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Forum: MarketPlace 23 November 2022, 17:42
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Matt_H
I know you said hard copy, but PDFs are here:...

I know you said hard copy, but PDFs are here: https://commodore.bombjack.org/amiga/books/abacus.htm
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 November 2022, 04:45
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Matt_H
Ouch. Awful load times, even for the era,...

Ouch.

Awful load times, even for the era, and no "Loading" screens?

Too bad. Like gimbal, I think the character and background graphics are pretty nice. And the cheeky game-over screens are...
Forum: Member Introductions 20 November 2022, 01:02
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Matt_H
Welcome! Make sure to have fun. :)

Welcome! Make sure to have fun. :)
Forum: support.Apps 19 November 2022, 07:39
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Matt_H
OSX is pretty good at handling .ps files - I can...

OSX is pretty good at handling .ps files - I can try converting it on my Mac if you like.

As far as the export process goes, I've found DrawStudio's stability/performance to be extremely sensitive...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 November 2022, 08:02
Replies: 38
Views: 1,538
Posted By Matt_H
I am really looking forward to watching Facebook...

I am really looking forward to watching Facebook and Twitter implode. :)
Forum: project.aGTW 14 November 2022, 22:54
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Matt_H
Neat stuff! Put them on Aminet as well.

Neat stuff! Put them on Aminet as well.
Forum: support.WinUAE 14 November 2022, 17:05
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Matt_H
Yes, it should be possible using the same panel...

Yes, it should be possible using the same panel as adding hard drives. You should be able to select the A1200 IDE bus to "attach" the CD drive to.

Alternatively, all you need to do to make the...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 14 November 2022, 16:58
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By Matt_H
The repo you linked is not a game, but a French...

The repo you linked is not a game, but a French anime website. Wrong link, or has the source for the game not actually been released?
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 14 November 2022, 07:20
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Matt_H
I remember finding this on an Amiga Format cover...

I remember finding this on an Amiga Format cover CD as well. It's as if GoldenEye was a top-down game like Alien Breed instead of a first-person shooter.

The same author wrote Wizards of Odd...
Forum: support.Other 12 November 2022, 23:50
Replies: 125
Views: 8,406
Posted By Matt_H
This is beyond my ability to test, but I just...

This is beyond my ability to test, but I just want to say kudos for this vital piece of software. :great
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 November 2022, 23:42
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Matt_H
Good thread topic! I can only speculate, but...

Good thread topic!

I can only speculate, but there are 3 possibilities that come to mind for me.

1. Commodore in 1994 was a very different company from 1984. The 8-bit era was over, which was...
Forum: support.Apps 09 November 2022, 22:36
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Matt_H
PPaint 6.4 was part of the A1200 Magic Pack...

PPaint 6.4 was part of the A1200 Magic Pack (German disks are on the FTP, also search for Personal Paint) and was on the coverdisks and CD for Amiga Format #96, April 1997. Hopefully the filters will...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 November 2022, 23:55
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Matt_H
I bought a 20GB IDE drive in the late 2000s and...

I bought a 20GB IDE drive in the late 2000s and the LED was always on. Something must have changed in the IDE spec (or implementation) in the years since Commodore's design that causes this to...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2022, 19:21
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Matt_H
Lots of old PD libraries have been lost, so I'd...

Lots of old PD libraries have been lost, so I'd say those disks are worth preserving as cultural artifacts.

The coverdisks have likely been archived somewhere, but check on AMR...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 November 2022, 06:21
Replies: 50
Views: 2,579
Posted By Matt_H
If the comparison video at the start of this...

If the comparison video at the start of this thread is any indication, then no.


The Genesis / Mega Drive port appears to be the best non-arcade version, but this is not a game that has aged well.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 November 2022, 21:38
Replies: 73
Views: 5,785
Posted By Matt_H
Payback - the "Irony Bonus" when you run someone...

Payback - the "Irony Bonus" when you run someone over with their own car!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 November 2022, 04:31
Replies: 50
Views: 2,579
Posted By Matt_H
A few reasons: 1. It was popular at the time. ...

A few reasons:
1. It was popular at the time.
2. Sega wanted to show off their new home machine as arcade-capable.
3. Sega's execs in Japan practically mandated it because of the above. There's a...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 November 2022, 03:24
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Matt_H
The main thing I can think of is amnesia. You...

The main thing I can think of is amnesia. You said you set the SCSI prefs, but did you also go through the amnesia procedure, i.e., fully resetting the NVRAM...
Forum: Coders. General 03 November 2022, 03:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,861
Posted By Matt_H
Did a bit of digging - the archive on Aminet CD...

Did a bit of digging - the archive on Aminet CD 12 appears to be the same as what's on Aminet today, so it's likely the file was corrupted before/during the original upload to Aminet in March 1996.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 November 2022, 21:02
Replies: 50
Views: 2,579
Posted By Matt_H
It looks like the Amiga/ST versions were...

