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by ivarf
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oc_nCbZ4oo Yeah, I know it's bolloxs but it was done by a lone, very amateur hobbyist using cheap software. We can do the lone, amateur hobbyist part including cheap software. But the only machine of the 3 that can do the colour is the Amstrad and the only machine t...
by ivarf
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New highly impressive CPC game
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: New highly impressive CPC game

Still, it's early days yet and I'd suspect that much is subject to change. Given the Pinball Dreams port was first previewed in 2016, I wouldn't be expecting this one to drop for a couple more years yet. Would love to see Pinball Dreams released. But will it happend? The game is long time finished ...
by ivarf
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What if Amstrad hadn't bought the Spectrum name
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: What if Amstrad hadn't bought the Spectrum name

Other than making gaming PCs, it's hard to see them having much impact on the 16-bit gaming market. They did that eventually anyway, although after the disaster of the PC2000 series they were never going to be particularly relevant again. On the whole, they always gave the impression of a company t...
by ivarf
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Story of Roland
Replies: 17
Views: 450

Re: The Story of Roland

Roland visits the Vikings of Norway...
by ivarf
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 689

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

Are the C64 and Vic 20 Basics made by Microsoft? I have understood that Simon's Basic on the C64 is very good. Was it cartridge-based? How much free Ram did it have?
by ivarf
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What if Amstrad hadn't bought the Spectrum name
Replies: 6
Views: 143

What if Amstrad hadn't bought the Spectrum name

The Amstrad CPC got a lot of ports from the Spectrum. Some good, some bad, some awful and some were even great. If the machine had got the same support from developers that the C64 and Spectrum got, the amount of good and great games would have been much higher. The Amstrad CPC is capable of games l...
by ivarf
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 195
Replies: 31
Views: 1184

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

Lots of digital and Overseas subscribers complains on Facebook they never got the stickers. The stickers arrived through subscription to Norway. I believe the problem for many here is that the stickers are not for the C64 or Spectrum. I am a minority and would have loved Amstrad stickers, but C64 o...
by ivarf
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 195
Replies: 31
Views: 1184

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 195

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by ivarf
Fri May 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 689

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

Amstrad CPC, hard to code for, but can do well in the right hands It's not hard to code for, the Oliver Twins for example loved to programme on it as their lead platform ('Dizzy', 'Grand Prix Sim' etc). They developed on the Amstrad CPC but for the specification of the ZX Spectrum so in my opinion ...
by ivarf
Fri May 10, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 689

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

NorthWay wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:38 pm
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?
by ivarf
Thu May 09, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 689

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

This is not a question about the games released, but a question about what is possible to do with the different hardware. The C64 is great for music, smooth scrolling and sprites. Very good within the limits of the hardware. The ZX Spectrum, balanced lowspec machine Amstrad CPC, hard to code for, bu...
by ivarf
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Paid for 'free gifts'
Replies: 33
Views: 1132

Re: Paid for 'free gifts'

To be fair if there was an Amstrad action pamphlet I’ll join Senser in moaning about what a waste of money that’ll be :) But wasn't the Amstrad just an upgraded Spectrum with crappy scrolling? Have you seen the Batman demo for the Amstrad CPC? https://youtube.com/watch?v=QadPMxfQxS4 The Amstrad CPC...
by ivarf
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 1892

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

I don't see the relevance of this to the Amstrad being cheap crap. We know the C64 and Spectrum are the superior gaming platforms, this is well established fact. Are you still a moderator of this forum? He's obviously wrong and you are obviously correct. The C64 was considered by most people to be ...
by ivarf
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 1892

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Your region was misinformed ;) C64 totally outsold the competition in Europe and C64 was considered by most people to be the best games machine. I don't see the relevance of this to the Amstrad being cheap crap. We know the C64 and Spectrum are the superior gaming platforms, this is well establishe...
by ivarf
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer - Issue 191
Replies: 55
Views: 1892

Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 191

Your region was misinformed ;) C64 totally outsold the competition in Europe and C64 was considered by most people to be the best games machine. The return rate of new Amstrad CPCs was much lower than other home computers of the era. Interestingly for Sinclair made Spectrums it is highly recommende...