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Title: Old School
Post by: svx on August 25, 2010, 02:32:54 am
Hey...

Hey, what do you guys remember about computers and things ages and ages ago?

I remember DOS.  Like, in 1995.  I liked DOS.  I remember using Windows at times, but that I liked DOS so much that I'd do whatever-it-was to boot into it in order to do anything interesting. I think it was something like holding shift while clicking the reboot button in Windows 95...

Ehh.  I played a lot of Quake back then, especially in 1996 when it was created.  I was 11 years old...  I remember loving it every time I had a ping greater than 500 on the server I connected to.  I always wished Warcraft had something similar, but I don't recall it having anything TCP/IP related; though, I did play against my friend (an Arab dude whose name is Yousef) often.

I remember loving my favourite Zip disk, which I proudly encrypted with GPG after downloading it from some hacker site.  And loving every Sierra game that was ever published.  I remember buying FreeBSD from some local software store, and devoting myself to learning how to use Unix, which I ultimately stayed close to as I made the transition to Linux...

I remember the UHS, Universal Hint System, that I'd go to for gamefaqs-style walkthroughs on the games I played. And my brother rattling off the strings to set up my Soundblaster in the autoexec.bat file, which I was always surprised he could do from memory, and that I never, ever understood...  And warezing -- I remember pages of black, elitely long lists of URL's with "virii", prods, warez, and pr0n. Torrents are spoiling.

I remember that Razor 1911 were my heroes, along with Phrozen. I loved the idea of hacking and cracking, but phreaking and phones and the other groups that envied those two agendas were never my thing. I think that learning to program anything at all was inspired by them, though I hadn't written a keygen for anything until I was 24 -- this year, in fact...

Ehh...

The good old times. Ages and ages ago. I wish I could've known about BBS's and such.

What do you guys remember? What about the old times is awesome? svx. drunk on his Dragon Joose, must know!
Title: Old School
Post by: Red-Machine on August 25, 2010, 05:50:13 am
I was too young to enjoy DOS at the time, but since then I have gotten into a few of the games.  I even have a dedicated DOS PC for it, just like my Legacy PC for WIn 98 stuffs.

I go older, tho.  My oldest computer is the Dragon 32 from around 1983.
Title: Old School
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 25, 2010, 07:50:46 am
Weeeell...

I remember, vaguely, the old 3.1 computer we used to have. I can't have been much older than 4, maybe 5 years old at that time, because we got our 95 box almost right when it came out. I remember this time when my mother got sent a copy of Internet Explorer for her work - that must've been in Mosaic age - and all the fuss it gave out when she came home with it, saying stuff like "This is the internet, boys!" (Me and my brother were the ones in the family primarily interested in such things, our sister was a tad too young at the time and has never had much of a nerd streak to her anyway) and showing us all the stuff you could do and us being all wide-eyed and awed. Some time later my brother set up his own home-coded homepage, and I was all envious of his MAD HTML SKILLZ (not quite, but I was like 6-7 years old, so yeah). I remember when the 98 box came home, and we moved the 95 box to my brother's room (the kids' computer, for gaming and stuff, as opposed to the SRS BZNS 98 box, lol) and playing Liero for hours, making those RAD AS HELL circles-of-death with the controlled missile weapon. And the time when I broke down the 98 box trying to download an emulator and Pokemon Gold. I was so sad (mostly because I didn't get to play Gold, lulz), man. So sad.

And then, by 2000, we got 10/10 broadband and Kazaa, and I think it's pretty easy to guess what came after that. -w-;
Title: Old School
Post by: PizzaDrill on August 25, 2010, 11:53:47 am
Jazz Jackrabbit
Wacky Wheels
Commander Keen
Duke Nukem
Duke Nukem 2
Raptor: Call of the Shadows
Myst
Rise of the Triad
Math Blaster
Hocus Pocus
Sim City
Wolfenstein 3D
Doom
Duke Nukem 3D

