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by Jones
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: First Impressions
Replies: 23
Views: 4890

The 3DO Goldstar controller is truely great - for me, it's definitely the
way to go and absolutely the best 3DO thing produced by Goldstar.
by Jones
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Avoid a Retro Game
Replies: 5
Views: 3936

Frost Byte for Amiga. You control a -IDontEvenKnowWhatIt'sSupposedToBe- in a... ehm... "confusing" but definitely cold world. You're objective is to... I never really got it. The best thing about this game is: a) the sound effect when you jump. b) the 880kb of storage space you get after erasing th...
by Jones
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A question. (theoretical science/social one)
Replies: 26
Views: 5889

Messerschmitt! Yes, nice! :) But, though Messerschmitt is a combination of 2 German words (Messer = knife, Schmitt = Smith), it's basically more a name than a regularly used word in German language. Probably comparable to an English surname like "Cunningham" or something like this. (Which also has a...
by Jones
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PS1 games on 3DO?
Replies: 14
Views: 2846

PS1 games on 3DO?

Alright, another one of those "theoretical questions":

Which (early) PS1 games could also have been realized on the 3DO?

I vote for "GTA".

And I also would love to see "Wipeout" on the 3DO. Even if it runs
only at 3.5fps, just to see, how the 3DO would do it in direct comparison.
by Jones
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A question. (theoretical science/social one)
Replies: 26
Views: 5889

Hey, how did you make the "a" with those funny little dots on your keyboard? ;) Yeah, let me think... -kindergarten -schnaps -kaput -zeitgeist -angst -dreck -ersatz -gemeinschaft -gemuetlich -gestalt -heiligenschein -schadenfreude -sauerkraut -weltanschauung -wunderkind Hm... all very interesting wo...
by Jones
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A question. (theoretical science/social one)
Replies: 26
Views: 5889

3DOKid wrote: A poltergeist. :)
Hey, nice German word! :)

Recently I've read in a British magazine a poll called "How German
are you?".
One of the questions was:
What's your favourite number?
a) seven
b) two
c) nein!
by Jones
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A question. (theoretical science/social one)
Replies: 26
Views: 5889

Recently I've read an article saying that we already reached the maximum brain-power possible. The thing is: the brain itself would be able to run at a higher "processing speed", but it would need more energy for that. And our bodies can't provide more energy for the brain. So we are finally all lik...
by Jones
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A question. (theoretical science/social one)
Replies: 26
Views: 5889

There have been tests many years ago. They've checked the weight of
people shortly before their (anticipated) death and shortly afterwards.
Goal was to measure, if their was a change in weight when the soul
left the body. No weight changes occured. Ergo: The soul has no mass.
by Jones
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The "Intro-Phenomenon"
Replies: 6
Views: 2541

The "Intro-Phenomenon"

Back in the middle 90s, a game intro seemed to be somehow an indicator for the overall quality of the game. The longer the better! I remember magazines advertising for games with the length of their intros. I was *amazed* by the cinematic intro of "It came from the desert", delighted by the whole li...
by Jones
Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pimp my laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 2726

Yes, that's true. But modern flash drives are "smart" and try to use all
areas of the memory equally when writing. This increases the live span
a lot. Strictly spoken, conventional hdds have a limited amount of writes, too.
by Jones
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pimp my laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 2726

Thanks for the info! I guess I'll wait a bit before I get a flash hdd - letting
the technology improve a bit more.
*EDIT*: And let the prices drop a bit. :)
by Jones
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pimp my laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 2726

Pimp my laptop

Hi guys, I am planning to make my laptop a bit faster and decided to buy a new HDD. Has anyone any experiences with those flash memory hard discs? How fast do they really are in comparison with a normal SATA hdd (boot-up speed, data transfer rate,...)? Also I've noticed now, that there are hdds with...
by Jones
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Recommend a Sega game
Replies: 38
Views: 24498

General Chaos Mega Drive / Genesis Wikipedia called it a "real time tactics" game, but it's more of a military amok battle. You gain control of a 4-soldiers-group, each one equipped with a different weapon, controlling one at time, and you can hide behind buildings or simple sand-bags avoiding enem...
by Jones
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Recommend a Nintendo game
Replies: 32
Views: 20905

Blackthorne - SNES In all other countries but the USA known as "Blackhawk", this platform shooter could be considered as a sort of Flashback light. It takes place in an "ancient future" and combines platforming and shooting with basic adventure elements. It also adds some sort of 3D dimension since...
by Jones
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I hate cats.
Replies: 17
Views: 4530

by Jones
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Viewpoint Neogeo / PS1
Replies: 21
Views: 5945

WOW! That's a very professional video production!

