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Re: What made you join VOGONS?

in Milliways
I've always been into retro games and hardware but I've only recently joined the forums. I think it's because I miss forum communities. I've been a member, moderator and admin on very active forums over the last 20 years but all of them have died out. People have moved on to Discord and Twitch, …

Re: What game are you playing now?

in Milliways
Dune surely is a rare blend of RTS and adventure, but I really enjoy it. Must have finished that game a dozen times by now. It's also the most advanced game a 8088 can still run (with very reasonable speed!l) so I love to set up my old turbo XT for it. Getting the CD version with better graphics and …

Re: The Saddest Steam Build 2021

Also, out of curiosity, I checked today, that (with some older files) you can still run Steam under XP (it didn't work for some time, but fortunately it started working again). Interesting! That might help lowering the specs. Just to be clear: the goal is to run the Steam Client and upload the …

The Saddest Steam Build 2021

Let's build a hypothetical pc! :smiley: I was browsing through the Steam hardware survey of December 2020 and I personally love to scroll down the to end of the spec lists and see the ancient hardware people still use to play Steam games on. So I wondered: What would be the slowest, saddest PC …

Re: 8-Bit Guy video's are becoming a chore!

in Milliways
As for the topic: I've always enjoyed 8 bit guy videos and I still do. I wouldn't say he has lost his passion, especially when he's talking about the games he is programming. I guess sometimes you'll have to cover something you're less passionate about.. his income depends on it, so he doesn't have …

Re: My Big Red Switch 486

That's one hefty machine! I love those big red switches. Always happy to flip the one on my IBM model 30. Seems you've got all the bases covered when it comes to DOS gaming. Awesome to see that Roland card. Probably only the later era games with true 16 bit stereo sound will not reach their full …

Re: ASUS rising prices

in Milliways
Most I would gain is a 10-20% increase and it used to be that I could upgrade the CPU/GPU for the same amount I paid for the previous ones and get a 40-50% increase. :/ True, and even if you got a 50% increase you have to consider if it's even worth it. I see all these YouTube channels where they …

Re: ASUS rising prices

in Milliways
Prices are high and so is the demand at the moment so that's not going to change anytime soon. If you're thinking of upgrading your pc and you don't have much to spend, then wait it out or do what I mostly do: buy used hardware from one or two generations prior. Unless you are some power user or …

Re: First game with lan support?

in DOS
Pierre32 wrote on 2021-01-09, 21:22: Hezus wrote on 2021-01-09, 19:41: Elephant Herding! 😀 https://thandor.net/article/36 That is a surprisingly accurate & funny recreation of animal herding. My morning has been improved. It was made by my younger brother. He's also registered on these forums as …

Re: First game with lan support?

in DOS
I only know one network title for an XT class: Elephant Herding! :) https://thandor.net/article/36 There are some more games that's are multiplayer and playable on an XT but those use modem or NULL modem cable. I've played F29 Retaliatior (flight sim) on two 8088 machines and it was somewhat …

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