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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 01:00
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Cute indeed! It's already been mentioned, but...

Cute indeed! It's already been mentioned, but Armour-Geddon's one looks great.
Forum: OT - General Yesterday, 19:24
Replies: 52
Views: 1,598
Posted By SquawkBox
Most likely, I won't look for fixes / workaround...

Most likely, I won't look for fixes / workaround solutions for the other games you mentioned, reason being I don't care much for any of these although I must admit Icewind Dale was quite an...
Forum: OT - General Yesterday, 10:55
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By SquawkBox
I have a tendency myself to eat make-ahead food,...

I have a tendency myself to eat make-ahead food, not so much burgers, rather frozen dishes you can just put in the oven for a quick meal, also pre-cooked chicken bits, filled with sugary sauce...
Forum: OT - Technical 09 December 2019, 11:05
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By SquawkBox
It is lighter and they made an effort to include...

It is lighter and they made an effort to include huge amount of drivers for legacy hardware, almost anything past P4 CPU and fitted with > 1GB ram will run it. Of course, the more ram the better. ...
Forum: OT - Technical 09 December 2019, 00:26
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By SquawkBox
You might give a try to lite version...

You might give a try to lite version (https://www.sasnet.eu/2017/11/windows-10-pro-rs3-x32-x64-privacy-and.html) of Windows 10 from SaSnet then. It breaks updates and alternate UI languages won't...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 December 2019, 15:51
Replies: 59
Views: 5,790
Posted By SquawkBox
with kid's eyes : Psygnosis' Barbarian with...

with kid's eyes : Psygnosis' Barbarian
with those eyes of mine : Genetic Species, Aquaventura (I cherish these old school somehow pointless pre-rendered game intros)
Forum: OT - Technical 08 December 2019, 13:50
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By SquawkBox
I suppose reason behind it is it allows any PC...

I suppose reason behind it is it allows any PC user to "try before you buy" Windows 10 without the (minor) hassle of setting up a dual boot system, admittedly. Just like peeps can give a try to many...
Forum: OT - General 07 December 2019, 19:11
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By SquawkBox
My impressions about the book : Good read, but...

My impressions about the book : Good read, but lack of strong female characters.
My impressions about the films comparatively to the book : Saroumane wasn't such a pivotal character in the book,...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 07 December 2019, 11:42
Replies: 2,583
Views: 405,835
Posted By SquawkBox
Watched last week The Man with two Brains (1983)...

Watched last week The Man with two Brains (1983) featuring Steve Martin (reason : was recommended by some imdb member who was making a short review of Loaded Weapon I). While I like S. Martin...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 07 December 2019, 08:31
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By SquawkBox
Quirky little song about getting old : ...

Quirky little song about getting old :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeC1z1pOFw8


Well Respected Man, what can I say, yet another brilliant unrivaled unforgettable song, has a lot in...
Forum: OT - General 07 December 2019, 08:14
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By SquawkBox
In France, during the 80's, we were exposed to a...

In France, during the 80's, we were exposed to a localized version of a PBS educational TV show called 3,2,1 Contact. The open credits had such charm, it almost made me want to be better at school...
Forum: OT - Gaming 06 December 2019, 09:51
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By SquawkBox
Retro-compatibility is the key here, I'd rather...

Retro-compatibility is the key here, I'd rather say. See, next Xbox or should I say Xbox's (since two different consoles are in preparation) are said to be capable of playing most of the previous MS...
Forum: OT - Gaming 05 December 2019, 23:38
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By SquawkBox
Nice move! Though personally, I would pull out my...

Nice move! Though personally, I would pull out my credit card for a PS streaming service only if it was aimed at bringing more Sega and Neo Geo goodness to their legacy consoles (PS3, probably PS2 is...
Forum: OT - General 05 December 2019, 23:09
Replies: 52
Views: 1,598
Posted By SquawkBox
Well said, except Classic Shell / open-shell-menu...

Well said, except Classic Shell / open-shell-menu both feel a bit stiff. I don't think you can pin programs shortcuts or most used features (e.q. add / remove programs) to the left side of the menu...
Forum: OT - Gaming 05 December 2019, 04:56
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By SquawkBox
Done that too meself, did you notice how quite a...

Done that too meself, did you notice how quite a few PS1 ISOs (converted to proto-VCDs beforehand) could be played from start to finish from HDD or USB thanks to the POPStarter...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 05 December 2019, 04:33
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By SquawkBox
Two more songs (and more cheating too ;)) : ...

Two more songs (and more cheating too ;)) :

Billy Ray Cirus - Achy Breaky Heart (1993)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byQIPdHMpjc


Héroes Del Silencio - Entre dos tierras (1990, another...
Forum: OT - Technical 04 December 2019, 22:09
Replies: 39
Views: 913
Posted By SquawkBox
Well, 2016 Doom...

Well, 2016 Doom (https://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/379720/?) with all settings set to max. Pretty obvious :D .
Forum: OT - General 04 December 2019, 22:01
Replies: 52
Views: 1,598
Posted By SquawkBox
I could finally manage to find the time to...

I could finally manage to find the time to install x64 Windows 10 Pro Redstone 5 on one of my "production" machines. It sits there in dual boot with 32-bit Vista. CPU is Quad Core q9550 (technically,...
Forum: OT - General 01 December 2019, 19:22
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By SquawkBox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0S1DMlxPRE ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0S1DMlxPRE


One of my favorite song from the French Punk movement from the 80's 90's period. Lyrics are deliciously outrageous, "once I was a know-it-all student...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 30 November 2019, 04:05
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By SquawkBox
Terence Trent d'Arby - If You all get to Heaven...

