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Reply 20 of 37, by koleq

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I am fine with framerates around 10-20 FPS xD

Resident Evil 1 at 640x480 runs at 11FPS
Grand Theft Auto (don't know what resolution) runs at 20FPS

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Reply 21 of 37, by SETBLASTER

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Top 100 of 1995
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Pos Title Developer/Publisher(s) Cat ID Points
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1 Descent {reg} Parallax/Interplay AC [1565] 11659
2 Galactic Civilizations/Shipyards {O} Stardock ST [1508] 9150
3 Civilization/CivNet MicroProse ST [1002] 7384
4 Doom 2: Hell on Earth Id/GT/Virgin AC [1502] 7369
5 Warcraft: Orcs and Humans Blizzard/Interplay ST [1528] 6157
6 Master of Magic SimTex/MicroProse ST [1501] 6150
7 Dark Forces {C} LucasArts/Virgin AC [1585] 5740
8 U.F.O./X-Com: Enemy Unknown Mythos/MicroProse ST [1437] 5720
9 Master of Orion SimTex/MicroProse ST [1344] 4573
10 Command & Conquer {C} Westwood/Virgin ST [1729] 4469
11 Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger {C} Origin AC [1562] 4328
12 Tie Fighter/add-on LucasArts/Virgin AC [1473] 4100
13 Heretic {reg} Raven/Id AC [1566] 3821
14 Panzer General SSI/Mindscape ST [1522] 3188
15 VGA Planets {reg} Tim Wisseman ST [1131] 3156
16 Doom/Ultimate Doom {reg} Id AC [1386] 3109
17 X-COM 2: Terror f.t. Deep Mythos/MicroProse ST [1600] 3026
18 Dune 2: Building of a Dynasty Westwood/Virgin ST [1110] 2888
19 SimCity 2000 Maxis/Mindscape ST [1399] 2872
20 Colonization MicroProse ST [1496] 2566
21 Terminal Velocity {reg} Terminal Reality/3D Realms AC [1616] 2527
22 Transport Tycoon MicroProse ST [1521] 2491
23 MechWarrior 2/NetMech: The Clans {C} Activision AC [1697] 2381
24 Jagged Alliance Sir-Tech/Mindscape ST [1605] 2266
25 Full Throttle {C} LucasArts AD [1612] 2222
26 System Shock LookingGlass/Origin/Electronic Arts AC [1438] 2056
27 One Must Fall: 2097 {reg} Epic AC [1505] 1952
28 Magic Carpet/add-on {C} Bullfrog/EA AC [1549] 1933
29 Myst {CW} Cyan/Broderbund/Electronic Arts AD [1426] 1907
30 X-Wing/Imperial Purs.,B-Wing LucasArts/US Gold AC [1169] 1812
31 Little Big Adventure/Relentless Adeline/EA AD [1538] 1810
32 Rise of the Triad: Dark War {reg} Apogee AC [1564] 1781
33 Warlords 2/deluxe SSG ST [1284] 1647
34 Roids {reg} Leonard Guy AC [1531] 1645
35 Star Control 2: Ur-Quan Masters Accolade AC [1116] 1595
36 Nascar Racing Papyrus/Virgin SI [1529] 1577
37 World at War: Stalingrad Atomic/Avalon Hill ST [1584] 1573
38 Under a Killing Moon {C} Access/US Gold AD [1517] 1536
39 The Settlers/Serf City Blue Byte/SSI ST [1458] 1528
40 Star Emperor {O} Stardock ST [1716] 1433
41 World at War: Operation Crusader Atomic/Avalon H. ST [1489] 1408
42 Betrayal at Krondor Dynamix/Sierra RP [1275] 1324
43 World Circuit/F1 Grand Prix MicroProse SP [1123] 1199
44 Wacky Wheels {reg} Beavis/Apogee AC [1509] 1172
45 Pinball Fantasies Digital Illusions/21st Century AC [1416] 1134
