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Re: Why do PC first person shooters use checkpoints?

in Milliways
...A free save system gives everyone a choice. Some folks don't want to become FPS experts, they just want to play the game for fun, to enjoy the story, or the visuals, or whatever... This. No one is forcing the purist to save a lot - and if they want to impose personal discipline let them have at …

Re: Favourite version of Windows?

in Milliways
At the time I was ready to drop 95 in the wastepaper basket when 98 came out. But I still have a fondness for 95 - especially now that I've had time to carefully install and set it up. I like 95c quite a lot now and install it in preference to 98 on most of my 95-1999 retro builds. I stuck with 98se …

Re: Acronis Alternatives?

in Milliways
I might try Macrium again. My first pass was unpleasant, but neither is AHI so it's worth another look. At this point I'm not adverse to paying - so long as it's clear, simple and works. I've used Easeus utilities before and they worked pretty well - maybe they have a trial version. Thanks all...

Re: Why do PC first person shooters use checkpoints?

in Milliways
I agree with the OP that *most* gamers prefer being able to save when they want/need to. That said if a checkpoint design has enough save points it's less of an issue, but even then I find the in-game save hicups a distraction - so the more of them the more of a distraction. The classic "load up new …

Acronis Alternatives?

in Milliways
I upgraded to W10 a few months ago. I'm very pleased with the new system with one caveat - I had to move on from the W7 iterations of Acronis Home Image to the most recent AHI-2019. I'm not at all happy with it's super confusing/opaque functionality. Anyone out there use a comparable suite that lets …

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