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Re: Windows 3.11 Ultimate Build

I didn't even realise they were still bundling Compton in the PII era. I don't think I've used any CD-ROM encyclopedias made after 1995. But I seem to remember some of the later editions required juggling dozens of CDs. I don't think I ever looked up 'China' on my grolier discs. I'll have to check …

Re: Advice on a best early Sierra (Space Quest, Kings Quest, Police Quest) era build?

If you're talking early Sierra, then you mean games using AGI. Those are technically CGA (or whatever you call the PCjr mode), though I think there were patches or re-releases to make them work on EGA/VGA with the 16 colours. For those you want an 808x or slow 286. For me the best way to enjoy them …

Re: Ambra Sprinta II

There will always be a special place in my heart for a proper winchester type hard drive, but sadly they are just not viable long term. For solid state drives, I've been using compact flash, since they're basically already IDE and only require passive adapters. Is SD on an old PC a relatively bug …

Re: Ambra Sprinta II

The best place to check for information would be in old issues of PC Magazine. I actually preferred PC-World, but I don't think those are available for free online. I remember looking into Ambras a while back, and I found something that implied either Ambra was sold off to another company, or there …

Re: The best old graphics card

VBE 2.x added 32-Bit Protected-Mode support and support for a linear frame buffer. For ISA VGA, that's usually at the end of ISA space 15-16MB; for VLB/PCI it's somewhere between 3-4GB. I can't really comment on PCI, but in my experience with VLB cards the LFB is never in the 3-4GB range. More like …

Re: The best old graphics card

Cuttoon wrote on 2022-04-29, 19:21: The point about a 386sx is to run on a 16 bit only board. Just sayin' 😉 The point of VLB is to be a "local bus", hence the 'LB' in VLB. The fact is that VLB can support either 16-bit or 32-bit hardware interface, and there are 386SX type systems with VLB slots, …

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