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Retro News & Chat / Re: New Software: Retro Game Designer
« on: March 23, 2018, 06:45:58 AM »
Oh god, reminds me of Garry Kitchen's GameMaker on the C64, nice :)

Sega Chat / Re: How we all feeling about Shenmue 3?
« on: March 22, 2018, 05:49:03 AM »
Can't say I'm hyped. Just leave the 2 almost perfect games as they are, don't try anything, reviving an old franchise or such, just revisit 1 & 2.

This might seriously backfire, as also times have changed, and I don't know if the world needs or wants another Shenmue.

Retro News & Chat / Re: My sold collection
« on: March 21, 2018, 08:20:00 AM »
Was fine, strangely enough my girlfriend asked me if I wouldn't miss it if I'd sell everything. But I already decided, I'm like that, once I decide something, I pull it through, no matter the consequences. And so far, I absolutely didn't miss it once.

Nowadays I mainly collect software only, takes up a lot of space too, but not physically. I have a 48TB Synology 2413+.

Retro News & Chat / Re: My sold collection
« on: March 20, 2018, 17:21:08 PM »
I was kinda lucky that he took everything, otherwise I would have to sell every single piece, that would have been a logistic nightmare :D

Commodore Chat / Re: I give up on datasette gaming!
« on: March 20, 2018, 17:18:54 PM »
The 1541-III hardware is based on a Microchip PIC microcontroller. This microcontroller does not emulate a real 65XX processor and therefore it cannot execute machine code uploaded to the drive (a function that is not supported by the 1541-III). Therefore it cannot act exactly as the 1541, and fastloaders will not work.

Commodore Chat / Re: I give up on datasette gaming!
« on: March 20, 2018, 08:19:45 AM »
When I got my C64 back in 1984, I also only had the datassette (1530), and I remember too good what sometimes it meant booting up a game. One of the worst games on tape was Summer Games, as it was loading constantly for every single event. So you threw 3 times the javelin, taking you less than one minute, then you were facing a 3 minute loading screen until the next discipline was loaded, played for 1 minute... you get the idea. Worse was even when you played the events in random order, you had to wind/rewind all the time, and pay attention to that counter, that it's set correctly and not reset.

My cousin had the 1541, and 2 years later I also bought one, damn, was that expensive, 400€ back then, so if you would recalculate to nowadays price, wow. Well, later I also bought a printer, as I was working a lot on creating magazines with Newsroom, and my cousin had the MPS-803, a 3 needle printer, which was so slow, it took minutes to print out a whole page. So I bought the Star NL-10, 9 needles, which cost me around 450€, plus you had to buy an interface module to fit it on the C64 port for around 100€.

Talking about floppy disks, later I bought a 1541-III from Jan Derogee. You can plug it into the floppy port of the C64, feed it with SD cards and it behaves like a normal floppy drive attached to the C64, and with the nice little LCD screen on the front, you could easily see the games you were loading. Sadly, I sold that one too :(

Commodore Chat / Re: Best Looking: Amiga Games?
« on: March 20, 2018, 08:03:12 AM »
Sword of Sodan.

Retro News & Chat / Re: The definitive Emulator List.
« on: March 20, 2018, 07:50:19 AM »
RetroArch is really what you need, on a handheld or console, on PC I still think that individual emulators work best. Used to have a dedicated PC for emulation only, where I emulated almost every system. Nowadays I tend to use Hyperspin, nice frontend, nicely configured, covers every console possible.

I use RetroArch on my PS3, so I can play the games on my beamer. Andrew Spencer's Soccer for the C64 is pure awesomeness like that :D

Retro News & Chat / My sold collection
« on: March 20, 2018, 07:22:02 AM »
Two years ago, I sold almost my whole collection, was taking up a lot of shelves, and it was basically only collecting dust. I have a friend who's a huge collector, and small museum owner here in Luxembourg, and he wanted to buy the CDTV and CD32, eventually he ended up buying the whole lot, as I made him a good price.

General Retro Chat / Re: Favourite Xbox Games?
« on: March 20, 2018, 06:31:59 AM »
In no particular order:

- Still Life
- Ninja Gaiden Black
- Crimson Skies
- Jade Empire
- Phantom Dust
- MechAssault
- Dai Senryaku VII
- Amped 2
- Kill.switch
- Genma Onimusha
- Otogi: Myth of Demons
- Fuzion Frenzy
- RalliSport Challenge 2
- Sudeki
- Sega Soccer Slam
- Yager
- Blood Wake
- Kingdom Under Fire
- Hunter: The Reckoning
- Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller
- Apex
- Midtown Madness 3

Sony Chat / Re: Playstation Games That Disappointed You?
« on: March 20, 2018, 06:00:15 AM »
And after reading your reply DeadVoivod i am waiting with baited breathe of how many games you put to the sword lol.
It's quite difficult, like I said, topic is about disappointing games, and not bad ones.

Sony Chat / Re: Sony PlayStation 1 - Must Have Games
« on: March 20, 2018, 05:15:53 AM »
PS1 had loads of great RPGs, that was one of the main reasons I got one.

What about Parasite Eve.

Time Pilot ;D One of my all time favorites in the arcades.

I would like to see Racing Destruction Set redone. That track editor was pur fun, spent hundreds of hours with that game.

Sony Chat / Re: Playstation Games That Disappointed You?
« on: March 19, 2018, 08:33:48 AM »
I was testing now for some month PS1, PS2 and PS3 games, on my PS3.

So I tested around 300 titles for each of the three. And while doing that, I started to notice, what I never thought, because I never took it in consideration, that the quality of the games went up a lot with every console.

I tested all the top games, sports games, and also was looking out for the worst of the worst for every console, and tested them.

The fact is, after playing 300 titles for the PS1, I thought OMG, was there this much scrap for it!! Honestly, there are bad games for the PS1, a whole bunch of them, never thought it, as I got my PS1 very late, it was also my first console, as I only used computers before that (not counting my Philips Videopac G7000). And there are some turds that are abslutely must play, so bad they are.

When I was then testing PS2 games, I noticed straight away that the quality of the games was increasing, and I don't now mean the obvious, the graphics, no, but the games themselves. The ratio of bad/good games almost was fifty-fifty.

Where it became even more obvious, was when I was then testing PS3 games, again the quality increased, less games released but better quality in general, and of course the usual turds, like for example Prison Break, which I tested, thought it was not too bad, good but all the time same stealth missions, and I played it through in 2 days :D

I think, in my opinion, the quality of games is increasing all the time, seing late game releases, on the last gen consoles, some absolutely awesome productions, sadly not that much space for turds, but luckily we have some indie companies which still from time to time feed us with unnecessary stuff.

Had great fun during these 3-4 months, less because I had back surgery, 8 screws and 2 carbon bars installed in the lower back, but at least I was off work, and I had the possibility to enjoy my favorite pass time, gaming.

But sorry, I completely missed the topic, which is clearly not about bad games, but about disappointing ones, which is another story. I have to go now, but will come back to this topic and try to answer the actual topic ;D

Announcements and Feedback / Re: Two New Reviewers
« on: March 18, 2018, 11:34:52 AM »
Always wanted to review Bruce Lee, one of my all time favorites and Paradroid. Also gonna do one about Projectyle, don’t know if a lot of people know it, but I think it’s an awesome game which I still play from time to time nowadays.

Btw, where should I post reviews? In the forum or do I have access to the review section? Also, can I post pictures with it?

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