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Newest games that would run on a 486SX PC?

Postby harddrivespin » 2017-12-20 @ 21:50

Almost finished building a 486SX PC, and am curious about what is the newest game it can run. My guess is DOOM '93 or DOOM II: Hell on Earth, judging by the fact it's a 486SX + AcuMOS AVGA1 (budget card from early '92). Anyone have any ideas?
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Re: Newest games that would run on a 486SX PC?

Postby oeuvre » 2017-12-21 @ 00:18

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Re: Newest games that would run on a 486SX PC?

Postby leileilol » 2017-12-21 @ 00:24

Probably the Weiring Software games
Voodoo2s aren't 100mhz stock
Geforce256 isn't released as a beta on New Years '99 under the Quadro brand
DOS gaming isn't a bilinear 320x200 16:10
DOS PCs aren't better than the Macintosh
DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x
SGL != Glide
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Re: Newest games that would run on a 486SX PC?

Postby clueless1 » 2017-12-21 @ 00:31

Graphic adventures were famously able to run well on very slow machines. Something like Space Quest VI (1995) should run fine on it. Check other Sierra and Lucas Arts games from 1994-5
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Re: Newest games that would run on a 486SX PC?

Postby Asaki » 2017-12-21 @ 01:53

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Re: Newest games that would run on a 486SX PC?

Postby leileilol » 2017-12-21 @ 02:36

RCR requires a decent FPU (no SX) and more of a late DX4 so that's a no-go.
Voodoo2s aren't 100mhz stock
Geforce256 isn't released as a beta on New Years '99 under the Quadro brand
DOS gaming isn't a bilinear 320x200 16:10
DOS PCs aren't better than the Macintosh
DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x
SGL != Glide
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