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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 June 2021, 02:17
Replies: 307
Views: 41,208
Posted By SquawkBox
To paraphrase L. Jordan barbed remark while...

To paraphrase L. Jordan barbed remark while playing the part of K. Khan in Octopussy, that must be down to my nasty habit of surviving, the fittest bit et tutti quanti :) . Joke aside, I considered...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 June 2021, 20:47
Replies: 63
Views: 12,764
Posted By SquawkBox
I can confirm the buttons on the Wico are not...

I can confirm the buttons on the Wico are not logically independent from one another (the one I got was sold loose with the joystick handle).
The F1 F1/F2 toggle knob will simply deactivate the base...
Forum: support.Games 25 May 2021, 23:26
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By SquawkBox
That's good news, thanks in advance for offering...

That's good news, thanks in advance for offering effective fixes for this minor classic StingRay.

1.2 512k Amigas, these should be rather uncommon these days I guess. Folks owning any of these...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 May 2021, 20:46
Replies: 27
Views: 1,495
Posted By SquawkBox
Ultima V - Warriors Of Destiny (1989, Origin)...

Ultima V - Warriors Of Destiny (1989, Origin) intro running at the wrong speed on my PAL Amiga 500
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lchmVSV1cDE

Ditto, intro running fine in forced NTSC mode on my...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 May 2021, 05:30
Replies: 732
Views: 53,912
Posted By SquawkBox
Sure. One good example of that would be...

Sure. One good example of that would be infogrames' Advantage Tennis.


Data East didn't feel embarrassed about one button issue when they ported the first opus of Robocop, did they ? Up is used...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 May 2021, 19:16
Replies: 732
Views: 53,912
Posted By SquawkBox
@dlfrsilver Point taken. Have you heard of...

@dlfrsilver
Point taken. Have you heard of Karnov's younger brother, Chelnov ? You probably have since that game was ported to the X68000. Not a favorite of mine by any means, but bears a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 May 2021, 17:31
Replies: 732
Views: 53,912
Posted By SquawkBox
Funny how some ports on Amiga that used to be...

Funny how some ports on Amiga that used to be favorites of mine (Double Dragon I, Strider, Forgotten Worlds etc.) seem to have badly aged.
IMHO It's better to avoid playing those games on MAME for a...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 May 2021, 16:53
Replies: 27
Views: 1,495
Posted By SquawkBox
That's what kept me awoken at night for the last...

That's what kept me awoken at night for the last 72 hours. The boon is real when in comes to pinballs, third person racing etc. with little to no side effect, just couldn't believe my eyes (disabling...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 May 2021, 13:25
Replies: 732
Views: 53,912
Posted By SquawkBox
For something different, what about some talented...

For something different, what about some talented coder porting the sequel of Ikari Warriors aka Victory Road ? Now that would compensate for the affront consisting in one of the worst Amiga ports in...
Forum: support.Games 19 May 2021, 04:46
Replies: 1
Views: 1,137
Posted By SquawkBox
Did you try to use the $SOUND trigger ? ...

Did you try to use the $SOUND trigger ?


https://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/16/20/79/88/th/lurkin10.jpg (https://servimg.com/view/16207988/432)

These fx effects are scarce and not very loud, you...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 May 2021, 23:56
Replies: 732
Views: 53,912
Posted By SquawkBox
Not unlike R-Type II situation I guess, the game...

Not unlike R-Type II situation I guess, the game is pretty and all, but the code isn't optimized so that it slows down to a crawl when the action becomes frantic. It's something one can notice even...
Forum: support.Games 17 May 2021, 21:52
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By SquawkBox
Of course, I converted the IPF of ISS to HFE v3...

Of course, I converted the IPF of ISS to HFE v3 proper. Why would I deliberately mess things up with my own setup :blased ?
So here is the CRC32 of the HFE v3 I made through the use of HxC Floppy...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 May 2021, 03:59
Replies: 732
Views: 53,912
Posted By SquawkBox
I would very much appreciate a decent port of...

I would very much appreciate a decent port of Street Fighter I, but also of Teenage Mutant Ninja / Hero Turtles, or of R-Type II
in no specific order...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 15 May 2021, 18:00
Replies: 11
Views: 2,825
Posted By SquawkBox
Let me rephrase : As far as the canonical cracked...

