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Forum: Software 2021-10-31, 07:00
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
Yes, that’s what I’m talking about! The days...

Yes, that’s what I’m talking about! The days when a comparatively complex game (compared to todays FPS games) was sold in stores bundled with a joystick with a hat switch!!!!

Or a copy of a game...
Forum: Software 2021-10-31, 06:20
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
No, I haven’t and I bet you’re right. What would...

No, I haven’t and I bet you’re right. What would wine do, run an emulated version of Win98 or can one install and run an old 3dfx game directly somehow?

Just wondering too - the old desktop I’m...
Forum: Software 2021-10-31, 06:16
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
Thanks for the quick reply and info. If torture...

Thanks for the quick reply and info. If torture tests don’t test numbers for primarily, what is the CPU doing when we run a torture test? After all this time using the torture tests, I have to...
Forum: Software 2021-10-28, 01:45
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
Quick question let’s say, I run the “Torture...

Quick question let’s say, I run the “Torture test” for 2 or 3 days just to make sure everything’s running ok….

What happens if the computer discovers a new prime number? Is that even possible?
...
Forum: Software 2021-10-27, 20:56
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
Yes - DOSBox is excellent! One of my simulator...

Yes - DOSBox is excellent! One of my simulator games runs better on DOSBox than it did in its native DOS. I can use digital joysticks and other controllers that didn’t even exist when the game came...
Forum: Software 2021-10-25, 03:05
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
I do remember a little something about that. I’m...

I do remember a little something about that. I’m sure you’re right. Those commands are familiar!!

We were kind of pranksters back then and I wanted to write programs that made it look like the...
Forum: Software 2021-10-25, 02:43
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
Yes!!! The first DOS MW2 versions might be...

Yes!!! The first DOS MW2 versions might be considered crude but the 3D accelerated versions of MW2 still hold up today. It was the cool soundtrack music that played during the missions that helped...
Forum: Software 2021-10-25, 02:38
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
Awesome, thanks! I remember my high school...

Awesome, thanks!

I remember my high school friend helping me write a silly program on that thing. I recall I wanted the screen to flash random colors, I think going from slow to fast.

After it...
Forum: Software 2021-10-25, 02:33
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
I remember that game from the PC Gamer magazine! ...

I remember that game from the PC Gamer magazine! I never played it, but it was popular.
Forum: Software 2021-10-22, 21:59
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
Yeah - watching my son play Call of Duty on his...

Yeah - watching my son play Call of Duty on his big monitor in 4K, or whatever, actually makes me nauseous.

I was into land combat simulations back then - Armored Fist, Mechwarrior2, M1 Tank...
Forum: Software 2021-10-21, 10:50
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
Yes, 100% correct. There was kind of a “golden...

Yes, 100% correct. There was kind of a “golden age” of desktop PC gaming in the late ‘90s. We had great simulation games that were optimized for 3Dfx cards. There were special versions of...
Forum: Software 2021-10-21, 02:47
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
Thumbs up Update: Prime95 v20 Works Fine

Thanks for the info. I just downloaded it, unzipped it, and double-clicked on Prime95.exe and started the torture test.

On this old version, there are no options for small FFTs, in-place FFTs,...
Forum: Software 2021-10-20, 17:06
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
Yes, the purpose of running it is just for...

Yes, the purpose of running it is just for hardware reliability testing. I don't anticipate running Prime95 much longer than 24 hours or so.


Thanks for the links - interesting.
Forum: Software 2021-10-20, 06:59
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
Thumbs up Outstanding, thanks! Seeing the text below...

Outstanding, thanks!

Seeing the text below in the read me file of version 20 makes me feel better about installing and running it:

The "Start at Bootup" menu choice (on by default) will run...
Forum: Software 2021-10-20, 05:58
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By RetroGamer
Running Prime95 on Windows 98 OS

Hello,

I am new to this forum. I’m not an overclocker but I use Prime95, memtest, IntelBurnTest, Furmark, 3DMark and all the other typical OC programs to test hardware stability.

I have a few...
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