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Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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Anyway, a scalper in this sense is really only focussed on a small group of people who are willing to spend more. if 1000 people are willing to buy a thing for $200 but of them about 100 eager buyers would have bought it at $400 then a scalper, knowing this, can buy lots of things at $200 and sell …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I loved red faction I would spend more time blasting tunnels and exploring than actually playing the game. Red Faction 2 was decent as well. when i finished red faction i looked back and thought the game became more and more fun as it went on then i started red faction 2. well, its good enough but …

Re: Retro Facebook groups, what do you think of them?

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https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-07-21-are-forums-a-thing-of-the-past-or-your-games-most-valuable-resource interesting article social media is mainstream and 'now', it just isn't persistent nor is it suited to longer form conversation like forums are it has a role for news, humor, …

Re: Is gaming a waste of time?

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Accomplishments in games aren't real. Yes, I may have 100%'d Dark Souls, but does that really matter? No. It provides a false sense of accomplishment, which is something that games thrive on. whilst that appears to be true, is it? there is an experiential achievement of sorts, sometimes quite good …

Re: CP/M now Open Source

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this might generate a bit of interest in cp/m development again not sure where, if anywhere, cp/m might be ported now though, will be interesting to follow

Re: Cars now have micro-transactions!

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i liked the quotation in the bbc article: "on the other hand, it may feel like buying a mug and having to rent the handle" and yet this is how things are moving in all things that have digital controllability hopefully car customer will be smarter... ? possibly not, they (companies that want this) …

Re: What game are you playing now?

in Milliways
played red faction - fun and some nice features but looked and felt a bit more 1998/99 than 2001 back when the look and feel of games could change notably in 2 years! I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Red Faction. One of the enemy death animations really busts my nuts though, the one where …

Re: WinWorldPC and Archive.org

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the variability in application of edits explained by Vetz seems ok to me as a rule it is very easy to find something if it is findable via one of the main search engines anyway, there is no need to push a forum into a potential problem (albeit a problem with very low risk) So I can post a direct …

Re: Any notable unofficial DOS conversions of games?

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MrFlibble wrote on 2022-07-11, 21:54: I've worked through the archived pages of the DIV Arena website, which is unfortunately not preserved in its entirety, and identified remakes with working downloads. a reminder that in the ever shifting sands of the internet a great many things are being lost …

Re: Open source DOS games

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ZZT 3.2: https://github.com/asiekierka/reconstruction-of-zzt Super ZZT 2.0: https://github.com/asiekierka/reconstruction-of-super-zzt These are decompilations and not official source code releases, but (a) the original source code has been lost all the way back in 1993, (b) both can compile to byte …

Re: When PC became soulless for you?

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I became utterly depressed with how I no longer find PC experimentation fun, no dumpster diving anymore because no pcs out laying by the road. Ever since Dosbox/GNU/Linux things just work and that irritates me. I am no longer needed, I am too old since the internet made me obsolete :( those …

Re: How did you get started on retro computing?

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What was the point/event that made you decide to intentionally obtain and run old hardware? there was no single point in time more a general consequence of time passing as a rule i just didn't throw out something if it worked and combined that with accepting free cast offs (that were just old-ish …

Re: 20th Anniversary of Vogons

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Glad to see this little corner of web 1.0 still standing! Congrats Vogons! makes it sound vulnerable :( if vogons went then retro pc discussion would dissipate to various small islands of social media and tiny unsustainable forums set up by earnest enthusiasts, it would effectively be over forums …

Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

As requested my P II rig. The Rage had a low profile bracket and I had no full spare so kinda made up one. i like the badges on these old computer cases; 'centrex pc', maybe some small company that existed for a while before either morphing into a differently focussed company or just vanishing so …

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