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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #15 on: 2018-Apr-16 »
Bit of trivia - Code listing for playing Imperial March was included in the Steve Vickers ZX Spectrum Manual
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« Reply #16 on: 2018-Apr-16 »
Cool. I have to admit, it is one of my fave pieces of music (and not just because I'm a Star Wars fan). John Williams is a musical God, IMHO :D
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« Reply #17 on: 2018-Apr-17 »
Sorry, totally got it wrong - 'Funeral March' in ZX Manual not Star Wars!

Cool. I have to admit, it is one of my fave pieces of music (and not just because I'm a Star Wars fan). John Williams is a musical God, IMHO :D

But I agree Williams music is class! I also like Vangelis' music.
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« Reply #18 on: 2018-Apr-17 »
Yep he is excellent, but there are a lot of movie musicians I enjoy, James Horner being one of them too (commando soundtrack for example).

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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #19 on: 2018-Apr-18 »
I love the Commanda OST. Jamers Horner also did great work in several other films that I enjoy, including (especially) Aliens, cocoon and Willow to name just a few.

Speaking of Vangellis - I watched (the first hour) of Bladerunner 2049 the other day and the lack of the famous Vangellis BR OST really let it down!  :D  :rant:
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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #20 on: 2018-Apr-25 »
Recently I'm have head a starwars concert. It's was very cool to hear it live.

Also loading music is somewhat much better on c64, which could do even do a loading mini game first while loading the main game (take that, Namco) with music and all.  I'm also seen few games (like dracon lair) that loaded the next level while playing.

On disc I'm was also quite impressed with the katakis fast loader. It's took just about 2-3 secs to load a level. The game was also little bit buggy in one of the levels.
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« Reply #21 on: 2018-Apr-25 »
Amstrad had a number of games that played muic while loading too - Thrust, Harvey HeadBanger, Spiky Harold to name just a few. There were also games that played a mini-game while loading too - After The War was one that I recall off the top of my head. There were others that showed a real-time countdown too.

I really don't get how Namco fought and won the patent about mini-games in loaders; must hace just been a console thing, as computers were doing that in the 8bit days, loooooooong before Ridgeracer, Tekken et al  did it on PSX.
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« Reply #22 on: 2018-Apr-25 »
Yes I'm did heard them.  But sid is still best in sound area. C64 did have a better interrup system here.  I'm so only talk about loading here. There is good games on all systems.

Funny I'm have follow battle of the ports on you tube. Most arcade ports on amstrad is quite slow.  Howover I'm do like hell copter game and space Harrier vector graphics.
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« Reply #23 on: 2018-Apr-25 »
There were good and bad ports for CPC; same as the C64. Loads of slow, shite C64 ports too. They all depended on the person/company doing the port and time give to complete it. The strengths and weaknesses of each machine were often not the reason a game was crap for a particular machine.

As for sound, SID was not always the best as has been clearly stated before.
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« Reply #24 on: 2018-Apr-25 »
I'm did also seen very crappy speccy ports to c64.... Only few games escaped with a good game play despite a speccy port. Here c64 and spectrum is quite different. I'm did newer liked the crappy beeper on spectrum, but today when ay done right, its quite cool.

I'm did a tune in single here today for a spectrum next game.
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Re: Baba´s Palace CPC game
« Reply #25 on: 2018-Apr-25 »
Yep he is excellent, but there are a lot of movie musicians I enjoy, James Horner being one of them too (commando soundtrack for example).

James Horner, good call Erico, Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan composer, amazing soundtrack, wonderful production.
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