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by Unknown_K
Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Cats or dogs, which do you prefer?
Replies: 43
Views: 37600

Well a pet is a pet, not a trained beer fetcher.. don't be selfish. I never had a dog (well once we had a german sheppard for a month), but plenty of cats here. Each cat has its own personality and are nice to have around. Not having to pick up big piles of shit from the neighbors sidewalk while the...
by Unknown_K
Sat May 20, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What's the fastest video card for DOS games?
Replies: 8
Views: 15144

Tseng ET4000 based VLB cards should do well in DOS games, most other accelerators were designed for Windows performance.
by Unknown_K
Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I want to build a 386-system
Replies: 11
Views: 15714

386 are fine for older games, use the turbo function button to drop a 33/40Mhz part down to 8Mhz if the games run too fast (without rebooting). P200's are nice for the last DOS era games as stated. There are 386's that are surface mounted (last generation) but most used a socket (not a ZIF socket li...
by Unknown_K
Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Dosgames members meeting
Replies: 28
Views: 20375

Are you guys setting up a permanent channel?
by Unknown_K
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tips for those who want DOS computers
Replies: 7
Views: 10370

I think what people offer and post as wanted depends on the economy of the area. Computer equipment tends to be in demand all over, so if something is posted people who camp out on the computer and hit refresh on their email every 5 seconds will tend to snag it first. Most people hand the decent equ...
by Unknown_K
Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: PC Speaker or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 18784

The only built in sound I can tolerate was the speaker found in the Tandy machines (I have a Tandy 1000HX PC Jr compatible type machine for the very old CGA and TGA games). The only thing the PC speaker is good for is letting me know a newer machine is overheating or there is a problem on bootup (an...
by Unknown_K
Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 5.25 floppy drive
Replies: 17
Views: 25055

I prefer the Dual Floppy drive units (3.5" and 5.25" HD both in the space of a cdrom type bay).

My 386/40 uses one of those, and I do have a decent selection of games and files on 5.25" DD and HD disks (because that is what I used in the 19880's and early 1990's).
by Unknown_K
Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I want to build a 386-system
Replies: 11
Views: 15714

Some are surface mounted (mine is), others have a socket so the CPU can be replaced. It is much easier and cheaper just to find a motherboard and chip installed on ebay then to hunt for each item seperatly.
by Unknown_K
Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I want to build a 386-system
Replies: 11
Views: 15714

I don't think there was a socket designation for 386 systems. Anyway try to find a 386 DX 40 motherboard with 8x 30 pin RAM slots, a FPU installed would be nice also. If the battery is dead and leaking replace it or it will kill the keyboard port. You will need a Serial mouse (unless you get an old ...
by Unknown_K
Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SoundBlaster Pro Compatiblity
Replies: 6
Views: 9208

The Soundblaster 16 and later cards were never Soundblaster Pro 2.0 100% compatible because of changes in hardware (I have a SBpro 2.0 just for this reason). So do you know which games, if any, are effected by this issue ?!? I'm sure there are some but couldn't you then just use the older SB 1.0 co...
by Unknown_K
Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SoundBlaster Pro Compatiblity
Replies: 6
Views: 9208

The Soundblaster 16 and later cards were never Soundblaster Pro 2.0 100% compatible because of changes in hardware (I have a SBpro 2.0 just for this reason).
by Unknown_K
Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SIMM memory: What is the maximum size?
Replies: 12
Views: 15178

I have another 950 with a dead PS, still hoping to find a replacement for it.
by Unknown_K
Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Windows V.S. Macintosh
Replies: 12
Views: 17570

Apple has made quite a few pieces of garbage in its time along with some classic expandable machines. There are crappy games for every platform ever made, nothing new there. If you think there are better games for the Mac because fewer were made I would have to say you are nuts.
by Unknown_K
Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SIMM memory: What is the maximum size?
Replies: 12
Views: 15178

My Quadra 950 (Mac) takes 16x16mb 30 pin simms for 256MB total (I have 3 banks of 16mb and one of 4mb in it now)
by Unknown_K
Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Windows V.S. Macintosh
Replies: 12
Views: 17570

There are numerous versions of Windows and Mac OS each with good and bad points to them. The best OS is the one that runs your applications with the least amount of problems added on the hardware specified by the application.
by Unknown_K
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What about the non-original chipsets?
Replies: 15
Views: 15499

The chipsets that did support SDRAM had one or maybe 2 sockets and only used small sizes of slow PC66 dimms, not much of an advantage. Super socket 7 boards had better chipsets but were aimed at K6's since intel had moved onto the P2 by then (BX chipset being the best/most stable). http://www.pcguid...
by Unknown_K
Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What about the non-original chipsets?
Replies: 15
Views: 15499

The best Intel Pentium chipset was the HX (server class). The VX and TX could not cache more then 64MB of memory (so if you add more your system slows down quite a bit). There were other differences too.
by Unknown_K
Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Media, Entertainment, & Music
Topic: VHS VERSUS DVD
Replies: 22
Views: 27086

There are alot of movies out on VHS that will never see DVD because they are just not that popular. The same thing happened in music when records got replaced by tapes and then cd's. There will always be something that never makes the jump. I voted for DVD because the stuff I like is in widescreen a...
by Unknown_K
Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SIMM memory: What is the maximum size?
Replies: 12
Views: 15178

Older machines had burned roms, not flashable firmware like in the later machines Pentium and later.