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Games for very old computers!
edited June 2004 in Site Issues
I need some games that will run on 286. All mine don't run and I want to help my friend who uses his 286 just for editing texts.
Where to get some old games>?
Where to get some old games>?
How about playing very old DOS Games in Windows XP? XD
haha.. think it can't be done? DOSBox is your answer XD.
Check out http://dosbox.sourceforge.net for Official news
Check http://mypixels.dk/forums for the latest CVS Version Check http://members.home.nl/mabus for D-Fend a sweet frontend for DOSBox.
.. ok but anyways
I have the Originals (Box, inserts and packaging) of Operation Neptune, and Ancient Empries. Played them on an old 386 ..SX/DX? I'm not sure if it was both or only one.. But it was 33mHz with a turbo (2x) speed button which could be LOCKED. Haha.. and it had 4 Mbs of RAM of which 1 Mb was used from video...
Man, I'm only 21 lol. I never used a 286, 486, 586 (Pentium), Pentium 3.
My family moved from a 386 with Windows 3.1 (which I did dearly love) and hardly ever had troubles with.. Honest... and it's still kicking after all these years with only 210 mbs of HD space and only 1 Bad Sector. Soundblaster Pro Card still kicking in it. Diamond Graphics Driver (no idea what card it used for sure)
To a Pentium 2 with 266 mHz w/ MMX and 64 MBs of RAM running Windows 95B with an addon to make it 2.1 (USB support addon came on the CD). And I had the Enhancement IE CDs for a while that you could use to turn 95B into a lookalike 98 because it intergrated the Active Desktop and Quicklaunch taskbar. I love the Quicklaunch Taskbar. I could never dream having without using that. With 6.4 Gbs of HD Space (which had a critical faliure literally the internals of the drive MELTed??? some liquid oozed out and solidified on the electronic board) so we had to get a 20 gb HD to replace it and we had a S3 Virge GX/VX? card. Ensoniq Soundscape Wavetable card.. (nice actually)
Then I got myself a Pentium 4 with 2.4 gHz w/ SSE2, 256 Mbs of Ram running Windows XP (added Service Pack to SP1 and soon will to SP2 "when" it comes out), a GeForce 4 Ti 4200 w/ AGP 4x 128mbs onboard memory, Soundblaster Audigy 1 card.
80 Gbs of HD space.
And all of these computers came from Gateway and are still running with their original software although some.. like Win95 had to be redone and albeit WinXP (I hated the single partition) to make them work efficiently again.
Not all with original parts the CD Drive in the 386 was replaced from a 1X to a 4X if I remember. We still have a B Floppy Drive in the 386 as well.
There's more but everything still works on all the computers I've ever used.
Quite a leap no?
BTW: To stay on topic.. Go to www.the-underdogs.org ... they have a slew of old DOS Games that may be available to download. I like them although I hate the IIDA if that's the right Acronym bah. I think any software that stops being supported has a right to be free. You know... I think software has feelings and hates being locked away...
ROCKed the House... :P
NOTE: All of the Super Solver Series ala Operation Neptune, Ancient Empries, Treasure Mountain are on the-underdogs.org... I knew they were ...
I'm downloading Operation Neptune not because I don't have it but because I don't feel like fiddling with my old A Disks ...
All these great things together are less than 1Mb! Lots of fun stuff just in 780K! Fantastic!
http://www.mirrors.org/archived_softwar ... efault.htm
That's what I usually play on my 386!
BEST GAME CREATION SYSTEM EVER!!!
PS. Their site down, WAHHH
even in te days when it came out the graphics were crap, but hay, i'd buy it!
P.S there site is always down... bah..