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edneil
Posted 2016-11-02 5:47 PM (#12)
Subject: Introduce Yourself!


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(Yes I know this is cliched but whatever...)

It's too quiet here right now, so why not?

As I am writing this I realise I have no idea what a good 'introduce yourself' thread needs nor how to word it!

Here's an idea: Who you are, what you like to do?

In which case... I'm Ed (although the user name may have given that away), also known as 'classicmacintosh' on various other parts of the internet.

When I'm not at work (MSP) I poke about with computers (shock, horror) and just generally mess about.

(God that was terrible!)

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DXZeff
Posted 2016-11-02 9:46 PM (#16 - in reply to #12)
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I think the thread is a good idea, these are obligatory on most forums anyway. Anyways, welcome aboard classicmacintosh / Ed!

I guess it's pointless me writing in here, but, I'm High Treason, real name Paul, and I'm some boring bloke who plays with DOS more than is probably good for me. I also seem to find time for synthesizers and other old hardware, generally anything that runs on electricity, the kind of things your parents would have hated you getting for Christmas as a kid.
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techboy411
Posted 2016-11-02 9:55 PM (#17 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!


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My name is Daniel and i'm named "techboy411" on alot of sites... i like that name.

I'm the wierdo who loves Vista and 8.1 .
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DXZeff
Posted 2016-11-02 10:16 PM (#19 - in reply to #17)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Hey, you made it! Nice to have you here dude! As a Vista fan you'll be glad to know that the Virtual Server here is running on Windows 2008 which was built from the Vista code base.
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cj71984
Posted 2016-11-03 1:23 AM (#22 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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My name is Chris i don't usually post on forums due the the fact people are rude ... but i have had the gamer tag Gameoverman for like 21 years.. if i killed you in counter-strike , or steamed rolled over your base in Command&Conquer sorry . i like computer , electronics , video games and guns . oh i have horrible grammar and don't really care
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Daniel
Posted 2016-11-03 10:30 PM (#29 - in reply to #22)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!


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the names Daniel, can't you tell by my profile name? damn..

done tech support at college, do tech support for a local ISP.
always around to give some input on techie questions.

college used to be fun right dxzeff?
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DXZeff
Posted 2016-11-04 1:53 AM (#32 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Hahaha, yeah in a way it was. If I could go back I'd have stuck with leaving on the first day though, I only stayed because Mr. Flanders wanted me off the course - I'm tempted to try sneaking that video up here, but it's not mine and I'd worry it came back to bite the responsible party in the ass somehow.

The things I remember most about that year are Rob calling everyone a peasant only to go on and have a breakdown the next year (Karma sucks), that other Danny threatening to knock me out and running when I waited for him at the foot of the stairs, and somehow managing to do almost a years work in the last hour. Still think I should have passed the web unit too and I still have no idea why I wasn't allowed to show the Global Warming video other than it being a deliberate attempt to fail me. Might actually be going back next year, but I won't be doing IT. Believe it or not, I never wanted to work with computers and it was only a hobby, but everyone set everything out for that and pushed me towards it. In reality I wanted to do plumbing, probably would have to do gas fitting as well as I think it's a requirement now.


I still have at least partial archives of the web sites I ran back then, as horrible as they were. I remember the one on AOL Hometown the best, that was a mess. Might come back with some screenies and rsources from it if I stumble across it as I'm digging in old files for when I get around to making a video about my Pentium D anyway, planning to look back at some of the earlier stuff it did, especially pre-YouTube... There's some really horrible stuff lurking in my archives.
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Robman
Posted 2016-11-04 5:14 PM (#33 - in reply to #32)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Never fear! Robman's here!
Hey, I'm Rob from Canada... I enjoy Build Engine games but mostly Shadow Warrior and my favourite hobby is motocross.
I also have lots of old computer "kit" as Paul would say.




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Ahcruna
Posted 2016-11-04 9:59 PM (#35 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Hi I'm Alex, I've been using the Ahcruna nickname since the days of Doom modem-play and TEN
I'm obsessed with old hardware and I find Pauls videos really entertaining
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Nikolaos
Posted 2016-11-04 10:30 PM (#37 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Hi, Nikolaos here, no weird user name . I entered the forum because of the really awesome youtube videos of DXZeff (high treason). My first retro PC experience was with a friend's Hyundai 8086 and my first own PC has a 80386 SX33 with no hard drive :D. The first PC I build was a celeron 333 slot 1...

