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Re: Redneck Rampage fond memories

in Milliways
Not so fond memories here... I've tried a few times to play through this game and I've never finished it. - It gives me motion sickness. It doesn't matter if I play it on a 486 or an Athlon, or even if I play it using the source port. It's strange, because I've played through Duke Nukem 3D and …

Re: How to: Imaging/cloning a harddrive, using Linux only....

in Milliways
I'd use clonezilla to do disk imaging if your computer supports it (and I'd try older versions if modern ones are not supported). Clonezilla will try to copy only data used in filesystems (using less space), have more compression options (again, less space) and it can resize the filesystems if you …

Re: Creative's intended market for 16 bit audio?

in Marvin \ Sound
When SB 16 came out it was in 1992 which was still mostly DOS era games, thereby breaking SB Pro 2 backward compatibility SB16 was almost fully compatible with earlier Sound Blasters, it only extended Sound Blaster capabilities (like SB Pro extended SB 1.0). The only thing that couldn't do was CMS …

Re: How to (manually) align a FAT filesystem?

in PC Emulation
I guess someone has to differ between physical and logical sector sizes. Ideally, both overlap each others seamlessly. Yup, I missed the "logical" bit. In any case, you can take two approach to partition alignment: using clusters multiple of 4K (in HDDs that uses 4K sectors, in flash media it …

Re: How to (manually) align a FAT filesystem?

in PC Emulation
So since I don't have access to a Linux system to format with, I tried things like GParted (which 3x different versions or GParted wouldn't boot on my 3x different P3 systems...) and other bootable CD solutions, and even software which is compatible in Windows7/8/10 (like EaseUS PartitionGuru I …

Re: How to (manually) align a FAT filesystem?

in PC Emulation
Keep also in mind that in FAT/FAT32 partitions the file clusters begin right after the FAT table(s), whose size is not a nice round cluster number. From mkfs.vfat (Linux) manpage: ... OPTIONS -a Normally, for any filesystem except very small ones, mkfs.fat will align all the data structures to …

How to (manually) align a FAT filesystem?

in PC Emulation
I've been doing some experiments with flash media (pendrives and SD cards), and I'm wondering if some of those pendrives can get better performance/lifetime if I manually align the filesystem. It seems that I must work around the "page erase size", so I guess that: 1) Start of partition should be …

HDD with high load/unload cycle count... should I recycle it?

in Milliways
During last months, I've been replacing some HDDs from some machines. That disks seemed corrupted, but... - I've formatted them and tested (using SMART tests, victoria tests and f3read/f3write) without any failure. - All of them shows no reallocated sectors, but high load/unload cycle count (between …

Re: What can I do with a external DVD drive?

in Milliways
I have a HP mini laptop without DVD, and it's useful to have some kind of external DVD lying around... The question was if I should keep it "as-is" or try to plug into my old laptop... but my old laptop is IDE and I guess this drive is SATA (although I've seen a Dell IDE laptop drive that was …

What can I do with a external DVD drive?

in Milliways
Yesterday, I bought a new (manufactured in 2017) USB external DVD drive, a HP GP70N (p/n 747554-001). That's my first USB DVD drive, so I was wondering some things... - The drive identifies itself as a HP GP70N. I know that HP buy their drives to another brands, so I was wondering what drive is it …

Re: List of Free Games

in Milliways
kolderman wrote on 2020-01-22, 08:48: If you don't already own those games ....I don't know what to say. "Don't Buy Half-Life: Source" Although the article only talks about HL1, HL2 and both episodes 1 and 2, the offer also includes Opposing Force, Blue Shift and HL:Source.

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