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Re: Compaq armada 1750

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Exactly, I'm not sure what's bad for plastic, but some of my notebooks are over 25 years old and are in perfect condition, and others are breaking down. After 25 years, some displays have started to break down, the polarizing film seems to peel off the screen, creating bubbles. I don't know if this …

Re: Compaq armada 1750

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Don't worry about speed. The south bridge chipset is extremely old, the transfer speed is 33 or 66mbps, so a fast ssd would just be a waste. A CF Card or an SD would be great

Re: What better system for me? Win95c or Win98SE?

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I had a discussion like that with some devs on the msdn forum. The guys said it would be easier to rewrite windows 3.1 to be 32 bits, than to deploy direct x. I think the main advantage of 3.1 for me is because it is a simple interface on msdos, you can copy it to a floppy disk, and start it on …

Re: What better system for me? Win95c or Win98SE?

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Not definitively, DX is for win9x, it was written from scratch, with 32bit code, and there is no way to convert it to 16 bits. I believe that even if I rewrote in 16 bits, there would be no resources to execute the code. This possibility has already been discussed in other forums. In fact WinG, it …

Re: Im making a frontend/manager for win9x games

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I don't usually mix things up, I run old games, on old machines with old operating systems ... Windows 10, nothing will run 16bit, I prefer to play in the original configuration (yes, there are many modified games on GoG that allow you to play on modern systems, with dosbox or other types of …

Re: What better system for me? Win95c or Win98SE?

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I have programmed for the more distant future, two additional versions: One for very old Computers (386, 486) and another for a little more modern ones (xp era, P2 400, P3, P4). The version for older machines will come before the version for more modern machines. Windows 95 may be a bit much for a …

Re: Im making a frontend/manager for win9x games

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I have a core2quad, it's a 486 66mhz and it's laggy. I've had an i3 7100, with 16gb ddr4 in the past, and Pentium 75mhz was my maximum. Most win9x games that I play / like, require at least a Pentium 166mhz and some 3d video acceleration, this would result in something close to a Ryzen 5 3600, which …

Re: Compaq armada 1750

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I would recommend you to buy another 1750, even if it is damaged, but it has the caddy. You will pay the same price as the caddy, but you will have spare parts, which are every day, but rare and expensive.

Re: Im making a frontend/manager for win9x games

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0. For people who like windows and don't NEED a manager, there is simply no reason to be interested in my project! They are old computer users who already know how to do everything on an old computer, and have time to make everything work, there is no need for a frontend.An example that happens to …

Re: What better system for me? Win95c or Win98SE?

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Thank you for answering me. I have had some experience optimizing these systems manually. I provided maintenance on digital totems, and digital arcade toys and amusement parks. But every time, I created optimizations for a single system, a single machine, a single configuration... I have some old …

Re: Compaq armada 1750

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excellent, ATI Rage, is perfect for games of that time. If you want to pan the internet, there are accessories for this model, some compatible dockstations / port replicators have been launched. One that comes to mind, is the Armada Convenience Base II with USB, Monitor Stand-Conversion Kit. There …

Im making a frontend/manager for win9x games

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I have always missed a good game manager for my old computers. Formatting and reinstalling my favorite games is a lot of work, in ms-dos games I have to configure the correct sound card for each of them, create icons on the desktop and then (for my taste) look for icons for games that do not have it …

Re: Compaq armada 1750

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The connector is proprietary, but many companies from that time use it. I had several 1750. Did you get it with a big screen or a small screen? There are several versions of it. The ideal is with an 8MB ATI video card, you recognize it, because on the right side, there is a video output connector …

Re: Far Cry poor performance WinXP SP3

This video card is too modern, and this game is full of hardcoded lines with performance stuff. I've already played this game at 20fps on a celeron m480 with Sis Mirage or something, and the performance, even at lowest, was playable. In your configuration, this is totally out of the ordinary. Try …

Re: Win2K Game Compatibility List

No voodoo will go well with a core2duo. The ideal would be a Pentium II or III, with a maximum of 256mb of ram and win98 for voodoo games Another build, for 2001 - 2005 games, in a pentium 4 configuration w/ Win 2k/XP. And finally your current core2duo for 2006 - 2010 games w/ Win7.

What better system for me? Win95c or Win98SE?

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First of all, yes, I know that there are other topics with this title, I have read them, but my case is not so simple. I am developing something similar to Launchbox, to manage the games of our old computers, this program will bring countless functions that will make our life easier, one of these …

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