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Re: I've been here for a decade

in Milliways
Hey look at that, 10 years and 10 days here. My interest in retro computing has come and gone in that time but hasn't ever left, and VOGONS has had a significant hand in that. Thanks lads 👍

Re: Warcraft II hanging and generally being a jerk

in DOS
I couldn't let this go apparently because I was back trying to solve it today and might have cracked it this time - it does appear to be speed related. Previously I was using Setmul to turn off the L1 cache and that had the game playing at the correct speed (mouse scroll is too fast on fast machines …

Re: Technology and job interviews

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Sorry to hear about the lost opportunity, it’s always a kick in the nuts. I went through the process recently - during lockdown - and a friend advised that I spend some money on a decent webcam and headset. It did make a difference I think; one less obstacle in a difficult, stressful setting. It’s …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Is that instruction for a digital release or physical? Yep physical, I was an early adopter 😋 I don't usually use mods that alter gameplay - I notice I have a balancing mod in there, can't remember why I chose to use that. I suspect that I was looking to alter the experience a bit having played it …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Risen 1 is a cracker I agree, it could be renamed to Gothic 4 😂 I've never finished it due to that horrendous ending but there's countless hours of fun to be had before that kicks in. Here's my Risen 1 update notes too if anyone's interested 😊 -- Install game -- Patch with official patch (1.10) -- …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Still working my way through Gothic 1 here but I'm in no rush, it's such an atmospheric game that some play sessions are spent just exploring. Exploration is rewarded for the most part but I've come across the occasional cave that's empty. I'll forgive the devs some unfinished areas though because …

Re: Nirvana

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Those albums are more are the soundtrack of my mid-late high-school years - I have a shocking memory in general but listening to them now brings it all back so clearly. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Thank goodness for alcohol and computers.

Re: Bum Simulator

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-09-23, 06:17: Kind of hard to help them when they don't actually want any real help. Yes it's like they're extremely unhappy and angry with the world for some reason.

Re: Bum Simulator

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xcomcmdr wrote on 2021-09-22, 14:40: This U.S. way of thinking is... strange to say the least. Agreed, hard to fathom from the outside looking in.

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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I’m going through a purge phase currently and the higher prices people will pay means that the it’s actually worthwhile to sell 5.25 drives, etc. Selling stuff takes effort and I’m not going to bother for 10 bucks per item. So higher prices isn’t all bad - it gets hardware back out into circulation …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I've been in a play / mod loop with Gothic 1 - the first quest has been to make it look and play awesome 😋 I've dabbled with G1 over the years but have played way more of 2 and 3 - the more primitive controls always put me off but I should have tried harder because what a fantastic game this one is …

Re: What are you eating/drinking? (the vogons food thread)

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When life gives you lemons, make traditional lemon curd My daughter and I did just this + scones and whipped cream, was a hit. Must have been a good year for lemons around here, people are leaving boxes of them out the front of their house with "please take me" signs 😁 IMG_6483.jpg IMG_6480.jpg

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