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u/Ed_Rock Sep 20 '21 Hugz
  • Soundblaster required
  • well shit :(

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u/AidilAfham42 Sep 20 '21

3D Accelerator required

Welp, time to lie to my dad about why my school work needs a Voodoo 2

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u/shdhdhhxdheh3u3h Sep 20 '21

Did he get it?

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u/AidilAfham42 Sep 20 '21

Yes, it was for Rogue Squadron. He was a strict, short tempered dad. For me and my brother to pull that bullshit off was a tremendous achievement.

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u/shdhdhhxdheh3u3h Sep 20 '21 edited Sep 20 '21

Lol

Arses must've been kicked when he saw the dial up bills.

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u/AidilAfham42 Sep 20 '21

Oh with the same bullshit story, I got the new internet cable technology. Many hours on CS, the bill racked up to about $500 USD at that time. I got chewed out for it, but he never found out it was CS, the computer shop guy told him it must be some background internet cache thingy, the guy told him I must be watching porn. That was easier to handle coz he was too embarrassed to confront me about it.

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u/wakeupwill Sep 20 '21

Damn, that computer guy was a hero. I was picturing this.

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u/Lord_Phoenix95 Sep 20 '21

That's what happens your parents are dicks.

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u/wakeupwill Sep 20 '21

Uh, not knowing their parent's financial situation - getting an unexpected $500 bill be pretty harsh, and there would definitely be some 'splainin to do.

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u/Lord_Phoenix95 Sep 20 '21

Idk his parents "forgot" him at the house when they went to the airport.

They completely lost him in the airport, you think you'd be able to keep and eye on your children.

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u/mcboogerballs1980 Sep 20 '21

I would lose my shit with my kid if he racked up a $500 bill for pretty much any service if it was unexpected and unnecessary.

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u/almisami Sep 20 '21

Not to mention 500$ of '90s bucks is like a grand in today's money.

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u/lOOspy Sep 20 '21

"You little shit I thought you were masturbating"

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u/stron2am Sep 20 '21

"And you didn't say anything?"

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u/reddit0100100001 Sep 20 '21

smh so uninvolved. Take an interest parent

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u/General_Ts0_chicken Sep 20 '21

I caught a break in the 90s because my dad was a sales rep that worked from home, so our internet bill was paid by his employer. Many ours on CS and SC: Brood War, and they replaced his computer every year so I always got the hand me downs!

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u/Zoo_Rats Sep 20 '21

When I was in high school, my Grandparents had a PC for the sole purpose of my Grandad buying stuff on ebay. He went to live auctions a lot so this was really exciting for him. My uncle, who was maybe 25-26 at the time, stayed there with my Aunt off and on, dude looked at something porn related and racked up the dial up bill and then denied it. I am pretty sure they thought it was me. I remember them showing me a desktop icon of a girl with her mouth open and asking if I knew anything about it.

Fast forward 15 years later, staying at the Aunt's while in town, late night sleeping down stairs by myself, everyone is in bed so I go to look for a DVD to watch and find behind the first row of DVDs... an entire hardcore porn collection....and then it clicked...like when Hank found out about Heisenberg.

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u/AidilAfham42 Sep 20 '21

I’m picturing your Hank face while watching porn

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u/Zoo_Rats Sep 20 '21

In retro...I should of left a note in the hidden porn stash, cut out magazine letters serial killer style... that read :

"I know what you did in 1995 at your mother in laws, the dial up charges...I am watching you!" .

.....and then deny that I had anything to do with it just to mess with him.

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u/GenitalMotors Sep 20 '21

Instead of tapping head you were tapping heads

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u/DismalBackground1 Sep 20 '21

When did you find out of that?

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u/limpymcforskin Sep 20 '21

Had this kinda story happen with a cell phone bill. Who misses the days of 200 texts a month?

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u/Igor_J Sep 20 '21

Texts sucked when it was T9 instead of a full keyboard.

Edit: words

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u/limpymcforskin Sep 20 '21

Yup my first cell phone was a Sammy flip haha

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u/TeruhashiKokomiDesu Sep 20 '21

You must be a relative of mine. Strict middle eastern dad who worked too many hours?

