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by joefish
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: C64 vs Spectrum at Christmas. With bells on.
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: C64 vs Spectrum at Christmas. With bells on.

Thanks, I had my doubts how it would sound to anyone else! I have no ear for music really - I ran an audio clip through an auto-notator to get the harp part, then found someone who'd posted a brass arrangement of the hymn online. I needed Google's help just to read the sheet music! :mrgreen: That pr...
by joefish
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: C64 vs Spectrum at Christmas. With bells on.
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: C64 vs Spectrum at Christmas. With bells on.

OK, no takers?
Here's a spectacularly crap 1-channel BASIC beeper version for the Spectrum then. Gentlemen, cover your ears... :mrgreen:

http://railtron.com/files/spectrum/BoxODlites.tap
by joefish
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: R.I.P Fidel Castro
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: R.I.P Fidel Castro

At least he got his dream - living long enough to see the collapse of US democracy. :lol:
by joefish
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that pushed hardware limits
Replies: 34
Views: 887

Re: Games that pushed hardware limits

Yep, Tobal was impressive. I think Rapid Racer too, though not everyone likes it. You really needed to be an analogue early adopter to apreciate the subtelty of its controls. But although the 3D objects were simpler than many Playstation games, to run at 50fps in hi-res makes it quite an intense exp...
by joefish
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: C64 vs Spectrum at Christmas. With bells on.
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: C64 vs Spectrum at Christmas. With bells on.

Nothing here so far, but some interest over at WoS for an AY version of The Box of Delights theme. Another 'note' that if that all seems a bit too simple, or someone would like something more upbeat, then here's an alternative suggestion someone made to rally around. Though instantly recognisable, y...
by joefish
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: C64 vs Spectrum at Christmas. With bells on.
Replies: 4
Views: 383

C64 vs Spectrum at Christmas. With bells on.

Right, this here be the third movement, Andante quasi lento e cantabile , of Victor Hely-Hutchinson's Carol Symphony, as performed by The Pro Arte Orchestra, conducted by Barry Rose at Guildford Cathedral in 1966 and recorded by EMI. Probably the best production of this piece around as the harp part...
by joefish
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that pushed hardware limits
Replies: 34
Views: 887

Re: Games that pushed hardware limits

Forcing you to buy a new graphics card to play a game is not 'pushing hardware limits'. It's going right over the limit to the point where it doesn't work any more, hence the need to buy a new graphics card. Having Wolfenstein do fast texture mapping on a 386 is clever. Telling you "tough nuts, you'...
by joefish
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gamecube and Gameboy Advance connectivity
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: Gamecube and Gameboy Advance connectivity

I'd love to try but was disappointed to find there was never a cable to link to a GB Micro.
by joefish
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Owning games for consoles you don't own and ltd box sets
Replies: 21
Views: 594

Re: Owning games for consoles you don't own and ltd box sets

Just bought a MegaDrive Virtua Racing cartridge at the weekend for £3. Seemed a shame to leave it lying there. Dunno if it works...
by joefish
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Let's have a Christmas themed cover... Please!
Replies: 38
Views: 1296

Re: Let's have a Christmas themed cover... Please!

Can Darran stand behind everyone and shake some sleigh bells while we read it instead?
by joefish
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Things you hated as a kid that you now love.
Replies: 47
Views: 816

Re: Things you hated as a kid that you now love.

Someone mentioned porridge. Yup. Even had a bowl of corn flakes without a ton of sugar on recently.

Mind you, I blwdy hate the taste of grown-up medicines.
by joefish
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that pushed hardware limits
Replies: 34
Views: 887

Re: Games that pushed hardware limits

Hysteria and Cobra on the Spectrum gave console-like scrolling games on a machine anything but designed for it. I'd cite my own Buzzsaw+ but I presume you want old stuff. Space Harrier on the Spectrum was a hell of an achievement. And Starstrike 2 with its solid 3D was really impressive. Exile on t...
by joefish
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your Recent 'Other' Purchases
Replies: 732
Views: 21277

Re: Your Recent 'Other' Purchases

Liamh1982 wrote:Poundland are doing VR headsets... for £4. Despite that betrayal of their values, I still bought one and you know what? It's not that bad! It fits over my specs and didn't make me feel sick after 10 minutes so a definite thumbs up.
For what? Is that for phones running the Google Cardboard software?
by joefish
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your Recent 'Other' Purchases
Replies: 732
Views: 21277

Re: Your Recent 'Other' Purchases

More LEGO! Lemans racer with the Power Features add-on and got a free LEGO Geoffrie! Bonus! That new LEGO Toys'R'Us giraffe is clearly a paedo in a dodgy home-made costume!!! :lol: http://www.bricktoynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/LEGO-Geoffrey-Friends-40228-Set-e1464305935604.jpg Mind you, th...
by joefish
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Top-50 Arcade games
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: Top-50 Arcade games

Sounds like a good idea. Little bits on home conversions would be a nice addition. Though the whole thing could quickly swell to a book in its own right!