Just picked up a semi-decent retro-rig

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Just picked up a semi-decent retro-rig

Post by Helladamnleet » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:21 pm

It's juuuust new enough that I'll be able to play games well into the mid 2000s if I so choose, but old enough that I'll be able to enjoy games from the late 90s when they stopped using DOS as a base. I'll try to keep threads going with my experience.
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Re: Just picked up a semi-decent retro-rig

Post by Das Troll » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:08 am

Are you using dosbox? You can do a lot of retro stuff with a 30 dollar pi.

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Re: Just picked up a semi-decent retro-rig

Post by Helladamnleet » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:05 am

I was using Dosbox, yeah, but this is real hardware that I got for free. The biggest cost was the spindle of CDs for $11. Dosbox is okay, but it can't do games that REQUIRE Windows, and Wine blows for anything that requires, say, Dotnet2 or other similar updates that are no longer available
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