reply to post by Agit8dChop
Ahh I can play BF3 decently, MW3 etc.. I have to turn things down, but as long as I can get over 80fps in most games, I don't mind.
The bottle neck with my rig is the cpu, a q6600 at 2.4ghz. I did have a period where I actually physically overclocked the cpu by using a small strand
of copper speaker wire (believe it or not) and sticky tape to short the bsel pins and allow the mobo to run at 1333fsb over the 1066fsb. Too unstable
and I'm too paranoid so abandoned that idea.
Ahh yeah I'm in AU also, so was surprised to see prices for things I'd thought about 2 years ago, within range!
Man, back in the day, yep Commander Keen, Duke Nukem (the scroller game, similar to Keen, and then the 3D one), star control 2 - spent ages on that
and still have it as it's free to download now using the 3DO emulator.. Wolfenstien 3D, so many dos games that had no real rendering but were still
heaps of fun..
And then when I had 2 video blasters connected together (no such thing as sli, 2 pci slots and connected via a dongle outside the case, lol) getting
the first smooth 3D graphics was insane.. Decent 1 in rendered 3D was so pretty back then.
Nuke War was also one of those games that seemed to be played non stop back then, should I save my money, propagandise the enemy, steal their
citizens, or launch a nuke on them.. comical fun.
Or Jones in the Fast lane, haha.. I'm going to start drooling remembering all these.. Unlike real life, Jones could go to work semi nude.. that's
what you get when you can't afford clothes.
I really do miss those old days when the games were fun instead of epic stories that you spend more time watching than playing, or when if you wanted
to crack a game, you didn't need to load funky boot loaders in windows to allow debuggers to run, and just loaded it in debug from dos.