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by ewhac
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Dave Needle
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

Dave Needle

I regret to inform the membership that Dave Needle has passed away. RJ Mical announced the sad news on Facebook. Dave Needle was one of the hardware designers of the Amiga computer, chief hardware designer of the Atari Lynx, and chief hardware designer of the 3DO Multiplayer. Though I worked near hi...
by ewhac
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Emulation
Topic: 4DO Crash on Launch
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

4DO Crash on Launch

So, I just built a new machine for myself, and thought to myself, "Self, I'll bet this new rig can finally run a 3DO emulator prroperly." So I downloaded the 4DO installer package, installed it, and it crashed immediately upon launch. After doing some rudimentary Googling, I discovered that I could ...
by ewhac
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play/Drown Out - D
Replies: 1
Views: 1493

Let's Play/Drown Out - D

Thanks to a YooToob ContentID claim, we almost didn't get to show this to you. But the error has been corrected, and we can now share with you the slow, coffee-grinding splendor of the Japanese interactive horror classic, D : Let's Play/Drown Out - D (3DO, 1995) - Part 1 , Part 2 Though perhaps a bi...
by ewhac
Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play/Drown Out - Killing Time
Replies: 3
Views: 1674

Let's Play/Drown Out - Killing Time

Yes, we've been quiet for a while (blame me; it's all my fault), but we've got a new installment for you. In our "Apology" episode, we took a brief look at Killing Time , but didn't explore the game much at all (we never left the entry gardens), so we decided to revisit the game and spend a bit more...
by ewhac
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play/Drown Out - Starblade & Pyramid Intruder
Replies: 9
Views: 3673

Re: Let's Play/Drown Out - Starblade & Pyramid Intruder

goldenband wrote:...the Starcade stuff was a treat.
Then you're probably going to enjoy our newest video:

Let's Drown Out - Starcade (1983)
by ewhac
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Need for speed (Ewhac not me)
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Re: Need for speed (Ewhac not me)

I was hoping to do a combo post, where I'd post the link to the The Need For Speed video, and then say, "Oh, by the way, here's a bonus video we knocked out right after we fixed my DLP TV: " Let's Drown Out - Starcade (1983) " But the last detail didn't get finalized until today, which is: The JM Pr...
by ewhac
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play/Drown Out - Jurassic Park Interactive
Replies: 8
Views: 2710

Let's Play/Drown Out - Jurassic Park Interactive

Ever since we started this series, we've been studiously ignoring the elephant in the room... or, rather, the dinosaur. Until now.

Let's Play/Drown Out - Jurassic Park Interactive (3DO, 1994)

We hope you enjoy it.
by ewhac
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play/Drown Out - Starblade & Pyramid Intruder
Replies: 9
Views: 3673

Re: Let's Play/Drown Out - Starblade & Pyramid Intruder

3DOKid wrote:No. Sadly. Washington, Denver, Santa Clara, Houston, Boston.
Who (and when) are you visiting in Santa Clara?
I hate United Airlines.

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by ewhac
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play/Drown Out - Starblade & Pyramid Intruder
Replies: 9
Views: 3673

Let's Play/Drown Out - Starblade & Pyramid Intruder

I managed to sneak in time for a new video over the weekend:

Let's Play/Drown Out - Starblade (3DO, 1994), Pyramid Intruder (3DO, 1995)

Pyramid Intruder turns out to be harder than we thought...

We hope you enjoy it.
by ewhac
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play/Drown Out - Way of The Warrior, Samurai Shodown
Replies: 16
Views: 3766

Let's Play/Drown Out - Way of The Warrior, Samurai Shodown

We're back from the holidays! This time we decide to have a go with a couple of fighting games:

Let's Play/Drown Out - Way of The Warrior, Samurai Shodown (3DO, 1994)

Hope you enjoy it.
by ewhac
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play - Sampler Disc 4, Interplay 3DO Buffet
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Let's Play - Sampler Disc 4, Interplay 3DO Buffet

I don't know if this really counts as a "Let's Play," 'cause we're running through demos rather than full released games. Still, we have a new video up: Let's Play - Sampler Disc 4, Interplay 3DO Buffet (3DO, 1995) Did you know there was an attempt at a game based on the movie Waterworld? Neither di...
by ewhac
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Alternate mouse for the 3DO?
Replies: 5
Views: 1737

Re: Alternate mouse for the 3DO?

Gammadev directed my attention to this thread: No. Please do not plug anything that is not 3DO-approved into a 3DO console. I know it's a DE9 connector and that those things were absolutely everywhere in the 1980's and 90's and there's lots of other 9-pin stuff that will physically fit, but, serious...
by ewhac
Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play - PO'ed
Replies: 8
Views: 2749

Let's Play - PO'ed

Our latest Let's Play video is up:

Let's Play - PO'ed (3DO, 1995)

Sadly, I failed to figure out how to make the jetpack work before we stopped recording. Also, if anyone knows what those footpads are meant to do near the exit of the Jump level, I'd be much obliged :-).

We hope you enjoy it.
by ewhac
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play - Road Rash, Shock Wave
Replies: 9
Views: 3028

Re: Let's Play - Road Rash, Shock Wave

sneth wrote:How many people from the 3DO days do you even know anymore?
A modest number, though I don't keep in as regular contact as I probably should.

