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Re: Amiga - better graphics because of worse monitors?

My point, was that such monitor use was "Somewhat common" in HOME settings with PCs (at least in the US), in the early to mid 80s, with CGA. CGA had composite output as a stock option, specifically for use with a television. A commodore monitor was cleaner/sharper than your average consumer …

Re: Amiga - better graphics because of worse monitors?

My point, was that such monitor use was "Somewhat common" in HOME settings with PCs (at least in the US), in the early to mid 80s, with CGA. CGA had composite output as a stock option, specifically for use with a television. A commodore monitor was cleaner/sharper than your average consumer …

Re: What game are you playing now?

The amazon show gave me a reason to play through Fallout 1/2/NV, so I've been doing that as of recent. Luckily, there's a project called Community Edition nowadays which let me play it natively on my Apple Silicon Macbook. Screenshot 2024-04-14 at 9.49.45 PM.png What version of Fallout 1 has a …

Re: Amiga - better graphics because of worse monitors?

I never knew anyone with a PC to use a Commodore or compatible monitor. The only way an Amiga could have used a PC monitor was if it had a flicker fixer installed, and I didn't know anyone who could afford that in my circle. I would agree that I'd never seen PCs and Amigas using the same monitors.

Re: What game are you playing now?

The amazon show gave me a reason to play through Fallout 1/2/NV, so I've been doing that as of recent. Luckily, there's a project called Community Edition nowadays which let me play it natively on my Apple Silicon Macbook. Screenshot 2024-04-14 at 9.49.45 PM.png What version of Fallout 1 has a …

Re: Online copies of games are not owned

I remember a similar argument from the companies about CDs and ownership. I don't remember what exactly it is but their argument at the time boiled down to you own the CD but not the music on the CD. So my suggestion at that time was to scratch up every CD and make the companies pay to replace their …

Re: Outrageous Installers

Nox_Front_Cover.jpg Nox Varying only slightly from a standard install accompanied by a slideshow the installer for Nox nonetheless manages to impress with quality artwork and professional voice work. During the copy process you are told the background of the world and the characters situation while …

Re: Outrageous Installers

Interstate_76_Front_Cover.jpg Interstate '76 This installer brings the funk, the 70s inspired bass heavy funk of the intro music will immediately get your blood pumpin'. After the installer splash you get some black and white concept art and sketches while a radio broadcast tells you about the dire …

Re: Outrageous Installers

LandsofLoreGuardiansofDe1783_f.png Lands of Lore : Guardians of Destiny The second Lands of Lore game goes the distance with its installer. It starts out flying up a castle turret into a wizards den filled with lots of books. It then zooms in on a book which becomes the background for the install. …

Re: Outrageous Installers

There's a couple activision-developed games with special effort into their installshields to set the backdrop and atmosphere and they're Interstate 76 and Battlezone. I76 goes through a slideshow of concept art. (NOTE: Battlezone's later rereleases nerfed the installer. I76 Gold remains the same) I …

Re: Online copies of games are not owned

BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2024-04-13, 21:31: Was it the first game to be removed in this manner? The news is old, but this is the first game I see to be affected. I just checked my account and Might and Magic Heroes 7 is also removed. I don't know why this would be, but alas it is.

Re: Outrageous Installers

Command_and_Conquer_Front_Cover.jpg Command & Conquer This was one of the first installers that was more than just a text based silent affair that I can remember. After selecting a sound card you are treated to the dulcet tones of the install narration lips, which are animated, it's very Rocky …

Re: Outrageous Installers

The original Command & Conquer and Red Alert had interesting installers for their time. I think C&C: Renegade tried to mimic this as well, but wasn't quite as good. I remember being blown away by the Command & Conquer install when it first came out. I remember thinking this is how you do an …

Re: Outrageous Installers

WitchavenIIPC2531_f.jpg Witchhaven II: Blood Vengeance This game features an articulated talking head which guides you through the install process once you've chosen your sound configuration. The installer goes out of its way to be animated and over the top with the talking head and a spinning …

Outrageous Installers

I've been going through and backing up a lot of my games and as such testing out the copies to make sure they work. Part of this process involves reinstalling and as such I've revisited a lot of installers lately and I've got to say some of them are over the top. So I thought I'd start a discussion …

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