So, while I wait for my good old Gateway 2000 Pentium 120 to arrive I am starting to think of ways I can easily bring some downloaded DOS games to the machine. I have a CF to IDE Startech adapter that I was holding on to for use with the Amiga 2000 when my IDE 4 Zorro card arrives, but I can also use it with the old Gateway I am sure. I would just need to discover to max hard drive capacity of the motherboard and partition a CF card to the proper size (if it is larger) and that should work.
I also thought about adding a PCI usb card and getting USB support to the computer...which will really simplify things. I found this:
Which claims to have Win98SE support....but I guess that is yet to be seen. I ordered one from amazon and it was like $17. If it doesn't work I can use it elsewhere so no loss.
Other than these options I'd be looking at floppy transferring (really don't want to go that route) or burning stuff on CD-RW and moving things to the old PC that way.
I would be interested to hear about how others are getting software to their old machines and if anyone has any experience with USB mass storage devices in Win98SE (and if you have used this particular card). Any advice is appreciated. I haven't used an old Win 98 computer since..well...the late 90's