I recently started collecting old computer stuff, I currently have a couple of pIIs and pIIs. Fortunately I found some good ISA sound cards for proper dos sound.

It is really tricky to find anything older than a PII here (Finland), I guess people just throw them to recycling...

Thanks for setting up this board!


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DXZeff
Posted 2016-11-05 2:39 AM (#41 - in reply to #12)
Subject: RE: Introduce Yourself!



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@Robman; Good to see you over here! As you can probably tell, the version of this board you once knew has long since gone, though I think I still have a backup of the flat database I was using back then. I seem to think I was accidentally stealing your color scheme at that time too. I maintain that I didn't do that deliberately, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

@Ahcruna; I've seen you around in my comments before, welcome aboard! It's funny, part of me misses having to rely on dial-up modems, but another part of me is glad they're not much of a thing anymore. I remember the TEN days, just, even managed to play Shadow Warrior on it once or twice on someone's subscription, it all felt very futuristic back then. I keep pondering whether it's worth haiving a telephone line emulator to hand or not.

@Nikolaos; I have a friend who would approve of your first build, he got started on a Celeron 333 and he has fond memories of it. Pentium II machines are a good platform though, you can do a lot with Slot 1, especially if you do have access to ISA sound cards. They'll run DOS stuff, they'll even slow down if you mess with the cache, but they'll also run quite far into the Windows side too. Indeed, recycling seems to be a problem the world over these days, it's sickening to think how much has gone to waste. Good to have you over here.

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As mentioned yesterday when responding to Daniel, here's some college-era crap that would otherwise be happily forgotten about;


Should I look into modifying the IMG MBBS code to act more like it does on other forums, with an opening and closing tag instead of just IMG= as it is now? It would probably make it easier to copy and paste image codes from external websites. I don't know if it's possible, I'd have to screw around in the back end of the forum software, but I'm happy to give it a try.

That aside, I wonder if you remember any of this Daniel? The first image is a partial backup of my memory stick from some point when I was in college almost a decade ago. It seems my YouTube channel already existed because HTMOCFF.MPG is the original edit of my first video there. In another folder I backed up, I have the raw images for the matrix-head logo and for some other videos, but the resources for that one appear to be gone. On the logo thing though, you can see rubbish versions of my logo that were never used along with an intro sound I definitely didn't put to use. Some of the ZIP files, DOCs and PPTs contain college work. Among the files is a backup of my "Anti-college" website, primarily created to irritate IT Services, bypass some restrictions on the college systems and get people out of paying the ridiculous 20p-per-page it cost to print anything. Sadly the images are missing, but they involved the Hull College statue logo on fire and a modification of their "Inspired for Life" graphic which survives in its textual form only. The website was hosted at AOL Hometown and did not last long before being replaced, hosted elsewhere with extra features and tools I wrote (badly) instead of random crap from the web along with a more coherent layout (Hey, I edited the old version in the shot with Notepad on my lunch break, cut me some slack). I dropped leaflets off the top of the stairs to advertise the site and traffic picked up, I'd walk past the library, seeing more people using the site as it grew, eventually being noticed by IT Services and traveling as far as the Principal. It was a difficult disciplinary to get out of. Daniel may remember it happening, though he had no part in it so wasn't in the disciplinary itself. I got out of trouble because they didn't know the URL - I have no idea how they missed that, but IT Services were legendarily incompetent - so they took my memory stick from my bag without permission to obtain the evidence instead. I noticed the local address on the printouts and turned the tables by stating the teacher had violated my privacy rights, so if he wanted to continue to use it as evidence it was going to cause him more trouble than it would me. Otherwise, if the evidence went away I'd make the problem disappear and forget the incident ever happened. Needless to say, the evidence suddenly disappeared from the table, meaning the disciplinary was worthless because he could only say "Well... we have reason to believe you're hosting a website that..." to which I responded, "Any proof?" and he merely stared at the stack of printouts before sighing and saying "Unfortunately, no." before calling the whole thing done. If you'd met the guy, you'd probably understand why I was such an asshole to him, I certainly wasn't alone in feeling an immense dislike towards him. Admittedly, however, I was a complete douche as a teenager which likely didn't help... Evidently I also designed crappy websites too, it's probably just as well I used a pre-made forum this time around. I did make the template here though.

