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Re: VPC- Windows Millennium

in PC Emulation
These are just cosmetic problems? I wouldn't worry about it. ETA: A more serious problem I have encountered with VPC2007 and W98SE/ WME is that the video driver malfunctions if the virtual machine is rebooted in full screen mode. Are you also encountering this problem?

Re: Best Chess for Win9X?

in Windows
Jo22 wrote on 2020-12-22, 04:42: I remember Fritz from the last century.Ran the Win 3.1 version mainly, but I *think* there also was a Win32 version. That's version 4. I have it installed in DOSBox, but also have a link to the executable on my desktop. (Same for Freecell)

Re: Best Chess for Win9X?

in Windows
If you want 'eye candy' there is Star Wars Chess which was released in both DOS and Windows versions. It is similar in style to Battle Chess. The DOS version comes on 14 floppy disks IIRC.

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

in Milliways
TBH, I don't really care about the later movies. However the original 1977 Star Wars is hugely important from a film history POV, yet the only place you can see it today - unmodified - is the Library of Congress: https://mashable.com/2015/12/17/star-wars-original-cut/?europe=true Lucas's OCD went …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

in Milliways
Thanks for the infos, guys. This has been helpful. Who remembers all the controversy over George Lucas endlessly modifying his SW movies? There is still, as far as I'm aware, no legal way to view the original 1977 film that won all the awards and caused all the buzz. ETA: I have installed the …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

in Milliways
Related issue: How are people recording Windows audio nowadays? In the XP era you would use the Stereo Mix/"What U Hear" recording device as an audio input. This has been entirely removed from modern Windows versions though. I normally just launch one of my retro machines when I want to do this, but …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

in Milliways
OT, but I notice that the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) no longer allows download of its images. This is a return to its original policy, many years ago, but worse, because you can no longer bypass it by disabling JavaScript, and the source code doesn't contain any obvious image URLs. I'm …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

in Milliways
I'm glad YouTube finally got rid of "Recommended for you" videos. People have been complaining about this for years. Is there anyone, anywhere, who wants to see video recommendations unrelated to the video they are watching?

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