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by TMR
Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: play expo, manchester, october 11-12 2014
Replies: 220
Views: 4854

Re: play expo, manchester, october 11-12 2014

ok so who is up for a rg forum meet up? pics/descriptions etc so others can recognise you i'll be something of a fixed point minding at least half a dozen machines. If people want to find me, i look a bit like the bloke at the start of RG's homebrew section and look around for the name "Oldschool G...
by TMR
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Home Brew Section
Replies: 208
Views: 29076

Re: Home Brew Section

Jason, if you don't understand the drama surrounding these enhanced machines the Russians have developed, trying telling one of them that if they have a machine with a few Megs of RAM and VGA-standard graphics, they really shouldn't be trying to keep claiming it's a 'Sinclair Spectrum', and see wha...
by TMR
Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amusing picture thread......
Replies: 2647
Views: 137198

Re: Amusing picture thread......

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Why i'm not going to the feckin' team building exercise tomorrow...!
by TMR
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: play expo, manchester, october 11-12 2014
Replies: 220
Views: 4854

Re: play expo, manchester, october 11-12 2014

Can i just say "eww, curry" at this point? =-)
by TMR
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amusing picture thread......
Replies: 2647
Views: 137198

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by TMR
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Amstrad CPC 464 - Celebrating 30 Years! (featuring Daz!)
Replies: 32
Views: 971

Re: The Amstrad CPC 464 - Celebrating 30 Years! (featuring D

I'm always sad to think that the 6809 didn't get more use as it shares with the Z80 that they have opcodes that can operate on memory more than just a single byte per instruction. I wonder if someone has made something cool with the 6809 plug-in for the A8. i don't know the 6809 (and am still findi...
by TMR
Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Amstrad CPC 464 - Celebrating 30 Years! (featuring Daz!)
Replies: 32
Views: 971

Re: The Amstrad CPC 464 - Celebrating 30 Years! (featuring D

Yes, but given the nature of the implementation, I'm pretty sure they didn't borrow it from Commodore. The CPC+ was designed to compete with the NES, Master System and maybe the PC Engine, after all. That some of their features were also in the C64 was more coincidence than anything else. i wasn't ...
by TMR
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Amstrad CPC 464 - Celebrating 30 Years! (featuring Daz!)
Replies: 32
Views: 971

Re: The Amstrad CPC 464 - Celebrating 30 Years! (featuring D

And the C64's outstanding features also include the hardware fine scrolling, tile-based screen modes and hardware sprites and, whilst there'll always be some argument over which system is better, it's worth noting that Amstrad "borrowed" a few of those ideas for the CPC Plus range so we can at leas...
by TMR
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Amstrad CPC 464 - Celebrating 30 Years! (featuring Daz!)
Replies: 32
Views: 971

Re: The Amstrad CPC 464 - Celebrating 30 Years! (featuring D

But it's pretty apparent ZX, C=64 and CPC went for a more "affordable" approach. For example the ZX didn't even have a graphics or sound chip if I understand correctly and the only really outstanding feature on C=64 was the 64 kb RAM and the sound chip (SID). The Spectrum has the ULA for graphics b...
by TMR
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: play expo, manchester, october 11-12 2014
Replies: 220
Views: 4854

Re: play expo, manchester, october 11-12 2014

i'll be there with my systems as usual - if anyone wants to find me, look for a C64 with a neon blue power light and a banana yellow cartridge, that'll be mine and i'll probably be nearby.
by TMR
Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Amstrad CPC 464 - Celebrating 30 Years! (featuring Daz!)
Replies: 32
Views: 971

Re: The Amstrad CPC 464 - Celebrating 30 Years! (featuring D

But the CPC has as Matt_B wrote hardware scroll and double buffering, so the CPC doesn't need to have choppy scrolling or a only a few sprites on the screen at once. It does because double buffering on the 64K machine that most publishers wanted to aim for stole around half of the RAM and wasn't re...
by TMR
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 132
Replies: 121
Views: 3422

Re: Issue 132

Is Atari Age a forum for and about only Atari products or does it have a wider spread of opinions? I'm pretty sure it's all about Atari. They might have sub forums for newer systems, but I rarely post there. There are areas for current and recent gen gaming, classic computers and consoles in genera...
by TMR
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Blots on the gaming landscape.
Replies: 72
Views: 1847

Re: Blots on the gaming landscape.

without the C16/Plus 4, Kickstart and Trailblazer to name but two would probably not exist as they originated on the 264 series. Trailblazer started there (although you could probably argue that it would've ended up on the C64 if there had been no C16 since Sout already had a history there) but Kik...
by TMR
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Post a classic loading screen
Replies: 53
Views: 2133

Re: Post a classic loading screen

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by TMR
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amusing picture thread......
Replies: 2647
Views: 137198

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