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Tobiwan
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posted 11-26-1999 02:47 AM     Profile for Tobiwan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Just three? Unt I though South African's all had big families!

In my family there are five!

Fortunatly when I move out I'll be free of them!!

HAHAHA!

No kidding, big families are cool.


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Tannethal
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posted 11-26-1999 03:58 AM     Profile for Tannethal     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
21, going fast to 22

no kids, a girlfriend (not pregnat, at least i hope), four cats,

started siming with Battlehawks, Their finest Hour then Swotl, Red Baron, AOTP, AOE, short excurse to B17 (didn't like it this much, but nice manual), some modern stuff including Gunship 2000, Comanche, M1A2 Abrams, Amoured Fist, Falcon 3.0 and now crazy about EAW!!!!


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Papa Hotel
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posted 11-26-1999 04:28 AM     Profile for Papa Hotel     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Age: 25 (and still a University student....

First sims: MPS Gunship and F15 strike eagle

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CFrancisco
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posted 11-26-1999 05:10 AM     Profile for CFrancisco   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
32 here married and practicing on how to make babies .. Cut my teeth on the Comodore 64 and havent stopped playing PC games since.
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musketiii
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posted 11-26-1999 05:56 AM     Profile for musketiii   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Hola,Retired dentist,62.Live near Guadalajara.Married,one Maine Coon who loves to pose in front of screen while I'm playing EAW.Two Boxers,kids all in states.Appreciate all of you,glad for advice.My wife assures me that I am doing very well passing for a mature adult..but in the privacy of "The Computer Room"!!!

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John H Wilson III DDS


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TonyH
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posted 11-26-1999 08:57 AM     Profile for TonyH   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I'm 26
First sim was AOTP, on someone elses P.C.
Have a girlfriend who hates EAW ( I need some sympathy lads....)
Alurgic to cat fur.
Love and live for WWII history.......

Tony


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cajun
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posted 11-26-1999 11:26 AM     Profile for cajun   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
61 last May, one 12-year old (the REAL gamer), 4 active flight sims and other toys.
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Nashwan
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posted 11-26-1999 11:50 AM     Profile for Nashwan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
32 no cats wife etc. My first flight sim wasaviator on the BBC. Wireframe graphics, Spitfire 1, fighting aliens landing on a small town in America. It had a wonderfull FM that gave a real impression of flying.
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Twitch
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posted 11-26-1999 01:34 PM     Profile for Twitch   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
51...as in P-51!
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Charles
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posted 11-26-1999 01:47 PM     Profile for Charles     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
46, maried, with 2 children and a cat.
First flight sim: FS1 (!), on an Apple II with 16K of RAM and twin floppy drives, in about 1983.
Just upgraded yesterday to a Pentium III 550 Mhz and 8 Gig hard drive. Makes you think, doesn't it?

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PhyrePhly5
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posted 11-26-1999 01:58 PM     Profile for PhyrePhly5   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
31, happily divorced. First sim was "Spitfire" on the Apple. Former Marine and Army Ranger. Currently a hydraulics engineer... and an EverQuest addict. <hangs head in shame>
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Schatten
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posted 11-26-1999 06:10 PM     Profile for Schatten   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Ach Himmel, here we go: I'm 27 1/2, have to add the 1/2 to mess up the median age math. Never been married, was engaged once but she just liked cats too much *DUCKS*. Two dogs, one a Siberian Husky/Malamute mix with 1 blue and 1 brown eye that I got instead of a car for my 16th birthday that still acts like a puppy and is smarter than most of the people I know; and a black lab/poodle (that's the big German hunting poodle not the French mini deal) that is dumb as a box of rocks which I claimed as part of a breakup settlement with an ex-girlfriend. I bought him, fed him and she liked cats anyway.

Children: None, but I claim I have them so the people at the toy store don't look at me funny when I buy things...

First sim was Gunship on my C-64, first sim on a PC was Their Finest Hour on 5 1/4" floppy. Never looked back after that.

