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Offline Robert17

Syndicate
« on: May 13, 2004, 07:15:12 PM »
Hi everyone, just got myself a copy of Syndicate by EA Games from Ebay, great game but anyway does anybody play it on an expanded amiga? The Scrolling is kinda slow on my stock A1200 and I was wondering how much of a difference an upgrade would make!

Cheers

Robert
Member of the Lincs Amiga Group, UK :-)
 

Offline NightShade737

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2004, 07:20:27 PM »
The game tends to go a little too fast if you upgrade it and don't use WHDLoad with the NOCACHES option, but I don't remember having a problem with the scrolling...
 

Offline Robert17

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2004, 07:43:19 PM »
It's not so much a problem I just thought it'd be nice if it could be a bit more smooth, it's still perfectly playable though.
Member of the Lincs Amiga Group, UK :-)
 

Offline sir_inferno

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2004, 08:26:27 PM »
hmmm, on my version it simply pauses while it scrolls, and scrolls smoothly

(stock 1200)
 

Offline Karlos

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2004, 08:33:52 PM »
Depends on how busy it gets.

I don't think it was designed properly scalable - a lot of animations seem to just run as fast as they can. You *have* to see it on an 060 for full comedy effect ;-)
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Offline itix

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2004, 09:54:03 PM »
Nice thing in Bullfrog games are that they seem to multitask... If I'm not mistaken I recall I could speed up Theme Park AGA with ChangeTaskpri 1 command in the shell before starting...
My Amigas: A500, Mac Mini and PowerBook
 

Offline Abou27

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2004, 10:38:49 PM »
@Karlos

You mention animations.  I have the 2 disk AGA version and have always been frustrated by the 'Sorry, animations unavailable' message.  I always wondered if there was a full version but you seemed to have answered this question.  Are they any good/worth it?
 

Offline that_punk_guy

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2004, 10:41:39 PM »
Quote
itix wrote:
Nice thing in Bullfrog games are that they seem to multitask...


Shame they invalidated my HD whenever I saved the game, though... That happened with Syndicate and Theme Park every time.
 

Offline Abou27

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2004, 10:49:05 PM »
@tpg

Ouch!

How many times this happen before you stop saving/playing?!
 

Offline Karlos

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2004, 02:01:12 AM »
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Abou27 wrote:
@Karlos

You mention animations.  I have the 2 disk AGA version and have always been frustrated by the 'Sorry, animations unavailable' message.  I always wondered if there was a full version but you seemed to have answered this question.  Are they any good/worth it?


I meant the in-game animation frames. People walking, billboards etc., not the actual cut scenes.
int p; // A
 

Offline StevenJGore

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2004, 08:22:25 AM »
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I have the 2 disk AGA version


There isn't an AGA version of Syndicate.

There is only the OCS/ECS A500 version which is four disks, and the CD32 version which is just the A500 version on a CD (no extras!)

Or where you referring to Theme Park?

Steve.
 

Offline Methuselas

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2004, 08:39:45 AM »
I LOVED Syndicate. The PC intro was better, IMO, 'cos it had sound. (Unless, I just never got the sound working on my 500, 2000's or 3000.)


I'd be happy if EA would ressurrect this game. The multiplayer aspects of the internet could make a 3d incarnation quite amazing. Imagine hooking up with your mates on line, using a single agent that YOU play exclusively. Just don't make it a shooter or it would be just another shooter. I'm so sick and tired of 3D shooters. :-?


Well, I'm off for some UT2k3 :roll:
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Offline NightShade737

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2004, 10:12:14 AM »
Er, the Amiga intro had music and sound effects...
 

Offline Brian Hoskins

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2004, 10:14:23 AM »
The Syndicate introduction DID have sound on my Amiga and I always thought it was very cool ;-)

With regards to speed, yes an expanded Amiga DOES make a difference.  I don't know if anyone ever tried playing the final level which was that oil rig thing in the Atlantic? Enemy Agents come from absolutely EVERYWHERE, there are simply hundreds of them ALL shooting at you.  And it's not like the films where the enemy all attempt to mow you down with machine guns but the bullets bounce around near your feet and you're able to turn around with a pistol and shoot them all in the head - oh no.  The enemy agents here are very good aims.

It's a very thrilling and frustrating level to complete, but unless you've got an expanded Amiga it's also impossible to complete in my opinion.  There's so much going on that you can press fire, but by the time your agent reacts to your request, 50 million bullets from enemy agents have pounded your armory and you're nothing but a dead rag on the floor.
After I got my 68060 I tried again and it was completely wicked - hardly any slow down at all.  But still an intensely difficult level to complete!

Brian
 

Offline MAD

Re: Syndicate
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2004, 10:39:46 AM »
Hoya!

Boy, you are NOT lying for sure!!!

I ALMOST completed the damn level once!
Actually, if I am not wrong, I still had ONE foe to shoot down!
the problem was I ran out of ammo and just had the BASIC pistol to kill the guy... Who wore a full body armour and had a machine gun, of course...

So, I was a bit frustrated I must admit.

I admit it is quite fun to see the characters walking under 060! ;-)
I have just one small complain. The colours were not that pretty, I do not really like those brownish hues... Too bad there was no AGA version of this killer game for it would have been a MASSIVE hit!

And yes, the intro features sound. ;-)

Be funky

M A D

PS: if you like Bullfrog, try Flood! :-D
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