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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 15:05
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By rare_j
Here's another one Usb memory stick Usb...

Here's another one

Usb memory stick
Usb flash drive
Usb flash memory
Thumb drive
Pen drive

Which is it?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 03:00
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By rare_j
I omit the G and just say the letters U-I. That...

I omit the G and just say the letters U-I. That way I don't have to say gooey.
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 14:50
Replies: 208
Views: 18,597
Posted By rare_j
The topic starter is recognised as a troll, the...

The topic starter is recognised as a troll, the whole thing was a wind-up.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 September 2021, 12:22
Replies: 54
Views: 2,583
Posted By rare_j
Great write up Bruce. Sinclair brought us...

Great write up Bruce. Sinclair brought us workable computers at accessible prices. It didn't matter that they were a bit limited and rough around the edges. He got them into the hands of people who...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 September 2021, 22:26
Replies: 54
Views: 2,583
Posted By rare_j
Your Sinclair were merciless back in the day -...

Your Sinclair were merciless back in the day - but it still makes me chuckle
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 September 2021, 23:47
Replies: 969
Views: 93,460
Posted By rare_j
I think the small dimms are simms. And 32 mb...

I think the small dimms are simms.
And 32 mb is a nice amount for sure - i think 16 or 8mb was more common at the time.
Sb16 is nice. S3 trio I never come across but heard bad things about! ...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 August 2021, 16:17
Replies: 172
Views: 14,283
Posted By rare_j
The inevitability of it is tedious. However, we...

The inevitability of it is tedious. However, we have got to 7 pages without a lock.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 16 August 2021, 22:15
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By rare_j
Great suggestion! Although the truth is I only...

Great suggestion!
Although the truth is I only ever liked one of the tracks.
Still, a bit of variety would be good.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 August 2021, 22:49
Replies: 136
Views: 12,284
Posted By rare_j
I just finished putting together a Pi4 with...

I just finished putting together a Pi4 with retropie and lr-puae, which is the best consolised amiga since the original xbox.
Would advise anyone looking for an under-the-telly amiga experience to...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2021, 21:29
Replies: 30
Views: 2,309
Posted By rare_j
Thanks all for sharing your experiences! ...

Thanks all for sharing your experiences!
Sounds like a super fun project with lots of expansion potential.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 August 2021, 21:51
Replies: 30
Views: 2,309
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: 1,285
Views: 126,036
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: 1,285
Views: 126,036
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: 1,448
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: 115
Views: 18,224
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: 5,615
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: 2,589
Posted By rare_j
Search nymag web stalkers

Search nymag web stalkers
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2021, 15:12
Replies: 38
Views: 2,589
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: 14,383
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: 14,383
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: 263
Views: 27,632
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: 3,433
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: 263
Views: 27,632
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: 263
Views: 27,632
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: 263
Views: 27,632
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: 39
Views: 3,763
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: 263
Views: 27,632
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: 1,295
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: 263
Views: 27,632
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: 4,065
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: 4,826
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: 4,826
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: 13,026
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: 1,641
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: 13,026
Posted By rare_j
Skills! Thank you.

Skills! Thank you.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 14:52
Replies: 194
Views: 13,026
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: 2,482
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: 83
Views: 7,843
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: 50,809
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: 94,273
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.
...
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