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Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

Dominus wrote on Today, 07:08: Ah, parallel port (I somehow assumed parallel as in both working at the same time). Unfortunately parallel port is far from useable these days (I have no machine with that anymore). There are PCI and PCIe parallel port cards. You can also hook up two drives to the …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

I haven't had trouble with USB floppy drives. The Dell floppy drives that are for laptop and have a USB port work fine as do the straight up Dell USB floppy drives. The one I like the most so far is the SmartDisk 2x speed floppy drive. That same drive is sold under a bunch of different brands. It …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

At this point, of it had internal storage, I would probably opt for a m.2 drive. IDE would be a nightmare going forward and CF cards can be very picky about what they work with. I would go with something that is still available new instead of relying on old hardware that is getting less and less …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

Who cares if it is the original release or not. The original releases are really only worth the money to collectors. Is there something that makes the rerelease not as good as the original release? If not, then anybody who just wants to play the game is not going to pay the collectors price and will …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

Ah, I see the two pieces of software you mentioned now. You can get BOTH of Ultima VII's expansion packs plus the original Ultima VII itself for $55: https://www.ebay.com/itm/384212262943?hash=item5974d5e01f:g:Dh4AAOSwfmBgUVDz In fact, the seller is having difficulty selling that item for $55, and …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

I think the problem is that you all are going about defining your qualifications for expensive games. It is more the specific media that the files are on than the actual game itself. Original release media that is rare-ish is always going to end up going for more than rereleases that are on CD …

Re: Leak of Windows 11

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This was good. Nobody ever complained about it. It existed for many years and everyone was used to it and knew exactly how to navigate it. https://www.vogons.org/download/file.php?id=112859 Those were the days. I would totally defend Windows 98 at that time as well as OS9. The world was a better …

Re: Leak of Windows 11

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I just did a test with my current Win10 machine and it settled down in about 1 minute and that was with a bunch of stuff auto loading. Would have been more like 30 seconds or less if I didn't have any programs auto loading on login. windows is starting many different boot tasks with different time …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

The old Direct3d , Glide, etc. support is not in hardware so you are going to have to do some sort of emulation either on the video card or the CPU anyway. I'm pretty sure that both the Radeon 9800 XT and modern integrated graphics are both Direct3D-capable. There is stuff that isn't supported …

Re: Leak of Windows 11

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Wallpaper looks “Girl-ish”. Like wedding wallpaper. And some of the sounds are the same as from Win-NT 4.0 from 1995 ?…. Links: Wallpaper: https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/16/22536375/microsoft-windows-11-default-wallpaper Sounds: https://youtu.be/kbu864tJhk8 I benchmarked MS-Windows-10 on my 2012 …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

Good luck getting any original source for the drivers except for Linux source. You could always port the Linux drivers. Thing is, the newer hardware is not even going to necessarily work in Windows 98... possibly not even with the R.loew patches for such things as RAM and VRAM limitations. The old …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

You know what would probably be easiest though not cheap... Use a SBC such as one of these Ryzen based boards with onboard decent graphics: https://www.electromaker.io/blog/article/best-x86-sbc Then use whatever wrappers, emulators, etc. needed for general use. For ISA slots, you can use the not-so- …

Re: Leak of Windows 11

in Milliways
Wallpaper looks “Girl-ish”. Like wedding wallpaper. And some of the sounds are the same as from Win-NT 4.0 from 1995 ?…. Links: Wallpaper: https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/16/22536375/microsoft-windows-11-default-wallpaper Sounds: https://youtu.be/kbu864tJhk8 I benchmarked MS-Windows-10 on my 2012 …

Re: what will you do when your last hardware fails?

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what will you do when your last hardware fails? Buy more. Sure, LGA 2011 boards are ultra-scarce unless I want to buy from Jingsha and Huananzi (who are suspected of cannibalizing northbridges from discarded motherboards), but fresh LGA 1155 parts are still common. Even socket AM2/3 if I'm …

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