First post, by leenew
this is my first post so go easy on me!
I have a love of old computers, but have concentrated on the BBC Micro / BBC Master until now, as they are my childhood computers.
I also have a love of old graphic adventures such as the Lucas Arts point and click "Maniac Mansion" "Secret of Monkey Island" "Day of the Tentacle" and "Grim Fandango" etc.
I am interested in building a system that could show these games off.
The games range from 1987's Maniac mansion to the year 2000's Grim Fandango.
Most other adventures that I like from rival companies also fall within this age range. eg Broken Sword..
Instinctively, I was thinking of building a system from around the late 90s to 2000.
Would this be right? would it be able to play the old DOS games as well as the newer stuff? how about sound cards?
Or is a one size fits all approach not the way to go?
Any help pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated.
I have heard good things (on here) about the 440BX chipset.
Something reliable and easy-ish to set up would be great!
ps I know about DOSBOX and SCUMMVM but I want the *FUN* of building an old system.....