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PCMag 1995 video reviews

Postby swaaye » 2008-11-19 @ 06:08

I have this ancient PC Magazine CD edition from 1995. The one and only issue I bought. It was an interesting idea for them to try. Basically it has articles on it and "multimedia" like some video reviews.

Video reviews of archaic DOS machines. Excited now? lol

Well I put them on Youtube. One is about the hotness of 120 and 133 MHz Pentium desktops/towers and the other is about the wicked 486 and low-clock Pentium notebooks of the day. DOS gamer euphoria, indeed. And I get all tickled looking at those prices. Oh the good 'ol days!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcnP4-3bKVA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igQ0vbqSL2Q

And yeah that Thinkpad 755CD is so mine as soon as one pops up on eBay. $7,000 of ex-amazingfulness and wavetable audio! Well, maybe I'm happy with DOSBOX actually... Wonder if that's an OPL4 or what.
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Re: PCMag 1995 video reviews

Postby Cloudschatze » 2008-11-20 @ 02:25

swaaye wrote:Wonder if that's an OPL4 or what.


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Re: PCMag 1995 video reviews

Postby swaaye » 2008-11-20 @ 03:09

Heh. I forgot all about Mwave (aside from the retailer with the same name). Well I imagine that it's not the best solution for DOS gaming then.

I wonder if any notebooks ever had an AWE integrated. I guess that's doubtful though considering how many chips it took to make one. That's why I was thinking OPL4. I'm not sure I know of any other wavetable options in those old machines. The notebooks I used back then all had ESS audio of some sort.
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Re: PCMag 1995 video reviews

Postby Moogle! » 2008-11-20 @ 04:11

Yes. I have both an 755 and a 760. MWave blows. There are some 760s with ESS chips in them, though.
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Re: PCMag 1995 video reviews

Postby bestemor » 2008-11-23 @ 05:49

If you like this stuff, this page should provide a few hundred hrs of fabulous fun from wayback when... :happyhappy:

http://www.archive.org/details/computerchronicles
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Re: PCMag 1995 video reviews

Postby swaaye » 2008-11-24 @ 20:13

Yeah this looks entertaining. :)
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