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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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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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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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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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dvd gamer november 2002

 

---------- Post added 26-08-2018 at 20:35 ----------

 

I have also just bought Hitchikers guide to the galaxy (boxed) which comes on both 5¼ and 3½ 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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wow that's quite the collection haha

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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=p2000&sort=popularity&page=1

 

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

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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)

 

+

dvd gamer november 2002

 

---------- Post added 26-08-2018 at 20:35 ----------

 

I have also just bought Hitchikers guide to the galaxy (boxed) which comes on both 5¼ and 3½ disks. Not bad for £24.99 seen it for £49 with only one of the disks not both, and also going for over £100

 

Wow, what a blast from the past that list is!

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