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u/AidilAfham42 Sep 20 '21

Strict asian dad

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u/Mickus_B Sep 20 '21

Not the person you are responding to, but in my last weeks of high school, I sneaked a floppy disk into the drive of the internet computer (yes, the 1 computer that could access the internet) and copied the winsock dialer onto the disk and then tried running it from the floppy instead of the hard drive. When I realised that worked, I took the disk home and my school paid for my home internet then! This was in the times when dialup was by the hour and I pretty much stayed online permanently (set up a redial for when the ISP kicked me at the end of a 4 hr session) until a year later when the account finally stopped working.

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u/shdhdhhxdheh3u3h Sep 20 '21

Damn, I thought dials had 1 connection max. That's like thousands

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u/Mickus_B Sep 20 '21

My wife went to the same school, but 2 years below me. When I told her the story, she said "THAT WAS YOU‽" Apparently the "nerds" had been banned from using the internet (it was on 3 library computers by then) and people were threatened with suspension or expulsion if anyone was caught, it apparently cost the school thousands of dollars. I kinda felt bad about the cost, but proud I was never caught!

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u/shdhdhhxdheh3u3h Sep 20 '21

Haha! I was going to say, you f it for everyone else but your proud deep inside. Also, don't think anyone was was caught back in the days for using others accounts, unless you was doing really Dodgy stuff.

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u/Mickus_B Sep 20 '21

Dodgy like running an fserver on IRC for pirated games? No. I would never do that.

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u/Bombkirby Sep 20 '21

*you’re

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u/paddzz Sep 20 '21

Knowing the states you probably cost someone their job

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u/SlyCooper007 Sep 20 '21

You mad man, props.

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u/sahmackle Sep 20 '21

In 1995 or so I got a permanent dialup modem internet connection with a fixed ip address. I had a 33.6k modem and it cost me a flat 4c/megabyte. The catch was it had a $500 setup fee.

My average monthly bill at that time was around $40-65, so I was downloading between 1 and 1.5gb each month.

I had it for a couple of years and then adsl started to be a thing.

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u/Brigon Sep 20 '21

I'm not sure modems were 33.6 back in 95. You might be put by a few years, or maybe the UK didn't have that futuristic tech back then.

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u/sahmackle Sep 21 '21

I just took a look at Wikipedia and it seems 33.6k was introduced in 1996. I got it somewhere around a year later than it came out, so 1997.

I think I'm within a reasonable margin for error given its something I hadn't thought of in over a decade.

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u/Visti Sep 20 '21

Ain't no multiplayer in Rogue Squadron, tho.

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u/Jameszy12 Sep 20 '21

This is why I've invested in learning about tech (also I enjoy it)

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u/BittenHand19 Sep 20 '21

Holy crap all these years later and thats all I had to do? My innocent mind just lived with the fact I couldn't play Quake on my machine. I did get really good at Doom Deathmatch because of that though.

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u/prunford Sep 20 '21

Oh man, reminds me of the time my dad cut the ethernet cable that ran to my room when I was in high school because I was gaming too much back in like 1998. Shortly after, he went on a 1 week fishing trip and while he was gone I walked down to the hardware store, bought an ethernet cable crimping tool kit, taught myself how to crimp a cable and got my internet back up and running. When he got home I was waiting for him to do something but he never did. A few years later he told me that he was so impressed that I was able to do that all by myself that he let it slide.

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u/beezintraps Sep 20 '21

OF COURSE IT WAS FOR ROGUE SQUADRON. fuckkkk. Was this one of the first games that required it or what.

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u/AidilAfham42 Sep 20 '21

I remember many ports from N64 like Rogue Squadron, Turok and Shadows of the Empire requiring this new expensive technology

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u/strawhat Sep 20 '21

I have a feeling ill be considered a strict dad. (Not a dad yet, but the pressure is on). I'm working on acquiring more patience.

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u/drawkca6sihtdaeruoy Sep 20 '21

Rogue Squadron

That's a name I've not heard in a long time

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u/fakeittilyoumakeit Sep 20 '21

Voodoo

Wow! My nostalgia gland just got triggered.

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u/KalElified Sep 20 '21

YOOOO VOODOO 2.

But honestly ; the gripes I hear about now with 10 more ping or FPS drop it’s like mother fucker, in my day it was a 60/40 the game would install right let alone even work first time.

