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lesta_smsc 15 January 2019 05:40

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Originally Posted by Anubis (Post 1297763)
Except for Win98 SE you don't use autoexec.bat and config.sys, but DOS shortcuts and place driver and other lines in appropriate parts of DOS shortcuts.

Basically, install for example SoundBlaster if you had that soundcard, cut/paste all lines from autoexec into dos shortcuts you plan to use. Win98 does not need them to work for windows games.

Trick with startup files is to find drivers and load them and most of stuff you need in upper memory block, so that your base stays as large as possible to ensure all games will run.

Here is topic in which I explained how to create dos shortcuts, long time ago... :)

http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/showthread.php?t=4119

Thank you for the link! Very clear as to what is being done. Alas if I had this knowledge 20 years ago my gaming would have been so much easier!

This is tempting me to get out my Packard Bell 166 MHz with MMX! Although this wouldn't be able to handle GTA 3! Mind you that was Windows game and not DOS?

nathanm1991 15 January 2019 15:24

Games I have Installed so Far

GTAIII
GTA Vice City
Quake 1, 2, 3
Jazz Jackrabbit 1 and 2
Doom 1, 2 and Ultimate Doom
Wolfenstein 3D
Thief
American Mcgees Alice

I do have a Lot more to Install sat here so I Will continue to list the Games I install which Work well.

am also Currently looking for some Titles mentioned by yourselves as I don't have them in my Collection but would like to play them very Much!

nathanm1991 15 January 2019 15:25

Forgot to add Gangsters 1 and 2 is Also installed

I love those Games they were great back in the day

gimbal 15 January 2019 16:42

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Originally Posted by nathanm1991 (Post 1297846)
Thief
American Mcgees Alice

Nice, great games (if it isn't Thief: Gold, find Thief: Gold). Need Thief 2 also of course, one of my favorite games :)

Are you into racing games? With a retro system you just have to check out games such as the original Need for Speed, Screamer 2, Midtown Madness and Motocross Madness 2. And maybe Driver and Carmageddon. Fatal Racing. Destruction Derby. Megarace 2. Damn, those were good days. Not all those games are exactly brilliant but they're certainly classics in their own way.

jolly11 15 January 2019 17:09

why don't use dosbox?

nathanm1991 15 January 2019 17:15

I do use DOSBox and have Good knowledge of DOSBox but I like Real Hardware and not Popping and Cracking in my sounds and weird Screen glitches here and there

nathanm1991 15 January 2019 17:16

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Originally Posted by gimbal (Post 1297867)
Nice, great games (if it isn't Thief: Gold, find Thief: Gold). Need Thief 2 also of course, one of my favorite games :)

Are you into racing games? With a retro system you just have to check out games such as the original Need for Speed, Screamer 2, Midtown Madness and Motocross Madness 2. And maybe Driver and Carmageddon. Fatal Racing. Destruction Derby. Megarace 2. Damn, those were good days. Not all those games are exactly brilliant but they're certainly classics in their own way.

I do indeed love my Racing games and am sure to check these out.

It is Thief Gold also :-)

Anubis 15 January 2019 17:19

Couple of games to name that I still enjoy playing:

Win98:
C&C
Civilization II

SW: Dark Forces
SW: Dark Forces II
Total Annihilation
Warcraft II (+ addon)

DOS:
Duke Nukem 3D
Dune 2
X-Com: UFO Defense
Warcraft

For some of those games tho I would suggest use of open tools to get them running on faster computers. To review those tools and what games are really good, follow this link:

DOS Games

Win9X games


On both of those links, you have list of games on left, click one of them will open page with how to get it running and what tools to download.

I still prefer to use pcEm emulator for Win98/DOS, as well DOSBox + LaunchBox. Actually as front end goes, I use LaunchBox for all emulators except pcEm..

nathanm1991 15 January 2019 17:40

I must say all of your help is Really proving a gem :-) Thank you to all!!

any more game suggestions are Welcome I have a big list written up already

nathanm1991 15 January 2019 17:47

Would anybody know where I could get legacy ati Drivers from as the Current one is a little Glitchy. sometimes when I exit from a game the whole screen artefacts until I restart the pc. all is still visible but with lines and fuzz and crud all everywhere until I restart, hard to explain without seeing it

nathanm1991 15 January 2019 17:47

I put new Thermal Paste on Cpu and Gpu as Soon as i got the System home

Anubis 15 January 2019 18:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by nathanm1991 (Post 1297905)
Would anybody know where I could get legacy ati Drivers from as the Current one is a little Glitchy. sometimes when I exit from a game the whole screen artefacts until I restart the pc. all is still visible but with lines and fuzz and crud all everywhere until I restart, hard to explain without seeing it

Vogons is good source for all driver needs:

http://vogonsdrivers.com/

nathanm1991 15 January 2019 18:20

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Originally Posted by Anubis (Post 1297912)
Vogons is good source for all driver needs:

http://vogonsdrivers.com/

Thank you i have just grabbed the install cd for it from there:-)

DamienD 15 January 2019 18:40

nathanm1991; instead of posting back to back to back posts, can you please please use the "" to multiple quote / respond?

nathanm1991 15 January 2019 18:43

I had to revert back to the other driver it went pearshaped lol

nathanm1991 15 January 2019 18:44

Apologies

Dunny 15 January 2019 20:01

That reminds me I have a 486 laptop in the garage that I need to bring in and get going again...

Wish me luck :D

nathanm1991 15 January 2019 20:50

good luck dude

rare_j 16 January 2019 00:25

If you have a spare PCI slot then a Voodoo 1 card would go nicely with a lot of games from this era, e.g. Screamer 2 (my personal fave).
However they appear to be expensive if you don’t have one already.

nathanm1991 16 January 2019 02:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by rare_j (Post 1298014)
If you have a spare PCI slot then a Voodoo 1 card would go nicely with a lot of games from this era, e.g. Screamer 2 (my personal fave).
However they appear to be expensive if you don’t have one already.

I was thinking voodoo :-)


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