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Re: First game with lan support?

in DOS
jmarsh wrote on 2021-01-10, 22:07: Not really local area network games though, are they? LAN vs WAN - MUDs didn't differentiate them. Nor does it really make sense to even try to differentiate them. They commonly used dialup modems for home users, but these games originated in academia with local …

Re: First game with lan support?

in DOS
Multiplayer online games predate the original IBM PC. These games were text-based MUDs (Multi-User Dungeons) that originated in the 70s, and the first one on XT I can find is Scepter of Goth, circa 1983: https://dwheeler.com/scepter-of-goth/scepter-of-goth.html

Re: VR look back

in Milliways
robertmo wrote on 2020-10-07, 05:32: In real life you only need to slightly turn your head to look back. In goggles you need to turn back almost completely. Really annoying. Low FOV from headsets doesn't help compared to reality, but should get better with newer tech.

Re: OPL3-compatibles

Most OPL alternative sound cards have issues with 2/3 bit ADPCM. Regarding OPL, ESFM has issues with one of the tracks in Tyrion 2000. Dune is a good litmus test for OPL as well. Crystal FM can sound a bit thin at times. There are other clones that I haven't tested much of yet, and there's the …

Re: Alien Trilogy - what's yer take?

in Milliways
Another one of these dos games I've never played and won't be anytime soon judging from the prices shown on ebay. Wonder why GOG hasn't picked it up yet? Is it hard to get going on a "proper system"? Seems like it would be a prime candidate for a mod too. Don't know what happened to its price ‐ …

Re: Rack recommendations for Midi devices etc.?

Ah I see... and do you know, how I can manage to mount my SC-55 etc. on tha wall mount? Is there some special sort of mounting stuff? There are many types of rack cases/ enclosures. They all have standardised widths. They can be mounted on walls, desks and left on the floor. Look for 'audio racks'. …

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