First post, by Shponglefan
First, I'm curious how people would define the DOS era? I'm assuming it would cover at least from 1981 at the advent of PC-DOS and MS-DOS? But where does it end? Does it go to 1995/DOS 6.22? Or should it include Windows 95/98/Me, since technically those OSs still had DOS-based architecture and go to 2001?
Depending on how you define the DOS era, how many different builds do you think are needed to adequately cover the DOS era?
I figure there are probably at least 4 to 5 solid builds to cover various eras of gaming, starting with XT and monochrome/CGA, Tandy 1000, and then 286/386/486 era, Pentium, up to late 90's Win 9x builds.
Trying to delineate what is ideal in a particular era though has been challenging? Is it worth having a 286 build when that can be covered by 386/486 era systems? Is it worth a 486, when a Pentium can cover the same territory? Etc.