Sunday, 27 May 2018

CD32 Magazine Plans

Further to the survey i posted last week, i have opened a Facebook page to keep upto date with the latest updates and a link to the new web store, please go along and follow!

Also go to the web store and sign up for the monthly newsletter which has a F.A.Q on what the plans for the magazine are.

https://www.facebook.com/retrocd32/









Monday, 30 April 2018

Unofficial CD32 Release - 4 Decades Of Amiga Demos v0.2 - UPDATE!


A year to the day since i released '4 decades of Amiga demos' and now its time for the first update, v0.2 features a huge 101 newly added demos!

The main reasoning to update was to create a folder for FastRAM equipped CD32's, so they can play a little more advanced demos that were previously out of reach of 2MB console owners.


Along with the FastRAM only demos folder, there is a new 'Rave-Acid' demos folder for those wanting something a little more fast paced!

In total this update has 101 new demos, 44 of those are FastRAM only, whilst the other 57 will work on stock CD32's too, plenty of new and old material across the years.


Plus to make it easy for those who downloaded the first version, in the read-me I've listed all 101 new demos to make it easier to search and watch the newly added ones, including new 2018 demos like 'The Fall' (Above)

Also includes a bonus CDXL video! Rewind to 1987 and hum along to the 'Only Amiga' music video, and yes it will get stuck in your head for the rest of the evening!

Plenty of places to download this; EAB FTP Server  /  Pouet Demozoo

Monday, 23 April 2018

DOOM II - Unofficial CD32 Release - FastRAM Required!


Quick an easy release for some of you who asked for it, here is Doom II for the CD32 with FastRAM (Same details apply as per the first Doom post regarding memory).

As its using the same engine, you get the same speed as per the original. Also for those that asked, no sorry Hexen and Heretic weren't supported under this engine, and yes I've made test images for the CD32 using different engine's, but since they aren't optimized as well, along with not supporting the Akiko, even with a postage stamp screen they aren't playable, it certainly makes you appreciates the work done on these engines even more! So unless you have a faster CPU Doom I & II are the only open source FPS games we will get on the CD32.

Finally the only other change I've made is hiding all the CLI loading gubbins, now it shows a quick loading screen and goes blank until the Doom title screen loads, have also changed this for the first Doom included in the download.


Controls:

Red = Shoot
Blue = Open Doors
Play = Pause/Menu
FWD = Strafe Right
RWD = Strafe Left


Many thanks again to Georg Steger the author of Doom Attack.

Downloads on the EAP server.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Unofficial CD32 Release - Horizontal S.E.U Collection


The long awaited follow up to Vertical S.E.U Collection has finally arrived! Imaginatively named 'Horizontal S.E.U Collection' and contains 28 of the little blastards on one disc!

Menu Screen

Here's the full line-up of games on the disc.
  • Agony
  • Apidya
  • Atrophy (Unreleased Demo)
  • Blood Money
  • Carcharodon
  • Denaris
  • Disposable Hero CD32
  • Dragon Bree
  • Lethal Zone
  • Lunar-C CD32
  • Menac
  • Necronom
  • Nucleus
  • Oath
  • P47 Thunderbolt
  • Phobia
  • Powder
  • Project X SE CD32
  • Pulsa
  • R-Type
  • R-Type 2
  • Saint Dragon
  • Silkworm
  • T-Racer (SW)
  • Thesius VII (PD)
  • Tubular Worlds AGA
  • X-Out
  • Z-Out
Download is at the bottom of this post, which contains the game ISO, ReadMe and Artwork, which can also be seen below.


Thanks to the following people for this release;
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WHDLoad Slaves Written by;

Agony - JOTD / Apidya - Mr.Larmer & Harry & John Girvin / Blood Money - Wepl & StingRay / Carcharodon - Galahad / Denaris - Mr.Larmer & CFOU! / Dragon Breed - CFOU! / Lethal Zone - Bored Seal & StingRay / Menace - Bored Seal & Psygore / Necronom - Bored Seal / Nucleus - Codetapper / Oath - Dark Angel / P47 Thunderbolt - DJ Mike / Phobia - Codetapper / R-Type - Dark Angel & Bored Seal & Wepl / R-Type 2 - Mr.Larmer / Saint Dragon - Mr.Larmer & Psygore / Silkworm - Abaddon / Tubular Worlds - Psygore / X-Out - JOTD & StingRay / Z-Out - Harry & JOTD

Other thanks to;
Earok - Project-X SE / Apidya SE Fixes
JTOD - for CD32Load / Creators of WHDLoad
Menu Music - 'a-rooty-tooty' by alex craxton

Please note, this has yet to be tested on real hardware, burn at your own risk!


Can be downloaded on the EAB FTP server in the 'uploads/cd32' folder.


Other Site News;
  • Sorry for those who voted NEO to be the next disc i released, unforeseen issue's have delayed the release indefinitely. 
  • The next update of the Demo Collection CD is still coming with 100 new demos, I'm just waiting for the update to winning OCS demo from Revision 2018 'The Fall' so i can add it to the disc, expect it out within 1-2 weeks. 
  • I've made some new covers for the two Reimagine CD32 releases Road Avenger and Time Gal, along with a cover for the Eric W. Schwartz Collection. These can be downloaded HERE.

 

Sunday, 1 April 2018

New CD32 Game Release!

Not one of my personal releases, but a close friend has been working on this for over a year and now we can finally present this CD32 exclusive game to you! The Final Gate 2 : Toilet Wars.

Featuring a huge 6 minutes of CDXL high quality footage personally filmed with permission in an unnamed toilet block, along with high quality 16hz sound samples recorded on location, the aim is to shoot the bad guys and reclaim the area for the good of the public its that simple!

I've made the covers for him and had an extensive playthrough of the game myself, and wow if you thought the first game was good, this is even better but within a public place of convenience! 



You can find the download on the EAB FTP server, be patient, as all the high quality CDXL video included has meant its a big download!

Edit: Sorry for those who were genuinely wanting to play this! it was an April fools sorry!