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Building A Demo PC

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kenho: that FDIV-patch doesn't work on all demos - in fact; it works on very few. :)
added on the 2004-05-26 11:57:09 by gloom gloom
go to the BIOS and disable the L2 cache, that works.
added on the 2004-05-26 11:58:39 by Gargaj Gargaj
and you could also plug in a voodoo card just so that you'll actually be able to see (even just a few) MORE dos demos x)
just noticed yume 2 had glide support... anyone recalls any other good demos with that?
added on the 2004-05-26 12:16:45 by dodke dodke
gloom: i patched my old stuff and it worked fine, i think i have found two versions of the patch... but it was a long time ago so my memory might fail :-) But i think it is up to the demomaker to patch the crt unit, recompile and upload :-)
added on the 2004-05-26 12:30:37 by Kenho Kenho
(above this limit the TP7-bug is waiting)

demos written in turbo pascal are usually crap anyway...

SB Pro as second card is welcome, too

sb pro is 8 bit soundcard - has terrible sound compared to a sb16 for example, so why should one want it?

my old machine is a p90, 32m, classic gus, sb16 - almost everything works
added on the 2004-05-26 13:11:55 by blala blala
above this limit the TP7-bug is waiting)

> demos written in turbo pascal are usually crap anyway...

Actually, this problem is not limited to turbo pascal, the buggy crt unit is in the 'big' borland pascal too. Secondly, you'd be surprised how much fairly good demos and intros have this problem.
added on the 2004-05-26 14:17:02 by tomaes tomaes
> demos written in turbo pascal are usually crap anyway...

blala: many assembly coders used Turbo Pascal as enhanced assembler - because it was cheap, had a wonderful inline assembler, and you could still use some Pascal for non performance-critical pieces or for "rapid" prototyping. Say it back then and you'd be stared at as if you said "most of demos written in C or C++ are crap". Well, most demos may be crap, but it was also the tool of choice for the good ones.
added on the 2004-05-26 17:40:06 by eye eye
hehe... i thought this will generate some angry responses :)

0) even if one code a demo in pascal, there is no fuckin reason to use the crt unit
1) "big" bp isn't much better than tp
2) "many assembly coders used Turbo Pascal as enhanced assembler" - hmm. by definition, asm coders code in asm, not in pascal :)
3) "because it was cheap" - i guess nobody cared about price, as nobody bought it
4) "Say it back then..." - i actually said it back then too :))

and, eh, what happened with 'midiclub'? :)
added on the 2004-05-26 18:11:31 by blala blala
Want a _REAL_ demo pc? Look at this:

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added on the 2004-05-26 20:29:21 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
Blabla, your boorish 100% asm attitude not only shows that you obviously don't have the faintest clue about hardcore democoding but that you despise Pascal solely because you cannot understand high-level concepts such as data structures. Inevitably, such an injury cannot leave critical thinking intact. Thus, after the long, worthless ill-concentrated programming effort your thinking has become thoroughly mutilated by an exceedingly narrow point of view covered with a fair dose of frustration misguiding your opinions into a disorganized web of fallacies. As such, they simply cannot be trusted by an observant person.
So there. Why not crawl under the bridge pondering these indisputable facts while you still have unimpaired legs to walk with?
added on the 2004-05-26 23:29:16 by 216 216
jarno has leading ;)
added on the 2004-05-26 23:49:28 by psenough psenough
"...you obviously don't have the faintest clue about hardcore democoding..."

oh dear 216, i don't really know what to answer to this... (maybe i shouldn't answer at all) or maybe that you obviously don't have the faintest clue about what i may know or not know? or maybe simply that you are an asshole? (and, you are also - not at all surprisingly - one of those who can't or simply don't want to read or write others' handle properly)
added on the 2004-05-27 00:07:06 by blala blala
c64 RULEZ !!!
added on the 2004-05-27 00:25:46 by utopismus utopismus
Why are you attacking me? The "crawl under the bridge"-thingy was supposed to be a hint you know.
added on the 2004-05-27 01:27:15 by 216 216


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