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Old 08-30-2016, 08:22 PM   #29641
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Franchise is rather well developed in the video game category.
My knowledge of said franchise is mostly limited to the knowledge that it's a tabletop game played by people who were even nerdier than me in high school, and also this:

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I gave up playing tabletop 40k a looooooooong time ago. I'd probably struggle to even remember how it worked if you sat me down in front of a board.

I gave it up in favor of this particular madness:


Of course, its been well over a decade since I played anything with miniatures on a tabletop board.

It became harder and harder to find people who played these types of games, so I continued to follow their various universes into video games.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:30 PM   #29643
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It became harder and harder to find people who played these types of games, so I continued to follow their various universes into video games.
A couple of the younger guys on the morning news staff, including one of my engineers, have a regular game at the local Hofbräuhaus, where they take the board after the news once a week.

I honestly have no idea how any of that **** works. I tried to get into GURPS Cyperpunk in the early 90s, but it just didn't captivate me.

The AGI-era Sierra games were about as close as I got to RPG type stuff. Me and two other guys used to buy one copy of each new game when it came out, copy it (X-Copy Pro could be used to duplicate copy-protected MS-DOS 720k floppies using an Amiga 500), and then play it cooperatively, phoning the others after one of us had made a significant advance. I'd rigged a primitive conference line by buying a cable across the lawn and tapping into a neighbor's phone line, and built a box that summed that line with my house line, so that we could all be on at once. In retrospect, it seems odd that we never thought to exploit this for calling 900 numbers...




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This is not Nam Joe, there are rules.

As to the above, BattleTech/Mechwarrior is a subject I would wax poetic about for some time. Rather than torture you all (and by extension myself) with that, all I'll say is that I'm disappointed in Microsoft for buying the franchise and then letting it rot for a generation.

Also, here I thought I was a dork for carrying around a null modem cable so we could play Command & Conquer and Warcraft on the school library computers. But then, I'm guessing you have quite a few years on me



Also, the clandestine wiretap into the neighbors exposed phone demarc is for connecting to BBS' at night. You of all people should know this.
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Epic...
Watched this with
up till 8:46 in the background

Mind Blown.

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And here I am, just itching for the next Red Alert challenger
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A fellow on a different forum just referred to Coast to Coast A.M. as a legitimate news source.

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I was cleaning up the study and getting rid of some old things and ran across an Age of Empires II installation disc. Game would not run on my new company laptop (Win7 Pro) or the older house laptop with Win Vista. Kinda sad :nostalgia:



I don't have an XP machine anymore.
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I don't have an XP machine anymore.
DOSbox for DOS stuff, Oracle VirtualBox for 95/XP. Both are free, though you'll need an OS image of Windows for VirtualBox. PM me is you don't have one.




^ This was revolutionary when it came out, and directly financed an entire gaming empire.
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First PC games.... on win 3.11





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My first games were more like this:

You wake up. The room is spinning very
gently round your head. Or at least it
would be if you could see it which you
can't.

It is pitch black.

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Oh, and ScummVM for DOS games written during Sierra's SCI era (as well as LucasArts' SCUMM games, and a bunch of others.) Free, runs naively inside Win 7/8/10, and has Roland MT-32 emulation. You haven't played Space Quest 3 until you've played it with the Roland soundtrack.



I was so envious of that thing in 1989...
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I'll just leave this here.

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Most infuriating game ever:

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Looks like OEMs still use ~8:1 compression ratio when max boost and power is needed
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a crankshaft for your crankshaft. lol.
kinda cool. the question is how it will hold up over long periods of time
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a crankshaft for your crankshaft. lol.
kinda cool. the question is how it will hold up over long periods of time
Better question is how will it hold up to more power.

Engine manufacturers have figured out how to make things spin quickly for a long time. As long as you don't have other issues usually bearings arent the reason you rebuild.
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it actually is. look at subaru
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