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#1 2010-07-29 01:09:23

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Oldschool/HC screenshots

Found this pic, it's from 2004 I think. My system was Pentium 150Mhz, I guess it was so slow that I couldn't use Firefox or Opera. But Elinks was awesome when you used zgv (image viewer) with it.

romu2tn.jpg

I know that picture doesn't look interesting, but it was funny to see that, because now I'm using "bloatware" like Gnome and Firefox 3 with million addons. At least I use ncmpcpp and mplayer too..

I'd like to see some old screenshots. Or newer ones if you're a hardcore user who has 20 terminal windows always open. I don't know why, but I always find Ratpoison screenshots interesting. It's funny because usually there's nothing to see. Yeah I know about the Ratpoison thread, I'm reading it now wink

(Sorry about bad English)

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#2 2010-07-29 01:11:58

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

Thats really interesting, it's from long before my time wink

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#3 2010-07-29 01:26:53

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

My first PC: Pentium MMX 200 MHz in 1998: http://www.tawerna.biz/h/2/img/ogolne_info/hc1.jpg

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#4 2010-07-29 01:46:43

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

karol wrote:

My first PC: Pentium MMX 200 MHz in 1998: http://www.tawerna.biz/h/2/img/ogolne_info/hc1.jpg

Yes! HOMM!


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#5 2010-07-29 01:47:44

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

mythus wrote:
karol wrote:

My first PC: Pentium MMX 200 MHz in 1998: http://www.tawerna.biz/h/2/img/ogolne_info/hc1.jpg

Yes! HOMM!

No - HoMM2! :-)

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#6 2010-07-29 01:49:50

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

My 1982 desktop: commodore_64_c64_c64c_startup_screen_animated.gif

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#7 2010-07-29 01:52:47

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Was it running on cassettes or ...?

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#8 2010-07-29 02:17:41

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

My computer, when I was nine years old, was a Macintosh LC II.   Forty megabytes of hard drive space and thirty-two megabytes of RAM was more than enough for me at the time.  I spent a lot of time writing HyperCard applications, playing around with applications' resources in ResEdit, and dialing up into my grandmother's Texas Tech shell account to browse the Internet in Lynx, read though newsgroups in Pine, and play MUD-type games across their VMS server.  Downloading files over Z-Modem was a pain in the ass.

Mac%20LCII%20-%201999.png

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#9 2010-07-29 05:22:29

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

My first was the same as Misfit138's (yep, with a datasette), but then my second one was this:

Amiga_2.jpg

512 KiB of RAM, which I later extended to a monsterous 1024 KiB.
It was such a beauty.

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#10 2010-07-29 05:29:41

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

Man that ain' linux tongue.

What does the HC in the topic title stand for?


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#11 2010-07-29 05:40:48

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

.:B:. wrote:

Man that ain' linux tongue.

What does the HC in the topic title stand for?

Or newer ones if you're a hardcore user

wink

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#12 2010-07-29 05:42:00

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I see wink.


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#13 2010-07-29 08:26:47

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

first was a tandy trs-80

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR2-M0ToKlxiba18otUOMmA5z6kGgXGbwvZac5PhnLcnup1qQ4&t=1&usg=__Xw3ZzpcpvrABR9BsZ0TjFTz1uGs=

then an apple ii basic

geosapple.png

Mystery_House_-_Apple_II_-_3.png

I know the apple had 4k of RAM, not sure about the tandy.

My favourite things to do on the tandy were write simple ascii stuff in basic, using as many for loops as I could, and playing a game called "my friend eliza", which was a psychologist sim, pure text based, I ran turin tests on it.

eta:
It's probably worth noting that the apple ii basic was the first apple with an operating system. It was just a basic interpreter. Before that the OS had to be written on each disk, hence the uber expensive original apple software

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#14 2010-07-29 08:35:01

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

1994 - 486 DX-66 with 8mb RAM and 500mb HDD and Windows 3.11 for Workgroups
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#15 2010-07-29 08:43:01

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

fukawi2 wrote:

1994 - 486 DX-66 with 8mb RAM and 500mb HDD and Windows 3.11 for Workgroups
http://www.alexandresmcampos.adm.br/images/win3-01.png

My primary school was gradually being bought out [the land] by a university when I was there. They used the land for computer labs... the school came to an aggreement with the uni that the PS students could use the computers. That was my first MS windows 3.1 experience, we did word processing and a "game" called "monsters", which was cut out body parts of monsters that you drag and drop into place.

