Reply 20 of 32, by phinix
pan069 wrote on 2020-04-21, 11:13:
On a system like that, for DOS games probably stick with a Sound Blaster, either an SB16 or an AWE32. If you can get your hands […]phinix wrote on 2020-04-18, 00:13:
EDIT: got socket7 Pentium MMX 233, now trying to pick sound card...
On a system like that, for DOS games probably stick with a Sound Blaster, either an SB16 or an AWE32. If you can get your hands on a Gravis Ultrasound then a SB16 and a GUS in the same system makes a nice combo since you've pretty much covered all your bases.
In regards to double boot, rather than partitioning a hard drive, what's worked well for me is to use swapable Compact Flash cards. You can have a CF card with just DOS for DOS games and swap it with a CF card with Win98 installed. You can buy these IDE/CF adapters that allow you to choose to install in a floppy driver space or install it through a bracket in one of the rear slots.
I use one of these adapters to easily copy files to and from my CF cards on my main machine:
Cool, so what size of cf card should I get for DOS? 2GB was max?
I could have like you said - one with pure DOS 6.22 and one for Windows 98se, maybe 32GB - should be enough for win and games.