eloquence for the win... this thing is very! sensitive to pronounciation errors. write something like i am, with the i in lower case and it sounds different enough to fix. I had many spelling errors at school thanks to them using hal with orpheus... at one point I've just had enough and spend a whole lesson that I was supposed to be in word for installing a better tts voice on there. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Che" <c...@blindadrenaline.com>
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Hehehe, ok man, was just curious in case I missed something across the pond
here about my beloved Amiga system.
 Come play some cards with us man, haven't seen you over there in ages.
 Rock
Che


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Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 5:39 PM
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Hi che.

no, that's a consequence of me never having seen the written word, and doing

most of my reading concerning the system using hal.

also, on the few occasions I've gone through the word letter by letter, a
couple of the turrican fan sites which are run by Germans spell it with an r

at the end.

I don't know if this is a german thing or just a specific typo on their
point.

I'm afraid other than when actually writing something hugely official, ---
like my phd or serious letters, I tend to go on a basis that if I can reaed
it with hal and it comes out okay, i don't have to bother with spelling.

i can of course run a spell check, ---- or even set Hal to tell me when
spelling mistakes are highlighted by windows programs, ---- but frankly,
most of the time I'm too lazy!

this has occasionally caused annoyences with interactive fiction, ---- but
other than that it tends to work.

Beware the grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Che" <c...@blindadrenaline.com>
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Hi dark,
 Is that a typo or did folks call the Amiga the Amigar in Britain?
 I can promise you the name was definitely Amiga as in Spanish for lady
friend over here.
 Later
Che


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Nice bit of history there che.

As I was only 8 when we got our first one in 1990, I wasn't aware of
anything besides the fact it had amazing games which looked and sounded
fantastic!

I probably owe the forceable recovery of what vision I have now after I
lost

my best eye at the age of 7, my love of games, ---- and indeed my love of
music with interesting cords, all to the Amigar in general, ---- and the
turrican games in particular!

Not to say there weren't other fantastic titles for the machine though.

i stil! think moonstone would make an amazing audio game, ---- a
multiplayer

mix of rpg and beat em up where you took turns wandering around a map
speaking to wizards, gambling in inns and doing magical rituals at stone
henge, ---- interspersed with going into lairs to fight various one on one
battles with groups of monsters (who attacked you one at a time), in a
real
time, bet em up fashion.

you could of course challenge other knights as well.

One of the most memorable things about the game was it's major amounts of
gore! apparently it was enspired by the holy grale black knight fight, so
you could chop of arms, legs and heads with ease (and as I said, this was
a
good two years before mortal combat!).

The most amusing thing was that the monsters each had an instant kill
tactic

you had to watch out for, ---- which were hillarious! from the giant ogre
like ballocs who could jump on you and squash you to a bloody pulp, ----
or
even grab you by the kneck so hard your head popped off! To the rat men
who
could impail you with their large pikes, ---- and the dragon, who'd pick
you

up in his large mouth and literally bight you in half!

You can read about the game, ---- including descriptions of the various
deaths and other game elements, as well as check out some animated
sequences

(complete with bloody sounds), at http://www.moonstonetavern.co.uk/

they've even got a pre-configured winuae amigar emulation version running
moonstone, ---- but it'd deffinately require sighted assistance owing to
the

large amounts of text in the rpg portions of the game (I used to play it
with my brother and friend, who'd read the associated text for me, and let
me do the fighting when it was my character's turn).

Beware the grue!

Dark.
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of Q9


 Hi Ryan,
The Amiga was a revolutionary computer system by Commodore that came out
in the fall of 85. I was 13 at the time and somehow managed to convince
my
family to chip in and buy one for me at a cost of around $3500 as I
remember, very expensive for our family.
 The revolutionary thing was the graphics chipset, which was entirely
independent of the main CPU, which had not been done before in a personal computer. I taught myself a lot of graphics programs, which later on led
to
my becoming a visual effects artist for a living, so it was a damn good
investment as it turns out.
 And as a game system, it blew every thing else out of the water due to
the
graphics abilities. Electronic Arts was a fledgling company then, and
they
got on the Amiga bandwagon big time with titles like One on One with
Larry
bird and Dr. J., artic fox the bard's tale and so forth.
 Eventually due to Commodore's crappy marketing and lack of development,
the Amiga fell to the wayside, last I heard of it gateway had bought the
patents on their graphics technology, but not sure if they did anything
with
it.
 Ah, memories.
 Later
Che


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