First post, by Lizardude
While I have 98 duel-booted with XP on my computer, I am becoming concerned that I will eventually be unable to use 98, as support for 98 is slowly becoming poorer and poorer.
So even though I can run doom engine games fine now, I would like to know what kind of computer I will need to get them to run in DOSBox, when the time comes that DOSBox is my only option. I want to be able to play Chex Quest and Strife until the day I die.
Currently, I have 1GB of ram, a Pentium 4 3.2ghz CPU, and an ATI Radeon 9800 pro 128mb. I have followed all the advice I can find for improving the performance of DOSBox, and I still cannot get Doom engine games to run at a decent frame rate. I have tried increasing my CPU cycles, and it does help, but after a certain point, the music goes out of tune and the problem becomes really bad. In order to run these games as well as they run on my 98, what kind of computer is needed?
Just an extra note: I've noticed that the game loads faster in DOSBox than in 98, even if it runs slower while in the game.