First post, by Almoststew1990
A couple of weeks ago I went away for the weekend and took my Windows 10 tablet thing. I ended up installing Dosbox and trying out The Oregon Trail, Doom and Wolfenstein3D (all for the first time!) and it was fun. But the screen is tiny and wobbly, the keyboard it comes with is terrible (it's a linx 1010b if you know your tablets), so I wanted to try them on my Windows 98 PC.
I remember playing (well, actually I remember trying to find the specific word in the manual to get past the copy protection) games like Aladdin and the Lion King on MS-DOS on either a W95 or 98 PC by 'reboot to MS-DOS', so I haven't used MS-DOS in 20 years or so.
1) is Windows 98 MS-DOS count as 'proper' DOS and does it matter in terms of installing, playing and saving games if it is not proper MS-DOS?
2) Do my Windows 98 drivers for my TNT2 and Soundblaster Live! Include drivers for MS-DOS if MS-DOS is 'included' in Windows 98? Do many DOS games use 3D acceleration?
3) Can Soundblaster Live even play or emulate adlib / Soundblaster 2 / pro etc sound?
4) I need mouse drivers I think. I have a "Dell" mouse (actually logitech M-SAW34), can I use pretty much any of the Logitech mouse drivers from the Vogon library?
Ultimately I could just install DosBox on my Windows 10 desktop but by that argument I could just as well dump most of my retro kit and only use my Windows 10 PC!
Ryzen 3700X | 16GB 3600MHz RAM | AMD 6800XT | 2Tb NVME SSD | Windows 10
AMD DX2-80 | 16MB RAM | STB LIghtspeed 128 | AWE32 CT3910
I have a vacancy for a main Windows 98 PC