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Zardoz
Our next big event is on April 12th-13th!.

We're also working on an oldschool gaming event on the weekend of 8th-9th March. QuakeWorld duel etc...

Wrap-up coming soon! Huge thanks to everyone who came and made it something awesome.
That Commander
re: old school LAN

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My work was throwing away a few Pentium II workstations. Are they too modern? tongue.gif
yoshiyoshi
QUOTE (That Commander @ Jan 20 2014, 10:23 PM) *
My work was throwing away a few Pentium II workstations. Are they too modern? tongue.gif


Frankly, that's perfect. So far the other boxes at our disposal are around that age anyway (PII 400MHz, Pentium MMX; Celeron 2.4GHz is the exception).

Pretty sure I sent you a message about this sorta thing thatcommander? smile.gif

Robert (yoshiyoshi)
xargon
Out of interest what would you say is the minimum spec'ed pc to use? I have everything from 486-p1-p2-p3-p4 to modern day smile.gif. Would be cool to bust out the 486 for same lannage smile.gif. Suppose it really depends on the list of games.
Lysdexia
Where are the photos?
yoshiyoshi
QUOTE (Lysdexia @ Feb 7 2014, 01:59 PM) *
Where are the photos?


Photos you say? Here's one to start with, the most 'powerful' one (Celeron) :-)



Photos will come of the old laptop and PC when my camera works again LOL
yoshiyoshi
QUOTE (xargon @ Jan 28 2014, 10:39 PM) *
Out of interest what would you say is the minimum spec'ed pc to use? I have everything from 486-p1-p2-p3-p4 to modern day smile.gif. Would be cool to bust out the 486 for same lannage smile.gif. Suppose it really depends on the list of games.


I think the balancer would be being able to run Windows 98 & DOS. That way we're balanced across the range.

Games are still TBC as far as I know, but Doom and Duke Nukem have certainly been floated. WCIII is possibly one of the NEWEST games that would count as 'old-school'... And it could work out nicely too.

486's would be DOS-only admittedly, but Pentiums, Cyrix, VIAs and K6-IIs would have no problems with Windows 98 assuming that there is enough RAM.

Interested in putting some specs together for me? I may call on you and your PC power :-)

I'm still trying to get my P4 back (not counting my chances), but P4/Athlon XP were the last ones to run Windows 98 & DOS driver-support wise as far as I know, so I guess that's our benchmark. :-P
xargon
Just off the top of my head:

Intel 486DX2, 8mb ram. Needs a NIC, I have three spare ISA ones here untested.

Intel Pentium 133Mhz, 128mb ram. Needs NIC and case/psu but I have spare (the yellow wire on the psu for this one is actually blue, never seen that before, old AT psu not ATX).

Intel PII - hmm looks like I might have thrown this one out.

Intel PIII 350Mhz? 256mb ram. Needs NIC I have spare

Intel PIII 1Ghz 256mb ram. Needs NIC I have spare.

AMD skt A/462. Tested two days ago, needs new mobo, eveything else assumed working.

Intel Prescott P4 skt 478, 2.4ghz I think?. 3Gb ram, 6800gt agp smile.gif.

skt 1155 celeron, 8gb - my server

skt AM3+ AMD Phenom 965 Black edition, 8gb ram - main pc


I'd still be keen to play some games on the 486 lol. Need to get another hdd for it, I have a CF card but the BIOS can't see anything larger than 504mb drives and I'm reluctant to lan on the 20yo drive it has in there. I was hoping to burn an eeprom with xtide and install that onto the boot rom of one of the spare ISA network cards I have so I can support larger drives.
Lysdexia
Photos of v29 you dolt.
yoshiyoshi
QUOTE (Lysdexia @ Feb 14 2014, 01:11 AM) *
Photos of v29 you dolt.


No need to call me a dolt! This isn't a 'Respawn v29' post, so I presumed you were talking about the older PCs for the Old School event :-(

The PIIIs look like keepers Xargon, and the Pentium as well if it can be NIC'd.
Send me a private message about them when you have time so we can co-ordinate?

yoshiyoshi
That Commander
386 and 486 were capable of running 95/98, Robert tongue.gif

Slowly, but they could biggrin.gif

I was also given a brand new, still-in-the-packaging 486, time to bring it to life I say biggrin.gif

Xargon, I was donated a whole bunch of old hard drives, if you cant get one, let me know.
xargon
Just saw the potential list of games on my fb feed, BF1942 = awesome. Was going to suggest this but thought it might have been too new. Putting in a vote to add half life 1 to the list, snarks! (Also a simpler rts like Red Alert 2?). GTA1 over a network always results in lots of laughs too smile.gif......and Red Faction 1 smile.gif.

If were def playing BF1942 I'm certainly going to bring something from the P4/skt A era then. I had a 1800+ skt A with 256mb ram and 64mb geforce mx440L and BF was still pretty average to play large battles on. Loading times off the single 20gb hdd I had were appalling.
Zardoz
Hey,

Yes - we'll make a new news post about this shortly - I've been a bit slack with this project as I've been focussed on v30.

I'll be dusting off my old P3 700 - this is the system I used to LAN with at the old Shafted events from late 2000 onwards. Even has the 30GB IBM DeathStar drive. Trust me to buy a drive that was notorious for failure!!

Half-Life 1: can't believe we left that off! Yep, we'll stick that on the list, too.
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