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Re: Sierra games on windows 2000 pro.

in Windows
Another OS. Windows 2000 isn't DOS-based, and uses NTVDM (NT Virtual DOS Machine) to run DOS applications. It's not possible to get actual sound card working in this environment, because it's basically connected to real PC, not to that Virtual DOS Machine, limiting you to whatever virtual hardware ( …

Re: TERRIBLE NEWS!

in Windows
Geez, I thought someone died. Turns out some ancient DRM won't work?That's good news to me so far. Also for some reason when GPT/uEFI was invented, people didn't really miss opportunity to use older Windows properly anymore. That'd be more "terrible news".

i3(Haswell or similar) nettop for running old games

in Windows
Thinking of getting a device similar to this: https://www.gigabyte.com/Mini-PcBarebone/GB-BXi7H-4500-rev-10/sp#sp to connect to TV and play some old games on Win10 (Steam/GOG) using wireless keyboard/mouse. Has anyone got any experience in using one of these for older games? Think NOLF, Starcraft, …

Re: What do you regret throwing out?

in Milliways
OEM Windows 95 installation CD and certificate of authencity (with serial) that came with Compaq Presario 5528 computer. I still own some other CDs from the box, and they work despite having visible scratches. Acer mini-tower PC with OEM Slot 1 motherboard, 600 MHz Pentium III processor and …

Re: Intel HD Audio equivalent

in DOS
Intel HD is based on AC97, but isn't backward-compatible. There might be special drivers which allow to use it in DOS, but unfortunately I don't have any information about them.

Re: Do you keep your retro rigs offline?

in Milliways
So if I connect my Win98 computer to Internet, it will become infected right away? I always thought today's malware only works on Windows 7-8-10 (NT based) and will simply not run on Win98 which is not interesting to attackers anymore...

Re: Terminator 2029 installer reboot

in DOS
Hello and Happy New Year! Not exactly same game, but this might help I think Edit the DOSBox configuration file. Change cputype=auto to cputype=386_prefetch (Source: https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/The_Terminator:_Rampage )

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
Contrary to popular belief, it's very stable, provided you don't install weird crap and/or bad drivers. I've had similar experience with it back in 2000, when it was installed on my dad's PC. I also think Win Vista wasn't that horrible -- it's just consumer's computers of that time which were …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
I believe that the "proper era" playing device for Doom is keyboard only. Although I've played many FPS with keyboard+mouse, I feel like cheating when doing so in Doom. Also, I believe that being proud of playing FPS with a gamepad is like being proud of driving a scooter. Mice were around at that …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
Which games/genres do you think were abandoned since DOOM? Probably ones which are now only developed by indie studios... DOOM kinda proved (once again?) you can make serious money from (PC) video games so it didn't take much long for other companies to follow. Also DOOM was technologically …

Re: Do you use CRT monitor for gaming?

in Windows
No, but really want to -- even with my main PC (Win10) Too bad I don't have a room for it. After using big LCD screens I don't think I'll be able to use anything smaller than 22 inches (like SyncMaster or Sony CPD) and Mitsubishi Diamonds are expensive.

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