Thursday, April 14

Geek

Well, That's Not Very Good

During an idle moment last week just before things blew up at work and I ceased to have any idle moments for a while I bought a copy of Amiga Forever 2011 Plus.  I have the 2006 edition somewhere...  Probably.  But while I can find the activation key I have no idea where the software has got to, and repurchasing it was only $10 more than the upgrade and would save me all the usual upgrade hassles, so I did.

First impression: It comes with Mind Walker!  Awesome!

Second impression: In the previous version there was a little control panel where you could custom-build your Amiga configuration.  Where's that got to?

Third impression: Oh, how cute, it plays Amiga floppy-seeking sounds on the speakers when it boots.

Fourth impression: I'm not sure that resolution is right.  That looks like I've somehow booted into a 320x200 Workbench.  I wonder what happens if I go into full screen moooooooooooooooooooooooooo - Crap.  I think that's actually the first time this PC has ever blue-screened.  And yeah, I mean the realio trulio blue screen.   I saw plenty of them on its predecessor when one of the memory modules went bad, but my past two years have been pleasantly BSOD-free.

What prompted this is that there was an amazing but little known Cinemaware game called Lords of the Rising Sun, set in feudal Japan, with an actual genuine tactical combat system where you could array your tiny troops into formations and carve your way through the enemy's ranks that I had and loved on the Amiga until one day the disk went bad and I never thought I'd see again but is now downloadable free of charge and fully legit from their website (how they are even still in business after all these years is a question I won't ask).  I bought Amiga Forever because it's a nice conveniently bundled and supported edition of UAE that really isn't supposed to blow your entire machine into tiny pieces of flaming crap, but that is apparently what it does, at least in my case if I go into full screen mode which is thus something I will endeavour to avoid in the future.

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