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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 15:02
Replies: 32
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Posted By dreadnought
Says the guy who likes FPS games :)

Says the guy who likes FPS games :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2021, 19:06
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By dreadnought
Well, we're not alone then :cool

Well, we're not alone then :cool
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2021, 16:30
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By dreadnought
Sorry. The internet made me jaded, I guess :crazy...

Sorry. The internet made me jaded, I guess :crazy





I'm not sure about the press, at least pre-internet version (eg, Edge's FF7 review does not use "jRPG" but has plenty of "Japanese...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2021, 15:24
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By dreadnought
Nobody. Just some people saying they're not very...

Nobody. Just some people saying they're not very fond of this word, is all.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2021, 15:00
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By dreadnought
This guy gets it: "Sophstar - new vertical...

This guy gets it: "Sophstar - new vertical shoot'em up with a 90s arcade game vibe" (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=107364)
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 21 June 2021, 13:58
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By dreadnought
Sure, there is WinUAE, but the reason I wrote...

Sure, there is WinUAE, but the reason I wrote about FS-UAE is that it seems to be tad more user-friendly. And for somebody who says they're "hopelessly" lost, it might make a difference ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2021, 12:11
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By dreadnought
Preach, brother! Yes, I know that the world has...

Preach, brother! Yes, I know that the world has moved on but I still doggedly use "shoot'em up" whenever possible.


I don't really mind these kind of semantic mutations in general, but some of...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 21 June 2021, 12:03
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By dreadnought
It's normal that Amiga emulation can be a little...

It's normal that Amiga emulation can be a little bit overwhelming, at least compared to other emus. But in reality it's possible to ignore most of the settings and run stuff with just few basic...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 June 2021, 13:53
Replies: 36
Views: 2,091
Posted By dreadnought
Technically, you could print colour photographs...

Technically, you could print colour photographs from the 19th century, but it was probably still rather expensive for a long time, even in the 1970-ties. I think Byte started using colour...
Forum: News 17 June 2021, 23:41
Replies: 21
Views: 1,446
Posted By dreadnought
I played it a little earlier and was getting...

I played it a little earlier and was getting Read/Write errors whne moving from location to location. The game would still proceed if I Canceled the error, but location picture did not load.


Now...
Forum: News 17 June 2021, 20:29
Replies: 21
Views: 1,446
Posted By dreadnought
Ermmm...how to run it? My Ancient Amiga skillz...

Ermmm...how to run it? My Ancient Amiga skillz are non-existent...

I got as far as some loading screen but then it crashes. Been using WB 1.2.

EDIT: it's okay now, the game itself has loaded...
Forum: News 17 June 2021, 19:12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,446
Posted By dreadnought
Props to these kind folk for releasing it :great...

Props to these kind folk for releasing it :great (instead of hogging to "protect the investment").
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 June 2021, 15:21
Replies: 2,827
Views: 487,277
Posted By dreadnought
Not to be nitpicking, but the reason I still use...

Not to be nitpicking, but the reason I still use CRTs has nothing to do with nostalgia, and all with the fact that when it comes to retro-gaming I consider their image quality to be vastly better...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 June 2021, 14:20
Replies: 509
Views: 41,150
Posted By dreadnought
CGA is much demonised, but it's mostly received...

CGA is much demonised, but it's mostly received wisdom. In truth, it's not really that bad when it comes to games (source: somebody who has recently played every single PC game from 1981-1983). In...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 June 2021, 10:44
Replies: 2,827
Views: 487,277
Posted By dreadnought
Thanks, this has worked! Well, at least...

Thanks, this has worked! Well, at least partially. The volume icons are still there...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 June 2021, 16:01
Replies: 231
Views: 26,349
Posted By dreadnought
I'm also in the (nearly) none category. Not...

I'm also in the (nearly) none category. Not bothered about it at all, I've never felt the compulsion to finish every game I play.

I'm pretty sure I did Another World & Flashback (also maybe...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 June 2021, 20:33
Replies: 2,827
Views: 487,277
Posted By dreadnought
Hmm...good idea but I don't think it's possible...

Hmm...good idea but I don't think it's possible on MiSTer, the options there aren't as fine-grained as in WinUAE. Thanks for the tip thou.

I suppose I could try and force it via HDToolkit, but I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 June 2021, 20:15
Replies: 2,827
Views: 487,277
Posted By dreadnought
I use a hdf with WB 3.1 as my main desktop hard...

I use a hdf with WB 3.1 as my main desktop hard drive. I also have another bootable hdf with games/demos/stuff (MegaAGS), which I use as a secondary HDD sometimes. When I do, the icons from that...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 10 June 2021, 19:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,988
Posted By dreadnought
That's not an excuse for lack of communication.

That's not an excuse for lack of communication.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2021, 21:34
Replies: 36
Views: 2,091
Posted By dreadnought
It's entirely possible to take a moire-free shot....

It's entirely possible to take a moire-free shot. Scanlines/shadowmask won't be visible in resized images, depending on size. You can also run filters in postprocess which will smooth the image.

...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2021, 19:47
Replies: 32
Views: 2,423
Posted By dreadnought
Fair enough, I much prefer its gameplay* over the...

Fair enough, I much prefer its gameplay* over the first one and such sacrifice makes sense. It still looks pretty good anyway.


*or should I say, I would prefer it, if it wasn't so impossibly...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2021, 19:40
Replies: 36
Views: 2,091
Posted By dreadnought
From what I understand it was a bit easier back...

