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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 15:23
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By dreadnought
Wasn't there some major problem with D520 too,...

Wasn't there some major problem with D520 too, though? Seem to recall something related to proper 50hz display with no stutter.
Forum: support.Games Yesterday, 10:33
Replies: 36
Views: 12,328
Posted By dreadnought
I was under impression that having good framerate...

I was under impression that having good framerate and proper scrolling, factors which are directly tied to control and responsiveness, are universally understood to be rather important.



But,...
Forum: support.Games 15 May 2022, 23:05
Replies: 36
Views: 12,328
Posted By dreadnought
This is the Strike series, not Gunship :) It's...

This is the Strike series, not Gunship :) It's supposed to be fast and fluid arcadey fun. Amiga version simply seems to be hardware-limited regarding scrolling + control, though it does shine in...
Forum: support.Games 15 May 2022, 21:14
Replies: 36
Views: 12,328
Posted By dreadnought
I've had a sudden urge today to replay this...

I've had a sudden urge today to replay this series from scratch. The "best version" search landed me in this thread. After switching back and forth between Amiga and Megadrive versions of Desert...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 May 2022, 11:20
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By dreadnought
https://lotharek.pl/productdetail.php?id=135

https://lotharek.pl/productdetail.php?id=135
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 May 2022, 22:01
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By dreadnought
It does work this way in Amiberry on the RPi,...

It does work this way in Amiberry on the RPi, which has similar layout to WinUAE. It is indeed sometimes confusing, especially within drop down menus, but overall workable, something you can get used...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2022, 23:48
Replies: 141
Views: 32,548
Posted By dreadnought
It's odd indeed :) I equally don't understand...

It's odd indeed :) I equally don't understand this sentiment (and I've heard it before) because for me using the analogue stick is zillion times easier and more precise than wrestling with a joystick...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2022, 16:24
Replies: 141
Views: 32,548
Posted By dreadnought
I just despise all joysticks by default. Had...

I just despise all joysticks by default. Had mostly the flight-style Quickshots back in the day and hated them dearly (missed the ZX'
s "redefine keyboard" a lot!). Now I have some better options,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 May 2022, 10:39
Replies: 59
Views: 3,488
Posted By dreadnought
From what I gather this is the only option. This...

From what I gather this is the only option. This guy makes HDD game adaptations. There are some single downloads on his page, and some collections before as well, but recently he has started charging...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 May 2022, 19:56
Replies: 37
Views: 1,667
Posted By dreadnought
I'm pretty sure that people from the future will...

I'm pretty sure that people from the future will look on the silly mass-hysteria surrounding these games (and some other instances of unwarranted review bombing) and just shake their heads at the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 May 2022, 12:29
Replies: 59
Views: 3,488
Posted By dreadnought
TF card? Not sure. For HDD I've got this SD...

TF card? Not sure. For HDD I've got this SD interface, works really well: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=105726&highlight=atari

You can also just connect a Gotek to it.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 May 2022, 19:15
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By dreadnought
I much prefer Pit Fighter to most of the...

I much prefer Pit Fighter to most of the established 2D fighters. It's dumb and somewhat clunky, but still fun. Probably because a) it's more of a brawler really, and I love this genre b) it's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 April 2022, 16:31
Replies: 47
Views: 2,397
Posted By dreadnought
Any ZX Top 20 list which doesn't include Skool...

Any ZX Top 20 list which doesn't include Skool Daze, Saboteur, Hobbit, Turbo Esprit, Knight Lore, Movie, Lords Of Midnight, Renegade, Chuckie Egg, and at least 2 Julian Gollop games (in no particular...
Forum: News 17 April 2022, 00:20
Replies: 311
Views: 23,823
Posted By dreadnought
Nice! I guess you don't have to worry about giant...

Nice! I guess you don't have to worry about giant monopolies and other pesky stuff like that then.
Forum: News 16 April 2022, 20:37
Replies: 311
Views: 23,823
Posted By dreadnought
Google...open source....it's like something I've...

Google...open source....it's like something I've heard about before, just can't put my finger on it. No matter, it's surely nothing they could possibly profit from, I' m sure, since they are a...
Forum: News 16 April 2022, 16:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By dreadnought
https://i.postimg.cc/vTCWxCyb/The-Way-Of-The-Explo...

https://i.postimg.cc/vTCWxCyb/The-Way-Of-The-Exploding-Fist-ZX-Spectrum-48-Kb-RGB-Spectra-PAL-Sony-KV21-FT1-K-1.jpg (https://postimg.cc/y3XJwQWb)

This is ZX Spectrum 48k on a CRT. Using an RGB...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 16 April 2022, 13:03
Replies: 170
Views: 35,171
Posted By dreadnought
It's looking good overall but, yeah, the enemies...

It's looking good overall but, yeah, the enemies seem to be kinda peaceful sort :)
Forum: Collections 16 April 2022, 12:40
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By dreadnought
A slightly updated new version (0.2a) has been...

A slightly updated new version (0.2a) has been just uploaded. This release mainly fixes the hdf, where some games didn't work due to Windows curse, and also adds some games recovered from the MIA...
Forum: support.Other 14 April 2022, 16:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By dreadnought
Nice one, that has sorted it out. Now, to do all...

Nice one, that has sorted it out. Now, to do all the legwork....
Forum: News 14 April 2022, 16:21
Replies: 311
Views: 23,823
Posted By dreadnought
Actually, the squabbles over Vampire (which this...