My first internet experience was at the age of 3 on my father's lap using prodigy on our 386.
Title: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 25, 2010, 02:45:52 pm
windows 95 <3
it was my uncle's computer, so i could only play on it when i went over his house, but it was AWESOME. i was about 5 or so at the time.
he had a huge gamepack installed, so i would always play things like jezzball and pipe dream and chip's challenge, but jewel thief was my absolute favourite (i have vague memories of that cause it got deleted when i was about 7-8 ). it had a bunch of other games too (whose names i can't remember for the life of me) and there was also tetris, which i sucked royally at. xD

when i was about 8, we got our first computer, a win. 98 first edition (which didn't matter, we had no scanner anyway). it came with a whole slew of games, one or two of which didn't work, but i remember playing oregon trail 3 alot. we got theme hospital soon after and that was just amazing.
jump start first grade never worked and i wanted to play it for some reason so that annoyed the fuk outta me. >___<;;

we got the interwebs when i was around 8 or so as well, and all i remember is th dial up sound <3, random hentai sites, and surfing sailor moon websites untill 10 pm and my mom yelled at me to go to bed. ^^

we lost the net when i was about 9 or 10 (cause no one wanted to pay for it) and i was pretty much the only kid in middle school without the net. we got it back when i was going into high school.

things i miss:
~my childhood innocence
~the dial up noise
~pipe dream for windows 95 (i mangaged to track down and download chip's challenge and jewel thief.)
~when gaia online was good (got my account there when i was turning 14.)

also, i remember my cousins' N64. though TECHNICALLY not my FIRST console (first video game was a copy of pokemon blue my sister borrowed from her friend ^^), it was the first one i had regular access to. my cousins kept it at my grandparents house, so when i was 7 i went over there all the time and played it on their big tv (bigger than the one at my house!). :3 the games i really remember were Donkey Kong 64 (MADE. OF. AWESOME.), 007 Goldeneye (only game my dad ever played) and Mario Kart 64 (wrote my first poem about that :3) all the other games i knew and loved (still do) we rented from the store, untill my cousin sold me that N64 when i was about 12, and i started buying games for it. ^^

games i miss (cause i don't have them yet):
~Bust a Move 99'
~Dr. Mario
~Mario Party 2 (we played that the most even though 3 pwned it)
~Rugrats (i can't remember the rest of the title)
Title: Old School
Post by: Dr. Kraus on August 25, 2010, 03:19:24 pm
I started out with 3.1 because my dad worked at CompUSA making the 3.1 boxes in the back room. I was his assistant almost every day with putting together the computers I could barley understand. Did the same thing for when Windows95 came out and then my dad decided to make his own company. I remember all the old Windows manuals that were bigger than the phone book at the time and reading them with my dad.

My dad got me a custom Windows95 box for our first computer which than got Windows98 on it and was placed in my room.

After a while I lost interest in computers and that stuff for a while but used them from time to time.

Now I'm studying code and all sorts of other stuff with computers!

Times sure change, I wish I still had that old 95 box. My brother spilled a bunch of stuff all over it and ruined it so we had to trash it.
Title: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 28, 2010, 11:12:37 pm
@kraus: aw. ;__; i know how you feel a bit, the only parts left from the family's first computer is the hard drive (bigfoot 8 GB xD) and the speakers.

how cool that you got to help build them so young. ^^ my mum worked at radio shack at the time so we got ours on discount, but we didn't know too much about the technical stuff. ^^;
Title: Old School
Post by: 11076ddz on November 08, 2010, 02:11:37 am
i remember my 3.1 computer playing a super pixalated Tomb raider.and trying to figure out how to get dos to load my daffy duck game off the floppy.

then i remember 95. that when i started understanding computers i was 6 years old at that time. way later on i took the computer apart and my weird friends attempted to turn the power unit into a bong cause it was kinda shaped like one.

its nice to see im not that old ^.^
Title: Old School
Post by: Bella on November 08, 2010, 12:31:31 pm
Quote from: "SoulTaker916"way later on i took the computer apart and my weird friends attempted to turn the power unit into a bong cause it was kinda shaped like one.

its nice to see im not that old ^.^


WHAT.
THE.
FSCK.

I usually refrain from setting the trollbait on fire, but that, sir, is the dumbest thing I've ever heard in my life. =___=
Title: Old School
Post by: 11076ddz on November 08, 2010, 01:18:13 pm
i thought so also. like i said i wasn't apart of that.
Title: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 19, 2010, 08:21:23 pm
crack is whack, say nope to dope. ^w^

at any rate, i didn't learn anything super technical about computers until high school. i'm so jealous of you guys cause you actually know how to work DOS. ;___;
Title: Old School
Post by: stewartsage on November 19, 2010, 11:00:35 pm
DOS is boss.  Not the BOS, or BOS/360 for that matter.
Title: Old School
Post by: Bella on November 19, 2010, 11:21:16 pm
I know enough DOS to navigate it. >>

Hm... I've been interested in computers and reading about and researching them since I was like 10... maybe younger...

