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by mlucifersam
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 'Diary on the making of 'Mr.Do!' for the 48k/128k ZX Spectrum' by Mark R. Jones
Replies: 3
Views: 91

'Diary on the making of 'Mr.Do!' for the 48k/128k ZX Spectrum' by Mark R. Jones

Here is my 'Diary on the making of 'Mr.Do!' for the 48k/128k ZX Spectrum'. It's a free, 50 page PDF. I hope you find it interesting: https://drive.google.com/file/d/105K5e-r4NwgepKW0baoEGJ_H30k7pgs_/view?usp=sharing https://i.postimg.cc/5Nc7LcSN/Page-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/CLjv4vcC/Page-2.jpg ht...
by mlucifersam
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Subscriptions magazine cover options
Replies: 22
Views: 526

Re: Subscriptions magazine cover options

I'm not a fan of the subscriber cover either. I'm in 2 minds wether to cancel my subscription and just buy it in the shops. The reason? When I'm looking for an old aricle I look on the cover first to see if it's listed on there. The subscriber cover has no text at all so trying to find the right mag...
by mlucifersam
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 214 - Turrican
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 214 - Turrican

psj3809 wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:27 am
Worms - another game i've rarely played, just never got into it.
Nor me. I tired once but those awful, dated & cheesey speech samples are really annoying and I turned it off. Do they get on anyone elses nerves or is it just me?
by mlucifersam
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: i had total recall
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: i had total recall

by mlucifersam
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum - Issue 204: The Nostalgia Effect
Replies: 14
Views: 1351

Re: From the Forum - Issue 204: The Nostalgia Effect

One of the good things about playing old games you played a s kid is that they look and sound EXACTLY the same as they did when you first played them. Old comics go brown and brittle. Books get dirty and creased. Computer games don't change with age!
by mlucifersam
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 2908

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

No not yet.
by mlucifersam
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 2908

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

Yes. I've been writing it for the last 2 years. Over 150,000 words so far though it's not from the 1st chapter. It starts right at the beginning & illustrates how what did in our spare time as children changed when we got our 1st computers. The bulk of it covers 1984 to the early 90s and also covers...
by mlucifersam
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 192
Replies: 27
Views: 2908

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 192

ely wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:56 am
I loved the Mark Jones article about his first few weeks at Ocean. More like this please!
Thanks for that. I'm chuffed to bits you liked it!
by mlucifersam
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?
Replies: 20
Views: 1776

Re: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?

I bought a Switch at Christmas and also got a 2nd hand Wii-U as a present with a load of games. I use both!
by mlucifersam
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum: 192
Replies: 22
Views: 1895

Re: From the forum: 192

Easily Wizball on the C64. Even though I converted the graphics for the Spectrum version (a pale and unfinsihed imitaion) I didn't appreciate just how good a game it was until around 10 years ago. Whenever I turn my C64 on I inevitably end up playing Wizball every time. People complained about contr...
by mlucifersam
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 172 - ZX Spectrum Anniversary
Replies: 33
Views: 2250

Re: From The Forum issue 172 - ZX Spectrum Anniversary

After years of just using emulation I now have a permanent Spectrum +2 set up next to the old CRT TV that has a DIVMMC Future attached to it. I use that more now than an emulator. There's something about the slight fuzziness the TV adds to the graphics that makes the experience more genuine. The dis...
by mlucifersam
Thu May 18, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer 168
Replies: 68
Views: 3584

Re: Retro Gamer 168

I can't read half the Imagine article in my copy of the mag. Some pages ok but others have a darker blue background and all the white text is blurred. Like looking at it without glasses on :(
by mlucifersam
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: 35th anniversary of some memorable films
Replies: 15
Views: 1598

Re: 35th anniversary of some memorable films

I've been compiling lists of my fav films from each year for my book LOAD DIJ DIJ. Here's my list for 1982: 'The Dark Crystal' – Jim Henson and Frank Oz, 17 February. 'Poltergeist' – Tobe Hooper, 4 June. 'E.T. the Extra Terrestrial' – Steven Spielberg, 11 June. 'The Thing' – John Carpenter, 25 June....
by mlucifersam
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Robin of Sherwood(old ITV series)
Replies: 15
Views: 801

Re: Robin of Sherwood(old ITV series)

For the blu-rays they went back to the original film and while not quite HD they look better than they ever did in the 1980s on the TV. They look like they were filmed yesterday and the amount of detial visible is much better than most other TV shows from that era
by mlucifersam
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From The Forum issue 166 - First Amiga Encounters
Replies: 28
Views: 1515

Re: From The Forum issue 166 - First Amiga Encounters

I'd already seen a Amiga but it was running some of those early games that didn't really look all that great. It was when I was working in a computer shop in 1989 and we had a delivery of about 20 of those huge long boxes containing 'Shadow of the Beast' with the t-shirt in them. I think they retail...