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#1 Bob The Bug OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:56 AM

...and the PDF is also available for download...

 

Enjoy!

 

www.excel-retro-mag.co.uk

 

 

 

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#2 Kyle22 ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:42 PM

Where is the sign-up link?

 

Do I use Contact us, and do you take PayPal?

 

Thanks.



#3 docertabum01 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:13 AM

Also where is a pdf? This is my order: 1192. Thanks.


Edited by docertabum01, Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:13 AM.


#4 Bob The Bug OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:51 AM

All UK orders have been despatched.

All European and US orders will be shipped by Friday.

 

PDFs are in the webshop - under PDF Downloads -  :)



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Posted Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:56 AM

Another brilliant issue Bob, just plopped on my mat, love the Avery Lee interview, he opens up about his work on Altirra, nice one FJC. Loads of very detailed game maps....I won't spoil the contents more than that...

 

But I do agree with The Monk score :)

 

Paul..


Edited by Mclaneinc, Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:57 AM.


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Posted Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:14 AM

Mine arrived this morning: thanks so much Robert! Nice seeing the Phaeron interview in print and I especially enjoyed Robin's excellent articles.
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#7 darwinmac ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:17 AM

I just bought all four issues yesterday in PDF format. I look forward to reading them.

Bob C

Edited by darwinmac, Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:17 AM.


#8 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:34 AM

Bob C, you WILL enjoy...



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Posted Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:54 PM


Gunfright work in 256x192 not in 320x192.
Dimo work in 128x192(maybe low) not in 160x192.

Info about Cybernoid,storm lord,impossible mission I think isn't true.

#10 Bob The Bug OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:18 AM

Gunfright and Dimo - errors have been fixed..! Thank you!  :)

 

Don't know about the other games - I was just reporting on the YouTube videos...!   :)



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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:32 AM

Gunfright work in 256x192 not in 320x192.
Dimo work in 128x192(maybe low) not in 160x192.

Info about Cybernoid,storm lord,impossible mission I think isn't true.

 

Shanti, how dare you take time off from programming Bosconian!!!

 

Just joking, any news?


Edited by Mclaneinc, Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:33 AM.


#12 Bob The Bug OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:36 AM

I would love to review the complete Bosconian in the next issue...  :) it's looking fabulous!



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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:32 AM

Work in progress 😀. Formation works good. Now I try speed up game engine. On NTSC game sometimes slow down, I try some method like eor and blinking sprites.
In game I must add score screens, and modify print screen procedure to fast write big levels (max 256 bomb/meteor on level) and make more rounds. It take's some time...

#14 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:11 AM

Sounds great, grant Excel an exclusive review when its done :)

 

As we say, its done when its done and not a day before...Take all the time you need..



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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:56 PM

Excel #4 in Switzerland!



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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:36 PM

Work in progress . Formation works good. Now I try speed up game engine. On NTSC game sometimes slow down, I try some method like eor and blinking sprites.
In game I must add score screens, and modify print screen procedure to fast write big levels (max 256 bomb/meteor on level) and make more rounds. It take's some time...

 

The extra work for NTSC machines is greatly appreciated.



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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:09 PM

All UK orders have been despatched.

All European and US orders will be shipped by Friday.

 

PDFs are in the webshop - under PDF Downloads -  :)

At least on my browser, FireFox, I had a very hard time finding the link text at the top of the banner. It was not very visible and I really had to hunt, red text on a red background. It looks like it is something to do with my zoom setting, as when I zoom out the links are under the banner instead of on the top of it.

Yogi



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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:04 PM

Van, that's your Firefox telling you to buy the print version ;)

Edited by orpheuswaking, Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:04 PM.


#19 Kyle22 ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:55 PM

I also had a hard time finding the link. I agree about the zoom, or it may be because I used a different computer with a different monitor.

Not sure, but it seems screen / resolution related.

Will investigate.

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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:07 PM

Van, that's your Firefox telling you to buy the print version ;)

:) That Could be, the last couple security updates have hosed it's performance and made using it a royal pain. At one point after an update, it was taking almost a minute to refresh a screen with long periods of 100% CPU load. I was having flashbacks to dial-up days.

Yogi



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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:08 AM

The one thing I detest about Firefox are the plugins, the number of times they stall and freeze leaving Firefox unresponsive, nothing you can do but shut the task down and reboot firefox, happens a lot with scripts and video...


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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:47 AM

I switched from Firefox to Opera a couple of years ago, I highly recommend it. 



#23 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:02 AM

Order placed!



#24 Van OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:33 PM

I switched from Firefox to Opera a couple of years ago, I highly recommend it. 

Will look into it, everyone is dropping support for XP. Chrome was a total mess trying to play videos and there hasn't been a update in over a year. At least FF wouldn't hose the audio but it took them a month to push out a patch for their broken patch and they are dropping XP support later this year.

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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:04 PM

Will look into it, everyone is dropping support for XP. Chrome was a total mess trying to play videos and there hasn't been a update in over a year. At least FF wouldn't hose the audio but it took them a month to push out a patch for their broken patch and they are dropping XP support later this year.

Yogi

I have no idea if Opera still supports XP. I'm using 7. But it's possible.






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