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Re: Run apps requiring CD/DVD without a disk image or a disk drive

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There is a Microsoft support page for fixing Code 19 with CDROM drives. It could be corrupted registry entries indeed, although your output does not show any filters... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/your-cd-or-dvd-drive-is-not-recognized-by-windows-or-other-programs-64da3690-4c1d-ef04- …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Meatball wrote on 2023-02-07, 15:41: I played Ultimate Doom via GZDoom and played through the "Knee-deep in the Dead" level for the first time ever; much more satisfying. I'll pick up the rest of the game later. I still believe original Doom levels are better experienced through a more vanilla-like …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I played Portal yesterday for the first time. My own self fulfilment of that classic xkcd comic , except that we can change it's "Early 2013" to "Early 2023 ". Thus, I am a decade later, than a meme about lateness. Yay for that. I haven't even played Portal yet. But I played Beyond Good & Evil ( …

Re: Memories of Win 8.1 as it goes EOL

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Windows Vista Ultimate with all the updates behaves essentially like Windows 7, its a rock solid OS on appropriate hardware, I cant really fault it. Except with far far far less software support. And no, I don't want to resort to hacks (KernelEx-equivalents and the like). I would much rather do an …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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1. I never used WASD for movement in any game in my life. Using the arrows I have a comfortable and adequately spaced radius of keys all around it to use for all type of games, I just can't understand WASD. When using the mouse with the right hand and the keyboard with the left hand, WASD (or ESDF) …

Re: Windows XP antivirus

I understand where you are coming from, but I got a WinXP installation trashed in 30min w/o doing anything clearly stupid but doing google searches and downloading stuff from "reputable" sites. If your XP is patched to SP2 at least, and you are surfing at least from behind a simple NAT router, the …

Re: Game box cover art vs in-game graphics

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Though of course the A. I. of your companions is largely fixed now in the PC game, via the fan-made patch v1.3, so the N64 version has lost the advantage there, since now in the PC game the companions can actually help you in combat. And they can also be disabled in v1.3. Technically, I think they …

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