Old things I remember? Retroactivly? I've telnet'd with a bunch of public machines just to see what computing was like back in the Good Old Days when folks had terminals and connected to institutional computers. RSTS was the first; I remember how exotic it seemed, and how cool it was interacting with a 30-year-old OS. I played text games on it for hours! After that there was Deathrow's VMS cluster, Super Dimensional Fortress' NetBSD and Tenex systems... I once even discovered a public access PR1MOS system (a near-Multics experience), but it was all greek to me so I didn't get very far.
Title: Old School
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 19, 2010, 11:28:44 pm
The first system I used was Macintosh System 7.5 in 1994. From personal experience, it's the worst Mac OS version I've used (7.5 specifically, the rest of 7.x is okay), but still had fond memories playing games on it.

I also remember using Mac OSX for the first time and remember how weird and otherworldly-yet-somewhat-familiar it all seemed.

For a long time I didn't really give computing much thought, it wasn't until about 6 years ago that I did. Hmm.

BTW, I've used DOS only once and that was to help a friend reinstall Windows ME on an old computer via command-line.

Though System 7.5 was the first OS I've used, and the oldest for a long time, it was System 6 that introduced me to retrocomputing just two years ago!

@Bella: How do you access those systems? I'm curious!
Title: Old School
Post by: Red-Machine on November 20, 2010, 07:13:17 am
Quote from: "Bella"Hm... I've been interested in computers and reading about and researching them since I was like 10... maybe younger...


Same here.
Title: Old School
Post by: Krizonar on November 25, 2010, 04:02:43 pm
Since I'm not very old, the oldest cool computer thing I remember is "what? Mac versions have 3 numbers now?" and Cheetah-tan is like "yeah, d00d"

I also remember the intel transition!

I remember the Power Mac G3 being teh ultimate uberness.

I remember (and still have) my little flowery G3 iMac!
The endless hours of Nanosaur on my G3 iMac.

Legit Tetris on my Macintosh Se!
Title: Old School
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 25, 2010, 04:16:15 pm
I also remember when the G3 was uber awesome and cutting-edge, but that was shortly before the G4 debuted. LOL I was a bit behind the times! XD

^And remember when multitasking was optional on the Mac? :)
Title: Old School
Post by: Red-Machine on November 25, 2010, 04:27:05 pm
Quote from: "Aurora Borealis"^And remember when multitasking was optional on the Mac? :)


That's what you buy Windows for. XD
Title: Old School
Post by: Krizonar on November 25, 2010, 05:23:02 pm
Quote from: "Red-Machine"
Quote from: "Aurora Borealis"^And remember when multitasking was optional on the Mac? :)


That's what you buy Windows for. XD

Pffft, windows was a DOS shell when Mac had optional multitasking! :D /pets dos kitty

And yup, my Macintosh SE has the wondrous "multifinder" xp
Title: Old School
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 25, 2010, 05:31:15 pm
BWAHAHAHAHA!


From personal experience, System 6 is one of the most stable OSes I've ever used as long as the Multifinder isn't on. It's not good to have to sacrifice stability for multitasking!
Title: Old School
Post by: Krizonar on November 25, 2010, 05:39:26 pm
My SE is stable regardless, I just leave the multifinder on. Never noticed a performance hit o.O
Even with it, it starts up in around 23 seconds. Guess it's adding about a second per year of age!
Title: Old School
Post by: Bella on November 26, 2010, 08:11:09 pm
Quote from: "Aurora Borealis"@Bella: How do you access those systems? I'm curious!


By entering the system's address into a terminal emulator, or on a *nix system, entering the address into BASH ("telnet address-goes-here"). Sometimes they require a username and address (either user-established or publicly provided by the system) and sometimes there's a fee to join (but typically not for the hobby systems).

Most of the shell accounts out there are Unix or Linux based, but there are hobby-oriented ones out there running exotic OSes one probably wouldn't have the chance to use any other way -- VMS, ITS, Tenex, RSTS and PR1MOS, among others.
Title: Old School
Post by: svx on November 27, 2010, 12:56:45 am
Duuude...

My brother just picked up an AWESOME old IBM computer with a 486 and everything. I'm stoked!

