Old software remembered affectionately

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  1. DonutKing

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    Under Win 95 you could setup IPX/SPX on your parallel port and play games that way. Was only slightly better than serial :p
     
  2. Zee

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    TOS... (I wonder how many know what I'm talking about?).

    Leisure Suit Larry, if not already mentioned.

    Z...
     
  3. PabloEscobar

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    Larry 1 is the only reason I know Tiny Tim recorded "Tiptoe through the Tulips".

    Continually restarting the game until I got enough questions that i knew the answers to...

    Only to be amazed later... when pixel boobies were no longer forbidden, and someone introduced me to Ctrl+Alt+X during the title screen to bypass the quiz.
     
  4. cvidler

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    I used both. wordperfect was great, wordstar not so much. took a long time to unlearn wordperfect for word.

    spending hours writing and 'formatting' in wordperfect, then hitting shift-f7 and going deaf while the dot matrix printer forced 24 tiny little hammers onto an ink soaked ribbon (if you were lucky that ink ribbon had 2 or more colours on it) onto paper.
     
  5. Glide

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    Scorched Earth with QBasic :)

    Ahh those were the days when family arguments were settled with a MIRV :)
     
  7. PabloEscobar

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    Scorch wasn't QBasic.

    Qbasic was Nibbles.bas and Gorilla.bas.
     
  8. bcann

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    coulda swore it was ... anyway still a blast :)
     
  9. merlin13

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    DOS counts as software, right?

    Else Total Annihilation. Still... umm, using it when I get overly bore...
     
  10. cvidler

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    I modified the fuck outta that.

    memory very rusty but a few of the enhancements I made.

    - random boom-erang bananas, you want to be paying attention, and deliberately throw those away so they don't come back at you.
    - bonus targets, hit a target and get an extra explosive banana.
    - rudimentary hit tracking, an indirect hit wouldn't kill you outright, only a direct hit would.

    sure I did more to it as well.
     
  11. Zee

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    Yeah, I remember being annoyed that the questions were usually US related, so even Aussie adults would have had a hard time.

    Damn it! Never knew the CTRL+ALT+X trick!!!

    Not to younger self - Small dogs, Yoga, and CTRL+ALT+X


    Z...
     
  12. MikHail

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    WinExit, a quick exit button that was always on top of any app or window, made for Windows 3.1

    How was it made cvidler?? :)
     
  13. cvidler

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    Now that takes me back - to high school.
     
  14. .AQL.

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    Windows XP, still the best OS released by MS IMHO :)

    Also ICQ and QQ instant messaging programs. QQ is still technically around but just feels dead for some reason :upset:
     
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    Print Shop Deluxe, around 1996 iirc. Primary school pupils loved it.
     
  16. Sphinx

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    We used the original The Print Shop by Brøderbund on an Apple II with a 40 pin dot-matrix printer around the mid 80's, to print cards, signs and banners as kids.

    We also had most of the other famous Brøderbund titles: Choplifter, Lode Runner, Karateka, and Prince of Persia. Fun times (in mono-green).
     
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