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by merman
Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: retro quiz
Replies: 107
Views: 14289

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revgiblet wrote:OK, this is fun. Here's a C64 screenshot. Name of game and creator please!

Image
Is it Impossible Mission? Because I can't see the picture, or copy the properties into a new browser window?

:lol:
by merman
Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Good ol' SID (C64) music
Replies: 22
Views: 4605

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Spiff wrote:Anyone have any non-obvious SID composers (ie, not Tim Follin, Fred Gray, Martin Galway, Hubbard, Ben Daglish)?
Have a look at (and a listen to!) the HVSC Best of Various list:

http://users.dhp.com/%7Eshark/BOV/
by merman
Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: FMV games, what happened to them?
Replies: 36
Views: 4921

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LeeT wrote:
merman wrote: Here's an interesting titbit for you - many PS1 games that use FMV rely on an encoding system by UK coder Nick Pelling (aka Orlando)...
No doubt you found that out whilst interviewing him for a rival retro section... :wink:
LOL, actually I knew that before I did the interview :lol:
by merman
Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: MAME Article/Tutorial/Tips
Replies: 32
Views: 5444

Crunchy, you're an undiscovered genius ;)
by merman
Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: FMV games, what happened to them?
Replies: 36
Views: 4921

I suppose the closest to an FMV game recently would be the two Fear Effect games on PS1, which used streaming backdrops... Must admit I'm not a big fan of games that give you too much video and not enough gameplay. Here's an interesting titbit for you - many PS1 games that use FMV rely on an encodin...
by merman
Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:28 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: More Hardware
Replies: 18
Views: 3716

There's a happy medium that can be struck. Where hardware discussions are relevant - e.g. talking about the SuperFX chip in a feature on 3D games - then there should be coverage. Or a comparison between different versions where some aspect is different because of the hardware. But I think RG has gro...
by merman
Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The best 8-bit loader
Replies: 31
Views: 4472

Funnily enough, I mentioned loading systems in my interview with Stephen Robertson (In the Chair, RG20). One that impressed me was the "universal" question tape for Trivial Pursuits - one tape that could work on C64, Spectrum and Amstrad. Quite complicated when you consider the graphic/music questio...
by merman
Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: MAME Article/Tutorial/Tips
Replies: 32
Views: 5444

MAME remains a grey area... Yes, you can download (and buy) some legal ROMs. Giving people a guide to using it is tantamount to saying, "Here's this program that can run thousands of old arcade games without you needing to own the game... go out and download them!"
by merman
Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Do you remember any game giveaways exclusive to magazines?
Replies: 48
Views: 4499

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I think that I got 'Beyond the Forbidden Forest' on a Zzap! magazine once. The tape also had a demo of the Robocop 2 game that came out on cartridge. I'm quite sure that 'Bounder' also appeared on a C64 cover tape. I remember I had the original, but I used to play the cover tape version because it ...
by merman
Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 21
Replies: 79
Views: 10517

A trio of SNES moments - completing Super Mario World for the first time, getting 100 on all the levels of Yoshi's Island and getting to the end of Super Metroid. I bought mine second-hand from a student who was upgrading to a PS1, and I'm glad I did.
by merman
Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Lucasarts's adventure games
Replies: 71
Views: 6991

The C64 games are pretty impressive for the machine - Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken for example. I also have a soft spot for Labyrinth, which can probably be considered the fore-runner of the SCUMM games. Large animated sprites, verb/noun input, puzzles. And it was also the foundation for the onl...
by merman
Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: This must be the worst christmas ever for gamers
Replies: 92
Views: 10277

Went into my local Gamestation today - Buy One Get One Free on retro! Yay!
by merman
Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Kids TV
Replies: 118
Views: 23254

Mentioned this on a different forum today:

EUREKA

With mad inventor Wilf Lunn creating such memorable contraptions as the automatic worm charmer, and Sylvester McCoy (and others) recreating the history of famous inventions. A BBC classic, part educational, mostly good fun.
by merman
Sun Jan 01, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Good ol' SID (C64) music
Replies: 22
Views: 4605

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I would rather make my own CDs recorded directly from my C64, than either buy someone else's compilation which won't match my favourites, or use SidPlay which is emulated sound. I have also always played my C64 audio through proper speakers. It's the only way. Kenz used to offer (I don't know if he...
by merman
Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Kids TV
Replies: 118
Views: 23254

One of my favourites - Jigsaw. Strange program, but I did win the certificate for finding the treasure!