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    Listen to WC3 Soundtrack on Original Roland Hardware (April 5, 2024)

    Roland also still has the Sound Canvas VA software synth - - which can emulate the SC-55. There are apparently ways to hook it up to DOSbox and other MIDI devices.
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    1999's Hottest Double Feature Combo (March 1, 2024)

    Is it full movies or just trailers advertising the movies are coming to home video?
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    13 years and no Star Citizen!!

    The problem with long development times is that you end up re-doing a lot of the work over and over and over again. Things like the game engine changes - the one you start with gets obsoleted and now you have to waste a couple of years switching to a newer engine (this one has impacted games far...
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    BREAKING NEWS: Wing Commander LP Campaign Launches (May 1, 2023)

    Darn. I was so looking forward to this, but I can't support Indiegogo...
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    The Women of S.P.A.C.E.: The Science Behind the Scenes

    Likely long out of print and no one's selling it anymore so it disappears off Amazon. If you have the ISBN it can probably be looked up in libraries and used book stores like abebooks.
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    Get Your Origin FX Fix (March 27, 2023)

    Well, they weren't really needed even in the 90s - to burn in an image would take months of displaying the same image constantly and people were generally good at turning off their monitors at the end of the day. The only burned in monitor I ever saw was one where someone was basically working...
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    Super Star Trek meets Star Trek: 25th Anniversary

    Is it from this book?
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    eBay seller selling Origin Museum items?

    I was browsing eBay and came across "Rares Market" who seems to be selling a lot of Origin stuff they claim is from the Origin Museum. They don't appear in many eBay searches so if it's legit, it may be a chance to get stuff at a discount.
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    Battery icon in Windows 95 laptop?

    Windows 95 was a strange era - the PC was transitioning from APM (Advanced Power Management) to ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) as part of the whole Plug and Play (PnP) thing - Windows 95 was one of the first PnP aware OSes out there and a proper PnP stack requires support from...
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    A Pro Stick Paired With an Action Hit (January 11, 2023)

    Eh, Gravis was pretty good back in the day. Thrustmaster was the one to get if you could afford it, but if you couldn't and ended up with a Gravis, you weren't doing too bad either.
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    Remembering Creative's Wing Commander Legacy (January 7, 2023)

    Wow. I remember the first PC I had was an 8088 clone back in the 80s, which was replaced with a 286 system in 1990 or so. Somehow around 92 or so I managed to convince my parents to invest in something a bit newer and we had a fully built out 486. My dad decided to splurge and add in not just a...
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    BREAKING NEWS: Wing Commander LP Inbound (December 29, 2022)

    Ah, I see. Well, I know I have that on CD and on high res recording around here somewhere. The wonder, of course, is if it's just a vinyl pressing of that album, or if they're going to do something else with it.
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    Old jet game from 94/95?

    I think the problem is you need more details, there are a lot of flying games in that era. Was it a real jet, or fictional jets? Set on Earth or space or some other planet? was it a flight simulator primary or was it some campaign game where flight is an aspect, etc?
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    BREAKING NEWS: Wing Commander LP Inbound (December 29, 2022)

    Hopefully it'll be available on CD or at least digitally as FLAC. Vinyl is nice, but far too often it's the only option - no CD, no digital download as FLAC (if you're lucky, you'll get MP3).
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    Star Citizen Makes Half a Billion Dollars (September 21, 2022)

    My only question is what do these investors expect? Half a billion dollars put in - how much money are they expecting to get back? Double their investment (not an unreasonable amount)? If we assume it does decently well and has 10,000,000 players, that's about $100 per player each they need to...
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    Return to Monkey Island coming 2022

    The pre-order bonus is, according to the developer, purely aesthetic and has no impact on the actual game. Now, if they would work with Valve to get the whole series working on Steam Deck. It's strange because The Secret of Monkey Island supposedly worked on Steam Deck at one point, but it's...
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    Return to Monkey Island coming 2022

    Just like Karens, some gamers have an over entitiled attitude towards life. and games. That because they're "big" in the gaming community (some streamer, influencer, play lots of games, been playing games since they were in the womb, or spent millions of dollars on fancy stuff that glows with...
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    Advanced Facial Upscaling Tested with WC3 (June 23, 2022)

    So what software was used for this?
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    EA Announces Travel Health Benefits in Wake of Roe Decision (June 24, 2022)

    The only bright side of all this turmoil, to be honest, is that it's casting a big spotlight on privacy and how things like your location information are collected, stored, and distributed by third parties because of what's happening and various laws. Location providers like smartphone...
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    they are remastering one of my favorite adventure games of all time

    Apparently if you buy the enhanced version from GoG, you get the original version as well. So that might be way to go. Though if you own the original version, you apparently get a 50% off discount on the enhanced edition. Though I can't find the original version on GoG so I don't know if it's...