And very interesting, too! :D
by Jones
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Emulation
Topic: FourDO's debut!
Replies: 53
Views: 28246

Thumbs up, great work! :)

Unfortunately I don't have any Windows, so I can't check it out.
by Jones
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Emoticons
Replies: 4
Views: 1741

Emoticons

I am experiencing more and more serious problems with visualizing my personal emotions properly on this forum. The normal smiling smiley actually looks a bit evil. I wouldn't trust him. The tongue-out smiley looks rather more like someone who suffers from seriously inflamed lips, possibly an allergi...
by Jones
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Best CD32 games?
Replies: 9
Views: 3593

Shouldn't be a problem on all AGA chipset Amigas (A1200 & A4000). Except for the CD32 games utilizing the CD32's "Akiko" custom chip, but I only know of one: Microcosm. Some other CD32 games are basically designed for the old ECS chipset (Superfrog, Defender of the Crown, ...etc.), so those games sh...
by Jones
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Emulation
Topic: FourFreeO underway!
Replies: 16
Views: 8251

MacOS port, please...! :D
by Jones
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Syndicate on the 3DO-is it a good port?...
Replies: 12
Views: 3395

I never managed to get into either Cannon Fodder or Syndicate on the 3DO. I played them both to death on the Amiga but the Dpad implementation never worked for me on the 3DO. The dpad is indeed a bit clumsy for those games. Wasn't there also support for the 3DO mouse? And... if I used a SNES pad ad...
by Jones
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Best CD32 games?
Replies: 9
Views: 3593

I always liked "Seek & Destroy" - does someone know that game? Beneath a Steel Sky was declared freeware by the developers in 2003 and can be downloaded with the speech pack at the "ScummVM" homepage. Runs fine via Scumm on Windows, MacOS, Linux and Amiga! I remember an official "Gremlin" compilatio...
by Jones
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO chip sound?
Replies: 7
Views: 2902

This is fantastic! :) So the 3DO has actually 3 processors to possibly do 3D calculations: - 12,5MHz ARM60 (32bit) - 12,5MHz NTG maths-copro (32bit) - 25MHz DSP (16bit). (plus, finally, the 2 CEL engines for the end-rendering and effects) The Arm CPU outputs (as far as I know) 10 MIPS of power. Do y...
by Jones
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Noisy cooling fan
Replies: 4
Views: 3106

It is fairly loud, but more because of the architecture of the shell (*EDIT*: "case", sorry!), causing noisy air-flows. I once replaced the fan - but didn't find one which uses the exact voltage of the original fan (9V, if I recall correctly). I took a standard PC fan which is supposed to work with ...
by Jones
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO chip sound?
Replies: 7
Views: 2902

Nikk3do wrote:And even more, DSP can be used for fastest user data processing. This is a very flexible device.
Wait a minute...
That means, as long as a program doesn't use any sound, this chip
could also be used for polygon processing, increasing the graphic
frame rate?
by Jones
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Best CD32 games?
Replies: 9
Views: 3593

Liberation? Interesting! I never played it, but it got only average critics in German magazines. Despite that I hear quite often that Liberation was actually a very good game and it is frequently quoted as "the CD32 exclusive title by Tony Crowther". Maybe I should have given it a try! :) Simon the ...
by Jones
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Best CD32 games?
Replies: 9
Views: 3593

Best CD32 games?

What would you guys say are the must-haves for the CD32 console? I would say... 1. Superfrog (best Jump'n Run ever!) 2. Alien Breed II (great atmosphere, better than the 3rd part) 3. Lotus Trilogy (Lotus 2 was the best racing game of the early 90s) 4. Worms (very funny multiplayer party game) 5. Ben...
by Jones
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Syndicate on the 3DO-is it a good port?...
Replies: 12
Views: 3395

Does anyone share the opinion that "Cannon Fodder" is just
a parody of "Syndicate"?

The perspective, the sprites, the cross-hair mousepointer, ...etc?

Actually I always liked Cannon Fodder better - even the 3DO
version, though it's just a simple port of the PC game.
by Jones
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO chip sound?
Replies: 7
Views: 2902

This is very interesting, thanks for the info! :) This makes me remember a discussion long time ago on the FreeDO forum. It was about MP3 decoding on the 3DO - someone said that with the use of that DSP, the 3DO could theoretically be able to decode MP3s in realtime. (Though it would require "the he...
by Jones
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Emulation
Topic: FourFreeO underway!
Replies: 16
Views: 8251

Very cool! :-)