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Re: I was there, I saw the last AWE 64 Gold disappear and become an investment product...

Recently I saw a pack of Sound Blaster cards on sale with 2x AWE 64 and one was the gold version. It seems they got bought by a speculator who is now reselling them for higher price (AWE 64 Gold for €150). In the meantime I'm glad I bought my Yamaha ISA sound card recently for just €3 😀. Being sold …

Re: Windows 7 Retro?

I'm not sure whether Windows 7 will ever be considered retro. Windows 95, 98, ME get that status mostly because there is unique software/games written for it that do not work well in modern Windows due to API incompatibility. You will install Windows XP on retro hardware usually for increased …

Re: Best operating system for DOS (and maybe Windows) gaming? (re: Pentium MMX 233, 80MB RAM)

I have Windows 98SE on my PIII and a single 80GB fat32 partition. Large partition support is the main reason to use the DOS bundled in Windows rather than 6.22. Instead of utilities being located in c:\dos they are in c:\windows. As suggested above I have boot menu always shown with options to start …

Re: Have an opportunity to grab more CRT monitors

People sometimes give away their stashed CRT monitors for free or token price. Just be patient and watch out for advertisements. If you're not happy with the image quality you can always resell it. I grabbed mine basically for token price as well. CRTs from 2002 onward are quite good. 17" models …

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