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Gaming terminology used by old school gamers which aren't used today

AV

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I don't think I've seen anyone use noob unironically for a while.
 

K.S v2.0

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  • C:\> cd gamefolder
  • C:\Gamefolder> dir
[ungodly list of files]

  • C:\Foldergame> autoexec.bat

....and now we wait.

C:\Game>game.exe

<game doesn't run coz not enough conventional memory>

C:\Game>edit autoexec.bat

<locate all DEVICE=xxx lines, change to DEVICEHIGH, save, exit>

C:\Game>game.exe

<game runs, no sound... fiddle w/ sound settings in game, doesn't work>

C:\Game>edit autoexec.bat

<fiddle with SET BLASTER=xxx line, EVEN THOUGH IT WORKED PREVIOUSLY>

C:\Game>game.exe

<still no sound...>

C:\Game>edit autoexec.bat

<put all sound settings back to what they were>

C:\Game>game.exe

<wtf, sound works now... but, gamepad doesn't work... >

... Its now been 3 hours since you tried to play game...
 

Miles708

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C:\Game>game.exe

<game doesn't run coz not enough conventional memory>

C:\Game>edit autoexec.bat

<locate all DEVICE=xxx lines, change to DEVICEHIGH, save, exit>

C:\Game>game.exe

<game runs, no sound... fiddle w/ sound settings in game, doesn't work>

C:\Game>edit autoexec.bat

<fiddle with SET BLASTER=xxx line, EVEN THOUGH IT WORKED PREVIOUSLY>

C:\Game>game.exe

<still no sound...>

C:\Game>edit autoexec.bat

<put all sound settings back to what they were>

C:\Game>game.exe

<wtf, sound works now... but, gamepad doesn't work... >

... Its now been 3 hours since you tried to play game...
insert floppy disk to expand system memory
 

mitch1971

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Earth, sometimes.
VESA-Compatible Graphics Card
RAM Disk
So, losers have a better time.
 
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KiNeMz

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I think that's still a thing, yeah.


Remember early PC days too when joypads plugged into the sound card if you didn't have a dedicated 'game port card'?


Funnily enough the NES had this problem worse than the Famicom did, not sure why.



I remember that I played Shinobi 2 and 3 so much I could literally complete them both with literal 0 damage, no lightning shield used... very literally NO HIT the entire game.
Shinobi original arcade edition only. But who uses clocked as a term formfinish. I still use clocked to this day
 

Jeeves

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Warp screen
Bonus level
Unlockable
Load from: Memory Card A, Memory Card B
Split Screen (this one's on life support)
Controller Port 1, 2, 3, 4
LAN adapter
Rumble Pak
Analog On/Off
Widescreen mode
Golden cartridge
 

K.S v2.0

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Shinobi original arcade edition only. But who uses clocked as a term formfinish. I still use clocked to this day
Oh the ARCADE Shinobi. Ok shit, that one was just flat out brutal.

Also I used to use 'clocked' up until mid 2000's then realized ppl were head tilting, and switched to 'finished'.

insert floppy disk to expand system memory
Oh god, yes, EMS boot disks...
 
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JSoup

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There was a small period, four years or so, where the fighting game communities would openly refer to someone getting soundly beaten as being "raped". Lots of forums putting their collective foots down eventually put an end to it.


That's both hilarious and potentially horrifying. XD
 

Armorous

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Did your PC have a Math coprocessor? Mine did, and I made sure all my computer nerd friends knew it too.
 
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zaanan

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C:\Game>game.exe

<game doesn't run coz not enough conventional memory>

C:\Game>edit autoexec.bat

<locate all DEVICE=xxx lines, change to DEVICEHIGH, save, exit>

C:\Game>game.exe

<game runs, no sound... fiddle w/ sound settings in game, doesn't work>

C:\Game>edit autoexec.bat

<fiddle with SET BLASTER=xxx line, EVEN THOUGH IT WORKED PREVIOUSLY>

C:\Game>game.exe

<still no sound...>

C:\Game>edit autoexec.bat

<put all sound settings back to what they were>

C:\Game>game.exe

<wtf, sound works now... but, gamepad doesn't work... >

... Its now been 3 hours since you tried to play game...
Came here to find the autoexec.bat reference and wasn’t disappointed. And don’t forget config.sys and game .ini files!
 

Sophist

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Quakenet, a video gaming oriented IRC network.

In the first half of the 00's, it was averaging +200 000 connected users, +200 000 channels, +50 servers.
today, it's around 11 000 users, 10 000 channels, 30 servers.
 
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regawdless

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200+ page physical manuals.
No time for that tutorial shit back then. Better to read a fucking book to understand the games mechanics.

Don't miss those tbh.
 
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FStubbs

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Ah, never had that one unfortunately. I had a NES to begin with and saw ads in the paper for the C64 and was like WOAH!... It was absolutely mindblowing at the time since it was my first real 'computer'.

Hell, just typing 'LOAD "game" ,1' made me feel like a badass hacker :messenger_grinning_sweat: The day I could actually type 'LOAD "game",8,1' instead made me feel like Grand Wizard of the Cosmos. (,8 means load from first device, usually the disk drive).
Actually ,8 for the first argument was for the disk drive. ,1 was the default which was the Datasette. The second argument ,1 meant load it into the correct area of memory instead of the area reserved for Basic (which was default). Clever developers would load code into the interrupt area of memory so their game would auto-run without having to SYS anywhere (or having your Basic loader do it). Cartridges of course loaded at startup.
 

Miles708

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200+ page physical manuals.
No time for that tutorial shit back then. Better to read a fucking book to understand the games mechanics.

Don't miss those tbh.
Oh my! I remember the manual for Joint Strike Fighter, detailing every technical detal and possible maneuver you coul do with the aircrafts!
It was a 150+ page booklet, all in color, and it was awesome
 
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drganon

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"If I hook up one system through the VCR, I can hook up the other through the tv"- past me