So I feel like there needs to be a bit of a continuation on this thread, since not everything got sorted. If anything, I got a couple more headaches popping up.
For starters lets get the non-working DOS games out of the way. They work on DOSbox, so I decided to quit trying to make them work.
In regards to the problems I had installing the Longbow patches, I did it completely wrong. I had to place the patch in the game folder and launch it from there.
So the new kind of issues I'm having is that I can't get my joysticks to work. I got a sidewinder precision 2 USB and a Genius Flight 2000 F-20 serial (this one, to be exact https://comshop.com.pt/en/others/2108-joystic … -2000-f-20.html).
The issue with the sidewinder is that after I install the driver, in Section 2 "Connection and Test", It asks me to connect the joystick. When I do, after a brief loading, It asks pop in the win98se disc in order to install "hidusb.sys". So I pop it in, but then the window to find the file pops up and tells me that it's not in the specified path. Yes, I did make sure that the path was correct(which is the disc drive). I click ok, but nothing happens. I tried a bunch of other win98se copies I had, and even a winXP one, but no dice. So I'm stuck. If I try to skip the file, the Joystick won't work.
Note that I have the the generic USB driver installed as well as the unofficial SP3
As for the serial joystick, well, Whether I pop it in the motherboard's or the Sound blaster's port, it just does nothing. I am fairly sure I installed the full driver suit for the sound blaster. For the motherboard, not so much.
The Salvaged parts Rig that cost me nothing.
-QDI advanced 10t
-Pentium III 1000mhz
-3dfx VooDoo3 2000
-SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 CT4830
-WD800 80gb HDD
-TwinMOS 256MB of RAM
-Windows 98 SE