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Re: things you don't do with a retro PC

Solver - I do like making an old troubled PC work again, sometimes spending too long coaxing some old machine into use only to not really use it! That's me! I occasionally play a game on these old machines but I spend way, way more time on building, configuring and fixing things. Those old, tiny …

Re: Critical Games (DOS) Overview

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I'm not sure this is what you call a game that is "critical", but Air Power from Rowan Games comes to mind as being a peculiar game. It had its own two custom VESA drivers if you wanted to play the game in SVGA mode: one "fast" and one "universal", and they don't work on all video cards. I've seen …

Re: Windows XP Updates?

@HandOfFate I run it with Windows server 2003 :) As you say, it definitely is not straightforward and you need to learn basics how to set up WSUS and work with it, but then you just set one GPO in XP system with WSUS server address and it gets updates from there. It works fine with clean Win2003 …

Re: Windows XP Updates?

I did install KB968730 on an English XP (couldn't find the one in Dutch anywhere, it has disappeared from the face of the internet) but so far my English install isn't doing anything either. I like your solution with Windows Server. It's probably time consuming and clunky to set up but it's …

Re: Windows XP Updates?

I also updated to IE8 yesterday and I got the same screen. I saw the SHA-1 thing but I also saw that SP3 is supposedly to have the SHA-2 patch. Don't know if that patch also applies to Windows Update, of course. I also manually downloaded some other patches that people mentioned in discussions about …

Re: Windows XP Updates?

Are you all triggering Windows Update somehow to start downloading? I've got a fresh XP SP3 in a VM but I don't think it's checking (or it's failing) for downloads. I got it set to "Download and notify" AutoPatcher seems to be broken btw. It errors when it's about download the update files (using …

Re: Retro flight sim playthroughs

Started new series Jane's Longbow Gold Was there ever a native Win32 version of this, or is it still a MS-DOS only game despite the Gold edition release? According to Mobygames the Gold version has a Windows-compatible executable: https://www.mobygames.com/game/janes-combat-simulations-longbow-gold …

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