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Reply 740 of 774, by appiah4

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I was only half serious, I like Phil and enjoy watching his videos. I wish he returned to being more active here. I believe shit hit the fan over his electromyne involvement, which caused him to just silently pack up and leave. At the end of the day, who cares? Small bunch of people causing too much noise as usual..

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Reply 742 of 774, by appiah4

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badmojo wrote:
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Small bunch of people causing too much noise as usual..

And making "half serious" comments.

Unfortunately neither witty nor accurate.

Try harder.

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Reply 743 of 774, by Tetrium

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I think Phil played a crucial role here and he really helped around a lot here 😀
Or at least he certainly had a positive influence on here 😜

If anyone wants to know what exactly happened, why not just ask him? It's not like he disappeared from the face of the earth 🤣

But in the end, people come and people go...and people come back. Maybe he will come back one day and best is if the pace he comes back to will still be worth coming back to 😀

I still watch his vids from time to time, but time is something I do not have a lot of lately.

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Reply 744 of 774, by maverick85

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Phil, I challenge you to build the ultimate balls to the wall windows xp build
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQDEWNs7e5M

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Reply 746 of 774, by mirh

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PhilsComputerLab wrote on 2016-08-24, 09:31:

Half-Life on 3dfx Voodoo Banshee on a Super Socket 7 retro gaming PC

DFI SS7 motherboard, K6-III+ 550 MHz, 128 MB RAM, ELSA Victory II 3dfx Voodoo Banshee and a Aureal Vortex 2 sound card.

Listen to this video with headphones for that awesome A3D 3D sound over headphones experience. I recorded the audio via optical cable, thanks to ZanQuance, he wrote me a fix to get this going.

Did you also apply other fixes by any chance?
I see that you may have been more informed then, than the first time you tried to record HL... But as far as Zan once told me, using the latest api version was a no go to get a decent quality.

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Reply 748 of 774, by Stiletto

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mirh wrote on 2020-01-31, 14:22:

Did you also apply other fixes by any chance?

mirh, PhilsComputerLab has been gone from VOGONS for several years now, and I don't think he's coming back. You will have to find him elsewhere if it is truly important.

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Reply 749 of 774, by SpectriaForce

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Tetrium wrote on 2017-12-12, 01:38:
I think Phil played a crucial role here and he really helped around a lot here :) Or at least he certainly had a positive influe […]
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I think Phil played a crucial role here and he really helped around a lot here 😀
Or at least he certainly had a positive influence on here 😜

If anyone wants to know what exactly happened, why not just ask him? It's not like he disappeared from the face of the earth 🤣

But in the end, people come and people go...and people come back. Maybe he will come back one day and best is if the pace he comes back to will still be worth coming back to 😀

I still watch his vids from time to time, but time is something I do not have a lot of lately.

I've learned a lot from watching his Youtube videos, that are in general useful tutorials, reviews or benchmarks. He's not always right and benchmarks / comparisons are not always 'perfect' (comparing apples with oranges in some videos), but respect from me for how much work he puts into making the videos. I've seen that nowadays he focuses on more recent pc hardware, stuff that doesn't have my interest. I would like to see more benchmark videos containing hardware from the period 1995-2005. He can still make a ton of (unique) videos about that period of hardware.

I sell 'ridiculously expensive' retro hardware to people like you. I feel sorry for that.

Reply 750 of 774, by The Serpent Rider

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He can still make a ton of (unique) videos about that period of hardware.

That would require to focus on quality over quantity at this point. Frankly, his recent videos about building yet another generic Win9x build or some such are very derivative.

He's not always right and benchmarks / comparisons are not always 'perfect' (comparing apples with oranges in some videos)

They are not only "not perfect", but sometimes are outright misleading, without proper context.

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Reply 751 of 774, by Joseph_Joestar

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The Serpent Rider wrote on 2020-02-21, 15:55:

They are not only "not perfect", but sometimes are outright misleading, without proper context.

