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    Your response consists of factually true...

    Your response consists of factually true statements that do nothing to prove your statement "It would have helped". If you have specific thoughts on how an 8087 would have sped up Microsoft Flight...
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    I have extensive experience in both 8086 and 8087...

    I have extensive experience in both 8086 and 8087 assembly, which is precisely why I am making these statements.

    The 8087 is only faster than the 8086 for complex floating-point math operations. ...
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    SimCity was compiled with Microsoft C and this is...

    SimCity was compiled with Microsoft C and this is a feature of its 8087 emulation library.

    While no guarantee of actual 8087 support or speedup, I decided to scan all DOS games to see if this...
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    I only saw the 8087 emulator in TERRAIN.EXE, not...

    I only saw the 8087 emulator in TERRAIN.EXE, not SIMCITY.EXE, hence my response. If TERRAIN.EXE is also part of the main gameplay, then I apologize.

    Inclusion of the 8087 emulation library is not...
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    It would not have helped, and in fact would have...

    It would not have helped, and in fact would have made things worse. The 8087 can perform a floating-point multiply faster than the 8086 can, but using floating-point numbers for the entire flight...
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    Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.x through 4.x do not...

    Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.x through 4.x do not use a math coprocessor. Math coprocessors weren't used by most games because a math coprocessor's strengh is accuracy+speed at a given workload, and...
  7. Glad you got it working! ETHERDFS uses custom...

    Glad you got it working!

    ETHERDFS uses custom frames that don't seem to work over wireless bridges, so you'll need to connect both source and destination with wired cable.
  8. Remember reenigne's rules of optimization: 1....

    Remember reenigne's rules of optimization:

    1. Speed is roughly measured in number of I/Os, including the instruction opcode bytes.
    2. Always profile the code, as there are non-obvious factors...
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    Yes, but literally any laptop made in the last 4...

    Yes, but literally any laptop made in the last 4 years, no matter the price, can also play those. Why limit yourself to a P4 laptop?
  10. Did you try? I thought 3c5x9cfg did actually...

    Did you try? I thought 3c5x9cfg did actually work on an 8088, but I could be wrong. If the program starts up, that should be enough, although you might want to remove other non-essential cards...
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    It's slightly better, in that the keyboards can...

    It's slightly better, in that the keyboards can someday be reunited with their host systems.
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    Sorry, my mistake; I have trouble telling various...

    Sorry, my mistake; I have trouble telling various sects of deskthority people apart.



    The keyboard collectors I know (that don't part out the switches) try to adapt them to USB to be used with...
  13. The wrong IRQ setting has the property of the...

    The wrong IRQ setting has the property of the packet driver software not being notified of new packets arriving. Once you switch the IRQ to 7 or lower, the card should work.

    Also, do your initial...
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    Actually, he looks like a keyboard collector, not...

    Actually, he looks like a keyboard collector, not a scrapper.

    The only thing people need to know: According to more than one person who was there (of whom I've spoken to in person), he was seen...
  15. You see no replies because, based on your...

    You see no replies because, based on your screenshot, your network card is set to IRQ 10 -- but 8088-class systems can't go that high, they can only go as high as 7. Common IRQ assignments are:

    0...
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    Don't buy any system you're not prepared to spend...

    Don't buy any system you're not prepared to spend 20 hours and $100 troubleshooting. There are other portable 486s out there, likely for cheaper.
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    If you have any VGA card made before 1992,...

    If you have any VGA card made before 1992, chances are very high it will work in an 8-bit slot.

    There was a list/wiki/post on this forum at one point that listed cards found to be compatible, but...
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    This changed for us a few years ago -- the HD...

    This changed for us a few years ago -- the HD voice when talking to family who are using devices and plans that support the standard is *way* better than land line quality. It's a combination of...
  19. Thanks for the pictures. They show obvious...

    Thanks for the pictures. They show obvious scaling, so the problem is that the resolution isn't set properly, regardless of what the driver is telling you. Try a different/better/updated driver. ...
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    I love the past; I own many pieces of it. But I...

    I love the past; I own many pieces of it. But I live in the present, and long for the future.
  21. The forum mangled your picture; can you use a...

    The forum mangled your picture; can you use a hosting service instead? Can you take a close-up picture with your cell phone?

    Are you 100% sure the display resolution is set the same in both 98SE...
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    Thanks for the clarification on all of the video...

    Thanks for the clarification on all of the video modes possible. (Double hires in particular is difficult to find info on for some reason.)

    You wrote that pageflipping in double-hires is complex,...
  23. Pictures/screenshots would help to diagnose the...

    Pictures/screenshots would help to diagnose the problem.
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    Switching to an EGA card would allow you to use...

    Switching to an EGA card would allow you to use the same 5153 monitor, and the blinking chars on scrolling would cease. You'd also gain access to 320x200x16 modes which are good for games that don't...
  25. Most people create a new cable that handles the...

    Most people create a new cable that handles the power requirements properly; then they can use any normal 3.5" DSDD drive. I believe vwestlife did a video on making the cable?
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