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by blakespot
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quake II for PSX sure is nice with the PS mouse
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Quake II for PSX sure is nice with the PS mouse

The DF Quake II console video made me aware that Q2 supports mouse on PSX. I'd purchased one to play Alien Resurrection, so upon hearing this I pulled it out and gave it a go. Here's a quick and dirty...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46Z_xanJl-Q



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by blakespot
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pandemonium! (PSOne/PC)
Replies: 27
Views: 473

Re: Pandemonium! (PSOne/PC)

You can definitely install an app on your local machine to an iPhone via iTunes after it has been pulled from the store. Problem is, will it run on the more recent phone / OS version? Sometimes yes, oftentimes no. All of Jeff's games stopped working 3-4 years go with an OS update. Jeff made extreme...
by blakespot
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: “No Man’s Sky” vistas rendered in HAM mode on the Amiga 1000
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: “No Man’s Sky” vistas rendered in HAM mode on the Amiga 1000

Nice pics. I'm not too surprised at the quality either; HAM was regarded as pretty close to photo-realistic for its time and enabled some superb demos for the machine. The ability to compute an optimal layout on new hardware is only going to make it look better too. You could do similar things with...
by blakespot
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: “No Man’s Sky” vistas rendered in HAM mode on the Amiga 1000
Replies: 7
Views: 249

“No Man’s Sky” vistas rendered in HAM mode on the Amiga 1000

I've used the modern Java app ham_converter to perform an optimized conversion of a few select photos I've taken in my No Man's Sky journey (PC, 2560x1440, 24-bit originals) to Amiga HAM-mode (HAM6) IFF files and am displaying them on my Amiga 1000's CRT. The results surprised me. The images are pre...
by blakespot
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2017 roundup of holiday demos for vintage systems is here
Replies: 1
Views: 61

2017 roundup of holiday demos for vintage systems is here

The 7th apparently annual roundup of Holiday demos is now up on my blog. Those with a taste for the season and sharp pixels may enjoy the show. 16 demos across 13 platforms this year. A bracing Festivus to you all! http://www.bytecellar.com/2017/12/12/have-a-helping-of-8-bit-holiday-cheer-2017-editi...
by blakespot
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Tempest 4000 Announced
Replies: 26
Views: 541

Re: Tempest 4000 Announced

Came here to post this. Huge Jeff Minter fan here. I've played a good bit of Tempest 2000 on my Jag, but more Tempest 3000 on the Nuon. Insane amounts of TxK on Vita as well. Was really disappointed to see TxK be blocked from a PS4 release by "Atari." Tempest 4000 is great news. I wonder how close i...
by blakespot
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pandemonium! (PSOne/PC)
Replies: 27
Views: 473

Re: Pandemonium! (PSOne/PC)

Yeah, I knew that. Do you know why it was removed? It's a big shame since I have an iPhone... Games drop off the store all the time. Devs don't have interest / resources in recompiling the game for some issue they have with a new version of the OS, so Apple pulls them eventually. I have physical ba...
by blakespot
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pandemonium! (PSOne/PC)
Replies: 27
Views: 473

Re: Pandemonium! (PSOne/PC)

Yeah, I knew that. Do you know why it was removed? It's a big shame since I have an iPhone... Games drop off the store all the time. Devs don't have interest / resources in recompiling the game for some issue they have with a new version of the OS, so Apple pulls them eventually. I have physical ba...
by blakespot
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pandemonium! (PSOne/PC)
Replies: 27
Views: 473

Re: Pandemonium! (PSOne/PC)

I recall this fondly. The game was a pack-in with the notoriously bad Voodoo Rush video card I had on my K6 233 PC. Did you know it was released for the iPhone? I wrote it up in 2009, with video: http://toucharcade.com/2009/04/29/ea-brings-pandemonium-to-the-iphone/ It's been gone from the store for...
by blakespot
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Rescue on Fractalus (1985) vs. No Man's Sky (2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Rescue on Fractalus (1985) vs. No Man's Sky (2016)

I thought folks here might appreciate this blog post of mine comparing, in a way, No Man's Sky to a fractal-based forerunner.

http://www.bytecellar.com/2016/11/14/pr ... e-decades/

I love both titles. Cheers.



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by blakespot
Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: ST "Megaroids" Apple Watch face
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: ST "Megaroids" Apple Watch face

The face image:

ImageMegaroids Atari ST Apple Watch face by Blake Patterson, on Flickr



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by blakespot
Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: ST "Megaroids" Apple Watch face
Replies: 1
Views: 77

ST "Megaroids" Apple Watch face

(It's a static image - don't get too excited!) https://farm1.staticflickr.com/701/22110248001_f814ee1264_z.jpg Megaroids (Atari ST game) Apple Watch face by Blake Patterson , on Flickr And a few others I've done recently: http://www.bytecellar.com/2015/10/07/an-apple-iigs-fta-apple-watch-face/ https...
by blakespot
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Silpheed for SegaCD
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Silpheed for SegaCD

Wikipedia indicated that the game on the Sega CD uses pre-rendered animated polygon backdrops behind the gameplay. Looking at them, I see zero artifacts of compression and I wonder if pre-rendered means the geometry data is streamed from the CD but rendered by the Genesis as polygons. Thoughts? bp
by blakespot
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What was this arcade ninja game?
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: What was this arcade ninja game?

Ninja Spirit it is. Thanks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qekvX9HYiL0



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