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Woolie Wool

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  1. Woolie Wool

    Your PC specs

    How is the D-pad on that thing?
  2. Woolie Wool

    Your PC specs

    Main rig: Fractal Design Define R5 ATX case Corsair RM1000x modular PSU Gigabyte GA-AB350 Gaming 3 motherboard AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz 16GB DDR4 RAM @ ~2880 MHz nVidia RTX 2070 6GB GPU Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCIe sound card Intel 802.11ac wireless NIC Startech PEX2IDE IDE storage adapter 512GB Crucial SSD 2TB WD Red HDD 4TB WD Gold HDD LG BD-RE drive Matsushita LS-120 IDE floppy drive LG 30" IPS LCD monitor @ 3840x2160 Windows 10 Home IBM Model M 1391401 keyboard Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum mouse Roland Sound Canvas SC-88 I plan on upgrading this fairly soon, possibly at the end of the year, to a third-generation Ryzen 7 and 64 gigs of RAM. Retro rig: Chenbro SR209 ATX case Corsair RMi750x modular PSU Abit KT7A motherboard AMD Athlon XP 2200+ @ 1733 MHz 1.5GB SDRAM @ 133 MHz nVidia GeForce FX5900 GPU Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 Value sound card Some generic 10/100 NIC Promise PCI SATA controller StarTech USB 2.0 adapter card CompactFlash card reader (rear slot) 80GB Seagate IDE hard HDD 512GB WD Blue HDD 512GB WD Green HDD Apple 8x DVD-ROM drive TEAC FD-55GFR 5.25" floppy drive TEAC FD-235 3.5" floppy drive Sun Microsystems 21" Trinitron CRT monitor Windows XP Professional Windows 98 Second Edition Bootable CF cards with FreeDOS 1.2, MS-DOS 6.22, and IBM PC-DOS 7 Dell AT101W mechanical keyboard (Black Alps) Logitech MX518 optical mouse Roland Sound Canvas SC-55 MkII This one's really fun because the CF card reader is the IDE master and the HDD the slave, so popping one of the CF cards in turns it from a Windows to a DOS rig. Fun to use, anyway. Working on antique cases is a bitch! I also have a custom HTPC but there's not much interesting in there, just cheap low-end shit except for the hand-me-down GTX 1060 and external DAC.
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    Anybody have opinions on last years macOS 32-bit purge?

    That dismissive attitude is Apple's business model. It's what they do. They have never wanted to be all things to all people. The Mac platform target specific types of users, who are willing to follow the Apple ideology wherever it leads, and if you're not on board with that, Macs aren't for you. Certainly they're not for me. If Apple think that the one true Apple Way is furthered by breaking old functionality or sacrificing certain capabilities, they will do so without remorse, and they always have. They're happy with the Mac being a niche product while iThings bankroll the company. They don't care. In fact I'd hazard a guess that the transition to ARM is but one step towards the Mac being subsumed entirely by the iThing ecosystem--they'll still sell "big" computers but they'll be less and less distinct from their mobile offerings until they merge completely into one platform across different form factors. As far as the "enthusiast studious students", Apple supplies most of the software they need and they rarely have any reason to look beyond that--and if they do, they use PCs instead.
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    How would a modern Blood game look?

    At that point, why not just make a new game with a new name and a new setting?
  5. Woolie Wool

    How would a modern Blood game look?

    But why? What Blood really needs is a 21st century port without the bugs, limitations, and annoyances of the existing options.
  6. Woolie Wool

    Anybody have opinions on last years macOS 32-bit purge?

    Not to mention that an OSX or GNOME3 style launcher doesn't do anything to correct what the problem was with the tile-based start screens and menus of Windows 8+--the fact that they are alien to Windows' established way of doing things. In fact, it makes it even worse! Instead of trying to adapt a foreign UI concept to Windows, you're now foregoing adaptation entirely and just grafting it on wholesale! And this is extremely important because the workflow is the heart of a UI. Not the theme, not the widgets, not the features, but a general logic of how you do things and how things are organized. This must be consistent, and copying features of different systems with different workflows because the features in question got media attention and you're jealous is the bane of consistency.
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    How would a modern Blood game look?

