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Re: What was the first computer you ever purchased?

in Milliways
My first PC was also a custom build computer that I bought in late 1993: CPU: Cyrix 486DLC-40 with its math co-processor Motherboard: I initially got it with some unknown 386 motherboard, but that one died within a year and the seller swopped it out for me (luckily still under warranty) for a hybrid …

Re: NOT enough memory to play DOS games ?

I'm assuming that your DOS game is not a protected mode game (using a DOS extender like DOS 4G/W), but a real mode game? Both games you mentioned are real mode games. I can already see you do not have enough conventional memory available. You need to load DOS High and also load EMM386.EXE (if your …

Re: K6-2 550 and Voodoo 3 2000 AGP performance..

To uninstall the VIA 4in1 drivers is easy - just go to Add/Remove Programs under Control Panel. Then, do a complete reboot and install the Via 4in1 4.43 drivers. To be honest, I've never tried the Amigamerlin drivers - my understanding is that these are installed via the Device Manager? If so, just …

Re: K6-2 550 and Voodoo 3 2000 AGP performance..

Try installing the VIA 4in1 version 4.43 chipset drivers instead. First completely uninstall the 5.24a drivers. I recall a thread on Vogons a while back where someone tested the different versions on the different VIA chipsets and some did show better performance than others. Also, since you're …

Re: Windows 1.0

in PC Emulation
WBM1992 wrote on 2020-05-03, 18:13: What Virtual Machines does Windows 1.0 work on? You could try PCem emulating perhaps a Turbo XT running at 8 MHz or a slow 286 running at either 6 Mhz or 8 MHz with 1 MB RAM for the latter.

Re: Windows 1.0

in PC Emulation
Some tips for installing Windows 1 (from a well known source): Installation notes: The installer expects you to run it from the A: drive. Either write the images to disks or SUBST from a hard drive folder. Windows 1.x will run on DOS 5 and later as long as SETVER is loaded and there is a SETVER …

Re: What's wrong with all these sound cards???

Based on your system specifications, I would have to say that your system is actually too "modern" for playing DOS games. If you intend on playing DOS games, then a Pentium III or AMD K6-2 (with ISA slots) is probably a better option. Alternatively, try perhaps looking at emulators. PCem, Dosbox & …

Re: Windows NT 3/4 vs. Windows 3.1/9x or OS/2

in Milliways
The first time I was exposed to Windows NT, was one day at my mother's work (a travel agency) in the mid-90's where one of the workstations were running Windows NT 3.51 and I had to sort out some connectivity issue (think it was with a mouse). However, since it looked just like Windows 3.1 (in terms …

Re: I'm new here, from South Africa, ask me anything

in Milliways
Thanks - I saw but can't reply :) Unfortunately I don't really do the whole Facebook thing. Neither do I - I'm actually mainly on Facebook to connect with my fellow vintage computer (& game console) enthusiasts that are spread all over South Africa. There are a number of us based in Cape Town & and …

Re: I'm new here, from South Africa, ask me anything

in Milliways
Welcome! What's the retro computing / gaming scene like in South Africa? Thanks :) The scene here is relatively small. Those that have don't sell easily, so finding hardware is also incredibly difficult - anything older than 10-15 almost always needs to be imported. Popped you a private message - …

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