You may have seen my previous posts about building a Retro PC for some DOS game action…
I wanted to keep maximum DOS compatibility, but also add support for 90’s 3D accelerated Windows games. So the biggest additions were the CPU upgrade to 233Mhz, double the RAM to 64mb and the Voodoo2 3D card. Specs are now:
- Pentium MMX 233Mhz
- 64mb EDO Ram
- 3DFX Voodoo2 8mb 3D Card
- S3 Virage DX 2D card
All working perfectly and now I’m able to play games like Unreal Tournament with most settings maxed out. Some very old DOS games may run too fast, but I found a program that can disable CPU caches and other features. This should allow be to slow the PC down to 486 speeds when needed.
More on this project later when I get time.