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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 13:05
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Posted By Mrs Beanbag
i guess Moonstone doesn't have any "shooting" in...

i guess Moonstone doesn't have any "shooting" in it.. yet plenty of (optional) gore
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 July 2021, 20:24
Replies: 41
Views: 1,361
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
i dunno i like a nice vague question sometimes,...

i dunno i like a nice vague question sometimes, gets you thinking about stuff you wouldn't ordinarily have thought about
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2021, 21:18
Replies: 41
Views: 1,361
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
oh if we can do bombs then Dyna Blaster

oh if we can do bombs then Dyna Blaster
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 July 2021, 20:10
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Posted By Mrs Beanbag
All the Dizzy games Bombuzal

All the Dizzy games
Bombuzal
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 July 2021, 16:03
Replies: 323
Views: 34,544
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
You right. The Bitmap Brothers always got praise...

You right. The Bitmap Brothers always got praise heaped on them but their games always seemed to me to be near-identical ports of the Atari ST version with better title screen music. On the opposite...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 July 2021, 14:16
Replies: 323
Views: 34,544
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
my dad was always going on about the Amiga being...

my dad was always going on about the Amiga being "a multimedia machine" whatever that means, i don't know, but it's what sold him on it.. he was always infuriated by all the ads that only sold them...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 July 2021, 16:43
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Posted By Mrs Beanbag
well in fact the Amiga can support THREE buttons...

well in fact the Amiga can support THREE buttons already.. but it gets better.. the "third button" can actually be programmed as an output, as well as an input. and that's how the CD32 pad works. all...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 July 2021, 15:58
Replies: 323
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Posted By Mrs Beanbag
oh this is an extremely good opinion. yes and it...

oh this is an extremely good opinion. yes and it should have had two buttons (at least - i mean two buttons is trivial, anyway) so more games would have been programmed to use them.

it's a funny...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 July 2021, 14:01
Replies: 323
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Posted By Mrs Beanbag
Incidentally, here is the palette from first...

Incidentally, here is the palette from first levels of Mr Beanbag, for comparison:
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(Note there are only 15 colours here because colour 0 is transparent)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 July 2021, 13:57
Replies: 323
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Posted By Mrs Beanbag
One early fixed 16 colour palette that will...

One early fixed 16 colour palette that will always have a special place in my heard is that of the Mattel Intellivision. It has some characteristics of the above palette in fact.....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 July 2021, 22:40
Replies: 323
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Posted By Mrs Beanbag
Neither of these were 16 colour fixed palette....

Neither of these were 16 colour fixed palette. Try designing one of those that can be used in a general way and you'll see the challenge.



Compare it please, to ZX Spectrum.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 July 2021, 20:11
Replies: 166
Views: 8,094
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
hehe well personally i target unexpanded A1200..

hehe well personally i target unexpanded A1200..
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 July 2021, 18:09
Replies: 166
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Posted By Mrs Beanbag
i liked Mercenary III

i liked Mercenary III
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 July 2021, 16:44
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Posted By Mrs Beanbag
i don't know how much gfx and fx you could do in...

i don't know how much gfx and fx you could do in 1964, BASIC didn't even get strings until 1965.. i get that was the rationale in the early 1980s, although plenty of other languages existed by then....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 July 2021, 16:10
Replies: 323
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Posted By Mrs Beanbag
I never owned a C64.. well there are better...

I never owned a C64.. well there are better palettes available, but at least there was Orange, a definite luxury colour in those days lmao


well the original context for "BASIC is a beginners...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 July 2021, 14:53
Replies: 166
Views: 8,094
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
now i am only curious what it is like inside your...

now i am only curious what it is like inside your house.. :spin


anyway this discussion happened a lot since last i was here, many interesting points made. something that occurs is that it's kind...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 July 2021, 14:38
Replies: 323
Views: 34,544
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
the C64 palette is actually very good, from a...

the C64 palette is actually very good, from a colour theory point of view. it covers a wide range of the gamut, for only 16 colours, with lots of possible gradients &c, so in practice you can create...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 July 2021, 21:52
Replies: 323
Views: 34,544
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
it is a great name. but sometimes i think, what...

it is a great name. but sometimes i think, what if Amiga had been backwards compatible with C64, the same way Megadrive was with Master System.. put a SID chip and 6502 in it.. lmao imagine
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 July 2021, 20:03
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Posted By Mrs Beanbag
monitor speaker is really not the best way to...

monitor speaker is really not the best way to listen to.. anything really..
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 July 2021, 21:29
Replies: 166
Views: 8,094
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
i think that most people don't have enough space...

i think that most people don't have enough space in their house, in this country anyway, most people barely have enough space for VR (although that makes me sick anyway). the direct-to-brain idea is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 July 2021, 20:25
Replies: 323
Views: 34,544
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
well it would have required a little more logic...

