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Thanks to all who offered thoughts on the multiprocessor gaming question I asked yesterday. The confirmation that SMP support is pretty much non-existent for most all games is borne out by the results I have from reworking my game machine. The ongoing beauty of Win98 as a gaming OS also gets a vote of confidence here, as the single-processor Win98 machine is running rings around the multiprocessor Win2k machine, in spite of more theoretical horsepower in the Win2K box.

Now if I could only get games to run under MS-DOS 6.22, I'd really be getting somewhere.

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Media of the Day: Happy Fun Song. Thanks Ant.
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68. Since this can be... Jul 31, 2003, 04:17 wasrad
 
...the obituraries for the gaming world, i present this:


http://www.flashpoint1985.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard311/ikonboard.cgi?s=be6e3ebe15e6d9abf070aed2291f6089;act=ST;f=54;t=32396

Not just a gamer, but a contributer.

 
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67. Re: Not So Happy Fun Song Jul 31, 2003, 02:37 JediLuke
 
JediLuke, damn you're a freakin' pretentious little music snob blah blah blah blah

No I'm not. I don't listen to fucking dancepunk. I don't even listen to much indie music, so shut up. The kikkoman ads were completely different from the happy fun song. I think it was pretty catchy, and it was well-produced. Like I said, I think it's a cool way to promote an album. Not that I'd ever buy that album.

Don't make stupid assumptions. It just annoys me that music is like gun control or something of that nature... everyone has something to say about it, and most don't know what the fuck they're talking about.

~Steve
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66. ms-Doss 6.22 in WinXP Jul 31, 2003, 00:36 Enahs
 
Want to run ANY version of dos games on Windows(any)?
Simple
http://www.connectix.com/products/vpc5w.html
Download that, then install MS-Dos on your virtual pc. You have to do all the same annoying crap for sound card, mouse, cd-rom. But if you remember the good ole days of DOS like I do, and want to play DOS games, it is the ticket.

Might I sugest Any of the Kings Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest dos games to try if you never. They are slow paced, but great as hell. Speaking of old games
http://www.iancgbell.clara.net/elite/
best game ever created, bar none. Maybe blue should give that a link, as its free, and technically 3d (not 3d acclerated though) . And their is a update on that site, bring it up from 4 (5 if you count black) colors to 256! omg!

 
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65. Re: Hummer Jul 30, 2003, 22:29 Jojo BoZley
 
You WISH you had a bad ass ride like a Hummer.
The piece of sh@t Yugo you drive now depresses me...

 
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64. Re: Not So Happy Fun Song Jul 30, 2003, 21:27 nin
 
Madness

I had a friend who got to see them in London a few months ago...

The funny part was, he had tickets to see them in Dallas in the 80s, but missed the show. So 20 years later, he finally gets to see them...


Supporter of the "A happy fredster is a muted fredster" fanclub.

http://www.originaltrilogy.com/
 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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63. Re: Not So Happy Fun Song Jul 30, 2003, 21:19 fredrickson
 
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fly boy i will save you
 
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62. Re: Not So Happy Fun Song Jul 30, 2003, 21:19 fredrickson
 
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fly boy i will save you
 
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61. Re: Not So Happy Fun Song Jul 30, 2003, 21:18 fredrickson
 
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60. Re: Not So Happy Fun Song Jul 30, 2003, 21:18 fredrickson
 
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59. Re: Not So Happy Fun Song Jul 30, 2003, 21:17 fredrickson
 
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58. Re: Not So Happy Fun Song Jul 30, 2003, 21:02 Big_Bear
 
Yep there was

Joy Division - love will tear us apart
The Smiths - How Soon is now, Everyday is like Sunday
New Order - Blue Monday
Madness - Baggy Trousers, House of Fun, it must be love, et al

the list could go on but I'm knackered and I need to go to bed

Regards
Big Bear

 
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57. Re: Not So Happy Fun Song Jul 30, 2003, 20:35 Bronco
 
btw, the 80's were worse -

There was a ton of great music written in the 80's. The good stuff didn't get much air time tho...

