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Re: VGA games with only 16 colors

in DOS
That would be boring, though, because it would just look like EGA. I did a mock-up of what I'm talking about: Filename firehawk-vga-simulated.png File size 19.52 KiB Views 780 views EGA for comparison: Filename firehawk-ega.gif File size 22.58 KiB Views 780 views MCGA for comparison: Filename …

Re: VGA games with only 16 colors

in DOS
I don't know of any lists. Maybe we should start one. Sierra's PC ports of Japanese games are weird ones that might be relevant: It always bothered me that Firehawk's MCGA/VGA driver uses only 16 colors at 320x200, while the EGA driver runs 16 colors at 640x350 and uses a sort of dithering to …

Re: Lithtech game performance

in Windows
Somehow, I have doubt in Titus fixing their thrown-up-on-Steam version... I'm taking thrown-up as a double entendre. What's more surprising is that I bought it on GOG and it still doesn't work on my modern computer. GOG usually puts a little more effort into things, but they were probably selling …

Re: Lithtech game performance

in Windows
Shogo basically won't run for me on Windows 10. Could be due to the dual Intel + nVidia GPU setup in my laptop, or something else. I tried all the suggestions - wrappers, etc. Best I could do was run in some wacky mode where everything was stretched badly, which made for a terrible experience. It …

Re: Problematic games list

in Windows
collector wrote on 2020-01-19, 21:49: Do you want games that have issues on modern Windows even though they have been added to ScummVM? Yes, because it's good to capture as a workaround. collector wrote on 2020-01-19, 21:54: Sanitarium Outlaws Are these supported by ScummVM?

Re: AGP Card for MVP3 motherboard

My brother had a K6-2/380 in a Via (Apollo MVP3?) motherboard with an AGP Banshee, and it did okay. My PII-450 with AGP TNT1 performed better though. Also, it was necessary to install Via AGP drivers in Win98 to get the best performance and stability.

Re: Problematic games list

in Windows
This is listed everywhere as a DOS game. Have you tried using DOSBox? No, I tried using different Dos machines. This thread is about old Windows games that don't run well or at all on modern Windows machines. DOSBox or other emulators/simulators/VMs provide feasible solutions for running most DOS …

Re: Problematic games list

in Windows
Fairly sure I've heard of people running all of those on Windows 10 without problems. If you're listing games some people can't get running on modern systems then you can basically list every Windows game in existence. You also haven't defined "Runs well" or how the list regards emulators and …

Re: Problematic games list

in Windows
MAZter wrote on 2020-01-19, 16:54: https://www.mobygames.com/game/big Can't start it 🙁 This is listed everywhere as a DOS game. Have you tried using DOSBox?

Re: Problematic games list

in Windows
Fairly sure I've heard of people running all of those on Windows 10 without problems. If you're listing games some people can't get running on modern systems then you can basically list every Windows game in existence. You also haven't defined "Runs well" or how the list regards emulators and …

Problematic Windows games list

in Windows
Hello everyone. I was thinking it might be helpful to maintain a list of older Windows games that don't run well on modern Windows. Post any info you have about problematic games and/or any possible workarounds or existing discussions on this forum, and I'll add it to the list. Windows 10: AMBER: …

Re: Terminator: SkyNet

the TNT and TNT2 cards very highly popular in the late 90s. I remember me and a friend were competing against each other to be the first to replace our TNT cards with TNT 2 cards. It allowed for playing even better Windows 9x based games. My PC back then was a AMD K6-2, I also had an overclocked …

Re: Terminator: SkyNet

j^aws wrote: S3 ViRGE/ VX is VRAM-based? I've only tried DRAM-based S3 cards; not sure that would make a difference in DOS with VBE 1.2? http://www.vgamuseum.info/index.php/cpu/item/ … 000-s3-virge-vx I've got an AGP TNT2 M64 that I should probably try at some point.

Re: Terminator: SkyNet

From what I recall (it's been a while), you need a VGA core with VBE 1.2. Something like an S3 card with native VBE 1.2 to work in higher resolutions in DOS, rather than a VBE 2.0 card downgraded to VBE 1.2. My Stealth3D 3000 (S3 ViRGE/VX) appears to only have a VESA 1.2 BIOS, but the game still …

Re: Terminator: SkyNet

Update 2: SkyNet runs, until I try to start a mission in 640x480 mode, at which point it freezes at a black screen. This is with the unofficial patch installed, with retail CD-ROM actually still in the drive. If I run it via GAME.EXE instead of SKYNET.EXE, I can start the mission in 640x480, but it …

Re: Terminator: SkyNet

Update: I cracked it, at least for Daggerfall (still need to test SkyNet, but have high hopes due to it using the same engine)! After going to all the trouble of moving my Win98SE/DOS7 install from the 400GB HDD to an 8.4GB one and having the same issue, I reversed the no-CD hack and tried to run …

Re: Terminator: SkyNet

My guess would be dying hdd, or at least an inappropriately sized drive for the time. Despite being formatted down to 2GB FAT16, the games might not know how to get to that part of the drive. They shouldn't care, the BIOS should be taking care of that, but...Bethesda... Can confirm that both run on …

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