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by blakespot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: No Man's Retro...
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: No Man's Retro...

It's a decent enough game for what it is, but you've got to enjoy the core mechanics of exploration, crafting and survival to get much out of it. It was massively overhyped at launch though and only subsequently patched towards respectability, and you'll see some wildly differing opinions on accoun...
by blakespot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...
Replies: 26
Views: 539

In case anyone thought that Atari console was actually going to happen...

From The Register: "Game over: Atari VCS architect quits project, claims he hasn’t been paid for six months" https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/08/atari_architect_quits/ That whole thing has seemed as dodgy as hell, even before they announced Tempest 4000 as being a launch title, with Minter and ...
by blakespot
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: No Man's Retro...
Replies: 4
Views: 244

No Man's Retro...

A little retro love from the No Man's Sky universe...

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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: 248

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: 711

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: 378

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: 378

“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: 91

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: 706

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: 711

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: 711

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: 711

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: 172

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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