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Re: A new 95 Build.

I think on PCI+VLB systems PCI usually suffers from some latency compared to VLB because it's not exactly a first class citizen in the system. I haven't tested this on a 486 yet, but on Pentium 100 it gives about 10% (2-3FPS) difference in Quake on an Opti chipset and I've read similar reports for …

Re: The "Tweener"

Differences in the the Win95 revisions are pretty minor when all said and done, but it does give you an excuse. What I like to do with PC's in this situation is mix the hardware up a bit with a different sound and video card. Dos based Pentium is good bases for this, giving you access to S3D or …

Re: A new 95 Build.

VLB is 100 times more interesting then PCI but obviously the Diamond Stealth is the better card. If it was a pure dos rig I'd maybe recommend the Trident VLB where you may not really notice the difference outside benchmarks. But as your going to install Win95 I'd go with the Diamond. It is not …

Re: What do you drive?

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The flip side of a car "losing all it's value" is that in the UK these cars are very cheap compared to a lot of the world. You can buy yourself an old car that costs say £750-£1000 that will give you a few years of cheap motoring, or you can spend £250 a month on an EV lease. Leasing, That's a good …

Re: Building my own Woodgrain 486

I'm sure there were other countries involved in computers in the early '90s besides just the USA? Can anyone think of others besides here in New Zealand? For our rather remote location and small population we had quite a large selection to choose from. Apple, IBM compatibles, Amiga, Acorn etc.... …

Re: Diablo 2 glide worth it?

I agree with everyone! If your also interested in other games that really benifit from Glide then it makes sence to try it out as you have the card anyway. But if your buying the card JUST for Diablo 2 then your paying a lot of money for marginal difference

Re: What do you drive?

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"Real engine" cars are not going away in our lifetimes. Not entirely perhaps, but I believe most of us will live to see the sale of the last newly produced mass market ICE vehicle, likely within the next two decades, or even quicker. They will be relegated to niche old-timers. For an apt comparison …

Re: Monitor for a Pentium 2/3 - Windows 98

For Windows gaming I now think your better off with a new modern screen that allows you to keep the aspect ratio from 640x480 and above. Most can't do below this so not much use for dos If playing a mix of dos and windows I think a 17" or 19" is a good compromise. I don't really notice the slight …

Re: What do you drive?

in Milliways
Yeh I'm in no rush to go electric as a daily. Soon enough EV will become the default choice and I'm ok with that But I know I'll become nostalgic for a car with a "real engine" so may as well enjoy it while I can!

Re: Favorite forgotten games

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Big Red Racing. So silly it's good especially multiplayer Here is ADG's review, skipping right to how to enable the "secret" SVGA mode https://youtu.be/WRNdTxbRX2A World War 3 Black Gold. an RTS with a nice balance between gameplay and realism.

Re: YOUR favorate game era.

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I'm surprised a few people said earlier then 90's but that's why I asked the question! We had a Apple IIe during the time but pre teens me found most games not that engaging and even now don't have any real desire to go back and play the games I did enjoy. Seems most people have a 5-10 year window, …

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