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Re: K6-2P Mobile CPUs

What is the pci latency patch? A driver? A utility? Bios update? Hardware mod? It's a Win9X "driver". Pretty sure it's just a small VXD that checks what chipset you are using, and writes values into memory to overwrite BIOS settings to fix a PCI bug in many VIA chipsets. You know, circling back to …

Re: K6-2P Mobile CPUs

I don't know, I have 1 MVP3 and 1 MVP4 motherboard, and aside from the MVP3 one not having enough juice for AGP cards beyond 1998 or thereabouts they are perfectly stable. Mine was perfectly stable until I installed an Ethernet card, I tried multiple different brands and either it wouldn’t install …

Re: K6-2P Mobile CPUs

Huh, I too will thank you for the heads up about that k6 2+ 570. Looks like it runs at 95x6? How many SS7 mobos even do a 6x multiplier? Looks like mine only goes up to 5.5. Or does that model of the K6-2 do the usual thing where the 2x multiplier is actually 6x for it? I wonder if my humble PC …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I am currently playing: a) Pokemon Lets go Eevee -> because I'm just a sucker for cute pokemon games and given it's almost retro. b) Final Fantasy 7 -> Replaying on a retro computer it while listening to all the music on my SC-55. It's a damn good experience! c) Tales of Vesperia -> Just a middle …

Re: 1997 Dream PC project

To this day I will swear that 1997 was the greatest year in gaming possibly ever. If you include consoles you get everything on your list plus Star Fox 64, GoldenEye, Armored Core, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Final Fantasy VII. Add a few more months to catch all the 1997 games that …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Still slowly progressing through Jagged Alliance. After recovering my believed to be lost quicksave, I went on to take back about the 1/3 of the island? Finally found armor and better guns for almost everyone, and even hired a mechanic to begin keeping them in better repair to boot! My economy is …

Re: 1997 Dream PC project

I love a good 1997 build. Those poor little machines may have had the least staying power of any. You were stuck between a Pentium 233 MMX machine with probably a Riva 128 and an AWE64 with 32 MB of RAM that might retail with all the accoutrements for $2500. Or you could go big on a Pentium II 300 …

Re: Intel has BIG plans.

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My grand conspiracy theory is that the future is Intel's, and all they have to do is stay in the game long enough. It's not because of anything Intel is doing, although I love the fact that they have an engineer CEO again. Their stock price has been taking hits, but I've read it's because of a …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Huh, wasn't expecting that. Went to go saddle up in Jagged Alliance again, and it offered to load my quicksave on startup. Out of curiosity I say yes, and it's the one I thought I'd lost. The one it wouldn't let me load in game, as the hotkey didn't work, and the menu option for quick loading was …

Re: Advice about retro speakers

Just gonna pitch in that a pair of Yamaha YST-M10's and a YST-MSW10 pair great with a rig I built. Looks good next to an old school big beige box, great sound quality, and while I don't think I needed the subwoofer, it adds a heck of a lot of oomph to the satellite speakers that already have rather …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Man, Jagged Alliance just keeps frustrating me to death with UI and saving/restore issues. The latest was I lost 90 minutes of progress because, with me on the edge of the map, trying to flee back to safety, I hit the wrong button and instead of travelling ended my turn. Turns out that was the very …

Re: MS encourages emulation

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Eh, they're encouraging emulation in the same sense Nintendo does. Which is to say, they want it technically possible, but locked behind a walled garden with strong DRM restrictions. And everything else gets sued into oblivion. Which still misses the forest for the trees. A lot of these classic …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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So I think I've decided to spin up Jagged Alliance next. I went in mostly blind maybe a year or two ago with a copy I owned on Steam, and got mauled pretty badly and gave up. I mean, I didn't go in totally blind. I did read the manual. But that didn't really give me good guidance on tactics, a good …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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And that's the end of Zork Nemesis. Endgame Trophy 20211114_Zork_Nemesis_a.jpg You know it's funny, I honestly thought I remembered the end game, and it turns out I had completely, not even a scrap of memory, forgotten nearly all of it. I had one small glimpse of recollection when I first accessed …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Another evening, another world of Zork Nemesis down. Wrapped up the Asylum level, which even in the 90's a lot of reviews called out for being excessively gruesome. It was OK I guess. Nothing bothered me. Possibly because what macabre medical experiments it shows are rendered in such distinctly 90's …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Well, wrapped up the earth themed world of Zork Nemesis. It was very meh. I enjoyed it a great deal less than the fire themed world. Had basically 2 puzzles, all essentially code breaking. I had to look up the solution to one of them, because while I had the pieces to work it out through trial and …

Re: Windows versions of DOS games list

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Zork Nemesis: DOS and Win95 version on the same disc Wizardry 7 & Wizardry Gold: DOS came first, and then Gold which was the windows version came later Doom & Doom95: DOS came first, Bill Gates himself donned a trench coat and shotgun to announce the 95 version.

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Well, wrapped up another night with Zork: Nemesis. Did the fire world first, chosen quite randomly. All in all it was rather straight forward. Only really had 3 or 4 "puzzles" in the strictest sense. If I took notes on every clue I saw, and scoured every nook and cranny, I had all the answers at …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Ok, time to stir the pot. System Shock 2 > Deus Ex Now you've got me honestly thinking about that. I want to say a weaker end game in System Shock 2 hurts it relative to Deus Ex. I recall a lot of complaining about the sections of the game in the body of the many effectively invalidated character …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Observing the gradual evolution of hardware and seeing just how differently a game runs upon release vs. on more powerful machines years afterward really is a fascinating thing. Just a damn shame all the games we end up leaving behind to do it, due to compatibility weirdness. Agreed. It's funny how …

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