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Old 13 May 2009, 18:56   #81
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Old 13 May 2009, 23:36   #82
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last seven (eight now) posts will be moved to ot, i suggest "Going offtopic for no reason" thread name
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Old 14 May 2009, 11:53   #83
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I miss the floppy, I loved the noise it made when you ejected it and put a new one in. *shoo* *clunk* *chchch* :P
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I miss the floppy, I loved the noise it made when you ejected it and put a new one in. *shoo* *clunk* *chchch* :P


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After all, since there is floppy drive sound emulation, why not floppy insertion/ejection sound emulation?
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Old 14 May 2009, 12:11   #85
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After all, since there is floppy drive sound emulation, why not floppy insertion/ejection sound emulation?
Anyone interested in my Quake drive sounds? I always found the drive sound emulation uber-geeky... which isn't necessarily a bad thing
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I miss the floppy, I loved the noise it made when you ejected it and put a new one in. *shoo* *clunk* *chchch* :P
My A500 did "tiny" noise and A600 "woody" noise. Intercourse, sausage, concubine.
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I must admit that loading from floppies was a pain in the arse for me even 'back in the day'. But a pain worth enduring to play the games contained on them.

To think there was a time when floppies were pretty much the fastest, most reliable way to store and transmit data!?
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To think there was a time when floppies were pretty much the fastest, most reliable way to store and transmit data!?
I don't think such a time ever existed
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Old 14 May 2009, 16:03   #89
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The highlight of my gaming was when the screen would tell me to put my floppy in the slot. The more times I had to swap my floppies the better the experience for me. Street Fighter IV on teh 360 using floppies.....GOLD.
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seuden, you are sick!
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....the screen would tell me to put my floppy in the slot.....
Shouldn't that be an OT subject, and as KG says 'you are sick'
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Street Fighter IV on teh 360 using floppies.....GOLD.
I like floppies, but that is... erm... fecking nuts
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I absolutely loved floppies. I had wanted a floppy drive for so long for my Commodore 64, but could never afford one (they were quite pricey!).
So when I finally got an Amiga, I thought the loading times were really short.

I remember playing Monkey Island 2 from floppies... and I had no troubles, didn't bother me at all. In fact, I don't think I even thought about it. 11 floppies, btw
I had them spread out on the floor so I could easily find the one requested.
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I had an Atari 65XE before my Amiga so it seemed really quick loading.
The noise while some games load is really nostalgic for me, especially games like Lotus 2. It does that double grind noise just before the intro music.
I remember me and my mates would know usually when the games had loaded by the sound. It's almost like listening to a song in some respects.
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With my first Amiga 500 floppy drive was really silent but my second A500 have loud drive which I don't like so much (it's not so loud as DreamCast cd-rom but still too much for me). I like knocking but not banging...
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Does anybody honestly think that floppy drives back then weren't so bad to deal with compared to today? Did people have more patience with those load times back then?
I never even thought about it, disks was (and still is for me) the shiznit. For a very long time my opinion about harddrives was that only offices and BBS'es used them. I got my first HD in 1995 (52mb) and still I haven't quit using floppies to this day. I have nothing but love for them (Amiga floppies that is), each disk has its own personality. Especially pack-disks makes my spine tingle. I'm pretty weird that way I guess. Snail-mail disk swapping ftw!
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As a C16 & C64 gamer with only a C2N Datasette I found floppies to be the holy grail back then.
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Recently had the 'joy' to see realtime emulated cassettes on OpenMSX again... Try it and you will love floppies as you did back then
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