Hello from 1994! (still waiting for TUIT... fingers crossed!)

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Hello from 1994! (still waiting for TUIT... fingers crossed!)

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It's 1994 and I've just got myself a brand new IBM Thinkpad 755C!

It has an incredibly fast Intel 486DX4 CPU running at 75 MHz. I'm impressed.

The 20 MB of RAM are plenty for all of my programs.

I like the snazzy Windows 3.1 interface. The high resolution 640x480 screen is really nice too.

This new browser "Netscape Navigator" is such a cool tool for surfing around on the "World Wide Web!"

I bet none of you have such a high spec laptop as this!

But I'm still waiting for The Universe is Toast to come out. DOOM was good, but has ID Software forgotten about Keen? I hope not!


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Wow. I didn't even thought browsing the internet with such an ancient artifact would be possible. Well done!

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That's actually pretty sweet. Well done indeed!
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This is really cool! Like the others said, well done :)
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I am indeed jealous of that amazing machine! I can't believe how fast technology is changing in this final decade of the century. Just last year I bought an IBM PS/1 486 at 50 MHz with 8 MB of RAM, but I see it is already obsolete. To think you have more power in something that can carry around! Perhaps if I had your machine I could run Jazz Jackrabbit...

Thankfully Keen runs well though, and since I got my Sound Blaster card I have really been enjoying the music! I also hope The Universe is Toast is on the way soon!

I have to post this and log off now, I need to make a phone call.

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I still have my Commander Keen 1.2 floppies :)
And Keen songs I was writing back then.

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I have a similar spec model but the floppy drive is external and got knocked around a bit too much and doesn't seem to work any more. There is a removable CD drive where the floppy is on yours. Surely nobody will ever need that much space so it's highly superfluous, but the pins are vertical so the laptop still needs to be dismantled if I want to install a floppy drive in its place.

The sound chip also seems to have taken some damage during the last transit a few years ago. It's been put away to prevent further damage. Hopefully just some loose solder or something so one day I hope to fix it up again, along with the 386 boards floating around with battery acid damage. Still a very nice machine for QuickBASIC programming though.

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keenmaster486 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:54
I bet none of you have such a high spec laptop as this!
Gee, you don't need to rub it in.
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Now I should try this again with the new theme!
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.
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keenmaster486 wrote:
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Now I should try this again with the new theme!
you should definitely do that! and don't forget to post your experience.
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This is so cool! Now I am tempted to get Mom's old Windows 3.1 computer up next time I am home and see if it still works.
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