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Old 02-20-2019, 03:29 PM   #3046
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...TW: LOVE your user name! (I wasn't in a creative mood when I made mine- and believe me, it has nothing to do with math- as I have my hands full just remembering that two plus two equals five!...
What can I say? I'm a Wallace and Gromit fan. And I was a maths (another spelling difference) teacher.


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...I'll bet those F-35 Turkeys might actually work if they had tubes in 'em!...
You've just created a milestone for me - now every single forum I visit has F-35 jokes.

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...Hey, they made the first computers with tubes.... (Well, maybe beads- depending on what one's idea of a computer is.... Abacus repairman: "Here's your problem; a red one is out. I think I might have one on the camel")
 
Old 02-20-2019, 04:13 PM   #3047
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He also doesn't know what he's talking about in regards to Windows 95 and autoexec.bat because he's saying you don't have to do things I have personally had to do to make DOS games function under 9x.
Yeah, I remember good old autoexec.bat and config.sys You most certainly did have to use them for DOS programs, if you had hardware where Windows didn't support it. The only way around it was to use hardware supported by Windows, but depending on the situation, you may have had to still use them anyway. So you're right in saying that.
 
Old 02-20-2019, 06:55 PM   #3048
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Doesn't even matter if "Windows supported" it in many cases, because at least many of the DOS games I played (e.g. Doom) couldn't use Windows drivers for sound cards, at least not for things like the OPL synth. I've never tried it with a non-PnP card (they might work because a DOS program can just bit-bang them without having to go through a PnP TSR) but PnP sound cards for DOS demand a DOS driver whether Windows 9x has a driver for it or not.

Ahhhh, Plug and Play during the late MS-DOS era. We called it "Plug and Pray" and sometimes wished for DIP switches. I dream of one day installing a web browser on my DOS machine and posting on LinuxQuestions with it to see if the OS icon will display, but there be dragons in MS-DOS networking.

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Old 02-21-2019, 06:30 AM   #3049
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He also doesn't know what he's talking about in regards to Windows 95 and autoexec.bat because he's saying you don't have to do things I have personally had to do to make DOS games function under 9x.
I'll leave you to get on with your dick waving and assuming you know what other's know...
 
  


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