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#26 2010-07-29 13:14:04

scarletxfi
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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

http://hackles.org/characters.html

"Certainly, Vic is much less fierce than a battle bot, but he makes up for it with his intelligence and remarkable sentience. This is pretty impressive, considering he only possesses 3.5 KB of RAM along with a 1 MHz processor. " big_smile

the box says : "The personal color computer with arcade game excitement" (quoted exactly, including underline.. actually it's all in upper-case)...

I'll add trying to get it to output some video, to my list of things to do (along with successfully  installing arch 0.1 on a VM - GAH ! , and trying out plan9 from outer space..)

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#27 2010-07-29 13:40:15

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

and trying out plan9 from outer space..

On the Vic?!? yikes

wink


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#28 2010-07-29 14:04:28

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

My first computer was a piece of tree bark that ran Linux in 1975. But we've already talked about that in another thread. roll

strummer wrote:

I'd like to see some old screenshots. Or newer ones if you're a hardcore user who has 20 terminal windows always open.

C'mon! Strummer asked for your old and hardcore screenshots! Where are the screenshots that you saved from ten or more years ago that show how you had your computer setup? How about a scanned photo of you using your old computer? big_smile

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#29 2010-07-29 14:11:40

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

The C64 was my first computer as well.  I had the Epic "Fast Load" cartridge and the 5.25" disk drive. No cassette though. Oh, and a 300 baud modem to dial into CompuServe.  Next was a 386SX-20 with a whopping 2 megs of RAM and a 20 meg hard drive. If it wasn't for that 386, I would have never learned to use a command line, our next family PC came with Windows 3.1.

Great, now thanks to this thread I'm going to have to spend the day getting DOS and Windows 3.1 set up in Virtual Box.. maybe do some QBasic programming smile

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#30 2010-07-30 09:29:24

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

When I was in primary school I had a VIC 20.

Later I had a HP LX200. This was a cool machine. Handheld computer running DOS 5 and some custom software. It had CGA graphics and ran a lot of the older DOS software. It was the machine I learnt to program on mainly using Turbo Pascal 7 and 80(1)86 assembly language. I still have it somewhere.

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#31 2010-07-30 12:08:38

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

karol wrote:

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

[OT]
Come now, you can't deny they both had the similar large sprite graphic design! Heck even the vampires had the similar "Blah" noise they'd make! HOMM1 and HOMM2 were both purposely cartoonic in design as well.  Aye, there were some differences, as if I recall HOMM1 used even larger sprite sets and limited creature, dwelling, and such, however compared with say HOMM3 which had a startling larger change in graphic design while maintaining similar play style surely you cannot dismiss the claim of HOMM1 and HOMM2 being graphically similar? At least, after all, I didn't attempt to compare it with HOMM4 which was 100% completely different, almost enough to be it's own game, or HOMM5 which was all eye candy and one and slow and poor attempt to carry on the HOMM name and epic play quality of the past games.


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#32 2010-07-30 21:22:25

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

skanky wrote:

Late 70'/Early 80s:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c … enshot.png

ZX81. Still got somewhere. hmm

Yes! ZX81 FTW!

Anyway, all these are just generic shots of people's old machines. Here's a real one I found from 2000 (and I'm amazed it's that long ago; I remember sitting here taking it as if it was last week):

glowicons.th.png

Amiga A1200, 50MHz 68030, 32Mb RAM, 60Mb HD. smile


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#33 2010-08-03 03:31:05

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

I remember my dad bought me my first computer when I was maybe 6-7 years old because he saw me playing with a girl at a barber shop on her own computer. He got it off a sales person and came up to be 1000+ with a ton of software, and the computer itself of course. It was a Premio with a 500MHz Celeron, 256MB Ram and intel video. My face would not come off the screen. It originally came with Windows 95.

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#34 2010-08-03 04:59:43

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

uncholowapo wrote:

I remember my dad bought me my first computer when I was maybe 6-7 years old because he saw me playing with a girl at a barber shop on her own computer. He got it off a sales person and came up to be 1000+ with a ton of software, and the computer itself of course. It was a Premio with a 500MHz Celeron, 256MB Ram and intel video. My face would not come off the screen. It originally came with Windows 95.

Sounds the same as my first computer! Except I was about 13. Yes I had a deprived childhood sad
Needless to say, the internet was the best thing since sliced bread for a 13 year old boy wink

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#35 2010-08-03 05:01:54

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

hume's doona wrote:

This was also my first computer, with OS/9!  My father brought it home after work one day without telling us he was getting it.  It was an old piece of junk when he got it.  I didn't care, was soo excited!  That's when I realized that computers were nothing like they showed on TV and in movies.  I couldn't even speak cool commands into the damn thing.  I lost interest fast.  Fast forward a decade, and I was glued to the keyboard.

