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Chewbacca

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[QUOTE="Omar, post: 6501224]dude...that's awesome. i hope we can bring older shit like this back. i remember Win 3.1. anyone remember that?[/QUOTE]

Yes and I remember the big huge floppy discs before regular floppy disks. Eventually USB and external hard drives made them obsolete.

The computer our family had in the early 90s was so slow by todays standards but still fun at the time. It wasn't until '97 when we finally got a Gateway desktop with a Pentium III processor that I was able to enjoy more PC games.

I thought the jump to Windows '98 was even better than 3.1 to '95. I did the majority of my PC gaming and have the best memories during the lifespan of Windows '98 and Windows XP. Basically the time before Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media really took off. Online gaming seemed more special and niche compared to how easily accessible and commonplace it is today.

I also remember having the early America Online version 2.0 and 3.0. You had to dial a specific locations number for dial up and heard the classic "you've got mail". The early days of AOL up until versions 9 or 10 brings back a lot of good memories for me. It was early social media combined with a good time in PC and console gaming.
 
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Omar

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are you my diary? lol yeah i had a similar experience.

do you remember the zip drives? i think they were there before the external HDDs caught on and after the discs/floppies.

i remember when i had to call my ISP customer service to get my dreamcast account setup lol or something of that nature, don't remember exactly.
 

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[QUOTE="Chewbacca, post: 6501232]Yes and I remember the big huge floppy discs before regular floppy disks. Eventually USB and external hard drives made them obsolete.

The computer our family had in the early 90s was so slow by todays standards but still fun at the time. It wasn't until '97 when we finally got a Gateway desktop with a Pentium III processor that I was able to enjoy more PC games.

I thought the jump to Windows '98 was even better than 3.1 to '95. I did the majority of my PC gaming and have the best memories during the lifespan of Windows '98 and Windows XP. Basically the time before Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media really took off. Online gaming seemed more special and niche compared to how easily accessible and commonplace it is today.

I also remember having the early America Online version 2.0 and 3.0. You had to dial a specific locations number for dial up and heard the classic "you've got mail". The early days of AOL up until versions 9 or 10 brings back a lot of good memories for me. It was early social media combined with a good time in PC and console gaming.[/QUOTE]

Intel did not even bother with Windows then lol, CPU's then were IBM
 

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[QUOTE="MacP, post: 6501243]Intel did not even bother with Windows then lol, CPU's then were IBM[/QUOTE]
what did intel do back then?
 

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Went through Windows 95, Millennium, XP and stopped at Vista. After that, just been running Mac. But I wanna build my own PC rig. My friend had a large collection of floppy disk games. Some with extremely generic sounding titles. One of them for example was called "Dogfight" I think it was even color coated in red irrc, but that's what it was called. And it was an old WW2 airplane game lol. Millennium was a little better. Got to play some C&C on it. Man it's crazy how my phone is a way better computer than Windows 95 lol.

edit: holy shit, just found the old game I used to play LOL

[video=youtube;-9U87NwVCro]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9U87NwVCro[/video]

My gosh, it looks so bad!
 
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[QUOTE="Lebowski, post: 6501254]Went through Windows 95, Millennium, XP and stopped at Vista. After that, just been running Mac. But I wanna build my own PC rig. My friend had a large collection of floppy disk games. Some with extremely generic sounding titles. One of them for example was called "Dogfight" I think it was even color coated in red irrc, but that's what it was called. And it was an old WW2 airplane game lol. Millennium was a little better. Got to play some C&C on it. Man it's crazy how my phone is a way better computer than Windows 95 lol.
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Holy shit, you knew dog fight too? I used to love a game on Windows 98 where you flew an old war plans and you had to take off out of a hanger and drop bombs on bases and shoot other planes! It must be the same as I remember the little red plane. I was terrible at it :lol:

Those were in my arrow using days rather than WASD


Edit: looking at that video I don't think that's the game I used to play.

In my house we went from BBC Micro > MSDOS > 95 > 98 > XP > 7 > 8/8.1 > 10

TapaTalking from my Mind.
 