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u/arkan01d Sep 20 '21

OR buy one 3D acceleratelor only to find out your game needs a different brand. I'm still salty I never got to play original Tribes

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u/zipzoupzwoop Sep 20 '21

I was a bit young to ask for parts but my brother got a string to follow around the house to find his birthday Voodoo 2

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u/Urdar Sep 20 '21

I specifically remember havign a copy of a game that would ONLY work an a Vodoo, and not the 3D-card we had at the time....

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u/suicidemachine Sep 20 '21

3D Accelerator

Back in the days, as a kid, I thought it was something you could download from the Internet, but I had no Internet back then.

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u/Dayv1d Sep 20 '21

I literally did this for a Voodoo 2 *fist bump*

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u/Holyshort Sep 20 '21

Ahhh , Prince of persia and nvidia mx440 and not having needed shaders. So long ago yet still member my then videocard and my frustruation coz it looked so cool on my cousin pc.

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u/Samoflan Sep 20 '21

I still have my Voodoo 2 1000 and Box.

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u/bitNine Sep 20 '21

You need to convince dad why SLI allows you to get school work done twice as fast.

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u/JohnnyDarkside Sep 20 '21

Back when video card box art was awesome.

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u/AidilAfham42 Sep 20 '21

I remember Voodoo3 especially had a kickass box art with those eyes

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u/Turaltay Sep 20 '21

I had this problem with Turok for the PC. I was not able to play this game until i got my N64.

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u/Kortburk Sep 20 '21

2020 gamers don't even know the IRQ or DMA of their soundcards. Pathetic.

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u/The_Grubby_One Sep 20 '21

You don't know how to build a log cabin with your own, two hands. Pathetic.

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u/Kortburk Sep 20 '21

I hear your point. But I actually do know how to build a log cabin with my own two hands. I did it during the pandemic.

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u/_HiWay Sep 20 '21

Jesus christ dude, the man had a family!

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u/beecars Sep 20 '21

Sound cards are superfluous for gaming now. The DSP sound chip on any half-decent motherboard is quite good.

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u/alamaias Sep 20 '21

To be fair, I never fucking did in the first place, I just tried all the numbers I had seen before without knowing what it meant :P

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u/orthomonas Sep 20 '21

My sound card works perfectly.

It doesn't get any better than this.

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u/dogbreath316 Sep 20 '21

Thanks for triggering a ptsd i didnt know i had

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u/emptybucketpenis Sep 20 '21

Well, i remember time when sound card was more of a luxury than an essential component

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u/Ludwig234 PC Sep 20 '21

A dedicated sound card is a luxury now or maybe not a luxury but not a necessary component at least.

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u/Lumpy_Doubt Sep 20 '21

....because motherboards essentially have built in sound cards today. Unlike before

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u/pipnina Sep 20 '21

And a lot ofotherboards have VERY GOOD ones at that. Unless you use front panel which is always though a crappy uninsulated cable being wound past every EM emitting component in the pc.

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u/Ludwig234 PC Sep 20 '21

precisely

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u/Lumpy_Doubt Sep 20 '21

🤦‍♂️

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u/Ludwig234 PC Sep 20 '21

🤦‍♂️

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u/Disastrous-Ad-2357 Sep 20 '21

Just modify your autoexec.bat

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u/SkinnyObelix Sep 20 '21

Sure, but if you didn't know anyone to tell you, you'd never know.

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u/NighthawkFoo Sep 20 '21

The games came with entire BOOKS explaining how to do some of the modifications.

I credit PC gaming for teaching me how computers really worked.

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u/uid0gid0 Sep 20 '21

This is the real deal right here. Diagnosing IRQ conflicts, learning about himem.sys, having multiple autoexec.bat and config.sys files depending on what you wanted to run.

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u/RogerStarbuck Sep 20 '21

Fun times, DOS=HIGH, and trying to free up an extra 15k (conventional) to get some game to run...

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u/_HiWay Sep 20 '21

Don't forget your modem init strings!!!

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u/VitalArtifice Sep 20 '21

No joke. I did some boot disc magic on Eye of the Beholder to get that thing running with sound on my brother’s rig.

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u/Hantakaga Sep 21 '21

Oh those were the days. I had to write PXE boot virtual disk process a while back and I had forgotten how limited the memory was. Every character mattered.

