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Re: Possible Solution to Youtube and DOS Aspect Ratio Issues

in Milliways
I'm actually curious what's the best way to archive source footage for retro content is. I'm guessing ZMBV is optimal for DOSBox and other low color & resolution sources, but it's probably not that good at handling noise (if for example, you're trying to capture from an analog source)? If you've …

Re: How did scrolling work in Keen 4-6?

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Have we gained any programming technique or intelligence over the past 30 years that could enable the CGA scrolling to be done better now? or are the hardware limitations already exhaustively explored? For Keen I don't think you could get a huge improvement. Maybe a few small tweaks in case they …

Re: How did scrolling work in Keen 4-6?

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There's a description from Romero of how Keen 4-6 work on EGA/VGA, and how it differs from the first trilogy: http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?30619-How-mcuh-more-advanced-was-a-NES-to-computers-at-the-time&p=225724#post225724 CGA has a modifiable start-address register, but not a panning …

Re: What music are you listening to?

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badmojo wrote on 2020-10-11, 11:36: A lot of Split Enz here recently - been in the mood for something fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxg_oII5qBQ I see your fun new wave and raise you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWMA1hJy678

Re: english, the planetary language

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Squabbling over the superiority of measuring systems is one of the most embarrassingly parochial thing to observe. Especially when it's so often a transparent substitute for other forms of jingoism, simply because they're deemed less acceptable these days. ;) I've always been used to metric: that's …

Re: VGA Capture Thread

...the way would be to go for the application of a good CRT shader that can be parameterized. For C64 this is employed in some emulators and could in principle also put on top of captured video. Do you happen to know of a good solution for this? As in: applying a shader to a video file and getting …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

In other news, here is interesting case of a CGA game totally relevant to this thread - Rockford . Its creators didn't care about the colour mode, but focused on "how is it going to look on a monochrome monitor?" ROCKFORD.jpg That comparison shot looks familiar. ;) Rockford had at least two …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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Some people are probably going to hate me, but I think Amiga's failure was well deserved. Commodore wanted to make the system cheaper to use for a home user and made some technical decisions that really hurt it in the long run (like sticking to NTSC and PAL video modes). The OS was impressive for …

Re: Garbage characters on faulty video card

Probably bad video RAM. Seems like a plague of "0" bits in at least some of the even bytes (but not the odd bytes, or you'd be seeing weird colors too). Might also be a problem in a part of the chip itself (the vga sequencer) but that's probably far less likely.

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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Also, fuck people that take old keyboards and chop them up for any reason besides restoration. Yes, but that should go under "self-evident truths", not confessions. As for prices for vintage hardware, shipping costs are *far* more prohibitive for me than whatever people are asking in general. …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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Never cared for optical PC storage media or optical drives at all. The sluggishness, spin-up/mounting delays, and above all that infernal NOISE. One thing I'm glad we no longer need. Never really managed to get into any of the Wing Commander OR Ultima games.

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