Click here to Skip to main content
14,692,686 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
 
GeneralRe: Why is this news? Pin
Munchies_Matt12-Mar-19 5:30
MemberMunchies_Matt12-Mar-19 5:30 
GeneralRe: Why is this news? Pin
Eddy Vluggen12-Mar-19 6:32
professionalEddy Vluggen12-Mar-19 6:32 
GeneralRe: Why is this news? Pin
jeron112-Mar-19 6:35
Memberjeron112-Mar-19 6:35 
GeneralQuake 1, and QuakeWorld, and maybe Quake 2 Pin
#realJSOP12-Mar-19 4:07
mva#realJSOP12-Mar-19 4:07 
GeneralRe: Quake 1, and QuakeWorld, and maybe Quake 2 Pin
OriginalGriff12-Mar-19 4:31
mveOriginalGriff12-Mar-19 4:31 
GeneralRe: Quake 1, and QuakeWorld, and maybe Quake 2 Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter12-Mar-19 4:36
mveKornfeld Eliyahu Peter12-Mar-19 4:36 
GeneralRe: Quake 1, and QuakeWorld, and maybe Quake 2 Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter12-Mar-19 4:34
mveKornfeld Eliyahu Peter12-Mar-19 4:34 
GeneralRe: Quake 1, and QuakeWorld, and maybe Quake 2 Pin
  Forogar  12-Mar-19 5:07
professional  Forogar  12-Mar-19 5:07 
Doom, Hexen and Quake.

We used to have multiplayer gaming sessions where everyone came around to my house lugging big desktop boxes and huge 21" CRT monitors plus keyboard, mouse and speakers (one guy drilled the top of his case and installed a suitcase type handle to make it easier). We had a COAX ethernet network for up to eight machines - if anyone physically disconnected or reconnected we had to restart all the machines.

We use two rooms in the house, four people on tables in each room (good for team games).
Popcorn, crisps, nuts, soda/coffee, etc. My wife would sometimes bake a cake or cookies or even sausage rolls on occasion and then retire to watch TV in the bedroom.

These sessions often started on a Friday evening and went on to the early hours on Saturday morning when we would have a break for the day until resuming Saturday evening until lunchtime on Sunday. Wives and girlfriends would meet up and go out shopping or to the movies or something safe in the knowledge that we weren't going anywhere!

I miss those days. Playing against unknown people on the internet just doesn't cut it the same way.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.

GeneralRe: Quake 1, and QuakeWorld, and maybe Quake 2 Pin
#realJSOP12-Mar-19 5:45
mva#realJSOP12-Mar-19 5:45 
GeneralRe: Quake 1, and QuakeWorld, and maybe Quake 2 Pin
dandy7212-Mar-19 6:26
Memberdandy7212-Mar-19 6:26 
GeneralRe: Quake 1, and QuakeWorld, and maybe Quake 2 Pin
#realJSOP12-Mar-19 6:43
mva#realJSOP12-Mar-19 6:43 
GeneralRe: Quake 1, and QuakeWorld, and maybe Quake 2 Pin
dandy7212-Mar-19 6:57
Memberdandy7212-Mar-19 6:57 
GeneralRe: Quake 1, and QuakeWorld, and maybe Quake 2 Pin
CodeWraith12-Mar-19 5:27
MemberCodeWraith12-Mar-19 5:27 
GeneralRe: Quake 1, and QuakeWorld, and maybe Quake 2 Pin
Ron Nicholson12-Mar-19 5:43
professionalRon Nicholson12-Mar-19 5:43 
GeneralRe: Quake 1, and QuakeWorld, and maybe Quake 2 Pin
#realJSOP12-Mar-19 5:46
mva#realJSOP12-Mar-19 5:46 
GeneralRTEM Pin
OriginalGriff12-Mar-19 2:51
mveOriginalGriff12-Mar-19 2:51 
GeneralRe: RTEM Pin
#realJSOP12-Mar-19 2:54
mva#realJSOP12-Mar-19 2:54 
AnswerRe: RTEM Pin
megaadam12-Mar-19 3:04
professionalmegaadam12-Mar-19 3:04 
GeneralRe: RTEM Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter12-Mar-19 3:07
mveKornfeld Eliyahu Peter12-Mar-19 3:07 
GeneralRe: RTEM Pin
OriginalGriff12-Mar-19 3:10
mveOriginalGriff12-Mar-19 3:10 
GeneralRe: RTEM Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter12-Mar-19 3:15
mveKornfeld Eliyahu Peter12-Mar-19 3:15 
GeneralRe: RTEM Pin
OriginalGriff12-Mar-19 3:32
mveOriginalGriff12-Mar-19 3:32 
GeneralRe: RTEM Pin
lopatir12-Mar-19 4:16
Memberlopatir12-Mar-19 4:16 
GeneralRe: RTEM Pin
OriginalGriff12-Mar-19 4:29
mveOriginalGriff12-Mar-19 4:29 
PraiseRe: RTEM Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter12-Mar-19 5:34
mveKornfeld Eliyahu Peter12-Mar-19 5:34 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.