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AuthorTopic: Is it me, or do you find booting a game from disk much more 'romantic' than WHDload  (Read 4325 times)

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Offline smerf

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Wow... where do you live in some parts of Glasgow the average age of death for men is 56, Pollockshaws I think the area was, confirmed by WHO (World Health Organisation) just a few years ago... :(

Hey Franko, they only gave that estimate of death in Glasgow because they knew you lived there.

Where I live if you make it to your 70's you are regarded as one of the ancient ones who must have been around since the dawn of time, the average age of death in my town Livingston is 66... :eek:

Time is just tickin away, hahaha

Gawd I'm 47 so I aint to much time left awaiting the NatAmi's arrival... :(

Think it's time to spend me life savings on something else while I've still got the chance... ;)


If you are awaiting on NatAmi, the person working on it knows you, he is bidding his time, takin it slow, just to make you suffer. The day he reads your obituary, he will bring it out in the honor of your death, hahaha, life is so cruel, the only crueler thing would be to set up a Natami on your grave and have all the Amiga.org people use it in honor of you.
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If you are awaiting on NatAmi, the person working on it knows you, he is bidding his time, takin it slow, just to make you suffer. The day he reads your obituary, he will bring it out in the honor of your death, hahaha, life is so cruel, the only crueler thing would be to set up a Natami on your grave and have all the Amiga.org people use it in honor of you.


Hi Smerf... :)

Now that wouldn't surprise me in the slightest, it all one big conspiracy you know, their all out to get me (especially the mods, nasty humourless gits)... :(

Anywhoo, if they really wanna use it on me grave they are more than welcome, cos I intend to be buried at sea and hopefully the buggers can't swim... :)

Cheers

Franko
 

Offline smerf

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Why floppy disks will still out-cool all that has come since:

[youtube]X4SCSGRVAQE[/youtube]

Beat that, SSD!


Wow Karlos,

That was really cool, how ya due tat

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Offline smerf

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Compared to waiting for cassette tape based games to load, floppy disk was awesome.


Wow Karlos don't you know anything, just put that cassette player in fast forward while loading a tape. Loads much faster than a floppy disk unless you have turbo boost on your floppy drive, with my turbo boost I could load a game in about 2 secs flat.

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Offline smerf

Quote from: Franko;656359
Hi Smerf... :)

Now that wouldn't surprise me in the slightest, it all one big conspiracy you know, their all out to get me (especially the mods, nasty humourless gits)... :(

Anywhoo, if they really wanna use it on me grave they are more than welcome, cos I intend to be buried at sea and hopefully the buggers can't swim... :)

Cheers

Franko


Darn that was what I was planning to do,

Oh well meet you at King Neptune's place, I hear he has a whole ship load of Amiga's that sank on its way to Norway.

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Offline Karlos

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Wow Karlos don't you know anything, just put that cassette player in fast forward while loading a tape.


Yeah, but some of us liked to load a bitstream of data in the same order it was recorded ;)

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Loads much faster than a floppy disk unless you have turbo boost on your floppy drive, with my turbo boost I could load a game in about 2 secs flat.


Well, even in the days before adf image mounting tools there was a dosdriver that allowed you to create virtual floppy disks on your hard drive or even in your RAM disk...
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You do that too?
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Quote from: Karlos;656345
Why floppy disks will still out-cool all that has come since:

Beat that, SSD!


Ah, finally, some real music. Where can I order the portable version?
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Quote from: Karlos;656345
Why floppy disks will still out-cool all that has come since:

[youtube]X4SCSGRVAQE[/youtube]

Beat that, SSD!




I remember using a program like that on my A1000 ...22 years ago.
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Offline motrucker

I could care less, as long as the program loads and runs!
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Offline minator

In answer to the OP, I think you're talking about the tactile sensation of putting discs in and out.

You get exactly the same thing with musicians, they prefer older synthesisers with lots of knobs because you can feel the changing of the sounds.  Modern synths have lots of knobs now but there's nothing quite the same as the instant feedback you get from playing with a genuine 70s synth.

Same reason I prefer to buy CDs instead of downloads.
 

Offline stefcep2

I think whdload and jst and the other hard drive installer are one of the best things about using an amiga today.  Checksum errors, swapping, loading times I do not miss at all.
 

Offline magnetic

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You get exactly the same thing with musicians, they prefer older synthesisers with lots of knobs because you can feel the changing of the sounds.  Modern synths have lots of knobs now but there's nothing quite the same as the instant feedback you get from playing with a genuine 70s synth.

Same reason I prefer to buy CDs instead of downloads.



You are right! Thats why I use analogue drum machines and synths if possible!

And thats why I prefer VINYL over CDs!  ;)
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Offline Franko

Ooops... I posted this in the wrong thread... :o
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Offline fishy_fiz

The only "romance" involved with Amiga floppy discs in my opinion is when theyre original copies of software and it has the manuals, box, etc. Apart from that I hate floppies. Always have, probably always will :)
Near as I can tell this is where I write something under the guise of being innocuous, but really its a pot shot at another persons/peoples choice of Amiga based systems. Unfortunately only I cant see how transparent and petty it makes me look.