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Re: Why were older EGA/VGA cards 8BIT ISA?

in Milliways
Not everybody uses a PC for gaming, nor can buy a new one. I guess there were a market for: - People with older PCs that wanted to upgrade to color graphics, but had not the budget to change to a new PC. - Business that found "high resolution" (for that time) and color desirable, but didn't need …

Re: graphics that over promise and under deliver

in Milliways
Thinking about uncanny valley: the eyes. In PS1 and N64 era, 3D chips could not process many polygons, so faces were textures slapped to low poly models. No problem. Now, we have chips that can process enough polygons to make individual hairs. No problem. But there was a point when animators found …

Re: What do you think about Steam Deck handheld PC ?

in Milliways
I don't see any reason why this wouldn't be any different as a regular computer. For real offline you will need to use:. Goldberg for Linux or windows should get most working. Smartsteamemu for most windows games. Steamless for windows games. Cracks for the rest not covered by the above That's not …

Re: What do you think about Steam Deck handheld PC ?

in Milliways
- Lack of dockstation. Switch, laptops and even tablets like Surface have docks where you can drop the thing without having to plug anything. It does have a dock, sold separately. It sounds like you can use any generic USB-C dock too. https://www.steamdeck.com/en/hardware[/quote] a) You have to buy …

Re: What do you think about Steam Deck handheld PC ?

in Milliways
It's hard to imagine it succeeding. I mean, every bit of hardware designed / promoted by valve has been abandoned (except that VR glasses). And please note that I didn't say "discontinued"... Looking at the Steam deck, the biggest drawbacks are: - Price. Although is on par with the Switch, both are …

Re: Ports better than original.

in Milliways
Btw a "port" as I understand it here is "(mostly) the same thing, running on a new (different) platform". I do not feel the same. Maybe because I'm playing games since I had a ZX Spectrum. At that time, "AAA" (that term didn't even exist) games were released on 3 or 4 different platforms at the …

Re: Games & Gamepad problem

A PC gameloft supports 2 devices with 2 axis and 2 buttons each. Most 4 buttons devices "borrowed" the buttons of the second device. So when you press button 3 or 4, you're pressing button 1 or 2 on the secondd gamepad. So don't use button 3 and 4, or change your configuration to 2 axis/2 buttons.

Re: MS-DOS 6.00 Upgrade

in DOS
"Almost" clean: - Get a DOS 5.0 OS disk. - FDISK - FORMAT C: /S - Try to update your OS. After FORMAT /S you should have only three files (IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS, COMMAND.COM) that will be overwritten by your new DOS. (You could try to boot your first floppy of MS-DOS update while pressing SHIFT. It …

Re: Windows 3.x games that don't work in Windows

in Windows
History is judging that so called Win 9x games appear to actually have Win 3.x compatibility. It's the other way. Windows 9x can run (almost) all Windows 3.x software. There are few Windows 9x games than run on Windows 3.1, and that's after installing Win32s and offering a goat as a sacrifice. I …

Re: PCem v17

One stupid Question but is it possible to let the emulator connect to the internet when i installed win 98 se in it. Is there a way to pass throug the Host internet to the emulator. I've never tried it, but you should define a machine with a network card installed, install the proper drivers on …

Re: Some questions I have on Sound Blaster cards...

in Marvin \ Sound
But be careful... my old Sound Blaster AWE64 drivers allowed to use 32 + 32 channels... the first ones used the EMU (and should not take resources) but the other were made via software (my precious CPU cycles!). Do you mean the AWE ran out of memory because the no of channels you used and thus the …

Re: List of Currently Free Games

in Milliways
Steam Arma: Cold War Assault (Windows) Arma: Cold War Assault (Mac) It's the first time I've seen a game that has two versions (Windows and Mac/Linux) on sale. Every other developer that support non Windows OSs sells a license that can be used on every OS supported. Not a big deal because that's …

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