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u/RogerStarbuck Sep 21 '21

I had a token ring card, because dad/IBM. MUA in basement. We had bleeding edge os/2 for example. So I thought falcon 3.0 on the network would be a thing (pure dos, no os/2)

I spent 3 solid weeks of my young life ( I think 7th grade) trying to get the token ring driver to load and falcon to run. And all this Middleware that made the TR work with falcon. Lol.

Gave up, ended up having pairs of computers connected via null modems.

Fun times.

Still had a great birthday, we had 6 machines running falcon 3.0 in pairs. We flew missions all night.

DOS sucked, but we made it work.

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u/Hantakaga Sep 21 '21

Oh OS/2, I haven’t thought of that in years. I’d say it makes me feel old, but having two kids makes that a baseline status.

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u/NorthStarTX Sep 20 '21

And having a little disk caddy alongside the computer with boot disks for each different game you wanted to play. And having your friends occasionally steal them because they thought that they were the actual game disks.

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u/rstbckt Sep 20 '21

My way of dealing with the IRQ conflict on my Pentium MMX system running Windows 98SE was to pull the modem and keep the USB and Ethernet PCI cards. Problem solved!

It was my spare PC by the way, my more modern (at the time) PIII system had none of these issues. Even today, that old Pentium MMX system really hates it if I add additional PCI cards but it is probably my most stable retro system in its current configuration so I let it be.

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u/Synapse7777 Sep 20 '21

Trying to get shitty warez cracks to work is what led me to a career in the IT world.

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u/Rbfam8191 Sep 20 '21

In 90s everything was pirated.

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u/NighthawkFoo Sep 20 '21

Yes, but I had a legit copy of SimCity 2000 that had a paper insert that explained the technical details between extended and expanded memory. It also included a rant on how hard it was to get SVGA graphics working correctly.

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u/OneTrueKingOfOOO Sep 20 '21

Same. Learned how to mount and navigate a file system at the command line so I could play DOS games when I was five

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u/x_scion_x Sep 20 '21

I credit PC gaming for teaching me how computers really worked.

PC gaming is why I got into computer and now make good money doing so.

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u/Norse_By_North_West Sep 20 '21

Yeah, the magazines had tons of useful info. Also sometimes have demo disks with alternative drivers that might save you a couple k memory

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u/Winterplatypus Sep 20 '21 edited Sep 20 '21

SET BLASTER=A220 I7 D1 H5 T4

c:
cdgame
game.exe

Error: Not enough EMS

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u/MrMojoRising360 Sep 20 '21

Oh yeah I remember!

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u/Tsinder Sep 21 '21

Don’t forget to include DEVICE=C:Windowshimem.sys so you can load your mouse diver in to HIMEM.

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u/Vector0508 Sep 20 '21

I am 12 years old, and somehow I know what all this is. Is there anything wrong with me?

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u/Disastrous-Ad-2357 Sep 20 '21

I'd hope not, since that's around the age I was that I learned about it.

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u/Belazriel Sep 20 '21

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u/Sardus87 Sep 20 '21

I'm not crying, i just have a soundblaster in my eyes

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u/sneky_snek Sep 20 '21

"Enjoying yourself?"

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u/Elevation212 Sep 20 '21

If you aren’t booting out of DOS are your even gaming

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u/ponzLL Sep 20 '21

My parents bought a Soundblaster 16 for their first computer, and it came with a bunch of awesome games like Ultima Underworld, 7 Cities of Gold, Populous II, Syndicate Plus, Wing Commander II, Chuck Yeager's Air Combat, and a couple other great ones that I just can't remember at the moment!

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u/VTX002 Sep 20 '21

Syndicate Plus, Wing Commander II,

The good old days of gaming I wish I could find a copy i question if I can run it today's standards with Dos box.🤓

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u/ponzLL Sep 20 '21

You can get a copy of both on gog.com but idk if that's what you're looking for. That's how I got all my old DOS games I used to love. Shouldn't need to use Dosbox to run them either.

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u/Igor_J Sep 20 '21

I got the wing commander series as a bundle off gog and they didn't need a dosbox for the early games.

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u/ponzLL Sep 20 '21

Yeah if I remember right (been a while since I played my GOG UW), when you first launch, it opens the game in Doxbox, like they bundled a preconfigured dosbox with the game so you don't have to.

