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Re: I miss the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s

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I refuse to set foot in a self driving EV, especially if it's sold by snake oil salesman Elon Musk. Everything that guy is involved in is not all that innovative or an outright scam. Only the technologically ignorant think that guy is the second coming of Steve Jabs (another overrated con artist). …

Re: Market value for popular or rare classic computer hardware

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The above post is a ridiculous testament to people who have way, way too much money on their hands and are ruining the hobby, playing like putty into evil scalpers' free enterprise insanity. "Read it and weep" doesn't even begin to convey the absurdity of the spectacle. Many to most hobbies are no …

Re: Technological critique

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I feel the same. And what's even more irrational is that most of these "web apps" look worse than simple HTML pages. I find it funny, not to say confusing, that all those modern and minimalistic sites look almost like a blank HTML site, but require several megabytes (almost) worth of scripted code. …

Re: DOS file size limit

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Note that the Interrupt List for the seek function says for FAT32 drives, the file must have been opened with AX=6C00h with the "extended size" flag in order to expand the file beyond 2GB https://fd.lod.bz/rbil/interrup/dos_kernel/2142.html And the 6C00h function is called "EXTENDED OPEN/CREATE" …

Re: DOS file size limit

in DOS
I've been confused by, and trying to solve this problem for years now. It seems the DOS 7.1 Kernel does not support 4GB-1 (long. unsigned files), but it will support both FAT32 partitions (max filesize 4GB -1) and also 64-kb cluster sizes on FAT16 partitions which means those partitions can also ( …

Re: Any notable unofficial DOS conversions of games?

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Joselkiller - Metal Slug (DOS version not found yet) Great links, but man, I'd love to find that Metal Slug for DOS. It was called Josel Killer, and apparently was completed for DOS, as version 1.35 shows in your link above. All I could find (for *DOS*) was an old, incomplete demo version of …

Re: Sierra games and DOS vs. Windows

in DOS
KQ7 and MOTHER GOOSE (SVGA ver) where subsequently released as WINDOWS only, taking us into early 1995. Space Quest 6 I believe was SIERRA's first SVGA DOS-compatible release (mid 1995), maybe the LSL6 SVGA re-release was before it. Some SCI2.1 DOS requirements include DOS/4G and Video capability, …

Re: Just had to share. Windows 10 on flopies.

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Yes, and with quite efficient LZ4 compression, as well. So, 1713 disks is a vast overestimate. I'd be pretty confident that with good, high-dictionary .7z compression, and 1.8 mb floppies (20-sectors, 82 tracks), you could get Win10 LTSC down to under 100 floppies!

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

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Is that amazing progress or what! If you were to time travel back to 1992 and tell some random nerd that, by 2022, the average home internet connection would be capable of blasting bits to fixed storage faster than his $3500 MegaPC's internal cache can feed a hyper-pipelined, clock-doubled …

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