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    I always thought the amber was easier on the eyes. If I played games, Chuck Yeager's flight simulator for instance, on a green monitor for any length of time, everything I looked at for a while afterwards was magenta tinged.
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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    Ok. Almost all the parts arrived today. I'm still waiting on the case so I can't even start putting it together yet! Amazon hasn't even shipped it yet! I should have ordered it from Newegg like everything else. They ship super quick.
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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    Ok. Just about everything is assembled and plugged in. I've been working on it a little at a time every night after work since the case came. I only need to finish plugging in all the front panel stuff to the motherboard. I will do that tomorrow and try to get Windows and all my programs installed. That will probably take most of the day. I have to download 64 bit versions of everything, as all the downloaded installers I have on my current hard drive are 32 bit versions.

    Tomorrow while I'm waiting for everything to finish installing, I'll post pictures of the finished computer. That is, if I get lucky and it boots up right on the first try and I don't end up with any faulty hardware! Then once my games are up and running I'll post some before and after screenshots, so you can see how pitiful my old desktop and laptop really are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaFille View Post
    I have to download 64 bit versions of everything, as all the downloaded installers I have on my current hard drive are 32 bit versions.
    If you're using 64-bit Windows 7, 8 or 10, then you should be able to natively run 32-bit programs on it as well as 64-bit -- though I understand that 64-bit programs do run faster. Only 16-bit programs would require a virtual machine of some kind.

    Just saying. Hope that goes well for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Melody Maker View Post
    If you're using 64-bit Windows 7, 8 or 10, then you should be able to natively run 32-bit programs on it as well as 64-bit -- though I understand that 64-bit programs do run faster. Only 16-bit programs would require a virtual machine of some kind.

    Just saying. Hope that goes well for you.
    Yeah, I'm not going to go to the trouble of upgrading hardware just to run old, slow software. I'm tired of slow. But good to know just the same, in case I can't get a 64 bit version of something. But I think all the games and programs I want to install come in a 64 bit version. At least, I hope they do. We're about to find out.

    I'll be using Windows 10 Pro, because that's the version my dad had sitting around (as you do). I've been using XP on my desktop and Vista on the laptop. At work we use Windows 7, but my interaction with it is limited to the program we use for tracking jobs. I've never used 8 or 10 so this will be a different experience for me.
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaFille View Post
    Yeah, I'm not going to go to the trouble of upgrading hardware just to run old, slow software. I'm tired of slow. But good to know just the same, in case I can't get a 64 bit version of something. But I think all the games and programs I want to install come in a 64 bit version. At least, I hope they do. We're about to find out.

    I'll be using Windows 10 Pro, because that's the version my dad had sitting around (as you do). I've been using XP on my desktop and Vista on the laptop. At work we use Windows 7, but my interaction with it is limited to the program we use for tracking jobs. I've never used 8 or 10 so this will be a different experience for me.
    I remember once, after upgrading to a 386sx (that was expensive back in the day) and trying to run Frogger ---- poor Frogger looked like he was on speed, and the music sounded like it was a bleep tone for a bunch of cuss words. It was absolutely impossible to get Frogger across the highway without getting run over by speedbusses or.... not sure what some of those streaks were.

    I actually found a sort of (can't remember if it was like a virtual machine or some other environment) that let me run it.

    Gee, I miss Frogger!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I remember once, after upgrading to a 386sx (that was expensive back in the day) and trying to run Frogger ---- poor Frogger looked like he was on speed, and the music sounded like it was a bleep tone for a bunch of cuss words. It was absolutely impossible to get Frogger across the highway without getting run over by speedbusses or.... not sure what some of those streaks were.

    I actually found a sort of (can't remember if it was like a virtual machine or some other environment) that let me run it.

    Gee, I miss Frogger!
    I had a similar experience with a game called Valhalla. My dad set up a 286 for me to be able to play it about 15 years ago. Then more recently I found a DOS emulator for my phone and played through the game again. Fun stuff.
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I remember once, after upgrading to a 386sx (that was expensive back in the day) and trying to run Frogger ---- poor Frogger looked like he was on speed, and the music sounded like it was a bleep tone for a bunch of cuss words. It was absolutely impossible to get Frogger across the highway without getting run over by speedbusses or.... not sure what some of those streaks were.

    I actually found a sort of (can't remember if it was like a virtual machine or some other environment) that let me run it.

    Gee, I miss Frogger!
    http://www.free80sarcade.com/frogger.php

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    I'm setting up the BIOS now. It actually booted up right on the first try. Part of me was not expecting that, lol.
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaFille View Post
    I'm setting up the BIOS now. It actually booted up right on the first try. Part of me was not expecting that, lol.
    The BIOS is the big thing. Then you have to install Windows.

    Windows 10 is a lot easier to install than previous versions were. Still takes a while though. Good luck.

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