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 No.1917[View All]

There's already a DOS thread, let's have one on PC gaming in the Win95/98 era.
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 No.1958

>>1925
Would you say IV was better or worse than III?

>>1917
Someone needs to make an EVA spoof with Tre/vr/ and pals.
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 No.1964

>>1917
how the fuk is it possible to play win95/8 games on todays PCs.
dosbox no good, and win7 64bit not backwards compatible with win95/8 games.
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 No.1990

File: 1427215251506.jpg (4.32 KB, 256x192, 4:3, index.jpg)

>>1964
I wish I knew.

I really wish I knew.
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 No.1997

>>1964
umm, virtualbox?
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 No.2188

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 No.2192

>>1964

GOG puts out good ports.

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 No.2289

Isn't it possible to right click on the exe, go into properties and select 'run in compatibility mode' with windows 98?

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 No.2527

File: 1432846542154.jpg (148.12 KB, 650x650, 1:1, revolt.jpg)

Not sure if re-volt is 95/98

>>1928

topkek

I thought those were chocolate bars

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 No.2528

File: 1432846560252.jpg (23.41 KB, 344x386, 172:193, croc.jpg)

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 No.2537

>>2289

I have never gotten that to actually work.

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 No.2972

File: 1436047099625.png (156.36 KB, 256x308, 64:77, Total_Annihilation_Coverar….png)

Pic related

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 No.3046

File: 1436538952213.jpg (63.49 KB, 640x773, 640:773, 2647_front.jpg)

Postal before Postal. Nice explosions lol

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 No.3051

>>3046

>Postal before developers prioritized being edgelords over making a decent game about causing as much destruction as possible

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 No.3072

>>2527

Re-Volt is a classic. Still works on Win 7.

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 No.3084

Quality early Direct-x emulation when?

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 No.3105

>>3084

fuck this

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 No.3106

>>3105

*fucking this!

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 No.3125

>>1964

Do you even Linux?

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 No.3412

>>1964

You can run 98/95 through DOSBox. It's a pain in the ass to configure but it can be done. Same goes for 3.1.

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 No.3648

can you guys help me remember please, when i as a kid we got a 98 machine with some game installed from previous owner that was like isometric set underground and you played as a flaoting hand, there was mention of terrain and i think demons

since i mostly played nintendo it stuck out to me along with doom for being something different from kiddy fare

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 No.3653

>>3648

You played as a floating hand? Or that was the cursor?

And can you remember what genre it was?

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 No.3660

>>3653

sorry i meant it was your cursor and it was top down and i believe isometric gameplay had terrian forming but i cant remember much else sorry

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 No.3666

>>3648

>>3660

Pretty sure you're thinking of Dungeon Keeper.

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 No.3674

>>3666

thanks, im not sure if it was 1 or 2 but ill play both until i figure it out but it looks to be the one from youtube videos

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 No.3678

File: 1440492578996.gif (40.51 KB, 375x500, 3:4, 1265509022963.gif)

>>3666

That was pretty vague. Good detective work, Satan.

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 No.3721

File: 1441212142964.png (70.8 KB, 640x480, 4:3, 288790-the-need-for-speed-….png)

>>1917

Any way to play this on modern PCs?

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 No.3722

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 No.4367

Is there a good starting point to go through old Win95/98 games? It's an area I haven't gotten into yet, but I'm sorting out my PC soon so I was going to pirate WinXP. Or would dual booting it with Win95 be preferable so games work properly?

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 No.5210

>>2972

my favorite all time game!

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 No.5211

File: f1c9aeec29368a2⋯.jpg (110.92 KB, 700x525, 4:3, 240766474-4634466-700_700.jpg)

These things were like PS1 demo discs in that if you were a poorfag, these were pretty much all you had.

Only two I can distinctly remember are pic related and one of those eGames discs, though.

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 No.5218

>tfw you will never be able to perfectly emulate Mechwarrior 3 before 2030

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 No.6554

>>3046

This game would be amazing if remade, just re-render some higher-poly models, up the quality of the huds and fix the controls (they were trying to go for a Nuclear Throne style controls but had to deal with a lot of limitations from back in that era).

Oh and I guess non-interlaced cutscenes.

>>3051

The Postal series would have stuck around and received a far better future if they hadn't gone down that route. Think of the difference between Blood and the more cheesier DOS fps games.

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 No.6555

File: 27288b379b649cd⋯.jpg (55.82 KB, 640x480, 4:3, claw.jpg)

File: 1bab9473ef5c5fe⋯.jpg (41.36 KB, 640x480, 4:3, mdk.jpg)

File: a6cb477e7512220⋯.png (194.36 KB, 800x600, 4:3, outlaws.png)

Captain Claw, Outlaws and MDK are where its at.

MDK didn't even need a 3D-accelerated graphics card!

