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10-08-2018, 16:11   #1
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Well i have just dug out my fathers old IBM Acentia beast running windows 98 at 322Mhz!
Question is i can play some old games on there but i was wondering is there any games from back then that people would recommend. I only have 2 or 3 at the moment
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10-08-2018, 17:49   #2
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Hundreds of them. Half Life, Civilization 3, Commandos 1,2 Deus Ex, Soldier of Fortune, Gta, Mafia, Diablo 1,2 , Project IGI, Baldurs Gate 1,2 , Fallout 1,2 , Icewind Dale 1,2 , Planescape torment, Morrowind...list is really endless
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10-08-2018, 20:41   #3
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X-wing series
Syndicate series
Final Fantasy VII (yes this really did come out on PC)
Jedi Knight series
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10-08-2018, 20:55   #4
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Doom? Rise of the triads? COMMAND AND CONQUER?

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10-08-2018, 22:32   #5
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a while back i went through a phase of buying some on 5 inch floppy disks, proper oldskool, Ghostbusters is one of em, used to love that on the zx spectrum and C64.
Still got to get round to getting hold of a drive tho as i got made redundant, money got scarcer and i stopped looking, but now i have regular pay again?.............
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10-08-2018, 22:35   #6
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Doom? Rise of the triads? COMMAND AND CONQUER?

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Shellshock
Command & Conquer games that were only made by the original Westwood studios before they were bought out.
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10-08-2018, 22:38   #7
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I have to say im impressed with the machine i have acquired. All i did is hoover the case and re-pasted the CPU as its coming up to 20 years old. I will need a video card for it to play some of the more demanding games haha
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10-08-2018, 23:44   #8
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I have to say im impressed with the machine i have acquired. All i did is hoover the case and re-pasted the CPU as its coming up to 20 years old. I will need a video card for it to play some of the more demanding games haha
Try to find 3dfx Voodoo 3, 4 graphic card. PCI or AGP, depending on the mother board. That's perfect for 333 CPU.
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11-08-2018, 00:09   #9
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Croat77, i assume your clued up on pc building?

all i know at the moment is its a AMD K7 chip on a socket 7 board
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11-08-2018, 08:20   #10
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Croat77, i assume your clued up on pc building?

all i know at the moment is its a AMD K7 chip on a socket 7 board
Socket 7 motherboard and 333 mhz cpu means that you are running amd k6-2 333 mhz cpu on super socket 7 motherboard. It also means that your motherboard can have 2 types of RAM EDO or SDRAM (or both in some cases, I had Soyo ss7 mbo with support for both ram types, only I could use only one at the time) and 2 possible slots for graphic cards (AGP or PCI or both).

In gaming terms, if you want to get maximum form that computer, you want to max on RAM and get yourself Voodoo 3 PCI or AGP graphic cards depending on the slots on your motherboard. Forget about Nvidia, S3 and other card that were available at that time, because amd k6-2 simply works best with voodoo card, believe me, I tried every single one of them.

Best thing to do is to download some diagnostic tool for w98 to see exactly which version of ss7 mbo you have and then upgrade RAM and GPU according to specs

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11-08-2018, 10:23   #11
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Finding a decent AGP could be expensive, Voodoo cards are in demand by retro gamers, something like a TNT2 maybe more affordable or even things more powerful but you're gonna have AGP voltage problems early AGP slots were 3.3v later ones 1.5v or 0.8v
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11-08-2018, 18:50   #12
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Or you could sell it to Network Rail - their signaling network runs on AMD 333's ... so I was told.

In the meantime:

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/picture...-games.html#s1

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12-08-2018, 21:43   #13
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Or you could sell it to Network Rail - their signaling network runs on AMD 333's ... so I was told.
*sigh*

The speed of a machine or even its age has nothing to do with reliability or resilience as the case would be for something as critical as train signalling.

If the system has been validated with such a CPU then so be it. It would have been tested and ensured that it met minimum reliability and performance metrics. The testing itself is arguably the most expensive part of bringing such a system online.
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*sigh*

The speed of a machine or even its age has nothing to do with reliability or resilience as the case would be for something as critical as train signalling.

