First post, by red_avatar
I have two almost identical retro PCs (HP Vectra VL 5/75 Pentium 75 - first & second edition) which seem perfect for local multiplayer. A Pentium 75 should be ideal for some Deathmatch and other multiplayer games
Now, I have experience with null modem cables (I used it back in the day to play multiplayer games with friends) but when it comes to network cards I'm quite a bit more in the dark.
What network cards do you know work well for multiplayer gaming using a modern network? My "requirements":
- affordable and easy enough to find online
- software that doesn't require a lot of memory
- works nice with a modern network
- relatively easy to configure
- very compatible with DOS games & early Windows 9X games of the time
And do you have other advice for such a setup? Things I need to watch out for? I know the old "games have to have the same version" etc. which won't be a problem since I'll be cloning CF cards so both PCs will run identical software (that's why I also want two identical cards).
Retro game fanatic.
IBM PS1 386SX25 - 4MB
IBM Aptiva 486SX33 - 8MB - 2GB CF - SB16
IBM PC350 P233MMX - 64MB - 32GB SSD - AWE64 - Voodoo2
PIII600 - 320MB - 480GB SSD - SB Live! - GF4 Ti 4200
i5-2500k - 3GB - SB Audigy 2 - HD 4870