I'd really like to get a hold of the first computer we ever had, which was a Packard Bell something or other...  Ehh, too hard to remember. I was five years old or something.
Title: Old School
Post by: Red-Machine on November 27, 2010, 06:43:55 am
We had a Packard Bell, too.  I still have the spec sheet for it. XD
Title: Old School
Post by: Bella on November 27, 2010, 06:33:23 pm
DUUUUUUDE! I'm an IBMophile. XD
Title: Old School
Post by: stewartsage on November 27, 2010, 07:36:13 pm
*hits Bells with ax handle* Nothing to see here folks, just move along.
Title: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 28, 2010, 06:07:28 pm
*hugs tanky* dun hit me, tanky's an IBM too ;___;

the oldest computer on premises is *gestures to left* Timmy. but he doesn't have a brain right now (he came with the motherboard and possibly one card installed, nothing more :\)

timmy's a "Tiger" brand computer (lolwut), saying it was made for 95/98 (pretty sure it's 95 but i'm too lazy to go check the fromt of the case right now--timmy's butt is facing me and he's acting as a table right now). planning on using Timmy as a legacy PC (win 95) or as a home for Emuii-tan (win ME).

always wanted a hackintosh......which reminds me! my teacher told me a story a few weeks ago:

he heard of a girl from my school who was walking through Harvard Yard one night, when she stumbles upon a Mac desktop, sitting in the grass with all its guts hanging out. She checks around to make sure it doesn't belong to anybody, and when she can't find anyone, she gathers up the parts and scoops it into her coat to carry it. but it's too heavy, so she ends up taking off her pants and slinging the computer over her back, taking it back to her dorm. she puts it back together the next morning, and it's a perfectly working Mac.

i am so jealous of this person. >___<;
Title: Old School
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 28, 2010, 06:14:12 pm
Quoteso she ends up taking off her pants

I don't think I understood this part. What moment of carrying a computer needs you to strip? >_>
Title: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 28, 2010, 06:34:09 pm
it was too cumbersome for her to carry in her jacket. so (like the funny little robber people of anime) she put the computer in the pantlegs (i assume) and slung it over her back like a small child.
Title: Old School
Post by: Bella on November 28, 2010, 08:07:13 pm
Quote from: "stewartsage"*hits Bells with ax handle* Nothing to see here folks, just move along.


*Is resurrected as a zombie, proceeds to go on attempted brain-gnawing rampage* I know ALL modern PCs (and Intel Macs) are technically "IBM clones", but having that IBM name makes a computer so much more valuable in my eyes... same goes for Apples/Macs... *.*

Lolmacstripping.
Title: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 30, 2010, 02:29:41 pm
ik rite? i'd strip for a mac, depending on what i was wearing. of course, i'm semi-resourceful when it come to carrying large loads. :3
Title: Old School
Post by: stewartsage on November 30, 2010, 11:44:42 pm
Off topic @ Kari: As the actress said to the bishop.
Title: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 01, 2010, 01:36:18 pm
but of course. -w-
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: CanaryTan on February 26, 2011, 04:44:46 pm
first computer i ever used was a computer made from gateway (where my dad used to work when i was little)
running windows 98. My birth OS (meaning, the os that came out the year i was born) I never really used it. We sold it for a long time then we got it back and I used it alot and we still have it in the basement. I have all my midi's and stuff on there. aah memories~
and truth is, if i'm not going to have internet on the computer in my room, I'd love to use the windows 98SE we have downstairs.
My XP is using the power cable from it atm. Aah windows 98SE, good times.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 26, 2011, 05:38:57 pm
that's what i keep tanky around for. NOSTALGIA~~~~

my family's first computer was shitty, a discounted Compaq Presario (idk the model number). It ran Windows 98, had the os overwritten twice, and was the "family" computer for about 8 years. :3

all that remains of the original shitty now is a Quantum Bigfoot TX 8gb hard drive and a set of speakers. :\
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 26, 2011, 08:12:50 pm
Quote(meaning, the os that came out the year i was born

...He is so young...
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Krizonar on February 26, 2011, 08:16:01 pm
Quote from: NejinOniwa on February 26, 2011, 08:12:50 pm
Quote(meaning, the os that came out the year i was born

...He is so young...