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[QUOTE="Omar, post: 6501224]dude...that's awesome. i hope we can bring older shit like this back. i remember Win 3.1. anyone remember that?[/QUOTE]

lol I remember Windows 1.04. At the time it was competing with something called Digital Research's GEM (which actually was better imo - a bit like the VHS/Betamax story), but that got spanked a bit by Apple as it looked almost the same
 

Chewbacca

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[QUOTE="MacP, post: 6501243]Intel did not even bother with Windows then lol, CPU's then were IBM[/QUOTE]

Well I had an Intel P3 processor in '97 so I don't know. I was only 11 at the time we got the computer. All I knew was that it was a lot better than the computer we were using since '92-'93. You had to call and special order the PC to your liking and then wait a few weeks/months until it showed up. I'll never forget how excited I was to see this huge Gateway computer box arrive. All my friends had better computers than me at the time. Finally for a brief period of about a year, I had the best computer out of all my best friends. lol

Millenium edition really sucked IMO. XP was great except for how it wouldn't play some Win '95-'98 era games. Vista was the last one I used on a laptop but I didn't care for it. I use a Mac now but thinking about going back to Windows because so many old games are available. Plus I've been informed about how you can emulate older operating systems like '98 so that's a plus.

FYI, Windows '95 didn't work for me in the browser but then again I'm using a Mac.
 
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[QUOTE="Chewbacca, post: 6501305]Well I had an Intel P3 processor in '97 so I don't know. I was only 11 at the time we got the computer. All I knew was that it was a lot better than the computer we were using since '92-'93. You had to call and special order the PC to your liking and then wait a few weeks/months until it showed up. I'll never forget how excited I was to see this huge Gateway computer box arrive. All my friends had better computers than me at the time. Finally for a brief period of about a year, I had the best computer out of all my best friends. lol

Millenium edition really sucked IMO. XP was great except for how it wouldn't play some Win '95-'98 era games. Vista was the last one I used on a laptop but I didn't care for it. I use a Mac now but thinking about going back to Windows because so many old games are available. Plus I've been informed about how you can emulate older operating systems like '98 so that's a plus.

FYI, Windows '95 didn't work for me in the browser but then again I'm using a Mac.[/QUOTE]
From what I can remember from school either IBM or Intel were looking for software company to produce a home OS that everbody could use. They asked a few companies and Microsoft won the contract. Whatever decade this was I have no idea it's what a tutor in college told me.

Hence the billions of dollars they made from the partenrship.
 

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[QUOTE="Lethal, post: 6501268]20 year old software running on new hardware. Color me impressed!!!!!!

:rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
Pretty exciting stuff.


[QUOTE="mickice, post: 6502271]It worked for 3s till I loaded IE.[/QUOTE]
Lol.
 

Chewbacca

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FYI, for those using Macs, try playonmac.com and just make sure you pick the appropriate OS (Win 95, 98, XP, etc.) in the Wine config. It's a free 215mb download followed by another 65mb download of XQuartz. I've been enjoying some Win '95 era games on my Mac lately! :)
 

Ezekiel

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Holy hell. Jeez. This conversation is bringing back some real memories. I remember my father getting satellite internet back in '93. We had this huge dish about 20ft or 6m in diameter with a 4mb connection downstream and 16kb upstream. My father was an electrical engineer and he worked freelance for all the big telecom corporations back then and at the same time. Yes, he actually had simultaneous contracts with Comcast, Verizon, Singular, AT&T, Bell Labs, Time Warner and he was making bank. Although the internet connection was supposed to be used for work, it didn't stop my siblings and I from sneaking onto his computer and looking things up and downloading a crap-ton of games like Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Crystal Caves and even the original Duke Nukem.

He eventually caught on and ended up contracting with Comcast to have them lay cable for the entirety of our neighborhood. I don't remember the specifics of the contract but he ended up paying $50,000 to have them lay cable and for the whole neighborhood. (he was making that much per month anyway with all the contracts he had going on.) Let's just say, our's was the first house in the neighborhood to have a 1mb connection. He also did a lot of beta testing on computer hardware such as SSD's. (They've been around since the early 80s albeit with lower capacity.) We had Win95 two weeks before it was released to the public. He also got to beta test Win97. (Though most people don't know about it, it did in fact exist.) I remember the CAD software he used was called Micro-Station. It's what he used to blueprint the telecom infrastructure when he wasn't out mapping it on foot. (Before Google Maps and other things were ever feasible.)

Man. The amount of computer equipment he had back then would have made you all orgasm on the spot. I mean, the man had his own server racks in the garage. He needed all that equipment back then because of the high-technology he was working to have implemented. And don't get me started on some of the other OSes he used. Anyone remember OS-2 or Unix? I'll just, I'm familiar with a lot of what was around back then.

I guess this explains why I'm so hard on these corporations. I have a better understanding of what these corporations are actually capable of and I've seen A LOT of squandered potential. If I was able to get 1mb connection in 1995-1996, there is no reason why it couldn't have been the standard by 1997-1998.