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Old 28-02-2005, 09:39 PM   #1
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Do you know the problem of having a newer PC running under DOS,
and whenever you want to play a certain game, it rushes so fast that it is unplayable?
If you know any solutions to this problem, please put them here.
                       
Old 28-02-2005, 09:49 PM   #2
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There's a way in options of the game to set it on the right speed, you just find it and choose MEDIUM SPEED PC. Then it works.
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Old 28-02-2005, 09:53 PM   #3
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well some game will run fine. Some won't. It all depends on the way their timing is programmed.
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:20 AM   #4
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But there are some utils, such as Moslo that will slow down your CPU, resolving some of those issues.

There's some info on SpaceQuest.net about setting up a DOS pc. It deals with older hardware, but a lot of this is true for newer hardware as well.
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Old 01-03-2005, 10:38 AM   #5
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What's the point of running new hardware with DOS at all when you have DosBox?
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Old 01-03-2005, 10:49 AM   #6
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more speed
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Old 01-03-2005, 10:52 AM   #7
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Much more as a matter of fact. With my 1.3 Ghz proc I'm unable to emulate more then say a 286. With my pentium 166 on the other hand, I dont't have to emulate at all!
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:45 PM   #8
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good point reup. and thx for the tools.
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Hey, I don't have anything against having a pure-true-DOS old machine with sole purpose of bring used to play games, but it makes little sense to me to run a 1,3 Ghz computer under true DOS just to play old games. That's all.
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:26 PM   #10
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The problem is that it isn't considered wasting time when you do that, holding in check the amount of crap that is coming out these days.
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