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trixter at oldskool.org
Tue Mar 16 22:12:25 CDT 2010
On 3/16/2010 9:34 PM, Randy Dawson wrote:
> I write software too, I wrote the first ever multimedia program for the PC in DOS and Windows, the roller coster simulator COASTER. (realtime fractal video decompression, with audio)
Absolutely positively NOT the first multimedia program for the PC. I'm
sure you are proud of your creation, but there are many examples of
prior art by several years. Sherlock Holmes in 1991 comes to mind, or
if you're a stickler for "PC *and* Windows" then Jones in the Fast Lane
in 1992 has you beat with both versions on the same CDROM.
I am limiting my comments to motion video on a CDROM -- there are prior
examples of motion video (with sync'd audio) that came on multiple
floppy disks, if you want to get even more pedantic :-)
> Outsold Lotus 123.
Well, that wasn't hard to do in 1994, considering that quattro was
trouncing it in DOS and Excel was trouncing it in Windows at that time.
But hey, you get props for using fractal video in DOS. I'm being
serious. What were the system requirements for the DOS version for
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