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#36 2010-09-01 03:56:20

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

Are there like themes that provide an old school look? Not entirely the ones posted here. They're too hardcore to handle big_smile I was just trying to find something that Daisuke_Aramaki once posted e.g.:

Daisuke_Aramaki wrote:

First one from my side this month. Old school!

http://omploader.org/vNGdyMw

I believe he was using xfce. Tried searching in xfce-look but can't find one using 'classic' or 'old' as keywords. And my google-fu is failing me big_smile

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#37 2010-09-01 04:46:04

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Man, do I miss these kinds of gui's; wish I had the know-how to thow a theme together that looked like this.


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#38 2010-09-01 06:37:00

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

[OT]
I want to see this thread another 20 years from now... with pictures of KDE 4.5 and whatnot big_smile
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#39 2010-09-01 06:46:48

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

The first computer I can remember was my father's 486 DX-66 with 4mb RAM, 800MB HDD and a VESA graphics card (those were HUGE) and Windows 3.11. That was in 1994. 2 years later I got my first PC, Pentium MMX 200MHz, 32MB RAM and 2GB HDD. I also vaguely remember a 3DFX card on that machine. All those games that barely run on the 486 were incredibly fast on the Pentium. Good old days smile


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#40 2010-09-01 09:38:17

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

my father was already on personal computers before i was born, so since i was 3 years old i could "touch and play" with this beauty : http://venturoso.fabricademitos.com/wp- … lained.jpg

then in 1990 i got my first 486dx with maybe 500mb hd and 8 (or 16?) mb ram big_smile

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#41 2010-09-01 10:08:49

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

samuele.mattiuzzo wrote:

my father was already on personal computers before i was born, so since i was 3 years old i could "touch and play" with this beauty : http://venturoso.fabricademitos.com/wp- … lained.jpg

Ah memories, my friend had one of those. I remember playing all the Sierra classics on it. smile

My first PC was a Wang 286-12Mhz with 1MB ram and a 20MB harddisk (1986): http://home.planet.nl/~janvdv/images/Wang240.JPG

Pictured with the EGA screen, ofcourse i convinced my dad to replace it with a VGA very quickly.


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#42 2010-09-16 16:10:55

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Ah memories, my friend had one of those. I remember playing all the Sierra classics on it. smile

My first PC was a Wang 286-12Mhz with 1MB ram and a 20MB harddisk (1986): http://home.planet.nl/~janvdv/images/Wang240.JPG

Pictured with the EGA screen, ofcourse i convinced my dad to replace it with a VGA very quickly.

I remember the Wang Computers...  I had a friend that worked for Wang Laboratories as a field tech repairing them and other wang products.

Good times...

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#43 2010-09-17 05:22:24

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

I have a shot from my LFS in 2001, running blackbox, aterm, vim, mutt.. smile

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1483/halt240401.png

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#44 2010-09-17 15:22:38

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

Anybody remember the Atari 800 circa 1982.  I remember writing BASIC programs for it.  8-bit graphics, sprites, peek/poke. 
I also had a Timer Sinclair 1000.  It was very limited and had a poor keyboard.
Later I had a Vic 20 and then a Commodore 64.
They were all much fun.  Then came years of Apple/Windows (The 'Dark Years').  Finally, I found Linux... and I was home.

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#45 2010-09-17 15:35:22

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

haltect wrote:

I have a shot from my LFS in 2001, running blackbox, aterm, vim, mutt..

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1483/halt240401.png

Cool, looks better than most minimal desktops in 2010 too. smile


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#46 2010-09-18 18:24:29

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

Not really a pre-flood screenshot, but I used to use X11 progs and utilities exclusively for everything whenever possible; and user's "desktop" was entirely configured in .xinitrc and .Xdefaults. Click on a thumbnail for a larger image.

screenshotvx.th.png

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#47 2010-09-20 13:48:42

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#48 2010-09-22 18:57:56

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

Well this is my first desktop

riscos311.png

RISC OS 3.11 on an Acorn A3010 with a ARM250 32bit an amazing PC for its time ran rings round everything.

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#49 2014-10-17 22:27:17

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

Loved the Windoze 3.11 screenshot!

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#50 2014-10-17 23:39:20

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Re: Oldschool/HC screenshots

Since my last post in this thread wink I've been able to collect some old photos of me.

My first personal computer, an IBM something-or-another (I'm sitting on my brother's lap). It booted into the BASICA programming language
D3nPqZps.jpg

Years after that, we got our first Windows 3.1 computer. I still remember hearing the sound of the trumpets ("TADA.WAV") the first time it booted.

After that, I got my first laptop it 1999. It was kind of junky, but it ran much better with Mandrake Linux 8.0. It was my first experience with Linux. (Those are minidiscs behind the laptop.)
vXp4SVCs.jpg

Then in 2002, I got my beloved Fujitsu Lifebook P2110. Man, I miss that thing so much. sad Here it is running Slackware Linux 9.1.
RgmuXHBs.jpg

Gew wrote:

Loved the Windoze 3.11 screenshot!

I still use the first wallpaper I ever saw on our very first Windows 3.1 desktop computer (pixels doubled for modern resolutions):
7Hj1KRKs.png

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