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Re: What game series did you stop getting and why?

in Milliways
Interesting, seems most people last about 3-4 titles, Doesn't matter if they started out as dos titles or later windows titles. I'm not sure what to make of that but interesting all the same! I've noticed the pattern elsewhere too with a few exceptions, band's best albums : first few movie series …

Re: Specs advice for my new retro-pc

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. In the end these are the final specs of my retro-PC: - ASUS P2B-F - Intel Pentium II 400 Mhz - 512 Mb RAM - Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 (ISA, CT4520) - Creative 3D Blaster Banshee (AGP, CT6750) - CD-ROM and floppy 3.5'' Not bad for a total cost of 25 …

Re: What is your unconscious motive for retro hardware ?

in Milliways
I hated computer stores and I don't mind that they are replaced by webshops now. I always had to travel 1-2 hours to the nearest city if I wanted anything computer related, even if it was just a new mouse or a pack of CDs. Small towns and villages suck if you don't have a car and have to take the …

Re: Chia cryptocurrency - Mining on HDD and SSD

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Never would've thought that my 2.66GHz Pentium M and Radeon X600SE powered file server would be good at any kind of cryptocurrency mining It isn't. You need modern multicore CPU and large capacity SSD (480Gb+, preferably NVME) for efficient mining. that helps decide any purchases i might make, keep …

Re: Chia cryptocurrency - Mining on HDD and SSD

in Milliways
I can't believe there's still people like this... on a computer forum no less... you'd think we'd be kinda scientific here. Counter point: How many computer users do you know that hold weird illogical superstitions about how their computers work or firmly believe in computing urban legends? :P " …

Re: What is your unconscious motive for retro hardware ?

in Milliways
Also when happens to talk to other people or in other forums about this point of view, it looks like most wouldn't accept anything different than the modern tech situation while at the same time can't seems to see how digital needs are basically the same of the late 90's. Some time ago in another …

Re: Resurrecting a Deskpro 4000

I'm working on a Deskpro 4000 as retro project for running OS/2 & DOS. Probably mostly games, but I was a big OS/2 guy in the late 90s, so seeing it running on period hardware again is what got the ball rolling. The base Deskpro is a 5166MMX which is similiar, but not quite identical, to one I had …

Re: What game series did you stop getting and why?

in Milliways
I started wondering about this the other day when my brother said he was playing Warcraft 3 at the moment. I like Warcraft 1 and 2 but even back in 2002 something about Warcraft3 just didn't grab me and lost interest in the franchise as a whole. My top 3 series are (as in owning titles) C&C/RA. I …

Re: What game series did you stop getting and why?

in Milliways
I started wondering about this the other day when my brother said he was playing Warcraft 3 at the moment. I like Warcraft 1 and 2 but even back in 2002 something about Warcraft3 just didn't grab me and lost interest in the franchise as a whole. My top 3 series are (as in owning titles) C&C/RA. I …

Re: What is your unconscious motive for retro hardware ?

in Milliways
I also miss that there was a certain "bar of entry" of sorts. Not so much the financial one, but the technical one. back then the online world was for the enthusiasts, around 1996 the 'masses' starting pouring in and that was fine for a while, then it all got dotcom bust silly but at the same time …

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