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Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

your "hundred or so DOS games" is a misunderstanding on your part, it's: "the majority of the DOS games from the 80's*, PLUS a hundred or so DOS games from the 90's ". *see text underlined red, in image below: 80s.jpg Make of that what you will. I just hope nobody makes a product with the above …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

A significant proportion of PC games from the 80s and 90s will not natively run as intended on a late Windows 98 machine. I see you have denied the prevalence and importance of this, earlier in the topic, but regardless it stands as an important truth which many here will support. I suspect you …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

x86nerds like us - an already minority market - don't really need it, because we have and build our own full Windows 98 systems, including CRTs and MIDI modules and other specialist gear which makes the retro experience premium. "Techies do their own gear", as a banal bumper sticker could and …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

If you wanted to build a high-performance Win98 machine, like literally the best hardware that Win98 can run on, it'll cost quite a bit. As I mentioned earlier, a Radeon 9800 XT alone will cost at least $150 on eBay. And It'll suck up as much space and electricity as a much more powerful modern …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

A small, low-cost, low-power computer, like the Raspberry Pi, but 100% compatible with Windows 98 and heavily optimized for parallel floating-point operations. The target of this project would be Win98 compatibility. The goal is out-of-the-box compatibility with the largest possible number of DOs …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

I agree there is no need for us to get emotional, as that is a downward spiral which only sees discussions ended. I think we can all agree this would be a very challenging project, and in some ways, much more than the author envisions. The author does not want to go too deeply into the technical …

Re: Would you be interested in an x86-based alternative to the Raspberry Pi, optimized for retro gaming?

With all due respect for the enterprising spirit, spearheading such a project would require an extremely high level of expertise. I would not be interested in a retro PC gaming project run by a founder who had little respect for common aspects of the retro PC gaming community like variable speed DOS …

Re: Acceptable 3d accelerator for Pentium MMX era.

I tried NFS Porsche on a 233MMX + Voodoo2 system within the past year. Iirc, it could be made sorta playable but it wasn't a very good experience. The CPU + bus speeds just weren't there. As soon as anything remotely taxing occurred (like other cars coming onscreen) it was chugsville. NFS 2:SE on …

Re: Moderator violating Community Standards

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I don't know if it's because of this drama/critic I have literally no idea who kjliew is. Glad to hear it. Should probably keep it that way. -- Welp, "fun" as it's been to engage with somebody's random publicly-aired trivial grievance, I'll leave ya's to it. With the final word "all things in …

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