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Schattenjäger

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Rudy G
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posted 11-26-1999 10:38 PM     Profile for Rudy G   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Well here goes ,reside in the lovely San Fran Bay Area south bay,age 31 7/8...?? Dec 10 around the corner makes it 32.Have 2 kids one boy 6 and a girl 11 3/4(B-Day after mine)they live with there Mom(seperated).Flyin solo into the wheee hours no problem.First sim Pacific Air War 1942 which I just replaced.
Others Tank Platooon 2,Air Warrior 3

Rudy G
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markgos
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posted 11-27-1999 02:21 AM     Profile for markgos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Age - 35
Married
Kids - 2 (5 Year old daughter going on 16 and a 4 year old son)
1 Cat

Son of an ex Lancaster pilot - flew from 43 till wars end for RNZAF Sqdn 75.

Currently indoctrinating (sp) the son into flight sims. He's torn between Thomas the Tank engine and Star wars (come to the dark side my son!!). Daughters a lost cause (Barbie etc etc)

First sim was 1942 BattleHawks then BOB TFH SWOTL AOTP AOE (you know the drill)

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Majesty5
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posted 11-27-1999 03:19 AM     Profile for Majesty5   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I'm 20, getting close to 21, with a 17-year-old girlfriend. I'm a student and future cat owner. Sim history... I got my first computer in 1989 (a 386 20-mhz Packard Bell!) and my VERY FIRST computer game was LucasArts' "Battle of Britian 1940". I must have played that game for two hours every day for a year... I grew up on Red Baron, Aces of the Pacific, a little bit of Aces Over Europe (it didn't run well on a 386-20), and (gasp) some Falcon 3.0. Yeeeeears later now I'm into WW2-simming again, thank the lord for EAW...
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Der Fremd Fokker
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posted 11-27-1999 04:43 AM     Profile for Der Fremd Fokker   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
This forum is terrific. It's only been a few weeks since I found my way here, but I've already read more posts (and had more laughs) here than I have in any other forum. Where else could you find an 18 y.o. called Opa and a 68 y.o. called Whizkid? (quiet hint: not the *anker 2.0 forum, that's for sure.

I'm 33, live in Perth, Western Australia, with my girlfriend of 10 years and a cat. Funny how so many of us have cats. (Hunting spirit?)

My experience with flightsims went like this:
(I can only remember the good ones.)
F-19, SWOTL, Red Baron, F-15, Falcon 3.0, Gunship 2000, X-wing, Strike Commander. Then I got totally bored with 'beyond visual range engagements' and fiddling with radar azimuth controls etc. so I didn't buy a flight sim for years.

Then a couple of months ago I bought EAW and re-discovered the joys of pure air combat. Well, in between painting my Emil that is. And fighting off my girlfriend, who's been playing a lot of Half-life and Age of Empires. (Might have to get a second computer. )

Anyway, nice to meet all of you.


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DBond
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posted 11-27-1999 09:19 AM     Profile for DBond   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to respond thus far. Truely amazing diversity. I have learned that age is simply a state of mind. And that having a common interest can transcend all boundaries. I think I also learned I need a cat

Thanks again. This has to be the most friendly forum around. A sheer joy to be a part of. Mattm~ some updated math perhaps?


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Hun Hunter
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posted 11-27-1999 10:20 AM     Profile for Hun Hunter   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
27 ole man, from West London. After a good session on EAW, my girlfriend ("not that game again, haven't you got something else"?!) says I don't look a day over 40

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Tally Ho!

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Slapphead
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posted 11-27-1999 10:27 AM     Profile for Slapphead   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
36

Thankyou God for delivering us mortals with EAW.

Thanks for leaving your disciples(Jp,CG,MWater etc..) with us in times of need.

This is your finest creation to date(ok,and the cats).

S!



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Casey
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posted 11-27-1999 10:55 AM     Profile for Casey   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I'm 31, single (but cohabitating) with no kids and one big, 14-pound, black and white feline (his name is Casey).

