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by darklight
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Frontier Elite poor frame rate - booster required!
Replies: 39
Views: 1560

Re: Frontier Elite poor frame rate - booster required!

I remembered Wing Commander Yet another on my rapidly expanding list of must play games that I never did back then. I swear I spend more time finding out about the games and getting them to run on modern hardware than getting down to the business of actually playing them. I think I must be a kind o...
by darklight
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Cheetah Tortoise controller
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: Cheetah Tortoise controller

Retro Man Cave reviewed this on Youtube recently. It looks really bad. I recommend that channel though - he does some quality retro content.

Lol I didnt realise DoG linked the review first.
by darklight
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Cheats & Saved-Game Editing
Topic: Armour - Geddon rebalancer?
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Re: Armour - Geddon rebalancer?

Loved this game, and have recently been thinking about how to hack it. Dont the trainers let you turn on / off different features individually, one of them being infinite fuel? I suppose you aren't asking for infinite. To be honest I only tried the proper game without trainers a few times. I remembe...
by darklight
Wed May 16, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari 1040 ST Woody - water transfer project
Replies: 30
Views: 3386

Re: Atari 1040 ST Woody - water transfer project

Oh wow. Clint from LGR (Lazy Game Reviewer YouTube channel) would love this.
by darklight
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k
Replies: 16
Views: 2304

Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

then why am i getting so much hate for posting about it? i have a genuine desire to learn about this but am tired of logging onto forum after forum. just give me a straight answer...please :? There are much better forums on the internet to ask questions about Spectrum or Atari 8 Bit than the 'gener...
by darklight
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: conversion fear
Replies: 7
Views: 1754

Re: conversion fear

MrPixel wrote:i am no stranger to sarcasm. why is it that when i post on the chat forum, i get flak? getting tired

Not sure who you are talking to, but I was being serious...
by darklight
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: conversion fear
Replies: 7
Views: 1754

Re: conversion fear

*puts my hand up* Hi, my name is Simon. I owned an ST for a long time, then much later got a PC - I never went the Amiga route. I am a veteran of the format wars, obviously the ST side, however I do acknowledge the better hardware of the Amiga. Now, I am setting up a MAME / emulator station, and... ...
by darklight
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Upscaling recorded videos
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Re: Upscaling recorded videos

I take it you cant just record directly in HD (full screen) to start with? Might sound like a silly question, but there are still people who record in 240 "because why record in a better resolution than the original hardware?" Well there is one incredibly good reason - playback looks like ...
by darklight
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Paul Woakes
Replies: 13
Views: 4268

Re: Paul Woakes

Oh man, thats sad. I was only just reliving my Mercenary (on the speccy) memories a couple of weeks back. Seriously that game was amazing. Damocles was good too - very impressive. What a genius programmer - should be as well known as Braben & Bell.

The guy needs an epitaph, from Benson.
by darklight
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Underwater music in ST games
Replies: 6
Views: 2148

Re: Underwater music in ST games

James Pond?
by darklight
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 6855

Re: We redesign the STE

What IBM did with PC was atrocity! In lack of GUI each program set his own set of shortcuts! ... but wrongly use Ctrl as main shortcut key instead of Windows key... Windows key was only introduced in 1994, and only ubiquitous with Windows 95. I don't think it was IBM's place to impose UI guidelines...
by darklight
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: 'communication problem with people'
Replies: 30
Views: 3675

Re: 'communication problem with people'

Are most people more interested in emulating Atari on mobile, rather than desktop? I cant say I am, but perhaps I am of the previous generation...
by darklight
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: 'communication problem with people'
Replies: 30
Views: 3675

Re: 'communication problem with people'

Just my 2 cents worth here - AtariZoll you tend to write longer posts than usual - very long posts actually. You seem to take a lot of words to say something that could possibly be covered in a much smaller post - which is ok, I understand communication not in your own language can be an issue. Its ...
by darklight
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: GFABasic or STOS or other?
Replies: 15
Views: 3166

Re: GFABasic or STOS or other?

Boo hiss! STOS is amazing, and if you are looking at writing games, then I'm sure the library of extensions for STOS will blow away anything available for GFA. However I'll concede that the editor & support for GFA will be much better. I believe the best resource for STOS nowdays is [Exxo's STOS...
by darklight
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'n Ghosts) for the Atari STE
Replies: 363
Views: 76457

Re: Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'n Ghosts) for the Atari STE

Would it be fair to say 2MB was not available to most STe owners in the 90s? I mean it was possible, but most people did not have it.
by darklight
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: New Atari Legend font - Please help
Replies: 14
Views: 3891

Re: New Atari Legend font - Please help

browser's default "sans-serif" font... ! This is the only correct answer. Why are you worrying about typeface choice for content? let the browser handle it. Picking custom typefaces that look decent for titles, logos etc, NEVER works for content. Also, I don't want to see Roboto or Ubuntu...
by darklight
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Atari Legend is back! Updates thread...
Replies: 85
Views: 18187

Re: Atari Legend is back!

I just realised my font comment sounds a bit negative. I should have added: well done on all the hard work it must have taken to recode the entire site! Believe me I know whats involved :) Good luck for the future - AL will be seeing regular visits from me.
by darklight
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Atari Legend is back! Updates thread...
Replies: 85
Views: 18187

Re: Atari Legend is back!

spiny wrote:looking good, but PLEASE change the v and w characters in that font, they make the whole text almost unreadable.


Yeah that font needs to go really, titles / headings are ok, but not text. It does not scan well at all.
by darklight
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Atari in films
Replies: 56
Views: 18841

Re: Atari in films

Oh geez, there is more!

How to Make Techno Music (German Tv) 1995

(different to the above, this one is in German, but quite a lot of Cubase)

by darklight
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Atari in films
Replies: 56
Views: 18841

Re: Atari in films

Ok ST galore in this clip -

How to make Techno music on 1994

. You even hear the key click now & then.

by darklight
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Ataribox Gone Already?
Replies: 22
Views: 5262

Re: Ataribox Gone Already?

They must have finally issued a DMCA takedown request to themselves...
by darklight
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: 8-way scrolling system for prototyping games on STE
Replies: 531
Views: 113034

Re: 8-way scrolling system for prototyping games on STE

Ooh, what is the colour count in the isometric tile game with the girls walking around? Looks amazing. If only this was available as STOS extension - I'd be tempted to whip up a game :D
by darklight
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Something positive, for change
Replies: 54
Views: 6069

Re: Something positive, for change

Idiotic or not they are not your comments to delete, it's just that Google has given you the tools to censor the speech of others, which is absolutely wrong. I strongly disagree. Its *your* youtube channel, where you are trying to get across *your* message, and grow *your* community. Other people c...
by darklight
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Something positive, for change
Replies: 54
Views: 6069

Re: Something positive, for change

AtariZoll wrote:...It's just because nick and grammar.
"one of the only decent games" - surely not native English speaker.


FWIW - that is a perfectly valid and commonly used English phrase :)
by darklight
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Which direction retro computing goes ?
Replies: 47
Views: 7047

Re: Which direction retro computing goes ?

Retrocomputing will die with us, it is my opinion. Youngsters want speed, realtime everyday graphics. ... Not a chance. Think back to when you were young, perhaps in the heyday of the ST. You wanted speed, and realtime everyday graphics (whatever that is). You wanted something better than the ST (o...

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