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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 September 2021, 23:05
Replies: 18
Views: 2,530
Posted By Nishicorn
This Apple IIGS Ensoniq sound chip has lately...

This Apple IIGS Ensoniq sound chip has lately started interesting me more and more. Sorry for replying so late (hey, what's 10 years in Cosmic scale..?), but would it be possible to get more synth...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 September 2021, 23:02
Replies: 67
Views: 18,863
Posted By Nishicorn
How the heck do you turn a 'wild claim about...

How the heck do you turn a 'wild claim about Apple IIGS games compared to Amiga games'-thread into just merciless Super Famicom-bashing?

Please chill out. Restrictive way? Come on, Super Famicom's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 September 2021, 23:00
Replies: 67
Views: 18,863
Posted By Nishicorn
My apologies for resurrecting an old thread -...

My apologies for resurrecting an old thread - this year seems so be all about bad resurrections (I hope someone got what I mean).

There's just so much wrong here, someone needs to show the light...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 July 2021, 04:13
Replies: 1,285
Views: 125,324
Posted By Nishicorn
Yes and no. Some things were disappointing,...

Yes and no. Some things were disappointing, others were great, and I had a lot of fun with it, and I still use it for graphics (the best machine for that). Some AGA games were also the best of their...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 July 2021, 03:08
Replies: 1,119
Views: 195,031
Posted By Nishicorn
It looks impressive - I didn't really think this...

It looks impressive - I didn't really think this would be feasible with Amiga 500.

However, there are a few things I'd like to point out, and hopefully people won't chew me up like they did anyone...
Forum: support.Games 21 July 2021, 05:28
Replies: 31
Views: 4,189
Posted By Nishicorn
Thanks for all the links and suggestions. I...

Thanks for all the links and suggestions.

I am aware of all these 'conversions' like that, however, they're not quite what I am looking for.

I am interested in finding the original PICTURES...
Forum: support.Games 13 June 2021, 23:34
Replies: 31
Views: 4,189
Posted By Nishicorn
Alien Breed 3D 1x1 WIP Screenshots

Alien Breed 3D was a classic masterpiece game that I will probably always have a soft spot for - so many good memories, so many nostalgic moments.

After the game's success, there was a lot of talk...
Forum: project.Sprites 05 June 2021, 02:26
Replies: 14
Views: 9,521
Posted By Nishicorn
BTW, it's not 'Tower', it's 'Rook'. The chess...

BTW, it's not 'Tower', it's 'Rook'. The chess pieces have established names, you know.
Forum: Graphics 27 May 2021, 08:41
Replies: 0
Views: 919
Posted By Nishicorn
Creation category missing

I don't know if it's a symptom of the sickness of this world, or some kind of thoughtlessness, but there's more to creation than graphics, music or code.

In fact, those things are not really...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 May 2021, 08:14
Replies: 231
Views: 27,627
Posted By Nishicorn
Why would it matter if you 'cheated' or not? All...

Why would it matter if you 'cheated' or not? All you are doing is unfairly discriminating against players that can't play difficult games without cheat mode. Is the intention here to give the skilled...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 10 May 2021, 22:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,859
Posted By Nishicorn
I thought you were going to talk about a...

I thought you were going to talk about a COMPLETELY different Ghost Chaser.

(Ghost Chaser Densei for Super Famicom, an excellent Final Fight-clone):

https://postimg.cc/gallery/BZMx92K

The...
Forum: Graphics. Work In Progress 01 May 2021, 07:30
Replies: 23
Views: 7,996
Posted By Nishicorn
Thank YOU for inspiring me and letting me try to...

Thank YOU for inspiring me and letting me try to help you. It's so much fun to do this kind of almost collaborational projects. I would love to collaborate one day..



Too much? I tend to have a...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 April 2021, 08:32
Replies: 175
Views: 32,068
Posted By Nishicorn
I find your logic strange. If they had it, they...

I find your logic strange. If they had it, they wouldn't have to ask for it, now would they?
Forum: Amiga scene 20 April 2021, 08:30
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By Nishicorn
I don't know where this sudden '1:1' comes from,...

I don't know where this sudden '1:1' comes from, no one mentioned it originally.

