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davide78 16 January 2019 11:49

You can also replace the Radeon with a Voodoo 3 AGP, that is compatible with voodoo1/2 games. However, for windows games it may not be much of an improvement.

Anubis 16 January 2019 15:12

Having Win98 makes it also DOS PC, as long as you can find DOS drivers for all components. True, title is bit misleading and processor is much more than we ever used under dos. My 450 MHz processor is too fast for most of DOS Games and I use programs to slow it down. :)

davide78 16 January 2019 15:56

Some may argue that Win98 is just a GUI on top of DOS 7.0 :)

Anyway, a Win98 machine is probably the best all-around PC for retrogaming. True, you have speed issue with old games, and you cannot run Crysis :). But with some simple tricks you can play a huge number of games of the '90s, the best decade for PC gaming, IMHO.

Anubis 16 January 2019 15:59

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Originally Posted by davide78 (Post 1298119)
Some may argue that Win98 is just a GUI on top of DOS 7.0 :)

Anyway, a Win98 machine is probably the best all-around PC for retrogaming. True, you have speed issue with old games, and you cannot run Crysis :). But with some simple tricks you can play a huge number of games of the '90s, the best decade for PC gaming, IMHO.

All of it well possible with pcEM with Win98 SE installed on top on modern PC. I still didn't find a game that does not work.

Sure, if you have a place on desk for a pc, go ahead and run it, but for me one computer is quite enough and I rather use extra space for additional monitor.

davide78 16 January 2019 17:02

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Originally Posted by Anubis (Post 1298120)
All of it well possible with pcEM with Win98 SE installed on top on modern PC. I still didn't find a game that does not work.

True, I forgot to add "if you want to use old hardware". pcem/dosbox would be even better, because you can easily have multiple configurations for different games.

lesta_smsc 17 January 2019 15:28

BTW... Something more interesting on the DOS front is emulation of Roland MT-32! I hadn't realised the game sounds could have been so different!

This sound is now very much unrecognizable in terms of hardware vs emulation. So most are moving to using software even if they have the hardware.

Munt is the name of the project. Worth checking out!

Anubis 17 January 2019 15:41

You must have missed my post on pcEM topic: http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=...1&postcount=44

ScummVM, DOSBox, pcEm all support MUNT, and yes, many games sound way better with this midi selection.

lesta_smsc 17 January 2019 15:47

Yes I did miss that part lol.

Also, you could look at doing this as an entire replacement for a less power,DOS only machine. Hence, you feed the MIDI output via a USB to MIDI converter and use a 2nd higher spec computer to run the MINT interface! Basically the 2nd PC becomes the Roland MT-32!


Update: just used the MT-32 emulator. Wow! Monkey Island sounds so good! :)

nathanm1991 19 January 2019 01:36

Just a Update on the Machine so Far.

Service Pack 3 (Unofficial)
Microsoft Plus! 98 (Theme Pack)
American Mcgees Alice
One unite Whole Blood 1 and 2
Blake Stone 1 and 2
Crime City
Duke Nukem 1, 2 and 3d
Final Doom and Doom 2
Descent
Driver
GTA, GTA London, GTAII, GTAIII and Vice City
Gangsters 1 and 2
Half Life 1 and 2
Heretic
Hexen
Jazz Jackrabbit 1 and 2
Lemmings, Lemmings 2 and Lemmings Revolution
Mafia
Powerslave
Postal 1 and 2
Quake 1 and 2
Resident Evil
Rise of the Triad
Shadow Warrior
Star Wars Dark Forces 1 and 2
Star Wars Shadow of the Empire
Thief Gold and Thief 2
Tomb Raider 1, 2 and 3
Unreal
Wing Commander 1, 2 and 3

A Lot more to Come these are just the Games I have found in my Mums Loft. This is just half of a box I have and there are Five or Six more Full of Old and Newer Titles. New Update to Come :-)

lesta_smsc 19 January 2019 03:50

Don't forget Broken Sword 1 and 2 and Flight of the Amazon Queen! I believe these are now free downloads.

nathanm1991 19 January 2019 03:55

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Originally Posted by lesta_smsc (Post 1298693)
Don't forget Broken Sword 1 and 2 and Flight of the Amazon Queen! I believe these are now free downloads.

Funny enough as I just read this Message I am installing the Broken Sword Collection! Spooky :laughing

Flight of the Amazon Queen I will Check out now :-)

nathanm1991 19 January 2019 03:56

Could anybody tell me how I Multiquote like Damien D Asked?

lesta_smsc 19 January 2019 04:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by nathanm1991 (Post 1298695)
Could anybody tell me how I Multiquote like Damien D Asked?

If you're using Tapatalk then it's as simple as selecting the msg and pressing the reply symbol on the top right hand corner.

nathanm1991 19 January 2019 04:26

im just using Eab Forum tools

lesta_smsc 19 January 2019 04:36

There should be a quote button and then at the bottom a multiquote?

nathanm1991 19 January 2019 05:06

There is its just unclear on how its used?

Hewitson 19 January 2019 07:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by lesta_smsc (Post 1298346)
BTW... Something more interesting on the DOS front is emulation of Roland MT-32! I hadn't realised the game sounds could have been so different!

For those of us lucky enough to have a GUS, they were so different. Only lamers used Sound Blasters!

DamienD 19 January 2019 12:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by nathanm1991 (Post 1298695)
Could anybody tell me how I Multiquote like Damien D Asked?

Quote:

Originally Posted by nathanm1991 (Post 1298699)
im just using Eab Forum tools

Quote:

Originally Posted by nathanm1991 (Post 1298702)
There is its just unclear on how its used?

It's very easy nathanm1991.

Look at these buttons:

http://i67.tinypic.com/29f8274.jpg

It's the 3rd button along i.e. "+ and if you hover over it with your mouse it will say "Multi-Quote This Message".

You click this for all posts that you want to quote, except for the last one. On the last one you click "Quote".

A new post window will now appear with everything contained within ;)

davide78 19 January 2019 15:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by lesta_smsc (Post 1298351)
Also, you could look at doing this as an entire replacement for a less power,DOS only machine. Hence, you feed the MIDI output via a USB to MIDI converter and use a 2nd higher spec computer to run the MINT interface! Basically the 2nd PC becomes the Roland MT-32!

Didn't know that! Do you have any link on how to do it? It would be a nice upgrade for my retro PC. Roland MT-32s and other MIDI Synth are neither cheap nor easy to find.

lesta_smsc 19 January 2019 16:07

This is using tablet but the same concept can be achieved with using 2nd PC or laptop powerful enough to do the conversion.

https://youtu.be/vSk9S1bkRS8


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