First post, by Ultrax
I have wanted to play DN3D on my 486 machine for a while, however I have not been able to as my only means of transferring data over to it is via floppy.
I took the largest file in the shareware version of DN3D and split it into 5 files, which was a painstaking 1-hour process, and when I used HJ-Split to join the files on the 3.1 PC, it simply causes the hard drive to click and Windows to become completely unresponsive. Should I just let it go or is it simply hung up and crashed if it's just ticking and unresponsive?
No other program makes the machine do that, so it's definitely either HJ-Split is using all of the resources and writing a little bit of data at a time (5 MB in total, slow hard drive) OR HJ-Split is unstable and causes the entire system to crash just after beginning to write data, and it causes the hard drive head to move back and forth continuously.
So, splitting the main file is just totally out of the question and I'm left with a headache bothering with it.
Is there a floppy-friendly (as in, disk 1 image disk 2 image etc.) of any version of Duke Nukem 3D?
Or is it worth it to just buy a ZIP drive and some ZIP disks off of eBay and stop bothering with it? The only problem would be I'd need a USB drive as well, as I am using a modern (2008) computer with no serial or parallel to connect the legacy drive to.
Any help appreciated!
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