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A great Turrican II Review

Contra
26.08.07
Well okay if nobodies gonna stick around on these forums to help me with my C64 dilemma, why not provide a link to possibly the greatest Turrican review ever? It's based off Turrican II for the Amiga platform. Enjoy

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pCWsQUOBo0o

WARNING: MAY FIND THE TOM SAWER MONTAGE TO MAKE TURRICAN THAT MUCH MORE EPIC
DARK
31.08.07
Yep, nice! Though that bloke's home made Turrican sute isn't half as good as the one my friend and i made out of cardboard, plastic and silver spray paint when I was about 10 ;D.

Anyway, seeing that review actually makes me really want to try and get Win uae to work, despite all complexity and my lack of technical know how.

t2002 is fantastic, but it'd be great to actually play all those original old levels again exactly as they were.
Contra
03.09.07
Well, DARK, maybe I can make you're wish come true! A cool guy named Rekli Nese (the same guy working on the new pseudo Turrican clone- Cypherian Systems) helped me get it to work over MSN, so maybe I can return the favor!

For Turrican to work on Win UAE, you need the three Amiga Turrican ADF's which can be found at Factor 5, but are apparently are corrupt (In Turrican 1 the game freezes at the end of world 2, and apparently you can't view the ending in Turrican 2).

Fortunantly, I know of a better site to get all three Amiga Turricans, which even has built in Trainers for Turrican 1 and 2 and they work flawlessly. Go here to get them:

*censored*

Next, and most important, you need a kickrom to get the games working. I don't really understand how or why, but, you need it, so if you have that, wonderful, if not, I'm sure a version of it can be found online somewhere.

The rest is easy. Open up Win UAE. Under "HARDWARE", click on "ROMS". See where it says "Main ROM file"? Just browse for your kickrom. Next, under "HARDWARE", go to "Floppy Drives". Just load up whichever Turrican ADF you want to play under DF0. Now, go to "Game & I/O ports" under "HOST". I recommend using "Keyboard Layout A" for "Port 0" and "Keyboard Layout B" for "Port 1" if you're using a standard keyboard since that's the easiest way to play Turrican IMO.

Now that's all taken care of, just hit start and you're ready to go! To skip the Trainers for Turrican 1 and 2, hit "0" on the bottom right of your keyboard. Hopefully that takes care of it. Now, theres plenty of things you can do in Win UAE, changing the display, resolution, FPS, etc. But when I do that I usaully just make things worse, but you can always try for something better if you're feeling bold! Hopefully that gets it done for you. Just post if you have any questions/comments- I'll be here!
Robert
03.09.07
I deleted that link. No warez links please.
And have a look at http://www.nemmelheim.de/turrican/files/winuae/index.php
DARK
14.09.07
I'm really sorry about getting back here so late, I've been away for a while.

thanks a lot for the detailed info Contra, a friend of mine has also recently got Winuae to behave, ----- though she's more a moonstone and Monkey island fan than turrican.

she has offered to get hold of a Kik rom for me though, so once I've got that I'll try things out.

My only minor worry is my 19 inch Tft screen. I tried the self-installing copy of moonstone from http://www.moonstonetavern.co.uk/ but annoyingly, I just couldn't run it in full screen, however much I messed about with the resolution options.

I'd be quite disappointed if the same thing happened with turrican.
Mr Return
19.12.07
I love Turrican 2. The graphics of the game are gorgeous, jumping on the head of one alien enemy will produce a most satisfying moment ever. Not to mention that main part of the game is supposed to be the 2D platformer action, but the gameplay here are major plus. The music is amazing. This review just tells everything you need to know about it.

I agree, this is indeed a great review. Nice find Contra!
Contra
19.12.07
Thanks! I'm glad somebody here feels the same way I do. This review has been getting alot of feedback lately. If I had the time I'd go ahead and do these online reviews for every Turrican game I can get my hands on. It's truly a great experiance that everybody who is a fan of action platform video games must play. I cannot recommend the game enough, and these fansites dedicated to it just prove my point.

No hard feelings Robert, and DARK I can't seem to get fullscreen to work as well so if you do find out how, please let me know! And your welcome.
Bronko
19.12.07
A complete fullscreen with WinUAE is quite impossible due to different screen sizes.

However, at the display settings, you can switch to full-screen and maybe even force winUAE to ugly-stretch the image.
Make sure, you have scanlines, or doubled activated.

As an alternative there is the filter menu, you can switch grafics output to openGL or other methods there, and see, if this works better.
Maybe you like the "grafical enhancemants" of some filters.

However I prefer coorect blocky pixels and a small black border.
john4p
26.12.07

A complete fullscreen with WinUAE is quite impossible due to different screen sizes.

However, at the display settings, you can switch to full-screen and maybe even force winUAE to ugly-stretch the image.
Make sure, you have scanlines, or doubled activated.

Why is that so? With SNES-, Mega Drive-, Neo Geo- and Arcade-Emulators you can have a perfectly fine fullscreen-mode with any game using Scale2x or SuperSAI or just bilinear filtering: the results are always great - no borders and no ugly-stretch-effect.
Robert
26.12.07
The Amiga games themselves had borders. Don't you remember adjusting the screen position on your Amiga monitor?
john4p
26.12.07
I've played via RGB-cable on TV - I never had the original monitor.

I don't remember borders back then...
Martin
26.12.07
Both Amiga and video game consoles have (big) borders (they have to because of rounded edges of TVs). But on Amiga the borders are freely programmable, which makes it hard for an emulator to properly adjust the display.
john4p
27.12.07
Okay, thanks for the explanations.

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