I spotted a few minor mistakes in some of Phil's videos, but overall I think he's doing a fantastic job.

Very high production values, solid info for people who are just getting (back) into PC retro gaming and a wide selection of devices reviewed. I learned a lot from watching his stuff, especially with regards to sound cards.

Using Audigy drivers with a Sound Blaster Live
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Reply 752 of 774, by appiah4

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I was hoping Phil's videos would evolve into more in depth and informative content like the stuff HighTreason makes (and I wish he would make more of them..) but it really devolved into.. weirdness for lack of a better definition..

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Reply 753 of 774, by texterted

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Well, if you can do better? You know where Youtube is.

I'll look forward to your content.

Cheers

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Reply 754 of 774, by TheMobRules

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texterted wrote on 2020-02-21, 19:04:

Well, if you can do better? You know where Youtube is.

I'll look forward to your content.

Well, I also happen to think that Phil's channel took a nosedive in quality when it started focusing on modern stuff or downright bizarre hardware (such as those unbranded not old but not really new motherboards from China? WTF?). Doesn't mean I need to become a YouTuber if I don't like the content, in the same way I don't have to become a chef if I don't like the food that is served at a restaurant.

A shame really, a lot of his 386/486/MIDI stuff was really nice, but he doesn't seem to care about that at all now.

Reply 755 of 774, by appiah4

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texterted wrote on 2020-02-21, 19:04:

Well, if you can do better? You know where Youtube is.

I'll look forward to your content.

Oh, really? Now it takes being able to do it better to criticize something?

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Reply 756 of 774, by texterted

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It's easy to criticise, difficult to create. If you don't like something, don't watch it.

Cheers

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Reply 757 of 774, by Doornkaat

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texterted wrote on 2020-02-21, 20:55:

It's easy to criticise, difficult to create. If you don't like something, don't watch it.

Reasonable criticism isn't bad and discussion isn't either. In this case it was simply a wish for more in depth content. Feedback and constructive criticism are important when looking to improve things. They're a good thing, wouldn't you agree?

That's why I strongly disagree with the "don't like it don't watch it" argument in reaction to non-destructive negative criticism. Do you understand what I mean?

Nobody's saying you aren't supposed to enjoy those videos or trying to dictate their opinion. What's the problem with others expressing an opinion different from yours?

Reply 758 of 774, by Carlos S. M.

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-02-21, 17:36:

I was hoping Phil's videos would evolve into more in depth and informative content like the stuff HighTreason makes (and I wish he would make more of them..) but it really devolved into.. weirdness for lack of a better definition..

Phill isn't the same as he used to be before, in the old times, his channel was purely for "retro computing", now he's too much focused in modern computers and lost focus and enphasis in retro stuff, plus he's heavily criticized and disliked/hated by part of the community since the electromynie drama back in 2017

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Reply 759 of 774, by schmatzler

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Carlos S. M. wrote on 2020-02-21, 23:15:

since the electromynie drama back in 2017

There was drama? They were his sponsor and I got a few great parts from them with his voucher codes. Good deal for me - I mean, a man's gotta eat.

I agree that his latest videos seem very generic and uninspired though.
That Audigy 2 ZS video seemed to be a bit rushed, for example. He just installed all of the bloat from the CD and made it look like that's the only way to make it run on Win98.
"It forces DirectX 9 and WDM" - bro, just install the drivers manually without the setup.exe.

I also couldn't care less about [Generic chinese motherboard #7382], but I have to say that the videos are pretty well produced if you just look at time, editing and how the information is presented.
HighTreason sometimes rants on for an hour with a shaky camera in a dimly lit room - sorry, my eyes are too old for this to be enjoyable. 😀 I've grown fond of people like RetroSpector78, TechTangents, RetroManCave, Nostalgia Nerd and CuriousMarc- they produce their videos very well without them being too long.