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The Id Software Story – from Hell

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Id Software is more than a little bit famous. This fame came from various games, including Wofenstein 3D and Quake, but mainly from Doom. Doom was the game which really kicked off the FPS genre, and it's so well known today that Doom 2016 has just been released. But aside from Doom, the actual story [...]

How Lotus 1-2-3 Improved DOS Gaming

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Lotus 1-2-3 was a Spreadsheet program developed by Lotus Software (who are now part of IBM), which emerged from 1983 and went on to massive success. You might think that a Spreadsheet is as far removed from gaming as you could imagine (if you don't count the flight simulator built into a later version of [...]

FPS Shooter Evolution

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Watch the Video From the 1973 Maze Wars on the Imlac PDS-1, through to The Phantom on the Dragon 32, MIDI Maze on the Atari ST and finally where things took off with Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake all the way up to present day. Join me on this epic first person shooter evolution perspective, showing [...]

The Lost Joys of Configuring a 90s PC (repeatedly)

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Something is missing from today's society. Something deep. Something primal. Indeed, something I spent a huge chunk of my teen & pre-teen years engaging in. During the early hours of the day, through the afternoon and often through the night. Of course, I'm talking about setting up and configuring PCs. You might say that kids [...]

Amstrad PC1512 Review & Retrospective

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Watch the Video Today I'm looking at my Amstrad PC1512, whilst also providing a bit of back story to the iconic machine. Name Derived from: PC (Personal Computer) 1 (1st in Amstrad's IBM compatible line) 512 (512kb of memory) The original internal code name within Amstrad for the 1512 was "Airo" reputedly standing for "Amstrad’s [...]

The Pains of Installing Windows ’98 on a “Modern” Machine

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The other day I had an urge. An urge to install Windows '98 on a machine that was made several years after 1998 and to see how easy it was (Take a look at these lovely minimum requirements!). This I feel in hindsight, was an error. Now, what I perceive to be a modern machine [...]

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