First post, by Almoststew1990
Title changed as this will hopefully become a build log!
I am getting into DOS games using Windows 98 but I am having a few speed related issues e.g. Panning speed in SimCity is impossible to use, TD3 runs a bit too fast, some games complain about not enough memory. It's a Via c3 733MHz SDR Ram PC with a Soundblaster Live and using built in Sis 630e graphics. So I want to go the authentic hardware route...
I'm well versed in hardware from Slot1/A and up but know little about gaming on DOS. I will be playing DOS games up to I dunno Wolfenstien 3D (as anything later will be on my W98 PC). so what sort of CPU speed should I get? 386 or 486? 4/8/16MB Ram? From watching PCL and LGR I know a few bits e.g avoid barrel batteries...
I suppose I'll also need to get a whole load of cards to that I haven't needed till now. ISA sound card, video card, controller card etc... Eeek!
Or would a 233MHz PII be slow enough?
Ryzen 3700X | 16GB 3600MHz RAM | AMD 6800XT | 2Tb NVME SSD | Windows 10
AMD DX2-80 | 16MB RAM | STB LIghtspeed 128 | AWE32 CT3910
I have a vacancy for a main Windows 98 PC