Re: [SWCollect] Technology never ceases to amaze

2003-12-29 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Dan Chisarick wrote: So two questions: Can you think of any technical innovation in games in the past few years that really jumped out and made you say gee whiz? I was pretty impressed with the pixel shading used in games like Morrowind, that gave a realistic feeling of flowing water. Does

Re: [SWCollect] Technology never ceases to amaze (long)

2003-12-29 Thread Jim Leonard
Dan Chisarick wrote: When I was done w/this batch (61 disk images) and waiting for the lot to transfer over the serial AppleTalk network (think 10.5MB over a 115KB/s These are Apple II images or Mac images? Protected or not? If protected, what program are you using? In addition to all the

Re: [SWCollect] Technology never ceases to amaze (long)

2003-12-29 Thread Dan Chisarick
Good god. Ok, tell me you just rattled all that off your head... Apple or Mac? Both. Actually Apple II, IIgs and Mac. Nearly all the IIgs and Mac titles can be fast copied or at most have one protected track (which I'll skip). I use Apple's built-in disk imager for the Mac and Asimov

Re: [SWCollect] Technology never ceases to amaze (long)

2003-12-29 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Jim Leonard stated: Digitized sound on any machine without dedicated sound hardware: Digitized sound on the IBM PC that did *not* halt the computer and had *no* distortion: This brings to mind an old game called Star Trek: The Nth Iteration. It used ANSI graphics, but played actual clips from

Re: [SWCollect] Technology never ceases to amaze

2003-12-28 Thread Jim Leonard
Lee K. Seitz wrote: Dan Chisarick stated: So two questions: Can you think of any technical innovation in games in the past few years that really jumped out and made you say gee whiz? Any classic favorites whose technology at the time was just awe-inspiring? I'm *still* wondering how they

[SWCollect] Technology never ceases to amaze

2003-12-26 Thread Dan Chisarick
While I was visiting my parents for xmas I did another marathon archiving session (Floppy - disk image - CD). I've lost track of how many times I've said this is the last time. The sessions get further and further apart, but each time I flip the switch(es) the machines keep coming back for

Re: [SWCollect] Technology never ceases to amaze

2003-12-26 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Dan Chisarick stated: So two questions: Can you think of any technical innovation in games in the past few years that really jumped out and made you say gee whiz? Any classic favorites whose technology at the time was just awe-inspiring? I'm *still* wondering how they did the speech in