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Re: Best Doom ports for dos

in DOS
That is not just an issue with this port I worked on, but with all of them. No one ever recreated the Mode-X code that is used in the original DOS releases. The source for that part was never released, and proper Mode-X support requires a lot of messy code and 'planar' image buffering. By then …

Re: Windows 8 beats XP in performance

in Milliways
Well, with 3 generations of OSes between them, they better. But of course one can't take it for granted, given how most applications actually tend to get more bloated and slow with every new version, due to the "hardware gets faster so who cares" notion. So, kudos to Microsoft here. :) Oh, and if …

Re: classic car racing games

in Milliways
Crappy webpage design aside (come on, blue text on black?!), I liked the analysis of NFS and NFS2 (didn't play the other games in his list, except briefly NFS3). I also often felt that too much focus on realism made the original NFS less fun than it could be (or that NFS2 was).

Re: Run Windows in Dosbox?

in Windows
Also this (for Win3.x): http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=9405 Whereas it is said that Win9x stability is not ideal, I have had no problems running Win3.11 in DOSBox MegaBuild, and on WinXP even with working parallel port passthrough (using AllowIO). I needed it to run a Win3.x-specific …

Re: Bizarre Issue With Tyrian and Jazz Jackrabbit On My DOS Machine

in DOS
Snayperskaya wrote: Tried with "RAM" but CTCM seems to not be in the best terms if it, freezing the whole thing. Interesting. I haven't had problems with EMM386 RAM and CTCM. I use EMM386.EXE RAM I=B400-B7FF I=CA00-CBFF AUTO. I bet it depends on specific hardware configurations.

Re: SS7 cpu choice.

Come to think about, it (Super) Socket 7 is an amazing thing. A relic of an old era in computing, before CPU technology diverged so much that it could not physically stay compatible. Can you imagine today being able to run CPUs from Intel, AMD, Cyrix, and a few obscure ones - all in the same board? …

Re: Bizarre Issue With Tyrian and Jazz Jackrabbit On My DOS Machine

in DOS
I know this is a old topic, but since I've been surprised by the same problem on one of my old machines I investigated it and found out that Tyrian/Tyrian 2000 seems to have this behavior when you hame EMM386 with NOEMS in your config.sys. Interesting and thank you for sharing. :) No less …

Re: SS7 cpu choice.

I have a similar setup with a Super Socket 7 board. The CPU it came with is a K6-2, which may originally have been rated 450MHz or 475MHz, but it runs at 100*5=500MHz rock solid at the stock 2.2V voltage. It wouldn't do 550MHz at 2.2V (it would POST fine, but most of the time lock up in the middle …

Re: XP Rig ahead!

I'd say that would be because of the HDD's RPMs,but it also depends on RAM and CPU. No, it wouldn't. Not in that particular example, at least. RAM has nothing to do with it, unless you have so little of it that you are already running out before the OS finished booting. CPU speed and hard drive RPM …

Re: XP Rig ahead!

Well, it may run smooth enough (depending on the tasks it performs), but boot time is one of the worst benchmarks for performance. It depends very little on raw PC performance, and much more on your exact configuration, and what HW/SW you have installed ,including things that interact with other …

Re: Games completely outshined by their sequels

in Milliways
Putas wrote: I also did not like HoMM3 that much, but for different reason. The shift in style did not work for me, I prefer more fairy tale like artwork of prequels, the 256 color palette is awesome. That too. It's possible that subconsciously it also affected my opinion of HoMM3.

Re: Best Doom ports for dos

in DOS
For a 486, you'd do well to go with a patched up version of vanilla Doom with expanded limits and greater stability: Doom+ You know, I thought about this, and the thing is that any scene that could benefit from such a patch, because it exceeds the original limits, will probably be way too slow for …

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