Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jan 2010 23:09 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Windows As inevitable as the tides rolling in: every time a new Windows version is released, someone with too much time on his hands tries to install it on extremely outdated hardware. Sure, it won't be usable by any standard whatsoever, but it's still a fun thing to do. Of course, Windows 7 couldn't lag behind.
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RE: Why hardware... is outdated?
by echo.ranger on Sat 9th Jan 2010 19:50 UTC in reply to "Why hardware... is outdated?"
echo.ranger
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2007-01-17


Still have a Compaq laptop running at 133MHz and 64 MB. Still fast. It used W95 but now uses WME in a LitePC Install from http://www.litepc.com/
Still fast and usefull... but NEVER has touched the internet NOR had any new istalations besides the original intended (compilers and MAME-064)


Slightly OT, but how well does MAME work on that hardware?

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dulac Member since:
2006-12-27

Slightly OT, but how well does MAME work on that hardware?


Very well, if you use the command line... And games limited to the classics (from 1981 to 1986) !!!
Like Pacman, LadyBug, Roller and Pitfall-2 (forgetting a few)

Using 4DOS alias is always a big help, if you keep things simple and straight. There is an impulse to get thing more complex and loose control - just like it happens in OOP - though it is procedural.

I believe that is a tendency of the implementor, not a fault of the tool. You change the tool to enforce rules... but alway create new problems of unmanaged complexity. That's an implementor fault.

We favor immediate problem solving and leave design as secondary. Naturally the opposite also happens with designers.

Edited 2010-01-10 00:59 UTC

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