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by NorthWay
Sat May 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?

The C= 64 has issues with being able to update colour info fast enough (which the C= 128 did a fix for). Never heard about this and can't really say I understand what it is about. Do you mean something like the colourclash on the Spectrum? It is exactly like the 16/48K ZX in that it has a single fi...
by NorthWay
Thu May 09, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: In the chair - Vincent Baillet
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: In the chair - Vincent Baillet

What on earth is an Alice 32/90?
by NorthWay
Thu May 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?

The CPC needs to use a lot of its memory for the display, and so sprites will also be bigger. Hence it also needs to use a lot of processing power to update the display. OTOH it has no placement restrictions to work around. Possibly it should also find use for having only 2 pixels per byte. The C= 6...
by NorthWay
Thu May 02, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 274
Views: 7115

Re: Tracking lateness

I got #193 on Tuesday, 32 days after 192.
EDIT: And newsagent got it end of same week.
by NorthWay
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 1436

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

This... needs some words.
A bit of a special for us oldtimers and greybeards this round. Much appreciated. It's been a long time since I had so much content that was ticking my boxes.
And somehow you just couldn't help yourselves and used the ZX graphics for Bounty Bob. (Burn the heretics!)
by NorthWay
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Mark 'Kick Off' Greenshields
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Questions for Mark 'Kick Off' Greenshields

Wait, what, wasn't that "Dino Dini's Kick Off"??? What's the relationship here? Did Bombo attract any legal interest? I could swear there was a Live and Let Die game? With boat racing possibly? Did being a published book author give you more status (in general), and did it ease you getting sw deals?...
by NorthWay
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 274
Views: 7115

Re: Tracking lateness

#192 snuck up on me today. 24 days after previous, and 13 after first posts in forum.
EDIT: Newsagent had it today (3rd). I thought they got their stock on Thursdays (i.e. before me actually).
by NorthWay
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Mark 'Kick Off' Greenshields
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Questions for Mark 'Kick Off' Greenshields

How well did the books sell?
by NorthWay
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31604
Views: 726868

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

will2097 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:04 am
I bought this: :D :D :D :D :D
And for how long do you intend to live by osmosis instead of eating foodstuffs? (Or did you win the lottery?)
by NorthWay
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Subs Department Epic Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Subs Department Epic Failure

So I got a "time to renew your sub" mail. Looking up my user at the web site only shows an EDGE sub. Cue mail to subs. *Crickets* So it's just an automated mailing system without anyone really reading the mail? Let me be positive here for once: I got mail back from subs. After a follow-up mail they...
by NorthWay
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 1436

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

I thought this might cheer up the crew: For once I plan to read the main feature first! (My reading stack is nicely stocked at the moment though.)
by NorthWay
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Tracking lateness
Replies: 274
Views: 7115

Re: Tracking lateness

#191 elected to grace me with its presence today. No re-mailer info, apart from "Orangepost" with a Norwegian address. Possibly a tad late.
EDIT: Local newsagent has it already. (I.e. 7th)
EDIT2: EDGE #330 arrived 15th.
by NorthWay
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Subs Department Epic Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Subs Department Epic Failure

So I got a "time to renew your sub" mail. Looking up my user at the web site only shows an EDGE sub. Cue mail to subs. *Crickets*
So it's just an automated mailing system without anyone really reading the mail?
by NorthWay
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Questions for Stoo Cambridge
Replies: 23
Views: 487

Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

Is it really Stoo - that isn't some pet/nick name?
by NorthWay
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Thank you so much for your great magazine!...
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Thank you so much for your great magazine!...

The Powers That Be might ponder upon this: It has been many many issues since the first thing I read upon opening the magazine was the main story.