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by snigfarp
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Psion Organiser - did it play games?
Replies: 25
Views: 692

Re: The Psion Organiser - did it play games?

Just a quick update. Since March I wrote and released a game Barbarians for the Organiser II, and updated it for the Series 3, 3a/c/mx, Siena and Workabout (!). You can see it at http://games.cyningstan.org.uk/barbarians.php. There's also a game I released in 2006 for the Organiser II that I forgot ...
by snigfarp
Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Psion Organiser - did it play games?
Replies: 25
Views: 692

Re: The Psion Organiser - did it play games?

There's a little confusion in the posts above. Psion built 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit pocket computers, which were all incompatible with each other (much like the Commodore 64 was incompatible with the Commodore Amiga). The 8-bit Organiser II series had a few dozen games written for it, I think. You c...
by snigfarp
Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31811
Views: 748381

At last, the one I've been waiting for: SimCity Classic for the Psion Series 5!
by snigfarp
Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First Computer
Replies: 83
Views: 3241

My first computer was a rubber key Spectrum 48k in about 1985. A friend blew it up about two or three years later, so I reluctantly made do with the Commodore Plus/4 I'd bought cheaply in about 1986.
by snigfarp
Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What Consoles/Computers Do You Regret Letting Go?
Replies: 27
Views: 1621

Let me see now... Commodore Plus/4, Sinclair QL, Commodore PET 4032, Acorn Electron, Amiga 600. All were working and went due to lack of use and/or space. I also regret getting rid of my original Spectrum 48K, and my first Psion 3a, but both were faulty at the time so I don't know if I'd count them.
by snigfarp
Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Spacewar?
Replies: 1
Views: 370

I'd love to see something on Spacewar. I'm really interested in the history of computer games, and I can't think of a better place for features on 1960s and 1970s games than this magazine.
by snigfarp
Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Multi-issue features
Replies: 30
Views: 2432

I don't mind the multi-part articles. For large features that don't interest me, though, I'd rather have them spread across three small articles than to have them take up a huge part of one magazine. For things that do interest me, it's one way to make sure I keep buying the magazine!
by snigfarp
Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Time for a bit of strategy game love
Replies: 17
Views: 1742

Laser Squad is still one of my most-played games. I have a liking for Lords of Chaos too. I quite like RTS games too, so I'm looking forward to picking up the new issue.
by snigfarp
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Things we still want to see in the magazine....
Replies: 195
Views: 12789

I'd like to see the balance go back a bit towards 16-bit home computers like the Amiga and ST. I never had one, but they're still pretty nostalgic for me as I played on a friend's Amiga quite a lot. Perhaps something about those early PC games, you know, the ugly looking CGA ones, would be quite int...
by snigfarp
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Official Feedback FOR ISSUE 47
Replies: 271
Views: 23770

I just picked up the issue yesterday and I'm still enjoying reading it. I was a fan of Elite so I really enjoyed that. It was slightly disappointing not to see an Electron screen shot in there, as that was pure black and white and would have matched the cover perfectly. I found the Atari 800XL artic...
by snigfarp
Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is your Games System Chronology?
Replies: 102
Views: 5142

Also looks like I'm one of the very few (only one?) on here who owned an MSX computer back in the day I never had one of these, but I remember them coming out in the shops and they looked quite good. My brother eventually bought an Einstein (about 1990, after its time), which I think was similar in...
by snigfarp
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is your Games System Chronology?
Replies: 102
Views: 5142

Here's my list, with approximate dates. 1985-1988 Sinclair ZX Spectrum 1986-1990 Commodore Plus/4 1990-date PC 1999-2001 Psion Series 3a 2000-2002 Commodore 64C 2000-2007 Commodore Amiga 600 2000-date Psion Series 5mx 2006-date Commodore 64C (again) 2007-date Sinclair ZX Spectrum (again) 2007-date P...
by snigfarp
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What generation of Videogames do you think was the best?
Replies: 154
Views: 5795

If I'd had a decent 16-bit games computer of my own back in the day, like the Amiga, ST or 286 PC, then I would probably have picked 16-bits. There was still a lot of the innovation associated with the 8-bits happening on the 16-bit platforms (e.g. Populous), with the added bonus that the severe res...
by snigfarp
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's Your Favorite Driving/Racing Game Ever?
Replies: 320
Views: 10295

I enjoyed F1GP on the PC and Amiga. I especially liked it with the invincible mode, when it added the challenge of trying to be the only car to finish the race, not just the first. I played some racing games a bit in the 8 bit days, but nothing was quite so much fun as F1GP.
by snigfarp
Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Commodore 16
Replies: 130
Views: 6914

[The hardware does it as a standard feature and the VIC 20 and C64 can both do the same mixing of modes as well. Getting more technical for a moment, one of the bits in the colour RAM gets taken over when multicolour mode is enabled; if that bit is clear the character appears as high res, if it's s...