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by RocketRanger
Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 113 - Feedback Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 6463

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 113 - Feedback Thread

Am I dreaming or did Retro Gamer already do a Micro Machines feature not that long ago? There is no way in hell that Micro Maniacs came out in 2001 as I had worked as a developer for Codemasters and left by 2001 and the game had been done and dusted before I even started working for them (I even had...
by RocketRanger
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 102 Feedback Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 9275

Re: Issue 102 Feedback Thread

Special thanks this month for the Salamander Software article. Having grown up with the Dragon 32 I remember picking up those games at the 99p market stall (but really wishing my parents would get me something that could play all those cool poster games like Barbarian on). Also surprised to learn th...
by RocketRanger
Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Official Issue 76 Feedback thread
Replies: 157
Views: 6326

Re: Official Issue 76 Feedback thread

..and another thing. The background art is not missing from Asteroids Deluxe (in game room) you can JUST ABOUT see it in arcade cab mode though it is very dark. Apparantly it shows up better if you place your cab in a "lost temple" themed room. No really.
by RocketRanger
Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Official Issue 76 Feedback thread
Replies: 157
Views: 6326

Re: Official Issue 76 Feedback thread

Hello, I thought this issue was great! Literally just finished reading Steven Levy's "Hackers" - and the Apple II feature was superb timing. The machine is of huge cultural significance to the US gaming industry and helped give birth to many house hold names like Sierra and EA (the good EA, not the ...
by RocketRanger
Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dragon 32 games
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Dragon 32 games

I remember some of these: Cave Hunter was packaged with the Dragon 32, might have been the first video game I played. It's a blocky pac-man clone with the added element of yellow blocks you have to collect. Remarkable in that it was written in 100% machine code(!!!) completing a maze caused the scre...
by RocketRanger
Sun May 03, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Rise Of The Triad
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Rise Of The Triad

It was supposed to be a sequel to Wolfenstein 3D (also published by Apogee) and actually uses an enhanced version of the same engine. For whatever reason the Wolfenstein connection was dropped. I have fond memories of playing this against friends in those early days of lugging a 386 around your mate...
by RocketRanger
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad CPC music
Replies: 19
Views: 542

Never thought much of the CPC sound at the time, until the day my mate plugged his CPC into an old wood grain Sony amplifier (The CPC had a 3.5 mm stereo out jack, and produced proper stereo sound, but few people ever bothered to use it). Now the AY chip was never going to match SID, but I do rememb...
by RocketRanger
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 3717

Once again, another hand-held has got it wrong. I mean, just look where the controller and fire buttons are. And what's with the keyboard ?? Did a child of 3 somehow get his hands on the final design blueprint and nobody noticed ?? I wouldn't be so sure, this was designed by enthusiasts who put all...
by RocketRanger
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 3717

I use my eee pc (original 701 4gb with the original Linux operating system, writing this very message on it in fact) to emulate Amiga games, its pretty neat for Cannon Fodder and Syndicate. But unless the emulator can 'save state' or hard drive support, hand held Amiga emulation isn't practicle. The...
by RocketRanger
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Flight Simulators
Replies: 41
Views: 1057

I used to spend many hours playing "Chuck Yeager's air combat" on a 386. Chuck would brief me on the situation and I'd take to the sky without question...in many cases I was already in the sky so Chuck must have put me there or something. I guess Chuck must have been sitting behind me or something b...
by RocketRanger
Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Aracade Sticks On Ebay
Replies: 24
Views: 888

Re: Aracade Sticks On Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Arcade-Pro-Style-Joystick-PS2-PS3-PC-USB-Fighting-Stick_W0QQitemZ300246518666QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item300246518666 I have one of these, ebay is full of them. I'm not an arcade stick connoisseur, so to me its just fine. The ball has a sturdy metal stick and the base is bulky and...
by RocketRanger
Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 157352

It's worth remembering that the Atari version of Starquake runs on a 48K Atari 800, which came out in 1979, around 5 years before the Amstrad. In many ways you'd expect the Amstrad to be streets ahead technologically with the benefit of 5 years of improvements, and in a way it's a credit to the Ata...
by RocketRanger
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Front Ends
Replies: 18
Views: 707

Re: Front Ends

Just found this one http://www.gameex.net/ Installed it last night - and its bloody brilliant! OK, you have to buy it for £14 if you want to get rid of the 30second wait when booting it up. ah yes, I had this installed for a while. It's about the only decent emulator Media center front end that su...
by RocketRanger
Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite: Whats so good about it?
Replies: 42
Views: 940

The X (that it's an accurate representation of the Milky Way yadda, yadda, yadda). Actually, the first game did not feature an "accurate representation" of anything (other than having some pretty convincing inertia physics) and used a Fibonacci sequence to model a static universe. It certainly wasn...
by RocketRanger
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite: Whats so good about it?
Replies: 42
Views: 940

X2 is well worth buying and will take many hours of your life Sigh... oh for the days of playing Elite during the school holidays with so much time on my hands and no real responsibilities. Now we've all grown up and have families to think about! Here's hoping that by the time Elite 3 (Frontier dev...