Actually, the squabbles over Vampire (which this derail isn't really) are at least somewhat entertaining. Splitting hair over some obscure coding conundrums, using half-page long multi-quote posts,...
Forum: support.Other 13 April 2022, 20:46
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By dreadnought
Alright...thanks for all the tips. Now I'm...

Alright...thanks for all the tips.

Now I'm stuck on something else. How do I get DiskMaster to unpack archives?

So far I downloaded lha.run, put it in C, and typed "lha.run" in Execute...this I...
Forum: support.Other 13 April 2022, 11:24
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By dreadnought
One lha that acted really weird was Mach 3. That...

One lha that acted really weird was Mach 3. That one's causing me problems directly in Windows, when unpacked I sort of couldn't delete it or unpack a new one to that directory.
Forum: support.Other 12 April 2022, 21:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By dreadnought
I don't know anything about high-end Amigas + add...

I don't know anything about high-end Amigas + add ons, and am not sure how compatible they are across the board. I'd rather ask than run into some problems again.

So, in WinUAE, going into...
Forum: support.Other 11 April 2022, 23:02
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By dreadnought
Ahhh...thanks. I had an inkling it might be the...

Ahhh...thanks. I had an inkling it might be the case, but doing it in Windows is just so darn convenient/fast. Even just copying to hdf in WinUAE takes a while.

Can you recommend the fastest...
Forum: support.Other 11 April 2022, 21:46
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By dreadnought
Is it possible to corrupt lha archives by unpacking them in Windows?

I made a container hdf for my Play It By Year (https://archive.org/details/amiga-play-it-by-year-collection) collection recently. There are all the WHDL games on it, ready to run if user mounts it as...
Forum: News 11 April 2022, 11:42
Replies: 311
Views: 23,823
Posted By dreadnought
https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/duty_calls.png

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/duty_calls.png
Forum: Amiga scene 10 April 2022, 13:53
Replies: 27
Views: 2,318
Posted By dreadnought
Good stuff. That voxel engine reminded me of...

Good stuff. That voxel engine reminded me of Verge World, that game which went kinda dormant...but I think they made the engine open source?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 April 2022, 17:52
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By dreadnought
There are also some Angband variants, such as...

There are also some Angband variants, such as PsiAngband (http://www.zaimoni.com/zaiband/Angband.ref/PsiAngband/). There are probably more on this ftp, you'd have to have a look around the...
Forum: News 09 April 2022, 16:00
Replies: 311
Views: 23,823
Posted By dreadnought
486 yes, because of no FPU, but even on early...

486 yes, because of no FPU, but even on early Pentiums you could hit 15-20fps. Not ideal, but okay for single player. Anyway, the crucial point in context of this thred is that this was happening in...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 April 2022, 21:05
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By dreadnought
Thanks, I will try that. Though I'll have to send...

Thanks, I will try that. Though I'll have to send it off anyway, I can't fix these things myself. But it'd be better to have at least some idea of what's wrong beforehand.
Forum: support.Hardware 08 April 2022, 16:05
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By dreadnought
Can you recommend one? Or is there some...

Can you recommend one? Or is there some comprehensive diagnostic suite perhaps?
Forum: Amiga scene 08 April 2022, 15:27
Replies: 25
Views: 1,205
Posted By dreadnought
Sorry, but no, it's not really "OOT". When some...

Sorry, but no, it's not really "OOT". When some out-of-the blue entity tries to establish itself in a long standing community by claiming they're a new face of a beloved company, then these things...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 April 2022, 19:51
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By dreadnought
Amiga was off, but the CRT wasn't, even though I...

Amiga was off, but the CRT wasn't, even though I supposedly know that SCART can carry a charge. You can be walking on eggshells for years then get careless one time and bam!
Forum: support.Hardware 07 April 2022, 19:32
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By dreadnought
Seems I fried my A500 (sob)

Yesterday I wanted to try out a half-dead Amiga I had in storage for some time and borrowed the cables from the working one (A500 & ACA500+) on my desk. When I finished and was reconnecting the...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2022, 21:02
Replies: 25
Views: 1,205
Posted By dreadnought
These are the same people from this...

These are the same people from this thread:http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=110067

You can read the history from the link Daedalus posted later on there, and also I found their trademark...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 April 2022, 18:31
Replies: 61
Views: 4,838
Posted By dreadnought
I've already said that it doesn't have to be the...

I've already said that it doesn't have to be the pixel look, as long as it's something that stands out - and that trailer doesn't. We're talking about Monkey Island after all, this game was a gaming...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2022, 17:07
Replies: 25
Views: 1,205
Posted By dreadnought
What was that proverb about "good intentions"...

What was that proverb about "good intentions" again? And why "obviously"...how do you know that?

Yeah, I'm being pretty mean, but there are good reasons for being so, what with so many chancers...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 April 2022, 16:59
Replies: 61
Views: 4,838
Posted By dreadnought
Fair enough, mate. My post was really badly...

Fair enough, mate. My post was really badly worded, it wasn't meant to be dismissive against indie games at all, since I admire so many of them and play more of them than AAA ones (Noita probably...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2022, 16:26
Replies: 25
Views: 1,205
Posted By dreadnought
Oh, don't be so pedantic. After all they also...

Oh, don't be so pedantic. After all they also throw in two android games :rolleyes
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 April 2022, 13:19
Replies: 61
Views: 4,838
Posted By dreadnought
It wasn't perhaps the best use of English, but...

It wasn't perhaps the best use of English, but even so I'd have thought it's obvious I did not mean it as "every single indie game ever released" :rolleyes


While I do think pixel art would be...
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