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AuthorTopic: Is it me, or do you find booting a game from disk much more 'romantic' than WHDload  (Read 4055 times)

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Offline SkidMajor

Does anyone agree with my perverted 'booting' thoughts??:roflmao::griping:
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Offline Franko

Nah... methinks you must be a bamstick or sumthink... :D
 

Offline cap

You never get enough of fiddling to get that disk in.
Besides i really like the game over music on SOtB 2.
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Offline SkidMajor

1. bamstick. An unsavoury person. An *******. Shut it ya mad bamstick! ... 2. bamstick. Chiefly Scottish slang for a mad person, lunatic...

I agree! (:
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Offline Darrin

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I find WHDLoad a lot more romantic than a Checksum Error.  :D
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Offline SkidMajor

SOTB2, best in game platform music me thinks!
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Offline Delta

I totally agree with you, there was something in the sound of the floppy drive reading each tracks and the wait before the game was loaded :)

Aftr many loading of the same game you could count the "grinding" motor sounds and know exactly when the game would show the startup screen hehehe
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Offline SkidMajor

I think wonderboy in monsterland made over 400 noises before it loaded... it just seems that WHDLoad takes the romance out of it, the noise the Amiga makes is just so exciting.... and changing disks.
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Offline tone007

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Maybe if floppies never failed, but the uncertainty of it all makes me lean towards WHDload.
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Offline desiv

I always really liked floppies...  Still do..
Now, I have whdload on my 1200 and for most of the games, I use that..
But I still like playing some of the 1 or 2 disk games (sometimes 3, but much less as the number increases..) from floppies..
The exception to that is Dragon's Lair..  Well, at least for demo purposes..
I love to play that from floppies from time to time, because I am still impressed with the way it streams from floppy while playing...  ;-)

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Offline Franko

Listening to all them clicks and the heads grinding back and forward on some custom loader disks, disk swaps (bloody awful on games with 8 or 10 disks) then the old crash or lock up at the end as the disk failed to load (why did they never fail at the start of the load !!!) then nah... i aint used floppies for well over a decade now (other than converting them to WHDLoad or HD) and can honestly say it's one thing I DON'T miss on me Amigas... :)

It's the same with my C64s, tapes... nah... wait 15 minutes for a game to load only for the tape to continue going and a blank screen or a blinking curser with "LOAD ERROR: flashing away at you. For C64s everything is loaded in a few seconds from my MMC64 SD card adapter... :)

Yer awe nutcases if you still use floppies or masochists or you might be too miserable to buy an HD, me wonders... ;)
 

Offline Leffmann

Don't know about romantic... I wasn't THAT close to my Amiga. But it's definitely more nostalgic.
 

Offline desiv

Quote from: Franko;656217
Yer awe nutcases if you still use floppies...
Yes...
And your point is??  :roflmao:

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Offline ddniUK

whdload with a slow load and emulated disk sound option would be novel...
 

Offline Franko

Quote from: desiv;656224
Yes...
And your point is??  :roflmao:

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There is no point (as usual) I just like stating the bleedin obvious for no apparent reason (it's a bad habit of mine)... ;)

I like ddniUK's idea though... but could it also have random errors and crashes thrown in just to make it real authentic... :)