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Never-Miss Nightwing Pilot






Serious blast from the past. This was for a Windows 98 machine. I got it at Origins, back in 1999 or 2000.




I don't have a Windows 98 pc anymore (obviously), but I am 99% certain that this disk would still work. It's in pristine condition.

   
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 Ghidorah wrote:
I don't have a Windows 98 pc anymore (obviously), but I am 99% certain that this disk would still work. It's in pristine condition.
Does your current machine have a floppy drive? That's the first question.

Good find.

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Skinnereal wrote:Does your current machine have a floppy drive? That's the first question.


Ahh. Thought I'd mentioned that. Nope. Haven't had a floppy drive in a very long time.
I actually contemplated buying a USB floppy drive on Amazon. It's only $17. I found a handful of other floppys, too. I do wonder what's on them.



   
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it does now.


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My dad's PC had a 5.25" floppy drive until only a couple of years ago (it was a 2-in-one unit with both floppy drives in a single enclosure and hadmade its way across three or four replacement PCs over the years). I've still got a copy of Microprose's Gunship 2000 flight sim on 5.25" disks, and a few other games on 3.25" disks, despite hot having a suitable drive for nearly a decade. Can't quite bring myself to bin 'em.

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Cairo, Egypt

I wonder how much information has been lost due to shifts in formats in the last 20 years.

Hopefully not much.

 
   
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This is why there are various online archive projects. To try andake sure that all.software can continue to be run on something.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Can be a big problem actually. It took ages for archives to accept digital photographs rather than black and white film for ages because of that for a start.

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I talked to Library of Congress Librarian once, they preserve everything on Microfilm. It lasts forever and can be read with a magnifying glass.

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
I talked to Library of Congress Librarian once, they preserve everything on Microfilm. It lasts forever and can be read with a magnifying glass.


My mom's entire career was with the Library of Congress.

   
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Dublin, Ireland

Amazing, what a great little retro find

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By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

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My computers don't even have a DVD / Disc drive anymore....

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