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Re: Help with Prince of Persia 2 freezing

It may be there is some incompatibility between PoP2 and the CMI8738. PoP2 is finicky, as I observed. I had some weird problems with it (although different than yours) when I was using an AWE64, and when I switched to an Audician 32, they went away: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=61205 …

Re: Help with Prince of Persia 2 freezing

Prince of Persia 2 can indeed be finicky and suffers from sound-related freezes. Which version do you have? You can determined based on the main executable size IR (290,415 bytes), 1.0 (292,865 bytes) or 1.1 (259,583 bytes)? Does the CM 8738 emulate an SBPro? Prince of Persia 2 has a setup program ( …

Re: english, the planetary language

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Americans write dates the way they speak them. "November the twenty-third, twenty-twenty" becomes "11/23/2020" Yeah, that's the thing - they speak them strangely, so they end up writing them strangely. :P I agree that for various reasons, the ISO standard YYYY-MM-DD is the one that makes the most …

Re: english, the planetary language

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xcomcmdr wrote on 2020-11-23, 10:02: The truth is that English is very complicated, you are only used to it. Not really. It's probably roughly middle of the pack as far as language complexity goes. The phonetics are the only tricky thing, but even those follow well-established patterns 95% of the …

Re: english, the planetary language

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Growing up with the Imperial systems of measurement it is easy for me to visualize these units of measurement. It is not so easy to visualize units of measurement in metric. Wow, you seem to be more obsessed with the metric system than with iPads. That's like the fourth time you try to derail this …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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1. Maniac Mansion is a much better game than its sequel, Day of the Tentacle . It's more fun to play than Day of the Tentacle but it's really hard. Having just played (and enjoyed) the Remastered edition of Day of the Tentacle, I should probably play the embedded Maniac Mansion then. 2. Day of the …

Re: Apple is getting off Intel CPU’s ?

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Why don't just get rid of them then? If they are faulty or of no use for goodness sake and stop moaning. I have my original Windows 3.1 disk and they still work perfectly. My thoughts exactly. ;) Back when floppies were still used en masse, in the nineties, I found them notoriously unreliable. To …

Re: Apple is getting off Intel CPU’s ?

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Apple was first to get rid of the floppy drive in 1998 but floppies are still used today, it's good to have options. Good to have options for sure, but when designing integrated systems at some point you get into tradeoffs where compatibility with legacy features is holding you back. There are no …

Re: Recent lost games for purchase

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^^^ Good advice. Ebay UK often has very good prices on games, and shipping from UK to rest of Europe / world is sometimes (not always) reasonable. Some sellers will agree to ship outside the UK if you ask them, even if by default they don't.

Re: ATI X1*** for old games

You should really specify which game periods and which operating systems you are thinking of, because the results may vary. Also, you did not mention it explicitly, but looks like you are mostly interested in Mobility X1*** versions? I have an X1400 inside my Thinkpad T60. It's nowhere near as …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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As kolderman said, mouse+keyboard weren't a thing until controls were rethought and WASD was common. I don't know exactly which controls Romero had used, but the fact that he played with the mouse already during early development of the original games is undisputed. That it was not yet ubiquitous, …

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