Basic A1200 is not good for that many things, even using basic software can be slow without at least FAST RAM (and...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 April 2021, 02:51
Replies: 17
Views: 1,890
Posted By Nishicorn
What do you mean by "this card"? Some kind...

What do you mean by "this card"?

Some kind of YM2151 card? How do you use YM2151 to create ST-music on the Amiga? Confused..

Unless you confuse YM2151 with YM2149F.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 April 2021, 02:50
Replies: 17
Views: 1,890
Posted By Nishicorn
I am still waiting for THIS dream to come to...

I am still waiting for THIS dream to come to reality.. if I ever can get real YM2151 to play arcade game musics, and real Atari ST to compose on, and a real MSX chip to play those Space Manbow...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 April 2021, 02:48
Replies: 17
Views: 1,890
Posted By Nishicorn
This may be completely off, so my apologies if it...

This may be completely off, so my apologies if it is.

However, you might want to take a look at Serdaco's OPL2LPT and OPL3LPT devices, as those go to PC's LPT port - I think this is the parallel...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 April 2021, 02:24
Replies: 464
Views: 59,183
Posted By Nishicorn
Which masterpiece are we talking about? The game...

Which masterpiece are we talking about? The game 'Aaargh'? The image doesn't show anything viable.



I wouldn't go as far as that - it's never pointless to compare things. There are many ways...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 April 2021, 01:56
Replies: 464
Views: 59,183
Posted By Nishicorn
YM2149F-chip. Inbuilt MIDI. Great songs made with...

YM2149F-chip. Inbuilt MIDI. Great songs made with it (and I mean pure chiptunes, not the MIDI stuff).

Looks great, albeit a bit grey. The design and style of the casing is just so quirky but sleek...
Forum: Graphics. Work In Progress 11 April 2021, 22:27
Replies: 23
Views: 7,996
Posted By Nishicorn
descent = a way down, the act or instance of...

descent = a way down, the act or instance of 'descending'. A game called 'Descent' was released back in the day..

decent = good

Well, there was no youtube when I was learning, I never attended...
Forum: Graphics. Work In Progress 11 April 2021, 22:18
Replies: 23
Views: 7,996
Posted By Nishicorn
Hello again, D4rk3lf. I thought my...

Hello again, D4rk3lf.

I thought my suggestions, critique and advice might be a bit too theoretical, being just text, so I made you a 'reference picture' just to show what I mean - it doesn't mean...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 April 2021, 20:12
Replies: 41
Views: 8,713
Posted By Nishicorn
I also started liking OctaMED (though it was...

I also started liking OctaMED (though it was version V5.0, if I recall) over Protracker.

This was mainly because after moving to AGA Amigas, Protrackers weren't as stable or usable as they were on...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 April 2021, 19:37
Replies: 194
Views: 12,910
Posted By Nishicorn
Well said. Yes, observations change, and the...

Well said.

Yes, observations change, and the initial impression might actually be based on faulty information, limitations that have nothing to do with the chip or the chip's power or capabilities...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 April 2021, 19:17
Replies: 194
Views: 12,910
Posted By Nishicorn
About those semantics.. if you must have some...

About those semantics.. if you must have some kind of qualifier to elevate other things above it, maybe you can use a word like 'relatively basic and quirky' or something like that. Sure, it's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 April 2021, 19:13
Replies: 194
Views: 12,910
Posted By Nishicorn
This is at least debatable. What does...

This is at least debatable.

What does 'better' mean? If you want four channels of sample-filled extravaganza, sure, Paula wins.

If you want quirky realtime 'personalized' synth composing and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 April 2021, 19:01
Replies: 194
Views: 12,910
Posted By Nishicorn
Why does it surprise you? Did you not listen to...

Why does it surprise you? Did you not listen to the songs I recommended?

I have been trying to re-create some of the 'sharp bass-sounds' that sound so cool in those and many other Atari ST songs,...
Forum: Graphics. Work In Progress 11 April 2021, 18:29
Replies: 23
Views: 7,996
Posted By Nishicorn
I love the planet picture, it's really cool! ...

I love the planet picture, it's really cool!

Say, would it be possible to have these pictures in Amiga IFF format or GIF, as 'honest pixels', no scaling, no screenshots, etc..? Or are you...
Forum: Graphics. Work In Progress 11 April 2021, 18:23
Replies: 23
Views: 7,996
Posted By Nishicorn
Hey, thanks a lot for your kind words! I...