If the system has been validated with such a CPU then so be it. It would have been tested and ensured that it met minimum reliability and performance metrics. The testing itself is arguably the most expensive part of bringing such a system online.
*sigh*

I should have stated 'processor' (CPU) not the entire system.
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14-08-2018, 16:19   #15
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I have heard from a friend that you could get "virtual machines", on Win 10 for almost all old formats, but I suspect they may run faster on our newish machines? But I personally have no desire to go in this direction.
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14-08-2018, 16:25   #16
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I just checked ebay for Voodoo 3 cards, they are going above 100 . Voodoo 5500 for more than 350. Absolutely mental
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26-08-2018, 20:32   #17
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PC games i own

3d mazeman (just 1 cd) - no case
3d mini golf (dvd case, 1 cd)
555 games vol 2 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Adventure pinball forgotten island (dvd case, 1 cd)
age of empires gold edition (age of empires, rise of rome expansion pack) (1 cd)
Age of mythology (2 cds)
Alien breed (big box, floppies)
Battlefield 1942 worldwar 2 anthology (thicker dvd case, 4 cds)
Battlefield: bad company 2 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Battlefield 2142 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Bloodrayne (dvd case, 2 cds)
Borderlands (dvd case, 1 disc)
Broken sword the angel of death
Brothers in arms: earned in blood (dvd case, 1 cd)
Brothers in arms: hells highway (dvd case, 1 cd)
Brothers in arms : road to hill 30 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Call of duty (2 cds)
Call of duty united offensive expansion pack (2 cds)
Call of duty 2 collectors edition (dvd case, 2 cds)
Call of duty : world at war (dvd case, 1 cd)
Call of duty 4: modern warfare (dvd case, 1 cd)
Civilization IV Complete (inc:- Warlords, Beyond the sword expansion packs) (DVD case, 1 cd +Map)
Classic backgammon (dvd case, 1 cd)
Codename panzers phase 2 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Cold fear (dvd case, 1 cd)
command and conquer generals - deluxe edition) (4 discs)
Command and conquer : red alert 2 (dvd case, 2 cds)
Command and conquer : tiberian sun (dvd case, 2 cds)
Command and conquer 4 : tiberian twilight (dvd case, 1 cd)
Commandos 2: men of courage (dvd case, 1 cd)
Commandos 3: destination berlin (dvd case, 3 cds)
Company of heroes gold edition (company of heroes / opposing front double pack) (2 dvd cases in card slipcase, 2 cds)
Crysis (dvd case, 1 cd)
Dark messiah : might and magic (thicker dvd case, 2 cds)
Delta force black hawk down / team sabre double pack (dvd case, 2 cds)
Desperados wanted dead or alive (dvd case, 1 cd)
Desert strike (jewel case. 1 cd)
Deus Ex (dvd case, 1 disc)
Dracula (just 1 cd) - no case
Dune 2 / Cannon fodder 2 (jewel case, 2 cds)
Elder scrolls 3 - morrowind (2 discs)
Empire total war (dvd case, 2 discs)
Explosiv top 10 (virtua cop 2, sonic r, sonic 3d, sega worldwide soccer, panzer dragoon, virtua fighter 2, international cricket captain 2000, combat chess, pro pinball timeshock, sega touring cars) (card box - 6 discs only)
Explosiv 3 pack (battle of britain, art of war 2, chickamauga (dvd case, 3 cds)
Fade to black (no cover etc)
F1 2010 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Flight simulator 98 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Gangsters (dvd case, 1 cd)
Ghost recon advanced warfighter (dvd case, 1 cd)
The godfather (1 disc)
Grand theft auto 2 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Grand theft auto 3 (dvd case, 2 discs)
Grand theft auto 4 liberty city (dvd case, 2 cds)
Half-life (just 1 cd) - no case
Half-life generations (big box - 3cds, 2 jewel cases)
Halo 2 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Harry potter and the philosophers stone (dvd case, 1 cd)
Heart of darkness (jewel case, 1 disc)
Hidden and dangerous 2 (3 discs)
Hitlist 2004 (Championship manager, Republic the revolution, Tomb raider angel of darkness, colin mcrae rally 3, splinter cell, il2 sturmovik forgotten battles) box, still sealed
Hooligans storm over europe
House of the dead 3 (dvd case, 1 disc)
International cricket captain 2010 (dvd case, 1 cd)
I-war (jewel case, 3 discs)
