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by sack
Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Commodore 64/128 Advice please
Replies: 27
Views: 688

Re: Commodore 64/128 Advice please

Now you just need an Action Replay cartridge - I can't really picture using my C64 without it
by sack
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 3DO
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: 3DO

I remember one of the FIFA games being great because it had a whole bunch of hidden options that allowed you to turn it into a complete mockery of a game of football that was amazingly fun to play - especially 'hot potato' mode, where you'd get a whistle as a warning, then the ball would become huge...
by sack
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Franchises SEGA should be resurrecting:
Replies: 83
Views: 1032

Re: Franchises SEGA should be resurrecting:

SPACE HARRIER! I've got nothing more to add, apart from: SPACE HARRIER! Every so often I get hit by a day when you think 'you know what? I can't be bothered with games anymore' after something annoys me greatly. One dose of Space Harrier later and I'm back in business and damn sure what it was that...
by sack
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Does new technology make you go Wow!!
Replies: 37
Views: 1254

Re: Does new technology make you go Wow!!

Tech these days is pretty amazing - but you do have to actually *think* about it to appreciate it. Everything is incremental. A few extra FPS, a bit more memory, more storage... It's all very gentle and half the time you need to go into the task manager to see what's grown or improved. Did your last...
by sack
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Never released on your computer/console
Replies: 62
Views: 1043

Re: Never released on your computer/console

I see you bitter ST owners and raise you an Acorn Archimedes...
by sack
Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Testing a BBC I found in a skip :)
Replies: 10
Views: 1036

I wouldn't be suprised if after a bit of a clean and some chip reseating that thing works perfectly - schoolkids are demonspawn and those things survive that kind of treatment. A drop into a skip is probably nothing by comparison
by sack
Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Be nice to your fellow forum members...........
Replies: 21
Views: 967

it's wierd... I mean I'm from Nottingham originally and this shocked me. That said when I was at Nottingham Trent uni I did have to swing my trusty banhammer at someone once for taking an excessive interest in my then-girlfriend (who wasn't exactly disinterested in him) and then bragging about the s...
by sack
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is Killing In Video Games A Sin?
Replies: 35
Views: 1302

if it is murder - then who is the murderer?

the player for commiting the act, or the programmer for freeing up the memory that character once occupied thereby pulling the plug?

This is one of those 'questions best debated at 3am after a crate of jagermeister' i think
by sack
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sega's 'Super Scaler' Games
Replies: 6
Views: 2499

if I ever worry that I'm getting bored or disillusioned with games I just fire up space harrier and I'm sorted for another year or so. Some games age really badly, some look a bit dated but are still fun, Space harrier just doesn't seem to get old at all. The graphics were impressive but I think tha...
by sack
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum games
Replies: 49
Views: 3285

what? Nobody mentioned 'Chaos'?

Gets my vote every time
by sack
Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Share your "I shouldn't have done that!" moments!
Replies: 22
Views: 997

here's a fun night: *Go to office fancy dress party *get a wee bit drunk *Extract the urine out of someone in costume *grimace when the uberboss of the entire office is called onto the stage and you realise who he came dressed as Luckily he's one of those people where the amount he likes you is inve...
by sack
Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Cosine's Kikstart & Invasive Action C64 Cartridges
Replies: 81
Views: 10200

I'm wondering if someone carefully disassembling such a cartridge to replicate the board design might be an idea because then we have a cartridge design with more room to play with and the chips needed to build them might be more plentiful. At a guess it wouldn't be much more expensive than the cur...
by sack
Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I Hate Asteroids.
Replies: 41
Views: 1588

gutted... just gutted.

I mean a pitfighter cabinet is far bigger, would've produced more debris to keep the shredder fans happy and nobody would miss it because as a game it's a steaming pile of toss.

Why didn't they stuff pitfighter in there?
by sack
Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Outright Lies you heard about games.
Replies: 56
Views: 3495

I was six and a half at the time LOL. Why do the Amiga and ST screenshots look exactly the same?? it's all about the framerate ;) The best lie ever told has to be 'It'll help me with my homework, dad!', surely? Although it did backfire the second time I tried it and I ended up with an Archimedes, b...
by sack
Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How diverse are we!
Replies: 62
Views: 2529

I very occasionally work on programming an Amiga game Ooh, is there much going on for the Amiga...? Not much, however I am part of a new group called Underground Arcade which is dedicated to programming new Amiga games, have a look here - (Annihilation's my ga...