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 No.47928[Reply]

What was your family's first home computer?
Do you still possess any of the hardware or software?
Did you have subscriptions to related magazines?
What were your top fives games and did you ever learn BASIC?
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 No.52099

>>47928
A Hewlett Packard Windows 95 PC, 120 MHz Pentium I with 16 MB of memory (later upgraded to 64 MB) quad speed CD-ROM drive and a SoundBlaster card. It had a dialup modem but I never actually used the internet (regrettably).

Many hours were spent playing Ultimate Doom, Duke Nukem 3D and the various shareware games that were included on the install disc. Death Rally was a game I played quite a bit that not many other people seem to have played.

 No.52106

Damn, really have to stress my memory.
There was that time my dad temporary brought over a computer from work for a few weeks but I don't know what kind since I was 2 or 3. I do know he did get it to play Leisure Suit Larry on it. I stuck to the Nintendo at the time but did watch him play it.

First actual family computer we got was a Windows 95 E-machine in 97. Was already familiar with basic computer use due to school.
Though that shit box introduced me to the world of computer maintenance and troubleshooting since it would crash all the god damn time and generally run into all the common errors of the time. My parents rather then just fix it for me would teach me how to handle each new problem so that if it happened again I didn't have to bother them.

 No.52112

>>47928
>What was your family's first computer?
Not family, my personal, it was white acer laptop with 2gb ram, i don't remember anything about gpu or cpu, but for sure it was of same range.
>Do you still possess hardware or software?
Bunch of disks somewhere.
>Did you have subscriptions to related magazines
No, but my mother bought them to me.
>What your top five games
Clonk endevour and sonic 3 & knuckles, the rest i don't remember, probably some shareware shit no one remembers

 No.52117

VIC-20. Possess everything.

 No.52118

>>52117
No magazine subscriptions, but local library had quite a few magazine subs. and had all the latest books on subject.

This continued well into 90's as well: several linux mags they had and always the latest books on linux and coding in c, assembly and whatnot.

Turns out, it was the doing of a single librarian with tendencies towards everything home computing, but also towards literary classics.



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 No.51711[Reply]

Why do some people hate Assassin's Creed Valhalla so much? Sure, it's a bad game, but some people take their reviews too far.
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 No.51941

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 No.51943

>>51941
That guy's brain is too big for this website.

 No.52038

>>51941
So basically Vikings good, little englanders bad. Fuck Ubisoft.

 No.52049

>>51941
that was a great read, thanks anonymage. I initially thought (as I don't pretend to play this game) that vikings were just going to be portrayed as inclusive and pure good and the saxons as ebil natzis(as per usual with any ubi game), but the problems with this games narrative and lore run much deeper. The religion made me laugh, berserker potions, secularism in MEDIEVAL EUROPE(understandable as a (false) depiction of ancient greece, but europe…) and hilariously a god speaking with you personally(a spiritual interpretation would make much more sense). Such a shame, so much potential for making a good game about viking history, culture, religion and people but they butcher it depicting them as christian ubermensch with pagan undertones. This game would be a total flop without the huge marketing effort and the french subsidies.

 No.52060

>>52049
Ubisoft really has a weird hate boner for the English no matter the game. I guess it's that Frenchness in them.



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 No.49214[Reply]

What to consider when choosing a gaming laptop? I've looked around some guides and have a vague idea, but I'd like to get some thoughts from experienced gamers. There's so much to choose from. I've been wageslaving for two years to save up for this and I really don't want to mess up. My budget is about 1500 usd, maybe a little more.

I'm looking for the best price-to-performance ratio. I don't want to pay for frills, I just want my games to run. I also don't play FPS, mostly strategy games, if that matters. I also don't stream or anything like that. Portability doesn't matter.

Is there a big difference between laptop and desktop? Does a laptop cost much more than a desktop of similar performance? I can't buy desktop because I have nowhere to put it.