Hey, thanks a lot for your kind words!

I was a bit worried that I might've come off as too harsh in my criticism - I am kind of brutally honest that way, but at least you always know I am...
Forum: Graphics. Tutorials 10 April 2021, 16:53
Replies: 4
Views: 3,825
Posted By Nishicorn
These are not 'computer pictures' - that would...

These are not 'computer pictures' - that would mean 'pictures of computers', usually photos.

Maybe 'graphics showcase pictures'? Or 'computer showcase graphics'? The title is very misleading.

I...
Forum: Graphics. Tutorials 10 April 2021, 16:49
Replies: 8
Views: 5,293
Posted By Nishicorn
Brilliance is pretty easy to learn and use, and...

Brilliance is pretty easy to learn and use, and becomes quickly completely intuitive, but I guess it's good to have tutorials for it.

I think it's a really great tool for lores hand-pixelling...
Forum: Graphics. Tutorials 10 April 2021, 16:45
Replies: 8
Views: 5,320
Posted By Nishicorn
Of course, if you used Brilliance 2.0, you...

Of course, if you used Brilliance 2.0, you wouldn't need a cheat sheet, as it's so simple and intuitive to use, and yet so powerful when you learn to use it.
Forum: Graphics. Tutorials 10 April 2021, 16:43
Replies: 8
Views: 3,485
Posted By Nishicorn
Another, maybe unconventional solution: Use...

Another, maybe unconventional solution:

Use Brilliance 2.0, it allows all kinds of resolutions, including 160x240 (SO much fun to draw directly in this resolution - and nostalgic as well (C64...
Forum: Graphics 10 April 2021, 16:23
Replies: 2
Views: 2,996
Posted By Nishicorn
Palette conversion and adjusting can be a hassle....

Palette conversion and adjusting can be a hassle. You can easily get a palette from a picture, but to get the colors in the exact order you want (for example, always from darkest shade to brightest...
Forum: Music. Work In Progress 10 April 2021, 16:11
Replies: 0
Views: 1,828
Posted By Nishicorn
Fighting Game-style tests

I started doing an experiment on composing on my Amiga 1200 again - feels so good to do this kind of creative stuff on a real Amiga - but the project didn't quite work out, so I forgot about it.

I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 April 2021, 15:43
Replies: 194
Views: 12,910
Posted By Nishicorn
You seriously think this is less insulting? ...

You seriously think this is less insulting?



It's not about semantics, it's about being misinformed and not having experienced the wonderful side of Atari ST - it CAN do very cool and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 April 2021, 15:33
Replies: 194
Views: 12,910
Posted By Nishicorn
The SID is already 16-bit. It has 16-bit...

The SID is already 16-bit. It has 16-bit registers, and an analog filter. Atari Pokey (of the Atari 8-bit line) is an eight-bit sound chip, which is why the notes often sound distorter in pitch, that...
Forum: Graphics. Finished Work 26 March 2021, 06:00
Replies: 10
Views: 4,115
Posted By Nishicorn
It's great to see people use real Amigas for...

It's great to see people use real Amigas for graphics (so I am not the only one).

It's a nice picture, too.

A few thoughts, questions and perhaps nitpicks - - first, what's the point of the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2020, 10:52
Replies: 292
Views: 18,203
Posted By Nishicorn
Amiga also was able to do 'sub-pixel scrolling',...

Amiga also was able to do 'sub-pixel scrolling', so it wasn't just normal 'smooth 50/60Hz scrolling', but something better.

The OP didn't mention the four sound channels that could use samples,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2020, 10:36
Replies: 55
Views: 7,587
Posted By Nishicorn
I am not sure 'nostalgia' is an actual 'emotion'...

I am not sure 'nostalgia' is an actual 'emotion' - more like the CAUSE of memories of good feelings that people then cling to, to get another whiff of those elusive 'atmosphere-aromas'.

I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 June 2020, 09:27
Replies: 28
Views: 3,221
Posted By Nishicorn
I don't remember exactly how different the...

I don't remember exactly how different the graphics are, but I thought the first game was brilliant in that light actually looks like light in it. It was the first game, where I experienced something...
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