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Sanhime
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Posted - 21/06/2011 :  22:48:55  Show Profile  Visit Sanhime's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Planning to build a retro system with Win98. Can I install 2 video cards, one geforce 6800 agp, and one 3dfx 5500 pci on Win98?

Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 24/06/2011 :  02:20:39  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WIN XP + SP3 = WIN for that setup, please forget Win9*SE that is rather chanceless , even with UnOfficial SP 3 nothing beats XP Pro + SP3 really 98SE compabillity mode allows you to run any old game you'd like and there is always dosbox also heh.

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goriath
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Posted - 24/06/2011 :  12:12:16  Show Profile  Visit goriath's Homepage  Reply with Quote
...or you can make a dual boot system; Windows XP Pro SP3 + Windows98 SE
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Sanhime
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Posted - 24/06/2011 :  15:44:56  Show Profile  Visit Sanhime's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What unofficial SP3? There's an unofficial SP3 for Win98?

Dosbox is a bit cumbersome to use. lol

Besides, GLide/games pretty much died before XP and were made for Win9x. I'm more interested in running older games. And Win98 is a lot more dos-friendlier IMO. Not really interested in trying hack/run newer games on 3dfx. If I want to play newer games, got Geforce 580 on Win7 for that.

Edited by - Sanhime on 24/06/2011 15:48:09
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 24/06/2011 :  21:37:02  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dosbox is ideal because it works and you won't get any BSOD's either rofl.
Dosbox works fiine under ubuntu and Win2K, XP, Vista and even 7 x86 & x64 heh.

To be honest I am glad that 98SE is never needed, it gave me nightmares ... My 3dfx systems all have Win2K Pro USA + SP4 & dual card setups have WinXP Pro USA + SP3 and so far I ran anything on them, including The Legend of Kyrandia series which date back from 1992 to 1994 heh. The main 3dfx system has a 3dfx Voodoo3 3500C AGP + TV-Out Rev.A 2100, due to the superb high image quality output.
the other dual card based system have a HIS ATI HD 3850 ICEQ3 Turbo AGP 512MB GDDR3 + PC Flashed 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI Mac 64MB D+SDR and Matrox Parhelia AGP 128MB DDR + 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI 64MB SDR, these two systems have WinXP Pro USA + SP3.

Thx to Amigamerlin and SFFT we have better, faster, more reliable and more stable drivers for XP than 98SE, so then again with XP Pro + SP3 you will have a much better setup, as dualcard setups would lead to, why my main 3dfx system has Win2K pro + SP4? well it's much more stable, crash free and reliable than any 98SE setup, it's made for old games that run fine under 2K so yer, still no 98SE needed here :)

my main system has 2x EVGA GTX 580 Super Clocked Ediitons it has Dual Opteron DP 2380 C2's and win7 Pro x64 also, but still when I build a PC of any kind it has to be crash free and 98SE is absolutely not crash free, do one thing wrong and the BSOD's come round, due to this, I am avoiding it even if my life would depend on it rofl.

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Edited by - Obi-Wan Kenobi on 24/06/2011 21:45:36
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