First post, by OldCat
I have acquired Toshiba Portege 3480CT, armed with Pentium 600MHz and S3 Savage/IX graphics card. I have installed Windows XP (wanted XP-mini, but cannot boot from USB, so no go), added iFeel Logitech mouse and drivers and successfully played a couple rounds of Unreal Tournament with force feedback. That was fun!
Now, what next?
I have installed and run Pico-8 - 600MHz is a little below minimum requirements, but it is working. Having to optimize code to run smoothly might be additional challenge. I am working to get FocusWriter working - contrary to what many sources are saying on the internet, the new versions only work with Windows 7 and upwards. I am therefore trying older ones, once I find one that runs on XP, I will share it here. Distractionless writing is something I'm fairly keen on. Any other suggestions when it comes to software?
And then there are games - I intend to test some of other ones with haptic support (Half-Life, Serious Sam: First Encounter, Quake) as well as Deus Ex and Aliens vs Predator. I'd love to try UT 2004, but it is probably too much for this machine. I hope that No One Lives Forever might run okay(ish), but this remains to be seen. Any other titles that could run well on this machine?