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  1. gunrock

    Amiga Appreciation Thread

    The Future Was Here is very US centric (which is very good at the start of the Amiga's life but not so useful after the first 3 or 4 years) and also it is incredibly technical in places; they disassemble the Boing demo to show how it was all smoke and mirrors, thus giving the Amiga an air of being so far ahead of everything else. I am a programmer and maybe I was tired at the time, but I found that section incredibly dry and dropped off a few times on the bus whilst reading it.
  2. Didn't mean to come across as a pedant and was going to type more but had to get off the train with a load of shopping and the twins. So yeah, 4D sports boxing I used to love. I think I bought it for my A1000 primarily to install it on the 20mb hard drive! It was dog-slow but great fun and I think someone already said on the last page, the game had a difficulty spike fairly early on- after half a dozen or less fights that made it too difficult and thus just a footnote in Amiga history. When I got an Amiga 2000 and 68020 then '030 accelerators came along, the game became more responsive and even more fun. By the time I got an A4000, I was kind of over the game but it did run much better.
  3. @sir stiff_one 4D spb was mentioned on the last page.
  4. @SeanR well that was fascinating! Having said that it leaves me completely bamboozled at Mr Cheok's tweet, because I'm not Jewish and obviously no expert in Jewish lineage but "Leif Opperman" sounds like a pretty Jewish name to me - so why the "Nazi" comment? Also Mr Opperman's analysis and evaluation of the unfolding events was spot on (as was his take down of Levy). I've just Google'd the good man and he's also a big-wig and super egghead from the Frauenhofer Institute (them of the MP3 invention), so quite why this Cheok bloke chose to deride and defame him over a charlatan and crank such as Levy is well suspect. In fact, suspect enough to suggest someone hacked his twitter account? Or do academics get this spiteful, this quickly? All good fun though!
  5. gunrock

    The future of emulation

    I think we're years away from PS2 generation FPGA implementations. I don't think there's enough LEs (programmable logic gates) available in affordable FPGA chips that their manufacturers will sell small volumes of, like for the MiST. The reason that the MiSTer is affordable is because it's a developer board deeply subsidised by Intel (I think I read the volume price of the FPGA part is almost as much as the complete board). Also the complexity of the PS2 in particular is an order or three above the 16 bit machines currently implemented - (in fact, the difficulty getting SI'D emulation right in C64 shows you how hard it is). The SNES, megadrive, Amiga and ST are still not near perfect yet but the Analogue Super NT shows it can be done. I'd never say impossible but were a long way out, IMO.
  6. gunrock

    Currently playing...

    @PengTiki yeah, I currently playing my 8 year old save of PSP Final Fantasy Tactics (War of the Lions). Grinding all my characters up to lvl 99 before running down the endgame.
  7. gunrock

    PlayStation VR

    Yeah, I had the survey over the summer. Told them it was too hot to have a sweaty session of Superhot VR whilst wearing the equivalent of a recently used potty on me bonce.
  8. I'm not a backer - but that looks fantastic!
  9. gunrock

    Game Gear Appreciation Thread

    @MikeBeaver so if you're a non-professional soldering iron wielder, but maybe have done a couple of three wire modchips here and there: is it doable?
  10. gunrock

    Best portable emulation device

    2nd hand Open Pandora if you can find one. PS1 emulation is amazing.
  11. But I'm guessing if they can produce a representative number (that can be used as evidence of a real attempt to deliver), they can claim various things (hacking, court cases, ex-directors, inflation etc) as reasons why the others couldn't be made and delivered and then they'll liquidate the PLC leaving all their debts unpaid and resurface later for their next scam, much like double glazing company directors did throught the 80s and 90s.
  12. gunrock

    Currently playing...

    @Vimster that is why Sleeping Dogs is such a revelation. Same team, based upon a revamped engine that originates from the True Crime series. Like night and day.
  13. I tell you what still works (if you want a longer, more considered game), is Agent USA on C64. For a quick 2 player competition, Rocketball on C64 still has what it takes.
  14. Boulderdash I or III (original gfx - none of that space gfx crud) for me.
  15. gunrock

    PlayStation VR

    "Really great watching Eastenders together, isn't it?"

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