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Just FYI, the patch won’t work with “NoCD” executables (so they say)
And I don’t think Pirate’s Moon is patchable either, but I have yet to try manually patching the pm exe (or playing Pirate’s Moon AT ALL for that matter)
But 1080p runs flawlessly… unless you want to update your controller profile in game… I get a crash then. Don’t think it’s the modded hd patch, though, I think it’s just a wine issue (linuxAddict)January 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm in reply to: Descent 8 player split-screen co-op with dxx-rebirth #112457
Dxx-rebirth is *basically* the original. Seems every effort has been made to keep the original “feel” while still taking (some) advantage of newer hardware.
If you REALLY want the old 640×480 or even 320×240 without the colored lighting effects, multisampling, anti-aliasing and transparency, you won’t be able to tell the difference between dxx and original descent.
dxx-XL is the project that is HEAVILY modified to the point of being nearly a new game.
GOG is selling the Descent series again
d1,d2,d3+mercenary bundled at $20.99
Redistribution *shouldn’t* be a problem, since it appears CHIP is re-re-redistributing them.
the “megapack” is “mirrored” on archive.org and the article links to this abandonware site on the right side of the page.
FYI: MANY German releases of games have undergone censorship in one way or another.
current list of dt. version censored gamesJanuary 21, 2019 at 11:45 am in reply to: Alliance Space Guard (a 3D spacesim with orbits and ship avionics!) #112442
Wow, looks awesome…
The interface style is superb, very shuttle like.
I messed with orbiter back around 2002-2004? but abandoned windows all together right around that same time frame, but I have spent some hours in the shuttle cockpit with flightgear since giving up on getting orbiter to run through wine.
Needing any testers?
it appears this game is generally considered public domain
you can try it in an embedded amiga emulator on archive.org or download it
The videos of the progress you’ve made on this is amazing… the gas giants are insanely impressive.
Incredibly inspiring, I love it!January 11, 2019 at 1:22 pm in reply to: Don't you have to stop playing at some point for a game to become retro? #112393
Lost in migration, awakening from hibernation… it’s…
I’m back and as retro as ever!
a bit more “on the grid” these days, I’m still “off the charts” when it comes to retroSciFi
Mostly teaching my cadets to fly 6doF in dxx-rebirth but I’ve made it through hyperspace and have all of my data at my disposal.
Thank you for your patience
download test succeeded
holy crap that was a pain! wordpress just shaking it’s ugly head back and forth, forcing me to do arithmatic… and questioning my spelling of arithmatic…
i did eventually get to a point where it would just shake it’s head at me and NOT give me an error message…
hope that’s all over nowAugust 20, 2016 at 5:14 am in reply to: Don't you have to stop playing at some point for a game to become retro? #108557
Unfortunately I have been out of comms range for quite a while, literally off the grid building semi-remote here in Alaska. Enough excuses.
It may take an hour to read through and adjust dosbox-XX.conf , but aside from too much upscaling eyecandy (probably not a problem for most computer owners at this point) the only real changes that need to be made after the initial setup is enabling or disabling EMS/XMS for games that need/hate it.
The autoexec section at the end of the conf file can contain a mount command to automount a directory of dos games, or you can launch dosbox pointed toward a configuration custom tailored to a specific game. Also anything you want to @echo to yourself, just like an old AUTOEXEC.BAT
The best resource for specific games would be http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/GAMES
sorry for the delay, there’s only so much summer here. have to put the blinders on (and i don’t mean what everyone is hyping up to be called “VR” nowadays) just to get this message out without being distracted by all the new and awesome news on the site.
I’ll be back for a comprehensive edit ASAP, but consider me stranded in deep space for the moment. Good thing I have a functional
“LifeSupportModule” as I call it… [attachment=3486:IMG_0469.JPG]
crazy! i was up all night typing up thoughts about an idea i suddenly had for a game with a similar basic concept (so it seems from the vid)
I actually stopped waiting in anxious anticipation for this movie to FINALLY be released back in 2008 or so after closely following progress since the early 2000s.
This is an EXCELLENT novel expanded from a short story. The “Shadow” series is also VERY good, though while attempting to replace my copies of the series (which were destroyed in a flooding incident) I discovered there are several newer books in the series that I still haven’t read. You can easily skip the other 3 “Ender” books (Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide and Children of the Mind) as they are somewhat unrelated and (in my opinion) not particularly good. Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow are MUST READS.
Ender’s Game single handedly ruined all other novels for me back around 1990 or so… and i’m 33. I’ve probably only made it through about 6-7 novels since then without punching out 3/4 of the way through. It is also directly responsible for sparking my interest in multiplayer gaming, which has grown into a raging inferno rivaling the intensity of a type O blue giant. Thank you, battleroom!
I actually thought the movie was pretty decent. (shhhh…. don’t tell anybody)
Orson Scott Card did epic amounts of historical research on warfare while writing the first few “Shadow” books, inspiring me to read “Makers of Modern Strategy: From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age”
The interesting thing about this book (Ender’s Game) is that it is not really a typical SciFi novel, but is actually a story about relationships, alliances and societal self-identification. A master of dialogue, he is. Also, if you read between the lines, you’ll see anything YOU want.
OSC fans MUST play Lucas Arts/Film Games’ title “The DIG”
Written by Spielberg, produced by Lucas, dialogue by Orson Scott Card. Need I say more?
I was somewhat underwhelmed by this movie, although it was amusing. So many “King of Kong” references, but not nearly as good as early happy-madison pictures. The Cobbler is the movie to watch if you are looking for a more Sandleresque movie. Grandma’s Boy remains their ultimate gamer film. Also, if you haven’t seen it, watch the short film ÐŸÐ¸ÐºÑÐµÐ»Ð¸ (Pixels) from 2010. Hard to find, but worth the watch.
I give this movie 3 out of 5 “Courics” (south park’s king of kong homage)
I wanna bump this! I would call this the dawn of “new” Gilliam. On par with his earlier works but reflecting the fact that his personality/style/dreams? have grown and changed over the years.
I am a huge fan of his work and must admit I thought he was going downhill when I watched Tideland and his other post-Fear&Loathing works which are somewhat unlike his earlier films.
I definately recommend this movie, especially to fans of his earlier works!
This has been driving me CRAZY (it’s a short trip… like the ansible.net) is this a sequel to mission to mars?
whoa… ansible.net isn’t what it used to be… just trying to reference faster-than-light comms