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by Joefish
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Game Identification

Yep. Plexar has both modes. There's a floor + ceiling maze/puzzle mode where you have full control of moving in or out of the screen. Then there's a race mode where the scrolling is continuous. But control over your character is slow and these stages are nowhere near as playable as Trailblazer . And...
by Joefish
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: What do you now know many years later
Replies: 76
Views: 1676

Re: What do you now know many years later

I never got the hang of the canter either, but the riding centre certainly knew how to charge!
by Joefish
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Build your dream computer
Replies: 49
Views: 768

Re: Build your dream computer

Another approach would be simply 3 values (#00, #80, #FF) for each RGB, with a few colors left for gray and perhaps 1 for transparency: https://i.ibb.co/NxDGdwD/palettes4.png Then you would have 32 colors for INK, 8 colors (the ones marked within squares) for PAPER. 3 x 3 x 3 = 27, which is the Ams...
by Joefish
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Build your dream computer
Replies: 49
Views: 768

Re: Build your dream computer

Missing the point. The TV signal is made up of RGB components. So you could tweak where the mid and low levels of a 2-bit RGB lie fairly easily through resistors in D-to-A conversion separately for the red, green and blue channels. But not for every colour in the palette individually.
by Joefish
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: What do you now know many years later
Replies: 76
Views: 1676

Re: What do you now know many years later

MrBlaz wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:14 pm
I'm amazed at spechums like you having so deep knowledge about Knight lore.
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by Joefish
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: What do you now know many years later
Replies: 76
Views: 1676

Re: What do you now know many years later

Baronys and 'Lord of the Manor' Lordships can be bought and sold. But the former go for hundreds of thousands. The latter several thousand depending on popularity. For instance, Chris Eubank genuinely was 'Lord of the Manor of Brighton' having paid £45000 for it (but was forced to put it up for sale...
by Joefish
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: What do you now know many years later
Replies: 76
Views: 1676

Re: What do you now know many years later

Quite recently I read a comment that Clive Sinclair becoming sir Clive Sinclair wasn't as big, exceptional deal as sometimes presented. Clive was knighted ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight_Bachelor ). "Knight" is the lowest possible rank in all this aristocracy system. It doesn't pass to your ...
by Joefish
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: Build your dream computer
Replies: 49
Views: 768

Re: Build your dream computer

More palettes. This time I'm splitting the attribute byte instead of 4/4 bits (16/16 colours), I'm splitting it 5/3 bits, which gives you 32 INK colours and 8 PAPER colours, which I think is a far better use of the byte, at least for games. You can still blend INK and PAPER in adjacent characters if...
by Joefish
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Hungry Horace on Steam?
Replies: 24
Views: 696

Re: Hungry Horace on Steam?

Andrews went straight in with two copyright strikes against the youtuber, which is generally considered the nuclear option as it's "do as I say or your whole channel and any income from it is toast, permanently". He didn't reach out beforehand either to settle it peacefully, just went for it guns b...
by Joefish
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Hungry Horace on Steam?
Replies: 24
Views: 696

Re: Hungry Horace on Steam?

akeley wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:15 am
99.9% of Steam people won't know about this connection.
Maybe not, but 99.9% of Steam people will know a sh*t game when they see one!