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Jayenkai
Created : 28 April 2022
Edited : 28 April 2022

#565 - Material News



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Material News

#565 - Thursday 28th April, 2022

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Every Thursday, Reinstalling LHA for the umpteenth time

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Hello World


I released Flappadiddle on the Amiga, this week, and it seems to have mostly gone down well enough.
Someone from Aminet got in touch to let me know that the version of LHA I'm using (from a really old CUAmiga disk) has a bug in it.
Known as the Y2K11 bug, the older LHA format can't quite handle dates after the year 2011, and bumps them all back to 1980.
.. Great use of that Battery Backed clock, there, Jay!

A bunch of patches have been created, and I'll now have to figure out how on earth to get those working on the Amiga.

Oh joy!
Please excuse my 25+ year gap in Amiga knowledge!!!

     en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LHA_(file_format)#Y2K11_bug

SoCoder


Friday Night's Alright

Rychan has a rather productive Friday night, sending in a preview version of Bee Happy to Mega Cat, which I think we can assume is going to be the publishers of his upcoming NES game.
     socoder.net/?GotoPost=83527
Meanwhile, he also had some "exciting" news for Flap Happy, but hasn't told us what that might be.
Oooooh!
     socoder.net/?GotoPost=83526

Ports

Spinal asks : Can Blitz3D handle ports?
Maybe you know more about the DLL stuff than I do. I very rarely touched anything on the DLL side of things.
     socoder.net/?Topic=8695

Connecting the Ports

Spinal starts to put two and two together, to make sixty four.
     socoder.net/?GotoPost=83610

SoGaming


Playing is fun!

What have you been playing, lately?
VR and Switch seem to be the top choices.
     socoder.net/?Topic=8696

Sonic Again

Sonic 1,2,3&K and CD are being remastered once more, and re-released for the thirty millionth time.
The ports are being handled by members of the Sonic Mania team, though, so they should definitely be a little more interesting than previous versions.
If you played the Taxman remakes of 1,2 and CD, from the past 5 or so years, you'll be on familiar ground.
     socoder.net/?Topic=8693

Shreddarrrrrrr

The Turtles return in an all new arcade-style side-scrolling beat-em-up.
It's looking exactly like the sort of game you'd play with your friend during a camping trip to Wales back in the 90's.
     socoder.net/?Topic=8691

SoRetro


Picomputer ZX

Now, if this isn't the cutest ZX Spectrum you've ever seen in your life, then I don't know what is.
     ausretrogamer.com/picomputer-zx-raspberry-pi-pico-powered-pocket-zx-spectrum/

SoSiteNews


A Mention!

A seemingly random link in the site's referrals leads Jay on quite a trawl to figure out why people were suddenly visiting AGameAWeek.
Eventually he found a video, uploaded to YouTube in 2017, of a GDC Talk from 2014, in which the presenter "MMO designer Raph Koster" mentions AGameAWeek as a great example of imagination and creativity.
Crikey!

... I'm not sure I'm still a good example of that, nowadays. Feel like I'm just doing endless SpikeDislikes.
     socoder.net/?Topic=8697

SoOffTopic


Happy Anniversary

Rockford and his wife celebrate their 29th Anniversary with a walk on the beach.
Happy Anniversary!!
     socoder.net/?Topic=8694

KiloTube


Weeeee!


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The Anteater?

     youtu.be/v5SSnQBtaq4

MegaTube


Take Your Cabbage Pill


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GigaTube


Bashing the Bishop

     youtu.be/KVlkpj3e13U

Lovely Pussy

     youtu.be/o_OrXVbEcwo

Ident Parade


Applemask takes a look at the new BBC logo

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Indoor Pursuits


Crafting


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Older Cover Corner



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Newer Cover Corner



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Cyber Cover Corner



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Pulpmania



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TVCover Corner



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VGRemix Corner



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Pakz Playz HipHopz



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