The woman is glad I'm home (not at bar, etc) when simming and, since we're not married, she doesn't have muuch say in how I spend my hard-earned cashola as long as we pay the rent!

I was a reporter and PR guy, now a small business manager. My only "real" flight experience is a few short hops in single-engine prop planes and helos (yuck-don't like rotary aircraft...) and one intro lesson.

I figured we were a mature bunch of guys.

Good hunting.

Happy Holidays.


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Airbuddha
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posted 11-27-1999 04:52 PM     Profile for Airbuddha   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I'm 39 and married to my high school sweetheart for almost 21 years. I've got 2 boys, 19 and 17, two dogs, and one cat. I'm from southern West Virginia, and no, I ain't married to my sister

EAW is the greatest sim I've ever played. I've waited for a WWII sim like this since I got my first computer, which was only 5 years ago.

My flight skills are mediocre. I'm laying the blame on the fact that I spend more time in the paintshop skinning than I do flying. That's my story and I'm sticking to it

I think EAW the Movie (F12) is one of the coolest features ever put into a sim. My only regret is that there's no mission recorder for replays.

Airbuddha - I ain't had so much fun since the hogs ate my baby brother!


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Abe Cross
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posted 11-27-1999 05:47 PM     Profile for Abe Cross   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Hi guys,I am new here.stats,age 47, single, aircraft electronics tech.(C-130). Been
flying EAW for about 7 months. Started with CFS then tried JANES finaly found the path of truth and have not looked back.When not flying I shoot a .38 super in I.P.S.C. matches.Red dot scope looks alot like my aircraft gunsight



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ziggyfoos
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posted 11-28-1999 01:59 AM     Profile for ziggyfoos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Just turned 23 a few days ago. Still in school for aerospace engineering.
Single, 1 cat and no girlfriend back home. The latter is probably because I spend too much time in front of the computer.....

I think the first sim I played was one of the original Flight Simulators way back when on a Tandy 1000 but wasn't impressed with it (or much other games around) so I was pretty computer illiterate for a while. I owe my serious gaming to Doom. After FS I think my first "modern" flight sim that I got hooked on was Jane's fighters series years later. Previously obsessed with shooters.


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JG5_Volt
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posted 11-28-1999 04:11 AM     Profile for JG5_Volt   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Just turned 36
"co-habiting" as someone as quaintly put it due to get married next year
one boy 5yrs
cat owner previously
First Flight Sim EAW !! last Xmas for my 1st home computer now on my 2nd computer just shows how addictive this is
S!
JG5 Volt
oh and I am based in the Midlands in the UK but have a German Father hence my choice of Squadrons

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LLv34_Snefens
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posted 11-28-1999 07:04 AM     Profile for LLv34_Snefens   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
21 for some time now

I think the reason so many of us has cats is the fact that dogs needs to be walked so often (cutting into the prescious flight time) where cats just needs an open window that can be reached without gettin up from chair.

First sim was "their finest hour" and since then I have tried them all but SWOTL. It sounded like fun. dunno how I missed that.

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LLv34 Snefens
RO, Lentolaivue 34


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AxA
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posted 11-28-1999 10:01 AM     Profile for AxA   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Age: 34
Married with a 3 yr old Daughter.

First Sim: Lucas Art's "Their Finest Hour"

No cats, but have an aquarium w/exotic fish... (no cat-chow remarks, please...)

AxA
(Alexander Alonso)


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Karnak
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posted 11-28-1999 04:57 PM     Profile for Karnak   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I am 27 today. Ouch. But at least this time it looks like I've made progress in the last year. Changed jobs and went from less than $20,000 a year to $45,000 a year. I am single (need to work on that), have 1 cat (of course) and 4 stay fish.

