First post, by urbanus
I have created a Memory Patch collection for Windows 98SE for use on more modern machines with large amounts of RAM, and DOS Sound Blaster compatibility.
My test machine was an AMD Athlon 64 X2 with 4GB of RAM.
Video demo: https://youtu.be/CWHTlMbuxMc
(Video demo is of an older version, matches Option 3 in the new menu)
The 4 memory configurations
1. Max 512MB of RAM is seen by Windows
2. Max 512MB of RAM, PATCHMEM (Rudolph R. Loew)
3. Max 512MB of RAM, HIMEMX.EXE, UMBPCI.SYS
4. Max 2048MB of RAM, PATCHMEM (Rudolph R. Loew)
I had issues getting my Sound Blaster Live card and the DOS driver to not crash Windows on bootup when also using memory patches. So my version allows it to use the DOS driver while also running on a machine with more than 1 GB of RAM.
This allows retro gaming on less attractive hardware, and enables dual booting with more modern operating systems, I have tested with Windows XP and Windows 10.
More links and info about the patch is available in the video https://youtu.be/CWHTlMbuxMc .