Listening to the podcast as i type
Streaming it and probably rubbish Internet in the house,but it cut out 3 times around the 28:28 mark?.
Running fine now.
Loved hearing you guys talk about buying hardware as it took you back to a time you had no commitments..
Tell me about it :-))
My Mega CD was only a Day 1 purchase as i was doing a lot of overtime in my full time job, which i had only recently started, was learning to drive,but didn't own a car, was lodging with folks..so minimal rent.
Very different to the middle aged me here today
1 thing i would add, the Jaguar CD VLM ,which is indeed often credited as Jeff Minters creation, was a 2 man effort, this from Jeff's website :
Atari were in the process of developing a CD-ROM add-on for the Jaguar, and me and Ian Bennett, one of the Inmos guys, flew out to Sunnyvale to pitch them the idea of building a VLM implementation into the CD-ROM's firmware, to be invoked whenever the user played an audio CD. I was in particularly good favour at Atari, since "Tempest 2000" had been released to a degree of critical approval, and we got the green light to develop VLM for the add-on. It took about six months to make, with me doing all the graphical stuff and Ian writing the code to sample the audio stream and generate a frequency spectrum analysis which I then used to drive the visuals. The results were very pleasing - I have vivid memories of going into the office in Sunnyvale when we were out there finishing off the code, and finding Leonard Tramiel playing classical music through it and dancing ecstatically around my cube }:-).
Loved the comments about Sonic CD...:-))
Never been a fan of it.
The mode 7 special stage used the Mega CD hardware, so it wasn't just FMV and CD music,but the special stage was poorly done.
Looking forward to the BJ West podcast interview..he's a great guy.
Fantastic work and thanks to all you guys who made the podcast happen.
Edited by Lost Dragon, Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:28 AM.