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by NorthWay
Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Modern games that 'restore your faith'
Replies: 106
Views: 11541

POP:SOT _really_ hit me hard in the "that's how it should be done" region. Except... it took me 20-30 minutes before I "got" it, but boy did it hit then. Ok, the fighting wasn't very interesting and I wish they had dropped it, but still. The controls (other devs could learn something about being for...
by NorthWay
Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Infocom games
Replies: 15
Views: 2601

As fabulous as they were, I always thought Magnetic Scrolls were better. Don't know if it is some kind of US VS. Europe thing. Or perhaps that Infocom felt a little like old tales/adventures and Magnetic Scrolls more "contemporary"? Of course, Infocom started much earlier and might have been more ec...
by NorthWay
Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Arcade Magazine how many issues are there?
Replies: 25
Views: 5803

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paranoid marvin wrote:Best computer mags ever in my opinion (in no particular order)
Should start this as its own topic really, but here goes anyway: (/rose-tined spectacles mode)

Retro Gamer
C&VG (mid 80s)
EDGE
Mikrodata (Norwegian)
C (Norwegian)
Popular Computing Weekly
Transactor
Datormagazin (Swedish)
BYTE (mid 80s)
by NorthWay
Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: I'd like to see in the next Retro Gamer
Replies: 109
Views: 21019

I'd like something about Parker Brothers: They did some brilliant stuff especially if you consider how early it was! They have always been some kind of mystery or enigma. Who were they, where did they go, what are they doing today, and how come they made such quality stuff when nearly everyone else ...
by NorthWay
Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum question for issue 22
Replies: 85
Views: 10966

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OK, in future everyone needs to PM Mayhem with your answers so that he can veto the ones that are publishers and not developers. Then he can submit the ones that pass his stringent tests. :wink: Wink all you want, but I think this is a very serious issue: Publishers and not developers getting name ...
by NorthWay
Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum question for issue 22
Replies: 85
Views: 10966

I'd nominate both Magnetic Scrolls and S0DAN.
by NorthWay
Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: I'd like to see in the next Retro Gamer
Replies: 109
Views: 21019

One more: There was a guy who made 4 new levels for the Donkey Kong arcade. How about a review and an interview? This would be a chance to get (real) technical for once.
by NorthWay
Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:19 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: I'd like to see in the next Retro Gamer
Replies: 109
Views: 21019

Suggestion for interview and GTW: Jim Sachs and "20000 leagues under the sea".

I remember reading some of the very first US Amiga magazines that had some wonderful pictures by him. Lots of warm colours.
He also was excellent on the good old C= 64!
by NorthWay
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: A little niggle in the online subscription form...
Replies: 16
Views: 3425

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romanista wrote:just got my confirmation letter.. it had taken a d-tour to sweden before arriving here in holland!
I got mine just fine this week, and it was sensible enough to start with #21.
by NorthWay
Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer #20 review
Replies: 28
Views: 5901

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The colours on all the 8 bit machines were very strong and bright, so it was difficult to use any colour (other than black) across a large proportion of the screen without it becoming overpowering - almost hurting the eye. I seem to remember that if you made the whole screen white on the C64 you go...
by NorthWay
Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer #20 review
Replies: 28
Views: 5901

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NorthWay - it's down to the colour restrictions. In a multicolour bitmap you can only have three colours plus the background colour in each 4x8 pixel block. (It's 4 pixels horizontally, because in multicolour mode the horizontal resolution is halved to give the extra colours, so a multicolour bitma...
by NorthWay
Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer #20 review
Replies: 28
Views: 5901

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I agree with Craig - SIR did some great C64 loading screens of the time and I enjoyed reading about how he created them as it didn't go into too much technical detail and was really interesting. Not to rain on SIRs parade (he has done some nice pictures), but I do rate a few others higher (who? Sor...
by NorthWay
Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Forget the arcades of the 80s - remember the computer shops
Replies: 57
Views: 15242

I remember computer shops in the 80s. They very mostly run by amateurs. The only reason they survived was because us buyers were doubly so. (Well, they didn't really survive, did they? They're all gone now AFAIK.) The 80s was a strange time in computers when thinking back. A vast selection of machin...
by NorthWay
Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's your favourite genre?
Replies: 134
Views: 8688

Can I cheat? I've suddenly been so lucky that my very close video shop have gotten a pinball machine called Theater of Magic (they had the Addams Family first, but it broke down in an instant). Pinball games are just so fantastic. Computer versions too (ok, there have been a very few stinkers, but e...
by NorthWay
Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Have any of you heard of Acorn etc.
Replies: 99
Views: 15376

How come there is no talk about the Apple II if this mag is supposed to cater for US tastes too?