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This is the version I remember the most vividly: http://web.archive.org/web/20010823002101/http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/

Ha! me too. Want to see something hilariously old?

Follow that link, go to the lounge and look at the "Pictures of YOU!" thread. Unfortunately most of the imgs are broken links, but still some good ones there. What's awesome is that no-one had a digital camera, so we had to resort to scanning in printed photos. Christ, even the idea of it feels like chipping stone tablets to write smile.png
 

Bring back the Javascript Floating Wheel of Text Death?


Along with the best reaction ever...

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I am rather new to this site. But I must say it delivers the support with out question a developer needs.  Especially, in the forum section which is critical at the time a developers project release whether it be a small game/utility or a huge game project. 

 

I thank you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gamedev.net.......From Counteractman biggrin.png

 

 

 

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Happy birthday GameDev biggrin.png GameDev started on 15 June, 14 years ago and I became a member on 18 June, 1 year ago. Our birth date is so close ! (not the birth year though tongue.png)

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Wait, I thought GameDev's birthday is January 1st?

 

Been here nearly eight years.

 

Nope.. June 15th.. it was going to be June 1st but we had to push back the launch a bit.   Remember, it was a bunch of our smaller sites all joining together to pool resources and create a better community.  =)

 

I'm trying to remember now... it was what, GameDev.net, flipcode, and the game dev dictionary, or something like that, right?

Man, it's been a while since I have been around here.  I guess getting married and doing a Master's in computer science keeps a person busy. 

EDIT: I just checked: Member Since 24 Jan 2000.  W00t. Also, floorcaek.  Does thesenshi/facehat or cow_in_the_well ever show up in these parts anymore? 

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Wait, I thought GameDev's birthday is January 1st?

 

Been here nearly eight years.

 

Nope.. June 15th.. it was going to be June 1st but we had to push back the launch a bit.   Remember, it was a bunch of our smaller sites all joining together to pool resources and create a better community.  =)

 

I'm trying to remember now... it was what, GameDev.net, flipcode, and the game dev dictionary, or something like that, right?

Man, it's been a while since I have been around here.  I guess getting married and doing a Master's in computer science keeps a person busy. 

EDIT: I just checked: Member Since 24 Jan 2000.  W00t. Also, floorcaek.  Does thesenshi/facehat or cow_in_the_well ever show up in these parts anymore? 

 

 

It was gameprog.com (Game Programming 99), Sweet Oblivion, and devgames.com that teamed up..   The dictionary was a project we worked on together.

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It was gameprog.com (Game Programming 99), Sweet Oblivion, and devgames.com that teamed up..   The dictionary was a project we worked on together.

wotsit.org also, right?

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Congratulations GameDev! Here's looking forward to your awkward and rebellious teenage years!

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Happy Birthday! Definitely older than 12... My account is definitely older than 12 years :D
 

Member Since 05 Jun 2000

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happy birthday :)

 

registered December 2000.

it was amusing there was this site talking about making games

lots of pages saved so i could read them without being connected with my modem

 

how many people of the original crew is still around?

to all of you, thanks for your existence. 

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