First post, by bergqvistjl
OK so now that I've ordered most of the parts that I don't already have, I can go into more detail about the Win98 box I'm building. Essentially it's just a vehicle for my 3D cards I have as well as the associated games, but I'm beefing up the CPU as best I cant without making things unstable (Win98 crashes far less with a PIII than an AMD CPU), so as to compensate for the lack of power in the GPUs for some of my newer Win98 Games.
Jetway 993AN V1.4
Intel PIII 1400/512/133 Tualatin SL6BY
Graphics Card - AGP
QDI Vision-1 Rendition V2200
Graphics Card - PCI
3DFX Creative 3D Blaster Voodoo2
Sony DDU1615 DVD-ROM
Floppy Disk Drive
Sony MPF920 3.5" - I'd like to get a 5.25" drive too but I think finding a relatively modern one with a black fascia to match the rest of it would be rare...
Intel PRO/1000 GT
SoundBlaster AWE64 Gold ISA - Better compatibility in DOS
Antec VSK-4000E - I'm fed up with beige 🤣
Tatung TM3401 - a lovely 12 - 14" colour monitor, native res of 640x480 but does 800x600 too at a push. It's a fantastic display as it's small size means it pixellates older games less. I will weep when it dies :'(
What do you all think? The games i've got to run on it include:
IndyCar Racing II/CART Racing - the Rendition version
Nascar Racing II + Expansion, with the 3DFX Patch
Grand Prix Legends
F1 Racing Simulation
A bunch of classic LucasArts Games
Wing Commander IV DVD version
Since i'm still waiting for the Case, Mobo, CPU & Disk Drives I can't go ahead with much, but does anyone know if you can get an audio front-panel that will connect up to the AWE 64 Gold - or does it not support that? A Creative one would be nice if they ever made them.
Well the Mobo & CPU are still to arrive but here's the finished front anyway: