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Using PC/104 components to build a mini 486 MSDOS gaming PC, including a custom built SoundBlaster compatible sound card.

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    • I want one.
    • Duke3D doesn’t use floating point except when dealing with slopes; this is probably why it was slow on the particular CPU he used (no FPU).
    • There was a tool called DEVICE.COM, which could load device drivers from COMMAND.COM. I think it came from QEMM, but you could find it kicking around on random boot disks and such. This means you can boot a minimal config and use batch files to load everything on-demand. This was used to incredible effect in a modular bootdisk called “modboot”, but the site is long gone (you can find scraps by searching “nu2 modboot”).
    • If he builds a second one, networking could be hard. There used to be a program called Kahn that did IPX-over-TCP; I think I still have teh DOS client and a Win32 server for it kicking around on a HD somewhere. Haven’t seen it anywhere else on the internet; what’s a good place to archive such things?
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      what’s a good place to archive such things?


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      This is great! I think PC/104 w/ISA would be a great form factor for people making retro systems to hitch their ride to.

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        This came up in my feed on YouTube over the weekend; it was a lovely watch and I would go so far as to say the best #DOSCEMBER video I have seen so far! They seem to be a relatively unknown creator so it gives me a warm feeling to see their work get recognition.