System 7 is older than me :P
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 26, 2011, 08:27:58 pm
i was born in the year of the 3.1. :\
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Bella on February 26, 2011, 10:29:39 pm
Lol, my family's first comp was a Compaq Presario too running Windows 98 too! :^D
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 26, 2011, 10:44:27 pm
:D yey~! we got ours on discount when my mum quit working at radio shack. xD

you have any pieces of it left? :3
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Bella on February 26, 2011, 10:59:24 pm
I have the entire machine, peripherals and all. Though I think the floppy drive broke...
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 26, 2011, 11:03:08 pm
i have plenty of replacements -w-
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: CanaryTan on February 26, 2011, 11:23:33 pm
I have a floppy with MS-DOS loaded on it.
But my stupid IBM computer in my room doesn't have the boot menu option when it turns on >:C
I WANNA USE MS-DOS.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 26, 2011, 11:29:13 pm
YOU WILL FIND A WAY~~ :3
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: CanaryTan on February 26, 2011, 11:59:51 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on February 26, 2011, 11:29:13 pm
YOU WILL FIND A WAY~~ :3


doubt it. xD

MS-DOS is so awesome imo. :3
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Red-Machine on February 27, 2011, 06:23:17 am
It's pointless running MS-DOS on that thing, it might not even run at all.  Plus no game will work.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: stewartsage on February 27, 2011, 09:19:08 am
You can always DOS Box/FreeDOS or something on your regular computer.  Not really all that useful unless you have some old DOS games or other programs to run though.  Always wanted to have a totally FreeDOS machine.

Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Pitkin on February 27, 2011, 09:22:20 am
I use DOSBox practically daily, as most of the games I've played recently have been DOS classics I played (or saw someone else play more often) when I was a child. ^-^ That and it's way easier to make work than Wine so I've kind of ignored the Windows-based games. ._.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: stewartsage on February 27, 2011, 09:41:34 am
Man, I need a System 7 or 8 emulator to play my childhood games.  Hellcats in the Pacific, PT Boat, Number Munchers, Oregon Trail, Dino-something or other, Bugdom, Super Munchers, and ClarisWorks (yes, that was totally a game).

Am I the only one who always thinks of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNwxv6TgsuU) when seeing the topic title?
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 27, 2011, 12:51:06 pm
@stew: little bit. :\

i still wonder if i should play the copy of FF7 for the pc, or should i keep it mint condition......

eh, i've heard that the pc version doesn't do the game justice anyway. :\
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 27, 2011, 01:00:24 pm
I'm still able to play some of my favorite childhood games (from the System 7 era) on my G3 running OS 9.

@stew: There's Basilisk II, but I don't know how reliable it is. I've used it before a year ago or two, and it crashed a lot. It might have improved since then though.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Red-Machine on February 27, 2011, 01:04:38 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on February 27, 2011, 12:51:06 pmi still wonder if i should play the copy of FF7 for the pc, or should i keep it mint condition......

eh, i've heard that the pc version doesn't do the game justice anyway. :\


It doesn't, especially if you don't have a 3dfx graphics card to get the enhanced 3D mode.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Bella on February 27, 2011, 05:00:32 pm
I'd need a VAX emulator and an OpenVMS license to run my favourite childhood games. D,:
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: svx on February 27, 2011, 05:16:09 pm
Man, I must be getting old!

Feels like just a few years ago that I was playing Doom, the original Warcraft, Hexen, etc with my friend over a modem...

Had Windows 3.11 on a zip disk. But it was too new and unfamiliar to me  in the early 1990s!
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 27, 2011, 09:35:22 pm
i managed to get one of my old games to work in compatibility mode on here, though i've yet to play it, so i'm not sure. but it installed correctly, so i think it'll be ok. :3
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 06, 2011, 01:25:43 pm
Speaking of compatibility, Total Annihilation runs in normal mode too, but it's a LOT better in 98 mode. WINNAGE WAS HA(R)D, dat AI is seriouse shit.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 06, 2011, 05:07:06 pm
should try out mindmaze one of these days....
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Raffaele the Amigan on March 06, 2011, 10:08:33 pm
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.