An interesting little point about how small the Silicon Valley can be: The CEO of the company I'm working for now was the Vice President of 3DO.
by ewhac
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play - Road Rash, Shock Wave
Replies: 9
Views: 3028

Re: Let's Play - Road Rash, Shock Wave

I was especially intrigued by the comments near the end about developers who wanted to bypass the OS for speed. I know there's been some interest in doing that on the homebrew front, but some sources claim it's impossible. Did anyone ever successfully bypass the OS, either aboveboard or through tri...
by ewhac
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play - Phoenix 3
Replies: 6
Views: 2105

Let's Play - Phoenix 3

Our latest Let's Play is up:

Let's Play - Phoenix 3 (3DO, 1995)

I was particularly interested in seeing this one again because the space combat sim was so nice. Unfortunately, you have to fight through a rather dodgy platformer to get to it.

We hope you enjoy it.
by ewhac
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play - Road Rash, Shock Wave
Replies: 9
Views: 3028

Let's Play - Road Rash, Shock Wave

We recorded this last Sunday, but it had audio sync issues. I only just managed to fix them (well, paper over them) last night: Let's Play - Road Rash (3DO, 1994), Shock Wave (3DO, 1994) Though we visit Shock Wave, we don't do nearly as thorough a job as this 3DO Zone review does, so go read it, too...
by ewhac
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Shock Wave
Replies: 3
Views: 4779

Re: Review - Shock Wave

Martin III wrote:A very thorough and well-explained review; I had no trouble following any of it. Now I'm actually curious enough to want a look at this game.
Hang on; I'll see what I can do... :-)
by ewhac
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play - Crash 'n Burn, Total Eclipse
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Let's Play - Crash 'n Burn, Total Eclipse

This time, we dip our toes into the first two games Crystal Dynamics ever published, 20 years ago:

Let's Play - Crash 'n Burn (3DO, 1993), Total Eclipse (3DO, 1994)

Annoyingly, we have audio sync drift again; the management extends its most abject apologies. Nevertheless, we hope you enjoy it.
by ewhac
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play - Monster Manor
Replies: 63
Views: 18596

Re: Let's Play - Monster Manor

Episode 8 is up!

Let's Play - Monster Manor (3DO, 1993) - Level 10

We also sneak in some time with Starfighter (because I suck), and we give a brief shout out to this place :-).

We hope you enjoy it.
by ewhac
Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Was does REAL mean?
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Was does REAL mean?

3DOKid wrote:As in Panasonic R.E.A.L 3DO Interactive multimedia player.
Realistic Entertainment Active Learning

(Yeah, total rubbish.)
by ewhac
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play: BattleSport, Return Fire, Killing Time
Replies: 3
Views: 1880

Let's Play: BattleSport, Return Fire, Killing Time

We may have over-extended ourselves by trying to cover three games at once (Management certainly took that view), but nevertheless we have a new two-part Let's Play up: Let's Play - BattleSport, Return Fire, Killing Time (3DO, 1995) - Part 1/2 Let's Play - BattleSport, Return Fire, Killing Time (3DO...
by ewhac
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Escape From Monster Manor
Replies: 6
Views: 3893

Re: Review - Escape From Monster Manor

Hope you don't mind if I crib notes from the comments here as a basis for commentary in future Let's Play installments...
by ewhac
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play - Monster Manor
Replies: 63
Views: 18596

Re: Let's Play - Monster Manor

BTW, in case anyone wondered, this is my setup for recording these things. The 3DO FZ10 (back-right) has audio splitters on it. One side goes into the big-screen TV with the composite signal; the other goes in to the Pinnacle Dazzle video capture device (the white thing on the floor) with the S-Vide...
by ewhac
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play - Monster Manor
Replies: 63
Views: 18596

Episode 7 is up!

Let's Play - Monster Manor (3DO, 1993) - Level 9

I manage to complete the level without incident (and then forgot to save it), all while discussing Jobs and Wozniak, and video codecs. We even take a brief visit to Killing Time to have a look at its codec.

Hope you like it.
by ewhac
Mon May 06, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play - Slayer / Soccer Kid
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Let's Play - Slayer / Soccer Kid

gammadev and I change things up a bit in a double-header, where we play the first couple levels or so of "Slayer," an AD&D dungeon crawler; and "Soccer Kid," a side-scrolling platform jumper.

Let's Play - Slayer (3DO, 1994) & Soccer Kid (3DO, 1994)

Hope you enjoy it.
by ewhac
Mon May 06, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play - Monster Manor
Replies: 63
Views: 18596

Great sound! I just noticed that when one of you guys the voice comes out of the right speaker and then when the other talks their voice comes out of the left speaker. Nice effect! Well, in fact, that's how it was always supposed to sound. Previously, I put one of these in between us, with me on th...
by ewhac
Thu May 02, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Night Trap
Replies: 7
Views: 4301

I'm hoping to Let's Play this one in the not-too-distant future. I have a fairly good idea of how I want it to turn out, but it will require a massive amount of perfect playthroughs and editing.
by ewhac
Thu May 02, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play - Monster Manor
Replies: 63
Views: 18596

Sorry to have kept y'all waiting...

Episode six is up!

Let's Play - Monster Manor (3DO, 1993) - Level 8

I did the sound differently this time, largely via the expedient of using a second microphone. Let us know what you think.
by ewhac
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: gimp-plugin-3docel
Replies: 7
Views: 3743

gimp-plugin-3docel

So if you've been watching my Let's Plays for Monster Manor (yes, I need to make a new one), you may have seen an episode where I talked about a plugin I wrote for The GIMP that loads old 3DO cel files, and made some of the artwork float across the screen. I just pushed the code to GitHub: https://g...