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Yohhan
08-07-2002, 04:14 PM
Anyone know where i can download/buy windows 3.11?

Kheldar
08-07-2002, 05:55 PM
why would u want 3.11

Mr. C
08-07-2002, 06:13 PM
There are several auctions on eBay ATM.

Wiggo
08-07-2002, 08:29 PM
A training PC (486/586 of course). ;)
Here kids this is what we used to start with. :D
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Yohhan
08-08-2002, 10:29 AM
I just want it to play some of my really old games from way back when:)

Wiggo
08-08-2002, 11:50 AM
I can't argue with that as my kids want my old 133 back so they can play some of the older games that won't run on these faster setups we have. ;)
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Beefy
08-08-2002, 12:03 PM
There's games that need Win 3.11? I can understand using DOS, but shouldn't most 3.11 games run in 9x?

Darthtanion
08-08-2002, 12:58 PM
Support between Win 3.1 and Win95 was spotty, and any Windows newer would generally refuse to even recognize the old games. But Win 3.1 would give full access to both a general Windows based environment and DOS as well... and REAL DOS at that. Not some ****-eyed wannabe DOS that started with Win95. :laugh:

I think I may still have some games like that also, but they would be sitting in a box out back in my shed. I can't even recall the last time they saw daylight. :)

Beefy
08-08-2002, 01:07 PM
Good ol MS-Dos 6.22 ... I grew up with that. :)

Just out of curiosity, what games are you trying to run?

Kheldar
08-08-2002, 05:30 PM
yeah - if wanna play games dos 6.22 is the way to go, you should be able to find boot disks with that on it

Kheldar
08-08-2002, 05:38 PM
you haven't tried running the games thru winxp?

I've tried a few and they worked very nicely

Wiggo
08-08-2002, 06:49 PM
I've got a few here that won't work on anything better than "Pentium" class PC's no matter if it's 3.11 or SE. ;)
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Yohhan
08-09-2002, 03:52 AM
I've got a whole bunch, some of them worked on winxp, but some of them didn't. I've got LodeRunner for win3.1, but it still works on xp. Syndicate doesn't though:-( Also hoping to play police quest 1+2, space quest 1, kings quest 1, and this "Super Speed" racing game (Similar to those old arcade racing games, where you have an aerial view of the entire track), and then some older ones like Captain Comic. I pretty much have a box of 3.5's that I'd have to go through to remember everything. Can't recall which ones I had problems with on win95, but a few of them gave me trouble.

Beefy
08-09-2002, 07:07 AM
Sounds like you only need DOS then. All the earlier * Quest games were DOS based, Captain Comic is definitely DOS based... Syndicate was too.

To make life easy, all you really need to do it either make a boot disk, or install MS-DOS 6.22 or similar on the PC.

Note: This site (http://www.the-underdogs.org/) may interest you

Yohhan
08-12-2002, 01:29 PM
Thanks, I'll check it out.

Darthtanion
08-12-2002, 08:13 PM
Note: This site (http://www.the-underdogs.org/) may interest you
Well, after fighting with the popups for nearly a minute, I closed down the browser session. I can't see any sense in visiting ANY site that is so disrespectful with popup advertising. :thumbs do

Beefy
08-13-2002, 07:37 AM
Really? I didn't have any problem with popups.. and I haven't got a Popup killer or anything on.. :?:

Darthtanion
08-13-2002, 12:40 PM
Maybe me coming from a .net and you coming from an .au had something to do with it...dunno but it was killin me. :(

Beefy
08-13-2002, 02:23 PM
damn... oh well... Just a nice little site with a heap of classic games to download...