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FULL MOTION VIDEO ON A 1981 IBM PC WITH CGA VIDEO ADAPTER

FULL MOTION VIDEO ON A 1981 IBM PC WITH CGA VIDEO ADAPTER

One more demoscene post if you don’t mind. Awesome technology to play full motion video with in sync audio on very slow puters using text mode or very low res. Courtesy of Trixter [Jim Leonard] / Hornet 8088 CORRUPTION [2004] Demo page 8088 DOMINATION [2014] Demo page 8088 CORRUPTION VS 8088 DOMINATION THIS IS HEAVY!!!! COMPREHENSIVE DETAILS ON FMV TECH Trixter confirmed that he was inspired by Spaceballs demo called State of the Art.
PORCUPINE TREE ▀ EXCELLENT PSYCHEDELIC SPACE ROCK AT YER FACE

PORCUPINE TREE ▀ EXCELLENT PSYCHEDELIC SPACE ROCK AT YER FACE

I’m not much into rock music, but Porcupine Tree stands out from boring generic rock stuff. Steven Wilson - leader of the project resurrected rock style from it’s ashes. His music represent perfectly brewed concoction of space rock, heavy metal, trance and even ambient ingredients. Most of art are melancholic with unexpected positive explosions. My favourite album is Voyage 34 . VOYAGE 34 PORCUPINE TREE - EVEN LESS Imagery by spacedrone808
THE MOST AMAZING DEMOSCENE PRODUCTS OF THE FADING ERA

THE MOST AMAZING DEMOSCENE PRODUCTS OF THE FADING ERA

It is pretty strange that i didn’t cover this topic in previous posts. So, i stand corrected and posting it now! @ FIRST: WHAT IS DEMOSCENE? In this quick breakdown i’ll point to the most coolest demoscene stuff out there. ▓ IBM PC [DOS/WIN] In early 90s finnish coders from Future Crew brought phenomenon of demoscene to masses. FUTURE CREW - SECOND REALITY [1993] Demo size: 2Mb Demo page The Black Lotus are Swedish Atari/Amiga hackers.
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
COMPREHENSIVE WINDOWS 7 FAQ PLUS CATALOG OF PREVIOUS LINKS RELATED TO TWEAKING

COMPREHENSIVE WINDOWS 7 FAQ PLUS CATALOG OF PREVIOUS LINKS RELATED TO TWEAKING

I’m very satisfied that I covered such a large topic and pretty sure that it is the most complete Windows 7 tweaking guide ever. But due to the lack of spare time it is still in unfinished state, so consider it as a stack of knowledge. Document contain all information posted here plus loads of more detailed stuff. DOWNLOAD DOCX VERSION Maybe, if i have more free time, i’ll return back to the topic to clean things up someday.
THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE [1993] ▀ TRAIN YOUR BRAIN

THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE [1993] ▀ TRAIN YOUR BRAIN

UPDATED ON: 2022-04-27 Added Even More Contraptions Excellent time killing game with a noticeable profit to grey matter of your brain. Game where every click is satisfactory. I recommend to acquire The Incredible Machine Mega Pack released by GOG store, which includes 4 game parts in a one solid package. My favourite is Incredible Machine III for Windows 95/3.X. ░▒▓█LIKE IT FOR NEAT PIXEL PERFECT SVGA GRAPHICS█▓▒░ GAMEPLAY PERSONAL CAMCODER SAMPLE
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.
TEXT WEBSITES ▀ WEB 1.0 ERA IN 2022

TEXT WEBSITES ▀ WEB 1.0 ERA IN 2022

Some nostalgy rant about convinience of older websites and absense of uneeded crap. Don’t you remember? Here is some fine examples of modern sites, which try to match older web in terms of ergonomics and overall perception. HACKER NEWS COMMAND LINE RADIO PLAIN TEXT SPORTS RANDOM TEXT WEBSITES Imagery by spacedrone808
OBS STUDIO STILL SUPPORT WINDOWS 7 & THIS FACT IS NOT ADVERTISED

OBS STUDIO STILL SUPPORT WINDOWS 7 & THIS FACT IS NOT ADVERTISED

OBS is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Just want to let you know that latest version [27.2.4] runs on Windows 7. Works without any hickups. Using it on daily basis to capture the desktop screen with audio. I’ll will update the page when developers drop Windows 7 support completely. DOWNLOAD PAGE DOWNLOAD v27.2.4 Imagery by spacedrone808
CLASSIC VINTAGE OPERATING SYSTEMS DIRECTLY IN YOUR BROWSER

CLASSIC VINTAGE OPERATING SYSTEMS DIRECTLY IN YOUR BROWSER

I suppose that many of you will be interested in looking at the most important operating systems of the past. Today it is possible even withour virtual machine. You can observe vintage operating systems right in your browser. ATARI ST MACOS 7 [ver II] MACOS 8 AMIGA OS WINDOWS 98 BONUS PART CHIPTUNE.COM chiptune tracker music site heavily inspired by Amiga OS Workbench v1.3. Imagery by spacedrone808
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. 3DMARK 2005 OUTRO POETS OF THE FALL - LIFT ME UP Simply put the best part of 3DMark 2005.
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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