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Forum: Amiga scene 28 November 2021, 15:18
Replies: 128
Views: 22,417
Posted By dreadnought
He says that he: -"withdrew" recently...

He says that he:

-"withdrew" recently because of personal & health matters
-there were other people involved in this operation and not all decisions were his
-will soon post free digital...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 27 November 2021, 20:24
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By dreadnought
Many thanks for looking into it. But I'm a...

Many thanks for looking into it. But I'm a complete noob when it comes to python, not quite sure what to do. I downloaded the whole git and tried the sort_whdgame_per_year.py but it closes...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 27 November 2021, 16:50
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By dreadnought
WHDLoad collection ordered by year?

I'd like to have an alternative ordered by release year, not name. Any ideas on how to do it without sorting every single game manually?


It's possible using Mega AGS image (it has in-built...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 November 2021, 16:20
Replies: 26
Views: 1,397
Posted By dreadnought
Guess I might be a little biased, but it's got to...

Guess I might be a little biased, but it's got to be Inviyya ;)
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 November 2021, 15:34
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By dreadnought
Same here. Gotek is OK for starters and generally...

Same here. Gotek is OK for starters and generally casual use, but ACA500+ is a real swiss army knife for A500. 150E might seem a lot, but you really get a lot of bang for your buck, and it's actually...
Forum: support.Demos 24 November 2021, 15:51
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By dreadnought
Never thought people actually take youtube...

Never thought people actually take youtube seriously as a proper archival place.
Forum: support.Games 19 November 2021, 16:48
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By dreadnought
I also have a problem: the game starts and works...

I also have a problem: the game starts and works fine, but once I move the mouse to the inventory, it sort of freezes. I can still move the cursor, and it gives descriptions, but can't do nothing...
Forum: Collections 17 November 2021, 19:27
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By dreadnought
Try playing King Of Chicago (2 disks) on...

Try playing King Of Chicago (2 disks) on Gotek...:banghead
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 November 2021, 18:45
Replies: 800
Views: 70,737
Posted By dreadnought
Ah, the joys of modern hyberbole again :) But the...

Ah, the joys of modern hyberbole again :) But the real bad rep comes from scarcity of options, not providing them.


RF wasn't ideal but a) not really "terrible" for games (sharpness is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 November 2021, 23:22
Replies: 800
Views: 70,737
Posted By dreadnought
It's easy to be clever about it all now, with ~40...

It's easy to be clever about it all now, with ~40 years of hindsight and in the era when everything follows some well established standards. But back then it was all Wild West and people made things...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 14 November 2021, 15:08
Replies: 67
Views: 13,633
Posted By dreadnought
Made a new shader for FS-uae...

Made a new shader for FS-uae (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=104864)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 November 2021, 00:18
Replies: 26
Views: 2,182
Posted By dreadnought
Fighting hyperbole with hyperbole is rarely a...

Fighting hyperbole with hyperbole is rarely a good strategy.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 November 2021, 22:51
Replies: 45
Views: 3,199
Posted By dreadnought
Alright, managed to get this through on the 3rd...

Alright, managed to get this through on the 3rd attempt. This version should be ok. I recommend using the torrent, at least you can resume it...
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 November 2021, 15:10
Replies: 45
Views: 3,199
Posted By dreadnought
Yes it is, but like I said uploading there is a...

Yes it is, but like I said uploading there is a pain. Their uploader client is very slow, has no resume capability and usually crashes at least once. Just like it did yesterday near the very end...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2021, 22:58
Replies: 81
Views: 4,138
Posted By dreadnought
+2 isn't really that great looking, ditto CPC...

+2 isn't really that great looking, ditto CPC 464. Built-in tape decks are anything but sexy (yes, yes, IMHO :)

The 6128-look on the other hand is one of my favourites from that era.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 November 2021, 16:36
Replies: 800
Views: 70,737
Posted By dreadnought
One button joysticks were only a "standard" in...

One button joysticks were only a "standard" in the microcomputer world (sans MSX), quite inexplicably so. Dedicated game machines such as consoles or arcades already had 2 (or more) buttons for a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2021, 00:08
Replies: 45
Views: 3,199
Posted By dreadnought
I think he made the dats and somebody else added...

I think he made the dats and somebody else added images, but I'm not sure. The images come from TGOD, TOSEC, TDC and few other major collections + some other contributors.

I will upload the proper...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2021, 20:47
Replies: 45
Views: 3,199
Posted By dreadnought
Thank you, Mr Bot. Actually, I need to upload it...

Thank you, Mr Bot. Actually, I need to upload it again, this version has a lot of duplicates. Be a day or two.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2021, 14:55
Replies: 81
Views: 4,138
Posted By dreadnought
Ah, but you know it's completely different from...

Ah, but you know it's completely different from acknowledging that it might be the machine's weak spot.

And it has nothing to do with changing settings (which are not going to automagically change...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2021, 12:11
Replies: 81
Views: 4,138
Posted By dreadnought
I knew we're going to end up with this old...

I knew we're going to end up with this old palette chestnut. Commie fans will never yield even an inch, because their machine has to be the best at everything :)

But the fact of life is that C64...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2021, 16:32
Replies: 81
Views: 4,138
Posted By dreadnought
Spectrum's gfx is not actually that bad as many...

