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Old 2021-10-22, 03:23   #12
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the programs I liked are stuck in the past.
Plus one here. I too, never liked first shooter games. I was more on the "lode runner", "sokoban" and "lost vikings" types of games
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Old 2021-10-22, 21:59   #13
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Plus one here. I too, never liked first shooter games. I was more on the "lode runner", "sokoban" and "lost vikings" types of games
Yeah - watching my son play Call of Duty on his big monitor in 4K, or whatever, actually makes me nauseous.

I was into land combat simulations back then - Armored Fist, Mechwarrior2, M1 Tank Platoon II, etc. on the PC.

Lode runner and sokoban - that’s going way back!..
Cool! I was playing GORF on my Commodore Vic20 when those came out!!!

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Old 2021-10-23, 02:13   #14
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Leisure Suit Larry was my first game.
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Old 2021-10-23, 07:25   #15
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Cool! I was playing GORF on my Commodore Vic20 when those came out!!!
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Old 2021-10-23, 13:04   #16
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MW2 is one of the best video games we have ever played.

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Old 2021-10-25, 02:33   #17
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Leisure Suit Larry was my first game.
I remember that game from the PC Gamer magazine! I never played it, but it was popular.
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Old 2021-10-25, 02:38   #18
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Awesome, thanks!

I remember my high school friend helping me write a silly program on that thing. I recall I wanted the screen to flash random colors, I think going from slow to fast.

After it did that, I made it do some random calculations that filled the screen with characters. Something about POKE (123,23)….whatever that meant - I totally forgot.

The problem was my “random” command rnd, I think, made the same characters every time, not random ones! I memorized the little program - I think I made it loop infinitely. Then, when in K-Mart at the electronics section where they had VIC 20s on display, I’d type in that stupidity and make it look like the VIC 20 was freaking out.

Wow….I haven’t thought about that since 1983!!!

Good times, ha ha ha!!!

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MW2 is one of the best video games we have ever played.

Yes!!! The first DOS MW2 versions might be considered crude but the 3D accelerated versions of MW2 still hold up today. It was the cool soundtrack music that played during the missions that helped make that game a classic.

I loaded up the 3D Titanium edition on my retro PC as soon as I rebuilt it!
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The problem was my “random” command rnd, I think, made the same characters every time, not random ones!
The random command had to be initialized. It was common to use X = RND(-TI) to seed it with a more or less random value. TI is the timer.
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The random command had to be initialized. It was common to use X = RND(-TI) to seed it with a more or less random value. TI is the timer.
I do remember a little something about that. I’m sure you’re right. Those commands are familiar!!

We were kind of pranksters back then and I wanted to write programs that made it look like the computer was about to have a meltdown.

We did one on his Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III where we made the floppy drive make a clanking noise, at the same time made the little speaker make weird tones, and I think we simultaneously made it execute progressively difficult math problems until it errored out.

Why? Because we were kids and we thought it was funny!
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Old 2021-10-25, 03:18   #22
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People spend a lot of time trying to get those old classics to run on Windows 10. When they succeed, the programs still don’t really run or look right. It’s better to play them on a machine built for that purpose.
DOSBox works pretty well in my experience.

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