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Amiga, Commodore and creativity

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Haba, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    Any benefits to a Raspberry with amibian over just setting up WinUAE on your PC?
     
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    Never used WinUAE on PC (I've used the Amiga Forever distro on my PC), but I don't think there would be any benefits. For my setup/living habits it just works having RPI in my living room hooked up to a TV set. I also like having a dedicated Amiga setup with amibian on a dedicated SD card (I also have another SD card with retropie for SNES/Megadrive/NeoGeo/PSX/basic Amiga games emulation/Kodi).
     
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  4. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    I had one of these in my collection before, a PC-10, but it was dead due to faulty powersupply that i never got to fix, had i fixed it i would prob have kept it as a Retrogaming PC, like the 486 i have now.
     
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  5. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    http://www.indieretronews.com/2019/06/hero-68k-hot-news-as-this-classic-game.html

    http://www.indieretronews.com/2019/06/a-work-in-progress-mario-clone-for.html
     
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  6. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    http://www.indieretronews.com/2019/06/the-shadows-of-sergoth-superb-work-in.html
     
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  7. hitfan Double Sided Games Developer

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    I'm the creator of Realms of Quest V for the VIC-20. My motivation is a lot of the things that you all mention. I suppose that I could make my games for the PC and have a bigger audience, but I already how the VIC-20 works almost inside and out. I will say this in defense of retrogame programming: the old systems limitations provide a structure to work with. And the games that I make are playable on modern systems with emulation. And since the ESC key on the PC keyboard maps to the RUN/STOP key in the Commodore emulator, I made certain to allow players to use that key to exit menus, etc.

    And I really look forward to holding a physical copy of my game in my hands:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    As well as looking at the cloth map of the game world:

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    And just the other day, my previous publisher (Pystrronik) re-released one of my old games, Theater of War:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    ... I just got it in the mail a few days ago and it's beautiful.
     
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  11. Silentstorm Learned

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    That's pretty cool actually, and never really thought about the limitation aspect since many indie games end up being small, or the fact that a lot of people did learn how to code for old computers, doesn't hurt that some computers like the VIC-20 had some great manuals to help people get into them.

    Plus, in a way, it's making sure that the Commodore systems are kept alive, since, you know, Commodore went from having really popular computers to screwing up the Amiga and having some strange decisions like making consoles and that ended up killing the company.

    But looking at videos and the community that Commodore computers still have make me realize that Commodore was a great company that could have still been alive if they had some competent people managing the company.
     
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    http://www.indieretronews.com/2019/07/the-shadow-over-hawksmill-dark-c64.html

     
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  13. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    Not really sure where to post this but eh

     
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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Probably the only article from The Guardian worth reading in our lifetime:


    Game changer: the Commodore 64 concert


    A rather good in-depth look at the 8-Bit Symphony, a live symphonic performance of many of the best SiD tunes of the 1980s that took place in Hull last month.

    Pre-order the concert recording here, ETA is late 2019 for physical versions, most of the digital stuff is available now.
     
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    That's actually pretty cool, it's always nice to see parts of video game being treated with respect, even the music, and well, the Commodore 64 had some great soundtracks, heck, the SID and the musicians that used are pretty much a big reason why the C64 is my favorite computer of that era, after all, there is a reason why there are some musicians still using the SID chip nowadays, it just a soul and unique quality of it's own that helped great soundtracks appear.

    And you can't go wrong with the C64 if you want great music, much less Rob Hubbard, he could compose for the worst game possible and his music would still make any game several times better by default, sadly, i don't live in the area, but hopefully there will be some way to get a recording of the concert or the music for sale in the future.
     
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  18. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    it just works
     
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    I saw a guy with a C64 T-shirt the other day. Made me think of Luzur.
     
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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Since the Kickstarter sticky thread seems to have vanished, I might as well post this here:

    Upcoming Kickstarter project: SiD goes Prague.

    So what's this one about then? The 8-bit Symphony concert that's mentioned in one of my posts further up this page, is looking to get into a recording studio with a full and live symphony orchestra!

    To quote:

    The Kickstarter goes live on Friday August 9th (roughly a week as of this post) so keep that date behind your ear if you're interested... because I am, for once.
     
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  25. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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