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Forum: Member Introductions 23 June 2021, 00:14
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By Dastardly
Welcome aboard.

Welcome aboard.
Forum: Graphics. Finished Work 31 May 2021, 23:56
Replies: 36
Views: 7,295
Posted By Dastardly
Yeah, the whole thing has a more exaggerated,...

Yeah, the whole thing has a more exaggerated, cartoony style than the original pixel version. It just felt more natural when I was doing the modelling.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 26 April 2021, 15:40
Replies: 112
Views: 10,691
Posted By Dastardly
Nice work. Would be great to see a decent version...

Nice work. Would be great to see a decent version of this. I was always disappointed with the conversion.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 April 2021, 17:04
Replies: 2,868
Views: 498,714
Posted By Dastardly
I'd guess it was simply because of the...

I'd guess it was simply because of the alliteration. The double 'S' just sounds catchier and more memorable from a marketing point of view.
Forum: Graphics. Finished Work 10 April 2021, 01:31
Replies: 36
Views: 7,295
Posted By Dastardly
I have to use Illustrator every day for my job...

I have to use Illustrator every day for my job and I just like the aesthetics of vector artwork. The only reason I use Blender over any other 3D software is because it’s free. Because I’m still new...
Forum: Graphics. Finished Work 10 April 2021, 00:14
Replies: 36
Views: 7,295
Posted By Dastardly
Yes, it was rendered using cycles. The model...

Yes, it was rendered using cycles. The model itself is one of my earlier attempts so I’d like to go back and improve it one day.
Forum: Graphics. Finished Work 09 April 2021, 19:16
Replies: 36
Views: 7,295
Posted By Dastardly
@DamienD thanks! @Pyro - I’d say Illustrator...

@DamienD thanks!

@Pyro - I’d say Illustrator and Blender are my favourites. Of course Dpaint will always be a favourite as well from when I first started.
Forum: Graphics. Finished Work 07 April 2021, 16:49
Replies: 36
Views: 7,295
Posted By Dastardly
Decided to give my old pixel art hotel a 3D...

Decided to give my old pixel art hotel a 3D update.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 March 2021, 11:49
Replies: 165
Views: 39,565
Posted By Dastardly
I've listened to this podcast quite a lot and...

I've listened to this podcast quite a lot and it's good, but I do get the impression sometimes that Boat doesn't even like the Amiga.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 March 2021, 11:47
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By Dastardly
Gods (even though I don't strictly consider it...

Gods (even though I don't strictly consider it primarily a platformer)
Turrican 2
Rainbow Islands

It difficult to say based on your screenshot, but it looks like a Mario style control mechanic...
Forum: News 10 March 2021, 12:07
Replies: 4
Views: 1,472
Posted By Dastardly
THE best artist who worked on Amiga. (Closely...

THE best artist who worked on Amiga. (Closely followed by Mark Coleman)
Forum: Member Introductions 08 March 2021, 18:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By Dastardly
Your membership is contributing to the community....

Your membership is contributing to the community. Welcome aboard!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 February 2021, 14:18
Replies: 111
Views: 9,869
Posted By Dastardly
Apparently, the guy who invented the word...

Apparently, the guy who invented the word pronounces it SIG-NO-SIS

https://youtu.be/Trikbj--xsg?t=322
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2021, 16:11
Replies: 425
Views: 72,120
Posted By Dastardly
Good to know I'm remembering it right. I couldn't...

Good to know I'm remembering it right. I couldn't think of an unfair examples, but it's been a while since I've played past the second level. Got to the dragon recently, but I couldn't remember how...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 February 2021, 19:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By Dastardly
Still one of the most original games I’ve ever...

Still one of the most original games I’ve ever seen.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 February 2021, 17:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,605
Posted By Dastardly
That’s great to see, thanks! I’m going to have to...

That’s great to see, thanks! I’m going to have to try and see if it’s possible my way. I hadn’t considered that is might also be something to do with your players stats as well, as you mentioned...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 February 2021, 14:54
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Dastardly
Nice. Looks like Beast 3 sold. I wonder where it...

Nice. Looks like Beast 3 sold. I wonder where it ended up.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 February 2021, 22:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,605
Posted By Dastardly
Great, thanks for the info. I’d love to see a...

Great, thanks for the info. I’d love to see a video of this technique. This isn’t the way I had in mind though. As I said in my first post, I have a recollection (I think) of lighting all the stars...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 February 2021, 15:25
Replies: 425
Views: 72,120
Posted By Dastardly
Not trying to put you on the spot :) You could be...

Not trying to put you on the spot :) You could be right.

Is this the area you mean? If so, you do get teleported there (optionally), but even though you're right next to the spike, it's not...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 February 2021, 14:06
Replies: 425
Views: 72,120
Posted By Dastardly
Can you give an example? I’m not saying you’re...

Can you give an example? I’m not saying you’re wrong, but I can’t think of where the game does this.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 February 2021, 15:45
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Dastardly
I realise that a lot of the artwork used on...