Ack, that came out longer than I wanted it to. I just derailed a thread on my own board, should I be penalized? Actually, that sounds kinda fun. :P
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Robman
Posted 2016-11-05 5:04 AM (#42 - in reply to #41)
Subject: RE: Introduce Yourself!



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DXZeff - 2016-11-04 10:39 AM

@Robman; Good to see you over here! As you can probably tell, the version of this board you once knew has long since gone, though I think I still have a backup of the flat database I was using back then. I seem to think I was accidentally stealing your color scheme at that time too. I maintain that I didn't do that deliberately, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Always good to see you too buddy.
Indeed I was expecting the previous forum's format and I wouldn't blame you if you did purloin my color scheme a wee bit.. it's a sexy one!
Seriously though, I really like the vibe you've got going on here with this one, it feels retro but professional and I like the post count correlating to old pc processors. Seems like it could be fun and popular. Heck there's already a decent amount of activity here and it just started. If it's running on your own personal server and such, I hope you keep it online and that it prospers :D

DXZeff - 2016-11-04 10:39 AM
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Ack, that came out longer than I wanted it to. I just derailed a thread on my own board, should I be penalized? Actually, that sounds kinda fun. :P


I hope the moderator lets it slide just this once, haha.



Edited by Robman 2016-11-05 5:05 AM
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Ahcruna
Posted 2016-11-06 7:27 PM (#65 - in reply to #41)
Subject: RE: Introduce Yourself!



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DXZeff - 2016-11-05 2:39 AM

@Ahcruna; I've seen you around in my comments before, welcome aboard! It's funny, part of me misses having to rely on dial-up modems, but another part of me is glad they're not much of a thing anymore. I remember the TEN days, just, even managed to play Shadow Warrior on it once or twice on someone's subscription, it all felt very futuristic back then. I keep pondering whether it's worth haiving a telephone line emulator to hand or not.



Yeah we've chatted a couple of times in 3DRealms and Duke4.
I didn't starts watching your videos until (I think) you did a Blood lets play though
your parody of LGR sealed the deal for me though. hilarious stuff.

also for the dial-up thing, I've heard people buying adapters for the Sega Saturn so they would be able to play net-link hehe


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Daniel
Posted 2016-11-08 9:58 PM (#73 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!


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lol, i do indeed remember Danny... wasn't he the one who used to watch porn in class? went on to work for the IT team at college.. seems they needed more morons.
Bypassing printing was a god send, remember networking class? where you owned my "test computer"..made it pink etc remotely, those were simple times.

sam flanders was alright, seemed college had it in for you though :p
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DXZeff
Posted 2016-11-09 11:20 AM (#74 - in reply to #73)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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@Achruna; Ah... yeah... Blood... good god, every time I go near that thing something goes wrong. It stands as the weirdest Let's Play I have ever recorded, both attempts that still exist. The second one has stranger things than the game bugging out because at times you can hear a faint voice at times, even stranger is that it sounds like a woman and I've only picked up on it so much recently. Occasionally you can hear someone coughing as if they were right behind me and yet, the whole thing was recorded in the early hours and nobody else was around. All I can guess is radio interference or something, but still can't really vouch for the reliability of the game in general and would even go against my usual insistence of using real hardware - it's one for DOSBox.

@Daniel; Yeah, he used to be allowed to bring his muddy bike into class too, I had to keep mine outside where people slashed my tires and stuff, security tried to fine me a couple of times too. It didn't stop me beating your bus to town every morning though. Yeah, I never actually saw that guy doing any work, so no doubt he got full distinctions, probably got full EMA as well, he'd fit right in to IT Services. Ricky failed though, I know that, because three years later he was taking the same course and, surprise, still hadn't joined the army.
I had no choice but to cheat printing, it wasn't like I could afford it otherwise, given I wasn't even eating because I couldn't afford to do that most of the time... I swear if I ever see another Wham bar I'll kill someone. I do, however, remember offering to print at home only to present my work on 15x11 fanfold paper from my wide dot matrix printer, as those were all I had and it wasn't technically against the rules so they had to accept it, my file didn't fit on the shelf properly as a result because they weren't allowed to fold it, serve them right.
I do remember screwing with things in practical, I also remember overclocking one of those machines just for the hell of it.

