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Out of the Blue

Happy anniversary to Blue's News, as this site moved to its own domain 15 years ago today. That's a long time in real life, and that much longer on the internet, and I want to thank all of you for the support that has made such a run possible. Here's looking forward to the next 15, which should presumably involve updates by telepathy at some point.

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33. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2011, 10:37 kanniballl
 
Ant wrote on Oct 9, 2011, 23:46:
Hoop wrote on Oct 9, 2011, 23:31:
I miss the good old days, buggy games, slow essentially office computers that needed fine tuning, waiting on patches just so you could move forward (oh wait go pay full price for Carmacks console optimised RAGE), ICQ meet ups in gamespy, paying $1000.00 for a harddrive that had 800meg of pure space!
Conventional memory (DOS 4 was terrible!), XMS, EMS, EMM386, QEMM, Stacker and Double(Space/Bin) for those precious HDD, dial-up modems, WinQuake, QuakeWorld, DOOM, Dwango, SirDOOM, Kali (it is still around), IPS/SPX, 16550 UART, VLB, VESA with SciTech Display Doctor, Netscape, etc. Now you younglings get off our old farts' lawns!

Man, why'd you have to go mention some of those things. Tweaking my config and autoexec to get the whole XMS/EMS thing "just right" for certain games was a pain... especially since I had that space-doubler thing running to give us more HD space.

Really, one of the things I liked the most about PC gaming's changes/evolution over the last 1-2 decades was a lot of games are just install-and-forget (and a Driver update here-and-there).
 
"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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