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Re: Are we opening sealed copies of old games?

in Milliways
I prefer opened boxes. Keeping it sealed is really only for the purpose of reselling, if your intention is to keep it pristine so you can get your money's worth later then keeping it sealed and free from humidity and sun fading are also important and becomes more like a museum collector. Some people …

Re: Bought these games today

in Milliways
Whoa Doom 1! great find, doesn't look bad to me condition wise. 2021 has been good in terms of collecting, found some new local collectors as well which helped me a lot with some titles. Currently these are what I have on hand, seems like this year is mostly RTS games haha, been wanting to grow that …

Re: Bring back the game manuals!

in Milliways
Steam keys does not work for me, tried Pripyat. I think it is only for retail keys, it does say in the FAQ that it does not include Steam keys. Yeah GOG does a better job with including goodies and extras, so for some games I do prefer GOG releases over Steam. I found a sealed STALKER Clear Sky box …

Re: Bring back the game manuals!

in Milliways
Yeah GOG does a better job with including goodies and extras, so for some games I do prefer GOG releases over Steam. I found a sealed STALKER Clear Sky box locally and redeemed the key on GOG , to find that they added a ton of goodies for Clear Sky. stalker.jpg Also like for Stronghold HD it even …

Re: Bring back the game manuals!

in Milliways
I love manuals, they are my fav part of a big box PC game, maps a close second. But sadly they are a lost art with everything going digital and manuals becoming only a troubleshooting/setup guide or having only a wiki. A well made manual just makes everything more "finished" and shows some developer …

Re: Problem with Pod...

Have you tried podhacks? it fixes a lot of issues with sound, thing is I don't know if it works on 98SE. I don't know if it is sound card related, I was using AWE64 value with my K6-2 and have no issues after I disabled vsync.

Re: Problem with Pod...

Yeah POD is best run on Pentium 1 or II cpus. I have no idea why sound does not work in your case then. Maybe you could try podhacks first before uninstalling, it is a fix made by nicode meant to use with GOG release, not sure if it would work on win98 or older OS but it is easy to use. I don't know …

Re: Problem with Pod...

Hmm that's odd, do you mean no sound in the main menu? have you tried setting the volume in options? what about during races? I had a strange issue with sound effects muting a little after a race starts, that was fixed by setting vsync to software controlled instead of enabled in Display Properties, …

Re: Problem with Pod...

Ah ok, you already have the best installation, POD Gold saves some steps and should work nicely on your system, it's the AMD CPU that requires that additional patch. D3D would need D3D installation and patches I think, not sure about that. It's been awhile since I've installed POD on a retro PC, I …

Re: Problem with Pod...

Check your GPU's control panel, I changed vsync options in the 3dfx control panel, depending on what card you use, may not have that option. Since you are using a 3dfx installation and 3dfxff patch, I am assuming you are using a 3dfx card. Does podx3dfx.exe run? What CD did you use to install, POD …

Re: Pod...

You might want the Forcefeedback patch, it is needed for AMD CPUs, from nicode 's FTP : Forcefeedback for D3D-DirectX5 patched POD (d3d5ff-1.zip) Forcefeedback for 3dfx GLiDE patched POD (3dfxff.zip) I ran it on AMD K6-2 and also had to configure these: 3dfx vsync set to software controlled instead …

Re: Diablo 2 glide worth it?

in Marvin \ Video
Hmm interesting I thought V2 SLI could handle Diablo II with ease. Seconding D2DX, I had always used the old glide wrapper, but D2DX with higher FPS is a very noticeable difference, it also looks more crisp than the old wrapper which now looks blurry to me. Some prefer the more stable ddraw in …

Re: Favorite forgotten games

in Milliways
I did play Big Red Racing and Severance, only had the demo version of the former back then but would play splitscreen with my brother haha. Severance was amazing because you could sever stuff, I played Knight but didn't manage to finish the game, there was an arena mod I remember, and lots of fun …

Re: Some Questions about Selling Big Box Games

in Milliways
If it's a rare box, people do buy it even without the disk(c)s or in questionable condition. I wouldn't junk the bad discs, but keep it and make a copy of it if you really use the old media. I don't really use the discs/media that come with big box games, unless I really don't have a source or it …

Re: CD-Burners

in Milliways
I don't miss burning discs, my burners were all quite loud especially the later ones. It is also annoying when a CD-R burn fails and you have to junk the disc, resulting in a heap of junk CD-Rs. At least CDRW could last a bit, my old 700MB Sony CDRW is still alive. The life span for good quality CD- …

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