I'm not sure what I did to upset them to be honest. I didn't seem to get in shit in Amanda's class, or Andy's. Amanda was a strict cow and believed in rules, but she also believed in those same rules for everyone in the room so I had respect for her. Andy was cool though.
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RobW0lf
Posted 2016-11-14 11:53 PM (#78 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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Rob here, I'm just a guy who spends pretty much all of his spare time playing around with computers, whether old or new. I rarely post on forums (Vogons was an awful experience from the few posts I made, two got deleted) and I thought making an account here would be worth a shot. Got into messing with older systems after stumbling upon @DXZeff's vids 4 years back, it''s what kick-started my interest in older systems.
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Ahcruna
Posted 2016-11-15 10:12 PM (#80 - in reply to #74)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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DXZeff - 2016-11-09 11:20 AM

@Achruna; Ah... yeah... Blood... good god, every time I go near that thing something goes wrong. It stands as the weirdest Let's Play I have ever recorded, both attempts that still exist. The second one has stranger things than the game bugging out because at times you can hear a faint voice at times, even stranger is that it sounds like a woman and I've only picked up on it so much recently. Occasionally you can hear someone coughing as if they were right behind me and yet, the whole thing was recorded in the early hours and nobody else was around. All I can guess is radio interference or something, but still can't really vouch for the reliability of the game in general and would even go against my usual insistence of using real hardware - it's one for DOSBox.


when I think about it, I've never finished Blood with the expansion. even though I love that game.

Man, Blood II is cursed. I have never had so much hardware fail because of that thing.
I do have the GoG version, but have yet to try and replay it. I'm never running it on real hardware again though, the early Lithtech engine is possessed by the devil himself.
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DXZeff
Posted 2016-11-16 8:23 AM (#81 - in reply to #80)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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@RobW0lf; Good to see you here. You'll be glad to know deletion isn't on the agenda and will only happen if people really cross a line - i.e; breaking laws or attempting to deliberately cripple the forum software, lines people generally don't cross anyway and conditions I think you'll agree are reasonable. Personally I'd rather only use the admin account for general maintenance and making sure things are running the way they're supposed to. In response to your post about the Phenom, feel free, it seems to be a popular platform and I can see why. Definitely starting to think I should fix mine just for fun, or as a potential replacement for the video wall controller which is currently a tad slow and I'm sure the Phenom probably has the balls to drive four low-res displays in software.

@Ahcruna; Some day I might go through and make a compilation of all the oddities I ran into in the first game. I have limited experience with Blood 2 as it doesn't like running at all, searching the web it seems this is common and finding the right patches is a pain, even then they don't always work. The only time I got it to run for any extended amount of time was on a Pentium II, the old 300MHz one, an it looked weird. Textures did not draw so it looked like a mixture of flat and gouraud shaded polygons, solid pixel particle effects and low frame rate with a tendency to exit to desktop at a moments notice. I never got it running again and lost the disc, I found it when moving but have a feeling it was in a box that didn't make it. The game felt underwhelming after the first one, as if it had no soul, it was completely different. All I can think of when I remember it is the swamp of dull colors and derpy AI yelling "I'll take your blood!" or "You will die a slow, slow death!" as Caleb unenthusiastically repeats "Make the hurting stop." and uncharacteristically screeching like a pussy when he gets hit. Actually, a lot of his lines sound like a completely different character to the first game despite being the same actor.
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Ahcruna
Posted 2016-11-16 6:50 PM (#82 - in reply to #12)
Subject: Re: Introduce Yourself!



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@DXZeff; wow I couldn't agree more about Blood II. The only line I actually remember that I liked was the "It's howdy doody time kiddies, the bad man is here"
not sure how far I actually made it in that game, it was somewhere after the Cabalco tower or a monastery fight with a beast. somewhere around there the game started killing off hardware, the first thing to go was my first Voodoo2 actually
I never had any problem running that game with era specific hardware, but from what I can remember, I fried 3 graphic cards and 1 CPU. I have no idea what could have caused it and to be honest I don't want to try again to find out.
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ComradeKek
Posted 2016-11-17 8:39 PM (#83 - in reply to #12)
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I'm ComradeKek or just plain old J.P. a twat just slightly south of you High Treason in Lancashire. This particular twat has been following you on both channels some time now...into classic computing but never got into the more technical side of things and your channel helped me do that dude so thanks.