Spectrum's gfx is not actually that bad as many people imagine. It depends heavily on a game type (apart from, obviously, coder's skills). There are some examples of all-format ports where I'd pick...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2021, 15:36
Replies: 81
Views: 4,138
Posted By dreadnought
I don't think Beeb was so bad, specs wise. It...

I don't think Beeb was so bad, specs wise. It could hold its own and had a huge game library. It was pretty fast too, hence Elite.

When it come to just hardware Enterprise was probably the top dog...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2021, 11:11
Replies: 81
Views: 4,138
Posted By dreadnought
Massive flamewar in 3...2...1.. :) If I had...

Massive flamewar in 3...2...1.. :)

If I had to take just one to a deserted island, it'd be C64 (with an FDD). But, like all the micros, it's not without flaws either - eg, the terrible colour...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 November 2021, 19:33
Replies: 128
Views: 22,417
Posted By dreadnought
Buddy, you're not the only native Polish speaker...

Buddy, you're not the only native Polish speaker here :)


The first two obviously are, the third one I mislinked, meant the #200...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 November 2021, 18:55
Replies: 128
Views: 22,417
Posted By dreadnought
Yes really :) He still has got...

Yes really :) He still has got (https://www.ppa.pl/forum/amiga/36956/kacik-uwielbienia-a2/6#m735627) some (https://www.ppa.pl/forum/amiga/36956/kacik-uwielbienia-a2/7#m735659) fans...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 November 2021, 16:52
Replies: 128
Views: 22,417
Posted By dreadnought
And as is usual in many such cases, some people...

And as is usual in many such cases, some people (looking at ppa.pl) still "believe" and/or try to excuse this dumpster fire. Smh.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 November 2021, 20:09
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By dreadnought
For Gotek use the different boards don't really...

For Gotek use the different boards don't really make much difference. Just go for the cheapest Amiga from the most trusted seller. It's the same regarding RAM, the basic 512Kb trapdoor expansion...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 November 2021, 15:57
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By dreadnought
This is a really vast subject and it'd really...

This is a really vast subject and it'd really simplify things if you could roughly say what kind of budget you're on.

In a nutshell:

1) A500 + Gotek floppy emulator: cheapest option, will play...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2021, 22:04
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By dreadnought
SiDi is pretty much MiST, only much cheaper. And...

SiDi is pretty much MiST, only much cheaper. And MiSTer (the best because of amount of other cores) is not really that much more expensive than MiST itself.

To make things even more confusing,...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2021, 23:43
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By dreadnought
The actual observable differences are pretty...

The actual observable differences are pretty small. It's more of a "feeling" thing, which is very subjective. Amiga FPGA core boots/reboot very fast and is perhaps bit more responsive - but I haven't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 November 2021, 23:42
Replies: 45
Views: 3,199
Posted By dreadnought
https://archive.org/details/grubys-ibm-pc-compatib...

https://archive.org/details/grubys-ibm-pc-compatibles-floppy-images
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 November 2021, 18:02
Replies: 45
Views: 3,199
Posted By dreadnought
I'm trying to put it on archive.org atm, but...

I'm trying to put it on archive.org atm, but uploading big files there is not for the faint of heart...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 November 2021, 11:27
Replies: 45
Views: 3,199
Posted By dreadnought
So it was user error after all :) Seems there are...

So it was user error after all :) Seems there are well over 2000 individual games in TGOD, thus making it the ultimate source for floppy images.

If it's only individual entries on archive (no one...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 November 2021, 00:41
Replies: 45
Views: 3,199
Posted By dreadnought
I forgot that I actually have the TGOD...

I forgot that I actually have the TGOD collection. Have just looked at numerous random games in it and they were all .img files.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 November 2021, 19:36
Replies: 45
Views: 3,199
Posted By dreadnought
It's highly unlikely there ever will be a...

It's highly unlikely there ever will be a "complete" floppy collection. So if you want to have access to all games, it's probably better to concentrate on figuring out how to transfer normal games to...
Forum: request.Other 31 October 2021, 20:43
Replies: 0
Views: 351
Posted By dreadnought
Haloween request: Elvira combat controls hack

I love this game to bits - I think it was my first videogaming blockbuster. Coming from the 8-bit micros, the dazzling gfx & sfx combo blew me away. The mixture of adventure-rpg-exploration is also...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 October 2021, 19:50
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By dreadnought
When I try to mount these images in the Explorer...

When I try to mount these images in the Explorer I just get the "the disc image file is corrupted" error. Disk Managment doesn't show any mystery disks either.

Could you make a small (eg 100MB)...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 October 2021, 16:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By dreadnought
How to do this in Windows? I have that old 1GB...

How to do this in Windows? I have that old 1GB image which came with your

device, also another Putnik's image, but they don't seem to be recognized in Windows.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 October 2021, 22:57
Replies: 45
Views: 3,199
Posted By dreadnought
Thanks. I was thinking about MiSTer, it allows...

Thanks. I was thinking about MiSTer, it allows .img files.



Kinda underground. It's a new project so perhaps not available elsewhere. I left a message, if he okays it, I might upload it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 October 2021, 21:51
Replies: 45
Views: 3,199
Posted By dreadnought
I've just downloaded Gruby's collection. It...

I've just downloaded Gruby's collection. It contains files in all these differents formats:

- CP2: Copy2Pc Images
- DCF: Disk Copy Fast images
- EPL: EPLCopy images
- HFE: HxC Floppy Emulator...
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