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u/Ragnarok2kx Sep 20 '21

I remember seeing similar bundles sold as "Multimedia Kits" in the early-mid 90s where I lived. They would include a SB16 compatible, CD drive, speakers and some software, typically an encyclopedia and cheap edutainment titles, but you would occasionally find proper games on some of them. Getting them to work right on your typical offbrand/generic mobo could easily be a daylong project.

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u/CrueltyFreeViking Sep 20 '21

Jesus christ seeing the word Soundblaster made my life flash before my eyes

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u/Aimjock Sep 20 '21

What the fuck is a soundblaster

That sounds like a dope-ass way to refer to speakers or headphones

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u/Kortburk Sep 20 '21 edited Sep 20 '21

Motherboard didn't really come with any audio capabilities. Soundblaster 16 from creative became the standard sound card which every game had settings for so any other sound card came with Soundblaster 16 compatability.

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u/_HiWay Sep 20 '21 edited Sep 20 '21

you had to manually set your IRQ and DMA values to align with the ISA slot the sound card was in so the system knew where to send the sound. the IRQ is the interrupt for the signal to be processed and the DMA is the memory location on the south bridge

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u/woke_a_woke_a Sep 20 '21

I played some games that used the beeping sound from mother board if there was no sound card, imagine the work developer put there just for this

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u/RecoverFrequent Sep 20 '21

LOL I remember getting my first computer that didn't come with sound card, modem or CD drive (let alone a burner) and being surprised that that little speaker thing was able to play the game sounds.

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u/Kortburk Sep 20 '21

Ah. Good ol pc speaker with no ability to set the volume.

I'm guessing being the developer felt a bit like a chef being told to make a meal but only having orange juice and tooth paste to work with.

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u/woke_a_woke_a Sep 20 '21

Haha, now that I remember the boss music in some games sounded like we got attached by nukes . Super high pitch at times

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u/[deleted] Sep 20 '21

Wow, in a way this is so sad to see. So much time has passed that I'm betting there are a lot of people who have no idea what these cards were.

Creative labs was a company that made the Soundblaster sound cards. They were optional if you wanted sound more than the system beep. And there were a bunch of competitors, the Roland one being really popular for a while...There were a bunch of cards in the Soundblaster line but the Soundblaster 16 was the biggest seller. I remember getting the Awe32 (I think in 1998 or 99) and that was the last sound card I ever bought, after that I just used what was built into the motherboard.

Creative labs still technically exists today but boy did they ever miss the opportunity to go the Realtek route and go Integrated on motherboards or even just license out their patents. Oh memory lane...

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u/Aimjock Sep 20 '21

Thanks for the briefnhistory. It’s quite interesting to learn about old tech (not that you’re old, but it was pre-conception era in my case). Don’t feel too bad, though. I can’t name a single brand of sound card, much less built a PC myself. I bought a prebuilt custom PC five years ago, my first desktop PC, and still use the same one to this day.

And besides, as you say, integrated is the way to go nowadays. I’m not an expert on PC building, but even I know that installing dedicated sound cards these days isn’t a worthwhile investment for the majority of users, assuming you don’t get a motherboard that is complete ass. Integrated graphics, on the other hand… I still have nightmares about playing Overwatch at 10 fps with few enough pixels to count each one individually. (Please don’t call me a child for being reverse-nostalgic about a game from 2016. I’m old enough to be in AA.)

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u/[deleted] Sep 20 '21

Eh, I'm 42 - most would consider that fairly old lol, so don't sweat it! I could tell people stories about being on bbs systems with a 2400 baud modem where you could see the text scrolling down the screen (much like you could see pictures loading and being drawn downward in the 90's). That was mid-80's, and we had a "good" modem back then too. Tech has been a crazy ride in my lifetime. I always have fun telling stories about how tech used to be and what it is now.

But, just to clarify, I meant it's sad that people don't remember Soundblaster, because it's an indictment of Creative Labs and the opportunity they completely missed on by not making partnerships with MB manufacturers. Much like Kodak when they invented the digital camera in 1975 (at a time when they were the camera company) and then never did anything with it allowing others to eventually do so and leave them in the past.

Yeah, I hear you as far as awful fps on integrated graphics - it's terrible for anything demanding. Hopefully the gpu shortage eases up for everyone soon - although it still looks like we might have another year to go yet...