46 Epic Pinball/Silverball {reg} Epic AC [1359] 1062
47 Star Trek TNG: A Final Unity {C} Spectrum Holobyte AD [1641] 1046
48 7th Guest {C} Trilobyte/Virgin PU [1230] 1043
49 NHL Hockey '95 Electronic Arts SP [1493] 1010
50 Syndicate/add-on Bullfrog/Electronic Arts AC [1271] 977
51 Stars! {reg} Star Crossed ST [1629] 968
52 NBA Live 95 {C} Hitmen/Electronic Arts SP [1602] 942
53 Ultima Underworld 2 LookingGlass/Origin/El. Arts RP [1127] 915
54 Day of the Tentacle LucasArts/US Gold AD [1268] 905
55 Sam & Max Hit the Road LucasArts/US Gold AD [1379] 873
56 Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Sierra AD [1377] 867
57 Empire Deluxe/add-ons New World ST [1177] 863
58 U.S. Navy Fighters/add-on {C} Electronic Arts SI [1543] 855
59 Mortal Kombat 2 {C} Midway/Acclaim AC [1582] 853
60 Links 386 Pro/add-ons Access/US Gold SP [1006] 847
61 Bioforge {C} Origin/Electronic Arts AD [1599] 816
62 Monty Python's Waste of Time {C} 7th Level AC [1588] 764
63 Railroad Tycoon MicroProse ST [1121] 764
64 Phantasmagoria {C} Sierra AD [1712] 762
65 Discworld: The Problem with Dragons Psygnosis AD [1596] 759
66 Raptor: Call of the Shadows {reg} Cygnus/Apogee AC [1434] 747
67 Privateer/Righteous Fire Origin/Electr. Arts AC [1337] 739
68 Ultima 8: Pagan Origin/Electronic Arts RP [1401] 739
69 Jazz Jackrabbit {reg} Epic/ AC [1479] 718
70 Virtual Pool {C} {reg} Celeris/Interplay SP [1620] 714
71 Darklands MicroProse RP [1008] 712
72 Hexen: Beyond Heretic {reg} Raven/Id/GT AC [1775] 702
73 Battle Isle 2/add-on Blue Byte/Accolade ST [1439] 693
74 Lode Runner: The Legend Returns Sierra AC [1487] 693
75 Psycho Pinball {C} Codemasters/Philips AC [1621] 681
76 Need for Speed {C} Distinctive/Electronic Arts AC [1738] 660
77 Crusader: No Remorse {C} Origin/Electronic Arts AC [1741] 653
78 Heroes of Might and Magic New World ST [1737] 625
79 IndyCar Racing Papyrus/Virgin SP [1375] 621
80 Ind. Jones: Fate of Atlantis LucasArts/US Gold AD [1003] 614
81 Buried in Time {C} Presto/Sanctuary Woods/US Gold AD [1687] 603
82 Video Poker {reg} IBM EWS/ ST [1571] 579
83 Ecstatica Psygnosis AD [1530] 561
84 Realms of Arkania 2/Schwarze Auge 2 Sir-Tech RP [1514] 510
85 SimTower Handbook/Maxis ST [1617] 504
86 1942 Pacific Air War MicroProse SI [1460] 485
87 The Incredible Machine 2 Sierra PU [1537] 484
88 Theme Park Bullfrog/Electronic Arts ST [1459] 484
89 Rebel Assault {C} LucasArts/US Gold AC [1374] 484
90 Flight Unlimited {C} Looking Glass SI [1632] 465
91 Boppin' {reg} Accursed Toys/Apogee PU [1526] 451
92 Dungeon Master 2 {C} FTL/Interplay RP [1699] 445
93 Steel Panthers SSI/Mindscape ST [1757] 440
94 Harpoon 2 Three-Sixty/Alliance/ ST [1462] 437
95 Cyberia {C} Xatrix/Interplay AC [1574] 436
96 Slicks 'n' Slide {reg} Timo Kauppinen/ SP [1352] 429
97 Space Quest 6: The Spinal Frontier {C} Sierra AD [1684] 427
98 World at War: America Invades {C} Atomic/Avalon H. ST [1736] 424
99 FX Fighter {C} Argonaut/GTE AC [1639] 422
100 Falcon 3.0/add-ons Spectrum Holob./MicroProse SI [1005] 419