Terence Trent d'Arby - If You all get to Heaven (1987)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=funBT_8jBMw


Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky (1988)

...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 30 November 2019, 02:08
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By SquawkBox
My turn to share something uncommon from them. It...

My turn to share something uncommon from them. It consists in an acoustic version of Waterloo Sunset performed live @ the BBC in 1994 :xmas . Since you seem to have been kollecting Kinks material for...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 29 November 2019, 22:14
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By SquawkBox
True, but then I could ask you to consider the...

True, but then I could ask you to consider the range of that particular decade of pop music in its nominal sense ;) .
According to Wikipedia :

Particularly in the 20th century, a nominal decade...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 29 November 2019, 05:16
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By SquawkBox
Samantha Fox - I wanna have some fun (1988),...

Samantha Fox - I wanna have some fun (1988), noticed ross mentioned Sabrina one-hit wonder, well I feel Samantha Fox deserves a mention too as she was IMHO a full-fledged artist musically speaking,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2019, 02:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By SquawkBox
Just noticed the corresponding controller could...

Just noticed the corresponding controller could be bought on eBay since May, 2019. Playstation product number : DTL-H500C. Best of luck to potential bidders (it's still on sale)!

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Forum: OT - Gaming 28 November 2019, 18:13
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By SquawkBox
I use a Saitek gamepad, the PS2700 (works with...

I use a Saitek gamepad, the PS2700 (works with 99% of games as played on a PS1 or PS2 also). As you can see on the second picture, it allows you to switch positions between the left analog joystick...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 28 November 2019, 17:50
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By SquawkBox
Michael Jackson - Rock with You (1979) ......

Michael Jackson - Rock with You (1979)
... though for me, the absolute best version is from the late South African trumpet player Hugh Masekela. Don't get me wrong, Quincy Jones arrangements on the...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 27 November 2019, 16:37
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By SquawkBox
Madness - Our House (1982) ...

Madness - Our House (1982)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p4RWBCEFRo


Shinehead feat. Sting - Jamaican in New York (1992) though I prefer the original version

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Forum: OT - Entertainment 27 November 2019, 13:21
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By SquawkBox
Two songs from Muswell Hillbillies, their country...

Two songs from Muswell Hillbillies, their country / folk musicianship side was in full blossom at that time. Notice how that YT dude johnny zell did post the lyrics in a commentary for each song...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 27 November 2019, 06:19
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By SquawkBox
There's not much to agree or to disagree about in...

There's not much to agree or to disagree about in this matter Monsieur, for years I have been listening to the Kinks music without any single person around me giving me the nod 'hey I am a fan too"...
Forum: OT - General 26 November 2019, 03:32
Replies: 52
Views: 1,598
Posted By SquawkBox
Not too sure Toni would recommend any version of...

Not too sure Toni would recommend any version of Windows over the other one (except for those MS OS'es mentioned in winuae.net requirements section) but in terms of PC hardware, IIRC he used to say ...
Forum: OT - General 25 November 2019, 00:26
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By SquawkBox
Ah, Jazz! For starters, I'll just put forth the...

Ah, Jazz! For starters, I'll just put forth the proposition that classic Jazz wouldn't be the same without stray cats swinging to it :spin .


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOljfUyLrL4
Forum: OT - Entertainment 23 November 2019, 01:28
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By SquawkBox
I'd like to share with you a brilliant song from...

I'd like to share with you a brilliant song from 1984 about well... social anxiety disorder, not quite the Tony Montana kind but paranoia to a certain degree, some may be familiar with the feeling...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 22 November 2019, 18:53
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By SquawkBox
There are a few bands from that era which I like...

There are a few bands from that era which I like a very limited output of, such as Europe with Final Countdown, Berlin with Take My Breath Away. I am afraid Bon Jovi falls into that category for me,...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 22 November 2019, 17:03
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By SquawkBox
This is hands down my favorite song from Bon Jovi...

This is hands down my favorite song from Bon Jovi :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk


Don't forget to include in your list few Rod Stewart and ZZ Top hits of that decade. I made a...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 22 November 2019, 14:50
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By SquawkBox
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus, guy was Austrian (1985)...

Falco - Rock Me Amadeus, guy was Austrian (1985) [edit : Ah, just saw you mentioned Falco]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVikZ8Oe_XA


Propaganda, German new wave/synth-pop band - p:...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 22 November 2019, 13:26
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By SquawkBox
Well, I hope you have a less syncopated way of...

Well, I hope you have a less syncopated way of typing on your own keyboard :) .

Around my Dream (1985), this also is a case of the reprise selling better than the original (from an Italian singer...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 21 November 2019, 19:25
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By SquawkBox
Billy Idol, once more : ...

Billy Idol, once more :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OFpfTd0EIs


Nick Kamen - I Promised Myself (1990, the vastly superior radio edit)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cred4Oikd0
Forum: OT - General 21 November 2019, 18:28
Replies: 28
Views: 1,672
Posted By SquawkBox
Thanks, I'll check it out. Another actor of that...

Thanks, I'll check it out. Another actor of that generation who often played bad guys is the late great Yul Brynner. Anyone remember that unusual western movie with cyborgs Westworld (1973) ?

...
Forum: OT - General 21 November 2019, 18:10
Replies: 52
Views: 1,598
Posted By SquawkBox
Audio subsystem driver model changed drastically...

Audio subsystem driver model changed drastically between XP and Vista, you have to have that in mind when assessing old games compatibility. It's not just a matter of further removing of 16-bit...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 21 November 2019, 18:02
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By SquawkBox
Bily Idol - White Wedding (1982, warning strong...

Bily Idol - White Wedding (1982, warning strong imagery)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAZQaYKZMTI
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