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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 October 2021, 15:17
Replies: 410
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Posted By Overdoc
??? Sorry, but I don't understand this...

???
Sorry, but I don't understand this comparison?!

Flying a plane is not a thing everyone can do, only an expert can and should.
But a computer should be ready to be used by everyone. And in...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 October 2021, 14:53
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
But more hassle with that needed disk-swapping...

But more hassle with that needed disk-swapping and waiting for DirectoryOpus to load for probably 30 seconds.

The C64 wins this task definitely 1:0.



Please read again, then come back....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 October 2021, 14:05
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
That's very similar to what I did as well. I...

That's very similar to what I did as well.
I made a disk that loaded LIST (I didn't even bother about DIR), COPY, CD, ED and RESIDENT and maybe one or two other commands resident into RAM.
Still...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 October 2021, 13:29
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
I mentioned I also had to make such a custom boot...

I mentioned I also had to make such a custom boot disk to make the issue at least a bit easier. (but maybe mine was not very optimized, since Commodore did not provide one, but a crappy overloaded...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 October 2021, 23:22
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
No, I am not talking about playing a game or...

No, I am not talking about playing a game or running an application.
For games, it is like drHirudo pointed out -> Amiga acts like a game console. For this, it is all ok, simple, just insert the...
Forum: support.Games 21 October 2021, 15:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,889
Posted By Overdoc
Hmm, seems no one played those levels except user...

Hmm, seems no one played those levels except user Gzegzolka, but he might not have seen this thread again, or forgot, not online, etc.?!

Does anyone maybe have a password with the complete map...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 October 2021, 15:37
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
I think the whole discussion is going in...

I think the whole discussion is going in circles.... ;)
Nearly everyone is forgetting about USEABILITY!

I can very good understand all the technical arguments for the system, like having it...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 October 2021, 12:05
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
This sounds very interesting! How long did it...

This sounds very interesting!
How long did it take to boot to the CLI?

Do you know when it was released?
Don't know why I never came across this disk, but probably the guys who only played games...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 October 2021, 11:57
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
@Photon: The A-1000 was a milestone in 1985,...

@Photon:

The A-1000 was a milestone in 1985, no doubt!
However, I am not so sure about it's OS. Similar OS already existed some years before, like Unix and MS DOS.

But the A-1200 was not such...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 October 2021, 11:38
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
No, it cannot. You NEED to wait for a disk to...

No, it cannot.
You NEED to wait for a disk to make the OS available to the user. Please get that, it is not so complicated. A simple kickstart hand is NOT a ready to use OS.



I think it is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 October 2021, 01:14
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
I did know about the resident command, and I used...

I did know about the resident command, and I used it to create my own 'DOS boot disk' with only the very most needed commands.

But still there was this annoying problem that I had to wait at least...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2021, 15:45
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
@grond: Thanks a lot for your support and...

@grond:
Thanks a lot for your support and understanding my point, thanks a lot!
I am open for discussing this topic, and I think I explained the problem for everyone to follow easily, but some guys...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2021, 15:27
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
Ok, thanks, I will try that :) Yeah,...

Ok, thanks, I will try that :)



Yeah, obviously it was not minimal ;)
But how should I know how to make a minimal one, and why was it not provided with the computer, or even better, integrated...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2021, 12:19
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Overdoc
Are you sure you connected it the correct way? ...

Are you sure you connected it the correct way?
The black wire needs to point to the left side of the A-500.

If that doesn't help, then you can try to exchange the two CIA chips (8520A) against...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 October 2021, 23:58
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
@tolkien: I am not talking about loading...

@tolkien:

I am not talking about loading applications or games from disk - this was no problem, I put in the disk, and it loaded.

The big problem was when you wanted to do some basic OS/DOS...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2021, 21:00
Replies: 4,621
Views: 1,060,622
Posted By Overdoc
At the moment I am playing Brian the Lion, which...

At the moment I am playing Brian the Lion, which I really loved back then, but never completed it.
Now I opened a thread for some suggestions which games to try to complete, and Brian was suggested,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 October 2021, 20:39
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
Ah, sure, so you have to design one yourself with...

Ah, sure, so you have to design one yourself with some expert knowledge to get somethnig which is already integrated in other computers...what a great idea!
Sorry man, but it's 1:0 for the C64.
I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 October 2021, 16:27
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
Ok, if that 8 second bootable Workbench really...

Ok, if that 8 second bootable Workbench really exits, then plase show me, put an ADF file of such a Workbench in the zone. I can't believe it.
I remember that back in the days I made a minimal boot...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 October 2021, 01:21
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
@ Thomas Richter: It seems you don't get it? ...

@ Thomas Richter:
It seems you don't get it?
Typical case of technical blindness and without thinking about useability....

Again, please show me how the OS can be used after I turn on my Amiga?...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 October 2021, 17:35
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
Thanks for the explanation, ofcourse I know that...

Thanks for the explanation, ofcourse I know that the kickstart is an operating system.
But you already answered it yourself: It is just not accessible from the start of the computer!
When you turn...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 October 2021, 14:48
Replies: 32
Views: 1,528
Posted By Overdoc
Hmm, then maybe I haven't tried hard enough,...

Hmm, then maybe I haven't tried hard enough, because I finished at least Lotus II as well. :)

I think you really need to master the fighting system in this game. I quite like it because you need...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 October 2021, 09:54
Replies: 32
Views: 1,528
Posted By Overdoc
Thanks again for the many suggestions. ...

Thanks again for the many suggestions.