I realise that a lot of the artwork used on covers was not created specifically for the Amiga, but I'm mainly interested in those that were and what happened to them. It would be cool if some of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 February 2021, 13:05
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Dastardly
Original Artworks from Game Boxes

Does anyone here own any of the original pieces of art that went to on be used on Amiga game boxes? It’d be great hear the stories behind their creation, to see what has happened to them and where...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 February 2021, 17:05
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By Dastardly
Cool. I wouldn’t want to have the job of drawing...

Cool. I wouldn’t want to have the job of drawing it though. Good luck with the project.

@DamienD the example of John Lowe’s there looks a bit funky. The angle is too much and looks wrong. Probably...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 February 2021, 16:12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By Dastardly
Looks great. The board looks excellent. Just one...

Looks great. The board looks excellent. Just one suggestion and feel free to disregard - it would be nice if when the dart has been thrown it is displayed at more of an angle so you can see more of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 February 2021, 17:02
Replies: 67
Views: 3,760
Posted By Dastardly
I think it’s like reading a book. The more your...

I think it’s like reading a book. The more your imagination has to do to fill in the blanks, the more interesting and immersive it seems. Modern games look great but leave me thinking “meh”. Not to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 February 2021, 16:09
Replies: 67
Views: 3,760
Posted By Dastardly
Era 1 for me as I mainly play C64 and Amiga...

Era 1 for me as I mainly play C64 and Amiga games. As incredible as modern games are visually, they are less and less interesting to me.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 February 2021, 15:05
Replies: 425
Views: 72,120
Posted By Dastardly
Yeah, there's realistic and then there's...

Yeah, there's realistic and then there's realistic. It a type of 'realism' that grounds it more in real life to suit the theme than that of say Mario where no attempt at realism is needed or made...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 February 2021, 13:49
Replies: 425
Views: 72,120
Posted By Dastardly
That's cool to see the main character moving more...

That's cool to see the main character moving more smoothly :cool, although I think the amount of character control while in the air is fine as it is. When you jump you are commited to that jump and I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 February 2021, 13:14
Replies: 89
Views: 6,805
Posted By Dastardly
My mate got the Screen Gems pack not long after I...

My mate got the Screen Gems pack not long after I got the Batman Pack. I always felt like he got the worse deal. Beast II was the highlight and the 'ten pints' cheat definitely made the game more...
Forum: Member Introductions 02 February 2021, 00:25
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By Dastardly
Welcome aboard Stumpi.

Welcome aboard Stumpi.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2021, 14:02
Replies: 489
Views: 35,074
Posted By Dastardly
Excellent video and done in a way that is easy to...

Excellent video and done in a way that is easy to understand.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 January 2021, 13:18
Replies: 32
Views: 2,258
Posted By Dastardly
Dislikes I particularly dislike QTEs. It may...

Dislikes

I particularly dislike QTEs. It may look flashy, but just pressing a button to advance an animation is not fun.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 January 2021, 16:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,605
Posted By Dastardly
Speedball 2: Bonus Stars

Is it possible to light up all the bonus stars with a single throw of the ball?

I have a memory of doing this, but I don't know if I'm imagining it, I read about it or someone told me about it....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 January 2021, 15:57
Replies: 111
Views: 9,869
Posted By Dastardly
I'm glad I'm a native English speaker. I haven't...

I'm glad I'm a native English speaker. I haven't had to go through learning it as second language. On the down side I've never needed to learn another language beause everyone learns English.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 26 January 2021, 16:50
Replies: 69
Views: 9,165
Posted By Dastardly
This looks great. The graphics and animation are...

This looks great. The graphics and animation are really nice. My only comment would be those copper gradients. Too many Amiga games go overboard with them and it looks garish and ugly. Keep them...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 January 2021, 15:27
Replies: 88
Views: 6,803
Posted By Dastardly
It would be in the worst list :laughing

It would be in the worst list :laughing
Forum: project.EAB 25 January 2021, 16:03
Replies: 14
Views: 2,507
Posted By Dastardly
Likes It's a very friendly, welcoming and...

Likes
It's a very friendly, welcoming and extremely knowledgable forum. If I ever need to know something that goes beyond what I know then you can guarantee there is someone here who can help.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 January 2021, 14:20
Replies: 141
Views: 20,001
Posted By Dastardly
I agree. On a purely visual level I think Beast...

I agree. On a purely visual level I think Beast is better looking than Lionheart. There's something about Nieborg's art style that doesn't appeal to me. I can see how talented he is, but I don't like...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 January 2021, 15:34
Replies: 26
Views: 2,544
Posted By Dastardly
I just have the original because budget...

I just have the original because budget rereleases are dirty :laughing
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 January 2021, 14:49
Replies: 26
Views: 2,544
Posted By Dastardly
Yes I have and I like it. Definitely more...

Yes I have and I like it. Definitely more representative of the game, although I don't dislike the original.



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