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Mr. Mang

"good old days" computer stories thread

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tell me how bad things were back in the day.

 

my friend says:

 

me and jerry used to connect to the "internet" in the early 90s through a 2800 baud modem. it was like 2.8 bytes a second. every page was text. there were no pictuers... that was unheard of. there were ascii pictures. those were the shit

 

 

 

i say:

 

i remember in first grade my dad taught me a few DOS commands so i could play . . . LEISURE SUIT LARRY 1. no wonder i'm a creep.

 

 

larry.gif

 

and no, mine wasn't in color, fool!

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yeah my pops used to have the "internet" back in 94 or someshit..he used to just sit there and type in a bunch of codes and nonsense ill never understand.

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Guest willy.wonka

the first day i found free porn on the net....

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Guest railroadjerk

i remember my dad bringing home a disk with a little quicktime video, and watching that was amazing.

 

compuserv back in the early 90s...

 

play chuck yeager flight sim and donkey kong on my 8087...

 

using the www in 94, there being so few websites.

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Guest platapie

playing this old school game onm y busted ass apple. and the game ws a bunny tryign to get a carrot at the end of this maze. the screen was 2 way cool shades of green.

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Originally posted by Mr. Mang

LEISURE SUIT LARRY 1

 

Hell yea! I remember going to a friends house and he had this on his comp. What a funny-ass game. I loved how he smoked after sex. HAHAHAHAHAHA.

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i remember playing some jungle game on my boys commodore, shit was dope all you did was jump holes and swing on vines. or my other buddies dad had the internet in like 92 he was one of the first on the bandwagon, all it did was make that dial up noise, and he played like chess.

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Guest THEdude

I used to play VETTE, I used to run over the little people.

 

also I once bought Wolfenstein 3D for 2 bucks at Walmart!

one of the best games.

 

I used to play that game on Qbasic I think it was Nibbles???? with the gorillas throwing bananas, I can't remember.

and the other one with the snake

 

I would also check out joke books at the library and retype them on my computer, that's all you could really do.

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kings quest motherfuckers! santa beat me to it. I went to a "inner city" school when I was little and got to use Apple IIe's cause they were installed as a pilot project....kings quest all day.

 

Don't sleep on playing battle of britain with a stupid codewheel on a slow 286...

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i remember back in the early AOL days when piracy was "underground" or whatever you would say and you could go into private rooms called "warez" or "mm" or "server" and get 500 mails in your mailbox full of all kinds of shit to download. i remember Leisure Suit Larry always in my mailbox but i always just deleted it. if i got a chance, i'd download it today because...i mean...im not a sex warrior or anytihng...but it would be amusing for me to play such a game. its kinda like back in the day when i used to play DopeWars with my friends to see how much money we could get selling drugs which we all found funny because none of us knew shit about drugs due to the fact that we never did any.

 

old school AOL "progs" were fun too for the average 7th grader. FateX and HavoC and Soilent Green and shit. those were ice.

 

the funny thing about all this oldschool shit is that fact that in those AOL "progs", they called the ASCII pictures "macros" which was what i wrote before "makros".

 

computers are nice.

 

i can always toss a smile at one no matter who is shitting in their pants right next to me.

 

 

http://www.netgoth.org.uk/people/9284.jpg'>

"my online handle is ChRoNoS."

 

fffffffffffffffffffffoeeeee88888

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progs . . yes! i got into them just before they did that AOL fix that made them uneffective. i remember just mail bombing people with my Conspiracy prog (called Cfinal? or was that something different?). that prog had such nice graphics and options. dear lord that was badass.

 

i wish i had the time to collect all the progs i could find and display them all on a huge website so you could all reminisce on the true goold old days of progs . . .

 

rock on.

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{S DROP

 

or something...remember that thing. hahaha. type that (or something close to it) in a chatroom on AOL about 5 ot 6 years ago an you would hear the microsoft drop wav

 

there was also a new one that came around when aol5.0 came out and html was all over the place. you could type some command that checked everyones A drive for no reason at all. hahah thats stuff was awesome.

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they had prog themes for everything. i even had a BatGirl prog. and right when they started getting all teched out and good AOL ruined it. i think they were less family oriented and stupid then. now AOL is total horse shit.

 

i met my girlfriend in a random AOL private chatroom 3 years ago. i moved 500 miles my senior year in high school to live with her (6 months ago).

 

crazy huh?

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oh yeah, i remember: {S GOTMAIL

 

that one was a classic cause you made everyone look up to see if they had any. there was also some {S systemstart type one that was pretty rad.

 

 

and i dont know if they have it any more, but do you remember AOL's old file search program? they hosted some little section where they added a bunch of multimedia files for people to download that were sent in. a lot of the pictures were just badly drawn MS-Paint .bmp files, but they were fun to look at.

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hahah that shit was awesome

 

i met some cool people online in person. i dont hang with them like i should though. its too hard to make that shit work i think. whateverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrros

 

i try not to meet anyone online these days. if i do, its by accident or something...im not a fan of that...it seems false or something.

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nah, its not that bad. just a little odd at first. when i was in 8th grade my friend nick and i were talking to these girls online that went to the other middle school. one day we decided to meet up with them at the mall (embarassing i know). bad idea. bad bad idea. they were ocmplete bitches and had their 'crew' with them and all this shit. i almost gave up meeting people online in general.

 

but i've met some rad people from online:

 

beardo

boxcarwilly

ditd x cult

zach (not morris from here. but i talked to this kid for like 4 months before i met up with him to skate and hang out in louisville)

 

and a bunch of other people. i think the fact that i'm so antisocial makes computer talky easier then meeting someone . .

 

yeah...

 

 

 

viva la progs. didn't they have a PEPSI one or something? not made by them, but a pepsi themed one? this is not to be confused with the coca cola cd drive opener either . . .

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makros knows his shit when it comes to AOL.

 

I remember me and my friend would go on AOL and shit and we thought it was the dopest thing, just to be talking to people across the country.

We called some chicks from PA one time, but thats about it. That was back in like 93 or something. Im an old school AOL head.

 

Anyway, Ill never forget those progs. Oh fuck were they fun. All my friends had them and we would go into chat rooms and show off our 'macros'. HaVoK and Fate were the originals. Then people just stole their codes and shit to make ripoffs. Then later on more people made them. For awhile, a few years ago, I actually really got into how to make them and shit. I used Visual Basic to make a few different things. But it was mostly just me copying source code, after awhile I found VB too hard and figured computer programming wasnt for me. I just remember going into chats and 'punting' people offline. That was so dope. I remember getting such big laughs. I felt so powerful, like I had the power to kick someone else offline by pressing a button.

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