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wing commander, x-wing vs tie fighter, anything please. we need a new space sim. space combat sim to be more exact, thats all i want haha.

YES PLEASE!!!!

At this point, any space sim/combat game would be AWESOME! I just don't understand why that genre was left behind. Some of the greatest PC titles ever; X-wing, Tie FIghter, Wing Commander, Freespace and a myriad of others were always GREAT GAMES!

I still play Freespace to this day from time to time. What a great game! Same with WC, I have all the originals. DosBox works on most of them, but it's wonky. Would love to see even a re-make of these games. They really wouldn't have to change anything. Just update graphics and sound.
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YES PLEASE!!!!
At this point, any space sim/combat game would be AWESOME! I just don't understand why that genre was left behind. Some of the greatest PC titles ever; X-wing, Tie FIghter, Wing Commander, Freespace and a myriad of others were always GREAT GAMES!
I still play Freespace to this day from time to time. What a great game! Same with WC, I have all the originals. DosBox works on most of them, but it's wonky. Would love to see even a re-make of these games. They really wouldn't have to change anything. Just update graphics and sound.

i never even thought of DosBox for those games...

i recently bought Evochron Mercenary on Steam, havnt tried it yet but i was desperate to find some kind of space combat game. hopefully the combat in it is good enough for now. gotta find my XvT discs.
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...and any games that have issues with dosbox usually work with windows XP on a virtual machine.

Oh I miss freelancer.
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...and any games that have issues with dosbox usually work with windows XP on a virtual machine.
Oh I miss freelancer.

You can't run a 15 year old game in XP on a modern machine and expect it to work, CPU is too fast for the game to be playable.
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IRQ 5. IRQ 7 is for LPT1. You did have a printer in the 90's, right? If not, 7 is all yours.

I would kill for a good modern Wing Commander or X-Wing game. I don't know why they abandoned that genre. I have a joystick collecting dust.

I tried to play Dark Star One... but just couldn't get into it.

There is a quasi modern fanboy-love Wing Commander game based on the Freespace 2 engine floating around out there... found it. Wing Commander Saga. I couldn't get into it, but I was probably the only guy who didn't like Freespace.

http://www.wcsaga.com/
    
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IRQ 5. IRQ 7 is for LPT1. You did have a printer in the 90's, right? If not, 7 is all yours.

Yeah, I had this Epson dot matrix printer that was a color 24-pin model (ZOMG!), and it used that paper that had the sprocket holes on the sides. That thing was loud as hell.

Maybe you're right, maybe I used 7 on a later PC (by the mid 90's I no longer had a printer, and then got one again in like 1999-ish).
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You can't run a 15 year old game in XP on a modern machine and expect it to work, CPU is too fast for the game to be playable.

Yes you can, I have no issues with Descent(1995) and Need for Speed II(1997). Although I think I had to get Need for Speed running on my win95 or win98 virtual machine. Even XP had compatibility mode for 95 and 98.
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Yes you can, I have no issues with Descent(1995) and Need for Speed II(1997). Although I think I had to get Need for Speed running on my win95 or win98 virtual machine. Even XP had compatibility mode for 95 and 98.

Actually I've just figured out the mistake I was making, right now I'm looking up information on the planets in Privateer 2. I used to play the game religiously on a daily basis.
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Yes you can, I have no issues with Descent(1995) and Need for Speed II(1997). Although I think I had to get Need for Speed running on my win95 or win98 virtual machine. Even XP had compatibility mode for 95 and 98.

I think he's thinking of the 20-something year old games made for the 8088. Back in the old days all PCs had the exact same clock speed, so a timer wasn't needed to adjust the gameplay speed. If the game ran too fast on an 8088, the developer would just put a simple loop of "NOP" (no operation) to pause processing for a fixed number of cycles. That's why 80286 to 80486 computers had turbo buttons - so you could limit the clock speed to that of an 8088 and programs like that would run normally.

You can still play those games in DOSBox though, which allows you to adjust the processing speed however slow you like.
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