Reply 20 of 33, by mpe
Back in 1993 I played the shareware version of Doom on my 386DX-40 with 4MB RAM and CL GD5422. Even with friends on IPX network. I did not really complain or reduce the view size as far as I remember. True, people were much more tolerant to low frame-rate than they are now.
The only hassle I remember was I had to boot a special configuration with smartdrv, etc. But that was due to RAM.