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Re: Booting FreeDOS from a vinyl record (YouTube video)

in Milliways
Impressive indeed. And I thought loading 8-bit software from a C15 was retro. Maybe for his next trick he could try a wax cylinder? Or these ancient music programme sheets that were once used for automatic pianos? The only older technology I can think of is the one that served in ancient weaving …

Re: Windows 95/98 games you never get tired of?

in Windows
Starcraft/Broodwar I'm so lame that I only started playing it on Vista. Now 10 years later and on Windows 7 I'm still stuck half-way through the Brood War campaign... Just wait until you hit Omega (very last level in Broodwar) then the struggle really begins. Took me an age to get through that one.

Re: Programming on DOS/Windows 95/98

On DOS mainly Borland Turbo C++ 3.0 and a couple of the Turbo Pascal compilers. Then migrated to DJGPP because it made code easier to port between DOS and Linux platforms. Free Pascal compiler is also handy because its very similar to Turbo Pascal (you can just move code directly between them …

Re: MicroProse Resurrected!

in Milliways
A couple of new games from Drakeling Labs are being published by them on steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/793560/Warfare_1944/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/736590/Ope … Harsh_Doorstop/

Re: 42

in Milliways
Only the 42nd anniversary, I thought it was older than that. Maybe I'm thinking of the books instead of the radio show, not sure which came first. I still remember watching the TV series (yes, I saw the more recent film and kind of regretted it instantly).

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