Dungeon Master 1 finished together with a friend, also DM 2 until the final boss, and we even finished Chaos Strikes Back (with some help of a walkthru)
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 October 2021, 09:40
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
Oh, sure, and what a great one: Is there...

Oh, sure, and what a great one:
Is there anything else it can do except waiting for a disk to load? ;)
But seems a little bit poor compared to my 10 years older PET 2001 from 1977.....
Forum: Amiga scene 15 October 2021, 01:00
Replies: 76
Views: 12,721
Posted By Overdoc
Well, I have not traded on Amibay in a huge...

Well, I have not traded on Amibay in a huge scale, but whatever I bought and sold there did work out fine. :)

And, since I did not confirm to Ebay's new payment system, it is a great alternative...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 October 2021, 00:07
Replies: 410
Views: 48,401
Posted By Overdoc
Since I had used a C64 for many years before the...

Since I had used a C64 for many years before the Amiga, for me the biggest Amiga disappointment from day 1 was that no operating system was built into the machine, not even a minimal one.

Whenever...
Forum: support.Games 14 October 2021, 17:04
Replies: 13
Views: 1,889
Posted By Overdoc
I decided to play Brian the Lion ECS version on...

I decided to play Brian the Lion ECS version on my Amiga 500 some days ago.

Now I see on the map from HOL that there must be a 2nd exit in the 'Deserted Ruins' level, and I think it leads to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 October 2021, 00:18
Replies: 32
Views: 1,528
Posted By Overdoc
Thanks again for al those nice recommendations! ...

Thanks again for al those nice recommendations!

I forgot to menton that I already finished wuiet a lot of games, and among them is Gods, Pang, Toki, Prince of Persia, Katakis, Hybris, Another...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 October 2021, 15:50
Replies: 32
Views: 1,528
Posted By Overdoc
Thanks guys!! I didn't expect so many...

Thanks guys!!

I didn't expect so many recommendations - that's great!

Most of them I already finished back then, and some of them I already played a lot, but not finished, yet, like:

- Brian...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 October 2021, 14:33
Replies: 32
Views: 1,528
Posted By Overdoc
which Amiga game should I try to play to the end?

I would really love to play some Amiga games until the end, like I sometimes passionately did back in the days. :)

However, most of the ones I already tried seem to get too difficult at some...
Forum: support.Games 18 July 2019, 16:44
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By Overdoc
I played the German WHDLoad version (V1.4) a...

I played the German WHDLoad version (V1.4) a while ago, and there was a bug as well (maybe the same bug like the English version?)

I saved the game after I left the dragon's cave, but then it...
Forum: support.Games 18 July 2019, 16:11
Replies: 36
Views: 3,213
Posted By Overdoc
Does it need to be a 4 disk version? Because...

Does it need to be a 4 disk version?

Because I remember that I had a 5 disk crack by Skid Row, which had a trainer. And I think I used the trainer to train level 1, but later finished the whole...
Forum: MarketPlace 05 September 2018, 16:51
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By Overdoc
Amiga disk collection (over 1500 disks) for sale

I have a collection of about 15 boxes full of Amiga disks which I once bought together with an Amiga hardware lot.
Each box contains about 100 disks (I think? I will have to check when I visit my...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 August 2018, 16:40
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By Overdoc
Is this only related to the number of diks you...

Is this only related to the number of diks you insert into the drive, or does this generally also happen after the Amiga has been turned on for a while?

Then it could also be related to the Amiga...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 21 August 2018, 14:40
Replies: 34
Views: 10,964
Posted By Overdoc
Ok, thanks, I will have a look and play around...

Ok, thanks, I will have a look and play around with filenames, versions, languages etc.
If I find a solution, I will post back here.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 20 August 2018, 16:12
Replies: 34
Views: 10,964
Posted By Overdoc
I have a problem with importing a Dungeon Master...

I have a problem with importing a Dungeon Master 3.6 party (German savegame) into CSB.

So far I tried CSB utility disks 3.1 German and 3.3 English.
However, none of both recognizes my Dungeon...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2018, 11:37
Replies: 58
Views: 10,791
Posted By Overdoc
Thanks again, meynaf! I found a...

Thanks again, meynaf!

I found a mulitlanguage V3.1 on http://dmweb.free.fr/ (supplied by dmman) which does not say 'non working', so I hope this one will work 100%?!
And there is also a German...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 August 2018, 13:21
Replies: 58
Views: 10,791
Posted By Overdoc
Ok thanks for all the info. I think V3.1 and...

Ok thanks for all the info.
I think V3.1 and V3.3 are even multilanguage (English, German, French), like Dungeon Master, but V3.5 is English only?

Can anyone point me to a good cracked or...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 August 2018, 16:05
Replies: 58
Views: 10,791
Posted By Overdoc
Thanks Meynaf! Another question: I read...

Thanks Meynaf!

Another question:
I read that all cracked versions of CSB are bugged in some way? (Betrayal version is playable, but crashes in endsequence?!?)
But someone mentioned that you did...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 August 2018, 15:49
Replies: 44
Views: 2,905
Posted By Overdoc
Well, I can understand a bad rating for a game...

Well, I can understand a bad rating for a game because of it's hardware requirements, if those are not explicitely mentioned on the game's box.

When I look at the box scans at HOL in case of Hare...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 August 2018, 13:54
Replies: 58
Views: 10,791
Posted By Overdoc
Ok, time to re-surrect this thread.... ...

Ok, time to re-surrect this thread....

Yesterday, a friend of mine and me finally finished Dungeon Master :)
(ok, he did the action, I only drew the maps.... ;) )

It was a very nice game, with...
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