CB5000 wrote:Oh yeah... I remember doing that. I used to make boot discs for each game that I played to optimize the driver set and get as much conventional memory available as I can. Playing games on PC's were just so complicated compared to today. Some games just needed an obscene amount of conventional memory to run properly.
nanoflower wrote: I recall noticing that it seemed the 2D performance was dropping over the years.
Scrotos wrote:I vaguely recall ComputerEdge. I was more a fan of Computer Shopper, the 600-page bible that came out every month. It also had "The Hard Edge with Alice and Bill".
shaq_mobile wrote:Am I the only person that misses the old, fun DRM? DRM that involved you breaking codes with the provided booklet, filling in blanks to phrases in the manual, referencing game compendiums or just looking at the tables and answering what was in certain cells. Nothing said "please don't steal" like "please don't steal" written on the floppy or a half hearted DRM attempt. Don't treat us like a criminal, regardless of whether we purchase it or not.
axeman wrote:Disk drives? I don't need that new fangled technology. I load up scarfman from tape on my TRS-80. (just kidding, I can't remember what happened to my TRS-80)
absurdity wrote:I used to like the children's books that would (for some reason) come with some BASIC code (I think it was BASIC). They'd have you input it into a system like a Commodore 64 and it'd make the screen flash or something.
10 PRINT "BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS THE DECWRITER WILL BE OUT OF PAPER"
20 GOTO 10
nanoflower wrote:I do. I used to have some old benchmark programs from back in the early DX9 days that I would run when I got a new video card. It made for interesting study to realize where the companies were spending their time. I recall noticing that it seemed the 2D performance was dropping over the years. Unfortunately I lost the programs and all of my stored data during a hard drive crash.
Still might see if I can find some of those programs again one day.
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