From what I understand it was a bit easier back then because film cameras had different sensors to digital ones and weren't so sensitive to moire, which is one of the three big gotchas when it comes...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2021, 15:36
Replies: 32
Views: 2,423
Posted By dreadnought
Yesterday I've played SotB 2 for the first time...

Yesterday I've played SotB 2 for the first time ever (yep, it's possible). I didn't get far, but the first level seems a downgrade from the first game - like there is only one background layer. Am I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2021, 11:10
Replies: 36
Views: 2,091
Posted By dreadnought
To me pure pixels look awful, and it's in no way...

To me pure pixels look awful, and it's in no way a true representation of both what artist's had intended and what was really going on on the screen. It's a bit like viewing RAW photos from camera...
Forum: request.Other 05 June 2021, 14:53
Replies: 36
Views: 9,792
Posted By dreadnought
Backups isn't really anything special for retro,...

Backups isn't really anything special for retro, they don't even have basic stuff such as MAME or TOSEC. The categories are rather weird and seeders few. Not worth groveling if you ask me,...
Forum: Collections 01 June 2021, 12:12
Replies: 55
Views: 8,545
Posted By dreadnought
The 4 rars in the one I uploaded...

The 4 rars in the one I uploaded (ADF/igames/docs/covers) are definitely untouched. It's possible there were more rars in the original Thunder which I did not download at the time, can't remember...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 31 May 2021, 20:10
Replies: 59
Views: 6,903
Posted By dreadnought
But it isn't, really. Well, at least it wasn't...

But it isn't, really. Well, at least it wasn't before The Great Covid spike. A500+Gotek costed me ~100 quid a year ago.
Forum: project.Amiga File Server 30 May 2021, 15:53
Replies: 2,774
Views: 1,142,775
Posted By dreadnought
Could be, though it's odd because I specifically...

Could be, though it's odd because I specifically made the account for that one thing (Gamebase), seeing as it was borked on the google disk and I thought normal ftp would be too slow. And I did...
Forum: Collections 30 May 2021, 15:33
Replies: 55
Views: 8,545
Posted By dreadnought
I've got it but can't access my eab ftp account...

I've got it but can't access my eab ftp account for some reason.

EDIT: it's sorted now, thanks to @Turran. Uploading now, should be there in 1-2 hrs, check /Uploads/dreadnought.
Forum: project.Amiga File Server 30 May 2021, 15:32
Replies: 2,774
Views: 1,142,775
Posted By dreadnought
Hi, I tried to log in to my ftp account but get...

Hi, I tried to log in to my ftp account but get the "Error. User dreadnought is deleted." message.

I've registered last month and only downloaded one thing (Gamebase 2.3) so not sure what's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 May 2021, 16:12
Replies: 732
Views: 56,803
Posted By dreadnought
I don't know about that. Could be that people who...

I don't know about that. Could be that people who like them are quiet because there isn't much to talk about. But modern games in this vein (Civ, XCOM, etc) are still immensely popular.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 May 2021, 16:09
Replies: 26
Views: 1,867
Posted By dreadnought
Nah, same here. I'd settle for a real chip/FPGA...

Nah, same here. I'd settle for a real chip/FPGA based 030 AGA-level machine , which is fast enough for HDD/OS operations and 99.9% compatible with the "old" software (not interested in 3D PC ports...
Forum: Collections 25 May 2021, 18:29
Replies: 55
Views: 8,545
Posted By dreadnought
Sounds great, hope you'll make it public at some...

Sounds great, hope you'll make it public at some point.
Forum: Collections 25 May 2021, 17:13
Replies: 55
Views: 8,545
Posted By dreadnought
Got any examples? I'd be most interested, because...

Got any examples? I'd be most interested, because this is something I try to do all the time, not just for Amiga but many other systems, and it's always immensely time-consuming (or impossible).

I...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 May 2021, 17:07
Replies: 269
Views: 43,748
Posted By dreadnought
Disk swapping is the bane of the Amiga gaming...

Disk swapping is the bane of the Amiga gaming experience. Tbh I'm much more okay with loading a 5 minute Spectrum game from tape (once, and it's done) than juggling disks 50 times per minute in games...
Forum: Collections 24 May 2021, 19:23
Replies: 55
Views: 8,545
Posted By dreadnought
Mefging is not a problem, filtering the...

Mefging is not a problem, filtering the duplicates is. A script/app would have to be quite clever, because it's difficult not to cull something which you don't want to even when using tags.

If you...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 May 2021, 15:20
Replies: 49
Views: 3,498
Posted By dreadnought
@manossg: by "scientific" I mean that his...

@manossg: by "scientific" I mean that his methodology is very thorough - he took a lot of factors into account and also tried really hard to come up with proper measurement solution. Especially when...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 22 May 2021, 17:29
Replies: 49
Views: 3,498
Posted By dreadnought
This thread is probably the most "scientific" and...

This thread is probably the most "scientific" and thourough attempt I've seen so far: https://forums.libretro.com/t/an-input-lag-investigation/4407/88

I linked to the most popular test, you can...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 22 May 2021, 14:04
Replies: 49
Views: 3,498
Posted By dreadnought
Problem is "superb" means different things to...

Problem is "superb" means different things to different people...so it's not really so clear in the end ;)

Pi4 is no doubt much cheaper, has a nice menu frontend, and also emulation perks, such as...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 May 2021, 18:31
Replies: 269
Views: 43,748
Posted By dreadnought
Me too, I have ClassicWB as the boot HDD with...

Me too, I have ClassicWB as the boot HDD with selected games, and sometimes plug in MegaAGS as a demo/game repository.
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