It looks like the Amiga/ST versions were converted from the 8-bit computer versions, hence why it looks vastly inferior to the Sega/PCEngine ports. A better Amiga version was/is definitely possible....
Forum: support.Hardware 01 November 2022, 04:41
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Matt_H
It was pretty rare that I used Amiga-formatted HD...

It was pretty rare that I used Amiga-formatted HD floppies, but I was doing a lot of PC and Mac emulation in the late 90s (along with data transfers to and from those systems) and an HD floppy drive...
Forum: project.MAGE 01 November 2022, 04:35
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Matt_H
I don't know enough of how GameBase works, but...

I don't know enough of how GameBase works, but what about ExecuteStartup in S:WHDLoad.prefs? See http://whdload.de/docs/en/opt.html#ExecuteStartup
Forum: Hardware pics 31 October 2022, 15:20
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By Matt_H
I’m not aware of a standard name for these. I got...

I’m not aware of a standard name for these. I got one with my (second hand) 1200. 4000s might have included them, too. I think the 600 mice were the ones with differently sized buttons. Those were...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 October 2022, 02:38
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Matt_H
If you're also interested in playing with a newer...

If you're also interested in playing with a newer Amiga-like OS and everything it has to offer, MOS will be a great choice for RTG or system-friendly Amiga games. The caveat is that's a very small...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 October 2022, 18:33
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Matt_H
In addition to magazines from the era, also dive...

In addition to magazines from the era, also dive into some Usenet archives. Press releases of product announcements often got posted there.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 October 2022, 04:23
Replies: 17
Views: 1,140
Posted By Matt_H
Part of the answer is that the arcade version of...

Part of the answer is that the arcade version of the game didn't exist at the time this was developed, so a conversion was literally impossible.


The other part is that sloppy, unimproved ports...
Forum: support.Games 29 October 2022, 18:05
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By Matt_H
The SimCity2000 disks are not copy protected, so...

The SimCity2000 disks are not copy protected, so to convert the IPFs to ADFs:
1. Insert IPF in DF0:
2. Insert blank ADF in DF1:
3. Diskcopy DF0: to DF1:
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 October 2022, 06:03
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Matt_H
Dave Haynie's Deathbed Vigil video gets into the...

Dave Haynie's Deathbed Vigil video gets into the fate of Amiga Unix. Commodore management almost had a deal to OEM the A3000UX to one of the big Unix workstation vendors. Sun, I think. Then they...
Forum: support.Games 28 October 2022, 18:26
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By Matt_H
Start by installing the official patch:...

Start by installing the official patch: http://aminet.net/package/game/patch/SimCity2000pch
Forum: support.Other 27 October 2022, 17:20
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By Matt_H
I think the AmigaGuide docs for CrossMac are...

I think the AmigaGuide docs for CrossMac are fairly comprehensive and might have the answer. As I think about it more, the additional hardware might have been an adapter to plug an external Mac...
Forum: support.Other 27 October 2022, 15:47
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By Matt_H
It’s been a long time since I used CrossMac, but...

It’s been a long time since I used CrossMac, but my recollection is that only high-density disks were truly compatible with both systems. Needed an HD floppy drive on the Amiga, of course. Regular DD...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 October 2022, 19:43
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By Matt_H
Disk for floppies, disc for CDs. That's my...

Disk for floppies, disc for CDs. That's my terminology, at least.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2022, 22:38
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Matt_H
What version of MUI are you using? I think the...

What version of MUI are you using? I think the newer ones (post 3.9) allow you to set a default stack size for MUI programs. Or maybe there's a stack setting in Poseidon preferences? Don't have my...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 October 2022, 06:41
Replies: 30
Views: 2,979
Posted By Matt_H
I had the same question earlier this year. Alas,...

I had the same question earlier this year. Alas, it's not possible.
See: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=110700
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2022, 04:39
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Matt_H
Also have a look at...

Also have a look at http://phase5.a1k.org/index.html
Forum: support.Hardware 30 September 2022, 22:02
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Matt_H
:great

:great
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2022, 20:58
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Matt_H
What is the name of your LS-120 device, i.e.,...

What is the name of your LS-120 device, i.e., what you have in the DOSDrivers drawer? The icon name should follow that pattern. If the device is called LS0, the icon should be called def_LS0.info....
Forum: support.Hardware 26 September 2022, 23:22
Replies: 23
Views: 1,420
Posted By Matt_H
Is your CPU card confirmed good? I had a 4000...

Is your CPU card confirmed good? I had a 4000 that would give a green screen - turned out to be a faulty 3640 board.
Forum: support.Apps 17 September 2022, 17:55
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Matt_H
That's certainly not normal. Has the...

That's certainly not normal. Has the configuration been modified or is it straight from the install archive (http://aminet.net/package/util/dopus/DOpus416JRbin)?

Try setting the scrollbars to...
Forum: support.Other 17 September 2022, 00:21
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By Matt_H
UnExotica...

UnExotica (https://www.exotica.org.uk/wiki/UnExoticA) has you covered.
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