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

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:54
by keenmaster486
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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Re: Hello from 1994! (still waiting for TUIT... fingers crossed!)

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 18:02
by Roobar
Wow. I didn't even thought browsing the internet with such an ancient artifact would be possible. Well done!

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

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 22:02
by nanomekia
That's actually pretty sweet. Well done indeed!

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

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 22:48
by Bonevelous
This is really cool! Like the others said, well done :)

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

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:49
by 55Aavenue
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.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:52
by DoomJedi
I still have my Commander Keen 1.2 floppies :)
And Keen songs I was writing back then.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 23:42
by Commander Spleen
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.

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

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 15:16
by MoffD

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

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:04
by Keening_Product
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.

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

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 16:45
by keenmaster486
Now I should try this again with the new theme!

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

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:15
by Nisaba
keenmaster486 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 16:45
Now I should try this again with the new theme!
you should definitely do that! and don't forget to post your experience.

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

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 22:44
by Roger_Klotz
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.