well it would have required a little more logic and circuitry to give all channels independent left and right volume controls. surprised they didn't address this with later versions of the hardware...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 July 2021, 16:23
Replies: 166
Views: 8,094
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
this is correct, i think. Moore's Law is still...

this is correct, i think. Moore's Law is still holding up, computing power is still improving at the same rate it ever was, but once you get over a million triangles per second.. who's counting? The...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 July 2021, 15:07
Replies: 166
Views: 8,094
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
i don't feel the need to use anything Apple, i...

i don't feel the need to use anything Apple, i have no love for the company. That doesn't mean a new non-x86 CPU with the performance of an i7 at a fraction of the power usage isn't an exciting...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 July 2021, 14:22
Replies: 323
Views: 34,544
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
a stereo sound can be "panned" left or right, or...

a stereo sound can be "panned" left or right, or anywhere in between. However, the Amiga's sound hardware has two channels panned hard left, and two panned hard right, so if you want any sound in the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 July 2021, 14:08
Replies: 323
Views: 34,544
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
has anyone mentioned the hard stereo panning yet?

has anyone mentioned the hard stereo panning yet?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 July 2021, 14:05
Replies: 166
Views: 8,094
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
well i care, actually. these kinds of issues,...

well i care, actually. these kinds of issues, while extremely bad from a user point of view, will be fixed before too long, and have nothing to do with the ISA.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 July 2021, 18:30
Replies: 35
Views: 3,808
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
oo nice work!! i am getting the Doing Things Envy...

oo nice work!! i am getting the Doing Things Envy from this lol
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 July 2021, 16:36
Replies: 166
Views: 8,094
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
yeah i don't think it's faster yet, certainly not...

yeah i don't think it's faster yet, certainly not at the top end.. maybe more power efficient at the bottom end, i don't know..
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 July 2021, 16:28
Replies: 2,868
Views: 499,102
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
Great! They are indeed on EAB.. now i need to...

Great! They are indeed on EAB.. now i need to find myself a new case.. are they still making those new cases? i remember they were doing a kickstarter for it a few years back, i found their website...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 July 2021, 15:44
Replies: 166
Views: 8,094
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
well imho Motorola made a mistake by ditching 68k...

well imho Motorola made a mistake by ditching 68k in favour of PowerPC in the first place, while Intel just stayed the course, but, what's done is done.. i still hate Intel though
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 July 2021, 13:57
Replies: 166
Views: 8,094
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
anything that can kill Intel gets my vote

anything that can kill Intel gets my vote
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 July 2021, 22:11
Replies: 55
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
i remember seeing Amigas on display in computer...

i remember seeing Amigas on display in computer shops around 1987, and they were all just showing the Kickstart Hand Holding Disk Picture which didn't really do anything, and was confused why i...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 July 2021, 22:05
Replies: 166
Views: 8,094
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
tbh i just think it's kinda amusing that Apple...

tbh i just think it's kinda amusing that Apple are now moving over to a newer version of the CPU originally invented for the Acorn Archimedes.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 July 2021, 19:01
Replies: 166
Views: 8,094
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
Apple at least used to produce solid, reliable...

Apple at least used to produce solid, reliable hardware. Now they don't. Now it's all style over substance, cutting corners for the sake of an aesthetic.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 July 2021, 16:28
Replies: 166
Views: 8,094
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
you know it's funny, every time a new generation...

you know it's funny, every time a new generation of consoles or graphics cards comes out, i think, that's it. computer graphics is completed now. graphics cannot get any better than this. and then,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 July 2021, 16:21
Replies: 2,868
Views: 499,102
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
oo am currently trying to find out how to get my...

oo am currently trying to find out how to get my hands on one of those TF1260 accelerator cards! i can provide my own 060..
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 July 2021, 16:19
Replies: 211
Views: 47,348
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
oo is this still going. can i also put in a vote...

oo is this still going. can i also put in a vote for Turrican II because that is absolutely one of my favourite games on the Amiga (i just didn't think of it being on one disk because of *ahem* a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 July 2021, 16:03
Replies: 33
Views: 5,161
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
i will probably be using mine a lot more often...

i will probably be using mine a lot more often again from now on, since i tidied up the pile of things that was on top of it, lmao
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 July 2021, 15:40
Replies: 129
Views: 18,183
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
oh oh oh i've got a good one: Not quite...

oh oh oh i've got a good one:

Not quite finishing Mr Beanbag!

Hello everybody, it's been a while.. just turned on my Amiga for the first time in years and very relieved to say it still boots
Forum: Amiga scene 10 October 2016, 21:41
Replies: 61
Views: 13,972
Posted By Mrs Beanbag
true, but i don't intend to do any of these...

true, but i don't intend to do any of these things and i've still got no objection to 1Gb of RAM! Why not! Pile it on, the more the merrier!

Besides, RAM is so cheap these days, 1Gb isn't really...
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