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u/Squish_the_android Sep 20 '21

Creative labs still technically exists

They built a stellar ipod video competitor that came in loads of cool colors. You could record music off the radio with it.

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u/DdCno1 Sep 20 '21

To illustrate what the others have written, while nearly all PCs did come with sound, it was in the form of a little speaker on the motherboard, which didn't sound very good, to put it mildly, and usually couldn't be adjusted for volume - it was perpetually either too loud or not loud enough. What you have to keep in mind is that until well into the 1990s, PCs were just about the least suited devices for gaming, with subpar graphics and audio capabilities compared to competing systems. This only began to change with the original DOOM, which used the one advantage contemporary PCs had - fast processors - to its fullest potential.

Back to topic: Originally intended only for the simplest of sound effects and warnings, over time, talented programmers and composers managed to get this humble little speaker to play music, which sounded like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IOL4q5tDDQ

This doesn't sound very nice to modern ears, does it? Then again, it was only meant to produce a single sound at a time, yet in the above example, through clever trickery, it's playing back several instruments at once. All of the sounds are synthetic - you couldn't just record a song and stick the audio file onto a disc.

Here's what a Sound Blaster playing the same song sounds like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOkiBGM0WM0

This is something our pampered modern ears could easily listen to, right? Essentially, what a Sound Blaster sound card had on its board was a little chip made by a synthesizer company (Yamaha). It was meant to be cost-effective, yet, as the above example shows, produced very pleasant sounds.

Sound Blaster, while being the most popular sound card of the DOS-era due to its affordability, quality and widespread support by games, wasn't the only game in town. There were several alternatives, but at the high-end, with cards that cost about as much as a modern high-end graphics card, was Roland (another synthesizer manufacturer) with their MT 32:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdd2CNlcqn0

At this level, there isn't much room left for improvements. The next step was simply CD audio, ideally recordings of real instruments:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoT5qK6hpbw

This is from the modern remake of Monkey Island from 2009, but it's still a great example, because we now have basically all of the important different levels of quality covered with a single song.

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u/gatsby84 Sep 25 '21

Thanks for the nostalgia trip!

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u/bastard_child_botbot Sep 20 '21

Crap SoundBoaster IRQ same as my modem or mouse.

Crap. NoEMM386 not working in msconfig.bat

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u/CBAlan777 Sep 20 '21

This is why I was a console gamer. Too many headaches associated with PC games.

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u/LegalDragonfruit607 Sep 20 '21

Same here. I bought plenty of PC games, but anything more advanced than You Don’t Know Jack ran at 0.5 FPS (if at all) because of some secret requirement that I couldn’t have known before opening the box. I lost so much money (at least in 20-year-old-me terms) to that or to mail-in rebates that never materialized.

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u/mellifleur5869 Sep 20 '21

My curse was probably pixelshader 2.0 for black and white.

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u/Neva-u-mind Sep 20 '21

Expansion pak $75 - $125.. (N64)

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u/inshane_in_the_brain Sep 20 '21

My poor young self, I feel for thee.

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u/Meretan94 Sep 20 '21

Sweet i have enough memory for sound.

Now which vars do i need to change...

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u/Ange1ofD4rkness Sep 20 '21

HAHAH, this one occasionally goes through my head "oh yeah we had to deal with soundcards as a thing"

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u/emolga587 Sep 20 '21

Something, something, "256-color mode"

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u/nerox092 Sep 20 '21

I still remember the glorious morning when I got X-Wing to work with sound.

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u/x_scion_x Sep 20 '21

Soundblaster required

lol. I still remember having an external soundcard

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u/MrDude_1 Sep 20 '21

what about compatible? WHAT ABOUT COMPATIBLE?!

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u/gourmetguy2000 Sep 20 '21

Spundblaster, adlib or PC internal speaker were the only options on some games

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u/AntoineInTheWorld Sep 20 '21

CD drive required... Did not have one for a long time...

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u/ZuesofRage Sep 20 '21

This isn't necessarily 90s but I remember battlefield Vietnam just running in my mind was blown I stayed up all night multiple nights fucking around with the bots

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u/kr4z1e Sep 21 '21

Dude. This comment hit WAY too close to home.