You're just about the only cunt on YouTube whos keeping shit interesting...one moment its deeply technical benchmarks and the next its a dick joke...its pretty entertaining.

Also would like to comment on your mini vlog at the end of your latest video regarding unscripted content. I for one would love to see this shit. The edited videos are awesome but I feel that you also have a knack for long form unscrpted content. Give it a shot mate. :-D
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DXZeff
Posted 2016-11-18 7:55 AM (#84 - in reply to #83)
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Lancashire eh?

Our rose is better than your rose! :P

Anyways, thanks for the kind words. I've been rebuilding my K5 and recording the process in pieces (I generally do that anyway, but never end up using the footage) and also found the glue I needed for another machine which now only needs a hard drive - a SCSI one, but I might just use IDE for now as I haven't actually tested to see if the board works very well yet. It isn't unlikely that I'll upload that footage at some point, probably over here to start with.
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ComradeKek
Posted 2016-11-19 2:15 AM (#86 - in reply to #84)
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DXZeff - 2016-11-18 7:55 AM

Lancashire eh?

Our rose is better than your rose! :P

Anyways, thanks for the kind words. I've been rebuilding my K5 and recording the process in pieces (I generally do that anyway, but never end up using the footage) and also found the glue I needed for another machine which now only needs a hard drive - a SCSI one, but I might just use IDE for now as I haven't actually tested to see if the board works very well yet. It isn't unlikely that I'll upload that footage at some point, probably over here to start with.


Haha.

But yeah dude fucking pretty much anything even unedited is all good. I think a lot of people especially people like you who have the gift of the gab underestimate your own ability to make an unedited video entertaining. Just go with it man. Of course keep making edited stuff but unedited stuff to stop us from starving in the mean time...even if it is just you smoking a roll up and having a grumble its all good.

I saw that video of you aimbotting/wallhacking on that TF2 server I fucking hate that game lol

I've been playing the fuck out of Oblivion...did you know its minimum specs was like a Pentium 4? I forgot how old it was...I might make an era appropriate build just for that game tbh...I really love it.

Anyway I'm rambling. I'm off to fall asleep to YouTube videos
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Brostenen
Posted 2016-11-22 11:59 PM (#98 - in reply to #12)
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Hi from the northern part of Jutland in Denmark....
I had to check this place out.

My focus in computing, is the years from around 1985 to around 2001, as I think this is the most exciting years in the history of modern computing. Yeah... Shure there are earlier era's yet I have no real personal attachment to these era's. And the modern era (XP and on) just seem so dull... I think that is more or less the era of computers just being a tool and not a hobby thing. Ohhh well... It's late. Great to see this forum. Yeah...
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DXZeff
Posted 2016-11-24 10:40 AM (#101 - in reply to #12)
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Welcome aboard Brostenen. I tend to agree with that statement, once the P4 era arrived everything became rather samey and boring, certainly a contrast to 486 hardware where there were about a million different ways of doing the same thing.
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Dinomite
Posted 2016-11-25 1:36 PM (#105 - in reply to #22)
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Hello everybody!
My name will be kept private, but it starts with an R.
I'm a Polak living in the Netherlands with a fondness for video games and old hardware, be it consoles or computers or anything else out there thats not absolute boring shit.
I love anything from the beginning of time until the early 2000's in terms of games, music, movies etc but there are ofcourse some modern things i find enjoyable.
I chose to join the forum because it seems like a great place to kill some time and because my friend Treason owns it so i know it wont end up being a hunk of hubba-bubba-shite.
cj71984 - 2016-11-03 1:23 AM

My name is Chris i don't usually post on forums due the the fact people are rude ... but i have had the gamer tag Gameoverman for like 21 years.. if i killed you in counter-strike , or steamed rolled over your base in Command&Conquer sorry . i like computer , electronics , video games and guns . oh i have horrible grammar and don't really care

I could not agree more with you, Chris. Forums freaking stink most of the time. 99% of the moderators abuse their power (Isozone, Assemblergames, Basically any forum ever), the members are dicks, if your opinion differs in the slightest from the admins, you get permabanned + ip ban + put in the hall of shame for no reason whatsoever and the list goes on. Dinnae worry, knowing Treason this forum is never gonna end up like that.
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