    Why do we need another Blood? Blood exists. It did what it set out to do. It doesn't need any "IP" necrophilia.
  8. Descent's wall textures are 64x64, not 32x32. Also that port you're using has a GL renderer that is very different from the way the game originally looked.
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    Anybody have opinions on last years macOS 32-bit purge?

    I would argue that Microsoft's UI peak was Windows XP with the Classic theme. I'd use that UI forever if I could. Overall, I would love the computer industry as a whole to move towards a spirit of technological conservatism. Sometimes you get it right and you don't need any more "innovation".
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    Anybody have opinions on last years macOS 32-bit purge?

    How many people actually care about MacOS's "gaming presence"? Apple hasn't been serious about any of their non-mobile machines as a gaming platform since the days of the Apple II, and Macs target an audience well-off enough to buy a PC (or, more likely, a console) for gaming if they so desire. I must, despite generally being an Apple hater, give them props for their UI design though--I briefly tried Mojave on an ancient MacBook Pro I ordered to try this whole Mac thing out (I don't use it anymore because modern OSX is agonizingly slow on an HDD) and I was very impressed with how cohesive and elegant the UI was, especially compared to the chaos of Windows 10 where fake phone-app crap mingles with Windows 3.1 dialog boxes, all slathered in horrible, blinding #FFFFFF white. Even the white widgets in OSX's light mode are not pure white, which makes them a lot easier on the eyes. Currently I'm running a Windows Classic WindowBlinds theme that makes Windows 10 look (sort of, anyway) like Windows 98's default color scheme, and while I find the gray less appealing than the soothing beige of 2000/XP or my favorite, the beiger beige of the "Desert" color scheme (IMO beige is the best UI color, better than white, gray, or "dark mode"), it's a huge improvement in ergonomics.
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    The DWIronman League dies to: Epic

    Hitscanned to death after an incautious approach to the final area of map02. Recorded with PrBoom 2.5.0 -complevel 9, HMP, category 2. woolie_epic.zip
  12. Woolie Wool

    What do you think of the Unix and Unix-like OSs?

    How the hell did you do that? Do you just type "sudo rm -rf" commands without thinking? You should not type sudo anything without thinking let alone mass deletions.
  13. Woolie Wool

    What do you think of the Unix and Unix-like OSs?

    That has nothing to do with what I was talking about. I have three hard drives on my Windows computer with programs and data. But the AppData folder is full of configuration, cache, etc. files generated by all of those programs and it cannot be moved as far as I can tell, it just sits on C:\ getting bigger and bigger and bigger over time. You can't seriously damage your installation unless you delete system files in /usr or the like. Unix-likes intentionally make it difficult to do this. Deleting a dotfile in your home directory can be annoying when you have to reconfigure a program that has reset to default settings, but it's not the end of the world.
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    What do you think of the Unix and Unix-like OSs?

    That's very strange because Unix is specifically designed around the idea of those things being on separate filesystems, and being able to hop among many filesystems as if they were one. I have not yet had any problems with the Arch Linux setup on my laptop where I have my home folder not only on a separate partition but on a different type of filesystem (I wanted to play with ZFS. I haven't had any problems with it but it hasn't made anything work better either). I frankly don't trust systems (software, hardware, or whatever) on PC that hide useful functionality because the default setup "just works". With a platform as diverse as the PC, nothing can ever be expected to "just work" all the time. BTW, I have considered moving the home folder on my Windows PC too, because I am running very short of space on C:\ and Windows too has been known to occasionally destroy itself updating. PCs are not and cannot be foolproof, which is why people who don't want to mess with their computers are rapidly getting rid of them in favor of Chromebooks, tablets, etc. E: wow the procedure for moving your users folder in Windows is terrible. You have to right-click on individual directories and move them, but you can't completely relocate your home folder. You can't even move AppData at all even though that's frequently the largest subfolder. Contrast to Linux where can you just copy your entire home folder somewhere else and remount it with a few simple console commands.
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    What do you think of the Unix and Unix-like OSs?

    The Unix multiuser model applies to Windows NT/XP/7/8/10 as well, and considering how important the enterprise market is and has always been to the PC and how extensively enterprise uses multiuser, it's not going away. Have you tried making a separate partition for your home directory? That way if the rest of the OS goes kaput, you can reinstall it but keep your home directory (and thus your user files and settings) intact.
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