r/gaming Sep 20 '21 Silver 25 Gold 1 Helpful 7 Wholesome 14 Hugz 29

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


u/AidilAfham42 Sep 20 '21

3D Accelerator required

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


u/shdhdhhxdheh3u3h Sep 20 '21

Did he get it?


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.