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Windows 7: Retro gaming rig?

13 Oct 2015   #1
yomama365

Windows 7 pro x64 (or win 10 pro)
 
 
Retro gaming rig?

Would a Pentium ii 450mhz and windows 98se be a good match for a doom 1/2, quake 1/2/3, dos games pc. Or was win 2000 that era. Id rather a p5 or a 486 but im getting the p2 for free. Any ideas on cool mods or things to do to it and post here, maby force win 7 on it heheh


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13 Oct 2015   #2
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Since I played Quake 3 on a K6-3/450, a P2/450 would definitely play it without issue....

(I never tried Quake/Q2 on Win2000, but, Q3 for sure will play....
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13 Oct 2015   #3
yomama365

Windows 7 pro x64 (or win 10 pro)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mdd1963 View Post
Since I played Quake 3 on a K6-3/450, a P2/450 would definitely play it without issue....

(I never tried Quake/Q2 on Win2000, but, Q3 for sure will play....
Realistically i wanted a 486 pr Pentium becuse i wanted it to be a dos gaming build, but back in the day people still ran dos games on the p2 didnt they?
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13 Oct 2015   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does it really needs to be a retro "rig"?
Modern systems mostly can run older games though emulators. In particular, DosBox does a great job running most Dos games pretty much flawlessly on all major current OSs. I would seriously consider this way just because you can use the same system for both older and current things.

But if you want a dedicated system, a P1 or P2 would be ideal I think. I would run Win98 without trouble, which in turn can run many games without problems. A 486 would suffice, but Windows most likely would be slow, and the most exigent games of the time might have problems too.
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14 Oct 2015   #5
yomama365

Windows 7 pro x64 (or win 10 pro)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Does it really needs to be a retro "rig"?
Modern systems mostly can run older games though emulators. In particular, DosBox does a great job running most Dos games pretty much flawlessly on all major current OSs. I would seriously consider this way just because you can use the same system for both older and current things.

But if you want a dedicated system, a P1 or P2 would be ideal I think. I would run Win98 without trouble, which in turn can run many games without problems. A 486 would suffice, but Windows most likely would be slow, and the most exigent games of the time might have problems too.
Im doing it for fun, dosbox doesnt feel the same xD
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14 Oct 2015   #6
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yomama365 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Does it really needs to be a retro "rig"?
Modern systems mostly can run older games though emulators. In particular, DosBox does a great job running most Dos games pretty much flawlessly on all major current OSs. I would seriously consider this way just because you can use the same system for both older and current things.

But if you want a dedicated system, a P1 or P2 would be ideal I think. I would run Win98 without trouble, which in turn can run many games without problems. A 486 would suffice, but Windows most likely would be slow, and the most exigent games of the time might have problems too.
Im doing it for fun, dosbox doesnt feel the same xD
I fully understand. It's sort of like restoring a '64 Mustang, and taking it out on "oldies cruise nite" at the local Bob's Big Boy.
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14 Oct 2015   #7
yomama365

Windows 7 pro x64 (or win 10 pro)
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Does it really needs to be a retro "rig"?
Modern systems mostly can run older games though emulators. In particular, DosBox does a great job running most Dos games pretty much flawlessly on all major current OSs. I would seriously consider this way just because you can use the same system for both older and current things.

But if you want a dedicated system, a P1 or P2 would be ideal I think. I would run Win98 without trouble, which in turn can run many games without problems. A 486 would suffice, but Windows most likely would be slow, and the most exigent games of the time might have problems too.
Im doing it for fun, dosbox doesnt feel the same xD
I fully understand. It's sort of like restoring a '64 Mustang, and taking it out on "oldies cruise nite" at the local Bob's Big Boy.
I was born in 1999 so i was never around in that pc era, and to me its one of the most interesting eras in pc history, all these cool chips like the 8086, 286, 386, 486 (for unknown reason my favorite), pentium, pentium 2. Awesome games like Doom, quake ect. I play them on dos box but for me its not about nostalgia, its experiencing it for the first time authentically. Might try putting modern heatsink on a 486 to see temps xD
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14 Oct 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Does it really needs to be a retro "rig"?
Modern systems mostly can run older games though emulators. In particular, DosBox does a great job running most Dos games pretty much flawlessly on all major current OSs. I would seriously consider this way just because you can use the same system for both older and current things.

But if you want a dedicated system, a P1 or P2 would be ideal I think. I would run Win98 without trouble, which in turn can run many games without problems. A 486 would suffice, but Windows most likely would be slow, and the most exigent games of the time might have problems too.
Im doing it for fun, dosbox doesnt feel the same xD
I fully understand. It's sort of like restoring a '64 Mustang, and taking it out on "oldies cruise nite" at the local Bob's Big Boy.
Yikes I wouldn't guess that comparison would be anywhere close
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14 Oct 2015   #9
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Im doing it for fun, dosbox doesnt feel the same xD
I fully understand. It's sort of like restoring a '64 Mustang, and taking it out on "oldies cruise nite" at the local Bob's Big Boy.
Yikes I wouldn't guess that comparison would be anywhere close
Hmmm? Nostalgia dude. The effect, the feeling. My buddies and I are going to take our Mustangs and 486's to Bob's Big Boy this Saturday night. It will be a blast.
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14 Oct 2015   #10
yomama365

Windows 7 pro x64 (or win 10 pro)
 
 

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I fully understand. It's sort of like restoring a '64 Mustang, and taking it out on "oldies cruise nite" at the local Bob's Big Boy.
Yikes I wouldn't guess that comparison would be anywhere close
Hmmm? Nostalgia dude. The effect, the feeling. My buddies and I are going to take our Mustangs and 486's to Bob's Big Boy this Saturday night. It will be a blast.
Ayy lmao
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