Windows 3.1 - Nostalgia

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by hw|Cobra, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. hw|Cobra

    hw|Cobra Guest

    Hi all,

    I still believe that Windows 3.1 was really stable.

    Even more stable than XP?

    What do you think?

    Cobra :cool:
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    I just sold an old 386 laptop that still had 3.1. I was always impressed how fast it ran on a 386.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    The way i see it though is that we wheren't running things such as UT2003 and various other games, multiple copies of IE along with IRC/MSN/E-Mail/Download apps all at the same time.
    i think the most complex things i ever ran in Windows 3.1 where a GameBoy emulator and Microsoft Works :)
     
  4. hw|Cobra

    hw|Cobra Guest

    Clean, simple ... and 2D
     
  5. hw|Cobra

    hw|Cobra Guest

    Got a point there, SpeedyB.

    I had this old Grand Prix game that I loved... Too bad it's gone.

    I doubt it'd work on Windows XP anyway!
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    aaaah, i think i know the one you mean, and i have it on disk somewhere! i remember as about a month back someone wanted me to see if they're 386 laptop still worked or not, but we could only get into dos so i sat they're playing Grand Prix ^_^

    I wana get Win 3.11 and run it through VMware now, wana re-live the memories :p
     
  7. hw|Cobra

    hw|Cobra Guest

    Do you sit in a red car, in driver's view and you have two mirrors?
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    yup :D

    I can't seem to find it atm tho :\
     
  9. hw|Cobra

    hw|Cobra Guest

    Damn, I remember that..

    Hey, Speedy, do you have a Radeon?
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Nope, GeForce 2mx, you can tell i try my best to stay current :p
     
  11. hw|Cobra

    hw|Cobra Guest

    lol ... yeah

    Add me to MSN Messenger if you have it.

    cobra@hwconnect.net

    And that goes for any other Radeon-lovers reading this ;)
     
  12. Grendel

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    That was GP1 right. I sold that at a car boot sale a few weeks back!! No wrong - I donated it to a charity shop :D

    That was a good game. I seem to recall Brands Hatch had a really good feeling of going up to a blind rise and then dropping back down into a corner...

    I'm choking up now :(

    But you're right W 3.1 was a revelation over DOS :>

    It's just a shame that XP DOS prompt isn't able to run all those old games etc... why can't M$ address that issue?

    Grendel

    BTW my Dad told me all about DOS, I of course am too young to remember all that ancient stuff(!)
     
  13. hw|Cobra

    hw|Cobra Guest

    It's not so ancient buddy.

    The game does bring a tear eh?

    And what about Chips Challenge, Sokoban?
     
  14. Grendel

    Grendel Guest

    lot :( drip, drip!

    My fav' 3.1 game mmmhhh:

    Well most ran under DOS didn't they? Had to be DOOMII / Xwing or Tie fighter.

    Grrrrendel
     
  15. hw|Cobra

    hw|Cobra Guest

    But when you think of the advance we've had in technology.. it makes you think.
     
  16. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    I think for amusement I'm going to install Windows 3.11 on my
    AMD XP 1900, 1024MB DDR PC2700 , IBM 120GXP 120GB, and see how fast it boots ( or how many incompatibility errors it gives me and doesn't boot :p )
     
  17. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    I tried running a windows 95 bootable hdd from my old pII 233Hz, on my new p4 1.8GHz machine. But it wasn't having any of it!! Wouldn't even boot up.

    Mub's

    Nighty nighty! Watch out for spooks and ghouls :eek:
     
  18. dieot

    dieot OSNN Junior Addict

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    I don't think 3.1 will work on anything faster than a 486 and windows 95 will crash like mad if it is installed on anything faster than a 500mhz
     
  19. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    I lost my Windows 95 CD about 3 years ago somewhere in my house, I haven't seen it since :p

    I don't miss it at all.
     
  20. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    I still have all of the Windows 95 releases somewhere. I am a pack rat when it comes to software.