What did you do while waiting for gmes to load?

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Post by resident paul » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:04 am

Happy enough to listen to most C64 loading music except the U.S.Gold loading music which is grating with the national anthem.

With the Spectrum waited for the loading screen to load and then make myself a brew by the time I done this, take a couple of sips then it loaded.

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Post by felgekarp » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:13 am

Dudley wrote:Used the time to go out and buy a console.
I know games used to take a long time to load but they didn't take years.
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:43 am

felgekarp wrote:I either used to have a stack of Crash or C&VG mags at hand to flick through or I used to sit patiently and wait, that's right patiently.

I've been told many times over the years that i'm an extremely patient person. Maybe that's the reason. Woo hoo, gaming is goodd for something, alert the media!!


Tell them it involves murder though, otherwise they'll have no interest in reporting it.
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Post by sleeper77 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:04 am

Being hypnotised by the loading colours in the background. One even had a subliminal message saying, "This game is gonna take ages to load." Made sense to me.

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Post by Frank Chickens » Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:24 pm

I used to watch and wait in anticipation (with the occasional invective when I saw 'R Tape Loading Error'), read or watch TV.
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Post by chewy » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:07 am

Used to chuck on a record and listen to some music, maybe make a sammich an' a cup o' char.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:52 am

Played Risk with my mate
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Post by Randall Flagg » Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:00 am

I don't feel comfortable sharing what i did as an adolescent teen waiting for sabre wulf to load.... :oops:
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Post by merman » Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:44 am

Randall Flagg wrote:I don't feel comfortable sharing what i did as an adolescent teen waiting for sabre wulf to load.... :oops:
For sale, one soiled copy of Sabre Wulf. RARE!!!! :D
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Post by Elspuddy » Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:34 pm

i just sat there watching the bar go up and down the screen while the game loads.
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Post by Randall Flagg » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:09 am

merman wrote:
Randall Flagg wrote:I don't feel comfortable sharing what i did as an adolescent teen waiting for sabre wulf to load.... :oops:
For sale, one soiled copy of Sabre Wulf. RARE!!!! :D
One soiled, seriously abused copy for sale...stained but functional... :lol:
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:12 am

I would 'admire' my Game Over and Barbarian posters.
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Post by mikeb » Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:53 am

re-read ZZap 64 and attemp to write letters to Lloyd (which never actually got sent)

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Post by yethboth » Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:06 am

While I was waiting for my Speccy game to load, I used to read my recent issue of either Crash, Sinclair User or Your Sinclair magazine. I always had my recent issue of all three magazines next to my Speccy computer. :)

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Post by ToxieDogg » Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:33 pm

yethboth wrote:While I was waiting for my Speccy game to load, I used to read my recent issue of either Crash, Sinclair User or Your Sinclair magazine. I always had my recent issue of all three magazines next to my Speccy computer. :)
Me too :) I also used to have a quick go of Gameboy Tetris if it was a 128k Ocean game with a 10mins+ onscreen timer.

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