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by oswald
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 159880

but where are the screenshots ? :shock:
by oswald
Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 159880

ofcourse it was just a fanboy's troll post. simply somehow I stumbled upon the fact that the c64 version is brought out as the worst, eventho based on the text of the reviews it wasnt. I thought I will throw in that pro/con post for fun :) the another thing that striked me the subjectivity going on ...
by oswald
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 159880

now lets recalculate the positions based on your own words. I have picked your cons and pros out: cpc: - the movement is jerky enough to make it hard to follow - the way enemy bullets become nigh on invisible when they merge with your own line of fire - no wide shot, no big columns of fire - very si...
by oswald
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What Are Your Favourite C64 Games?
Replies: 76
Views: 5938

speaking of homebrew, metal warrior must be the best platform shmup adventure .) also check bofh here

http://cadaver.homeftp.net/
by oswald
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 159880

I am suprised anyone would enjoy the C64 version. It was just wildly swinging from left to right :roll: But it's OK, I'll let it go. Deep breaths... in... out... in... and out... the c64 version seriously sucks, but saying the speccy gfx better, well you can expect that only from a speccy fan who i...
by oswald
Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 159880

you forgot to mention this time that the speccy has the biggest sprites, but lets put it another way: lowest resolution. :wink:
by oswald
Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 159880

Surely not! surely as a percentage of the game screen height the C64 is smallest. thats only because the c64 has the biggest game screen area. you should put a thick paper on your screen, with a rectangle cut out of it to make the c64 sprites bigger counted in the percentage of the game screen area...
by oswald
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Making a new C64-game
Replies: 26
Views: 1920

same here it was just a - honest - answer.
by oswald
Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Making a new C64-game
Replies: 26
Views: 1920

1. programming a game takes about 100 times more effort than the openers of such topics used to think.

2. nobody will pull this effort for you because you have some idea. everyone has ideas. having an idea is the easyest thing on the world.
by oswald
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 159880

emkay, I have tried rtype lately (havent played it in the days) and it felt pale. watch the videos of the real rtype, c64 and speccy version to see yourself what I am talking about. as a conversion and taking the machine's abilites the speccy version is brilliant. well I dont know maybe in retrospec...
by oswald
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So what's so great about the Spectrum?
Replies: 241
Views: 13303

If the C64 can do anything the Spectrum can but not necessarily as fast, then the Spectrum can do anything the C64 can but not necessarily at the same speed or with the same graphics resolution. thats already two things a speccy cant do that a c64 can (and we havent talked about memory size yet), v...
by oswald
Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So what's so great about the Spectrum?
Replies: 241
Views: 13303

that is your own problem. having to read all day long that your beloved machine was the worst of the most popular 8bits technically, you must have a sad sad life.
by oswald
Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So what's so great about the Spectrum?
Replies: 241
Views: 13303

Chalk emulating cheese indeed! The machines could simulate each other to a degree, but neither can emulate the other. well, then go tell the author of this program that he has achieved the impossible: emulating the speccy. http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=53270 oh and one from '85 aswell http...
by oswald
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So what's so great about the Spectrum?
Replies: 241
Views: 13303

My point is that attempting to simulate the C64's sound or graphics with a Spectrum is as futile as simulating the Spectrum's CPU on a C64. Neither machine has the power to do justice to the other, so as programming exercises go, it would be a colossal waste of time. Ultimately, the strengths and w...