Very thankful for any advice.
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 No.49380

>>49364
Yeah the keyboard on my ASUS gets warm. Not really hot but warm and mind you never game on your lap their is normally vents down there so its best to only game or use it while it is on a flat surface like a table needless to say putting it on a bed or carpet is a big no no. Hell first page of the manual says do not use it on your lap. I bought a cooling pad and it helps decrease things be a few degrees in most cases. Its all based on games though FF14 wasn't that bad but new stuff like Metro Exodus and the thing becomes an oven. Likewise even if you have a game stressing it out turning down graphics and screwing with fan profiles can cool things down enough to not worry.

This is what sucks about gaming laptops even if your RTX 2070 is a fine GPU because of on going heat issues you may seldom ever really get to use its full abilities unless you want your computer to die faster.

>>49366
Yeah getting a cooling pad really helps. Many of the basic bitch ones at best buy are not so good for gaming but anything helps. Newegg and micro center have plenty that will not break the bank. Keep in mind though it just helps cool things down a bit and knocks off a few degrees at best. Not being in a really hot room also helps.

Best thing to do is watch your temps. Look up the model of your CPU and do research about what is considered safe. Most start throttling around 99 degrees but just because it throttles at that temp doesn't mean its good to be hovering around 97 constantly. Every new game you play especially if its newer and more demanding then you watch those temps and get an idea of what kind of stress you are putting on your system. Its its real old like Deus Ex then you don't need to be concerned. Maybe look just for fun.

 No.49433

I'll also advise in not getting a gaming laptop. Upgrades are non existent, and repairs will either be nonexistent or a money pit if you damage it. Not to mention it cost more for less. You're literally paying more for portability (which you said you don't need). Getting a decent gaming desktop and a cheap laptop (if needed) is my recommendation.

 No.51923

Do "all in one" PCs suffer the same problems?

 No.51942

>>49364
The keyboard on my laptop is mostly dead in the spot over the cpu/gpu due to being cooked.
I use a external keyboard now.

Since I am mostly settled down now my next computer will likely be a desktop, but I feel like I could get another year out of my computer and don't want it to go to waste. So I intend on playing the thing until it finally breaks, then upgrade.

 No.51989

>>51923
They're arguably worse



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 No.50336[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Should I build a PC or buy the PS5? I don't play too many games but I'd like to play more.

PC
- Higher framerates
- More accurate inputs with mouse
- Cheaper games
- Bigger selection of games
- Can use for other purposes

PS5
- Bigger screen (TV)
- Simpler to use
- Lots of games made to be played with a controller
- PS5 exclusive games
- Advanced controller vibrations
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 No.51904

>>51902
$500 for one game?

 No.51932

>>51816
Or wait for a PSV Slim.

 No.51944

>>51904
two games

 No.51946

>>51944
I thought only transsexuals play it nowadays.

 No.51951



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 No.47336[Reply]

are any wizzies interested in playing this 2hu fightan?
i wanna play but dunno many wizzies who play it
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 No.51928

I would but I'm so bad at fighting games I get really sad after playing a few hours and losing over and over.

 No.51930

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>>51928
Improve your reflexes, bro.

 No.51935

>>50093
That looks surprisingly amazing.

 No.51937

im gunna host if anyones interested, reply if you are

 No.51938

>>51930
I don't know if I can, I'm getting older and clumsier



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 No.51819[Reply]

For more than half a decade I've done nothing with my life but mindlessly browse the internet. I want to change that and get into games. What are some games you think everyone should play? What games should someone who wants to get into the medium play?
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 No.51833

>>51832
>What 3 imageboards are there?
The ones I use are wizchan, lainchan and sushigirl. I also recently started using 4chan again even though it's shit because all the boards I like are extremely slow and it helps with loneliness.
>Vidya can become really unhealthy
I guess being productive would be better. The reason I wanted to get into games is because everyone I know or talk to on imageboards consumes media and has things they like and dislike. I however never consume any media and I don't have any tastes. If I got into games I would at least have something to talk about with people and I could use topic boards like this one

 No.51834

>>51833
That's a very feminine way to look at things. There's plenty of things you would be interested in you could discuss on different boards. If you aren't interested in vidya for the sake of vidya don't force it. You will just make yourself miserable for hours to chat about something for five minutes. You would be better off finding art threads and boards and posting on those. Consuming is worse than creating.

 No.51835

>>51827
>>51832
>productive
>change his ways


Very nice. Thanks for the off topic replies and advices no one has asked you for. Do you also go to the jp and music boards to tell posters what to do with their time?

