A trip down memory lane and a useful resource for late 90s and early 2000s Windows PCs


Who's Tempest and what's his lair?

Some time in the 90's I got my first modem and discovered dial-up internet, MSN BBS & IRC. I needed a handle and the first thing that caught my eye was a can of Lynx Tempest. Over the years, Tempest became Temp and later Tmp. In 2000 my MSN account was hacked and I had to create a new one.... Tmp2k

Tempest's Lair was the first HTML website I built and published on Geocities. This website is inspired by (and uses some of the assets from) the original site I built back in 1998. It should run on early versions of IE, which means everything is accessible from your Windows 3.1, 95 or 98 PC. I've tried to keep everything as it was back then.

Visitors since Feb 2019: counter

Parts for sale

Stuff for sale

I've decided to sell off a lot of my parts and systems, check out the Parts for sale section. I'll be adding lots of parts soon!

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Siemens Nixdorf Scenic PD-101

First PC added!

I finally got around to adding some content, checkout my favourite PC of all time, the Siemens Nixdorf Scenic PD101 / PT102. I'll add more soon!

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Coming Soon...

Ummmm, so yeah, there's nothing here right now. Please check back soon becasue I'm planning on adding loads of useful stuff.

  • Photos, specs. and info on rare 90s PCs
  • Common drivers, apps, utils and software for your retro builds
  • Old game mods by yours truly, Duke3D, GTA and more.
  • QBASIC, VB, OPL and other random programming stuff
  • Everything on this site will be accessible from your retro Windows OS
  • Links to other great retro PC resources on the web