Let me rephrase : As far as the canonical cracked versions are concerned e.q. melnok's, the game loads fine. Trouble is it doesn't transition from Disk 1 (intro) to Disk 2. That's why a Scoopex...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 15 May 2021, 06:26
Replies: 11
Views: 2,825
Posted By SquawkBox
@SPS Team Care to reconsider :) ? That instant...

@SPS Team
Care to reconsider :) ? That instant classic fails to load on my A500.
Forum: support.Games 14 May 2021, 04:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By SquawkBox
Another game that won't load with 1MB chipmem :...

Another game that won't load with 1MB chipmem : Wayne Gretzky Hockey (the first opus). Supreme did pretend they had that issue fixed when they cracked the game but they hadn't.

Additionally,...
Forum: support.Games 12 May 2021, 17:27
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By SquawkBox
As I said, it's just a matter of using one the...

As I said, it's just a matter of using one the switch at the back of my miggy to deactivate the additional 0.5MB of ram; So it's 1.3 KS and 0.5MB all right, provided it is adequate config in the...
Forum: support.Games 11 May 2021, 03:36
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By SquawkBox
Converting to v2 HFE, didn't help. Ok, at this...

Converting to v2 HFE, didn't help. Ok, at this point, allow me to quote our man Jean-Francois from this thread (https://tinyurl.com/8ctc38kx) on his forum :



A huge load doesn't amount to all...
Forum: support.Games 10 May 2021, 23:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By SquawkBox
For the record, FF has been updated to v3.25 on...

For the record, FF has been updated to v3.25 on my machine since then. Well, the best way to figure it out would be to give it a try. Please, be my guest :) . I am pretty positive if you convert any...
Forum: support.Games 10 May 2021, 21:50
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By SquawkBox
I made the update twice Denis, even updated the...

I made the update twice Denis, even updated the bootloader :


https://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/16/20/79/88/th/gotek_10.jpg (https://servimg.com/view/16207988/427)

I guess Jean-Francois would...
Forum: support.Games 10 May 2021, 20:46
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By SquawkBox
As far as IPF's are concerned, I've heard the SPS...

As far as IPF's are concerned, I've heard the SPS team carefully assembles various dumps for a "blend" of quality (think Earl Gray's finest :) ). One single dump made into a IPF might imply that...
Forum: support.Games 10 May 2021, 18:37
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By SquawkBox
Thanks for trying. If you fancy such things, you...

Thanks for trying. If you fancy such things, you might give a try to Loriciel's Space Racer IPF's (the French version seems at stake too, playing it doesn't require any skill in that language)....
Forum: support.Games 10 May 2021, 16:10
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By SquawkBox
Question Incredible Shrinking Sphere working version

Hi,


I know that game isn't exactly in the tops today, but I'd like to give it a play or two nevertheless. Thing is, I couldn't manage to get it to load on a real Amiga. I tried the various ADF's...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 May 2021, 04:01
Replies: 50
Views: 4,314
Posted By SquawkBox
Karate King https://hol.abime.net/3634

Karate King

https://hol.abime.net/3634
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 May 2021, 09:35
Replies: 46
Views: 4,832
Posted By SquawkBox
I can only think of Double Dragon II "ECS...

I can only think of Double Dragon II "ECS version" (it's in TOSEC, as an IPF). This said, the reason Binary Design offered an ECS version was not to take advantage of the ECS chipset, but to fix a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 May 2021, 05:49
Replies: 46
Views: 4,832
Posted By SquawkBox
This is an interesting case me thinks. The...

This is an interesting case me thinks.
The Quartex version of SWOS '95-'96 bears a cracktro that requires 2.04+ ks to load. Concerning the game itself, I am afraid it (just tried with both IPF's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 May 2021, 21:29
Replies: 46
Views: 4,832
Posted By SquawkBox
Short answer : That specific version of Gravity...

Short answer : That specific version of Gravity Force is buggy, be it on WinUAE or on an actual Amiga unless you switch ks to 1.2 version, and even then Toni (well, some internal check he...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 May 2021, 17:28
Replies: 46
Views: 4,832
Posted By SquawkBox
Success! Your version of Leader Board works with...

