Reading What Rules

Mar 19, 2002 10:04 # 2486

Jaz *** smiles...

My old PC!

Sunday I rediscovered my old PC. I saw the faithful, shiny box and immediately became obsessed of playing some of my old games again - Lucasarts' Full Throttle to be exact.

I didn't have much faith in getting this done quickly as I carried and stuffed tons of old cables and periphery devices into my already littered room (all this under Ettena's unbelieving eyes). Finding DOS 6.2 somewhere, freeing up enough memory for the game to run, and top of all getting a weird onboard soundchip to sing Ben's chain smoker voice for me - and all this on one Sunday evening, how were my chances??

But guess what - when I switched on my old pal he still had a dated copy of Windows on it. I played around for five minutes maybe, rebooted into DOS (the other DOS :) ).

CD-Drive? Worked!

Launched Full Throttle installer program - WORKED!

Configured sound card - Worked immediately with full Soundblaster Pro support!

Launched THROTTLE.EXE... and I was in heaven.

'Yeah, That's what Jesus would do. Jesus would bomb Afghanistan. Yeah.' - snowlion

Mar 19, 2002 14:21 # 2490

schatten * replies...

Gonna top that :)

within less than one our i set up one of my old machines (a p200mmx my girlfriend used to use - now she has a vaio and does not need this great machine any more) only with one boot-disk i created on my other dino and managed to install a awe32 and played 'shadow warrior' with a SERIAL cable :)

let me repeat that .. S E R I A L cable! that's somekind of weird in times where i can't live without dhcp and 100mbit ;)

Note that, u. o. u., s. is not a computer program and his answers might not always be appropriate.

Mar 20, 2002 08:56 # 2495

Jaz *** throws in his two cents...

Re: Gonna top that :)

You want to top that with a P200?? It's almost new! I'm currently considering finding a hard disk and graphics adapter for our really old 486. Many games don't even run on the Pentium I unfortunately.

Hey I don't mind what people are saying, but DOS were The Times ©. RipScript, Turbo Pascal, Telemate, Wildcat BBS, SETSOUND.EXE, yeah baby. I remember that when I got my first PC (this P1 I just reactivated) and I needed to get my data from my Dad's PC, I set up a copy of ProBoard on my new box and let my father call me through the internal telephone system (using Terminate). Then we transfered 200 MB at the blazing speed of 2 KB/sec.

It took days, but man, we rocked.

'Yeah, That's what Jesus would do. Jesus would bomb Afghanistan. Yeah.' - snowlion

Mar 20, 2002 10:44 # 2500

schatten * replies...

Yup

the points were :
- less than one our
- serial cable connection (only _one try needed)

Note that, u. o. u., s. is not a computer program and his answers might not always be appropriate.

Mar 20, 2002 10:16 # 2498

madmaxx *** replies...

Re: My old PC!

i still use all of my old boxes i own:

my 486 dx2/66 (okay, upgraded to 32 mb ram) is my firewall with dhcp and dns caching

my p1 133 (also upgraded to 128 mb ram) is my "lab rat" - tested darwin, slink (yeah, i wanted to *feel* the old debian release), some hardware reconfig (the case hardly is shut) and will get a kick with freeBSD and openBSD soon

my k6-2 300 with 128mb ram is what my dad's working with by now.

in summer i'll loose my lab rat since my mother'll get a box for browsing and e-mail and i don't really see the need to buy a new one.

thx to linux i still can make use of my old boxes... my brother used to run win95 (he didn't like linux) on the 486 to browse...with 8mb ram... he started ie, went to lunch and when he was back it hopefully was finished loading... he could've had it much faster...

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. -- Mark Twain


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