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Re: Civilization 2 issues.

I mean first, is CIV2 actually installed to "c:\mps\civ2\"? Second, check the shortcut and make sure under it's properties, the working directory is "c:\mps\civ2\", assuming that is the correct directory. I actually have CIV2 installed in Win3.1 under DOSBOX in a similar manner, although I'm pretty …

Re: Vintage PC building and the ship of Theseus

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My gut reaction is that the motherboard is the most essential part of the build. Replace that, and you essentially are starting over with another computer entirely. It's the lynchpin of whatever capabilities you can bring out of all the other hardware you attach to it. To say nothing of how if you …

Re: I miss the 1980’s and 90’s

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I mean, clearly the 90's were just the best time. I kid, I know everyone has their own perspective. But the 90's didn't give us It's All About the Pentiums for nothing. If you were into technology, the leaps and strides taken from the 386 or 486 you might have started the decade with to the Pentium …

Re: make the case for owning a vintage computer

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Nostalgia is powerful, and sometimes only the real thing will give you what you need. Plus the experience of computing has changed significantly over the years, and not always for the better. I wasn't around for it, but I can definitely sympathize with people who have a fondness for how much direct …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I'm currently trying to discover the majesty of Master of Magic. I never played this back in the day. But I do recall gifting it to a nerd buddy of mine back in middle school. It was in this 4 pack of games that also included Master of Orion, and two others I completely forget. This was well after …

Re: Bethesda Launcher shutting down

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The only thing I had was a free copy of Arx Fatalis I got at some point. One launcher down, so many to go. Remember when people were pissed that they had to leave Steam running, consuming resources? I weep whenever I look at all the tasks running in Task Manager these days.

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Well, I beat the Secret of Monkey Island. I'm kind of blah about it. The characters were goofy and fun. Insult sword fighting lived up to it's legendary reputation. Solving the puzzles in Part 1 was fairly fun and intuitive for me. After that things went off the rails rather quickly. I remember when …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Well, after spending many months bouncing all over the place, I finally finished Return to Castle Wolfenstein . It was OK I guess. It looked as good as the Quake 3 engine ever did, and had that smooth game feel of most Carmack engines. But it's reliance on boring old hitscan enemies, especially …

Re: Has anyone else tested hardware that seems defective but comes back to life on it's own?

I had a few items I'd ordered in the winter months that showed up apparently dead. But after a few weeks of sitting at a relatively stable room temperature, they came right back to life and hummed along perfectly ever since. I think sitting in a freezing shipping truck for a few days just sent the …

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