I’m talking it back to the old school
‘Cause I’m an old fool who’s so cool
Yisss, quake 2 is possibly the greatest game ever*. The early quake series , were so far ahead of their time – many of its algorithms are still used today. With most of the current games using something from quake. There was a far better experience on dial up than than the grief you have with todays video games – how long does the matchmaking take on call of duty!
If someone had an ISDN connection they was the digital equivalent of a Rolls Royce.
Yamagi Quake 2 – basically q2 with some updates and bugfixes. Additional texture pack added.
Next up – quake2world / quetoo
* Championship Manager 2001/2002 is the greatest game ever.
Major clear out.
3dfx – glquake ftw!
PII 200mhz MMX CPU – not quite a t800 neural net terminator processor
Nova dvb-s PCI card
lots of cables
random selection of ram
few nvidia graphics cards
compaq dual PIII 800 ( workstation – yes dual cpus. None of this modern multicore rubbish. Two actual CPUs back when little software was to use them both. This ran mythbackend for many years.
Why did I keep this for so long!
power adaptors. mostly all broken.
first bt adsl usb modem
ultra 2 (i think) scsi hdd – even though I never had an adaptor to use it.
Jnrs football training with bacon roll.
Minus points for using internet radio instead of MW with interference from tools
“Rome wasn’t built in a day. But I wasn’t on that particular job.”
Tim Peake has made me very jealous. Always wanted to be an astronaut and would have loved to have done a space walk. Well done lad!
I’d sent him a good luck message on his blog and recived an out of office reply email:AUTO: I’m currently onboard the International Space Station – sorry but this e-mail will not be read
Also this week I’ve been struggling with a locked bootloader and locked recovery on an Xiaomi android phone. Such a pity as its not a bad phone hardware wise but MIUI is full of bugs and all attempted solutions require a windows box.
First post – first computer.
Here is a picture of my first ever computer. All my peers had spectrums and C64s – I was stuck with this; a Toshiba MSX.
Whilst it was a good machine – its not ideal if all you want to do is play games. But saying that – I taught myself BASIC from the supplied reference manual. Even if all I did was make a glorified address book.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.
–Sir Arthur C. Clarke
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