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Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
a few confessions: - I don't miss CRTs either - Lots of old games that people get nostalgic over are not really that engaging (but some are really great!) - I didn't really believe the games you never tire of thread, "don't tire easily of provided I get a few weeks/months of not playing it" is …

Re: Windows XP on SD card

it's nice to have these options I wonder if, not so many years from now, there would be 1TB of ram on a computer such that you can have a whole XP machine emulated - HDD included - in a 100gb portion of ram ! I can imagine it happening

Re: what will you do when your last hardware fails?

in Milliways
all interesting views, I'd concur with the view that hardware lasts longer than expert expectations (but we don't run it that hard 24/7 it's true) and that for our lifetimes it's likely to be available in enough quantity it's true that retro pc enthusiasts are relatively small in number and probably …

what will you do when your last hardware fails?

in Milliways
I was reading about CPUs life expectancy being around 20 years due to tiny but cumulative use-wear stresses. I hadn't really though about that - I've never known a CPU to be the failing component. It's usually hard discs, PSUs and even motherboards (though I've known surprisingly few failures even …

Re: Crystal Caves HD!?

in Milliways
Because computational power has become (more) cheap and abundant, programmers got lazy and lost the ability to optimize in favor of feature creep and ease of use. So we keep buying and spending to be able to run software that would have worked as well on what we had. So we keep creating e-waste and …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Law212 wrote on 2020-10-02, 19:01: Check this one i found a week later. […] Show full quote Check this one i found a week later. https://imgur.com/gallery/LmU8WX7 pentium 2 MMX 333 Mhz rage LT pro you are having some great finds! if you find people are following you it'll be fellow retro PC …

Re: is this pc good?

As it seems your new to the hobby, rather then spending loads of money just yet, I'd recommend the below and work out what you need. Dust off that Dell 5150c, Install clean copy of WinXP and checkout how well it plays your Win9x games. The onboard graphics will hold back 3D titles but you'll at …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Law212 wrote on 2020-09-21, 20:38: I just found this P2 350 Mhz PC yesterday. It has an ATI 3D rage pro in it. its also running win XP. I think i want to install […] Show full quote I just found this P2 350 Mhz PC yesterday. It has an ATI 3D rage pro in it. its also running win XP. I think i want …

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