First post, by simbin
Here's the Specs (2016 Update) of my Retro PC I built from old parts I had lying around. It may look crusty, but it runs like a champ!
Tyan Trinity 400 S1854 Motherboard
Intel Pentium III 800EB 133MHz FSB
Crucial 256MB PC133 SDRAM @ 100MHz
NVIDIA TNT2 Vanta 16MB AGP 2X
Creative SB Live! CT4760 w/ SB Pro 2 emulation (Roland SC-55 SoundFont)
COOLER MASTER Elite RS-460-PSAR 460W PSU
Cambridge SoundWorks Stereo Speakers
Sintech IDE to SD adapter (PNY 4GB SDHC..Going to update this soon!)
TEAC DVD-ROM Drive (Black)
3Com EtherLink 10/100 3C905C Network Adapter
Slightly yellow, but very sturdy beige Mid-ATX tower
Microsoft SideWinder 2-button joystick
One of those old IBM keyboards that go CLICK CLICK CLICK
C̶r̶u̶c̶i̶a̶l̶ ̶2̶5̶6̶M̶B̶ ̶P̶C̶1̶3̶3̶ ̶S̶D̶R̶A̶M̶ ̶x̶ ̶2̶ ̶(̶5̶1̶2̶M̶B̶)̶
C̶r̶e̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶A̶W̶E̶6̶4̶ ̶V̶a̶l̶u̶e̶ ̶C̶T̶4̶5̶2̶0̶
W̶D̶C̶ ̶1̶0̶G̶B̶ ̶5̶4̶0̶0̶ ̶I̶D̶E̶ ̶H̶D̶D̶
L̶I̶T̶E̶O̶N̶ ̶D̶V̶D̶-̶R̶O̶M̶ ̶D̶r̶i̶v̶e̶
M̶I̶T̶S̶U̶M̶I̶ ̶3̶.̶5̶"̶ ̶F̶D̶D̶
I JUST got rid of a 3DFX Voodoo 2 card -- not sure if it was 8MB or 12MB. Oh well, maybe find one again someday.
MS Windows 98 SE
SET BLASTER=A220 I7 D3 H7 P330 E620 T6
SET MIDI=SYNTH:1 MAP:E MODE:0
C:\AWE64\AWEUTIL.COM /R:100 /C:100
C:\AWE64\MIXERSET.EXE /P /Q
LOADHIGH C:\Windows\Command\MSCDEX.EXE /d:MSCD001
It's been a long time since I messed with autoexec.bat, config.sys, etc. so if you have any suggestions about how I should script it, please feel free to let me know your thoughts, thanks.
I used to use MOUSE.COM, OAK.SYS and MSCDEX.EXE but it looks like there's some better options out there now.
I'd like to have it boot up a 98SE custom menu..
1) Load drivers and boot DOS-Mode Only
2) Boot into Windows 98SE
And of course I'll want to modify dosstart.bat to do the same thing as option 1) when leaving Windows to a DOS Prompt.
Notice the zip-tied CPU fan! TRULY Ghetto!!