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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2023 16:16 
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Lots of pop up and other rubbish on the page but a good read :

https://www.eurogamer.net/the-making-of ... f-karateka

And a nice little trailer for what it covers :



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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2023 10:11 
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You should already be following Technology Connections for their wonderful way of explaining just about everything out there but the latest video is all about Pinball



Yes I watched this when it went live (I love Technology Connections), those old electro-mechanical pinballs are amazing devices, see also, electro-mechanical fruit machines. (Or anything that achieves programmatic style behaviour without any microprocessor control.)


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2023 11:09 
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Really interesting story about the 'start' of 3d on the gameboy

https://gamehistory.org/eclipse-the-dem ... -nintendo/



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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2024 17:00 
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I made a little Arcade Paradise with my Analogue Pocket docked as the core... (and with a new flexible deck my work paid for)

Had to go into the video.json files to get the Tate model working on the cores..

And i want use my Switch too of course, so many shmups there now, most with Tate support..

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2024 18:05 
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So much nostalgia buried away here. Hopefully some will playable at the Arcade Archive before too long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsaZ570SfYs


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2024 23:59 
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Nice, Romanista! I’m going to try and build a MAME cab with an old PC that’s knocking around, want to use the monitor in Tate mode too. I’ll stick pics in here as and when I make any progress.

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What’s that in the corner running Raiden Fighters?

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Zardoz wrote:
Nice, Romanista! I’m going to try and build a MAME cab with an old PC that’s knocking around, want to use the monitor in Tate mode too. I’ll stick pics in here as and when I make any progress.

I've done that, if you have any questions.

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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40 years since Elite became the most fun you could have with 22 kilobytes


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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For anyone who has looked at the increasing prices on the FPGA side of things and thought its just too expensive :

https://www.readonlymemo.com/cheap-mist ... ase-plans/


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 12:40 
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One thing that's annoying me a lot is Syndicate. The original, and best, one.

I bought it on GOG and got it free on Origin. Both versions got a lot of coverage when they became available because, rightly, everyone loves Syndicate.

The problem is, the PC version appears to be broken. On any level with enemy cyborgs, they wait a little while and then all come and attack at once. Now, when I played Syndicate back in the day it was on the Amiga and they definitely phased their attacks. But now they just run at you dumbly. Get four agents, jab them full of chemicals and arm them with something heavy and they'll just mop up all the enemies easily.

Thing is, no one else seems to have really been too bothered by this but for me it's absolutely breaking the game. It's been 30 years since I played Amiga Syndicate but I'm sure I'm not imagining this.

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 13:38 
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I remember being obsessed with Amiga Syndicate and being so very disappointed with the PC version. Mainly because fucking around with DOS to free up enough memory and make sound work felt like a huge retrograde step to me at the time.

I don't recall any AI weirdness though


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 14:38 
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Thing is, no one else seems to have really been too bothered by this but for me it's absolutely breaking the game. It's been 30 years since I played Amiga Syndicate but I'm sure I'm not imagining this.

I remember finding a 'loophole' in the Amiga version, which sounds like this might be related.

On the Amiga version (I never tried it on PC) the enemy agents would only ever attack your agents in numerical order -- so, if you brought all 4 agents with you, they'd go for number 1 until they're dead, then number 2 etc. etc.
And you could move that agent around and ultimately end up in a situation where the enemy agents occupied the same space on the map as your agent, and a 'glitch' in their AI meant that they would either stop shooting altogether, or they would carry on firing but their gun stuck out too far and meant that they would just be shooting off into dead space.

This made even the hardest missions (fucking Atlantic Accelerator) very easy -- all you needed to do was load up agent 1 with 8 shields, move around the map 'collecting' enemy agents, and then get one of your other agents with a flamer and fire at your agent, setting all of the collected enemies on fire and they would fan out in a glorious circle of screams and agony.

Anyway, back to your issue -- try playing Syndicate on an Amiga emulator and see what happens? As far as I know the GOG versions are exact copies of the original games, just run via DOSBox etc. so I can't imagine they're any different behaviourally.


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 15:33 
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There’s a new retro arcade coming to Walsall soon.

https://www.theretrorealm.co.uk/


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 16:25 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
There’s a new retro arcade coming to Walsall soon.

https://www.theretrorealm.co.uk/


Much as I love the idea of more retro arcades , that website really doesnt tell us very much.

Its got pricing on it including special offers which looks like I need to steal a kid to get the deals
Opening hours 'school holidays' (which region - just local ?)
It has food and drink (any chance of a menu?)
and its got 'arcade games and consoles (which ones?)
I can book a party room with "all my favourite arcade games" - wow , how do you know which ones that is ?


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 17:25 
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That's being part run by Craig Turner who runs the Revival retro events that take place round these parts. I believe a lot of the machines are from his own personal collection which is slightly worrying as a lot of the machines weren't in great condition at the last Revival event so it'll be interesting to see how this pans out.

There's some pictures of the inside on his Facebook which you might see here... https://www.facebook.com/share/p/nEd5doEh7hrcJQnH/ I dunno though, does that link work?

Either way, it'll be worth checking out.


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 17:30 
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That's being part run by Craig Turner who runs the Revival retro events that take place round these parts. I believe a lot of the machines are from his own personal collection which is slightly worrying as a lot of the machines weren't in great condition at the last Revival event so it'll be interesting to see how this pans out.

There's some pictures of the inside on his Facebook which you might see here... https://www.facebook.com/share/p/nEd5doEh7hrcJQnH/ I dunno though, does that link work?

Either way, it'll be worth checking out.


Gotta say, the DK barrels, the Street Fighter chibi (I think) for the his and hers toilets and the Street Fighter wall where you can stand next to the fireballs for a photo are all genius ideas.

The graffiti wall art is a bit tacky though. The Darth Vader head in particular is…not good.


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:49 
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GazChap wrote:
try playing Syndicate on an Amiga emulator and see what happens? As far as I know the GOG versions are exact copies of the original games, just run via DOSBox etc. so I can't imagine they're any different behaviourally.



I will. I hope that Amiga emulation isn't as much of a CHORE as it used to be with all the faffing about with configurations. I only ever used it to emulate K240, which was amazing, but it's been a while.

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Charlie Brooker being interviewed by BAFTA about gaming :



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