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Can VR be emulated/simulated?

in Milliways
So, VR is still expensive and I'm not going to get any set anytime soon. But, can be emulated or simulated? There are a few things you need to make it work: - Some kind of movement tracker. - Some kind of video output. - Some kind of device input. - Some kind of middleware compatible with any VR API …

Re: Technological critique

in Milliways
Why *exactly* was it necessary to come up with .NET in the first place...? Because they've tried to "assimilate" Java. That means extending it with propietary extensions until: a) any programmer was forced to use Microsoft products to ensure his code will work. b) any user is forced to use …

Re: Coil whine - fact or myth?

in Milliways
If I had a crad whining, I'd swap ASAP. No, seriously. Over the years, mi brain has been impressed with the idea that a PSU whining was either overloaded or soon to fail. Hearing a whine make me nervous.

Re: Technological critique

in Milliways
I'm highly biased against type 1 compact cassettes . ;) As a kid, I used cassetes mainly to play ZX Spectrum games so my player of choice used to be a cheap one (cheap cassettes were better for 8 bit computers). So it had no sense having good quality tapes to play through on low-grade speakers. …

Re: Technological critique

in Milliways
Nobody talks about standard batteries being substituted by (not standard) rechargeable ones? I still have digital cameras that uses AA batteries and a mp3 that uses AAA... but I know that my (better) Philips mp3 will be junk when the battery fails.

Re: Video cards memory upgrade hurdles

in Marvin \ Video
I think that R22 may be related to 2mb configuration, but no way to be sure (except you get the schematics). Also there are some other resistors unpopulated that may change card behaviour, and those resistors packs are placed at different places on the "bigger chips" card.

Re: Stunts game: your opinions/experience?

Meh. Somebody copied me that game, and (although I played it a lot) it would not be the racing game I'd play now. The cars offered is a thing that needed more development time. There were cars that were useless (even as a joke), while others were too similar. On the other hand, the track builder is …

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