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Re: What is your unconscious motive for retro hardware ?

in Milliways
A buddy teased me about having a midlife crisis, and I mostly replied "Of course I'm having a midlife crisis." I increasingly hate everything about modernity. The internet used to fill me with wonder, now I just feel like I'm being spied on 24/7. Games used to feel like labors of love, granting me …

Re: These aren't the results you're looking for

benchmark software is always intriguing and throws up unexpected things for actual real experienced graphical performance in software, ie. in a game, so much depends on the interplay between CPU, RAM, FSB & Motherboard, storage, drivers, OS, Directx / opengl version, programming optimisations as …

Re: My first dedicated XP build

a fine system, that xp3000 should be a good match alongside gf 6600 for games of year 1998-2004 there are workarounds for win98 large ram, to be honest i doubt anything you run will need more than 1gb at most even on xp. I'd leave it at 1gb for any 32 bit windows XP system anyway, a 32 bit …

Re: vintage budget cards instead of 'good' cards

just as follow up, i didn't get that fx 5200 but got a geforce 6200 instead. also got a geforce 4 mx440 in a box of goodies very cheap. So it seems its budget cards all round, every PC with an AGP slot now has something bordering on respectable for its' era and budget ethos. an XP2400 got Geforce …

Re: What do you drive?

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The talk I hear of car obsolescense in the past several years is not necessarily the end of the car per-se, but the end of driver-owned/managed vehicles. IE, you'd have a series of self-driving EV's running around town that you can hail like a Taxi cab to get where you want to go on demand, and …

Re: What is your unconscious motive for retro hardware ?

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if its totally unconscious then we'd still not be able to answer you now ! :) but on the whole i'd say it was to reproduce and further explore some of the fun experiences of a particular period in our life, usually some younger years. It's also nice to return to something more knowledgeable than …

Re: Could you build a retro PC right now?

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I've now accumulated a few more pieces for my 1997-98 build: Asus P2L97-DS dual slot and P2L97 regular MBs 2x Pentium II 333Mhz CPUs 128MB / 384MB RAM Matrox Millenium II 8MB 2164W MIL2p/4N Creative Blaster 3D 3DFX Voodoo 2 8MB Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold CT4390 IOMEGA Z100 100MB ZIP Quantum …

Re: How many working computers do you have right now?

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All of my machines are up and running......so 18 working computers in the house, new and vintage. And by the nature of FreeDOS, it seems those lines keep getting more blurry. Add to that 4 consoles. those are some vintage vintage machines, interesting to read. what you say about some machine being …

Re: office suites and business software

i used WordPerfect for DOS too, i remember learning some keyboard shortcuts and becoming quite fast at navigation, I know many GUI applications also have shortcuts (and i used them a lot for Office version too) but those 'peak DOS' office programs had a huge amount and the expectation was that you …

Re: Your saddest retro computer pictures, a feel bad topic

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sf78 wrote on 2021-04-12, 09:30: I bought a fridge magnet from a recycling a few years back. It was a 166MMX and once unglued from the magnet it worked fine clocked at 180 Mhz. 😁 that's a sad start - happy end story! CPUs and indeed lots of electronics can be surprisingly robust

Re: Which Win version for late 90's games?

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Let's assume he has an XP version that he can activate, it'll be the best option for like over 95% of older games. one rather unpredictable marvel of XP was the compatibility mode where you set the application to run as win 98 sometimes nothing would change and sometime an application that …

Re: Running Nox on retro machine

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I'm surprised Nox has all these problems! I played it on a modest system, a p3-500 with integrated graphics i think, and it was fine. Maybe it is that sound card and/or driver. the game itself was fun most of the time but as it got nearer the end it just became a non stop relentless series of …

Re: vintage budget cards instead of 'good' cards

Another potential advantage of newer ones - if you're not using an old CRT: DVI port. For trouble-free late DOS builds an FX5200 with DVI is hard to beat. But yes, another vote for "depends what and why you're building" here. If you're only after a platform to run old SW on, relatively low-end …

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