> > My friends and I hosted and took part in many dozens of LAN parties at each others > > houses. Great fun. Happy days. > > Yes, did that too many times over. Great times! > > We had a simple token ring LAN with 4 players, playing Doom 2, Duke Nukem, C&C & > Descent 2 (and Starcraft later).
YES YES. All those great games and others (Rise of the Triad, etc).
I was so gutted when I first saw C&C - it was the game that I was meant to develop - a game just like it had been stewing in my brain for several years (data model, designs, and prototype were done - the sounds, etc were in hand - I was just waiting on someone to do the graphics / art for me .... grrrrr .... ).
Friends and I used to play C&C ALL the time - more often that Doom / Doom 2 even - and it was always three against one - my 3 friends against me - and it was extremely rare that I lost. All with our PCs setup in the same room. Laughing our heads off, them screaming with outrage when I beat them again, all the while with the music turned up loud and a big feast of mexican food or pizza waiting for us when we finally took a break from the game.
Loved that game. Still do.
I've still got a filing cabinet drawer half-full of the old BNC connectors, terminators, and BNC and other cables - a crucial part of our home networks. Once we had a LAN and were missing a terminator, and no shops open at the time to buy one within 100+ miles. So, I always took loads of spares from then on. Even though I haven't used the BNC stuff in the last 20 years, I've never been able to throw them out.