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Windows "The Gamer's PC" (1995) - video

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by GoodBytes, 20 Sep 2011.

  1. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Ahh the good old days.

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    So did you have a computer like that in 1995?
    Hmmm.... it looks like that MechWarrior 2 was the Crysis of 1995.
     
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  2. pingu666

    pingu666 New Member

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    1.6gig HD :D

    you can get 3tb hd's now, thats 1875 times bigger :O
     
  3. Pete J

    Pete J Unemployed dole scum

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    Now I want to play MW2 again!

    Awesome game.
     
  4. Showerhead

    Showerhead New Member

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    Why were all computers white back then?:confused:
     
  5. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    FOOL! F6 for a more detailed mech readout!
     
  6. Grimloon

    Grimloon New Member

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    I still have my copy :D

    Have you never heard the term "boring beige box" before? :eyebrow:
     
  7. Throbbi

    Throbbi New Member

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    Christ. I had a unit similar.

    P166MMX, 4.2GB HDD, some other stuff.......

    £1950 :jawdrop:

    Meh, i didn't pay for it and spent hours on 7th Guest and its sequel, The 11th Hour (still got that somewhere.....)
     
  8. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Rose tinted glasses aside...... MW2 looks bloomin rubbish by todays standards.
     
  9. Pete J

    Pete J Unemployed dole scum

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    As Grimloon says, it's beige! Don't know why, but for a good few years beige cases ruled supreme.
    So I'm not the only one who did that then :D .
    I think it still has a certain charm. I played it a couple of Christmases ago when perusing my old gaming collection at my folks' home.

    Also, PPC Cheesecake. I used to equip six or more on the large mechs and go nuts. Every so often a bug would occur where PPCs acted as a hitscan weapon. Mercenaries was also great - loved the addition of the AMS and full 3D card support!
     
  10. paisa666

    paisa666 I WILL END YOU!!!

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    oh man, I still have my beige box at home, running... but it wasnt a highend gaming machine, I was to young (a kid) and ofc my father wouldnt buy me one because of that silly thing called money :(.

    I still have this magazine we used to buy where I just couldnt stop reading and dreaming about a powerful gaming PC, it was a Compaq, a powerfull one with a Pentium MMX inside and 256 KB of RAM and 3dfx gaphics, man it was a beast

    I guess that's where all my PC gaming fever started :D
     
  11. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    lol at the frame rate
     
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    Haha classic white computer!
     
  13. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    ahhhh what a year 1995 was. Life was so much better and there was so much to look foward to:waah:. CRT monitor with a screen filter :clap: PC's were so expensive then could not afford anything even though i tried to get my parents to part with £2k but they weren't having it :wallbash:
     
  14. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Ohh the iPhone of the future:
     
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    Pete J Unemployed dole scum

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    I much prefer that to the iPhone :D .

    I didn't realise they had touch screens in 1983 though :eeek: .
     
  16. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Beige was the best colour ever - no fights, as they were all beige! Seriously though, why did the industry pick beige? My last beige box was a Dell Dimension of some kind back in the PIII era.
     
  17. paisa666

    paisa666 I WILL END YOU!!!

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    http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/?q=node/388
     
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  18. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    nice!

    Maaan that 3000$ "Gamer's computer", was just not worth it.
    1996 Best Buy:
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    Even with a gaming graphic card, it would not be so expensive.
    Side monitor speaker for the win! Just radical!
    I wdoner why apple stop making their own printers. Do you think they still work with the Mac's of today?

    You know what, now I am really seeing how technology has slow down like crazy these days. :/

    Games where cheaper too:
    [​IMG]

    Full 1996 Bets buy flyer: http://gregarious24.imgur.com/best_buy_flyer_september_1996
     
  19. Bungletron

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    Modern Warfare 2? All true.

    I remember this game it was ok, no doom tho. The graphics are hilarious, I think there might be about 10 polygons on screen.

    Other thing that brought back a flood of nostalgia, he mentions an MPEG decoder card, you had to buy an add in card (on top of the graphics card) to play DVDs smoothly, what a joke!
     
  20. Grimloon

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    You could have any colour you liked as long as it was, well, rather beige! Possibly slightly taupe if they were feeling a touch risqué :p

    The graphics are certainly poor by today's standards but the gameplay is still excellent. The degree of customisation available was unheard of at the time and is still uncommon today.

    Pete J, I do believe that you may be clinically insane - 6 PPCs?! WTF?! Clan variant ER PPC is 15 points of heat each! 90 heat if you group fire is an instant shutdown or override and coolant flush even with 20 double heat sinks! Good grief man, that's completely batshit barking mad!:eeek:

    Then again that's 90 points of damage to a single location so anything other than an Atlas or Daishi is an instagib on a centre torso hit. Hmm...could be worth it but I reckon I'll stick with my medium mechs with 8 ER mediums on group fire and kneecap the suckers. :D
     

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