It blared constantly from my sister's stereo.

Sisters are evil. Plain and simple.




-TPFKAS2S
http://www.braglio.org
My spoon is too big!

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56. Re: Win98 as a Gaming OS Jul 30, 2003, 19:46 TeaZer
 
How does that guy NOT get banned from this forum? Shit I would block him from the whole site

fredrickson is troll but fun


 
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55. Re: Not So Happy Fun Song Jul 30, 2003, 19:43 Santiago
 
JediLuke, damn you're a freakin' pretentious little music snob. The Kikkoman adverts were better, and they were stupid as hell. Happy Fun Song isn't witty, well-written, catchy, or redeeming in any way whatsoever. The visual Macromedia Flash accompaniment isn't funny or even vaguely interesting. And putting somone down for making a post about dancepunk merely disposes of any remaining respect I may have had for you. Ooooo, you listen to cool music that no one knows about, and boy, aren't they just *lame* for not being nearly as "in the know" as you. Yeah, right. Take your stupid prebuscent babble set to repetitive tones and keep sharing 'em with your 2 uber-leet friends.

If you want a funny song set to an awesome Flash presentation, check out:

http://www.rathergood.com/gaybar/

Till then, Happy Fun Song still sucks a chubby.

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54. Re: Not So Happy Fun Song Jul 30, 2003, 19:42 WarPig
 
Hey WarPig - - is it hot enough for you down there in the Tri-Cities?

http://today.owt.com/

Hoooboy! Yeah it's 105 right now and it'll probably go a couple degree's higher over the next hour. I just got back from a fishing trip on the Columbia by the WA / OR border and I wasn't sure if my truck was going pull the boat over the hills. The ol' temp gauge was pushin' the H. I'm not complaining though, it beats the bitter cold any day in my book.



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53. Ghost Recon ad Jul 30, 2003, 19:30 Takashi[KiN]
 
You see today's Ghost Recon ad?

The one that suggests the Vietnam memorial wall, then zooms in to show it's made of d00d nicknames?

Holy crap, that's tasteless. Tom Clancy can go fuck himself.


 
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52. Re: Not So Happy Fun Song Jul 30, 2003, 19:19 banddirector
 
Hey WarPig - - is it hot enough for you down there in the Tri-Cities?

 
There's no place like 127.0.0.1
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51. Re: Not So Happy Fun Song Jul 30, 2003, 19:12 WarPig
 
Oh please people!

I lived through and barely survived disco. I grew up with a National Lampoon poster on the front door of my bedroom showing "Disco Dan" with a big screw through him which had a numbered "disco sucks" list printed on it. It blared constantly from my sister's stereo. If the young people of today are somehow trying to bring it back they must be stopped!

STOPPED!

Sure, there were a couple songs that were catchy enough that I didn't instantly hate them until I heard 'em for the 3000th time - but 99% of it is like scissors through my ears.

Every generation has some form of dance music and mine was disco... and it was truly horrible.

THE HORROR! (...the horror...)

btw, the 80's were worse - New Wave dance music(((shudder)))

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50. Re: Win98 as a Gaming OS Jul 30, 2003, 19:04 MindTrigger
 
How does that guy NOT get banned from this forum? Shit I would block him from the whole site

 
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He cut the possum's face off then cut around the eye socket. In the center of the belt buckle, where the possum's eye would be, he has placed a small piece of wood from his old '52 Ford's home made railroad tie bumper. Damn, he misses that truck.
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49. Re: Win98 as a Gaming OS Jul 30, 2003, 18:47 nin
 
Oh, I get it...must be hemorrhoids!


Supporter of the "A happy fredster is a muted fredster" fanclub.

http://www.originaltrilogy.com/
 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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