Atari computers on fire running for entire weeks Orion videogames.
I watched C=Amiga CRT-TV beams blitter circuitry plasma effects in the dark, and I installed and played with Minix near the Tannembaum-Torvalds Debate.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to running Windows again.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 07, 2011, 01:42:43 am
that sounds too epic for words.

oh, and when i read the first part, i thought you LITERATELY meant on fire. o___o;
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Raffaele the Amigan on March 07, 2011, 10:31:46 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on March 07, 2011, 01:42:43 am
that sounds too epic for words.

oh, and when i read the first part, i thought you LITERATELY meant on fire. o___o;


Who said it didn't? (snicker)  ::)
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 11, 2011, 12:14:53 am
O___O;;;

who knew such nerdy hobbies could be so dangerous.....
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: stewartsage on March 11, 2011, 05:47:28 pm
I used to play my Gameboy via link against my cousin in the snow.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 11, 2011, 06:39:19 pm
i wish i had moments that badass. :[

come to think of it, i never even got to link up gameboys as a kid. >__<;
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Red-Machine on March 11, 2011, 07:10:03 pm
I bought a Link Cable so I could trade Pokemon... with myself...
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 11, 2011, 07:23:21 pm
I have a GB-GBA cable... -w-
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 12, 2011, 01:15:02 pm
i think i have a cheap knockoff one....but i've never gotten the oppertunity to use it cause i didn't have many friends and only like, 1 of them played.

and when i tried to trade with myself, the copy of gold my brother gave me crashed my crystal. >__<;;
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Bella on March 13, 2011, 01:28:09 pm
I'm currently hunting an elusive Internet-ready Commodore 128 computer system. I can't arrange a meeting with the seller until tomorrow and it's going on a first-come, first-serve basis, so here's hoping it doesn't sell today.

(The 128 is one of a few Commodore systems that I actually like - the others being the VIC-20, SX-64, Plus/4 and PET 2001.)
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 13, 2011, 01:48:52 pm
Good Luck, bells. ^^ hope ya get it.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: stewartsage on March 13, 2011, 07:49:38 pm
Time is the key element!

There were a ton of local old computers for sale over break, but there were none even approaching a reasonable price :/
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 13, 2011, 09:18:06 pm
what is "reasonable", anyway? i'd say it's relative, depending on the person. :\
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: stewartsage on March 13, 2011, 09:30:19 pm
$78 for the sketchiest looking complete NES ever with five games and the TV hook up ?  No, no thanks.  And the incomplete Atari 7800 without controllers and only ET for it for $50?  No.  No way EVER.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 13, 2011, 11:18:31 pm
hmm, then we place similar stock in old video games. i think that we wouldn't place as much stock in old computers, though. :\
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 14, 2011, 12:43:16 pm
I found a fully functional NES in my hood garbage room...with a joystick and Top Gun.

=W=
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: CanaryTan on March 14, 2011, 06:13:21 pm
Does my iPod count? it's a 1st gen which is very old in my opinion.

I'm still kind of upset that my computer is taking the 98SE's power cord. :U

Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 19, 2011, 11:25:53 pm
it'll be ok. just run stuff in compatiblity mode. :3

@nejin:THIS SUMMER
YOU BRING THIS HERE
YES
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 20, 2011, 05:43:45 pm
GAH, LUGGAGE LOAD INCREASED >_>
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 20, 2011, 08:58:30 pm
IT'LL BE WORTH IT.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Dr. Kraus on March 20, 2011, 09:01:58 pm
GAMECUBE.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 20, 2011, 09:09:38 pm
Well, I have one of those too...but since that's my newest console (DS doesn't count), I don't really count it as "Old School". Guess it is, tho. Ah, SSBM, Pokemon XD, Geist, all good stuff.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 20, 2011, 09:10:06 pm
i have a controller for one. :3
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: stewartsage on March 21, 2011, 06:26:03 am
GAMECUBE YEAH.

So I could by a Playstation for nine bucks, but it's missing the TV connection and controllers.  Worth it, OSC?
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 21, 2011, 01:51:03 pm
Derp. Not IMO. Then again, I'm off to try getting myself a PS3 AND a 3DS soon... >_>
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Bella on March 21, 2011, 06:44:49 pm
Someone once gave me a Playstation... but I never got around to picking it up.... yeah.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Dr. Kraus on March 21, 2011, 08:34:34 pm
GAMECUBE.
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: stewartsage on March 21, 2011, 08:37:08 pm
ALREADY HAVE TWO
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Krizonar on March 21, 2011, 08:48:39 pm
Gamecube;
supporting 3D gaming since 2001.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/98097-Nintendo-Built-3D-Into-the-Gamecube
Title: Re: Old School
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 22, 2011, 01:00:11 pm
@stew: can i have one?
and the cables won't run you more than a buck or two, so i'd say worth it. of course, i'm a bit sony-centric when it comes to consoles....
well, sony/nintendo 50/50.