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Old 03-04-01, 08:33 PM
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Take into account how good it was at the time
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I'd have to say Mirc for what it gave me... now I hardly ever go on it and never to chat, oh well, I had some good times with it.
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Mirc for me too, I was on there way to much....
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I would say Command HQ! It was the best game i had for my speedy 386 sx16. then i bought a new and faster 386 DX40 from AMD! wow what a computer! I played command HQ for a long time up to my p120 days then i retired it. I still own this game and think about installing it on my p3 800 e

on ibm 5.25 discs(I forgot i got rid of my ole floppy )
requires IBM pc/xt/at/ps2,tandy 1000/3000
640K required
supports EGA
VGA and tandy 1000 cards
joystick optional
mouse recommeneded

by the way it featured modem play!
copyright 1990
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MAME

Hands down, no questions asked. The ability to once again play Ms Pac Man or Defender or any of those great classic arcade games that I remember so well.

<Sigh> Nostalgia...
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Duke Nukem - just for the sheer un-pcness of the whole thing. That and I called in to work many a day to tired to go in from playing all night.

I'm more mature now, however (in case my boss is reading...)
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I would say Windows 3.1. Imagine what it would be like to still use DOS.
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Dungeon Master for the Atari ST

or HOMM for the PC
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Hey guys

when i said software and by posting in this forum i kinda meant NOT VIDEO GAMES!

sorry for not being specific

but NO VIDEOGAMES
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mine would be Internet Explorer...I love browsing the web and all that comes with it.
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No video games??? :)

OK, OK, then it would have to be Partition Magic.

The thought of actually being able to resize/convert partitions safely and w/o formatting?? Wow! Most useful utility program of all time in my books.
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Originally posted by Desmondp
but NO VIDEOGAMES
Little Green Selector for the Atari ST
Old 03-08-01, 07:54 AM
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Originally posted by gcribbs
I would say Command HQ!...

on ibm 5.25 discs(I forgot i got rid of my ole floppy
Download it here. It is abandonware now.
http://www.theunderdogs.org/game.php?name=Command+HQ
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Geos on the 64!
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Either [email protected], combined with Seti Driver to run the command line version and cache workunits and Seti Spy to log workunit information...

or...

TraySaver, which is a little freeware program that allows you to "hide" icons that live in your system tray, and also minimise ANY program to the tray. Brilliant if, like me, you usually have over a dozen programs running in the tray.
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WordPerfect 4.2 (DOS)
the program, with the spell checker, fit in ONE 5.25" disk
does 99% of everything you need a word processor to do
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Wow... That's a tough question since I cannot declare a hands down winner.
I guess top spot would go to
Dos Navigator - the ultimate Norton Commander type program. I cannot call it an NC clone since it's tons of times better, more flexible and more powerul. I would still use it if it would handle long file names.

The very close runner-up and my very favourite right now:
The Bat! - the most flexible/powerful email client (but also server/dispatcher if you need) anyone could ever wish. I have yet to meet a person that I showed this program to and didn't start using it as her regular mail client. Best thing about it? You need a feature - send an email and you'll see it there in the next release.

Interestingly enough both programs are written by the same group as you can notice from the links.

Third place:
Windows Commander - first thing I install on every windows system I work with.


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