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Re: [8-Bit Guy] What Happened to America's Electronics Stores?

in Milliways
On top of that, they circumvent the product placement algorithms by farming with teams of people generating fake reviews and returns to push their products to the top and get competitors banned. Check out this short documentary: https://youtu.be/vOj-tRTbFfY Judging by the ridiculous amounts of …

Re: Technological critique

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If nobody complains, nothing is likely to ever change . Mandating a distinguishing mark on cables based on functionality would put to rest 95% of my gripes (and likely also most of those expressed by other people) . This. I don't really get the type of comment that goes "you may not like it, but …

Re: 8" diskette drives on IBM PC

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Weren't there plenty of third-party 8" external drives for the IBM PC back when it was new? Data exchange, and all that. Funnily enough, SCP's original 86-DOS supported 8" disks before Microsoft ported it for IBM, so I'd be surprised if it's DOS itself which makes the job difficult.

Re: Emulation of x86 PCs of former East Germany?

in PC Emulation
https://a7100-emulation.gitlab.io/html/news.html wow, that's cool ! and from the screenshots - gfx power :) ... it's itching in the fingers to do some demo coding :) I'll be sure to keep an eye open for the upcoming 7100KMH, then :) That video board sure has nice mono graphics at 640x400 in 4 …

Re: Did you create maps for games?

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Forgot to mention (also in the "just played these with friends" department): - Supaplex. Or more precisely the later "SPFIX" thereof. Made a handful of levels for that. - and... Bubble Bobble(!). If anyone remembers, there used to be a really, really old but very nice level editor for one of the …

Re: Did you create maps for games?

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DOOM! (II). And a little bit of Unreal Tournament later on. But most of those maps were either experiments, or ways to troll my friends when we'd deathmatch. ;) My only 'serious' attempt at DOOM mapping remains unfinished: it was sort of a 'time travel' concept that'd take you between four different …

Re: Retro Development

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The BASIC-hating types don't tend to be hobbyists/tinkerers/engineers, but the highbrow theoretical computer science types who turn up their noses at "unstructured programming". It's the same crowd that used to poo-poo assembly language, even back in the '70s-'80s, because it has even less ' …

Re: Retro Development

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^Personally, I really like vcfed.org, too, but I also always feel unconfortable posting there on a casual basis, so I only do if I carefully prepared myself. Always makes me feel disturbing the super users and gurus over there.. The x86 asm magic they practice is just way over my head. Couldn't …

Re: CGA Composite Mode under DOSBOX (Commited r3804)

This is what I expected based on my memory that official DOSBox decided not to implement any level of composite CGA support for 320x200 modes for some bizarre reason, despite the fact that I've personally come across probably half a dozen games that would take advantage of it. Yes, AFAIK DosBox 0. …

Re: the signs that a forum is dying

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I think that might be why I like discord as a communication platform today, but forums are always going to be the primary source of information for me. I'd like discord more if it wasn't such a managed, ban-happy privacy nightmare that monitors and moderates private servers. This day and age, the …

Re: Emulators with integrated debugger?

in PC Emulation
I've never used gdb ... just a little bit democoding in assembly for my i286 rig ( http://www.pouet.net/groups.php?which=13038 ), so virtualizers and gdb seem to be a little too heavy for my purpose .. Oh nice - I enjoyed those prods. Thought there was something cool about Spectre Outside …

Re: Anyone here on Mastodon/the Fediverse?

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Not me, but I'd be interested to hear from people who are, how they're liking it. I still can't touch Twitter, Reddit, etc. with a ten-foot pole (I've tried; my blood pressure didn't take it very well). On the other hand, these days someone could announce that they've found the cure for cancer, but …

Re: Frys electronics is Closing.

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Are you really unaware of a certain tiny problem over the past year, which has been killing retail businesses (and grocery stores, and restaurants) all over the world on an unprecedented scale? Your thesis aside, it's far from being an American-centric issue. As for Silicon Valley... as someone said …

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