tha arcade original is great fun. The C64 port is nothing to write home about, but not so bad either - it's an okay-ish shoot'em up, seen worse. It's certainly not so bad to actually pay somebody to...
Forum: support.Games 12 December 2021, 12:05
Replies: 92
Views: 7,200
Posted By dreadnought
It doesn't, but that's actually for the better:...

It doesn't, but that's actually for the better: this way you're spared the crushing disappointment that the A500 version was. For me (huge Gollop fan) it was a bitter reminder I'm stuck in the...
Forum: News 11 December 2021, 12:59
Replies: 89
Views: 9,447
Posted By dreadnought
Agreed, I don't mind wall of texts, but they need...

Agreed, I don't mind wall of texts, but they need to have some basic formating applied (especially when rattling off strings of abbrevations and technical terms).


Also, sounding perpetually...
Forum: support.Games 10 December 2021, 19:31
Replies: 92
Views: 7,200
Posted By dreadnought
Lol, I guess that back then, feeling patriotic...

Lol, I guess that back then, feeling patriotic and having never actually seen SNES in action, I might've agreed ;)
Forum: MarketPlace 10 December 2021, 14:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By dreadnought
I'd buy your SSI RPGs, but my budget is ~50 quid....

I'd buy your SSI RPGs, but my budget is ~50 quid. When you look at the ebay's insane BIN prices (especially PoR) it's probably not that much :D
Forum: MarketPlace 09 December 2021, 16:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By dreadnought
There's no way to give you an estimate, not with...

There's no way to give you an estimate, not with all these games. But you'll definitely get more bang for your buck by splitting this lot.

I'd go for 2x Amiga, 1x monitor, 1x the rest. You can...
Forum: support.Games 09 December 2021, 15:59
Replies: 92
Views: 7,200
Posted By dreadnought
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/The...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/The_Legend_of_Zelda_A_Link_to_the_Past_SNES_Game_Cover.jpg


:cool
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 December 2021, 22:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By dreadnought
If we're talking Amiga 1000 years (mainly 85-86)...

If we're talking Amiga 1000 years (mainly 85-86) then I'd add

One-on-one
Seven Cities Of Gold
Deja Vu
Arctic Fox/Skyfox
Forum: project.WHDLoad 05 December 2021, 19:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By dreadnought
:bowdown :great ...

:bowdown :great

https://i.postimg.cc/TwVmvGnp/sshot-2021-12-05-18-43-54.png (https://postimg.cc/7GLbSFsk)


Thanks a million...I really appreciate it!

The other reason it wasn't parsing all...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 05 December 2021, 18:49
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By dreadnought
The battle continues :) ...

The battle continues :)


https://i.postimg.cc/3NTZHs2L/sshot-2021-12-05-17-50-15.png (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 December 2021, 17:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,168
Posted By dreadnought
Well, this is for preservation so I'd like to get...

Well, this is for preservation so I'd like to get a sample of everything. In the latest release I have mostly concentrated on full-screen shots, now I'd like to add some close ups too. But you're...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 02 December 2021, 23:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By dreadnought
Ok, so we can read it now. ...

Ok, so we can read it now.

https://i.postimg.cc/VkwL0BYB/sshot-2021-12-02-22-07-26.png (https://postimg.cc/BXhGdFPX)

This is just a part of it, but the pattern is the same throughout, the same...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 02 December 2021, 21:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By dreadnought
Sorry, only had time to come back to this now....

Sorry, only had time to come back to this now. Thanks again for the advice.

I've tried to do it with: .\sort_whdgame_per_year.py h:\WHDL h:\WHDL\sorted

This is using Win 10 Powershell. When I...
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