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by fabiobol
Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:29 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What's the fastest video card for DOS games?
Replies: 8
Views: 14971

I tried with a PCI-Motherboard an I put inside a Matrox Millennium PCI with 4 MB of memory... the results were better, but Big Red Racing was still very slow. Then I tried with a S3 Trio 64V+ with 2 MB and the games ran quite well but, again, Big Red Racing was quite slow. The minimum requirements s...
by fabiobol
Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help, my 386 can't start
Replies: 6
Views: 14389

Thanks a lot. I have replaced the integrated battery with another, similar to the batteries that you can find in watches, and now the bios is still keeping the information.
by fabiobol
Tue May 30, 2006 4:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help, my 386 can't start
Replies: 6
Views: 14389

Thanks, i used an ISA controller, but now the BIOS doesn't keep the informations. I must use an external battery. I will connect 2x 1.5 Volts - 2350 Ah batteries. I will see if it works.
by fabiobol
Sun May 21, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I want to build a 386-system
Replies: 11
Views: 15531

Has anybody got a 386??? I live in italy... if someone lives in europe, i will cosider buying a 386-CPU with motherboard!
by fabiobol
Sun May 21, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What's the fastest video card for DOS games?
Replies: 8
Views: 14971

Try to understand me: I'm italian, my English is not as good as I wanted... I'm sorry. I edit the message.
by fabiobol
Sat May 20, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What's the fastest video card for DOS games?
Replies: 8
Views: 14971

In your opinion, is there any way to make Big Red Racing work on my DX-4?
by fabiobol
Fri May 19, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What's the fastest video card for DOS games?
Replies: 8
Views: 14971

What's the fastest video card for DOS games?

At the moment, I'm using an Intel 486 DX-4/100, with 40 MB RAM, 2 GB WD HDD, Sound Blaster AWE32 (very, very long!), 56K modem and a Cirrus Logic GD 5428 Vesa video Card (1 MB ). Duke Nukem 3d, using a better resolution than 320x200, runs quite slow. Big Red Racing, also, runs at very few frames per...
by fabiobol
Thu May 04, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cannot use DukeNukem 3D! Audio troubles
Replies: 6
Views: 10054

I used 32-bit colour with a Maxtrox G200 with 8 MB of memory.
I used 16-bit colour also with a S3 Trio64V+ with 1 MB of memory without any problems.
So in my opinion it is'n possible that i cannot set my ET4000 at least at 65000 colours.
by fabiobol
Wed May 03, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cannot use DukeNukem 3D! Audio troubles
Replies: 6
Views: 10054

This evening I will try it. My TSENG ET4000AX is better than an integrated Cirrus Logic?

Both of them have 1 MB of video memory... The Cirrus can use 16-bit colour but the Tseng doesn't go over 256 colours. Is there any way to make true color working?
by fabiobol
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cannot use DukeNukem 3D! Audio troubles
Replies: 6
Views: 10054

Cannot use DukeNukem 3D! Audio troubles

I have a Super-dos machine: AST Bravo LC/66D, with cpu changed, i486DX4/100 MHz, 48 MB EDO RAM, 4 GB HDD, video Cirrus integrated (1 MB) and Sound Blaster 16 Value (non PnP). I also have modem, which gives me the possibility to surf the web with Windows 95. I tried to use Duke Nukem 3D... the game r...
by fabiobol
Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My super DOS-machine!
Replies: 4
Views: 8222

And what about video card? The integrated-Cirrus Logic video card isn't too bad for dos games, but the Motherboard has got a Vesa local bus slot not used. If i put in a VLB card, will I notice better performances? If not, which ISA video card would you suggest me to put in?
by fabiobol
Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help, my 386 can't start
Replies: 6
Views: 14389

So, in your opinion, the motherboard is broken, in some ways... well, I will throw it away! Turning off the fdd is impossible, because the System BIOS in the Prolinea models is installed on the HDD!!!
by fabiobol
Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My super DOS-machine!
Replies: 4
Views: 8222

My super DOS-machine!

While my 386 Compaq isn't available, I built another dos-machine. Here is its configuration: AST Bravo LC 4/66d: i replaced the CPU and the HDDs i486DX4- 100 MHz 48 MB EDO RAM 1,2 GB Conner HDD; 2 GB Samsung HDD; Sound Blaster Pro 2X CD-Rom conected to the Sound blaster pro video cirrus logic 1 MB i...
by fabiobol
Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help, my 386 can't start
Replies: 6
Views: 14389

Help, my 386 can't start

Hi, there is a problem on my Compaq ProLinea 3/25zs, with a i386SX-25 MHz CPU, 4 MB RAM and HD Quantum 540 MB. When turning on the system, the monitor views the video BIOS and system BIOS information, and then shows "601-Diskette controller error". I tried everything, from changing the FDD to changi...
by fabiobol
Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How to watch DivX with a Pentium MMX?
Replies: 1
Views: 5489

How to watch DivX with a Pentium MMX?

I tried to watch many DiVX with Windows Media Player 7, 9, BSPlayer, VLC e MPlayer. but with all the results were very bad. If I use QuickView, the images go fast, but every 2 or 3 seconds, the video stops and goes on after a bit... I tried to preload sound, i solved the problem, but I had to wait a...
by fabiobol
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I want to build a 386-system
Replies: 11
Views: 15531

If I use a 386-SX, could I try to use Windows 95?
by fabiobol
Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I want to build a 386-system
Replies: 11
Views: 15531

So, I have to choose a motherboard with a 386DX built-in. Am I right?
by fabiobol
Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I want to build a 386-system
Replies: 11
Views: 15531

Very good!! But I don't know which socket should I choose... could you help me, please?
by fabiobol
Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Can USB run under Windows 95? Yes, but how?
Replies: 17
Views: 26624

I have also Windows 98, but I would prefer windows 95 because is faster on my PC.
by fabiobol
Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:41 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I want to build a 386-system
Replies: 11
Views: 15531

I want to build a 386-system

I want to build a 386 PC. But... what socket shall I use? I'm trying to find a motherboard for it, but I actuallt don't know if socket 2 and 3 are correct: if I correctly remember, the socket 2 and 3 were for the 486 cpu. Again, will Windows 95B run on a 386DX-20 MHz, 16 MB RAM, 1 GB SCSI HD, and 2x...