Sisu


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DBond
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posted 11-28-1999 05:09 PM     Profile for DBond   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Karnak~ Happy BDay! And I'm sure that with that pay raise you won't be single for long.
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Sargon 1
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posted 11-28-1999 05:18 PM     Profile for Sargon 1     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I'm 14 going on 15 in Jan.
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Pharaoh
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posted 11-29-1999 09:31 AM     Profile for Pharaoh   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Eeeks! 44 going on 14.

been at teh flight sims since B-17 Bomber on Intellivision with voice synthesis. I remember Mail Pilot too JayP; how far things have come since then, thank God!

Don't feel bad Collison, despite all the practice and perseverance, I dont remember ever nailing one of those damns either. Only few times I ever actually made it to one, was too shot up to hold speed or altitude to pull it off.

Two dogs, one wolf and yes . . . 3 cats (I live in the country and can get away with this).

Mind has been frozen on WWI and II aviation ever since a kid. Scratch built an RC B-17 when I was 17 using data from the book "Flying Fortress" by Edward Jablonski. Like a new father waiting for the arrival of his first born regarding B17II (Wayward I worship you. Going to build a shrine in the back 40.)

Don't let those guys in the F4s get to ya. Was an Avionics tech in the Marine Corps and worked on those birds way back when. As I recall, (my beloved Corps forgive me for EVER speaking disparagingly of you) those pilots were pretty childish at times and EXTREMELY egotistical too.

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"A mind is like a parachute; it only functions when it is open." Sir Lewis Dewar


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posted 11-29-1999 12:38 PM     Profile for fodder   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I'm 28, one kiddo and married.

My first real sim was MS Flight Sim v1.0 (the was no versions back then with FS really though)

And "Jet" v1.0 Made by SubLogic... Those were the wire frame CGA days, baby.

-Fodder out


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Waynio
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posted 11-29-1999 09:50 PM     Profile for Waynio   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I just turned 39, started simming only a few years ago, after getting my first PC. Been flying EAW since it first came out. Now you'll have to pry my cold dead fingers off my force-feedback stick! It totally rocks!

I remember when I was a wee lad, I built plastic models of all the planes you see in EAW (back then that was a cheap hobby). Boy, do I wish I'd kept those models now!!


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Squeehee
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posted 11-29-1999 10:25 PM     Profile for Squeehee   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
I just turned 31, but I only act my age when I have to. Former Marine, GCI Operator during PGW with MACS-II and rifle range coach at K-Bay. Currently, finishing up a B.A. in History at UMSL. Been playing with computers for faaaar toooo loooong....according to my girliefriend.

When I'm not in school or on the PC, my life reallly does resemble a video game at times. I've been stealing cars, legally (ahem...), for about two years. Yup, I'm a repo man. I love it, most guys only last a couple of weeks, if that. Quake II, EAW, Panzer Elite and all the rest are great fun but theres nothing like stealing a Trans Am from a meth-head or a Caddy from a banger for a REAL adrenaline rush. Yes, it's just like the movie, only weirder. Havent found any space-aliens in a Chevy Malibu yet though.

Everybody always asks whats up with the name. It was just a stupid nickname that I got back in the eighties. I was on a skate team for a few years. Everytime I'd pull a trick I'd yell SQUEEHEEEEEE!! Don't ask why...I think I fell on my head one too many times.

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BobM
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posted 11-30-1999 12:51 AM     Profile for BobM   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
29, married. No cats

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smokin
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posted 11-30-1999 09:44 AM     Profile for smokin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
49 and still play in a rock band. Don't ever wanna grow up. I grew up to fast in Vietnam and now I'm regressing. At this rate I'll be 19 again in a couple of months...can't wait.
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cobraj
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posted 12-01-1999 08:06 AM     Profile for cobraj   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
age 40 married 16+ years, 4 kids,
2 cats, 2 dogs, 2 hermit crabs,2 fishtanks,
1 house bursting at the seams...favorite
old sim i would like to see modernized is
secret weapons of the luftwaffe, the first real sim i bought and still remember how cool it was back in the day..

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posted 12-01-1999 03:21 PM     Profile for Slickster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Youngsters for the most part. 48 here, wife and three young 'uns. A dog and cat, which I hate (the cat).

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