Johnny herberts GP / Castrol honda superbike 2000 (dvd case, 2 cds)
Kingpin life of crime (jewel case, 1cd)
Lemmings (dvd case, 1 cd)
Lemmings and oh no more lemmings (dvd case, 1 cd)
Lemmings paintball (dvd case, 1 cd)
Magic carpet 2 (jewel case, 1 cd)
Medal of honor allied assault war chest (thicker dvd case, 4 cds)
Need for speed most wanted (dvd case, 1 cd)
Need for speed undercover (dvd case, 1 cd)
Need fr speed shift (dvd case, 1 cd)
Oddworld abes exodus (dvd case, 2 cds)
Oh no more lemmings (floppy disc)
Pacmax classics (dvd case, 1 cd)
PDC world championship darts 2008 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Peggle nights (dvd case, 1 cd)
Planet of the apes (2 discs)
Prey (dvd case, 1 cd)
Pro pinball - timeshock (dvd case, 1 cd)
Pusher (dvd case, 1 cd)
Rise of flight the first great air war (thicker dvd case, 1 cd)
Sacred Underworld (expansion pack for Sacred) (dvd case, 2 discs)
Saints row 2 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Scrabble (2005 edition)
The Sims - hot date
The Sims - On holiday
The Sims - house party
The Sims - superstar / megastar (no box just disc)
The sims 2 (+nightlife expansion pack, celebration stuff pack, bonus dvd) (2 dvds)
The sims 2 pets expansion pack (1 cd)
The sims 2 university expansion pack (2 cds)
Soldiers heroes of world war 2 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Sonic 3d (dvd case, 1 cd)
Sonic mega collection plus (dvd case, 1 cd)
Star trek voyager elite force (dvd case, 1 cd)
Star wars episode 1 racer
Star wars rebel assault 2 (jewel case, 2 discs)
Stuart little (dvd case, 1 cd)
Swat 3 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Syndicate wars (just 1 cd) - no case
Tactical ops assault on terror (dvd case, 1 cd)
Taking of beverly hills (floppy disc)
The elder scrolls (arena) (dvd case, 1 cd) - retro gamer disc
The lord of the rings: battle for middle earth (dvd case, 1 cd)
The lord of the rings: the battle for middle earth 2: the rise of the witch king (dvd case, 1 cd)
The lord of the rings: the battle for middle earth 2 collectors edition (thicker dvd case, 2 cds)
The lost treasures of alexandria (dvd case, 1 cd)
Theme hospital (jewel case, 1 cd)
Theme park world (1 disc)
The settlers IV (dvd case, 1 cd)
The settlers 7 - paths to kingdom (dvd case, 1 cd)
Tomb raider (dvd case, 1 cd)
Tomb raider 2 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Tomb raider 3 adventures of lara croft (dvd case, 1 cd)
Tomb raider unfinished business (jewel case, 2 discs)
Tron 2.0 (dvd case, 2 discs)
Ultimate mahjongg 10 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Ultra fighters / Spearhead (jewel case, 2 cds)
Unreal tournement (dvd case, 2 cds) - best of infogrames
Ur-quan masters (dvd case, 1 cd) - retro gamer disc
Warhammer dark omen (just 1 cd) - no case
Warhammer 40,000 fire warrior (2 discs)
World poker championship 2 (dvd case, 1 cd)
Worms 3d (dvd case, 2 cds)
Worms (jewel case. 1 cd)
Worms 2 and worms armageddon (dvd case, 2 cds)
Worms battle pack (dvd case, 3 cds-inc:-worms 2, worms armageddon, worms world party)
Worms forts under siege
Z: steel soldiers (dvd case, 1 cd)

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I have also just bought Hitchikers guide to the galaxy (boxed) which comes on both 5 and 3 disks. Not bad for 24.99 seen it for 49 with only one of the disks not both, and also going for over 100
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26-08-2018, 21:15   #18
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wow that's quite the collection haha
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26-08-2018, 21:20   #19
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wow that's quite the collection haha
Tbh most of it was mi dads and i aquired it after he sadly died, also currently on his old gaming pc but its now dying after 7 years
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Unless the game needs some old OS and won't work with anything newer, it's a lot of faff.

I've got stuff like the original DOOM, Fallout 2 and Civ3 working on Windows 10 for when I want some nostalgia, I suspect it's only the incredibly old DOS stuff that was designed with weird memory and CPU tricks that won't run on modern machinery.

For anyone who is interested and hasn't found it:

https://www.gog.com/games?release=p2...ularity&page=1

All old games list the requirements and most have been patched where required to run on Windows 10.
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