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Re: Roland, probably the worst Amstrad CPC emulator
« Reply #50 on: 21:36, 21 June 14 »
Ah, just played some Silkwork myself. What a great game!
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Re: Roland, probably the worst Amstrad CPC emulator
« Reply #51 on: 22:08, 21 June 14 »
why the hell did I not see this thread before!
nice emulator, such a shame my tablet pc at work has died, still its a good enough reason to get me a new one :)
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Re: Roland, probably the worst Amstrad CPC emulator
« Reply #52 on: 22:13, 21 June 14 »
Yeah, Silkworm ain't bad on CPC.   I do wish it could have had some backgrounds though.   Used to play the Amiga version in 2 player at my friend's house a lot before I owned an Amiga myself so I bought the CPC version and it kept me entertained til I eventually did get an A1200 and the Amiga Silkworm.   CPC version lacks the extremely punchy sound effects (I loved those sounds on the Amiga version) but does alright and it does do a good attempt at the funky theme tune.  Plays well despite the somewhat more cramped play area too. 
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Re: Roland, probably the worst Amstrad CPC emulator
« Reply #53 on: 19:05, 22 June 14 »
Thanks for the comment, will try it on the Amiga... Can you control both vehicles with one player?
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Re: Roland, probably the worst Amstrad CPC emulator
« Reply #54 on: 19:12, 22 June 14 »
Thanks for the comment, will try it on the Amiga... Can you control both vehicles with one player?

Depends on your fingers:

When you can move & handle your left hand totally different and independently to your right hand: Why not?
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Re: Roland, probably the worst Amstrad CPC emulator
« Reply #55 on: 19:28, 22 June 14 »
So, the answer is no I guess; I meant using the same controls for both...
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Re: Roland, probably the worst Amstrad CPC emulator
« Reply #56 on: 21:19, 22 June 14 »
I mean to remember, that this works, too with the Amiga version...
Or you can re-define the controls so that both use the same...
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Re: Roland, probably the worst Amstrad CPC emulator
« Reply #57 on: 21:43, 22 June 14 »
I tried Ami-CPC on the Amiga and it's dog *** slow  >:( :'(
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Re: Roland, probably the worst Amstrad CPC emulator
« Reply #58 on: 00:00, 23 June 14 »
Thanks for the comment, will try it on the Amiga... Can you control both vehicles with one player?

At the same time?  The vehicles do not play the same way so that wouldn't work well anyway.  Not like UN Squadron where you end up with double fire power cos both players are in jets.    The beauty of Silkworm is 2 players helping each other out with the advantages and disadvantages of the two vehicles.   I always enjoyed the jeep cos it was charming and gave the game a more unique feel to most shooters and my friend would provide air support with the chopper while I would often watch his back by aiming the jeep's gun behind the chopper when needed.
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Re: Roland, probably the worst Amstrad CPC emulator
« Reply #59 on: 20:25, 23 June 14 »
Nah, actually the beauty of SW lies in the ability to control both vehicles at the same time at a very efficient and manageable way; yes, they don't play the same but it's extremely doable, and that's how I always played (and finished) it...
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Re: Roland, probably the worst Amstrad CPC emulator
« Reply #60 on: 01:05, 24 June 14 »
If you say so.  Seems a bit of a waste to me.
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