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Re: Amount of old computer hardware produced ?

in Milliways
There are industry reports written (searches like "number of CPUs manufactured" reveal them but they cost money) and I'd guess you could get at some numbers by reading around individual products but I've next seen lists like we can see for games consoles it's an interesting thing. one thought I had …

Re: Was Deus Ex rough on contemporary hardware?

I first played it on an early 2000's spec machine, no probs. Just want to add it's one of the best games ever, I always wanted to wander round more in the cities, have more interaction, more clues, more excerpts to read and so on. Its setting and 'feel' were dark and prescient but the last 20 years …

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

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an interesting thread, I notice themes that I've thought over too attempts at creating marketing profiles / niches out of everything: e.g. gamer-this gamer-that. It's a cynical exploitation of human desire to feel a sense of belonging and identity disregard for the past, or at best charged twice. …

Re: Currently recommended C compiler for native DOS?

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I said a month ago I was wanting to make a video game for DOS. I'm not sure how powerful it's going to require or things like DOS extenders will be needed. For convenience sake, I was thinking about making it DOSbox and I'm unsure which compiler would be the best to use. assuming you are targeting …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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There are only few games that I have finished without cheating or just given up after one or few levels. cheat codes, especially 'god mode', often allow a greater appreciation of a game in my opinion. It's the removal of the narrow survival imperative - one can just enjoy the game mechanics, the …

Re: what cool retro thing would mean little to you?

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Model M / clicky "proper" keyboards is another one. Again about 10 years ago, I got lucky and obtained a couple of dusty but perfect examples of these from a tip shop for pocket change. Did not like. I can type a perfectly fine 50-100 wpm on any reasonable brand keyboard without really caring …

Re: what cool retro thing would mean little to you?

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on sound cards like GUS I'm in the same mind set - some cards may improve some games, and some soundcards are really good - but do they represent such a massive advance over fairly basic alternatives? It's one of those things that one can appreciate while not really intending to ever spend lots of …

what cool retro thing would mean little to you?

in Milliways
There are retro PC things, and indeed PCs, that are considered collectable and cool by many in the retro scene that you may think nothing much of for me two things jump to mind early voodoo cards : really there are a handful of games that benefit and the majority of games that do will get more from …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
a few confessions: - I don't miss CRTs either - Lots of old games that people get nostalgic over are not really that engaging (but some are really great!) - I didn't really believe the games you never tire of thread, "don't tire easily of provided I get a few weeks/months of not playing it" is …

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