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Offline Hyperspeed

"A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« on: June 25, 2004, 11:44:04 PM »
Okay RTS fans, what do us Amiga owners have?

So we don't have Command & Conquer:Red Alert 2 but we got things like
Napalm, Dune 2, Exodus Sim City etc.

Also the PD game Breed '96 is excellent.

Did ClickBOOM ever release the Napalm sequel `Euroburn'?

What other games of this nature do we have, and which ones support GFX
cards?
 

Offline KennyR

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2004, 12:07:18 AM »
Earth2140. Which is probably the best of this genre ported to Amiga.

Euroburn was never released, or was Z.
 

Offline Hyperspeed

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2004, 05:08:43 PM »
I don't think I saw the release of Earth 2140, I thought it was more
along the lines of Elite than Command & Conquer.

How many Sim City games were there on Amiga (including Sim Ant etc.)

Also, did anyone try the PD game Breed '96? That was one of the most
addictive PD games I've ever played - kept me on it for days! No sleep
etc.

I wish I knew how to get the full version!

The pity about Napalm for me and the same with Exodus was that it
would only allow AGA users to use Low-Res at a playable speed.
High-Res Laced was really slow. This is annoying because the
Playstation version of C&C used low-res and was extremely fun and
fast.

It's amazing how good C&C is with a joypad - just try the
Saturn/Playstation versions!

We should make more use of our very own Amiga pad, the CD32 boomerang.

;-)
 

Offline AmiBoy

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2004, 05:52:43 PM »
@Hyperspeed

I have the full version of Breed96. It is really addictive for a PD game. But I cant remember where or when I got hold of it. I think the Author released the full game at some point onto an Aminet CD but im not Quite sure have you tried contacting him?
 
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Offline KennyR

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2004, 06:24:11 PM »
Quote
Hyperspeed wrote:
I don't think I saw the release of Earth 2140, I thought it was more
along the lines of Elite than Command & Conquer.


Nah, you're confusing it with a different game of a similar name, which never came out. Earth 2140 is pure command and conquer style.
 

Offline Hyperspeed

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2004, 07:19:03 PM »
Wow, that must be cool!

I thought initially that Breed '96 was some sort of Alien Breed update
until I played it. I think I played it before Dune 2 and was addicted
to the way you could trade in interplanetary resources.

Can't remember how it worked but I know I played it for 6hrs once
without getting off the chair!

If ever there was a way to give you deep vein thrombosis - Breed '96
is it!

I'll unpack the demo and see if I can contact the author - he deserves
a shareware fee!

:-D
 

Offline sir_inferno

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2004, 09:07:42 PM »
"A-Bomb Launch Detected!"


*ahem*

that was from red alert 1, after that they tried to be american those dodgy {bleep}s, and it became Nuke, tiberian sun was a mid point and it was Nuclear missle [not missile] launch detectet [detected]


 :lol:
 

Offline Hyperspeed

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2004, 09:18:31 PM »
Sir-Inferno, you look awefully like Greg Proops, it's spooky!

I thought it was always a dead giveaway for the computer to notify
your opponent that an atom bomb was heading his way.

I'd never waste a good A-Bomb on military targets, I much preffered to
set one off where there was a group of unsuspecting alsatians.

But the mushroom cloud was always dissapointing compared to the TNT
Truck in Napalm. Did you see that thing go off? And then there's the
Independance Day style air-raid siren followed by UFO attack in Napalm
that wiped out your entire base!

But on a different genre, who could forget the Giga Nukes in Aminet PD
multiplayer game Brutal Homicide? You drop one, then run a few miles
across the level then the screen brightness goes up and the entire map
has an apocalypse in the middle. The attention to detail was amazing
with the radiation glowing and sapping your health, not to mention the
mad dash to escape the blast before you friend saw your location on
radar and fried you.

:-D
 

Offline HopperJF

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2004, 09:27:39 PM »
I remember playing both Z and Command And Conquer: Red Alert on the PlayStation I had in the late 90s.
They were indeed surprrisingly fun and enjjoyable wit hthe standard PSX controllers!

 :-)
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Offline MAD

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2004, 09:30:28 PM »
Hoya!

I like Dune 2 very much.
Alas, it is way too fast on 060@50 and THOSE ORNITHOPTERS!!!

Be funky

M A D
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Offline Hyperspeed

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2004, 09:56:10 PM »
I think there was a stage in Dune 2 where just after entering a code
from the manual the difficulty level would jump to crazy. I think the
flying things were involved too...

Didn't get many men eaten by worms though, it's best to keep them off
the sand right?

I once tried Elite on '030 50Mhz and it ran at Warp 9, trouble is
disabling the accelerator takes away memory, CPU and the SCSI-IV kit
which has your hard disk on it!

:-D
 

Offline Holley

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2004, 10:53:34 PM »
I spent half today playing against my sprog at the original RTS - Rampart!

It's about as advanced as I can handle, any more and I crumble and go back to Worms ... :-D
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Offline Hyperspeed

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2004, 11:11:42 PM »
Was Earth 2140 the one with the `Bastard' Tank, or am I thinking
Euroburn...

I seem to remember something in Amiga Format along the space theme but
it might have been more like Lambda than C&C.

If there's one thing we should get for AmigaOne and that's Command &
Conquer. A big name license like that could sell the machine. Westwood
aren't going to even license the sourcecode let alone do a port
themselves unless someone with a big wad of cash convinces them that
the AmigaOne platform has some sort of inertia behind it.

The best game I've heard that's coming to AmigaOne is Quake 2, which
is a 1997(?) game that was even on Playstation before becoming public
domain a year or two back.

:-o
 

Offline GadgetMaster

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2004, 11:34:18 PM »
@Hyperspeed

Ever heard of Free CnC

We just need someone to work on an OS4 port. Any volunteers?

BTW Westwood was swallowed up by EA.
 

Offline Hyperspeed

Re: "A-Bomb Launch Detected!"
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2004, 02:01:59 PM »
What a great idea, an open source Command & Conquer clone!

Someone oughta take up the challenge for AmigaOne but I still think we
should have our very own custom version that comes in a shrink-wrapped
package and gets sold...

We need to inject money into this AmigaOne not use it for a shareware
box.

But PD programmers have kept the classic Amiga line going for 10 years
so I don't see why the AmigaOne can't have it's very own life-support
machine until AmigaOS 4 goes public!

Until that time comes, I'm going to be playing C&C:Red Alert -
Retaliation on PSone, building walls around dogs and then Tesla
coiling them all.

:-D