First post, by viper32cm
I'm in the beginning stages of building a close representation of the computer I had between 1995 and 1998--P100, 16MB RAM, ~1GB HDD, 1MB PCI video, etc.
When I bought the computer it had Windows 3.11 and DOS 6.22, and I played tons of primarily 1992 and newer DOS games with it (also some Sierra Win 3.x/95 titles). However, like most people back then, I eventually upgraded to Windows 95 and started playing mostly Win 95 games. Now that I've decided to start this build, I'm at a bit of crossroads as to whether to go with the "early" or "late" software configuration.
I already have a far superior system running the last release of Windows 95--P233MMX, 64MB RAM, PCI TNT, etc. So, I already have the Win 95 box thoroughly checked, which makes me lean towards going with Windows 3.11 and DOS. I know you can (and I do) play older DOS games on my P233MMX using SetMul, but there's something appealing about having a dedicated DOS computer from what was the twilight of the DOS era.
Practically speaking, however, is there any real advantage for retro gaming purposes with going with Windows 3.11?
If I wanted to split the difference and go with a dual boot configuration, I would need some sort of boot manager, correct?