April 22, 2012
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Today I’d like to ask you all a few questions.
What retro games are you currently playing and on what platforms are you playing them on?
Do you play them on a real computer/console or via emulation?
I’m looking forward to hearing from you, so please leave a comment below for everyone to see. Maybe someone will get inspiration to try a new game or return to an old favourite? Thanks in advance guys.
As for myself, I’m currently hooked on old-school RPG’s after the release of the awesome Legend of Grimrock. Due to this game, I’ve installed several classics on my Amiga and I’ve just started playing Eye of the Beholder again. It’s a nice looking game and very atmospheric.
Flight of the Amazon Queen for the Amiga (screenshot taken from Lemon Amiga)
I’m also getting into the Flight of the Amazon Queen and my mission is to complete this game whatever the costs. If you like point and click adventure games, there’s a big chance that you’ll enjoy this one. It’s very good, at least in my opinion.
August 16, 2011
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My Amiga 500 project is coming along nicely. A few days ago I received the KCS Power PC Board 500. A big thank you must fly out to Flip at AmiBay for a fair deal. It looks great and I can’t wait to install it in my Amiga 500. Here’s a couple of pictures of the beauty:
KCS Power PC Board 500 with manual and floppy (photo by Old-school Game Blog)
A close-up of the board! (photo by Old-school Game Blog)
This is certainly an interesting piece of hardware. It will be exciting to see it in action!
You might also remember that I’ve had some problems with the internal floppy disk drive in my Amiga 500. Not anymore! Thanks to Vesalia (great Online shop that sells all kinds of Amiga and C64 stuff), I’ve got a brand new drive waiting to replace the old one. I’ve included a picture of it below:
Here's the floppy disk drive in all its glory (photo by Old-school Game Blog)
Sadly I haven’t had any luck obtaining a decent monitor for my setup, but I’m still looking. If it takes too long to find, I’m considering getting an old-school TV as a temporary solution. When I got my first Amiga I didn’t have a monitor anyway, so it will be just like old times.
Before I stop writing, I just have to mention that I’ve installed a classic adventure game called The Flight of the Amazon Queen through ScummVM. Used to play this game on my Amiga 1200, but now I’m running it on the PC with speech. The humour in this game is simply awesome.