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ICEWEASEL ▀ MODERN REPLACEMENT FOR AGING ICECAT 91 ESR BRANCH

ICEWEASEL ▀ MODERN REPLACEMENT FOR AGING ICECAT 91 ESR BRANCH

I’m still using trusted Icecat port by Muslayev . Problem is that it begin to show it’s age by not rendering some websites in a correct way. After checking Firefox release roadmap i find out that 91 ESR branch on which Icecat is based will reach EOL status at the end of the summer. So i’ll need a replacement to keep up with modern web standards. Chrome and original Firefox are not an options because of their telemetry framework and bloated nature.
DJ RAVE ▀ RUSSIAN EURODANCE EXCELLENCE

DJ RAVE ▀ RUSSIAN EURODANCE EXCELLENCE

Totally unexpected find during countless YT surfing. Alex Mad aka DJ Rave / Russia Feel the 90s! DJ RAVE - RUNNING AWAY [1995] DJ RAVE - WHEN YOU’RE ON THE OTHER SIDE [1995] DJ RAVE - THIS IS THE SONG ABOUT YOU [1996] DJ RAVE - INTRO ED ANTHEM [1995] DJ RAVE - IT’S TIME OF YOUR LIFE [1995] Imagery by spacedrone808
VORTEX TAB90M ▀ COMPACT MECHANICAL KEYBOARD WITH NUMPAD

VORTEX TAB90M ▀ COMPACT MECHANICAL KEYBOARD WITH NUMPAD

Some time ago i told you about awesome Vortex Race III keyboard. During the last month of my workflows i’ve noticed that desperately feel the lack of numpad and other extended keys, which are common for full sized keyboards. After not so long thinking i’ve decided to switch keyboard. Yesterday i’ve received full-sized, but still compact Vortex TAB90M keyboard, based around the same Cherry Blue MX switches. Build quality is rock solid.
STOP USING UGLY GOOGLE AND HAVE SOME DIGNITY

STOP USING UGLY GOOGLE AND HAVE SOME DIGNITY

I recommend you to use alternative search engines like Searx.me or Duckduckgo not because g is mining your data and then resells it to marketing agencies for targeted ads, but because if you say something restricted or will be “lucky” to be banned by their anti-spam bot you can lose access to your data forever. Three years ago i had YT channel with tracker music where i posted stuff almost daily, also i had trackers database hosted on their blogger platform.
BEST UNIGINE 3D MARKS

BEST UNIGINE 3D MARKS

Benchmarks created by Russian company Unigine, which can easily compete with MadOnion works of the past. SUPERPOSITION [2017] DOWNLOAD VALLEY [2013] DOWNLOAD HEAVEN [2009] DOWNLOAD TROPICS [2008] DOWNLOAD SANCTUARY [2007] DOWNLOAD Imagery by spacedrone808
FRANK KLEPACKI ▀ COMMAND & CONQUEROR OST

FRANK KLEPACKI ▀ COMMAND & CONQUEROR OST

Frank Klepacki is well known for Command & Conqueror soundtrack released back in a mid 90s. He brought awesome progressive sound to PC platform, which was pretty innovative especially after FM bleeps’n’blops of the 80s era. Don’t get me wrong, i don’t have anything against frequency modulation in games. UFO X-COM: Enemy Unknown is an excellent example of how music should be done when you are squeezed by multiple limitations like waveform shapes, file size and so on.
OPENTTD ▀ ANOTHER REVISIT TO LIVING MICROPROSE CLASSICS

OPENTTD ▀ ANOTHER REVISIT TO LIVING MICROPROSE CLASSICS

As you may already noticed i like to give a reference to Microprose games. Previous posts covered masterpieces like UFO: X-Com and Civilization II . And i’m doing that on purpose. Games of the past primarily relied on solid and very high-quality storylines. Back in the day processing power of computer was quite limited and developers can’t offer breath-taking graphics. So they have to use head to output quality entertainment product.
SKY FORCE RELOADED [2016]

SKY FORCE RELOADED [2016]

Sky Force is a neat vertical shmup on Android to kill your time on boring job. Excellent graphics and solid demoscene soundtrack of Reloaded remaster a bit spoiled by developer’s greed, coz game balance is tuned for purchasing stuff via real money. But if you are ok to play without microtransactions and slow progress is acceptable for you, then game is highly recommended. Of cource it can’t be compared with Jets’n’Guns or classical Tyrain , but anyways it is worth of mentioning here and can be counted as decent time killer.
SOULSEEK ▀ MUSIC SHARING NETWORK

SOULSEEK ▀ MUSIC SHARING NETWORK

If for some reason you are unable to find wanted music and you already looked it in oldschool Emule and didn’t get satisfactory results i suggest to try out Soulseek P2P network. Pretty big chance that you’ll find what you are looking for. DOWNLOAD SOULSEEK Imagery by spacedrone808
BEST MAD ONION 3D BENCHMARKS

BEST MAD ONION 3D BENCHMARKS

The most coolest benchmarks from Finish masters. Gradually Futuremark [which consumed Mad Onion] works had lost glitter of demoscene awesomeness and became just dry showcase room of current GPU technologies. And yeah, soundtrack of modern benchmarks represent boredom at it’s best. 3DMARK 1999 MAX DOWNLOAD XL-R8R [PRE 3DMARK 2000] DOWNLOAD 3DMARK 2000 DOWNLOAD 3DMARK 2001 SE DOWNLOAD 3DMARK 2003 OUTRO Simply put the best part of 3DMark 2003.
CIVILIZATION II [1999] ▀ TEST OF TIME

CIVILIZATION II [1999] ▀ TEST OF TIME

Seen marvellous UFO X-Com ? So, here is another masterpiece by Microprose then. In my childhood i was obsessed by Civilization I , which can be played in plain DOS only. Game graphics was very pixel sketchy and forced the brain to complete imaginary world by myself. Many sand was spilled across the sand-glass. There are VI parts of the game to date! Second part of the game was released back in 1996.
EMULE ▀ VINTAGE P2P NETWORK TO DOWNLOAD OBSCURE OLD STUFF

EMULE ▀ VINTAGE P2P NETWORK TO DOWNLOAD OBSCURE OLD STUFF

Back in a day when torrents were in a non-existing state there was amazing p2p software called Emule. Some vintage computer geeks prefer Emule over torrents even today. Most of users are located in European countries like France, Italy, Spain. Rather unusual software for 2022, but i concur that application can be helpful in retrievement of rare and obsure stuff, which can’t be found anywhere else. Note that official download page is not updated anymore and latest 2021 version can be acquired from community forum or Githhub page only.
DIABLO II RESURRECTED ▀ MODERN REMASTER OF CLASSIC HACK'N'SLASH

DIABLO II RESURRECTED ▀ MODERN REMASTER OF CLASSIC HACK'N'SLASH

UPDATED ON: 2022-04-03 Modern version of classic Diablo II with fully revamped graphics. Official system requirements doesn’t mention mighty Windows 7. To my surprise I was able to run game on Windows 7 x64 ESU without any problems. If some of you experiencing difficulties in launching game just grab hacked DirectX 12 libs and place them into the root of game folder. DOWNLOAD DIRECTX 12 FILE PACK GAMEPLAY SAMPLE SECRET #1: TO UNDO ANNOYING LOBBY MUSIC JUST DO A ONETIME CTRL+M HIT

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