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by DouglasReynholm
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: More Multicolour - Trailblazer Roadway
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: More Multicolour - Trailblazer Roadway

Sounds great, can you put some sort of GIF showing it in action please? I think you'd get people even more interested if you could show it running. Thanks!
by DouglasReynholm
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: What games do you enjoy playing on other 8bit computers
Replies: 29
Views: 651

Re: What games do you enjoy playing on other 8bit computers

Killa Gorilla, Transistors Revenge and Daredevil Dennis on the BBC Micro are ones I remember from my youth when my half brother used to visit with his Beeb in the mid-late 80's. Still fire them up in the browser sometimes.
by DouglasReynholm
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: The 20 greatest home computers according to the Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 647

Re: The 20 greatest home computers according to the Guardian

Perhaps I should be a bit ashamed to admit this, but I sold a lot of Amigas/ST's off the back of the fact I couldn't "see the PC platform going anywhere" in the late 80's and early 90's. In defence of my myopia, we did only have EGA/VGA at the time, and then you'd have to buy a Soundblaster/Roland m...
by DouglasReynholm
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: High Score - retrogaming history series on Netflix
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: High Score - retrogaming history series on Netflix

PeteProdge wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:06 pm

What were they smoking when they said that!?
Probably smoking cracks, Pete
by DouglasReynholm
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: High Score - retrogaming history series on Netflix
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: High Score - retrogaming history series on Netflix

Just noticed that High Score is narrated by Charles Martinet, AKA the modern voice of Mario.

A nice touch.
by DouglasReynholm
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: High Score - retrogaming history series on Netflix
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: High Score - retrogaming history series on Netflix

I worked in a games shop in 1986 and then again in 1989 we never even stocked the NES. The shop went with the Sega Master System as it was easier to get hold of. I remember that you had to sign a legal contract that if you were going to be a Sega dealer then you weren't allowed to also sell Nintend...
by DouglasReynholm
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Other Retro Stuff
Topic: High Score - retrogaming history series on Netflix
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: High Score - retrogaming history series on Netflix

Ersh Purely anecdotal I realise, but I worked for an independent computer/console retailer in the UK 87-97, and I can tell you that the NES was FAR outsold by the Master System in consoles and games, possibly even as much as 20 to 1. Nintendo didn't start to make a dent in the market, at least as f...
by DouglasReynholm
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: The Bubble Bobble Fiasco
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: The Bubble Bobble Fiasco

TMD2003 Having seen what the SID effects look like on an oscilloscope I now know that this is created by a square wave that's "more up than down" or "more down than up" The technical term for this is PWM, or Pulse Width Modulation, a common technique used on most synthesizers, alongside triangle, r...
by DouglasReynholm
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Sinclair Miscellaneous
Topic: The Bubble Bobble Fiasco
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: The Bubble Bobble Fiasco

The biggest embarrassment of all, though, came when New Computer Express had some abject moron cover the budget re-release and somehow manage to assert that the 128K version didn't have any music. (Having presumably loaded the 48K version into a Speccy 128 by mistake.) Perhaps the issue with the mu...
by DouglasReynholm
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Friday Quiz: Health
Replies: 53
Views: 1744

Re: Friday Quiz: Health

Number 20 is a Design Design game I think, either Warlock, Halls or Dark Star. I'm sure they all used the same health bar...? I knew I'd seen it somewhere! I'm guessing Dark Star! Edit: I think HOTT was similar but in white. It doesn't appear to be the correct answer as there's been no ding ding.. :(