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Re: You fly into space once and you're an astronaut

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+1 I think they did a good job, despite all the negative press. Personally, as an European, I kind of miss that slightly naive (North-) American optimism of the late 20th century. Today, everything is so grim and sarcastic. The press comes up with the lame old "what is that good for??" thing. It's …

Re: What game made you upgrade to Windows 95 back in the day?

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Hm. Hover? Seriously don't know. I was more of a 3.1 person. Just loved that little system. Ran beautiful on my 286. Win95 ran on my father's mighty 386DX-40 PC with 20" monitor, though. I was allowed to play some Windows desktop games on it (loved them), I have a few fond memories of 95, too. Also …

Re: Old Hardware that does't work or plays up in FreeDos and how can we fix it if possible.

I take it there isn't much of an issue then. It really depends, I guess. The basic stuff might work on such PCs, ie. they can boot DOS and execute Windows 9x setup. If that wasn't the case, it wouldn't be an IBM PC compatible PC, after all. The "issues" might be related to buggy/missing PS/2 mouse …

Re: Remote desktop software for DOS (TINY)

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Neat, now I don't have to wait to dig out my old copy of PC Anywhere for DOS lol PC-Tools' Commute will also do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qydywJluNdI Unfortunately, it doesn't support TCP/IP yet. :( From the title I figured it was an RDP client for DOS, allowing me control a Windows 10 …

Re: Windows 3.0 Real Mode Software

Back when most ppl had 640K and Windows was just edging into people's consciousness, it was kinda regarded as a klunky DOS task switcher, and a desirable feature of DOS apps those days was to be "windows aware" not sure if that defines much really, I guess that it was well behaved, maybe could use …

Re: Why DOS died...

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Hi again! While I can't exactly say why DOS (MS-DOS) "died", I perhaps can at least narrow it down to when MS decided to give up on it. It must have been between '93-'94 roughly. Because, in November of 1992, MS still released a major product for MS-DOS: VBDOS. Visual Basic for DOS 1.0 was not a …

Re: Windows 95 Install Hangs

I think the same. Win95 needs MS-DOS 7.x, which it tries to install (and fails at trying). Many years ago, I managed to install Win95 in DOSBox by using an image file. But it was no easy ride. Not all versions were equally DOSBox-friendly. I think I've used the first version (Win95 RTM) or the last …

DOS port of SMB3 now at the museum

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Hi everyone, Just saw the news: https://www.pcgamesn.com/emulation/super-mario-bros-3-pc-id Best regards, Jo22 PS: I think the game as such was a keen approach, but EGA wasn't exactly up-to-date at the time.

Re: Why DOS died...

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2021-07-19, 18:46: Where has my Dos gone? Oh here it is: I've got an copy of PC DOS, too.. 🙂 But I don't know where it is. That being said, I know where my DOS 9 handbook is. 😉 Here it is:

Re: Windows 3.0 Real Mode Software

Personally I woulnd't bother with any version of MS Windows on a system like the OPs. For gui GEM or GeoWorks 1.x and pure Dos would be far better IMHO. Caluser2000, I think you're right, but the OP is looking for applications and games. And for Windows 3.x, there are/were tens of thousands.. …

Re: You fly into space once and you're an astronaut

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The other guy is now flying into space.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMHhXzpwupU Isn't it great when people have dreams they're trying to fulfill and don't care about money at all ? That's quite an inspiration. Hope the crew makes it (fingers crossed). Edit: Lift-off! Wow! :D Isn't it amazing to …

Re: Windows 3.0 Real Mode Software

Good luck! ^^ A 286 absolutely flies with 4MB of RAM. That was what I had in the 90s, also, because of my dad. He was working in the computing business and installed four 1MB SIMMs in my 286. Windows 3.10 absolutely flew with it. I had a Mustek handy scanner, CD-ROM/PAS16 and a HP Laserjet Plus. And …

Re: Video playback on retro PCs

Your system should be able to handle low res (400x300 ish) MPEG1 video software decoding, depending on the bitrate Yes, I think the same. There's a Win95 version of Xing MPEG Player that supports MMX, I think. Saw an article of it years ago in a PC magazine. Unfortunately, I have little experience …

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