Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jun 2012 12:19 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces It's been one of my major pet peeves on both Android and iOS: the total and utter lack of consistency. Applications - whether first party or third party - all seem to live on islands, doing their own thing, making their own design choices regarding basic UI interactions, developing their own non-standard buttons and controls. Consistency died five years ago, and nobody seems to care but me.
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RE[3]: Comment by anevilyak
by MOS6510 on Mon 18th Jun 2012 17:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by anevilyak"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I think you can hold both mouse buttons down to enter some kind of boot menu on the CD32, but I don't think the CDTV can do this too.

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RE[4]: Comment by anevilyak
by zima on Mon 18th Jun 2012 17:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by anevilyak"
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2005-07-06

But, see, CD32 didn't include a mouse in the retail package ;) (a boot menu to what?)

BTW, all this talk reminded me about one game (most likely also with floppy release at least for 1200, like virtually all CD32 games), a platformer in which a player-controlled dog is tasked with saving his sleepwalking boy master - does it ring a bell WRT its title? (you are into retro after all...)

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RE[5]: Comment by anevilyak
by MOS6510 on Mon 18th Jun 2012 18:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by anevilyak"
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2011-05-12

Well, just a boot menu. It doesn't make much sense on a stock CD32, but a CD32 is really a Amiga 1200. During the loading of some games or demos you could see a flash of the Workbench screen. Hell, some programs even allowed you to exit it and it would dump you on a WB screen. These were "normal" Amiga programs someone decided to put on a cd.

The CD32 also had one kB(!) of memory for save games, but I'm not sure you could manage this. I wanted to check this on my CD32, but for some reason the video cable it missing.

The game you refer to is most likely... Sleepwalker.

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