 No.51836

>>51831
Tell me later what you think. There are a few more of these lost, short and interesting rpgmaker games out there.

 No.51915

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I use Bamco games to play dress-up



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 No.49816[Reply]

Yo, the final update for Terraria is dropping soon and I dont really have any bros to play with, so if you would like to chill just add me on discord. I dont really have other places where to look so might aswell give it a shot on my favourite site huh

dude#1626 (dont want to give away my steam on here, just hit me up first)
>inb4 normie blabla we need to communicate somehow sorry social phobia wizards
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 No.49834

shove ur discord up ur ass

 No.50018

Isn't Terraria just Minecraft??

 No.50021

>>50018
It's like minecraft but not the same. It has a lot of different items and mobs (i guess). And also it's 2d, so not the same.

 No.51894

>>50018
Terraria is mainly focused on exploration. Minecraft is mostly about either building or automation, depending on how you play it

 No.51897

>>50018
Yes, but in 2d. I would play it but it is very uncomfortable for me.



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 No.50117[Reply]

I've started a new modded Terraria playthrough in expert mode. If anyone is interested, join the steam group at https://steamcommunity.com/groups/eventv

Pirated clients should be fine as long as you have a steam account and Terraria 1.3.5.3 (or thereabout) with tModLoader 0.11.7.4. I'm still working out a better way to connect but steam should do for now. The mods will download automatically if you try connecting through tmodloader.
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 No.50476

>>50470
Looking good

 No.50477

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>>50476
thanks wiz

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 No.51879

OP here, still up to play if anyone wants to

 No.51881

game looks fun but too time consuming and intimidating to get into



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 No.50967[Reply]

Just inaugurated my arena. People in the tavern can see through wall grates. Haha at how the dwarves all ran. Gonna have to lock off the tavern so that they have to watch.
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 No.51015

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I think I'll mod myself a playable race. Based on an old doodle I made in highschool of a eusocial humanoid species. Sketch is the queen, large womb for many offspring.

 No.51016

>>51015
Absolute abomination

 No.51121

>>50986

lmao never mind. Because of the huge amount of bodies I've accumulated + the huge stockpile and uncovered, scattered bodies in my fort stinking up the place, my fort has become a hell hole I guess.

It only takes a few animals to come in, attack some dwarves, get killed, and then everyone gets horrified from a dead ANIMAL. Well, it serves me right in a sense because I had problems taking out the corpses in the first few years, but the stress system is definitely wack. It's gotten so bad that I've expelled about 30 people + including a few people dying.

I've considered waiting until stress was actually fixed because it's absolutely terrible. I've also considered just setting up a new fortress nearby. I don't play much because of the stress since it's incredibly un-fun and unproductive. All of my dwarves end up becoming super stressed and tantruming. I'll need bigger jails, more guards, etc. to combat this. My soldiers are unhappy too, so new soldiers are miserable and regular soldiers are miserable. Them tantruming would be a horrible thing to happen.

>>50991

but yes, this here. Also, the game has been in development for 16 years. Luckily, the game will go into steam, so there's literally NO reason to get more programmers or anything. The actual development releases are okay for such a complex game. One or both creators has like a masters (or attempted?) in mathematics. Still, I don't think until now, when it became for sale that it generated enough revenue to get programmers. Now, with the steam release and possibly a million dollars, they can maybe afford a programmer or two and get this over with. I don't think they believe in that or will, but getting this over with would be great. But then, who will give them money? I feel that's a huge problem with games with constant updates. You give them money and they have no reason to finish the game. I would rather have to pay 20 bucks for the game and have it finished within the decade than wait two or three decades.

So yea, it's probably unoptimized and overhyped because it's been in development for so long.

 No.51316

I prefer ELF FOREST

 No.51847

>>51015
Ha ha ha looks very sexy anon!



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 No.51786[Reply]

animal crossing pocket camp thread - best mobile game currently.

also general mobile game thread, which mobile games have a steady MMO grind without the need to spend real money, pocket camp is broke neet friendly.

i'm a 32 year old man, this game is not gay so inb4 gay.


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