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You Nostalgia, you lose - *Don't Quote the pictures!*

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,370 ✭✭✭ GAAman


    ^^^^

    Eircom 25, 25 hours a MONTH of blistering 52kbps speed. Only after 6pm and on weekends of course!

    Can't remember the cap, probably something ridiculous as well.

    *Posted on my 60+mbps connection, gotta love progress :D


  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,267 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Clareman


    GAAman wrote: »
    ^^^^

    Eircom 25, 25 hours a MONTH of blistering 52kbps speed. Only after 6pm and on weekends of course!

    Can't remember the cap, probably something ridiculous as well.

    *Posted on my 60+mbps connection, gotta love progress :D

    Pfff, Oceanfree with it's special internet number which meant that you got 5 minutes per unit rather than 3 minutes for the local number. Then there was IOL Unlimited access, streaming radio at night was epic.

    BTW, 52kbps, could never get that, mid to high 40s are the best you could hope for, was good enough to play Unreal Tournament though.


  • Moderators Posts: 10,123 ✭✭✭✭ LEIN


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,370 ✭✭✭ GAAman


    Clareman wrote: »
    Pfff, Oceanfree with it's special internet number which meant that you got 5 minutes per unit rather than 3 minutes for the local number. Then there was IOL Unlimited access, streaming radio at night was epic.

    BTW, 52kbps, could never get that, mid to high 40s are the best you could hope for, was good enough to play Unreal Tournament though.

    Always got solid 52, in fact just realised even as a youth I was a cynic, thought eircom were ripping us off of that 4kbps :D

    I used to be able to get Call of Duty (I think it was United Offensive) going for an hour before the ping went mental


  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,267 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Clareman


    GAAman wrote: »
    Always got solid 52, in fact just realised even as a youth I was a cynic, thought eircom were ripping us off of that 4kbps :D

    I used to be able to get Call of Duty (I think it was United Offensive) going for an hour before the ping went mental

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 20,329 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Pawwed Rig


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,377 ✭✭✭ glynf


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,923 ✭✭✭ To Elland Back


    <<<snip>>>

    That's outside the post office on Anne Street Wexford. They used to line the whole street, never going anywhere


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 19,232 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L.Jenkins


    2 in 1 Nostalgia

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 663 laraghrider


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,615 ✭✭✭✭ whiskeyman


    ^^^ whats that again?
    Think I remember seeing them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 663 laraghrider


    whiskeyman wrote: »
    ^^^ whats that again?
    Think I remember seeing them.

    A water watch. Pour water in the side every couple of days to power it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,437 ✭✭✭ blastman


    Had one, eventually the limescale in the water clogged the cells. You needed to use distilled water (I found out too late)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,800 ✭✭✭ Mike Litoris


    Probably posted a few time but with the day that's in it......


    I got this for xmas 30 years ago. Gawd I feel old.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,253 ✭✭✭ Titzon Toast


    Probably posted a few time but with the day that's in it......


    I got this for xmas 30 years ago. Gawd I feel old.

    I had one of those too, inherited it from our rich cousins, it also came with little steering controlers for the racing car game we had for it.
    Good times.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,592 ✭✭✭ dan1895


    <<<snip>>>

    It was only recently I realised the rocket was just a baked beans can with a funnel on top.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,370 ✭✭✭ GAAman


    I had an Atari as a kid, and this morning my sister gave me this. Was like a kid first thing Christmas morning playing games!

    http://omg.wthax.org/7biegG.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,800 ✭✭✭ Mike Litoris


    Lucky Bastid! :D What do the controllers feel like.


    Anyway, I made a little mistake, the VCS I got 31 years ago. This I got 30 years ago....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,370 ✭✭✭ GAAman


    Lucky Bastid! :D What do the controllers feel like.

    They feel hollow compared to the original ones, they are wireless too!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,943 ✭✭✭✭ the purple tin




  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 25,849 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Doctor DooM


    <<<snip>>>

    Is that trailer fake? That's Terminator music in the background, Robocop's theme is all


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,179 ✭✭✭ snow scorpion


    Micheal O'Hehir's voice...



  • Registered Users Posts: 729 ✭✭✭ KK4SAM


    2014


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,253 ✭✭✭ Titzon Toast


    Lucky Bastid! :D What do the controllers feel like.


    Anyway, I made a little mistake, the VCS I got 31 years ago. This I got 30 years ago....

    Snip.

    I have a Raleigh Styler out in my shed with the chrome frame and black mag wheels!
    I still love it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,437 ✭✭✭ blastman


    I got an Atari VCS for Christmas about 30 years ago as well. It has lain under a bench in the garage for approximately 20 years. I dug it out about six months ago for a retro games event. Still working..... :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,437 ✭✭✭ blastman


    Sorry, forgot I had a pic of it:

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,358 ✭✭✭ Into The Blue


    <<<snip>>>

    Nice garage


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,437 ✭✭✭ blastman


    Nice garage

    I wish! This was on its excursion out of the garage


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  • Moderators Posts: 11,810 ✭✭✭✭ Black_Knight


    The journal just posted about these:
    https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games/v2

    Dos games!
    Keen!, Lemings! Prince of Persia! I even remember playing the blues brothers game! And oh so many turtles games.
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