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 No.6570

>>1964

I've struggled with old games on 64-bit Windows for too long until I decided to dual boot Windows XP 32-bit, and never looked back.

Most, if not all, Windows 95/98 games run just fine on XP, some DOS games too.

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 No.6601

>>1964

its easier to play it on actual win95 hardware

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 No.6654

>>3412

Last time I checked DOSbox emulates a 486-tier CPU which isn't really powerful enough even for Quake 1, let alone later win9x-era stuff.

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 No.6655

>>1964

>win7 64bit not backwards compatible with win95/8 games.

The "64bit" bit is probably one of the main problems. 16-bit code can't execute in 64-bit Windows, and with Win9x being a 16/32-bit hybrid, most of its software is more or less crippled without 16-bit code being able to run.

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 No.6656

>>6601

Considering running win9x natively, what is the latest hardware you got Win98SE to run on and function properly? After 2005 drivers became a huge problem (foremostly video and audio - there's not much of a gaming experience if you're stuck with generic VGA video and no sound).

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 No.6877

File: d1e0531fd36fb89⋯.jpg (63.97 KB, 720x480, 3:2, Ibm300pl.jpg)

How much would it cost to build a sick 90s gaming/3d modeling rig?

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 No.6895

>>6877

Probably not too much, considering you can easily find Pentium 2/3 systems lying around waiting to be trashed.

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 No.6956

File: af662b421e7ed04⋯.png (194.47 KB, 970x546, 485:273, Nostalgia - k-bigpic.png)

File: 10d47be2ec485b9⋯.gif (259 B, 36x33, 12:11, Nostalgia - Technology - n….gif)

File: 86619add7765732⋯.png (718.98 KB, 800x600, 4:3, Personal - Nostalgia - Com….png)

File: 6fd2055f7d51cff⋯.jpg (51.09 KB, 599x247, 599:247, k104 - 01.jpg)

File: 6b0e7b8bf88cfcd⋯.jpg (218.07 KB, 600x641, 600:641, Old Computer Ads - Compute….jpg)

>>6570

You do realize you can right click on the game's executable and you can choose to run it in "compatibility mode" for any older version of Windows you like… I'm just sayin.

Also, if you're gonna talk OLD school computer games you need to talk about Leisure Suit Larry, The Incredible Machine, Conway's Game Of Life, the Hugo series, Blackstone Chronicles, Day Of The Tentacle, the Magic Candle series, ZZT games, etc, etc.

The best keyboard of the era… and still the best keyboard of today, is the Mtek K104. If you don't have one of these boards… man you ain't nothin!

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 No.6963

>>6956

Compatibility mode rarely works right for games that actually give you trouble though. A lot of games can actually be really picky when running on old OS's and hardware too.

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 No.6964

>>4367

Fallout 1-2

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 No.7669

Please don't go. The drones need you; they look up to you.

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 No.7692

File: dfd5344566bf10e⋯.gif (123.51 KB, 720x852, 60:71, Chextr_041.gif)

Chex Quest, one of the few games of that post-DOS era I played (I installed Slackware in 1995).

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 No.7705

Goofy Golf (Demo)

There was some game with a few different mini games. One was frogger-like? One had four colored skulls? I think yiu had ti solve matgs problems and pick a skull? I recall one being black and others being colored. One had some skeletons but it crashed due to file corruption for me.

There was some other flat gridded game with bright colored blocks, not Tetris at all (very static?) but it reminds me of Tetris.

Rats (killing rat infestation with a bunch of weapons)

Please excuse the vague descriptions, I was 6 or so.

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 No.7821

File: eb65cac72a2689d⋯.jpg (200.84 KB, 848x477, 16:9, 9b459f274856c1ea_848x477.jpg)

Actual Win95/98 player reporting in:

> 3DMark 2001

> Max Payne 1

> F14/F2? Lighting

> Star Wars Racing thingy

> Quake 1

> Quake 2

> Need for Speed

> MK3

> GTA 3 (swapped like crazy)

> Project IGI

> Hitman 47

> Operation Flashpoint (amazing for its day)

> CS 1.1+

> MOHAA

> RTCW

> Worms 2

> Battlefield 1942

> ColinMcrae Rally

> …

Pentium II-400, ??Mb, possible 3DFX (unconfirmed)

Duron 900/64Mb/GF2MX

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 No.7822

And I forgot the one that really impressed with grafix/sound - Ghost Recon, looks nice even today. And can't stress enough awesomness of OPF, it even has a speed of sound sumulated, real sky navigation with stars, good music, good stuff.

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 No.7918

File: 4e6377e47b94c8c⋯.jpeg (79.19 KB, 1280x720, 16:9, UnrealIntro.jpeg)

As much as I like the Quake series, I have to admit being blown away by Unreal when it came out. Being able to run this masterpiece @ 1440p under Linux is a real treat.

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 No.7991

>win95/98

"the age of the plague", as i recall it

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