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by swaaye
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 5.25" / 5 1/4" floppy drive-USB?
Replies: 9
Views: 50104

Modern BIOSs and OSs still support 5.25" drives so you could just buy one and hook it up on the regular floppy connection. Why not? If you're only going to use it once.... You can get combo drives that have both a 3.5" and 5.25" in the same unit. That would be fun to have in your modern machine to "...
by swaaye
Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Looking for a DOS Gaming Laptop
Replies: 21
Views: 49897

Hey I'm with you on preferring to use old hardware. I wouldn't mind having an old laptop, as I have had those machines in the past. But let me elaborate on why I will not be heading down that road. :D One problem is, as I said, that their LCDs were terrible. Really, really bad. They update very slow...
by swaaye
Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: STTNG: A Final Unity DosBox Guide
Replies: 0
Views: 4067

STTNG: A Final Unity DosBox Guide

-= Star Trek TNG A Final Unity within DOSBOX =- Tutorial gone. :) It seems that DOSBOX 0.73 runs the game installer fine now and the game itself may be fine with DOS4GW now too. So just install the game as you would any other DOS game. I you'd still like to try DOS32A instead: STTNG.OVL with DOS32A ...
by swaaye
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Old CD Magazines / Magazine CDs for download
Replies: 21
Views: 86254

2LT Worm wrote:I downloaded the one that is Mac compatible...let's see if I can get Classic working on here again.
btw, all of the CDROM Today CDs are for both Mac and PC.
by swaaye
Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Old CD Magazines / Magazine CDs for download
Replies: 21
Views: 86254

Thanks for the sticky. I hope people have fun with these bits of history.
by swaaye
Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Old CD Magazines / Magazine CDs for download
Replies: 21
Views: 86254

Old CD Magazines / Magazine CDs for download

I have some old CD magazines that I thought you guys might enjoy. They are all from 1994-6. Some of them will work in XP but no promises :) The downloads are 7zipped ISOs (200-350 MB). If anyone has more of these, let me know!!! Identical files available from 2 different sources. PC Magazine Fall 19...
by swaaye
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Looking for a DOS Gaming Laptop
Replies: 21
Views: 49897

old notebooks have terrible LCDs, btw. they don't get better with age, either. :)

Best to get something recent with a powerful CPU and use dosbox.
by swaaye
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Compaq deskpro disaster!
Replies: 11
Views: 21079

Take the mobo out, remove the CPU, RAM, and any other removable parts and give it a nice bath. Dish soap+water dip and/or some isopropyl alcohol (70 or 90%). Maybe even get out a soft brush and go at it. An optional final step is a nice, spot-free rinse with distilled water (rinses away bad ions and...
by swaaye
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: FPS + RTS = FPRTS Do you know any?
Replies: 17
Views: 25495

Thread revival! Battlezone 1 and 2 for PC are where it's at for this genre. There is another game called Uprising that's similar too. I really liked the Battlezone games and wish they'd make me another. And to the guy who complained about BZ2's graphics: well what do you expect? It came out in 2000....