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Ol Smoke

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i actually used 5 1/4 floppys before those and if you want to go really old skool i remember having cassett tapes with games on them. it would take 30-45 minutes to load a game.

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I used to play civilization 1 on my 386 a LOT. It had 1MB ram, 20mhz processor, 40M harddrive and something I could not believe was true - a modem! I think it was a 2400 baud modem and could download 1M/h. I used it to play ZombieMUD :)


Any bigger games took several disks and when one disk is 1.44M I had to be carefull what to install and when. I would immediately run out of space :)

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Oh yeah... remember when loading ms dos from 2 floppy IBM to load someting else and juggling dos floppy when needed some dos thing to 128/256kb memory :) And struggling with 1mb memory barrier with allkind memory extension progs :D. And testing poor windows 1.2 from one 720kb diskette :D Grappy "windows" with some "features with using mouse. some where -91 or -92.


Running BBS and connecting other BBS with modem in that time :D



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How about ...



10 printscreen "Joe is a noob!"

20 goto 10



Basic programming for you younger ones. :)

http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/ewd02xx/EWD215.PDF ;)



Anyway, even today those 3.5" disks are large enough. Most classic games, W3D, Doom, TTDX, fitted on a few disks. Good old times indeed.


And even today all my results of my graduation project still fitted on a single 1.44MB disk.

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