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Re: How did you get started on retro computing?

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Like others, it was modern when I started. For PCs the crunch came when i upgraded from Pentium 100 with an SB16 clone to a PCI-only socket 370 and found there was no sound in DOS games. So that's when I properly became aware of hardware issues going forward. And more or less from that point I …

Re: What do you drive?

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Just swapped my old Subaru Forester (petrol, 2 litre, non-turbo) for a slightly less old Volvo XC70 (2.4 diesel, 185hp). Volvo is unsurprisingly much less agile (Subaru turns on a sixpence, has bags of grip), but more comfortable, much more powerful, gets better mpg, and has better fittings (that …

Re: Pc printers get worse and worse

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I eventually got sick of my Epson Stylus R300 inkjet, routinely getting blocked nozzles, wasting ink to clear them, and very expensive cartridges. Paper james from time to time. Cheap 3rd party cartridges from ebay worked for a few years but the printer also reached it's preset EOL (had to reset it …

Re: Members of Vogons, what shows do you currently watch?

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Just finished Twin Peaks season 3 (the 2019 series). Now on Web of Make Believe (netflix). Watched the Andy Warhol series too. And the Giger program on Amazon. And that program about Szukalski. Wish there would be another series of Midnight Diner. Couldn't even finish the first episodes of Stranger …

Re: It might be a good idea to open a session for Apple

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There were some really cool games back in the days of Ambrosia that were even exclusive to the Mac. Yes, the demise of Ambrosia was a great pity - a lot of their great older stuff didn't survive the shift to OSX let alone OSX on Intel Macs - as far as I could make out, anyway. They didn't release …

Re: Reasons to hate modern games

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Not relly. I think this is better illustrates differences between old and new: https://youtu.be/jPqwDGXxLhU i liked this one (makes me laugh anyway): https://youtu.be/W1ZtBCpo0eU These vids are fun, and they exist both ways: https://youtu.be/owYGxBtq7Io But they just make fun of a problem, not …

Re: Reasons to hate modern games

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There's a series of Youtube vids that illustrates my main problem with modern games perfectly: If Doom was done today They're ten years old by now, but still relevant :D Not relly. I think this is better illustrates differences between old and new: https://youtu.be/jPqwDGXxLhU i liked this one ( …

Re: Reasons to hate modern games

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Here's my 2c: Games as a Service Open World/Sandbox Filler/Bloat Lootbox/Microtransactions Season Pass (particularly before the game even launched) ETFs DRM Remake/Remasters Day 1 DLC/Patch Early Access Episodic Games Ultra Mega Super Duper Special Digital Editions 24 Hour Download Times Annual …

Re: The moment you were hooked

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I was hooked on PCs around 1986 but because they opened various opportunities for me, not gaming. Programming, stats/OR analysis, economic/simulation models, cellula automata, Byte magazine and the computing column that used to be in Scientific American. All of which is still where my heart is in …

Re: Reasons to hate modern games

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What I hate about games is: 1. Games that crash and clearly were never tested properly in the first place, then it turns out the company went bust and it never gets fixed. Nothing new there, that sort of thing has always happened but it's damn annoying anyway. 2. When my favourite MMORPG evolved in …

Re: Windows 11 - MS wants to get rid of HDDs for drive C:

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I've never used an SSD or felt the need to get one, but it does look like the prices have come down to where the modestly sized ones are attractive compared to HDDs. Kind of in the same boat. I use 10 on a system with 4 or 5 hard drives, mostly 500gb or 1TB. Periodically it takes a long time from …

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