Reply 23 of 37, by dave343

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Black Dahlia - 1998 Take 2 Software

Requires Pentium 90, but 120+ recommended.

The story, while fictional, is inspired by the real life Cleveland Torso Murderer and the infamous murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles.

This interactive movie point-and-click FMV adventure game ties Elizabeth Short's murder to Nazis and occult rituals which the player has to investigate. The game featured two major Hollywood actors, Dennis Hopper and Teri Garr.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_D ... ideo_game)

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Reply 24 of 37, by foil_fresh

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dormcat wrote on 2022-04-30, 02:53:
SETBLASTER wrote on 2022-04-30, 02:20:

Top 100 of 1995

Railroad Tycoon? Ultima Underworld 2? You sure about the list was of 1995?

it is likely a list of games ranked by sales in 1995, not released in 1995.

Reply 26 of 37, by HanSolo

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leileilol wrote on 2022-05-07, 15:31:

Boppin outsold SQ6 and VGA Planets outsold Doom? 🤣. looks more like a pirate survey list from somewhere out of the warez scene.

Good guess 😀
https://groups.google.com/g/comp.sys.ibm.pc.g … /m/CIsnFLTmZzsJ
"For 52 weeks people from all over the Internet have been sending us their votes for the weekly Internet PC Games Charts. All these votes have been added up and sorted, which results in the one and only international Top 100 of the best PC games played in 1995"

Reply 27 of 37, by HanSolo

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koleq wrote on 2022-04-05, 10:16:

.. and I would like to see some 3D games even tho I do not have a 3D accelerator.

Then be sure to check out the Comanche-series. The first two are made for much older systems and should run perfectly, the third might be slow but playable.

Reply 28 of 37, by clueless1

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Here's a list of every game I've played to completion on my Pentium since I started this hobby about 5 years ago:

Wing Commander I
Wizardry VI
Wing Commander II
Ultima Underworld I
Might and Magic 4: Clouds of Xeen
Realms of Arkania I
Inca
Wizardry VII
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos
Ultima Underworld II
Ultima VII Pt. 2 Serpent Isle
Eric the Unready
Shadowcaster
Strike Commander
Privateer
Wing Commander III
System Shock
Wings of Glory
Pacific Strike
Realms of Arkania II
Crusader: No Remorse
Anvil of Dawn
Stonekeep
Dark Forces
Cybermage
Wing Commander IV
Crusader: No Regret

The release dates range from 1990 to 1996.

The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.
OPL3 FM vs. Roland MT-32 vs. General MIDI DOS Game Comparison
Let's benchmark our systems with cache disabled
DOS PCI Graphics Card Benchmarks

Reply 29 of 37, by Stretch

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Captain Quazar should work

Win11 - AMD Ryzen 9 3900 - 16 GB - GeForce RTX 2060S - Sound BlasterX AE5-Plus
Win98SE - ASRock 775i65G R3.0 - Celeron 2.2 GHz - 2 GB - GeForce FX5700 - Ensoniq 1373
Win98SE - Via Apollo Pro Mobo - Pentium II 233 - 256 MB - Voodoo 3 1000 - ESS Solo-1 1938

Reply 31 of 37, by kohellus@gmail.com

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Blood! I havent tested but thats why iam building my pentium1-100 with voodoo1 and et6000. No idea if it will run but i have faster pc's so if thats not going to work...I need blood!

Reply 32 of 37, by foil_fresh

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HanSolo wrote on 2022-05-14, 10:34:
Good guess :-) https://groups.google.com/g/comp.sys.ibm.pc.g … /m/CIsnFLTmZzsJ "For 52 weeks people from all over the Internet h […]
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leileilol wrote on 2022-05-07, 15:31:

Boppin outsold SQ6 and VGA Planets outsold Doom? 🤣. looks more like a pirate survey list from somewhere out of the warez scene.

Good guess 😀
https://groups.google.com/g/comp.sys.ibm.pc.g … /m/CIsnFLTmZzsJ
"For 52 weeks people from all over the Internet have been sending us their votes for the weekly Internet PC Games Charts. All these votes have been added up and sorted, which results in the one and only international Top 100 of the best PC games played in 1995"

cool thread, thanks for the link.

i wonder if it's the MP aspect of descent that made it #1 on the list..?

i like how the thread turns into a flamewar about OS/2 haha 😀

Reply 33 of 37, by Bruno128

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kohellus@gmail.com wrote on 2022-05-14, 22:11:

voodoo1 and et6000. No idea if it will run but i have faster pc's so if thats not going to work...I need blood!

It will work on P1-100 ok and if you want to experiment a little check out the 1.20 patch allowing 3DFX Voodoo support lets say its not exactly stable but the acceleration would sure help.

Reply 36 of 37, by leileilol

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Gmlb256 wrote on 2022-05-20, 14:15:

I don't recommend the 3Dfx versions of both Blood and Shadow Warrior, the renderer isn't properly hardware-accelerated.

This. Basically they were done out of demand and how texture pixelization was the devil in 1997-98 when 3d cards were the hot thing. The way it worked doesn't render the game in true 3d but use them as a span driver and that's executed terribly as it's still practically a software renderer, only with way more thrash, just so textures can look only vertically filtered. Palette lookups are still very much in use, so there's no effectively greater color depth.

Also they don't support voxels, which Blood and SW had a lot of.

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Reply 37 of 37, by gdjacobs

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Using cache tricks, a P1 can run a wide variety of older speed sensitive games as well. Not as nicely as a PMMX, mind you, but still a nice capability.

All hail the Great Capacitor Brand Finder