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by EvilFranky
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Nostalgia Nerd - Atari Falcon video
Replies: 21
Views: 2187

Nostalgia Nerd - Atari Falcon video

Hi chaps,

Just been notified that the Nostalgia Nerd is releasing a video about the Atari Falcon at 9pm UK time if anyone is interested:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBTXGgb__y

His videos are normally pretty good and generally historically accurate :cheers:
by EvilFranky
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: RARE VINTAGE ATARI 800 COMPUTER SYSTEM (MINT)
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: RARE VINTAGE ATARI 800 COMPUTER SYSTEM (MINT)

All of their prices are insane. There's also a breadbin C64 for £250 + p&p.

Just price gouging while retro computing is at an all time high.

If people pay it then more fool them.
by EvilFranky
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 189
Views: 19020

Re: Beginning of very long journey

Might be completely out of scope for this project but would it be a serious amount of work to remove the proprietary memory interface and replace with SIMM sockets?
by EvilFranky
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 189
Views: 19020

Re: Beginning of very long journey

This is an exciting development, good luck! :)
by EvilFranky
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: How not to use an Amiga
Replies: 17
Views: 3573

Re: How not to use an Amiga

Frank B wrote:*They're not all nutcases obviously!


I could name a few :mrgreen:
by EvilFranky
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: How not to use an Amiga
Replies: 17
Views: 3573

Re: How not to use an Amiga

Not something I personally like to see, waste of hardware. But I doubt this was a 'targeted Amiga terrorist attack' :lol:

Probably someone goofing around and happened to have an old broken Amiga in his loft, from the looks of the video it wasn't the only think they'd destroyed that day.
by EvilFranky
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'n Ghosts) for the Atari STE
Replies: 364
Views: 84879

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

Thanks for the update Anima :cheers:
by EvilFranky
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Donationware
Replies: 57
Views: 9308

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Donationware

Great news and huge thanks to Dan for taking the time and making the effort to get this released.

With Magic being closed source and MINT being a little resource hungry for 16-bit machines, Geneva with its source code could mean exciting times for ST owners.
by EvilFranky
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Porting SOTB to the Falcon
Replies: 30
Views: 7998

Re: Porting SOTB to the Falcon

Porting and enhancing it to make it more than a tech demo : it is the goal :wink: At least the eerie forest level, as it is the 'only-my-amoeba-with-its-gpu[laughters]-and-zillions-of-DMAs-I-am-not-even-able-to-tell-U-how-it-works-can-do-it[SIGHS]' bit that really always made me roll on the floor l...
by EvilFranky
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Porting SOTB to the Falcon
Replies: 30
Views: 7998

Re: Porting SOTB to the Falcon

OK I get why as a technical demonstration this would be a cool thing to do. But honestly, the game is utter dog crap! Why not save yourself the effort and maybe only port the main part of SOTB as a proof of concept and leave it at that? You'll prove your point and save yourself any additional effort...
by EvilFranky
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 90
Views: 10163

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

You can buy IDE flash devices:-

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/ide-flash-module

Just a quick eBay search, no cable involved.

I'm guessing they would work with a Falcon.
by EvilFranky
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: Acorn Archimedes
Replies: 122
Views: 42459

Re: Acorn Archimedes

Who's Sophie Wilson?
by EvilFranky
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'n Ghosts) for the Atari STE
Replies: 364
Views: 84879

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

Ridiculously good Anima :mrgreen:
by EvilFranky
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'n Ghosts) for the Atari STE
Replies: 364
Views: 84879

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

Great stuff Anima, good to see it on a real 8Mhz STE and 4MB RAM!
by EvilFranky
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: There are tons of BEST of threads, how about the WORST ST games?
Replies: 50
Views: 15269

Re: There are tons of BEST of threads, how about the WORST ST games?

Personally I think Shadow of the Beast is an awful game, no matter which platform. It just happens to look good on the Amiga. It's been discussed 100's of times on this board, but yes, Beast ST could have been MUCH better. Not Amiga level obviously but much better than what we were given. Psygnosis ...
by EvilFranky
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Cannon Fodder (D-Bug)
Replies: 37
Views: 12164

Re: Cannon Fodder (D-Bug)

Excellent! I knew there was something a-miss with the intro pictures, I know the ST only has 8 shades of grey but the originals looked like they were only using 4 shades.
by EvilFranky
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Cannon Fodder (D-Bug)
Replies: 37
Views: 12164

Re: Cannon Fodder (D-Bug)

Bug. Look at all the extra detail in the corrected image, thanks for the fix!
by EvilFranky
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Processor comparisons
Replies: 131
Views: 22883

Re: Processor comparisons

Zarchos wrote:You get the idea for 'on one foot' or 'on one leg' ... The Falcon is amazing, to me.


It's not without its short falls, but I believe it's the best/most interesting of the old school 'all in one box' home computers.
by EvilFranky
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Cannon Fodder (D-Bug)
Replies: 37
Views: 12164

Re: Cannon Fodder (D-Bug)

Of course, I did not think for a moment that you meant some MUST here. Indeed it is good candidate. Similar case is Addams Family, for instance. And probably dozen of others. In this heat all goes harder and slower. Even thinking about what to do can hurt sometimes :mrgreen: Agreed, dozens of GOOD ...
by EvilFranky
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Cannon Fodder (D-Bug)
Replies: 37
Views: 12164

Re: Cannon Fodder (D-Bug)

I would like to see the scrolling sorted out as it's horrible in the ST version. Well, you are not alone with it. Already was proposed. Probably possible with blitter aid (STE HW scroll is useless when need to scroll only part of screen horizontally). Sad that game from 1993 still not used blitter....
by EvilFranky
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Cannon Fodder (D-Bug)
Replies: 37
Views: 12164

Re: Cannon Fodder (D-Bug)

I would like to see the scrolling sorted out as it's horrible in the ST version.
by EvilFranky
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'n Ghosts) for the Atari STE
Replies: 364
Views: 84879

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

Even the AGA machines have a 2MB limit for the blitter right? You'd probably be targeting 8bpp on those machines so the constraints may be even worse.
by EvilFranky
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'n Ghosts) for the Atari STE
Replies: 364
Views: 84879

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

Yes but STe is also dealing with sprite display in hardware using the blitter. That is the point Frank B was making, the Amiga could not hold all the available sprite data in RAM, in an area that the Amiga blitter can access. It would need copied from fast -> chip before the blitter could do anythin...
by EvilFranky
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'n Ghosts) for the Atari STE
Replies: 364
Views: 84879

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

dlfrsilver wrote:you know like me that the STe is dealing with everything out of the hardware scrolling in software.


What do you mean?
by EvilFranky
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'n Ghosts) for the Atari STE
Replies: 364
Views: 84879

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

Spectacular Anima, great stuff.

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