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#3943854 WTB: Windows 98 SE PC

Posted by copper20 on Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:59 PM

Found one! It's a gateway pro v933. Got a different hard drive put in and installing windows 98 now!

#3942396 WTB: Windows 98 SE PC

Posted by copper20 on Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:03 PM

You are much better off building one. I have some new old stock parts if you are interested in order to get you started:


1. New full tower vintage case

2. New Intel 440BX motherboard (PII/PIII compatible)

3. Three new (and tested 10 passes with memtest) PC100 128MB memory sticks

4. Used (but in good condition) Pioneer slot loading DVD drive

5. New old stock 64MB PowerVR Kyro video card

6. 3 1/2 inch floppy drive



With all of this really all you will need is a sound card and a pentium II or III cpu. Both easily obtainable from Ebay. And at the end of the day you will have a pretty darn new computer. If interested, PM me.

PM sent - I have a question on the power supply though, how much is too much for a Windows 98 PC?

#3942216 WTB: Windows 98 SE PC

Posted by copper20 on Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:56 PM

I'm trying that too but I can't find very many places where someone would sell that. Sorry but I'm just having a lot of trouble doing so.

#3942095 WTB: Windows 98 SE PC

Posted by copper20 on Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:54 PM

Are there any XP computers where you are? If it's an earlier XP PC, it should run Windows 98SE just fine and XP computers are much easier to find. I have a Compaq Presario designed for Windows XP with 256MB of RAM, a Celeron 2.6 GHZ CPU, an 80 GB HDD, a DVD Drive and extra CD Burner, and a decent integrated video and sound card and I've got it running Windows ME just fine. I did install 98SE, but I gave up on it because I had to manually configure so much crap. ME detected nearly all my hardware right away, is much faster, and has system restore in case something goes wrong. I will switch to 98SE at some point, but for now, ME is working great. Also, my ME PC has internet and most websites work fine!

As for the specs you listed, you might wanna stick with 256MB of RAM. 512 is the maximum 98 and ME can support (I've run them on 1 GB and they became very unstable) and while Windows should run fine, some older programs will assume that the high amount of RAM is actually less RAM than the program needs.

I have a lot of trouble finding XP PCs - most of the thrift stores where I am don't even have ONE.

#3941781 WTB: Windows 98 SE PC

Posted by copper20 on Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:20 AM

I can't seem to find a Windows 98 SE PC around these parts anymore. Anyone got one?


List of specs that I would like the system to have:


Intel Pentium 3

512 RAM

60-100 GB Hard Drive

3.5 Floppy Drive

DVD Drive

USB Ports

Sound Card that works with 98 SE

CPU Slowdown Control

#3889386 Why did opinions on these 2 Zelda games completely change after 10+ years?

Posted by copper20 on Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:06 PM

Ocarina of Time will always be my favorite of the 3D ones. It had a blend of cartoony characters/visuals with real-life visuals in the mix.

#3607799 Are people really this stupid?

Posted by copper20 on Fri Oct 7, 2016 6:46 AM

Funny you should ask, if you type in Disney VHS and search that on eBay, you'll see idiots putting them up for thousands of dollars. How they haven't been banned from eBay is beyond me.

#3532795 Nintendo, What Went Wrong

Posted by copper20 on Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:16 PM

Personally I think Nintendo went downhill when they released the N64 - though their first party titles were incredible, most of the 3rd party stuff was just awful. This is why I love the Sony PlayStation 1 miles more than the N64. Ocarina of Time may be one of my favorites but even that was not enough to save the 64. They're very lucky Sega didn't do so good with the Saturn and their first party titles released were masterpieces as mentioned earlier.


Their first-party releases on the Gamecube were watered down compared to the N64 and some of them were even just more frustrating games (Mario Sunshine) than their beloved N64 games. I enjoyed the gamecube, but PlayStation 2 is miles better still. The best thing about the GC was the graphics. They didn't have games that looked like N64 games such as Ocarina of Time (Looking at you Grand Theft Auto 3) or Super Mario 64.

#3464694 What's Your All-Time Favorite Video Game?

Posted by copper20 on Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:29 AM

Honestly I can't select one game for an all time favorite, but I have multiple:


1. Ocarina of Time

2. Doom

3. Counter Strike

4. Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal

5. Super Mario World

6. Sonic 3 and Knuckles

7. Majora's Mask

8. A Link to the Past

9. Super Mario Bros. 3

10. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

#3428822 Interesting N64 video output problem

Posted by copper20 on Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:09 PM

I have an old Nintendo 64 that my wife enjoys playing. It's a good party console because everybody remembers it and can have a little nostalgia, so I have it hooked up to my big screen HDTV.


CRT for anything PlayStation 2 and earlier as a rule of thumb. You shouldn't be using an HDTV to play N64 stuff - tried playing Ocarina of Time and Banjo Kazooie one time on a fancy 32 inch LCD sylvania, and it was even worse with PlayStation 1 stuff.


Just my opinion.

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#3352614 Anyone else like Windows 3.1?

Posted by copper20 on Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:54 AM

That's nice. Whoever decided that stupid idea to stop supporting 16 bit programs should've been fired. This means I have to go through the painful process of using Windows 3.1 just to run them!

#3308824 Which game made you want to throw your controller against the wall

Posted by copper20 on Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:30 AM

Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels and Super Empire Strikes Back when I was younger. Mainly the lost levels for its BS level design, but S. ESB had me put a crack in my SNES (That day I was in a pretty bad mood) that I fixed by replacing the top shell years later. Actually, both games were pretty much responsible.


First time I played Ocarina of Time's Shadow Temple had me pretty aggravated with the amount of Stalfos. Most people I knew were frustrated with Water Temple, but Shadow Temple was just outright infuriating, especially on the boat sequence.


Rayman on the PS1 was just an absolute mess. The level design was done by a mad scientist and there weren't ANY playtesters. THANK god they made it easier on the GBA version! As a kid I wasn't always getting frustrated with platforming games since I was just new to them and they were on the tough side for a few years, but still today if I run into a game with horrible level design it's not going to be a fun day.


I broke a monitor over Dota 2 and its awful community, frustrating gameplay, the works. That had to be the worst game I have EVER played. By this point I'm this close to just playing Superman on the 64 for the rest of my life if I ever see another game like that.


And of course there's the Pokemon games which can be frustrating if you play them too long.

#3167847 For Trade: Super Mario World for a better looking copy

Posted by copper20 on Sun Feb 1, 2015 10:00 AM


Something tells me you might have a hard time finding a taker on this one, but hey, it never hurts to ask.


Yeah that is true, I could always wait until I get a job and some money, and then get a good condition one.

#2907270 When did the PC market get "stupid"?

Posted by copper20 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:05 AM

It started with micropayments in gaming. Plus Windows Vista.

#2897334 Best Way to play Mid-90s Windows 95/98 Games?

Posted by copper20 on Thu Jan 2, 2014 10:11 AM

A wealth of PC games were put on 5th generation consoles such as the PlayStation 1, 3DO, Sega Saturn, and a few on the Nintendo 64. Have you tried looking at those ports?


Personally I'd stick with the Sega Saturn for games like Magic Carpet, Myst, and Quake.


Just giving a suggestion.