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Re: Sega Dreamcast Planetweb 3.0 for Broadband Internet Brow

by Michi Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:44 pm

racketboy wrote:
CRTGAMER wrote:
racketboy wrote:Crazy to think how much has changed since then.
On a related note, I remember when I thought it was amazing to use the web browser cartridge on my DS. Back before smart phones and when laptops and such were more of a pain to carry around.

Did you ever get into dial up BBS on an 8 bit computer? Ah, the good old days the bong bong when connected and joining BBS Boards to trade Commodore 64 "files". To think that 8 bit computers attached to composite had the same NTSC/PAL game issues of today's consoles. :lol:


My first net connection at home wasn't until like '95 or '96.

You people with your fancy, smancy early adoption of the internet. Around these parts we didn't get connected until 2002 and it took an hour for a 4 minute Youtube video to load. And then your mom got mad at you for hogging the phone line for so long because you were still working off a dial-up connection. But you didn't care about the speed and were still happy with that because that was all you had.

We refer to those days as the Hell Times.

Thank god they're over.
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Re: Sega Dreamcast Planetweb 3.0 for Broadband Internet Brow

by 1strail Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:05 pm

Jagosaurus wrote:Well, it wouldn't be useless either way. Check out this thread from last year:
Current state of online Dreamcast games
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50618

A lot of folks are just using the DreamPi setup to emulate dial up.

Go here to see which use broadband and which require a modem or DreamPi emulating a modem:
http://www.dreamcastlive.net/games.html

racketboy wrote:My first net connection at home wasn't until like '95 or '96. I got a 33K(?) modem for my 386 running Win 3.1. I had Netscape, but it took FOREVER to load things, so I pretty much stuck to some message boards (can't remember what) and FTP servers. But I would work on HTML on notepad and then transfer it to my computer lab machines at school :)


Mine was very similar, but a 486 running MS-W95 shortly after yours. We were still running 3.1 at school for some time. My mom walked in & 8 year old Jago was writing DOS commands because the icons were still a fairly new concept. She still talks about that to this day :lol:
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Re: Sega Dreamcast Planetweb 3.0 for Broadband Internet Brow

by samsonlonghair Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:09 pm

Michi wrote:
Racketbot wrote:My first net connection at home wasn't until like '95 or '96.

You people with your fancy, smancy early adoption of the internet. Around these parts we didn't get connected until 2002 and it took an hour for a 4 minute Youtube video to load. And then your mom got mad at you for hogging the phone line for so long because you were still working off a dial-up connection. But you didn't care about the speed and were still happy with that because that was all you had.

We refer to those days as the Hell Times.

Thank god they're over.

Thought you lived in South Florida, dude. I grew up down there. I remember using aol around 1996~ish.
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Re: Sega Dreamcast Planetweb 3.0 for Broadband Internet Brow

by Michi Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:40 pm

I actually live around the center of the state, near what my mother lovingly calls "the armpit of the state."

We also lived down a back-country, dirt road near a river that my friends hated driving down, because they took a wrong turn one day and ended up at some old shack that had a front porch filled with mason jars stuffed with hay and covered in antlers. There was also something about cows roaming around, and it all sounded very benign really, but they were clearly freaked out and from that point on they didn't want to drive down through 'deliverance.'

The cable companies didn't bother running lines down in our swampland for anything faster than dial-up until around 2006-2007.
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Re: Sega Dreamcast Planetweb 3.0 for Broadband Internet Brow

by samsonlonghair Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:21 am

Michi wrote:I actually live around the center of the state, near what my mother lovingly calls "the armpit of the state."

We also lived down a back-country, dirt road near a river that my friends hated driving down, because they took a wrong turn one day and ended up at some old shack that had a front porch filled with mason jars stuffed with hay and covered in antlers. There was also something about cows roaming around, and it all sounded very benign really, but they were clearly freaked out and from that point on they didn't want to drive down through 'deliverance.'

The cable companies didn't bother running lines down in our swampland for anything faster than dial-up until around 2006-2007.

Wow! Thanks for the story, michi. I grew up in Opa-Locka in the late '80s / early '90s - a very different kind of armpit. It was more like "Menace II Society" than "Deliverance". :lol: I loved it though. I'm not sure why. I guess it's natural to love the place you come from. I hear that the old neighborhood has improved a little in the years since I moved away.

Strange that Florida has such tremendous urban density in some places and rural wilderness in others. I suppose that's due to the geological foundation of the region whereupon most of the land is unsuitable for large buildings. The few parts of Florida where one can reliably engineer large foundations are overcrowded with millions of Floridians. Then you can drive down the highway to places with more Spanish moss than human beings. Pretty interesting state overall; no other place is quite like it. 8)
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