Epic at the time neutral

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#16 2010-07-29 10:38:24

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@ JackH79
> 512 KiB of RAM, which I later extended to a monsterous 1024 KiB.
Amiga 500? Man, they had to write all those games (I <3 MK2) in some tight assembler ;P

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#17 2010-07-29 11:34:59

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

karol wrote:
mythus wrote:
karol wrote:

My first PC: Pentium MMX 200 MHz in 1998: http://www.tawerna.biz/h/2/img/ogolne_info/hc1.jpg

Yes! HOMM!

No - HoMM2! :-)

I was thinking HOMM2, but both were so similar graphically, with only minor differences, so I thought it best to be more vague there lol. Point is, until ubisoft, HOMM was a great game, all four of them, IMO. I remember spending countless hours hotseating HOMM2, 3, and 4 (which oddly was my favorite one of all).

My first computer was a 386 processor running Windows 3.0. The first computer I used was a pc-jr. I have messed with a Tandy, but that was much later... oddly enough lol.


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#18 2010-07-29 11:38:43

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

[OT]
> I was thinking HOMM2, but both were so similar graphically
<spits coffee> Heresy! Off with his head!
[/OT]

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#19 2010-07-29 12:02:25

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

Late 70'/Early 80s:

ZX81.chars.00-3F.80-BF.screenshot.png

ZX81. Still got somewhere. hmm
Early 80s:

elite.gif

The BBC Micro. Played every game shown at that page, plus some others.

Then PCs.


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#20 2010-07-29 12:12:30

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

skanky wrote:

The BBC Micro. Played every game shown at that page, plus some others.

woo, my first computer...mainly because that's all I could afford when I was 14, but was a great introduction to programming and computer hardware. Still have it around to play with occaisionally (and still have elite big_smile)

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#21 2010-07-29 12:25:23

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My first Pc was a windows 95 with 100MHz and 400mb disk space

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#22 2010-07-29 12:33:38

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

my first ever computer I can't remember, and I have'nt got it anymore.. my second was a Vic 20 : http://i32.tinypic.com/28qu5fo.jpg  (sorry aobut poor quality, I'll upload high quality if needed)

the vic turns on but i can't seem to get a video signal... I'll have to try and fix it some day..

And along the way I found one of these : http://i29.tinypic.com/10zpvzn.jpg

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#23 2010-07-29 13:02:18

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

moros wrote:
skanky wrote:

The BBC Micro. Played every game shown at that page, plus some others.

woo, my first computer...mainly because that's all I could afford when I was 14, but was a great introduction to programming and computer hardware. Still have it around to play with occaisionally (and still have elite big_smile)

We had some shared ones. Even better they had hard drives so we got the full blown elite installed. It was a great starter computer - which is exactly what it was designed to be.

I'd be a bit scared to go back to elite....I still think it's the best bit of software I've used. wink

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#24 2010-07-29 13:03:01

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Vic20 isn't that the thing hackles used for his robot ? ^^

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#25 2010-07-29 13:05:30

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

scarletxfi wrote:

my first ever computer I can't remember, and I have'nt got it anymore.. my second was a Vic 20 : http://i32.tinypic.com/28qu5fo.jpg  (sorry aobut poor quality, I'll upload high quality if needed)

the vic turns on but i can't seem to get a video signal... I'll have to try and fix it some day..

A mate had one of those. It had some great games on it - personally never used it for anything else, though I think he dabbled in the black arts on it.


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