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Posts tagged “DOS”

Planet X3 is a brand new CGA DOS game in development

Among the folks I follow on YouTube, I tune into The 8-Bit Guy whenever I feel like seriously learning about retro computer history. On top of his hardware breakdowns and restoration projects, he semi-recently made a strategy game for the Commodore 64 called Planet X2. For some time he's been working on a PC-based sequel designed to support even the most ancient of IBM-compatible machines,…

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Clickuorice Allsorts: Shenzhen Solitaire on MS-DOS

When I saw that Shenzhen Solitaire - the solitaire minigame spun off from Shenzhen I/O - was out for MS-DOS on floppy disks I'll admit I nearly consigned it to the novelty promo pile along with emails about cassette mix tapes or my friend whose response to new music is always "Yes, but can I listen to it on my Discman?". HOWEVER! It gets more…

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Feature: Innocence lost in a config.sys

DOStant Memories

Reflecting on things I take for granted, things which are an everyday part of how I play videogames today, I think of what used to constitute that for me. What was my Steam forums, my C:\Program Files (x86), my Catalyst Control Center, my YouTube clips, my memes, my take-the-side-off-the-case-to-stop-it-overheating? What seemed so important that it burned?

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Keen Thinking: MURI

Ah, life was easier back in the days of DOS. No, that's bollocks: you had to dick around with command lines, XMS/EMS, monitors the size of bears and games which required 17 floppy disks. Also the only Nandos in the UK was in London. Rubbish. However, I am taken straight back to a childhood of acne and EGA in a vaguely pleasant nostalgo-haze when gazing…

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Ubisoft Says Server Downtime Due To Attacks

Ubisoft have told Eurogamer that yesterday's DRM server outages were caused by external attacks, and that they did not affect 95% of players. "Servers were attacked and while the servers did not go down, service was limited from 2.30pm to 9pm Paris time," they explained to the big EG. They also apologise to those who were affected by this, explaining that they represented only 5%…

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