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by RobinElvin
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Forget the arcades of the 80s - remember the computer shops
Replies: 57
Views: 15279

Crikey, looks like a gathering of Norfolk boys here! I used to go to OSB in Castle Meadow back in the day. A bit dingy and small but looking back through the haze of nostalgia it didn't seem that bad. I remember buying a second-hand C64 when they were closing it down to move to the new shop. It was ...
by RobinElvin
Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's your favourite retro chip-tune/game music?
Replies: 76
Views: 8508

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Amiga: My Fav system for music. I loved what this machine could do. I'm in agreement with that - the Amiga had probably the best sound capability out of all the machines at that moment in time. Pinball Dreams on the Amiga is another fav of mine - it's superb I can't see that the Amiga had the best ...
by RobinElvin
Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stuart Maconie Jingle
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Stuart Maconie Jingle

One for those who listen to Radio 2 which sort of gives my age away I suspect! I'm not entirely sure but I reckon the new jingle for the Stuart Maconie show on Radio 2 sounds suspiciously SID-like. Anyone care to take a listen and see if you agree? Is it SID or just a similar sounding synth or maybe...
by RobinElvin
Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Blue Max \"secrets\"
Replies: 20
Views: 1529

To quote Wikipedia: In the aerial war a fighter pilot was initially entitled to the award upon downing eight enemy aircraft. Ace Max Immelmann was the first airman to receive the award, after which it became known among his fellow pilots, on account of its color and its recipient, as the Blue Max — ...
by RobinElvin
Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Blue Max \"secrets\"
Replies: 20
Views: 1529

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Correct me if I'm wrong ,but the Blue Max was a medal given to German fliers in WW1 Also a movie starring George Peppard as a German Flying Officer That's why I assumed you played a German in the game Yup, you are correct. I was sure you played an Allied pilot which is why the name confused me. In ...
by RobinElvin
Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Blue Max \"secrets\"
Replies: 20
Views: 1529

No, you aren't meant to be German. Having said that I have no idea why it's called Blue Max!

It probably says in the instructions somewhere but seeing as I have been using tape images off the PC my copy is buried in a box in the garage somewhere.
by RobinElvin
Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Machine - Repair & Maintenance - Section
Replies: 14
Views: 2167

I would love to see a repair section in the mag but I don't think it will really interest many readers and I don't think it could possibly be comprehensive enough to be useful. What might be a good idea is to set up a section in the forums for discussion of problems (don't know how many techies we'v...
by RobinElvin
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Blue Max \"secrets\"
Replies: 20
Views: 1529

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I love that damn game and have finished it as well. Maybe it is just me but you seem to get to the cities if you try and follow the smaller roads whilst bombing the trucks. Yes, that's the sort of thing I meant. It "seems" like the game has some kind of AI/logic where you can do things like that an...
by RobinElvin
Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: RG forum's 100 great retro games—as chosen by YOU!
Replies: 522
Views: 69895

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bolda wrote: A worthy follow up to the classic Elite. Yes, the graphics did chug along and the combat was difficult but the sheer scale of the game was mind-blowing.
Runs great on my A4000.....
by RobinElvin
Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: RG forum's 100 great retro games—as chosen by YOU!
Replies: 522
Views: 69895

32 Carrier Command (Amiga) This game was just the business (and still is) The first thing which impressed was the solid 3D - smooth as silk. This is the kind of game we needed the 16-bits for. You get strategy and action in the same game. Lots of toys to play with (Manta aircraft, Walrus landing cr...
by RobinElvin
Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Blue Max \"secrets\"
Replies: 20
Views: 1529

Cool!

Thanks chaps, that's great.

I want to play it now! If only I didn't have to do this thing called work....
by RobinElvin
Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Blue Max \"secrets\"
Replies: 20
Views: 1529

Blue Max \"secrets\"

Blue Max on the C64 was one of the first games I owned. I was thinking this morning that I seem to remember some undocumented things which happened during the game. For example, if you bomb your own airfield everything goes a bit weird and you end up crashing. Also I couldn't work out how the game g...
by RobinElvin
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:12 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: How do I protect my old amiga 500 games?
Replies: 19
Views: 3842

Well, as this is a Retro Gamer forum I presume we are talking about games here. If so you won't be able to put many of those on a hard drive and get them to work on a real Amiga. I've installed a few games to hard drive which run using AmigaDOS such as Civ but you won't get anything with a custom lo...
by RobinElvin
Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:34 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: How do I protect my old amiga 500 games?
Replies: 19
Views: 3842

Amiga drive emulator

This is something I have been concerned about for a while and no matter how much you look after your disks at some point they are going to stop working. Last year I had an idea to try and emulate an Amiga floppy drive on a PC (not just create a network drive). I designed an interface (very simple) a...
by RobinElvin
Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad Computers
Replies: 39
Views: 5077

I don't think many people really switched from C64/Spectrum to Amstrad. I think it was more of a case of upgrading to 16-bit when the time came for a change rather than a sideways move. I only knew one person with an Amstrad back in the day as opposed to the dozens who owned one of the other two. I ...