All this talk of old hardware, yuck. I feel icky. Why not just virtualize everything? You can run any old OS in a VirtualBox and turn it into a shitty 486-DX33 if that's what you desire.
Sometimes I feel like I'm a disembodied brain in a jar when I talk to you guys. I'm just interested in the data, the ones and zeros, and maybe a good general purpose controller. Reading the magazines and manuals is great, but those don't have to be paper. Hardware doesn't have to be a big beige mini-refrigerator. Really, it doesn't.
That's two of my threads in 24 hours that you clearly don't seem to like the topic of, haha. Much like the ff7 thread, if you don't like it, you don't have to post here and rain on the parade.
Virtual boxes and Windows compatability isn't always spot on. Fixes are often a pain and often aren't complete. Also, using older gaming peripherals is an impossibility on modern machines. So if you're used to using a Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick when you play xwing alliance , well too bad.
Much like playing snes games on a snes, sometimes the best way to play is on the original hardware. Even if emulated perfectly, it's not the same.
But hey, there are plenty of modern gaming threads about fallout 4 and battlefront that I'm sure you'd just love, and they're right here on this very site! I don't like them, but you don't see me commenting on them saying how much people who enjoy them are weird and are wrong.
Edited by MotoRacer, Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:33 PM.