Success! Your version of Leader Board works with my 6a revision 1MB chip equipped A500, both the regular game and its expansion data disk. Very nice, keep up the good work! Same with first opus of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 May 2021, 14:53
Replies: 46
Views: 4,832
Posted By SquawkBox
Speaking of which, last evening I played 2.4...

Speaking of which, last evening I played 2.4 version of Deluxe Galaga CRC32 : 96B14D0C from my Gotek and no issue occurred. DamienD has 2.6C version in his collection, maybe that's the one requiring...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 May 2021, 13:59
Replies: 46
Views: 4,832
Posted By SquawkBox
Lemonamiga members offering mini reviews /...

Lemonamiga members offering mini reviews / comments are a nice bunch but don't always get things right. For example, someone there made the assumption that Off Shore Warrior would not run from a...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 03 May 2021, 18:34
Replies: 584
Views: 112,079
Posted By SquawkBox
In the vein of worthwhile text adventure games,...

In the vein of worthwhile text adventure games, you're missing EA's Hound Of Shadow (the) too
https://hol.abime.net/744
Forum: support.Games 03 May 2021, 00:24
Replies: 19
Views: 4,597
Posted By SquawkBox
Ok zoned by myself (I have close to no patience,...

Ok zoned by myself (I have close to no patience, I fully admit :nervous ). As you may know, if you die in BASS, restarting the game is not a good idea (this issue was fixed in the WHDLoad slave, but...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 02 May 2021, 18:42
Replies: 584
Views: 112,079
Posted By SquawkBox
Another PD gem once shareware now freeware,...

Another PD gem once shareware now freeware, Battle Duel (or BattleDuel), a Scorched Tanks clone based on Artillery Duel, an obscure C64 game
https://hol.abime.net/4373
Only comes as a HD package,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 May 2021, 15:23
Replies: 46
Views: 4,832
Posted By SquawkBox
According to R-N, it simply needs 2.04+ ks. That...

According to R-N, it simply needs 2.04+ ks. That would make more sense. Check 4th post of this thread (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=41843). So to make things clear, there might not be any...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 May 2021, 05:25
Replies: 46
Views: 4,832
Posted By SquawkBox
Turbo Trax (https://hol.abime.net/1529) requires...

Turbo Trax (https://hol.abime.net/1529) requires 1MB chip solid, doesn't it ? At least, there's this single game that owners of A500 equipped with 512k + 512k cannot play (very similar to Overdrive,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 May 2021, 19:39
Replies: 46
Views: 4,832
Posted By SquawkBox
So all of the following titles require 1MB total...

So all of the following titles require 1MB total ? Then why is it considered a better deal to have 1MB chip instead of 512k chip + 512k other mem ? Sorry for the extra research answering my questions...
Forum: support.Games 01 May 2021, 19:23
Replies: 19
Views: 4,597
Posted By SquawkBox
I'd very much appreciate if v1.1 could be zoned...

I'd very much appreciate if v1.1 could be zoned again. I just checked, said set is still incomplete in TOSEC section of the file server (except for Swedish and Italian versions) as far as I can tell.
Forum: project.MAGE 30 April 2021, 09:27
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By SquawkBox
Well, I am not sure Mother Goose hero faces that...

Well, I am not sure Mother Goose hero faces that many perils during his quest to reassemble the mixed-up nursery rhymes, but I get the idea :p . I just checked, and it seems your collection is...
Forum: project.MAGE 29 April 2021, 20:52
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By SquawkBox
@Matt_H I don't think DD's save disks include...

@Matt_H
I don't think DD's save disks include any actual game progress.

@DD
Ah now I get it, it consists in offering us a second save disk image handy when the first one is full. Since I plan to...
Forum: project.MAGE 29 April 2021, 19:04
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By SquawkBox
I've based my analysis on the fact that DamienD...

I've based my analysis on the fact that DamienD collection contains two save disk images for quite a few games :
Altered Destiny, Ishar II, Simon the Sorceror etc.
If I can part with the second...
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