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My new system for DOS GAMES

 
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fabiobol
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:10 am     Post subject: My new system for DOS GAMES Reply with quote

I want to build a computer for the old dos games. I write the configuration that i'm thinking:

Intel Pentium 100
32 MB RAM
HD 6 GB (IDE or SCSI)
CD rom 8x
Windows 98SE
VGA S3 Trio64V2 2 MB

is this machine sufficient for ALL dos games? Should I get some different-hardware? What chipset, in your opinion, should I choose for using a P100 as best as I can? A 430FX?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:07 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

No computer can run all games. (At least without troubles.)

Thou should get a real DOS (5.0-6.22) too. Thine's too fast for some games and under Windows, there isn't sound nor CD without autoexec.bat editin'. (Which still requires proper drivers.)

'The right hardstuff' tells 'em. RAM and CD are ok.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:01 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I'd say that if you're building it purely for playing old DOS games, you probably shouldn't install Win98 on it. On a machine that slow, with that little RAM, Windows would probably run insanely slow anyways. Pure DOS is best (properly configured of course) to run most DOS games.
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