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Re: DOS 6.22 and Windows 98 SE Multi Install

I also used to be suspicious of DOS 7.1, and was annoyed that it was not possible to force Windows to leave the 6.22 installation alone. (It can be done with a boot manager. This will hide the MS-DOS partition from the Windows installer, allowing you to have both 6.22 and 7.1 on the same system.) …

Re: DOS 6.22 and Windows 98 SE Multi Install

FreeDOS would just be a temporary measure to enable you to format the full drive and copy the Windows installation files onto it. FreeDOS can be booted from CD-ROM or SD card, so bypassing the need for a floppy drive. Installing Windows will remove FreeDOS and install MS-DOS 7.1. You don't have to …

Re: DOS 6.22 and Windows 98 SE Multi Install

The problem with installing DOS 6.22 before Windows 98 is that you are stuck with a 2 GB partition. The way this is traditionally done is to boot from a Windows 98 startup floppy, which will detect and configure the CD-ROM drive, before launching the Windows installer on the CD-ROM. The Windows …

Re: Himem.sys vs. AutoExec.bat vs. Config.sys

Don't worry about that stuff if you are just going to run Windows 98. It will take care of everything for you. Pure DOS memory management is a headache which you do not want to get into. It's useful to load device drivers and programs separately, hence CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT. HIMEM.SYS allows …

Re: english, the planetary language

in Milliways
Perhaps due to climate change Russian may become a more important language, or perhaps Mandarin? Heavily depends on economics and there are some hints for Mandarin being quite important 15-20 years from now. Then again, it probably won't affect English influence that hard, mostly because that …

Re: Bought these games today

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Finally got this back. R31. The version with the built in hint engine. I remember buying it in 1990. I pulled it out of a bargain bin with a couple of other old games. Nobody was playing text adventures anymore by then (Infocom had just gone bust) so stores were practically giving them away. …

Re: english, the planetary language

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I know from flight simulators that 10,000 m is roughly 30,000 feet. In full realism mode, with all HUD displays off, you have to be able to mentally switch between nautical miles/km and feet/meters depending on the nationality of the plane you happen to be flying.

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