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u/greatspacegibbon Sep 20 '21

Ahh, the good old days when you could tell what you were plugging in from the connector. Making your own serial crossover cables for some multiplayer Doom or Descent. Raytracing a single image overnight. Good memories.


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u/gay_manta_ray Sep 20 '21 edited Sep 20 '21

8k is only like 400 times as many pixels as 240p, not a huge difference tbh.

edit: not sure why this was downvoted as it was a joke. 240p was 320x240 in the 80s/90s, 426x240 was not a resolution that ever existed because no one had 16:9 monitors, in fact 16:10 was adopted way before 16:9.


u/TheDanishPencil Sep 20 '21

240p is 426x240 pixels, aka 102.204 pixels.

8k is 7680x4320 pixels, or 33.107.600 pixels.

So it's actually 'only' like 323 times more, but that still makes a huge difference for render times and such.


u/jnd-cz Sep 20 '21

The scene also has 1000x or much more polygons or what is measured these days.


u/Agent-r00t Sep 20 '21

The Amiga higher colour modes were 320x200 or 320x256 (pal). There were no tv standard widths back then for computers.

Now it could also have been 640x200/256. In which case it's even less times more.


u/gay_manta_ray Sep 20 '21

lol this guy literally just figured out what 16:9 would be at "240p" and assumed that was the resolution people used back then. christ.


u/gay_manta_ray Sep 20 '21 edited Sep 20 '21

at the time everything was 4:3 or 3:2 so 240p was usually 320x240, 426x240 was not a resolution that ever existed because no one had a 16:9 monitor, in fact 16:10 was adopted way before 16:9.


u/Asshole_with_facts Sep 20 '21

Null modem cable connection for command and conquer for near lag free play was insane.

Playing 2nd gen fps like quake, hexen, heretic II, duke nukem, redneck rampage, and the unbelievably funny shadow warrior defined my childhood, including the hour or so it took to get the games to work before playing!


u/WangnanJahad Sep 20 '21

Been on Pov-Ray's website recently? I swear it's frozen in time.


u/DdCno1 Sep 20 '21

Sure, it's oldschool, but it works. There's also lots of impressive stuff from the olden days, like this fantastic 21 year old render: