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    Quote Originally Posted by czc View Post
    I don't know how to describe this. I had this dos thing where you had to change some values so you could play the game.
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    Ahhh! Was it EMM? Expanded Memory manager. (expanded or extended). I remember having to sometimes "activate" that or get the game to realise we have it on before it would play
    Ah, the good ol' Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files.

    I also remember using a tool called QEMM to try and free up base memory as several older games couldn't use extended or expanded memory.
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    not having enough ram on your graphics card to play a game, i had a 4mb ati 3d rage pro and alot of games ran but had white untextured section due to a lack of ram

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    Unloading the mouse driver so you could launch a game...the good old days

    I don't miss the good old days

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoFish View Post
    Unloading the mouse driver so you could launch a game...the good old days

    I don't miss the good old days
    GETTING a mouse, 100% because Kings Quest 6 was unplayable without one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoFish View Post
    I don't miss the good old days
    Yeah every time I pine for the "good old days", I remember there used to be a time where we'd have to install older versions of graphics drivers (3Dfx, Nvidia, and ATi were all culprits, if memory serves) to get acceptable performance from a game.

    Nowadays some crypto mining works like that and it made me all nostalgic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan View Post
    Yeah every time I pine for the "good old days", I remember there used to be a time where we'd have to install older versions of graphics drivers (3Dfx, Nvidia, and ATi were all culprits, if memory serves) to get acceptable performance from a game.

    Nowadays some crypto mining works like that and it made me all nostalgic
    Thats strange. My first interaction with drivers was immensely positive. I didn't know there was such a thing as driver updates (no internet, so very difficult to get anyway). So when my gfx card was severely hampered by the "car building" scene in Enter the Matrix (I still remember it so vividly) the game would go down to like 3-4 fps. Driver updates and entire game played super smooth. It was like a free gfx card upgrade!




    EDIT: FOUND IT! Holy crap this game brings back memories




    It doesnt seem to auto start at the right time, which is 3:03...weird....
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    cleaning the dust off you mouse ball lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoFish View Post
    Unloading the mouse driver so you could launch a game...the good old days

    I don't miss the good old days
    Nevermind that, trying to load the mouse, cdrom and sound blaster drivers in UMB and dos into High so the game can have access to the full 640kb base mem. 1kb less than the full 640 and the game would tell you to bugger off and try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo View Post
    Nevermind that, trying to load the mouse, cdrom and sound blaster drivers in UMB and dos into High so the game can have access to the full 640kb base mem. 1kb less than the full 640 and the game would tell you to bugger off and try again.
    Yup, I remember those wonderful messages "639kb memory available, 640k required"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradbear117 View Post
    cleaning the dust off you mouse ball lol!
    Yes! I remember I got so annoyed when I was playing Ghost Recon and could not aim correctly because, the mouse ball would skip all the time.

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    I just checked, Ghost Recon came out in 2001. That was one of the first games I recall that needed a mouse to aim correctly. Sadly, not a 90's game as most did not really make use of the mouse to aim. SiN, Heretic, HeXen, Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior all had some form of auto aim.
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